Category Archives: Contemporary Literature

The Last First Day: A Novel

By Carrie Brown

Ruth and Peter were married greater than fifty years. he's the headmaster of the Derry institution, a boys’ boarding institution in Maine; she has spent the 4 a long time of her husband's tenure supporting out at any place she is required. yet Peter’s retirement is drawing close, and Ruth wonders what is going to turn into of them whilst it ultimately arrives. How will they continue to exist separated from the college into which they've got poured every little thing, together with their rate reductions?
 
because the tale takes us again over the years, revealing the explosive spark and pleasure that introduced Ruth and Peter jointly of their early life, The final First Day turns into a deeply felt portrait of a lady from a iteration that quietly placed person goals apart for the great of the partnership, and of the continuing present of loving and being enjoyed in return.

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F: A Novel

By Daniel Kehlmann

F is for kinfolk. F is for fortune. F is for fraud. F is for fate.
 
From the across the world acclaimed writer of Measuring the World, here's a miraculous tragicomedy approximately 3 brothers whose father takes at the occult and either wins and loses.
 
Arthur is a dilettante, a wannabe author who comes to a decision to fill a day by means of taking his 3 younger sons to a functionality via the good Lindemann, grasp of Hypnosis. whereas permitting one among them to be known as onto the level and made a spectacle of, Arthur pronounces himself to be resistant to hypnosis and a disbeliever in all magic. however the nice Lindemann understands greater. He will get Arthur to inform him his inner most secrets and techniques after which tells him to lead them to genuine. That evening, Arthur empties the relatives checking account, takes his passport, and vanishes. He’s going to develop into a world-famous writer, a grasp of the paranormal. (F is for fake.)
 
yet what of the lads? Martin, painfully shy, grows as much as be a Catholic priest and not using a vocation. (F is for religion, and shortage of it.) Eric turns into a financier (F is for fraud), wasting contact with fact as he faces spoil, whereas Ivan, destined for glory as a painter, as a substitute turns into a forger. (F is for forgery, too.) They’ve settled into their existence offerings, but if the summer season of the worldwide monetary problem dawns they’re thrown jointly back with cataclysmic results.
 
Wildly humorous, heartbreaking, tragic, Daniel Kehlmann’s novel approximately fact, relatives, and the bad strength of fortune is a fictional triumph.

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The Homecoming (The Texas Brand, Book 9)

By Maggie Shayne

After witnessing a brutal crime, Jasmine Jones left city with not anything yet her seven-year-old son and the construction blocks of a complete new id. And even supposing she hadn't intended to lie to the close-knit Texas manufacturers, claiming to be their new neighbor, Jenny Lee, was once her basically likelihood at survival. Jasmine proposal her mystery was once secure - until eventually one model all started asking questions...

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Lip Service (Decadent Escapes Promotion)

By Lori Foster

On those blind dates what you spot isn't what you get!

Tantalizing

by USA Today bestselling writer Lori Foster

Josie Jackson isn't really really a scorching babe. The skimpy outfit and horny come-on are supposed to scare off Bob -- her sister's most up-to-date choose of uninteresting blind dates. yet wow -- Bob is way from dull. speedy lust ends up in an evening of tremendous ardour . . . and a morning shock. "Bob" isn't Bob. he is ads exec Nick Harris. And that lust? it might probably particularly be love . . .

My Lips are Sealed

A scorching new tale via emerging star

Julie Elizabeth Leto

Lacey Baptiste suppressed her wild, horny facet so that it will turn into a best FBI box agent. She must let out. yet a blind date mix-up lands her in mattress with hunky P.I. Seth Kingston -- and as much as her thigh-high stockings in his most modern case. And she's wondering staying there some time . . .

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Chasing Marisol (Blueprint to Love Book 3)

By Lauren Giordano

Modern, small city romance: Blueprint to like sequence booklet three. building govt Jefferson Traynor has 0 difficulties attracting girls. it is dumping them that factors hassle. formerly. appealing, attractive Marisol Ortega turns out proof against his superpower charms. no longer that he is drawn to whatever lasting, yet Mari is a blow to his ego, Up for a brand new problem, Jeff can have to install a few time beyond regulation in this one.

Marisol Ortega is on a mission-- construction the most secure women's preserve she will be able to negotiate on her shoestring funds. If flirting with a beautiful, cocky millionaire yields greater kitchen apparatus to feed the homeless-- then video game on. A unmarried mother to foster son Hector, Mari is juggling adequate difficulties. She cannot have enough money the distraction of the loopy sizzling guy pursuing her.

Love lower than development: Chasing Marisol was once speculated to be a enjoyable, no-strings interlude whereas Jeff builds a secure shield for the robust ladies he has grown to respect. Falling for Mari and Hector was once by no means within the specifications. dedication isn't really a part of his blueprint. yet spending time on the shield alterations him. whilst a toddler is going lacking, Jeff will cease at not anything to get him again. Marisol can see a destiny with Jeff, yet can she ever movement earlier previous fears to hazard construction a glittery, new lifestyles with him?

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Runaway Vampire: An Argeneau Novel (Argeneau Vampire)

By Lynsay Sands

Buckle up—the argeneaus are again in a gorgeous, witty new novel from New York Times bestselling writer Lynsay Sands

Dante Notte has heard it stated that love hurts. He simply wasn’t looking forward to it to run him over in an RV. nonetheless, a punctured lung and damaged ribs are not anything in comparison to the full-body surprise he feels every time he’s close to the vehicle’s motive force, Mary Winslow. He must maintain her secure from their pursuers whereas he rescues his brother. such a lot tough of all, he must declare this shrewdpermanent, obdurate lady as his existence mate.

The bare, injured, insanely stunning more youthful guy who clambered into her RV insists they belong jointly. If Mary wasn’t feeling their fantastic connection in each inch of her being, she wouldn’t think it. yet now that the boys who took Dante’s dual are after her too, trusting her intestine capacity risking her existence for an immortal who’s the very definition of an ideal stranger.

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Carrie

By Stephen King

Stephen King's mythical debut, a couple of teenage outcast and the revenge she enacts on her classmates.
 
Carrie White can have been retro and unpopular, yet she had a present. Carrie can make issues flow through targeting them. A candle could fall. A door may lock. This used to be her energy and her sin. Then, an act of kindness, as spontaneous because the vicious name callings of her classmates, provided Carrie an opportunity to be a regular and visit her senior promenade. yet one other act--of ferocious cruelty--turned her reward right into a weapon of horror and destruction that her classmates might always remember.

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Arabian Jazz: A Novel

By Diana Abu-Jaber

"This oracular first novel, which unfurls like gossamer [has] characters of a intensity seldom present in a debut."―The New Yorker

In Diana Abu-Jaber's "impressive, unique" (Chicago Tribune) first novel, a small, poor-white group in upstate big apple turns into domestic to the transplanted Jordanian family members of Matussem Ramoud: his grown daughters, Jemorah and Melvina; his sister Fatima; and her husband, Zaeed. The widower Matuseem loves American jazz, kitschy garden embellishes, and, in fact, his daughters. Fatima is passionate about seeing her nieces married―Jemorah is sort of thirty! Supernurse Melvina is firmly devoted to her paintings, yet Jemorah is ambivalent approximately her id and function. Is she Arab? Is she American? should still she marry and, if that is so, whom? Winner of the Oregon booklet Award and finalist for the nationwide PEN/Hemingway Award, Arabian Jazz is "a pleasure to read.... you may be tempted to learn passages out loud. and also you may still" (Boston Globe). USA Today praises Abu-Jaber's "gift for dialogue...her Arab-American earrings musically, and hilariously, true."

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Tangled Web (Close to Home)

By Cathy Gillen Thacker

Past transgressions haunted wish Barrister, whose attractiveness helped her upward push from a tenant farm to a Texas fortune. yet her quiet loveliness hid darkish secrets and techniques she'd lengthy stored secure, to guard her younger son….

Chase Barrister came upon wish enigmatic and elegant—but she tasted of forbidden fruit. Years in the past, Chase had fled his father's legacy, yet he'd taken thoughts of his stepmother and his personal bittersweet desire.

After his father's loss of life, Chase again to Texas and wish. could he be stuck within the net of familial deceit…or untangle a decent love and actually come home?

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An Unfinished Score

By Elise Blackwell

    After her lover--a recognized conductor--dies by surprise, a certified musician is blackmailed into finishing the ranking for his unfinished viola concerto. As Suzanne struggles to maintain her double lifestyles a mystery from her husband, from her ally, and from the opposite participants of her quartet, she is fed on via thoughts of a wealthy love affair saturated with track. more and more manipulated through her lover's widow and tormented by way of the concerto's many layers, Suzanne realizes she may well lose every thing she's spent her lifestyles operating for.
    a narrative of affection, loss, intercourse, type, and betrayal, this psychologically compelling novel explores the ways in which artists' lives and paintings have interaction, the character of relationships between girls as associates and opponents, and what it skill to make a lifetime of paintings.

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