Category Archives: Contemporary Literature

The Activist and The Capitalist: An Unlikely Love Story

“I’m now not under the influence of alcohol – only a litt-le high.”

On a paranormal moonlit evening, Jai and Anusha meet and fall in love. after they meet back besides the fact that, they realize that Jai is the crass capitalist constructing Rasa Vihar, the history development that Anusha and her NGO are scuffling with to guard. unavoidably they conflict, with neither keen to bear in mind to the opposite. the matter is that even supposing publicly they're enemies, in inner most, they're wildly drawn to one another. – but if secrets and techniques and betrayals input the equation – issues particularly start to get uncontrolled.

Will the Activist and the Capitalist ever have the capacity to locate universal ground?

An interesting love tale, set in Chennai from the best-selling writer of youngster. Buy now!

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How to Read the Air

By Dinaw Mengestu

A "beautifully written"* (New York occasions booklet Review) novel of redemption by means of a prize-winning overseas literary star.

From the acclaimed writer of The attractive issues that Heaven Bears comes a heartbreaking literary masterwork approximately love, family members, and the ability of imagination.

Following the dying of his father Yosef, Jonas Woldemariam feels pressured to make experience of the risky generational and cultural ties that experience cast him. forsaking his marriage and task in long island, he units out to retrace his mom and father's honeymoon as younger Ethiopian immigrants and weave jointly a kin heritage that would take him from the war-torn nation of his mom and dad' early life to a brighter imaginative and prescient of his lifestyles in the USA at the present time. In so doing, he crafts a narrative- actual or invented-that holds the opportunity of reconciliation and redemption.

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Perfect Match

By Fern Michaels

An injured ex-athlete discovers that giving up at the online game of lifestyles isn't really an option...

As a ways as former NFL celebrity Jake Masters is anxious, goals are dicy propositions. Years in the past he got here achingly as regards to reaching his ambition of taking part in within the large Bowl--before a spinal harm ended his occupation. constrained to a wheelchair, unwilling to take an opportunity on one other dicy surgical procedure which could repair his mobility, Jake now remains cocooned at the back of the enforcing gates of his lavish home.

But his dual sister, Beth, has no goal of letting him languish there perpetually. After years of flitting from one failed enterprise concept to a different, all fueled by means of Jake's generosity, she now owns a hugely profitable matchmaking provider. And she's gifting the company to Jake--whether he likes it or not--while she follows her desires of creating it as a singer in Nashville.

Though Jake had lots of ladies falling all over the place him on the height of his luck, he understands not anything approximately matchmaking. he is keen to aim for his sister's sake, and it really is quickly transparent that he wishes an assistant. input Gracie candy, whose slim body belies a take-no-charge durability that might placed any linebacker to disgrace. Grace starts off by means of revamping the company and shortly she's overhauling Jake's complete life--and to his large shock, Jake's having fun with it. but if their consumers turn into sufferers of robbery, Gracie and Jake needs to reconcile their very diverse outlooks if they're to have any probability of saving the business...and if Jake is to make one other play for the existence he inspiration he lost...

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Mountain Angel (Northstar Angels Book 1)

By Suzie O'Connell

Aelissm Davis and Patrick O’Neil understand of one another yet haven’t met. Her meddling uncle has been looking for the way to treatment that, and the occasions surrounding the surprising loss of life of Aelissm’s boyfriend give you the ideal solution.

A proficient crafter within the box of commercial arts, Aelissm is used to dealing with issues herself, yet she might be in over her head with a chum who can’t remember the fact that she desires to be by myself within the wake of all that’s occurred. issues get much more complex while, rather than recommendation, her uncle comes to a decision to ship his detective—one Pat O’Neil—to Montana to maintain a watch on her. firstly, Pat desires to flip down the project, yet his boss has some degree. After 3 years of operating himself too demanding to maneuver earlier the violent finish of his final dating, a holiday is strictly what he needs.

There’s little question that Aelissm’s uncle is taking part in matchmaker back. Pat isn’t prepared for a brand new courting and doubts he’ll ever be, yet his boss’s sassy, compassionate niece could be the girl to end up him flawed. Aelissm isn’t searching for a guy, both, yet she is irresistibly attracted to Pat, a haunted guy with a steady middle and unhappy eyes. He may be the neatest thing to ever ensue to her… if she will persuade him to stay.

The Northstar Angels will seize you by way of the guts as they end up relatives isn’t regularly a bond of blood in Suzie O'Connell's heartfelt, passionate modern romance sequence set in Northstar, Montana, the place friendship and love are as bountiful because the clean mountain air.

"A nice vintage plot for a romance, and the log cabin within the snow coated woods of Montana the simplest position to begin a budding romance. this can be a good written novel."

-- The Kindle e-book Review

"The writer did an excellent activity fleshing out the main points of the characters, their concepts, their backgrounds, the setting... it made this kind of excellent story."

-- All evening Books

"Reading Mountain Angel used to be an absolute deal with. Aelissm and Pat are characters we will cheer for, and their family and friends are fogeys we need to know."

-- Ricki Wilson, writer of Maggie's Fall

The NORTHSTAR ROMANCES by way of series:

NORTHSTAR ANGELS:

Mountain Angel (Book 1)

Summer Angel (Book 2)

Wild Angel (Book 3)

Forgotten Angel (Book 4)

HAMMOND BROTHERS:

First intuition (Book 1)

Twice Shy (Book 2)

Once Burned (Book three) - Coming August 2015

Last hand over (Book four) - Coming past due 2015

A observe at the CONTENT: The NORTHSTAR ROMANCES are modern romances and comprise sensual scenes and gentle profanity that could be mistaken for delicate readers.

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Plan B: A Novel

By Jonathan Tropper

In his debut, acclaimed bestselling writer Jonathan Tropper captured the anxiousness and humor of a bunch of buddies as they close to their 30th birthdays and feature to return to phrases with a milestone that they by no means inspiration will be like this. Ten years in the past, they went into the realm packed with desires for the long run. yet now Ben's getting a divorce, Lindsey's unemployed, Alison and Chuck are caught in ruts, and Jack is getting extra exposure for his cocaine dependancy than his Hollywood good fortune. abruptly, turning thirty looks either extra significant and no more than they would imagined it to be.

Tropper's endearing novel is ready greater than love, famous person, dependancy, kidnapping, or perhaps turning thirty; it is a heartfelt comedian riff on what it potential to be an grownup opposed to your will.

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A Certain Kind of Light

Informed during the eyes of a anonymous teenage boy, a definite form of gentle sees the narrator try and locate a few form of solidarity in a existence from which he feels more and more disconnected. As his kin, friendships, sexuality or even his flavor in song and pornography start to consider far away from him, his alienation expands. The issues that when intended every thing to him are stripped of an essence he starts off to doubt they ever had. He fixates on a profile of a boy that he unearths on the net, projecting illusory principles upon anyone that he hasn't ever met yet feels a profound intimacy with. Feeling an increasing number of misplaced, he makes an attempt to determine the relationship among a disparate set of coincidences, items and occasions: a lifeless, mangled chicken, the funeral of his ally s father, a terrible adventure with LSD, obsessive sexual fantasies and the disintegrating suburban existence within which he was once raised. Intensely emotional and disorientating, a definite form of mild specializes in the intricacies of bewilderment.

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Kismet: A Kayankaya Thriller (4) (Melville International Crime)

By Jakob Arjouni

“Kemal Kayankaya is the final word outsider between hard-boiled deepest eyes.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The ny occasions publication Review

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES bought WORLDWIDE
 
As a Turkish immigrant raised through Germans, he is usually subjected to racism within the gritty, working-class urban, and getting paintings isn't really effortless. So while his good friend Romario asks Kayankaya to guard him opposed to thugs not easy security cash from his eating place company, the down-and-out Kayankaya takes the task.

other than those aren't any traditional thugs. They develop into battle-hardened Croatian nationalists seeking to take over the rackets in Frankfurt, they usually don't take kindly to Kayankaya's interference with their plans. yet try out as he may perhaps, Kayankaya simply can not seem to remain out in their approach …

What ensues is a superb novel approximately geared up crime, immigration, the fallout from the Balkan wars, and the insanity of nationalism from one among Europe's most interesting crime writers.

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Green Squall

By Jay Hopler

Jay Hopler's eco-friendly Squall is the winner of the 2005 Yale sequence of more youthful Poets festival. As Louise Glück observes in her foreword, “Green Squall starts off and results in the garden”; despite the fact that, Hopler’s gardens should not of the seasonal type evoked via poets of the English lyric—his gardens flourish at reduce, fiercer latitudes and in altogether various mindscapes. there's a darkness in Hopler’s paintings as deep and brutal as any in American poetry. even though his verbal extravagance and formal invention call to mind Wallace Stevens’s tropical extrapolations, there lies underneath eco-friendly Squall’s lush tropical surfaces a terrifying global within which nightmare and party are indistinguishable, and desire is synonymous with depression.

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Heir to the Glimmering World

By Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick has been recognized for many years as one among America's so much proficient and striking storytellers; her amazing new novel has tested her as essentially the most interesting as well.
Set within the long island of the Thirties, inheritor to the Glimmering global is a spellbinding, richly plotted novel brimming with fascinating characters. Orphaned at eighteen, with few possessions, Rose Meadows unearths regular employment with the Mitwisser extended family. lately arrived from Berlin, the Mitwissers depend upon the auspices of a beneficiant benefactor, James A'Bair, the discontented inheritor to a fortune his father, a well-known childen's writer, made of a sequence of books known as The undergo Boy. opposed to the brilliant backdrop of a global in tumult, Rose learns the refugee family's secrets and techniques as she watches their fortunes upward push and fall in Ozick's thoroughly engrossing novel.

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Before I Go

By Colleen Oakley

A People and US Weekly Pick

“An notable feat…an immensely enjoyable, relocating, and plausible learn” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), this debut novel within the bestselling culture of P.S. i like You revolves round a tender girl with breast melanoma who undertakes a project to discover a brand new spouse for her husband sooner than she passes away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast melanoma 4 years in the past. How can this be occurring to her again?

at the eve of what used to be alleged to be a positive “Cancerversary” together with her husband Jack to have a good time 4 years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her physician tells her that the melanoma is again, yet this time it’s an competitive level 4 prognosis. She could have as few as 4 months left to reside. dying is a daunting prospect—but no longer simply because she’s afraid for herself. She’s frightened of what is going to take place to her magnificent yet differently charmingly helpless husband whilst she’s not there to keep up him. It’s this worry that retains her up at evening, until eventually she stumbles at the answer: she has to discover him one other wife.

With a unique decision, Daisy scouts neighborhood parks and low retailers and on-line courting websites trying to find Jack’s excellent fit. however the extra she will get on her quest, the extra she questions the sanity of her plan. because the considered her husband with one other lady turns into all too genuine, Daisy’s compelled to determine what’s extra vital within the brief period of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her personal?

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