Category: Contemporary Literature

Download E-books This Cake Is for the Party: Stories PDF

By Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky's first publication takes lifeless objective at a tender iteration of guys and ladies who frequently set out with the simplest of intentions, merely to have plans thwarted or hopes betrayed.

These are tales approximately friendships and relationships careworn by means of unsettling tensions effervescent underneath the skin. a lady who plans to conceive leads to the hands of her husband's ally; a guy who baby-sits a missed four-year-old finally ends up wondering his personal dysfunctional dating; an opportunity come across at a gala occasion explanations a lady to recollect whilst she volunteered for a nightmarish drug-testing medical institution; one other lady discovers that her ally who's approximately to get married has simply had an affair; a tender youngster attempts to flee from her controlling father and reveals an unforeseen lover on a bus experience domestic; a spouse attempts to beat her loss of life mother-in-law's resistance to her marriage by way of revealing to her personal unusual aural stigmata; a pal attempts to speak one other pal out of relationship her dishonest ex-boyfriend; and a superstitious candle-maker confesses to a tempestuous dating that implodes spectacularly.

Sarah Selecky is a skilled younger author who conjures up a new release teetering at the shoals of consumerism and ambiguous mores. such as early Atwood, with echoes of Lisa Moore and Barbara Gowdy, those soaking up tales are approximately love and longing, tales that contact us in a myriad of refined and affecting methods.

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Download E-books The Broom of the System: A Novel (Penguin Orange Collection) PDF

By David Foster Wallace

Part of the Penguin Orange assortment, a limited-run sequence of twelve influential and liked American classics in a daring sequence layout delivering a latest tackle the enduring Penguin paperback
For the 70th anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange assortment celebrates the history of Penguin’s iconic booklet layout with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and variety of the Penguin Classics library. those collectible versions are wearing the long-lasting orange and white tri-band disguise layout, first created in 1935, whereas french flaps, top of the range paper, and impressive hide illustrations give you the state-of-the-art layout therapy that's the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe variations today.

The Broom of the System
The “dazzling, exhilarating” (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from some of the most groundbreaking writers of his new release, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly humorous and fiercely clever exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and truth.

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Download E-books Coldhearted & Crazy: Say U Promise 1 PDF

Whilst their mom and dad are came across brutally murdered in a ditch, Kenya and London are left orphaned, pressured to navigate throughout the unforgiving streets of Detroit. They will be exact twins, yet they're as various as evening and day. With one scuffling with relentlessly to make it out of the ghetto, the opposite eagerly embraces actual hood existence and every little thing their deceased mom and dad believed in: promoting medicinal drugs, residing quickly, or even death younger if it skill getting paid.

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Download E-books Casebook Of The Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, Book 3) PDF

By Isaac Asimov

The 3rd within the Black Widowers sequence, a suite of witty and cleverly concocted conundrums approximately assorted themes and with sufficient info given for the devoted reader to determine the reply earlier than Henry the waiter does so. as soon as a month the Black Widowers membership meets to take pleasure in stable meals, fantastic wine, convivial corporation - and to entertain a guest.

Each month the visitor offers them with a conundrum - a secret which has to this point proved thoroughly baffling.

And so the Black Widowers got to work at the challenge - aided and abetted by way of Henry, their perspicacious waiter, whose powers of deduction by no means fail to astonish...

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Download E-books Send PDF

By Patty Blount

It's been 5 years on the grounds that I clicked Send.
4 years for the reason that I obtained out of juvie.
3 months because I replaced my name.
mins given that I met Julie.
A moment to alter my life.

All Dan desires for his senior 12 months is to be invisible. This is his final probability at a semi–normal lifestyles. no one right here understands who he's. Or what he is performed. yet on his first day in school, rather than turning away like everybody else, Dan breaks up a struggle. simply because Dan is aware what it is wish to be terrorized by means of a bully―he was once one.

Now the full college thinks he is a few form of hero―except Julie. She seems to be at him like she understands he has a mystery. Like she is familiar with his identify is not Daniel...

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Download E-books Silent Night, Holy Night: A Colleen Coble Christmas Collection PDF

By Colleen Coble

'Tis the season for secret and romance that includes characters from of Colleen Coble’s most well liked series!

Silent Night

As Christmas day nears, Bree Matthews and her trustworthy search-and-rescue puppy Samson keep on with the path of a troubling secret into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Newlywed Bree Matthews and her husband Kade are getting ready for Christmas site visitors while be aware arrives parachuter has disappeared within the North Woods, alongside Lake Superior's icy shore. Bree and Samson plunge into the search.

Will this snowy, silent evening seek lead Bree and Samson to the lacking girl?

Holy Night

One sinister mobile name has derailed their Christmas marriage ceremony. Will it continue them aside forever?

Leia and Bane are looking ahead to their long-awaited Christmas marriage ceremony at the seashore. every little thing goes as planned—until Leia's mobilephone earrings and her international skids uncontrolled. A muffled voice informs Leia that her sister has been abducted and should be killed except Leia calls off the marriage with out explanation—and no police. If she disobeys directions and tells Bane, she'll chance her liked sister's lifestyles. yet can she deal with this trauma with out his aid? and may he ever belief her back if she lies to him now?

Irresistible romance meets exciting suspense during this vacation replace to USA Today best-selling writer Colleen Coble's Aloha Reef series.

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Download E-books Wenn Schmetterlinge Loopings fliegen: Roman (allgemeine Reihe) (German Edition) PDF

By Petra Hülsmann

Na, das kann ja heiter werden! Als Karo ihre neue Stelle bei einem großen Hamburger Fußballverein antritt, muss sie feststellen, dass sie nicht wie geplant im gehobenen administration anfangen wird, sondern sich ausschließlich um den Spitzenspieler des Vereins kümmern soll - als Chauffeurin und Anstandsdame. Denn Patrick ist zwar ein Riesentalent, steckt seine Energie aber momentan lieber ins ausschweifende Nachtleben als ins education.

Von der ersten Begegnung an ist klar, dass Patrick und Karo sich nicht ausstehen können. Doch irgendwann riskieren die beiden einen zweiten Blick - und das Gefühlschaos geht erst richtig los...

Witzig, charmant und unbeschwert - ein Roman zum Verlieben!

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Download E-books Winter Garden PDF

By Kristin Hannah

Mesmerizing from the 1st web page to the final, Winter backyard is one woman’s sweeping, heartbreaking tale of affection, loss, and redemption. right now an epic love tale set in global struggle II Russia and an intimate portrait of up to date moms and daughters poised on the crossroads in their lives, it explores the heartbreak of warfare, the price of survival and the final word triumph of the human spirit. it's a novel that may hang-out the reader lengthy after the final web page is turned.

1941. Leningrad, a as soon as magical urban besieged through conflict, bring to an end from relief, buried in snow. A urban jam-packed with girls eager to shop their young children and themselves…

2000. Loss and previous age have taken a negative toll on Anya Whitson. ultimately, she is going to succeed in out to her estranged daughters. In a halting, doubtful voice, she starts to weave a delusion a few attractive Russian woman who lived in Leningrad a life-time ago…

Nina and Meredith take a seat spellbound at their mother’s bedside, hearing a narrative that spans greater than sixty years and strikes from the terrors of war-torn Leningrad lower than siege to modern day Alaska.

In a quest to discover the reality at the back of the tale, Nina and Meredith find a mystery so surprising, so very unlikely to think, it shakes the basis in their kin and adjustments who they suspect they are.

“Another robust tale of relations love, and powerful women…a interesting tale that weaves fairy stories into truth, fairy stories that don’t continuously have the predicted endings.”―The Herald-News

“…a gripping learn. Hannah’s viewers will locate lots to debate during this enchanting entry.”―Booklist

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Download E-books An Autograph For Anjali PDF

By Sundari Venkatraman

Editorial assessment 1:

Rubina Ramesh (Author of soon-to-be released romance discovering THE ANGEL & contributing writer for MARIJUANA DIARIES):

Author Sundari Venkatraman conquers the hearts of ladies through depicting lady in all her glory. A mysterious starting, a thread of romance and a roomful of drama, all will continue you glued to the pages. The daring and the attractive - because the characters make their paths, crisscrossing every one other’s lives to arrive one vacation spot; a vacation spot which would break the lives of the contributors of the Mathur Family.

Ms. Venkatraman’s novels continually exhibit the feminine protagonist as an rising strength. From their lowest aspect they upward thrust just like the phoenix until they turn into trendsetters. Anjali lives as much as this development. A quiet firebrand who's no longer afraid to stand her wishes, get up opposed to her husband’s tyranny and primarily, is a girl in all her glory. Anjali is a party of womanhood. she's going to slowly creep right into a reader’s brain. Ms. Venkatraman has get a hold of a couple of shockers during this one.

Editorial assessment 2:

Devika Fernando (Author of many romance novels (

The tale begins with a bang – nearly actually, as there’s a homicide to be found and mentioned. What follows didn’t learn in any respect just like the romance novels i used to be used to by means of the writer for some time, however it did trap my consciousness and hooked me. maintaining in brain that this can be a stab at romantic suspense, i discovered the start virtually excellent in hindsight (yes, I learn it back after I had complete the publication, simply to see all of it in a distinct light). the writer arrange the degree, brought the most characters and threw within the tiniest inkling of the romance to return, like a bee humming opposed to a window. And that window used to be thrown huge open whilst I entered a kind of flashback and at last figured out extra approximately Anjali and Parth.

Speaking of the most characters – the couple and one other ‘couple’ – i'm jam-packed with compliment. Being an writer myself, i admire interpreting approximately authors, and Parth was once no sadness. His mixture of intelligence, insistence, to-die-for appears and calm self belief rather drew me in. As for Anjali, she jogged my memory of a duckling (not grotesque) ready to burst forth right into a excellent swan. Her power, intelligence and resolution have been continuously palpable, but in a extra subdued manner. and that i enjoyed her perspective and behavior in the direction of her son Arjun and her husband Jayant.

As for Arjun, he was once like a clean breeze in the course of the ebook. Fanning the flames whilst wanted, turning into a whirlwind at a few instances, cooling down and soothing at different instances. Jayant used to be simply the precise antagonist. I enjoyed hating him, although every now and then i need to say I couldn’t even hate him. He struck me as a cliché personified, as a canvas for portraying all that’s improper with society. the tale used to be fast moving, brisk and to the purpose, lingering simply on the correct moments whereas in simple terms scratching the skin at different moments.

The Story

Jayant Mathur is located murdered in his mattress, shot at point-blank variety together with his personal revolver. although she’s super disturbed by way of his dying, Jayant’s spouse Anjali is far extra disenchanted approximately whatever else. Who stands to achieve by means of killing the mogul businessman?

Parth Bhardwaj is a chum and neighbour of the Mathurs. Parth is an writer who is going by way of a pseudonym. He appears to be like greater than a chum to Anjali; whereas he’s additionally on strong phrases together with her son Arjun who lives and stories within the united kingdom. What function does he play in Anjali’s lifestyles? Jayant’s family are curious to grasp.

Jayant’s brother-in-law Rana is confident that Parth and Anjali are the murderers. yet Inspector Phadke has his personal doubts approximately this concept. In comes Samrat, the non-public detective who appears to be like as quiet as a mouse. Will he have the capacity to locate the murderer?

Will Anjali locate happiness and peace?

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