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Black Mamba Boy by Nadifa Mohamed (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader | 330 kB | Version: Retail Overview: Yemen, 1935. Jama is a “market boy,” a half-feral child scavenging with his friends in the dusty streets of a great seaport. For Jama, life is a thrilling carnival, at least when he can fill his belly. When his mother—alternately raging and loving—dies young, she leaves him only an amulet stuffed with one hundred rupees. Jama decides to spend her life’s meager savings on a search for his never-seen father; the rumors that...

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Great English Short Stories by Paul Negri (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 330 KB Overview: The delighted wonder surrounding a cat that has learned to talk quickly turns to dismay when the feline's conversation involves the scandalous remarks he's overheard. "Tobermory" abounds in the irony for which its author, Saki, is well known and admired. Along with the other short stories in this first-rate anthology, it showcases the talents of a renowned British writer.Other stories include Anthony Trollope's "The Parson's Daughter of Oxney...

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Latin American Folktales by John Bierhorst (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2,1 MB Overview: The wisdom and artistry of Latin America's storytellers preserve one of the world's richest folktale traditions--combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Among the essential characters are the quiet man's wife who knew the Devil's secrets, the tree daughters who robbed their father's grave, and the wife in disguise who married her own husband--not to mention the Bear's son, the tricksters Fox and Monkey, the two...

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The Shelf Life of Happiness by David Machado (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePub reader, 744kb Overview: Ripped apart by Portugal’s financial crisis, Daniel’s family is struggling to adjust to circumstances beyond their control. His wife and children move out to live with family hours away, but Daniel believes against all odds that he will find a job and everything will return to normal. Even as he loses his home, suffers severe damage to his car, and finds himself living in his old, abandoned office building, Daniel fights the realization that things...

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The Unprotected by Kelly Sokol (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, | 4.6 Mb | Version: Retail Overview: They say motherhood changes you. As a driven advertising executive, Lara James has always put her career before any plans for a family, preferring professional chic to stay-at-home style. But after her father’s death, she realizes she’s ready. More than ready, in fact. Yet pregnancy—something other women seem to accomplish effortlessly, even accidentally—doesn’t come easily to Lara. What began as an adventure quickly...

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Dolores by Ivy Compton-Burnett (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.9MB Overview: The first edition of Dolores was published in 1911. It sold well, and was promptly forgotten. Now that her career of sixty years is ended, and her long achievement more and more acclaimed, Dolores, standing at that remote beginning, is curiously reborn. Genre: General Fiction Download link 1 Download link 2...

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The Football Factory Trilogy by John King (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.0Mb | Version: Retail Overview: English author, who has written several novels on the nation's lad culture at home and abroad. His debut work of fiction, The Football Factory, was made into a controversial film, directed by Nick Love and starring Danny Dyer. He now owns and operates London Books, an imprint company reissuing classic novels. Fever Pitch with testosterone and eight pints of lager. Like Fever Pitch, it is not exclusively a novel about football. This is a...

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The Prophet by Khalil Gibran (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.9MB Overview: The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer,...

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The Moment of Truth by Storm Jameson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.MB Overview: With literary ability, clarity of style, and astonishing inventiveness, Storm Jameson tells the story of people who as may happen to any one of us at any time are forced to make a supremely momentous decision. The author's intellectual curiosity, combined with her grasp of social, political and moral happenings, make this novel a powerful and admirable piece of work. Genre: General Fiction Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Ring in the New by Phyllis Bentley (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.MB Overview: The West Riding: setting for the earlier novels in the Oldroyd saga - the novels that were so successfully televised as the Inheritance trilogy. Now the story is continued. The old, closely-knit world of the textile families has changed. When old Henry Morcar dies suddenly, a new generation comes into its inheritance. Syke Mill is threatened by a take over bid. There is a protest march. Social conditions change but the picture of the West Riding and its people...

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Before All Else by Fiona Holland (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: .ePUB/.MOBI Reader, | 1.2Mb | Version: Retail Overview: How deep do we bury our secrets? The Suffolk village of Bullenden is the setting for this comic and bitter-sweet tale of peccadilloes, consequences and lemon drizzle cake. Cecily, long-time resident of the village and outwardly most respectable of the three de Mare sisters, cannot escape the murky events of her past. Loud-mouthed Mandy threatens to blow her secret wide open. Will Cecily's reputation survive or will she lose face to the...

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The Ways of White Folks: Stories by Langston Hughes (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.8MB | Retail Overview: In these acrid and poignant stories, Hughes depicted black people colliding--sometimes humorously, more often tragically--with whites in the 1920s and '30s. The ways of white folks, I mean some white folks.… If you have already read novels by Langston Hughes then you probably already love him. For those who have not, this collection of short stories is a perfect introduction. His portrayal of life for black people in the pre-civil rights era is...

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Norwegian Wood: Part I by Haruki Murakami (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: ePUB or MOBI Reader, 1.03 MB Overview: Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching...

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Sex & Sensibility by Mark Mathuray (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 6.3mb Overview: This book is a challenging and engaging collection of original essays on the novels of Alan Hollinghurst, Britain’s foremost gay writer and the English novel’s master stylist. The essays engage the precarious and shifting relationship between sex and literary sensibility in his novels and, thus, also attempt to establish the parameters of a new critical discourse for future research on Hollinghurst’s novel, queer theory and the contemporary...

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Norwegian Folktales by Peter Christen Asbjornsen (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 8,6 MB Overview: Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe have been acclaimed for their richness of humor, fullness of life, and depth of understanding since they first appeared in translation more than a hundred years ago. The Norwegian folktales, said Jacob Grimm, “surpass nearly all others.” Within these captivating tales we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and great, mysterious bears; beautiful...

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The Necklace & Other Tales by Guy de Maupassant (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1,8 MB Overview: Ranging from poignant scrutiny of social pretension, to wicked tales of lust and love, to harrowing stories of terror and madness, the genius of Guy de Maupassant, France’s greatest short-story writer, is on full display in this enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. The stories Neugroschel has gathered vividly reveal Maupassant’s remarkable range, his keen eye, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, his ability to create whole...

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Bone Worship: A Novel by Elizabeth Eslami (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 517 KB Overview: A rich and soul-searching novel about an Iranian-American girl whose enigmatic father has decided to arrange her marriage. Jasmine Fahroodhi has always been fascinated by her enigmatic Iranian father. With his strange habits and shrouded past, she can't fathom how he ended up marrying her prim American mother. But lately love in general feels just as incomprehensible. After a disastrous romance sends her into a tailspin, causing her to fail out of college...

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The Late Hector Kipling: A Novel by David Thewlis (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 722 KB Overview: At turns warm, witty, and joyfully absurd, actor David Thewlis's(Harry Potter fame) wicked comedy marks the debut of a savagely funny and observant literary talent. Hector Kipling is a famous artist. But Hector is not as famous as his best friend, Lenny Snook. And as they are standing in the Tate Gallery one afternoon, Hector's life begins to unravel. For a painter, this existential crisis is the place from which great art is born. If the painter happens to...

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The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: EPUB or MOBI Reader | 1.2mb Overview: The year is 1348 and brothers John and William have been infected by the plague. Their fate is sealed. Until a voice from the skies offers them a choice: ‘You may stay here and spend your last six days with your wife and children. Or you may put yourself in my hands now. I will wipe the scars from your face and the swellings from your body. I will extinguish your fever. I will let you live your last six days in the distance of the future.’...

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Great American Short Stories by Paul Negri (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI Reader, 1,3 MB Overview: Featuring 19 of the finest works from the most distinguished writers in the American short-story tradition, this new compilation begins with Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 tale "Young Goodman Brown" and ranges across an entire century, concluding with Ernest Hemingway's 1927 classic, "The Killers." Other selections include Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart," Melville's "Bartleby," Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp,"...

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O Cadoiro by Erín (Erin) Moure (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.7MB Overview: O Cadoiro is an astonishing exploration of lyricism by one of our greatest poets, best known in recent years for her challenging experimental work. But where experimental poets often disdain lyric, Moure embraces it, revelling in its beauty and its radical modernity. Rooted in medieval Galician-Portuguese cantigas, her poems in O Cadoiro are a breathtaking passage through archive, rhythm, address, and the mystery and wound of authorship itself. From the author's...

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Man at the Helm by Nina Stibbe (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 377 Kb Overview: My sister and I and our little brother were born (in that order) into a very good situation and apart from the odd new thing life was humdrum and comfortable until an evening in 1970 when my mother listened in to my father's phone call and ended up blowing her nose on a tea towel - a thing she'd only have done in an absolute emergency. Not long after her parents' separation, heralded by an awkward scene involving a wet Daily Telegraph and a pan of cold eggs,...

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The Mitford Years Omnibuses by Jan Karon (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader|13,7 mb|Retail Overview: Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of nine Mitford novels featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford.There are over 40 million Mitford and Father Tim novels, childrens books, and CDs in print. At Home in Mitford (1994) A Light in the Window (1995) These High, Green Hills (1996) Out to Canaan (1997) A New Song (1999) A Common Life: the Wedding Story (2001) In This Mountain (2002) Shepherds...

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2,1 MB Overview: One of the first great novels of the Romantic era, Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame has thrilled generations of readers with its powerfully melodramatic story of Quasimodo, the deformed hunchback who lives in the bell tower of medieval Paris’s most famous cathedral. Feared and hated by all, Quasimodo is looked after by Dom Claude Frollo, a stern, cold priest who ignores the poor hunchback in the face of his frequent public torture. But...

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Complete Works of Christina Rossetti by Delphi (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 2.32mb Overview: Christina Rossetti Famous for the long poem ‘Goblin Market’ and the classic love poem ‘Remember’, Christina Rossetti created a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems, as well as an accomplished sample of fiction. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete poetical and fictional works of Christina Rossetti, with...

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The Water Dancers by Terry Gamble (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, | 334Kb | Version: Retail Overview: A stunning debut novel from a new voice in literary fiction, set on Lake Michigan following World War II, The Water Dancers limns the divide between the worlds of the wealthy elite "summer people" and the poor native population who serve them–and what happens when those worlds collide. When Rachel Winnapee first comes to work at the March family summer home on vast and beautiful Lake Michigan, she quickly learns her place. Servants are seen...

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Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 2.6 MB Overview: Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads. Genre: Fiction > Metaphysical ...

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Coyote & The Enemy Aliens by Thomas King (.ePUB)(.MOBI)+

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.4MB Overview: A Short History of Indians in Canada, Thomas King' s bestselling collection of twenty tales, is a comic tour de force, showcasing the author at his hilarious and provocative best. With his razor-sharp observations and mystical characters, including the ever-present and ever-changing Coyote, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the Native myth-making machine, exposing the underbelly of both historical and contemporary Native-White...

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Primeval & Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 223 KB Overview: Tokarczuk's third novel, Primeval and Other Times was awarded the Koscielski Foundation Prize in 1997, which established the author as one of the leading voices in Polish letters. It is set in the mythical Polish village of Primeval, which is populated by eccentric, archetypal characters. The village, a microcosm of Europe and the world, is guarded by four archangels, from whose perspective the novel chronicles the lives of Primeval's inhabitants over the...

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3 Books by Diane McKinney-Whetstone (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: .ePUB/.MOBI Reader | 1.7Mb/790Kb | Version: Retail Overview: The author of the critically acclaimed novels Tumbling, Tempest Rising, Blues Dancing, and Leaving Cecil Street, Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Literary Award for Fiction. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and lives with her husband, Greg, in Philadelphia. My aunt says if you smell butter on a foggy...

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