Memoirs of a Midget

By Walter de la Mare

“One of the strangest and such a lot mesmerizing works of fiction ever written.”—Alison Lurie

Miss M., an attractive younger lady with a keenness for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and filled animals, continues to be remoted from the remainder of society because of her diminutive dimension. compelled to make her personal manner on the planet after the dying of her father, she reveals herself taken care of as little greater than an pleasing curiosity.

Walter de los angeles Mare (1873–1956) used to be one of many major poets and novelists of the 20 th century. First released in 1921, Memoirs of a Midget gained the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.

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Augustus: A Novel

By John Edward Williams

A super and wonderfully written novel within the culture of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, Augustus is a sweeping narrative that brings vividly to existence a compelling forged of historic figures via their letters, dispatches, and memoirs.

A mere eighteen years of age whilst his uncle, Julius Caesar, is murdered, Octavius Caesar upfront inherits rule of the Roman Republic. Surrounded via males who're jockeying for power–Cicero, Brutus, Cassius, and Mark Antony–young Octavius needs to paintings opposed to the robust Roman political machinations to assert his future as first Roman emperor. Sprung from meticulous learn and the pen of a real poet, Augustus tells the tale of 1 man’s dream to disencumber a corrupt Rome from the fondness of the capriciously crooked and the wildly filthy rich.

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The Sound of Letting Go

By Stasia Ward Kehoe

For 16 years, Daisy has been good.  an outstanding daughter, supporting out together with her autistic more youthful brother uncomplainingly.  a great good friend, even if her ally makes her think like a 3rd wheel. whilst her mom and dad announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s livid, and comes to a decision the way to be an excellent sister is to begin being bad.  She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks at school, and falls for bad-boy Dave. 
 
But one individual won’t permit Daisy disregard who she was once: Irish alternate pupil and remarkable musician Cal.  Does she wish the undesirable boy or the prodigy?  may still she aspect along with her mom and dad or safeguard her brother?  How have you learnt whilst to carry on and when—and how—to allow go? 

The Sound of Letting Go is deeply relocating, fiercely sincere, and continually surprising. Stasia Ward Kehoe’s characters are so genuine and intricate, you won’t are looking to allow them to cross on the end.  I enjoyed this book!”—Barbara Dee, writer of Solving Zoe, This is Me From Now On, Just one other Day in My Insanely actual Life, and Trauma Queen
 
Achingly beautiful, The Sound of Letting Go takes readers down a deadly direction whereas touching the center and inspiring hope.”—Elana Johnson, writer of Possession, Surrender, and Abandon 
 
“Told in verse that's right now delicate and powerful, lyrical and honest, Stasia Kehoe’s The Sound of Letting Go is a moving modern tale of the serious push and pull among the accountability of relatives and the liberty of dreams.”—Jessi Kirby, writer of Moonglass, In Honor, and Golden 

“With captivating verse and a lyrical love story to compare, The Sound of Letting Go will hold you putting on, breathless and enchanted, till the final page.”—Gretchen McNeil, writer of Possess, Ten and the forthcoming 3:59 and the “Don’t Get Mad” series

Soulful and stunning, this e-book has captured my middle. It’s a type of tragic melodies you by no means are looking to end, a tribute to the damning and redemptive strength of music.”—Jessica Martinez, writer of Virtuosity and The area among Us

 “The Sound of Letting Go draws you honestly into the turbulent ambivalence of lifestyles with a seriously challenged sibling, whereas by no means short-shrifting Daisy's person coming-of-age trip.  The song of Stasia Kehoe's superbly wrong characters will resonate on your brain lengthy once you finish interpreting her book.”—Elise Allen, writer of Populazzi, co-author of the Elixir sequence with Hilary Duff

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Sergio Y.

Winner of the Paraná Literary Prize for most sensible Novel

A startling and inspirational paintings of transgender fiction by way of a number one determine in Brazil's "New city" fiction movement.

Armando is without doubt one of the most famed therapists in São Paulo. one in every of his sufferers, a 17-year-old boy by way of the identify of Sergio, without notice interrupts his process remedy after a visit to ny. Sergio's cursory rationalization to Armando is that he has eventually chanced on his personal route to happiness and needs to pursue it. 

For years, with none additional information of Sergio, Armando wonders what occurred to his sufferer. He for that reason learns that Sergio resides a contented lifestyles in ny and that he's now a lady, Sandra. no longer lengthy after this startling discovery, although, Armando is surprised to examine Sandra's unforeseen dying. In an try and realize the reality approximately Sergio and Sandra's lifestyles, Armando starts off investigating on his own. 

Sergio Y. is a special and relocating tale approximately gender, id, and the quest for happiness.

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Old Man's War

By John Scalzi

John Perry did issues on his seventy fifth birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.

The excellent news is that humanity ultimately made it into interstellar area. The undesirable information is that planets healthy to live to tell the tale are scarce―and alien races prepared to struggle us for them are universal. So: we struggle. To safeguard Earth, and to stake our personal declare to planetary genuine property. faraway from Earth, the battle has been happening for many years: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. the majority of humanity's assets are within the fingers of the Colonial armed forces. every person understands that once you achieve retirement age, you could sign up for the CDF. they do not wish teens; they need those that hold the information and abilities of a long time of residing. you can be taken off Earth and not allowed to come back. you will serve years on the entrance. And for those who live to tell the tale, you may be given a beneficiant abode stake of your individual, on one in every of our hard-won colony planets.

John Perry is taking that deal. He has simply the vaguest proposal what to anticipate. as the real struggle, light-years from domestic, is much, a long way more durable than he can imagine―and what he'll develop into is way stranger.

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Harlequin's Millions: A Novel

By Bohumil Hrabal

Through the author Milan Kundera referred to as Czechoslovakia's maximum modern author comes a singular (now in English for the 1st time) peopled with eccentric, unforgettable population of a house for the aged who reminisce approximately their lives and their altering state. Written with a willing eye for the absurd and sprinkled with discussion that captures the poignancy of the standard, this novel permits us into the brain of an aged lady coming to phrases with the passing of time.

Praise for Too Loud a Solitude:

"Short, sharp and whimsical. refined, thought-provoking and pithy." --Spectator

"Unmissable, combines extremes of comedy and seriousness, plus pathos, slapstick, intercourse and violence all stirred into one scrumptious brew." --The Guardian

"In creative riches and sheer excitement it bargains greater than so much books two times its measurement. immediately delicate and scatological, playful and sombre, relocating and irresistibly funny." --The Independent on Sunday

Praise for I Served the King of England:

"A pleased, picaresque tale, which starts off with Baron Munchausen-like adventures and results in tears and solitude." -- James wooden, The London evaluation of Books

"A comedian novel of significant inventiveness ... fascinating, clever, and sad--and an without notice strong laugh." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

"An striking and subtly tragicomic novel." --The manhattan Times

"Dancing Lessons unfurls as a unmarried, occasionally maddening sentence. The gambit works. whatever approximately that slab of wordage contains the attention ahead, promising an depth easily not possible by way of your frequently punctuated novel." --Ed Park, the hot York instances e-book assessment

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Claws

By Stacey Cochran

Anything stalks the voters of Arizona...

Dr. Angie Rippard is an Arizona flora and fauna biologist who's drawn right into a police research whilst childrens are stumbled on lifeless on a golfing direction that borders secure nationwide wooded area Land. Rippard suspects the teenagers have been attacked through a wide mountain lion.

subsidized right into a nook, it is familiar with no fear...

Rippard believes that the hotel used to be built too as regards to wasteland lands, yet her plan to relocate cougars within the zone provokes the wrath of the resort's owner-Charlie Rutledge-who believes the animals might be exterminated.

8 million years have formed its predatory skill...

Deep contained in the Tonto nationwide wooded area, Rippard and her grad scholars notice that Charlie Rutledge is looking them. In an exhilarating climax, Rippard needs to select to kill the cougar that's bound to kill Charlie Rutledge, or kill Rutledge who's guaranteed to kill her.

Now we're the endangered species.

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The Ghost from the Grand Banks

By Arthur C. Clarke

It's 2010. in precisely years' time it is going to be the centennial of an occasion that has haunted the realm: the sinking of the enormous. The is still of what used to be the world's maximum ocean liner lie 4 kilometers down at the Grand Banks of the Atlantic Ocean, an unending reminder of the frailty of man's expertise within the face of normal perils. yet, 100 years on, the urge to elevate the damage is simply as robust as ever. From the West comes one resolution; from the East one other. either are marvels of technological mind's eye; either can be successful. yet there are different powers at paintings, and the destroy at the Grand Banks should still carry a shock or when you might go back her to the eyes of the area. additional info in this publication and others are available at the Orbit site at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

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Hedda Gabler (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Henrik Ibsen

This darkish mental drama was first produced in Norway in 1890 and depicts the evil machinations of a ruthless, nihilistic heroine: the notorious Hedda Gabler. Readers will find a masterly exploration of the character of evil, in addition to the potential of tragedy that lies in human frailty. a real masterpiece.

From tuition Library Journal
Grade nine Up-Ibsen's vintage is definitely served through the abilities of Juliet Stevenson and 7 different British actors, all veterans of the Royal Shakespeare corporation, degree, and movie. With first-class diction and usually convincing emotion, the polished forged conveys the darkish depression that touches every person within the play, and finally overwhelms Hedda. short, yet friendly song lightly marks the tip of every act, and sound caliber is nice all through. incredibly whole liner notes make it effortless to discover a particular tune, and there's lots of playbill-style information regarding the performers and the play. whereas this recordings isn't a needs to purchase, it will likely be a worthy audio portion of sessions learning the paintings of Norway's nice nineteenth century playwright.
Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT

Review
Drama in 4 acts by means of Henrik Ibsen, released in 1890 and produced the subsequent 12 months. The paintings finds Hedda Gabler as a egocentric, cynical girl bored by way of her marriage to the coed Jorgen Tesman. Her father's pair of pistols offer intermittent diversion, as do the attentions of the ne'er-do-well pass judgement on Brack. whilst Thea Elvestad, an established acquaintance of Hedda's, unearths that she has left her husband for the author Ejlert Lovborg, who as soon as pursued Hedda, the latter turns into vengeful. studying that Ejlert has forsworn liquor, Hedda first steers him to a rowdy amassing at Brack's and for that reason burns the apparently impressive manuscript that he loses there whereas under the influence of alcohol. Witnessing his desperation, she sends him one of many pistols and he shoots himself. Brack deduces Hedda's complicity and calls for that she develop into his mistress in trade for his silence in regards to the topic. in its place, she ends her ennui with the remainder pistol. The paintings is impressive for its nonjudgmental depiction of an immoral, damaging personality, the most vividly learned ladies in dramatic literature. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable variation of this identify.

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Nothing Can Keep Us Together (Gossip Girl, Book 8)

By Cecily Von Ziegesar

Welcome to big apple City's higher East part, the place my acquaintances and that i get every thing -- and everybody -- we'd like. Snagging the newest Marc Jacobs bag or your top friend's boyfriend isn't lovely, yet it's continuously hot...It's virtually commencement and our lives are particularly heating up. Everybody's into university and it's evidently time to social gathering -- as though we hadn't been doing that already! Will Blair and Nate's love affair proceed? extra importantly, will Blair ultimately get into Yale? Or will Nate and Serena hook up in New Haven and go away Blair on my own within the city?And as for the juiciest scoop of all, what's this we pay attention approximately Jenny leaving Constance Billard to visit boarding tuition? simply time will inform how every person will turn out, yet one thing's evidently: love is within the air, and it smells much like Gucci Envy.

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