Category: Contemporary Literature

Everything in This Country Must: A Novella and Two Stories

By Colum McCann

In Everything during this nation Must, his fourth e-book, Colum McCann turns to the "troubles" in Northern eire and divulges the reverberations of political tragedy within the so much intimate lives of guys and girls, mom and dad and kids. within the identify tale, a teenage lady needs to choose from allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British infantrymen who've kept the family's horse. The younger hero of starvation Strike, a novella, attempts to duplicate the adventure of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on starvation strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his half for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

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Good on Paper

By Rachel Cantor

THE hugely expected moment NOVEL FROM the author EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL (STATION ELEVEN) CALLS “SHARP, WITTY, AND IMMENSELY ENTERTAINING”
 
Is a brand new lifestyles attainable? simply because Shira Greene’s lifestyles hasn’t particularly grew to become out as deliberate. She’s a unmarried mother dwelling with her daughter and her homosexual good friend, Ahmad. Her PhD on Dante’s Vita Nuova hasn’t gotten her a task, and her occupation as a translator hasn’t precisely taken off either.

But then she will get a choice from a Nobel Prize-winning Italian poet who insists she’s the single one that can translate his most up-to-date book.

Stunned, Shira realizes that—just like that— her life can change. She sees a new starting beckoning: academic glory, demand for her translations, and even love (her strong good fortune has made her suppose extra open to the entreaties of a local indie bookshop owner).

There’s just one challenge: all of it hinges at the translation, and as Shira begins engaged on the exquisitely elaborate passages of the poet’s publication, she realizes that it can in truth be, good ... most unlikely to translate.

A deft, humorous, and big-hearted novel approximately moment chances, Good on Paper is a grand novel of kin, friendship, and chance.

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Tangled Web (Close to Home)

By Cathy Gillen Thacker

Past transgressions haunted desire Barrister, whose good looks helped her upward thrust from a tenant farm to a Texas fortune. yet her quiet loveliness hid darkish secrets and techniques she'd lengthy saved secure, to guard her younger son….

Chase Barrister discovered desire enigmatic and elegant—but she tasted of forbidden fruit. Years in the past, Chase had fled his father's legacy, yet he'd taken stories of his stepmother and his personal bittersweet desire.

After his father's loss of life, Chase lower back to Texas and wish. could he be stuck within the internet of familial deceit…or untangle a good love and actually come home?

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The Tragedy Paper

Ideal for fanatics of Thirteen purposes Why and Looking for Alaska, Jennifer Weiner, number one New York instances bestselling writer, calls Elizabeth LaBan’s The Tragedy Paper “a beguiling and wonderfully written story of past love and heartbreak.” 

It follows the tale of Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a contemporary move to the celebrated Irving institution, the place the motto is “Enter right here to be and discover a friend.” a pal is the very last thing Tim expects or wants—he simply hopes to get via his senior yr omitted. but, regardless of his efforts to mixture into the heritage, he reveals himself falling for the fundamental “It” woman, Vanessa Sheller, female friend of Irving’s hottest boy. To Tim's shock, Vanessa is into him, too, yet she will kiss her social prestige so long if a person ever unearths out. Tim and Vanessa commence a clandestine romance, yet looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s model of a senior yr thesis, assigned by way of the school’s least forgiving teacher.
 
leaping among viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a present senior approximately to discover the reality of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling story of forbidden love and the lengths humans will visit hold their secrets and techniques.

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A Horse Named Sorrow

By Trebor Healey

Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco within the Eighties and '90s in poetic prose that's either ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the yank West that's dreamy, mythic, and visionary.

When twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the robust and self-possessed Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by way of bicycle from his native land in Buffalo, New York), he feels his lifestyles may possibly ultimately be taking a flip for the higher. however the resulting romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related affliction. The grieving Seamus is obliged to maintain a promise to Jimmy: "Take me again the best way I came."

And so Seamus units out by means of bicycle on a picaresque trip with the ashes, hoping to deliver them again to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, collage childrens, farmers, ranchers, Marines, and different travelers--each one giving him a brand new viewpoint on his personal lifestyles and on Jimmy's demise. while he meets and turns into concerned with a tender local American guy whose mom has lately died, Seamus's grief and his tale develop into common and redemptive.

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Carrie

By Stephen King

Stephen King's mythical debut, a couple of teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
 
Carrie White can have been retro and unpopular, yet she had a present. Carrie can make issues movement by means of targeting them. A candle may fall. A door might lock. This used to be her strength and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous because the vicious name callings of her classmates, provided Carrie an opportunity to be a standard and visit her senior promenade. yet one other act--of ferocious cruelty--turned her present right into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates might always remember.

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The Secret Wish List

By Preeti Shenoy

On the delicate age of 16, Diksha is a standard youngster, juggling tuition, boys, gossip and enjoyable together with her ally, until eventually someday whilst every little thing alterations. An blameless teenage weigh down ends up in a string of irreversible occasions that fluctuate her lifestyles without end. Eighteen years later, Diksha - who used to be a happy-go-lucky and carefree character - is now a girl with totally contrary features. Married to a profitable specialist and mom to a tender boy, she is a bored housewife donning the masks of being fortunately married. An unforeseen incident opens up avenues for Diksha to provide her existence a moment likelihood and he or she creates a mystery want checklist within the wish of gratifying her wishes. Will she be ready to courageous this trip whereas facing the complexity of an extramarital affair? Will she have the ability to achieve the hunt to rediscover herself? the key want record is the adventure of a girl in the direction of getting her happiness again into her lifestyles. it truly is approximately goals and aspirations, and the search to determine no matter if real love exists or now not.

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Contemporary Chinese Literature: From the Cultural Revolution to the Future

By Yibing Huang

This e-book deals a clean and nuanced standpoint into modern chinese language literature by means of proposing 4 authors and cultural bastards--Duo Duo, an underground seer-poet; Wang Shuo, a "hooligan" author; Zhang Chengzhi, an outdated crimson shield and new cultural heretic; and Wang Xiaobo, a defiant but depression chronicler of a dystopian glossy international. It analyzes every one of those authors' specific (re)visions of a double-faced chinese language modernity opposed to a collective legacy of the Cultural Revolution, and argues for the recovery of a old horizon of China's transition from the Cultural Revolution to a hybrid second of the current and destiny ridden with uncertainties.

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Uneven Development: Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space

By Neil Smith

In Uneven Development, a vintage in its box, Neil Smith bargains the 1st complete conception of asymmetric geographical improvement, entwining theories of house and nature with a critique of capitalist improvement. that includes pathbreaking analyses of the construction of nature and the politics of scale, Smith's paintings expected a number of the asymmetric contours that now mark neoliberal globalization. This 3rd version gains an afterword updating the research for the current day.

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Briarpatch

By Tim Pratt

Darrin's existence has been going downhill ever seeing that his female friend Bridget walked out on him. He cannot think issues getting worse—until he sees Bridget back, moments prior to she leaps to her demise. Darrin's trip leads him right into a position known as the Briarpatch, that is both the crawlspace of the universe, or a sequence of bold development initiatives deserted through God.

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