By Lily Prior
struggling mortician in working-class Rome, Freda simply married her repulsive ventriloquist husband, Alberto, since it was once prophesied that she'd accomplish that. Now that he is vanished mysteriously with his both abhorrent dummy (who Freda suspects is admittedly a midget), she'd like them either to stick lacking -- even though she's devastated via the simultaneous disappearance of her soul mate, Pierino, her cherished conversing parrot. whereas the police examine this sequence of attainable crimes, Freda will proceed embalming by means of day, unleashing her caged passions at evening in a seedy cabaret (until a sad fireplace leaves the owner with a tuba caught on his head), attempting to make do with a speaking hamster in lieu of pricey Pierino . . . and recalling the vagaries of lifestyles that led her to this unlucky juncture.
By Heinrich Steinfest
Meisterpolizistin Lilli Steinbeck hat eine Vergangenheit namens Ivo. Eine traurige Vergangenheit, der sie ihre Klingonennase verdankt. Jahre später bekommt diese Vergangenheit plötzlich Gegenwart eingehaucht, als Ivo durch einen rätselhaften Auftrag aus seinem beschaulichen, aber lillilosen Leben als Baumheiler in der württembergischen Provinz gerissen wird. Er soll für ein Pharma-Unternehmen einen Baum aus der sibirischen Tundra holen. Als Helfer stellt guy ihm den rotbemützten Knaben Spirou zur Seite, der nicht nur zufällig so heißt wie eine sehr bekannte belgische Comicfigur … Ihr Auftrag führt Ivo und Spirou in eine unterirdische Verbrecherrepublik – und vielleicht brauchte es genau diesen Umweg auf der Suche nach dem Wunderbaum, damit Ivo Lilli noch einmal begegnen könnte.
By Mary Kay Andrews
“Laced with humor and a feeling of position that oozes the aroma of magnolia blossoms.”
“[A] Southern-fried romp.”
Whether it’s a secret, sassy women’s fiction, or a mixture of the 2, New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews continuously provides her fanatics a learn to recollect. And now she’s throwing a Hissy Fit, within the very best experience. A scrumptious story of revenge and upkeep, Hissy Fit tells of a wronged spitfire who’s made up our minds to determine that the no-good lowdown, mendacity, dishonest varmint of an ex-fiancé who ruined her lifestyles and her company will get the comeuppance he so richly deserves…even as she struggles to revitalize a broken-down antebellum mansion for a hunky, if a little bit ordinary, neighborhood businessman. in the event you just like the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin, or are a loyal follower of Rebecca Wells or Jill Conner Browne’s candy Potato Queens, then Mary Kay’s Hissy Fit isn't to be missed.
By Yuri Olesha, Ken Kafuls, Marian Schwartz
A brand new York assessment Books Original
One of the delights of Russian literature, a journey de strength that has been in comparison to the easiest of Nabokov and Bulgakov, Yuri Olesha’s novella Envy brings jointly slicing social satire, slapstick humor, and a wild visionary streak. Andrei is a version Soviet citizen, a swaggeringly self-satisfied rich person of the nutrition who intends to revolutionize glossy existence with heavily produced sausage. Nikolai is a loser. discovering him inebriated within the gutter, Andrei offers him a mattress for the evening and a task as a gofer. Nikolai takes what he can, yet that doesn’t suggest he’s thankful. Griping, sulking, grovelingly abject, he despises every thing Andrei believes in, whether he envies him his each breath.
Producer and sponger, insider and outcast, grasp and guy struggle from side to side within the pages of Olesha’s anarchic comedy. it's a contest of wills during which not anything is bound other than the incorrigible human center.
Marian Schwartz’s new English translation of Envy brilliantly captures the strength of Olesha’s masterpiece.
By Jennifer Crusie
New York Times bestselling novelist Jennifer Crusie combines fast paced banter, attractive events, and unforgettable characters during this pleasant romance approximately reluctant fanatics who couldn’t be extra unsuitable approximately being correct for every other.
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Dennie Banks is an investigative reporter chasing down the largest tale of her profession. Alec Prentice is a central authority agent operating undercover to capture an elusive grifter. after they meet unintentionally, it’s a case of incorrect identities initially sight. What they don’t mistake is the moment appeal they've got for every different, an allure they’ll do every little thing of their strength to resist—because Dennie thinks that Alec is operating interference for her interview topic, and Alec suspects that Dennie is associated with his swindler. because the confusion grows, so do their emotions for every different, and what starts off as a romantic comedy of mistakes could lead to the affection affair of an entire life.
By Michael Zadoorian
John and Ella Robina have shared an excellent lifestyles for greater than fifty years. Now of their eighties, Ella suffers from melanoma and has selected to prevent remedy. John has Alzheimer's. craving for one final experience, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the grownup young children and medical professionals who appear to run their lives to thieve clear of their domestic in suburban Detroit on a forbidden holiday of rediscovery. With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 relaxation Seeker RV alongside the forgotten roads of direction sixty six towards Disneyland looking for a prior they're having a damned not easy time remembering. but Ella is set to end up that, in terms of lifestyles, somebody can return for seconds—sneak a bit additional time, seize a small component more—even whilst every person says you cannot. Darkly observant, informed with humor, affection, and a marginally of irony, The relaxation Seeker is an odyssey during the ghost cities, abandoned trailer parks, forgotten vacationer sights, tremendous roadside icons, and crumbling again roads of the USA. finally it's the tale of Ella and John: the folks they stumble upon, the issues they triumph over, the reports they've got lived, the affection they proportion, and their braveness to take again the tip in their personal lives.
By Siri Mitchell
Within the small Puritan group of Stoneybrooke, Massachusetts, Susannah Phillips sticks out either for her personality and wonder. She desires just a easy lifestyles yet quickly reveals herself pursued by way of the town's wealthiest bachelor and by means of a roguish army captain despatched to guard them. One isn't what he turns out and one is greater than he turns out. In attempting to detect precise love's direction, Susannah is helped via the main not likely of allies, a wounded lady who lives invisible and neglected of their city. because the intensity, ardour, and sacrifice of affection is printed to Susannah, she starts to query the principles and rules of her early life religion. In a group the place grace is unknown, what expense will she pay for embracing love?
By Fannie Flagg
Combining southern heat with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers again to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, the place the main not going and superb stories of a high-spirited octogenarian encourage a city to think of the age-old query: Why are we here?
Life is the strangest factor. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, identifying figs, and the following factor she is familiar with, she is off on an event she by no means dreamed of, operating into humans she by no means in one million years anticipated to satisfy. in the meantime, again domestic, Elner’s fearful, high-strung niece Norma faints and lands up in mattress with a chilly rag on her head; Elner’s neighbor Verbena rushes instantly to the Bible; her truck driving force good friend, Luther Griggs, runs his eighteen-wheeler right into a ditch–and the total city is thrown for a loop and left puzzling over, “What is lifestyles all approximately, anyway?” aside from Tot Whooten, who owns Tot’s inform It love it Is attractiveness store. Her major trouble is that the top of the area may well come earlier than she will gather her social security.
In this comedy-mystery, these close to and expensive to Elner become aware of whatever really good: Heaven is really here, right away, with humans you like, buddies you support, friendships you retain. Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven is evidence once again that Fannie Flagg “was wear this earth to write down” (Southern Living), spinning stories as candy and fresh as iced tea on a summer season day, with a bit additional kick thrown in.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Sophie Kinsella
Becky Brandon thinks that having a daughter is a dream come precise: a buying pal for all times! yet two-year-old Minnie has a particularly various method of purchasing. The boy or girl creates havoc in all places she is going, from Harrods to her personal christening. On most sensible of every thing else, Becky and Luke are nonetheless dwelling together with her mom and dad (the deal on residence #4 has fallen through), while by surprise there’s an immense national monetary crisis.
With humans having to reduce, Becky makes a decision to throw a shock get together for Luke to cheer everybody up. but if expenditures begin to spiral uncontrolled, she needs to come to a decision even if to simply accept support from an unforeseen source—and hence run the chance of wounding the individual she loves. Will Becky have the capacity to pull off the party of the 12 months? Will she and Luke ever discover a domestic in their personal? Will Minnie ever learn how to behave? And . . . most vital . . . will Becky’s mystery needs ever come true?
Praise for Mini Shopaholic
“Frothy enjoyable . . . swifter than a swiping Visa, extra robust than a two-for-one coupon, in a position to purchase entire wardrobes in one dash throughout the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post
“A page-turner . . . [Sophie] Kinsella at her so much hilarious best.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram
“Screamingly funny.”—USA Today