Category Archives: Contemporary Literature

Los versos satánicos (Spanish Edition)

Los versos satánicos es los angeles novela más célebre, iconoclasta y polémica de Salman Rushdie.

Una referencia ineludible de l. a. literatura de nuestro tiempo.

Un avión secuestrado estalla a gran altura sobre el canal de los angeles Mancha. Dos supervivientes caen al mar: Gibrel Farishta, un legendario galán cinematográfico, y Saladin Chamcha, el hombre de las mil voces, autodidacta y anglófilo furibundo.

Consiguen llegar a una playa inglesa y notan unos extraños cambios: uno ha adquirido una aureola y el otro ve con horror cómo crece el vello de sus piernas, los pies se le convierten en cascos y las sienes se abultan...

«Una obra prodigiosa, brillante, deleitable.»
Nadine Gordimer

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La bendición de la tierra (Letras Nórdica)

By Knut Hamsun

Aclamado por Isaac Bashevis Singer como «el padre de los angeles literatura moderna», Knut Hamsun inspiró, de hecho, a autores de l. a. talla de Thomas Mann, Maksim Gorki, Franz Kafka y Hermann Hesse, y se hizo merecedor del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1920 por l. a. bendición de l. a. tierra, «una obra monumental» en palabras de l. a. Academia Sueca.

Esta novela, de una insuperable precisión expresiva, narra los angeles historia de Isak, un hombre de campo, grande y fuerte, y de su mujer, Inger. Ambos, con su trabajo y fuerza de voluntad, se abren camino en una tierra que, en principio, les es hostil. Trabajan de sol a sol, cuidan de sus hijos y tratan de hacer lo correcto.

Hamsun, en este canto a l. a. vida rural y a esos primeros colonos que, con su esfuerzo, poblaron Noruega, critica el progreso, a l. a. vez que idealiza l. a. vida en contacto con los angeles naturaleza y con esa tierra que, para él, es los angeles base de los angeles fuerza del hombre.

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The Charlemagne Pursuit: A Novel (Cotton Malone)

By Steve Berry

As a toddler, former Justice division agent Cotton Malone used to be informed that his father died in a submarine catastrophe within the North Atlantic. yet what he now learns stuns him: His father’s sub used to be a mystery nuclear vessel misplaced on a hugely labeled challenge underneath the ice cabinets of Antarctica.

Twin sisters Dorothea Lindauer and Christl Falk also are decided to determine what grew to become in their father, who died at the related submarine–and they comprehend whatever Malone doesn’t: encouraged through unusual clues chanced on in Charlemagne’s tomb, the Nazis explored Antarctica ahead of the americans. Now Malone discovers that cryptic journals penned in “the language of heaven,” conundrums posed by way of an historic historian, and his father’s ill-fated voyage are all tied to a revelation of big final result for humankind. As Malone embarks on a perilous quest with the sisters, he'll eventually confront the stunning fact of his father’s dying and the exact chance of his personal.

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A Girl Like You

By Gemma Burgess

"I've chanced on the key to winning singledom. i am performing like a guy. And it truly is working." "I've came across the key to winning singledom. i am appearing like a guy. And it truly is working." After breaking apart together with her boyfriend of, good, without end, Abigail wooden needs to how one can be unmarried from scratch. Her courting talents are abysmal, and he or she ricochets from catastrophe to catastrophe - until eventually Robert, one in all London's so much infamous lotharios, is of the same opinion to educate her. together with his recommendation, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the paintings of being bulletproof. the hot Abigail is cocky, calm, composed...but what occurs whilst she meets her fit? a lady such as you is the second one ebook from Gemma Burgess. Her first e-book, The relationship Detox, was once released in 2010 to rave experiences: "Laugh out loud humorous" nearer journal. "Smart, plotty and funny...Buy it, learn it, love it." The Irish bring in. "For these ready to alternative the following Bridget Jones, Gemma Burgess solutions back." VF day-by-day,

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What Lies Between Us: A Novel

By Nayomi Munaweera

In the idyllic hill state of Sri Lanka, a tender lady grows up together with her loving relatives; yet even in the middle of this paradise, terror lurks within the shadows. while tragedy moves, she and her mom needs to search safeguard through immigrating to the USA. There the woman reinvents herself as an American youngster to outlive, with assistance from her cousin; yet whilst she assimilates and flourishes, the secrets and techniques and scars of her earlier stick to her into maturity. during this new kingdom of freedom, every little thing she has equipped starts off to fall apart round her, and her carry on fact turns into progressively more tenuous. whilst the earlier and the current collide, she sees just one negative choice.

From Nayomi Munaweera, the award-winning writer of Island of one thousand Mirrors, comes the confession of a lady, pushed by means of the demons of her previous to dedicate a unmarried and probably unforgivable crime.

Praise for Island of one thousand Mirrors:

"The paradisiacal landscapes of Sri Lanka are as excellent because the barbarity of its revolution, and Munaweera conjures up the facility of either in a lyrical debut novel helpful of shelving along her countryman Michael Ondaatje or her fellow author of the multigenerational immigrant event Jhumpa Lahiri." - Publishers Weekly

"The beating middle of Island of 1000 Mirrors isn't loads its human characters yet Sri Lanka itself and the shiny, sometimes incandescent, language used to explain this teardrop within the Indian Ocean." - The big apple instances booklet Review

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The Fall of Shane MacKade (The MacKade Brothers)

By Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts returns with the vintage stories of the MacKade brothers―their rebellions, their passions and their loves.

Shane MacKade loved every thing approximately women―the glance of them, the scent of them, the style of them. So the very last thing he anticipated was once to turn into a one-woman guy. or even extra incredible is that it is the Ph.D.-toting educational Rebecca McKnight who has him headed for a fall. may perhaps Shane's days as a bachelor be coming to an end?

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The Trustworthy Redhead (Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series)

By Iris Johansen

Billionaire Alex Ben Raschid can’t take into account the final time he heard the note “no.” As Houston’s fiscal powerhouse and inheritor to an unlimited, oil-rich heart jap sheikdom, Alex is used to getting what he desires. And whilst he lays eyes on Sabrina, the sensuous redhead employed to abdominal dance for his social gathering, he wishes her . . . and instantly units out to own her ― center and soul. however it is obvious that his virile and smug demeanour won't ever win him Sabrina’s middle. may well Alex ever be humble adequate to sway her? From an early age, Sabrina Courtney has needed to fend for herself. And ever because the guy who has regularly been like a brother to her suffered a scientific tragedy, she’s been taking care of him, too. Paying the money owed together with her NoveltyGram activity, retaining them either afloat ― that’s what issues to the reliable redhead. So whilst Alex starts to ferociously pursue her, Sabrina is unimpressed. She’s yes that the mansion, the Italian activities automobile, and the smoldering eyes get him every little thing he desires and extra from different ladies, yet Sabrina isn't really like different girls. She can't even think falling for the billionaire ― until eventually she does.

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How I Lost You

By Janet Gurtler

"I regularly idea we might be neighbors to the end."

Grace and Kya continuously do every little thing jointly, and not anything can get within the approach in their friendship. they've got a pact: Sisters ahead of Misters. Buds earlier than Studs.

Only Grace understands what Kya's been via, or how a lot she wishes an individual to stay by way of her. it doesn't matter what. along with, Kya retains lifestyles exciting―pulling Grace into issues she'd by no means dare to do on her personal. yet inch by means of inch, bold is beginning to flip harmful. and style must come to a decision how some distance she will visit keep her friendship with Kya...before she finally ends up wasting every little thing else.

"Fascinating and unique."―Jennifer Brown, writer of Hate List, on Who I Kissed

"Gurtler handles advanced problems with friendship and constancy with laugh-out-loud humor and fascinating frankness."―RT publication Reviews, on If I Tell

"Gurtler's writing unfurls with the beautiful grace of a flower."―Sarah Ockler, bestselling writer of Fixing Delilah and Twenty Boy Summer on I'm no longer Her

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My Clingy Girlfriend

What's a clingy female friend?

A clingy female friend will wade through your cellphone.

she is going to spoil the touch numbers of each different lady in your mobile. she is going to delete your fb profile.

and may provide you with forty-five overlooked calls within the sixty mins you set your mobile on silent for an workplace presentation.

A clingy female friend will say: hold units of totally charged cellular batteries so that you may be in contact with me. constantly. In my dream, you have been flirting with another woman after which ended up in mattress. goals are a manifestation of a few act that's conducted in lifestyle. Are you dishonest on me? you've got concerns. you must get remedy. Are you dishonest on me? And the worst one: Why aren t we married but?

Obrokranti Banerjee s female friend ticks all of those, and extra. stuck among eager to get a divorce, and the terror that he ll by no means locate one other female friend if he does, Obrokranti unearths himself doing issues he by no means imagined: looking at Shah Rukh Khan videos, having to quick together with her on karva chauth, and maybe worst of all, having his female friend sign up for him on a boys evening out!

Bestselling writer Madhuri Banerjee brings to you an uproariously howl-arious account of an easy Bengali boy in Mumbai who copes, mopes and hopes to discover common sense and reasoning together with his clingy female friend. It s writing Madhuri s by no means performed ahead of and provides to alter her identify when you don t chortle not less than 5 instances whereas studying this publication!

you recognize you've got one too. this is often your tale. My Clingy female friend.

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Ten Days

Enhance compliment for Janet Gilsdorf and TEN DAYS

"A heart-twisting spiral via one family's nightmare and their trip domestic. real and insightful, Ten Days is a enthralling gem that reminds you to giggle, to weep, and to take pleasure in all that binds us jointly in love."

--Carol Cassella, nationwide bestselling writer of Oxygen and Healer

"One does not must be a guardian to be deeply laid low with the tale of the Campbells. From the hole scene stress rides excessive and there have been moments whilst my hand trembled turning the web page. Janet Gilsdorf writes with a surety that enables her to convey this hard, dramatic story to its life-affirming end and depart the reader short of more."

--Holly Chamberlin, writer of Last Summer

"An soaking up can't-put-down novel. A page-turner to the top, Ten Days is a needs to learn. . .a e-book that you'll lengthy remember."--Roberta Gately, writer of Lipstick in Afghanistan

"I used to be riveted by means of this family's trip to the sting and again. there's simply enough scientific element to make the occasions crisp and real. a person who has ever cared for a kid will suppose for Anna and Jake as they struggle to save lots of their child. it is a novel you will not are looking to miss."

--Rosalind Noonan, writer of The Daughter She Used to Be

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