Eyes Only (Sisterhood)

By Fern Michaels

Sisterhood Forever

Lush, unique Spyder Island is domestic to the various world's billionaires. Years in the past, Gretchen Spyder, daughter of the island's namesake, gave her dual infants up for felony adoption. Now Gretchen and her father are attempting to get them again. The twins' adoptive mom and dad are a loving yet negative couple, thoroughly outgunned via the Spyders' wealth. Their merely wish lies with Myra Rutledge and her ambitious Sisterhood, who're as prepared as ever to struggle the nice struggle. yet nestled one of the lavish mansions and immaculate landscaping of Spyder Island is a sinister enemy. And in a case that is way more twisted than it first seemed, the ingenuity, braveness, and friendship of the Sisterhood might be confirmed as by no means sooner than.

Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . .

"Readers will take pleasure in seeing what occurs while well-funded, very indignant girls take the legislation into their very own hands." --Booklist on Weekend Warriors

"Delectable. . .Revenge that is creatively fast and candy, Michaels-style." --Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus

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Plan B: A Novel

By Jonathan Tropper

In his debut, acclaimed bestselling writer Jonathan Tropper captured the nervousness and humor of a bunch of buddies as they close to their 30th birthdays and feature to return to phrases with a milestone that they by no means idea will be like this. Ten years in the past, they went into the realm filled with goals for the long run. yet now Ben's getting a divorce, Lindsey's unemployed, Alison and Chuck are caught in ruts, and Jack is getting extra exposure for his cocaine dependancy than his Hollywood luck. unexpectedly, turning thirty appears to be like either extra significant and no more than they might imagined it to be.

Tropper's endearing novel is set greater than love, famous person, habit, kidnapping, or perhaps turning thirty; it is a heartfelt comedian riff on what it potential to be an grownup opposed to your will.

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My Life and My Life in the Nineties (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

By Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is likely one of the such a lot admired of up to date American poets. Her poem My lifestyles has garnered accolades and enthusiasts inside and out academia. First released in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My lifestyles is now firmly verified within the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan variation comprises the 45-part prose poem series in addition to a heavily comparable ten-part paintings titled My existence within the Nineties. An experimental intervention into the autobiographical style, My existence explores the various ways that language—the issues humans say and the methods they are saying them—shapes not just their identification, but in addition the very global round them.

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The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Like any of Hawthorne's novels, "The Scarlet Letter" has yet a narrow plot and yet few characters with a power at the improvement of the tale. Its nice dramatic strength relies solely at the psychological states of the actors and their family to each other, —relations of sense of right and wrong, — family members among wronged and wrongers. Its nice burden is the burden of unacknowledged sin as visible within the regret and cowardice and ache of the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale. Contrasted together with his hid discomfort is the consistent confession, conveyed via the letter, that's pressured upon Hester, and has a double impact, — a healthy one, operating beneficently, and making her priceless and benevolent, tolerant and considerate ; and an unhealthful one, which by way of the nice emphasis put on her transgression, the protecting her eternally below its ban and setting apart her from her fellows, prepares her to damage clear of the lengthy repression and lapse back into sin while she plans her flight. Roger Chillingworth is an embodiment of sophisticated and subtle revenge. the main notable scenario could be "The Minister's Vigil," in bankruptcy xii. The publication, notwithstanding corresponding in its tone and burden to a couple of the shorter tales, had a extra startling and dramatic personality, and a strangeness, which immediately took carry of a bigger public than any of these had attracted. although imperfectly comprehended, or even misunderstood in a few quarters, it was once visible to have a brand new and distinct caliber; and Hawthorne's attractiveness turned nationwide.

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Harvard Square: A Novel

“[Aciman’s] most sensible thus far. . . . An existentialist experience precious of Kerouac.”—Clancy Martin, New York occasions publication Review

André Aciman has been hailed as "the most fun new fiction author of the twenty-first century" (New York magazine), a "brilliant chronicler of the disconnect…between who we're and who we want we would were" (Wall road Journal), and a author of "fiction at its such a lot supremely fascinating" (Colm Tóibín). Now, along with his 3rd and such a lot bold novel, Aciman promises a chic and strong story of the wages of assimilation—a relocating tale of an immigrant’s remembered formative years and the approximately forgotten expenses and sacrifices of turning into an American.

It’s the autumn of 1977, and amid the beautiful, leafy streets of Cambridge a tender Harvard graduate scholar, a Jew from Egypt, longs greater than something to turn into an assimilated American and a professor of literature. He spends his days in a delightful blur of seventeenth-century fiction, but if he meets a brash, charismatic Arab cab driving force in a Harvard sq. café, every thing changes.

Nicknamed Kalashnikov—Kalaj for short—for his machine-gun vitriol, the cab driving force roars into the student’s existence together with his denunciations of the yank obsession with "all issues jumbo and ersatz"—Twinkies, monster tv units, all-you-can-eat buffets—and his outrageous declarations on love and the paintings of seduction. the coed unearths it difficult to withstand his new friend’s magnetism, and sooner than lengthy he starts off to overlook his stories and reside a double lifestyles: one within the rarified global of Harvard, the opposite as an exile with Kalaj at the streets of Cambridge. jointly they carouse the bars and cafés round Harvard sq., alternate intimate money owed in their amorous affairs, argue concerning the American dream, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. yet as ultimate assessments loom and Kalaj has his license revoked and is threatened with deportation, the coed faces the choice of his lifestyles: even if to grasp to his dream of latest global assimilation or chance all of it to safeguard his outdated global friend.

Harvard Square is a sexually charged and deeply American novel of identification and aspiration at odds. it's also an unforgettable, relocating portrait of an not going friendship from one of many most interesting stylists of our time.

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Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Novel, A)

By Brent Crawford

After an eventful freshman yr and a disastrous summer time, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian excessive none the wiser. The yr begins beautiful mostly. he is again at the soccer box (the bench sector of the field). He and his boys begin a struggle membership to safeguard themselves opposed to frightening Terry Moss, who's out of juvie and looking Carter. And he is going to homecoming back with Amber Lee. the excellent news: she's fairly into him this 12 months. The undesirable information: she's every kind of pregnant (not along with his child, yet that most likely is going with out saying).

When his on-again/off-again female friend, Abby, is authorized to the hot York Drama university, Carter's international is thrown upside-down. She wishes him to use to the college, too. He is familiar with it might be striking, and he is lovely yes Abby may enable him see her bare in big apple. yet what approximately his boys? And along with his sister headed to varsity, can his mom and dad live on with out him? Plus, the applying is really long.

It will take loads of soul-searching (and in-school suspensions) for Carter to make his selection. meanwhile, there are many periods to be past due to, events to prevent, and law enforcement officials to run from.

The laughs and stable instances proceed in Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind, the 3rd booklet within the Carter series.

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Before I Go

By Colleen Oakley

A People and US Weekly Pick

“An striking feat…an immensely unique, relocating, and plausible learn” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), this debut novel within the bestselling culture of P.S. i like You revolves round a tender lady with breast melanoma who undertakes a venture to discover a brand new spouse for her husband ahead of she passes away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast melanoma 4 years in the past. How can this be taking place to her again?

at the eve of what used to be alleged to be a successful “Cancerversary” along with her husband Jack to have fun 4 years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her health care provider tells her that the melanoma is again, yet this time it’s an competitive level 4 analysis. She could have as few as 4 months left to dwell. loss of life is a daunting prospect—but now not simply because she’s afraid for herself. She’s afraid of what is going to ensue to her terrific yet another way charmingly helpless husband whilst she’s now not there to keep up him. It’s this worry that retains her up at evening, till she stumbles at the resolution: she has to discover him one other wife.

With a unique decision, Daisy scouts neighborhood parks and occasional retailers and on-line courting websites trying to find Jack’s ideal fit. however the additional she will get on her quest, the extra she questions the sanity of her plan. because the considered her husband with one other lady turns into all too actual, Daisy’s compelled to choose what’s extra vital within the brief period of time she has left: her husband’s happiness—or her personal?

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The Complete Stories (FSG Classics)

By Flannery O'Connor

Winner of the nationwide e-book Award

The ebook of this striking quantity firmly proven Flannery O'Connor's enormous contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one tales the following in all, together with twelve that don't seem within the simply tale collections O'Connor prepare in her brief lifetime--Everything That Rises needs to Converge and A strong guy is difficult to Find.

O'Connor released her first tale, "The Geranium," in 1946, whereas she was once engaged on her master's measure on the collage of Iowa. prepared chronologically, this assortment indicates that her final tale, "Judgement Day"--sent to her writer presently prior to her death―is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured model of "The Geranium." Taken jointly, those tales display a full of life, penetrating expertise that has given us the most robust and hectic fiction of the 20th century. additionally incorporated is an advent by way of O'Connor's longtime editor and good friend, Robert Giroux.

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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 occasions publication overview Editor's Choice
A astounding, completely detailed saga from Russia's such a lot celebrated and so much debatable novelist
Garin, a district health care professional, is desperately attempting to achieve the village of Dolgoye, the place a mysterious epidemic is popping humans into zombies. He includes with him a vaccine that may hinder the unfold of this bad disorder, yet is stymied in his travels by means of an impenetrable snowfall. a visit that are supposed to final not more than a number of hours becomes a metaphysical trip, an excursion jam-packed with remarkable encounters, harmful escapades, torturous imaginings, and amorous adventures.
Trapped in an existential hurricane, Vladimir Sorokin's characters struggle their method throughout a panorama that owes as a lot to Chekhov's Russian nation-state because it does to the postapocalyptic terrain of technological know-how fiction. Hypnotic, attention-grabbing, and richly drawn, The Blizzard is a seminal paintings from the most creative authors writing this day. Sorokin has created another boldly unique paintings, which mixes an avant-garde sensibility with a flavor for the absurd and the ugly, all whereas supplying stinging truths approximately modern existence and modern day Russia.

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The Broom of the System: A Novel (Penguin Orange Collection)

By David Foster Wallace

Part of the Penguin Orange assortment, a limited-run sequence of twelve influential and loved American classics in a daring sequence layout supplying a latest tackle the long-lasting Penguin paperback
For the 70th anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange assortment celebrates the historical past of Penguin’s iconic ebook layout with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and variety of the Penguin Classics library. those collectible variations are wearing the enduring orange and white tri-band hide layout, first created in 1935, whereas french flaps, high quality paper, and awesome disguise illustrations give you the state-of-the-art layout remedy that's the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe variants today.

The Broom of the System
The “dazzling, exhilarating” (San Francisco Chronicle) debut novel from probably the most groundbreaking writers of his new release, The Broom of the System is an outlandishly humorous and fiercely clever exploration of the paradoxes of language, storytelling, and fact.

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