Download E-books There Was an Old Woman: A Novel of Suspense PDF

By Hallie Ephron

There used to be An outdated Woman via Hallie Ephron is a compelling novel of mental suspense during which a tender girl turns into entangled in a terrifying internet of deception and insanity related to an aged neighbor.

When Evie Ferrante learns that her mom has been hospitalized, she unearths her mother’s residence in chaos. Sorting via her mother’s assets, Evie discovers items that don’t rather belong there, and starts off to elevate questions.

Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an aged neighbor who may possibly be aware of extra approximately her mother’s fresh actions, yet Mina is having her personal set of difficulties: Her nephew Brian is making an attempt to cajole her to maneuver to a senior care group. As Evie investigates her mother’s activities, a darker tale of deception and insanity concerning Mina emerges.

In There used to be an previous Woman, award-winning secret writer Hallie Ephron promises one other paintings of family noir with really unforgettable characters that may preserve you riveted.

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Download E-books La grande sauvagerie PDF

By Christophe Pradeau

L. a. Grande Sauvagerie, c’est le nom que les coureurs de bois du Canada français ont donné à ce qui s’est appelé, en d’autres temps et d’autres lieux, The Wild : l’espace inviolé, le blanc sur los angeles carte. L’expression s’est perdue et ne parle plus guère à personne.La Grande Sauvagerie, c’est aussi un lieu-dit, un rocher qui domine un coin de l. a. campagne limousine. Les courses touristiques le signalent à l’attention pour sa lanterne des morts, une uncomplicated journey de granit, sans grâce.Les habitants du will pay ont oublié depuis longtemps qu’un feu y brûlait jadis, qui guidait les voyageurs dans los angeles nuit.Thérèse Gandalonie a grandi à Saint-Léonard, à l’ombre de l. a. lanterne des morts. Puis elle s’en est allée. Elle a traversé l’océan. Elle a découvert, dans les bibliothèques américaines, le magazine inédit de Jean-François, peintre d’ex-voto établi à Montréal, cousin à l. a. mode de Bretagne du Grand Rameau. Elle a compris en le lisant que les deux Grandes Sauvageries renvoyaient l’une à l’autre.Quand elle s’en retournera, elle saura désormais apercevoir, infusée dans le paysage, une histoire oubliée de tous. Elle l. a. déchiffre pour nous. C’est sa voix que nous entendons, une voix rocailleuse traversée par le vol des lucioles.

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Download E-books How It Is PDF

By Samuel Beckett

“It is something to be told by way of Shakespeare that lifestyles “is a story informed via an fool signifying nothing”; it's whatever else to come across the belief actually offered in a singular by means of Samuel Beckett. yet i'm quite yes delicate reader who trips via the way it Is will go away the e-book confident that Beckett says extra that's proper to adventure in our time than Shakespeare does in Macbeth. it may come as no shock if a decade or so therefore the way it Is is appraised as a masterpiece of contemporary literature. This poetic novel is Beckett at his height.” — Webster Schott

“A exceptional publication, written within the sparest prose. . . . Beckett is among the infrequent inventive minds in our times.” — Alan Pryce-Jones

“What is novel is absolutely the sureness of layout. . . outfitted word by way of word right into a superbly and tightly wrought constitution — a number of dozen expressions permuted with planned redundancy collect that means at the same time they're emptied of it, and supply themselves as issues of radiation in a wierd internet of utter illusion.” — Hugh Kenner

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Download E-books Infância PDF

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be extensively one of crucial Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he was once elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first publication, Caetés. many years later he used to be jailed via the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His stories in detention center may develop into a special own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" sort of writing and the clash among the identity and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the ebook (in Portuguese):

Infância foi publicado em 1945. O livro percorre um período que vai dos dois anos do narrador até a puberdade. Sua construção acompanha os passos do autor, redescobridor de seu mundo de menino nordestino, repleto de lembranças dolorosas.
Num misto de imaginação e memória, o retrato de sua meninice revela o desprezo pela criança como sujeito social, na passagem do século XIX para o XX, onde o autor deixa perceber claramente a severidade como instrumento mais eficaz para o modelo de educação aí vigente.
Graciliano esboça um quadro de nossa história dos costumes, em que uma ética pedagógica grosseira surge identificada com práticas punitivas contra crianças.

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Download E-books The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing 1660 - 1789 PDF

By Paul Baines

The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing1660-1789 good points insurance of the lives and works of virtually 500 impressive writers established within the British Isles from the go back of the British monarchy in 1660 until eventually the French Revolution of 1789.

  • Broad insurance of writers and texts offers a brand new photo of 18th-century British authorship
  • Takes benefit of newly improved eighteenth-century canon to incorporate considerably extra girls writers and labouring-class writers than have ordinarily been studied
  • Draws at the most recent scholarship to extra correctly mirror the literary achievements of the lengthy eighteenth century

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Download E-books Travels in the Scriptorium: A Novel PDF

By Paul Auster

An previous guy awakens, disoriented, in an unexpected chamber. with out reminiscence of who he's or how he has arrived there, he pores over the relics at the table, interpreting the conditions of his confinement and looking out his personal hazy brain for clues.

Determining that he's locked in, the man--identified in simple terms as Mr. Blank--begins interpreting a manuscript he reveals at the table, the tale of one other prisoner, set in an unusual, trade international. because the day passes, a number of characters name on Mr. clean in his cellphone, and every brings complex tricks of his forgotten identification and his past.

Both chilling and poignant, Travels within the Scriptorium is classic Paul Auster: mysterious texts, fluid identities, a hidden prior, and, someplace, an vague tormentor. And but, as we find in the course of someday within the lifetime of Mr. clean, his global isn't really so diversified from our own.

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Download E-books The One-Way Bridge: A Novel PDF

By Cathie Pelletier

"If you really liked Olive Kitteridge, you will love The One-Way Bridge."—Lee Smith, writer of The final Girls

In her hugely expected new novel, acclaimed literary grasp Cathie Pelletier returns to Mattagash, Maine, the cherished New England city the place all of it started.

Welcome to Mattagash, the final city in the course of the northern Maine barren region. the line dead-ends right here, yet Mattagash's voters are fiercely proud.

Yet this straightforward city attached by means of a unmarried one-way bridge is whatever yet tranquil. whereas associates bicker publicly over minutiae resembling offensive mailbox designs and gossip approximately suspicious novices, they privately fight to navigate deeper issues—scandals, loss, failed pursuits, the scars of war...and a mysterious useless physique within the woods.

With her trademark wit and prepared eye for element, Pelletier has assembled an unforgettable solid of endearing and whimsical characters, from scheming mailmen and peeping toms to lovesick waitresses and loggers whose underhandedness belies their ingenuity. The voters of Mattagash will make you snigger and cheer for them as they stumble into one another's lives and attempt to outline themselves in a altering international that threatens to depart them in the back of.

The One-Way Bridge is a unprecedented portrait of kinfolk, loneliness, and community—and the types of compromises all of us make within the identify of love.

Praise for The One-Way Bridge:

"Cathie Pelletier is one in all my favourite novelists, and she's on the best of her video game with The One-Way Bridge."—Wally Lamb, writer of She's Come Undone

"The One-Way Bridge is the unconventional Cathie Pelletier lovers have lengthy awaited. Her Mattagash, Maine, is among the so much totally learned fictional locales i have ever visited, it really is geography as shiny and specified as any genuine position, its voters as genuine and compelling as our personal neighbors and neighbors."—Richard Russo, writer of Empire Falls

"In her new ebook, Cathie Pelletier's brilliantly drawn, true-to-life characters holiday your center and make you chuckle even as, an extraordinary expertise indeed."—Fannie Flagg, writer of Fried eco-friendly Tomatoes on the Whistle cease Café

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Download E-books The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared PDF

By Jonas Jonasson

The foreign publishing sensation--over six million copies bought worldwide!

A reluctant centenarian very similar to Forrest Gump (if Gump have been an explosives specialist with a passion for vodka) makes a decision it is not too overdue to begin over . . .

After a protracted and eventful existence, Allan Karlsson results in a nursing domestic, believing it to be his final cease. the one challenge is that he is nonetheless in sturdy overall healthiness, and in a single day, he turns a hundred. an important party is within the works, yet Allan fairly is not (and he'd like a piece extra keep watch over over his vodka consumption). So he makes a decision to flee. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and fully unforeseen trip, related to, between different surprises, a suitcase crammed with funds, a few disagreeable criminals, a pleasant hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to say a dying via elephant).

It could be the experience of an entire life for an individual else, yet Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: not just has he witnessed one of the most vital occasions of the 20 th century, yet he has truly performed a key function in them. beginning out in munitions as a boy, he one way or the other reveals himself fascinated with a few of the key explosions of the 20th century and travels the area, sharing nutrition and extra with every person from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle. Quirky and totally unique, The 100-Year-Old guy Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed readers internationally.

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Download E-books a: A Novel PDF

By Andy Warhol

Conceptually distinct, hilarious, and scary, a: a unique is the correct literary manifestation of Andy Warhol's sensibility. within the overdue sixties, Warhol got down to flip a alternate publication right into a piece of dad paintings, and the end result was once this impressive account of the artists, superstars, addicts, and freaks who made up the manufacturing facility milieu. made from audiotapes recorded in and round the manufacturing unit, a: a unique starts off with the remarkable Ondine popping a number of amphetamines after which follows its characters as they communicate with encouraged, speed-driven wit and lower swaths in the course of the golf equipment, espresso outlets, hospitals, and whorehouses of Nineteen Sixties Manhattan.

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