Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher)

By Lee Child


Two small cities in the midst of nowhere: wish and depression. among them, not anything yet twelve miles of empty highway. Jack Reacher can’t discover a experience, so he walks. All he desires is a cup of espresso. What he will get are 4 opposed locals, a vagrancy cost, and an order to maneuver on. They’re picking out at the incorrect man.

Reacher is a difficult guy. No activity, no tackle, no luggage. not anything in any respect, other than hardheaded interest. What are the secrets and techniques that melancholy turns out so wanting to cover?

With only one ally—a mysterious girl cop from Hope—and many enemies, Reacher is going up opposed to an entire city, looking the wealthy guy at its center, cracking open his terrifying schedule, asking the query: Who has the edge—a guy with every thing to achieve, or a guy with not anything to lose?

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The Calligrapher: A Novel

By Edward Docx

A glossy story of sexual mores and town lifestyles, Edward Docx’s amazing debut is a witty novel of spurned fanatics, elaborately deliberate seduction, plotted revenge, and stunning secrets.
Jasper Jackson is a rapacious heartbreaker who's tremendously late for a reckoning. he's additionally a passionate, fascinating, refined younger Londoner, good versed in life’s finer enjoyments — paintings and wine, nice meals and fascinating friendships — who occurs to eke out his fashionable lifestyles within the inconceivable vocation of calligraphy. whereas engaged on a fee to transcribe the affection poetry of John Donne, he glimpses an attractive lady within the courtyard outdoors his window. Madeleine is in each means his fit — horny, clever, and, specifically, elusive. yet his project to seduce her marks the beginning of his unraveling.
a modern comedy of manners for lovers of Nick Hornby or Julian Barnes, The Calligrapher dazzles with its acute observations approximately fact and deceit within the everlasting conflict of love.

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Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel

By Salman Rushdie

“You’ve reached the age at which individuals during this kin move the border into the mystical international. It’s your flip for an adventure—yes, it’s eventually here!” So says Haroun to his more youthful brother, twelve-year-old Luka. the journey starts off one appealing starry evening within the land of Alifbay, whilst Luka’s father, Rashid, falls by surprise right into a sleep so deep that not anything and nobody can rouse him. to save lots of him from slipping away fullyyt, Luka embarks on a trip throughout the international of magic together with his dependable partners, undergo, the puppy, and puppy, the endure. jointly they stumble upon a slew of fantastical creatures, unusual allies, and hard stumbling blocks alongside the way—all within the wish of stealing the fireplace of lifestyles, a doubtless most unlikely and awfully treacherous task.

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Blackass: A Novel

Furo Wariboko, a tender Nigerian, awakes the morning prior to a task interview to discover that he is been remodeled right into a white guy. during this situation he plunges into the bustle of Lagos to make his fortune. With his pink hair, eco-friendly eyes, and light dermis, it sort of feels he is been thoroughly replaced. good, nearly. there's the problem of his kin, his accessory, his identify. Oh, and his black ass. Furo needs to speedy learn how to navigate a international made unexpected and take care of those that might use him for his or her personal reasons. Taken in by means of a tender lady known as Syreeta and pursued by way of a author named Igoni, Furo lands his first-ever task, adopts a brand new identify, and shortly reveals himself evolving in unanticipated ways.

A. Igoni Barrett's Blackass is a fierce comedian satire that touches on every thing from race to social media whereas even as wondering the values society areas on us just by advantage of ways we glance. As he did in Love Is strength, or anything Like That, Barrett brilliantly depicts existence in modern Nigeria and info the double-dealing and code-switching which are implicit in daily company. yet it is Furo's look for an identity--one deeper than skin--that ends up in the ultimate unraveling of his personal conscientiously built story.

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The Fortune of War (Aubrey / Maturin)

By Patrick O'Brian

"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing booklet, which towers over its present competitors within the style like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."―Times Literary Supplement

Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives within the Dutch East Indies to discover himself appointed to the command of the quickest and best-armed frigate within the military. He and his pal Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. however the warfare of 1812 breaks out whereas they're en path. Bloody activities precipitate them either into new and unforeseen scenes the place Stephen's earlier actions as a undercover agent go back on him with a vengeance.

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La Grande

By Juan José Saer

La Grande—Saer's ultimate novel, that is additionally a lovely entry-point to his world—centers round comparable tales: that of Gutiérrez, his surprising departure from Argentina thirty years earlier than, and his both mysterious go back; and that of "precisionism," a literary circulate based by way of a slightly harmful fraud.

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Dead Won't Sleep

By Anna Smith

The physique of a tender teenage hooker is located washed up at the seashore close to Glasgow. This stark occasion slightly captures a headline within the cynical international of tabloid newspapers. this can be Glasgow within the Nineties and she's simply one other lifeless heroin addict. yet Tracey Eadie used to be basically fourteen years previous and got here from a kid's domestic in Glasgow. How did she get from there to the place she is now? considered one of Tracey's buddies in the street contacts Rosie Gilmour, a tabloid journalist. She supplies Rosie a tip off that is dynamite, too scorching to print yet most unlikely to disregard. Rosie has coated many darkish tales in her occupation. Her heritage has lots in universal with Tracey's and her personal lifestyles can have long gone both manner. Her research exposes a sordid story of corruption and baby abuse that leads from the murky streets of Glasgow to the very best of the institution. For Rosie, it's the basically tale worthy telling, yet she quickly discovers that the forces united opposed to her will cease at not anything to ensure no one ever will get to the reality.

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The Moving Prison: A Novel

By William Mirza

The yr is 1979 and Ezra Solaiman and his relations are trapped in a rustic in turmoil. Their native land is more and more governed by means of Islamic fundamentalists who're turning into a legislations unto themselves. The Solaimans plan their break out in basic terms to have Ezra captured and imprisoned on trumped-up fees. not sure simply who his enemies are, Ezra is determined for how out—out of criminal, out of Iran, out of the chaos his existence has develop into. The relocating Prison is a riveting story of revolution and revelation, of failure ... and faith.

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El sueño de las Antillas (Spanish Edition)

By Carmen Santos

En los angeles Habana del siglo XIX, una mujer make a decision tomar las riendas de su vida y forjar su propio destino.

En 1858, cuando Valentina partió desde España hacia los angeles colonia de Cuba en pasaje de tercera clase, tenía un joven marido a su lado y el corazón repleto de ilusiones. A su llegada a l. a. isla, sin embargo, sus sueños se resquebrajan: su esposo ha muerto durante los angeles agotadora travesía y el lugar, de pronto, se revela como un entorno hostil.
Sólo Tomás Mendoza, un atractivo médico que viajaba en el mismo barco que ella, intenta ayudarla proponiéndole matrimonio. Pero Valentina le rechaza por orgullo, pues no está dispuesta a inspirar lástima, aunque eso signifique tener que vender su cuerpo en un refinado prostíbulo caribeño. Lo que no sospecha es que hay hombres que no se conforman con unas horas de lujuria comprada y que algunos, como el rico y apuesto Leopoldo Bazán, bajo sus caballerosas formas esconden l. a. más abyecta crueldad.
 
Con el pulso firme y sagaz de los grandes novelistas, Carmen Santos ha tejido una historia inolvidable que tiene mucho de las grandes sagas. De las calles habaneras al prostíbulo y de allí a los fastuosos salones de los angeles alta sociedad isleña, enriquecida hasta lo inimaginable con el cultivo de los angeles caña de azúcar, El sueño de las Antillas nos cuenta los angeles historia de una mujer fuerte, valiente y carismática que, en una época de intrigas políticas por l. a. independencia de Cuba y por l. a. abolición de los angeles esclavitud, se debate entre l. a. ambición, los angeles venganza y el amor verdadero.

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Ack-Ack Macaque

By Gareth L Powell

Startling, fast moving SF from essentially the most notable new voices. A cigar-chomping monkey, nuclear-powered Zeppelins, digital souls and a conflict to circumvent armageddon.

In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's top hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque'. the difficulty is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he is beginning to doubt every little thing, together with his personal life.

A century later, in an international the place France and nice Britain merged within the past due Fifties and nuclear-powered Zeppelins encircle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois unearths herself drawn right into a lethal online game of cat and mouse with the guy who butchered her husband and stole her digital soul. in the meantime, in Paris, after playing an unlawful break-in at a study laboratory, the inheritor to the British throne is going at the run.

And the entire whereas, the doomsday clock ticks in the direction of Armageddon.

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