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By Alberto Fuguet. 2003
BeltrÁn Soler is from Chile, a land in constant movement. He is also a seismologist who knows more about tectonic… plates than about life. On his way to a conference in Tokyo, he stops in L.A. where he misses his plane, and experiences a tremor that makes him lose his balance. He suddenly begins to remember the fifty most important movies of his life: the ones he saw during his adolescence in the sixties and seventies. From Dumbo to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, including the noisy catastrophe films and the futuristic films of the 1970s, BeltrÁn finally connects with his past, and the history of his eccentric and dysfunctional family. Through memories and B-films BeltrÁn comes to terms with the epic nature of the Soler family. Set in Nixon's suburban California, and Pinochet's cold Santiago de Chile, this quick and contemporary novel is about two languages, two worlds, and two families that watch the same movies.
By Debbie Mason. 2014
By Alaa Aswany. 2002
This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption sexual repression religious extremism and… modern hopes of Egypt today All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed scientist of women a sultry voluptuous siren a devout young student feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman a corrupt and corpulent politician twisting the Koran to justify his desires These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany s remarkable international bestseller Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion this book is an important window on to the experience of loss and love in the Arab world
By Kristan Higgins. 2018
One of Purewow's Best Beach Reads of Summer 2018New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt… novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it's about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother's and brother's ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her. But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson's dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves. A novel of compassion and insight, Good Luck With That tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.
By Tobias Wolff. 2003
The author of the genre-defining memoir" This Boy's Life, the PEN/Faulkner Award'winning novella "The Barracks Thief, and short stories acclaimed… as modern classics, Tobias Wolff now gives us his first novel. Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted. The school's mystique is rooted in Literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the review and competing for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK's inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain. No one writes more astutely than Wolff about the process by which character is formed, and here he illuminates the irresistible power, even the violence, of the self-creative urge. Resonant in ways at once contemporary and timeless, "Old School is a masterful achievement by one of the finest writers of our time. "From the Hardcover edition.
By Diane Burke. 2011
Sophie Clarkston is shocked to learn that she isn t who she thinks Her birth certificate is forged… Her name-made up And her widowed father is suddenly missing leaving behind a heartbreaking letter asking forgiveness Desperate for answers Sophie turns to private investigator Cain Garrison in tiny Promise Virginia But the moment they leave his office her life is threatened and her home ransacked Who is after her And who exactly is she With questions about his own past Cain vows to help Sophie uncover the truth Before someone comes out of the shadows to keep it hidden forever
By Nikos Kazantzakis. 1960
This provocative literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ… far more human than the one seen in the Bible a holy figure who was nonetheless only a man like any other subject to fear doubt and pain In elegant thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis follows this Christ as he struggles to live out God s will for him powerfully suggesting that it was Christ s ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men The basis for Martin Scorcese s 1988 film of the same name The Last Temptation of Christ stands alongside other frequently banned classics like The Satanic Verses as a brave and incisive reckoning between a religion s founding tenets and their more difficult implications
By Clár Ní Chonghaile. 2017
Praise for Clár Ní Chonghaile and Fractured'Clar provides access to the beating hearts on all sides of terror that even… our best journalists can't reach' --Christopher Bollen'It is Ní Chonghaile's investment in her characters that fills it with so much heart' --Daniel Seery'Thrilling, thought-provoking... A stunning debut' --Nick BrownleeTheo, a young Rwandan boy fleeing his country’s genocide, arrives in Dublin, penniless, alone and afraid. Still haunted by a traumatic memory in which his father committed a murderous act of violence, he struggles to find his place in the foreign city.Plagued by his past, Theo is gradually drawn deeper into the world of Dublin’s feared criminal gangs. But a chance encounter in a restaurant with Deirdre offers him a lifeline.Theo and Deirdre’s tender friendship is however soon threatened by tragedy. Can they confront their addictions to carve a future out of the catastrophe that engulfs both their lives?
By Jessica Sequeira, Sara Gallardo. 2018
Dazzling hallucinatory stories by Sara Gallardo a rediscovered Argentinian contemporary of Garc a M rquez never… before published in EnglishThese stunning stories by Sara Gallardo astonish overwhelm and illuminate Deeply real they are also shot through with the supernatural Every muscular musical story reveals the way that the habits of everyday life can become unknowable and unpredictable Recently rediscovered Sara Gallardo is a major Latin American writer whose stories recall the masters of magical realism - but maintain a domestic whimsical atmosphere all of their own
By Cindy Kenney. 2003
On each page of this fun, rhyming, board book shaped like Bob and Larry, kids meet their favorite VeggieTales characters… who encourage them to remember that God loves them very much. Bob the Tomato says: “God made you special, but here is the rest… He loves you so much—he thinks you’re the best!” Kids will giggle their way through each page as Bob, Larry, and their Veggie friends share a special message that will last a lifetime! Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding young souls.
By Emma Robinson. 2018
A hilarious, romantic love story about mothers, daughters and how on earth to find Prince Charming, for fans of Sophie… Kinsella, Marian Keyes and The Gilmore Girls. Rory closed her eyes. Think with your head. Your heart can’t be trusted. Life is not a fairytale… Rory doesn’t believe in love. She’s got far too many real problems to deal with. She’s just bought a tumbledown house. Her mother is generally behaving like a wicked witch, insisting on calling her Aurora, and generally interfering in her (admittedly pitiful lack of) love life. And her 16-year-old daughter has finally grown out of Disney princesses and discovered dating… But Rory’s adamant that she doesn’t need saving. In fact, the only thing she’s wishing on a star for is a bit of practical help. However, when she meets a builder whose name is John Prince and who seems to be in the habit of rescuing her (right down to finding her lost shoe one evening) she might have to face a truth as uncomfortable as hobbling home barefoot – that maybe there’s something enchanted in the air. Her mother, daughter and friends are convinced her prince has come, but Rory just wishes everyone could let it go. Especially when she hears a story that makes her question whether he is really the hero everyone thinks he is… What readers are saying about Emma Robinson:‘I laughed out loud on the bus at this book … Well written, funny and most of all compassionate … a much-needed dose of humanity and humour … Five easy stars.’ S.E. Lynes, 5 stars ‘This was absolutely hilarious! I just couldn't stop laughing throughout.' Jessica's Book Biz, 5 stars ‘This book was so much fun to read that I couldn't put it down and HAD to read it in one sitting... I loved every minute of it.' Pretty Little Book Reviews ‘My first thoughts for this book are laugh out loud hilarious! I simply couldn't stop laughing through this book. Emma Robinson's writing is so relatable.’ Bookish Lifestyle, 5 stars 'Oh my days. I loved this book... in parts a laugh out loud read, it's also a comfort read, sometimes happy, funny and sometimes a little sad, the book has lots of emotion running through it... First Class read, I recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, yet real read. Friendships, secrets, lies, revelations, laughter, tears, relationships. This book covers it all.’ I Love Reading, 5 stars ‘This is a truly amazing book that I read in two sittings. I just didn’t want to put it down. The writing flowed, the characters were all a delight and the plot was so passionate, and truthful.’ Whispering Stories, 5 stars ‘Within the space of a few pages… I could feel my spirits lift and a big smile settled itself on my face…
By Lee Kilraine. 2018
Beckett. Asher. Gray. Eli. Ryker. Wyatt. Five out of six very different brothers are reunited—and working to make their construction… firm a success. But oldest brother Beckett just found their major new project becoming one hard and sexy challenge . . . A rough childhood tore Beckett and his brothers apart. It took everything he had to track them down and establish Six Brothers Construction. He only trusts them—and his drive to win. Now if SBC can build a billionaire team owner’s much-hyped new mansion, it will put them on the map—and finally fulfill Beckett’s promise to take care of his siblings. Too bad he’ll have to collaborate with hot new rival Samantha Devine, who’s throwing him curves on-site, out-the-box . . . and between the sheets. Sam knows from experience that arrogant good-ole-boy Beckett is long, strong, and built to go the distance. But this is her only shot to prove she and her fledgling design company can succeed on her own terms. She’ll match Beckett’s expertise by day—and reignite the explosive heat between them by night. But when passion threatens to become real love, will this competition separate them for good . . . or make the sizzling collaboration of a lifetime?
By Pepper Winters. 2015
From New York Times bestselling author of The Dollar Series comes the first novel in a dark romance duet. She… is a woman divided. Her past, present, and future are as twisted as the lies she's lived for the past eight years. Desperate to get the truth, she must turn to the one man who may also be her greatest enemy . . . He is the president of Pure Corruption MC. A heartless biker and retribution-deliverer. He accepts no rules, obeys no one, and lives only to reap revenge on those who wronged him. And now he has stolen her, body and soul.Can a woman plagued by mystery fall in love with the man who refuses to face the truth? And can a man drenched in darkness forgo his quest for vengeance-and finally find redemption?RUIN & RULE is a full-length book at 436 pages and ends on a cliffhanger. Cleo and Kill's story continues in SIN & SUFFER.
By Pepper Winters. 2016
Some say the past is in the past That vengeance will hurt both innocent and guilty I never… believed those lies Once my lust for revenge is sated I ll say goodbye to hatred I ll find a new beginning SIN SUFFERShe came from a past Arthur Kill Killian never forgot She made him sin and made him suffer She tugged him from the shadows and showed him he wasn t as dead as he thought And with her resurrection came betrayal deceit and war But then they took her Stole her Imprisoned her Now Kill s carefully laid plans for vengeance are complete He craves action retribution-the blood of his enemies War has begun War is all they ll know until they ve paid their penance He will get her back-and rewrite their destiny
By Sarah Prineas. 2008
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard… Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.
By Jonathan Santlofer, Jervey Tervalon, Jerry Stahl, Gary Phillips, Joseph Mattson. 2013
A wide range of bestselling and acclaimed writers from masters of noir to literary lights explore… the milieu of drug culture in this eye-opening series New York Journal of Books From Lee Child to William T Vollmann Joyce Carol Oates to Sherman Alexie Eric Bogosian to actor James Franco many of the finest contemporary writers of fiction weigh in on the lure and destruction of drug use society s ambiguous relationship to drug culture and criminal behavior with short stories that are alternately harrowing funny sad or scary but always original and gripping The Cocaine Chronicles edited by Gary Phillips and Jervey Tervalon Contributors include Lee Child Laura Lippman Ken Bruen and Susan Straight Urban gritty and raw noir Harlan Coben The Speed Chronicles edited by Joseph Mattson Contributors include William T Vollmann Sherman Alexie James Franco and Megan Abbott Deserves great praise for the audacity of the topic the depth of the discussion the diversity of voices and plain old good storytelling New York Journal of Books The Heroin Chronicles edited by Jerry Stahl Contributors include Eric Bogosian Lydia Lunch Ava Stander and Gary Phillips An impressive array of writers these tales of chasing the dragon with corollaries often violent and savage will satisfy devotees of noir fiction and outsider are alike Publishers Weekly The Marijuana Chronicles edited by Jonathan Santlofer Contributors include Joyce Carol Oates Lee Child Raymond Mungo and Rachel Shteir Joyce Carol Oates is in a rare class of her own So too are other contributors to this collection including Lee Child and the always enjoyable Raymond Mungo Kirkus Reviews
By JoAnn Ross. 1998
From New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross comes a beloved story about opposites attracting If there is one thing… magazine editor Jude Lancaster knows it s that cowboys sell Wyoming rancher Lucky O Neill is just the man she needs to model on the cover of the Hunk of the Month magazine The last thing in the world Lucky wants to leave the comfort of his ranch for the wilds of New York City He s used to herding cattle not fighting off hordes of women As a favor to his sister however he s willing to do almost anything Upon meeting the strong-willed and sultry Jude Lucky finds himself getting roped in and falling hard Originally published as Hunk of the Month in 1998
By Nadine Brandes. 2018
“Fawkes is the perfect mix of history and magic.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady JaneThomas… Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th-century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.But what if death finds him first?Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.“I was up late in the night reading, waiting to get to the fifth of November to see how the plot would actually unfold, and it did not disappoint. An imaginative, colorful tale about choosing for yourself between what’s right and what others insist is the truth.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady Jane“Hold on to your heart as this slow-burning adventure quickly escalates into an explosion of magic, love, and the truth about loyalty.” —Mary Weber, bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy“Fawkes is a tale full of spiritual depth, tragedy, and hope. A beautifully written allegory for the magic of faith, with an achingly relatable hero who pulls you into his world heart and soul. A must-read for all fantasy fans!” —Lorie Langdon, author of Olivia Twist“A brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns seventeenth century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted book to all. It will leave you both entertained and pondering matters raised in the storyline long after you’ve finished reading.” —Jill Williamson, Christy Award-winning author of By Darkness Hid and Captives“A magical retelling of the seventeenth century’s famous Gunpowder Plot that will sweep you back in time—to a divided England where plagues can turn you to stone and magic has a voice. Deft and clever, Fawkes is a vibrant story about the search for truth and issues relevant to us, still, today.” —Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author