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Contemporary Literature

A Regular Guy : A Novel by Mona Simpson

By Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson's first novels, Anywhere yet Here and The misplaced Father, received her literary renown and a large following. Now, in her 3rd novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been changed through a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of younger Jane di Natali, however the topic continues to be an identical: the hunt for, and the try to comprehend, the absent father.

This time the daddy is a millionaire biotechnology rich person named Tom Owens.  Into Owens's charmed lifestyles comes Jane, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into  his care through a mom who's not in a position to supplying it; Tom is much from prepared for this accountability. lovers of Simpson's prior novels are usually not disillusioned through this expedition into the cracked international of family members family members.

"Simpson is an attentive observer and a fluent stylist, however it is the component to sophisticated shock that pulls us via those pages, the magnetism of an unique brain that holds us fast."
--Booklist

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Die Verletzung by Anna Enquist

By Anna Enquist

Zehn Menschenschicksale, mit leichter Hand erzählt: Frauen, die One-Night-Stands haben, die verliebt sind oder furchtsam angesichts der Herausforderungen des Tages. Poetisch, sinnlich zeichnet die Autorin psychologisch dichte Porträts. In der Erzählung "Hunger" zum Beispiel das der 13-jährigen Hanna, die beinahe verhungert, weil sie sich geschworen hat, keinem Begehren mehr nachzugeben, nachdem ihr von einem Jungen, in den sie verliebt struggle, Gewalt angetan wurde. In einer anderen Erzählung bekommt eine Frau unerwartet ein verschollenes Bild von Vermeer gezeigt und im selben Atemzug höchste Liebeslust. Kurze Zeit später sind weder Bild noch Geliebter auffindbar. Hat sie nur geträumt? Poetische Erzählungen, die holländische Geschichte aus one hundred fifty Jahren verknüpfen mit dem Seelenleben tiefer Charaktere.

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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

By Nicholas Sparks

</i>When a mysterious younger lady named Katie seems within the small North Carolina city of Southport, her unexpected arrival increases questions on her prior. attractive but self-effacing, Katie turns out made up our minds to prevent forming own ties until eventually a sequence of occasions attracts her into reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed shop proprietor with a sort middle and childrens; and one other along with her plainspoken unmarried neighbor, Jo. regardless of her reservations, Katie slowly starts off to permit down her safeguard, placing down roots within the close-knit group and changing into more and more hooked up to Alex and his family.

But while Katie starts off to fall in love, she struggles with the darkish mystery that also haunts and terrifies her . . . a previous that set her on a apprehensive, shattering trip around the kingdom, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and obdurate help, Katie ultimately realizes that she needs to make a choice from a lifetime of brief safeguard and one in every of riskier rewards . . . and that during the darkest hour, love is the single real refuge.

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Funerals for Horses by Catherine Ryan Hyde

By Catherine Ryan Hyde

Ella Ginsberg's brother Simon has disappeared. His garments, sneakers and watch have been came across deserted close to a freight line tune in valuable California. His jockey shorts and pockets have been by no means discovered. The police don't have any clue, and Simon's spouse had no caution that whatever was once wrong.

Ella takes to the air walking throughout a lot of California and Arizona, considering she will locate Simon utilizing not anything yet her wisdom of ways he may possibly imagine. Her seek leads her to the Navajo country in Arizona, the place she is helped and befriended by means of 3 local american citizens and an elderly paint horse named Yozzie.

Ella has severe psychological health and wellbeing concerns, and Simon, who raised her, continues to be an important individual in her shaky global. basically perhaps it's no longer as risky because it appears from the skin. possibly within Ella a center of unforeseen power is rising. probably Ella is even superior than the brother who held her family's lives jointly for thus lengthy.

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Green Squall by Jay Hopler

By Jay Hopler

Jay Hopler's eco-friendly Squall is the winner of the 2005 Yale sequence of more youthful Poets festival. As Louise Glück observes in her foreword, “Green Squall starts and leads to the garden”; even if, Hopler’s gardens are usually not of the seasonal kind evoked through poets of the English lyric—his gardens flourish at decrease, fiercer latitudes and in altogether diversified mindscapes. there's a darkness in Hopler’s paintings as deep and brutal as any in American poetry. notwithstanding his verbal extravagance and formal invention think of Wallace Stevens’s tropical extrapolations, there lies underneath eco-friendly Squall’s lush tropical surfaces a terrifying international during which nightmare and social gathering are indistinguishable, and desire is synonymous with melancholy.

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Brightness Falls (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jay McInerney

By Jay McInerney

Combining the lyrical remark of F. Scott Fitzgerald with the laser-bright social satire of Evelyn Waugh, Jay McInerney provides us a unique that's stunningly finished and profoundly affecting. 

As he maps the fault strains spreading during the once-impenetrable marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly bold scheme to grab regulate of the publishing residence at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for brand new York within the Nineteen Eighties. From the literary chimeras and company raiders to these dispossessed via the pandemonium of cash and gear, Brightness Falls captures a rash period at its second of reckoning and offers fact again to a time that now turns out decidedly unreal.

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Im Schatten des Teebaums: Roman by Elizabeth Haran

By Elizabeth Haran

Australien, 1900: Die junge Eliza bricht auf zu dem abgelegenen Ort Tantanoola in Südaustralien. Sie will einen Artikel über einen mysteriösen Tiger schreiben, der in der reizvollen australischen Landschaft angeblich sein Unwesen treibt. Doch zwei schicksalhafte Begegnungen bringen ihr Leben und ihre Pläne durcheinander ...

Bestsellerautorin Elizabeth Haran bringt den Leserinnen ihre Heimat Australien nahe, wie kaum eine andere Autorin.

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Body Language (The Mark Manning Mysteries, Book 3) by Michael Craft

By Michael Craft

A midlife drawback sends Chicago magazine reporter Mark Manning again to his Wisconsin hometown—and right into a morass of lust, lies, and deadly family members secrets

An unforeseen providence has given burned-out Chicago journalist Mark Manning the opportunity to reconnect along with his boyhood roots. With the blessing of his lover, Neil, he leaves the Windy urban to come to Dumont, Wisconsin, to take over town paper. His long-awaited kin reunion is minimize brief while his cousin Suzanne is bludgeoned to loss of life prior to Christmas dinner. ahead of she dies, she whispers whatever to Manning: the identify of her son.

Was she expressing a mother’s demise want for the longer term welfare of her baby? Or revealing the identification of her assassin? while Manning results in the neighborhood law’s points of interest, he’s by surprise racing opposed to time to transparent his personal identify and smoke out a killer. without loss of suspects, from a stricken homophobe to a lesbian activist to a housekeeper, the clock is ticking on a narrative which may be the largest of Manning’s career—if he lives lengthy sufficient to write down it.

Body Language is the 3rd publication in Michael Craft’s Mark Manning sequence, which starts with Flight goals and Eye Contact.

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The Wedding Bees by Sarah-Kate Lynch

By Sarah-Kate Lynch

Sugar Wallace didn't think in love firstly sight, yet her bees did. . . .Every spring Sugar Wallace coaxes her sleepy honeybee queen—presently the 6th in an extended line of Queen Elizabeths—out of the hive and shall we her move slowly round a valuable outdated map.

Wherever the queen stops is their subsequent vacation spot, and this yr it's manhattan City.Sugar units up her honeybees at the balcony of an East Village walk-up and then––as she's performed far and wide due to the fact leaving South Carolina––she will get to grasp her buddies. She is, in the end, a former debutante who believes that manners make the realm a greater position whether they appear presently missing within the titanic city.

Plus, she has a knack for aiding humans. There's Ruby along with her scrapbook of marriage ceremony bulletins; unmarried mother Lola; reclusive chef Nate; and George, a courtly ex-doorman. they might not understand what to make of her bees and her politeness, yet they can't deny the magic in her honey.

And then there's Theo, a delightfully type Scotsman who crosses Sugar's course once she will get into city and is readily besotted. yet love isn't really at the menu for Sugar. She likes the powerful self reliant lady she's turn into in view that leaving the South and there's not anything a charmer like Theo can do to alter her brain . . . merely her bees can do that.

The marriage ceremony Bees is a unique approximately discovering sweetness the place you least anticipate it and studying to like your approach domestic.

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Unbroken by Jamie Lisa Forbes

By Jamie Lisa Forbes

Ranching is a lifetime of extremes, even perhaps extra so at the excessive plains close to Laramie, Wyoming. And not anyone is familiar with that larger than Gwen Swan, who married either her husband Will and his relatives ranch the place she works challenging beside the boys and struggles to elevate her children.

Meg Braeburn, who has damaged clear of her family's ranch, expects unrelenting labor while she takes a role at the position neighboring the Swans'. She and her son face an doubtful destiny, yet she is decided to go away the prior in the back of and make a very good existence for them. Gwen, who
understands the corrosive results of isolation larger than Meg, contains Meg in her relations and neighborhood and wins Meg's gratitude and support.

But there's little time for mirrored image on anyone’s half because the wheel of the seasons grinds relentlessly onward bringing failures and triumphs and a coarse highway for all involved. The prodigal Swan son returns and relationships shift, previous resentments resurface and friendships are strained and validated as everybody reveals themselves suffering opposed to the weather and every different to proceed their method of life.

In this outstanding novel the writer provides us with absolutely shaped characters that ring as transparent and real because the photograph of ranch lifestyles she paints as a history for the common struggles all of us confront.

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