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Par Kent Harrington. 2008
Mexico City. Dr. Collin Reeves has found a semi-comfortable niche performing occasional chores for the CIA, acting as a go…to doctor for the U.S. embassy when American tourists need medical attention, and pursuing his avocation of painting. When CIA veterans Alex Law and Butch Nickels get wind of a possible terrorist bombing plot, they use any means to extract information that might prevent it. Reeves, pressed to keep alive suspects who are being tortured, faces both a moral dilemma and personal danger. Some strong language, some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex. c2008.
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 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 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 Betty Neels. 1990
Lucy wasn't a bright career girl like her two sisters. All she wanted was to find a man she loved…and settle down with him. But Mr Right seemed to be peculiarly elusive. Until the day she encountered paediatrician William Thurloe. Not that she had the faintest hope of ever attracting his interest with the glamorous Fiona as direct competition! 1990.
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 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.
Par Michel Tremblay. 1994
Marcel and his cousin experience the mystical arrival of summer on the final day of exams at Ecole Saint-Stanislas. While…Marcel is in the class for "slow learners," his cousin is part of the "gifted" program. It is only towards the end of exams that Marcel's cousin recognizes Marcel's own special type of genius. Sequel to "The fat woman next door is pregnant." 1994. Uniform title: Premier quartier de la lune.
Par Iris Murdoch. 1976
A group of people all have lives revolving around Mischa Fox, a frightening, yet also touching, figure of power. Each…of them has some person, idea, illusion or object by which he is possessed: each tries to break the spell and flee the enchanter. 1976.
Par Peter May. 1999
Margaret Campbell is a forensic pathologist from Chicago. Li Yan is a Beijing detective with a horribly burned corpse on…his hands. She has a broken life behind her and a lonely life ahead. He has survived decades of violent change by marrying himself to his career. Neither of them is ready for the consequences of asking the wrong questions. 1999.