Posts in category: Fiction
By Meg Cabot
That's, it always potential these issues. but if you're Princess Mia, not anything occurs the way in which it's imagined to. For something, Grandmère turns out decided to turn out that boy (or Michael, as he's usually recognized) isn't the best one for the crown princess of Genovia. And Mia isn't having a lot success proving differently, considering the fact that Michael has a historical past of being decidedly opposed to any type of exploitative commercialization (Valentine's Day, because it is usually known).
Boris can claim his love overtly to Lilly, or even Kenny comes via with a paltry Whitman's Sampler. So why can't Michael provide in to Cupid and inform Mia he loves her—preferably with whatever wrapped in pink or red and followed by way of roses—in time to end up he's Mia's actual prince?
By Elizabeth Kelly
APOLOGIZE, APOLOGIZE! takes us into the perversely charmed international of the Flanagans and their son, Collie (who has the questionable luck to be named after a breed of dog). Coming of age on Martha's winery, he struggles to discover his position inside of his wildly filthy rich, hyper-articulate, resolutely loopy Irish-Catholic family members: a philandering father, incorrigible brother, pigeon-racing uncle, radical activist mom, and domineering media magnate grandfather (accused of being a assassin via Collie's mother). it's a global the place chaos is exhilaratingly consistent, the place cash is of no item. And but it's a international the place the issues Collie wants-understanding, balance, a feeling of belonging-cannot be got for any fee. via his travails, we become aware of what it particularly ability to develop up and likewise to develop into one's relations: discovering to discover how one can see them anew, to forgive them, and to be forgiven in flip.
In prose that's full of life, funny, and amazing all through, Elizabeth Kelly supplies us the dysfunctional-family novel to finish all dysfunctional-family novels, discovering the comedy and pathos in her characters' struggles, and displaying superbly how a family's love may be as making an attempt because it is correct.
By Lesa Anders
While the 1st outbreaks happened, the experiences have been fast stifled. by the point the lifeless started to stroll in Lansing, Michigan, it used to be already too overdue to prevent the plague.
In the guts of town, a toddler with melanoma and her caretaker danger their lives to aid a safety protect and a nurse safe an outdated clinic. because the survivors fight to stick alive, the grid starts to fail.
All the whereas, the useless struggle to get inside.
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As the realm crumbles round them, Keith, Lindsey, Jack and a handful of alternative health center staff struggle to maintain their sufferers alive. Will they interact and turn into a neighborhood or will all of it crumble as various personalities collide?
There is Eric Wapowski, the sanatorium safeguard shield who's extra of a quandary than a support; Dr. Doune, mind physician and sociopath, who has been tasked with the activity of gaining knowledge of the plague; and Autumn McAllister, a nine-year-old melanoma sufferer who's previous past her years. whilst Snake and his gang of bikers learn about the medical institution, will they need it for themselves? because the urban is left to burn, will those who remain manage to make a stand opposed to the ever-growing legion of lifeless remaining in on them?
"Dead, yet no longer for Long" is typically darkish, yet there are moments of levity and a message of desire in addition to a number of surprises alongside the best way. it isn't a ebook approximately expert combatants with state of the art guns, yet usual humans thrust into the darkest of situations. what's going to they do to stick alive?
By José Saramago
Em 'Caim', Jose Saramago se volta aos primeiros livros da Biblia, do Eden ao diluvio, imprimindo ao Antigo Testamento a musica e o humor que marcam sua obra. Num itinerario heterodoxo, Saramago percorre cidades decadentes e estabulos, palacios de tiranos e campos de batalha, conforme o leitor acompanha uma guerra secular, e de certo modo involuntaria, entre criador e criatura. No trajeto, o leitor revisitara episodios biblicos conhecidos. Para atravessar esse caminho arido, um deus as turras com a propria administracao colocara Caim, assassino do irmao Abel e primogenito de Adao e Eva, num altivo jegue, e cabera a dupla encontrar o rumo entre as armadilhas do pace que insistem em atrai-los. A Caim, que leva a marca do senhor na testa e portanto esta protegido das iniquidades do homem, resta aceitar o destino amargo e compactuar com o criador, a quem nao reserva o melhor dos julgamentos.
By Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
The second one prequel will proceed the tale of the increase of the Antichrist and the adventure of the opposite major characters as, unknown to them, time hurtles towards the Rapture. Readers will wish each attainable soul stored to prevent the seven-year Tribulation, and they're going to see why characters reminiscent of Rayford, Chloe, and dollar fail to think. occasions in Israel should be heating up, and a few major characters like Rayford and dollar should be thrust into the thick of the drama.
By John Dos Passos
This grimly reasonable depiction of military lifestyles follows a trio of idealists as they cope with the regimentation, violence, and tedium of army carrier. Incited prior the purpose of persistence, the warriors reply with rancor and murderous rage. This robust exploration of warfare's dehumanizing results continues to be chillingly modern.
By Jodi Picoult
The writer of photo ideal "explores the delicate flooring of ambivalent motherhood" (New York occasions e-book Review). Paige's mom left whilst she was once 5. while Paige turns into a mom herself, she is beaten through the calls for. not able to overlook her previous, Paige struggles with the problems of marriage and motherhood.
By Peter Høeg
From the writer of Smilla's feel of Snow, an epic novel approximately religion and the magic of daily life.
Told from the precocious standpoint of fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' young children is approximately 3 siblings and the way they care for their eccentric mom and dad. Peter's father is a vicar, his mom is an artisan, and either are both and profoundly religious. The kinfolk lives at the (fictional) island of Fin, the place humans of all non secular faiths coexist peacefully. but not anything is at it seems.
When Peter's mom and dad all at once cross lacking, Peter and his siblings worry the worst--has their parents' relentless quest to spice up church attendance ultimately placed them at risk? informed with poignancy and humor, The Elephant Keepers' kids is a desirable exploration of fundamentalism as opposed to religious freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit.
By Alma Alexander
The epic tale of a sisterhood the place blood kinfolk are not anything in comparison to the unbreakable bond of the key sisters -- the bond of Jin-Shei.
By Daniel Waters
Phoebe Kendall is simply your standard Goth woman with a overwhelm. He's robust and silent...and lifeless. everywhere in the nation an odd phenomenon is going on. a few young ones who die aren't staying useless. but if they arrive again to existence they're now not an analogous. Feared and misunderstood they're doing their top to combination right into a society that doesn't wish them. The management at Oakvale excessive makes an attempt to be extra welcoming of the "differently biotic." however the scholars don't are looking to take periods or consume within the cafeteria subsequent to anyone who isn't respiring. And there are not any legislation that exist to guard the "living impaired" from the folk who wish them to disappear-for stable. whilst Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams the chief of the useless childrens nobody can think it; no longer her ally Margi and particularly no longer her neighbor Adam the megastar of the soccer crew. Adam has emotions for Phoebe that run a lot deeper than simply friendship; he could do something for her. yet what if keeping Tommy is the single factor that may make her satisfied?