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By Knut Hamsun

During this Norwegian saga of restlessness, Hamsun provides younger Edevart, a headstrong boy ailing comfy with books, yet fiercely self-determined and desirous to break out his bad village of Polden. He turns into an in depth pal of August, a man-orphan, rootless, who sings wonderful stories of a wondrous global. of their years of seafaring, peddling, and raucous-raising—sometimes jointly, occasionally separated—Edevart grows in figuring out, turning into a crafty businessman, experiencing the excitement and devastation of affection and studying to benefit from the freedom of his wandering way of life. Nobel prize winner Hamsun expertly weaves the clashing ideologies—the draw of a comfy domestic and the buzz of experience and the sea—with Edevart's personal picaresque, because it drifts among restlessness and a relaxed happiness.

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Download E-books The Accident PDF

The hot publication from the winner of the inaugural overseas guy Booker Prize is a modern day love tale of strong obsession set opposed to the historical past of darkish political intrigue.

On the autobahn in Vienna a taxi leaves the carriageway and moves the crash barrier, flinging its female and male passengers out of its again doorways because it spins throughout the air. the motive force can't clarify why he misplaced regulate; he in basic terms says that the mysterious couple within the again seat looked to be approximately to kiss . . .

Set opposed to the tumultuous backdrop of struggle and its aftermath within the Balkans, The Accident in detail records an affair among humans stuck in each one other's webs. The research into their deaths uncovers a collectively damaging obsession that mirrors the conflicts of the zone. A destabilizing mix of shiny hallucination and chilly truth, Ismail Kadare's new novel is a daring and interesting departure.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Natural Flights of the Human Mind: A Novel PDF

By Clare Morrall

Peter Straker lives in a switched over lighthouse at the Devon coast with an excellent view of the ocean, cats, and no buddies. that is simply the way in which he likes it. He speaks to nobody other than in his goals, the place he converses with the various seventy-eight humans he believes he killed approximately a quarter-century past -- although he cannot relatively have in mind the way it occurred. yet Straker's conscientiously preserved solitude is set to be invaded via Imogen Doody, a prickly and unapproachable college caretaker with a painful historical past herself. opposed to his will -- and hers -- Straker quickly unearths himself aiding Imogen fix the run-down cottage she's inherited. There are forces amassing, besides the fact that, because the twenty-fifth anniversary of Straker's crime ways, and they are purpose upon aggravating his precarious peace.

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Download E-books The Sweetness of Forgetting PDF

By Kristin Harmel

A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, needs to shuttle to Paris to discover a family members mystery for her death grandmother—and what she learns may possibly swap every little thing. The Sweetness of Forgetting is the booklet that made Kristin Harmel a world bestseller.

At thirty-six, wish McKenna-Smith is not any stranger to undesirable information. She misplaced her mom to melanoma, her husband left her for a twenty-two yr previous, and her checking account is almost depleted. Her personal goals of turning into a attorney gone, she’s working a failing relations bakery on Cape Cod and elevating a preteen.

Now, Hope’s liked French-born grandmother Mamie, who wowed the Cape along with her superb pastries for greater than fifty years, is drifting away right into a haze of Alzheimer’s. yet in a unprecedented second of readability, Mamie realizes that until she tells desire concerning the previous, the secrets and techniques she has hung on to for thus decades will quickly be misplaced endlessly. Tantalizingly, she finds mysterious snippets of a sad historical past in Paris. after which, arming her with a scrawled checklist of names, she sends desire to France to discover a seventy-year-old mystery.

Hope’s emotional trip takes her throughout the bakeries of Paris and 3 spiritual traditions, all guided through Mamie’s fairy stories and the candy tastes of domestic. As desire items jointly her family’s background, she reveals awful Holocaust tales combined with strong tales of her family’s will to outlive in a global long gone mad. And to reunite fans torn aside via terror, all she’ll want is a splash of braveness, and the assumption that God exists all over the place, even in cake...

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Download E-books The Theatre of Apollo: Divine Justice and Sophocles' Oedipus the King PDF

By Drew Griffith

By way of imaginatively recreating the play's unique staging and debunking the interpretations of varied critics, together with Aristotle, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, E.R. Dodds, Frederick Ahl, and John Peradotto, Griffith indicates that Apollo is a continuing, robust presence through the play. He contends that even though we will sympathize with Oedipus as a result of his sufferings, he's nonetheless morally chargeable for murdering his father and drowsing together with his mom. Apollo is accordingly now not detached and his activities will not be unjust. Griffith specializes in Apollo's commandment "know thyself," a commandment Oedipus belatedly and tragically fulfils, to emphasize either the necessity for self-understanding within the learn of old literature and the usefulness of historical literature in attaining self-understanding.

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Download E-books Oublier, trahir, puis disparaître PDF

By Camille de Toledo

Camille de Toledo signe ici le troisième volet d’une « trilogie européenne ». Après Le Hêtre et le Bouleau, à los angeles suite de Vies pøtentielles, Oublier, trahir, puis disparaître discover, entre conte et récit mythologique, le temps européen, à los angeles charnière du XXe et du XXIe siècle, à l’heure où se pose los angeles query de l’oubli et de los angeles trahison...

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Download E-books The House of Velvet and Glass PDF

By Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe, writer of the exceptional big apple instances bestseller The Physick publication of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing old novel set in Boston in 1915, the place a tender girl stands at the cusp of a brand new century, torn among loss and love, pushed to hunt solutions within the depths of a crystal ball.

nonetheless reeling from the deaths of her mom and sister at the big, Sibyl Allston resides a lifetime of quiet desperation together with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in a sublime city condominium in Boston's again Bay. Trapped in an international over which she has no keep watch over, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.

but if her brother is unexpectedly kicked out of Harvard below mysterious conditions and falls lower than the sway of an odd younger girl, Sibyl turns for aid to psychology professor Benton Jones, regardless of the unstated tensions in their shared prior. As Benton and Sibyl interact to resolve a harrowing secret, their long-simmering spark flares to existence, and so they notice that there is whatever much more magical among them than a medium's scrying glass.

From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of excessive society, from the again alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the huge, The condominium of Velvet and Glass weaves jointly meticulous interval element, intoxicating romance, and a last stunning twist in a wide ranging novel that would thrill readers.

Bonus gains within the booklet: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston day-by-day Globe article at the sizeable from April 15, 1912; and a examining workforce consultant and Q&A with the writer, Katherine Howe.

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Download E-books Slingshot: A Spycatcher Novel (Spycatcher Novels) PDF

By Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn makes use of his adventure as a former MI6 box officer to convey transfixing realism to Slingshot, his 3rd Spycatcher novel that includes Will Cochrane—MI6’s, and now the CIA’s, so much prized asset and deadliest weapon.
 
In Slingshot, Cochrane is ordered to recuperate a mysterious rfile stolen by means of a Russian overseas Intelligence provider (SRV) traitor operating for a former high-ranking East German Stasi officer. The officer, years prior to, had instigated a mystery pact among Russian and U.S. generals. The contract stipulated that are supposed to it's damaged, an murderer might instantly be set free after an unknown target.
 
The SRV has despatched their very own model of Cochrane, a cold-blooded, wonderful operative, to retrieve the rfile, pitting spycatcher opposed to spycatcher.
 
Slingshot, with its cat-and-mouse espionage, brutal motion, and intricate protagonist, is a must-read for lovers of Robert Ludlum and Lee Child.

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