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The Heart's Invisible Furies

By John Boyne
  • Writer : John Boyne
  • Isbn : 0385690614
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 915
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-heart-s-invisible-furies.pdf

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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland. Cyril Avery is not a real Avery--or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community, and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamorous and dangerous Julian Woodbead. At the mercy of fortune and coincidence, he will spend a lifetime coming to know himself and where he came from and--over his many years--will struggle to discover an identity, a home, a country and much more. In this, Boyne's most transcendent work to date, we are shown the story of Ireland from the 1940s to today through the eyes of one ordinary man. The Heart's Invisible Furies is a novel to make you laugh and cry while reminding us all of the redemptive power of the human spirit.

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  • Reviews : 826
  • Pdf File: white-fur.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A stunning star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City When Elise Perez meets Jamey Hyde on a desolate winter afternoon, fate implodes, and neither of their lives will ever be the same. Although they are next-door neighbors in New Haven, they come from different worlds. Elise grew up in a housing project without a father and didn’t graduate from high school; Jamey is a junior at Yale, heir to a private investment bank fortune and beholden to high family expectations. Nevertheless, the attraction is instant, and what starts out as sexual obsession turns into something greater, stranger, and impossible to ignore. The couple moves to Manhattan in search of a new life, and White Fur follows them as they wander through Newport mansions and East Village dives, WASP-establishment yacht clubs and the grimy streets below Canal Street, fighting the forces determined to keep them apart. White Fur combines the electricity of Less Than Zero with the timeless intensity of Romeo and Juliet in this searing, gorgeously written novel that perfectly captures the ferocity of young love.

The Interestings

By Meg Wolitzer
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 1101602031
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 714
  • Pdf File: the-interestings.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Named a best book of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Time, and The Chicago Tribune, and named a notable book by The New York Times Book Review and The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."—Entertainment Weekly (A) From Meg Wolitzer, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Female Persuasion, a novel that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), “wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a “page-turner” (Cosmopolitan). The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.

Charlie Savage

By Roddy Doyle
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 1473561825
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 124
  • Pdf File: charlie-savage.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Meet Charlie Savage. Charlie is a middle-aged Dubliner with an indefatigable wife, an exasperated daughter, a drinking buddy who’s realised that he’s been a woman all along ... Compiled here for the first time is a whole year’s worth of Roddy Doyle’s hilarious series for the Irish Independent. Giving a unique voice to the everyday, he draws a portrait of a man – funny, loyal, somewhat bewildered – trying to keep pace with the modern world (if his knees don’t give out first). SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC WRITING 2019 'A delight from start to finish' Irish Mail on Sunday

This House Is Haunted

By John Boyne
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Isbn Code : 0385681550
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 272
  • Pdf File: this-house-is-haunted.pdf

Book Excerpt:

A striking homage to the classic nineteenth century ghost story, from the award-winning and bestselling writer John Boyne. 1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her from behind into the path of an approaching train. She is only saved by the vigilance of a passing doctor. When she finally arrives, shaken, at the hall she is greeted by the two children in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There are no parents, no adults at all, and no one to represent her mysterious employer. The children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, a second terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment she rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence which lives within Gaudlin's walls. Eliza realises that if she and the children are to survive its violent attentions, she must first uncover the hall's long-buried secrets and confront the demons of its past...

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket

By John Boyne
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group
  • Isbn Code : 0385678916
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 553
  • Pdf File: the-terrible-thing-that-happened-to-barna.pdf

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A tale of acceptance from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary eight-year-old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. His parents, who have a fear of being noticed, want desperately for Barnaby to be normal, but he can't help who he is. And when the unthinkable happens, Barnaby finds himself on a journey that takes him all over the world. Drifting from Brazil to New York, from Canada to Ireland, and even to space, the floating boy meets all sorts of different people--and discovers who he really is along the way. This whimsical novel will delight middle-graders, while readers of all ages will find themselves questioning what it means to be "normal."

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife

By Ashley Winstead
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 1443465445
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 687
  • Pdf File: in-my-dreams-i-hold-a-knife.pdf

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“Deeply drawn characters and masterful storytelling come together to create an addictive and riveting psychological thriller. Put this one at the very top of your 2021 reading list.” —Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish Six friends. One college reunion. One unsolved murder. Ten years after graduation, Jessica Miller has been invited back to her university for a reunion and she is obsessed with dazzling everyone with her beauty and success. This time when they see her, it has to be perfect because she is perfect. Not the girl she was when she left campus, back when Heather Shelby’s murder fractured everything, including the tight bond linking the six friends she’d been closest to since freshman year. But there’s more at stake than the delicious envy of her peers—not everyone is ready to move on. Not everyone can let Heather’s murder go unsolved. In fact, someone has orchestrated the whole weekend to trap the real killer. As the weekend unfolds and they get closer to the truth, the group finds there was more than murder hidden amongst them on campus. Told in racing dual timelines, with a dark campus setting and a darker look at friendship, love, obsession and ambition, In My Dreams I Hold a Knife is an addictive, propulsive thriller you won’t be able to put down.

As It Is in Heaven

By Niall Williams
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn Code : 0330531042
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 775
  • Pdf File: as-it-is-in-heaven.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Love is not easy, especially if you find the woman of your dreams and then lose her – as Philip Griffin and his son Stephen each discover in turn. Stephen is just a boy when his mother and sister are killed in a car crash, and his father never recovers from the accident: he wasn’t involved but is consumed by grief, his only desire to be reunited with his wife. Before that happens, though, Philip wants to ensure the happiness of his son, Stephen – now a grown man. ‘As it is in Heaven, Niall Williams’ tale of love and tragedy, will leave you in tears’ Tatler ‘A bitter-sweet novel about passionate love giving way to commitment, grief to a sort of healing’ Irish Times ‘A tender and sober novel with a faith in romance that is absolute’ Daily Express ‘Delicious coincidence and tragedy, as extraordinary lives unravel and intertwine’ Guardian

The Path to the Sea

By Liz Fenwick
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Isbn Code : 0008290512
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 708
  • Pdf File: the-path-to-the-sea.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Sometimes going home is just the beginning... ‘Vivid and beautifully written, Liz Fenwick is a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Atmospheric, emotional and full of mystery – an absolute pleasure from page one' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author

Tin Man

By Sarah Winman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0735235163
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 433
  • Pdf File: tin-man.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Novel Award From internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman comes an unforgettable and heartbreaking novel celebrating love in all its forms and the little moments that make up the life of an autoworker in a small working-class town. This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that. Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast-forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question, what happened in the years between? With beautiful prose and characters that are so real they jump off the page, Tin Man is a love letter to human kindness and friendship, and to loss and living.

The Fall Guy: A Novel

By James Lasdun
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn Code : 0393292339
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 121
  • Pdf File: the-fall-guy.pdf

Book Excerpt:

In this taut psychological thriller, a couple and their houseguest find themselves caught in a deadly web of secrets, obsession, and revenge. It is summer, 2012. Charlie, a wealthy banker with an uneasy conscience, invites his troubled cousin Matthew to visit him and his wife in their idyllic mountaintop house. As the days grow hotter, the friendship between the three begins to reveal its fault lines, and with the arrival of a fourth character, the household finds itself suddenly in the grip of uncontrollable passions. As readers of James Lasdun’s acclaimed fiction can expect, The Fall Guy is a complex moral tale as well as a gripping suspense story, probing questions of guilt and betrayal with ruthless incisiveness. Who is the real victim here? Who is the perpetrator? And who, ultimately, is the fall guy? Darkly vivid, with an atmosphere of erotic danger, The Fall Guy is Lasdun’s most entertaining novel yet.