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Par D. F Bailey. 2007
How can a lie possibly be good? This question presses on Paul Wakefield following a kayaking accident on the ocean… surrounding the city of Victoria. His wife and child are threatened by the repercussions that follow the accident, and Paul must decide how to confront the accusations facing him. Knowing the truth will destroy them all, he scrambles for the one thing certain to save a select few: the good lie. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence, and strong language. 2007.
Par Anne Enright. 2007
Veronica - once an attention-deprived middle child among 12 siblings, and now an unfulfilled wife and mother - has come… to London to claim the body of her beloved yet estranged brother Liam, who drowned himself at sea. As the nine surviving members of the Hegarty clan converge in Dublin for Liam's wake, Veronica wants to protect the past - and the secret of what transpired in her grandmother's house during the winter of 1968. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007 Man Booker Prize. 2007.
Par Iris Murdoch. 1985
Stuart Cuno has decided to become good. Not believing in God, he invents his own methods, which include celibacy and… the abandonment of a promising academic career. Interfering friends and relations question his sincerity, his sanity and his motives, but Stuart is determined to embark on a moral apprenticeship, which is to cause nothing but trouble and be both funny and at times, very moving. 1985.
Par Maria Katzenbach. 1977
Par Amitav Ghosh. 2001
Rajkumar, an orphaned Indian boat boy, is only eleven when he is stranded in Burma as the British invade in… 1885. His meeting with ten-year-old Dolly, one of the queen's attendants, in the Glass Palace is so memorable that it dominates his life. Some descriptions of sex. Winner of the 2002 CNIB Torgi Award. 2001.
Par R. K Narayan. 1994
Living in Madras, India, Narayan is known worldwide for his novels, short stories, travel writings and essays. Themes which are… at once Indian and universal mark this collection of short stories and a novella written over a span of fifty years. They brim with Narayan's characteristic blend of tragicomic style and revelations about domestic detail. 1994.
Par Ann Copeland. 1989
These eleven stories portray life behind convent walls as the life of Claire Delaney unfolds. Her development from an earnest… novice to a nun and teacher explores the themes of friendship, loneliness, ambition, and personal faith. Followed by "Strange bodies on a stranger shore" (DC12944). 1989.
Par Arundhati Roy. 1997
Twins Rahel and Estha grow up between vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in the blind grandmother's factory.… They try to fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved uncle, and their incumbent grand-aunt. They learn that things can change in a day and that lives can twist into new shapes. Winner of the 1997 Booker Prize. 1997.
Par Gerald Seymour. 1976
In the early hours of the morning three Arab guerrillas make their way across northern France to Boulogne. Their mission… is to assassinate a senior Israeli nuclear scientist, due to arrive in London in three days time. 1976.
Par Margaret Drabble. 1991
Liz, a London psychiatrist, receives an odd package from her long-time friend Stephen Cox, who has gone to Cambodia. As… Liz searches for Stephen in Southeast Asia, glimpses of his life and the lives of Liz and two of her friends, Alix and Esther, are revealed. Sequel to "A natural curiosity." Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1991.
Par Ted Allbeury. 1984
The last time Johnny had been in Ethiopia was in 1942: his MI6 cover had been blown and he had… been given 48 hours to get out of the country. Now, five years later, he is back, ostensibly an ace photographer but his past is still remembered; by his old employers as well as the Ethiopians. Deadly enemies hatch plots more subtle and lethal than anywhere else in Africa. 1984.
Par Lurlene McDaniel. 1999
When fourteen-year-old Beth's entire family is killed in a car accident, she has to live with her aunt and uncle… and spoiled cousin Terri in another state. Beth misses her family and friends terribly, but with help she learns to cope while never forgetting. For junior and senior high readers. 1999.
Par Danielle Steel. 1994
John and Liz Whittaker and their two children Tom, fifteen, and Annie, five seem to be a happy, lucky family.… But Annie dies and the family falls apart. Maribeth Robertson, sixteen, is pregnant and has been thrown out of her home by her father. Traveling to Chicago, she stops in the Whittakers' hometown, meets Tom, and forms a strong friendship that affects all the Whittakers. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1994.
Par Gabriel García Márquez. 1990
A fictional account of the last seven months in the life of Simon Bolivar. As he journeys down the Magdalena… River, he reflects upon the events that brought him renown and shaped the destiny of South America. Some strong language. Bestseller 1990. Uniform title: General en su laberinto.
Par Louise Erdrich. 2005
It is 1850, and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm. The satisfying routines of Omakayas's… days are interrupted by a surprise visit from a group of desperate and mysterious people. The chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island in Lake Superior and move farther west. Grades 4-7. Sequel to "The Birchbark House" (DC21985). c2005.
Par Penelope Fitzgerald. 1990
Fred Fairly, a serious young physics don at Cambridge, falls in love with Daisy, a nurse. Dilemmas arise: tradition versus… modernity; passion versus reason; selflessness versus self-preservation. Includes strong language. 1990.
Par David Bezmozgis. 2011
Summer, 1978. Brezhnev sits in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching toward peace, and in the streets of Rome,… strange new creatures have appeared: thousands of Soviet Jews who have escaped to freedom through a crack in the Iron Curtain. Among them are the Krasnansky family: Samuil, an old communist and Red Army veteran; Karl, his eldest son, a man eager to embrace the opportunities emigration affords; his younger son, Alec, a carefree playboy for whom life has always been a game; and Polina, Alec's new wife, who has risked the most by breaking with her old family to join this new one. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2011.
Par Edith Wharton. 1984
John Amherst, clever, idealistic and poor, is assistant manager of a cotton mill and has the makings of a working-class… leader. He meets a young nurse, Justine, a woman who shares his aims and dreams. But Amherst is fatally distracted when he encounters a widow of great wealth: Bessy is charming and beautiful - and the new owner of the mill. 1984.
Par Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
Par Andrew Nugent. 2006
When an unpopular judge is found kicked to death in his chambers, police detectives Denis Lennon and Molly Power uncover… a wide variety of suspects, some of whom could be linked to the judge's questionable dealings in the art world. Strong language. 2006.