A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 074758589X
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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408803720
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Istanbul

Author: Orhan Pamuk
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 1524732230
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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy--or h�z�n--that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from the lives of his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters--both Turkish and foreign--who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce's Dublin and Borges' Buenos Aires, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

To Play The King

Author: Michael Dobbs
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492606650
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The #1 International Bestseller from the Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey. Francis Urquhart is back and the newly elected Prime Minister continues his climb to power. This time he will take on the King himself, threatening to expose Royal secrets. This game is winner-takes-all, but who will walk away the victor? The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself. Continuing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, To Play the King reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this second tale of Urquhart's intrigues and schemes. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly What readers are saying about House of Cards: "Engrossing, brilliantly written, fast moving political drama." "Superb trilogy of political ruthlessness" "great read and an uncanny look at British politics from an ex politician. Buy it and get hooked." "Engaging and fun to read with all the drama expected from Dobbs." "Full of intrigue and manipulation. The Machiavellian Prime Minister pitted against the Monarchy in a bitter fight to the death." "an explosive end and full of intrigue, both political and personal." "a masterful performance" "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." What reviewers are saying about House of Cards: 'Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace.' - Sunday Express 'With a friend like Michael Dobbs, who needs enemies? A good romp, and gloriously cheeky. Dobbs' books grab because of their authenticity - the man knows his stuff.' - The Times 'Rattles along from scandal to scandal...excellent entertainment.' - Mail on Sunday What everyone is saying about the House of Cards books: "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." -The Independent "...a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books." "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express

City

Author: Alessandro Baricco
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425274
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The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute. Improbably—and yet with impeccable logic--he falls into the care of Shatzy Shell, a young woman whose life up till that point has been equally devoid of human connection . Theirs is a relationship of stories and of stories within stories: of Gould’s evolving saga of an underdog boxer and the violent Western that Shatzy has been dictating into a tape recorder since the age of six. Out of these stories, Alessandro Baricco creates a masterpiece of metaphysical pulp fiction that recalls both Scheherazade and Italo Calvino. By turns exhilarating and deeply moving, City is irresistible.

The Olive Tree

Author: Lucinda Riley
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 150982474X
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The Olive Tree is the number one international bestseller from Lucinda Riley, author of the bestselling Seven Sisters series. *This title is also published as Helena's Secret.* A magical house. A momentous summer. It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father . . . When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed . . . Praise for Lucinda Riley: 'Thoroughly addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

Le Mie Prigioni

Author: Silvio 1789-1854 Pellico
Editor: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781371204532
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Understanding Power

Author: John Schoeffel
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458788172
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In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.

The Bikini Body 28 Day Healthy Eating Lifestyle Guide

Author: Kayla Itsines
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250121485
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Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 28-minute workouts are energetic, high-intensity, plyometric training sessions that help women achieve healthy, strong bodies. Itsines’ Sweat with Kayla app is the best selling fitness app in the world for a reason. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is full of Kayla’s meal plans, recipes, and motivating information to help you live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Kayla makes exercising and healthy eating achievable and fun. The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide features: - Kayla’s advice for a nutritious and sustainable diet - Over 200 recipes such as: Berry-Nana Smoothie Bowl Strawberries, Ricotta & Nutella Drizzle on Toast Peachy Keen Smoothie Super Green Baked Eggs Fruit Salad with Chia Seed Dressing Quinoa & Roast Vegetable Salad Moroccan Chicken Salad Asian Noodle Salad Stuffed Sweet Potato Chicken Paella Pad Thai with Chicken Zucchini Pasta Bolognese - 7-Day access to the Sweat with Kayla app - A 28-Day workout plan that has all the moves to accompany Kayla’s meal plan The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide is the ultimate tool to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.

Sandokan

Author: Emilio Salgari
Editor: Roh Press
ISBN: 9780978270742
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India, 1857. Just when Tremal-Naik's life was getting back to normal, the Thugs of the Kali cult return to exact their revenge by kidnapping his daughter Darma. Summoned by Kammamuri, Sandokan and Yanez immediately set sail for India to help their loyal friend. But the evil sect knows of their arrival and thwarts them at every turn. Have our heroes finally met their match? It's the Tiger of Malaysia versus the Tiger of India in a fight to the death!