Contemporary Literature


By L.B. Simmons

I've got the appropriate lifestyles. I’ve ultimately chanced on my chuffed finishing. I fought throughout the lack of one husband, fortunate adequate to take delivery of a moment likelihood at a life of happiness. Settling into our new lives, notwithstanding, will not be as effortless because it turns out. What fairly occurs after the fairytale finishing? What occurs after the prince rescues the princess? After he sweeps her off her ft and contains her off into the sundown? Do they really dwell fortunately ever after? good… this can be our tale.

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Back in the Saddle: A Novel (Double S Ranch)

By Ruth Logan Herne

The Prodigal Is Coming domestic

It’s been many years given that Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for greasy big apple loafers and a promising profession on Wall highway. but if inventory industry manipulations depart him financially strapped, the oldest son of mythical rancher Sam Stafford makes a decision to come to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, yet now not damaged, and it’s time to envision in together with his in poor health father, and get his legs again lower than him by means of mountaineering into the saddle again.
He doesn’t anticipate to come back domestic to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a difficult but attractive lady that Sam employed because the residence supervisor. Colt senses there’s extra to Angelina Morales than meets the attention and he’s made up our minds to determine what she’s hiding...and why.
Colt’s go back brings new demanding situations. more youthful brother Nick has been Sam’s right-hand guy on the ranch for years and isn’t delighted at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious dating with the voters of Gray’s Glen asks the entire Stafford males to envision their hearts approximately what it actually skill to be a neighbor.  And as Wall road recovers, will Colt succumb to the decision of the monetary district’s wealth and power—or eventually the braveness to stick within the saddle for strong?

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Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure

By Paul Auster

Paul Auster's Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure is an engaging and sometimes humorous memoir approximately his early years as a author suffering to be released, and to make sufficient funds to outlive. Leaving highschool with "itchy ft" and refusing to play it secure, Auster shunned conference and the double lifetime of regular place of work employment whereas writing. From the streets of latest York urban, Dublin, and Paris to a surreal event in a dusty village in Mexico, Auster's account of dwelling on subsequent to not anything introduces an unforgettable forged of characters whereas studying what it capacity to be a writer.

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The Best of It: New and Selected Poems

By Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan’s contemporary appointment because the Library of Congress’s 16th poet laureate is simply the most recent in an awesome array of accolades for this splendidly obtainable, generally enjoyed poet.

Salon has in comparison her poems to “Fabergé eggs, tiny, inventive units that unavoidably hide a few hidden wonder.” the 2 hundred poems in Ryan’s The better of It supply a gorgeous retrospective of her paintings, in addition to a swath of never-before-published poems of that are bound to allure both to longtime enthusiasts and basic readers.

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2011)
Goodreads selection Nominee for Poetry (2010)

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By Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks is on the best of his YA video game during this "provocative, suspenseful" (Booklist) novel. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging!

When Joe meets sweet, it sort of feels like a typical boy-meets-girl situation. They chat over espresso, she supplies him her quantity, and he writes her a tune. yet then Joe is drawn into Candy's global --- an international of substances, violence, and desperation. because the darkish fact approximately Candy's existence emerges, Joe reveals himself dealing with actual risk at each twist and switch. quickly Joe's conflicting feelings start to replicate Candy's, and he is familiar with that falling in love simply will be worthy the fight. This intoxicating story of heartache, threat, and desire will enthrall teenager readers.

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Radial Symmetry

By Katherine Larson

Katherine Larson is the winner of the 2010 Yale sequence of more youthful Poets festival. With Radial Symmetry, she has created a transcendent physique of poems that flourish within the liminal areas that separate clinical inquiry from empathic wisdom, astute remark from chic witness. Larson's artistic lyrics lead the reader via vertiginous landscapes—geographical, phenomenological, psychological—while consistently last attendant to the speaker's personal fragile, creaturely self. An skilled study scientist and box ecologist, Larson dazzles with those sensuous and complex poems, grappling with the powers of poetic mind's eye in addition to the frightful recognition of the human capability for ecological destruction. the result's a profoundly relocating assortment: eloquent in its lament and party.

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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 publication overview Editor's Choice
A fabulous, completely targeted saga from Russia's so much celebrated and such a lot debatable novelist
Garin, a district surgeon, is desperately attempting to succeed in the village of Dolgoye, the place a mysterious epidemic is popping humans into zombies. He includes with him a vaccine that might hinder the unfold of this poor sickness, yet is stymied in his travels by way of an impenetrable snowstorm. a visit that are supposed to final not more than a number of hours becomes a metaphysical trip, an day trip packed with outstanding encounters, harmful escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.
Trapped in an existential hurricane, Vladimir Sorokin's characters struggle their approach throughout a panorama that owes as a lot to Chekhov's Russian geographical region because it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of technology fiction. Hypnotic, interesting, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal paintings from essentially the most artistic authors writing this present day. Sorokin has created another boldly unique paintings, which mixes an avant-garde sensibility with a style for the absurd and the ugly, all whereas providing stinging truths approximately modern existence and modern day Russia.

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By Patty Blount

It's been 5 years when you consider that I clicked Send.
4 years in view that I acquired out of juvie.
3 months due to the fact I replaced my name.
mins considering that I met Julie.
A moment to alter my life.

All Dan desires for his senior yr is to be invisible. This is his final likelihood at a semi–normal lifestyles. not anyone right here understands who he's. Or what he is performed. yet on his first day in class, rather than turning away like all people else, Dan breaks up a struggle. simply because Dan is aware what it is prefer to be terrorized through a bully―he was one.

Now the full tuition thinks he is a few type of hero―except Julie. She appears at him like she understands he has a mystery. Like she is familiar with his identify isn't Daniel...

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Atlas (The Atlas Series Book 1)

By Becca C Smith

Each 4 days. devote one act of atrocity. preserve the stability or the planet dies.

​Thrown right into a fact she by no means can have imagined, Kala Hicks is pitted opposed to the forces of excellent and evil. She needs to pick out no matter if to avoid wasting the area by means of doing the unthinkable, or relax and allow it burn. and 4 days later, she’ll need to do it back.

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The Tortilla Curtain

By T. Coraghessan Boyle

Winner of the Prix Medicis Etranger

Topanga Canyon is domestic to 2 on a collision direction. l. a. liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher lead an ordered sushi-and-recycling life in a newly gated hilltop group: he a delicate nature author, she an obsessive realtor. Mexican illegals Candido and the US Rincon desperately hang to their imaginative and prescient of the yank Dream as they struggle off hunger in a makeshift camp deep within the ravine. And from the instant a freak twist of fate brings Candido and Delaney into intimate touch, those 4 and their opposing worlds progressively intersect in what turns into a tragicomedy of blunders and misunderstanding.

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