Category: Contemporary Literature

Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil

By Robert Zubrin

During this compelling argument for a brand new course in US strength coverage, the writer lays out a daring plan for breaking the industrial stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has at the kingdom and the area. it is recommended that the USA dating with OPEC has ended in the looting of the yank economic system, corruption of the political method and has helped fund terrorist devices devoted to the destruction of the U.S.. The publication bargains an exhilarating imaginative and prescient for a dynamic new power coverage so that it will not just aid defend US safeguard sooner or later yet also will supply suggestions for international warming and 3rd international improvement.

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Gods and Angels

A seventeen-year-old boy visits his estranged mom on Boxing Day in a gray seashore city; a college lecturer falls in with a bunch of older males who inhabit a truly assorted international whereas attempting to the right way to swim; a detective breaks into his former domestic to undercover agent on his estranged relations; a pair ponder twenty-five years of marriage below the Northern lighting fixtures; and an outdated guy volunteering in a charity store kinds a young bond with a tender unmarried mom.

Bringing jointly deeply affecting tales exploring masculinity, loneliness, isolation, and longing, it is a masterful assortment from one among Ireland's best writers.

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Wait for You

By J. Lynn

The no 1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon

Some issues are worthy anticipating . . .

Traveling millions of miles from domestic to go into university is the one means nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can break out what occurred at that fateful Halloween social gathering 5 years ago—an occasion that perpetually replaced her existence. What she by no means deliberate on was once taking pictures the eye of the only man who might shatter the precarious destiny she's construction for herself.

Some issues are worthy experiencing . . .

Cameron Hamilton is six ft, 3 inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a couple of impressive blue eyes and a extraordinary skill to make Avery wish issues she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. becoming concerned with him is risky. but ignoring the simmering stress that sparks among them—and brings out a facet of her she by no means knew existed—is impossible.

Some issues isn't saved quiet . . .

But whilst Avery starts off receiving threatening e-mails and get in touch with calls, she's compelled to stand a prior she desires to retain buried and recognize that somebody is refusing to permit her to permit cross of that evening whilst every little thing replaced. If the devastating fact comes out, will she resurface with one much less scar? and should Cam be there to assist her?

And a few issues are worthy combating for . . .

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2 States The Story of My Marriage

By Chetan Bhagat

Love marriages around the globe are uncomplicated: Boy loves lady. lady loves boy. They get married. In India, there are a couple of extra steps: Boy loves lady. woman loves boy. Girl's kin has to like boy. Boy's relatives has to like lady. Girl's relations has to like boy's kinfolk. Boy's relatives has to like girl's family members. woman and boy nonetheless love one another. They get married. Welcome to two States, the tale of Krish and Ananya, who're from assorted states of India, deeply in love with one another, and wish to get married. after all, their mom and dad do not agree. to transform their love tale right into a love marriage, the couple has a tricky conflict sooner than them; for one can struggle and insurgent, yet tougher to persuade. Will they make it? From the bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat comes one other witty story approximately inter-community marriages in sleek India.

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Ice Road: A Novel

By Gillian Slovo

"A gripping tale of braveness, disillusionment, survival, and the triumph of the human spirit."―Sarah Durant, writer of The beginning of Venus

Loyalties, ideals, love, relations ties: all are established to the restrict in a single of the main devastating moments of human heritage: the siege of Leningrad in the course of global conflict II. Boris Aleksandrovich, a well-meaning bureaucrat, thinks he can negotiate among idealism and politics. His daughter, Natasha, learns differently whilst, as a tender girl in love, she is nearly overwhelmed via her father's compromises. looking at all this spread is Irina. clever, ironic, significant Irina, whom Boris had persuaded to head on an ill-fated voyage to the Arctic Circle, the place she slightly survived. while she arrives again in Leningrad, he feels honor sure to locate her a place inside of his family members circle. Irina involves know the way love for an additional might, in any case, be extra robust and extra profound than blind loyalty to an concept. interesting and heroic, peopled with splendidly advanced characters, Ice Road is a masterpiece. A finalist for the Orange Prize.

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The Best American Short Stories 2012

The simplest American sequence is the foremost annual exhibit for the country’s most interesting brief fiction and nonfiction. each one volume’s sequence editor selects striking works from countless numbers of magazines, journals, and internet sites. a unique visitor editor, a number one author within the box, then chooses the easiest twenty or so items to submit. This precise approach has made the simplest American sequence the main revered — and most well-liked — of its kind.

The top American brief tales 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane homosexual, Jennifer Haigh,
Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,
George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others

 

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The Makioka Sisters

By Junichiro Tanizaki

Junichirō Tanizaki’s magisterial evocation of a proud Osaka kin in decline in the course of the years instantly sooner than international warfare II is arguably the best jap novel of the 20th century and a vintage of foreign literature.

Tsuruko, the eldest sister of the once-wealthy Makioka kin, clings obstinately to the status of her relations identify at the same time her husband prepares to maneuver their family to Tokyo, the place that identify potential not anything. Sachiko compromises valiantly to safe the way forward for her more youthful sisters. The shy, single Yukiko is a hostage to her family’s exacting criteria, whereas the lively Taeko rebels through flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances and dreaming of learning type layout in France. choked with vignettes of a vanishing lifestyle, The Makioka Sisters is a poignant but unsparing portrait of a family—and a whole society—sliding into the abyss of modernity. It possesses in abundance the prepared social perception and unabashed sensuality that distinguish Tanizaki as a grasp novelist.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Every Soul A Star

By Wendy Mass

And as streams of sunshine fan out at the back of the darkened solar just like the wings of a butterfly, I notice that I by no means observed actual attractiveness till now.

At Moon Shadow, an remoted campground, hundreds of thousands have amassed to capture a glimpse of a unprecedented and outstanding overall eclipse of the sunlight. 3 lives are approximately to be replaced forever:

Ally:
Ally likes the straightforward issues in life-labyrinths, star-gazing, and comet-hunting. Her domestic, the moon shadow campground, is part of who she is. She refuses to visualize it the other way.

Bree:
Popular, beautiful (everybody says so), a destiny homecoming queen needless to say. Bree wears her good looks like a swimsuit of armor. yet what's she attempting to hide?

Jack:
Overweight and awkward, jack is used to spending loads of time by myself. but if chance knocks, he reveals himself in events he by no means may have imagined.

Told from 3 distinctive voices and views, Wendy Mass weaves an tricky and compelling tale approximately strangers coming jointly, not likely friendships, and discovering one's position within the universe.

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The Contract

By Zeenat Mahal

“…I’ll pay you a per thirty days wage to act and seem for all useful reasons as my wife…If you compromise, the wedding vows should be taken at the mobile on Saturday, for the reason that i've got an hour unfastened within the morning.”

Circumstances have compelled the younger divorcée, Shahira, to simply accept Hussain’s strange proposition. As according to their agreement, she’ll have his identify, might be paid to seem after his sick mom and motherless daughter and should be left good on my own by means of him. Perfect!

Until her new husband comes to a decision to prevent taking part in by way of the rules…

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