arsh place of cruel storms. a collapsing fishery. and chronic unemployment. the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw. and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly. the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice. each of the Quoyles confronts private demons. reels from catastrophe to minor triumphin the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem. who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty. with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod. to escape from a pickle jar. and to tie a true lovers knot.
Technologies. Though she does not want to go to this unknown town or university. she also feels that somehow its the only place she should be. Against her mothers wishes. Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.As she quickly discovers. the institutes aspecial technologies are unlike anything she has ever encountered. The books are impossible to read. the lessons maddeningly obscure. and the work refuses memorization. Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line. the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead. their families pay a terrible price.Yet despite her fear. Sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed ofa and suddenly all she could ever want.A complex blend of adventure. magic. science. and philosophy. filtered through a distinct Russian sensibility. this astonishing work brilliantly translated by Julia Meitov Hersey is reminiscent of
Our life is brief . . .The definitive English language translation of the internationally bestselling Russian novel a brilliant dark fantasy combining psychological suspense. enchantment. and terror that makes us consider human existence in a fresh and provocative way.aA book that has the potential to become a modern classic.Lev Grossman. bestselling author of The MagiciansOur life is brief . . .While on holiday at the beach with her mother. Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with a sinister air directs her to perform strange and uncomfortable tasks. He rewards her efforts with a strange golden coin.As the days progress. Sasha carries out other acts for which she receives more coins from Kozhennikov. As summer ends. her new domineering mentor directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special
her revenge. Woman of the Dead. the first book in a trilogy. is an unforgettable thriller about the lengths one passionate woman will go to for vengeance and the tug-of-war between good and evil that exists in all of us. Vivid. tense. and written with breakneck narration. this novel introduces Bernhard Aichner as a rising star in crime fiction.
Pet-friendly dog bar owner Maggie Patterson juggles her new love life. a local murder. and a name-making editorial spread in the hilarious second entry in this charming cozy series.Although still not quite a dog lover. Maggie Patterson meets with her new group of dog-loving friends for „Yappy Hour” every Friday night in the idyllic seaside town of Pacific Cove. California. Both she and her sister Rachel have put last year’s murderous summer behind them. with Rachel even securing a headline feature for the Wine and Bark in the famous Doggie Day magazine. But when her sister comes down with a case of salmonella poisoning. Maggie is left to run the business in her absence. Even worse. Maggie overhears an argument between her friend Yolanda and Fran. who runs the Chic Chickie shop. Then Fran turns up dead.With evidence piling up against Yolanda. the Roundup Crew is desperate to find the real killer and convince Maggie to investigate. With the help of charming detective Officer Brad Brooks. Maggie finds that everyone has a motive. even some of her beloved Roundup Crew friends. Maggie must put her new job as a purser on hold while she tracks down a killer. Will Maggie’s investigation kill her budding romance with Officer Brooks? Sometimes getting to the truth is not for the faint of bark … er … heart. Between running the bar. managing her love life. and solving a murder in time for the editorial spread. things are about to get a little hairy in this laugh-out-loud cozy mystery.
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