Category: Contemporary Literature

Download E-books Worst. Person. Ever.: A Novel PDF

By Douglas Coupland

Raymond Gunt loves to think about himself as a fine looking first rate guy—he believes in assisting his fellow guy and all that different great things. definite, he could be foulmouthed, sometimes misogynistic, and simply more often than not rub humans the inaccurate way—through no fault of his personal! So with the entire optimistic strength he’s developing, it’s a bit puzzling to think about the new downward spiral his existence has taken….

An unemployed B-unit cameraman, Gunt accepts his ex-wife’s supply to shoot a Survivor-style truth express on an imprecise island within the Pacific. by some means, Gunt suffers a number of comas and unjust imprisonment, and is pressured to reenact the “Angry Dance” from the motion picture Billy Elliott, between different tribulations and humiliations. may well the universe be attempting to inform him anything?

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Download E-books The Last Best Kiss PDF

By Claire LaZebnik

Jane Austen involves modern day l. a. in Claire LaZebnik's inventive tackle Persuasion, the place seventeen-year-old Anna Eliot reveals out even if there is any such factor as a moment likelihood by way of old flame. lovers of Polly Shulman, Maureen Johnson, Elizabeth Eulberg, Stephanie Perkins, and, after all, Jane Austen will love this irresistibly humorous and romantic modern tale.

Anna is uninterested in caring approximately what folks imagine. in the end, that was once how she misplaced the single man she ever quite loved, Finn Westbrook. Now, 3 years after she broke his center, the one that acquired away is again in her life—and he desires not anything to do with her.

Anna retains attempting to convince herself that she does not care approximately Finn both, yet even supposing they have either replaced given that they first met, deep down she is familiar with he is the man for her. Now if merely she will be able to get him to think that, too . . .

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Download E-books Lost Between Houses PDF

By David Gilmour

Lost among Houses is ready a turbulent 12 months within the lifetime of Simon Albright, a fifteen-year-old inner most institution boy suffering to be his subtle mother's ally, the insurgent his female friend adores and the son his father respects. that is a troublesome act to tug off while your mom is distracted, your female friend too appealing and your father out and in of a psychological establishment. Lost among Houses unfolds with mingled sarcasm, grief and awe, and grips the reader until eventually its startling climax.

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Download E-books Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) PDF

By Robert Eaglestone

Modern fiction is a large and various box, now worldwide in size, with a big variety of novels and writers that keeps to develop at a ravishing velocity.

In this Very brief Introduction, Robert Eaglestone offers a transparent and fascinating exploration of the most important subject matters, styles, and debates of up to date fiction. From style, shape, and experimentalism to the legacies of modernism and postmodernism, the connection among globalization and terrorism, and the effect of expertise, Eaglestone examines how works either replicate the realm during which we are living and the creative matters of writers and readers alike.

About the Series:
Oxford's Very brief Introductions series bargains concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary thought to historical past, and Archaeology to the Bible. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet continuously balanced and complete--discussions of the imperative matters in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief Introduction offers a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has prompted society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, providing all scholars an obtainable and considerable reference library. regardless of the sector of analysis that one deems very important or beautiful, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and cheap advisor that might most probably turn out indispensable.

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Download E-books American Savage (The Savages) PDF

By Matt Whyman

The pointy and hilarious moment e-book within the SAVAGES sequence approximately a regular kin with a few not-so-everyday problems...Vegan, veggie, carnivore...humanitarian? Welcome to the head of the foodstuff chain. The Savages are again - this time in a rustic the place servings come supersized. Titus, Angelica and the youngsters visit nice lengths to slot into their new lives in sunny Florida. yet that is not effortless whilst their urge for food runs to feasts of human flesh. during this darkish comedian serving of daily relatives lifestyles with modern cannibals, the Savages search to conceal in undeniable sight by way of constructing a vegan cafe. but if the enterprise seems to be a shock sensation, and undesirable apples bob to the outside, Titus is pressured to query no matter if the relatives have eventually bitten off greater than they could bite.

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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 on hand in paperback!

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

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are only eight-years-old once they meet one evening in an ER ready room. Born with a congenial middle illness, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued through the boy who indicates up on my own 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 believe they're going to by no means see one another again.

Yet, over the following 3 many years, Andy and Rachel will meet back and again—linked accidentally, historical past, 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 like is a rare novel concerning the passage of time, the way in which humans swap and alter one another, and the way the degree of a existence is who you're keen on.

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Download E-books The Hustler PDF

By Walter Tevis

When it used to be first released in 1959, The Hustler used to be the first—and the best—novel written approximately billiards within the 400-year background of the sport. The publication speedy received a revered readership and later an viewers for the motion picture with an analogous identify starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. The Hustler is ready the victories and losses of 1 "Fast" Eddie Felson, a poolroom hustler who travels from city to city conning strangers into considering they can beat him on the online game while in reality, he's a skillful participant who hasn't ever misplaced a video game. until eventually he meets his fit in Minnesota fat, the genuine king of the poolroom, inflicting his existence to alter tremendously. it is a vintage story of a man's fight together with his soul and his vainness. "If Hemingway had the eagerness for pool that he had for bullfighting, his hero could have been Eddie Felson."—Time "A excellent hymn to the final real period whilst males of substance performed pool with a vengeance."—Time Out

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Download E-books Shopgirl: A Novella PDF

By Steve Martin

With greater than 340,000 copies in print, Steve Martin's Shopgirl has landed on bestseller lists national, together with: New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, Wall road Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. choked with the type of witty, discerning observations that experience introduced Steve Martin exceptional severe good fortune, this tale of recent day love and romance is a piece of disarming tenderness.

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Download E-books Mrs Ali's Road to Happiness (Marriage Bureau for Rich People) PDF

By Farahad Zama

Mrs Ali's a lot enjoyed house is abruptly below chance - a street widening scheme threatens to smash either it and the family members company, 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 relations are plunged into difficulty, threated by way of police motion, social boycott and excommunication. there's one plan that will simply retain Pari and her son jointly, and the house Mr and Mrs Ali have shared for a few years intact, yet it is a determined gamble. Do they hazard every thing for a small likelihood of good fortune? yet can they manage to pay for to not?

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Download E-books The Pursuit of Lies, Mystery with a Romantic Twist (Paradise Valley Mystery Series Book 4) PDF

By Debra Burroughs

BOOK four, Paradise Valley secret series 
Sassy small-town private-eye Emily Parker races to resolve a scandalous homicide. Her international has been flipped the wrong way up while the man she loves, the town's hunky police detective, is accused of murdering a female Assistant District Attorney, with whom the police think he was once having an affair. Emily needs to struggle to prove him innocent, with assistance from her shut circle of neighbors, as she struggles opposed to her personal doubts.  
Sensual and suspenseful, appealing and addicting--you're in for a wildly entertaining read! totally unputdownable!

***The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The odor of Lies: ebook 1
The middle of Lies: e-book 2
The fringe of Lies: A Bridge brief tale among Books 2 and three, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: booklet 3
The Pursuit of Lies: e-book 4 
The colour of Lies: a Bridge brief tale among Books four and five, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: e-book 5
The Harbor of Lies: ebook 6
(*Most relaxing if those books are learn in order.)
OTHER BOOKS via Debra Burroughs
The Lake residence mystery, a Jenessa Jones secret: ebook 1, With her existence going from undesirable to worse, reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn again to her small fatherland by way of a murder research that finally ends up pointing the finger at someone she loves. Can she discover the reality earlier than it destroys any likelihood she has for a contented life?

The Stone condo mystery, a Jenessa Jones secret: publication 2, Reporter Jenessa Jones is knee deep in a scandalous homicide research whilst her police detective boyfriend's ex-wife comes again to city and throws a monkey wrench into their budding romance.
The smell of Lies, A Paradise Valley secret - ebook 1, A cozy homicide secret and Romance that may continue you guessing till the very end.  (think "Stephanie Plum" meets "Nancy Drew")
The center of Lies, A Paradise Valley secret: ebook 2, A sassy small city inner most eye groups up with a beautiful big-city cop to unravel a murder mystery. Maggie quickly learns that on-line relationship will be murder.

The Chain of Lies, A Paradise Valley secret: ebook 3, A small town inner most eye and her attractive police detective boyfriend, besides a few friends, struggle to save lots of women from a intercourse slave ring and resolve a homicide secret.  
The Betrayal of Lies, A Paradise Valley secret: e-book 5Sweet, sassy private eye Emily Parker is ultimately relocating ahead in her relationship with the hunky police detective--that is, till a chum goes missing. Suspicions are flying that considered one of Emily's closest associates may possibly be involved. The determined race is directly to clear up the secret of who kidnapped the woman and rescue her sooner than she lands up dead.
The Harbor of Lies, A Paradise Valley secret: publication 6, Sexy police detective Colin has ultimately confident sassy private-eye Emily to marry him, yet days earlier than the marriage, while Emily discovers a useless physique outdoor her hotel room door, she and Colin, in addition to their marriage ceremony celebration, are drawn into another homicide secret, once again placing their love and dedication to the test.

Three Days in Seattle, When l. a. photographer Kate McAllister flies to Seattle looking for her lacking sister, she finds irresistible genuine property agent Ryan as an alternative. quickly the 2 are entwined in a vengeful homicide plot -- and a simmering love affair....  (A mild Romantic Suspense within the Emerald City)

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