Category: Fiction 1

  • Land of Love and Drowning: A Novel by Tiphanie Yanique

    By Tiphanie Yanique

    A significant debut from an award-winning writer—an epic relatives saga set opposed to the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands.

    In the early 1900s a massive send sinks into the Caribbean Sea, simply because the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule. Orphaned through the sunk vessel are sisters and their half-brother, now confronted with an doubtful id and destiny. each one of them is strangely appealing, and every is in ownership of a selected magic that might both sink or retailer them.

    Chronicling 3 generations of an island relatives from 1916 to the Seventies, Land of affection and Drowning is a singular of affection and magic, set opposed to the emergence of Saint Thomas into the fashionable global. entirely distinctive, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, and the author's personal Caribbean kin historical past, the tale is instructed in a language and rhythm that inspires a complete global and lifestyle and love. Following the Bradshaw kinfolk via sixty years of fathers and daughters, moms and sons, amorous affairs, curses, magical presents, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of affection and Drowning is a beautiful, brilliant debut via a thrilling, prize-winning younger author.
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  • La cocina del azafran by Yasmin Crowther

    By Yasmin Crowther

    Un día de otoño, en Londres, los oscuros secretos y el turbio pasado de Maryam Mazar salen violentamente a los angeles luz, con trágicas consecuencias para su hija embarazada, Sara, y su sobrino Saeed, que acaba de quedarse huérfano. Destrozada por los angeles culpabilidad, Maryam no encuentra más solución que dejar l. a. comodidad de su hogar para regresar a Mazareh, el remoto pueblo de Irán donde comenzó su historia. Allí deberá enfrentarse a su pasado. Sara los angeles sigue para entender las raíces de su infelicidad. Lejos de las calles de casas adosadas de Londres, en un país de montañas coronadas de nieve y llanuras barridas por el viento, descubrirá al fin el bad precio que Maryam tuvo que pagar por su libertad, y el amor que dejó atrás.
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  • Spark of Life: A Novel by Erich Maria Remarque

    By Erich Maria Remarque

    In Spark of lifestyles, a strong vintage from the popular writer of All Quiet at the Western entrance, one man’s dream of freedom evokes a valiant resistance opposed to the Nazi conflict machine.

    For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German focus camp, persevering within the so much hellish stipulations. Deathly vulnerable, he nonetheless has his wits approximately him and he senses that the top of the conflict is close to. If he and the opposite residing corpses in his barracks can carry on for liberation—or strength their own—then their pain do not have been in vain.

    Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the phobia. yet their expectancies are jaded and their defenses are down. it truly is attainable that the brave but extraordinarily vulnerable prisoners have barely enough left in them to withstand. And in the event that they die combating, they're going to die all alone phrases, dishonest the Nazis out in their devil’s contract.

    “The international has a very good author in Erich Maria Remarque. he's a craftsman of definitely first rank, a guy who can bend language to his will. even if he writes of fellows or of inanimate nature, his contact is delicate, enterprise, and sure.”—The manhattan instances publication assessment
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  • Funeral Home Evenings by Patricia Wiles

    By Patricia Wiles

    As Kevin is helping his mom and dad with the kinfolk mortuary his dream of operating for nationwide Geographic turns out 1000000 years away — till he and his acquaintances are picked for a unique technology type at Armadillo center university.

    The category is taught via Dr. Alfred Leopold Wallace, the pompous owner of the neighborhood Arkansas Marsupial Museum and keepsake Outlet. Kevin's neighbors aren't passionate about the physician or his possums, yet Kevin's yes that Dr. Wallace might help him turn into the youngest biologist in historical past.

    All he has to do is get Dr. Wallace to note his clinical genius! The tougher Kevin attempts, besides the fact that, the more serious his tasks flop – together with the midterm tarantula undertaking that escapes and terrorizes the funeral domestic.

    The category journey to Seven Devils Swamp is Kevin's final likelihood – if he doesn't allow his satisfaction get within the approach of his ultimate venture. Winner of the 2005 younger grownup Fiction Award from the organization for Mormon Letters.
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  • Cendrillon by Eric Reinhardt

    By Eric Reinhardt

    C’est un livre d’amour. C’est un livre d’amour dédié à une saison, l’automne. C’est un livre d’amour et de guerre sur l. a. mondialisation, les dérives du capitalisme moderne.
    Laurent Dahl prend los angeles fuite, abandonnant femme, enfants, appartement londonien et domestiques. Son ascension fulgurante dans une société d’investissements vient de s’achever en faillite. 

    Patrick Neftel roule à vive attract vers un studio de télévision, des armes cachées dans le coffre de sa voiture, pour accomplir le geste radical et désespéré qui lui donnera enfin le sentiment d’exister. 

    Thierry Trockel conduit son épouse vers un manoir isolé aux environs de Munich. Ils doivent y retrouver un couple rencontré sur Internet. 

    À travers ces trois personnages issus d’une classe moyenne toujours malmenée par l’auteur du ethical des ménages, c’est l. a. société dans toute sa rudesse qui se révèle : investors bourrés de cocaïne, laissés pour compte de los angeles promoting sociale, mom and dad soumis et humiliés, teenagers rageurs, jeunes gens avides et ambitieux, conceitedness et dégradation des humans, mépris des intellectuels de gauche pour les déclassés. 

    Cendrillon est le roman que l’on attendait sur notre monde, un monde qui agonise et ressuscite d’un marché financier à l’autre : documenté, précis, captivant. On se passionne pour les paris périlleux des spéculateurs qui jouent avec l’argent des autres, au risque de tout perdre.
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  • Security: A Novel by Stephen Amidon

    By Stephen Amidon

    There isn't a lot crime in Stoneleigh, Massachusetts. It's a school city, a mountain getaway for the quietly rich,

    where the typical burglar alarm is decided off by means of foraging flora and fauna. So while Edward Inman, the landlord of Stoneleigh Sentinel, will get a latenight fake alarm from the house of Doyle Cutler, one among his wealthiest consumers, Edward thinks not anything of it—not till an area scholar, Mary Steckl, claims that she was once sexually assaulted at Cutler's house.

    Edward quickly unearths himself interested in Mary's tale, even if the remainder of town doubts her, together with his spouse, a emerging flesh presser who has made protection the platform of her mayoral crusade. whereas homework from an artistic writing type is leaked as facts of a depressing mystery among Mary and her father, Edward's investigations lead him to his outdated female friend, Kathryn Williams, whose teenage son may perhaps carry the foremost to the reality approximately that night.

    From the writer of Human Capital, safety is a well timed, wry, and riveting tale of adults and youngsters, mystery lives and civic

    culture, suspicion and sexual hysteria. It confirms Stephen Amidon as a grasp of the artwork and one of many greatest chroniclers of yankee existence this day.
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  • Working Murder (Clara Gamadge Mystery, Book 1) by Eleanor Boylan

    By Eleanor Boylan

    Clara Gamadge places down the telephone with a tremor of pleasure. just a 12 months in the past that decision may have come to her husband, talented sleuth Henry Gamadge. Now Henry is useless, and Clara is summoned to accommodate the newest convulsion in an previous family members tragedy.
    Haunted through the never-explained disappearance fifty years in the past of her stunning daughter, Ellen, Clara's Aunt may perhaps ignores a kindly nameless letter advising her to permit Ellen leisure, or dwell, in peace -- and all of sudden dies. And so starts off Clara's first solo case, a sad, twisting story that winds some distance into the earlier -- again to Prohibition, sour relations feuds, mystery amorous affairs, and a adored, guffawing woman.
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  • Soy Sauce for Beginners by Kirstin Chen

    By Kirstin Chen

    Gretchen Lin, adrift on the age of thirty, leaves her floundering marriage in San Francisco to maneuver again to her youth domestic in Singapore and instantly unearths herself face-to-face with the dual complications she’s refrained from her complete grownup lifestyles: her mother’s ingesting challenge and the machinations of her father’s artisanal soy sauce company. Surrounded via kin, Gretchen struggles with the strain among own ambition and filial accountability, yet nonetheless reveals time to discover a brand new romance with the son of a consumer, an enticing guy of few phrases. whilst an outdated American good friend involves city, the 2 of them are pulled into the debate surrounding Gretchen’s cousin, the one male grandchild and the inheritor obvious to Lin’s Soy Sauce. in the middle of expanding strain from her father to stay completely in Singapore—and strain from her mom to just do the opposite—Gretchen needs to make a decision no matter if she's going to go back to her marriage and her graduate experiences on the San Francisco Conservatory, or sacrifice every thing and subscribe to her family’s campaign to unfold artisanal soy sauce to the realm. *Soy Sauce for novices* finds the triumphs and sacrifices that form one woman’s look for a spot to name domestic, and the unforeseen artwork and culture at the back of the brewing of a much-used yet unsung condiment. the result's a foodie love tale that would supply readers a hearty appreciation for relations loyalty and clean begins. chosen as considered one of *O Magazine*’s “7 Books that would shipping You to a different World” **
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  • Sacajawea (Lewis & Clark Expedition) by Anna L. Waldo

    By Anna L. Waldo

    Clad in a doeskin, by myself and unafraid, she stood instantly and proud ahead of the onrushing forces of America's future: Sacajawea, baby of a Shoshoni leader, lone lady on Lewis and Clark's ancient trek -- attractive spear of a loss of life nation.

    She knew many males, walked many miles. From the whispering prairies, around the nice Divide to the crystal capped Rockies and directly to the emerald promise of the Pacific Northwest, her tale over flows with emotion and motion ripped from the bursting textile of a uncooked new land.

    Ten years within the writing, SACAJAWEA unfolds a huge canvas of individuals and occasions, and captures the everlasting longings of a girl who regularly yearned for one nice ardour -- and continuously it lay past the following mountain.
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