Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates

By Joyce Carol Oates

Fifteen years in the past, in 1975, Genna Hewett-Meade's university roommate died a mysterious, violent, bad loss of life. Minette speedy have been a fiercely individualistic scholarship pupil, an assertive-even prickly-personality, and one of many few black women at an specific women's liberal arts university close to Philadelphia. against this, Genna was once a quiet, self-effacing youngster from a privileged upper-class domestic, self-consciously suffering to catch up on her personal elite upbringing. while, partway via their freshman yr, Minette by surprise fell sufferer to an expanding torrent of racist harassment and harsh slurs-from in the obvious protection in their tolerant, "enlightened" campus-Genna felt it her accountability to guard her roommate in any respect costs.

Now, as Genna reconstructs the months, weeks, and hours best as much as Minette's tragic loss of life, she is usually pressured to confront her personal id in the social framework of that point. Her father was once a favorite civil safeguard legal professional whose radical politics-including protecting anti-war terrorists sought after via the FBI-would deeply impact his daughter's outlook on lifestyles, and later problem her inner most ideals approximately social legal responsibility in a morally grey world.

Black lady / White Girl is a searing double portrait of "black" and "white," of race and civil rights in post-Vietnam the USA, captured by means of the most vital literary voices of our time.

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Croce senza amore by Heinrich Böll

By Heinrich Böll

Pubblicato in Germania solo nel 2002, Croce senza amore è il primo romanzo di Heinrich Böll, scritto nel 1947. los angeles vicenda narrata segue i destini dei Bachem, una famiglia borghese e cattolica di Colonia, negli anni che vanno dall'ascesa di Hitler alla disfatta del nazismo. I Bachem sono tragicamente divisi dalla nuova realtà: Christoph e sua madre identificano fin dall'inizio il male in Hitler, mentre il secondogenito Hans si iscrive di getto al partito. Farà così carriera rompendo vincoli di sangue e d'amicizia, mentre il fratello verrà addestrato all'odioso mestiere del soldato e mandato a esercitarlo in una guerra che aborrisce. Straordinaria riscoperta letteraria, Croce senza amore testimonia inequivocabilmente come Böll fosse fin dagli esordi il grande scrittore morale destinato a vincere il Nobel: antinazista, antimilitarista, interprete di una fede che si realizza nell'esercizio intransigente dell'amore in step with il prossimo, quell'amore che rende incompatibili l. a. croce cristiana e quella nazista.

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The Virtues of Oxygen by Susan Schoenberger

By Susan Schoenberger

From the award-winning writer of A Watershed yr comes a heartrending tale of not going bonds made lower than dire straits.

Holly is a tender widow with children dwelling in a ramshackle condominium within the similar small city the place she grew up filthy rich. Now slightly in a position to make ends meet modifying the town’s suffering newspaper, she manages to stick afloat with support from her relatives. Then her mom suffers a stroke, and Holly’s international starts off to fully fall apart.

Vivian has lived a unprecedented existence, even though she has been limited to an iron lung considering that contracting polio as a toddler. Her situation potential she calls for consistent tracking, and the close-knit neighborhood joins jointly to provide her care and support retain her alive. As their city buckles less than the load of the good Recession, Holly and Vivian, very assorted girls either touched by means of discomfort, forge an not likely alliance that can simply supply each one an unforeseen salvation.

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Le Soleil se lève au Nord by Doric Germain

By Doric Germain

Marc Bérard, à dix-sept ans, doit tout quitter. Il doit laisser derrière lui les rues pavées, les arcades de jeu, le confort matériel de los angeles vie en ville pour rejoindre son oncle, un consultant de chasse, dans los angeles grande forêt d’épinettes du Nord.

Un endroit sauvage, peu habité, totalement à l’opposé de ce qu’il a toujours connu. Tout d’abord inquiet, décontenancé, Marc Bérard apprendra rapidement à se mesurer à son nouvel environnement. À en apprécier l. a. rigueur et los angeles beauté, et à faire face aux risks constants qui le menacent. Surtout, à se fier à ses propres ressources, essentielle à l. a. survie dans l. a. forêt boréale.

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Les filles de Feu, Les Chimères et autres textes by Gérard de Nerval, Ligaran

By Gérard de Nerval, Ligaran

Extrait : "J'étais le seul garçon dans cette ronde, où j'avais amené ma compagne toute jeune encore, Sylvie, une petite fille du hameau voisin, si vive et si fraîche, avec ses yeux noirs, son profil régulier et sa peau légèrement hâlée!... Je n'aimais qu'elle, je ne voyais qu'elle, - jusque-là !"

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Hornblower and the Crisis by C. S. Forester

By C. S. Forester

The ultimate Horatio Hornblower tale tells of Napoleon's plans to invade England... Set in 1805, Hornblower and the difficulty unearths Horatio Hornblower in ownership of personal dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand come upon with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower via sending him on a perilous espionage challenge that might mild the powder path resulting in the conflict of Trafalgar...

Hornblower and the problem was once unfinished on the time of Forester's loss of life, however the writer left notes — incorporated right here — telling us how the story might finish. additionally incorporated are extra tales: Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The final Encounter—that inform of Hornblower as a truly younger and intensely outdated guy, respectively.

This is the ultimate booklet chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

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Husband and Wife by Zeruya Shalev, Dalya Bilu

By Zeruya Shalev, Dalya Bilu

A emerging big name of foreign letters, Zeruya Shalev takes us on a compelling narrative trip within the beautiful and unsettling Husband and Wife.

Na'ama and Udi Newman have some of the trappings of an idyllic shared lifestyles. a pair given that they have been schoolchildren, they've got grown jointly like vines and settled right into a regimen of calm domesticity, in addition to their younger daughter, Noga. yet in a scene beneficial of Kafka, the quiet rhythms in their kin lifestyles unexpectedly screech to a halt whilst Udi wakes up one morning to discover that he's not able to maneuver his legs. The medical professionals speedy set approximately trying to find a actual clarification, however it quickly turns into painfully transparent that his paralysis is a symptom of whatever a long way much less tangible, and much extra insidious than any of them had imagined.

This one morning units in movement a chain of occasions that finds a vicious cycle of jealousy, paranoia, resentment, and gathered accidents that now threaten to rip the small relations aside. Shaleve brilliantly captures the vulnerability and misleading comforts of lives intertwined during this deeply annoying portrait of a diseased marriage.

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Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

By Jodi Picoult

One other fluent and soaking up story by way of the writer of The Pact, Nineteen mins and simple fact. Jodi Picoult has touched readers deeply together with her acclaimed novels. She is presented with a capability to make us percentage her characters' feelings.

'Picoult writes with an exceptional contact, a pointy eye for aspect, and enterprise clutch of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships.' -The Boston Globe

Wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for sexual attack on considered one of his scholars, Jack St Bride arrives in Salem Falls made up our minds to rebuild his lifestyles. he's taking a task washing dishes at Addie Peabody's diner and slowly starts off to shape a courting together with her within the quiet New England village . . . however the remainder of the population stay suspicious of the stranger.

Just while Jack thinks he has outrun his prior, a quartet of youngster women with a mystery flip his international upside-down once more, triggering a modern day witch hunt in a city haunted through its personal history.

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Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (Tarzan, Book 5) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a singular written by means of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the 5th in his sequence of books in regards to the name personality Tarzan. It first seemed within the November and December problems with All-Story Cavalier Weekly in 1916, and the 1st publication booklet was once by way of McClurg in 1918.

In the former novel Tarzan and Jane's son, Jack Clayton, a.k.a. Korak, had come into his personal. during this novel Tarzan returns to Opar, the resource of the gold the place a misplaced colony of fabled Atlantis is found, for you to make solid on a few monetary reverses he has lately suffered. whereas Atlantis itself sank underneath the waves hundreds of thousands of years in the past, the staff of Opar persevered to mine the entire gold, this means that there's a really large stockpile yet that's now misplaced to the reminiscence of the Oparians and basically Tarzan is familiar with its mystery position?

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Illusionernas bok by Paul Auster

By Paul Auster

Sorg, stumfilm och två livshistorier som oundvikligt vävs samman

David Zimmer har simply avslutat sin bok om den relativt okände stumfilmsregissören Hector Manns filmer när han får ett brev från Hector. Det är bara det att Hector Mann spårlöst försvann 1928, för drygt sjuttio år sedan. Strax därpå står en ung kvinna utanför Zimmers dörr och tvingar honom lower than pistolhot att följa med until New Mexico och den gård där Hector Mann utan omvärldens vetskap bor med sin familj. Gården har fungerat som inspelningsstudio i över sextio år där Mann har gjort movie efter movie, ingen någonsin visad.
Det är upptakten until eventually Austers stora roman om två män, den ene verksam less than 1900-talets första hälft och den andre vid dess slut, om hur deras liv vävs samman på de mest oväntade sätt.
Mer övertygande än någonsin lyckas Auster använda ödets nyck och illusionens kraft för att fånga sin läsare.

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