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понедельник, 28 мая 2012 г.

Anne Tyler "Breathing Lessons"

Everyone knows a couple like the Morans. Maggie, with her scatterbrained ways and her just slightly irritating – but goodhearted - attempts to make everything right for everyone… And Ira, infinitely patient, who’s addicted to solitaire and who whistles out popular tunes, the only barometer of his moods. They’ve learned all there is to know about each other – two ordinary lives in a comfortably routine marriage.
But on the road to a friend’s funeral, they make some unexpected detours – and discover how extraordinary their ordinary lives really are…

пятница, 25 мая 2012 г.

Tina Turner with Kurt Loder

Ike and Tina Turner were one of the rock sensations of the sixties. Then Tina made an incredible solo comeback and is now one of the hottest female performers on the pop scene. I, Tina tells the astonishing story that lies behind her success, from her first taste of stardom and the brutality which forced her to leave Ike and the ‘act’, through the years of obscurity to the moment when she rocketed back to fame with her bestselling, award-winning album Private Dancer. Electrifying, moving and unforgettable, I, Tina is one of the great life stories in rock-music history.

четверг, 24 мая 2012 г.

Adrianne Byrd "If You Dare"

Dear Reader, if you’re looking for heart-pounding suspense with a sexy hero and heroine, then look no further than “If You Dare” by Adrianne Byrd. This outstanding nationally bestselling author is the new voice of African-American fiction!
You’ll fall in love with Damien Black, who has decided to admire art from afar rather than steal it. But when he is coaxed out of early retirement for one last job, he did not count on meeting Angel Lafonte. Angel is the director of the museum he’s been staking out, and a chance encounter leads to a sizzling affair. Before he knows it, Angel has stolen his heart. But someone means for Damien to finish the job he’s started. No matter what.
Adrianne Byrd delivers a fast-paced, thrill-a-minute page-turner in “If You Dare”. Enjoy!

четверг, 17 мая 2012 г.

John Grisham “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 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 and 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…

вторник, 15 мая 2012 г.

Peter Taylor “The Old Forest and Other Stories”

From the Grand Master of the American short story, these fourteen tales of domestic life in the South during the thirties and forties explore that extraordinary world of manners, expectations, and unspoken understandings. The reader is drawn as if by magnetic force into a world rendered in breathtaking, painterly detail. These stories are marvelous entertainments, rich with amusement, yet Taylor renders his characters truly and understands them in a profoundly meaningful way.    

четверг, 10 мая 2012 г.

Boris Akunin "Turkish Gambit"

The Russo-Turkish war is at a critical juncture, and Erast Fandorin, broken-hearted and disillusioned has gone to the front in an attempt to forget his sorrows. Captured by the Turks, he wins his freedom in a game of backgammon, before finding himself the unlikely rescuer of Varvara Suvorova – a ’progressive’ Russian woman trying to make her way to the Russian headquarters to join her fiancé.

Fandorin’s efforts to steer clear of affairs of state are thwarted when a traitor is discovered in the Russian camp. Within days, Varvara’s fiancé has been accused of treason, a Turkish victory looms on the horizon, and there are rumours that one of Lady Astair’s Azazel orphans may be making his own bid for power.

Our reluctant gentleman sleuth will need to resurrect all of his dormant powers of detection if he is to unmask the traitor, help the Russians to victory and smooth the path of young love in the third sparkling page-turner from Boris Akunin.