Alejandra Armitage

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Safran Foer<p>Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is solace in that most …

And the Mountains Echoed

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.</b><p>Khaled Hosseini, the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Kite Runner</i> and <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i>, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the …

Firefly Lane

• <b>Author:</b> Kristin Hannah<p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>On Mystic Lake</i> comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .<p>In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, …

Fly Away

• <b>Author:</b> Kristin Hannah<p><i>Once, a long time ago, I walked down a night-darkened road called Firefly Lane, all alone, on the worst night of my life, and I found a kindred spirit. That was our beginning. More than thirty years ago. TullyandKate. You and me against the world. Best friends forever. But</i> …

Life of Pi

• <b>Author:</b> Yann Martel<p>MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION COPIES SOLD<p>The beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, <i>Life of Pi</i>.<p><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller * <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Bestseller * <i>Washington Post</i> Bestseller * <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Bestseller * <i>Chicago Tribune</i> Bestseller<p>"A story to make you …

The Silver Linings Playbook

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Quick<p><i>An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.</i><p>A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, <i>The Silver Linings Playbook</i> was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory …

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson—a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy …

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4)

• <b>Author:</b> Rick Riordan<p>Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as …

Thirteen Reasons Why

• <b>Author:</b> Jay Asher<p><b>THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p><b>**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**</b><br>“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i><br>“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br>“<i>Thirteen Reasons Why</i> will leave …

The Fault in Our Stars

• <b>Author:</b> John Green<p><b>"The greatest romance story of this decade."</b> —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><p><b>-Millions of copies sold-</b><b><br>#1 New York Times Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 USA Today Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 International Bestseller</b><p><b>TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012<br>TODAY Book Club pick</b> <b><br>Now a Major Motion</b> …

The Hobbit

• <b>Author:</b> J. R. R. Tolkien<p>Now a major motion picture<p>A great modern classic and the prelude to <i>THE LORD OF THE RINGS</i> Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and …

Divergent

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions …

20 Things You Might Not Know About Biggie & 2Pac

1. Tupac Shakur’s birth name was Lesane Parish Crooks. Within thirty-six months, he’d been renamed for the last Incan emperor, a rebel beheaded by …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Queens of Jazz, BBC Four, review

Jake Wallis Simons found BBC Four's Queen of Jazz to be a transformative hour of television.<p>The documentary Queens of Jazz (Friday, BBC Four) must have been an easy piece of telly to make. The subjects – “jazz divas” Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, <b>Nina Simone</b>, Sarah Vaughan and <b>Peggy Lee</b>– were so …

Nina Simone

Azealia Banks Feuds With Marina & The Diamonds

<b>Azealia Banks</b> has slammed Marina & The Diamonds on Twitter.<p>Azealia Banks loves Twitter. Yet she also loves confrontation - if Clash were to list her …

Azealia Banks

John Lennon wanted to return to the UK before he was shot, says singer’s friend

Joe Flannery claims The Beatles singer thought he was 'cursed' in new book<p>John Lennon wanted to return to the UK before he was shot and killed in New …

David Bowie

Classic Paris: a fresh look at the City of Light

Just because you’ve visited a city’s top sight, does that mean you should never return again? Here, <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> tours the star sights of Paris, from the heights of the Eiffel Tower to the depths of the catacombs, and reveals some of the secrets that you may have missed the first time …

France

Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

Five reasons to wake a traveller at dawn

You snooze, you lose – if you’re a traveller, that is. Set your alarm clock for one of these unforgettable early-morning experiences.<p><b>Morning rush hour at Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan</b><p>Tokyo’s most famous market reaches fever pitch in the early morning. You’ll be deafened as buyers holler for the best …

Travel

We've compiled a list of 21 destinations that should be on every traveller's radar — but haven't become major tourist attractions yet. Did we miss any? Let us know! http://bit.ly/144rw07

Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots

Goldiggins quarry, Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall<p>This spring-fed quarry lake is the perfect suntrap. The beautiful jade water glistens within a rocky …

The Okavango Delta: Trip of a Lifetime

In the Okavango every camp has its own attractions. At Duba Plains it’s the chance to see buffaloes en masse and the lions that prey on them. But what I remember most was a battle royal between lions and hyenas for possession of a dead hippo. In the end the lions won, by which time their faces were …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

Great Egret, Florida

Photos

Mother's Love Photo Gallery

Animal mothers bond with their babies in this heart-tugging gallery of photos from Mother's Love, a new book from National Geographic.

Cute Animals

Italy's 10 biggest holiday rip-offs - Telegraph

Italy

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #11

Human Journey<p>Explore the wilderness with us… This week we share the “golden wilderness”! The rich colors and textures of the wild can never be replaced or surpassed. Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human …

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …