Magic Hour: A Novel

By Kristin Hannah

In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic nationwide Forest—nearly 1000000 acres of impenetrable darkness and most unlikely attractiveness. From deep inside this previous development woodland, a six-year-old woman seems to be. Speechless and by myself, she bargains no clue as to her identification, no trace of her past.

Having retreated to her western Washington native land after a scandal left her occupation in ruins, baby psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is decided to unfastened the intense little woman she calls Alice from a jail of unbelievable worry and isolation. to arrive her, Julia needs to become aware of the reality approximately Alice’s past—although doing so calls for aid from Julia’s estranged sister, a neighborhood police officer. The stunning evidence of Alice’s lifestyles attempt the bounds of Julia’s religion and power, whilst she struggles to make a house for Alice—and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one in all her such a lot liked characters, and supplies an incandescent tale concerning the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of wish, and the that means of home.

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Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

By Arthur Golden

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this excellent debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and delightful lyricism the real confessions of 1 of Japan's so much celebrated geisha.

Speaking to us with the knowledge of age and in a voice right away haunting and startlingly rapid, Nitta Sayuri tells the tale of her lifestyles as a geisha. It starts off in a negative fishing village in 1929, whilst, as a nine-year-old woman with strange blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her domestic and bought into slavery to a popular geisha apartment. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and tune; donning kimono, problematic make-up, and hair; pouring sake to bare only a contact of internal wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the cash that is going with it.

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we input an international the place appearances are paramount; the place a girl's virginity is auctioned to the top bidder; the place ladies are informed to beguile the main strong males; and the place love is scorned as phantasm. it's a targeted and effective paintings of fiction—at as soon as romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and thoroughly unforgettable.

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The Three Leaps of Wang Lun: A Chinese Novel (Calligrams)

By Alfred Doblin

In 1915, fourteen years earlier than Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin released his first novel, an greatly researched chinese language historic extravaganza: The 3 Leaps of Wang Lun. much more remarkably, given its material, the ebook used to be written in Expressionist type and is now thought of the 1st smooth German novel, in addition to the 1st Western novel to depict a China untouched through the West. it truly is nearly unknown in English. in line with genuine bills of a doomed uprising through the reign of Emperor Qianlong within the past due 18th century, the radical tells the tale of Wang Lun, a old martial arts grasp and charismatic chief of the White Lotus sect, who leads a futile insurrection of the “Truly Powerless.” Densely packed towns and Tibetan wastes, political intrigue and non secular craving, imperial courtroom existence and the destiny of wandering outcasts are depicted in a language of huge vigour and matchless mind's eye, unfolding the topic of timidity opposed to strength, and a paranormal feel of the area opposed to the realities of strength.

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Angel Falls: A Novel

By Kristin Hannah

While Mikaela Campbell, liked spouse and mom, falls right into a coma, it truly is as much as her husband, Liam, to carry the kin jointly and deal with their grieving, anxious little ones. medical professionals inform Liam to not anticipate a restoration, yet he believes that love can accomplish what clinical technology can't. day-by-day he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her tales of the valuable lifestyles they've got equipped jointly, hoping opposed to desire that she's going to get up. yet then he discovers facts of his wife’s mystery prior: a hidden first marriage to superstar Julian True.
wanting to deliver Mikaela again at any rate, Liam is familiar with that he needs to flip to Julian for support. yet will that selection price Liam his spouse, his family members, and every little thing he holds pricey? considered one of Kristin Hannah’s such a lot relocating novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and dedication, of a typical guy who dares to probability every little thing within the identify of affection.
Praise for Angel Falls
“A tearjerker . . . in regards to the triumphs of family.”—Detroit unfastened Press
“An all-night examining affair—you won’t manage to positioned it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you giggle and cry.”—New York Post
 “A jewel . . . Hannah has achieved her premise completely and plumbed its implications for each ounce of feeling.”San Jose Mercury News
“Hannah writes of affection with compassion and conviction.”—Luanne Rice

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by means of English writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson lower than the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a lady named Alice falling via a rabbit gap right into a fable global populated via bizarre, anthropomorphic creatures. the story performs with good judgment, giving the tale lasting acceptance with adults in addition to with teenagers. it really is thought of to be the most effective examples of the literary nonsense style. Its narrative path and constitution, characters and imagery were tremendously influential in either pop culture and literature, specially within the delusion style.

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By Siobhán Parkinson

During this novel within the Irish language, Mara celebrates her 13th birthday. Her mom, even though, provides her a gift of Matrioshka dolls from Russia, extra a present for a more youthful woman - or even then, one of many dolls is lacking. while Mara and her buddy Dorota pass looking for the lacking doll they make a few discoveries which Mara couldn't have imagined.... notice: this ebook is written within the Irish language; there is not any English language textual content.

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The Prisoner of Hell Gate: A Novel

By Dana I. Wolff


In the Hell Gate portion of New York’s East River lie the sorrowful islands the place, for hundreds of years, humans locked away what they such a lot feared: the contagious, the disfigured, the addicted, the criminally insane.

Here an infection slowly ate up the afflicted. right here a determined send captain ran his doomed steamship aground and watched flames eat 1,500 souls. right here George A. Soper imprisoned the notorious Typhoid Mary after she unfold ailment and loss of life in Manhattan’s so much privileged quarters.

George’s great-granddaughter, Karalee, and her fellow graduate scholars in public future health comprehend that tale. yet as they poke out and in of the macabre health center rooms of deserted North Brother Island―bantering, capturing, recalling history―they are lacking whatever: Hidden evil watches over them―and plots opposed to them.

When loss of life visits Hell Gate, it involves stay.

As darkness falls, the scholars locate themselves marooned―their informal trespass having unleashed a sequence of terrible occasions past anyone’s imagination.

Disease lurks one of the eerie ruins the place Typhoid Mary as soon as lived and breathed. starving flies swarm puddles of blood. Rot and rot hold to human pores and skin. And spiteful ghosts hang-out the residing and undead.

Soon 5 scholars of heritage will study greater than they ever desired to find out about New York’s foul underbelly: the which means of spine-tingling cries down the hall, of mysterious fires, of disfiguring homicide, and of an avenging presence so sinister they’d really probability their lives than face the phobia of 1 extra night.

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Histórias da Velha Totônia (21th Edition)

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 so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on 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 hassle, yet quickly it received praised through the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Histórias da velha Totônia é o terceiro livro de José Lins do Rego a ganhar novo projeto gráfico. O escritor paraibano dedica este obra aos meninos de todo Brasil, que como ele em sua infância adoram histórias de heróis e vilões. A temática dos contos é a tradicional luta entre o bem e o mal representados por personagens de caráter monolítico.

“Quisera que todos eles (os meninos) me ouvissem com a ansiedade e o prazer com que european escutava a velha Totônia do meu engenho”, disse José Lins do Rego.

O livro resgata a tradição dos contos orais europeus, como O macaco mágico, que tem traços do Gato de Botas, ao apresentar um personagem persuasivo. Pele de asno fala do amor de um rei por sua filha, mas apresenta um ultimate pouco convencional e demonstra a importância da gratidão. O sargento verde também apresenta elementos da tradição oral europeia, com uma velhinha pobre sendo ajudada pela princesa.

São histórias que já nasceram como clássicos e atravessam gerações por conta da ambientação brasileira e a saborosa linguagem coloquial impregnada de regionalismos.

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A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) (2 Volume Set)

During this revised and significantly increased variation of the Companion, eighty students come jointly to supply an unique and far-reaching overview of English Renaissance literature and tradition.

  • A new version of the best-selling Companion to English Renaissance Literature, revised and up-to-date, with  22 new essays and 19 new illustrations
  • Contributions from a few eighty students together with Judith H. Anderson, Patrick Collinson, Alison Findlay, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Jones, Arthur Kinney, James Knowles, Arthur Marotti, Robert Miola and Greg Walker
  • Unrivalled in scope and its exploration of unusual literary and cultural territories the Companion deals new readings of either ‘literary’ and ‘non-literary’ texts
  • Features essays discussing fabric tradition, sectarian writing, the historical past of the physique, theatre either in and out of doors the playhouses, legislations, gardens, and ecology in early sleek England
  • Orientates the start pupil, whereas offering complicated scholars  and college with new instructions for his or her research
  • All of the essays from the 1st variation, besides the ideas for additional examining, were transformed or updated

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