Category: Contemporary Literature

Download E-books The Guardians: A Novel PDF

From American booklet Award-winning writer Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, relocating novel a couple of sensuous, shrewdpermanent, and fiercely self sufficient lady. Eking out a residing as a teacher’s aide in a small New Mexican border city, Tía Regina is usually elevating her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the rustic illegally and aspires to the priesthood. whilst Gabo’s father, Rafa, disappears whereas crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst.

After numerous days of ready and with an ominous mobilephone name from a girl who will be hooked up to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo unravel to discover Rafa. support arrives within the type of Miguel, an amorous, lately divorced background instructor; Miguel’s gregarious abuelo Milton; a number of Gabo’s gangbanger classmates; and a clergyman of wayward religion. although their trip is rife with demanding situations and risk, it is going to function a awesome testomony to kin bonds, cultural delight, and the human experience

Praise for The Guardians

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr through THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“An continually expert storyteller, [Castillo] grounds her writing in . . . humor, love, suspense and heartache–that draw the reader in.”
Chicago Sunday Sun-Times

“A rollicking learn, with jokes and suspense and pleasure rides and hearts breaking . . . This clever, passionate novel merits a large audience.”
–Los Angeles Times

“What drives the unconventional is its refrain of characters, all, of their personal manner, witnesses and dad or mum angels. finally, Castillo’s unmistakable voice–earthy, impassioned, weaving a ‘hybrid vocabulary for a hybrid people’–is the book’s maximum revelation.”
–Time Out New York

“A magnificent novel . . . Castillo’s most crucial accomplishment in The Guardians is to offer a distinct literary voice to questions on what makes up a ‘family.’ ”
–El Paso Times

“A relocating booklet that's either intimate and epic in its narrative.”
–Oscar Hijuelos, writer of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of affection

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Download E-books Everybody's Right PDF

Born at the streets and born making a song, Tony Pagoda has had his day. yet what a day it was once!
He had repute, funds, ladies, and ability. He spent his golden years enjoyable a flourishing and garishly satisfied Italy. His good fortune stretched over borders and around the seas. yet someplace issues started to cross awry, the public's tastes in track at the start. His band is now a shadow of its former self and his lifestyles is fraught with mundane yet infuriating issues. it is time to make a fresh holiday with the earlier. Following a quick travel in Brazil, Tony comes to a decision to decamp and make a existence for himself in South the US. the following, his hyper- constructed and intensely strange imaginative and prescient of the realm, irreversibly formed by way of these years in which he hobnobbed with Sinatra and loved the adoration of audiences the realm over, is below attack. Now that he has deserted tune the area moves him as a barren position that's thoroughly at odds together with his knowing of it. Tony's tale is the tale of a worldwizened yet but unusually naive guy compelled to reconcile with existence or lose himself fullyyt. instructed in a breathless, irreverent first individual voice that's as unique as any in modern literature, Everybody's correct is the debut novel from one of Italy's such a lot compelling and singular inventive minds. Paolo Sorrentino, identified mostly because the director of films thought of to be one of the best examples of cinematic artwork by way of any Italian filmmaker in contemporary a long time, right here proves himself to be an both ambitious novelist.

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Download E-books The Game Changer: The Final Score PDF

The sport Changer: the ultimate ranking through L.M. Trio
(Part 2 of the sport Changer through L.M. Trio)

The tale keeps with Luke being published from felony, pressured to stand many demanding situations that built because of his careless judgements. His maximum problem is dealing with Jesse, the lady he refuses to permit go....

Meanwhile, whereas Mikey handles all that includes being a tender famous person, he quickly realizes that his existence isn't really fulfilled with out the lady that has been tugging at his center for all of those years.

The online game Changer: the ultimate rating is informed from four varied views: Luke, Mikey, JJ & Deanna

WARNING.DISCLAIMER: because of grownup occasions and language, now not acceptable for kids lower than the age of 17

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Download E-books Carter's Big Break PDF

By Brent Crawford

After surviving freshman yr (just barely), Carter is yearning his summer time holiday. regrettably, while he and his female friend, Abby, half methods, it appears to be like as if summer time simply may possibly holiday him. issues begin to lookup while he’s by surprise solid in an self reliant movie contrary the world’s largest tween sensation, Hilary Idaho. With Hollywood knocking on his door, Carter will get a style of the great lifestyles. yet because the movie spirals uncontrolled, he starts to worry that he’s no longer the “somebody” he thinks he's and extra the “nobody” he’s yes he continually has been. discover if Carter is going Hollywood…or Hollywood is going Carter.

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Download E-books Child of Darkness (Gemini) PDF

By V.C. Andrews

She grew up within the shadows of lies.
Now the previous will come to light.

As a toddler, she was once child Celeste, the only factor that stored her mom involved with truth. yet now her mom is in an establishment, and sixteen-year-old Celeste Atwell is by myself on the planet. followed through a prosperous couple, Celeste has every thing a woman may wish: dressmaker outfits, luxurious automobiles, even a good-looking boyfriend. yet her indulgence may possibly come at a steep fee -- as the secrets and techniques hidden inside of her new relations are too harmful to maintain lower than wraps....
additionally within the bestselling Gemini sequence from V.C. Andrews®-- make sure to learn Celeste and Black Cat, to be had from Pocket celebrity Books!

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Download E-books Getting Out of Hand: Sapphire Falls book one PDF

By Erin Nicholas

The 1st ebook within the united states this day Bestselling sequence from Erin Nicholas!

Genius scientist Mason Riley can treatment international starvation, provoke the media and piss off the vp of the USA all sooner than breakfast. yet he isn't convinced he can get via his highschool type reunion.

Then he meets the recent lady in town.

Adrianne Scott loves Sapphire Falls. The sleepy little city has been the best position to flee her fast moving, excessive rigidity way of life. Her in basic terms plans now comprise beginning her sweet store and dwelling a quiet, drama-free life.

Until Mason Riley bids 400 money simply to dance with her.

Mason convinced does not look--or kiss--like a genius scientist geek. in truth, he makes Adrianne's center pound like not anything she's ever skilled. ardour like this with a man who travels the area and events on the White condo should still most likely be a crimson flag for a lady who desires an easy uninteresting life.

Good factor nobody falls in love in a weekend.

WARNING: learn provided that you do not brain a few naughty phrases, horny instances defined in nice element, humor, small city quirkiness, meddling top associates, dust within the kitchen, references to bisexuality, oh and discuss candy... and that is now not a euphemism for anything... genuine candy.

SAPPHIRE FALLS SERIES
Getting Out of Hand, e-book one
Getting labored Up, publication two
Getting soiled, ebook three
Getting within the Spirit, Christmas novella
Getting within the temper, Valentine's novella
Getting all of it, publication four
Getting fortunate, publication five
Getting Over It, ebook six
Getting to Her, e-book six better half novella
Getting to the Church On Time, Christmas novella
Getting His approach, publication seven

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Download E-books Safe Haven PDF

By Nicholas Sparks

When a mysterious younger lady named Katie seems to be within the small North Carolina city of Southport, her surprising arrival increases questions about her previous. attractive but self-effacing, Katie turns out made up our minds to prevent forming own ties till a sequence of occasions attracts her into reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed shop proprietor with a sort middle and teenagers; and one other along with her plainspoken unmarried neighbor, Jo. regardless of her reservations, Katie slowly starts off to permit down her defend, placing down roots within the close-knit group and turning into more and more connected to Alex and his family.

But at the same time Katie starts to fall in love, she struggles with the darkish mystery that also haunts and terrifies her . . . a prior that set her on a worried, shattering trip around the nation, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and obdurate aid, Katie ultimately realizes that she needs to make a choice from a lifetime of brief security and one in all riskier rewards . . . and that during the darkest hour, love is the single real secure haven.

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Download E-books By a Thread (Elemental Assassin) PDF

By Jennifer Estep

The 6th booklet within the USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin city myth sequence that includes Gin Blanco, who via day owns a Tennessee BBQ joint, and by way of evening is a tricky lady murderer referred to as the Spider.

I by no means idea I’d desire a holiday from being an assassin….

My identify is Gin Blanco, and I’m the murderer the Spider. all of the Ashland’s lowlifes are gunning for me and attempting to make a reputation for themselves via disposing of the Spider. So i believe it’s a good suggestion to get out of Ashland for some time until eventually issues cool down.

So I’m headed south to a swanky seashore city, in addition to my child sister, Bria, for a weekend of enjoyable within the solar. but if an previous buddy of Bria’s is threatened by means of a robust vampire with lethal elemental magic, it feels like I’ll need to dig my silverstone knives out of my suitcase in the end. yet this time, no longer even my very own Ice and Stone energy will be sufficient to save lots of me from coming domestic in a pine field…

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Download E-books The Evening of the Holiday PDF

By Shirley Hazzard

In the phrases of Time magazine, "A close to ideal novel...a small masterpiece" by way of the writer of the nice Fire

Passionate undercurrents sweep out and in of this eloquent novel a couple of love affair in a summer time nation-state in Italy and its inevitable finish. It happens in a environment of pastoral good looks in the course of a time of celebration--a festival.

Sophie, part English, part Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who's separated from his spouse and kinfolk. In telling the tale in their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid floor of well mannered Italian society to bare the serious yearnings and miraculous responses in subtle humans stuck up in feelings they don't constantly understand.

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Download E-books What Lies Between Us: A Novel PDF

By Nayomi Munaweera

In the idyllic hill state of Sri Lanka, a tender lady grows up together with her loving kinfolk; yet even in the course of this paradise, terror lurks within the shadows. while tragedy moves, she and her mom needs to search safeguard by means of immigrating to the United States. There the woman reinvents herself as an American youngster to outlive, with assistance from her cousin; yet whilst she assimilates and flourishes, the secrets and techniques and scars of her earlier stick to her into maturity. during this new nation of freedom, every little thing she has outfitted starts to disintegrate round her, and her carry on truth turns into progressively more tenuous. while the prior and the current collide, she sees just one poor choice.

From Nayomi Munaweera, the award-winning writer of Island of one thousand Mirrors, comes the confession of a girl, pushed by way of the demons of her earlier to devote a unmarried and doubtless unforgivable crime.

Praise for Island of one thousand Mirrors:

"The paradisiacal landscapes of Sri Lanka are as amazing because the barbarity of its revolution, and Munaweera conjures up the facility of either in a lyrical debut novel helpful of shelving along her countryman Michael Ondaatje or her fellow author of the multigenerational immigrant adventure Jhumpa Lahiri." - Publishers Weekly

"The beating middle of Island of 1000 Mirrors isn't really quite a bit its human characters yet Sri Lanka itself and the bright, sometimes incandescent, language used to explain this teardrop within the Indian Ocean." - The manhattan instances publication Review

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