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Подростки, страдающие от тяжелой болезни, не собираются сдаваться.
Они по-­прежнему остаются подростками — ядовитыми, неугомонными, взрывными, бунтующими, равно готовыми и к ненависти, и к любви.
Хейзел и Огастус бросают вызов судьбе.
Они влюблены друг в друга, их терзает не столько нависшая над ними тень смерти, сколько обычная ревность, злость и непонимание.
Они — вместе. Сейчас — вместе. Но что их ждет впереди?

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The Bram Stoker AwardsMy name was Salmon, like the fish, first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer`This is Susie Salmon, speaking to us from heaven. It looks a lot like her school playground, with the good kind of swing sets. There are counsellors to help newcomers to adjust, and friends to room with. Everything she wants appears as soon as she thinks of it except the thing she wants most: to be back with the people she loved on earth.­From heaven, Susie watches. She sees her happy suburban family implode after her death, as each member tries to come to terms with the terrible loss. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet.­The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and . . .

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With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra's impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters: Ugwu, a thirteen-­year-­old houseboy who works for Odenigbo, a university professor full of revolutionary zeal; Olanna, the professor’s beautiful young mistress who has abandoned her life in Lagos for a dusty town and her lover’s charm; and Richard, a shy young Englishman infatuated with Olanna’s willful twin sister Kainene. is a tremendously evocative novel of the promise, hope, and disappointment of the Biafran war. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's.

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Однажды старшеклассник Кл эй Дженсон находит на крыльце своего дома невзрачную посылку без обратного адреса. Внутри семь аудиокассет — тринадцать историй, рассказанных голосом Ханны Бейкер, девушки, покончившей жизнь самоубийством. К кассетам прилагается карта, на которой звездочками отмечены ставшие роковыми места. И раз сейчас посылка лежит на крыльце Клэя, значит, он стал одной из причин, по которой Ханна Бейкер решила свети счеты с жизнью, и одна из историй будет о нем. Кассету за кассетой, не в силах остановиться, Клэй слушает рассказ Ханны Бейкер, следует по указанному ей маршруту и открывает для себя с новой стороны девушку, в симпатии к которой он нашел в себе силы признаться лишь тогда, когда уже ничего нельзя было изменить.

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Amazon.­com ReviewOprah Book Club® Selection, June 2000: As any reader of The Mosquito Coast knows, men who drag their families to far-­off climes in pursuit of an Idea seldom come to any good, while those familiar with At Play in the Fields of the Lord or Kalimantaan understand that the minute a missionary sets foot on the fictional stage, all hell is about to break loose. So when Barbara Kingsolver sends missionary Nathan Price along with his wife and four daughters off to Africa in The Poisonwood Bible, you can be sure that salvation is the one thing they're not likely to find. The year is 1959 and the place is the Belgian Congo. Nathan, a Baptist preacher, has come to spread the Word in a remote village reachable only by airplane. To say that he and his family are woefully unprepared would be an understatement: "We came from Bethlehem, Georgia, bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle,­" says Leah, one of Nathan's daughters. But of course it isn't long before they . . .

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Впервые на русском — один из самых поразительных романов начала XXI века. Эта преломленная в художественной форме исповедь человека, который сумел выбраться из бездны и уцелеть, протаранила все списки бестселлеров и заслужила восторженные сравнения с произведениями лучших писателей нового времени, от Мелвилла до Хемингуэя.
Грегори Дэвид Робертс, как и герой его романа, много лет скрывался от закона. После развода с женой его лишили отцовских прав, он не мог видеться с дочерью, пристрастился к наркотикам и, добывая для этого средства, совершил ряд ограблений, за что в 1978 году был арестован и приговорен австралийским судом к девятнадцати годам заключения. В 1980 г. он перелез через стену тюрьмы строгого режима и в течение десяти лет жил в Новой Зеландии, Азии, Африке и Европе, но бόльшую часть этого времени провел в Бомбее, где организовал бесплатную клинику для жителей трущоб, был фальшивомонетчиком и контрабандистом, торговал оружием и участвовал в вооруженных столкновениях . . .

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A brilliant, haunting story about beauty, loyalty, memory, and war-­an unforgettable novel that returns to themes of expatriatism and Korean culture that first made Chang-­rae Lee`s reputation.­The bestselling and award-­winning author of Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, and Aloft returns with a masterful new novel. A spellbinding story, startling in its insights and impact, The Surrendered amplifies the gifts we have seen in Lee`s previous works, and, written in the third person, evokes a whole new narrative power.­In The Surrendered, the lasting memory of the Korean War changes the lives of two of its survivors-­a Korean girl and an American vet-­as well as the lives of those who come to know them. Hector Brennan was a handsome GI stationed in Korea during the war. June Han was a girl orphaned by the fighting. For a season of wartime existence, their lives overlapped at a missionary-­run orphanage. Now, thirty years later, they are reunited in the United States in an unusual mission . . .

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«Побудь в моей шкуре» – второй роман Мишеля Фейбера. Ездит по дороге А-­9 в Шотландии женщина по имени Иссерли и подбирает автостопщиков. Только мужчин. А потом тем, кто заинтересовал ее, вкалывает загадочную инъекцию… Эта парадоксальная книга сочетает в себе притчу и хоррор, фантастику и психологический роман, в очередной раз заставляя задуматься над вечным вопросом: что такое человек? Лихорадочное желание переворачивать одну страницу за другой подкрадывается тихо и незаметно по мере того, как Фейбер открывает разнообразные грани образа своей странной героини.

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From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America -­and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-­and-­dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.

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A recent legacy made Cassandra Palmer heir to the title of Pythia, the world's chief clairvoyant. It's a position that usually comes with years of training, but Cassie's circumstances are a little &unusual. Now she's stuck with a whopping amount of power that every vamp, fey, and mage in town wants to either monopolize or eradicate and that she herself doesn't dare use.­What's more, she's just discovered that a certain arrogant master vampire has a geis on her-­a magical claim that warns off any would-­be suitors, and might also explain the rather & intense attraction between them. But Cassie's had it with being jerked around, and anyone who tries it from now on is going to find out that she makes a very bad enemy &***Claimed By Shadow is the follow up to Karen Chance s exciting debut novel Touch The Dark. The story in Claimed By Shadow follows on straight from where Touch The Dark left off and although the author does a good job of filling in the back story during the first couple . . .

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