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  • Auteur:
    Windley, Carol
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    In 1927, as Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother, she learns the truth about her father and meets Dr. Magdalena Schaefferová, whose family will become a significant part of her future.

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    Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
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    NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER  “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start  Mexican Gothic  gets seriously weird.”— The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post Tordotcom ; Marie Claire An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets... . From the author of  Gods of Jade and Shadow  comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” ( Kirkus Reviews ) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.      Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.   Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.    And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind. “It’s as if a supernatural power compels us to turn the pages of the gripping Mexican Gothic .”— The Washington Post “Mexican Gothic is the perfect summer horror read, and marks Moreno-Garcia with her hypnotic and engaging prose as one of the genre’s most exciting talents.” — Nerdist “A period thriller as rich in suspense as it is in lush ’50s atmosphere.” — Entertainment Weekly

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    Kleypas, Lisa
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    Catherine Marks is a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters, but their older brother Leo is thoroughly exasperating. When one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response.

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    Hoffman, Alice
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    In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she's abandoned on in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the "Unnamed Arts." Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it's is here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters. Magic Lessons is a celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman's masterful storytelling.

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    Enoch, Suzanne
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    Rowena MacLawry has come to the Highlands after a spectacularly successful debut season in London and has made it clear that she's outgrown her girlhood obsession with Lachlan MacTier. That's fine with him, as long as he can ignore the incredibly desirable young woman she has become.

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    Laurens, Stephanie
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    Royd Frobisher, in the final leg of the mission his brothers have begun, is pressured into taking along his emotional nemesis, Isobel Carmichael. Neither expects what awaits as they set sail aboard Royd's ship for the jungle rescue mission--risking their happiness in the name of duty.

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    Chase, Loretta Lynda
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    Jessica Trent is determined to save her brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, even if it means facing the devil himself. The trouble is, the devil in question is so irresistible that the person who really needs saving is Jessica.

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    Laurens, Stephanie
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    In a long-ago country-village, a grandmother, her grandchildren, an artifact hunter, and the lady who catches his eye, are all drawn together in a Christmas treasure hunt for three ancient coins.

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    Ruiz Zafón, Carlos
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    Alicia Gris, with the help of the Sempere family, uncovers one of the most shocking conspiracies in all Spanish history: the mysterious disappearance of Spain's Minister of Culture, Mauricio Valls. Her search uncovers a tangled web of kidnappings and murders tied to the Franco regime, whose corruption is more widespread and horrifying than anyone imagined.

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    Maniscalco, Kerri
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    Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe--witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin, desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost, even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden.

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    Nam-Joo, Cho, Chang, Jamie
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    The runaway bestseller that has sold over one million copies internationally, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the most important book to have come out of South Korea since Han Kang’s The Vegetarian.Kim Jiyoung is the most common name for Korean women born in the 1980s.Kim Jiyoung is representative of her generation:At home, she is an unfavoured sister to her princeling little brother.In primary school, she is a girl who has to line up behind the boys at lunchtime.In high school, she is a daughter whose father blames her for being harassed late at night.In university, she is a good student who doesn’t get put forward for internships by her professor.In the office, she is an exemplary employee who is overlooked for promotion by her manager.At home, she is a wife who has given up her career to take care of her husband and her baby.Kim Jiyoung is depressed.Kim Jiyoung has started to act out.Kim Jiyoung is her own woman.Kim Jiyoung is insane. Kim Jiyoung’s husband sends her to see a psychiatrist.This is his clinical assessment of the everywoman in contemporary Korea.

  • Auteur:
    Castellan, E. M.
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    When an accident forces Henriette to reveal her powerful gift for enchantments to Louis, he asks for her help. For she alone can defeat the dark magician threatening his authority.

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    Bennett, Amy Rose
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    When ladies' academy dropout Arabella Jardine encounters Gabriel Holmes-Fitzgerald, she soon learns the only thing worse than getting married to an unrepentant rake would be to fall in love with him.

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    Bennett, Amy Rose
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    A reserved debutante and a former soldier make an unlikely but fated match as they hasten for the Isle of Skye.

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    Hurston, Zora Neale
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    A collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture. Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston's "lost" Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives.

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    Quincy, D. M.
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    One evening, Lady Delilah Chambers comes under attack by a gang of ruffians, and fends them off with the help of a handsome gentleman. But she is shocked when she meets the duke who is set on wedding her stepdaughter.

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    Wiggs, Susan
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    Washington, DC, 1870s. At a glittering White House gala, Abigail Cabot discovers the man of her dreams. Only, he's not interested, yet. Jamie Calhoun's handsome looks and easy charm have made him as popular in the Senate as with the capital's most attractive women. For a man convinced he's incapable of love and a woman who believes she can reach the stars, could this be a match made in heaven?

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    Forester, C. S.
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    Soon to a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks premiering May 8, a World War II naval thriller of "high and glittering excitement" (The New York Times) from the author of the legendary Hornblower series The mission of Commander George Krause of the United States Navy is to protect a convoy of thirty-seven merchant ships making their way across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. There, they will deliver desperately needed supplies, but only if they can make it through the wolfpack of German submarines that awaits and outnumbers them in the perilous seas. For forty eight hours, Krause will play a desperate cat and mouse game against the submarines, combating exhaustion, hunger, and thirst to protect fifty million dollars' worth of cargo and the lives of three thousand men. Originally published as The Good Shepherd and acclaimed as one of the best novels of the year in 1955, here is a riveting classic of World War II and naval warfare from one of the twentieth century's masters of sea stories.

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    Reva, Maria
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    "Bright, funny, satirical and relevant... . A new talent to watch"—Margaret Atwood "These immersive linked stories grapple with Ukrainian history through the waning years of the USSR and birth pangs of democracy...Reva's characters spark off the page as they confront a brutal bureaucratic past with the only tool they possess—hope."— O, The Oprah Magazine A brilliant and bitingly funny collection of stories united around a single crumbling apartment building in Ukraine. A bureaucratic glitch omits an entire building, along with its residents, from municipal records. So begins Reva's "darkly hilarious" (Anthony Doerr) intertwined narratives, nine stories that span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union. But even as the benighted denizens of 1933 Ivansk Street weather the official neglect of the increasingly powerless authorities, they devise ingenious ways to survive. In "Bone Music," an agoraphobic recluse survives by selling contraband LPs, mapping the vinyl grooves of illegal Western records into stolen X-ray film. A delusional secret service agent in "Letter of Apology" becomes convinced he's being covertly recruited to guard Lenin's tomb, just as his parents, not seen since he was a small child, supposedly were. Weaving the narratives together is the unforgettable, chameleon-like Zaya: a cleft-lipped orphan in "Little Rabbit," a beauty-pageant crasher in "Miss USSR," a sadist-for-hire to the Eastern Bloc's newly minted oligarchs in "Homecoming." Good Citizens Need Not Fear tacks from moments of intense paranoia to surprising tenderness and back again, exploring what it is to be an individual amid the roiling forces of history. Inspired by her and her family's own experiences in Ukraine, Reva brings the black absurdism of early Shteyngart and the sly interconnectedness of Anthony Marra's Tsar of Love and Techno to a "bang-on brilliant" (Miriam Toews) collection that is "fearless and thrilling" (Bret Anthony Johnston), and as clever as it is heartfelt. "You've never read anything like them"—Elizabeth McCracken

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    Politano, Joanna Davidson
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    A rag woman in London meets a handsome stranger who offers her a chance to remake herself at Rothburne Abbey. But something about the abbey is unsettling. Will its secrets reveal her own, and ruin her?

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