Commonwealth
Anne Patchett

It is 1964: Bert Cousins, the deputy district attorney, shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited, bottle of gin in hand. As the cops of Los Angeles drink, talk and dance into the June afternoon, he notices a heart-stoppingly beautiful woman. When Bert kisses Beverly Keating, his host’s wife, the new baby pressed between them, he sets in motion the joining of two families whose shared fate will be defined on a day seven years later…In 1988, Franny Keating, now twenty-four, has dropped out of law school and is working as a cocktail waitress in Chicago. When she meets one of her idols, the famous author Leon Posen, and tells him about her family, she unwittingly relinquishes control over their story.

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groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko.

In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana’s past – and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia’s future. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com.au/Tatiana/Martin-Cruz-Smith/9781849838108#sthash.JYlcla9P.dpuf

n his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Retin-A online Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko.

In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana’s past – and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia’s future. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com.au/Tatiana/Martin-Cruz-Smith/9781849838108#sthash.JYlcla9P.dpuf

n his groundbreaking Cialis online Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko.

In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana’s past – and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia’s future. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com.au/Tatiana/Martin-Cruz-Smith/9781849838108#sthash.JYlcla9P.dpuf

In his groundbreaking Gorky Park, Martin Cruz Smith created one of the iconic investigators of contemporary fiction, Arkady Renko.

In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the sand dunes of Kalingrad: killed for nothing but a cryptic notebook filled with symbols.

A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propels him deeper into Tatiana’s past – and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia’s future. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com.au/Tatiana/Martin-Cruz-Smith/9781849838108#sthash.JYlcla9P.dpuf

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The Girl in Green
Derek B. Miller

1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, one hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones, in part to avoid his lacklustre marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Hobbes is a Midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus, or might be a brilliant lunatic with a death wish u it’s hard to tell. Operation Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is shot in the back and dies in Hobbes’s arms. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both.

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The Jealous Kind
James Lee Burke

On Galveston beach in the summer of 1952, Aaron Holland Broussard breaks every rule in the book by stepping into an argument between the most beautiful girl in Houston, Valerie Epstein, and her about to be ex-boyfriend, Grady Harrelson, and in an instant his life changes forever. At age seventeen, Aaron’s found love. He’s also made an enemy who isn’t going to let up until Aaron has paid the price. Grady Harrelson isn’t just a rich, arrogant punk; he’s hooked up with Vick Atlas, the son of a notorious mob enforcer, and now Aaron has got a whole lot more to worry about than the local greasers with ducktails, drapes and needle-nosed stomps.

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Heroes of the Frontier
Dave Eggers

A mother and her two young children set out on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. Travelling in a battered old RV (optimistically christened ‘The Chateau’), the trip starts off like a vacation: they spot animals, build bonfires, enjoy the scenery. But though Josie drives ever deeper into the forest, she cannot outrun her memories of the events they are leaving behind, and the life she is trying to escape. Chased north by spreading wildfires, confronted at every turn by wildly eccentric locals, this tiny family must survive their surreal adventure at all costs. Because if they can, there is something clean and redemptive waiting for them – out at the very edge of civilization.

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Girl at War
Sara Novic

Growing up in Zagreb in the summer of 1991, 10-year-old Ana Juric is a carefree tomboy; she runs the streets with her best friend, Luka, helps take care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But when civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, football games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. The brutal ethnic cleansing of Croats and Bosnians tragically changes Ana’s life, and she is lost to a world of genocide and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival. Ten years later she returns to Croatia, a young woman struggling to belong to either country, forced to confront the trauma of her past and rediscover the place that was once her home.

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