September 23, 2013

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Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
1) Elizabeth Ferrars - Murder among friends
In wartime London, wardens are checking for lights in the blacked-out streets, but inside Cecily Lightwood's flat, a party is in progress. Many people from the literary and artistic world are invited but althougth Cecily is radiant, the party is not going well as Aubrey Ritter from the upstairs flat, who is eagerly awaited by everyone, fails to show. The reason for this becomes clear when Aubrey's body is discovered and the search for a murderer begins. 
2) Paula Fox - The slave dancer
One day, thirteen-year-old jessie Bollier is earning pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans; the next, he is kidnapped and thrown aboard a slave ship, where his job is to provide music while shackled slaves "dance" to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable. As the endless voyage continues, Jessie grows increasingly sickened by the greed, brutality, and inhumanity of the slave trade, but nothing prepares him for the ultimate horror he will witness before his nightmare ends - a horror that will change his life forever. 

3) Leslie Marmon Silko - Ceremony


Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution.




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September 16, 2013

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
1) Elise Blackwell - The unnatural history of Cypress Parish
Louis Proby is an old man now, sitting in his study in New Orleans awaiting what they say is a huge storm, Hurricane Katrina. As he watches the skies darken, he remembers his earlier life, as a watchful, curious young man filled with hunger and desire in Cypress Parish, the life that was washed away when the Mississippi River flooded in 1927. He remembers exactly how the Parish was sacrificed to those waters--because the city fathers said it was expendable. They said that flooding Louis's home was necessary to save New Orleans. He has long known that was never the truth. The Parish could have been spared. And he has always known the part his father played in that decision. But what he thinks on now is the dearest cost extracted from him on the day they dynamited the dikes and let the waters flow. He thinks on his first love, Nanette Laṅon. 

2) Stephen King - The girl who loved Tom Gordon
A portable radio helps a girl survive after she is lost in the woods of New England. During her nine-day ordeal, Trisha McFarland fights thirst, wasps and the terrors of the night, all the while keeping up her spirits by listening to music and baseball games.

3) Daniel Buckman - Morning dark



Unable to forget the personal and military battles that haunt three generations of their family, a World War II hero, a Vietnam veteran, and a dishonorably discharged career soldier work to resolve their pasts by embracing them.



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