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July 15, 2013

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
1) Kurt Vonnegut jr. - Slaughterhouse - Five or The Children's Crusade
 
 
Billy Pilgrim serves as a chaplain's assistant in the Second World War, is captured by the Germans, and survives the fire bombing of Dresden to contemplate the human condition.
 





2) Stephanie Laurens - The untamed bride



Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra. He is a man who has faced peril without flinching, determined to fight for king and country. She is a bold, beautiful woman with a scandalous past, destined to become an untamed bride. Together they must vanquish the ruthless enemy, while confronting the dangers of the heart.
 
 
 
 
3) Wally Lamb - She's come undone
 
 
Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.
 
 
 
 
 

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July 08, 2013

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
1) Tatiana de Rosnay - A secret kept
 
It all began with a simple seaside vacation, a brother and sister recapturing their childhood.  Antoine Rey thought he had the perfect surprise for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by the sea at Noirmoutier Island, where the pair spent many happy childhood summers playing on the beach.  It had been too long, Antoine thought, since they’d returned to the island—over thirty years, since their mother died and the family holidays ceased.  But the island’s haunting beauty triggers more than happy memories; it reminds Mélanie of something unexpected and deeply disturbing about their last island summer.  When, on the drive home to Paris, she finally summons the courage to reveal what she knows to Antoine, her emotions overcome her and she loses control of the car.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2) Tom Gabbay - The Lisbon crossing


Summer 1940. With Europe in the iron grip of Hitler's war machine, stuntman Jack Teller arrives in neutral Lisbon on the arm of international screen legend Lili Sterne. The German-born actress has given Jack the job of finding her childhood friend, Eva Lange, who escaped Berlin one step ahead of the Nazi terror. But he's not the first to come looking for Eva. The man who preceded him—top Hollywood detective Eddie Grimes—ended up dead . . . on the night he found Eva.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3) Randi Reisfeld - The posse
 
 
When seventeen-year old Jacey Chandliss enters and wins Generation Next: America’s Top Young Actress, an American Idol-type contest that offers the winner a star-making role in a major Hollywood motion picture, she’s thrust into the bright Hollywood spotlight. She’s got a bonafide Hollywood power-agent, and she’s living in L.A. for the summer. It’s all a lot to handle, and Jacey would probably buckle under the pressure if she didn’t have her friends along for the ride. Her best friends Dash and Desi and her cousin Ivy are part of Jacey’s Posse. They’re going to Hollywood with Jacey to keep Jacey from going Hollywood.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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