Catriona

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Catriona (also often called David Balfour) is an 1893 novel written by means of Robert Louis Stevenson as a sequel to his prior novel abducted (1886). It tells the extra tale of the imperative personality, David Balfour.

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Bodily Harm

By Margaret Atwood

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the tale of Rennie Wilford, a tender journalist whose lifestyles has started to shatter round the edges.  Rennie flies to the Caribbean to get better, and at the tiny island of St.  Antoine she is faced by way of an international the place her principles for survival not apply.  By turns comedian, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is eventually an exploration of the lust for strength, either sexual and political, and the necessity for compassion that is going past what we normally suggest through love.

Margaret Atwood is the writer of over twenty-five books, together with fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her latest works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and straightforward Murders.  She lives in Toronto.

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The Complete Works of Mark Twain: The Novels, short stories, essays and satires, travel writing, non-fiction, the complete letters, the complete speeches, and the autobiography of Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

This conscientiously crafted publication: “The whole Works of Mark Twain” is formatted on your eReader with a useful and distinctive desk of contents.

This is the full Works of America’s favorite storyteller Mark Twain. The booklet includes over 60 novels and shorter texts (short tales, essays, letters, speeches).

Twain started his profession writing gentle, funny verse, yet developed right into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he mixed wealthy humor, reliable narrative and social feedback. Twain was once a grasp at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a particular American literature outfitted on American topics and language.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), greater recognized by way of his pen identify Mark Twain, used to be an American writer and slapstick comedian. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter known as "the nice American Novel."

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Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

By Ariel Dorfman

During this outstanding memoir, Dorfman describes a rare lifestyles, torn among the USA, South the United States, and his Jewish history, among English and Spanish, among revolution and repression. Interwoven with the tale of ways Dorfman switched languages and countries--not as soon as, yet 3 times--is a day by day account of his a number of escapes from dying in the course of Pinochet's army takeover of Chile in 1973. Combining 8 vignettes of his existence ahead of 1973 with 8 scenes from the coup, Dorfman filters those occasions via an interesting, hybrid consciousness.A superbly written and deeply relocating auto-biography through one of many "greatest dwelling Latin American writers" (Newsweek), Heading South, taking a look North is without delay a vibrant account of a lifestyles as advanced and mysterious because the fictional characters Dorfman has created, and a captivating look for an enduring domestic, a political reason, and a cultural identification.

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Paradise Park

By Allegra Goodman

Allegra Goodman has overjoyed readers along with her seriously acclaimed collections Total Immersion and The kinfolk Markowitz, and her celebrated first novel, Kaaterskill Falls, which used to be a countrywide bestseller and a National publication Award finalist.

Abandoned by means of her folk-dancing accomplice, Gary, in a Honolulu resort room, Sharon realizes she may go back to Boston—and her estranged family—or take heed to that little voice inside of herself. The voice that asks: “How come Gary obtained to pursue his explanations, whereas all I acquired to pursue used to be him?” hence, with an open center, a soul on fireplace, and her meager possessions (a guitar, Indian gauze skirts, a macramé bikini, and her grandfather’s silver watch) Sharon starts her personal religious quest. Ever the optimist, she is certain at every one level that she has struck it wealthy “spiritually speaking”—until she comes up empty. Then, in a karmic convergence of occasions, Sharon begins at the course domestic to Judaism. nonetheless, while she embraces her culture, Sharon’s irrepressible self tugs at her sleeve. in particular whilst she meets Mikhail, falls really in love finally, and discovers what even she couldn't imagine—her future.

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Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

By Samuel Beckett

Few works of latest literature are so universally acclaimed as relevant to our knowing of the human adventure as Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s recognized trilogy. Molloy, the 1st of those masterpieces, seemed in French in 1951. It was once seven months later by way of Malone Dies and years later by way of The Unnamable. All 3 were rendered into English through the author.

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The Wonder of All Things

By Jason Mott

On the heels of his severely acclaimed and ny instances bestselling debut novel, The back, Jason Mott gives you a spellbinding tale of affection and sacrifice 

On a standard day, at an air express like that during any small city around the state, a aircraft crashes right into a crowd of spectators. After the dirt clears, a thirteen-year-old woman named Ava is located huddled underneath a pocket of rubble together with her ally, Wash. he's injured and bleeding, and whilst Ava locations her fingers over him, his wounds disappear. 

Ava has an strange present: she will heal others in their actual diseases. until eventually the air express tragedy, her present was once a mystery. Now the total international understands, and unexpectedly humans from all around the globe start flocking to her small city, searching for therapeutic and wanting to capture a glimpse of The Miracle baby. yet Ava's distinctive skill comes at a very good fee, and as she grows weaker with every one therapeutic, she quickly reveals herself having to make your mind up simply how a lot she's prepared to renounce that allows you to shop those she loves most. 

Elegantly written, deeply intimate and emotionally astute, The ask yourself of All Things is an unforgettable tale and a poignant reminder of life's awesome gifts.

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Ignorance: A Novel

In each warfare there are tales that don't floor. you could try and disregard, yet occasionally the earlier can go back: within the odor of a bar of cleaning soap, in whispers darting via a village after mass, within the colour of an undelivered letter.

Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry develop up part through part within the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, yet their worlds couldn't be extra diversified. Marie-Angèle is the grocer's daughter, inflated with principles of her personal piety and rightful position in society. Jeanne's mom washes outfits for a residing. She was once a Jew till this grew to become too risky. Jeanne doesn't consider carefully approximately stealing meals whilst she is hungry, nor approximately greedy the narrow percentages existence throws at her. Marie-Angèle doesn't clutch; she aspires to a lifetime of convenience and impact. whilst conflict falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the 2 ladies threaten to weigh down those who bind them jointly. during this dizzying new order, the reality may be buried lower than a pyramid of recriminations.

Michèle Roberts's new novel is a enthralling exploration of guilt, religion, hope, and judgment, bringing to lifestyles a humans at warfare in a manner that's instantaneously lyrical and shocking.

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Cogan's Trade (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

By George V. Higgins

A hard-hitting, tour-de strength story of the mob and the fellow who makes certain their principles are the one ideas, by means of the yank grasp of crime George V. Higgins.
 
Jackie Cogan is an enforcer for the recent England mob. whilst a high-stakes card online game is heisted via unknown hoodlums, Cogan is named in to “handle” the matter. relocating expertly and ruthlessly between a number of felony hacks, hangers-on, and bigger-time crooks—a vintage forged of misfits lively via Higgins’s hilarious, cracklingly real dialogue—Cogan will get to the basis of the matter and, with 5 consecutive photographs from a Smith & Wesson thirty-eight Police distinctive, restores order to his nook of the Boston underworld.
 
Combining his amazing wit and a novel skill to teach felony existence because it is lived, George V. Higgins builds an immense tale of crime to an unforgettable climax.

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Shyness and Dignity

By Dag Solstad

A senior-school instructor in his fifties starts his day as traditional, although, this morning is to be the beginning of no traditional day. He reaches a choice that forces an overview of his selection of existence, of his marriage and finally of his values and price in glossy society. it's a common tale of a guy misplaced in an international that not acknowledges both him or his expertise.

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