Category: Contemporary Literature

Boy Toy (Mark Manning Series)

By Michael Craft

Mark Manning gave up a occupation as a in demand journalist at a massive day-by-day newspaper in Chicago to take over because the proprietor and writer of the Dumont day-by-day check in, the day-by-day newspaper in a small Wisconsin city. residing there together with his lover, architect Neil Waite, and his nephew and ward Thad Quatrain, Mark's existence in Dumont is generally quiet.

At the instant, the largest information is the approaching construction of a brand new play through the local people theater workforce. neighborhood teenage boys are alternating within the lead function - one is Jason Thrush, a gregarious and a little egotistical athlete, and the opposite is Thad Quatrain. while Jason and Thad have a verbal conflict in the course of practice session, it truly is quick forgotten by means of nearly each person concerned. but if Jason turns up useless on commencing evening - leaving Thad to take over the lead function - the neighborhood gossip turns opposed to Thad. Jason's loss of life is quickly proved to be homicide and, although he has now not been charged, opinion approximately city has all yet convicted Thad of the crime.

Sure that Thad is blameless, Mark, with assistance from his lover and associates, is decided to publicly transparent Thad's identify. yet that suggests checking out precisely what occurred to Jason Thrush on that deadly day and Manning's research might position him and his household in mortal possibility.

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A Fool's Gold Christmas (Fool's Gold, Book 10)

By Susan Mallery

A vintage heartwarming story for the vacations from  New York Times bestselling writer Susan Mallery 

The cheer in Fool's Gold, California, is bringing out the humbug in dancer Evie Stryker. An damage has compelled her to come back domestic to her estranged relations. So she will not upload to the awkward state of affairs by means of falling for the charms of her brother's ally, irrespective of how tempting he's. while she's recruited to level the wintry weather pageant, she vows to do as promised, then circulate on, at any place yet here. 

Jaded attorney Dante Jefferson is being used to the city he now calls domestic, however the pounding of little dancers' ft above his workplace is greater than he can take. while he confronts their attractive instructor, he is unprepared for his or her searing charm. Evie is his top friend's sister—off-limits until he is keen to threat his center. Dante has consistently believed that love is harmful, yet that used to be earlier than he needed to reckon with the magic of a definite small city, the place miracles do appear to happen….

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By Wu Ming, Luther Blissett

1954, the peak of the chilly battle. In Hollywood memebers of Her Majesty's mystery carrier have a deadly project for the stylish Cary provide. And in Bologna, Pierre Capponi, a lovelorn younger barman, is ready to embark on a painful odyssey looking for his lacking father.

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A Fairy Tale of New York

By J. P. Donleavy

A Fairy story of latest York is a humorous, lusty, and unhappy novel of comedian genius. getting back from research overseas, Cornelius Christian enters customs along with his baggage and his useless spouse. His first come upon in ny is with a funeral director, with whom he reluctantly takes employment to pay for the burial bills. during his tasks he meets the attractive Fanny Sourpuss over her millionaire husband's useless physique. even though, his over-enthusiastic dealing with of his first corpse lands him in court docket. Cornelius Christian wanders throughout the nice unhappy cathedral that's ny, studying the human in all its comedian pathos and lonely absurdity. even if lingering within the Automat ingesting from part empty espresso cups and stealing baked beans from the plates of shoppers who go searching for ketchup, or discovering love on a highway nook in simple terms to finish up struggling with his manner out of a hooker's fists, Cornelius Christian, heroic anti-hero, sings of life's goodness within the wake of disaster.

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Der Librettist

By Niklas Radström

Mozart und Casanova, Venedig, Wien, London und manhattan - das unglaubliche Leben eines Universalgenies »… Fantasie und Erzählfreude in jeder Zeile ...« göteborgs posten »Mozarts Glanz strahlt auch auf ihn, seinen besten - oder, besser gesagt: seinen einzigen guten - Textdichter.« (Wolfgang Hildesheimer) Niklas Rådströms Roman ist die Geschichte des Mozart-Librettisten Lorenzo Da Ponte, dessen abenteuerliches Leben ein Jahrhundert der Musik- und Kulturgeschichte umspannte. Das Buch ist eine Meditation über Musik, Liebe, Kreativität und darüber, used to be wir aus unserem Leben machen können. Mit »Der Librettist« wird einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller Schwedens in Deutschland vorgestellt. Auf seinem Sterbebett erinnert sich Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838). Er ist der Librettist der drei bekanntesten Opern Mozarts (Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni und Così fan tutte), geborener Jude, geweihter katholischer Priester, verheiratet und Vater von mindestens sechs Kindern, Poet, Spieler und Abenteurer, Freund Giacomo Casanovas, Hofdichter in Wien, Theatermann und Buchdrucker in London, Kolonialwarenhändler und Weinbauer in Philadelphia, sowie der erste Professor für Italienisch an der Universität in big apple. In vollkommener Logik lässt der Autor Da Pontes Leben rückwärts ablaufen.

AUTORENPORTRÄT Niklas Radström, geboren 1953, hat seit seinem Debüt 1975 ein vielfältiges schriftstellerisches Werk vorgelegt - Gedichtsammlungen, Romane, Essays und Drehbücher für movie und Theater. 1992 bekam er den Augustpreis, den renommiertesten schwedischen Literaturpreis für seinen Roman »Medan tiden tänker på annat«. Rådström ist Mitglied der »Gemeinschaft der Neun«, einer schwedischen Akademie für Literatur.

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Madam President: A Novel

With Madam President, present cohost of The View and previous White residence Communications Director Nicolle Wallace returns with an electrifying portrait of 3 strong ladies on an afternoon that might swap the rustic forever.

Charlotte Kramer, the forty-fifth President of the USA, has performed the extraordinary in permitting a community information workforce to rfile an afternoon in her life—and that of her such a lot senior employees. yet whereas twenty information cameras are embedded with the president, the unthinkable occurs: 5 significant assaults are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of safety, Melanie, and her press secretary, Dale, needs to immediately leap to motion in helping the president and reassuring the rustic that the protection they treasure is in able hands.

But secrets and techniques have consistently thrived in President Kramer’s White condominium. With all eyes on them and America’s balance at the line, all 3 girls are hiding own secrets and techniques that can rock the West Wing to its very foundations…and swap the lives of the folk they love most.

With an insider’s sharp eye and her trademark profitable prose, Nicolle Wallace can provide a well timed novel of household and political intrigue that's very unlikely to place down.

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To Rise Again at a Decent Hour: A Novel

By Joshua Ferris

Shortlisted for the fellow Booker Prize, this immense, extraordinary, profoundly saw novel by way of nationwide booklet Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of recent existence and one man's look for meaning.

Paul O'Rourke is a guy made up of contradictions: he loves the realm, yet does not know the way to stay in it. he is a Luddite hooked on his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine behavior, a rabid crimson Sox fan devastated by means of their victories, and an atheist now not relatively prepared to allow move of God.

Then somebody starts to impersonate Paul on-line, and he watches in horror as an internet site, a fb web page, and a Twitter account are created in his identify. What starts as an outrageous violation of his privateness quickly turns into anything extra soul-frightening: the prospect that the net "Paul" will be a greater model of the genuine factor. As Paul's quest to profit why his identification has been stolen deepens, he's pressured to confront his stricken prior and his doubtful destiny in a existence disturbingly break up among the true and the digital.

At as soon as laugh-out-loud humorous concerning the absurdities of the fashionable international, and indelibly profound in regards to the everlasting questions of the which means of lifestyles, love and fact, TO upward push back AT an honest HOUR is a deeply relocating and continually stunning travel de strength.

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L'amante è finita

By Maria Venturi

A ventisei anni Irene è una donna indipendente e realizzata, ma los angeles sua vita sentimentale è un vero disastro. Prima Antonio, che dopo tre anni di convivenza l. a. lascia di punto in bianco according to sposare un’altra. Poi l’impossibile amore con Tommaso, il marito abbandonato dalla sua sorellastra, fuggita in the US con l’amante di turno. Ma l’uomo è molto diverso da come appariva, e più di un’ombra si addensa sulla sua storia con Irene. Finché una cara amica non le presenta un bravo pediatra dal nome profetico, Amleto. E tutto cambia di nuovo.

“Irene è una timida, graziosissima sognatrice ed è bravissima, los angeles Venturi, a much nascere dagli imprevisti nuove vicende. Un romanzo da divorare.”
Giovanni Pacchiano, “Il Sole 24 Ore”

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Tampico: A Novel (James A. Michener Fiction)

By Toby Olson

Four outdated men—John, Gino, Larry, and Frank—have been warehoused at "the Manor," a long-eroded domestic for the forgotten. the lads take turns telling tales, stalling demise as they relive pivotal components in their pasts. open air, the cliff crumbles and a lighthouse slips towards the sea.

John, specifically, enthralls the others together with his story of Tampico, Mexico, the place he met an Indian girl named Chepa who owned a home on the fringe of a mountain barren region. She was once his first love—and his first lesson within the risks of international intrigue. yet his isn't the purely reminiscence haunted via mysteries born in Mexico. ill of looking ahead to demise, stirred via the moving flooring underneath their toes, the Manor's citizens ultimately get to the bottom of to give up that position and head out for Tampico.

With inexorable pull, and delightful scenes that may purely come from Toby Olson, Tampico celebrates a chic band of calaveras, "those skeleton messengers of mortality," who search self-discovery whilst their lives are ending.

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Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Novel, A)

By Brent Crawford

After an eventful freshman 12 months and a disastrous summer season, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian excessive none the wiser. The 12 months starts lovely generally. he is again at the soccer box (the bench sector of the field). He and his boys begin a struggle membership to shield themselves opposed to frightening Terry Moss, who's out of juvie and looking Carter. And he is going to homecoming back with Amber Lee. the good news: she's quite into him this yr. The undesirable information: she's all types of pregnant (not along with his child, yet that most likely is going with no saying).

When his on-again/off-again female friend, Abby, is authorised to the hot York Drama tuition, Carter's global is thrown upside-down. She desires him to use to the college, too. He understands it'd be notable, and he is lovely yes Abby may permit him see her bare in ny. yet what approximately his boys? And along with his sister headed to varsity, can his mom and dad live on with out him? Plus, the appliance is really long.

It will take loads of soul-searching (and in-school suspensions) for Carter to make his choice. meanwhile, there are many periods to be overdue to, events to prevent, and police officers to run from.

The laughs and strong occasions proceed in Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind, the 3rd publication within the Carter series.

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