By Tanya Huff
Tanya Huff, the acclaimed author of the Blood and Kigh sequence, is additionally an exquisite brief tale author. What Ho, Magic! is a suite of fifteen of Tanya's brief tales: "I'll Be domestic for Christmas" "Word of Honor" "Shing Li-ung", "First Love, final Love" "The tougher They Fall" "February Thaw" "The Chase is On" "A Debt Unpaid" "Symbols are a Percussion Instrument" "Underground" "A Midsummer Night's Dream Team" 4 tales that includes Vicki, Henry, and Mike from her Blood sequence: "This city Ain't massive Enough" "What demeanour of Man" "The playing cards additionally Say" "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeakea". this can be additionally the 1st printing of her new novella: "The Vengeful Spirit of Lake Nepeaka". With an advent to the e-book by means of Michelle Sagara West.
By Russell Banks
After we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teen dwelling along with his mom and abusive stepfather in an upstate manhattan trailer park. in this time, he slips into medicines and petty crime. Rejected by way of his mom and dad, out of college and in difficulty with the police, he claims for himself a brand new identification as an everlasting outsider; he will get a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the identify "Bone."
He reveals risky shelter with a gaggle of biker-thieves, after which hides within the boarded-up summer season apartment of a professor and his spouse. He ultimately settles in an deserted schoolbus with Rose, a baby he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and jointly they start a moment event that takes the reader from heart the United States to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. it really is an grand trip of self-discovery via an international of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.
By Carsten Jensen
This is often an epic drama of experience, braveness, ruthlessness and keenness via one in every of Scandinavia's so much acclaimed storytellers. In 1848, a motley team of Danish sailors units sail from the small island city of Marstal to struggle the Germans. no longer them all go back - and people who do seriously isn't a similar. between them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who quickly escapes back into the anonymity of the excessive seas. once he's sufficiently old, his son Albert units off looking for his lacking father on a voyage that may take him to the furthest reaches of the globe and into the clutches of the main nefarious corporation. Bearing a mysterious shrunken head, and laid low with premonitions of bloodshed, he returns to a city more and more run via ladies - between them a widow motive on freeing all males from the tyranny of the ocean. From the barren rocks of Newfoundland to the luxurious plantations of Samoa, from the roughest bars in Tasmania, to the frozen coasts of northern Russia, "We, The Drowned" spans 4 generations, global wars and 100 years. Carsten Jensen conjures a sensible, funny, exciting tale of fathers and sons, of the ladies they love and go away at the back of, and of the sea's murderous promise. this can be a novel destined to take its position one of the maximum seafaring literature.
By Peter Carey
In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a rustic reasonable con guy, an unprincipled vendor of pretend diamonds and doubtful tonics. And Herbert Badgery, the 139-year-old narrator of Peter Carey's uproarious novel, could be the king of all of them. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and vehicle salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a jogging embodiment of the Australian nationwide character--espcially of its proclivity for tall tales and barefaced lies.
As Carey follows this captivating scoundrel throughout a continent and a century, he creates a loopy cover of outlandish encounters, with characters that come with a genteel dowager who fends off insanity with an electrical belt and a stupendous younger lady with a deadly fondness for rooftop trysts. Boldly artistic, irresistibly unusual, Illywhacker is extra evidence that Peter Carey is among the such a lot captivating writers at paintings in any hemisphere.
By Alexander McCall Smith
CORDUROY MANSIONS - e-book 2
In the Corduroy Mansions sequence of novels, set in London’s hip Pimlico local, we meet a solid of captivating eccentrics, together with probably the world’s so much smart terrier, who make their domestic in a good-looking, although a bit of dilapidated, condominium block.
The moment installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s most up-to-date liked sequence follows the additional adventures of Freddie de los angeles Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the splendidly motley workforce of his fellow citizens within the elegantly crumbling London mansion block, Corduroy Mansions.
A pair of recent Age operators has made up our minds that Terence Moongrove’s property is the correct position for his or her Centre for Cosmological stories. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has determined to symbolize a guy who's writing a publication approximately his time “hanging out” with the abominable snowman. And our small, bushy, without end incredible dogs hero, Freddie de l. a. Hay, has been recruited through MI6 to infiltrate a Russian undercover agent ring. remember the fact that, the opposite denizens of Corduroy Mansions have problems with their very own. yet them all can be addressed with the wit, attraction, and perception into the foibles of the human situation that experience turn into the hallmark of this actually peerless storyteller.
By Jostein Gaarder
Panina Manina, a trapeze artist, falls and breaks her neck. because the ringmaster bends over her, he sees round her neck an amber charmjust just like the one he gave his personal baby earlier than she used to be swept away in a torrent sixteen years past. This story is narrated via Petter, a precocious baby and a fantasist, and maybe Jostein Gaarder’s so much exciting construction given that Sophie. Petter makes his residing promoting tales and ideas to authors being affected by writer’s block. It’s a profitable alternate, yet as he sits like a spider within the heart of his internet, Petter unearths himself in a seize of his personal making. Jostein Gaarder is the writer of Sophie's World, an incredible bestseller in over forty nations.
By Ian Douglas
There's an unseen strength within the universe--a negative strength that used to be dominating the galaxy tens of millions of years prior to the warlike Sh'daar have been even conscious of the lifestyles of Sol and its planets. As humankind ways the Singularity, while transcendence may be completed via know-how, touch should be made. within the wake of the close to destruction of the sunlight approach, the political powers in the world search a separate peace with an inscrutable alien existence shape that not anyone has ever obvious. yet Admiral Alexander Koenig, the hero of Alphekka, has long gone rogue, launching his fabled battlegroup past the limits of Human area opposed to all orders. With Confederation warships in sizzling pursuit, Koenig is taking the struggle for humankind's survival on to a mysterious all-powerful enemy.
By Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver's 5th novel is a hymn to wildness that celebrates the prodigal spirit of human nature, and of nature itself. It weaves jointly 3 tales of human love inside a bigger tapestry of lives amid the mountains and farms of southern Appalachia. Over the process one humid summer season, this novel's fascinating protagonists face disparate predicaments yet locate connections to each other and to the wildlife with which they inevitably percentage a place.
By Austin Ratner
A blinding tale of fathers, sons, and brothers - certain by way of love, divided by way of history
The pursuit of happiness in the US has moved from being simply an aspiration to a founding mythology. In Ratner’s novel, mythology is usually a compelling yet shackling inheritance. The narrative spans generations yet specializes in Leo, the son of Isidore, whose luck has taken on mythological proportions, and who was once the son of the both mythological Ezer, a Jewish immigrant, absusive father, curmudgeon. Leo, just like the males earlier than him, lives within the shadow of his sire. whilst he embarks on a cross-country voyage along with his brother, Leo broods at the fickleness of happiness that ends up in either tragedy and comedy (but generally tragedy). half rumination, half fairy story, and half highway narrative, Ratner’s booklet paints an image of the poor weight of historical past, self-created or differently, that presses down on destiny generations. the foremost lesson? It takes exertions to accomplish happiness, however the real paintings lies in conserving it. Ratner demanding situations his characters to upward push to the celebration. regardless of a stacked deck, the glimpses stolen are well worth the learn. --James Orbesen
PRAISE FOR within the LAND OF THE LIVING:
"In the Land of the residing made me chuckle out loud, and it additionally left me deeply moved. half vaudeville and half tragic opera, it dances and rages with unusual knowledge, conveying the soreness, comedy, and sweetness of familial love around the generations." (John Burnham Schwartz, writer of Reservation highway and Northwest nook)
By Haruki Murakami
Amazon top Books of the Month, October 2011: The 12 months is 1984, yet now not for lengthy. Aomame bolts from the cab, walks onto the increased Tokyo freeway, descends an emergency ladder to the road lower than, and enters a wierd new international. In parallel, a math instructor and aspiring novelist named Tengo will get a fascinating supply to rewrite a mysterious 17-year-old's tale for the ultimate around of a tender writer's literary prize. So starts Haruki Murakami's magnum opus, an epic of dazzling proportions that folds in a deliciously exciting forged of characters and imperative motifs--the moon, Janáček's Sinfonietta, George Orwell's 1984--that collect strong resonance as Aomame and Tengo's paths tackle a conjoined lifetime of their very own, dancing with a prolonged splendor that calls for approximately 1,000 pages to arrive its crowning denouement. 1Q84 was once a runaway bestseller in its local Japan, yet extra importantly, it's simply the grandest paintings of worldwide literature due to the fact Roberto Bolaño's 2666 and represents a immense literary occasion. Now may an individual please award Murakami his Nobel Prize? --Jason Kirk
“Murakami is sort of a magician who explains what he’s doing as he plays the trick and nonetheless makes you think he has supernatural powers . . . yet whereas a person can inform a narrative that resembles a dream, it's the infrequent artist, like this one, who could make us suppose that we're dreaming it ourselves.” —The long island instances publication Review
The yr is 1984 and town is Tokyo.
A younger girl named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic advice and starts to note complicated discrepancies on the earth round her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel lifestyles, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ a global that bears a question.” in the meantime, an aspiring author named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting venture. He turns into so wrapped up with the paintings and its strange writer that, quickly, his formerly placid lifestyles starts off to come back unraveled.
As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the process this unmarried 12 months, we research of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever nearer: a stunning, dyslexic teenage woman with a different imaginative and prescient; a mysterious non secular cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, prosperous dowager who runs a defend for abused ladies; a hideously grotesque deepest investigator; a mild-mannered but ruthlessly effective bodyguard; and a in particular insistent television-fee collector.
A love tale, a secret, a delusion, a singular of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s so much formidable project but: an fast most sensible vendor in his local Japan, and a big feat of mind's eye from considered one of our such a lot respected modern writers.