Download Glimmering by Elizabeth Hand, Kim Robinson PDF

By Elizabeth Hand, Kim Robinson

ISBN-10: 0061008052

ISBN-13: 9780061008054

From the writer of the breakout bestseller Waking the Moon, comes this lovely millennial mystery
It is 1999. The final Days a few say; the 1st, say others. The weather has altered irrevocably, the towns have imploded into vicious shards and the celebrities haven't been obvious for months. The sky is a glimmering wash of reds and vegetables and golds, the results of international warming...it is assumed.
A breathtaking novel that weaves into one perfect tapestry the shimmering strands of technological know-how fiction and myth, Glimmering explores the violent margins and the tender decadent heart of a global giving beginning to a brand new millennium. Hand has captured in a single strong narrative either the unstated goals and the unspeakable nightmares of a new release. Glimmering will open greater than eyes. it is going to open hearts to the sweetness and terror of the area to come back.

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Download Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford PDF

By Jamie Ford

ISBN-10: 0345522028

ISBN-13: 9780345522023

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER

From Jamie Ford, author of the cherished Hotel at the nook of sour and candy, comes a much-anticipated moment novel. Set opposed to the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a robust story of 2 souls—a boy with goals for his destiny and a lady escaping her haunted past—both looking love, desire, and forgiveness.
 
Twelve-year-old William Eng, a chinese language American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred center Orphanage ever due to the fact his mother’s listless physique was once over excited from their small condominium 5 years in the past. On his birthday—or really, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the opposite orphans are taken to the old Moore Theatre, the place William glimpses an actress at the silver display who is going by way of the identify of Willow Frost. Struck by way of her positive aspects, William is confident that the superstar is his mom, Liu Song.
 
made up our minds to discover Willow and turn out that his mom continues to be alive, William escapes from Sacred center along with his pal Charlotte. The pair navigate the streets of Seattle, the place they need to not just live on yet confront the mysteries of William’s prior and his connection to the unique movie famous person. the tale of Willow Frost, despite the fact that, is much extra advanced than the Hollywood myth William sees onscreen.
 
moving among the good melancholy and the Twenties, Songs of Willow Frost takes readers on an emotional trip of discovery. Jamie Ford’s sweeping novel will resonate with an individual who has ever longed for the comforts of relatives and a spot to name home.

Praise for Songs of Willow Frost
 
“Arresting . . . You can’t blame Willow for weeping, and you may most likely weep together with her as you come back to appreciate how she made the alternatives she did. . . . [Songs of Willow Frost has] the type of finishing readers continually desire for, yet seldom get.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“A tale of selection and resourcefulness, and of discovering the fitting relatives . . . Jamie Ford’s new novel, Songs of Willow Frost, is set throughout the Nineteen Thirties, the period of the nice melancholy and the explosive progress of the motion picture undefined. either play an element within the book’s poignant story of misplaced and located love that reads like a heart-on-its-sleeve plot for one of many black-and-white movies of the day.”Tampa Bay Times
 
“I couldn't draw back from the haunting tale or the lovely old information that convey Depression-era Seattle to cinematic existence. Ford’s boundless compassion for the human spirit, in all its strengths and weaknesses, makes him considered one of our most unusual and compelling storytellers.”—Helen Simonson, writer of Major Pettigrew’s final Stand
 
“Beautifully instructed . . . [Songs of Willow Frost] deals us wish that even in tough occasions, love wins out.”Missoula Independent
 
“Ford is a major novelist whose first e-book, Hotel at the nook of sour and candy, was a pleasure to learn. together with his new booklet, he is taking a superb step forward and has the uncanny skill to maneuver me to tears.”—Pat Conroy, writer of South of Broad
 
“[A] forthright, affecting moment novel . . . a fine-textured learn of human loss and, eventually, triumph.”Library Journal

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Download The Watchman (Joe Pike, Book 1) by Robert Crais PDF

By Robert Crais

ISBN-10: 1451648960

ISBN-13: 9781451648966

A wild-living younger heiress slams into hassle within the L.A. night—the type of hassle even her cash can’t close down. After her Aston Martin collides with a mysterious automobile, Larkin Conner Barkley makes an attempt to assist the coincidence victims—and turns into the only real witness in a federal research. Whisking her out of her Beverly Hills global is Joe Pike, employed to defend Larkin Barkley from a continuing workforce of killers. but if a series of lies and betrayals tightens round them, Pike drops off the grid and follows his personal principles for survival: strike quickly, hit tough, seek out the hunters....
Max Holman knew the 2 minute rule: Get in, get the money, and get out. yet mins could be a lifetime. in a single second of weak point he botched a financial institution activity and used to be despatched away for years. Now published from criminal, Max desires to reconcile together with his estranged son, an L.A. cop. as a substitute he gets the devastating information that his son’s been gunned down in chilly blood. To discover the reality in regards to the killing, Max aligns with Katherine Pollard, the ex-FBI agent who positioned him away—in a father’s look for justice and revenge.

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Download Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo by José Saramago PDF

By José Saramago

O livro conta uma história humanizada da vida de Jesus e alude a uma sua eventual relação com Maria Madalena (no livro, foi com ela que Jesus "conheceu o amor da carne e nele se reconheceu homem"). Ao adoptar essa perspectiva, de humanização de Cristo, distante da representação tradicional do Evangelho e evidenciando o seu caráter frágil e vulnerável, Saramago coloca que a propagada história da crucificação de Jesus, "um revulsivo area of expertise, qualquer coisa capaz de chocar as sensibilidades e arrebatar os sentimentos", resultou na imposição de "uma história interminável de ferro e de sangue, de fogo e de cinzas, um mar infinito de sofrimento e de lágrimas", de acordo com a sua visão de mundo, segundo a qual “por causa e em nome de Deus é que se tem permitido e justificado tudo, principalmente o mais horrendo e cruel", e que, "no fundo, o problema não é um Deus que não existe, mas a religião que o proclama. Denuncio as religiões, todas as religiões, por nocivas à Humanidade. São palavras duras, mas há que dizê-las". Isso levou a que o livro fosse considerado ofensivo por diversos sectores da comunidade católica, a que ele sofresse perseguição religiosa em seu próprio país, e a que o governo português, pressionado pela Igreja Católica e por meio do então Subsecretário de Estado da Cultura de Portugal, Sousa Lara, vetasse este livro de uma lista de romances portugueses candidatos a um prémio literário europeu por "atentar contra an ethical cristã".
Em reacção a este acto do Subsecretário de Estado, que considerou censório, Saramago abandonou Portugal, passando a residir na ilha de Lanzarote, Ilhas Canárias, onde permaneceu até a sua morte.

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Download A Man Called Trent by Louis L'Amour PDF

By Louis L'Amour

Gathered listed here are of L'Amour's vintage novellas, either that includes enigmatic gunfighter Lance Kilkenny. "The Rider of misplaced Creek" used to be first released in as a novella, then, approximately thirty years later, improved via L'Amour to novel size. This booklet provides, for the 1st time ever, the unique model, as L'Amour first wrote it. "A guy known as Trent" was once additionally written in the beginning as a novella, in basic terms to be accelerated decades later.

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Download Redaction, Part 1: Extinction Level Event by Linda Andrews PDF

By Linda Andrews

ISBN-10: 1481069764

ISBN-13: 9781481069762

Six months after an Influenza Pandemic swept around the globe, the realm is beginning to emerge from quarantine. yet Pestilence loose Day is short-lived. For an unseen enemy has simply been unleashed. 5 humans. Seven days. an excellent scientist with an apocalyptic forecast A soldier that wishes an enemy to struggle a faculty scholar venturing right into a replaced global An coverage salesman who exploits each chance A juvenile antisocial desirous to go away his previous in the back of Redaction: Humanity is set to be erased from the publication of existence

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Download Right and Left by Joseph Roth PDF

By Joseph Roth

ISBN-10: 1590209729

ISBN-13: 9781590209721

Joseph Roth has been defined as “one of the best writers in German of this century” (20th century). With tragic foresight, Right and Left, first released in 1929, inspires the nightlife, corruption, political unrest, and monetary tyranny of Berlin within the twenties, an analogous territory lined trenchantly in Roth’s reportage, released as What I observed: studies from Berlin 1920-33.

After serving in international struggle I, Paul Bernheim returns to Berlin to discover himself inheritor to his lately deceased father’s banking empire. more and more beset via skyrocketing inflation, and dismayed via his brother’s infatuation with the brownshirts, Bernheim turns to an intruder for help—a profiteering Russian émigré whose recommendation proves alternately beneficial and disastrous. Too past due to alter his destiny, he realizes he has been decieved by means of a grasp within the craft of manipulation.

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Download The Keep (The Watchers, Book 4) by Veronica Wolff PDF

By Veronica Wolff

ISBN-10: 0451416368

ISBN-13: 9780451416360

JUST since you paintings FOR THE lifeless DOESN’T suggest you must sign up for THEM.

Drew has simply all started her moment 12 months at the Isle of evening, and the elements isn’t the one factor altering significantly. She has ascended to the rank of start up. She’s additionally chanced on an intimate love within the good-looking vampire Carden. yet most vital, she not desires of break out. She goals of vengeance.

Her buddy Emma used to be brutally wounded by means of the savage vampire Alcántara and will were taken to the scary fortress, from which not one of the residing returns. With such a lot of diverse tales from such a lot of individuals with such a lot of in their personal deceits and machinations, Drew can’t make certain of anything—except that she needs to have the option into the fortress to find the reality and take down Alcántara as soon as and for all.

yet Drew isn’t the single one out for revenge. somebody very harmful at the island can be out for blood….

Hers…

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Download The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai PDF

By Anita Desai

ISBN-10: 0547840128

ISBN-13: 9780547840123

Finalist for the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

“The first-class energy [the novellas] proportion is a gracefulness and dreamlike sonority, akin to writers like Jhumpa Lahiri and W.G. Sebald, in which unusual evolutions of solitary lives are the rule of thumb, and readers are held through the stately, hypnotic dignity of the voice that tells them.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Set in smooth India, those 3 novellas circulate past the towns to areas nonetheless haunted by way of the earlier, and to characters who're, every one of their personal means, masters of self-effacement. An unnamed executive legit is referred to as upon to examine a pale mansion of forgotten treasures the place he discovers a shock "relic." A translator blurs the road among author and translator, and in so doing dangers unraveling her wishes and achievements. within the name novella, a hermit hidden away within the woods with a key is found via a movie team, which compels him to withdraw even extra till he magically disappears . . .

wealthy and evocative, striking of their readability and sensuous of their telling, those novellas remind us of the intense but gentle strength of this pre-eminent writer.

“Desai, at her top, deals enthralling, sophisticated, and deeply saw pics of layered characters trapped among worlds.” – day-by-day Beast

“Lingers within the reminiscence an identical means those landscapes and folks of India end up very unlikely to forget.” – Boston Globe

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