1.Emmaus (Alessandro Baricco)- a simple and typical story that follows the basic narrative line is noticeable. The story was told in the first person. It follows the adventures of four friends through their high school days seemingly no different than their peers around the world. A religion-man-society writer confronts the motivational line of desire-love-sex-remorse-violence. He builds his characters into the crux of all these relationships by placing the adolescent intentionally at the center of the event. It allows the process of initial slight suspicion of later open defiance, final resignation and quiet contempt to be reflected in an individual burdened with self-identity issues.
2.The Ministry of Special Cases (by Nathan Englander)-this novel captivates readers, beginning with a memorable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten Buenos Aires cemetery. At the heart of Argentina’s Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan is “straining” with a son who refuses to accept him. He fights for the woman who always saves him. He spends nights protecting the reputation of a community that denies its existence. The horrific mystery of missing children is being thrown to the knees by the Poznan family. The Ministry of Special Cases is their last resort.
3.The Silk (Alesssandro Baricco)-this story begins with a man touring the world and ends with a calming lake during a windy day. The man’s name is Hervé Joncour. Although his father saw his bright future in the military, Herve Joncour begins to earn a living doing a completely odd job. It was a business to which (unique, ironically, there was no fine line to give a gentle note of femininity. Hervé bought and sold mulberry silk to earn a living. That was in 1861. Flaubert was just writing “Salammbô.” was then pure conjecture.On the other side of the ocean, Abraham Lincoln fought a battle that would never end.Herve Joncourt was 32. He bought and sold mulberry silks.
4.The Island (by Victoria Hislop)-on the verge of a decision that will change her life Alexis Fielding wants to know a little more about her mother Sophia’s past who never talked about the past. The only thing she ever said was that she grew up on Cretes Greek Island. She then moved to London. However, when Alexis decides to visit Cretes Island, Sofia gives her a letter to send to her friend, promising to learn more about her mother’s past. Upon arriving at Plaka, Alexis discovers something startling – that there is a little deserted island of Spinaloga (formerly a Greek colony of leprosy sufferers) near her, then finds Fotini and finally hears a story her mother has hidden all her life.
5.Juliet (by Anne Fortier)-young American Julie Jacobs will travel to Siena in search of her Italian roots and possible inheritance. There she discovers that her long-time ancestor, Giulietta Tolomei, is a 14th-century girl whose love for Rome dared defy their parents’ quarrel, which inspired the famous Shakespeare tragedy. Julia’s search will take her to the descendants of two families still living in Siena. In search of the past and discovering the secrets, Julie will be assisted by a colorful account and her obvious nephew. The police, the mafia and one mysterious motorcyclist will make her end. In order to understand what happened centuries ago, Julie has to unravel the secrets behind a piece of cloth, a dagger and a diary.
6.Spousonomics: Using economics to master love, marriage and dirty dishes (by Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson)-two American women journalists tell their book how to use economics to master love, marriage and dirty dishes. Based on their personal experience, the authors have written a book on the connection between marriage and economic laws.