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By Ben Okri

It is a tale for every age, set in a time and position most sensible recognized to fanatics of fairytales and myths. it's a smooth fantasy, a manner of figuring out who we're now and the way our look for id impacts our perceptions and activities, shot via with the mild magic of Ben Okri's inventive prose. 'Astonishing the Gods is correctly labored and designated, and fulfils Calvino's prescription for lightness - being like a fowl instead of a feather' New Statesman & Society

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By Alan Jacobson

An enigmatic covert operative. a talented FBI agent with a gloomy prior. And an apprehension plot not like any in history... An explosion pulverizes the president-elect's helicopter on Election evening. It quickly turns into transparent that the crowd at the back of the assassination possesses a long way higher achieve than whatever the FBI's Joint Terrorism job strength has but encountered—and a plot so deeply interwoven within the country’s textile that it threatens to upend America's political method. yet as division of safeguard covert operative Hector DeSantos and FBI Agent Aaron “Uzi” Uziel deal with who's at the back of the bombings, Uzi’s own demons not just jeopardize the research yet may well sit down on the center of a tangle of lies that threaten to set off a world terrorist assault. Hailed through political mystery grasp Vince Flynn as “a clever, complicated novel that explodes from the page,” and through Lee baby as “a nice thriller” that’s “fast, tough, and intelligent,” challenging goal is a ticking time bomb that retains you clinging to the sting of your seat...and turning the pages. notice: tough objective additionally positive aspects Jacobson's famed FBI Profiler, Karen Vail, in a key position affecting nationwide protection.

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New PDF release: 德川家康06:双雄罢兵(Tokugawa Ieyasu, Book 6)

By 山冈庄八

作者:(日本)山冈庄八 译者:岳远坤 陈都伟

山冈庄八(1907-1978),日本著名历史小说家,著有《德川家康》、《织田信长》、《丰臣秀吉》、《伊达政宗》等,作品规模宏大,运笔细腻生动,代表了日本历史小说的最高成就。逝世后,因其杰出成就,被追授瑞宝勋章。
《德川家康》洋洋五百五十万言,将日本战国中后期织田信长、武田信玄、德川家康、丰臣秀吉等群雄并起的历史苍劲地铺展开来。在这样一个英雄辈出的时代,德川家康最终脱颖而出,结束战国烽烟,开启三百年太平盛世。作品展现了德川家康作为乱世终结者和盛世开创者丰满、曲折、传奇的一生,书中每一行每一页都充满着智慧与杀伐、谋略与权术、天道与玄机!它不仅成为商战兵法、政略宝典、兵家必备,更是不朽的励志传奇。
本书历时十八年始得完成,图书出版后,一时洛阳纸贵,掀起极大反响,日本前首相中曾根康弘要求日本内阁成员必读《德川家康》;经营之神、日本松下电器创建人松下幸之助要求松下员工必读《德川家康》;美国前驻日大使赖世和说:“要了解日本、超越日本,必须先了解德川家康。”著名史学家、作家柏杨先生则认为:“中国有两部书可以和<德川家康》相比,一是《资治通鉴》,一是《三国演义》。”

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Download e-book for kindle: Toys by James Patterson, Neil McMahon

By James Patterson, Neil McMahon

James Bond and Jason Bourne have simply been crowned! A conflict for the area is determined into unstoppable movement and Hays Baker is the one person who can store it.

Hays Baker and his spouse Lizbeth own super-human power, remarkable intelligence, gorgeous seems, a intercourse existence to die for, and appealing childrens. after all they do--they're Elites, endowed at start with some of the best that the area can supply. the single challenge of their ideal global: people and their toys!

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The most sensible operative for the organisation of swap, Hays has simply gained the fiercest conflict of his profession. He has been praised by way of the President, and is a countrywide hero. yet ahead of he can delight in his triumph, he gets an implausible surprise that overturns every thing he concept was once precise. abruptly Hays is at the different part of the gun, compelled to depart his excellent relations and struggle for his lifestyles.

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Download e-book for kindle: Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman

By Steve Cushman

Fifteen yr outdated Julian Hale’s lifestyles is grew to become the other way up whilst his mom without warning strikes from North Carolina to Florida lower than the pretense of operating her parents’ hotel and completing the radical she has been writing for years. whereas Julian has constantly been toward his mom and needs to compliment her, she tells him he has to stick with his father until eventually the top of the varsity yr.

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Ariel Dorfman's Mascara: A Novel PDF

By Ariel Dorfman

Mascara delves into the darkish terrain of identification and cover whilst the lives of 3 humans collide. A anonymous guy with a face nobody recollects has the devastating skill to work out and trap on movie the brutal truths lurking within all people he encounters. Oriana, a gorgeous lady with the reminiscence of an blameless baby, is relentlessly pursued through mysterious figures from her earlier. health professional Mavirelli is a superb and power-hungry plastic physician who controls society's such a lot in demand figures by way of shaping their faces. The twining of those 3 fates performs out in a climactic unmasking.

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By Rainbow Rowell

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From ny instances bestselling writer of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching tackle love, marriage, and magic phones.

Georgie McCool is aware her marriage is in difficulty. That it's been in hassle for a very long time. She nonetheless loves her husband, Neal, and Neal nonetheless loves her, deeply—but that just about turns out inappropriate now.
might be that was once consistently beside the point.

days sooner than they're speculated to stopover at Neal's kinfolk in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't pass. She's a television author, and something's arise on her express; she has to stick in l. a.. She understands that Neal could be dissatisfied with her—Neal is usually a bit disenchanted with Georgie—but she doesn't anticipate to him to close up the children and pass with no her.

whilst her husband and the youngsters go away for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's eventually performed it. If she's ruined everything.

That evening, Georgie discovers how to speak with Neal some time past. It's no longer time go back and forth, now not precisely, yet she sounds like she's been given a chance to mend her marriage ahead of it starts off. . . .

Is that what she's presupposed to do?

Or could Georgie and Neal be at an advantage if their marriage by no means occurred?

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New PDF release: The Broken Places

By Susan Perabo

With this stylish and psychologically penetrating novel, Perabo invitations readers into the realm of Paul Tucker, a 12-year-old boy profoundly careworn via his family's wealthy culture of conspicuous valor and heroism. Subtly heartbreaking and clever, The damaged Places is a masterful exploration of the precarious intersection of honor, responsibility, and kinfolk.

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Download PDF by Mikhail Sholokhov: And Quiet Flows the Don (Tikhii Don, Book 1)

By Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don (Тихий Дон, lit. "The Quiet Don") is 4-volume epic novel via Russian author Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov. the first 3 volumes have been written from 1925 to '32 & released within the Soviet journal October in 1928–32. The 4th quantity used to be entire in 1940. The English translation of the first 3 volumes seemed lower than this identify in 1934. the unconventional is taken into account the most major works of Russian literature within the twentieth century. It depicts the lives & struggles of Don Cossacks in the course of WWI, the Russian Revolution & Russian Civil warfare. In 1965, Sholokhov used to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel. The authorship of the radical is contested by means of a few literary critics & historians, who think it wasn't totally written by way of Sholokhov.

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Download e-book for kindle: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

By Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly homosexual Simon Spier prefers to avoid wasting his drama for the varsity musical. but if an electronic mail falls into the inaccurate fingers, his secret's prone to being thrust into the highlight. Now change-averse Simon has to discover the way to step out of his convenience region prior to he's driven out—without alienating his pals, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the main complicated, lovely man he's by no means met.

Incredibly humorous and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, popping out story—wrapped in a geek romance—is a knockout of a debut novel through Becky Albertalli.

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