By Salman Rushdie
One of the main debatable and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's best-known and most provoking ebook. Set in a latest international jam-packed with either mayhem and miracles, the tale starts off with a bang: the terrorist bombing of a London-bound jet in midflight. Indian actors of opposing sensibilities fall to earth, remodeled into dwelling symbols of what's angelic and evil. this is often simply the preliminary act in a powerful odyssey that seamlessly merges the particular with the imagined. A publication whose significance is eclipsed in basic terms via its caliber, The Satanic Verses is a key paintings of our times.
By Roberto Bolaño
An unnamed narrator makes an attempt to piece jointly the lifestyles and works of an enigmatic would-be poet became army murderer in the course of Pinochet's regime in Chile. within the early Nineteen Seventies Alberto Ruiz-Tagle was once a little-known poet residing in southern Chile. After the army coup of 1973 that introduced within the dictatorship of normal Pinochet, he embarked upon a brand new profession that concerned him in committing homicide and different brutalities, and as a consequence resulted in his emergence as a lieutenant within the Chilean air strength below his genuine identify, Carlos Wieder.
By Max Gallo
« Ils étaient trois frères et ils venaient de là-bas, le can pay de los angeles montagne. » Ainsi s'ouvre l. a. Baie des Anges, cette fresque romanesque dont les trois tomes sont pour los angeles première fois réunis en un seul quantity. On peut ainsi suivre, d'un seul élan, le destin des trois frères Revelli, Carlo, Vincente et Luigi, qui à los angeles fin du XIXe siècle arrivent à pied au bord de los angeles baie des Anges. Et l'on découvre, avec eux, cette ville de great qui sera le cœur de ce roman. Ville cosmopolite où se côtoient les barons russes – Frédéric Karenberg –, les hommes d'affaires autrichiens – Gustav Hollenstein –, les étrangères séduisantes – Peggy wooden – et tout un peuple pittoresque, le député Merani, Lisa, Ritzen, tant d'autres. L'on mesure surtout que l. a. Baie des Anges est le roman qui raconte un siècle de vie en France.Des trois frères venus à pied des montagnes du Piémont, aux petits-fils qui s'élancent sur les autoroutes jetées derrière les collines du bord de mer, Max Gallo raconte, en suivant le destin des Revelli, cette histoire de l'Europe qui a modifié tant de vies. Guerre de 1914, espoirs de los angeles révolution russe, guerre d'Espagne, persécutions de los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale, Résistance, flambée d'enthousiasme de los angeles Libération puis à nouveau secousses des guerres, coloniales celles-là, et pour finir, événements de mai 1968. L’histoire est vivante automobile ce sont des personnages qui l. a. vivent : Carlo ou Dante Revelli, Roland ou Christiane. Tout un siècle s’anime.Certains des héros du livre côtoient des héros de l’Histoire, Clemenceau, Jaurès ou Lénine. l. a. Baie des Anges devient ainsi, comme une nasse où le romancier a pris, pour notre plaisir et notre émotion, un siècle de vie.GUY SCHOELLERhttp://www.amazon.fr/Romans-anges-Palais-Promenade-Anglais/dp/2221088212
By Hugh Howey
Daniel Stillman's existence: forty two fb neighbors 18 cellphone contacts 6 Twitter fans four weblog subscribers Now a class 5 hurricane is ready to take this all away. And change it with a neighbor he's by no means met.
By Oscar Wilde
The image of Dorian grey scandalized readers whilst it used to be first released in 1890. Written in Wilde’s signature sort, the tale has long gone directly to develop into an everlasting story of man’s hubris and narcissism.
The famous artist Basil Hallward meets the younger Dorian grey within the stately London domestic of his aunt, girl Brandon. Basil turns into instantly infatuated with Dorian, who's cultured, prosperous, and remarkably appealing. Such good looks, Basil believes, is accountable for a brand new mode of artwork, and he comes to a decision to color a portrait of the younger guy. whereas completing the portray, Basil reluctantly introduces Dorian to his pal Lord Henry Wotton, a guy identified for scandal and enthusiasm. Wotton conjures up Dorian to dwell existence throughout the senses, to believe attractiveness in daily adventure. Dorian turns into enthralled through Wotton’s rules, and extra so turns into captivated with closing younger and lovely. He expresses a wish to promote his soul and feature the portrait of him age, whereas he, the fellow, remains perpetually younger. a sad tale of hedonism and hope, the image of Dorian grey is Oscar Wilde’s in simple terms released novel.
By Tim Gautreaux
Bringing an identical mild and delicate figuring out that he did to the tale assortment Same position, related Things, writer Tim Gautreaux tells the story of Paul and Colette, star-crossed and factious fanatics suffering to make it in rural south Louisiana. whilst Colette, uninterested with small city lifestyles, perceives another indiscretion by way of the fun-loving Paul, she heads for la, with gigantic desires and Paul in tow. Paul's makes an attempt to attract his appealing younger spouse again domestic to the Cajun bayou, and again to his center, make up a story choked with heat, devotion and majestically built scenes of Southern lifestyles.
By David Lipsky
A poignant and painfully humorous novel concerning the ny artwork global via the acclaimed writer of even supposing after all you find yourself turning into Yourself
For first class years, Joan Freeley had all of it: the proper kin, the simplest paintings broker in ny, and the admiration of well-known acquaintances. Her adoring husband and good-looking sons attended her first gallery convey in matching khakis and blue blazers. "An fascinating expertise Makes Its Debut," declared the hot York occasions. Then, as though her luck have been not anything greater than a reserving errors, Joan's existence obtained downgraded. A brutal divorce resulted in work too sour to promote and a occupation caught firmly in coach.
Unable to work out her undergo by myself to any extent further, Joan's teenage son Richard leaves his father and older brother in la and strikes in to her one-bedroom condominium in SoHo. on the gallery openings the place she was once a celebrity, Richard discovers simply how a lot his mother's gentle has dimmed. She is an artist who's no longer showing—she could besides be invisible. to recognize her is to recognize the skinny line among good fortune and failure in an international as superficial because it is intoxicating.
Richard instantly devotes himself to returning his mom to her former glory. every little thing approximately him—the outfits he wears, the jokes he makes, the varsity he attends—is calculated to spice up Joan's attractiveness. yet because the years cross through and the galleries maintain sending again her slides, Richard has to invite: Who desires Joan Freeley's resurrection more—him or her? And whilst will his personal lifestyles commence?
By Juan Ramón Jiménez
Language note: Dual-language English/Spanish
The most well-liked paintings by way of the good Spanish author Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958), this can be a sequence of autobiographical prose poems in regards to the wanderings in Andalusia of a poet and his donkey. This new, actual English translation is drawn from the 1917 version.
This is the single dual-language version on hand.
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By Elizabeth Berg
During this novel, liked bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg weaves a fantastically written and richly resonant tale of a mom and daughter in emotional transit. Helen Ames–recently widowed, dealing with loss and grief, not able to do the paintings that has regularly sustained her–is starting to rely a ways an excessive amount of on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, and is interfering in her lifestyles, delivering unsolicited and unwelcome recommendation. Helen’s difficulties are compounded via her surprising discovery that her mild-mannered and dependable husband was once it sounds as if major a double lifestyles. The Ameses had painstakingly kept for a cheerful retirement, yet that money disappeared in numerous huge withdrawals made by way of Helen’s husband sooner than he died. so that it will aid herself and garner a degree of a lot wanted independence, Helen takes an strange task that finally ends up providing excess of she had expected. after which a telephone name from a stranger units Helen on a stunning course of discovery that factors either mom and daughter to re-evaluate what they notion they knew approximately one another, themselves, and what fairly makes a house and a kinfolk.
By John O'Hara
The nationwide e-book Award–winning novel by way of the author whom Fran Lebowitz referred to as “the actual F. Scott Fitzgerald”
Joe Chapin led a storybook lifestyles. A winning small-town legal professional with a gorgeous spouse, over-achieving kids, and aspirations to be president, he looked as if it would have all of it. yet as his daughter appears again on his lifestyles, a distinct guy emerges: one in clash along with his bold and shrewish spouse, terrified that the misdeeds of his youngsters will sprint his political desires, and in love with a version part his age. With black wit and penetrating perception, Ten North Frederick stands with Richard Yates’ innovative street, Evan S. Connell’s Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge, the tales of John Cheever, and Mad males as a super portrait of the private and political hypocrisy of mid-century America.
Winner of the 1956 nationwide publication Award