Literature

Download E-books A Pigeon and a Boy: A Novel PDF

By Meir Shalev

From the the world over acclaimed Israeli author Meir Shalev comes a enchanting novel of 2 love tales, separated through part a century yet hooked up by way of one captivating act of devotion.

During the 1948 struggle of Independence--a time while pigeons are nonetheless used to carry battlefield messages--a proficient younger pigeon handler is mortally wounded. within the moments prior to his dying, he dispatches one final pigeon. The chook is sporting his impressive reward to the woman he has enjoyed in view that youth. Intertwined with this tale is the modern story of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his personal legacy from the 1948 warfare. Yair is a journey guide specializing in bird-watching journeys who, in heart age, falls in love back with a adolescence female friend. His starting to be ardour for her, in addition to a present from his mom on her deathbed, turns into the main to a lifestyles he suggestion not possible. 

Unforgettable in either its details and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a story of enthusiasts then and now--of how deeply we adore, of what house is, and why we, like pigeons expert to fly in a single course purely, needs to ultimately go back to it.  In a voice that's without delay playful, clever, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a narrative as common as battle and as intimate as a winged assertion of love.

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Download E-books The Birth House: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Ami McKay

An arresting portrait of the struggles that ladies confronted for keep an eye on in their personal our bodies, The start House is the tale of Dora Rare—the first daughter in 5 generations of Rares.

As apprentice to the outspoken Acadian midwife leave out Babineau, Dora learns to help the ladies of an remoted Nova Scotian village via infertility, tough labors, breech births, undesirable pregnancies, and unfulfilling intercourse lives. in the course of the turbulent international struggle I period, uncertainty and upheaval accompany the arriving of a brash new doctor and his delivers of development and quick, painless childbirth. In a conflict among culture and technology, Dora reveals herself struggling with to guard the rights of girls in addition to the knowledge that has been positioned into her care.

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Download E-books Borges PDF

Basada en fuentes ineditas, esta biografia desvela los misterios que aun rodean los angeles vida de Jorge Luis Borges. Borges aparece aqui como un hombre de emociones turbulentas, apasionadamente enamoradao. Williamson descubre los episodios que lo condujeron al borde del suicidio y lo cambiaron como escritor, y analiza sus principles politicas: su radicalismo de juventud, su antifascismo, el apoyo a las juntas militares argentinas y el pacifismo del ultimate de su vida.

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Download E-books The Sweetness of Forgetting PDF

By Kristin Harmel

A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, needs to go back and forth to Paris to discover a kin mystery for her death grandmother—and what she learns may perhaps swap every little thing. The Sweetness of Forgetting is the publication that made Kristin Harmel a world bestseller.

At thirty-six, desire McKenna-Smith isn't any stranger to undesirable information. She misplaced her mom to melanoma, her husband left her for a twenty-two yr outdated, and her checking account is sort of depleted. Her personal goals of changing into a attorney long past, she’s working a failing family members bakery on Cape Cod and elevating a stricken preteen.

Now, Hope’s cherished French-born grandmother Mamie, who wowed the Cape together with her significant pastries for greater than fifty years, is drifting away right into a haze of Alzheimer’s. yet in a unprecedented second of readability, Mamie realizes that until she tells wish concerning the earlier, the secrets and techniques she has hung on to for thus a long time will quickly be misplaced endlessly. Tantalizingly, she unearths mysterious snippets of a sad heritage in Paris. after which, arming her with a scrawled record of names, she sends desire to France to discover a seventy-year-old mystery.

Hope’s emotional trip takes her throughout the bakeries of Paris and 3 non secular traditions, all guided through Mamie’s fairy stories and the candy tastes of domestic. As desire items jointly her family’s historical past, she unearths terrible Holocaust tales combined with robust stories of her family’s will to outlive in an international long gone mad. And to reunite fans torn aside via terror, all she’ll desire is a splash of braveness, and the idea that God exists in every single place, even in cake...

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Download E-books The Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, Sugar Street (Everyman's Library) PDF

By Naguib Mahfouz

 

Naguib Mahfouz’s tremendous epic trilogy of colonial Egypt seems to be right here in a single quantity for the 1st time. The Nobel Prize—winning writer’s masterwork is the engrossing tale of a Muslim relations in Cairo in the course of Britain’s career of Egypt within the early a long time of the 20 th century.

 

The novels of The Cairo Trilogy hint 3 generations of the relatives of tyrannical patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad, who ideas his family with a strict hand whereas residing a mystery lifetime of self-indulgence. Palace Walk introduces us to his light, oppressed spouse, Amina, his cloistered daughters, Aisha and Khadija, and his 3 sons–the tragic and idealistic Fahmy, the dissolute hedonist Yasin, and the soul-searching highbrow Kamal. Al-Sayyid Ahmad’s rebellious youngsters fight to maneuver past his domination in Palace of Desire, because the global round them opens to the currents of modernity and political and family turmoil introduced by way of the Nineteen Twenties. Sugar Street brings Mahfouz’s vibrant tapestry of an evolving Egypt to a dramatic climax because the getting older patriarch sees one grandson turn into a Communist, one a Muslim fundamentalist, and one the sweetheart of a strong politician.

 

Throughout the trilogy, the family’s trials replicate these in their turbulent nation through the years spanning the 2 international Wars, as switch involves a society that has resisted it for hundreds of years. full of compelling drama, earthy humor, and noteworthy perception, The Cairo Trilogy is the success of a grasp storyteller.

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Download E-books Sofia Petrovna (European Classics) PDF

Sofia Petrovna is Lydia Chukovskaya's fictional account of the nice Purge. Sofia is a Soviet Everywoman, a doctor's widow who works as a typist in a Leningrad publishing condo. while her liked son is stuck up within the maelstrom of the purge, she joins the lengthy traces of ladies outdoors the prosecutor's place of work, hoping opposed to desire for excellent news. faced with a global that makes no sense of right and wrong, Sofia is going mad, a insanity which manifests itself in delusions little diversified from the lies these round her inform on a daily basis to guard themselves.

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Download E-books The Fortune of the Rougons (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) PDF

By Emile Zola, Brian Nelson

The Fortune of the Rougons is the 1st in Zola's well-known Rougon-Macquart sequence of novels. In it we learn the way the 2 branches of the kin took place, and the origins of the hereditary weaknesses handed down the generations. homicide, treachery, and greed are the keynotes, and simply because the Empire used to be verified via violence, the "fortune" of the Rougons is paid for in blood.

Set within the fictitious Provençal city of Plassans, The Fortune of the Rougons tells the tale of Silvère and Miette, idealistic younger supporters of the republican resistance to Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'état of December 1851. They sign up for the woodcutters and peasants of the Var to grab keep an eye on of Plassans, and are antagonistic by means of the Bonapartist loyalists led via Silvère's uncle, Pierre Rougon. in the meantime, the rules of the Rougon relatives and its illegitimate Macquart department are being laid within the brutal beginnings of the Imperial regime.

Brian Nelson presents an attractive translation in addition to a wide-ranging creation that explains the heritage to the Rougon-Macquart sequence in addition to the old surroundings of the radical and its distinct characteristics. This version additionally includes a chronology, bibliography, and large explanatory notes.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different important beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by means of prime experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra research, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books The State We're In: Maine Stories PDF

“Ann Beattie at her such a lot magnificent…Her first new assortment in ten years...These stories discover the variety of emotional states the writer is legendary for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, remorse. It’s great to listen to her voice back” (People).

“A peerless, contemplative page-turner” (Vanity Fair), The nation We’re In is set how we are living within the areas we now have chosen—or been selected by way of. It’s concerning the tales we inform our households, our neighbors, and ourselves, the truths we may perhaps or won't see, how our affinities unite or repel us, and the place we glance for love.

Many of those tales are set in Maine, yet The country We’re In is set greater than geographical position. a few characters have arrived in Maine accidentally, others try to flee. the gathering is woven round Jocelyn, a wry, disaffected teen dwelling along with her aunt and uncle whereas attending summer season institution. As in existence, the narratives of alternative characters interrupt Jocelyn’s, occasionally not easy, occasionally embellishing her view.

“Ann Beattie slips right into a brief tale as perfectly as Audrey Hepburn wore a Givenchy dress: an iconic presentation, each one line and fold falling into position yet permitting room for shock” (O, The Oprah Magazine). “Splendid...memorable...every page…fitted out with the blessed finery of hypnotic storytelling” (The Washington Post), those tales describe a mind set, a fashion of being. The country We’re In explores, via women’s voices, the unforeseen moments and glancing epiphanies of everyday life.

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