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Elleander Morning: A Novel

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By Jerry Yulsman

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Elleander Morning is an alternate background during which global warfare II by no means occurred. within the book's commencing pages, Adolf Hitler is sitting in a café in Vienna in 1913 while he's assassinated via an American lady, Elleander Morning. the radical received a number of awards, together with the 1986 Ditmar Award for top foreign fiction and the technological know-how Fiction membership Deutschland's Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis

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Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality

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By Elizabeth Eulberg

A hilarious novel from Elizabeth Eulberg approximately taking the wall out of the wallflower so she will bloom.

Don't mess with a lady with an exceptional personality.

Everybody loves Lexi. She's well known, shrewdpermanent, humorous . . . yet she's by no means been a type of women, the beautiful ones, who get the entire recognition from men. And on best of that, her seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, is an apprehension in a tiara, and a part of a competition scene the place she will get praised for her good looks (with the aid of pretend hair and hundreds makeup).

Lexi's ill of it. She's ailing of being the woman who hears approximately kisses rather than getting them. She's unwell of being missed through her longtime overwhelm, Logan. She's in poor health of being taken with no consideration by way of her pageant-obsessed mother. And she's unwell of getting all her family's cash wasted on a phony pursuit of perfection.

The time has come for Lexi to step out from the sidelines. women with out nice personalities usually are not going to grasp what hit them. simply because Lexi's going to play the wonder online game -- and she's in it to win it.

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Los Detectives Salvajes

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By Roberto Bolaño

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, los detectives salvajes, salen a buscar las huellas de Cesarea Tinajero, los angeles misteriosa escritora desaparecida en Mexico en los anios inmediatamente posteriores a l. a. Revolucion, y esa busqueda el viaje y sus consecuencias se prolonga durante veinte anos, desde 1976 hasta 1996, el tiempo canonico de cualquier errancia, bifurcandose a traves de multiples personajes y continentes, en una novela en donde hay de todo: amores y muertes, asesinatos y fugas turisticas, manicomios y universidades, desapariciones y apariciones. Sus escenarios son Mexico, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Francia, Espana, Austria, Israel, africa, siempre al compas de los detectives salvajes poetas desperados, traficantes ocasionales, Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, los enigmaticos protagonistas de este libro que puede leerse como un refinadisimo mystery wellesiano, atravesado por un humor iconoclasta y feroz. Entre los personajes destaca un fotografo espanol en el ultimo escalon de l. a. desesperacion, un neonazi borderline, un torero mexicano jubilado que vive en el desierto, una estudiante francesa lectora de Sade, una prostituta adolescente en permanente huida, una procer uruguaya en el sixty eight latinoamericano, un abogado gallego herido por l. a. poesia, un editor mexicano perseguido por unos pistoleros a sueldo?

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Slowness: A Novel

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By Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera's lightest novel, a divertimento, an opera buffa, Slowness can be the 1st of this author's fictional works to were written in French.

Disconcerted and enchanted, the reader follows the narrator of Slowness via a midsummer's evening within which stories of seduction, separated through greater than 200 years, interweave and oscillate among the elegant and the comedian. Underlying this libertine fable is a profound meditation on modern existence: concerning the mystery bond among slowness and reminiscence, in regards to the connection among our era's wish to fail to remember and how we now have given ourselves over to the demon of pace. And approximately "dancers" possessed through the eagerness to be obvious, for whom lifestyles is purely a perpetual exhibit emptied of each intimacy and each joy.

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Lawaai in Luxemburg

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By René Verhulst

In 'Lawaai in Luxemburg' hebben Arie Roos, Jan Prins en Bob Evers opdracht van Pa Roos gekregen om zijn administrateur Bierkoop te achterhalen. De vader van Arie is de baas van de Roos Rederijen.Bierkoop heeft er jaren een dubbele boekhouding op nagehouden, waardoor de rederij fors benadeeld is. Bierkoop is erin geslaagd om het geld naar Luxemburg te brengen en zit daar nu van zijn pensioen te genieten, onwetend van het feit dat de drie vrienden hem op het spoor zijn gekomen.
Als de D-trein waarmee ze naar Luxemburg reizen in Ettelbruck een tussenstop maakt, krijgt dikke Arie honger. De jongens stappen een café binnen en raken verwikkeld in een vechtpartij. Jan Prins houdt het hoofd koel en gaat de vechtersbazen achterna. Bij een ruïne ontdekt hij tot zijn schrik dat hun oude vijand Breitstein betrokken is bij het uit Europa smokkelen van oorlogsmisdadigers. Samen met de Amerikaanse FBI gaan de jongens in de achtervolging.
De achtervolging gaat met veel lawaai gepaard en leidt through Luxemburg stad naar de Vogezen. Gaandeweg hebben Jan, Arie en Bob meer final van de FBI dan voordeel. Door Arie weten ze het spoor van Breitstein weer op te pikken. In een verlaten stuk van de Maginotlinie vindt de afrekening met Breitstein plaats. Vervolgens moet dan ook Bierkoop nog in de kraag gepakt worden. Die blijkt bijna web zo narrow als Arie.

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The Gladiator (Crosstime Traffic)

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By Harry Turtledove

In Harry Turtledove's The Gladiator, the Soviet Union gained the chilly battle. The Russians have been a bit smarter than they have been in our personal global, and the us used to be a bit dumber and much much less resolute. Now, greater than a century later, the world's long past Communist, and capitalism is a nasty word.

For Gianfranco and his pal Annarita, a few young ones turning out to be up in Milan, existence in a seriously regimented, surveillance-rich command economic climate is simply simple dreary. The eventual withering-away of the country does not appear like it will take place every time soon.

Annarita's a hard-working pupil and a member of the younger Socialists' League. Gianfranco is lots much less motivated--but nevertheless, his father's a celebration apparatchik. the largest pleasure of their lives is a wargame store referred to as The Gladiator, which runs tournaments, and shares significant complicated video games you cannot locate at any place else.

Then, without warning, the store is close down. a persons discovered that The Gladiator's video games are educating counterrevolutionary capitalist rules. the protection Police are looking out low and high for the shop's owners, who have not just vanished into skinny air, yet have left at the back of units of fingerprints that are not within the documents of any executive on earth.

Only one staffer is left: Gianfranco and Annarita's buddy Eduardo. he is at the run, and he involves them in mystery with an wonderful tale: he is a time dealer from our personal timeline, by chance left at the back of while the shop was once evacuated. the single manner Eduardo can get domestic to his personal timeline is that if Gianfranco and Annarita might help him achieve one of many different time dealer websites during this world--and the safety Police may be on their tails all of the method there.

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Le témoignage de l'enfant de choeur (Maigret, Livre 51)

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By Georges Simenon

Le Témoignage de l'enfant de chœur est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon qui fait partie du recueil paru sous le titre Maigret et l'inspecteur Malgracieux en 1947 aux Presses de l. a. Cité, faisant partie de l. a. série Commissaire Maigret. Son écriture a ecu lieu le 28 avril 1946.

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L'action se déroule entièrement dans une petite ville de province. Le commissaire Maigret a été enfant de chœur. Cette expérience va lui permettre de comprendre pourquoi Justin, un jeune garçon, enfant de chœur, lui aussi, s'est permis de révéler à l. a. police l'existence d'un crime sans dire toute los angeles vérité.

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Freehold

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By William C Dietz

Colonel Stell and his band of mercenaries yearn for a spot to name domestic. To them Freehold is sort of a shiny diamond within the colossal universe. yet its barren region stipulations, financial instability, social disarray, and political turmoil render the planet ideal for takeover. keen to struggle something that stands of their means, Colonel Stell and his small workforce deal with all who search to dominate their planet, even massive interstellar empires. Their luck aren't decided through their measurement yet by way of their answer to create a house for themselves. 

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Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

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By Megan McDonald

"Fans of Judy Moody and her brother, Stink, will locate every little thing they love the following -- friendships, riddles, event, and animals." -- Kirkus Reviews (Ages 5-8)

When 3 guinea pigs from the neighborhood puppy store make a good break out, Stink Moody and his acquaintances Webster and Sophie spring into motion. Ta-da! the wonderful Fur buddies around up the little hairballs and produce them thoroughly again to Mrs. Birdwistle’s store, the place they realize -- oohla- los angeles! -- guinea pig pandemonium! Time for the good Guinea Pig Giveaway! Stink and corporate hit the line aboard the Squeals on Wheels show in a loopy quest to fi nd stable houses for a hundred and one squealing, whistling, chirping, wiggly piggies. FUR-eaky!

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An Almost Perfect Moment

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By Binnie Kirshenbaum

In Brooklyn, within the Age of Disco, Valentine Kessler -- a candy Jewish woman who bears a awesome resemblance to the Virgin Mary of Lourdes -- has an unerring present for shattering the goals and hopes of these who love her. Miriam, her long-suffering mom, betrayed and anguished by means of the husband she adores, seeks solace in day-by-day video games of mah-jongg with the ladies, a go among a Greek refrain and Brooklyn's rendition of the 3 clever males, who dispense suggestion, predictions, and care within the type of poppy-seed cake and apple strudels. whilst her maximum worry for Valentine is learned, Miriam takes convenience within the proposal that it couldn't get any worse. after which it does.

Sagacious, sorrowful, and hilarious, a nearly excellent second is a unique approximately moms and daughters, star-crossed enthusiasts, doctrines of the divine, and a colourful Jewish group that after outlined Brooklyn. This P.S. version gains an additional sixteen pages of insights into the e-book, together with writer interviews, prompt analyzing, and extra.

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