Contemporary Literature

Raising Jake

By Charlie Carillo

In Charlie Carillo's humorous, insightful novel, a divorced guy will get to understand his seventeen-year-old son in a story that rewrites the ebook on caliber time together...Sammy Sullivan is operating his method down the ladder of luck. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the sturdiness of a fruit fly. yet what percentage males can get themselves fired and feature their basically son expelled from prep college multi functional day? Now, after nearly eighteen years, he and Jake may well ultimately get to understand one another. (That's if his ex-wife - the super-achiever Sammy can in basic terms dream of being - does not locate out.) Jake understands nearly not anything approximately his roots. So, Sammy exhibits him the previous local within the some distance reaches of Queens. yet it has been thirty years. The older girl Sammy misplaced his virginity to now makes use of a walker to get round. so much of his hangouts are long past. it really is dreary, born-to-lose stuff. yet Jake is on a venture. clever past his (and his dad's) years, he does not wish his father to overlook out the second one time round at the great things he blew the 1st time. And they have a complete weekend jointly - a trip the place Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional early life and Jake will face a earlier he by no means knew he had.

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The Pugilist at Rest: Stories

By Thom Jones

Thom Jones made his literary debut within the New Yorker in 1991. inside six months his tales seemed in Harper's, Esquire, Mirabella, tale, Buzz, and within the New Yorker two times extra. "The Pugilist at leisure" - the name tale from this gorgeous assortment - took first position in Prize tales 1993: The O. Henry Awards and was once chosen for inclusion in most sensible American brief tales 1992. he's a author of awesome expertise. Jones's tales - even if set within the wrestle zones of Vietnam or the brittle social and highbrow milieu of an elite New England university, even if recounting the poignant final battles of an alcoholic ex-fighter or the hallucinatory visions of an American wandering misplaced in Bombay within the aftermath of an epileptic fugue - are fueled through a virtually brutal imaginative and prescient of the human , in a global with no mercy or redemption. bodily battered, soul-sick, and morally exhausted, Jones's characters are but not able to concede defeat: his tales are infused with the inconceivable grace of the spirit that should cave in, yet can't. For in those amazing items of fiction, it isn't goodness that at last redeems us, however the heart's illogical resilience, and the ennobling tenacity with which we dangle to one another and to our lives. The e-book of The Pugilist at leisure is a tremendous literary occasion, heralding the arriving of an electrifying new voice in American fiction, and a author of extraordinary intensity and diversity. With those 11 tales, Thom Jones takes his position one of the ranks of this country's most vital authors.

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The Dirty South

By Alex Wheatle

“One of the main interesting writers of the black city experience.”—The Times (London)

The suggest streets of south London provide little wish for younger black men. promoting medicines, nevertheless, deals speedy funds and admire. Dennis Huggins reveals himself drawn into the spiral during this strong portrayal of gang life.

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Boy Heaven

By Laura Kasischke

Round a campfire, sit down a bunch of ladies telling ugly and spooky city legends: there is the woman who, for a comic story, wrote a love word to devil, signed it in blood, and burnt it and who used to be present in the morning bare, striking from a leap rope within the storage; the guy who tied heavy chains round his murdered wife's physique and tossed her right into a lake, then got here domestic to discover her sitting in his chair smiling, sopping wet; and this - the 3 women, Kristy, Desiree and Kristi, who sneaked out of cheerleading camp of their purple convertible one summer season afternoon and flashed a grin (and a bit extra) at boys in a rusty pickup truck. without notice the men have been in all places, hiding within the woods at evening, stalking them. "Boy Heaven" is their story...

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A Cup of Rage

By Raduan Nassar

A small, livid masterpiece of dominance and submission.

a couple of lovers―a younger girl journalist and an older guy who owns an remoted farm in Brazil―spend the evening jointly. day after today they continue to smash one another. Amid vitriolic insults and sizzling cruelty, their sexual experience becomes a savage strength online game among warring egos. This excessive, erotic masterpiece―written through one among Brazil’s such a lot very hot modernists―explores alienation, conceitedness, machismo meltdown, the will to dominate, and the desire to be ruled.

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Unforgettable Summer: So Inn Love and Better Latte Than Never

By Catherine Clark

Summer is meant to be a time for solar, pals, and independence . . . yet for 2 teenage women during this bind-up of 2 irresistibly romantic novels it is also the season for drama. among new neighbors, difficult bosses, and capability first loves, it truly is bound to be a summer season to remember.

In So lodge Love, Liza McKenzie has landed her dream task operating on the Tides hotel. yet becoming in with the "inn" crowd is not effortless, specifically while the hotel's cutest worker retains sending combined messages. . . .

And in Better Latte Than Never, Peggy Fleming Farrell did not plan to spend the summer time as barista in a gasoline station espresso store simply because she owes her mom and dad cash after crashing automobiles. She is decided to make the simplest of a nasty state of affairs, notwithstanding, and step one to saving her summer time is getting the boy she's been pining for to eventually observe her. in the end, at this aspect what does she need to lose?

This bind-up good points repackaged fan-favorite novels which are certain to pride readers of Stephanie Perkins, Jennifer Echols, and, in fact, Catherine Clark.

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Finally Us (True Love) (Volume 3)

By Harper Bentley

They sought after forever... yet is ceaselessly quite their destiny? 

When misunderstandings and unsavory characters get of their method, Ellen and Jag name it quits after 9 years of being jointly. Now they locate themselves in locations with which they're unaccustomed: Ellen is attempting to get used to the assumption of relationship one other guy, having by no means long gone out with somebody except Jag, whereas Jag is dealing with an harm and the lack of baseball, a online game he is performed for many of his existence. nor is convinced how you can deal with their new scenario, yet they're dealing.

whilst a shock exchange lands Jag correct again in the midst of issues and correct again into Ellen's lifestyles, new boyfriend and all, can he maintain his cool and end up to her that what they as soon as had is what is correct? Does Ellen nonetheless hold a torch for her past love or has she already fallen for her new baseball participant, making it too overdue for them to begin back?

The struggle is on as Jag is going head-to-head with Ellen's new love curiosity as he attempts proving to her that their love merits one other shot. Can he win her again or is their dream of an ideal eternally long past for good?

this can be the 3rd ebook of the genuine Love Trilogy.

as a result of language and sexual content material, this publication isn't urged for readers less than age 17

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Eleven Minutes: A Novel (P.S.)

By Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes is the tale of Maria, a tender woman from a Brazilian village, whose first blameless brushes with love depart her heartbroken. At a young age, she turns into confident that she's going to by no means locate real love, as a substitute believing that “love is a poor factor that would make you endure. . . .” an opportunity assembly in Rio takes her to Geneva, the place she goals of discovering popularity and fortune.

Maria’s despairing view of affection is positioned to the try out while she meets a good-looking younger painter. during this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose from pursuing a course of darkness—sexual excitement for its personal sake—or risking every little thing to discover her personal “inner mild” and the potential for sacred intercourse, intercourse within the context of affection.

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Tobys Zimmer (German Edition)

By Pat Barker

Used to be macht der Krieg mit der Kunst - und die Kunst mit dem Krieg?

Elinor und Toby sind Schwester und Bruder, Freunde und engste Vertraute. Im Jahrhundertsommer 1912 verbringen sie eine Nacht gemeinsam in Tobys Zimmer. Ihr Geheimnis nimmt Elinor später mit an die Slade institution of excellent paintings in London, wo sie Kunst studiert, während Toby im Royal military clinical Corps in den Schützengräben Frankreichs dient.

1917 wird Toby als »Vermisst, vermutlich gefallen« gemeldet. Elinor stürzt in tiefe Trauer. Sie schließt sich als Assistentin dem Künstler und Chirurgen Henry Tonks an und beginnt, für ihn die zerstörten Gesichter von Soldaten zeichnerisch zu dokumentieren. In Tonks' Umfeld erwartet sie Aufschluss über Tobys Tod.

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