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My Antonia

Willa Cather’s masterful portrait of prairie culture, based on her own life. Against Nebraska’s panoramic landscape, Cather recreates the life of an immigrant girl who becomes, in the memories of narrator Jim Burden, the epitome of strong and dignifed womanhood.
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The arrival of a definitive text … does timely service. Handsomely printed, and replete with textual notes and James Woodress’s assiduous history of the novel’s composition and reception, it gives My Antonia due scholarly format. -Review of English Studies Review of English Studies A distilled, high-level course in Cather. -Western American Literature Western American Literature
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My Absolute Darling

****INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST
NBCC JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FINALIST
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES’S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017
**ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST’S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017
**ONE OF NPR’S “GREAT READS’ OF 2017
**A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR******
**AN AMAZON.COM BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR**
**A BUSINESS INSIDER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR**
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”Impossible to put down.” ******—******NPR**
”A novel that readers will gulp down, gasping.” —The Washington Post
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**”The word ‘masterpiece’ has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one.” —Stephen King
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A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul.**
Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father.
Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle’s escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, becomes ours as well.
Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.
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There are books we like well enough to recommend, but there are a very few – To Kill a Mockingbird, Catch-22, The Things They Carried – that we remember forever. To my own shortlist I can now add My Absolute Darling, by Gabriel Tallent … The word masterpiece has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one’ Stephen King If you liked Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, you’ll love this’ Daily Mail A powerful tale with a howitzer of a heroine and a plethora of extraordinary scenes’ TLS A heartrending debut that will shock, then shake, then inspire you’ Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You An outstanding book that could be this year’s A Little Life’ Guardian My Absolute Darling is an absolute triumph’ National The writing is beautiful and vivid, while the story is brilliantly urgent, brutal and uncompromising’ Claire Fuller, author of Our Endless Numbered Days Tallent’s breathtaking debut is a harrowing and at times psychologically difficult journey on the scale of A Little Life or The Goldfinch, but it’s worth it . . . a true inspiration’ Harper’s Bazaar Once a year – certainly no more – along comes a special novel that turns its readers into literary holy rollers. A couple of years ago it was Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life. Before that Ferrante fever. This year, I suspect it will be My Absolute Darling’ The Times This is a compelling and unsettling novel that sucks you into its darkly warped world and doesn’t let go until the last page … powerful, violent, savage and quite brilliant’ Daily Express A gut wrenching, terrifying novel written so beautifully it sings off the page’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat This is a bloody, bru
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The Musketeer’s Seamstress

The Musketeer’s Seamstress by Sarah D’Almeida
Second in the swashbuckling Musketeers mystery series.
Aramis’s lover-a Spanish noblewoman and childhood friend of the Queen-has been murdered, and the Musketeer has been accused of the crime. Now it’s up to Athos, Porthos, and D’Artagnan to clear their friend’s name.

Murder Packs a Suitcase

Mallory Marlowe is ready to turn a corner—one lined with palm trees, plastic pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and snack bars shaped like giant ice cream cones. Thanks to her new job as travel writer for the New York magazine The Good Life, recently widowed Mallory is zipping around Orlando, assigned to rediscover the glory days of “old Florida.” It’s the first of what she hopes will be many exciting adventures . . . but she’s about to discover that the Sunshine State has a dark side.

Settled in among the faux volcanoes and tiki torches of the Polynesian Princess Hotel, Mallory is on the lookout for quirky attractions like alligator farms and pirate-themed diners hidden amid the glitzy theme parks. But she’s not prepared to find a cranky journalist speared to death in the Bali Ballroom—or to find herself a suspect in his murder. With her trip coming to a close, Mallory has no choice but to figure out if one of her fellow travel writers is a killer. Because if she doesn’t get out of Florida soon, her career—and her life—are about to come to a dead end.

Includes Mallory’s article for The Good Life, with tips and reviews of real Florida attractions!

From the Paperback edition.

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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

**FROM THE INCOMPARABLE AGATHA CHRISTIE, THE MOST WIDELY READ MYSTERY OF ALL TIME—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH AND PRODUCED BY RIDLEY SCOTT!**
“The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”
Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.
Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.
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Murder on the Links

On a French golf course, a millionaire is found stabbed in the back…
An urgent cry for help brings Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies face downwards in a shallow grave on a golf course.
But why is the dead man wearing his son’s overcoat? And who was the impassioned love-letter in the pocket for? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse…
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The murder of Roger Ackroyd

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners.
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These carefully adapted versions are shorter with the language targeted at upper-intermediate learners (CEF level B2).
Each reader includes:
• A CD with a reading of the adapted story
• Helpful notes on characters
• Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot
• A glossary of the more difficult words
Roger Ackroyd is a man who knows too much.
He knows the woman he loved poisoned her first husband. He knows someone was blackmailing her – and now he knows she killed herself.
When Roger Ackroyd is found murdered, the famous Belgian
detective, Hercule Poirot, is called in to find out who the killer is.
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Murder is Easy

Agatha Christie’s ingenious murder mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers. Luke Fitzwilliam could not believe Miss Pinkerton’s wild allegation that a multiple murderer was at work in the quiet English village of Wychwood – or her speculation that the local doctor was next in line. But within hours, Miss Pinkerton had been killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Mere coincidence? Luke was inclined to think so – until he read in The Times of the unexpected demise of Dr Humbleby…
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Suspense, mystery, romance and an agreeable touch of the macabre.’ Guardian Contains some clever plotting and enough casting of suspicion to keep you guessing like mad.’ Books ‘One of Agatha Christie’s best mystery novels, a story fascinating in its plot, clever and lively in its characters and brilliant in its technique.’ New York Times
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A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple Series) by Agatha Christie
***A Murder is Announced***** in a small-town newspaper advertisement—and Miss Marple must unravel the fiendish puzzle when a crime does indeed occur.**
The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn are agog with curiosity when the Gazette advertises “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30 p.m.”
A childish practical joke? Or a spiteful hoax? Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, the locals arrive at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out and a gun is fired. When they come back on, a gruesome scene is revealed. An impossible crime? Only Miss Marple can unravel it.

Murder in the Mews

A facsimile first edition hardback of the pre-war Poirot book of four novellas – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes.How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secert military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And who destroyed the eternal triangle’ of love involving renowned beauty, Valentine Chantry?Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases – Murder in the Mews, The Incredible Theft, Dead Man’s Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes – each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense.To mark the 80th anniversary of Hercule Poirot’s first appearance, and to celebrate his renewed fortunes as a primetime television star, this title in a collection of facsimile first editions is the perfect way to experience Agatha Christie. Reproducing the original typesetting and format of the first edition from the Christie family’s own archive, this book sports the original cover which has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.
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All four tales are admirable entertainment… her solutions are unexpected and satisfying Daily Mail
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Murder in Mesopotamia

An archaeologist’s wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq…
It was clear to Amy Leatheran that something sinister was going on at the Hassanieh dig in Iraq; something associated with the presence of ‘Lovely Louise’, wife of celebrated archaeologist Dr Leidner.
In a few days’ time Hercule Poirot was due to drop in at the excavation site. But with Louise suffering from terrifying hallucinations, and tension within the group becoming almost unbearable, Poirot might just be too late…
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Murder in LaMut

In Midkemia, there are no easy roads . . .
For twenty years the mercenaries Durine, Kethol, and Pirojil have fought other people’s battles. Having already defeated the Tsurani, the Bugs, and the goblins, it seems there are no more enemies for them to vanquish—even as the Riftwar rages on in the west. What lies ahead for the able trio are a few welcomed months of restful garrison duty.
When ordered to accompany the promiscuous Lady Mondegreen, her aging husband, and her current lover to a summit in the city of LaMut, the Three Swords willingly comply, expecting an uncomplicated and undemanding assignment. But nothing is straightforward in this land of violence and treachery. And when the fury of a winter’s storm traps them inside a castle teeming with ambitious, plotting lords and ladies, the mercenaries suddenly find themselves with a series of cold-blooded murders to solve . . . and the political future of Midkemia resting in their hands.

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth by Miranda Bliss
**Annie Capshaw has found that the way to a man’s heart is through his cooking class. But just as she and her best friend, Eve, are planning Annie’s big day with Jim, her former cooking instructor turned boss, murder takes the cake—make that the wedding cake…**

Determined not to be a “bridezilla,” Annie is trying to keep the nuptial nuisances to a minimum. If only Eve could control her maid-of-honor mania! Or if the groom’s cousin, Alex, who flew in from Scotland, could stay out of trouble… 

But then ladies’ man Alex meets a lovely American lass—only to become a prime suspect when she turns up murdered. Instead of handling the details of her wedding, Annie is investigating the details of a killing. The victim seemed to be living the perfect life of a suburban wife—the life Annie’s always dreamed of. Now Annie has to wonder—is married life a recipe for murder?

Murder for Christ’s Mass

When the body of a clerk, who worked in the local mint, is found in the snow, Templar Bascot de Marins, along with his young protege Gianni, stumbles upon a clue that links this brutal murder to a hidden treasure–and a motive that goes way beyond money. Original.
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I’ll be standing in line for the next Templar Knight Mystery. — Jayne Ann Krentz
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Murder at the Vicarage

The Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple Series) by Agatha Christie
***The *Murder at the Vicarage** is Agatha Christie’s first mystery to feature the beloved investigator Miss Marple—as a dead body in a clergyman’s study proves to the indomitable sleuth that no place, holy or otherwise, is a sanctuary from homicide.**
Miss Marple encounters a compelling murder mystery in the sleepy little village of St. Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.
Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone–even in the vicar–wishes he were dead. And very soon he is–shot in the head in the vicar’s own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.

Murder and Salutations

Jennifer Shane is stunned when she’s named Businessperson of the Year, but she’s even more shocked when, at the presentation ceremony. Chamber of Commerce President Eliza Glade, over-dressed, over-made-up, and over-the-top, is killed. Jen and her sister Sara Lynn were among her worst enemies, so they’ll have to bend over backwards to clear their names. And an easy resolution is not in the cards.