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The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story by Hanan al-Shaykh

By Hanan al-Shaykh

In a masterly act of literary transformation, celebrated novelist Hanan al-Shaykh re-creates the dramatic existence and occasions of her mom, Kamila.
 
Married at a tender age opposed to her will, Kamila quickly fell head-over-heels in love with one other man—and was once hence pressured to choose from her little ones and her lover. because the narrative unfolds in the course of the years—from the bazaars, cinemas and flats of Nineteen Thirties Beirut to its war-torn streets many years later—we persist with this passionate girl as she survives the tragedies and celebrates the triumphs of a existence lived to the very fullest.

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The Magician (Penguin Classics) by W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

Maugham’s spell binding story of secrets and techniques and deadly attraction
The Magician is one among Somerset Maugham’s most intricate and perceptive novels. working via it's the topic of evil, deftly woven right into a tale as memorable for its motion as for its astonishingly brilliant characters. In fin de siècle Paris, Arthur and Margaret are engaged to be married. every body approves and everybody looks having fun with themselves—until the sinister and repulsive Oliver Haddo looks.

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Spook Country (Blue Ant, Book 2) by William Gibson

By William Gibson

Tito and Alejandro's Aunt Jauna had all of the abilities that have been wanted in Cuba - one thousand methods of the forger's artwork. yet now the men are in ny, and it's a brand new global. quickly they're facing a mysterious American who can communicate Russian and who seems at the path of anything monstrous, whatever political. hassle is, because the Cubans locate to their expense, he's competing with a couple of different events, too.

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The Max by Ken Bruen, Jason Starr

By Ken Bruen, Jason Starr

MAX AND ANGELA ARE GOING DOWN!

while final we observed Max Fisher and Angela Petrakos, Max was once being arrested through the NYPD for drug trafficking and Angela used to be fleeing the rustic within the wake of a brutal murder.  Now either are headed for eye-opening encounters with the legislations – Max within the phone blocks of Attica, Angela in a old fashioned little legal at the Greek island of Lesbos…

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Seven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman

By Elliot Perlman

Seven forms of Ambiguity is a mental mystery and a literary experience of breathtaking scope. Celebrated as a novelist within the culture of Jonathan Franzen and Philip Roth, Elliot Perlman writes of impulse and paralysis, empty marriages, fanatics, playing, and the inventory marketplace; of grownup young children and their mom and dad; of poetry and prostitution, psychiatry and the legislations. comedian, poetic, and whole of satiric perception, Seven varieties of Ambiguity is, mainly, a deeply romantic novel that speaks with unforgettable strength in regards to the redemptive energy of affection. the tale is instructed in seven components, by way of six diversified narrators, whose lives are entangled in unforeseen methods. Following years of unrequited love, an out-of-work schoolteacher comes to a decision to take issues into his personal arms, triggering a series of occasions that neither he nor his psychiatrist can have expected. Brimming with emotional, highbrow, and ethical dilemmas, this novel-reminiscent of the richest fiction of the 19th century in its labyrinthine complexity-unfolds at a rapid-fire speed to bare the complete quantity to which those humans were tormented by each other and by way of the insecure and unsure instances during which they stay. Our occasions, now.

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Fanfarlo (The Art of the Novella) by Charles Baudelaire

By Charles Baudelaire

A attractive new translation of a missed masterpiece by means of one among history’s such a lot celebrated writers.
 
Ten years ahead of Baudelaire released his masterpiece, The flora of Evil, the nice poet penned the single prose fiction of his occupation: La Fanfarlo. The novella describes the torrid real-life affair the poet had with Jean Duval, a dancer whose attractiveness and sexuality Baudelaire got here to obsess over. the end result is a piece of uncooked emotional strength and a transparent distillation of the Parisian’s poetic genius. As Baudelaire himself acknowledged, “Always be a poet, even in prose.”

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And The Deep Blue Sea by Charles Williams

By Charles Williams

Whilst the S.S. Leonard hauled Harry Goddard out of the freezing waters of the Pacific, he concept his problems have been over--but he used to be lifeless improper. For what a cruise send enroute to the Philippines grew to become out to be the board on which a deadly video game used to be being played--a online game of overseas intrigue, double deception, and a number of homicide, the place the stakes have been intercourse and tool and the cost of one unsuitable stream used to be definite death.

Charles Williams (1909-1975) used to be one of many preeminent authors of yank crime fiction. Born in Texas, he dropped out of college in 10th grade to enlist within the US service provider Marine, serving ten years sooner than leaving to paintings within the electronics undefined. on the finish of global conflict II, Williams started writing fiction in San Francisco, the place the good fortune of the “backwoods noir” Hill woman (1951) allowed him to give up his task and write complete time for the remainder of his life.

Williams’ fresh and a bit informal narrative type distinguishes his novels, which variety from hard-boiled noir to suspense thrillers, set within the sea and the Deep South. even though released via pulp homes, his paintings received nice severe acclaim, with Hell Hath No Fury (1953) changing into the 1st paperback unique to be reviewed by way of mythical big apple instances critic Anthony Boucher. lots of his novels have been tailored to the reveal, together with lifeless Calm (1963) and Don’t simply Stand There! (1966), for which Williams wrote the screenplay. He died in 1975.
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By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer

By Randy Singer

After a chain of kidnappings and murders in Virginia seashore, newspaper reporter Catherine O'Rourke reviews traumatic goals that aspect each one crime. as a way to relief the research, she stocks them together with her personal source—a detective engaged on the case. Catherine's intimate wisdom of the crimes instantly makes her a primary suspect. whilst clinical proof corroborates her guilt, she's arrested and charged with homicide. As she starts to doubt her personal innocence, Catherine turns to Las Vegas legal professional Quinn Newberg, a steeply-priced expert within the madness safety. Quinn believes in justice, Vegas-style. yet he doesn't think within the supernatural, or that Catherine's desires are whatever except the results of a fractured character disease. Who can comprehend the human mind? Quinn is familiar with that madness situations are unpredictable, yet not anything had ready him for this! To win, or maybe live on, Quinn will desire greater than his famed criminal maneuvering and biting skepticism. in this case, he wishes a miracle.

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A Thursday Next Digital Collection: Novels 1–5 by Jasper Fforde

By Jasper Fforde

A Thursday subsequent electronic assortment: Novels 1–5

Fall into the realm of Thursday subsequent with the 1st 5 novels within the New York Times bestselling sequence that includes the popular specified Operative in literary detection who's “part Bridget Jones, half Nancy Drew, and half soiled Harry” (Michiko Kakutani, The manhattan Times).

Includes the following:

  • The Eyre Affair
  • misplaced in a very good Book
  • The good of misplaced Plots
  • anything Rotten
  • First between Sequels
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