Category: Romance Literary Fiction

  • Download e-book for kindle: The Lives of Things by Stephanie Wilson Medlock

    By Stephanie Wilson Medlock

    ISBN-10: 1482008319

    ISBN-13: 9781482008319

    long island paintings specialist Rebecca Katz is a hugely profitable paintings authenticator with a big mystery. What her colleagues at Atherton’s public sale apartment don’t recognize is that Rebecca has a different skill – she will be able to communicate to the souls of the artists embedded in something made through hand. and they're in every single place. even if the artist is a well-known 18th century French courtroom painter, or the unsung chinese language dressmaker of a home made go well with, all of them inform their tales to the one one who can listen them.

    Rebecca places all her belief within the souls of the issues she encounters, so she is unprepared whilst a second century Afghan dagger lies to her approximately its provenance, elevating questions on is possession and embarrassing the public sale apartment. despatched to hold the disputed dagger to the Atherton Miami workplace till the scandal subsides, Rebecca is abducted through foreign thieves who wish the necessary item. issues on my own can't support her break out, so for the 1st time on account that her formative years, Rebecca needs to placed her belief within the atypical collection of strangers she meets as she makes an attempt to get well the dagger and reclaim her acceptance. As her friendships blossom and allure for 2 males tempts her, so does the terror that if she unearths herself, she's going to lose every thing she has come to value.
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  • Download e-book for kindle: Wieland; or the Transformation: An American Tale with by Charles Brockden Brown,Philip Barnard,Stephen Shapiro

    By Charles Brockden Brown,Philip Barnard,Stephen Shapiro

    ISBN-10: 0872209741

    ISBN-13: 9780872209749

    ISBN-10: 087220975X

    ISBN-13: 9780872209756

    an exhilarating story that leads from ventriloquism and mania to a kin homicide and emotional breakdown, Charles Brockden Brown's
    Wieland; or The Transformation
    (1798) ties revolutionary-era Gothic subject matters to struggles over the politics of Enlightenment on either side of the Atlantic.

    This variation of
    Wieland
    contains Brown's
    Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist
    and writings on Cicero, in addition to his key essays on historical past and literature, and decisions from modern German and different texts that determine within the novel's heritage and within the charged surroundings of the overdue 1790s.

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  • Hadriana in All My Dreams - download pdf or read online

    By René Depestre,Edwidge Danticat,Kaiama L. Glover

    ISBN-10: 1617755338

    ISBN-13: 9781617755330

    ISBN-10: 1617756199

    ISBN-13: 9781617756191

    integrated in "10 most sensible New Books to learn This May," Chicago assessment of Books. "Originally released in 1988 and written by way of certainly one of Haiti’s seminal authors, nonetheless with us at age ninety, this bright, erotically charged paintings exhibits how people counter fear—particularly the phobia of death—in diverse roughly magical methods, while it paints a clean and engaging photo of Haitian tradition. . .Luscious and affirmative studying, this can be paintings either the serious-minded and the lighthearted can enjoy." —Library magazine, Starred evaluation "Depestre offers a wealthy and nuanced exploration of enormous and demanding subject matters expertly couched in a single fantastical, expertly translated tale." —Booklist, Starred evaluation "One-of-a-kind...[A] ribald, free-wheeling magical-realist novel, first released in 1988 and newly, engagingly translated via Glover. . .An icon of Haitian literature serves up a hotblooded, rib-ticking, warmhearted mélange of ghost tale, cultural inquiry, folks paintings, and véritable l'amour." —Kirkus stories, Starred evaluation "The attractions and sounds of Haiti’s bright carnival season invigorate this story of vodou and Haitian tradition. . .The fact of Hadriana’s destiny proves extra poignant than scary, yet in Depestre’s arms, this incident is a touchstone of a tradition within which differences among the empirical and non secular are obscured, and whose conventional celebrations and ideology introduce a component of the mythic into the standard. Eroticism and humor direction via his narrative. Depestre’s intimacy along with his subject material and his familiarity with the folk he portrays—the tale is determined in his place of birth, on the time while he was once 12 years old—give readers an insider’s examine Jacmelian culture." —Publishers Weekly "For the 1st time, this slender and beguiling novel concerning the mysterious dying and attainable zombification of a tender girl on her marriage ceremony day has been translated into English...With its lyrical statement at the origins of fable, this mesmeric and often erotic paintings transcends its specialise in a tender girl to deal with the complexities of race, type and religion." —Shelf information for Readers, Starred overview With a foreword via Edwidge Danticat. Translated from the French through Kaiama L. Glover. Hadriana in All My goals, winner of the celebrated Prix Renaudot, occurs basically in the course of Carnival in 1938 within the Haitian village of Jacmel. a gorgeous younger French lady, Hadriana, is ready to marry a Haitian boy from a fashionable relations. yet at the morning of the marriage, Hadriana beverages a mysterious potion and collapses on the altar. remodeled right into a zombie, her marriage ceremony turns into her funeral. She is buried by means of town, revived by way of an evil sorcerer, after which disappears into well known legend. Set opposed to a backdrop of magic and eroticism, and stated with delirious humor, the radical increases common questions on race and sexuality. The reader comes away enchanted by way of the really good truth of Haiti's Vodou tradition and confident of Depestre's lusty declare that each one beings—even the undead ones—have a correct to happiness and real love. From the creation through Edwidge Danticat: Despestre deals us the type of story we infrequently get within the 1000's of zombie tales that includes Haitians, tales set either in and out of Haiti. In Hadriana in All My desires we get either langaj—the mystery language of Haitian Vodou—as good because the form of descriptive, elegiac, erotic, and satirical language, and the inventive license had to create this so much nuanced and robust novel. Kaiama L. Glover is an affiliate professor of French and Africana reports at Barnard university, Columbia college. She is the writer of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist problem to the Postcolonial Canon, coeditor of Yale French reviews' Revisiting Marie Vieux-Chauvet: Paradoxes of Postcolonial female (issue no. 128), and translator of Frenkétienne's able to Burst and Marie Vieux-Chauvet's Dance at the Volcano. She has bought awards from the nationwide Endowment for the arts, the Mellon...
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  • Von den Wahnsinnigkeiten: Aufzeichnungen (German Edition) - download pdf or read online

    By Klaus Scharfenstein

    ISBN-10: 1536955132

    ISBN-13: 9781536955132

    Wie tickt der moderne Mann jenseits der Fünfzig – wenn er denn tickt?


    Wie geht er damit um, wenn er in der Firma unverhofft befördert wird, und zwar zum Leiter einer neugeschaffenen Abteilung, die aus exakt einer individual besteht? Wie kommt er damit zurecht, zwar geradewegs dem Silberrücken-Status entgegenzualtern, es dabei aber ausgerechnet die jungen und zunehmend jüngeren Frauen sind, die ihm den Kopf verdrehen?

    Und used to be, bitte sehr, hat sich Vater Unser bei alledem gedacht?

    Der 54-jährige Timm, gerade eben auf Geschäftsreise in Tansania gestrandet, weiß nicht so recht. Nur, dass er kaum noch auf jemandes Wohlwollen hoffen kann, scheint festzustehen. Na schön. Zeit additionally, Bilanz zu ziehen, die Rechnung aufzumachen.

    Düsteres wird offenbar, Naheliegendes zweifelhaft. Allerbeste Bedingungen, um rettungslos einer jungen, afrikanischen Schönheit zu verfallen. Ist sie die Antwort auf alle Fragen?
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  • Annie Laura's Triumph: A Novel - download pdf or read online

    By Milinda Jay

    ISBN-10: 088146595X

    ISBN-13: 9780881465952

    In 1915 Grassy Glade, Florida, simply around the bay from Panama urban, Annie Laura's delivery daughter, Viola Lee has a great lifestyles. She retains apartment whereas her adoptive mom runs a winning dry items shop, and is the apple of her adoptive father's eye. She is simply every week clear of her dream wedding-the church is prepared, and the gown is sort of entire. yet issues start to get to the bottom of while her fiancé, James, doesn't go back from his lumber camp deep within the piney woods of North Florida. A stranger interrupts Viola Lee's long-awaited and lots more and plenty was hoping for reunion with Annie Laura, revealing a mystery that may threaten Viola Lee's fortunately ever after. regardless of struggles of her personal, Annie Laura needs to pass on a harrowing quest to correct prior wrongs and discover the reality approximately James. Milinda Jay has created a bright solid of characters during this tale of tragic family members secrets and techniques, love, longing, redemption, and supreme triumph.
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  • The Yard - download pdf or read online

    By Aliyyah Eniath

    ISBN-10: 9386050420

    ISBN-13: 9789386050427

    A literary romance novel - The Namesake meets Wuthering Heights. The backyard is a narrative of affection and redemption, set in Trinidad, that exposes the fault traces in Indo-Muslim tradition. Behrooz, an deserted boy, is dropped at a familial advanced, The backyard, to reside with a religious and , the place he struggles to belong. He types a infantile alliance with Maya, a wilful and rebellious lady, and his guardian's daughter. when they percentage an evening of adolescent tenderness, Maya, fearing retribution, flees to London. Behrooz painstakingly rebuilds his lifestyles and marries one other. whilst tragedy moves, Maya returns to her adolescence domestic. There, she and Behrooz needs to stand up to previous demons. Can their love suffer? Even after Maya is dealt the main "righteous" blow of all?
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  • Download PDF by Jennifer Harlow: Witch Upon a Star (A Midnight Magic Mystery)

    By Jennifer Harlow

    ISBN-10: 0738736139

    ISBN-13: 9780738736136

    He got here for her within the evening. probably the most strong vampires in life. He plucked younger witch Anna Olmstead from a lifetime of poverty and degradation by the hands of her abusive father. He confirmed her the world—a darkish paradise choked with pleasure. Wealth. Privilege. energy. And specifically . . . love.

    Asher.

    But her love wasn’t sufficient for him. He had to own every thing approximately her—her identification, her soul. After a horrendous act of violence rippled throughout the supernatural group and brought on Anna to escape his mad love, Asher nonetheless refuses to allow her pass. He’s coming for her back. And this time, it’s Anna’s flip to take his everything.

    Praise:

    “A nice secret and a romp into the delusion international that's darkish, scary, and an entire lot of fun.”—Suspense Magazine

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  • Download PDF by Amy Bloom: Beate noi (Italian Edition)

    By Amy Bloom

    ISBN-10: 8876257861

    ISBN-13: 9788876257865

    the USA, anni Quaranta. Due sorellastre, Eva, schiva dodicenne abbandonata dalla madre, e Iris, ragazza fascinosa, cinica e aspirante attrice, si ritrovano inaspettatamente a convivere sotto lo stesso tetto: quello del padre Edgar, ex insegnante di letteratura inglese e vedovo da poco. Dopo l’inizio complicato, tra le due s’instaura un profondo affetto e insieme decidono di partire alla volta di Hollywood, dove Iris spera di lavorare nel mondo dello spettacolo.
    La ragazza piace e il lavoro non manca, ma tutto precipita quando, a una festa consistent with sole donne, advert accorgersi di lei sarà l. a. bellissima Rose Sawyer, attrice sulla cresta dell’onda, che diventa los angeles sua amante: i paparazzi in keeping withò sono dietro l’angolo e, in un paese dove aleggia ancora lo spettro del proibizionismo, è importante che l. a. relazione non venga allo scoperto. Così Iris ed Eva sono costrette a fuggire a brand new York, dove devono inventarsi una nuova vita. Ma anche qui le insidie sono imminenti.
    In un’esistenza governata dal caso, tra riavvicinamenti col padre squattrinato, incendi, incarcerazioni, cartomanzia e rapimenti di bambini, le due ragazze cercheranno los angeles loro strada senza perdere mai il sorriso. Sullo sfondo, i discorsi di Roosevelt, los angeles seconda guerra mondiale e il jazz. Con una narrazione vibrante dal sapore picaresco, dove nessun risvolto è mai il più semplice e nessun personaggio è davvero ciò che sembra, Amy Bloom ci mostra come l’affetto tra sorelle sia salvifico anche quando l. a. sfortuna è devastante e come l’estro resti los angeles carta fondamentale in step with sopravvivere in un mondo come questo, imperfetto ma bello.
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  • Download e-book for iPad: Prince's Gambit: Captive Prince Book Two (The Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat

    By C. S. Pacat

    ISBN-10: 0425274276

    ISBN-13: 9780425274279

    ISBN-10: 1543643396

    ISBN-13: 9781543643398

    The moment novel within the seriously acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy from international phenomenon C. S. Pacat.

    With their nations on the point of battle, Damen and his new grasp, Prince Laurent, needs to alternate the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping may perhaps of the battlefield as they go back and forth to the border to ward off a deadly plot.

    pressured to conceal his identification, Damen unearths himself more and more interested in the damaging, charismatic Laurent. yet because the fledgling belief among the 2 males deepens, the reality of secrets and techniques from either their pasts is poised to deal them a last devastating blow...
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  • Kate EBERLEN,Christine BOUCHAREINE's Miss You - édition française (French Edition) PDF

    By Kate EBERLEN,Christine BOUCHAREINE

    ISBN-10: 1538412160

    ISBN-13: 9781538412169

    ISBN-10: 2841119319

    ISBN-13: 9782841119318


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