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Maigret et l'inspecteur malgracieux (Maigret, Livre 53) by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

Maigret et l'inspecteur Malgracieux est une nouvelle policière de Georges Simenon écrit à Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson (Québec), au Canada en mai 1946.
L'œuvre est publiée pour l. a. première fois en 1947 dans le recueil éponyme, Maigret et l'Inspecteur malgracieux.

Un soir, au commonplace de Police-Secours, Maigret, qui attend un coup de téléphone, est venu tenir compagnie à son neveu. Une pastille s'allume sur le grand plan de Paris qui couvre tout un mur de l. a. salle: quelqu'un vient de briser l. a. vitre de l'appareil de secours placé à l'angle de los angeles rue Caulaincourt et de l. a. rue Lamarck. Or, on entend une détonation, puis une voix qui lance une injure contre l. a. police. Maigret se souvient alors qu'un même fait s'était produit six mois plus tôt, et le commissaire, frappé de l. a. coïncidence, se rend sur les lieux.

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

Jane Austen's final accomplished novel, Persuasion is a pleasant social satire of England's landed gentry and a relocating story of fans separated via type differences. After years aside, single Anne Elliot, the heroine Jane Austen known as "almost too strong for me," encounters the speeding naval officer others persuaded her to reject, as he now courts the rash and more youthful Louisa Musgrove. fantastically drawn, those characters and people of Anne's prideful father, Sir Walter, the scheming Mrs. Clay, and the duplicitous William Elliot, inheritor to Kellynch corridor, develop into luminously alive—so a lot in order that the poet Tennyson, traveling old Lyme Regis, the place a pivotal scene happens, exclaimed: "Don't check with me of the Duke of Monmouth. exhibit me the precise spot the place Louisa Musgrove fell!"
Tender, nearly grave, Persuasion bargains a glimpse into Jane Austen's personal center whereas it magnificently monitors the complete adulthood of her literary energy.

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Lost Son by M. Allen Cunningham

By M. Allen Cunningham

Spanning western Europe from 1875 to 1917 and offering a gothic old Paris that subverts our outdated assumptions concerning the urban of sunshine, M. Allen Cunningham's new novel brings a brooding surroundings and human complexity to an intimate and resourceful portrait of 1 of the main uniquely delicate artists of his time, a poet whose bizarre youth and hard youth will either fascinate and maybe support clarify his choice to stick real to his creative imaginative and prescient at nearly any price. here's Rainer Maria Rilke within the grip of his maximum inventive fight: lifestyles itself.

Rilke's gripping emotional drama as baby, lover, husband, father, protégé, misfit soldier, and wanderer is framed via a haunted younger determine, a researcher who, a century later, feels forced to track Rilke's itinerant footsteps and people of Rilke's fictional modify ego, the bewitched poet Malte Laurids Brigge. the result's an exploration of the ceaselessly imperfect loyalties we are facing in paintings and existence, the probably immeasurable distances which can separate lifestyles and artwork, and the generational tensions among masters and admirers.

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Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and by Robert Sullivan

By Robert Sullivan

Youngsters have believed the legend ceaselessly: On one precise night every year a jolly outdated elf (with a flavor for pink matches) and 8 tiny reindeer (plus one with a crimson nostril) fly all evening lengthy to convey presents around the globe. in fact, strong proof abounds - from scientists, historians, Arctic explorers and different specialists - that this isn't a legend in any respect, and that the youngsters were correct all alongside. In Flight of the Reindeer, Robert Sullivan has amassed a wealth of proof, together with images, illustrations and eyewitness bills, either outdated and new, to give the wonderous tale of The Christmas venture.

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Town Burning by Thomas Williams

By Thomas Williams

John Cotter returns reluctantly to the boastful New England city from the place he had escaped through the G.I. invoice and international examine fellowships. His older and masses hated brother Bruce is death of a mind tumor, and his possessive mom and surprised father asked John's presence. Upon his go back he discovers what kind of individual he should be throughout the love of a woman who made an unlucky marriage. He is also stricken by discovering and studying his brother's mystery diary, via his parents' reactions to Bruce's loss of life country, via his friendship for town bum and during the occasions top as much as and culminating within the violence and fury of a wooded area hearth.

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Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara

By Hitomi Kanehara

The Prize-Winning Cult vintage and overseas Bestseller with Over 1 Million Copies Sold

Describing an international as amoral and interesting because the landscapes of under 0 and Trainspotting, this novel a couple of younger girl residing within the violent global of Japan's underground formative years tradition is either stunning and unusually beautiful.

This story of intercourse and darkness is narrated by way of Lui, an alienated younger jap lady who turns into disastrously concerned with harmful males. Lui first meets her boyfriend Ama in a bar after discovering herself mesmerised via his forked tongue. She instantly strikes in with him and starts following him down the trail to physique amendment by way of having her tongue pierced and making plans a stunning tattoo for her again. Ama's buddy Shiba creates this beautiful tattoo and as he works on it Lui starts off a bootleg and brutal sexual courting with him. Then, after a violent come upon at the again streets of Tokyo, Ama is going lacking and Lui needs to stand up to her offerings.

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Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories by Rosamunde Pilcher

By Rosamunde Pilcher

Via thick mist and a chilly east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up on the mammoth condominium Mrs Farquhar is loss of life. Seeing Lachlan again,. Lavinia recollects her adolescence vacation trips there: swimming within the loch, the picnics, bottle-feeding the lambs down on the farm and the evenings after they danced reels. such a lot of all, she recollects Mrs Farquhar's grandson Rory. in the home, because the previous girl lies serene and lovely within the mattress she has slept in because coming domestic to Lachlan as a bride, Lavinia meets Rory once more. plants within the Rain is one in every of 16 tales, every one giving one other magical glimpse into Rosamunde Pilcher's international. the realm during which so much wish to reside for all time.

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Exile and Helplessness by Nabile Farès

By Nabile Farès

This translation of Exile and Helplessness marks the creation to the English-speaking global of Nabile Farès’ nice trilogy, los angeles Découverte du nouveau monde (The Discovery of the hot World). An experimental paintings set within the time simply after Algeria’s warfare with France, Exile and Helplessness probes problems with identity—race, gender, nationality—in the wake of ecu colonialism. The depth and self-awareness of this work—in relation to either language and the existential urgency of its content—brings Nabile Farès’ writing in the direction of the white warmth of poetry than to the narrative rest of the radical. this can be writing as enactment and never as mere illustration. The massive excitement in studying Farès’ work—a excitement that shines via in Peter Thompson’s very good translation—comes from the nomadicity of his language, the pondering and doing that occurs at any given second in all places, if we allow it. allow it take place to you; you’ll be the richer for it. —Pierre Joris, Editor of The college of California booklet of North African Literature. “You need to learn how to learn among the traces of the sky, and of the tree, within the gaps that overflow with gentle and possibility.” Peter Thompson’s nimble and evocative translation brings to English readers the oracular depth of Nabile Farès’ “multiple type of speech.” Exile and Helplessness is a dicy dialectic of prose and poetry, distance and rootedness, phrases and physique, the politics of dwelling and loss of life, of the feminine and the male, of liberation, soreness and ecstasy.

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The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany

By Alaa Al Aswany

This debatable bestselling novel within the Arab international finds the political corruption, sexual repression, spiritual extremism, and smooth hopes of Egypt today.

All demeanour of improper and fragile humanity dwell within the Yacoubian development, a once-elegant temple of artwork Deco beauty now slowly decaying within the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed "scientist of women"; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a religious younger scholar, feeling the impossible to resist pull towards fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent baby-kisser, twisting the Koran to justify his desires.

These disparate lives careen towards an explosive end in Alaa Al Aswany's amazing foreign bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this publication is a vital window directly to the adventure of loss and love within the Arab international.

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L'Auberge aux noyés (Maigret, Livre 35) by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

L'Auberge aux noyés est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon, publiée en 1938. Elle fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.

La nouvelle est écrite à Neuilly pendant l'hiver 1937-1938 ou à Porquerolles en mars 1938 . Elle connaît une première book lors d'une édition pré-originale dans l'hebdomadaire Police-Film/Police-Roman, no 29 du eleven novembre 1938.

La nouvelle est reprise dans le recueil Les Nouvelles Enquêtes de Maigret en 1944 chez Gallimard.

Le commissaire Maigret se rend à Nemours. Pendant son séjour, il se produit dans les environs un événement curieux, à propos duquel il diligente une enquête. En effet, sur los angeles direction qui lie Nemours à Montargis, non loin d'un eating place appelé L'Auberge aux Noyés, un camion heurte une voiture et l. a. précipite dans le Loing.

Lorsqu'on retire le véhicule de los angeles rivière, on ne trouve pas hint de son ou ses occupants. Par contre, dans le coffre, on fait une macabre découverte : une femme, los angeles gorge tranchée, y est enfermée.

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