Literature

When the Devil Holds the Candle by Karin Fossum
3.73 /5

When two teenagers steal a purse from a stroller, it results in an infant’s death. Unaware of the enormity of their crime, Zipp and Andreas are intent on committing another. They follow an elderly wom...

Splitterherz by Bettina Belitz
3.57 /5

Es gibt genau einen Grund, warum Elisabeth Sturm nicht mit fliegenden Fahnen vom platten Land zurück nach Köln geht, und dieser Grund heißt Colin. Der arrogante, unnahbare, aber leider auch äußerst fa...

Os Cus de Judas by António Lobo Antunes
3.97 /5

Logo depois de voltar da guerra em Angola, António Lobo Antunes escreve , sobre suas experiências naquele país. O romance se tornou um enorme sucesso, vindo a ser o primeiro grande livro sobre o confl...

Nuntă în cer by Mircea Eliade
4.26 /5

Cadrul întâmplărilor descrise rămâne unul modern, citadin, în vreme ce relatările lor au loc într-un cadru montan, izolat. Avem de-a face, aşadar, cu o perspectivă „de sus” asupra trecutului personaje...

The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers
4.26 /5

Jonah, Ruth and Joseph are the children of mixed-race parents determined to raise them beyond time, beyond identity, steeped in song. Yet they cannot be protected from the world forever. Even as Jonah...

Jip en Janneke by Annie M.G. Schmidt
4.16 /5

Bundel met alle verhalen over de twee buurkinderen. Vanaf ca. 3 jaar.

Platero y yo by Juan Ramón Jiménez
3.81 /5

es una narración de que recrea poéticamente la vida y muerte del burro Platero. Es muy celebre el primer parrafo: “Platero es pequeño, peludo, suave; tan blando por fuera, que se diría todo de algodó...

Pied Piper by Nevil Shute
4.23 /5

It is the summer of 1940 and in Europe the time of Blitzkrieg. John Howard, a 70-year-old Englishman vacationing in France, cuts shorts his tour and heads for home. He agrees to take two children with...

In One Person by John Irving
3.68 /5

A bestselling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual ...

Les Enfants de la liberté by Marc Levy
3.98 /5

"Le 21 mars 1943, un jeune homme de dix-huit ans monte dans un tramway, direction : le maquis. En 10 minutes, il change de nom. Désormais il ne s'appelle plus Raymond, mais Jeannot. Ainsi débute la jo...

One Step Behind by Henning Mankell
4.08 /5

It is Midsummer's Eve. Three young friends meet in a wood to act out an elaborate masque. But unknown to them, they are being watched. With a bullet each, all three are murdered. Soon afterwards, one ...

Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch
4.46 /5

In a strangely heart-warming story, a duck strikes up an unlikely friendship with Death. Death, Duck and the Tulip will intrigue, haunt and enchant readers of all ages. Simple, unusual, warm and witty...

Absent in the Spring by Mary Westmacott
4.15 /5

Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks. This sudden solitude compels J...

The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry
4.32 /5

In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, ...

El señor de la guerra by Elizabeth Elliott
3.87 /5

Bella e inocente...Lady Tess anhelaba volver a su hogar, el Castillo de Remmington, del que fue desterrada por su cruel padrastro. Lo que no podía prever es que el precio sería casarse con el más temi...

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
4.28 /5

A Notable Book (2020)Best Book of 2020: , , , and Drawing on Maggie O'Farrell's long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare's most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portra...

Riders by Jilly Cooper
3.98 /5

Set against the glorious Cotswold countryside and the playgrounds of the world, Jilly Cooper's Rutshire Chronicles, Riders, Rivals, Polo, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, Appassionata and Score!, of...

Blue Angel by Francine Prose
3.36 /5

It has been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a ...

The Passions of Emma by Penelope Williamson
3.90 /5

Born to a life of wealth and privilege in turn-of-the-century Rhode Island, Emma Tremayne's life is all mapped out for her--including her engagement to the town's most eligible bachelor. Emma's shelte...

On the Road: the Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac
4.13 /5

Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become as early as 1947, it was not until three weeks in April 1951, in an apartment on West Twentieth Street in Manhattan, that he wrot...