Category: Fiction

Close Combat (The Corps, Book 6) (Book VI)

By W.E.B. Griffin

Shut strive against is W.E.B. Griffin's epic novel of global struggle II--a strong, dramatic tribute to the courageous women and men who lived it...The captain who led his squadron in to the fiercest air battles of the Pacific. The correspondent who realized extra approximately strive against than he bargained for. The Marine who launched into a most sensible mystery undertaking from which there has been no yes return...

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The Fishermen: A Novel

By Chigozie Obioma

A awesome debut novel approximately an unforgettable formative years, by means of a Nigerian author the New York instances has topped "the inheritor to Chinua Achebe."

Told through nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of 4 brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque tale of a formative years in Nigeria, within the small city of Akure. while their father has to trip to a far off urban for paintings, the brothers benefit from his absence to pass institution and cross fishing. on the forbidden within sight river, they meet a madman who persuades the oldest of the men that he's destined to be killed via one in every of his siblings. What occurs subsequent is a virtually mythic occasion whose impact-both tragic and redemptive-will go beyond the lives and imaginations of the book's characters and readers. astonishing and viscerally strong, THE FISHERMEN is an important novel approximately Africa, noticeable during the prism of 1 family's future.

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Hairstyles of the Damned (Punk Planet Books)

By Joe Meno

Included in's "These 17 Music-Themed YA Books may be Your Life"

A number of the Barnes & Noble notice nice New Writers Program.

"Meno supplies his proverbial coming-of-age story a punk-rock area, as seventeen-year-old Chicagoan Brian Oswald attempts to land his first girlfriend...Meno ably explores Brian's emotional uncertainty and his poignant younger look for meaning...His gabby, heartfelt, and totally plausible tackle formative years moves a successful chord."
--Publishers Weekly

"A humorous, hard-rocking first-person story of youth angst and discovery."

"Captures the free, enjoyable, recklessness of midwestern punk."

"Captures either the wonder and sting of early life with unflinching honesty."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Joe Meno writes with the strength, honesty, and emotional impression of the easiest punk rock. From the outlet sentence to the final notice, Hairstyles of the Damned held me in his grip."
--Jim DeRogatis, pop tune critic, Chicago Sun-Times

"The such a lot actual younger voice for the reason that J.D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield...A darn stable book."
--Daily Southtown

"Sensitive, well-observed, usually laugh-out-loud funny...You will not remorse a second of the journey."
--Chicago Tribune

"Meno is a romantic at center. now not the greeting card variety, or the Harlequin paperback model, however the kind who thinks, deep down, that issues subject, that artwork can swap lives."
--Elgin Courier News

"Funny and fascinating and unhappy and genuine. The adults are sparingly but poignantly drawn, specifically the fathers, who slip via with no asserting a lot yet make a profound impression."
--Chicago Journal

"Underneath his angst, Brian, the narrator of Hairstyles of the Damned, possesses a disarming experience of compassion which permits him to bug his approach into the reader's middle. it's this easy contradiction that makes Meno's portrait of early life so convincing: He has dug up and displayed for us the key paradox of the teenage years, the need to belong pitted opposed to the necessity for individuality--a consistent conflict of hate and love."

"Joe Meno is familiar with Chicago's south aspect the best way Jane Goodall knew chimps and apes--which is to assert, he rather is aware it. He additionally is aware concerning the early '90s, punk rock, and awkward formative years. better of all, he is aware the price of leisure. Hairstyles of the Damned is facts positive."
--John McNally, writer of The booklet of Ralph

"Filled with references to dozens of bands and mix-tape set lists, the book's center and soul is pushed by means of a teenager's life-changing discovery of punk's social and political message...Meno's regulate ego, Brian Oswald, is a modern day Holden Caulfield...It's a humorous, candy, and, every now and then, hard-hitting tale with a punk vibe."
--Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

"Meno's language is rhythmic and sincere, expressing issues right English by no means may. and you have got at hand it to the writer, who pulled off an exceptional trick: The ebook is punk rock. it isn't simply punk rock. it isn't simply about punk rock; it embodies the assumption of punk rock; it embodies the assumption of punk--it's frustrated at authority, it will not groom itself safely, and it irritates. but its rebellious spirit is inspiring and correct at the mark."
--SF Weekly

Hairstyles of the Damned is the debut novel of our Punk Planet Books imprint, which originates from Punk Planet magazine.

Hairstyles of the Damned is a good, true-life depiction of growing to be up punk on Chicago's south aspect: a research within the demons of racial intolerance, Catholic institution conformism, and sophistication repression. it's the tale of the riotous exploits of Brian, a highschool burnout, and his ally, Gretchen, a punk rock woman keen on brawling. in accordance with the particular occasions surrounding a Chicago excessive school's segregated promenade, this paintings of fiction unflinchingly pursues the reality in getting to know what it capacity to be your individual person.

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Sunset of the Gods

By Steve White

Sequel to tricky and gritty time trip mystery Blood of Heroes. A workforce of time tourists is going again to the conflict of Marathon in old Greece to foil a plot via alien masquerading as gods and by means of evildoers from the future. 

Jason Thanou is a time vacationer with a past—and a burning undertaking. while the gods of historic Greece proved to be not just monstrously genuine, yet completely alien—and poised to dominate humanity forever—Jason took care of the placement, no less than in Minoan Crete. Now he’s received what seems like a regular task: to guide a time touring excursion of students to the conflict of Marathon and checklist for the advantage of destiny historians the amazing stand of Greece’s hoplite warriors opposed to Persian invaders.

But the Olympians should not performed with their try and dominate humanity. Now the god Pan is afoot in Greece–a creature who could have the facility to show old Athens clear of her budding democracy and towards a corrupt destiny on an Earth ruled via twisted people and evil alien forces. yet now not if Jason can detect Pan’s mystery, thwart a conspiracy that stretches for millennia—and store the birthplace of democracy from the corruption of the gods.

About Steve White:

“White bargains quick motion and traditionally trained world-building.”—Publishers Weekly

About Steve White’s Forge of the Titans:

“. . . recollects the easiest of the loo Campbell period of SF. White's middle viewers of not easy SF fanatics may be happy . . .”—Publishers Weekly

“. . . enticing leisure . . . a lot suspense and lots of well-handled motion scenes . . .”—Booklist

About Steve White’s St. Anthony’s Fire:

"Give this one excessive marks for entertainment.”—Booklist

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The Sympathizer

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, in comparison via critics to the works of Graham Greene, Denis Johnson, and George Orwell, The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identification, politics, and the United States, wrought in electrical prose. The narrator, a Vietnamese military captain, is a guy of divided loyalties, a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist sleeper agent in the US after the tip of the Vietnam conflict. a robust tale of affection and friendship, and a gripping espionage novel, The Sympathizer examines the legacy of the Vietnam struggle in literature, movie, and the wars we struggle today.

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After I'm Gone: A Novel

By Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer of The most deadly factor, I’d understand You Anywhere, and What the useless Know, returns with an addictive tale that explores how one man’s disappearance echoes during the lives of the spouse, mistress, and daughters he left behind.

When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette “Bambi” Gottschalk at a Valentine’s Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild supplies, a few of which he truly retains. because of his lucrative—if now not all legal—businesses, she and their 3 little women stay in luxurious. yet at the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi’s cozy international implodes whilst Felix, newly convicted and dealing with legal, mysteriously vanishes.

Though Bambi has no suggestion the place her husband—or his money—might be, she suspects one lady does: his mistress, Julie. while Julie disappears ten years to the day that Felix went at the lam, all people assumes she’s left to hitch her previous lover—until her is still are finally found.

Now, twenty-six years after Julie went lacking, Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective operating chilly circumstances for a few additional cash, is investigating her homicide. What he discovers is a tangled net stretching over 3 a long time that connects 5 interesting girls. And on the heart is the lacking guy Felix Brewer.

Somewhere among the secrets and techniques and lies connecting previous and current, Sandy will locate the reality. And whilst he does, nobody will ever be the same.

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Orbital Decay (The Afterblight Chronicles)

Prior to the Blight had a reputation – prior to the realm died – there has been an opportunity to prevent the AB-Virus in its tracks. It virtually worked.

Astronaut Alvin Burrows holds the most important: a literal Pandora’s field filled with contaminated lab mice. yet time is operating out, or even orbit isn’t a long way adequate to flee the pandemic. Burrows’ and his crewmates’ households are stuck in quarantines at the flooring, the loss of life toll is emerging, and maddened gangs are starting their rampage.

The foreign house Station is an international all its personal, 200 and sixty miles above the Earth, circling the globe each ninety-two mins, fifty-four seconds; a delicate steel shell within which six women and men are trapped in shut confines for months at a time. And anything extra sinister than the plague is free on Station. anything riding one of many astronauts to homicide the staff, one by way of one...

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Hopscotch: A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)

By Julio Cortazar, Gregory Rabassa

Translated by means of Gregory Rabassa, winner of the nationwide e-book Award for Translation, 1967

Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian author who lives in Paris along with his mistress, l. a. Maga, surrounded via a loose-knit circle of bohemian acquaintances who name themselves "the Club." A kid's demise and l. a. Maga's disappearance placed an finish to his lifetime of empty pleasures and highbrow acrobatics, and instructed Oliveira to come back to Buenos Aires, the place he works by way of turns as a salesperson, a keeper of a circus cat which may really count number, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the outstanding, freewheeling account of Oliveira's unbelievable adventures.

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Nunquam: A Novel (Revolt of Aphrodite, Book 2)

By Lawrence Durrell

Will a determined scientist's mastery of know-how retailer him—or be his undoing?

The ominous and compelling sequel to Durrell's Tunc unearths talented inventor Felix Charlock referred to as upon by means of the sinister foreign company, Merlin, to use his medical prowess to a doubtless very unlikely undertaking. He needs to actually reinvent his misplaced lover, Iolanthe, within the type of a dwelling, respiring reproduction. Merlin's darkish undertaking leads Felix on an attractive venture. In recreating his former love, Felix is familiar with that he'll both locate what he had suggestion misplaced, or the technology—his very life's blood—will be the top of him.

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