Category: Fiction 2

Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey

By Anne McCaffrey

On this planet of Pern, Harpers with nice musical skill are held in severe regard. the reason for this is that the younger, mischievous Piemur includes himself with lots satisfaction, for he sings like an angel. but if his voice starts off to alter, Piemur loses all self assurance and questions his position inside of Harper Hall.

Incapable of making a song, Piemur is distributed on numerous errands via Masterharper Robinton, together with the duty of studying the advanced beats of the messenger drums, Piemur has no clue of the grand adventures that look ahead to him, and he'll have to locate the braveness inside himself to outlive.

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Made with Love (The Pinecraft Pie Shop, Book 1) by Sherry Gore, Tricia Goyer

By Sherry Gore, Tricia Goyer

A sprint of affection, a Pinch of wish, and an entire Lot of excellent Cooking

Lovina Miller may be extremely joyful. Pinecraft, Florida, has every thing a tender Amish girl might ask for: sunlight, sand, volleyball video games, and night singings within the park. yet Pinecraft lacks the only factor Lovina desperately wants--a pie store of her personal. She longs for a spot to assemble with the group and serve the deal with she loves.

A younger chippie named Noah Yoder strolls into her existence and gives the way to make her dream come real. yet earlier than Noah and Lovina can construct a shop--and a life--together, they need to each one face heartaches from the earlier. Is their new love enhanced than their regrets?

Find idea, romance, and actual Amish recipes for everyone's favourite food--pie!

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Vanishing Point (Sharon McCone, Book 24) by Marcia Muller

By Marcia Muller

Within the most modern installment during this severely acclaimed sequence, Sharon McCone is employed to enquire one in all San Luis Obispo County's so much perplexing chilly circumstances. A iteration in the past, Laurel Greenwood, a housewife and artist, inexplicably vanished, leaving her younger daughter by myself. Now, new facts means that the lacking lady could have led an odd double lifestyles. yet earlier than McCone can penetrate the tangled secret, she needs to first clear up a moment disappearance--that of her patron, the now grown daughter of Laurel Greenwood. The case, which forces Sharon to discover the darker aspects of 2 marriages, comes uncomfortably shut at the heels of her personal marriage to Hy Ripinsky, and he or she starts to doubt the knowledge of her impulsive journey to the Reno marriage ceremony chapel.

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Into the Darkness by V. C. Andrews

By V. C. Andrews

Regardless of the intense SUNSHINE, I FELT A relax SURGE via ME. I PAUSED AND checked out the home round the corner. used to be MY dialog WITH BRAYDEN simply one other considered one of MY FANTASIES?

As stunning as one of many valuable gemstones at her parents’ jewellery shop, Amber Taylor is shy and introspective—qualities misinterpret via others as being caught up and more suitable. dealing with a protracted, lonely summer season operating on the relatives store, Amber’s global lighting up while the Matthews kinfolk without warning strikes in to the home round the corner, a estate that has stood overlooked for the longest time. And while she meets Brayden Matthews, an purely baby similar to her, Amber quickly turns into infatuated with this good-looking, quirky younger guy who turns out to understand her innermost emotions virtually prior to she does, who takes her locations she by no means knew existed in her small city. Their connection is electrifying, not like whatever Amber’s felt prior to. yet as quick as he appears to be like, Brayden vanishes into the darkness. And checking out the reality approximately him will push Amber Taylor to the sting of insanity. . . .

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The Rebels by Sándor Márai

By Sándor Márai

An early novel from the nice rediscovered Hungarian author Sándor Márai, The Rebels is a haunting tale of a bunch of alienated boys at the cusp of grownup life--and very likely death--during global warfare I.

It is the summer time of 1918, and 4 boys drawing close commencement reside in a ghost city bereft of fathers, uncles, and older brothers, who're off scuffling with on the entrance. the men be aware of they're going to very quickly be despatched to affix their elders, and of their ultimate weeks of freedom they start appearing out their frustrations and fears in a chain of subversive video games and petty thefts. but if they allure the eye of a stranger in town--an actor with a touring theater company--their video games, and their lives, start to stream in a course they can now not have anticipated and can't keep an eye on, and person who unearths them to be strangers to each other. Resisting and defying maturity, they locate themselves nonetheless topic to its baffling energy even of their tried uprising.

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Hornblower and the Hotspur (Hornblower Saga, Book 3) by C. S. Forester

By C. S. Forester

April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a three-master on a necessary reconnaissance mission... at the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest - battle is coming and Napoleon won't seize His Majesty's military with its britches around its ankles. With ideas of his new lifestyles as a husband intruding on his tasks, Hornblower needs to end up himself to be not just the main able commander within the fleet, but in addition its so much bold if he's to forestall the French gaining the higher hand. this is often the 3rd of 11 books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

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La Tête ailleurs by Hélène Vachon

By Hélène Vachon

Pour son most well known roman adulte, Hélène Vachon a choisi d’utiliser los angeles voie introspective, celle de l’artiste-peintre Alison Moser qui s’interroge sur les rapports humains. Individu en marge, c’est à travers le récit d’une component de sa vie que l’auteure reveal une imaginative and prescient du monde qui questionne l’essentiel.

Grâce à l’interaction de l’héroïne avec une galerie de personnages tous plus bigarrés les uns que les autres, Hélène Vachon arrive à jeter le doute sur notre disposition à l. a. sociabilité. Avec un kind tout en nuances, voici un roman où on laisse au lecteur le soin de juger par lui-même los angeles portée des événements.

Alison Moser, artiste-peintre, peint des snap shots de Monsieur, Madame Tout-le-monde pour gagner sa vie. De cet artwork strictement alimentaire, elle tire bien peu de choses.

Heureusement que dans son entourage des gens l. a. forcent à se remettre en query et à ébranler sa bohème. Il y a Doria, l. a. lointaine tante de Penwick qui accepte les travers de sa nièce sans , l’ex-conjoint Linder trop parfait pour elle, le couple Allan-Léa dont los angeles relation s’effrite, Hunter, le sans-abri, Warren, le nouveau voisin de palier et, bien sûr, SDF, le chien qui ne prend pas trop de position. Dans cet univers singulier, Alison lutte pour trouver un sens à sa vie.

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The Other Book: Bewilderments of Fiction by Jordan Stump

By Jordan Stump

Jordan Stump had frequently pondered the connection among a translation and “the ebook itself,” ruminating at the interesting inherent sameness and distinction among the 2. within the different e-book, Stump examines the “other” different types of a e-book and the ways that they either reflect and go away from the unique. Grounding his witty and unique research in an exploration of 4 sorts of Raymond Queneau’s Le chiendent—a reproduction, the manuscript, a translation, and a severe edition—Stump poses questions designed to aid readers re-evaluate the character of fiction and reading. Each kind of Le chiendent either is and isn't what we suggest after we say "Le chiendent," but the friction among their methods of being and that of “the publication itself” proves without notice effective, elevating frustrating questions on the character of textuality, analyzing, language, and data. It additionally positions us to evaluate numerous solutions proposed in line with such questions and to ask yourself approximately their usefulness. And as we think about these questions, we'll have Queneau’s novel beside us, extra confounding our makes an attempt to answer—for our lack of ability to respond to these questions is strictly the purpose of the opposite e-book, because it is of Le chiendent.

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