By Hans Christian Andersen
A richly wonderful and informative selection of Hans Christian Andersen's tales, annotated through one in all America's top folklore scholars.In her so much bold annotated paintings up to now, Maria Tatar celebrates the tales instructed by way of Denmark's "perfect wizard" and re-envisions Hans Christian Andersen as a author who casts his spell on either teenagers and adults. Andersen's so much loved stories, reminiscent of "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The grotesque Duckling," and "The Little Mermaid," at the moment are joined through "The Shadow" and "Story of a Mother," mature tales that exhibit his literary diversity and intensity. Tatar captures the tales' unmatched dramatic and visible energy, exhibiting precisely how Andersen turned one of many world's ten so much translated authors, in addition to Shakespeare, Dickens, and Marx. Lushly illustrated with multiple hundred fifty infrequent photos, many in complete colour, by way of artists comparable to Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac, The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen will captivate readers with annotations that discover the wealthy social and cultural dimensions of the 19th century and build a compelling portrait of a author whose tales nonetheless fascinate us at the present time.
By Patti Callahan Henry
Garnering comparisons to Anne Rivers Siddons and Pat Conroy, Patti Callahan Henry has woven her lyrical Southern voice in the course of the Lowcountry panorama. Now, as ladies from contrary aspects of a similar sea meet, a story unfolds that may draw you into the heart’s remembrances—and the delicate awakenings of first love.…
Twenty-seven-year-old Kara Larson is slowed down within the pressure of making plans her intricate marriage ceremony to a pro golfer. nonetheless, to meet the necessities of the Palmetto Pointe Junior Society, she makes time in her busy time table to go to an aged girl at a nursing domestic facility. quickly she unearths herself mesmerized by way of the singsong Irish lilt of ninety-six-year-old Maeve Mahoney as Maeve recounts the rambling tale of her past love again in eire. Or, Kara starts off to ask yourself, is she quite retelling an historical story of fantasy and legend? expecting the tale to spread in bits and items, and attempting to figure the underlying fact, Kara is drawn in—and pushed to recollect her personal old flame: adolescence neighbor Jack Sullivan. steadily she realizes that ahead of she embarks on her new existence, she needs to learn how her personal story—with Jack—will end.…
By Bernard Werber
Après avoir visité les mondes souterrains dans sa trilogie des Fourmis et l'au-delà dans les Thanatonautes, Bernard Werber se lance sur les strains du fameux chaînon manquant, le «ápère de nos pèresá». Une direction poursuite haletante où l'on rencontreá: une jeune reporter délurée - ex-cambrioleuse -, un journaliste à l. a. retraite - obèse mais fin limier -, un spécialiste de l. a. préhistoire qui en savait trop, un membership de savants passionnés, une charcutière industrielle, une megastar du X, quelques primates avisés et une dame phacochère qui n'a pas peur des alliances contre nature... Voyage aux resources de l'humanité, enquête aux mille rebondissements, hypothèses scientifiques stupéfiantes sur le mystère de nos origines... Werber se fait une fois encore explorateur des frontières de l'inconnu. Suspense, humour, technological know-how, aventure un mystery paléontologique qui pourrait bien changer notre imaginative and prescient du monde.
By Julien Gracq
From the instant he arrives at a chic seashore resort along with his lover, Allan unsettles and obsesses the opposite visitors. Elusive, equivocal, attractive, he lives, gambles, swims and dances with a wierd fierceness that they locate intoxicating. quickly he even haunts their dreams.
One through one, each one visitor is fatally interested in Allan. And, because the hazy August warmth fades and summer season involves an finish, they gravitate in the direction of self-destruction.
Rich, lushly poetic, a depressing Stranger is a dreamlike portrayal of lives lived at the fringe of the abyss.
"Gracq's place in sleek French literature rests on his extraordinary prose. He used to be one of many nice stylists of his century, a author with a carnal relation to phrases, in a position to impressive and hallucinatory evocative power." - The Times
"Gracq is exclusive. His texts shine within the darkness of literature... each web page is a discovery and we're thankful for his or her good looks, their intelligence and their exoticism." - Libération
By Barry Sadler
The everlasting Mercenary enters the gates of the Persian Empire to develop into commander of Shapur II’s royal forces. yet one guy will see to his downfall. he's Rasheed, consultant to the King and member of a sacred brotherhood, thirsty for Casca’s blood…..
Branded a heretic, sentenced to burn on the stake, Casca needs to die…again and back.
By Helen Schulman
Whilst the Bergamots stream from a comfy upstate university city to long island urban, they’re now not really definite how they’ll adapt—or what to make of the unusual new global of well-to-do long island. quickly, even though, Richard is fed on by means of his govt position at a wide big apple collage, and Liz, who has traded in her educational occupation to supervise the lives in their youngsters, is hectically ferrying younger Coco round town.
Fifteen-year-old Jake is gratefully taken into the fold by way of a gaggle of associates at Wildwood, an elite deepest school.
But the upper-class cocoon during which they've got enveloped themselves is ripped aside while Jake wakes up one morning after an unchaperoned get together and reveals an electronic mail in his in-box from an eighth-grade admirer. hooked up is a sexually particular video she has made for him. surprised, shocked, perhaps a bit proud, and scared—a jumble of adolescent emotion—he forwards the video to a chum, who then forwards it to a chum. inside of hours, it’s long past viral, everywhere in the university, the town, the world.
The resulting scandal threatens to shatter the Bergamots’ experience of protection and id, and, finally, their happiness. they seem to be a stable kin confronted with undesirable offerings, and the way they decide to react, separately and at one another’s behest, areas every little thing they carry pricey in jeopardy.
This attractive Life is a devastating exploration of the blurring barriers of privateness and the fragility of self, a clear-eyed portrait of recent existence that may have readers debating their assumptions approximately kinfolk, morality, and the sacrifices and offerings we make within the identify of affection.
By María Fiter
Esta es los angeles historia de una familia de peces: el padre Barbatz, l. a. madre Julieta y el pequeño Pir, pero también es los angeles historia de un río que día a día va convirtiéndose en un lugar en donde es imposible vivir. Objetos de todas clases, suciedad y basura se acumulan en el cauce: los peces que viven allí tienen miedo y no entienden por qué todo se está volviendo oscuro y silencioso.
Barbatz emprende un viaje río arriba para encontrar las respuestas a lo que está ocurriendo. Y cuando Julieta se cansa de esperar el regreso de Barbatz, make a decision ir a buscarlo para averiguar qué ha pasado con él. Julieta comienza así una aventura que cambiará por completo su vida y l. a. de su familia.
By Don Pendleton
Mack Bolan mounts his greatest conflict but, the start of the grand finale opposed to the Mafia!
By Isabel Allende
The unforgettable first novel that proven Isabel Allende as one of many world's such a lot talented and creative storytellers—now on hand for the 1st time as an ebook.
The residence of the Spirits brings to lifestyles the triumphs and tragedies of 3 generations of the Trueba kinfolk. The patriarch Esteban is a unstable, proud guy whose voracious pursuit of political strength is tempered merely through his love for his soft spouse, Clara, a girl with a paranormal connection to the spirit international. while their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result's an unforeseen reward to Esteban: his loved granddaughter Alba, a gorgeous and strong-willed baby who will lead her relatives and her state right into a progressive future.
One of crucial novels of the 20 th century, The condo of the Spirits is a charming epic that spans a long time and lives, weaving the private and the political right into a common tale of affection, magic, and destiny.
By Ayşe Kulin
From the the world over bestselling writer of *Last educate to Istanbul*. Ever seeing that Nimeta was once a baby, she’d performed precisely what was once anticipated of her. She married a in charge guy she met in collage, had kids, and demonstrated a hectic journalism careerand there has been no cause to imagine something may ever switch. Then at some point, whereas reporting on a protest in Zagreb, Nimeta’s existence takes a dramatic flip. not just does she lay eyes on a good-looking reporter who captures her middle, yet a little-known flesh presser through the identify of Slobodan Milosevic grants a speech fanning the flames of long-dormant Serbian nationalism. As her love affair intensifies and political tensions construct, Nimeta is pressured to reassess every little thing she concept she knew approximately family members, love, loyalty, and humanity itself. Navigating either the recent panorama of her middle and that of her loved war-torn urban, Nimeta needs to draw upon her inner most reserves of internal power to maintain her relatives secure. A relocating drama set opposed to the backdrop of the concern that rocked the Balkans within the Nineteen Nineties, *Rose of Sarajevo* finds the large lengths humans will visit within the identify of affection.