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August 14th, 2015 by admin

Miss Emily: A Novel Book
Book Title:

Miss Emily: A Novel

by: Penguin Books

Product rating: 3.9 with 28 reviews


The American debut of an award-winning Irish writer that brings to life Emily Dickinson and will enthrall fans of Longbourn and Mrs. Poe

Nuala O’Connor’s enchanting American debut novel, Miss Emily, reimagines the private life of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most beloved poets, through her own voice and through the eyes of her family’s Irish maid.

Eighteen-year-old Ada Concannon has just been hired by the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts. Despite their difference in age and the upstairs-downstairs divide, Ada strikes up a deep friendship with Miss Emily, the gifted elder daughter living a spinster’s life at home. But Emily’s passion for words begins to dominate her life. She will wear only white and avoids the world outside the Dickinson homestead. When Ada’s safety and reputation are threatened, however, Emily must face down her own demons in order to help her friend, with shocking consequences.

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June 9th, 2015 by admin

The Madman of Bergerac (Inspector Maigret) Book
Book Title:

The Madman of Bergerac (Inspector Maigret)

by: Penguin Books

Product rating: 3.8 with 4 reviews


A new translation of Simenon’s tense novel, book fifteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

He recalled his travelling companion’s agitated sleep – was it really sleep? – his sighs, and his sobbing. Then the two dangling legs, the patent-leather shoes and hand-knitted socks . . . An insipid face. Glazed eyes. And Maigret was not surprised to see a grey beard eating into his cheeks. A distressed passenger leaps off a night train and vanishes into the woods.

Maigret, on his way to a well-earned break in the Dordogne, is soon plunged into the pursuit of a madman, hiding amongst the seemingly respectable citizens of Bergerac.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.

‘Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.’ – John Gray

‘One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.’ – The Guardian

‘A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.’ – The Independent

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May 9th, 2015 by admin

Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker Book
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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

by: Penguin Books

Product rating: 4.4 with 132 reviews


A rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas

They say in Vegas you can’t understand the town unless you understand Benny Binion—mob boss, casino owner, and creator of the World Series of Poker. Beginning as a Texas horse trader, Binion built a gambling empire in Depression-era Dallas. When the law chased him out of town, he loaded up suitcases with cash and headed for Vegas. The place would never be the same. Dramatic as any gangster movie, Blood Aces draws readers into the colorful world of notorious mobsters like Clyde Barrow and Bugsy Siegel. Given access to previously classified government documents, biographer Doug J. Swanson provides the definitive account of a great American antihero, a man whose rise from thugdom to prominence and power is unmatched in the history of American criminal justice.

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May 5th, 2015 by admin

Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day: A Novel Book
Book Title:

Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day: A Novel

by: Penguin Books

Product rating: 4.1 with 224 reviews


A delightful standalone novel as told by the sassiest character in the beloved New York Times bestselling Miss Julia series

Heart-of-gold, hardscrabble Etta Mae Wiggins has bewitched Miss Julia fans as the steel magnolia’s sidekick in several New York Times–bestselling novels. At last, Etta Mae gets to speak for herself, and longtime readers and newcomers alike will love her story and her opinions of Miss Julia.

Growing up, Etta Mae couldn’t escape her daddy’s no-good name—or the attention of every roving eye in town. But when she becomes the home nurse for an elderly man who is Abbottsville’s wealthiest resident, she sees an opportunity to say sayonara to her trailer-park days once and for all. However, a number of interested parties are less than thrilled by the thought of wedding bells, and she’ll have to work fast to marry Mr. Right on the worst bad-luck day of her life.

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