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By Bharati Mukherjee

Anjali Bose is “Miss New India.” Born right into a conventional lower-middle-class relations and dwelling in a backwater city with an prepared marriage at the horizon, Anjali’s customers don’t glance nice. yet her ambition and fluency in language don't move not noted by means of her expat instructor, Peter Champion. And champion her he does, either to different robust those that may help her alongside the way in which and to Anjali herself, stirring in her a wish to take cost of her personal destiny. 

So she units off to Bangalore, India’s fastest-growing significant city, and quick falls in with an audacious and impressive crowd of teenagers, who've discovered the best way to sound American by way of gazing indicates like Seinfeld so that it will get jobs as call-center carrier brokers, the place they're quick in a position to out-earn their mom and dad. And it's during this high-tech urban the place Anjali—suddenly unfastened from the conventional confines of sophistication, caste, gender, and more—is in a position to confront her prior and reinvent herself. after all, the seductive pull of modernity doesn't come with no darkish part . . .

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Download The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1) by Jonathan Stroud PDF

By Jonathan Stroud

Offering an exhilarating new voice in children's literature-a witty, gripping event tale that includes a boy and his not-so-tame djinni. Nathaniel is a tender magician's apprentice, taking his first classes within the arts of magic. but if a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in entrance of each person he is aware, Nathaniel comes to a decision to kick up his schooling a number of notches and convey Lovelace who's boss. With revenge on his brain, he masters one of many hardest spells of all: summoning the omnipotent djinni, Bartimaeus. yet summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are various things fullyyt, and while Nathaniel sends the djinni out to scouse borrow the strong Amulet of Samarkand, Nathaniel unearths himself stuck up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, homicide, blackmail, and rebellion. Set in a modern day London spiced with magicians and mayhem, this remarkable, humorous, pitch-perfect mystery will dazzle the myriad fanatics of Artemis chook and the His darkish fabrics trilogy. And with the rights offered in additional than a dozen nations, and a big movie within the works, the Bartimaeus trilogy is at the quick tune to changing into a vintage.

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Download Collide: The Secret Life of Trystan Scott (Volume 1) by H. M. Ward PDF

By H. M. Ward

Whilst Mari by accident overhears that Trystan is in love, she can't think it. He's pining over a few lady that doesn't recognize he's alive. The convinced swagger and unending flow of ladies is a facade. It conceals his loneliness and hides how tousled he’s particularly turn into attempting to flee from a existence that’s battered him to his center. Trystan attempts to determine the way to make it transparent how a lot he loves her. yet each insincere kiss, each damaged promise haunts him simply because she is aware all of them. Now Trystan has to end up to the single woman who thinks real love is genuine that she’s not only one other conquest. Mari retains his mystery, yet speedy learns approximately a bigger mystery approximately Trystan Scott—one that's most unlikely to maintain.

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Download Cain by José Saramago PDF

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.

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Download Stiller by Max Frisch PDF

By Max Frisch

Bei seiner Einreise in die Schweiz wird Mister White festgenommen, weil er für die Polizei mit dem verschwundenen Bildhauer Anatol Lud­wig Stiller identisch ist. Frühere Freunde bestätigen den Verdacht. Er aber widersetzt sich dieser Festlegung, seine Aufzeichnungen in der Untersuchungshaft wehren sich gegen diese Behauptung mit der Feststellung: »Ich bin nicht Stiller!«.

Kein anderer zeitgenössischer Roman stellt derart ehrlich die Frage nach der Identität des Menschen im 20. Jahrhundert. Bei seiner Einreise in die Schweiz wird Mister White festge-nommen, weil er für die Polizei mit dem verschwundenen Bildhauer Anatol Ludwig Stiller identisch ist. Frühere Freunde und auch seine Frau bestätigen den Verdacht. Er aber widersetzt sich dieser Festlegung: »Ich bin nicht Stiller!« Diese Identität ist ihm fragwürdig geworden, und er will sich die Freiheit der Wahl, ein anderer zu sein, erhalten.

»Stiller« hat sich bis heute über 2 Millionen Mal verkauft und wurde in 25 Sprachen übersetzt.

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Download The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster PDF

By Paul Auster

Paul Auster's signature paintings, The New York Trilogy, contains 3 interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room—haunting and mysterious stories that circulation on the breathless speed of a thriller.

City of Glass

As end result of the a wierd mobile name in the midst of the evening, Quinn, a author of detective tales, turns into enmeshed in a case extra complicated than any he may possibly hace written


Blue, a scholar of Brown, has been employed to undercover agent on Black. From a window of a rented condo on Orange highway, Blue stalks his topic, who is staring out of his window

The Locked Room

Fanshawe has disappeared, abandoning his spouse and child and a cache of novels, performs, and poems. What happened?
* First time in Penguin Classics
* A Penguin Classics Deluxe variation with French flaps, tough entrance, and plush packaging
* gains an creation from Luc Sante and significant conceal illustrations by Pulitzer Prize-winning photo artist artwork Spiegelman, author of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers

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Download Alligator by Lisa Moore PDF

By Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore’s wickedly clean first novel—a Canadian most sensible vendor, winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canadian and Caribbean region), and a </I>Globe and Mail</I> e-book of the Year—moves with the swiftness of an alligator in assault mode in the course of the lives of a gaggle of brilliantly rendered characters mingling in modern St. John’s, Newfoundland. St. John’s is a urban whose religious situation is someplace within the center of Flannery O’Connor kingdom. Its denizens jostle each other in uneasy arabesques of wish, greed, and ambition, juxtaposed with a longing for purity, intensity, and redemption. Colleen is a seventeen-year-old would-be ecoterrorist, drawn inexorably to the locations the place alligators thrive. Her mom, Beverly, is cloaked in grief after the loss of life of her husband. Beverly’s sister, Madeleine, is a pushed, getting older filmmaker who obsesses over finishing her magnum opus ahead of she dies. And Frank, a tender guy whose lifestyles is an odd anthology of unpredictable risks, is desirous to shield his hot-dog stand from sociopathic Russian sailor Valentin, whose predatory developments threaten everybody he encounters. Alligator is a striking booklet, a suspenseful, heartfelt, and horny tale that examines the ruthlessly reptilian and painfully human facets of we all.

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Download Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal PDF

By Bohumil Hrabal

During this novella, written in 1976, narrator and authorial regulate ego Hanta meditates at the 35 years he has spent at a hydraulic press in a depressing cellar, compacting waste paper and books proscribed by means of a variety of regimes. even though he not weeps or protests whilst infrequent treasures seem in his press, the books that he needs to spoil develop into his complete lifestyles, his simply partners. whilst he's to get replaced by means of younger employees with a extra effective computer, Hanta desires of a big press that destroys not just himself however the complete urban, with its traditions and tradition. Written by means of a number one Czech author (I Served the King of britain, LJ 4/1/89), this affecting metaphor expressing worry for principal eu tradition belongs in libraries accumulating eu fiction.
- Marie Bednar, Pennsylvania nation Univ. Libs., collage Park

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Download Things Fall Apart: A Novel by Chinua Achebe PDF

By Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart tells intertwining tales, either centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. the 1st, a strong delusion of the immemorial clash among the person and society, lines Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal international. the second one, as smooth because the first is historic, matters the conflict of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's international with the arriving of competitive ecu missionaries. those completely harmonized dual dramas are trained via an understanding able to encompassing without delay the lifetime of nature, human historical past, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul.

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Download By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of by Paulo Coelho PDF

By Paulo Coelho

Hardly does adolescent love succeed in its complete capability, yet what occurs while younger fans reunite after 11 years? Time has remodeled Pilar right into a robust and self sustaining lady, whereas her dedicated early life good friend has grown right into a good-looking and charismatic non secular chief. She has realized good how one can bury her emotions . . . and he has became to faith as a safe haven from his raging internal conflicts.

Now they're jointly once more, embarking on a trip fraught with problems, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after greater than a decade. yet in a small village within the French Pyrenees, by means of the waters of the River Piedra, a such a lot certain dating could be reexamined within the impressive gentle of a few of life's greatest questions.

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