The Treasure Box: A Novel

By Penelope J. Stokes

Vita Kirk is a shuttle author who hasn't ever left her homeland. in truth, she infrequently leaves her residence. because of deep wounds and sour losses, Vita has selected isolation over vulnerability. but if she stumbles throughout an vintage chest in a hole-in-the-wall boutique, she discovers a perplexing hyperlink to her earlier and her actual atmosphere mysteriously start to swap. Inscribed within the treasure chest are the phrases, "Love is the main that unlocks each portal."

The strength of those phrases end up to unencumber part of Vita she suggestion had died years ago.

"Stories like this move via many various names-fantasy, time-shift, magical realism. a few are openly Christian or spiritual in nature, others aren't. yet from a non secular viewpoint, the typical thread in a majority of these works is the redeeming, reworking strength of God's grace not just to change the longer term yet to alter our figuring out of the past."--Penelope Stokes

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The Greyminster Chronicles

This can be Greyminster, a smoky, post-industrial milltown tucked away within the north west nook of britain. a delightful sufficient position with the exception of one truth. Greyminster is the Spaghetti Junction of the Fortean global. Time trip, starving area beasts, manic outdated biddies and robots with a penchant for Hob Nobs. This quantity includes all 4 Greyminster novels, 5 brief tales, characters by means of the barrow load and adequate reliable humour to blow your socks off!

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The Borgias

By Alexandre Dumas père

Not anyone has ever designated history's such a lot ruthless rulers and tyrants with as a lot aptitude and fervour as French author Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian extended family that earned notoriety as one of many world's so much power-hungry and corrupt households, is a pulse-pounding learn that lovers of the real crime style will locate tough to place down.

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A Regular Guy : A Novel

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 by means of a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of younger Jane di Natali, however the subject is still an analogous: the quest for, and the try to comprehend, the absent father.

This time the daddy is a millionaire biotechnology tycoon named Tom Owens.  Into Owens's charmed existence comes Jane, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into  his care by way of a mom who's now not in a position to supplying it; Tom is much from prepared for this accountability. enthusiasts of Simpson's past novels aren't upset by means of this expedition into the cracked global of family members family.

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

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Falling Slowly

By Anita Brookner

In Falling Slowly, Anita Brookner brilliantly inspires the origins, nature, and effects of human isolation. As center age settles upon the Sharpe sisters, remorse over percentages now not taken casts a shadow over their contented life. Beatrice, a skilled if uninspired pianist, provides up acting, a choice inspired by way of stiffening joints and the surprising awareness that her paintings hasn't ever introduced her somebody to like. Miriam, frequently calm and lucid, slides headlong into an affair with a captivating, handsome--and very married--man. And as every one lady awakens to the urgency of her loneliness, disorder threatens to sever them either from the single happiness they've got grown to anticipate: one another. Painfully clever, the Sharpe sisters embrace the conflicting yearnings Jane Austen delineated in Sense and Sensibility.

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Britt-Marie var här

By Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie var här är en roman om att förlora sig, förälska sig och att sparka på det som rullar.
Borg är ett samhälle om vilket det snällaste guy kan säga är att det ligger vid en väg. Britt-Marie är en 63-årig kvinna som fått höra att hon är en passivt aggressiv ältande gnällkärring. Hon har lämnat storstan och sin otrogna guy efter forty års äktenskap, Borg har gått igenom en finanskris som inte lämnat något annat efter sig än "till salu"-skyltar och en ölstinkande pizzeria. Britt-Marie hatar fotboll, Borg har inget annat än fotbollen kvar. Det är inte början på en underbar vänskap, det är det sannerligen inte.
Men när ungdomslaget i byn behöver en tränare så desperat att de until eventually slut är redo att ge jobbet until vem som helst, då bryr de sig inte om petitesser som att hon absolut inte vill ha det. För när det kommer until kritan finns bara en universell sanning om samhällen vid vägar: Pizzerior och fotboll är det sista som överger människorna.
Britt-Marie var här är en roman om fördomar (inte för att Britt-Marie har fördomar, givetvis inte), korrekt organiserade bestickslådor (gafflar-knivar-skedar, i den ordningen, males inte för att Britt-Marie ältar!) och en landsbygd vid en transportsträcka. Det är en berättelse om andra chanser, första sparkar och hur nästan allt går att rengöra med bikarbonat.

Författaren until eventually En guy som heter Ove och Min mormor hälsar och säger förlåt har skrivit en kärlekshistoria och en kärleksförklaring, om spelet fotboll och platserna där guy spelar det, males mest av allt om en kvinna som väntat ett helt liv på att hennes ska börja.

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The Whore of Babylon, A Memoir: A Novel

By Katrina Prado

Katrina Prado is the writer of a number of novels, together with a secret sequence in addition to many literary brief tales. She has had fabric released in Woman's international, Potpourri, The Chrysalis Reader, The Santa Clara evaluation, Lite, and girl. Ms. Prado's reviews have additionally seemed in Yoga magazine. She has been a contract author for Woman's global journal and her paintings has aired on Public Radio's Valley Writers learn. She was once a two-time panelist on the Sacramento Reads! publication pageant. Her brief tale Twig Doll gained first position within the 2000 Lite Circle Literary Contest. Her novel bins OF YEARS (March 27, 2002, emerging Tide Press) is out there in any respect bookstores, in addition to from Amazon.com. She lives together with her husband in northern California.

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Everybody's Right

Born at the streets and born making a song, Tony Pagoda has had his day. yet what a day it was once!
He had reputation, funds, ladies, and skill. He spent his golden years wonderful a flourishing and garishly chuffed Italy. His good fortune stretched over borders and around the seas. yet someplace issues started to move awry, the public's tastes in track at first. His band is now a shadow of its former self and his existence is fraught with mundane yet infuriating problems. it is time to make a fresh holiday with the previous. Following a short journey in Brazil, Tony comes to a decision to decamp and make a lifestyles for himself in South the United States. right here, his hyper- constructed and extremely atypical imaginative and prescient of the area, irreversibly formed by way of these years in which he hobnobbed with Sinatra and loved the adoration of audiences the area over, is less than attack. Now that he has deserted tune the realm moves him as a barren position that's thoroughly at odds together with his realizing of it. Tony's tale is the tale of a worldwizened yet but surprisingly naive guy compelled to reconcile with lifestyles or lose himself completely. informed in a breathless, irreverent first individual voice that's as unique as any in modern literature, Everybody's correct is the debut novel from one of Italy's such a lot compelling and singular inventive minds. Paolo Sorrentino, recognized largely because the director of flicks thought of to be the most effective examples of cinematic paintings by means of any Italian filmmaker in contemporary a long time, the following proves himself to be an both ambitious novelist.

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The Seed Collectors: A Novel

Great Aunt Oleander is useless. to every of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods should be lethal, yet nonetheless they may additionally include the key of enlightenment. no longer that any one has a lot time for enlightenment. Fleur, left in the back of on the crumbling Namaste apartment, needs to step into Oleander's position as guru to misplaced and lonely celebrities. Bryony desires to lose the burden she wear after her botanist mom and dad disappeared, yet cannot cease consuming. And Charlie struggles to make experience of his lifestyles after wasting the only girl he may really love.

A advanced and fiercely modern story of inheritance, enlightenment, lifestyles, loss of life, hope and relations timber, The Seed Collectors is an important novel but from one of many world's such a lot bold and terrific writers. As Henry James acknowledged of George Eliot's Middlemarch, The Seed Collectors is a 'treasurehouse of aspect' revealing all that it capacity to be attached, to join a society, to be a part of the universe and to be human.

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Candy

By Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks is on the most sensible of his YA online game during this "provocative, suspenseful" (Booklist) novel. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging!

When Joe meets sweet, it kind of feels like a standard boy-meets-girl situation. They chat over espresso, she supplies him her quantity, and he writes her a tune. yet then Joe is drawn into Candy's international --- an international of gear, violence, and desperation. because the darkish fact approximately Candy's lifestyles emerges, Joe unearths himself dealing with actual chance at each twist and switch. quickly Joe's conflicting feelings start to replicate Candy's, and he is familiar with that falling in love simply may be worthy the fight. This intoxicating story of heartache, chance, and wish will enthrall teenager readers.

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