Category: Fiction

Song of the Beast

By Carol Berg

The winner of the Colorado ebook Award is "a myth i did not are looking to placed down" (SF Revu)

Brutal imprisonment has damaged Aidan McAllister. His voice is silent, his arms ruined, his song that when provided attractiveness and desire to war-torn Elyria destroyed. The god who nurtured his expertise due to the fact boyhood has deserted him. yet nobody ever instructed him his crime. to find the reality, he needs to probability his hard-bought freedom to free up the brain of his god and the guts of his enemy.

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A Separate Peace

By John Knowles

An American vintage and nice bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is undying in its description of youth in the course of a interval whilst the whole kingdom was once wasting its innocence to international conflict II.

Set at a boys' boarding college in New England throughout the early years of worldwide struggle II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the darkish part of early life. Gene is a lonely, introverted highbrow. Phineas is a good-looking, taunting, daredevil athlete. What occurs among the 2 associates one summer time, just like the conflict itself, banishes the innocence of those boys and their international.

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Arie Roos wordt geheimagent

By Willy van der Heide

Arie Roos, die in Londen zit, komt op een zeer merkwaardige wijze in aanraking met een zekere Digazo. Deze blijkt betrokken te zijn bij een internationale wapensmokkel. Het hoofdkwartier zetelt in Frankfurt. De groep heeft te kampen met personeelsgebrek, wish zij kunnen alleen uitgeslapen jongens gebruiken. Arie Roos krijgt van Digazo het aanbod voor deze groep te gaan werken, wish in Londen heeft hij laten zien dat hij zijn mannetje staat. Arie slaat toe en hij krijgt de opdracht zich te melden in Frankfurt. Maar voor Arie in dienst genomen wordt, wordt hij, zonder er aanvankelijk erg in te hebben, danig op de proef gesteld. En natuurlijk zullen ook Bob en Jan van de partij zijn…

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Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel

By Anna Quindlen


A fabulous love tale from Anna Quindlen, the #1 long island Times bestselling writer of upward push and Shine, benefits, and a quick advisor to a contented Life
Still lifestyles with Bread Crumbs starts off with an imagined gunshot and ends with a brand new tin roof. among the 2 is a wry and realizing portrait of Rebecca iciness, a photographer whose paintings made her an not going heroine for lots of ladies. Her occupation is now descendent, her financial institution stability shaky, and he or she has fled town for the center of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roof craftsman named Jim Bates, that what she sees via a digital camera lens isn't really all there's to life.
Brilliantly written, powerfully saw, Still lifestyles with Bread Crumbs is a deeply relocating and sometimes very comic story of unforeseen love, and a stunningly crafted trip into the lifetime of a girl, her middle, her brain, her days, as she discovers that lifestyles is a narrative with many degrees, a narrative that's longer and extra interesting than she ever imagined.

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“There comes a second in each novelist’s profession whilst she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking loose right into a marriage of tone and elegance, of plot and characterization, that’s totally her personal. Anna Quindlen’s tremendous romantic comedy of manners is simply this type of publication. . . . Taken as a complete, Quindlen’s writings characterize a beneficiant and relocating interrogation of women’s adventure around the strains of sophistication and race. [Still existence with Bread Crumbs] proves all of the extra relocating as a result of its mild, subtle humor. Quindlen’s least brazenly political novel, it packs possibly the main severe punch. . . . Quindlen has added a unique that might have endurance all its own.”The ny instances publication Review
“[A] clever story approximately moment percentages, beginning over, and going after what's most vital in life.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Quindlen’s astute observations . . . are the kinds of information each author and reader lives for.”—Chicago Tribune

“[Anna] Quindlen’s 7th novel bargains the literary similar of convenience nutrition. . . . She nonetheless has her finger firmly planted at the pulse of her generation.”—NPR

“Enchanting . . . [The protagonist’s] photos are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and Quindlen does an identical right here along with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.”People

“Charming . . . a sizzling cup of tea of a narrative, gentle and comforting concerning the vulnerabilities of ageing . . . a pleasure.”USA Today
“With spare, based prose, [Quindlen] crafts a poignant glimpse into the internal lifetime of an getting older lady who discovers that fact includes even more colour than her personal celebrated black-and-white images.”Library Journal
“Quindlen has continuously excelled at taking pictures telling information in a narrative, and she or he does so back during this quiet, strong novel, exhibiting the charged feelings that teem underneath the skin of day-by-day life.”Publishers Weekly
“Quindlen provides immediately recognizable characters who can be appealingly hot and nonthreatening, yet that in simple terms serves to force domestic her effective message that it’s by no means too past due to embody life’s moment chances.”Booklist
“Profound . . . engaging.”Kirkus Reviews

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Lilian's Story

By Kate Grenville

Protected from emotional and actual abuse by means of layers of fats, Lilian struggles to flee a suffocating life in the house of her tyrannical Victorian father and her dependent yet ineffectual mom. insanity, cruelty and sexuality permeate the family's upper-crust Australian international. Lilian Una Singer begins existence in the beginning of the 20th century because the daughter of a wealthy middle-class Australian kin. She ends it as a cheerfully eccentric bag-lady dwelling at the streets, quoting Shakespeare. This e-book strains the development of her life's trip, and why she made the alternatives she did. She's somebody huge in spirit in addition to physique, who desires to invent her personal tale, instead of enable it to be invented for her. lifestyles provides her with many hindrances together with the sinister advances of her father - yet however she succeeds. Triumphantly, she makes her existence her personal, savouring each second with the reminder that 'everything matters'.

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Doña Barbara: A Novel

By Rómulo Gallegos

Rómulo Gallegos is healthier recognized for being Venezuela’s first democratically elected president. yet in his place of origin he's both recognized as a author accountable for certainly one of Venezuela’s literary treasures, the radical Doña Barbara. released in 1929 and all yet forgotten through Anglophone readers, Doña Barbara is one of many first examples of magical realism, laying the foundation for later authors corresponding to Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Following the epic fight among cousins for an property in Venezuela, Doña Barbara is an exam of the clash among city and kingdom, violence and mind, female and male. Doña Barbara is a gorgeous and mysterious woman—rumored to be a witch—with a ferocious strength over males. whilst her cousin Santos Luzardo returns to the plains on the way to reclaim his land and farm animals, he reluctantly faces off opposed to Doña Barbara, and their conflict turns into at the same time certainly one of violence and seduction. the entire motion is determined opposed to the beautiful backdrop of the Venezuelan prairie, defined in loving element. Gallegos’s plains are packed with harmful ranchers, intrepid cowboys, and damsels in misery, all generally and vividly drawn. A masterful novel with a massive function within the inception of magical realism, Doña Barbara is a suspenseful story that blends myth, experience, and romance.

Hailed as “the Bovary of the llano” by means of Larry McMurtry in his new foreword to this ebook, Doña Barbarais a magnetic and remarkable heroine, who has encouraged a variety of diversifications at the vast and small displays, together with a contemporary tv convey that aired on Telemundo.

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Europe Central

By William T Vollmann

A bold literary masterpiece and winner of the nationwide e-book Award. 

during this extraordinary paintings of fiction, acclaimed writer William T. Vollmann turns his trenchant eye at the authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR within the 20th century to render a captivating viewpoint on human event in the course of wartime. via interwoven narratives that paint a composite portrait of those combating leviathans and the colossal age they defined, Europe Central captures a refrain of voices either actual and fictional— a tender German who joins the SS to struggle its crimes, generals who collaborate with the enemy for various purposes, the Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist attacks upon his paintings and lifestyles.

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The Professional

By W.C. Heinz

Originally released in 1958, The Professional is the tale of boxer Eddie Brown's quest for the middleweight championship of the realm. however it is much more. W. C. Heinz not just serves up a practical depiction of the circus-like surroundings round boxing with its diversified hangers-on, crooked promoters, and jaded reporters, yet he supplies us memorable characters in Eddie Brown and in Brown's crusty coach, document Carroll. they're on the center of this poignant tale as they bond including their eye at the purely prize that matters—the middleweight championship. The Professional is W. C. Heinz on the most sensible of his game—the author who lined the fights larger than a person else of his period, whose lean sentences, rough-and-ready discussion, dry wit, and you-are-there type helped lay the root for the recent Journalism of Jimmy Breslin, homosexual Talese, and Tom Wolfe. And all of the trademark traits of W. C. Heinz are on plentiful show during this novel that Pete Hamill defined as "one of the 5 top activities novels ever written."

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