Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire

By Gregory Maguire

During this travel de strength, grasp storyteller Gregory Maguire bargains a stunning novel for fable enthusiasts of every age. Elena Rudina lives within the impoverished Russian nation-state. Her father has been useless for years. one in every of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar's military, the opposite taken as a servant in the home of the neighborhood landowner. Her mom is demise, slowly, of their tiny cabin. and there's no nutrition. yet then a teach arrives within the village, a educate wearing untold wealth, a cornucopia of foodstuff, and a noble family members destined to go to the Tsar in Saint Petersburg—a relatives that comes with Ekaterina, a woman of Elena's age. while the 2 girls' lives collide, an event is decided in movement, an escapade that comes with fallacious identification, a monk locked in a tower, a prince touring incognito, and—in a starring function in basic terms Gregory Maguire can have conjured—Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory apartment perched on bird legs.

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Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man by Gerry Conway

By Gerry Conway

First actual Marvel/DC cross-over. is that this the conflict of the Century or the best superhero team-up of all time. The unthinkable has occurred, the diabolical Lex Luthor has mixed his remarkable genius with the mad healthcare professional Octopus, and Spidey and the fellow of metal are too busy scuffling with one another to forestall them. Can to of the largest icons in comics heritage come to an realizing in time to prevent those dastardly villains?

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Rebellion by Ken Shufeldt

By Ken Shufeldt

Bailouts and bold plans for restoration have didn't rescue the United States's crumbling financial system. because the nation stands on the point of overall financial cave in, the president takes a determined gamble and moves a discount with China to put in writing off America's debt. it kind of feels a super move--until the ultimate court docket is destroyed through a cruise missile in a stunning assault and long island is invaded. China has come to say what's theirs.

With American captives done day-by-day in nationwide declares via the attackers, the govt. in disarray, and US army forces shattered into neighborhood militias, all turns out lost.

But deep within the middle of Texas the yank spirit lives on. John David Drury, a tender, untried, yet hugely certified "four-star general" of a scrappy defense force, in addition to Molly Spitz, a highly-ranked graduate of the Air strength Academy, prepares to steer a strike opposed to ny urban.

As in 1776, America's destiny once more hinges on uprising during this action-packed novel by way of Ken Shufeldt.

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Salammbô by Gustave Flaubert

By Gustave Flaubert

Après los angeles première guerre punique, Carthage est ruinée et ne peut plus payer ses mercenaires, qui décident de se révolter.

Au milieu des désordres et des massacres, Salammbô, los angeles fille du suffète Hamilcar, s'éprend de Mâtho, le chef des rebelles... Entre romantisme et symbolisme, Flaubert fait surgir le mirage d'une cité disparue, d'un Orient barbare et rutilant, qui fascinera des générations de lecteurs.

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L'Origine de l'homme by Christine Montalbetti

By Christine Montalbetti

Remark devenir un héros ? Le douanier paléontologue Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, determine historique du XIXe siècle, mais frère en fiction de Don Quichotte, a tout essayé : le roman maritime, enfant, embarqué sur des bateaux soumis aux attaques des corsaires ; l'épopée, menant ses guerres douanières sans trouver les champs de bataille, ou d'autres fois immergé en le cœur de l'action sans l. a. reconnaître ; le roman mondain, où de salons en salles de bal notre jeune homme s'exerçait à rimer. Revenu à Abbeville, où nous le rencontrons en cet automne 1862, prenant son bain quotidien dans l. a. rivière, il a une idée nouvelle : découvrir un fragment d'homme antédiluvien.
Un petit voyage à Mers-les-Bains avec Margot, qui permet à Jacques de s'essayer, pourquoi pas, à figurer dans un roman sentimental, l'en distrait un second. Mais à son retour, los angeles péripétie semble se préciser. Jacques deviendra-t-il un héros ?
Ici ou là, ponctuant le récit de ses aventures, passent quelques hommes préhistoriques...

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Diamonds are Forever (The Cartel, Book 4) by Ashley and JaQuavis

By Ashley and JaQuavis

You suggestion The Cartel was once over, yet Diamonds are without end. . . .

The Diamond family members has survived homicide, deceit, and betrayal. via all of it, they're nonetheless status tall, and a brand new period has begun.

After surviving a failed try out on her lifestyles, Breeze has moved into the queen's place by way of Zyir's facet. Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami's streets. He has the realm in his arms, yet there's continuously new blood able to overthrow the throne.

Young Carter has retired and moved clear of the madness—that is, till he will get an unforeseen customer at his domestic. This individual shakes up the full kin, inflicting chaos that threatens to deliver down the Cartel for good.

New York occasions bestselling authors Ashley and JaQuavis carry the hugely expected fourth installment of the wildly well known Cartel sequence.

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Kill Me a Fortune by Robert Colby

By Robert Colby

For Ross Elliot the summer season held no promise. together with his instructing tasks over until eventually fall, he chanced on himself dealing with boredom, with time on his fingers. Which was once why he didn't hesitate to contain himself within the affairs of 1 Barbara Erickson, ex-student and accused murderess. so far as Elliot was once involved it easily wasn't attainable for one so younger - and so attractive - to be able to this type of horrendous crime. And what if he was once the single person who believed in her innocence? a few months enjoying private-eye will be simply the swap of velocity he wanted. yet after he had began poking round a bit, Ross Elliott started to wonder whether he quite used to be an exceptional pass judgement on of personality. And whilst a person begun taking pot-shots at him, he knew he nonetheless should be bored that summer season - during the guts with a .38 bullet!

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Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

By Jodi Picoult

New York Times bestselling writer Jodi Picoult is largely acclaimed for her skill to faucet into the hearts and minds of actual humans. Now she explores what occurs while a tender woman's past—a previous she didn't even understand she had—catches as much as her simply in time to threaten her future.

Delia Hopkins has led a charmed lifestyles. Raised in rural New Hampshire via her widowed father, Andrew, she now has a tender daughter, a good-looking fiancé, and her personal search-and-rescue bloodhound, which she makes use of to discover lacking individuals. yet as Delia plans her marriage ceremony, she is tormented by flashbacks of a existence she can't remember. after which a policeman knocks on her door, revealing a mystery that adjustments the area as she is aware it.

In surprise and confusion, Delia needs to sift during the truth—even whilst it jeopardizes her existence and the lives of these she loves. What occurs in the event you study you're not who you idea you have been? while the folk you've enjoyed and relied on without warning switch sooner than your eyes? while getting your private want skill giving up what you've continually taken with no consideration? Vanishing Acts explores how life—as we all know it—might now not prove the best way we imagined; how doing the best factor may well suggest doing the incorrect factor; how the reminiscence we idea had vanished might go back as a danger.

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Amnesia by Peter Carey

By Peter Carey

The two-time Booker Prize winner now provides us an exceptionally well timed, exhilarating novel—at as soon as darkish, suspenseful, and heavily funny—that trips to where the place the cyber underworld collides with overseas energy politics.

When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel bug into Australia’s legal desktop procedure, 1000s of asylum-seekers stroll unfastened. and as the american citizens run the prisons (let’s be sincere: as they do in such a lot of components of her kingdom) the doorways of a few 5 thousand jails within the usa additionally open. is that this a mistake, or a statement of cyber battle? And does it have whatever to do with the mostly forgotten conflict of Brisbane among American and Australian forces in 1942? Or with the CIA-influenced coup in Australia in 1975? Felix Moore, identified to himself as “our sole ultimate left-wing journalist,” is set to put in writing Gaby’s biography on the way to locate the answers—to retailer her, his personal profession, and, might be, his kingdom. yet easy methods to get Gaby—on the run, scared, burdened, and angry—to cooperate?

Bringing jointly the area of hackers and radicals with the “special relationship” among the USA and Australia, and Australia and the CIA, Amnesia is a singular that speaks powerfully concerning the frequently hidden past—but such a lot urgently concerning the progressively more hidden present.

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Nuestra Señora de la Luna by José Luis Correa

By José Luis Correa

El quinto caso del detective canario Ricardo Blanco. El lector intuitivo y sagaz acostumbrado a las novelas de José Luis Correa hallará en Nuestra Señora de los angeles Luna, una versión más humana e íntima del personaje. El lenguaje, eso sí, es el mismo al que nos tiene acostumbrados: ágil, directo, irónico, lleno de sutilezas y humor. José Luis Correa ha logrado crear una pintura colorista del ambiente isleño y unos personajes entrañables.

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