Diary of a Witness by Catherine Ryan Hyde

By Catherine Ryan Hyde

In the future, something’s going to snap. . . .

Ernie doesn't have loads of acquaintances in class. simply Will. they've got stuff in common—like fishing. yet extra very important, they've got universal enemies: the varsity jocks, who appear to locate bullying simply one other activity.

For the main half, Ernie and should take existence at highschool in stride. until eventually Will has one very undesirable day. Now not anything is remotely humorous. Ernie unearths himself a witness—to loss, to humiliation, and to Will’s anger—an anger that’s development every second.

Ernie doesn’t are looking to think his ally is altering, yet he can’t deny the reality. quickly he has a decision: subscribe to or die. Or can he locate otherwise?

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Pères et Fils by Gérard Guégan

By Gérard Guégan

Profitant de quinze jours de vacances, Lucas - le fils - et Nicolas - le père - décident de s'offrir un voyage-surprise : de Vannes à los angeles Rochelle et de l'Ardèche à l. a. Sainte-Baume, ils marcheront par les chemins creux, le lengthy des rivières et des routes nationales, à l'aventure. {Père et Fils} est le récit de cet itinéraire géographique et spirituel. Une histoire d'amour peu ordinaire, un discussion complice entre le père et le fils. Un conte philosophique, où tous les conformismes, les petites et grandes bassesses de notre temps sont épinglés avec humeur et humour. Un roman picaresque, où l'on voit nos deux compères faire mille rencontres travel à journey cocasses et bouleversantes : aubergistes accueillants, femmes amoureuses, oncles socialistes, animaux savants et aventuriers en tous genres. Un paintings poétique, celui du discussion, l. a. dialog souveraine : c'est le français tel qu'on le parle, le naturel qui revient au galop. Enfin un traité de savoir-vivre qui vous enseigne, au passage, l'art de goûter un vin ou de conquérir un homme, une éthique qui prend à rebrousse-poil les idées reçues. Bref, un grand et gros roman, débordant de goûts, d'odeurs, d'idées et de musique, l. a. musique d'un variety que l'on reconnaîtrait entre mille.

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Trump Tower by Jeffrey Robinson

By Jeffrey Robinson

At Trump Tower--the iconic big apple development at the nook of 56th road and 5th Avenue--there exists a global of luxurious, glamour, intercourse, lust, and bare power.
But at Trump Tower, not anything is kind of what it kind of feels to be.
Move in and meet your neighbors:
The "garbage" investors who're prepared to do company with South American funds agents; the facility couple, a television anchor and her dealer husband, for whom intercourse is usually an tricky online game; the Hollywood agent who's plotting to possess the realm; the British rock megastar lower than condo arrest who sends out for solid instances, intercourse, and rock n' roll; the version with some of the most recognized faces on the planet who simply occurs to be stored by way of males who don't recognize of every others lifestyles; the Broadway famous person who's banned from the development; one of many richest males on the earth who believes his blameless daughter remains to be blameless; the company proprietor who's being pressured out by way of somebody who wishes her enterprise; the mysterious and venomous lady who desires to construct a tropical rainforest; the assistant to the Director of Operations who's prepared to do something to get the overall Manager's task; and Pierre Belasco, the overall supervisor and ringmaster of Trump Tower whose task is "ultimate discretion."
In the nice culture of Arthur Hailey, Harold Robbins, Dynasty, and Dallas comes Jeffrey Robinson's Trump Tower, the place everyone's lifestyles is a drama.
Leave your modesty downstairs. Trump Tower is the sexiest novel of the last decade.

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Gringo viejo by Carlos Fuentes

By Carlos Fuentes

Un fulgurante bestseller mexicano en Estados Unidos, Gringo viejo (1985) es una de las novelas más famosas de Carlos Fuentes, figura principal de los angeles narrativa y l. a. ensayística mexicana.

En
Gringo viejo
, Fuentes plasma los turbulentos años de l. a. lucha revolucionaria en México, cuando un viejo escritor norteamericano escéptico, insalvablemente amargo, que no se resigna a esperar l. a. muerte por enfermedad o por accidente, come to a decision cruzar l. a. frontera de su país en busca de una muerte digna.

En 1913, el escritor norteamericano Ambrose Bierce se despidió de sus amigos con una carta en l. a. que se declaraba viejo y cansado. Quería morir y elegir cómo. l. a. enfermedad y el accidente le parecían indignos; en cambio, ser ajusticiado ante un paredón mexicano...

En el mes de noviembre cruzó l. a. frontera hacia México, que estaba en plena revolución, y no se volvió a saber de él. los angeles Enciclopedia Británica aventura que pudo ser asesinado en el sitio de Ojinaga (enero de 1914), pues un documento de l. a. época consigna los angeles muerte en esta batalla de un "gringo viejo".

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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg, Karl Miller

By James Hogg, Karl Miller

A re-creation of the "greatest novel of Scotland"

The Romantic idea of the divided self is nowhere extra powerfully conceived than in James Hogg's masterpiece, The inner most Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. An account of a guy haunted by way of the satan within the kind of his personal evil double, it precedes Dostoyevsky's nice dramas of sin, self-accusation, and damnation through part a century.

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Aguafuertes Porteñas by Roberto Arlt

By Roberto Arlt

Hijo de un inmigrante prusiano y una mujer italiana, Roberto Arlt nació en Buenos Aires en abril de 1900. Como muchos jóvenes de l. a. época, no tuvo l. a. oportunidad de realizar estudios avanzados. A los dieciséis años se lanzó
a vivir como trotamundos en las calles de los angeles ciudad. Los barrios periféricos le aportaron l. a. materia prima para sus creaciones. Allí conoció hampones, predicadores esotéricos, revolucionarios y seres marginales que luego cobraron vida en novelas como "El juguete rabioso" (1926), "Los siete locos" (1929) y "Los lanzallamas" (1931).
El periodismo fue el medio definitivo que le sirvió para ganarse l. a. vida. Contratado por el diario El Mundo en 1928, comenzó a escribir en el bullicio de las redacciones sus célebres "Aguafuertes Porteñas", piezas periodísticas que constituyeron el primer gran éxito editorial de las letras argentinas.
Su estilo directo, coloquial, a veces jocoso y siempre incisivo, fue una renovación dentro de las formas literarias cultivadas hasta entonces.
Si bien dejó de escribir estas piezas en 1935, todavía hoy conservan una poderosa vigencia.

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The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall

By Sarah Hall

The award-winning writer of The electrical Michelangelo returns along with her first novel in approximately six years, a literary masterpiece concerning the reintroduction of untamed wolves into the United Kingdom.

She hears them howling alongside the buffer sector, an extended harmonic. One best, then many. At evening there isn't any have to think, no use to dream.They reign open air the mind.

Rachel Caine is a zoologist operating in Nez Perce, Idaho, as a part of a wolf restoration undertaking. She spends her days, and sometimes nights, monitoring the each movement of a wild wolf pack—their measurement, their habit, their howl styles. it's a rather solitary life, yet Rachel is content.

When she gets a decision from the rich and mysterious Earl of Annerdale, who's drawn to reintroducing the gray wolf to Northern England, Rachel is of the same opinion to a gathering. She is bound she desires no a part of this venture, however the Earl's property is on the subject of the village the place Rachel grew up, and the place her getting older mom now lives in a care facility. it's been a ways too lengthy for the reason that Rachel has long past domestic, and so she returns to stand the ghosts of her past.

The Wolf Border is a wide ranging tale in regards to the frontier of the human spirit, from probably the most celebrated younger writers operating this present day.

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Tainaron: Mail from Another City by Leena Krohn

By Leena Krohn

TAINARON: Mail From one other urban is the 1st American ebook via the the world over acclaimed Finnish writer, Leena Krohn. TAINARON includes a sequence of letters despatched past the ocean from a urban of bugs. TAINARON is a booklet of alterations. It speaks of metamorphoses that attempt all of nature from a flea to a celebrity, from stone and grass to a human. a similar impossible to resist strength that offers us beginning, additionally kills us. Nominated for the celebrated Finlandia prize, this is often the proper creation to the paintings of a contemporary fabulist.

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Boon Island by Kenneth Roberts

By Kenneth Roberts

This vintage story of shipwreck and survival is reprinted with essays that supply a old viewpoint and hint the resources from which Kenneth Roberts (1885-1957) drew his tale.

A local Mainer, Roberts, whose ancient novels comprise Northwest Passage and Arundel, was once intrigued through the tale of the December 1710 destroy of the Nottingham. After operating aground a dozen miles offshore, the send broke up, stranding her workforce with minimum instruments, scant look after, and some items of cheese. the boys survived approximately a month of screeching gales, sub-freezing temperatures, and using snowstorms. in the course of their ordeal they resorted to cannibalism and have been eventually rescued after one among them made it ashore on a crude raft.

Included listed below are modern bills from workforce individuals, delivering dramatically assorted types of the true-life annoying occasion and a desirable counterpoint to Roberts' fictionalized model. A bestseller while released in 1956, Boon Island is a narrative of the ways in which difficulty can encourage the best—and worst—in human nature.

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