The House of Velvet and Glass

By Katherine Howe

Katherine Howe, writer of the outstanding manhattan instances bestseller The Physick publication of Deliverance Dane, returns with an entrancing old novel set in Boston in 1915, the place a tender girl stands at the cusp of a brand new century, torn among loss and love, pushed to hunt solutions within the depths of a crystal ball.

nonetheless reeling from the deaths of her mom and sister at the massive, Sibyl Allston resides a lifetime of quiet desperation along with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in a sublime city residence in Boston's again Bay. Trapped in an international over which she has no keep an eye on, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.

but if her brother is abruptly kicked out of Harvard lower than mysterious situations and falls less than the sway of a wierd younger girl, Sibyl turns for aid to psychology professor Benton Jones, regardless of the unstated tensions in their shared earlier. As Benton and Sibyl interact to unravel a harrowing secret, their long-simmering spark flares to existence, they usually discover that there's anything much more magical among them than a medium's scrying glass.

From the opium dens of Boston's Chinatown to the opulent salons of excessive society, from the again alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the great, The residence of Velvet and Glass weaves jointly meticulous interval aspect, intoxicating romance, and a last stunning twist in a wide ranging novel that might thrill readers.

Bonus good points within the e-book: Katherine Howe's essay on scrying; Boston day-by-day Globe article at the sizeable from April 15, 1912; and a studying workforce advisor and Q&A with the writer, Katherine Howe.

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Wish Her Safe At Home

By Stephen Benatar

Rachel Waring is deliriously satisfied. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in one other city—and she sheds her previous existence instantly. long past is her uninteresting administrative task, her mousy dresser, her downer of a roommate. she's going to dwell as a lady of relaxation, dedicated to good looks, creativity, expression, and love. as soon as put in in her new quarters, Rachel crops a backyard, takes up writing, and impresses all people she meets along with her awesome optimism. yet as Rachel sings and jokes the times away, her new pals start to wonder whether she should be taking her transformation just a little too far.

In Wish Her secure at Home, Stephen Benatar reveals humor and horror within the transferring area among elation and mania. His heroine may be the next-door neighbor of the Beales of Grey Gardens or a sister to Jane Gardam’s oddball protagonists, yet she has an ebullient attraction all her personal.

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Sunset Park: A Novel

By Paul Auster


A New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling writer of Invisible and The big apple Trilogy comes a brand new novel set throughout the 2008 monetary cave in. Sunset Park opens with twenty-eight-year-old Miles Heller trashing out foreclosed homes in Florida, the most recent cease in his flight around the state. while Miles falls in love with Pilar Sanchez, he unearths himself fleeing once more, going again to big apple, the place his family members nonetheless lives, and into an deserted residence of younger squatters in sundown Park, Brooklyn. Woven jointly from a variety of issues of view―that of Miles's father, an self sustaining e-book writer attempting to remain afloat, Miles's mom, a celebrated actress getting ready her go back to the hot York degree, and a number of the women and men who stay within the house―"Auster turns out to hold all of humanity within him" (Jan Stuart, The Boston Globe).

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Ma vie à Saint-Domingue

By Jean-Jacques Salgon

Ma vie à Saint-Domingue raconte une histoire, des histoires. D’abord celle de Toussaint Louverture, génial stratège et héros de los angeles révolte des esclaves dans l’ancienne colonie française de Saint-Domingue, aujourd’hui République d’Haïti, et que Napoléon healthy déporter et emprisonner au fortress de Joux où il mourut de froid et de maladie le 7 avril 1802.Celle aussi de ses enfants, Isaac et Placide, qui furent un temps les hôtes de los angeles France (qui les accueillit comme élèves dans son establishment Nationale des Colonies) avant d’y revenir, six ans plus tard, contraints et forcés, assignés à résidence, au second de l’arrestation de leur père. Celle de Déguénou, le père de Toussaint, capturé en Afrique et vendu comme esclave. Celle d’Aimé-Benjamin Fleuriau parti de l. a. Rochelle et devenu planteur à los angeles Croix-des-Bouquets, près de Port-au-Prince.À tous ces destins et d’autres encore se mêlent les propres souvenirs de l’auteur dans un système de réminiscences qui entrent en résonance avec l’histoire qu’il s’efforce de mettre au jour afin, nous dit-il, de se l. a. réapproprier, comme si on l’en avait préalablement privé. motor vehicle si – dans les circonstances dramatiques qui continuent de frapper Haïti – le projecteur a été soudain braqué sur ce can pay, son histoire et les liens particuliers qui l’unirent jadis à l. a. France sont encore trop méconnus. De ce manque ressenti est donc né un petit livre qui n’est en rien celui d’un historien mais plutôt celui d’un voyageur curieux qui aurait provisoirement choisi d’explorer le temps plutôt que l’espace.

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The Loney

By Andrew Michael Hurley

The eerie, suspenseful debut novel — hailed as “an remarkable piece of fiction” via Stephen King — that's taking the area by way of storm.

whilst the continues to be of a tender baby are chanced on in the course of a iciness typhoon on a stretch of the awful Lancashire sea coast referred to as the Loney, a guy named Smith is pressured to confront the terrifying and mysterious occasions that happened 40 years past whilst he visited where as a boy. at the moment, his devoutly Catholic mom was firm to discover therapeutic for Hanny, his disabled older brother. And so the relatives, besides contributors in their parish, launched into an Easter pilgrimage to an historical shrine. 

  
But no longer all the locals have been happy to determine viewers within the region. And whilst the 2 brothers came upon their lives entangling with a glamorous couple staying at a close-by apartment, they turned concerned about extra troubling rites. Smith feels he's the single one to understand the reality, and he needs to undergo the load of his wisdom, it doesn't matter what the fee. Proclaimed a “modern vintage” via the Sunday Telegraph (UK), The Loney marks the coming of an incredible new voice in fiction.

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The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon)

By Daniel Silva

Art restorer, murderer, spy—Gabriel Allon returns in The Fallen Angel, one other blockbuster espionage mystery from number one New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Silva. The acclaimed writer of Portrait of a Spy, Silva (“a global category practitioner of secret agent fiction” —Washington Post) is an undisputed grasp of the style who has introduced “new existence to the overseas mystery” (Newsday).

A breathtaking experience that races around the world, The Fallen Angel starts off in Rome, the place Allon is termed upon to enquire a homicide on the Vatican, one with disastrous repercussions that can plunge the area right into a clash of apocalyptic proportions. if you happen to haven’t but been drawn into Daniel Silva’s exciting universe of intrigue, risk, and unparalleled spycraft, commence here—and see why the Philadelphia Inqurer announces that, “The enigmatic Gabriel Allon is still some of the most interesting heroes of any mystery series.”

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Walden and Civil Disobedience

By Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau’s masterwork Walden is a set of his reflections on lifestyles and society.

In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he outfitted along with his personal arms alongside the seashores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. laying off the trivial ties that he felt sure a lot of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land either bodily and mentally, and pursued fact within the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how isolating oneself from the area of guys can really wake up the napping self. Thoreau holds quickly to the thought that you've now not actually existed until eventually you undertake one of these lifestyle—and purely then are you able to reenter society, as an enlightened being.
 
those easy yet profound musings—as good as “Civil Disobedience,” his protest opposed to the government’s interference with civil liberty—have encouraged many to embody his philosophy of individualism and love of nature. greater than a century and a part later, his message is extra well timed than ever.
 
With an creation by means of W.S. Merwin
and an Afterword via Will Howarth

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The Cambridge Companion to Camus (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Albert Camus is without doubt one of the iconic figures of twentieth-century French literature, one in every of France's most generally learn sleek literary authors and one of many youngest winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. because the writer of L'Etranger and the architect of the inspiration of 'the Absurd' within the Forties, he shot to prominence in France and past. His paintings however attracted hostility in addition to acclaim and he used to be more and more drawn into sour political controversies, in particular the problem of France's position and position within the kingdom of his delivery, Algeria. such a lot lately, postcolonial reviews have pointed out in his writings a suite of preoccupations ripe for revisitation. Situating Camus in his cultural and old context, this 2007 spouse explores his best-selling novels, his ambiguous engagement with philosophy, his theatre, his more and more high-profile paintings as a journalist and his mirrored image on moral and political questions that proceed to main issue readers at the present time.

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Lord of Misrule (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Jaimy Gordon

A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, darkish, and gorgeous international of small-time horse racing, the place running shoes, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little success is accessible at a run-down West Virginia tune .
 
Tommy Hansel has a plan: run 4 horses, all larger than they give the impression of being on paper, at lengthy odds at Indian Mound Downs, then seize the handbag -- or funds of venture -- and run earlier than anyone’s the wiser. At his part is Maggie Koderer, who unearths herself powerfully interested in the attractive, used up animals of the inexpensive music. She additionally lands within the cross-hairs of top coach Joe Dale Bigg. yet as information of Tommy’s plan spreads, from veteran groom drugs Ed, to mortgage shark Two-Tie, to Kidstuff the blacksmith, it’s Maggie, now not Tommy or the handlers of mythical stakes horse Lord of Misrule, who will locate what is precious in a global the place every little thing has a price.  
 

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A flor de piel

By Javier Moro

El 30 de noviembre de 1803, una corbeta zarpa del puerto de los angeles Coruña entre vítores y aplausos. En su interior viajan veintidós niños huérfanos cuya misión consiste en llevar l. a. recién descubierta vacuna de la viruela a los territorios de Ultramar. Los acompaña Isabel Zendal, encargada de cuidarlos. Los héroes de esta descabellada expedición, dirigida por el médico Francisco Xavier Balmis y su ayudante Josep Salvany, sobrevivirán a temporales y naufragios, se enfrentarán a l. a. oposición del clero, a l. a. corrupción de los oficiales y a los angeles codicia de quienes buscan lucrarse a costa de los desamparados. Si al ultimate esta aventura se convirtió en los angeles mayor proeza humanitaria de l. a. Historia, se debió no sólo al coraje de aquellos niños que se vieron abocados a salvar las vidas de tantísima gente, sino también al arrojo de los dos directores, hombres sin miedo que se disputaron el amor de l. a. única mujer a bordo. A raíz del descubrimiento de l. a. identidad de Isabel Zendal, Javier Moro, autor de Pasión india y El imperio eres tú, reconstruye una prodigiosa epopeya de los angeles mano de un personaje femenino inolvidable. Los protagonistas de A flor de piel, desgarrados entre los angeles pasión de salvar al mundo y l. a. necesidad de salvarse a sí mismos, son como luces en el horizonte oscuro del ultimate de una época. 

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