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December 17, 2012

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
1) Susan Carol McCarthy - True fires
 
In the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm—which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it. But when Deluth "removes" two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff's senseless act of cruelty sparks a fire under the women of Lake Esther that will scorch the lives of all involved. In their pursuit of justice, an indomitable heiress, a revered journalist, and a fading Southern Belle will forge an unlikely alliance across the racial divide. One that will change the face of the town—and their lives—forever.
 
 
 
 
 
 2) Patrick F. McManus - Avalanche: a sheriff Bo Tully mystery
 
Investigating a missing persons case at a fancy lodge resort, Sheriff Bo Tully finds himself trapped by an untimely avalanche, a situation that is further complicated when his case is upgraded to a homicide and Tully's former girlfriend shows up unattached.
 
 
 
 
 
3) Annie Proulx - The shipping news
 
When Quoyle's two-timing wife meets her just desserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As Quoyle confronts his private demons -- and the unpredictable forces of nature and society -- he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery. A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.




 
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December 10, 2012

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
1) Lindsey Davis - Saturnalia
 
It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. Marcus Didius Falco and Helena have returned from Greece only to find that Helena’s brother Justinus’s marital problems have exploded. Justinus’s first love, Veleda, a tribal leader and prophetess from Germania, has been brought to Rome and put under house arrest pending a ritual sacrifice at her capturer’s Triumph.
Justinus is love-struck once more and his wife, the temperamental Claudia, is enraged. Then Veleda escapes leaving behind a corpse. Justinus disappears too and it is up to Falco and the Chief Spy Anacrites to try to find the missing couple all against the backdrop of the orgiastic holiday period when literally anything goes . . .






2) Sharon Creech - The Wanderer
 

Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie's cousin Cody isn't sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination -- and its passengers search for their places in the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 3) David Eddings - The ruby knight
 
Ehlanda, Queen of Elenia, has been poisoned. A deep enchantment sustains her life, but it will end soon. Then Sparhawk, Knight of the Queen's Champion, learns where to get to cure for the poison. He and his companions set forth on a dangerous quest to find the antidote before the queen should perish and the peace ends....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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December 03, 2012

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
1) Robert Harris - Archangel
 
In Moscow, American history professor Fluke Kelso learns from secret papers that Stalin had a son. A momentous discovery that could revolutionize Russia by bringing back Stalinism. But first he has to find him and that could get Kelso killed.
 
 
 
 
2) Wendy Holden - The school for husbands
 
Sophie's marriage was perfect, but now it's all gone wrong. Mark works late; she's left with the baby, domestic drudgery, her own career to keep on the go and the growing feeling that Mark is having an affair. When he fails to come home one night it's the last straw.
Sophie wants a divorce. But Mark doesn't. He hasn't been unfaithful, just thoughtless. Desperate not to lose his family, he signs up to the 'School for Husbands', which transforms hopeless spouses into perfect marriage partners. But will its intensive and unusual tuition be enough to get him back with Sophie? Especially now an eligible millionaire is after her... 
 
 
 
 
3) Jonathan Kellerman - Gone: an Alex Delaware novel
 

Psychologist Alex Delaware and L.A.P.D. detective Milo Sturgis investigate the bizarre case of two students whose claims of abduction are revealed to be a hoax, a case that takes an odd turn when one student is found murdered and the other vanishes.
 
 
 
 
 
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