Artemis Fowl, 2 : Mission polaire

By Eoin Colfer

Le génie hors l. a. loi est de retour !Ordre de undertaking pour Holly brief, capitaine des Forces Armées de Régulation du Peuple des fées. Description du suspect à appréhender pour interrogatoire au centre de police du monde souterrain.Nom : FowlPrénom : ArtemisÂge : 13 ansSignes particuliers : une intelligence redoutable et redoutéeProfession : spécialiste en entreprises délictueuses et collégien (à ses heures perdues)Recherché pour : trafic d'armes avec le gang des gobelinsArtemis n’a plus qu’une idée en tête : retrouver son père. Persuadé que celui-ci est vivant, quelque half en Russie, il va déployer des moyens suggestions et financiers colossaux pour le rechercher. Il devra se battre contre l. a. Mafiya russe, contre les gobelins, se retrouver au beau milieu des glaces arctiques et s’allier au Peuple des fées. En échange d’un petit provider…

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Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild!

By Lincoln Peirce

Tremendous Nate is gigantic information! A mainstay at the long island instances top dealers record, great Nate is now the big name of his personal musical, which debuted in spring 2013.

Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the famous person of massive Nate, the day-by-day and Sunday sketch, which has been nationally syndicated considering 1991.

Nate is eleven years previous, four-and-a-half toes tall, and the best-ever checklist holder for detentions in class background. He's a self-described genius and 6th grade Renaissance Man.

Nate, who lives along with his dad and older sister, enjoys pestering his relations and lecturers together with his sarcasm. to attract sizeable Nate, Peirce will depend on stories of his personal formative years and the reviews he gathered educating artwork at a brand new York urban highschool. Peirce sometimes turns his pen over to his production, and readers get to work out existence via Nate's eyes as he doodles his adventures in his pc.

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Trespass: A Novel

By Rose Tremain

Longlisted for the guy Booker Prize; one of many Wall highway Journal's top books by means of girls in 2010. “Complex, suspenseful, and virtually hypnotically readable.”―Margot Livesey, Boston Sunday Globe

In a silent valley in southern France stands an remoted stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Aramon, the landlord, is so haunted through his violent earlier that he is develop into incapable of all significant motion, letting his looking canines starve and his land visit break. in the meantime, his sister Audrun, on my own in her glossy bungalow close by of the Mas Lunel, desires of exacting retribution for the unstated betrayals that experience blighted her lifestyles. Into this closed international comes Anthony Verey, a prosperous yet dissatisfied antiques broker from London. while he units his attractions at the Mas, a daunting and unstoppable sequence of outcomes is determined in motion.

"Rose Tremain's writing is so strong, she makes us pay attention English anew," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. This strong and unsettling paintings finds another measurement to Tremain's notable mind's eye.

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No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again; A Symphonic Novel

By Edgardo Vega Yunque

This sweeping drama of in detail attached families--black, white, and Latino--boldly evokes the ever-shifting cultural mosaic that's the US. At its middle is Vidamía Farrell, part Puerto Rican, part Irish, who units out looking for the daddy she hasn't ever recognized. Her trip takes her from her prosperous suburban domestic to the reduce East facet of big apple, the place her father Billy Farrell now lives along with his moment family members. as soon as a talented jazz pianist, Billy misplaced arms within the Vietnam struggle and has for the reason that close himself off from jazz. As Billy's colourful new relations attracts her into their fold, so Vidamia determines to attract her father again into the area he left behind.

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The Dark

The Dark, generally acclaimed, but infamously banned, is John McGahern’s delicate, perceptive, and wonderfully written portrayal of a tender man’s coming-of-age in rural eire. innovative and introverted, the boy is profitable in class, yet bitterly stressed by means of the guilt-inducing questions he endures from the monks who may be his commemorated courses. His dating along with his bullying, bigoted, widowed father is in a similar way conflicted — touched with either deep love and thoroughly suppressed hatred. while he needs to depart domestic to extra his schooling, their dating is interested in an emotional climax that teaches either father and son probably the most complicated truths approximately manhood.

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Prelude

By William Coles

Seventeen-year-old Kim is a scholar at one in every of Britain's such a lot remarkable associations, Eton collage - full of over one thousand boys and never a lady in sight. His head is stuffed with the Falklands battle and a potential military occupation, till the day he hears his new piano instructor, India, a gorgeous yet pained younger girl, enjoying a prelude from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Kim's lifestyles is not really an analogous back. An intensely passionate affair develops among him and his twenty-three-year-old instructor, and he wallows within the wild and unaccustomed thrill of old flame. Twenty-five years on, Kim recollects that heady summer season and the way their fledgling dating was once so brutally snuffed out - complete off by means of his enemies, via the limitations of Eton, and by way of his personal withering jealousy. Prelude is the bittersweet tale of a life-changing love.

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In a Free State: A Novel

By V.S. Naipaul

No author has rendered our boundariless, post-colonial international extra acutely or prophetically than V. S. Naipaul, or given its upheavals this sort of hauntingly human face. an ideal working example is that this riveting novel, a masterful and stylishly rendered narrative of emigration, dislocation, and dread, observed by way of 4 assisting narratives.

In the start it is only a vehicle journey via Africa. English people--Bobby, a civil servant with a in charge urge for food for African boys, and Linda, a supercilious “compound spouse” [117]-- are using again to their enclave after a remain within the capital [111]. yet in among lies the panorama of an unnamed nation whose squalor and ethnic bloodletting recommend Idi Amin’s Uganda. [111-12, a hundred and twenty, 130-1, a hundred and fifty, 178, 220-40] And the farther Naipaul’s protagonists shuttle into it, the extra they locate themselves crossing the road that separates privileged outsiders from horrified sufferers. along this Conradian journey de strength are 4 incisive graphics of guys looking liberation faraway from domestic. by way of turns humorous and terrifying, sorrowful and unsparing, In A unfastened State is Naipaul at his most sensible.

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The Porcupine

By Julian Barnes

In his newest novel, Julian Barnes, writer of Talking It Over and A background of the realm in 10 0.5 Chapters, trains his laser-bright prose at the cave in of Communism in jap Europe.

Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed celebration chief, is put on trial for crimes that variety from corruption to political homicide. Petkanov's guilt -- and the righteousness of his competitors -- would appear to be self-evident. yet, as brilliantly imagined through Barnes, the trial of this crafty and unrepentant dictator illuminates the shadowy frontier among the rusted myths of the Communist previous and a capitalist destiny during which every little thing is up for grabs.

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More Than This

By Patrick Ness

"Books are frequently defined as ‘mind-blowing,’ yet this can be one of many few books within which, whereas interpreting it, i've got exclaimed aloud, ‘Oh. My. God.’ on a number of events. I won’t let you know the rest approximately it. simply learn it." — John Green

Seth drowns, determined and by myself. yet then he wakes. bare, thirsty, ravenous. yet alive. And the place is he? the road turns out regular, yet every little thing is deserted, overgrown, lined in airborne dirt and dust. He remembers demise, his cranium bashed opposed to the rocks. Has he woken up in his personal own hell? Is there extra to this existence, or maybe this afterlife? From the acclaimed writer of the Chaos jogging trilogy and A Monster Calls comes essentially the most provocative youngster novels of our time.

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Dilbert 2.0: The Modern Era 2000 - 2008

By Scott Adams

No matter if averting unnecessary conferences with the clueless pointy-haired boss or angsting over insanely very unlikely revenues objectives, meaningless functionality pursuits, and a mind-numbing cubicle surroundings, Dilbert and his fellow company sufferers soldier on, offering a funny liberate for the good brotherhood of place of work drones. For two decades, Dilbert has attached with the unappreciated, making all and sundry ask yourself, "Has Scott Adams bugged our offices?" In Dilbert 2.0, a suite of the strip's first twenty years, Scott truly demonstrates that in the course of the dot-com and genuine property bubbles to the recent basic, Dilbert understands that the stuff of labor is basically humorous enterprise! Now awarded for the 1st time in a four-volume digital version! This fourth quantity of Dilbert 2.0 covers the trendy period from 2001 to 2008 for the distinguished caricature strip.

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