Cold Grave: An unsolved crime; a tide of secrets suddenly and shockingly unleashed ...

'Robertson is doing for Glasgow what Rankin did for Edinburgh' Mirror

1993. Scotland is within the grip of an ice-cold wintry weather and the Lake of Menteith is frozen over. a tender guy and girl stroll around the ice to the ancient island of Inchmahome which lies in the course of the lake. in basic terms the guy returns.In the spring, as employees arrange the abbey ruins for summer season viewers, they become aware of the physique of a woman, her cranium violently crushed.

Now. Retired detective Alan Narey continues to be haunted via the unsolved crime. wanting to relieve her sick father's moral sense, DS Rachel Narey hazards her activity and acceptance by way of returning to the Lake of Menteith and unofficially reopening the chilly case. With assistance from police photographer Tony wintry weather, Rachel prepares a deadly gambit to discover the killer's identification. regardless of the freezing temperatures the ice chilly case starts off to thaw, and with it a tide of secrets and techniques lengthy frozen in time are by surprise and shockingly unleashed.


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Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia

By Jeff Parker, Francine Prose, Mikhail Iossel

Few international locations have passed through extra radical changes than Russia has because the fall of the Soviet Union. The tales in Rasskazy: New Fiction from a brand new Russia current twenty-three depictions of the recent Russia from its such a lot gifted younger writers. chosen from the pages of the pinnacle Russian literary magazines and written by way of winners of the main prestigious literary awards, every one of these tales seem the following in English for the 1st time.

“What’s new is the rhythm and snap of the hip, sleek, modern voices that we might count on to listen to damn right into a cellphone within the sales space subsequent to ours, and the rendering of that voice into an English that’s as idiomatic and assured as we think those audio system to be. . . . How lucky we're . . . that now we have Rasskazy: New Fiction from a brand new Russia”
—from the creation via Francine Prose

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Horse Games (Saddle Club, No.16)

Stevie is happy a couple of nice new sport--polocrosse. whilst she learns that the pony clever Pony membership may be taking part in opposed to her boyfriend's workforce, she's overjoyed. Now she'll eventually have the opportunity to teach him what an exceptional rider she is! Her most sensible acquaintances, Carole and Lisa, are captivated with whatever that has to do with horses, yet they do not percentage Stevie's fierce force to win. Carole could particularly spend time with their new buddy Marie, who was once injured in an twist of fate. Marie wishes support, and Carole is familiar with that horses are the reply. If she will be able to curiosity Marie in driving again,she'll be at the street to recovery.

When Stevie sprains her ankle, her decision is as powerful as ever. Carole and Lisa suggestion she used to be a fear as a participant, yet they cannot think what she's like as a trainer! Her aggressive spirit is commencing to threaten their friendship. what is going to it take to get the Saddle membership harmony again back?

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The Sentimentalists

By Johanna Skibsrud

"A hypnotic meditation on reminiscence . . . reaffirms the possibility of storytelling to provide readability and redemption." —New York instances publication Review

during this riveting debut, a daughter makes an attempt to find the reality in regards to the lifetime of her father, a demise Vietnam veteran haunted by means of his wartime stories. robust and warranted, The Sentimentalists is a narrative of what lies underneath the skin of lifestyle.

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By William Shakespeare

In Othello, Shakespeare creates strong drama from a wedding among the unique Moor Othello and the Venetian girl Desdemona that starts with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and dying. Shakespeare builds many changes into his hero and heroine, together with race, age, and cultural heritage. but such a lot readers and audiences think the couple’s powerful love could conquer those ameliorations have been it no longer for Iago, who units out to ruin Othello. Iago’s fake insinuations approximately Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s scary verbal and actual assaults.

The authoritative variation of Othello from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the relied on and popular Shakespeare sequence for college kids and common readers, includes:

-Freshly edited textual content in keeping with the easiest early revealed model of the play

-Full explanatory notes with ease put on pages dealing with the textual content of the play

-Scene-by-scene plot summaries

-A key to the play’s well-known traces and phrases

-An advent to analyzing Shakespeare’s language

-An essay through a number one Shakespeare student offering a contemporary standpoint at the play

-Fresh photos from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s enormous holdings of infrequent books

-An annotated consultant to additional reading

Essay by way of Susan Snyder

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is domestic to the world’s greatest selection of Shakespeare’s revealed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare students from world wide. as well as exhibitions open to the general public all year long, the Folger deals an entire calendar of performances and courses. for additional information, stopover at

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Love and Other Near-Death Experiences: A Novel

By Mil Millington

Hi. My identify is Robert, and that i haven’t been useless for sixty-three days now.

If he hadn’t received these crummy towels, Rob will be six toes lower than. yet his terrible purchasing experience by chance trigger a convoluted chain of occasions that intended he lived while all these others died within the pub explosion. ok, perhaps it wasn’t the gruesome towels that kept his lifestyles. possibly it used to be another random motion, another small circulation that used to be the totally trivial but very important issue. And that’s the true problem.
Now, together with his marriage ceremony speedy forthcoming, Rob by surprise reveals himself paralyzed with indecision–about each. Little. factor. He simply cannot be definite which possible harmless selection will suggest the variation among existence and loss of life: may still he wash the fork or the knife first? should still he step out of the bathe along with his left leg or his correct leg? purple sweater or blue? something is bound: His fiancée, Jo, is at her wits’ end.
To retailer his courting and his sanity, Rob embarks on a quest to determine why he’s nonetheless respiring. whilst he meets up with others who've had related lifesaving close to misses, he figures the reply needs to be shut. yet destiny could seize them but, for Rob’s seek to appreciate why he’s nonetheless alive may well good change into the very factor that kills them all.

Filled with the barbed and gleaming discussion that made issues My female friend and i've Argued a few cult hit, Mil Millington’s Love and different Near-Death reviews is a hilarious existential romantic comedy approximately moment guesses and moment probabilities.

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Band of Sisters

By Cathy Gohlke

Maureen O’Reilly and her more youthful sister flee eire in wish of saying the existence promised to their father over 20 years prior to. After surviving the pains of Ellis Island, Maureen learns that their benefactor, Colonel Wakefield, has died. His relations, refusing to possess his Civil battle debt, casts her out. on my own, impoverished, and at risk of deportation, Maureen connives to acquire employment in a well known division shop. yet she quickly discovers that the stylish facade hides a mystery that threatens each weak lady within the city.

Despite her family’s disapproval, Olivia Wakefield determines to honor her father’s debt yet can’t locate Maureen. unforeseen support comes from an area businessman, whom Olivia starts to determine as greater than an best friend, whilst she fears the secrets and techniques he’s hiding. As ladies start disappearing from the shop, Olivia rallies influential women in her circle to aid Maureen take a stand opposed to injustice and struggle for the lives in their turning out to be band of sisters. yet can both girl open her center to divine major or the affection it could actually carry?

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A Thousand Pardons: A Novel

By Jonathan Dee

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE yr via KIRKUS REVIEWS

For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo, Jonathan Dee’s novels are masterful works of literary fiction. during this sharply saw story of self-invention and public scandal, Dee increases a trenchant query: what will we really need after we ask for forgiveness?
as soon as a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a verge of collapse. Ben, a accomplice in a prestigious legislation company, has develop into unpredictable at paintings and withdrawn at home—a switch that weighs seriously on his spouse, Helen, and their preteen daughter, Sara. Then, in a single afternoon, Ben’s recklessness takes an alarming flip, and every little thing the Armsteads have equipped jointly unravels, speedily and spectacularly.
chase away into the operating global, Helen unearths a task in public kinfolk and relocates with Sara from their domestic in upstate long island to an condominium in long island. There, Helen discovers she has an extraordinary reward, fundamental on this planet of picture keep watch over: she will be able to persuade smug males to confess their blunders, spinning crises into moment probabilities. but redemption is extra simply granted in her specialist existence than in her own one.
As she is faced with the largest case of her occupation, the fallout from her marriage, and Sara’s more and more far away habit, Helen needs to face the boundaries of responsibility and her personal ability for forgiveness.

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Praise for A Thousand Pardons
A Thousand Pardons is that infrequent factor: a real literary mystery. Eerily suspenseful and filled with dramatic occasion, it additionally deals a trenchant, hilarious portrait of our collective eager for authenticity in those overmediated times.”—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of A stopover at from the Goon Squad

“Hugely stress-free . . . Dee is a quick, cinematic author. . . . A Thousand Pardons moves speedy. It’s a trifling two hundred or so pages, and it packs loads of turns of destiny inside of there.”The Boston Globe
“Dee’s presents are frequently stunning and his fabric meticulously formed. . . . [He] articulates advanced emotional dynamics with precision and insight.”—The long island instances e-book Review
“Some tales commence with a bang. and a few start with a roaring fireball of fact. Jonathan Dee’s most modern novel belongs within the latter camp.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Dee bounds gracefully between Helen’s, Ben’s, and Sara’s issues of view as they fight to reassemble their lives. Their tales suppose sincere, and the prose is beautiful.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A web page turner . . . What a triumph.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Graceful prose and this sort of sharp knowing of human weak point that you’ll wince as you laugh.”—People
“Propulsively readable.”—The Millions
“Dee keeps to set up himself as an ironic observer of up to date habit. . . . The plot is full of life. . . . yet so much compelling is the acuteness of the details.”—The Atlantic

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In a not-so-distant destiny London, riots became the norm. but if the govt. without warning stops allotting Concentr8--a behavioral amendment "miracle" drug comparable to Ritalin--the city's citizens stand up fiercer than they ever have before.

Amidst the chaos, 5 young people choose a guy possible at random and chain him up as a hostage in a warehouse. Blaze is their chief, and Troy has constantly been his quiet sidekick--the purely individual he has ever depended on. yet even Troy did not see this coming, and as their tale unfolds over six demanding days, something is clear--none of them will ever be an analogous again.

Told from the viewpoint of a number of characters in a global wide-spread to our personal, this searing examine a bunch of youth who chase away from the margins of society is ideal for lovers of considerate fiction like Panic and this system series.

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A Handbook to Luck (Vintage Contemporaries)

Within the past due 60s, 3 kids from world wide are making their means on the planet: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, residing in southern California together with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting via within the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We stick to them over the years, surviving struggle, disillusionment, and love, as their lives and paths intersect. With its forged of vividly drawn characters, its swish circulation via time, and the mental shifts among youth and maturity, A instruction manual to Luck is a gorgeous, elegiac, and deeply emotional novel by way of cherished storyteller Cristina García.

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