Fiction & Crime Novels

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Urban Romance

Urban Romance

George, Nelson
New York 1993

In Urban Romance, Nelson George lets women in on one of life's great mysteries: how men really feel about love. But this book is not just educational, it's fun reading too! Vanessa Williams

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Good Faith

Good Faith

Smiley, Jane
London 2003

Joe Stratford, who sells nice houses in a beautiful place, and whose not very amicable divorce is over, is ready for his life to begin again. It is 1982 and temptation is everywhere. But are his ideas about how to get rich too big and risky? An extraordinary story about ordinary people caught up in an exotic 1980s version of the American Dream.

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Walcott, Derek
faber and faber Ltd. London, 2007

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Sieben Jahrzehnte Gedichte - Eine Retrospektive des Literaturnobelpreisgewinners Derek Walcott . Wir können Ihnen die gebundene Ausgabe neuwertig zum Vorzugspreis anbieten.

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Valis

Valis

Dick, Philip K.
Orion Publ. Group, London 2001 (Original 1981)

It began with a blinding light. A divine revelation from a mysterious intelligence that called itself VALIS ( Vast Active Living Intelligence System). And with that, the fabric of reality was torn apart and laid bare so that anything seemed possible but nothing seemed quite right. It was madness, pure and simple. But what if it were true?

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Ubik

Ubik

Dick, Philip K.
London 2004

One of the most original science fiction novels ever! New. Paperback.

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The 158-Pound Marriage

The 158-Pound Marriage

Irving, John
New York 2002

Paperback. New.The darker vision and sexual ambiguities of this erotic, ironic tale about a menage a quatre in a New England university town foreshadow those of The World According to Garp; but this very trim and precise novel is a marked departure from the author's generally robust, boisterous style. Though Mr. Irving's cool eye spares none of his foursome, he writes with genuine compassion for the sexual tests and illusions they perpetrate on each other; but the sexual intrigue between them demonstrates how even the kind can be ungenerous, and even the well-intentioned, destructive.

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Bronté, Charlotte
London 2010

Collins Classic. New.

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On Writing

On Writing

Bukowski, Charles
London 2015

Collects previously unpublished letters by the acclaimed author Charles Bukowski, on the subject of the art of writing. Ties in with the new Canons edition of "Ham On Rye. With photos and drawings.

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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Alkayat, Zena and Cosford, Nina
London 2015

From Virginia Woolf's idyllic childhood to the formation of the revolutionary Bloomsbury Group, and from the publication of such influential books as A Room of One's Own and Mrs. Dalloway to her 1941 suicide in the River Ouse, this affectionately compiled book recounts the key events of Woolf's life in brief captions, interspersed with quotes from her books. Woolf's relationships with Leonard Woolf and Vita Sackville-West are chronicled here, as is the establishment of Hogarth Press and her often unhappy creative process. Nina Cosford's bright, cheerful paintings are closely correlated to Zena Alkayat's text, creating a petite, beautifully arranged gift book that may also serve as an informative introduction to one of the 20th century's most innovative and respected authors.

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Classical Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

Classical Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories

Brennan, Stephen
New York 2014

This unique collection of stories and excerpts from larger works traces the literary emergence and evolution of science fiction, from celebrated works by Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne to perhaps unexpected contributions from Nathaniel Hawthorne ("Dr. Heidegger's Experiment," 1837) and Mark Twain (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 1889). The 22 works here have left a lasting influence on science fiction, popular culture, and even society itself, including Edgar Allan Poe's "Some Words with a Mummy" (1845) and "The Sphinx" (1850), Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Poison Belt" (1913), Jack London's The Star Rover (1915), and Milo Hastings's City of Endless Night (1919).

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London: A Literary Anthology

London: A Literary Anthology

Fairman, Richard
The British Library, London, 2014

This anthology features a wide-ranging collection of poems and scenes from novels that stretch from the fifeenth century to the present day.They range from Daniel Defoe hymning 'the greatest, the finest, the richest city in the world' to Rudyard Kipling declaring impatiently, 'I am sick of London town', from William Makepeace Thackeray moving among 'the very greatest circles of the London fashion' to Charles Dickens venturing into an 'infernal gulf'.

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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

McDermid, Val
Grove Atlantic, New York, 2014

Internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid has riveted millions of readers worldwide with her acutely suspenseful, psychologically complex, seamlessly plotted thrillers. In Northanger Abbey, she delivers her own updated take on Jane Austen’s classic novel about a young woman whose visit to the stately home of a well-to-do acquaintance stirs her most macabre imaginings, with an extra frisson of suspense that only McDermid could provide.

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The Best American Short Stories 2015

The Best American Short Stories 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston/NY 2015

The stories in this 100th instalment of The Best American Short Stories will be selected by award-winning and best-selling author T. C. Boyle. A master storyteller with a delightfully subversive streak, Boyle mixes "brilliance with high-concept pyrotechnics, meditations with whiz-bangery" (Los Angeles Times) and he is "always enjoyable, virtually incapable of dullness" (New York Times Book Review).

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The Dovekeepers

The Dovekeepers

Hoffmann, Alice
London 2011

Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's masterpiece! New. Hardcover.

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Purity

Purity

Franzen, Jonathan
New York 2015

First edition. New.Jonathan Franzen's huge-canvased new book is about identity, the Internet, sexual politics, and love-among countless other things. It's deeply troubling, richly moving, and hilarious-featuring an unforgettable cast of inimitable Franzenian characters who grapple mightily and rewardingly with the great issues of our time and culture.

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Let Me Be Frank with You

Let Me Be Frank with You

Ford, Richard
HaperCollins, USA 2014

A brilliant new work that returns Richard Ford to the celebrated fictional landscape that sealed his reputation as an american master: the world of Frank Bascombe...

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Drawing Conclusions

Drawing Conclusions

Leon, Donna

When a young woman returns from holiday to find her elderly neighbour dead, she immediately alerts the police. Commissario Brunetti is called to the scene but, though there are signs of a struggle, it seems the woman has simply suffered a fatal heart attack.

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You Have To Fucking Eat

You Have To Fucking Eat

Mansbach, Adam
London 2014

Orginalausgabe des Bestsellers:Verdammte Scheiße, eß was! Klasse Strip über das Leiden der Eltern...

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Light of the World

Light of the World

Burke, James Lee
Simon & Schuster, New York 2013

Louisiana Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux and his longtime friend an partner Clete Purcel are vacationing in Montana's spectecular Big Sky country when a series of suspicious events leads the to believe their lives - and the lives of their families - are in danger. A great Story from "The reigning champ of Nostalgia Noir" -- The New York Times Book Review

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Revival

Revival

King, Stephen
Scribner, NYC 2014

In a small New England town, more than half a century ago, a shadow falls on Jamie Morton. He looks up to see a striking man, the Reverend Charles Jacobs, who along with his beautiful wife will transform the local church. The men and boys all fall a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women feel the same about the Reverend, though with Jamie, he shares a deeper bond. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, the Reverend curses God and mocks all religious belief, and is driven from the town. Jamie, bereft, embarks on an itinerant life of drug addiction and roadhouse gigs. But in Stephen King's electrifying novel, Jamie will meet Charles Jacobs again, and their bond will rekindle into something beyond even the devil's devising.

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The Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Tan, Amy
HarperCollins, NYC 2013

The lives of Violet, the privileged daughter of the American madam in the city's most exclusive courtesan house, and her mother Lucia, who 15 years earlier followed a Chinese painter from San Francisco to Shanghai, are set against the collapse of China's last imperial dynasty, the inner workings of courtesan houses, and the lives of the foreign "Shanghailanders" living in the International Settlement, all erased by World War II.

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The Tragedy of Mister Morn

The Tragedy of Mister Morn

Nabokov, Vladimir
New York 2013

For the first time in English, Nabokov's earliest major work, written when he was only 24. The five-act play--the story of an incognito king whose love for the wife of a banished revolutionary brings on the chaos the king has fought to prevent--was never published in his lifetime and lay in manuscript until it appeared in a Russian literary journal in 1997.

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Back to Blood

Back to Blood

Wolfe, Tom
London 2012

English edition. Paperback. New.

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

King, Stephen
New York 2013

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. Hardback. New.

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