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By Forrest Leo. 2016
Distraught at the loss of his inspiration, Lionel Savage, a poet from Victorian London, accidentally conjures the Devil and realizes… that he has inadvertently sold his rich wife's soul to him, and plots a rescue mission to Hell with an assortment of unlikely companions. 2016.
By Todd Babiak. 2006
Meet the endearing but flawed residents of an Edmonton cul-de-sac, just after the scandalous death of a neighbour and the… sudden news that their land is about to be repossessed by the university. When mysterious signs begin to appear saying LET'S FIX IT, the block - including a sacked university professor, a once-ambitious, pregnant haiku expert living in her parents' basement, and a quiet but polite stranger - is galvanized in a wild attempt to save their homes. c2006.
By Muriel Spark. 1966
This is London 1945, when all nice people are poor. The author sets us down among the girls of good… family but slender means as they fight it out, from their Kensington hostel to the last clothing coupon until this light-hearted period in their lives descends into horror and tragedy. 1966.
By Rachel Willson-Broyles, Jonas Jonasson. 2014
On June 14, 2007, the king and prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal… Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill. The truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile... the one that was never supposed to have existed. 2014. Uniform title: Analfabeten som kunde räkna
By George MacDonald Fraser. 1986
By Anthony Horowitz. 2004
After his older brother, a fledgling private detective, agrees to safeguard a package for a dwarf who does not live… long, thirteen-year-old Nick scampers to solve the mystery while also trying to stay one step ahead of an assortment of thugs. Some descriptions of violence. 2004, c1986, 1995.
By W. P Kinsella. 1986
Frank Fencepost, Silas Ermineskin and their assorted friends of the Hobbema Reserve in Alberta cause a riot on a nude… beach in Vancouver, chat with the Queen in her bedroom and have other zany adventures. Followed by "Miss Hobbema pageant" (DC11676). Some strong language. 1986.
By Howard Akler. 2005
1934. With Toronto stalled in the Great Depression, Mona Kantor makes a living as a pickpocket, while reporter Eli Morenz… struggles to wring news stories out of the subdued city. When a chance photo drives Eli into the Jewish underworld that Mona inhabits, he finds he's stumbled onto the story of his life. Some descriptions of sex and strong language. 2005.
By Charles Portis. 2012
In Little Rock, Ray’s restless young wife skips out with his car and credit cards to join her odd ex-husband,… who is charged with writing threatening letters to the president. In a mad pursuit that leads to Mexico and British Honduras, husband Ray meets several flaky characters. 2012.
By Angela Thirkell. 1995
The Belton family has owned Harefield Park in Barsetshire for generations, but now they must relinquish their home because of… rising debts. Fortunately Miss Sparling, headmistress of the Hosiers' Girls' Foundation School, is looking for a new home for the school and is delighted with Harefield Park. Miss Sparling has great plans for the school and for her life. Then she meets two dignified gentlemen who are romantically inclined. 1995.
By Fay Weldon. 1987
Comic novel of the London art world of the 1960s and 1970s, featuring an artsy couple whose love-hate relationship results… in their daughter’s mysterious disappearance. The characters include a wealthy villainess, eccentric grandparents, and assorted lovers and mates. Includes strong language and sex. 1987.
By L. C Tyler. 2007
Ethelred Tressider is a crime writer with problems - his latest novel is going nowhere, mid-life crisis is looming, and… he's burdened by literary agent Elsie Thirkettle, who claims to enjoy neither the company of writers nor literature of any sort. Then his ex-wife Geraldine vanishes, and when the disappearance becomes a murder enquiry, the police decide that Geraldine has been the victim of a local serial killer. Elsie bullies Ethelred into embarking upon his own investigation, but as their enquiries proceed, she begins to suspect that her client's own alibi is not as solid as he claims. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2007.
By Hugh Laurie. 1996
If you're selling double glazing, or cosmetics, or vacuum cleaners, then your job is difficult, but it's straightforward. You must… ring bells and smile a lot. But when you have an entirely different kind of product on offer - when, for example, you're trying to unload a prototype military helicopter, capable of five hundred miles an hour and a thousand corpses a minute - the technique is more complicated. Includes strong language. 1996.
By Douglas Coupland. 2007
Roger Thorpe is a dejected, hard-drinking, divorced father and the oldest employee at Staples. A frustrated novelist to boot, Roger… considers himself lost, continually haunted by dreams of missed opportunities and a long ago car accident that claimed four friends. His younger, disgruntled Goth co-worker, Bethany Twain, discovers Roger's diary one day, and lays down a supreme challenge for them both - to write diary entries to each other, while neither is allowed to acknowledge the other around the store. Some strong language. 2007.
By Stanley Elkin. 1998
Look who's on the "Dick Gibson Radio Show": Bernie Perk, the burning pharmacist, Henry Harper, the nine-year old orphan millionaire,… terrified of being adopted, an evil hypnotist, swindlers, con-men - and Dick Gibson himself. Anticipating talk radio and its crazed hosts, Elkin creates a comic world held together by American manias and maniacs in all their forms, and a character who perfectly understands what Americans want and gives it to them. 1998.
By P. G. Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. 1982
By Plum Sykes. 2006
Young Manhattanite Sylvia Mortimer can't help noticing that her friends "put almost as much effort into losing husbands as they… once did into finding them." Lauren, the most recent to discard hers, has just had a champagne-fuelled divorce party. Although Sylvia is the blissful newlywed of the pack, her husband has started spending weeks away in Paris without her, and has hired a sleek temptress as his assistant. While Lauren happily changes boyfriends as often as shoes, Sylvia nervously wonders if she will be the next debutante divorcée. 2006.
By John R Erickson. 1982
Humorous yarns about cowboys, roping cattle and other facets of modern ranch life as told by a cowboy, a cowboy's… wife, a couple of cow horses and a cow dog. 1982.
By Lauren Weisberger. 2003
Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job "a million girls would die for." Hired as… the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts "Prada! Armani! Versace!" at every turn, a world populated by impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women, and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. Some strong language. 2003.
By Rachel Cusk. 1999
Twenty-nine-year-old Stella Benson--ditching family, job, and London flat--escapes to the country as an au pair to a disabled teenager. The… eccentric Madden family intrigues Stella. She gradually begins to like her antagonistic charge, Martin, who tries his best to uncover Stella's secrets. Strong language. 1999.