Hala Khalil

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The Casual Vacancy

• <b>Author:</b> J.K. Rowling<p>When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.<p>Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.<p>Rich at war with poor, …

Veronika Decides to Die

• <b>Author:</b> Paulo Coelho<p>Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at …

The Great Gatsby

• <b>Author:</b> F. Scott Fitzgerald<p>The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, <i>The Great Gatsby</i> (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken …

The Odyssey

• <b>Author:</b> Homer and Others<p><b>The Odyssey</b> is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition …

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

• <b>Author:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle<p>The first collection of stories featuring the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, one of the most famous and beloved detectives in fiction<p>In the riveting tales collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the sleuth of 221B Baker Street and his steadfast companion, …

Mirage

• <b>Author:</b> Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul<p><b>The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.</b><p>In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The …

Reading ahead: 2014 fiction preview

There often seems to be something unshakable about the gestation cycles of great novelists. Over a career, favourite writers settle on a publishing rhythm that both suggests an unwillingness to be hurried by commercial pressure and a kind of psychological imperative. Lives are measured not in years …

Breakfast at Starbucks? How to update a literary classic

How will Shakespeare's Caliban fare in the era of the digital monster? What modern scandal could possibly recreate the shock of Lydia's flight to Brighton with the dastardly Wickham in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? How can an epistolary romance survive the Facebook era?<p>Such are the challenges …