Admiral (Ned Yorke)

By Dudley Pope

Charles II returns from exile bringing with him unease to the Spanish major. during this vibrant description of seventeenth-century buccaneers, Ned Yorke, the chief and hero of the swashbuckling band are depended upon for the defence of Jamaica, combating with captured Spanish weapons. bold raids at the Spanish appear inevitable, as Yorke units out at the excessive seas to far away adventures on behalf of the King and his personal honour.

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Flies on the Butter

By Denise Hildreth Jones

Can you ever particularly cross domestic again?

Rose Fletcher's come a ways from her South Carolina up-bringing of Sunday church and Mamaw's fried chook. As a high-powered lobbyist in Washington, D.C., Rose has positioned the South at the back of her. however the peace and happiness she has sought eludes her. together with her marriage near to catastrophe, her brain races with the chaos her lifestyles has become.

Now Rose needs to head south for domestic. She'll face her demons, relive her coming-of-age, and confront the problems that experience saved her away these kind of years. it will take the intervention of strangers and a painful miracle of grace to assist her locate that position referred to as "home" as soon as again.

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By Todd Strasser

What if the bomb had really been dropped? What in case your family members used to be the one one with a shelter?

In the summer season of 1962, the potential of nuclear battle is all an individual talks approximately. yet Scott’s dad is the single one in the community who truly prepares for the worst. because the pals scoff, he builds a bomb look after to carry his relations and shares it with simply enough offers to maintain the 4 of them alive for 2 serious weeks. in the midst of the evening in overdue October, whilst the unthinkable occurs, those self same buddies strength their means into the look after prior to Scott’s dad can close the door. With now not sufficient room, no longer adequate nutrients, and never sufficient air, existence contained in the preserve is filthy, bodily draining, and emotionally fraught. yet even worse is the query of what's going to — and won’t — stay while the door is opened back. across the world best-selling writer Todd Strasser has written his so much remarkable and private novel so far, ruthlessly but sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of 1 of the main explosive moments in human background.

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Dark Nadir (Sholan Alliance)

By Lisanne Norman

The area of Jalna had published many secrets and techniques to the Sholan-Human groups despatched there on a rescue challenge. but the planetary conflicts had ended in the injured Carrie and Kusac being put in cryo on a non-Sholan vessel, with Kaid desperately attempting to rush them again to Sholan clinical amenities. yet earlier than they can achieve their rendezvous aspect, the send they have been on was once stuck in a Valtegan capture, leaving Kaid just enough time to ship Carrie's and Kusac's life-pods into area, within the desire that they might be discovered by way of pleasant forces. Kaid used to be definite he and his humans have been doomed, until eventually an immense vessel abruptly materialized, scooping up either Kaid's send and the Valtegan foe. Now them all have been prisoners of a totally unknown humans. And in basic terms time may inform no matter if they might fallen into the clutches of a good extra lethal enemy than the Valtegans...

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Time Was: Isaac Asimov's I-BOTS

By Steve Perry

The 12 months is 2013, and Zac Robillard is at the run...with 5 stolen I-Bots. an excellent inventor operating for WorldTech company, he had single-handedly orchestrated your next step in robot evolution by way of constructing a workforce of amazing cybernetic creatures; specimans which outline the energy and the Aristocracy of robots with the emotional and mental complexity of people. yet simply whilst delight appeared within sight, Zac discovers that WorldTech's hidden schedule is to exploit his worthy creations as killers for rent. Now Zac and the I-Bots are stuck in a deadly online game of cat-and-mouse with WorldTech's proprietor, Annabelle Donahoe, who pursues them with a fierce decision that borders on mental obsession.

on the middle of the tale are the I-Bots themselves : Pys-4, their brooding chief; the gorgeous and useless Radiant, able to manipulating all different types of power; Itazura, the warrior jokester; Killaine, the group's reluctant mom determine, and Stonewall, the quietest and most powerful I-Bot.

Time Was Isaac Asimov's I-Bots, written by means of of the field's emerging stars, Steve Perry and Gary A. Braunbeck, relies on an idea originated via the grand grasp of technology fiction himself, Isaac Asimov. Asimov, the main well-known SF author of all time, first created after which popularized our sleek suggestion of the robotic in his recognized novels and brief tale collections. Books like Caves of metal, The bare Sun, and I, Robot outlined the robotic for generations of readers. yet, in his notion of the I-Bots, Asimov started to take his targeted imaginative and prescient of the robotic in a innovative new path. whereas Asimov used to be unable to write down the I-Bots' tale himself, Perry and Braunbeck have crafted his imaginative and prescient right into a gripping suspense-filled novel.

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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel

A Korean Charlotte's Web

More than 2 million copies sold

this can be the tale of a rooster named Sprout. not content material to put eggs on command, in basic terms to have them carted off to the marketplace, she glimpses her destiny each morning during the barn doorways, the place the opposite animals roam loose, and is derived up with a plan to flee into the wild—and to hatch an egg of her own.

An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood that includes a plucky, lively heroine who rebels opposed to the tradition-bound global of the barnyard, The rooster Who Dreamed She might Fly is a unique of common resonance that still opens a window on Korea, the place it has captivated hundreds of thousands of readers. And with its array of animal characters—the chicken, the duck, the chicken, the puppy, the weasel—it calls to brain such classics in English as Animal Farm and Charlotte’s Web.

that includes specially-commissioned illustrations, this primary English-language version of Sun-mi Hwang’s fantasy for our occasions superbly captures the adventure of an unforgettable personality in global literature.

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Laura (Femmes Fatales)

By Vera Caspary

Laura Hunt used to be the suitable sleek girl: attractive, dependent, hugely formidable, and totally mysterious. No guy might withstand her charms—not even the hardboiled NYPD detective despatched to determine who grew to become her right into a faceless corpse. As this difficult cop probes the secret of Laura’s loss of life, he turns into passionate about her unusual strength. quickly he realizes he’s been seduced by way of a useless woman—or has he?

Laura gained lasting renown as an Academy Award-nominated 1944 movie, the best noir romance of all time. Vera Caspary’s both haunting novel is striking for its fashionable, hardboiled writing, its electrifying plot twists, and its darkly complicated characters—including a girl who stands because the final femme fatale.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the easiest of women’s writing within the vintage pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From secret to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, those rediscovered queens of pulp supply subversive views on a turbulent period. benefit from the sequence: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The women in 3-B; Laura; The guy Who enjoyed His Wife; Mother reveals a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

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The Viceroy of Ouidah

By Bruce Chatwin

During this shiny, robust novel, Chatwin tells of Francisco Manoel de Silva, a bad Brazilian adventurer who sails to Dahomey in West Africa to alternate for slaves and amass his fortune. His plans exceed his desires, and shortly he's the Viceroy of Ouidah, grasp of all slave buying and selling in Dahomey. however the ghastly enterprise of slave buying and selling and the open savagery of existence in Dahomey slowly eat Manoel's wealth and sanity.

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Before They Rode Horses (Saddle Club Super Edition, Book 5)

By Bonnie Bryant

"That's it, then," acknowledged Deborah  "I don't desire you to overcome me at Scrabble with horse words.  I don't desire you to learn to me out of your horse books.  I wish each one of you to inform me a real-life tale that actually occurred to you."

"Great," stated Stevie.  "There was once the time Belle and I--"

"No.  I are looking to pay attention tales that do not have something to do with horses."

"What for?" Carole asked.

"Well, my child goes to be surrounded through horses and horse speak all of his life.  Horses are enjoyable, yet they don't seem to be everything.  I'd prefer to understand that by some means, anything except horses used to be ever vital to the 3 of you. i have to confess that i locate the concept i am approximately to be a mom even scarier than the concept that i am approximately to have a baby.  So, i would like a few help.  I comprehend i will consistently get support from you approximately horses.  Give me a few aid approximately mothering."

The women checked out one another.

"No horses?" Carole asked.

"Not a one," Deborah said.

There used to be a protracted silence.

"How a few cup of tea?" Lisa asked.

"Sure," Deborah agreed.  "It'll most likely support encourage your storytelling.  I'll allow you to repair the tea.  The health care provider stated I won't consume something, so simply deliver me a few ice chips to munch on.  I'll wait the following for you."  She placed her toes up on a chair, leaned again, and closed her eyes.

The ladies moved quickly out of the lounge into the kitchen, the place they'd a brief conference.

"Is she okay?" Stevie asked.

"No horses?" Carole echoed, nonetheless surprised by way of the concept she may possibly even have anything to claim that did not need to do together with her favourite subject.  When she wrote a background paper, it used to be in regards to the cavalry within the Civil War.  In English, she'd simply been chuffed while they would learn "Charge of the sunshine Brigade." Horses have been far and wide in Carole's life.  She regularly assumed that that used to be high-quality with every body round her.  Now Deborah sought after whatever else.

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The Meursault Investigation

By Kamel Daoud

A big apple instances striking e-book of 2015 — Michiko Kakutani, the head Books of 2015, New York Times — TIME Magazine Top Ten Books of 2015 — Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year — Financial Times Best Books of the Year

“A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus’s The Stranger, from the viewpoint of the mute Arab victims.” —The New Yorker
He was once the brother of “the Arab” killed by way of the notorious Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s vintage novel. Seventy years after that occasion, Harun, who has lived on the grounds that formative years within the shadow of his sibling’s reminiscence, refuses to enable him stay nameless: he offers his brother a narrative and a name—Musa—and describes the occasions that resulted in Musa’s informal homicide on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
In a bar in Oran, evening after evening, he ruminates on his solitude, on his damaged middle, on his anger with males determined for a god, and on his disarray while confronted with a rustic that has so disenchanted him. A stranger between his personal humans, he desires to be granted, ultimately, the appropriate to die.
The Stranger is after all critical to Daoud’s tale, during which he either endorses and criticizes the most well-known novels on the planet. A valuable supplement to its nice predecessor, The Meursault research is not just a profound meditation on Arab identification and the disastrous results of colonialism in Algeria, but additionally a gorgeous paintings of literature in its personal correct, advised in a special and affecting voice.

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