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Brief Loves That Live Forever

Brief Loves That Live Forever

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A beautifully observed and moving account of love and the human spirit in the Soviet era

In Soviet Russia the desire for freedom is also a desire for the freedom to love. Lovers live as outlaws, traitors to the collective spirit, and love is more intense when it feels like an act of resistance. Now entering middle age, an orphan recalls the fleeting moments that have never left him-a scorching day in a blossoming orchard with a woman who loves another; a furtive, desperate affair in a Black Sea resort; the bunch of snowdrops a crippled childhood friend gave him to give to his lover. As the dreary Brezhnev era gives way to perestroika and the fall of Communism, the orphan uncovers the truth behind the life of Dmitri Ress, whose tragic fate embodies the unbreakable bond between love and freedom.

"Makine has been compared to Stendhal, Tolstoy and Proust; our best historians of the Soviet era queue up to pronounce him one of the finest living writers on the period; and he is regularly tipped to be among the contenders for the next Nobel in literature." -The Daily Telegraph

Bright Baby Slide and Find Words/Palabras

Bright Baby Slide and Find Words/Palabras

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An ideal introduction to English and Spanish, Roger Priddy's Bright Baby: Words/Palabras is a first learning book for children to develop bilingual skills.

With exciting touch and feel textures of colorful objects for your baby to discover through sliding windows, this interactive book offers children the opportunity to learn vocabulary in two languages from an early age.

Brodeck

Brodeck

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A powerful and moving novel about the ravages war and the need to tell the truth, even in the face of adversity.

After the close of a great war, a mysterious stranger arrives in a small European village. He is an artist and he begins sketching the villagers, showing the painful reality of the crimes and betrayals the war left in its wake. Consumed by distrust, the villagers conspire and murder him. The authorities commission Brodeck, a timid, low-level bureaucrat, to write a report that essentially whitewashes the incident. Brodeck agrees to write the official account, but he simultaneously sets down his version of the incident in a parallel narrative, which interweaves his own horrific experiences as a prisoner of war, the truth about the stranger's disappearance, and the dark secrets the villagers have fought fiercely to keep hidden.

Buddenbrooks

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C'est Moi Le Plus Beau

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Cage in Search of a Bird

Cage in Search of a Bird

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Now in paperback, A Cage in Search of a Bird is the gripping story of two women caught in the vise of a terrible delusion.

Laura Wilmote is a television journalist living in Paris. Her life couldn't be better--a stimulating job, a loving boyfriend, interesting friends--until her phone rings in the middle of one night. It is C., an old school friend whom Laura recently helped find a job at the same television station: "My phone rang. I knew right away it was you."

Thus begins the story of C.'s unrelenting, obsessive, incurable love/hatred of Laura. She is convinced that Laura shares her love, but cannot--or will not--admit it. C. begins to dress as Laura, to make her friends and family her own, and even succeeds in working alongside Laura on the unique program that is Laura's signature achievement. The obsession escalates, yet is artfully hidden. It is Laura who is perceived as the aggressor at work, Laura who appears unwell, Laura who is losing it. Even Laura's adoring boyfriend begins to question her. Laura seeks the counsel of a psychiatrist who diagnoses C. with De Clérambault syndrome--she is convinced that Laura is in love with her. And worse, the syndrome can only end in one of two ways: the death of the patient, or that of the object of the obsession.

A Cage in Search of a Bird is the gripping story of two women caught in the vise of a terrible delusion. Florence Noiville brilliantly narrates this story of obsession and one woman's attempts to escape the irrational love of another--an inescapable, never-ending love, a love that can only end badly.

Candide et autres contes

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Caramelo: En Espanol

Caramelo: En Espanol

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La célebre autora de La casa en Mango Street, y ganadora del PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature 2019, nos ofrece una nueva y extraordinaria novela narrada en un lenguaje de una originalidad arro-lladora: es la historia de varias generaciones de una familia méxicoamericana cuyas voces crean un des-lumbrante y vivo tapiz de humor y de pasión, hecho con la esencia misma de la vida.

La abuela de Lala Reyes es descendiente de una familia de afamados reboceros. El rebozo de rayas color caramelo es el más bello de todos y aquél que llega a pertenecer a Lala, al igual que la historia familiar que éste representa. La novela comienza con el viaje anual en automóvil de los Reyes--una caravana desbordante de niños, risas y pleitos-- desde Chicago hasta el «otro lado» la Ciudad de México. Es aquí que Lala cada año escucha las historias de su familia y trata de separar la verdad de las «mentiras sanas» que han resonado de una generación a otra. Viajamos desde la Ciudad de México, que era el «París del Nuevo Mundo» a las calles llenas de música de Chicago en los albores de los locos años veinte y, finalmente, a la difícil adolescencia de Lala en la tierra no tan exactamente prometida de San Antonio, Texas.

Caramelo es una historia sabia, vital y romántica, sobre el lugar de origen, algunas veces real, algu-nas veces imaginado. Vívida, graciosa, íntima e histórica, es una obra brillante destinada a convertirse en un clásico: una nueva novela de gran importancia de una de las escritoras más queridas de nuestro país.

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From the winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

Every year, Ceyala "Lala" Reyes' family--aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, and Lala's six older brothers--packs up three cars and, in a wild ride, drive from Chicago to the Little Grandfather and Awful Grandmother's house in Mexico City for the summer. Struggling to find a voice above the boom of her brothers and to understand her place on this side of the border and that, Lala is a shrewd observer of family life. But when she starts telling the Awful Grandmother's life story, seeking clues to how she got to be so awful, grandmother accuses Lala of exaggerating. Soon, a multigenerational family narrative turns into a whirlwind exploration of storytelling, lies, and life. Like the cherished rebozo, or shawl, that has been passed down through generations of Reyes women, Caramelo is alive with the vibrations of history, family, and love.

Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin

Cassell's Latin Dictionary: Latin-English, English-Latin

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Since its first appearance in 1854, this dictionary has remained constant in its appeal to scholars through its many revisions. This Latin dictionary is among the best of its kind, reliable, compact and adequate for the needs of all save the specialist. Simpson has produced a book typographically easy to consult, combining elegance with utility. This edition incorporates English idioms and Latin spelling, includes general classical information where appropriate, shows long and short vowels where not immediately apparent, indicates irregular plural forms, cites and quotes ancient classical authors, and suggests paraphrases to express modern English in classical Latin form.

Ce que je sais de Vera Candida

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Ce sont des choses qui arrivent: roman

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1945. Saint-Pierre-de-Chaillot, l'une des paroisses les plus huppees de Paris. Toute l'aristocratie, beaucoup de la politique et pas mal de l'art francais se pressent pour enterrer la duchesse de Sorrente. Cette femme si elegante a traverse la guerre d'une bien etrange facon. Elle portait en elle un secret. Les gens du monde l'ont partage en silence. Ce sont des choses qui arrivent, a-t-on murmure avec indulgence.Revoici donc la guerre, la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la guerre de Natalie de Sorrente. A l'heure ou la filiation decide du sort de tant d'etres humains, comment cette femme frivole va-t-elle affronter la revelation de ses origines ?Les affaires de famille, ce sont des choses qu'on tait. La litterature, ce sont des choses qu'on raconte. Dans ce roman ou l'ironie est a la mesure du fracas des temps, Pauline Dreyfus revele une partie du drame francais.

Chanson douce

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Charlie Y La Fábrica de Chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory = Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Y La Fábrica de Chocolate / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory = Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate es una historia de Roald Dahl, el gran autor de literatura infantil.

El señor Wonka, dueño de la magnífica fábrica de chocolate, ha escondido cinco billetes de oro en sus chocolatinas. Quienes los encuentren serán los elegidos para visitar la fábrica. Charlie tiene la fortuna de encontrar uno de esos billetes y, a partir de ese momento, su vida cambiará para siempre.

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Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Charlotte

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Chateau de Ma Mere

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Le plus beau livre sur l'amitié enfantine: un matin de chasse dans les collines, Marcel rencontre le petit paysan., Lili des Bellons. Ses vacances et sa vie entière en seront illuminées.

Un an après La Gloire de mon père, Marcel Pagnol pensait conclure ses Souvenirs d'enfance avec ce Château de ma mère (1958), deuxième volet de ce qu il considérait comme un diptyque, s'achevant sur la scène célèbre du féroce gardien effrayant la timide Augustine. Le petit Marcel., après la tendresse familiale, a découvert l'amitié avec le merveilleux Lili., sans doute le plus attachant de ses personnages. Le livre se clôt sur un épilogue mélancolique., poignante élégie au temps qui a passé. Pagnol y fait vibrer les cordes d'une gravité à laquelle il a rarement habitué ses lecteurs.

« Hé ! l'ami !
Je vis un garçon de mon âge qui me regardait sévèrement. Il ne faut pas toucher les pièges des autres. dit-il. Un piège, c'est sacré ! - Je n'allais pas le prendre, dis-je. Je voulais voir l'oiseau.
II s'approcha: c 'était un petit paysan. Il était, brun, avec un fin visage provençal, des yeux noirs et de longs cils de fille. »





Check-Point

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Cheri and the Last of Cheri

Cheri and the Last of Cheri

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Two volumes of Colette's most beloved works, with a new Introduction by Judith Thurman.

Chéri, together with The Last of Chéri, is a classic story of a love affair between a very young man and a charming older woman. The amour between Fred Peloux, the beautiful gigolo known as Chéri, and the courtesan Léa de Lonval tenderly depicts the devotion that stems from desire, and is an honest account of the most human preoccupations of youth and middle age. With compassionate insight Colette paints a full-length double portrait using an impressionistic style all her own.

Chineasy for Children

Chineasy for Children

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A lively introduction for children to written Chinese, Chineasy(R) for Children makes learning Chinese fun and simple. The book features playful illustrations by Noma Bar that relate each character's shape to its meaning, alongside games and activities to make learning interactive.

Introductory spreads explain how Chinese is written in pictograms--characters form building blocks for other words and sentences. Subsequent spreads feature lively scenes that help children to recognize over 100 Chinese characters. The book is organized by themes such as numbers, family, animals, and food, each section covering vocabulary within that topic. Stories about the development of characters and customs provide the perfect introduction to Chinese culture, while games and activities allow children to put into practice what they have learned. The book also features a picture library of characters for avid linguists to memorize as well as guidance on Mandarin pronunciation.