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- Random House 2010; US$ 14.38
The Child in Time opens with a harrowing event. Stephen Lewis,a successful author of children's books, takes his three-year-old daughter on a routine Saturday morning trip to the supermarket. While waiting in line, his attention is distracted and his daughter is kidnapped. Just like that. From there, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 26.95
In this stunning new novel, Ian McEwan?s first female protagonist since Atonement is about to learn that espionage is the ultimate seduction. Cambridge student Serena Frome?s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England?s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95
The novel opens on a sweltering summer day in 1935 at the Tallis family?s mansion in the Surrey countryside. Thirteen-year-old Briony has written a play in honor of the visit of her adored older brother Leon; other guests include her three young cousins -- refugees from their parent?s marital breakup -- Leon?s friend Paul Marshall, the manufacturer... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95
In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish. Henry Perowne?a neurosurgeon, urbane, privileged, deeply in love with his wife and grown-up children?plans to play a game of squash, visit his elderly mother, and cook dinner for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
In 1962, Florence and Edward celebrate their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties weighs over them. And unbeknownst to both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives. With exquisite prose, Ian McEwan creates in On Chesil Beach a story of lives transformed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man is killed. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
Michael Beard is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist (and compulsive overeater) whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions, and halfheartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. Meanwhile, Michael?s fifth marriage... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95
On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence: Clive is Britain's most successful modern composer, and Vernon is editor of the newspaper The Judge.... more...
- Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 21.00
From the Booker Prize winning author of Amsterdam , a brilliant new novel. On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, son of the Tallis?s cleaning lady, whose education has... more...