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A visitor from Peru, happening upon an exhibition of photographs from the Amazon jungle in an obscure Florentine picture gallery, finds his attention drawn to a picture of a tribal storyteller seated among a circle of Michiguenga Indians. There is something odd about the storyteller. He is too light-skinned to be an Indian. As the visitor stares at the photograph, it dawns on him that he knows this man. The storyteller is his long-lost friend, Saul Zuratas, his classmate from university who was thought to have disappeared in Israel. The Storyteller is a brilliant and compelling study of the world of the primitive and its place in our own modern lives. Continue Reading

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"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Modern Lovers, about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter, Sylvia, has graduated from high school. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is a story of the sides of ourselves that we choose to show and those we try to conceal, of the ways we tear each other down and build each other up again, and the bonds that ultimately hold us together. With wry humor and tremendous heart, Emma Straub delivers a richly satisfying story of a family in the midst of a maelstrom of change, emerging irrevocably altered yet whole. From the Hardcover edition. Continue Reading

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The Orient Express was stopped in the night by snowdrifts. The next morning, a man in a compartment lay dead - stabbed. Since the snow outside was unbroken, the murderer was still on the train. Continue Reading

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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. Continue Reading

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Easy Step by Step Guide For Kids To Understand The Basics of Drawing Pet Animals and Birds. The "How To Draw Pets" guide will enable your child to communicate with the outside world with visual intelligence. They will learn to express their feelings, emotions and wants more efficiently. Peter Child's " How To Draw Pets" will help your children develop important cognitive skill . They will learn to express their emotions by drawing dogs , cats, fishes, birds and other pets that they see in the house and in the TV . This will teach them how to become a better artist. This book in targeted towards young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical and drawing skills and build a repertoire of skills. Gradually your children will learn to express their feeling towards their family, friends and loved ones. They will learn to adapt to different situation and take action accordingly. For example, they will learn to recognize a Hamster in the TV that they had drawn earlier. With time , your children will build in confidence in drawing . At the same time they will be confident to recognize common animals and reproduce any animal that they see. If you are looking for a drawing book to guide your kids through step by step, you got it! This book is simple at the same time challenging. Simplicity will mean that your children will enjoy their work. Challenging will mean that they won't get bored . They will progress higher by going through the steps. Even the youngest artists can learn how to draw pets step by step from basic shapes such as circles and ellipses. This book shows 36 examples of pets such as different breeds of Dogs, Cats and Fishes . There are some surprising pets like Alpaca , Canary, Cockatiel, Ferret, Frog, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Hermit Crab, Iguana, Parakeet, Salamander, Toad, Toucan, Turtle and so on. Benefits of the book: "How To Draw Pets" by Peter Childs will help you children with- Communication skills. Memory and recognition skills Hand-Eye co-ordinations Early art concept Pride is drawing Understanding of the world Motivation and patience Color vocabulary Don’t let your child fall behind. This isn’t necessarily about the quality of their current artwork, it is about their ability to communicate with their surroundings. Order this book and you will see how the simple process of improving your child’s ability to draw pets will translate into an improved ability to connect with the world. Continue Reading