Download E-books A Perfectly Good Family: A Novel PDF

By Lionel Shriver

Following the dying of her invaluable liberal mom and dad, Corlis McCrea strikes again into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all 3 siblings. Her timid more youthful brother hasn't ever left domestic. while her bullying black-sheep older brother strikes into "his" condo in addition, it truly is war.

Each inheritor wishes the home. but to shop for the opposite out, siblings needs to group opposed to one. simply as in girlhood, Corlis is torn among allying with the first rate yet anxious youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to spoil it. A completely sturdy Family is a gorgeous exam of inheritance, literal and mental: what we take from our mom and dad, what we discard, and what we're caught with, love it or not.

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Download E-books Barely Breathing (The Breathing Series) PDF

By Rebecca Donovan

"I've spent so much of my existence attempting to make it to a destiny that also hasn't occurred, or steer clear of a previous that will not enable me pass. i do not take into accout while i have ever simply stopped to reside within the current, to carry directly to the seconds i am in."

Emma Thomas’s fight with an abusive domestic existence got here to a heart-pounding end within the ultimate chapters of Reason to Breathe, the 1st installment of The respiring Series— Rebecca Donovan’s bestselling romantic-thriller (USA Today). Now her mystery existence has been uncovered, and her tormentor can’t harm her anymore. but a few are nonetheless haunted via that evening. The bruises can have light, yet scars and fears, stay. How will she reclaim her lifestyles while she's slightly breathing?

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Download E-books Die Verletzung PDF

By Anna Enquist

Zehn Menschenschicksale, mit leichter Hand erzählt: Frauen, die One-Night-Stands haben, die verliebt sind oder furchtsam angesichts der Herausforderungen des Tages. Poetisch, sinnlich zeichnet die Autorin psychologisch dichte Porträts. In der Erzählung "Hunger" zum Beispiel das der 13-jährigen Hanna, die beinahe verhungert, weil sie sich geschworen hat, keinem Begehren mehr nachzugeben, nachdem ihr von einem Jungen, in den sie verliebt warfare, Gewalt angetan wurde. In einer anderen Erzählung bekommt eine Frau unerwartet ein verschollenes Bild von Vermeer gezeigt und im selben Atemzug höchste Liebeslust. Kurze Zeit später sind weder Bild noch Geliebter auffindbar. Hat sie nur geträumt? Poetische Erzählungen, die holländische Geschichte aus one hundred fifty Jahren verknüpfen mit dem Seelenleben tiefer Charaktere.

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Download E-books Straßen von gestern (German Edition) PDF

By Silvia Tennenbaum

Dort, wo heute in Frankfurt die Doppeltürme der Deutschen financial institution aufragen, kommt 1903 Lene Wertheim zur Welt. Die Wertheims sind eine alteingesessene jüdische Familie mit festen Grundsätzen: guy feiert Weihnachten als prunkvolles Familienfest - zum Entsetzen der orthodoxen Verwandtschaft. "Die Juden sind wie alle anderen, und wenn sie es nicht sind, sollten sie es sein", erklärt Eduard Wertheim, Bankier, Kunstsammler und Mäzen, seinen Nichten und Neffen. Lene erhält 1938 in Paris für sich, ihren zweiten Mann und ihre Tochter Ausreisevisa für die united states. Aber nicht alle Wertheims haben das Glück, sich rechtzeitig vor den Nazis in Sicherheit bringen zu können.

Silvia Tennenbaum berichtet in kraftvollen Bildern vom Aufstieg einer jüdischen Familie im Kaiserreich, begleitet ihre verschlungenen Wege durch die Weimarer Republik und lässt uns Leser Flucht und Tod im "Dritten Reich", Vertreibung und Rettung eindringlich miterleben. Ein großer, epischer Roman unserer Zeit.

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Download E-books Gravity's Rainbow (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Thomas Pynchon

Winner of the 1973 nationwide e-book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is a postmodern epic, a piece as exhaustively major to the second one half the 20th century as Joyce's Ulysses used to be to the 1st. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating research of the impression of expertise on society make it an highbrow journey de force.

This Penguin Classics deluxe variation includes a especially designed conceal by means of Frank Miller in addition to french claps and deckle-edged paper.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes via amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Who Do You Love: A Novel PDF

By Jennifer Weiner

One of the best-loved novels of 2015 is now to be had in paperback!

"A story of affection opposed to the odds." —People

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are only eight-years-old after they meet one evening in an ER ready room. Born with a congenial center disorder, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued via the boy who exhibits up by myself with a damaged arm. He tells her his identify. She tells him a narrative. After Andy's taken again to a physician and Rachel's despatched again to her mattress, they suspect they're going to by no means see one another again.

Yet, over the subsequent 3 a long time, Andy and Rachel will meet back and again—linked by accident, heritage, and the reminiscence of the 1st time they met, an evening that modified either one of their lives.

A sweeping, warmhearted, and intimate story, Who Do you're keen on is a rare novel concerning the passage of time, the best way humans switch and alter one another, and the way the degree of a existence is who you like.

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Download E-books The Blizzard: A Novel PDF

By Jamey Gambrell

Finalist for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
Long-listed for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
A New York instances ebook evaluation Editor's Choice
A incredible, completely particular saga from Russia's so much celebrated and such a lot arguable novelist
Garin, a district health professional, is desperately attempting to succeed in the village of Dolgoye, the place a mysterious epidemic is popping humans into zombies. He incorporates with him a vaccine that would hinder the unfold of this negative affliction, yet is stymied in his travels through an impenetrable snowfall. a visit that are meant to final not more than a couple of hours becomes a metaphysical trip, an day trip jam-packed with remarkable encounters, harmful escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.
Trapped in an existential typhoon, Vladimir Sorokin's characters struggle their means throughout a panorama that owes as a lot to Chekhov's Russian nation-state because it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of technological know-how fiction. Hypnotic, attention-grabbing, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal paintings from essentially the most creative authors writing this present day. Sorokin has created one more boldly unique paintings, which mixes an avant-garde sensibility with a style for the absurd and the gruesome, all whereas offering stinging truths approximately modern existence and modern day Russia.

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Download E-books The Grimm Chronicles, Volume 1 (The Grimm Chronicles, Books 1-3) PDF

By Isabella Fontaine

2 hundred years in the past, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their tales upon the area. actually.

Now the characters of the Grimms' tales stroll between us. With each day that passes, they develop extra evil. they're the Corrupted, and just a hero can cease them.

For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that implies taking beneficial day off from her summer season holiday. as well as volunteering on the neighborhood library, Alice needs to cease the Corrupted who're now actively searching her down. With assistance from her magic pen and her trusty rabbit buddy, the area has unexpectedly gotten much more complicated. The Corrupted are all over, and in basic terms Alice can see them for what they really are.

This booklet includes the 1st three episodes of the significantly acclaimed sequence:

Episode 1: Prince captivating needs to Die!

Alice Goodenough has been selected to be the recent hero, yet now not ahead of present process a try out to work out if she's invaluable. Shaken, careworn, Alice discovers that her weapon is a magic fountain pen and
her ammunition is her brain: no matter what she will draw, she will be able to create. With the aid of a rabbit buddy, Alice needs to research the methods of the hero and notice the reality approximately her scary goals: who's the bad creature feeding on its sufferers at evening?

Episode 2: fortunately by no means After

Alice's nightmares have all started to develop extra genuine. Terrifying man-eating rats are plaguing the town of Chicago, and it's as much as Alice to determine the way to cease them. yet sooner than she will be able to do this, she'll need to face off with a fair extra harmful enemy despatched to kill her.

An enemy that has killed heroes ahead of ...

Episode three: Revenge of the fort Cats

After being rushed to the health center, Alice Goodenough unearths herself trapped within the worst dream that you can imagine: a terrible monster is searching within the darkness, looking for its subsequent sufferer: Alice. it's going to cease at not anything to kill her.

And that's now not the worst of it. All around the urban, individuals are turning out to be extra hooked on citadel Cats, a cellphone video game created via Grayle integrated. And it's not only a online game. The extra you play, the extra it controls you. quickly, Alice learns that the dwarfs who run Grayle included are gazing her all over she is going, utilizing people to secret agent on her.

There needs to be a disagreement. Sam Grayle and his brothers need to be stopped. And Alice goes to want help.

Additional gains for this distinct variation:

- An advent
- particular "Lost Diaries"
- A behind-the-scenes interview
- a set of unique Grimms' Fairy stories

The Grimm Chronicles is meant for teenagers elderly thirteen and up. The aim is to supply younger grownup readers with a robust, charismatic younger lady within the position of the hero and supply readers with a favorable protagonist who makes use of her mind to beat stumbling blocks existence throws in her approach.

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Download E-books Olympia: A Novel PDF

By Dennis Bock

Drawing on imaginary outtakes from Riefenstahl's notorious movie of the 1936 Berlin Olympic video games, Dennis Bock weaves jointly the lives of a kin residing within the shadow of history.

Olympia is the tale of post-war German immigrants, as informed by means of their son Peter, born within the New international and raised within the sixties and seventies.

Though nice figures and occasions of mid-century contact the lives of this awesome relatives, it's the deepest histories, the grand failings and small triumphs of Peter's kin that stay etched within the reader's mind's eye. From Ruby's fight to upward push above her leukemia and her father's love of critical climate and killing tornadoes, to the saint who witnesses a miracle on the backside of a drowned Spanish village.

Set opposed to the backdrop of a few of the main major Olympic moments of our times--the Nazis' trendy and sinister glorification of the Berlin Olympics and the 1972 Munich hostage--taking during which eleven Israelis have been murdered--Olympia offers a daring and clean point of view at the tragic courting among Germans and Jews during this century.

Bock writes with perception and readability in a breath-taking, attractive prose that signs the debut of a super new talent.

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Download E-books Counterfeit Wives PDF

By Phillip Thomas Duck

He's good-looking, clever, romantic and each woman's ideal husband. Too undesirable he is additionally 3 women's ideal husband. below assumed names, Todd (aka Terry and Michael James) Darling has used his appeal to seduce and betray girls like Nikki, Jacqueline and sunrise, who all discovered too overdue that their dream marriage used to be an phantasm.

Nikki, pregnant and broke, has taken shelter with a lesbian pal and the woman's associate, who're confident that Nikki's unborn baby is the reply to their prayers. Jacqueline turns to a couple of her eccentric Southern relations for support, yet their immoral way of life is a perilous temptation. sunrise has fought to maintain her independence, yet now she's compelled to maneuver in together with her judgmental older sister and brother-in-law, bringing their fragile marriage to the breaking point.

Struggling to rebuild their lives, Nikki, Jacqueline and sunrise are each one invited through a mysterious lady to profit extra concerning the husband they suggestion they knew. yet on a trip packed with surprises, the best revelations stands out as the truths they find out about themselves.…

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