A Dream of Horses & Other Stories by Aashish Kaul

By Aashish Kaul

The tales during this assortment draw variously at the subject matters of affection and loss, Taoist metaphors, socio-political issues, and the writer's position and function on this planet. Literary and intricate but obtainable and fast moving, every one tale differs extensively standard, motivation, philosophy, and denouement from all of the others. the gathering encompasses topographies and locations from China to France, and eire to India.

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Country Wives (Barleybridge, Book 2) by Rebecca Shaw

By Rebecca Shaw

ISBN-13: 978-0-307-49464-1

Welcome again to Barleybridge, the picture-postcard English village the place all people understands their associates . . .

Kate Howard continues to be operating because the receptionist on the Barleybridge Veterinary clinic, yet now she is set to wait veterinary university. issues are operating easily, either at paintings and in Kate's existence, in particular now that Scott Spencer, the good-looking Australian vet who stole Kate's center, has left city. yet Scott's substitute, Daniel Brown, is readily making enemies of the employees and consumers alike along with his abrupt kind and unreasonable calls for. whilst Dan factors the lack of a tremendous shopper, the better halves hooked up to the perform confirm that whatever has to be performed to forestall him.

For her half, Kate secretly appreciates Dan's no-nonsense technique, regardless of every body else's ongoing annoyance. while Kate is confronted with a devastating tragedy, Dan unearths a tragic mystery of his personal and is helping her via her difficulty. yet what's going to the remainder of the city consider their newfound friendship?

Delightfully hot, enticing, and choked with the straightforward joys of small-town English lifestyles, kingdom other halves will motivate readers to come to Barleybridge time and again.

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The Dark Part of Me: A Novel by Belinda Burns

By Belinda Burns

Because the sizzling Brisbane summer time unfurls, Rosie can't aid yet lust after her exboyfriend, Scott, who has back after years in a foreign country. Rosie's mum says Scott is a guy, and deep down all males are rotten. yet what does she be aware of? She doesn't appear to have spotted that her teenage daughter is spiralling uncontrolled. In many ways, Rosie's mum is correct, Scott's out to regard her like airborne dirt and dust. yet whenever Rosie sees him she can't wait to have intercourse with him. Rosie's ally, Hollie, can't stand Scott, yet then she's been performing bizarre on account that her brother bought out of reformatory.

The one individual Rosie can depend upon is Trish, who regularly has a joint to proportion, or a capsule to take. via all of it, Rosie attempts to stick up to the mark, however the trap of darkness is just just below the surface...

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Obnoxio the Clown vs X-Men 1 by Alan Kupperberg

By Alan Kupperberg

One-shot comedian that includes Obnoxio, the decrepit, cigar-smoking, alcoholic clown additionally noticeable in loopy journal. The Uncanny X-Men’s Professor Xavier hires him to entertain at Kitty Pryde’s party, yet issues don’t prove the way in which they need to. an outsider units off the X-Men’s alarms and Obnoxio will get stuck in the middle of all of it. therefore, the clown finally ends up battling the X-Men with seltzer water and sneezing powder. after all, Professor Xavier catches the genuine intruder—an ice cream guy long past bad.

Obnoxio closes his exhibit by way of thwarting against the law gang whilst he’s known as in for jury responsibility. regardless of his sturdy deed for the day, we doubt the X-Men are going to be inviting him again quickly.

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The John Connolly Collection #2: The White Road, The Black by John Connolly

By John Connolly

In quantity II of this distinct collectors’ variation, stopover at the terrifying international of John Connolly’s number 1 across the world bestselling thrillers: The White highway, The Black Angel, and The Unquiet.

In South Carolina, a tender black guy faces the demise penalty for the rape and homicide of Marianne Larousse, daughter of 1 of the wealthiest males within the nation. It's a case that no-one desires to contact, deeply rooted in outdated evil—and previous evil is Charlie Parker's forte. He's approximately to go into a dwelling nightmare, a dreamscape of sorrow haunted by means of the murderous specter of a hooded girl, by way of a black motor vehicle awaiting a passenger that by no means comes, and by way of the sinister complicity of either acquaintances and enemies in Larousse's brutal dying. quickly, all will face a last reckoning in an unearthly realm the place the trails of the dwelling and the useless converge. a spot recognized in simple terms because the White highway.

When a tender lady disappears from the streets of recent York urban, ties of friendship and blood unavoidably draw inventive, tortured detective Charlie Parker into the hunt. quickly he discovers hyperlinks to a church of bones in japanese Europe, a 1944 slaughter at a French monastery, and to the parable of an item referred to as the Black Angel—considered via evil males to be past worthwhile. however the Black Angel isn't a legend. it really is genuine. It lives. It goals. And the secret of its lifestyles might include the key of Parker's personal origins.

Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has long past lacking. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced surrounding the damage performed to sufferers in his care. Now, a killer enthusiastic about discovering the reality approximately his personal daughter’s disappearance is looking for revenge—and inner most investigator Charlie Parker reveals himself trapped among those that wish the reality approximately Clay’s disappearance to be printed, and people who will visit any length—no topic the cost—to retain a deep, darkish mystery a couple of neighborhood city hidden

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Orfeo by Richard Powers

By Richard Powers

Seventy-year-old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one night to discover the police on his doorstep. His domestic DIY microbiology lab—the most modern test in his lifelong try and extract tune from wealthy styles past the ear's skill to hear—has come to the eye of fatherland protection. Panicked by means of the raid on his residence, Els turns fugitive, looking ahead to the proof to transparent him and for the alarm surrounding his actions to blow over. His days in hiding impress thoughts of a turbulent century of musical turf wars and reason Els to mirror on a existence spent chasing after transcendent sounds to the bewilderment of an detached public.

As the nationwide hysteria for defense erupts back within the face of this most up-to-date probability, Els—the "Bioterrorist Bach"—feeling the noose round him tighten, embarks on a cross-country journey to go to the folks in his previous who've such a lot formed his failed musical trip. in the course of the support of those people—his ex-wife, his daughter and his long-time creative collaborator— Els comes up with a plan to show this disastrous collision with the safety country into one final, resonant art that would succeed in an viewers past his wildest dreams.

Inspired by way of Steve Kurtz, the bio-artist wrongly arrested for terrorism by way of the FBI, Orfeo probes the boundary among stifling safeguard and reckless, liberating risk. It explores the forms of human starvation, specifically the need to listen to extra and to make that means the place there's none. ultimately, the e-book is a meditation on that the majority endangered and important of human assets: consciousness.

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The Weedless Widow: A Jeff Talbot Mystery by Deborah Morgan

By Deborah Morgan

Jeff Talbot is becoming a member of his fishing acquaintances for his or her annual journey. he's additionally attempting to coordinate the directory and transportation of his newest haul of antiques. while he arrives on the Northwest Territory Bait and take on store for provides, he joins his fishing pal, the pass judgement on. jointly they locate their good friend and store proprietor, invoice Rhodes murdered.

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Withering Tights (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, Book by Louise Rennison

By Louise Rennison

Hilarious new sequence from Queen of adlescent – snicker your tights off on the (VERY) beginner dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers associates. Boys, snogging and undesirable appearing guaranteed!

Picture the scene: Dother corridor appearing arts university someplace Up North, surrounded by way of rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and feminine) and natural world of the squirrely-type. more often than not, it’s now not fairly the showbiz event Tallulah was once expecting… yet as soon as her friends ensue they usually commence their ‘FAME! I’m gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I’m gonna fill my tiiiiights’ summer time direction issues are absolute to perk up.

Especially whilst the men arrive. (When DO the men arrive?)

Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression… cos it’s the THEATRE dahling, the theatre!!

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Satellite Down by Rob Thomas

By Rob Thomas

Patrick Sheridan is experiencing technical difficulties...
Patrick's extremely joyful to turn into a pupil reporter on a teenager information exhibit. but if he leaves his small Texas city for the intense lighting fixtures of l. a., every thing alterations. It doesn't take lengthy prior to Patrick is mingling with the wealthy and well-known and doing every kind of items he by no means proposal he may -- like dishonest on his female friend, mendacity to his mom and dad, and wasting his ally. And by the point he learns that it was once his good-looking face and never his writing that landed him his new activity, he's left to choose up the items by myself. Hollywood is already choked with attractive individuals with no expertise; how can he turn out that he's extra? He'll need to begin by means of convincing himself.

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Loon Lake by E. L. Doctorow

By E. L. Doctorow

The hero of this striking novel through American grasp E. L. Doctorow is Joe, a tender guy at the run within the depths of the good melancholy. A late-summer evening reveals him by myself and shivering beside a railroad song within the Adirondack mountains while a personal railcar passes. Brightly lit home windows show well-dressed males at a desk and, in one other compartment, a gorgeous lady keeping up a white costume ahead of her bare shape. Joe will stick to the music to the mysterious property at Loon Lake, the place he unearths the woman in addition to a wealthy person, an aviatrix, a drunken poet, and a covey of gangsters. the following Joe’s destiny will play out during this strong tale of ambition, aggression, and id. Loon Lake is one other lovely success of this acclaimed author.

“Powerful . . . [a] advanced and haunting meditation on glossy American history.”
–The big apple Times

“A actual mystery . . . a wonderful exploration of the complexities and contradictions of the yankee dream . . . no longer less than any conditions could we show the really shattering climax.”
–The Dallas Morning News

“A remarkable functionality . . . [Loon Lake] anatomizes the US with perception, ardour, and inventiveness.”
–The Washington publish booklet World

“Hypnotic . . . tantalizes lengthy after it has ended.”

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