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The Dew Breaker Edwidge Danticat

PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction (nominee) From the universally acclaimed author of Breath, Eyes, memory and Krik?Krak! (both Opera's Book Club selections), a powerful new work of fiction that explores the trials and reconciliations in the life of a man known as a 'dew breaker,' a torturer, whose past crimes in the country of his birth, lie hidden beneath his new American relaity. In Haiti in the dictatorial 1960's, Manhattan in the 1970s, Brooklyn and Queens today, we meet the dew breaker's family, neighbours, and victims. An unforgettable, deeply resonant book – of love, remorse, history, and hope, of rebellions both personal and political – The Dew Breaker proves once more that in Edwidge Danticat we have a major American writer. “Breathtaking… With terrifying wit and flowered pungency, Edwidge Danticat has managed over the past 10 years to portray the torment of the Haitian people… In The Dew Breaker, Danticat has written a Haitian truth: prisoners all, even the jailers.”…

Roland Furieux Tome I Arioste

Long poème héroï-comique en 46 chants et 38 736 vers, 'Roland furieux' reprend la légende où le 'Roland amoureux 'de Mateo Maria Boiardo l'avait laissé. Le héros devient fou de colère lorsqu'il s'aperçoit qu'Angélique aime Médor, un simple soldat sarrasin. L'action, très complexe et qui passe du tragique au burlesque, se déroule sur fond de lutte entre Chrétiens et Sarrasins.

Roland Furieux Tome II Arioste

Long poème héroï-comique en 46 chants et 38 736 vers, 'Roland furieux' reprend la légende où le 'Roland amoureux 'de Mateo Maria Boiardo l'avait laissé. Le héros devient fou de colère lorsqu'il s'aperçoit qu'Angélique aime Médor, un simple soldat sarrasin. L'action, très complexe et qui passe du tragique au burlesque, se déroule sur fond de lutte entre Chrétiens et Sarrasins.

Cherry Bomb J. Konrath

Jack Daniels thought she could rest easy once she locked up the nefarious Alex Kork in prison for life. However, she hadn't counted on Kork's incredible ability to get out of any situation. Now the insane serial killer is again on the loose – and once more, Jack has to make Chicago safe from this deviant woman's evil ways. Her longtime partner, the Krispy Kreme-loving Herb, is on the case with Jack, as is her former partner and nemesis, Harry. They band together to try to stop Kork's chilling rampage, resulting in the most gripping and suspenseful Jack Daniels mystery yet.

Kent State Descending the Gravity Well: An Analysis of the Observer James Gardner

First published in Amazing Stories,  Vol. 69, #3, No. 592, Winter 1995. Published in 2005 as part of Gravity Wells short stories collection.

Ship Breaker Paolo Bacigalupi

Set initially in a future shanty town in America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being dissembled for parts by a rag tag group of workers, we meet Nailer, a teenage boy working the light crew, searching for copper wiring to make quota and live another day. The harsh realities of this life, from his abusive father, to his hand to mouth existence, echo the worst poverty in the present day third world. When an accident leads Nailer to discover an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, and the lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl, Nailer finds himself at a crossroads. Should he strip the ship and live a life of relative wealth, or rescue the girl, Nita, at great risk to himself and hope she'll lead him to a better life. This is a novel that illuminates a world where oil has been replaced by necessity, and where the gap between the haves and have-nots is now an abyss. Yet amidst the shadows of degradation, hope lies ahead.

Pierre Et Jean Guy de Maupassant

Ce roman de Guy de Maupassant a été publié en feuilleton dans la nouvelle Revue du 1er décembre 1887 au 1er janvier 1888 et en volume chez Ollendorff la même année. Les Roland, anciens bijoutiers parisiens se sont retirés au Havre, où ils vivent des jours heureux. Ils ont deux fils: l’aîné, Pierre, près de la trentaine, brun, maigre et nerveux, tourmenté par de grands projets et sujet à des découragements imprévus, vient d'obtenir son de terminer ses études de médecine. Jean, son cadet de cinq ans, gros, blond, et placide vient d'obtenir son d'achever ses études de droit. Ils sont venus tous deux prendre du repos après leurs études couronnées de succès. Ils songent à s’installer et convoitent tous deux la jeune et belle veuve d’un riche capitaine de vaisseau, Mme Rosémilly. Au cours d’une partie de pêche familiale en compagnie de Mme Rosémilly, les deux frères, pour séduire la jeune femme, se livrent à une compétition acharnée à la rame. Le lecteur…

Alternate Generals II Esther Friesner

Napoleon is in New Orleans in William Sanders's «Empire»; the German Empire thrives in 1929 in Harry Turtledove's "Uncle Alf"; Pancho Villa's about to become the vice-president in S.M. Stirling and Richard Foss's «Compadres»; and General Patton gets a new diary in Roland J. Green's "George Patton Slept Here." In Alternate Generals II, a collection of 13 wild speculations for those who enjoy specifically military alternative histories, Harry Turtledove (Colonization: Aftershocks) also gathers stories from the likes of Chris Bunch, Michael F. Flynn and Susan Shwartz.

Alternate Generals III Esther Friesner

With its dual portrait of generals Grant and Lee on opposing sides of the Roman Civil War, the jacket of editor Turtledove's solid third alternative military history anthology neatly evokes this popular subgenre. While there's no such story, Robert E. Lee must decide, as the ambassador to Britain of a victorious but ostracized Confederacy, where his true loyalties lie in Lee Allred's provocative "East of Appomattox." Similarly, Roland J. Green's " 'It Isn't Every Day of the Week' " shows how altering the outcome of a few minor incidents can turn history on its head, making General "Old Hickory" Jackson and the Cherokee Nation allies when the U.S. is drawn into the Napoleonic wars. Chris Bunch's "Murdering Uncle Ho" vividly demonstrates the wisdom of "be careful what you wish for" in the book's most intensely drawn battle sequences; this tale of an alternative Vietnam War draws some disturbing parallels with Iraq, as does Turtledove's own "Shock and Awe." Esther M. Friesner's "First, Catch…

The Tin Roof Blowdown James Burke

Tight plotting, Solid Finish Because he’s a damn good writer James Lee Burke knows how to keep a plot going from start to finish with no loose ends or out-of-the-blue surprises that amateurishly attempt to explain and finish off a narrative. He easily weaves several ancillary situations into the story line of The Tin Roof Blowdown. These are of interest on their own, but more importantly they serve to expand and add often curious layers to the main show that centers around the eye of mayhem left behind by a pair of hurricanes. I bring this up since I just finished reading a book by Jeffrey Deaver titled The Cold Moon. The bad guy, a most interesting sociopath called The Watchmaker who is a brilliant killer with machinations of Machiavellian stature, is the author of a poem about a cold moon, so one would suppose that he would figure prominently in the denouement of the novel. He doesn’t. Not at all. He escapes from the cops and vanishes from the book with nearly one-hundred pages left,…

Miss Silver Deals With Death Patricia Wentworth

A chance encounter restores Giles Armitage to his fiancee, but the shipwreck has left him with amnesia, and their happiness is threatened by Carola Roland. So when Carola is murdered, Giles is the chief suspect and it takes all Miss Silver's ingenuity to unravel the real significance of the crime.

Cut and Run Ridley Pearson

The most harrowing and deeply emotional thriller to date from bestselling author RIdley Pearson. A spellbinding thriller pitting a U.S. federal marshal against the mob's most resourceful killer – in a race to save the woman he loves. Six years ago witness protection agent Roland Larson did the unthinkable: he fell in love with Hope Stevens, a protected witness whose testimony had put away prominent members of the Romero crime family. They planned to "cut and run" together, escaping from both the government and the mob, but in the end only Hope ran-taking with her the daughter Larson never knew they had. Larson thought he would never see them again-but when the Romeros steal the master witness protection list from the Justice Department, Larson is put back on Hope's trail. In a series of terrifying encounters, Larson matches wits with a brutally ingenious henchman who has kidnapped Hope and Larson's daughter in his ruthless quest to destroy Hope. For Larson, the stakes couldn't be higher…