By Melissa Bank
Hailed by way of critics because the debut of an important literary voice, The ladies' advisor to looking and Fishing has captivated readers and ruled bestseller lists. Generous-hearted and wickedly insightful, it maps the growth of Jane Rosenal as she units out on a private and lively excursion in the course of the perilous terrain of intercourse, love, relationships, and the treacherous waters of the place of work. With an unforgettable comedian contact, financial institution skillfully teases out common concerns, places a shrewdpermanent, new spin at the mating dance, and captures in ideal pitch what it is wish to be a tender lady coming of age in the USA this present day.
By David Vann
New York Times Editor's Choice
Twenty-two-year-old Galen lives together with his emotionally established mom in a secluded condo open air Sacramento, surviving at the family's belief fund—money that his aunt, Helen, and seventeen-year-old cousin, Jennifer, are decided to get their fingers on. a brand new Age believer who considers himself an outdated soul, Galen yearns for transformation yet is powerless to prevent the manic binges that overtake him. He goals of laying off his clinging mom and is captivated with innovations of the boldly flirtatious Jennifer. but if the family members takes a visit to a cabin within the Sierras, Galen discovers simply how some distance he'll visit reach the transcendence he craves.
By William Shakespeare
In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare phases the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods outdoor Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger ladies variety themselves out into couples—but now not sooner than they shape first one love triangle, after which another.
Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is quickly reworked into that of a donkey by means of a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. eventually, backside and his partners ineptly level the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”
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By Neal Stephenson
A number 1 New York occasions Bestseller, Anathem is might be the main terrific literary invention so far from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the area with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. Now he imagines an alternative universe the place scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians dwell in seclusion at the back of historic monastery partitions till they're referred to as again into the area to accommodate a drawback of astronomical proportions.
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The Thirty Years conflict keeps to ravage seventeenth century Europe, yet a brand new strength is amassing strength and impression: the Confederated Principalities of Europe, an alliance among Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians from the 20 th century led through Mike Stearns who have been hurled centuries into the previous through a mysterious cosmic coincidence.
The CPE has the information of twentieth century expertise, yet wishes iron and metal to make the machines. The iron mines of the higher Palatinate have been rendered inoperable by means of wartime harm, and American knowledge is required instantaneous to pump them out and get the steel flowing again—a undertaking that might turn out extra advanced than an individual expects. within the maelstrom that's Europe, even a twentieth century reproduction of the Encyclopedia Britannica can precipitate a trouble, while readers research of the 1640 Portuguese rebellion, a problem that would contain Naples to boot. one other issue: Albanian exiles in Naples, encouraged through the american citizens, are plotting to recuperate misplaced Albanian turf, as a way to precipitate one more concern within the Balkans.
This afflicted century was once choked with revolutions and plans for extra revolutions sooner than the americans arrived, and gave each would-be innovative an instance of a revolution that succeeded. Europe is a pot coming to a boil, and Mike Stearns could have his palms complete in view that it does not boil over directly to Grantville and the CPE.
By S. D. Perry, Britta Dennison
Prior to the kingdom warfare and the decimation of Cardassia...before the arriving of the Emissary and the invention of the wormhole...before area station Terok Nor turned Deep area 9™...there used to be the profession: the army takeover of an alien planet and the violent insurgency that fought opposed to it. Now that fifty-year story of warring ideologies, terrorism, greed, mystery intelligence, ethical compromises, and embattled faiths is eventually given its due within the three-book saga of Star Trek's misplaced Era...
As violence all throughout Bajor maintains to enhance, Cardassian forces tighten their grip at the captive planet, using again the resistance at each flip; yet on Terok Nor and in other places, the winds of swap are stirring -- the beginnings of a storm that would modify the panorama of the profession. And whereas mystery dealings, transferring alliances, and private demons buoy the wings of revolution, a mysterious shape-shifting existence shape starts a trip that might make a decision the destiny of worlds.
By Aldous Huxley
A Hollywood millionaire with an apprehension of demise, whose own healthcare professional occurs to be engaged on a idea of longevity-these are the weather of Aldous Huxley's caustic and exciting satire on man's wish to stay indefinitely. together with his widely used wit and highbrow sophistication, Huxley pursues his characters of their quest for the everlasting, completing on a observe of horror. "This is Mr. Huxley's Hollywood novel, and also you could count on it to be superb, extravagant, loopy and preposterous. it's all that, and heaven and hell too....It is the type of novel that he's quite the grasp of, the place the main remarkable and fortuitous occasions are by means of contemplative little essays at the which means of life....The tale is outrageously good."―New York Times. "A hugely sensational plot that may hold extraordinary you to essentially the ultimate sentence."―The New Yorker. "Mr. Huxley's stylish mockery, his merciless aptness of word, the revelations and the creative surprises he springs at the reader are these of a grasp craftsman; Mr. Huxley is on the most sensible of his form." ―London Times Literary Supplement.
By Roland Merullo
The new novel from the award-winning writer of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the tale of a tender Catholic lady jolted from a quietly religious lifestyles in pursuit of a mysterious calling.
Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming lifestyles outdoors of Boston, guided via her Catholic religion. whilst she loses her cherished grandmother, she starts experiencing “spells” of such extreme religious intimacy that she wonders approximately her sanity. dedicated to her aged father and never really drawn to relationship and socializing, she develops a deep friendship together with her parish priest. His congregation sees him as provocative and radical, yet he encourages Cynthia to discover her faith—however it offers itself.
When he's killed in a mysterious coincidence, a message starts to emerge from Cynthia’s prayers: God is asking her to be the 1st girl Catholic priest. Her revelation is met with ridicule by way of yes of the extra reactionary officers she reaches out to in the Church. not able to track out the divine messages, she we could the ability of dependable religion force her all of the technique to the Vatican in pursuit of a future she doesn’t absolutely understand—and a flip of occasions that might unavoidably convey lengthy late swap to the Catholic Church.
By Steven Galloway
From the writer of The Cellist of Sarajevo, an exhilarating new novel that makes use of the existence and unexpected demise of Harry Houdini to weave a story of magic, intrigue, and illusion.
What is actual and what's an phantasm? are you able to belief your reminiscence to supply a correct checklist of what has occurred on your life?
The Confabulist is a smart , exciting, and suspenseful narrative that weaves jointly the increase and fall of world-famous Harry Houdini with the impressive tale of Martin Strauss, an unknown guy whose destiny turns out without end tied to the magician’s in a fashion that would eventually startle and amaze. it really is straight away a bright portrait of an fascinating, late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century international; a front-row seat to a world-class magic express; and an unforeseen love tale. after all, the booklet is a type of magic trick in itself: there's even more to Martin than meets the eye.
Historically wealthy and ingeniously instructed, it is a novel approximately magic and reminiscence, fact and phantasm, and the ways in which love, desire, grief, and mind's eye can—for higher or for worse—alter what we understand and think.
By Tom Lichtenberg
A haunted table, a case of improper identification and ominous threats from mysterious strangers may be heavily tense while all you will have is to get your task performed and cross domestic in your kin. occasionally you simply need to take the horns by means of the bull and take care of it. as regards to Nowhere, a brief novel of weather switch, hazard and suspense.