Mountolive (The Alexandria Quartet, Book 3) by Lawrence Durrell

By Lawrence Durrell

The magnificent 3rd providing in Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, a richly certain and remarkable growth of the occasions of Justine and Balthazar

David Mountolive is a British diplomat who perspectives love as simply one other daily transaction. yet as romance turns to betrayal and mystery alliances are uncovered, Mountolive's affair will deliver the genuine complexity of up to date like to the vanguard amid the swirling political weather of Alexandria.

carrying on with to push past the bounds of the conventional novel, Lawrence Durrell continues his unwavering concentration in Mountolive. He recasts the romantic affairs and liaisons he so skillfully demonstrated in Justine and Balthazar in the course of the eyes of the younger Mountolive, construction towards the series' beautiful conclusion.

This booklet incorporates a new advent by means of Jan Morris.

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A Distant Father by Antonio Skarmeta

By Antonio Skarmeta

From the prize-winning Chilean novelist Antonio Skármeta, writer of Il Postino, comes this soulful novella a few son and his estranged father

Jacques is a schoolteacher in a small Chilean village, and a French translator for the neighborhood paper. He owes his ardour for the French language to his Parisian father, Pierre, who, three hundred and sixty five days sooner than, all at once again to France with no observe of clarification. Jacques and his mother's feel of abandonment is made extra acute by way of their isolation during this small group the place few learn or imagine. whereas Jacques reveals distraction in a overwhelm on his student's older sister, his preoccupation together with his father's disappearance keeps to hang-out him. yet there's frequently extra to a narrative than the torment it explanations. This one is set forgiveness and moment possibilities.

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Married Life by Dalya Bilu, David Vogel

By Dalya Bilu, David Vogel

Author note: Translated through Dalya Bilu
Publish 12 months note: First released 1986

David Vogel has lengthy been considered as a number one determine of Hebrew literature, and his paintings has been in comparison to that of Joseph Roth, Thomas Mann, and Franz Kafka.

Married Life, which was once first released in 1929, is Vogel's magnum opus — a sweeping portrait of a doomed marriage and a doomed urban. Set in Vienna, the radical tells of the connection among the penniless author Rudolf Gurdweill and Baroness Thea von Takow, who treats her husband with cruelty and disdain. having said that, Gurdweill struggles to discover the desire to go away his spouse, even if the committed Lotte Bondheim bargains him the chance of precise happiness.

Yet this is often no mere tale of a love triangle. In astonishingly bright aspect, Vogel conjures up the ambience of Twenties Vienna, taking us from trendy cafés and aristocratic estates to the shoemaker's workshop and the almshouse. With decadence and poverty present facet via facet, Vienna is depicted as a urban close to cave in — a haunting prefigurement of the horrors to come.

With its wealthy, very important prose, and its profound perception into the human situation, Married Life is really a latest vintage.

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Don't Tell the Groom by Anna Bell

By Anna Bell

Bride-to-be Penny discovers that she’s misplaced £10,000 of marriage ceremony mark downs enjoying on-line bingo. in order that she doesn’t need to display her playing mystery, she convinces her fiancé Mark that they need to have a Don’t inform the Groom themed marriage ceremony. Penny then has to devise a marriage healthy for a princess on a shoestring finances. yet, by the point she discovers that the real which means of marriage isn’t a Vera Wang marriage ceremony costume or Jimmy Choos, will she nonetheless have a groom to marry?

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Fortunate Son by David Marlett

By David Marlett

Meet James Annesley, son of 18th Century eire. notwithstanding you've gotten by no means heard his identify sooner than, his tale has already touched you in profound methods. Now, for the 1st time, novelist David Marlett brings that amazing tale to life.

Stretching from the soiled streets of eire to the never-ending probabilities of Colonial the US, from drama at the excessive seas with the Royal army to a life-and-death race throughout England and up the Scottish Highlands, from the chance of a hangman’s noose to a destiny made up our minds within the halls of justice, lucky SON is a robust, relentless epic. the following the Aristocracy, duels, love, braveness, revenge, honor, and treachery between kin, acquaintances and historic enemies abound. And at its middle is the main momentous trial in Irish historical past – the trial of Annesley v. Anglesea from which our glossy “attorney/client privilege” was once cast, and our notion of a “jury of one's peers” was once placed to the test.

Carefully researched, vividly evoked, and lovingly dropped at the web page, lucky SON is an unforgettable paintings of fiction in keeping with truth, person who will resonate deep inside of you lengthy once you end it.

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Los tipos duros no leen poesía by Alexis Ravelo

By Alexis Ravelo

Monroy se desangra lentamente en el escenario de una matanza. Este es el desenlace de una historia que empezó unos días antes, cuando una sospechosa pareja solicitó sus servicios como “localizador”. Este es el arranque de los angeles tercera novela de l. a. serie dedicada a las andanzas de este exmarinero violento, sarcástico y sentimental que recorre l. a. ciudad con sonrisa cínica y una habilidad innata para involucrarse en asuntos turbios. Como las anteriores entregas de l. a. serie, es un demanding boiled: intriga, violencia, humor, pesimismo social, una trama desplegada a ritmo trepidante y pocas concesiones a los angeles corrección política.

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Junior's Leg: A Novel by Ken Wells

By Ken Wells

Fifteen years after he tormented fellow scholars at Catahoula Bayou tuition, Junior Guidry is broke, inebriated, one-legged, and residing in a destroy of a trailer at the fringe of a snake-infested swamp. He's survived an oil-rig twist of fate that would've killed such a lot males yet, with assistance from a very good attorney, made him wealthy in its place. yet he's squandered his fortune on drink, blackjack, womanizing, and brawling, leaving a wake of wrecked autos and friendships, let alone misplaced or stolen wood legs. Then the mysterious Iris Mary Parfait enters his lifestyles. She's at the run from a sad youth and a foul, undesirable guy. while information reaches Junior bar proprietor with Mob connections has published a $100,000 bounty on Iris's head simply because she is familiar with an excessive amount of approximately him, Junior realizes he might regain his fortune--but at what price?

Narrated in Junior's unvarnished voice, Junior's Leg takes the reader on a unique trip in the course of the brain of a afflicted guy. it really is at turns unsettling, ribald, horny, and poignant--a daring stroke of storytelling that eventually plumbs the probabilities of affection and redemption, even for as not likely a candidate as Junior.

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Sylvie by Gérard de Nerval

By Gérard de Nerval

Voulant fuir Adrienne, belle actrice parisienne, et avec elle le monde illusoire du théâtre, le narrateur, qui n'est autre que Nerval, se tourne vers Sylvie, jeune campagnarde qu'il a jadis aimée. Mais le rêve fait position au désenchantement : le retour à l. a. nature, celle de l'enfance dans le Valois, n'est qu'un mythe, et le grand amour de jeunesse se révèle être uen décevante paysanne. Et si ces deux femmes n'en formaient qu'une, «deux moitiés d'un seul amour» ? Le récit progresse selon los angeles logique d'une traversée de los angeles mémoire : l'auteur met en scène des souvenirs personnels («à demi rêvés») et littéraires ; il témoigne d'une véritable érudition tout en faisant l'éloge de los angeles tradition populaire. l. a. mémoire collective est pour lui assez vaste pour accueillir l. a. réalité los angeles plus ordinaire comme les mystères les plus sublimes. Avec cette nouvelle des Filles du feu, Nerval dit adieu aux chimères de los angeles jeunesse et de l'amour idéal. Ce récit poétique, entre romantisme et surréalisme, est déjà une recherche du temps perdu.

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A Dança dos Dragões (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo, Book 9) by George R. R. Martin

By George R. R. Martin

O Norte jaz devastado e num completo vazio de poder. A Patrulha da Noite, abalada pelas perdas sofridas para lá da Muralha e com uma grande falta de homens, está nas mãos de Jon Snow, que tenta afirmar-se no comando tomando decisões difíceis respeitantes ao autoritário Rei Stannis, aos selvagens e aos próprios homens que comanda. Para lá da Muralha, a viagem de Bran prossegue. Mas outras viagens convergem para a Baía dos Escravos, onde as cidades dos esclavagistas sangram e Daenerys Targaryen descobre que é bastante mais fácil conquistar uma cidade do que substituir de um dia para o outro todo um sistema político e económico. Conseguirá ela enfrentar as intrigas e ódios que se avolumam enquanto os seus dragões crescem para se tornarem nas criaturas temíveis que um dia conquistarão os Sete Reinos?

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Top Secret (Clandestine Operations Series, Book 1) by W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV

By W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV

From the number 1 long island Times–bestselling writer, a brand-new sequence in regards to the chilly War—and a distinct breed of warrior.

In the 1st weeks after international warfare II, a squeaky-clean new moment lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is noticed and recruited for a brand new company that would ultimately be reworked into anything known as the CIA. One battle can have ended, yet one other one has already all started, opposed to an enemy that's higher, smarter, and extra vicious: the Soviet Union.

The Soviets have hit the floor working, and Cronley's activity is to aid frustrate them, harass them, and secret agent on them any method he can. His recruiter thinks he has the capability to develop into an asset—though, in fact, he can also screw up spectacularly. And in his first task, it feels like that's precisely what may perhaps ensue. He's obtained seven days to extract an important piece of knowledge from a Soviet agent, yet Cronley's controlled to rile up his more suitable officials (he turns out to have a expertise for it), and if he fails, it can be one of many shortest intelligence careers in history.

There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is ready to determine, a few of them even put on an identical uniform he does.

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