Black Arrow (Sugawara Akitada, Book 3) by I. J. Parker

By I. J. Parker

In I. J. Parker's most up-to-date secret set in historic Japan, a chilly and opposed land pits Akitada opposed to his deadliest foe yet

I. J. Parker's engrossing historic novels carry eleventh-century Japan to lifestyles in all its colourful, treacherous glory. As Black Arrow opens, Sugawara Akitada assumes his new submit as provisional governor of Echigo, a frigid province within the a long way north infamous for its hostility to outsiders. however the snow that threatens to totally isolate the area is the least of his problems-which contain a neighborhood rebellion, a chain of brutal murders, and a secret that's as outdated because the frozen hills and much more risky. fantastically written and wealthy in interval element, Black Arrow is one other bravura functionality from a grasp of the historic mystery.

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A Doubter's Almanac: A Novel by Ethan Canin

By Ethan Canin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this spell binding novel, Ethan Canin, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the character of genius, contention, ambition, and love between a number of generations of a talented family.

Milo Andret is born with an strange brain. A lonely baby becoming up within the woods of northern Michigan within the Fifties, he supplies little proposal to his personal expertise. yet together with his recognition at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the level, and the dangers, of his singular presents. California within the seventies is a seduction, beginning Milo’s eyes to the attract of either ambition and indulgence. The examine he starts off there'll make him a legend; the girl he meets there—and the rival he meets along her—will hang-out him for the remainder of his existence. For Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dismal desire that quickly grows to threaten his paintings, his kinfolk, even his existence.

Spanning seven many years because it strikes from California to Princeton to the Midwest to manhattan, A Doubter’s Almanac tells the tale of a relations because it explores the way in which ambition lives along destructiveness, obsession along torment, love along grief. it's a tale of ways the flame of genius either lighting and scorches each iteration it touches. Graced by way of beautiful prose and superb storytelling, A Doubter’s Almanac is a shocking, suspenseful, and deeply relocating novel, a massive paintings through a author who has been hailed as “the so much mature and finished novelist of his generation.”

Praise for A Doubter’s Almanac

“[Canin] is on the best of his shape, fluent, immersive, convinced. it's possible you'll now not recognize the place he’s taking you, however the characters are so brilliant, Hans’s voice rendered so accurately, that it’s most unlikely to not belief within the tale. . . . the fragile networks of emotion and connection that make up a family members are illuminated, as though via magic, through his prose.”Slate

“Alternately explosive and deeply interior.”New York (“Eight Books you must Read”)

“A blazingly clever novel.”—Los Angeles Times

“Math made attractive . . . Canin writes with such luxuriant good looks and gentle sympathy that even sufferers of Algebra II will persist with his calculations of the guts with rapt comprehension.”The Washington Post

“A masterful author at his transcendent best.”—BBC

“Elegant and devastating . . . A Doubter’s Almanac is exquisitely crafted. Canin takes us readers deep into the unusual global of his afflicted characters with no ever making us conscious of the hassle concerned. . . . a wierd and fully appealing novel.”—NPR’s Fresh Air

“There is a shimmering loveliness to Canin’s glimpses of upper arithmetic. . . . A Doubter’s Almanac is a unique whose fulfillment is totally equivalent to the . . . tragedy it portrays. Ethan Canin knows either the attract of serious highbrow accomplishment and the cost it exacts from those that pursue it. in contrast to his protagonist, his personal prodigious attempt has produced a piece of beautiful and enduring beauty.”Bookreporter
“Ethan Canin writes approximately arithmetic as brilliantly as T. S. Eliot writes approximately poetry. With this amazing novel, Ethan Canin now takes his position at the excessive twine with the easiest writers of his time.”[b]—Pat Conroy
“A publication that increases the bar for novelists.”[b]—Literary Hub

“Staggeringly bold . . . a narrative of majestic sweep.”—Paste

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Prize of My Heart by Lisa Norato

By Lisa Norato

Wealthy in ancient element, this can be a Romance that Delivers!An unsolved secret separates ex-privateersman Captain Brogan Talvis from his misplaced son--his merely residing relation, his basically kinfolk. almost immediately sooner than her tragic loss of life, his spouse deserted their youngster to strangers, refusing to bare the child's whereabouts. Now, 3 years later, Brogan has came across the boy on the domestic of a shipbuilder's daughter, Lorena Huntley.Lorena guards a dismal mystery approximately her younger cost. She unearths herself falling for the heroic captain who has come to say his newly equipped send, unaware his rationale for wooing her is to befriend the boy he plans on reclaiming as his own--until the day another's evil deceit leaves her helplessly shipbound, heading towards England.As the fitting chance to reclaim his son unfolds, Brogan is haunted via strategies of Lorena in her dire condition, and he's pressured to make a heartrending selection among his baby and the lady who has started to seize his center. yet in basic terms his unselfish sacrifice can win him the best prize of all--love.

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The Templar Concordat by Terrence O'Brien

By Terrence O'Brien

While in point of fact your maximum chance, and the enemy understands the reality, issues can merely pass downhill whilst the enemy eventually will get the evidence. And that's the facts the Hashashin get after they scouse borrow what the Vatican doesn't even understand it has. Now the infallible decrees of 2 12th Century popes and 3 kings, stolen by way of the Hashashin, threaten to catapult the bigotry, bias, and non secular blood baths of the 3rd campaign directly into the Twenty-First Century. whilst Templars Sean Callahan and Marie Curtis are drawn into the mess, they face an historic enemy that has already approximately gained the conflict, a newly elected Mexican pope being undermined by means of entrenched Vatican powers, international classification students who will promote their status to the top bidder, and terrorists lingering over lattes in sidewalk cafes. relocating from Rome to London, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, Callahan and Curtis are desirous to locate a way to stem the luck the Hashashin are having enlisting nearly all of average Muslims of their Jihad. Out manuevered at every one step via the Hashashin, just a final ditch roll of the cube has any likelihood of good fortune. yet it's the one likelihood they've got.

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Sharpe's Enemy (Sharpe, Book 16) by Bernard Cornwell

By Bernard Cornwell

Significant Sharpe, within the sour iciness, needs to test a determined rescue and face his so much implacable enemy.

Newly promoted, he's given the duty of rescuing a gaggle of well-born girls, held hostage excessive within the mountains by way of a rabble of deserters. And one of many renegades is Sergeant Hakeswill, Sharpe's sour enemy.

Sharpe has simply the aid of his personal corporation and the hot Rocket Troop -- the final word in army incompetence -- yet he can't have the funds for to consider defeat. For to give up or to fail could suggest the top of the warfare for the Allied armies...

Soldier, hero, rogue -- Sharpe is the guy you usually wish in your part. Born in poverty, he joined the military to flee detention center and climbed the ranks by means of sheer brutal braveness. He is aware no different relatives than the regiment of the ninety fifth Rifles whose eco-friendly jacket he proudly wears.

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Wake Unto Me   by Lisa Cach

By Lisa Cach

Caitlyn Monahan understands she belongs somewhere else. it really is what her useless mother's observe suggested, and it is what her ordinary nightmares allude to.

Desperate to flee those terrifying dreams--and her small town--she accepts a place at a boarding school in France. purely, whilst she arrives, her nightmares get worse.

But then there are her amazing dreams, so bright and so genuine, with visits from an alluring, mysterious, and lovely Italian boy from the 1500s. Caitlyn is familiar with they're soul friends, but how can she be in love with a person who exists only in her dreams?

Then, as her truth and dream world collide, Caitlyn searches for the true reason why she used to be dropped at this faculty. And what she discovers will swap her existence eternally.

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David McCullough American Presidents: E-Book Box Set by David McCullough

By David McCullough

This publication field set gains David McCullough’s award-winning biographies of yankee Presidents, including:

· John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the autonomous, irascible Yankee patriot, one among our nation’s founders and most crucial figures, who turned our moment president.**

· Mornings on Horseback: the intense nationwide publication Award-winning biography of younger Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly baby to a energetic, excessive guy poised to turn into a countrywide hero after which president.

· Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the advanced and brave guy who rose from modest origins to make momentous judgements as president, from losing the atomic bomb to going to warfare in Korea.

· specified Bonus: The process Human occasions: during this Jefferson Lecture within the Humanities, David McCullough attracts on his own event as a historian to recognize the an important significance of writing in history’s enduring influence and effect, and he affirms the importance of background in educating us approximately human nature during the a while.

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October 1970 by Wayne Grady, Louis Hamelin

By Wayne Grady, Louis Hamelin

October 1970. kidnappings. One lifeless. A challenge in contrast to something the rustic had ever obvious — here's the tale in the back of heritage . . .

Thirty years after the October problem, Sam Nihilo, a contract author whose profession is in a stoop, is interested in the conspiracy theories that experience proliferated within the wake of the occasions. whereas investigating the demise of 1 of the FLQ hostages, Nihilo sees his lifestyles fed on through an inquiry that leads him additional right into a flurry of evidence, either identified and newly chanced on. quickly, mystery brokers, corrupt cops, politicians, and previous terrorists of front de Libération du Québec shape a mysterious constellation round him, and on the centre lies a sophisticated and unsafe truth.

In the culture of Don DeLillo’s Libra, October 1970 is an exciting fictional account of the occasions that formed essentially the most unstable moments in contemporary background.

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The Red and Savage Tongue (The Dominic Chronicles, Book 1) by F. J. Atkinson

By F. J. Atkinson

Rome's defense were withdrawn.
Britain's underbelly was once uncovered.

The darkish a while had begun...

Rome had deserted Britannia, leaving its humans undefended. Anglo Saxon warriors, formerly hired as mercenaries, now observed themselves as conquerors.

The scene used to be set, as extra battle bands crossed the North Sea to take British gold, slaves, and land.

One Briton, on my own within the woodland, in need of simply to stay as a hunter and trapper, used to be approximately to have his lifestyles replaced eternally. Dominic could turn into the wish of deserted Britons.

Dominic the wolf slayer might turn into the nemesis of any evil that entered his wooded area realm.

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La casa de los amores imposibles by Cristina López Barrio

By Cristina López Barrio

Una saga universal mágica y fascinante, llena de pasión, odio, venganza, amor y tragedia.
 
Clara Laguna es una hermosa joven de un pueblo español de finales del siglo XIX. Cuando se enamora de un hombre rico, su madre, una hechicera tuerta, le previene de l. a. maldición de las Laguna: están condenadas a sufrir el desamor y a engendrar niñas que también sufrirán mal de amores. Así, el hombre l. a. abandona tras dejarla embarazada y Clara, ciega de rabia, abre un burdel en los angeles casona roja, en las afueras del pueblo. Allí da a luz a Manuela, una niña fea y marchita. Mientras Clara se convierte en los angeles prostituta más solicitada de los angeles zona, Manuela se cría con Bernarda, los angeles cocinera barbuda. Con el paso de los años, el odio hacia su madre y los angeles firme convicción de que sólo acabará con los angeles maldición si limpia de vicio el nombre mancillado de las Laguna harán que Manuela se vuelva una mujer marcada por el fanatismo. Tras los angeles muerte de Clara, Manuela viaja a Galicia una temporada y regresa a los angeles casona roja con una nueva Laguna en sus entrañas. los angeles recién nacida, Olvido, se convierte en una niña más bella que los angeles abuela y, por mucho que Manuela l. a. tenga encerrada en los angeles casona, no puede evitar que Esteban, el hijo del maestro, se quede prendado de ella.
 
Con unas protagonistas inolvidables, fuertes, complejas, imperfectas, apasionadas, contradictorias y diferentes, y un elenco de personajes secundarios que podrían protagonizar sus propias novelas, La casa de los amores imposibles es una obra para disfrutar con los cinco sentidos. Una novela de conmovedor realismo mágico donde l. a. escritura derrocha imaginación y poesía en cada frase.

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