Category: Contemporary Literature

Download E-books A Regular Guy : A Novel PDF

By Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson's first novels, Anywhere yet Here and The misplaced Father, received her literary renown and a large following. Now, in her 3rd novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been changed through a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of younger Jane di Natali, however the topic continues to be an analogous: the quest for, and the try to comprehend, the absent father.

This time the daddy is a millionaire biotechnology wealthy person named Tom Owens.  Into Owens's charmed existence comes Jane, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into  his care by way of a mom who's not in a position to supplying it; Tom is way from prepared for this accountability. enthusiasts of Simpson's prior novels are not disillusioned by means of this expedition into the cracked global of kin family members.

"Simpson is an attentive observer and a fluent stylist, however it is the component of refined shock that pulls us via those pages, the magnetism of an unique brain that holds us fast."
--Booklist

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Download E-books Paradise City PDF

By Elizabeth Day

Four disparate characters locate themselves associated jointly in Paradise City. Howard red is a wildly winning businessman nonetheless suffering to manage fifteen years after his nineteen-year-old daughter disappeared. Beatrice Kizza fled persecution from Uganda the place homosexuality is illegitimate. She now works as a maid at a lodge Howard frequents. Esme Reade, an bold employees reporter on a Sunday tabloid, is eager to get the Howard crimson interview for which all London newshounds froth on the mouths. Carol Hetherington, a widow who has time to maintain a watch on her pals' activities, makes an unbelievable discovery.

Paradise City explores what a urban capability to people who come looking their fortune or a greater existence. it's also a narrative of absence and loss, of ways we form ourselves round the areas that folks depart behind.

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Download E-books To Dance With the White Dog PDF

By Terry Kay

Sam Peek's little ones are apprehensive. because that "saddest day" while Cora, his liked spouse of fifty-seven reliable years, died, not anyone is aware how he'll continue to exist. How can this aged guy dwell on my own on his farm? How can he retain riding his dilapidated truck right down to the fields to take care of his few rows of pecan timber? And while Sam starts off telling his little ones a few puppy as white because the natural pushed snow -- that turns out invisible to all people yet him -- his little ones imagine that grief and outdated age have eventually taken their toll.
yet no matter if the puppy is actual or no longer, Sam Peek -- "one of the neatest males within the South by way of bushes" -- outsmarts all of them. Sam and the White puppy will dance from the pages of this bittersweet novel and into your center, as they percentage the secret of existence, and start jointly a hot and relocating ultimate ceremony of passage.
Winner of the Southeastern Library Association's notable writer Award.

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Download E-books The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society Jubilee PDF

By Carolyn Brown

You Are Cordially Invited...Come early, devour till your buttons pop, and dance till you drop!

Miss Clawdy's Café has received the Jubilee blue ribbon each year because the sunrise of time. This yr, city matron Violet Prescott goes after that ribbon with an iron-clad decision simply thinly disguised by means of her ideal hairstyle and perfect manners, bless her heart.

It's time for café vendors Cathy and Marty and their ally Trixie to tug out their mystery weapon. And this can be the place a life of friendship, mixed with simply the correct recipe at simply definitely the right time, may hold the day―or blow every thing to smithereens.

Welcome to Cadillac, Texas, the place the jalapeños are sizzling, the gossip is warmer, and on the finish of the day, it is the beneficial friendships which are left standing...

"Funny, frank, and whole of heart...one extra welcome instance of Brown's Texas-size expertise for storytelling."―USA this day satisfied Ever After on One scorching Cowboy Wedding

"Brown revitalizes the Western romance with this clean, humorous, and attractive story choked with likable, down-to-earth characters."―Booklist on Love under the influence of alcohol Cowboy

"Brown's novel will hot your center and convey you characters so actual, you will swear they are flesh and bone...A five megastar convenience Read!"―Love Romance ardour on Getting Lucky

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Download E-books Touch The Horizon (Sedikhan, Book 5) PDF

By Iris Johansen

She used to be stranded in a dangerous sandstorm while he rode to her rescue like a wilderness prince on his black stallion. On a lark Billie Callahan had come to the center East to play a minor movie position in a wilderness epic. without notice she came upon herself starring in a real-life romantic event. Cowboy, hero, buddy of sheikhs and princes, David Bradford spoke like a poet within the drawl of his local Texas. What was once this mysterious, eccentric, and irresistibly seductive guy doing in Sedikhan, and what did he wish with a typical lady like Billie? Her interest piqued, Billie David to the lavish excitement citadel he known as domestic, with its armed guards and adoring employees. He warned her that the excitement he provided her could final endlessly. What he didn't comprehend was once that Billie simply believed in now.

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Download E-books Runaway Vampire: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire) PDF

By Lynsay Sands

Buckle up—the argeneaus are again in a horny, witty new novel from New York Times bestselling writer Lynsay Sands

Dante Notte has heard it acknowledged that love hurts. He simply wasn’t awaiting it to run him over in an RV. nonetheless, a punctured lung and damaged ribs are not anything in comparison to the full-body surprise he feels each time he’s close to the vehicle’s motive force, Mary Winslow. He must continue her secure from their pursuers whereas he rescues his brother. so much not easy of all, he must declare this shrewdpermanent, obdurate girl as his lifestyles mate.

The bare, injured, insanely attractive more youthful guy who clambered into her RV insists they belong jointly. If Mary wasn’t feeling their tremendous connection in each inch of her being, she wouldn’t think it. yet now that the lads who took Dante’s dual are after her too, trusting her intestine capacity risking her lifestyles for an immortal who’s the very definition of an ideal stranger.

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Download E-books Cliffs of Fall: And Other Stories PDF

By Shirley Hazzard

From the writer of The nice Fire, a suite of news approximately love and attractiveness, expectancies and disappointment

Shirley Hazzard's tales are sharp, delicate portrayals of moments of main issue. whether or not they are set within the Italian geographical region or suburban Connecticut, the tales care for actual humans and genuine problems.

In the identify piece, a tender widow is shocked and ashamed via her loss of grief for her husband.
In "A position within the Country," a tender lady has a passionate, in charge affair along with her cousin's husband. In "Harold," a gawky, lonely younger guy unearths reputation and recognize via his poetry.

Moving and evocative, those ten tales are written with subtlety, humor, and a willing figuring out of the relationships among males and women.

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Download E-books Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea PDF

By Robert K. Massie

In a piece of impressive narrative strength, packed with exceptional personalities and shiny scenes of dramatic motion, Robert ok. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of Peter the nice, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its right ancient value the position of sea strength within the profitable of the nice War.

The primary picture of this primary international battle is of dust and ditchs, barbed twine, desktop weapons, poison fuel, and slaughter. A new release of ecu manhood was once massacred, and a wound was once inflicted on ecu civilization that required the rest of the 20th century to heal.

But with all its sacrifice, trench struggle didn't win the conflict for one aspect or lose it for the opposite. Over the process 4 years, the strains at the Western entrance moved scarcely in any respect; makes an attempt to wreck via led simply to the lengthening of the already unbearably lengthy casualty lists.

For the genuine tale of army upheaval, we needs to glance to the ocean. at the eve of the battle in August 1914, nice Britain and Germany possessed the 2 maximum navies the realm had ever visible. whilst battle got here, those fleets of dreadnoughts—gigantic floating castles of metal in a position to hurl monstrous shells at an enemy miles away—were able to attempt their bad energy opposed to each one other.

Their struggles happened within the North Sea and the Pacific, on the Falkland Islands and the Dardanelles. They reached their climax while Germany, suffocated by way of an implacable naval blockade, determined to strike opposed to the British ring of metal. the end result used to be Jutland, a gigantic conflict of fifty-eight dreadnoughts, each one the house of one thousand men.

When the German excessive Seas Fleet retreated, the kaiser unleashed unrestricted U-boat struggle, which, in its indiscriminate violence, introduced a reluctant the United States into the struggle. during this approach, the German attempt to “seize the trident” by way of defeating the British army ended in the autumn of the German empire.

Ultimately, the distinguishing function of Castles of metal is the writer himself. the information, realizing, and literary energy Massie brings to this tale are exceptional. His portrayals of Winston Churchill, the British admirals Fisher, Jellicoe, and Beatty, and the Germans Scheer, Hipper, and Tirpitz are gorgeous of their veracity and artistry.

Castles of Steel is set conflict at sea, management and command, braveness, genius, and folly. some of these components are given awesome scope via Robert ok. Massie’s designated and extensively hailed literary mastery.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Fall of Shane MacKade (The MacKade Brothers) PDF

By Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts returns with the vintage stories of the MacKade brothers―their rebellions, their passions and their loves.

Shane MacKade loved every little thing approximately women―the glance of them, the scent of them, the flavor of them. So the very last thing he anticipated was once to develop into a one-woman guy. or even extra dazzling is that it is the Ph.D.-toting educational Rebecca McKnight who has him headed for a fall. may perhaps Shane's days as a bachelor be coming to an end?

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