Category: Fiction

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

By Joanne Harris

In tiny Lansquenet, the place not anything a lot has replaced in 100 years, appealing newcomer Vianne Rocher and her beautiful chocolate store arrive and immediately start to play havoc with Lenten vows. each one field of luscious bonbons comes with a unfastened reward: Vianne's uncanny belief of its buyer's inner most discontents and a smart, being concerned remedy for them. Is she a witch? quickly the parish no longer cares, because it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off among Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate competition. Chocolat's each web page bargains a description of chocolate to soften within the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and fans of ardour in all places. It's a needs to for an individual who craves an escapist learn, and is a bewitching reward for any vacation.

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First Love (Penguin Great Loves) by Ivan Turgenev

By Ivan Turgenev

Love should be unbelievable. Love may be heartbreaking. Love should be an paintings. yet love is the singular emotion that every one people depend on such a lot . . . and crave perpetually, it doesn't matter what the fee. United by way of this subject matter of affection, the 9 titles within the Penguin nice Loves collection contain stories of completely happy and all- encompassing, doomed and tragic, erotic and absurd, seductive and adulterous, blameless and murderous love. A deeply relocating addition to the Penguin nice principles and nice trips sequence, every one gorgeously packaged ebook will problem all expectancies of affection whereas celebrating the great thing about its existence.

All books during this series: Cures for Love
Doomed Love
The Eaten Heart
First Love
Forbidden Fruit
The Kreutzer Sonata
an insignificant Interlude
Of Mistresses, Tigresses and different Conquests
The Seducer's Diary

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Winged Victory by V. M. Yeates

By V. M. Yeates

There is not any sour snarl nor self-pity during this vintage novel in regards to the air conflict of 1914-1918, established very mostly at the author's reviews. wrestle, loneliness, fatigue, worry, comradeship, girls, pleasure - all are equipped right into a full of life and genuine constitution via some of the most valiant pilots of the then Royal Flying Corps.

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The Vulture and the Nigger Factory by Gil Scott-Heron

By Gil Scott-Heron

The Vulture and The Nigger manufacturing unit is an omnibus version of the 2 hugely profitable novels from the early Nineteen Seventies via considered one of America's such a lot outspoken and demanding postwar commentators on race, politics, and culture.
Digging the rhythms of the road, the place the largest deal existence has to provide is getting excessive, The Vulture is a hip and fast-moving mystery set in reduce Manhattan.
The Nigger manufacturing facility is a scornful assertion at the approach within which people are conditioned to imagine that occurs on a conservative college campus in Virginia.

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The Bridge by Iain M. Banks

By Iain M. Banks

The fellow who wakes up within the notable global of a bridge has amnesia, and his healthcare professional doesn't appear to are looking to healing him. Does it topic? Exploring the bridge occupies such a lot of his days. yet at evening there are his goals. desires during which determined males force sealed carriages throughout barren mountains to a extraordinary rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower below a circulate of verbal abuse; and damaged males stroll ceaselessly over bridges forever, taunted through visions of a doomed sexuality. mendacity in mattress subconscious after an twist of fate wouldn't be a lot enjoyable, you'd imagine. Oh certain? It relies who and what you've left at the back of. that is the stranger fact, day or evening? often hilarious and continuously nerve-racking, THE BRIDGE is a unique of outrageous contrasts, developed chaos and stylish absurdities.

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A Bird's Eye by Cary Fagan

By Cary Fagan

With all of the ask yourself of a small-scale the fantastic Adventures of Kavalier and Clay comes this relocating and unforgettable novel approximately adolescence, love, and magic.

becoming up in a Jewish neighbourhood within the Nineteen Thirties, younger Benjamin Kleeman falls in love, first with Corrine Foster after which with magic. Hiding his new passions from his mom and dad — the long-suffering Bella, an Italian immigrant, and Jacob, a skilled yet failed inventor of tricky mechanical units — Benjamin starts apprenticeships in magic and existence itself, studying alongside the best way that every thing is extra complex than it seems.

With wit, tenderness, humour, and, startling good looks, Cary Fagan brings a proficient younger man's upward thrust to a unusual type of stardom, splendidly alive.

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Scenes from Early Life by Philip Hensher

By Philip Hensher

Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, this can be the hot novel from the writer of 'King of the Badgers' and the guy Booker-shortlisted 'The Northern Clemency'. "I was once a toddler in the course of the conflict. We stayed inside of for months. All my aunts took turns in feeding me. I couldn't be heard to cry. you spot, there have been squaddies within the streets. they'd have recognized what a crying child intended. So I needed to be saved silent. No, no longer everybody got here out of the battle alive." One family's existence, and a kingdom – Bangladesh – are uniquely created via dialog, sacrifice, songs, bonds, blood, bravery and jokes. Narrated by way of a tender boy born right into a savage civil struggle, 'Scenes from Early Life' is a heartbreaking, humorous and gripping novel by way of one in all our best writers.

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The Eliot Girls by Krista Bridge

By Krista Bridge

A gripping debut teeming with drama and scathing perception into the realm of an all-girl deepest excessive school.

For years, Audrey Brindle has dreamed of attending George Eliot Academy, the college the place her mom, Ruth, has taught for a decade. but if she is ultimately admitted, she discovers a spot of sly bullying and ferocious intolerance. Ruth, in the meantime, unearths her international upended by means of the coming of a brand new instructor, Henry Winter.

An acutely saw exploration of ambition, betrayal, and cruelty, The Eliot ladies deftly explores the intimacies and injustices of privileged woman formative years and the connection of a mom and daughter for whom existence shouldn't be a similar.

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