Download E-books The Hot Flash Club Strikes Again: A Novel PDF

By Nancy Thayer

The great girls from The scorching Flash Club are again in most sensible shape, welcoming the stressed-out and pampering-deprived via their discreet spa doors–as Nancy Thayer returns with a witty, attractive, and heartwarming novel. The sizzling Flash Club Strikes Again additionally introduces 4 new ladies, prepared for massages and seaweed wraps, every one suffering to reconcile her mystery desires, largest fears, and inner most emotions as topsy-turvy occasions shake up her life.

After eighteen years of attempting to make peace along with her husband’s cold-as-ice mom, Polly vows to be the precise better half's mother: loving, accepting, and made up our minds to maintain her mouth close. Then her son marries Amy, a Birkenstocked gal whose natural farm and kin ooze a slightly creepy serenity. Ever the optimist, Polly places her top foot ahead . . . so why does it prove in her mouth?

A shy and magnificent professor-to-be, Beth has lived a sheltered existence. Then she meets Sonny, a rugged, horny chippie who sweeps her off her ft. the matter? Beth won't live on his loud, affectionate, athletic family–especially whilst the very appealing and earthy lady every person sought after Sonny to marry continues to be striking round the kinfolk dinner table.

Heiress to 1 of latest England’s oldest paper businesses, Carolyn is the driver in the back of the emblem. Now, at thirty-seven, the workaholic govt is ultimately pregnant along with her first baby, and hypertension is forcing her to do whatever absolutely alien: relax. yet how can she allow down her safeguard while her seventy-something father has long past and eloped with a tender financial institution clerk named Heather, whose particularly simple appears and unassuming nature nonetheless have the capacity to fill Carolyn with suspicion.

A free-spirited photographer, Julia has married a guy she loves, yet he’s come filled with luggage. Tim is a widower with a tender daughter, and Julia has bravely stepped as much as the plate, doing her most sensible to supply maternal help. yet as though being pinned down through the child’s a bit of manipulative methods and (dare Julia say it) spoiled habit wasn’t adequate, there’s Tim’s ex-mother-in-law, whose meddling is getting nastier by way of the week.

For Polly, Beth, Carolyn, and Julia, the time has come to face up for what matters–for their passions, their hearts, and themselves. As they maneuver via kin drama and include unforeseen swap, they arrive to discover that lifestyles is far more straightforward (and much more enjoyable) while you’ve bought acquaintances, wine, and chocolate alongside for the ride.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books Magic Hour: A Novel PDF

By Kristin Hannah

In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic nationwide Forest—nearly 1000000 acres of impenetrable darkness and most unlikely good looks. From deep inside this previous progress wooded area, a six-year-old lady seems to be. Speechless and by myself, she deals no clue as to her id, no trace of her past.

Having retreated to her western Washington fatherland after a scandal left her occupation in ruins, baby psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is set to loose the extreme little woman she calls Alice from a jail of incredible worry and isolation. to arrive her, Julia needs to detect the reality approximately Alice’s past—although doing so calls for aid from Julia’s estranged sister, an area police officer. The surprising evidence of Alice’s lifestyles attempt the boundaries of Julia’s religion and power, while she struggles to make a house for Alice—and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one in every of her so much loved characters, and can provide an incandescent tale in regards to the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of wish, and the which means of home.

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Download E-books After Claude (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Iris Owens

Harriet is leaving her boyfriend Claude, “the French rat.” That at the least is how Harriet sees issues, whether it’s Claude who has simply requested Harriet to depart his Greenwich Village condo. good, a method or one other she has no goal of leaving. on the contrary, she is going to remain and special revenge—or may have if Claude had no longer had her unceremoniously evicted. nonetheless, even though moved out, Harriet isn't approximately to maneuver on. now not whatsoever. Girlfriends circle round to patronize and propose, yet Harriet in simple terms takes offense, and it’s effortless to appreciate why. simply because mad and maddening as she should be, Harriet sees previous the well mannered platitudes that everybody else is content material to spout and dwell by way of. She is an unblinkered, unbuttoned, unrelenting, and specifically bitingly humorous prophetess of all that's mistaken with women’s lives and hearts—until, in a shock twist, she reveals a savior in a gloomy room on the Chelsea resort.

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Download E-books To a God Unknown (Penguin Classics) PDF

By John Steinbeck

Historical pagan ideals, the nice Greek epics, and the Bible all tell this notable novel by means of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck, which occupied him for greater than 5 tough years. whereas pleasurable his useless father’s dream of constructing a wealthy farm in California, Joseph Wayne involves think excellent tree at the farm embodies his father’s spirit. His brothers and their households proportion in Joseph’s prosperity, and the farm flourishes—until one brother, apprehensive through Joseph’s pagan trust, kills the tree, permitting ailment and famine to descend at the farm. Set in established Steinbeck kingdom, To a God Unknown is a magical story, exploring one man’s try to regulate the forces of nature and, eventually, to appreciate the methods of God and the forces of the subconscious inside. This variation positive factors an creation and notes through Steinbeck student Robert DeMott.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by way of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Lord Jim & Nostromo (Modern Library (Paperback)) PDF

By Joseph Conrad

Selected by means of the fashionable Library as of the a hundred top novels of all time

WITH a brand new creation by way of ROBERT D. KAPLAN
COMMENTARY by way of VIRGINIA WOOLF, HAROLD BLOOM, EDWARD SAID,
F. R. LEAVIS, AND ROBERT PENN WARREN

"        Never have been Mr. Conrad's felicity of word and grace of surroundings extra seen. . . . A booklet of the infrequent literary caliber of Lord Jim is anything to obtain with gratitude and joy."--The big apple Times

Originally released in 1900, Lord Jim is one among Joseph Conrad's most intricate literary masterpieces. the tale of a tender sailor whose second of cowardice haunts him for the remainder of his lifestyles, Lord Jim explores Conrad's lifelong obsessions with the character of guilt and the opportunity of redemption.
        Nostromo is taken into account via many to be Conrad's splendid fulfillment, and Conrad himself noted Nostromo as his "widest canvas." Set within the fictitious South American republic of Costaguana, Nostromo finds the consequences that erroneous idealism, remarkable greed, and imperialist pursuits may have on a fledging state. V. S. Pritchett wrote: "Nostromo is the main strikingly sleek of Conrad's novels. it's pervaded by way of a profound, even morbid feel of lack of confidence that's the very spirit of our age."
        Robert D. Kaplan's advent explains why the 2 novels jointly shape Conrad's darkest glimpse into the mistaken nature of humankind.

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After 20 years at sea within the French and British service provider navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the following 3 a long time, he revolutionized the English novel with works resembling adolescence (1902), center of Darkness (1902), hurricane (1903), the key Agent (1907), lower than Western Eyes (1911), likelihood (1913), and Victory (1915).

ROBERT D. KAPLAN is a correspondent for The Atlantic per 30 days and the writer of 7 books of trip and overseas affairs which have been translated right into a dozen languages, together with Balkan Ghosts, The Ends of the Earth, and An Empire barren region, all bestsellers, and a suite of essays, the arriving Anarchy. He lectures usually to the U.S. army.

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Download E-books Two Pints PDF

By Roddy Doyle

A set of sublimely humorous dialogues encouraged via a year’s worthy of stories.
 
Two males meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They bite the fats, set the area to rights, take the piss… They discuss their other halves, their youngsters, their children’ pets, their soccer groups and -- this being eire in 2011-12 -- concerning the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen’s stopover at. yet those males will not be parochial or small-minded; one in every of them is familiar with the place to discover the lacking Colonel Gadaffi (he’s operating as a cleanser at Dublin Airport); they fear approximately Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders (whatever they could be); of their type, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna summer time, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; and so they ask one another the relatively very important questions like ‘Would you ever permit your self be digitally enhanced?’

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Download E-books The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Nick Harkaway

A hilarious, action-packed examine the apocalypse that mixes a touching story of friendship, an exciting battle tale, and an all out kung-fu infusedmission to avoid wasting the world.Gonzo Lubitch and his ally were inseparable on account that beginning. They grew up jointly, they studiedmartial arts jointly, they rebelled in collage jointly, and so they fought within the Go-Away conflict jointly. Now, with the realm in shambles and darkish nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they've been tapped for a very perilous venture. yet they quick detect that this task isn't all it sort of feels, and sooner than it truly is over they are going to have encountered every thing from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to at least one ultra-sinister mastermind, whose in simple terms objective is global domination. not like the rest, The Gone-Away World is a awesome literary debut that may be remembered and rediscovered for future years.

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Download E-books The Eye in the Door PDF

By Pat Barker

The moment installment within the Regeneration Trilogy
 
It is the spring of 1918, and Britain is confronted with the potential for defeat through Germany. A beleaguered executive and a vengeful public objective teams as scapegoats: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead risky double lives, the "the eye within the door" turns into an emblem of the paranoia that threatens to ruin the very cloth of British society.

Central to this novel are such compelling, richly imagined characters because the very good and compassionate Dr. William Rivers; his most renowned sufferer, the poet Siegfried Sassoon; and Lieutenant Billy past, who performs a relevant position as a family intelligence agent.  With compelling, life like discussion and a willing eye for the social matters that experience long gone neglected in mainstream media, The Eye within the Door is a triumph that equalsRegeneration and the 3rd novel within the trilogy, the 1995 Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road, constructing Pat Barker's position within the very leading edge of up to date novelists.

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Download E-books The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving: A Novel PDF

By Jonathan Evison

In The Revised basics of Caregiving (releasing June 24, 2016 as a Netflix unique movie titled The basics of Caring, starring Paul Rudd and Selena Gomez), Jonathan Evison, writer of the hot novel this can be Your existence, Harriet Chance! and the New York Times bestseller West of Here, has crafted a singular of the guts, a narrative of not likely heroes in a grand American landscape.

For Ben Benjamin, all has been lost--his spouse, his family members, his domestic, his livelihood. Hoping to discover a brand new path, he enrolls in an evening classification referred to as the basics of Caregiving, the place he'll discover ways to look after individuals with disabilities. he's suggested approximately professionalism, approximately find out how to hold an emotional distance among patron and supplier, and in regards to the paintings of putting catheters whereas fending off legal responsibility. but if Ben is assigned his first client--a tyrannical nineteen-year-old boy named Trevor, who's within the complicated levels of Duchenne muscular dystrophy--he quickly discovers that the unending provider checklists have performed not anything to organize him for the truth of taking care of a fiercely obdurate, sexually pissed off teen who has an ax to grind with the full world.

over the years, the connection among Ben and Trev, which had started with mutual misgivings, evolves right into a shut friendship, and the conventional obstacles among sufferer and caregiver start to blur. The bond among them strengthens as they embark on a highway journey to go to Trev’s ill father--a trip rerouted through a sequence of unusual roadside sights that propel them into an impulsive event disrupted by means of one beginning, arrests, a freakish airborne dirt and dust hurricane, and a six-hundred-mile cat-and-mouse pursuit through a mysterious brown Buick Skylark. by means of the top of that trip, Trev has had his first flavor of affection, and Ben has came across a brand new cause to like life.

Bursting with strength and jam-packed with moments of absolute attractiveness, this big-hearted and encouraged novel ponders life’s negative surprises in addition to what it takes to really deal with one other human being.

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