Taste the latest arrivals from Spain, France, Netherlands and Russia

Here is a collection of our new additions in Spanish, French, Dutch, and Russian books, featuring romance and suspense, fitness, hobbies and biographies.
And, if you are keen to learn a new language, including English, ‘Mango Languages online’ will be a great place to start. Mango is an online language-system that can help you learn the language of your choice. Enjoy!

Spanish Books
Syndetics book coverEn llamas / Suzanne Collins ; traducción de Pilar Ramírez Tello.
“”La segunda novela de la trilogia de ‘Los juegos del hambre'” “By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGringo viejo / Carlos Fuentes ; edición de María Fernanda Lander.
“Through this fictional account of the 1913 disappearance of the U.S. writer Ambrose Bierce south of the border, Fuentes analyzes the often strained relations between the U.S. and Mexico. From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.” (Booklist)

Syndetics book coverAgua para elefantes / Sara Gruen ; traducción de Manu Berástegui.
“Ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski remembers his time in the circus as a young man during the Great Depression, and his friendship with Marlena, the star of the equestrian act, and Rosie, the elephant, who gave them hope.” (Book Cover)

French Books
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9782253127727/ref=ase_wellingtoncit-20 Le cœur d’une autre : roman / Tatiana de Rosnay.roman / Tatiana de Rosnay.
“Tatiana de Rosnay was born September 28th, 1961 near Paris. Her father is French scientist Joël de Rosnay, her grandfather was painter Gaëtan de Rosnay and her great-grandmother was Russian actress Natalia Rachewskïa, director of the Leningrad Pushkin Theatre from 1925 to 1949. Tatiana was raised in Paris and then in Boston. She moved to England in the early 80’s and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English literature at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. When she returned to Paris, Tatiana became press attaché for Christie’s and then Paris Editor for Vanity Fair magazine till 1993. Since 1992, Tatiana has published eight novels in France. Sarah’s Key, her first novel written in English, sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. Her novels also include A Secret Kept and The House I loved. Tatiana works as a journalist for French ELLE and is literary critic for Psychologies Magazine and the Journal du Dimanche. Tatiana lives in Paris with her family. (Bowker Author Biography)

Sept ans après : roman / Guillaume Musso.
“Artiste bohème au tempérament de feu, Nikki fait irruption dans la vie sage et bien rangée de Sebastian. Tout les oppose, mais ils s’aiment passionnément. Bientôt, ils se marient et donnent naissance à des jumeaux : Camille et Jeremy.Pourtant, le mariage tourne court : reproches, tromperies, mépris ; la haine remplace peu à peu l’amour. Au terme d’un divorce orageux, chacun obtient la garde d’un des enfants : Sebastian éduque sa fille avec une grande rigueur alors que Nikki pardonne facilement à son fils ses écarts de conduite. Les années passent. Chacun a refait sa vie, très loin de l’autre. Jusqu’au jour où Jeremy disparaît mystérieusement. Fugue ? Kidnapping ? Pour sauver ce qu’elle a de plus cher, Nikki n’a d’autre choix que de se tourner vers son ex-mari qu’elle n’a pas revu depuis sept ans. Contraints d’unir leurs forces, Nikki et Sebastian s’engagent alors dans une course-poursuite, retrouvant une intimité qu’ils croyaient perdue à jamais.” (Adapted from Amazon.fr summary)

Dutch Books
Esther Verhoef - DutchErken mij / Esther Verhoef.
“Een jonge vrouw is een halfjaar in therapie geweest bij een veertien jaar oudere psycholoog voor een burn-out. Als de therapie ten einde loopt, lukt het hem niet om afscheid te nemen van zijn cliënte: hij nodigt haar uit voor een romantisch weekend in Parijs.” (Book Cover)

Tim KrabbeEen tafel vol vlinders / Tim Krabbé.
“En Bram was zijn zoon. Juist omdat hij het niet was – van je eigen zoon zou je verplicht zijn te houden, waardoor je alttijd moest twijfelen of je het wel echt deed; van Bram hield hij omdat het Bram was.” (Book Cover)

Russian Books
Aleksander Tsaplovski - RussianNovomirskiĭ dnevnik / Aleksandr Tvardovskiĭ.

Art drawing - RussianOtkroite v sebe khudozhnika = Drawing on the right side of the brain / Betti Edvards.

Gymnastics - RussianGimnastika i aktivnyĭobraz zhizni vo vremi︠a︡ beremennosti.