Download E-books Bone River PDF

By Megan Chance

Selected through Amazon's editors as a Best booklet of the Month in Literature & Fiction, December 2012

In the mid-19th century, Leonie Monroe Russell works along her husband, Junius, an oysterman in Shoalwater Bay within the Pacific Northwest. At evening she maintains her father’s lifelong obsession: collecting artifacts and learning the local tradition that after thrived within the Washington Territory.

On her thirty seventh birthday, Leonie discovers a mummy sticking out from the riverbank bordering her property--a mummy that via all proof shouldn’t exist. As Leonie searches for solutions to the mummy’s origins, she starts off to think a magical connection to it that defies all common sense. Leonie’s feel that otherworldly forces are at paintings purely grows while information of the magnificent discovery brings Junius’s lengthy misplaced son, Daniel, to her doorstep. Upon his unforeseen arrival, a local elder insists that Leonie put on a different shell bracelet for cover. yet defense from whom? the mother? or even Daniel?

Leonie has regularly been a very good daughter and stable spouse, yet for the 1st time, those roles don't appear to be adequate. discovering the mother has replaced every little thing, and now Leonie needs to make a decision if she has the braveness to place apart the expectancies of others to be the lady she used to be intended to be.

From award-winning writer Megan likelihood, Bone River is a haunting, lyrical story of ardour and identity.

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Download E-books Anthills of the Savannah PDF

By Chinua Achebe

In the fictitious West African kingdom Kangan, newly self sustaining of British rule, the hopes and goals of democracy were quashed via a fierce army dictatorship. Chris Oriko is a member of the cupboard of the president for all times, one in every of his oldest associates. whilst the president is charged with censoring the oppositionist editor of the state-run newspaper—another adolescence friend—Chris's loyalty and beliefs are positioned to the attempt. The destiny of Kangan hangs within the stability as tensions upward thrust and a devious plot is determined in movement to silence the firebrand critic.

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Download E-books Dead on Delivery (A Messenger Novel) PDF

By Eileen Rendahl

View our characteristic on Eileen Rendahl’s Dead of Delivery.Read Eileen Rendahl's blogs and different content material at the Penguin neighborhood.

The writer of Don't Kill the Messenger returns together with her "strong and sassy heroine" (Publishers Weekly).

There are males who've bitten the dirt after a supply from Messenger Melina Markowitz. As she attempts to place jointly the items of this puzzle, she discovers that the 2 sufferers proportion universal neighbors, universal unexplained absences, and a standard crime. Now, darkish forces from the area people were unleashed, drawing Melina into the net of a strong girl, her voodoo, and her vengeance...

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Download E-books Bedlam: A Novel of Love and Madness PDF

By Greg Hollingshead

An overseas IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominee

A Toronto Globe and Mail most sensible e-book of the Year

Conspiracies, plots, and paranoia are sweeping via London within the final days of the eighteenth century, and James Tilly Matthews has been stuck less than fake pretenses and locked up within the city's monstrous, crumbling asylum. As his spouse, Margaret, attempts desperately to loose him, political forces conspire to maintain him locked up. Margaret's leader adversary is John Haslam, the asylum's leader apothecary, a guy torn among his sense of right and wrong and the trap of medical discovery: as James turns into extra famous--and extra unhinged--he turns into a helpful specimen for the younger health care provider and a pawn in a grand political conspiracy. in keeping with actual characters and occasions, Bedlam is an excellent evocation of a urban teetering among darkness and light-weight, and a relocating learn of each type of madness.

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Download E-books The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel PDF

By Matthew Quick

A heartwarming debut novel, now a big motion picture via David O. Russell―nominated for 8 Academy Awards (including most sensible Picture), 4 Golden Globes, and 4 reveal Actors Guild Awards!

"Aawww shucks!" NPR's Nancy Pearl acknowledged. "I be aware of that is hardly ever a traditional option to commence a ebook evaluation, however it was once my speedy reaction to completing Matthew Quick's heartwarming, funny and soul-satisfying first novel . . . This publication makes me smile."

Meet Pat Peoples. Pat has a idea: his lifestyles is a film produced via God. And his God-given challenge is to develop into bodily healthy and emotionally literate, whereupon God will confirm him a cheerful ending―the go back of his estranged spouse, Nikki. (It would possibly not come as a shock to benefit that Pat has spent a number of years in a psychological well-being facility.) the matter is, Pat's now domestic, and every little thing feels off. nobody will seek advice from him approximately Nikki; his cherished Philadelphia Eagles preserve wasting; he is being pursued via the deeply abnormal Tiffany; his new therapist turns out to suggest adultery as a sort of treatment. Plus, he is being haunted by way of Kenny G!

David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of The Fighter, is helming his personal variation of The Silver Linings Playbook, that includes Bradley Cooper (People magazine's Sexiest guy Alive) within the function of Pat, along Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, and Jacki Weaver. because the award-winning novelist Justin Cronin positioned it: "Tender, soulful, hilarious, and actual, The Silver Linings Playbook is an excellent debut."

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Download E-books The Chisellers PDF

By Brendan O'Carroll

The Mrs. Browne trilogy grew to become an fast bestselling luck in writer Brendan O'Carroll's local eire. equally, while Plume brought The Mammy (the first ebook within the sequence, might 1999) within the usa, it was once greeted with overwhelming enthusiasm from American readers. lovers of Agnes Browne yearning additional hilarious and heartwarming adventures might be overjoyed with The Chisellers. Agnes, the cute and decided heroine, returns together with her seven children—whom she affectionately calls "the chisellers"—all suffering to make their method on the planet with various levels of good fortune. To make issues tougher, as Agnes struggles alongside the bumpy highway of parenting, she learns that the family members is set to be pressured out in their tenement domestic within the identify of city renewal. Pierre, Agnes' continual suitor, is fortunately to be had to console her. like any stable Irish tales, The Chisellers features a marriage ceremony and a funeral, a lot laughter and a few tears—and it truly is guaranteed to please newbies in addition to unswerving fanatics of this great sequence.

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Download E-books The Peshwa: The Lion and the Stallion PDF

By Ram Sivasankaran

It's the 18th century and regardless of the dominant Mughal rule, the Maratha Confederacy has validated itself as a strength to be reckoned with within the Indian Subcontinent. the delicate peace among the 2 powers is threatened whilst balajirainbow Vishvanath Bhat, Peshwa of the Confederacy, foils the plans of Nizam Ul Mulk of the Mughal Empire, and asserts the ability of the Marathas. even though, little does the Peshwa comprehend that he has dealt the Nizam an unintentional wound—one with roots in his mysterious earlier and person who he could search to avenge until eventually his final breath.
When the Peshwa surrenders his existence to a terminal ailment darkish clouds assemble over the Confederacy because it is threatened by means of a Mughal invasion in addition to an inner uprising.
All the whereas a passive spectator, the Peshwa’s son, Bajirao Bhat, now must upward push past the grief of his father’s passing, his scant army and administrative event, and his extreme love for his spouse and infant son to rescue every thing he holds expensive. Will the younger guy be ready to shield the Confederacy from inner strife and weigh down the armies of the Empire all whereas combating internal demons? Will he reside as much as his name of Peshwa?

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Download E-books The Year of the Gadfly PDF

“Do you recognize what it took for Socrates’ enemies to make him cease pursuing the truth?”
“Hemlock.”

Storied, fiercely aggressive Mariana Academy used to be based with a major honor code; its acceptance has been unsullied for many years. Now a long-dormant mystery society, Prisom's occasion, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing scholars and academics alike for even the main minor infraction.

Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose merely confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels convinced she will holiday into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there discover the resource of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. a few contain the school’s new technological know-how instructor, who additionally looks investigating the social gathering. Others aspect to an albino pupil who left university by surprise ten years sooner than, by no means to come. And every thing connects to an extraordinary publication known as Marvelous Species. however the fact comes with its personal hazards, and Iris is torn among her allegiances, her reporter's intuition, and her personal past.

The yr of the Gadfly is an exciting trip of double-crosses, deeply buried secrets and techniques, and the lifelong reverberations of wasting anyone you're keen on. Following within the culture of vintage university novels resembling A Separate Peace, Prep, and The mystery History, it reminds us how those years hang-out our lives forever.

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Download E-books In the Night of Time: A Novel PDF

By Antonio Muñoz Molina

October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the ultimate cease on his trip from war-torn Madrid, the place he has left in the back of his spouse and youngsters, forsaking them to uncertainty. Crossing the delicate borders of Europe, he displays on months of fratricidal clash in his embattled nation, his personal transformation from a bricklayer's son to a revered bourgeois husband undefined, and the all-consuming love affair with an American lady that perpetually alters his life.

Winner of the 2012 Prix Méditerranée Étranger and hailed as a masterpiece, within the evening of Time is a sweeping, grand novel and an indelible portrait of a shattered society, written via one among Spain's most crucial modern novelists.

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