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The Expatriates

Author : Janice Y. K. Lee
ISBN : 9780698404939
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"Raise a glass: The first great book-club novel of 2016 has arrived.” —USA Today, 4/4 stars “A female, funny Henry James in Asia, Janice Y. K. Lee is vividly good on the subject of Americans abroad.” —The New York Times Book Review “Sex and the City meets Lost in Translation.” —The Skimm Janice Y. K. Lee’s New York Times bestselling debut, The Piano Teacher, was called “immensely satisfying” by People, “intensely readable” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, in her long-awaited new novel, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, identities, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong. Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. Atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women’s inner lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Expatriates

Author : Lilian Bell
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Excerpt from The Expatriates: A Novel A tall American with a lean brown face stood on the steps of the Bazar de la Charite, and watched the carriages thread their way through the tangle of other carriages and discharge their burdens of chiffon and lace in front of the door. N o dull pastime, this. To Sterling Townshend, one of the best whips in New York, the reckless driving of Paris coachmen was a never-failing source of interest. His only surprise was that, after all, there were so few human lives lost. As a rule, a smash-up only injured the horse. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The Expatriates A Novel

Author : Lilian Lida Bell
ISBN : 1115497480
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Expatriates

Author : James Wesley, Rawles
ISBN : 9780698138308
Genre : Fiction
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In the latest survivalist thriller from founder of survivalblog.com and New York Times bestselling author James Wesley, Rawles, two expat families struggle for their very survival in the midst of a global economic collapse. When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized Islamic government rises to power in Indonesia, invades the Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and finally northern Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel an invasion alone. In the thick of these political maneuvers, an American family of missionaries living in the Philippines and a Texan petroleum engineer in Australia must face the fear of being strangers in a world in flux. Are their relatives back home healthy and safe? Will they ever see them again? In its depiction of the authentic survivalist skills and techniques needed to survive a global socioeconomic meltdown, Expatriates is as informative as it is suspense-filled.

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The Expats A Novel

Author : Damar ASAM
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The international thriller that Patricia Cornwell says is “bristling with suspense” about an American abroad who finds herself in complex web of intrigue. Can We Ever Escape Our Secrets? Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage . . . and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done—playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry. Meanwhile, her husband works incessantly, at a job Kate has never understood, for a banking client she’s not allowed to know. He’s becoming distant and evasive; she’s getting lonely and bored. Then another American couple arrives. Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they say they are, and she’s terrified that her own past is catching up to her. So Kate begins to dig, to peel back the layers of deception that surround her. She discovers fake offices and shell corporations and a hidden gun, a mysterious farmhouse and numbered accounts with bewildering sums of money, and finally unravels the mind-boggling long-play con that threatens her family, her marriage, and her life. Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent and expertly crafted, The Expats proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent. From the Hardcover edition. Amazon.com Review A Reader’s Guide for The Expats, A Novel By Chris Pavone In order to provide reading groups with the most informed and thought-provoking questions possible, it is necessary to reveal important aspects of the plot of this novel. If you have not finished reading The Expats, we respectfully suggest that you wait before reviewing this guide. Introduction Hailed by Patricia Cornwell as “bristling with suspense” and praised by John Grisham as reminiscent of early novels by Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Ludlum, The Expats garnered coast-to-coast acclaim, marking the debut of an unforgettable new voice in American fiction. An international thriller, The Expats is the story of a seemingly ordinary working mom, Kate Moore, whose husband, Dexter, is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg—a move that will unravel everything they believed about each other. Kate and Dexter have struggled to make ends meet, so they jump at the chance to start a new life abroad with the promise of rich rewards. But Kate has been leading a double life, and leaving America forces her to abandon her dangerous but heroic job. She soon discovers that it will be harder than she thought to shed her past, especially while coping with the weight of an unbearable secret. Dexter seems to be keeping secrets of his own, working long hours for a banking client whose name he can’t reveal. When another American couple befriends them, Kate begins to peel back the layers of deception that surround her, revealing a heart-stopping con that threatens her family, her marriage, and her life. Sophisticated and expertly crafted, The Expats is set in some of Europe’s most enchanting locales, and races toward a provocative, startling conclusion. We hope this guide will enhance your experience of the pulse-pounding journey. Questions and Topics for Discussion How does Kate’s sense of self shift throughout the novel? In the end, how does she reconcile the roles of wife, mom, and adrenaline-seeking agent? In chapter ten, on page ninety-three, Kate thinks about crossing an unspoken line that exists in many marriages: “You know the lines are there, you feel them: the things you don’t discuss. . . . You go about your business, as far away from these lines as possible, pretending they’re not there.” To what degree did Kate and Dexter deceive themselves, as much as they deceived each other? Is complete honesty realistic for most married couples? After working hard to keep her own career a secret from Dexter, why is it hard for Kate to accept his secrecy about his job? Was she setting a double standard or just responding to her well-honed instincts? What were your initial theories about Julia and Bill, and the “Today” scenes? Kate was well suited to her job when she led a solitary life. What did the CIA give her in lieu of love? As she realizes that Dexter and her family are all she has, how does her understanding of love change? What is Hayden’s role in Kate’s life? Do you have a Hayden to rely on? How do Kate and Dexter feel about the power of breadwinners in a marriage? What does their story say about resenting a spouse who doesn’t seem to be contributing (Dexter in America) versus resenting a spouse who seems to be a workaholic (Dexter in Luxembourg)? In the end, which of the novel’s characters prove to be the most materialistic? Kate is haunted by the Torres episode. How did this continue to define her decision making and actions years later? If you were ever in a situation like this, how far would you go to protect your family? Dexter often cites human gullibility as a weakness in I.T. security. Discuss the characters who let their guard down for love, vanity, sex, wealth, or other lures. What ultimately makes Dexter gullible? Does his gullibility make him blameless? As the plot began to unfold, which revelations surprised you the most? What truth was buried beneath the layers of deception? The Expats delivers a highly realistic portrayal of female agents, motherhood, and strong women who outsmart men. What is the effect of knowing that the book was written by a man? Does it matter that the Colonel was bloodthirsty? Do the ends justify the means? What does the novel say about trust and how it is earned? What do Kate and Dexter discover about the strength of their trust for each other? Discuss the life of expatriates in general—a role the author experienced when his wife accepted a job in Luxembourg. If you were to live abroad, where would you want to set up housekeeping? How do expats balance the fact that they’re foreigners with the need to feel at home? Would you enjoy close-knit communities of expat spouses, or would the lack of privacy be hard to handle? Review "Sly. . . . Pavone strengthens this book with a string of head-spinning revelations in its last pages. . . . The tireless scheming of all four principals truly exceeds all sane expectations.” —The New York Times “Bombshell-a-minute. . . . Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero.” —*Entertainment Weekly* “A gripping spy drama and an artful study of the sometimes cat-and-mouse game of marriage.” —Family Circle “Smartly executed. . . . Pavone is full of sharp insights into the parallels between political espionage and marital duplicity. . . . Thoroughly captivating.” —The New York Times Book Review “Superb. . . . [Pavone] expertly draws readers along with well-timed clues and surprises. . . . An engineering marvel.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Expertly and intricately plotted, with a story spiraling into disaster and a satisfyingly huge amount of double-crossing, The Expats certainly doesn’t feel like a first novel. This is an impressively assured entry to the thriller scene.” —The Guardian (London) “Refreshingly original. . . . Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carré in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone. . . . A thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas [Pavone] has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger.” —The Star-Ledger “Amazing. . . . Impossible to put down. . . . Pavone invokes memories of the great writers of spy fiction of the past, and he has the chops to be mentioned with the best of them.” —Associated Press “A blast. . . . Pavone is spinning a fantastic tale with action that spans the globe.” —Dallas Morning News “Highly entertaining.” —Mystery Scene “Thoroughly enjoyable.” —Suspense Magazine “Hard to put down.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian “Stunningly assured. . . . An intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages.” —Booklist (starred review) “Brilliant, insanely clever, and delectably readable.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Meticulously plotted, psychologically complex. . . . The sheer amount of bombshell plot twists are nothing short of extraordinary, but it’s Pavone’s portrayal of Kate and her quest to find meaning in her charade of an existence that makes this book such a powerful read.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Impressive. . . . With almost more double-crosses than a body can stand.” —Kirkus (starred review) “Bristling with suspense and elegantly crafted, The Expats introduces a compelling and powerful female protagonist you won't soon forget. Well done!” —Patricia Cornwell “I often thought I was again reading the early works of Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Ludlum. Smart, clever suspense, skillfully plotted, and a lot of fun to read.” —John Grisham “One of the best-written spy thrillers I've ever read. . . . A riveting story of great-game deceptions wrapped inside the smaller deceptions of marriage. At moments horrifying, hilarious, and very wise, The Expats has given Chris Pavone a permanent place on my short list of must-read authors.” —Olen Steinhauer “A gem. Clever, suspenseful with a jet fueled story that rockets from one corner of the globe to another, it is never less than a thrill a minute. . . . An absolute winner!” —Christopher Reich “Spy stories need to budge over to make space for Kate Moore—mother, wife, expat and far more than she appears. I loved her.” —Rosamund Lupton “Riveting. One of the most accomplished debuts of recent years: not just a worthy addition to the literature of espionage and betrayal, but a fine portrait of a marriage disintegrating under the pressure of secrets and lies.” —John Connolly

Die H Lfte Der Sonne

Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN : 9783104036816
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Adichies preisgekrönter Afrika-Roman - schon jetzt ein Weltklassiker Eine Geschichte über Liebe und Verrat, Rassismus und Loyalität und das Leben im zerstörerischen Alltag des Krieges. Im Nigeria der Sechzigerjahre kommt der Dorfjunge Ugwu als Houseboy zu Odenigbo, einem linksintellektuellen Professor, bei dem er lesen und schreiben lernt. Als Odenigbos neue Liebe Olanna ihr privilegiertes Leben in Lagos verlässt, um mit ihm zu leben, wachsen die drei schnell zu einer kleinen Familie zusammen. Richard, ein englischer Journalist, der in Nigeria Inspiration für sein erstes Buchprojekt sucht, verliebt sich in Olannas ungleiche Schwester Kainene, die die Geschäfte der reichen, aber auch korrupten Familie leitet. Sie alle durchleben durch ihre je eigenen Kämpfe und Erfolge, doch teilen gemeinsam die große Hoffnung auf ein unabhängiges Biafra, das 1967 im Osten Nigerias, wo die Mehrheit der Igbo-Bevölkerung lebt, ausgerufen wird. Nur drei Jahre später versinkt das Land in einem blutigen Bürgerkrieg, der Olanna, Kainene und ihre Liebsten brutal aus ihren Leben reißt und alles Dagewesene ausradiert. »Chimamanda Adichie ist eine neue Autorin, die mit der Gabe der alten Geschichtenerzähler gesegnet ist.« Chinua Achebe

Tuesday Nights In 1980

Author : Molly Prentiss
ISBN : 9783843714556
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New York, 1980: Energiegeladen, wild, im Aufbruch »Ein grandioser, tragischer, witziger Kunst- und Künstlerroman. Und eine Liebeserklärung an das New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre!" Annabelle James, Raul und Lucy wollen in New York berühmt werden. Die Kunstszene der Stadt ist im Umbruch, überall gibt es spontane Aktionen, Sprayer und Maler erobern das Stadtbild. Noch ist das Leben billig, sie müssen nur die richtigen Leute treffen. Ein paar tausend Kilometer südlich in Buenos Aires wird Rauls Schwester von der Militärjunta verfolgt. Als ihr kleiner Sohn in New York auftaucht, reißt er die drei aus ihrem Leben für die Kunst. Silvester 1979. Drei junge Künstler begegnen sich in New York auf einer Party, berauscht von Erwartungen an das neue Jahrzehnt. Sie sind Teil der schillernden Kunstszene und ein enges Trio. Sie leben zügellos, feiern die Kunst und hoffen auf den schnellen Ruhm. Raul ist ein leidenschaftlicher Maler, der vor der argentinischen Militärdiktatur nach New York geflohen ist. Er taucht ein in eine Welt der Kreativität und Freiheit. James ist der führende Kunstkritiker der Stadt. Seine Synästhesie ermöglicht es ihm, Gemälde körperlich zu verstehen. Und die Provinzschönheit Lucy ist nach New York gekommen, um all ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Das Jahr 1980 wird für die drei zum Schicksalsjahr. Als Künstler und als Persönlichkeiten. Bis Rauls kleiner Neffe bei ihnen vor der Junta in Sicherheit gebracht wird. Plötzlich reicht es ihnen nicht mehr, sich dem Hunger nach Leben hinzugeben. »Das Buch ist ein Kunstwerk. Mit einer eindringlichen Geschichte und authentischer, fast fieberhafter Sprache.« The New York Times Book Review

Fiesta Roman

Author : Ernest Hemingway
ISBN : 3498030175
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Null K

Author : Don DeLillo
ISBN : 9783462316018
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»Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben?« »Null Grad Kelvin« ist DeLillos klügster, humorvollster und bewegendster Roman seit Jahren, eine große Vater-Sohn-Geschichte, eine Meditation über den Tod und die Ewigkeit und eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben. Ross Lockhart ist ein Milliardär in den Sechzigern mit einer viel jüngeren Frau, Artis Martineau, die schwer krank ist. Er ist Großinvestor eines geheimen, im Verborgenen agierenden Unternehmens, das den Tod ausschalten will. Das Businessmodell: Menschliche Körper werden so lange konserviert, bis Medizin und Technik so weit sind, dass der Mensch ein Leben ohne Krankheiten und zeitliche Begrenzungen führen kann. Als Artis plant, ihren Körper aufzugeben, reist Ross’ Sohn Jeffrey an, um Abschied von seiner Stiefmutter zu nehmen, auf unbestimmte Zeit. »Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben? Macht es den Menschen nicht gerade aus, dass er sich weigern kann, sein Schicksal zu akzeptieren?« Diese Fragen treiben Ross um, der mit aller Macht in eine andere Dimension menschlichen Lebens vorstoßen möchte. Sein Sohn hingegen verteidigt leidenschaftlich die Ansicht, dass es des Menschen Bestimmung ist, im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. »Null Grad Kelvin« ist ein großer Wurf, ein brillanter Roman, der an den Kern unserer Existenz rührt.

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