Category: Fiction

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

Japan's such a lot very popular novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of overseas fiction writers with this heroically resourceful novel, that's straight away a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of worldwide warfare II.

In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat. quickly he unearths himself searching for his spouse in addition in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo. As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a weird and wonderful workforce of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic flesh presser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older battle veteran who has been completely replaced via the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and threat, The Wind-Up fowl Chronicle is a journey de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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The Men Of Medicine Ridge by Diana Palmer

By Diana Palmer

New York Times bestselling writer Diana Palmer commemorates the bliss of courtship with romances set in a rollicking Montana setting!

THE males of drugs RIDGE

For rugged ranchers Mack Killain and Gil Callister, surroundings pulses aflutter is all in a day's paintings. yet those towering, tenacious males of medication Ridge Ranch won't be sweet-talked into marriage. Or will they...? Sparks fly while beguilingly blameless bachelorettes pull out all of the stops to appeal their surly cowboys into buying and selling in a lifetime of obdurate solitude for romance at the range!

THE marriage ceremony IN WHITE

From the instant Mack Killain branded her along with his sluggish, sensual kisses, schoolteacher Natalie Brock knew the dynamic cattleman was once her future. Now she simply needed to persuade him of that!


Never in her wildest desires had Kasie Mayfield believed that her bold boss may sweep her off her ft. Why then used to be it at the tip of her tongue to passionately profess her like to the ornery Gil Callister?

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Love and Summer by William Trevor

By William Trevor

Love and Summer, the newest merchandise from William Trevor's venerable suitcase, is an exhilarating paintings of art." </I>
-The big apple instances booklet Review

In spare, beautiful prose, grasp storyteller William Trevor provides a haunting love tale concerning the offerings of the center, and the passions and frustrations of 3 lives in the course of one lengthy summer time. Ellie is a shy orphan lady from the hill state, married to a guy whose lifestyles has been blighted via an unspeakable tragedy. She lives a quiet existence within the Irish village of Rathmoye, until eventually she meets Florian Kilderry, a tender photographer getting ready to depart eire and his prior ceaselessly. the opportunity intersection of those misplaced souls units in movement a poignant love affair that calls for Ellie to make an very unlikely selection.

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The Marbled Swarm by Dennis Cooper

By Dennis Cooper

The Marbled Swarm is Dennis Cooper’s so much haunting paintings thus far. In mystery passageways, hidden rooms, and the afflicted brain of our narrator, a secret endlessly takes shape—and the main compelling clue to its ultimate nature is “the marbled swarm” itself, a fancy amalgam of language handed down from father to son.

Cooper ensnares the reader in an international of appearances, the place the trimmings of excessive paintings, outdated funds, and haute cuisine imprecise an unspeakable process of coercion and quit. and because the narrator stalks an elusive fact, touring from the French nation-state to Paris and again back, the reader might be seduced by way of a voice in simple terms Dennis Cooper may create.

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The Forever Girl by Alexander McCall Smith

By Alexander McCall Smith

The writer of the best-selling and universally loved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective organization sequence now supplies us. The without end lady, anovel approximately love and following one’s middle, and the unforeseen areas to which this may lead us.

Amanda and her husband, David, consider lucky to be elevating their son and daughter within the close-knit group of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic position for kids to develop up. Their firstborn, Sally, has continually listened to her middle, finding out at age 4 that she could otherwise be referred to as Clover after which, many years later, falling in love along with her ally, James.

But the comforting embody of island lifestyles can turn into claustrophobic for adults, in particular once they are confronted with tough occasions. while that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallenoutof love with David . . . and that she is attracted to another individual. whereas Amanda attempts to navigate the hot course her middle is top her down, Clover reveals, a lot to her dismay, that James appears to be like turning out to be clear of her. And after they go away the island for boarding institution - James to England and Clover to Scotland - she feels she can have misplaced him for sturdy. As Clover strikes directly to college, seldom seeing James yet continually sporting him in her middle, she reveals herself torn among a wish to pass ahead along with her lifestyles and the outdated emotions that she simply can’t shed.

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Pulp by Charles Bukowski

By Charles Bukowski

It is a darkly funny takeoff of personal eye novels, replete with the deceased Bukowski's traditional scatalogical unpleasantries. Nick Belane, a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed la detective who fees $6 in line with hour, is swatting flies in his workplace while in walks a "glorious dizziness of flesh" who introduces herself as girl demise. She wishes Belane to ensure guy she noticed in a bookstall is the long-dead author Celine. The "real Celine," she says, "not just a few half-assed wannabe. There are too a lot of those." He accepts the activity, which, after all, takes him to each gin mill within the urban. He's additionally employed to find anything referred to as the crimson Sparrow, to tail a dishonest spouse, and to enquire a voluptuous area alien named Jeannie Nitro who's been harassing a wimpy mortician and occupying his consumers. All 4 situations, after all, dovetail into an existential nightmare. There are a few really humorous moments, yet many will locate Bukowski's uncooked, gruesome part repulsive and his negativity insufferable. urged for giant literature collections.

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Measure for Measure (Modern Library Classics) by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean re-creation of this robust play that explores sexual hypocrisy and questions morality in any respect degrees of society. This quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 pages of specific positive factors, including:
• an unique creation to degree for Measure
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important evidence in regards to the work
• observation on earlier and present productions in line with interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
Ideal for college kids, theater execs, and basic readers, those glossy and obtainable versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new normal in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Elephant Man by Christine Sparks

By Christine Sparks

John Merrick had lived for greater than 20 years imprisoned in a physique that condemned him to a depressing lifestyles within the workhouse and to humiliation as a circus sideshow freak. yet underneath that tragic external, inside of that large and deformed head, thrived the soul of a poet, the center of a dreamer, the longings of a guy. in line with the extreme movie that captured the center of the USA.

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The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag

By Tami Hoag

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Tami Hoag brings again her fan-favorite Minneapolis investigators Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska within the haunting new mystery The ninth Girl.

"Kovac had visible extra lifeless our bodies than he may count number: males, ladies, teenagers; sufferers of shootings, stabbings, strangulations, beatings; clean corpses and our bodies that were left for days within the trunks of autos within the useless of summer time. yet he had by no means obvious something really like this . . . "
On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis a tender woman's brutalized physique falls from the trunk of a motor vehicle into the trail of oncoming site visitors. Questions to whether she used to be alive or useless while she hit the icy pavement lead to her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the 9th anonymous lady sufferer of the 12 months, and murder detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the duty of not just checking out who Zombie Doe is, yet who in her lifestyles hated her adequate to damage her. used to be it own, or may perhaps it simply were against the law of chance? Their maximum worry is that not just is she their 9th Jane Doe of the 12 months, yet that she could be the 9th sufferer of a vicious brief serial killer they've got come to name document Holiday.
Crisscrossing America's heartland, document vacation chooses his sufferers at random, snatching them in a single urban and leaving them in one other, consistently on a vacation. If Zombie Doe is one in all his, he has introduced his ugly online game to a brand new and extra terrifying point. yet as Kovac and Liska start to discover the reality, they'll locate that the monsters of their 9th girl's existence could have lived towards domestic. or even as one other younger lady disappears, they must ask the query: that is the higher evil--the satan you recognize or the satan you don't?

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Glorious Appearing: The End of Days (Left Behind, Book 12) by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins

Hundreds of thousands of years of human historical past stained via strife, dying, and sin come to an finish while the King of Glory returns to earth. The pleasing end of the seven years of tribulation coated by way of the Left at the back of sequence portrays the go back of Jesus Christ to earth in either glory and judgment on the top of the conflict among the forces of evil accumulated at Armageddon and the rest Christian believers at Petra and Jerusalem. not anything appears to be like in a position to cease the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia. yet God is up to speed. road date: Tuesday, November sixteen, 2004.

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