Category: Contemporary Literature

Download The Guardians: A Novel by Ana Castillo PDF

By Ana Castillo

From American booklet Award-winning writer Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, relocating novel a couple of sensuous, clever, and fiercely self sufficient girl. Eking out a dwelling as a teacher’s aide in a small New Mexican border city, Tía Regina can be 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 lady who can be hooked up to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo get to the bottom of to discover Rafa. aid arrives within the type of Miguel, an amorous, lately divorced historical past instructor; Miguel’s gregarious abuelo Milton; a few Gabo’s gangbanger classmates; and a clergyman of wayward religion. even though their trip is rife with demanding situations and risk, it is going to function a extraordinary testomony to family members bonds, cultural satisfaction, and the human adventure

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Download A Regular Guy : A Novel by Mona Simpson PDF

By Mona Simpson

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

This time the daddy is a millionaire biotechnology multi-millionaire named Tom Owens.  Into Owens's charmed existence comes Jane, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into  his care by means of a mom who's now not in a position to offering it; Tom is much from prepared for this accountability. fanatics of Simpson's prior novels are not dissatisfied via this day trip into the cracked international of relatives relatives.

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

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Download The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas PDF

By Corinne Demas

They name themselves the Leopardi Circle--six contributors of a writing staff who proportion even more than their works in development.

When Nancy, whose so much lately released paintings is a clinical e-newsletter, is requested to hitch a writing team made from demonstrated writers, she accepts, warily. She's certainly not convinced that her novel is nice adequate for the corporate she'll be preserving. Her novel is a topic very as regards to her center, and he or she isn't yes she desires to percentage it with others, not to mention the realm. yet Nancy quickly unearths herself as stuck up within the group's own lives as she is with their writing. She learns that nothing--love, relations, loyalty--is sacred or definite.

In the circle there's Gillian, a gorgeous, scheming, world-famous poet; Bernard, a pompous yet cute biographer; Virginia, a revered historian and the peacemaker of the crowd, who additionally occurs to be Bernard's ex-wife; Chris, a divorced father and profitable mystery author; and Adam, the youngest of the gang, an aspiring novelist who's infatuated with Gillian. after which there's Nancy, an unassuming fiction author embarking on a brand new bankruptcy in her personal existence. They meet to learn their paintings aloud and provide suggestions. Over the process a yr, marriages are demonstrated, affairs start, and belief is damaged.

Through their advanced relationships, those eccentric characters percentage their households, their beds, and their histories, and shortly locate that buried secrets and techniques have a manner of coming to mild. Hearts holiday and feelings are driven to the restrict during this richly attractive story of affection, betrayal, and literature.

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Download Wild Irish Ride (Weldon Brothers Series, Book 1) by Jennifer Saints PDF

By Jennifer Saints

A couple’s sensual trip from the strictures in their lives to discover the eagerness they left at the back of and find a love they by no means concept they might have. Twelve years in the past improper aspect of the tracks undesirable boy, Jesse Weldon, used to be framed for against the law he didn’t dedicate by way of the blue-blooded Jordan family members. Now he’s again in Savannah along with his hugely winning safety corporation to place the Weldon identify at the correct part of the tracks. regrettably, prior to he may make a stream in that course, he runs into Alexandria Jordan and finally ends up making a similar mistake he did earlier than. He succumbs to her attract, yet this time, he plans on getting her out of his method for strong and strolling away. with the exception of a number of wild moments with Jesse at seventeen, Alexi Jordan has the lifestyles anticipated of her. yet a marriage Day betrayal from her blue-blooded fiancé has her working from her lifestyles and correct into the palms of the guy she’d by no means forgotten, Jesse. but as she forges a brand new destiny for herself amid the scandal of her aborted marriage ceremony, Alexi reveals herself the objective of a twisted killer and either her and Jesse’s days are actually numbered.

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Download Fame: A Novel in Nine Episodes by Daniel Kehlmann PDF

By Daniel Kehlmann

Imagine being well-known. Being well-known in the street, cherished via those that have by no means even met you, identified across the world. Wouldn’t that be great?
But what if, at some point, you were given caught in a rustic the place superstar capacity not anything, the place not anyone spoke your language and also you didn’t communicate theirs, the place nobody knew your face (no ebook jackets, no television) and also you had no approach of calling domestic? How could your popularity assist you then?
What if an individual bought carry of your mobile phone? What in the event that they spoke for your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and commenced making judgements for you? And worse, what if nobody believed you have been you anymore? if you observed a look-alike performing your roles for you, what may you do?
And what if at some point you learned your magnum opus, like every thing else you’d ever written, used to be a complete waste of time, empty nonsense? What may you do subsequent? might your viewers of 7 million humans preserve you going? Or may you lose the means to maintain on doing it?
Fame and facelessness, fact and deception, spin their method via all 9 episodes of this pleasing, wickedly humorous, and without end extraordinary novel as paths go and plots thicken, as characters turn into genuine humans and actual humans morph into characters. the result's a blinding travel de strength by way of certainly one of Europe’s most interesting younger writers.

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Download The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case by Alexander McCall Smith PDF

By Alexander McCall Smith

A number one Ladies' Detective organization booklet for younger Readers

Have you ever stated to your self, Wouldn’t it's great to be a detective?

This is the tale of an African woman who says simply that. Her identify is Precious.

When a section of cake is going lacking from her lecture room, a historically equipped younger boy is tagged because the wrongdoer. priceless, besides the fact that, isn't really confident. She units out to discover the true thief. alongside the best way she learns that your first wager isn’t continually correct. She additionally learns the way to be a detective.

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Download Imperfectly Real (A Series of Imperfections, Book 2) by A. E. Woodward PDF

By A. E. Woodward

Whilst not anything on your existence is going correct … pass left.

Tyler Johnston has a existence that may be the envy of so much twenty-somethings. He lives in manhattan urban, surrounded through his closest neighbors, has a role in a box he loves, and is still unattached—able to flit from one woman to the following with out responsibly. merely challenge is, Tyler isn’t in his twenties anymore…

Having watched of his most sensible acquaintances fall in love and begin a kinfolk, Tyler is left pondering what is going to turn into of his lifestyles. So whilst lifestyles palms Tyler his satisfied ever after, he struggles together with his moral sense. Can whatever be correct while it’s so very, very flawed? simply because we all know that wrongs don’t make a correct. in reality, more often than not, they only make issues plenty worse.

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Download Suspicious River by Laura Kasischke PDF

By Laura Kasischke

"The first time I had intercourse with a guy for funds, it was once September —still like summer time, however the warmth within the lodge room was once on and it appeared to coat my throat with airborne dirt and dust. the guy was once boring, small-eyed, no taller than myself, yet he appeared afraid. He wouldn't examine me. while I requested him what he sought after me to do, he acknowledged, 'That's your job.'" So starts the poet Laura Kasischke's enthralling and unforgettable first novel. Leila Murray is the novel's narrator - younger, married, residing in a small city, and dealing in a hotel as a receptionist, then as a prostitute. Leila slowly discloses the main points of her formative years, her mother's homicide, and the numb promiscuity of her early life, whereas modern occasions spread and lead her to the darkish flip her existence will take one October weekend while she meets a guy named Gary Jensen.

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Download Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich PDF

By Louise Erdrich

Appealing reissue of Louise Erdrich's most renowned novel, from the most celebrated American writers of her iteration. Set on and round a North Dakota reservation, 'Love Medicine' tells of the intertwined fates of 2 households, the Lamartines and the Kashpaws. the ladies on the center of this notable group are survivors in a harsh and tumultuous international, united and sustained through the power and variety in their love - the candy fable of the flesh; the robust pull of blood ties; the love for the outdated methods vying with the impossible to resist trap of the recent. Their voices mingle and mix to shape a continuing braided series of narratives which pulse with the sheer strength and drama of lifestyles. Greeted with nice serious acclaim whilst first released in 1984, 'Love Medicine' gained the united states nationwide e-book Critics' Circle Award. Louise Erdrich has now considerably revised and accelerated the radical for this version, to enrich its spouse novels, 'The Beet Queen, Tracks' and 'The Bingo Palace'.

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Download Joshua Spassky by Gwendoline Riley PDF

By Gwendoline Riley

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2007

Joshua and Natalie percentage a vexed five-year heritage of sporadic encounters, explosive drunkenness and failed sex, spliced with unhappy intimations of real love. Natalie is trying to begin a brand new lifestyles in Manchester, but if Joshua calls unexpectedly and asks her to satisfy him in the USA she is familiar with she has no selection yet to go.

Whilst wandering round the Blue Ridge Mountains or mendacity jointly for days of their reasonable resort room, they discuss their lives - approximately his ex-wife, and her lifeless relations - and are available to a shocking understanding.

John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Nominee (2007)
Somerset Maugham Award (2008)

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