Download E-books The Shadow of the Crescent Moon: A Novel PDF

Long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, a lyrical novel set over the process one morning in a small city in Pakistan
 
Fatima Bhutto’s lovely debut novel chronicles the lives of 5 teens attempting to stay and love in a global on fireplace. Set in the course of the American invasion of Afghanistan, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small city in Pakistan’s Tribal components on the subject of the Afghan border.
 
3 brothers meet for breakfast. quickly after, the eldest, Aman Erum, lately again from the US, hails a taxi to the neighborhood mosque. Sikandar, a physician, drives to the health center the place he works, yet needs to first cease to gather his spouse, Mina, who has now not joined the kin that morning. not anyone is aware the place Mina is going nowadays. but if, later within the morning, the 2 are taken hostage by means of individuals of the Taliban, Mina will turn out to be better than somebody can have imagined.
 
The youngest of the 3 leaves for city on a bike. An idealist, Hayat holds robust to his deathbed promise to their father—to unfastened Mir Ali from oppressors. Seated in the back of him is a gorgeous, fragile woman whose existence and strategies are beaten by way of the struggle that has enveloped where of her birth.
 
3 hours later their day will lead to devastating circumstances.
 
during this superbly saw novel, everyone is driven to make poor offerings. and because the occasions of this unmarried morning spread, a family members and a rustic are without end changed.
 
“Brilliant . . . brilliant . . . a person interested by this distant frontier sector can adventure its contact and suppose, even its style, via Bhutto’s pix of its day-by-day life.” —The long island instances publication Review

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Download E-books The Long Song: A Novel PDF

By Andrea Levy

Finalist for the 2010 guy Booker Prize

The long island instances ebook evaluate Notable ebook of the Year

In her follow-up to Small Island, winner of the Whitbread ebook of the 12 months Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Andrea Levy once more reinvents the old novel. instructed within the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of pass over July, with a few editorial the help of her son, Thomas, The lengthy Song is instantaneously defiant, humorous, and stunning. the kid of a box slave at the Amity sugar plantation in Jamaica, July lives along with her mom until eventually Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a lately transplanted English widow, makes a decision to maneuver her into the nice condominium and rename her "Marguerite." jointly they pass though the bloody Baptist warfare and the violent and chaotic finish of slavery. a very robust tale, "The lengthy Song leaves its reader with a newly burnished appreciation for all times, love, and the pursuit of either" (The Boston Globe).

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Download E-books The Hamlet PDF

By William Faulkner

The Hamlet, the 1st novel of Faulkner's Snopes trilogy, is either an ironic tackle classical tragedy and a mordant statement at the grand pretensions of the antebellum South and the depths of its decay within the aftermath of battle and Reconstruction. It tells of the arrival and the increase of the Snopes relations in Frenchman's Bend, a small city equipped at the ruins of a once-stately plantation. Flem Snopes -- wily, lively, a guy of shady origins -- speedy involves dominate the city and its individuals with his crafty and guile.

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Download E-books The Book of Blam (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

The booklet of Blam, Aleksandar Tišma’s “extended kaddish . . . [his] masterpiece” (Kirkus Reviews), is a modern day retelling of the booklet of task. The warfare is over. Miroslav Blam walks alongside the previous Jew road, and he recollects. He recollects Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp service provider; and Jakob Mentele, a range more fit; and Arthur Spitzer, a grocer, who performed novice football and had non-Jewish acquaintances; and Sándor Vértes, a legal professional who was once a Communist. All useless. As are his more youthful sister and his ally, a Serb, either one of whom joined the resistance circulation; and his mom and dad within the notorious Novi unhappy raid in January 1942—when the Hungarian Arrow move performed 1,400 Jews and Serbs at the banks of the Danube and tossed them into the river.

Blam lives. The battle he survived isn't over for him.

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Download E-books Cnoc na Lobhar (Irish Edition) PDF

NOTE: Please observe that this publication is in no longer within the English language; it's an Irish-language paintings purely. In Cnoc na Lobhar, stories and imaginings floor during this delicate and funny portrayal of an outdated guy as he attracts jointly the advanced strands of his lifestyles. One reviewer defined the protagonist as 'difficult, bigoted, awkward, cantankerous ... He would seem to be the nightmare from which present-day language advocates are willing to wide awake. yet Ó Treasaigh’s portrait of a guy and of a imaginative and prescient in quandary is the entire extra compelling simply because there's no try to make his convictions extra palatable or his rage extra decorous.'

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Download E-books A Companion to Jane Austen Studies PDF

Jane Austen considerably formed the advance of the English novel, and her works stay learn commonly this day. although she is healthier recognized for her novels, Sense and Sensibility, delight and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion, she additionally wrote poems, letters, prayers and diverse items of juvenalia. those writings were attracting the eye of students; her significant works have already generated a wide physique of scholarly and demanding experiences. This reference is a consultant to her works and the reaction to them.

Austen's works are fraught with ambiguity. simply because she used to be adept at exhibiting various elements of a subject, her writings invite a number of interpretations. In gentle of the paradox of her texts, every one of her significant works is approached from a reader-response viewpoint, within which knowledgeable contributor illuminates the reader's courting to her writing. and since such a lot of readers have had such diverse responses to her novels, the quantity additionally comprises chapters summarizing the serious reaction to every of her significant works. moreover, the booklet comprises separate chapters on her poems, letters, and prayers.

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Download E-books A Replacement Life: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback)) PDF

By Boris Fishman

Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Winner of the yank Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal

Finalist for the nationwide Jewish publication Award

A singularly gifted author makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and infrequently hilarious tale of a failed journalist requested to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for outdated Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, “didn’t undergo within the distinct method” he must have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German executive has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. yet undergo he has—as a Jew within the battle; as a second-class citizen within the USSR; as an immigrant to the US. So? Isn’t his grandson a “writer”?

High-minded Slava desires to placed all this immigrant scraping at the back of him. simply the yank Dream isn't panning out for him—Century, the mythical journal the place he works as a researcher, desires not anything better from him. Slava desires to be an accurate, innocent American—but he desires to be a lionized author even more.

Slava’s flip because the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that no longer each truth is the reality, and never each lie a falsehood. It takes greater than law-abiding to turn into an American; it takes a similar self-reinvention during which his humans excel. Intoxicated and unmoored by way of his innovations, Slava hazards publicity. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that eventually provides him a feeling of domestic in the USA, yet no longer sooner than gathering a value from his family.

A substitute Life is a depressing, relocating, and wonderfully written novel approximately relations, honor, and justice.

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Download E-books The Blackstone Chronicles: The Serial Thriller Complete in One Volume PDF

By John Saul

Now, for the 1st time, the hot York occasions bestselling serial mystery is whole in a single terrifying quantity. John Saul, the grasp of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling lifestyles the small New England city of Blackstone--and the secrets and techniques and sins that lay buried there. . . .

From atop Blackstone's optimum hill, the outdated Asylum casts its shadow over the village. in-built the Nineties to accommodate the insane, the Asylum has stood vacant for many years. yet now, the wrecker's ball is set to strike--and unharness an ominous evil. unusual presents start to seem at the doorsteps of Blackstone's most interesting citizens.

Each bears a mysterious history.

Each brings a frightening strength to harm.

Each unearths one other thread within the suspensefully woven net of . . .

THE BLACKSTONE CHRONICLES

Part I--An Eye for an eye fixed: The Doll
Part II--Twist of destiny: The Locket
Part III--Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's Flame
Part IV--In the Shadow of Evil: The Handkerchief
Part V--Day of Reckoning: The Stereoscope
Part VI--Asylum

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Download E-books Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) PDF

An intimate and full of life choice of interviews with an immense of 20th century literature—the merely selection of interviews with Marquez available
 
Hailed by means of the New York Times as a "conjurer of literary magic," Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is understood to thousands of readers world wide because the writer of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Beloved through readers of approximately every age, he's without doubt the most well-liked literary novelist in translation—and he continues to be so this present day, a decade after the book of his ultimate novel.

as well as the first-ever English translation of Marquez’s final interview, this unheard of quantity comprises his first interview, carried out whereas he was once within the throes of writing One Hundred Years of Solitude, which finds the younger author years sooner than the intense onslaught of good fortune that might make him a family identify world wide. additionally featured is a sequence of strangely wide-ranging conversations with Marquez's pal Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza—surely the single interview with Marquez that incorporates the writer's insights into either the that means of real love and the validity of superstitions. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The final Interview also comprises interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Streitfeld.

A wide-ranging and revealing book, Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The final Interview is a necessary ebook for lifelong fanatics of Marquez—and readers who're simply getting encountering the master's paintings for the 1st time.

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Download E-books By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain PDF

By Joe Hill

Little Gail London and her good friend Joel Quarrel are out on a chilly and lonely morning on the finish of summer time, after they make the locate of the century: a useless plesiosaur, the dimensions of a two-ton truck, washed up at the sand. With the fog swirling approximately them, they make their plans, struggle to shield their discovery, and face for the 1st time the enormity of mortality itself... all ignorant of what else could be in the market within the silver water of Lake Champlain.

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