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March 25, 2013

TeenPoetry: A World of Rhymes


Poezie prezentată la activitatea ”TeenPoetry: A World of Rhymes” organizată de American Corner Baia Mare
21.03.2013





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Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
1) Carrie Brown - The rope walk
 
At her tenth birthday party, Alice, a motherless young girl protected by her father and five older brothers, encounters two people who will change her life--Theo, a mixed-race New York City boy, and Kenneth, an artist suffering from the ravages of AIDS.
 
 
 
 
 
2) Mike Stewart - A perfect life 
 
Trained as a clinical psychologist, Thomas appears to have the "perfect life," but he falls prey to a complicated and impenetrable plot to frame him for the murder of a high-profile socialite in his care at Boston Hospital.
 
 
 

 

3) Lilian Jackson Braun - The cat who smelled a rat

 

The big one is on it's way, and none too soon for the resdients of an unusually arid Moose County, who are becoming increasingly anxious about wildfires as they await for the first snowstorm of the season. A Citizen's Fire Watch is formed, and volunteers go out on shifts to patrol areas of concern, particularly.

 

 

 

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March 18, 2013

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Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
1) Dean Koontz - The good guy
 
Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend’s tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different—and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash.
“Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she’s gone.”The stranger walks out, leaving a photo of the pretty woman marked for death, and her address. But things are about to get worse. In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim. This one is a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him.
Thinking fast, Tim says, “I’ve had a change of heart. You get ten thousand—for doing nothing. Call it a no-kill fee.” He keeps the photo and gives the money to the hired killer. And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: the hired killer is a cop.
Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any cop…and as relentless as evil incarnate. But first Tim must discover within himself the capacity for selflessness, endurance, and courage that can turn even an ordinary man into a hero, inner resources that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be The Good Guy.
 
 
 
 
 
2) Donna Anders - Afraid of the dark
 
As a single mother struggling to get by in a tough neighbourhood, policewoman Jessie Cline knows she can't protect her son from the streets forever. For his sake, she takes a job as assistant police chief in a small island town off the coast of Washington state, wheree she lived as a child.
 
 
 
 
 
 

3) Daniel Alarcon - Lost city radio  


For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios—a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have disappeared—those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Through her efforts lovers are reunited and the lost are found. But in the aftermath of the decadelong bloody civil conflict, her own life is about to forever change—thanks to the arrival of a young boy from the jungle who provides a cryptic clue to the fate of Norma's vanished husband. 
 
 
 

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March 11, 2013

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Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
 
 
1) Shauna Seliy - When we get there
 
 
 
Over the course of one winter in 1974, in the coal-mining town of Banning, Pennsylvania, the youngest member of a large and boisterous Eastern European family gives himself a tall order: to find his mother, who recently disappeared without explanation. Lucas, an only child whose father died several years earlier in a coa-mine blast, lives with the legacy of loss. Despite his heavy inheritance, Lucas is still just a thirteen-year-old boy puzzling out the world around him. He shuttles between the homes of his family elders whose old-world ways he can't quite understand. When Zoli, his mother's embittered admirer, takes it upon himself to find his lost love, violence and retribution escalate until no one, especially Lucas, is safe. As he struggles to find his place in this unsettling landscape, Lucas's extended family and close-knit ethnic community circle around him. Set against the collapse of the industry that has sustained the family and the town for generations, When We Get There is a startling tale of one family's long winter--and the spring that eventually comes hard on winter's heels.  
 
 
 
 
2) Tony Hillerman - Listening woman
 
 
 
The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was human. The solution to a horrific crime is buried somewhere in a dead man's secrets and in the shocking events of a hundred years past. To ignore the warnings of a venerable seer, however, might be reckless foolishness when Leaphorn's investigation leads him farther away from the comprehensible . . . and closer to the most brutally violent confrontation of his career.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3) Michael Shaara - The killer angels

 

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation’s history, two armies fought for two conflicting dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Bright futures, untested innocence, and pristine beauty were also the casualties of war. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic story of the battleground for America’s destiny.

 

 

 

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