Los hermanos gemelos lia y Will comparten su vida en a mansión familiar de New Haven con una madre que vive aislada en su esudio escribiendo novelas de terror y un padre ausente. Pese a la estrecha relación que mantienen desde niños, con los años, su personalidad los convertirá en dos personas muy distintas: una, Lia, alegre y desperocupada, y el otro, William, siempre con la sensación de no encajar en el mundo. El día que ambos entierran a su madre, Will desaparece misteriosamente sin dejar rastrp, pero cinco años después, Lia descubre en una exposición el retrato de un escritor de comienzos del siglo xix, concido por el seudónimo de Escorpión y que es la viva imagen de su hermano. Una feliiz casualidad le abrirá a Lia las puertas para embarcarse en una aventura única y fascinante, un viaje al pasado con la esperanza de encontrar a su almagemela y tambiém a sí misma.
Author: Lorena Franco
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
Josh Parker, one of the creative geniuses of the renowned advertising agency, where he works with Paula Hawkins, is brutally murdered. Paula is the last person to see him alive and together with inspector Paul Tischmann will try to solve the mysterious crime. Paula and Paul ́s voices intertwine to create a troubling, chilling thriller with a secret even the protagonists aren ́t ready for.
Author: Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon—the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust. Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is young adult novel full of fantasy and romance.
A Brief Story Of Those That Leave. A play on words that becomes an addiction and has conquered all those that delve into it. WORDS is not a love story. It is a story of falling out of love. When Emma thinks she has the perfect life she has always dreamed of, Diego, the love of her life and the man she is about to marry, leaves her for another. He packs his bags and simply leaves, as if Emma’s feelings were worth nothing. Months later, still heartbroken and not able to see a way out of her deep sadness, Emma decides to go to Silvia’s office, a reputable psychologist in Barcelona who has unusual methods. Our protagonist needs to live again and above all, regain her self-confidence. Silvia suggests Emma a game of nine words. Each word will be a part of the story of Emma and Diego. Each word will make Emma open her eyes and understand that her relationship was not the fairytale she thought, nor was Diego the perfect man she saw. Each of the NINE words will be key for Emma to see that there is life after a breakup and that destiny can surprise us. This is a short tale you will read a thousand times, personal and unique, that talks about those that leave and break our heart a little. The thing is: One always remember those kisses in which everything is forgotten. Let yourself be seduced by some WORDS you will never forget, and perhaps they will belong to you too.
A Bag of Marbles
Author: Joseph Joffo
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Recounts how two Jewish boys in France--the author and his older brother--begin an odyssey of pain and terror when their father sent them off to the Unoccupied Zone with the warning that they must never admit that they were Jews.
Tell Me Who I Am
Author: Julia Navarro
Publisher: PLAZA & JANES
A journalist receives a proposal to investigate the eventful life of his great-grandmother, about whom all that is known is that she fled Spain, abandoning her husband and child, shortly before the Civil War broke out. The memoir of an entire century, this novel adds a new, original chapter to Julia Navarro's best-selling career. Tell Me Who I Am surprises and enchants with a captivating and heartrending story. This is a novel about memory and identity with an exceptionally well-drawn and unforgettable literary character: a woman who throughout her extraordinary life was able to achieve the highly difficult feat of knowing herself. A victim of her mistakes, aware of her guilt, frightened by her traumas, she is above all an anti-heroine, a flesh-and-blood woman who always acts according to her principles, facing up to every challenge and making errors for which she will never fully pay. A woman who decided that she couldn't be neutral in this life. Navarro's most personal novel surprises for its melodrama and the raw emotions transmitted by many of its stories. It is filled with pure adventure, introspection and political chronicle. From the tumultuous years of the Second Spanish Republic to the fall of the Berlin Wall, including World War II and the Cold War, these pages are packed with intrigue, emotion, politics, espionage, love, betrayal and settings like Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Moscow, London, Berlin and Warsaw with brief stopovers in The Basque Country, Cairo, Athens, Lisbon and New York.
The Amber Keeper
Author: Freda Lightfoot
Publisher: Lake Union Press
"Set against the backdrop of revolutionary Russia, The Amber Keeper is a sweeping tale of jealousy and revenge, reconciliation and forgiveness. English Lake District, 1960s: A young Abbie Myers returns home after learning of her mother's death. Estranged from her turbulent family for many years, Abbie is heartbroken to hear that they blame her for the tragedy. Determined to uncover her mother's past, Abbie approaches her beloved grandmother, Millie, in search of answers. As the old woman recounts her own past, Abbie is transported back to the grandeur of the Russian Empire in 1911 with tales of her grandmother's life as a governess and the revolution that exploded around her. As Abbie struggles to reconcile with her family, and to support herself and her child, she realizes that those long-ago events created aftershocks that threaten to upset the fragile peace she longs to create"--
What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time? Louise Lambert's best friend's thirteenth birthday party is fast approaching, so of course the most important question on her mind is, "What am I going to wear?!" Slipping on an exquisite robin's egg blue gown during another visit to the mysterious Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise finds herself back in time once again, swept up in the glory of palace life, fancy parties, and enormous hair as a member of the court of France's most infamous queen, Marie Antoinette. But between cute commoner boys and glamorous trips to Paris, life in the palace isn't all cake and couture. Can Louise keep her cool-and her head!-as she races against the clock to get home?
The Couple Next Door
Author: Shari Lapena
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
I read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline. The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting! Sue Grafton, """New York Times"""bestselling author of"""X""" Meticulously crafted and razor-sharp. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR lingers long after you turn the final page. Harlan Coben, #1"New York Times"bestselling author of "Fool Me Once" " ""Provocative and shocking. --Lisa Gardner, the"New York Times" bestsellingauthor of"Find Her" "How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even yourself? " "People are capable of almost anything. . ." "A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . ." Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they've kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness that will keep you breathless until the final shocking twist."
Author: Arwen Elys Dayton
Publisher: 47 North
A lone Kinley soldier named Pruit is sent on a desperate mission: to follow the ancient beacon back to Earth and recover the secrets to faster-than-light travel.
The Princess Bride
Author: William Goldman
Publisher: A&C Black
Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts - who never leaves survivors - her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairytale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.
Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Broadway Books
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
White River Burning
Author: John Verdon
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
"It’s always a pleasure to watch a keen mind absorbed in a difficult puzzle, which is how Dave Gurney distinguishes himself in John Verdon’s tricky whodunits." —The New York Times Tensions have been running high in White River as it approaches the anniversary of a fatal shooting of a black motorist by a local police officer. The economically depressed, racially polarized city is on edge, confronted with angry demonstrations, arson, and looting. In the midst of the turmoil, a White River police officer is shot dead by an unknown sniper. As the town spirals out of control, local authorities approach Dave Gurney to conduct an independent investigation of the shooting. The situation in White River becomes truly explosive as more killings occur in what appears to be an escalating sequence of retaliations. But when Gurney questions the true nature of all this bloodshed, and zeroes in on peculiar aspects of the individual murders, his involvement is suddenly terminated. Obsessed with evidence that doesn't support the official version of events, Gurney cannot let go of the case. Despite intense opposition from the police, as well as from dangerous fanatics lurking in the shadows, he begins to uncover an astonishing structure of deception—learning that nothing in White River is what it seems to be. White River Burning is the most provocative and timely book yet by the author hailed by The New York Times as "masterly." "Verdon’s novels, now read in twenty languages, feature serpentine plots, heightening suspense, skillfully developed characters, and a rich sense of place." —Booklist (starred review)
Una extraordinaria novela de ficci�n y fantas�a, que trata el tema de LOS VIAJES EN EL TIEMPO desde una perspectiva m�gica. Su bonita e inolvidable historia de amor, ya ha conquistado a cientos de lectores en todo el mundo.En 1930, la peque�a Emily Stuart de diez a�os, desaparece misteriosamente sin dejar rastro. Sesenta y dos a�os m�s tarde, la joven Amy Thompson de once a�os, es salvada por un extra�o hombre con medio rostro desfigurado, de ser atropellada por un coche en las calles de Brooklyn. Por otro lado, el gran amigo de Emily desde la infancia, Paul Lee, jam�s dej� de buscarla aunque para eso, tuviera que traspasar los l�mites del tiempo a trav�s de un fortuito encuentro en la buhardilla donde comparti� momentos inolvidables de juegos infantiles con la ni�a desaparecida.Una m�gica e inolvidable historia de amor, fantas�a, intriga, acci�n y venganza, en la que se entrelazan vidas y sucesos a lo largo de los a�os en un escenario com�n: Clinton Hill (Brooklyn, Nueva York). Historias paralelas e intrigantes sucesos, en los que nada ni nadie son lo que parecen. Saltos en el tiempo con una recurrente pregunta que se ha formulado el ser humano desde el principio de los tiempos... �Es posible viajar en el tiempo?
It Ends with Her
Author: Brianna Labuskes
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
FBI special agent Clarke Sinclair doesn't give up easily. She has spent years tracking serial killer Simon Cross, forced to follow his twisted clues and photographs across the country. Clarke knows that Cross selects only redheaded women and that he doesn't target another victim until Clarke discovers the previous one. He has never broken the pattern, until now. A girl has already gone missing in upstate New York when a second is kidnapped, a blond. The killer's MO has changed, sending Clarke back to the drawing board.