Just Say No! : A Novel

By Omar Tyree

Occasionally desires Come True...
and infrequently Ther're Too scorching to address
most sensible freinds because early life, Darin Harmon and John Williams are younger males near to understanding their desires. For John, it his song; for Darin, soccer. while Darin suffers an harm that closes the door on his activities aspirations, he reluctantly follows his good friend into the song scene and speedy will get swept up in selling John's new "Loverboy" identification to R&B superstardom. however the star way of life of big-time funds, quickly ladies, and simple medications speedy takes it toll, and the chums locate themselves at a crossroads that would eternally form every one in their futures.
As basically he can, Omar Tyree can provide one other city vintage choked with impossible to resist characters you will not fail to remember.

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Fogo Morto (73th Edition)

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) used to be a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it obtained praised by way of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Fogo Morto, considerado a obra-prima do escritor, será lançado simultaneamente a Menino de Engenho. Esta nova edição apresenta textos, assinados por Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Mário de Andrade e pelo professor da USP, Benjamin Abdala Júnior. Publicado em 1943, o livro brand foi aclamado pela crítica, conferindo ao paraibano Zé Lins, um lugar único em nossa literatura. “Eu hoje vou saudar Fogo morto, gostei muitíssimo. Acho mesmo que o novo romance de Lins do Rego deixou em mim o ressaibo da obra-prima”, dispara Mario de Andrade.
A temática do livro, que expõe as consequências sociais do fim do clico da cana, pode ser encontrada em outros livros do autor, mas é em Fogo Morto que a inovação narrativa aparece com mais força. Zé Lins criou três personagens que retratam a decadência e ao mesmo pace a força para a superação: o mestre artesão José Amaro, o senhor de engenho Lula de Holanda e o capitão Vitorino Carneiro da Cunha. Os três possuem o orgulho como traço comum. Estes protagonistas, somados a um elenco de coadjuvantes igualmente memoráveis, compõem um amplo espectro da sociedade brasileira na transição entre a Escravatura e a Abolição.

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Crucial Conversations

By May Sarton

"May Sarton's provocative novel is ready a spouse who has outgrown her husband, and after twenty-seven years of marriage makes a decision that she has had adequate. . . . she is altogether believable." ―The Atlantic

Reed and Poppy Whitelaw's traditional and it sounds as if serene existence jointly is shattered whilst Poppy tells Reed that she has determined to go away him. In a chain of encounters that stick with the surprise of this information, which impacts not just Reed but additionally their little ones and friends―in specific Philip, who needs to study why he's so invested of their marriage―Reed and Poppy fight to make experience in their lives during this alien new terrain.

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Consumed: A Novel

By David Cronenberg

“An eye-opening dazzler” (Stephen King) a couple of pair of globetrotting, gore-obsessed reporters whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s loss of life turns into a surreal trip into international conspiracy from mythical filmmaker David Cronenberg.

Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive at the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi unearths herself interested in the headlines surrounding a recognized couple, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been chanced on lifeless, and Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and eating elements of her physique. but Naomi units off to discover him, and as she delves deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers the scoop tale might in simple terms skim the outside of the tense acts they played together.

Journalist Nathan, in the meantime, is in Budapest photographing the arguable paintings of an unlicensed health professional named Zoltán Molnár, as soon as sought through Interpol for organ trafficking. After slumbering with certainly one of Molnár’s sufferers, Nathan contracts an extraordinary STD known as Roiphe’s and travels to Toronto, decided to satisfy the guy who chanced on the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now experiences his personal grownup daughter, whose extraordinary habit mask a devastating secret.

These parallel narratives turn into entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that contains geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes movie competition, melanoma, and, in a major variety of forms, intercourse. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of many world’s major movie administrators, a author of “fierce sculptural depth” (Jonathan Lethem, The New York instances ebook Review) who makes it “impossible to seem away” (Publishers Weekly).

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Firefly

By Severo Sarduy

Firefly is a dream-like evocation of pre-war Cuba, replete with hurricanes, mystical cults and slave-markets. the tale is the coming-of-age of a precocious and exuberant boy with an outsized head and underdeveloped feel of course, who perspectives the area as a threatening conspiracy. informed in breathless and lyrical prose, the unconventional is a loving rendition of a long-lost domestic, a meditation on exile, and an allegory of Cuba’s isolation on the planet.

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Banguê

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English conversing international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in accordance with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised by means of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Terceiro quantity do chamado ciclo da cana-de-açúcar, Banguê, de José Lins do Rêgo volta a narrar a vida de Carlinhos. Dez anos após sair do Engenho Santa Rosa, ele chega à vida adulta com o desafio de encontrar um equilíbrio entre o antigo universo aristocrático onde cresceu e os novos rumos que o Brasil tomava.

Agora Bacharel Carlos de Melo, ele é chamado de volta ao engenho. No entanto, sua volta às origens não se dá de maneira fácil. Apesar de entender que sua função seria preservar os valores e costumes de seu avô, o rapaz sabe que esse mundo está em franca decadência.

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Gould's Book of Fish

By Richard Flanagan

Winner of the Commonwealth Prize

New York occasions ebook Review—Notable Fiction 2002

Entertainment Weekly—Best Fiction of 2002

Los Angeles instances e-book Review—Best of the simplest 2002

Washington submit booklet World—Raves 2002

Chicago Tribune—Favorite Books of 2002

Christian technology Monitor—Best Books 2002

Publishers Weekly—Best Books of 2002

The Cleveland undeniable Dealer—Year’s most sensible Books

Minneapolis famous person Tribune—Standout Books of 2002

Once upon a time, whilst the earth was once nonetheless younger, sooner than the fish within the sea and the entire residing issues on land started to be destroyed, a guy named William Buelow Gould used to be sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment on the so much feared penal colony within the British Empire, and there ordered to color a booklet of fish. He fell in love with the black mistress of the warder and came across too overdue that to like isn't secure; he tried to maintain a list of the unusual truth he observed in felony, in simple terms to achieve that historical past isn't written by means of people who find themselves ruled.

Acclaimed as a masterpiece worldwide, Gould’s e-book of Fish is instantly a marvelously imagined epic of nineteenth-century Australia and a modern myth, a story of horror, and a party of affection, all remodeled by means of a convict painter into images of fish.

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Happy Any Day Now

By Toby Devens

Every 5 years my mom had her fortune learn by way of Lulu Cho, proprietor of the Golden Lotus therapeutic massage membership for males. Now it used to be my flip. And Lulu expected one storm of a destiny for me!

Judith Soo Jin Raphael’s youth was once formed by way of her hardworking immigrant mom, her father who left them, and her struggles to slot in as a half-Korean, half-Jewish child in a difficult city local. yet song classes gave her a objective and fervour. Now, as Judith’s 50th birthday nears, she has lucrative paintings as a cellist with the Maryland Philharmonic, an enthusiastic if uncommitted lover, and a unusual yet shut dating together with her mother.

Then chaos moves: Judith’s old flame, who dumped her a long time in the past, returns to dazzle her along with his golden pedigree and magnificent profession. Her long-absent father arrives abruptly with a snazzy motor vehicle and a con man’s patter, turning her mom right into a love-struck flirt whom Judith slightly acknowledges. All this whereas her mentor on the orchestra falls heavily in poor health. No ask yourself Judith develops a paralyzing case of degree fright.

Judith reveals herself feeling—and occasionally acting—slightly unhinged, yet she’s confident that happiness will arrive any day now. She’s simply received to carry on tight in this midlife shake-up...and declare the prize that lifestyles absolutely has in shop for her.

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The Road Home

By Michael Thomas Ford

Whilst a automobile coincidence leaves photographer Burke Crenshaw short of transitority full-time care, he reveals himself again within the one position no forty-year-old chooses to be--his formative years bed room. There, within the Vermont domestic the place he grew up, Burke starts off the lengthy strategy of healing, and watches as his widowed father reveals happiness in a brand new dating that is a relentless reminder of every little thing Burke wishes and lacks.

Exploring neighborhood historical past, Burke discovers an interesting sequence of letters from a Civil struggle soldier to his fiancé. With assistance from librarian Sam Guffrey, he starts off to investigate a 125-year-old secret that appears attaining into the current day. The extra Burke delves into the earlier, the extra he is pressured to confront the individual he has turn into: the alternatives he made and people he kept away from, his principles of what it takes to be a profitable homosexual guy, his emotions approximately his mother's loss of life, and the suppressed stress that simmers among himself and his father.

Compelling, frankly humorous, and sometimes clever, The highway Home is the tale of 1 man's coming to phrases with who he's, what he desires out of existence, and the place he belongs--and the advanced, incredible direction that eventually takes him there.

"Piercingly actual and sweetly hopeful." --Booklist

"An concerning. . .narrative concerning the value of being actual to one's self." --Publishers Weekly

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