Bir kişi başka birisini tanıyabilir mi? Başkaları ile nasıl yaşarız? İnsanlar arasındaki boşluğu doldurmak mümkün müdür? Değilse, sanat bu boşluğu doldurabilir mi? David Shields, bu sorularla uğraşırken bize vahiy gibi gösteren bir kitap sunuyor: ötekilik üzerinde kalıcı bir meditasyon oluşturmak için son otuz beş yılda yazılan yetmişin üzerinde denemeyi, yeniden tasarlayıp, birleştirdi. Kitap beş bölüme ayrılır: Erkekler, Kadınlar, Atletler, Sanatçılar, İkinci kişilikleri. George W. Bush ya da Kurt Cobain, kadın gözlükleri ya da Yunan trajedisi, Howard Cosell ya da Bill Murray, lise gazeteciliği komedisi ya da ilk aşkın acısı....Shields'ın sürekli odaklandığı nokta Herhangi bir durumu bildiren, perspektiflerin çeşitliliği, insan bilgisinin indirgenemez hali ve insan ilişkileri ile ilgili olasılıklar ve imkânsızlıklar üzerine.
Kitap üzerine New York Times 'da çıkan makaleyi inceleyebilirsiniz:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/books/review/other-people-takes-mistakes-david-shields.html
29 Nisan 2017 Cumartesi
Sesli Kitap bestseller listelerinden 21 Nisan tarihli listeyi paylaşmaktan memnunum. Listede bilim kurgu kitaplarımızdan BOBIVERSE series by DENNIS E TAYLOR bulunmakta.
Dizinin ikinci kitabı FOR WE ARE MANY 18 Nisan'da yayınlandı ve ilk haftasında bestseller listesine # 1.sıradan girerek çok etkileyici bir başlangıç yaptı!
Dizinin ilk kitabı WE ARE LEGION (WE ARE BOB)) da bu hafta da bestseller listesinde, ekteki listedeki # 9 sırada.
Bu dizinin başarısından etkilenmeye devam ediyoruz ve bu bilgiyi sizlerle paylaşmaktan mutluyum. Almanya, Japonya, Macaristan ve Çek Cumhuriyeti için WE ARE LEGION Haklarımızı sattık. Bu muhteşem bilim kurgu dizisini kaçırmayın, derim
Listemizi görmek için tıklayınız:https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/04/25/us/ap-us-audiobooks-top-10-.html?_r=0
28 Nisan 2017 Cuma
The House of Months and Years
Agent: Brooks Sherman
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, February 2017.
Finished books available.
A girl must stop the Boogeyman living in her home from stealing her family’s warmest memories in this haunting, atmospheric novel that will delight fans of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Coraline.
When her distant aunt and uncle die, Amelia Howling is forced to move into their home when they leave her parents in charge of their children. Her parents assure her that it will be like having a grand adventure with three new siblings, but Amelia is not convinced. Luckily, the house is large, filled with nooks and crannies perfect for hiding from her cousins.
But even with all the nooks and crannies, the rumbling and crumbling rooms are more sinister than they seem. The house was built years ago by a creature named Horatio, and he’s been waiting for the perfect human inhabitant: Amelia. Horatio has the power to travel through time and memories, and lures Amelia into his world. The memories of children, he told her, were the best, and Amelia agreed—her cousins were full of good memories. Until she noticed that once she and Horatio visited a memory, it was gone forever. And she had been stealing the good memories of her cousins and their parents without even noticing!
Horrified and scared, Amelia lets her cousins in on her secret, and asks them for help. Together, they must race through time to recover their minds and break the perfect clockwork of the evil Calendar House.
“Trevayne creates an eerie and enchanting story in which an unhappy girl’s discontentment nearly blinds her to the dangerous forces that surround her.”—Publishers Weekly
"Cousins aside, Amelia's loneliness and feeling of unease are striking, thanks to Trevayne's atmospheric prose. The ‘calendar house,’ with spaces representing the 12 months and four seasons, is a fascinating, inventive twist. Horatio, aloof and alternately enchanting and frightening, is a puzzle, much like the house he has built. Readers will agonize with Amelia as she weighs the cost of immortality.” —Shelf Awareness
Also by Emma Trevayne:
Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times
Agent: Brook Sherman
Simon & Schuster, May 2015. World English.
Brazil: Companhia das Letras. Israel: Matar.
Finished books available.
Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Doll Bones will find FLIGHTS AND CHIMES AND MYSTERIOUS TIMES irresistible!
A boy accidentally travels from his home in Victorian London to a fairy-populated, steam-clogged version of the city, only to be caught in a web of dangerous politics.
“So full of verve and imagination that the sinister steampunk world practically pops off the page. The prose sparkles, the inventions astonish, and the characters are ones you'll root for from the moment you meet them. Loved it, beginning to end.”—Stefan Bachmann, author of The Peculiar (2012 New York Times Notable Children’s Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year)
“The richly drawn world and inventive steam-punk elements help this novel stand out from the pack of middle-grade fantasy.” —School Library Journal
“Trevayne’s well-wrought prose and characters like Dr. Snailwater, who fixes those his city wounds, and Lorcan, whose villainy is tempered with a sad desperation to be loved, will keep readers invested.” —Publishers Weekly
“The novel’s strength lies in world building and vivid descriptions, and Anglophiles will likely enjoy the historical-cultural references.” —Kirkus Reviews
The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden
Agent: Brooks Sherman
Simon & Schuster, July 2015. World English.
Brazil: Companhia das Letras.
Finished books available.
Fans of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book will love this atmospheric, gothic fantasy.
Grave-robbing is a messy business. A bad business.
And for Thomas Marsden, on what was an unremarkable spring night in London, it becomes a very spooky business. For lying in an unmarked grave and half covered with dirt is a boy the spitting image of Thomas himself.
This is only the first clue that something very strange is happening. Others follow, but it is a fortune teller’s frightened screams that lead Thomas into a strange world of spiritualists, death, and faery folk.
Faery folk with whom Thomas’s life is bizarrely linked. Faery folk who need his help.
Desperate to unearth the truth about himself and where he comes from, Thomas is about to discover that sometimes, just sometimes, the things that make a boy ordinary are what make him extraordinary.
“The spiritualist element and the graveyard settings conjure a macabre atmosphere for this unusual tale of unexpected origins and extraordinary loyalties. Readers will find that this darkly intriguing faery story has an appealingly grounded hero.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Full of mystery and suspense, this fantasy adventure presents a likable main character, an eye into historical London, and an opportunity to recognize that sometimes it is our very ordinariness that makes us special. VERDICT: A first purchase.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“This highly suspenseful story will have readers hooked by the end of the first sentence.” —School Library Connection
Agent: Brooks Sherman
Genre: Young Adult
Greenwillow/HarperCollins, September 2016.
Finished books available.
A complex, gorgeous, literary thriller for fans for Ernest Cline, Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, and M.T. Anderson.
A dying boy on a dying planet plays a dangerous, sophisticated, and addictive game that could save his life—if it doesn’t kill him first. In a futuristic version of Earth, society is mostly controlled by a company that produces an addictive virtual reality game called Chimera. Everyone plays Chimera. Defeating the levels is how you earn enough points for clothes, food, even medical enhancements. Miguel Anderson is good at it. In fact, he’s better than anyone he knows. He spends all of his free time playing, hoping to reach Level 25. At Level 25 you can pick any prize you want—and Miguel needs a new biometric heart. When the game runners announce a global competition to launch a new version with untold prizes, Miguel enters and becomes a team leader. That’s new for him—playing on a team. And complicated, as the game becomes a delicate power play between wholly unexpected players. This is the first of two books and features gorgeous writing, compelling action, and a flawed and memorable hero.
"Atmospheric and emotionally rich, this intense story practically sings with defiance, swaggering like the rock and punk of old. A strong debut from an author to watch.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The story hums with tension. Plot twists and lots of action make for a riveting read…The music seems almost alive, as if it were itself a character.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Trevayne renders a nearly unrecognizable dystopian future with her imaginative world of technological advancements and cyber addictions…She skillfully orchestrates the action scenes, and ramps up the stakes of this rebellion—including a heartbreaking betrayal—until the very end.” —Shelf Awareness
"GAMESCAPE incorporates unique details of gaming that set your mind reeling with possibilities...Trevayne creates incredible landscapes and game levels with puzzles leading to rewarding boss fights…. GAMESCAPE is the perfect science fiction book for avid readers or new readers who find themselves spending too much time on the old console. There is no lack of originality, and Trevayne will keep you guessing up until the very end." —Teen Reads
23 Nisan 2017 Pazar
Büyük Rus şair Brodsky'nin anıları. Rusya'yı nasıl terk ettiği ve yeni dünyada nasıl ilerlediği hakkında daha önce bilinmeyen bir materyal içeren bu kitap, ünlü Rus şairin soğuk savaş sırasında Amerikalılar'ın onun kaderinde önemli rol oynadıkları kişisel anılarından oluşuyor.
Kallie George'un gençlere yönelik en yeni dizisi The Heartwood Hotel dizisini sizlere takdim etmekden memnuniyet duyuyorum. Dizinin ilk kitabı A TRUE HOME, ve ikinci kitabı THE GREATEST GIFT, her ikisi de Temmuz 2017'de Disney-Hyperion tarafından yayınlanacak. Seriye iki kitap daha eklendi ve o ikisi Gelecek yıl yayınlayacak. Çizimler Stephanie Graegin tarafından yapıldı. Yalnız çizim haklarını biz temsil etmiyoruz. Onlar Writers House tarafından kontrol ediliyor.
Kallie George aynı zamanda HarperCollins tarafından edinilen yeni orta sınıf serisi THE WINGED HORSE RACE ve Disney-Hyperion tarafından yayınlanan Magical Animal Adoption Agency serisinin de yazarıdır. Heartwood Hotel Series, Magical Animal Adoption Agency serisi ile aynı yaş grubuna hitap etmekdedir..
Kirkus'da eserle ilgili çıkan yorumu okumak için tıklayınız: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/kallie-george/a-true-home/
The Heartwood Hotel Series
Disney-Hyperion, July 2017. World English excl. Canada.
Text only. Contact Writers House for rights to illustrations by Stephanie Graegin.
Canada: Harper Canada (English only).
In book one, A TRUE HOME, Mona the Mouse stumbles across the wondrous world of the Heartwood Hotel in the middle of a storm. She desperately hopes they'll let her stay. As it turns out, Mona is precisely the maid they need at the grandest hotel in Fernwood Forest, where animals come from far and wide for safety, luxury, and comfort. But the Heartwood Hotel is not all acorn soufflé and soft moss-lined beds. Danger lurks, and as it approaches, Mona finds that this hotel is more than a warm place to spend the night. It might also be a home.
In book two, THE GREATEST GIFT, Mona the mouse has finally found a place to call home, the cozy Heartwood Hotel, where she works as a maid and sleeps snuggled up in a room with her best friend. Following the festive St. Slumber celebration, most of the guests have settled in to hibernate, and the staff is looking forward to a relaxing winter. But disruptions abound, from a difficult duchess to a mysterious midnight snacker. As the snow stacks higher, Mona will have to gather friends both old and new to keep the peace, finding help in some of the most unexpected places.