Faustina by Jakob Wassermann PDF

By Jakob Wassermann

Vor Jahren hatte in einem geselligen Kreis, in dem ich damals verkehrte, die junge C. viel Aufsehen gemacht. Abkömmling einer alten Adelsfamilie, hatte sie sich, kaum zwanzig Jahre alt, von dem Zwang und Drill ihrer Welt befreit, um, wie sie sich ausdrückte, ‚selbst‘ zu leben. Die Ungebundenheit ihrer Lebensführung conflict in der Tat erstaunlich … In dieser Zeit näherte ich mich ihr. Wir hatten uns ziemlich viel zu sagen. Faustina, so wurde sie meist kurzweg genannt, battle geistreich, und was once mehr ist, ihr Geist hatte Fundamente." Dann verschwindet sie urplötzlich und es dauert einige Zeit, bis der Erzähler sie zufällig auf der Straße wiedertrifft. Kurze Zeit später erhält er ein Billet von ihr mit der Aufforderung, sie zu einer bestimmten Abendstunde zu besuchen. In einer Vorstadtpension trifft er sie und dort ist es, dass sich zwischen beiden ein ganz einzigartiges Gespräch über die Liebe entwickelt. Zum Abschied reicht er ihr die Hand. "Sie sah mich an, und wundersam, ihr Auge warfare voll Fragen wie das eines kleinen Mädchens." Zwei Tage später ist sie aus der Pension verschwunden.

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Get The Lamentations of Zeno: A Novel PDF

By Ilija Trojanow

Zeno Hintermeier is a scientist operating as a shuttle advisor on an Antarctic cruise send, encouraging the rich to surprise at least explored continent and to open their eyes to its speedy degradation. it's a troubling flip within the lifetime of an idealistic glaciologist. Now in his early sixties, Zeno bewails the lack of his cherished glaciers, the disintegration of his marriage, and the foundering of his more and more beside the point occupation. afflicted in moral sense and goaded by way of the conceited complacency of the passengers in his cost, he starts off to plot a determined gesture that would ship a take-heed call to an overheating world.

The Lamentations of Zeno is a rare evocation of the delicate and majestic wonders to be stumbled on at a much nook of the globe, written by means of a novelist who's a popular go back and forth author. Poignant and playful, the radical recollects the experimentation of high-modernist fiction with no compromising a limpid feel of position or the velocity of its narrative. it's a portrait of a guy in extremis, a haunting and from time to time irreverent story that ways the best problem of our age—perhaps of our whole heritage as a species—from an impassioned human perspective.

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Get Demon Download (Dark Future, Book 2) PDF

By Jack Yeovil aka Kim Newman

It's the twenty first Century and the multi-national firms keep an eye on the USA. the army is decided as much as defend these organizations from the roving gangs and spiritual sects that wander the barren region that has turn into the United States. castle Apache, Arizona, an army garrison that has been charged with conserving the Interstate highways open for the companies, is below assault via an unknown enemy. First a cruiser pushed through infantrymen from citadel Apache, visits a gasoline station within the wilderness the place a working laptop or computer malicious program is inserted throughout the fuel tank, kills all yet one of many squaddies using in it after which keeps on its challenge of homicide, looking for a selected church and a Catholic priest, Father O'Pray. contained in the castle, the lads and girls activate one another in a blood fest that leaves many useless and others racing for his or her lives. just one individual has the main to this secret, Chantal Juillerat, a nun dispatched from the Vatican. operating with the lone cavalry soldier who escaped the carnage of the demon-possessed cruiser, Chantel searches for the foundation of the problem.

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Download e-book for iPad: The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck

By Jenny Erpenbeck

The finish of Days, by way of acclaimed German author Jenny Erpenbeck, is composed primarily of 5 books, each one resulting in a distinct demise of an unnamed girl protagonist. "How may all of it have long gone differently?" the narrator asks within the intermezzos among. the 1st bankruptcy starts off with the dying of a toddler within the early twentieth century Hapsburg Empire. within the subsequent bankruptcy, a similar lady grows up in Vienna, yet her unusual dating with a boy ends up in one other demise. within the subsequent state of affairs, she survives formative years and strikes to Russia along with her husband. either are committed Communists, yet our heroine is distributed to a hard work camp. She is spared within the subsequent bankruptcy with the aid of someone's intervention and returns to Berlin to develop into a revered author.

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5-B Poppy Lane (Cedar Cove, Book 5.5) - download pdf or read online

By Debbie Macomber

Sign up for number 1 long island instances bestselling writer Debbie Macomber in Cedar Cove this Christmas!

Come to 5-B Poppy Lane, the place you’ll meet Helen Shelton, her granddaughter Ruth, and Ruth’s husband, Paul. They’ll give you a cup of mulled cider and let you know the tale of ways Ruth and Paul met. And you’ll listen approximately Helen’s breathtaking adventures throughout the moment international War!

Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. a different position to reside. a unique position to go to. and never simply at Christmas!

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Download e-book for iPad: The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales

By Guillermo Rosales

By no means prior to to be had in English, The midway House is a visit to the darkest corners of the human . Humiliations, dust, stench, and actual abuse include the asphyxiating surroundings of a midway condo for indigents in Miami the place, in a shaken psychological kingdom, the author William Figueras lives after his exile from Cuba. He claims to have long past loopy after the Cuban govt judged his first novel “morose, pornographic, and likewise irreverent, since it dealt harshly with the Communist Party,” and prohibited its booklet. by the point he arrives in Miami two decades later, he's a “toothless, thin, anxious man who needed to be admitted to a psychiatric ward that very day” rather than the ready-for-success exile his family members anticipated to welcome and obtain between them. positioned in a midway condo, with its trapped bestial population and abusive overseers, he enters a hell. Romance appears to be like within the kind of Frances, a mentally fragile girl and an angel, with whom he attempts to flee during this apocalyptic vintage of Cuban literature.

“Behind the barely 100 pages,” Canarias Diario said, “is the paintings of a tireless fabulist, a author who delights in language, extracting verbs and adjectives that are strong adequate to prevent the reader in his tracks.”

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Read e-book online The Rector’s Wife PDF

By Joanna Trollope

For 20 years Anna Bouverie, as a priest's spouse (9,000 kilos a yr and a redbrick rectory that gave the impression of a bus protect) had served God and the parish in a range of ways.  She had organised the deanery suppers, made brownies for the Brownies' Easter Cake Bake, added parish magazines, washed and ironed her husband's surplices (not altogether completely in response to pass over Dunstable), grown her personal greens and clothed herself and her childrens in left-over jumble-sale items.

When her husband didn't achieve promoting to archdeacon and retreated into remoted bitterness, and the bullying of her more youthful daughter on the neighborhood accomplished reached unendurable proportions, Anna all of sudden rebelled.  Taking a task within the neighborhood grocery store she earned cash, a feeling of her personal worthy, the stunned disapproval of the parish, and the icy fury of her husband.

As her loneliness and isolation elevated, she used to be saw with passionate curiosity by means of 3 major males, each one of whom was once to play a task within the part-tragic part-triumphant blossoming of Anna's lifestyles.

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Read e-book online Last Notes from Home (A Fan's Notes, Book 3) PDF

By Frederick Exley

"Of his generation's metafictioneers, Fred Exley has created the richest and such a lot American physique of labor .... final NOTES tells stories approximately corruption, confession, and the usually bad great thing about the bonds of love."
- VILLAGE VOICE

Frederick Exley, the splenetic and prodigiously self-destructive narrator and protagonist of A FAN'S NOTES and PAGES FROM a chilly ISLAND, is alive, if no longer precisely good. during this exhilarating, scalding new novel, Ex recounts his dying stay up for his older brother, his imprisonment via a nightmarish Irishman, and his sexual enthrallment to a stunning flight attendant whose lies are much more artistic than his personal. looking out compulsively for romance and unavoidably betraying it, lashing out on the kingdom within which he's without end an alien, Exley is still essentially the most riveting characters- and spell binding writers - in modern American fiction.

"[Exley] can weave a couple of likely unrelated incidents right into a unmarried, allusive narrative resulting in an unforeseen, often prickly epiphany. His books look like the loquacious meanderings of 1 of the extra literary and entertainingly cynical, if frequently terrifyingly frank, men one may possibly meet in a local bar.... They show themselves as structurally complicated, completely imagined, consummate works of art." -BOSTON GLOBE

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Read e-book online Una librería con magia (Éxitos literarios) PDF

By Thomas Montasser

Una pequeña librería, una tarea gigantesca, un libro misterioso. Para l. a. gente sin imaginación, una librería es un lugar donde se venden libros, y un librero, tan solo l. a. personality encargada de venderlos.
Eso es lo que piensa Valerie, una ambiciosa estudiante de económicas, cuando entra en los angeles librería un tanto anticuada de su tía, que ha desaparecido dejando solamente una nota en l. a. que nombra a l. a. joven responsable de su negocio.

Valerie se propone ordenar el caos reinante lo más rápidamente posible y liquidar las existencias. Sin embargo, está claro que ha subestimado el poder de los libros y l. a. magia de los angeles pequeña librería y de su samovar.

Tras pasar una tarde de lluvia atrapada entre las páginas de El castillo de Kafka, empieza a darse cuenta no solo del poder de los libros para expandir l. a. mente y reconfortar el alma, sino también de que su tía period una librera extraordinaria que sabía encontrar al lector perfecto para cada libro y localizar cada título en el aparente desorden de su tienda.

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