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Life & times of Michael K

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First published in 1983 and winner of the Booker Prize. Set in a turbulent South Africa, a young gardener decides to take his mother away from the violence towards a new life in the abandoned countryside, but finds that war follows wherever he goes. From the author of DUSKLANDS and IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY.

About the Author

J.M. Coetzee is a professor of general literature at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of seven novels, including The Master of Petersburg, and of the memoir Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life. His many awards include the Booker Prize in 1983 for The Life & Times of Michael K, the Prix Femina and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. J.M. Coetzee is the first author ever to be awarded two Booker Prizes.

The Lies of Locke Lamora

**”Remarkable . . . Scott Lynch’s first novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora, exports the suspense and wit of a cleverly constructed crime caper into an exotic realm of fantasy, and the result is engagingly entertaining.”—The Times (London)**

An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.

**Praise for The Lies of Locke Lamora**

“Fresh, original, and engrossing . . . gorgeously realized.”**—George R. R. Martin**

“Right now, in the full flush of a second reading, I think The Lies of Locke Lamora is probably in my top ten favorite books ever. Maybe my top five. If you haven’t read it, you should. If you have read it, you should probably read it again.”**—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind**
“A unique fantasy milieu peopled by absorbing, colorful characters . . . Locke’s wit and audacity endear him to victims and bystanders alike.”**—The Seattle Times**

“A true genre bender, at home on almost any kind of fiction shelf . . . Lynch immediately establishes himself as a gifted and fearless storyteller, unafraid of comparisons to Silverberg and Jordan, not to mention David Liss and even Dickens.”**—Booklist (starred review)**

“High-octane fantasy . . . a great swashbuckling yarn of a novel.”**—Richard Morgan**

From the Hardcover edition.

Locke’s resilience and wit give the book the tragicomic air of a traditional picaresque, rubbery ethics and all. — Publishers Weekly Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser would have felt right at home with the Gentleman Bastards. They’re not out to save the world, just their own skins…oh, and to relieve some nobles of their gold, jewels, and silks along the way. This is a fresh, original, and engrossing tale by a bright new voice in the fantasy genre. Locke Lamora makes for an engaging rogue, and Camorr a fascinating and gorgeously realized setting, a city to rival Lankhmar, Amber, and Viriconium. I look forward to returning there for many more visits. –George R. R. Martin Scott Lynch is a con man, a conjuror, a wickedly entertaining juggler of words with knives up his sleeves and hatchets down his back. By the time you realize he’s dangerous, you’re already bleeding. The Lies of Locke Lamora is a ticket inside the astonishing city-state Camorr, and a free pass into the com
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Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Art and text sum up the new thinking about Columbus in a graphically appealing format. Using this colorful 32″ x 21″ poster, students are introduced to artwork and writings from primary sources on the early history of the Americas. With this original material, teachers can help students understand the perspectives of people who were here first, analyze historical myths, and read their textbooks more critically. The booklet provides a full discussion of this period in history.

Lie Down With Lions

Jane, a brave and sensual Englishwoman, is caught in a deadly romantic triangle between rival spies Ellis and Jean-Pierre. Love, hatred and deception sweep them from terrorist conspiracies in Paris to full-tilt guerilla warfare in Afghanistan. Jean-Pierre and Jane marry and go to work as doctors in the Valley of the Five Lions to help the rebels fighting for their freedom against the Russians. Trapped between extremes of violence, lust and danger, Jane desperately tries to get out of the line of fire. Help comes unexpectedly, from her husband’s greatest enemy. They soon become the centre of the action, as treachery seeks its prey. Follet builds the menacing tension to breaking point, leading to a confrontation that echoes all our nightmares.

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy

Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy: A Feast of 175 Regional Recipes by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali
**From the Emmy award-winning chef and bestselling author Lidia Bastianich, a collection of 175 wonderful, uncomplicated recipes from little-known parts of Italy, celebrating time-honored techniques and elemental, good family cooking.**
Penetrating the heart of Italy—starting at the north, working down to the tip, and ending in Sardinia—Lidia unearths a wealth of recipes:
From **Trentino–Alto Adige: **Delicious Dumplings with Speck (cured pork); apples accenting soup, pasta, salsa, and salad; local beer used to roast a chicken and to braise beef
From **Lombardy:** A world of rice—baked in a frittata, with lentils, with butternut squash, with gorgonzola, and the special treat of Risotto Milan-Style with Marrow and Saffron
From **Valle d’Aosta:** Polenta with Black Beans and Kale, and local fontina featured in fondue, in a roasted pepper salad, and embedded in veal chops
From **Liguria:** An array of Stuffed Vegetables, a bread salad, and elegant Veal Stuffed with a Mosaic of Vegetables
From **Emilia-Romagna:** An olive oil dough for making the traditional, versatile vegetable tart *erbazzone,* as well as the secrets of making *tagliatelle* and other pasta doughs, and an irresistible Veal Scaloppine Bolognese
From **Le Marche:** Farro with Roasted Pepper Sauce, Lamb Chunks with Olives, and Stuffed Quail in Parchment
From **Umbria:** A taste of the sweet Norcino black truffle, and seductive dishes such as Potato-Mushroom Cake with Braised Lentils, Sausages in the Skillet with Grapes, and Chocolate Bread Parfait
From **Abruzzo:** Fresh *scrippelle* (crêpe) ribbons baked with spinach or garnishing a soup, fresh pasta made with a “guitar,” Rabbit with Onions, and Lamb Chops with Olives
From **Molise:** Fried Ricotta; homemade cavatelli pasta in a variety of ways; Spaghetti with Calamari, Shrimp, and Scallops; and Braised Octopus
From **Basilicata:** Wedding Soup, Fiery *Maccheroni,* and Farro with Pork Ragù
From **Calabria:** Shepherd’s Rigatoni, steamed swordfish, and Almond Biscottini
From **Sardinia:** Flatbread Lasagna, two lovely eggplant dishes, and Roast Lobster with Bread Crumb Topping
This is just a sampling of the many delights Lidia has uncovered. All the recipes she shares with us in this rich feast of a book represent the work of the local people and friends with whom she made intimate contact—the farmers, shepherds, foragers, and artisans who produce local cheeses, meats, olive oils, and wines. And in addition, her daughter, Tanya, takes us on side trips in each of the twelve regions to share her love of the country and its art.

Licks of Love: Short Stories And a Sequel, ‘Rabbit Remembered’

Collected with a dozen wonderful stories, all set in classic Updike territory, the short novel ‘RABBIT REMEMBERED’ is a major work in its own right – a riveting return to Updike’s most celebrated fictional world. Janice and Nelson Angstrom, plus several other survivors of the irreducible Rabbit, fitfully entertain his memory while pursuing their own happiness over the edge of the millennium, as a number of old strands come together in entirely unexpected ways.

A Lick of Frost

I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch . . . and kill me.

My royal guards surround me, and my best loved-my Darkness and my Killing Frost-are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the threat grows greater. For despite all my carnal efforts, I remain childless, while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile isn’t enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs.

Now King Taranis, powerful and vainglorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie Court, has leveled accusations against my noble guards of a heinous crime-and has gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute. If he succeeds, my men face extradition to faerie and the hideous penalties that await them there. But I know that Taranis’s charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying.

Sophisticated spookiness, mixed with kick-ass Buffy moments. Sublime! LOOKS magazine
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**Survive, or start living?
Save the girl or turn the other cheek?**
The Cataclysm scorched the Earth. Only a zombie infested wasteland remains. Warlords and worse rule over the remains of humanity in a cruel new world where only the strong survive.
Nero travels the wasteland in a souped-up V8 charger, barely hanging on as he moves between the scattered remnants of humanity. In return for food and supplies, he offers his services fighting zombies and raiders for those who can pay.
Arriving at the Watchtower, Nero meets the abused slave girl Nyx. A beautiful young woman, she’s skilled in the use of a sword – yet held captive by the tower’s ruler.
When the Watchtower is attacked, events begin to spiral out of control, and Nero discovers the secret Nyx has been hiding from her master. Now he must choose between the life he knows alone in the wastes, or helping the fascinating but vulnerable Nyx, and changing his life forever.
**What would you do?**
DISCLAIMER/TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains graphic sex, slavery, violence, girls with no pants on, zombie slaughter and V8 carnage.


Humanity’s greatest export: justice. Space is a dangerous place even for the wary and especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea. Here comes the Bad Company.
When humanity is wronged by the alien AI, the Bad Company leaps to action, but only after the warriors have scattered to the four corners of the galaxy. Nothing like liberty to keep the Bad Company happy and the credits flowing, just like cheap beer.
A side trip to Earth. Vacation on Yol. Meeting a lawyer on Onyx Station. Nothing is outside the realm of possibility as the Bad Company takes much-needed time off.
When the warriors return, they find their ranks bolstered, their weapons upgraded, and their fleet has grown. What they don’t find is the enemy.
The search is on! Between the Bad Company and their target stands too many innocent lives. Join Terry and Char as they confront Ten, a galactic evil….
Join the Bad Company as they fight an enemy from their worst nightmares.
Note: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you.

Level 7

*Level 7* is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the “Push Buttons,” a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country’s deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return.
Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold, this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley’s*A Brave New World* and Orwell’s *1984* and should be considered a must-read by all science fiction fans.

In some ways this story gives the most realistic picture of nuclear war that I have read in any work of fiction. –Linus Pauling Eventually, I believe, Roshwald’s remorseless apocalypse will be recognized as one of the masterpieces of anti-utopian literature. –H. Bruce Franklin It is easily the most powerful attack on the whole nuclear madness that any creative writer has made thus far. J.B. Priestley In some ways this story gives the most realistic picture of nuclear war that I have read in any work of fiction. Linus Pauling Eventually, I believe, Roshwald s remorseless apocalypse will be recognized as one of the masterpieces of anti-utopian literature. H. Bruce Franklin In some ways this story gives the most realistic picture of nuclear war that I have read in any work of fiction. Linus Pauling Eventually, I believe, Roshwald s remorseless apocalypse will be recognized as one of the masterpieces of anti-utopian literature. H. Bruce Franklin Eventually, I believe, Roshwald’s remorseless apocalypse will be recognized as one of the masterpieces of anti-utopian literature. –H. Bruce Franklin
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Lettura Veloce in Tempi Record Anche Da Adulto

Ti sei mai chiesto quante parole leggi in un giorno?
Inizi dalla composizione degli ingredienti dei cereali la mattina mentre ti
prepari la colazione, poi passi alla tua rivista di fitness mentre consumi
quei cereali col caffè, poi accendi il tuo tablet per leggere le news più recenti,
e dai una controllatina al tuo profilo Facebook.
Poi esci di casa, entri in ufficio; oppure accendi il tuo computer se lavori a casa,
e ti butti a capofitto: e-mail, siti internet, relazioni e report, il manuale per poter
eseguire quel certo programma.
E nel tempo che ti rimane, devi aggiornarti; e così affronti la pila di manuali
e articoli che ti sei preparato sopra al comodino o sopra la scrivania del tuo ufficio.
E ti accorgi che quella pila anziché diminuire continua ad aumentare e non hai mai
abbastanza tempo per accorciare le distanze tra tutto quello che devi fare e quello
che riesci a fare.
Quale potrebbe essere allora una possibile soluzione?
Allungare le tue giornate
Imparare delle tecniche per leggere in modo più veloce e intelligente.
Se sei un professionista, un imprenditore, un giovane che affronta il mondo delle start up, un esperto
che sta aprendo la propria attività a nuove prospettive, ma anche uno studente aspirante imprenditore,
uno studente che sta cercando di individuare qual’ è il proprio prodotto per lanciarlo sul mercato, uno
studente universitario…
Se ti ritrovi tra queste categorie di persone, sai già quanto sia fondamentale tenersi aggiornati
e leggere i consigli, le teorie e le metodologie di chi, nella tua industria, si è già fatto
strada ottenendo successi e risultati.
Molti dei libri che leggerai, e che ti aiuteranno ad avanzare professionalmente, saranno manuali
tecnici e il tuo unico scopo nel leggerli è acquisire le informazioni presenti nel testo. A differenza
di quando leggi un romanzo, l’obiettivo non è trascorrere qualche ora di svago.
In questo libro acquisirai strategie e tecniche per velocizzare la tua lettura e l’acquisizione delle informazioni presenti nei testi che affronterai.
Ti mostrerò le tecniche che ho imparato durante la mia esperienza professionale, quelle di cui ho sentito
parlare e che ho personalmente sperimentato, e altre nuove tecniche che sono state proposte di recente.
Una delle ragioni che mi hanno portato a scrivere questo libro è perché io stesso mi sono trovato di fronte
alle tue stesse difficoltà. Avevo iniziato la mia professione, ero anche soddisfatto dei miei risultati, il lavoro
cresceva, ma sentivo l’esigenza di aprirmi nuove strade e di imparare cose nuove.
Dovevo trovare un modo efficace per ridurre i tempi di lettura, per poter farmi un’idea dei testi che avevo
davanti “senza perdere troppo tempo”, focalizzandomi sui concetti principali. E poi dovevo ricordarmi
quello che avevo letto. Ero alla ricerca di un metodo che funzionasse.
E alla fine l’ho trovato.
Sperimento questo sistema tutti i giorni quando mi trovo davanti ad un nuovo libro, articolo, report aziendale.
E ho deciso di condividere la mia esperienza con te!

Letters to a Young Contrarian

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.This book explores the entire range of “contrary positions”-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast. He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.
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The Letters of J. R. R.Tolkien

‘…If you wanted to go on from the end of The Hobbit I think the ring would be your inevitable choice as the link. If then you wanted a large tale, the Ring would at once acquire a capital letter; and the Dark Lord would immediately appear. As he did, unasked, on the hearth at Bag End as soon as I came to that point. So the essential Quest started at once. But I met a lot of things along the way that astonished me. Tom Bombadil I knew already; but I had never been to Bree. Strider sitting in the corner of the inn was a shock, and I had no more idea who he was than Frodo did. The Mines of Moria had been a mere name; and of Lothlorien no word had reached my mortal ears till I came there.’ — J.R.R. Tolkien to W.H. Auden, June 7, 1955

J.R.R. Tolkien, cherished author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was one of the twentieth century’s most prolific letter writers. Over the years he wrote a mass of letters — to his publishers, his family, to friends, and to fans of his books — which record the history and composition of his works and his reaction to subsequent events.

By turns thoughtful, impish, scholarly, impassioned, playful, vigorous, and gentle, Tolkien poured his heart and mind into a great stream of correspondence to intimate friends and unknown admirers all over the world. From this collection one sees a mind of immense complexity and many layers — artistic, religious, charmingly eccentric, sentimental, and ultimately brilliant.

Now newly expanded with a detailed index, this collection provides an invaluable record that sheds much light on Tolkien’s creative genius, his thoughts and feelings about his own work, and the evolution of his grand design for the creation of a whole new world — Middle-earth.

Lethal White

***’Hugely absorbing. . . the best Strike novel yet’*** SUNDAY MIRROR
***’Highly inventive storytelling’*** GUARDIAN
***’Outrageously entertaining’*** FINANCIAL TIMES
***’Come for the twists and turns and stay for the beautifully drawn central relationship’***INDEPENDENT
***’Blistering piece of crime writing’*** SUNDAY TIMES
***’Fans will love it’***HEAT
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When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.
Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott – once his assistant, now a partner in the agency – set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been – Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that . . .
**The most epic Robert Galbraith novel yet, LETHAL WHITE is both a gripping mystery and a page-turning next instalment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.**
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*’One of the most **unique and compelling** detectives I’ve come across in years*’ MARK BILLINGHAM
***’The work of a master storyteller’*** DAILY TELEGRAPH
***’Unputdownable. . . Irresistible’*** SUNDAY TIMES
***’Will keep you up all night’*** OBSERVER
***’A thoroughly enjoyable classic’*** PETER JAMES, SUNDAY EXPRESS

Lethal Experiment

What if someone offered you $100,000 with the only stipulation being that a murderer would be killed if you accept the money? Would you take it? The people who choose to take it are about to find out the ramifications of their decisions to be part of this Lethal Experiment!
Donovan Creed, former CIA assassin, is a smart-aleck tough guy who can’t resist a noble cause. Despite a ton of baggage and a penchant for call girls, he always finds a way to beat the bad guys. In this sequel to Lethal People, Creed is forced to choose between his thriving contract-killer business, his part in the Lethal Experiment, and his desire to live a normal life with the beautiful Kathleen Gray and her newly-adopted daughter, Addie. Before that can happen, he has to take care of some lethal business involving a former lover.
*Lethal Experiment* is a breezy and fun page-turner, featuring grisly humor, outrageous characters, and sexy dialogue.

Let’s All Kill Constance

One of Ray Bradbury’s classic novels, available in ebook for the first time. On a dismal evening in the previous century, an unnamed writer in Venice, California, answers a furious pounding at his beachfront bungalow door and again admits Constance Rattigan into his life. An aging, once-glamorous Hollywood star, Constance is running in fear from something she dares not acknowledge – and vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, leaving the narrator two macabre books: twin listings of the Tinseltown dead and soon to be dead, with Constance’s name included among them. And so begins an odyssey as dark as it is wondrous, as the writer sets off in a broken-down jalopy with his irascible sidekick Crumley to sift through the ashes of a bygone Hollywood – a graveyard of ghosts and secrets where each twisted road leads to grim shrines and shattered dreams … and, all too often, to death.

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