Category Archives: Contemporary Literature

Sunnyside

By Glen David Gold

A quintessentially American epic, Sunnyside stars the only and merely Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin.  It’s 1916 and, after a rare mass fable the place Chaplin is noticed in additional than 8 hundred locations concurrently, his popularity is at its top yet his concept is at a low.  As he struggles to discover a movie venture as invaluable as himself, we're brought to a blinding forged of characters that take us from the battlefields of France to the Russian Revolution and from the budding glamour of Hollywood to madcap Wild West shows.  the result's a spellbinding novel approximately goals, ambition, and the start of recent the USA.

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

By Haruki Murakami

From the bestselling writer of Kafka at the Shore and The Wind-up poultry Chronicles comes this really good number of twenty-four tales that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the shape. From the surreal to the mundane, those tales show his skill to rework the whole diversity of human adventure in ways in which are instructive, dazzling, and relentlessly wonderful.

Here are lively crows, a legal monkey, and an iceman, in addition to the desires that form us and the issues we would want for. even if in the course of an opportunity reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a vacation in Hawaii, or within the grip of daily life, Murakami’s characters confront grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the very unlikely distances among those that must be closest of all.

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Glimpse (Zellie Wells, Book 1)

By Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Zellie Wells has a devastating weigh down on Avery Adams, the son of her mom's highschool sweetheart. At her 16th party, held within the basement of her dad's church, she ultimately reveals the braveness to speak to him. seems, the devastating overwhelm is mutual. As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance flooring, Zellie is crushed via her first imaginative and prescient of his loss of life; stunning simply because not just are they either coated in his blood, yet they're outdated, like 35, and he or she is pregnant. Afraid to inform a person concerning the imaginative and prescient, (she'd simply be classified a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie retains the information of Avery's destiny to herself and attempts to behave like every different youngster in love. once they get stuck on their technique to a mystery rendezvous by way of her mother and his dad, they're forbidden to work out one another. confident that their mom and dad are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be jointly it doesn't matter what. They proceed their dating in mystery until eventually Zellie learns that their mom and dad are only attempting to hinder her and Avery from agony like they did. The visions are hereditary, they're harmful, and in the event that they remain jointly the visions will come precise. Now Zellie needs to choose from severing all ties with Avery, like her mother did to avoid his father's demise, and discovering how to switch Avery's destiny

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The Land of Decoration: A Novel

By Grace McCleen

A spell binding debut a couple of younger lady whose steadfast trust and mind's eye carry every little thing she as soon as held pricey into treacherous balance

In Grace McCleen's harrowing, strong debut, she introduces an unforgettable heroine in ten-year-old Judith McPherson, a tender believer who sees the area with the transparent Eyes of religion. Persecuted in school for her ideals and suffering from her far-off, religious father at domestic, younger Judith reveals solace and connection in a version in miniature of the Promised Land that she has developed in her room from accrued discarded scraps--the Land of adornment. the place others may well see garbage, Judith sees chance and divinity in even the strangest strains left at the back of. As ominous forces disrupt the peace in her and Father's modest lives--a strike threatens her father's manufacturing unit task, and the taunting in class slips into risky territory--Judith makes a miracle within the Land of adornment that solidifies her blossoming convictions. She is God's selected tool. however the heady effects of her newfound strength are tricky to regulate and will threaten the very foundations of her global.

With its intensely taut storytelling and crystalline prose, The Land of Decoration is a gripping, psychologically complicated tale of excellent and evil, belonging and isolation, which casts new and startling mild on how a long way we will visit shield the issues we like most.

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The Little Country

By Charles de Lint

When folks musician Janey Little unearths a mysterious manuscript in an outdated trunk in her grandfather's cottage, she is swept right into a risky realm either unusual and widespread. yet real magic lurks in the pages of The Little Country, drawing real probability from around the oceans into Janey's existence, impelling her--armed purely along with her music--toward a terrifying confrontation.

Come stroll the mist-draped hills of Cornwall, come stroll the traditional status stones. hearken to the fiddles, and the wind, and the ocean. Come step with Janey Little into the pages of...The Little Country.

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The Blizzard: A Novel

By Jamey Gambrell

Finalist for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
Long-listed for the 2016 PEN Translation Prize
A New York instances e-book evaluation Editor's Choice
A staggering, totally specific saga from Russia's such a lot celebrated and such a lot arguable novelist
Garin, a district health professional, is desperately attempting to achieve the village of Dolgoye, the place a mysterious epidemic is popping humans into zombies. He incorporates with him a vaccine that would hinder the unfold of this bad disorder, yet is stymied in his travels by means of an impenetrable snow fall. a visit that are meant to final not more than a couple of hours becomes a metaphysical trip, an excursion choked with striking encounters, risky escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.
Trapped in an existential typhoon, Vladimir Sorokin's characters struggle their manner throughout a panorama that owes as a lot to Chekhov's Russian geographical region because it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of technological know-how fiction. Hypnotic, interesting, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal paintings from probably the most creative authors writing this present day. Sorokin has created one more boldly unique paintings, which mixes an avant-garde sensibility with a style for the absurd and the gruesome, all whereas offering stinging truths approximately modern existence and modern day Russia.

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Silent Night, Holy Night: A Colleen Coble Christmas Collection

By Colleen Coble

'Tis the season for secret and romance that includes characters from of Colleen Coble’s preferred series!

Silent Night

As Christmas day nears, Bree Matthews and her devoted search-and-rescue puppy Samson stick with the path of a troubling secret into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.

Newlywed Bree Matthews and her husband Kade are getting ready for Christmas visitors whilst notice arrives parachuter has disappeared within the North Woods, alongside Lake Superior's icy shore. Bree and Samson plunge into the search.

Will this snowy, silent evening seek lead Bree and Samson to the lacking girl?

Holy Night

One sinister telephone name has derailed their Christmas marriage ceremony. Will it continue them aside forever?

Leia and Bane are anticipating their long-awaited Christmas marriage ceremony at the seashore. every thing goes as planned—until Leia's mobile earrings and her international skids uncontrolled. A muffled voice informs Leia that her sister has been abducted and should be killed except Leia calls off the marriage with out explanation—and no police. If she disobeys directions and tells Bane, she'll chance her liked sister's existence. yet can she deal with this trauma with no his support? and may he ever belief her back if she lies to him now?

Irresistible romance meets exciting suspense during this vacation replace to USA Today best-selling writer Colleen Coble's Aloha Reef series.

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Everything in This Country Must: A Novella and Two Stories

By Colum McCann

In Everything during this nation Must, his fourth publication, Colum McCann turns to the "troubles" in Northern eire and divulges the reverberations of political tragedy within the such a lot intimate lives of guys and girls, mom and dad and kids. within the name tale, a teenage woman needs to make a choice from allegiance to her Catholic father and gratitude to the British squaddies who've stored the family's horse. The younger hero of starvation Strike, a novella, attempts to copy the event of his uncle, an IRA prisoner on starvation strike. And in Wood, a small boy does his half for the Protestant marches, concealing his involvement from his blind father.

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365 Days Of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book Of Precepts (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

To be used IN colleges AND LIBRARIES basically. within the no 1 manhattan occasions bestselling novel ask yourself, readers have been brought to memorable English instructor Mr. Browne and his love of precepts. easily positioned, precepts are ideas to dwell via, and Mr. Browne has compiled 365 of them--one for every day of the year--drawn from renowned songs to kid's books to inscriptions on Egyptian tombstones to fortune cookies. His decisions have fun kindness, hopefulness, the goodness of people, the energy of people's hearts, and the ability of people's wills. Interspersed with the precepts are letters and emails from characters who seemed in ask yourself. Readers listen from summer time, Jack, Charlotte, Julian, and Amos. there is something for everybody the following, with phrases of knowledge from such noteworthy humans as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Confucius, Goethe, Sappho--and over a hundred readers of ask yourself who despatched R. J. Palacio their very own precepts.

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Rescued (Wrecked, Book 2)

By Priscilla West

Lorrie’s semester started out hopeful yet resulted in catastrophe. Now, she’s much more misplaced and burdened than she used to be at the start of the 12 months. As Lorrie flees to the one kinfolk she has left, she has to return to phrases with how issues ended with Hunter.

Hunter has fought for therefore lengthy to maintain the reality from Lorrie with a purpose to safeguard her, yet that has purely prompted extra heartache and pain.

Realizing his mistake, Hunter has made a vow to get Lorrie again, yet is it too late?

Will Hunter have the capacity to triumph over his personal demons and support Lorrie via her discomfort, or are they destined to maintain hurting one another?

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