Un avión sin ella
Author: Michel Bussi
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
After the Crash
Author: Michel Bussi
Publisher: Hachette Books
"Wonderfully ingenious and altogether satisfying."---Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review Just after midnight on December 23, 1980, a night flight bound for Paris plummets toward the Swiss Alps, crashing into a snowy mountainside. Within seconds flames engulf the plane, which is filled with holiday travelers. Of the 169 passengers, all but one perish. The sole survivor is a three-month-old girl--thrown from the airliner before fire consumes the cabin. But two infants were on board. Is "the Miracle Child of Mont Terri" Lyse-Rose or Emilie? The families of both girls step forward to claim the child. Dogged by bad luck, the Vitrals live a simple life, selling snacks from a van on the beaches of northern France. In contrast, the de Carvilles, who amassed a fortune in the oil business, are powerful-and dangerous. Eighteen years later, a private detective tasked with solving the mystery of the girl known as "Lylie" is on the verge of giving up. As he contemplates taking his own life, Crédule Grand-Duc suddenly discovers a secret hidden in plain view. Will he live to tell it? Meanwhile, Lylie, now a beautiful university student, entrusts a secret notebook into the hands of Marc, the brooding young man who loves her, and then vanishes. After Marc reads the notebook's contents, he embarks on a frantic search for Lylie. But he is not the only one looking for her.
No lo olvides jamás
Author: Michel Bussi
Un apasionante thriller narrado por el principal sospechoso de un asesinato que insiste en su inocencia. ¿A quién vas a creer? Jamal corre rápido, muy rápido. Se ha entrenado duro para que su prótesis en la pierna no interfiera en su vida. Pero ni siquiera un espíritu luchador como el suyo será capaz de evitar un suceso sobrecogedor. Ocurre cuando menos se lo espera, durante unas vacaciones en la costa de Normandía. Cuando sale a correr por uno de los abruptos itinerarios de Yport, es sorprendido por una situación inimaginable: se encuentra a una muchacha extraordinariamente bella a punto de saltar por un acantilado. Jamal teme que si da un paso más, ella se arrojará al vacío. Como último intento, le tiende una bufanda roja para que se agarre. Pero todo es inútil. Poco después la policía halla el cadáver de la desconocida en la playa. Lleva la bufanda roja alrededor del cuello y presenta signos de abuso sexual. Jamal es el único testigo. Esta es su versión. ¿Le crees? Reseñas: «A Bussi le gusta jugar a despistar al lector y llevarlo al límite, de ahí Jamal, ¿chivo expiatorio o asesino y violador?» Ana Abella, El Periódico de Catalunya «El nuevo fenómeno del thriller francés tiene nombre propio. Michel Bussi. El autor es el más leído en su país y ha venido a BCNegra para presentar su última novela No lo olvides jamás.» No ho sé (RAC 1) «Un ritmo acelerado, intrigas y retornos al pasado... Un thriller escrito con la precisión de un relojero.» Le Figaro «No lo olvides jamás, la última obra del autor del bestseller Un avión sin ella, también es cautivante. Decididamente, este profesor de geografía es un as del suspense.» Le Parisien «Michel Bussi vuelve a sorprendernos con un giro imprevisible. Augura noches en blanco.» Avantatges «Con su sentido de la descripción del paisaje y su habilidad por los mecanos, este geógrafo novelista nos da una buena lección.» L'Express
Un asombroso thriller del autor de No lo olvides jamás y Un avión sin ella. Nada es más fugaz que la memoria de un niño... Malone Moulin tiene tres años y medio y un secreto que ocultar. Cree firmemente que la mujer que lo ha criado y con la que vive, Amanda, no es su verdadera madre. Aunque lo que dice el niño parezca imposible, Vasile, el psicólogo de la escuela, confía en él. Le cree. Pero es el único. Y debe darse prisa. Sacar a la luz la verdad oculta. Encontrar ayuda. La de la comandante Marianne Augresse, por ejemplo. Porque los recuerdos de Malone empiezan a difuminarse. Solo los sostiene un fino hilo de la memoria, con sus frágiles retazos, y las conversaciones que el chico mantiene noche tras noche con Guti, su osito de peluche. La cuenta atrás ha comenzado. Antes de que todo dé un vuelco, de que el engranaje se ponga en marcha, de que las máscaras caigan, habrán de responder a una sola pregunta: ¿quién es Malone? Reseñas: «Un Bussi sorprendente que quedará grabado en nuestra memoria.» Le Point «El maestro del twist final se ha superado a sí mismo. Un talento narrativo único.» Le Parisien
Black Water Lilies
Author: Michel Bussi
Publisher: Hachette Books
From the author of the "wonderfully ingenious" (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review) novel After the Crash, a thrilling tale of a murder that takes place in Claude Monet's garden and the mystery that surrounds it. Giverny, France. During the day, the town is the home of the famous artist Claude Monet and the gardens where he painted his Water Lilies. But once the tourists have gone, there is a darker side to the peaceful French village. This is the story of thirteen days that begin with one murder and end with another. Jérôme Morval, a man whose passion for art was matched only by his passion for women, has been found dead in the stream that runs through the gardens. In his pocket is a postcard of Monet's Water Lilies with the words: Eleven years old. Happy Birthday. Entangled in the mystery are three women: a young painting prodigy, the seductive village schoolteacher, and an old widow who watches over the village from a mill by the stream. All three of them share a secret. But what do they know about the discovery of Jérôme Morval's corpse? And what is the connection to the mysterious, rumored painting of Black Water Lilies?
The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
“When I fly among the stars and see the lights in the distance, I say to myself that this is my little Consuelo is calling me…” Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote about love for his wife. A graceful Consuelo Suncin inspired an outstanding French writer, poet and pilot to create a beautiful rose in his famous all over the world book The Little Prince. The book that became a real bestseller of the twentieth century.
Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage Canada
From the pen of a master — the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement — comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne’s day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne’s professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him — with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Tom Clancy
In a novel of military intrigue, formidable ex-Navy SEAL John Clark takes on a world-threatening band of terrorists
In Cold Blood
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Powerful account of the brutal slaying of a Kansas family by two young ex-convicts.
Author: Tao Lin
A dark lament reflecting the macabre aspects of today's world follows the experiences of a man who navigates Manhattan's art and literary scenes before touring Taipei, where he confronts family origins, suffers a breakup and pursues an internet affair that culminates in a gaudy Vegas wedding. Original.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal. Translated by Randolf Hogan.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Puffin Books
John Green's witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. The multi-million #1 bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.Sunday Times (Culture)'A touching, often fiercely funny novel'The Sun on Sunday (Fabulous Magazine)'So good I think it should be compulsory reading for everyone!'Daily Express'John Green brilliantly captures the voices of a young generation while instilling it with the wisdom of a life that has lived too much yet will never live enough.Rather than depressing, the book is filled with dark humour and is written with a beautiful simplicity that draws the reader in so deeply that it's not just the twist and turns but the gently bends and curves that you feel tugging at your emotions... No doubt in the end you will cry but you will also feel that you have discovered a little something about living'Daily Telegraph'The novel, written for teenagers, but proving even more popular with adults'The Metro - 2013 Best FictionThe YA crossover hit of the year. The love affair of two terminally ill teenagers could be mawkish. In fact, it's funny, clever, irreverent and life-affirming.The Guardian'A Smart Book'Grazia'So good!'Good Housekeeping'John Green may write for young adults, but his intelligent sensitive style means The Fault in Our Starsdefies categorisation... as funny as it is heartbreaking... we defy you not to fall in love with its main characters, Hazel and Augustus.'The Tablet'A humourous and poignant love story... It's terrifically funny... as well as a moving exploration of loss and grief. And no, it's so much not just for teenage cancer sufferers... it's for everyone.'Bliss'If you need inspiration when it comes to making the most of a moment, this one is for you'Mizz'Exploring the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love, this is a life-affirming tale of two teenagers who are terminally ill. Insightful, bold, irreverent and raw, if this doesn't make you cry, it'll definitely make you think, laugh and maybe even fall in love yourself!'** A thought-provoking love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns and - with David Levithan - Will Grayson, Will Grayson.** John Green has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and more than 2.1 million subscribers to Vlogbrothers, the YouTube channel he created with his brother, Hank. ** The Fault in Our Stars will capture a crossover audience in the same vein as Zadie Smith, David Nicholls' One Day and Before I Die by Jenny Downham. ** 'Electric . . . Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy' - Jodi Picoult** 'A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more' - Markus Zusak, author of The Book ThiefJohn Green is an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author whose many accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlogbrothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers), one of the most popular online video projects in the world. John lives with his wife and children in Indianapolis, Indiana.