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The Explosionist: Someone sets off a bomb outside fifteen-­year-­old Sophie's boarding school, but no one can figure out who. The Medium: Soothsayers and séance leaders are regular guests at her great-­aunt's house in Scotland, but only one delivers a terrifying prophecy, directed at Sophie herself. The Murder: When the medium is found dead, Sophie and her friend Mikael know they must get to the bottom of these three mysteries in order to save themselves—even as the fate of all Europe hangs in the balance. Set in a time of subversive politics, homegrown terrorism, and rapidly changing alliances, is an extraordinarily accomplished debut novel for teens that delivers a glimpse of the world as it might have been—had one moment in history been altered.

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A series of mysteries.­An explosion of truths.­The Explosionist: Someone sets off a bomb outside fifteen-­year-­old Sophie's boarding school, but no one can figure out who.­The Medium: Soothsayers and séance leaders are regular guests at her great-­aunt's house in Scotland, but only one delivers a terrifying prophecy, directed at Sophie herself.­The Murder: When the medium is found dead, Sophie and her friend Mikael know they must get to the bottom of these three mysteries in order to save themselves — even as the fate of all Europe hangs in the balance.­Set in a time of subversive politics, homegrown terrorism, and rapidly changing alliances, The Explosionist is an extraordinarily accomplished debut novel for teens that delivers a glimpse of the world as it might have been — had one moment in history been altered.

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A series of mysteries.­An explosion of truths.­The Explosionist: Someone sets off a bomb outside fifteen-­year-­old Sophie's boarding school, but no one can figure out who.­The Medium: Soothsayers and sé­ance leaders are regular guests at her great-­aunt's house in Scotland, but only one delivers a terrifying prophecy, directed at Sophie herself.­The Murder: When the medium is found dead, Sophie and her friend Mikael know they must get to the bottom of these three mysteries in order to save themselves — even as the fate of all Europe hangs in the balance.­Set in a time of subversive politics, homegrown terrorism, and rapidly changing alliances, The Explosionist is an extraordinarily accomplished debut novel for teens that delivers a glimpse of the world as it might have been — had one moment in history been altered.

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Sixteen-­year-­old Sophie knows there is more to the story of her parents' death. And she's on a mission to find the truth. To aid her in solving the decades-­old mystery, Sophie has enlisted her best friend, Mikael, whose friendship has turned into something more. It's soon clear that Sophie's future is very much wrapped up in the details of her family's past, and the key lies with information only one man can provide: her parents' former employer, the elusive billionaire Alfred Nobel. As the threat of war looms in Europe, dangers to Sophie and her loved ones grow. While her determination to solve the mystery doesn't waver, forces beyond her control conspire to keep her from her purpose. Then, news of her great-­aunt Tabitha's death sets off a chain of events that leaves Sophie questioning everything. The more Sophie learns, the more she realizes that nothing—and no one—in her life is what it seems. And coming to terms with the dark secrets she uncovers means imagining a truth that . . .

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Three young women are obsessed with games of all kinds, devoting themselves to both the academic study of play and the design of games based on the secret history of the neighborhood around Columbia University. When live-­action role-­playing based on classic Greek tragedy is introduced, the games get dangerous.

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Sixteen-­year-­old Sophie knows there is more to the story of her parents' death. And she's on a mission to find the truth. To aid her in solving the decades-­old mystery, Sophie has enlisted her best friend, Mikael, whose friendship has turned into something more. It's soon clear that Sophie's future is very much wrapped up in the details of her family's past, and the key lies with information only one man can provide: her parents' former employer, the elusive billionaire Alfred Nobel. As the threat of war looms in Europe, dangers to Sophie and her loved ones grow. While her determination to solve the mystery doesn't waver, forces beyond her control conspire to keep her from her purpose. Then, news of her great-­aunt Tabitha's death sets off a chain of events that leaves Sophie questioning everything. The more Sophie learns, the more she realizes that nothing—and no one—in her life is what it seems. And coming to terms with the dark secrets she uncovers means imagining a truth that . . .

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A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her memoir/critique shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments and subjective preferences, which turn reading into a highly personal and political act.­Melding her experiences as reader and critic, Davidson opens new vistas onto works by Jane Austen, Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Pynchon; adds richer dimension to critiques of W. G. Sebald, Alan Hollinghurst, Thomas Bernhard, and Karl Ove Knausgaard; and allows for a sophisticated appreciation of popular fictions by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lionel Shriver, George Pelecanos, and Helen DeWitt. She privileges diction, syntax, point of view, and structure over plot and character, identifying the intimate mechanics that draw us in to...

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Louisiana, 1869 - Sono passati quattro anni da quando Jenny Pennington ha ricevuto la terribile lettera che le annunciava la morte del marito Carl, quattro anni di duro lavoro e sacrifici per riuscire a trarre di che vivere dalla piantagione. Eppure i suoi sforzi sono serviti solo a rimandare l'inevitabile: una volta completato il raccolto e venduto il cotone, sarà infatti costretta a vendere tutto, casa e terre. Poi un raggio di sole arriva inaspettato a rischiararle la vita: Shay Devereaux, compagno d'armi e di prigionia del suo defunto marito, è lì per onorare una promessa fatta in punto di morte all'amico. Possibile che quell'uomo cupo e senza passato sia in grado di regalare a lei e al piccolo Marshall un nuovo, radioso futuro?

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In Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness, Jenny Davidson considers the arguments that define hypocrisy as a moral and political virtue in its own right. She shows that these were arguments that thrived in the medium of eighteenth-­century Britain's culture of politeness. In the debate about the balance between truthfulness and politeness, Davidson argues that eighteenth-­century writers from Locke to Austen come down firmly on the side of politeness. This is the case even when it is associated with dissimulation or hypocrisy. These writers argue that the open profession of vice is far more dangerous for society than even the most glaring discrepancies between what people say in public and what they do in private. This book explores what happens when controversial arguments in favour of hypocrisy enter the mainstream, making it increasingly hard to tell the difference between hypocrisy and more obviously attractive qualities like modesty, self-­control and tact.

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A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her memoir/critique shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments and subjective preferences, which turn reading into a highly personal and political act.­Melding her experiences as reader and critic, Davidson opens new vistas onto works by Jane Austen, Henry James, Marcel Proust, and Thomas Pynchon; adds richer dimension to critiques of W. G. Sebald, Alan Hollinghurst, Thomas Bernhard, and Karl Ove Knausgaard; and allows for a sophisticated appreciation of popular fictions by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lionel Shriver, George Pelecanos, and Helen DeWitt. She privileges diction, syntax, point of view, and structure over plot and character, identifying the intimate mechanics that draw us in to . . .

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