Download E-books The Isle of Youth: Stories PDF

By Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg's attractive new publication, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of girls mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed stuck in an inscrutable marriage, to non-public eyes operating a baffling case in South Florida, to who assists her magician mom and steals from the viewers, the characters in those bewitching tales are instantaneously susceptible and unsafe, bighearted and ruthless, and they'll do what it takes to outlive.

Each story is spun with dependent urgency, and the reader grows hooked up to the marginalized younger women in those stories―women grappling with the alternatives they have made and looking for the clues to unencumber their internal worlds. this can be the paintings of a fearless author whose tales consider either magical and mystical, incomes her the name of "sorceress" from her readers. Be ready to fall lower than her spell.
An NPR most sensible ebook of 2013

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Download E-books Reginald in Russia: And Other Sketches PDF

By H. H. Munro (Saki)

Edwardian writer Hector Hugh Munro wrote lower than the cryptic pseudonym Saki, generating a various and strong physique of labor. This assortment contains a tale that follows Reginald, a routine personality in Saki's writing, to the frosty burgs of early twentieth-century Russia.

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Download E-books In Persuasion Nation PDF

By George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 nationwide booklet Award Finalist for Fiction.

Talking sweet bars, child geniuses, disillusioned moms, castrated canine, interned children, and ethical fables—all during this hilarious and heartbreaking assortment from an writer hailed because the inheritor to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.
"The very first thing you must be aware of is that Saunders is the funniest author in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a canopy, a diversion, underneath which stay a few profoundly severe intentions concerning the morality of the way we are living and hte strength of affection and immanent demise to rework us into significantly higher creatures... i cannot consider one other author who might try and do what Saunders is doing, or whatever with reference to it. this can be a tremendous book."—The Nation

"Saunders is a hilarious, depraved, and pitch-perfect satirist of our occasions, in fact, yet for a satirist he has loads of heart."—Esquire

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Download E-books Once Upon a Time (A Short Story) PDF

By Ayse Kulin

Güllü, a married lady dwelling in poverty, refuses to extinguish her goals regardless of the cruelty and violence of her husband. She convinces him to permit her to paintings outdoor the house and takes on a role operating for psychologist Gül Hanım. the 2 girls shape a real friendship, and Güllü sees for the 1st time girl can decide upon her personal lifestyles, even whereas dwelling in a spot the place man’s be aware and man’s fist are the legislation. yet, after an extended and unexplained absence, Gül Hanım’s estranged husband returns. He wishes whatever she can’t supply him, and he won’t supply her whatever she desperately needs—her freedom.

Once Upon a Time is a narrative of interweaving lives, sure through threads of deception, the will for keep watch over, and wish within the face of powerlessness.

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Download E-books An Empty Room: Stories (New Directions Paperbook) PDF

A marvelous cycle of brief tales by way of certainly one of China’s such a lot respected modern writers and one of many world’s best artist-intellectuals.

An Empty Room is the 1st booklet via the prestigious chinese language author Mu Xin to seem in English. A cycle of 13 tenderly evocative tales written whereas Mu Xin used to be residing in exile, this assortment is akin to the structural fantastic thing about Hemingway’s In Our Time and the imagistic strength of Kawabata’s palm-of-the-hand tales. From the standard (a bus coincidence) to the weird (Buddhist halos) to the clever (Goethe, Lao Zi), Mu Xin’s wandering “I” interweaves plots with philosophical grace and non secular profundity. A small blue bowl turns into a logo of vanishing early life; a painter in a race opposed to fading reminiscence scribbles notes in an underground legal in the course of the Cultural Revolution; an deserted temple room holds a depressing secret. An Empty Room is a soul-stirring web page turner, a Sebaldian reverie of passing time, loss, and humanity regained.

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Download E-books Good Bones PDF

By Margaret Atwood

Those clever and witty writings domestic in on Shakespeare, tree stumps, ecological failures, our bodies (male and female), and theology, among different concerns. We pay attention Gertrude's model of what relatively occurred in Hamlet; an unpleasant sister and a depraved stepmother installed a very good note for themselves,and a reincarnated bat explains how Bram Stoker obtained Dracula hopelessly unsuitable. solid Bones is natural distilled Atwood - deliciously powerful and bittersweet.

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Download E-books Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories PDF

By Paul Theroux

“Suave and comprehensive . . . [The tales] are unsettling, immune to tidy denouement and faintly misanthropic.” — Washington Post
“Beneath the misleading beauty of those tales, land mines lurk, and Theroux detonates them with gusto.” — O, the Oprah Magazine

A relatives watches their patriarch rework into the making a song, wisecracking lead of an old-timey minstrel express. An artwork collector publicly destroys his most respected items. boys stand by way of as their father wages conflict at the raccoons residing less than their residence. during this new assortment, acclaimed writer Paul Theroux exhibits us humanity possessed, ate up by means of compulsive wish, continuously along with his rigorously honed eye for aspect and the delicate idiosyncrasies that carry his characters to lifestyles. Searing, darkish, and likely to unsettle, Mr. Bones is a beautiful exhibit of Theroux’s “fluent, faintly sinister powers of imaginative and prescient and mind's eye” (The New Yorker).
“Fans of Theroux’s fiction may be happy to watch, within the twenty tales accumulated in Mr. Bones, transparent proof of the way little he has mellowed over the years . . . Mr. Bones is a chain of ordinarily darkish and sharply concentrated snapshots from the area that Paul Theroux has observed—and invented.”  — Francine Prose, New York instances ebook Review

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Download E-books Histórias de Alexandre PDF

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be largely one among crucial Brazilian authors of the 20 th century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, suffering from poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, kingdom of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed by way of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His studies in detention center could turn into a special own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" type of writing and the clash among the identity and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the e-book (in Portuguese):

Alexandre é um "contador de causos" do sertão nordestino, é meio caçador e meio vaqueiro, alto, magro, já velho e com um olho torto. Nas 14 histórias divertidas deste livro, esse homem cheio de conversas conta acontecimentos muito verídicos, sem nenhum exagero, e sempre primando pela honestidade.

Neste nordeste anterior ao rádio e à televisão, period por meio de histórias fantásticas, transmitidas oralmente, que as pessoas se distraíam e dividiam seu folclore e suas tradições. Reunidos em torno de Alexandre, os ouvintes estão até dispostos a perdoar eventuais deslizes, principalmente quando sua mulher, Cesária, está sempre pronta a confirmar o que o marido diz...

Agora, junte-se a seu Libório, ao cego Firmino, a Das Dores e a todos os outros curiosos, para ouvir você também as histórias de Alexandre. Saiba como ele conseguiu amansar uma onça-pintada, comprar um papagaio advogado e salvar uma canoa furada, e mergulhe de cabeça nessas aventuras tipicamente brasileiras.

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Download E-books Dubliners PDF

A definitive version of might be the best brief tale assortment within the English language

James Joyce’s Dubliners is a vibrant and unflinching portrait of “dear soiled Dublin” on the flip of the 20 th century. those fifteen tales, together with such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the guts of town of Joyce’s start, shooting the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with a virtually brute realism their outer and internal lives. Dubliners is Joyce at his such a lot obtainable and so much profound, and this variation is the definitive textual content, approved by way of the Joyce property and collated from all identified proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to mirror the author’s unique wishes.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes via exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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