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By Amin Maalouf

Il était une fois deux frères, Gebrayel et Botros, nés dans ce Liban de los angeles fin du XIXe siècle encore partie intégrante de l'Empire ottoman. Le ideal rêve de conquérir le monde et quitte l'Orient natal pour faire souche à Cuba. Le moment, homme de pensée et de livres, reste au will pay. Ainsi begin los angeles saga des Maalouf, sédentaires ou nomades, emportés par l'histoire dans une diaspora familiale, et que relient, du Brésil à l'Australie et des Etats-Unis à l. a. France, le bruissement d'un nom et l. a. moral sense d'une origine commune. C'est à cette " tribu ", dont il reconstitue l'histoire avec los angeles rigueur d'un archiviste et l'empathie d'un romancier, que l'auteur du Rocher de Tanios (prix Goncourt 1993) rend un magnifique hommage d'amour et de fidélité. Pour l'écrivain, lui-même en exil, n'est-elle pas sa seule patrie ?

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Download E-books Kassel no invita a la lógica PDF

By Enrique Vila-Matas

Una extraña llamada interrumpe los angeles rutina de un escritor. los angeles enigmática voz femenina al otro lado de l. a. línea le cube que los McGuffi n quieren invitarlo a cenar para desvelarle l. a. solución al misterio del universo. Pronto descubrirá que se trata de una convocatoria para participar en l. a. Documenta de Kassel, los angeles mítica feria de arte contemporáneo, donde su cometido será convertirse en instalación artística viviente y sentarse a escribir cada mañana en un restaurante chino de las afueras.En Kassel, el escritor comprueba sorprendido que su estado de ánimo no decae al atardecer y que, en cambio, el optimismo lo invade mientras pasea impulsado por una energía inagotable que overdue en el corazón de los angeles feria. Es los angeles respuesta espontánea e imaginativa del arte que se levanta contra el pesimismo.Con humor, hondura y lucidez, Enrique Vila-Matas cuenta l. a. historia de una gran expedición: los angeles del paseante solitario que, rodeado de rarezas y maravillas, se atreve a traducir un idioma que no conoce, participa en bailes invisibles, pernocta en su specific tierra prometida y, fi nalmente, encuentra un hogar en el camino. Desde su terraza de Kassel, este paseante nos invita a ver el mundo desde otro ángulo y desvela l. a. esencia misma de l. a. literatura: los angeles razón, l. a. verdadera razón, para escribir.

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Download E-books Laura: A Journey into the Crystal (Pushkin Collection) PDF

By George Sand

Whereas operating for his uncle, Alexis Hartz is brought to Laura who stocks his clinical pursuits, and particularly his fascination for crystals. To his amazement Laura has stumbled on how to input this captivating international and jointly they shuttle the big and glittering panorama. however it can't final forever.

Pushkin assortment variations characteristic a spare, dependent sequence kind and stronger, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top class White Paper and notch-bound through the independently owned printer TJ foreign in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are published on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and woodland Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Download E-books Pedra Bonita PDF

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with hassle, yet quickly it received praised via the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Escrito em 1936, o livro relata a infância do protagonista Antônio Bento, que devido à seca é deixado pela mãe aos cuidados do tio, o padre Amâncio. Morador da Vila do Alço, próximo a Pedra Bonita, o padre make a decision por Bentinho, como o menino e chamado no seminário, sem sucesso.

Bentinho torna-se então sacristão do tio. No entanto, por ter um irmão envolvido no cangaço, acaba mal visto na vila. A partir daí, cria-se um grande deadlock para o menino: seguir seu tio ou trilhar o caminho do irmão.

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Download E-books Nohow On: Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho PDF

By Samuel Beckett

The 3 items that include this quantity are one of the so much smooth and disquieting of Samuel Beckett’s later prose. each one limited to a unmarried recognition in a closed house, those tales are a testomony to the mind’s boundless expanse. In Company, a man—"one on his again within the dark"—hears a voice converse to him, describing major moments from his lifetime, and but those stories should be only fables and figments invented for the sake of companionship. Ill obvious in poor health Said tells of a solitary outdated girl who paces round a cabin, confused via lifestyles itself. And Worstword Ho explores an international with out rationality and function, containing the recognized directive: "Try back. Fail back. Fail Better."

The critical distillation of Beckett’s philosophy on human life and the last word instance of his minimalist method of fiction, Nohow On is an important assortment, all for notion and belief, reminiscence and imagination.

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Download E-books The Vorrh PDF

Arrange to lose your self within the heady, legendary expanse of The Vorrh, a bold debut that Alan Moore has referred to as “a phosphorescent masterpiece” and “the present century's first landmark paintings of fantasy.” 

Next to the colonial city of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast—perhaps endless—forest. it's a position of demons and angels, of warriors and monks. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes  memory. Legend has it that the backyard of Eden nonetheless exists at its center. Now, a renegade English soldier goals to be the 1st human to traverse its expanse. Armed with just a unusual bow, he starts his trip, yet a few worry the results of his project, and a local marksman has been selected to forestall him. round them swirl a extraordinary solid of characters, together with a Cyclops raised by means of robots and a tender woman with tragic interest, in addition to old figures, resembling author Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge.  whereas truth and fictional combination, and the hunter turns into the hunted, and everyone’s destiny hangs within the stability, less than the desire of the Vorrh.

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Download E-books The Gospel According to Cane PDF

By Courttia Newland

Nominated for the 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Fiction!

Publishers Weekly has named The Gospel in accordance with Cane a 2012-13 "Notable African-American Title"

"A mother's love is unbreakable, as Frank O'Connor Award–nominee Newland demonstrates in his newest novel...The storytelling is as alluring because the tale itself. Newland, a Jamaican-born British author, seamlessly integrates the enjoyment, worry, uncertainty, and sadness...Newland's prose is gorgeous. His novel--part homecoming narrative within the vein of Toni Morrison's Beloved and half haunting story of loss just like Ernest Gaines's In My Father's House--will attract all enthusiasts of literary fiction."
--Library Journal

"The emotional pressure is typically virtually insufferable as a mom and son try and construct a dating out in their shared discomfort. a different and intensely relocating novel."

"The characters are finely drawn with reasonable ambiguity and certainly express the sturdiness of grief and pain."
--Publishers Weekly

"Newland can provide an severe portrait of psychological clash opposed to a gritty inner-city history. The publication we're interpreting is Beverley Cottrell's journal...This 'journal of my pain,' turns into a spiral of cathartic violence in which Newland deftly retains the reader guessing."
--Kirkus Reviews

"As Bev confesses in her journals to occasions that make her seem below the delicate idealist she first seemed, Newland's story gathers velocity and stress. Violence turns into a true risk. satisfied finishing or unhappy? Newland provides somewhat either during this advanced, cathartic portrait of an clever, if no longer constantly good lady, who refuses any more to be outlined through loss."
--Toronto Star

"What can be a basic, emotive tale of grief and redemption turns into, in Newland's arms, whatever extra complex...The Gospel in accordance with Cane is a page-turner, merging severe literary fiction with social statement. these attracted to a clean, vivid tackle modern London existence should still upload it to their shelves."

"Throughout The Gospel in response to Cane, Mr. Newland takes on...the that means of relatives and the hazards linked to aiding these in distress...With realism and with out sanctimony, Mr. Newland effectively engages probably the most tricky questions we are going to ever face."
--New York magazine of Books

Beverley Cottrell had a dream existence: a prestigious task, a gorgeous husband and child boy. this can be stolen from her one wintry weather afternoon while her son Malakay is abducted from a parked motor vehicle. regardless of a media crusade, an entire police research, and the provide of a present, Malakay is rarely came upon. Beverley’s marriage quickly dissolves and her husband immigrates from England to the U.S. with a brand new wife.

Beverley supplies up her activity, sells the home, and strikes from the leafy suburbs to the internal urban to dwell in a west London housing undertaking. She cocoons herself in grief, becoming extra remoted with every one passing 12 months. After 20 years she supplies up any wish of discovering her son. She teaches kids who've been expelled from institution within the local people heart, shiny young ones thrown on society’s scrap heap.

Beverley starts off to think she has eventually pieced her existence together—until a tender guy starts off showing anyplace she is going. Beverley is confident that he’s stalking her. One darkish night the stalker will get previous her defense door and calls via her letterbox. He tells her to not be scared. He says that he's Malakay, her son.

The Gospel in keeping with Cane is a unique approximately inner-city adolescence in modern London. It’s a meditation on soreness and loss, the load of history, and the way the prior can blur the current. It’s approximately belief and the perceived loss of belief, disillusion, and its results. a global the place everyone seems to be the sufferer, and nobody is to blame.

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Download E-books Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Robert Coover

'Paul stepped off the minimize and bought hit by means of a truck. He did not be aware of what it was once that hit him initially, yet now, the following on his again, below the truck, there should be no doubt.'

One of fifty unique and fascinating books of brief tales, publishing in February to have a good time part a century of Penguin sleek Classics.

This booklet includes Romance of the skinny guy and the fats Lady, The Babysitter, and A Pedestrian Accident.

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Download E-books Larger Than Life (Novella) (Kindle Single) PDF

By Jodi Picoult

From Jodi Picoult, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and wonderfully written novella, now on hand solely as an book. Set within the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable personality on the middle of Picoult’s expected new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher learning reminiscence in elephants, Alice is occupied with the bonds among mom and calf—the mother’s strong protecting instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. dwelling on a video game reserve in Botswana, Alice is ready to view the animals of their usual habitat—while following a massive rule: She needs to simply realize and not intrude. Then she reveals an orphaned younger elephant within the bush and can't undergo to go away the helpless child at the back of. considering again on her personal early life, and on her transferring courting together with her mom, Alice dangers her profession to take care of the calf. but what she involves comprehend is the intensity of a parent’s love.
Praise for Jodi Picoult
“Picoult is a talented wordsmith, and she or he superbly creates occasions that not just impress the brain yet contact the wrong souls in all of us.”—The Boston Globe
“Picoult is a unprecedented author who promises e-book after booklet, a successful mix of the literary and the commercial.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Jodi Picoult’s novels don't assemble airborne dirt and dust at the bedside desk. they're wolfed up quick and the readers wish more.”—Los Angeles Times

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Download E-books The Submission: A Novel PDF

By Amy Waldman

A New York occasions booklet Review outstanding booklet of the Year
An Entertainment Weekly top Novel of the 12 months
An NPR best Ten Novel of the Year
A Washington Post remarkable ebook of the Year
Esquire Book of the Year
A jury chooses a memorial for the sufferers of a devastating terrorist assault on ny, in simple terms to profit that the nameless fashion designer is an American Muslim -- an enigmatic architect named Mohammad Khan. His choice reverberates throughout a divided, traumatized kingdom and, extra in detail, via person lives. Claire Burwell, the only real widow at the jury, turns into Khan's fiercest defender. but if the scoop of his choice turns into public, she comes stressed from outraged family and into collision with hungry newshounds, opportunistic politicians, or even Khan himself. a narrative of clashing convictions and feelings, and a crafty satire of political beliefs, The Submission is a resonant novel for our times.

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