A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 412 KB Overview: In a dark comedy of errors, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by Julius, a cynical intellectual who decides to demonstrate through a Machiavellian experiment how easily loving couples, caring friends, and devoted siblings can betray their loyalties. As puppet master, Julius artfully plays on the human tendency to embrace drama and intrigue and to prefer the distraction of confrontations to the difficult effort of communicating openly and honestly....

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Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 730 KB Overview: Single, Carefree, Mellow is that rare and wonderful thing: a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie’s lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover’s wife and...

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5 books by Iris Murdoch (.ePUB) (.MOBI)

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Requirements: ePUB / MOBI Reader, 2.7 mb, 6.3 mb Overview: Dame Jean Iris Murdoch Irish-born British writer, university lecturer and prolific and highly professional novelist, Iris Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues, sometimes in the light of myths. As a writer, she was a perfectionist who did not allow editors to change her text. Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years, the last written while she was suffering from Alzheimer disease. Genre: General Fiction, Classics An Unofficial Rose:...

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So Much Blue by Percival Everett (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, | 1.8Mb | Version: Retail Overview: A new high point for a master novelist, an emotionally charged reckoning with art, marriage, and the past Kevin Pace is working on a painting that he won’t allow anyone to see: not his children; not his best friend, Richard; not even his wife, Linda. The painting is a canvas of twelve feet by twenty-one feet (and three inches) that is covered entirely in shades of blue. It may be his masterpiece or it may not; he doesn’t know or,...

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The Mothers Of Lovely Lane By Nadine Dorries (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePub reader, 1.4MB Overview: Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus hospital in Liverpool. Since her husband was injured in the war, she has supported her five children. With help from her eldest, Bryan – a porter's lad – the family just about get by. When Finn, her youngest, passes the eleven plus exam, Noleen feels faint. Allowing Finn to attend the grammar will stretch her purse too far. When Bryan steps in to help, the results rock the St Angelus community. As...

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Why Write Poetry? by Jeannine Johnson (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 1.5MB Overview: This book identifies and examines the verse defense of poetry, which shares the same impulse that has led to the composition of prose essays: namely, the desire to protect poetry from its detractors and to promote its value as a vital human endeavor. In an age in which the general public attitude toward poetry may be characterized as one of indifference, defense helps these authors make a claim for poetryOs cultural relevance, as well as for its private profit....

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Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 1.1 MB Overview: Widely acclaimed as Naguib Mahfouz's best novel, Midaq Alley brings to life one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo in the 1940s. From Zaita the cripple-maker to Kirsha the hedonistic cafe owner, from Abbas the barber who mistakes greed for love to Hamida who sells her soul to escape the alley, from waiters and widows to politicians, pimps, and poets, the inhabitants of Midaq Alley vividly evoke Egypt's largest city as it teeters on the brink of...

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Touch by Adania Shibli (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 218 KB Overview: Touch centers on a girl, the youngest of nine sisters in a Palestinian family. In the singular world of this novella, this young woman’s everyday experiences—watching a funeral procession, fighting with her siblings, learning to read, perhaps falling in love—resonate until they have become as weighty as any national tragedy. The smallest sensations compel, the events of history only lurk at the edges—the question of Palestine, the massacre at Sabra and...

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A Certain Age: A Novel by Beatriz Williams (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader , 669 KB Overview: The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in...

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Small Hours by Jennifer Kitses (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: .ePUB/.MOBI Reader, | 1.1Mb | Version: Retail Overview: In the vein of Richard Russo and Tom Perrotta, a gripping, suspenseful, and gorgeous debut novel--told hour-by-hour over the course of a single day--in which a husband and wife try to outrun long-buried secrets, sending their lives spiraling into chaos. Genre: General Fiction Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Threads of Silk by Amanda Roberts (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 462KB | Retail Overview: When I was a child, I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations. I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden City and the court of China’s last Empress. Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a...

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4 Novels by Esther Freud (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader | 2.08 MB | It is the 70's. In an old bakery converted into a home, two single-parent families have come together under one roof. For nine-year-old Tess it is a new start and she sees in William-- the tall, blond guitar-playing father of three-- both the father she craves and a lover for her mother, Francine. Her brother Jake, however, feels nothing for William but contempt. When Francine becomes involved with William, Tess-- eager to share in their love-- tries to please the...

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Three Novels by Guy Vanderhaeghe (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI Reader l 1.9 MB Overview: Guy Clarence Vanderhaeghe, OC, SOM is a Canadian fiction author. Vanderhaeghe received his Bachelor of Arts degree with great distinction in 1971, High Honours in History in 1972 and Master of Arts in History in 1975, all from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1978 he received his Bachelor of Education with great distinction from the University of Regina. In 1973 he was Research Officer, Institute for Northern Studies, University of Saskatchewan and,...

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The Master of the House by John Gaskin (.MOBI)

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Requirements: mobi reader, 294 kb Overview: The twelve ‘Tales of Twilight and Borderlands’ that make up The Master of the House are in the classic tradition of English ghost stories and tales of the unknown. They are recounted with a powerful sense of place: winter on an unfrequented moor, Oxford railway station in the 1950s, high summer near a legendary Roman camp, a Victorian suburb in London, a college VIII rowing home on a December evening, a railway journey delayed by frost and snow into...

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King Arthur & His Knights by Maude L Radford Warren (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 5.5 mb Overview: Twenty-one stories from the Arthurian legends specially selected and adapted for children and told in simple well-written prose. The stirring tales of these chivalrous knights awaken the reader's admiration for courage and gentleness and high sense of honor essential in all ages. Suitable for ages 9 and up. Genre:Fiction> Classics>History Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Queen of Martyrs by Samantha Wilcoxson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 445 kb Overview: 'God save the Queen! God save our good Queen Mary!' When these words rang out over England, Mary Tudor thought her troubles were over. She could put her painful past - the loss of her mother and mistreatment at the hands of her father - behind her. With her accession to the throne, Mary set out to restore Catholicism in England and find the love of a husband that she had long desired. But the tragedies in Mary's life were far from over. How did a gentle, pious...

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Bridges by Janice McLeod (.ePUB)

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Requirements: Epub reader, 184 Kb Overview: The stories in this collection are all very different and distinct from one another in regard to time, place, and types of characters. Each story portrays a particular set of human struggles and the choices made to rise above them. Each story is about the triumph of the human spirit that taps into the very core of who we are. The intent of these stories is to inspire our souls through love, faith, and grace to do the impossible. Genre: General Fiction, Short...

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Squeeze Play by Jane Leavy (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: Epub reader/Mobi reader, 1.26 Mb Overview: Inspired by the author's career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post, Squeeze Play tells the story of female reporter A. B. Berkowitz, who is assigned to cover the men of the Washington Senators -- the worst team in major league baseball. Life in the locker room shows her not just the players'…um…assets but also their all-too-human frailties. Love for the game and love for the newspaper business are the stars in this hilarious and...

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A Tale Out of Luck by Willie Nelson & Mike Blakely (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 363 KB | Retail Overview: Retired Texas Ranger Captain Hank Tomlinson intends to spend the rest of his days raising cattle on his Broken Arrow Ranch, and nurturing his frontier town of Luck , Texas . But when the brutal murder and scalping of a mysterious drifter leads to a clash between cavalry soldiers and a band of Comanche Indians suspected of the killing, a full-scale Indian uprising seems likely. Worse yet, the murder of the drifter bears a disturbing resemblance to a...

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The Garden by Magnus Florin (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

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Requirements: Epub reader/Mobi reader, 1.15 Mb Overview: The Garden is about Carl Linnaeus, a leading figure in the Swedish Enlightenment, famous for his taxonomy — a classification of animals and plants that is still used in modern biology. Linnaeus perceives things through his desire to categorise and therefore in relation to other things. His gardener perceives things for what they are in themselves — and for their beauty or usefulness. They often find themselves in dialogue, but rarely understand...

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The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 808KB | Retail Overview: The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatre goers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue,...

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Selected Epigrams by Martial (.ePUB)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: This lively translation accurately captures the wit and uncensored bawdiness of the epigrams of Martial, who satirized Roman society, both high and low, in the first century CE. His pithy little poems amuse, but also offer vivid insight into the world of patrons and clients, doctors and lawyers, prostitutes, slaves, and social climbers in ancient Rome. The selections cover nearly a third of Martial's 1,500 or so epigrams, augmented by an introduction by...

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3 books by Thomas Williams (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.7MB | Retail Overview: Born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1926, Williams' family moved to New Hampshire when he was a child and he spent most of his life working and writing in that state, although he attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Chicago, and studied briefly in Paris. For most of his career he taught at the University of New Hampshire, and published eight novels during his lifetime. His students included among them Alice McDermott and John Irving. Irving...

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Triage by Margaret Mascarenhas (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.2MB | Retail Overview: Savage. Searing. Compelling. Images and words that are like ice picks piercing the heart. Mascarenhas dazzles ... and hurts.- SHOBHAA DE In this evocative collection of poetry, flash memoir and sketches, Margaret Mascarenhas challenges still prevalent myths about romantic love, treating it as a medical emergency, whose obsessive nature transcends gender and sexual orientation. This is a body of work that also subtly conveys the intimate and visceral...

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Gifted by John Daniel (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 983MB | Retail Overview: How can we reconcile ourselves to the deepest betrayal? Henry Fielder, solitary and unmoored in his thirties, runs into an old lover and finds himself ready to tell the story he has harbored for two decades. He is fifteen, in rural western Oregon, enduring a year of sorrows. His mother has died, his father is physically abusive, and his extraordinary spiritual affinity for the wild lives of his native country seems to desert him. An older couple,...

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Moving the Palace by Charif Majdalani (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 2.6 mb Overview: At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot who has dismantled a sumptuous palace in Tripoli and is transporting it across the continent on a camel caravan. The protagonist soon takes charge of this hoard of architectural...

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The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 543KB | Retail Overview: From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer's disease. You just can't plan for this kind of thing. Diane Tate certainly hasn't. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As a respected family court judge, she's spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband's...

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That Wondrous Pattern by Kathleen Raine (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 2.35 mb Overview: Kathleen Raine was one of the greatest British poets of the last century. Born to a deeply literary and spiritual household, she went on to study at Cambridge, where she met Jacob Bronowski, William Empson, and Malcolm Lowry. A dedicated Neoplatonist, she studied and presented the works of Thomas Taylor and wrote seminal books on William Blake. With Keith Critchlow, Brian Keeble, and Philip Sherrard, she founded, in 1981, the Temenos Academy of Integral...

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Such Small Hands by Andrés (Andres) Barba (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 664KB | Retail Overview: Life changes at the orphanage the day seven-year-old Marina shows up. She is different from the other girls: at once an outcast and object of fascination. As Marina struggles to find her place, she invents a game whose rules are dictated by a haunting violence. Written in hypnotic, lyrical prose, alternating between Marina's perspective and the choral we of the other girls, Such Small Hands evokes the pain of loss and the hunger for acceptance. Genre:...

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The Heart of Happy Hollow by Paul Laurence Dunbar (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 1.87 mb Overview: First published in 1904, The Heart of Happy Hollow features sixteen short stories that provide rare glimpses into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War. Through characters ranging from schemers to preachers, Paul Laurence Dunbar crafted a rare snapshot of long-lost communities and their poignant sensibilities. An author who achieved remarkable versatility, he draws on language that is by turns folksy and formal, putting forth controversial...

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