Posts in category: Fiction
By Howard Fast
The first ebook in bestselling writer Howard Fast's liked kin saga
"A such a lot impressive book...there hasn't been a unique in years that could do a role on readers' feelings that the final fifty pages of The Immigrants does."
-Los Angeles Times
In this sweeping trip of affection and fortune, grasp storyteller Howard quick recounts the increase and fall of a relations of roughneck immigrants made up our minds to make their method in the United States on the flip of the century. fast to ascend from the tragic depths of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Dan Lavette turns into the top of a robust transport empire and establishes himself one of the city's cultural elite. but if he reveals himself stuck in a loveless marriage to the daughter of San Francisco's richest relations, a scandalous love affair threatens to ruin the empire Dan has equipped for himself.
The first of a compelling relations saga, The Immigrants is a fast paced, emotional novel that captures the wide variety of relationships between immigrant households in the course of the tumultuous occasions that outlined the early 20th century in America.
"A continuous page-turner...moving, vivid...a correct achievement!"
"Howard quick is fiercely American. he's one in every of ours, considered one of our very best!"
-Los Angeles Times
"Warmth...Power...Tenderness...Excitement...Readers will locate themselves anxiously looking forward to the sequel."
By Jodi Picoult
From Jodi Picoult, essentially the most robust writers in modern fiction, comes a riveting, well timed, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of households in agony -- and friendships ripped aside by means of not possible violence. until eventually the telephone calls got here at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their acquaintances, the Hartes, have been inseparable. It was once no shock to a person whilst their teenage young children, Chris and Emily, begun exhibiting symptoms that their dating was once relocating past that of lifelong pals. yet now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to demise via her liked and committed Chris as a part of an obvious suicide pact -- leaving devastated households stranded in the dead of night and dense predawn, determined for solutions approximately an unthinkable act and the youngsters they by no means fairly knew.
By Richard Ford
This trilogy of excellent novels - The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land - that charts the lifestyles and occasions of 1 of the main loved and enduring characters in smooth fiction. after we meet Frank Bascombe within the Sportswriter, his unguarded voice immediately wins us over and pulls us right into a existence that has been irrevocably replaced by means of the lack of a wedding, a profession, a toddler. We then stick to Frank, ever brilliantly and hilariously observant, via Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, witnessing his fortune's upward push and his family's fragmentation and reintegration. With finely honed prose and an eye fixed that captures the main refined nuances of the human in all its pathos, humour, attractiveness and strangeness, Richard Ford transforms Frank Bascombe's existence right into a riveting relocating parable of existence in the USA today.
By Jodi Picoult
To the skin international, they appear to have all of it. Cassie Barrett, a popular anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one in all Hollywood's most well liked actors, met at the set of a movie in Africa. They shared adolescence stories, toasted the long run, and declared their love in a fairy-tale marriage ceremony. but if they go back to California, whatever alters the image in their ideal marriage. a daunting trend is taking shape—a cycle of damage, denial, and delivers, thinly veiled via glamour. Torn among worry and whatever that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she by no means dreamed she might face: How can she depart? having said that, how can she remain?
By Isaac Bashevis Singer
As messianic zeal sweeps via medieval Poland, the Jews of Goray divide among those that, just like the Rabbi, insist that not anyone can "force the end" and those that keep on with the messianic pretender Sabbatai Zevi. yet as hysteria and depravity bring up, it turns into transparent that it's not the Messiah who has come to Goray.
By Patrick O'Brian
"Jack's task: to trap the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That crusade types the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. yet its substance is extra beguiling still..."—Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek
Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on part pay with out a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with mystery orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of excellent wish below a commodore's pennant, there to mount an excursion opposed to the French-held islands of Mauritius and los angeles Réunion. however the problems of engaging in his orders are compounded via of his personal captains—Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his staff to the verge of mutiny.
By D. H. Lawrence
In response to the single authoritative surviving manuscript of the 1921 novel, this Cambridge version restores many passages censored from earlier versions in its depiction of Everyman's quest for a significant lifestyles.
By Peter Plate
The time is 1996. Our narrator, Coddy, a policeman, is underpaid, sleep-deprived, and obese. Coddy’s accomplice, Bellamy, is homeless, dwelling out in their shared squad vehicle, littering the again seat together with his soiled lingerie and empty cigarette packs. loose field and Barbie are squatters who rob Rainbow wellbeing and fitness meals at gunpoint for anything to devour. From the junkies overtly stoning up on stoops to the homeless males with their fleets of buying carts piled excessive with rubbish, Peter Plate’s undertaking District is "a catechism in destruction," one who doesn’t finish until eventually somebody is apprehended for an unsolved crime. a narrative approximately inner-city, west coast gentrification on the finish of the twentieth century.
By Heinrich von Kleist
"You can ship me to the scaffold, yet i will be able to make you undergo, and that i suggest to."
Based on genuine historical occasions, this exciting saga of violence and retribution bridged the distance among medieval and smooth literature, and speaks so profoundly to the modern spirit that it's been the root of diverse performs, video clips, and novels.
It has turn into, in reality, a vintage story: that of the honorable guy compelled to take the legislations into his personal arms. during this incendiary prototype, a minor tax dispute intensifies explosively, till the eponymous hero unearths the forces of a complete country, or even the nice Martin Luther, collected opposed to him. yet quickly even Luther involves echo the becoming military of peasants asking, Isn’t Kohlhaas right?
generally said as one of many masterworks of German literature, Michael Kohlhaas is additionally some of the most stirring stories ever written of the search for justice.
The paintings of The Novella Series
Too brief to be a singular, too lengthy to be a quick tale, the novella is usually unrecognized by way of teachers and publishers. still, it's a shape loved and practiced by way of literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville condo celebrates this renegade artwork shape and its practitioners with titles which are, many times, provided in publication shape for the 1st time.
By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Eliot Rosewater—drunk, volunteer fireman, and President of the fabulously wealthy Rosewater Foundation—is approximately to aim a noble test with human nature . . . with a bit aid from author Kilgore Trout. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is Kurt Vonnegut’s funniest satire, an etched-in-acid portrayal of the greed, hypocrisy, and follies of the flesh we're all inheritor to.