Seven Days Dead
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|Author||: John Farrow|
|Editor||: Minotaur Books|
During an epic storm in the Gulf of Maine a lone woman races--first by car, then by a life-threatening sea crossing--to the island of Grand Manan. Her father is dying—will she make it in time? Others also venture out into the maelstrom that night, including a mysterious band of men and women who gather on Seven Days Work, the sheer cliff that overlooks the wild sea. A housekeeper, a pastor, and a strange recluse are also wandering about out in the tempest. Who else risks being out in the turbulent black night? And how many murder victims will be revealed at the break of dawn? Such questions will engage retired Montreal detective Émile Cinq-Mars. He and his wife seek shelter from the same storm as they make their way to the island for a rare summer vacation from both his police work and her horse stable. With a mounting death toll, a lengthy list of suspects, and a murder in the deep past that somehow affects the present, Cinq-Mars is drawn into uncovering ancient secrets that have led to murder. When the villainy turns against him, another race ensues, this time to solve the crimes before his visit to the island ends in tragedy. John Farrow's Seven Days Dead continues the Émile Cinq-Mars series of crime novels, which Booklist has called “one of the best series in crime fiction,”; Die Zeit in Germany has suggested it might be the best of all time.
|Author||: Emmanuel Twagirimana|
|Editor||: Holy Fire Publishing|
During the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Emmanuel was struck by shrapnel from a bomb that hit his neighbor's house, and he died. He narrates his journey to heaven and hell during his death experience. He speaks about the restoration and healing of his body which was decaying after seven days of death. (Motivation)
|Author||: Yu Hua|
From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China. Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly unprepared for the tempestuous changes that await him and his country. As a young man, he searches for a place to belong in a nation that is ceaselessly reinventing itself, but he remains on the edges of society. At age forty-one, he meets an accidental and unceremonious death. Lacking the money for a burial plot, he must roam the afterworld aimlessly, without rest. Over the course of seven days, he encounters the souls of the people he’s lost. As Yang Fei retraces the path of his life, we meet an extraordinary cast of characters: his adoptive father, his beautiful ex-wife, his neighbors who perished in the demolition of their homes. Traveling on, he sees that the afterworld encompasses all the casualties of today’s China—the organ sellers, the young suicides, the innocent convicts—as well as the hope for a better life to come. Yang Fei’s passage maps the contours of this vast nation—its absurdities, its sorrows, and its soul. Vivid, urgent, and panoramic, The Seventh Day affirms Yu Hua’s place as the standard-bearer of modern Chinese fiction.
|Author||: Francesca Hornak|
A family can’t escape their secrets when they’re forced to spend a week in quarantine in this “sharply funny” (People) novel—an Indie Next and #1 Library Reads Pick! It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter—who is usually off saving the world—will be joining them at Weyfield Hall. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. She's just returned from treating an epidemic abroad and has been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity, and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive....
|Author||: Sheri Fink|
|Editor||: Crown Publishing Group (NY)|
A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources. Reprint. A best-selling book. On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.
|Author||: Jonny Glynn|
|Editor||: Portobello Books|
'I am not a good man. I am not a bad man. In seven days I will be dead. My name is Peter Crumb. This is what remains ...' Peter Crumb is a man whose life has been derailed by a single, devastating act of violence in his past. Now, in what he intends to be his last week on Earth, he is determined to leave his mark upon humanity - randomly, unjustly, with infinite attention to detail. And Monday means murder ... Shatteringly well written, this is a car-crash-compelling description of a week in the hell inhabited by one splintered and savage soul - an unrehearsed and unputdownable Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for our times.
|Author||: Kelly Meding|
|Editor||: Dell Publishing Company|
Supernatural bounty hunter Evangeline Stone has three days to figure out who killed her, why the city's other hunters think she is a traitor, and why she was reincarnated in someone else's body, before she dies again.
|Author||: G. Michael Hopf|
|Editor||: G. Michael Hopf|
THE WORLD HAS ENDED, BUT A FATHER'S LOVE ENDURES. When the guns went silent and the last bombs were dropped, billions were lost and the world had become unrecognizable. Nine years later, Reid Flynn and his eight-year-old daughter, Hannah, live a protected life behind the walls and rules of their small hamlet, Deliverance. Life is hard there but safe... or so Reid thought until Hannah showed the first symptoms of the plague. Once someone was symptomatic with the plague, they’d die in a week’s time. With the clock ticking and only the rumor of a cure a thousand miles away, Reid must leave with Hannah in hopes that he’ll find the cure before the end of the seventh day.
|Author||: Clive Arthur Edwards,Edward F. Neuhauser|
|Editor||: Balogh Scientific Books|
Conferentieverslagen over: omzetting van dierlijk en menselijk afval door wormen, beheerstechniek betreffende deze omzetting, wormen als diervoeder, inschakeling van wormen bij de produktie van plantengroeimedia, wormen voor bodemverbetering, wormen als indicatoren voor milieuverontreiniging A collection of conference reports on the vermicomposting of human and animal waste, the production of hormone like compounds by worms, worms as soil improvers and worms as indicators of soil pollution
|Author||: Stuart Turton|
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express 'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
|Author||: Agnes Bushell|
Guatemala, revolutionaries, death squads, drug cartels, contras, visionaries, and gods wrestle for control. Openly gay American Patrick Day must calculate the odds in this literary thriller....Grabs the reader by the throat. With a spellbinding mixture of the fabulous and the terrifying, Bushell illuminates the tortured souls of Central American revolutionaries and their never-ending struggles.
|Author||: Toni Morrison|
Stunningly-designed new editions of Toni Morrison's best-known novels, published by Vintage Classics in celebration of her life and work. Soon after a local eccentric leaps from a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight, Macon 'Milkman' Dead III is born. Brought up by his well-off black family to revere the white world around him, Milkman strives to make sense of his conflicting identities. Always seeking flight in some way, he leaves his Michigan home for the South, retracing the steps of his forebears in search of his own buried heritage and is introduced to an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins; the inhabitants of a fully realised black world. Evocative and kaleidoscopic, Song of Solomon is a brilliantly imagined coming-of-age tale.
|Author||: Werner Diem,Marco Schöller|