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September 25, 2014

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
1) Susan Howatch - Ultimate prizes
 
 
The third in Susan Howatch's Church of England novels, ULTIMATE PRIZES begins in 1942 with the world at war, as narrator and archdeacon Nevill Aysgarth finds himself falling into a hopeless obsession over Dido Tallent, beautiful celebrity, and finds himself pursuing her through a swamp of guilt and the destruction of his valued moral compass.... 
 
 
 
 

2) Virginia Ironside No! I don't want to join a book club: Diary of a 60th year

 

 

Don't harass her about parasailing or taking Italian language courses. Forget about suggesting she join a gym. Marie Sharp may be a little creaky in the bones as she heads toward the big 6-0, but she's fine with it. She would rather do without all the moving-to-Florida-bicycling-across- Mongolia-for-the-hell-of-it hoopla that her friends insist upon. She's already led an exciting life: She came of age in the 1960s, after all. Now, with both a new grandchild and a new man on the horizon, all she wants to do is make the most of what she considers the most interesting stage of her life.

 

 

 

 

3) Wendy Holden - The school for husbands

 


Neil and Sarah are the ultimate happy couple. Until, that is, Neil’s new job leaves Sarah alone to juggle the baby, domestic drudgery, and her own career. When Neil fails to come home one night, Sarah rushes home to her mother, who has always wished that Sarah had married her childhood sweetheart, the fabulously rich lawyer Colin, who has coincidentally reappeared in her life. The stage is set for divorce, but Neil has other ideas. Distraught at the prospect of losing Sarah and recognizing what an idiot he has been, he enrolls in an experimental “School for Husbands,” a clinic aimed at helping hopeless spouses mend their ways. But will its intensive tuition in everything from emotional self-expression to putting the toilet seat down be enough to get Neil back together with his wife? Not if Colin and Sarah’s mother have anything to do with it.

 

 

 

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August 05, 2014

AMERICAN CORNER vă recomandă

 
 
 
Oferta acestei săptămâni este următoarea:
 
 
 
 
 1) Stephen Kuusisto - Planet of the blind
 


Stephen Kuusisto has been legally blind since birth, and in this stunning memoir he has succeeded in translating his opaque, kaleidoscopic world of shape and color into poetic and luminous prose.





 
 

2) Lawrence Sanders The second deadly sin

 

Coming out of retirement to investigate the stabbing murder of Victor Maitland, an artist both hated and acclaimed, ex-Chief of Detectives Edward X. Delaney finds a mob of greedy suspects and a tangle of possible motives.

 

 

 

3) A. S. Byatt - Possession

 

Winner of England's Booker Prize, a coast-to-coast bestseller, and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is a novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. Revolving around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion and ideas.

 

 

 

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