Category: Contemporary Literature

Download Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai by Madhuri Banerjee PDF

By Madhuri Banerjee

Sapphire Towers: simply one other residential high-rise in Mumbai the place the humdrum regimen of way of life consists of on with clockwork precision. yet underneath the tranquil floor lurks an online of lies and deceit spun by way of a bunch of lonely housewives.

Gita, annoyed mom of 2 younger daughters, longs to flee the monotony of her marriage and lusts after a forbidden dating. Sarita, conservative Gujarati housewife and mom, is hooked on kinky intercourse and can pay a pricey cost for it. fashionable operating mom, Aarti, nurses an appalling mystery that may finish her marriage. And sultry ex-model Natasha, who turns out to have all of it, is hopelessly in love with a miles more youthful man—the son of 1 of her friends.

Even as those girls scramble to hide their darkest secrets and techniques, an nameless electronic mail is distributed out to the entire citizens of Sapphire Towers with terrible consequences.

Racy and unputdownable, Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai is the 1st ebook within the scorching new sequence via bestselling writer Madhuri Banerjee, which inform the tales of the unsung housewives of city India who will visit any lengths to fulfil their inner most, darkest wishes.

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Download Mrs Ali's Road to Happiness (The Marriage Bureau for Rich by Farahad Zama PDF

By Farahad Zama

Mrs Ali's a lot enjoyed house is without notice less than danger - a highway widening scheme threatens to smash either it and the relations enterprise, the wedding Bureau for wealthy humans. in the meantime, Mrs Ali's niece, Pari, a tender Muslim widow, adopts a destitute Hindu boy, and this unorthodox association offends either Muslim and Hindu within the sleepy jap Indian city of Vizag. The Ali kinfolk are plunged into challenge, threated via police motion, social boycott and excommunication.

There is one plan that may simply maintain Pari and her son jointly, and the house Mr and Mrs Ali have shared for a few years intact, yet it's a determined gamble. Do they chance every thing for a small likelihood of luck? yet can they come up with the money for to not?

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Download Tales of the Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, Book 1) by Isaac Asimov PDF

By Isaac Asimov

Stories of the Black Widowers is a 1974 choice of secret brief tales written by means of American writer Isaac Asimov. This publication is the 1st of six that describe mysteries solved via a personal men's membership often called the Black Widowers, in keeping with a literary eating membership he belonged to often called the catch Door Spiders.[2] it's a number of brief tales, and is a "straight" secret containing no technological know-how fiction. every one tale consists of the membership members' wisdom of trivialities.

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Download Ape House by Sara Gruen PDF

By Sara Gruen

Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena aren't any usual apes. those bonobos, like others in their species, are able to cause and wearing on deep relationships—but not like such a lot bonobos, additionally they understand American signal Language.

Isabel Duncan, a scientist on the nice Ape Language Lab, doesn’t comprehend humans, yet animals she gets—especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more well-off of their global than she’s ever felt between people . . . until eventually she meets John Thigpen, a really married reporter who braves the ubiquitous animal rights protesters outdoors the lab to determine what’s fairly happening inside.

When an explosion rocks the lab, seriously injuring Isabel and “liberating” the apes, John’s human curiosity piece becomes the tale of a life-time, one he’ll hazard his occupation and his marriage to keep on with. Then a truth television convey that includes the lacking apes debuts below mysterious conditions, and it instantly turns into the biggest—and unlikeliest—phenomenon within the heritage of contemporary media. hundreds of thousands of lovers are glued to their monitors staring at the apes order greasy take-out, have beneficiant quantities of intercourse, and signal for Isabel to come back get them. Now, to save lots of her family members of apes from this parody of human existence, Isabel needs to hook up with her personal sort, together with John, a green-haired vegan, and a retired porn megastar along with her personal schedule.

Ape condo gives you nice leisure, however it additionally opens the animal global to us in methods few novels have performed, securing Sara Gruen’s position as a grasp storyteller who permits us to work out ourselves as we by no means have ahead of.

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Download Fauna by Alissa York PDF

By Alissa York

In her hugely expected new novel, Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated writer Alissa York creates a latest human delusion that faucets into the good tenderness and drama on the middle of the animal world.

The vast ravine that bisects the town is domestic to numerous species of city flora and fauna, together with human waifs and strays. whilst Edal Jones can't deal with the informal cruelty she encounters in her task as a federal natural world officer, she unearths herself attracted to a beacon of solace nestled within the valley lower than the not likely banner of an auto-wrecker's backyard. man Howell, the good-looking owner, bargains sanctuary to animals and folks alike: a half-starved hawk and a brood of orphaned raccoon kits, a tender soldier whose spirit failed him in the course of his first travel of accountability, a teenage runaway and her sizeable black puppy. man is easily versed within the soft workings of broken beings, and he may perhaps simply stand an opportunity at mending Edal's heart.

But sooner than love can bloom, the little neighborhood needs to come to phrases with a special breed of misplaced soul - a tender guy whose brutal backwoods formative years is catching up with him, inflicting him to persecute the creatures that decision the valley domestic.

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Download Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain PDF

By Diane Chamberlain

Bestselling writer Diane Chamberlain promises a breakout publication a few small southern city fifty years in the past, and the darkest—and such a lot hopeful—places within the human heart

After wasting her mom and dad, fifteen-year-old Ivy Hart is left to deal with her grandmother, older sister and nephew as tenants on a small tobacco farm.  As she struggles along with her grandmother’s getting older, her sister’s psychological disease and her personal epilepsy, she realizes they may desire greater than she will give.

When Jane Forrester takes a place as Grace County’s most up-to-date social employee, she doesn’t detect simply how a lot her assistance is needed.  She speedy turns into emotionally invested in her clients' lives, inflicting rigidity together with her boss and her new husband.  yet as Jane is drawn in by way of the Hart girls, she starts to find the secrets and techniques of the small farm—secrets a lot darker than she might have guessed.  quickly, she needs to make a decision no matter if to take drastic motion to assist them, or threat wasting the conflict opposed to every thing she believes is incorrect.

Set in rural Grace County, North Carolina in a time of state-mandated sterilizations and racial pressure, Necessary Lies tells the tale of those younger women, possible worlds aside, yet either haunted through tragedy.  Jane and Ivy are thrown jointly and needs to ask themselves: how are you going to understand what you suspect is correct, whilst everyone seems to be telling you it’s improper?

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Download Capture The Rainbow (Sedikhan, Book 4) by Iris Johansen PDF

By Iris Johansen

Attractive Hollywood stunt double Kendra Michaels is vying for the task of her life-a high-paying, high-risk leap that might transparent the debt on her brother's clinical money owed. Casey Michaels was once a stuntman himself till a role went tragically fallacious. Now Kendra is ready to take an analogous probability. There's only one guy status in her method, a guy whose impossible to resist magnetism seduced her in methods she'd by no means experienced-and by no means earlier than surrendered to....

Director Joel Damon will get what he desires. And he desires Kendra. however the explosive charm he feels on the mere sight of her is completely new to him, and it hasn't disappeared, now not due to the fact that their one unforgettable evening together-and no longer because Joel came across she wasn't the skilled starlet he'd fallacious her for. Now he's decided to increase that evening into many extra. yet he'll need to hold Kendra alive to do it, whether it ruins her profession. For he has larger plans in brain for her than she ever imagined.

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Download The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor PDF

By Flannery O'Connor

The booklet of this notable quantity firmly confirmed Flannery O'Connor's huge contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one tales right here in all, together with twelve that don't look within the in basic terms tale collections O'Connor prepare in her brief lifetime--Everything That Rises needs to Converge and a very good guy is difficult to Find.

O'Connor released her first tale, "The Geranium," in 1946, whereas she was once engaged on her master's measure on the collage of Iowa. prepared chronologically, this assortment indicates that her final tale, "Judgement Day"--sent to her writer presently earlier than her death—is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured model of "The Geranium." Taken jointly, those tales demonstrate a full of life, penetrating expertise that has given us probably the most strong and traumatic fiction of the 20th century. additionally integrated is an advent by means of O'Connor's longtime editor and pal, Robert Giroux.

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Download Felicity: Poems by Mary Oliver PDF

By Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new number of poems  
“If i've got any mystery stash of poems, at any place, it would be approximately love, now not anger,” Mary Oliver as soon as stated in an interview. eventually, in her beautiful new assortment, Felicity, we will be able to immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. the following, nice happiness abounds. 

Our so much smooth chronicler of actual panorama, Oliver has defined her paintings as loving the area. With Felicity she examines what it capacity to like someone else. She opens our eyes back to the territory inside of our personal hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In those poems, she describes—with joy—the strangeness and beauty of human connection. 

As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, lifestyles, and beauty. 

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Download Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close PDF

By Jennifer Close

Wickedly hilarious and completely recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the tale of 3 girls grappling with heartbreak and occupation swap, family members strain and new love—all whereas pain via an never-ending around of weddings and bridal showers.

Isabella, Mary, and Lauren suppose like each person they comprehend is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal bathe after bridal bathe, they coo over toasters, acquire ribbons and wrapping paper, devour minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized muffins. They put on pastel attire and drink champagne by way of the case, yet amid the get together those ladies have their very own lives to take care of: Isabella is operating at a mailing-list corporation, dizzy with the combined signs of a md who claims she’s on a nutrition yet has Isabella dossier all morning if she forgets to convey her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she may cry with happiness while she ultimately meets a pleasant man who loves his mom, merely to gain he’ll by no means love Mary rather as a lot. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his soiled blond curls and ideal vodka sodas make demanding to maintain.

With a wry humorousness, Jennifer shut brings us via these exciting, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early maturity. those are the years whilst every person else turns out to have a plan, a good activity, and a suitable boyfriend, whereas Isabella has a blind date with a homosexual guy, Mary has a weigh down on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. via boozy relatives vacation trips and disastrous ski holidays, relationships misplaced to politics and relationships present in puppy shops, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep contained in the circle of those pals, completely taking pictures the wild frustrations and hovering joys of recent lifestyles.

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