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April 29, 2013

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
1) Robert Goddard - In pale battalions
 
Six months after the sudden death of her husband, Leonora Galloway sets out on a trip to France with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin... Leonora takes her daughter to the battlefields of WW1, where her father is commemorated on the Thiepval Monument. But the date of his death is surprising, and reveals that Captain John Hallows cannot possibly have been Leonora's real father.
This is only the start of a series of revelations that span three generations of a distinguished aristocratic family who are not what they seem. Penelope must piece together a tale of war, of loss, of greed, deception and vice - and the perpetrator of a murder left unsolved for more than half a century...




 2) Peter Grandbois - The gravedigger



Juan Rodrigo, a gravedigger in a small Andalusian village, hears the voices of the dead and tells their stories to the living a job that turns out to have both rewards and dangers in a magical place where spirits and people coexist harmoniously, and where readers will linger with delight.




3) Jane Jakeman - In the city of dark waters



Artist Claude Monet and his wife flee from scandal and rumor in Paris, settling in Venice. Yet even as they glide through the placid waters of the canals, undercurrents of intrigue and sexuality draw Monet into a labyrinth of legend and murder.

 

 

 

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April 22, 2013

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
 1) Joan Lowery Nixon - Nobody's there
 
 
Following an act of vandalism against her father's girlfriend, a seventeen-year-old girl is paired by the court with an eccentric senior citizen whose hobby as a sleuth turns deadly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 2) Stuart Woods - Blood orchid
 
 
Blood Orchid is the third adventure of one of Stuart Woods's most engaging characters, Chief of Police Holly Barker. This time out, Holly is trying to get her life back together after the shattering loss of her fiance. With the help of her wily Doberman, Daisy, and her father, Ham, she throws herself back into the job with a vengeance. At a local restaurant, Holly and Ham meet a gentleman new to the area, rich and dapper developer Ed Shine, who has found an evocative name for both his favorite flower and his latest real-estate venture: the "Blood Orchid." But before Holly can settle into her routine again, bullets crash into the home of a friend and a floater is found bobbing in the Intercoastal Waterway. Holly connects these events to the death-by-sniper-fire of two Miami businessmen and a man evading questions at a Federal agency-but she can't imagine how these violent occurrences could be related to her own quiet, unspoiled town of Orchid Beach. Joining forces with a handsome FBI agent, she tracks the clues straight to their source, only to find a scam more lucrative and more dangerous than any this idyllic town--or Holly--has ever seen.
 
 
 
 

3) Joseph Finder - Paranoia

 

 

Trapped in a job he hates, Adam Cassidy, a young employee at a high-tech corporation, is caught attempting to manipulate the system and is offered a choice--prison, or spying at the headquarters of their competitor, Trion Systems.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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