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- Autor: Sally Piper
- Editor: Legend Press
- Data de publicação: 2019-08-01
- Tag: graces, table, english, edition
Grace has not had twelve people at her table for a long time. Hers isn’t the kind of family who share regular Sunday meals. But it isn’t every day you turn seventy.
As Grace prepares the feast, she reflects on her life, her marriage and her friendships. When the three generations come together, simmering tensions from the past threaten to boil over. The one thing that no one can talk about is the one thing that no one can forget.
- Autor: Sally Piper
- Editor: Legend Press
- Data de publicação: 2019-02-01
- Tag: geography, friendship, english, edition
Women’s Weekly Book Club Great Read
When three women set off on a hike through the wilderness they are anticipating the adventure of a lifetime. Over the next five days, as they face up to the challenging terrain, it soon becomes clear they are not alone.
Lisa, Samantha and Nicole have known each other since school. Lisa is a fighter, Samantha a peacekeeper and Nicole a rule follower. United they bring out the best in one another.
Only once it is too late for them to turn back do they appreciate the danger they are in. Their friendship is tested, and each of them must make a choice that will change their lives forever.
‘The atmosphere in the Geography of Friendship is so charged, I often found myself clenching my jaw and getting goosebumps as I read. The descriptions of the Australian bush are so vibrant and evocative… The bush feels alive in this book – vast, daunting and full of lurking dangers… Heartbreakingly honest and fiercely emotional… a remarkable book that is bound to appeal to fans of Jane Harper and Liane Moriarty’ Honey
‘Piper gloriously demonstrates how to hook your readers and make them desperate to know the ending… Piper’s novel is an exploration of how the past can come to define ourselves, and a testament to the bonds of complicated friendship and to the relentless, isolating and utterly terrifying nature of the Australian bush’ Books + Publishing Review
‘There’s a little bit of Big Little Lies about this deft and powerful study of female friendships under pressure… this lyrical Queensland-based author has a style and tone all of her own which sucks you in and holds you in its seductive embrace, almost unable to breathe… a page-turner… a book dripping in the raw beauty of the Australian landscape’ Women’s Weekly Australia
‘Piper has achieved that glorious, decisive moment in any great novel where the reader becomes desperate to know the ending. If you loved Jane Harper’s Force of Nature, prepare yourself for another page-turning adventure’ Readings Monthly
‘An ambitious novel’ Weekend Australian
'This is a novel full of wit, nostalgia and pathos. It made me laugh and it made me cry... I loved this book and since finishing it a few days ago I have really missed Betsy Sunshine. She is a character that is truly alive with every word you read on the page' Novel Delights
- Autor: Jules Verne
- Editor: SC Active Business Development SRL
- Data de publicação: 2017-11-30
- ISBN: 9786069834824
- Número de páginas: 248 pages
- Tag: antarctic, mystery
But strange as the journey may be, it's nowhere near as strange as what they will find waiting at its end.
One of the lesser known novels by Jules Verne, but certainly a novel that is worth reading, An Antarctic Mystery or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields is a fictional travelogue that describes the narrator's adventures as he travels from Kerguelen Islands, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, towards the South Pole.
The novel is the account of the journey made by Jeorling, a rich American who has been studying the wildlife on Kerguelen Islands and is now looking for a way to return to America. However, the journey cannot be that straight - the ship that Jeorling travels by meets an iceberg with a dead body on it and they find a note indicating that some of the crew of the Jane, Pym's ship might still be alive, so Jeorling and the crew of his ship go to find out if that is true. The journey is, of course, full of adventures and mysteries, some of which get solved by the end of the book, while others remain mysteries for good, to be solved by the reader's imagination.
An Antarctic Mystery comes with all features that make Verne so fascinating. The narrative is as detailed as any of the more famous Verne novels, it unfolds in the typical rhythm and there are just as many detailed and scientific descriptions. The book leaves a lot to the reader's fantasy, too - written in an age when not much was known about the South Pole and many scientists still believed in the existence of an open sea beyond the ice barrier, this unknown territory makes the perfect setting for a fictional travel book.