By Danny Wallace
Ne sono protagonisti il Conte Moroni, il signor Martinelli e los angeles sua bella moglie Giulia, Don Eusebio, un frate peccatore ed il Vescovo di Firenze.
Questo è un racconto di fantasia e qualsiasi riferimento a persone o fatti reali è puramente casuale.
By Scott Gummer
When Ben and Jili Holden needs to circulation from ny with their 3 teenagers again to their small homeland of Palace Valley, California, they're compelled to reconcile the oldsters they’ve turn into with the desires that they had, the alternatives they’ve made, and a intercourse existence even more down-to-earth than the epic Ferris wheel tryst in their adolescence. After reluctantly stepping as much as lead his son’s Little League workforce, Ben is challenged to ultimately come to phrases with the lengthy shadow of his father, a mythical highschool baseball trainer and mentor who's loved by way of generations of avid gamers, but principally a stranger to Ben.
At the guts of the tale are the common stories and topics of kinfolk and group, as Ben and Jili fight to connect to their technology-addicted teenagers and grapple with problems with marital fidelity—both at domestic and within the hotbed of sexual rigidity that's the Little League park. between an unforgettable forged are Del, an autocratic trainer who concerns his personal Ten Commandments; Liza, Ben’s unrequited highschool weigh down; Logan, a smart-aleck ringer whose preteen abilities are eclipsed in simple terms by way of his ego; and Cyn, the sultry thong-wearing crew mother with the serpent tattoo. each father and mother of each boy and woman who've ever participated in adolescence activities can relate, and in Parents Behaving Badly Scott Gummer brilliantly skewers overzealous mom and dad and lunatic coaches, giving the grown-ups who search vicarious glory the send-up they so richly deserve.
By Don Lee
An exhilarating comedian satire with the quirky strength of The ask yourself Boys and Sideways.
Lyndon music, a well known sculptor, has fled long island urban to develop into a Brussels sprouts farmer within the small California city of Rosarita Bay. Lyndon has a brother, Woody, an indicted financier grew to become motion picture manufacturer, and Woody has a plan, regarding a golf-course inn on Lyndon's land and an getting older kung-fu diva from Hong Kong with a median kick and a meaner consuming problem.
A dreadlocked blood brother with a man-made leg, a small plot of quite lush marijuana, box biologists learning western snowy plovers, a disgraced museum curator, and Lyndon's nice love, the impulsive mayor of Rosarita Bay-these are just the various problems in Lyndon and Woody's lives over one madcap exertions Day weekend.
Hilarious and philosophical, this many-hued novel concerning the panorama of up to date "multicultural" the USA is significantly acclaimed Don Lee's most sensible publication yet.
By Steven Millhauser
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Elizabeth Buchan
By Rita Mae Brown
Settling into ranch lifestyles along with her wire-haired dachshund, Baxter, former Wall road dealer Mags Rogers doesn’t pass over the realm of funding banking—because its harmful tentacles have reached Reno, Nevada, the place determined households are squatting in foreclosed houses with no water or electrical energy. Mags and her gregarious great-aunt Jeep Reed are looking to support, yet they’re up opposed to corrupt officers, ruthless politicians—and a cruel assassin. After a former banker is brutally slain, Reno deputy—and Mags’s unofficial major other—Pete Meadows reveals proof of blackmail, shady genuine property ventures, and different cutthroat company practices, however the killer turns out to carry the entire playing cards. fortunately, Mags and Jeep nonetheless have a number of methods up their sleeves: Baxter; Jeep’s German Shepherd, King; and a few different canines detectives are formally off the leash—and at the hunt.
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Rita Mae Brown's Fox Tracks.
“Captivating . . . [Rita Mae Brown] is adept at fashioning a shrewdpermanent and correct plot and filling it with amiable people—and animals. Murder Unleashed is not any exception.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“From homicide to loveable canine, this booklet has it all.”—Suspense Magazine
“A nice secret [with] quirky and exceptionally fascinating characters.”—Examiner.com
By Melissa Pritchard
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Steven Millhauser
By E.L. Doctorow
With terrific and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a wide ranging university of stories, occasions, visions, and provocative inspiration, all based on an concept of the trendy truth of God. on the center of this stylistically bold journey de strength is a detective tale a couple of go that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in reduce ny in basic terms to reappear at the roof of an top West part synagogue. Intrigued through the mystery—and through the maverick rector and the younger rabbi investigating the unusual act of desecration—is a well known novelist, whose capacious mind is a digital repository for the information and mess ups of the age.
Daringly poised on the junction of the sacred and the profane, packed with the points of interest and sounds of latest York, and encompassing a wide forged of vividly drawn characters together with theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and battle veterans, City of God is a enormous paintings of religious mirrored image, philosophy, and heritage through America’s preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time.
Praise for City of God
“A grander standpoint at the universe . . . a unique that units its points of interest on God.”—The Wall road Journal
“Dazzling . . . the genuine miracle of City of God is the way in which its disparate components fuse right into a constantly spell binding and suspenseful whole.”—Time
“Blooms with humor, and a humanity that includes victorious as clever a unique as one may well desire to discover those days.”—Los Angeles Times
“Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and non secular incandescence.”—Chicago Tribune
“One of the best American novels of the previous fifty years . . . interpreting City of God restores one’s religion in literature.”—The Houston Chronicle
From the Hardcover edition.