The Wife's Tale: A Novel

By Lori Lansens

Mary Gooch was younger and slim and carefree. yet with every one passing 12 months she's gathered an way over kilos and concerns. whilst, at the eve of her 25th marriage ceremony anniversary, her good-looking husband Jimmy doesn't come domestic, Mary wonders even if her measurement or her aversion to event chased him off. With few clues, Mary forums a airplane for the 1st time in her existence, venturing to California looking for her husband. What she discovers is as stunning because it is pleasant: a brand new vivid energy--and a completely varied type of hunger.

In THE WIFE'S story, Lori Lansens brings us one other riveting outsider viewpoint in a strong tale of yearning and success.

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The Eternal Wonder: A Novel (Deckle Edge)

By Pearl S. Buck

Lost for 40 years, a brand new novel via the writer of The reliable Earth

The everlasting Wonder
tells the coming-of-age tale of Randolph Colfax (Rann for short), a very proficient younger guy whose look for which means and objective leads him to ny, England, Paris, a challenge patrolling the DMZ in Korea that might switch his existence forever—and, eventually, to love.
Rann falls for the attractive and both terrific Stephanie Kung, who lives in Paris along with her chinese language father and has no touch along with her American mom, who deserted the relations while Stephanie was once six years outdated. either Rann and Stephanie yearn for a feeling of actual id. Rann feels tormented by his voracious highbrow interest and strives to combine his lifetime of the brain along with his adventure on the planet. Stephanie feels alienated from society through her combined background and struggles to solve the tradition conflict of her life. Separated for lengthy classes of time, their ultimate reunion ends up in a end that even Rann, in all his well-merited knowledge, may by no means have imagined.
A relocating and captivating fictional exploration of the subjects that intended lots to Pearl greenback in her existence, The everlasting Wonder could be her such a lot own and passionate paintings, and may doubtless attract the hundreds of thousands of readers who've precious her novels for generations.

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Parker: Now a Major Motion Picture, Originally Published as "Flashfire"

By Richard Stark

There were many movie diversifications of Richard Stark's novels through the years, yet none of them really featured a protagonist named Parker—and none of them absolutely captured Parker's chilling tenacity and laconic anticharm. right here for the 1st time is the real Parker, performed by way of Jason Statham. tailored by way of Black Swan screenwriter John J. McLaughlin, and directed by means of Taylor Hackford, Parker is certain to either fulfill Stark fanatics and action-movie enthusiasts. And there couldn't be a greater Parker novel to deliver to the silver monitor than the fast moving and fashionable Flashfire.

When Flashfire opens, Parker isn't chuffed. 3 affiliates have borrowed his funds for a task with no permission, and he isn't happy to attend and spot in the event that they make solid. as a substitute, he vows to kill all of them. Tearing throughout the United States to take their activity out from lower than them, Parker unearths himself in West Palm seashore. There issues cross bitter. whereas trying to trick the denizens of Palm seashore into accepting him for one in all their very own, Parker is gut-shot and compelled to depend on a gorgeous civilian, performed within the movie through Jennifer Lopez, for support. yet even injured and exhausted, Parker nonetheless has his killer intuition, and he exhibits how unwise—and deadly—it is to pass him. half heist motion picture, half unforeseen romance, and in general explosions, Parker brings to existence Stark's hero with verve and violence, whereas taking audience on an action-packed experience they won't quickly forget.

Also starring Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte, Patti Lupone, and Wendell Pierce, Parker is hitting theaters close to you this January. challenging.

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Joyce’s Nietzschean Ethics

By Sam Slote

This can be the 1st book-length therapy of James Joyce's multiplicity of types in the course of the paintings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the pre-eminent thinker of favor and perspectivism.

Sam Slote argues that the diversity of types Joyce deploys all through his works has a moral measurement. instead of a power examine, this e-book issues Joyce's engagement with concerns and difficulties which are principal all through Nietzsche's works.

Ultimately, the intersection among Joyce and Nietzsche increases questions of epistemology, aesthetics, ethics and the development of the 'Modern' and therefore might be of curiosity to quite a lot of readers and students.

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All I Have in This World: A Novel

By Michael Parker

“A very humorous, very relocating novel approximately being misplaced after which stumbled on . . . i admire this book.”
—Antonya Nelson, writer of Bound

strangers meet over the hood of a used automobile in Texas: Marcus, who's fleeing either his monetary and private disasters, and Maria, who after years of dodging her blunders has lower back to her native land to make amends. One having a look ahead, the opposite on reflection, they face off over the automobile they either wish. And after understanding one another for only an hour, they choose to purchase it jointly. All i've got during this World is a special form of love tale in regards to the energy of friendship.

“A Springsteenian ode to the promise and heartbreak of the highway.” —The big apple Times

“Parker’s skillfully rendered tale rolls like a stressed, unpredictable west Texas river—calm depths right here, turbulent shallows there—as Marcus and Maria converse and lurch towards a less than excellent union . . . Which feels much like actual life.” —The Denver Post

“Both poetic and starkly genuine . . . All i've got during this global charts the emotional and geographic trip of 2 humans making an attempt valiantly to maneuver forward.” —The Raleigh information and Observer

“A candy, sinuous, and clever love story.” —Washingtonian magazine
 

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The File on H.: A Novel

By Ismail Kadare

In the mid-1930s, Irish americans commute to the Albanian highlands with an early version of a wonderful invention, the tape recorder. Their challenge? to find how Homer can have composed works as remarkable and so long as The Iliad and The Odyssey with out ever placing pen to paper. the reply, they think, are available basically in Albania, the final closing habitat of the oral epic.

But instantly upon their arrival, the students’ doubtless arcane study excites suspicion and places them on the heart of ethnic strife within the Balkans. unsuitable for international spies, they're put lower than surveillance and are dogged by way of gossip and intrigue. It isn’t until eventually a fierce-eyed monk from the Serbian facet of the mountains makes his visual appeal that the students glimpse the complete political import in their look for the main to the Homeric question.

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A Replacement Life: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))

By Boris Fishman

Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Winner of the yankee Library Association's Sophie Brody Medal

Finalist for the nationwide Jewish e-book Award

A singularly proficient author makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and occasionally hilarious tale of a failed journalist requested to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for outdated Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York.

Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman, “didn’t undergo within the specific manner” he must have suffered to qualify for the restitution the German govt has been paying out to Holocaust survivors. yet endure he has—as a Jew within the conflict; as a second-class citizen within the USSR; as an immigrant to the USA. So? Isn’t his grandson a “writer”?

High-minded Slava desires to positioned all this immigrant scraping at the back of him. basically the yankee Dream isn't panning out for him—Century, the mythical journal the place he works as a researcher, wishes not anything larger from him. Slava desires to be an accurate, innocent American—but he desires to be a lionized author even more.

Slava’s flip because the Forger of South Brooklyn teaches him that no longer each truth is the reality, and never each lie a falsehood. It takes greater than law-abiding to turn into an American; it takes a similar self-reinvention during which his humans excel. Intoxicated and unmoored via his innovations, Slava dangers publicity. Cornered, he commits an irrevocable act that at last offers him a feeling of domestic in the US, yet now not prior to accumulating a cost from his family.

A substitute Life is a gloomy, relocating, and fantastically written novel approximately kin, honor, and justice.

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

By Roberto Calasso

Providing the tales of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, the start of Athens and the autumn of Troy, in all their versions, Calasso additionally uncovers the far-off origins of secrets and techniques and tragedy, virginity, and rape. "A ideal paintings like no different. (Calasso) has re-created . . . the morning of our world."--Gore Vidal. 15 engravings.

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Can You Forgive Her? (Penguin Classics)

By Anthony Trollope, Stephen Wall

Anthony Trollope's stock-in-trade was once the lifetime of the good drawing rooms of mid-Victorian England, the place the thirst for wealth and political energy and the necessity for romance consistently shaped and reformed in unforeseen, illuminating combinations. Can You Forgive Her?, the tale of Alice Vavasor, her conundrums in love, and her confusions in regards to the rights and tasks of a latest, is the 1st novel in his tremendous Palliser sequence; it truly is energized on each web page by way of the affectionate and ironicdelight Trollope felt in gazing the entanglements of his most suitable characters.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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