The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig

The Post-Office Girl
  • Title : The Post-Office Girl
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • ISBN Code : 1590175905
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books. Two characters in our story are vaguely meant to represent Zweig himself — our “Author” character, played by Tom Wilkinson, and the theoretically fictionalised version of himself, played by Jude Law. But, in fact, M. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well." 2009 PEN Translation Prize Finalist The logic of capitalism, boom and bust, is unremitting and unforgiving. But what happens to human feeling in a completely commodified world? In The Post-Office Girl, Stefan Zweig, a deep analyst of the human passions, lays bare the private life of capitalism.Christine toils in a provincial post office in post–World War I Austria, a country gripped by unemployment. Out of the blue, a telegram arrives from Christine’s rich American aunt inviting her to a resort in the Swiss Alps. Christine is immediately swept up into a world of inconceivable wealth and unleashed desire. She feels herself utterly transformed: nothing is impossible. But then, abruptly, her aunt cuts her loose. Christine returns to the post office, where yes, nothing will ever be the same. Christine meets Ferdinand, a bitter war veteran and disappointed architect, who works construction jobs when he can get them. They are drawn to each other, even as they are crushed by a sense of deprivation, of anger and shame. Work, politics, love, sex: everything is impossible for them. Life is meaningless, unless, through one desperate and decisive act, they can secretly remake their world from within. Cinderella meets Bonnie and Clyde in Zweig’s haunting and hard-as-nails novel, completed during the 1930s, as he was driven by the Nazis into exile, but left unpublished at the time of his death. The Post-Office Girl, available here for the first time in English, transforms our image of a modern master’s achievement.


Post Office by Charles Bukowski

Post Office
  • Title : Post Office
  • Author : Charles Bukowski
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448113326
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Henry Chinaski is a low life loser with a hand-to-mouth existence. His menial Post Office day job supports a life of beer, one-night stands and racetracks. Lurid, uncompromising and hilarious, Post Office is a landmark in American literature.


Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G Kingston

Waihoura, the Maori Girl
  • Title : Waihoura, the Maori Girl
  • Author : W.H.G Kingston
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 3752380314
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Reproduction of the original: Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G Kingston


In the Cage by Henry James

In the Cage
  • Title : In the Cage
  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • ISBN Code : 1775419150
  • Pages : 121
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  • Language : English
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Long recognized as one of the most refined and insightful American writers of the nineteenth century, Henry James turns his keen powers of perception and observation to the case of a London telegraph operator in the novella In the Cage. Over time, the operator becomes adept at inferring personal details from customers' messages and develops an unhealthy interest in the quotidian lives of those she serves. A masterpiece of psychological subtlety, In the Cage is a must-read for fans of James' work.


Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O'Brien

Z for Zachariah
  • Title : Z for Zachariah
  • Author : Robert C. O'Brien
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416939210
  • Pages : 249
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  • Language : English
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Believing herself to be the only survivor of a nuclear war, Ann Burden greets a wandering stranger with excitement and suspicion. An ALA Notable Book & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.


Saint’s Progress by John Galsworthy

Saint’s Progress
  • Title : Saint’s Progress
  • Author : John Galsworthy
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 1329789563
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The State of Freedom by Patrick Joyce

The State of Freedom
  • Title : The State of Freedom
  • Author : Patrick Joyce
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107328284
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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What is the state? The State of Freedom offers an important new take on this classic question by exploring what exactly the state did and how it worked. Patrick Joyce asks us to re-examine the ordinary things of the British state from dusty government files and post offices to well-thumbed primers in ancient Greek and Latin and the classrooms and dormitories of public schools and Oxbridge colleges. This is also a history of the 'who' and the 'where' of the state, of the people who ran the state, the government offices they sat in and the college halls they dined in. Patrick Joyce argues that only by considering these things, people and places can we really understand the nature of the modern state. This is both a pioneering new approach to political history in which social and material factors are centre stage, and a highly original history of modern Britain.


Awakenings by Hally Willmott

Awakenings
  • Title : Awakenings
  • Author : Hally Willmott
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781484132265
  • Pages : 364
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  • Language : English
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When sixteen-year old Jacey Adison's parents tell her they must move again, she has never questioned their life style. Until now...When Jacey was two, her parents fled the protection of their birthplace, the mystical dimension of Nemele. Leaving was the only solution her parents believed might allow them to keep their family together and alive. The Adisons have been running from a sect of iniquitous beings from Nemele who covet Jacey. Her parents have repressed their adversaries' relentless tracking efforts by not utilizing their own mystical powers. They have chosen to conceal themselves within the only realm they knew they'd be able to survive. They are living under their self-imposed powerless sanctions on Earth, which constitutes the nineteenth nation of Nemele. Her parents have never revealed their true identities to Jacey, consequently keeping her true lineage and unique birthright from her. Jacey's family has pretended to be non-magical humans as a ploy to prevent an ancient omnipotent entity from killing more innocent beings in its relentless quest to possess Jacey. Nemele's inhabitants have been the elemental architectural guides of a number of nations throughout the cosmos. As Elemental Governors, they've influenced the evolution of eighteen other realms throughout the galaxy. Air, earth, wind, fire and water are gifted to each member within the Nemelite Society. It is during their Awakening, or adolescent stage of development, that their talents emerge. Every legend, myth and folklore human beings have believed in and have worshiped since the beginning of time originate within Nemele. Representatives from each of the nineteen nations form the Guild of Elders, a federation to oversee and rule Nemele. From Greek Gods to shape -shifting dragons, all exist. Born as an anomaly, Jacey possesses rare abilities that both virtuous and corrupt entities seek to use as their own. Should either side prevail, Jacey may be the saviour or downfall of every world within Nemele's domains. Blindly thrust into life and death situations, Jacey learns of her true powers within her dreaming and conscious states.


Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis

Girl, 20
  • Title : Girl, 20
  • Author : Kingsley Amis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0141194243
  • Pages : 217
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  • Language : English
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With a new introdution by Howard Jacobson 'Not only a very funny book, it also hits dozens of nails smartly on the head' Observer Douglas Yandell, a young-ish music critic, is enlisted by Kitty Vandervane to keep an eye on her roving husband - the eminent conductor and would-be radical Sir Roy - as he embarks on yet another affair. Roy, meanwhile, wants Douglas as an alibi for his growing involvement with Sylvia, an unsuitably young woman who loves nothing more than to shock and provoke. Life soon becomes extremely complicated as Douglas finds himself caught up in a frantic, farcical tangle of relationships, rivalry and scandal. Girl, 20 is a merciless send-up of 1970s London's permissive society from a master of uproarious comedy. 'Kingsley Amis has a wicked ear ...... and a stiletto pen for pseuds' The Times


Constructed by Martin Mosfeldt

Constructed
  • Title : Constructed
  • Author : Martin Mosfeldt
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781482777239
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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Readers will feel they know someone just like the characters in this timely novel on social status and social media. Steen Sand, CEO of Stensure Networks, is the head honcho at an IT firm that's developed an Internet service to monitor, compute, and publish people's social status. His chief operating officer, Irene Lund, serves as his muse. He needs her to be part of his world, or he can't achieve anything of significance. But does she feel the same? Chief financial officer, Michael Jensen, is a hard-core pessimist who has learned the hard way not to speak up against the status quo, in spite of his natural inclination to do so. Jensen's a numbers guy. He relates to spreadsheets better than he does to people. Will this cost him in the end? Louise Hald, chief marketing officer, joined Stensure's management team after leaving her post as an assistant professor at a business school. She's beginning to wonder if she'll ever move past the "assistant" part in the eyes of her coworkers. What can she do to ensure she gets ahead? And then there's Sophie Bech. She's made the long trip back to Denmark from South Africa for her own private reasons, and everything looks different to her now. She wonders what her return will hold for her. Was it a mistake? Will her fresh set of eyes-and values-help or hinder the team? Reductionism-understanding complex things by reducing them to fundamental parts and interactions-comes up against social status, so subtle, intricate, and sought-after, in this intriguing modern-day novel. Will these characters-and their supporting players-make the changes they need to survive in today's world? Or will they succumb to the allure of using easy but underhanded methods to get ahead?


No Kinda Life by Ryan King

No Kinda Life
  • Title : No Kinda Life
  • Author : Ryan King
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781479235063
  • Pages : 100
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  • Language : English
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When the world as we know it falls, the New Texas Republic rises to face the harsh realities of holding civilization together one town at a time. Such is the task before Austin Reynolds, Texas Ranger, as he rides into the community of New Hope where a shifty-eyed mayor, his alluring and beautiful assistant, and a blind prophesying preacher complicate an inevitable battle against wild northern raiders. No Kinda Life is a post-apocalyptic adventure and traditional western rolled together into a riveting short novel.


Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Hyperbole and a Half
  • Title : Hyperbole and a Half
  • Author : Allie Brosh
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451666187
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices. This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been hailed as some of the most insightful meditations on the disease ever written. Brosh’s debut marks the launch of a major new American humorist who will surely make even the biggest scrooge or snob laugh. We dare you not to. FROM THE AUTHOR: This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative—like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it—but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off convincingly. So I decided to just make a list of things that are in the book: Pictures Words Stories about things that happened to me Stories about things that happened to other people because of me Eight billion dollars* Stories about dogs The secret to eternal happiness* *These are lies. Perhaps I have underestimated my sneakiness!


Turtle Island by Dave Henry

Turtle Island
  • Title : Turtle Island
  • Author : Dave Henry
  • Publisher : World Castle Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 9781629896670
  • Pages : 140
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  • Language : English
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Sixteen-year-old Max and 10-year-old Tessa were fully prepared for another horrible summer vacation. While they always hoped to go somewhere fun like Disney World or Universal Studios, they usually went somewhere weird and cheap that their father, former boy bander Don Masters, found in an ad in a truck stop coupon magazine. But this year was different. Where they went couldn't be found on any map or in any truck stop coupon book. They passed through a portal to a place called Turtle Island, an alternate version of America that diverged from our history before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It was there where they met world famous action movie star Jordie Paine -- star of such films as I Plan to Kill You Now and the sequel, I Plan to Kill You Now, Too, the ninja film, Chuck Butcher: Sword Wielding Jackal, as well as the light-hearted romp, Harry Hinklehoffer and the Giant Dancing Toad of East Nebraska -- who would be their guide in this strange new world. Jordie, they later learned, brought the Masters family to Turtle Island for a very specific reason. Because they look just like the ruthless first family of Turtle Island, the Masters are pawns in a coup to overthrow the dictator. But things don't go as planned and the Masters wind up in the Survival Games, Turtle Island's national pastime/system of justice where criminals competitors, or crimpetitors, compete for their freedom. In this scifi comedy, the stakes are very simple -- if they win, they rule, if they lose, they must suffer the consequences.


Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin

Words Are My Matter
  • Title : Words Are My Matter
  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • ISBN Code : 0358212103
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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A collection of essays on life and literature, from one of the most iconic authors and astute critics in contemporary letters. Words Are My Matter is essential reading: a collection of talks, essays, and criticism by Ursula K. Le Guin, a literary legend and unparalleled voice of our social conscience. Here she investigates the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction--and, through the lens of literature, gives us a way of exploring the world around us. In "Freedom," Le Guin notes: "Hard times are coming, when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now ... to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We'll need writers who can remember freedom--poets, visionaries--realists of a larger reality." Le Guin was one of those authors and inWords Are My Matter she gives us just that: a vision of a better reality, fueled by the power and might and hope of language and literature.


Broken Wings by Erika Ashby

Broken Wings
  • Title : Broken Wings
  • Author : Erika Ashby
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781496135391
  • Pages : 386
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  • Language : English
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Lynsie Fox has what she considers to be a perfect life. Married to Lincoln, a military pilot, she's living the Army life she's always loved. Being a sucker for great love stories, Lynsie makes it her mission to find Lincoln's best friend and co-pilot, Dax Adams, a good woman. Losing the one woman he's ever loved, Dax attempts to be a good sport by playing along in Lynsie's match-making scheme. However, Dax is certain he will never get the woman of his dreams. But life doesn't always fly smoothly. When turbulence strikes, Lynsie watches her world crash and burn around her, leaving her empty with broken wings. Despite her grief, can she mend the pieces back together and learn to fly again?


The Zookeeper's War by Steven Conte

The Zookeeper's War
  • Title : The Zookeeper's War
  • Author : Steven Conte
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1849169918
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo's director. Together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids and food shortages. When the zoo's staff is drafted into the army, forced labourers are sent in as replacements. At first, Vera finds the idea abhorrent, but gradually she realizes that the new workers are the zoo's only hope, and forms an unlikely bond with one of them. This is a city where a foreign accent is a constant source of suspicion, where busybodies report the names of neighbours' dinner guests to the Gestapo. As tensions mount in the closing days of the war, nothing and no one, it seems, can be trusted. The Zookeeper's War is a powerful novel of a marriage, and of a city collapsing. It confronts not only the brutality of war but the possibility of heroism - and delivers an ending that is both shocking and deeply moving.


Drought Warning by J. R. Tate

Drought Warning
  • Title : Drought Warning
  • Author : J. R. Tate
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539410973
  • Pages : 214
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  • Language : English
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Ryan Gibson has been reunited with his wife and son. Those lucky enough to have survived the tornadoes have made an old church cellar into a temporary refuge. The storms have tapered off, the temperatures are climbing, and the shift in the weather pattern is cause for concern. Everyone is wondering what Mother Nature has in store for them next. The unpredictable climate has everyone looking to the sky, all fearing that if they step away from the safe haven they have created, it will be an automatic death sentence. Their ultimate goal is to rebuild Harper Springs, but Ryan wonders how they are going to achieve their plans - with no precipitation falling and record-breaking heat, his worries are focused on the dwindling water supply and opportunity to grow crops. The surplus of non-perishable foods won't last forever, pushing a sense of urgency to get the rebuilding going. With Cecilia's parents still missing, Ryan sets off on a mission to get all of the family back together for good. Leaving Steve back in Harper Springs, he feels confident his new friend will take care of business as he and his father head toward Fox Lake. They learn that tornadoes aren't the worst thing they can encounter - blazing wildfires, massive dirt walls, and dangerous thieves and looters threaten their survival. They get their first real look at how widespread the turmoil is, revealing a post-apocalyptic wasteland they may never be able to come back from.


Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
  • Title : Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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That Girl, Darcy by James Ramos

That Girl, Darcy
  • Title : That Girl, Darcy
  • Author : James Ramos
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780996619318
  • Pages : 281
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  • Language : English
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IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that geeky guys never get to date the pretty girls with permanent scowls. To Elliott Bennett, life is simple. It's all parties, skateboarding, and arguing over who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman with his friends. It's his senior year, and he wants nothing more than to soak up his final year of freedom before real life begins. That is, until Darcy Fitzwilliam and her best friend Bridget move in to the only mansion in the neighborhood. When Elliot meets Darcy at a party, he finds out that she isn't into skateboarding (which he lives for), she hates science-fiction (which he loves), and she thinks his friends are a pack of morons (which, honestly, might be half true)-- and yet, there's something irritatingly intriguing about her. When Elliot's cousin Jake starts to date her friend Bridget, it complicates Elliot's plans to ignore the scowling Darcy for the rest of the year. Why is Darcy so . . . ugh? Elliott doesn't know, but for some reason, is determined to find out-- even if she doesn't know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars.


Hearings Before the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, House of Representatives, on House Resolution, No. 109, to Investigate the Post Office Department ... by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Expenditures in the Post-Office Department

Hearings Before the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, House of Representatives, on House Resolution, No. 109, to Investigate the Post Office Department ...
  • Title : Hearings Before the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, House of Representatives, on House Resolution, No. 109, to Investigate the Post Office Department ...
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Expenditures in the Post-Office Department
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Post Office by Charles Bukowski

Post Office
  • Title : Post Office
  • Author : Charles Bukowski
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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My North Star Misled Me by Sarah Lamar King

My North Star Misled Me
  • Title : My North Star Misled Me
  • Author : Sarah Lamar King
  • Publisher : Creative Talents Unleashed
  • ISBN Code : 9780996829281
  • Pages : 68
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  • Language : English
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This book was written to help a person find their internal quarrels in written words. Written words bring about a different perspective. To overcome something, you must be able to see it from a different viewpoint, you must be able to analyze and understand it in order to accept it or move past it. The most important step in the healing process is acknowledgement that what you are feeling is okay to feel, and that you are not alone in those feelings. Get lost in this book and find yourself in it, all at the same time. Emotional clarity.


American Pastoral by Philip Roth

American Pastoral
  • Title : American Pastoral
  • Author : Philip Roth
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780676538694
  • Pages : 423
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  • Language : English
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An ordinary man finds that his life has been made extraordinary by the catastrophic intrusion of history when, in 1968 his adored daughter plants a bomb that kills a stranger, hurling her father out of the longed-for American pastoral and into the indigenous American berserk.


The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49
  • Title : The Crying of Lot 49
  • Author : Thomas Pynchon
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101594608
  • Pages : 167
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  • Language : English
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The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.


Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town
  • Title : Big Lies in a Small Town
  • Author : Diane Chamberlain
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 1760789550
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold - until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will see her released immediately. Her assignment: restore an old post office mural in a sleepy southern town. Morgan knows nothing about art restoration, but desperate to leave prison, she accepts. What she finds under the layers of grime is a painting that tells the story of madness, violence, and a conspiracy of small town secrets. North Carolina, 1940: Anna Dale, an artist from New Jersey, wins a national contest to paint a mural for the post office in Edenton, North Carolina. Alone in the world and desperate for work, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is to find herself immersed in a town where prejudices run deep, where people are hiding secrets behind closed doors, and where the price of being different might just end in murder. What happened to Anna Dale? Are the clues hidden in the decrepit mural? Can Morgan overcome her own demons to discover what exists beneath the layers of lies?


Staff of Law by T. C. Southwell

Staff of Law
  • Title : Staff of Law
  • Author : T. C. Southwell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781523722297
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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Talsy and Chanter return to the peaceful vale, where she gives birth to his son - a creature of the chaos. Travain has stunted Mujar powers and a Trueman personality, making him dangerous and unpredictable, and he is also angry at his father's apparent neglect. Mujar, however, do not care for their children, who are born fully formed and independent. Travain grows quickly, and is everything Chanter warned Talsy he might be. Chanter finds the last piece of the broken Staff of Law and makes it whole, but the laws are lost. His first son is born on the eastern continent they left behind so long ago, but he is blinded by strange golden lights in his mind. He names himself Law, and finds shelter in a hive of semi-ants. The next generation are manants, and attack him, forcing Law to flee into the chaos. In his search for shelter, he travels to the western continent, where Truemen capture him. The wind informs Chanter of his plight, and Talsy insists that they save him. That means venturing into the chaos once more, and now it is far worse than it was before.


On the Edge by Markus Werner

On the Edge
  • Title : On the Edge
  • Author : Markus Werner
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • ISBN Code : 1590176529
  • Pages : 163
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  • Language : English
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A psychological drama with a masterful, pulse-quickening plot revolving around two seemingly very different men, who have more in common than they know. Thomas Clarin is a divorce lawyer whose profession has fostered a deep and abiding distrust of marriage, preferring instead to "play the field." Thomas Loos is a somber widower intensely mourning his wife's death. With Clarin's flirtatious, roving eye and Loos's complete disenchantment with the world around him, it would seem these men had nothing in common. But after a fateful meeting in a crowded Swiss restaurant, the two strike up a conversation that unearths unnerving coincidences. With brilliant ease, Werner's meticulously rendered story begins quietly at first, then grabs its reader, refusing to let go. On the Edge, widely acclaimed by reviewers as a treasure of contemporary German literature, has been published in 15 different countries, and has sold over 400,000 copies in Germany alone since its publication in 2004.


Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski

Ham On Rye
  • Title : Ham On Rye
  • Author : Charles Bukowski
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061851914
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.


21 Aldgate by Patricia Friedberg

21 Aldgate
  • Title : 21 Aldgate
  • Author : Patricia Friedberg
  • Publisher : Rainbow Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781568251240
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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21 ALDGATE by Patricia Friedberg is character-driven historical fiction set in pre-WWII London's Jewish East End and fashionable Chelsea, as well as in Germany and France . It is a fictionalized story of the relationship between the artist, Paul Maze, and his young married assistant, Clara, during and after the writing of his memoir of the Great War. A feature film based on the author's screenplay of 21 Aldgate, titled "The One I Love," is presently in development by Progress Pictures, Ltd., U.K. and The Future Film Group, U.K. The target audience includes WWI and WWII history buffs, Jewish history enthusiasts, Anglophiles across the globe, and readers who enjoy a great love story. Similar to The Postmistress in tenor, 21 ALDGATE is a story of love and war that bears witness to the prejudice, bias, aggression and propaganda that influenced British society during the buildup to WWII.


Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig

Beware of Pity
  • Title : Beware of Pity
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781590172001
  • Pages : 353
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  • Language : English
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The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day
  • Title : The Snowy Day
  • Author : Ezra Jack Keats
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0670013250
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day. On board pages.


Nebraska Place-Names by Lilian L. Fitzpatrick

Nebraska Place-Names
  • Title : Nebraska Place-Names
  • Author : Lilian L. Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780803250604
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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During the thirty-five years since it was first published, Nebraska Place-Names, thanks to its completeness and reliable scholarship, its excellent arrangement and its readability, not only has remained the standard work on the subject but is by way ofø becoming a classic of its kind. This new edition, which incorporates the complete text of the original study, once more makes available a work of interest to every Nebraskan as well as to social historians, folklorists, and collectors of Western Americana. ø Enriching the Fitzpartick study, and considerably increasing its scope, are four new chapters derived from another standard work, The Origin of the Place Names of Nebraska (The Toponomy of Nebraska) by J. T. Link. These chapters concern, respectively, the name ?Nebraska?; names of cultural features (trails, ranch and overland stations, military posts, Indian reservations, forests, state parks); names of water features (streams, lakes, marshes, swamps, springs, falls); and names of relief features (bluffs, buttes, hills, valleys, canyons, gulches, flats islands).


Roamings Abroad by George Philip Rigney Pulman

Roamings Abroad
  • Title : Roamings Abroad
  • Author : George Philip Rigney Pulman
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 148
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith

The Forever Girl
  • Title : The Forever Girl
  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1405516038
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Clover has loved James for as long as she can remember, since before she knew what what love was. But fate seems determined to keep them apart. As children, Clover and James played beside a turquoise sea under cloudless skies, their Caribbean island home a place of pleasure and privilege, of lush lawns and tennis parties. In such a paradise nothing should obstruct the kind of happiness Clover dreams of, except that, as she discovers, true love is often harder than paradise allows for. And when Clover's mother falls out of love with her husband, a web of complications is woven that may take Clover a lifetime to unravel. If she ever can . . . Tender and true, The Forever Girl traces love's unpredictable path to maturity with style, wit and feeling.


JFLL綠狗書課本 by N.A

JFLL綠狗書課本
  • Title : JFLL綠狗書課本
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Joy Enterprises Organization
  • ISBN Code : 9789578417021
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There's a Word for That by Sloane Tanen

There's a Word for That
  • Title : There's a Word for That
  • Author : Sloane Tanen
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780316437172
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An "engrossing, hilarious, and tender" chronicle of a wildly flawed family that comes together--in rehab, of all places--even as each member is on the verge of falling apart (Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project). Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughter Janine, former child star suffering the aftereffects of a life in the public eye; and granddaughter Hailey, the "less-than" twin sister, whose inferiority complex takes a most unexpected turn. Nearly six thousand miles away, in London, celebrated author Bunny Small, Marty's long-forgotten first wife, has her own problems: a "preposterous" case of writer's block, a monstrous drinking habit, and a son who has fled halfway around the world to escape her. When Marty's pill-popping gets out of hand and Bunny's boozing reaches crisis proportions, a perfect storm of dysfunction brings them all together at Directions, Malibu's most exclusive and absurd rehab center. But for all their failings, the members of this estranged--and strange--family love each other. Rich with warmth, humor, and deep insight, There's a Word for That is a comic ode to surviving the people closest to us, navigating the perils of success, and taking one last look in the rearview mirror before mapping out the road ahead.


Temple Bar by George Augustus Sala,Edmund Hodgson Yates

Temple Bar
  • Title : Temple Bar
  • Author : George Augustus Sala,Edmund Hodgson Yates
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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The Sunday Magazine by N.A

The Sunday Magazine
  • Title : The Sunday Magazine
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Disrupted by Dan Lyons

Disrupted
  • Title : Disrupted
  • Author : Dan Lyons
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 031630607X
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons' "hysterical" (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the best book about Silicon Valley," takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today's tech startups. For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place ... by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; "shower pods" became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the "content factory," Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on "walking meetings," and Dan's absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had "graduated" (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair."


Final Impact by Jack Hunt

Final Impact
  • Title : Final Impact
  • Author : Jack Hunt
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781978109056
  • Pages : 394
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mankind has suffered five mass extinction events, the sixth will be our final. Days away from a catastrophic event that will end the world, five strangers find themselves stranded in the suicide capital of America dealing with the difficulties, regrets and choices in their lives while trying to survive. Among the group is a talented performer, a petty thief, a gambler, a lady of the night and a hard working cab driver. With the clock ticking down, and a sliver of hope found in a text message, their only hope is to get out of the city and embark on a dangerous journey across the country together. Final Impact is a story of survival, friendship and redemption in the face of impending doom.