Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex menage-a-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
The funny, touching and unpredictable No. 1 New York Times bestseller from the 15 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove
It's New Year's Eve and House Tricks estate agents are hosting an open viewing in an up-market apartment when an incompetent bank robber rushes in and politely takes everyone hostage.
For Anna-Lena and Roger, busy buying-up apartments to fill the hole in their marriage, it's something else to talk about. For Julia and Ro, panicky parents-to-be, it's yet another worry. Lonely bank manager Zara only came here for the view. While 87-year-old grandmother Estelle seems rather pleased by the company . . . As the police gather outside, the anxious strangers huddled within try to make the best of a very sticky situation - but could it be that they have a whole lot more in common than meets the eye?
First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, lauded for its brilliant synthesis of mystery, satire, sex, horror, and poetic prose (Washington Post) and as a modern phantasmagoria that distills the essence of America (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). It is the story of Shadow released from prison just days after his wife and best friend are killed in an accident who gets recruited to be bodyguard, driver, and errand boy for the enigmatic trickster, Mr. Wednesday. So begins Shadow s dark and strange road trip, one that introduces him to a host of eccentric characters whose fates are mysteriously intertwined with his own. For, beneath the placid surface of everyday life, a storm is brewing an epic war for the very soul of America and Shadow is standing squarely in its path.
The hypnotic, deeply seductive novels of Anne Rice have captivated millions of fans around the world. It all began a quarter of a century ago with Interview with the Vampire. Now, in one chilling volume, here are the first three classic novels of the Vampire Chronicles. In Interview with the Vampire, witness the confessions of a vampire. A novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force, it is a story of danger and flight, love and loss, suspense and resolution, and the extraordinary power of the senses. the Vampire Lestat focuses on Lestat, who was once an aristocrat from pre-revolutionary France, but now a rock star in the decadent 1980s. Lestat rushes through the centuries seeking to fathom the mystery of his existence. His is a mesmerizing story–passionate and thrilling. In Queen of the Damned, Akasha, the Queen of the Damned, has risen from a 6000-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night. She has a marvelously devious plan to “save” mankind–in this vivid novel of the erotic, electrifying world of the undead.
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Claire Randall viert in 1945 de hereniging met haar man Frank met een tweede huwelijksreis naar de Schotse Hooglanden. Tijdens een wandeling stuit Claire op een steencirkel… en ze wordt wakker in het onbekende en gevaarlijke Schotland van 1743. Al snel komt ze erachter dat niet alleen haar leven op het spel staat, maar ook haar hart. De onweerstaanbare jonge Schot Jamie Fraser laat haar kennismaken met een zo vurige passie en een zo allesomvattende liefde, dat Claire verscheurd wordt tussen twee volkomen verschillende mannen en twee onverenigbare levens.
De reiziger is een verhaal vol passie en avontuur, angst en verraad… en een liefde die alle barrières van plaats en tijd overstijgt.