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The Wind From The Plain Trilogy 3v Boxed Set
by Kemel, Yashar
Publish: May 2017
ISBN-13: 9780300170399
ISBN-10:0300170394
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$37.00

Book Description

Portrays a country and a people uneasily poised between tradition and modernity, between East and West.

Portrays a country and a people uneasily poised between tradition and modernity, between East and West.
Bark : Stories
by Moore, Lorrie
Publish: Oct 2014
ISBN-13: 9780307740861
ISBN-10:0307740862
Status:Not yet published

Price: S$14.89

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<p>“Heartbreaking. . . . Mordantly funny. . . . Takes us on a rare flight of self-transcendence. . . . Moments of recognition bring jolts like
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<p>“Heartbreaking. . . . Mordantly funny. . . . Takes us on a rare flight of self-transcendence. . . . Moments of recognition bring jolts like electric shocks.” —<i>The New York Review of Books</i><br>  <br> “Wonderful. . . . Masterful. . . . Profound. . . . Not a single false note.” —<i>USA Today<br></i><br> “[Moore] deftly paints with negative space, releasing tremendous poignancy. . . . A vibrant and nimble display of Moore’s signature wit.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle<br></i><br> “Ms Moore’s writing glides. She describes the mundane with precision and grace. . . . <i>Bark</i> simultaneously honours and regrets the messiness of human relationships. Ms Moore is like one of her characters: ‘sternness in one eye and gentleness in the other.’” —<i>The Economist <br></i><br> “One of the finest short story writers in the country.” —<i>Los Angeles Review of Books <br></i><br> “[Moore’s] writing contains multitudes, mixed in exacting proportions, which is to say: this potpourri is utterly and totally unique. . . . There really is no one quite like her.” —<i>The New Republic</i><br>  <br> “Lorrie Moore still dazzles. . . . These powerfully, almost savagely, human stories shine with a spirit of playfulness and the logic of love.” —<i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i></p>
For One More Day
by Albom, Mitch
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9781401309572
ISBN-10:1401309577
Status:Published

Price: S$22.20

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From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans h
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From the author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie, a new novel that millions of fans have been waiting for.

"Every family is a ghost story . . ."

Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother--who died eight years earlier--is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.

What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.

Through Albom's inspiring characters and masterful storytelling, readers will newly appreciate those whom they love--and may have thought they'd lost--in their own lives. For One More Day is a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom's millions of fans worldwide.
Philanthropy And The Construction Of Victorian Women's Citizenship:lady Frederick Cavendish And Miss Emma Cons
by Geddes Poole, Andrea
Edition: 1st
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9781442642317
ISBN-10:1442642319
Status:Published

Price: S$96.20

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British social reformers Emma Cons (1838–1911) and Lucy Cavendish (1841–1924) broke new ground in their efforts to better the lot of th
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British social reformers Emma Cons (1838–1911) and Lucy Cavendish (1841–1924) broke new ground in their efforts to better the lot of the working poor in London: they hoped to transform these people’s lives through great art, music, high culture, and elite knowledge. Although they did not recognize it as such, their work was in many ways an affirmation and display of citizenship. This book uses Cons’s and Cavendish’s partnership and work as an illuminating point of departure for exploring the larger topic of women’s philanthropic campaigns in late Victorian and Edwardian society.

Andrea Geddes Poole demonstrates that, beginning in the late 1860s, a shift was occurring from an emphasis on charity as a private, personal act of women’s virtuous duty to public philanthropy as evidence of citizenly, civic participation. She shows that, through philanthropic works, women were able to construct a separate public sphere through which they could speak directly to each other about how to affect matters of significant public policy – decades before women were finally granted the right to vote.

The Other Story
by ,
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410469236
ISBN-10:1410469239
Status:Published

Price: S$48.83

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On Such A Full Sea
by ,
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410468871
ISBN-10:1410468879
Status:Published

Price: S$47.35

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Five Days
by ,
Publish: Jun 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410467959
ISBN-10:1410467953
Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

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A Teaspoon Of Earth And Sea
by Nayeri, Dina
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9781594632327
ISBN-10:1594632324
Status:Published

Price: S$21.42

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<DIV><b>A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.</b>&l
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<DIV><b>A magical novel about a young Iranian woman lifted from grief by her powerful imagination and love of Western culture.</b></div><div><br> Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal <i>Life</i> magazines, television shows, and rock music. So when her mother and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father alone in Iran, Saba is certain that they have moved to America without her. But her parents have taught her that “all fate is written in the blood,” and that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. As she grows up in the warmth and community of her local village, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold. Somewhere, it must be that her sister is living the Western version of this life. And where Saba’s world has all the grit and brutality of real life under the new Islamic regime, her sister’s experience gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of.</div><div><br> Filled with a colorful cast of characters and presented in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with modern Western prose, <i>A Teaspoon of Earth</i> <i>and Sea</i> is a tale about memory and the importance of controlling one’s own fate.</div>
The Secret History Of Las Vegas
by Abani, Chris
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9780143124955

Status:Published

Price: S$20.16

Little Mercies
by Gudenkauf, Heather
Publish: Jun 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410470881
ISBN-10:1410470881
Status:Published

Price: S$48.83

The Swiss Affair
by Hall, Emylia
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410470522
ISBN-10:1410470520
Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

Swann′s Way – In Search Of Lost Time, Volume 1
by Proust, Marcel | Moncrieff, Scott | Carter, William
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9780300185430
ISBN-10:030018543X
Status:Published

Price: S$32.56

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One hundred years have passed since Marcel Proust published the first volume of what was to become a seven-volume masterpiece, In Se
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One hundred years have passed since Marcel Proust published the first volume of what was to become a seven-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In the intervening century his famously compelling novel has never been out of print and has been translated into dozens of languages. English-language readers were fortunate to have an early and extraordinarily fine translation of the novel from Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff. With the passage of time, however, the need for corrections, revisions, and annotations to the Scott Montcrieff translation has become apparent.
 
Esteemed Proust scholar William C. Carter celebrates the publication centennial of Swann’s Way with a new, more accurate and illuminating edition of the first volume of In Search of Lost Time. Carter corrects previous translating missteps to bring readers closer to Proust’s intentions while also providing enlightening notes to clarify biographical, historical, and social contexts. Presented in a reader-friendly format alongside the text, these annotations will enrich and deepen the experience of Proust’s novel, immersing readers in the world of an unsurpassed literary genius.
 
 
Strange Love
by Lenzo, Lisa
Publish: May 2014
ISBN-13: 9780814340172

Status:Not yet published

Price: S$28.11

Book Description

Complex, comical, and poignant linked stories about a mother and daughter's attempts to find love.

Complex, comical, and poignant linked stories about a mother and daughter's attempts to find love.
The Son
by Meyer, Philipp
Publish: Jan 2014
ISBN-13: 9780062120403
ISBN-10:0062120409
Status:Published

Price: S$25.15

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<p>Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of <em>American Rust</em>, returns with <em>The Son</em>: an epic of the American
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<p>Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of <em>American Rust</em>, returns with <em>The Son</em>: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century.</p><p>Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, <em>The Son</em> is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon—an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.</p>
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
by McKeon, Darragh
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9780062246875
ISBN-10:0062246879
Status:Published

Price: S$22.19

Odds Against Tomorrow
by Rich, Nathaniel
Publish: Apr 2014
ISBN-13: 9781250043641
ISBN-10:1250043646
Status:Published

Price: S$23.68

The Bees
by ,
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410472083
ISBN-10:1410472086
Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

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The Blazing World
by ,
Publish: Sep 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410472069
ISBN-10:141047206X
Status:Published

Price: S$45.87

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The Fever Tree
by McVeigh, Jennifer
Publish: Feb 2014
ISBN-13: 9780425264911
ISBN-10:0425264912
Status:Published

Price: S$20.16

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<div> <br> <b>“There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice. I loved it.” —Julian Fellowes, creator o
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<div> <br> <b>“There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice. I loved it.” —Julian Fellowes, creator of <i>Downton Abbey</i></b><br> <br> Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumor of an epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does Frances see her road to happiness.<br>  <br> But before she can follow that path, Frances must choose between passion and integrity, between her desire for the man who captured her heart and her duty to the man who saved her from near ruin, a decision that will have devastating consequences.<br>  </div>
The Painted Girls
by Buchanan, Cathy Marie
Publish: Feb 2014
ISBN-13: 9781594632297
ISBN-10:1594632294
Status:Published

Price: S$20.16

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<div><b>A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris.</b><br><br> 1878 Paris. Following their
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<div><b>A heartrending, gripping novel about two sisters in Belle Époque Paris.</b><br><br> 1878 Paris. Following their father’s sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola’s naturalist masterpiece <i>L’Assommoir</i>.<br><br> Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as <i>Little Dancer Aged Fourteen</i>. There she meets a wealthy male patron of the ballet, but might the assistance he offers come with strings attached? Meanwhile Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie, must choose between honest labor and the more profitable avenues open to a young woman of the Parisian demimonde. <br><br> Set at a moment of profound artistic, cultural, and societal change, <i>The Painted Girls</i> is a tale of two remarkable sisters rendered uniquely vulnerable to the darker impulses of “civilized society.” In the end, each will come to realize that her salvation, if not survival, lies with the other.</div>
Honor
by Shafak, Elif
Publish: Feb 2014
ISBN-13: 9780143125044
ISBN-10:0143125044
Status:Published

Price: S$20.16

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<div> <b>“Rich in psychological complexity, [<i>Honor</i>] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as
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<div> <b>“Rich in psychological complexity, [<i>Honor</i>] presents an intricate pattern of events to show how a practice as heinous as honor killing could persist.” —<i>Shelf Awareness</i></b><br> <p> Turkey’s leading female writer, Elif Shafak has won international acclaim for her lyrical blend of Eastern and Western storytelling styles. In this heartbreaking tale of love and misunderstanding, Shafak draws upon the dazzling insight, emotion, and drama that infused <i>The Bastard of Istanbul</i> to explore the controversial issue of honor killings as it tragically plays out in one family’s life.</p> <p> Twin sisters are born in the mid-1940s in a small Kurdish village on the border of Turkey and Syria. Jamila becomes a local midwife. Pembe marries Adem, and they immigrate to London in the 1970s. Bitter and frustrated with his new life, Adem moves out and Iskender, their eldest son, must step in as keeper of the family’s honor. But when Pembe begins to spend time with another man, Iskender will discover that you could love someone with all your heart and yet be ready to hurt them.</p></div>
My Wish List
by Delacourt, Gregoire
Publish: Mar 2014
ISBN-13: 9780143124658
ISBN-10:014312465X
Status:Published

Price: S$18.90

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<div> <b>The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dr
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<div> <b>The #1 bestselling international phenomenon that asks, If you won the lottery, would you trade your life for the life of your dreams?</b><br> <p> Jocelyne lives in a small town in France where she runs a fabric shop, has been married to the same man for twenty-one years, and has raised two children. She is beginning to wonder what happened to all those dreams she had when she was seventeen. Could her life have been different?</p> <p> Then she wins the lottery—and suddenly finds the world at her fingertips. But she chooses not to tell anyone, not even her husband—not just yet. Without cashing the check, she begins to make a list of all the things she could do with the money. But does Jocelyne really want her life to change?</p></div>
The Art Of Leaving
by Stothard, Anna
Publish: Jul 2014
ISBN-13: 9781846882371
ISBN-10:1846882370
Status:Published

Price: S$16.22

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<div><B>Another stunning literary novel from the author of highly acclaimed <I>The Pink Hotel</I>—longlisted for the Orange
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<div><B>Another stunning literary novel from the author of highly acclaimed <I>The Pink Hotel</I>—longlisted for the Orange Prize, a <I>New York Times</I> Book Review Editors' Choice, and an <I>O Magazine</I> Debut Novel to Pick Up Now</B></div> <div><B></B> </div> <div><I>"Eva had always considered leaving to be the most pleasurable moment of any relationship. You know where you are with goodbye: you know that mistakes dissolve, doors open, and soon everything will be possible again."</I></div> <P style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: " align=left>Leaving has always come naturally to Eva Elliott. The daughter of a pilot, she spent her childhood leaving schools and cities. Now an adult, she enjoys the thrill of saying goodbye much more than the butterflies of a first smile or kiss. There's so much more potential in walking away, and Eva has always had a dangerously vivid imagination. During a rainy summer in Soho, when she becomes fascinated by a golden eagle that has escaped London Zoo to prowl the city, and a beguiling stranger begins appearing around town armed with a conspiratorial smile and a secret, Eva discovers that endings just aren't as easy as they used to be. Is it a flirtation playing out among the crumbling offices, clubs, and alleys of Soho, or something much darker? The line blurs in this haunting story about saying goodbye.
Lila
by Robinson, Marilynne
Publish: Nov 2014
ISBN-13: 9781410474001
ISBN-10:1410474003
Status:Published

Price: S$48.83

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