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Thursday Next, literary detective and newlywed, is back to embark on an adventure that begins on her own doorstep. It seems that Landen, her husband, actually drowned in an accident when he was two years old. Someone, somewhere, sometime, is responsible.
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Fourteen-year-old Zoon Razdan is witty, intelligent and deeply perceptive. She also has a deep connection with magic. She was born into it.
The house that she lives in is fantastical—life thrums through its wooden walls—and she can talk to everything in it, from the armchair and the fireplace to the books, pipes and portraits!
But Zoon doesn’t know that her beloved house once contained a terrible force of darkness that was accidentally let out by one of its previous owners. And when the darkness returns, more powerful and malevolent than ever, it is up to her to take her rightful place as the Guardian of the house and subsequently, Kashmir.
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This is a fascinating novel that moves from the present to the past, from fantasy to reality, to explore the mystery of the Nativity story. It opens eyes and minds to the wonder & mystery of Christmas, reaching believers and non-believers alike.
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Oliver Stone is the most wanted man in America; no, not the maverick filmmaker Oliver Stone but the covert agent whose real name is John Carr. Men in the highest circles of power want him dead, and they want him dead quickly, because he knows too many of their deepest secrets. The members of the secretive Camel Club, on the other hand, not only want him alive; they are willing to risk their own lives to save their leader and friend. All of which sets up David Baldacci’s thriller of relentless intensity, a perfect follow-up to his acclaimed Stone Cold.
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In de zomer na zijn afstuderen reist een schrijver naar het oostelijk deel van Europa. Slechts gewapend met een vergeelde foto gaat hij op zoek naar Augstine, de vrouw die al dan niet een schakel is met zijn grootvader die hij nooit heeft gekend – de vrouw die zijn grootvader, zo is hem verteld, uit de handen van de nazi’s heeft gered.
Vergezelgd door de onvergetelijke Alex, zijn jonge Oekraïnse gids en tolk die behept is met een komisch spraakverwarrend accent, maakt Jonathan een donquichotachtige zoektocht door een verwoest landschap, terug naar een onverwacht verleden. Verweven door dit verhaal is de roman die de schrijver aan het schrijven is: een betoverende legende over zijn grootvaders dorp, een sjtel, in de Oekraïne, een lappendeken van verbijsterende overeenkomsten die de generaties door de tijd heen verbindt.
Gepassioneerd, vol verbeeldingskracht en gekenmerkt door een onuitwisbare humaniteit; Alles is verlicht ontgint de zwarte gaten in de geschiedenis en is uiteindelijk een verhaal over het zoeken naar mensen en plaatsen die niet langer bestaan, naar verborgen waarheden die iedere familie overschaduwen en over de broze, maar noodzakelijke verhalen die verleden en de toekomst met elkaar verbinden.
Met Jonathan Safran Foer (USA, 1977) heeft de literatuur er een meesterverteller bij. In zijn eerste roman maken we kennis met de ik-figuur die dezelfde naam draagt als de schrijver, ook zelf schrijft en in de Oekraine op zoek gaat naar een vrouw die zijn grootvader van de Nazi’s heeft gered. Al spoedig ontwikkelt zich een vriendschap tussen hem en Alex, zijn Oekraiense tolk. Stukje bij beetje wordt duidelijk welke verschrikkingen zich hier in de oorlog hebben voorgedaan. Dat wil niet zeggen dat dit een zwaarmoedig boek is; integendeel, het boek staat barstensvol komische, dramatische en absurde verhalen die met verbazingwekkende vanzelfsprekendheid worden opgedist, een beetje a la Garcia Marquez. Ook de frequente genrewisselingen – proza, brieven, dromen, dagboek – maken een volstrekt natuurlijke indruk en dragen bij aan de indruk van lichtheid en feestelijkheid die de lezer ondergaat. Lezen, kortom.
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Laced with cynicism and truth, “A Handful of Dust” satirizes a certain stratum of English life where all the characters have wealth, but lack practically every other credential. Murderously urbane, it depicts the breakup of a marriage in the London gentry, where the errant wife suffers from terminal boredom, and becomes enamoured of a social parasite and professional luncheon-goer.
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It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers it has ever seen. And under the order of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent through the country to investigate the monasteries. There can only be one outcome: dissolution.
But on the Sussex coast, at the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell’s Commissioner, Robin Singleton, has been found dead, his head severed from his body. His horrific murder is accompanied by equally sinister acts of sacrilege.
Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long time supporter of Reform, has been sent by Cromwell to uncover the truth behind the dark happenings at Scarnsea. But investigation soon forces Shardlake to question everything that he hears, and everything that he intrinsically believes…
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Iqbal, a simple Muslim boy from Aligarh, is lured across the border into Pakistan to join the ranks of the notorious Lashkar-e-Toiba, one of the most dreaded Islamist militant organizations in the world. Six months later, a series of bomb blasts rip through a busy market in New Delhi, killing dozens of innocent people. As the police swing into action, it becomes clear that it isn’t just a terror attack they are dealing with, but a larger conspiracy to unseat the government. It is up to the Indian Army now, to wait out events, or plot its own lethal revenge. A military thriller that moves from New Delhi to the Line of Control to Lahore, Lashkar is a gripping tale of insurgency and counterinsurgency, and the terrible fallout of the games governments play.
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“Powerful” (The New Yorker), “extraordinary” (The New York Times Book Review), and “brilliant” (Entertainment Weekly)—you won’t be able to put down this novel by the award-winning bestselling author of White Tears and The Impressionist Critics have compared him to Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Tom Wolfe, and Don DeLillo. Granta dubbed him “one of the twenty best fiction writers under forty.” In My Revolutions, Hari Kunzru delivers his best novel yet. Chris Carver is living a lie. His wife, their teenage daughter, and everyone in their circle know him as Michael Frame, suburban dad. They have no idea that as a radical student during the sixties, he briefly became a terrorist, protesting the Vietnam War by setting off bombs. Until one day a ghost from his past turns up on his doorstep, forcing Chris on the run.
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“Life is fury. Fury — sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal — drives us to our ﬁnest heights and coarsest depths. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise — the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untrammelled lord of creation. We raise each other to the heights of joy. We tear each other limb from bloody limb.”
Malik Solanka, historian of ideas and dollmaker extraordinary, steps out of his life one day, abandons his family without a word of explanation, and flees to New York. There’s a fury within him, and he fears he has become dangerous to those he loves. He arrives in New York at a time of unprecedented plenty, in the highest hour of America’s wealth and power, seeking to ‘erase’ himself. Eat me America, he prays, and give me peace.
But fury is all around him. Cab drivers spout invective. A serial killer is murdering women with a lump of concrete. The petty spats and bone-deep resentments of the metropolis engulf him. His own thoughts, emotions and desires, meanwhile, are also running wild. A young woman in a D’Angelo baseball cap is in store. Also another woman, with whom he will fall in love and be drawn towards a different fury, whose roots lie on the far side of the world.
Fury is a work of explosive energy, at once a pitiless and pitch-black comedy, a profoundly disturbing inquiry into the darkest side of human nature, and a love story of mesmerising force. It is also an astonishing portrait of New York. Not since the Bombay of Midnight’s Children have a time and place been so intensely and accurately captured in a novel.
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Charley Benetto is a broken man, his life destroyed by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits rock bottom after discovering he won’t be invited to his only daughter’s wedding. And he decides to take his own life.
Charley takes a midnight ride to his small hometown: his final journey. But as he staggers into his old house, he makes an astonishing discovering. His mother – who died eight years earlier – is there, and welcomes Charley home as if nothing had ever happened.
What follows is the one seemingly ordinary day so many of us year for: a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets and to seek forgiveness.
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Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something . . . just a little something.
Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life—and the lives of those around her—forever.
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