Shalimar the Clown: A Novel

By Salman Rushdie


“Dazzling . . . glossy mystery, Ramayan epic, court drama, slapstick comedy, wartime experience, political satire, village legend–they’re all combined right here magnificently.”
The Washington submit e-book World

This is the tale of Maximilian Ophuls, America’s counterterrorism leader, one of many makers of the fashionable international; his Kashmiri Muslim motive force and next killer, a mysterious determine who calls himself Shalimar the clown; Max’s illegitimate daughter India; and a girl who hyperlinks them, whose revelation ultimately explains all of them. it really is an epic narrative that strikes from California to Kashmir, France, and England, and again to California back. alongside the way in which there are stories of princesses lured from their houses by means of demons, legends of kings compelled to shield their kingdoms opposed to evil. and there's regularly love, won and misplaced, uncommonly attractive and mortally dangerous.

“A commanding tale . . . [a] harrowing climax . . . Revenge is an historical and robust engine of narrative.”
–The long island instances booklet Review

“Absorbing . . . far and wide [Rushdie] takes us there's either love and warfare, in unusual and terrifying mixtures, painted in swaying, swirling, world-eating prose that annihilates the borders among East and West, love and hate, deepest lives and the historical past they make.”
Time

“A giant, richly peopled, appealing and deeply rageful ebook that serves as a profound and traumatic artifact of our times.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Marvelous . . . extraordinary . . . a narrative beneficial of [Rushdie’s] genius.”
Detroit unfastened Press

ONE OF the easiest BOOKS OF THE YEAR
– The Washington put up e-book global –Los Angeles occasions publication overview –St. Louis Post-Dispatch –Rocky Mountain News

ONE OF the simplest NOVELS OF THE YEAR
–Time –Chicago Tribune –The Christian technology Monitor

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Team Play (Saddle Club(R))

A driving staff from Italy is coming to Pine hole, and Stevie volunteers to entertain them in the course of their stopover at. it is a task that stuck-up Veronica diAngelo sought after for herself, and now Veronica is set that Stevie will pay!

Suddenly, with the massive weekend drawing close, Stevie unearths out a person has "volunteered" her to arrange the yearly college reasonable, to run the kid's medical institution pageant, and to discuss for election as type president. all of them happen at the related day--just while her Bar-None Ranch buddies Kate and Christine and the Italian using staff are because of stopover at! Can one individual do 4 issues straight away? With assistance from her Saddle membership neighbors and many mind's eye, Stevie's made up our minds to aim. the outcome often is the maximum occasion ever . . . or the largest catastrophe of all time!

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Brother Willy's Traveling Salvation Show

By W. Scott Mitchell

The undeniable fact that Scott and Michelle have been in love, may quickly be married, after which reside fortunately ever after was once visible to all people, other than Scott and Michelle. Bringing the younger fanatics jointly grew to become the challenge of Brother Willy’s touring Salvation express with a delicately crafted plan designed to unite the satisfied, if no longer a little dysfunctional, couple.
Scott’s earlier and Michelle’s destiny are on a collision direction that would unharness a sequence of occasions tough their dating with one another and their interpretation of truth. Scott’s virtually obsessive have to repair the entire “broken girls” leads Michelle, Scott and Beth past a quarter the place the very unlikely turns into a brand new truth.

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Fade

By Robert Cormier

It's the summer time of 1938 while younger Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then overjoyed with the facility of invisibility, Paul experiments. yet his “gift” quickly indicates him surprising secrets and techniques and drives him towards a chilling act.

“Imagine what may possibly ensue if Holden Caufield stepped into H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, and you’ll have an idea how strong Fade is. . . . i used to be completely riveted.”—Stephen King

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The Dove Flyer (NYRB Lit)

By Eli Amir

The Dove Flyer tells the tale of the final years of the Jewish group in Baghdad, prior to their expulsion in 1950 and cost in Israel. The younger narrator Kabi watches because the participants of his each one boost diverse goals and a unique units of fears all through those tumultuous, transitional instances: his mom desires to circulate out of the recent Jewish zone and again to their outdated Muslim local the place she felt more secure. His father desires to to migrate to the promised land, the hot nation of Israel, the place he'll farm and develop rice; his uncle Hizkel, a Zionist, is arrested and brought off to felony to wait for trial and a potential dying sentence; his headmaster, Salim, believes within the equality of Arabs and Jews; and his uncle Edouard simply desires to hang around at the rooftop together with his doves. in the meantime, as global warfare II attracts nearer, and Israeli statehood turns out extra guaranteed, a noose starts to tighten round Jewish Iraqis. homes are appropriated, Jews are overwhelmed within the streets and hung in public, and Kabi watches because the storied legacy of the Jewish group in Baghdad is dismantled piecemeal and at last decimated. As for the land of milk and honey, there's neither milk, nor honey. it's a desolate tract, a spot as barren and coarse because the group Kabi and his relatives left at the back of was once shiny, bountiful, and dreamy.

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Sign Of The Moon (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Warriors: Omen of the Stars)

To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES purely. Jayfeather is summoned by means of the Tribe of dashing Water, an old extended family suffering to outlive. in the meantime, the evil spirits at midnight woodland proceed to assemble power. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw needs to satisfy the prophecy that claims they carry the ability of the celebrities prior to the warrior Clans are destroyed perpetually.

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Thrilled to Death (A Detective Jackson Mystery)

By L.J. Sellers

Monday morning, a tender mom disappears after a doctor’s appointment.

Monday night, a tender socialite leaves a risqué front room after a night of ingesting and not makes it domestic. Detective Wade Jackson, of Eugene, Oregon’s Violent Crimes Unit, finally ends up with either cases.

The lacking mom is Danette Blake, a pal of the relatives, and all indicators point out she could have fled the pressures of existence. yet Jackson’s own look for her needs to be put aside while Courtney, the socialite with wealthy, robust mom and dad, turns up mysteriously useless in a public position. careworn by means of the manager of police, Jackson and his group descend into Courtney’s wanton international, uncovering a handful of suspects with worrying motives.

Although it’s not often the 1st time a case has led Jackson into darkish territory, the invention that the 2 disappearances are hooked up brings him face-to-face with the final individual he expects. And leaves him puzzling over, the place is the opposite lacking woman?

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The Magicians of Caprona (Chrestomanci, Book 2)

By Diana Wynne Jones

Tonino is the single individual within the well-known Montana loved ones who wasn't born with an intuition for developing spells, yet he has different presents. His skill to speak with cats simply can assist guard town of Caprona opposed to a mysterious enchanter -- yet provided that Tonino can learn how to cooperate with a lady from the hated Petrocchi kinfolk of spell-makers.

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Ten Billion Days and One Hundred Billion Nights

Plato, Buddha, Christ—what brings those males to the a long way destiny to witness the tip of the world?

Reads L to R (Western Style).

Ten billion days--that is how lengthy it is going to take the thinker Plato to figure out the real platforms of the realm. 100 billion nights--that is how a ways into the longer term he and Christ and Siddhartha will shuttle to witness the tip of the realm and in addition its fiery delivery. Named the best eastern technological know-how fiction novel of all time, Ten Billion Days and 100 Billion Nights is an epic eons within the making. initially released in 1967, the radical was once revised by way of the writer in later years and republished in 1973.

“‘Ten Billion Days and 100 Billion Nights,’ that is loads of time, yet Ryu Mitsuse covers it all in lower than three hundred pages, and the result's relatively fabulous.” –Alan Cheuse, All issues thought of

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