Download PDF by Patrick Roscoe: The Laboratory of Love

By Patrick Roscoe

In this robust suite tales set in Spain, Africa, and North the USA populated via wild canine, tattoo artists, and misplaced boys, Patrick Roscoe’s characters?lonely, broken, nomadic?are outsiders trying to find love and popularity in a regularly brutal and punishing international. In Roscoe’s beguiling laboratory, technological know-how meets emotion in experiments that try to decipher the forces of affection, loss, and longing.

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New PDF release: Befreiung (German Edition)

By Ernst Brauner

In diesen vier miteinander verflochtenen Erzählungen geht es um Menschen, die sich aus selbst geschaffenen Zwängen befreien wollen: Ein Verleger, der die Hälfte seines Besitzes an seine Angestellten verschenkt, um Maler zu werden. Zwei Frauen, die den aus ihrer Bildungslosigkeit resultierenden sozialen Zwängen entkommen wollen. Und ein Richter, der sein Gehör verliert, als er erkennt, dass er die Gitter vor seinen Fenstern selbst angebracht hat.

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Read e-book online Through a Venetian Looking Glass: A Novel of Remembrances PDF

By Hans Peter Braendlin

A ghost tale, a swashbuckling romance, a puzzle… Jean-Pierre Petitfeu and his spouse, Claire, have hung out every year in Venice, ever in view that they misplaced their ten-year-old son in a boating twist of fate. every year they take accepted walks and consume of their favourite eating places, swept away time and again by way of the wonder and background of Venice. at the first day in their 12th stopover at, Jean-Pierre discovers, hidden at the back of the cornice of a wall of their room, an outdated manuscript, the memoir of a guy named Giovanni Pietro Pofoco, who lived in Venice on the flip of the 16th century. wealthy with loss of life and keenness, Pofoco’s memoir reads like an event tale choked with intercourse and violence, with idealism at battle with the corrupt institution. possibly Pofoco died within the early fifteen enormous quantities, even though as we learn extra of this notable tale, we could come to doubt that he died in any respect. “Lovers of Venice, of background, of complexity will have fun with those repeated rambles throughout historic waterways and down winding streets. the unconventional is an interesting palimpsest within which a number of characters’ journals supply layers of expertise and inquiry.†—Sheila Ortiz Taylor, novelist “Braendlin’s via a Venetian taking a look Glass is an unique and nuanced evocation of Venice populated with compelling characters that ricochet round each other over centuries. learn it, like it, carry it to Venice, learn it again.†—William Luhr, Ph.D., Professor of English and picture, St. Peter’s University

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Get The Night Child: A Novel PDF

By Anna Quinn

This breathtaking debut novel examines the influence of aggravating youth stories and the delicate line among prior and current. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The evening Child is a narrative of resilience, desire, and the means of the brain, physique, and spirit to save lots of itself regardless of all odds.

Nora Brown teaches highschool English and lives a quiet existence in Seattle along with her husband and six-year-old daughter. yet one November day, moments after brushing aside her classification, a girl’s face seems above the scholars’ desks—“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on most sensible of shapeless drapes of purples and blues the place legs and arms must have been. Terror rushes via Nora’s body—the form of uncooked terror you're feeling whilst there’s no means out, while each cellphone on your physique, your whole physique, is on fire—when you think that you may die.”

Twenty-four hours later, whereas on Thanksgiving holiday, the face seems to be back. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and at last, a psychiatrist. because the tale progresses, a poor key's discovered—a mystery that pushes Nora towards a good deeper mental breakdown.

“Anna Quinn writes with vibrant and guaranteed authority, making this a outstanding debut novel you won’t quickly overlook. Her haunting tale, expertly and lovingly crafted, leaves you breathless with either terror and hope.”—Susan Wiggs, no 1 New York Times bestselling author

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Chamelea by D.H. Robbins PDF

By D.H. Robbins

by the point Thomas Barragan used to be an eight-year-old boy, his mom had instilled inside of him the emotional foundations of the daughter she could have preferred.

Now as an grownup and a Reverend, his lady instincts have fed on him. As Chamelea, a “liberator of souls,” Thomas has constructed his expertise as a hypnotist and his calling as a guy of God to safe the belief of his woman sufferers. simply by LSD-laced Communion wafers, he hypnotizes his topics into committing suicide. As they die in his include, he absorbs their souls to meet his compulsion to be a lady. it's his internal god's will for him.

The nascent forensic ideas on hand throughout the early 1960’s, that have been used to trace Chamelea’s killing course, have been far from what they've got now develop into. Murders have been investigated via out of date sleuthing and the gumshoe intuitions of police Lt. Marty Cohansen and his former accomplice, deepest Detective Raymond Nealy.

“Chamelea” is usually the tale of the dysfunctional courting among the Reverend and his estranged twenty-year-old daughter, Regina. a few cultural occasions meander in the course of the heritage of the tale, together with the unofficial starting of the Vietnam battle; AM radio tune; the increase of The Beatles; the Ford Mustang and the 1964-65 big apple World's reasonable.

"Chamelea" is a harsh and soaking up but heart-wrenching and provocative story.

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New PDF release: Chez Cordelia: A Novel

By Kitty Burns Florey

Cordelia Miller, an endearing younger misfit in a scholarly, cultured kin, loves junk nutrition, television, and the son of the neighborhood grocer. Her try and break out her stifling historical past and locate her manner on this planet takes her on a vintage trip from innocence to adventure. She encounters a diverse forged of characters—some comedian, a few calamitous—and, finally, discovers her actual vocation.

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Download PDF by Joan Williams: Pay the Piper: A Novel

By Joan Williams

The electrifying tale of a girl whose look for love and success brings her to the very verge of collapse of disaster

Laurel Wynn is haunted by means of her insecurities. Raised in a backwater Mississippi city by means of an alcoholic mom, she is now the writer of principally neglected novels and the sorrowful spouse and mom of an upper-middle-class New England family members. She keeps to carry out desire, in spite of the fact that, that the correct of affection may perhaps switch every little thing for the higher. whilst she starts a correspondence with Hal MacDonald, a filthy rich Mississippian incarcerated for the unintentional homicide of his stepson, Laurel involves think that she has ultimately chanced on a associate passionate and charismatic adequate to make her think whole.
Enthralled via Hal’s ardent letters and their short jailhouse conferences, Laurel leaves her husband and baby to maneuver again to the South. but if Hal is eventually published, the myth romance she imagined speedy becomes a nightmare. At fifty-three years previous, Laurel is in life-threatening probability and needs to locate inside herself the braveness and the selection not only to outlive, yet to set herself loose as soon as and for all.

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New PDF release: Reality

By Ray Glickman

Six humans were selected at random. with no their wisdom, Kathy, Mario, Garry, Hannah, Robert, and Julia are approximately to take part within the final online game of manipulation. A stranger brings them jointly, yet can this ruthless puppeteer particularly be held answerable for the alternatives every one makes? in any case, who's responsible for his or her deceit, infidelity, and crime? on the middle of this thought-provoking novel lies questions of destiny and self-determination.

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Download e-book for iPad: Twintig regels liefde (Dutch Edition) by Rowan Coleman,Mireille Vroege

By Rowan Coleman,Mireille Vroege

Wat als je nog maar één kans had? Eén kans om een short achter te laten voor degene van wie je houdt? Wat zou je schrijven?


Tijdens haar nachtdiensten schrijft verpleegkundige Stella brieven voor haar patiënten. Daarin vertellen ze aan hun geliefden over hun gedachten, hun gevoelens, en over hun laatste wens. Soms staan er praktische counsel in – hoe werkt een wasmachine? – en soms ouderlijk advies – hoe observe je een goede vader? Stella belooft dat ze de brieven pas na hun dood zal versturen. Maar dan breekt ze die belofte: er is één short waarvan ze vindt dat ze die op tijd moet posten, om iemand een laatste kans te geven op verzoening en een goede afloop…

De pers over Twintig regels liefde

‘Niet weg te leggen is het ontroerende Twintig regels liefde van Rowan Coleman, die sentimentaliteit vakkundig omzeilt.’Margriet

'Een mooi, spraakmakend, indrukwekkend en emotioneel beladen boek.' *****

'Coleman heeft dit ontroerende verhaal met hartverscheurende brieven toch goed weten te vertellen. Ondanks het gegeven dat het onderwerp zwaar en realistisch is, voelt het nergens te zwaar.'

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Download e-book for kindle: A Field Guide to Deception by Jill Malone

By Jill Malone

Praise for Red Audrey and the Roping by means of Jill Malone:

“Luminescent writing. . . . Finely tuned, bold, and perceptive, Malone’s auspicious debut leaves us short of more.”—Whitney Scott, Booklist

“A lyrical, passionate novel approximately wish, approximately threat, and concerning the desire for self-forgiveness. a perfectly remarkable writing debut.”—Sarah Waters, writer of Tipping the Velvet and The evening Watch

“First-rate writing and characterization.”—Cecelia Martin, Diva

“Malone’s nonlinear novel jitterbugs via time and place—the splintered chronology is a lucrative problem. . . . a blinding and dramatic debut.”—Richard Labonté, BookMarks/Q Syndicate

In Jill Malone’s moment novel, A box consultant to Deception, not anything is so simple as it sounds as if: group, notions of motherhood, the character of goodness, nor even compelling love. Revelations are punctured after which revisited with deeper perception, alliances shift, and heroes flip anti-hero—and vice versa.

With her aunt’s demise Claire Bernard loses her most sensible spouse, her livelihood, and her son’s co-parent. Malone’s clever, fascinating writing beguiles the reader into this taut, compelling tale of a makeshift family members and the reawakening of a previous they’d was hoping to outrun. Claire’s trip is the unifying stress during this ebook of layered and transferring alliances.

A box consultant to Deception is a significant novel jam-packed with snappy discussion, quick-moving and humorous incidents, compelling characterizations, mysterious plot twists, and an unforeseen climax. it's a wealthy, advanced story for literary readers.

Jill Malone’s first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, gained the Bywater Prize for Fiction.

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