By Leo Tolstoy
Un homme malade, à l'agonie, comprend los angeles vanité de l. a. vie qu'il a menée (La Mort d'Ivan Illich). Une vieille noble, ayant menti toute sa vie, s'obstine dans son mensonge au second de mourir (Trois Morts). Un homme raconte remark, après trente-cinq ans d'une life en apparence paisible, il a basculé dans l. a. folie (Notes d'un fou). Ce quantity rassemble des récits rédigés par Tolstoï pendant plus de trente ans, de son entrée en littérature aux années de rédaction de Guerre et Paix et d'Anna Karénine. Hantés par une angoisse existentielle et portant l. a. hint, pour les plus tardifs, de l. a. profonde crise religieuse et métaphysique qui ébranla Tolstoï à partir de 1879, ils dépeignent les hommes, dans leur misère et leur splendeur.
From the hot York occasions bestselling writer of the 1st better halves membership comes a narrative excellent for audience of ORANGE IS the hot BLACK.
Jennifer is a brilliant, horny lady who has damaged throughout the glass ceiling to develop into a big-time dealer on this planet of excessive finance. while her boss is stuck taking part in speedy and free with the laws, Jennifer consents to take the rap. in spite of everything, her fiancé is a legal professional with the connections to get her off.
But rather than beating the fees, she results in a women's felony; a global an awful lot meaner than Wall road and the place her fashion designer outfits and fancy schooling count number for not anything. She has to profit speedy if she desires to live to tell the tale. the ladies within the prison's best "crew" are humans Jennifer might by no means, ever have befriended at the open air, yet at the inside of she quickly discovers that operating jointly is the one means out.
By Matthew Quick
From Matthew quickly, the New York Times bestselling writer of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes The reliable good fortune of correct Now, a humorous and delicate tale approximately relatives, friendship, grief, attractiveness, and Richard Gere—an enjoyable and encouraging story that would depart you considering the rhythms of the universe and marveling on the energy of kindness and love.
For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived along with his mom. whilst she will get ill and dies, he has no concept find out how to be on his personal. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he must locate his flock and depart the nest. yet how does a guy whose entire lifestyles has been grounded in his mother, Saturday mass, and the library fly?
Bartholomew thinks he’s stumbled on a clue whilst he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s undies drawer. In her ultimate days, mother known as him Richard—there has to be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is intended to assist him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts off his new lifestyles, writing Richard Gere a sequence of hugely intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and religion, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the secret of ladies are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. yet often the letters show one man’s heartbreakingly earnest try and gather a kinfolk of his own.
A suffering priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere subscribe to the search to assist Bartholomew. In a rented Ford concentration, they commute to Canada to work out the cat Parliament and locate his organic father . . . and observe rather a lot more.
By David Weber
Nobody sought after one other conflict. Thomas Theisman did not. Baron excessive Ridge did not. His Imperial Majesty Gustav did not. Honor Harrington did not. The Andermani Emperor has plans for Silesia. And the major Minister of Manticore is excited with the conflict he has. regrettably, what they wish does not topic.
By Émile Zola, Robin Buss
In a dingy house at the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Thérèse Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her lifestyles is unexpectedly shattered whilst she embarks on a turbulent affair together with her husband's earthy buddy Laurent, yet their animal ardour for every different quickly compels the fans to devote against the law that may hang-out them eternally. Thérèse Raquin brought on a scandal whilst it seemed in 1867 and taken its twenty-seven-year-old writer a notoriety that him all through his existence. Zola's novel isn't just an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, insanity, and ghostly revenge, but additionally a devastating exploration of the darkest features of human existence.
Robin Buss's translation beautifully conveys Zola's fearlessly sincere and matter-of-fact kind, combining constancy to Zola's idiosyncrasies with effortless fluency in English
Introduction discusses Zola's lifestyles and literary occupation and the impact of paintings, literature, and technological know-how on his writing
Includes the preface to the author's moment variation of 1868, chronology, feedback for extra interpreting, and notes
By Jo Walton
From acclaimed, award-winning writer Jo Walton: Philosopher Kings, a story of gods and people, and the amazing issues they need to study from each other. two decades have elapsed because the occasions of The simply City. town, based via the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, prepared at the ideas espoused in Plato's Republic and populated by way of humans from all eras of human historical past, has now cut up into 5 towns, and low-level armed clash among them isn't unheard-of.
The god Apollo, dwelling (by his personal selection) a human lifestyles as "Pythias" within the urban, his real identification recognized basically to a couple, is now married and the daddy of numerous teenagers. yet a sad loss reasons him to turn into ate up with the will for revenge. Being Apollo, he is going dealing with it in a possible rational and systematic manner, yet it truly is obtrusive, quite to his precocious daughter Arete, that he's unhinged with grief.
Along with Arete and a number of other of his sons, plus a boatload of alternative volunteers--including the now beautifully elderly Marsilio Ficino, the good humanist of Renaissance Florence--Pythias/Apollo is going crusing into the mysterious japanese Mediterranean of pre-antiquity to determine what they could find―possibly the fellow who could have prompted his nice grief, probably groups of the earliest humans to name themselves "Greek." What Apollo, his daughter, and the remainder of the excursion will discover…will swap everything.
By Melissa Scott, Jo Graham, Amy Griswold
The conflict traces are drawn. Queen dying is mustering her fleet. yet who will stand opposed to her? As conflicts and betrayal threaten to shatter Atlantis's fragile alliances with Guide's Wraith and the Genii, humanity's in basic terms wish of survival rests at the destiny of an historic equipment - a weapon too negative to exploit yet too strong to forged apart.
A New York Times striking Book
A San Francisco Chronicle top publication of 2012
A Kirkus Reviews top booklet of 2012
Longlisted for The 2014 overseas IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award
From Marie NDiaye, the 1st black girl to win the Prix Goncourt, a harrowing and gorgeous novel of the travails of West African immigrants in France.
The tale of 3 ladies who say no: Norah, a French-born attorney who unearths herself in Senegal, summoned through her estranged father to avoid wasting one other sufferer of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a happy existence as a instructor in Dakar to keep on with her boyfriend again to France, the place his melancholy and dislocation poison every thing; and Khady, a penniless widow positioned out through her husband's family members with not anything however the identify of cousin in France. As those 3 lives intertwine, each one lady manages an outstanding feat of self-preservation opposed to those that have made themselves the fastest-growing and most-reviled humans in Europe. In Marie NDiaye's gorgeous narration we see the development during which usual ladies observe unimagined reserves of power.