Download E-books Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate) PDF

By Gail Carriger

Alexia Maccon, the girl Woolsey, awakens within the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to discover her husband, who might be decently asleep like every common werewolf, yelling on the most sensible of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to house a regiment of supernatural squaddies encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an offended Queen Victoria.

But Alexia is armed along with her trusty parasol, the most recent models, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even if her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of grotesque waistcoats, she is ready: upending werewolf pack dynamics as in simple terms the soulless can. She may well even locate time to trace down her wayward husband, if she sounds like it.

CHANGELESS is the second one booklet of the Parasol Protectorate sequence: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, jam-packed with werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
The Parasol Protectorate

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Download E-books The Hustler PDF

By Walter Tevis

When it used to be first released in 1959, The Hustler used to be the first—and the best—novel written approximately billiards within the 400-year heritage of the sport. The e-book quick received a revered readership and later an viewers for the motion picture with a similar identify starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason. The Hustler is set the victories and losses of 1 "Fast" Eddie Felson, a poolroom hustler who travels from city to city conning strangers into considering they can beat him on the online game whilst in truth, he's a skillful participant who hasn't ever misplaced a video game. until eventually he meets his fit in Minnesota fat, the real king of the poolroom, inflicting his lifestyles to alter significantly. this can be a vintage story of a man's fight together with his soul and his vanity. "If Hemingway had the fervour for pool that he had for bullfighting, his hero could have been Eddie Felson."—Time "A great hymn to the final actual period while males of substance performed pool with a vengeance."—Time Out

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Download E-books The Wall of Winnipeg and Me PDF

By Mariana Zapata

Vanessa Mazur is familiar with she's doing the fitting factor. She is not going to suppose undesirable for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the pinnacle protective result in the nationwide soccer association used to be regularly alleged to be transitority. She has plans and none of them contain washing extra-large lingerie longer than necessary.

But while Aiden Graves exhibits up at her door short of her back, she's past stunned.

For years, the guy referred to as The Wall of Winnipeg could not locate it in him to inform her stable morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? he is inquiring for the unthinkable.

What do you assert to the guy who's used to getting every little thing he wishes?

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Download E-books Cargo of Orchids PDF

By Susan Musgrave

Acclaimed author Susan Musgrave's first novel in over ten years is an excellent mixture of poignant humanity and black humour within the gripping tale of a lady dwelling on demise Row for the incredible crime of killing her personal child.

To cross the time ultimate to her, whereas awaiting the result of her final appeals, the narrator writes the tale of the occasions that ended in her incarceration. Her paintings as a translator attracts her into an underworld of family-controlled drug cartels working out of South the US, and she or he falls in love with a son in a single such kinfolk. Pregnant, she is abducted to an island off the coast of Colombia and slowly tricked right into a dependence on cocaine. Her narrative - violent and peculiar, but additionally riveting, erotic and full of the heady flamboyance of orchids - runs parallel to her account of lifestyles in "Death Clinic," as dying Row is termed on the Heaven Valley Facility for ladies. it's a relocating tale of friendship among 3 girl inmates - portrayed with devastating wit - who proportion simply the truth that they each one have a date with the executioner.

Cargo of Orchids swings via comedy and tragedy to shed a steady, eerie gentle at the questions of guilt and innocence and ethical ambiguity that lie at its center.

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Download E-books The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form PDF

By Cormac McCarthy

A startling come upon on a brand new York subway platform leads strangers to a run-down tenement the place a lifestyles or dying determination needs to be made.

In that small residence, “Black” and “White,” because the males are recognized, start a talk that leads every one again via his personal heritage, mining the origins of 2 essentially opposing international perspectives. White is a professor whose doubtless enviable lifestyles of relative ease has left him still in depression. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the extra hopeful of the men–though he's simply as eager to persuade White of the ability of religion as White is desirous to deny it.

Their goal is not any below this: to find the that means of life.

Deft, spare, and entire of crafty pressure, The sundown Limited is a fantastically crafted, continuously thought-provoking, and deceptively intimate paintings through probably the most insightful writers of our time.

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Download E-books Madam President: A Novel PDF

With Madam President, present cohost of The View and previous White apartment Communications Director Nicolle Wallace returns with an electrifying portrait of 3 strong girls on an afternoon that may switch the rustic forever.

Charlotte Kramer, the forty-fifth President of the U.S., has performed the exceptional in permitting a community information group to record an afternoon in her life—and that of her such a lot senior employees. yet whereas twenty information cameras are embedded with the president, the unthinkable occurs: 5 significant assaults are leveled on US soil. Her secretary of security, Melanie, and her press secretary, Dale, needs to immediately bounce to motion in aiding the president and reassuring the rustic that the security they treasure is in able hands.

But secrets and techniques have continually thrived in President Kramer’s White apartment. With all eyes on them and America’s balance at the line, all 3 ladies are hiding own secrets and techniques which could rock the West Wing to its very foundations…and swap the lives of the folk they love most.

With an insider’s sharp eye and her trademark profitable prose, Nicolle Wallace grants a well timed novel of household and political intrigue that's very unlikely to place down.

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Download E-books Sick Notes PDF

By Gwendoline Riley

Publish yr note: First released in 2005

Returning to Manchester, her damaged domestic, Esther strikes again to the flat she used to proportion together with her ally Donna. Surrounded by means of empty gin bottles, along with her previous lifestyles appropriately taped up in stacked cardboard containers, she proceeds to show her again on a 'real world' that turns out meaningless and absurd. in its place she lives in her personal head. Then she meets Newton, a care-worn American wanderer with a drinker's face and an angel's smile. Newton adjustments every little thing. yet for a way lengthy?

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Download E-books Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind (Carter Novel, A) PDF

By Brent Crawford

After an eventful freshman 12 months and a disastrous summer season, fifteen-year-old Will Carter returns to Merrian excessive none the wiser. The yr begins beautiful more often than not. he is again at the soccer box (the bench quarter of the field). He and his boys begin a struggle membership to protect themselves opposed to frightening Terry Moss, who's out of juvie and looking Carter. And he is going to homecoming back with Amber Lee. the excellent news: she's fairly into him this yr. The undesirable information: she's every kind of pregnant (not along with his child, yet that most likely is going with no saying).

When his on-again/off-again female friend, Abby, is permitted to the hot York Drama college, Carter's global is thrown upside-down. She wishes him to use to the college, too. He is familiar with it might be extraordinary, and he is beautiful yes Abby could permit him see her bare in ny. yet what approximately his boys? And together with his sister headed to school, can his mom and dad continue to exist with no him? Plus, the appliance is really long.

It will take loads of soul-searching (and in-school suspensions) for Carter to make his determination. meanwhile, there are many periods to be overdue to, events to prevent, and law enforcement officials to run from.

The laughs and solid occasions proceed in Carter's Unfocused, One-Track Mind, the 3rd booklet within the Carter series.

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Download E-books The Dirty South PDF

By Alex Wheatle

“One of the main intriguing writers of the black city experience.”—The Times (London)

The suggest streets of south London provide little wish for younger black men. promoting medicinal drugs, nonetheless, bargains quickly cash and recognize. Dennis Huggins unearths himself drawn into the spiral during this strong portrayal of gang life.

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Download E-books Four-Legged Girl: Poems PDF

By Diane Seuss

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

"Diane Seuss writes with the depth of a soothsayer." ―Laura Kasischke

For, having imagined your physique a technique i discovered it to be differently, it was once yielding,
but in simple terms because the Destroying Angel mushroom yields, its softness allied
with its poison, and your legs weren't petals or tendrils as i might believed,
but brazen, the deviant tentacles underneath the underskirt of a mystery queen
―from "Oh four-legged woman, it really is both you or the ossuary"

In Diane Seuss's Four-Legged Girl, her audacious, hothouse language swerves into ache and rapture, as she recounts a lifestyles lived on the edges of containment. Ghostly, attractive, and plaintive, those poems pass to the song of a bounce rope, fill a wishing good with wish and different trinkets, they usually bear in mind prior lush lives in ny urban, in rural Michigan, and in love. within the ultimate poem, she sings of the four-legged woman, the physique made unusual to itself and to others. This assortment establishes Seuss's poetic voice, as wealthy and emotional as any in modern poetry.

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