The bestselling author of Kane & Abel, The Prodigal Daughter and Honor Among Theives once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies his legions of fans.
From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power and lives freed from the gloom of oppression. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and rediscovered.
Embracing the passions that drive men and women to love and to hate, the short stories in A Quiver Full of Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of readers of everywhere.
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THE MOST ORDINARY LIVES...
In the auction room at Sotheby's a bidder unlocks the astonishing secrets carved in the ivory of an ancient Chinese statue. A young couple well-versed in the romance of literature resists the cliché of "love at first sight" only to find an unanticipated bond that follows them through life and death. A lavish New York party reacquaints a successful novelist with an enthusiastic female fan and a forgotten, long-ago rendezvous. A stunning beauty fulfills the disparate fantasies of two different men and satisfies an unexpected need of her own...
CAN YIELD THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY SURPRISES...
In this expert collection, "master entertainer" (Time) and bestselling author Jeffrey Archer takes the reader from the backrooms of a curious little shop in Ha Li Chuan to the lavish hotel suites of Manhattan to the ravaged landscape of Budapest to explore the chance encounters and turns of fate that become us all. Here are stories of kind strangers and old friends, of grandiose success and devastating loss, of honor betrayed and redeemed, and of love lost and found-each punctuated with a twist as sharp, as true, and as unexpected as life itself.
"Somerset Maugham never penned anything so swift or urbanely witty as this."
"Amusing...poignant."-The New York Times
"Exciting...Archer offers versatility, laughter, inventive plotting and a gift for characterization."-Baltimore Sun
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312937695
Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0312937695 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1026561