Books set in United States of America (153)


Don’t Know Tough by Eli Cranor EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD WINNER OF THE PETER LOVESEY FIRST CRIME NOVEL CONTEST Friday Night Lights gone dark with Southern Gothic; Eli Cranor delivers a powerful noir that will appeal to fans of Wiley Cash and Megan Abbott. In Denton, Arkansas, the fate of the high school football team rests on the shoulders of Billy Lowe, a volatile but talented running back. Billy comes from an extremely troubled home: a trailer park where he is terrorized by his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Billy takes out his anger on the field, but when his savagery crosses a line, he faces suspension. Without Billy Lowe,... continue

Don't Tell a Soul

Don't Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect for fans of Truly Devious--a haunting story about a new girl in an old town filled with dark secrets . . . that might just kill her. People say the house is cursed. It preys on the weakest, and young women are its favorite victims. In Louth, they're called the Dead Girls. All Bram wanted was to disappear--from her old life, her family's past, and from the scandal that continues to haunt her. The only place left to go is Louth, the tiny town on the Hudson River where her uncle, James, has been renovating an old mansion. But James is haunte... continue


Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism ... continue

East of Eden

East of Eden by John Steinbeck EN

Rating: 4     26 Votes
The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California.


Educated by Tara Westover EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
'An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, ... continue


El Mapa de Los Anhelos by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
La autora que ha enamorado a más de un millón de lectores ¿Y si te diesen un mapa para descubrir quién eres? ¿Seguirías la ruta marcada hasta el final? Imagina que estás destinada a salvar a tu hermana, pero al final ella muere y la razón de tu existencia se desvanece. Eso es lo que le ocurre a Grace Peterson, la chica que siempre se ha sentido invisible, la que nunca ha salido de Nebraska, la que colecciona palabras y ve pasar los días refugiada en la monotonía. Hasta que llega a sus manos el juego de El mapa de los anhelos y, siguiendo las instrucciones, lo primero que debe hacer es encontra... continue


El planeta de Mr. Sammler by Saul Bellow ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Ganadora del National Book Award, El planeta de Mr. Sammler (1970) es una meditación, tan audaz como serena, sobre el futuro de la civilización occidental. Siguiendo a Artur Sammler, un intelectual educado en la filosofía y la literatura occidentales y superviviente del Holocausto, Bellow pasea por las peligrosas calles del West Side neoyorquino, prestando la misma atención a los carteristas de autobús que a las teorías sobre la consecución de la utopía ―o la inminente llegada del Apocalipsis― recién generadas por la llegada del ho... continue


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nu... continue


Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Stefanivna Zabuz︠h︡ko EN

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Called "the most influential Ukrainian book for the 15 years of independence," Oksana Zabuzhko's Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex became an international phenomenon when it shot to number one on the Ukrainian bestseller list and remained there throughout the 1990s. The novel is narrated in first-person streams of thought by a sharp-tongued poet with an irreverently honest voice. She is visiting professor of Slavic studies at Harvard and her exposure to American values and behaviors conspires with her yearning to break free from Ukrainian conventions. In her despair over a recently ended affair, she ... continue

Fight Club

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk RO

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Traducere si note de Dan Croitoru Publicat in 1996 si devenit un clasic al literaturii underground, „Fight Club”, debutul lui Chuck Palahniuk, este unanim considerat in momentul de fata drept unul dintre cele mai originale si provocatoare romane scrise in ultimul deceniu al secolului XX. Romanul este povestea unui tinar care traieste intr-o lume plina de esecuri si de minciuni. El isi gaseste debuseul in batai clandestine organizate in subsolurile barurilor dupa ora inchiderii. Nascut din mintea lui Tyler Durden, „Fight Club” reprezinta un mod de evadare din existentel... continue