• The Memory Stones

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    A compelling tale of a young woman’s disappearance in 1970s Argentina, The Memory Stones is a sweeping, epic story of a family tragedy whose consequences echo throughout generations

  • Memory Wall

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    Anthony Doerr’s brilliant new collection of stories is about memory: the source of meaning and coherence in our lives, and the fragile thread that connects us to ourselves and to others.Now includes ‘The Deep’, which was awarded the 2011 Sunday Times Short Story Award.In the luminous title story, a young boy in South Africa comes to possess an old woman’s secret, a piece of the past with the power to redeem a life. In The River Nemunas’, a teenaged orphan moves from Kansas to Lithuania, and discovers a world in which myth becomes real. And in Afterworld,’ a woman who escaped the Holocaust is haunted by visions of her childhood friends in Germany, yet finds solace in the tender ministrations of her grandson.The stories in Memory Wall show us how we figure the world, and show Anthony Doerr to be a master of the form.

  • The Party

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    Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn’t wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice, and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family’s estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had.But Martin has a secret. He knows something about Ben, something he will never tell. It is a secret that will bind the two of them together for the best part of 25 years.At Ben’s 40th birthday party, the great and the good of British society are gathering to celebrate in a haze of champagne, drugs and glamour. Amid the hundreds of guests – the politicians, the celebrities, the old-money and newly rich – Martin once again feels that disturbing pang of not-quite belonging. His wife, Lucy, has her reservations too. There is disquiet in the air. But Ben wouldn’t do anything to damage their friendship.Would he?

  • Paradise City

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    An audacious, compassionate state-of-the-nation novel about four strangers whose lives collide with far-reaching consequences

  • Hinterland

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    An exquisite, unsettling novel about refugees and what it is to be underage, homeless and invisible in a foreign land

  • A Doubter’s Almanac

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    An astounding novel, where personal ambition battles against family love, and the most complex intellectual ideas leap from the page with dazzling and seductive beauty

  • Thirst

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    On a searing summer evening, Eddie Chapman has been stuck in a traffic jam forhours. There are accidents along the highway, but ambulances and police areconspicuously absent. When he decides to abandon his carand run home, he sees that the trees have been burned and the water in the stream bedis gone. Something is very wrong.When he arrives home, there is a power cut and no running water. The pipeseverywhere, it seems, are dry. Eddie and his wife, Laura, find themselves thrust togetherwith their neighbours while a sense of unease thickens in the stifling night air.Thirst takes place in the immediate aftermath of a mysterious disaster – the Chapmansand their community suffer the effects of the heat, their thirst and the terrifying realisationthat no one is coming to help. As violence rips through the community, Eddie and Lauraare forced to recall secrets from their past and question their present humanity. In crispand convincing prose, Benjamin Warner compels readers to do the same.

  • The Sunshine Sisters

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    The Sunshine Girls is a moving story of love, loss and family by the bestselling author of Falling, Jane Green. It was never easy, being one of Ronni Sunshine's daughters. Publicly, she is the glamorous, successful, dramatic Hollywood actress. Privately, she is self-absorbed, angry, and a disinterested, narcissistic mother. Now in her seventies, Ronni has had strange symptoms for a while, but has refused to believe her diagnosis: she has ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease. There is no cure. Ronni's three adult daughters - Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy - are largely estranged, both from her, and from each other. All are going through crises of their own. But Ronni is adamant that they must come home, and help her take her own life. As their mother's illness draws them together to confront old jealousies and secret fears, they discover that blood might be thicker than water after all ...

  • En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule

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    "En verite, l'insurrection contre mes parents, contre la pauvrete, contre ma classe sociale, son racisme, sa violence, ses habitudes, n'a ete que seconde. Car avant de m'insurger contre le monde de mon enfance, c'est le monde de mon enfance qui s'est insurge contre moi. Je n'ai pas eu d'autre choix que de prendre la fuite. Ce livre est une tentative pour comprendre."

  • Histoire de la violence

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    En rentrant chez lui le soir de Noel, Edouard se fait aborder par Reda et l'invite a monter dans son studio. Toute la nuit, ils font l'amour, discutent, rient, se racontent leur vie… Jusqu'a ce que Reda sort un revolver de sa poche, menace Edouard, le viole et s'enfuit. Bien apres les demarches medicales et judiciaires, Edouard se confie a sa s?ur Clara. Lorsqu'il surprend ensuite le recit qu'elle en fait a son mari, les deux narrations se confrontent dans une spectaculaire opposition de langages et de reflexions.

  • Sobre Grace

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    Desde su ninez en Alaska, David Winkler ha vivido obsesionado por la nieve. Ademas, David tiene un don: a veces puede ver cosas antes de que ocurran. Sus premoniciones le permiten saber que un vecino sera atropellado por el autobus o que se enamorara de una mujer en un supermercado. Pero cuando David suena que su hija se va a ahogar en una inundacion sin que el pueda salvarla, toda su vida se desmorona. Huir de su familia, de su casa y de su propio futuro parece el unico modo de negar el sueno que lo atormenta.Solo, sin medios y sin saber si su hija ha sobrevivido o si su mujer ha conseguido perdonarlo, David tendra que comenzar una nueva vida. Hasta el dia en que deba enfrentarse a la decision de buscar a las personas que dejo atras.

  • 2 Timers

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    Harmony is piecing her life back together after learning that her husband slept with her sister Melody and relapsed into addiction. Harmony has to decide if she loves her husband enough to fight two demons--her powerful megastar sister Melody, and the drug addiction that has grabbed hold of her husband again--or if she will walk away, allowing Melody to once again steal everything from her, including her joy.After her younger sister Lyric has a near death experience, Harmony must also take on the hard task of getting Lyric help for her drug addiction. As she guides her sister, Harmony meets a handsome stranger who makes her question whether she ever really loved her husband. Will she be a two-timer, or will she give up on her marriage for good?Melody is still throwing her money around to get what she wants. Fed up with her rapper boyfriend and his two-timing ways, she unwittingly finds herself in love for the first time, but it is with a man who doesn't belong to her--her sister's husband. She knows that she has only won him over temporarily because she is his constant supply of drugs and the fast life. How far will she go to keep him? Will she accept his deceitful ways just to spite her sister? Will she risk her megastar career just to have him?

  • El Muro De La Memoria

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    Cada hora, aqui y alla, un sinfin de recuerdos desaparecen para siempre. Y, al mismo tiempo, los ninos, explorando lo que les es desconocido, rehacen el mundo de nuevo con la memoria, la fuente de sentido en nuestras vidas, el fragil hilo que nos conecta con nosotros y con los demas.En «El muro de la memoria», un joven sudafricano halla en un secreto del pasado el poder de redimir una vida. En «Rio Niemen», un adolescente huerfano se muda a Lituania para vivir con su abuelo y descubre un mundo en el que el mito se hace realidad. «El pueblo 113» nos lleva hasta la presa de las Tres Gargantas, en China, y el pueblo en ciernes del hundimiento. Finalmente, «El mas alla» presenta a una mujer atormentada por el Holocausto del que escapo, y que solo encontrara consuelo en el afecto de su nieto.

  • El Jilguero

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    Al empezar El jilguero vamos enfocando una habitacion de hotel en Amsterdam. Theo Decker lleva mas de una semana encerrado entre esas cuatro paredes, fumando sin parar, bebiendo vodka y masticando miedo. Es un hombre joven, pero su historia es larga y ni el sabe muy bien por que ha llegado hasta aqui.Como empezo todo? Con una explosion en el Metropolitan Museum hace unos diez anos y la imagen de un jilguero de plumas doradas, un cuadro esplendido del siglo XVII que desaparecio entre el polvo y los cascotes. Quien se lo llevo fue el mismo Theo, un chiquillo entonces, que de pronto se quedo huerfano de madre y se dedico a desgastar su vida: las drogas lo aranaron, la indiferencia del padre lo cego y sus amistades le condujeron a la delincuencia. Su historia tuvo la ocasion de llegar a su final, en el desierto de Nevada, pero no. Al cabo de un tiempo, otra vez las calles de Manhattan, una pequena tienda de anticuario y un bulto sospechoso que va pasando de mano en mano hasta llegar a Holanda.

  • Christmas at Promise Lodge

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    As Promise Lodge's first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishop's narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn't sit well with the Bender sisters, the town's courageous founders, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren't the most important of God's gifts--even if she suspects her tender feelings for Preacher Amos Troyer run deeper than simple friendship.Amos hasn't given up hope that stubborn, spirited Mattie will change her mind about taking another husband, but when an accident threatens to change the course of his life forever, he wonders if the Lord has sent him a message. He'll need faith, hope, and charity to find the right path--and a Christmas blessing to convince Mattie to walk it with him.

  • And You Call Yourself a Christian

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    Out of all the divas at New Day Temple of Faith, Unique has to be the most colorful one--she and her mother Lorain, that is. Never one to hold her tongue in the name of keepin' it real, it's no surprise that Unique has not been saved all her life. It's safe to say that Lorain wasn't born on the church pew either. Let the church folk tell it, the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree when it comes to Unique.Lorain--once known as the tight skirt, V-neck blouse, too much makeup-wearing leader of the New Day Singles Ministry--claims she's there to look out for her daughter and try to keep her in check. But how in the world does Lorain think she can even begin to keep her daughter on the straight and narrow with the crooked life of her own?Some might say Lorain has failed miserably as a mother when Unique ends up in jail for three counts of murder. One who would agree is the woman who raised Unique while Lorain was out living her life freely. As an all-out war takes place between Unique's birth mother and the woman who raised her, will Unique have any support while she fights for her life behind bars? Will all forsake her while they are too busy with their own agendas? Only God holds the answer to this one.

  • She's No Angel

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    Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher's eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time, how to be a pastor's wife. She's on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven, but first she'll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.Try as she might, Angel just can't seem to handle Mother Calloway on her own. Some devils are just too big for one angel to take on alone. That's why First Lady Arykah hops on the first thing smokin' to go rescue her friend from the pits of hell. The Olivia Pope of the Kingdom is on a mission to put order in the house of the Lord. What Lady Arykah doesn't know is that Mother Calloway has backup too--the whole dang church! Angel is relying on a wing and a prayer to win this battle between good and evil. As far as Lady Arykah is concerned, Bibles and holy oil have been drawn. Now it's time to lay hands on some folks!

  • Carl Weber's Kingpins: Charlotte

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    Come follow Blake Karrington as he once again takes you on a ride through the gritty dirt roads of the South. In this suspenseful Southern tale, we are introduced to King, a southern born and bred hustler who is determined to take the drug empire handed to him by his father into the legitimate world of the music industry. Little does he know that when the streets birth you, trying to leave can be deadly.King's life is looking good when he meets a beautiful, classy queen. Sloan is a college-educated, hardworking neo-soul singer. She has always tried to do the right thing, but when something from her past comes back to haunt her, it could destroy the love she and King are building.

  • I'm Doin' Me 2

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    Tiffany and Kory are settled into their happily-ever-after, and marriage is bliss. All is perfect, except one thing is missing: a baby. After several months of trying, Tiffany decides to shift her focus to work, since she's being groomed to take over the network after Mr. Green steps down due to health issues. When she finally conceives and learns she has to go on bedrest until the birth, it leaves room for her new opponent, Tracy Simms, to step in and take her place. Tracy, beaten out of her position at KCLN just for showing up late, has vowed to get back at Tiffany one way or another. Now she will stop at nothing to make sure Tiffany doesn't rise to the top again. With plans to shut Tiffany down, Tracy does all she can to ensure her own ascent in the industry. She doesn't care who she steps on in the process.

  • Presence: Collected Stories

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    Though best known for creating some of the greatest dramas of the 20th century, Arthur Miller was also a master of the short story. Initially published in prestigious venues like The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Esquire, his fiction comprises a fascinating and indispensable portion of his life's work. Presence: Collected Stories revives and reintroduces these masterly works, making available in one volume stories previously scattered across various collections. Here, as in his best plays, Miller pulls apart the threads of American life with tender humanism and unmatched psychological realism. These stories build on the landscape of Miller's drama, of Broadway dives and Brooklyn shipyards where businessmen, writers, bums, and blue-collar workers struggle with for self-worth. This vital collection celebrates not just the Miller we know through his most often-performed plays, but the whole of his astounding depth as an artist.

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