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A Nantucket Christmas: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

By Nancy Thayer

Identified for her heartwarming observations of family members lifestyles, ny occasions bestselling writer Nancy Thayer showcases her liked Nantucket’s snowy low season during this emotionally pleasant and totally interesting story.

Holidays in this Massachusetts island are not anything in need of magical, from the jolly at the Brant element lighthouse to the a lot expected Christmas walk, within which merrymakers prom via old fashioned streets decorated with xmas cheer. The season’s significant traditions are a lot enjoyed through Nicole Somerset, new to Nantucket and lately married to a good-looking former lawyer. Their house is already choked with engaging scents of pine, baking spices, and do-it-yourself pie.

But the nice and cozy, festive temper is quickly tempered by way of Nicole’s cold stepdaughter, Kennedy, who arrives with out a trace of vacation spirit. decided to maintain her stepmother at arms’ length—or, larger but, out of the image altogether—Kennedy schemes to sabotage Nicole’s vacation arrangements. Nicole, even if, isn't really approximately to permit an individual or something tarnish her first Christmas together with her new husband.

Nancy Thayer’s superb story reminds us that this is often the season of miracles. earlier than the presents are unwrapped, shock viewers look, and vacation pleasure involves all, either naughty and great.

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The Story of Hong Gildong by Minsoo Kang, Heo Gyun

By Minsoo Kang, Heo Gyun

A brand new, definitive translation of the integral Korean vintage: the Robin Hood tale of a paranormal boy who joins a bunch of robber bandits and turns into a king

The tale of Hong Gildong is arguably the one most vital paintings of vintage Korean fiction. a lovely tale of event, it's been tailored into numerous video clips, tv indicates, novels, and comics in Korea. formerly, the earliest and fullest textual content of this great fantasy has been inaccessible to English readers.

Hong Gildong, the intense yet illegitimate son of a noble executive minister, can't develop in society because of his second-class prestige, so he leaves domestic and turns into the chief of a band of outlaws. to be able to construction his personal empire and gaining attractiveness from his kinfolk, Hong Gildong vanquishes assassins, battles monsters, and conquers kingdoms. Minsoo Kang’s expressive and energetic new translation eventually makes the authoritative textual content of this premodern story to be had in English, reintroducing a noble and righteous outlaw and sharing a cherished hallmark of Korean culture.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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30,000 on the Hoof by Zane Grey

By Zane Grey

Logan Huett proposal he knew the West. as soon as a scout with the military, he used to be conversant in either the hardships and rewards of pioneer existence. yet now not even Logan may well foresee the demanding situations that lay forward for him and his younger spouse Lucinda--raising a brood of headstrong young children, suffering to accomplish monetary safeguard within the desert, concealing a long-buried relations mystery, and, ultimately, surviving the tragedy dealt them via a devastating warfare.

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A House to Let by Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins

While the empty condo around the method seems to be abruptly occupied, the aged Sophonisba enlists her both aged admirer, Jabez Jarber, and her servant, Trottle, to unravel the secret. yet in so doing, Sophonisba will locate her lifestyles strangely replaced for the better.

"A apartment to Let" used to be the 1st collaboration among esteemed authors Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Anne Procter. With each one writer contributing a bankruptcy, "A condominium to Let" used to be initially released within the Christmas 1858 version of Dickens's Household Words magazine.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to existence in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in e-book creation and celebrating interpreting in all its types. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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O Festim dos Corvos (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo, Book 7) by George R. R. Martin

By George R. R. Martin

Continuando a saga mais ambiciosa e imaginativa desde O Senhor dos Anéis, As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo prosseguem após o violento triunfo dos traidores.Enquanto os senhores do Norte lutam incessantemente uns contra os outros e os Homens de Ferro estão prestes a emergir como uma força implacável, a rainha regente Cersei tenta manter intacta a força dos leões em Porto actual. Os jovens lobos, sedentos por vingança, estão dispersos pela terra, cada um envolvido no perigoso jogo dos tronos.Arya abandonou Westeros rumo a Bravos, Bran desapareceu na vastidão enigmática para além da Muralha, Sansa está nas mãos do ambicioso e maquiavélico Mindinho, Jon Snow foi proclamado comandante da Muralha mas tem que enfrentar a vontade férrea do rei Stannis e, no meio de toda a intriga, começam a surgir histórias do outro lado do mar sobre dragões vivos e fogo...

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A Short History of Women: A Novel by Kate Walbert

By Kate Walbert

NOMINATED FOR THE LOS ANGELES instances BOOK PRIZE

A profoundly relocating portrait of the complex legacies of moms and daughters, A brief heritage of ladies chronicles 5 generations of girls from the shut of the 19th century in the course of the early years of the twenty-first. starting in 1914 on the deathbed of Dorothy Trevor Townsend, a suffragette who starves herself for the reason, the unconventional lines the echoes of her selection within the tales of her descendants--a excellent daughter who attempts to flee the load of her mother's infamy; a granddaughter who chooses a standard course, purely to discover herself disenchanted; a great-granddaughter who wryly articulates the free-floating anxiousness of post-9/11 new york. In a kaleidoscope of characters and with a richness of images, emotion, and wit, A brief heritage of ladies is a thought-provoking and vividly unique narrative that crisscrosses a century--a booklet for "any girl who has ever struggled to discover her personal voice; to make experience of being a mom, spouse, daughter, and lover" (Associated Press)

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Stiletto Blues à Hollywood by Lauren Weisberger

By Lauren Weisberger

Los angeles musique adoucit-elle les mœurs ?

À Hollywood, rien n'est moins sûr.

Brooke et Julian filent le parfait amour depuis neuf ans. Il est auteur-compositeur-interprète et a une voix en or. Seulement, de l. a. scène underground aux sommets des hit-parades los angeles course est longue...

Un jour pourtant, c'est los angeles consécration ! Sony accepte de financer son album. Le premier
showcase est un succès, et les propositions de live shows prosperous de toutes elements. Les dates s'enchaînent et les médias, eux, se déchaînent ! los angeles vie privée de leur couple se retrouve étalée dans les tabloïds, les rumeurs les plus folles courent à leur sujet, et face aux créatures de rêve qui peuplent les palaces où évolue désormais sa rock famous person de mari, los angeles jolie rouquine begin à perdre confiance. Entre l'éloignement, les horaires de dingues, les paparazzis et les groupies, los angeles mélodie du bonheur vire à l. a. cacophonie. Et puis arrivent les pictures de trop.

Qui dit conte de fées, ne dit pas forcément chuffed finish, Brooke...

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The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter: A Novel by Kia Corthron

By Kia Corthron

The hotly expected first novel via lauded playwright and The cord television author Kia Corthron, The fortress pass the Magnet Carter sweeps American heritage from 1941 to the twenty-first century in the course of the lives of 4 men--two white brothers from rural Alabama, and black brothers from small-town Maryland--whose trip culminates in an explosive and devastating stumble upon among the 2 families.

On the eve of America's access into global struggle II, in a tiny Alabama city, brothers come of age within the shadow of the neighborhood bankruptcy of the Klan, the place Randall--a really good eighth-grader and the son of a sawmill worker--begins instructing signal language to his eighteen-year-old deaf and uneducated brother B.J. concurrently, in small-town Maryland, the sons of a Pullman Porter--gifted six-year-old Eliot and his creative twelve-year-old brother Dwight--grow up navigating an international extended either via a trip from civil and exertions rights activist A. Philip Randolph and by means of the legacy of a lynched great-aunt.

The 4 mature into males, without delay confronting the fierce resistance to the early civil rights flow, and are all eventually uprooted. Corthron's ear for discussion, honed from years of theater paintings, brings to existence the entire significant issues and activities of America's previous century in the course of the natural development of her marginalized characters, and embraces a quiet good looks of their daily existences.

Sharing a cultural and literary background with the paintings of Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, and Edward P. Jones, Kia Corthron's The fort move the Magnet Carter is a enormous epic deftly bridging the political and the poetic, and wrought through considered one of America's such a lot lately well-known treasures.

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A Gun For Sale: An Entertainment (Vintage Classics) by Graham Greene

By Graham Greene

Raven is an murderer, a employed killer, and his brutal homicide of the Minister increases the spectre of struggle throughout Europe. because the state prepares for conflict, Raven is going at the run, hunted via the police and looking the guy who paid him in stolen banknotes, finally unearthing the negative fact at the back of the killing.

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