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Stella von Takis Würger
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Verlag: Signatuur (24.04.2019 )
Origin (2018) (Robert Langdon) von Dan Brown
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Verlag: Random House UK Ltd (10.09.2018 )

Robert Langdon Book 05
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Sunday Times 1 BestsellerNew York Times 1 Bestseller The global bestseller - Origin is the latest Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. On a trail marked only by enigmatic symbols and elusive modern art, Langdon and Vidal will come face-to-face with a breathtaking truth that has remained buried - until now.


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A Column of Fire: A Novel (Kingsbridge) von Ken Follett
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Verlag: Penguin Books (19.06.2018 )

A Novel
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Absorbing . . . impossible to resist." -The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? International bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn...
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The Lost Vintage: A Novel (English Edition) von Ann Mah
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Verlag: William Morrow (19.06.2018 )

"Sweetbitter meets The Nightingale in this page-turner about a woman who returns to her family's ancestral vineyard in Burgundy to study for her Master of Wine test, and uncovers a lost diary, a forgotten relative, and a secret her family has been keeping since World War II."


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Munich von Robert Harris
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Verlag: Arrow (14.06.2018 )

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATHERLAND, CONCLAVE AND AN OFFICER AND A SPY. September 1938 Hitler is determined to start a war. Chamberlain is desperate to preserve the peace. The issue is to be decided in a city that will forever afterwards be notorious for what takes place there. Munich. As Chamberlain's plane judders over the Channel and the Führer's train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two young men travel...
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The Last Hours von Minette Walters
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Verlag: Atlantic Books (07.06.2018 )

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The Black Death's entrance to Britain through Dorset provides a menacing backdrop in this work of historical fiction from the author of "The Ice House". Lady Anne's people fear starvation but fear pestilence to an even greater degree, each steeling themselves for the prospect of breaking out beyond the security of their walled quarantine.


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Halbling bei Mördern und Mimen von Alexander Bálly
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Verlag: Papierverzierer Verlag (08.03.2018 )

Halblinge haben es schwer unter Menschen.

Lu ist wieder einmal in Geldnot. Die Priester haben ihren Handel mit schlüpfrigen Stempeldrucken verboten, so dass sie sich mit gelegentlichen Arbeiten für einen alten Gelehrten über Wasser halten muss. Als der Gelehrte erschlagen wird, steckt Lu wieder mitten in den Ermittlungen. Ihre einzige Spur zum Täter sind verschwundene Zauberringe. Mit Scharfsinn, Einfallsreichtum und ihrem...
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Lincoln in the Bardo von George Saunders
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Verlag: Bloomsbury UK (01.02.2018 )
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel von George Saunders
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Verlag: Random House (24.10.2017 )

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post, USA Today, and Maureen Corrigan, NPR - One...
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Die Tagebücher des Michael Iain Ryan: (Band 1) von Nadja Losbohm
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Verlag: (05.08.2017 )

Manche sagen, in mir lebe ein Dämon, den es gilt auszutreiben – mit allen Mitteln.
Manche halten mich für den Sohn des Teufels, nur weil ich anders bin.
Sie gewähren mir keine Gnade, lassen mich büßen für Dinge, die ich nicht getan habe. Für sie bin ich die Verkörperung des Bösen.
Doch ich bin kein Kind der Dunkelheit, sondern des Lichts.
Sie schlagen und treten mich; sie spucken mich an und beschimpfen mich, aber...
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Die Hexe von Wickersham von Nina Rabe
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Verlag: (03.08.2017 )

England 1346
Gweneth, Tochter des Grafen von Wickersham, lebte fünf Jahre lang im Kloster Saint Mary’s, nachdem ihre Mutter, Gräfin Brynna, als Hexe verleumdet und in den Kerker gesperrt wurde.
Saint Mary’s ist jedoch kein normales Kloster. Hinter den trutzigen Mauern leben magisch begabte Frauen und Mädchen nach einem uralten Glauben.
Als Gweneth zur Priesterin geweiht wird überschlagen sich die Ereignisse: Mutter Cessily, die...
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The Underground Railroad von Colson Whitehead
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Verlag: Anchor (16.05.2017 )

A Novel
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The Muse von Jessie Burton
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Verlag: Picador (04.05.2017 )

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A picture hides a thousand words ... Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful,The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception - a masterpiece from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of "The Miniaturist".


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Der Franke - Ewig in Stein von Klaus Haidukiewitz
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Verlag: (29.04.2017 )

Jerusalem 1118. Zwanzig Jahre sind seit dem ersten Kreuzzug und der blutigen Eroberung Jerusalems vergangen. Jesco von Hohengreif, geboren im Heiligen Land und Nachkomme eines fränkischen Ritters, wächst als Waise in Jerusalem auf und wird zum Ritter. Überzeugt in seinem Glauben an Gott, bekämpft er viele Jahre die Ungläubigen und übersteht blutige Schlachten. Doch bald beschleichen ihn Zweifel an seinem Handeln, den Mächtigen und der Kirche...
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The Essex Serpent von Sarah Perry
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Verlag: Serpent's Tale (20.04.2017 )

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Now in paperback, this is an acclaimed historical novel of love and intrigue, set in Essex and London in the late 19th century. '"The Essex Serpent" is a novel to relish: a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author,' Sarah Waters *Also appeared in January Buyer's Notes*


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Lincoln in the Bardo: WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 von George Saunders
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Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing (09.03.2017 )

WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

A STORY OF LOVE AFTER DEATH

'A masterpiece' Zadie Smith

'Extraordinary' Daily Mail
'Breathtaking' Observer
'A tour de force' The Sunday Times

The extraordinary first novel by the bestselling, Folio Prize-winning, National Book Award-shortlisted George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln...
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Königskind: Satyri Teil 2 von Tina Tannwald
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Verlag: BookRix (28.02.2017 )

In Abdera, der alten Stadt der Odrysii, muss Johanna in die Rolle der den Göttern geopferten Königstochter schlüpfen. In der Stadt brodeln die Vorboten einer Rebellion und Keron verstrickt sich in einen Machtkampf mit Gavril, der in Johanna seine geopferte Gefährtin sieht.

Die Rivalität der beiden Männer endet mit der Aufdeckung Kerons wahrer Identität und seiner drohenden Hinrichtung als Dämon.

Doch Zeus, der jugendliche Gott...
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Gefangen - Die Zeitenwanderer-Chroniken von Karolyn Ciseau
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Verlag: (23.02.2017 )

Aus dem Jahr 2062 ins mittelalterliche Irland – für Zeitreise-Studentin Alison sind solche Zeitsprünge nichts Ungewöhnliches. Ungewöhnlich ist jedoch, dass sie von der unbeteiligten Beobachterin zur Beobachteten wird. Gregor ist der Name jenes Mannes, der sie auf ihrem Streifzug durch die Zeit erspäht und kurzerhand gefangen nimmt. Er sieht in ihr die Chance, mehr über seine Zukunft und eine Prophezeiung zu erfahren, die er vor vielen Jahren...
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Lovecraft Country: A Novel von Matt Ruff
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Verlag: Harper Perennial (14.02.2017 )

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The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy. Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied...
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The Black Orchid (A Lady Jane Mystery Book 2) (English Edition) von Annis Bell
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Verlag: AmazonCrossing (25.10.2016 )

A desperate letter from her best friend sends Lady Jane rushing from her cozy Cornwall home to the remote reaches of Northumberland. Alison’s frantic plea for help hints that something sinister is going on in the gloomy halls of Winton Park, so Jane braves the misty moors in the dead of winter to get to her pregnant and bedridden friend.

A menacing sense of doom grips Jane the moment she arrives at the isolated Victorian estate....
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The Queen's Accomplice: A Maggie Hope Mystery von Susan Elia Macneal
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Verlag: Bantam (04.10.2016 )

Spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope returns to war-weary London, where she is thrust into the dangerous hunt for a monster, as the New York Times bestselling mystery series for fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry continues.

England, 1942. The Nazis’ relentless Blitz may have paused, but London’s nightly blackouts continue. Now, under the cover of darkness, a madman is brutally killing...
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Conclave von Robert Harris
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Verlag: Cornerstone Digital (22.09.2016 )

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Unputdownable’ Guardian
‘Gripping’ Sunday Times

The Pope is dead.

Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election.

They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals.

Over the next seventy-two hours one of them...
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The Case of the Exploding Speakeasy (English Edition) von David E. Fessenden
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Verlag: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (21.04.2016 )

Seeking to get out from under the shadow of his famous father, Dr. John Watson, and his father's even more famous friend, Sherlock Holmes, young Thomas Watson signs on as a newspaper reporter in Philadelphia -- a city that rivals Al Capone's Chicago for its crime and corruption. Now Thomas suddenly finds himself caught up in the biggest story of his career: a suspicious explosion at a speakeasy, which kills the owner and his card-playing...
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A Seditious Affair: A Society of Gentlemen Novel (Society of Gentlemen Series) von KJ Charles
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Verlag: Loveswept (15.12.2015 )

K. J. Charles turns up the heat in her new Society of Gentlemen novel, as two lovers face off in a sensual duel that challenges their deepest beliefs.

Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has...
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Die Reise der Hexensteine von Anthologie
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Verlag: Machandel Verlag (02.12.2015 )

400 Jahre - 3 Steine - 1 Welt
Im 17. Jahrhundert beschwört ein Hexenkonvent Magie in drei unscheinbare Steine. Noch im Ritual wird der Konvent angegriffen und zerstreut. Die Steine gehen verloren. 400 Jahre lang reisen sie durch die Welt. Wer sie findet, entwickelt magische Fähigkeiten. Doch nicht immer dienen die Kräfte dem Guten. Manchen retten die Steine das Leben, aber manchmal wendet sich die Macht des Steines auch gegen seinen...
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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions von Edwin Abbott
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Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (25.11.2015 )
His Bloody Project von Graeme Macrae Burnet
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Verlag: Saraband (Scotland) Ltd (06.11.2015 )
The Nightingale von Kristin Hannah
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Verlag: Pan Macmillan (07.05.2015 )
The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty) von Ken Liu
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Verlag: Saga Press (07.04.2015 )

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. “A magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR).

Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends...
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Hengist und Horsa. Die Britannien-Saga von Sven R. Kantelhardt
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Verlag: Acabus Verlag (11.02.2015 )

Dort wo die Geschichtsschreibung der römischen Antike vom heraufziehenden Dunkel des Mittelalters überschattet wird, leuchten die Namen zweier Helden noch schwach bis in unsere Zeit: Hengist und Horsa.

Britannien, 5. Jahrhundert n. Chr.
Die Pikten fallen in Hochkönig Vortigerns Reich ein. Um der drohenden Gefahr aus dem Norden Herr zu werden, entsendet Vortigern seinen Untertan Ceretic nach Nordgermanien: Er soll den berühmten...
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A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers von Hazel Gaynor
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Verlag: William Morrow Paperbacks (03.02.2015 )

The author of the USA Today and New York Times bestselling novel The Girl Who Came Home has once again created an unforgettable historical novel. Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences.

In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly...
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Funny Girl: A Novel von Nick Hornby
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Verlag: Riverhead Books (03.02.2015 )
The Grapes of Wrath (RSMediaItalia Classics Illustrated Edition) von John Steinbeck
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Verlag: John Steinbeck (12.01.2015 )

The Grapes of Wrath is an American realist novel written by John Steinbeck and published in 1939. The book won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1962. Set during the Great Depression, the novel focuses on the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes and bank...
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The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series, Book 1) von Charlie N. Holmberg
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Verlag: 47North (01.09.2014 )

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she...
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The Girl You Left Behind: A Novel von Jojo Moyes
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Verlag: Penguin Books (24.06.2014 )

A German Kommandant, occupying a French town in World War I, obssesses over a portrait of Sophie, a woman who risks everything to reunite with her husband; and a century later, Liv, a widow, is caught in a a dispute over the ownership of the valuable work.


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Wicked Jake Darcy: A Loveswept Classic Romance von Iris Johansen
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Alle: 2 (1 vote)
Verlag: Loveswept (10.06.2014 )

In this enthralling novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen, fate brings together a carefree beauty and a charismatic playboy—only to separate them all too soon.
 
Though Mary Harland knows about Jake Darcy’s notorious reputation, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Sharing an intimate dance awakens every sense in her body, and after spending six incredible hours together, Mary knows she’s...
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Call of the Kiwi (In the Land of the Long White Cloud saga Book 3) (English Edition) von Sarah Lark
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Verlag: AmazonCrossingEnglish (20.05.2014 )

In the exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling In the Land of the Long White Cloud trilogy, the spirited Warden and McKenzie clan continues its trials—and triumphs—in New Zealand and beyond.

The great-granddaughter of Gwyneira McKenzie—who arrived in New Zealand as a naïve young bride in In the Land of the Long White Cloud—Gloria Martyn has enjoyed an idyllic childhood at Kiward Station, her family’s...
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The Luminaries von Eleanor Catton
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Alle: 4 (1 vote)
Verlag: Granta Books (03.04.2014 )
Hollow World (English Edition) von Michael J. Sullivan
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Alle: 4 (1 vote)
Verlag: (24.03.2014 )

*** #1 Best-selling Time Travel, #2 Genetic Engineering & Dystopian Science Fiction***

The FUTURE IS COMING...FOR SOME SOONER THAN OTHERS

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but when diagnosed with a terminal illness, he's willing to take an insane gamble. He's built a time machine in his garage, and...
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Is This Tomorrow von Caroline Leavitt
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Verlag: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (18.02.2014 )
The Son von Philipp Meyer
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Verlag: Ecco (28.01.2014 )
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches: A Flavia de Luce Novel von Alan Bradley
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Alle: 5 (1 vote)
Verlag: Delacorte Press (14.01.2014 )

"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train's arrival in the English village of Bishop's Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by...
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The Flamethrowers: A Novel von Rachel Kushner
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Verlag: Scribner (14.01.2014 )
The Valley of Amazement von Amy Tan
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Verlag: Fourth Estate (05.11.2013 )

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The new novel from the internationally bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’.

In fin de siècle Shanghai, Violet Minturn grows up at Hidden Jade Path, the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when revolution comes, she is separated from her mother and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” Both Chinese and American, Violet moves between these cultural worlds, becoming a shrewd businesswoman...
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The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two von Elena Ferrante
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Verlag: Europa Editions (03.09.2013 )

The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the...
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The Girl You Left Behind von Jojo Moyes
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Verlag: Pamela Dorman Books (20.08.2013 )
The Executioner's Heart: A Newbury & Hobbes Investigation von George Mann
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Verlag: Titan Books (26.07.2013 )
A serial killer is loose on the streets of London, murdering apparently random members of the gentry with violent abandon. The corpses are each found with their chest cavities cracked open and their hearts removed. Charles Bainbridge, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, suspects an occult significance to the crimes and brings Newbury and Veronica in to investigate.

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A Punctual Paymaster (English Edition) von Dan Groat
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Verlag: (14.02.2013 )

A POIGNANT AND TIMELY NOVEL OF RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA

REVIEW COMMENTS

  • "Beautiful. A journey you will never forget!"
  • "If you only read one book this year, let this be the one."
  • "An incredible debut novel."

A TOWN DIVIDED BY RACE IS HIDING A MIRACLE AMONG ITS SECRETS

Travel seventy years through the secrets of the white...
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Marking Time (The Immortal Descendants, Book 1) von April White
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Alle: 4 (1 vote)
Verlag: Corazon Entertainment (30.10.2012 )

Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything … a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a Tube station transports Saira to the nineteenth century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all.

Saira meets Archer, a charming...
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Read Pink The Help von Kathryn Stockett
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Verlag: Berkley Trade (25.09.2012 )
The Help Movie Tie-In Edition PB von Kathryn Stockett
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Verlag: Large Print Distribution (01.09.2012 )
The Hanover Square Affair: Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries von Ashley Gardner
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Alle: 2 (1 vote)
Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (23.09.2011 )
Century 1. Fall of Giants (The Century) von Ken Follett
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Verlag: Pan Macmillan (01.06.2011 )

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Ken Follett folgt fünf Familien durch die welterschütternden Ereignisse des Ersten Weltkriegs, der Russischen Revolution und den Kampf um das Wahlrecht für Frauen. Eine Geschichte von verblüffender Komplexität, die uns von Washington nach St. Petersburg führt, vom Schmutz der Kohleminen zu den glitzernden Kronleuchtern der Paläste und von den Korridoren der Macht in die Schlafzimmer der Mächtigen. Der Auftakt einer...
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Lady of Devices von Shelley Adina
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Alle: 3 (1 vote)
Verlag: Moonshell Books, Inc. (30.05.2011 )

Book One of the Magnificent Devices series, a novel of 54,000 words.

London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world.

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab...
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The Help von Kathryn Stockett
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Verlag: Large Print Distribution (05.04.2011 )
Eye of the Raven: A Mystery of Colonial America von Eliot Pattison
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Alle: 4 (1 vote)
Verlag: Counterpoint (01.01.2011 )

Eye of the Raven With the aid of the Native American Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland clan by the British. But his new life is shattered when he and Conawago discover a dying Virginian officer nailed to an Indian shrine tree. The authorities arrest Conawago and schedule his hanging. As Duncan begins a desperate search for the truth, he finds himself in a maelstro Full description


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Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) von Gail Carriger
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Verlag: Orbit (02.09.2010 )

Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions and an arsenal of...
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Catch-22 von Joseph Heller
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Verlag: Vintage (05.08.2010 )

There was a time when reading Joseph Heller's classic satire on the murderous insanity of war was nothing less than a rite of passage. Echoes of Yossarian, the wise-ass bombardier who was too smart to die but not smart enough to find a way out of his predicament, could be heard throughout the counterculture. As a result, it's impossible not to consider Catch-22 to be something of a period piece. But 40 years on, the novel's...
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Still Life With Murder von P.B. Ryan
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Alle: 3 (1 vote)
Verlag: Hawkley Books (05.07.2010 )

“P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life with Murder, bringing Nineteenth Century Boston alive, from its teeming slums to the mansions on Boston Common, and populating it with a vivid and memorable cast of characters. The fascinating heroine, Nell Sweeney, immediately engages the reader and I couldn't put the book down until I discovered the truth along with her. I can’t wait for the next installment.”

—Bestselling author...
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Wolf Hall von Hilary Mantel
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Verlag: Fourth Estate (01.01.2010 )

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money.' England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need...
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Maids of Misfortune von M. Louisa Locke
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Alle: 4 (1 vote)
Verlag: (28.11.2009 )
First book in the USA Today bestselling Victorian San Francisco Mystery series.

It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also possesses a...
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell von Susanna Clarke
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Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing (24.02.2009 )

A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics list

The woman within the mirror drew nearer. For a moment she appeared directly behind it and they could see the elaborate embroidery and beading of her gown; then she mounted up upon the frame as a step. The surface of the mirror became softer, like a dense cloud or mist....
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Things Fall Apart (Norton Critical Editions) von Chinua Achebe
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Verlag: W W Norton & Co (27.01.2009 )

Things Fall Apart '...The story is the tragedy of Okonkwo, an important man in the Igbo tribe in the days when white men were first appearing on the scene ...a very simple but excellent novel'. The Observer Also available in an extended edition including essays, maps and illustrations Full description


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Bone Rattler: A Mystery of Colonial America von Eliot Pattison
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Alle: 4 (1 vote)
Verlag: Counterpoint (01.01.2009 )

Bone Rattler In a novel rich in historical detail, acclaimed author Eliot Pattison reconsiders the founding of America and explores how disenfranchised people of any age and place struggle to find justice, how conflicting cultures can be reconciled through compassion and tolerance, and ultimately how the natural world has its own morality. Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Dunc Full description


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A Thousand Splendid Suns von Khaled Hosseini
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Verlag: Bloomsbury (25.11.2008 )

It's difficult to imagine a harder first act to follow than The Kite Runner: a debut novel by an unknown writer about a country many readers knew little about that has gone on to have over four million copies in print worldwide. But when preview copies of Khaled Hosseini's second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, started circulating at Amazon.com, readers reacted with a unanimous enthusiasm that few of us could remember seeing...
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Waiting for Summer's Return (Heart of the Prairie Book #1) von Kim Vogel Sawyer
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Verlag: Bethany House Publishers (01.06.2006 )

All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family.

Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of...
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The Widow of the South (English Edition) von Robert Hicks
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Verlag: Grand Central Publishing (30.08.2005 )

Carnton Plantation, 1894: Carrie McGavock is an old woman who tends the graves of the almost 1,500 soldiers buried there. As she walks among the dead, an elderly man appears--the same soldier she met that fateful day long ago. Today, he asks if the cemetery has room for one more.

Based on an extraordinary true story, this brilliant, meticulously researched novel flashes back to 1864 and the afternoon of the Civil War. While the fierce...
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Augustus: A Novel (Vintage) von John Edward Williams
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Verlag: Vintage (09.11.2004 )

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The Complete MAUS von Art Spiegelman
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Verlag: Penguin (02.10.2003 )

The Complete Maus Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Full description


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Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children's Crusade (Vintage Crucial Classics) von Kurt Vonnegut
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Verlag: Vintage, London (07.08.2003 )

It took Vonnegut more than 20 years to put his Dresden experiences into words. He explained, "there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Everybody is supposed to be dead, to never say anything or want anything ever again." Slaughterhouse Five is a powerful novel incorporating a number of genres. Only those who have fought in wars can say whether it represents the experience well. However, what the novel does do is invite the...
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Angela's Ashes. 2 CDs von Frank McCourt
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Verlag: Harper Collins Publ. UK (01.11.2000 )

"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to recent Irish immigrants Malachy and Angela McCourt, Frank grew up in Limerick after his parents returned to Ireland because of poor prospects in America...
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Angela's Ashes Movie Tie-in von Frank McCourt
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Verlag: Pocket Books (22.11.1999 )

"Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood," writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. "Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. Born in Brooklyn in 1930 to recent Irish immigrants Malachy and Angela McCourt, Frank grew up in Limerick after his parents returned to Ireland because of poor prospects in America...
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1984 (Signet Classics) von George Orwell
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Verlag: Turtleback Books (01.10.1999 )

"Outside, even through the shut window pane, the world looked cold. Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything except the posters that were plastered everywhere."

The year is 1984; the scene is London, largest population center of Airstrip One.

Airstrip One is part of the vast...
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Slaughterhouse-five von Kurt Vonnegut
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Verlag: Dh Audio (01.06.1999 )

It took Vonnegut more than 20 years to put his Dresden experiences into words. He explained, "there is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre. Everybody is supposed to be dead, to never say anything or want anything ever again." Slaughterhouse Five is a powerful novel incorporating a number of genres. Only those who have fought in wars can say whether it represents the experience well. However, what the novel does do is invite the...
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My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin von Peter Gay
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Verlag: Yale Univ Pr (01.10.1998 )

Growing up in Nazi Berlin. Profusely illustrated in b/w 8vo pp. 208 - tavole ril mezza tela, sovrac (half-cloth binding, DJ)


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Water Music. von Tom Coraghessan Boyle
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Verlag: Granta Books (12.01.1998 )
Angela's Ashes von Frank McCourt
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Verlag: Scribner (01.04.1997 )

Angela's Ashes The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies.


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