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  1. Ρωτώντας με δάκρυα στα μάτια

    Ρωτώντας με δάκρυα στα μάτια

    Όταν στις 24 Μαρτίου 1999 τα βομβαρδιστικά ανέλαβαν την επιβολή των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στο Κοσσυφοπέδιο, ο Χάντκε έγραφε: "Ο Άρης επιτίθεται και από σήμερα η Γιουγκοσλαβία γίνεται πατρίδα όλων, όσοι δεν έχουν μετατραπεί ήδη σε Αρειανούς". Στην συνέχεια επισκέφθηκε δύο φορές αυτή την συμβολική πατρίδα, στις αρχές και στα τέλη Απριλίου. Όταν επέστρεψε στο σπίτι του στη Σαβίλ, έξω από το Παρίσι, κατέγραψε τις σημειώσεις του όπως γράφει όλα του τα βιβλία: με μολύβι σε μπλοκάκια, ορνιθοσκαλίσματα για μια ανασήμανση του κόσμου. Το μέγα σκάνδαλο για τον συγγραφέα δεν είναι τα γεγονότα, αλλά πολύ περισσότερο τα στερεότυπα μέσω των οποίων η Δύση αντιλαμβάνεται αυτές τις εξελίξεις και ταυτόχρονα καθαγιάζει την ανάμιξή της σ' αυτές. Το οδοιπορικό αυτό στη βομβαρδισμένη Γιουγκοσλαβία είναι η πέμπτη γραπτή παρέμβαση του Πήτερ Χάντκε στις βαλκανικές εξελίξεις την τελευταία δεκαετία. Προηγήθηκαν "Ο ονειροπόλος αποχαιρετά τη γη της επαγγελίας. Μια πραγματικότητα που έγινε παρελθόν: η ανάμνηση της Σλοβενίας (1991), τα δύο ταξιδιωτικά ημερολόγια από τη Σερβία και τη Σερβική Δημοκρατία της Βοσνίας, Χειμωνιάτικο ταξίδι στους ποταμούς Δούναβη, Σαβο, Μοράβα και Δρίνο ή Δικαιοσύνη για τη Σερβία και το Καλοκαιρινό συμπλήρωμα σε ένα χειμωνιάτικο ταξίδι ( Εξάντας 1998) και το θεατρικό έργο "Το ταξίδι με το μονόξυλο" (1999). Μάθετε περισσότερα
  2. Ιστορίες Μπονζάι ’14

    Ιστορίες Μπονζάι ’14

    Τα ογδόντα τρία μικρά διηγήματα του παρόντος τόμου συνιστούν μια περιεκτική ανθολόγηση από τα 566 διηγήματα που αναρτήθηκαν στην ιστοσελίδα μας Ιστορίες Μπονζάι από την ημέρα εκκίνησης της στις 5 Απριλίου του 2010 εως και τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2014, της χρονιάς που διανύουμε. Ωρισμένως, το συγκεκριμένο απάνθισμα αποτελεί στην ουσία του μια ανθολογία ανθολογίας, επειδή αυτός ακριβώς ήταν και παραμένει ο αρχικός σχεδιασμός του ιστολογίου: να είναι στον μεγαλύτερο δυνατό βαθμό το ίδιο μια διαρκής ανθολογία. Απόσπασμα από το βιβλίο Χούλιο Κορτάσαρ (Julio Cortazar) Έρωτας 77 (Amor 77) Και αφού κάνουν ό,τι κάνουν, σηκώνονται, πλένονται, βάζουν το τάλκ και τα αρώματα τους, χτενίζονται, ντύνονται, και, έτσι, σταδιακά γίνονται ξανά αυτό που δεν είναι. Κώστας Μαυρουδής Ο Σεζάρ Ταξίδεψα για πρώτη φορά στο Παρίσι με το φροντιστήριο των Γαλλικών. Χριστούγεννα του 1972. Για τίποτε έκτοτε δεν προετοιμάστηκα έτσι. Εκατοδόλλαρα στην οδοντόπαστα, στα σάντουιτς, σε κολλημένες σελίδες του Ζορμπά. Θεαματικό ταξίδι τεσσάρων ωρών. Νύχτωσε λίγο πριν από την άφιξη. Πρόλαβα να δω με φως, έξω απ’ το Παρίσι, ένα τεράστιο δάσος. Είχε διαδεχτεί τους άπειρους ορθογώνιους αγρούς της επαρχίας, που εναλλάσσονταν σε όλους τους γήινους τόνους, από το σκούρο μπεζ μέχρι το σκοτεινό καφέ. Μείναμε στη Ρασπάιγ. Έμαθα γρήγορα το Μετρό. Απίστευτη η αντοχή μου να βαδίζω, να στέκομαι όρθιος, να κοιτάζω. Λούβρο, Πάνθεον, Καρτιέ Λατέν. Τη δεύτερη μέρα Εθνολογικό Μουσείο, Άιφελ, Σακρ Κερ. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  3. ΙΣΤΟΡΙΕΣ ΚΑΤΩ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΓΚΙ

    ΙΣΤΟΡΙΕΣ ΚΑΤΩ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΓΚΙ

    Ένα ποίημα και είκοσι εννέα χριστουγεννιάτικα διηγήματα, γραμμένα για πραγματικούς ή φανταστικούς κόσμους, για δύσκολες εποχές ή πιο φωτεινές μέρες, για πρόσωπα υπαρκτά ή και άλλα, που δεν υπήρξαν ποτέ ή έφυγαν απρόσμενα. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  4. Η κοιλάδα των ξωτικών

    Η κοιλάδα των ξωτικών

    Ο Λάθαρο, ο έφηβος πρωταγωνιστής του αφηγήματος, ακούει τις απίστευτες και αληθινές ιστορίες που του διηγείται ο παππούς του στη διάρκεια των καλοκαιρινών του διακοπών στο χωριό. Ιστορίες κατοικημένες από την πραγματικότητα και τη φαντασία, από το παρελθόν και το παρόν. Οι απόηχοι του ισπανικού Εμφυλίου και η αινιγματική Δανέζα γιαγιά του συνυφαίνονται με τη μυστηριώδη Κοιλάδα των Ξωτικών και την ανάμνηση της Ιωάννας της Τρελής, άτυχης βασίλισσας της αναγεννησιακής Καστίλης, ή της δόνια Μπέρτα, ενώ παράλληλα κάποιοι κάτοικοι του χωριού και οι νέες του φιλίες συντελούν, ο καθένας με τον τρόπο του, στη μύησή του στην περιπέτεια της ζωής, ανοίγοντάς του ένα παράθυρο προς την ενηλικίωση. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  5. ΑΝΓΚΡΙΑ Η  (ΤΡΙΤΗ ΕΥΚΑΙΡΙΑ)

    ΑΝΓΚΡΙΑ Η (ΤΡΙΤΗ ΕΥΚΑΙΡΙΑ)

    Τέσσερα αδέλφια και ο περίγυρός τους χτίζουν αέναα την ουτοπία τους και τη βλέπουν αέναα να καταρρέει. Εκκίνηση από το πατρικό σπίτι και τερματισμός σε μια ανεδαφική περιοχή του μέλλοντός τους. Ενδιάμεσα είναι το Εδώ Και Τώρα: ο πιο δυσπρόσιτος προορισμός. Οι συγγραφείς Σάρλοτ, Έμιλι και Ανν Μπροντέ μετενσαρκώνονται σε μια ελληνική εκδοχή των τσεχοφικών "Τριών Αδελφών" και προσπαθούν να πάνε εκεί όπου ήδη βρίσκονται. "Επενδύεις τα πάντα για να φτιάξεις έναν σταθμό τρένου-υπόδειγμα και την ημέρα των εγκαινίων διαπιστώνεις ότι τον έφτιαξες εκεί απ' όπου, απλούστατα, δεν περνάει το τρένο. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  6. Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

    Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

    "Magnificent . . . A tour de force of literature and love."—Vogue "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is raucous. It hums with a dark refulgence from its first pages. . . . Singular and electric . . . [Winterson's] life with her adoptive parents was often appalling, but it made her the writer she is."—The New York Times "[Winterson is] one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time—searingly honest yet effortlessly lithe as she slides between forms, exuberant and unerring, demanding emotional and intellectual expansion of herself and of us. . . . In Why Be Happy,, [Winterson's] emotional life is laid bare . . . [in] a bravely frank narrative of truly coming undone. For someone in love with disguises, Winterson's openness is all the more moving; there's nothing left to hide, and nothing left to hide behind."—Elle Μάθετε περισσότερα
  7. Under the Dome (PB)

    Under the Dome (PB)

    There's a reason why Stephen King is one of the best selling writers in the world ever. He knows how to write stories that suck you in and are impossible to put down. The New York Times describes it as a 'relentless tidal pull' and Stephen King has done it time and time again with stories like The Shawshank Redemption, Misery, The Green Mile and The Stand. In Under the Dome, he has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don't read it, you live it. It is the story of the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out. The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late ... Μάθετε περισσότερα
  8. To the Bright Edge of the World

    To the Bright Edge of the World

    Winter 1885. Lieutenant Colonel Allen Forrester accepts the mission of a lifetime, to navigate Alaska's Wolverine River. It is a journey that promises to open up a land shrouded in mystery, but there's no telling what awaits Allen and his small band of men. Allen leaves behind his young wife, Sophie, newly pregnant with the child he had never expected to have. Sophie would have loved nothing more than to carve a path through the wilderness alongside Allen - what she does not anticipate is that their year apart will demand every ounce of courage of her that it does of her husband. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  9. Theft by Finding : Diaries: Volume One

    Theft by Finding : Diaries: Volume One

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'He's like an American Alan Bennett, in that his own fastidiousness becomes the joke, as per the taxi encounter, or his diary entry about waiting interminably in a coffee-bar queue' Guardian review of An Evening with David SedarisThe point is to find out who you are and to be true to that person. Because so often you can't. Won't people turn away if they know the real me? you wonder. The me that hates my own child, that put my perfectly healthy dog to sleep? The me who thinks, deep down, that maybe The Wire was overrated?For nearly four decades, David Sedaris has faithfully kept a diary in which he records his thoughts and observations on the odd and funny events he witnesses. Anyone who has attended a live Sedaris event knows that his diary readings are often among the most joyful parts of the evening. But never before have they been available in print. Now, in Theft by Finding, Sedaris brings us his favorite entries. From the family home in Ralegh, North Carolina, we follow Sedaris as he sets out to make his way in the world. As an art student and then teacher in Chicago he works at a succession of very odd jobs, meeting even odder people, before moving to New York to pursue a career as a writer - where instead he very quickly lands a job in Macy's department store as an elf in Santaland... Tender, hilarious, illuminating, and endlessly captivating, Theft by Finding offers a rare look into the mind of one of our generation's greatest comic geniuses. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  10. The Unfinished Palazzo : Life, Love and Art in Venice

    The Unfinished Palazzo : Life, Love and Art in Venice

    Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete. Empty, unfinished, and in a gradual state of decay, the building was considered an eyesore. Yet in the early 20th century the Unfinished Palazzo's quality of fairytale abandonment, and its potential for transformation, were to attract and inspire three fascinating women at key moments in their lives: Luisa Casati, Doris Castlerosse and Peggy Guggenheim. Each chose the Palazzo Venier as the stage on which to build her own world of art and imagination, surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, from d'Annunzio and Nijinsky, via Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton, to Yoko Ono. Luisa turned her home into an aesthete's fantasy where she hosted parties as extravagant and decadent as Renaissance court operas - spending small fortunes on her own costumes in her quest to become a 'living work of art' and muse to the artists of the late belle epoque and early modernist eras. Doris strove to make her mark in London and Venice during the glamorous, hedonistic interwar years, hosting film stars and royalty at glittering parties. In the postwar years, Peggy turned the Palazzo into a model of modernist simplicity that served as a home for her exquisite collection of modern art that today draws tourists and art-lovers from around the world. Mackrell tells each life story vividly in turn, weaving an intricate history of these legendary characters and the Unfinished Palazzo that they all at different times called home. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  11. The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad

    Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.--Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017 Μάθετε περισσότερα
  12. The Tourist

    The Tourist

    It's expected to be an excursion like any other. There is nothing in the records to indicate that anything out of the ordinary will happen. A bus will take them to the mall. They will have an hour or so to look around. Perhaps buy something, try their food. A minor traffic incident on the way back to the resort will provide additional interest - but the tour rep has no reason to expect any trouble. Until he notices that one of his party is missing. Most disturbingly, she is a woman who, according to the records, did not go missing. Now she is a woman whose disappearance could change the world. With breathtaking plot twists that ricochet through time, The Tourist is the most original conspiracy thriller you will read this year. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  13. The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets : A Novel

    The Time-Travels of the Man Who Sold Pickles and Sweets : A Novel

    Ibn Shalaby, like many Egyptians, is looking for a job. Yet, unlike most of his fellow citizens, he is prone to sudden dislocations in time. Armed with his trusty briefcase and his Islamic-calendar wristwatch, he bounces uncontrollably through Egypt's rich and varied past, with occasional return visits to the 1990s. Through his wild and whimsical adventures, he meets, befriends, and falls out with sultans, poets, and an assortment of celebrities-from Naguib Mahfouz to the founder of the city of Cairo. Khairy Shalaby's nimble storytelling brings this witty odyssey to life. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  14. The shadow of the wind

    The shadow of the wind

    A stunning literary thriller in the tradition of Umberto Eco. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive...Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  15. The Rosie Project

    The Rosie Project

    Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesn't know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that it's not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not. Sometimes, though, you don't find love: love finds you... With the charm of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time and the romance of David Nicholls' One Day, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is both funny and endearing - and is set to become the paperback of 2014. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  16. The Rake and the Redhead and Lord Dancy's Delight

    The Rake and the Redhead and Lord Dancy's Delight

    Vowing to avoid Lord Norwood, whom she finds to be a most arrogant gentleman, Miss Hyacinthe Dancy nonetheless finds herself falling under his spell in The Rake and the Redhead, and in Lord Dancy's Delight, Amelia Longworth is determined to repay Lord Dancy for saving her life three times. Original. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  17. The Picador Book of 40: 40 Writers Inspired by a Number

    The Picador Book of 40: 40 Writers Inspired by a Number

    For Picador’s 40th anniversary we asked 40 writers to respond to the idea of 40 in whatever way they liked. The results are spectacular: thoughtful, funny, poignant, as brilliantly diverse as the Picador list. Pieces include the temporal (what I was doing 40 years ago; the mid-life crisis of a 40-year-old whose lifespan coincides with Picador’s), the quirky (gifts I’d like to receive for my 40th birthday; 40 things to do before I die; what it’s like never to have been on any of those Best Under 40 lists), and the downright clever (40-word synopses of great works of literature), along with some astonishingly good short stories and poems touching on mortality and ageing. The authors range from great established writers on the list, like Alice Sebold, John Banville and Graham Swift, to new stars, such as Emma Straub, Belinda McKeon and Megan Abbott, and 33 more! Μάθετε περισσότερα
  18. The One-in-a-Million Boy

    The One-in-a-Million Boy

    THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY by Monica Wood is for anyone who loves to laugh, cry, and think about how extraordinary ordinary life can be. Not to be missed by readers who loved THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY, ELIZABETH IS MISSING or THE SHOCK OF THE FALL. 'A lovely, quirky novel about misfits across generations' Daily Mail The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school? So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades. One Saturday, he doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father Quinn arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that even at her age the world can surprise you, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find yourself again. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  19. The Mussel feast

    The Mussel feast

    The German book that has shaped an entire generation. A mother and her two teenage children sit at the dinner table. In the middle stands a large pot of cooked mussels. Why has the father not returned home? As the evening wears on, we glimpse the issues that are tearing this family apart. 'I wrote this book in August 1989, just before the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I wanted to understand how revolutions start. It seemed logical to use the figure of a tyrannical father and turn the story into a German family saga.' Birgit Vanderbeke Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'I love this monologue. It's the first Peirene book which made me laugh out loud with tears in my eyes. The author lays bare the contradictory logic of an inflexible mind. This is a poignant yet hilarious narrative with a brilliant ending.' Meike Ziervogel Μάθετε περισσότερα
  20. The Mountain Shadow

    The Mountain Shadow

    The first glimpse of the sea on Marine Drive filled my heart, if not my head. I turned away from the red shadow. I stopped thinking of that pyramid of killers, and Sanjay's improvidence. I stopped thinking about my own part in the madness. And I rode, with my friends, into the end of everything. Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go Μάθετε περισσότερα
  21. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

    THE SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Magnificent - unlike anything I've read in years. An absolutely dazzling, original, and ultimately profound novel... A masterpiece. Very few writers can write with such intense and yet precise emotional intelligence. Arundhati Roy is properly special. We should be grateful to have her among us.' Mirza Waheed, author of The Book of Gold Leaves'Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times'A great tempest of a novel... which will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington PostThe first novel in 20 years from the Booker-prize winning author of The God of Small ThingsThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared.Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  22. The Little Theatre by the Sea

    The Little Theatre by the Sea

    The bestselling author of The Villa and The Saffron Trail returns with a gorgeous summer read about love and starting over - set in West Dorset and beautiful Sardinia. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Dinah Jefferies and Harriet Evans. Faye has just completed her degree in interior design when she finds herself jobless and boyfriend-less. While debating what to do next she receives a surprise phone call from her old college friend Charlotte who now lives in Sardinia and is married to Italian hotelier, Fabio. When Charlotte suggests that Faye relocate for a month to house-sit, Faye wonders if a summer break in sunny Sardinia might be the perfect way to recharge her batteries and think about her future. But then Charlotte tells Faye that there's something more behind the sudden invitation: her friends Marisa and Alessandro are looking for a designer to renovate a crumbling old theatre they own in the scenic village of Deriu. The idea certainly sounds appealing to Faye, but little does she know what she's letting herself in for if she accepts this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Μάθετε περισσότερα
  23. The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

    The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

    In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He had an instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For interior decoration. This is his story. Maf the dog was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Not only a picaresque hero himself, he was also a scholar of the adventuring rogue in literature and art, witnessing the rise of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the space race, the New York critics, and was Marilyn Monroe's constant companion. The story of Maf the dog is a hilarious and highly original peek into the life of a complex canine hero - he was very much a real historical figure, with his license and photographs sold at auction along with Marilyn's other person affects. Through the eyes of Maf we're provided with an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating take on one of the most extraordinary periods of the twentieth century. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  24. The Last Debutante

    The Last Debutante

    A captivating family drama about sisters and long-held secrets spanning from the 1930s to the present day, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. 1936, Chalfont Hall, Dorset. As the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. With her waves of auburn hair and her piercing green eyes, Kit knows that her sister's place on the social scene is guaranteed regardless of her dress, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must make do with tiptoeing around the gallery of Chalfont, eavesdropping on the conversations of the grown-ups. But the arrival of a German visitor one evening soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation ... Μάθετε περισσότερα
  25. The King of Torts

    The King of Torts

    The office of the public defender is not known as a training ground for bright young litigators. Clay Carter has been there too long and, like most of his colleagues, dreams of a better job in a real firm. When he reluctantly takes the case of a young man charged with a random street killing, he assumes it is just another of the many senseless murders that hit D.C. every week. As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts... Μάθετε περισσότερα
  26. The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe Between the Wars

    The Hotel Years: Wanderings in Europe Between the Wars

    The hotel that I love like a fatherland is situated in one of the great port cities of Europe, and the heavy gold Antiqua letters in which its banal name is spelled out shining across the roofs of the gently banked houses are in my eye metal flags, metal bannerets that instead of fluttering shine out their greeting. In the 1920s and 30s, Joseph Roth travelled extensively in Europe, leading a peripatetic life living in hotels and writing about the towns through which he passed. Incisive, nostalgic, curious and sharply observed - and collected together here for the first time - his pieces paint a picture of a continent racked by change yet clinging to tradition. From the 'compulsive' exercise regime of the Albanian army, the rickety industry of the new oil capital of Galicia, and 'split and scalped' houses of Tirana forced into modernity, to the individual and idiosyncratic characters that Roth encounters in his hotel stays, these tender and quietly dazzling vignettes form a series of literary postcards written from a bygone world, creeping towards world war; introduced and exquisitely translated by Michael Hofmann. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  27. The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    The New York Times - Michiko Kakutani …dazzling…a novel that pulls together all [Ms. Tartt's] remarkable storytelling talents into a rapturous, symphonic whole and reminds the reader of the immersive, stay-up-all-night pleasures of reading…It's a work that shows us how many emotional octaves Ms. Tartt can now reach, how seamlessly she can combine the immediate and tactile with more wide-angled concerns…Ms. Tartt is adept at harnessing all the conventions of the Dickensian novel—including startling coincidences and sudden swerves of fortune—to lend Theo's story a stark, folk-tale dimension as well as a visceral appreciation of the randomness of life and fate's sometimes cruel sense of humor…But it's not just narrative suspense that drives this book; it's Theo and Boris, the stars of this enthralling novel, who will assume seats in the great pantheon of classic buddy acts (alongside Laurel and Hardy, Vladimir and Estragon, and Pynchon's Mason and Dixon), taking up permanent residence in the reader's mind. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  28. The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

    The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

    As delightfully wry and witty as his bestselling debut, 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared', this is a tale of how one woman's attempt to change her future ended up changing everything. Nombeko Mayeki is on the run from the world's most ruthless secret service - with three Chinese sisters, twins who are officially one person and an elderly potato farmer. Oh, and the fate of the King of Sweden - and the world - rests on her shoulders. Born in a Soweto shack in 1961, Nombeko was destined for a short, hard life. When she was run over by a drunken engineer her luck changed. Alive, but blamed for the accident, she was made to work for the engineer - who happened to be in charge of a project vital to South Africa's security. Nombeko was good at cleaning, but brilliant at understanding numbers. The drunk engineer wasn't - and made a big mistake. And now only Nombeko knows about it ...As uproariously funny as Jonas Jonasson's bestselling debut, this is an entrancing tale of luck, love and international relations. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  29. The Fry Chronicles

    The Fry Chronicles

    Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as General Melchett in Blackadder. More recently he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  30. The Firm

    The Firm

    When Mitchell McDeere qualified third in his class at Harvard, offers poured in from every law firm in America. Bendini, Lambert and Locke were a small, well-respected firm, but their offer exceeded Mitch's wildest expectations: a fantastic salary, a new home, and the keys to a brand new BMW. It was his dream job - but it was to become his worst nightmare. Unravelling a complex trail of secret files, undercover surveillance, and millions of dollars of illegal mob money, Mitch stumbles across a shocking conspiracy and a horrifying truth: nobody has ever left Bendini, Lambert and Locke - and anybody who has ever tried has ended up dead. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  31. The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    This is the perfect gift to give this Mother's Day. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once." Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. It is a thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson. John Green has over 1.2 million Twitter followers, and almost 700,000 subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. "Electric...Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy". (Jodi Picoult). "A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more". (Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief). John Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers, one of the most popular online video projects in the world. You can join John's 1.2 million followers on Twitter. John lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis, Indiana. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  32. The End of the Day

    The End of the Day

    Charlie has a new job. He gets to travel, and he meets interesting people, some of whom are actually pleased to see him. It's good to have a friendly face, you see. At the end. But the end of all things is coming. Charlie's boss and his three associates are riding out, and it's Charlie's job to go before. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. He never knows which. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  33. The Edge of Nowhere

    The Edge of Nowhere

    Becca King and her mother are on the run from her stepfather who has used Becca's talent for hearing 'whispers' to make a large and illegal sum of money. Now their options for safety are running out. In the town of Langley on Whidbey Island, Becca finds refuge in the home of her mother's childhood friend while her mother continues on to Canada in search of safety. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  34. The Dress

    The Dress

    Lily Fitzpatrick loves vintage clothes, made all the more precious because they were once worn and cherished by another woman. Thousands follow her fashion blog and her daily Instagram feed. One day she stumbles upon an extraordinary story. Joy Fitzpatrick not only shares Lily's surname. She was a fashion legend, famed for her beauty and style in 1950s New York. For her 30th birthday, she is said to have commissioned a dress so beautiful that nothing in couture would ever be able to match it. She turned to a young Irish seamstress, called Honor Conlon, to create her sublime vision. THE DRESS interweaves the passionate and surprising stories of three women. Joy and Honor, whose destinies are linked not only by a piece of timeless fashion, but by the ruthless love of one man. And Lily, determined to find out if the legendary dress still exists, and if it does, to bring it back to glorious life. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  35. The Death's Head Chess Club

    The Death's Head Chess Club

    SS Obersturmfuhrer Paul Meissner arrives in Auschwitz from the Russian front. After being badly wounded he is fit only for administrative duty and his first and most pressing task is to improve flagging camp morale. He sets up a chess club which thrives, as the officers and enlisted men are allowed to gamble on the results of the games. However, when Meissner learns from a chance remark that chess is also played by the prisoners he hears of a Jewish watchmaker who is 'unbeatable'. Meissner sets out to discover the truth behind this rumour and what he finds will haunt him to his death.. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  36. The Death's Head Chess Club

    The Death's Head Chess Club

    In 1962, Emil Clément comes face to face with Paul Meissner at a chess tournament in Holland. They haven t seen one another in almost two decades. Clément, once known only as The Watchmaker, is a Jewish former inmate of Auschwitz. Whilst there, he was forced to play chess against Nazi guards. If he won, he could save a fellow prisoner s life; if he lost, he would lose his own. Meissner, a soft-spoken priest, was also at Auschwitz. He was the SS Officer who forced The Watchmaker to play... Μάθετε περισσότερα
  37. Swing Time

    Swing Time

    Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from north-west London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time. Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either... Μάθετε περισσότερα
  38. Season of the Rain Birds

    Season of the Rain Birds

    A sack of letters lost in a train crash nineteen years previously has mysteriously reappeared, and the inhabitants of a small town in Pakistan are waiting anxiously to see what long buried secrets will come to light. Could the letters have any bearing on Judge Anwar's murder? In one of the most exquisite fictional debuts of recent years, Nadeem Aslam creates an exotic and timeless world, but one whose traditional rituals of everyday life are played out against an ominous backdrop of faraway civil wars, assassinations, changing regimes, and religious tensions. 'Vivid and poignant.' Evening Standard 'Poised and troubling.' The Times 'A real treat.' Daily Telegraph 'One of the most impressive first novels of recent years.' Salman Rushdie Μάθετε περισσότερα
  39. Santorini Caesars

    Santorini Caesars

    When a young demonstrator is publicly singled out and assassinated by highly trained killers in the heart of protest-charged Athens, Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis is convinced the killing was meant not to take out a target, but as a message. A message from whom? To whom? And why? Kaldis' search for answers leads him and his team to the breathtakingly beautiful island of Santorini, heralded in legend as the lost island of Atlantis, and to eavesdrop on a hush-hush gathering of Greece's top military leaders looking to come up with their own response to the overwhelming crises and uncertainties their country faces. Is it a coup d'etat, or something else? Greece is no stranger to violence upending duly elected governments and memories of the nation's last junta dictatorship years still burn in the minds of all who lived through the Regime of the Colonels. The answer is by no means clear, but as suspects emerge and international intrigues evolve, the threat of another, far more dramatic assassination grows ever more likely--as does the realization that only Kaldis can stop it. But at what price? Greece's government is in chaos, its goals and leadership are suspect, and Kaldis is forever at odds with its methods. Life is not the same, nor is it likely to return to better days any time soon. With a new child on the way, and their young son coming face-to-face with the harsh nature of the world around him, Kaldis and his wife wonder if carrying on the fight matters anymore. It is a time for testing character, commitment, and the common good. And for saving the nation from chaos Μάθετε περισσότερα
  40. Ragdoll

    Ragdoll

    One body. Six victims. The only thriller you need to read in 2017 'A high concept solution to a mystery' Sophie Hannah 'A brilliant, breathless thriller. If you liked Se7en, you'll love this!' M.J. Arlidge 'An exciting thriller' Linwood Barclay A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move? Translated into over 30 languages, RAGDOLL is a quality, rocket-paced thriller with twists and turns you won't see coming. For readers of Jo Nesbo. You will not stop talking about this book. 'A star is born. Killer plot. Killer pace. Twisted killer and a killer twist. Kill to get a copy.' Simon Toyne '...the best debut I've ever read.' Rachel Abbott Μάθετε περισσότερα
  41. Paperweight

    Paperweight

    A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph. Perfect to dip into but just as enjoyable to read cover to cover, this book, perhaps more than any other, shows the breadth of Fry's interests and the depth of his insight. He remains a hilarious writer on whatever topic he puts his mind to. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  42. Paper towns

    Paper towns

    From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn’t come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery – culminating in another awesome road trip across America – he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  43. Pachinko

    Pachinko

    Yeongdo, Korea 1911. A club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then a Christian minister offers a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country where she has no friends and no home, Sunja's salvation is just the beginning of her story. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  44. Oryx and Crake

    Oryx and Crake

    Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' - Independent 'Gripping and remarkably imagined' - London Review of Books Μάθετε περισσότερα
  45. Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia

    Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia

    Katherine is fresh out of college when she arrives in Naples to intern at the US Consulate. There she meets handsome, studious Salvatore, and finds herself enveloped by his family - in particular by his elegant mother, Raffaella, who begins her real education: never eat the crust of a pizza first, always stand up and fight for yourself and your loved ones, and remember that mealtimes are sacred. Immersed in Neapolitan culture, tradition and cooking, slowly and unexpectedly falling for Salvatore, and basking in Raffaella's company and guidance, Katherine discovers how to prepare meals that sing, from rich ragu to pasta al forno, with bacon, bechamel and four kinds of cheese. Through courtship, culture clashes, Sunday Mass, marriage and motherhood, Katherine slowly comes to appreciate carnale, the quintessentially Neapolitan sense of comfort and confidence in one's own skin. Steeped in sunlight, wine and unforgettable food, Only in Naples is a love letter to a city and a family, a coming-of-age story, and a transporting account of learning to live the Italian way. 'Katherine Wilson gives us more than the fabulous food of Naples. She offers us a passport to an exotic country we would never be able to enter on our own.' Ruth Reichl, author of My Kitchen Year Μάθετε περισσότερα
  46. OBLIVION: STORIES

    OBLIVION: STORIES

    A recognised master of form and a brilliant recorder of human behaviour, David Foster Wallace has been hailed as 'the most significant writer of his generation'. Each new book confirms and extends his genius, and this short story collection is no exception. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  47. Moskov Selim

    Moskov Selim

    Georgios Vizyenos (1849-1896) is one of Greece’s best-loved writers. "Moskov Selim" is set in Thrace, a corner of Europe where Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria meet. Selim is a Muslim name, yet "Moskov" implies that he is a Russian. Vizyenos’ fascinating and moving story is set during a time of constant wars between Russians and Turks whose outcome would decide the future of south-east Europe: Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria were becoming independent of the Ottoman empire, while Greece was to gain huge territories at the empire’s expense. Although Istanbul would remain in Turkey, it would no longer be the seat of the Ottoman Sultan, who, as caliph, was the leader of the world’s Muslims Μάθετε περισσότερα
  48. Midwinter Break

    Midwinter Break

    `Midwinter Break is a work of extraordinary emotional precision and sympathy, about coming to terms - to an honest reckoning - with love and the loss of love, with memory and pain. Full of scenes that are rendered with exquisite accuracy and care, allowing the most detailed physical descriptions to be placed against the possibility of a rich spiritual life, this is a novel of great ambition by an artist at the height of his powers.' Colm Toibin Sixteen years on from his last novel, Bernard MacLaverty reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. A retired couple, Gerry and Stella Gilmore, fly from their home in Scotland to Amsterdam for a long weekend. A holiday to refresh the senses, to do some sightseeing and generally to take stock of what remains of their lives. Their relationship seems safe, easy, familiar - but over the course of the four days we discover the deep uncertainties which exist between them. Gerry, once an architect, is forgetful and set in his ways. Stella is tired of his lifestyle, worried about their marriage and angry at his constant undermining of her religious faith. Things are not helped by memories which have begun to resurface of a troubled time in their native Ireland. As their midwinter break comes to an end, we understand how far apart they are - and can only watch as they struggle to save themselves. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  49. Merciless Gods

    Merciless Gods

    "Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation...This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page." Μάθετε περισσότερα
  50. Making History

    Making History

    Michael Young is a brilliant young history student whose life is changed when he meets Leo Zuckerman, an ageing physicist with a theory that can change worlds. Together they realise that they have the power to alter history and eradicate a great evil. But tinkering with timelines is more dangerous than they can imagine and nothing - past, present or future - will ever be the same again. Making History is funny, moving, romantic and told with Stephen Fry's characteristic skill and brilliance. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  51. LONGEST RIDE

    LONGEST RIDE

    Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways. The new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Best of Me. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors Μάθετε περισσότερα
  52. Last song

    Last song

    Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father ...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms - first love, the love between parents and children - that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts ...and heal them. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  53. Insurgent

    Insurgent

    Fighting for survival in a shattered world! the truth is her only hope. The thrillingly dark sequel to New York Times bestseller, DIVERGENT. I have done bad things. I can't take them back, and they are part of who I am. Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever! because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  54. Himmler's cook

    Himmler's cook

    A gloriously rich and blackly funny French bestseller about Rose, a 105-year-old chef who has experienced life at its fullest... and at its most deadly. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  55. Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties

    Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties

    In her apron and rubber gloves, a smile lipsticked permanently across her face, the woman of the Fifties has become a cultural symbol of all that we are most grateful to have sloughed off. A homely compliant creature, she knows little or nothing of sex, and stands no chance at all of having a career. She must marry or die. But what if there was another side to the story? In this book Rachel Cooke tells the story of ten extraordinary women whose pioneering professional lives - and complicated private lives - paved the way for future generations. Muriel Box, film director. Betty Box, film producer. Margery Fish, plantswoman. Patience Gray, cook. Alison Smithson, architect. Sheila van Damm, rally car driver and theatre owner. Nancy Spain, journalist and radio personality. Joan Werner Laurie, editor. Jacquetta Hawkes, archaeologist. Rose Heilbron, QC. Plucky and ambitious, they left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman. Μάθετε περισσότερα
  56. Hearts of stone

    Hearts of stone

    The fierce courage of the men and women of the Greek Resistance is brought to vivid life in Sunday Times bestseller Simon Scarrow's powerful new novel of World War II. 1938. A perfect summer on the Greek island of Lefkas for three young people untroubled by the simmering politics of Europe. Peter, visiting from Germany while his father leads an archaeological dig, has become close friends with locals Andreas and Eleni. As the world slides towards conflict and Peter is forced to leave, they swear to meet again. 1942: Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces resisting the German invasion. Peter has returned - now a dangerously well-informed enemy intelligence officer. A friendship formed in peace will turn into a desperate battle between enemies sworn to sacrifice everything for the countries that they love... Μάθετε περισσότερα
  57. Handmaid's Tale, The

    Handmaid's Tale, The

    NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified. 'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph Μάθετε περισσότερα
  58. Flying Troutmans

    Flying Troutmans

    Meet the Troutmans. Hattie is living in Paris, city of romance, but has just been dumped by her boyfriend. Min, her sister back in Canada, is going through a particularly dark period. And Min's two kids, Logan and Thebes, are not talking and talking way too much, respectively. When Hattie receives a phone call from eleven-year-old Thebes, begging her to return to Canada, she arrives home to find Min on her way to a psychiatric ward, and becomes responsible for her niece and nephew. Realising that she is way out of her league, Hattie hatches a plan to find the kids' long-lost father. With only the most tenuous lead to go on, she piles Logan and Thebes into the family van, and they head south Μάθετε περισσότερα
  59. Feasts of Memory

    Feasts of Memory

    The Feasts of Memory, subtitled “A Journey to a Greek Island” is Elias Kulukundis narrative journey to the island of Kasos, where all four of his grandparents were born. Elias traces the course of a family’s emigration from Kasos (in the Dodecanese) to Syros (capital of Cyclades and formerly commercial capital of Greece) and from Syros to London and New York. The book captures the vivid and often eccentric characters and customs that ran through the family’s history, while it dramatizes the role of two of its most dominant women. The book is a stimulating combination of Mediterranean travelogue and the author’s autobiography as a ship owner and writer, seen through a collection of stories with wider historic and anthropological overtones. It creates a living picture of life in a Greek shipping family as it existed in the early twentieth century. Elias Kulukundis felt he needed to write The Feasts of Memory in order to learn about himself. His task, at the age of 28, was to dramatize how a young Greek-American boy growing up on the edge of a golf-course in Westchester County could discover a spiritual connection to a barren island in the south Aegean Sea. His narration is imbued with the sophistication and wit of a Greek expatriate and at the same time delves deep into the motivating passions of the Aegean islands, some of them, in the words of The New Yorker, “as savage as Homer’s.” The book brings to life a world of ancient traditions and colorful customs that will inspire anyone wishing to discover Greece. It captures the nostalgia and excitement that accompany one’s search for origins as a key to one’s identity and meaning in life. The Feasts of Memory in a few words? autobiography, travel book, traditions, customs, search for origin, true story book Μάθετε περισσότερα
  60. Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    An unwanted child,San Francisco, 1958. On a dark December night, a baby girl is left at the Sisters of Charity Orphanage on Telegraph Hill. A mysterious suicide: one year later, movie star Frances Fitzgerald takes her own life. Her husband, wealthy businessman Maximilian Stanhope, is rumoured to know more about her death than heisletting on, but nothing is ever proved. A terrible secret: What is the connection between these two events? Frances's daughter, Cara, is determinedto find out. Abandoned by her mother when she is just seven years old, her childhood is filled with hardship and loss. As a young woman she finds professional success as a journalist but,on a personal level, she still struggles to trust those around her. Soon Cara becomes convinced that uncovering the secret behind her mother's death is the only way to lay her demons to rest, but learning the truth may end up tearing her apart. Μάθετε περισσότερα

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