Dünyanın, şahsına karşı kurulmuş bir komplo olduğuna inanan, genç ve avare metin yazarı Musa… Onun, hayatın her alanına derin ve samimi bir merakla yaklaşan,temiz kalpli ev arkadaşı Şaban… Diğer tarafta, gaddar bir kedi tarafından yönetilen, birbirinden tuhaf çalışanlarıyla bir reklam ajansı: Menekşe gözlü sanat yönetmeni Sanem, esmer ve seksi sekreterler Mehtap ile Sevilay, durmaksızın ağlayan yaratıcı yönetmen Çeşme, psişik-sismograf çaycı Ercan… Ve şöhretler: Tesla, Prens Charles, Kaan Sezyum, Küçük Prens, Süpermen ve diğerleri… Özgün üslubuyla, ilk kitabı Tatlı Rüyalar’dan itibaren geniş bir hayran kitlesi edinen Alper Canıgüz’den yine eğlenceli, heyecanlı ve kışkırtıcı bir absürd macera…

“Patronumuz Şeytan Bey’dir ve sizden de çok hoşlandığını söyleyebilirim.”
Neydi bu şimdi? şaka mı? “Öyle mi?” dedim bu manyakça oyuna bir tur ayak uydurmaya karar vererek. “Nereden biliyorsunuz?”
“Kendisi söyledi.”
Elimden geldiğince aptal gibi görünmemeye çalışarak gülümsedim.
“Ben kaçırmışım o kısmını.”
“Sizin hatanız değil. Telepatik olarak iletti düşüncelerini.”
“Evet anlıyorum,” diye kestirip attım, yeni işimi daha başlamadan bırakmak zorunda kalmamak için. “Öyleyse kendisine teşekkürlerimi de iletin.”
“Ona kendiniz de teşekkür edebilirsiniz,” dedi Tunçay Bey bıyık altından gülerek.
“Şeytan Bey görüşmenin başından beri burada, aramızda bulunuyor.” Bardağına iki buz attıktan sonra pipetini uzun uzun emdi ve boş bakışlarıma yanıt olarak, o kocaman işaret parmağıyla, masanın üzerinde psikopatça beni kesmekte olan kara kediyi işaret etti.


Women in the Old Testament: Twenty Psychological Portraits

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Safe Beginnings

When the battered women’s shelter’s fire alarm goes off, counselor Kaye Berreano rushes to evacuate her residents. But it’s too late. The new resident, Mary Ellen, is dead.

Farrell, the blue eyed police arson investigator, believes Kaye knows who set the fire. He even goes so far as to accuse Roger, Kaye’s soon to be ex, who had been at the safe house earlier, arguing with Kaye. Farrell’s other theory is that Mary Ellen set the fire herself in a suicidal moment.

Kaye knows three things. She’s no murderer, and jerk though he is, neither is Roger. And she’d bet her career as a counselor that Mary Ellen wasn’t suicidal.

The safe house residents are moved to a Red Cross shelter and Kaye’s hours are cut. Broke but determined, she launches her own investigation while still attending to her divorce and caring for her two teenage children.

Could it be the roommate who fought with Mary Ellen on the night of the fire? How about Amanda who beat her husband George and is stuck in the safe house by court order? Then there is the fanatical minister who unwillingly brought Mary Ellen to the safe house. Could this be murder in the name of Jesus?

Come along with Kaye, as she finds out.


The Promise

When pastry chef Jane Gray tries to sell her daughter’s locket, she becomes the unlikely subject of a massive police hunt and fodder for London’s tabloid press. Secrets unravel, lies are exposed, and the Duke of Rutledge demands custody of his niece.

Charming and handsome, the duke’s brother Finn spends his leisure time between the sheets of London’s most beautiful, wanton women. The seasoned rake is perplexed by his attraction to demure, virtuous Jane… definitely not his usual type. Finn soon learns there is more to Jane than meets the eye and he longs to possess the passionate woman hidden beneath her modest facade.

When publicity draws the attention of a madman from Jane’s past, Finn enters London’s dangerous underworld in a heart-stopping race to save her.


Our Lady of the Ruins

“Poetry for the new century: awake to the world, spiritually profound, and radiant with lyric intelligence.” -Carolyn Forché

Winner of the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, Our Lady of the Ruins tracks a group of women through their pilgrimage in a mid-apocalyptic world. Exploring war, plagues, and the search for a new God in exile, these poems create a chorus of wanderers haunted by empire, God, and personal trauma.

from “Hysteria: A Requiem”

Now, in the last world, we bury nightingales
beneath the floor.
Trackers with their ears to the ground listen
for angels approaching.

Where is the saint, mortally torn and wearing a
hood of stars,
bearing her own redemption?


Para ti, Lucía (Los hermanos Martí #2.6)

No sé si recordaréis a Lucía, la chica de la inmobiliaria que aparece en “A fuego lento”, pero mientras escribía la novela pensé que se merecía tener su propio final feliz. Y de repente se me ocurrió que nada mejor que un bombero, con cuerpo de infarto y corazón noble, para demostrarle que el amor aparece cuando menos te lo esperas… a pesar de que ese día llegues aburrida del trabajo y con una pecera en brazos. Con este relato aprovecho para desearos a todos que paséis un buen verano y, los que podáis, unas muy felices vacaciones. Por cierto, Guillermo también aparece, aunque sólo un poquito… está muy ocupado tratando de evitar que Anthony y Helena se saquen los ojos.


Letters from the Woods: Looking at Life Through the Window of Wilderness

In the tradition of Thoreau, author and adventurer Michael C. Hurley offers insight on life, faith and family as revealed in the wilderness experience. Traveling all over North America and Canada by canoe between 1995 and 2003, often with his young children in tow, Hurley reflects on his experiences in intimate, thought-provoking essays and endearing, campfire tales. First published over eight years in the journal Paddle & Portage, these stories have become a modern classic of wilderness literature, transporting readers deep into the North Woods and along peaceful southern streams. With a quiet wisdom, Hurley invokes universal truths hidden in wild places and beckons readers into the forest to discover those truths for themselves.


Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Mud and Rainbows

Howard B. Wigglebottom took pride in being able to fix things and situations until he learned there was nothing he could do to help his friend Ali. Upset and frustrated and seeks help from his Mom. A simple, basic approach to the “Serenity Prayer,” this book, the fourth in the Howard B. Wigglebottom series, teaches children ages four to eight how to indentify situations that can not be changed and make the best of it by looking for the positive side of things.