By Michelle Aung Thin
She doesn't be aware of that Rangoon, this urban cradled within the hands of rivers, is set to be torn aside within the fight among its historic vendors and new masters. that it'll seduce her, own her senses and alter completely her concept of what sort of girl she will be.
When she meets Jonathan - while the monsoon comes - she starts to discover out.
'Evokes a viscerally attractive international and a heady trip into the implications of affection. a superb read.' Alice Pung
By Gonzalo Giner
on the border of the Christian nation of Castile and the Muslim caliphate of Al-Andalus, a bit lodge sits at the entrance traces of the conflict for Iberia. whilst note travels that the main feared warring parties of the Muslim international, the Imesebelen, are advancing on Toledo, the innkeeper tells his son, Diego, to escape along with his sisters. yet Diego refuses to desert his father. The outdated guy and one among his daughters are slaughtered, and the opposite women are abducted. Now there’s just one suggestion on Diego’s brain: revenge.
On his lightning-fast Arabian mare, Diego makes his technique to Toledo. it's the commence of a trip that may usher him into manhood and lead him to the sunrise of a box of medication that would switch Spain—and the world—forever.
By Ian Reid
By Manfred Hilberger
By Albert Sanchez Pinol,Adri Boon
‘Briljante én smakelijke avonturenroman die belangrijke vragen stelt over oorlog en moraal.’ - Trouw
‘Meeslepend en groots…’ - Wegener dagbladen
'Mo-nu-men-ta-le roman.' - Arturo Pérez-Reverte, auteur van De membership Dumas
'Een goede historische roman, een goede avonturenroman, een goede humoristische roman.' – El País
'Levendig geschreven, vol memorabele episodes, en leest als een trein.' – El Cultural
By Barbara Sjoholm
The tale of the 2 Hansen sisters, Nik and Maj, maintains within the sequel to Fossil Island. Now 16, Nik resumes her courting with the passionate musician Carl Nielsen, who returns for a summer time stopover at to the provincial village in Denmark the place she lives together with her kin. yet their bonds are strained through conference, by way of Carl’s dream of turning into a superb composer, and by way of Nik’s personal stirrings of ambition to review paintings. Now twenty-one, Maj reveals a educating task clear of domestic, yet her mom hasn’t given up the concept that her eldest daughter will marry locally—perhaps Schoolmaster Strandgaard, a widower, whose young ones are Nik’s pals.
Over the process dramatic years, the sisters’ lives might be completely replaced via love, heartbreak, affliction, and dying. A shiny portrait of 2 obdurate younger women who love their relatives but yearn for freedom, the previous global re-creates a time while women’s lives and Danish society have been in transition. no matter if studying to cycle or dreaming of educating college in Brooklyn, Nik and Maj are memorable characters in a surroundings either far-off in time and general.
Fossil Island and its sequel, the previous global, are encouraged by means of the real tale of Denmark’s maximum composer, Carl Nielsen, and at the lifetime of Emilie Demant Hatt, who later grew to become an artist and ethnographer in Lapland.
Sjoholm provides readers bright characters whose own travails are the entire extra engrossing for the cultural upheavals that energize them. An pleasing, considerate tale of out of date romance, complex via dawning smooth mores. –Kirkus Reviews
Sjoholm’s secondary characters are uniformly good drawn, and her small forged of major characters breathe with energy and human complexity. Her ability at rendering the society of a forgotten Denmark by some means makes that international suppose either specific and common. those are considerate, glitteringly clever novels, as wise approximately transferring social stipulations as they're in regards to the workings of the human center. both ebook may be learn and loved individually, and jointly they shape a deal with readers will re-read with pleasure.
Very strongly steered. – Editor’s selection, historic Novel Review
By Neil Randall
By Alfredo Bryce Echenique
By ROCHELLE HAMEL
By Julia Franks
An NPR most sensible booklet of 2016
It's 1939 and the government has despatched USDA agent Virginia Furman into the North Carolina mountains to coach households on modernizing their houses and farms.
There she meets farm spouse Irenie Lambey, who's instantly interested in the woman agent's self-possession.Already, cracks are rising in Irenie's fragile marriage to Brodis, an ex-logger became fundamentalist preacher: She has taken to nighttime ramblings throughout the woods to flee her husband's mattress, storing unusual keepsakes in a mountain cavern. To Brodis, those are all of the indicators that Irenie--tiptoeing in the course of the darkish in her billowing white nightshirt--is training black magic.
When Irenie slips again into mattress with one of those supernatural stealth, Brodis senses yes evil has entered his existence, associated with thelady agent, or even to different, extra sinister forces.
Working within the stylistic terrain of Amy Greene and Bonnie Jo Campbell, this enchanting debut by way of Julia Franks is the tale of a lady intrigued by way of the potential of swap, break out, and reproductive choice--stalked by way of aBible-haunted guy who fears his executive and stakes his integrity upon an older lifestyle. As Brodis chases his demons, he brings a few ultimate act of violence that shakes the full valley. during this spellbinding Southern tale, Franks bares the myths and mysteries that modernity cannot rather dispel.