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Download E-books Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel PDF

By Jessica Knoll

***AN fast ny instances AND united states this present day BESTSELLER***

Fans of Gone Girl and The woman at the Train will thrill at “the ideal page-turner to begin your summer season” (People, ebook of the Week): Luckiest lady Alive—described via Reese Witherspoon as “one of these reads you simply can’t placed down!”

Loved long gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest woman Alive is] simply as addictive.”
Good Housekeeping

“Jessica Knoll introduces you on your new most sensible frenemy, and you’re going to like it. . . .Destined to develop into one of many summer’s such a lot gripping reads.”
—Bustle.com

“With the crafty and verve of Gillian Flynn yet an depth all its personal, Luckiest lady Alive is a debut you won’t are looking to miss.”
—Megan Abbott, writer of Dare Me and The Fever

Luckiest woman Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. . . . Knoll hits it out of the park.”
Fort worthy Star-Telegram

HER excellent existence is an ideal LIE.

As on the prestigious Bradley institution, Ani FaNelli continued a surprising, public humiliation that left her desirous to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous task, pricey cloth wardrobe, and good-looking blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to residing the fitting existence she’s labored so challenging to achieve.

yet Ani has a secret.

There’s anything else buried in her previous that also haunts her, anything inner most and painful that threatens to bubble to the outside and break everything.

With a novel voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest woman Alive explores the insufferable strain that such a lot of ladies believe to “have all of it” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition were keeping a scandalous fact, and a middle that is higher than it first appears.

The query is still: will breaking her silence spoil all that she has labored for—or, will it in the end, set Ani loose?

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Download E-books Literature, Life, and Modernity (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts) PDF

Richard Eldridge explores the facility of dense and officially attention-grabbing literature to answer the complexities of recent existence. past basic leisure, tricky glossy works domesticate reflective intensity and aid their readers order and interpret their lives as topics when it comes to complicated economies and technological platforms. through imagining themselves within the position of the protagonist or the authorial personality, readers turn into immersed in buildings of sustained consciousness, less than which concrete probabilities of significant existence, besides problems that block their cognizance, are tracked and clarified.

Literary shape, Eldridge argues, generates constructions of care, mirrored image, and funding inside of readers, shaping—if now not stabilizing—their interactions with daily items and occasions. during the event of literary types of cognizance, readers could come to imagine and dwell extra actively, extra totally enticing with glossy lifestyles, instead of passively ache it. Eldridge considers the idea of Descartes, Kant, Adorno, Benjamin, Stanley Cavell, and Charles Taylor in his dialogue of Goethe, Wordsworth, Rilke, Stoppard, and Sebald, advancing a philosophy of literature that addresses our wish to learn and the which means and pride that literary cognizance brings to our fragmented sleek lives.

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Download E-books Solomon's Oak: A Novel PDF

By Jo-Ann Mapson

Solomon's Oak is the tale of 3 those that have suffered losses that modified their lives perpetually: Glory Solomon, a tender widow who struggles to carry directly to her vital California farm; fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire, who arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, offended, and homeless; and Joseph Vigil, a former Albuquerque police officer now disabled and in consistent ache, who involves California to meet his dream of photographing the state's colossal timber, together with the two-hundred-year-old Solomon's Oak on Glory's farm. during this deeply felt, clever, and gritty novel, those 3 damaged souls will locate in one another an unforeseen convenience, and a moment likelihood to work out the miracles of daily life.

Jo-Ann Mapson is the writer of 9 earlier novels, together with the liked Hank & Chloe, Blue Rodeo (CBS television movie), and the la instances bestsellers The Wilder Sisters and undesirable lady Creek, a ebook membership favourite. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, along with her husband and their 5 canine. stopover at her website at www.joannmapson.com.

Praise for Solomon's Oak:

"Dazzlingly written, indelibly relocating, and deeply profound, Solomon's Oak is stuffed with grace, center, and knowledge, and a wealthy solid of genuine characters...Truly a gem."-Caroline Leavitt

"One bankruptcy into Solomon's Oak, I surrendered to Glory Solomon's wish and her number of stressed hearts, and my international easily disappeared."-Jacquelyn Mitchard

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Download E-books The Underside of Joy: A Novel PDF

“[An] beautiful debut . . . relocating and hopeful.” –People sort Watch

To Ella Beene, happiness potential dwelling within the Northern California river city of Elbow, California, together with her husband Joe and his young ones. yet one summer time day Joe drowns, leaving Ella by myself with Annie and Zach—until his ex-wife, Paige, exhibits up on the funeral. for 3 years, Ella believed that Paige had selfishly deserted her kinfolk. Yet—as the custody struggle among mom and stepmother ensues—Ella realizes there's extra to the tale than Joe ever published.

The Underside of Joy isn't a fairy-tale model of step-motherhood, pitting reliable opposed to evil, yet a charming tale of 2 ladies who either declare to be the mum of a similar youngsters.

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Download E-books Luzhin Defense (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov's early novel is the astounding tale of the coarse, unusual but oddly endearing chess-playing genius Luzhin. studying his prodigious reward in boyhood and emerging to the rank of foreign Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical ardour for chess that renders the true global a phantom. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian Grandmaster Turati, he brings into play his conscientiously devised defence. Making masterly play of metaphor and imagery, "The Luzhin Defense" is the publication that, of his early works, Nabokov felt 'contains and diffuses the best warmth'.

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Download E-books Pretty Is: A Novel PDF

The summer season precocious Lois and beautiful Carly may perhaps have been twelve years previous, they have been abducted, pushed around the nation, and held in a cabin within the woods for 2 months by means of a charismatic stranger. approximately 20 years later, Lois has develop into a professor, instructing British literature at a small university in upstate manhattan, and Carly could is an actress in l. a., ingesting an excessive amount of and suffering to restore her profession. whilst a film script with a surprisingly commonly used plot attracts the 2 ladies jointly once again, they need to face the general public publicity in their mystery background and confront the darkish longings and unspeakable truths that hang-out them nonetheless. Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell fantastically defies ripped-from-the-headlines crime tale expectancies and pronounces the debut of a masterful new storytelling expertise.

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Download E-books Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally

Kristin Lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and non secular background with the day-by-day points of family members lifestyles to create a colourful, richly exact tapestry of Norway in the course of the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, notwithstanding, is greater than a trip into the previous. Undset's personal life—her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with quite a lot of medieval literature, her studies as a daughter, spouse, and mom, and her deep spiritual faith—profoundly encouraged her writing. Her take hold of of the connections among earlier and current and of human nature itself, mixed with the intense caliber of her writing, units her works a long way above the style of "historical novels." This new translation through Tina Nunnally—the first English model seeing that Charles Archer's translation within the 1920s—captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, keeps the normal conversation and lyrical circulate of the unique Norwegian, with its echoes of outdated Norse legends, whereas deftly fending off the stilted language and fake archaisms of Archer's translation. additionally, she restores key passages skipped over of that edition.

Undset's skill to give a meticulously exact historic portrait with out sacrificing the poetry and narrative force of masterful storytelling used to be relatively major in her place of birth. Granted independence in 1905 after years of international domination, Norway used to be desirous to reclaim its nationwide historical past and tradition. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and is still extensively learn through Norwegians at the present time. within the greater than seventy five years because it was once first released, it has additionally develop into a favourite through the world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by means of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel PDF

By John Wray

In his bold and fiercely creative new novel, The misplaced Time Accidents, John Wray takes us from turn-of-the-century Viennese salons humming with rumors approximately Einstein's radical new conception to the loss of life camps of global battle , from the golden age of postwar pulp technology fiction to a startling discovery in a big apple condo packed to the ceiling with artifacts of contemporary life.

Haunted by means of a failed love affair and the darkest of kinfolk secrets and techniques, Waldemar 'Waldy' Tolliver wakes one morning to find that he has been exiled from the circulate of time. the area maintains to show, and Waldy is wanting to locate his approach back-a trip that forces him to reckon not just with the betrayal on the center of his doomed romance but additionally the legacy of his great-grandfather's deadly pursuit of the hidden nature of time itself.

Part madcap event, half harrowing kin drama, half clinical mystery--and by no means lower than wildly entertaining--The misplaced Time Accidents is a daring and epic saga set opposed to the best upheavals of the 20th century.

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