Danielle Steel — Miracle, 2006 год

26 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Miracle - Danielle Steel

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It is New Year’s Eve when the storm of the century hits northern California. For Quinn Thompson, what happens in the storm’s wake will bring down a barrier he has built around himself since his wife’s death. For neighbor Maggie Dartman, it will spark friendship at a time when she needs it most. And for Jack Adams, a carpenter who will repair Quinn’s and Maggie’s homes, the storm brings an opportunity: to help two people and to be repaid with the greatest gift of all. Then something extraordinary begins to happen… Maggie, still grieving a loss, slowly comes alive again — and Jack finally shares a painful secret he has hidden for years. But Quinn, a man who has scaled heights of success in business, is now adrift, waiting as builders put the finishing touches on his newest passion, a 180-foot yacht he plans to sail around the world. Looking back at all he missed with his family while he built his empire, Quinn is consumed by guilt, focused only on escaping to the sea. But as his plans near completion, and his friendship with Maggie begins to change, Quinn faces a choice — between a safe haven and an adventure of the heart.

ISBN: 9780552149921
мягкая обложка, 256 стр.
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Terry Pratchett — Reaper Man, 1992 год

21 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett

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Death is missing — presumed… er… gone. Which leads to the kind of chaos you always get when an important public service is withdrawn. Meanwhile, on a little farm far, far away, a tall dark stranger is turning out to be really good with a scythe. There’s a harvest to be gathered in.

ISBN: 9780552134644
мягкая обложка, 288 стр.
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Joanne Harris — Chocolat, 2007 год

18 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Chocolat - Joanne Harris

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Try me…Test me…Taste me. When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock — especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. War is declared as the priest denounces the newcomer’s wares as instruments of murder. Suddenly Vianne’s shop-cum-cafe means that there is somewhere for secrets to be whispered, grievances to be aired, dreams to be tested. But Vianne’s plans for an Easter Chocolate Festival divide the whole community in a conflict that escalates into a ‘Church not Chocolate’ battle. As mouths water in anticipation, can the solemnity of the Church compare with the pagan passion of a chocolate eclair? For the first time, here is a novel in which chocolate enjoys its true importance, emerging as a moral issue, as an agent of transformation — as well as a pleasure bordering on obsession. Rich, clever and mischievous, this is a triumphant read.

ISBN: 9780552998482
мягкая обложка, 336 стр.
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Richard Dawkins — The God Delusion, 2007 год

17 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between ‘intelligent design’ and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women’s and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

ISBN: 9780552774291
мягкая обложка, 464 стр.
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John Irving — The Hotel New Hampshire, 1999 год

14 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Hotel New Hampshire - John Irving

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Quirky, bizarre, tragic, fiendishly funny, «The Hotel New Hampshire» is anything but a conventional family saga, though a family saga it certainly is. The Berry family are different. Love abounds — both healthy and incestuous. It is the overwhelming desire of the Berry father to run a hotel, which he does, with dubious success, in both a former girls’ school in New Hampshire, and in Vienna. It is the Berry children who grab the readers’ attention, sympathies and love — all five of them: Frank (the eldest), Franny (the weirdest), John (the narrator), Lily (the writer) and Egg (the youngest). When Irving, or rather John, writes ‘Frank’s queer, Franny’s weird, Lily’s small and Egg is Egg’ the initiated reader can do no other than shout a deafening ‘yes, I know what you mean!’ From there on, the reader is held spellbound as the family Labrador, Sorrow, is first stuffed then becomes the cruel victim of a plane crash; and as John and Franny realise their incestuous desires. Stunningly readable, mercilessly involving, «The Hotel New Hampshire» is peopled with characters — and bears — that you’ll never forget.

ISBN: 9780552992091
мягкая обложка, 520 стр.
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Gigi Levangie — The Starter Wife, 2006 год

12 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
The Starter Wife - Gigi Levangie

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There are starter jobs, starter cars, starter houses. And then there are starter wives…When her husband dumps her (by cell phone) just months before their ten-year wedding anniversary, Gracie Pollock is left reeling. Though her role as the wife of a semifamous studio executive often left her cold, Gracie had grown accustomed to the unique privileges extended to Tinseltown’s elite. Gracie really believed that she and Kenny were different from other Hollywood couples. She never thought she’d be a starter wife. But now that her marriage is over, she’s a social pariah and things go from bad to worse when she learns — via her florist — that her husband has upgraded: Kenny is dating a famous blonde pop starlet. Gracie seeks refuge at her best friend’s Malibu mansion for some much needed divorce therapy, but soon she’s associating with all the wrong people including the security guard, Kenny’s boss — one of Hollywood’s better known Lotharios — and a mysterious hunk who saves her from drowning. But who is he?

ISBN: 9780552771658
мягкая обложка, 432 стр.
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Imogen Edwards-Jones — Hotel Babylon, 2006 год

11 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Hotel Babylon - Imogen Edwards-Jones

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Something strange occurs to people as soon as they check in to a luxury hotel. Otherwise well mannered, decent folk cast their scruples aside as they spin through the revolving doors. Normal rules of behaviour no longer seem to apply. Everything you read in «Hotel Babylon» is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. All the anecdotes, the characters, the highs, the lows, the drugs, the scams, the misery and the debauchery are exactly as experienced by Anonymous — someone who has spent his entire career working in some of the most luxurious hotels in London. However, for legal reasons, the stories now take place in the fictional Hotel Babylon. More than a decade is compressed into twenty-four hours. Everything else is as it should be. The rich spend obscene amounts of money, the hotel makes obscene amounts of money and the chambermaids still fight the bellboys over a two-pound coin…

ISBN: 9780552153706
мягкая обложка, 352 стр.
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Terry Pratchett — Thud!, 2006 год

11 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Thud! - Terry Pratchett

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Koom Valley — that was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn’t solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office. With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war-drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him. Oh…and at six o’clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read «Where’s My Cow?», with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are some things you have to do.

ISBN: 9780552152679
мягкая обложка, 464 стр.
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Bill Bryson — A Walk In The Woods, 1998 год

9 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
A Walk In The Woods - Bill Bryson

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From the author of «Notes from a Small Island» and «The Lost Continent» comes this humorous report on his walk along the Appalachian Trail. The Trail is the longest continuous footpath in the world, and it snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in America.

ISBN: 9780552997027
мягкая обложка, 350 стр.
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Sophie Kinsella — Shopaholic and Baby

5 мая, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Shopaholic and Baby - Sophie Kinsella

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Becky’s life is blooming. She’s working at London’s newest fashion store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room) … and she’s pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed — especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery … to the latest, coolest pram … to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician. But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke’s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky’s perfect world starts to crumble.

ISBN: 9780552774055
мягкая обложка, 446 стр.
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