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Обложка книги 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story

 Автор: Harris Dan

 Жанр: Религия и духовность, Самосовершенствование


‘With a healthy dose of scepticism and humour, Dan Harris skilfully demystifies meditation, reminding us all that a healthy and happy mind is not only essential for our own sanity, but also for those around us. More importantly, he provides a compelling invitation to move beyond words, from the idea to the experience. A wonderful book and excellent advice.’ Andy Puddicombe, founder of Headspace

‘With startling, provocative, and often very funny candour, Dan Harris tells the story of why he urgently needed to tame the strident voice in his head, and how he did it. His argument for the power of mindfulness–which he bases both on cutting-edge science and his own hard-won experience–will convince even the most sceptical reader of meditation’s potential.’ Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

‘In 10% Happier, Dan Harris describes in fascinating detail the stresses of working as a news correspondent and the relief he has found through the practice of meditation. This is an extremely brave, funny, and insightful book. Every ambitious person should read it.’ Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith

‘A compellingly honest, delightfully interesting, and at times heartwarming story of one highly intelligent man’s life-changing journey toward a deeper understanding of what makes us our very best selves.’ Chade-Meng Tan, author of Search Inside Yourself

‘Too many mainstreamers write books about meditation and miss the point—productivity, efficiency, and getting an edge mean nothing without compassion. But this brilliant, humble, funny story shows how one man found a way to navigate the nonstop stresses and demands on modern life and back to humanity by finally learning to sit around and do nothing.’ Colin Beavan, author of No Impact Man

‘A spiritual adventure from a master storyteller. Mindfulness can make you happier. Read this to find out how.’ George Stephanopoulos

‘The science supporting the health benefits of meditation continues to grow as does the number of Americans who count themselves as practitioners but, it took reading 10% Happier to make me actually want to give it a try. Dan Harris takes the mystical mantle off meditation and shows how easy it can be to incorporate into your life. Painfully candid, outrageously funny, and definitely enlightening, Harris’s book left me feeling much more than 10% happier.‘ Richard E. Besser, M.D.—Chief Health and Medical Editor, ABC News

‘Part-science, part-memoir, and part self-help, Harris outlines specific ways he learned to, well, chill the f**k out.’ GQ

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Обложка книги 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

 Автор: Peterson Jordan B

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Психология, Религия и духовность, Самосовершенствование


What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

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Обложка книги A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

 Автор: Koontz Dean

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


"In each little life we can see great truth and beauty, and in each little life we glimpse the way of all things in the universe."

DEAN KOONTZ thought he had everything he needed. A successful novelist with more than twenty #1 New York Times bestsellers to his credit, Dean had forged a career out of industry and imagination. He had been married to his high school sweetheart, Gerda, since the age of twenty, and together they had made a happy life for themselves in their Southern California home. It was the picture of peace and contentment. Then along came Trixie.

Dean had always wanted a dog-had even written several books in which dogs were featured. But not until Trixie was he truly open to the change that such a beautiful creature could bring about in him. Trixie had intelligence, a lack of vanity, and an uncanny knack for living in the present. And because she was joyful and direct as all dogs are, she put her heart into everything-from chasing tennis balls, to playing practical jokes, to protecting those she loved.

A retired service dog with Canine Companions for Independence, Trixie became an assistance dog of another kind. She taught Dean to trust his instincts, persuaded him to cut down to a fifty-hour work week, and, perhaps most important, renewed in him a sense of wonder that will remain with him for the rest of his life. She mended him in many ways.

Trixie weighed only sixty-something pounds, Dean occasionally called her Short Stuff, and she lived less than twelve years. In this big world, she was a little thing, but in all the ways that mattered, including the effect she had on those who loved her, she lived a big life.

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Обложки нет A Cynic Look at Life

 Автор: Bierce Ambrose

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза, Документальная литература, Публицистика

Обложка книги A Drinking Life A Drinking Life

 Автор: Hamill Pete

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


As a child during the Depression and World War II, Pete Hamill learned early that drinking was an essential part of being a man, inseparable from the rituals of celebration, mourning, friendship, romance, and religion. Only later did he discover its ability to destroy any writer's most valuable tools: clarity, consciousness, memory. In *A Drinking Life*, Hamill explains how alcohol slowly became a part of his life, and how he ultimately left it behind. Along the way, he summons the mood of an America that is gone forever, with the bittersweet fondness of a lifelong New Yorker.

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Обложка книги A Free Life A Free Life

 Автор: Jin Ha

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Publishers Weekly

Ha Jin, who emigrated from China in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square, had only been writing in English for 12 years when he won the National Book Award for Waiting in 1999. His latest novel sheds light on an émigré writer's woodshedding period. It follows the fortunes of Nan Wu, who drops out of a U.S. grad school after the repression of the democracy movement in China, hoping to find his voice as a poet while supporting his wife, Pingping, and son, Taotao. After several years of spartan living, Nan and Pingping save enough to buy a Chinese restaurant in suburban Atlanta, setting up double tensions: between Nan's literary hopes and his career, and between Nan and Pingping, who, at the novel's opening, are staying together for the sake of their young boy. While Pingping grows more independent, Nan -amid the dulling minutiae of running a restaurant and worries about mortgage payments, insurance and schooling-slowly snuffs the torch he carries for his first love. That Nan at one point reads Dr. Zhivago isn't coincidental: while Ha Jin's novel lacks Zhivago's epic grandeur, his biggest feat may be making the reader wonder whether the trivialities of American life are not, in some ways, as strange and barbaric as the upheavals of revolution.

***

From the award-winning author of Waiting, a new novel about a family's struggle for the American Dream.

Meet the Wu family-father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao. They are arranging to fully sever ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square, and to begin a new, free life in the United States. At first, their future seems well-assured. But after the fallout from Tiananmen, Nan 's disillusionment turns him toward his first love, poetry. Leaving his studies, he takes on a variety of menial jobs as Pingping works for a wealthy widow as a cook and housekeeper. As Pingping and Taotao slowly adjust to American life, Nan still feels a strange attachment to his homeland, though he violently disagrees with Communist policy. But severing all ties-including his love for a woman who rejected him in his youth-proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined.

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Обложка книги A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains

 Автор: Bird Isabella L

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза, Приключения, Исторические приключения, Природа и животные


A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains" by Isabella L Bird (1831 — 1904) represents a series of the author’s letters to her sister, written during her journey to Colorado. In a six-month period of time she covered over a thousand miles alone, riding a horse, often without any appointed destination. The book is actually a detailed record of this fascinating experience filled with beautiful, vivid descriptions of the scenery, the people she met, their way of life. Among others was "Rocky Mountain Jim" Nugent, a rough man, whom she portrayed as an "awful looking a ruffian as one could see”, but who became her guide and companion, and appears in the book in a romantic outlook. A well brought-up young lady, she rode through the American West, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, climbed mountains and helped with grazing.

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Обложка книги A Life Apart A Life Apart

 Автор: Mukherjee Neel

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Ritwik Ghosh, twenty-two and recently orphaned, finds the chance to start a new life when he arrives in England from Calcutta. But to do so, he must not only relive his entire past but also make sense of his relationship with his mother — scarred, abusive and all-consuming. But Oxford holds little of the salvation Ritwik is looking for. Instead he moves to London, where he drops out of official existence into a shadowy hinterland of illegal immigrants. However, the story that Ritwik writes to stave off his loneliness — a Miss Gilby who teaches English, music and Western manners to the wife of a liberal zamindar — begins to find ghostly echoes in his life with his aged landlady, Anne Cameron. But then, one night, in the badlands of King's Cross, Ritwik runs into the suave, unfathomable Zafar bin Hashm. As present and past of several lives collide, Ritwik's own goes into free fall.

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Обложка книги A Life in Parts A Life in Parts

 Автор: Cranston Bryan Lee

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.

Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial. Acting was clearly the boy’s destiny, until one day his father disappeared. Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.

Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he’s played in real life—paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father. Cranston also chronicles his evolution on camera, from soap opera player trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances as Seinfeld dentist Tim Whatley, “a sadist with newer magazines,” and Malcolm in the Middle dad Hal Wilkerson, a lovable bumbler in tighty-whities. He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson, a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys.

Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.

Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

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Обложка книги A Life Less Monogamous A Life Less Monogamous

 Автор: Beckett Cooper S

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Эротика


We all come to a point in our lives where we finally ask the ever-looming question, “Is this all there is?” And most of us coast along afterwards, just accepting that the answer to that question is probably, “Yes, this is it.” Sometimes, though, we’re lucky. Sometimes we run into the right people at the right time.

Ryan and Jennifer are at that point in their marriage, asking that question. Luckily, tonight at a friend’s holiday party, they’re about to run into those very right people at exactly the right time. Bruce and Paige have successfully crossed the Rubicon into the realm of “what else there is.” They’ve discovered delights and a way of living that Ryan and Jennifer have only ever dreamed about.

Their secret? Bruce and Paige are swingers. And very soon now, thanks to a chance meeting and a new friendship, Ryan and Jennifer will close their eyes, clasp hands, and jump into the deep end of life, exploring the untold wonders of sexuality. Hedonistic pleasures that they can’t even fathom yet, threesomes and sex parties and a deep connection with friends and with each other. The swinging lifestyle.

Today is the day they proclaim: “There is more.” Today is the day they change their lives.

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Обложка книги A Life of Its Own A Life of Its Own

 Автор: Hecht Jeff

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Be careful what you wish for—and how you wish for it!

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Обложка книги A Little Life A Little Life

 Автор: Yanagihara Hanya

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement — and a great gift for its publisher.

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome — but that will define his life forever.

In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

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Обложка книги A Little Love Story A Little Love Story

 Автор: Merullo Roland

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo – winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award – has created a sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious tale of attraction and loyalty, jealousy and grief. It is a classic love story – with some modern twists.

Janet Rossi is very smart and unusually attractive, an aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but she suffers from an illness that makes her, as she puts it, 'not exactly a good long-term investment.' Jake Entwhistle is a few years older, a carpenter and portrait painter, smart and good-looking too, but with a shadow over his romantic history. After meeting by accident – literally – when Janet backs into Jake's antique truck, they begin a love affair marked by courage, humor, a deep and erotic intimacy… and modern complications.

Working with the basic architecture of the love story genre, Merullo – a former carpenter known for his novels about family life – breaks new ground with a fresh look at modern romance, taking liberties with the classic design, adding original lines of friendship, spirituality, and laughter, and, of course, probing the mystery of love.

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Обложки нет A Medical Story

 Автор:

 Жанр: Справочная литература, Справочная литература

Обложка книги A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea A Mile Down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea

 Автор: Vann David

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


I wanted to escape this. I wanted to free myself from the working world and have time to write. And I wanted adventure. Grendel could never free me, but this boat could.

David Vann has loved boats all his life. So when the opportunity arises to start an educational charter business, teaching creative writing workshops aboard a sailboat, he leaps at it. But a trip to Turkey sees him dreaming bigger — and before he knows it, he is at the helm of his own ninety-foot boat, running charters along the Turkish coast.

And here his troubles begin. Sinking deep into debt, and encountering everything from a lost rudder to freak storms, Vann is on the verge of losing everything — including his life.

Part high-seas adventure, part journey of self-discovery, A Mile Down is a gripping and unforgettable story of struggle and redemption by a writer at the top of his game.

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Обложка книги A Private Life A Private Life

 Автор: Chen Ran

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Publishers Weekly

"Sexuality has never been a problem with me. My problem is different. I am a fragment in a fragmented age." Despite this claim, the protagonist of Ran's unusual coming-of-age novel is defined by her precocious beauty and her struggle to define her sexual identity. Ran, one of China's most acclaimed contemporary women writers, tells how lovely Ni Niuniu is seduced before she enters puberty by an older woman, the sly, wise Widow Ho, then falls into an unwanted affair with her male teacher, Ti. In college, she meets the love of her life, a fellow student named Yin Nan, but their brief, passionate affair ends abruptly when Yin Nan becomes involved in the student protests in Tiananmen Square. Traumatized by the loss of Yin Nan and the deaths of her mother and Widow Ho, Niuniu retreats into her own mind, becoming Miss Nothing ("I no longer exist… I have disappeared…"). Niuniu's flaws, foibles and idiosyncrasies represent fertile ground for Chen's wide-ranging psychological character study. Even the more conventional scenes are narrated with lyrical intensity, and hallucinatory dream sequences and passages describing Niuniu's alienation range from the revelatory to the overwrought. The result is an uneven but intriguing novel that captures the heightened sensibility of a woman who flees the bustling contemporary world for the sensual pleasures of inner space.

From Booklist

The turbulent decades spanning the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the deadly demonstrations at Tiananmen Square provide the backdrop for this sensuous coming-of-age tale by Chinese essayist and short-story writer Chen. As a child, sensitive and gawky Ni Niuniu never quite fit in. Teased by her classmates and neglected by her cold, distant father, she engaged in quiet forms of rebellion (she once stole her father's woolen trousers and cut them off at the knees). While her father scarcely acknowledged her, other adults paid Ni Niuniu too much mind: her middle-school teacher, Ti, and an eccentric widower who lived next door each took sexual advantage of the impressionable young girl. Haunted by the past and despondent over the recent death of her mother and departure of her first love, Ni Niuniu retreats from the realities of politically charged Beijing, writing and drawing and endlessly soaking in her tub. Chen's first work to be translated into English provides an eloquent examination of the quest for calm in a chaotic world.

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"Chen Ran's strikingly introspective, subjective, and individualized writing sets her work distinctively apart for the traditional and mainstream realism of the majority of contemporary Chinese writers… In his translation, Howard-Gibbon adeptly conveys the exquisiteness, richness, and slight eccentricity of Chen's prose." – China Daily

"The turbulent decades spanning the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the deadly demonstrations at Tiananmen Square provide the backdrop for this sensuous, coming-of-age tale by Chinese essayist and short-story writer Chen… Chen's first work to be translated into English provides an eloquent examination of the quest for calm in a chaotic world." – Booklist

"An intriguing exploration of the contemporary consciousness of an alienated, urban Chinese woman for whom current history matters less than the reliable comforts of love, nature, and solitude." – Kirkus Reviews

"Niuniu's flaws, foibles, and idiosyncrasies represent fertile ground for Chen's wide-ranging psychological character study… [an] intriguing novel that captures the heightened sensibility of a woman who flees the bustling contemporary world for the sensual pleasures of inner space." – Publishers Weekly

"In the novel A Private Life, Ran Chen immerses us in the troubled life of Ni Niuniu… Chen weaves together these evaluations with Niuniu's manic writings in order to create an ultra postmodern tale of a young woman's psychosocial evolution… an important portrait of a young woman trying to survive in a complicated world." – Bust Magazine

"A Private Life is not an overtly political book; rather, it has the timeless quality of most dreams. Still, [narrator] Ni Niuniu's refusal to connect with the world outside her door becomes a kind of political statement." – Elizabeth Gold, Washington Post

"An atmospheric story of sexual awakening and ennui that enlarges our understanding of modern China." – Vancouver Sun

"Niuniu's hatred of the few powerful males in her life and her sexual confusion and manipulations are clearly depicted." – Sofia A. Tangalos, Library Journal

"This polished and readable translation of the inaugural novel of Chen Ran stands as an example of the quasi-autobiographical Sino-Japanese shishosetsu" – Choice

"A riveting tale… a lyrical meditation on memory, sexuality, femininity, and the often arbitrary distinctions between madness and sanity." – Translation Review

"A Private Life shows Chen Ran at her best: weaving together the female bildungsroman and social and political satire, she effortlessly flits from outbursts of rage to ecstasy to rarefied emotions. Her philosophical musings on the difficulty of achieving individual freedom are as critical of the collective pursuit of wealth and sensorial pleasures in China after socialism as of the authoritarianism and ideological conformity during the heyday of the Cultural Revolution. The poignant, tragic-comic tale is ultimately about bondage and transcendence." – Tze-Lan D. Sang, author of The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China

"The novel daringly depicts a woman's emotional journey towards the maturation of her sexuality. It is a provocative reflection of the new sensibility of a young generation of Chinese women in the post-Deng era. Chen Ran's sensuous style easily breathes through the translator's English rendition of her language." – Lingchei Letty Chen, Washington University, St. Louis

"One of the most acclaimed women writers in contemporary China, Chen Ran in this novel explores the complex emotional territory of the female body, sexuality, homoeroticism, and fantasy. The author’s personal voice triumphs in the novel as a most conscious presence, dissolving the public and collective model of socialist literature. Daringly written and excellently translated, A Private Life not only entertains, but also leaves the reader pondering Chen’s disturbing and deeply personal message." – Lingzhen Wang, Brown University

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Обложка книги A Replacement Life A Replacement Life

 Автор: Fishman Boris

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, "didn't suffer in the exact way" he needs to have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German government has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. But suffer he has-as a Jew in the war; as a second-class citizen in the USSR; as an immigrant to America. So? Isn't his grandson a "writer"?

High-minded Slava wants to put all this immigrant scraping behind him. Only the American Dream is not panning out for him-Century, the legendary magazine where he works as a researcher, wants nothing greater from him. Slava wants to be a correct, blameless American-but he wants to be a lionized writer even more.

Slava's turn as the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that not every fact is the truth, and not every lie a falsehood. It takes more than law-abiding to become an American; it takes the same self-reinvention in which his people excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by his inventions, Slava risks exposure. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that finally grants him a sense of home in America, but not before collecting a price from his family.

A Replacement Life is a dark, moving, and beautifully written novel about family, honor, and justice.

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Обложка книги A Secret Life A Secret Life

 Автор: Dunlop Barbara

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


As far as Joan Bateman is concerned, life as she's known it is over. For years she's lived with a dual identity. The people of Indigo know her simply as their neighbor, but to crime-mystery readers, she's the bestselling author Jules Burrell. But once her secret is leaked, the media, her fans and Anthony Verdun, her New York agent, all descend on the sleepy little town.

Anthony is bent on using the publicity to promote Joan's latest book, but it's when the plot turns out to be more fact than fiction and the murderer sets his sights on Joan that the relationship between author and agent becomes much more personal.

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Обложка книги A Sleeping Life A Sleeping Life

 Автор: Rendell Ruth

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


When a body of a middle-aged woman is found under a hedge, Inspector Wexford finds he has very little information to pursue the case. From the author of AN UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS and THE VEILED ONE.

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Обложка книги A Slipping-Down Life A Slipping-Down Life

 Автор: Tyler Anne

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

"Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place."

— NEWSDAY

Evie Decker is a shy, slightly plump teenager, lonely and silent. But her quiet life is shattered when she hears the voice of Drumstrings Casey on the radio and becomes instantly attracted to him. She manages to meet him, bursting out of her lonely shell-and into the attentive gaze of the intangible man who becomes all too real….

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Обложка книги A Start in Life A Start in Life

 Автор: Sillitoe Alan

 Серия: Michael Cullen

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


An outrageously funny novel of adventure, sex, corruption, and crime from one of the greatest British authors of the twentieth century.

Michael Cullen is proud to be a bastard. His first memories are of the war, when his mother welcomed every soldier in Britain into her house, and young Michael hid beneath her bed to let the rocking of the springs lull him to sleep. By the time he’s eighteen, he’s got a pregnant girlfriend, and is staring down a long life of working-class respectability that simply makes him sick. So Michael says goodbye to his girlfriend and his home in Nottingham, and hits the road for London, where he will make his fortune — or die trying.

From the nightclubs of Soho to the depths of London’s underworld, Michael can’t help but get into trouble. But whether he’s chauffeuring a vicious gangster or smuggling gold bullion across the channel, he never stops having a wonderful time. Indeed, Michael is something else entirely: a happy…

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Обложки нет A Story Goes With It

 Автор: Раньон Деймон

 Жанр:

Обложки нет A Story of Love

 Автор: Брэдбери Рэй

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


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Long After Midnight (Далеко за полночь)

The Stories of Ray Bradbury (И грянул гром: 100 рассказов)

Summer Morning, Summer Night (Летнее утро, летняя ночь)

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Обложка книги A Whole Life A Whole Life

 Автор: Seethaler Robert

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Andreas Egger knows every path and peak of his mountain valley, the source of his sustenance, his livelihood — his home.

Set in the mid-twentieth century and told with beauty and tenderness, his story is one of man's relationship with an ancient landscape, of the value of solitude, the arrival of the modern world, and above all, of the moments, great and small, that make us who we are.

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Обложка книги Alice in Chains: The Untold Story Alice in Chains: The Untold Story

 Автор: Sola David de

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


Alice in Chains were among the loudest voices out of Seattle. They were iconic pioneers who mixed grunge and metal in ways that continue to influence today's artists, and theirs is a story of hard work, self-destruction, rising from the ashes, and carrying on a lasting legacy.

Acclaimed journalist David de Sola delves beneath the secrecy, gossip, and rumor surrounding the band to tell their full story for the first time. Based on a wealth of interviews with people who have direct knowledge of the band, many speaking on the record for the very first time, de Sola explores how drugs nearly destroyed them and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr, follows Jerry Cantrell's solo career and Mike Starr's life after being fired from the band, and chronicles the band's resurrection with new lead singer William DuVall.

From their anonymous struggles to topping the charts with hits like "Would?," "Man in the Box," and "Rooster," Alice in Chains reveals the members of the band not as caricatures of rock stars but as brilliant, nuanced, and flawed human beings whose years of hard work led to the seemingly overnight success that changed the music scene forever.

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Обложка книги All This Life All This Life

 Автор: Mohr Joshua

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Morning rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Amidst the river of metal and glass a shocking event occurs, leaving those who witnessed it desperately looking for answers, most notably one man and his son Jake, who captured the event and uploaded it to the internet for all the world to experience. As the media swarms over the story, Jake will face the ramifications of his actions as he learns the perils of our modern disconnect between the real world and the world we create on line.

In land-locked Arizona, as the entire country learns of the event, Sara views Jake’s video just before witnessing a horrible event of her own: her boyfriend’s posting of their intimate sex tape. As word of the tape leaks out, making her an instant pariah, Sara needs to escape the small town’s persecution of her careless action. Along with Rodney, an old boyfriend injured long ago in a freak accident that destroyed his parents’ marriage, she must run faster than the internet trolls seeking to punish her for her indiscretions. Sara and Rodney will reunite with his estranged mother, Kat, now in danger from a new man in her life who may not be who he — or his online profiles — claim to be, a dangerous avatar in human form.

With a wide cast of characters and an exciting pace that mimics the speed of our modern, all-too-connected lives, All This Life examines the dangerous intersection of reality and the imaginary, where coding and technology seek to highlight and augment our already flawed human connections. Using his trademark talent for creating memorable characters, with a deep insight into language and how it can be twisted to alter reality, Joshua Mohr returns with his most contemporary and insightful novel yet.

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Обложка книги Alpha World Book One: Gamer for Life Alpha World Book One: Gamer for Life

 Автор: Schinhofen Daniel

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Ambassador Morgenthau's Story

 Автор: Morgenthau Henry

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


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Обложка книги An Uncomic Book Horror Story An Uncomic Book Horror Story

 Автор: Shaw Bob

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложки нет Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

 Автор: Orwell George

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложки нет Animal Life

 Автор: Barker Clive

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Another Day of Life Another Day of Life

 Автор: ściński Ryszard

 Жанр: Приключения, Путешествия и география, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda — once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro — and chaos.

Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and plantations, was a promised land for generations of poor Portuguese. It had belonged to Portugal since before there were English-speakers in North America. After the collapse of the fascist dictatorship in Portugal in 1974, Angola was brusquely cut loose, spurring the catastrophe of a still-ongoing civil war. Kapuscinski plunged right into the middle of the drama, driving past thousands of haphazardly placed check-points, where using the wrong shibboleth was a matter of life and death; recording his imporessions of the young soldiers — from Cuba, Angola, South Africa, Portugal — fighting a nebulous war with global repercussions; and examining the peculiar brutality of a country surprised and divided by its newfound freedom.

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Обложка книги Another Life Another Life

 Автор: Anghelides Peter

 Серия: Torchwood

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Another Time, Another Life Another Time, Another Life

 Автор: Persson Leif Gustav Willy

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


In 1975, six young people stormed the West German embassy in Stockholm, taking the entire staff hostage. They demanded the immediate release of members of the Baader- Meinhof group being held as prisoners in West Germany, but twelve hours into the siege, the embassy was blown up, two hostages were dead, and many others were injured, including the captors. Thus begins Leif GW Persson's Another Time, Another Life.

The story, based on real events linked to the still-unsolved assassination of Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, p icks up in 1989, as the seemingly unrelated stabbing death of a civil servant is investigated by officers Bo Jarnebring and Anna Holt. Under the supervision of their cantankerous, prejudiced, and corrupt superior, Evert Bäckström, the case gets surreptitiously swept under the rug, and the victim is tied to a string of sex-related crimes, despite evidence to the contrary.

Another ten years pass before the confounding truth about the murder victim is unearthed. Just as Lars Martin Johansson, a friend of Jarnebring's, begins his tenure as the head of the Swedish Security Police, he inherits two files from his predecessor, one of which is on the murder victim – who turns out to have been a collaborator in the 1975 embassy takeover. Revealed now are not only the identities of the other collaborators but also the identity of the murderer: an intelligent, capable lawyer a heartbeat away from the top position in Sweden's Ministry of Defense. With masterfully interlaced plotlines pulled from the darkest corners of political power and corruption, Another Time, Another Life bristles with wit, insight, and intensity.

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Обложка книги Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

 Автор: Tynan Elizabeth

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История,


In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland.

In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them – and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the devastating consequences of that decision. After earlier tests at Monte Bello and Emu Field, in 1956 Australia dutifully provided 3200 square kilometres of South Australian desert to the British Government, along with logistics and personnel.

How could a democracy such as Australia host another country’s nuclear program in the midst of the Cold War? In this meticulously researched and shocking work, journalist and academic Elizabeth Tynan reveals how Australia allowed itself to be duped. Maralinga was born in secret atomic business, and has continued to be shrouded in mystery decades after the atomic thunder stopped rolling across the South Australian test site. This book is the most comprehensive account of the whole saga, from the time that the explosive potential of splitting uranium atoms was discovered, to the uncovering of the extensive secrecy around the British tests in Australia many years after the British had departed, leaving an unholy mess behind.

‘Just as witnesses to our A-bomb tests turned their backs on the blasts, Australia turned its back on the memory of one of the most diabolical times in our history. Compulsive reading? Make that compulsory. This is a brilliant book.’

– Phillip Adams
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Обложки нет AVOID BORING PEOPLE: Lessons from a Life in Science

 Автор: Watson James

 Серия:

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

Обложки нет Aztlan: A Dane and Bones Short Story

 Автор: Wood David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In a remote area of the American Southwest Dane and Bones stumble upon a place out of legend that changes their world.

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Обложка книги Bartleby, The Scrivener A Story of Wall-Street Bartleby, The Scrivener A Story of Wall-Street

 Автор: Melville Herman

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Bartleby the Scrivener (1853), by Herman Melville, tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City. One day Bartleby declines the assignment his employer gives him with the inscrutable "I would prefer not." The utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior, making the unsettling character of Bartleby one of Melville's most enigmatic and unforgettable creations.

 Herman Melville towers among American writers not only for his powerful novels, but also for the stirring novellas and short stories that flowed from his pen. Two of the most admired of these - `Bartleby` and `Benito Cereno` - first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in 1856 as part of a collection of short stories entitled `The Piazza Tales`.

`Bartleby` (also known as `Bartleby the Scrivener`) is an intriguing moral allegory set in the business world of mid-19th-century New York. A strange, enigmatic man employed as a clerk in a legal office, Bartleby forces his employer to come to grips with the most basic questions of human responsibility, and haunts the latter`s conscience, even after Bartleby`s dismissal.

`Benito Cereno`, considered one of Melville`s best short stories, deals with a bloody slave revolt on a Spanish vessel. A splendid parable of man`s struggle against the forces of evil, the carefully developed and mysteriously guarded plot builds to a dramatic climax while revealing the horror and depravity of which man is capable.

Reprinted here from standard texts in a finely made, yet inexpensive new edition, these stories offer the general reader and students of Melville and American literature sterling examples of a literary giant at his story-telling best.

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Обложка книги Based on a True Story Based on a True Story

 Автор: Kestin Hesh

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Set in post-WWII Africa, Polynesia, and Hollywood, the three novellas that make up Based on a True Story reveal the roots of contemporary life in a world at war with itself. These novellas are reminiscent of work by Steve Stern and Philip Roth.

Hesh Kestin is a recovering foreign correspondent who reported on local wars, global business, and exotic mayhem in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for publications such as Forbes, Newsday, and The Jerusalem Post, and US magazines as diverse as Playboy and Inc. Cited by Media Guide for best foreign correspondence, his work has won many awards.

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Обложки нет Based On A True Story

 Автор: Janowitz Brenda

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


Gorgeous fiancé? Check. Totally in love? Check. Hair more-or-less frizz-free? Check. Ready to meet the ex-boyfriend and his new movie-star wife for dinner?

With this hair? God, no.

Don't get me wrong, it's not like I need to prove something to Trip. Or to his twig-I mean, wife . It's just that I have my dignity to protect.

And the things I've done for my dignity…which may or may not include bringing a fake fiancé with a fake Scottish accent and a kilt to Trip's wedding. But Trip doesn't know any of that. Will never know that. I pulled off the charade and now my life is perfect.

What? He's making a movie? About a girl who goes to her ex-boyfriend's wedding? Starring his beautiful celebrity wife? And they need my help to make it accurate? Why would that be a problem? I've nothing to hide….

I'm totally screwed.

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Обложка книги Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage

 Автор: Sontag Sherry, Drew Christopher, Drew Annette Lawrence

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История,


For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are told in Blind Man's Bluff, a magnificent achievement in investigative reporting. It reads like a spy thriller — except everything in it is true. This is an epic of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea, a story filled with unforgettable characters who engineered daring missions to tap the enemy's underwater communications cables and to shadow Soviet submarines. It is a story of heroes and spies, of bravery and tragedy.

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Обложка книги Blue Thirst: Tales of Life Abroad Blue Thirst: Tales of Life Abroad

 Автор: Durrell Lawrence

 Жанр: Приключения, Путешествия и география


A pair of lectures from one of the twentieth century’s most mesmerizing speakers.

Lawrence Durrell was in his early twenties when, tired of the stiffness of London life, he took his family to live in Corfu. Interwar Greece, whose hard beds and mosquito swarms Durrell documented so tenderly in Prospero’s Cell, was no more. In the first of this pair of lectures, given during a 1970s visit to California, Durrell recalls those days, talking of family, poetry, and the joy of the islands as no other writer can.

When war came to the Mediterranean, Durrell was swept into diplomatic service, an adventure he recounts in his second lecture. Though a diplomat of the modern world, he served under men whose experience stretched back to the days before the telephone, when solutions for crises had to be devised by the ambassador, and not phoned in from London. These two lectures on long-vanished worlds are an elegant demonstration of the evocative power of Durrell’s unmatched storytelling.

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Обложка книги Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment

 Автор: Chopra Deepak

 Жанр: Религия и духовность, Эзотерика


Eastern philosophy popularizer and mind-body pioneer Chopra has done novels before, and critics have not found fiction his long suit. That should change with this tale of how the Indian prince Siddhartha came to be the enlightened one, the Buddha. The subject is tailor-made for Chopra. He can draw on what he's familiar with: the ancient Indian culture that shaped the historic personage of the Buddha, and the powers of mind that meditation harnesses. Although the novel begins a little slowly with exposition and character introduction, once the character of the Buddha is old enough to occupy center stage, Chopra simply portrays the natural internal conflict experienced by any human seeking spiritual wisdom and transformation. Centered on a single character, the narrative moves forward simply and inexorably. Especially imaginative and intriguing is the low-key nature of the Buddha's enlightenment experience. In case Chopra's fans want something more direct, an epilogue and concluding "practical guide" offer nonfiction commentary and teaching on core Buddhist principles. Chopra thanks a film director friend for sparking the project, and the novel has clear cinematic potential. This fast and easy-to-read book teaches without being didactic. Chopra scores a fiction winner.

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Обложка книги Buy a Bullet: An Orphan X Story Buy a Bullet: An Orphan X Story

 Автор: Hurwitz Gregg

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The Nowhere Man is a figure shrouded in secrecy — a near legendary figure who helps those lucky few who are given the means to reach out to him.

Before he was the Nowhere Man, Evan Smoak was a highly trained government operative known to a few as Orphan X. This is the story of Smoak's first outing as the Nowhere Man, where after completing a mission in Northern California, he happens to spot a young woman at a coffee shop. Brutalized and under the control of a very powerful, unscrupulous man, her life is in danger if she doesn't escape. And the only person that can help her do that is a man with the background and skills of the Nowhere Man.

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Обложки нет California Fire And Life

 Автор: Winslow Don

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Calls to Arms: A Story of the Imminent Collapse Calls to Arms: A Story of the Imminent Collapse

 Автор: Bates Frank

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис


WARNING: This novel is NOT “faint of heart”

This story is very controversial and in fact someone would say politically incorrect. The USA defaults on the astronomical debts owed to foreign nations. “Printing money” is longer an option. Citizens watch as the government falls.

The timid sheep people will not escape from conceited marauders.

This is a saga of a medical doctor who gets trapped in the chaotic riots in the deep South.

Can the doctor first save himself?

He must in order to rescue his patients from the violence and causalities around them.

Read the tragedy to find out who lives and who dies.

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Обложка книги Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam Chickenhawk: Back in the World - Life After Vietnam

 Автор: Mason Robert

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Chronicles From The Future: The amazing story of Paul Amadeus Dienach Chronicles From The Future: The amazing story of Paul Amadeus Dienach

 Автор: Sirigos Achilleas

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет Club Story: Полный чилаут

 Автор: Криштоп Н

 Жанр: Проза, Контркультура


Согласитесь, до чего же интересно проснуться днем и вспомнить все творившееся ночью… Что чувствует женатый человек, обнаружив в кармане брюк женские трусики? Почему утром ты навсегда отказываешься от того, кто еще ночью казался тебе ангелом? И что же нужно сделать, чтобы дверь клубного туалета в Петербурге привела прямиком в Сан-Франциско?..

Клубы: пафосные столичные, тихие провинциальные, полулегальные подвальные, закрытые для посторонних, открытые для всех, хаус– и рок-… Все их объединяет особая атмосфера – ночной тусовочной жизни. Кто ни разу не был в клубе, никогда не поймет, что это такое, а тому, кто был, – нет смысла объяснять.

«Полный чилаут» – это сборник историй от авторов – профессионалов клубной жизни.

Состав сборника:

Алексей Егоренков «Всем плевать на электро»

Нина Демина «Танец в ритме свинг, или сказка о потерянном времени»

Александра Дрига «Животная», «Сумасшествие»

Олег Дриманович «Своя синкопа», «Стробоскопируй!»

Катя Коваленко «Падаю»

Сергей Карлик «Баллада о мертвом рокере»

Ирина Подгайко «В дыру»

Алекс Май «Путешественник»

Слава Модный «Еретики», «Пропить ангела»

Владимир Одинец «Мышь – рейв времени»

Людмила Пашкевич «Другая жизнь»

Альбина Руссо «Несколько дверей»

Андрей Руфимский «Питер/Сан-Франциско»

Алекс TeкилаZZ «Наваждение»

Татьяна Ти «Случайность»

Екатерина Четкина «Стриптизерша»

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Обложка книги Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life

 Автор: Chaney Lisa

 Серия:

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon.

Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco'' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman.

Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dalí, and Stravinsky.

Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered.

While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman.

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Обложка книги Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner Cold War Command: The Dramatic Story of a Nuclear Submariner

 Автор: Woodman Richard, Conley Dan

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


The part played in the Cold War by the Royal Navy’s submarines still retains a great degree of mystery and, in the traditions of the ‘Silent Service,’ remains largely shrouded in secrecy. Cold War Command brings us as close as is possible to the realities of commanding nuclear hunter-killer submarines, routinely tasked to hunt out and covertly follow Soviet submarines in order to destroy them should there be any outbreak of hostilities. Dan Conley takes the reader through his early career in diesel submarines, prior to his transition to the complex and very demanding three-dimensional world of operating nuclear submarines; he describes the Royal Navy’s shortcomings in ship and weapons procurement and delivers many insights into the procurement failures which led to the effective bankrupting of the Defence budget in the first decade of the 21st century. In command of the hunter killer submarines Courageous and Valient in the 1980s, he achieved exceptional success against Soviet submarines at the height of the Cold War. He was also involved in the initial deployment of the Trident nuclear weapon system, and divulges hitherto un-revealed facets of nuclear weapons strategy and policy during this period. This gripping read takes you onboard a nuclear submarine and into the depths of the ocean, and relays the excitement and apprehensions experienced by British submariners confronted by a massive Soviet Navy.

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Обложка книги Crime story № 1 Crime story № 1

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Володарская Ольга, Гармаш-Роффе Татьяна Владимировна, Донцова Дарья, Полякова Татьяна Викторовна, Александрова Наталья, Брикер Мария

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Дарья Донцова, Татьяна Полякова, Татьяна Гармаш-Роффе – эти писательницы не нуждаются в особом представлении. Читатели давно знают и любят их великолепные детективные романы, держащие в напряжении от первой до последней страницы. В сборник "Crime story №1" вошли остросюжетные рассказы этих и других авторов – короткие криминальные истории, где на нескольких страницах сконцентрировано все, что вы так любите и цените в детективном жанре!


Содержание сборника:

Наталья Александрова «Олень из Лапландии»

Мария Брикер «Черная Снегурочка»

Ольга Володарская «Ошибка Деда Мороза»

Татьяна Гармаш-Роффе «Снеговик»

Дарья Донцова «Болтливый розовый мишка»

Дарья Калинина «Парад наследников»

Татьяна Полякова «Человек, подаривший ей собаку»

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Обложка книги Crime story № 10 Crime story № 10

 Автор: Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Вербинина Валерия, Крамер Марина, Степнова Ольга Юрьевна, Володарская Ольга Геннадьевна, Ситникова Людмила Васильевна, Якунина Виолетта Владимировна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Специально для вас наши лучшие авторы – Дарья Донцова, Анна и Сергей Литвиновы, Марина Крамер – написали свои замечательные детективные рассказы, которые вошли в сборник «Crime story № 10»! Любимые писатели очаруют вас оригинальным сюжетом, легким стилем и тонким юмором. В каждом криминальном рассказе вы найдете сложнейшее расследование со счастливым концом…


Содержание сборника:

Валерия Вербинина «Богиня весны»

Ольга Володарская «Муж к Новому году»

Дарья Донцова «Эскимос с Марса»

Марина Крамер «Источник жизни»

Анна и Сергей Литвиновы «Обострение чувств»

Людмила Cитникова «Гламурные розовые кролики»

Наталья Солнцева «Вино из мандрагоры»

Ольга Степнова «Бухта Дьявола»

Виолетта Якунина «Роковой мужчина»

Читать или скачать книгу «Crime story № 10»
Обложка книги Crime story № 2 Crime story № 2

 Автор: Куликова Галина Михайловна, Устинова Татьяна Витальевна, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Арсеньева Елена, Брикер Мария, Шилова Юлия Витальевна, Логунова Елена Ивановна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Дорогие читатели! Перед вами сборник, в который вошли остросюжетные рассказы признанных мастеров детективного жанра. Дарья Донцова, Татьяна Устинова, Юлия Шилова и другие известные авторы с успехом подтвердили, что талант талантлив во всем, – их короткие криминальные истории такие же увлекательные и захватывающие, как и получившие широкое признание детективные романы!


Содержание сборника:

Елена Арсеньева «Легкой дороги!»

Мария Брикер «Кастинг на чужую роль»

Дарья Донцова «Никто из ниоткуда»

Галина Куликова «Рождество по-русски»

Елена Логунова «Прогноз погоды в доме»

Наталья Солнцева «Гороскоп»

Татьяна Устинова «Часы с секретом»

Юлия Шилова «Заложница страха, или история моего одиночества»

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Обложка книги Crime story № 3 Crime story № 3

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Полякова Татьяна Викторовна, Луганцева Татьяна Игоревна, Логунова Елена Ивановна, Соболева Лариса Павловна, Южина Маргарита Эдуардовна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Поклонники детективов получат огромное удовольствие, читая короткие криминальные истории, вошедшие в этот сборник! Любимые писатели – Дарья Донцова, Анна и Сергей Литвиновы, Татьяна Полякова и другие популярные авторы – по-прежнему верны себе: от их остросюжетных рассказов, как и от романов, просто невозможно оторваться!


Содержание сборника:

Анна Данилова «День рождения жены»

Дарья Донцова «Неравный брак Синей Бороды»

Дарья Калинина «Горный шиповник»

Анна и Сергей Литвиновы «ГРАН-ПРИ»

Елена Логунова «Гений мужской красоты»

Татьяна Луганцева «Новый год по заказу»

Татьяна Полякова «Честное имя»

Лариса Соболева «Изгнанник рая пролетал…»

Наталья Солнцева «Месопотамский демон»

Маргарита Южина «Пока не пробили куранты»

Читать или скачать книгу «Crime story № 3»
Обложка книги Crime story № 4 Crime story № 4

 Автор: Романова Галина Владимировна, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Донцова Дарья, Арсеньева Елена, Александрова Наталья Николаевна, Луганцева Татьяна Игоревна, Тарасевич Ольга Ивановна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Дарья Донцова, Анна и Сергей Литвиновы, Татьяна Луганцева – эти популярные писатели уже давно известны читателям как авторы не только захватывающих детективных романов, но и блестящих остросюжетных рассказов. Вы держите в руках новых сборник коротких криминальных историй этих и других талантливых авторов, которые наверняка увлекут вас и заставят забыть обо всех проблемах!


Содержание сборника:

Наталья Александрова «Мечты сбываются»

Елена Арсеньева «Рождественское танго»

Дарья Донцова «Коньяк для ангела»

Анна и Сергей Литвиновы «"Ремейк Нового года", "Двойной облом", "Вход со взломом"»

Татьяна Луганцева «Санки для Золушки»

Галина Романова «Суженый к рождеству»

Ольга Тарасевич «Если растает любовь»

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Обложка книги Crime story № 5 Crime story № 5

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Романова Галина Владимировна, Донцова Дарья, Грановский Антон, Брикер Мария, Михалкова Елена Ивановна, Соболева Лариса Павловна, Дубчак Анна Васильевна

 Серия: Crime Story

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Детективный рассказ требует от автора высшего мастерства, ведь закрутить интригу, расследовать преступление и разоблачить преступника надо всего на нескольких страницах! Этим даром блестяще владеют Дарья Донцова, Татьяна Устинова, Елена Михалкова и другие известные авторы. Наслаждайтесь новыми гранями их таланта!

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Обложка книги Crime story № 7 Crime story № 7

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Серова Марина, Устинова Татьяна Витальевна, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Александрова Наталья Николаевна, Крамер Марина, Луганцева Татьяна Игоревна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


В новом сборнике лучших криминальных историй представлены самые громкие имена современной остросюжетной прозы! Дарья Донцова, Татьяна Устинова, Марина Крамер и другие известные авторы вновь порадуют своими блестящими детективными рассказами. Оригинальные сюжеты, яркие герои и тонкий юмор подарят вам минуту настоящего удовольстия!


Содержание сборника:

Наталья Александрова «Не плачь, Маруся!»

Дарья Донцова «Правда в три короба»

Дарья Калинина «Летний дворец»

Марина Крамер «Двадцать минут счастья»

Татьяна Луганцева «Фейсконтроль на тот свет»

Марина Серова «Рождественская шутка»

Наталья Солнцева «Браслет скифской царевны»

Татьяна Устинова «Волшебный свет»

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Обложка книги Crime story № 8 Crime story № 8

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Гринева Екатерина, Борохова Наталья Евгеньевна, Михалкова Елена Ивановна, Данилова Анна, Соболева Лариса Павловна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Сборник детективных рассказов «Crime Story №8» – это сбывшаяся мечта. В нем собраны самые захватывающие криминальные истории от именитых писателей – Дарьи Донцовой, Анны и Сергея Литвиновых, Елены Михалковой – и не менее известных авторов любимого вами жанра! Вас ждут тонкости расследования, интеллектуальные загадки, любовь и приключения! Дочитав до последней страницы, вы убедитесь, что жизнь полна сюрпризов, и все они – для вас!


Содержание сборника:

Наталья Борохова «Адвокатская тайна»

Анна Данилова «Искупление»

Дарья Донцова «Белка с часами»

Дарья Калинина «Подруга бывает кусачей»

Екатерина Красавина «Ожерелье с острова Тиу-Тиу»

Анна и Сергей Литвиновы «Жертва рекламы»

Елена Михалкова «Мужская логика 8-го марта»

Лариса Соболева «В постели с убийцей»

Наталья Солнцева «Кольцо с коралловой эмалью»

Юлия Шилова «По ту сторону рая»

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Обложка книги Crime story № 9 Crime story № 9

 Автор: Гармаш-Роффе Татьяна Владимировна, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Куликова Галина Михайловна, Устинова Татьяна Витальевна, Донцова Дарья, Арсеньева Елена, Полякова Татьяна Викторовна, Соболева Лариса Павловна, Холина Арина Игоревна

 Серия: Антология детектива

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Сборник криминальных рассказов, написанных мастерами остросюжетной прозы Дарьей Донцовой, Татьяной Устиновой, Татьяной Поляковой, Анной и Сергеем Литвиновыми, Татьяной Гармаш-Роффе и другими любимыми авторами, составлен для истинных ценителей жанра. Замечательные детективные истории порадуют вас оригинальными сюжетами, очаруют описанием романтических сцен и захватывающих приключений и удивят неожиданной развязкой. Легкий слог, прекрасный стиль, море позитива доставят ни с чем не сравнимое удовольствие!


Содержание сборника:

Татьяна Гармаш-Роффе «Чудо для Нины»

Дарья Донцова «Настоящая Рождественская сказка»

Анна и Сергей Литвиновы «Волны мести»

Татьяна Полякова «Новогодняя сказка»

Лариса Соболева «Последнее слово»

Наталья Солнцева «Медальон»

Татьяна Устинова «Ангел пролетел»

Арина Холина «Абонемент на убийство»

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Обложка книги Crime story № 10 (сборник) Crime story № 10 (сборник)

 Автор: Володарская Ольга, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Вербинина Валерия, Крамер Марина, Степнова Ольга Юрьевна, Якунина Виолетта, Ситникова Людмила

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Специально для вас наши лучшие авторы – Дарья Донцова, Анна и Сергей Литвиновы, Марина Крамер – написали свои замечательные детективные рассказы, которые вошли в сборник «Crime story № 10»! Любимые писатели очаруют вас оригинальным сюжетом, легким стилем и тонким юмором. В каждом криминальном рассказе вы найдете сложнейшее расследование со счастливым концом…

Читать или скачать книгу «Crime story № 10 (сборник)»
Обложка книги Crime story № 3 (сборник) Crime story № 3 (сборник)

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Логунова Елена, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Луганцева Татьяна, Южина Маргарита, Соболева Лариса, Полякова Татьяна Викторовна

 Серия: Crime Story

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Поклонники детективов получат огромное удовольствие, читая короткие криминальные истории, вошедшие в этот сборник! Любимые писатели – Дарья Донцова, Анна и Сергей Литвиновы, Татьяна Полякова и другие популярные авторы – по-прежнему верны себе: от их остросюжетных рассказов, как и от романов, просто невозможно оторваться!

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Обложка книги Crime story № 4 (сборник) Crime story № 4 (сборник)

 Автор: Романова Галина Владимировна, Литвиновы Анна и Сергей, Тарасевич Ольга, Донцова Дарья, Арсеньева Елена, Луганцева Татьяна, Александрова Наталья Николаевна

 Серия: Crime Story

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Дарья Донцова, Анна и Сергей Литвиновы, Татьяна Луганцева – эти популярные писатели уже давно известны читателям как авторы не только захватывающих детективных романов, но и блестящих остросюжетных рассказов. Вы держите в руках новых сборник коротких криминальных историй этих и других талантливых авторов, которые наверняка увлекут вас и заставят забыть обо всех проблемах!

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Обложка книги Crime story № 7 (сборник) Crime story № 7 (сборник)

 Автор: Калинина Дарья Александровна, Серова Марина, Устинова Татьяна Витальевна, Донцова Дарья, Солнцева Наталья, Луганцева Татьяна, Александрова Наталья Николаевна, Крамер Марина

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


В новом сборнике лучших криминальных историй представлены самые громкие имена современной остросюжетной прозы! Дарья Донцова, Татьяна Устинова, Марина Крамер и другие известные авторы вновь порадуют своими блестящими детективными рассказами. Оригинальные сюжеты, яркие герои и тонкий юмор подарят вам минуту настоящего удовольстия!

Содержание сборника:

Наталья Александрова «Не плачь, Маруся!»

Дарья Донцова «Правда в три короба»

Дарья Калинина «Летний дворец»

Марина Крамер «Двадцать минут счастья»

Татьяна Луганцева «Фейсконтроль на тот свет»

Марина Серова «Рождественская шутка»

Наталья Солнцева «Браслет скифской царевны»

Татьяна Устинова «Волшебный свет»

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Обложка книги Dagger Strike: A Cairo Sloane Short Story Dagger Strike: A Cairo Sloane Short Story

 Автор: Jones Rob

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Приключения


Scarlet ‘Cairo’ Sloane fired up another Dunhill and waved out the match. Beyond the Escalade’s tinted windows the busy streets of Karachi’s Noor Jahan Market district buzzed with life under the baking Pakistani sun.

She blew the smoke into the SUV’s cab, drawing a weary glance from her superior officer, Captain Clive Hudson. Taking the hint, she lowered the window an inch and redirected her exhaust fumes into the street outside.

As a freshly-minted lieutenant she had transferred out of the Parachute Regiment into the Special Air Service only three months ago and she was still finding her feet in the distinct atmosphere of the world’s most elite Special Forces Regiment. Hudson had worked hard to fit her in, but the note of recommendation from her CO in the Paras — Major Richard Eden — had sealed the deal among the others in the squad. There weren’t many people in this close-knit world who had not heard of the notorious Cairo Sloane.

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Обложка книги Darcy’s Story Darcy’s Story

 Автор: Aylmer Janet

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Исторические любовные романы


What is it about Fitzwilliam Darcy? Two hundred years after he captivated Elizabeth Bennett, readers still can't seem to get their fill of him. This title is just the latest in Darcy-inspired Jane Austen "fanfiction." Aylmer adheres more closely to the original in Darcy's Story, which retells Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's point of view. Big chunks of dialogue are lifted straight from Austen, accompanied by Darcy's own thoughts and perceptions. It's an interesting idea, but Aylmer's reverence for the text stands in the way of creating a lively story. There is no attempt to match Austen's sparkle or to flesh out the period setting, and opportunities to create more drama are missed; for example, Wickham's attempted abduction of Georgiana, which in another writer's hands might be a novel in itself, is dealt with in a few matter-of-fact sentences. As a result, this Darcy seems a dull dog. Nevertheless, the book should appeal to ardent Austen fans, especially if they object to too much tinkering.

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Обложка книги Death of a Pawn: A WMD Companion Short Story Death of a Pawn: A WMD Companion Short Story

 Автор: Bruns David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Suicide? Murder? Or maybe a political assassination?


When Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Argentina apartment mere hours before his testimony before Congress about linkages between the Argentinean President and the Islamic Republic of Iran, his death was initially ruled a suicide. But as facts emerged in the days after Nisman’s death, the public outcry for justice grew into a roar.


Death of a Pawn, a companion short story to the full-length thriller about modern-day nuclear terrorism, Weapons of Mass Deception, takes a fictional look at the real life tragic death of Alberto Nisman and the possible links to Iran and Hezbollah.

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Обложка книги Detective Story Detective Story

 Автор: ész Imre

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Antonio Martens is a torturer for the secret police of a recently defunct dictatorship. Now imprisoned, he begins to recount his involvement in the surveillance, torture and assassination of Federigo and Enrique Salinas, a prominent father and son whose principled but passive opposition to the regime left them vulnerable to the secret police.

Preying upon the young boy's aimless life, the secret police began to position him as a subversive element, before they turned their attentions to his father. Once the plan was set into motion, any means were justified to reach the regime's chosen end…

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Обложка книги Dragon Seed: The Story of China at War Dragon Seed: The Story of China at War

 Автор: Buck Pearl S

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


A Nobel laureate’s gripping historical novel about the Japanese invasion of Nanking.

Farmer Liang Tan knows only a quiet, traditional life in his remote Chinese farming community. When news filters in that Japanese forces are invading the country, he and his fellow villagers believe that if they behave decently to the Japanese soldiers, the civilians might remain undisturbed. They’re in for a shock, as the attackers lay waste to the country and install a puppet government designed to systematically carry out Japanese interests. In response, the Chinese farmers and their families form a resistance — which not only carries grave risk, but also breaks their vow of nonviolence, leading them to wonder if they’re any different than their enemy. Later adapted into a film featuring Katharine Hepburn, Dragon Seed is a brilliant and unflinching look at the horrors of war.

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Обложка книги Easter Egg Hunt: A Christmas Story Easter Egg Hunt: A Christmas Story

 Автор: Kooistra Jeffery D

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


People “know” many things. But there’s knowledge, and then there’s knowledge…

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Обложка книги Einstein: His Life and Universe Einstein: His Life and Universe

 Автор: Isaacson Walter

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Научная литература, , , , , , , , , , ,


**By the author of the acclaimed bestseller *Benjamin Franklin*, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.**


How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.


Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.


These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.


### Amazon.com Review


As a scientist, Albert Einstein is undoubtedly the most epic among 20th-century thinkers. Albert Einstein as a man, however, has been a much harder portrait to paint, and what we know of him as a husband, father, and friend is fragmentary at best. With *Einstein: His Life and Universe*, Walter Isaacson (author of the bestselling biographies *Benjamin Franklin* and *Kissinger*) brings Einstein's experience of life, love, and intellectual discovery into brilliant focus. The book is the first biography to tackle Einstein's enormous volume of personal correspondence that heretofore had been sealed from the public, and it's hard to imagine another book that could do such a richly textured and complicated life as Einstein's the same thoughtful justice. Isaacson is a master of the form and this latest opus is at once arresting and wonderfully revelatory. *--Anne Bartholomew*



**Read "The Light-Beam Rider," the first chapter of Walter Isaacson's *Einstein: His Life and Universe*.**


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**Five Questions for Walter Isaacson**



**Amazon.com:** What kind of scientific education did you have to give yourself to be able to understand and explain Einstein's ideas?



**Isaacson:** I've always loved science, and I had a group of great physicists--such as Brian Greene, Lawrence Krauss, and Murray Gell-Mann--who tutored me, helped me learn the physics, and checked various versions of my book. I also learned the tensor calculus underlying general relativity, but tried to avoid spending too much time on it in the book. I wanted to capture the imaginative beauty of Einstein's scientific leaps, but I hope folks who want to delve more deeply into the science will read Einstein books by such scientists as Abraham Pais, Jeremy Bernstein, Brian Greene, and others.



**Amazon.com:** That Einstein was a clerk in the Swiss Patent Office when he revolutionized our understanding of the physical world has often been treated as ironic or even absurd. But you argue that in many ways his time there fostered his discoveries. Could you explain?



**Isaacson:** I think he was lucky to be at the patent office rather than serving as an acolyte in the academy trying to please senior professors and teach the conventional wisdom. As a patent examiner, he got to visualize the physical realities underlying scientific concepts. He had a boss who told him to question every premise and assumption. And as Peter Galison shows in *Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps*, many of the patent applications involved synchronizing clocks using signals that traveled at the speed of light. So with his office-mate Michele Besso as a sounding board, he was primed to make the leap to special relativity.



**Amazon.com:** That time in the patent office makes him sound far more like a practical scientist and tinkerer than the usual image of the wild-haired professor, and more like your previous biographical subject, the multitalented but eminently earthly Benjamin Franklin. Did you see connections between them?



**Isaacson:** I like writing about creativity, and that's what Franklin and Einstein shared. They also had great curiosity and imagination. But Franklin was a more practical man who was not very theoretical, and Einstein was the opposite in that regard.



**Amazon.com:** Of the many legends that have accumulated around Einstein, what did you find to be least true? Most true?



**Isaacson:** The least true legend is that he failed math as a schoolboy. He was actually great in math, because he could visualize equations. He knew they were nature's brushstrokes for painting her wonders. For example, he could look at Maxwell's equations and marvel at what it would be like to ride alongside a light wave, and he could look at Max Planck's equations about radiation and realize that Planck's constant meant that light was a particle as well as a wave. The most true legend is how rebellious and defiant of authority he was. You see it in his politics, his personal life, and his science.



**Amazon.com:** At *Time* and CNN and the Aspen Institute, you've worked with many of the leading thinkers and leaders of the day. Now that you've had the chance to get to know Einstein so well, did he remind you of anyone from our day who shares at least some of his remarkable qualities?



**Isaacson:** There are many creative scientists, most notably Stephen Hawking, who wrote the essay on Einstein as "Person of the Century" when I was editor of *Time*. In the world of technology, Steve Jobs has the same creative imagination and ability to think differently that distinguished Einstein, and Bill Gates has the same intellectual intensity. I wish I knew politicians who had the creativity and human instincts of Einstein, or for that matter the wise feel for our common values of Benjamin Franklin.



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**More to Explore**


*Benjamin Franklin: An American Life*


*Kissinger: A Biography* **


**The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made* ***


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### **From Publishers Weekly**


**Acclaimed biographer Isaacson examines the remarkable life of "science's preeminent poster boy" in this lucid account (after 2003's *Benjamin Franklin* and 1992's *Kissinger*). Contrary to popular myth, the German-Jewish schoolboy Albert Einstein not only excelled in math, he mastered calculus before he was 15. Young Albert's dislike for rote learning, however, led him to compare his teachers to "drill sergeants." That antipathy was symptomatic of Einstein's love of individual and intellectual freedom, beliefs the author revisits as he relates his subject's life and work in the context of world and political events that shaped both, from WWI and II and their aftermath through the Cold War. Isaacson presents Einstein's research—his efforts to understand space and time, resulting in four extraordinary papers in 1905 that introduced the world to special relativity, and his later work on unified field theory—without equations and for the general reader. Isaacson focuses more on Einstein the man: charismatic and passionate, often careless about personal affairs; outspoken and unapologetic about his belief that no one should have to give up personal freedoms to support a state. Fifty years after his death, Isaacson reminds us why Einstein (1879–1955) remains one of the most celebrated figures of the 20th century. *500,000 firsr printing, 20-city author tour, first serial to *Time*; confirmed appearance on *Good Morning America*. (Apr.)*

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. **


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Обложка книги Equations of Life Equations of Life

 Автор: Morden Simon

 Серия: Samuil Petrovitch

 Жанр: Фантастика, Постапокалипсис, Киберпанк


Winner of the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

Samuil Petrovitch is a survivor.

He survived the nuclear fallout in St. Petersburg and hid in the London Metrozone—the last city in England. He’s lived this long because he’s a man of rules and logic.

For example, getting involved = a bad idea.

But when he stumbles into a kidnapping in progress, he acts without even thinking. Before he can stop himself, he’s saved the daughter of the most dangerous man in London.

And clearly saving the girl = getting involved.

Now, the equation of Petrovitch’s life is looking increasingly complex.

Russian mobsters + Yakuza + something called the New Machine Jihad = one dead Petrovitch.

But Petrovitch has a plan—he always has a plan—he’s just not sure it’s a good one.

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Обложка книги Esprit de Corps: Sketches from Diplomatic Life Esprit de Corps: Sketches from Diplomatic Life

 Автор: Durrell Lawrence

 Серия: Antrobus stories

 Жанр: Приключения, Путешествия и география, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Eleven charming, delicate sketches of diplomatic life in service of the crown.

After decades spent representing Britain around the globe, Antrobus has earned a shirtful of medals and the right to pass afternoons in his London club, musing over old times. His memory is long, and every old embarrassment still rankles — no matter how ridiculous. The incident with the Yugoslav ghost train, for instance, still causes him to clench his fists in fear. When he speaks of Sir Claud Polk-Mowbray, he takes pains to lower his voice — lest an American hear. And his stomach has never recovered from the incident involving the fried flag.

Based on Lawrence Durrell’s own experience in the diplomatic corps, Antrobus’s cutting observation is drawn from the strange and humorous truth. Few are those with a better sense of place than Durrell, and even fewer with wit to match.

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Обложки нет Eugene Oneguine [Onegin]. A Romance of Russian Life in Verse

 Автор: Pushkin Aleksandr Sergeevich

 Жанр: Поэзия, Драматургия, Поэзия

Обложка книги Evening's Empire: The Story of My Father's Murder Evening's Empire: The Story of My Father's Murder

 Автор: Lazar Zachary

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


When he was just six years old, Zachary Lazar's father, Edward, was shot dead by hit men in a Phoenix, Arizona parking garage. The year was 1975, a time when, according to the Arizona Republic, "land-fraud artists roamed the state in sharp suits, gouging money from buyers and investors." How did his father fit into this world and how could his son ever truly understand the man, his time and place, and his motivations? In Evening's Empire, Zachary Lazar, whose novel Sway was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications, brilliantly attempts to reconstruct the sequence of events that led to his father's murder.

How did Ed Lazar, a fun-loving but meticulous accountant, become involved in a multi-million dollar real-estate scandal involving politicians and Mafia figures? How much did he know about his colleagues' illegal activities? Why had he chosen to testify against his former business partner, Ned Warren, Sr.? Warren was "a mystery man," according to 60 Minutes, widely known as "the Godfather of land fraud." The day before Ed Lazar was scheduled to appear in front of a grand jury he was killed in a "gangland-style murder," as reported by Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News. Four hundred mourners attended a memorial service for him the next day. Evening's Empire is based on archival research and interviews-introducing a cast of characters as various as Senator Barry Goldwater and Cesar Romero-and is clarified by scenes imagined in the context of this evidence. It is a singular and haunting story of American ambition and its tragic cost.

Of Zachary Lazar's previous book, Sway, the reviewer for The New York Times Book Review wrote, "This brilliant novel is about what's to be found in the shadows." The same can be said of Evening's Empire's true story, but here the shadows are very close to home.

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Обложка книги Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

 Автор: Max D T

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace.

David Foster Wallace was the leading literary light of his era, a man who not only captivated readers with his prose but also mesmerized them with his brilliant mind. In this, the first biography of the writer, D. T. Max sets out to chart Wallace’s tormented, anguished and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest.

Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time — he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds of his unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio tapes, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a goodbye.

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Обложка книги Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012

 Автор: Gray Alasdair

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Sixty-four short tales from Gray's earlier books are here joined with ten new stories, with illustrations and information to amuse curious readers.

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Обложка книги Family Life Family Life

 Автор: Akhil Sharma

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Known for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision.

Growing up in Delhi in 1978, eight-year-old Ajay Mishra and his older brother Birju play cricket on the streets, eagerly waiting for the day they can join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more until tragedy strikes. Young Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, searching for direction amid the ruins of his family's new life. Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival."

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Обложка книги Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story

 Автор: Rex Adam

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика, Юмористическая фантастика


Doug Lee is undead quite by accident — attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her — hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated — it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. .


Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.

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Обложки нет Flowers for Algernon (short story)

 Автор: Keyes Daniel

 Жанр: Фантастика, Социально-психологическая фантастика, Проза, Классическая проза, Современная проза


v0.0 — 21 jul 2002 — proofed for #bookz

v1.0 — eBook downloaded from http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=463754 and after that imported to fb2 by soshial (21.05.2008)


wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowers_for_Algernon


Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.

—Plato, The Republic


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Обложка книги Fox 8: A Story Fox 8: A Story

 Автор: Saunders George

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Tenth of December comes a darkly comic short story, a fable about the all too real impact that we humans have on the environment—now available for the first time as an eBook. 

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom the New York Times called “the writer for our time.” 

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Обложка книги France, Story of a Childhood France, Story of a Childhood

 Автор: Rahmani Zahia

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This moving tale of imprisonment and escape, persecution and loss, is narrated by the daughter of an alleged Harki, an Algerian soldier who fought for the French during the Algerian War for Independence. It was the fate of such men to be twice exiled, first in their homeland after the war, and later in France, where fleeing Harki families sought refuge but instead faced contempt, discrimination, and exclusion. Zahia Rahmani blends reality and imagination in her writing, offering a fictionalized version of her own family’s struggle. Lara Vergnaud’s beautiful translation from the French perfectly captures the voices and emotions of Rahmani’s childhood in a foreign land. 

While the author delves deeply into the past, she also indicts present-day France and Algeria. From the unique perspective of the daughter of an accused Harki, she examines France’s complex and controversial history with its former colony and offers new insight into the French civil riots of 2005. She makes a stirring plea for understanding between generations and cultures, and especially for an end to the destructive practice of condemning children for their fathers’ actions and beliefs.

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Обложка книги French Life (Dodo Press) French Life (Dodo Press)

 Автор: Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell née Stevenson (1810-1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. She married William Gaskell, the minister at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in Manchester. They settled in Manchester, where the industrial surroundings would offer inspiration for her novels. Her first novel, Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life, was published anonymously in 1848. The best known of her remaining novels are Cranford (1853), North and South (1855), and Wives and Daughters (1866). She became popular for her writing, especially her ghost story writing, aided by her friend Charles Dickens, who published her work in his magazine Household Words. Her other works include: The Grey Woman (1865), Lois the Witch (1861) and The Old Nurse's Story (1852).

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Обложки нет Friends in married life

 Автор: Rekha

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review: A Lady Trent Story From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review: A Lady Trent Story

 Автор: Brennan Marie

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези, Короткие рассказы


After risking the neck of her loved ones and herself during her perilous sea voyage aboard The Basilisk, and the discoveries made at Keonga, Isabella, Lady Trent, returns to Scirland with the aim of publishing her research. And yet, given the level of secret knowledge she now posses, she is reduced to waiting to reveal her new academic discovery until royal decrees can be lifted and a fraught political situation avoided. In her idle frustration, Isabella vents her spleen upon the shoddy research published by lesser men with swollen heads in local journals. Enjoy the following collection of letters, found in a trunk of mislaid scholarly documents left behind when she removed to Linshire for the season.

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Обложка книги Gadfly in Russia : A Story of Travel, History, People, and Places Gadfly in Russia : A Story of Travel, History, People, and Places

 Автор: Sillitoe Alan

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


This memoir and literary travelogue from one of the UK’s most esteemed novelists offers rare insight into Cold War-era Russia.

In 1967, seeking an escape from his writing life, bestselling British novelist Alan Sillitoe embarks on a road trip from England to Russia via Harwich and Finland in his sturdy Peugeot. During his teens, the author had a cartographic fascination with the Battle of Stalingrad, and decades later he is still armed with intricate maps of the country based on British military intelligence, including one of the road from Leningrad to Moscow to Kiev, which he drew himself. Also in tow are a prismatic compass, binoculars, and a shortwave radio receiver. However, despite being so well prepared, Sillitoe embarks with naiveté about the political precariousness of an Englishman in the eyes of the Soviet regime.

After passing through the endless days of a Scandinavian summer and a prolonged stop at a border control checkpoint — with his maps hidden in a secret compartment of the car — Sillitoe arrives in Leningrad. There, he meets George Andjaparidze, a worldly and candid English student who has been assigned by the Writers’ Union to serve as the author’s guide and keep him out of trouble. Though Sillitoe would rather continue his journey solo, Andjaparidze grows on him, and they begin what will become a lasting friendship.

As soon as the duo leaves Leningrad, adventures and misadventures ensue. En route to Moscow, Sillitoe and Andjaparidze end up racing a pack of middle-age men in German sports cars partaking in a Berlin-to-Moscow rally. Sillitoe and Andjaparidze’s time in the capital is equally fast-paced, consisting of late nights fueled by vodka, impounded rubles, caviar breakfasts, erudite parties, and a pat on the back from a traffic cop for writing about the working class. A winding drive across western Russia and into Yugoslavia follows, replete with rebellious literature students, a speech on freedom, a visit to Tolstoy’s estate, accusations of espionage, and a near-fatal run-in with a brigade of Red Army tanks.

At last the writer and guide reach their destination: Kursk, that fateful place where a Soviet victory in 1943 turned back the Nazi tide. But the story continues long after the road trip ends. Back in England, Andjaparidze visits Sillitoe and the two are caught up in a controversy surrounding the defection of the Soviet writer Anatoly Kuznetsov.

Written from the perspective of another trip to Russia forty years later (Sillitoe was invited in 2005 by the British Council to return to Moscow), this travelogue provides a rare and intimate look at the country’s history, a compassionate understanding of its troubled ideology, and a frank portrayal of its undeniable lure.

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Обложка книги Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story Galina Petrovna's Three-Legged Dog Story

 Автор: Bennett Andrea

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Юмор, Юмористическая проза


The ‘bonkers’ book that ‘it is impossible not to be moved by’ DAILY MAIL

A joyful and hilarious tale of some very spirited septuagenarians as they overcome innumerable obstacles to save their beloved mutt from a heartless exterminator in a land where bureaucracy reigns above all else.

Perhaps you’re not a member of the Azov House of Culture Elderly Club?

Perhaps you missed the talk on the Cabbage Root Fly last week?

Galina Petrovna hasn’t missed one since she joined the Club, when she officially became old. But she would much rather be at home with her three-legged dog Boroda. Boroda isn’t ‘hers’ exactly, they belong to each other really, and that’s why she doesn’t wear a collar.

And that’s how Mitya the Exterminator got her.

And that’s why Vasily Semyonovich was arrested.

And Galina had to call on Zoya who had to call on Grigory Mikhailovich.

And go to Moscow.

Filled to the brim with pickle, misadventure and tears, Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story will leave you smiling at every page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4cZR5JF5RA

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Обложки нет Get A Life

 Автор: Gordimer Nadine

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Get a Life begins with Paul Bannerman, a South African ecologist, being treated for thyroid cancer with radioactive iodine. To spare his wife and child any peril from the radioactivity, he returns to his parents' home to recuperate. He's returned to his childhood state, being cared for by his mother, a civil rights lawyer, and the black housekeeper who's been with the family his whole life. Paul's wife, an advertising executive, realizes that her clients are facilitating the foreign corporations who want to take advantage of liberal land use laws for their own interests. Paul's illness forces them all the re-evaluate both their lives and the new challenges facing their country. Nadine Gordimer's has received mostly positive reviews with the Philadelphia Inquirer saying, "At first whiff, Get a Life feels an odd title for this novel. But as the action progresses, and Gordimer masterfully grinds her yarn to a quivering conclusion, no answers have been provided, and the moniker she has given this provocative book seems perfect."

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Обложка книги Ghost Ship: A Sigma Force Short Story Ghost Ship: A Sigma Force Short Story

 Автор: Rollins James

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Приключения


From New York Times bestselling author James Rollins comes an electrifying short story, in which the battle over a lost treasure leads to murder, betrayal, and the revelation of a shocking mystery hidden aboard the… Ghost Ship


The discovery of a burned body sprawled on a remote Australian beach shatters the vacation plans of Commander Gray Pierce. To thwart an ingenious enemy, he and Seichan are pulled into a centuries-old mystery surrounding a lost convict ship, the Trident. The vessel — with a history of mutiny and stolen treasure — vanished into the mists of time, but nothing stays lost forever. A freak storm reveals clues scattered across the Great Barrier Reef, but following those clues will lead to bloodshed and savagery, for where this ghost ship is hidden is as shocking as the mystery behind its disappearance. It will take all of Gray’s ingenuity and Seichan’s deadly skills not only to survive — but to stop an enemy from destroying everything in his path.

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Обложка книги Ghost Story Ghost Story

 Автор: Butcher Jim

 Серия: Dresden Files

 Жанр: Фантастика, Городское фэнтези


The eagerly awaited new novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files series.

 When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.

 But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.

 To save his friends—and his own soul—Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic...

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Обложка книги Girl A: My Story Girl A: My Story

 Автор: Girl A, Bunyan Nigel

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


What do they find attractive about me? An underage girl who just lies there sobbing, looking up at them… as they come to me one by one.

This is the shocking true story of how a young girl from Rochdale came to be Girl A – the key witness in the trial of Britain’s most notorious child sex ring.

Girl A was just fourteen when she was groomed by a group of Asian men. After being lured into their circle with gifts, she was piled with alcohol and systematically abused. She was just one of up to fifty girls to be ‘passed around’ by the gang. The girls were all under sixteen and forced to have sex with as many as twenty men in one night.

When details emerged a nation was outraged and asked how these sickening events came to pass. And now the girl at the very centre of the storm reveals the heartbreaking truth.

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Обложки нет Half- Life 2

 Автор: Дмитриев Сергей

 Жанр: Фантастика, Боевая фантастика


Книга, написанная по сюжету игры Half-Life 2. Продолжает сюжет книги серии HL1

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Обложка книги Happy Life навсегда! Happy Life навсегда!

 Автор: Прыткина Эмилия

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Анна пыталась честно трудиться в рекламном агентстве, но из-за собственной беспечности и досадных недоразумений с шефом потеряла престижную работу. Увы, жизнь домохозяйки полна забот и проблем, о которых офисные барышни и не догадываются. За неделю Анна умудряется вывести из строя всю технику, испортить отношения с соседями и свекровью, устроить на кухне пожар и понять: домоседки из нее не получится… И тут – счастливый случай! Анна знакомится с импозантным президентом крупной компании и мгновенно попадает под гипнотическое обаяние этого человека. Он предлагает заняться любимым делом за не реальные деньги! Какая же мышь откажется от бесплатного сыра, даже зная, где обычно его выдают?

Анна соглашается, не раздумывая…

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Обложка книги Have a Little Faith: A True Story Have a Little Faith: A True Story

 Автор: Albom Mitch

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


"Have a Little Faith is an absolute wonder-tender, transporting, and deeply moving, a profound meditation on kindling the light that struggles in billions of hearts. It is the answer to anyone who believed they'd never again read a book with the soul and grace of Tuesdays with Morrie." – Scott Turow

***

What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together?

In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds-two men, two faiths, two communities-that will inspire readers everywhere.

Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy.

Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ago. Meanwhile, closer to his current home, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor-a reformed drug dealer and convict-who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.

Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Albom observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival: the older, suburban rabbi embracing it as death approaches; the younger, inner-city pastor relying on it to keep himself and his church afloat.

As America struggles with hard times and people turn more to their beliefs, Albom and the two men of God explore issues that perplex modern man: how to endure when difficult things happen; what heaven is; intermarriage; forgiveness; doubting God; and the importance of faith in trying times. Although the texts, prayers, and histories are different, Albom begins to recognize a striking unity between the two worlds-and indeed, between beliefs everywhere.

In the end, as the rabbi nears death and a harsh winter threatens the pastor's wobbly church, Albom sadly fulfills the rabbi's last request and writes the eulogy. And he finally understands what both men had been teaching all along: the profound comfort of believing in something bigger than yourself.

Have a Little Faith is a book about a life's purpose; about losing belief and finding it again; about the divine spark inside us all. It is one man's journey, but it is everyone's story.

Ten percent of the profits from this book will go to charity, including The Hole In The Roof Foundation, which helps refurbish places of worship that aid the homeless.

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Обложки нет Her Secret Life

 Автор:

 Серия: Rated X

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложки нет Her Secret Sex Life

 Автор: Maiket Willie

 Серия: Beeline double novel

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

 Автор: Korda Michael

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


The story of an epic life on a grand scale, Michael Korda’s Hero is a gripping, in-depth biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman still famous the world over as “Lawrence of Arabia.” An Oxford scholar and archaeologist sent to Cairo as a young intelligence officer in 1916, Lawrence was a born leader, utterly fearless and seemingly impervious to pain and fatigue. A bold and ruthless warrior, he was the virtual inventor of modern insurgency and guerrilla warfare; a writer of genius who alternately sought and fled the limelight.    Korda digs deeper than anyone before him to expose the flesh-and-blood man and his contradictory nature—farsighted visionary; diplomat and kingmaker; shy, sensitive, and private man; genius military strategist; arguably the first modern “media celebrity” . . . and one of its first victims. Hero is the magisterial story of one of the most unique and fascinating figures of modern times—the arch-hero whose life was, at once, a triumph and a sacrifice.

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Обложки нет High Pressure: A Tyler Locke Short Story

 Автор: Morrison Boyd

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Tyler Locke has traveled the world investigating mysteries and preventing catastrophes, but this time trouble finds him much closer to home.

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Обложки нет His Butler’s Story (1980-1981)

 Автор: Limonov Edward

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

Обложка книги Hollyleaf’s Story Hollyleaf’s Story

 Автор: Hunter Erin

 Серия: Warriors: Novellas

 Жанр: Приключения, Природа и животные, Детское, Детская проза, Детская фантастика


When Hollyleaf disappeared in the tunnels by the lake, ThunderClan believed she was lost to them forever. But her adventure was only beginning. Lost and lonely, Hollyleaf soon meets a mysterious cat named Fallen Leaves, who teaches her how to live in the tunnels. But Hollyleaf can’t help wondering if leaving her Clanmates was the right choice. She knows she’s a ThunderClan cat at heart, but can she ever truly go back?

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Обложка книги Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat

 Автор: Cooper Gwen

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Hope: A Story About Vong Hope: A Story About Vong

 Автор: Hoang Lily, Hoang Linh D

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This story is written to understand and appreciate one family’s journey from Vietnam to America and their hope for a new beginning.

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Обложка книги How to Save A Life How to Save A Life

 Автор: Jamieson Kelly

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


There's more than one way to save a life...

After her best friend is brutally murdered by a stranger she met in a country bar one night, Marli McKinnon feels grief-stricken and horribly responsible. Driven by guilt, she returns to Cactus Jack's Saloon, hoping to encounter the man she knows as Ron, not sure what she's going to do if she sees him. Instead she meets another stranger - a big, gorgeous man with whom she shares a surprising connection, to whom she's unwillingly attracted.

Six months ago, FBI Special Agent Trey Nicholson's life was ripped apart by betrayal, which sent his life spiraling into the biggest screw-up of his career. He's intrigued by the pretty, sad-eyed blonde he meets at Cactus Jack's, and curious about what she's doing there all alone. When Marli learns he's an FBI agent, she asks for his help. She tells him the story of her friend's murder and Trey realizes with horror that the serial killer he let get away has killed again. He urges Marli to let the police deal with it, but guilt weighs heavy on him too, and he returns to the bar the next night – just in time to save Marli from someone attacking her in the parking garage.

Each motivated by guilt, Trey and Marli work together to try to find the killer before he kills again... before he kills Marli. As they do, attraction deepens into love... but can they overcome the shadows in their pasts and allow themselves to go on with life

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Обложка книги How to Think More About Sex (The School of Life) How to Think More About Sex (The School of Life)

 Автор: Alain de Botton,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Ibid: A Life Ibid: A Life

 Автор: Dunn Mark

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Mark Dunn returns for his third novel with MacAdam/Cage with Ibid, a novel written entirely in footnotes. "Being one of those rare birds who actually reads footnotes," comments Dunn, "I often find myself rewarded by my time spent in the margins. Many authors give themselves wonderful license in their footnotes to let their guard down, even get a little frisky and mischievous." And so the idea for Ibid was born. Dunn pushes this propensity to the limit, and has created a full-length hilarious novel entirely upon the margins of a fictitious text. Ibid tells the fictional story of Jonathan Blashette, great American entrepreneur and humanitarian, illuminating his life, 1888–1962, offering, along the way, glimpses into the lives of many of those who populated his expansive world. A comedic Typhoid Mary, Jonathan's life makes us both wince and laugh at those misplaced intentioned and the ideals of a century that perhaps took itself just a little too seriously. Dunn holds up a funhouse mirror at the pedestaled residents of the age and asks why so many of the more famous ones did so many stupid things and rarely got called for them.

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Обложка книги If it is your life If it is your life

 Автор: Kelman James

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Giving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives held in the balance, James Kelman reaches us all. Penetrating deeply into the hearts, minds, and desperation of characters who find themselves in everyday situations-in the hospital, at a bus stop, in a living room with the endless roar of the vacuum cleaner and a distant wife-Kelman follows their streams of consciousness and brings their worries to life. With honesty and dark humor, he confronts the issues of language, class, politics, gender, and age-identity in all its forms.

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Обложка книги Incest, A Way Of Life Incest, A Way Of Life

 Автор: Adrian Claire

 Серия: Family reader

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги It's Kind of a Funny Story It's Kind of a Funny Story

 Автор: Vizzini Ned

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does.  That’s when things start to get crazy.

At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he’s just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping—until, one night, he nearly kills himself. 

Craig’s suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio.  There, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness. For a novel about depression, it’s definitely a funny story.

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Обложка книги Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters

 Автор: Roth Joseph

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Who would have thought that seventy-three years after Joseph Roth’s lonely death in Paris, new editions of his translations would be appearing regularly? Roth, a transcendent novelist who also produced some of the most breathtakingly lyrical journalism ever written, is now being discovered by a new generation. Nine years in the making, this life through letters provides us with our most extensive portrait of Roth’s calamitous life — his father’s madness, his wife’s schizophrenia, his parade of mistresses (each more exotic than the next), and his classic westward journey from a virtual Hapsburg shtetl to Vienna, Berlin, Frankfurt, and finally Paris.

Containing 457 newly translated letters, along with eloquent introductions that richly frame Roth’s life, this book brilliantly evokes the crumbling specters of the Weimar Republic and 1930s France. Displaying Roth’s ceaselessly inventive powers, it finally charts his descent into despair at a time when “the word had died, [and] men bark like dogs.”

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Обложка книги Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

 Автор: Newton Michael

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Julian: A Christmas Story Julian: A Christmas Story

 Автор: Wilson Robert Charles

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation’s spiritual needs. In Labrador, the Army wages war on the Dutch. America, unified, is rising once again.

Then out of Labrador come tales of a new Ajax - Captain Commongold, the Youthful Hero of the Saguenay. The ordinary people follow his adventures in the popular press. The Army adores him. The President is.troubled. Especially when the dashing Captain turns out to be his nephew Julian, son of the falsely accused and executed Bryce.

Treachery and intrigue dog Julian’s footsteps. Hairsbreadth escapes and daring rescues fill his days. Stern resolve and tender sentiment dice for Julian’s soul, while his admiration for the works of the Secular Ancients, and his adherence to the evolutionary doctrines of the heretical Darwin, set him at fatal odds with the hierarchy of the Dominion. Plague and fire swirl around the Presidential palace when at last he arrives with the acclamation of the mob.

As told by Julian’s best friend and faithful companion, a rustic yet observant lad from the west, this tale of the 22nd Century asks - and answers - the age-old question: “Do you want to tell the truth, or do you want to tell a story?”


Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 2006.

In 2009 the author has extended the story into a full length novel titled Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, which was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2010.

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Обложка книги Julian Comstock: A Story of 22-nd Century America Julian Comstock: A Story of 22-nd Century America

 Автор: Wilson Robert Charles

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


From the Hugo-winning author of Spin, an exuberant adventure in a post-climate-change America.

In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation’s spiritual needs. In Labrador, the Army wages war on the Dutch. America, unified, is rising once again.

Then out of Labrador come tales of a new Ajax—Captain Commongold, the Youthful Hero of the Saguenay. The ordinary people follow his adventures in the popular press. The Army adores him. The President is troubled. Especially when the dashing Captain turns out to be his nephew Julian, son of the falsely accused and executed Bryce.

Treachery and intrigue dog Julian’s footsteps. Hairsbreadth escapes and daring rescues fill his days. Stern resolve and tender sentiment dice for Julian’s soul, while his admiration for the works of the Secular Ancients, and his adherence to the evolutionary doctrines of the heretical Darwin, set him at fatal odds with the hierarchy of the Dominion. Plague and fire swirl around the Presidential palace when at last he arrives with the acclamation of the mob.

As told by Julian’s best friend and faithful companion, a rustic yet observant lad from the west, this tale of the 22nd Century asks—and answers—the age-old question: “Do you want to tell the truth, or do you want to tell a story?”


Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2010.

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Обложка книги Jumper:Griffin _s Story Jumper:Griffin _s Story

 Автор: Gould Steven

 Серия: Jumper

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory

 Автор: Carroll Michael Christopher

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Медицина, Биология, Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds — and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore.

Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, *Lab 257* takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.

Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes.

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Обложка книги Larry's Kidney, Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China Larry's Kidney, Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China

 Автор: Rose Daniel Asa

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Larry Feldman desperately needed a kidney. After two god-awful years on dialysis, watching his life ebb away while waiting on a transplant list behind 74,000 other Americans, the gun-toting couch potato decided to risk everything and travel to China, the controversial kingdom of organ transplants. He was confident he could shake out a single, pre-loved kidney from the country's 1.3 billion people. But Larry urgently needed his cousin Daniel's help… even though they had been on the outs with each other for years.

But wait: Larry was never one to not get his money's worth. Since he was already shelling out for a trip to China, he decided to make it a twofer: he arranged to pick up an (e-)mail-order bride while he was at it. After a tireless search of the Internet, he already knew the woman he wanted. An unforgettable adventure, Larry's Kidney is the funniest yet most heartwarming book of the year.

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Обложка книги Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman Leila: Further in the Life and Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman

 Автор: Donleavy J P

 Серия: Darcy Dancer

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


His future is disastrous, his present indecent, his past divine. He is Darcy Dancer, youthful squire of Andromeda Park, the great gray stone mansion inhabited by Crooks, the cross eyed butler, and the sexy, aristocratic Miss Von B. This sequel to The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman finds our hero falling in with decidedly low company — like the dissolute Dublin poet, Foxy Slattery, and Ronald Rashers, who absconds with the family silver — before falling head over heels in love with the lissome Leila.

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Обложка книги Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie-And Other Cautionary Tales (Short Story Collection) Let Sleeping Sea-Monsters Lie-And Other Cautionary Tales (Short Story Collection)

 Автор: Ibbotson Eva

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Let There Be Rock. The Story of AC/DC Let There Be Rock. The Story of AC/DC

 Автор: Масино Сьюзан

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

Обложка книги Life Life

 Автор: Richards Keith

 Серия:

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Life After A Balla Life After A Balla

 Автор: D Jackie

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The sequel Life after a Balla begins with Skye doing whatever it takes to obtain the riches she whole heartedly thinks she deserves. Between lavish gifts and million-dollar promises she tries hard to forget her past turmoil with Sandingo, her abusive no-good husband. Skye becomes helpless with Sandingo's tricky business proposition, and soon life takes a turn for the worse as she has to sleep next to the enemy. Will this shattered woman be able to rebuild her life now that the tables are turned? They say payback is a bitch…or is it?

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Обложка книги Life after life Life after life

 Автор: Atkinson Kate

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Life And Fate Life And Fate

 Автор: Grossman Vasily

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune from Germany to Siberia, Vasily Grossman fashions an immense, intricately detailed tapestry depicting a time of almost unimaginable horror and even stranger hope. Life and Fate juxtaposes bedrooms and snipers' nests, scientific laboratories and the Gulag, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of characters ranging from a boy on his way to the gas chambers to Hitler and Stalin themselves. This novel of unsparing realism and visionary moral intensity is one of the supreme achievements of modern Russian literature.

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Обложки нет LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS THE MESSIAH

 Автор: Edersheim Alfred

 Жанр: Религия и духовность, Религия


Alfred Edersheim (March 7, 1825 – March 16, 1889) was a Jewish convert to Christianity and a Biblical scholar known especially for his book The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Longmans, Green, 1883, 800 pages).

Alfred Edersheim believed that some knowledge of ancient Jewish society was necessary for the general reader of the New Testament to fully understand Jesus' life and works. Edersheim's The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah is an informal commentary on the Four Gospels, which highlights the intellectual and religious perspectives of the people who lived during the time of Jesus. By consulting both Rabbinic Law and Talmudic writings, Edersheim paints a vivid picture of the various locations where Jesus would have walked, prayed, and preached. Not only does Edersheim provide useful geographical and political clarifications, he also offers insight into the emotional and psychological experiences of individual Biblical characters as well. From Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, to His death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven--Edersheim reports the stages of Jesus' life in exceptional detail, bringing animation and color into a set of stories that may seem distant to readers today.

This is an updated and corrected edition which includes all Hebrew and Greek references. Most browsers come with the capability to view Greek fonts but for you to be able to read Hebrew, you will need to upload and install an appropriate font. Within the text in brackets are many references to different sources. An explanation of the abbreviations used regarding material in the Talmud can be found in the file entitled "List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings."   The books of the Apocrypha (1&2 Maccabees, etc.) can be found at The Bible, KJV.

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Обложка книги Life As We Knew It Life As We Knew It

 Автор: Pfeffer Susan Beth

 Серия: Life As We Knew It

 Жанр: Детское, Детская фантастика


When a meteor hits the moon and knocks it closer in orbit to the earth, nothing will ever be the same.

Worldwide tidal waves.

Earthquakes.

Volcanic Eruptions.

And that’s just the beginning

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Обложка книги Life Begins on Friday Life Begins on Friday

 Автор: ârvulescu Ioana

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A young man is found lying unconscious on the outskirts of Bucharest. No one knows who he is and everyone has a different theory about how he got there. The stories of the various characters unfold, each closely interwoven with the next, and outlining the features of what ultimately turns out to be the most important and most powerful character of all: the city of Bucharest itself. The novel covers the last 13 days of 1897 and culminates in a beautiful tableau of the future as imagined by the different characters. We might, in fact, say that it is we who inhabit their future. And so too does Dan Creţu, alias Dan Kretzu, the present-day journalist hurled back in time by some mysterious process for just long enough to allow us a wonderful glimpse into a remote, almost forgotten world.

Parvulescus' book is a magical tale full of enchanting characters who can carry the reader to another time…

Winner of the EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

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Обложка книги Life blood Life blood

 Автор: Hoover Thomas

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер

Обложка книги Life Can Be Cruel: The Story of a German P.O.W. in Russia Life Can Be Cruel: The Story of a German P.O.W. in Russia

 Автор: Furmanski H R R

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


Originally published in 1960, this compact book tells the true story of a German soldier: from his early childhood during the First World War, through to his harrowing experiences on the frontline during the Word War II, culminating in his capture by the Red Army on 20 December 1942…

An astonishing first-hand account.

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Обложка книги Life Class Life Class

 Автор: Barker Pat

 Жанр: Проза, Историческая проза


In the spring of 1914, a group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but watches from afar when a well-known painter catches her eye. After World War I begins, Paul tends to the dying soldiers from the front line as a Belgian Red Cross volunteer, but the longer he remains, the greater the distance between him and home becomes. By the time he returns, Paul must confront not only the overwhelming, perhaps impossible challenge of how to express all that he has seen and experienced, but also the fact that life, and love, will never be the same for him again.

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Обложка книги Life Cycle Life Cycle

 Автор: Anderson Poul

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


From Robert Silverberg’s, “Earthmen and Strangers” anthology, 1966:


Earthly life has developed many methods of reproducing itself. The amoeba is content to split in half; the hydra produces a bud that develops into a new hydra; the small crustacean known as daphnia lays eggs that do not need to be fertilized in order to bring forth young daphnias. Most animals, though, rely on two sexes, female and male, one to produce eggs and the other to fertilize them.

The variations within this scheme are great—take, for example, the case of the oyster, which is male at one time of the year and female at another. Given such biological variations, it was inevitable that science-fiction writers would begin to speculate about the unearthly aspects reproduction might take among alien beings. Poul Anderson, a lanky chap of Viking descent who lives in California, is better qualified to make scientific speculations than most of his colleagues. He took a degree in physics at the University of Minnesota before turning to science fiction, and keeps abreast of the latest technical developments in a way that gives his stories the solid ring of authenticity.

In this example, he provides a convincing blend of science and imagination that yields insight into a wholly alien race. But because recent scientific research has given us a view of conditions on Mercury different from the one that was accepted in 1957, when this story was written, Anderson has added his own introduction to the story in the interest of maintaining accuracy.

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Обложка книги Life Drawing Life Drawing

 Автор: Black Robin

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From the author of If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This, Life Drawing is a fierce, honest and moving story of married life-its betrayals, intimacies, and secrets.

Augusta and Owen have taken the leap. Leaving the city and its troubling memories behind, they have moved to the country for a solitary life where they can devote their days to each other and their art, where Gus can paint and Owen can write.

But the facts of a past betrayal prove harder to escape than urban life. Ancient jealousies and resentments haunt their marriage and their rural paradise.

When Alison Hemmings moves into the empty house next door, Gus is drawn out of isolation, despite her own qualms and Owen’s suspicions. As the new relationship deepens, the lives of the two households grow more and more tightly intertwined. It will take only one new arrival to intensify emotions to breaking point.

Fierce, honest and astonishingly gripping, Life Drawing is a novel as beautiful and unsparing as the human heart.

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Обложка книги Life During Wartime Life During Wartime

 Автор: Shepard Lucius

 Серия: Science Fiction Masterworks

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


‘Richly peopled, highly literate, and brilliantly drawn… [Lucius Shepard is] one of the finest science fiction writers of all time’.

Science Fiction Chronicle.

In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla is struggling to survive amongst the rotting vegetation and his despairing fellow foot soldiers. He knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in an endless war. On R & R a few miles away from the warzone he meets Debora—an enigmatic young woman who may be working for the enemy—and stumbles into a deadly psychic conflict where the mind is the greatest weapon.

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Обложка книги Life Embitters Life Embitters

 Автор: Pla Josep

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A book of stories, or "narrations," by the finest Catalan writer of his generation. In this beautiful work, translated into English for the first time, Pla transcribes his witnessings of basic truths: the waves of the sea, the hardness of rolled tobacco. The reader feels tangibly the pleasure with which Pla puts the sensual and real on paper.

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Обложка книги Life, End of Life, End of

 Автор: Brooke-Rose Christine

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This tour de force by a master of experimental novels finds the author reflecting on her old age and its effects on her writing. As she reflects on her own career, her experiments with narrative, and on the narrative she writes here, she ultimately reasserts herself and accepts the life behind her.

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Обложка книги Life Goes On Life Goes On

 Автор: Sillitoe Alan

 Серия: Michael Cullen

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A laugh-out-loud adventure novel starring bestselling author Alan Sillitoe’s most outrageous character: the happy bastard Michael Cullen.

For most of his life, Michael Cullen was a twenty-two-carat no-good bastard, and he was quite proud of it. But after a series of outlandish criminal adventures revealed the true identity of his father, Michael made the mistake of introducing him to dear old ma. His parents wed, and Michael was a bastard no more. But he was still a rake, with a devilish sense of humor and a refreshing lack of scruples.

After a disastrous escapade smuggling gold for the ruthless gangster Claude Moggerhanger, Michael resolves to go straight. But when he learns his father is writing Lord Moggerhanger’s memoirs, he falls into old habits, if only for a chance to get behind the wheel of the gangster’s Rolls Royce. With the open road in front of him, the police behind him, and randy waitresses at every lay-by, Michael will be a happy bastard once again.

From the bestselling author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, Life Goes On continues the legend of one of Britain’s most unlikely heroes, which began in the classic picaresque A Start in Life. Whether chasing love, money, sex, or even peace and quiet, there is nothing Michael Cullen can’t make into an adventure.

Life Goes On is the 2nd book in the Michael Cullen Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

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Обложка книги Life Is A Dream Life Is A Dream

 Автор: údy Gyula

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Life is a Dream (1931) is Gyula Krudy's magical collection of ten short stories. Creating a world where editors shoot themselves after a hard day's brunching, men attend duels incognito and lovers fall out over salad dressing, Life is a Dream is a comic, nostalgic, romantic and erotic glimpse into the Hungary of the early twentieth century. Focussing on the poor and dispossessed, these tales of love, food, death and sex are ironic and wise about the human condition and the futility of life, and display fully Krudy's wit and mastery of the form.

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Обложки нет Life is life

 Автор: Шумов П

 Жанр: Прочее, Неотсортированное

Обложка книги Life of Betty Compton Life of Betty Compton

 Автор: Longfellow Howard

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Life of Buddha Life of Buddha

 Автор: Shepard Lucius

 Жанр: Проза, Проза


Shepard disgorges ideas like a drunk or a junkie, streams of images described in visceral prose that essentially numb you to their force. An anaesthetic effect is present in stories like "Life of Buddha" (1988), in which a heroin addict provokes the transmutation of a male transsexual into a perfect woman. Shepard's characters crave freedom and transformation; the narratives over-reach and become baroque in their pursuit of it, and so lose some of their power. They express the central paradox of Shepard's work: his acceptance and celebration of claustrophobia and the "feeling of stricture" (as in "Griaule"), and his desperate raging against it.

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Обложки нет Life of Pi

 Автор: Martel Yann

 Жанр:

Обложка книги Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling Life Real Loud: John Lefebvre, Neteller and the Revolution in Online Gambling

 Автор: Reynolds Bill

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


The man who gave it all away


At age 50, when some people start planning for retirement, John Lefebvre hit the digital motherlode. Neteller, a tiny Canadian internet start-up that processed payments between players and online gambling arenas, rocketed into the stock market. In its early years, Neteller had been a cowboy operation, narrowly averting disaster in creative ways. Co-founder Lefebvre, a gregarious hippie lawyer from Calgary, Alberta, had toked his way through his practice for decades, aspiring all the while to be a professional musician. With the profit from Neteller and his stock holdings, he became a multi-millionaire. He started buying Malibu beach houses, limited edition cars, complete wardrobes, and a jet to fly to rock shows with pals. When that got boring he shipped his fine suits to charity, donned his beloved t-shirt and jeans, and started giving away millions to the Dalai Lama, David Suzuki and other eco-conscious people, as well as anyone else who might…

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Обложки нет LIFE - Seaching the hidden paths

 Автор: Черепанов Макс

 Жанр: Прочее, Неотсортированное

Обложка книги Life, The Universe And Everything Life, The Universe And Everything

 Автор: Adams Douglas

 Серия: , The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

 Жанр: Фантастика, Юмористическая фантастика


This international bestseller is the third installment (of five) in the zany space opera known as the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent have been stranded for five years on prehistoric Earth. They escape from this predicament via a Chesterfield sofa and arrive at a cricket match, where they are immediately faced with their next challenge: preventing the release of an imprisoned race of xenophobic aliens bent on exterminating all other life forms in the universe. Fans of the BBC TV show Doctor Who will be interested to note that the novel is a reworked treatment for a proposed film based on the series. And more detail-oriented types may want to know that the American version of the book has some additional text concerning the galactic rudeness of the word Belgium, which allows Belgium to be used throughout as profanity instead of a four-letter word beginning with F that's used in the British edition.

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Обложки нет Life & Times Of Michael K

 Автор: Coetzee J M

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


One of the two books that J. M. Coetzee won the Booker Prize for (he was also awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature), The Life and Times of Michael K. is the story of a simple man attempting to survive (from without) in a society that has seen its humanity perverted by war into horror. He is trying only to live in quiet absence and is senselessly thwarted at every turn. Like all of the rest of Coetzee's work, Life and Times is something more than shattering, more than moving.

In a south Africa turned by war, Michael K. sets out to take his ailing mother back to her rural home. On the way there she dies, leaving him alone in an anarchic world of brutal roving armies. Imprisoned, Michael is unable to bear confinement and escapes, determined to live with dignity. This life affirming novel goes to the center of human experience-the need for an interior, spiritual life; for some connections to the world in which we live; and for purity of vision.

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Обложка книги Life Without Armour : An Autobiography Life Without Armour : An Autobiography

 Автор: Sillitoe Alan

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


A candid and surprising memoir of the early life of one of England’s most acclaimed and enduring post-WWII writers.

Born in 1928 into a poverty-stricken family in working-class Nottingham, bestselling British novelist Alan Sillitoe’s childhood was marked by his father’s unpredictable and violent rage, as well as a near-certain condemnation to a life of labor on an assembly line. His family relocated frequently to avoid rent collectors, trading in one bug-infested hovel for another. Though intelligent and curious, the young author-to-be failed his grammar school entrance exams, and it seemed he was destined for work in a factory. The onset of Sillitoe’s teenage years, however, coincided with the advance of Hitler into Russia, and the war offered a chance for the boy to seek out a different fate.

At the age of fourteen, Sillitoe used a fake ID to enroll in the Air Training Corps and went on to join the Ministry of Aircraft Production as an air traffic control assistant. He dreamed of becoming a pilot, but the war ended just after he qualified for training and he was instead shipped off to the Malayan jungle during the Communist insurgency as a radio operator for the Royal Air Force (RAF). After two years of living from one wireless watch to the next — taking in bearings and atmospherics though the radio, and exploring dangerous and primal landscapes by foot — Sillitoe finally returned to a prospectless postwar England and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. But this curse soon became a blessing: In the RAF hospital, Sillitoe began to read — everything from Kant to Descartes to Bernard Shaw — and he decided to become a writer.

Already a veteran on an RAF disability pension at the age of twenty-one, Sillitoe began writing full-time, neither his physical challenges nor his numerous rejections from publishers deterring him in the least. He joined the Nottingham Writers’ Club, and his short stories began to achieve some minor local success. Soon after, a chance meeting with the American poet Ruth Fainlight led to full-blown love, and the two set off for France eager to live in a bucolic setting where they could dedicate all of their time to writing.

Circumstance and favorable exchange rates then led the couple to Spain where Sillitoe continued his literary pursuits, met many artists and writers, had run-ins with gypsies, and even underwent police interrogations. Four unpublished novels later — and after nearly a decade of honing his craft — Sillitoe finally found staggering success in his working-class novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and his collection of short stories The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.

Written with Sillitoe’s signature simplicity, this in-depth autobiography not only gives insight into the formative years and mental maturation of one of Britain’s most influential writers, but also tells a great story of an underprivileged man who, with perseverance, made the most of his particular fate.

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Обложка книги Love of Life Love of Life

 Автор: London Jack

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложка книги Love of My Life. На всю жизнь Love of My Life. На всю жизнь

 Автор: Дуглас Луиза

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


Тридцатилетняя Оливия Феликоне обожала своего мужа, купалась в его любви, но внезапно овдовела. Пытаясь справиться с отчаянием, героиня углубляется в воспоминания своей юности, где у нее есть свои «скелеты в шкафу», анализирует долгие и непростые отношения с родственниками мужа и короткую любовную связь с его братом-близнецом. Все это в конечном итоге приводит ее к пониманию нехитрых житейских истин и приносит успокоение измученной душе.

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Обложки нет Love story

 Автор: Журлаков Денис

 Жанр: Прочее, Неотсортированное

Обложка книги Love Story Love Story

 Автор: Segal Erich

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This is the wonderful, tumultuous, heartfelt story of Oliver Barrett IV and Jenny Cavilleri-the story of a rich Harvard jock and a wisecracking Radcliffe music major who have nothing in common but love… and everything else to share but time. Funny and flip, sad and poignant, Erich Segal's magnificent novel will grab you, hold you, and stay with you forever. You, like more than twenty million others, will fall in love with Love Story.

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Обложка книги Low Life Low Life

 Автор: Jahn Ryan David

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


When Simon Johnson is attacked in his crummy LA apartment, he knows he must defend himself or die. Turning on the lights after the scuffle, Simon realises two things: one, he has killed his attacker; two, the resemblance of the man to himself is uncanny. Over the coming days, Simon’s lonely life will spiral out of control. With his pet goldfish Francine in tow, he embarks on a gripping existential investigation, into his own murky past, and that of Jeremy Shackleford, the (apparently) happily married math teacher whose body is now lying in Simon’s bathtub under forty gallons of ice. But Simon has a plan. Gradually, he begins to assume the dead man’s identity, fooling Shackleford’s colleagues, and even his beautiful wife. However, when mysterious messages appear on the walls around Simon’s apartment, he realises that losing his old self will be more difficult than he’d imagined. Everything points to a long forgotten date the previous spring, when his life and Shackleford’s first collided. As the contradictions mount, and the ice begins to melt, the events of the past year will resolve themselves in the most catastrophic way.

Combining gritty noir, psychological drama and dazzling plotting, Low Life is a shocking novel that announces Jahn as a brilliant new voice of modern America.

Review

“Armed with a seat-of-the-pants plot that takes some audacious risks and prose that proves gritty and gruelling, Jahn has produced a thriller with a steely death-grip. I walked into a tree reading it; no greater recommendation needed.”

Financial Times

“Well-written, fast-paced … along the order of Quentin Tarantino and with a long and bloody trail to the end.”

—Charlaine Harris, author, the Sookie Stackhouse series
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Обложка книги Luka and the Fire of Life Luka and the Fire of Life

 Автор: Rushdie Salman

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A dazzling story told for the love of story by the greatest of storytellers gives us a novel of wisdom and pleasure for all ages, in which a young boy must battle his way through a dangerous world in order to save his father.

On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay, a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through The Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task.

Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers with Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990). While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for Salman's second son on the occasion of his twelfth birthday. Lyrically crafted and filled with frolicking wordplay, this is Salman Rushdie at his best.

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Обложка книги Lust for life Lust for life

 Автор: Regret Winston

 Серия: Greenleaf reader

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Mao: The Unknown Story Mao: The Unknown Story

 Автор: Chang Jung, Halliday Jon

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao’s close circle in China who have never talked before — and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him — this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao’s rule — in peacetime.


Combining meticulous research with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography offers a harrowing portrait of Mao’s ruthless accumulation of power through the exercise of terror: his first victims were the peasants, then the intellectuals and, finally, the inner circle of his own advisors. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao’s court and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao’s character and the enormity of his behavior toward his wives, mistresses and children are unveiled for the first time.


This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike.

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Обложка книги Mars Life Mars Life

 Автор: Bova Ben

 Серия: Grand Tour

 Жанр: Фантастика, Космическая фантастика


Jamie Waterman discovered the cliff dwelling on Mars, and the fact that an intelligent race lived on the red planet sixty-five million years ago, only to be driven into extinction by the crash of a giant meteor. Now the exploration of Mars is itself under threat of extinction, as the ultraconservative New Morality movement gains control of the U.S. government and cuts off all funding for the Mars program.Meanwhile, Carter Carleton, an anthropologist who was driven from his university post by unproven charges of rape, has started to dig up the remains of a Martian village. Science and politics clash on two worlds as Jamie desperately tries to save the Mars program and uncover who the vanished Martians were.


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Обложка книги Mary, Queen of France: The Story of the Youngest Sister of Henry VIII Mary, Queen of France: The Story of the Youngest Sister of Henry VIII

 Автор: Plaidy Jean

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Master Of Life And Death Master Of Life And Death

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Global overcrowding, a new immortality serum and an unfriendly alien ambassador are only a few of the problems confronting Roy Walton, government's new Master of Life and Death in Robert Silverberg's early and accomplished novel. Praised by a distinguished critic, Anthony Boucher, for "its complete clarity and narrative drive" the novel retains its power today.

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Обложки нет Maudie: revelations of life in London

 Автор: Anonymous

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Memoirs of a Voluptuary, or the Secret Life of an English Boarding School Memoirs of a Voluptuary, or the Secret Life of an English Boarding School

 Автор: , автора без

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложки нет Miss High-heels:the story of a rich but girlish young gentleman under the control of his pretty step-sister and her aunt

 Автор: Anonymous

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Mitosis: A Reckoners Story Mitosis: A Reckoners Story

 Автор: Sanderson Brandon

 Серия: The Reckoners

 Жанр: Приключения, Приключения, , , , , , ,


**Buy the #1 *New York Times* bestselling sequel to *Steelheart*—*Firefight*—today!**


Brandon Sanderson, the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *Words of Radiance*, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn trilogy, presents *Mitosis*, a short story set in the action-packed world of *Steelheart* and *Firefight*: the Reckoners series, exclusively available in the digital format. Epics still plague Newcago, but David and the Reckoners have vowed to fight back. Catch all the action before, *Calamity,* the exciting sequel to *Firefight*, hits shelves in 2016.


**Praise for the Reckoners series**


“The suspense is relentless and the climax explosive.”—James Dashner, #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of the Maze Runner series


“Another win for Sanderson . . . he’s simply a brilliant writer. Period."—Patrick Rothfuss, author of the *New York Times* and *USA Today* bestseller *The Name of the Wind*


[**STAR**] “Snappy dialogue, bizarre plot twists, high-intensity action, and a touch of mystery and romance…leaves [readers] panting for the sequel.”—***Booklist*, Starred**

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"Nuance and complexity alongside the action and intrigue...will have readers counting the days to the final volume."-***The Bulletin***


“An absolute page-turner."—***Publishers Weekly***


“Compelling. . . . Sanderson uses plot twists that he teases enough for readers to pick up on to distract from the more dramatic reveals he has in store.”—**The A.V. Club**


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Обложка книги Monte Hellman: His Life and Films Monte Hellman: His Life and Films

 Автор: Stevens Brad

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard Murder Most Royal: The Story of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

 Автор: Plaidy Jean

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Muse. Electrify my life. Биография хедлайнеров британского рока Muse. Electrify my life. Биография хедлайнеров британского рока

 Автор: Бомон Марк

 Жанр:


Первая книга о сверхпопулярной британской группе Muse на русском языке. Марк Бомон несколько лет ездил на гастроли вместе с участниками коллектива, что позволило ему создать действительно захватывающую биографию группы: честную, эмоциональную, пристальную, вызывающую. Эта книга ваш единственный шанс оказаться в сумасшедшей вселенной Muse.

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Обложки нет Music of a Life

 Автор: Makine Andrei

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A superb new novel by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summersand Requiem for a Lost Empire,set in the period just before, and two decades after, World War II.

“Makine is without doubt one of the greatest living writers. Music of a Life proves it.” -Le Figaro( France)

A brief but extraordinarily powerful novel by the author of Dreams of My Russian Summersand Requiem for a Lost Empire, Music of a Lifeis set in the period just before, and two decades after, World War II.

Alexeï Berg’s father is a well-known dramatist, his mother a famous opera singer. But during Stalin’s reign of terror in the 1930s they, like millions of other Russians, come under attack for their presumed lack of political purity. Harassed and proscribed, they have nonetheless, on the eve of Hitler’s war, not yet been arrested. And young Alexeï himself, a budding classical pianist, has been allowed to continue his musical studies. His first solo concert is scheduled for May 24, 1941.

Two days before the concert, on his way home from his final rehearsal, he espies his parents being arrested, taken from their Moscow apartment. Knowing his own arrest will not be far behind, Alexeï flees to the country house of his fiancée, where again betrayal awaits him. He flees, one step ahead of the dreaded secret police until, taking on the identity of a dead soldier, he enlists in the Soviet army. Thus begins his seemingly endless journey, through war and peace, until he lands, two decades later, in a snowbound train station in the Urals, where he relates his harrowing saga to the novel’s narrator.

Music of a Lifehas been Andreï Makine’s biggest bestselling novel internationally since Dreams of My Russian Summers.It is, in the words of France’s most distinguished daily newspaper Le Monde,“extremely powerful… a gem.”

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Обложка книги My Animal Life My Animal Life

 Автор: Gee Maggie

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


"A wise and beautiful book about what it feels like to be alive-I really loved it."-Zadie Smith

"Maggie Gee's account of her life as a writer cuts to the bone as she relives triumphs, rejections, despair and renewal. It's a wonderful book, for its boldness and vigour, and for its piercing honesty."-Claire Tomalin

How do you become a writer, and why?

Maggie Gee's journey starts in a small family in post-war Britain, a long way from the literary world. At seventeen, Maggie goes, a lamb to the slaughter, to university. From the 1960s onwards she lives the defining events of her generation: the coming of the Pill and sexual freedom, tremors in the British layer-cake of class and race. In the 1980s, Maggie finally gets published, falls in love, marries, and has a daughter-but for the next three decades and beyond, she survives, and sometimes thrives, by writing. This frank, bold memoir dares to explore the big questions: success and failure, sex, death, and parenthood-our animal life.

Maggie Gee was chosen as one of Granta's original Best Young British Novelists. She has published many novels to great acclaim, including "The White Family," shortlisted for the Orange and IMPAC prizes; "My Cleaner"; "The Flood," longlisted for the Orange Prize; and "The Ice People." She was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature from 2004–2008 and is now one of its vice presidents.

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Обложка книги My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

 Автор: Handler Chelsea

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand.

You’ve either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend’s irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar stool.

Enter Chelsea Handler. Gorgeous, sharp, and anything but shy, Chelsea loves men and lots of them. “My Horizontal Life” chronicles her romp through the different bedrooms of a variety of suitors, a no-holds-barred account of what can happen between a man and a sometimes very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night of passion. From her short fling with a Vegas stripper to her even shorter dalliance with a well-endowed little person, from her uncomfortable tryst with a cruise ship performer to her misguided rebound with a man who likes to play leather dress-up, Chelsea recalls the highs and lows of her one-night stands with hilarious honesty. Encouraged by her motley collection of friends (aka: her partners in crime) but challenged by her family members (who at times find themselves a surprise part of the encounter), Chelsea hits bottom and bounces back, unafraid to share the gritty details. “My Horizontal Life” is one guilty pleasure you won’t be ashamed to talk about in the morning.

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Обложка книги My Life and Loves, Book 1 My Life and Loves, Book 1

 Автор: Harris Frank

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложки нет My life and loves Vol. 2

 Автор: Harris Frank

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложки нет My life and loves Vol. 3

 Автор: Harris Frank

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложки нет My life and loves Vol. 4

 Автор: Harris Frank

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги My Life And Loves, vol 5 My Life And Loves, vol 5

 Автор: Harris Frank

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги My Life and Times My Life and Times

 Автор: Jerome Jerome Klapka

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Jerome K Jerome struggled against poverty and obscurity, not to mention his improbable name, for many years before “Three Men in a Boat” made him a celebrity and the friend of other celebrities. A man of deep human sympathies and principles, he lived through and engaged with, a time — like our own — of unprecedented changes and inventions, most of which are commonplace now. Much of his writing, especially for the theatre, has now been forgotten, but a year before his death in 1927, he published his autobiography in the popular style he pioneered — still in daily use by journalists.

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Обложка книги My Life As A Man My Life As A Man

 Автор: Roth Philip

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A young novelist's obsession with proving his manhood is transferred to his fiction and echoed in his tempestuous marriage.

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Обложка книги My Life as a White Trash Zombie My Life as a White Trash Zombie

 Автор: Rowland Diana

 Серия: DAW Book Collectors

 Жанр: Фантастика, Городское фэнтези


Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers, Angel remembers being in a horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at a county morgue—and that's it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse.

Before she knows it she's dealing with with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest!

Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in on piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat.

Literally.

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Обложка книги My Life (The Art of the Novella) My Life (The Art of the Novella)

 Автор: Chekhov Anton

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги My Not So Perfect Life My Not So Perfect Life

 Автор: Kinsella Sophie

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги My Secret Life My Secret Life

 Автор: Walter

 Серия:

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Эротика, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Тайная книга английской классики

Самая интересная книга на иностранном языке – непереведенная книга. Изюминкой английской классики в этом смысле является «My secret life» («Моя тайная жизнь»), написанная неизвестным автором в последней трети XIX века.

Впервые книга была напечатана анонимно в 1888 году. Кто ее написал – до сих пор идут споры. Значительная часть исследователей полагают, что автор – Генри Спенсер Эшби, торговец текстилем, путешественник, страстный букинист и коллекционер эротики, умерший в 1900 году. Он входил в кружок викторианских вольнодумцев – писателей (например, поэт Суинберн) и людей искусства, которые задыхались в атмосфере ханжества и фарисейства. После смерти от него осталось (помимо капиталов) грандиозное собрание порнографии и изданий Сервантеса, которое он завещал Британскому музею при условии принятия на хранение и эротической части его коллекции.

Как бы там ни было, «My secret life» вошла в историю мировой литературы именно как анонимная книга, отражающая нравы викторианской Англии, которые были в известных кругах совсем не викторианскими. Точнее, это 11-томный эпос, повествующий о поиске сексуального счастья на протяжении всей своей жизни мужчиной из среднего класса. Мужчиной, которому выпало родиться в ту эпоху, когда все связанное с полом загонялось либо под запрет, либо в самые тесные рамки. Мало на свете книг, в которых с подобной тщательностью описывались все интимные переживания человека от почти младенческого возраста до старости, причем литературно талантливо.

«My secret life» – уникальный документ как эпохи, так и человеческого существования вообще. Книга является существенными и необходимым дополнением к романам Диккенса и Теккерея, поскольку без нее представление о нравах Англии того времени будет либо неполным, либо неверным.

Джейн Остин писала гениальные книги о любви, ни разу никого не поцеловав и прожив жизнь стареющей девой на содержании у родственников. Психологию полов она постигала из косвенных свидетельств и собственных невинных наблюдений. Природная одаренность сделала свое дело, «Гордость и предубеждение», как и другие ее книги, стали классикой. Автор «My secret life» далеко не гений, но честность, абсолютная свобода от каких бы то ни было условностей, пунктуальность описаний делают его эпопею столь же значимой для изучающих ту эпоху, как и романы Остин.

Любопытен язык книги – бесхитростно-физиологический, называющий без стеснения вещи своими именами, при этом не показушно-вульгарный. Автор не знает эвфемизмов для обозначения известных частей человеческого тела и специфических глаголов, используя повседневные обороты мужчин его круга – даже по сегодняшним меркам чрезвычайно грубые. Тут нельзя не вспомнить удивление и возмущение Горького, обиженного тем, что граф Толстой, беседуя с ним о женщинах, употреблял подобные же «мужицкие» слова. Горький подумал было, что великий писатель земли русской подделывается под его «невежество», и лишь потом понял, что для Толстого это было вполне органично.

Так и автор «My secret life» показывает нам, что в Викторианскую эпоху ханжество касалось лишь известной части публики, тогда как большая часть народонаселения Британии выражалась весьма прямолинейно. Хотя нравы человечества во все времена и во всех странах, в общем-то, одинаковы. В «My secret life» рисуется типичное становление мужчины, которое могло бы иметь место и в Японии, и в России, и где угодно. Викторианские нравы лишь откладывали некий отпечаток на личность, но не могли задавить присущих ей стремлений. В Англии XIX века герой книги мог «охотиться» лишь на горничных и дочек батраков, «приличные» женщины были для него почти недоступны (за некоторыми исключениями). В этом – специфика эпохи. Сегодня бы автор «My secret life» не знал подобных препятствий и мог вести «большую игру». С другой стороны, в XIX веке для него считалось допустимым то, что сегодня бы моментально было бы зачислено под статью «педофилия» или «изнасилование». Сексуальная инициация героя воспоминаний произошла именно в результате настойчивого и совсем непристойного преследования барчуком невинной малолетней няньки своего братца. Служанка как объект первой интимной связи – сюжет достаточно обыденный для того времени, стоит только почитать Чехова, Бунина или Кафку. Сегодня ее заменяет одноклассница или однокурсница, или просто девушка из соседнего двора. В XIX столетии ровесницы из соседнего благополучного семейства были абсолютно недоступны.

Думается, современным феминисткам эта книга придется не по вкусу, несмотря на любовь на Западе ко всяким аутеничным картинкам нравов. Женщина для автора «My secret life» – не равноправный партнер, а объект наслаждения. Он порой видит в них личность, но слишком увлечен иным, чтобы вдаваться в этические переживания. К тому же для преуспевающего представителя среднего класса проститутки и горничные не слишком интересные собеседницы, они не люди его круга, а в то время социальная иерархия была куда жестче, чем сегодня, культурные различия между господами и слугами являлись почти непреодолимыми. Барин взаимодействовал со служанкой только в парадигме «хозяин–слуга» или в постели, где джентльмен мог позволить себе немного забыть о принадлежности к разным классам, не теряя, однако, из виду свое превосходство. Никаких нежностей вроде букетов цветов или стишков в таких мезальянсах не существовало. Господин считал, что и так оказал служанке много чести самим фактом, что обратил на нее внимание.

Любопытно сравнить «My secret life» с известным романом Джона Фаулза «Женщина французского лейтенанта» – как раз о том же самом времени. Тогда как герой Фаулза полон экзистенциальных томлений, а роман насыщен философскими размышлениями, герой «My secret life» ломает голову только над алгоритмом соблазнения очередной жертвы и чужд всякой философии, равно как и морали. Но он – реален, он человек из крови и плоти, а герой Фаулза – выдуманный и слишком книжный, как и остальные персонажи его романа. Можно полагать, что нынешним читателям покажется более интересным и волнующим рассказ анонима о своем времени, чем наукообразные домыслы писателя, жившего сто лет спустя.

В год своего первого издания «My secret life» шла по разряду утонченной порнографии. Сегодня историки английской литературы признают ее художественные достоинства, и книга изучается в университетах, по ней защищают диссертации. O tempore, o mores!

2008-09-18 / Максим Артемьев

Рецензия взята отсюда: http://exlibris.ng.ru/history/2008-09-18/6_classica.html


Word Statistics

Word — Occurences

Cunt — 5357

Fuck — 4032

Prick — 3756

Frig — 1299

Hair — 1569

Bum — 937

Sperm — 718

Cock — 741

Arse — 526

Clitoris — 434

Gay — 398

Quim — 389

Buttocks — 369

Spunk — 362

Virgin — 360

Breast — 316

Lick — 304

Piss — 305

Gamahuche — 227

Erotic — 187

Bugger — 106

Vagina — 68


Glossary

frig — to masturbate

gamahuche — to practise fellatio or cunnilingus, hence gamahucher.

gambols — frisky, frolicsome movements

lapunar — A brothel

motte — Mound. Pubic area. Mons pubis.

nymphae — The labia minora (inner lips) of the vulva.

onanism — Masturbation

Paphian — pertaining to love, or unlawful sexual indulgence, or belonging to the class of prostitutes

pudenda — The external genital organs of a woman.

quim — The external female genitals; the vagina.

spunk — Seminal fluid

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Обложка книги Next Life Might Be Kinder Next Life Might Be Kinder

 Автор: Norman Howard

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


“After my wife, Elizabeth Church, was murdered by the bellman Alfonse Padgett in the Essex Hotel, she did not leave me.”

Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged, and brief. In Howard Norman’s spellbinding and moving novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth’s murder are revealed in heart-stopping increments. Sam’s life afterward is complicated. For one thing, in a moment of desperate confusion, he sells his life story to a Norwegian filmmaker named Istvakson, known for the stylized violence of his films, whose artistic drive sets in motion an increasingly intense cat-and-mouse game between the two men. For another, Sam has begun “seeing” Elizabeth — not only seeing but holding conversations with her, almost every evening, and watching her line up books on a small beach. What at first seems simply hallucination born of terrible grief reveals itself, evening by evening, as something else entirely.

Next Life Might Be Kinder is a story of murder, desperate faith, the afterlife, and of love as absolute redemption — from one of our most compelling storytellers at the height of his talents.

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Обложка книги No Game No Life 1 No Game No Life 1

 Автор: Ю Камия

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги No Game No Life 4 No Game No Life 4

 Автор: Ю Камия

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги No Game No Life 5 No Game No Life 5

 Автор: Ю Камия

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги No Game No Life 6 No Game No Life 6

 Автор: Ю Камия

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги No Game No Life 7 No Game No Life 7

 Автор: Ю Камия

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги No Lease on Life No Lease on Life

 Автор: Tillman Lynne

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This book channels the rage, filth, anguish, and the bust-a-gut hilarity of pre-gentrified New York.

The New York of Lynne Tillman’s hilarious, audacious fourth novel is a boiling point of urban decay. The East Village streets are overrun with crooked cops, drug addicts, pimps, and prostitutes. Garbage piles up along the sidewalks amid the blaring soundtrack of car stereos. Confrontations are supercharged by the summer heat wave. This merciless noise has left Elizabeth Hall an insomniac. Junkies roam her building and overturn trashcans, but the landlord refuses to help clean or repair the decrepit conditions. Live-in boyfriend Roy is good-natured but too avoidant to soothe the sores of city life. Though Elizabeth fights for sanity in this apathetic metropolis, violent fantasies threaten to push her over the edge. In vivid detail, she begins to imagine murders: those of the “morons” she despises, and, most obsessively, her own. Frightening, hilarious, and wholly addictive, No Lease on Life is an avant-garde sucker-punch, a plea for humanity propelled by dark wit and unflinching honesty. Tillman’s spare prose, frank, poignant and always illuminating, captures all the raving absurdity of a very bad day in America's toughest, hottest melting pot.

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Обложка книги Norman Mailer : a double life Norman Mailer : a double life

 Автор: Lennon J Michael

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары, Публицистика


Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer of his times; and a husband, father, and serial philanderer.

Perhaps nothing characterized Mailer more than his unbounded ambition. He wanted not merely to be the greatest writer of his generation, but a writer great enough to be compared to Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. As Michael Lennon describes, he even had presidential ambitions, although he settled for running for mayor of New York City. He championed personal freedom and civil liberties, calling himself a “left conservative,” and yet he was Enemy #1 of the Women’s Movement. He was as pugnacious in real life as in print, engaging in famous feuds and fights. Although he considered himself first and foremost a novelist, his greatest literary contribution may have been in journalism, where he used his novelistic gifts in tandem with self-revelation to explore the American psyche. In that regard, the subtitle of his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning Armies of the Night is telling: “History as a Novel, the Novel as History.” He would return to certain subjects obsessively: John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, sex, technology, and the intricate relationship of fame and identity. Michael Lennon’s definitive biography captures Mailer in all his sharp complexities and shows us how he self-consciously invented and reinvented himself throughout his lifetime.

Michael Lennon knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and in writing this biography, he has had the cooperation of Mailer’s late widow, Norris Church, his ex-wives, and all of his children, as well as his sister, Barbara. He also had access to Mailer’s vast, unpublished correspondence and papers, and he interviewed dozens of people who knew Mailer. Norman Mailer: A Double Life gives us the man in full, a remarkable and unique figure in the context of his times.

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Обложка книги Northern Girls: Life Goes On Northern Girls: Life Goes On

 Автор: Keyi Sheng

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Qian Xiaohong is born into a sleepy Hunan village, where the new China rush towards development is a mere distant rumour. A buxom, naïve sixteen-year-old, she yearns to leave behind hometown scandal, and joins the mass migration to the bustling boomtown of Shenzhen. There, she must navigate dangerous encounters with ruthless bosses, jealous wives, sympathetic hookers and corrupt policemen as she tries to find her place in the ever-evolving society.

Hardship and tragedy are in no short supply as her journey takes her through a grinding succession of dead end jobs. To help her through this confusing maze, Xiaohong finds solace in the close ties she makes with the other migrant girls — the community of her fellow 'northern girls' — who quickly learn to rely on each other for humour and the enjoyment of life's simple pleasures.

A beautiful coming-of-age novel, Northern Girls explores the inner lives of a generation of young, rural Chinese women who embark on life-changing journeys in search of something better.

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Обложка книги October: The Story of the Russian Revolution October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

 Автор: éville China

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Документальная литература, Публицистика


Acclaimed fantasy author China Miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down

The renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive take on its history.

In February 1917, in the midst of bloody war, Russia was still an autocratic monarchy: nine months later, it became the first socialist state in world history. How did this unimaginable transformation take place? How was a ravaged and backward country, swept up in a desperately unpopular war, rocked by not one but two revolutions?

This is the story of the extraordinary months between those upheavals, in February and October, of the forces and individuals who made 1917 so epochal a year, of their intrigues, negotiations, conflicts and catastrophes. From familiar names like Lenin and Trotsky to their opponents Kornilov and Kerensky; from the byzantine squabbles of urban activists to the remotest villages of a sprawling empire; from the revolutionary railroad Sublime to the ciphers and static of coup by telegram; from grand sweep to forgotten detail.

Historians have debated the revolution for a hundred years, its portents and possibilities: the mass of literature can be daunting. But here is a book for those new to the events, told not only in their historical import but in all their passion and drama and strangeness. Because as well as a political event of profound and ongoing consequence, Miéville reveals the Russian Revolution as a breathtaking story.

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Обложка книги Oliver's Story Oliver's Story

 Автор: Segal Erich

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза

Обложка книги One More Story: Thirteen Stories in the Time-Honored Mode One More Story: Thirteen Stories in the Time-Honored Mode

 Автор: Schulze Ingo

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


“A literary event” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): thirteen new stories from one of Germany’s finest writers.

New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert meets Julia, his lost love. Since their separation in the fall of 1989, he’s drifted through life like an exile, remaining apathetic toward the copy-shop business he started even as it flourishes apace. Nothing has the power to move him now: his whole life lies under the shadow of Julia, of the idea that things could have worked out differently. But as night draws on to day, the promised end becomes an unexpected new beginning.

Ingo Schulze introduces us to characters as they stray outside the confines of East Germany into other, newer lives — into Egypt, where the betrayal of a lover turns an innocent vacation into a nightmare; into Vienna, where life starts to mimic art; into Estonia, where we meet a retired circus bear in an absurd (and absurdly hilarious) dilemma — or as they simply stay put, struggling to maintain their sense of themselves as the world around them changes.

Mixed in with these tragicomic tales are some of the most beautiful love stories ever to feature cell phones. And throughout, Schulze’s masterfully controlled style conceals an understated, but finally breathtaking, intricacy.

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Обложка книги Perfume. The story of a murderer Perfume. The story of a murderer

 Автор: Suskind Patrick

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


When critics and readers caught scent of Patrick Suskind's "Perfume", it became an instant "New York Times" bestseller in hardcover and paperback. The reviews were sensational, word-of-mouth was incredible — and now it is back in an all-new trade paperback format. "A tour de force of the imagination." — "People."

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Обложка книги Perlefter: The Story of A Bourgeois Perlefter: The Story of A Bourgeois

 Автор: Roth Joseph

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Now available for the first time in English, this important addition to the Roth canon is rich in irony and exemplary of Roth's keen powers of social and political observation.

A novel fragment that was discovered among Joseph Roth's papers decades after his death, this book chronicles the life and times of Alexander Perlefter, the well-to-do Austrian urbanite with whom his relative, a small-town narrator, Naphthali Kroj, has come to live after becoming orphaned. The colorful cast of characters includes Perlefter's four children: foolish Alfred, with his predilection for sleeping with servant girls and widows and boasting of the venereal diseases he contracts; the hapless Karoline, whose interest in math and physics and employment at a scientific institute seem to repel serious suitors; the flamboyant Julie, a sweet, pale, and anemic girl who likes any man who is inclined toward marriage; and the beautiful and flighty Margarete, besotted with a professor of history. Written circa 1928-30, Perlefter represents Joseph Roth at the very peak of his literary powers — it was penned just after the publication of The Silent Prophet and just before his masterpieces Job and The Radetzky March.

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Обложка книги Positive Thinking: 50 Positive Habits to Transform you Life Positive Thinking: 50 Positive Habits to Transform you Life

 Автор: Michael Chapman,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Preparation for the Next Life Preparation for the Next Life

 Автор: Lish Atticus

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Zou Lei, orphan of the desert, migrates to work in America and finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens. She falls in love with a young man whose heart has been broken in another desert. A new life may be possible if together they can survive homelessness, lockup, and the young man's nightmares, which may be more prophecy than madness.

Praise for Preparation for the Next Life

So much of American fiction has become playful, cynical and evasive. "Preparation for the Next Life" is the strong antidote to such inconsequentialities. Powerfully realistic, with a solemn, muscular lyricism, this is a very, very good book. — Joy Williams

The “next life” of Atticus Lish’s novel is the one you have to die to know. It’s also the next civilian life of a soldier ravaged by three tours in Iraq, and the dodgy life of an immigrant in the city’s sleepless boroughs. The work is violent, swift, and gloriously descriptive. It is love story and lament, a haunting record of unraveling lives. Lish says starkly and with enormous power: the spirit prevails until it doesn’t. A stunning debut.

— Noy Holland, author of Swim for the Little One First

An illegal Chinese immigrant meets a broken American warrior, and the great love story of the 21st century begins. The intersection of their paths seems inevitable, irrevocable. Their story: tender, violent, terrible, and beautiful. Atticus Lish's prose, lyrical and taut, sentences as exact and indisputable as chemical formulas, is trance-like, evangelical in its ability to convert and convince its reader. Preparation for the Next Life is that rare novel that grabs you by the shirt and slaps you hard in the face. Look, it says. It isn't pretty. Turn away at your own risk. In case you haven't noticed, the American Dream has become a nightmare. Atticus Lish has your wake up call. He has created a new prototype of the hero, and her journey provides us with a devastating perspective on the "promised land" of the post 9/11 U.S., where being detained is a rite of passage and the banality of violence is simply part of the pre-apocalyptic landscape.

— Christopher Kennedy, author of Ennui Prophet

Atticus Lish has written the most relevant, and beautiful, novel of the year.

— Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia and Hill William

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Обложка книги Private Life Private Life

 Автор: Maria de Sagarra Josep

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Private Life holds up a mirror to the moral corruption in the interstices of the Barcelona high society Sagarra was born into. Boudoirs of demimonde tramps, card games dilapidating the fortunes of milquetoast aristocrats — and how they scheme to conceal them — fading manors of selfish scions, and back rooms provided by social-climbing seamstresses are portrayed in vivid, sordid, and literary detail.

The novel, practically a roman-à-clef for its contemporaries, was a scandal in 1932. The 1960's edition was bowdlerized by Franco's censors. Part Lampedusa, part Genet, this translation will bring an essential piece of 20th-century European literature to the English-speaking public.

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Обложка книги Recalled to Life Recalled to Life

 Автор: Silverberg Robert

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


It was the supreme irony. Humanity, apparently, feared being Recalled To Life more than it deared death itself. When Harker joined the little group of scientists, he didn’t realize the problems he would face. Their discovery made it possible to revive corpses to full, healthy life. They thought the world would welcome it as the greatest boon of all time. Instead, the world fought them, bitterly and savagely. Bewildered, they could find no way to fight back. The problem was Harker’s to solve, and there seemed to be only one answer: Harker himself had to die!

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Обложка книги Recalled to Life Recalled to Life

 Автор: Hill Reginald

 Серия: Dalziel and Pascoe

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив


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Обложка книги Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies

 Автор: Ison Tara

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies looks at how film shapes identity. Through ten cleverly constructed essays, Ison explores how a lifetime of movie-watching has, for better or worse, taught her how to navigate the world and how to grapple with issues of career, family, faith, illness, sex, and love.

Cinema is a universal cultural experience, one that floods our senses with images and sounds, a powerful force that influences our perspective on the world around us. Ison discusses the universal aspects of film as she makes them personal, looking at how certain films across time shaped and molded who she has become. Drawing on a wide ranging catalog of films, both cult and classic, popular and art-house, Reeling Through Life examines how cinema shapes our views on how to make love, how to deal with mental illness, how to be Jewish, how to be a woman, how to be a drunk, and how to die with style.

Rather than being a means of escape or object of mere entertainment, Ison posits that cinema is a more engaging form of art, a way to slip into other identities and inhabit other realities. A way to orient oneself into the world. Reeling Though Life is a compelling look at one popular art form and how it has influenced our identities in provocative and important ways.

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Обложка книги Reflections on Life and Death Reflections on Life and Death

 Автор: Rusch Kristine Kathryn

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Our last story, “The Gallery of His Dreams” (September 1991), by the Hugo-award-winning former editor of F&SF, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, won the 1991 Locus Award for best short fiction. Ms. Rusch has had fifteen novels published under her own name. Her latest books include: Hitler’s Angel, a mainstream hardcover written under the name Kris Rusch; Star Wars: The New Rebellion, a mass market paperback; Star Trek: Day of Honor, written with Dean Wesley Smith; and Alien Influences, a Science Fiction novel that was a finalist for England’s prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award.

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Обложка книги Right to Life Right to Life

 Автор: Ketchum Jack

 Жанр: Фантастика, Ужасы и Мистика


Unlike Jack Ketchum’s earlier novel, LADIES NIGHT, his newest one, RIGHT TO LIFE, definitely has the shoe on the other foot as a pregnant woman becomes the victim of a deranged married couple that kidnap her right off the street and hold her captive for several months while she’s forced to endure their bizarre SM games.

The 139-page novella starts off with Sara Foster on her way to an abortion clinic to do away with the unwanted child that she’s now carrying. Before Sara can even enter the clinic, she’s grabbed and sedated by Stephen and Katherine Teach—a couple who’s unable to have children—and taken to their home where she’s held as a prisoner. The couple intends to hold Sara until the baby is born and then kill her. Stephen, however, has other plans for his beautiful captive as well. He’s going to get the most out Sara’s luscious body by using her to fulfill his own perverted desires. Forcing her to submit in whatever sexual manner he chooses, she’s mentally and physically tortured on almost a daily basis. Even Stephen’s wife decides to get in on the action by making the prisoner her sex slave when the hubby begins to lose interest after a few months have past.

Sara instinctively knows that she has to find a way out before it’s too late, but time is her worse enemy as she grows bigger and more powerless with her pregnancy. She also understands that if she does manage to escape, the couple may very well come after her. This leaves her with just one option—to kill them first!

RIGHT TO LIFE will shock you to the core as it depicts one’s person’s attempt to survive unimaginable torture and humiliation in order to keep from being killed. Mr. Ketchum never pulls his punches with the violence and craziness. His prose is fast moving and creates stark images that are mind numbing. The reader is quickly carried into this dark world of depravity and made to realize that anyone can be a potential victim when least expected. The characters are well drawn, but it’s the Techs that really steal the show. This is one psychotic couple you wouldn’t want to have as next-door neighbors! All in all, RIGHT TO LIFE delivers in full form. Strong in sexual content, it’s not for the faint-hearted or those with a queasy stomach.

One final note, this edition also contains two extra short stories. The first is “Brave Girl” and it deals with a four-year-old child whose mother has fallen in the bathtub and is now unconscious. The second short story is “Returns” which is slightly different from the author’s normal subject matter. It centers on the spirit of a recently deceased man who returns home to his hateful wife, hoping to stop her from killing his loving cat. These two short stories are a nice bonus for the fans of Jack Ketchum.

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Обложка книги Right to Life Right to Life

 Автор: Ketcham Jack

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Unlike Jack Ketchum's earlier novel, LADIES NIGHT, his newest one, RIGHT TO LIFE, definitely has the shoe on the other foot as a pregnant woman becomes the victim of a deranged married couple that kidnap her right off the street and hold her captive for several months while she's forced to endure their bizarre SM games. The 139-page novella starts off with Sara Foster on her way to an abortion clinic to do away with the unwanted child that she's now carrying. Before Sara can even enter the clinic, she's grabbed and sedated by Stephen and Katherine Teach-a couple who's unable to have children-and taken to their home where she's held as a prisoner. The couple intends to hold Sara until the baby is born and then kill her. Stephen, however, has other plans for his beautiful captive as well. He's going to get the most out Sara's luscious body by using her to fulfill his own perverted desires. Forcing her to submit in whatever sexual manner he chooses, she's mentally and physically tortured on almost a daily basis. Even Stephen's wife decides to get in on the action by making the prisoner her sex slave when the hubby begins to lose interest after a few months have past. Sara instinctively knows that she has to find a way out before it's too late, but time is her worse enemy as she grows bigger and more powerless with her pregnancy. She also understands that if she does manage to escape, the couple may very well come after her. This leaves her with just one option-to kill them first! RIGHT TO LIFE will shock you to the core as it depicts one's person's attempt to survive unimaginable torture and humiliation in order to keep from being killed. Mr. Ketchum never pulls his punches with the violence and craziness. His prose is fast moving and creates stark images that are mind numbing. The reader is quickly carried into this dark world of depravity and made to realize that anyone can be a potential victim when least expected. The characters are well drawn, but it's the Techs that really steal the show. This is one psychotic couple you wouldn't want to have as next-door neighbors! All in all, RIGHT TO LIFE delivers in full form. Strong in sexual content, it's not for the faint-hearted or those with a queasy stomach. One final note, this edition also contains two extra short stories. The first is "Brave Girl" and it deals with a four-year-old child whose mother has fallen in the bathtub and is now unconscious. The second short story is "Returns" which is slightly different from the author's normal subject matter. It centers on the spirit of a recently deceased man who returns home to his hateful wife, hoping to stop her from killing his loving cat. These two short stories are a nice bonus for the fans of Jack Ketchum.

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Обложка книги Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II

 Автор: Jean Plaidy,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Run For Your Life Run For Your Life

 Автор: Patterson James, Ledwidge Michael

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York 's elite, it is a call to terror.

Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once!

Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher's lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author comes BE AFRAID, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.

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Обложка книги School life in Paris School life in Paris

 Автор: Anonymous

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Scorpions. ROCK YOUR LIFE Scorpions. ROCK YOUR LIFE

 Автор: Шенкер Рудольф, Аменд Ларс

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Создатель и бессменный гитарист легендарной рок-группы «Scorpions» вспоминает о начале своего пути, о том, как «Скорпы» пробивались к вершине музыкального Олимпа, откровенно рассказывает о своей личной жизни, о встречах с самыми разными людьми — как известными всему миру: Михаил Горбачев, Пауло Коэльо, так и самыми обычными, но оставившими свой след в его судьбе. В этой книге любители рока найдут множество интересных фактов и уникальных подробностей, знакомых имен… Но книга адресована гораздо более широкому кругу читателей. На ее страницах Руди Шенкер увлекательно излагает свою жизненную философию, благодаря которой он и добился столь головокружительного успеха. Занятия йогой, упорные медитации, чтение книг восточных мудрецов позволили ему заглянуть в глубины человеческого Эго, увидеть путь к истинным ценностям, познать, из чего складывается человеческое счастье и как его добиться. Это раздумья о сути нашего бытия немало повидавшего и передумавшего человека, испытавшего множество самых разнообразных трудностей и соблазнов и все же оставшегося верным самому себе. Он убежден, что любому человеку независимо от его возраста и положения никогда не поздно сломать господствующие в современном обществе стереотипы, вырваться из осточертевшей колеи, сделать решительный шаг к новой жизни. Его девиз — жить здесь и сейчас! Не надо бояться встряхнуть свою жизнь, и тогда твои мечты, далее самые смелые, непременно сбудутся.


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Обложка книги Second Life Second Life

 Автор: Watson S J

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The sensational new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep

She loves her husband.

       She’s obsessed by a stranger.


She’s a devoted mother.

       She’s prepared to lose everything.


She knows what she’s doing.

       She’s out of control.


She’s innocent.

       She’s guilty as sin.


She’s living two lives.

       She might lose both.

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Обложки нет Secret Life of a Vampire

 Автор: Sparks Kerrelyn

 Серия: Love at Stake

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы


Lara Boucher will do whatever it takes to get that coveted promotion to detective. She knows that something strange was happening at the incredibly handsome Jack's party. Working that out will have to take a back seat to discover why so many college girls have gone missing. But the last thing she expects when she goes undercover at the so-called 'spa' is to run into Jack again — or to feel such a strong attraction. The last thing Jack wants is to become the kind of man his father was. But that's just what's required if he's going to bring down this latest ring of Malcontents. Drawing on his legendary Casanova lineage, Jack works his way into the group. But will he be able to show Lara the man he really is without jeopardizing their mission? And can Lara ever trust a man with so many secrets?

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Обложка книги Shannon's Story Shannon's Story

 Автор: Martin Ann M

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Sheet Music - A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story Sheet Music - A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story

 Автор: Lister Ann

 Серия: Sheet Music

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература


Parental Discretion is Advised. Annie Logan and her band, White Rush, have been waiting years for their big break. Taking a last chance at stardom, Annie enters them into a 'battle of the bands contest' and wins an opportunity to perform with the legendary rock band, Thrust. This twist of fate puts Annie on a collision course with her larger-than-life rock hero, the infamous guitar God, Michael Wade. Annie's model good looks and Michael's dangerously raw rock 'n' roll swagger are like a burning fuse on a stick of dynamite. Would she be the woman to finally tame Michael's wild ways and show him the true meaning of love or would the gritty reality of the music industry prove to be more than she could handle? Sheet Music will give you a backstage pass into the rock 'n' roll lifestyle full of egos, excess and extremes; where sometimes even true soul mates aren't strong enough to survive the heat of the spotlight.

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Обложка книги Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy

 Автор: Apatow Judd

 Жанр: Поэзия, Драматургия, Драматургия, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham.

Before becoming one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow was the original comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a job washing dishes in a local comedy club—just so he could watch endless stand-up for free. At sixteen, he was hosting a show for his local high school radio station in Syosset, Long Island—a show that consisted of Q&As with his comedy heroes, from Garry Shandling to Jerry Seinfeld. They talked about their careers, the science of a good joke, and their dreams of future glory (turns out, Shandling was interested in having his own TV show one day and Steve Allen had already invented everything).

Thirty years later, Apatow is still that same comedy nerd—and he’s still interviewing funny people about why they do what they do.

Sick in the Head gathers Apatow’s most memorable and revealing conversations into one hilarious, wide-ranging, and incredibly candid collection that spans not only his career but his entire adult life. Here are the comedy legends who inspired and shaped him, from Mel Brooks to Steve Martin. Here are the contemporaries he grew up with in Hollywood, from Spike Jonze to Sarah Silverman. And here, finally, are the brightest stars in comedy today, many of whom Apatow has been fortunate to work with, from Seth Rogen to Amy Schumer. And along the way, something kind of magical happens: What started as a lifetime’s worth of conversations about comedy becomes something else entirely. It becomes an exploration of creativity, ambition, neediness, generosity, spirituality, and the joy that comes from making people laugh.

Loaded with the kind of back-of-the-club stories that comics tell one another when no one else is watching, this fascinating, personal (and borderline-obsessive) book is Judd Apatow’s gift to comedy nerds everywhere.

Praise for Sick in the Head

“Open this book anywhere, and you’re bound to find some interesting nugget from someone who has had you in stitches many, many times.”

—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Incandescent . . . an irresistible, ultimate-insider’s comedy-interview extravaganza . . . Apatow never loses his unabashed fan’s enthusiasm even as he asks canny questions that yield superbly illuminating conversations rich in shop talk and musings on the lure, demands, and resonance of comedy.”

—Booklist (starred review)

“If Apatow’s gift for comedy is a sickness, may he never be cured.”

—Playboy

“Sprawling and insightful . . . The candidness of the interviews also exposes the peculiar community of comedians with anecdotes and cameos unlikely to be heard elsewhere. A delightful and hilarious read.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“These are wonderful, expansive interviews—at times brutal, at times breathtaking—with artists whose wit, intelligence, gaze, and insights are all sharp enough to draw blood.”

—Michael Chabon

“Anyone even remotely interested in comedy or humanity should own this book. It is hilarious and informative and it contains insightful interviews with the greatest comics, comedians, and comediennes of our time. My representatives assure me I will appear in a future edition.”

—Will Ferrell

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Обложка книги Sky Burial, An Epic Love Story of Tibet Sky Burial, An Epic Love Story of Tibet

 Автор: Xue Xinran

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In the world of fiction reviewing, extraordinary is an over-used word. Yet there really is no other way to describe Chinese author Xinran's second book, Sky Burial. It is extraordinary in so many ways-the subject matter, the setting, the central character, but mostly its authenticity and the author's continuing search for the woman whose life is told here.

Sky Burial is the true story of a Chinese woman's 30-year search through Tibet for news of her lost, presumed dead, husband. Xinran is working as a radio journalist on a women's programme when a listener calls in to tell her about Shuwen. Xinran travels hundreds of miles across China to interview her and, over two days, Shuwen opens her heart and reveals her tragic, scarcely imaginable life story. Xinran returns to her life and spends the subsequent 10 years trying to find Shuwen again, researching her story and writing this book-a homage to an ordinary woman's extraordinary life-long search for the truth.

The story is a simple one: Shuwen meets her intelligent, idealistic husband-to-be while they are both training to be doctors. After less than 100 days of marriage, Kejun travels to Tibet as a Chinese army doctor and before long, Shuwen is notified that he has died in an "incident". Shuwen decides to join the army herself, travel to Tibet and find out if he really is dead, and if so, how and why he died.

And then, as if travelling to a closed country like Tibet as a young woman in the 1950s is not difficult enough, Shuwen quickly becomes separated from her unit and, close to death herself, is taken in by a family of Tibetan nomads. Her transformation from Chinese doctor to nomadic Buddhist is a long, painful and at many turns, deeply distressing one.

Sky Burial is a slight book-little more than an extended short story-and yet the ground it covers is immense, not just because of the fascinating glimpse it offers into a land and a people still largely unknown in the West. Despite its tragic themes of loss and survival in one of the world's harshest landscapes, it is an uplifting tale of unwavering loyalty and immeasurable inner strength. -Carey Green

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Обложки нет Slow Life

 Автор: Swanwick Michael

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика

Обложка книги Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story Small Wars: A Jack Reacher Story

 Автор: Child Lee

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In this eBook exclusive short story, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child goes back to 1989, when Jack Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the cold-blooded murder of a young officer — whose killer may be closer to Reacher than he suspects.


The telex is brief and to the point: One active-duty personnel found shot to death ten miles north of Fort Smith. Circumstances unknown. Found in a silver Porsche along an isolated forest road in Georgia, the victim was shot twice in the chest and once in the head. A professional hit. Clean. The crime scene suggests an ambush. Military police officer Jack Reacher is given the case. He calls his older brother, Colonel Joe Reacher, at the Pentagon for intel and taps Sergeant Frances Neagley to help him answer the big question: Who would kill a brilliant officer on the fast-track to greatness? For Jack Reacher, the answer hits home.

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Обложка книги Small Wars (The new Jack Reacher short story) Small Wars (The new Jack Reacher short story)

 Автор: Child Lee

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


In this new ebook exclusive short story, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Lee Child goes back to 1989, when Jack Reacher is serving as an officer in the military police. A young lieutenant colonel, in a stylish handmade uniform, roars through the damp woods of Georgia in her new silver Porsche — until she meets a very tall soldier with a broken-down car.

What could connect a cold-blooded off-post shooting with Reacher, his elder brother Joe, and a secretive unit of pointy-heads from the Pentagon?

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Обложка книги Stalking the Red Bear: The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine's Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union Stalking the Red Bear: The True Story of a U.S. Cold War Submarine's Covert Operations Against the Soviet Union

 Автор: Sasgen Peter

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История,


The thrilling untold story of Cold War submarine espionage and an inside look at the U.S. Navy's "Silent Service"


Stalking the Red Bear — for the first time ever — describes the action principally from the perspective of a commanding officer of a Sturgeon-class nuclear submarine during the Cold War, taking readers closer to the Soviet target than any work on submarine espionage has ever done before.

This is the untold true story of a covert submarine espionage operation against the Soviet Union. Few individuals outside the intelligence and submarine communities knew anything about these top-secret missions, and with good reason: the curtain of secrecy surrounding submarine operations, beginning in World War II, is nearly impenetrable.

Cloaking itself in virtual invisibility to avoid detection, this Sturgeon-class boat went sub versus sub deep within Soviet-controlled waters north of the Arctic Circle, where the risks were extraordinarily high and anything could happen. Readers will know what it was like to carry out a covert mission aboard a nuke and experience the sights, sounds, and dangers unique to submarining.

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Обложка книги Still Life Still Life

 Автор: Penny Louise

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Awards:

Anthony Awards

Barry Awards

'Three Pines is made up of good people, but one of us is festering.' The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines – a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets…

"It's hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot."

– -Chicago Tribune

"Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don't miss this stellar debut."

– -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight."

– -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A gem of a book."

– -Booklist (starred review)

Extraordinary Praise for STILL LIFE

"A stellar debut novel. The setting is entrancing… Well done!"

– -Deadly Pleasures

"A gem of a debut novel-clever, charming, with perceptively realized characters… and the enormously appealing Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. I can't wait for the next installment."

– -Deborah Crombie, author of Water Like a Stone

"An excellent, subtle plot full of understanding of the deeper places in human nature, and many wise observations that will enrich the reader long after the pages are closed."

– -Anne Perry, author of Long Spoon Lane

"Georges Simenon kept Maigret going for over a hundred books. It will be a delight for all of us who love detective fiction if Louise Penny can stay around long enough to do the same for Gamache."

– -Reginald Hill, author of The Stranger House

"Still Life is a masterpiece of a traditional drawing room mystery, repainted in the autumnal colors of the Canadian countryside. Louise Penny is a storytelling artist."

– -Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of To Darkness and to Death

"What a joy it is to discover a detective like Armand Gamache, strong, calm and charismatic, and at work on a good mystery in a believable setting."

– -Peter Lovesey, author of The Circle

"What a joy to read a crime novel written with such skill and integrity, strong on character and atmosphere… I couldn't put it down."

– -Margaret Yorke, author of False Pretences

"Still Life is a lovely, clever book and I hope I shall be reading a lot more by Louise Penny!"

– -Ann Granger, author of That Way Murder Lies

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Обложка книги Still Life (A Three Pines Mystery) Still Life (A Three Pines Mystery)

 Автор: Penny Louise

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


"It's hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot."

– -Chicago Tribune

"Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don't miss this stellar debut."

– -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight."

– -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A gem of a book."

– -Booklist (starred review)

Extraordinary Praise for STILL LIFE

"A stellar debut novel. The setting is entrancing… Well done!"

– -Deadly Pleasures

"A gem of a debut novel--clever, charming, with perceptively realized characters … and the enormously appealing Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. I can't wait for the next installment."

– -Deborah Crombie, author of Water Like a Stone

"An excellent, subtle plot full of understanding of the deeper places in human nature, and many wise observations that will enrich the reader long after the pages are closed."

– -Anne Perry, author of Long Spoon Lane

"Georges Simenon kept Maigret going for over a hundred books. It will be a delight for all of us who love detective fiction if Louise Penny can stay around long enough to do the same for Gamache."

– -Reginald Hill, author of The Stranger House

"Still Life is a masterpiece of a traditional drawing room mystery, repainted in the autumnal colors of the Canadian countryside. Louise Penny is a storytelling artist."

– -Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of To Darkness and to Death

"What a joy it is to discover a detective like Armand Gamache, strong, calm and charismatic, and at work on a good mystery in a believable setting."

– -Peter Lovesey, author of The Circle

"What a joy to read a crime novel written with such skill and integrity, strong on character and atmosphere … I couldn't put it down."

– -Margaret Yorke, author of False Pretences

"Still Life is a lovely, clever book and I hope I shall be reading a lot more by Louise Penny!"

– -Ann Granger, author of That Way Murder Lies

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Обложка книги Still life with Volkswagens Still life with Volkswagens

 Автор: Nicholson Geoff

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Barry Osgathorpe, known in the seventies as Ishmael the Zen Road Warrior, has decided to hole up for the nineties. A person can't even drive his Volkswagen Beetle with a clear conscience any more, for fear of polluting the environment. Yet, powerful forces are converging that will get him on the road again. When Barry learns that Volkswagens are being blown up all over the country, that a gang of skinheads is cruising the streets in a fleet of customized Beetles, and that his ex-girlfriend's deranged, Volkswagen-obsessed father and her current VW-collecting boyfriend are missing, he knows it's time to put the pedal to the metal.

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Обложки нет Story of the Bad Little Boy

 Автор: Twain Mark

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза, Юмор, Юмористическая проза

Обложка книги Story of the Eye Story of the Eye

 Автор: Bataille Georges

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers, 1942-1963 Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J. F. Powers, 1942-1963

 Автор: Powers J F

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


A wry, moving collection of letters from the late J. F. Powers, “a comic writer of genius” (Mary Gordon)

Best known for his 1963 National Book Award — winning novel, Morte D’Urban, and as a master of the short story, J. F. Powers drew praise from Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O’Connor, Saul Bellow, and Philip Roth, among others. Though Powers’s fiction dwelt chiefly on the lives of Catholic priests, he long planned to write a novel of family life, a feat he never accomplished. He did, however, write thousands of letters, which, selected here by his daughter, Katherine A. Powers, become an intimate version of that novel, dynamic with plot and character. They show a dedicated artist, passionate lover, reluctant family man, pained aesthete, sports fan, and appreciative friend. At times wrenching and sad, at others ironic and exuberantly funny, Suitable Accommodations is the story of a man at odds with the world and, despite his faith, with his church. Beginning in prison, where Powers spent more than a year as a conscientious objector, the letters move on to his courtship, marriage, comically unsuccessful attempt to live in the woods, life in the Midwest and in Ireland, an unorthodox view of the Catholic Church, and an increasingly bizarre search for “suitable accommodations,” which included three full-scale emigrations to Ireland. Here, too, are encounters with such diverse people as Thomas Merton, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke, Sean O’Faolain, Frank O’Connor, Dorothy Day, and Alfred Kinsey.

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Обложка книги Super Sad True Love Story Super Sad True Love Story

 Автор: Shteyngart Gary

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The author of two critically acclaimed novels, The Russian Debutante's Handbook and Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart has risen to the top of the fiction world. Now, in his hilarious and heartfelt new novel, he envisions a deliciously dark tale of America's dysfunctional coming years – and the timeless and tender feelings that just might bring us back from the brink.

In a very near future – oh, let's say next Tuesday – a functionally illiterate America is about to collapse. But don't that tell that to poor Lenny Abramov, the thirty-nine-year-old son of an angry Russian immigrant janitor, proud author of what may well be the world's last diary, and less-proud owner of a bald spot shaped like the great state of Ohio. Despite his job at an outfit called Post-Human Services, which attempts to provide immortality for its super-rich clientele, death is clearly stalking this cholesterol-rich morsel of a man. And why shouldn't it? Lenny's from a different century – he totally loves books (or 'printed, bound media artifacts,' as they're now known), even though most of his peers find them smelly and annoying. But even more than books, Lenny loves Eunice Park, an impossibly cute and impossibly cruel twenty-four-year-old Korean American woman who just graduated from Elderbird College with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness.

After meeting Lenny on an extended Roman holiday, blistering Eunice puts that Assertiveness minor to work, teaching our 'ancient dork' effective new ways to brush his teeth and making him buy a cottony nonflammable wardrobe. But America proves less flame-resistant than Lenny's new threads. The country is crushed by a credit crisis, riots break out in New York's Central Park, the city's streets are lined with National Guard tanks on every corner, the dollar is so over, and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Undeterred, Lenny vows to love both Eunice and his homeland. He's going to convince his fickle new love that in a time without standards or stability, in a world where single people can determine a dating prospect's 'hotness' and 'sustainability' with the click of a button, in a society where the privileged may live forever but the unfortunate will die all too soon, there is still value in being a real human being.

Wildly funny, rich, and humane, Super Sad True Love Story is a knockout novel by a young master, a book in which falling in love just may redeem a planet falling apart.

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Обложка книги Sween Myth-tery of Life Sween Myth-tery of Life

 Автор: Asprin Robert

 Серия: Myth

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези

Обложка книги Tarte à la crème story Tarte à la crème story

 Автор: Dard édéric

 Серия: Le Commissaire San-Antonio

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив, Иронический детектив, Шпионский детектив


La Bulgarie est le pays du yaourt.

J'aurais donc pu intituler ce bouquin « Baise-la dans le yaourt ».

Mais je suis un auteur bien trop embouché pour débloquer au dos d'une couverture.

Heureusement qu'à l'intérieur on peut y aller carrément.

Tout se permettre, et un peu plus encore, moi, c'est justement le « un peu plus » qui m'intéresse.

Et toi aussi, pas vrai, bougre de petit dégoûtant.

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Обложка книги Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila Teresa, My Love: An Imagined Life of the Saint of Avila

 Автор: Kristeva Julia

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Mixing fiction, history, psychoanalysis, and personal fantasy, "Teresa, My Love" follows Sylvia Leclercq, a French psychoanalyst, academic, and incurable insomniac, as she falls for the sixteenth-century Saint Teresa of Avila and becomes consumed with charting her life. Traveling to Spain, Leclercq, Kristeva's probing alterego, visits the sites and embodiments of the famous mystic and awakens to her own desire for faith, connection, and rebellion.

One of Kristeva's most passionate and transporting works, "Teresa, My Love" interchanges biography, autobiography, analysis, dramatic dialogue, musical scores, and images of paintings and sculptures to embed the reader in Leclercq's — and Kristeva's — journey. Born in 1515, Teresa of Avila survived the Spanish Inquisition and was a key reformer of the Carmelite Order. Her experience of ecstasy, which she intimately described in her writings, released her from her body and led to a complete realization of her consciousness, a state Kristeva explores in relation to present-day political failures, religious fundamentalism, and cultural malaise. Incorporating notes from her own psychoanalytic practice, as well as literary and philosophical references, Kristeva builds a fascinating dual diagnosis of contemporary society and the individual psyche while sharing unprecedented insights into her own character.

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Обложка книги That Tiny Life That Tiny Life

 Автор: Fisher Erin Frances

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


In settings that range from the old American West to pre-revolutionary France, from a present-day dig site in the high tablelands of South America to deep space, That Tiny Life is a wide-ranging and utterly original collection of short fiction and a novella that examines the idea of progress — humanity’s never-ending cycle of creation and destruction.

In the award-winning story, “Valley Floor,” a surgeon performs an amputation in the open desert in the American West. In “Da Capo al Fine,” set in eighteenth-century France, the creator of the fortepiano designs another, more brutal instrument. And in “That Tiny Life,” the reader gets a glimpse into a future in which human resource extraction goes far beyond Earth. Each story is infused with impeccably researched detail that brings obscure and fascinating subject matter into bright relief, be it falconry, ancient funeral rites, or space exploration. The result is an amazing interplay of minute detail against the backdrop of huge themes, such as human expression and impact, our need for connection, the innate violence in nature, and the god-complex present in all acts of human creation.

A highly accomplished, evocative, and wholly impressive work of short fiction, That Tiny Life introduces readers to a writer with limitless range and imagination.

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Обложка книги The 7th Ghost Story Megapack The 7th Ghost Story Megapack

 Автор: Anonymous, LAFFERTY R A, Long Frank Belknap, Flora Fletcher, Maupassant Guy de, Lewis Eleanor F, D Q E, Crockett S R, Powell Talmage, Schrader Frederick P, Anderson Arnold M, Petaja Emil, Howard Mabel, Bangs John Kendrick, Rawlins George J, Hearn Lafcadio, Ingoldsby Thomas

 Жанр: Мистика


Welcome to The Seventh Ghost Story MEGAPACK®! Once more we have a wide-ranging assortment of supernatural fiction, with setting across the world — Europe, the Americas, Asia — and across the centuries. You will note that we have a larger than normal number of "Anonymous" stories. No, the authors weren't embarrassed by their contributions. Victorian-era literary magazines and newspapers often ran fiction without crediting the author, or with only vague terms like "A Lady," initials, or humorous pseudonyms (as with the story by "Q.E.D." in this volume). Authors later collected their stories in books, and that's when readers discovered who had actually written what. If a story never got reprinted, its author remained a mystery. Modern scholars are still researching these anonymous stories, but many authors will never be properly identified.

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Обложка книги The Athens Solution: A Short Story The Athens Solution: A Short Story

 Автор: Thor Brad

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From Brad Thor, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Code of Conduct, comes a lightning-paced short story, pitting Scot Harvath against a threat unlike any he’s faced before…


A deadly betrayal is at the center of The Athens Solution. When a game-changing weapon falls into the wrong hands, the US Ambassador to Greece must risk everything to recover it, even if it means participating in a ruse that costs his life. With the ambassador dead and the device still at large, covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath rushes to eliminate a terror cell about to sell the dangerous technology to Iran. As the sun sets on the Aegean Sea, Harvath must go head-to-head with a traitorous adversary in a confrontation that puts the fate of America and her allies at risk.


In this riveting addition to his Scot Harvath thrillers, Brad Thor delivers a short story with all the pulse-pounding action and high stakes that are his hallmarks, leaving fans hungry for more!

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Обложка книги The Aunt's Story The Aunt's Story

 Автор: White Patrick

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


With the death of her mother, middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed from the trammels of convention she leaves Australia for a European tour and becomes involved with the residents of a small French hotel. But creating other people's lives, even in love and pity, can lead to madness.

Her ability to reconcile joy and sorrow is an unbearable torture to her. On the journey home, Theodora finds there is little to choose between the reality of illusion and the illusion of reality. She looks for peace, even if it is beyond the borders of insanity…

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Обложка книги The Bear Trap (Afghanistan’s Untold Story) The Bear Trap (Afghanistan’s Untold Story)

 Автор: Yousaf Mohammad, Adkin Mark

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История


This highly controversial book reveals, for the first time, one of the greatest military, political and financial secrets of recent times. It is nothing less than the true, if fantastic, account of how Pakistan and the USA covertly controlled the largest guerrilla war of this century, dealing to the Soviet Russian presence in Afghanistan a military defeat that has come to be called ‘Russia’s Vietnam’. From 1983 to 1987 Brigadier Mohammad Yousaf was the head of the Afghan Bureau of Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI – akin to the CIA), and as such was effectively the Mujahideen’s commander-in-chief; he is, in fact, as the book demonstrates, the only general since the Second World War to have directed troops in action within the Soviet Union’s own borders. He controlled the flow of thousands of tons of arms across Pakistan and into its occupied neighbour, arms bought with CIA and Saudi Arabian funds from the USA, Britain, China, Egypt and Turkey, among others. He organised and directed the training of the Mujahideen in secret camps within his own country, and covertly sent Pakistan Army teams inside Afghanistan to assist the guerrillas in their campaign of ambushes, assassinations, raids and rocket attacks, a campaign that forced the Soviets to realise that they could never win. He saw that the Mujahideen were fed, cared for, and supplied with every necessity; he organised recruiting from among the thousands of refugees; he negotiated with the leaders of various guerrilla groups (a task requiring the skills, patience, and strength of character of several saints); and he co-ordinated the ultra-secret Mujahideen raids deep inside what was then still the USSR. There are many in authority in the USA and Pakistan who would still prefer that Brigadier Yousaf’s revelations were not made public... 

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Обложка книги The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

 Автор: íaz Junot

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today.

Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fukú—the curse that has haunted the Oscar’s family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

Díaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Díaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

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Обложка книги The Buffalo: The Story of American Bison and Their Hunters From Prehistoric Times to the Present The Buffalo: The Story of American Bison and Their Hunters From Prehistoric Times to the Present

 Автор: Haines Francis

 Жанр: Приключения, Природа и животные


The buffalo: the story of American bison and their hunters from prehistoric times to the present / Francis Haines; foreword by David Dary. Originally published: New York: Crowell, 1970.

The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. Foreword and new appendix by David Dary, 1995.

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Обложка книги The Children's Story The Children's Story

 Автор: Clavell James

 Жанр: Проза, Проза


James Clavell, the author of Nobel House and Shogun presents a chilling tale of how patriotism can be reshaped in a person’s mind with a few simple and resonable explanations. Both disturbing and enthralling, this short and stunning story asks many questions, yet leaves the answers up to the reader.

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Обложки нет The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce — Volume II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians

 Автор: Bierce Ambrose

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложка книги The Country Life The Country Life

 Автор: Cusk Rachel

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Stella Benson answers a classified ad for an au pair, arriving in a tiny Sussex village that's home to a family that is slightly larger than life. Her hopes for the Maddens may be high, but her station among them is low and remote. It soon becomes clear that Stella falls short of even the meager specifications her new role requires, most visibly in the area of "aptitude for the country life." But what drove her to leave her home, job, and life in London in the first place? Why has she severed all ties with her parents? Why is she so reluctant to discuss her past? And who, exactly, is Edward?

The Country Life is a rich and subtle novel about embarrassment, awkwardness, and being alone; about families, or the lack of them; and about love in some peculiar guises. Rachel Cusk's widely praised novel is a captivating tale of one young woman's adventures in self-discovery.

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Обложка книги The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story The Deliveryman: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story

 Автор: Deaver Jeffery

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив, Триллер


Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs return in this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

THE DELIVERYMAN

A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story


A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man's eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father's delivery route.

But the murder victim may have been more than just a simple deliveryman. Rhyme and Sachs uncover clues that he might have been delivering a highly illegal, contraband shipment — which is now missing. And someone wants it back…

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Обложка книги The Dream Life of Sukhanov The Dream Life of Sukhanov

 Автор: Grushin Olga

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


At fifty-six, Anatoly Sukhanov has everything a man could want. Nearly twenty-five years ago, he traded his precarious existence as a brilliant underground artist for the perks and comforts of a high-ranking Soviet apparatchik. Once he created art; now he censors it.


But a series of increasingly bizarre events transforms Sukhanov's perfect world into a nightmare. Buried dreams return to haunt him, long-repressed figures from his past surface to torment him, new political alignments threaten to undo him, and his once loving family and loyal comrades grow distant. As he stumbles through the dark corridors of memory, his life begins to unravel, and he finds himself losing everything he sold his soul to gain.


Olga Grushin tells the story of Sukhanov's betrayal of his talent, his friends, and his principles in dream sequences that may be real and in real time that may be nightmare, effortlessly shifting the borders between the two. Her masterly play with voice, time, and reality makes this often surreal exploration of self-dissolution and faithlessness an extraordinary reading experience. And her subtle transformation of Sukhanov from an arrogant and self-absorbed member of the ruling class to a terrified beggar in his own private hell is nothing short of miraculous. The Dream Life of Sukhanov is a virtuoso performance, original, startling, haunting.

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Обложка книги The Eleventh Metal: A Mistborn Short Story The Eleventh Metal: A Mistborn Short Story

 Автор: Sanderson Brandon

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


Brandon wrote this Kelsier prequel story specifically for the Mistborn Adventure Game, a tabletop RPG. Please keep in mind that the story was intended to help a GM bring his players up to speed on the world if they haven’t read the books. There are a few goodies for those who want to know more about Kelsier, but this story is not meant to stand wholly on its own.


Three months have passed since the events in the Pits of Hathsin …

Before Kelsier learned to kill a hundred men with a single coin and crush men within their armor, before he become the last hope in the fight against evil, he thought only of revenge and retaliation.

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Обложка книги The Everlasting Story of Nory The Everlasting Story of Nory

 Автор: Baker Nicholson

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Our supreme fabulist of the ordinary now turns his attention on a 9-year-old American girl and produces a novel as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow wants to be a dentist or a designer of pop-up books. She likes telling stories and inventing dolls. She has nightmares about teeth, which may explain her career choice. She is going to school in England, where she is mocked for her accent and her friendship with an unpopular girl, and she has made it through the year without crying.

Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts with her parents and peers, thinks about God and death-watch beetles, and dreams of cows with pointed teeth. In this precocious child he gives us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and evokes childhood in all its luminous weirdness.

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Обложка книги The Final Solution: A Story of Detection The Final Solution: A Story of Detection

 Автор: Chabon Michael

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


In the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, prose magician Michael Chabon conjured up the golden age of comic books — intertwining history, legend, and storytelling verve. In The Final Solution, he has condensed his boundless vision to craft a short, suspenseful tale of compassion and wit that reimagines the classic nineteenth-century detective story.

In deep retirement in the English country-side, an eighty-nine-year-old man, vaguely recollected by locals as a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out — a top-secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts perhaps? Or something more sinister? Is the solution to this last case — the real explanation of the mysterious boy and his parrot — beyond even the reach of the once-famed sleuth?

Subtle revelations lead the reader to a wrenching resolution. This brilliant homage, which won the 2004 Aga Khan Prize for fiction, is the work of a master storyteller at the height of his powers.

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Обложка книги The Flame of Life The Flame of Life

 Автор: Sillitoe Alan

 Серия: William Posters

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A portrait of individual and communal struggles to maintain authenticity and revolutionary fervor in 1960s England from award-winning, bestselling author Alan Sillitoe

The final installment of the William Posters Trilogy revolves around the plights and foibles of the Handley family commune, which set up camp at the home of the wealthy Myra Bassingfield. There, painter Albert Handley is pursuing a whirlwind existence of art, sex, and chaotic domestic life. Of his seven children, four are giving him particular grief. His eldest son, Cuthbert, has been kicked out of theological college; his eldest daughter, Mandy, is pregnant by her unstable husband; and two of his younger sons, Richard and Adam, are pillaging army manuals for subversive and revolutionary ends. To top it all off, Myra’s lover, Frank Dawley, has returned from gunrunning in Algeria — and brought along his wife and two kids from Nottingham to live in the Buckinghamshire kibbutz.

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Обложка книги The Full Cupboard of Life The Full Cupboard of Life

 Автор: Smith Alexander McCall

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Mma Ramotswe is still engaged to Mr J.L.B. Matekoni. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiance. For he has other things on his mind – notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani.

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Обложка книги The good life The good life

 Автор: Brady John

 Серия: Inspector Matt Minogue

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Полицейский детектив

Обложки нет The Happy Hooker: My Own Story

 Автор: Hollander Xaviera

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From Publishers Weekly

Xaviera Hollander has been writing a Penthouse column for 30 years. She chronicled her life as a "high-class New York madam" in 1972's The Happy Hooker: My Own Story, which now returns to print. Frankly discussing lesbianism, bondage, voyeurism and run-ins with lawyers and the FBI, Hollander's book was an international bestseller. In her new epilogue, Hollander rather questionably attests that although her stories may not be as shocking or taboo now as they were in 1972, "the business of sex [has] a new relevance" since September 11. Regan Books will also publish Hollander's new memoir, Child No More, in June (a review will run in an upcoming issue).

From Library Journal

Dutch madam Hollander scored big with this 1972 autobiography, which became a best seller 15 million copies worldwide. Although the book ended up in the hands of respectable readers, it's little more than smut, as Hollander recounts how she left Holland for a job as a secretary in New York, got bored, and became a prostitute and brothel manager (doesn't everybody?). Three decades later, when you can find raunchier stuff on prime-time TV, this is kind of kitschy. This 30th-anniversary edition contains a new epilog.

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An astute historian of New York prostitution might have heard a small bell ringing in their head upon reading the name of the woman accused of arranging prostitutes for Eliot’s Emperors Club VIP: Tanya Hollander. You see, New York’s most notorious prostitute (and madam) ever, the Happy Hooker, was named Xaveria Hollander. Was it now a family business? We called the old girl in Amsterdam to check.

“No, she’s not my daughter,” Hollander tells us from what she refers to as her “bed and brothel” on Amsterdam’s Gold Coast. “But it’s a wickedly chosen nom de plume.” (We prefer to think of it as a "nom de poon.") Was the Happy Hooker herself shocked by the news of Spitzer’s dalliances? Not really, save for the prices being bandied about. “Is that what they get paid these days?” she asks, referring to the $5,000 allegedly earned by Ashley Alexandra Dupré. “I was in the $100 bracket.”

Let's talk quality of clientele. Is Spitzer really that big of a deal? Who did Hollander meet in the boudoir? “I had my dealings with the White House,” she says. “But it was more discreet. Newsweek offered to pay me a lot of money if I’d admitted that Sinatra was my client. But I never talked. My affairs we’re never sleazy. I might have mentioned something about a crooner from New Jersey, though…”

Hollander has written eighteen books since her seminal tome in the seventies, in addition to writing the "Call Me Madam" column in Penthouse from 1973 to 2005. Coming soon to a bookstore near you: The Happy Hooker’s Guide to Sex-69 Orgasmic Ways to Pleasure a Woman, from New York’s very own Skyhorse Publishing. We're the hooker capital of the world! -Duff McDonald

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Обложка книги The Heroin Diaries. A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar. The Heroin Diaries. A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rockstar.

 Автор: Sixx Nikki

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары

Обложка книги The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder

 Автор: Blakemore Erin

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Критика


Marketing consultant Blakemore finds that in moments of struggle and stress she revisits her favorite childhood women authors and their plucky heroines for respite, escape, and perspective. Jane Austen, who broke off an engagement and threw away her last chance at a respectable marriage, poked fun at polite society and its expectations of women in her novels, and she created a self-assured, self-respecting protagonist in Pride and Prejudice's Lizzy Bennet--who also doesn't need a man to complete her even if Lizzy does get a rich, handsome husband in the end. As Blakemore pushes against the boundaries of her own life, she also identifies with selfish Scarlett O'Hara, who, lacking in self-awareness and oblivious to the emotions of others, shoulders life's burdens and moves ahead, "her decisions swift, self-serving, and without compromise." The Little House on the Prairie series reminds Blakemore that when we focus on people and life instead of on material possessions, we learn to acknowledge what really counts. She finds inspiration, too, in Little Women, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Color Purple, and Anne of Green Gables, and offers some nuggets of wisdom, but for the most part, her observations are familiar and pat.

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Обложка книги The Hotel Life The Hotel Life

 Автор: Montes Javier

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


A man who writes a hotel review-column for a newspaper is given the wrong key card when he checks in to a hotel, and he opens the door to the wrong room. Instead of finding an empty room he stumbles onto a porn shoot. Eventually he meets the woman who arranged the filming and becomes obsessed with her.

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Обложка книги The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction The Incredible True Story of the Making of the Eve of Destruction

 Автор: Brashear Amy

 Жанр: Проза, Историческая проза,


Arkansas, 1984: The town of Griffin Flat is known for almost nothing other than its nuclear missile silos. MAD—Mutually Assured Destruction—is a fear every local lives with and tries to ignore. Unfortunately that’s impossible now that film moguls have picked Griffin Flat as the location for a new nuclear holocaust movie, aptly titled The Eve of Destruction.

When sixteen-year-old Laura Ratliff wins a walk-on role (with a plus-one!) thanks to a radio call-in contest, she is more relieved than excited. Mingling with Hollywood stars on the set of a phony nuclear war is a perfect distraction from being the only child in her real nuclear family—which has also been annihilated. Her parents are divorced. Her mother has recently married one of the only African-American men in town. Her father, an officer in the Strategic Air Command, is absent… except when he phones at odd hours to hint at an impending catastrophe. But isn’t that his job?

Laura’s only real friend is her new stepbrother, Terrence. She picks him as her plus-one for the film shoot, enraging her fair-weather friends. But their anger is nothing compared to what happens on set after the scripted nuclear explosion. Because nobody seems to know if a real nuclear bomb has detonated or not.

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Обложка книги The Interrogation: A Justin Hall Story The Interrogation: A Justin Hall Story

 Автор: Jones Ethan

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The Interrogation is a short story prequel to Arctic Wargame, the first book in the wildly popular Justin Hall spy thriller series, which came out in May 2012.


When Justin Hall, a Canadian Intelligence Service agent, is captured by terrorists in Libya during a rescue operation, he is left with only his mind games to escape certain death.

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Обложка книги The Klone and I: A High-Tech Love Story The Klone and I: A High-Tech Love Story

 Автор: Steel Danielle

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Last Survivor (A Wilde/Chase Short Story) The Last Survivor (A Wilde/Chase Short Story)

 Автор: Mcdermott Andy

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер, Приключения, Приключения


Join Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase in a digital exclusive short story from the international bestseller Andy McDermott.


Nina Wilde is pregnant and feeling very alone. Reeling from the events of her last mission, in which a close friend died in their attempt to stop a resurgent Nazi force from stealing a great archaeological treasure, all Nina can do is try and find solace in her work.

But there is one last survivor. A man determined to take his revenge on Nina for all that befell his brethren. Now he is in New York, waiting for his chance. Can Nina's husband, former SAS soldier Eddie Chase, stop him?

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Обложка книги The Life and Death of Sophie Stark The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

 Автор: North Anna

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Gripping and provocative, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark tells a story of fame, love, and legacy through the propulsive rise of an iconoclastic artist.

“It’s hard for me to talk about love. I think movies are the way I do that,” says Sophie Stark, a visionary and unapologetic filmmaker. She uses stories from the lives of those around her — her obsession, her girlfriend, and her husband — to create movies that bring her critical recognition and acclaim. But as her career explodes, Sophie’s unwavering dedication to her art leads to the shattering betrayal of the people she loves most.

Told in a chorus of voices belonging to those who knew her best, The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is an intimate portrait of an elusive woman whose monumental talent and relentless pursuit of truth reveal the cost of producing great art, both for the artist and for the people around her.

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Обложка книги The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives

 Автор: Penzler Otto

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


An anthology of stories

The most venerated and bestselling authors in the mystery world reveal how they created their most beloved serial characters.

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Обложки нет The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.

 Автор: Poe Edgar Allan

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза, Юмор, Юмористическая проза

Обложка книги The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life That Follows The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life That Follows

 Автор: Castner Brian

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары,


In the tradition of Michael Herr’s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming.

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. Days and nights he and his team — his brothers — would venture forth in heavily armed convoys from their Forward Operating Base to engage in the nerve-racking yet strangely exhilarating work of either disarming the deadly improvised explosive devices that had been discovered, or picking up the pieces when the alert came too late. They relied on an army of remote-controlled cameras and robots, but if that technology failed, a technician would have to don the eighty-pound Kevlar suit, take the Long Walk up to the bomb, and disarm it by hand. This lethal game of cat and mouse was, and continues to be, the real war within America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But The Long Walk is not just about battle itself. It is also an unflinching portrayal of the toll war exacts on the men and women who are fighting it. When Castner returned home to his wife and family, he began a struggle with a no less insidious foe, an unshakable feeling of fear and confusion and survivor’s guilt that he terms The Crazy. His thrilling, heartbreaking, stunningly honest book immerses the reader in two harrowing and simultaneous realities: the terror and excitement and camaraderie of combat, and the lonely battle against the enemy within — the haunting memories that will not fade, the survival instincts that will not switch off. After enduring what he has endured, can there ever again be such a thing as “normal”? The Long Walk will hook you from the very first sentence, and it will stay with you long after its final gripping page has been turned.

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Обложка книги The Loss of the SS. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons, by One of the Survivors The Loss of the SS. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons, by One of the Survivors

 Автор: Beesley Lawrence

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


The sinking of the Titanic has captured the imagination of the public like no other tragedy of the modern age. Lawrence Beesley’s eyewitness account of the disastrous voyage stands as one of the most carefully written and authoritative books on the subject, despite the fact that it was published only months after the event. Beesley was uniquely qualified to write this book, having himself been a second class passenger aboard the SS Titanic. He gives a detailed description of his personal experiences aboard the doomed luxury liner, setting the record straight on many topics, as well as presenting the event from a variety of other perspectives. Rich in both narrative detail and compassion, The Loss of the S.S. Titanic should be the first port of call for anyone interested in the famous ship.

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Обложка книги The Murder in the Tower: The Story of Frances, Countess of Essex The Murder in the Tower: The Story of Frances, Countess of Essex

 Автор: Plaidy Jean

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет The Mystery at the Middle of Ordinary Life

 Автор: DeLillo Don

 Жанр: Поэзия, Драматургия, Драматургия


A One-Minute Play

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Обложка книги The new technology of managing your life The new technology of managing your life

 Автор: Samsonova Elena

 Жанр:


WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT.

What are books by Sigmund Freud, Eric Berne, Frederick Perls, Carl Jung, etc., about?

These books are about us, people. About what we have inside of us and about what we should do to stop suffering and become happy and successful.

But if these classical books on psychology can be of such great use then why so few of us manage to read them? Why don't we apply the ideas in our everyday life? Probably it happens so because the texts are too complicated, they are written in a difficult language and do not contain any clear instructions of how to use the knowledge in practice. And also because the modern person, especially a young one, prefers using contemporary «gadgets» here and now instead of studying semiconductor physics, chemistry, electrodynamics and other sciences in order to understand how and why his/her mobile phone works.

The book by a talented business-coach, Elena Samsonova, «The New Technology of Managing your Life», is also about people and their lives. However, this book is written for modern people who are used to receiving high-quality information, quickly analyzing it, making decisions and acting immediately.

This book is based on the original theory of roles suggested by the author. Using the notion of a «role» (a dynamic informational system) and the notion of a «personality» (a dynamic role system) the author explains in simple terms the reasons of any person's psychological problems and suggests simple solutions which can be of great use in everyday life.

After reading this book you will be able to understand and solve most of the problems in personal life independently without consulting any specialists. The book contains a number of examples taken from real life which illustrate every theoretical statement and help to understand the technologies.

This book could be called «Human. Technical characteristics and user guide».

WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR?

The book will be interesting for:

– all those who want to find effective means of managing their lives in various situations and circumstances;

– young psychologists and coaches who would like to gain a competitive advantage on the market of psychological and business coaching by applying new effective technologies;

– business people and entrepreneurs who want to understand the system of human relations and become more effective in management, negotiations, career building, etc.;

And besides there is a lot of information in this book on personal growth and on how to become the person who is able to reach all the goals.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS BOOK.

In order to use the technologies described in this book extensive knowledge of psychology and other sciences is not necessary. If you have a problem, a question which you would like to solve… you just take the corresponding technology from the book and start immediately changing your life.

The theory is understandable, the technologies are very simple; it's easy to perceive and apply them.

The author of the book has almost twenty years of practice in management consulting, business coaching, NLP training and life-management training.

In the first (paper) edition of the book it was called «Roles people play. Play your life by your own rules» («Piter» publishing house, 2013).

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Обложка книги The Only Story The Only Story

 Автор: Barnes Julian

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.

First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention.

As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of fiction’s greatest mappers of the human heart.

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Обложки нет The pathway of life

 Автор: Tolstoy Leo

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Patriot: A Short Story The Patriot: A Short Story

 Автор: Dexter Sean

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив


Set in small town Oklahoma at the height of the Cold War, a local private investigator is hired to investigate what a local man thinks might be a Russian spy ring. As the bodies start to pile up, the line between good and bad, patriot and traitor, begins to blur….

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Обложка книги The private life of the cat who...: tales of Koko and Yum Yum from the journal of James Mackintosh Qwilleran The private life of the cat who...: tales of Koko and Yum Yum from the journal of James Mackintosh Qwilleran

 Автор: Braun Lilian Jackson

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложки нет The Private Life Of The Cat Who... [Tales Of Koko And Yum Yum From The Journal Of James Mackintosh Qwilleran]

 Автор: Браун Лилиан Джексон

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Детектив

Обложка книги The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers & Psychopaths The Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers & Psychopaths

 Автор: Brown Pat

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


The book chronicles Brown’s career as a criminal profiler while also exploring the circumstances that led her to that line of study. Ironically enough, it was in the early 90's that Brown and her then-husband took in a male boarder so that she could afford to stay at home and school her children. When the strangled body of a young woman was discovered on the neighborhood jogging path a short time later, Brown had an intuitive suspicion that their boarder was guilty of the crime. Though her husband tried to assuage her concerns, she remained convinced that her hypothesis was correct and quickly amassed physical and circumstantial evidence of his guilt. The local police dismissed her as a busybody housewife. She remained vigilant in her efforts, and the police named him a person of interest six years later…

The Profiler is fascinating in many respects, not the least of which is that it lifts the veil of misconception that the news media and entertainment industry have created and reveals criminal profiling for what it actually is-an analysis of physical and behavioral evidence that is utilized to form the most scientific determination as to how a crime occurred and what type of person it was that committed it. Rather than individuals who physically track down and confront cold-blooded killers while coping with the demons that come with such a dangerous profession, profilers are generally behind-the-scenes thinkers who analyze and recreate scenarios, often years after the cases have gone cold-and often while being met with the resistance and/or indifference of the authorities.

Readers will be intrigued by Brown’s case files, many of which she reveals in the book. Along with a history of each crime, she chronicles the origins of her involvement in the case (most often by request of the victim’s family), the official police investigation and its conclusions, and her own thought process as to how the crime occurred-often the result of a reenactment of the crime, typically staged with the help of her good-natured children. She then lists her suspects, exploring the veracity of each supposition, and ultimately identifies the one person that she most strongly feels is guilty. (Some names and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the identity of individuals discussed in the book.)

What is shocking is that nearly every case discussed in The Profiler has gone officially unsolved. Even in the instances where there is clear and compelling evidence of guilt, factors such as politics, economics, and/or the lack of available resources tend to thwart justice. This is a source of outrage to Brown, and it should inspire an equally incredulous response from readers. One of the greatest triumphs of the book is that it portrays a criminal justice system that fails much more often than we know, or would care to admit. And while this may indeed be a scary prospect, it is one that needs to be brought to light if reform is going to happen.

Almost conversational in tone, The Profiler is the rare book that takes a complex topic and simplifies, rather than compounds, its mystique. Brown has a distinct voice, which discernibly captures moments of despair, humor, and levity, and she proclaims her opinions boldly and without reservation. Just as she willingly admits that much of her job is reliant on common sense, readers should be equally forthcoming in recognizing that common sense is woefully underutilized, underappreciated, and underdeveloped. And that is a crime that affects all of us…

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Обложка книги The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

 Автор: Llosa Mario Vargas

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. First published in English in 1986, the novel probes the long and checkered history of radical politics in Latin America.

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Обложки нет The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

 Автор: Набоков Владимир

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложка книги The Recruit: A Taskforce Story The Recruit: A Taskforce Story

 Автор: Taylor Brad

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor’s exciting new short story features Taskforce operators Knuckles and Decoy, as the two stumble upon an audacious plot when they least expect it.


When Taskforce operator Knuckles brings his old friend Decoy, a former teammate from the Navy SEALs, to Lima, Peru, he wonders if he’s made a mistake. Knuckles’ only objective is to assess Decoy’s covert surveillance skills on an orientation deployment, the final step before any recruit is accepted into the extralegal counterterrorist organization known as the Taskforce. Just when Decoy’s wild side threatens to expose their cover as technicians working for the embassy — and derail his chances of becoming a full member of the Taskforce — the two uncover an unexpected piece of intelligence involving the terrorist group, the Shining Path, that causes their mission to go from evaluation to operational. With no backup and a flimsy cover story, Knuckles and Decoy find themselves in murky territory, relying on the help of an untried asset to prevent a devastating attack on countless innocents.

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Обложка книги The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site

 Автор: Marcel Jesse, Marcel Linda

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Does extraterrestrial life exist? Have alien beings actually visited Earth and, indeed, left clear traces of their visits? One man has the answer…and his son can now break the silence.

"The Roswell Legacy" is the story of Major Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer for the 509th Bomber Group (famous for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan), and the first military officer to reach the scene of one of the most famous and enduring UFO events in the recorded history of mankind. This book documents the recovery of debris from the crash of an extraterrestrial craft and how the Marcel family became forever linked to the event. It details what the debris looked like, how it greatly differed from that of the "weather balloon" that was supposedly recovered, and the physical characteristics that prove it could have only come from a technology that was not available in the 1940s (or, perhaps, even now).

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Обложка книги The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson

 Автор: Toobin Jeffrey

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton

The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life.

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Обложка книги The Second Life of Nick Mason The Second Life of Nick Mason

 Автор: Hamilton Steve

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From New York Times best-selling, two-time Edgar Award-winning author Steve Hamilton comes an unforgettable new hero – a man who will walk out of prison and into a harrowing double life that is anything but free.

Nick Mason has already spent five years inside a maximum security prison when an offer comes that will grant his release 20 years early. He accepts – but the deal comes with a terrible price.

Now, back on the streets, Nick Mason has a new house, a new car, money to burn, and a beautiful roommate. He's returned to society, but he's still a prisoner. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, Nick must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It's the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal mastermind serving a double life term who runs an empire from his prison cell.

Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything – his family, his sanity, and even his life – to finally break free.

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Обложка книги The Second Life of Samuel Tyne The Second Life of Samuel Tyne

 Автор: Edugyan Esi

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Suspenseful and atmospheric, this extraordinary novel portrays both the hardship and grace in the life of a man struggling to realize his destiny.

When Samuel Tyne emigrated from the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1955, he was determined to accomplish great things. He excelled at Oxford and then came to Canada with the uncle who raised him, leaving the traditions and hard life of his homeland behind. Here, in this nation of immigrants, Samuel would surely be free to follow his destined path to success.

That new beginning didn’t live up to Samuel’s expectations. As the novel opens fifteen years later, he is working as an economic forecaster for the government in Calgary. It’s a stiflingly bureaucratic, dead-end job, where petty managerial types and lifeless co-workers make Samuel’s days almost unbearable.

Everything changes for Samuel when he finds out that his Uncle Jacob has died. Samuel and his uncle had grown apart. They had not spoken for a number of years, though Jacob had raised Samuel and, in a way, sacrificed himself for Samuel’s future. Jacob’s death weighs heavily on Samuel, yet his reaction seems more about having “a singular chance to get all his sadness out” than about familial love. Samuel is jolted out of his sadness and his workaday world when he receives a call telling him he has inherited Jacob’s old mansion in the small town of Aster, Alberta. The town, originally settled by freed slaves from Oklahoma, sounds to Samuel like the perfect place to start a new life, one that would allow him to live up to his potential, and he decides to exchange the drudgery of the city for the simplicity of small-town existence. When Samuel leaves his office for good after yet another minor humiliation, we cheer his resolve and look forward to what the coming days will bring.

Samuel believes that he is setting on a path to fulfill his personal expectations, but we begin to see the signs of what one reviewer has called Samuel’s “pathological temerity.” He doesn’t tell his family what has happened: not that he’s inherited the house, or that he plans to move there or even that he’s quit his job. Instead, he spends his days tinkering in the shed, emerging at just the right time to make it seem like he’s coming home from work. The truth comes out only when one of his daughters discovers his secret. His deception points to a paralyzing inability to communicate with others and suggests that this new beginning may be as fruitless as the last.

Maud and the twins, Chloe and Yvette, resist the move to Aster, but are helpless in the face of Samuel’s conviction that this is the right thing to do. And when they arrive, their new home — a gloomy, worn-down remnant of days long past — doesn’t exactly fill them with hope. But the seeds of renewal have been sown, the move has been made and they hesitantly take up their new lives. At first, the Tynes seem to be settling in — they meet some of their neighbours, Samuel sets up his own electronics shop, Maud begins to fix up the house and the twins are curious enough to at least begin exploring their new home. However, the idealized Aster of Samuel’s imagination proves to be as false as his family’s veneer of acceptance, and a dark undercurrent of small-mindedness, racism and violence soon turns on the town’s newest residents. When mysterious fires begin to destroy local buildings, and the bizarre yet brilliant twins retreat into their own dark world, Samuel’s fabled second chance slips slowly out of his grasp.

The Second Life of Samuel Tyne is a harrowing and beautifully written work of fiction, one that shows us how fragile our dreams can be in the face of the relentless march of time. Esi Edugyan’s evocative writing and pitch-perfect ability to get into the minds of her characters confirm that this book heralds the arrival of a major new novelist.

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Обложки нет The Second Story Man

 Автор: Синклер Эптон

 Жанр: Проза, Проза

Обложка книги The Secret Life of Lady Gabriella The Secret Life of Lady Gabriella

 Автор: Fielding Liz

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


Lady Gabriella March is the perfect domestic goddess-at least, that's what her editor at Milady magazine thinks! In truth she's simply Ellie March, cleaner and aspiring writer, who uses the beautiful mansion she is house-sitting to inspire her.

When the owner returns unexpectedly, Ellie's fledgling writing career is threatened. But even more dangerous is the man himself! Gorgeous Dr. Benedict Faulkner is quite the opposite of the aging academic she imagined, and soon it is her heart, and not just her secret, that is exposed…

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Обложка книги The Secret Life of Objects The Secret Life of Objects

 Автор: Raffel Dawn

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Selected for 4 of Oprah's "Best Books" lists: * Best Memoirs * Best Beach Reads * Best First Lines * Top Books to Pick Up Now "Sometimes things shatter," writes Dawn Raffel in The Secret Life of Objects. "More often they just fade." But in this evocative memoir, moments from the past do not fade — they breathe on the page, rendering a striking portrait of a woman through her connections to the people she's loved, the places she been, what's been lost, and what remains. In clear, beautiful prose Raffel reveals the haunting qualities of the objects we gather, as well as the sustaining and elusive nature of memory itself." — Samuel Ligon, author of Drift and Swerve: Stories "Dawn puts memories, people and secrets together like perfectly set gems in these shimmering stories, which are a delight to read. Every detail is exquisite, every character beautifully observed, and every object becomes sacred in her kind, capable hands. I savored every word." — Priscilla Warner, author of Learning to Breathe — My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life

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Обложка книги The Sheltered Life The Sheltered Life

 Автор: Glasgow Ellen

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза

Обложка книги The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford and Other Classic Stories

 Автор: Dick Philip Kindred

 Серия: The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


This collection includes all of the writer’s earliest short and medium-length fiction (including some previously unpublished stories) covering the years 1952-1955. These fascinating stories include “Beyond Lies the Wub”, “The Short Happy Life of the Brown Oxford”, “The Variable Man”, and 22 others.

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Обложка книги The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

 Автор: Meyer Stephenie

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Любовно-фантастические романы

Обложка книги The Sixth Wife: The Story of Katherine Parr The Sixth Wife: The Story of Katherine Parr

 Автор: Plaidy Jean

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги «The Soviet Story»: Механизм лжи «The Soviet Story»: Механизм лжи

 Автор: Дюков Александр

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Политика


Фильм «The Soviet Story», активно поддерживаемый официальными властями Латвии, является примером пропагандистской лжи. Зрителю обещают показать правду о «преступлениях коммунистического режима», а показывают ложь, сдобренную большим числом поддельных документов, манипуляцией видео-рядом и демагогией времен «холодной войны».

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Обложка книги «The Soviet Story». Механизм лжи (Forgery Tissue) «The Soviet Story». Механизм лжи (Forgery Tissue)

 Автор: Дюков Александр Решидеович

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, История, Политика


Фильм «The Soviet Story», активно поддерживаемый официальными властями Латвии, является примером пропагандистской лжи. Зрителю обещают показать правду о «преступлениях коммунистического режима», а показывают ложь, сдобренную большим числом поддельных документов, манипуляцией видео-рядом и демагогией времен «холодной войны».

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Обложки нет The Story Girl

 Автор: Montgomery Lucy Maud

 Серия: The Story Girl

 Жанр: Детское, Детская проза


The wonderful book upon which the long-running television series Avonlea is based, The Story Girl offers a treasure trove of more than 40 tales, including folk lore, legend, and plenty of stories in the adventurous tradition of Anne of Green Gables.

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Обложки нет The Story of a China Cat

 Автор: Hope Laura Lee

 Жанр: Детское, Сказка


Toot! Toot! Tootity-toot-toot! "Goodness me! who is blowing the horn?"asked the Talking Doll, as she sat up on the shelf in the toy shop. "This isn't Friday; and we don't want any fish!" "Speak for yourself, if you please," said a large, white China Cat, who had just finished washing a few specks of dirt off her shiny coat with her red tongue. "I could enjoy a bit of fish right now." "I should rather have pie," said the Talking Doll. "But who blew the horn? That is what I'd like to know…"

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Обложка книги The Story of a New Name The Story of a New Name

 Автор: Ferrante Elena

 Серия: The Neapolitan Novels aka My Brilliant Friend

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The second book, following 2012’s acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts.

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Обложка книги The Story of Baden-Powell / 'The Wolf That Never Sleeps' The Story of Baden-Powell / 'The Wolf That Never Sleeps'

 Автор: Begbie Harold

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Story of Edgar Sawtelle The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

 Автор: Wroblewski David

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm-and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires-spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward.

David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes-the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain-create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.

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Обложка книги The Story of H The Story of H

 Автор: Perezagua Marina

 Жанр: Проза, Историческая проза


From an audacious new talent, The Story of H describes a searing quest by a Japanese woman and an American soldier to find a girl who goes missing in the aftermath of Hiroshima, a journey that spans the globe and travels to the darkest corners of the human mind and memory

August 6, 1945: the day Enola Gay unleashed an atomic inferno over Hiroshima. In the wake of its devastation, two stories unfold. There’s Jim, an American soldier who was entrusted with taking care of Yoro, a Japanese girl who then disappears after the atomic bomb falls. And there’s H, a Japanese child who is at school when the bomb drops and is indelibly marked by its destruction. Both victims of the bomb, H and Jim meet for the first time in New York years later—their paths cross by chance, they fall in love, and together they continue Jim’s search for Yoro. A quixotic twenty-first century quest to discover what makes us human, from refugee camps to the slave mines of Africa, from Brazil to Borneo, Japan to Mexico, it’s also a journey that plumbs the depths and heights of cruelty and compassion, vulnerability and violence.

Marina Perezagua’s urgent, incantatory, and highly original novel moves us beyond our understanding of history as broad and sweeping to the individual stories of those who feel joy and pain, who suffer and transcend. Both dazzling and dark, The Story of H pulsates with a terrible beauty and power that lingers with the reader long after the last page.

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Обложка книги The Story of Kullervo The Story of Kullervo

 Автор: Tolkien J R R

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


The world first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the powerful story of a doomed young man who is sold into slavery and who swears revenge on the magician who killed his father.

Kullervo son of Kalervo is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters. ‘Hapless Kullervo’, as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny.

Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruellest of fates.

Tolkien himself said that The Story of Kullervo was ‘the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own’, and was ‘a major matter in the legends of the First Age’. Tolkien’s Kullervo is the clear ancestor of Túrin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. In addition to it being a powerful story in its own right, The Story of Kullervo — published here for the first time with the author’s drafts, notes and lecture-essays on its source-work, The Kalevala — is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien’s invented world.

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Обложка книги The Story of Lucy Gault The Story of Lucy Gault

 Автор: William Trevor,

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Story of Mankind The Story of Mankind

 Автор: Loon Hendrik Van

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Story of My Teeth The Story of My Teeth

 Автор: Luiselli Valeria

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But I'm grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other uncle, Eurípides López Sánchez, was given to saying, is character forming.

Highway is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous" like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her work has been translated into many languages and has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's.

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Обложка книги The Story of Philosophy The Story of Philosophy

 Автор: Durant Will

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги The Story of the Cannibal Woman The Story of the Cannibal Woman

 Автор: Conde Maryse

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


One dark night in Cape Town, Roselie's husband goes out for a pack of cigarettes and never comes back. Not only is she left with unanswered questions about his violent death but she is also left without any means of support. At the urging of her housekeeper and best friend, the new widow decides to take advantage of the strange gifts she has always possessed and embarks on a career as a clairvoyant. As Roselie builds a new life for herself and seeks the truth about her husband's murder, acclaimed Caribbean author Maryse Conde crafts a deft exploration of post-apartheid South Africa and a smart, gripping thriller."The Story of the Cannibal Woman" is both contemporary and international, following the lives of an interracial, intercultural couple in New York City, Tokyo, and Capetown. Maryse Conde is known for vibrantly lyrical language and fearless, inventive storytelling — she uses both to stunning effect in this magnificently original novel.

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Обложки нет The Story of the Good Little Boy

 Автор: Twain Mark

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза, Юмор, Юмористическая проза

Обложка книги The Story of the Lost Child The Story of the Lost Child

 Автор: Ferrante Elena

 Серия: The Neapolitan Novels aka My Brilliant Friend

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila. Both are now adults; life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship has remained the gravitational center of their lives.

Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up — a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. In this final book, she has returned to Naples. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from the city of her birth. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Proximity to the world she has always rejected only brings her role as its unacknowledged leader into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, unforgettable!

Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, the story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty and brilliance. The four volumes in this series constitute a long remarkable story that readers will return to again and again, and every return will bring with it new revelations.

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Обложка книги The Story of the Stone The Story of the Stone

 Автор: Hughart Barry

 Серия: Master Li and Number Ten Ox

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


The abbot of a humble monastery in the Valley of Sorrows calls upon Master Li and Number Ten Ox to investigate the killing of a monk and the theft of a seemingly inconsequential manuscript from its library. Suspicion soon lands on the infamous Laughing Prince Liu Sheng—who has been dead for about 750 years. To solve this mystery and others, the incongruous duo will have to travel across China, outwit a half-barbarian king, and saunter into (and out of) Hell itself.

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Обложки нет THE STORY OF THE THREE GOBLINS

 Автор: Taggart Mabel

 Жанр: Наука, Образование, Языкознание


Английский язык с тремя маленькими гоблинами. Простейшее чтение на английском языке для дошкольного и младшего школьного возраста. Метод чтения Ильи Франка.


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Обложка книги The Story Of Your Life The Story Of Your Life

 Автор: Chiang Ted

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Dr. Louise Banks is enlisted by the military to communicate with a race of radially-symmetrical aliens who initiated first contact with humanity. Woven through the story are remembrances of her daughter.

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Обложка книги The True Story of Ah Q (chinese) The True Story of Ah Q (chinese)

 Автор: Xun Lu

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Considered a masterpiece, this story was written in 1921, and is set in the China of 1911: the period of the old-democratic revolution. It concerns the tragedy of Ah Q, a farm laborer who suffers a lifetime of humiliation and persecution, dreams of revolution, and ends up on the execution ground. The story colorfully reflects the rural conditions in semi-feudal and semi-colonial China, and brings to life the time's sharp class contradictions and the peasant masses' demand for revolution. Its simplicity and directness of style, and the beauty of Lu Hsun's language, place The True Story of Ah Q high among literary works of the time for both content and style.

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Обложка книги The True Story of Ah-Q The True Story of Ah-Q

 Автор: Xun Lu

 Серия:

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


Considered a masterpiece, this story was written in 1921, and is set in the China of 1911: the period of the old-democratic revolution. It concerns the tragedy of Ah Q, a farm laborer who suffers a lifetime of humiliation and persecution, dreams of revolution, and ends up on the execution ground. The story colorfully reflects the rural conditions in semi-feudal and semi-colonial China, and brings to life the time's sharp class contradictions and the peasant masses' demand for revolution. Its simplicity and directness of style, and the beauty of Lu Hsun's language, place The True Story of Ah Q high among literary works of the time for both content and style.

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Обложка книги The True Story of Fake News The True Story of Fake News

 Автор: Dice Mark

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Публицистика, Наука, Образование, Политика


Is fake news being spread through social media as part of an information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to smear the opposition and help their own agendas? Who creates fake news, how does it spread, and can it be stopped?

What are the real world effects of fake news stories that go viral? Did it affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Or is ‘fake news’ a fake problem, designed to justify tighter control over the mechanisms of sharing information online to drive audiences back to brand name media outlets because their audiences and influence are dwindling?

Media analyst Mark Dice takes a close look at the fake news phenomenon and the implications of mega-corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter becoming the ultimate gatekeepers and distributors of news and information.

You will see the powerful and deceptive methods of manipulation that affect us all, as numerous organizations and political activists cunningly plot to have their stories seen, heard, and believed by as many people as possible.

The depths of lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of Fake News.

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Обложка книги THE TUNNEL: A Ben Hope Story THE TUNNEL: A Ben Hope Story

 Автор: Mariani Scott

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


From the #1 Kindle and Sunday Times best-selling thriller writer comes the taut and controversial new short story featuring ex-SAS hero, Ben Hope, THE TUNNEL.


ONE MAN

Christmas Eve, 2004. Ben Hope has quit the SAS, but now he's back in full swing and embarking on a deadly one-man operation in the remote winter wilderness of the Scottish Highlands.


ONE MISSION

His target: a man he once respected and served under. His purpose: to seek out the hidden truth about a black-ops mission so covert that not even the SAS knew about it… and a secret so shocking that it could never be revealed to the world.


ONE CHANCE

When you're up against the best in the business, there's no surrender, no room for compromise. If Ben's suspicions are proved right, he will have no option but to kill. That's if his enemies don't get him first.

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Обложка книги The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith

 Автор: Carey Peter

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


From a writer whom Thomas Keneally calls "one of the great figures on the cusp of the millennium" comes a novel that conjures an entire world that suggests our own, but tilted on its axis — a world whose most powerful country, Voorstand, dominates its neighbors with ruthless espionage and its mesmerizing but soul-destroying Sirkus.

Into that world comes Tristan Smith, a malformed, heroically willful, and unforgivingly observant child. Tristan's life includes adventure and loss, political intrigue, and a bizarre stardom in the Voorstand Sirkus, where animals talk and human performers die real deaths. The result is a visionary picaresque, staggering in its inventions, spellbinding in its suspense, and unabashedly moving.

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Обложка книги The Ups and Downs of Life The Ups and Downs of Life

 Автор: Williams Chico

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложки нет The victim of lust or scenes in the life of Rosa Fielding

 Автор: Anonymous

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Эротика, Секс

Обложка книги The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie

 Автор: Inmon Shawn

 Серия: Middle Falls Time Travel

 Жанр: Фантастика, Научная Фантастика


Time travel with a twist!

What if Dexter could travel through time?

Scott McKenzie’s father killed his mother and himself. Scott vowed to do anything in his power to stop similar murders.

He longed to be a police officer, but a tour in Vietnam in 1970 derailed that career. Two years later, wounded in body and soul, Scott died. He didn’t go on to what was next, though. Instead, he woke up with a chance to live his life over and over until he got it right.

Murderers will never see him coming.

But, by using violence to save others, is he losing his own soul?

The Vigilante Life of Scott McKenzie is the seventh book in the Middle Falls Time Travel series. It is written as a standalone novel. The Middle Falls books can be read in any order.

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Обложки нет The Whole Bloody Story of My Life from Beginning to End

 Автор: Levin Shaun

 Жанр:

Обложка книги The World Next Door (A Short Story) The World Next Door (A Short Story)

 Автор: Ferguson Brad

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Постапокалипсис


This is a short story published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in September 1987. The World Next Door: A Novel published in 1990.

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Обложка книги Theft: A Love Story Theft: A Love Story

 Автор: Carey Peter

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Ferocious and funny, penetrating and exuberant, Theft is two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's master class on the things people will do for art, for love . . . and for money.

“I don't know if my story is grand enough to be a tragedy, although a lot of shitty stuff did happen. It is certainly a love story but that did not begin until midway through the shitty stuff, by which time I had not only lost my eight-year-old son, but also my house and studio in Sydney where I had once been famous as a painter could expect in his own backyard. . .”

So begins Peter Carey's highly charged and lewdly funny new novel. Told by the twin voices of the artist, Butcher Bones, and his “damaged two-hundred-and-twenty-pound brother” Hugh, it recounts their adventures and troubles after Butcher's plummeting prices and spiralling drink problem force them to retreat to New South Wales. Here the formerly famous artist is reduced to being a caretaker for his biggest collector, as well as nurse to his erratic brother.

Then the mysterious Marlene turns up in Manolo Blahniks one stormy night. Claiming that the brothers' friend and neighbour owns an original Jacques Liebovitz, she soon sets in motion a chain of events that could be the making or ruin of them all.

Displaying Carey's extraordinary flare for language, Theft is a love poem of a very different kind. Ranging from the rural wilds of Australia to Manhattan via Tokyo - and exploring themes of art, fraud, responsibility and redemption - this great novel will make you laugh out loud.

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Обложка книги This Book Will Save Your Life This Book Will Save Your Life

 Автор: Homes A M

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Short listed for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2007. An uplifting story set in Los Angeles about one man's effort to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern day everyman; a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill, until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all-consuming pain. At the same time a wide sinkhole appears outside his living room window, threatening the foundations of his house. A vivid novel about compassion and transformation, "This Book Will Save Your Life" reveals what can happen if you are willing to open up to the world around you. Since her debut in 1989, A.M. Homes has been among the boldest and most original voices of her generation, acclaimed for the psychological accuracy and unnerving emotional intensity of her storytelling. Her keen ability to explore how extraordinary the ordinary can be is at the heart of her touching and funny new novel, her first in six years.

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Обложка книги This is the Life This is the Life

 Автор: ONeill Joseph

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The debut novel from Joseph O'Neill, author of the Man Booker Prize longlisted and Richard & Judy pick, ‘Netherland’.

James Jones is slipping steadily through life. He has a steady job as a junior partner at a solicitor's firm, a steady girlfriend and a steady mortgage. Nothing much is happening in Jones's life but he really doesn't mind — this is exactly the way he likes it.

Michael Donovan, meanwhile, is a star — a world-class international lawyer and advocate — he's everything Jones wanted to be and isn't. Jones was once Donovan's pupil and, for a while, it looked like he too would make his name — but he left that high-powered world behind a long time ago, or so he thought.

One day Jones reads in the paper that Donovan has collapsed in court — then, out of the blue, Donovan contacts him; he has a job he needs Jones to work on…

Joseph O'Neill's debut is wonderfully clever and comic novel — about ambitions and aspirations and the realities that they inevitably collide with.

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Обложка книги This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!

 Автор: Evison Jonathan

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


With her husband Bernard two years in the grave, seventy-nine-year-old Harriet Chance sets sail on an ill-conceived Alaskan cruise only to discover through a series of revelations that she’s been living the past sixty years of her life under entirely false pretenses. There, amid the buffets and lounge singers, between the imagined appearance of her late husband and the very real arrival of her estranged daughter midway through the cruise, Harriet is forced to take a long look back, confronting the truth about pivotal events that changed the course of her life.

Jonathan Evison — bestselling author of West of Here, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, and All About Lulu—has crafted a bighearted novel with a supremely endearing heroine at its center. Through Harriet, he paints a bittersweet portrait of a postmodern everywoman with great warmth, humanity, and humor. Part dysfunctional love story, part poignant exploration of the mother/daughter relationship, nothing is what it seems in this tale of acceptance, reexamination, forgiveness, and, ultimately, healing. It is sure to appeal to admirers of Evison’s previous work, as well as fans of such writers as Meg Wolitzer, Junot Diaz, and Karen Joy Fowler.

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Обложка книги This Life This Life

 Автор: Schoeman Karel

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


This beautifully written novel, by one of South Africa's most celebrated writers, has an almost hypnotic power that draws the reader into one woman's life. As a post-apartheid novel, This Life considers both the past and future of the Afrikaner people through four generations of one family. In an elegiac narrator's tone, there is also a sense of compulsion in the narrator's attempts to understand the past and achieve reconciliation in the present. This Life is a powerful story partly of suffering and partly of reflection.

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Обложка книги Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

 Автор: Robbins Tom

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins's long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe.

Tom Robbins's warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels — including Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Another Roadside Attraction, and Jitterbug Perfume—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads.

In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, weaving together stories of his unconventional life — from his Appalachian childhood to his globe-trotting adventures — told in his unique voice, which combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become, over the course of half a century, a poet interruptus, a soldier, a meteorologist, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counterculture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters.

Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the sixties' psychedelic revolution, international roving before Homeland Security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees.

Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which Robbins is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend.

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Обложка книги To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York To Hold the Crown: The Story of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

 Автор: Plaidy Jean

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги To Mend a Dream : A Southern Love Story To Mend a Dream : A Southern Love Story

 Автор: Alexander Tamera

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Исторические любовные романы, Религия и духовность, Религия


Savannah Darby would do almost anything to revisit her family home. So when new owner, Aidan Bedford, a Boston attorney and former Union soldier, seeks to redecorate the house for his fiancée, Savannah jumps at the opportunity. But the clock is ticking. Can she find the box her father supposedly hid there during the war before her assignment is completed? And before she sees yet another battle lost on the home front. This time, one of the heart.

*To Mend a Dream* is one of four Southern love stories included in the collection entitled AMONG THE FAIR MAGNOLIAS which features Tamera's novella (sold separately here), as well as novellas by Shelley Shepard Gray, Dorothy Love, and Elizabeth Musser (Harper Collins).

This novella includes a scrumptious Southern recipe perfect for a book club meeting. Discussion questions included.

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Обложка книги Tristano Dies: A Life Tristano Dies: A Life

 Автор: Tabucchi Antonio

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


It is a sultry August at the very end of the twentieth century, and Tristano is dying. A hero of the Italian Resistance, Tristano has called a writer to his bedside to listen to his life story, though, really, “you don’t tell a life…you live a life, and while you’re living it, it’s already lost, has slipped away.” Tristano Dies, one of Antonio Tabucchi’s major novels, is a vibrant consideration of love, war, devotion, betrayal, and the instability of the past, of storytelling, and what it means to be a hero.

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Обложка книги Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon Tupac Shakur: The Life and Times of an American Icon

 Автор: McQuillar Tayannah Lee, Johnson Fred L

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Авторы рассказывают нам о судьбах самых дальних родственников Тупака с 18-ого века и вплоть до века 20-ого. Параллельно авторы исследуют историю самих США. Читателю становится понятно почему чёрное сообщество так или иначе реагировало на действия властей США. Большую часть книги занимает биография самого Тупака. Она составлена в хронологическом порядке с момента его рождения и вплоть до гибели. Над созданием книги работали родственники, друзья и коллеги Тупака по музыкальному бизнесу. Здесь есть воспоминания его матери Офени, сестры Секивы, близкой подруги Джады Пинкетт, первого продюсера и подруги Лейлы Штайнберг, рэперов Shock G, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre и многих других. Подробно охвачен каждый период его жизни. В книгу включены его интервью, письма из тюрьмы, записи судебных заседаний, воспоминания телохранителей, одноклассников и преподавателей Балтиморской Школы Искусств. Таким образом, эта книга является наиболее подробным и увлекательным исследованием жизни самого великого рэпера всех времён и народов.

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Обложка книги U and I: A True Story U and I: A True Story

 Автор: Baker Nicholson

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары, Критика


When Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography. Instead Baker's account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis, alternately self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. More memoir than literary criticism, Baker is excruciatingly honest, and U & I reveals at least as much about Baker himself as it does about his idol. Written twenty years before Updike's death in 2009, U & I is a very smart and extremely funny exploration of the debts we owe our heroes.

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Обложка книги Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly

 Автор: Stowe Harriet Beecher

 Жанр: Проза, Классическая проза


"Much less a book than a state of vision." – Henry James

The narrative drive of Stowe's classic novel is often overlooked in the heat of the controversies surrounding its anti-slavery sentiments. In fact, it is a compelling adventure story with richly drawn stories has earned a place in both literary American history.

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Обложка книги Uncle's Story Uncle's Story

 Автор: Ihimaera Witi

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Michael Mahana’s personal disclosure to his parents leads to the uncovering of another family secret about his uncle, Sam, who had fought in the Vietnam War. Now, armed with his uncle’s diary, Michael goes searching for the truth about his uncle, about the secret the Mahana family has kept hidden for over thirty years, and what happened to Sam.Set in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam and in present-day New Zealand and North America, Witi Ihimaera’s dramatic novel combines the superb story-telling of Bulibasha, King of the Gypsies with the unflinching realism of Nights in the Gardens of Spain. A powerful love story, it courageously confronts Maori attitudes to sexuality and masculinity and contains some of Ihimaera’s most passionate writing to date.

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Обложка книги Vegan Life: счастье легким путем. Главный тренд XXI века Vegan Life: счастье легким путем. Главный тренд XXI века

 Автор: Ом Дарья

 Жанр: Домоводство (Дом и семья), Здоровье, Спорт


Вегетарианцем быть не просто легко, но и полезно как для вас, так и для окружающей среды. Совместными усилиями блогеров, врачей и других специалистов мы собрали много интересной информации: как постепенно и без стресса перейти на вегетерианство, веганство и сыроедение, какие продукты выбирать, чтобы есть максимально здоровую пищу, что такое суперфуды и в чем их фишка, все об экологичных материалах и фирмах, которые не проводят тестирование на животных, об экологичной одежде и косметике, о том, как воспитывать и кормить детей веганов с рождения и далее, как снизить уровень холестерина, нормализовать кровяное давление и снизить риск заболевания раком, как разнообразить свой рацион, как искать правильные продукты и закупаться экономно и не только.

В книге вы найдете истории абсолютно здоровых и счастливых веганов, которые придерживаются такого образа жизни многие годы, а также лучшие рецепты от сыроедов и вегетарианцев.

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Обложка книги War Story War Story

 Автор: Robinson Derek

 Серия: R.F.C.

 Жанр: Проза, Историческая проза, О войне


Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton’s first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France.

Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he’s an idiot, to everyone else—especially the tormenting Australian who shares his billet—a pompous bastard.

This is 1916, the year of the Somme, giving Paxton precious little time to grow from innocent to veteran.

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Обложка книги Web Site Story Web Site Story

 Автор: Rankin Robert

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


They wrote it off as a scare story. The Millennium Bug was the non-event of the 20th century. But they were wrong, because the bug was real. It's a computer virus and it's about to do a deadly species cross-over, from machine to mankind.

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Обложка книги Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family

 Автор: Pileggi Nicholas

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill-the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangster’s life-has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds… with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob-from one who’s lived it.

Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.

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Обложка книги World Next Door (A Short Story) World Next Door (A Short Story)

 Автор: Ferguson Brad

 Жанр: Фантастика, Альтернативная история, Постапокалипсис


This is a short story published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine in September 1987. World Next Door: A Novel published in 1990.

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Обложка книги Вампиры. A Love Story Вампиры. A Love Story

 Автор: Мур Кристофер

 Серия: , Love Story

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Томми всего девятнадцать лет, он недавно перебрался из американской глубинки в эксцентричный Сан-Франциско, и он упивается свободой, не ведая, что совсем скоро все изменится. В том числе и он сам — солнечный свет станет ему ненавистен, человеческая еда омерзительна, а голод будет столь острым, что захочется съесть даже уличного кота… Ничего удивительного, ведь Томми станет вампиром — любимая девушка обратит его в нечисть. Но Томми не желает быть нечистью: пусть он и превратился в вампира, сосать людскую кровь ему не по нутру. Джоди, любовь всей его жизни, не столь щепетильна, но деваться ей некуда, если она не хочет расставаться с Томми. И все было бы замечательно, если бы на парочку влюбленных вампиров не открыли охоту — бывшие друзья Томми жаждут расправиться с нежитью, а древний и могущественный вампир намерен поставить выскочку на место.

Новый роман Кристофера Мура — очередной праздник для всех любителей хорошего юмора, буйной фантазии и до икоты смешных персонажей. Лучший писатель-юморист нашего времени приглашает вас от души повеселиться, погрузившись в буффонаду из брусничной крови, сладостной сентиментальности, неполиткорректных шуток и обаятельных фриков. Истеричный хохот гарантирован буквально над каждой страницей.

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Обложка книги Героиновые дневники. Год из жизни павшей рок-звезды[The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star] Героиновые дневники. Год из жизни павшей рок-звезды[The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star]

 Автор: Сикс Никки

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Книга представляет собой 413-страниц дневниковых записей, написанных между Рождеством 1986 года и Рождеством 1987 года. Довольно подробно описана запись альбома Motley Crue's Girls, Girls, Girls и последующего турне Girls Girls Girls, заканчивая передозировками героина Sixx в конце 1987 года, которые вдохновляют группу, чтобы бросить героин в целом.

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Обложка книги Евтушенко: Love story Евтушенко: Love story

 Автор: Фаликов Илья Зиновьевич

 Серия: ЖЗЛ: Биография продолжается

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Биографии и Мемуары


Поэт Евгений Евтушенко, завоевавший мировую известность полвека тому, равнодушием не обижен по сей день — одних восхищает, других изумляет, третьих раздражает: «Я разный — я натруженный и праздный. Я целе- и нецелесообразный…» Многие его строки вошли в поговорки («Поэт в России — больше, чем поэт», «Пришли иные времена. Взошли иные имена», «Как ни крутите, ни вертите, но существует Нефертити…» и т. д. и т. д.), многие песни на его слова считаются народными («Уронит ли ветер в ладони сережку ольховую…», «Бежит река, в тумане тает…»), по многим произведениям поставлены спектакли, фильмы, да и сам он не чужд кинематографу как сценарист, актер и режиссер. Илья Фаликов, известный поэт, прозаик, эссеист, представляет на суд читателей рискованный и увлекательнейший труд, в котором пытается разгадать феномен под названием «Евтушенко». Книга эта — не юбилейный панегирик, не памфлет, не сухо изложенная биография. Это — эпический взгляд на мятежный XX век, отраженный, может быть, наиболее полно, выразительно и спорно как в творчестве, так и в самой жизни Евг. Евтушенко. Словом, перед вами, читатель, поэт как он есть — с его небывалой славой и «одиночеством, всех верностей верней», со всеми дружбами и разрывами, любовями и изменами, брачными союзами и их распадами… Биография продолжается!

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Обложки нет Жизнь - боль или Real Life RPG

 Автор:

 Серия: Real Life RPG

 Жанр: Фантастика, Фэнтези


Пятилетний Наруто после очередного удара по голове видит перед собой странную табличку, обещающую ему ослабление боли...

 Вышло то, что вышло, и даже не черепаха. Это не РПГ в мире Наруто, а жизнь в миpе Наруто с элементами РПГ - здесь есть характеристики и навыки, но нет уровней и циферок урона.

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Обложка книги Иметь банкира. Столичная Love Story Иметь банкира. Столичная Love Story

 Автор: НеРобкая Оксана

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Что сейчас модно делать?

Завтракать в ресторанах Аркадия Новикова. (Кто знает, вдруг повезет и рядом окажется симпатичный миллионер!)

Одеваться в бутиках в Третьяковском проезде. (Может быть, другой миллионер захочет оплатить вашу покупку!)

И, конечно же, читать книгу «Иметь банкира». (Банкиры, как правило, все миллионеры.)

Оксана НеРобкая знает, как модной, дерзкой и очень расчетливой женщине «…иметь банкира».

На этот раз всем будет приятно.

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Обложка книги История Рампы. (THE RAMPA STORY) История Рампы. (THE RAMPA STORY)

 Автор: Рампа Лобсанг

 Серия:

 Жанр: Религия и духовность, Эзотерика


Брат мой, мы должны донести до ведома многих истину о том, что одна личность может добровольно покинуть свое тело и позволить другой личности занять и оживить покинутое тело. Твоя задача состоит в том, чтобы поделиться с людьми этим знанием`.

Так в стенах монастыря Потала поучал Престарелый Патриарх своего ученика Лобсанга Рампу. В своей замечательной книге доктор Рампа исполняет желание любимого Наставника. Он дает определение различным ответвлениям личности человека, его `я`, и вводит непосвященных в истины и конечную реальность реинкарнации.

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Обложка книги Красавица и чудовище. Золушка. Спящая красавица. Рапунцель. Волшебная лампа Аладдина / The Beauty and the Beast. Cinderella. The Sleeping Beauty. Rapunzel. The Story of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Красавица и чудовище. Золушка. Спящая красавица. Рапунцель. Волшебная лампа Аладдина / The Beauty and the Beast. Cinderella. The Sleeping Beauty. Rapunzel. The Story of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

 Автор: Абрагин Д Л, Матвеев Сергей Александрович

 Жанр: Детское, Сказка, ,


В настоящий сборник вошли самые известные и любимые волшебные сказки: «Красавица и чудовище», «Золушка», «Спящая красавица», «Рапунцель» и «Волшебная лампа Аладдина». Тексты произведений сокращены, адаптированы для начинающих изучать английский язык (уровень 1 – Elementary) и снабжены комментариями, объясняющими значение различных словосочетаний. Также каждая сказка сопровождается упражнениями и небольшим словарем.

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Обложка книги Летняя Love story Летняя Love story

 Автор: Беленкова Ксения

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


Ура, да здравствует лето! Позади седьмой класс, впереди целых три месяца отдыха, и в дневнике Сони Солнцевой появляются первые летние записи. Больше всего ее волнует то, что она долго не увидит Игоря Иванова. Хотя ладно, переживет, ведь на даче Соню ждет своя компания… Только почему вдруг рядом с лучшим другом Пашкой ей становится как-то не по себе? Привычной встречи не получилось, а хотелось… да, очень хотелось, чтобы тот ее поцеловал. И это будет первый в жизни Сони поцелуй!..

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Обложка книги Львы Кандагара (Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds) Львы Кандагара (Lions of Kandahar: The Story of a Fight Against All Odds)

 Автор: Маурер Кевин, Брэдли Расти

 Жанр: Проза, О войне


Начинаю по немного выкладывать свой любительский перевод книги майора 3-й группы Зеленых Беретов США Расти Бредли, участника операции "Медуза", проводившейся ISAF в сентябре 2006 года на юге Афганистана в провинции Кандагар. Собственно в книге и описывается ход этой операции глазами её непосредственного участника.

Так как перевод любительский, просьба сильно не пинать за ошибки и неточности. Конструктивная критика крайне приветствуется.

https://platon-psk.livejournal.com/96320.html

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Обложка книги По дороге в Портофино. Love story По дороге в Портофино. Love story

 Автор: Найден Ольга

 Жанр: Любовные романы, Современные любовные романы


Она тридцатилетняя американка с русскими корнями. Он – русский миллиардер. Непогода на Лазурном берегу свела их. Им предстоит вместе добраться до Портофино. Софии и Алексу хорошо вдвоем, но что это – любовь или холодный расчёт? В следующий раз они встретятся на другом континенте, Нью-Йорк станет для них самым романтичным городом. Они поймут, что такие чувства даются только раз в жизни. Но смогут ли они их сохранить?


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Обложки нет Подражание Гомеру [based on a post-true story]

 Автор: Дубовицкий Натан

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Недавняя публикация отрывка из новой повести Натана Дубовицкого "Подражание Гомеру" произвела сильное впечатление на читателей журнала "Русский пионер", а также на многих других читателей. Теперь мы публикуем полный текст повести и уверены, что он, посвященный событиям в Донбассе, любви, вере, стремлению к смерти и жажде жизни, произведет гораздо более сильное впечатление. Готовы ли к этому читатели? Готов ли к этому автор? Вот и проверим.

Андрей Колесников, главный редактор журнала "Русский пионер".

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