Category: Fiction

Salinger's Letters

Dan Moller is an unsuccessful writer residing together with his dentist spouse. A dentist himself, Dan has no room in his head for something yet his paintings and its inexplicable failure to discover recognition. sooner or later, americans arrive at his door fearful to shop for his aspect of the correspondence he has had with the mysterious writer JD Salinger. they've got a value in brain, yet can Dan rather promote those treasures? probably he may still stopover at the us and discover what Salinger himself thinks.

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Lost Nation: A Novel

By Jeffrey Lent

Lost kingdom delves underneath the brilliant, promising veneer of early-nineteenth-century New England to unveil a startling parable of individualism and nationhood. the unconventional opens with a guy referred to as Blood, guiding an oxcart of rum towards the wild nation of recent Hampshire, an ungoverned territory referred to as the Indian circulation -- a land the place the luckless or outlawed have made a clean commence. Blood is a guy of contradictions, of studying and knowledge, but additionally a guy with a mystery prior that has scorched his soul. He units forth to set up himself as a dealer, hauling with him Sally, a sixteen-year-old woman received from the madam of a brothel over a online game of playing cards. Their arrival within the Indian move triggers an escalating sequence of clashes that serves to sever the master/servant bond among them, and gives either a moment probability with lifestyles. yet because the conflicts in the group spill over and allure the eye of out of doors specialists, Blood turns into a aim to these looking effortless blame for his or her issues. As plots get to the bottom of and violence escalates, younger males of doubtful id seem, and Blood is pressured to confront dreaded apparitions of his prior, whereas Sally is accessible a last escape.

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A Soldier Erect (Horatio Stubbs, Book 2)

By Brian W. Aldiss

The ebullient "average-man" hero of The Hand-Reared Boy is now a yr older. he's on very good shape while his regiment is sent in another country to India to develop into a part of the unforgettable Forgotten military, have been warmth and dirt are in clash with the sexual urges of the younger soldiers.

The humour suffusing the novel--and this can be a very humorous novel--is fairly glaring within the discussion of the troops and of their a variety of riotous sexual escapades with whores, ponces and gobble-wallahs. It stems from the impulse to teach issues "as they were" within the different Ranks in India and Burma in the course of these far away days of the 40's and of the campaigns opposed to the japanese, and to recreate it precisely because it used to be, no matter if heroic, bawdy or downright bloody unspeakable. The East can be undying, however the British soldier in India has definitely replaced considering Kipling's day.

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The Complete Fairy Tales (Oxford World's Classics)

By Charles Perrault

'Oh grandmama, what nice vast the teeth you have!'

Charles Perrault's types gave vintage prestige to the standard fairy story, and it's in his telling that the tales of Little pink Riding-Hood, dozing good looks, Cinderella and the remaining were handed down from the 17th century to the current day. Perrault's stories have been loved within the salons of Louis XIV up to they have been enjoyed within the nursery, and it's their wit, humour, and energetic element that catch the mind's eye of grownup and baby alike. They transmute into bright fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts through which little ones are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts with siblings and oldsters, and the rigors of starting to be up.

In addition to the typical tales, this variation additionally contains the 3 verse stories - the troubling account of sufferer Griselda, the comedian 3 foolish needs, and the infamous Donkey-Skin. This new translation via Christopher Betts captures the tone and flavour of Perrault's international, and the pleasant spirit of the originals.

Readership: Readers of vintage literature, fairy stories, fable, fantasy, and folklore; readers and scholars of French literature, children's literature and its history.

(Note: This has larger snapshot caliber than the sooner one.)

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Hell's Gate

By David Weber, Linda Evans

They idea They Knew How The Universes Worked—
THEY have been WRONG

In the just about centuries because the discovery of the 1st inter-universal portal, Arcana has explored ratings of different worlds . . . them all duplicates in their personal. a number of Earths, virgin planets with a twist, as the ''explorers'' already be aware of the place to discover all in their sizeable, untapped traditional assets. Worlds past worlds, successfully endless residing house and mineral wealth.

And in all that point, they've got by no means encountered one other clever species. No towns, no massive empires, no civilizations and no similar in their personal dragons, gryphons, spells, and wizards.

But all of that's approximately to alter. it sort of feels there's clever lifestyles in different places within the multiverse. different human clever lifestyles, with terrifying new guns and powers of the brain . . . and wizards who cross via the unusual name of ''scientist.''

At the publisher's request, this identify is bought with no DRM (DRM Rights Management).

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By John Green, David Levithan

One chilly evening, in a very unlikely nook of Chicago, Will Grayson crosses paths with . . . Will Grayson. youngsters with an analogous identify, operating in very diverse circles, abruptly locate their lives moving into new and unforeseen instructions, and culminating in epic turns-of-heart and the main excellent musical ever to grace the highschool degree. advised in alternating voices from YA superstars, this collaborative novel encompasses a double supporting of the center and humor that experience gained them either legions of enthusiasts.

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The Game of Stars and Comets

By Andre Norton

1.       Praised as “a wonderful expertise” by means of The big apple Times, Andre Norton used to be a legend in technology fiction, and is well known as considered one of our best storytellers.

2.       Norton’s large viewers has stored her books in print for many years. Her Baen e-book Star Soldiers has a promote via of ninety one% in hardcover and seventy seven% in mass industry.

3.       shopper advertisements in Locus, more.

Four novels of rapid-fire interstellar experience, set in a standard universe, by means of the Grand grasp of the form:


- The X Factor: merely Diskan Fentress's mutant powers had an opportunity of preventing the looting of his new world.

- Voorloper: 3 these survivors - an embittered wanderer, his son, and a tender lady with a therapeutic strength - comprehend they've got not anything to lose and got down to locate the key of the Shadow demise that blights the planet Voor.

- The Eye of the Monster: Rees Naper had survived the onslaught of the alien Ishkurian "crocs," yet needed to hide miles of jungle and go through croc armies to arrive safety.  to do this, he must imagine like a croc, stream like a croc... and spot via the eye of the monster.

- The Sioux Spaceman: Kade Whitehawk selected to hitch the conflict for Ikkinni freedom, even supposing that selection made him a renegade to his personal humans, and could possibly suggest his death.


Publisher's Note: The video game of Stars and Comets used to be initially released in elements as The X-Factor, The Sioux Spaceman, Eye of the Monster and Voorloper.  this can be the 1st time those novels have seemed in a single quantity.

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The Centurions

The army cult vintage with resonance to the wars in Iraq and Vietnam—now again in print

When The Centurions was first released in 1960, readers have been riveted by way of the exciting account of squaddies combating for survival in adversarial environments. They have been both transfixed through the chilling ethical query the unconventional posed: easy methods to struggle while the “age of heroics is over.” As appropriate at the present time because it used to be part a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping army event, a longer symposium on waging warfare in a brand new international order, and an important research of the ethics of counterinsurgency. that includes a foreword via well known army professional Robert D. Kaplan, this significant wartime novel will back spark debate approximately arguable strategies in scorching spots round the world.

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 simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations through award-winning translators.

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L'Incident Jésus (Cycle du Programme conscience, Livre 2)

By Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom

L’Incident Jésus (titre unique : The Jesus Incident) est le moment volet du cycle Programme moral sense. Il est écrit en 1979 par invoice Ransom et Frank Herbert, qui en avait écrit seul le most excellent tome : vacation spot vide (Destination : Void), en 1966.

Ce roman fait suite au précédent, mais sous un autre perspective d’approche, plus teinté de religiosité.

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