Contemporary Literature

Download Ransom by Jay McInerney PDF

By Jay McInerney

Ransom, Jay McInerney's moment novel, belongs to the prestigious culture of novels approximately exile. dwelling in Kyoto, the traditional capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and ease he couldn't locate at domestic, and attempts to exorcise the phobia he encountered previous in his travels—a blur of violence and demise on the Khyber Pass.

Ransom has controlled to regain regulate, mainly in the course of the rigors of karate. aiding himself by way of educating English to keen jap businessmen, he reveals corporation with impresario Miles Ryder and fellow expatriates whose headquarters is Buffalo Rome, a blues-bar that satisfies the hearty neighborhood urge for food for Americana and contains the drifters pouring via Asia within the years instantly after the autumn of Vietnam.

Increasingly, Ransom and his circle are threatened, through every little thing they idea that they had left at the back of, in a chain of occasions whose effects Ransom can preclude yet can't change.

Jay McInerney information the trend of event and disillusionment that leads Christopher Ransom towards an inevitable reckoning along with his fate—in a singular of grand scale and severe implications.

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Download Coldhearted & Crazy (Say U Promise, Book 1) by Michel Moore PDF

By Michel Moore

Whilst their mom and dad are came across brutally murdered in a ditch, Kenya and London are left orphaned, compelled to navigate during the unforgiving streets of Detroit. they could be exact twins, yet they're as diversified as evening and day. With one struggling with relentlessly to make it out of the ghetto, the opposite eagerly embraces real hood existence and every little thing their deceased mom and dad believed in: promoting medications, dwelling quickly, or even death younger if it skill getting paid.

Kenya’s coldhearted and loopy, similar to her Pops. not anything is off limits, and nobody else matters—not even her sister, if she will get in her approach. Blood will be thicker than water, yet in a single sister’s eyes, funds is king;it’s her merely relations, and most certainly the pinnacle of her conniving family!

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Download Saving Wishes by G. J. Walker-Smith PDF

By G. J. Walker-Smith

For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tricky gig. She's been branded a troublemaker, her attractiveness is in tatters and she's caught in Pipers Cove, a speck of a city at the coast of Tasmania. fortunately, it's transitority. Her lifelong dream of traveling the realm is simply months clear of turning into fact. All she has to do is journey out the previous few months of highschool, that's more uncomplicated stated than performed because of a trio of suggest women often called The Beautifuls. while Adam Décarie arrives on the town, the entire means from big apple, existence takes an unforeseen flip. His arrival units off a series of occasions that alters her lifestyles without end, convincing her of 1 factor. destiny introduced him to her. Saving needs is the tale of a woman who doesn't really healthy the lifestyles she's residing, and the boy who is helping her appreciate why.

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Download Insel zweier Welten: Roman by Geraldine Brooks PDF

By Geraldine Brooks

Zwei Menschen, die sich finden. Zwei Welten, die aufeinanderprallen

Nordamerika, 1660 – auf einer kleinen Insel, die heute Martha‘s winery heißt: die 12-jährige Bethia wächst in einer puritanischen Siedlung auf. Ihr Vater ist Prediger, ein strenger Mann, dessen challenge es ist, seinen Glauben auf das Eiland vor Cape Cod zu bringen, das sich die englischen Siedler mit den Wampanoag-Indianern teilen. Doch Bethia fühlt sich speedy magisch angezogen von diesen Fremden, die sie oft heimlich auf ihren Streifzügen durch die wilde Natur der Insel beobachtet. Eines Tages trifft sie auf Caleb, den Sohn eines Häuptlings. Auch er ist fasziniert von dem Mädchen mit den blauen Augen und dem wachen Verstand. Die beiden knüpfen ein zartes Band. Doch als sie heranwachsen, kommt der second, an dem sie gezwungen werden, für ihre Freundschaft und für ihren Platz im Leben zu kämpfen …

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Download Attraction: Elements of Chemistry (Hypothesis, Book 1) by Penny Reid PDF

By Penny Reid

One week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.
What’s the worst that may happen?

Kaitlyn Parker has no challenge being the invisible lady, that's why she reveals herself hiding in numerous cupboards and closets far and wide her collage campus. regardless of her most sensible efforts, she can’t break out the awareness of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s most popular, wealthiest, and such a lot unobtainable bachelor—who additionally occurs to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.

Kaitlyn could be the one lady who isn’t drawn to exploiting his attractive rower’s construct, chiseled good points, and family's billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn desires Martin for his mind, particularly to tabulate findings of hint parts in floor water.

When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin makes use of the chance to push Kaitlyn out of her convenience sector: spring holiday, one week, condominium events, bathing fits, and suntan lotion. Can she triumph over her aversion to being spotted? Will he have the option develop past his self-centered nature? Or, regardless of their noticeable chemistry, will Martin be the single to force Kaitlyn into the technology cupboard of obscurity for stable

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Computers Technology

Download World Wide Internet: Changing Societies, Economies and by Gustavo Cardoso, Angus Cheong, Jeffrey Cole PDF

By Gustavo Cardoso, Angus Cheong, Jeffrey Cole

This publication addresses the function of web adoption and use within the context of social, monetary and cultural transition in additional than 20 international locations and areas. issues and issues diversity from net as a media to its political dimensions; from electronic literacy to using net in day-by-day workouts; and from dependancy and sociabilities to on-line content material construction and sharing. This e-book takes readers on a countrywide and cross-national trip of study of net use in 5 continents. members, every one in his or her personal method, boost new hypotheses and theories in regards to the impression of the net on daily life on the micro-level and social improvement on the macro-level, utilizing info collected by way of the area web venture (WIP) within the final decade.

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Download Falling Slowly by Anita Brookner PDF

By Anita Brookner

In Falling Slowly, Anita Brookner brilliantly conjures up the origins, nature, and results of human isolation. As heart age settles upon the Sharpe sisters, remorse over percentages now not taken casts a shadow over their contented life. Beatrice, a skilled if uninspired pianist, provides up acting, a choice encouraged by means of stiffening joints and the unexpected attention that her artwork hasn't ever introduced her an individual to like. Miriam, often calm and lucid, slides headlong into an affair with a captivating, handsome--and very married--man. And as each one girl awakens to the urgency of her loneliness, sickness threatens to sever them either from the single happiness they've got grown to expect: one another. Painfully clever, the Sharpe sisters include the conflicting yearnings Jane Austen delineated in Sense and Sensibility.

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Christian Living

Download Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange, and by Timothy Beal PDF

By Timothy Beal

In the summertime of 2002, Timothy okay. Beal loaded his family members right into a twenty-nine-foot-long motor domestic and hit the agricultural highways of the US looking for roadside non secular attractions-sites just like the World's greatest Ten Commandments and priceless Moments Chapel. Roadside faith tells of his makes an attempt to appreciate the which means of those locations as expressions of spiritual mind's eye and adventure, and to come across religion in all its amazing absurdity.

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