August 27, 2012

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 1) Max Byrd - Shooting the Sun
Inspired by Charles Babbage, who believes that his Difference Engine can calculate the longitude of a solar eclipse, astronomer Selena Cott invents a technique to photograph it and embarks on a dangerous journey into the American Southwest.
 2) John Grisham - The king of torts

Clay Carter, a public defender, reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, assuming it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.
3) Brian Selznick - The invention of Hugo Cabret
When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.
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August 13, 2012

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Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 1) Will Weaver - Read earth, white earth 

Guy Pehrsson, Mary Ann Hartmeir, and Tom Little Wolf grow up together on White Earth, an Indian reservation in Minnesota, sharing secrets and experiences common to many young people. When their paths diverge, each must find a way to come to terms with the legacy of the land.
The plot is set in motion when Guy, who now owns an electronics company in California, is called back to his childhood home in Minnesota in 1984 by a terse communique from his aged grandfather. Guy leaves his luxurious, art-filled house in Silicon Valley and drives his Mercedes back to his past. He finds that his father is drinking heavily, his mother has gone to live with another man, the farm is in decline, and the Indians want to reassume control of land that was once theirs. Guy is again thrown together with his childhood friends, Mary Ann, who married a crude ruffian, and Tom, his Indian “blood brother,” who has become a lawyer and returned to the area in order to help his people regain their land and their self-respect.

 2) Robert Ludlum - The Janson directive

Paul Janson has a difficult past that includes a shadowy, notorious career in U.S. Consular Operations. Nothing could lure him back from retirement except Peter Novak, a man who once save Janson's life, who has been kidnapped by terrorists and is set to be executed. Now Janson finds himself marked for death as he tries to rescue his friend.

3) F. Paul Wilson - Crisscross: a Repairman Jack novel
Repairman Jack is back in New York City where he tries to find out who is blackmailing a nun and helps elderly Maria Roselli find her missing son, whom may have joined the cult-like Dormentalist Church.

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August 06, 2012

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Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 1) Stephen Birmingham - Carriage Trade
Following the mysterious death of New York society tycoon Silas Tarkington, the truth about his seemingly perfect existence as the owner of a Fifth Avenue department store comes to light, rocking the lives of his wife, children, and mistress.
2) Helen Slavin - The Extra Large Medium

Annie Colville sees dead people, and in British television and scriptwriter Slavin's debut, the dead wear chocolate brown while inhabiting the "Waiting Room of Heaven World," which overlaps with the everyday "Living Room World" that the rest of us see. The ghosts reach out to Annie to enlist her in tidying up unfinished-and mundane as often as unconventional-business: which niece should get the Wedgwood teapot, which romantic path a lesbian daughter should follow.
  3) P. D. James - The Black Tower

Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more?

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