Scent of a Woman by Giovanni Arpino

By Giovanni Arpino

Squaddies commute throughout Italy on the peak of summer time, passing via Genoa, Rome and Naples. one of many squaddies is blind, swish, gleefully vicious and wears a prosthetic arm; the opposite, 20 years his junior, is his consultant. yet as those males drink their manner via bars, brothels and educate carriages, who's guiding who? in simple terms as they reluctantly strategy the blind man's vacation spot, and a stifled love affair, does the aim of the journey develop into tragically transparent. the muse for 2 acclaimed motion pictures, odor of a girl is a lyrical exploration of remorse, defiance, and what it rather skill to determine.

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Master's Mates (Cliff Hardy series) by Peter Corris

By Peter Corris

During this hard-boiled detective novel, inner most investigator Cliff Hardy is calling ahead to his new task. while wealthy, appealing Lorraine grasp hires him to seem into the situations surrounding her husband's conviction for smuggling heroin at the island paradise of recent Caledonia, Hardy welcomes the assumption of per week on a beneficiant fee account below a tropical sky. yet his island break out proves to be something yet enjoyable as he unearths Stewart Master's enterprise affiliates to be a tough and unsafe bunch. The motion returns to Hardy's basic stomping grounds of Sydney, Australia, the place he and his patron develop into objectives in an complicated conspiracy long gone heavily fallacious and tangle with a difficult legal professional and a corrupt ex-cop. With punchy discussion and unique settings, this can be a clean experience for a well-established personality with a global following.

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Aluminium Structural Design by Federico M. Mazzolani (eds.)

By Federico M. Mazzolani (eds.)

The topic of the ebook is the layout of aluminium alloys constructions. the topic is handled from varied issues of view, like know-how, idea, codification and functions. Aluminium alloys are effectively hired within the transportation undefined; A parallel development has been saw within the final many years in civil engineering buildings, the place aluminium alloys compete with metal (long-span roofing, bridges, hydraulic constructions, offshore superstructures). This quantity collects the lectures of out-standing overseas specialists, who're all fascinated by the codification job of Eurocode nine on Aluminium Structural layout. It illustrates, with specific connection with the fields of transportation and civil engineering, the fundamental layout rules from the fabric houses and the technological points in their software, to the overview of the resistance of the structural components (member and plates) lower than static, dynamic and fatigue loading conditions.

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On the Couch by Alisa Kwitney

By Alisa Kwitney

After going for greater than a 12 months with out a date -- a list in ny urban -- Marlowe Riddle has ultimately met a broodingly horny, sharply clever guy who's basically attracted to making greater than well mannered dialog. the one challenge: Joseph Kain is an NYPD detective sincerely less than the wrong effect that Marlowe is a decision lady. yet whereas Marlowe does take cash for spending time with strangers in her dear higher West part residence, she's a psychologist -- now not Manhattan's resolution to the Mayflower Madam! A truth she has no goal of telling Joe ... a minimum of no longer until eventually she finishes her study undertaking at the "Behavioral results of Disguising Identity." yet Marlowe's no longer the single one attempting to secretively achieve info ... and it really is turning into more and more doubtful who's seducing whom. simply because occasionally the one option to examine what a guy relatively desires ... is to get him at the sofa.

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The Canadian Small Business Owner's Guide to Financial by Barry and Mark McNulty

By Barry and Mark McNulty

Instructed via a sequence of more and more frantic e-mails, E-Mails from the sting lines the circuitous profession of Constance Beaman, a middling center supervisor at a multi-national company. She is bounced between a kaleidoscopic collection of bosses, squeezed during the merger ringer, shaken via excruciating workouts in staff construction, and compelled to exude ardour opposed to her will. Constance veers off her profession direction and right into a sequence of outrageous acts that mock the corporation’s will to strength.

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Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower

By Sarah Bower

A infamous Duke An notorious Duchess An blameless lady Violante isn't really presupposed to be the following, in a single of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn't really presupposed to be a lady-in-waiting to the attractive Lucrezia Borgia. however the related secretive  politics that driven Lucrezia's father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish panorama of ardour and ambition. Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those that see just a scheming harlot, and all of the whispers approximately her brother, Cesare Borgia, by no means printed the soul of the fellow who dances shut with Violante. yet those that input the home of Borgia are by no means particularly a similar once they leave-if they depart in any respect. Violante's position in background will try her middle and depart her the mum or dad of harmful secrets and techniques she needs to hold to the grave. What Readers Are announcing "Glittering, lovely, compelling, and stunning." "A richly fulfilling old novel. It merits prizes." (20110124)

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Literary Luxuries: American Writing at the End of the by Joe David Bellamy

By Joe David Bellamy

From the Iowa Writers Workshop to the halls of Congress and the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, from the area of literary magazines and writers' meetings to the weird realm of the late-twentieth-century American English division, Literary Luxuries takes the reader on a guided travel of yankee literary lifestyles in our time--and the forces threatening its lifestyles. Joe David Bellamy has been an important determine at the literary scene over the last 3 a long time; as a "literary Everyman," he deals in Literary Luxuries a particular and useful standpoint at the tradition wars, on schooling and the mind's eye, on specific writers and significant literary and aesthetic routine, at the function of presidency in fostering cultural improvement, and at the daily strife of the writer's existence within the usa. As director of the literature software of the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, Bellamy had the unenviable job of attempting to convince Congress and usual voters that American literature is beneficial of aid, and in Literary Luxuries he keeps that discuss and is helping us to appreciate its implications: "Literature is our nationwide treasury of language and elegance and our greatest reckoning approximately human lifestyles, because it is lived during this time and place." half memoir, half critique, half impassioned security of yankee literary tradition and the values it espouses and struggles to uphold, Literary Luxuries bargains unforgettable statement at the literary existence within the usa over the past many years of the 20 th century as defined from the point of view of 1 of its key members.

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