Kowloon Tong: A Novel of Hong Kong

By Paul Theroux

Ninety-nine years of colonial rule are finishing because the British arrange at hand over Hong Kong to China. For Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, it does not drawback them - until eventually the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland deals them a wide sum for his or her kinfolk enterprise. they do not want, but fail to gain Mr. Hung is not like the chinese language they have identified: he'll settle for no refusals. while a tender woman worker whom Bunt has been courting vanishes, he's compelled to make very important judgements for the 1st time in his lifestyles - yet his reliable intentions are pitted opposed to the desire of Mr. Hung and the specter of the final word betrayal.

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The Millstone

By Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble’s affecting novel, set in London in the course of the Nineteen Sixties, a couple of informal love affair, an unplanned being pregnant, and one younger woman’s selection to develop into a mother.

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The Last Best Kiss

By Claire LaZebnik

Jane Austen involves modern day la in Claire LaZebnik's inventive tackle Persuasion, the place seventeen-year-old Anna Eliot reveals out no matter if there is this type of factor as a moment likelihood by way of past love. fanatics of Polly Shulman, Maureen Johnson, Elizabeth Eulberg, Stephanie Perkins, and, after all, Jane Austen will love this irresistibly humorous and romantic modern tale.

Anna is bored with being concerned approximately what other folks imagine. in the end, that used to be how she misplaced the single man she ever fairly cherished, Finn Westbrook. Now, 3 years after she broke his middle, the one that acquired away is again in her life—and he wishes not anything to do with her.

Anna retains attempting to convince herself that she does not care approximately Finn both, yet even if they have either replaced given that they first met, deep down she is aware he is the fellow for her. Now if basically she will be able to get him to think that, too . . .

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Two Sides to Every Story (Love Spectrum Romance)

By Dyanne Davis

Raphael Remeris is a Chicago policeman with a dismal mystery of adolescence abuse. The abuse lead him to his vocation to guard the innocent.

Angela Reed is a unfastened lance author from a close-by Chicago Suburb. whilst her brother is arrested and located responsible of gang task and locked away in Statesville detention center Angela is going on a campaign to turn out him blameless and to discover the soiled police officers her brother swears framed him. With time working out her brother is urgent her to extend her efforts and persuade her to maneuver into a coarse Hispanic sector of Chicago. Angela runs into officer Remeris many times, her hatred of him fueling a conflict for dominance. yet she quickly unearths that Raphael fuels greater than her anger. he is all started a hearth in her heart.

As Angela and Raphael interact to discover facts that would loose Angela's brother Raphael desires to turn out to Angela that there is continuously facets to each tale. . .

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Outer Banks: Three Early Novels

By Russell Banks

An Omnibus version of 3 vintage Early Novels from the significantly Acclaimed writer of Cloudsplitter and Affliction

Family Life: Russell Banks's first novel is an grownup fairy story of a royal kin in a legendary modern nation the place the myriad dramas of domesticity combination with an outrageous slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, international excursions, and love in all guises, transcendent or otherwise.

Hamilton Stark: This story of a solitary, boorish, misanthropic New Hampshire pipe fitter—the sole inhabitant of the home from which he evicted his personal mother—is straight away a compelling meditation on id and a completely attractive tale of lifestyles at the chilly fringe of New England.

The Relation of My Imprisonment: using a kind invented via imprisoned seventeenth-century Puritan divines—an totally honest and targeted, if hugely man made, recounting of significant suffering—Banks's novel is a remarkably creative, lovingly good-humored argument, exploration, and map of the caged non secular mind.

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The Best American Short Stories 1991

The 1st sentence of the 1st tale during this collection--"We used to visit bars, the rather seedy ones, to discover our fights"--lures the reader with its promise of an odd and strange global. the choice, via Rick Bass, doesn't disappoint, taking us on a travel of "backwoods nightspots" the place an aspiring fighter trains for a occupation within the gigantic urban. tale after story--there are 20 in all--matches Bass's establishing gambit, with a stunning mixture of telling info and poignant personality pictures. There are Charles D'Ambrosio Jr.'s 13-year-old protagonist who needs to escort his mother's drunken pal to her domestic; the lady in Siri Hustvedt's story who enters a sanatorium due to a months-old migraine and whose neighbor, an previous girl, at some point climbs in mattress along with her and starts kissing her passionately; the sullen youngster, created by means of David Jauss, whose father is fired for embezzling, then hospitalized for a frightened breakdown. Ashamed, the son blurts out to a pal that his father died of a mind tumor; years later, a father himself, the son displays, "I had continually enjoyed my father, notwithstanding in the back of his again, with no letting him realize it. And in a fashion, in the back of my again, too." Adams wrote moment probabilities. -Publishers Weekly

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Barely Breathing (The Breathing Series)

By Rebecca Donovan

"I've spent such a lot of my existence attempting to make it to a destiny that also hasn't occurred, or steer clear of a earlier that will not enable me move. i do not keep in mind while i have ever simply stopped to stay within the current, to carry directly to the seconds i am in."

Emma Thomas’s fight with an abusive domestic existence got here to a heart-pounding end within the ultimate chapters of Reason to Breathe, the 1st installment of The respiring Series— Rebecca Donovan’s bestselling romantic-thriller (USA Today). Now her mystery lifestyles has been uncovered, and her tormentor can’t damage her anymore. but a few are nonetheless haunted via that evening. The bruises could have pale, yet scars and fears, stay. How will she reclaim her lifestyles whilst she's slightly breathing?

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Envy

By Alain Elkann

Because the results of a chain of fortuitous encounters and situations, the Italian author Giacomo Longhi falls sufferer to an obsessive interest in regards to the well-known English artist Julian Sax. He want to meet Sax, however the nice painter is surrounded by way of a virtually impenetrable protecting monitor. The writer’s spouse, the captivating and sensuous Rossa, ultimately takes him to a tea room in London, the place Sax spends a couple of hours of every day followed through his young ones, versions and neighbors. The narrator starts to worry that his spouse Rossa may succumb to the charms of this seductive guy, who draws ladies, paints them after which discards them. In an unpredictable series of occasions, Elkann weaves a desirable internet that blends truth and fiction, and attracts the reader into the lives of characters who will turn out challenging to put out of your mind.

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Ten Days

Develop compliment for Janet Gilsdorf and TEN DAYS

"A heart-twisting spiral via one family's nightmare and their trip domestic. genuine and insightful, Ten Days is a enchanting gem that reminds you to snort, to weep, and to savor all that binds us jointly in love."

--Carol Cassella, nationwide bestselling writer of Oxygen and Healer

"One does not must be a mum or dad to be deeply suffering from the tale of the Campbells. From the outlet scene pressure rides excessive and there have been moments whilst my hand trembled turning the web page. Janet Gilsdorf writes with a surety that enables her to deliver this tough, dramatic story to its life-affirming end and depart the reader in need of more."

--Holly Chamberlin, writer of Last Summer

"An soaking up can't-put-down novel. A page-turner to the top, Ten Days is a needs to learn. . .a publication that you're going to lengthy remember."--Roberta Gately, writer of Lipstick in Afghanistan

"I was once riveted by means of this family's trip to the sting and again. there's simply enough scientific aspect to make the occasions crisp and actual. a person who has ever cared for a kid will think for Anna and Jake as they struggle to avoid wasting their child. this can be a novel you will not are looking to miss."

--Rosalind Noonan, writer of The Daughter She Used to Be

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The Briefcase

By Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell

Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an workplace and lives by myself. One evening, she occurs to fulfill one in all her former highschool academics, “Sensei” in a neighborhood bar. Tsukiko had merely ever referred to as him “Sensei” (“Teacher”). he's thirty years her senior, retired, and most likely a widower. Their relationship–traced by way of Kawakami’s mild tricks on the altering seasons–develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of one another as they consume and drink on my own on the bar, to an stress-free experience of companionship, and at last right into a deeply sentimental love affair.

As Tsukiko and Sensei develop to understand and love each other, time’s passing comes throughout in the course of the seasons and the foodstuff and drinks they devour jointly. From hot sake to chilled beer, from the buds at the timber to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by way of a prepared experience of pathos and either characters’ willing loneliness.

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