Night Train To Lisbon

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Author: Pascal Mercier
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848873174
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Night Train To Lisbon by Pascal Mercier

Original Title: Night Train To Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon follows Raimund Gregorius, a 57-year-old Classics scholar, on a journey that takes him across Europe. Abandoning his job and his life and travelling with a dusty old book as his talisman, he heads for Lisbon in search of clues to the life of the book's Portuguese author, Amadeu de Prado. As he gets swept up in his quest, he finds that the journey is also one of self-discovery, as he re-encounters all the decisions he has made - and not made - in his life, and faces the roads not travelled.

Night Train To Lisbon

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Author: Emily Grayson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062034790
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Night Train To Lisbon by Emily Grayson

Original Title: Night Train To Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon is a sensuous tale of the pursuit of love and passion against all odds, set in the 1930s when the world was on the brink of war and suspicion of loyalty, motivation, and intent -- to both country and lover -- was at flood tide. Carson Weatherell is a privileged young American woman traveling in Europe in 1936, courtesy of her aunt and uncle who live abroad and have kindly offered to show her the sights. A bout of illness and self-pity almost send her back to her sheltered Connecticut life, but on an overnight train to Lisbon, she suddenly can't imagine returning home. On that train she meets Alec Breve, a young British scientist traveling with a group of colleagues -- and in his company, Carson finds that she's enjoying herself, certainly for the first time since she left New York Harbor, and quite possibly for the first time in her life. In Lisbon, Carson and Alec begin an intense love affair, but their bliss is threatened when Carson's uncle reveals that Alec might be a spy for Germany. He insists that it is essential that Alec be trapped and brought to justice, and the only person who can deliver an unsuspecting Alec to the proper authorities is Carson. Desperate to believe in her new love -- and terrified of discovering she has fallen for a traitor -- Carson must choose whether to prove her lover innocent or leave him to face the consequences on his own. A riveting page-turner, Night Train to Lisbon travels back to the days when war loomed, the Mitford sisters dazzled, and night trains brimmed with romance and intrigue, delivering a mesmerizing novel of a love that must truly conquer all in order to survive.

Perlmann S Silence

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Author: Pascal Mercier
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802194869
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Perlmann S Silence by Pascal Mercier

Original Title: Perlmann S Silence

A tremendous international success and a huge favorite with booksellers and critics, Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon has been one of the best-selling literary European novels in recent years. Now, in Perlmann’s Silence, the follow up to his triumphant North American debut, Pascal Mercier delivers a deft psychological portrait of a man striving to get his life back on track in the wake of his beloved wife’s death. Philipp Perlmann, prominent linguist and speaker at a gathering of renowned international academics in a picturesque seaside town near Genoa, is struggling to maintain his grip on reality. Derailed by grief and no longer confident of his professional standing, writing his keynote address seems like an insurmountable task, and, as the deadline approaches, Perlmann realizes that he will have nothing to present. Terror-stricken, he decides to plagiarize the work of Leskov, a Russian colleague. But when Leskov’s imminent arrival is announced and threatens to expose Perlmann as a fraud, Perlmann’s mounting desperation leads him to contemplate drastic measures. An exquisite, captivating portrait of a mind slowly unraveling, Perlmann’s Silence is a brilliant, textured meditation on the complex interplay between language and memory, and the depths of the human psyche.


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Author: Pascal Mercier
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1782399828
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Lea by Pascal Mercier

Original Title: Lea

It all starts with the death of Martijn van Vliet's wife. His grief-stricken young daughter, Lea, cuts herself off from the world, right up until the day that she hears a snatch of Bach being played on a violin by a busker. Transfixed by the sweet melody, she emerges from her mourning, vowing to learn the instrument. Lea's all-consuming passion is matched by talent, and she becomes one of the finest players in the country - but as her fame blossoms, her relationship with her father only withers. Desperate to hold on to Lea, Martijn is driven to commit an act that threatens to destroy both him and his daughter.

Dignity In International Human Rights Law

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Author: Camilla Barker
Publisher: Camilla Barker
ISBN: 1456502158
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Dignity In International Human Rights Law by Camilla Barker

Original Title: Dignity In International Human Rights Law

International human rights law has at its core a concept that is so paradoxical, illogical and impractical that it renders itself incapable of accepted definition. It is a concept that sits still and silent in human rights legislation and screams at the top of its voice in human rights litigation. Its unwavering presence in the post-Nazism world not only confirms its importance in everything we do and say as human rights lawyers but it also calls into question whether it has indeed passed its use-by-date and fallen into the dark depths of ineptitude. This begs the question: “Does the concept of dignity have any meaning in international human rights law?” This study is a critical examination of the role that dignity plays in international human rights law. Sections include: defining dignity; the conceptual development of dignity; dignity in international human rights texts; dignity in judicial discourse; and dignity in legal process.

Dark Star

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Author: Alan Furst
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307483577
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Dark Star by Alan Furst

Original Title: Dark Star

Paris, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague, 1937. In the back alleys of nighttime Europe, war is already under way. André Szara, survivor of the Polish pogroms and the Russian civil wars and a foreign correspondent for Pravda, is co-opted by the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and becomes a full-time spymaster in Paris. As deputy director of a Paris network, Szara finds his own star rising when he recruits an agent in Berlin who can supply crucial information. Dark Star captures not only the intrigue and danger of clandestine life but the day-to-day reality of what Soviet operatives call special work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kiss Me Kate And Other Stories

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Author: Jim Farrell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491726989
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Kiss Me Kate And Other Stories by Jim Farrell

Original Title: Kiss Me Kate And Other Stories

Phil discovers that Kate, the voice in his Garmin GPS, is a lot more than a disembodied voice. She's in trouble, and she needs his help!When a couple arrives from cold Rhode Island to their rented condo in Florida, all they can think about is warm temperatures and sunshine. But then the husband walks into a moral dilemma that almost ruins his week in the sun.Betsy decides to memorialize her deceased a most unusual way.Young, innocent Cheryl shocks her mother by opening the conversation at the family's Sunday dinner with "I almost got involved in a bar fight yesterday."Larry Hawkins is a widower, MIT physics professor, and believer in time travel who is anxious to test his inventions and fulfill every old man's fantasy.Roberto Villarreal has no idea a life-changing adventure is about to begin when he picks up a stranger and his granddaughter at a rest stop in Mexico.Mark Tuttle and Sandy Roberts wonder if you can love all your children equally and yet love one more than the others. In the process they discover that Love is infinite.Kiss Me, Kate and Other Stories is a collection of short tales set in a variety of locations and illustrating the depth of the human spirit, the importance of laughter, and the miracle of love.

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