Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter

Author: Emily Brightwell ISBN: 9780425198858 Pages: 215 Description: For me, Mrs. Jeffries Mysteries are the literary equivilent to comfort food; familiar, safe from unpleasant surprises, enjoyable and always made from the same recipe. (Take that as you will; for some, as a series that may not be a good recipe). Excellent bedtime reads that are short enough to complete in …

Ni d’Ève ni d’Adam

Author: Amélie Nothomb ISBN: 9782226179647 Pages: 245 Description: How do you know an author is talented? One way is when you cannot stop reading, even though not much is happening plotwise. This was Tokyo Finacee for me. Nothomb creates striking images with very few words, and their arresting quality is not lost in translation. (Note: The title is Tokyo Fiancée) …

Spotgaai

Author: Suzanne Collins ISBN: 9789000303120 Pages: 363 Description: Katniss Everdeen overleefde tot twee keer toe de Hongerspelen, het macabere evenement dat eens per jaar plaatsvindt om de bevolking van Panem eraan te herinneren dat er niet te tornen valt aan het dictatoriale regime. Maar dat regime begint nu te wankelen. Rebellen nemen Katniss mee naar het grimmige District 13, waar …

To Be a King

Author: Kathryn Lasky ISBN: 9780439795708 Pages: 206 Description: The eleventh title in this best-selling series brings Hoole to kingship and the legends to fulfilment signaling a return to the adventures of Coryn, Soren and the Band. In this final book of the Legends trilogy Hoole reclaims the thrown of his father and goes on to wage a war against the …

Cane

Author: Jean Toomer ISBN: 9780871401519 Pages: 144 Description: A literary masterpiece of the Harlem Renaissance, Cane is a powerful work of innovative fiction evoking black life in the South. The sketches, poems, and stories of black rural and urban life that make up Cane are rich in imagery. Visions of smoke, sugarcane, dusk, and flame permeate the Southern landscape: the …

Soe Hok-Gie…Sekali Lagi: Buku Pesta dan Cinta di Alam Bangsanya

Author: Rudy Badil ISBN: Pages: 512 Description: Dari sisa ingatan dan catatan minim, mantan enam rekan (Freddy Lasut sudah almarhum) perjalanan Soe Hok-gie (27 tahun) dan Idhan Dhanvantari Lubis (20), berusaha menulis ulang kesaksian sebenarnya tragedi perjalanan pendakian ke Gunung Semeru, nun 40 tahun lalu. Aristides Katoppo (71): “Hok-gie terlalu cepat pergi, tapi kalau dia hidup dan sekarang sudah umur …

Title: Nutshell

Author: Ian McEwan ISBN: 9780385542074 Pages: 208 Description: Nutshell is a classic story of murder and deceit, told by a narrator with a perspective and voice unlike any in recent literature. A bravura performance, it is the finest recent work from a true master. To be bound in a nutshell, see the world in two inches of ivory, in a …

Collected Poems, 1909-1962

Author: T.S. Eliot ISBN: 9780151189786 Pages: 240 Description: There is no more authoritative collection of the poetry that Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume, published two years before his death in 1965. Poet, dramatist, critic, and editor, T. S. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry. This edition of Collected Poems 1909-1962 includes his verse …

Playing Laura

Author: Ryleigh Berkenpas ISBN: Pages: 442 Description: Nothing is going the way she planned. Laura has been on her best behavior for weeks – she hasn’t fought back when bullied, she hasn’t stepped on anyone to get ahead, and she definitely hasn’t picked any fights with Arlene. But now she’s had enough. Arlene still won’t acknowledge that Laura deserves to …

Das Konzert

Author: Hartmut Lange ISBN: 9783257216455 Pages: 138 Description: Im Salon der Frau Altenschul trifft sich die jüdische Creme Berlins – ausnahmslos von den Nazis umgebrachte Tote, deren postume Zusammenkünfte dazu dienen, inmitten schöner Dinge den gewaltsamen Tod im Massengrab zu vergessen. Auch die Mörder zieht es an denselben Ort; draußen vor der Tür warten sie auf Sühne. Erlösung soll von …