Author: Walter Black
Category: Social Science
CAPTIVATING THE ESCAPE ARTIST is a modern day tale that explores same sex relationships. A gypsy boy from Algiers meets an aspiring composer-musician in San Francisco. In unseemly settings, they share lively conversations about ant etiquette, rude idioms, and a satirical history of mankind. Their two histories span childhood discoveries, the insecurities of teenagers, highs and lows of substance abuse, and the miracles of recovery. Told with self-effacing heart and humor, the two characters mature, showing a capacitiy for loving and sharing each other in a world worth living in - yes, a world scarred with war, but also filled with magic and wonder.
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
If you are a fan of Jodi Picoult or Susan Lewis, The Escape Artist is equal parts family drama, love story and thriller. Diane Chamberlain is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silent Sister and The Midwife's Confession. Susanna Miller loses custody of her eleven-month-old son, Tyler, but rather than turning the little boy over to her ex-husband and his new wife, she goes on the run. She dyes her hair, changes her name and escapes from Boulder, Colorado, leaving behind everyone she knows including Linc Sebastian, the man who has been her best friend since childhood and who knows her better than anyone. Susanna lands in Annapolis, Maryland, alone, frightened, and always looking over her shoulder for someone who might recognize her. Just as she's beginning to feel safe in her new surroundings, she stumbles across information that could save the lives of many people . . . if she's willing to take it to the police. But going to the authorities means revealing her identity, admitting her guilt and, worst of all, losing her son.
The Escape Artist
Author: Thomas Beller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A personal inquiry into the near-mythic life and canonical work of the late author of The Catcher in the Rye draws on in-depth interviews to discuss his Park Avenue childhood, work with the New Yorker and decision to live in isolation. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Judith Katz
Publisher: Bywater Books
When a Jewish diamond dealer visits 1910s Poland looking for a wife, the parents of Sofia Teitelbaum jump at the opportunity to marry her off, but on arrival in Buenos Aires, Sofia is put to work as a prostitute for the dealer's sister.
Author: Mark Sullivan
Publisher: Hachette UK
Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 2007: Robin Monarch is on a mission to gain possession of a politically sensitive object. Securing the target is child's play for Monarch, but exiting the jungle alive will pose a far greater challenge . . . Buenos Aires, 1987: An eighteen-year-old Robin Monarch has begun to question the dark direction the Brotherhood of Thieves is taking. As such, there is only one path he can now take: voice his objection, and - by doing so - risk his life. ROGUE GENESIS is a collection of two short stories (INCURSION and RENDITION) and one novella (THE ESCAPE ARTIST) introducing Robin Monarch - CIA agent, expert thief, and star of the explosive international thriller ROGUE.
Author: Fred Thursfield
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Do Spirits Return? Sherlock Holmes, Mary Watson, and Harry Houdini say No and prove it.
Life from the Saddle
Author: Matt Seaton
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For a time there were four bikes in Matt Seaton's life, a training bike, a track bike, a mountain bike and a racing bike. His evenings were spent doing the miles on the roads between South London and the North Downs. Weekends were taken up with Club meetings, road races and time trials - rides that took him to cold village halls at dawn and out onto the empty bypasses of Southern England.
zeitlose Strategien für Ihre erfolgreiche Geldanlage
Author: Charles D. Ellis
Wie kann ich mein Geld sicher und gewinnbringend investieren? Diese Frage stellen sich Anleger weltweit - und das nicht erst seit der Finanzkrise. Die treffende Antwort von Charles D. Ellis lautet: Das Erfolgsgeheimnis der privaten Geldanlage liegt darin, weniger Fehler zu machen als die anderen. Verständlich und zeitlos erklärt der Börsenexperte in diesem vollständig überarbeiteten Klassiker, warum man mit ausgewogenen, langfristigen und kostengünstigen Investments deutlich höhere Renditen erzielen kann als mit risikoreichem Stock Picking oder spekulativem Market Timing. Ein qualitativ anspruchsvoller und trotzdem verständlicher Ratgeber für alle Privatanleger!
A Reverse Tragedy
Author: Paul Pope
Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company
Author: Brad Meltzer
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.
Author: Jonathan Holland
On running away to Spain to escape his aunt, Frank finally has the opportunity to set about making his fantasies real among new friends. The discovery of a corpse is the ultimate sensational dream for Frank, but gradually the distinction between reality and fantasy starts to blur.
Author: Mayra Araujo
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: Young Adult Fiction
When eight-year-old Anna finally convinced her mother to adopt a cat, she had no idea how all their lives were about to change. After the events of a Halloween night gone horribly wrong, her teenage brother and friends find themselves at the center of a mystery that could endanger all their lives. A teenage boy is the focal point of a conspiracy still very much unknown. Not knowing anything about his past or even where he is from, he must learn to control himself, his emotions, and his cool in a completely unfamiliar setting and with a new home and family. Through many trials and tribulations, with his life in danger at every turn, and being the target of the school bully, he learns to love and to appreciate the gift of family and friends. Join Kevin and his friends in this story of friendship, courage, and adventure—a story that’s sure to please readers of all ages.
Author: Brad Meltzer
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
"Meltzer is a master and this is his best. Not since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have you seen a character like this. Get ready to meet Nola. If you've never tried Meltzer, this is the one."--Harlan Coben WHO IS NOLA BROWN? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead. Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run. Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes. Nola is the U.S. Army's artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war's aftermath and sharing observations about today's wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet. Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.
Author: Anita Kushwaha
The Escape Artist is the story of Nisha, a nine-year-old Indian-Canadian girl whose vivid imagination keeps her entertained in the loneliness she experiences as an only child and one of the few children in her neighbourhood. After her grandmother dies, her aunt Neela comes to live with Nisha and her parents. Neela suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder after having witnessed the death of her father when she was a girl. Neela and Nisha bond over their active imaginations, dreaming up adventures together in the room Neela all but refuses to leave Â- until an unexpected emergency.
A Gibraltarian Novel
Author: M.G. Sanchez
"So this, more or less, was how things stood for me at the end of 1981. I was twenty-nine years old and I was still on the lowest rung of the civil service pay scale and I lived alone in a three-bedroom government flat with twenty-four different sized statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...." Spanning over ten years and moving between locations as different as Cambridge, Venice and Gibraltar, THE ESCAPE ARTIST is a novel about loneliness and broken friendship and what it means to be Gibraltarian in a rapidly changing world. "Fascinating and highly readable. Sanchez is a new voice from the old world of Britain and its fading Empire." John A. Stotesbury, Professor in Postcolonial Literatures, Helsinki, Finland "M. G. Sanchez writes with feeling and heart." Emigdi Subirats i Sebastia, Catalonian novelist, poet, biographer and translator "Through a deft and innovative style M.G. Sanchez brings to the fore a strong sense of Gibraltarian identity." Dr Esterino Adami, Department of Humanities, University of Turin"
How Obama's Team Fumbled the Recovery
Author: Noam Scheiber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
FACING THE WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE 1930S, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HIRED A CRACK TEAM OF ESCAPE ARTISTS: financial wizards who had pulled off numerous white-knuckle getaways during the Clinton era and who were ready to do it all over again. Three years later, with the economy still in a rut, it’s clear that they fell far short. This is the inside story of what went wrong. The Escape Artists features previously undisclosed internal documents and extensive, original reporting from the highest levels of the administration. Star White House journalist Noam Scheiber reveals the mistakes and missed opportunities that kept the president’s pedigreed team from steering the economy in the right direction. He shows what responsibility the president bears for those missteps, what bold actions his brain trust refused to take despite its preternatural confidence, and how the White House was regularly outmaneuvered by Republicans in Congress. Tracking the administration’s efforts deep into the fall of 2011, The Escape Artists provides a gripping look inside the meeting rooms, in-boxes, and minds of the men who tried to manage the defining crisis of the Obama presidency: how the very qualities that made these men and women escape artists in the 1990s ultimately failed them. *** THREE YEARS INTO THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS PAINFULLY HIGH, THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR HAD WIDENED, AND THE STIMULUS HAD NOT DONE ENOUGH TO BRING JOBS BACK. WHAT WENT WRONG? A PRESIDENT WITH OTHER PRIORITIES . . . Barack Obama hadn’t run for president just so he could clean up someone else’s mess, however urgent the task. He’d run for president to usher in once-in-a-generation achievements like health care reform—“to change the trajectory of America.” Timothy Geithner remarked to President-elect Obama that “your signature accomplishment is going to be preventing a Great Depression.” Obama’s response was slightly jarring. “That’s not enough for me,” he said. It dawned on Geithner that he and his colleagues were a sideshow rather than the main attraction. “If you don’t do that, nothing else is possible,” Geithner protested. “Yeah,” Obama repeated, “but that’s not enough.” AN ECONOMIC TEAM RELUCTANT TO TAKE BOLD ACTION . . . David Axelrod was preparing Christina Romer, Obama’s chief economist, for a Sunday talk show. Many experts were voicing doubts about the size of the original package, and so Axelrod asked, “Was the stimulus big enough?” Without hesitating, Romer responded, “Abso-f---ing-lutely not.” She said it half-jokingly; Axelrod did not seem amused. AND A BRAIN TRUST THAT BELIEVED IT KNEW BETTER . . . It was the worst of all worlds for the Obama administration: a country that took one look at the languishing economy and another at the recovery on Wall Street and concluded that its government had put big banks ahead of ordinary people. Generously, the S&P officials didn’t point out any of this. Instead, the leader of the group confessed that the agency was mostly concerned about the prospects for bipartisan compromise. At this, Geithner became dismissive. His message was unmistakable: TRUST US, WE’VE DONE THIS BEFORE.
Author: Karen Heuler
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
A high-wire walker encounters an angel. From O. Henry Award-winner Karen Heuler's Inner City, this short story is one of a set of fifteen compelling works of strange and surreal beauty. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.