Alternatives to Sex: A Novel

By Stephen McCauley

Boston genuine property agent William Collins understands that his behavior are slipping uncontrolled. as a result of obsessive-compulsive day-by-day cleansing binges and a penchant for nightly on-line cruising for hookups, he reveals his revenues figures slipping regardless of a booming marketplace. there is additionally his ongoing fight to gather the hire from his passive-aggressive tenant and his concerns approximately his ally, Edward, whom he is definitely not in love with. simply as he makes a decision to focus on his existence, he meets Charlotte and Samuel, prosperous suburbanites trying to find the best urban house. "Happy couple," he writes in his notes. "Maybe i will study anything from them." What he finally discovers demanding situations his personal assumptions approximately actual property, love, and hope; and what they examine from him may well get to the bottom of a budding friendship, let alone a really promising sale.

filled with crackling discussion added by way of a stellar ensemble of avid gamers, Alternatives to Sex is a brilliant, hilarious chronicle of existence in post-traumatic, morally ambiguous the USA -- the place the need to do stable is consistently being tripped up through the necessity to think strong. right away.

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The Lincoln Myth: A Novel (Cotton Malone)

By Steve Berry

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER • A Cotton Malone event concerning a flaw within the usa structure, a secret approximately Abraham Lincoln, and a political factor that’s as explosive because it is timely—not in basic terms in Malone’s global, yet in ours
 

September 1861: All isn't because it turns out. With those cryptic phrases, a stunning mystery handed down from president to president involves relaxation within the fingers of Abraham Lincoln. and because the first bloody clashes of the Civil warfare spread, Lincoln by myself needs to come to a decision how most sensible to take advantage of this risky wisdom: keep millions of yank lives, or preserve the younger kingdom from being torn aside forever?
 
The current: In Utah, the fabled is still of Mormon pioneers whose nineteenth-century excursion around the wilderness met with a murderous finish were exposed. In Washington, D.C., the reliable research of a global entrepreneur, an elder within the Mormon church, has sparked a political conflict among the White condominium and a strong usa senator. In Denmark, a Justice division agent, lacking in motion, has fallen into the fingers of a perilous zealot—a guy pushed by means of divine visions to make a prophet’s phrases truth. And in a question of some brief hours, Cotton Malone has long past from quietly promoting books at his store in Denmark to dodging bullets in a high-speed boat chase.
 
All it takes is a telephone name from his former boss in Washington, and all of sudden the ex-agent is racing to rescue an informant sporting severe intelligence. It’s simply the type of perilous company that Malone has been attempting to depart at the back of, ever considering the fact that he retired from the Justice division. yet as soon as he attracts enemy blood, Malone is plunged right into a lethal conflict—a constitutional battle secretly set in movement greater than 200 years in the past by means of America’s Founding Fathers.
 
From the streets of Copenhagen to the catacombs of Salzburg to the rugged mountains of Utah, the awful specter of the Civil warfare looms as a deadly conspiracy gathers energy. Malone hazards lifestyles, liberty, and his maximum love in a race for the reality approximately Abraham Lincoln—while the destiny of the USA of the US hangs within the balance.

Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series
 
“In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a vintage, complicated hero.”USA Today
 
“Malone, a hero with a private stake within the complaints, is a welcome respite from the chilly, calculating superspies who muddle the genre.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Steve Berry will get larger and higher with each one new book.”—The Huffington Post
 
“Savvy readers . . . can't get it wrong with Cotton Malone.”Library Journal
 
“Berry increases this genre’s stakes.”The long island Times
 
“I love this guy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling writer Lee Child

From the Hardcover edition.

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City on Fire: A Novel of Pompeii

 

Previously published as Pompeii.

As Vesuvius churns, a slave girl-turned-gladiator joins forces with an not going resource to hunt justice.

In the coastal city of Pompeii, a brand new gladiator prepares to struggle. yet this gladiator hides a dangerous mystery: she’s a runaway Jewish slave lady named Ariella, disguised as a tender boy. A savvy fighter, Ariella determines to triumph within the area, figuring out her existence should be forfeit should still an individual discover the truth.

Cato, a filthy rich flesh presser, moved to Pompeii after tiring of the corruption in Rome. yet he quickly learns that Pompeii is simply as corrupt, and if he doesn’t play the sport, his relations might pay the cost. made up our minds to result in justice for the voters of Pompeii, Cato searches for allies. yet what he discovers as a substitute is a confounding staff of Christians . . . and a tender woman gladiator whose repute is growing to be daily.

Political unrest reaches a boiling element as Christians are jailed and finished, and the mountain within the distance threatens to damage the town with its river of fireplace. Cato and Ariella needs to act speedy and courageously to avoid wasting their household sooner than all is lost.

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Summer Will Show (New York Review Books Classics)

By Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sophia Willoughby, a tender Englishwoman from an aristocratic family members and someone of robust reviews or even more suitable will, has packed her dishonest husband off to Paris. He could have his tawdry mistress. She intends to commit herself to the intense company of elevating her young children in right Tory type.

Then tragedy moves: the youngsters die, and Sophia, in depression, unearths her technique to Paris, arriving simply in time for the revolution of 1848. sooner than lengthy she has shaped the unlikeliest of shut family with Minna, her husband’s someday mistress, whose dramatic recitations, in line with her hair-raising early life in czarist Russia, electrify audiences in drawing rooms and in the street alike. Minna, “magnanimous and unscrupulous, fickle, ardent, and interfering,” leads Sophia on a wild experience via bohemian and progressive Paris, in a narrative that reaches an unforgettable end amidst the bullets, bloodshed, and wish of the barricades.

Sylvia Townsend Warner was once the most unique and creative of twentieth-century English novelists. straight away an experience tale, a love tale, and a singular of rules, Summer Will Show is a superb reimagining of the chances of ancient fiction.

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The Expeditions

By Karl Iagnemma

From Karl Iagnemma, recipient of the Paris evaluation Plimpton Prize, comes a fierce and beautiful tale of an estranged father and son’s not likely trip even though the desolate tract of nineteenth-century America.

The yr is 1844. Sixteen-year-old runaway Elisha Stone is in Detroit, a hardscrabble frontier city at the fringe of the civilized international. A canny survivor with the instincts of a born naturalist, Elisha symptoms directly to an excursion into Michigan’s sizeable, uncharted higher Peninsula. The occasion is led through charismatic adventurers: Silas Brush, a ruthless land-grabbing ex-soldier, and George Tiffin, a quixotic professor eager to observe evidence of his unorthodox theories concerning the origins of man.

On the eve of the expedition’s departure, Elisha pens a heartfelt letter to his mom in Newell, Massachusetts. however it is Elisha’s estranged father, the Reverend William Edward Stone, who opens the envelope. Grief-stricken through the new loss of life of his spouse —a loss of life Elisha couldn't have identified about—Reverend Stone is jolted into motion: he needs to locate his son.

What follows is a strong narrative in regards to the complicated love among fathers and sons and an evocative portrait of an period of religion, ask yourself, and violence. whereas Elisha’s trip attracts him deeper into uncharted territory, Reverend Stone needs to navigate via a rustic in turmoil as he strikes towards an inevitable reunion with a son who has develop into a stranger. a primary novel of unusual knowledge, The Expeditions is the affirmation of a rare expertise.

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The Age of Reason: A Novel

By Jean-Paul Sartre

The 1st novel of Sartre's enormous Roads to Freedom sequence, The Age of cause is decided in 1938 and tells of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy who's keen about the belief of freedom. because the shadows of the second one international warfare draw nearer -- while his own existence is complex via his mistress's being pregnant -- his look for how to stay unfastened turns into progressively more excessive.

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Ordinary Wolves: A Novel

By Seth Kantner

In the culture of Jack London, Seth Kantner provides an Alaska a ways faraway from majestic clichés of unique travelogues and imagine postcards. Kantner’s bright and poetic prose we could readers event Cutuk Hawcly’s lifestyles at the Alaskan plains in the course of the character’s personal phrases — feeling the pliers pinch of chilly and hunkering in an igloo in blinding blizzards. continuously in Cutuk’s brain are his father Ab,; the mythical hunter Enuk Wolfglove, and the wolves — all residing out lives at the unforgiving tundra. Jeered and pummeled by way of local young children simply because he's white, Cutuk turns into a marginal player in village existence, stuck among cultures. After an coincidence for which he's liable, he faces a call which may seriously change his lifestyles. Like his younger hero, Seth Kantner grew up in a sod igloo within the Alaska, and his stories of donning mukluks prior to they have been trendy, consuming boiled caribou pelvis, and communing with the local tribes upload intensity and tool to this acclaimed narrative.

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Evil in the Darkness: Wrath & Righteousness: Episode Eight

“It relatively grips you….I misplaced loads of sleep studying it.” –Tim LaHaye, co-author of the LEFT at the back of series

ONE guy STANDS ALONE...

“The conflict was once in movement. an analogous conflict from in the past. The conflict for the souls of guys, for the soul in their nation, for his or her family. Eons of ready and getting ready. And now the ultimate days have been here.”

In the wake of a debilitating EMP assault on the USA, the rule of thumb of legislations has vanished. Amidst the chaos, the forces of Darkness use all ability essential to consolidate energy right into a new, unlawful govt shaped with out oversight or consent.

As this clandestine team of robust males prepares to introduce their handpicked chief to the area they research of a huge challenge: the previous Secretary of security, regarded as useless, can have one way or the other survived the assault. As subsequent within the line of succession for the presidency, his presence might threaten the group’s complete plan.

With time working out sooner than the general public demonstrate of the selected president, and the SecDef’s existence in grave chance, an all-or-nothing plan is hatched to infiltrate the unlawful govt and reveal them to the world.

Against the backdrop of torn-from-the-headlines heart japanese drama, the Wrath & Righteousness sequence is a fast paced mystery that explores man’s function within the everlasting conflict among solid and evil.

Chris Stewart, a world-record-setting Air strength pilot (fastest nonstop flight round the world), is the hot York instances bestselling writer of a number of books, together with The Miracle of Freedom.

Wrath & Righteousness is a 10 episode book sequence by way of manhattan occasions bestselling writer Chris Stewart. every one episode is nearly 50,000-60,000 phrases (roughly two-thirds the size of a regular full-length novel). This sequence was once tailored from the formerly released the good and negative sequence that was once published from 2003-2008.

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Happy are the Happy

The across the world acclaimed playwright and novelist Yasmina Reza levels a band of eighteen characters at conflict with their lives, with purely humor to maintain them        
                                  

Happy are the household and the enthusiasts and those that can do with out love. satisfied are the happy. —Jorge Luis Borges

Schnitzler’s La Ronde gives those twenty brief chapters their form whereas Borges’s poem offers them their content material. As we stream from tale to tale, overjoyed to reconnect with an outdated acquaintance from an previous scene, we can’t aid yet admit that we're greatly at domestic during this human comedy that knows all too good the passing innovations, wants, activities, fears, and errors that we've got and make every day, yet that we'd be incapable of rendering with such acuity and compassion.

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Wolves

By Simon Ings

The hot novel from Simon Ings is a narrative that balances at the knife blade of a brand new expertise. Augmented fact makes use of computing strength to overlay a electronic imagined fact over the true international. even if or not it's ads or imagined structures and imagined humans, with Augmented truth the area is not any longer because it seems to be to you, it truly is because it is imagined by means of another individual.

Two neighbors are operating on the innovative of this know-how and after they are provided backing to take the belief and make it into the subsequent international leisure they fully grasp that wolves hunt during this imagined global. And the wolves could be them.

A tale approximately know-how turns into a private quest right into a replaced international and the pursuit of a mystery from the prior. A mystery a couple of lacking mom, a mystery which could disguise a homicide. this can be no dry research of ways a know-how may possibly switch us, it's a terrifying mystery, an image of a dismal day after today that's simply round the nook. Ings takes the satire and mordant satirical view of J.G. Ballard and propels it into the twenty first century.

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