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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

A Novel

  • Author: Jonas Jonasson,Rachel Willson-Broyles
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062329138
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Jonas Jonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. On June 14th, 2007, the King and Prime Minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill: the truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from reality. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile . . . the one that was never supposed to have existed. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in Nombeko's hands.

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

  • Author: Jonas Jonasson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 1443431613
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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A wildly picaresque new novel from Jonas Jonasson, author of the internationally bestselling The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse . . . Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa’s secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable girl pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy . . . by any means necessary. Nombeko’s life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day—and possibly the world. In this wild romp, Jonasson tackles issues ranging from the pervasiveness of racism to the dangers of absolute power while telling a charming and hilarious story along the way. In the satirical voice that has earned him legions of fans the world over, Jonasson gives us another rollicking tale of how even the smallest of decisions can have sweeping—even global—consequences.

The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden

The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden

  • Author: Jonas Jonasson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008126186
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  • Page: 421
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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

  • Author: Jonas Jonasson,Rachel Willson-Broyles
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062458183
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 312
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From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden—a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality, that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers—a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison—accidently collide with darkly hilarious results. Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio form an unusual new business. The Priest and The Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders’ “missions.” Using the media’s obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent’s superb “skill,” they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they’re making an altogether different kind of killing of their own. But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they’ve built, The Priest and The Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders’ newfound and decidedly fervent faith. Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson’s trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it’s never to late to start over—and to discover what truly matters.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

  • Author: Jonas Jonasson
  • Publisher: Bentang Pustaka
  • ISBN: 6022910188
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 516
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Allan Karlsson hanya punya waktu satu jam sebelum pesta ulang tahunnya yang keseratus dimulai. Wali Kota akan hadir. Pers akan meliput. Seluruh penghuni Rumah Lansia juga ikut merayakannya. Namun ternyata, justru yang berulangtahunlah yang tidak berniat datang ke pesta itu. Melompat lewat jendela kamarnya, Allan memutuskan untuk kabur. Dimulailah sebuah perjalanan luar biasa yang penuh dengan kegilaan. Siapa sangka, petualangannya itu menjadi pintu yang akan mengungkap kehidupan Allan sebelumnya. Sebuah kehidupan di mana-tanpa terduga-Allan memainkan peran kunci di balik berbagai peristiwa penting pada abad kedua puluh. Membantu menciptakan bom atom, berteman dengan Presiden Amerika dan tiran Rusia, bahkan membuat pemimpin komunis Tiongkok berutang budi padanya! Siapa, sih, Allan sebenarnya? [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Novel, Terjemahan, Amerika, Indonesia]

Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden

Nate the Great Saves the King of Sweden

  • Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0385376839
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 48
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These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Rosamond is visiting Scandinavia when she loses something. She wants Nate the Great to find it, even though he doesn’t know what she lost, what country she lost it in, or when she lost it. And he’s thousands of miles away. But if Nate doesn’t take the case, Rosamond plans to hire the King of Sweden. Nate doesn’t want Rosamond to bother the poor king. And he does want the chance to solve his first-ever international case. Can Nate find whatever Rosamond lost without leaving his neighborhood?

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

A Novel

  • Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 006244798X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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#1 International Bestseller The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork. Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere. Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed…. Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

  • Author: Kelli Estes
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1492608343
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 6863
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A USA Today Bestseller! "The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a beautiful story that brought me to tears more than once, and was a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the human heart. A powerful debut that proves the threads that interweave our lives can withstand time and any tide, and bind our hearts forever."-Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes's brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the power of our own stories. The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets... Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core — and force her to make an impossible choice. "A touching and tender story about discovering the past to bring peace to the present."— Duncan Jepson, author of All the Flowers in Shanghai

The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again!

  • Author: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447274911
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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The little old lady is back! Martha Andersson and the League of Pensioners have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long they are up to their old tricks and with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the biggest casinos. However, they aren't the only ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous criminals. Can the group of elderly friends work together to outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their biggest heist yet? Or will this job be a step too far for The League of Pensioners?

I Am David

I Am David

  • Author: Anne Holm,L. W. Kingsland
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780152051617
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 239
  • View: 3894
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Having escaped from the eastern European concentration camp where he has spent most of his life, twelve-year-old David struggles to cope with an entirely strange world as he flees northward to freedom in Denmark. Originally published as North to Freedom. An ALA Notable Book. Simultaneous.

Nate the Great and Me

Nate the Great and Me

The Case of the Fleeing Fang

  • Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0385376804
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 4538
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Nate the Great needs your help. Annie's dog, Fang, is missing! That's what Nate discovers when his friends throw him a surprise Happy Detective Day party. Where is Fang? As you and Nate track down clues--Fang was learning tricks for the party; he was seen running away from two tiny poodles and following a lady wearing fluffy-bunny shoes--Nate will share his expert detective skills with you so you can sharpen your sleuthing talents.

Number the Stars

Number the Stars

  • Author: Lois Lowry
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547345444
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 144
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As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

An Unnecessary Woman

An Unnecessary Woman

  • Author: Rabih Alameddine
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802122140
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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An obsessive introvert in Beirut, eschewed by her family and neighbors for her divorced status and lack of religious reverence, quietly translates favorite books into Arabic while struggling with her aging body until an unthinkable disaster threatens what little life remains to her. By the best-selling author of The Hakawati. 20,000 first printing.

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

A novel

  • Author: Romain Puertolas
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0385352964
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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A charmingly exuberant comic debut from an exciting new literary voice, and a “quirky, hilarious, elegantly written farce” (The Daily Telegraph), The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe is the globetrotting story of a trickster from rural India and his adventure of a lifetime. When the fakir—a professional con artist—arrives in Paris, he has just one goal: to get to Ikea. Armed with only a counterfeit hundred-euro note in the pocket of his silk trousers, he is confident that he has all he needs to thrive. But his plan goes horribly awry when he hides inside a wardrobe at the iconic Swedish retailer—the first in a series of accidents that will send him on a whirlwind tour across Europe. Pursued across the continent by a swindled taxi driver dead set on revenge, our fakir soon finds unlikely friends—from movie stars to illegal immigrants—in even unlikelier places. And, much to his own surprise, his heart begins to open to those around him as he comes to understand the universal desire to seek a better life in an often dangerous world. Channeling the manic energy of the Marx Brothers and the biting social commentary of Candide, Romain Puértolas has crafted an unforgettable comic romp around Europe that is propelled by laughter, love, and, ultimately, redemption. (Meatballs not included but highly recommended.)

Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club

Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club

  • Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,Mitchell Sharmat
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 038537674X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 64
  • View: 7533
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These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Rosamond has started a book club called Rosamond’ s Ready Readers. But she claims there’s an evil page monster on the loose. This monster has ripped and ruined a page of the cookbook Rosamond uses to make treats for the club. Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, go to the next meeting of the book club . . . as undercover detectives. All the members are there. They are reading a book when one of Rosamond’s Ready Readers discovers that a page is missing. Has the evil page monster struck again? Nate and Sludge know they have a real case. Their search for evidence takes them to Rosamond’s kitchen and to a school book sale where a librarian gives them important clues. Can the pancake-eating detective and his bonemunching partner solve their hungriest case yet? From the Hardcover edition.

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt

Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt

  • Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0385376766
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 80
  • View: 6443
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Perfect for beginning readers looking for a Halloween chapter book! Kids can problem-solve with Nate, the world's greatest detective, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! It is Halloween night, and all the kids are dressed up to go trick-or-treating. But Nate's friend Rosamond needs his help. Her cat Little Hex is missing. Is he hiding, or is he lost? Nate and his trusty dog, Sludge, are on the case! Check out the Fun Activities section in the back of the book! Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! NatetheGreatBooks.com “All the regulars are back in Nate's latest mystery, and as fresh as ever. Sharmat makes beginning reading a pleasure.”--School Library Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • Author: Kelly Barnhill
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 161620656X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 4189
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Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews’ Best Books of 2016 2017 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . . The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

Blackwater

Blackwater

  • Author: Kerstin Ekman
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312152475
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 434
  • View: 4936
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The suspicious death of an artist sends Police Constable Torsson skiing north to the remote Lapland village of Rakisjok to investigate, and there he encounters a frozen wall of resistance from the townspeople. Reprint.

A Death In Sweden: A Thriller

A Death In Sweden: A Thriller

  • Author: Kevin Wignall
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1329847970
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Former CIA operative Dan is a man in need of a lifeline. He is now an agent for hire by foreign powers on the hunt for dangerous fugitives. It’s a lethal world at the best of times, and Dan knows his number is almost up. His next job could be his last—and his next job is his biggest yet. The target sounds trackable enough: Jacques Fillon, who gave up his life trying to save a fellow passenger following a bus crash in northern Sweden. But the man was something of an enigma in this rural community, and his death exposes his greatest secret: Jacques Fillon never existed at all. Dan is tasked with uncovering Fillon’s true identity—but can he do so before his own past catches up with him?