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Download E-books The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai (Weatherhead Books on Asia) PDF

By Anyi Wang, Michael Berry

The music of eternal Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a woman born of the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of Forties Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks status within the pass over Shanghai attractiveness competition, and this fleeting second of stardom turns into the head of her lifestyles. After the Communist victory, Wang Qiyao keeps to bask in the decadent pleasures of the Shanghai bourgeoisie, secretly enjoying mahjong in the course of the antirightist crusade and changing enthusiasts at the eve of the Cultural Revolution. She reemerges within the Eighties as a purveyor of "old Shanghai," simply to develop into embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the Hollywood noirs of her youth.

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Download E-books Crime of Privilege: A Novel PDF

By Walter Walker

NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY THE SACRAMENTO BEE

In the culture of Scott Turow, William Landay, and Nelson DeMille, Crime of Privilege is a gorgeous mystery approximately strength, corruption, and the legislations in America—and the damaging methods they arrive together.
 
A homicide on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach.
 
All they've got in universal is the presence of 1 of America’s such a lot loved and influential households. yet not anyone is calling questions. now not the police. no longer the prosecutors. and positively no longer George Becket, a tender attorney toiling away within the basement of the Cape & Islands district attorney’s workplace. George has continually lived on the fringe of strength. He wasn’t born to privilege, yet he knows the way it works and has benefitted from it in methods he doesn’t wish to admit. Now, an research brings him deep contained in the international of the actually wealthy—and indicates him what a dangerous position it is.
 
Years have handed considering the fact that a tender lady used to be chanced on brutally slain at an specific Cape Cod golfing membership, and nobody has ever been charged. Cornered through the victim’s father, George can’t clarify why convinced leads have been by no means explored—leads that time towards a unmarried family—and he is of the same opinion to seem into it.
 
What starts as a seek in the course of the hugely stratified layers of Cape Cod society, quickly has George racing from Idaho to Hawaii, Costa Rica to France to long island urban. yet in all places he is going he discovers humans like himself: individuals with extra secrets and techniques than solutions, humans haunted by means of a choice years earlier to exchange silence for cover from life’s sharp edges. George reveals his pals usually are not unavoidably nonetheless neighbors and a wife will be untrue in additional methods than one. And regardless of threats at each flip, he's pushed to reconstruct the victim’s final hours whereas looking out not just for a killer yet for his personal redemption.

Praise for Crime of Privilege
 
“Twisting, engrossing, irresistible.”—William Landay, writer of Defending Jacob
 
“Stunning . . . a great crime story.”Library magazine (starred review)
 
“A terrifically enjoyable race of a learn . . . filled with intelligence, perception, morality and center. Top-notch and hugely recommended!”—John Lescroart
 
“A gripping mystery . . . an unsettling, multilayered examine the insidious symbiosis among strength and corruption.”Maclean’s
 
“A felony mystery and a homicide secret cloaked in natural amusement . . . The author’s wit, dry and slicing, is razor-sharp.”Bookreporter
 
“An enticing, very well-paced novel . . . fascinating and unpredictable.”—Examiner.com

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Download E-books Raising Stony Mayhall PDF

By Daryl Gregory

From award-winning writer Daryl Gregory, whom Library Journal referred to as “[a] vivid new voice of the twenty-first century,” comes a brand new breed of zombie novel—a unusually humorous, vividly scary, and eventually deeply relocating tale of self-discovery and relations love.
 
In 1968, after the 1st zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her 3 younger daughters realize the physique of a teenage mom in the course of a storm from snow. Wrapped within the woman’s fingers is a toddler, stone-cold, now not respiring, and and not using a pulse. yet then his eyes open and lookup at Wanda—and he starts to move.

The relations hides the child—whom they identify Stony—rather than flip him over to gurus that will damage him. opposed to all medical cause, the undead boy starts to develop. For years his adoptive mom and sisters have the ability to retain his lifestyles a secret—until one terrifying evening whilst Stony is compelled to run and he learns that he's no longer the one dwelling lifeless boy left within the world.

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Download E-books Letters From the Palazzo Barbaro (Pushkin Collection) PDF

By Henry James

The novelist Henry James arrived in Venice as a vacationer, and immediately fell in love with the town – quite with the sumptuous Palazzo Barbaro, domestic of the expatriate American Curtis family members. this option of letters covers the interval 1869-1907 and gives a special list of the lifestyles and paintings of this nice writer.
Includes old pictures and a foreword by means of Leon Edel, Henry James’s biographer.

Pushkin assortment variants function a spare, based sequence variety and better, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top rate White Paper and notch-bound by means of the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are revealed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and woodland Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Download E-books Against a Crimson Sky: A Novel PDF

By James Conroyd Martin

The continuation of the sweeping tale of younger Countess Anna Maria, brought within the epic PUSH now not THE RIVER, as Poland alternatives up the items and joins forces with Napoleon in an try and deliver down Russia.
 
AGAINST A pink SKY tells the interrelated tales of 4 characters within the aftermath of the violent dissolution of Poland in 1794 and culminates within the doomed 1812 iciness march into Russia. Countess Anna Maria Berezowska has eventually married her real love, Jan Stelnicki, yet lifestyles is something yet perfect. no longer lengthy into their union, Jan takes to the battlefield within the hopes of making sure a sovereign Poland for his kids. in the meantime, his ally at the entrance traces keeps to pine for Anna's cousin, Zofia, yet she has her attractions set a bit higher…on the emperor Napoleon.

AGAINST A purple SKY interweaves those stories of intrigue, love and betrayal as one proud kingdom and one robust relations fight for unity.

 

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Download E-books Yes, My Darling Daughter: A Novel PDF

By Margaret Leroy

Every as soon as in a blue moon, a masterful author dives into gothic waters and emerges with a singular thatlike Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, Minette Walters's The Breaker, and Donna Tartt's The Little Friend―simultaneously celebrates and transcends the culture. Welcome Margaret Leroy to the clan.

What's the problem with Sylvie?

Such an attractive woman. 4 years outdated; good enjoyed by way of her younger mom, Grace. yet there is something . . . off concerning the baby. Her deathly worry of water; evening terrors; so much of all, her fixation with a photograph of an Irish seashore city referred to as Coldharbour.

"Sylvie, inform me approximately your photograph. Why's it so precise, sweetheart?" My middle is racing, yet i attempt to make my voice rather calm.

"That's my beach, Grace." Very matter-of-fact, as if this could be noticeable. "I lived there, Grace. Before."

Haunted and haunting, Yes, My Darling Daughter is a superbly unique, deliciously suspenseful secret, "a haunting ebook and a tantalizing learn" (The windfall Journal).

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Download E-books A Terra dos Meninos Pelados PDF

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was once broadly one of crucial Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, plagued by poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to stay together with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first publication, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed through the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reports in prison could develop into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" sort of writing and the clash among the identity and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.

About the e-book (in Portuguese):

Graciliano Ramos, um dos maiores escritores brasileiros do século XX, traz em seu livro infanto-juvenil, A Terra dos Meninos Pelados, a história de Raimundo, um menino diferente de todos os outros por ter um olho preto, o outro azul e a cabeça careca. Cansado de ser alvo de chacota na escola e nas ruas da cidade, Raimundo parte em uma viagem fantástica para um lugar onde as pessoas saibam conviver com as diferenças.

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Download E-books La mémoire du cœur: chroniques littéraires 1987-2012 (Les Cahiers de la NRF) PDF

By Guy Goffette

Au départ, il y a ces bonheurs de lecture qu'on ne peut garder pour soi seul. Un enthousiasme si grand qu'il passe tout de suite dans le stylo et enflamme les notes, articles, chroniques, préfaces qu'on écrit sur des livres, des auteurs connus ou non qui vous ont fait respirer autrement.

Confiés au fil des jours à des revues plus ou moins spécialisées, des journaux, des livres ou faisant cavalier seul, ces textes disparaissent à l'arrivée au fond d'une bibliothèque, d'un débarras, d'une cave. Empoussiérés, perdus et c'est misère.

Jusqu'au jour où le cœur, qui n'a pas perdu de son allant, se souvient et décide de réunir les meilleurs à l. a. bonne franquette, c'est-à-dire, au mépris de toute hiérarchie, dans une petite voiture – ce quantity – pour une prom au grand air. Avec l'espoir de redonner à chacun ses couleurs, sa vitalité et, si attainable, quelques lecteurs de plus.

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Download E-books Wives and Daughters (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Elizabeth Gaskell, Pam Morris

A tale of romance, scandal and intrigue in the confines of a watchful, gossiping English village through the early 19th century

When seventeen-year-old Molly Gibson's widowed father remarries, her lifestyles is became the other way up via the coming of her useless, manipulative stepfather. She additionally acquires an exciting new stepsister, Cynthia, glamorous, subtle and impossible to resist to each guy she meets. the 2 ladies start to speak in confidence each other and Molly quickly unearths herself a go-between in Cynthia's amorous affairs - yet in doing so dangers wasting either her personal popularity and the fellow she secretly loves. Set in English society prior to the 1832 Reform invoice, Elizabeth Gaskell's final novel - thought of to be her most interesting - demonstrates an clever and compassionate figuring out of human relationships, and provides a witty, ironic critique of mid-Victorian society.

this article relies at the 1866 Cornhill journal model of the unconventional. it is also notes on textual variations among this variation and the unique manuscript, a observe at the story's finishing and an creation discussing the novel's demanding research of topics of Englishness, Darwinism and masculine authority.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes through distinct students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by means of award-winning translators.

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