The Obsidian Chamber

The Obsidian Chamber
  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2016-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781455536900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

New York Times bestseller A TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE After a harrowing, otherworldly confrontation on the shores of Exmouth, Massachussetts, Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast is missing, presumed dead. A SHOCKING RETURN Sick with grief, Pendergast's ward, Constance, retreats to her chambers beneath the family mansion at 891 Riverside Drive--only to be taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past. AN INTERNATIONAL MANHUNT Proctor, Pendergast's longtime bodyguard, springs to action, chasing Constance's kidnapper through cities, across oceans, and into wastelands unknown. BUT IN A WORLD OF BLACK AND WHITE, NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS And by the time Proctor discovers the truth, a terrifying engine has stirred-and it may already be too late . . .

Two by Two

Two by Two
  • Author : Barbara Reid
  • Publisher : Scholastic Canada
  • Release : 2015-02
  • ISBN : 9781443133043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

No ark since Noah's own has shown such colour and diversity of life as that of Barbara Reid! To save his family from the big flood, Noah builds a boat. It has to be HUGE, because two of every animal are coming to stay for forty days and forty nights. First in a trickle, then in a flood, animals of every colour and kind make their way into the hold. Bees and boas, camels and cats, every pair finds a place in these pages. Two by Two has been a classic for 20 years, and it is now available in a chunky board book format for the youngest readers.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 0142001740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

Americanah

Americanah
  • Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2013-05-14
  • ISBN : 9780307962126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The bestselling novel—a love story of race and identity—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.

Mythology

Mythology
  • Author : Edith Hamilton
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release : 2017-09-26
  • ISBN : 9780316438537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This 75th anniversary edition of a classic bestseller is stunningly illustrated and designed to enchant fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology at all ages. Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller. For more than seven decades readers have chosen this book above all others to discover the enchanting world of mythology -- from Odysseus's adventure-filled journey to the Norse god Odin's effort to postpone the final day of doom. This deluxe, hardcover edition is fully-illustrated throughout with all-new, specially commissioned art, making it a true collector's item.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Author : J. K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • ISBN : 1408810573
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Fourteen-year-old Harry Potter joins the Weasleys at the Quidditch World Cup, then enters his fourth year at Hogwarts Academy where he is mysteriously entered in an unusual contest that challenges his wizarding skills, friendships and character, amid signs that an old enemy is growing stronger

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
  • Author : John Knowles
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781476777030
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot
  • Author : Liane Moriarty
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-06-02
  • ISBN : 1101515376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HUSBAND'S SECRET AND BIG LITTLE LIES. A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How did I get here?” Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over...