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A Weekend with Claude by Beryl Bainbridge (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.8MB Overview: An old snapshot shows a group of friends lounging in the sunshine, on a weekend in the country at the invitation of bearded, satyric Claude and his wife Julia. The girl in the centre is dreamy Lily, whose latest failed love affair forms the purpose of the weekend, as Lily's friends set out to help her ensnare an unwitting father for her unborn child....

Judas by Amos Oz (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader | 1.87 MB | Version: Retail Overview: Amos Oz's first major novel in a decade - since A Tale of Love and Darkness, which sold over 100,000 copies Shmuel, a young, idealistic student, is drawn to a mysterious handwritten note on a campus noticeboard. This takes him to a strange house, where an elderly invalid man requires a paid companion, to argue with and read to him....

Silence by Shusaku Endo (.ePUB) (.MOBI)+

Requirements: ePUB or MOBI Reader, 2.30 mb Overview: An idealistic Portuguese Jesuit priest sets sail for Japan on a determined mission to help the brutally oppressed Japanese Christians and to discover the truth behind unthinkable rumours that his famous teacher has renounced his catholic faith. Once faced with the realities of religious persecution he himself is forced to make an impossible...

Kipling Poems by Rudyard Kipling (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.9 mb Overview: In addition to writing more than two dozen works of fiction, including Kim and The Jungle Book, Kipling was a prolific poet, composing verse in every classical form from the epigram to the ode. Kipling’s most distinctive gift was for ballads and narrative poems in which he drew vivid characters in universal situations, articulating profound truths...

The Maladjusted by Derek Hayes (.ePUB)(.MOBI)

Requirements: Epub reader/Mobi reader, 1.25 Mb Overview: Hayes' characters are on the social fringe, such as the mentally challenged narrator of the title story who finds his way through urban life with the aid of his seventy-year-old neighbour and the possibilities inherent in a game of chess. Some obsess privately, such as the protagonist in "The Runner" who becomes neurotically repulsed by the...

Dependent: A Novel by Brenda Corey Dunne (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 313 KB Overview: When forty-five year old Ellen Michaels looses her husband to a tragic military accident, she is left in a world of grey. For twenty-five years her life has been dictated by the ubiquitous They—the military establishment that has stolen her hopes, dreams, and innocence and now in mere months will take away her home. She is left with nothing to hold on...

My Brother & His Brother by Håkan (Hakan) Lindquist (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB reader, 447 kB Overview: "My Brother and His Brother" is a novel about two brothers. The story is told by one of them, Jonas, an 18-year old boy. Throughout his teenage years he has been trying to get an image of Paul, the brother he never met, a brother who died at the age of 16, the year before Jonas himself was born. The story is told like a crime story, with loose...

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB reader, 361kb Overview: At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who...

Allegra's Shadow by Dana Sanders Hill (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1 MB Overview: When Mariah St. Cloud becomes a full-fledged member of the walking wounded, she shuts down. She’s learned that men are born heartbreakers, so the biology professor makes work her lover instead. It’s dependable and won’t leave the toilet seat up. But the untimely death of her beautiful, estranged sister Allegra kicks Mariah’s...

Lotus by Lijia Zhang (.ePUB)

Requirements: .epub Reader, | 9.4Mb | Version: Retail Overview: Inspired by the secret life of the author's grandmother, Lotus follows a young woman as she defies her fate and escapes to the city and all it holds for her—be it love, danger, or destiny. Surviving by her wits alone, Lotus charges headlong into the neon lights of Shenzhen, determined to pull herself out of the gutter and decide her...

3 Novels by Ayşe (Ayse) Kulin (.ePUB)+

3 Novels by Ayşe (Ayse) Kulin Requirements: .ePUB .AZW3 Reader | 2 MB / 628 kb Overview: Ayşe Kulin is a Turkish contemporary novelist and columnist. Kulin graduated in literature from the American College for Girls in Arnavutköy. She released a collection of short stories titled Güneşe Dön Yüzünü in 1984. A short story from this called Gülizar was made into a film titled Kırık Bebek in 1986,...

Dover Beach by Leslie Thomas (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.3MB Overview: Summer 1940. The evacuation of Dunkirk proves that the British can rise to a challenge, even against seemingly insurmountable odds. But now the soldiers walk the streets of Dover, even wandering through Woolworths store, and take weary turns on the town's skating rink. Life, despite the threat of invasion and the reality of bombing, must...

Ink- The River of Sorrow by Kartikeya Chauhan et al (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader 117 KB Overview: Ever wonder what it is like to have the quill of your imagination dipped in the river full of sorrows and painted the worldly blank canvas? This heart wrenching poetic anthology will have a tectonic shifts in your inner self. Poetry collection of 2 men, trying to organize this chaotic life by their painting; painting full of love and sorrows and their...

Journeyman by Marc Bojanowski (.ePUB)

Requirements: .epub Reader, | 1.3Mb | Version: Retail Overview: From the author of The Dogfighter, hailed by Geoff Dyer as “the most exciting debut… by an American writer since Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides, comes Journeyman, a tightly wound novel about dwelling, building, belonging, love, and the value of a place to call home. Nolan Jackson is a journeyman carpenter by trade and a...

The Insurrectionist by Herb Karl (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.8MB Overview: The Insurrectionist is a captivating historical novel that follows the militant abolitionist John Brown from his involvement in Bleeding Kansas to the invasion of Harpers Ferry and the dramatic conclusion of his subsequent trial. Herb Karl carefully blends historical detail with dramatic personal descriptions to reveal critical episodes in Brown's life,...

A Question of Duty by Martin McDowell (.ePUB)

Requirements: EPUB Reader | 650 KB Overview: A story set in the time of Nelson's Navy. England rules the waves, but the French Navy yet remains a potent threat, especially their own powerful frigates. Also, another threat is creeping Northward; slaver/pirates in fast galleys from the North African coast, raiding North to capture for slavery the highly valuable women and children of Northern...

Coming Home by Annabel Kantaria (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.8MB Overview: Evie has been away from home long enough to bury the pain that shaped her childhood. Now, with the sudden death of her father, she must return. Back to the same house. Back to the memories. Back to her mother. At first, coming home feels unexpectedly comforting. But, as she goes through her father's files, Evie uncovers a secret that opens old wounds...

The Night Before Christmas by Nikolai Gogol (.ePUB)

Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 5.3MB Overview: It is the night before Christmas and devilry is afoot. The devil steals the moon and hides it in his pocket. He is thus free to run amok and inflicts all sorts of wicked mischief upon the village of Dikanka by unleashing a snowstorm. But the one he d really like to torment is the town blacksmith, Vakula, who creates paintings of the devil being...

Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby (.ePUB)+

Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: This book is the winner of the inaugural Booker Prize in 1969. It was 1956 and he was in Port Said. About these two facts Townrow was reasonably certain. He had been summoned there, to Egypt, by the widow of his deceased friend, Elie Khoury. Having been found dead in the street, she is convinced he was murdered, but nobody seems to agree...

Love & Treasure by Ayelet Waldman (.ePUB)

Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2,2 Mb Overview: A spellbinding new novel of contraband masterpieces, tragic love, and the unexpected legacies of forgotten crimes, Ayelet Waldman’s Love and Treasure weaves a tale around the fascinating, true history of the Hungarian Gold Train in the Second World War. In 1945 on the outskirts of Salzburg, victorious American soldiers capture a train filled with...