Download E-books I Am Charlotte Simmons: A Novel PDF

By Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe, the grasp social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all issues modern and cultural, provides a sensational new novel approximately existence, love, and learning--or the shortcoming of it--amid modern-day American colleges.

Our tale unfolds at fictional Dupont collage: these Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's early life, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with culture . . . Or so it seems that to appealing, very good Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. yet Charlotte quickly learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, intercourse, cool, and kegs trump educational fulfillment each time.

As Charlotte encounters the paragons of Dupont's privileged elite--her roommate, Beverly, a Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse avid gamers; Jojo Johanssen, the single white beginning participant on Dupont's godlike basketball group, whose place is threatened by way of a hotshot black freshman from the tasks; the younger Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady experience of entitlement and social domination is clinched through his unintended brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of many Millennial Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who examine themselves the final bastion of highbrow recreation at the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus--she is seduced via the heady glamour of recognition, betraying either her values and upbringing sooner than she grasps the ability of being different--and the unique attract of her personal innocence.

With his trademark satirical wit and famously sharp eye for telling element, Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons draws on vast observations at campuses around the nation to immortalize the early-21st-century college-going experience.

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Download E-books This Cake Is for the Party: Stories PDF

By Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky's first ebook takes useless target at a tender iteration of guys and ladies who usually set out with the simplest of intentions, basically to have plans thwarted or hopes betrayed.

These are tales approximately friendships and relationships pressured by means of unsettling tensions effervescent underneath the skin. a girl who plans to conceive results in the palms of her husband's ally; a guy who baby-sits a ignored four-year-old finally ends up wondering his personal dysfunctional courting; an opportunity come across at a gala occasion factors a girl to recollect whilst she volunteered for a nightmarish drug-testing health center; one other girl discovers that her ally who's approximately to get married has simply had an affair; a tender youngster attempts to flee from her controlling father and unearths an unforeseen lover on a bus trip domestic; a spouse attempts to beat her loss of life mother-in-law's resistance to her marriage through revealing to her personal unusual aural stigmata; a pal attempts to speak one other buddy out of relationship her dishonest ex-boyfriend; and a superstitious candle-maker confesses to a tempestuous courting that implodes spectacularly.

Sarah Selecky is a skilled younger author who conjures up a new release teetering at the shoals of consumerism and ambiguous mores. resembling early Atwood, with echoes of Lisa Moore and Barbara Gowdy, those soaking up tales are approximately love and longing, tales that contact us in a myriad of sophisticated and affecting methods.

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Download E-books That Wintry Feeling (Debbie Macomber Classics) PDF

By Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber’s distinct heat and center shine during this smooth tale of letting love locate its approach domestic, now to be had for the 1st time as an eBook.
After looking at the fellow she loves stroll down the aisle together with her sister, Cathy Thompson must break out. Alaska—beautiful, distant, and much from sour memories—sounds just like the excellent position to begin over. yet a brand-new lifestyles comes with brand-new demanding situations . . . specifically Grady Jones, a pilot and unmarried dad who has an answer to either their difficulties: a wedding of convenience. 
Grady isn’t searching for love. He attempted that after and failed. He simply wishes a spouse, and Cathy is sensible, effortless at the eyes, and loved through his daughter. yet Grady doesn’t expect the best way Cathy will get less than his epidermis, the way in which she makes him are looking to be a greater husband and father. Grady didn’t imagine he had from now on love inside of to provide, yet Cathy proves him unsuitable. together with his spouse by means of his aspect, this pilot learns to start at the wings of a destiny neither of them dreamed possible.

BONUS: This version contains excerpts from Debbie Macomber's Last One Home and The lodge at Rose Harbor.
Praise for Debbie Macomber
“No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings fairly as successfully as Macomber.”Chicago Tribune
“The reigning queen of women’s fiction.”The Sacramento Bee
“It’s most unlikely to not cheer for Macomber’s characters. . . . in terms of making a unique position and noteworthy, honorable characters, no one does it larger than Macomber.”BookPage
Published by way of Debbie Macomber Books

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By John Bemrose

Within the center of cottage state in Ontario, bordering on a local reservation, Ann and Richard are faced with the abrupt reappearance after ten years of an area guy, Billy. His presence once more of their lives brings again strong thoughts and rekindles outdated conflicts, love, and a betrayal, as each one in their previous and current tales progressively unfolds in the course of one Eighties summer time. Containing the entire components for which The Island Walkers was once celebrated, The final lady envelops us in Bemrose’s perfectly crafted and entire global, the place every one personality is unforgettably alive and genuine, and the land itself breathes its personal tale into our hearts.

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När Fan blir gammal blir han kriminell

Märtha, Snillet, Krattan, Stina och Anna-Greta har det långtråkigt där de bor på servicehuset Diamanten. Dålig mat och trist bemötande, för lite movement och ständiga besparingar. Antagligen skulle de ha det mycket bättre i fängelse!

Märtha får en snilleblixt – de ska begå ett brott och se until eventually att de blir dömda. Någon typ av ekonomisk brottslighet, en liten kupp av något slag. Bytet ska de skänka until eventually fattiga och gamla. Kunde Robin Hood så kan väl vi!

Med rollatorerna i högsta hugg tar gänget in på lyxhotell där det finns gott om förmögna gäster. males allt går inte som planerat. För att lyckas måste de tänka ut det perfekta brottet. Äventyret tar fart. Snart finner sig Pensionärsligan indragen i den undre världen och vad som helst kan hända.

"En lättsam och trivsam kriminalkomedi med hög mysfaktor."
Svenska Dagbladet

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Download E-books The Harder They Come PDF

By T.C. Boyle

Acclaimed New York Times bestselling writer T.C. Boyle makes his Ecco debut with a strong, gripping novel that explores the roots of violence and anti-authoritarianism inherent within the American character.

Set in modern Northern California, The more durable They Come explores the unstable connections among 3 broken people—an getting older ex-Marine and Vietnam veteran, his psychologically volatile son, and the son's paranoid, a lot older lover—as they careen in the direction of an explosive confrontation.

On a holiday cruise to important the USA along with his spouse, seventy-year-old Sten Stensen unflinchingly kills a gun-wielding robber menacing a busload of senior travelers. The reluctant hero is relieved to come back domestic to castle Bragg, California, after the ordeal—only to discover that his delusional son, Adam, has spiraled out of control.

Adam has get involved with Sara Hovarty Jennings, a hardened member of the Sovereign voters’ move, right-wing anarchists who refuse to recognize the legislation and rules of the kingdom, contemplating them to be fake and non-applicable. Adam’s senior through a few fifteen years, Sara turns into his protector and inamorata. As Adam's psychological nation fractures, he turns into more and more schizophrenic—a breakdown that leads him to shoot humans in separate circumstances. at the run, he is taking to the woods, spurring the largest manhunt in California history.

As he explores a father’s legacy of violence and his powerlessness in in relation to his both violent son, T. C. Boyle bargains unprecedented mental insights into the yankee psyche. encouraged by way of a real tale, The tougher They Come is a devastating and indelible novel from a latest master.

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Download E-books Cargo of Orchids PDF

By Susan Musgrave

Acclaimed author Susan Musgrave's first novel in over ten years is a superb mixture of poignant humanity and black humour within the gripping tale of a girl residing on demise Row for the incredible crime of killing her personal child.

To move the time ultimate to her, whereas anticipating the result of her final appeals, the narrator writes the tale of the occasions that led to her incarceration. Her paintings as a translator attracts her into an underworld of family-controlled drug cartels working out of South the United States, and she or he falls in love with a son in a single such family members. Pregnant, she is abducted to an island off the coast of Colombia and slowly tricked right into a dependence on cocaine. Her narrative - violent and peculiar, but additionally riveting, erotic and choked with the heady flamboyance of orchids - runs parallel to her account of existence in "Death Clinic," as loss of life Row is termed on the Heaven Valley Facility for ladies. it's a relocating tale of friendship among 3 woman inmates - portrayed with devastating wit - who percentage basically the truth that they every one have a date with the executioner.

Cargo of Orchids swings via comedy and tragedy to shed a steady, eerie gentle at the questions of guilt and innocence and ethical ambiguity that lie at its middle.

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Download E-books With Friends Like These: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle) PDF

By Sally Koslow

Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met after answering a roommate advert for an condominium. regardless of having little in universal, the ladies turned quick neighbors. A decade later, Quincy, a Midwestern introvert, is attempting to beat a collection of tragedies by way of trying to find the precise domestic; Talia, a high-energy California spouse and mother, is transforming into green with envy of her associates’ better monetary balance; timid Chloe, from New England and in addition a mom, is attempting to deflect strain from her husband, a hedge fund supervisor, to play the position of trophy spouse; and Jules, a fiercely autonomous long island urban local and entrepreneur, is confronting her forties alone.

As the ladies strive against with the demanding situations of affection and motherhood, will their relationships continue to exist? Witty and clever, Sally Koslow’s With pals Like those hits an emotional bull’s-eye for someone who has had—or even been—a lower than excellent good friend. This high-five to sisterhood will go away you yes that shut associates can by no means be replaced.

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Download E-books Waiting for Jules: A Novel PDF

By Tamara N. Houston

The route to happiness is affected by ex-boyfriends, complicated occupation offerings, and lingering insecurities for an formidable younger girl during this touching, romantic debut.

The route to happiness is plagued by ex-boyfriends, complicated occupation offerings, and lingering insecurities for an bold younger girl during this touching, romantic debut.

Before leaving for London on an ill-fated work trip, Jules Sinclair had the type of argument along with her beau Marcus the place many poor issues have been acknowledged. a few have been stated purely to harm the opposite individual, others have been heat-of-the-moment slips of the tongue that can by no means be taken again. All have been assured relation­ship enders. Now that she has arrived again in L.A. and is headed towards the house she stocks with Marcus in Beverly Hills, the single factor London has cleared up for Jules is that she doesn't wish out of the connection. yet how does she come again in? whether she knew the magic phrases to fix all the damage, will Marcus also be there to listen to them whilst she places her key within the door?

It’s the appropriate typhoon that in basic terms Jules can have created for herself. possibly in knowing how she obtained into this mess, she will keep no matter what is left of her destiny with Marcus.

Filled with soft moments and robust, relatable characters, Waiting for Jules is a captivating story in regards to the necessity of mend­ing the prior whereas at the highway to fortunately ever after.

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