A new collection of short stories from the author of The Stone Diaries (winner of the Pulitzer prize) and Larry’s Party (winner of the Orange prize). All over town people are putting on their costumes; X slips into his wife’s lace-trimmed night gown and waltzes around his bedroom; Tamara is no longer the dull clerk receptionist when she wears that yellow skirt, she evolves into a stunning creature exuding passion and vitality. In ‘Weather’ a couple’s life is thrown into utter chaos when The National Association of Metereorologists go on strike — what will they wear? What will they eat? In ‘Soup du Jour’ a young boy contemplates life, the cracks in the pavement and his mother’s soup-making. Each story encapsulates the human spirit, its diversities, complexities and absurdities. Shields observes with compassion the carnival that goes on in each of our lives and the realities that we create for ourselves. Carol Shields’ second collection of short stories celebrates the extraordinary details that are found in ordinary, everyday lives.
Miklós Bánffy - They Were Found Wanting
The tale of the two Transylvanian cousins, their loves, and their very different fortunes continues in this second volume of the Transylvanian trilogy. Balint Abady is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy, while Lazlo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through excessive drinking and his own fecklessness. Politicians, quarreling among themselves and stubbornly ignoring their countrymen's real needs, are still pursuing their vendetta with the Habsburg rule of Hungary from Vienna. Meanwhile, they fail to notice how the Great Powers--through such events as Austria's annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908--are moving ever closer to the conflagration of 1914-1918 that will destroy their world forever. Contrasting a life of privilege and corruption with the lives and problems of an expatriate Romanian peasant minority whom Balint tries to help, this portrait is an unrivalled evocation of a rich and fascinating aristocratic world oblivious of its impending demise.
Sárközy Mátyás - Lábass Endre - Benedek István Gábor - Lugosi Viktória - Deutsch Gábor - Szántó T. Gábor - Németh Gábor - Zeke Gyula - Kövek meséi / Stories in the Stones
Kétnyelvű (magyar-angol) kiadványunkban neves kortárs írók képzeletbeli sétára invitálják az olvasót: bemutatják a magyarországi zsidóság nagy korszakának kulturális atmoszféráját őrző klasszicista, romantikus, eklektikus és szecessziós épületeket. Feltárják a több évszázad során kialakult, szinte háborítatlanul megmaradt, emberléptékű utcákat, a rejtett belső kerteket, s elmesélik azokat boldog vagy szomorú történeteket, melyeknek tanúi voltak egykoron. Az elbeszéléseket helytörténeti ismertető archív és mai fotók gazdag gyűjteménye színesíti.
Katie Fforde - Stately Pursuits
'I don't suppose you'd care to house-sit for a while...' Hetty Longden's mother thinks that looking after Great Uncle Samuel's crumbling stately home will be just the thing for Hetty's broken heart. Hetty doesn't mind; at least she can be miserable in private. But 'private' is a relative term in a village which revolves around the big house. Particularly when you are expected to thwart Great Uncle Samuel's awful heir, and his nefarious plans for his inheritance. Pitchforked into the community's fight to save the manor, Hetty has no time to wallow. And once she has shared her troubles with one neighbour (Caroline: a very understanding shoulder, despite her glamorous appearance and impossibly long legs), and cast an appreciative eye over another (Peter: equally long-legged, but offering rather more practical help), she wonders if her heart is irretrievably broken after all...
Kim Wilkins - The Autumn Castle
Christine Starlight lives with her lover, Jude, in a hip artist colony in modern day Berlin. Haunted by a troubled past, she is shocked when her missing childhood friend, May, suddenly reappears. Abducted as a young girl, May now rules over a magical, mythical kingdom where a witch lives in a well, a shape-shifting wolf is her trusted counselor, and fate hangs on the fall of an autumn leaf. But as Christine becomes enamored of this beautiful undying land, May falls dangerously in love with Jude. And as their mortal and immortal worlds collide, the women attract a danger born of both realms - a ruthless killer who knows that Christine can enter another dimension, a place where innocents are ripe for the taking…
David Zane Mairowitz - Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment: A Graphic Novel
“And, in the dark, a thought came to me that no one had ever had before me: I wanted to kill someone, just in order to dare.” This graphic adaptation of Crime and Punishment masterfully illuminates Dostoevsky’s psychological thriller. Acclaimed French artist Alain Korkos vividly brings to life the mental anguish and moral dilemmas that plague Raskolnikov, a poor St. Petersburg student who murders a miserly pawnbroker. In this classic of Russian literature, the hero, unable to quell his guilt and paranoia, falls from a self-styled “super human” to a tormented soul in search of redemption. Both a philosophical inquiry and searing social critique, this suspense-driven drama remains as widely popular today as ever.
Joe Cribb - Money
Here is an original and exciting look at the diverse world of money. Stunning real-life photography of Egyptian silver, Chinese hole money, Spanish gold, and siege money - as well as today's international currencies - offers a unique "eyewitness" view of money. See the salt money of Ethiopia, what the earliest coins looked like, forged coins and banknotes and what one million dollars looks like. Learn how coins and banknotes are made, why German children used bundles of money as building blocks and why Ancient Greeks put coins in the mouths of dead people. Discover the history of your country's money, where the first paper money was issued and how to detect forged coins. And much, much more!
David Zane Mairowitz - Franz Kafka - The Trial: A Graphic Novel
“Someone must have been slandering Joseph K, because one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was suddenly arrested.” The Trial is a graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka’s famous novel, illustrated by one of France’s leading graphic artists, Chantal Montellier. Montellier brilliantly captures both the menace and the humor of Kafka’s utterly unique masterwork. This darkly humorous tale follows Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and forced to struggle against an absurd judicial process. K finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens, The Trial is as relevant today as ever.
Jim C. Hines - Libriomancer
Isaac Vainio has spent the past two years working at the Copper River Library in northern Michigan, secretly cataloguing books for their magical potential, but forbidden from using that magic himself . . . except for emergencies. Emergencies like a trio of young vampires who believe Isaac has been killing their kind, and intend to return the favor. Isaac is a libriomancer, brilliant but undisciplined, with the ability to reach into books and create objects from their pages. And attacking a libriomancer in his own library is never a good idea. But vampires are only the beginning. This was merely the latest in a series of attacks against members of Die Zwelf Portenære, a secret organization founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg to protect the world from supernatural threats. Among the casualties is Ray Walker, Isaac’s friend and mentor in magic. Complicating matters further is the arrival of a dryad named Lena Greenwood. Lena packs a pair of wooden swords and proves to be quite adept at helping to beat down various magical threats. She also seems to be a little too interested in Isaac . . . not that he minds. Yet Lena’s nature could make her a greater threat than any vampire. Along with a neurotic fire-spider named Smudge, Isaac and Lena set out to find and stop whoever is behind the attacks. But things are worse than Isaac imagined. An unknown killer of unimaginable power has been torturing and murdering humans and vampires alike. And Gutenberg, now more than six hundred years old, has disappeared. As Isaac searches for Gutenberg and the murderer, hoping they aren’t one and the same, he uncovers dark secrets about magic’s history and potential. Secrets which could destroy Die Zwelf Portenære and loose a magical war upon the world. If Isaac is to have any hope of preventing that war, he will have to truly master the magic of libriomancy. Assuming he doesn’t lose control and wipe himself from existence first.
Pamela Clare - Breaking Point
I-Team #5 While investigating border violence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Denver journalist Natalie Benoit is caught in a bloody ambush and taken captive. Alone in the hands of ruthless killers, she will need every ounce of courage she possesses to survive. Betrayed by another operative, Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride has endured a week of torture and interrogation at the hands of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Ready to give his life if he must, he remains unbroken - until he hears the cries of an American woman. Although Natalie is only a voice in the darkness of their shared prison, her plight brings renewed strength to Zach's battered body. With her help, he overpowers their captors, and they flee through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. But past loss and tragedy leave both of them reluctant to follow their hearts, even when the passion between them reaches its breaking point. Faced with feelings neither expected, they fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both…
Denis Richards - J. W. Hunt - An Illustrated History of Modern Britain, 1783-1980
Completely revised and re-designed in an attractive new large format, the third edition of this best-selling textbook will help pupils to understand the main political, economic and social developments in British history from the late eighteenth century right into the 1980s.
Ismeretlen szerző - Szerintem ezt a bort már valaki megitta egyszer - I Think This Wine Has Been Drunk Before
Az idézetes könyvek sorozat legújabb darabja, 1500 idézettel, az eddigieknél bővebb terjedelemben.
Sarah Diemer - Once Upon a Hallow's Eve
"Stories often begin with 'Once upon a time,' or 'Once there was--' charming lines that imply a fairy tale. Our story starts with wolves in the woods, and--by degrees--gets worse. "This tale, as you can imagine, is not the charming sort." A young girl with a hopeless wish, a Dark King with a candle for a heart, a single Hallow's Eve night to spin the brightest of magics. "Once Upon a Hallow's Eve," a short story and original Halloween fairy tale, travels to the court of Dark Shadows and back again on a bewitching journey across a most unusual Halloween night.
Al Kavadlo - We're Working Out!
Fitness isn't easy. There are no quick fixes and magic secrets – you have to do the work! But it can be an enjoyable and enriching experience that will teach you a lot about yourself. We're Working Out! A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness is less of a step-by-step guide and more of a fitness philosophy book. It is designed to show you how to make your own workout program, rather than just following my routine. It is not like any fitness book you’ve ever seen before. Testimonials: The first time I met Al he challenged me to a one-arm chin-up! His enthusiasm for fitness is infectious no matter if you are just dabbling in exercise for the first time or are an Ironman World Champion. -Karen Smyers, USA Triathlon Hall of Famer and Ironman World Champion. Al's approach combines effective exercises with a motivating philosophy that helped me to pursue my fitness goals. Training with him reminded me how rewarding working out can be. -Emma Robinson, Two-time Olympic medalist in rowing. Al's approach to fitness is a breath of fresh air and a voice of reason. This book is a necessary step in the documentation of physical culture. -Randy Humola, Personal training legend. Summary: Al Kavadlo is one of New York City's most passionate and successful personal trainers. With clients ranging from everyday people to athletes, models and even an Olympic medalist, Al understands both the mind of the beginner and the drive of a champion. His colorful and unique perspective comes from his personal journey, which is shared in this book along with insights and anecdotes. A fixture in the ever-changing fitness scene, Al has inspired thousands to "believe and achieve," getting them to do things they once thought impossible. How does he do it? By telling the truth. Are you ready for it?
Heinrich Hoffmann - Struwwelpeter
One of the most popular and influential children's book ever written, this time-honored tale — sure to produce lots of giggles — describes the gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, and fidget at meals. A collector's item, written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the author.
Flann O'Brien - At Swim-Two-Birds
The story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author, At Swim is a wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture. O'Brien opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fiction and subsequent novelists have played with his zany ideas, chief among them being the idea that characters in fiction have earned the right to be "recycled" - after all, they've proven their reliability as characters! - not retired once their stories are finished.
Lois Lowry - Messenger
For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a Messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.
Guy Adams - The House That Jack Built
Jackson Leaves - an Edwardian house in Penylan.Built 1906, semi-detached, three storeys, spacious, beautifully presented. Left in good condition to Rob and Julia by Rob's late aunt. It's an ordinary sort of a house. Except for the way the rooms don't stay in the same places. And the strange man that turns up in the airing cupboard. And the apparitions. And the temporal surges that attract the attentions of Torchwood. And the fact that the first owner of Jackson Leaves in 1906 was a Captain Jack Harkness...
Susan Krinard - Maggie Shayne - Gena Showalter - Heart of Darkness
From the masters of paranormal romance, three brand-new tales of seduction. The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter A Lords of the Underworld tale An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust - until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation.. Love Me to Death by Maggie Shayne Twenty-two years ago four teenage boys were convicted of a young girl's murder. Now, in the form of a beautiful woman, the "victim" is seeking vengeance. And only one man dares to dig into the past to uncover its secrets. and set her free. Lady of the Nile by Susan Krinard Lady Tameri believes herself to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess, and Leo Erskine has set out to prove her wrong.never dreaming that the two of them are about to discover a prophecy that will bind them together forever.
Lincoln Child - Death Match
Everyone's looking for the perfect match, a life-long partner, and Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe have found theirs, thanks to hi-tech matchmaker Eden Inc. But when the happy couple's life together ends in what looks like a double suicide, Eden Inc. has some explaining to do. So they hire forensic psychologist Christopher Lash to figure out what went wrong. And then another perfect match ends in death...