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PROVOKED

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Pdf:PROVOKED.ATER YEARS OF NEGLECT AND ABUSE AS A CHILD AND BEING TORMENTED AND HAUNTED BY HER PAST FOR YEARS ROYALTY USUALLY IS THE MASTER OF DISGUISE AT HIDING HER SKELETONS WITH THE PERCEPTION THAT SHE HAS IT ALL TOGETHER. ROYALTY LIVING HER BEST YOUNG LIFE ALONG WITH HER TRANSGENDER BEST FRIEND BIANCA UNTIL THE LOVE OF ROYALTY LIFE AMIR DOES THE UNFORGIVABLE THING THAT TRIGGERS ROYALTY TO SNAP!! ROYALTY IS PROVOKED TO DO THE UNTHINKABLE . HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU CAME CLOSE TO BEING PROVOKED AND DOING SOMETHING THAT THERE'S NO TURNING BACK FROM YOUR CONSEQUENCES ? PROVOKED THE BOOK GIVES GREAT DETAIL OF A LOVE STORY GONE TERRIBLY WRONG BECAUSE SOMEONE KEEP LETTING THINGS BUILD UP THAT PROVOKED THEM. DO NOT LET THIS BE THE CASE THAT ENDS UP HAPPENING TO YOU!!

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

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Pdf:The Priory of the Orange Tree.A world divided. A queendom without an heir.  An ancient enemy awakens. The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction - but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree

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Pdf:The Priory of the Orange Tree.Review “Mesmerizing.” ―Washington Post“A timelessly relevant classic. Brilliant, diverse, feminist, subversive, thought-provoking, and masterfully told, The Priory of the Orange Tree is an absolute must-read.” ―Karen Marie Moning, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Highlander and Fever series“An astonishing achievement.” ―Marie Brennan, award-winning author of The Memoirs of Lady Trent series“A brilliant, daring, and devastating jewel . . . An incredible world full of depth and danger, with characters I would follow to the ends of the earth. I'm in awe of [Shannon's] talent.” ―Victoria Aveyard, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Red Queen series“An epic fantasy destined to be a classic.” ―Kami Garcia, #1 NYT bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable“This magnificent epic of queens, dragonriders, and badass secret wyrm-slaying priestesses is a tour de force, and my new absolute favorite epic fantasy.” ―Laini Taylor, NYT bestselling author of the Strange the Dreamer and Daughter of Smoke and Bone series“The Platonic Ideal of a fantasy novel . . . This story of good and evil, struggle and triumph, love and loss and return is beautifully written: complex but clear, and utterly immersive. I loved this book.” ―Nicola Griffith, award-winning author of Hild“Spellbinding . . . extraordinary . . . A well-drawn feminist fantasy with broad appeal for fans of the epic and readers of Zen Cho, Naomi Novik, and V. E. Schwab. Highly recommended.” ―Booklist, starred review“A celebration of fantasy that melds modern ideology with classic tropes. More of these dragons, please.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Shannon satisfyingly fills this massive standalone epic fantasy with court intrigue, travel through dangerous lands, fantastical religions, blood, love, and rhetoric.” ―Publishers Weekly“The Priory of the Orange Tree isn't our grandfathers' epic fantasy novel. It is a clever combination of Elizabethan England, the legend of St. George and Eastern dragon lore, with a dash of Tolkien. Shannon's feminist saga has enough detailed world-building, breath-taking action and sweeping romance to remind epic fantasy readers of why they love the genre in the first place. Modern sensibilities integrate seamlessly with genre tropes . . . Readers will beg for a sequel.” ―Shelf Awareness Read more About the Author Samantha Shannon studied English Language and Literature at St. Anne's College, Oxford. The Bone Season, the first in a seven-book series, was a New York Times bestseller and the inaugural Today Book Club selection. Film and TV rights were acquired by the Imaginarium Studios. The Mime Order followed in 2015 and The Song Rising in 2017. Her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in London. @say_shannon www.theboneseason.com Read more

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Ghost Wall: A Novel

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Pdf:Ghost Wall: A Novel.A Southern Living Best New Book of Winter 2019; A Refinery29 Best Book of January 2019; A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 at The Week, Huffington Post, Nylon, and Lit Hub; An Indie Next Pick for January 2019“Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic.” —Emma Donoghue, author of Room"A worthy match for 3 a.m. disquiet, a book that evoked existential dread, but contained it, beautifully, like a shipwreck in a bottle.” —Margaret Talbot, The New YorkerA taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behaviorThe light blinds you; there’s a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside.In the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age.For two weeks, the length of her father’s vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie’s father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs—particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind. The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of their own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice? A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss’s Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the “primitive minds” of our ancestors.

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Imagine Me Gone

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Pdf:Imagine Me Gone.Review Praise for Imagine Me Gone:'Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization and a limber, unpretentious style. Perhaps his rarest gift is the apprehension of the invisible connections that tie people together...The chapters seamlessly negotiate the passage of time...[Oldest son] Michael comes to dominate the narrative, and Haslett perfectly captures the qualities that make him both seductive and infuriating. He is a motormouth with a fitful imagination and a wicked sense of humor; his nervous energy and 'ceaseless brain' are the battery power on which the whole family runs...Haslett is alert to the reality of others, and the insinuating power of this novel comes from its framing of mental illness as a family affair. Michael's siblings are both wholly convincing characters, shaped by the abiding question of how much, or how little, they are meant to act as their brother's keepers...Most affecting of all is Margaret, who is treated with impatience by her children but possesses a capacious understanding...'What do you fear when you fear everything?' Michael wonders. 'Time passing and not passing. Death and life....This being the condition itself: the relentless need to escape a moment that never ends.' That condition, Haslett's superb novel shows, is an irreducible part of the fabric of Michael's family, as true and defining as the love that binds them.'―Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal'Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone, Haslett has reached another level, affording readers a full and luminous depiction of a mind under siege . . . By putting the readers in the same position as [oldest son] Michael's family members, Haslett has pulled off something of a brilliant trick: We feel precisely what they feel-the frustration, the protectiveness, the hope and fear and, yes, the obligation. If Michael is on the page, if his thoughts or actions are laid bare, there's a grueling sense of dread. If he's out of sight, if his thinking and whereabouts are unknown, the dread becomes all but unbearable . . . This is a book refreshingly replete with surprise. It sneaks up on you with dark and winning humor, poignant tenderness, and sentences so astute that they lift the spirit even when they're awfully, awfully sad . . . But make no mistake, the novel's most rewarding surprise is its heart. Again and again, the characters subtly assert that despite the expense of empathy and the predictable disappointment of love, our tendency to care for one another is warranted . . . Even when it's difficult or terrifying or impossible, especially when it's impossible, the impulse to calm those we hold dear is an absolute privilege.'―Bret Anthony Johnston, New York Times Book Review'Imagine Me Gone brilliantly captures the excruciating burden of love and the role it plays in both our survival and our destruction. Haslett suspends a sense of dread over you like an anvil from page one, cutting the rope that holds it in the brutal last act. You'd be a fool to look away.' ―Julia Black, Esquire'A richly drawn, Franzenesque canvas . . . Haslett's prose shimmers as he peers unflinchingly at the risks and rewards of fighting for love.'―O, The Oprah Magazine'A devastating family drama . . . Haslett's considerable skills as a writer turn domestic conflicts into something more profound . . . In one beautifully rendered scene after another, Haslett shows the family dealing with John's illness and Michael's descent while also managing their own conflicts . . . Imagine Me Gone is a handsome work . . . the sort of writing that is guaranteed to turn heads.'―Michael Magras, Miami Herald'Searing . . . Devastating and gorgeously written . . . Pure genius . . . Haslett hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing just how anguishing and time-consuming psychiatric disorders can be, not only for the afflicted but also for the flailing loved ones trying their damnedest-and failing-to find a suitable fix . . . Haslett writes with his eyes wide open about the pitfalls of piled-on medication, the panicked late-night phone calls, the cycles of fear, frustration, and guarded hope. And herein lies the kicker: Because these chapters are told from the alternating perspective of each of the five family members, we believe every word in them and bear witness to just how complex and multi-angled the issue of mental illness can be . . . By signing on with Haslett and his characters we are given the chance to look beyond our minutiae and daily distractions in order to notice the passage of time as experienced by others. We are reminded of what it is like to be truly, if fleetingly, alive.'―Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle'Powerful . . . Imagine Me Gone is a study of destructive family dynamics akin to Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children or Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast. Family here is a trap as filled with love and concern as it is with exasperation and dread. Moving with penetrating wit between the points of view of a father, mother, daughter, and two sons, the novel traces how the vein of mental illness running through this family affects every member . . . Haslett, as he turns the narrative over to first one and then the other, is uncanny in nailing how their differences in personality and temperament guide their respective actions . . . His sharp take on how minor family foibles become conflated with major family dysfunction introduces some unexpected comedy into the proceedings . . . Haslett expertly evokes family behavioral patterns that simply repeat themselves, taxing everyone's patience, before precipitating into panic-inducing crises . . . With its fugue of voices, each contributing a vital slant to the action, Imagine Me Gone offers rigorous formal pleasures. Yet while flirting with narrative artifice, Haslett stays keenly aware that in this family there is no explanation 'sufficient to account for the events . . . Lives weren't works of art.' In acknowledging that, Imagine Me Gone respects the mystery of how things happen the way they happen, while brilliantly conjuring the tide-like pull with which dreaded possibilities become harsh inevitability.'―Michael Upchurch, Boston Globe'Drawing vivid scenes and compelling characters from a tragic realism, Haslett intimately connects the reader to his characters' inner lives . . . A rare, complex story [with] exceptional storytelling and poignant insights [and] uplifting moments of humor, kindness, and love.'―Don Oldenburg, USA Today'An extraordinary blend of precision, beauty, and tenderness . . . Haslett's prose rises to the challenge, lushly capturing the dense fog of depression that blankets John [the father] and occasionally lifts just enough to reveal the 'beast' moving in on him. But Haslett really shows his chops channeling [oldest son] Michael's amped-up voice . . . I got caught up in the beauty of Haslett's sentences and the lives of these oh-so-human people bound by shared duress and cycles of hope. Haslett's signature achievement in Imagine Me Gone is to temper the harrowing with the humorous while keeping a steady bead on the pathos. You want sympathetic characters? You want a narrative that showcases love as a many-splendored thing capacious enough to encompass stalwart, long-suffering spouses, loyal siblings, suffocatingly obsessive crushes, and casual, noncommittal relationships (both gay and straight) that morph as if by magic into soul-sustenance? You want writing that thrums with anguish and compassion? It's all here.'―Heller McAlpin, NPR'Smart and polyphonic...Haslett is that rare writer whose art can console without ceasing to be art.'―Boris Kachka, New York Read more About the Author Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Long Black Veil: A Novel

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Pdf:Long Black Veil: A Novel.Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2017For fans of Donna Tartt and Megan Abbott, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not ThereOn a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it’s not long before they realize they are locked in—and not alone. When the friends get lost and separated, the terrifying night ends in tragedy, and the unexpected, far-reaching consequences reverberate through the survivors’ lives. As they go their separate ways, trying to move on, it becomes clear that their dark night in the prison has changed them all. Decades later, new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey— with murder. Only Casey’s old friend Judith Carrigan can testify to his innocence. But Judith is protecting long-held secrets of her own – secrets that, if brought to light, could destroy her career as a travel writer and tear her away from her fireman husband and teenage son. If she chooses to help Casey, she risks losing the life she has fought to build and the woman she has struggled to become. In any life that contains a “before” and an “after,” how is it possible to live one life, not two?Weaving deftly between 1980 and the present day, and told in an unforgettable voice, Long Black Veil is an intensely atmospheric thriller that explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love. Readers will hail this as Boylan’s triumphant return to fiction.

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

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Pdf:On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel.Review “A bruised, breathtaking love letter never meant to be sent. A powerful testimony to magic and loss. A marvel.” —Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf   “On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous will be described — rightly—as luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary. But the word I keep circling back to is raw: that's how powerful the emotions here are, and how you'll feel after reading it – scoured down to bone. With a poet's precision, Ocean Vuong examines whether putting words to one's experience can bridge wounds that span generations, and whether it's ever possible to be truly heard by those we love most.” —Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere   “This book—gorgeous is right there in the title—finds incredible, aching beauty in the deep observation of love in many forms. Ocean Vuong's debut novel contains all the power of his poetry, and I finished the book knowing that we are seeing only the very beginning of his truly magnificent talent.” —Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers   “Ocean Vuong runs up against the limits of language—this book is addressed to a mother who cannot read it—and expands our sense of what literature can make visible, thinkable, felt across borders and generations and genres. This is a courageous, embodied inquiry into the tangle of colonial and personal histories. It is also a gorgeous argument for astonishment over irony—for the transformative possibilities of love.” —Ben Lerner, author of Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04   “One is not often given the chance to apply words like “brilliant” and “remarkable” to any novels, certainly not first novels.  Thank you, Ocean Vuong, for this brilliant and remarkable first novel.” —Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours Read more About the Author Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His writings have also been featured in The Atlantic, Harper's, The Nation, New Republic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is his first novel. Read more

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Pdf:Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.Review 'A striking, quirky, delicate, and intricate work . . . Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel. . . . Winterson's great gift is evident.' —The Washington Post Book World'A daring, unconventional comic novel . . . by employing quirky anecdotes, which are told with romping humor, and by splicing various parables into the narrative, Winterson allows herself the dangerous luxury of writing a novel that refuses to rely on rousing plot devices. . . . A fascinating debut . . . A penetrating novel.' —Chicago Tribune'If Flannery O'Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical first novel. . . . Winterson's voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you've never heard before.' —Ms.'The overwhelming impression of her work is one of remarkable self-confidence, and she evidently thrives on risk…. As good as Poe: it dares you to laugh and stares you down.' —The New York Review of Books'An explosively imaginative writer.' —The London Free Press'She is a master of her material, a writer [of] great talent.' —Muriel Spark'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language.' —Evening Standard'The most interesting writer I have read in twenty years.' —Gore Vidal Read more

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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

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Pdf:Call Me by Your Name: A Novel.Review 'The book is incredible. My wife [Elizabeth Chambers] calls it the sexiest book she’s ever read. It humanises love in a really powerful, beautiful way.”―Armie Hammer, Time Out (London)“I loved the movie…and the book completely blew me away!”―Marc Jacobs on Instagram “I finally read André Aciman’s deeply moving novel Call Me by Your Name, racing to do so before I saw Luca Guadagnino’s (sublime) movie adaptation with its sensitive screenplay by James Ivory―and I adored it.”―Hamish Bowles, Vogue.com (Best Books We Read All Year) “Superb...The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone.”―Charles Kaiser, The Washington Post Book World“An extraordinary examination of longing and the complicated ways in which we negotiate the experience of attraction....It's startling that a novel so bracingly unsentimental―alert to the ways we manipulate, second-guess, forestall, and finally reach stumblingly toward one another―concludes with such emotional depths.”―Mark Doty, O, The Oprah Magazine“This novel is hot...a love letter, an invocation, and something of an epitaph....An exceptionally beautiful book.”―Stacey D'Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review“If you are prepared to take a hard punch in your gut, and like brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane, and beautiful prose, then you've come to the right place.”―Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love“A great love story...every phrase, every ache, every giddy rush of sensation in this beautiful novel rings true.”―Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times“The novel is richly, sensuously detailed...luminous....Aciman deftly charts a burgeoning relationship that both parties want and fear.”―Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe Read more About the Author André Aciman is the author of Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan. Read more

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The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel

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Pdf:The Heart's Invisible Furies: A Novel.Amazon.com Review Sweeping, magnetic—John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a novel so grounded in a single character, but it dexterously expands into a fully realized portrait of humanity in all of its messy glory. The author of the bestselling (not to mention heartbreaking) novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, has crafted a story that has all the feels – it’s genuinely funny, romantically tragic, with moments of sickening violence and then just as quickly redemptive resilience. Set in Post-War Ireland, when intolerance cloaked in Catholicism is at its height, we follow the lifespan of the adopted boy Cyril Avery. On the first page, Cyril introduces us to his birth mother and the circumstances in which he was born, and for the rest of the book, the reader is in Boyne’s capable hands: waiting, wondering, clamoring to know when he will meet his birth mother and how it will be uncovered that they are related. Told in seven year increments, taking the reader from Dublin to Amsterdam to New York and back, we bear witness to Cyril’s life alongside the cultural and societal evolution of Ireland. Weaving in and out of chance encounters with his birth mother, love affairs, decades-long friendships and bitter wounds from the past, Boyne has paced this novel perfectly, providing the reader one of the greatest gifts that fiction can deliver: hope. --Al Woodworth Read more Review Praise for The Heart's Invisible Furies:Finalist for the 2018 LAMBDA Literary AwardsFinalist for the 2018 Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction“By turns whimsical and heartbreaking, Boyne’s sprawling novel treads Dickensian territory across seven decades of Irish history, ending with a redemption for both a country and a native son.” – People'Bleak, bittersweet, and Irish to the bone... explore[s] the relationship between Catholicism and patriarchy in midcentury Ireland and beyond.'– O, The Oprah Magazine“A picaresque, lolloping odyssey for the individual characters and for the nation that confines them…The book blazes with anger as it commemorates lives wrecked by social contempt and self‑loathing…. a substantial achievement.” – The Guardian'With intricate narrative precision, The Heart’s Invisible Furies cuts to the heart of what family is, how it is chosen, and how it endures. And it is charming and funny, even as it dives down from the precipice of endearing humor into the very specific ironies and cruelties of real life…. characters are cinematically rendered, with a deft, decadent wit that will make you laugh aloud at least once. Searing heartbreak; loneliness; a quest for internal and external redemption, solace, and contentment are all there in The Heart’s Invisible Furies.'– The Millions“This is nothing less than the story of Ireland over the past 70 years, expressed in the life of one man…highly entertaining and often very funny…Big and clever.” – The Times Sunday Review“An epic full of verve, humour and heart… sure to be read by the bucketload… deeply cinematic [and] extremely funny.” – The Irish Times'Boyne writes scenes that will make a reader laugh and cry—without saccharine sentiment or flippancy. Infused with heart and humor, as well as a keen sense of man’s capacity for cruelty, The Heart’s Invisible Furies pulsates with life’s complexity and progress’ slow march.” – Paste 'A big, sweeping novel...Cyril’s intelligent, witty voice takes us all the way through to the end of his life. The Heart’s Invisible Furies is a brilliant, moving history of an Irishman, and of modern Ireland itself.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune“The most inviting and completely spellbinding book this author has ever written...an outstandingly memorable achievement.” – Christian Science Monitor“This in-depth look at the life of one adopted man in post-war Ireland will make you laugh, weep, and live-tweet at two in the morning.” – Brit + Co“More than a coming-of-age story, The Heart’s Invisible Furies is one man’s journey from persecution to toleration….The novel… delights.'– BookPage“Enchanting... Boyne explores Cyril’s life in luscious detail… With evocative descriptions of each city and fateful plot turns that twist the narrative in surprising ways, Boyne adroitly captures Cyril’s shifting identity as he grapples with nationality, class, and sexuality. The book becomes both an examination of Cyril’s life and a catalogue of Western society’s evolution from post-war to present day, with all its failings, triumphs, complexities, and certainties… The life of Cyril Avery is one to be relished.” – Publishers Weekly“Boyne, who has a wonderful gift for characterization, does a splendid job of weaving these various lives together in ways that are richly dramatic, sometimes surprising, and always compelling… Often quite funny, the story nevertheless has its sadness, sometimes approaching tragedy. Utterly captivating and not to be missed.” – Booklist (starred review)“With quick strokes and bitter humor, Boyne’s opening scene encapsulates the Irish church’s hypocrisy… Boyne continues his crusading ways with the quiet keening of this painful, affecting novel” – Kirkus (starred review)“Cyril’s life story is extraordinary, tragic, and triumphant… Boyne dedicates his wise, beautiful 15th novel to John Irving. This tribute fits a story calling to mind the humane sagas of T.S. Garp, Owen Meaney, and the humble tale of Piggy Sneed. Readers will fall in love with Boyne’s characters, especially Mrs. Goggin and Cyril’s adoptive mother, Maude Avery, in this heartbreaking and hilarious story.” – Library Journal  “By turns savvy, witty, and achingly sad…This is a novelist at the top of his game.” – Mail on Sunday   “An epic novel…. The Heart’s Invisible Furies proves that John is not just one of Ireland’s best living novelists but also one of the best novelists of Ireland.” – Express    “Boyne creates lightness out of doom, humour out of desperately sad situations… a terrific read.” – Press Association  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Ghost Wall: A Novel

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Pdf:Ghost Wall: A Novel.Review An Indie Next Pick for January 2019New York Magazine Approval Matrix, 'Highbrow Brilliant'A Southern Living Best New Book of Winter 2019A Refinery29 Best Book of January 2019A Nylon Best Book to Read in 2019A Huffington Post Most Anticipated Book of 2019A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Read of 2019A Guardian Best Book of 2018A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2018A New Statesman Best Book of 2018A Spectator Book of the YearA Financial Times Best Book of 2018A Times (UK) Best Book of 2018A Metro Best Fiction Book of 2018“I stayed up half the night gulping down Sarah Moss’s slim, unnervingly tense novel. Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic.” ―Emma Donoghue, author of Room“A compact, riveting book.”―Alyson Hagy, The New York Times Book Review'[Ghost Wall] compresses large and urgent themes―the dangers of nostalgic nationalism, the abuse of women and children, what is lost and gained when humans stop living in thrall to the natural world―into a short, sharp tale of suspense. The way Moss conjures up the dark magic and vestigial landscapes of ancient Britain reminded me a little of the horror movie The Wicker Man . . . The novel’s feminism, though, felt utterly contemporary . . . I read Ghost Wall in one gulp in the middle of the night.'―Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker“A master class in compressing an unbearable sense of dread into a book that can be read in a single horrified (and admiring) hour . . . Ghost Wall is perhaps the finest novel so far to come out of the British literary response to these uneasy times.” ―Sarah Perry, The Wall Street Journal'Sarah Moss possesses the rare light touch when it comes to melding the uncanny with social commentary . . . Ghost Wall is such a weird and distinctive story: It could be labeled a supernatural tale, a coming-of-age chronicle, even a timely meditation on the various meanings of walls themselves. All this, packed into a beautifully written story of 130 pages. No wonder I read it twice within one week.'―Maureen Corrigan, NPR'Moss’ myth-like Ghost Wall isn’t merely a timely topical novel, but rather a timeless work of art.'―Randy Rosenthal, The Minneapolis Star Tribune“Tense, poetic, and compelling.” ―Mike Doherty, The Toronto Star“The fear produced by this fine-honed, piercing novel springs not from the superstitious customs of prehistory but from the more intimate horrors of human nature.” ―Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal'A fascinating, horrifying look into the way in which . . . fixation on the past threatens our present and our future . . . Moss skillfully builds an atmosphere of menace and peril, making it so that I both dreaded and couldn’t wait to turn every page, simultaneously afraid and compelled by what strange, inevitable violence lay ahead . . . Spend an afternoon reading this marvel of a book, and then spend the next few weeks thinking about nothing else.'―Kristin Iversen, Nylon“The story is exquisitely written; the characters are perfectly drawn and pop off the page . . . A triumph.”―Leah Schnelback, Tor.com'Remarkable, inventive . . . Sarah Moss unpacks the toxic patriarchy all without leaving the confines of a teenage girl's two-week trip to the remote northern edges of England.' ―Elena Nicolaou, Refinery29“I love this book. Ghost Wall requires you to put your life on hold while you finish it. It draws you into its unusual world and, with quiet power and menace, keeps you there until the very last page. Silvie's story isn't one you will ever forget.” ―Maggie O’Farrell, author of I Am, I Am, I Am and The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox“This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skillfully that as soon as I’d finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again.” ―Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist“A perfectly calibrated consciousness that is energetic and lonely and prone to sharp and memorable observations . . . This is a haunting, astonishing novel.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review“Thought provoking on multiple levels, with insights into primitive and modern societies, and coming of age in the face of family violence.” ―Library Journal, starred review'With stark and haunting prose that perfectly captures the harshness of the conditions the group is re-creating, Ghost Wall explores what the past can teach us about the present and what the present can teach us about the past--especially when the two are not as far removed as we may like to believe.'―Kerry McHugh, Shelf Awareness“A novel as tightly woven as the baskets its heroine plaits, Ghost Wall is a startling and bloody blade of a book. A teenage girl, her parents, and a group of students agree to reenact life in Iron Age England over the course of a holiday, and slide into sacrifice. Elements of The Secret History combine with The Witch, plus bog bodies, patriarchal and class violence―it’s a slender, scathing fable for today, made of the ingredients of the past thousand years.” ―Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Mere Wife“Ghost Wall grabs you by the guts and never lets go. Dazzling.' ―Elizabeth Day, author of The Party“A thorny, thoroughly original novel about human beings' capacity for violence.” ―Kirkus“Tackling issues such as misogyny and class divides, Moss packs a lot into her brief but powerful narrative.” ―Booklist“A short, sharp shock of a book that closes around you like a vice as you read it . . . From the terse, dismaying little prologue, in which an iron age girl is marched out and murdered before an audience of neighbours and family, to the hair-raising, heart-stopping denouement, it hurtles along and carries you with it, before dumping you, breathless, at the end . . . Ghost Wall is a burnished gem of a book, brief and brilliant, and with it Moss’s star is firmly in the ascendant.” ―Sarah Crown, The Guardian“The curious allure of re-enactment is cleverly explored in Moss’s short, potent novel . . . A Brexity tale to send shivers down your spine.” ―Rebecca Rose, The Financial Times'Ghost Wall . . . is further proof that [Moss is] one of our very best contemporary novelists. How she hasn’t been nominated for the Man Booker Prize continues to mystify me – and this year is no exception . . . a gripping narrative . . . It’s an intoxicating concoction; inventive, intelligent, and like no other author’s work.'―Lucy Scholes, The Independent, Five-Star Review'Ghost Wall, a slim but meaty book, is like nothing I have read before; its creepy atmosphere has stayed with me all summer . . . Moss combines exquisite nature writing, original characters and a cracking thriller plot to make a wonderful literary curiosity. It deserves to pull her out of the bog of underappreciation and on to the prize podiums.'―Alex O'Connell, The Times (UK)'Stunningly good, a tightly written, powerful book about archaeology and Englishness.' ―Alex Preston, The Observer'Moss truthfully conveys the way teenage girls make friends . . . In just 149 pages Moss does a remarkable job at building an engaging, textured world and Silvie is a likeable heroine. You root for her ― and she might just surprise you.'―Susannah Butter, Evening Standard “[Sarah Moss is] this divided country’s most urgent novelist. Her themes: the cycles of history, male absurdity, the forms female subversion may take, in irony, sickness and sacrifice. It helps that she’s absurdly topical, and that she’s funny.” ―Daniel Swift, The Spectator'Reading Ghost Wall in the context of contemporary Britain only serves to highlight the folly of wishing for the good old days . . . The book can be read as a Brexit fable, where seppuku levels of self-sacrifice are forged with lemming-like gusto . . . There is a spring-taut tension embedded in the pages . . . Moss’s brevity is admirable, her language pristine.'―Sinead Gleeson, The Irish Times 'Moss slowly ratchets up the tension, much as the Iron Age people they are studying used to slowly twist a length of rope around the necks of the human sacrifices they made, up on the nearby moors.'―Roger Cox, The Scotsman'[Combines] the components of a thriller with a nuanced understanding of history, its fluctuating interpretations and its often traumatic effect on the present . . . Moss’s sensual writing recalls the late Helen Dunmore . . . A bold, spare study of internecine conflict.'― Catherine Taylor, New Statesman'Characteristically intelligent . . . both subtle and devastating . . . Moss is the author of five acclaimed novels but in this short volume has, I believe, produced her best fiction to date.'―Totally Dublin“Reading Ghost Wall is an intense experience. Its claustrophobia and fearful build up leave you feeling close to tears. It is a masterful piece of writing that cements Moss’s reputation as one of our best novelists.” ―Sian Norris, Prospect'The 'ghost wall' of the title becomes a powerful metaphor for the invisible boundaries that exist between different groups of people, not just in the past but also at the present time. Sarah Moss combines her research interests in food, place and material culture to good effect.'―Lucy Whetman, Press Association/The Telegraph“A masterpiece of concision . . . Whether evoking the landscape and the natural world or charting the dynamics between her strongly drawn characters, there is precision, elegance and, yes, a dark beauty.” ―Martin Spice, Star2'Moss’s finely balanced novel combines a strong sense of the natural world with a growing atmosphere of menace, interspersed with wry humour.' ―Anthony Gardner, The Mail on Sunday“Certain to give you the chills and the creeps . . . Ghost Wall addresses issues of gender and class, British identity and borders, in 160 pages.” – Sana Goyal, LiveMint“Moss is the author of several unsettling and intelligent novels about women constrained by historical circumstance, and this, narrated beautifully by a teenage girl, is one of her best yet.” ―Metro'Sarah Moss is fascinated by bodies and isolation, and by bodies in isolation . . . Here, [she] is again drawn to an adolescent female body . . . Moss appears to collapse layers of history, to render skin and knife and rope identical across millennia. What provokes and perpetuates that capacity for harm, and what powers a mystical belief in its propitiatory value, remains eerily unclear, but no less urgent a concern for us than for our ghostly forebears.'―Alex Clark, The Observer “Is Sarah Moss the best British writer never nominated for the Booker? . . . as brief and unsettling as a bolt of lightning . . . [Ghost Wall] pins us to the page with creeping menace.” ―Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail“Exquisite . . . the book works subcutaneously, building towards an ending that is all the more horrifying for its unexpectedness . . . an important novel that wears its timeliness lightly.” ―Financial Times“Unnerving . . . An intense and menacing book―the sort that’s best read in one sitting.” ―Francesca Carrington, Tatler“Sarah Moss . . . combines a poetic sensibility with great storytelling . . . Moss is brilliant on atmosphere.” ―John Boyne, Metro UK“Succinct and sublime . . . Moss depicts the connections between the people and the landscape with wonderful and lyrical precision, not a word is wasted on the page in her supple prose, and she is also expert at revealing her characters through the tiniest act or gesture. Ghost Wall is a masterclass in the ‘less is more’ style of writing, creating unbearable tension right up to the violent climax.”―Doug Johnstone, Big Issue“An unsettling novella about gender, power, and control that immerses you in its dark terror and won’t let go . . . Captivating.” ―Attitude “Writing that, along with vivid responses to the natural world and acute alertness to class, regional and sexual tensions, recalls the early fiction of DH Lawrence. It brings enriching complexity to this tale of escalating menace.” ―Peter Kamp, Sunday Times“Moss is the author of a series of unsettling, beautifully strange novels, and her latest . . . is no exception.”―Sarah Hughes, iNews, “50 Top Reads for Autumn”“Outstanding . . . The threat of unchallenged authority is brilliantly exposed . . . Grave and sophisticated, lit by flashes of wry humour, this is a drama that excavates our deepest instincts.” ―Caroline Jackson, Country Life“What I admire . . . is Moss’s ability to find an emotional connection with characters in the far distant past . . . Eerie and gripping.”―Editor’s Choice, The Bookseller Read more About the Author Sarah Moss was educated at Oxford University and is a professor of creative writing at the University of Warwick. Her books include the novels Cold Earth, Night Waking, and Signs for Lost Children, and the memoir Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland. Read more

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Northern Lights

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Pdf:Northern Lights.Review PRAISE FOR NORTHERN LIGHTS BY RAYMOND STROM “Good news for readers who love coming-of-age stories and don't mind their fiction soaked in drugs: Northern Lights a debut novel by Hibbing, Minn., native Raymond Strom, might be described as a cross between two of the greats in those categories: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson.”—MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE 'A powerful depiction of the currency of intolerance and addiction in one small town. Strom's debut novel follows Shane Stephenson, who's trying to find his mother following the sudden death of his father. Shane's mother abandoned them a long time ago, leaving her son a $100 bill and sending him a Christmas card with a return address in Holm, Minnesota. Shane has long hair and an androgynous appearance, and he clearly doesn't fit into the small town of Holm. Strom paints a portrait of small-town life that is sure to make readers shiver, giving us death, alcohol, addiction, drugs, sex, bigotry, all wrapped up in the neat package that makes up Holm. Shane is heartbreaking, and readers will have a hard time parting with him after the book is over.'—KIRKUS REVIEWS Strom’s challenging debut follows recent high school graduate Shane’s roundabout search for his mother. Strom’s insightful navigation of family trauma, sexual identity, and small-town despair blends with his chilling depictions of drug abuse. [Will] resonate with readers who like gritty coming-of-age tales.—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'One of the first lines in Strom’s powerful first novel is, 'Are you a boy or a girl?' And from the moment we meet Shane Stephenson, we feel his confusion. Shane must come to terms with his past and his identity as a queer, androgynous teen living in a hostile environment. Though set in the pre-Trump Midwest, the characters and dead-end towns Strom portrays could easily be found now, and he has a sure hand as he addresses such timely issues as identity, sexism, prejudice, drug abuse, conformity, and community from a queer perspective.'—BOOKLIST “[An] incredibly well-crafted debut novel. Strom strikes a painful chord as he takes a hard look at the meth epidemic in the upper Midwest. He also offers a heartwarming glimpse at the goodness of humanity… You come away from this novel feeling as though as though you’ve met real people and engaged with them in their lives.”—SOUTHERN MINNEAPOLIS BOOK REVIEW 'The search for identity, both familial and sexual, is at the core of this outstanding debut. Shane Stephenson and his friends inhabit a harsh world where drugs and violence are omnipresent, hope of a better life too often thwarted. Strom renders their lives with sympathy but not sentimentality, and we come to care deeply for Shane and his friends as the novel moves toward its powerful conclusion.' —RON RASH, New York Times bestselling author of Serena and Above the Waterfall 'Written with a mesmerizing voice as crystalline and startling as the title suggests, Northern Lights is a beautiful, drug-fueled coming-of-age set in the strung-out, debt-crushed American upper midwest. Strom's cool, sharp-eyed clarity and tender pathos calls Denis Johnson to mind—the ghost of Jesus' Son shimmers in these pages.'—BRENDAN KIELY, New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys and Tradition 'Raymond Strom's lovely and unflinching coming-of-age novel tracks a non-binary youth looking for acceptance and discovering self-worth among friends in a struggling Midwestern town the summer before college. The powerful bonds of at-risk youth are vividly portrayed and movingly rendered. I found myself rooting for this crew of troubled, resourceful kids. A stirring debut.'—EMILY RABOTEAU, author of The Professor's Daughter and Searching for Zion, winner of the American Book Award 'Sweet and sneaky, Northern Lights is a novel to savor, a sad and heartfelt exploration of the families that fail us and the ones we construct after. This is a book to read, and Raymond Strom is a writer to remember.'—GREG DOWNS, author of Spit Baths, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction 'In Raymond Strom’s haunting, propulsive, and beautifully rendered debut, a group of misfits chase transcendence in a dying town. Cut with both violence and tenderness, Northern Lights deftly captures the knife-edge of addiction, the electricity of first love, and the insatiable search for belonging.' —Jessie Chaffee, author of Florence in Ecstasy 'With echoes of Richard Ford and early Hemingway, Raymond Strom’s Northern Lightsshows us a cold landscape, a heartland that has never had a more frightening hold on the nightmares of this country, illuminating an American sadness that needs to be understood before it overwhelms us all.' —Mark Mirsky, author of The Red Adam and Blue Hill Avenue Read more About the Author Raymond Strom was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and moved from small town to small town in the Midwest as a child. He received his MFA from the City College of New York, where he now works as an academic advisor and studies romance languages. His writing has appeared in Fiction, Tweed’s, and The New York Times. Northern Lights is his first novel. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Tipping the Velvet

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Pdf:Tipping the Velvet.Nan King, an oyster girl, is captivated by the music hall phenomenon Kitty Butler, a male impersonator extraordinaire treading the boards in Canterbury. Through a friend at the box office, Nan manages to visit all her shows and finally meet her heroine. Soon after, she becomes Kitty's dresser and the two head for the bright lights of Leicester Square where they begin a glittering career as music-hall stars in an all-singing and dancing double act. At the same time, behind closed doors, they admit their attraction to each other and their affair begins.

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Imagine Me Gone

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Pdf:Imagine Me Gone.FINALIST for the PULITZER PRIZELONG-LISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARDWINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDFINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZELONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALTOP 10 NOVELS OF THE YEAR -- TIME, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, NewsdayONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Barnes & Noble, BookPage, BuzzFeed, Elle, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Kirkus, NPR, Refinery29, Seattle Times, Shelf Awareness, WBUR's On Point"Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization" --Wall Street Journal"Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone, Haslett has reached another level." --New York Times Book ReviewFrom a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

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Sarah: A Novel

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Pdf:Sarah: A Novel.Review “Edgy but thoroughly...larger than life...comically Dickensian.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“Genuinely moving.” (Publishers Weekly)“...quick, lively, and fascinating.” (BookForum)“Wildly imagined, but described with a quiet sureness Sarah’s considerable originality testify to LeRoy’s wonderful ability to make up beautiful things.” (Village Voice Literary Supplement)“JT LeRoy’s masterful imagination, command of story, and easy sense of the mythological are a rare combination that demands attention.” (Toronto Star) Read more From the Back Cover Sarah never admits that she’s his mother, but the beautiful boy has watched her survive as a “lot lizard”: a prostitute working the West Virginia truck stops. Desperate to win her love, he decides to surpass her as the best and most famous lot lizard ever. With his own leather mini-skirt and a makeup bag that closes with Velcro, the young “Cherry Vanilla” embarks on a journey through the Appalachian wilds, dining on transcendental cuisine, supplicating to the mystical Jackalope, encountering the most terrifying of pimps, walking on water, being venerated as an innocent girl saint—and then being denounced as the devil. By turns exhilarating and shocking, magical and realistic, Sarah brings urgency, wit, and imagination to an unknown and unforgettable world. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

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Pdf:Confessions of the Fox: A Novel.Review “A dazzling tale of queer romance and resistance against the hegemonic forces of eighteenth-century London . . . Delightfully subversive.”—Time “A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid eighteenth-century London . . . at once very funny and very fierce.—The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)“A cunning metafiction of vulpine versatility . . . Confessions is an action-adventure tale with postmodern flourishes; an academic comedy . . . an intimate meditation on belonging that doubles as a political proof.”—The New Yorker “Confessions of the Fox is so goddamned good. Reading it was like an out-of-body experience. I want to run through the streets screaming about it. It should be in the personal canon of every queer and non-cis person. Read it.”—Carmen Maria Machado“A hat tip to Moby-Dick . . . a running footnote hall of mirrors to rival Borges . . . one of the most trenchant calls for progressive action that I have read in a very long time.”—The New York Times Book Review“An ambitious, thought-provoking novel [that] explores everything from gender identity to mass incarceration, moves between centuries, and even features footnotes. . . . You’ll find yourself immersed, and maybe even changed.”—Entertainment Weekly“Resonant of George Saunders, of Nikolai Gogol, and of nothing that’s ever been written before . . . irreverent, erudite, and not to be missed.”—Booklist (starred review)“Confessions of the Fox is an ambitious debut, and its exploration of this ‘impossible, ghostly archaeology’ will have you looking askance at tidy histories—which feels like just what Jack and Bess would want.”—NPR“Confessions of the Fox is bold for all of the reasons you already know. . . . But what I love best about Confessions of the Fox is its mammoth feeling. It takes a big cauldron of hope to make a book like this, and we need cauldrons of hope right now and always.”—Electric Lit “It’s a rich immensely dirty detailed account of a trans person living in eighteenth-century London. Such a good read, so palpable and fantastic, dizzying and compulsively readable . . . Love!'—Eileen Myles, BuzzFeed “It’s a rollicking yarn with a thread of tender first love, a page-turning tale of eighteenth-century devilry.”—HuffPost “Absurdly fun . . . dazzling.”—Publishers Weekly, “Best Summer Books 2018”“This novel’s marvelous ambition: To show how easily marginalized voices are erased from our histories—and that restoring those voices is a disruptive project of devotion. A singular, daring, and thrilling novel: political, sexy, and cunning as a fox.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“A riotous and transporting novel . . . Jordy Rosenberg is a total original—part scamp, part genius—who has written a rich and rollicking page-turner of a first novel.”—Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts“Beauty and violence go together; and what it is to live and practice that entanglement, under the duress of the cops in our streets and in our heads, is what Confessions of the Fox shows with lively, sexy brilliance.”—Fred Moten, author of Black and Blur Read more About the Author Jordy Rosenberg is a transgender writer and scholar. He is an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches eighteenth-century literature and gender and sexuality studies. He has received fellowships and awards from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation/J. Paul Getty Trust, the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and the Clarion Foundation’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. He is the author of a scholarly monograph, Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion. He lives in New York City and Northampton, Massachusetts. Confessions of the Fox is his first novel. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Wake of Vultures: The Shadow, Book 1

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Pdf:Wake of Vultures: The Shadow, Book 1.A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface. Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye, can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand. And just like that, Nettie can see. But her newfound ability is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding - at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin...if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.

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Ghost Wall: A Novel

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Pdf:Ghost Wall: A Novel.A taut, gripping tale of a young woman and an Iron Age reenactment trip that unearths frightening behavior. The light blinds you; there's a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside. In the North of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age.  For two weeks, the length of her father's vacation, they join an anthropology course set to reenact life in simpler times. They are surrounded by forests of birch and rowan; they make stew from foraged roots and hunted rabbit. The students are fulfilling their coursework; Silvie's father is fulfilling his lifelong obsession. He has raised her on stories of early man, taken her to witness rare artifacts, recounted time and again their rituals and beliefs - particularly their sacrifices to the bog. Mixing with the students, Silvie begins to see, hear, and imagine another kind of life, one that might include going to university, traveling beyond England, choosing her own clothes and food, speaking her mind.   The ancient Britons built ghost walls to ward off enemy invaders, rude barricades of stakes topped with ancestral skulls. When the group builds one of its own, they find a spiritual connection to the past. What comes next but human sacrifice?   A story at once mythic and strikingly timely, Sarah Moss' Ghost Wall urges us to wonder how far we have come from the "primitive minds" of our ancestors.    Praise for Ghost Wall: "I have never read a novel this slender that holds inside it quite so much. Wild, calm, dark yet hopeful, a girl with a smart-mouth narrates her own difficult history as well as that of Britain.... This book ratcheted the breath out of me so skillfully that as soon as I'd finished, the only thing I wanted was to read it again." (Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist)"I stayed up half the night gulping down Sarah Moss's slim, unnervingly tense novel. Ghost Wall has subtlety, wit, and the force of a rock to the head: an instant classic." (Emma Donoghue, author of Room)

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Under Mr. Nolan's Bed: Revised: A Pseudo Incest FFM Menage Erotic Romance

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Pdf:Under Mr. Nolan's Bed: Revised: A Pseudo Incest FFM Menage Erotic Romance.From best-selling & award-winning author Selena Kitt Half a million naughty books sold in 2011 Guarunteed quality - this kitty's cream rises to the top! Leah and Erica have been best friends and have gone to the same Catholic school since just about forever. Leah spends so much time with the Nolans - just Erica and her handsome stepfather now, since Erica's mother died - that she's practically part of the family. When the girls find something naughty under Mr. Nolan's bed, their strict, repressive upbringing makes it all the more exciting as they begin their sexual experimentation. Leah's exploration presses deeper, and eventually she finds herself in love for the first time, torn between her best friend and her best friend's stepfather. Warning: This title contains erotic situations, lesbian sex, sex toys, some very naughty taboos, and also makes mention of pornography, salmon, amusement parks, chocolate covered strawberries, brownies (as well as girl scouts), plaid skirts, naughty uses for confessionals, and some sacrilegious humor. NOTE: If the taboo is too intense for you (even between step-relations) check out the guilt-free version of this story called "Plaid Skirt Confessions" by Selena Kitt!

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Holding the Man

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Pdf:Holding the Man.From the land of Down Under comes this true story about a male high school drama student who falls in love with the captain of the football team. Winner of the United Nations Human Rights Award for Nonfiction, HOLDING THE MAN has been adapted into a play opening in America in September 2007. The playwright who adapted the book for stage refers to this a a memoir of striking and unapologetic honesty.

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Juliet Takes a Breath: A Gabby Rivera Novel

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Pdf:Juliet Takes a Breath: A Gabby Rivera Novel.Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn't sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that's going to help her figure out this whole "Puerto Rican lesbian" thing. She's interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women's bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle? With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.

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Brother

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Pdf:Brother.Review 'Skillfully, by travelling at once inward, into the intimate lives of his characters, and outward, connecting the diasporic community to a wider world of postcolonial migration . . . Chariandy suggests it may be possible to endure, and even to thrive.' - New York Times Book Review'With shrewd insight and graceful economy, [Chariandy traces] loss in paragraphs so clean and pared down, every sentence feels like a polished stone.' - Entertainment Weekly'A sobering account . . . [and a] searing novel about the two sons of Trinidadian immigrants who dream of better lives.' - Time'An exquisite novel, crafted by a writer as talented and precise as Junot Díaz and Dinaw Mengestu. It has a beating heart and a sharp tongue. It is elegant, vital, indubitably dope--the most moving book I’ve read in a year.' - Dina Nayeri, Guardian'Crackles with electric energy . . . An important, vital and groundbreaking book. You really need to read it. It's that good.' - Medium'In this time of gross American injustice, summer's breakout immigrant tearjerker comes from an unexpected place . . . the Toronto neighborhood of Scarborough. Wide-eyed Michael and his cynical brother Francis are taught by their Trinidadian mother to strive against the odds, even as her own broken state belies her cherished ideals.' - Vulture'A tightly constructed and powerful novel.' - The Millions'An enthralling and timely read.' - Independent'A breathtaking achievement . . . A compulsive, brutal and flawless novel that is full of accomplished storytelling with not a word spare.' - Observer'In a time of gross American injustice, Chariandy’s poignant novel of immigrant struggle plumbs prejudice and the limits of social mobility in an unexpected place.' - New York Magazine'Chariandy paints his characters with such clarity and sensitivity, it is impossible not to feel every disappointment and frustration with them. This is an evocative study of brotherhood, belonging, masculinity and race, powerful and believable enough to provoke sorrow and anger.' - Big Issue'What can fiction do for us at a time when we are looking to understand other people's truths? As it turns out in this book, everything . . . Brother is filled with moments of swagger and bravery, of recklessness and love that sparks against the dull pain of tragedy.' - The Globe and Mail'Chariandy's often elegiac tone and stately but spare prose establish a compelling melancholic mood. [This] revisitation of familiar territory pays off with its singular observations and insights. A novel with sentences to savour, Brother also rewards an unhurried reader with a poetic vision that while sad is also lovely.' - The Toronto Star'Chariandy’s powerful and incendiary second novel probes the ramifications of police violence on marginalized communities and delivers a nuanced portrait of a family struggling to stay afloat . . . Chariandy imbues his resilient characters and their stories with strength, dignity, and hope. This is an impressive novel written by an author in total command of his story.' - Starred review, Publishers Weekly'Brother is a surprising, and really shocking novel, unafraid of exploring the overlaps in love, loss, sexuality, race, place, terror and class. It is bold. It is brilliant. It marks the beginning of an absolutely mammoth literary talent.' - Kiese Laymon, author of LONG DIVISION and HEAVY'An important, riveting novel about dreams, families, and the systems holding them back.' - Starred review,“Best Fiction of 2018”, Kirkus'Highly recommend Brother by David Chariandy--set in Toronto, concise and intense, elegiac short novel of devastation and hope.' - Joyce Carol Oates, via Twitter'A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life.' - Marlon James, Man Booker Prizewinning author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS'Elegiac . . . The characters are well drawn, and the setting is beautifully realized. The result is a haunting story that will linger in readers' memories.' - Booklist'Chariandy packs a slim novel with an incredible amount of weight. Here are young boys hoping for a future . . . a family wracked with grief . . . promises broken and dreams denied. And in the middle, perfectly captured by Chariandy's sparse and moving prose, one boy trying to make sense of it all' - Shelf Awareness'Brother delivers an epic impact . . . Chariandy has something vital to share about what occurs when young lives are cut down. As readers, it is our duty to listen.' - BookPage'Mesmerizing. Poetic. Achingly soulful. Brother is a pitch-perfect song of masculinity and tenderness, and of the ties of family and community.' - Lawrence Hill, author of THE BOOK OF NEGROES'Riveting, composed, charged with feeling, Brother surrounds us with music and aspiration, fidelity and beauty.' - Madeleine Thien, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING'Brother diffracts the spare light toward feeling again, after tragedy. Chariandy deftly assembles that which has come apart in the life of a Black family; their privacies assaulted, their desires unmet. Such a timbrous novel. Such a tender work.' - Dionne Brand, author of WHAT WE ALL LONG FOR Read more About the Author David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His debut novel, Soucouyant, received nominations from eleven literary awards juries, including the Governor General's Literary Award (finalist), the Commonwealth Writers' Prize shortlist, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. Winner of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, Brother is his second novel and his first to be published in the United States. Read more

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The End of Eddy: A Novel

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Pdf:The End of Eddy: A Novel.Review 'The Hillbilly Elegy of France . . . The End of Eddy, however, is not just a remarkable ethnography. It is also a mesmerizing story about difference and adolescence, one that is far more realistic than most.” ―Jennifer Senior, The New York Times'Canny . . . brilliant . . . a devastating emotional force.” ―Garth Greenwell, The New Yorker“Louis' account of growing up gay and poor in a working-class village isn't only a story about France. Just released in a highly readable translation by Michael Lucey, this painfully insightful tale of entrapment and escape could've easily been set in Michigan or West Virginia . . . While Eddy's parents are both vivid characters―Louis has a great ear for their patois―what makes the novel special is the way it expands outward.' ―John Powers, NPR's Fresh Air“The End of Eddy marks the beginning of a powerful writer’s career.” ―Rick Whitaker, The Washington Post“Haunting . . . devastating” ―Damian Van Denburgh, The San Francisco Chronicle “Controversy may have put The End of Eddy in headlines, but it's the nuanced characters and story that make it the rare literary novel that is a modern coming-of-age classic.” ―Mitchell Sunderland, Vice“A powerful coming-of-age novel . . . Louis arrives in the United States (where his novel is published this month in a translation by Michael Lucey) as the bright young thing of the French literary world―an enfant terrible unafraid to discuss the nation’s dark underbelly.' ―Liam Hoare, Slate'Excellent . . . Already translated into 20 languages, this concise novel adroitly captures the downstream effects of reactionary rural culture, heightened by the rise of hard-right ideology and the destabilization of the working class in contemporary Europe, granting its reader an extraordinary portrait of trauma and escape.' ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)'A seamless, universal portrait of the experience of growing up gay and gradually coming to accept oneself.' ―Michael Cart, Booklist (starred review)'[One of] Europe's new literary superstars . . . Even in the wake of Knausgaard and Ferrante it is hard to find a literary phenomenon that has swept Europe quite like the autobiographical project of Édouard Louis.” ―Ane Farsethas, LitHub'A bracingly pitiless account of the psychic and physical violence that lies at the root of masculine identity. Louis's remarkably visceral story of growing up queer in working class France quickly transcends its setting precisely because it delivers us into it with such emotional force.' ―Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone'Èdouard Louis speaks of violence, both social and familiar, with tremendous force and feeling. Revelatory, queerly tough, as intellectual as it is impolite, The End of Eddy is a book to shake you up.' ―Justin Torres, author of We the Animals'The End of Eddy is lean and poignant and masterfully tells the tale of growing up gay, poor, and bullied. No one has told this story as eloquently.” ―Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story'Like a cannonball spilled off the side of a ship, Édouard Louis makes straight for the deeps. The End of Eddy is heart-crushing, soul-stabbing, astonishing, exhilarating. Édouard Louis is exactly the kind of writer we need right now: honest, fearless and, yes, tough.' ―Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome Read more About the Author Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992, Édouard Louis is a novelist and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of “Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive,” published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books.Michael Lucey is a professor of French literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author ofNever Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust and The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality, and has translated Returning to Reims by Didier Eribon. Read more

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Invisible Life

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Pdf:Invisible Life.Just a few years ago, E. Lynn Harris was selling his self-published novel Invisible Life out of the back of his car. Today he is a best-selling publishing sensation, with more than one million copies of his four novels sold. To celebrate Harris's incredible success, and offer his fans the opportunity to own, at last, an audio version of Invisible Life. Invisible Life is the story of a young man's coming of age. Law school, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of Raymond Tyler's life, but there were other, more terrifying issues for him to confront. Being black was tough enough, but Raymond was becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that he knew weren't "right." He was completely committed to Sela, his longtime girlfriend, but his attraction to Kelvin, whom he had met during his last year in law school, had become more than just a friendship. No matter how much he tried to suppress them, his feelings were deeply sexual. Fleeing to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin, Raymond finds himself more confused than ever before. New relationships--both male and female--give him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires. The horrible illness and death of a friend force Raymond, at last, to face the truth.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Pdf:Blue Is the Warmest Color.Review 'Julie Maroh, who was just 19 when she started the comic, manages to convey the excitement, terror, and obsession of young love―and to show how wildly teenagers swing from one extreme emotion to the next ... Ultimately, Blue Is the Warmest Color is a sad story about loss and heartbreak, but while Emma and Clementine’s love lasts, it’s exhilarating and sustaining.' ―Slate.com'A beautiful, moving graphic novel.' ―Wall Street Journal'Delicate linework conveys wordless longing in this graphic novel about a lesbian relationship.' New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)'Blue Is the Warmest Color captures the entire life of a relationship in affecting and honest style.' ―Comics Worth Reading'A tragic yet beautifully wrought graphic novel.' ―Salon.com'Love is a beautiful punishment in Maroh’s paean to confusion, passion, and discovery ... An elegantly impassioned love story.' ―Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)'A lovely and wholehearted coming-out story ... the illustrations are infused with genuine, raw feeling. Wide-eyed Clementine wears every emotion on her sleeve, and teens will understand her journey perfectly.' ―Kirkus Reviews 'The electric emotions of falling in love and the difficult process of self-acceptance will resonate with all readers ... Maroh’s use of color is deliberate enough to be eye-catching in a world of grey tones, with Emma’s bright blue hair capturing Clementine’s imagination, but is used sparingly enough that it supports and blends naturally with the story.' ―Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)'It's not just the French who have a better handle on sexy material than Americans -- Canadians do, too ... Who's publishing it? Not an American publishing house but by Arsenal Pulp Press, a Canadian independent.' ―Los Angeles Times'A deeply compelling story ... Maroh displays tremendous insight into the highs and lows of a young girl’s journey of self-discovery as she moves from adolescence into adulthood.' ―Lambda Literary'A hymn to love.' ―Le Figaro'A sensitively told narrative.' ―Tetu Magazine Read more About the Author Julie Maroh is an author and illustrator originally from northern France. She studied comic art at the Institute Saint-Luc in Brussels and lithography and engraving at the Royal Academy of Arts in Brussels, where she still lives. After self-publishing three comics collections, her French-language graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude was published by Glénat in 2010; it won several awards, including the Audience Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Europe’s largest. Read more

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The City and the Pillar: A Novel

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Pdf:The City and the Pillar: A Novel.Review “An artistic achievement.” —The Washington Post“One of the best novels of its kind. . . . It isn’t sentimental, and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking.” —Christopher Isherwood“A brilliant exposé of subterranean life.” —The Atlantic Monthly“Frank, shocking . . . extremely sympathetic, penetrating and exhortive.” —New York Herald Tribune Read more From the Inside Flap A literary cause célèbre when first published more than fifty years ago, Gore Vidal’s now-classic The City and the Pillar stands as a landmark novel of the gay experience.Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in “awful kid stuff,” the experience forms Jim’s ideal of spiritual completion. Defying his parents’ expectations, Jim strikes out on his own, hoping to find Bob and rekindle their amorous friendship. Along the way he struggles with what he feels is his unique bond with Bob and with his persistent attraction to other men. Upon finally encountering Bob years later, the force of his hopes for a life together leads to a devastating climax. The first novel of its kind to appear on the American literary landscape, The City and the Pillar remains a forthright and uncompromising portrayal of sexual relationships between men. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Something Like Summer (Volume 1)

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Pdf:Something Like Summer (Volume 1).Review One of Amazon's selections for Best Gay Books of 2011, a Lambda Literary Awards finalist, and soon to be a movie from the makers of Judas Kiss.Praise from Queer Magazine Online: ''Something Like Summer' not only has lots of passion, humor, angst, and twists and turns, it also takes an in depth look at how the choices we make in life affect not only ourselves, but everyone around us.'Five stars from ALPHA reader: 'Jay Bell has written one of the most heart-felt and sincere M/M romances I have ever encountered. This is a love story that spans twelve years - a story all about getting a second chance with 'the one that got away'.' Read more About the Author Jay Bell led a quiet life in Kansas until the day he met a handsome foreign exchange student named Andreas who swept him off his feet and carried him all the way to Germany. Much to their delight, marriage awaited them when they got there. While living so distant from friends and family, Jay began writing in an effort to reconcile the mixture of devotion and alienation he felt. This resulted in a Lambda Literary Award and a film option for his best-selling novel Something Like Summer. Jay and Andreas have since relocated to Chicago where their adventures continue, as do those of the characters in their emotionally driven Something Like… series. Jay pens the stories and Andreas provides the cover art, making them books about love, forged by love. Read more

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

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Pdf:On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel.Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and morePoet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytellingOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

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Stray City: A Novel

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Pdf:Stray City: A Novel.A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging - to a city, a culture, and a family - when none of them can quite contain who you really are. All of us were refugees of the nuclear family.... Twenty-four-year-old artist Andrea Morales escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood - and the closet - to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend's betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she's pregnant - and despite the concerns of her astonished circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby. A decade later, when her precocious daughter Lucia starts asking questions about the father she's never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she's worked so hard to build. A thoroughly modern and original anti-romantic comedy, Stray City is an unabashedly entertaining literary debut about the families we're born into and the families we choose, about finding yourself by breaking the rules, and making bad decisions for all the right reasons.

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Treason of Hawks (The Shadow)

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Pdf:Treason of Hawks (The Shadow).Review 'Absorbing...fans will love this final chapter in Bowen's story.'―Kirkus (starred review)'Thrilling...a fine feather in the cap of Bowen's uniquely superb series.'―Publishers Weekly (starred review)'With this latest entry in The Shadow series, Bowen burnishes her particular brand of Western mythic odyssey to a high shine. Outstanding pacing takes us from one exciting, well-crafted scene to another.... Extraordinary.'―RT Book Reviews on Malice of Crows'The stakes couldn't be higher, and the story couldn't be more absorbing. Fans of the Shadow will love returning to his world, and fantasy fans who haven't yet encountered this colorful cowboy should hurry up and dive in.'―Kirkus (starred review) on Malice of Crows'Rhett is one of Bowen's (Dawson's) best characters to date, and the world built in this series is rich and complex. One of my favorite new series, to be sure. If you haven't picked up the first book, Wake of Vultures, you really should. Then pick this one up too.'―--- Pop Culture Beast on Conspiracy of Ravens'Conspiracy of Ravens is a heavy-gauge follow-up to Wake of Vultures' wicked opening salvo, serving up huge helpings of humor and tension and making another strong bid for the year's best list.'―B&N.com on Conspiracy of Ravens'Bowen's writing is as sharp and superior as ever - her examination of Rhett's growing and complex sexuality and gender identity is wondrous, and is a topic that is truly not being explored anywhere else.'―RT Book Reviews on Conspiracy of Ravens'Gritty and well-realized... The unforgiving western landscape is home to supernatural beasties as diverse as the human inhabitants, and no-nonsense Nettie is pragmatic and brave. Themes of self-worth, gender, and the complexity of identity are treated with frank realism and sensitivity, and the narrative is a love letter to the paranormal western genre.'―Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Wake of Vultures'Of all the books I've reviewed this year, Wake of Vultures' Nettie Lonesome stands out as the most compelling, well-crafted protagonist I've encountered... Bowen's superlative grasp of both character development and worldbuilding elevates a familiar story to mythic heights. '―RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) on Wake of Vultures'Bowen's Wake of Vultures overflows with imagination and voice, channeling shades of Stephen King's Gunslinger and Western classics like Unforgiven. Nettie Lonesome is sure to become one of the iconic characters of this generation. This book puts you under its spell and will not let you go!'―Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author on Wake of Vultures Read more About the Author Lila Bowen is a pseudonym for Delilah S. Dawson, the writer of Star Wars: Phasma, The Perfect Weapon, and Scorched; the Blud series, the Hit series, Servants of the Storm, and the Ladycastle comic. She won the RT Fantasy of the Year award for Wake of Vultures. Delilah lives in Florida with her family. Read more

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Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

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Pdf:Here Comes the Sun: A Novel.Capturing the distinct rhythms of Jamaican life and dialect, Nicole Dennis-Benn pens a tender hymn to a world hidden among pristine beaches and the wide expanse of turquoise seas. At an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman - fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves - must confront long-hidden scars. From a much-heralded new writer, Here Comes the Sun offers a dramatic glimpse into a vibrant, passionate world most outsiders see simply as paradise.

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Stray City: A Novel

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Pdf:Stray City: A Novel.Review “This novel has everything: the circa-’99 lesbian indie-rock scene! Zines! Answering machines! . . . Our 90s nostalgia is hella high these days, and this tender, funny story made our aging hipster hearts sing.” (Marie Claire)“Insightful and brilliant, Stray City explores the stickiness of doing what’s expected and the strange freedom born of contradiction. I tore through this novel like an orphaned reader seeking a home in its ragtag yet shimmering world.” (Carrie Brownstein, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl)“A winsome novel about love and belonging—and the possibility of discovering both in the most unlikely of places, and among the most unexpected people. Tender and smart, Stray City is a fantastic debut from a huge talent.” (Cristina Henríquez, bestselling author of The Book of Unknown Americans)“Johnson’s writing is very funny yet emotionally tender, and ultimately is a heartwarming celebration of found families and our desire to belong.” (Buzzfeed, Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Spring)“Gritty and lively.” (Entertainment Weekly)“This lively first novel features a lesbian reeling from a breakup who begins a befuddling affair with a man. Things don’t get any easier when she realizes she’s pregnant.” (O magazine)“Diverse and colorful . . . a vibrant portrait of a woman coming into her own, in a city also coming into its own, brimming with music, art and beauty . . . a thoughtful and joyous literary experience that celebrates its characters and liberally rewards its readers.”  (New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice)“Stray City has it all. As funny as it is moving; as joyful, as radically communal, as it is lonesome . . . Honestly, one of the most absorbing, finely-tuned books I’ve had the pleasure of falling down into. Chelsey Johnson is a wonder.” (Justin Torres, bestselling author of We the Animals)“Written with wit and sensitivity and exquisite emotional intelligence, Stray City is an absolute pleasure to read. Chelsey Johnson is one of the most refreshing new voices in literature.” (Jami Attenberg, New York Times bestselling author of The Middlesteins and All Grown Up)“A humorous and heartfelt exploration of sexual identity and unconventional families.” (The Millions, The Great 2018 Book Preview) Read more From the Back Cover A warm, funny, and whip-smart debut novel about rebellious youth, inconceivable motherhood, and the complications of belonging to a city, a culture, and a family—when none of them can quite contain who you really areAll of us were refugees of the nuclear family . . .T wenty-three-year-old artist Andrea Morales has escaped her Midwestern Catholic childhood—and the closet—to create a home and life for herself within the thriving but insular lesbian underground of Portland, Oregon. But one drunken night, reeling from a bad breakup and a friend’s betrayal, she recklessly crosses enemy lines and hooks up with a man. To her utter shock, Andrea soon discovers she’s pregnant—and despite the concerns of her astonished circle of gay friends, she decides to have the baby.A decade later, when her precocious daughter, Lucia, starts asking questions about the father she’s never known, Andrea is forced to reconcile the past she hoped to leave behind with the life she’s worked so hard to build.A thoroughly modern and original antiromantic comedy, Stray City is an unabashedly entertaining literary debut about the families we’re born into and the families we choose, about finding yourself by breaking the rules and making bad decisions for all the right reasons.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Conspiracy of Ravens (The Shadow Book 2)

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Pdf:Conspiracy of Ravens (The Shadow Book 2).The sequel to Wake of Vultures and second novel in Lila Bowen's widely acclaimed Shadow series.Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now her destiny as the Shadow is calling.A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And Nettie must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on a dangerous mission that is pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life.When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?The ShadowWake of VulturesConspiracy of RavensMalice of Crows

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Imagine Me Gone

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Pdf:Imagine Me Gone.Review Praise for Imagine Me Gone:'Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization and a limber, unpretentious style. Perhaps his rarest gift is the apprehension of the invisible connections that tie people together...The chapters seamlessly negotiate the passage of time...[Oldest son] Michael comes to dominate the narrative, and Haslett perfectly captures the qualities that make him both seductive and infuriating. He is a motormouth with a fitful imagination and a wicked sense of humor; his nervous energy and 'ceaseless brain' are the battery power on which the whole family runs...Haslett is alert to the reality of others, and the insinuating power of this novel comes from its framing of mental illness as a family affair. Michael's siblings are both wholly convincing characters, shaped by the abiding question of how much, or how little, they are meant to act as their brother's keepers...Most affecting of all is Margaret, who is treated with impatience by her children but possesses a capacious understanding...'What do you fear when you fear everything?' Michael wonders. 'Time passing and not passing. Death and life....This being the condition itself: the relentless need to escape a moment that never ends.' That condition, Haslett's superb novel shows, is an irreducible part of the fabric of Michael's family, as true and defining as the love that binds them.'―Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal'Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone, Haslett has reached another level, affording readers a full and luminous depiction of a mind under siege . . . By putting the readers in the same position as [oldest son] Michael's family members, Haslett has pulled off something of a brilliant trick: We feel precisely what they feel-the frustration, the protectiveness, the hope and fear and, yes, the obligation. If Michael is on the page, if his thoughts or actions are laid bare, there's a grueling sense of dread. If he's out of sight, if his thinking and whereabouts are unknown, the dread becomes all but unbearable . . . This is a book refreshingly replete with surprise. It sneaks up on you with dark and winning humor, poignant tenderness, and sentences so astute that they lift the spirit even when they're awfully, awfully sad . . . But make no mistake, the novel's most rewarding surprise is its heart. Again and again, the characters subtly assert that despite the expense of empathy and the predictable disappointment of love, our tendency to care for one another is warranted . . . Even when it's difficult or terrifying or impossible, especially when it's impossible, the impulse to calm those we hold dear is an absolute privilege.'―Bret Anthony Johnston, New York Times Book Review'Imagine Me Gone brilliantly captures the excruciating burden of love and the role it plays in both our survival and our destruction. Haslett suspends a sense of dread over you like an anvil from page one, cutting the rope that holds it in the brutal last act. You'd be a fool to look away.' ―Julia Black, Esquire'A richly drawn, Franzenesque canvas . . . Haslett's prose shimmers as he peers unflinchingly at the risks and rewards of fighting for love.'―O, The Oprah Magazine'A devastating family drama . . . Haslett's considerable skills as a writer turn domestic conflicts into something more profound . . . In one beautifully rendered scene after another, Haslett shows the family dealing with John's illness and Michael's descent while also managing their own conflicts . . . Imagine Me Gone is a handsome work . . . the sort of writing that is guaranteed to turn heads.'―Michael Magras, Miami Herald'Searing . . . Devastating and gorgeously written . . . Pure genius . . . Haslett hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing just how anguishing and time-consuming psychiatric disorders can be, not only for the afflicted but also for the flailing loved ones trying their damnedest-and failing-to find a suitable fix . . . Haslett writes with his eyes wide open about the pitfalls of piled-on medication, the panicked late-night phone calls, the cycles of fear, frustration, and guarded hope. And herein lies the kicker: Because these chapters are told from the alternating perspective of each of the five family members, we believe every word in them and bear witness to just how complex and multi-angled the issue of mental illness can be . . . By signing on with Haslett and his characters we are given the chance to look beyond our minutiae and daily distractions in order to notice the passage of time as experienced by others. We are reminded of what it is like to be truly, if fleetingly, alive.'―Alexis Burling, San Francisco Chronicle'Powerful . . . Imagine Me Gone is a study of destructive family dynamics akin to Christina Stead's The Man Who Loved Children or Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast. Family here is a trap as filled with love and concern as it is with exasperation and dread. Moving with penetrating wit between the points of view of a father, mother, daughter, and two sons, the novel traces how the vein of mental illness running through this family affects every member . . . Haslett, as he turns the narrative over to first one and then the other, is uncanny in nailing how their differences in personality and temperament guide their respective actions . . . His sharp take on how minor family foibles become conflated with major family dysfunction introduces some unexpected comedy into the proceedings . . . Haslett expertly evokes family behavioral patterns that simply repeat themselves, taxing everyone's patience, before precipitating into panic-inducing crises . . . With its fugue of voices, each contributing a vital slant to the action, Imagine Me Gone offers rigorous formal pleasures. Yet while flirting with narrative artifice, Haslett stays keenly aware that in this family there is no explanation 'sufficient to account for the events . . . Lives weren't works of art.' In acknowledging that, Imagine Me Gone respects the mystery of how things happen the way they happen, while brilliantly conjuring the tide-like pull with which dreaded possibilities become harsh inevitability.'―Michael Upchurch, Boston Globe'Drawing vivid scenes and compelling characters from a tragic realism, Haslett intimately connects the reader to his characters' inner lives . . . A rare, complex story [with] exceptional storytelling and poignant insights [and] uplifting moments of humor, kindness, and love.'―Don Oldenburg, USA Today'An extraordinary blend of precision, beauty, and tenderness . . . Haslett's prose rises to the challenge, lushly capturing the dense fog of depression that blankets John [the father] and occasionally lifts just enough to reveal the 'beast' moving in on him. But Haslett really shows his chops channeling [oldest son] Michael's amped-up voice . . . I got caught up in the beauty of Haslett's sentences and the lives of these oh-so-human people bound by shared duress and cycles of hope. Haslett's signature achievement in Imagine Me Gone is to temper the harrowing with the humorous while keeping a steady bead on the pathos. You want sympathetic characters? You want a narrative that showcases love as a many-splendored thing capacious enough to encompass stalwart, long-suffering spouses, loyal siblings, suffocatingly obsessive crushes, and casual, noncommittal relationships (both gay and straight) that morph as if by magic into soul-sustenance? You want writing that thrums with anguish and compassion? It's all here.'―Heller McAlpin, NPR'Smart and polyphonic...Haslett is that rare writer whose art can console without ceasing to be art.'―Boris Kachka, New York Read more About the Author Adam Haslett is the author of the short story collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, which was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages, and he has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City. Read more

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The Buddha of Suburbia

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Pdf:The Buddha of Suburbia.The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving, albeit with some rude and raucous results.

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Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling

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Pdf:Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling.From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art - the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling. One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story - from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others - and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself.

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Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative (Cognitive Approaches to Culture)

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Pdf:Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative (Cognitive Approaches to Culture).Review 'The field of cognitive cultural studies has exploded in the past decade or so, and this study fits precisely into this field. As someone who has been working in the field of 'psychological ecocriticism' for the past quarter-century, I can say that I've been waiting a long time for exactly this kind of book to appear!' --Scott Slovic, coeditor of Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data and Ecoambiguity, Community, and Development: Toward a Politicized Ecocriticism.'Affective Ecologies breaks genuinely new ground and uses a body of theory, concepts, and critical tools that can significantly contribute to strengthening or falsifying the claims of ecocritics about the psychological and political impacts of environmental writing and film, which have so far remained largely speculative. This is a book with real potential for transformative impact.'--Ursula Heise, author of Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global.   Read more About the Author Alexa Weik von Mossner is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Read more

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The Politics of Everyday Fear

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Pdf:The Politics of Everyday Fear.From Publishers Weekly Larded with obscurely academic language but including some eclectic offerings, this volume focuses on, as the editor writes, 'the saturation of social spaces by fear.' In a first section on border experiences, Guillermo Gomez-Pena offers a bilingual performance poem that traces the cultural misunderstandings between Latinos and Anglos, Catholics and Protestants. A section on 'mutations of domination' includes mass murderer Charles Manson's bizarre, mesmerizing court testimony and a lengthy analysis, by Steven Shaviro, of David Cronenberg's visceral films. In a section on 'dominations of mutation,' there is an excerpt from Todd Haynes's film script Poison , as well as an absorbing essay by Sandra Buckley on the tortured politics of writing about pornographic Japanese comic books. Other essays take on technological risk, the aberrations of shopping, violence toward women in American television and the anxiety expressed in Australian cinema. Because the book is organized around such a loose theme, its value comes from some components rather than its whole. Massumi teaches in the Graduate Program in Communication at McGill University. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Literature and Emotion (Literature and Contemporary Thought)

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Pdf:Literature and Emotion (Literature and Contemporary Thought).About the Author Patrick Colm Hogan is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in the Department of English and the Program in Cognitive Science at the University of Connecticut, USA. He is the author of over 20 books, including Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanists (Routledge, 2003) and Ulysses and the Poetics of Cognition (Routledge, 2014). Read more

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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

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Pdf:This Is How It Always Is: A Novel."Every once in a while, I discover a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel has done just that. It's a story about family: childhood, parenthood, and the sometimes-heartbreaking decisions that come with it. As a mother, this story absolutely tore at my heartstrings. I can't wait for you to listen to it!" x ReeseThis is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change...and then change the world. When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is an audiobook about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it's about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don't get to keep them forever. 

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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

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Pdf:This Is How It Always Is: A Novel.New York Times BestsellerThe Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick“Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2017Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Top 20Amazon’s Best Literature and Fiction of 2017Bustle’s 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017PopSugar’s Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)Refinery29's Best Books of the Year So FarBookBrowse’s The 20 Best Books of 2017Pacific Northwest Book Awards FinalistThe Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2017Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award“It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.” —Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little LiesThis is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.This is how children change…and then change the world.This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl.Rosie and Penn want Claude to be whoever Claude wants to be. They’re just not sure they’re ready to share that with the world. Soon the entire family is keeping Claude’s secret. Until one day it explodes. Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

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This Is How It Always Is

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Pdf:This Is How It Always Is.Review “It’s early days, but this big-hearted novel about a family with a transgender child is in the lead for the most sensitively and sincerely told story of 2017…Frankel’s portrayal of even the most openhearted parents’ doubts and fears around a child’s gender identity elevates this novel.”―People, “Book of the Week”“Deeply satisfying…An intimate family story…Day-to-day parenting dilemmas are where Frankel shines.”―The New York Times Book Review“Brave, complicated, occasionally horrifying and frequently very funny…Frankel is a first-rate storyteller.'―Seattle Times“Frankel has tackled this controversial topic in a warm, funny and honest way and one that will undoubtedly spark thought and conversation.”―The Fort Worth Star-Telegram“Frankel’s writing is witty and wise, and her characters are reminiscent of those in family capers such as the film The Royal Tenenbaums or Commonwealth, Ann Patchett’s recent novel about an eclectic brood…This is a fascinating, gut-wrenching, timely and enjoyable read―and a must for your next book-club discussion.”―Edge“This Is How It Always Is isn’t only a novel about the challenges of life with an atypical child. It’s a story about the challenges of parenting and love, period...This beautiful story is deeply personal, a heart-rending glimpse of an author writing her way to understanding.”―BookPage“A novel of great empathy and compassion that transcends politics…This is a family that you will take into your heart and―like all friends―you will welcome the changes that they bring to your life.”―The Seattle Review of Books“Sly and charming…Comes at the perfect time…This Is How It Always Is explores the travails of a modern family, where challenges about a child’s gender are the same as any other struggles of growing up.”―Shelf Awareness“A bold, honest, heartbreaking story about the choices parents make, and how life goes on, but not always according to plan. This must-read novel… is the perfect pick for book clubs.”―PopSugar“One of the most timely and big-hearted family stories I have read in a long time…This is a beautiful novel about the unexpected curve balls of parent and sibling relationships, and the limitless boundaries of family love.”―Bustle“This wise and often funny novel is a compassionate lesson in discovering and welcoming what makes each of us unique.” ―Redbook “Illuminatingly nuanced and heartfelt, This Is How It Always Is is the story of how a family evolves―and grows―together.'―Refinery29“Sharp and surprising. This is a wonderfully contradictory story―heartwarming and generous, yet written with a wry sensibility.”―Publishers Weekly ('Pick of the Week,' starred review)'Well-plotted, well-researched, and unflaggingly interesting...As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year.'―Kirkus (starred review)“I was lucky enough to receive an advance reading copy of this very special book about a family with a secret. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think. Preorder your copy now.”―Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Truly Madly Guilty“Laurie Frankel writes with more heart than anyone I can think of...With emotional acuity, admirable bravery, utter compassion, and complete understanding, she’s created a family attempting to forge a path through one of life’s most mystifying challenges: how to define what it is that makes your child who he or she is: unique, beloved, and whole. This is a novel everyone should read. It’s brilliant. It’s bold. And it’s time.” ―Elizabeth George, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences “In This is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel spins a beguiling tale of a sprawling, loving, ever-changing, unconventional, and yet completely typical modern family as they make their way though a world with no easy answers and no magic solutions. How does Frankel pull off such a story? With great humor and candor. With a powerful narrative voice, and a forthrightness so compelling, we are drawn into the family circle to laugh and cry with them, and to ponder issues great and small. An intimate, wonderfully moving novel that is especially relevant in today’s world.”―Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain“This is a perfect book club book, a book that should be read in schools, and one of my favorite reads of the year. A challenging subject handled with honesty, grace, humor, dignity, and most of all, love.”―Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet“A lively and fascinating story of a thoroughly modern family and the giant, multifaceted love that binds them. This Is How It Always Is sparkles with wit and wisdom.”―Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette “Laurie Frankel has written one of those very rare, special novels that examines the way we live―in our homes, in our families, in our bodies―with an astonishing balance of humor, complexity, and above all, kindness. This Is How It Always Is teaches us to look beyond the traditional binary oppositions of boy vs. girl, right vs. wrong, real vs. make-believe, and to find courage and beauty in the in-between.”―Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being Read more About the Author Laurie Frankel is the author of the novels This Is How It Always Is, The Atlas of Love, and Goodbye for Now. She lives in Seattle with her family. Read more

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Southernmost

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Pdf:Southernmost.Review A 2018 Booklist Editors' Choice Pick One of Paste Magazine’s “12 Best Novels of 2018” “An urgent and beautifully written literary thriller about a man on the run that explores themes like the pain of atonement and the necessity of reconciliation, being published at a time when understanding across cultural and political divides seems wider than ever.'—Salon.com   “In sly and subtle ways, House skillfully beckons readers to dig deep into their own hearts and minds.”  —Atlanta Journal-Constitution “House, evoking writers such as Rick Bass and Wendell Berry, serves up earnest, plainspoken characters nestled into lavishly drawn natural settings. He paints, too, an equally if less violently vivid portrait of Key West… He is that rare stylist on whose descriptions— incantations, really—one wishes to linger.”  —Garden & Gun   “A master storyteller, Silas House shows a keen understanding of the modern South wrestling with change.”  —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “Given all the stories we have of the South in print, this one is, in a quiet way, revolutionary.”  —Asheville Citizen-Times “Southernmost engages my most deeply hidden fears and hopes. Silas House has all the gifts of a passionate storyteller, and to this book he adds the heartfelt convictions of a man willing to voice what we so seldom see in print—the ways in which with all good intentions we can mess up and go wrong, and only later try to sort out how we can win our own redemption. I love this book, and for it, I love Silas House.”—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina   “This beautifully crafted novel brims with a spirit of hopeful humanity as one man’s effort to make himself a better person casts ripples in the world around him. “—Charles Frazier, author of Varina 'Southernmost offers no easy conclusions about forgiveness, religion or moral courage. Rather, this novel weighs the high costs of confronting the way our beliefs evolve in response to our lives, as well as the costs of denying that evolution. But House also succeeds in telling a satisfying story—one that resonates beyond the issues of the day, toward something deeper and larger.”—Knoxville News-Sentinel “Though it never turns a blind eye to the cruelties of which we’re capable, Southernmost is nonetheless assured in its belief that we can learn from, grow with, and find sustenance in each other. I devoured it like a thriller, standing in a pool in New Orleans one weekend this summer, crying all the while.”—Paste “An evangelical preacher learns ‘judge not” is easier said than done . . . a reflection on the ways in which one man struggles to see beyond his own delusions. The strength is Southernmost lies in its exploration of the messiness of life.”  —The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) “Lyrical and thoughtful . . . House builds suspense slowly and carefully, favoring complexity and ambiguity over a simple resolution.”—Columbus Dispatch 'In Silas House’s moving new novel, a pastor wrestles with a crisis not just of faith, but of all the apparent certainties of his life: a crisis of marriage, of community, of fatherhood. This is a novel of painful, finally revelatory awakening, of fierce love and necessary disaster, of the bravery required to escape the prison of our days, to make a better and more worthy life.”—Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You 'Silas House's characters are as real to me as my own family. Southernmost is a novel for our time, a courageous and necessary book.'—Jennifer Haigh, author of Heat and Light 'This contemporary spiritual journey is also a love story and a classic road novel—a chase—filled with unrelenting suspense all the way. I have to say honestly that toward the end, you literally cannot put it down (well, you can’t put it down at the beginning, either!) as Southernmost moves from the flood-ravaged mountains of Tennessee down the eastern seaboard to the exotic locale of southern Florida. Perhaps because the cast of major characters is small, the degree of character development in this novel is extraordinary, from doubt-torn Asher, his rigid wife and loving granny Zelda back home in Kentucky; to Key West innkeeper Bell, an enormous woman in a muu-muu, a great cook and piano player extraordinaire with her own secrets; to her mysteriously sad and beautiful helper Evona who tends the jungly trees, plants, and flowers; to the most interesting of all, 9-year-old Justin who turns out to be a very unusual child, an old soul and mystic himself. With its themes of acceptance and equality, Southernmost holds a special meaning for America right now, with relevance even beyond its memorable story.'—Lee Smith, author of Dimestore   “Southernmost is an emotional tsunami. The classic themes of great literature written about family life are upended here in a modern twist as a father and son flee one life in search of another; as estranged brothers separated by time and their judgement of one another seek redemption and through the women in their lives, antagonists in the struggle who become grace notes on the road to redemption. This is a story of faith lost and love found, and what we must throw overboard on the journey in order to keep moving. A treasure.' —Adriana Trigiani, author of Kiss Carlo “Bracing, honest, and luminous, Southernmost is a beautiful portrait of a father’s love, a faithful man’s search for new meaning, and Key West itself, where gaudy, touristy splendor hides the city’s truest soul.”—Seattle Book Review “Nobody writes the varied landscapes—physical, emotional, and cultural—of the American South quite like [House] does . . . a stirring, haunting tale of faith and family at a crossroads, woven through with his sumptuous descriptions and poetic sentences that demand to be lingered over and reread.”—Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King “Southernmost is a well-crafted work that is both emotionally and philosophically resonant. Using detailed imagery and rich dialogue, House allows readers to witness how the transformation of one’s moral foundations, no matter how noble, can disrupt a person’s sense of community and security. It is also a story of freeing the self from the captivity of our various societal structures. House’s depiction of the contemporary South is vivid, accessible and incredibly enchanting, even during the book’s darkest moments. Southernmost is a remarkable meditation on faith, morality, loss and love—a transcendent work that has the power to entertain, educate and heal at the same time.”—BookPage   “His storytelling is rich, but also spare, with descriptive passages that engage all five senses . . . And his characters . . . are so complicated and real that it’s a shame to have to put the book down. Most of all, Southermost is a reminder that life is hard, and it is beautiful.”—Booklist (starred review)   “[A] suspenseful narrative about a father and son navigating personal and spiritual upheaval . . . [that] will leave readers floored. House’s fine moral drama pleasingly mixes spiritual reflection and a story of personal healing.”—Publishers Weekly   “A road novel that mixes warmth, empathy, tragedy, and hope. A brave tale of human generosity and the power and peace that come from heeding the courage of one's convictions.”—Kirkus Reviews “In Southernmost, Silas House meditates on love and reinterprets it. It is highly commendable and brave on the part of House to show the limits of our faith and infinite ways to love. Written in beautiful prose, he has created powerful characters. Southernmost is full of love and human warmth.”—The Washington Book Review   “A journey of self-discovery, Southernmost dives into the familiar, troubled waters of toxic religion and masculinity to rescue a story of love between men—fathers, sons, brothers, and lovers. House deftly shows there’s no place insulated from a necessary confrontation with the past. Plumbing the depths of love and judgment, this novel is surprising in the places it’ll take you. It’s an unflinching yet generous portrait of rural America that’s honest, refreshing, and complex.”—Foreword Reviews (starred) '[House] writes much like fellow Kentuckian Robert Penn Warren, in lyric prose that seems on the verge of poetry. Southernmost is a novel with a heart, but it also makes readers think.'—Wilmington Star News “The perfect book for our times.”–Coastal Illustrated   Read more About the Author Silas House is the author of five novels, including A Parchment of Leaves. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and a former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. House is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is the winner of the E. B. White Award, the Nautilus Award, the Appalachian Book of the Year, the Hobson Medal for Literature, and other honors.   Read more

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This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

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Pdf:This Is How It Always Is: A Novel.Amazon.com Review In recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of memoirs from transgender individuals and from parents forging uncharted waters in order to help their transgender children live happy, healthy lives in a society that still largely defines gender by what’s in your pants. In her novel This is How It Always Is Laurie Frankel takes those real-life experiences and puts them into a big-hearted story of family and secrets. Penn and Rosie are a close, loving couple, living in Madison, Wisconsin with their five boys. But it becomes evident before long that their youngest, Claude, feels like he should have been born a girl. So how do these strong, supportive parents go about helping their son live as the person he wants to be? It’s a fascinating thing to behold. The nuances and unforeseen pitfalls of trying to protect your child from fear and hate while nurturing a sense of acceptance is daunting. What is private and what is a secret, and what is, really, nobody’s business? Sometimes secrets have a way of materializing in the blink of an eye or the span of an innocuous question, and this novel is about the lengths we will go, as parents and siblings, to protect each other. And how we react when our secrets are exposed. This is How It Always Is in an incredible read that speaks to the heart of what it means to love and be loved by family. --Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review Read more Review “It’s early days, but this big-hearted novel about a family with a transgender child is in the lead for the most sensitively and sincerely told story of 2017…Frankel’s portrayal of even the most openhearted parents’ doubts and fears around a child’s gender identity elevates this novel.”―People, “Book of the Week”“Deeply satisfying…An intimate family story…Day-to-day parenting dilemmas are where Frankel shines.”―The New York Times Book Review“Brave, complicated, occasionally horrifying and frequently very funny…Frankel is a first-rate storyteller.'―Seattle Times“Frankel has tackled this controversial topic in a warm, funny and honest way and one that will undoubtedly spark thought and conversation.”―The Fort Worth Star-Telegram“Frankel’s writing is witty and wise, and her characters are reminiscent of those in family capers such as the film The Royal Tenenbaums or Commonwealth, Ann Patchett’s recent novel about an eclectic brood…This is a fascinating, gut-wrenching, timely and enjoyable read―and a must for your next book-club discussion.”―Edge“This Is How It Always Is isn’t only a novel about the challenges of life with an atypical child. It’s a story about the challenges of parenting and love, period...This beautiful story is deeply personal, a heart-rending glimpse of an author writing her way to understanding.”―BookPage“A novel of great empathy and compassion that transcends politics…This is a family that you will take into your heart and―like all friends―you will welcome the changes that they bring to your life.”―The Seattle Review of Books“Sly and charming…Comes at the perfect time…This Is How It Always Is explores the travails of a modern family, where challenges about a child’s gender are the same as any other struggles of growing up.”―Shelf Awareness“A bold, honest, heartbreaking story about the choices parents make, and how life goes on, but not always according to plan. This must-read novel… is the perfect pick for book clubs.”―PopSugar“One of the most timely and big-hearted family stories I have read in a long time…This is a beautiful novel about the unexpected curve balls of parent and sibling relationships, and the limitless boundaries of family love.”―Bustle“This wise and often funny novel is a compassionate lesson in discovering and welcoming what makes each of us unique.” ―Redbook “Illuminatingly nuanced and heartfelt, This Is How It Always Is is the story of how a family evolves―and grows―together.'―Refinery29“Sharp and surprising. This is a wonderfully contradictory story―heartwarming and generous, yet written with a wry sensibility.”―Publishers Weekly ('Pick of the Week,' starred review)'Well-plotted, well-researched, and unflaggingly interesting...As thought-provoking a domestic novel as we have seen this year.'―Kirkus (starred review)“I was lucky enough to receive an advance reading copy of this very special book about a family with a secret. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think. Preorder your copy now.”―Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Truly Madly Guilty“Laurie Frankel writes with more heart than anyone I can think of...With emotional acuity, admirable bravery, utter compassion, and complete understanding, she’s created a family attempting to forge a path through one of life’s most mystifying challenges: how to define what it is that makes your child who he or she is: unique, beloved, and whole. This is a novel everyone should read. It’s brilliant. It’s bold. And it’s time.” ―Elizabeth George, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Banquet of Consequences “In This is How It Always Is, Laurie Frankel spins a beguiling tale of a sprawling, loving, ever-changing, unconventional, and yet completely typical modern family as they make their way though a world with no easy answers and no magic solutions. How does Frankel pull off such a story? With great humor and candor. With a powerful narrative voice, and a forthrightness so compelling, we are drawn into the family circle to laugh and cry with them, and to ponder issues great and small. An intimate, wonderfully moving novel that is especially relevant in today’s world.”―Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain“This is a perfect book club book, a book that should be read in schools, and one of my favorite reads of the year. A challenging subject handled with honesty, grace, humor, dignity, and most of all, love.”―Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet“A lively and fascinating story of a thoroughly modern family and the giant, multifaceted love that binds them. This Is How It Always Is sparkles with wit and wisdom.”―Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette “Laurie Frankel has written one of those very rare, special novels that examines the way we live―in our homes, in our families, in our bodies―with an astonishing balance of humor, complexity, and above all, kindness. This Is How It Always Is teaches us to look beyond the traditional binary oppositions of boy vs. girl, right vs. wrong, real vs. make-believe, and to find courage and beauty in the in-between.”―Ruth Ozeki, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale for the Time Being Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story

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Pdf:Call Me Cockroach: Based on a True Story.Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's. They say she'll never trust again after being betrayed by the people she loved most, or silence the voices inside her head telling her she's worthless and unloved. She's doomed to suffer a lifetime of depression and self-destructive behavior, and destined to be drawn to people who will again abuse her. That's what the experts say. And the thing about experts is - they're usually right. Call Me Cockroach is a chilling illustration of the unfortunate truth that no one comes away from severe childhood trauma unscathed. For those of you familiar with Byrne's debut book, Call Me Tuesday, this memoir is the rest of the story. To everyone else, it's a glimpse into the tormented mind and troubled heart of a woman struggling to overcome the debilitating aftermath of a horrific childhood.

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Cigar Club: Open Tab, Book 2

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Pdf:Cigar Club: Open Tab, Book 2.Fallon Foster is Whiskey Springs' self-proclaimed token lesbian. She isn't a token any longer. After her year-long affair with best friend Andi Maguire ends, Fallon hopes to earn the trust and win the heart of the town's newest resident, Riley Main. Ghosts from the past still haunt Fallon and Riley. Informed by loss and betrayal, the pair endeavors to find their way to each other. Along the way, their growing affection and burgeoning relationship will change the lives and the paths of more people than Riley and Fallon could imagine. As Fallon and Riley begin to discover life together, Andi must learn how to live alone. A trip back to her former home in San Diego for Riley, family upheaval for Andi, and a visit from an old flame for Fallon will put their hearts and their relationships to the test. Against the backdrop of a small Vermont town, three women will learn that love always requires a little bit of letting go. Rich with a colorful cast of characters, Whiskey Springs is a place where even if everybody doesn't know your name, somebody knows your business.Enjoy a pint at Murphy's Law with Fallon, Riley, Andi, Ida, Carol and their colorful friends, and discover that life is all about finding a place to call home.Cigar Club is the second installment in the Open Tab series by best-selling author JA Armstrong.

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Sugar Run: A Novel

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Pdf:Sugar Run: A Novel.Amazon.com Review Jodi McCarty just can’t catch a break. Fresh out a 18-year stint in prison, for a mysterious crime we learn about as the story unfolds, she is eager to return to her slice of Shangri-La in the Appalachian Mountains. But first she takes a detour that, however well-meaning, ends up threatening to throw her aim of staying on the straight and narrow off course. Mesha Maren packs a lot into Sugar Run, a Southern noir that follows our heroine’s dogged attempts to rebuild her life, efforts that are stymied by things both outside and inside her control (for starters, the woman has woefully terrible taste in romantic partners). Maren writes beautifully and with keen insight, but what makes this debut truly special is her ability to engender compassion in deeply flawed characters; that’s the power of good fiction. --Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review Read more Review One of Southern Living's Best New Books of Winter 2019 “The literary lineages here are hard-boiled fiction and film noir, but on every page of her debut novel, Mesha Maren creates bold new takes on those venerable genres, a much needed refresh of worn tropes and clichés. Maren is masterly at describing America’s modern wastelands, the blasted towns not yet and maybe never-to-be the beneficiaries of rehabilitation and reoccupation. You can almost see Maren—like Raymond Chandler—cutting each typed page into three strips and requiring each strip to contain something delightful (startling simile, clever dialogue, brilliant description) offered to the reader as a recompense for a world that presses up against you all raw and aggressive and dangerous. A language that fully owns its power to capture just that 'heart-wild magic.' ”—Charles Frazier, The New York Times Book Review “A darkly steamy first novel . . . ravishingly rugged . . . a literary page-turner, hair-raising in both plot and prose. Maren writes with windswept grace and stark sensuality.'—O, The Oprah Magazine   “Sugar Run is a shining debut, with a heady admixture of explosive plot and taut, burnished prose. This is a book that loves its wounded characters and troubled places, and in so deeply loving, it finds a terrible truth and beauty where other writers wouldn't have found the courage to look. I'm glad to be among the first to sing the praise of this young writer when I say that Mesha Maren writes like a force of nature.”—Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies “Crisp as mountain air and full of grit and heart, Maren’s writing announces a new voice in the Appalachian noir genre.”  —Garden & Gun “We love Mesha Maren’s Sugar Run, a gritty noir novel like you’ve never read before.”—Entertainment Weekly   “A tense, atmospheric Southern noir spiked with queer themes, Sugar Run weaves between two timelines in its depiction of Jodi, a woman just finishing an 18-year prison sentence.”—Entertainment Weekly (The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2019)   “Sugar Run throttles . . . The clip is fast and exciting.”—Wall Street Journal “Through exquisite prose and beautifully nuanced storytelling, Maren offers a complicated examination of love, identity, the passage of time, and the way small decisions can propel a life forward.  . . . undeniably tender.”—Bustle   “In her darkly crackling debut novel, Mesha Maren takes readers for a wild ride, the kind that feels like you’re hurtling down a backwoods road at night, not quite sure if you’re ever going to be able to stop, wondering if you might even suddenly take flight. Maren’s story jumps back-and-forth in time, following the lives of two women, both aching with their need for love and freedom. Maren details the struggles and triumphs of these women with unflinching precision and language as beautiful and ferocious as a summer storm.”—Nylon.com (50 Books You’ll Want to Read in 2019)   “In Masha Maren's impressive debut, Jodi McCarty is released from prison after an 18-year sentence and is determined not to repeat past mistakes. While wandering around the South, she meets a young woman named Miranda, who has just left an abusive relationship. Together, they go looking for someone from Jodi's past and head to West Virginia—followed by the demons that haunt them both. This slow-burning novel asks if we can ever really escape the past and start over.”—RealSimple.com “Character-driven . . . Sugar Run gains its strength from Maren’s uncompromising storytelling and her insistence on showing even the most painful realities . . . Seamless.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch   “Intriguing . . . lyrical . . . Maren adroitly incorporates issues surrounding poverty in rural America into her narrative, including drug dealing and addiction; lack of jobs; fracking, which destroys communities and the land’s ecological health; and gun violence, which can change everything in a moment. Maren’s story is engaging and full of damaged and provocative characters who, like all of us, can be misled by our hearts.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune   “Caught in the divide between the haves and the have-nots, Jodi is a perfect illustration of the fallacy that good intentions and hard work reap success . . . she does the best she can, tugging her heartstrings tight around her substitute family of misfits, each one of them desperate to escape their messy past lives. But in her effort to save everyone else, she risks losing sight of herself.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Take a chance on an unfamiliar author and be rewarded with a fresh perspective, original language and a bold plot . . . Raw, unsentimental language saturates this atmospheric novel and realistically depicts the texture and tenor of a former convict’s first days of freedom . . . Mesha Maren’s debut may be bleak, but it is so honest in its depiction of the families we are born into as well as those we create, and how we make the same mistakes we've made before, even when we think we’re not.”—Addison County Independent   “The interlocked and heartbreaking stories of Jodi and Miranda and Lee and Paula and Paula’s simple, badly used brother unfold in language that is just plain grittily gorgeous. These are stories of violence and passion and squashed hope . . . and you will feel every word. A highly recommended debut.—Library Journal (starred review)   “Remarkable . . . An accomplished short story writer, Maren makes her debut count with emotionally charged prose and a sense of the yearning we all have for home.”—BookPage   “Maren writes beautifully and with keen insight, but what makes this debut truly special is her ability to engender compassion in deeply flawed characters; that’s the power of good fiction.”—Amazon Book Review   “There’s an awful lot of talk about the underrepresentation of rural (or suburban, or urban) working class life in the higher echelons of American literary culture. And while to some extent that might be true, the stories are there, as are the writers, we just need to pay attention. To wit, Mesha Maren’s debut novel, about a young woman’s return to rural West Virginia after 18 years in prison, deserves your attention.”—Lit Hub   “In Maren's darkly engrossing debut novel, two women yearning for freedom fall in love, but the secrets of the past and betrayals in the present threaten to crush them. [She] skillfully handles a dual plot, alternating chapters set in the near-present and 20 years before. The novel's noir tone and taut suspense are enriched by Maren's often lovely prose, especially in descriptions of the natural world, and sharp observations . . . This impressive first novel combines beautifully crafted language and a steamy Southern noir plot to fine effect.”—Kirkus Reviews   “Maren’s impressive debut is replete with luminous prose that complements her cast of flawed characters.”—Publishers Weekly   “Dread and a lush natural world infuse Maren's noir-tinged debut as she carefully relays soul-crushing realities and myths of poverty and privilege, luck and rehabilitation, and the human needs that can precede criminality through love-starved loner Jodi and her band of fellow hungry souls.”—Booklist   “In her debut, Sugar Run, novelist Mesha Maren plumbs the human dimensions of the economic and opioid addiction crises of rural West Virginia. And she does so with the kind of attentiveness and sensitivity that invites favorable comparison with the work of writers like Chris Offutt and Tony Earley.”—Shelf Awareness (starred review)   “Mesha Maren’s timely debut novel, Sugar Run, is a roughly honest and poetic exploration of a sense of self in 21st century Appalachia, and of contemporary rural America. The story engages with the truths of mass incarceration in our country, gender identity, self-discovery and a sense of place.”—Asheville Citizen Times “Maren’s storytelling style is starkly unique. She creates a dynamic between the past and present that reveals just enough to keep you invested in the story . . . enjoyable.”—The DA   “The arch was dramatic, fresh and gritty, and Maren powerfully depicted the repetitive nature of personal mistakes, despite a change in environment. This makes the protagonist endearing and sincere . . . Maren ultimately shines a light on queer Appalachian women and tackles land usage, fracking and property rights in her verbose debut novel . . . Sugar Run is particularly important because of its highlight of issues in small-town, underprivileged communities.”—The Daily Emerald “Sugar Run, the strong and insightful first novel from Mesha Maren, puts stories to lives that are ordinarily overlooked, exploring damaged souls and damaged land, the need for that redemptive sense of connection to places and people. Maren writes prose that moves us ever deeper into her world without strain, but with sureness and vivid details. Drugs and flaring tempers, old wounds, and people who feel without hope but still dream of hope.' —Daniel Woodrell, author of Winter’s Bone   “Gorgeous sentences . . . Mesha Maren is a writer to watch.” —Chris Offutt, author of Country Dark   “Sugar Run is a joyride--an intoxicating, headlong exploration of the hazards of freedom and the deadly consequence of desire. Maren's blistering prose will take your breath away.”—C. Morgan Babst, author of The Floating World   'With Sugar Run, Mesha Maren announces herself as a wholly original voice in contemporary fiction. Full of diamond sharp sentences and perfect pacing, the novel runs wild like a mountain flash flood. In Jodi and Miranda and Paula, Maren gives us something we’ve needed for a long time now. Something new.”—Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia  'Sugar Run is one of the most riveting novels I’ve read in years. How rare it is to find a writer who brings the reader so deeply into the physical world, letting her fully inhabit a place, a time, a character’s physical being, while also propelling a plot forward with the kind of momentum not often found so perfectly wedded to such beautiful language, such languid and sensual and potent imagery. The atmosphere of Sugar Run will cling to this reader for months, after which she will read it again. This is the debut of a major new voice, one who offers us a reality more vibrant than our reality, but honest, raw, and believable.'—Laura Kasischke, author of Mind of Winter Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Southernmost

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Pdf:Southernmost.In this stunning novel about judgment, courage, heartbreak, and change, author Silas House wrestles with the limits of belief and the infinite ways to love.  In the aftermath of a flood that washes away much of a small Tennessee town, evangelical preacher Asher Sharp offers shelter to two gay men. In doing so, he starts to see his life anew - and risks losing everything: his wife, locked into her religious prejudices; his congregation, which shuns Asher after he delivers a passionate sermon in defense of tolerance; and his young son, Justin, caught in the middle of what turns into a bitter custody battle.  With no way out but ahead, Asher takes Justin and flees to Key West, where he hopes to find his brother, Luke, whom he'd turned against years ago after Luke came out. And it is there, at the southernmost point of the country, that Asher and Justin discover a new way of thinking about the world, and a new way of understanding love.  Southernmost is a tender and affecting book, a meditation on love and its consequences.

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Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel

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Pdf:Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel.Review “The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . Because its heroine dares to be her unique and spirited self, despite society’s biases about class and sexuality, Rubyfruit Jungle has helped generations of readers to do the same. If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem   “Groundbreaking.”—The New York Times   “Powerful . . . a truly incredible book . . . I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later.”—The Boston Globe  “You can’t fully know—or enjoy—how much the world has changed without reading this truly wonderful book.”—Andrew Tobias, author of The Best Little Boy in the World   “A crass and hilarious slice of growing up ‘different,’ as fun to read today as it was in 1973.”—The Rumpus   “Molly Bolt is a genuine descendant—genuine female descendant—of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter.”—Donna E. Shalala“A trailblazing literary coup at publication . . . It was the right book at the right time.”—Lee Lynch, author of Beggar of Love Read more About the Author Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown series; the Sister Jane series; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; In Her Day; and Six of One, as well as several other novels. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Little Fish

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Pdf:Little Fish.When thirty-year-old trans woman Wendy Reimer comes across evidence that her late grandfather—a devout Mennonite farmer—might have been transgender himself, she dismisses this revelation, having other problems at hand. But as she and her friends struggle to cope with their increasingly volatile lives—which range from alcoholism, to sex work, to suicide—Wendy grows increasingly drawn to the lost pieces of her grandfather’s life, becoming determined to unravel the mystery of his truth.Alternately warm-hearted and dark-spirited, desperate and mirthful, Little Fish explores the winter of discontent in the life of one transgender woman as her past and future become irrevocably entwined.

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Trumpet: A Novel

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Pdf:Trumpet: A Novel.Review WINNER OF THE 1998 GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE'It has a humanity and sympathy which engaged me from start to finish. And its energy and directness made it a treat to read. . . . [Trumpet makes] us see that people apparently very unlike ourselves are in fact very much like ourselves. . . . Love is not usually such a triumphant idea in modern writing, but I think Jackie Kay makes it believably and vividly so.'-- Ian Jack, Granta'Kay spins a love story, a fairy tale, and a psychological thriller out of one deep secret. She has a great gift for delving inside sundry souls, making poetry of their quirks. At its best, her prose ripples like jazz and brims with exquisite insights.' -- Andrea Ashworth, author of Once in a House on Fire'Jackie Kay makes the unbelievable gloriously real. For a first novel this is remarkably assured, full of melody and tension. Each character is given a singing part, bouncing notes and harmonies off each other as Joss's story is teasingly, movingly revealed. ...Trumpet is a love story and a lament, beautifully told.' -- Eithne Farry, Time Out'A hypnotic story...about the walls between what is known and what is secret--. Spare, haunting, dreamlike.'---Time'Splendid...[Kay's] imaginative leaps in story and language will remind some readers of a masterful jazz solo.'---The San Francisco Chronicle Read more From the Inside Flap 'Supremely humane.... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love.'--'The New York Times Book Review In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant tale of loving deception and lasting devotion. The death of legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody exposes an extraordinary secret, one that enrages his adopted son, Colman, leading him to collude with a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press, his widow Millie flees to a remote Scottish village, where she seeks solace in memories of their marriage. The reminiscences of those who knew Joss Moody render a moving portrait of a shared life founded on an intricate lie, one that preserved a rare, unconditional love. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Sugar Run: A Novel

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Pdf:Sugar Run: A Novel.In 1989, Jodi McCarty is 17 years old when she's sentenced to life in prison. When she's released 18 years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends. There, she meets and falls in love with Miranda, a troubled young mother living in a motel room with her children. Together they head toward what they hope will be a fresh start. But what do you do with your past - and with a town and a family that refuses to forget, or to change?Set within the charged insularity of rural West Virginia, Mesha Maren's Sugar Run is a searing and gritty debut about making a break for another life, the use and treachery of makeshift families, and how, no matter the distance we think we've traveled from the mistakes we've made, too often we find ourselves standing in precisely the place we began.

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The Body Myth

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Pdf:The Body Myth.Review 'Mukherjee explores the boundaries of socially acceptable romantic love in her debut novel, which is also an intriguing exploration of narrative style.' ―Booklist'Like the Rasagura fruit Rheea Mukherjee so eloquently writes about, The Body Myth is a tender love story at its core: sweet, sour, and bursting with wisdom. An intoxicating read.' ―Neel Patel, author of If You See Me, Don't Say Hi'Witty, melancholic, and dramatic by turns, Rheea Mukherjee’s The Body Myth is a touching love story about misfits searching for togetherness, even if that togetherness might not be healthy for all concerned… The Body Myth is a compelling tale, rich in emotional undercurrents and empathy for its unconventional characters.' ―Foreword Reviews'Rheea Mukherjee has written a thought provoking and memorable meditation on the meaning of life. In seductive prose, The Body Myth, explores the depths and boundaries of relationships, conventional and unconventional, and the meaning of intimacy in sickness and health. A fine novel.'―Soniah Kamal, award winning author of Unmarriageable: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan Read more About the Author Rheea Mukherjee received her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in several publications including Scroll.in, Southern Humanities Review, Out of Print, QLRS and Bengal Lights, among others. Her previous stories have been Pushcart nominees, Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Finalists, and semi-finalists for the Black Lawrence Press Award. Rheea spent her childhood in the US and her teens in India. She came back to the States for college and her MFA, and then returned to Bangalore, where she currently resides. She co-founded Bangalore Writers Workshop in 2012 and currently co-runs Write Leela Write, a Design and Content Laboratory in Bangalore. The Body Myth is her first novel. You can learn more about Rheea at www.rheeamukherjee.com. Read more

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Little Fish

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Pdf:Little Fish.Review 'I have never felt as seen, understood, or spoken to as I did when I read Little Fish. Never before in my life. Casey remains one of THE authors to read if you want to understand the interior lives of trans women in this century.' —Meredith Russo, author of If I Was Your Girl'Plett has captured the multitude of emotions and decisions that can overwhelm our lives, from loneliness and self-destruction to the redemptive power of family and self-love.' —The Advocate ('Best Books of the Year')'There is a dark place most novels don't touch. If you've ever been there, maybe you know how exhilarating it can be to read a book like this, a book that captures the darkness so honestly, so accurately, that you can finally begin to let it go. Fearless and messy and oozing with love, Little Fish is a devastating book that I don't ever want to be without.' —Zoey Leigh Peterson, author of Next Year, For Sure'A confident, moving work that reports unflinchingly on the lives of trans women ... Little Fish is a powerful and important debut. Plett has masterfully painted her characters as both deeply complex and relatable.' —National Post Read more About the Author Casey Plett is the author of the short story collection A Safe Girl to Love and co-editor of the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. She wrote a column on transitioning for McSweeney's Internet Tendency and her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Maclean's, The Walrus, Plenitude, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction and received an Honour of Distinction from The Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Sh elives in Windsor, Ontario. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pennsylvania Station

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Pdf:Pennsylvania Station.Review 'Horrigan's novel is convincingly at home in its time period, full of wonderful details and forthright opinions about architecture and art, family dynamics, and the fight over civil rights.' - Kirkus Reviews'Whether it is flirting with a sexy stranger who sits next to you in a Broadway theater, public sex in a dressing room in Rome, or seeking emotional solace in Palladio's La Rotonda, Pennsylvania Station, with its echoes of Henry James and E. M. Forster, amazingly collapses the profound grief of losing the past with the fear of gazing into a new future.' - Michael Bronski, author of A Queer History of the United States Read more

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More Happy Than Not

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Pdf:More Happy Than Not.Happiness shouldn't be this hard... When it first gets announced, the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto; miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor, how his friends all seem to shrug him off, and how his father committed suicide in their one-bedroom apartment. He has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough. Then Thomas shows up. He doesn't mind Aaron's obsession over the Scorpius Hawthorne books and has a sweet movie setup on his roof. There are nicknames. Aaron's not only able to be himself, but happiness feels easy with Thomas. The love Aaron discovers may cost him what's left of his life. But since Aaron can't suddenly stop being gay, Leteo may be the only way out.

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The Parting Glass

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Pdf:The Parting Glass.Review 'Downton Abbey meets Gangs of New York in this darkly compelling debut. In a world where high-society debutantes and industry titans live oblivious of the immigrant poor and desperate on their doorsteps, proud and clever Irishwoman Mary Ballard moves easily between both spheres, acting by day as prim lady's maid to society heiress Charlotte Walden and letting loose by night in the company of her reckless twin brother and his gang of none-too-savory compatriots. Mary harbors a secret passion for the beautiful Charlotte, who only has eyes for Mary's brother, and this claustrophobic love triangle of stifled desire and class warfare plays out to deadly, devastating effect. A gem of a novel to be inhaled in one gulp.' (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network)'Read The Parting Glass for its rich tapestry of 1830s lower Manhattan, where the stately drawing rooms of wealthy WASPs on Washington Square are sustained by the cheap labour drawn from the tenements nearby. Or read it as a fascinating study of immigration and social class, race and ethnicity, religion and sexuality in early New York. Or as the tale of Maire O'Farrell and her twin brother Seanin, fresh off the boat, who help each other lie to get work in a wealthy household—until they both fall in love with the daughter of the house. Or read it as a tragedy of lies and a triumph of love, or a delicious subversion of the marriage plot. But read it.'  (Nicola Griffith, author of Hild and So Lucky)“Knotted thickly with secrets both fervid and calculating, to read The Parting Glass is to enter a jungle of passions and lies.  Immaculately researched and gorgeously written, this book is noteworthy for its grasp of the agony caused by hiding cracks in the human heart.  A thoughtful, lyrical, sensuous, moving tour-de-force.” (Lyndsay Faye, author of Jane Steele)'Delectable....Guadagnino’s story of the sumptuous world of the privileged and the precarious, difficult environs of the immigrant working poor is highlighted by vibrant characters and a well-paced plot, which will pull readers into the tangled tale.'  (Publishers Weekly)“Set in nineteenth-century New York, Guadagnino's erotically charged debut novel is packed with intrigue, confessions, and betrayal. Fans of Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures (2009) and Anthony Doerr's All the Light We Cannot See (2014) will be impressed by Guadagnino's vivid portrayal of female companionship and the blurred boundaries of friendship, love, and something deeper. Exploring class mobility and identity, The Parting Glass is an impressive debut.”   (Booklist)“The slow unfolding of Maire’s story is well-done as Guadagnino reveals details morsel by morsel…The careful explanations of life in the Walden house are well-drawn, and anyone who has watched Downton Abbey will feel right at home…Guadagnino should be commended for tackling a much-ignored piece of our past and giving voice to those who didn’t have one in 1837.” (Historical Novels Reviews) Read more About the Author Gina Marie Guadagnino holds a BA in English from New York University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. Her work has appeared in the Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction, Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker (and Reader). She lives in New York City with her family. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Mostly Dead Things

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Pdf:Mostly Dead Things.Review “Mostly Dead Things is one of the strangest and funniest and most surprising first novels I’ve ever read. A love letter to Florida and to family, to half-lit swamps and the 7/11, and to the beasts that only pretend to hold their poses inside us. In Kristen Arnett’s expert hands, taxidermy becomes a language to capture our species’ impossible and contradictory desire to be held and to be free.” - Karen Russell, author of SWAMPLANDIA!“If Heather Lewis and Joy Williams had a child it might be this―I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel like it. There’s a gunslinger cool to every sentence, like someone is telling you the last story they’ll ever tell you. Kristen Arnett is the queen of the Florida no one has ever told you about, and on every page she brings it to a steely and vivid life.” - Alexander Chee, author of HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL“Mostly Dead Things packs messed-up families, scandalous love affairs, art, life, death and the great state of Florida into one delicious, darkly funny package. Kristen Arnett is wickedly talented and a wholly original voice” - Jami Attenberg, author of ALL GROWN UP“Kristen Arnett has written a portrait of an American family grieving their dead and their living, and lovingly tearing one another to shreds in the process. Too, this is a book about salvaging, about the Mortons’ refusal to abandon what remains, to be buoys and coconspirators for one another’s hearts. Mostly Dead Things is a vicious and tender beast, alive with wry humor and the undeniable beauty of the ways we love.” - Danielle Lazarin, author of BACK TALK“Hilarious, deeply morbid, and full of heart.” - BuzzFeed“Precisely as strange, riotous, searing, and subversive as you’d want it to be. And, yes, its humor is as dark and glinting as the black plastic eye of a taxidermy ferret. . . . [A] celebration of the strangeness of life and love and loss, all of it as murky as a Florida swamp but beautiful in its wildness.” - NYLON Read more About the Author Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer. She won the 2017 Coil Book Award for her debut short fiction collection, Felt in the Jaw, and was awarded Ninth Letter's 2015 Literary Award in Fiction. She's a columnist for Literary Hub and her work has either appeared or is upcoming at North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, Volume 1 Brooklyn, Bennington Review, Tin House Flash Fridays/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Read more

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True Enough

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Pdf:True Enough.Review Boston Herald Delightful.The New York Times McCauley wants nothing more than to entertain us, and if that's become an old-fashioned thing to do, it may be because few writers do it so well.The Advocate If you haven't discovered Stephen McCauley yet, True Enough is a perfect place to start. His skill as both a writer and an observer of human nature is extraordinary.Esquire Smart and funny with understated finesse.USA Today Funny, poignant....There is a heartfelt quality to all of McCauley's work that is hard to forget. Read more About the Author Stephen McCauley is the author of Alternatives to Sex, True Enough, The Man of the House, The Easy Way Out, and The Object of My Affection. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visit his website at www.stephenmccauley.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

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Pdf:No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel.Review “A deeply charming tale of unexpected friendship.”―Entertainment Weekly (Must List) 'It says something about both the reach of Satyal's story and his wry skill as a storyteller, that, while I was reading, I kept thinking of Barbara Pym...No One Can Pronounce My Name explores the politics of sexual identity, as well as the immigrant and first-generation American experience, but, unfashionable as it may sound, the novel's greater achievement lies in the compassionate, comic way it explores the universal human experience of loneliness.”―Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “This story of trying to find one's way in a new country, and through grief, beautifully extracts and distills every single emotion. Readers will finish wanting more.”―Rolling Stone 'An absolutely charming portrait of an unlikely friendship.' ―The Seattle Times (Paperback Picks) 'Rakesh Satyal’s funny, big-hearted book is an interrogation of the possibilities of immigrant literature....Because Satyal’s cast is so diverse it’s easy to miss that he’s giving us the universality we hear so much about.'―The New Republic “Gentle, funny and utterly charming.”―The Seattle Times'A big-hearted, hopeful, and often very funny novel about the unpredictability of love . . . as well as a celebration of how, in America, it's never too late to rethink who you are―or who you might become. Satyal has created a set of characters you'll cheer for.'―Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times bestselling author of The People in the Trees and A Little Life'Affecting, kindhearted, and infectiously readable, No One Can Pronounce My Name is full of memorable characters joined by their yearning to belong. Rakesh Satyal spins a funny and unpredictable multigenerational tale that glitters with warmth and wisdom.'―Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? and Today Will Be Different'This humane, moving, and very funny book offers something precious and rare: a novel devoted to the life-giving bond of friendship. Through a quintessentially American tale of misfits and dreamers, Rakesh Satyal has given us a fresh vision of America: a country of strangers seeking connection, of households lit with contrary desires, held together by resourceful and enduring love.'―Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You'No One Can Pronounce My Name is a warm, life-affirming story of reckoning with past secrets, forging unexpected bonds, and finding the strength to be yourself. This big-hearted, utterly charming novel explores immigrant experience and family life with humor and compassion.'―Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You'Satyal expertly describes the everyday struggles that define his characters, and he elevates the extraordinary moments of normal life in this skilled and thought-provoking novel.'―Booklist (starred review) 'A funny, uplifting novel that delivers emotionally complex characters.'―Kirkus Reviews 'Rakesh Satyal writes with both tender empathy and sly wit, and his characters are vulnerable, admirable, and idiosyncratic. No One Can Pronounce My Name beautifully explores the challenges of asserting individuality in the face of societal and cultural proscriptions. Movingly and believably, Ranjana and Harit find each other, and then, thanks to their lovely friendship, themselves.'―Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man and The Astral'Satyal captures his characters’ experiences within a close-knit Indian community, rounded out with excellent supporting characters...who have their own stories to tell, resulting in a vivid, complex tale.'―Publishers Weekly “Insightful....an enjoyable read with an East Indian flair.”―Library Journal Read more About the Author RAKESH SATYAL is the author of the novel Blue Boy, which won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction and the 2010 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two fellowships from the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, Vulture, Out magazine, and The Awl. A graduate of Princeton University, he has taught in the publishing program at New York University and has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival. He lives in Brooklyn. Read more

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Imagine Me Gone

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Pdf:Imagine Me Gone.From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: How far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings - the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec - struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

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No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

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Pdf:No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel.A humorous and tender multigenerational novel about immigrants and outsiders - those trying to find their place in American society and within their own families. In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from their yoga class. Harit, a lonely Indian immigrant in his mid-40s, lives with his mother, who can no longer function after the death of Harit's sister, Swati. In a misguided attempt to keep both himself and his mother sane, Harit has taken to dressing up in a sari every night to pass himself off as his sister. Meanwhile, Ranjana, also an Indian immigrant in her mid-40s, has just seen her only child, Prashant, off to college. Worried that her husband has begun an affair, she seeks solace by writing paranormal romances in secret. When Harit and Ranjana's paths cross, they begin a strange yet necessary friendship that brings to light their own passions and fears. Rakesh Satyal's No One Can Pronounce My Name is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires.

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Hex: A Novel of Love Spells

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Pdf:Hex: A Novel of Love Spells.From Publishers Weekly Scott's ambitious but unwieldy second novel (after 1995's Traitor to the Race) explores black gay identity as it describes the power of the mysterious titular spellbook. At the start of the novel, Fidel Castro has just died, and amid the pandemonium of a near-future Miami, grad students Langston and Azaril search for their missing friend, Damian. Langston, struck by the odd nature of the chaos around him, visits his psychic aunt, Reginia, for help, and she gives him a hand-annotated copy of Hex, a book that belonged to Damian's father, Credence. With Damian's disappearance linked to the madness all around them, the answer lies in the powerful volume, amended by Damian's grandmother. Past and future entwine as they all search for answers that may well lie within themselves. The narrative shifts across a multitude of characters and eras, including New Orleans of 1953 and Los Angeles of 1971. Scott evokes an eternal present marked by strange, meaningful connections that defy the notion of coincidence. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author Darieck Scott is the author of the novel Traitor to the Race. His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Freedom in This Village, Black Like Us, Shade, and Giant Steps, among others. He is assistant professor of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he teaches African American literature and creative writing. Read more

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The Poison Bed

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Pdf:The Poison Bed.Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Poison Bed by E C Fremantle, read by Ross Anderson and Perdita Weeks. A Marriage. A Murder. One of them did it. Which of them will die for it? In the autumn of 1615, a scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?  

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions)

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray (Dover Thrift Editions).From the Back Cover In this celebrated work, his only novel, Wilde forged a devastating portrait of the effects of evil and debauchery on a young aesthete in late-19th-century England. Combining elements of the Gothic horror novel and decadent French fiction, the book centers on a striking premise: As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. It ranks as one of Wilde's most important creations and among the classic achievements of its kind. Read more About the Author Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) remains best known for his comedies of the 1890s, including The Importance of Being Earnest, and for his tragic imprisonment and untimely death. Read more

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Giovanni's Room

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Pdf:Giovanni's Room.Set in the 1950's Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

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Giovanni's Room

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Pdf:Giovanni's Room.Review “If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one.”  —Michael Ondaatje“A young American involved with both a woman and a man. . . . Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candor and yet with such dignity and intensity.”  —The New York Times“Absorbing . . . [with] immediate emotional impact.”   —The Washington Post“Mr. Baldwin has taken a very special theme and treated it with great artistry and restraint.”  —Saturday Review“Exciting  . . . a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction.”  —The Atlantic“Violent, excruciating beauty.”  —San Francisco Chronicle“To be James Baldwin is to touch on so many hidden places in Europe, America, the Negro, the white man —to be forced to understand so much.”   —Alfred Kazin“This author retains a place in an extremely select group; that composed of the few genuinely indispensable American writers.”  —Saturday Review“He has not himself lost access to the sources of his being —which is what makes him read and awaited by perhaps a wider range of people than any other major American writer.”  —The Nation“He is thought-provoking, tantalizing, irritating, abusing and amusing.  And he uses words as the sea uses waves, to flow and beat, advance and retreat, rise and take a bow in disappearing . . . the thought becomes poetry and the poetry illuminates thought.”   —Langston Hughes“He has become one of the few writers of our time.”   —Norman Mailer Read more About the Author James Baldwin was the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time, among other books. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Review 'A heady late-Victorian tale of double-living, in which Dorian's fatal, corruptive influence over women and men alike is suggestively indistinct.'  —Sarah Waters, author, Fingersmith --hhh'Every line that Wilde ever wrote affected me so enormously.'  —Morrissey, musician --hhh Read more About the Author Oscar Wilde was born on October 16, 1854, to the Irish nationalist and writer Speranza Wilde and the doctor William Wilde. After graduating from Oxford in 1878, Wilde moved to London, where he became notorious for his sharp wit and flamboyant style of dress. Though he was publishing plays and poems throughout the 1880s, it wasn t until the late 1880s and early 1890s that his work started to be received positively. In 1895, Oscar Wilde was tried for homosexuality and was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison. Tragically, this downfall came at the height of his career, as his plays, An Ideal Husband 'and The Importance of Being Earnest, 'were playing to full houses in London. He was greatly weakened by the privations of prison life, and moved to Paris after his sentence. Wilde died in a hotel room, either of syphilis or complications from ear surgery, in Paris, on November 30, 1900. Read more

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The Price of Salt

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Pdf:The Price of Salt.From the Back Cover A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.Author Patricia Highsmith is best known for her psychological thrillers Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Originally published in 1952 under a pseudonym, The Price of Salt was heralded as 'the novel of a love society forbids.' Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature.Dover (2015) republication of the edition originally published by Bantam Books, New York, 1953.See every Dover book in print atwww.doverpublications.com Read more About the Author Patricia Highsmith (1921–95) won the O. Henry Award for her first published short story, 'The Heroine.' Her 22 novels and eight collections of short stories include such well-known books as Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Highsmith engaged in sexual relationships with women as well as men, and The Price of Salt is regarded as highly autobiographical. Read more

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Featured title in the 2018 PBS Great American Reads  When The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1891, it evoked a tremendous amount of hostile criticism, in most part due to its immoral content. Oscar Wilde was identified with the "art for art's sake" movement of the 19th century which did not subordinate art to ethical instruction. However, this novel is indeed a morality tale about the hazards of egotistical self-indulgence.   "If it were I," exclaims Dorian, "who were always to be young and that picture that was to grow old . . . I would give my soul for that." With that spoken, the tale of this young hero of amazing beauty, Dorian Gray, begins. His pact with evil allows his portrait to take on his many sins and degradations while his physical appearance remains youthful. Over the years as he becomes cruel and vicious, even murderous, Dorian's young and perfect body is no longer enough to salvage his deteriorating mind and morality. Will justice and good prevail?

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Nightwood (New Edition)

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Pdf:Nightwood (New Edition).Review “One of the great masterworks of twentieth-century fiction.” - Vogue“Djuna Barnes is a writer of wild and original gifts. . . .To her name there is always to be attached the splendor of Nightwood, a lasting achievement of her great gifts and eccentricities---her passionate prose and, in this case, a genuineness of human passions.” - Elizabeth Hardwick“A masterpiece of modernism.” - The Washington Post Book World“To have been madly and disastrously in love is a kind of glory that can only be made intelligible in a sublime poetry―the revelatory and layered poetry of Djuna Barnes's masterpiece, Nightwood.” - Dorothy Allison, author of the National Book Award-nominated novel Bastard Out of Carolina Read more From the Back Cover 'A novel of extraordinary and appalling force...a kind of symbol of sinister magnificence.'―The New York Times 'One of the greatest books of the twentieth century.'―William S. BurroughsNightwood, Djuna Barnes's strange and sinuous tour de force, has become a classic of modernist and lesbian literature since its first publication in 1936. Set in Paris, Berlin, and Vienna during the decadent period between the two World Wars, Nightwood 'belongs to that small class of books that somehow reflect a time or an epoch' (Times Literary Supplement). It is the story of Robin Vote and those she destroys―her husband the 'Baron,' their child Guido, and the two women, Nora and Jenny, who love her; the whole is illuminated by the fantastic monologues of the renegade doctor Matthew O'Connor. Most striking of all is Barnes's unparalleled stylistic innovation, which led T. S. Eliot to proclaim the book 'so good that only sensibilities trained on poetry can wholly appreciate it,' and The New York Times Book Review to assert: 'Admired by Joyce, Nightwood is as important to the history of the 20th-century novel as Finnegans Wake―and more readable.' 'Nightwood is itself. It is its own created world, exotic and strange, and reading it is like drinking wine with a pearl dissolving in the glass. You have taken in more than you know, and it will go on doing its work. From now on a part of your is pearl-lined.'―from the Preface by Jeanette Winterson 'What I would leave the reader prepared to find is the great achievement of of a style, the beauty of phrasing, the brilliant of wit and characterization and a quality of horror and doom very nearly related to that of Elizabethan tragedy.'―from the Introduction by T. S. Eliot Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Orlando

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Pdf:Orlando.Exclusively from Audible Fantasy, love and an exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining story. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to the family of her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character, a fictional embodiment of Sackville-West, changes sex from a man to a woman and lives throughout the centuries, whilst meeting historical figures of English literature. The book opens with Orlando as a young nobleman in Elizabethan England who finds love with a Russian princess. During Charles II's reign, he is an ambassador to Constantinople and becomes a Duke. Orlando then goes on to wake as a beautiful woman, exploring the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Eventually becoming a wife and mother the tale ends in the year 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women. Upon plans to publish her 1588 poem 'The Oak Tree', written in the opening of the book, she reflects on her centuries of adventure. An exploration of androgyny and the creative life of a woman, it is considered a feminist work. Arguably one of Woolf's most popular stories, it marked a turning point in her career, departing from her more introspective works. Receiving both critical and financial success, it guaranteed Woolf's financial stability. There have been many adaptations made, including a 1992 film starring Tilda Swinton and an opera by composer Peter Aderhold which premiered at the Braunschweig State Theatre in in 2016. Narrator Biography Clare Higgins is an accomplished actress of screen and stage, winning three Olivier Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Sweet Bird of Youth (1995), Vincent in Brixton (2003) and Hecuba (2005). With a long and successful career in British and American theatre, she has also been a regular feature on our television screens. Her recent roles have included Miss Cackle in The Worst Witch (2017), Ohila in Doctor Who (2013 and 2015), Hazel Warren in EastEnders (2015) and Vivian in Rogue (2014). Claire Higgins is probably best known for her memorable and sinister performance as Julia in the horror films Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), with other film appearances including The Golden Compass (2007) and Small Faces (2006). With a voice and timing perfect for audio she has narrated many audiobooks, including Nick Hornby's How to Be Good and Joanna Trollope's The Best of Friends, and in 2009 portrayed Margaret Thatcher in the BBC Radio 4 drama A Family Affair.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Exclusively from Audible The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published in 1890 in the July edition of the Lippincott Magazine. Now, this special anniversary edition marks 50 years since the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was passed in England. 25p from every copy downloaded over the next 12 months will be donated to Stonewall, Britain's leading LGBT charity, to help the organisation further its work in securing full equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people everywhere. A damning portrayal of Victorian society, Wilde used his narrative to chastise his contemporaries for their superfluous and hypocritical values. Having also interspersed homoerotic scenes within the story, The Picture of Dorian Gray was unsurprisingly condemned for its 'indecency', forcing Wilde to publish a second, censored edition in 1891. Wilde defended his vision to the last, whilst simultaneously challenging assumptions about his private life and sexuality. He credited his inspiration for the text to the classic Faustian suggestion that given the chance, a man would undoubtedly sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth. When the protagonist, Dorian Gray, meets with the audacious Lord Henry Wotton, he is encouraged to indulge in his most vain and hedonistic of ambitions, thereby testing the boundaries of the law and living a life of unpunished anarchy. As handsome as he is charming, Dorian beguiles those around him, in particular, the artist Basil Hallward. Hopelessly enamoured by the young socialite, Basil sets out to capture his likeness in a full-length portrait. It is the finished product which ultimately engenders Dorian the ultimate weapon; control over the passing of time. Modern audiences now recognise The Picture of Dorian Gray as an enticing gothic masterpiece and highly astute cautionary tale. Experience the unique and fractured world created by Oscar Wilde in this new audiobook adaptation, made in collaboration with Stonewall and narrated by award-winning actor, Russell Tovey. Narrator Biography Russell Tovey is a TV, film and stage actor, known for The History Boys, Grabbers, Angels in America, The Night Manager, Pride, Quantico and The Pass. He has narrated many audiobooks throughout his career including, Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and Mark Michalowski's Being Human. In collaboration with Stonewall, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, Tovey brings us this new adaption of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Having starred in The Old Vic's production of Queers and The National Theatre's Angels in America, Russell is a keen advocate of LGBT rights and, bringing years of stage training experience, the perfect narrator for this epic tale of masculine beauty.

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Maurice: A Novel

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Pdf:Maurice: A Novel.About the Author E. M. Forster was one of the major novelists of the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in 1879 and educated at Cambridge. His other novels include A Room with a View, Howards End, and A Passage to India. He died in 1970. Read more

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Another Country

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Pdf:Another Country.Review 'An almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience' --Washington Post'Brilliantly and fiercely told.' --The New York Times Read more From the Publisher 'An almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience' --Washington Post'Brilliantly and fiercely told.' --The New York Times Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collins Classics)

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray (Collins Classics).About the Author Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the 16th October 1854 and died on the 30th November 1900. He was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. Several of his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Earnest. Read more

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Oscar Wilde's only published full-length novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth. As Basil Hallward, an aspiring artist, puts a few touches on a portrait of his handsome young friend Dorian Gray, Gray wishes that the portrait might grow old while he remains forever young. While Dorian Gray spends his life pursuing fresh experiences and new sensations, his looks do not change. However, the portrait, secretly hidden in the attic of his residence and with which he has grown increasingly obsessed, does. More and more, as Dorian struggles to hide his true identity, the portrait reveals his progressive pathway to dissolution.

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Another Country (Vintage International)

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Pdf:Another Country (Vintage International).Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSet in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.From the Back Cover Dorian Gray has just had his portrait painted. It is a perfect likeness of the quite extraordinary beautiful young man, and it prompts him to make a mad wish for eternal youth. In the years to come, he devotes his public life to and aestheticism-and his private one to decadence and debauchery. Read more About the Author Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish writer, poet, and playwright. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, brought him lasting recognition, and he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era with a series of witty social satires, including his masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Go Tell It on the Mountain (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

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Pdf:Go Tell It on the Mountain (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series).Review “With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details, Mr. Baldwin has told his feverish story.” —The New York Times “Brutal, objective and compassionate.” —San Francisco Chronicle “It is written with poetic intensity and great narrative skill.” —Harper’s “Strong and powerful.” —Commonweal “A sense of reality and vitality that is truly extraordinary. . . . He knows Harlem, his people, and the language they use.” —Chicago Sun-Times “This is a distinctive book, both realistic and brutal, but a novel of extraordinary sensitivity and poetry.” —Chicago Sunday Tribune Read more About the Author JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I'm Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Shakespeare Conspiracy: A Novel About the Greatest Literary Deception of All Time

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Pdf:The Shakespeare Conspiracy: A Novel About the Greatest Literary Deception of All Time.About the Author TED BACINO has worked as a reporter on a daily newspaper, as a high school and college educator and as a director of stage musicals. He has a BA and MS from Northern Illinois University and a SMG from Harvard. He divides his time between Venice, Italy; Paris, France; and Palm Springs, California. In 2005 he received a Star for directing theater on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame. www.ShakespeareConspiracy.com Read more

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The Well of Loneliness (Wordsworth Classics)

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Pdf:The Well of Loneliness (Wordsworth Classics).Review The Well of Loneliness is a path-breaking novel. Published by Radclyffe Hall herself in 1928, it was immediately banned in Britain due to its lesbian theme and was allowed in the United States only after a long court battle. Once it was available, The Well of Loneliness sold more than 20,000 copies its first year and paved the way for other works with lesbian themes. The novel concerns a girl born into a wealthy English family at the turn of the century and named Stephen by her father who desperately wanted a boy. Practically from birth, Stephen is described as different, yet while Radclyffe Hall delivers the powerful message that lesbianism is natural, she also asks the reader to have pity on Stephen Gordon, for, along with the popular psychoanalysts of her day, Radclyffe Hall describes lesbianism as an inversion. The terrible mark of Cain' compels Stephen to forsake the woman she loves to protect her from a life of ostracism. This message, along with Radclyffe Hall's portrayal of lesbians in stereotypical butch& and femme roles, caused the book to be written off by feminists in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In addition, many readers today may find the language long-winded and the characters one-dimensional, with the exception of the thinly-veiled portrait of the author as Stephen Gordon. Nonetheless, The Well of Loneliness is worth reading because it shattered the silence of oppression and conveys a message about homophobia and internalized shame relevant to lesbians even today. For great reviews of books for girls, --j Read more About the Author Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall (1883-1943) was born in Hampshire and educated at King's College Cambridge. She published five volumes of poetry and seven novels. THE WELL OF LONELINESS, describing the lesbian 'invert' Stephen, was banned on publication in 1928. Two years later she received the Eichelbergher Humane Award. Read more

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The Garden of Eden

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Pdf:The Garden of Eden.A sensational best seller when it appeared in 1986, The Garden of Eden is the last uncompleted novel of Ernest Hemingway, which he worked on intermittently from 1946 until his death in 1961. Set on the Côte d'Azur in the 1920s, it is the story of a young American writer, David Bourne, his glamorous wife, Catherine, and the dangerous, erotic game they play when they fall in love with the same woman.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Clothbound Classics)

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray (Penguin Clothbound Classics).About the Author Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was born in Dublin in 1854. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he began to propagandize the new Aesthetic (or 'Art for Art's Sake') Movement. Despite winning a first and the Newdigate Prize for Poetry, Wilde failed to obtain an Oxford scholarship, and was forced to earn a living by lecturing and writing for periodicals. After his marriage to Constance Lloyd in 1884, he tried to establish himself as a writer, but with little initial success. However, his three volumes of short fiction, The Happy Prince (1888), Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1891) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), together with his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), gradually won him a reputation as a modern writer with an original talent, a reputation confirmed and enhanced by the phenomenal success of his Society Comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, all performed on the West End stage between 1892 and 1895. Success, however, was short-lived. In 1891 Wilde had met and fallen extravagantly in love with Lord Alfred Douglas. In 1895, when his success as a dramatist was at its height, Wilde brought an unsuccessful libel action against Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry. Wilde lost the case and two trials later was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for acts of gross indecency. As a result of this experience he wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol. He was released from prison in 1897 and went into an immediate self-imposed exile on the Continent. He died in Paris in ignominy in 1900. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. CHAPTER IThe studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.From the corner of the divan of Persian saddle-bags on which he was lying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton could just catch the gleam of the honey-sweet and honey-coloured blossoms of a laburnum, whose tremulous branches seemed hardly able to bear the burden of a beauty so flame-like as theirs; and now and then the fantastic shadows of birds in flight flitted across the tussore-silk curtains that were stretched in front of the huge window, producing a kind of momentary Japanese effect, and making him think of those pallid jade-faced painters of Tokio who, through the medium of an art that is necessarily immobile, seek to convey the sense of swiftness and motion. The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive. The dim roar of London was like the bourdon note of a distant organ.In the centre of the room, clamped to an upright easel, stood the full-length portrait of a young man of extraordinary personal beauty, and in front of it, some little distance away, was sitting the artist himself, Basil Hallward, whose sudden disappearance some years ago caused, at the time, such public excitement, and gave rise to so many strange conjectures.As the painter looked at the gracious and comely form he had so skilfully mirrored in his art, a smile of pleasure passed across his face, and seemed about to linger there. But he suddenly started up, and, closing his eyes, placed his fingers upon the lids, as though he sought to imprison within his brain some curious dream from which he feared he might awake.'It is your best work, Basil, the best thing you have ever done,' said Lord Henry, languidly. 'You must certainly send it next year to the Grosvenor. The Academy is too large and too vulgar. Whenever I have gone there, there have been either so many people that I have not been able to see the pictures, which was dreadful, or so many pictures that I have not been able to see the people, which was worse. The Grosvenor is really the only place.' 'I don't think I shall send it anywhere,' he answered, tossing his head back in that odd way that used to make his friends laugh at him at Oxford. 'No: I won't send it anywhere.'Lord Henry elevated his eyebrows, and looked at him in amazement through the thin blue wreaths of smoke that curled up in such fanciful whorls from his heavy opium-tainted cigarette. 'Not send it anywhere? My dear fellow, why? Have you any reason? What odd chaps you painters are! You do anything in the world to gain a reputation. As soon as you have one, you seem to want to throw it away. It is silly of you, for there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. A portrait like this would set you far above all the young men in England, and make the old men quite jealous, if old men are ever capable of any emotion.''I know you will laugh at me,' he replied, 'but I really can't exhibit it I have put too much of myself into it.'Lord Henry stretched himself out on the divan and laughed. 'Yes, I knew you would; but it is quite true, all the same.''Too much of yourself in it!  Upon my word, Basil, I didn't know you were so vain; and I really can't see any resemblance between you, with your rugged strong face and your coal-black hair, and this young Adonis, who looks as if he was made out of ivory and rose-leaves. Why, my dear Basil, he is a Narcissus, and you — well, of course you have an intellectual expression, and all that. But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intellectual expression begins. Intellect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of the learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the Church. But then in the Church they don't think. A bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful. Your mysterious young friend, whose name you have never told me, but whose picture really fascinates me, never thinks. I feel quite sure of that. He is some brainless, beautiful creature, who should be always here in winter when we have no flowers to look at, and always here in summer when we want something to chill our intelligence. Don't flatter yourself, Basil: you are not in the least like him.'You don't understand me, Harry,' answered the artist. 'Of course I am not like him. I know that perfectly well. Indeed, I should be sorry to look like him. You shrug your shoulders? I am telling you the truth. There is a fatality about all physical and intellectual distinction, the sort of fatality that seems to dog through history the faltering steps of kings. It is better not to be different from one's fellows. The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat. They live as we all should live, undisturbed, indifferent, and without disquiet. They neither bring ruin upon others, nor ever receive it from alien hands. Your rank and wealth, Harry; my brains, such as they are — my art, whatever it may be worth; Dorian Gray's good looks — we shall all suffer for what the gods have given us, suffer terribly.''Dorian Gray? Is that his name?' asked Lord Henry, walking across the studio towards Basil Hallward.'Yes, that is his name. I didn't intend to tell it to you.''But why not?''Oh, I can't explain. When I like people immensely I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvellous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. It is a silly habit, I dare say, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance to one's life. I suppose you think me awful foolish about it?''Not at all,' answered Lord Henry, 'not at all, my dear Basil. You seem to forget that I am married, and the one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. I never know where my wife is, and my wife never knows what I am doing. When we meet — we do meet occasionally, when we dine out together, or go down to the Duke's — we tell each other the most absurd stories with the most serious faces. My wife is very good at it, much better, in fact, than I am. She never gets confused over her dates, and I always do. But when she does find me out, she makes no row at all. I sometimes wish she would; but she merely laughs at me.''I hate the way you talk about your married life, Harry,' said Basil Hallward, strolling towards the door that led into the garden. 'I believe that you are really a very good husband, but that you are thoroughly ashamed of your own virtues. You are an extraordinary fellow. You never say a moral thing, and you never do a wrong thing. Your cynicism is simply a pose.''Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know,' cried Lord Henry, laughing; and the two young men went out into the garden together, and ensconced themselves on a long bamboo seat that stood in the shade of a tall laurel bush. The sunlight slipped over the polished leaves. In the grass, white daisies were tremulous.After a pause, Lord Henry pulled out his watch. 'I am afraid I must be going, Basil,' he murmured, 'and before you go, I insist on your answering a question I put to you some time ago.''What is that?' said the painter, keeping his eyes fixed on the ground.'You know quite well.''I do not, Harry.''Well, I will tell you what it is. I want you to explain to me why you won't exhibit Dorian Gray's picture. I want the real reason.''I told you the real reason.''No you did not. You said it was because there was too much of yourself in it. Now, that is childish.''Harry,' said Basil Hallward, looking him straight in the face, 'every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It is not he who is revealed by the painter; it rather the painter who, on the coloured canvas, reveals himself. The reason I will not exhibit the picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my soul.'Lord Henry laughed. 'And what is that?' he asked.'I will tell you,' said Hallward; but an expression of perplexity came over his face.'I am all expectation, Basil,' continued his companion, glancing at him.'Oh, there is really very little to tell, Harry,' answered the painter; 'and I am afraid you will hardly understand it. Perhaps you will hardly believe it.'Lord Henry smiled, and, leaning down, plucked a pink-petalled daisy from the grass, and examined it. 'I am quite sure I shall understand it,' he replied, gazing intently at the little golden white-feathered disk, 'and as for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.'The wind shook some blossoms from the trees, and the heavy lilac-blooms, with their clustering stars, moved to and fro in the languid air. A grasshopper began to chirrup by the wall, and like a blue thread a long thing dragon-fly floated past on its brown gauze wings. Lord Henry felt as if he could hear Basil Hallward's heart beating, and wondered what was coming.'The story is simply this,' and the painter after some time. 'Two months ago I went to a crush at Lady Brandon's. You know we poor artists have to show ourselves in society from time to time, just to remind the public that we are not savages. With an evening coat and a white tie, as you told me once, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized. Well, after I had been in the room about ten minutes, talking to huge over-dressed dowagers and tedious Academicians, I suddenly became conscious that some one was looking at me. I turned half-way round, and saw Dorian Gray for the first time. When our eyes met, I felt that I was growing pale. A curious sensation of terror came over me. I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my soul, my very art itself. I did not want any external influence in my life. You know I did not want any external influence in my life. I have always been my own master; had at least always been so, till I met Dorian Gray. Then— but I don't know how to explain it to you. Something seemed to tell me that I was on the verge of a terrible crisis in my life. I had a strange feeling that Fate had in store for me exquisite joys and exquisite sorrows. I grew afraid, and turned to quite the room. It was not conscience that made me do so; it was a sort of cowardice. I take no credit to myself for trying to escape.''Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.''I don't believe that, Harry, and I don't believe you do either. However, whatever was my motive — and it may have been pride, for I used to be very proud — I certainly struggled to the door. There, of course, I stumbled against Lady Brandon. 'You are not going to run away so soon, Mr. Hallward?' she screamed out. You know her curiously shrill voice?' 'Yes; she is a peacock in everything but beauty,' said Lord Henry, pulling the daisy to bits with his long, nervous fingers.'I could not get rid of her. She brought me up to Royalties, and people with Stars and Garters, and elderly ladies with gigantic tiaras and parrot noses. She spoke of me as her dearest friend. I had only met her once before, but she took it into her head to lionize me. I believe some picture of mine had made a great success at the time, at least had been chattered about in the penny newspapers, which is the nineteenth-century standard of immortality. Suddenly I found myself face to face with the young man whose personality had so strangely stirred me. We were quite close, almost touching. Our eyes met again. It was reckless of me, but I asked Lady Brandon to introduce me to him. perhaps it was not so reckless, after all. It was simply inevitable. We would have spoken to each other without any introduction. I am sure of that. Dorian told me so afterwards. He, too, felt that we were destined to know each other.' Read more

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The Gallery (New York Review Books Classics)

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Pdf:The Gallery (New York Review Books Classics).Review 'A book by an ex—soldier that deals with the Americans in Itlay and that displays unmistakable talent…Mr. Burns shows the novelist’s specific gift in a brilliant way.' — Edmund Wilson'Burns has a brilliant facility for reproducing the sights, sounds, color, feel, and smell of the places he has seen. He uses this to startling effect to recapture what many Americans beyond the frontiers of their antiseptic homeland for the first time found in exotic and warped war centers as Casablanca, Fedhala, Algiers, and of course the twisted and diseased Napoli itself.' — William Hogan, San Francisco Chronicle'An important novel of our time.' — William McFee, New York Sun'No one will ever forget this book: a story torn from impassioned experience of modern wars in a shattered city of the ancient world. The Gallery is unique, unsparing, immediate; inextinguishable.' — Shirley Hazzard“Burns’s novel…captures the peculiar moral putrefaction military occupation breeds.” —Roy Scranton, Lit Hub Read more About the Author John Horne Burns (1916-1953) attended Andover and Harvard and then served in military intelligence during World War II. He wrote two more novels after The Gallery—Lucifer With a Book and A Cry of Children—but both met with a cold critical reception. He drank himself to death in Florence while still in his thirties.Paul Fussell (1924–2012) was the author of many books on war and twentieth-century culture, including The Great War and Modern Memory, which won the National Book Award. His memoir Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic chronicles the time he spent fighting with the 103rd infantry division in World War II. Read more

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The Well of Loneliness

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Pdf:The Well of Loneliness.Stephen Gordon (named by a father desperate for a son) is not like other girls: she hunts, she fences, she reads books, wears trousers, and longs to cut her hair. As she grows up amidst the stifling grandeur of Morton Hall, the locals begin to draw away from her, aware of some indefinable thing that sets her apart. And when Stephen Gordon reaches maturity, she falls passionately in love - with another woman.

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Reflections in a Golden Eye

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Pdf:Reflections in a Golden Eye.Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE tells the story of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife, Leonora. Upon the novel's publication in 1941, reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter. A critic for Time Magazine wrote, "In almost any hands, such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama. But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity, insight, and a rare gift of phrase." Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collapse, her second novel deals with her trademark themes of alienation and unfulfilled loves.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray.Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged---petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral---while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years. Taking the reader in and out of London drawing rooms, to the heights of aestheticism, and to the depths of decadence, The Picture of Dorian Gray is not simply a melodrama about moral corruption. Laced with bon mots and vivid depictions of upper-class refinement, it is also a fascinating look at the milieu of Wilde's fin-de-siècle world and a manifesto of the creed "Art for Art's Sake."The ever-quotable Wilde, who once delighted London with his scintillating plays, scandalized readers with this, his only novel. Upon publication, Dorian was condemned as dangerous, poisonous, stupid, vulgar, and immoral, and Wilde as a "driveling pedant." The novel, in fact, was used against Wilde at his much-publicized trials for "gross indecency," which led to his imprisonment and exile on the European continent. Even so, The Picture of Dorian Gray firmly established Wilde as one of the great voices of the Aesthetic movement and endures as a classic that is as timeless as its hero.

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Maurice

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Pdf:Maurice. Exclusively from Audible 'Ah for darkness...not the darkness of a house which coops up a man among furniture, but the darkness where he can be free!' Maurice Hall knows he must choose between living life in the shadows or denying himself a chance at love and fulfilment. Aware of his attraction to the same sex, in a time where it was considered unlawful and immoral to have homosexual desires, Maurice must decide whether to battle or submit to a prejudiced 20th-century English society. A passionate and poignant tale, E.M. Forster's Maurice was a masterpiece ahead of its time. Incapable of believing that his contemporaries would accept its content, Forster refused to publish it, fearing that it would expose his sexuality along with his hero's. Having witnessed, at 16, the very public trial and chastisement of Oscar Wilde, Forster grew up with an acute awareness of the kind of society he inhabited. This affected him immensely and, as such, he refused to publish any further fiction during the last 37 years of his life. Despite being one of the most celebrated authors of British history, Forster's talents were as constrained as his love life. Realising that he could never publically talk or write about the issues he held close to his heart, Forster made A Passage to India his last work. He wasn't mistaken about his society, and when Maurice was published, posthumously, many were scandalised by the controversial content. Unfortunately, Forster never experienced the freedom which his protagonist seeks, but Maurice has far outlived an age of bigotry and is now widely celebrated and critically acclaimed. Narrator Biography Having started his career as a leading child actor, Peter Firth received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Peter Shaffer's play Equus (1973) at only 21. He later starred with Richard Burton in its film adaption, earning him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. His other film work has included roles in Pearl Harbor (2001) and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). He is best known for his role as Sir Harry Pearce in the BBC show Spooks (2002-2011), appearing in every episode of the show's 10 series. Recent roles have included Jacob Marley in the BBC's Dickensian series (2015) and Ernest Augustus in ITV's drama series Victoria (2016). He has narrated several audiobooks such as Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Birdsong and Witness. In 2015, Peter starred in Audible's multicast drama Amok.

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Radcliffe

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Pdf:Radcliffe.'An astonishing achievement . . . A major work of art . . . Radcliffe establishes David Storey as the leading novelist of his generation.' - Daily Telegraph 'Storey's fiction ought to . . . secure his reputation as one of the most original writers of his generation.' - The Guardian 'A very skilled and very intelligent writer indeed . . . a sharp depicter and an exacting judge of shades of emotion.' - New York Times 'One of the most powerful studies in human frailty, conflict, and ultimate destruction to have been published for years.' - Oakland Tribune 'The greatest study of obsessive passion since Wuthering Heights.' - Sunday Times Leonard Radcliffe is the last scion of an ancient aristocratic family whose crumbling Gothic mansion looms high above the public housing estate where his friend, Victor Tolson, lives. Radcliffe, artistic and effete, and Tolson, rugged and masculine, find themselves strangely drawn to each other as boys, an attraction that develops into an obsessive love as they grow into men. But Tolson's love is of a possessive, brutal kind that seeks to dominate and destroy the object of its affection, and the violence of their passion will lead to a tragic and unforgettable conclusion. A powerful, haunting story with echoes of Wuthering Heights and the works of Poe and Dostoevsky, David Storey's acclaimed third novel Radcliffe (1963) returns to print in this edition, which includes a new introduction by Alice Ferrebe. Storey's Pasmore (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) and Saville (winner of the Booker Prize) are also available from Valancourt Books.

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The Fall of Valor (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

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Pdf:The Fall of Valor (Valancourt 20th Century Classics).Charles Jackson (1903-1968) achieved international success with his first book, The Lost Weekend (1944), a groundbreaking novel about alcoholism that sold more than 600,000 copies and was adapted for an Academy Award-winning film version. Jackson followed this triumph with a novel that was even more daring, The Fall of Valor (1946), arguably the first major American novel to deal openly with the theme of homosexuality. The Fall of Valor is an unflinching portrayal of a marriage that has faded to a mere duty. John and Ethel Grandin take a summer vacation to Nantucket with the hope of recapturing the happiness they felt in the early days of their relationship. But instead the holiday blasts their marriage wider apart than ever when John falls hopelessly in love with a handsome marine captain. This edition features a new introduction by Michael Bronski, who argues that Jackson's novel deserves rediscovery and a place alongside later classics such as Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar, Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead, and the works of James Baldwin. "A finer and more skilful work than [The Lost Weekend] ... a milestone in our literary progress." - Saturday Review "A courageous, ruthlessly probing book." - Thomas Mann "One of the best books I've ever read." - Book Week

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Against Nature

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Pdf:Against Nature.Des Esseintes is a neurasthenic aristocrat who has turned his back on the vulgarity of modern life and retreated to an isolated country villa, where he pursues his obsessions with exotic flowers, rare gems and complex perfumes. The original handbook of decadence, this novel enjoys a cult following.

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Carol - The Price of Salt

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Pdf:Carol - The Price of Salt.A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Highsmith's sensitive treatment of fully realized characters who defy stereotypes about homosexuality marks a departure from previous lesbian pulp fiction. Erotic, eloquent, and suspenseful, this story offers an honest look at the necessity of being true to one's nature. The Price of Salt is the basis for the upcoming film Carol, starring Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, and Kyle Chandler, to be released December 18, 2015.

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Crazy Pavements

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Pdf:Crazy Pavements.'An amazing book.' - Sunday Times 'With this book he establishes his claim to rank as a vastly entertaining observer of human life. He has a very attractive style, a frequently delicious humour, and a dramatic sense of situation.' - Arthur Waugh, The Daily Telegraph 'Brilliantly original.' - The Guardian 'It is altogether a brilliant affair.' - Bystander Brian Elme ekes out a livelihood making up stories about celebrities for a tabloid gossip column. When an angry Lady Julia Cressey spots one of Brian's stories about her, it looks like the end of his journalism career - until she sees how young and handsome he is. Overnight, Brian finds himself the star of society, charming everyone with his beauty and ingenuousness and growing accustomed to late night parties, decadent dinners, and eternal cocktails. As Brian finds himself led down the path of depravity by his new friends, will he be able to maintain his innocence? Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was one of the 'Bright Young People', a group of socialites well-known in 1920s London for their drinking, drug use, and elaborate parties, and in this novel he satirized the set to which he belonged. Inspired in part by Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and an influence on Evelyn Waugh's novels, Crazy Pavements (1927) was a bestseller in its day and has lost none of its ferocious humour. This edition, the first in more than seventy years, includes a new introduction by David Deutsch discussing the novel's themes, including its gay subtexts.

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In a Shallow Grave (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

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Pdf:In a Shallow Grave (Valancourt 20th Century Classics).Garnet Montrose returns home from Vietnam to small-town Virginia with injuries so terrible that people become ill at the sight of him. Seeking assistance and companionship in his isolation, Garnet hires two young male caretakers, Quintus and Daventry. His interest and curiosity are awakened by the books Quintus reads to him, but in the handsome Daventry he finds a powerful, transformative love unlike anything he has experienced before. In this story of the strange, moving relationship of these three men, by turns Gothic, mystical and grotesque, James Purdy has crafted one of his most memorable novels.Widely acclaimed by critics during his lifetime and championed by writers as diverse as Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, and Jonathan Franzen, James Purdy (1914-2009) is now being rediscovered as a major figure in modern American literature. This long-awaited reissue of one of his finest works, In a Shallow Grave (1975), features a new introduction by Andrew Schenker, who argues that Purdy "provides a reading experience that is deeper, weirder, and ultimately more satisfying than the offerings of just about any other American novelist.""One of the very best writers we have." - New York Times Book Review"A marvelous tour-de-force . . . a very impressive book." - Publishers Weekly"A writer of the highest rank in originality, insight and power." - Dorothy Parker

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Look Down in Mercy

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Pdf:Look Down in Mercy."In this remarkable first novel Mr. Baxter does a great deal more than show promise; if there is any justice in the world he has arrived." - Times Literary Supplement "A first novel of more than promise. It is a distinct achievement." - Joseph Taggart, Star "An uncommonly good novel." - Time Magazine "A first novel of great promise . . . penetrating insight of a man's struggle against the dark powers of moral disintegration." - News Chronicle "A brilliantly good novel." - Lionel Hale, Observer "Automatically rises to a high level of interest by facing up to problems which have been considered taboo in numerous other war novels by writers on both sides of the Atlantic . . . Mr. Baxter displays a rousing knack for good story-telling with lean, unfrilled prose." - Saturday Review "[M]ay well be considered one of the finest pieces of descriptive writing to come out of the war. . . . This is an outstanding novel. The writing is very, very good. Highly recommended." - Birmingham News "[O]ne of the best of its kind ever written . . . quite literally an unforgettable experience." - Savannah News One of the finest British novels to come out of World War II, Look Down in Mercy is the story of the moral disintegration of an ordinary British Army officer when faced with the unspeakable horrors of war. Newly arrived in Burma and waiting for the fighting to start, the outwardly brave and rugged Capt. Tony Kent passes the interminable and swelteringly hot days in bouts of heavy drinking and casual sex. But when the campaign begins in earnest, Kent is forced to confront his own inner darkness as his cowardice and fear lead to treason and cold-blooded murder. Surrounded by brutality and death on all sides, Kent's sole source of comfort is his love for his batman, Anson. But in the face of nearly insurmountable obstacles - enemy artillery, legal and social condemnation, and Kent's own doubts and self-loathing - can their love possibly survive? Look Down in Mercy (1951) was both a bestseller and a major critical success for its author, Walter Baxter (1915-1994), whose second novel, The Image and the Search (1953), landed him in court on criminal obscenity charges and ended his writing career. This edition, the first in more than four decades, features a new introduction by Gregory Woods and includes both the original ending and the alternate ending from the 1952 American edition.

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Just Above My Head: A Novel

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Pdf:Just Above My Head: A Novel.Review 'If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one.'--Michael Ondaatje'The work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers...  glimpses of family life in Harlem, rapturous music-making in the churches, moments of uneasiness in even the most casual meetings between whites and blacks--scenes that Baldwin seems preternaturally gifted in understanding.'--The New York Times Book Review'A fine novel...it seems impossible for [Baldwin] to write with anything other than eloquence.  His great and peculiar power is to re-create the maddening halfway house that the black man finds himself in late-twentieth-century America.'--The New Yorker Read more From the Inside Flap The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni's Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction work. Here, too, the story of gospel singer Arthur Hall and his family becomes both a journey into another country of the soul and senses--and a living contemporary history of black struggle in this land. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Narrow Rooms (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

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Pdf:Narrow Rooms (Valancourt 20th Century Classics).Released from a prison sentence for manslaughter, Sidney De Lakes returns home to West Virginia, where, in order to exorcise the memory of the lover he killed, he must keep his appointment with destiny in the shape of the man known as “the Renderer”. In this story of the powerful, violent passions of four young men in the remote Appalachians, James Purdy has crafted one of his most haunting and memorable works.Long neglected, James Purdy (1914-2009) is being rediscovered as one of the masters of 20th-century American fiction, and in Narrow Rooms (1978), which Giordano Tedoldi in the new introduction to this edition likens to classic works of Greek tragedy, Purdy is at his very best.“I read Narrow Rooms with delight and awe . . . It is a dark and splendid affair.” - Gore Vidal“A spellbinder from the master of the modern tale.” - The Antioch Review“A breathtaking and overpowering narrative concerning the sexual passion among four young men in a remote West Virginia mountain town.” - London Review of Books

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The Counterfeiters: A Novel

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Pdf:The Counterfeiters: A Novel.Review Novel by Andre Gide, published in French in 1926 as Les Faux-Monnayeurs. Constructed with a greater range and scope than his previous short fiction, The Counterfeiters is Gide's most complex and intricately plotted work. It is a novel within a novel, concerning the relatives and teachers of a group of schoolboys who are subjected to corrupting influences both in and out of the classroom. In a progression of unconnected scenes and events, the novel approximates the texture of daily life. Schoolboys of diverse ages and dispositions attend the Pension Azais. Some are suspected of having attempted to circulate counterfeit coins. Edouard, an author writing a novel entitled The Counterfeiters, observes that if a counterfeit coin is thought to be authentic, it is accepted as valuable; if it is found to be counterfeit, it is perceived as worthless. Therefore, he concludes, value is wholly a matter of perception and has nothing to do with reality. The counterfeiters are thus representative of those who disguise themselves with false personalities, either in unconscious self-deception or through conscious, hypocritical conformity to convention. -- The Merriam-Webster Encylopedia of Literature Read more Language Notes Text: English, French (translation) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel

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Pdf:Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel.Review 'Less is the funniest, smartest and most humane novel I've read since Tom Rachman's 2010 debut, The Imperfectionists....Greer writes sentences of arresting lyricism and beauty. His metaphors come at you like fireflies....Like Arthur, Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful.'―New York Times Book Review'Greer is an exceptionally lovely writer, capable of mingling humor with sharp poignancy.... Brilliantly funny.... Greer's narration, so elegantly laced with wit, cradles the story of a man who loses everything: his lover, his suitcase, his beard, his dignity.'―Ron Charles, Washington Post'Greer's novel is philosophical, poignant, funny and wise, filled with unexpected turns....Although Greer is gifted and subtle in comic moments, he's just as adept at ruminating on the deeper stuff. His protagonist grapples with aging, loneliness, creativity, grief, self-pity and more.'―San Francisco Chronicle'I recommend it with my whole heart.'―Ann Patchett'A piquantly funny fifth novel.'―Entertainment Weekly'Greer, the author of wonderful, heartfelt novels including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells and The Story of a Marriage, shows he has another powerful weapon in his arsenal: comedy. And who doesn't need a laugh right about now?'―Miami Herald'Greer elevates Less' picaresque journey into a wise and witty novel. This is no Eat, Pray Love story of touristic uplift, but rather a grand travelogue of foibles, humiliations and self-deprecation, ending in joy, and a dollop of self-knowledge.'―National Book Review 'Dressed in his trademark blue suit, Less adorably butchers the German language, nearly falls in love in Paris, celebrates his birthday in the desert and, somewhere along the way, discovers something new and fragile about the passing of time, about the coming and going of love, and what it means to be the fool of your own narrative. It's nothing less than wonderful.'―Book Page'Greer's evocations of the places Arthur visits offer zesty travelogue pleasures'―Seattle Times'Less is perhaps Greer's finest yet.... A comic yet moving picture of an American abroad.... Less is a wondrous achievement, deserving an even larger audience than Greer's bestselling The Confessions of Max Tivoli.'―Booklist, starred review Read more About the Author Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O Henry award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco. He has traveled to all of the locations in this novel, but he is only big in Italy. Read more

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Less

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Pdf:Less.A breakout romantic comedy by the best-selling author of five critically acclaimed novels. Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: He will turn 50. Through it all there is his first love. And there is his last. Because despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings, and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author the New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical", "elegiac", and "ingenious" as well as "too sappy by half", Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

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Leading Men: A Novel

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Pdf:Leading Men: A Novel.Review “Vividly reimagines the relationship between Williams and Frank Merlo, and offers intricate thoughts about the nature of fidelity, the artistic impulse, and estrangement . . . [Castellani’s] scenes glitter . . . This book is a kind of poem in praise of pleasure.  Its author knows a great deal about life; better, he knows how to express what he knows. But this is an alert, serious, sweeping novel. To hold it in your hands is like holding, to crib a line from Castellani, a front-row opera ticket.” —The New York Times“Dazzling . . . [Castellani writes] with an evocative precision that historical fiction often merely aspires to.” —Entertainment Weekly“Spectacular… Castellani’s novel hits the trifecta of being moving, beautifully written, and a bona fide page-turner. This is a wonderful examination of artists and the people who love them and change their work in large and imperceptible ways.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review“Castellani . . . [injects] the book with a gravitas and a precariousness that recalls the authorial finesse of his own character, Tennessee Williams, harnessing a talent not only for forming tragic heroes, but allowing them to exhibit the kind of complexity that remains utterly real to readers, that mix of ambition and ambivalence that so often suggests the self who remains unknown to us, the parts of us which we ourselves cannot account for.” —Brooklyn Rail“Leading Men is a finely-rendered narrative . . . broad in scope and lush in detail, without every tipping into sentimentality. [A] compassionate snapshot of a bygone era and a beautiful, if tragic, story of love and remembrance.” —Lambda Literary With imagination and feeling, Castellani reconjures history to reveal the intricate dynamics—loving and passionate, selfless and devastating—among artists and those who nurture them. —Annie Bostrom, Booklist “An intriguing take on Tennessee Williams and his lover of 15 years, Frank Merlo . . . Humane, witty, and bold, this novel imagines the life of a loving but tortured couple.” —Kirkus Reviews “A moving story of love, loss, memory and regret . . . Leading Men is a transporting adventure.” —Shelf Awareness'I read Christopher Castellani's Leading Men in one quiet, sunny, rapt afternoon, and spent hours afterwards just stunned from having been immersed in such a tender, psychologically devastating, and gorgeously precise novel. An extraordinary book.' —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies and Florida 'Leading Men is glorious, a meditation on the ravages of fame, an investigation into the private lives of public artists, and one of the most moving love stories I've read in ages. It's hard to imagine better company on the page than Tennessee Williams and those who loved and loathed him. By bringing to life these literary visionaries, Christopher Castellani proves himself their eminently worthy heir.' —Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno 'With echoes of Tender is the Night and The Sun Also Rises, Leading Men tells the extraordinary love story of Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo. Castellani elegantly weaves together Merlo's final days with memories of a dramatic (and delicious) Italian summer in 1953 that changes his world forever. Throw in an aging Swedish actress, Truman Capote, Italian cinema and the staging (and script!) of a lost Williams play and you have all the ingredients for a literary page-turner. Leading Men is about fame and love and forgiveness, about the ravages of time, and how we try to lay claim to the future, while the present slips through our fingers.' –Hannah Tinti, author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley'With extraordinary artistry and grace, Christopher Castellani interweaves history and invention to show us both the depths great artists are driven to and the love that draws them back. I know of few books that give such a moving account of the indispensable value of genius and its intolerable human cost. This is a novel of rare insight and beauty, and Castellani is a writer of brilliant gifts.' —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You'Leading Men is a daredevil of a novel, like the prettiest boy in the gay bar doing a backflip off a stool and not spilling his drink. Castellani has set his eye on that ineffable profane that is the other face of the divine, in a novel that unites my obsessions with Tennessee Williams, Luchino Visconti, Truman Capote, film, cruising, and Italy, and wraps it up in a love story, but a story of old love--love of a kind we almost never see written.' —Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night'Leading Men is a novel as moving as it is entertaining, a book that restored my faith in the old cliche that only through fiction -- by exploring the possibilities of what might have happened -- can we reach the truth. Christopher Castellani has written an astounding novel of great imaginative empathy that, by the end, had this cynic weeping.' —Peter Orner, author of Love and Shame and Love“Leading Men stirs up the kind of beautiful trouble we admire in the work of Tennessee Williams.  A clever, allusive, multi-layered novel filled with wit, insight, and heart. I loved it.' —Justin Torres, author of We The Animals 'This is a tale of love and loneliness, the personal costs of genius and its attendant fame, and of the ultimate, inconsolable pain of loss. In its depiction of Americans in Europe, its closest literary cousin might be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night.' —Library Journal Read more About the Author Christopher Castellani is the author of three previous novels (the trilogy A Kiss from Maddalena, The Saint of Lost Things, and All This Talk of Love) and The Art of Perspective, a book of essays on the craft of fiction. He is the son of Italian immigrants, a Guggenheim fellow, and the artistic director of GrubStreet, one of the country's leading creative writing centers. He lives in Boston. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

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Pdf:Call Me by Your Name: A Novel.Now a major motion picture from director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay Celebrate André Aciman's sensational novel with a dynamic new audiobook read by Armie Hammer A New York Times Notable Book of the Year  A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year  A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year  A New York magazine "Future Canon" Selection  A Chicago Tribune Favorite Book of the Year  One of The Seattle Times' Michael Upchurch's Favorite Books of the Year  Call Me by Your Name first swept across the world in 2007. It is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. During the restless summer weeks, unrelenting but buried currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them and verge toward the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman's critically acclaimed debut novel is a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. 

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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

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Pdf:Call Me by Your Name: A Novel.Review 'The book is incredible. My wife [Elizabeth Chambers] calls it the sexiest book she’s ever read. It humanises love in a really powerful, beautiful way.”―Armie Hammer, Time Out (London)“I loved the movie…and the book completely blew me away!”―Marc Jacobs on Instagram “I finally read André Aciman’s deeply moving novel Call Me by Your Name, racing to do so before I saw Luca Guadagnino’s (sublime) movie adaptation with its sensitive screenplay by James Ivory―and I adored it.”―Hamish Bowles, Vogue.com (Best Books We Read All Year) “Superb...The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone.”―Charles Kaiser, The Washington Post Book World“An extraordinary examination of longing and the complicated ways in which we negotiate the experience of attraction....It's startling that a novel so bracingly unsentimental―alert to the ways we manipulate, second-guess, forestall, and finally reach stumblingly toward one another―concludes with such emotional depths.”―Mark Doty, O, The Oprah Magazine“This novel is hot...a love letter, an invocation, and something of an epitaph....An exceptionally beautiful book.”―Stacey D'Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review“If you are prepared to take a hard punch in your gut, and like brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane, and beautiful prose, then you've come to the right place.”―Nicole Krauss, author of The History of Love“A great love story...every phrase, every ache, every giddy rush of sensation in this beautiful novel rings true.”―Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times“The novel is richly, sensuously detailed...luminous....Aciman deftly charts a burgeoning relationship that both parties want and fear.”―Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe Read more About the Author André Aciman is the author of Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan. Read more

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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel

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Pdf:Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel.Review 'Less is the funniest, smartest and most humane novel I've read since Tom Rachman's 2010 debut, The Imperfectionists....Greer writes sentences of arresting lyricism and beauty. His metaphors come at you like fireflies....Like Arthur, Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful.'―New York Times Book Review'Greer is an exceptionally lovely writer, capable of mingling humor with sharp poignancy.... Brilliantly funny.... Greer's narration, so elegantly laced with wit, cradles the story of a man who loses everything: his lover, his suitcase, his beard, his dignity.'―Ron Charles, Washington Post'Greer's novel is philosophical, poignant, funny and wise, filled with unexpected turns....Although Greer is gifted and subtle in comic moments, he's just as adept at ruminating on the deeper stuff. His protagonist grapples with aging, loneliness, creativity, grief, self-pity and more.'―San Francisco Chronicle'I recommend it with my whole heart.'―Ann Patchett'A piquantly funny fifth novel.'―Entertainment Weekly'Greer, the author of wonderful, heartfelt novels including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells and The Story of a Marriage, shows he has another powerful weapon in his arsenal: comedy. And who doesn't need a laugh right about now?'―Miami Herald'Greer elevates Less' picaresque journey into a wise and witty novel. This is no Eat, Pray Love story of touristic uplift, but rather a grand travelogue of foibles, humiliations and self-deprecation, ending in joy, and a dollop of self-knowledge.'―National Book Review 'Dressed in his trademark blue suit, Less adorably butchers the German language, nearly falls in love in Paris, celebrates his birthday in the desert and, somewhere along the way, discovers something new and fragile about the passing of time, about the coming and going of love, and what it means to be the fool of your own narrative. It's nothing less than wonderful.'―Book Page'Greer's evocations of the places Arthur visits offer zesty travelogue pleasures'―Seattle Times'Less is perhaps Greer's finest yet.... A comic yet moving picture of an American abroad.... Less is a wondrous achievement, deserving an even larger audience than Greer's bestselling The Confessions of Max Tivoli.'―Booklist, starred review Read more About the Author Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, including The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named a best book of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune. He is the recipient of the Northern California Book Award, the California Book Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O Henry award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. Greer lives in San Francisco. He has traveled to all of the locations in this novel, but he is only big in Italy. Read more

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James Baldwin: Later Novels (LOA #272): Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone / If Beale Street Could Talk / Just Above My Head (Library of America James Baldwin Edition)

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Pdf:James Baldwin: Later Novels (LOA #272): Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone / If Beale Street Could Talk / Just Above My Head (Library of America James Baldwin Edition).About the Author With the novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), a distillation of his own experiences as a preacher’s son in 1930s Harlem, and the essay collection Notes of a Native Son (1955), James Baldwin (1924-1987) established himself as a prophetic voice of his era. Some such voices may grow fainter with the passage of time, but Baldwin remains an inescapable presence, not only a chronicler of his epoch but a thinker who helped shape it.Darryl Pinckney is the author of the novel High Cotton (1992) and the critical study Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature (2002). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, among other publications. Read more

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A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel

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Pdf:A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel."An addictive Rubik's Cube of vice that keeps turning up new patterns of depravity...a satire of writerly ambition wrapped in a psychological thriller...A Ladder to the Sky is an homage to Patricia Highsmith, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe, but its execution is entirely Boyne's own." (Ron Charles, Washington Post)"Take Meg Wolitzer's novel The Wife...and cross it with Patricia Highsmith's classic Ripley stories, about a suave psychopath, and you've got something of the crooked charisma of John Boyne's new novel, A Ladder to the Sky." (NPR)  Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall....Sweeping across the late 20th century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso.

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A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel

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Pdf:A Ladder to the Sky: A Novel.Review Praise for A Ladder to the Sky:Washington Post: '50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018'An ABA IndieNext Pick Esquire: 'Best Books of 2018 (So Far)'Town & Country: '5 Books You Need to Read in November'Vulture: 'Best New Books of November'Minneapolis Star Tribune: Best Books of 2018'“Boyne's mastery of perspective, last seen in 2017's The Heart's Invisible Furies, works beautifully here….Boyne understands that it's far more interesting and satisfying for a reader to see that narcissist in action than to be told a catchall phrase. Each step Maurice Swift takes skyward reveals a new layer of calumny he's willing to engage in, and the desperation behind it….so dark it seems almost impossible to enjoy reading A Ladder to the Sky as much as you definitely will enjoy reading it.” —NPR“John Boyne’s delicious new novel A Ladder to the Sky… spins out over several decades with thrilling unpredictability, following Maurice as he masters the art of co-opting the stories of others in increasingly dubious ways. And while the book reads as a thriller with a body count that would make Highsmith proud, it is also an exploration of morality and art: Where is the line between inspiration and thievery? To whom does a story belong?”—Vanity Fair“Maurice has the heart of a sniper… marvelously engaging, barbed and witty.” —New York Times Book Review“A darkly funny novel that races like a beating heart.”– People“Maurice Swift may not be much of a novelist, but he inhabits a literary tradition going to back to Patricia Highsmith. Boyne’s protagonist is Tom Ripley as literary climber... Boyne’s novel is about high literature but has lower, juicier ambitions, at which it wildly succeeds.”– Vulture'For Patricia Highsmith fans, thriller aficionados, writers, publishers, literary wannabees, scoundrel sympathizers, John Boyne offers the perfect entertainment for dark winter days.' – Boston Globe“A taut and gripping novel… as craftily written as Swift himself.”– Esquire“It’s dark, it’s funny, it’s the most unusual read I had this year….You will read it like that. Highly recommend it.”–HARLAN COBEN for NBC Today Show holiday gift picks'A Talented Mr. Ripley-esque novel of greed and deceit.' – New York Post“John Boyne’s new novel charts the rise and fall of an antihero cut from the same cloth as Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley…. Darkly comic and deliciously vicious, this mesmerizing portrait of a ruthless psychopath explores artistic endeavor, creative ambition and ‘whether our stories belong to us at all.’” – Minneapolis Star Tribune'A Ladder to the Sky is clever, chilling and beautifully paced; a study of inner corrosion that Patricia Highsmith herself could not have done better... wickedly astute.' –The Times (London) 'Maurice Swift is a literary Tom Ripley . . . a first-class page turner.' –The Guardian'A deliciously dark tale of ambition, seduction and literary theft . . . compelling and terrifying . . . powerful and intensely unsettling . . . in Maurice Swift, Boyne has given us an unforgettable protagonist, dangerous and irresistible in equal measure. The result is an ingeniously conceived novel that confirms Boyne as one of the most assured writers of his generation.' – The Observer         “Are novelists, by definition, monsters?  John Boyne raises this provocative possibility in “A Ladder to the Sky”… A deft plotter, Boyne has fun with the idea that vampiring is simply part of what novelists do, and he implicates readers in their acts of thievery-as-creation by making us like despicable Maurice, almost against our will.”  – Minneapolis Star Tribune“Deliciously venomous… A Ladder to the Sky is an entertaining, if deeply cynical portrait of the literary world.” – Bookpage'Boyne’s fast-paced, white-knuckle plot, accompanied by delightfully sardonic commentary on the ego, insecurities, and pitfalls of those involved in the literary world, makes for a truly engrossing experience.'– Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Boyne expertly explores notions of originality and authorship through multiple first-person accounts of the despicable Swift. As a result, his latest novel is absorbing, horrifying, and recommended.”– Library Journal (starred review)  “An all-consuming ambition to be a successful writer drives a young man down unusual paths to literary acclaim in this compelling character study…. Boyne's singular villain and well-sustained tension merit a good audience.” – Kirkus (starred review) “Well-crafted...The novel unfolds in an extremely layered manner, but what Swift’s story slowly reveals says much about publishing, pride, deceit, and plagiarism—and worse, much worse.”– Booklist'Maurice Swift, as cold and manipulative a character as you’re likely to meet this year . . . the story takes an ever darkening series of twists and turns . . . John Boyne is a master storyteller . . . this chilling and darkly comic tale of unrelenting ambition.' – Express'Skillfully constructed, and above all, compulsively entertaining...The finest novel of the year.'– The Irish Examiner 'A dark morality tale in the mold of Patricia Highsmith . . . consistently intriguing.' – Daily Mail   “As a study in the self-rationalizing ‘ethics’ of a psychopath, this book is fascinating. As a story, it is horrifically plausible.” – The Sunday Independent   'A riot of a read… An author at the top of his game who knows exactly what he wants to say.” – The Sunday Times   “Irresistibly readable and darkly funny.” – The Irish Independent'A highly enjoyable romp that lifts the lid on authorial vanity and jealousy and an intelligent take on cultural appropriation.' – Monocle'Boyne has had fun creating a charismatic psychopath . . . it’s engrossing stuff.' – Saga'Boyne delivers a perfect balance of pace and detail to keep you gripped throughout.'– i Newspaper Read more About the Author JOHN BOYNE was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of eleven novels for adults, five for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy In the Stiped Pajamas sold 9 million copies worldwide and has been adapted for cinema, theatre, ballet and opera. John has won three Irish Book Awards and many other international literary awards and his novels are published in over 50 languages. He lives in Dublin. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Sparsholt Affair

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Pdf:The Sparsholt Affair.Review “Call Me By Your Name meets Evelyn Waugh in a gorgeous novel about the generations-long aftershocks of a youthful tryst.” —Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire  “Beautiful; moving . . . A complex saga that takes us, in long leaps, from the Blitz to the age of smartphones. Hollinghurst writes classically beautiful prose: constantly intelligent, alert and mobile. Hollinghurst achieves [a] symphonic effect . . . he writes with subtlety and sympathy; wisdom and understanding.” —Adam Kirsch, The New York Times Book Review  “Alluring, virtuosic, cinematic. . . Hollinghurst wonderfully conveys the charged atmosphere of ordinary life rumbling under extraordinary circumstances. The traditional novel form seems as pleasurable and humanly true as ever in his hands.” —Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker “Satisfying . . . At the heart of The Sparsholt Affair are volatile secrets that can never be riddled into the light.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal “Utterly captivating and immersive . . . Hollinghurst remains one of our most gifted writers, unspooling sentences as precise and lyrical, deft and ingenious, as any in the English language.” —Priscilla Gilman, Boston Globe “Absorbing . . . displays a masterly grasp of psychological processes and a prickling awareness of minute betrayals and inarticulate desires. When Hollinghurst picks up an aspect of human experience, he is so exacting that it’s as if no one has described these things before.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times “Hollinghurst is a superb writer. Like Henry James, he writes prose so dense with lines of beauty that you can’t quite catch up to them in real time, lines that are razor close to human experience and yet — or therefore — retain a continual capacity for surprise. In The Sparsholt Affair, he has made it his project to describe the agonizingly long time it took for gay life to reach its present state of encumbered but unprecedented freedom . . . [The novel is] sad in the clear-eyed lonely fashion of Philip Larkin. Undeniably the work of a master. . . There’s nothing Hollinghurst could write that I wouldn’t read.” —Charles Finch, Chicago Tribune “Fascinating, magisterial . . . It captures the nuanced textures of life. Hollinghurst is a literary master.” —John Powers, “Fresh Air,” NPR “Epic, elegant, intricately constructed. An overarching theme of The Sparsholt Affair is the quest for love. Chance, temptation, time, loss, and change mark the decades; Hollinghurst builds an intricate web of relationships with stately, Jamesian precision and nuance. . . Moving, heartfelt—no novelist has chronicled [the] salubrious sea change in cultural attitudes [toward homosexuality] more beautifully than Hollinghurst. His exquisite prose rewards close attention.” —Heller McAlpin, NPR  “Powerful, thrilling . . . The Sparsholt Affair is a work of characteristic subtlety and forthrightness. Hollinghurst is a writer for whom sex and fine art, sensual and aesthetic bliss, are not discrete activities, but points along a spectrum of delight.” —Giles Harvey, The New York Times Magazine “A multigenerational tapestry, ingeniously constructed and delicately written; so achingly powerful, you’ll savor every page.” —Lauren Morgan, Entertainment Weekly   “A secret history of art and desire—and its effect on an iconoclastic English family—is at the heart of a novel shaped by the keen understanding of how we live and the repercussions of the previous generation’s actions.” —Megan O’Grady, Vogue “A deeply pleasurable riffing on the repressed English novel—Forster, James, Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, Austen—written with poise, lucidity, and pathos.  A gay love story doesn’t have to be about thwarted longing anymore; in Hollinghurst’s hands, the traditional obstacles to romance—age, upbringing, inclination, society’s expectations—become sparks and, at length, a full-blown liberatory force blasting through the divisions in British society. Sex, he shows, can be about friendship and self-discovery, power, distraction, and comfort, among many other things. But love—well, love is rare. What Hollinghurst is hinting . . . [is] a desire to forget time, or, more accurately, to forget that our time is limited. . . . Beautiful.” —Joanna Biggs, Harper’s “A study of how a single sensational event reverberates across the decades . . . Hollinghurst’s mellifluous prose is as fine and subtly shaded as ever, and his full, persuasive immersion of the reader in the book’s far-flung eras is impeccable. The Sparsholt Affair has a rich symphonic sweep as it makes its points and counterpoints.” —Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times   “A wonder, full of wit and tenderness—a lusciously observant dive into 20th-century English life. The novel charts the great changes in gay life in Britain over the course of a lifetime. It also betrays a whiff of nostalgia—[and is] a memorial to a way of life that has vanished. There is no better stylist alive [than] Hollinghurst.” —Laura Miller, Slate “Gorgeous . . . To read Alan Hollinghurst is to encounter beauty in its many forms. There’s the beauty of the sentences—Jamesian, somehow intensely shaped and effortlessly supple.  There are beautiful characters…beautiful houses, beautiful paintings, beautiful poems.  Hollinghurst is a wicked satirist and a delicious plotter, but I most admire the seriousness with which he takes beauty—its relationship to pleasure and power, secrecy and love. David Sparsholt and his beauty serve as the plot’s engine—the Chekhovian gun that you know will go off. And it does. [There is] sharp insight about time and loss, sharply expressed.” —Anthony Domestico, San Francisco Chronicle.   “Hollinghurst is clearly writing some of the most beautiful lines currently to be found in English.” —Emily Gould, Bookforum   'I had the distinct sense, on finishing Alan Hollinghurst’s latest novel, that I might have read next year’s Booker-winner before this year’s had even been announced. The Sparsholt Affair is a sweeping and intimate masterpiece, full of sensual pleasures and observational wisdom.' —Geoff Dyer “Extraordinary . . . The joy and pain of The Sparsholt Affair is in revealing the locking and unlocking of secrets across generations. The joy Hollinghurst takes in life’s small shards of beauty…feel[s] like the joy of life itself—when Johnny and his French friend play in the sea as teenagers, the unpremeditated elation of their bodies is like a series of arrows into the heart. Hollinghurst’s oeuvre acts like a bridge for culture. As the realization dawns [that] Hollinghurst is on the side of life, the walls start to come down. Time passes and people die. The instants of pure splendor are what make life livable, make it writable. The Sparsholt Affair affirms them, again.” —Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic “Dazzling . . . Several minor Sparsholt affairs glow around the scandal of the novel’s title; the [one] named in the title involves a minister of Parliament, political corruption, and a tryst between two businessmen friends. Rendered [with] consistently astonishing refinement.” —Christian Lorentzen, Vulture   “Beautiful, potent . . . rich with the kind of emotional detail that marks Hollinghurst’s best work.” —Mark Athitakis, Newsday   “A beautifully drawn portrayal of families (both given and chosen), memory, and the compromises that can make up a life.” —Adam Rathe, Town & Country Magazine “An Alan Hollinghurst novel comes into the world with a whole heart. There’s so much honest living going on in his pages—desires, needs, regrets, sex, worries, beauty, ugliness, anxiety, humor: Hollinghurst is arguably the finest coiner of character at work today. Attention to sound and imagery can be found in every one of his famously gorgeous sentences. [But] if he’s a descendent of Henry James and Forster, he’s also one of Jean Genet and Edmund White. In The Sparsholt Affair, Hollinghurst takes aim at nearly a century of gay life in Britain, beginning in Oxford just after the start of WWII, and ending in the present, in a gay universe of dating apps and raising children. Hollinghurst writes some of his best lines about love, loss and memory in this novel.” —Christopher Bollen, Interview Magazine   “Cool is fine; Hollinghurst is great. Here as in his earlier works, the writer is interested in upper-crusty Oxbridge chaps making their way in society, getting entangled in art, in politics, and in bed (or a men’s room, or a sauna, or a nightclub) with one another. Sex, pleasure, and beauty are fundamental to human life; Hollinghurst is uninterested in an existence that doesn’t celebrate the three. Reading the author’s beautiful sentences on the matter, you can be persuaded that sex, too, is an art form.” —Rumaan Alam, 4Columns   “Tantalizing . . . The novel's primal scene is the glimpse, by Oxford students during the prescribed blackouts of the WWII blitz, of a transfixing nude male torso in a room across the quad. Hollinghurst’s style [is] sophisticated, with a diamond-cutter's feel for what qualifies as an edge . . . While his characters are averting their eyes, Hollinghurst sculpts their exact shapes. He sustains his subterranean human comedy with wickedly Wildean compassion; you neither put the book down nor reach for a single stone to throw at anyone.” —Tim Pfaff, Bay Area Reporter   “Brilliant . . . Evoked with confident richness: a seven-decade multi-generational chronicle of elite English gay life . . . Hollinghurst [holds a] commanding position, only strengthened by his latest novel, as a very contemporary English writer deeply formed by the tradition.” —Randy Boyagoda, National Review   “A big, bold, brassy, spectacular saga of the tectonic shifts in gay lives in Britain from 1940 to 2012. . . an exuberant, highly entertaining excursion into many lives over many years.” —Robert Allen Papinchak, The National Book Review   ★ “Masterful—written in elegant, captivating prose. The story sweeps along in five interlinked sections, in which the characters move through different stages of their lives and their country’s history. Hollinghurst shines a clarifying light on the gay and art worlds through decades of British cultural and political change. In this magnificent novel, Hollinghurst is at the height of his powers.” —Publishers Weekly (starred, boxed review) ★ “Thrilling; fascinating . . . a novel full of life and perception. A man’s inability to be honest about his sexuality has scandalous, and brutally public, consequences for several generations. Hollinghurst tracks the vast, transformative changes in gay life over many decades. Part of Hollinghurst's bold talent in this novel, as in his previous work, is to make it evident that lust, sex, and who does what with whom in the bedroom (and even how) are fitting, and insightful, subjects of literary fiction.” —Kirkus (starred review)   “The Jamesian elegance and psychological acuity of Hollinghurst’s previous novels grace The Sparsholt Affair, a multigenerational saga focusing on the Sparsholts and the effect a highly public midcentury scandal has on their family and legacy. This is a moving work from one of modern literature’s finest authors.” —Michael Magras, BookPage ★ “Hollinghurst’s sprawling novel, suffused with lust and longing, movingly portrays the generational shift in gay experience and acceptance. Warmly recommended.”—Library Journal (starred review) ★ “Superlatives are made to describe this extraordinary work of fiction. Distinguished . . . a novel notable for its sophistication. The world of art and literature and the evolving world of gay society and culture in Britain [are] brilliantly realized. Hollinghurst is especially good at evoking yearning, and, indeed, his novel will inarguably leave his readers yearning for more.” —Michael Cart, Booklist (starred review) Reviews from the U.K. “Perhaps Hollinghurst’s most beautiful novel yet—a book full of glorious sentences by the greatest prose stylist writing in English today. The Sparsholt Affair is about gay life, about art, about family, but most of all it’s about the remorseless passage of time. There’s always something elegiac about the movement of time in a Hollinghurst novel; there’s an inevitable feeling of sorrow that comes with the end of each section. [Yet] The Sparsholt Affair is funnier and more warm-hearted than any of his books so far. Hollinghurst is wonderful on the ‘beautiful delay’ of university life, on the cloisters and the quadrangles, tentative intimacies building between friends and lovers: he can do an Oxford novel as well as Waugh. An unashamedly readable novel, undoubtedly the work of a master.” —Alex Preston, The Observer “This book moves from strength to strength. The immense assurance of the writing, the deep knowledge of the settings and periods in which the story unfolds, the mingling of cruel humour and lyrical tenderness, the insatiable interest in human desire from its most refined to its most brutally carnal, grip you as tightly as any thriller. Hollinghurst layers situations that cumulatively portray a culture as it exists in time as well as in space: a constellation of longings and confusions. The novel keeps pulsing: an amazing amount of the passion and folly of the human comedy is woven in, all of it beautifully observed and memorably articulated.” —James Lasdun, The Guardian “   A novelist with a particular genius for inhabiting the past [and] an extraordinary gift for the condensing and enriching detail . . . Hollinghurst can give a tiny history of the high street and a thumbnail sketch of a life-story all in a few dozen words. His evocation of Oxford in wartime is ravishing in its detail, [and] it isn’t only the overtly gorgeous passages that shine . . . Ordinary actions are ushered from one sort of life into another, carried tenderly across in language that is unhurried and precise. [Hollinghurst’s writing] evokes Whistler’s brushwork, Henry James’s prose or Frank Lloyd Wright’s way with a building, but does not recognize a separation between high and low, past and present, glory and disgrace.  With an astonishing responsiveness to light, sound, painting, the past, social nuance, music, sensation, buildings inside and out, the inner life of sentence, he is saturated in the literary past but unhindered by it.” —Adam Mars-Jones, The London Review of Books   'Dazzlingly good: the best new novel I’ve read this year. Once again, Hollinghurst is both utterly sumptuous and utterly precise. Perfect scene follows perfect scene; no object in The Sparsholt Affair is too unimportant to receive his full and thrilling attention. Combining broad sweep with plenty of equally impressive close-up analysis, Hollinghurst plunges us into haute bohemia over several decades. He reminds us that yet another of his lavish gifts is for rueful comedy. Hollinghurst is as deft as ever.' —James Walton, The Spectator “Hollinghurst’s novels remind you of the deep pleasures of reading novels. Such is the penetrating clarity of his perception, his ability to convey many layers of experience at once. The Sparsholt Affair is likely to provoke that same flutter of recognition in readers. It’s the story of what happens before and after a sexual-political scandal, and about the lives colored by the affair… Around every episode there’s a thick membrane of social detail. The reflection and refraction of history in this book is reminiscent of Virginia Woolf’s family saga The Years. The Sparsholt Affair is wider in scope [and] more tender than anything Hollinghurst has written before.” —Johanna Thomas-Corr, London Evening Standard    “This is not your usual page-turner: it is a meticulously written, acutely insightful novel about human (mis)behavior, about time and unremitting change, with a skein of skillfully entwined what-happens-next? stories ranging over three generations. The felicities of the prose are unceasing: the observations and apercus are impeccably judged. Hollinghurst can be rigorously analytical one moment, slyly comic the next, erotic, then nostalgic, and subtle. He has his characters to a tee; the humour can ambush us. More movingly, a situation of multiple accumulations can be rendered by a single gesture—and a casual flick of the authorial eye. It would be hard, impossible, to over-praise this novel.”  —Ronald Frame, The Sunday Herald (Glasgow) “Audacious, ambitious . . . an absorbingly complex novel reaching across seven decades, with a sense of lost time in the gaps it leaves. The narrative [is] alert to implicit meanings; Hollinghurst’s achievement is to make those meanings the stuff of all social exchanges. His sentences trust in our intelligence while doing justice to the unknowability of other people. Hollinghurst’s prose delights.” —John Mullan, The Times (Saturday Review) “A multi-part story of a family plunged into scandal that is likely to delight fans of The Line of Beauty.” —Alice Jones, Top Picks in The Independent   “Without a doubt, both a highlight of Hollinghurst’s career, and one of the best books of the year. The novel charts the course of three generations of Sparsholts. Hollinghurst moves between times, places, and perspectives with the ease of a true master, any regret I felt at leaving each behind immediately mitigated by the majestic welcome of the next.” —Lucy Scholes, The Independent “Atmospheric. . . richly textured and alive with ironic wit. The Sparsholt Affair chronicles shifting social, cultural and sexual attitudes over eight decades, tracing twists brought about by the passing years across a broad canvas. Hollinghurst’s alertness to tone and body language is acute. Urbanely satiric scenes entertainingly unroll; suave impalings of vanity are a specialty. An ambitious novel of family, sexuality and art.” —Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times (UK) “Masterly, evocative—a portrait of life in the UK before and since the decriminalization of homosexuality [from] one of our finest novelists. . . Hollinghurst’s return with a new novel could hardly be better timed. The Sparsholt Affair exposes closeted gay lives of the past, and out gay lives of the present, culminating in a breathtaking description of a night of drugs and dancing in a gay club: a passage that grabs the reader by the sweaty palm and pulls him or her, elated, through the swirling debauch. The novel delineates, with leaps in time and place, shifting tastes in art and culture and social behaviors, changing attitudes to sex and relationships—and to class. As with all Hollinghurst’s work, it is utterly involving, uncannily realized, beautifully written, and very moving.” —Alex Bilmes, Esquire   “Hollinghurst is rightly regarded as one of Britain’s finest observers of life. If Jane Austen’s novels were about marriage eligibility, then a Hollinghurstian theme is about another sort of coupling.  [Yet] Austen would recognise his characters, many of whom are posh, privileged, well-educated. From Oxford in 1940 into our age, The Sparsholt Affair captures the changing nature of the homosexual experience as the country moves from shame and criminality to openness [and] dating apps; the most moving parts of the novel are about a man, whose long-term partner has died, being thrust into the [dating] market again, which has been transformed by the internet.” —Robbie Millen, The Times (UK)  Read more About the Author Alan Hollinghurst is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library; The Folding Star; The Spell; The Line of Beauty, winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Stranger’s Child. He has also received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He lives in London. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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What's Left of the Night

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Pdf:What's Left of the Night.Review 'The novel is as sen­sual as it is eru­dite, a stir­ringly in­ti­mate ex­plo­ration of the pri­vate, earthy place where cre­ation commences.”―The Wall Street Journal'A remarkable novel ... both a radiant work of the imagination and a fitting tribute to the greatest Greek poet of the twentieth century.'―The Times Literary Supplement'A lyrical and erotic reimagining of the gay Greek-Alexandrian poet C.P. Cavafy’s three-day trip to Paris in 1897 ... dizzying, fevered and beautiful.'―The Millions'In most lives there are no crucial moments, only representative ones. What’s Left of the Night illuminates three days in 1897 when Constantine Cavafy began to glimpse what would be his destiny (his voice and his subject) as a major poet. Sotiropoulos notices every encounter and records every intuition with a lyrical, impressionistic style of her own. A perfect book.'―Edmund White, author of A Boy's Own Story and Genet: A Biography'Exquisite ... Admirers of Cavafy will love this convincing portrait of the poet as a young man. But even those new to his work will be beguiled by Cavafy’s Paris and this close scrutiny of a poet’s mind ― his wavering between faith and despair at his own talent, his desire to be heard. Sotiropoulos’s novel, with its own distinctive style, is a worthy tribute to a great man.'―The Times of London'Sotiropoulos is a fine storyteller ... Her story has pulse, momentum, certainly a power one can call inspired ... Sotiropoulos’s Cavafy will ... arrest your gaze and make you look closer, seek the echoes and the traces of a life whose fullness and stark abstraction cannot fail to mesmerise you.'―Bookanista'Striking ... Sotiropoulos’s novel is both a loving tribute to a seminal Greek poet and a contemplative, fascinating reflection on the drive to create art.'―Publishers Weekly'Ringingly written ... lushly described ... A portrait of an artist coming into his own that even those unfamiliar with Cavafy will find absorbing.'―Library Journal'A whirlwind novel, full of sensations, and events that sweep the reader along ... There is so much to love about What’s Left of the Night: passionate discussions of literature and poetry, extravagant soirées, descriptions of the cultural epoch that gave birth to Proust and the conflicts that would later give rise to World War I. But, most importantly, the book captures the beautiful struggle of trying to reconstruct what it must be like to be tormented by art and language, like Cavafy was.'―Asymptote'Blissfully dizzying the reader ... strikes a chord of dark beauty, visceral grossness, and ironic humor indistinguishable from the experience of reading Cavafy’s poetry.'―The Los Angeles Review of Books'This is not a book to miss ... Scenes burn in the memory long after they have been read.'―The Bay Area Reporter'Sotiropoulos has done an incredible job of painting a naturalistic scene of Paris as it was during the Dreyfus affair while giving a glimpse into what it was like to be a poet at that time. Cavafy's original approach to poetry is what set him apart from his contemporaries. Readers may well leave this novel with a sincere desire to pick up a book of his poetry. A beautiful portrait of an aspiring poet.'―Kirkus Reviews'Equal parts a character study and a treatise on the creative mind, the novel boldly provokes questions about the relationship between an artist’s life and his art, specifically the quality of art that is born out of immense suffering. Rather than succumbing to shame, whether self-inflicted or socially imposed, the novel suggests that the cure for such darkness lies in transmuting misery into works of beauty ... Haunting and enthralling.'―Foreword Reviews'This elegant translation by Karen Emmerich of a provocative account of C.P. Cavafy's visit to Paris, based on published sources and archival work combined with novelist Ersi Sotiropoulos's rich imagination, illuminates an artist in ways that will please both those already familiar with Cavafy and those discovering this great poet of the past century.'―Edmund Keeley, author of​ Cavafy's Alexandria and translator, with Philip Sherrard, of C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems'Beautiful, flowing and sensual, with an extreme mastery of rhythm.'―Words Without Borders'A colorful fabric of Cavafy’s memories and reflections.'―Booklist'Sensual, evocative, beautifully ​written and translated, this book is a wonder.'―Lynn Freed, author of The Last Laugh and ​​The Romance of Elsewhere“A mesmerizing, sophisticated portrait of an artist coming into his own power.”―Maureen N. McLane, author of My Poets and Some Say'Splendid ... limpid and passionate ... fluid and musical, Ersi Sotiropoulos's prose says it perfectly ... You can read this beautiful book by Ersi Sotiropoulos as an account of three key days in the life of Constantine Cavafy. You can read it as a passionate introduction to his work ... but you can also see it on a more metaphorical level. That of a reflection about art. How is it born? Where does it come from?'―Le Monde“Ersi Sotiropoulos fathoms with acuity the birth of her hero's unique voice ... In language marked by chiaroscuro, sobs and sublime anger, she suggests that the gloomy darkness of real life is often the breeding ground of a great oeuvre.'―Magazine littéraire“Sensual, carnal and profound, this novel manages to render through its own rhythm the scansion of Greek verse, thereby transporting us along on the wanderings of one of the greatest poets in the history of world literature. Not to be missed.”―Les Chroniques culturelles Read more About the Author Ersi Sotiropoulos has written fifteen books of fiction and poetry. Her work has been translated into many languages, and has been twice awarded Greece’s National Book Prize as well as her country’s Book Critics’ Award and the Athens Academy Prize. What’s Left of the Night won the 2017 Prix Méditerranée Étranger in France. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Leading Men: A Novel

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Pdf:Leading Men: A Novel."Blazing...casts a spell right from the start." (Dwight Garner, The New York Times)"An extraordinary book." (Lauren Groff, author of Florida)Illuminating one of the great love stories of the 20th century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s Italy.In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover, Frank Merlo, meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives.Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day US, until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. What keeps two people together, and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the 20th-century.

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Naked Lunch

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Pdf:Naked Lunch.Review “A masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire.” —Newsweek“A book of great beauty and manically exquisite insight with a wild and deadly humor . . . The only American novelist who may conceivably be possessed by genius.” —Norman Mailer“Burroughs is the greatest satirical writer since Jonathan Swift. . . . The net result of Naked Lunch will be to make people shudder at their own lies, will be to make them open up and be straight with one another. Swift and Rabelais and Sterne accomplished a step in that direction, and Burroughs another.” —Jack Kerouac“Booty brought back from a nightmare.” —The New York Times“Burroughs called his greatest novel Naked Lunch, by which he meant it’s what you see on the end of a fork. He’s a writer of enormous richness whose books are a kind of attempt to blow up this cozy conspiracy, to allow us to see what’s on the end of the fork . . . the truth.” —J. G. Ballard“It’s a completely powerful and serious book, as good as anything in prose or poetry written by a ‘beat’ writer, and one of the most alive books written by any American for years. I don’t see how it could be considered immoral.” —Robert Lowell“An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy.” —Terry Southern“Burroughs was the last great avatar of literary modernism and Naked Lunch is his most important work. Like an intrepid explorer in to the inner space of the human psyche, Burroughs was unafraid to offer up his own unconscious as a kind of test bed, within which to allow the most sinister and viral of ideas to propagate. It was this activity—part alchemical, part psychological—that allowed him to prophesy with unerring accuracy the hideous modes that human behavior would assume in the post-apocalyptic second half of the twentieth century. Naked Lunch is essential reading for anyone who maintains any illusions about anything; to quote its author: ‘Rub out the word.’” —Will Self“Burroughs is a superb writer, and Naked Lunch a novel of revolt in the best late-modern sense. . . . If there should be a twenty-first century, this is one of the few works historians could turn to for a grasp, both imaginative and intelligent, of the strange historical phase of the human condition we are living through.” —E. S. Seldon“A creator of grim fairy tales for adults, Burroughs spoke to our nightmare fears and, still worse, to our nightmare longings. . . . And more than any other postwar wordsmith, he bridged generations; popularity in the youth culture is greater now than during the heady days of the Beats.” —The Los Angeles Times Book Review“Only after the first shock does one realize that what Burroughs is writing about is not only the destruction of depraved men by their drug lust, but the destruc¬tion of all men by their consuming addictions. . . . He is a writer of great power and artistic integrity engaged in a profoundly meaningful search for true values.” —John Ciardi“This book, which is not a novel but a booty brought back from nightmare, takes a coldly implacable look at the dark side of our nature. Civilization fails many; many fail civilization. William Burroughs has written the basic work for understanding that desperate symptom which is the beat style of life.” —Herbert Gold“A landmark experimental novel.” —Los Angeles Times“Probably the most audacious book by any American writer since Henry Miller’s celebrated pair of Tropics.” —Chicago Tribune“Naked Lunch is a dark, wild ride through the terror of heroin addiction and withdrawal, filled with paranoia, erotica and drug-fueled hallucinations.” —NPR“An astonishingly lurid account of an addict on the run from the Man.” —San Francisco Weekly“Naked Lunch will leave the most amoral readers slack-jawed; and yet a trek beneath the depraved surface reveals interweaving caverns that ooze unsettling truths about the human spirit. . . . In the same galloping, lyrical way Walt Whitman celebrated democratic toilers of all stripes, Burroughs gleefully catalogs totalitarian spoilers and criminal types—be they human or monster, psychological or pharmacological.” —The Kansas City Star“Naked Lunch still delivers the gut-grabbing jolt of the autoerotic hangings that punctuate its pages, every death erection and post-mortem ejaculation described with a grim relish that walks the line between cry of conscience and shudder of fetishistic pleasure. . . . Burroughs . . . shoves America headfirst into the bilge of its hypocrisies.” —Las Vegas Weekly“[Naked Lunch] made Burroughs’s reputation as a leader of the rebels against the complacency and conformity of American society. . . . An outrageous satire on the various physical and psychological addictions that turn human beings into slaves. . . . Burroughs’s vision of the addict’s life, by which we may infer the lives of all of us in some sense, is a vicious death-in-life of unrelieved abnegation, utter enervation and baroque suffering. Dante could not have envisioned such a post-Holocaust, post-apocalyptic circle of hell.” —The Commercial Appeal Read more About the Author William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914 and lived in Chicago, New York, Texas, Paris, Tangier, London, and Lawrence, Kansas, where he died in August 1997. He was the author of numerous books, including Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, Nova Express, The Ticket that Exploded, and The Wild Boys, and was inducted as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. James Grauerholz was William Burroughs’s longtime manager and editor, and is now his literary executor. Read more

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Hidden Footsteps

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Pdf:Hidden Footsteps.Brian Thompson, a recent high school graduate feels the pressure of trying to live up to his mother Claudia's religious standards, after his older brother Corey publicly admits he's gay on a popular social media site. To make matters worse, Brian soon finds himself curious about his own sexuality. Witnessing his mother's shame and disgust for Corey, he tries to resist, but ultimately begins to live in secrecy, right under her nose. After years of hidden footsteps, Brian longs to reconnect the Thompson family, but knows he will have to face his mother and confess it all, come what may... Hidden Footsteps is based on a true story with a very real message about finding the strength to live your truth.

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Coming about: Life in the Balance

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Pdf:Coming about: Life in the Balance.About the Author As chair of the music department and ethics teacher at an independentschool for girls in Manhattan, Mario Dell'Olio conducts the Concert andChamber Choirs. Dr. Dell'Olio is responsible for all Liturgicalcelebrations for the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. He leads theChoirs on annual international and domestic concert tours and hasreleased numerous albums on iTunes and Amazon.com. Dr. Dell'Olio wasdirector of music at Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco,California, from 1990 - 2000. He led the Basilica Choir on its firstinternational concert tour to Italy in June 1999. Dr. Dell'Olio holds aDoctor of Sacred Music, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, and aMasters in Religious Education. He pursued postgraduate work in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.mariodellolio.com/ Read more

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Something Cloudy, Something Clear (New Directions Paperbook)

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Pdf:Something Cloudy, Something Clear (New Directions Paperbook).About the Author Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo. Read more

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A Dream Life

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Pdf:A Dream Life.In 1961, homosexuality is a crime punishable by up to seventeen years in prison. That doesn't stop soldiers Philip Greco and John Fitzgerald from falling in love. The two men are serving in the US Army in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. They become friends at first, and then slowly and tentatively, their relationship blossoms. Working around the obstacles in their path, Philip and John travel through Europe together and discover their dream place to live after their discharge, Majorca. When John is discharged four months earlier than Philip, the latter convinces him to return to the States. But when Philip arrives in Los Angeles, he finds John's life has changed dramatically since they parted. Now Philip must find his way in the world and see whether he can build a dream life of his own. "Wow, what a great read! Love and sex in the army as never before told. Europe at the time when La Dolce Vita was the lifestyle. I knew the author in his days in Rome. Wow again!"--Carroll Baker, Oscar nominee for Baby Doll.

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Jen Silverman: Three Plays (Oberon Modern Playwrights)

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Pdf:Jen Silverman: Three Plays (Oberon Modern Playwrights).About the Author Jen Silverman is a New York based writer. Her theatre work includes The Moors, The Roommate, and Phoebe in Winter. She is a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, the Helen Merrill Award, an LMCC Fellowship, and the Yale Drama Series Award. Read more

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Fun Home

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Pdf:Fun Home.WINNER! Best Musical - 2015 Tony® Awards!WINNER! Best Score (Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron) - 2015 Tony® Awards!WINNER! Best Book of a Musical (Lisa Kron) - 2015 Tony® Awards!WINNER! BEST MUSICAL - New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Off-Broadway Alliance AwardFINALIST! The Pulitzer Prize for DramaWhen her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

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The Mammary Plays: Two Plays

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Pdf:The Mammary Plays: Two Plays.From Booklist Vogel's inspired, witty, structurally daring Baltimore Waltz (1992) put her on the map and had regional theaters clamoring to produce her, but How I Learned to Drive won her the Pulitzer Prize. Much darker and richer than Waltz, it deals with charged issues of sexuality and sexual abuse with remarkable grace. In a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, How chronicles an uncle-and-niece relationship as it progresses, during the course of a number of driving lessons, from friendship to unhealthy closeness to a kind of sexual abuse that, no less wounding for its subtlety, constitutes a betrayal that is all the more damaging because Uncle Peck has become such an important confidant for Li'l Bit. A runaway success when it opened in 1997, the play is as moving on the page as it was on the stage. It is paired here with a campy satire of gender roles in the '50s, '60s, and '80s that also deals with sexuality, power, and the infantile American obsession with breast size--hence the book's title. Jack Helbig Read more From the Back Cover Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, one of the most honored new American plays, is the winner of numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize, Obie, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle awards. It is a delicately told tale of the sexual awakening of a young girl under the tutelage of her uncle. The Mineola Twins is an outrageous political satire set on suburban Long Island. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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I See Through Muddy Water: Signs of Down Low Men

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Pdf:I See Through Muddy Water: Signs of Down Low Men.About the Author Evangelist, prayer warrior, visionary, prophet, and anointed woman of God are all titles to describe Nichol Collins. She has carried out the mandate given by God through a vision to “Take the rainbow back!” Her clothing line, Globeshakers Covenant Gear is in high demand. Several souls have been delivered and filled with the Holy Spirit through her ministry. She is reaching the masses on television, radio, and social media. Her riveting autobiography is titled, “Behind Enemy Lines,” sharing her deliverance from transgender-lesbian, drug dealer, and gang member in Los Angeles for 20 years. Her ‘praying mother’ interceded on her behalf, and Nichol is the fruit of that travail. “Devil Let My Baby Go,” is the title of her Mom’s tutorial book for parents. Nichol’s assignment is to reconcile lost souls back unto God. To purchase Covenant Gear Clothing www.globeshakers.com Read more

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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

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Pdf:Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.Review 'Absolutely gripping . . . scintillating . . . sharply intelligent, dramatically fresh . . . a Wildean triumph.' --The New York Times'Thrilling . . . unforgettable, maybe even life-changing. . . . [It has] the inevitability and much of the monumentality of a Greek tragedy.' --USA Today'A dazzling coup de theatre, at once compelling history and chilling human drama.' --Time'Stunning . . . taut, shattering, yet delightfully exuberant . . . altogether fascinating.' --Newsday Read more From the Back Cover In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment. For within a year the bewildered Wilde himself was on trial for acts of 'gross indecency' and - implicity - for a vision of art that outraged Victorian propriety. In this work of the theater - a smash hit Off Broadway - Moises Kaufman turns the trials of Oscar Wilde into a riveting human and intellectual drama. Expertly interweaving courtroom testimony with excerpts from Wilde's writings and the words of his contemporaries, Gross Indecency unveils its subject in all his genius and human frailty, his age in all its complacency and repression. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Pdf:More.Review Winner: 2010 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance -Elisa's Reviews'...so much more than the average novel. The characters are sensual and intense with an amazing presence that seems to pop from the pages' -Sensual Reads'...complex, absorbing, compelling and exciting - everything I look for when I open a new book with anticipation. ...if you're looking for something different I highly recommend this book' -Reviews by Jessewave'The intimate scenes are breathtaking' -Literary Nymphs Reviews'A riveting tale of three men in a realistically-depicted menage relationship' -Rainbow Reviews Read more

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Llámame por tu nombre [Call Me by Your Name]

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Pdf:Llámame por tu nombre [Call Me by Your Name].Un viaje por los rincones más profundos de los sentimientos y del erotismo. Llámame por tu nombre ha sido galardonada con el Lambda Literary Award, mejor Libro del Año según The Washington Post y Publishers Weekly y es la novela en la que se basa la película Call Me By Your Name. En una localidad de la costa de Italia, durante la década de los ochenta, la familia de Elio instauró la tradición de recibir en el verano a estudiantes o creadores jóvenes que, a cambio de alojamiento, ayudaran al cabeza de familia, catedrático, en sus compromisos culturales. Oliver es el elegido este verano, un joven escritor norteamericano que pronto excita la imaginación de Elio. Durante las siguientes semanas, los impulsos ocultos de obsesión y miedo, fascinación y deseo intensificarán su pasión. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Fingersmith

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Pdf:Fingersmith.New York Times best-selling author of Affinity, Sarah Waters was named Author of the Year at the 2003 British Book Awards. Fingersmith was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize, and was chosen as book of the year 2002 by more organizations than any other novel. Orphaned as an infant, Susan Trinder was raised by Mrs. Sucksby, "mother" to a host of pickpockets and con artists. To pay her debt, she joins legendary thief Gentleman in swindling an innocent woman out of her inheritence. But the two women form an unanticipated bond and the events that follow will surprise every listener.

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Speak No Evil: A Novel

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Pdf:Speak No Evil: A Novel.In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences. On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, DC, he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: He is queer - an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders - and the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed. In the tradition of Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, Speak No Evil explores what it means to be different in a fundamentally conformist society and how that difference plays out in our inner and outer struggles. It is a novel about the power of words and self-identification, about who gets to speak and who has the power to speak for other people. As heart-wrenching and timely as his breakout debut, Beasts of No Nation, Uzodinma Iweala's second novel cuts to the core of our humanity and leaves us reeling in its wake.

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Confessions of a Mask

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Pdf:Confessions of a Mask.Review “Yukio Mishima was one of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century.” - Judith Thurman, New Yorker“In Confessions of a Mask a literary artist of delicate sensibility and startling candor has chosen to write for the few rather than the many. ” - Ben Ray Redman, The New York Times“We read the bloody details with wonder…such is the power of his writing.” - Gore Vidal, The New York Review of Books“Confessions of a Mask follows in the spirit of Oscar Wilde’s dictum that ‘man is least himself when he talks in his own person. ‘Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.’” - Wired Read more From the Back Cover This book is one of the classics of modern Japanese fiction. It is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. Mishima's protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in a polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must live behind a mask of propriety. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Prince's Gambit (The Captive Prince Trilogy)

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Pdf:Prince's Gambit (The Captive Prince Trilogy).Review Praise for C. S. Pacat and the Captive Prince Trilogy“You will be completely enthralled and on edge.”—USA Today“Have you read Captive Prince? If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?”—HeroesandHeartbreakers.com“The cumulative effect of reading them back to back is mind blowing.”—Dear Author“Pacat’s powerful debut, a blend of intense erotica and political fantasy, is disturbing and intriguing in equal measure...The intricacy of the political entanglements gives depth to the novel’s erotic turmoil...Fans of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series will eat this up with a spoon.”—Publishers Weekly“Fans of Pacat’s internet-serial sensation will need no convincing of the merits of this series, but new readers should take note—this book lives up to every word of praise it has garnered. The lush setting, full of intricate historical detail, engaging decadence and ruthless scheming, will draw many, but it’s Pacat’s characters...who’ll surely keep readers captive. Their tenuous, fractious relationship is the heart and soul of this trilogy, and thankfully, readers will not have long to wait between installments in order to watch it unfold.”—RT Book Reviews Read more About the Author C. S. Pacat is the author of the Captive Prince trilogy. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, she has since lived in a number of different cities, including Tokyo and Perugia. She currently resides and works in Melbourne. Read more

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Stand By Me: The uplifting and heartbreaking best seller you need to read this year

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Pdf:Stand By Me: The uplifting and heartbreaking best seller you need to read this year.Review PRAISE FOR S. D. ROBERTSON• ‘Stand By Me is a thoughtful story about the power of friendship and of the importance of keeping those we love always in our hearts.’ Jaffareadstoo• ‘A heartbreaking tale’ THE SUN• ‘Exceptionally beautiful’ MIRANDA DICKINSON, SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER• ‘A wonderful tale of devastation and ultimately hope’ KATHRYN HUGHES• ‘A MUST READ’ Stewart Foster• ‘When I wasn't actually reading this book, I found myself thinking constantly about it. Real. Emotional. Powerful. A must-read for anyone who loves to lose themselves completely in a book.’ CLAUDIA CARROLL• ‘One of those unique books that once read will truly stay with you for a lifetime.’ Compellingreads.co.uk‘• A sad, sweet, thought-provoking tale about the love and the bond between parents and children.’ Lovereading.co.uk Read more About the Author Former journalist S.D. Robertson quit his role as a local newspaper editor to pursue a lifelong ambition of becoming a novelist.An English graduate from the University of Manchester, he’s also worked as a holiday rep, door-to-door salesman, train cleaner, kitchen porter and mobile phone network engineer.Over the years Stuart has spent time in France, Holland and Australia, but home these days is back in the UK. He lives in a village near Manchester with his wife and daughter. There’s also his cat, Bernard, who likes to distract him from writing – usually by breaking things.His first novel, TIME TO SAY GOODBYE, was a Kindle bestseller and his second novel, IF EVER I FALL, is out now. Read more

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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

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Pdf:The Mysteries of Pittsburgh.Michael Chabon masterfully renders the funny, tender, and captivating first-person narrative of Art Bechstein, whose confusion and heartache echo the tones of literary forebears like The Catcher in the Rye's Holden Caulfield and The Great Gatsby's Nick Carraway. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh incontrovertibly established Chabon as a powerful force in contemporary fiction, even before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay set the literary world spinning. An unforgettable story of coming of age in America, it is also an essential milestone in the movement of American fiction, from a novelist who has become one of the most important and enduring voices of this generation.

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We Were Witches

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Pdf:We Were Witches.Review "Gore's magic-infused narrative. . . .is a moving account of a young writer and mother striving to claim her own agency and find her voice." —Publishers Weekly "This book mimics the messy, discursive texture of memory—of life. . . . Inventive and affecting." —Kirkus Reviews "A scathing indictment of a system that works again people who are poor and female as well as a piercing and wise look at one woman's struggle to overcome it." —Booklist "Told with whimsy and dignity. . . . This “memoirist’s novel” is a beguiling mash-up of feminist quotations, literary critique, real life predicaments, and plenty of magic." —The Riveter "Gore tells her story with such verve and wit I missed my train stop reading it." —Lambda Literary Review "Ariel. . . .calculates and acts impulsively and makes strange and strong choices. And we are right there with her." —Santa Fe Reporter "A re-writing of every helpless princess fairy tale and a reclamation of every Scarlet Letter. . . .We Were Witches is an absolute must read." —Ms. magazine blog “The voice of this book is striking. It’s authoritative, incantatory, and yet also naïve, in the sense that it lets the reader experience events with the immediacy the young protagonist does.” —The Rumpus “We Were Witches is a novel that reads more like a magic spell/memoir/memory/body…it is everything you didn’t know you were allowed to want in a narrative.” —Autostraddle "Like a talisman, Gore’s prose works its magic with authoritative subtlety. Reading it will leave you changed for the better." — Signature Reads “Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches is one woman’s body refusing to become property, refusing to be overwritten by law or traditions, one woman’s body cutting open a hole in culture so that actual bodies might emerge. A triumphant body story. A singularly spectacular siren song.” —Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Small Backs of Children “We Were Witches seizes the shame and hurt internalized by young women and turns it into magic art and poetry. Ariel Gore’s writing is a diamond pentacle carved into a living heart, transforming singular experience into universal knowledge.” —Susie Bright, author of Big Sex Little Death “Forget Freytag's Pyramid (of Predictable Male Prose)—behold Gore’s Upside Down Triangle (of Fierce Feminist Narrative)! Drawing from myth, fairy tale, the wisdom of third wave literary icons, and the singular experiences of a queer single mama artist trying to survive the nineties, We Were Witches is its own genre, in its own canon. It moves with punk rock grace and confidence, and I totally loved it.” —Kate Schatz, author of Rad American Women A-Z “We Were Witches is raw and truthful, painfully funny, inspiring of outrage, and alive with the wonder and magic of a feminist awakening. One single mom becoming woke, struggling, and triumphing on her own outsider terms, We Were Witches is a new feminist classic, penned by one the culture’s strongest authors at her most experimental and personal.” —Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave “Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches is both magical and punk rock—the way it takes traditional values and traditional story structure to task, the way Gore’s protagonist, Ariel, uses witchy intelligence to resist a system totally against her.” —Michelle Cruz Gonzales, author of The Spitboy Rule Read more About the Author Ariel Gore is a journalist, memoirist, novelist, nonfiction author, and teacher. She is a graduate of Mills College and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She is the founding editor/publisher of Hip Mama, an Alternative Press Award-winning publication covering the culture and politics of motherhood.Her memoir, Atlas of the Human Heart, was a 2004 finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her anthology Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City won the LAMBDA Literary Award in 2010. She has taught at The Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. She currently teaches online at Ariel Gore's School for Wayward Writers. Read more

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A Boy's Own Story: A Novel

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Pdf:A Boy's Own Story: A Novel.Review "With A Boy's Own Story American literature is larger by one classic novel." -The Washington Post Book World "Edmund White has crossed J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde to create an extraordinary novel." -The New York Times Book Review "Every so often a novel comes along that is so ambitious in its intention and so confident of its voice that it reminds us what a singular and potent thing a novel can be. One of these is A Boy's Own Story." -San Francisco Chronicle Read more About the Author Edmund White, author of thirteen books, is a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Literature from the National Academy of Arts and Letters. His Genet: A Biography won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award. He lives in Paris, France. Read more

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The Gunners: A Novel

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Pdf:The Gunners: A Novel.Review Praise for The Gunners 1 of 10 Great Books to Read This March (NYLON) 1 of 20 New Books to Read in March (Entertainment Weekly) 1 of the Best Books to Read in April 2018 (O, The Oprah Magazine) Named a Spring 2018 Release Our Bookshelves Can't Wait for (Southern Living) 1 of 60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (Huffington Post) 1 of 15 Best Fiction Books of March 2018 to Kick Off Your Spring Reading (Bustle) 1 of the Best New Books of March 2018 (Chicago Review of Books) 1 of the Best Books of 2018 (So Far) (Esquire) 1 of 5 Spring Novels Packed with Secrets (The Dallas Morning News) 1 of 11 New Books You'll Want to Binge-Read This Month (Time Out) 1 of 20 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018 (PureWow) 1 of 101 Books to get excited about in 2018 (BookRiot) 1 of 18 New Books You Need to Read in March (Harper's Bazaar) 1 of 30 Biggest Book Club Books Coming in 2018 (BookBub) 1 of My Top 5 Most Anticipated Reads of 2018 (PatienceRandle.com) 1 of the Most Anticipated New Releases of 2018 (Reading Women) 1 of 99 Things to See, Hear, and Read This March (Fast Company) 1 of 15 Best Summer Beach Reads of 2018 (The Daily Beast) A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection A Loan Stars Librarian Pick for the Month of March (Quill & Quire) A Staff Library Pick for the Month of March (Quill & Quire) "Kauffman has done something remarkable with The Gunners . . . She's made spending time with [her characters] not just tolerable but delightful. And she's achieved this not by manufacturing likability, but by so convincingly rendering the affection between them that you accept each character's foibles as readily as they do one another's . . . There's so much generosity and spirit and humor shared by whatever characters are on the page at any given time that I was always happy to accompany them." ―The New York Times Book Review "A moving novel . . . Each character comes to terms with their dark past, and uncertain futures―like an intimate hangout session, dashed with suspense and few extra layers of emotional beauty. You'll find yourself thinking of Freaks and Geeks, The Big Chill, and maybe all those friends you've been meaning to text." ―Entertainment Weekly, The Must List "A riveting portrayal of the joys and mysteries of growing up, and of friendship itself." ―People "In the beautifully wrought The Gunners, life ends not with a whimper, but with a bang . . . This engrossing book's suspense lies not just in what will happen, but in what already has . . . Kauffman is interested in the muddiness of love―how it can be selfish and desperate, even cruel . . . When it comes to love, Kauffman suggests, we're equal parts predator and prey." ―O, The Oprah Magazine, 1 of the Best Books to Read in April 2018 "Unusually for a literary novelist, Kauffman has no fear of overt feeling. When she explores an emotion, she does it with absolute candor. Her characters announce their grief and affection and rage in a way that few others do . . . If it's rare for a contemporary literary novelist to address emotion so bluntly, it's even rarer if that novelist is female . . . The brilliance of The Gunners is that it helps you. Kauffman teaches you the right way to read her prose . . . Another thing literary novelists don't often let themselves do is write novels with morals, or messages, but The Gunners has one. It's clear, though not easy: Accept your emotions. Feel them bluntly, plainly. Allow yourself to flinch." ―NPR Books "This story examines how the secrets held and harbored by friends, and the defining relationships of childhood and adolescence, never fully leave us." ―Esquire, 1 of the Best Books of 2018 (So Far) "This gorgeous story of loss and friendship follows a group of childhood best friends when they reunite as adults to grapple with a friend’s suicide . . . Weaving back and forth through the past and present, this tender story explores the secrets we carry from the past." ―Real Simple, 1 of the Best Books of 2018 (So Far) "A wonderful new novel." ―Southern Living, Our Bookshelves Can't Wait for These Spring 2018 Releases "With The Gunners, Rebecca Kauffman enters the grand tradition of friendship novels by understanding that they are just another type of love story, full of as much pain and exhilaration as any classic romance." ―NYLON, 1 of 10 Great Books to Read This March "A fantastic read." ―Bustle, 1 of 15 Best Fiction Books of March 2018 to Kick Off Your Spring Reading"It's a Big Chill-esque panorama of friendship―but shrouded in darkness." ―Entertainment Weekly, 1 of 20 New Books to Read in March"A vivid, layered novel . . . Endearing and intimate, Kauffman steers clear of veering into cliche, reviving a well-worn premise into something new and exciting." ―Harper's Bazaar, 1 of 18 New Books You Need to Read in March "The thing about childhood friendship is that it is part of the DNA of your formation, something all the Gunners, but especially the narrator, knows too well. The Gunners is one of the most moving portraits of friendship I’ve read, perhaps ever." ―Refinery29, 1 of the Best Books of 2018 We Can't Wait to Read This Year "Novels about friendships are the new fad but trust me when I tell you that this one is truly superlative. A gracefully endearing story which delves deeply into the nature of childhood friendship while also shining a light on chronic illness and LGTBQ rights." ―Chicago Review of Books, The Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018 "At the heart of this moving novel is the mystery of why a high-school girl suddenly turned away from her tight-knit group of friends . . . While Kauffman doesn’t tie everything up with a neat bow, that’s hardly the point. What really matters is what’s below the surface―a tale of friends who are driven together by circumstance and location but who become a family by choice." ―The Daily Beast, One of the Best Summer Beach Reads of 2018 "The Gunners is Rebecca Kauffman's stunningly original, painstakingly beautiful second novel, and it's one that tackles the friends you held in the past and the future that no longer seems promising, all seen through the eyes of a man struggling with macular degeneration." ―PopSugar, 1 of 20 Best New Books to Read in March "With hints of Meg Wolitzer’s 2014 The Interestings (minus the summer camp) and the 1983 movie The Big Chill (minus the soundtrack), Kauffman’s second novel is a realistic meditation on the lasting power of friendship. Except she’s way too clever to ever use a phrase as trite as 'the lasting power of friendship.'” ―PureWow"In her much-anticipated sophomore return, Rebecca Kauffman (Another Place You've Never Been) continues to stun." ―Jetsetter, 1 of 9 Books We're Reading This March "Startling and eye opening . . . You'll surely be entertained." ―Women.com, 1 of 10 New Books You Need to Read in April "Kauffman strikes immediate, crowd-pleasing gold with a flashback-laden plot that’s equal parts Stand By Me and The Big Chill. Her characters―male and female, straight and LGBTQ alike―are rendered with compassion and delicacy enlivened by the group setting. In coming-of-age scenes conjuring the romance and sadness of latchkey childhood, her spare, objective language never assumes a clinical tone. With its ensemble cast and weighty, sentimental subject matter, The Gunners is a feat in economy. Character backgrounds are executed in a matter of sentences rather than chapters; narrative intrigue is succinct and enduring . . . Kauffman’s precision in tackling the nature of love and fatality constitutes a major accomplishment for a young writer, and The Gunners packs a serious emotional punch in its pragmatic brevity." ―Washington City Paper "The Gunners is shrewdly streaked with unsuspected complexities . . . Kauffman achieves her main effects through a strict regulation of diction and tone―unembellished and precisely unanalytical in the first case, and abidingly temperate and patient in the latter. Speaking like a privileged member of the group, she ventures to state what the characters wonder and worry about . . . Ultimately, The Gunners is about how we understand more than what we understand." ―On the Seawall "The night they spend together after the funeral brings a night of nostalgia, one many readers can relate to, as if they were looking back at an old box of photos remembering the people they used to be, reflecting on where their lives have led them." ―Northern Virginia Magazine"Perceptive, funny, and endearing . . . Reminiscent of The Big Chill and St. Elmo’s Fire, this remarkable novel is just as satisfying and provides readers with an entire cast of characters who will feel like old friends upon finishing." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Kauffman has created vivid and compelling characters struggling with what is in some ways the most universal dilemma: how to grow up. Mikey especially is mature and thoughtful but not at all precious; and the boisterous, hilarious Alice is charming despite her best efforts to behave otherwise. In fluid prose, Kauffman lays bare the lessons of youth and truth. A layered and loving bildungsroman of friendship." ―Kirkus Reviews "Neither dark nor despairing, this work admirably expresses the satisfying comfort derived from the survival of such long-term friendships even as it evokes sadness about the losses and challenges that come with transitioning to adulthood. A successful sophomore effort after Kauffman’s well-received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been." ―Library Journal "A little bit like The Big Chill, Kauffman’s (Another Place You’ve Never Been, 2016) quiet and deep second novel reconciles the responsibilities we carry and the secrets we keep with the outsize pleasure of being known and loved by a chosen family." ―Booklist "Warm, wonderful, and gorgeously quiet, this book has all the friendship feels." ―Read It Forward "I recommend you read every single thing Rebecca Kauffman writes―start with this beautiful novel, and start now." ―Julie Buntin, author of Marlena "Kauffman’s prose is restrained in a way that causes it to actually vibrate in places, and her details are so richly observed they feel like gems, impossible things mined from deep under the earth. Funny, raw, and deeply elegant, The Gunners is ultimately a meditation on friendship, that least examined, most mysterious form of love, perhaps more sacred for its incompleteness, for the ways we can never fool ourselves completely into believing we truly know one another." ―Rufi Thorpe, author of Dear Fang, with Love and The Girls from Corona del Mar "The Gunners explores what it means to have people crawl into your heart and settle in for a lifetime. In this lovely, truthful novel of six people who have been friends since childhood, Rebecca Kauffman strips enduring love of all its usual romantic costumery, and shows us how it actually works." ―Martha Woodroof, author of Small Blessings "I inhaled The Gunners in a single sitting, because I couldn’t stand to be away from it once I started it. Rebecca Kauffman's brilliantly rendered story of six childhood friends tells the hard truth about human love―what it seems to be from far away, and what it really is up close―boldly, with compassion and warmth and humor." ―Kayla Rae Whitaker, author of The Animators Praise for Another Place You've Never Been Longlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize "Fans of the vignette style of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" might enjoy Rebecca Kauffman's take on the roman à clef. It's an inventive debut that's already been compared to Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad and from an indie press, to boot!" ―Huffington Post "[A] wonderful debut… Watching how these characters intersect is incredibly satisfying. In clear and vivid prose, Kauffman potently depicts lonely and isolated lives, marked by rash decisions made in the hope of finding connection. By the end of the novel, the pieces of the puzzle that is Tracy's life fit together, her disappointments as much a part of her as her small victories, resulting in an undeniably moving and emotionally true portrayal of the kitchen sink of human experience." ―Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review) "Kauffman's compassion for her lonely characters is evident." ―Kirkus Reviews "Kauffman's immediately involving novel-in-stories, delivered in crisp language and with a strong sense of the characters surrounding her." ―Library Journal "Kauffman's prose is spare and vivid. She knows just the right details to bring a place or a person to life. It's fun to anticipate the connections among characters from story to story, and to watch Tracy realize how the relationship with her father has colored her choices…Another Place You've Never Been is a moving, elegantly constructed tribute to human frailty and loss, and to our stubborn insistence on striving for human connection despite a slew of obstacles. In the character of Tracy, Kauffman has given us a fascinating portrait of a modern, tragic heroine, and a lens into our own darkest, most hopeful places." ―Fiction Advocate "Through the eyes of the characters in these stories―many tragic but making the best of what they have―we glimpse Kauffman's deep and abiding empathy." ―Read it Forward, Favorite Read for October "Another Place You've Never Been is a gorgeous, witty novel that reminded me of Olive Kitteridge… if Olive had been a down-on-her-luck waitress dreaming of love in upstate New York. I loved this kindhearted, beautiful book." ―Amanda Ward, author of The Same Sky"In this mesmerizing novel, composed of short, powerful, interlocking stories, Rebecca Kauffman gives us a wide cast of characters struggling to find happiness, and maybe even transcendence, in a harsh landscape. At the center of it all is Tracy, a woman fighting against the odds, one of the most complex and memorable figures to appear in recent American fiction. Clear-eyed, witty, and dazzlingly inventive, this is a novel that disturbs and delights. An extraordinary debut." ―Brian Morton, author of Florence Gordon Read more About the Author REBECCA KAUFFMAN is originally from rural northeastern Ohio. She received her B.A. in Classical Violin Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and several years later, she received her M.F.A. in creative writing from New York University. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She is also the author of Another Place You’ve Never Been, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Read more

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The Gravity Between Us

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Pdf:The Gravity Between Us.New Adult novel recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content. Where does friendship stop and love begin? At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood’s hottest young starlet, with the world at her feet – but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal. Payton Taylor is Kendall’s best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is – her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life. With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend – she is the only girl that she has ever loved. Just as they need each other more than ever, they’ll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame… The Gravity Between Us is a daring, romantic, emotional story about friendship, love, and finding the courage to be yourself in a crazy world. Praise for The Gravity Between Us ‘The Gravity Between Us is a fantastic read--humorous, romantic and daring. Kristen's writing style is engaging and honest. In Payton and Kendall, she's succeeded in creating characters whom you care about instantly. And her portrayal of their relationship is beautifully rendered. I loved the Hollywood angle, the question of how one learns to deal with other people's reactions to same sex relationships and the idea of the zany game that is celebrity. For me, The Gravity Between Us is a must-read new adult novel! I can't wait to read Kristen Zimmer's next book!’ 5 Stars! Kimtalksbooks.com ‘I hope this book calls to you the way it called to me. And if/when you do read it, I hope you laugh and get all sappy and emotional the way I did too.’ SmiBookClub.com

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Confessions of the Fox: A Novel

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Pdf:Confessions of the Fox: A Novel.Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary 18th-century thief. No one knows Jack's true story - his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled "Confessions of the Fox".Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at 12, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack". When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious - and most wanted - thieves in history.Back in the present, Dr. Voth works feverishly day and night to authenticate the manuscript. But he's not the only one who wants Jack's story - and some people will do whatever it takes to get it. As both Jack and Voth are drawn into corruption and conspiracy, it becomes clear that their fates are intertwined - and only a miracle will save them both.

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Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

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Pdf:Here Comes the Sun: A Novel.Review “[A] lithe, artfully-plotted debut.... Margot is one of the reasons to read this book. She is a startling, deeply memorable character. All of Ms. Dennis-Benn’s women are. The author has a gift for creating chiaroscuro portraits, capturing both light and dark.... Here Comes the Sun is deceptively well-constructed, with slow and painful reveals right through the end.” - Jennifer Senior, The New York Times“One of the most stunningly beautiful novels in recent years... it feels like a miracle.” - Michael Schaub, NPR.org“Impossible to forget.... Dennis-Benn’s writing is as lush as the island itself.... [She] knows how to make the women so complex that we believe every hairpin turn of her plot.” - Caroline Leavitt, The Boston Globe“The book vividly captures the fraught dynamics of familial and romantic relationships... Poignant.” - The New Yorker“Similarities to fellow Caribbean writer Edwidge Danticat, or early V.S. Naipaul, are plentiful... [A] rich, accomplished novel.” - Kenneth Champeon, BookPage“Here are visceral, profound writing and invigorating characters. Here, too, is the deep and specific sensation of experience… Haunting and superbly crafted, this is a magical book from a writer of immense talent and intelligence.” - Kirkus Reviews [Starred Review]“With eloquent prose and unsentimental clarity, Dennis-Benn offers an excellent reason to look beyond the surface beauty of paradise. This novel is as bracing as a cold shower on a hot day.” - Connie Olge, The Miami Herald“[A] striking portrayal of a vibrant community where everyone is related and every action reverberates, and [an] unstinting description of how shame whips desire into submission.” - Publishers Weekly“Her prose is lyrical and vibrant, but Dennis-Benn has a deeper purpose, and she takes the reader on a trip that is impossible to forget.” - Molly McArdle, Brooklyn Magazine“Stuns at every turn.” - Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Read more About the Author Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of Here Comes the Sun, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, she teaches at Princeton and lives with her wife in Brooklyn. Her website is www.nicoledennisbenn.com. Read more

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Notes of a Crocodile (NYRB Classics)

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Pdf:Notes of a Crocodile (NYRB Classics).About the Author Qiu Miaojin (1969–1995)—one of Taiwan’s most innovative literary modernists, and the country’s most renowned lesbian writer—was born in Chuanghua County in western Taiwan. She graduated with a degree in psychology from National Taiwan University and pursued graduate studies in clinical psychology at the University of Paris VIII. Her first published story, “Prisoner,” received the Central Daily News Short Story Prize, and her novella Lonely Crowds won the United Literature Association Award. While in Paris, she directed a thirty-minute film called Ghost Carnival, and not long after this, at the age of twenty-six, she committed suicide. The posthumous publications of her novels Last Words from Montmartre and Notes of a Crocodile made her into one of the most revered countercultural icons in Chinese letters. After her death in 1995, she was given the China Times Honorary Prize for Literature. In 2007, a two-volume edition of her Diaries was published, and in 2017 she became the subject of a feature-length documentary by Evans Chan titled Death in Montmartre.Bonnie Huie is the recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant. Her rendition of Motojirō Kajii’s story “Under the Cherry Blossoms” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she has also translated the work of Tatsuhiro Ōshiro. Her writings and translations appear in The Brooklyn Rail, Kyoto Journal, and Afterimage. Huie lives in New York. Read more

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The Evenings: A Winter's Tale

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Pdf:The Evenings: A Winter's Tale.Review IPPY Literary Fiction Award Bronze MedalistAn Observer, Financial Times, and Irish Times Book of the Year"Exceptional... a crisp and readable translation by Sam Garrett." — The Wall Street Journal"Fascinating, hilarious, and page-turning. The publication of this novel marks the exciting introduction of a wonderful writer to an Anglophone audience." — Publishers Weekly"Reviewers have compared it favorably to J .D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Albert Camus’s The Stranger and Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle. In The Irish Times, Eileen Battersby called it 'one of the finest studies of youthful malaise ever written,' and in The Guardian, Tim Parks described it as 'not only a masterpiece but a cornerstone manqué of modern European literature.'  The Society of Dutch Literature ranked it as the country’s best 20th-century novel and its third-best of all time." — The New York Times"Diabolically funny... From the deep midnight of shattered Europe, Reve crafted not only an existential masterwork worthy to stand with Beckett or Albert Camus but an oblique historical testament." — The Economist"A novel as funny as it is painful . . . A little masterpiece — a provocative reminder that life goes on even in the bleakest of circumstances." — Los Angeles Review of Books"Captivating." — The Atlantic"In this first English translation of a Dutch classic . . . The author’s dry wit and ability to find humor and beauty in the banality of daily life are impressive."— Booklist“Not only a masterpiece but a cornerstone manque of modern European literature… what can I say, in a world of hype, that will put this book where it belongs, in readers’ hands and minds?... Reve’s sparkling collage of acute observation, droll internal monologue and pitch-perfect dialogue keeps the reader breathless right through to the grand finale...huge respect to Pushkin Press.” — Tim Parks, The Guardian"One of the greatest post-war Dutch novels... [a] brilliant modern classic." — Tom Chalmers, Publishers Weekly"Consistently simple, straightforward, pitch-perfect prose (translated splendidly by Sam Garrett)." — Weekly Standard"Darkly funny and mesmerizing, The Evenings takes the tiny quotidian triumphs and heartbreaks of our everyday lives and turns them into a work of brilliant wit and profound beauty… an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to both community and academic library collections’." — Midwest Book Review"a neurotic, darkly humorous and cynical treatise on youth in the Netherlands after World War II. . . the book is innovative in its use of language. Reve successfully evokes a strong sense of psychological unrest in the mind of reader." — Out and About Nashville"drily amusing, suffused with angst and post-war malaise and -- at first blush -- very impressive." — BookFilter"It’s a testament to Reve’s writing and imagination that the question of Frits will haunt the reader long after they’re finished." — Pop Matters"A classic of dry, dark humour… it captures a very specific flavour of ennui." — Herald"I warmly recommend Gerard Reve’s hilariously gloomy The Evenings… I see it as a Dutch version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis." — Observer "A Meursault-in-waiting, a blank Holden Caulfield, a precursor to the kid in Iain Bank’s The Wasp Factory. Very good." — Evening Standard"As a study of aimlessness in postwar Europe it is difficult, perhaps impossible to surpass." — Irish Times"This much lauded book, finally available in English, [is] the perfect January read." — The Spectator"The novel is dark, funny, unsettling and lingers vividly in the mind. Hats off to Pushkin Press and the outstanding translator, Sam Garrett, for making this odd, orphaned masterpiece available at last to an English-speaking readership." — Times Literary Supplement"The Evenings is packed with the minutiae of life: luckily, the minutiae are fascinating…Reve isn't the kind of novelist to give you a straightforward answer but the journey is quite a ride." — The Times“Reve’s keen eye for absurdity manages to cast the mundane in a new, albeit macabre, light.” — Financial Times"This 1947 Dutch novel, considered the Netherlands' greatest in the twentieth century and now published in English for the first time...is a savage novel, full of strange, cold laughter." — The Daily Mail"[A] dark masterpiece... a powerful story." — The Observer"I was also pleased to see Gerard Reve’s funny, poignant debut novel, The Evenings, available in English … It’s like BS Johnson and Kafka wandering the crepuscular streets of of 1940s Amsterdam together – in a good way." — Alex Preston, The Observer Best Fiction of 2016 round up"Batavophile bookworms can rejoice now that possibly the greatest Amsterdam novel is now available in English… for a testament to ennui, it’s strangely gripping." —A-Mag (Amsterdam)"With the first English translation of 1947 Dutch masterpiece The Evenings, by the out-of-time, out-of-step gay Catholic convert Gerard Reve, [Pushin Press] makes perhaps its most crucial contribution yet to bringing quietened, radical non-English voices into the open. Reve’s debut doesn’t have the mainstream-baiting sensationalism of his later, sex and religion-focused, work. But it’s debatable whether he ever wrote anything better.  Trying to sum up the rare quality of this novel in a few hundred words is akin to tossing off a pithy one-liner on Karl Ove Knausgård’s six-volume opus My Struggle. Comparisons to that chronicle of domestic minutiae are actually rather neat; much of The Evenings’ enticing devilment is in its mesmerising detail." — The Big Issue"A masterwork of comic pathos...It should be acknowledged as one of the finest studies of youthful malaise ever written...In all fairness to Salinger, The Evenings is so much better...For a narrative so funny, it is also profoundly moving.'" — Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times"An undisputed classic...it's a fantastic novel." — Andre van Loon, Sunday Telegraph"This deft translation by Sam Garrett offers English readers the exploits of the cynical and awkward 23-year-old Frits van Egters as he wends his way through the last 10 days of 1946 in Amsterdam. . .  In a strangely compelling way the gloom (and eventual hope) of this nearly plotless novel is its strongest quality. How does one find meaning in life when death permeates every dream? Seventy years later, the English-speaking world is gifted with a glimpse into that time. And we sigh. It is nearly as relevant now." — Winnipeg Free Press"An edgy, atmospheric and sardonically funny book which was way ahead of its time. Still possessing the power to shock but also to beguile, the novel’s bold stylistic tricks and its hero’s original thoughts and deeds mark it out as a classic in any language... it is now time for a wider audience to discover its weird textures and dark delights." — The National (UAE)"Gerard Reve's sardonic classic The Evenings is finally translated into English." — Culturetrip"An understated novel that’s funny, bizarre and yet emotionally renewing." — Attitude“If The Evenings had appeared in English in the 1950s, it would have become every bit as much a classic as On the Road and The Catcher in the Rye.” — Herman Koch, the Dutch bestselling author of The Dinner"Hilarious, disturbing and humane." - Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine“This book, an important classic in the Netherlands and long, long overdue in English, is as funny as it is peculiar. Reve really deserves more attention in the Anglophone world.”  - Lydia Davis   “Unlike John Williams, Gerard Reve’s work was critically acclaimed and sold exceptionally well during his lifetime. But, just like Stoner, The Evenings is brilliantly written, and has a maximum impact on the reader’s soul.” - Oscar van Gelderen, the Dutch publisher who rediscovered John Williams’ Stoner Read more About the Author Gerard Reve (1923-2006) is considered one of the greatest post-war Dutch authors, and was also the first openly gay writer in the country's history. A complicated and controversial character, Reve is also hugely popular and critically acclaimed- his 1947 debut The Evenings was chosen as one of the nation's 10 favourite books by the readers of a leading Dutch newspaper while the Society of Dutch Literature ranked it as the Netherlands' best novel of all time. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Edinburgh

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Pdf:Edinburgh.Review “Haunting . . .complex . . . sophisticated . . . [Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times “A coming-of-age novel in the grand Romantic tradition, where passions run high, Cupid stalks Psyche, and love shares the dance floor with death . . . A lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming.” —Washington Post “Lyrical . . . arresting . . . compelling . . . Edinburgh is beautifully imagined and executed . . . Profound and poetic . . . Chee's is a voice worth listening to.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Edinburgh has the force of a dream and the heft of a life. And Alexander Chee is a brilliant new writer.” —Annie Dillard “Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I've read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” —Edmund White “Few coming-of-age novels truly stir one's emotions or lead readers to consider the trauma of their own lives. Edinburgh does both.” —Newsday Read more From the Back Cover   A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize Lambda Literary Foundation Editor’s Choice Award   “[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times   “Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . . Chee’s voice is worth listening to.” —San Francisco Chronicle   “Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I’ve read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” —Edmund White   Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence. But when Peter takes his own life, Fee blames only himself. In the years that follow he slowly builds a new life, teaching near his hometown. There he meets a young student who is the picture of Peter and is forced to confront the past he believed was gone. Told with “the force of a dream and the heft of a life,”* Edinburgh marked Chee “as a major talent whose career will bear watching” (Publishers Weekly).   “A coming-of-age tale in the grand Romantic tradition, where passions run high, Cupid stalks Psyche, and love shares the dance floor with death . . . A lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the throes of becoming.” —Washington Post   Alexander Chee is the author of two novels and the recipient of a Whiting Award and the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in fiction. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, and on NPR, among others, and he is a contributing editor at the New Republic. He lives in New York City.   *Annie Dillard   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Under the Udala Trees

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Pdf:Under the Udala Trees.Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and war, Under the Udala Trees is a deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly. Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is 11 when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child, and the star-crossed pair fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie. As Edwidge Danticat has made personal the legacy of Haiti's political coming of age, Okparanta's Under the Udala Trees uses one woman's lifetime to examine the ways in which Nigerians continue to struggle toward selfhood. Even as their nation contends with and recovers from the effects of war and division, Nigerian lives are wrecked and lost from taboo and prejudice. But this story offers a glimmer of hope - a future where a woman might just be able to shape her life around truth and love.

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Funny Boy: A Novel

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Pdf:Funny Boy: A Novel.Review “A marvelous first novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka…from a brilliant…writer whose next book cannot arrive here quickly enough.” (Kirkus Reviews)“[A] poignant coming-of-age novel…. With deft humor and a keen eye, Selvadurai…captures his protagonist’s difficult passage into his own identity-of which his homosexuality is just one component. And it is with deep, wistful feeling that he ties that story to larger themes of family and country.” (Publishers Weekly)“Through the details of family life, the intimacies and exchanges, Selvadurai, much like E. M. Forster, reveals truths subtly, with poignancy and grace.” (Booklist)“Selvadurai writes as sensitively about the emotional intensity of adolescence as he does about the wonder of childhood.” (New York Times Book Review) Read more From the Back Cover Arjie is “funny.” The second son of a privileged family in Sri Lanka, he prefers staging make-believe wedding pageants with his female cousins to batting balls with the other boys. When his parents discover his innocent pastime, Arjie is forced to abandon his idyllic childhood games and adopt the rigid rules of an adult world. Bewildered by his incipient sexual awakening, mortified by the bloody Tamil-Sinhalese conflicts that threaten to tear apart his homeland, Arjie painfully grows toward manhood and an understanding of his own “different” identity.Refreshing, raw, and poignant, Funny Boy is an exquisitely written, compassionate tale of a boy’s coming-of-age that quietly confounds expectations of love, family, and country as it delivers the powerful message of staying true to one’s self no matter the obstacles. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Gunners

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Pdf:The Gunners.Following on her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You've Never Been, called "mesmerizing", "powerful", and "gorgeous" by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a 30-year-old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections - even his emotional life is a blur. As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with "The Gunners", his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally's death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness. A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman's place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

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The Language of Hoofbeats

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Pdf:The Language of Hoofbeats.Review "Readers will be pulled into Hyde's exquisitely written story with characters so sharp you'll feel like you know them personally. Verdict: Read this book, pay it forward, then pass it on!" —Library Journal "Hyde’s latest is a wonderful read, especially for her fans." —Booklist "If you are looking for a story that highlights the complexity of human relationships, told through some intensely flawed yet relatable characters, then look no further...this is definitely a story that will stick with me." —Running ‘N’ Reading Read more About the Author Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of thirty-three published books. Her bestselling 1999 novel, Pay It Forward, adapted into a major Warner Bros. motion picture, made the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list and was translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in more than thirty countries. Her novels Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA’s Rainbow List; Jumpstart the World was also a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards and won Rainbow Awards in two categories. The Language of Hoofbeats won a Rainbow Award. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in many journals, including the Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and the Sun, and in the anthologies Santa Barbara Stories and California Shorts, as well as the bestselling anthology Dog Is My Co-Pilot. Her short fiction received honorable mention in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, a second-place win for the Tobias Wolff Award, and nominations for Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have also been cited in Best American Short Stories.Hyde is the founder and former president of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker, she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with Bill Clinton. An avid equestrian, photographer, and traveler, she lives in California. Read more

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The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other

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Pdf:The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is, How Queer Language Is, and What One Has to Do with the Other.Review “The Message in the Bottle is a delight . . . a pleasure to read.” ―Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post Book World“Walker Percy has an intellectual range and rigor few American novelists can match.” ―Thomas Leclair, The New York Times Book Review“This book is worth examining for the confusions it reveals about the study of language and about what can be expected from it.” ―Thomas Nagel, The New York Review of Books Read more From the Publisher "These essays have a way of quickening the spirit and cleansing the sight." -The New Republic "Walker Percy is that admirable thing-a man who has fallen in love with an idea, an analytical, academic, philosophical man, in fact. Yet the novelist in him cannot help but come out."-JOHN CIARDI, The Saturday Review "Walker Percy has an intellectual range and rigor few American novelists can match."-THOMAS LECLAIR, The New York Times Book Review Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Love, West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles

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Pdf:Love, West Hollywood: Reflections of Los Angeles.About the Author Chris Freeman earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Vanderbilt University, and his writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Advocate and Variety. He teaches 'Los Angeles Stories' and literature courses at the Universit Read more

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After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life (Sexual Cultures)

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Pdf:After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life (Sexual Cultures).Review "Joshua Chambers-Letson invites us to the party in his beautifully written consideration of the collective functions of performance for more livable black and brown, queer and trans worlds. In a series of cogent readings of various forms of performance across the twentieth century, from Nina Simone to Tseng Kwong Chi, After the Party is a treatise and a handbook for queer and trans of color survival. A timely book and an urgent read!"-C. Riley Snorton,author of Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity"A luminous reflection on mourning, care, and being together. Through deft and intimate analyses, Chambers-Letson assembles a group of insurgents, minoritarian performers whose meditations on survival, death, and collectivity provide the basis for a new theory of communism. These performers show us snippets of space where the violences of neoliberalism, racism, and homophobia are met with howls, defiance, and a turn toward community. These are moments where life persists and this book brings you there."-Amber Jamilla Musser,author of Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism Read more About the Author Joshua Chambers-Letson is Associate Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of A Race So Different: Performance and Law in Asian America (NYU Press, 2013). Read more

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Intimacies

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Pdf:Intimacies.Review “In this fascinating and disturbing book, two writers with prose styles and intellectual styles that are at once famously identifiable and intimately personal celebrate the possibility of relationships that defy identity and undo personality. Braiding together brilliant psychoanalytic reflections on fiction and film, on the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the invasion of Iraq, on suicidally unsafe sex and Socrates’ theory of love, Bersani and Phillips at once dream of shattering the ego and, in their own distinct voices, display its miraculous, tragicomic persistence.” (Stephen Greenblatt, author of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare 2008-01-11)“This tremendous accomplishment showcases the talents of two agile, wonderfully erudite minds. As they weigh our desire for intimacy and explain why it so often fails, Bersani and Phillips grapple with issues as weighty as aggression and state-sanctioned violence. Every facet of the subject is handled with impressive care and intelligence. Intimacies is often lyrical, even occasionally elegiac, but for a book about impersonal narcissism I found it surprisingly poignant, personal, and affecting.” (Christopher Lane, author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness 2008-04-11)“Intimacies is a very incisive and gentle exchange between two writers who have thought and rethought psychoanalysis in powerful terms for contemporary culture. The dialogue enacts the kind of relationality it seeks to know, moving beyond the traditional narcissism of authorship, probing the important difference between being a psychological subject and finding a way to be present to another person. Psychoanalysis is moved beyond the theory of the ego and developmental norms, returned to primary questions of how and why pleasure is often at odds with self-preservation, and how such enduring tensions are presented in visual media, sexual practice, dialogue, and clinical exchange. Practiced here is an intimacy that explores the regions of impersonal co-existence where losing the self expands the capacity to love. This a beautifully crafted book, one that underscores how the social life of the psyche is a matter of risk, wager, suspense, excitation, bodies, talk, and all manner of things both dangerous and sustaining.”Judith Butler, author of Undoing Gender (Judith Butler 2008-04-11) Read more About the Author Leo Bersani is professor emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Freudian Body: Psychoanalysis and Art and Homos. Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst, visiting professor in the Department of English at York University, the general editor of Penguin Modern Classics’s Freud translations, and the author of twelve books, including Going Sane and Side Effects. Read more

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The Story of the Night: A Novel

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Pdf:The Story of the Night: A Novel.Review "An impressive, beautifully modulated, affecting book." -- Jeffrey Eugenides, author of Middlesex"A mesmerizing, dark, powerful novel." -- The Times (U.K.)"A fine novel, remarkable for the purity of its ambitions." --The Washington Post Book World"Tóibín's genius is that he makes it impossible for us to walk away." -- The New Yorker Read more From the Inside Flap The streets of Buenos Aires are empty at night, and people notice nothing because they have trained themselves not to see. This is Argentina in the time of the generals. Richard Garay lives alone with his mother, hiding his homosexuality from her and from the world. Stifled by a job he despises, he finds himself willing to take chances, both sexual and professional. But in the aftermath of the Falklands War, new freedoms seem possible, and the arrival of two American diplomats offer him hope and the prospect of making his fortune. As his country slowly makes its peace with the outside world, Richard tentatively begins a love affair - but the Faustian bargain he has made with experience gradually darkens. "The Story of the Night is a powerful and moving mix of politics, passion, and intrigue that confirms Tiibin as one of the finest writers of his generation. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Very Marrow of Our Bones: A Novel

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Pdf:The Very Marrow of Our Bones: A Novel.Review “Atmospheric and thoughtful, this book is a character study on childhood, attachments, secrets, loss, love, pain, grief and family.” ― Open Book Post blog “Christine Higdon beautifully and honestly illuminates the devastating impact of loss and abuse. The Very Marrow of Our Bones refuses to sensationalize, treating its characters with empathy and respect. This hopeful story of kept secrets combines the page-turning intrigue of a mystery with the nuance of a literary novel.” ― Attiya Khan, Co-Director, A Better Man “The Very Marrow of Our Bones is wise and fiercely tender, full of grief and longing and murky secrets. A beautifully written, marvellously assured debut.” ― Jessica Westhead, author of Things Not to Do “Canadian librarians in particular will want to pay attention to this debut.” ― Booklist Online “Should the author choose to write a sequel or parallel novel, I would definitely read it. On an emotional level, this one got into the very marrow of my bones.” ― Schatje’s Shelves blog “This wondrous book concerns more than mere detective work, expanding instead on the grander mysteries of love and hate, survival and destruction – and most powerfully, perhaps, of decades-long journeys home.” ― Toronto Star “The Very Marrow of Our Bones is a wonderfully long rambling novel that struck me right where it counts ― the heart . . . I think ECW stands for ‘Everyday Continually Wonderful’ books.” ― Owen Sound Sun Times “I enjoyed it, I was worried, uncomfortable, angry at behaviours while also empathizing.” ― Book Stalker blog "Beautifully crafted debut. A story layered with secrets, masterfully revealed. Higdon is fearless, placing her characters on roads where one misguided turn changes everything. Deep-rooted need to escape, tangled with longing for home, leads to an end that is heartbreaking, hopeful and unforgettable." ― Heather Tucker, author of Clay Girl “An ambitious debut novel that will make you cry, cringe, and laugh . . . This small-town drama is jam-packed with revelations and sweet portraits that stick.” ― Kirkus Reviews “Brutal and punishing with occasional grace notes, The Very Marrow of Our Bones is concerned with morbidity ― both the human capacity for it and what people make of it when it becomes the raw material of their lives.” ― Foreword Reviews “Higdon's debut novel is a finely observed chronicle of two women's lives . . . this novel will appeal to readers more interested in the journey than the destination.” ― Publishers Weekly “The writing style is magnificent, and touching, and just about every other adjective you can think to add here.” ― Reading Maria Blog “It is a captivating novel dealing with loss, secrets, social issues, love, family relationships, interesting character developments...and lots more. I could hardly put it down.” ― The Prayer Bench Read more From the Back Cover Defiance, faith, and triumph in a heartrending novel about daughters and mothersOn a miserable November day in 1967, two women disappear from a working-class town on the Fraser River. The community is thrown into panic, with talk of drifters and murderous husbands. But no one can find a trace of Bette Parsons or Alice McFee. Even the egg seller, Doris Tenpenny, a mute woman to whom everyone tells their secrets, hears nothing.Ten-year-old Lulu Parsons discovers something, though: a milk-stained note her mother, Bette, left for her father on the kitchen table. Wally, it says, I will not live in a tarpaper shack for the rest of my life . . .Lulu tells no one, and months later she buries the note in the woods. At the age of ten, she starts running — and forgetting — lurching through her unraveled life, using the safety of solitude and detachment until, at fifty, she learns that she is not the only one who carries a secret.Hopeful, lyrical, comedic, and intriguingly and lovingly told, The Very Marrow of Our Bones explores the isolated landscapes and thorny attachments bred by childhood loss and buried secrets. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Place Called Winter

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Pdf:A Place Called Winter.Review "Absorbing, moving and beautifully written, with echoes of EM Forster which I found especially enjoyable."―Amanda Craig"Beautifully structured around the warmest of warm hearts, but it's also run through with something new: a devastating chill of loss, fear and exile which keeps you shaking your head and biting your lip in concern and shame and disbelief."―Louisa Young"Bold, moving, intensely erotic - I couldn't put down this tale of passion and endurance, told with such tenderness."―Patricia Duncker"A tender tale of loss and love"―Sunday Times Read more About the Author Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight in 1962. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. He's a passionate gardener, cook, and cellist and chairs the North Cornwall Book Festival each October. His fifteen novels include A Perfectly Good Man and Notes From an Exhibition - both of which were Richard and Judy Bookclub selections, The Whole Day Through and Rough Music. His latest, A Place Called Winter, draws intriguingly on his family history. You can find out more on his website www.galewarning.org. Read more

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After the Parade: A Novel

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Pdf:After the Parade: A Novel.Review "Lori Ostlund's wonderful novel After the Parade should come with a set of instructions: Be perfectly still. Listen carefully. Peer beneath every placid surface. Be alive to the possibility of wonder." (Richard Russo, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of Empire Falls)"A beautiful, elegant, honest, and compassionate book about trauma--and the difficult process through which we come to make sense of our lives." (Hanya Yanighara, bestselling author of A Little Life) “[A] powerful debut novel…After the Parade provides considerable pleasure and emotional power. The teaching scenes, in which Aaron’s adult students ponder the mysteries of American English expressions and American customs, are warm, lively and engrossing. Ostlund richly evokes the rural Minnesota of Aaron’s childhood, where fine distinctions are made between Norwegians, Swedes and Finns; and, through Aaron, she casts a sharp eye on the generation of closeted gay men Walter and his friends belong to, men whose campiness both disguises and expresses their shame. Indeed, while we may be tempted to forget their struggles now that the Supreme Court has affirmed the right of gay men and lesbians to live with the same dignity as anybody else, After the Parade is a moving testament to those adults who contend with the damaging legacy of shame, and the nonconforming children who live in hostile families, trying to stay afloat and save their own lives.” (New York Times Book Review)"A nearly perfect debut novel…Little Aaron is an imaginatively but realistically drawn child, a rarity in modern American fiction…and the book's end, with its sense of calm over closure, is perfect…Ostlund has won a passel of prizes for fiction featuring gay characters, but "After the Parade" is not "gay fiction." It is the story of an American man who must come to terms with his childhood. This sad, brilliant book is for all of us. Its Minnesota moments make it especially compelling for those of us who live here, especially if we grew up in small towns, where nothing, but everything, happened to us.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) “After the Parade is a sprawling, hefty narrative — deeply sad and profoundly moving — and its prose is like a second protagonist: Vibrant, living and practically lifting off the page." (NPR (Best Books of 2015))“I would recommend this book to anyone who loves character-driven fiction. It has the two things that I look for in a novel: wonderful writing and three-dimensional characters.” (Nancy Pearl KUOW) “After the Parade is remarkable both for the clarity and precision of Lori Ostlund's writing and her seemingly clairvoyant empathy for the misfits of the world: the different, the foreign, the gay, the bullied, the lonely. Aaron  Englund is one of the most lovable, quietly heroic protagonists in recent memory, and Ostlund is a gem of a writer.” (Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man) “Everything here aches, from the lucid prose to the sensitively treated characters to their beautiful and heartbreaking stories…An example of realism in its most potent iteration: not a nearly arranged plot orchestrated by an authorial god but an authentic, empathetic representation of life as it truly is.” (Kirkus Reviews (STARRED)) “Achingly tender and wise, After the Parade is a heartfelt rumination on reconciling with the past and finding one’s place in the world that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.” (Buzzfeed) “After the Parade is about leave-taking and homecoming, two instrumental actions that shape the life of every one of us. So rare does one see a wise writer like Lori Ostlund. Her insight comes from understanding her characters yet not dissecting them with a mental scalpel, and portraying life with its most complex and wondrous dynamics in time and space rather than inventing a static canvas. A new talent to celebrate!” (Yiyun Li, author of The Vagrants and Kinder Than Solitude) Read more About the Author Lori Ostlund’s first collection of stories, The Bigness of the World, received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the California Book Award for First Fiction, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. It was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, was a Lambda finalist, and was named a Notable Book by The Short Story Prize. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, among other publications. In 2009, Lori received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award. She is the author of the novel, After the Parade and lives in San Francisco. Read more

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Malagash

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Pdf:Malagash.Review “Malagash is a poignant snapshot of the wonder, joy, sorrow, and reckless daring of being alive. With it, Joey Comeau cements his place among Canada's most talented and original writers. I loved this cleverly tender and unforgettable heartbreak of a book and I know you will too. A Monster Calls for a plugged-in age.” ― Courtney Summers, author of This Is Not a Test and All the Rage “Known primarily for darkly comic novels and the webcomic A Softer World, Comeau effortlessly switches gears to expose the trauma, heartbreak, and humor in loss. . . an immensely touching tribute to a very human struggle with mortality.” ― Publishers Weekly “Graceful images, scenes and dialogue blossom, meaning Malagash rings with authentic emotion. . . Comeau gives readers a spare novel that feels real when it counts.” ― Toronto Star “Malagash offers a contemporary narrative about grief and the complex emotional struggle it engenders . . . Comeau creates his own kind of virus with his prose, something I haven't been able to shake off since reading.” ― Strange Horizons “Malagash is a unique take on death in the digital age. Comeau presents a forthright yet eloquent story about life, death, and what we leave behind. Highly recommended.” ―Atlantic Books Today “Witty and poignant. . . It perfectly captures the all-too-relatable feeling of dealing with loss. . . Comeau's fragmented sentences and short chapters provide a darkly humorous yet thoughtful read ― one that will leave you feeling melancholy long after you're done.” – THIS Magazine “Malagash is an unexpected little book, a slim novella by Joey Comeau, full of wit and punch and wisdom. . . Comeau's writing is pithy, and filled with flashes of delight and sadness. The characters, even when overheard from a distance, inspire affectionate and knowing smiles from the reader. Malagash lets air and light – and laughter – into the room of grief.” – Scene Magazine “A glimpse into Sunday's family was all it took for me to be invested in this pre-teen girl and her introspective journey through the pain of a parent's illness.” – CanadianLiving.com “Comeau's style is sparse but powerful. . . . Malagash is a darkly humored exploration of death, family, and grief, eloquent despite its short 183 pages, devastating despite its simplicity. Highly recommend.” ― BumbleBookBee blog “Comeau resists sentimentality, and, given his subject matter, that's no small feat . . .” ― Publishers Weekly “A spare, ice pick-sharp look at coping with death. . . A fine fable for all smart readers.” ― Library Journal “It’s an escape for these characters that is explored to touching effect by Comeau’s tranquil, lyrical prose...Comeau’s novel lingers with its small pithy truths, its big pithy truths and all the stuff in between.” ― The Coast “[A] sly and affecting novella . . . Mr. Comeau grasps a crucial truth that the most important characters in fiction about death are the survivors, and this book ends not with visions of the deluge but the promise of the rainbow sign.” –- Wall Street Journal, Best New Fiction “A glimpse of Sunday's family was all it took for me to be invested in this preteen girl and her introspective journey through the pain of a parent's illness.” – Canadian Living “Original, tender, and tightly-written, Malagash is funny and smart, but also deeply moving.” – Open Book “Giving us a glimpse into small town Nova Scotia, Comeau's story of a teenage girl who refuses to accept her father's impeding death is beautifully crafted and darkly funny.” – CBC Books “The biggest strength of this novel is the way Comeau masterfully develops the relationship between the family members . . . As with his previous novels, Comeau's prose is masterfully simple. In simple words and short sentences, he conveys big emotions.” ― Cultured Vultures Read more From the Inside Flap A precisely crafted, darkly humorous portrait of a family in mourningSunday’s father is dying of cancer. They’ve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn’t good enough. Devastated doesn’t fix anything. Sunday has a plan.She’s started recording everything her father says. His boring stories. His stupid jokes. Everything. She’s recording every single “I love you” right alongside every “Could we turn the heat up in here?” It’s all important.Because Sunday is writing a computer virus. A computer virus that will live secretly on the hard drives of millions of people all over the world. A computer virus that will think her father’s thoughts and say her father’s words. She has thousands of lines of code to write. Cryptography to understand. Exploits to test. She doesn’t have time to be sad. Her father is going to live forever. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel

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Pdf:No One Can Pronounce My Name: A Novel.Review “A deeply charming tale of unexpected friendship.”―Entertainment Weekly (Must List) "It says something about both the reach of Satyal's story and his wry skill as a storyteller, that, while I was reading, I kept thinking of Barbara Pym...No One Can Pronounce My Name explores the politics of sexual identity, as well as the immigrant and first-generation American experience, but, unfashionable as it may sound, the novel's greater achievement lies in the compassionate, comic way it explores the universal human experience of loneliness.”―Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “This story of trying to find one's way in a new country, and through grief, beautifully extracts and distills every single emotion. Readers will finish wanting more.”―Rolling Stone "Rakesh Satyal’s funny, big-hearted book is an interrogation of the possibilities of immigrant literature....Because Satyal’s cast is so diverse it’s easy to miss that he’s giving us the universality we hear so much about."―The New Republic “Gentle, funny and utterly charming.”―The Seattle Times"An extraordinarily compassionate work of fiction....Through a successful blend of pathos and humor, Satyal bravely explores themes of intimacy, identity and sexuality, asking his characters―and his readers―to closely examine the inalienable qualities that make us all human. With emotionally charged prose, he masterfully depicts the modern-day immigrant experience in a manner that is both deeply personal and universally relatable, transforming the foreign into the familiar."―Bookpage "A funny, compassionate portrayal of the immigrant and second-generation immigrant experience."―Chicago Review of Books"[A] well-crafted and heartwarming story chock full of characters you can’t help but root for...compulsively readable."―Lambda Literary"A big-hearted, hopeful, and often very funny novel about the unpredictability of love . . . as well as a celebration of how, in America, it's never too late to rethink who you are―or who you might become. Satyal has created a set of characters you'll cheer for."―Hanya Yanagihara, New York Times bestselling author of The People in the Trees and A Little Life"Affecting, kindhearted, and infectiously readable, No One Can Pronounce My Name is full of memorable characters joined by their yearning to belong. Rakesh Satyal spins a funny and unpredictable multigenerational tale that glitters with warmth and wisdom."―Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette? and Today Will Be Different"This humane, moving, and very funny book offers something precious and rare: a novel devoted to the life-giving bond of friendship. Through a quintessentially American tale of misfits and dreamers, Rakesh Satyal has given us a fresh vision of America: a country of strangers seeking connection, of households lit with contrary desires, held together by resourceful and enduring love."―Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You"No One Can Pronounce My Name is a warm, life-affirming story of reckoning with past secrets, forging unexpected bonds, and finding the strength to be yourself. This big-hearted, utterly charming novel explores immigrant experience and family life with humor and compassion."―Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You"Satyal expertly describes the everyday struggles that define his characters, and he elevates the extraordinary moments of normal life in this skilled and thought-provoking novel."―Booklist (starred review) "A funny, uplifting novel that delivers emotionally complex characters."―Kirkus Reviews "Rakesh Satyal writes with both tender empathy and sly wit, and his characters are vulnerable, admirable, and idiosyncratic. No One Can Pronounce My Name beautifully explores the challenges of asserting individuality in the face of societal and cultural proscriptions. Movingly and believably, Ranjana and Harit find each other, and then, thanks to their lovely friendship, themselves."―Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man and The Astral"Satyal captures his characters’ experiences within a close-knit Indian community, rounded out with excellent supporting characters...who have their own stories to tell, resulting in a vivid, complex tale."―Publishers Weekly “Insightful....an enjoyable read with an East Indian flair.”―Library Journal Read more About the Author RAKESH SATYAL is the author of the novel Blue Boy, which won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction and the 2010 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two fellowships from the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, Vulture, Out magazine, and The Awl. A graduate of Princeton University, he has taught in the publishing program at New York University and has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival. He lives in Brooklyn. Read more

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The Power of the Dog : A Novel

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Pdf:The Power of the Dog : A Novel.From Library Journal Set in 1920s Montana, Savage's 1967 novel introduces the Burbank brothers, whose lives are permanently altered when one falls in love with a widow and brings the woman and her son to live on their isolated ranch. LJ's reviewer praised the novel, saying, Savage is a writer who can really write, and who never lets his style get in the way of his plot (LJ 2/15/67). Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review "...a writer of the first order, and he possesses in abundance the novelist's highest art--the ability to illuminate and move..." -- The New Yorker"...offers so many pleasures...Put simply, The Power of the Dog is a masterpiece..." -- Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948 and Justice"A fine novel...studded with fleeting insights, and reverberating for some time after it is laid down." -- Jack McClintock, Chicago Tribune"Gripping and tense...a work of literary art..." -- Annie Proulx"Thomas Savage is a writer of real consequence...a masterful novelist..." -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Garden of Eden

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Pdf:The Garden of Eden.Review "Hemingway gives you the look and feel of places, the sensuous brilliance of the world's offerings, the excitement of complex relationships, the precision of a hunt or a breakfast, the tensions of sexual intrigue . . . In short, "The Garden of Eden" is a feast." -- Richard Stern, "Chicago Tribune Books""A miracle, a fresh slant on the old magic." -- John Updike, "The New Yorker""Hemingway's farewell, mannered, thrilling, spoiled, pure, loyal to its monumental maker and itself and with no knowledge of coming darkness." -- James Salter, "The Washington Post Book World" Read more About the Author Ernest Hemingway did more to influence the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established him as one of the greatest literary lights of the 20th century. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961. Read more

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Herland

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Pdf:Herland.Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland, first published in 1915, is a feminist utopian novel that describes an isolated society composed entirely of women---a progressive, environmentally conscious land where peace and rationality reign and poverty is unknown. Told from the perspective of Vandyk Jennings, a male sociology student who sets out with his two friends to determine whether Herland really exists, the novel ironically and pointedly critiques the arbitrary nature of many gender norms as it highlights the irrational features of the men's society and asserts women's fundamental capacity for reason and cooperation. Herland is a landmark work of feminist thought whose themes are as vital today as they were in the early 20th century.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

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Pdf:The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain.About the Author Jennifer Boudinot, author of Gourmet Pizza Made Easy, brings the same easy to follow step by step directions on how to make the best tasting meatballs and sauces that will have a line of hungry fans outside your kitchen. Read more

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The Price of Salt (Carol)

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Pdf:The Price of Salt (Carol).First published in 1952, “The Price of Salt” is Patricia Highsmith’s unprecedented novel concerning the love affair between two women. Highsmith originally published the novel under the pseudonym “Claire Morgan” out of fear that she might be branded as a writer of lesbian literature and out of respect for the characters and occurrences depicted in the novel which referenced her own real life relationships. The story is concerned with the life of Therese Belivet, a young woman living in Manhattan who aspires to be a theatrical set designer. Despite the fact that she is dating a young man named Richard, Therese feels quite lonely as she does not truly love Richard or enjoy their intimacies. By day she works in the toy department at a New York department store. It is there that she meets Carol, an elegant woman in her early thirties, when she waits on her as a customer. The two soon spark up a friendship which eventually develops into a romantic relationship. Noted for being one of the first novels not to depict lesbian relationships in a completely unfavorable light, “The Price of Salt”, or “Carol”, as it was also published, has been adapted into a 2015 film which received numerous award nominations. This edition is printed in premium acid-free paper.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray [Classic Tales Edition]

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray [Classic Tales Edition].Dorian Gray embodies every artistic element for artist Basil Hallward. But when Lord Henry reveals the phenomenal world experienced only to the young and beautiful, Dorian makes a devious deal. Thus begins Dorian Gray's extensive journey into dissipation, while somehow maintaining every element of his youth and innocence. What is his secret? And why does he keep Basil Hallward's painting hidden from prying eyes?

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The Picture of Dorian Gray [Leather Bound]

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray [Leather Bound].This is a beautiful leatherbound edition of Wilde's scandalous story of excess and corruption. It features a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging and decorative marbled endpapers. This edition of a novel now acknowledged a landmark of literature will be an artful addition to any home library. Horror hides behind an attractive face in "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Oscar Wilde's tale of a notorious Victorian libertine and his life of evil excesses. Though Dorian's hedonistic indulgences leave no blemish on his ageless features, the painted portrait imbued with his soul proves a living catalogue of corruption. Desperate to hide the physical evidence of his unregenerate spirit, Dorian will stop at nothing, not even murder, to keep his picture's existence a secret. A scandalous story when it was first published in 1890, Wilde's novel is acknowledged a landmark of literature today and a tale emblematic of its time. This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive stained edging, and decorative marbled endpapers. It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library. Read more

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The Price of Salt, or Carol

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Pdf:The Price of Salt, or Carol.Review “A document of persecuted love―perfect.” - The Independent“About the pursuit of love, and true happiness…It has characters who laugh, and who laugh without scorn or illusion…very recognizably Highsmith, full of tremor and of threat and of her peculiar genius for anxiety.” - The Sunday Times Read more About the Author Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories. Read more

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Chronicle of the Murdered House

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Pdf:Chronicle of the Murdered House.Review "A real revolution in Brazilian Literature."―Benjamin Moser"From its mysterious opening, which is actually the end of one character's story, to the exploration of morality, the novel is a near-total manifestation of [Cardoso's] talents"―The A.V. Club"Chronicle of the Murdered House earns pride of place as a classic of world literature"―Full Stop"Cardoso's novel is complex, gorgeous, and heartbreaking, well justifying its place in Brazil's literary canon"―Foreward Reviews Read more About the Author Lúcio Cardoso (1912-1968) is one of the leading Brazilian writers of the period between 1930 and 1960. As well as authoring dozens of novels and short stories, he was also active as a playwright, poet, journalist, filmmaker, and painter. Within the history of Brazilian literature, his oeuvre pioneered subjective scrutiny of the modern self, bringing to the fore the personal dramas and dilemmas that underlie perceptions of collective existence.Margaret Jull Costahas translated dozens of works from both Spanish and Portuguese, including books by Javier Marías and José Saramago. Her translations have received numerous awards, including the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. In 2014 she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.Robin Patterson was mentored by Margaret Jull Costa, and has translated Our Musseque by José Luandino Vieira. Read more

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The Well of Loneliness (Vintage Classics)

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Pdf:The Well of Loneliness (Vintage Classics).About the Author Radclyffe Hall is the pen name of Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall (1880-1943), an English poet and novelist. Hall was renowned for her open homosexuality, a subject dealt with in her best-known novel, The Well of Loneliness (1928), a semi-autobiographical work and the only one of her eight novels to deal with overt lesbian themes. Her open treatment of lesbianism in The Well of Loneliness occasioned a trial for obscenity; it was banned and an appeal refused, which resulted in all copies in Britain being destroyed. The US allowed its publication after a long court battle. She also published several volumes of verse including Twixt Earth and Stars: Poems and Songs of Three Counties and Other Poems. Her novel Adam’s Breed won the Prix Femina and the 1927 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. Read more

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oxford World's Classics)

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Pdf:The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oxford World's Classics).About the Author Joseph Bristow is editor of the Oxford English Texts edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry and Olive Schreiner's African Farm for OWC. He is the author of The Fin-de-Siécle Poem: English Culture and the 1890s (Ohio UP, 2005). Read more

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A Note of Explanation: An Undiscovered Story from Queen Mary's Dollhouse

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Pdf:A Note of Explanation: An Undiscovered Story from Queen Mary's Dollhouse.Review “An extraordinary story by Vita Sackville-West.… This tale of a fashionable creature who flits in and out of fairy tales and historical epochs is made exquisite by Kate Baylay’s art-deco-style illustrations.” —Wall Street Journal“Immensely charming.” —Vox Read more About the Author Vita Sackville-West (1892–1962) was a celebrated English writer and garden designer associated with the Bloomsbury Group. She is also known for inspiring Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando.Kate Baylay is an illustrator based in London. Matthew Dennison is the author of Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West. Read more

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Giovanni's Room

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Pdf:Giovanni's Room.Review "If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one."--Michael Ondaatje"A young American involved with both a woman and a man...Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candor and yet with such dignity and intensity."--The New York Times"Absorbing...[with] immediate emotional impact."--The Washington Post"Mr. Baldwin has taken a very special theme and treated it with great artistry and restraint."--Saturday Review"Exciting...a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction."--The Atlantic"Violent, excruciating beauty."--San Francisco Chronicle Read more From the Inside Flap 950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Paying Guests

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Pdf:The Paying Guests.From the best-selling author of The Little Stranger, an enthralling novel about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London. It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the "clerk class", the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances' life - or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction, and here she has delivered again. A love story, a tension-filled crime story, and a beautifully atmospheric portrait of a fascinating time and place, The Paying Guests is Sarah Waters' finest achievement yet.

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Just for Show

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Pdf:Just for Show.When Claire, an overachieving psychologist with OCD tendencies, hires Lana, an impulsive, out-of-work actress for a fake relationship, she figures the worst she'll have to endure are the messes Lana leaves around. It's only for a few months anyway. And it's not as if she'll enjoy all those fake kisses and loving looks. Right?  A lesbian romance where role-playing has never been so irresistible.Contains mature themes.

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Exhale: An MM Shifter Romance: Flesh and Bone Series, Book 1

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Pdf:Exhale: An MM Shifter Romance: Flesh and Bone Series, Book 1.Two men haunted by the same ghost...Falling for "the other man" in my marriage was never part of the plan. Then again, according to Nicolae Ursache, I am the other man, and human wedding vows don't apply. Not to werewolves.  Nicolae is a smug, arrogant alpha male stereotype - and I do mean alpha in the literal sense - but when the same people who killed my wife kidnap my teenage daughter, he's my only chance at getting her back. The fact that Nicolae was my wife's rightful mate means that we share a mutual interest in bringing Ellie home, but I never could've imagined how he planned to do it.  I will do anything to protect my daughter. Even if it means becoming the plaything, or worse, of the man I loathe most.  This dark shifter romance contains material suitable for adult audiences only. It is a standalone with full resolution.  NOTE: There is no mpreg in this universe. 18+ listeners only.

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Hidden in Darkness: In Darkness Series, Book 1

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Pdf:Hidden in Darkness: In Darkness Series, Book 1.When Felix lands a job taking care of a man recovering from severe injuries, he thinks his life may have just turned around. Anything has to be better than the place he's leaving. There's something about Lane that draws Felix to him and makes him question if this place could finally become a home for him. But when someone begins stalking Felix, he is left to question who Lane is and what actually happened to him.   Together, Felix and Lane will be forced to see just how far they will go to protect each other. Being chased by cops, kidnapping a man, and breaking into a drug operation seems to be his normal since arriving in Lane's life. Felix may be out of his element, but one thing he is sure about is that he doesn't want to leave, even if it costs him his life.

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Once Upon a Princess

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Pdf:Once Upon a Princess.Can true love be their crowning glory? Olivia Charlton is a princess who believes in love - not a high priority in a royal family hung up on tradition and duty.  Meanwhile, village sweetheart Rosie Perkins has no time for affairs of the heart - she's just struggling to keep her cafe and life afloat.  When Olivia heads to Cornwall to escape her royal duties for a few weeks, the two meet and sparks fly. But can a cafe owner and a princess truly end up with their own happily ever after when all the odds are stacked against them?  Contains mature themes.

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The Neighbor

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Pdf:The Neighbor.When Laura Fry returns to her childhood home to care for her invalid mother, she hopes the writer's block that has swallowed her writing career will disappear. She doesn't plan on turning into a "yard girl" but her mother's long neglected lawn beckons her to return it to the lush and colorful display it had been before her mother's accident. She also doesn't plan on making friends with the "nympho lesbian" next door but she finds it impossible not to watch the parade of playmates the neighbor brings to her pool. Cassidy Anderson likes pool parties and female company. And while the pool remains the same, the female company changes nearly every weekend. As her mid-40s approach at an alarming speed, she's still searching for the love of her life. As she finds herself seeking out the company of the cute tomboy next door, she starts to realize that she's been looking in all the wrong places. Could it possibly be the neighbor who holds the key to her heart?

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The Shape of You

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Pdf:The Shape of You.Personal trainer Rebecca McCall is furious when her coworker is sidelined and she's forced to teach the "Be Your Best Bride" class. As if being a size two for your wedding photos is all for which exercise is good. Could the whole thing get more vain and sexist? The class is full of preening, giggling bridezillas, but one woman stands out: the one who confesses she's only there because her fiancée signed her up. Who does that to someone about whom they care? And why can't Rebecca take her eyes off her?  Spencer Thompson is a second-guesser. After making the worst mistake of her life, she's happy to abdicate responsibility and let other people make her decisions for her. She's always felt a little bit too soft, a little bit too curvy in all the wrong places. Her fiancée apparently agrees because she signed Spencer up for a class at the gym. Terrified by the online profile of the instructor, the epitome of zero body fat, Spencer is relieved to find someone new, and realistic-looking, leading the class. Except the instructor seems to hate her, and Spencer has no idea why.    When a perfectly innocent post-workout smoothie leads to an earth-shattering kiss, Rebecca wonders if she's been wrong all along, and Spencer is challenged to make another decision that could change her life forever.

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Passionate Rivals

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Pdf:Passionate Rivals.Emmett McCabe never expected to see Sydney Stevens - a woman with whom she'd shared a brief, incendiary connection before it all went up in flames - again. Luckily, ascending the cutthroat ladder of a high-pressure surgery residency to reach the top spot makes it easy to ignore what's missing in her life. Then Sydney reappears after nearly five years. Emmett is barely over her shock when she discovers Sydney is her new competition for the coveted chief's position everyone, including Emmett, expects will be hers.Professional rivalry and long-simmering passions create a combustible combination when the two are forced to work together, especially when past attractions won't stay buried.A PMC Hospital Romance

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Daddy Wanted: Rent-a-Dom, Book 1

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Pdf:Daddy Wanted: Rent-a-Dom, Book 1.Naughty brat needs a strong guiding hand. Must love dogs. Reply ASAP.Toby Andrews is a busy, forgetful, scatterbrained musician with ADHD, a precocious dog named Ruffles, and a bad rep for partying too hard. When Toby's actions put an all-important contract with a large label in jeopardy, his manager sarcastically suggests the omega needs a keeper who'll redden his bottom if he steps out of line. Toby is intrigued, so when he sees an ad for a discreet company called Rent-a-Dom while scrolling his social media page, he impulsively sends a request for a Daddy Dom to help him stay on track. Thorne Barrett is a jaded, worn-out daddy of a dom who has no desire to babysit some naughty, out-of-control celebrity brat. The alpha reluctantly takes the job, promising himself he'll find new employment when the contract is over. He doesn't know what his next step might be, but whatever it is, he hopes it will leave him stable enough so he can settle down and think about having a family of his own. Neither man is precisely what the other expected. Once Thorne gets his naughty "boy" settled into a routine, Toby begins to blossom and find better ways to focus...and most importantly, stay of out trouble with the paparazzi. Between band issues, a crazed stalker, an unexpected pregnancy, and a 30-day cross-country tour, Toby has a lot on his plate. Can he find stability for himself and Ruffles with Daddy Thorne? This MM audiobook contains Mpreg, D/S elements, and is intended for 18-plus listeners. Warning: Don't listen unless you like fun stories with feisty Chihuahuas, naughty boys who really want to be good, hot daddy alphas, a story that will keep you in stitches, and steam-filled passion. But then again, this is a Susi Hawke and Piper Scott collaboration - you already knew to expect that, didn't you?

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Tight End

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Pdf:Tight End."I don't need a fucking babysitter."Out and proud NFL star tight end Tad Roarke has success, money, and fame. Just about everything. Except a good reputation. After being outed by the media as a promiscuous cheat, sponsors are dropping him left and right. To make matters worse, he's been targeted as the next victim of an anti-gay celebrity serial killer. The FBI works with his team to protect him, assigning agent Bryce Finnegan as his undercover bodyguard. But Tad doesn't like Bryce from the get-go. The fed thinks he's a spoiled brat. Maybe he's right. Regardless, Tad doesn't plan on proving him wrong, and he'll do anything to make Bryce's job even more difficult. Still, as much as he hates him, he can't deny the guy's hot as hell...and he wouldn't mind passing a few balls around with him in the sheets."I don't get paid enough for this."Agent Bryce Finnegan is no stranger to undercover work. With a background in busting drug cartels, he's used to his life being on the line. He's not used to putting up with spoiled rich kids who don't realize how good they have it. When he meets Tad Roarke, he expects him to be a jerk. And he's right. But the more time he spends with him, the more he realizes that all Tad's attitude is little more than bravado. He's not an asshole, and the media has twisted more than a few facts to tarnish Tad's reputation. Now Bryce isn't just worried about protecting this guy from a serial killer, but about falling in love in the process.Tight End is a stand-alone gay romance with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

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Tales of the City: A Novel

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Pdf:Tales of the City: A Novel.From the Back Cover For almost four decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that forever changed the way we live. Read more About the Author Armistead Maupin is the author of the nine-volume Tales of the City series, which includes Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn, and now The Days of Anna Madrigal. Maupin's other novels include Maybe the Moon and The Night Listener. Maupin was the 2012 recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer Award. He lives in San Francisco with his husband, the photographer Christopher Turner. Read more

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Who'd Have Thought

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Pdf:Who'd Have Thought.Top neurosurgeon Samantha Thomson needs to get married fast and is tightlipped as to why. And with over $200,000 on offer to tie the knot, no questions asked, cash-strapped ER nurse Hayden Perez isn't about to demand answers. The deal is only for a year of marriage, but Hayden's going into it knowing it will be a nightmare. Sam is complicated, rude, kind of cold, and someone Hayden barely tolerates at work, let alone wants to marry. The hardest part is that Hayden has to convince everyone around them that they're madly in love and that racing down the aisle together is all they've ever wanted. What could possibly go wrong? Contains mature themes.

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Protecting the Soul: Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3

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Pdf:Protecting the Soul: Souls of Chicago Series, Book 3.For Landon Greene, managing the band Carter's Creed is more than just a job. It also means being there to keep his brother safe. When someone begins sending threatening letters to Carter, Landon feels overwhelmed with the need to protect him. He's relieved when new security is added, until he finds out that the person hired to protect his brother is the same man Landon has spent months trying to forget. Micah Hamilton recently moved back to Chicago to start his own security firm and to be closer to his best friend, Giovanni. He's ready to leave his past as a Navy SEAL behind and settle into his new life, but his plans change when a friend calls and asks him for a favor. There's no way Micah can refuse the request, even though he knows it will require him to face the one man he's vowed to stay away from. Can Landon and Micah put their differences aside in time to save Carter or will their pride leave him at the mercy of a madman? Will they continue to resist the undeniable chemistry between them or will they take a chance and possibly find the greatest love they've ever known?  Protecting the Soul is the third book in the Souls of Chicago series. It can be read as a standalone novel, but is best read as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit materials and is only intended for adults 18 and older.

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His Truth

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Pdf:His Truth.They were only kids when they met for the first time. Leo Mancini was the son of a judge. Roman Cipriani the son of a criminal. So different, yet as they shared stolen kisses and secret moments, they fell in love. One day they would run away together, have the future they deserved, because no one loved Leo like Roman did, or Roman like Leo did. But before they could make their dreams come true, their future was viciously stolen and their lives changed forever.   Roman has spent the last 12 years repressing the trauma in his past, trying to pretend it didn't exist, until even he believed his own lies.   Leo won't let himself forget what happened because he doesn't ever want to be that person again. He won't become the man his father wanted him to be or the guy who gets hurt when he lets someone in.   But in that split second when their eyes meet again, everything changes. Despite Leo's anger and Roman's denial, the connection they shared as teens is still there, too powerful to deny. Now, when their moments don't have to be stolen, they cling to what they've always craved - each other.   Roman and Leo aren't kids anymore, though - they can't lock themselves away from the world and pretend nothing exists but each other. A trauma like Roman suffered doesn't just go away, but now that Roman accepts his truth, can the two of them escape their demons before they destroy Roman and Leo a second time?  Contains mature themes.

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Made Mine: A Protectors/Made Marian Crossover

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Pdf:Made Mine: A Protectors/Made Marian Crossover.What happens when a group of tough vigilantes meets up with a big-hearted family with boundary issues?Reese: It's supposed to be an easy job. You know, the kind you get after you've been gone a while and the boss is unsure of how capable you still are? But then there's a mugging, an abduction, two thugs, and a blackmail scheme.And smack-dab in the middle of it is a beautiful lost soul who needs me. The scared, young gamer-geek pushes all my protective buttons and awakens something inside me that's ready to dive right in and inhale the man.But how could I have anything to offer someone like Ben? I'm a mess. Injured, scarred, practically closeted, the recognizable son of a famous man...There's no way I can ask him to give me a shot at forever. Right?Ben: It seems like I've been looking out for myself my entire life. Heck, I was even given away the day I was born. And, yeah, maybe if my adoptive parents had survived, I would have had a nice life. But they didn't. And I don't. Instead, I'm forced to put up with a hateful, scheming foster parent for the sake of sticking around to care for my little sister.Only, when a blackmail plan lands little Georgie in the hands of thugs, it's clear I'm her only hope. At least until I meet the big, strong bodyguard someone sends to watch over me.Reese is everything I've ever daydreamed about: protective, attentive, affectionate, and dedicated. But he's hiding something, and I don't have the time or energy to figure out what. Because time is running out, and Georgie is the only family I have left.Until the biological brother who never wanted me shows up and turns everything on its head.After having finally accepted it's just Georgie and me, suddenly falling for my protector and being surrounded by Griff and the Marian clan makes me question everything I've ever known about myself and what defines a family.Can a guy with a broken past ever build a family with someone who seems too good to be true?Listening order note: Can be listened to as a stand-alone.While the authors recommend listening to both the Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox and the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy, it isn't required in order to understand the story. At the least, you may want to consider Grounding Griffin (Book 4, Made Marian series by Lucy Lennox) and Unexpected (Book 10, The from the Protectors series by Sloane Kennedy) to get a little bit of background. However, this novel, despite being a crossover, has been written in a way that it can be listened to on its own.

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Your Healing is Killing Me

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Pdf:Your Healing is Killing Me.About the Author Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Yale Drama Award and the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing. Her other published works include blu (Yale University Press), The Panza Monologues co-written with Irma Mayorga (University of Texas Press) and an edited volume of Zapatista communiqués titled Conversations with Don Durito (Autonomedia Press). She earned her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and currently lives at Casa Chueca in the Bronx. Read more

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Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays

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Pdf:Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays.About the Author Tony Kushner’s plays include Angels in America; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Brown; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Cornelle; Slavs!; A Bright Room Called Day; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’s film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. His books include The Art of Maurice Sendak: 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.Among many honors, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris. Read more

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Dying City

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Pdf:Dying City.About the Author Christopher Shinn was born in Hartford, CT and lives in New York. His plays include "Where Do We Live," "Other People," "What Didn't Happen" and "On the Mountain." His work has been produced around the world. He is a winner of an OBIE in Playwriting and the Robert S. Chesney Award. He teaches playwriting at the New School. Read more

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A Faithful Son

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Pdf:A Faithful Son.Review **San Francisco Book Review** A Faithful Son 5 Stars "...Garvin's debut is nothing less than stunning... in the flavor of Harper Lee's inimitable novels--To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman--Garvin, like Harper, has created a colorful cast amid chaotic and enlightening eras.,,Garvin's plot seamlessly flows between the past and the present, keeping to themes of inequality, racism, and sexual orientation..." San Francisco Book ReviewForeword ReviewReviewed by Patty Comeau Garvin avoids easy resolutions, caricatures, and shocking twists in the service of a strong story populated by believable characters.A Faithful Son is a visceral experience, realistic and vibrant, wrought with the same craftsmanship as a painting resembling a photograph, or a window into another time and place. Michael Scott Garvin has populated his pages with vivid scenes filled with all the colors and sensations of nature, grounding narrator Zach's story in the inevitable passage of time in a way that is particularly rural, attuned to the slow, even pace of life's wear upon the body and the soul. The titular character is not only assured of the existence of a distant, disinterested God, but in his actions he embodies faith: while navigating the peculiar hazards and pleasures small-town living presents to a closeted young gay man, loyalty to his mother remains a constant, central, and motivating theme throughout the text. In Garvin's Durango, Colorado, Baptist families share the richness of their beliefs, making community and finding joy in their mutual prosperity. Here, and throughout the book, there are no heroes, saints, nor villains to be found--in the tale's matter-of-fact tone there is a stolid and sincere assertion that each person has a history and complexity."The twisted boughs of the massive, gnarly pecan sprawled against a charcoal sky in defiance of another brutal winter," Garvin writes, crafting a metaphor to accompany his character at the bedside of a dying loved one. The evolution of Zach's observant, stoic, and deeply sensitive personality unfolds alongside the shifting economic conditions drawing prosperity increasingly to America's cities. By the use of these motifs, Garvin reveals Zach's faith as the old-fashioned, patient sort, persevering through dark times and cherishing life's pleasures with surrender to the certainty of both. It is also the kind of faith placed in a person by their family and community, entrusting them with responsibility and assuring the resiliency to live up to shared hopes and expectations. Fitting easily on a shelf next to books by Jim Grimsley or Annie Proulx, A Faithful Son reveals Zach's sensuality in an understated, private way: "The ruggedly handsome cowboys primped more for a night out than the Sisters of the First Assembly of God working their glorious bouffants before a Sunday service," he observes, finding his footing in the gay mecca of West Hollywood. Garvin avoids easy resolutions, caricatures, and shocking twists in the service of a strong story populated by believable characters. A Faithful Son is a highly recommended, enjoyable read for lovers of quality literature that needs no flash or hype to leave an impression. Manhattan Book Review In author Michael Scott Garvin's A Faithful Son, we follow young Zach Nance from his childhood in Durango, Colorado, and on to adult years in Los Angeles. His family lives an often hard-scrabble life with a father who works odd jobs on local farms. Their community has tight connections to the local church and all the tragicomedy and colorful characters of small town life. Zach faces considerable challenges, including the accidental death of a loved one, his father's subsequent slide into alcoholism, and facing his own orientation at a time and place when homosexuality was not accepted. Through it all, Zach perseveres-- while remaining a "faithful son" (and brother) until the end.A Faithful Son was a compelling novel, the prose, at times, so beautiful it was difficult picking out a favorite. Zach's enterprising and generous spirit is also one of the narrative's strong features. As a young adult, he goes to Los Angeles with almost nothing and within the week starts a successful business. He continues to send money home to his mother, who insists she doesn't need it. He comes to terms with his sexuality, connects with Los Angeles's thriving gay community, and meets the love of his life. The scenes with his partner are as sensual and tender as any more traditional heterosexual love scene. The story reads like memoir; in fact, I went back over the book details to determine it is fiction, but this shows how the author is able to get inside Zach's skin. Contributing to the feel of memoir, the narrative is somewhat episodic, dealing with separate parts of Zach's journey--his childhood, teen years, adulthood--with their own challenges, rather than following a single story line. What holds the narrative together, however, is the theme of "faithful son." Zach remains dutiful to family throughout. He supports his mother, keeps the strong emotional bond with his remaining sister, even reserves some love for the father who had left him. Through it all, Zach remains a "faithful son" to the final, shocking chapter.Blueink Review A Faithful Son by Michael Scott Garvin  Acceptance is the principal theme in Garvin's absorbing coming of age novel, A Faithful Son. Zachariah Nance narrates his own life story, focusing on growing up in Durango, Colorado, as the son of a religious mother and alcoholic father. Garvin deftly describes southwest Colorado, the area's natural beauty and the small, close-minded town. Even as a young boy, Zach is keenly aware of the wonders of the San Juan Mountains. He sees firsthand what happens to anyone different: a black family shunned in their efforts to run a small grocery; an effeminate boy beaten by bullies; and Zach's own father rebuffed because of alcohol. Zach knows he has reason to fear being similarly scorned. When Zach finally leaves behind his beloved mountains, he moves on to California but remains a dutiful son to his mother, long estranged from her husband....Throughout the novel, Garvin injects humor and pathos....and is most evident in his descriptions of a group of devout Christian church ladies. We follow Zach's own struggles to acknowledge, and later to accept, that as much as he wants to be one of the guys, he isn't.  Garvin's novel is compelling and readers will find themselves moved by Zach's efforts to accept his true self and will heartily cheer him on to his ultimate triumph. Kirkus Review(Reviewed September 15th)KIRKUS REVIEWGarvin depicts the splendor and squalor of both the natural and human worlds in this debut literary novel.Zachariah Aaron Nance at first appears to be set up for a simple life. Born and raised in Durango, Colorado, he begins life knowing the feeling of dirt under his fingernails, sweat on his brow, and God in his heart. His childhood is split between the natural world and the town and his family. Zach's father is a salt-of-the-earth type, taking odd jobs across local farms to support the family financially, while Zach's mother's strong ties to the Baptist church and the community support them spiritually. Zach's trials and tribulations also at first seem like the expected hazards of being a growing boy--trouble with school, an eye for mischief, and a hint of the angst that comes of being a middle child. But while there's youthful joy in small-town living, there's also poison under its skin in the forms of poverty, alcoholism, racism, and homophobia. When tragedy strikes the family, his father withdraws into drinking, his mother into religion, and Zach loses his fragile grip on the world as he struggles with this fractured clan, the fortitude and responsibility it requires, and his own identity. The writing in this novel is excellent, a mix of clear, no-nonsense storytelling to move the narrative forward and vibrant, nigh-poetic language to describe the play of sunlight, water, dust, greenery, and human beings that make up Zach's universe ("Colorado mornings on the brink of spring begin with a deep purple reflection rising low on the horizon. The lavender glow spreads out and up as dawn slowly consumes the fading night....The season's bitter freeze begins its gradual thaw, and the forest floor and frozen tundra welcome the new warmth"). At the same time, the story bravely and honestly delves into the existential questions and trials of faith that Zach undergoes, from a childhood fever dream where he's visited by Jesus to his more conscious realizations of the unfairness of the world and what God's role in such a place could be. Finally, straightforward, genuine dialogue gives voice and individuality to the vivid cast of characters. Zach's joy, pain, longing, and isolation are real and palpable throughout, and every piece of the story and setting only furthers the life and experience bled onto the page.A striking tale of coming-of-age, loss, sexuality, and self-discovery, filled with rich characters. Read more From the Back Cover A Faithful Son is a dazzling debut and genre-defying novel.   This captivating coming of age tale chronicles the life of Zach Nance, a young man struggling to find his place in an ever-shifting world and the zany cast of local characters who help him come to an understanding of himself and the secret he harbors.   The small town of Durango, Colorado provides the rural backdrop for Garvin's masterful novel. A hunky traveling carnie, an eccentric gaggle of pious church spinsters, a flirty drag queen and Jesus Christ, himself, all make appearances within the pages of this endearing novel.   After tragedy befalls the Nance's, Zach's close-knit family unravels. He vows to protect his beloved mother and sister from the fallout of his troubled father's choices -- forcing young Zach to redefine his loyalties, his faith and his own destiny.   A beautiful and heartrending tale in the grand tradition of To Kill A Mockingbird and The Help.   A Faithful Son captures life's bittersweet journey through lost innocence, sacrifice, and self-discovery, treating readers to a compassionate story of enduring hope.  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Speedo Wrestling

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Pdf:Speedo Wrestling.Fit and hung, the main character struggles with self image, high expectations, latent homosexuality and sexual fulfillment while wrestling for prestige in front of a large audience.

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Taming Riki, Vol II, Part 3: A World Divided

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Pdf:Taming Riki, Vol II, Part 3: A World Divided.About the Author Kira Takenouchi is the Best-Selling author of the popular Taming Riki series, an online saga that is now available in print. In addition, her titles include Moon Over Atlantis, Harem Boy, In the Headmaster's Chambers, The Boy from Braxton Creek, Barbarian's Slave, The Punishment of Shiiki, The Crimson Scythe, Tristan's Reform, Once A Chieftain, Geisha Doll, Grayson's Tower, Eternal Bondage, and I, Incubus. Read more

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Taming Riki: Volume I, Part 1 (Volume 1)

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Pdf:Taming Riki: Volume I, Part 1 (Volume 1).About the Author Kira Takenouchi is the Best-Selling author of the popular Taming Riki series, an online saga that is now available in print. In addition, her titles include Moon Over Atlantis, Harem Boy, In the Headmaster's Chambers, The Boy from Braxton Creek, Barbarian's Slave, The Punishment of Shiiki, The Crimson Scythe, Tristan's Reform, Once A Chieftain, Geisha Doll, Eternal Bondage, and I, Incubus. Read more

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My Father's Girlfriend Son: A thug romance

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Pdf:My Father's Girlfriend Son: A thug romance.About the Author Tony Tone writes gay erotic fiction aimed at arousing his readers both physically and mentally. His stories are loosely and not so loosely, based on his past experiences and his seemingly endless fantasies of sex, love and drama. Tony enjoys exploring and writing fiction that takes on voyeurism, awakening sexuality, corruption of the innocent, prostitution, violence and a host of other raw realistic and engaging themes. ======================================================================= In a clear reflection of his personal life Tony pegs himself as a versatile writer. His catalog of titles range from hot, pornographic short stories that make readers hard as brick to steamy and engaging novellas and novels that not only excite the physical but stimulate the mental. Tony’s goal is to create characters that will appeal to readers and have them wholly invested in the story whether they are reading about a young hustler trying to survive the streets or about a greedy millionaire CEO making money from sex slaves. =========================================================================== Readers are encouraged to email Tony at tony@uncutpublishing.com with comments, questions. All emails are answered personally. There is also a newsletter signup available on his website www.uncutpublishing.com. Subscribers are sent a discreet email newsletter once every three months and are alerted to new titles. Read more

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Disoriental

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Pdf:Disoriental.Review Bookseller Blurbs “PHENOMENAL! Insightful and compelling...Djavadi takes on huge social topics such as immigration, homosexuality, politics and culture and distills those issues into the personal experience of one girl, who is so genuine and endearing that one can’t help but come to understand and have compassion for what she and her family endured. This story is one that needs to be read!”―Stephanie Crowe, Page & Palette Bookstore“A master storyteller, Djavadi unravels Kimiâ Sadr’s origin with family lore that has been passed down for generations, beginning with her Persian great grandfather in 1896. Each thread of the family’s story builds the foundation for their harrowing escape to France during the Iranian Revolution. This book is a triumph and humanizes the history of a culture that many have ignored.” ―Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop Praise for Disoriental "Like the best kind of fable, it is a tale of the solace and constriction of tradition and the magic and danger of reinvention.”―The Times Literary Supplement “In her remarkable novel, 'Disoriental,' Negar Djavadi. . . beautifully captures the 'disorientation' of exile and the attempt to reconstruct a self through family stories."―Dalia Sofer, The New York Times “There's certainly enough of interest and appeal here, and there are some creative touches to the presentation, right down to the use of a few footnotes . . . and the glimpse of pre- and then revolutionary Iran and Iranian culture is quite interesting.”―The Complete Review“The family currently lives in France and Disoriental’s message is particularly poignant, and relevant, in today’s political climate, when refugees are not freely welcome in many Western countries. . . With beautiful prose by Djavadi (and skillful translation from the original French by Tina Kover), and Kimia’s biting wit, readers will be entranced by the Sadr family lore.”―The Furious Gazelle“[Djavadi] masterfully takes her reader through multiple parallel journeys in time and space.”―The Los Angeles Review of Books “In a tour de force of storytelling, screenwriter and debut novelist Djavadi deftly weaves together the history of 20th-century Iran [...] with the spellbinding chronicle of her own ancestors. [...] [T]his enchanting novel, well translated and with surprises and delights on every page, perfectly blends historical fact with contemporary themes.”―Library Journal“Authentic, ambitious, richly layered, and very readable, [...] every scene [of Disoriental] rings true.”―Kirkus“What is obvious from the beginning of this riveting novel is that Djavadi is an immensely gifted storyteller, and Kimiâ's tale is especially compelling.”―Booklist (Starred Review)“Disoriental is a rich, irreverent, kaleidoscopic novel of real originality and power. I’ve never read anything quite like it.”―Alexander Maksik, author of You Deserve Nothing“Djavadi’s momentous first novel [...] convincingly and powerfully explores the enormous weight of one’s family and culture on individual identity, especially the exile’s.”―Publishers Weekly“Djavadi here offers an account of an Iranian family, thought revolutions, relationships, and diaspora, and she does so with a voice remarkably open to humor, warmth, and love. The prose is at once chaotic and precise, charismatic and familiar. Disoriental is a wonder and a pleasure to read.”―Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances“Disoriental is epic in scope and yet deeply, even intimately, personal–the novel blows up any lines between the personal and the political, intertwining generations of inherited family stories in a way that doesn't just bring history to life (though it does that as well), it shows the lingering and often cruel effects seemingly disembodied historical forces can cast on an individual like Kimiâ Sadr. And amidst a story that could not be more topical―encompassing political upheaval and emigration, gender and sexuality―Djavadi's reluctantly worldly-wise narrator casually lays bare devastating truths about society and human nature. Stunning.”―Tim Mohr, author of Burning Down the Haus“By turns heartbreaking and humorous, Negar Djavadi takes us on a whirlwind journey through Iran's modern history, vividly capturing the pain of exile with passion and heart.”―Saleem Haddad, author of Guapa“Disoriental is a novel that will take your breath away, a lovely hymn to the freedom to live, to think, and to love.” ―France Inter“Emotion, comedy, fever, and drama.”―Elle“If the history of Iran had to be contained in a book, set in motion and shaken by its revolutions, it would give you Disoriental...astonishing, disorderly, extraordinary, and enjoyable.” ―Le Devoir “Constructed like a vinyl record, with its epic and novelistic A-side and its ‘awkward little sister,’ the personal and political B-side, Disoriental has many enticing tracks. These include its narrative strength, held up by the consummate art of digression, changes in tone and rhythm, and the richness of its themes, as well as the precision of the critical eye that it points most notably at French society.” ―Le Monde des livres “An incredible story...that leaves the reader dumbstruck, intensely and emotionally thrown off course.” ―ActuaLitté “An ample political, historical, and intimate fresco, Disoriental appeals to readers with its freedom, its power, its breath, its language, and offers brilliant reflections on exile and identity. Impressive!” ―Le Carnet à spirales“Magnificent.” ―Le Soir“An enchanting writer.” ―Canal + Read more About the Author Tina Kover's published works include the Modern Library translation of Georges by Alexandre Dumas père, The Black City by George Sand (Carroll & Graf), and Maurice G. Dantec's Cosmos Incorporated and Grand Junction. In 2009 she received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for the translation of Manette Salomon by the Goncourt brothers. Read more

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The Parting Gift: A Novel

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Pdf:The Parting Gift: A Novel.Review “An erotic, mysterious novel.” —New York Times Book Review“A feverish and hypnotic epistolary novel, and a tantalizing literary treat. While wholly its own creation, readers may feel the influences of Patricia Highsmith (the sense of mounting dread) and Edmund White (the white-hot sexual encounters are salacious, surprising and erotic)…haunting, emotionally satisfying and beautifully written.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review) “Magnetic…a complicated study of the ways in which religious heritage—from codes of honor to familial expectations—interacts with business and acceptance, family and lovers, and self-realization…A beautiful novel whose only fault is ending too soon.” —Kirkus Reviews “The Parting Gift is itself a gift, an intricate and complex story, beautifully and tenderly told. It offers one surprise after another and accomplishes what only great literature can by compelling us to confront the parts of ourselves we’d rather not look at.” —Imbolo Mbue, New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers “This is a perfect little book—a whip-crack of a story, propelling us so seamlessly and irresistibly from vulnerability to viciousness, from the familiar to the monstrous, that it’s in a class with Lolita and Rebecca. In prose both sensuous and eviscerating, Evan Fallenberg sweeps us onward where we’d otherwise drag our feet, into terrain where one loses track of just who is twisting the knife in the narrator, in the reader, in the soul of a country.” —Rachel Kadish, author of The Weight of Ink “Intoxicating. Intense. Impiously pure. Evan Fallenberg has penned a ‘lust letter’ to the human condition and brilliantly depicts the engagement of sex in the pursuit of love. From the first page, The Parting Gift dares you to put it down, and you will not because the language is simply riveting. This brutal epistolary novel is disturbingly profound, a Giovanni’s Room in a beach town north of Tel Aviv where the sights, tastes, and most of all the smells are simply to die for.” —Xu Xi, author of Dear Hong Kong“An unabashed tale that does not pull punches and looks at love’s underside only to find in the brute sex between two men the binding stuff that makes us all selfless and selfish. We may dream of loyalty in us and in others but find treachery everywhere, more in us perhaps than in others. For there may be no truth in life, and love is wicked, stubborn, always scared, never kind. And yet there is a twist at the end that is worth every page of this breathless story that should only be read in one sitting. It hits hard and never lets up. Terse, brusque, etched on one’s inner thigh with an old serrated knife.” —André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name Read more About the Author Evan Fallenberg is the author of three novels and a translator of Hebrew books, plays and films. His work has won or been short-listed for numerous awards, including the American Library Association Barbara Gittings Stonewall Award for Literature, the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the PEN Translation Prize. He teaches at Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv and is faculty co-director of the Vermont College of Fine Arts International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation. Fallenberg is the recipient of residency fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts, Fondation Ledig-Rowohlt and Sun Yat-sen University, and is the founder of Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center in Old Akko, Israel. Read more

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Prince's Gambit

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Pdf:Prince's Gambit.The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow.

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Paradise Rot: A Novel

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Pdf:Paradise Rot: A Novel.Review “In Paradise Rot, Jenny Hval creates a parallel world that’s familiar but subtly skewed. As intriguing and impressive a novelist as she is a musician, Hval is a master of quiet horror and wonder.”—Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick “Hval is an artist of many questions—the ones she asks, and those she provokes in the listener. Apocalypse, Girl swerves from decipherable politics to recondite personal imagery. It’s not a paraphrasable album, but it is a listenable one, its avant-garde tendencies held in check by Hval’s beguiling voice.”—Anwen Crawford, New Yorker “Contemporary pop culture teems with unfiltered first-person narratives and cathartic self-exposure, from search-engine-optimized ‘it happened to me’ essays to the highbrow family memoirs of authors like Maggie Nelson. At its worst, the form is trashy; at its best, it can convey ideas that extend far beyond the confessor, tapping into something both intensely intimate and universally political. The avant-garde Norwegian singer Jenny Hval pulls off this feat with a rare grace, layering prose poems, both spoken and sung, over synths, pulsing house rhythms, and noise-rock fuzz. Where Hval’s last studio album, Apocalypse, Girl, served as a withering feminist commentary on the sexual politics of American consumer culture (sample lines: “I beckon the cupcake/The huge capitalist clit”; “I grab my cunt with my hand that isn’t clean”), Blood Bitch, out September 30, deconstructs the menstrual cycle, the ageing body, and the symbiotic relationship between lovers, vampires, and prey.” —Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Village Voice “Hval’s words shock precisely because they’re not referring to sex or desire but instead address vulnerability and nurturing … Hval’s world is radically different: an intimate, often mysterious place where the melodic sophistication of Björk and Kate Bush meets Laurie Anderson’s witty cool.”—Sharon O’Connell, Guardian “As with all her work, she finds new ways to provoke, and new parts of your brain to light up.”—Miles Raymer, Pitchfork “Norwegian artist Jenny Hval presents a version of female sexuality in which carnal impulses, anxieties and the female/male perspective are often knotted together.”—Kate Hutchinson, Guardian Read more About the Author Norwegian musician and writer Jenny Hval has honed an intellectual and uncompromising view of politics and sexuality in her prose as well as in records that include Blood Bitch; Apocalypse, Girl; and Innocence Is Kinky. Paradise Rot is the first of her books to appear in English. Read more

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The Tiger Flu

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Pdf:The Tiger Flu.Review After disease and environmental destruction reorder the world, Larissa Lai's rebel clones and flu-ridden survivors inhabit a future both wildly imaginative and shockingly cruel. Blending the surreal and the entirely possible, The Tiger Flu is majestically compelling. A must-read. -Eden Robinson, author of Son of a TricksterLarissa Lai's imagination is both scintillating and dark, and somewhere in this intersection lies her genius. Orwell said that writing a dystopian novel, such as 1984, was like surviving a long illness. Reading The Tiger Flu -- Lai's 2145 and onward -- is itself a fever dream, a shivering premonition, a familiar and strange future. This is the sort of fiction we will all need to contract if we are to find a way to live on this side of the point of no return. -Wayde Compton, author of The Outer HarbourThis novel is a dazzling singularity. Larissa Lai has conjured a future so darkly brilliant and believable, it feels like now, magnified. No other writer could bring us these vital, enduring dreams. There is so much here to marvel at, to savour and to ponder deeply. -Warren Cariou, author of Lake of the Prairies Read more About the Author Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl; two poetry collections, sybil unrest and Automaton Biographies; and a critical nonfiction book Slanting I, Imagining We. A Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, she directs the Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Rolling the R's

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Pdf:Rolling the R's.Illuminated by pop fantasies, Donna Summer disco tracks and teen passion, the fiercely earnest characters in Rolling the R’s come to life against a background of burning dreams and neglect in a small 1970s Hawaiian community. In his daring first novel, R. Zamora Linmark treats the music of the Bee Gees and schoolyard bullying as equally formative experiences in the lives of a group of Filipino fourth-graders living in Kalihi, Honolulu, who call themselves the "Farrah Fawcett Fan Club." The characters’ stories unfold largely in the documentary detritus of their lives―their poems and prayers, book reports and teacher evaluations―all written in carefully observed, pitch-perfect vernacular. Now back in stock, Linmark’s tour-de-force experiments in narrative structure, pidgin and perspective roll every "are," throwing new light on gay identity and the trauma of cultural assimilation. Rolling the R’s goes beyond "coming of age" and "coming out" to address the realities of cultural confusion, prejudice and spiraling levels of desire in humorous yet haunting portrayals that are, as Matthew Stadler writes, "stylish, shameless and beautiful." This special twentieth anniversary edition includes a new essay by the author, introducing one of the most original and iconic stories of the Asian diasporic experience and an essential work of fiction in the Asian American literary canon. R. Zamora Linmark (born 1968) is a writer and poet currently based in Honolulu and Manila. He has published three poetry collections, two novels and adapted Rolling the R’s for the stage in 2008.

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The Singing Forest (TCG Edition)

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Pdf:The Singing Forest (TCG Edition).Review 'Lucas' musings about the tenacious grip of memory on a troubled mind resonate with lyric urgency.'—Variety (2014-04-07) Read more Book Description Winner of the Steinberg Award for Best American Play (2016-06-20) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Enchanter's Flame: The Ellwood Chronicles, Book I

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Pdf:The Enchanter's Flame: The Ellwood Chronicles, Book I.Strange things are happening all around Brinnswick. Things that remind me of a piece of my past I'd rather forget. Girls are being killed, drained of blood, and left with strange markings on their bodies. When I finally connect the cases together, a specialist is called in - though, what he's a specialist of is beyond me.When the chief assigns him as my new partner for the case, I can't help but groan on the inside. Why of all people would I be assigned to Ailin Ellwood? The man is a disaster waiting to happen and a jerk to boot. A sexy jerk, but a jerk nonetheless.What will Sebastian think when he discovers Ailin's specialty? Will he make a run for it or will he stick around and discover a world of magic hidden beneath the city's surface?The Enchanter's Flame is the first book in the Ellwood Chronicles. It's a paranormal romance that contains explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 years of age and over.

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In the Name of the Father: Hunter Series, Book 2

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Pdf:In the Name of the Father: Hunter Series, Book 2.Dallas Homicide detectives Tori Hunter and Samantha Kennedy investigate the murder of a Catholic priest who is found naked and strangled to death. A sex scandal threatens to erupt and cover-ups are soon revealed as their only suspect is found shot dead - mere hours after the murder.  Soon details of the murder begin to surface, and the secret life of a well-loved priest is exposed. Lies and deceptions unfold as the detectives work to solve the case - even as their superiors demand it be closed.

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His Consort

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Pdf:His Consort.A new life in New Orleans is all Jason Thorpe had hoped: His quaint little store attracts a devoted staff, and his warm, loving heart grants him a loyal circle of friends. He's perfectly content, having left behind the chill of a confusing and danger-filled night in Washington, until he discovers something unbelievable lurking in the steamy darkness of the shadowy streets of the Vieux Carré, something that turns out to be terrifying...and utterly mesmerizing.The prince of the vampires, Varic Maedoc, is visiting New Orleans when he finds out the man who once helped his counselor is there in the Quarter. He thinks to simply meet and thank Jason - until he lays eyes on him. Varic's devoted himself to protect the honor of his race, and he's never wanted a mate before...but he immediately knows he must have this man, and no one else will do.Varic may want to bring Jason safely into his world, but someone who doesn't like the human's soothing influence on vampires has deadly plans that would disrupt Varic's dreams. Now, unable to tell friend from foe, Jason finds himself wondering how to hold on to the prince's heart when he's fighting for his life.

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Moonlight Avenue

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Pdf:Moonlight Avenue.About the Author Gerri Hill has thirty published works, including the 2014 GCLS winner The Midnight Moon, 2011, 2012 and 2013 winners Devil’s Rock, Hell’s Highway and Snow Falls, and the 2009 GCLS winner Partners, the last book in the popular Hunter Series, as well as the 2013 Lambda finalist At Seventeen. Gerri lives in south-central Texas, only a few hours from the Gulf Coast, a place that has inspired many of her books. With her partner, Diane, they share their life with two Australian Shepherd’s―Casey and Cooper―and a couple of furry felines. Read more

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A Tangled Truth: Stonewall Investigations Series, Book 3

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Pdf:A Tangled Truth: Stonewall Investigations Series, Book 3.Liam Wolfe isn't having the best of days. He's being falsely accused of things he'd never even think of doing and is now facing the loss of his career because of it. He has an idea of who's behind the attempt at assassinating his character but can't put the pieces together by himself.Mark Masters isn't having any better of a time. He's sitting in his office at Stonewall Investigations, getting work done, when his boyfriend of a year walks in with the sole goal of breaking up with him. He's blindsided by the development and thinks not much else can surprise him. He was very wrong. Moments after the breakup, Liam walks into Mark's office looking for help and a connection that had been lost for years suddenly reignites. As childhood best friends, Mark and Liam were inseparable. As adults, they'll come to learn not much has changed.With a second chance on the horizon, Mark and Liam explore something that fear had cut them off from as kids. They'll do it while working together to unravel the truth behind Liam's case, risking everything they've regained in the process.Contains mature themes.

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Shadow Puppet: A Dan Sharp Mystery

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Pdf:Shadow Puppet: A Dan Sharp Mystery.Review Lambda Award-winning writer Jeffrey Round should be a household name not just in households that value gay detective fiction, but outside them as well. I, who am not a connoisseur of or an inveterate fan of detective fiction, don’t read Round merely for his tricks of suspense. I value him for his true literary motive: an exploration of human relationships within the circumscription of milieu, circumstance, and character — in other words, the exigencies of our lives, especially of gay lives, that (as Edmund White puts it) express the introspective advantages of the “outsider, of the foreigner and of the pioneer.’ (— Keith Garebian, award-winning author of William Hutt: Soldier Actor)Round dramatically shows how homophobia, or at least apathy, can blind authorities to a monster victimizing a vulnerable community. (Publishers Weekly)It’s a cracking good tale … perhaps the best in the Sharp series. (Booklist) Read more Review [Jeffrey Round’s novels] not only give gay readers increasing representation in the world of crime fiction, but offer straight ones a reasonably complex glimpse of a community they’ll likely find isn’t especially different from theirs ― except, presumably, for the murderous parts. (Niagara Falls Review, for After the Horses) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Guilt by Association: Hazard and Somerset, Book 4

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Pdf:Guilt by Association: Hazard and Somerset, Book 4.Everything in Emery Hazard's life is finally going well: His boyfriend, Nico, is crazy about him; he has a loyal partner at work; and he has successfully closed a series of difficult murders. By all accounts, he should be happy. What he can't figure out, then, is why he's so damn miserable.  After a fight with Nico, Hazard needs work to take his mind off his relationship. And someone in town is happy to oblige by murdering the sheriff. The job won't be easy; the sheriff had enemies, lots of them, and narrowing down the list of suspects will be difficult. Difficult, but routine.  The arrival of a special prosecutor, however, throws the case into turmoil, and Hazard and Somers find themselves sidelined. With an agenda of his own, the prosecutor forces the case toward his favorite suspect, while Hazard and Somers scramble to find the real killer. As the people they care about are drawn into the chaos, Hazard and Somers have to fight to keep what they love - and to keep each other. To find the killer, they will have to reveal what each has kept buried for years: their feelings for each other.  And for Hazard, that's a hell of a lot scarier than murder.

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The Psychology of Time Travel: A Novel

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Pdf:The Psychology of Time Travel: A Novel.Review Praise for The Psychology of Time Travel:'A fascinating meditation on the many ways traveling through time can change a person.'―HelloGiggles'This genre-bending, time-bending debut will appeal to fans of Doctor Who, dystopian fiction, and life's great joy: friend groups... A tightly plotted novel about the potential hazards of time travel on a person's sense of self, not to mention world events.'―Refinery29'A fun and twisty read.'―MindBodyGreen'[A] superb debut novel... The Psychology of Time Travel heralds the arrival of a master storyteller.'―BookPage'Intricately plotted . . . The story unfolds in a captivating way, and fascinating suggestions are made about the effects of time travel.'―Publisher's Weekly'With plenty of twists and turns, The Psychology of Time Travel is a provocative thought experiment.'―Foreword Reviews'A dazzling genre-defying debut . . . witty, inventive and unflashily wise about human hearts; Mascarenhas’s future promises to be an exciting one.'―The Guardian'Mascarenhas' writing is clear and strong, making this a good choice for readers who want to be immersed in a story.'―Booklist'The narrative moves back and forth through time with its almost all-female cast meeting their future and past selves in an intriguing, multi-layered mystery that is ingeniously plotted.' ―The Daily Mail'[A] compelling, confident debut...wrapping the psychological exploration around a diverse, real set of characters and a thrilling murder mystery.'―SFX Magazine, 4 1/2 stars'A surprising, mysterious, and sometimes unsettling novel, threaded with off-kilter ideas and wonderful insights.”―Elan Mastai, author of All Our Wrong Todays“An elegant braid of a narrative, delivering queer joy and time-traveling women . . . Fans of Jo Walton will feel very much at home in this gorgeous, nested tale.” ―Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife'The Psychology of Time Travel is the most imaginative thriller I've read in ages: captivating, delightful, and thoroughly original. Ms. Mascarenhas' genius is in patiently exploring the small, fascinating details of a world in which time travel is possible . . . an all-around wonderful novel.' ―Jennie Melamed, author of Gather the Daughters'Kate Mascarenhas deftly weaves an innovative tale with The Psychology of Time Travel―part mystery; part time travel. Entirely entertaining!'―Julie McElwain, author of A Murder In Time ​ Read more About the Author Kate Mascarenhas is a half-Irish, half-Seychellois midlander. Since 2017, Kate has been a chartered psychologist. Before that she worked as a copywriter, a dollhouse maker, and a bookbinder. She lives with her husband in a small terraced house which she is slowly filling with Sindy dolls. This is her first novel. Read more

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Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High

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Pdf:Todd Sweeney: The Fiend of Fleet High.About the Author DAVID PRATT is the author of the novels Wallaçonia, Bob the Book (Lambda Literary Award winner) and Looking After Joey, and of the short story collection My Movie. Read more

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Answering the Call

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Pdf:Answering the Call.As New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Katrina, Detective Sept Savoie recovers from a gunshot wound with the help of her new love, Keegan Blanchard. As the city returns to normal, so does the crime rate. Sept's first case back on the job is a strangely ritualistic killing, which quickly escalates into serial murder. As the bodies start to pile up, the last thing Sept needs is the city's newest celebrity crime writer, Nicole Voles, poking into the case looking for information for a new best seller, especially when Nicole appears just as interested in Keegan as she is in murder. Time is running out and innocent lives are on the line. But with all her focus on finding a killer, the secretive and seductive Nicole Voles may just steal what matters to Sept most.A Sept Savoie mystery.

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Thunder and Lightning: Death and Destruction, Book 6

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Pdf:Thunder and Lightning: Death and Destruction, Book 6.Jarrett Evans and Thayne Wolfe have been partnered in the ATF for nearly two years, and their love and commitment to each other have grown over time. Now faced with one final challenge, the boys are headed to Arizona to help Thayne's mom, stumbling headfirst into a brand new case. When a man is shot on Dot's sister's ranch, their informal investigation leads to the Native American reservation bordering the property.Juggling tricky tribal politics isn't something Jarrett and Thayne are accustomed to, but, as with most things in their lives, nothing is ever uncomplicated. When a surprise sighting shakes Thayne to his very foundation, they call out for help, and their colleagues ride to the rescue along with a little help from the FBI. The mystery on the reservation only deepens when they start putting two and two together. Questionable cigarettes at the Ahtunowhiho Trading Post may be the least of their worries.From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the vast deserts of Arizona, Thayne and Jarrett once again brave the minefields of bad guys, bigshots, and a vicious betrayal that kicks them in the ass. But one thing is certain: Thru thunder and lightning, Jarrett and Thayne are never alone. They'll fight for each other down to the last man standing, even if it costs them their very lives.

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Riley Parra: Mere Mortals: Season Three

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Pdf:Riley Parra: Mere Mortals: Season Three.Review 'Adventure and romance mingle with magic in Cannon's strange but eminently readable second novel ... following the archaeological meanderings of its Jazz Age heroines.' - Publisher's Weekly on Trafalgar & Boone Series.'Author Cannon ... populates his story with a bright, complex array of characters, mostly women and many LGBT and/or of color. It's refreshing to see such classically underrepresented groups overcome adversity and save the day in smart, sexy style.' - Kirkus Reviews on Trafalgar & Boone Series. Read more

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Criminal Past (Hazard and Somerset)

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Pdf:Criminal Past (Hazard and Somerset).It all starts to go wrong at the shooting gallery. Emery Hazard and his boyfriend, John-Henry Somerset, just want to enjoy the day at the Dore County Independence Fair. At the shooting gallery, though, Hazard comes face to face with one of his old bullies: Mikey Grames. Even as a drugged-out wreck, Mikey is a reminder of all the ugliness in Hazard’s past. Worse, Mikey seems to know something Hazard doesn’t—something about the fresh tension brewing in town.When the Chief of Police interrupts Hazard’s day at the fair, she has a strange request. She doesn’t want Hazard and Somers to solve a murder. She wants them to prevent one. The future victim? Mayor Sherman Newton—a man who has tried to have Hazard and Somers killed at least once.Hazard and Somers try to work out the motive of the man threatening Newton, and the trail leads them into a conspiracy of corrupt law enforcement, white supremacists, and local politicians. As Hazard and Somers dig into the case, their search takes them into the past, where secrets have lain buried for twenty years.Determined to get to the truth, Hazard finds himself racing for answers, but he discovers that sometimes the past isn’t buried very deep. Sometimes, it isn’t dead. Sometimes, it isn’t even past. And almost always, it’s better left alone.

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Still Waters: Memoirs of the Human Wraiths, Book 3

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Pdf:Still Waters: Memoirs of the Human Wraiths, Book 3.Promise, Michigan, is very much like every other small town across the state. Built on the edge of a lake, the homes sit in neat little rows in cute little neighborhoods. During the summer Promise bustles with tourists who come to spend their vacation dollars and enjoy the lake's refreshingly cold water. But Promise holds a terrible secret. In the center of the lake is an abandoned island where a curse is rumored to wait for victims, unabated, and deadly. Most think it's just a story, something used to keep kids out of trouble. Still, everyone gives it a wide berth. Everyone except Bret and Adam. They dare to venture out the night of Bret's birthday. When they declared their love and promise to get married, they believe no one else heard their whispered words - but they are wrong.Five years later Adam dies, and Bret returns to his family to heal. But someone is killing the people of Promise in random acts of violence. Bret, with the help of FBI agent Jeff McAllister, must discover the identity of a murderer with death on his mind and revenge in his heart.

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State University of Murder: A Nick Hoffman Mystery

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Pdf:State University of Murder: A Nick Hoffman Mystery.Review 'The Borgias would not be bored at the State University of Michigan, that snake pit of academic politics.'―NYT Book Review“Clever and sharp social satire.”―Los Angeles Times“A delightful take on death in the halls of academia.”―Boston Globe'Raphael's witty insight makes his fictional town of Michiganapolis a very happening place.'―Library Journal“...pointed and funny put-downs of academics.'―Detroit Free'Raphael's witty insight makes his fictional town of Michiganapolis a very happening place.'―Library Journal Read more About the Author A prize-winning author of twenty-five books in many genres (academic satire, suspense, literary fiction, short story collections, self-help, biography and more). His books have been translated into over a dozen languages. Raphael was a longtime reviewer of crime fiction for the Detroit Free Press, a guest reviewer on Michigan Radio and other public radio shows, and hosted his own talk show where he interviewed authors like Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes. He lives in Michigan with his longtime spouse and teaches creative writing at a state university campus. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Twisted at the Root (Jane Lawless Mysteries)

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Pdf:Twisted at the Root (Jane Lawless Mysteries).About the Author ELLEN HART, “a top novelist in the cultishly popular gay mystery genre” (Entertainment Weekly) and MWA Grand Master, is also a Lambda and Minnesota Book Award winner. The author of twenty-five previous mysteries featuring Jane Lawless, she lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read more

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A Perfect Storm: A Lesbian Mystery Romance (The Wrong Woman Quartet, Book 4)

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Pdf:A Perfect Storm: A Lesbian Mystery Romance (The Wrong Woman Quartet, Book 4).Six months have passed since the events of A Betrayal. Tracey and Mik's big society wedding is just ten days away. Dani is banned from attending...Kate is dreading the hen party...and Jaiden is terrified that Saskia will be whisked away by persistent millionaire suitor Davros Pentacosta. Meanwhile, Jamila and the National Crime Agency are closing in on Tony and Maria. And a shock departure, a grisly discovery, and a looming proposal are about to stir up all the right conditions for A Perfect Storm.

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The Sartorial Senator: A Nick Williams Mystery, Volume 3

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Pdf:The Sartorial Senator: A Nick Williams Mystery, Volume 3.Friday, May 29, 1953.Nick and Carter just want to go home to San Francisco after their adventures in Mexico. But before they can sail into the Golden Gate, Nick receives a subpoena from America's most infamous witch hunter in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, an old schoolmate from Carter's childhood shows up out of nowhere and revives painful memories. Once they get to the nation's capitol, they are plunged into helping yet another flirtatious police detective solve a curious murder that leads to some very dark places. In the end, Nick and Carter set a trap to catch the killer and get much more than they bargained for.

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Catch Me When I'm Falling (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery)

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Pdf:Catch Me When I'm Falling (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery).Review 'From her old school titles to the ripped from today’s headlines, Cheryl Head blends the old and the new into this outstanding Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series.' ―Penny Mickelbury, award-winning author and playwright'Cheryl Head delivers Motor City details that ring true, characters that swagger off the page, and a story that should surprise even the savviest readers.” ―Elizabeth Sims, author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning Lillian Byrd Mysteries Read more About the Author A Detroit native, Cheryl A. Head now lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where she navigated a successful career as a writer, television producer, filmmaker, broadcast executive, and media funder. Her debut novel, Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, was a 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award finalist in both the African American Literature and Historical Fiction categories. Her novel, Bury Me When I'm Dead, Book #1 of the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series was a 2017 Lambda Literary Award finalist. She serves as the Director of Inclusion for the Golden Crown Literary Society, and regularly consults on a wide range of diversity issues. Read more

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Well-Behaved Women: Awakening

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Pdf:Well-Behaved Women: Awakening.Rose Booker remembers how she died. Both times.Nearly a year after being shot and left for dead, Sergeant Rose Booker returns to active duty with the Worcester Police Department, hoping to put the past behind her - except she's not sure it's her past that's haunting her.When hard-drinking hell-raiser Julie d'Aubigny enters Rose's life, she promises to reveal the truth behind Rose's nightmares - or are they memories - of her death at the end of a hangman's noose.But first Rose must stop the mysterious madman waging a bloody campaign of vengeance that threatens to turn the city's streets red. All she has to do is uncover his identity - and his own dark secret.

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The Dust Feast (Hollow Folk)

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Pdf:The Dust Feast (Hollow Folk).Only days have passed since Vie Eliot’s murderous half-brother—a dangerous, out-of-control psychic—was stopped from killing the people Vie loves most, but Vie is ready for his life to return to normal. He has plans. Big plans. Make the cross country team, pick up his grades, and spend a lot of time with his boyfriend.On the day of cross country tryouts, though, Vie finds one of the teachers dead—and Vie refuses to believe that the death was a suicide. As he searches for the killer, or killers, he discovers that a conspiracy exists in the small town of Vehpese: a conspiracy that might be older and deeper than Vie first suspects, a conspiracy of drugs and human trafficking that might also be tied, in some way Vie can’t quite understand, to his own abilities—and to the other psychic abilities in his town. When the murderers turn their attention to Vie, though, he discovers that his powers might not be up to the task. He faces ghosts, ancient monsters, and even an evil substitute teacher, but unless he can confront his past, and the trauma that lies there, he might not manage to save the people he cares about.He might not even survive himself.

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The Runaway

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Pdf:The Runaway.Review 'What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and entertained until the very last page.'―New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen on Baby Doll'A suspenseful and satisfying psychological thriller by a writer who has hit her stride.'―Dallas Morning News on The Walls'Compelling ... Overton throws in enough twists, turns, and surprises to keep the reader wondering what on earth can happen next.'―Publishers Weekly on Baby Doll'Moves at breakneck speed.'―Stylist on Baby Doll'Overton spins a fast-moving, increasingly compelling tale.'―Booklist on The Walls'A tense survivor story for fans of Chevy Stevens' Still Missing and Chelsea Cain's One Kick.'―Booklist on Baby Doll'[A] pulse-pounding thriller.... The book's tension and drama increase exponentially.'―Publishers Weekly on The Walls'Compelling'―Richmond-Times Dispatch on Baby Doll'Riveting'―Women's Own on Baby Doll'A menacing, yet beautifully compassionate read.'―Love Reading on Baby Doll Read more About the Author Hollie Overton was raised in Texas, and draws on her unique childhood experiences for inspiration. Her father was a member of the notorious Overton gang in Austin, and served time in prison for manslaughter. Hollie is a television writer whose credits include the CBS drama Cold Case and Freeform's Shadowhunters. Her debut novel, Baby Doll, was an international bestseller, and has been translated into eleven languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and rescue dog. Read more

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The Redemptive Rifleman (A Nick Williams Mystery)

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Pdf:The Redemptive Rifleman (A Nick Williams Mystery).Wednesday, November 24, 1965 It's the day before Thanksgiving and Nick and Carter have been in Paris for nearly a month when an early-morning call brings the news they've both been dreading for three years: Louis Jones Richardson, Carter's mother, has passed away in her sleep. The funeral will be on Monday in her hometown of Albany, Georgia. With that, Nick is determined to find a way to get into Georgia since, in 1953, he and Carter signed an agreement they wouldn't enter the state without permission. And, in spite of the sad circumstances, neither the District Attorney in Albany nor the state's Attorney General are inclined to let them in. Help comes in the form of two of their operatives: Tom Jarrell and Ronnie Grisham. Meeting up in Miami on Thanksgiving Day, the four of them make the trek north and surreptitiously cross the Georgia-Florida state line in the early morning hours of Friday. At Belle Terre, a plantation-style house nestled between cotton fields and the banks of the Flint River south of Albany, Nick and Carter begin to play hosts to friends and family who come by to pay their respects, since neither man will be able to safely show their faces on the day of the funeral. But then something unexpected happens that turns a time for grieving into a devastating tragedy...

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Payback

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Pdf:Payback.Detective Constable Kate Wolfe is sent to a Cheshire backwater after falling foul of a disciplinary hearing in London. But before she even has a chance to settle in, Kate finds herself in a situation there’s no coming back from. She’s reported as a troublemaker to her new boss, Detective Chief Inspector Helen Taylor, a no-nonsense veteran who once had an esteemed, high-profile career. The pair investigate a spate of arson attacks, a dead body found in a burnt out building, and a missing architect while fighting their growing attraction for each other. The discovery of a dumped vehicle in a quarry lake sparks a series of events that will change their lives forever. A thrilling lesbian mystery about trying to right a past wrong…despite the consequences.

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Dodging and Burning: A Mystery

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Pdf:Dodging and Burning: A Mystery.In a small Virginia town still reeling from World War II, a photograph of a beautiful murdered woman propels three young people into the middle of a far-reaching mystery. A lurid crime scene photo of a beautiful woman arrives on mystery writer Bunny Prescott's doorstep with no return address - and it's not the first time she's seen it. The reemergence of the photo, taken 55 years earlier, sets her on a journey to reconstruct the vicious summer that changed her life. In the summer of 1945, Ceola Bliss is a lonely 12-year-old tomboy, mourning the loss of her brother, Robbie, who was declared missing in the Pacific. She tries to piece together his life by rereading his favorite pulp detective story "A Date with Death" and spending time with his best friend, Jay Greenwood, in Royal Oak, VA. One unforgettable August day, Jay leads Ceola and Bunny to a stretch of woods where he found a dead woman, but when they arrive, the body is gone. They soon discover a local woman named Lily Vellum is missing and begin to piece together the threads of her murder, starting with the photograph Jay took of her abandoned body. As Ceola gets swept up playing girl detective, Bunny becomes increasingly skeptical of Jay, and begins her own investigation into the connection between Jay and Lily. She discovers a series of clues that place doubt on Jay's story about the photograph. She journeys to Washington, DC, where she is forced to confront the brutal truth about her dear friend - a discovery that triggers a series of events that will bring tragedy to Jay and decades of estrangement between her and Ceola.

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Academia: Coming of Age Series

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Pdf:Academia: Coming of Age Series.When Shane accepts a scholarship to the University of California, she doesn't expect to be housed with a homophobic roommate. Nevertheless, upon making friends with her roommate's cousin Rayne and her best friend, Shane starts to feel at home. Then, one night, while hanging out with Rayne and her friend Adam on campus, the three witness a murder. Shane's idea of a normal school year collapses, and she is suddenly the target of this murderous killer. Will the three find out who it is before it's too late, or will they be the next victim of serious crime?

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Kick Back

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Pdf:Kick Back.In the second in the series, Kate Brannigan investigates the bizarre case of the missing conservatories (sunrooms attached to the back of a standing house), unearthing an unscrupulous lawyer (later found hanging from his balcony in flimsy women's apparel); a supersalesman with an overstuffed bank account; and a brother-sister pair who are double-crossing everyone. And this real estate fiddling ties in with a separate scam involving Kate's best buds - and murder of the most unexpected order. Clearly Kate has stumbled upon something very rotten in real estate. And little do the criminals realize that in proposing to write Manchester's canny, kick-boxing P.I. out of the picture, they have signed a deed for their own downfall.

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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls

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Pdf:A Love Story for Bewildered Girls.Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan. Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all....Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life', which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her straight friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she would run out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand and nearly drowns you.When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a moving and exquisitely funny novel about love, sex and heartbreak.

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The Breakup Diaries

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Pdf:The Breakup Diaries.The Breakup Diaries reveals a personal journey of heartbreak, grief, loss and empowerment. Though the details may vary, the emotional experience of lost love is universal.

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Owned: The Fate of the Fallen

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Pdf:Owned: The Fate of the Fallen.There are certain truths evident in the new state of the world: Humans are less than nothing, supernatural beings reign supreme...and Elias Ivers always gets what he wants. When he finds out his prized human slave has been snatched away from him by Khaz, a low-class whore, and made a vampire, he doesn't care what he has to destroy to claim Noah as his own. If that includes the budding feelings between Khaz and Noah, so be it. The fight for the fledgling is fierce and hot, but in this game of sex, pain, and intrigue, can anyone other than Elias truly be a winner?Now that supernatural beings have seized control of the world, life has become a struggle for the humans who once held power. Witches, vampires, and werewolves determine the fate of every single human, but their moral compasses have long since been shattered. Rebels, free humans, and slaves all share dreams of hope, mercy, love, and more. But with their fate so uncertain, survival isn't enough...and they may have to sacrifice what is nearest and dearest to them if they want to change their lives.Bought, Ravel, and Recoil feature different characters whose lives begin to come together in Owned and Temper. This dystopian series explores different aspects of the world, from utter darkness to the shining lights waiting to emerge. Because of this, the books range from dark erotica to romance to horror to action(ish) to bits of other things in between.

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Wolf Rising

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Pdf:Wolf Rising.Dyne Andreas is a city wolf who has everything going for him: money, power, a rising career. Now, he's faced with the biggest promotion of his life, but there's a cost. Dyne has never mastered changing his form. To get everything he has worked for, he must overcome this obstacle, or face losing it all.Dyne thought being thrown into the middle of nowhere, forced to camp on the hard ground in a strange place with nowhere to go would be bad enough. Throw in rumors of people hunting down his kind and having to suffer with the most frustrating person alive to serve as his only companion and teacher, and Dyne might have found his own personal hell.If he can get through this trial without killing his teacher, or being killed by one of these crazed hunters, his lifelong ambition will be realized. That is if the time spent alone in the woods doesn't alter the course of his life completely in the process.Disclaimer: Wolf Rising is a sweet romantic novella packed of lovely man on male action. Very steamy M/M book for a mature audience only. Has a happy ending and does not end on a cliffhanger.

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Sandi Burrill and the Beach of Flames: The Danny Canterbury Tales, Book 4

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Pdf:Sandi Burrill and the Beach of Flames: The Danny Canterbury Tales, Book 4."She was beside me all the time, holding my hand as we both sank inside the mellow sweetness of nicotine oblivion."With one year remaining of sixth-form a tragedy strikes the heart of a close-knit group of teenagers. As political forces threaten to claim and overrun their town, two girls fall hopelessly in love. But neither is aware how fraught with danger and peril their love will become.In this searing portrait of a community on the brink, Sandi Burrill and the Beach of Flames eloquently explores the desperation of teenage love trapped by a forbidding and uncontrollable environment.

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Slugger (The Stockholm Trilogy)

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Pdf:Slugger (The Stockholm Trilogy).Review 'Excellent series… gripping finale.' — Crime Review 'Holmén’s sharp dialogue and unerring eye for the grim details of everyday life are still there, as in ‘Clinch’ and ‘Down for the Count’, lending huge power to the story and adding a dimension that lifts this novel head and shoulders above the noir canon.' — Thriller Books Journal'Holmén is an author on the cutting edge of an art form, pushing deeper into the myre opened up by Jean-Claude Izzo, Derek Raymond and Massimo Carlotto. There is something genuinely cathartic about this reading experience.' — New Books Magazine (5 out of 4 stars)'Tragic and moving, with a spectacular denouement, it’s a fitting ending to a superb trilogy.' — Guardian  Praise for The Stockholm Trilogy: 'Sin City meets Raymond Chandler in this atmospheric and compulsive series' - Attitude'A brilliant new talent' - Sunday Times Crime Club'A dark, atmospheric, powerful thriller, the best debut novel I've read in years' - Lynda La Plante'Holmén has Raymond Chandler's rare ability to evoke a character in a few deft strokes' - Mail on Sunday, best crime reads of 2016'Ferociously noir... If Chandler and Hammett had truly walked on the wild side, it would read like Clinch' - Val McDermid'Gritty stylish Scandinavian noir from one of Sweden's hottest emerging authors' - Booklover'Atmospheric Scandi retro, but Chandleresque to its core' - The Sunday Times Crime Club Read more About the Author Born in 1974, Martin Holmén studied history, and now teaches at a Stockholm secondary school. Slugger is the third thriller in The Stockholm Trilogy, following on from Clinch and Down for the Count. Read more

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Wolf's Justice

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Pdf:Wolf's Justice.Two star-crossed shifters and a love that won't be denied....Will Ash bears a heavy burden, one he's not sure he's strong enough to carry. His father was the head of their family - the leader of the Mountain Ask pack. But after his tragic death, that honor has fallen to Will, and he's not ready. Vinnie Russo has been Will's best friend since they were teenagers. But after a falling out between their packs, any interaction between them is forbidden. Vinnie has done his best to forget about Will, even going so far as to tie himself to an alpha in the hope that he can leave the past behind. However, the last 12 years have been harder than he ever could have expected. The death of a mutual human friend brings the two shifters together again. They reconnect and discover the sparks of friendship have become something very different. No matter how hard they fight their feelings, and pack law, fate has other ideas. When Will discovers that his father's death was actually murder, he has to face the possibility that Vinnie's pack could be harboring the killer. Can these star-crossed lovers find their way to justice for Will's pack? Or will "fate" tear them apart?Wolf's Justice is a stand-alone gay shifter romance featuring childhood friends fighting together to protect each other and somehow find justice for their packs. This book contains themes of male pregnancy (mpreg) and is suitable for listeners over the age of 18.

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Black Diamond Fall

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Pdf:Black Diamond Fall.Review Praise for Black Diamond Fall“Blends fact, fiction, and page-turning suspense.” –Entertainment Weekly“(A) stunning literary thriller from critically acclaimed author Olshan, this one clearly demonstrating his mastery of the character-driven crime novel. As much an engrossing and rich examination of the consequences of desire as it is a painstakingly and sublimely constructed mystery.” –BooklistStarred Review'Joseph Olshan succeeds in crafting an enthralling mystery...a well-written, imaginatively construed mystery set in a wonderfully conjured up wintry Vermont college town. A thoroughly enjoyable five-star read.” –New York Journal of Books“(A) riveting mystery from a true master of the genre...very highly recommended.” –Midwest Book Review“(A) nuanced literary mystery...Readers will enjoy following the detectives as they uncover a link between the two crimes, but the real core of the book concerns the lies people tell each other and themselves.” –Publishers Weekly'While Olshan's character development enriches the novel, its most dramatic event is Sam's bone-breaking plunge down a dangerous ski trail in Utah ― Black Diamond Fall.' –Seven Days'Black Diamond Fall is not a traditional hard-boiled mystery so much as one that’s been delicately poached and served up with a kind of literary Hollandaise sauce: Its exploration of the messy, socially complicated, sometimes broken ways that we love each other is what gives the story its richness.' –The Valley NewsPraise for Cloudland“Joseph Olshan has stepped up and hit one for the home team. The bracing clarity of his prose…observes the destructive impact [the] killings have on this isolated region.” –Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review “Evocative… the intricate whodunnit has faint echoes of [Wilkie] Collins with Catherine in the role of his ‘Woman In White,’ wandering desolate hills, but not trying nearly hard enough to escape her past.” –The Boston Globe“CLOUDLAND is a lyrical love poem to that region (Vermont, New Hampshire) – its landscape, its weather, its people – and also to the writings of Wilkie Collins, whose Victorian-era writings helped lay the groundwork for the mystery genre.” –The Charlotte Observer “The effect of violence on small communities is one of the most provocative themes for mystery fiction. Joseph Olshan expands that plot…[He] makes a bold and quite effective foray into crime fiction.” –Oline Cogdill, The Florida Sun Sentinel “A fine writer” –The Washington Post “Olshan, has a reputation for writing beautifully….Cloudland is a love letter to Vermont.” –The Washington Independent Book Review “In this refreshingly cliché-free serial-killer tale, Olshan tries his hand with a female narrator/heroine, whom he handles just as deftly as his sensitive male heroes. Although all these chilly, hurting souls are well worth your time, the real keeper is Catherine. Even as you wonder who the killer will turn out to be, you’ll worry mainly about how she’s going to come through all this.” –Kirkus Reviews “A crash course in Wilkie Collins, wrapped in a thrilling contemporary mystery” –Mystery Scene Magazine “Unlike the more common, adrenaline-fueled serial-killer thrillers, this is literary, character-driven fiction with remarkable empathy not only for those whom murder leaves behind but also for the perpetrator. Another fine performance from a critically acclaimed author.” –Booklist “Rarely do you find a story with characters so fully developed that you feel as if they might live next door. Conjuring a distinctly 19th-century atmosphere, Olshan excels at crafting a Dickensian literary piece.” –Library Journal “Olshan’s writing is frequently stunning, particularly when he’s describing the landscape of the book’s Vermont setting, and he’s crafted…a handful of interesting small town types…” –The A.V Club (The Onion) “Cloudland (Minotaur) is one of those books that grabs you by the neck and pulls you in, unrelenting and completely taking you..” –CrimeSpree Magazine “CLOUDLAND, by Joseph Olshan, is obviously a crime novel and a great one at that….The book is not just about mystery – it is also about fascinating characters.” –The Hungry Reader “This is a gripping crime novel, with a perfect ending, a surprise that doesn't come out of the blue, but fits the story. The isolated setting, and the story of the murdered women are vividly created in this book. Readers who are fans of S.J. Bolton's atmospheric thrillers should try Olshan's Cloudland. Cloudland isn't Olshan's first book. However, it's his first crime novel, and it's pitch perfect.” –Lesa’s Critiques Read more About the Author Joseph Olshan is the award-winning author of ten novels including Cloudland, Nightswimmer and The Conversion. He is the Publisher of Delphinium Books and spends most of the year in Vermont. Read more

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Kaleidoscope

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Pdf:Kaleidoscope.About the Author Venus Reising is the alter ego of a writing duo out of Central Florida. The literary twosome is one-half professor, with poetry and criticism published in numerous journals, including Ascent Aspirations Magazine and Atlantic Literary Review, and one-half working artist turned pre-med student, who has, at least for now, traded her canvas for a periodic table. Partners in writing and in life, the Venus women would much rather interrogate characters and complicate plots than do just about anything else. Read more

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The Lion Tamer Who Lost

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Pdf:The Lion Tamer Who Lost.Review 'Really got under my skin as a beautiful portrait of love, loss and longing.' —Claire Allan, author, Her Name Was Rose'Quirky, darkly comic, heartfelt and original.' —Sunday Mirror'This achingly sad story has wonderful characters, including the spiky, sweary Catherine.' —Sunday People'A beautiful and compassionate read.' —Prima'A stirring novel, beautifully written, reminiscent of the early work of Maggie O'Farrell.' —Irish Times'In its surprising turns and lovely particulars, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is a beautiful text.' --ForeWord Read more About the Author Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2015. The follow-up, The Mountain in My Shoe was shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize. Both of her previous books Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost were widely reviewed, critically acclaimed and number-one bestsellers on Kindle. The Lion Tamer Who Lost was shortlisted for the RNA Most Popular Romantic Novel Award in 2019. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice. Louise lives with her husband on the outskirts of Hull, and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012. Read more

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After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in the 21st Century (After Series)

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Pdf:After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in the 21st Century (After Series).Book Description This book asks what makes queer studies possible, and what does queer studies make possible? While social science approaches shape thinking about sexuality, gender, and race, this collection emphasizes the role of reading, imagination, and interpretation in these discussions, reclaiming literary roots for queer studies and its futures. Read more About the Author Tyler Bradway is Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Cortland and author of Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad Reading (2017). He is the editor of 'Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing', a forthcoming special issue of College Literature, and his essays have appeared or are forthcoming in venues such as GLQ, Mosaic, Stanford Arcade, American Literature in Transition, 1980-1990 (Cambridge, 2018), and The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In (forthcoming). Read more

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Instinct

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Pdf:Instinct.A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that unites the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly and scandalous guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Elizabeth Needham, the gorgeous, tenacious cop in charge of the case turns to an unlikely ally--Dylan Reinhart, a handsome and brilliant professor whose book turned up in connection with the murders. As the tabloid frenzy over The Dealer reaches a fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.

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Death in a Strange Country: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 2

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Pdf:Death in a Strange Country: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery, Book 2.Early one morning Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Police confronts a grisly sight when the body of a young man is fished out of a fetid canal. All the clues point to a violent mugging, but for Brunetti the motive of robbery seems altogether too convenient.  When something is discovered in the victim's apartment that suggests the existence of a high-level conspiracy, Brunetti becomes convinced that somebody is taking great pains to provide a ready-made solution to the crime.  Rich with atmosphere and marvelous plotting, Death in a Strange Country is a superb novel in Donna Leon's chilling Venetian mystery series.

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Fingersmith

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Pdf:Fingersmith.Review “Deliciously brazen…a smart and seductive enchantment.”—Los Angeles Times“Oliver Twist with a twist…Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Astonishing narrative twists.”—Newsday “Superb storytelling. Fingersmith is gripping; so suspenseful and twisting is the plot that for the last 250 pages, I read at breakneck speed.”—USA Today “A deftly plotted thriller…absorbing and elegant.”—Entertainment Weekly“A marvelous pleasure…Waters’s noted attention to historical detail and her beautifully sensitive dialogue help to anchor the force-five plot twisters.”—The Washington Post “Calls to mind the feverishly gloomy haunts of Charlotte and Emily Brontë…Elaborate and satisfying.”—The Seattle Times“A sweeping read.”—The Boston Globe Read more About the Author Sarah Waters is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger,The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta’s best young British novelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Quietly in Their Sleep

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Pdf:Quietly in Their Sleep.In the sixth title featuring Donna Leon's ever-charming and sympathetic protagonist, Commissario Guido Brunetti comes to the aid of a young nursing sister who has had five patients unexpectedly die and decides to leave her convent. In the course of his inquiries, Brunetti encounters an unusual cast of characters but discovers nothing that seems criminal. Is the nun simply creating a smoke screen to justify abandoning her vocation? Or has she stumbled onto something very real and very sinister - something that places her own life in imminent danger? A beautiful, suspense-filled novel, Quietly in Their Sleep is Donna Leon at the top of her form.

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So This Is Christmas: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 7

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Pdf:So This Is Christmas: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 7.God help you merry gentlemen.... Arriving home early after spending Christmas in jolly old England, amateur sleuth Adrien English discovers alarming developments at Cloak and Dagger Books - and an old acquaintance seeking help in finding a missing boyfriend. Fortunately, Adrien just happens to know a really good private eye.

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Choke

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Pdf:Choke.Victor Mancini, a medical school dropout, is an antihero for our deranged times. Needing to pay elder care for his mother, Victor has devised an ingenious scam: He pretends to choke on pieces of food while dining in upscale restaurants. He then allows himself to be "saved" by fellow patrons who, feeling responsible for Victor's life, go on to send checks to support him. When he's not pulling this stunt, Victor cruises sexual-addiction-recovery workshops for action, visits his addled mom, and spends his days working at a colonial theme park. His creator, Chuck Palahniuk, is the visionary we need and the satirist we deserve. 

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The Magpie Lord

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Pdf:The Magpie Lord.A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell. Exiled to China for 20 years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He's also inherited his family's enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn't expect it to turn up angry. Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane's family. Unfortunately, it's his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he's ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude...and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That's definitely unusual. Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane's dangerous appeal isn't the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can't find a way through it - they're both going to die. Warning: Contains hot M/M sex between a deeply inappropriate earl and a very confused magician, dark plots in a magical version of Victorian England, family values (not the good kind), and a lot of swearing. A Charm of Magpies, Book 1

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Patience & Sarah (Little Sister's Classics)

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Pdf:Patience & Sarah (Little Sister's Classics).Review The writing has the directness and whimsicality of primitive paintings—it is like spiked gingerbread or surprising samplers. The tone is sweetly bold. And the tale evokes many kinds of frontier at once.—The Village Voice (The Village Voice)Starred review:The story of a painter and a farmer in 19th-century New England. One of the first lesbian novels with a happy ending and, in 1971, the first recipient of ALA’s Stonewall Book Award.—Library Journal (May 2007) (Library Journal 2007-05-01) Read more From the Inside Flap In the early nineteenth century, in a puritanical New England town, two women fall in love. With no one to guide or support them, Patience and Sarah try to follow their hearts. Defying society and history, they buy a farm and discover they can live together, away from the world that had sought to limit them and their love . . . Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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No Good Reason

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Pdf:No Good Reason.Detective Sanne Jensen (not blonde, not tall, definitely not Scandinavian) and Dr. Meg Fielding (scruffy, scatterbrained, prone to swearing at patients) are lifelong best friends, sharing the same deprived background and occasionally the same bed. When a violent kidnapping stuns the Peak District village of Rowlee, both women become involved in the case. As Sanne and her colleagues in East Derbyshire Special Ops search for the culprit, and Meg fights to keep his victim alive, a shocking discovery turns the investigation on its head. With the clock ticking, Sanne and Meg find themselves pushed closer by a crime that threatens to tear everything apart.

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Exquisite Corpse

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Pdf:Exquisite Corpse.Review Dennis Cooper 'Author of 'Frisk, Wrong, ' and 'Try' Poppy Z. Brite's 'Exquisite Corpse' has an intelligence, sweep, nerve, knowledge, and deeply unsettling erotic power that make most other so-called transgressive novels 'du jour' seem like romance novels in a grouchy mood.Peter Straub 'Author of 'The Hellfire Club' As perfectly named as its author, 'Exquisite Corpse' treats the dead human body like a communion wafer. It is Poppy Z. Brite's distinction to have understood immediately that real horror (unlike the make-believe variety which lumbers brainlessly through so many books) has an intimate connection to the most profound emotions, those evoked by an experience of the sacred. She is the only writer I know who could write a guidebook to Hell that would make me want to go there. Read more

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The Hell You Say: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3

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Pdf:The Hell You Say: The Adrien English Mysteries, Book 3.The third novel in the Adrien English series finds the "ill-starred and bookish" mystery writer and bookseller battling demons - maybe literally. After bookstore clerk Angus flees following terrifying death threats, Adrien must contend with a mysterious Satanic cult, a hot and handsome university professor, and his on-again/off-again relationship with closeted LAPD Homicide Detective Jake Riordan. And, oh, yes, murder...

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The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy)

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Pdf:The Secret Speech (The Child 44 Trilogy).Review 'CHILD 44 is a remarkable debut novel--inventive, edgy, and relentlessly gripping from the first page to the last.'―Scott Turow'A debut novel from a shockingly talented 28-year-old Brit...Nerve-wracking pace and atmosphere...Smashing.'―Starred KIRKUS Read more About the Author International #1 bestselling author Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. His novels in the Child 44 trilogy were New York Times bestsellers and international publishing sensations. Among its many honors, Child 44 won the ITW 2009 Thriller Award for Best First Novel, The Strand Magazine 2008 Critics Award for Best First Novel, the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Read more

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The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery

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Pdf:The Killer Wore Leather: A Mystery.Audie Award Finalist, Erotica, 2014 Mr. Global Leather has been murdered! In the Grand Sterling Hotel of Midtown Manhattan, home of the huge annual leather/BDSM/fetish ball and contest known as Mr. & Ms. Global Leather, last year's male winner lies dead on the floor of his suite, wearing only very frilly, bright yellow panties. Cormac "Mack" Steel made a lot of enemies in his year wearing the studded leather sash, not the least being his co-winner, Mistress Ravenfyre. But she is not alone - there are over 3,000 attendees at this year's fetish-festooned event from all over the world, some of whom might have had some very personal issues with the corpse. Enter Detective Rebecca Feldblum of the Midtown East Precinct. Assigned to this doozy of a case because, as one of New York City's only out lesbian detectives, her lieutenant seems to believe these are "her people". Shocked, amazed and alternately puzzled and amused, Detective Feldblum must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, and discover who murdered the late Mack Steel - and, she hopes, do it before the weekend is over and everyone goes home. In the process, she will discover more about the sexual underworld than she ever really wanted to know, and more about her own past than she could have ever imagined. Written in the classic spirit of Sharyn McCrumb's Bimbos of the Death Sun, The Killer Wore Leather is both an engaging mystery and a humorous glimpse into the world of modern, pansexual international leather/BDSM contests and conferences. Only Laura Antoniou could write The Killer Wore Leather. In addition to being the author of the best-selling Marketplace series of erotic novels, she has over 20 years of experience teaching, speaking to, and occasionally skewering the alt-sex communities around the world. With a wicked sense of humor, insider information and a twisted imagination, she crafts a spicy melange of mystery and mayhem! The Killer Wore Leather is a deliciously tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set at a leather convention, allowing listeners into this private world of personalities and peccadiloes. It's the kinkiest game of clue ever, with a sex toy as the murder weapon, and every leather man and woman lacks an alibi. Cleverly crafted and highly humorous, Antoniou is at her wicked best in this pause-resistant fetish fest. Laura is the best-selling author of the classic BDSM series The Marketplace, which has sold more than 400,000 copies and been translated into five languages.

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Long Time Gone: Hell or High Water, Book 2

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Pdf:Long Time Gone: Hell or High Water, Book 2.From New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Tyler, writing as S. E. Jakes.... Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone - until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must've driven his lover away. Even with half a world between them, Prophet can't get the man out of his head. Maybe that's why he's in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom's aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet's life. It turns out that Prophet's been stuck in Tom's head - and heart - too. Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they've ever done.

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A Density of Souls

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Pdf:A Density of Souls.Four high-school students in present-day New Orleans are torn apart by envy, passion, and tragedy. Meredith, Brandon, Greg, and Stephen quickly discover the fragile boundaries between friendship and betrayal as they enter high school and form new alliances. Brandon and Greg gain popularity as football jocks, and Meredith joins the bulimic in-crowd, while Stephen becomes the target of homophobia in a school that viciously mocks him. Then, two violent deaths disrupt the core of what they once shared. Five years later, the friends are drawn back together as new facts about their mutual history are revealed, and what was held to be a tragic accident is discovered to be murder. As the true story emerges, other secrets begin to unravel and the casual cruelties of high school develop into acts of violence that threaten an entire city. A Density of Souls is a stunning debut novel that lays bare the darker side of the teenage experience in modern-day America.

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Mercy

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Pdf:Mercy.About the Author Michelle lives in the Boston area with her two young sons and dog. She garnered material for her stories while working as an EMT, dog trainer, inventor, entrepreneur, and business owner. Her days now consist of changing diapers, chasing the baby (who travels at the rate of a speeding torpedo), kissing boo-boos, and writing in the wee hours when the kids are asleep―a life she couldn’t have dreamed was even possible and wouldn’t trade for anything. Mercy is her debut novel. Read more

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Long Black Veil: A Novel

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Pdf:Long Black Veil: A Novel.Review Praise for Long Black Veil:Finalist for the 2018 LAMBDA Literary Awards'An existential whodunit about living with all your selves...To the author, the prison is more than a powerful setting, it's also a powerful symbol for the closeted life she once led.'— Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review'Jennifer FinneyBoylan’s atmospheric thriller Long Black Veil follows a travel writer tangled up in a cold case that has come back to haunt her decades later.'—Time magazine, Pick of the Month“Long Black Veil is … character-driven like literary fiction; it deals with somber themes like murder and shifting identity, but it's suffused with comic moments; it features an ensemble cast yet extends Boylan's exploration of the deepest recesses of trans experience.”— Vice  “Boylan’s Long Black Veil is more than just an engrossing whodunit. It is a highly charged work of imagination, and a thriller with fully formed characters, grappling with truth and identity.”— National Book Review“Absolutely fantastic... A virtuosic mix of family drama, mystery and thriller… Long Black Veil is simply magnificent; it is masterfully written and thrilling, and full of complex characters…a pure literary delight.” — Bookreporter“Boylan’s gifts are all on full display, much to our benefit. Relationships are dynamic and rich; the portrayal of Judith’s journey is particularly powerful for a multitude of reasons.  The narrative is laden with twists and a kinetic pacing. The words are funny and poignant and borderline addictive. And there’s a thoughtfulness throughout…. that lingers in a most effective manner…. Boylan’s latest is fast-paced and concise and exquisitely-written—a beautiful and captivating stampede.” — Maine Edge'Both a murder mystery and a contemplation of what it means to be true to yourself even when extreme measures seem necessary... It is a tale that is equal parts thrilling, scary, funny and touching, and not many authors can hit all those marks successfully in one piece of work.'— The Oklahoman'A darkly suspenseful, fast-paced and nuanced character-driven novel with gothic undertones, Long Black Veil explores gender and identity, the loyalty of friends and family, and the price demanded by the present for the long-held secrets of the past.' — ShelfAwareness“[A] madcap thriller full of hidden identities…And embedded in the whodunit is a heartwarming midlife love story, in which hard-won candor, tenacity, and a generous sense of humor are the most saving of graces.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review“Boylan, who has reaped praise in recent years with memoirs exploring her transgender experience, doesn’t miss a storytelling beat in her first novel as she blends atmospheric elements of a Shirley Jackson–like haunting, a secret-laden murder tale featuring an ensemble cast, and an eye-opening glimpse of the complex choices transgender people face. This crime debut is certain to attract a genre-blurring following, but recommendations to fans of Erin Kelly’s The Poison Tree and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History are sure bets.”— Booklist, starred review“Boylan’s twisty and entertaining thriller takes a hard look at questions of identity, love, and trust. Recommended for fans of Megan Abbott and Donna Tartt.”— Library Journal“This is a nifty little setup for a thriller, and Boylan uses the murder mystery as a frame for interrogating our ideas about identity in ways that are both thoughtful and darkly comic. A trans woman, Boylan is best known as a memoirist and an activist, and the trans character in this novel adds a layer of intrigue and complexity…. Boylan is skilled at creating intriguing, three-dimensional characters; even those characters who prove to be inconsequential emerge as real, unique individuals…. It’s hard to stop reading as these well-crafted characters confront middle age while confronting the defining event of their youth.”— Kirkus'This is Jennifer Finney Boylan's best book.  It's one of the most eloquent pleas for empathy and moral imagination I've ever encountered.”  — RICHARD RUSSO, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Nobody’s Fool 'In the tradition of Donna Tartt, Jennifer Finney Boylan has crafted a thriller that's intellectual, existential, and compulsively readable.  If change is the only constant in life, how much can a person reinvent himself and still be the same?  Long after the last page is turned, you will be thinking about the nature of identity, the pull of the past, and whether you can ever outrun the person you used to be.” – JODI PICOULT, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Leaving Time   “Jennifer Finney Boylan rewards her fans with a riveting whodunit. The plot shapeshifts along with the unforgettable characters--including a woman whose family could be dismantled by her long-buried secrets. All this is rendered in Jenny's signature hilarious, wise and wise-assed prose. Bravo, Boylan, bring us another one!” – MARY KARR, New York Times bestselling author of Liar’s Club, Lit and Cherry Read more About the Author JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN, author of fourteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University in the City of New York and is Special Advisor to the president of Colby College in Maine. She has been a contributor to the Op-Ed page of the New York Times since 2007; in 2013 she became Contributing Opinion Writer for the page. Jenny also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. She is the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide, and serves as a consultant to several television series. A novelist, memoirist, and short-story writer, she is also a nationally known advocate for civil rights. Jenny has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show on four occasions; Live with Larry King twice; the Today show; the Barbara Walters Special; and NPR's Marketplace and Talk of the Nation. She has also been the subject of documentaries on CBS News' 48 Hours and The History Channel. She lives in New York City and in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, with her wife, Deedie, and her two sons, Zach and Sean. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Timing (Gay Romance)

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Pdf:Timing (Gay Romance).Stefan Joss just can't win. Not only does he have to go to Texas in the middle of summer to be the man of honor in his best friend Charlotte's wedding, but he's expected to negotiate a million-dollar business deal at the same time. Worst of all, he's thrown for a loop when he arrives to see the one man Charlotte promised wouldn't be there: her brother, Rand Holloway. Stefan and Rand have been mortal enemies since the day they met, so Stefan is shocked when a temporary cease-fire sees the usual hostility replaced by instant chemistry. Though leery of the unexpected feelings, Stefan is swayed by a sincere revelation from Rand, and he decides to give Rand a chance. But their budding romance is threatened when Stefan's business deal goes wrong: the owner of the last ranch he needs to secure for the company is murdered. Stefan's in for the surprise of his life as he finds himself in danger as well.

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A Seahorse Year: A Novel

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Pdf:A Seahorse Year: A Novel.A San Francisco family copes with a teenage son’s mental illness in “a wonderful book, with characters that bounce off the page” (Elizabeth Strout). Named a Best Book of the Year by Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle   In this “profound, heart-wrenching, and resonant” Lambda Award–winning novel, a quintessentially modern family is transformed by the mental breakdown of their adolescent son (Francisco Goldman).   When Christopher disappears from his San Francisco home, his extended family comes together in a frantic search. But the sixteen-year-old is in much more trouble than they know, and their attempts to both support and save him will challenge their assumptions about themselves and one another. In “unflinching prose that’s both descriptive and soulful,” Stacey D’Erasmo explores the ways in which love moves us to actions that have both redemptive and disastrous consequences—sometimes in the same heartbeat (Time Out New York).   “Open A Seahorse Year and be mesmerized,” raved the Advocate of this exquisitely crafted novel that is “both deeply satisfying and quietly subversive” (The New York Times Book Review). A winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction and other honors, A Seahorse Year is “a stunning achievement” (Suzan Sherman).   “[D’Erasmo] writes with a graceful, sometimes devastating directness, in clear, crisp phrases lined with subtle lyricism.” —The Boston Globe   “Alternating perspectives and controlled, nuanced writing bring depth and compassion to each character . . . [and] make D’Erasmo an author to watch.” —Library Journal   “After turning a page or two of A Seahorse Year you’ll know you’re into something special.” —Out magazine

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Stella Maris: And Other Key West Stories

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Pdf:Stella Maris: And Other Key West Stories.Review A LIT HUB MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2019'Poignant and potent.'―Publishers Weekly'Michael Carroll's stories, keenly―even cruelly―observant, occupy the verges of love and death where the truest and most recklessly aware emotions abide.'―Joy Williams“Michael Carroll openly insists that American manners make way for the unsayable, showing us over and over that our reticence got us into trouble in the first place. His superb Key West stories are the florid mirror of our national evasions, doubling their comic revelations into pathos, and catching us unexpectedly reflected in the erotic trance of self-invention.” ―Manuel Muñoz, author of What You See in the Dark and The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue“Michael Carroll is one of my favorite writers―now more than ever, the grace with which he refuses to lie is a rare form of joy. He is ruthless, funny, clear-eyed, and dangerous in a way that America should thank its lucky stars for.” ―Zachary Lazar, author of Vengeance and winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters John Updike Award“No polite, recycled moves. Mess, tenderness, lust, rage, bewilderment: all here, and all-the-way alive. Michael Carroll is writing at the height of his powers and Stella Maris is a major achievement.”―Paul Lisicky, author of The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship“Michael Carroll writes with fierce originality about sex between men, love between men and women, and issues of class and money. In this new collection his sparkling sentences, unflinching gaze, and wit and wisdom stake out new territory for us to explore and enjoy.” ―Sheila Kohler, author of Once We Were Sisters and Cracks Read more About the Author Michael Carroll’s debut story collection, Little Reef, won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from American Academy of Arts and Letters and was shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction and the Publishing Triangle Award. His work has appeared in Ontario Review, Boulevard, The Yale Review, Southwest Review, Open City, and The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, he is married to writer Edmund White and lives in New York City. Read more

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Pdf:Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.The New York Times best-selling author's Whitbread Prize-winning debut - "Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel" (The Washington Post Book World). When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson's extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl's adolescence. Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age, and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household dissolves. Jeanette's insistence on listening to truths of her own heart and mind - and on reporting them with wit and passion - makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving passage into adulthood. "If Flannery O'Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical first novel.... Winterson's voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you've never heard before." (Ms. magazine)

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Kiss of the Spider Woman

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Pdf:Kiss of the Spider Woman.Review Novel by Manuel Puig, published in 1976 as El beso de la mujer arana. Mostly consisting of dialogue between two men in an Argentine jail cell, the novel traces the development of their unlikely friendship. Molina is a middle-aged homosexual who passes the long hours in prison by acting out scenes from his favorite movies. Valentin is a young socialist revolutionary, who initially berates Molina for his effeminacy and his lack of political conviction. Sharing the hardships of a six-month prison term, the two eventually forge a strong relationship that becomes sexual. In an ironic role reversal at the end of the novel, Molina dies as a result of his involvement in politics while Valentin escapes the pain of torture by retreating into a dream world. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature Read more Language Notes Text: English (translation) Original Language: Spanish Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Swimming-Pool Library

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Pdf:The Swimming-Pool Library.Review 'Exquisite.' —The New York Times“A buoyant, smart, irrepressibly sexy book . . . that has the heft and resonance of a classic modernist novel, the sprawl and surprise of an intimate memoir.” —The Village Voice Literary Supplement “I can think of no other book that is at once so literary and so highly sexed, with the exception of Lolita and Genet’s Our Lady of the Flowers.” —Edmund White“The Swimming-Pool Library beautifully welds the standard conventions of fiction to a tale of modern transgressions. It tells of impurities with shimmering elegance, of complexities with a camp-fired wit and of truths with a fiction’s solid grace.” —The New York Times Book Review Read more From the Inside Flap A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, The Swimming-Pool Library is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. 'Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything' (Harpers & Queen), it focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, an old Africa hand, searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Darwin's Theory: Complete novella series

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Pdf:Darwin's Theory: Complete novella series.My name is Darwin De Groi and I’m in love with Peter Forbes. For years I lived in pain, watching Peter but never having him. Then Peter learned he wasn’t going to be Human anymore—he was going to become Lesser-Bred. In Atlanta, dragon-Human hybrids kind of go along with the scenery, so for me Peter losing his humanness was no big deal. After all, I now had Pete and my world was perfect. Or so I thought. I mean, I knew love wouldn’t be a walk in the park, but seriously--top secret metaphysical experiments, underground Lesser-Bred societies, government contracts? And Peter in the middle of it all? I guess it just goes to prove that finding love isn’t about catching the man of your dreams, it’s about dealing with his deep, dark inhuman secrets. And not getting killed—and eaten—in the process. This book is intended for mature audiences (18+ years of age) only. It contains graphic m/m sex and violence.

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Welcome to Our Wedding: Halloween Wedding Party Sign in Book (Halloween Theme Wedding Guestbook)

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Pdf:Welcome to Our Wedding: Halloween Wedding Party Sign in Book (Halloween Theme Wedding Guestbook).The spooky themed wedding party guestbook ideal for the wedding parties in Halloween themes, and other scary themed weddings. This guestbook “Welcome to Our Wedding: Halloween Wedding Party Sign in Book” is the perfect place to keep all messages and well-wishes from your guests on your special day. It comes with; 128 lined pages (14 lines per page) for guest signatures and messages. The 1st inner page for writing down the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date. The book industry standard binding with spine (the same binding as most paperbacks in the library). Matte laminated finish helps repel liquid and toughens the paperback cover. Cream paper for classic antique feel Dimension 8.25" wide x 6.00" tall x 0.34" thick Not just another guest registry book, this uniquely designed themed guestbook goes well with your spooky themed parties. It is certain to make your wedding day extraordinarily special, unlike any others!

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Halloween Guest Book: Vintage Adult Halloween Party Guestbook Supply Essential for Adult Halloween Costume Parties Props & Decor (Volume 5)

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Pdf:Halloween Guest Book: Vintage Adult Halloween Party Guestbook Supply Essential for Adult Halloween Costume Parties Props & Decor (Volume 5).The Halloween themed guestbook ideal for costume parties or any scary themed events. It comes with 150 wide ruled pages for guests signing in, the book industry standard binding with spine (the same binding as most paperbacks in the library), and matte laminated finish that helps repel liquid and toughens the cover. Not just another themed guestbook, this uniquely designed guest book goes well with your parties and make your gathering extraordinary special, unlike any others! This “Halloween Party Guestbook” series has 6 different cover designs that you can choose from; Creepy (1978276923) Frightening (197827694X) Gothic (1978276958) Spooky (1978276974) Vintage (1978276982), which is this book. Haunted castle (1978356528) [Simply copy & paste one whole line in the search box to buy the one you need.]

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The Parting Glass

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Pdf:The Parting Glass.Devoted maid Mary Ballard's world is built on secrets, and it's about to be ripped apart at the seams in this lush and evocative debut set in 19th-century New York, perfect for fans of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith and Emma Donoghue's Slammerkin.By day, Mary Ballard is lady's maid to Charlotte Walden, wealthy and accomplished belle of New York City high society. Mary loves Charlotte with an obsessive passion that goes beyond a servant's devotion, but Charlotte would never trust Mary again if she knew the truth about her devoted servant's past. Because Mary's fate is linked to that of her mistress, one of the most sought-after debutantes in New York, Mary's future seems secure - if she can keep her own secrets....But on her nights off, Mary sheds her persona as prim and proper lady's maid to reveal her true self - Irish exile Maire O'Farren - and finds release from her frustration in New York's gritty underworld - in the arms of a prostitute and as drinking companion to a decidedly motley crew consisting of a barkeeper and members of a dangerous secret society.Meanwhile, Charlotte has a secret of her own - she's having an affair with a stable groom, unaware her lover is actually Mary's own brother. When the truth of both women's double lives begins to unravel, Mary is left to face the consequences. Forced to choose between loyalty to her brother and loyalty to Charlotte, between society's respect and true freedom, Mary finally learns her fate lies in her hands alone.A captivating historical fiction of 19th-century upstairs/downstairs New York City, The Parting Glass examines sexuality, race, and social class in ways that feel startlingly familiar and timely. A perfectly paced, romantically charged story of overlapping love triangles that builds to a white-knuckle climax, this is an irresistible debut that's impossible to pause. 

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Men of the House: A B-Boy Blues Novel

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Pdf:Men of the House: A B-Boy Blues Novel.Things are definitely "jood" (better than good) for 15-year-old Raheim Errol Rivers, III. A senior at Brooklyn Technical High School, he's on track to become salutatorian of his graduating class. He's juggling early admissions offers from Yale, Harvard, and MIT. He's dating an "older woman": 19-year-old New York University sophomore Maxine "Max" Edgewood. But the chocolate icing on his yellow layer cake is his father, Raheim Errol Rivers, Jr., and godfather, Mitchell Crawford, reuniting after four years. Errol is ecstatic when Raheim moves back in with he, Mitchell, and Mitchell's five-year-old daughter, Destiny. But he soon discovers that making room for another Rivers man in their home is easier said than done.

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Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel

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Pdf:Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel.Review Praise for Tomb of the Unknown Racist Finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction 'In this suspenseful novel . . . Boyd gives a chilling portrait of the white terrorist network in the US during the time of Timothy McVeigh, convicted of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.' ―BBC Culture, 1 of 10 Books to Read This Month 'Irreverent and honest.' ―Vanity Fair 'McCrary's protagonist allows the novel to showcase a true understanding of the current American political landscape, without being academic, inaccessible, or polemic. What results is a novel that is riveting from start to finish.' ―Lambda Literary 'The conclusion to a literary trilogy that began more than twenty years ago, Boyd's latest finds her heroine Ellen searching for a long-lost brother and spewing insults and wisdom in equal measure.' ―Out Magazine 'A wildly ambitious page-turner that defies easy categorization . . . A family drama with all the flourishes of a thriller. Discombobulating―in a good way.' ―Kirkus Reviews 'This bold, funny, and political novel―Boyd's first in 20 years―returns readers to the singular voice of Ellen Burns. . . . With the trappings of a thriller, Boyd's meditation on family bonds and white guilt is a curious but rewarding departure for the loudmouthed and hilarious Ellen, and a satisfyingly strange conclusion to the arc of her wild life.' ―Publishers Weekly 'Ellen's chosen form of activism . . . is endlessly discussable, and the tortured history of Charleston makes for a compelling setting.' ―Booklist 'This is a fast-paced and gutsy novel that examines tough issues and dares readers to know more about extreme activism and underground terrorism. Ellen, a recovering alcoholic barely hanging onto sobriety, is a superbly drawn protagonist.' ―The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 'Examines the convoluted workings of racism and white supremacy that is no longer under the radar. . . . Boyd masterfully breaks down the drive and historical connections that make racism's continued existence painfully real. And no, you don't have to be Southern (or a lesbian) to enjoy her work. Just human. Definitely worth a read.' ―The Advocate, 7 LGBT Books to Devour on the Beach or the Bus 'Boyd does a masterful job.' ―Signature 'Personal, political and original . . . Many of your favorite mystery/thriller novelists could write a strong plot starring a version of Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber. Few can write as well as they plot. Boyd does . . . She can leap nimbly from fear to scorn to grief to comedy, doesn't shrink from politics and racism, and still can include a love story that's not a digression. This is the kind of novel in which the author has everyone's number, starting with her own.' ―Head Butler 'In The Revolution of Little Girls and Terminal Velocity, wild child Ellen Burns breaks and rebuilds herself over and over while questioning the world with her razor-sharp, Southern wit. Now author Blanche McCrary Boyd gives us Ellen's thrilling final chapter. Part detective story, part spiritual quest, Tomb of the Unknown Racist explores the intricate world of the white supremacy movement, and the treacherous ways that racism shatters families and spreads its dark roots across America. Former addict, fugitive, and radical outlaw Ellen Burns pieces together the mystery of her right-wing brother's death and the tragic kidnapping of his grandchildren, while trying to stay sober and falling in and out of bed with the men and women who cross her path. A character both innocent and wise, searching and grounded, she sees the worst in the good, and the good in the worst. We need more 'old outlaws' like Ellen Burns, who try to right the wrongs of the world, even when they're impossible to change.' ―Hannah Tinti, author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley 'Blanche McCrary Boyd is a literary treasure, and her new novel, Tomb of the Unknown Racist, is a monumental achievement. Gripping and powerful, it illuminates the intricacies of love and betrayal and the pernicious disease of racism―and, in the process, plumbs the depths of the American soul.' ―David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon Read more About the Author BLANCHE McCRARY BOYD has taught at Connecticut College since 1982. She has written four novels―Terminal Velocity, The Revolution of Little Girls, Mourning the Death of Magic, and Nerves―as well as a collection of essays, The Redneck Way of Knowledge. Among the awards Boyd has won are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship, a Creative Writing Fellowship from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing from Stanford University. Read more

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The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel

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Pdf:The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel.Review 'Daring, precise, and linguistically acrobatic, this novel brings a history of America alive, from the war protests in the sixties to turn-of-the21st-century art theft. A fearless portrayal of madness and its consequences, Carmiel Banasky's debut novel tracks the life of a suicidal housewife and her unlikely, schizophrenic counterpart. This is a new writer to savor, reminiscent of Nicole Krauss, Michael Chabon and Andy Sean Greer.' —Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin'Vivid, strange and always compelling, The Suicide of Claire Bishop weaves together art, politics and the specter of madness in an unforgettable New York story. Carmiel Banasky, a writer like no other, is a talent to watch.' —Claire Messud, author of The Emperor's Children and The Woman Upstairs'A magnificent, astute debut that portends greatness, The Suicide of Claire Bishop whisks us through one of the most epic eras of American history. While her heroic scope rivals that of of The Goldfinch and her boldly lush storytelling nods to Let the Great World Spin, Carmiel Banasky’s pages unfurl with an intense artistry all their own. A fantastically captivating and beautifully rendered book!' —Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn and Gold Fame Citrus 'A memorable, intricate, and inventive debut....both an intellectual tour de force and a moving reflection on the ways we try to save ourselves and others.' —Publishers Weekly (starred review)'Banasky writes beautifully and with great empathy.' —Kirkus Reviews'The Suicide of Claire Bishop—a story of obsession and art, haunted and complex—is amazing, and Banasky's descriptive skills are extraordinary. Not to be missed. — Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells Read more About the Author Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Slice, Guernica, PEN America, The Rumpus, and NPR, among other places. She earned her M.F.A. from Hunter College, where she taught Undergraduate Creative Writing. She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Ucross, Ragdale, Artist Trust, I-Park, and other foundations. Read more

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A Lesbian in God's House

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Pdf:A Lesbian in God's House.Taurus has experienced so much shameful drama in her past. After losing a relationship with her mother & father over her last girlfriend's ruthless behavior, Taurus retreated into the Word of God. She found herself falling for another woman that loved God just as much as she did. In spite of the church telling her that God didn't want to hear her prayers, she kept talking & one day...God started speaking back! Find out what he said as Taurus turned the church upside down with her radical obedience & directions from the God that makes all the rules. How strong is your faith? Could you obey a clear request from God in a room full of hate? Could you trust him enough to enter into a situation that may get you killed? Read as God chooses the most unexpected messengers to expose the false prophets & help save the souls of millions in the gay community by teaching that regardless of who you love, God loves you just the way you are! Find out what happened to a lesbian in God's house.

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The Treehouse

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Pdf:The Treehouse.Camilla Thompson, an humanities college professor who never did write that Great American Novel, hasn't seen her son Nico for two years. One morning she drives to the house where her ex, Allison, is still raising Nico. Knowing that they are away for a week's vacation, Camilla begins to build a treehouse as a surprise for the son she's not allowed to see. But Camilla's regrets, grief, and lack of construction skills aren't the only challenges she'll face. Old friends and unexpected visitors show up to help-and complicate matters. Free-spirited Taylor, Camilla's best friend, arrives with her lover, Audrey, whom Camilla finds herself falling for. Then Wallace, Camilla's department chair, disrupts everything with startling news that threatens to end Camilla's career. At first an impulsive idea, the treehouse soon promises to be an oasis for Camilla's redemption that could free her for another chance at love and family. Then again, it might simply be just a bad decision.

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