Monday, August 30, 2010

Pam Conrad

Prairie Songs ( 167 pages ) - Hardcover
Condition : OK, yellowish pages
Price : RM10

Synopsis :
he Nebraska prairie was a barren place that offered beauty and peace to some, loneliness and madness to others. Prairie Songs provides a beautifully written insight into this contrast. Louisa and her shy brother Lester live quite contentedly with their parents when the new doctor arrives with his beautiful and fragile pregnant wife, Emmeline. All work to help the new couple adjust to harsh weather, buffalo chips, soddies and Indians; Emmeline agrees to teach the children some reading. After a terrible fright, she goes into premature labor; her baby is stillborn, and Emmeline is reduced to madness. The children notice Emmeline's loneliness and growing madness with sadness, but they accept prairie life for what it is. Conrad artfully deals with all the harsh facts in this fast-paced novel which leaves readers with a real feeling for the difficulties of pioneer life. **

Sarah Caudwell

Thus Adonis Was Murdered ( 314 pages )
Condition : Average, yellowish pages
Price : RM 8

Synopsis :
How could poor young barrister Julia Larwood have guessed that her hard-won night of passion would end in murder? This humorous murder mystery features the worldly, yet principled, young set of legal experts created by Sarah Caudwell - Cantrip, Ragwort, Julia and Serena.

Don Winslow

California Fire and Life ( 337 pages )
Condition : Very Good
Price : RM12

Synopsis :
Jack Wade is "basically a Dalmatian": when a fire happens he's there. Jack, who works to live and lives to surf, was a sheriff's department fire investigator until he got caught planting evidence in a warehouse arson to protect a witness, and is now the top claims adjuster for California Fire and Life. That means sifting around in the ashes of other people's lives or in this case, deaths. When Pamela Vale passes out drunk and accidentally burns down the west wing of her Dana Point mansion, along with half a million dollars of her husband's antique furniture, Jack thinks maybe it wasn't an accident. **

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jackie Collins

Lady Boss (Hardcover Version)
Condition : Good
Price RM18

Synopsis :
The dangerously beautiful
Lucky -- star of two of Jackie Collins' previous smash, international number one bestsellers, Chances and Lucky -- returns in Lady Boss. And this time the shockingly sensual, ruthlessly clever Lucky is out to conquer Hollywood!In Chances Lucky grew up in a top crime family. In Lucky, she was married three times. And now, in Lady Boss, she takes on Hollywood and wins!Panther Studios is the prize and Lucky wants it... In her quest for power she meets adversaries and enemies, friends and betrayers. And her relationship with her husband, charismatic comedian and movie star, Lennie Golden is put to the test. **

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Andrew Klavan

True Crime - Hardcover Version
Condition : Good with a little tear on the sleeve.
Price : RM 16

p.s. This book will give you sleepless nights. I finished this in one night only. It will keep you on edges all the time!! Seriously, this is a very good book!

Everitt, a journalist, is called in to take over a colleague's assignment: an interview with a convicted murderer on the day he is to be executed. Everitt suspects Beachum is the wrong man and must act fast if he is to prove Beachum's innocence and save him from the deadly injection.

Amy Tan (SOLD)

The Hundred Secret Senses - Hardcover (358 pages)
Condition : Used but in good shape.
Price : RM 15 =SOLD=

Synopsis :
A series of family secrets are unfolded that question the connections between chance and fate, beliefs and hopes, memory and imagination and the natural gifts of our 100 secret senses. **

Friday, July 9, 2010

Jane Austen

Condition : Good, yellowish a bit with my signature inside
Price : RM8

Synopsis :
Emma Wodehouse has led a simple life, but during the course of this she at last reaps her share of the world's vexations. In this comedy of manners, the heroine learns to come to terms with the reality of other people, and with her own erring nature. **

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