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Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

By Salman Rushdie

EISBN-13: 978-0-679-60394-8

With an identical fantastic mind's eye and love of language that experience made Salman Rushdie one of many nice storytellers of our time, Luka and the hearth of Life revisits the magic-infused, problematic international he first dropped at lifestyles within the smooth vintage Haroun and the ocean of Stories. This breathtaking new novel facilities on Luka, Haroun’s more youthful brother, who needs to shop his father from definite doom.

For Rashid Khalifa, the mythical storyteller of Kahani, has fallen into deep sleep from which not anyone can wake him. to maintain his father from slipping away completely, Luka needs to go back and forth to the Magic global and scouse borrow the ever-burning fireplace of existence. therefore starts off a quest replete with not going creatures, unusual alliances, and probably insurmountable demanding situations as Luka and an collection of enchanted partners race via peril after peril, go through the land of the Badly Behaved Gods, and succeed in the hearth itself, the place Luka’s destiny, and that of his father, could be decided.

Filled with mischievous wordplay and delving into issues as common because the energy of filial love and the which means of mortality, Luka and the fireplace of Life is a e-book of wonders for every age.

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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid

By Jamaica Kincaid

An excellent examine colonialism and its results in Antigua—by the writer of Annie John

"If you visit Antigua as a vacationer, this can be what you will discover. in case you come through aeroplane, you'll land on the V. C. chicken foreign Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) fowl is the major Minister of Antigua. you will be this kind of vacationer who could ask yourself why a main Minister would wish an airport named after him—why no longer a college, why no longer a clinic, why now not a few nice public monument. you're a vacationer and you have got no longer but noticeable . . ."

So starts Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which exhibits us what we haven't but obvious of the ten-by-twelve-mile island within the British West Indies the place she grew up.

Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright via turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small position can't support yet enlarge our imaginative and prescient of 1 small position and all that it signifies.

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121 Express by Monique Polak

By Monique Polak

The scholars of the 121 show are notorious for undesirable habit. Lucas is familiar with his function at the bus will ascertain his social status at his new institution. whilst a funky troublemaker singles him out, he saves himself via teasing one other child. His ploy works, and shortly Lucas is correct within the middle of the mayhem at the bus. He loves his new attractiveness, but if the thrill and video games get uncontrolled, Lucas starts off to question his offerings.

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99 Francs by Frédéric Beigbeder

By Frédéric Beigbeder

En ce temps-là, on mettait des photographies géantes de produits sur les murs, les arrêts d'autobus, les maisons, le sol, les taxis, les camions, los angeles façade des immeubles en cours de ravalement, les meubles, les ascenseurs, les distributeurs de billets, dans toutes les rues et même à l. a. campagne. los angeles vie était envahie par des soutiens-gorge, des surgelés, des shampoings antipelliculaires et des rasoirs triple-lame. L'oeil humain n'avait jamais été autant sollicité de toute son histoire : on avait calculé qu'entre sa naissance et l'âge de 18 ans, toute personne était exposée en moyenne à 350 000 publicités. Même à l'orée des forêts, au bout des petits villages, en bas des vallées isolées et au sommet des montagnes blanches, sur les cabines de téléphérique, on devait affronter des trademarks "Castorama", "Bricodécor", "Champion Midas" et "La Halle aux Vêtements". Il avait fallu deux mille ans pour en arriver là.»

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Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli

By Valeria Luiselli

A tender mom in Mexico urban, captive to a earlier that either overwhelms and liberates her, and a home she can't abandon nor absolutely occupy, writes a singular of her days as a translator dwelling in big apple. a tender translator, adrift in Harlem, is desirous to translate and put up the works of Gilberto Owen, an vague Mexican poet who lived in Harlem in the course of the Nineteen Twenties, and whose ghostly presence haunts her within the city’s subways. And Gilberto Owen, demise in Philadelphia within the Fifties, confident he's slowly disappearing, remembers his heyday a long time prior to, his friendships with Nella Larsen, Louis Zukofsky, and Federico Garcia Lorca, and the younger lady in a crimson coat he observed within the home windows of passing trains. because the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they float into one unmarried move, an elegiac evocation of affection and loss.

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La pipe de Maigret (Maigret, Livre 48) by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

Los angeles Pipe de Maigret est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon publiée en 1947. Elle fait partie de l. a. série des Maigret.

Historique
La nouvelle est écrite à l'Hôtel de Cambrai, au 30 rue de los angeles Turenne, à Paris, en juin 1945.

La première book de l. a. Pipe de Maigret a lieu le 22 juillet 1947 dans l'édition du recueil auquel l. a. nouvelle a donné son titre, et qui comprend aussi le roman Maigret se fâche. los angeles nouvelle précède le roman dans l'édition originale. Elle est reprise en 1990 dans le recueil Nouvelles inattendues.

Résumé
À l. a. PJ, Maigret reçoit une certaine Madame Leroy, veuve et triste. Son fils, Joseph (dix-sept ans), l'accompagne. Elle est persuadée que, durant son sommeil ou son absence, quelqu'un fouille sa maison de Charenton, située sur le quai de Bercy 1. Pourtant, rien n'a disparu et elle forget about ce qu'on y cherche.

Maigret n'écoute ses doléances que d'une oreille. Une fois los angeles dame et son fils partis, le commissaire se rend compte qu'une de ses pipes a disparu de son bureau.

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Lyrics by Richard Matheson

By Richard Matheson

Few of Richard Matheson's readers comprehend that he had hopes for writing well known track. At a really early age, Matheson taught himself easy methods to write sheet track, yet his kin couldn't come up with the money for artwork provides and so he needed to hand over composition. yet track by no means left his brain and whilst Matheson came upon an artistic new outlet via his writing (cheaper than track, requiring just a pencil and paper), he fast begun composing either prose tales in addition to poetry. He picked up tune composition back on the age of seventeen, including track to his poems. right here in Lyrics are the compositions that Matheson created, in e-book for the first actual time.

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A Russian Novel by Emmanuel Carrère

By Emmanuel Carrère

In all his paintings, the seriously acclaimed Emmanuel Carrère has educated his unblinking gaze at the lives of others as they struggle a wasting conflict with that the majority fearsome of adversaries: the self. Now, decided to flee the awful visions of his narratives, he's taking on a movie undertaking within the center of Russia, whereas additionally embarking on a brand new love affair again domestic in Paris; yet quickly sufficient, the diversion he seeks eludes him, intimacy proves too laborious and Carrère is left peering into the darkish replicate of his personal life.

Set in Paris and Kotelnich, a small post-Soviet city, A Russian Novel strains Carrère's pursuit of 2 obsessions: the disappearance of his Russian grandfather and his fascination with a lady he loves yet can't hold from destroying. stylish and passionate, A Russian Novel weaves the strands of Carrère's tale right into a travelogue of a trip inward. highway journey, confession, emotional travel de strength, this fearless reckoning illuminates the schemes we devise to stay clear of ourselves and the inevitable money they particular.

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The Bone Tree: A Novel (Unwritten Laws Book 2) by Greg Iles

By Greg Iles

Greg Iles keeps the electrifying tale began in his damage long island instances bestseller Natchez Burning during this hugely expected moment installment of an epic trilogy of blood and race, family members and justice, that includes Southern legal professional Penn Cage.

Former prosecutor Penn Cage and his fiancée, reporter and writer Caitlin Masters, have slightly escaped with their lives after being attacked by way of prosperous businessman Brody Royal and his Double Eagles, a KKK sect with ties to a few of Mississippi’s strongest males. however the genuine probability has merely began as FBI targeted Agent John Kaiser warns Penn that Brody wasn’t the real chief of the Double Eagles. The puppeteer who truly controls the terrorist team is a guy way more fearsome: the manager of the kingdom police’s legal Investigations Bureau, Forrest Knox.

The basically manner Penn can keep his father, Dr. Tom Cage—who is fleeing a homicide cost in addition to corrupt law enforcement officials bent on killing him—is both to make a devil’s cut price with Knox or smash him. whereas Penn desperately pursues either suggestions, Caitlin uncovers the genuine tale at the back of a sequence of unsolved civil rights murders which may carry the major to the Double Eagles’ downfall. the path leads her deep into the prior, into the black backwaters of the Mississippi River, to a mystery killing floor utilized by slave proprietors and the Klan for over 2 hundred years . . . a spot of terrifying evil recognized simply as “the bone tree.”

The Bone Tree is an explosive, action-packed mystery jam-packed with twisting intrigue and lethal secrets and techniques, a story that explores the conflicts and casualties that outcome while the darkest truths of yank heritage come to gentle. It places us contained in the epidermis of a noble guy who has consistently fought for justice—now ultimately driven past his limits.

Just how some distance will Penn Cage, the hero we idea we knew, visit shield these he loves?

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Landed by Tim Pears

By Tim Pears

Pointed out within the Anglo-Welsh borders through an affectionate yet alcoholic and feckless mom, Owen Ithell's experience of self is rooted in his lengthy, brilliant visits to his grandparents' small farm within the hills. There he's deeply inspired by means of his grandfather's primitive, merciless courting along with his animals and the land. As an grownup he strikes clear of the rustic of his adolescence to an English urban the place he builds a brand new existence, operating as a gardener. He meets Mel, they've got teenagers. He believes he has discovered happiness - and love - of a kind. yet following a vehicle twist of fate, within which his daughter is killed and he loses a hand, the process his existence and the lives of these he loves is modified ceaselessly. Owen, not able to paintings, alienated and finally legally separated from his kinfolk, is haunted by means of suicidal innovations. In his melancholy, he resolves to reconnect with either his prior and the flora and fauna. Abducting his young ones, he embarks on an extended, fateful trip, strolling to the Welsh borders of his formative years. In his confusion his trip is a greedy at a few type of an figuring out of his loss. strong, richly evocative and completely poised among the wish of redemption and the specter of irrevocable tragedy, Landed is Tim Pears' so much guaranteed and beguiling novel thus far.

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