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By Fern Michaels

An injured ex-athlete discovers that giving up at the online game of lifestyles isn't really an option...

As some distance as former NFL megastar Jake Masters is anxious, desires are dicy propositions. Years in the past he got here achingly as regards to reaching his ambition of taking part in within the large Bowl--before a spinal damage ended his profession. restricted to a wheelchair, unwilling to take an opportunity on one other dicy surgical procedure which can repair his mobility, Jake now remains cocooned at the back of the implementing gates of his lavish home.

But his dual sister, Beth, has no goal of letting him languish there perpetually. After years of flitting from one failed enterprise inspiration to a different, all fueled by means of Jake's generosity, she now owns a hugely profitable matchmaking carrier. And she's gifting the company to Jake--whether he likes it or not--while she follows her desires of creating it as a singer in Nashville.

Though Jake had lots of ladies falling all over the place him on the top of his luck, he is aware not anything approximately matchmaking. he is prepared to aim for his sister's sake, and it truly is quickly transparent that he wishes an assistant. input Gracie candy, whose slim body belies a take-no-charge durability that may positioned any linebacker to disgrace. Grace starts off by way of revamping the company and shortly she's overhauling Jake's complete life--and to his large shock, Jake's having fun with it. but if their consumers turn into sufferers of robbery, Gracie and Jake needs to reconcile their very various outlooks if they're to have any likelihood of saving the business...and if Jake is to make one other play for the lifestyles he suggestion he lost...

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By Kristin Hannah

Mesmerizing from the 1st web page to the final, Winter backyard is one woman’s sweeping, heartbreaking tale of affection, loss, and redemption. right now an epic love tale set in international battle II Russia and an intimate portrait of latest moms and daughters poised on the crossroads in their lives, it explores the heartbreak of conflict, the price of survival and the last word triumph of the human spirit. it's a novel that might hang-out the reader lengthy after the final web page is turned.

1941. Leningrad, a as soon as magical urban besieged by means of warfare, bring to an end from relief, buried in snow. A urban packed with ladies wanting to keep their teenagers and themselves…

2000. Loss and outdated age have taken a negative toll on Anya Whitson. finally, she's going to achieve out to her estranged daughters. In a halting, doubtful voice, she starts to weave a fantasy a few appealing Russian lady who lived in Leningrad an entire life ago…

Nina and Meredith sit down spellbound at their mother’s bedside, hearing a narrative that spans greater than sixty years and strikes from the terrors of war-torn Leningrad less than siege to modern day Alaska.

In a quest to discover the reality in the back of the tale, Nina and Meredith find a mystery so stunning, so most unlikely to think, it shakes the root in their kinfolk and adjustments who they think they are.

“Another strong tale of family members love, and robust women…a attention-grabbing tale that weaves fairy stories into fact, fairy stories that don’t consistently have the anticipated endings.”―The Herald-News

“…a gripping learn. Hannah’s viewers will locate lots to debate during this spell binding entry.”―Booklist

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By Zeenat Mahal

“…I’ll pay you a per 30 days wage to act and seem for all sensible reasons as my wife…If you compromise, the wedding vows may be taken at the mobilephone on Saturday, considering the fact that i've got an hour unfastened within the morning.”

Circumstances have compelled the younger divorcée, Shahira, to simply accept Hussain’s strange proposition. As in line with their agreement, she’ll have his identify, should be paid to appear after his in poor health mom and motherless daughter and may be left good on my own by means of him. Perfect!

Until her new husband comes to a decision to prevent taking part in through the rules…

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Download E-books The Reeducation of Cherry Truong: A Novel PDF

By Aimee Phan

"The Reeducation of Cherry Truong transcends ethnicity and tradition and dives headlong into the plight of being human….Aimee Phan's prose is fantastically problematic but robust in what it unearths and exposes."---Jennie Shortridge, writer of Eating Heaven

Cherry Truong's mom and dad have exiled her wayward older brother from their Southern California domestic, sending him to Vietnam to reside with far-off family. made up our minds to deliver him again, twenty-one-year-old Cherry travels to her family's local state and unearths herself on a trip to discover decades-old secrets---hidden loves, determined offerings, and lives ripped aside by way of the march of warfare and the currents of history.
The Reeducation of Cherry Truong is the sweeping tale of 2 lively and unforgettable families---the Truongs and the Vos---and their craving for reconciliation, redemption, and a spot to name home.

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By Kody Keplinger

Whitley Johnson's dream summer time together with her divorcé dad has became a nightmare. She's simply met his new fiancée and her teenagers. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from commencement evening. simply freakin' great.

Worse, she absolutely does not slot in along with her dad's excellent new country-club relations. So Whitley acts out. She events. challenging. So tough she does not even observe the great things correct below her nostril: a candy little destiny stepsister who's on the subject of the single individual she's ever cherished, a ally (even even though Whitley swears she does not "do" friends), and a smoking-hot man who isn't really her least, now not but. it is going to take all 3 of them to assist Whitley get via her anger and start to place the items of her kinfolk jointly.

Filled with authenticity and uncooked emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's such a lot compelling personality thus far: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque woman you'll totally care about.

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Download E-books Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays PDF

By Chinua Achebe

Probably the most provocative and unique voices in modern literature, Chinua Achebe right here considers where of literature and paintings in our society in a suite of essays spanning his top writing and lectures from the final twenty-three years. For Achebe, overcoming is going hand in hand with removing the damaging results of racism and injustice in Western society. He finds the impediments that also stand within the approach of open, equivalent discussion among Africans and Europeans, among blacks and whites, but additionally instills us with desire that they're going to quickly be conquer.

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Download E-books The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary PDF

By Caspar Henderson

From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s booklet of Imaginary Beings, we’ve lengthy been enchanted via striking animals, be they terrifying three-headed canine or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s music. yet bestiaries are greater than simply zany zoology—they are crafty makes an attempt to express broader ideals approximately humans and the typical order. this present day, we now not worry sea monsters or banshees. yet from the notorious honey badger to the large squid, animals proceed to captivate us with the issues they could do and the issues they can not, what we all know approximately them and what we don’t.

With The e-book of slightly Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson bargains readers a desirable, superbly produced modern day menagerie. yet while medieval bestiaries have been frequently in accordance with folklore and fantasy, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, a great deal with us, albeit occasionally in depleted numbers. The publication of slightly Imagined Beings transports readers to a global of actual creatures that appear as though they need to be made up—that are someway extra marvelous than whatever we'd have imagined. The yeti crab, for instance, makes use of its hairy claws to farm the micro organism on which it feeds. The waterbear, in the meantime, is between nature’s “extreme survivors,” capable of face up to every week unprotected in outer house. those and different unusual and impressive species invite readers to mirror on what we value—or fail to value—and what we'd change.

A robust mix of wit, state of the art usual heritage, and philosophical meditation, The booklet of slightly Imagined Beings is an infectious and encouraging party of the sheer ingenuity and diversity of existence in a time of problem and alter.

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Download E-books The You I Never Knew PDF

By Susan Wiggs

Michelle notion she misplaced every thing at seventeen. Her father, a Hollywood legend, had ultimately summoned her to his Montana ranch. but if he realized of her affair with Sam, a employed hand, he had Sam fired and destroyed his kin. Michelle, pregnant, fled to Seattle.

There, she is winning and safe--safe from love, secure from harm. yet her son is misplaced to her, a afflicted teenager at the verge of self-destruction, a boy who blames her for the absence of his father and grandfather. after which her father calls to inform her he's demise. He has just one likelihood to live--if she is going to donate a kidney to save lots of him. So she is going, resolved to avoid wasting her father, terrified to stand Sam, yet pushed by way of desperation to save lots of her son. to do this, she needs to face all of the secrets and techniques of the previous and give you the option to heal the scars and love again.

Wiggs's delicate portrayal of folks and enthusiasts attempting to bond regardless of a less-than-perfect previous exemplifies the richness and realism this subject matter can lend a love story."
--- Publishers Weekly

"Realistic, beautiful protagonists, secondary characters who're even more than caricatures, and a plot compelling in its simplicity are pluses for this well-written, engrossing novel, which could shock yet now not disappoint Wiggs's ancient fans."
--- Library magazine

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Download E-books New Irish Short Stories PDF

Edited through Joseph O'Connor (author of Star of the Sea and Ghost Light) New Irish brief tales is a gorgeous assortment from a desirable number of writers, either new and tested. that includes, between many others, William Trevor and Roddy Doyle, Rebecca Miller and Richard Ford, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Colm Toibin, it indicates the fast tale to be a colourful, thriving shape and one who may still remain celebrated and encouraged.

This assortment follows the 2 acclaimed versions David Marcus edited for Faber in 2004-5 and 2006-7.

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By Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) used to be a Scottish writer. he's such a lot famous for his tales concerning the detective Sherlock Holmes, that are often thought of a big innovation within the box of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was once a prolific author whose different works contain technology fiction tales, old novels, performs and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. His first major paintings used to be A learn in Scarlet, which seemed in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the 1st visual appeal of Sherlock Holmes, who used to be partly modelled after his former collage professor, Joseph Bell. different works comprise The company of Girdlestone (1890), The Captain of the Polestar (1890), The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892), past the town (1892), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896), the nice Boer struggle (1900), the fairway Flag (1900), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and The misplaced international (1912).

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