Author: Agatha Christie
Considered one of the greatest mysteries of all time, Christie's masterpiece of murder and suspense is available in this newly packaged paperback. Ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are gathered together on an isolated island by a mysterious host. One by one, they die--and before the weekend is out, there will be none.
Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Publisher: Calder Publications Limited
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
Author: Bénédicte Guettier
Publisher: Puffin HC
After working hard to take care of his ten children, a devoted father plans to get away by himself--until he decides that something is missing. Reprint.
Author: Carsten Stroud
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Something is wrong in Niceville. . . A boy literally disappears from Main Street. A security camera captures the moment of his instant, inexplicable vanishing. An audacious bank robbery goes seriously wrong: four cops are gunned down; a TV news helicopter is shot and spins crazily out of the sky, triggering a disastrous cascade of events that ricochet across twenty different lives over the course of just thirty-six hours. Nick Kavanaugh, a cop with a dark side, investigates. Soon he and his wife, Kate, a distinguished lawyer from an old Niceville family, find themselves struggling to make sense not only of the disappearance and the robbery but also of a shadow world, where time has a different rhythm and where justice is elusive. . . .Something is wrong in Niceville, where evil lives far longer than men do. Compulsively readable, and populated with characters who leap off the page, Niceville will draw you in, excite you, amaze you, horrify you, and, when it finally lets you go, make you sorry you have to leave. Read the first thirty-five pages. Find out why Harlan Coben calls Carsten Stroud the master of “the nerve-jangling thrill ride.” Now with an excerpt from Carsten Stroud’s next book, The Homecoming.
Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Éditions AdA
«Tu n’aimes pas beaucoup les hommes, maman.» Non, ce n’était pas un devoir qu’elle se faisait de détester les hommes; elle ne leur faisait simplement pas confiance. La vie n’a pas été facile pour Jeanne Bettencourt. Jeune veuve, elle doit tirer le diable par la queue pour pourvoir aux besoins de sa fille de six ans. Toutefois, une lueur d’espoir vient éclairer son chemin sous la forme d’un héritage insoupçonné. Un lointain parent lui lègue le Helena Rose, un bateau à vapeur semblable à celui que son père pilotait quand elle était jeune, le Pearl, à bord duquel il lui a enseigné l’art de la navigation. Ce don du ciel pourrait lui permettre de s’arracher à la pauvreté et marquer le début d’une nouvelle vie pour elle et sa fille. Malheureusement, une surprise de taille attend Jeanne: elle n’est pas la seule légataire du testament. Ainsi, Clint Hardin viendra s’immiscer dans sa vie, un homme cavalier à la réputation de dur à cuire. En bonne chrétienne, Jeanne ne peut s’imaginer «vivre» avec un homme sur le Helena Rose. Par un compromis difficile, ils tenteront d’entretenir des relations purement professionnelles. Sur le Mississippi et la rivière Arkansas, ils bâtiront un partenariat fructueux. Avec le temps, Clint se découvrira des sentiments pour Jeanne, mais un riche planteur courtise déjà la jeune pilote. Avec son avenir en jeu et le bien-être de sa famille dans la balance, Jeanne comprendra combien les désirs de son coeur peuvent être impétueux et contradictoires. Seule la foi peut lui faire traverser les événements à venir.
Author: Alphonse Daudet
Publisher: Palala Press
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Author: Joseph Lambert
Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old. But in her lifetime, she learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot. She graduated from Radcliffe. She became a world famous speaker and author. She befriended Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, and Alexander Graham Bell. And above all, she revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf. The catalyst for this remarkable life's journey was Annie Sullivan, a young woman who was herself visually impaired. Hired as a tutor when Helen was six years old, Annie broke down the barriers between Helen and the wider world, becoming a fiercely devoted friend and lifelong companion in the process. In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen's early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans.
Author: Timothee de Fombelle
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Toby Lolness may be just one and a half millimeters tall, but he’s the most wanted person in his world—the world of the great oak Tree. Toby’s father has made a ground-breaking discovery: the Tree itself is alive, flowing with vital energy, and there may even be a world beyond it. Greedy developers itch to exploit this forbidden knowledge, risking permanent damage to their natural world. But Toby’s father has refused to reveal his findings, causing the family to be exiled to the lower branches and finally sentenced to death. Only Toby has managed to escape—but for how long? And how can he bear to leave his parents to their terrible fate?
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
Author: Nick Denchfield, Ant Parker
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
All Charlie Chick does is eat and eat - just how big can a little chick get?! This is a larger format reprint of the popular pop-up book, with new cover.
Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
With his inimitable bright collage art and simple text, Carle follows the journey of a seed, from being blown by the wind to taking root and sprouting seeds of its own. Full color.
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
This latest collection of photographs by Phil Borges of indigenous and tribal people around the world is a testament to the strength and inherent dignity of the human spirit. Reproduced here are 80 hand-toned portraits of individuals who are striving to uphold their cultural diversity and traditions in countries where basic human rights are threatened - from Ethiopia and Kenya to Tibet, and from Mexico to Indonesia. This book is published in association with Amnesty International to mark the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document adopted by the United Nations in 1948 which outlines fundamental rights for all people. With his photographs and accompanying captions, Borges not merely identifies his subjects but bridges their world and ours, offering a compelling yet unsentimental portrait of their homelands, their dreams, and the close family and community relationships that sustain them. In her introduction, Isabel Allende reflects on the importance of mutual respect for individuals different from ourselves - people who, like those captured by Borges's lens, "possess profound spiritual resources, natural wisdom, and knowledge of their physical surroundings that we have lost."