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(P/B) NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0026

After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10 p.m. seven nights a week, and, most of all, because he had read the 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, and it was thus clear to him that his people needed him. But before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire, Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort o...
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(P/B) THE FOURTH HAND
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0005

While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand, that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy... (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0010

'If you care about something you have to protect it. If you're lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.' Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is both extraordinary and terrifying. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) ONE GOOD TURN
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0030

It is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further. Like a set of Russian dolls each thread of the narrative reveals itself to be related to th...
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(P/B) TRANSCRIPTION
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0091

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a differe...
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(P/B) THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0049

Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child. One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts. It is a decision with devastating consequences. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) HOW I LOSE YOU
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0095

When Eva and Adam fall into bed one Friday night, tired and happy after drinks with friends, they have their whole lives ahead of them. But their story ends on page twelve. That's no reason to stop reading though, because How I Lose You is a story told backwards - and it's all the more warm, tender and moving because we know it is going to be interrupted. It's a story Eva thought she knew - but as you and she will discover, it's not just the ending of the story that she got wrong. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: .0752-0074

Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child. One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts. It is a decision with devastating consequences. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS
LOVE AND TERROR IN HITLER'S BERLIN
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0071

Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables ...
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(P/B) ONCE UPON A RIVER
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0094

On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? And who does the little girl belong to? An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a Rive...
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(P/B) THE LIGHT BETWEEN THE OCEANS
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0074

Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child. One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts. It is a decision with devastating consequences. (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) SNAP
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0085

Snap decisions can be dangerous... On a stifling summer's day, eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters sit in their broken-down car, waiting for their mother to come back and rescue them. Jack's in charge, she'd said. I won't be long. But she doesn't come back. She never comes back. And life as the children know it is changed for ever. Three years later, Jack is still in charge - of his sisters, of supporting them all, of making sure nobody knows they're alone in the house, and - quite suddenly - of finding out the truth about what happ...
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(P/B) AN APPETITE FOR WONDER
THE MAKING OF A SCIENTIST
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0056

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world? In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey from an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa, through the eccentricities of boarding school in England, to his studies at...
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(P/B) YOU THINK IT, I'LL SAY IT
STORIES
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0093

A dazzling, smart and razor-sharp story collection by Curtis Sittenfeld, Sunday Times bestselling author of Eligible and American Wife. The theme that unites these stories is how even the cleverest people tend to misread others, and how much we all deceive ourselves. Sharp and tender, funny and wise, they show Sittenfeld's knack for creating real, believable characters that spring off the page, while also skewering contemporary mores with brilliant dry wit. 'DO-OVER', ONE OF THE STORIES IN THIS COLLECTION, WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 SUN...
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(P/B) STEPHEN HAWKING
A LIFE WELL LIVED
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0090

In 1963 Stephen Hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in March 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched, and now newly updated, up-to-the-minute biography and tribute gives a rich picture of Hawking's remarkable life - his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe. From more rece...
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(P/B) IN ONE PERSON
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0048

A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love - tormented, funny, and affecting - and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a 'sexual suspect', a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 - in his landmark novel of 'terminal cases', The World According to Garp. His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John ...
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(P/B) THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0002

This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her times. It is also the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes - even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with 'lunacy and sorrow'; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. It provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: 'In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.' (From the...
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(P/B) MAD BLOOD STIRRING
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0088

1815: The war is over but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace - like home - is still a long way away. On the eve of the year 1815, the captured sailors of the Eagle arrive at Dartmoor prison; bedraggled, exhausted, sustained only by a rumour heard along the way. Joe Hill thought he'd left the conflict behind but it is clear there is a different type of battle here. As he announces the news of the end of the war, the guards bristle and the inmates stir. The powder keg was fixed to blow and Joe has just lit the fuse. Elizabeth Shortla...
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(P/B) THE HEART'S INVISIBLE FURIES
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0082

Forced to flee the scandal brewing in her hometown, Catherine Goggin finds herself pregnant and alone, in search of a new life at just sixteen. She knows she has no choice but to believe that the nun she entrusts her child to will find him a better life. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or so his parents are constantly reminding him. Adopted as a baby, he's never quite felt at home with the family that treats him more as a curious pet than a son. But it is all he has ever known. And so begins one man's desperate search to find his place in...
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(P/B) THE LIGHT BETWEEN US
Εκδότης: BLACK SWAN
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 0752-0087

Perfect for fans of Sliding Doors. Thea and Isaac have always been friends, despite his constant jokes, despite her stubborn belief in time travel... despite the distance between them. But when Isaac returns home from New York when their friend goes missing, suddenly things aren't as they were. Something is different. Thea and Isaac have always been friends. But maybe that wasn't how it was supposed to be. (From the publisher)...
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