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  • The Farming of Bonesby Edwidge Danticat

    Soho Press 2003; US$ 23.00

    In a 1930s Dominican Republic village, the scream of a woman in labor rings out like the shot heard around Hispaniola. Every detail of the birth scene--the balance of power between the middle-aged Seņora and her Haitian maid, the babies' skin color, not to mention which child is to survive--reverberates throughout Edwidge Danticat's Farming... more...

  • Island of Ghostsby Gillian Bradshaw

    Tom Doherty Associates 1999; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    Ariantes is a Sarmatian, a barbarian warrior-prince, uprooted from his home and customs and thrust into the honorless lands of the Romans. The victims of a wartime pact struck with the emperor Marcus Aurelius to ensure the future of Sarmatia, Ariantes and his troop of accomplished horsemen are sent to Hadrian's Wall. Unsurprisingly, the Sarmatians... more...

  • The Power of Oneby Bryce Courtenay

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 6.99

    In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language?English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color?black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive?he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would... more...

  • Nemesisby Lindsey Davis

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. In the high summer of AD 77, laid-back detective Marcus Didius Falco is called upon to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a middle-aged couple who supplied statues to Falco's father, Geminus. The Claudii, nptorious freedmen who live rough in the pestilential Pontine... more...

  • Life And Fateby Vasily Grossman

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    THIS ORANGE INHERITANCE EDITION OF Life and Fate IS PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which... more...

  • Saturnaliaby Lindsey Davis

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.27

    One of the stories from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome, and brings her home to adorn his Triumph as a ritual sacrifice. The logistics go wrong; she acquires a mystery illness - then a young man... more...

  • The Time In Betweenby Maria Duenas

    Atria Books 2011; US$ 16.00

    The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II. Between Youth and Adulthood? At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress.... more...

  • The King's Evilby Edward Marston

    Allison & Busby 2011; US$ 4.36

    A PERILOUS INVESTIGATION IN THE HEART OF LONDON RAVAGED BY THE GREAT FIRE September 1666. Meeting in the ashes of a devastated London, Christopher Redmayne, an architect with Cavalier instincts, and Jonathan Bale, a Puritan constable, are hardly kindred spirits. Redmayne dedicates himself to rebuilding the city that Bale believes was destroyed by its... more...

  • The Repentant Rakeby Edward Marston

    Allison & Busby 2011; US$ 4.36

    London is a veritable cesspool ... A swamp of corruption and crime' When Sir Julius Cheever's son, a notorious rake, goes missing, and a blackmailer begins terrorising London's most dissolute fops, it seems plausible that the two events are connected. Divided by politics but united in a desire to see justice done, Christopher Redmayne and Jonathan... more...

  • The King's Commissionby Dewey Lambdin

    St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 7.99

    Dewey Lambdin has created one of the greatest characters in historical adventure fiction. Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin?sailors beloved by readers all over the world. In The King's Commission , Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes the examination for Lieutenancy... more...