The story of an independent young woman whose life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a childhood friend. A magical blend of compelling action, exotic locations and intriguing characters, told with Paulo's characteristic power and insight. Pilar is an independent and practical young woman who is feeling bored and frustrated by the daily grind of her university life. Looking for a deep..
After killing his brother Abel, Cain must wander for ever. He witnesses Noah's ark, the destruction of the Tower of Babel, Moses and the golden calf. He is there in time to save Abraham from sacrificing Isaac when God's angel arrives late after a wing malfunction. Written in the last years of Saramago's life, Cain wittily tackles many of the moral and logical non sequiturs created by a wilful, a..
The new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller March, Sunday Times bestseller Year of Wonders and People of the Book. Martha's Vineyard, 1650s - Bethia Mayfield is a young girl growing up in the tiny settlement of Great Harbor, amid a small band of pioneers and Puritans. Restless, bright and curious, but denied the education that her brothers..
Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar Nominee James Ivory
Nominated for Four Oscars
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Vulture Book Club Pick
An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love S..
How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks – lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time – how to survive in this modern age.
Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She's always been a v. nervous flyer. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her - quite a dishy American, but she's too frightened to notice - all her innermost secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends she's read them. How she does her hair up like Pri..
Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have.
At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the City. An annual bonus..
It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn't…
It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands …
And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping strings of carnival lights leading towards it, and a large sign in mirrored glass reading 'Burleigh's Amazing Hall of Mirrors' and the sign reflec..
The new Top Ten bestseller from Victoria Hislop, author of the multimillion copy reading group classic, The Island and The Sunrise, one of the ten biggest selling novels of 2015
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Cartes Postales from Greece is an extraordinary new book from Victoria Hislop, the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of The Isl..
Case Histories is Kate Atkinson's first foray into crime fiction, and introduces the popular Jackson Brodie, who returns in One Good Turn, When Will There Be Good News? and Started Early, Took My Dog. A six-part BBC1 drama series starring Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie and set in Edinburgh was transmitted in autumn 2011. A sweltering, unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspec..
Two former lovers are brought back together ... but can they really trust their pasts? The new novel from the bestselling author of SOPHIE'S WORLD.
Through five intense years in the 1970s, Steinn and Solrunn had a happy life together. Then they suddenly parted ways, for reasons that are unclear to both. In the summer of 2007 they meet again on a balcony of an old wooden hotel by a fjord in wester..
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils... Pagford is not what it f..
Cipriano Algor, un olar spre batranete, traieste cu fiica lui si sotul ei in umbra Centrului - un conglomerat nebulos aflat in permanenta expansiune - pana ce hotaraste ca nu il mai intereseaza olaritul. Impreuna cu fiica lui initiaza o linie de productie pentru figurine mici de ceramica si, spre uluirea lor, Centrul comanda cantitati uriase. Dar cand comanda e gata, Centrul se razgandeste; nu e..
Anonymous is back with the intoxicating, darkly dangerous, and wildly addictive sequel to his New York Times bestselling debut novel Diary of an Oxygen Thief. Picking up the story where it left off, the controversial protagonist of cult classic Diary of an Oxygen Thief retools his advertising skills to seduce women online. It's a pursuit that quickly becomes a dangerous fixation, often requiring..
Trei prietene: Emmy (intotdeauna s-a visat mireasa si tocmai a parasit-o iubitul), Adriana (implineste 30 si adio viata de petreceri) si Leigh (cu un prieten rapitor si o slujba excelenta - ce si-ar mai putea dori?). Intr-o seara, cele trei jura sa isi schimbe viata - leigh nu e prea convinsa, dar apare in viata ei un baiat rau (la propriu), Jesse Chapman, care i se vara pe sub piele.
Stephen Lewis, un autor de literatura pentru copii de mare succes, isi ia fiica de trei ani intr-o sambata dimineata la supermarket. Stand la coada, atentia ii e distrasa , iar fiica lui e rapita. Lewis e cuprins de o bravura nebuna care va avea consecinte asupra relatiilor cu sotia lui, asupra psihicului sau si a timpului insusi.
‘McCarthy is a master stylist, perhaps without equal in American letters’ Village Voice
By the author of the critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, Child of God is a taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation. Lester Ballard, a violent, solitary and introverted young backwoodsman dispossessed on his ancestral land, is released from jail and allowed to haunt the hill countr..
Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out.
She visits the boy in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fio..
The opening book in the Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s ‘Children of Violence’ series tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa to old age in post-nuclear Britain. When we first meet Martha Quest, she is a girl of fifteen living with her parents on a poor African farm. She is eager for life and resentful of the deadening narrowness of home, and escapes to take a j..
The fourth book in the Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s ‘Children of Violence’ series tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa to old age in post-nuclear Britain. In the aftermath of the Second World War, Martha Quest finds herself completely disillusioned. She is losing faith with the communist movement in Africa, and her marriage to one of the movement's le..
The fifth and final book in the Nobel Prize for Literature winner’s ‘Children of Violence’ series tracing the life of Martha Quest from her childhood in colonial Africa to old age in post-nuclear Britain. ‘The Four-Gated City’ finds Martha Quest in 1950s London and very much part of the social history of the time: the Cold War, the anti-nuclear Aldermaston Marches, Swinging London, the deepening ..
A beguiling and disarming novel about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor. Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins, lives on a sprawling estate, cut off from a threatening world. One day, his housekeeper, Engel, discovers a baby left on the doorstep. Soon more children arrive, among them stern, watchful David. Wit..
Refugiate pe strazile anonime din Mintmartre, Yanne si cele doua fiice ale ei traiesc linistite deasupra micului lor magazin cu ciocolata. Dar cand intra in viata lor seducatoarea si malefica Zozie de l'Alba, cu planurile ei ascunse, Yanna isi vede amenintata existenta si trebuie sa lupte iarasi cu cel mai mare dusman al ei; ea insasi. 'Una din cele mai populare romanciere britanice' (Daily Mail..
It isn't often you receive a letter from the dead. When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she allows the wind to blow her back to the village in south-west France where, eight years ago, she opened up a chocolate shop. But Lansquenet is different now: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea, and, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church: a min..
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job; loyal friends; his dream home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life, he believes that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style.
That is until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite Travis's attempts to be friendly, she seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him. But something compe..
Travis Parker are tot ce si-ar putea dori un barbat tanar: o slujba buna, prieteni loiali, o casa de vis intr-un mic orasel american. Ii mai trebuie doar o femeie care sa se integreze in stilul lui de viata. Cand se muta alaturi Gabby Holland, Travis incearca sa fie prietenos, dar ea il respunge. Pana la urma ajung amandoi in situatia de a lua decizii grave ale caror consecinte nu le pot prevede..
Victor Mancini has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mother's hospital care: pretend to be choking on a piece of food in a restaurant and the person who 'saves you' will feel responsible for you for the rest of their lives. Multiply that a couple of hundred times and you generate a healthy flow of cheques, week in, week out.
Victor also works at a theme park with a motley group of los..
Fifty years ago a girl disappeared from her home in Norway. She ran after a lamb and found herself travelling right across Europe to Palestine, and back through 2000 years to meet the Holy Family in Bethlehem. There she met angels, shepherds, wise men and other biblical characters who joined her on her pilgrimage; and she heard of many of the things that happened in the world in the last 2000 ye..
In dimineata in care aveau sa il ucida, Santiago Nasar s-a trezit la cinci si jumatate sa astepte barca cu care venea episcopul.' In noaptea nuntii, Bayardo descopera ca mireasa lui, Angela, nu e virgina. O inapoiaza dezgustat familiei ei. Mama ei, umilita, o bate cu salbaticie, iar fratii vor sa stie cine a violat-o; Angela il numeste pe Santiago Nasar.
Fast, thrilling, compulsively addictive - The Circle is Dave Eggers' timely novel about our obsession with the internet. When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Run out of a sprawling California campus, the Circle links users' personal emails, social media, and finances with their universal op..
As a young girl, Beryl Markham was brought to Kenya from Britain by parents dreaming of a new life. For her mother, the dream quickly turned sour, and she returned home; Beryl was brought up by her father, who switched between indulgence and heavy-handed authority, allowing her first to run wild on their farm, then incarcerating her in the classroom. The scourge of governesses and serial abscond..
In his first collection, George Saunders' vision of our near future is as black and funny as you can get. He takes us on a trip to the shopping malls and theme parks and enviromental hazards that lie just around the chronological corner, introducing us to a gang of misfits and losers struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. Bizarre but familiar, fierce but always humane, these are..
1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor's deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father's office on the night he ..
By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel was one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade and has now been made into a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited co..
By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, CLOUD ATLAS has now been adapted for film. The major motion picture, directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant. The novel..
Mado hotaraste, dupa zece ani in Paris, sa se intoarca pe mica insula Le Devin, casa care i-a lipsit de cand a plecat. Le Devin seamana cu o femeie care doarme. La cap e satul Les Salants, iar la picioare e rivalul ei, satul La Houssiniere. Chiar daca ajungi intr-o ora de mers pe jos de la unul la altul, sunt doua lumi diferite. Mado se intoarce in Les Salants sperand sa se reconcilieze cu tatal d..
Two babies are left in a Tokyo station coin locker and survive against the odds, but their lives are forever tainted by this inauspicious start. As they grow up, they join the ranks of Toxitown: a district of addicts, freaks and prostitutes. One becomes a bisexual rock star and looks for his mother, while the other one, an athlete, seeks revenge. This savage and stunning story unfolds in a surre..
Over the course of the last 12 years, Hanif Kureishi has written short fiction. The stories are, by turns, provocative, erotic, tender, funny and charming as they deal with the complexities of relationships as well as the joys of children.
This collection contains his controversial story Weddings and Beheadings, a well as his prophetic My Son the Fanatic, which exposes the religious tensions ..
A mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84
Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning ‘red pine’, and Oumi, ‘blue sea’, while the girls’ names were Shirane, ‘white root’, and Kurono, ‘black field’. Tazaki was the only last na..
A darkly comic novel about the fall and rise of a TV presenter. Written by an insider, it's a page-turning account of life on the sofa and in front of the cameras. When Katie Fisher, morning TV presenter, returns from holiday it's to discover that she's literally yesterday's news. Publicly sacked from her job as anchor of Hello Britain! and replaced by a pert young thing, she does what any self-..
China, 1929. De ani de zile, Lydia Ivanova crede a tatal ei a fost ucis de bolsevici. Dar cand afla ca e prizonier in Rusia lui Stalin , hotaraste sa il salveze chiar daca lasa totul in urma, inclusiv pe iubitul ei chinez, Chang An Lo. 'O poveste de dragoste minunata, pasionanta; un roman cu o epica si o atmosfera teribil de ambitioase' (Kate Mosse). ..
This collection of short stories by Debra Dean, author of critically acclaimed novel 'The Madonnas of Leningrad', explores turning points in lives on the brink of change.
Each of the characters she brings to vivid life in these pages is either facing up to, or coming to terms with, a significant moment in their lives – from the prodigal daughter returning home for an intervention with her dom..
A frightening and impressive portrait of political evil by one of Latin America's leading conttemporary novelists. A monumentally engrossing novel' (Los Angeles Times). Lui Vargas LLosa i s-a decernat premiul Nober pentru Literatura in 2010.
Intelligent, compellingly readable, funny and above all generous spirited, it is a rare thing, a modern novel with both head and heart' (Daily Mail). 'Funny and deeply sad, large-hearted and merciless, The Corrections is a testament to the range and depth of pleasures great fiction affords' (David Foster Wallace).
After fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun...
Now a major film by David Cronenberg, starring Robert Pattinson.
Eric Packer is a twenty-eight-year-old multi-billionaire asset manager. He lives in Manhattan. We join him on what will become a particularly eventful day in his life.
When he woke up, he didn’t know what he wanted. Then he knew. He wanted to get a haircut.
As his stretch limousine moves across town, his world begins to fa..
The Counsellor is now a major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy's original screenplay is the story of a lawyer who is so seduced by the desire to get rich, to impress his fiancee, that he becomes involved in a risky drug-smuggling venture. His contacts in..
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
The Counterlife is about people living their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter their destinies. Wherever they find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted by the prospect of an alternative existence.
Illuminating these lives in free-fall and transformation ..
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Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O’Porter is the book that everybody needs to read right now.
A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.
Three women. A whole world of judgement.
Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society that sets the agenda, there’s something..