The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2005-01-25
ISBN 10: 1101147067
ISBN 13: 9781101147061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-12-16
ISBN 10: 1921921706
ISBN 13: 9781921921704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

Barcelona 1945: young Daniel Sempere is taken to a fabulous secret library called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where he is told he must 'adopt' a single book, promising to care for it always. Entranced by his chosen book, The Shadow of the Wind, Daniel begins a quest to find the truth about the life and death of its mysterious author.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-04-16
ISBN 10: 0297857134
ISBN 13: 9780297857136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

The international bestseller and modern classic - over 20 million copies sold worldwide 'Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendour and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. One gorgeous read' STEPHEN KING 'An instant classic' DAILY TELEGRAPH The Shadow of the Wind is a stunning literary thriller in which the discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive... Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind... A SUNDAY TIMES bestseller and Richard & Judy book club choice.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publsiher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2005-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780297852278
ISBN 13: 0297852272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780752859545
ISBN 13: 0752859544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits

The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 1474606237
ISBN 13: 9781474606233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Labyrinth of the Spirits Book Review:

The long-awaited new novel from the author of the global bestseller and modern classic, The Shadow of the Wind. As a child, Daniel Sempere discovered among the passageways of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books an extraordinary novel that would change the course of his life. Now a young man in the Barcelona of the late 1950s, Daniel runs the Sempere & Sons bookshop and enjoys a seemingly fulfilling life with his loving wife and son. Yet the mystery surrounding the death of his mother continues to plague his soul despite the moving efforts of his wife Bea and his faithful friend Fermín to save him. Just when Daniel believes he is close to solving this enigma, a conspiracy more sinister than he could have imagined spreads its tentacles from the hellish regime. That is when Alicia Gris appears, a soul born out of the nightmare of the war. She is the one who will lead Daniel to the edge of the abyss and reveal the secret history of his family, although at a terrifying price. The Labyrinth of the Spirits is an electrifying tale of passion, intrigue and adventure. Within its haunting pages Carlos Ruiz Zafón masterfully weaves together plots and subplots in an intricate and intensely imagined homage to books, the art of storytelling and that magical bridge between literature and our lives. 'For the first time in 20 years or so as a book reviewer, I am tempted to dust off the old superlatives and event to employ some particularly vulgar clichés from the repertoire of publishers' blurbs. My colleagues may be shocked, but I don't care, I can't help myself, here goes. The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art. I couldn't put it down. Enchanting, hilarious and heartbreaking, this book will change your life. Carlos Ruiz Zafón has done that exceedingly rare thing - he has produced, in his first novel, a popular masterpiece, an instant classic' Daily Telegraph

The Prisoner of Heaven

The Prisoner of Heaven
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-07-10
ISBN 10: 144341381X
ISBN 13: 9781443413817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Prisoner of Heaven Book Review:

Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named Julián, and their close friend Fermín Romero de Torres is about to be wed. But their joy is eclipsed when a mysterious stranger visits the Sempere bookshop and threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past. His appearance plunges Fermín and Daniel into a dangerous adventure that will take them back to the 1940s and the early days of Franco's dictatorship. The terrifying events of that time launch them on a search for the truth that will put into peril everything they love, and will ultimately transform their lives.

In the Shadow of the Wind

In the Shadow of the Wind
Author: Anne Hebert
Publsiher: House of Anansi
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780887845567
ISBN 13: 0887845568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

"On a hot summer night in 1936 Olivia and Nora Atkins go for a stroll along the beach in Gaspé. They never return. When the body of one of them is washed ashore days later, the tiny community of Griffin Creek is electrified. The teenagers have been murdered. But by whom?"

The Angel's Game

The Angel's Game
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN 10: 9780307373731
ISBN 13: 0307373738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Angel's Game Book Review:

From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game — a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love. The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that when I opened those windows — my new windows — each evening its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets in my ear, that I could catch on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen… In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existed — a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home. Once again, Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic universe first seen in The Shadow of the Wind and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzyingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.

This Tender Land

This Tender Land
Author: William Kent Krueger
Publsiher: Atria Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1476749302
ISBN 13: 9781476749303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Tender Land Book Review:

For fans of Before We Were Yours and Where the Crawdads Sing, “a gripping, poignant tale swathed in both mythical and mystical overtones” (Bob Drury, New York Times bestselling author) that follows four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace. 1932, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will fly into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds. With the feel of a modern classic, This Tender Land is an en­thralling, big-hearted epic that is “more than a simple journey; it is a deeply satisfying odyssey, a quest in search of self and home” (Booklist).

The Midnight Palace

The Midnight Palace
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 0316125652
ISBN 13: 9780316125659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Midnight Palace Book Review:

In the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mystery.... Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible danger lurking around every street corner, the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety, but not without losing his own life. . . . Years later, on the eve of Ben and Sheere's sixteenth birthday, the mysterious threat reenters their lives. This time, it may be impossible to escape. With the help of their brave friends, the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the night--and face the most frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces.

The Shadow in the Wind

The Shadow in the Wind
Author: Lazaros Zigomanis
Publsiher: Pinon Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9780648478904
ISBN 13: 0648478904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow in the Wind Book Review:

At six, almost seven, Keene can't understand what's wrong with Mum. She lies in bed in the spare room, wasting away, even though she's hooked up to a bag that is meant to make her feel better. Dad describes Mum's illness like 'a darkness inside her'. But Keene's sure something else is responsible. He's sure it's the shadow that's killing her. So Keene decides to go on an adventure into the bush with just his Border Collie, Bunch, in tow - an adventure that he's sure will save Mum. But even Keene is not prepared for the dangers he faces. The Shadow in the Wind is a story of adventure and magical realism as Keene deals with and learns to reconcile events he's too young to fully understand.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Richard French Wilcox
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1979-03
ISBN 10: 9780533036509
ISBN 13: 053303650X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN 10: 1921922524
ISBN 13: 9781921922527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Watcher in the Shadows Book Review:

A magical read by the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind. A mysterious toymaker, Lazarus, lives as a recluse in a crumbling mansion by the sea, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created. Strange lights seem to shine through the mists that envelop the small island where the old lighthouse stands, and somewhere in the woods nearby lurks a shadowy creature. When her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, fourteen-year-old Irene meets Hannah and her alluring sailor cousin Ismael, and what seems like a dream summer begins. But Lazarusâ€TMs house contains dark secrets and before long Irene and Ismael find themselves entwined in the mystery of the September lights.

Ex Libris

Ex Libris
Author: Ross King
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-06-30
ISBN 10: 1448189608
ISBN 13: 9781448189601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ex Libris Book Review:

Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

The Way of Beauty

The Way of Beauty
Author: Camille Di Maio
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-05
ISBN 10: 9781503950122
ISBN 13: 1503950123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Way of Beauty Book Review:

Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station. Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Vera's life to unexpected possibilities. Angelo's new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her family's expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement. In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friend...and a stirring new cause of her own. But when Pearl's selfless work pulls her farther from Angelo and their son, the life Vera craved is suddenly within her reach--if her conscience will allow her to take it. Her choice will define not only her future but also that of her daughter, Alice. Vera and Alice--a generation and a world apart--are bound by the same passionate drive to fulfill their dreams. As first mother and then daughter come of age in a city that is changing as rapidly as its skyline, they'll each discover that love is the only constant.

A Beginner's Guide to Japan

A Beginner's Guide to Japan
Author: Pico Iyer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0451493966
ISBN 13: 9780451493965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Beginner's Guide to Japan Book Review:

“Arguably the greatest living travel writer” (Outside magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents. In A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, Iyer draws on his years of experience—his travels, conversations, readings, and reflections—to craft a playful and profound book of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. He recounts his adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation hall to a love hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, and from dinner with Meryl Streep to an ill-fated call to the Apple service center in a series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don’t know Japan—and to remind those who do of its myriad fascinations.

In the Shadow of the Sword

In the Shadow of the Sword
Author: Tom Holland
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0385531362
ISBN 13: 9780385531368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


In the Shadow of the Sword Book Review:

The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion—except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day—not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.

The Mountain Shadow

The Mountain Shadow
Author: Gregory David Roberts
Publsiher: Zola Books
Total Pages: 874
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 1939126231
ISBN 13: 9781939126238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Mountain Shadow Book Review:

Shantaram introduced millions of readers to a cast of unforgettable characters in the hidden heart of Bombay through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow, the long awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons, playing by a different set of rules. It has been two years since the events in Shantaram, and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues, and a fabled holy man challenges everything that Lin thought he'd learned about love and life. But Lin can't leave the Island City: Karla, and a fatal promise, won't let him go.

The Shadow of What Was Lost

The Shadow of What Was Lost
Author: James Islington
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0316552747
ISBN 13: 9780316552745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shadow of What Was Lost Book Review:

"Love The Wheel of Time? This is about to become your new favorite series." --B&N SF & Fantasy Blog A young man with forbidden magic finds himself drawn into an ancient war against a dangerous enemy in book one of the Licanius Trilogy, the series that fans are heralding as the next Wheel of Time. As destiny calls, a journey begins. It has been twenty years since the godlike Augurs were overthrown and killed. Now, those who once served them -- the Gifted -- are spared only because they have accepted the rebellion's Four Tenets, vastly limiting their powers. As a Gifted, Davian suffers the consequences of a war lost before he was even born. He and others like him are despised. But when Davian discovers he wields the forbidden power of the Augurs, he and his friends Wirr and Asha set into motion a chain of events that will change everything. To the west, a young man whose fate is intertwined with Davian's wakes up in the forest, covered in blood and with no memory of who he is... And in the far north, an ancient enemy long thought defeated begins to stir. The Licanius Trilogy is a series readers will have a hard time putting down--a relentless coming-of-age epic from the very first page. "Storytelling assurance rare for a debut . . . Fans of Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson will find much to admire."-- Guardian The Licanius TrilogyThe Shadow of What Was LostAn Echo of Things to ComeThe Light of All That Falls