The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? This book presents a indictment of an era of negligence [...]
Klappentext. A candid and deeply poignant story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the consumerist promised land of the USA, LITTLE FAILURE is also an exceptionally funny account of the author's transformation from asthmatic toddler [...]
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 'I'll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name's Simon. I think you're going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he'll be dead. And he was never the same after that.'
Klappentext. Fast-paced, vivid and emotionally absorbing, HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change. .
Informationen zum Autor. John Williams was born on August 29, 1922 in Clarksville, Texas. He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945 in China, Burma and India. The Swallow Press published his first novel, Nothing But the Night, in 1948, as well as his [...]
It is the nineteenth century and the kingdom of Persia is at a turning point. When a young King, Shah Naser, takes to the throne he inherits a medieval, enchanted world. But beyond the court, the greater forces of colonisation and industrialisation close in. The Shah's [...]
Longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, the overlapping lives of five newcomers to China's most dynamic city are the subject of this kaleidoscopic novel.
What if you had an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you be able to save the world from its destiny? LIFE AFTER LIFE follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. Profound, inventive and compelling, this [...]
He loses everything. In front of everyone. Where can he go from here? Barracuda is the blazingly brilliant new novel from the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Slap.
Detective Sime Mackenzie is haunted by the feeling he knows the woman named as murder suspect - despite the fact they have never met. A standalone thriller from the author of the Lewis Trilogy.
Informationen zum Autor. Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of a string of international bestsellers. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated in 32 [...]
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically [...]
The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room in Bangkok. To avoid a scandal, Harry is sent to hush up the case. But he quickly discovers that there is much more going on behind the scenes, and that failing to solve a murder case is by no means the only [...]
The newly discovered corpse is perfectly preserved - the girl could have died yesterday, but who took her that night over 20 years ago? And what evil has been released by digging her up? The powerful thriller from the bestselling author of "A Quiet Believe in Angels".