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Full Blast (Janet Evanovich’s Full Series #4) by Janet Evanovich, Charlotte Hughes
Polo instructor Nicholas Kaharcheck senses danger the minute he sees Billie Pearce. She represents everrythings he’s so srtfully avoided. Happy in her home life, a divorced mother of two, Billie is the epitome of stability. They have nothing in common.
To his horror, Nick is fascinated – and irresistibly attracted. When Billie generously offers to share her home with Nick’s carzy cousin Deedee for a while, Nick finds himself visiting – often. And while each is slowly seduced by the other’s charms, and both are wildly encouraged by devious Deedee, Billie and Nick find out that what they have in common is most important of all. But neither one knows that danger is lurking where they least expect it, and a killer is closing in on them…
Author Biography: Janet Evanovich is the #1 bestselling author of *Seven Up* and *Hard Eight*. She lives in New Hampshire.

Fulfilled

Tom Daniels is a necromancer. He’s also a half Blood. Things were coming to a head. His personal life was a bit complicated, and then there were the coming repercussions for his actions. The Council wasn’t exactly pleased with his actions. There was a lot more in store for him, and not much time to get ready for it.
The truth of the prophecy finally revealed, the future endangered in ways he hadn’t imagined, and other surprises take their toll. He must put his life on the line for reasons he’d have never guessed, would he win through it?

Fugitives and refugees: a walk in Portland, Oregon

SUMMARY: In the closest thing he may ever write to an autobiography, Chuck Palahniuk provides answers to all these questions and more as he takes you through the streets, sewers and local haunts of Portland, Oregon. According to Katherine Dunn, author of the cult classic Geek Love, Portland is the home of America’s ‘fugitives and refugees.’ Get to know these folks, the “most cracked of the crackpots,’ as Palahniuk calls them, and come along with him on an adventure through the parts of Portland you might not otherwise actually believe actually exist. No other travel guide will give you this kind of access to “a little history, a little legend, and a lot of friendly sincere, fascinating people who maybe should’ve kept their mouths shut.”Here are strange personal museums, wierd annual events and ghost stories. Tour the tunnels under downtown Portland. Visit swingers’ sex clubs, gay and straight. See Frances Gabe’s famous 1940’s Self-cleaning house. Look into strange local customs like the I-Tit-a-Rod Race and the Santa rampage. Learn how to talk like a local in a quick vocabulary lesson. Get to know, I mean really get to know, the animals at the Portland Zoo.Oh, the list goes on and on.

Frommer’s Easyguide to New York City 2019

Pauline Frommer’s highly-personal guide to her own home city has, in previous editions, twice been named “Best Guidebook of the Year” by the North American Travel Journalists Association. It has been the best-selling guide to the city for the last four years. Though she deals with luxury choices as well as bargains, she makes a special effort to overcome New York’s reputation for stratospheric prices, ferreting out scores of moderately-priced options in lodgings, meals, attractions, entertainment and more.
Like all Easy Guides, this annually-researched and popular best-seller is “Quick to Read, Light to Carry”–and colorfully written.
**Fully updated yearly**, and printed in large, easy-to-read type, the book contains:
**Handy pull-out map** and bulleted maps throughout
**Self-guided walking tours**
**Exact prices and subway directions** for every listing in the book
**Opinionated advice** on what to see and what to skip
**Insightful** discussions of New York’s history and culture
**16-page photo guide** with vibrant photographs
**About Frommer’s: **There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr.

For over fifty years Martin Gardner has been writing witty, entertaining, and highly intelligent articles on an amazing range of topics. Best known for his works on popular science and mathematics, and as an incisive skeptical commentator on the paranormal, Gardner is also an accomplished writer of children’s literature, a novelist, and essayist on religion and philosophy. This collection of essays and book reviews takes its name from the bookend articles, “The Wandering Jew and the Second Coming” and “The Faith of William Buckley,” which in themselves demonstrate the extent of Gardner’s interests. Besides the legend of the Wandering Jew, its relation to the Second Coming, and Bill Buckley’s religious convictions, Gardner also takes on the subjects of astrology, psychic surgery, word play in the stories of L. Frank Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz), and the history of a forgotten children’s magazine. In addition, there are reviews of books by astronomer Carl Sagan, philosopher Paul Edwards, and science fiction writer H. G. Wells, along with commentary on mathematics, Lewis Carroll, chess, Christian Science, science fads, and more. Longtime Gardner fans and intellectually curious newcomers will welcome this entertaining and literate collection by one of America’s most brilliant essayists.

From the Corner of His Eye

**#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

This is the story of a boy who loses his sight, and then mysteriously regains it.

It is the story of a courageous band of seekers and a relentless killer.

It is the story of all that is right with the world—and all that is terribly wrong.

It is the story of a revelation so terrifying and so sublime, it can only be glimpsed . . . From the Corner of His Eye.
**Recensie(s)**

‘A mammoth new thriller’ Mirror ‘Keep[s] you turning pages well into the night’ Belfast Telegraph ‘A breathtaking thriller pumping with suspense’ Western Mail ‘Powerful emotion tinged with spiritual wonder. That emotion, which rocks the characters and will shake readers, marks this as one of Koontz’s most effective novels – and he’s written a lot of them’ Publishers Weekly ‘This is not merely a novel of suspense; it is also a story of belief and reflection, of choices and thebeauty that can blossom from doing what is right, rather than what is easy. While dazzling the reader with magnificent turns of phrase that will evoke simultaneous admiration and envy, [Koontz] alternates the mood between tenderness and suspense. A novel that is absolutely perfect from opening word to closing sentence’ Bookreporter.com ‘Koontz tries to create serious literature, and he largely succeeds in FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE’ USA Today ‘Uplifting and optimistic. There’s nothing sentimental…in this book, though a complex philosophical thesis is at its heart. A knuckle-biter from start to finish’ Toronto Star ‘FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE may be Koontz’s crowning achievement in a lengthy career already filled with triumphs. In this first-rate thriller, non-stop action keeps one turning the pages in spite of the book’s length’ Minneapolis Star Tribune ‘Readers in search of a pull-out-the-stops, multigenre thriller need look no further than FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE’ Denver Post ‘A fascinating theme…peopled with interesting characters, a fast-paced plot, and some imaginative theories about the nature of science and faith. Koontz has written another winner’ Toronto Sun ‘He succeeds in creating and fleshing out a cast of remarkable and unique characters. Koontz builds mansions of place and time. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is a suspenseful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel, examining the depth of the human spirit, our capacity for good and evil…and the consequences of even the simplest deed’ Harrisburg Patriot-News ‘An ambitious exploration of the intricacies of human relationships’ Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ‘Highly entertaining’ Chicago Tribune ‘Koontz connects these [characters’] stories with his usual ingenuity. He has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match’ Los Angeles Times ‘Though over 600 pages, the book never seems long. The characters are vivid and emotionally exciting, creating a fast and compelling read. Highly recommended’ Library Journal ‘A psychologically complex suspenser’ New York Daily News ‘Fans of Dean Koontz are in for another thrilling treat. Once again we [are] mesmerized by his gift for…colorful prose’ Oakland Press ‘Koontz is famous for the way he falls in love with his characters. They’re so richly and compellingly drawn, you can practically hear them breathing from the page. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is chuckfull of hope an wonderment, good and evil, familial adoration, and characters you’ll wish lived next door. You’ll never want to leave the worlds Koontz draws you into. Settle in for one remarkable read of awesome possibilities’ Lexington Herald-Ledger ‘Full of more surprises than the average Koontz offering – and that is saying much. His opening is like a man announcing he will juggle bowling balls while frying eggs and piloting an air balloon. Preposterous – but Koontz proceeds to do it, and much more. Koontz does not bore’ San Diego Union Tribune ‘Exceptional writing and storytelling. Year after year, Koontz provides fresh ideas’ San Antonio Express News ‘A heart-pounding tale of Biblical proportions. [Koontz] proves once again that he still has the power to scare the daylights out of us’ Ottawa Citizen ‘Very appealing characters… For some time now, Koontz has been quite ambitious with the themes of his thrillers. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is the most ambitious yet. Here joy is definitely in the journey’ Flint Journal ‘A wonderful read. The pacing is perfect, keeping the reader in exquisite tension. This is a deeply satisfying, rich novel. You may have nightmares about [the villain] but you’ll love the other characters. Singularly and collectively, they are unforgettable. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is magic’ New Orleans Times Picayune ‘Delightful…fascinating and terrifying’ Detroit News and Free Press ‘Dean Koontz almost occupies a genre of his own. He is a master at building suspense and holding the reader spellbound’ Richmond Times-Dispatch ‘Vintage novel writing… The reader waits intensely for the final showdown’ Calgary Sun ‘Dean Koontz is not an author to be taken for granted. Each of his books stands alone; they do not fit a pattern. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is full of well-developed characters which is a trademark of Koontz’s. Highly diverse characters…marvelous people’ Fort Meyers Beach Observer ‘Probably the most creative and most far-reaching book he has ever written. Riveting…well-written. This book says a great deal about why Koontz is on top of his field – he’s very good’ Deseret News ‘An explosion of emotion and wonder. The tale is spun so masterfully that it is as gripping a novel as you’ll find, and as thought-provoking’ Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate ‘In his latest novel, Dean Koontz has achieved a literary miracle. A tapestry of intrigue and suspense…stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase… FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE will make readers stop, think, and ultimately appreciate the many ways things are ‘ Fort Worth Star-Telegram ‘A fascinating piece of work…stuffed to the gunwales with colorful characters and plot twists. It’s virtually a Charles Dickens epic for the 21st century’ Locus From The Corner Of His Eye was no.7 in the Sunday Times and Observer bestseller lists
(source: Bol.com)

From St Jerome to Hypertext

From St. Jerome to Hypertext is an ambitious attempt to chart the terrain of literary translation – its history, theory and practice. It examines translation from linguistic, extralinguistic and philosophical perspectives and poses a range of important questions, including: the extent to which a linguistically creative original text should be reduced to fit existing norms in translation; whether translators should render the author’s voice or the author’s vision; how a translator might bridge the gender gap, generation gap, cultural gap, geographical distance, and distance in time; the way in which one translates texts which are themselves multilingual; whether the Bible is a technical book, a primary source, a drama or a revelation; the impact that processes of internationalization, multimedia communication and technological innovations might have on literature in translation.

Individual chapters offer detailed treatmemnt of topis such as the relationship between author and translator, wordplay and language games, syntax, cultural biotes, understanding and meaning, and the process of translation.

**Recensie(s)**

…an impressive achievement … can serve both as a reference book for the student of translation and as a handbook for practising translators. (Janet Garton, In Other Words. The Journal for Literary Translators) … will undoubtedly open up new areas of research, point to new directions and fields of investigation, and provide a basis for future studies, especially interdiscplinary studies. (Christina Refsum, Vinduet. Journal of Literature)
(source: Bol.com)

From Socrates to Sartre

A challenging new look at the great thinkers whose ides have shaped our civilization

From Socrates to Sartre presents a rousing and readable introduction to the lives, and times of the great philosophers. This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has captured one third of the world. T. Z. Lavine, Elton Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, makes philosophy come alive with astonishing clarity to give us a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our times.

From Socrates to Sartre discusses Western philosophers in terms of the historical and intellectual environment which influenced them, and it connects their lasting ideas to the public and private choices we face in America today.

From Socrates to Sartre formed the basis of from the PBS television series of the same name.

From the Paperback edition.

(source: Bol.com)

From Russia with love: a James Bond novel

SUMMARY: Every major foreign government organization has a file on British secret agent James Bond. Now, Russia’s lethal SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination. SMERSH has the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova, who lures 007 to Istanbul promising the top-secret Spektor cipher machine. But when Bond walks willingly into the trap, a game of cross and double-cross ensues, with Bond both the stakes and the prize.

From Pack to Pride

Previously Published

When a wolf shifter joins a pride of lions, the fur flies. When Adrian is sent to live with the lion pride for his own safety, little does he know that the pride alpha is already culling him from the pack. With one picture, Talan knew Adrian was his mate. Now he has six months to persuade Adrian to stay in his pride forever and keep a psychotic wolf from killing him.

(source: Bol.com)

From Italy With Love

‘This epic road-trip is full of glamour, romance and sizzling sexual tension, but at its heart is a truly heart-warming tale of self discovery – you’ll not want to miss a moment of it.’ – Chick Lit Love Home-loving Laurie thinks she’s happy – she has a safe, reliable boyfriend and working in her local library is what she thought she always wanted. That is until she inherits a vintage Ferrari from her eccentric Uncle Miles and the conditions of the inheritance are far from simple. To keep the car Laurie will have to drive across Europe with the gorgeous but unreliable Cameron Matthews as her guide… and Cam’s motives for helping are not all that altruistic. Cam isn’t particularly thrilled about escorting his late pal Miles’ dull mouse of a niece on this wild goose chase but all he has to do is get Laurie safely to Italy and he’s sure the Ferrari is his. But Uncle Miles had a few tricks up his sleeve and the route he’s planned takes Cam and Laurie on a road trip they’ll never forget. From sampling the delights of the Loire Valley to the breathtaking beauty of Lake Garda, this is one journey that has more twists and turns than either of them could ever have imagined…

(source: Bol.com)

From Dead to Worse

From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #8) by Charlaine Harris
Psychic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse finds herself in the middle of big trouble of the supernatural kind in this novel in the #1 *New York Times* bestselling series.
After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the Weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered…

From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Book

The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children’s literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read.A brief, updated introduction explains how children’s books evolve from manuscripts into bound books, the importance of the many different parts of a book (jacket flaps, title page, copyright, etc.), and changes in the children’s book industry, such as the creation of two new major genre awards. In addition, the author demonstrates how to think about and critically evaluate several different genres of children’s books.Included are sections about books of information (and the author’s responsibility to document sources); traditional literature (myths, legends, tall tales, folktales); poetry, verse, rhymes, and songs; picture books; easy readers and traditional books; and fiction and graphic novels. There is also a concluding chapter on how to write reviews that are both descriptive and analytical, as well as a segment on children’s literature blogs.From Cover to Cover is an invaluable resource for all professionals who wish to write book evaluations that go beyond a simple personal response.

From a Buick 8

SUMMARY: Years after his police trooper father is killed in the line of duty, young Ned Wilcox starts investigating a mysterious vintage vehicle, kept locked in the station barracks, in the hope of uncovering the sinister secrets surrounding it.

Frightened Man

London in 1900 is a sprawling, chaotic web of change and expansion, perfect for a man like Denton, an American with a violent past seeking anonymity as an outsider. But his notoriety as the author of several dark novels—and the well-known story that, decades before, he had gunned down four men in the American West—sometimes brings unwanted visitors to his door. When a terrified man shows up one evening and says that he is being pursued by the long-gone Jack the Ripper, Denton dismisses him as one more victim of London’s lunacy. But then the mutilated body of a teenaged prostitute named Stella Minter is found in London’s East End. . . .        Disappointed by the lack of police concern, Denton determines to pursue the murderer, even after it’s clear that he’s become the next target. As Denton begins to peel away the layers of the lurid and horrifying murder, he finds himself exploring the dark underbelly of the bursting metropolis, a place so vast that Denton is forced to follow nothing but his instincts through the maze of London—its pubs, its police offices, its dark alleys and disreputable neighborhoods—to find a murderer who is himself an agent of the city’s cancerous growth. And along the way Denton is lucky enough to find an ally in a woman with a past as haunted and a spirit as independent as his own.        Kenneth Cameron has brought turn-of-the-century London vividly to life in this intelligent and compelling crime novel. The Frightened Man delves far deeper than the mere circumstances of a murder to investigate the unseen—the secrets harbored in London’s immeasurable streets and in the dark side of human nature.

Friend Request: The most addictive psychological thriller you’ll read this year

*****THE *SUNDAY TIMES & *NO.1 EBOOK BESTSELLER*****
‘Twisty and gripping’ Erin Kelly
‘I read it in one go’ Marian Keyes
‘I loved it’ Rachel Abbott
**Loved FRIEND REQUEST? Laura Marshall’s sensational new thriller, THREE LITTLE LIES, is available now in hardback, ebook and audio.**
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**Maria Weston wants to be friends with me **
Maybe that had been the problem all along: Maria Weston had wanted to be friends with me, but I let her down.
She’s been hovering at the edge of my consciousness for all of my adult life, although I’ve been good at keeping her out, just a blurred shadow in the corner of my eye, almost but not quite out of sight.
Maria Weston wants to be friends.
But Maria Weston has been dead for more than twenty-five years.
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THE ADDICTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER THAT EVERYONE’S RAVING ABOUT – perfect for fans of *He Said/She Said*, *The Couple Next Door* and *I See You*.
**’The twist is genuinely unexpected . . . **This is an obvious choice if you enjoyed *The Girl on the Train**Independent*
‘I **couldn’t put it down**!’ *Jenny Blackhurst, author of The Foster Child*
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‘A mystery with a **genius premise**’ *Stylist*
‘A **devour-in-one-sitting** must’ *Heat*
‘Tightly plotted, and with a **fabulous twist**’ *Sunday Mirror*
‘**Gripping **. . . loved it from start to finish’ *Goodreads Reviewer*
‘Twisty and gripping . . . **You must read this**!’ *Emma Kavanagh, author of Falling*
‘**Twists and turns** and real life scenarios make this a **fantastic thriller**’ *Amazon Reviewer*
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### Recensione
**A read-it-in-one-sitting thriller** . . . **Twisty** and **gripping** but always relatable, *Friend Request *is the ultimate it-could-happen-to-you read (*Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said*)
### Descrizione del libro
A pulse-pounding psychological thriller for fans of *The Girl on the Train*, *I See You* and *The Darkest Secret*