Orphaned books in search of new home.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Elizabeth Kostova - The Swan Thieves

Psychiatrist Andrew Marlow, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but ordered life. When renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes his patient, Marlow finds that order destroyed. Desperate to understand the secret that torments the genius, he embarks on a journey that leads him into the lives of the women closest to Oliver and a tragedy at the heart of French Impressionism. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.

Market Price: RM34.90
Our Price: RM17
Condition: 5/5 (New) 
Product Details: Paperback, 561 pages
Status: Available

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Brian Keaney - Some People Never Learn

'Playing synthesizer is a good way to pass the time. It's what you might call the high spot of my life. The rest of it is pretty low, I can tell you.'
It was certainly better than working on the building site. So Sean thought he'd give it a try. Perhaps Todd could help get him into the music world.
But then his friend Con got the same idea. But could Sean trust him? Could he trust Todd? Which was more important, the music or the image?
And as he watched the videos on TV, he imagined what his own video would be like, and his heart raced...

Market Price: Unknown
Our Price: RM5
Condition: 3/5 
Product Details: Hardcover 131 pages
Status: Available

Meg Cabot - Jinx (SOLD!!)

It's not easy being Jinx. Jean Honeychurch hates her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just . . . Jean). What's worse? Her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—even to New York City, where Jinx has moved to get away from the huge mess she caused in her small hometown. Her aunt and uncle welcome her to their Manhattan town house, but her beautiful cousin Tory isn't so thrilled. . . . In fact, Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that could put them all in danger. Soon Jinx realizes it isn't just bad luck she's been running from . . . and that the curse she has lived under since the day she was born may be the only thing that can save her life.


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Meg Cabot - Size Doesn't Matter (SOLD!!)

Heather should be happy. She’s finally got a boyfriend and although he was only supposed to be her "rebound guy", things have gotten serious fast . . . She's also actually passing her first college course, and better yet her dad’s moving out. On the down side, her boss, Dr. Veatch, may well be the most boring man on the face of the planet . . . But that hardly seems reason enough to put a bullet through his head. Can Heather find her boss’s murderer, answer Tad’s question, and get her landlord Cooper to realize that by letting her go, he’s making the biggest mistake of his life, all while maintaining a fifteen hundred calorie per day diet?


Saturday, August 4, 2012