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  • Download The Shadow Girls: A Novel by Henning Mankell PDF

    By Henning Mankell

    Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who's saddled via his underwhelming publication revenues, an exasperated female friend, a hard mom, and a speedily fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s investments, and his editor, who says he needs to write a criminal offense novel to outlive, starts to pitch and advertise the nonexistent booklet regardless of Humlin’s emphatic refusals. Then, whilst he travels to Gothenburg to offer a interpreting, he reveals himself thrust into a completely diverse international, the place names shift, tales overlap, and histories are either deeply mystery and in profound desire of retelling.

    Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who's from Africa yet claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds may obtain preferential therapy as refugees)—these are the shadow ladies who turn into Humlin’s not likely students in impromptu writing workshops. even though he had imagined their tales as fodder for his personal e-book, quickly their intertwining lives require him to play a far varied role.

    Offering either superb humor and heartbreaking moments, The Shadow Girls is a triumph that would please longtime lovers of Mankell in addition to readers new to his work.
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  • Download Significant Others (Tales of the City, Book 5) by Armistead Maupin PDF

    By Armistead Maupin

    Tranquillity reigns within the historical redwood woodland till a women-only song competition units up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling classification. between these entangled within the resulting mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most pretty fats lady. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly saw meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia.
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  • Download Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in by Christopher Freeburg PDF

    By Christopher Freeburg

    By way of analyzing the original difficulties that "blackness" indicates in Moby-Dick, Pierre, "Benito Cereno," and "The Encantadas," Christopher Freeburg analyzes how Herman Melville grapples with the social realities of racial distinction in nineteenth-century the USA. the place Melville's critics in general learn blackness as both a metaphor for the haunting energy of slavery or an allegory of ethical evil, Freeburg asserts that blackness capabilities because the web site the place Melville correlates the sociopolitical demanding situations of transatlantic slavery and U.S. colonial growth with philosophical issues approximately mastery. by means of targeting Melville's iconic interracial encounters, Freeburg unearths the $64000 position blackness performs in Melville's portrayal of characters' laborious makes an attempt to grab their very own future, amass medical wisdom, and ideal themselves. A worthy source for students and graduate scholars in American literature, this article will additionally entice these operating in American, African American, and postcolonial stories.
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  • Download Blessings: A Novel by Anna Quindlen PDF

    By Anna Quindlen

    This robust new novel by way of the bestselling writer of Black and Blue, One real Thing, Object Lessons, and A brief consultant to a cheerful Life starts whilst a teenage couple drives up, overdue at evening, headlights out, to benefits, the property owned through Lydia Blessing. They depart a field and force away, and during this immediate, the realm of benefits is modified without end. Richly written, deeply relocating, superbly crafted, advantages tells the tale of pass Cuddy, caretaker of the property, who unearths a toddler asleep in that field and makes a decision he desires to retain her, and of matriarch Lydia Blessing, who, for her personal purposes, makes a decision to assist him. The secrets and techniques of the prior, how they have an effect on the selections and lives of individuals within the current; what makes somebody, a existence, valid or illegitimate, and who makes a decision; the original assets humans locate in themselves and in a community--these are on the heart of this excellent novel of affection, redemption, and private swap by means of the author approximately whom The Washington put up e-book World acknowledged, "Quindlen is aware that each one the issues we ever might be are available in a few forgotten fragment of family."

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Download The Paper Chase by John Osborn PDF

    By John Osborn

    40th anniversary version with a brand new preface via the writer. A best-selling ebook and award-winning movie and tv sequence, THE PAPER CHASE is at its middle the tale of a tender midwesterner, James Hart, who reveals himself within the nice study rooms of Langdell corridor at Harvard legislation institution, locked in a zero-sum online game with a dominating, omniscient deity: Professor Kingsfield. Kingsfield is this kind of instructor who asks not only for the student's brain, yet for his soul. You quail at his assessments, exult if you recognize the solutions, and love-hate him. THE PAPER CHASE can be a love tale, as modern at the present time because it was once whilst the ebook used to be written, of a boy from the midwest and a mysterious and critical professor's daughter who refuses to simply accept accredited knowledge or function types and calls for from Hart a love that transcends legislation university and standard norms.
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  • Download Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham PDF

    By W. Somerset Maugham

    Julia Lambert is in her leading, the best actress in England. Off degree, notwithstanding, she is uninterested in her good-looking husband, coquettish and undisciplined. She is firstly flattered and amused via the attentions of a shy and keen younger fan, yet ahead of lengthy Julia is surprised to discover herself falling wildly, dangerously, in love.
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  • Download La grande sauvagerie by Christophe Pradeau PDF

    By Christophe Pradeau

    Los angeles Grande Sauvagerie, c’est le nom que les coureurs de bois du Canada français ont donné à ce qui s’est appelé, en d’autres temps et d’autres lieux, The Wild : l’espace inviolé, le blanc sur l. a. carte. L’expression s’est perdue et ne parle plus guère à personne.La Grande Sauvagerie, c’est aussi un lieu-dit, un rocher qui domine un coin de l. a. campagne limousine. Les courses touristiques le signalent à l’attention pour sa lanterne des morts, une uncomplicated journey de granit, sans grâce.Les habitants du can pay ont oublié depuis longtemps qu’un feu y brûlait jadis, qui guidait les voyageurs dans los angeles nuit.Thérèse Gandalonie a grandi à Saint-Léonard, à l’ombre de los angeles lanterne des morts. Puis elle s’en est allée. Elle a traversé l’océan. Elle a découvert, dans les bibliothèques américaines, le magazine inédit de Jean-François, peintre d’ex-voto établi à Montréal, cousin à los angeles mode de Bretagne du Grand Rameau. Elle a compris en le lisant que les deux Grandes Sauvageries renvoyaient l’une à l’autre.Quand elle s’en retournera, elle saura désormais apercevoir, infusée dans le paysage, une histoire oubliée de tous. Elle los angeles déchiffre pour nous. C’est sa voix que nous entendons, une voix rocailleuse traversée par le vol des lucioles.
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