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By Terry Goodkind. 2003
Continuing the saga from "The Pillars of Creation", Lord Richard Rahl with his wife, Kahlan, and his newly found half-sister,… Jennsen, journey through a barren land. They are tracked by huge birds of prey, harbingers of peril. Violence. Followed by "Chainfire". 2003.
By Dennis Lehane. 2001
Sean, Jimmy, and Dave were eleven when Dave was briefly abducted from a Boston slum. Twenty-five years later, ex-con Jimmy's… daughter is murdered and Dave becomes a suspect. Sean, now a homicide detective, is assigned to the case. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller. 2001.
By Stephen King. 1991
In the small town of Castle Rock, strange Leland Gaunt sets up a curio shop called "Needful Things" where people… can buy anything they desire -- for a price! Some violence and strong language. 1991.
By Thomas Berger. 1980
Harrowing and comic fantasy about middle-class America. The lives of 49-year-old Earl Keese, a somewhat pudgy, ordinary fellow, and his… wife Enid, are turned upside down when Harry and Ramona move in next to them. Strong language. 1980.
By Barry Miles, William Burroughs, James Grauerholz. 2009
Told by an Ivy League-educated narcotics addict, Naked Lunch juxtaposes two journeys: the narrator's physical progress from America to North… Africa, via Mexico, and a terrifying descent into his own altered consciousness. In this "Interzone", loosely based on Burroughs' temporary home Tangier, sex, drugs and murder are the most basic of commodities, and the basest desires have become completely banal. Strong language, descriptions of sex, and descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Julia Child, Alex Prud'Homme. 2006
The chef who changed America's culinary habits writes about the years after World War II that she spent in France.… Julia Child recalls the difficulty of being an American in a French cooking school and the hard-won publication of her book on French cooking for Americans. Some strong language. 2006.
By Miles Franklin. 1980
It is the 1890s. Sybylla, trapped in drudgery on her father's farm, loves the wild Australian outback and its way… of life, but hates the bitter constraints which will always be her lot as a woman. She longs for beauty - to read, to think, to sing - but most of all to do great things, to have a "brilliant career" as a writer. 1980.
By Christy Brown. 2003
Christy Brown was born with cerebral palsy, but inside the baby lay the brilliantly imaginative and sensitive mind of a… writer who one day would take his place among the giants of Irish literature. This is his story: how he fought to learn to read, write, paint and finally type with the toe of his left foot. That was how he wrote his bestseller "Down all the days". 2003.
By Gerald Durrell. 1980
When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family… would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. 1980.
By Stephen King, Nadine Gassie, Océane Bies. 2015
" En 2009, dans le Midwest, alors que des centaines de chômeurs font la queue à l'entrée d'un salon de… la recherche d'emploi, une Mercedes entre à toute allure dans la foule et fuit après avoir tué huit personnes. Un an plus tard, Bill Hodges, policier à la retraite, reçoit une lettre du conducteur, toujours en liberté, qui le mène dans un vaste jeu du chat et de la souris. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Mr. Mercedes.
By William Shakespeare. 1996
The proud would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick circle each other warily, and as they draw closer and closer to their… inevitable union, their scathing witticisms and sly innuendoes reach a feverish intensity that befits the passionate longing they both vainly seek to deny. First publicly acted prior to 1600. c1996.
By William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine, Barbara A Mowat. 1995
First performed in 1598, this comedy in five acts concerns two pairs of lovers. Before Hero and Claudio can find… happiness together, they must sort out the complications of Don John's false accusations. Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedick match wits and fall in love. Includes notes and explanatory essays. 1995.
By Agatha Christie. 1939
Shortly after an elderly lady realizes that a series of "accidental" deaths are not accidents, she becomes the next victim.… Her confidant, Luke Fitzwilliam, is determined to end the ghoulish chain of murders. 1939.
By Ruth Rendell. 1972
By Alexander McCall Smith, Élisabeth Kern. 2003
Divorcée d'un mari trompettiste porté sur la bouteille, Precious Ramotswe a choisi de refaire sa vie avec un gentleman garagiste… nommé J.L.B Matekoni. Mais ce batifolage amoureux ne comble pas le désir d'aventure de cette bouillonnante Lady. Un beau jour, l'inénarrable "Mma" se jette à l'eau et ouvre à Gabarone, capitale du Botswana, un bureau d'un nouveau genre : la première agence de détectives strictement au féminin. En compagnie de son assistante, Mma Makutsi, Precious Ramotswe déclare la guerre aux belles-filles têtues, aux maris en fuite et aux escrocs sans vergogne. Quelques descriptions de violence. 2006, c2003. Titre uniforme: No 1 ladies's detective agency.
By Alphonse De Chateaubriant. 1921
By Lloyd Jones. 2008
Thirteen-year-old Matilda watches as all the foreigners flee her homeland - all but one, the white man Mr. Watts. Amidst… the ruins of the town schoolhouse, Watts reads Dickens' 'Great Expectations' to the children, thus sparking their imaginations and giving them hope in a chaotic world. 2008.
By Herman Melville. 1987
Sailor Ishmael narrates this allegory of human potential and limitations. Seeking adventure, Ishmael signs on as a harpooner with Captain… Ahab’s whaling ship. Once at sea, the crew discovers that, despite dire warnings from other ships and a prophet, Captain Ahab is obsessed with killing Moby Dick, the white whale responsible for his missing leg. 1987.
By Judith Krantz. 1982
Covering the period from the 1920's to the present, the novel focuses on French painter Julien Mistral, and the three… women who influence his life. Some explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 1983, C1982.
By Michael Lewis. 2003
Author of "The New New Thing" describes how Billy Beane, general manager of baseball's Oakland Athletics, came in first place… in the American League West in 2002. Examines Beane's use of computers, statistics, and scouting to achieve success despite a minor league budget. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.