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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><strong>Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by <em>Vulture</em>, <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>, Buzzfeed, <em>Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe</em>, Oprah.com,<em> Huffington Post,</em> The A.V. Club, <em>Nylon,</em> The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, <em>The Guardian, Publishers Weekly,</em> and more<br /><br />Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling</strong><br /><br /><em>On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous</em> is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, <em>On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous</em> is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. <br /><br />With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.</p>
Conversations with Friends: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<b>“[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br /><b>WINNER OF THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES </i>(UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>VOGUE </i>AND <i>SLATE </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>BUZZFEED </i>AND <i>ELLE</i></b><br /><br />Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy.<br /><br />Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, <i>Conversations with Friends</i> is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship<br /><br /><b>SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD</b><br /><br />“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”<b>—Celeste Ng, “Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast”</b><br /><br />“The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”<b>—Curtis Sittenfeld, <i>The Week</i></b><br /><br />“Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.”<b>—<i>New York</i></b><br /><br />“A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.”<b>—Alexandra Schwartz,</b> <b><i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />“This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”<b>—Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)</b>
Milk and Honey
by Rupi Kaur

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<DIV>The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. <I>Milk and Honey</I> takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.</DIV>
Rain and Embers
by Ali Nuri

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

August 05, 2019

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<p><strong>#1 New Release. A raw and unfiltered debut, <em>Rain and Embers</em> explores far-reaching themes of migration, trauma, abuse, racism, religion, philosophy, intimacy, love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption.</strong></p><p>Ali Nuri was born to a Shi’a family in the southern marshlands of Iraq at the height of the Iran-Iraq War. As a persecuted religious sect, they were attacked by the tyrannical government under Saddam Hussein and fled across the desert to escape. He spent his childhood reeling from the trauma of being uprooted and forced to migrate. Ali survived four grueling years in a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia before being granted asylum by the United States at the age of 7.</p><p>Trading one oppression for another, the pervasive feeling of alienation drew him to writing as a means of expression. Equal parts intimate self-portrait and universal rumination, <em>Rain and Embers</em> paints a vivid picture of life as an Iraqi refugee in post-9/11 America.</p>
The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray
by Bella Thorne

Language

English

Pages

99

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<i>The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray</i>, Bella Thorne’s collection of illuminating and inspiring poems chronicles her personal struggles, relationships, and wild-child lifestyle, all with her trademark wit and wisdom.<br />
The Odyssey
by Homer

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book of 2018<br /><br /><br /><br />"Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of <em>Circe</em></strong></p><br /><p>Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, <em>The Odyssey</em> is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.</p><br /><p>This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.</p><br /><p>Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson’s <em>Odyssey</em> sings with a voice that echoes Homer’s music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer’s swift, smooth pace.</p><br /><p>A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem’s major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an <em>Odyssey</em> that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.</p>
A STRANGE WORLD (Lord Byron Series Book 2): A Biographical Novel ...
by Gretta Curran Browne

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

February 21, 2018

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<b> <i> "Perfect for fans of POLDARK and DOWNTON ABBEY" <i> <b><br /><br /><br /><b><i>""His beauty drew every eye upon him when he entered a room. No picture is like him."<i> -- Sir Walter Scott."<br /><br />At twenty-seven, Lady Caroline Lamb reads the story of a young aristocrat's strange journey through unknown and barbaric parts of Europe in a new book, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," so wildly different to anything else she had ever read, she declared to the world that in her opinion, the author would certainly be "mad, bad, and dangerous to know."<br />A few weeks later she actually meets him, and becomes obsessed to the point of erotomania.<br /><br />Returning from the wilds of Albania to a life of luxury as one of the beau monde in Regency London, George Gordon Lord Byron is astounded at the burst of fame that engulfs him on the publication of his tale of foreign lands in <i>Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.<i><br />"I awoke one morning and found myself famous."<br /><br />"Ideal for lovers of Downton Abbey" -<br /><br /> In this meticulously researched biographical novel, based on his own personal letters and private diaries, Gretta Curran Browne has gone "behind the screen" to learn every detail and tell you the true story of that charismatic young man known as Lord Byron. <br /><br />The Lord Byron Series <br /><br />Book 1 --- A Strange Beginning<br />Book 2 --- A Strange World<br />Book 3 --- Mad, Bad, and Delightful To Know<br />Book 4 --- A Runaway Star<br />Book 5 --- A Man Of No Country<br />Book 6 --- Another Kind Of Light<br />Book 7 --- No Moon At Midnight (Final Book) <b><br /><br /><br />
HER
by Pierre Alex Jeanty

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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"Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 1 [newly upd...
by , Golden Deer Classics

Language

English

Pages

25022

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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<div><span>This book, </span><b>newly updated</b><span>, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!</span><br /><span>The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.</span></div><div></div><div>This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names</div><div></div><div>- The Divine Comedy [Dante Alighieri]</div><div>- Emma [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Persuasion [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Pride and Prejudice [Jane Austen]</div><div>- Father Goriot [Honoré de Balzac]</div><div>- Jane Eyre [Charlotte Brontë]</div><div>- The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Anne Brontë]</div><div>- Wuthering Heights [Emily Brontë]</div><div>- The Way of All Flesh [Samuel Butler]</div><div>- Don Quixote [Miguel de Cervantes]</div><div>- Heart of Darkness [Joseph Conrad]</div><div>- Nostromo [Joseph Conrad]</div><div>- Moll Flanders [Daniel Defoe]</div><div>- Bleak House [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- Great Expectations [Charles Dickens]</div><div>- The Brothers Karamazov [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- Crime and Punishment [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Idiot [Fyodor Dostoyevsky]</div><div>- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle]</div><div>- The Count of Monte Cristo [Alexandre Dumas]</div><div>- Daniel Deronda [George Eliot]</div><div>- Middlemarch [George Eliot]</div><div>- Madame Bovary [Gustave Flaubert]</div><div>- The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman]</div><div>- Dead Souls [Nikolai Gogol]</div><div>- Grimm's Fairy Tales [The Brothers Grimm]</div><div>- The Iliad [Homer]</div><div>- The Odyssey [Homer]</div><div>- Les Misérables [Victor Hugo]</div><div>- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving</div><div>- The Portray of a Lady [Henry James]</div><div>- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [James Joyce]</div><div>- Sons and Lovers [D. H. Lawrence]</div><div>- The Phantom of the Opera [Gaston Leroux]</div><div>- The Call of the Wild [Jack London]</div><div>- The Great God Pan [Arthur Machen]</div><div>- Moby Dick [Herman Melville]</div><div>- Swann's Way [Marcel Proust]</div><div>- Frankenstein [Mary Shelley]</div><div>- The Red and the Black [Stendhal]</div><div>- The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde [Robert Louis Stevenson]</div><div>- Dracula [Bram Stoker]</div><div>- The Art of War [Sun Tzu]</div><div>- Gulliver's Travels [Jonathan Swift]</div><div>- Vanity Fair [William Makepeace Thackeray]</div><div>- Anna Karenina [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- War and Peace [Leo Tolstoy]</div><div>- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Mark Twain]</div><div>- The Picture of Dorian Gray [Oscar Wilde]</div><div></div><div>Also available : </div><div></div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 2 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die Vol: 3 (Golden Deer Classics)</div><div>Classics Authors Super Set Serie 1 (Golden Deer Classics)</div>
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
by Mary Oliver

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.</b><br /><br />Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.<br /><br />Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, <i>No Voyage and Other Poems</i>, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, <i>Felicity</i>, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.

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