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A Changed Man PDF Book By Francine Prose

A Changed Man

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 006185977X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 235 Readers
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“Francine Prose has a knack for getting to the heart of human nature. . . . We are allowed to enter the moral dilemmas of fascinating characters whose emotional lives are strung out by the same human frailties, secrets and insecurities we all share.” —USA Today One spring afternoon, Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi walks into the office of a human rights foundation headed by Meyer Maslow, a charismatic Holocaust survivor. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-looking stranger with Waffen SS tattoos who says that his mission is to save guys like him from becoming guys like him? As Vincent gradually turns into the sort of person who might actually be able to do that, he also begins to transform everyone around him, including Maslow himself. Masterfully plotted, darkly comic, A Changed Man poses essential questions about human nature, morality, and the capacity for change, illuminating the everyday transactions, both political and personal, in our lives.

A Changed Man And Other Tales PDF Book By Thomas Hardy

A Changed Man And Other Tales

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 865 Readers
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A Changed Man and Other Tales is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913, although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900.

A Changed Man, and Other Tales PDF Book By Thomas Hardy

A Changed Man, and Other Tales

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 539 Readers
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"A Changed Man, and Other Tales" by Thomas Hardy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Changed Man and Other Tales PDF Book By Thomas Hardy

A Changed Man and Other Tales

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Page : 266 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 143 Readers
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CHAPTER I The person who, next to the actors themselves, chanced to know most of their story, lived just below ‘Top o’ Town’ (as the spot was called) in an old substantially-built house, distinguished among its neighbours by having an oriel window on the first floor, whence could be obtained a raking view of the High Street, west and east, the former including Laura’s dwelling, the end of the Town Avenue hard by (in which were played the odd pranks hereafter to be mentioned), the Port-Bredy road rising westwards, and the turning that led to the cavalry barracks where the Captain was quartered. Looking eastward down the town from the same favoured gazebo, the long perspective of houses declined and dwindled till they merged in the highway across the moor. The white riband of road disappeared over Grey’s Bridge a quarter of a mile off, to plunge into innumerable rustic windings, shy shades, and solitary undulations up hill and down dale for one hundred and twenty miles till it exhibited itself at Hyde Park Corner as a smooth bland surface in touch with a busy and fashionable world. To the barracks aforesaid had recently arrived the ---th Hussars, a regiment new to the locality. Almost before any acquaintance with its members had been made by the townspeople, a report spread that they were a ‘crack’ body of men, and had brought a splendid band. For some reason or other the town had not been used as the headquarters of cavalry for many years, the various troops stationed there having consisted of casual detachments only; so that it was with a sense of honour that everybody—even the small furniture-broker from whom the married troopers hired tables and chairs—received the news of their crack quality.

The Changed Man PDF Book By Orson Scott Card

The Changed Man

  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN Code: : 1429922192
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 799 Readers
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Eleven chilling tales, including the author's introductions and afterword comments, provoke the dreaded dark side of the reader's imagination. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Changed Man PDF Book By Thomas Hardy

A Changed Man

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 551 Readers
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A Changed Man is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913, although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900. There are eleven short stories and a novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. At the end of the book there is a map of the imaginary Wessex of Hardy's novels and poems. Six of the stories were published before 1891 and therefore lacked international copyright protection when the collection began to be sold in October 1913. This is the final book (other than some poetry) published by Thomas Hardy in his long career. It is a collection of minor novels (as Hardy calls them in the prefatory note). A collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy: "A Changed Man", "A Waiting Supper", "Alicia's Diary", "The Grave by the Handpost", "Enter a Dragoon", "A Tryst at an Ancient Earthwork", "What the Shepherd Saw", "A Committee-Man of 'The Terror'", "Master John Horseleigh, Knight", "The Duke's Reappearance", "A Mere Interlude", "The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid".

A Changed Man, and Other Tales PDF Book By Thomas Hardy

A Changed Man, and Other Tales

  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Page : 242 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 376 Readers
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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Changed Man, and Other Tales" by Thomas Hardy. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Life’s Little Ironies & A Changed Man PDF Book By Hardy T.

Life’s Little Ironies & A Changed Man

  • Author: Hardy T.
  • ISBN Code: : 5521069135
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 659 Readers
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Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) was an English novelist and poet. The phrase `life’s little ironies’ is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches refl ect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy’s art as a writer of fi ction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fi n de siecle bourgeois life.

A Changed Man | The Pink Classics PDF Book By Thomas Hardy,Sheba Blake

A Changed Man | The Pink Classics

  • Author: Thomas Hardy,Sheba Blake
  • ISBN Code: : 3962552146
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 859 Readers
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A Changed Man is a collection of twelve tales written by Thomas Hardy. The collection was originally published in book form in 1913, although all of the tales had been previously published in newspapers or magazines from 1881 to 1900. There are eleven short stories and a novella The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid. At the end of the book there is a map of the imaginary Wessex of Hardy's novels and poems. Six of the stories were published before 1891 and therefore lacked international copyright protection when the collection began to be sold in October 1913. Alicia's Diary is a short story written by Victorian novelist Thomas Hardy in 1887. It is the diary of a girl named Alicia that is a tragic romance. The story was reprinted in the 1913 collection A Changed Man and Other Tales. A Mere Interlude is a short story by Thomas Hardy. It was first published in The Bolton Weekly Journal in October 1885. The story was reprinted in the collection A Changed Man and Other Tales (1913).

Reading Like a Writer PDF Book By Francine Prose

Reading Like a Writer

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0061751898
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 171 Readers
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A distinguished novelist and critic inspires readers and writers with this inside look at how the professionals read—and write Long before there were creative writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose. As she takes us on a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters—Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Kafka, Austen, Dickens, Woolf, Chekhov—Prose discovers why these writers endure. She takes pleasure in the signature elements of such outsatanding writers as Philip Roth, Isaac Babel, John Le Carré, James Joyce, and Katherine Mansfield. Throughout, she cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted. Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart.

Goldengrove PDF Book By Francine Prose

Goldengrove

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0062329030
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 374 Readers
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At the center of Francine Prose's profoundly moving new novel is a young girl facing the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them. She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery. But for all the darkness at the novel's heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life. Goldengrove takes its place among the great novels of adolescence, beside Henry James's The Awkward Age and L. P. Hartley's The Go-Between.

Blue Angel PDF Book By Francine Prose

Blue Angel

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0061864900
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 763 Readers
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The National Book Award Finalist from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose—now the major motion picture Submission “Screamingly funny … Blue Angel culminates in a sexual harassment hearing that rivals the Salem witch trials.” —USA Today It's been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help. But, as we all know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Deliciously risque, Blue Angel is a withering take on today's academic mores and a scathing tale that vividly shows what can happen when academic politics collides with political correctness.

Hunters and Gatherers PDF Book By Francine Prose

Hunters and Gatherers

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 1480445096
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 238 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 798 Readers
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The New York Times–bestselling author takes on New Agers as one woman searches for meaning in this “brilliantly satiric but . . . sweet-natured” novel (Publishers Weekly). Thirty-year-old Martha is stagnating in a demeaning, woefully underpaid job as a fact-checker at frothy fashion magazine Mode and an unhappy relationship with an unrepentant jerk. But she stumbles upon an unlikely new circle of friends when she interrupts a goddess-worshipping ceremony on Fire Island and ends up rescuing its accident-prone leader, Isis Moonwagon, from the waves. From the steel skyscrapers of Manhattan to a sweat lodge in the Arizona desert, Martha chases fulfillment and self-actualization in the company of this group of opinionated, bumbling women, but the revelations she receives are not necessarily what she expected. “Prose’s satiric vision could not be more sharply focused here, and her powers of observation and deadpan humor never falter” as she sends up the New Age movement and its over-earnest adherents (The Miami Herald).

The Glorious Ones PDF Book By Francine Prose

The Glorious Ones

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 1480445053
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 154 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 786 Readers
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The story of a troupe of actors in seventeenth-century Italy, from “one of a handful of truly indispensable American writers” (Gary Shteyngart). The Glorious Ones are an unlikely troupe of actors, traveling up and down the seventeenth-century Italian countryside performing commedia dell’arte for kings, for peasants, for anyone with coin. There is Armanda, the cheerful dwarf and ex-nun; chattering Columbina; Pantalone the miser; and the wicked Brighella—all led by Flaminio Scala, the self-proclaimed most courageous man in Christendom. But for all their wild differences, not one of them is prepared for the arrival of Isabella, their mysterious new director, who is about to turn their whole world upside down. Dramatic and imaginative, this tale of adventure, love, and theater is a historical romp from the award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author of novels, including Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, and Household Saints, as well as the literary guide book Reading Like a Writer.

Anne Frank PDF Book By Francine Prose

Anne Frank

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0061959162
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 643 Readers
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“Prose’s book is a stunning achievement. . . . Now Anne Frank stands before us. . . a figure who will live not only in history but also in the literature she aspired to create.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune In June, 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic. For two years, she described life in hiding in vivid, unforgettable detail and grappled with the unfolding events of World War II. Before the attic was raided in August, 1944, Anne Frank furiously revised and edited her work, crafting a piece of literature that she hoped would be read by the public after the war. And read it has been. In Anne Frank, bestselling author Francine Prose deftly parses the artistry, ambition, and enduring influence of Anne Frank’s beloved classic, The Diary of a Young Girl. She investigates the diary’s unique afterlife: the obstacles and criticism Otto Frank faced in publishing his daughter’s words; the controversy surrounding the diary’s Broadway and film adaptations, and the social mores of the 1950s that reduced it to a tale of adolescent angst and love; the conspiracy theories that have cried fraud, and the scientific analysis that proved them wrong. Finally, having assigned the book to her own students, Prose considers the rewards and challenges of teaching one of the world’s most read, and banned, books. How has the life and death of one girl become emblematic of the lives and deaths of so many, and why do her words continue to inspire? Approved by both the Anne Frank House Foundation in Amsterdam and the Anne Frank-Fonds in Basel, run by the Frank family, Anne Frank unravels the fascinating story of a memoir that has become one of the most compelling, intimate, and important documents of modern history.

Women and Children First PDF Book By Francine Prose

Women and Children First

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 148044507X
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 515 Readers
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“Reading [this book] is like driving down the road with a companion who is so smart and funny and insightful that her conversation transforms the landscape” (Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Thousand Acres). The twelve “meticulously observed” stories of Women and Children First showcase New York Times–bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Francine Prose at her finest—offering a glimpse into the lives of men and women searching for connection and meaning in a world that often seems pre-programmed for absurdity (The New York Times). An adult daughter struggling to understand her father’s newfound Hasidic faith, an alcoholic trying to improve himself by fasting, a housewife enrolled in the New Consciousness Academy, a French literature professor who’s begun to fear Madame Bovary, and a young woman seeking direction from a Tibetan master in the company of neurotic, overeager followers—these are the achingly, hilariously real people who inhabit these “wise and witty” stories (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).

Change of Seasons PDF Book By Khurram Elahi

Change of Seasons

  • Author: Khurram Elahi
  • ISBN Code: : 183978296X
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 469 Readers
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John Winters hoped things would get better. But an unfortunate turn of events led him down a terrifying slippery slope in more ways than one.Reminiscing about his childhood, he rediscovered memories that would come back to haunt him. All he wanted was to find warmth and hope. In his race against time, John was forced to face his affliction and combat his fears. As he struggled, an unlikely saviour came in the form of a close friend, providing at least some solace and understanding. The question was whether it was too little, too late.

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man PDF Book By Christopher Hitchens

Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

  • Author: Christopher Hitchens
  • ISBN Code: : 155584927X
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 884 Readers
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A timely primer and a highly personal appreciation of one of the most influential and revolutionary works of political philosophy. Christopher Hitchens, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of God Is Not Great has been called a Tom Paine for our times, and in this addition to the Books that Changed the World Series, he vividly introduces Paine and his Declaration of the Rights of Man, the world’s foremost defense of democracy. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke’s attack on the French Revolution, Paine’s text is a passionate defense of man’s inalienable rights, and the key to his reputation. Ever since the day of publication in 1791, Declaration of the Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, suppressed, and co-opted, but in Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man, Hitchens marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Famous as a polemicist and provocative commentator, Hitchens is a political descendent of the great pamphleteer. In this engaging work he demonstrates how Thomas Paine’s book forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States of America, and how “in a time when both rights and reason are under attack, the life and writing of Thomas Paine will always be part of the arsenal on which we shall need to depend.” Enlivened by Hitchens’s extraordinary prose, this “elegant and useful primer . . . ought still to engage us all” (The Guardian). “Paine, as Hitchens notes in this lucid and fast-moving appreciation, has no proper memorial anywhere; this slender book makes a good start.” —Kirkus Reviews

Self-Made Man PDF Book By Norah Vincent

Self-Made Man

  • Author: Norah Vincent
  • ISBN Code: : 1101201347
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 759 Readers
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A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man. Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 PDF Book By Francine Prose

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0062199137
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 247 Readers
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A richly imagined and stunningly inventive literary masterpiece of love, art, and betrayal, exploring the genesis of evil, the unforeseen consequences of love, and the ultimate unreliability of storytelling itself. Paris in the 1920s shimmers with excitement, dissipation, and freedom. It is a place of intoxicating ambition, passion, art, and discontent, where louche jazz venues like the Chameleon Club draw expats, artists, libertines, and parvenus looking to indulge their true selves. It is at the Chameleon where the striking Lou Villars, an extraordinary athlete and scandalous cross-dressing lesbian, finds refuge among the club’s loyal denizens, including the rising Hungarian photographer Gabor Tsenyi, the socialite and art patron Baroness Lily de Rossignol; and the caustic American writer Lionel Maine. As the years pass, their fortunes—and the world itself—evolve. Lou falls desperately in love and finds success as a race car driver. Gabor builds his reputation with startlingly vivid and imaginative photographs, including a haunting portrait of Lou and her lover, which will resonate through all their lives. As the exuberant twenties give way to darker times, Lou experiences another metamorphosis—sparked by tumultuous events—that will warp her earnest desire for love and approval into something far more.

The Vixen PDF Book By Francine Prose

The Vixen

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0063012162
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 333 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 692 Readers
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Named one of the best books of 2021 by NPR, The Washington Post, and Financial Times “No one states problems more correctly, more astutely, more amusingly and more uncomfortably than Francine Prose . . . The gift of her work to a reader is to create for us what she creates for her protagonist: the subtle unfolding, the moment-by-moment process of discovery as we read and change, from not knowing and even not wanting to know or care, to seeing what we had not seen and finding our way to the light of the ending.”—Amy Bloom, New York Times Book Review "Depending on the light, it’s either a very funny serious story or a very serious funny story. But no matter how you turn it, The Vixen offers an illuminating reflection on the slippery nature of truth in America, then and now."—Washington Post Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Francine Prose returns with a dazzling new novel set in the glamorous world of 1950s New York publishing, the story of a young man tasked with editing a steamy bodice-ripper based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg—an assignment that will reveal the true cost of entering that seductive, dangerous new world. It’s 1953, and Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm, has entered a glittering world of three-martini lunches, exclusive literary parties, and old-money aristocrats in exquisitely tailored suits, a far cry from his loving, middle-class Jewish family in Coney Island. But Simon’s first assignment—editing The Vixen, the Patriot and the Fanatic, a lurid bodice-ripper improbably based on the recent trial and execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, a potboiler intended to shore up the firm’s failing finances—makes him question the cost of admission. Because Simon has a secret that, at the height of the Red Scare and the McCarthy hearings, he cannot reveal: his beloved mother was a childhood friend of Ethel Rosenberg’s. His parents mourn Ethel’s death. Simon’s dilemma grows thornier when he meets The Vixen’s author, the startlingly beautiful, reckless, seductive Anya Partridge, ensconced in her opium-scented boudoir in a luxury Hudson River mental asylum. As mysteries deepen, as the confluence of sex, money, politics and power spirals out of Simon’s control, he must face what he’s lost by exchanging the loving safety of his middle-class Jewish parents’ Coney Island apartment for the witty, whiskey-soaked orbit of his charismatic boss, the legendary Warren Landry. Gradually Simon realizes that the people around him are not what they seem, that everyone is keeping secrets, that ordinary events may conceal a diabolical plot—and that these crises may steer him toward a brighter future. At once domestic and political, contemporary and historic, funny and heartbreaking, enlivened by surprising plot turns and passages from Anya’s hilariously bad novel, The Vixen illuminates a period of history with eerily striking similarities to the current moment. Meanwhile it asks timeless questions: How do we balance ambition and conscience? What do social mobility and cultural assimilation require us to sacrifice? How do we develop an authentic self, discover a vocation, and learn to live with the mysteries of love, family, art, life and loss?

Household Saints PDF Book By Francine Prose

Household Saints

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 1480445061
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 253 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 428 Readers
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This tale of a family in Little Italy is “a minor miracle . . . documenting the madness and the grace of God in everyday life” (Newsweek). On a 1950s September night so hot that the devout Catholics of Little Italy wonder if New York City has slipped into hell, the butcher Joseph Santangelo invites his friends to play pinochle. At the end of a long, sweaty, boozy evening, his friend Lino Falconetti, addled by wine and heat, bets the hand of his daughter, Catherine—and Santangelo wins. Santangelo’s modern new wife clashes immediately with his superstitious, fiercely protective mother. But years later, it is Catherine who is horrified when the daughter they raise turns out to have more in common with the old world than the new. From a New York Times–bestselling author, this story of two generations of an Italian-American family is imaginative, evocative, funny, and warm—and was made into an acclaimed film directed by Nancy Savoca, starring Tracey Ullman, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Lili Taylor.

No Words PDF Book By Meg Cabot

No Words

  • Author: Meg Cabot
  • ISBN Code: : 0062890107
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 138 Readers
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Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries, returns to Little Bridge Island with a new story about a children’s book author with a case of writer’s block and an arrogant novelist who have to set aside their differences as they get through a weekend long book festival that just might change everything—including their feelings for each other. Don’t Judge a Book by Its Author... Welcome to Little Bridge, one of the smallest, most beautiful islands in the Florida Keys. Jo Wright always swore she’d never step foot on Little Bridge Island—not as long as her nemesis, bestselling author Will Price, is living there. Then Jo’s given an offer she can’t refuse: an all-expense paid trip to speak and sign at the island’s first ever book festival. Even though arrogant Will is the last person Jo wants to see, she could really use the festival’s more-than-generous speaking fee. She’s suffering from a crippling case of writer’s block on the next installment of her bestselling children’s series, and her father needs financial help as well. Then Jo hears that Will is off-island on the set of the film of his next book. Hallelujah! But when she arrives on Little Bridge, Jo is in for a shock: Will is not only at the book festival, but seems genuinely sorry for his past actions—and more than willing not only to make amends, but prove to Jo that he’s a changed man. Things seem to be looking up—until disaster strikes, causing Jo to wonder: Do any of us ever really know anyone?

Mr Iyer Goes to War PDF Book By Ryan Lobo

Mr Iyer Goes to War

  • Author: Ryan Lobo
  • ISBN Code: : 1408881632
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 459 Readers
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An inventive, ambitious interpretation of Don Quixote for our times, Mr Iyer Goes To War is a playful, profound adventure heralding a bold new voice in Indian fiction Dispatched to a home in the sacred city of Varanasi, Lalgudi Iyer spends his days immersed in scripture. When an accident leaves him with concussion, he receives a vision of his past incarnation - he was the mythological warrior Bhima, sent from the heavens to destroy evil. Convinced of his need to continue Bhima's mission and revive the noble principles of the Mahabharata, Iyer embarks on an epic adventure down the sacred Ganges with the help of his trust companion Bencho, the undertaker. His attempts at restoring order to the world - and winning the heart of the half-beautiful but oblivious widow Damayanti - are hampered only by his complete detachment from the reality of contemporary India. Mr Iyer Goes to War introduces a bold, witty new voice of Indian fiction in this playful and profound tale of love, adventure and friendship.

The Other Side of Silence PDF Book By Philip Kerr

The Other Side of Silence

  • Author: Philip Kerr
  • ISBN Code: : 0698413113
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 363 Readers
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When Bernie Gunther takes on a blackmail case and gets involved in the affairs of British spies, the former detective risks exposing his own dark past in this thrilling novel hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “one of Kerr’s best.” Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, 1956. Having gone into hiding in the French Riviera, Bernie Gunther is working as a concierge at the Grand-Hôtel under a false name. His days and nights consist of maneuvering drunks to their rooms, shooing away prostitutes in search of trade, and answering the mindless questions posed by the absurdly rich guests—needless to say, he’s miserable. Now, the man who was once a homicide detective and unwilling SS officer in Hitler’s Third Reich is simply the person you turn to for touring tips or if you need a bridge partner. As it just so happens, a rich and famous writer needs someone to fill the fourth seat in a regular game at the Villa Mauresque. But Somerset Maugham wants Bernie to help him get out of a game far more dangerous than bridge. Maugham is being blackmailed—perhaps because of his unorthodox lifestyle, or perhaps because, once upon a time, Maugham worked for the British Secret Service...

A Man from Another Land PDF Book By Isaiah Washington

A Man from Another Land

  • Author: Isaiah Washington
  • ISBN Code: : 1599954265
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 267 Readers
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In this inspirational memoir, Grey's Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington explains how filling in the gaps of his past led him to discover a new passion: helping those less fortunate. DNA testing revealed that Washington was descended from the Mende people, who today live in Sierra Leone. For many people, the story would end with the results of the search; for Isaiah, it had just begun. Discovering his roots has given him a new purpose, to lead an inspirational life defined by faith and charity. After visiting Sierra Leone, and researching the country and its needs, Washington forged a strong relationship with the Mende people, and was inducted as Chief Gondobay Manga in May 2006. He established The Gondobay Manga Foundation to institute many improvements suggested by the country's people, addressing educational concerns, practical issues (road building, water supply, and electricity), and rehabilitative projects. Dual citizenship has been a dream of African-Americans such as W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, but Washington became the first to realize that honor in 2008. A twofold milestone, it was also the first time an African president granted citizenship based on DNA.

Touch PDF Book By Francine Prose

Touch

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0061920134
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 354 Readers
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What really happened at the back of the bus? Did they, or didn't they? Did she, or didn't she? Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the parents, the lawyers. The incident at the back of the bus becomes the center of Maisie's life and the talk of the school, and, horribly, it becomes news. With just a few words and a touch, the kids and their community are changed forever. From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes an unforgettable story about the difficulties of telling the truth, the consequences of lying, and the most dangerous twist of all—the possibility that you yourself will come to believe something that you know isn't true.

How to Catch a Wild Viscount PDF Book By Tessa Dare

How to Catch a Wild Viscount

  • Author: Tessa Dare
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Tessa Dare
  • Page : 80 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 158 Readers
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She’s on the hunt for a hero… Luke Trenton, Viscount Merritt, returned from war a changed man. Battle stripped away his civility and brought out his inner beast. There is no charm or tenderness in him now; only dark passions and a hardened soul. He has nothing to offer the starry-eyed, innocent girl who pledged her heart to him four years ago. But Cecily Hale isn’t a girl any longer. She’s grown into a woman—one who won’t be pushed away. She and Luke are guests at a house party when a local legend captures their friends’ imaginations. While the others plunge into the forest on a wild goose...er, stag chase, Cecily’s on the hunt for a man. She has only a few moonlit nights to reach the real Luke…the wounded heart she knows still beats inside the war-ravaged body…or she could lose him to the darkness forever. This is a novella of approximately 20,000 words, or 80 pages. It was originally published under the title The Legend of the Werestag.

Half a Life PDF Book By Darin Strauss

Half a Life

  • Author: Darin Strauss
  • ISBN Code: : 0679643826
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 735 Readers
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In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey—graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force. Look for special features inside, including an interview with Colum McCann.

The Great Alone PDF Book By Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone

  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN Code: : 125016561X
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 617 Readers
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In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature. #1 New York Times Instant Bestseller (February 2018) A People “Book of the Week” Buzzfeed’s “Most Anticipated Women’s Fiction Reads of 2018” Seattle Times’s “Books to Look Forward to in 2018” Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future. In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

The Glass Castle PDF Book By Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

  • Author: Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN Code: : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 962 Readers
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MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Short Stories of Thomas Hardy PDF Book By Kristin Brady

Short Stories of Thomas Hardy

  • Author: Kristin Brady
  • ISBN Code: : 1349074020
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 235 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 327 Readers
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The Hearts of Men PDF Book By Nickolas Butler

The Hearts of Men

  • Author: Nickolas Butler
  • ISBN Code: : 0062469703
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 611 Readers
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Camp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and overachiever, is the Bugler, sounding the reveille proudly each morning. Yet this particular summer marks the beginning of an uncertain and tenuous friendship with a popular boy named Jonathan. Over the years, Nelson, irrevocably scarred from the Vietnam War, becomes Scoutmaster of Camp Chippewa, while Jonathan marries, divorces, and turns his father’s business into a highly profitable company. And when something unthinkable happens at a camp get-together with Nelson as Scoutmaster and Jonathan’s teenage grandson and daughter-in-law as campers, the aftermath demonstrates the depths—and the limits—of Nelson’s selflessness and bravery. The Hearts of Men is a sweeping, panoramic novel about the slippery definitions of good and evil, family and fidelity, the challenges and rewards of lifelong friendships, the bounds of morality—and redemption.

At Last PDF Book By Edward F. Potts

At Last

  • Author: Edward F. Potts
  • ISBN Code: : 9781452095615
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 194 pages
  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Reviews : 152 Readers
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When you open this book, it will take you on a journey of my life, relationships with family, friends, and my introduction with God himself. When life deals you a bad hand just know there is healing in the hands of the most high God. And that's why i can share this book with others who might not know forgiveness brings forth love and graduates you to the next level of life.

Blue Diary PDF Book By Alice Hoffman

Blue Diary

  • Author: Alice Hoffman
  • ISBN Code: : 1440672776
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 709 Readers
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Alice Hoffman, the bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, asks how we can find the courage to face the unthinkable in this compelling New York Times Notable Book. When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike. Now, the police are at the door. Ethan Ford's life as an irreproachable family man and heroic volunteer fireman has come to an end—and Jorie Ford's life is coming apart. Some of the residents of Monroe are rallying behind Ethan. But others, including his wife and son, and wondering what remains true when so much is shown to be false—and how capable we really are of change.

Welcome to the Writer's Life PDF Book By Paulette Perhach

Welcome to the Writer's Life

  • Author: Paulette Perhach
  • ISBN Code: : 1632171538
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 825 Readers
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Learn how to take your work to the next level with this informative guide on the craft, business, and lifestyle of writing With warmth and humor, Paulette Perhach welcomes you into the writer’s life as someone who has once been on the outside looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of being a writer—from your writing practice to your reading practice, from your writing craft to the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. In Welcome to the Writer’s Life, you will learn how to tap into the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career. Perhach also unpacks the latest research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design, demonstrating how you can use these findings to further improve your writing projects. Complete with exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life.

The Man Who Changed Everything PDF Book By Basil Mahon

The Man Who Changed Everything

  • Author: Basil Mahon
  • ISBN Code: : 0470012544
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 246 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 951 Readers
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This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century — and his discoveries went on to shape the twentieth century.

The Turning PDF Book By Francine Prose

The Turning

  • Author: Francine Prose
  • ISBN Code: : 0062190288
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 605 Readers
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A dark house. An isolated island. Strange dreams and even stranger visions . . . Jack is spending the summer on a private island far from modern conveniences. No Wi-Fi, no cell service, no one else on the island but a housekeeper and the two very peculiar children in his care. The first time Jack sees the huge black mansion atop a windswept hill, he senses something cold, something more sinister than even the dark house itself. Soon, he feels terribly isolated and alone. Yet he is not alone. The house has visitors—peering in the windows, staring from across the shore. But why doesn't anyone else see them . . . and what do they want? As secrets are revealed and darker truths surface, Jack desperately struggles to maintain a grip on reality. He knows what he sees, and he isn't crazy. . . . Or is he? From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes a mind-bending story that will leave you realizing how subtle the lines that separate reality, imagination, and insanity really are.

Maps in a Mirror PDF Book By Orson Scott Card

Maps in a Mirror

  • Author: Orson Scott Card
  • ISBN Code: : 1429966157
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 688 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 164 Readers
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Maps in a Mirror brings together nearly all of Orson Scott Card's short fiction written between 1977 and 1990. For those readers who have followed this remarkable talent since the beginning, here are all those amazing stories gathered together in one place, with some extra surprises as well. For the hundreds of thousands who are newly come to Card, here is chance to experience the wonder of a writer so versatile that he can handle everything from traditional narrative poetry to modern experimental fiction with equal ease and grace. The brilliant story-telling of the Alvin Maker books is no accident; the breathless excitement evoked by the Ender books is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In this enormous volume are forty-six stories, plus ten long, intensely personal essays, unique to this volume. In them the author reveals some of his reasons and motivations for writing, with a good deal of autobiography into the bargain. "One of the genre's most convincing storytellers. An important volume."--Library Journal At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Brink PDF Book By James S. Murray,Darren Wearmouth

The Brink

  • Author: James S. Murray,Darren Wearmouth
  • ISBN Code: : 0062868985
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 362 Readers
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“Murray and Wearmouth’s latest THE BRINK is a white-knuckled rollercoaster. This novel is chocked full of everything I love: strange creatures, a world teetering on the edge, and heroes who I’d want at my side during any firefight. This isn’t just a story hopped on steroids—but one injected with nitrous and blazing on all cylinders. Give me more!” —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of Crucible The sequel to the international bestseller (including #1 Sunday Times bestseller) Awakened, by one of the stars of TruTV’s Impractical Jokers and a bestselling science fiction author. Former NYC Mayor Tom Cafferty has been haunted by the horror of a single day. The opening of the brand new Z-train subway line beneath the Hudson River—the supposed shining moment of his tenure. But the ribbon-cutting ceremony turned deadly when the train carrying Cafferty’s wife and other citizens was attacked by a horde of hyper intelligent, bloodthirsty creatures previously unknown to humanity. Everything changed for Cafferty, ex-NYPD officer Sarah Bowcut, and tech-expert Diego Munoz that day. They had uncovered the deadly truth: the attack was no accident. And now the creatures that wreaked havoc underneath New York have spread worldwide, and with a massive cover-up—and a secret organization holding nations hostage with the knowledge of how to kill them—Cafferty’s team must fight against impossible odds to save the entire planet from an apocalyptic scale disaster. An explosive and thrilling international adventure, the stakes are even higher in the latest book from bestselling duo James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth!