Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story by Max Beerbohm

By Max Beerbohm

Zuleika Dobson, complete name Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love tale, is a 1911 novel by way of Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate existence at Oxford. It was once his merely novel, yet used to be still very winning. This satire contains the recognized line "Death cancels all engagements" and offers a corrosive view of Edwardian Oxford.

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Blindness (Blindness, Book 1) by José Saramago

By José Saramago

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A urban is hit by way of a virus of "white blindness" that spares nobody. professionals confine the unaware of an empty psychological medical institution, yet there the felony point holds all people captive, stealing foodstuff rations and assaulting girls. there's one eyewitness to this nightmare who publications seven strangers—among them a boy with out mom, a woman with darkish glasses, a puppy of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession turns into as uncanny because the atmosphere are harrowing. an impressive parable of loss and disorientation and a bright evocation of the horrors of the 20 th century, Blindness has swept the analyzing public with its robust portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses-and man's eventually exhilarating spirit.

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The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead

By Christina Stead

The fellow Who enjoyed young children is a brutally sincere exam of family existence and kin. Sam and Henny Pollit have too much—too a lot contempt for each other, too many teenagers, an excessive amount of pressure below unending legal responsibility. Flush with ego and a chilling household energy, Sam torments his childrens, bending and manipulating their doubtless unlimited like to his overbearing virtue, whereas Henny appears to be like on desperately, all too conscious of the insanity at its root. a favourite novel of Jonathan Franzen and Randall Jarrell, between many others, the fellow Who enjoyed youngsters stands as Christina Stead's masterwork.

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A Friend of the Family by Lisa Jewell

By Lisa Jewell

Brothers Tony, Sean, and Ned had the suitable upbringing, yet now that they're grown up, genuine existence is beginning to get within the manner. Tony’s facing divorce and a weight problem.  Novelist Sean is up opposed to a significant case of writer’s block and a surprise declaration from his “perfect” new female friend. Their mom and dad have a brand new lodger, Gervase—why is Bernie, their mom, so prepared to provide this unsavory waif a home?  and what's the true explanation for child brother Ned’s shock go back from his travels in Australia?

A pal of the Family is a hilarious, dead-on-target tale from the bestselling writer of Thirtynothing and Ralph’s Party.

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The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum

By Robert Ludlum

Robert Ludlum's trademark talents of elaborate plotting, breakneck pacing, and high-wire drama are all on show within the gripping mystery Sigma Protocol. After his dual brother dies in a aircraft crash, Ben Hartman reluctantly takes his position within the funding company began by means of their father, a Holocaust survivor. yet then an previous university blood brother attempts to kill Ben on a crowded Zurich highway, surroundings off a sequence of occasions that finally leads Ben into the thick of a world conspiracy. in the back of it really is Sigma, a multinational cartel outfitted at the rubble of global warfare II via industrialists and financiers bent on exploiting wartime expertise and maintaining their wealth from the specter of communism.

Accompanied by way of a stunning American justice division agent, Ben eludes the assassins on his path and follows Sigma's tentacles throughout Europe, to Brazil, Washington and at last to a sanitarium referred to as the Clockworks within the Austrian Alps, the place the frightening schedule of a perverted new international order is printed. Ludlum, who died among the writing and publishing of this ebook, was once a grasp of the style he helped popularise, and The Sigma Protocol exhibits him on the height of his craft.

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Magestorm: The Reckoning by Chris Fornwalt

By Chris Fornwalt

The witch council is long past. The surviving participants of the defunct team are scattered, simply attempting to live on. in basic terms Dhane nonetheless has ideas of emerging up opposed to Elisabeth and her minions.

The evil witch nonetheless has matters in regards to the mage. so long as he's alive, she can't enable herself to chill. a last victory over him is required to safe her power.

In Magestorm: The Reckoning, Dhane will attempt to lead one ultimate attack opposed to his enemies and positioned an finish to their plans for domination. As in all wars, there'll be casualties. Who will live on? Will Dhane develop into like his father, as everybody has feared? discover within the interesting end to the Magestorm trilogy.

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The Believers: A Novel by Zoë Heller

By Zoë Heller

This can be a comedian, tragic, supremely wonderful novel approximately one family's struggles with the consolations of religion and the rigors of doubt. whilst Audrey makes a devastating discovery approximately her husband, ny radical attorney Joel Litvinoff, she is compelled to think again every thing she proposal she knew approximately their forty-year marriage. Joel's childrens will quickly need to come to phrases with this unsettling mystery themselves, yet for the period in-between, they try to deal with their very own dilemmas. Rosa, a disenchanted progressive, is grappling with a new-found attachment to Orthodox Judaism. Karla, an unhappily married social employee, is falling in love with an not likely suitor on the clinic the place she works. followed brother Lenny is again on medications back. during scuffling with their very own demons and every different, each family member is termed upon to determine what - if whatever - they nonetheless think in.

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How Huge the Night: A Novel by Heather Munn, Lydia Munn

By Heather Munn, Lydia Munn

Fifteen-year-old Julien Losier simply desires to slot in. yet after his kinfolk strikes to a small village in vital France in hopes of outrunning the Nazis, he's without notice confronted with larger demanding situations than the taunting of neighborhood adolescents.

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High Stakes by Dick Francis

By Dick Francis

With a tumbler of champagne in a single hand and binoculars within the different, the area of racing could appear a really snug and civilized pastime. particularly while your horse has simply sprinted previous the successful put up. however the excitement of an afternoon at Sandown is spoiled for Steven Scott whilst he sacks the teacher of his horses, a guy he as soon as considered a pal. For even supposing at the floor Jody Leeds is a vivid younger workaholic, Scott suspects he's a criminal. Racing can have its rewards yet, as Scott unearths out to his personal expense, no longer them all are innocent...or felony.

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The Shark Mutiny (Admiral Arnold Morgan, Book 5) by Patrick Robinson

By Patrick Robinson

An oil tanker mysteriously explodes within the Persian Gulf. Then a moment . . . and a 3rd. To the President's nationwide safeguard Adviser Admiral Arnold Morgan it's greater than a sad coincidence--it is a brazen act of aggression that mustn't ever stand. In partnership with Iran, the chinese language military has mined the Strait of Hormuz, desiring to carry the world's oil provide hostage. Now 80 percentage of America's lively sea energy is being mobilized--including U.S.S. Shark, an getting older nuclear submarine on its ultimate journey of duty--to dismantle a dangerous alliance among robust enemies. yet whatever is going extraordinarily improper in the course of a daring retaliatory SEAL attack on China's Indian Ocean energy plants--a catastrophe that spawns loss of life, disbelief, rage . . . and uprising. And with a risky international on the point of catastrophic clash, the commanders of a nuclear boat within the twilight of glory needs to confront a nightmare as devastating because it is unthinkable: mutiny!

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