Secrets

By Jacqueline Wilson

India lives in a wide, sumptuous condo with a mum she can't stand and a dad she adores, although he hasn't had a lot time for her lately. She seeks solace in her magazine, which she retains in honest imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives at the neighborhood council property together with her loving and able grandmother. She is dedicated to her nan yet lives in worry of getting to return to dwell along with her mom and violent stepfather.

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Return from the Stars

By Stanisław Lem

Hal Bregg is an astronaut who returns from an area undertaking during which purely 10 organic years have handed for him, whereas 127 years have elapsed on the earth. He reveals that the earth has replaced past popularity, jam-packed with people who've been medically neutralized. How does an astronaut sign up for a civilization that shuns chance? Translated by way of Barbara Marszal and Frank Simpson. A Helen and Kurt Wolff publication

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Natán y sus hijos. Jerusalén 1192.

By Mirjam Pressler

Jerusalén, 1192: los caballeros templarios han perdido los angeles Ciudad Santa, todos han sido ejecutados por orden del sultán Saladino. Solo le perdona l. a. vida a uno, al joven Curd von Stauffen, quien a su vez salva de un incendio a Recha, los angeles bella hija del comerciante judío Natán, llamado el Sabio.
Alrededor de Natán, judíos, cristianos y musulmanes intentan hallar sentido a sus vidas y convivir de manera pacífica. Sin embargo, el comerciante tiene también poderosos enemigos que conspiran contra su vida.
En medio de estas disputas, Saladino se encuentra con Na­tán para poner a prueba su proverbial sabiduría. «¿Cuál es los angeles religión verdadera?», le pregunta. Natán le responde con l. a. famosa parábola de los tres anillos, que sitúa el amor al prójimo y los angeles tolerancia por encima de cualquier creencia.

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Vatican Waltz

By Roland Merullo

The new novel from the award-winning writer of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the tale of a tender Catholic girl jolted from a quietly religious lifestyles in pursuit of a mysterious calling.
 
Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming lifestyles outdoors of Boston, guided by means of her Catholic religion. whilst she loses her liked grandmother, she starts off experiencing “spells” of such extreme non secular intimacy that she wonders approximately her sanity. dedicated to her aged father and never quite attracted to relationship and socializing, she develops a deep friendship along with her parish priest. His congregation sees him as provocative and radical, yet he encourages Cynthia to discover her faith—however it provides itself. 

When he's killed in a mysterious coincidence, a message starts to emerge from Cynthia’s prayers: God is looking her to be the 1st girl Catholic priest. Her revelation is met with ridicule by means of sure of the extra reactionary officers she reaches out to in the Church. not able to music out the divine messages, she shall we the facility of loyal religion force her all of the strategy to the Vatican in pursuit of a future she doesn’t absolutely understand—and a flip of occasions that might necessarily carry lengthy late switch to the Catholic Church.

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Best European Fiction 2011

By Aleksandar Hemon

The release of Dalkey's top eu Fiction sequence was once not anything in need of extra special, with wide-ranging assurance in foreign media equivalent to Time journal, the hot York occasions, Wall road magazine, Chicago Tribune, monetary occasions, and the parent; gleaming stories and interviews in print and on-line magazines resembling the Believer, Bookslut, Paste, and the Huffington submit; radio interviews with editor Aleksandar Hemon on NPR stations within the US and BBC Radio three and four within the united kingdom; and a great reaction from booksellers, who made top eu Fiction 2010 an "Indie subsequent" decide and created desk monitors and detailed promotions through the US and united kingdom. For 2011, Aleksandar Hemon is again as editor, besides a brand new preface by means of Colum McCann, and with an entire new forged of authors and tales, together with paintings from nations now not integrated in top eu Fiction 2010.

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The New Breadmakers

By Margaret Thomson Davis

The recent Breadmakers is the long-awaited sequel to Margaret Thomson Davis' bestselling saga The Breadmakers - her vintage trilogy chronicling the lifestyles and occasions of a Glasgow working-class group in the course of the Nineteen Thirties and '40s. Having survived every thing that the melancholy and the second one international battle has thrown at them, the folk of McNair's bakery and the encompassing tenements at the moment are dealing with an doubtful destiny. With the Coronation of 1953, a brand new age is starting, and all is in no way good within the lives of the breadmakers. Catriona McNair's husband is making her existence a distress and he or she comes to a decision to take drastic motion; her pals Julie and Sammy became all for a look for a long-lost daughter; Alec Jackson, the happy-go-lucky reformed philanderer, reveals himself stuck up in a single of Glasgow's worst tragedies; and the children are demanding conference within the identify of romance. the hot Breadmakers is the splendidly evocative tale of those and a bunch of different vibrant Glasgow characters, as they pass though the extreme alterations of the Fifties and '60s.

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Lewiatan

By Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea

Trylogia ILLUMINATUS! To jedna z najbardziej liczących się książek kultowych, która w doskonały sposób odzwierciedla złożony w swej odmienności posunięty do granic absurdu obraz Ameryki. Jest to czarna komedia, gigantyczna satyra przypominająca niektóre utwory Thomasa Pynchina. Sceny w tej komedii przesuwają się niczym w barwnym kalejdoskopie, przywodząc przed oczy tajemnicze sekty, ugrupowania polityczne, słynne postacie historyczne, władców, świat seksu i narkotyków, uzdrowicieli i zbawców.

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Farewell Floppy

By Benjamin Chaud

It used to be definitely the right plan: abandon puppy rabbit Floppy within the woods and take an enormous bounce towards maturity. Having a bunny that moonlights as a ally is for infants, correct? it really is higher to chop a puppy free, make new human buddies, and never be so depending on a floppy-eared fur ball bent on chewing electric cords, correct? If asserting goodbye to Floppy is needed to develop up, why does existence with out Floppy appear so unsuitable? From Benjamin Chaud, the seriously acclaimed author/illustrator of The Bear's Song and The Bear's Sea Escape, comes this unforgettable, thought-provoking photograph publication in regards to the energy of not likely friendships.

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Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality

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 woman with an excellent 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 realization from men. And on most sensible 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 attractiveness (with assistance from faux hair and lots of makeup).

Lexi's ailing of it. She's in poor health of being the lady who hears approximately kisses rather than getting them. She's ill of being neglected by means of her longtime weigh down, Logan. She's ill of being taken without any consideration by means 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. ladies with out nice personalities are usually not going to grasp what hit them. simply because Lexi's going to play the wonder video game -- and she's in it to win it.

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Bed: Stories

By Tao Lin

Students, contemporary graduates, and their mom and dad paintings at Denny’s, volunteer at a public library in suburban Florida, attend satanic ska/punk live shows, devour chinese language meals with the homeless of recent York urban, and visit an analogous eastern eating place in new york thrice in sleepless days, all whereas craving always for romance, a greater form of love, or anything greater than love, issues which—much just like the Loch Ness Monster—they be aware of most likely don't exist, yet are rumored to exist and as a result “good enough.”

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