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That Awkward Age by Roger McGough (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.MB Overview: From laundrettes to contact lenses, Paul McCartney's trousers to plane crashes, McGough guides us through the pitfalls and idiosyncrasies of our illogical and unexciting lives, and finds the humour and drama hidden within. This new collection has a bonus section: in a series of wonderfully funny poems, responding to Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife McGough gives voice to a number of forgotten and longsuffering male figures: Lord Godiva, Mr Sappho, Mr Blyton,...

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Trackman by Catriona Child (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.3MB Overview: Set in Edinburgh, Trackman tells the uplifting story of Davie Watts, a young man haunted by the suicide of his little brother and the separation of his parents. The novel charts Davie's life as a chance encounter with a homeless man leads to him taking possession of a magical MP3 player. Davie grows increasingly obsessed with the MP3 player and escapes into his fantasy where he is the Trackman: a superhero-like figure who helps others by playing...

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Don't Get Mad, Get Even by Barb Goffman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 322Kb | Version: Retail Overview: What do a bullied girl, a Christmas Town elf, a sheriff, and the biblical Job have in common? They're a few of the characters who take center stage in these stories of revenge, comeuppance, and the search for justice. Author Barb Goffman has been shortlisted seven times for national mystery awards (the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Agatha). This collection of fifteen short stories gathers all of her nominated tales, plus five new ones. Be...

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Go Naked In The World by Tom T. Chamales (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: .ePUB/.MOBI Reader, | 1.3Mb | Version: Retail Overview: A House Divided Old Pete Stratton, a theater tycoon with some shadily earned millions, is a shrewd, tough patriarch who dominates and dictates the lives of his family. In quiet rebellion, his beautiful wife, Mary, becomes a secret drinker; his daughter, Yvonne, learns about life behind her father’s back. Only his son, Nick, a battle-scarred veteran of twenty-three, dares openly to defy his father. This is the backdrop for Tom T....

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The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray by Les Murray (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 200 kb Overview: From his life's work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia. Genre: Poetry Download...

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Nappily Ever After by Trisha R. Thomas (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 1.6 mb Overview: What happens when you toss tradition out the window and really start living for yourself? Venus Johnston has a great job, a beautiful home, and a loving live-in boyfriend named Clint, who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She also has a weekly beauty-parlor date with Tina, who keeps Venus's long, processed hair slick and straight. But when Clint--who's been reluctant to commit over the past four years--brings home a puppy instead of an engagement ring,...

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Bloody Gullets by Michael Golvach (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.71 mb Overview: Do you feel like a little light reading, or do you prefer your short stories dark? When the average circular saw tears through flesh, meat or anything that lives, breathes and bleeds, no matter how long you let it run afterward, the teeth will be sparkling clean when it finally comes to a stop. But the evidence of the damage is still there. Because of its functional design, the blood wells up in the gullets. Those places where the teeth intersect. The stories...

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Two-Man Tent Paperback by Robert Chafe (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.3MB | Retail Overview: In Two-Man Tent, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Robert Chafe, offers his long-awaited collection of short fiction. The individual stories are thematically linked by an interwoven, recurring tale of a long-distance relationship told in the form of text messages, chat sessions, and emails, as Chafe bring his singular talent for dialogue and scripting to work within new forms of communication. The results are stunning in an absorbing and...

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3 books by Carmel Bird (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 850KB | Retail Overview: Carmel Bird is an Australian novelist. Her novels include literary fiction, crime, picture books and satire. An evil wind blows through the air of Bass Strait, promising the birth of a charismatic child. On the far northwest coast of tasmania at Cape Grimm lies the isolates community of Skye, which practises a religion that reveres the imagination. When Caleb Mean is born, his grandmother has a vision telling her he is the Chosen One. On Caleb's 33rd...

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Home Truth by Carmel Bird (ed.)(.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 289KB | Retail Overview: An exceptional collection of personal essays on the meaning of 'home', featuring Peter Goldsworthy, Andrea Goldsmith, Gabrielle Lord, Marion Halligan, Matthew Condon, Rosaleen Love, Cassandra Pybus, Ian Britain, Carmel Bird and Michael McGirr. An exceptional collection of personal stories on the meaning of 'home', featuring Peter Goldsworthy, Andrea Goldsmith, Gabrielle Lord, Marion Halligan, Matthew Condon, Rosaleen Love, Cassandra Pybus, Ian Britain,...

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6 books by Ann Beattie (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 5.5MB | Retail Overview: Ann Beattie (born September 8, 1947) is an American short story writer and novelist. She has received an award for excellence from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a PEN/Bernard Malamud Award for excellence in the short story form. Her work has been compared to that of Alice Adams, J.D. Salinger, John Cheever, and John Updike. She holds an undergraduate degree from American University and a masters degree from the University...

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By the Grace of God by Keshia Dawn (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1MB | Retail Overview: When Gracie’s fiancé, Dillian, suddenly walks out of her life without any explanation and then cuts off all lines of communication, she is left devastated and confused. She agonizes over his disappearing act, feeling like she at least deserves to know why. When Gracie finally finds the answer she’s been looking for, the truth turns her life upside down. She’s been betrayed in the worst way, and not only by Dillian. Now her life may be...

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4 Books by Mark Helprin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader | 2.7 MB | Born on an illegal immigrant ship off the coast of Palestine, Marshall Pearl is immediately orphaned and soon brought to America, where he grows up amidst fascinating and idiosyncratic privilege that is, however, not nearly as influential in regard to his formation as the pull of his origins though they are unknown to him. A cross between Fielding´s Tom Jones and the story of Moses, Refiner´s Fire is a great and colorful adventure that ends in a crucible of battle,...

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Poetry of the First World War.. by Tim Kendall (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 2 mb Overview: The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, poets whose words commemorate the conflict more personally and as enduringly as monuments in stone. Lines such as 'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' and 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old' have come to express the feelings of a nation about the horrors and aftermath of war. This new anthology provides a definitive record of the achievements of the Great...

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The Naked Year by Boris Pilnyak (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 2.3 MB Overview: Boris Pilnyak, an important stylistic force in twentieth-century Russian literature, never shied from controversy. It was his novel The Naked Year, a flinchingly honest portrayal of life in post-Revolutionary Russia, that catapulted Pilnyak into notoriety. The Naked Year follows the provincial town of Ordinin through 1919, a year of war, illness, and tumultuous change. The village and its inhabitants--merchants, nobles, peasants, and communists...

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The High Frontier by Stuart Slade (.MOBI)

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Requirements: mobi reader, 700 kb Overview: Living and working in space is man's greatest challenge. The men and women serving on the Manned Orbiting Laboratories and the new Manned Orbital Weapons Station know the are the leading edge of most important project humanity has ever attempted. The conquest of space will guarantee man's survival. Yet, there may not be enough time left. On Earth, one empire is collapsing under its own weight and there are those in its government who would prefer to suffer...

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A Double Sorrow by Lavinia Greenlaw (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.3MB Overview: When Chaucer composed Troilus and Criseyde he gave us, some say, his finest poem, and with it one of the most captivating love stories ever written. A Double Sorrow, Lavinia Greenlaw's new work, takes its title from the opening line of that poem in a fresh telling of this most tortured of love affairs. Set against the Siege of Troy, A Double Sorrow is the story of Trojan hero Troilus and his beloved Criseyde, whose traitorous father has defected...

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Fingerprints of Previous Owners by Rebecca Entel (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, | 1.3Mb | Version: Retail Overview: At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she trespasses on the resort’s overgrown inland property, secretly excavating the plantation ruins that her island community refuses to acknowledge. Rapt by the crumbling walls of the once slave-owner’s estate, she explores the unspoken history of the plantation—a site where her ancestors once worked the land, but which the resort...

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Will Self's Collected Fiction, Vol 1 by Will Self (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 14.1MB Overview: William Self is an English novelist, reviewer and columnist. He received his education at University College School, Christ's College Finchley, and Exeter College, Oxford. He is married to journalist Deborah Orr. •The Quantity Theory of Psychosis •Cock & Bull •My Idea of Fun •Grey Area •Great Apes •The Sweet Smell of Psychosis Download link 1 Download link 2...

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The Long Hitch by Michael Zimmer (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: .ePUB/.MOBI Reader, | 2.4Mb | Version: Retail Overview: In 1874 Utah territory, young teamster Buck McCready becomes wagon boss for the Kavanaugh freight outfit after his mentor, old Mason Campbell, is murdered. With the Kavanaugh outfit engaged in a wagon train race that will decide whether Kavanaugh or a competitor lands a lucrative freight-hauling contract, Buck vows to find Campbell's killer. But first he must win the race, a difficult task considering there's a saboteur among his crew...

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Someone Like You by Roald Dahl (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 680 kb Overview: There's the gambler who collects little fingers from losers...there's the lady who murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb...not to mention the man who has made a machine that can hear grass scream...Roald Dahl's particular brand of bizarre, alarming and disturbing story-telling has already attracted a huge following which can only be more disturbed, alarmed and - thankfully - amused by 'Someone Like You'. Genre: Short Stories & Anthologies Download link...

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The Big Money by John Dos Passos (.ePUB)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 1.6MB Overview: THE BIG MONEY completes John Dos Passos's three-volume "fable of America's materialistic success and moral decline" (American Heritage) and marks the end of "one of the most ambitious projects that an American novelist has ever undertaken" (Time). Here we come back to America after the war and find a nation on the upswing. Industrialism booms. The stock market surges. Lindbergh takes his solo flight. Henry Ford makes automobiles. From New York to...

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The Latin Deli by Judith Ortiz Cofer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.8MB Overview: Reviewing her novel, The Line of the Sun, the New York Times Book Review hailed Judith Ortiz Cofer as "a writer of authentic gifts, with a genuine and important story to tell." Those gifts are on abundant display in The Latin Deli, an evocative collection of poetry, personal essays, and short fiction in which the dominant subject—the lives of Puerto Ricans in a New Jersey barrio—is drawn from the author's own childhood. Following the directive of Emily Dickinson...

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5 books by Tim Pears (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader | 9.6 MB | Brought up in the Anglo-Welsh borders by an affectionate but alcoholic and feckless mother, Owen Ithell's sense of self is rooted in his long, vivid visits to his grandparents' small farm in the hills. There he is deeply impressed by his grandfather's primitive, cruel relationship with his animals and the land. As an adult he moves away from the country of his childhood to an English city where he builds a new life, working as a gardener. He meets Mel, they have...

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William Wallace & All That by Allan Burnett (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.5 mb Overview: Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian William Wallace And All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland's legendary hero. Join Sir William Wallace on his fearsome quest to free the Scots from villainous King Edward and his evil empire. Growl with anger as you find out what nasty things Edward's vile henchmen did to Wallace's girlfriend and best pal. Get splattered with blood and gore as Wallace...

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War Story by Derek Robinson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.8MB Overview: Filled with thrills, this novel by Booker Prize nominee Robinson also serves as a frightening exposé of the absurdities of the First World War. In 1916, Oliver Paxton enters the Royal Flying Corps a naïve young patriot. Pompous, foolish, and enthusiastic, he is determined to prove himself. But, as the realities of war, as well as the lax morals and casual cruelty of his fellow pilots, take their toll, Paxton becomes as disillusioned as those who surround him....

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Ground Zero, Nagasaki by Seirai Yuichi (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 978 KB Overview: Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw a chilling portrait of the ongoing trauma of the detonation of the atomic bomb. Whether they experienced the destruction of the city directly or heard about it from survivors, the characters in these tales filter their pain and alienation through their Catholic faith, illuminating a side of Japanese culture little known in the West. Many of them are descended from the "hidden...

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The Armies by Evelio Rosero (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 763 KB Overview: Ismail, the profesor, is a retired teacher in a small Colombian town where he passes the days pretending to pick oranges while spying on his neighbor Geraldina as she lies naked in the shade of a ceiba tree on a red floral quilt. The garden burns with sunlight; the macaws laugh sweetly. Otilia, Ismail's wife, is ashamed of his peeping and suggests that he pay a visit to Father Albornoz. Instead, Ismail wanders the town visiting old friends, plagued by a tangle...

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Grace Abounding to Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.2MB Overview: In an age when religious radicalism was regarded as socially subversive, Bunyan's Grace Abounding describes the spiritual regeneration of one who came from 'that rank that is meanest and most despised'. God and Satan are the chief protagonists in Bunyan's drama: they exist not as theological concepts but as terrifyingly immediate adversaries in the competition for Bunyan's soul. 'What care I,' says Satan to Bunyan, 'though I be seven years in chilling your...

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The Butterfly's Way by Edwidge Danticat (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 1.4 mb Overview: In five sections—Childhood, Migration, Half/First Generation, Return, and Future—the thirty-three contributors to this anthology write movingly, often hauntingly, of their lives in Haiti and the United States. Their dyaspora, much like a butterfly's fluctuating path, is a shifting landscape in which there is much travel between two worlds, between their place of origin and their adopted land. This compilation of essays and poetry brings together...

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