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By Terry Pratchett

L'affaire se passe sur l. a. planète Widdershins. Dom Sabalos est l'héritier de toute une planète, de l. a. première Banque de Sirius et de los angeles fortune colossale qui va avec. Il doit aussi devenir le président du Conseil planétaire. L'ennui, c'est que quelqu'un cherche à le tuer. C'est bien dommage, parce qu'il s'intéresse à des tas de choses dans los angeles vie, Dom. Il aime dompter des siroccoques qui feulent au crépuscule dans le lagon. Et puis il aimerait élucider l'énigme des Jokers qui ont semé des artefacts étranges dans tous l'univers. Comme los angeles travel qui se dresse dans l. a. mer et se perd dans los angeles couverture nuageuse de Widdershins. Ou de gigantesques Chaînes d'Étoiles... Quelqu'un n'a pas envie qu'il découvre le Monde des Jokers. Mais qui ? Un adepte du Calcul des Probabilités, sans doute. Ce même Calcul des Probabilités qui l'annonce avec une probabilité de plusieurs hundreds of thousands contre une : Dom mourra murdereré le jour de son leading anniversaire, c'est-à-dire demain. Dommage, dommage...

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Download E-books The Houses of the Kzinti PDF

By Jerry Pournelle, S.M. Stirling

Entire novels of the top-selling Man-Kzin Wars in a single hugh quantity: The kid's Hour through Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling: because the conflict rages on among the strong felinoid warriors from the planet Kzin and the wimpy leaf-eating monkey-boys from Earth, one Kzin commander has made up our minds to benefit from the monkeys and cooperate to beat. however the people know the way to get the competitors of an enemy to cooperate, too. Cathouse via Dean Ing: In one other nook of the galaxy, Carroll Locklear is stranded on a planet with a gaggle of prehistoric Kzinti. to outlive, he needs to locate universal reason, if no longer with the men, then with the adult females of that antiques species...

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Download E-books Sunset of the Gods PDF

By Steve White

Sequel to difficult and gritty time commute mystery Blood of Heroes. A workforce of time tourists is going again to the conflict of Marathon in old Greece to foil a plot through alien masquerading as gods and through evildoers from the future. 

Jason Thanou is a time visitor with a past—and a burning undertaking. while the gods of old Greece proved to be not just monstrously genuine, yet completely alien—and poised to dominate humanity forever—Jason took care of the placement, at the very least in Minoan Crete. Now he’s obtained what seems like a typical task: to steer a time touring day trip of students to the conflict of Marathon and list for the good thing about destiny historians the incredible stand of Greece’s hoplite warriors opposed to Persian invaders.

But the Olympians aren't performed with their try to dominate humanity. Now the god Pan is afoot in Greece–a creature who could have the ability to show historic Athens clear of her budding democracy and towards a corrupt destiny on an Earth ruled via twisted people and evil alien forces. yet now not if Jason can become aware of Pan’s mystery, thwart a conspiracy that stretches for millennia—and keep the birthplace of democracy from the corruption of the gods.

About Steve White:

“White bargains speedy motion and traditionally proficient world-building.”—Publishers Weekly

About Steve White’s Forge of the Titans:

“. . . remembers the simplest of the loo Campbell period of SF. White's middle viewers of not easy SF enthusiasts may be happy . . .”—Publishers Weekly

“. . . attractive leisure . . . a lot suspense and plenty of well-handled motion scenes . . .”—Booklist

About Steve White’s St. Anthony’s Fire:

"Give this one excessive marks for entertainment.”—Booklist

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Download E-books The Children's Crusade: A Novel PDF

By Ann Packer

From New York Times bestselling, award-winning writer Ann Packer, a “tour de strength relatives drama” (Elle) that explores the secrets and techniques and needs, the remnant wounds and saving graces of 1 California kin, over the process 5 decades.

Bill Blair unearths the land by chance, 3 wooded acres in a country neighborhood south of San Francisco. The 12 months is 1954, lengthy prior to somebody will name this region Silicon Valley. Struck by way of a imaginative and prescient of his destiny kin, invoice buys the valuables and proposes to Penny Greenway, a lady whose craving angle towards existence appeals to him. In under a decade they've got 4 young children. but Penny is a mercurial housewife, beaten and undersatisfied, chafing on the conventions confining her.

Years later, the 3 oldest Blair young ones, adults now and nonetheless residing close to the kin domestic, are disrupted via the go back of the youngest, whose surprising presence units off a fight over the family’s destiny. one after the other, they inform their tales, which exhibit Packer’s “great compassion for her characters, with their old accidents, their blundering wants. the way in which she tangles their views completely, painfully captures the tumult of selves inside a relations” (MORE Magazine).

Reviewers have praised Ann Packer’s “brilliant ear for personality” (The manhattan occasions e-book Review) and her “naturalist’s vigilance for element, in order that her characters look saw instead of invented” (The New Yorker). Her abilities are on fabulous reveal in The Children’s Crusade, “an soaking up novel that celebrates family members at the same time it catalogs its damages” (People, ebook of the Week). this can be a “superb storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle), Ann Packer’s such a lot deeply affecting booklet but, “tragic and completely engrossing” (O, The Oprah Magazine).

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Download E-books Waxwings PDF

By Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban’s robust novel is determined in Seattle in 1999, on the peak of its infatuation with the digital. It’s a spot that draws immigrants. this sort of is Tom Janeway, a bookish Hungarian-born Englishman who makes his residing commenting on American mores on NPR. one other, who calls himself Chick, is a frenetically industrious unlawful alien from China who makes his dwelling any approach he can.

Through a chain of awesome yet chillingly believable occasions, the trails of those rookies converge. Tom is uprooted from his marriage and needs to discover ways to father his endearing eight-year previous son part-time. Chick claws his method up from exploited to exploiter. in the meantime Seattle is through rioting anarchists, vanishing teenagers, and the invention of an al-Qaeda operative; it's a urban at the verge of collapse. Savage and gentle, visionary and addictively unique, Waxwings is a tremendous fulfillment.

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Download E-books The Toss of a Lemon PDF

By Padma Viswanathan

Sivakami was once married at ten, widowed at eighteen, and left with young children. based on the dictates of her caste, her head is shaved and she or he places on widow's whites. From sunrise to nightfall, she isn't really allowed to infect herself with human contact, no longer even to convenience her small children.
 
Sivakami dutifully follows customized, aside from one defiant act: She strikes again to her lifeless husband's condominium to elevate her teenagers. There, her servant Muchami, a closeted homosexual guy who's certain through a unique caste's rules, becomes her public face. Their singular courting holds 3 generations of the family members jointly through the turbulent first 1/2 the 20 th century, as India endures nice social and political switch. yet as time passes, the relations adjustments, too; Sivakami's son will query the strictures of the very ideals that his mom has scrupulously upheld. 
 
The Toss of a Lemon is heartbreaking and exhilarating, profoundly exotic yet completely recognizable in evoking the tensions that vary brings to each family.

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Download E-books The Secret Keeper: A Novel PDF

By Kate Morton

From the New York occasions and across the world bestselling writer of The far-off Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The condo at Riverton, a spellbinding novel packed with secret, thievery, homicide, and enduring love.

From the hot York instances and number 1 the world over bestselling writer of The far away Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The apartment at Riverton, a spellbinding novel of kinfolk secrets and techniques, homicide, and enduring love.

During a picnic at her family’s farm within the English nation-state, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a surprising crime, a criminal offense that demanding situations every little thing she understands approximately her loved mom, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are assembly on the farm to have a good time Dorothy’s 90th birthday. understanding that this is often her final probability to find the reality approximately that long-ago day, Laurel searches for solutions which can purely be present in Dorothy’s previous. Clue via clue, she lines a mystery heritage of 3 strangers from significantly diversified worlds thrown jointly in war-torn London—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—whose lives are endlessly after entwined. A gripping tale of deception and keenness, The Secret Keeper will maintain you enthralled to the final web page.

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Download E-books Winter Birds PDF

By Jim Grimsley

Winner of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. On a snowy Thanksgiving day in North Carolina, a dreamy eight-year-old is driven headlong into the grownup global by way of a violent quarrel among his mom and dad. Jim Grimsley's very good first novel unfolds in a strikingly unconventional way--as the boy tells himself his personal tale. A shattering tale of heartbreak, violence, and the patience of the spirit. "Tell everyone."--Dorothy Allison, writer of BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA.

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Download E-books El caso del martillo blanco. Berta Mir 4. (Las Tres Edades / Serie Negra) PDF

Seguir a un chico acosado por dos compañeros de instituto parece algo sencillo. Buscar a l. a. familia de una niña que ha descubierto que es adoptada solo es un poco más complicado. Nada que Berta Mir no pueda resolver a los angeles vez que prepara con su grupo l. a. grabación de su primer disco. Lo único que de verdad le preocupa es cómo reunir su parte del dinero para l. a. producción del CD. Sin embargo, poco a poco los angeles joven detective se verá envuelta en una guerra de bandas de tráfico de drogas químicas, en donde l. a. espiral de tensión y violencia está asegurada. Mientras tanto, los angeles vida established de Berta sigue tan alterada como siempre, con su padre convertido en un vegetal y l. a. sensación de que el tiempo a veces no avanza.

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By Carol Anshaw

Olympic swimmer Jesse Austin is seduced and as a result edged out for a gold medal via her Australian rival. From there, Anshaw intricately lines 3 attainable paths for Jesse, spinning exhilarating diversifications at the topics of misplaced love and parallel lives unlived. Dorothy Allison, writer of Bastard Out of Carolina, writes, "I came across myself wishing i may purchase a dozen copies and begin a dialogue team, simply so i might have the capacity to debate all of the questions this staggering novel provokes." A Reader's consultant is available.

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