The Secret Scripture: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist. Set against an ireland besieged by conflict, The Secret Scripture is an engrossing tale of one woman's life, and a poignant story of the cruelties of civil war and corrupted power. The secret scripture is now a film starring Rooney Mara, Eric Bana, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Once one of the most beguiling women in Sligo, she is now a resident of Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital and nearing her hundredth year. Now a major motion picture starring Rooney Mara. Sebastian barry's latest novel,  Days Without End, is now available. Sebastian barry's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long Way was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

The Secret Scripture: A Novel #ad - In the secret scripture, ireland, barry revisits County Sligo, the setting for his previous three books, to tell the unforgettable story of Roseanne McNulty.

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Sophie's Choice: A Novel Open Road

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Open Road Media #ad - Mixing elements from styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama, representing Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance. This award-winning novel of love, survival, and agonizing regret in post–WWII Brooklyn “belongs on that small shelf reserved for American masterpieces” The Washington Post Book World.

Poetic in its execution, sophie’s choice explores the good and evil of humanity through Stingo’s burgeoning worldliness, and epic in its emotional sweep, Nathan’s volatile personality, and Sophie’s tragic past. Winner of the national book award and a modern classic, his charismatic but violent Jewish neighbor; and Sophie, a sexually frustrated aspiring novelist; Nathan, Sophie’s Choice centers on three characters: Stingo, an Auschwitz survivor who is Nathan’s lover.

Sophie's Choice: A Novel Open Road #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives. Their entanglement in one another’s lives will build to a stirring revelation of agonizing secrets that will change them forever.

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The Pull of the Moon: A Novel Random House Reader's Circle

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Ballantine Books #ad - In this luminous and exquisitely written novel, Elizabeth Berg shows how sometimes you have to leave your life behind in order to find it. In the pull of the moon,  berg shares her strength, too, the wonderful widening of her soul so that we, can take the journey in the ease of our chair. Greensboro news & record “berg’s gift as a storyteller lies most powerfully in her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, the remarkable in the everyday.

The boston globe “reading the Pull of the Moon is like sitting down for a long, satisfying chat with a best girlfriend. It pleasantly encourages readers to recover a little life-embracing enthusiasm themselves. Orlando Sentinel. The pull of the moon bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Elizabeth Berg's Once Upon a Time, There Was You.

The Pull of the Moon: A Novel Random House Reader's Circle #ad - Praise for the Pull of the Moon“Breathtaking. Berg writes with wry wit and aching lyricism, painting her characters as vividly as anyone writing today. The charlotte observer “When was the last time you thought about running away? In her journal, nan addresses the thorniness—and the allure—of marriage, and the gifts and lessons that come from random encounters with strangers, the sweet ties to children, including a handsome man appearing out of the woods and a lonely housewife sitting on her front porch steps.

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A Death in the Family

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Penguin Classics #ad - As jay follet hurries back to his home in knoxville, he is killed in a car accident-a tragedy that destroys not only a life, Tennessee, but also the domestic happiness and contentment of a young family. A novel of great courage, lyric force, and powerful emotion, A Death in the Family is a masterpiece of American literature.

The classic american novel, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birthPublished in 1957, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written.

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The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel

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Random House #ad - A perfect summer read that brims with heart. And comforting as a quilt. Npr   “rich and immersive, this book will take you away. Vox“a masterful piece of storytelling, infused with the miraculous both in stories and in everyday life while maintaining the difficult balance between the explainable versus the inexplicable.

The people of castellamare are transformed by two world wars and a great recession, by the threat of fascism and their deep bonds of passion and friendship, and by bitter rivalries and the power of forgiveness. Catherine banner has written an enthralling, character-rich novel, epic in scope but intimate in feeling.

The House at the Edge of Night: A Novel #ad - The island is fictional, but consider this dreamy summer read your passport. People   “a lusty page-turner that weaves romance, rivalry and the intricacies of family expectations into one glorious tale. Minneapolis star tribune castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world’s troubles.

Don’t be surprised if you keep turning the pages long into the night, spellbound by its magic. The denver posta sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting island off the coast of Italy—combining the romance of Beautiful Ruins with the magical tapestry of works by Isabel Allende.

Named one of the best books of the year by npr • los angeles public library • Kirkus Reviews“Captivating. Amedeo esposito, whose fierce intelligence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, a foundling from Florence, Pina, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move.

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Hum If You Don't Know the Words

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Told through beauty and robin's alternating perspectives, the interwoven narratives create a rich and complex tapestry of the emotions and tensions at the heart of Apartheid-era South Africa. But robin knows that if beauty finds her daughter, Robin could lose her new caretaker forever, so she makes a desperate decision with devastating consequences.

In the same nation but worlds apart, beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. In beauty, robin finds the security and family that she craves, and the two forge an inextricable bond through their deep personal losses.

After robin is sent to live with her loving but irresponsible aunt, Beauty is hired to care for Robin while continuing the search for her daughter. Her quest to make amends and find redemption is a journey of self-discovery in which she learns the harsh truths of the society that once promised her protection.

Hum If You Don't Know the Words #ad - Hum if you don’t know the words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred. Until the soweto uprising, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, and shatters their worlds when Robin’s parents are left dead and Beauty’s daughter goes missing.

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Home Fire: A Novel

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Riverhead Books #ad - After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. Then eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. But she can’t stop worrying about aneeka, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, or their brother, headstrong sister back in London, her beautiful, Parvaiz, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew.

Is he to be a chance at love? the means of parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love? . When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. Ingenious… builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.

Home Fire: A Novel #ad - The new york timeswinner of the 2018 women's prize for fiction longlisted for the man booker prize the suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequencesIsma is free. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy.

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Hotel Du Lac Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - She also attracts the attention of a worldly man determined to release her unused capacity for mischief and pleasure. In the novel that won her the booker prize and established her international reputation, Anita Brookner finds a new vocabulary for framing the eternal question "Why love?" It tells the story of Edith Hope, who writes romance novels under a psudonym.

Beautifully observed, witheringly funny, Hotel du Lac is Brookner at her most stylish and potently subversive. When her life begins to resemble the plots of her own novels, Edith flees to Switzerland, however, where the quiet luxury of the Hotel du Lac promises to resore her to her senses. But instead of peace and rest, Edith finds herself sequestered at the hotel with an assortment of love's casualties and exiles.

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To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission

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Skyhorse #ad - Some dogs featured here have become therapy dogs for hospitals and nursing homes; reading partners for children; friends to at-risk teens and the injured in veterans affairs hospitals; service dogs for the deaf and blind; arson dogs; and even search-and-rescue dogs. These spunky, bringing the therapy of love to people in need, happy animals have repaid the kindness of their rescuers in spades, sometimes even saving lives.

Some of these special dogs are disabled, missing limbs, blind, deaf, but they don’t seem to know it. Each dog and one cat profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of humans. Elise lufkin and diana walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, in beautiful, duotone photographs and moving text, of dogs that have found new lives after being “throw away” dogs.

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Reincarnation Blues: A Novel

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Del Rey #ad - A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself. Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams. Kirkus reviews starred review First we live. We get another try?  Ten thousand tries, to be exact.

Surprisingly light and uplifting. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. Because it’s more than Milo and Suzie’s story. Or suzie, as he calls her. Achieve Wisdom. As darkly enchanting as the works of neil gaiman and as wisely hilarious as Kurt Vonnegut’s, absurd, beautiful, Michael Poore’s Reincarnation Blues is the story of everything that makes life profound, and heartbreaking.

Reincarnation Blues: A Novel #ad - Reminiscent of tom robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life. Chicago review of Books   “Charming. And then a page later, it made me sob. And become One with Everything. Milo has had 9, 995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul.

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Short People Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - And in the collection's climactic story, "Failure to Thrive, " a maternity ward nurse takes compassion too far. In "red lobster, " which won the nelson algren Award, a gaggle of children try to please the father who has rounded them up from their various homes to take them to a fateful dinner. James michener fellowship winner joshua furst's widely acclaimed debut collection explores the perils and paradoxes of childhood in ten harrowing, moving, and surprising stories, offering a rare and unsentimental depiction of the lives of American youth.

. In "the age of exploration, " two boys experience the world so differently--Billy through science; Jason with fantastical powers of imagination--that they sense their lives will stray irrevocably away from each other. Emotionally astute, brilliantly written, these stories mark the arrival of a powerful new voice in American literature.

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