Separated by respective ambitions after falling in love in occupied Nigeria, beautiful Ifemelu experiences triumph and defeat in America while exploring new concepts of race, while Obinze endures an undocumented status in London until the pair is reunited in their homeland 15 years later, where they face the toughest decisions of their lives. By the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun .
The story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on a solo journey into the wilds of Alaska and whose body was discovered four months later, explores the allure of the wilderness
Une peste créée par l'homme a ravagé la Terre. Les rares survivants forment une communauté avec une espèce inoffensive, fabriquée pour remplacer les humains, les Crakers. À sa tête, un couple au passé tumultueux, Toby, experte en champignons et abeilles, et Zeb, mangeur d'ours et fils d'un prêcheur maléfique. Dépositaire et garante de la mémoire, Toby transmet aux Crakers, curieux comme des enfants et avides de légendes, l'histoire des hommes. Au contact les uns des autres, humains et Crakers posent les fondements d'un nouveau monde...
Avec une verve extraordinaire, une imagination et une inventivité d'écriture sans limites, un humour décapant, Margaret Atwood joue de la dystopie pour bâtir un conte d'un genre unique. Mêlant tout à la fois récit d'aventures et histoire d'amour, pamphlet politique et écologique, réflexion sur la science et la religion, la sexualité et le pouvoir, elle nous offre ici une oeuvre d'une grande maturité, un " roman total " qui conclut magnifiquement le cycle commencé avec Le Dernier Homme et Le Temple du déluge.
Meeting outside a crematorium to honor the recently deceased woman who had been their lover, composer Clive Linley and newspaper editor Vernon Halliday make a pact that will have long-lasting political implications. Reprint.
Cassie Wright, star du porno, achève sa carrière sur un coup d'éclat : baiser devant les caméras avec 600 hommes en une nuit ! Dans les coulisses, les heureux numéros attendent. Parmi eux, 72, jeune puceau, 137, homosexuel refoulé et 600, hardeur vieillissant. Impatients, ils ne sont pas là que pour le record. Entre pulsions et vengeances, le plus grand gang bang de l'histoire promet d'être. mortel.
In this explosive new thriller, one of the most incredible and frightening discoveries mankind has ever faced is about to surface.On an oil platform in the middle of the North Atlantic, a terrifying series of illnesses is spreading through the crew. When expert naval doctor Peter Crane is flown in, he finds his real destination is not the platform itself but Deep Storm: a top secret aquatic science facility, two miles below on the ocean floor. And as Crane soon learns, the covert operation he finds there is concealing something far more sinister than a medical mysteryand much more deadly.From the Paperback edition.
The eagerly awaited follow-up to the best-selling The Da Vinci Code once again features Robert Langdon and weaves five years of the author's research into the story's twelve-hour timeframe, in an exhilarating thriller that is full of surprises. Five million first printing.
The author's classic novel about vampires in in small-town America is offered in a new edition, with this terrifying novel now accompanied by previously unpublished material from the author's archive, two short stories and eerie photographs that bring his fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. Reprint.
Obi Okonkwo is an idealistic young man who has now returned to Nigeria for a job in the civil service. However in his new role he finds that the way of government seems to be corruption. Obi manages to resist the bribes offered to him, but when he falls in love with an unsuitable girl, he sinks further into emotional and financial turmoil.
A story told from five different points of view chronicles the experiences of Japanese Americans caught up in the nightmare of the World War II internment camps.
Here is the captivating story of Julia Child's years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found "her true calling." From the moment she and her husband Paul, who worked for the USIS, arrived in the fall of 1948, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn't speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu. She teamed up with two fellow gourmettes, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, to help them with a book on French cooking for Americans. Filled with her husband's beautiful black-and-white photographs as well as family snapshots, this memoir is laced with wonderful stories about the French character, particularly in the world of food, and the way of life that Julia embraced so wholeheartedly. Bon appâetit!--From publisher description.
"Among the thousands of books for prospective and new parents, I doubt any will make you feel more understood and less alone than this one." -- ANTHONY DOERR, author of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE Armed with wit, tenderness and candor, [ Look How Happy I'm Making You ] helps obliterate any taboos that may still exist surrounding the tribulations of womens reproductive lives. --PEOPLE MAGAZINE A candid, ultimately buoyant debut story collection about the realities of the "baby years," whether you're having one or not The women in Polly Rosenwaike's Look How Happy I'm Making You want to be mothers, or aren't sure they want to be mothers, or--having recently given birth--are overwhelmed by what they've wrought. Sharp and unsettling, wry and moving in its depiction of love, friendship, and family, this collection expands the conversation about what having a baby looks like. One woman struggling with infertility deals with the news that her sister is pregnant. Another woman nervous about her biological clock "forgets" to take her birth control while dating a younger man and must confront the possibility of becoming a single parent. Four motherless women who meet in a bar every Mother's Day contend with their losses and what it would mean to have a child. Witty, empathetic, and precisely observed, Look How Happy I'm Making You offers the rare, honest portrayal of pregnancy and new motherhood in a culture obsessed with women's most intimate choices.
From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a bold and urgent investigation of division between the wealthy and the middle class n every arena of American life. In nearly every realm of daily life--from health care to education, highways to home security--there is an invisible velvet rope that divides how Americans live. On one side of the rope, for a price, red tape is cut, lines are jumped, appointments are secured, and doors are opened. On the other side, middle- and working-class Americans fight to find an empty seat on the plane, a place in line with their kids at the amusement park, a college acceptance, or a hospital bed. We are all aware of the gap between the rich and everyone else, but when we weren''t looking, business innovators stepped in to exploit it, shifting services away from the masses and finding new ways to profit by serving the privileged. And as decision-makers and corporate leaders increasingly live on the friction-free side of the velvet rope, they are less inclined to change--or even notice--the obstacles everyone else must contend with. Schwartz''s "must read" book takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope divide takes on society.
When a natural disaster predicted by God's Gardeners leader Adam One obliterates most human life, two survivors trapped inside respective establishments that metaphorically represent paradise and hell wonder if any of their loved ones have survived.
A national best-seller first published in 1989 tells the story of a controversial painter who struggles to come to terms with the betrayals of her childhood and her identity as a daughter, lover, artist, and woman. Reissue.
Stories you'll never forget--just try--from literature's favorite transgressive author Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. In "Expedition," fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club . And in other stories, the absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in "Zombies," the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In "Knock, Knock," a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in "Tunnel of Love," a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing 'relief' to dying clients. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.
A New York Times reporter offers an indictment of the CIA and its intelligence-gathering capabilities as he traces the history of the organization from the end of World War II to Iraq, in a study that condemns the CIA for its record, its inability to understand world affairs, the violence it has unleashed, and its undermining of American politics.
Abandoned at a Swiss boarding school while her billionaire parents pursue the adoptions of new children during the Christmas season, 11-year-old Madison dies from a drug overdose and arrives in Hell, where she forges Breakfast Club -style friendships with other dead youths and seeks a confrontation with Satan. By the best-selling author of Tell-All .
Agent Number 67, nicknamed Pygmy for his diminutive size, arrives in the United States from his totalitarian homeland. An 'exchange student' he is welcomed with open arms by his Midwestern host family. Simpsons-spinoffs, they introduce him into the rituals of postmodern American life, which he views with utter contempt. Along with his fellow operatives, he is planning something big, something truly, truly awful, to bring this big dumb country's fat inhabitants to their knees.
An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe.An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last. As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown's novel is a thrilling masterpiece--from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.