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So Much Pretty: A Novel

By Cara Hoffman

So a lot Pretty is a fearless first novel,” introduced The ny occasions ebook Review, “for the entire ardour during this extreme narrative, Hoffman writes with a restraint that makes poetry of pain.”

Set in a rural group steeped in silence and denial, So a lot beautiful explores all mom and dad’ maximum worry, that their baby might be damage. however it additionally examines a moment, both troubling query: What if my baby hurts another person? The disappearance and homicide of nineteen-year-old Wendy White is precise during the eyes of journalist Stacy Flynn and a number of different richly drawn characters, each one with their very own secrets and techniques and convictions. After Wendy’s physique is located, Flynn’s severe campaign to show a killer attracts the eye of a precocious neighborhood woman, Alice Piper, whose tale intertwines with Wendy’s in a spellbinding and unforeseen climax.

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Star Trek: Cold Fusion (Star Trek: Corp of Engineers, Book 6)

By Keith R. A. DeCandido

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Following the catastrophic end of Avatar, Lieutenant Nog -- the manager operations officer of area station Deep area nine ™ -- joins forces with the staff of the U.S.S. da Vinci!
With the station's destiny unsure, Nog meets the da Vinci at Empok Nor, Deep area 9's long-abandoned dual, so as to salvage important expertise. yet they come to discover that somebody has crushed them to it -- an enigmatic and unsafe alien race referred to as the Androssi. while the S.C.E. workforce learns what the Androssi have deliberate for Empok Nor, it threatens not just the lives of the da Vinci and Deep house nine crews, yet galactic peace itself!

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Big Cherry Holler: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By Adriana Trigiani

Colossal CHERRY HOLLER, the extreme sequel to important STONE hole, takes us again to the mountain existence that enchanted us in Adriana Trigiani’s top promoting debut novel. It’s been 8 years because the city pharmacist and very long time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. together with her new came upon trust in love and its percentages, Ave Maria makes a lifestyles for herself and her transforming into kin, hoping that her fearless bounce into dedication will make happiness remain. What she didn’t anticipate was once that destiny, existence, and the ghosts of the previous might come to hang-out her and, ultimately, try the affection she has for her husband. The mountain partitions that experience secure her all of her existence can't spare Ave Maria the existence classes she needs to learn.

BIG CHERRY HOLLER is the tale of a wedding, revealing the deep secrets and techniques, the facility fight, the betrayal and the unmet expectancies that exist among husband and spouse. it's the tale of a neighborhood that needs to reinvent itself because it involves grips with the decline of the coal mining undefined. it's the tale of a longer relatives, the folks of huge Stone hole, who're there for each other specially whilst occasions are toughincluding bookmobile librarian and sexpert Iva Lou Wade Makin, savvy businesswoman Pearl Grimes, crusty cashier Fleeta Mullins, and Rescue Squad captain Spec Broadwater, who faces the issues of his double lifestyles. Ave Maria’s ally Theodore Tipton, now band director on the college of Tennessee, remains to be her leader counselor and sense of right and wrong as he reaches the top of marching band luck.

When Ave Maria takes her daughter to Italy for the summer time, she meets a good-looking stranger who bargains her a lifestyles past the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ave Maria is compelled to confront what's really very important: to her, to her marriage, and to her relatives. Brimming with humor, knowledge, honesty, and the drama and native colour of mountain existence from Virginia to Italy, giant CHERRY HOLLER is a deeply felt, brilliantly evoked tale of 2 fanatics who've misplaced their means and their fight to discover each other again.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Before, During, After

By Richard Bausch

From the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Literature Award from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rea Award for the quick tale: a gorgeously rendered, passionate account of a courting threatened via secrets and techniques, set opposed to the backdrop of nationwide tragedy.

while Natasha, a skilled younger artist operating as a congressional aide, meets Michael Faulk, an Episcopalian priest being affected by his religion, the celebrities appear to align. even if he's approximately twenty years older, they observe in one another the satisfied craving and pleasure of fanatics, and inside months they're engaged. presently ahead of their marriage ceremony, whereas Natasha is touring in Jamaica and Faulk is in manhattan attending the marriage of a family members buddy, the terrorist assaults of September eleven shatter the tranquillity of the nation’s summer time. on my own in a country of abject terror, bring to an end from the USA and confident that Faulk is lifeless, Natasha makes an blunders in judgment that results in a personal trauma of her personal at the Caribbean shore. a number of days later, she and Faulk are reunited, however the horror of that day and Natasha’s lack of ability to talk of it inexorably divide their courting into “before” and “after.” They circulation to Memphis and start their new existence jointly, yet their marriage speedy descends into repression, anxiousness, and suspicion.

In prose that's direct, certain, and lyrical, Richard Bausch plumbs the complexities of public and private trauma, and the braveness with which we discover ways to face them. specially, Before, in the course of, After is a love tale, supplying a penetrating and beautiful portrait of intimacy, of religious and actual longing, and of the secrets and techniques we persuade ourselves to maintain whilst they threaten to ruin us. An unforgettable journey de strength from certainly one of America’s such a lot unusual storytellers.

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Robert Ludlum's The Paris Option: A Covert-One Novel

By Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lynds

The Pasteur Institute, Paris. A bomb explodes, a hearth rages, and a popular computing device scientist is useless. Dr. Émile Chambord have been engaged on a molecular DNA desktop that can almost keep an eye on all automated operations all over the world. Now, his groundbreaking learn is lacking. in a single day, army satellites and communications are close down by means of unknown resources. And Covert-One agent Dr. Jon Smith has to race throughout continents to reveal the subsequent new release of terrorists―a giant community of technological spies who now have the ability to reprogram the area. each executive business enterprise. each armed strength. Every nuclear weapon…

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The Sport of the Gods

By Paul Laurence Dunbar

2015 Reprint of 1902 version. complete facsimile of the unique variation. now not reproduced with Optical acceptance software program. In "The recreation of the Gods", first released in 1902, Dunbar examines the lifetime of city Black american citizens. compelled to go away the South, a kin falls aside amid the tough realities of Northern internal urban existence during this exam of the forces that extinguish the desires of African american citizens. It is still a compelling statement at the lifetime of African-Americans after the abolition of slavery and landmark illustration of black existence in African-American literature.

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Tales from Pennsylvania

By Michael Bunker, Nick Cole, Jennifer Ellis, Tim Grahl, Chris Pourteau

Pennsylvania. The groundbreaking dystopian imaginative and prescient Hugh Howey known as “a outstanding story of extra-planetary colonization.” you can now revisit united states this day Bestselling writer Michael Bunker’s designated global during this anthology of unique brief stories—authored by means of ten of his fellow grasp storytellers and together with a brand new Pennsylvania tale by means of the writer of the Pennsylvania global himself. In stories from Pennsylvania, Transport’s ever-growing wish for entire keep watch over forges new heroes as imagined through today’s major voices in speculative fiction. You’ll meet an Amish kin torn among their dedication to pacifism and most unlikely offerings to maintain their lifestyle. A hacker named Gordian, who’s some distance too stable at what she does for the Authority’s flavor. A former stripper and her club-owner husband, who needs to learn how to healthy into simple society or lose their lives. a tender lady, misplaced within the iciness chilly and on the mercy of the Wild Ones. A scavenger at the nice Shelf, who befriends a lady he’d in simple terms meant to rob. a tender local American lady pressured to adopt a trip in time. those adventures and extra wait for you inside of this assortment. for those who loved Michael Bunker's Pennsylvania, you’ll come to like those new heroes. Their stories are heartbreaking. They’re exhilarating. They’re unforgettable.

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Star Trek: Progress (Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers Book 61)

By Terri Osborne

STARFLEET CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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a unique six-part S.C.E. occasion that flashes again to past adventures of the S.C.E. team from the twenty third century to the peak of the kingdom conflict, with designated visitors from all around the Star Trek universe!

2369: With the recommissioning of the U.S.S. Progress, Captain David Gold is considering his subsequent command whereas on a venture to the Federation protectorate Drema IV. Gold's leader clinical officer, Dr. Katherine Pulaski, has her personal purposes for eager to go back to Drema IV -- to examine up on a former sufferer of hers: Sarjenka, a woman who befriended information of the Starship Enterprise™, and whose stories Pulaski erased.

A mining twist of fate on Drema IV brings jointly the S.C.E., Pulaski, Gold, and Sarjenka in an experience that would have far-reaching outcomes for all of them....

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Man-Kzin Wars XI (Man-Kzin Wars Series Book 11)

By Larry Niven

The Kzin have been the mightiest warriors within the galaxy, which they have been losing no time in conquering, one megastar method at a time. Then these tom cat lords of production bumped into these ridiculous weed-eating pacifistic apes who referred to as themselves people. And the catlike Kzin stumbled on that they had their collective tail stuck in a meat grinder. while the amazing Kzin moved in to take over the monkey-infested worlds, they acquired clobbered. The people, with their underhanded monkey crafty, became communications gear and area drives into guns that reduce the dauntless Kzin heroes into ribbons. after which these underhanded people won a faster-than-light force, and no quantity of screaming and jumping may well continue the Kzin from wasting their first conflict in centuries of profitable conquest. yet you cannot preserve an excellent warcat down, and the Kzin have under no circumstances given up. New guns, new options, and new leaders. right here they arrive back and people monkey-boys from Earth had higher watch their backs. once more, it really is howling time in recognized Space!

At the publisher's request, this identify is offered with out DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Hal Colebatch lives in a suburb of Perth, Australia, the place he practices legislation. His contemporary publication, Blair's Britain, was once chosen by way of the London Spectator's Taki as a publication of the yr. as well as his prior tales within the ManKzin saga, he has written mainstream fiction, biographies, performs, poetry, and several other hundred articles. He has a Ph.D in Political technology, and has been an consultant to 2 Australian Federal Ministers. he's married and has stepchildren.

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