No Way Back: A Novel

By Andrew Gross

No manner Back is an exhilarating page-turner from Andrew Gross, the New York Times bestselling writer of 15 Seconds and The Blue Zone. One girl is framed for a terrible crime, and eager to turn out her innocence.

A probability assembly with a stranger in a resort results in a shocking homicide. Wendy Gould is a normal mom—and the single witness. Nanny Lauritzia Velez understands a surprising mystery which may end up to be lethal. either one of their lives at risk, this not going pair needs to interact opposed to a community of risky males who wish not anything greater than to determine them dead.

A fast moving, riveting story with powerful, compelling characters, No method Back is an edge-of-your-seat learn with nonstop motion and a posh mystery.

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The Willow Tree

By Hubert Selby Jr.

Hubert Selby is perhaps one of many six top novelists writing within the English language.?Financial Times

Bobby is younger and black. He stocks a cramped condominium within the south Bronx along with his mom, his more youthful siblings and the perpetually scratching rats that infest the partitions in the back of his mattress. slightly undefined, he's outdated past his years. the simplest factor in Bobby's lifestyles is Maria, his Hispanic female friend. they're in love, and so they have giant plans for the summer time ahead.

Their lives are irrevocably shattered while a vicious Hispanic highway gang assault the couple as they stroll to college. With Bobby savagely overwhelmed and Maria mendacity in sanatorium, terrified and engulfed by means of the discomfort of her badly burned face, The Willow Tree takes the reader on on a volcanically robust journey during the lives of America's dispossessed inner-city dwellers.

Into this bleak and smouldering hinterland, even though, Selby introduces a small yet very important word of affection and compassion. while Bobby's bruised and bloodied physique is came across by means of Moishe, an elderly focus camp survivor, an not likely friendship starts off. As Moishe slowly, painfully, unearths his personal tragic tale, Bobby struggles angrily along with his determined desire for revenge.

"Selby's position is within the entrance rank of yank novelists ... to appreciate his paintings is to appreciate the discomfort of America."?The big apple instances ebook Review

Also by means of Hubert Selby Jr on hand from Marion Boyars: Last go out to Brooklyn, The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream and Song of the Silent Snow.

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The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Novel of Ideas

By Steven Lukes

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is an excellent fictional trip via Western political philosophy via one in all our most unusual thinkers. Professor Caritat, a middle-aged Candide, walks naively in the course of the neighbouring nations of Utilitaria, Communitaria and Libertaria, in his quest to discover the simplest of all attainable worlds. break away from the confines of his ivory tower, this wandering professor is made to confront the confused country of recent considering during this spectacular comedy of rules.

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Pedra Bonita

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 such a lot recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English talking global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping with 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 trouble, 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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Salt Dancers

By Ursula Hegi

Salt Dancers is straight away a super portrait of an American relatives, a narrative of the secrets and techniques households defend, and a relocating account of 1 woman's trip again to a earlier packed with elusive stories and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mom disappear in the future with no lots as a be aware? How did a loving father who taught her the sort of appealing factor because the salt dance develop into any such terrifying and abusive presence? those are the questions which Julia needs to confront while she returns to Spokane, Washington, after a scarcity of twenty-three years.
Salt Dancers, a perfectly written novel, is a poignant and fair chronicle of self-discovery and the facility of resurrection.

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A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle: A Song of Ice and Fire Series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows

By George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin's A tune of Ice and hearth sequence has develop into, in lots of methods, the optimum for contemporary epic delusion. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by way of Time magazine—has created an international that's as wealthy and very important as any piece of old fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and full of a plethora of attention-grabbing, multidimensional characters that you simply love, hate to like, or like to hate as they try for regulate of a divided nation. it truly is this very power that has led it to be tailored because the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones.”

This package deal comprises the next novels:
A online game OF THRONES
A conflict OF KINGS
A hurricane OF SWORDS
A banquet FOR CROWS

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By Ann Cummins

For her acclaimed selection of tales, pink Ant apartment, Joyce Carol Oates hailed Ann Cummins as “a grasp storyteller.” The San Francisco Chronicle referred to as her “startlingly original.” Now, in her debut novel, Cummins stakes declare to wealthy new literary territory with a narrative of straddling cultures and dishonest destiny within the American Southwest.
Yellowcake introduces us to 2 unforgettable families—one Navajo, one Anglo—some thirty years after the ultimate of the uranium mill close to which they as soon as made their houses. whilst little Becky Atcitty exhibits up at the Mahoneys’ doorstep all grown up, the earlier comes crashing in on Ryland and his vigorous brood. Becky, the daughter of 1 of the Navajo mill employees Ryland had supervised, is now concerned with a gaggle looking damages for these harmed through the radioactive airborne dirt and dust that infected their global. yet Ryland wishes no a part of dredging up their past—or acknowledging his destiny. whilst his spouse joins the reason, the messy, sleek lives of this eclectic solid of characters collide once more, trying out their mettle, stretching their religion, and reconnecting previous and found in unforeseen new ways.

Finely crafted, deeply felt, and bursting with heartache and hilarity, Yellowcake is a relocating tale of ways daily humans kind their manner via lifestyles, with all its hidden hazards.

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The Palace of Dreams

By Ismail Kadare

“Spare, suspenseful, and quietly terrifying, this is a unique that many could name Kafkaesque. . . . In The Palace of Dreams Kadare has composed a extraordinary literary paintings of foreign stature."—Wall highway magazine

The mysterious Palace of desires stands on the center of an unlimited yet fragile Balkan empire. inside of, employees assiduously sift, kind, classify, and eventually interpret the desires of the empire’s voters. the staff hunt down Master-Dreams that may offer clues to the future of the empire and its Sultan. Mark-Alem, scion of a noble kinfolk that has supplied viziers to the Sultan from time immemorial, and whose strength the Sultan distrusts, is recruited into the Palace of desires on the humblest point.

He instantly feels the poor strain that drives his coworkers, the dread of overlooking an important dream whose trap and interpretation may well circumvent political catastrophe. yet he quickly rises via the hierarchy—only slightly finding his bearings in a single element of the Palace’s labyrinthine passages that characterize the whole empire’s recognition laid naked earlier than he's promoted to a different. And the strain purely raises as he turns into acquainted with the fates of subversive dreamers and in my view accountable for the types of goals that will damage a whole kin. A kin like his personal with this fantastically sure hardcover version, The Palace of Dreams is powerfully imagined and fantastically written, a countrywide vintage from one of Albania’s optimal literary voices.

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Bodily Harm

By Margaret Atwood

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the tale of Rennie Wilford, a tender journalist whose lifestyles has started to shatter round the edges.  Rennie flies to the Caribbean to get well, and at the tiny island of St.  Antoine she is faced by way of an international the place her principles for survival not apply.  By turns comedian, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is finally an exploration of the lust for strength, either sexual and political, and the necessity for compassion that is going past what we more often than not suggest by means of love.

Margaret Atwood is the writer of over twenty-five books, together with fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her latest works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and straightforward Murders.  She lives in Toronto.

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Once a Greek

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Trans. Richard and Clara Winston

here's the assessment from long island occasions assessment of Books by way of Kurt Vonnegut:

une thirteen, 1965

Everything is going Like Clockwork

By Friedrich Duerrenmatt.
Translated through Richard and Clara Winston from the German, "Grieche Sucht Griechin."
the object to appreciate approximately Friedrich Duerrenmatt is that his stories are lovely and queer Swiss clocks. There aren't any mechanical mysteries or flaws. The intricately twinkling, twitching works may be well-known via instances of glass, and so they make little dolls act out jerky little scenes of human love and greed and stupidity and homicide and politics and desire. The dolls are frankly dolls, doing what the equipment says they have to. there's one human soul at which to marvel--the soul of the inventor.

"Once a Greek..." is Durrenmatt's most modern e-book in the USA, a e-book 10 years previous in Europe. In it, the dolls of Duerrenmatt discover a toy Duerrenmatt urban, which has a Presidential Palace, an American Embassy, a white, satanic mill via Corbusier, the place every little thing from an obstetrical forceps to an atomic cannon is made; a countrywide paintings Gallery, a crematorium, a slum.

The inventor's top doll, Archilochos, the Greek within the identify, seeks love during this baroque, HO-gauge, middle-European Hell. alongside the way in which he learns a lesson that Nelson Eddy attempted to educate throughout the nice melancholy, that love and love by myself is worthy trying to find, that love and love by myself can pay off. Does he locate it? He does, as the clockwork says he has to.

Which isn't to mock Duerrenmatt. As i've got already indicated, he's a desirable, endearing maker of clocks. He chooses to write down this manner, invented this fashion of writing. The puzzle is: He seems attacking whatever brilliantly, yet what's it? a primary aim could be the white manufacturing facility, the place Archilochos works as one among millions of shabby bookkeepers. yet there by no means used to be this kind of manufacturing unit at any place, and there by no means can be. at the first ground is the Tank department, at the moment, the Atomic Cannon department, at the 3rd, the computer Gun Division...on the 7th, the Obstetrical Forceps department. Duerrenmatt is brilliant at describing palaces, down to the final putti, yet he doesn't supply a rattling approximately what glossy factories are quite like, or what smooth commercial jobs are quite like. Shoals of bookkeepers were allotted with for really a few time.

It fits the writer to populate this significantly winning manufacturing unit with pompous fools who don't know what's going. the sort of scenario isn't attainable. He indicates up politicians and educators and churchmen who're meant to not smoke or drink or devote adultery, notwithstanding they do all 3. this type of situation isn't really inevitable. Duerrenmatt easily desires issues that manner, for purposes of his own.

For purposes of his personal, he has the untalented, now not remarkably vibrant, unambitious clerk upward thrust in a short time. The clockwork reason behind the increase is one who was once utilized in "The Visit," too: a whore with strong connections. In describing the opulence of Archilochos's new existence, the palace, the furnishings, the garments, Duerrenmatt misfires hilariously whilst he tells us approximately his glamorous automobile. God aid us, it's a pink Studebaker. the superb translator shouldn't ever have allow that stand. Duerrenmatt wasn't creating a comic story. He has strong jokes, yet now not that kind.

His jokes are Jungian jokes, it sort of feels to me--private, Kraut, mythological. And, whereas he turns out to protest opposed to the absurdities of recent occasions, he doesn't care sufficient approximately them to benefit a lot approximately them. What now we have this is a sublime exploration of a Jungian dream.

"Archilochos begun wandering during the little rococo palace which now belonged to him," writes Duerrenmatt. "At first he had wandered approximately planlessly, yet after it slow he started following a coloured path, paper cutouts of blue, purple, and golden stars which lay at the smooth rugs and appeared evidently intended to steer him. He got here ultimately to an unforeseen slender, winding staircase which he reached via a mystery door within the wallpaper." and so forth. "Satire," says the ebook jacket. "Dream," say I.

The shades and the structures and the costumes are as stunning as something you are going to ever see.

Mr. Vonnegut is writer of "Cat's Cradle," "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" and different works of fiction.<

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