The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Author: Kazuno Kohara
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN 10: 1447298187
ISBN 13: 9781447298182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Library Book Review:

When we are fast asleep in bed, the Midnight Library opens its doors to all the night-time animals. Inside the library the little librarian and her three assistant owls help each and every animal to find the perfect book. But with a noisy squirrel band, an upset wolf and a slow-reading tortoise to help, they could all be in for a very busy night . . . A beautiful, big-hearted book about the joy of reading and the importance of libraries. Stylishly designed and produced, this is the perfect gift for anyone of any age that simply loves books.

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1443455881
ISBN 13: 9781443455886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Library Book Review:

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

Tales from the Radiation Age

Tales from the Radiation Age
Author: Jason Sheehan
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 9781477848913
ISBN 13: 1477848916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Radiation Age Book Review:

In a post-apocalyptic America that has shattered into a hundred perpetually warring fiefdoms, anyone with a loud voice and a doomsday weapon can be king (and probably has been). Duncan Archer—con man, carpetbagger, survivor—has found a way to somehow successfully navigate the end of the world, with its giant killer robots, radioactive mutants, mad scientists, rampant nanotechnology, armed gangs, sea monsters, and 101 unpleasant ways to die.But when he meets Captain James Barrow, a former OSS agent and the most wanted man in the world, Duncan finds himself a reluctant hero caught up in a whole new level of weird, rollicking adventure…And the second most wanted man in the world.Tales from the Radiation Age is a throwback to the pulp-origins of science fiction, painting a vision of the future that's richly detailed, wildly imaginative—and altogether too easy to imagine.

Evie and the Animals

Evie and the Animals
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-06
ISBN 10: 1786894300
ISBN 13: 9781786894304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evie and the Animals Book Review:

WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

The English Wife The international best selling sweeping and emotional historical romance novel

The English Wife  The international best selling  sweeping and emotional historical romance novel
Author: Adrienne Chinn
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN 10: 0008314578
ISBN 13: 9780008314576
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Wife The international best selling sweeping and emotional historical romance novel Book Review:

Two women, a world apart. A secret waiting to be discovered...

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Author: Joanna Cannon
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN 10: 0008132186
ISBN 13: 9780008132187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ‘Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door’ RACHEL JOYCE

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1476727929
ISBN 13: 9781476727929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Book Review:

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Midnight Library offers his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly). When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 1782117903
ISBN 13: 9781782117902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Boy Called Christmas Book Review:

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...

Liar

Liar
Author: Damien Graves,Tina Barrett
Publsiher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN 10: 9780756983222
ISBN 13: 0756983223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liar Book Review:

Lauren discovers that the truth hurts when a very big lie comes back to haunt her. Craig and Brian board a train without buying tickets. Their final destination may prove TOO final. Alexis attends a dangerous drama class in which the drama is no act. Read. Scream. Repeat. Welcome to The Midnight Library.

In the Quick

In the Quick
Author: Kate Hope Day
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0525511253
ISBN 13: 9780525511250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Quick Book Review:

"n the Quick is the story of June, a brilliant but difficult girl, unloved by her adoptive family, with a gift for mechanical invention, who leaves home to begin a grueling astronaut training program. Six years later, she has gained a coveted post as an engineer on a space station, but is haunted by the mystery of Inquiry, a revolutionary spacecraft powered by her beloved late uncle's fuel cells. The spacecraft went missing when June was twelve years old, and while the rest of the world has forgotten them, June alone has evidence that makes her believe the crew is still alive. She seeks out James, her uncle's former protégée, also brilliant, also difficult, who has been trying to discover why Inquiry's fuel cells failed. James and June forge an intense intellectual bond that becomes an electric attraction. But the love that develops between them as they work to solve the fuel cell's fatal flaw threatens to destroy everything they've worked so hard to create--and any chance of bringing the Inquiry crew home alive. Equal parts gripping narrative of scientific discovery and charged love story, In the Quick is an exploration of the strength--and limits--of human ability in the face of hardship, and the costs of human ingenuity. Its beating heart is its two central characters, June and James, whose love for each other is eclipsed only by their drive to conquer the challenges of space travel"--

The Last Family in England

The Last Family in England
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 1786893231
ISBN 13: 9781786893239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Family in England Book Review:

FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

The City Baker s Guide to Country Living

The City Baker s Guide to Country Living
Author: Louise Miller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 1101981229
ISBN 13: 9781101981221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City Baker s Guide to Country Living Book Review:

"Mix in one part Diane Mott ­Davidson’s delightful culinary adventures with several tablespoons of Jan Karon’s country living and quirky characters, bake at 350 degrees for one rich and warm romance." --Library Journal A full-hearted novel about a big-city baker who discovers the true meaning of home—and that sometimes the best things are found when you didn’t even know you were looking When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambéed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts. Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest. With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought. But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better.

Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN 10: 1476723400
ISBN 13: 9781476723402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hungry Heart Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and “one of the biggest names in popular fiction” (USA TODAY) comes a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny as the best of Tina Fey and Nora Ephron. In her forty-something years, bestselling novelist Jennifer Weiner has gone from feeling like an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (“a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue”), to being a Princeton graduate, to a successful newspaper reporter in Philadelphia, and, eventually, a mother, novelist, and occasional Hollywood boldfaced name. Weiner's hilarious and insightful chronicles of her life cover everything from her bad dates to her mother coming out of the closet at age fifty-four to casting a goat in her sitcom. Jennifer pairs her trademark sharp humor with disarming candor in this, her first nonfiction work. No subject is off limits, and that includes hearing her daughter use the F-word—fat—for the first time, and learning from the police that her estranged father had died in his girlfriend's bathroom. Crazy-funny and deeply touching by turns, this collection will prove that the voice behind Jennifer Weiner's beloved novels is every bit as endearing, smart, and quirky as it is in real life.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

The Girl Who Saved Christmas
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 1443450863
ISBN 13: 9781443450867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Saved Christmas Book Review:

If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask—Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has things other than impossible wishes to worry about: upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls—and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. Amelia isn’t just any ordinary girl, though. And as Father Christmas is going to find out, if he’s going to save Christmas, he might just need some help . . .

Voices

Voices
Author: Damien Graves
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 163
Release: 2007-05
ISBN 10: 9780545010351
ISBN 13: 0545010357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices Book Review:

Kate hears voices in her head that reveals a terrifying future; Justin fears for his life when his sneakers begin chasing him; and, Tim wants an apple from his neighbor's perfect orchard--no matter what the cost.

My Real Children

My Real Children
Author: Jo Walton
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1466800798
ISBN 13: 9781466800793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Real Children Book Review:

It's 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. "Confused today," read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don't seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead. She remembers the bomb that killed President Kennedy in 1963, and she remembers Kennedy in 1964, declining to run again after the nuclear exchange that took out Miami and Kiev. Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War-those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles? Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton's My Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan's lives...and of how every life means the entire world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 057129541X
ISBN 13: 9780571295418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells Book Review:

It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and can not seem to go on alone. To ease her sadness, her doctor suggest an unusual procedure, one that opens doors of insight into the relationships in her life, her conflicting affections, and the limitations put on a woman's life. Throughout, Greta glimpses versions of war, history, herself, and the people she loves, and as the procedures come to an end, she realizes she must make a choice: one which will close every door but one, forever.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 1439194645
ISBN 13: 9781439194645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Radleys Book Review:

Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara’s trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys’ marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.

The Dead Fathers Club

The Dead Fathers Club
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 1786893266
ISBN 13: 9781786893260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Fathers Club Book Review:

FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge. But can the words of a ghost be trusted any more than the lies of the living?

The Bookshop on the Corner

The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0062467263
ISBN 13: 9780062467263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bookshop on the Corner Book Review:

Nina Redmond is a librarian with a gift for finding the perfect book for her readers. But can she write her own happy-ever-after? In this valentine to readers, librarians, and book-lovers the world over, the New York Times-bestselling author of Little Beach Street Bakery returns with a funny, moving new novel for fans of Nina George’s The Little Paris Bookshop. Nina is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more. Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile — a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling. From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.