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"The Swimmer"

♥ Book Title : The Swimmer
♣ Name Author : Joakim Zander
∞ Launching : 2015-02-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780062337283
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0062337289
⊕ Number Pages : Total 432 sheet

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller—an international sensation billed as “Homeland meets Stieg Larsson” that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John Le Carré, and Graham Greene. In the end, you cannot hide who you are. Klara Walldéen was raised by her grandparents on a remote archipelago in the Baltic Sea, learning to fish and hunt and sail a boat through a storm. Now, as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, she is learning how to navigate the treacherous currents of international politics: the lines between friend and enemy, truth and lies. But Klara has accidentally seen something she shouldn’t have: a laptop containing information so sensitive that someone will kill to keep hidden. Suddenly, she is thrown into a terrifying chase across Europe, with no idea who is hunting her or why. Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover. Now, he is the only man who can save Klara . . . and she is the only woman who can allow him to lay old ghosts to rest."Article| Joakim Zander| Statement ..."

"The Night Swimmer"

♥ Book Title : The Night Swimmer
♣ Name Author : Matt Bondurant
∞ Launching : 2012-01-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781451625318
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1451625316
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "An “evocative and often lyrical” (San Francisco Chronicle) novel about a young American couple who win a pub on the southernmost tip of Ireland and become embroiled in the local violence and intrigue. The Night Swimmer, Matt Bondurant’s utterly riveting modern gothic novel of marriage and belonging, confirms his gift for storytelling that transports and enthralls. In a small town on the southern coast of Ireland, an isolated place only frequented by fishermen and the occasional group of bird-watchers, Fred and Elly Bulkington, newly arrived from Vermont having won a pub in a contest, encounter a wild, strange land shaped by the pounding storms of the North Atlantic, as well as the native resistance to strangers. As Fred revels in the life of a new pubowner, Elly takes the ferry out to a nearby island where anyone not born there is called a “blow-in.” To the disbelief of the locals, Elly devotes herself to open-water swimming, pushing herself to the limit and crossing unseen boundaries that drive her into the heart of the island’s troubles—the mysterious tragedy that shrouds its inhabitants and the dangerous feud between an enigmatic farmer and a powerful clan that has no use for outsiders. The poignant unraveling of a marriage, the fierce beauty of the natural world, the mysterious power of Irish lore, and the gripping story of strangers in a strange land rife with intrigue and violence—The Night Swimmer is a novel of myriad enchantments by a writer of extraordinary talent."Article| Matt Bondurant| Statement ..."

"The Swimmer"

♥ Book Title : The Swimmer
♣ Name Author : Roma Tearne
∞ Launching : 2010-04-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780007351978
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0007351976
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
♮ News id : BnXI14o4HksC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "‘The Swimmer’ is a gripping, captivating novel about love, loss and what home really means."Article| Roma Tearne| Statement ..."

"The Brother"

♥ Book Title : The Brother
♣ Name Author : Joakim Zander
∞ Launching : 2017-06-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 178185923X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781781859230
⊕ Number Pages : Total 432 sheet
♮ News id : 7aBkvgAACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Smart, gripping and urgent, the new blockbuster from the bestselling author of The Swimmer. Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too. *Now a top-ten bestseller in Germany*"Article| Joakim Zander| Statement ..."

"Swimmer in the Secret Sea"

♥ Book Title : Swimmer in the Secret Sea
♣ Name Author : William Kotzwinkle
∞ Launching : 2010
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781567923568
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1567923569
⊕ Number Pages : Total 85 sheet
♮ News id : Gc0GS8dOUdAC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "First published in Redbook in 1975 to enormous acclaim, this O. Henry Award winner sold 100,000 copies in paperback. Available for the first time in hardcover, Swimmer in the Secret Sea is the poignant story of how a man and a woman endured the shock and anguish of their newborn baby's death."Article| William Kotzwinkle| Statement ..."

"The Friend"

♥ Book Title : The Friend
♣ Name Author : Joakim Zander
∞ Launching : 2019-03-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781788547062
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1788547063
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "At once a moving love story and a gripping adventure, The Friend is an intelligent and urgent thriller that untangles the complexities of international politics and casts light on the dark threats facing the world today. A gripping international thriller, perfect for fans of Homeland . Jacob Seger arrived in Lebanon with a head full of dreams. This is his first job in the world of international diplomacy, and he's determined to change the world. When he meets the handsome, soulful Yassim at a glamorous party, his happiness is complete. But three weeks later, Jacob recognises his own face in the newspaper. He is wanted on terrorism charges. Has Yassim set him up? Is he now a pawn in a murderous plot? Jacob doesn't know who he can trust. Only that he needs to flee Beirut - and fast. At once a moving love story and a gripping adventure, The Friend is an intelligent, urgent thriller that casts light on the dark threats facing the world today. WORLDWIDE REVIEWS FOR JOAKIM ZANDER: 'An absorbing thriller in a complex world of spies, politics, terrorism and assassination ... Excellent' The Times (UK). 'A multi-layered thriller full of style, drive and immediacy' Goteborgs-Posten (Sweden). 'Wonderfully written ... A superb thriller' Metro (Croatia). 'Intrigue, action and adrenaline mixed to perfection' Libreria Reconquista (Spain). 'A terrific page-turner rich with complex conflicts and a big, meaty, chillingly credible conspiracy' Chris Pavone (USA). 'A riveting thriller with a great plot. What more can you ask for?' Lokalavisen (Denmark). 'An explosive, thrilling dance fuelled by authenticity' Il Giornale (Italy). 'A multi-layered, action-packed thriller' Dorstener Zeitung (Germany)."Article| Joakim Zander| Statement ..."


♥ Book Title : Nightswimmer
♣ Name Author : Joseph Olshan
∞ Launching : 2013-07-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781480421554
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1480421553
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In this brilliant literary mosaic centered around a love affair, acclaimed novelist Joseph Olshan explores the intense pressures and passions of gay life in New York City during the AIDS epidemic Ten years ago, Will Kaplan and his lover went for a night swim in the Pacific Ocean—but only Will emerged. In the decade that followed, Will relocated to the other end of the continent, filling his days with shallow and pointless affairs, unable to come to terms with the bizarre disappearance that could have been a tragic drowning, a well-planned abandonment, or both. While immersing himself in New York’s gay bar and disco scene, and a hedonistic Fire Island culture darkened by the grim specter of AIDS, Will meets Sean Paris, a young man as tortured and damaged by the past as Will himself. Drawn together by mutual doubts, needs, secrets, and obsessions, the intense relationship that they form will make waves in their circles of friends and ex-lovers, transforming Will’s life forever."Article| Joseph Olshan| Statement ..."

"The Lost Swimmer"

♥ Book Title : The Lost Swimmer
♣ Name Author : Ann Turner
∞ Launching : 2017-11-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781925030884
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1925030881
⊕ Number Pages : Total 368 sheet
♮ News id : WxM4DwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "‘The definition of a page-turner.’ Marie Claire ‘A vivid, suspenseful thriller that should appeal to those with a taste for armchair travel.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘A smartly constructed, tense thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end. It’s a remarkable debut from former filmmaker Ann Turner, who’s destined to become a prominent name in Australian writing.’ Better Reading review Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, traces the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty is turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects – she knows – that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen for Greece, Italy and Paris, where she can uncover the conspiracy against her, and hopefully win Stephen back to her side, where he belongs. There’s too much at stake – her love, her work, her family. But on the idyllic Amalfi Coast, Stephen disappears. In a swirling daze of panic and fear, Rebecca is dealt with fresh allegations. And with time against her, she must uncover the dark secrets that stand between her and Stephen, and the deceit that has chased her halfway around the world."Article| Ann Turner| Statement ..."

"The Believer"

♥ Book Title : The Believer
♣ Name Author : Joakim Zander
∞ Launching : 2017-01-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780062337290
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0062337297
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
♮ News id : 9LYIDAAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "An intricately plotted and brilliantly conceived stand-alone sequel to the international bestseller The Swimmer that turns the hottest political topics of our times into a complex, resonant thriller in the vein of John LeCarré. Yasmine Ajam has fled her past in the rough Stockholm borough Bergort, reinventing herself as a trendspotter in New York City. One day she receives a startling message: there are riots erupting on the streets of Stockholm and they appear to be connected with the disappearance of her brother, Fadi. Following rumors that Fadi was radicalized and died fighting for ISIS in Syria, Yasmine returns to Stockholm to discover what really happened to her brother. There she becomes entangled in a dangerous web of allegiances and violence that stretches far beyond the gangs on her childhood streets. Meanwhile, in London, Klara Walldéen has landed a job at a human rights research institute working on a report to predict the effects of privatizing police forces. When Klara travels to Stockholm to present her findings to European Union policymakers, her laptop is stolen and one of her colleagues is pushed in front of an oncoming subway train. As her path collides with Yasmine’s, Klara begins to realize that she may unwittingly be contributing to the sinister agendas of powerful interests who will stop at nothing to attain their goals. With The Believer, Joakim Zander delivers another "page-turning" (Entertainment Weekly) novel of suspense that is as sophisticated and timely as it is compelling."Article| Joakim Zander| Statement ..."

"The Stories of John Cheever"

♥ Book Title : The Stories of John Cheever
♣ Name Author : John Cheever
∞ Launching : 2011-04-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307743985
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307743985
⊕ Number Pages : Total 704 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection. Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life.""Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."

"Swimmer Among the Stars"

♥ Book Title : Swimmer Among the Stars
♣ Name Author : Kanishk Tharoor
∞ Launching : 2017-04-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781509822140
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1509822143
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "'Do read this . . . I don't think I've ever read a collection which exuberantly spans such breadths of time and space.' Mark Haddon An interview with the last speaker of a language. A chronicle of the final seven days of a town that is about to be razed to the ground by an invading army. The lonely voyage of an elephant from Kerala to a princess's palace in Morocco. A fabled cook who flavours his food with precious stones. A coterie of international diplomats trapped in near-Earth orbit. The stories in Swimmer Among the Stars reveal an extraordinary young storyteller in Kanishk Tharoor, whose tales emerge from a tradition that includes the creators of the Arabian Nights, Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela Carter and other ancient and modern masters of the fable."Article| Kanishk Tharoor| Statement ..."

"The Night Swimmers"

♥ Book Title : The Night Swimmers
♣ Name Author : Peter Rock
∞ Launching : 2020-02-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1641291273
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781641291279
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : 8_xtxQEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Swimming at night, to compare its slipperiness to that of a dream would be to ignore the work of staying afloat, the mesmerism brought on by the rhythm, the repetition of the strokes." Beneath the surface of Lake Michigan there are vast systems: crosscutting currents, sudden drop-offs, depths of absolute darkness, shipwrecked bodies, hidden places. Peter Rock's stunning autobiographical novel begins in the '90s on the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin. The narrator, a recent college graduate, and a young widow, Mrs. Abel, swim together at night, making their way across miles of open water, navigating the currents and swells and carried by the rise and fall of the lake. The nature of these night swims, and of his relationship to Mrs. Abel, becomes increasingly mysterious to the narrator as the summer passes, until the night that Mrs. Abel disappears. Twenty years later, the narrator--now married with two daughters--tries to understand those months, his forgotten obsessions and dreams. Digging into old notebooks and letters, as well as clippings he's preserved on the "psychic photography" of Ted Serios and scribbled quotations from Rilke and Chekhov, the narrator rebuilds a world he's lost. He also looks for clues to the fate of Mrs. Abel, and begins once again to swim distances in dark water."Article| Peter Rock| Statement ..."