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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER ? Colum McCann?s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit?s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow,... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.95
Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is commonly considered to be the last novel in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women series. It takes place ten years after Little Men and follows the children from that book into adulthood. Out in the world they deal with love, ambition, and the snobbery of society. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today?s follies. But even the end of life-as-we-know-it is transformed by Kurt Vonnegut?s pen into hilarious farce?a final slapstick that may be... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00
From the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Lonesome Dove comes a powerful coming-of-age novel set in the American West. In Thalia, Texas, Larry McMurtry epitomizes small-town America and through characters reintroduced in Texasville and Duane?s Depressed , captures the ecstasy and heartbreak of adolescence. The Last Picture Show is one of... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 10.65
Just thirty, with a well-paid job, no love life and a terrible attitude, the anti-hero of this grim, funny novel smokes four packs of cigarettes a day and writes weird animal stories in his spare time. A computer programmer by day, he is tolerably content, until he's packed off with a colleague - the sexually-frustrated Raphael Tisserand - to... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it?s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 16.99
Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 17.99
In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 18.99
At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis . Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they are a motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts. In a time of colonial upheaval, fate has thrown together a diverse... more...