Wat nooit is verteld – Elliot Perlman

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In ‘Wat nooit is verteld’ probeert de jonge Afro-Amerikaan Lamont Williams iets van zijn leven te maken, Henryk Mandelbrot overleefde de Holocaust en beleeft opnieuw het verleden op zijn sterfbed en Adam Zignelik, een docent geschiedenis, vecht voor zijn carrière en grote liefde. De drie levens komen samen in een groots verhaal over liefde, schuld, geheugen en onverwacht heldendom. Read more

Halverwege het graf – Jeaniene Frost

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Ze mag dan wel half-vampier zijn, maar dat weerhoudt Cat Crawfield er niet van wraak te nemen op de ondoden. Dat doet ze in de hoop haar vader te vinden, de man die het leven van haar moeder verwoestte. Als Cat gevangen wordt genomen door vampier en premiejager Bones, wordt ze gedwongen een onverwachte samenwerking met hem aan te gaan. Maar nog voor ze haar kwaliteiten in de praktijk kan brengen worden zij en Bones zelf doelwit. Nu is het aan Cat om een kant te kiezen en die van Bones wordt steeds aantrekkelijker… Read more

The hit – Melvin Burgess

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A new drug is out. Everyone is talking about it. The Hit. Take it, and you have one amazing week to live. It’s the ultimate high. At the ultimate price Adam is tempted. Life is rubbish; his girlfriend’s over him, his brother’s gone. So what’s he got to lose? Everything as it turns out. It’s up to his girlfriend, Lizzie to show him. Read more

The outline of love – Morgan McCarthy

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Persephone Triebold has grown up in the strange desolation of the Scottish Highlands, raised by her anxious father and memories of her dead mother. Inexperienced in the rules of friendship, sex and love, Persephone takes the opportunity to replace uninhabited mountain ranges with city life and leaves to study for a degree in London. Parties, new friends and the polluted splendour of the capital intoxicate Persephone at first, but fail to supply her with the grand passion she wants. It’s only when she meets the literary star Leo Ford, a former singer who has become a celebrated writer, that she finds someone she can love. Though Persephone succeeds in entering Leo’s circle of friends she finds him to be as elusive as he is sought after. And she becomes increasingly curious about the incident in his past of which no one ever speaks… Read more

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the “roaring twenties”, and a devastating expose of the ‘Jazz Age’.

Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick’s cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him. Read more