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By Elena Poniatowska. 2001
Una novela de la ganadora del Premio Cervantes 2013 Elena Poniatowska, que fue merecedora del IV Premio Alfaguara de Novela.…«Mamá, ¿allá atrás se acaba el mundo?» Esta frase abre camino a una historia fascinante: la de un hombre de enorme talento destinado a desentrañar los misterios de la astronomía. Lorenzo de Tena, rebelde e inconformista, deberá luchar contra las desigualdades sociales, las trampas burocráticas y las tentaciones políticas para ver realizada su vocación. Pero los mayores retos de su búsqueda no vendrán de la ciencia sino de la cara más oculta de las personas, la que esconde las pasiones y los sentimientos. Una novela que, como un telescopio, nos acerca a los desafíos más inalcanzables: las estrellas y el amor. Reseñas:«Elena Poniatowska, aguda observadora de la realidad que le rodea, nos ofrece en esta obra lo mejor de su literatura que, no en vano, le ha llevado a alcanzar el preciado galardón [el Premio Cervantes] solo reservado a un selecto elenco de Escritores, aquellos quemerecen por su trayectoriaescribirse con mayúsculas.»Maria Eugenia Delso, ICN «Está escrito con impecable oficio y los diálogos, plenos de mexicanismos, muestran el dominio del registro lingüístico, de su riqueza verbal. Nadie puede dudar de la eficacia expresiva de esta notable escritora mexicana.»Joaquín Marco, El Cultural de El Mundo
By Jill Shalvis. 2019
"A book to savor--and share." --Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling AuthorThe New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day…Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California...Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep. Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
By Juan José Millás. 2003
Desde los adúlteros vocacionales hasta los aficionados que pecan casi sin proponérselo, todos encuentran lugar en estos siete magníficos cuentos.…«No hay estadísticas fiables sobre el número de adulterios que se cometen en el mundo cada hora, cada minuto, cada segundo, pero son tantos que casi estamos a punto de afirmar que la base del matrimonio es el adulterio. Más aún: la base sobre la que se sostiene la realidad es el adulterio.» Sirvan estas palabras escritas por Juan José Millás en el prólogo al volumen publicado en 2003 bajo el título Cuentos de adúlteros desorientados, como presentación y explicación de estos siete relatos. El talento y el ingenio irrepetibles de Millás se conjugan aquí para consolarnos del duro trabajo de seguir viviendo (y adulterando).
By Meg Mitchell Moore. 2020
From the author of The Islanders comes a warm, witty and suspenseful novel filled with small-town secrets, summer romance, big…time lies and spiked seltzer, in the vein of Liane Moriarty.Truth: Sherri Griffin and her daughter, Katie, have recently moved to the idyllic beach town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Rebecca Coleman, widely acknowledged former leader of the Newburyport Mom Squad (having taken a step back since her husband’s shocking and tragic death eighteen months ago), has made a surprising effort to include these newcomers in typically closed-group activities. Rebecca’s teenage daughter Alexa has even been spotted babysitting Katie.Truth: Alexa has time on her hands because of a recent falling-out with her longtime best friends for reasons no one knows—but everyone suspects have to do with Alexa’s highly popular and increasingly successful YouTube channel. Katie Griffin, who at age 11 probably doesn’t need a babysitter anymore, can’t be left alone because she has terrifying nightmares that don’t seem to jibe with the vague story Sherri has floated about the “bad divorce” she left behind in Ohio. Rebecca Coleman has been spending a lot of time with Sherri, it’s true, but she’s also been spending time with someone else she doesn’t want the Mom Squad to know about just yet.Lie: Rebecca Coleman doesn’t have a new man in her life, and definitely not someone connected to the Mom Squad. Alexa is not seeing anyone new herself and is planning on shutting down her YouTube channel in advance of attending college in the fall. Sherri Griffin’s real name is Sherri Griffin, and a bad divorce is all she’s running from.A blend of propulsive thriller and gorgeous summer read, Two Truths and a Lie reminds us that happiness isn’t always a day at the beach, some secrets aren’t meant to be shared, and the most precious things are the people we love.
By Gabriel García Márquez. 1967
Por primera vez en eBook, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes de nuestro siglo, un referente imprescindible de la…vida y la narrativa latinoamericanas. «Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo. Macondo era entonces una aldea de veinte casas de barro y cañabrava construidas a la orilla de un río de aguas diáfanas que se precipitaban por un lecho de piedras pulidas, blancas y enormes como huevos prehistóricos. El mundo era tan reciente, que muchas cosas carecían de nombre, y para mencionarlas había que señalarlas con el dedo.» Con estas palabras empieza la novela ya legendaria en los anales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes de nuestro siglo. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobel deLiteratura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso «boca a boca» -como gusta decir al escritor- son la más palpable demostración de que la aventura fabulosa de la familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldías, descubrimientos y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y la historia, la tragedia y el amor del mundo entero. Pablo Neruda dijo... «El Quijote de nuestro tiempo.»
By Andrea Beaty. 2020
Pedro Perfecto es un arquitecto en su esencia: cuando no está haciendo casas con comida, su cabeza está en las…nubes, soñando con el diseño. Así que queda totalmente impresionado cuando la tía Bernice de Ada Twist hereda una vieja casa del magnate de los helados Herbert Sherbert que está llena de innumerables habitaciones de todos sus períodos arquitectónicos favoritos. Pero algo no anda bien. . . Todo el mundo dice que la casa está embrujada, y parece que varias antigüedades con un valor incalculable, que supuestamente ayudarían a la tía Bernice a pagar el mantenimiento de la casa, han desaparecido. Si no pueden encontrar esas antigüedades, la tía Bernice podría perder la casa para siempre. ¡Se necesitarán todos los conocimientos de arquitectura de Pedro y la ayuda de los otros interrogadores, Rosie Revere, Ada Twist y Sofia Valdez, para resolver el misterio y encontrar el tesoro!
By Ivy Pochoda. 2017
“Destined to be a classic L.A. novel.”—Michael ConnellyWhen a teen runs away from his father’s mysterious commune, he sets in…motion a domino effect that will connect six characters desperate for hope and love, set across the sun-bleached canvas of Los Angeles.From the acclaimed author of Visitation Street, a visionary portrait of contemporary Los Angeles in all its facets, from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific, from the 110 to Skid Row.During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls.There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city.Wonder Valley is a swirling mix of angst, violence, heartache, and yearning—a masterpiece by a writer on the rise.
By Melanie Rae Thon. 2000
With a lyrical beauty that reverberates off every page, Sweet Hearts tells the tale of a brother and sister that…is as haunting as it is majestic Sixteen-year-old Flint Zimmer escapes juvenile detention, hitchhikes 612 miles across Montana, and arrives home, trailing "bad weather and bad luck," to be reunited with his half sister, ten-year-old Cecile, the only person he trusts and loves. Together they terrorize a local doctor and steal their mother's car, then strike out alone on a desperate journey south to the Crow Indian Reservation, where their ancestors once lived--and where Flint's rage and fear will erupt into irrevocable violence.
By Bernard Evslin. 2013
The legendary voyage of one of Greek mythology's greatest heroesUlysses is the sharpest tactician among the Greeks and the brains…behind the Trojan Horse, the ruse that fooled the Trojans and led to the end of the ten-year Trojan War. The Greeks have won, and Ulysses finally sails for home, his ships loaded with treasure. But his journey will be a long and arduous one. He has greatly angered Poseidon, god of the sea, who in his wrath awakens monsters of the deep. Now Ulysses must battle his way home through the worst perils imaginable. In an epic, decade-long journey, Ulysses matches wits and strength with the man-eating Sirens, a Cyclops, the witch-goddess Circe, and a slew of other deadly foes. His wife and son, meanwhile, desperately seek news of him, but begin to believe he was lost at sea. Will they wait for his return, or will his wife remarry?
By Melanie Rae Thon. 1990
Charged by lyrical prose and vivid evocations of a more-than-human world, Meteors in August proves itself a magnificent debut, a…tale of despair and salvation in all their many forms Lizzie Macon is seven when her father drives a Native American named Red Elk out of their valley and comes home with blood on his clothes. The following year, her older sister, Nina, cuts her head from every family photograph and runs away with Red Elk's son and their unborn child. Nina's actions have consequences no one could have predicted: jittery reverberations of violence throughout the isolated northern Montana mill town of Willis. Sparks of racial prejudice and fundamentalist fever flare until one scorching August when three cataclysmic events change the town--and Lizzie's family--forever.
By Clare Boyd. 2021
Nell is the perfect child; more beautiful and more likeable and more loveable than me. If my pretty little sister…never came home again, I&’d finally be free from the terrible secret we share…Anna is a wonderful mother. She gave up a career she loved to stay home with her children and her kind, polite daughters, Nell and Ivy, are a credit to her. As is Bay, her stepdaughter, whom Anna adores as much as her own two girls. But everything changes the day Anna&’s middle daughter&’s beauty catches the eye of a stranger in a café…Quiet, sensitive Nell doesn&’t want to have her face on a billboard for all to see. But she knows her family desperately needs the money, and perhaps it would be nice to have her mother&’s full attention for the first time since Bay arrived? Could this be the escape from her stepsister&’s twisted games Nell has been longing for?But the moment Nell steps in front of a camera, the devastating secret she and Bay have been keeping breaks the surface – and the bonds of this close-knit family forever. But with both Nell and Bay insisting they&’re innocent, can either girl really be trusted?As Anna&’s perfect blended family unravels around her, she is forced to pick a side. To save one daughter, Anna must betray another. Choosing the wrong girl will be more dangerous than anyone could ever have imagined…An unputdownable read-all-night family drama that explores the dark consequences of sibling rivalry and the heart-wrenching emotional cost of keeping secrets from those you love. Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and My Dark Vanessa. Everyone is talking about Clare Boyd: &‘Wow wow wow!… Incredibly well written and I was hooked from page one... So many twists and turns.&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘I couldn't stop reading this fabulous book. Had me on the edge of my seat until I reached the mind-blowing conclusion… I couldn't stop reading!&’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars&‘I was really taken by surprise… So much emotional turmoil, and so much suspense, it will have you sitting on the edge of your seat until the very last page.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Wow, this was unputdownable!… Highly recommend.&’ Goodreads reviewer&‘Gave me the chills, honestly!… I could not stop reading!..…
By Offutt Chris. 2018
&“A smart, rich country noir&” from the acclaimed author Kentucky Straight and The Good Brother (Stewart O&’Nan, bestselling author of Henry,…Himself). Chris Offutt is an outstanding literary talent, whose work has been called &“lean and brilliant&” (The New York Times Book Review) and compared by reviewers to Tobias Wolff, Ernest Hemingway, and Raymond Carver. He&’s been awarded the Whiting Writers Award for Fiction/Nonfiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, among numerous other honors. His first work of fiction in nearly two decades, Country Dark is a taut, compelling novel set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970. Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger. He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don&’t have much, they have the love of their home and each other. But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything. The story of people living off the land and by their wits in a backwoods Kentucky world of shine-runners and laborers whose social codes are every bit as nuanced as the British aristocracy, Country Dark is a novel that blends the best of Larry Brown and James M. Cain, with a noose tightening evermore around a man who just wants to protect those he loves. It reintroduces the vital and absolutely distinct voice of Chris Offutt, a voice we&’ve been missing for years. &“[A] fine homage to a pocket of the country that&’s as beautiful as it is prone to tragedy.&”—The Wall Street Journal &“A pleasure all around.&”—Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter&’s Bone
By Melanie Rae Thon. 1993
In the unforgiving vortex of the American heartland, when you have to choose, you always choose life For Iona Moon,…the open fields of the Kila Flats and the town of White Falls are centuries apart rather than the distance of a few miles. Mocked and feared by her classmates, Iona is only desirable to beautiful, brilliant Jay Tyler when they're in the backseat of Willy Hamilton's Chevy. Passion offers relief from the abuse of her older brothers and the sorrow of her mother's slow surrender to cancer. But transient pleasures do not lead to grace--and Iona discovers she must escape everything she knows before she can learn to love the ones who have harmed her. Sensual, haunting, and tender, Iona Moon is a cry for independence, a demand for respect, and a realization that all worlds are cruel in their own ways.
By Melanie Rae Thon. 1997
Winner of the 1997 Whiting Writers' Award:Taut, persistent, and brilliantly cadenced, First, Body is a testament to the breathtaking virtuosity…of Granta-acclaimed author Melanie Rae Thon Through nine searing works of fiction, Melanie Rae Thon looks to the people who live in the borderlands, turning a keen and compassionate eye to those marginalized by circumstance and transgression. Taking us from the cobblestone streets of Boston to a deserted Montana road, from dance halls to hospital morgues, these urgent tales careen between the faults of the body and those of the mind, exploring the irruption of the past through the present, the sudden accidents and misguided passions that make it impossible to return to the safe territory of a former life.
By Charles Martin. 2016
"No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far…gone. You can always come home." At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish. Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith. When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it's too late to tell her the truth about his past--and if he is ready to face it himself. A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.
By Charles Martin. 2020
A riveting new story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.Murphy Shepherd is a man…with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he&’s dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida&’s Intracoastal Waterway, Murph&’s mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past—and the ghosts who tried to bury them.With Charles Martin&’s trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story and a heartrending search for freedom.&“I&’m telling you, it&’s an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I&’ve ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world.&” —Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin&“Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he&’s done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters.&” —Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway&“In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you&’ll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles&’s books you never finish it—you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won&’t be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others.&” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling authorThe first story in a new series from Charles MartinFull-length novel (c. 110,000 words)Includes Discussion Questions for Book ClubsAlso by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
By Deborah Kent. 2006
Fourteen-year-old Eliza Carter, her twin brother Jeremy, and their older brother Ben help out in the family business, hauling farmers'…grain to market in huge Conestoga wagons. Eliza is deeply attached to Clipper, the lead horse on one of the teams. It is 1774, and tension is mounting between the King's men and the colonists in and around Philadelphia. Eliza worries that Jeremy is being drawn in by some of the local rebels. When the royal governor demands to buy one of the Carters' prized teams, Jeremy fails to deliver the horses to his mansion in Philadelphia. When Eliza sets out on Clipper to find her brother, her own loyalty is tested.
By Lisa Jewell. 2020
or The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a…young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake. <P><P>Owen Pick’s life is falling apart. In his thirties and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct—accusations he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets a charismatic and mysterious figure. <P><P>Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. He’s a bit creepy and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night. Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. <P><P>Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick. With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell’s latest thriller is another &“haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read&” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author). <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Jonathan Nasaw. 2008
The brilliant author of Fear Itself pulls readers into an intricate web of ritual killings orchestrated by an evil pair…of murderers who always manage to be one step ahead of the law. Former FBI Special Agent E.L. Pender may be retired, but he jumps at the chance to help solve a particularly gruesome series of crimes in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This is no ordinary case, seeing as the right hand on each body in the string of murders is missing. The police want to keep the existence of a serial killer under wraps; they hope to solve the crime before a stampede sets in. Meanwhile, Pender is convinced the killer must be the husband of the last victim and sets out to capture him -- but he's only partly right. The husband is connected to the case, but the real murderers are a cunning husband-and-wife team of archeologists who believe that if they breathe in their victim's last breath they will live forever. Never before has Pender come up against such savvy, diabolical opponents. From one trail of dead ends to another, readers will feel Pender's fever to prevent more murders from occurring...and his sheer panic when he can't. Twenty-Seven Bones is that most quintessential of thrilling reads, providing a visceral experience of chills and excitement on every page.
By Kristy Woodson Harvey. 2020
A Spring 2020 Okra Pick Parade&’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020 SheKnows&’ 10 of the Most Anticipated Books…Coming in 2020 Mary Kay Andrews&’ Reading Challenge Women&’s Fiction Pick Working Mother&’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms From &“the next major voice in Southern fiction&” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd-couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. It&’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin&’ is easy. Unless, that is, you&’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington&’s summer isn&’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray&’s kindness, Diana&’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana&’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.