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A Safe and Happy Place: A Novel by James Howard Kunstler

By James Howard Kunstler

“In the autumn of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from brief Pump, Virginia, bought me pregnant. good, ok, I bought myself pregnant along with his counsel. I fell for this superficial clod one wet October afternoon after we have been the single consumers in a hole-in-the-wall referred to as Café Ludovico off Astor position. . . .”
So starts off the adventure into maturity of 19-year-old Erica “Pooh” (as in Winnie the) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, new york. She’s a sophomore at NYU and not anything is operating in the market. She’s knocked up. She hates the town. The Vietnam conflict is making the USA loopy, let alone the sit-com looniness of daily life at the home-front. Pooh desperately desires out. She hears a few magical position up in Vermont the place you could depart all this crap at the back of, a commune known as dawn Village based via the mysterious, charismatic determine recognized within the hippie underground merely as “Songbird.” possibly she should pass up there and payment the placement out. . . .

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Bunny and Shark (Department of Narrative Studies) by Alisha Piercy

By Alisha Piercy

From award-winning writer Alisha Piercy comes Bunny and Shark, a middle-aged coming-of-age story-cum-shark-adventure that unearths and celebrates women's energy within the trenches. Plunging into the 1st 13 days after the 'bastard' pushes his ex-Playboy spouse 'Bunny' over a cliff within the Caribbean, Bunny and Shark is a delusion approximately island survival, and the perils and potentials of being exiled from one's identification.

Literally misplaced at sea, Bunny is fueled via the miracle of getting been kept from sharks by way of a band of dolphins. And her persisted survival depends upon her skill to develop into a non secular extension of the panorama: she is the temper of the sea at evening as she swims blindly in it, and the protecting coolness of the jungle through day as she recovers from a lack of limb; the close-walled shelter of the sailboats anchored within the harbour, and the gleaming deck of a plush superyacht whilst, reworked, she makes a positive go back to her former world.

Introducing one of many nice heroines of up to date fiction, Bunny and Shark takes readers on a voyage extreme with abandon and illumination, in a narrative that invokes greater than a little of magic within the telling.

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The Voice of Love by C. A. Cavanaugh

By C. A. Cavanaugh

As Sarah watched her ally stroll down the aisle on her father's arm, she was once just a little green with envy. She desired to be the single getting married, and he or she desired to marry David. Sarah and David met after they have been childrens and persisted a friendship that lasted via highschool and school; yet every time they appeared to get with reference to a romantic dating, anything occurred to tug them aside back. not just that, yet Sarah keeps to have a nagging feeling inside of that she's lacking whatever, or somebody, who could be her consultant via all of life's ups and downs, and he or she makes use of each excuse to provide an explanation for why she feels so empty. within the Voice of affection, writer C.A. Cavanaugh weaves a narrative of 2 humans whose lives are thrown together--for larger or worse--with the decision of 1 who keeps to tug at our hearts until eventually we eventually provide it as much as him. whilst Sarah will get every thing she wants and nonetheless hears that small voice inside of her middle, will she eventually choose to settle for God's invitation to trust?

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Lali's Passage by Ken Albertsen

By Ken Albertsen

Lali, a gorgeous younger Burmese woman, is 'discovered' by means of Lee who arranges together with her 'mama sang' to take her to the States to embark on a modeling profession. After a facet journey to Vienna, they come in San Francisco and connect to Jeremiah who does a 'photo shoot'. Jeremiah is additionally obsessed with the 'amber pores and skin woman' and manages to cast off Lee in his pursuit of her favors. Lali breaks loose and unearths herself by myself in an odd land without contacts and a tenuous deal with on English.
even more transpires as we see Lali's internal power and guile known as into play inside of a number of tough episodes, together with her being abducted after which discovering herself misplaced in a woodland desert. The final sections of the tale contain a sojourn at a pseudo-Native American camp, then again to SE Asia for a gripping treasure hunt at a Burmese temple.

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Quecksilbertage (German Edition) by Eva Schörkhuber

By Eva Schörkhuber

In der blauen Morgendämmerung hängt eine Leuchtschrift: »Aufstehen!«
Vor den verdutzten Augen der Morgen- und der Spätnachtmenschen verwandelt sich die Schrift. Unzählige leuchtende Punkte wirbeln durcheinander und formieren sich neu. »Aufstand!« schwebt jetzt in der morgenfrischen Luft über dem Höchstädtplatz im 20. Wiener Gemeindebezirk. Die Menschen reiben sich die versandeten Träume und den letzten Schnaps aus den Augen.
Was soll das heißen?

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Kill the Freshman by Alex Langley,Marko Head,Greg Fischer,Rian Sygh,Nick Langley

By Alex Langley,Marko Head,Greg Fischer,Rian Sygh,Nick Langley

In junior excessive Vi can have been a nerdy outcast, yet now that she's a freshman, she’s going to get renowned or die attempting. Literally.

At the Gracewood Academy of Queens and Patriarchs, old magical mumbo-jumbo offers superhuman powers to scholars prepared to take the identity playing cards (and lives) in their classmates. Underclassmen are the unwilling prey during this jungle, in simple terms secure from one another, and in yes components of the school.

When Vi approximately dies courtesy of a few sophomores, her motor mouth lands her a friendship with Allison Meadows, Gracewood's apex senior, and right into a scholar election that is just like the starvation video games with gossip. everyone seems to be a aim throughout the election— the weirdos in journalism (who Vi secretly kinda likes), Allison (who Vi secretly kinda fears), or even Vi herself (who Vi secretly kinda loathes). to avoid wasting her newfound associates, this fast-talking freshman will danger every thing she cares approximately such a lot: being well known, being herself, and being alive (in that order).

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Het einde van de eenzaamheid (Dutch Edition) by Benedict Wells,Gerda Baardman

By Benedict Wells,Gerda Baardman

Het veelgeprezen meesterwerk van een jong Duits talent

Als de tijd nu eens niet bestond? Als alles wat je beleeft eeuwig was once en als niet de tijd aan jou voorbijging, maar jijzelf aan de dingen die je beleeft?

Wanneer Jules Moreau na een ernstig motorongeluk in het ziekenhuis belandt, wordt hij geconfronteerd met herinneringen uit zijn jeugd. Al vroeg verloren Jules, zijn broer Marty en zijn zus Liz hun ouders door een tragisch ongeval. Op rooster alle drie laat dit verlies zijn sporen na, en in de jaren die volgen groeien zij gaandeweg uit elkaar. Vooral de eens zo zelfbewuste Jules trekt zich steeds meer in zijn eigen wereld terug. Alleen met de mysterieuze Alva kan hij vriendschap sluiten; jaren later zal hij echter pas begrijpen wat ze voor hem betekent – en wat ze altijd voor hem heeft verzwegen.

Als ze volwassen zijn verschijnt Alva weer in zijn leven. Even ziet het ernaar uit dat ze de verloren jaren kunnen goedmaken, tot ze toch weer door het verleden worden ingehaald.

Het einde van de eenzaamheid is een ontroerende, prachtige roman over het verwerken van verlies en eenzaamheid, en over de vraag wat onveranderlijk is in de mens. En bovenal een grootse liefdesgeschiedenis.

De pers over Het einde van de eenzaamheid

‘Het verhaal dat Wells vertelt is wonderschoon, sprookjesachtig bijna.’ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

‘De beste John Irving-roman die niet door John Irving geschreven is. Wells construeert uitermate zorgvuldig zijn drie decennia omspannende familiekroniek, hij schept geloofwaardige personages met psychologisch fascinerende liefdesgeschiedenissen en onvergetelijke beelden. Wells heeft een dijk van een roman geschreven.’ Der Tagesspiegel

‘Hij is amper de dertig gepasseerd, maar Benedict Wells schrijft als een oude meester, wijs en vol medeleven met zijn personages.’ Literaturspiegel

‘Een boek dat je kippenvel bezorgt.’ Freies Wort

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Non molto lontano da qui (Italian Edition) by Massimo Cacciapuoti

By Massimo Cacciapuoti

«Stamattina apro io, ho le chiavi del nuovo giorno.» Giacomo vuole essere padrone del proprio destino consistent with costruire il suo piccolo angolo di serenità, quello a cui tutti abbiamo diritto. Lui è «il figlio bravo» dei Rossi, quelli che hanno los angeles vineria appena dietro l. a. piazza. Il suo piano è semplice: laurearsi e a long way felici i genitori. A studiare lo aiuta Cristina, l'amica del cuore fin dalle elementari - ma tra loro niente sesso, in keeping with carità, solo un bacetto dimostrativo.
All'improvviso, però, arrivano a cambiargli los angeles vita altre promesse di felicità: l'amico Francesco, DJ nei locali di tendenza in giro consistent with l'Europa; e poi Alice, che forse è l. a. donna della sua vita?
Invece le cose non sono così semplici. Soprattutto according to chi appartiene a una generazione a cui tutto sembra insieme così facile e così difficile. Una generazione precaria, che vorrebbe costruire dei legami ma si spaventa di fronte all'amore e all'amicizia.
Raccontandosi mentre passa dalla vineria di suo padre - con cui ha da sempre un rapporto difficile - alle discoteche e ai capannoni dei rave, dai bar dove divide il panino con i colleghi ai pub che frequenta con gli amici, Giacomo imparerà a conoscere sé stesso e i propri sentimenti. in keeping with capire davvero che cosa vuol dire essere felici.

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Zelfportret met nijlpaard (Dutch Edition) by Arno Geiger,W. Hansen

By Arno Geiger,W. Hansen

De 22-jarige Julian, een scholar diergeneeskunde, is internet gescheiden van Judith en hij verbaast zich over de ellende die dat met zich meebrengt. Om zijn gedachten te verzetten, besluit hij een zomer lang de zorg voor het dwergnijlpaard van professor Beham op zich te nemen. Het beest eet, gaapt, zwemt en stinkt en bepaalt het ritme van Julians zomer. Dan ontmoet hij Aiko, de dochter van de professor, op wie hij hopeloos verliefd wordt. Maar wat gebeurt er als deze zomer voorbij is?

Zelfportret met nijlpaard is een ontroerende roman over volwassen worden in een moeilijke wereld, een geschiedenis van een scheiding en het ontstaan van een nieuwe liefde.

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The Diary of a Lonely Surfer by Elizabeth Stone

By Elizabeth Stone

Christian is a stricken soul.

Unable to deal with adversity, he vanished with out a hint in the course of his first semester of college.

Now his go back to sundown Valley will strength him to confront every little thing that he as soon as selected to run from.

"A staggeringly heartfelt trip into the brain of a pressured, gifted, yet finally misplaced 20 12 months previous. This e-book is stuffed with the ache, confusion, humility, and triumphs of starting to be up combined with one of those uncooked emotion that's rarely captured in written shape. it's a tale somebody can relate to."
-W. T. Paterson
Author of darkish Satellites

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