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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (A Harvest/Hbj Book)
by Flannery O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 15, 1992

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<DIV><B>ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS</B><BR /><BR /> "In these stories the rural South is, for the first time, viewed by a writer who orthodoxy matches her talent. <B>The results are revolutionary</B>."—<I>The New York Times Book Review</I><BR />  <BR /> In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life—infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation.<BR /><BR /> With these classic stories—including "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Good Country People," "The Displaced Person," and seven other acclaimed tales—O'Connor earned a permanent place in the hearts of American readers.<BR />  </DIV>
A House for Mr. Biswas: A Novel (Vintage International)
by V. S. Naipaul

Language

English

Pages

578

Publication Date

October 20, 2010

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The early masterpiece of V. S. Naipaul’s brilliant career, <b>A House for Mr. Biswas</b><i> </i>is an unforgettable story inspired by Naipaul's father that has been hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels.<br /><br />In his forty-six short years, Mr. Mohun Biswas has been fighting against destiny to achieve some semblance of independence, only to face a lifetime of calamity. Shuttled from one residence to another after the drowning death of his father, for which he is inadvertently responsible, Mr. Biswas yearns for a place he can call home. But when he marries into the domineering Tulsi family on whom he indignantly becomes dependent, Mr. Biswas embarks on an arduous–and endless–struggle to weaken their hold over him and purchase a house of his own. A heartrending, dark comedy of manners, <b>A House for Mr. Biswas</b> masterfully evokes a man’s quest for autonomy against an emblematic post-colonial canvas.
Brief Cases (Dresden Files)
by Jim Butcher

Language

English

Pages

444

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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<b>An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard.</b><br /><br />The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection. <br /><br />From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales. <br /><br />With twelve stories in all, <i>Brief Cases</i> offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold. <br /><br />The collection includes:<br /><br />  <b>•</b>  “Curses,” from <i>Naked City</i>, edited by Ellen Datlow<br />  <b>•</b>  “AAAA Wizardry,” from the Dresden Files RPG<br />  <b>•</b>  “Even Hand,” from <i>Dark and Stormy Knights</i>, edited by P. N. Elrod<br />  <b>•</b>  “B is for Bigfoot,” from <i>Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron</i>, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in <i>Working for Bigfoot</i>.<br />  <b>•</b>  “I was a Teenage Bigfoot,” from <i>Blood Lite III: Aftertaste</i>, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in <i>Working for Bigfoot</i>.<br />  <b>•</b>  “Bigfoot on Campus,” from <i>Hex Appeal</i>, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in <i>Working for Bigfoot</i>.<br />  <b>•</b>  “Bombshells,” from <i>Dangerous Women</i>, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois<br />  <b>•</b>  “Jury Duty,” from <i>Unbound</i>, edited by Shawn Speakman<br />  <b>•</b>  “Cold Case,” from <i>Shadowed Souls</i>, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes<br />  <b>•</b>  “Day One,” from <i>Unfettered II</i>, edited by Shawn Speakman<br />  <b>•</b>  “A Fistful of Warlocks,” from<i> Straight Outta Tombstone</i>, edited by David Boop<br />  <b>•</b>  “Zoo Day,” a brand-new novella, original to this collection
The Magician's Land: A Novel (The Magicians Book 3)
by Lev Grossman

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<b><b>The stunning conclusion to the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on <b>SYFY</b><br /><br /></b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER</b><br />  <br /> <b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR</b><br />  <br /> <b>ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS</b><br /> <b><i>The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail<br /><br /></i></b>Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.<br />  <br /> Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.<br />  <br /> <i>The Magician’s Land</i> is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.
Florida
by Lauren Groff

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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<b>The universally acclaimed return of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Fates and Furies</i>.<br /><br />"Restorative fiction for these urgent times." (<i>The New York Times</i>)<br /><br />"Outstanding." (<i>The Boston Globe</i>)<br /><br />"Marvelous." (<i>The Economist</i>)<br /><br />"Gorgeously weird and limber." (<i>The New Yorker</i>)<br /><br />"Easily the year's best story collection." (<i>Vogue</i>)<br /><br /><b>"Groff's gifts as a writer just keep soaring higher and higher.”  (NPR’s Fresh Air)</b><br /></b><br /><b><i>Florida</i> is a "superlative" book (<i>Boston Globe</i>), "gorgeously weird and limber" (<i>New Yorker</i>), "frequently funny" (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>), "brooding, inventive and often moving" (NPR Fresh Air) -- as Groff is recognized as "Florida's unofficial poet laureate, as Joan Didion was for California." (<i>Washington Post</i>) <i><br /></i></b><br /><br />In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character—a steely and conflicted wife and mother. <br /><br />The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, <i>Florida</i> is a magnificent achievement.
Nightstalker - A second chance military romance thriller: Red Tea...
by Riley Edwards

Language

English

Pages

394

Publication Date

July 15, 2016

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Lincoln<br />This may be my toughest mission yet. None of my SEAL training or my time in the CIA has prepared me for this; a prickly five foot nothing hellcat, Jasmin Smith.<br /><br />She was MINE. She can fight it all she wanted, but in the end I would have her, every way a man can have his woman. She was a sassy little thing, making me work to bend her to my demands. <i>But I will! </i> I will bend her and tie her to me so tight she would never be able to get free. Only problem is I had to break her first. I had secrets that she needed to know. I have fought to get back here, two years breathing in filth and scum. All for her- my warrior princess. Now all I had to do is make her remember. <br /><br />Jasmin<br />My entire life was a lie. Just when I thought I could take no more; I am faced with the most important mission of my life. If I fail, it might cost the one man I have ever loved his life- Lincoln Parker.<br /><br />I was blissfully living my life as a tier one security contractor, shooting guns and killing bad guys. My life was perfect. <i>Almost.</i> I was missing something; a missing piece of time to be exact. For the last two years I have tried to remember the details of my capture and torture. Two years willing my brain to remember. Then he walked into my life, actually he pushed his way in. It was hard not to notice him, tall, bossy, and sexy as hell. He had no respect of personal space, he used every opportunity to get close and breathe me in. He demanded my attention, whispering the filthiest words in my ear and that was all it took to have me yielding to his every demand. One secret after another is revealed, lies are exposed and the missing pieces of the puzzle are finally put together. <br /><br />Nightstalker is a high paced action adventure series. Featuring Ex-military badboys and possessive alpha males who use dirty language! Be Advised. </p><p>Warning* 18+ explicit and graphic sexual content and language.</p>
Branded Captive: A Reverse Harem Omegaverse Dark Romance (Wren's ...
by Addison Cain

Language

English

Pages

105

Publication Date

July 16, 2018

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Wren can't sing like a bird. She can't speak at all.<br /><br />The Alpha kingpin and his pack didn't buy the Omega to hear it talk. <div><br /> <div></div><div></div><div><span>Branded Captive: Wren's Song Book 1 is a dark,sinister Omegaverse Reverse Harem tale for those with twisted tastes and a lovefor unabashed bad boys. Complete power exchange dominates these pages, as doTHREE smoking-hot Alpha antiheroes.</span></div></div>
Foundation and Empire
by Isaac Asimov

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 01, 2004

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<b>The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity’s light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.</b><br /><br /> Led by its founding father, the great psychohistorian Hari Seldon, and taking advantage of its superior science and technology, the Foundation has survived the greed and barbarism of its neighboring warrior-planets. Yet now it must face the Empire—still the mightiest force in the Galaxy even in its death throes. When an ambitious general determined to restore the Empire’s glory turns the vast Imperial fleet toward the Foundation, the only hope for the small planet of scholars and scientists lies in the prophecies of Hari Seldon.<br /><br /> But not even Hari Seldon could have predicted the birth of the extraordinary creature called The Mule—a mutant intelligence with a power greater than a dozen battle fleets…a power that can turn the strongest-willed human into an obedient slave.
Neverwhere: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>The #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author's ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his "preferred text"—and including his special <em>Neverwhere</em> tale "How the Marquis Got His Coat Back"</p><p>Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman's darkly hypnotic first novel, <em>Neverwhere</em>, heralded the arrival of a major talent and became a touchstone of urban fantasy. Over the years, a number of versions were produced both in the U.S. and the U.K. Now Gaiman's preferred edition of his classic novel reconciles these works and reinstates a number of scenes cut from the original published books.</p><p><em>Neverwhere</em> is the story of Richard Mayhew, a young London businessman with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he discovers a girl bleeding on the sidewalk. He stops to help her—an act of kindness that plunges him into a world he never dreamed existed.</p><p>Slipping through the cracks of reality, Richard lands in the Neverwhere—a London of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth. The Neverwhere is home to Door, the mysterious girl Richard helped in the London Above. Door, a noblewoman whose family has been murdered, is on a quest to find the agent that slaughtered her family and thwart the destruction of this underworld kingdom. If Richard is ever to return to his former life, he must join the journey to save Door's world—and find a way to survive.</p><p>A hallucinatory fantasia of mystery, mythology, and terror that "draws equally from George Lucas, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and John Milton" (<em>USA Today</em>), <em>Neverwhere</em> is an "<em>Alice in Wonderland</em> with a punk edge" (Poppy Z. Brite), "that is both the stuff of dreams and nightmares" (<em>San Diego Union-Tribune</em>).</p>
Forbidden Desires: A Contemporary Romance Box Set
by , Ashlee Price

Language

English

Pages

586

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<h2><b>A Box Set of Steamy Stories</b></h2><br /><br />Forbidden Desires is an anthology of steamy stand-alone romance books that you won't want to miss. <br /><br />This guilty pleasure has something for everyone: hot bad boys, alpha males, billionaires, cowboys, shifters, and much more... <br /><br /><b>Book 1: Billionaire Rising</b><br />4 steamy hot tales in one mini-collection<br />Stories include: Seduced By The Gifted Billionaires, Taken At The Red Carpet Gala, The Billionaire Cougar Club and My Stepbrother The Alpha<br /><br /><b>Book 2: No Ordinary Menage</b><br />4x the temptation and 4x the pleasure<br />Stories include: Auctioned to The Billionbears, Protected By The Alphas, My Father's Best Friends, My Stepbrother The Wild One<br /><br /><b>Book 3: Camping With My Dad’s Best Friends</b><br />Stand-alone adult threesome fantasy romance that includes a happily ever after ending<br /><br /><b>Book 4: A Long Weekend With My Dad’s Best Friends</b><br />An older man younger woman romance. When is it possible to give into your desires and when should you stop? <br /><br /><b>Book 5: Filled At The Office</b><br />A steamy office themed romance with a young college graduate, a distinguished successful older man and an overnight trip that leads to one hot, steamy story.<br /><br /><b>Book 6: Sold To The Alpha Vampires</b><br />Rose is an alpha male loving kind of woman. She needs a break from the wussy type of men out there. But will she (or they) bite off more than can be chewed? <br /><br /><b>Book 7: Sold To The Pack</b><br />Aria is excited for her birthday. She was hoping for some cash to go overseas for the summer but what she got was nothing she could have imagined. <br /><br /><b>Book 8: Cowboy Seeks Wife</b><br />Imagine being taken by a hot cowboy? If you can, then this story is for you. <br /><br /><b>Book 9: The Outnumbered Wife</b><br />Stacey always had fantasies that she kept a lid on. Her new husband Reece had fantasies of his own. Could they make their new lifestyle work? <br /><br /><b>Book 10: Highlander’s Bride</b><br />Lars is in a marriage that makes him miserable but what can he do? He’s resigned to his fate and now spends most of his time at war with distant clans. It keeps him away from his equally unsatisfied wife and keeps his mind off the one thing that he yearns for: a family. Will these two find happiness or will jealousy ruin everything for them?<br /><br />Happy Reading from Sofia Senna and Ashlee Price!

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