By Bernard Werber
Here's the lovely foreign bestseller within the culture of Watership Down yet with a gloomy, unique twist. distinct, bold, and unforgettable, it tells the tale of a typical relatives who by accident threaten the safety of a hidden civilization as clever as our own--a colony of ants made up our minds to outlive at any cost....
Jonathan Wells and his younger kinfolk have come to the Paris flat at three, rue des Sybarites throughout the bequest of his eccentric overdue uncle Edmond. Inheriting the dusty house, the Wells kinfolk are left with just one caution: Never pass down into the cellar.
But whilst the relations puppy disappears down the basement steps, Jonathan follows--and quickly his spouse, his son, and diverse would-be rescuers vanish into its mysterious depths.
Meanwhile, in a pine stump in a close-by park, an unlimited civilization is in turmoil. right here a tender lady from the russet ant state of Bel-o-kan learns unusual new weapon has been killing off her comrades. to determine why, she enlists the aid of a warrior ant, and the 2 trigger on separate trips right into a harsh and violent global. it's a international the place demise takes many forms--savage birds and voracious lizards, warlike dwarf ants and rapacious termites, toxic beetles and, so much strange of all, the speedy, murderous, titanic guardians of the sting of the area: cars.
Yet the top of the female's determined quest could be the eerie mystery within the cellar at three, rue des Sybarites--a secret she needs to remedy so that it will satisfy her particular future because the new queen of her personal nice empire. yet to take action she needs to first make unthinkable communion with the main barbaric creatures of all.
Empire of the Ants is an excellent evocation of a hidden civilization as complicated as our personal and much extra historic. it's a interesting realm the place boats are outfitted of leaves and greenflies are domesticated and milked like cows, the place voters lock antennae in "absolute communication" and struggle wars with accurately coordinated armies utilizing sprays of glue and acids that may dissolve a snail. no longer seeing that Watership Down has a unique so vividly captured the lives and struggles of a fellow species and the dear classes they need to train us.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Robin Pilcher
For 6 dreadful months, David Corstorphine has attempted to come back to phrases together with his younger wife's dying, whereas taking care of his 3 motherless childrens. attempt as he might, David is not able to come back to paintings, and his in basic terms type of solace comes from operating within the backyard of his parents' property within the Scottish countryside.
Dispatched all of sudden to long island, David's family members hopes that the impromptu work trip may also help him come again on his ft. however the trip proves either disastrous and heartening. David reveals himself settling in with ease one of the strangers of a seashore new york city, and takes a role as a gardener. however it is the folks he meets, the ache he confronts, and the enjoyment he's capable of once more adventure that turn out to be magically transformative-- and as David learns to just accept his huge, immense loss, he's in a position to open his middle to like once more.
By V. C. Andrews
APRIL HAD constantly FELT LIKE AN OUTSIDER.
Her older sister Brenda was once tall, athletic, aggressive, and likely of herself. yet April Taylor was once brief, delicate, and obese -- and he or she couldn't get better from their father's slicing criticisms the best way Brenda did. April didn't comprehend why their once-loving dad had develop into a coldhearted monster, yet she was once certain it had whatever to do along with her. and she or he may well see how his merciless habit was once tearing away at her mild mom. yet a glimmer of happiness returns whilst Brenda brings domestic her university roommate: attractive, bewitching Celia. And April wonders if she will not be so various from Brenda after all....
By Barbara Freethy
Enthusiasts of Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr and Susan Wiggs will get pleasure from this emotional modern romance from no 1 manhattan occasions Bestseller Barbara Freethy.
This is a whole size novel of roughly 100,000 words.
Famous photojournalist Ryan Hunter has get back to a kin torn aside through distrust and resentment - to the daddy who disowned him, to the brother who betrayed him, to the little boy who stocks his positive aspects. Ryan, the charismatic "bad boy" son, has back - stirring up earlier conflicts like a whirlwind...and throwing Kara Delaney's fragile, passionate center into turmoil.
Kara has struggled again from a disastrous marriage to construct a brand new lifestyles for herself and her little woman - a calm life now jeopardized via vicious, small city politics, via her daughter's fanciful ghost stories...and by means of Ryan's go back. Now nature's coming near near fury threatens to reveal long-buried secrets and techniques. And Kara needs to subscribe to with the enigmatic, misunderstood Ryan - to find the fact that will store their families.... and to discover a perilous, impossible to resist love as amazing and enduring because the onrushing river.
By Isaac Asimov
Stories of the Black Widowers is a 1974 number of secret brief tales written by way of American writer Isaac Asimov. This ebook is the 1st of six that describe mysteries solved via a personal men's membership often called the Black Widowers, in accordance with a literary eating membership he belonged to often called the capture Door Spiders. it's a number of brief tales, and is a "straight" secret containing no technological know-how fiction. each one tale comprises the membership members' wisdom of minutiae.
By Mariana Zapata
Vanessa Mazur is familiar with she's doing the correct factor. She shouldn't think undesirable for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the head protecting result in the nationwide soccer association was once constantly presupposed to be transitority. She has plans and none of them contain washing extra-large undies longer than necessary.
But whilst Aiden Graves indicates up at her door short of her again, she's past shocked.
For years, the guy referred to as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn't locate it in him to inform her stable morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He's requesting the unthinkable.
What do you assert to the guy who's used to getting every little thing he wants?
Converted from retail.
By Juan Pablo Villalobos
“A short and majestic debut.” —Matías Néspolo, El Mundo
Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines, and dictionaries, and what he desires greater than something right away is a brand new puppy for his deepest zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. yet Tochtli is a baby whose father is a drug baron at the verge of taking on a robust cartel, and Tochtli is becoming up in a luxurious hideout that he stocks with hit males, prostitutes, buyers, servants, and the strange corrupt baby-kisser or .
Long-listed for The father or mother First booklet Award, Down the Rabbit Hole, a masterful and darkly comedian first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious trip to supply a child’s want.
By Nicholas Sparks
</i>When a mysterious younger lady named Katie seems to be within the small North Carolina city of Southport, her surprising arrival increases questions about her prior. appealing but self-effacing, Katie turns out made up our minds to prevent forming own ties until eventually a sequence of occasions attracts her into reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed shop proprietor with a sort center and kids; and one other along with her plainspoken unmarried neighbor, Jo. regardless of her reservations, Katie slowly starts to permit down her shield, placing down roots within the close-knit neighborhood and changing into more and more connected to Alex and his family.
But at the same time Katie starts off to fall in love, she struggles with the darkish mystery that also haunts and terrifies her . . . a prior that set her on a frightened, shattering trip around the state, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and obdurate aid, Katie ultimately realizes that she needs to choose from a lifetime of brief security and one in every of riskier rewards . . . and that during the darkest hour, love is the single precise refuge.
By David Gilmour
Lost among Houses is set a turbulent yr within the lifetime of Simon Albright, a fifteen-year-old deepest university boy suffering to be his subtle mother's ally, the insurgent his female friend adores and the son his father respects. that's a difficult act to drag off while your mom is distracted, your female friend too attractive and your father out and in of a psychological establishment. Lost among Houses unfolds with mingled sarcasm, grief and awe, and grips the reader until eventually its startling climax.
By Susan Mallery
The unrelenting cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. She realized early on that Christmas miracles don't ensue, at the very least no longer for her. And this yr feels like no exception. An damage has pressured her to come to the family members fold, regardless of that they're estranged. She won't upload to the awkward situation by way of being seduced by means of the bad-boy charms of her brother's ally, the final guy she should still ever are looking to date. even if she's recruited to degree the Fool's Gold iciness competition, she vows to do as promised, then stream ahead along with her existence at any place yet here.Jaded legal professional Dante Jefferson is being used to the backwater city he now reluctantly calls domestic, however the pounding of little dancers' ft above his transitority place of work is greater than any guy must have to take! whilst he confronts their stunning instructor, he's unprepared for the appeal that sears him all the way down to the soul. Evie is his most sensible friend's sister--off-limits except he's keen to possibility his middle. Dante has constantly believed that love is the main risky strength within the universe, yet that used to be sooner than he needed to reckon with the magic of a undeniable small city, the place miracles do appear to happen....