Books set in United States of America (336)

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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 by Kirsten Miller EN

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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


Dune by Frank Herbert EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Before The Matrix, before Star Wars, before Ender's Game and Neuromancer, there was Dune: winner of the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards, and widely considered one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written. Melange, or 'spice', is the most valuable - and rarest - element in the universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person's life-span to making intersteller travel possible. And it can only be found on a single planet: the inhospitable desert world Arrakis. Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe. When the Em... continue


East of Eden by John Steinbeck EN

Rating: 5 (2 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 (8 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


Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour. So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes—a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, I would ... continue


El Fondo de la Botella by Georges Simenon ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Una amplia y colorida recopilación de las mejores fábulas de Esopo bellamente ilustradas y que siguen enseñándonos los eternos vicios y virtudes de la naturaleza humana. Lobos y cabritos, zorros y ranas, serpientes y burros, solo son algunos de los muchos animales protagonistas de las fábulas de Esopo, obras maestras atemporales que afrontan temas profundos de una forma sencilla y esencial. A través de los ejemplos representados en las fábulas, los niños y las niñas podrán enfrentarse a la gran cantidad de facetas de los sentimientos, los comportamientos y las situaciones que cada uno de nosot... 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