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- Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 39.95
This text examines the under-researched and often troubling phenomenon of silence in second language learning through a triangulation of SLA research, memoirs and language learner diaries, and psychoanalytic concepts of anxiety, ambivalence, conflict and loss. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening pages?when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head?novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00
Leigh Fielding wants a life. Seriously. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday. Now, thanks to the generosity of the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, it looks like her wish may come true. With her newfound vitality (and Larry?s kidney) in tow, Leigh hits the road for... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
The characters in Jess Row?s remarkable fiction inhabit ?a city that can be like a mirage, hovering above the ground: skyscrapers built on mountainsides, islands swallowed in fog for days.? This is Hong Kong, where a Chinese girl and her American teacher explore the ?blindness? of bats in an effort to locate the ghost of her suicidal mother; an American... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero , about how we get to the edge of ruin?and how we begin to make our way back. Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who?s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind?until, all of a sudden, he... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 9.86
Do you remember the West End of London during the 1950s? Did you live or work there? If so, I want to hear from you ... This was the advertisement author Pip Granger placed in a local newspaper, and the response was immediate. Soon she was hearing from people who recalled what it was like when sweets were rationed; from families who'd been... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.50
Unlimited, unconditional, unending love. Is it fantasy or reality? In this extraordinary and fascinating book, bestselling author Jess Stearn reveals that perfect love does exist--that you can find it, experience it . . . and with it, change your life forever. Here are the inspiring stories of many real-life soulmates Stearn has met, the innermost... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 7.99
In the vein of Jennifer McMahon?s Promise Not to Tell and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold comes Love Lies Bleeding , a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried. Jess McConkey (aka award-winning author Shirley Damsgaard) enthralls with her ingenious blending of family drama and gripping mystery. Suspenseful... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 8.45
It is 1945, and all over England people are looking forward to being at peace again. Except for one woman. For recently married Zelda, peace means the return of her husband, and this is bad news indeed. Zelda has had to marry Charlie Fluck because she was pregnant by him. And the Fluck clan are backed by the unsavoury Holes, at the centre of whose... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 8.45
It is 1956, and Lizzy is working in Soho when Peace comes to stay. Peace is a beautiful sixteen-year-old part-Chinese girl, the daughter - it turns out - of her employer Bandy Bunion's estranged sister. Peace has been at a boarding school in the country - but, tired of feeling lonely and of being bullied, she has run away, and does not intend to go... more...