Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel

By Jessica Knoll

***AN fast big apple occasions AND united states this present day BESTSELLER***

Fans of Gone Girl and The lady at the Train will thrill at “the ideal page-turner to begin your summer season” (People, booklet of the Week): Luckiest lady Alive—described by means of Reese Witherspoon as “one of these reads you simply can’t placed down!”

Loved long gone Girl? We promise [Luckiest lady Alive is] simply as addictive.”
Good Housekeeping

“Jessica Knoll introduces you in your new top frenemy, and you’re going to like it. . . .Destined to develop into one of many summer’s so much gripping reads.”
—Bustle.com

“With the crafty and verve of Gillian Flynn yet an depth all its personal, Luckiest lady Alive is a debut you won’t are looking to miss.”
—Megan Abbott, writer of Dare Me and The Fever

Luckiest lady Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. . . . Knoll hits it out of the park.”
Fort worthy Star-Telegram

HER ideal lifestyles is an ideal LIE.

As on the prestigious Bradley tuition, Ani FaNelli continued a stunning, public humiliation that left her wanting to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous activity, dear dresser, and good-looking blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to residing the suitable existence she’s labored so not easy to achieve.

yet Ani has a secret.

There’s anything else buried in her earlier that also haunts her, anything inner most and painful that threatens to bubble to the outside and break everything.

With a unique voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest woman Alive explores the insufferable strain that such a lot of girls consider to “have all of it” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition were retaining a scandalous fact, and a center that is greater than it first appears.

The query is still: will breaking her silence damage all that she has labored for—or, will it in the end, set Ani unfastened?

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Agamemnon's Daughter: A Novella & Stories

Psychologically incisive and impeccably crafted, Agamemnon’s Daughter tells the crushing tale of ardour shattered by means of a heartless regime. once more, Kadare denounces with infrequent strength the equipment of oppression, drawing us again to the traditional roots of Western civilization and tyranny.

This assortment additionally showcases masterful tales: “The Blinding Order,” a parable in regards to the makes use of of terror within the Ottoman Empire, and “The nice Wall,” a chilling duet among a chinese language respectable and a soldier within the invading military of the good conqueror, Tamerlane.

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The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (New York Review Books Classics)

By G.B. Edwards

Ebenezer Le web page, cantankerous, opinionated, and fascinating, is among the such a lot compelling literary creations of the past due 20th century. 80 years outdated, Ebenezer has lived his entire lifestyles at the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a spot stuck among the coasts of britain and France but an international except both. Ebenezer himself is fiercely self reliant, yet as he reaches the top of his existence he's made up our minds to inform his personal tale and the tales of these he has identified. He writes of relatives secrets and techniques and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and misplaced. The ebook of Ebenezer Le Page is a fantastically designated chronicle of a existence, however it is both an indirect reckoning with the traumas of the 20th century, as Ebenezer recollects either the lads misplaced to the nice conflict and the German profession of Guernsey in the course of global conflict II, and appears with depression on the encroachments of trade and tourism on his loved island.

G. B. Edwards worked in obscurity all his existence and accomplished The publication of Ebenezer Le Page almost immediately ahead of his demise. released posthumously, the booklet is a triumph
of the storyteller’s paintings that inspires the extreme voice of a residing man.

"Imagine a weekend spent in deep dialog with an excellent outdated guy, a crusty, clever, passionate and individualistic personality on the height of his powers as a raconteur, and you'll have a superb rules of the effect of The booklet of Ebenezer Le Page...It amuses, it entertains, it strikes us...” –The Washington Post

"A precise epic, as attractive because it is hilarious, it kind of feels soaking wet with the tough tidal beauties of its setting...For each person nearing retirement, each latent author who hopes to go away his island and locate the literary mainland, its author–quiet, self-sufficient, tidy Homeric–remains a client saint." –Allan Gurganus, O Magazine

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The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

By Donna Tartt

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes alongside possibly part a dozen occasions according to decade, a well written literary novel that connects with the center in addition to the mind....Donna Tartt has added a rare paintings of fiction."--Stephen King, The ny instances booklet Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an twist of fate that kills his mom. deserted through his father, Theo is taken in via the family members of a filthy rich good friend. Bewildered by means of his unusual new domestic on Park street, disturbed by way of schoolmates who do not know the way to seek advice from him, and tormented specifically by means of his eager for his mom, he clings to the single factor that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously pleasing portray that eventually attracts Theo into the underworld of art.

As an grownup, Theo strikes silkily among the drawing rooms of the wealthy and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques shop the place he works. he's alienated and in love--and on the middle of a narrowing, ever extra risky circle.

The Goldfinch is a enthralling, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old style tale of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of destiny.

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The Judges of the Secret Court: A Novel About John Wilkes Booth (New York Review Books Classics)

By David Stacton

David Stacton’s The Judges of the key Court is a long-lost triumph of yankee fiction in addition to one of many best books ever written concerning the Civil warfare. Stacton’s gripping and atmospheric tale revolves round the brothers Edwin and John Wilkes sales space, contributors of a well-known theatrical kinfolk. Edwin is a brilliant actor, himself a Hamlet-like personality whose functionality as Hamlet will make him a global sensation. Wilkes is a blustering mediocrity on degree who's decided, notwithstanding, to be an actor in historical past, and whose assassination of Abraham Lincoln will switch the USA. Stacton’s novel approximately how the jobs we play turn into, for larger or for worse, the lives we lead, takes us again to the day of the assassination, immersing us within the farrago of bombast that fills Wilkes’s head whereas following his footsteps as much as the deadly come upon at Ford’s Theatre. The political maneuvering round Lincoln’s deathbed and Wilkes’s determined flight and ignominious trap then set the degree for a political exhibit trial that would condemn not just the responsible yet the—at least relatively—innocent. For as Edwin sales space broods helplessly decades later, and as Lincoln, whose tragic demise and knowledge overshadow this story, additionally knew, “We are all add-ons earlier than or after a few truth. . . . we're all to blame of being ourselves.”

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Leviathan

By Paul Auster

New York Times bestselling writer Paul Auster (The long island Trilogy) opens Leviathan with the tearing of a bomb explosion and the loss of life of 1 Benjamin Sachs. Ben’s one-time ally, Peter Aaron, starts off to retrospectively examine the transformation that led Ben from his enviable, strong existence to at least one of a recluse. either have been as soon as clever, but suffering novelists until eventually Ben’s near-death adventure falling from a fireplace break out triggers a tumble during which he turns into withdrawn and disturbed, residing on my own and development bombs in a distant cabin. that's, until eventually he mysteriously disappears, forsaking just a manuscript titled Leviathan, pages rustling within the wind.

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Stories about Stories: Fantasy and the Remaking of Myth

By Brian Attebery

Fable is oral, collective, sacred, and undying. delusion is a contemporary literary mode and a well-liked leisure. but the 2 have continually been inextricably intertwined. Stories approximately Stories examines delusion as an enviornment during which other ways of realizing delusion compete and new relationships with fantasy are labored out. The booklet deals a accomplished background of the fashionable incredible in addition to an issue approximately its nature and significance. particular chapters conceal the origins of myth within the Romantic look for localized myths, delusion models of the Modernist flip towards the primitive, the post-Tolkienian exploration of worldwide mythologies, post-colonial reactions to the exploitation of indigenous sacred narratives by means of Western writers, fantasies dependent in Christian trust along fundamentalist makes an attempt to stamp out the shape, and the emergence of ever-more subtle buildings comparable to metafiction by which to discover mythic structures of reality.

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O Pioneers!

Cather’s sentimental and a bit of arguable novel tells the tale of the Bergsons, a relations of Swedish pioneers that settles for all times within the American prairie. whereas Alexandra, the kin matriarch, is ready to flip the relatives farm right into a monetary luck, her brother Emil needs to grapple with the tragedy of solace and forbidden love. a unique unusually sooner than its time, this proto-feminist paintings touches upon quite a lot of topics, together with love, marriage, temptation, and isolation.

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On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings (Penguin Great Ideas)

By William James

William James's robust ideals in a practical conception of fact - that fact is barely as appropriate as its impression on us - bring about those soaking up essays on truth and trust. inside them is an engaging concept of truth that means not anything is really 'real' with no exam via human empathy and experience.

Throughout historical past, a few books have replaced the area. they've got reworked the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, struggle and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose principles shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

By David Skinner

“It takes precise brilliance to raise the arid tellings of lexicographic fussing into the readable realm of the mystery and the bodice-ripper….David Skinner has performed accurately this, taking a good tale and honing it to renowned perfection.”
—Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling writer of The Professor and the Madman

The tale of Ain’t by means of David Skinner is the appealing real chronicle of the production of Merriam Webster’s 3rd New foreign Dictionary in 1961, the main arguable dictionary ever released. Skinner’s incredible and interesting, erudite and witty account will enthrall fanatics of Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman and The which means of Everything, and The Know-It-All by means of A.J. Jacobs, because it explores a tradition in transition and the bright, colourful members in the back of it. The tale of Ain’t is a great, frequently outrageous, and altogether amazing story of the way egos, infighting, and controversy formed one among America’s so much authoritative language texts, sparking a livid language debate that the past due, nice writer David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) as soon as referred to as “the fortress Sumter of the utilization Wars.” 

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