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By Rosanna Ley. 2016
From the #1 Kindle Bestseller comes an exotic tale of love, family and friendship'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat'The ultimate… feel-good read' - Candis'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best**********Cuba, 1958Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he's the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to fight in Castro's army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana, when the music of the rumba still calls to her?England, 2012Grace has a troubled relationship with her father, whom she blames for her beloved mother's untimely death. And this year more than ever she could do with a shoulder to cry on - Grace's career is in flux, she isn't sure she wants the baby her husband is so desperate to have and, worst of all, she's begun to develop feelings for their best friend Theo. Theo is a Cuban born magician but even he can't make Grace's problems disappear. Is the passion Grace feels for Theo enough to risk her family's happiness?********SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY:'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer
By Jakob Ejersbo. 2009
Revolution is a collection of eleven short stories that act as a vital bridge between the novels Exile and Liberty.But… it is also so much more than that. Ejersbo had a remarkable and unaffected talent for getting inside the heads of his characters: Moses, a worker in a Tanzanite mine who lives in hope of striking it rich; Sofie, a Greenlander who joins a French conman on his trip around the world; Rachel, who tries to make a life for herself in a city where everyone sees her as a whore in waiting.You feel that Ejerbso could have written from the heart of every person living in Tanzania; and that you could go on reading them forever.
By Jakob Ejersbo. 2009
Two young men from very different backgrounds.Christian is the son of Danish ex-pats; Marcus works as a house boy for… a Swedish family, hoping they will eventually take him back to Europe with them.Their friendship defines a divided continent.When they decide to go into business together--a teenage dream of playing at discos--they unwittingly set a collision course. But will it be love or money that tears the two apart?Spanning a decade from the dawn of the 1980s, the story of Marcus and Christian's dissolving friendship plays out amid a vast cast of characters, all fighting to make their way in a country defined by corruption. As the Tanzanian authorities and European aid agencies compete to line their own pockets, the rise of 'the disease' threatens to lay waste to an already stricken continent.
By Jakob Ejersbo. 2009
For the vagabond pack of ex-pat Europeans, Indian Tanzanians and wealthy Africans at Moshi's International School, it's all about getting… high, getting drunk and getting laid. Their parents--drug dealers, mercenaries and farmers gone to seed--are too dead inside to give a damn.Outwardly free but empty at heart, privileged but out of place, these kids are lost, trapped in a land without hope. They can try to get out, but something will always drag them back--where can you go when you believe in nothing and belong to nowhere?
By Herman Melville. 2007
Melvilles continuing adventures in the South Seasnow for the first time in Penguin Classics Following the commercial and critical success… of Typee, Herman Melville continued his series of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian term for a rover, or someone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous events aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and is based on Melvilles personal experiences as a crew member on a ship sailing the Pacific. From recruiting among the natives for sailors to handling deserters and even mutiny, Melville gives a first-person account of life as a sailor during the nineteenth century filled with colorful characters and vivid descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia. .
By Gail Hartman, Harvey Stevenson. 1993
Maps -- they help you get where you want to go. People use road maps to find their way. These… maps show miles of highways that point out the right direction. But what about the crow? What kind of map does he use? Or the eagle, the rabbit, the horse, and the sea gull? What's on their maps?
By Andrea Gardiner, Morgane Raignault. 2016
Éloges pour les récits d'Andrea Gardiner : « Ce qui ressort avec clarté, c'est la détermination d'Andrea de faire la… différence. » Life and Work Magazine, février 2013 « Il est difficile de déposer ce livre... C'est l'histoire fascinante et inspirante d'une véritable aventurière. » Jeff Lucas, auteur, orateur, animateur « C'est un livre fantastique à que je conseillerais de lire à toute personne ayant soif d'humanité... Une fois que vous aurez commencé à lire ce livre, vous n'aurez plus jamaism envie de le reposer. » Woman Alive Bookclub Éloge pour « Les aventures de Tamarita Rachel » : « Andrea est une missionnaire médicale en Équateur. Les enfants adoreront les aventures décrites dans ce livre, mais ils apprendront aussi à quel point la vie est différente pour les enfants grandissant dans des pays plus pauvres. C'est une introduction bien pensée aux problèmes auxquels sont confrontés de tels enfants et un avant-goût sensible du parrainage des enfants. » Jennifer Rees Larcombe, auteur, oratrice
By Mia Couto, David Brookshaw. 2009
Mwanito was eleven when he saw a woman for the first time, and the sight so surprised him he burst… into tears. Mwanito has been living in a former big-game park for eight years. The only people he knows are his father, his brother, an uncle, and a servant. He's been told that the rest of the world is dead, that all roads are sad, that they wait for an apology from God. In the place his father calls Jezoosalem, Mwanito has been told that crying and praying are the same thing. Both, it seems, are forbidden.The eighth novel by the internationally bestselling Mia Couto, The Tuner of Silences is the story of Mwanito's struggle to reconstruct a family history that his father is unable to discuss. With the young woman's arrival in Jezoosalem, however, the silence of the past quickly breaks down, and both his father's story and the world are heard once more.The Tuner of Silences has been published to acclaim in more than half a dozen countries. Now in its first English translation, this story of an African boy's quest for the truth endures as a magical, humanizing confrontation between one child and the legacy of war.
By Irina Bogatyreva, Igor Savelyev, Tatiana Mazepina. 2011
These stories take the reader along the endless roads of central Russia, the Urals, the Altai, Siberia, and beyond. In… energetic and vivid prose they depict all sorts of curious Russian types: exotic adventures in far-flung places, the complex psychological relationships that develop on the road, and these hitchhikers' inexplicable passion for tramping.<P><P> "In via veritas" is their motto. The authors are all winners of the Debut Prize, and will present the book at BEA in 2012 in New York.Irina Bogatyreva lives in Moscow. She has won several prizes, including the Debut, for her novel AUTO-STOP. She has several published books to her credit.Tatiana Mazepina is the latest Debut Prize winner. She is a member of the Society of Free Travellers. She works as a journalist and writes on religious matters.Igor Savelyev lives in Ufa (Bashkiria) where he works as a crime reporter. He is the winner of the Debut Prize and several other prizes.
By Mikhail Levitin. 2012
"The picture resembles a Chagall painting. . . . Or perhaps this anti-autobiography is meant to satirize the old Russian… question 'Who is to blame?' with the Jewish answer: Me."--The Times Literary Supplement In the title novella the hero, after a marital infidelity, takes his family to Paris hoping to win his beautiful wife's forgiveness.
By Andrea Gardiner, Valeria Iacobelli. 2015
Recensioni del libro di Andrea Gardiner: "Quello che traspare è la determinazione di Andrea di fare la differenza". Life and… Work Magazine Feb 2013. "Non è facile mettere giù questo libro... È il racconto affascinante e avvincente di una vera amante delle avventure". Jeff Lucas, autore, speaker e giornalista radiofonico. "É un libro stupefacente, che vorrei invitare chiunque abbia un cuore a leggere... Impossibile smettere di leggere una volta che si è cominciato". Woman Alive Bookclub. Recensioni del libro "Le avventure di Tamarita Rachel": "Andrea è un medico missionario in Ecuador. I bambini ameranno le avventure descritte nel suo libro, ma impareranno contemporaneamente com'è diversa la vita per i bambini nei Paesi più poveri del mondo. È un'introduzione ben realizzata che illustra i problemi di questi bambini per sensibilizzare sul tema delle adozioni a distanza". Jennifer Rees Larcombe, autrice e speaker.
By Dick Cluster, Mylene Fernández Pintado. 2011
"Mylene Fernandez offers us a magnificent gift. Her story of lost love and the difficult pursuit of literature is at… the same time an X-ray of life in Havana, set in a present where glimpses of the future have not yet arrived."-Leonardo Padura, author of The Man Who Loved Dogs and the Mario Conde novels of HavanaIn contemporary Havana, "Do I stay or do I go?" is always the question, and love doesn't necessarily conquer all.A cautious, reserved professor of Spanish Literature, Marian has no idea that her quiet life is about to be turned upside down. When she's asked to review the work of a young, ambitious first-time novelist, she meets Daniel, and their love affair leads her to question both the choices she's made so far in her life and the opportunities she might yet still have.Theirs is the story of an intense and impossible love, set in today's Havana, a city where there can be no plans, where chance is the order of the day and a fierce sense of loyalty and pride coexists with the desire to live beyond the island's isolation."The fresh panorama of Cuban society today is painted without taboos or constraints, with a faith in human possibilities, and above all with a courage that stems from what is most legitimate and durable in ourselves."-Nancy Morejón, author of Looking Within: Selected Poems and Piedra Pulida"A Corner of the World is about desires and dreams, and, of course, about love."-Achy Obejas, author of Days of Awe and Ruins"Like the best of Truman Capote, another master of the short novel, Mylene Fernández gives us a cast of unforgettable characters: contradictory, complex, and human."-Fernando Pérez, director of Suite Habana, Life Is to Whistle, and Madagascar"To read this book is to encounter one of the best and most intimate works of Cuban literature of the 21st century."-Mabel Cuesta, author of Cuba post-soviética: un cuerpo narrado en clave de mujer"A sad, erotic, tender, and sometimes ironic tale of passion and desertion. ... the city becomes a co-protagonist, a confidante, a point of departure and return, and of waiting."--Senel Paz, novelist and screenwriter of Strawberry and Chocolate, Things I Left in Havana, and In the Sky with Diamondsd. It's for readers curious about the interior adventures of their fellow human beings, adventures that come with literary pleasures and an alchemy of fiction and life."--Senel Paz, novelist and screen writer (Strawberry and Chocolate, Waiting List, Things I Left in Havana, and In the Sky with Diamonds)Mylene Fernández-Pintado's novels have won the Italo Calvino Prize and Cuba's Critics' Award. She currently lives between Havana and Lugano, Switzerland. This is the first of her works to be translated into English.
By Marlon James. 2005
"A powerful first novel . . . Writing with assurance and control, James uses his small-town drama to suggest the… larger anguish of a postcolonial society struggling for its own identity."--New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)"Elements coalesce in a Jamaican stew spicier than jerk chicken. First novelist James moves effortlessly between lyrical patois and trenchant observations . . . It's 150-proof literary rum guaranteed to intoxicate and enchant. Highly recommended."--Library Journal (*starred* review)This stunning debut novel tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957 with language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy and a richness reminiscent of early Toni Morrison.Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, a New York Times Editors' Choice, was released in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim. Currently a professor of literature and creative writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, he divides his time between Jamaica, New York City, and the Twin Cities.
By Clifford Landers, Tony Bellotto. 2016
"The latest installment of Akashic's geographically wide-ranging mystery series lands in Rio de Janeiro, a city whose famous imagery--the massive… statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf mountain, the beautiful beaches--constitutes the public face of the city, but behind lurks a 'world of shadows, blood, intrigue, violence, hideouts, and mystery'...A good introduction to writers of the region and to the dark side of a very sunny place."--Booklist"As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 summer Olympics amid fears of the Zika virus, this anthology of 14 dark and violent short stories set in the Brazilian city might give prospective visitors more reasons to be concerned...A solid addition to Akashic's acclaimed noir series."--Publishers WeeklyAkashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.Brand-new stories by: Tony Bellotto, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, MV Bill, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Guilherme Fiuza, Arthur Dapieve, Victoria Saramago, Arnaldo Bloch, Adriana Lisboa, Alexandre Fraga dos Santos, Marcelo Ferroni, Flávio Carneiro, Raphael Montes, and Luis Fernando Verissimo. All stories translated from Portuguese by Clifford Landers (Coelho's The Alchemist, etc.).From the introduction by Tony Bellotto:"The images of Rio de Janeiro are well known: high rises aligned along white sandy beaches, a blue sea, freshwater lakes, and luxuriant forests that stretch through winding mountains of stone...the open arms of Christ the Redeemer blessing a happy, cordial, mixed-race people ever ready to dance a samba or offer a welcoming smile to the tourists who move about in the streets admiring beautiful women shimmying nude atop floats in Carnival parades...Opa!This is not a tourist guide. The city revealed in this book is a different Rio. Even though famous landscapes are present in the pages of Rio Noir, what is exposed here is a world of shadows, blood, intrigue, violence, hideouts, and mystery (and also of humor, of course, as is necessary with any undertaking involving Cariocas)...Whether we have succeeded in deciphering an enigma with the dramas of our procurers, card readers, colonels, cops, traffickers, socialites, slum dwellers, embezzlers, tourists, brokers, detectives, journalists, politicians, assassins, editors, outlaws, travelers, coup plotters, writers, lovers, and everyday citizens, I don't know. But we have surely added a large shadow to the sunny landscape of this wonderful city."
By Anthony C. Winkler. 2008
Every country if she s lucky gets the Mark Twain she deserves and Winkler is ours … bristling with savage Jamaican wit heart-stopping compassion and jaw-dropping humor all at once --Marlon James author of John Crow s DevilWith his characteristic outrageousness Anthony C Winkler defies taboos and subverts conventional thinking in this entertaining thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting novel Anthony C Winkler was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1942 and is widely recognized as one of the island s finest and most hilarious exports His Caribbean classic The Lunatic Akashic Books was turned into a feature film and his last novel Dog War was published in May 2007 by Akashic He lives with his wife in Atlanta Georgia
By Max Brand. 2017
“Thunder and Lightning” is the story of two men, Soapy Almayer and Jimmy Clarges. When they go to work in… a lumber camp, their extraordinary strength and the speed that they work leads to their being called Thunder and Lightning. Then one man, afraid to fight either, is crafty enough to use Rosita Alvarado to cause them to fight each other … to the death.“Legend of the Golden Coyote” is the story of a wild coyote, known far and wide for his unusual golden coat. Crafty and ferocious, he will confront even a timber wolf. But he also has a special relationship with a man and his daughter: the girl loves him and the man has spared his life when he might have killed him. When a terrible forest fire threatens them all, the golden coyote faces the painful choice between saving one of his own offspring and leading the human to safety.
By Michael Zimmer. 2012
Mase Campbell has earned a reputation as a skilled wagon master, heading up freight trains for Kavanaugh Freight. Then one… night in 1874 in Corinne, Utah Territory, he is stopped in the street by someone asking him for a match, and shot to death. Those who saw the murder either do not come forward or admit no knowledge. Buck McCready, captured at ten years of age by Indians, rescued by Mase, and raised by him, wants to find out who killed Mase and why. But there is not time for investigation because Jock Kavanaugh, owner of the freight line, has committed to a freight wagon race from Corinne to Virginia City and he needs Buck to replace Mase as wagon master. Buck believes that Mase was murdered because of the competition and that the murderer will probably be on the train. Buck is right about one thing: someone in the wagon crew is willing to do whatever is necessary to see the Kavanaugh venture fail.
By Johnny D Boggs. 2012
"Boggs is among the best Western writers at work today. He writes with depth, flavor, and color.” -BooklistYoung Comanches Daniel… Killstraight and Charles Flint have been called to Texas. Captain Pratt will be giving a talk on the transformations brought about by the Carlisle Industrial School, of which Killstraight and Flint are shining examples. They’ll be joining a Comanche delegation led by Quanah Parker, who will be negotiating grasslands leases-until blown-out gas lamps in Quanah Parker’s room kill a Comanche chief and put Parker in a coma.But the question of who tried to murder Quanah Parker is not an easy one. He had many enemies among both native and white men. Daniel attempts to unravel the mystery while fulfilling his original purpose in Texas-to support Captain Pratt’s talk. But he doesn’t know who to trust, especially as the list of suspects begins to dwindle.Will Killstraight figure out who is after Quanah Parker? Can the land disputes of the People be resolved? And will justice be served by the anti-Indian townspeople? Find out in Johnny D. Boggs’s novel Kill the Indian.
By Peter Dawson. 2011
Can Frank Rivers clear his name of his father’s murder?Frank Rivers had served four years in the penitentiary for the… murder of his father in the commission of a stagecoach robbery. There had been a witness that could not be found at the time of the trial but whose testimony four years later was sufficient for Rivers to receive a full pardon.But for Rivers the matter is scarcely ended. He wants to find the real culprits behind the crime. His search leads him to Ute Springs where he immediately comes to the notice of Sheriff Jim Echols, who believes that Rivers committed the crime and that he bribed his way into being granted a pardon. When Rivers witnesses the murder of his prime suspect, he has a tough decision to make. Flee and be blamed or stay and be blamed.Rider on the Buckskin once again shows off Dawson’s writing chops, justifying his reputation as one of the most respected Western writers of all time.
By Johnny D Boggs. 2015
"Boggs is among the best Western writers at work today. He writes with depth, flavor, and color.” -Booklist"Boggs' narrative voice… captures the old-fashioned style of the past.”-Publishers WeeklyAfter visiting his late mother's people on the Mescalero reservation, Comanche tribal policeman Daniel Killstraight waits to catch a train home when local cowboys bring disturbing news: an Chiricahua Apache has brutally murdered a teenage girl in the railroad town of Deming-and a bunch of locals plan on lynching him.Killstraight has no jurisdiction in this territory. He knows nothing about Deming, the murdered girl, or the accused killer; and he doesn't really care much for Apaches anyway. Yet, still heartbroken over the death of his beloved Rain Shower, he is in no hurry to return home. So he hops on a train to Deming to help a fellow Indian.However, once he arrives Killstraight learns that the man in jail isn’t really an Apache. Francis Groves, is a brooding, embittered, binge-drinking white man who had lived with the Chiricahuas and was known as "Walking Man." He had once been an excellent tracker who scouted and interpreted for the Army during the last of the Apache wars, but has had nothing to live for sinceh is wife and daughter were murdered by Mexican scalp hunters. Killstraight sets out to prove Groves innocent-in a town that hates Indians and where he has few allies and many enemies-all the while with this thought in the back of his mind: What if Groves is really guilty?Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction that takes place in the old West. Westerns-books about outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians-are a genre in which we publish regularly. Our list includes international bestselling authors like Zane Gray and Louis L’Amour, and many more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.