Cards on the Table

Cards on the Table

Author: Agatha Christie Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot #15): A flamboyant party host is murdered in full view of a roomful of bridge players… Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless, he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered…

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By the Pricking of My Thumbs

By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Author: Agatha Christie By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Tommy & Tuppence #4): While visiting Tommy’s Aunt Ada at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home, Tuppence encounters some odd residents including Mrs. Lancaster who mystifies her with talk about “your poor child” and “something behind the fireplace”. When Aunt Ada dies a few weeks later, she leaves…

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Broken

Broken

Author: Kathleen Hayes Broken: Official Description: Job has cut himself off from his heart since he ran away from home at sixteen. After his best friend committed suicide he realized the risk was too great. Only Lucy, Chloe, Oscar and Charlie, his stray kittens seem to be able to break through the walls he has built.…

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Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Bleak House: Bleak House opens in the twilight of foggy London, where fog grips the city most densely in the Court of Chancery. The obscure case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, in which an inheritance is gradually devoured by legal costs, the romance of Esther Summerson and the secrets of her origin, the…

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Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil: Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil is translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale with an introduction by Michael Tanner in Penguin Classics. Beyond Good and Evil confirmed Nietzsche’s position as the towering European philosopher of his age. The work dramatically rejects the tradition of Western thought with its notions of…

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American Dirt

American Dirt

Author: Jeanine Cummins American Dirt: También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks…

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Author: Mark Sullivan Beneath a Scarlet Sky: Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, Beneath a Scarlet Skyis the triumphant, epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager—obsessed with…

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At Bertram’s Hotel

At Bertram’s Hotel

Author: Agatha Christie At Bertram’s Hotel (Miss Marple #11): An old-fashioned London Hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out! When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she’s looking for at Bertram’s Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind…

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As You Like It

As You Like It

Author: William Shakespeare As You Like It:  is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play’s first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows…

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days -Extraordinary Voyages (Book # 11): “To go around the world…in such a short time and with the means of transport currently available, was not only impossible, it was madness” One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can…

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