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by Marlen Haushofer
While vacationing at a hunting lodge in the Austrian mountains, a middle-aged woman wakes up one morning to find herself separated from the rest of the world by an invisible wall. With a cat, a dog and a cow as her only companions, she learns to survive and to face her loneliness.
Allegorical yet deeply personal and gripping, The Wall is equal parts critique of modern civilization, a nuanced and loving portrait of a woman’s relationship with her animals, a thrilling survival story, a dystopian adventure from the time of the Cold War and a truly unique story. feminist classic.
The genius of Jane Austen
by Paula Byrne
Perfect for Jane Austen fans, this updated edition of Paula Byrne’s first book includes new material that explores the history of Austen’s stage adaptations, why her books do so well on screen, and what it reveals about one of the world’s most beloved authors.
Originally published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2003 as Jane Austen and the Theatre, Paula Byrne’s first book never received wide circulation in the United States and is now out of print. An exploration of Austen’s passion for the stage – she performed in amateur productions, frequently attended the theater and even scripted several early works as a play – she took a nuanced look at the power of her stories influenced by theatrical comedy.
This is how you lose the time war
by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Command finds a letter. It reads: Burn before you read.
Thus begins an unlikely match between two rival agents determined to secure the best possible future for their warring factions. Now what started as a taunt, a brag on the battlefield, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future.
Except that the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There is still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That’s how war works, isn’t it?