Download E-books The Underside of Joy: A Novel PDF

“[An] beautiful debut . . . relocating and hopeful.” –People type Watch

To Ella Beene, happiness potential residing within the Northern California river city of Elbow, California, along with her husband Joe and his kids. yet one summer time day Joe drowns, leaving Ella by myself with Annie and Zach—until his ex-wife, Paige, indicates up on the funeral. for 3 years, Ella believed that Paige had selfishly deserted her family members. Yet—as the custody struggle among mom and stepmother ensues—Ella realizes there's extra to the tale than Joe ever printed.

The Underside of Joy isn't really a fairy-tale model of step-motherhood, pitting solid opposed to evil, yet an enthralling tale of 2 girls who either declare to be the mummy of an identical youngsters.

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Download E-books Walking: A Novella PDF

Thomas Bernhard is “one of the masters of up to date eu fiction” (George Steiner); “one of the century’s such a lot talented writers” (Newsday); “a virtuoso of rancor and rage” (Bookforum). And even though he's favorably in comparison with Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Musil, it's only in recent times that he has won a faithful cult following in America.

a strong, compact novella, Walking offers an ideal creation to the absurd, darkish, and uncommonly comedian global of Bernhard, exhibiting a preoccupation with themes—illness and insanity, isolation, tragic friendships—that may obsess Bernhard all through his occupation. Walking records the conversations of the unnamed narrator and his good friend Oehler whereas they stroll, discussing whatever that involves brain yet constantly circling again to their mutual pal Karrer, who has long past irrevocably mad. probably the main openly philosophical paintings in Bernhard’s hugely philosophical oeuvre, Walking presents a penetrating meditation at the impossibility of really thinking.

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Download E-books Jane Austen For Beginners PDF

Jane Austen's novels are classics. they've got by no means been out of print, and feature always been became numerous videos and television sequence, but her works nonetheless stay mostly misunderstood. On their floor, Austen's novels all contain characters from provincial groups in rural England, some distance got rid of geographically and thematically from better social pursuits, battle, undefined, colonization, and imperialism. This impact couldn't be farther from the reality. Jane Austen For Beginners explores the intentions in the back of Austen's paintings. Her exam of cash and tool, of the wedding marketplace, of social type, and of the rending of the British social textile of her day are between her many matters. Jane Austen For Beginners will foster a deeper appreciation and knowing of Austen's maximum tales and such a lot memorable characters.

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Download E-books The Stories of John Cheever PDF

By John Cheever

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

When The tales of John Cheever used to be initially released, it turned a right away nationwide bestseller and received the Pulitzer Prize.  In the years for the reason that, it has turn into a classic.  Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this exceptional collection.

Here are sixty-one tales that chronicle the lives of what has been known as "the maximum generation."  From the early ask yourself and disillusionment of urban existence in "The huge, immense Radio" to the extraordinary discoveries and customary mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us every thing we have to find out about "the soreness and wonder of life."

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Download E-books Two Solitudes (New Canadian Library (Paperback)) PDF

First time within the New Canadian Library

“Northwest of Montreal, via a valley consistently in sight of the low mountains of the Laurentian protect, the Ottawa River flows out of Protestant Ontario into Catholic Quebec. It comes down extensive and ale-coloured and joins the Saint Lawrence, the 2 streams embody the pan of Montreal Island, the Ottawa merges and loses itself, and the main-stream strikes northeastward 1000 miles to sea.”

With those phrases Hugh MacLennan starts off his strong saga of Athanase Tallard, the son of an aristo-cratic French-Canadian culture, of Kathleen, his appealing Irish spouse, and in their son Paul, who struggles to set up a stability in himself and within the nation he calls home.

First released in 1945, and set often during the 1st global struggle, Two Solitudes is a vintage novel of people understanding the most recent degree of their embroiled background.

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Download E-books The Heights: A Novel PDF

By Peter Hedges

A "devilishly pleasant" (Bookpage) new novel from an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and the writer of What's consuming Gilbert Grape.

Tim and Kate Welch are possible the final middle-class kin within the unique local of Brooklyn Heights, NewYork. Tim is a well-liked heritage instructor, and a standard man. Kate isn't traditional, yet she aspires to be. mentioned through a hippie mom, Kate remains domestic with their younger sons attempting to be the accountable guardian she by no means had. yet their neat and tidy global is grew to become the other way up while Anna Brody- attractive, prosperous, and impulsive-moves into the costliest brownstone in Brooklyn, and attracts Kate and Tim into her world.

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Download E-books The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure PDF

By Hans Magnus Enzensberger

The overseas best-seller that makes arithmetic an exciting exploration.

In twelve desires, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a host satan, who leads him to find the superb international of numbers: limitless numbers, leading numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically seem in triangles, and numbers that extend with no . As we dream with him, we're taken more and more into mathematical idea, the place principles finally take flight, until eventually everyone-from those that fumble over fractions to people who remedy advanced equations of their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do.

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Download E-books The MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam PDF

By Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake; The 12 months of the Flood; MaddAddam. From Booker Prize--winner and number 1 nationwide bestseller Margaret Atwood, The MaddAddam Trilogy is so completely compelling, so prescient, so suitable, so all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers could locate their view of the area ceaselessly replaced after interpreting it.

This is Margaret Atwood on the absolute height of her powers. With breathtaking command of her brilliantly conceived fabric, and along with her widespread sharp wit and darkish humour, she tasks us into an outlandish but utterly plausible realm populated through characters who will proceed to inhabit our desires lengthy after the final bankruptcy.

In the culture of The Handmaid's story, Oryx and Crake and The 12 months of the Flood envision a close to destiny that's either past our imagining and all too general: an international devastated through out of control genetic engineering and a frequent plague, with just a couple of last people combating for survival.

Combining experience, humour, romance and wonderful storytelling that's instantaneously dazzlingly artistic and level-headed in a recognizable international, MaddAddam is a relocating and dramatic end to this the world over celebrated dystopian trilogy.

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By Margaret Atwood

First released in 1983, homicide at nighttime is Margaret Atwood's 7th paintings of fiction or her 10th e-book of poetry, counting on the way you slice it. those brief prose types diversity from fictionalized autobiography via prose-poetry, mini-romance, and mini--science fiction.

A ceremonial dinner of comedian leisure, homicide in the dead of night is Atwood at her wittiest, such a lot considerate, and most inspiring.

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"After studying Jason Schwartz, it truly is tricky to speak about the other writer's originality or specified relation to the language. John the Posthumous is a piece of dazzling strength and contrast, fantastically unusual, masterful." -Sam Lipsyte "[Schwartz] is whole, as genius agonizingly is." -Gordon Lish "Haunting, unique prose through a author not like the other on the earth. Jason Schwartz is a master." -Ben Marcus John the Posthumous exists in among fiction and poetry, elegy and heritage: a type of novella in items, it really is an anatomy of marriage and adultery, an interlocking set of fictional histories, and the staccato telling of a homicide, maybe murders. it is a literary album of a pre-Internet international, eager about actual parts - all of that are instruments for both violence or sustenance. Knives, previous iron gates, old homes in flames; Biblical citations, blood and a background of the yank mattress: the unsettling, half-perceived photographs, and their exact yet alien manipulation through a grasp of the language will stick with readers. Its subject matters are well-known - violence, betrayal, failure - its depiction of those totally unique and hauntingly attractive.

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