Contemporary Literature

The Unlikely Savior

By T. S. Seley Elliott

Air strength Sergeant Johnnie Carter awakes bloody and disoriented in the course of the Nevada barren region. the very last thing she recalls is being in path to a distant education situation whilst her sedan crashes right into a farmer's truck. yet now a complete stranger swears Johnnie miraculously seemed and stored her sick baby's lifestyles. All Johnnie wishes is to flee this own model of the Twilight quarter, yet as an alternative, she is propelled into an unstoppable chain of occasions teeming with obvious miracles, all of which appear to focus on her, even though she isn't really a prepared or perhaps awake player. Byron Hoffstedder believes in miracles and he additionally believes in Johnnie’s reward. He recalls her as a toddler who drifted via his native land years earlier than, he additionally understands what she did. Retired from educating, he turns into the “Angel Tracker” for a countrywide tabloid and he has an ulterior purpose. eventually, he will get the decision: a “soldier angel” named Johnnie reportedly stored a baby’s lifestyles. the tale supplies way over the teacher-turned-reporter dares to visualize. Byron’s findings validate his hopes; he resigns from the tabloid and narrows his seek, surprised by means of the value of what he reveals. millions of miles away and worlds except Johnnie or Byron, U.S. President Wing Liang is in the middle of an international political implosion. Hesitant to extra the clash with army motion or sanctions, he seeks how to store the area from itself. in brief, he wishes a miracle. As she encounters an eclectic forged of characters starting from circus employees and unspeakable criminals to area trip astronauts, the not going savior is catapulted towards her future. strange occasions unveil a strength of unimaginable means and Johnnie Carter seems to be on a quick path to save lots of the rustic, if no longer mankind. And within the process...she simply could shop herself.

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Die Verletzung

By Anna Enquist

Zehn Menschenschicksale, mit leichter Hand erzählt: Frauen, die One-Night-Stands haben, die verliebt sind oder furchtsam angesichts der Herausforderungen des Tages. Poetisch, sinnlich zeichnet die Autorin psychologisch dichte Porträts. In der Erzählung "Hunger" zum Beispiel das der 13-jährigen Hanna, die beinahe verhungert, weil sie sich geschworen hat, keinem Begehren mehr nachzugeben, nachdem ihr von einem Jungen, in den sie verliebt warfare, Gewalt angetan wurde. In einer anderen Erzählung bekommt eine Frau unerwartet ein verschollenes Bild von Vermeer gezeigt und im selben Atemzug höchste Liebeslust. Kurze Zeit später sind weder Bild noch Geliebter auffindbar. Hat sie nur geträumt? Poetische Erzählungen, die holländische Geschichte aus a hundred and fifty Jahren verknüpfen mit dem Seelenleben tiefer Charaktere.

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The Return of the Black Widowers

By Isaac Asimov

Until eventually his dying in 1992, writer Isaac Asimov could write greater than a hundred and twenty inventive stories of detection and deduction, and in sixty six of them he could current his armchair detectives, the Black Widowers, with the mind-teasing puzzles that they might attempt to unravel in often-quarrelsome dialog. The Black Widowers membership is assembly back. In a personal eating room at New York’s sumptuous Milano eating place, the six amazing males once again assemble for tremendous fare served impeccably by means of their peerless waiter, Henry. At desk, too, will in fact be that needful dinner visitor to problem their mixed deductive wit: a guy whose marriage hinges on discovering a misplaced umbrella; a girl shadowed through an adversary who understands her darkest secrets and techniques; a debunker of psychics not able to provide an explanation for his unnerving event in a haunted condominium; or a symphony cellist accused of attacking his spouse with a kitchen knife. as well as six tales that experience by no means ahead of seemed in any assortment, this quantity contains the 10 best-ever Black Widowers situations, between them the first actual to be released, in Ellery Queen secret journal, in addition to the 1st fresh Black Widowers tale to seem in additional than ten years.

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Chasing Marisol (Blueprint to Love Book 3)

By Lauren Giordano

Modern, small city romance: Blueprint to like sequence publication three. development government Jefferson Traynor has 0 difficulties attracting ladies. it truly is dumping them that explanations hassle. in the past. appealing, horny Marisol Ortega turns out resistant to his superpower charms. now not that he is attracted to something lasting, yet Mari is a blow to his ego, Up for a brand new problem, Jeff can have to install a few additional time in this one.

Marisol Ortega is on a mission-- construction the most secure women's defend she will negotiate on her shoestring price range. If flirting with a beautiful, cocky millionaire yields higher kitchen gear to feed the homeless-- then online game on. A unmarried mother to foster son Hector, Mari is juggling adequate difficulties. She cannot manage to pay for the distraction of the loopy sizzling guy pursuing her.

Love less than building: Chasing Marisol used to be purported to be a enjoyable, no-strings interlude whereas Jeff builds a secure shield for the powerful girls he has grown to respect. Falling for Mari and Hector used to be by no means within the specifications. dedication is not a part of his blueprint. yet spending time on the protect alterations him. while a toddler is going lacking, Jeff will cease at not anything to get him again. Marisol can see a destiny with Jeff, yet can she ever circulation prior outdated fears to threat development a glittery, new existence with him?

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Coldhearted & Crazy: Say U Promise 1

Whilst their mom and dad are came upon brutally murdered in a ditch, Kenya and London are left orphaned, pressured to navigate during the unforgiving streets of Detroit. They will be exact twins, yet they're as diverse as evening and day. With one struggling with relentlessly to make it out of the ghetto, the opposite eagerly embraces real hood existence and every little thing their deceased mom and dad believed in: promoting medicines, residing quick, or even death younger if it capability getting paid.

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The Mummyfesto

By Linda Green

While Sam, Jackie and Anna effectively crusade to avoid wasting their children's institution lollipop girl, they're requested by means of a television reporter in the event that they fancy status within the normal election.

It is, in fact, a loopy inspiration: Sam's youngest son has an incurable illness, Jackie is determined for one more baby and her mum is being affected by Alzheimers, Anna's young children - and marriage - are at risk of going off the rails.

But occasionally the craziest rules change into the easiest. And simply imagine what they can do in the event that they obtained to run the country...

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Spying in High Heels (High Heel Mysteries)

By Gemma Halliday

L.A. shoe fashion designer, Maddie Springer, lives her lifestyles by means of 3 principles: style. type. type. but if she stumbles upon the paintings of a brutal killer, her existence takes an unforeseen flip from Manolos to homicide. And issues in simple terms worsen while her boyfriend disappears - besides $20 million in embezzled money - and her each movement is by surprise lower than scrutiny by means of the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the aid of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mom, a three hundred pound psychic and one heavily oversexed ally, Maddie unearths herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the path of a assassin. yet can she trap a killer prior to the killer catches as much as her...

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The Implacable Order of Things

Winner of the José Saramago Literary Award

In an unnamed Portuguese village, opposed to a backdrop of critical rural poverty, generations of guys and girls fight with love, violence, demise, and—perhaps worst of all—the inescapability of fate.
 
A pair of twins conjoined on the pinky, a 120-year-old clever guy, a shepherd grew to become cuckold through a tremendous, or even the satan himself make up the unforgettably oddball solid of The Implacable Order of Things. As those misplaced souls come jointly and waft aside, José Luís Peixoto masterfully unearths the absurd, heartbreaking, and finally bewitching elements of human nature in a literary functionality that heralds the coming of an astoundingly talented and poetic writer.

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On the Heroism of Mortals (Vagabonds)

By Allan Cameron

This can be a choice of 11 brief tales whose universal subject is the heroism of our mistaken lives. It explores the arduousness of individuals s lives and covers such varied matters as human unity, generational swap, unmarried parenthood, family violence, the tragic complexity of revolution, police brutality, creative hubris, and the restrictions of rationalism. In `The Hat' , a polish Jew at the run in jap Europe is going to a city in look for nutrition and, noticing the massive variety of German infantrymen on patrol, hides himself in a funeral procession. yet he may be the simply mourner with no hat. As he walks alongside, one other guy locations his hat at the fugitive s head: an instance of guy s humanity to guy. In `Living with the Polish count number' , the younger Soviet Republic struggles to maintain international and reactionary forces at bay and in so doing loses the morality that in the first place encouraged them. In `The egocentric Geneticist' , lunch in a wise eating place exposes the rift among lecturers, either dogmatic and contemptuous of others, yet yet another strictly rational and the opposite extra prompted through his human feelings.

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Catching Jordan

By Miranda Kenneally

"Whoever stated soccer and ladies do not combine hasn't learn Catching Jordan. i could not positioned it down!" ― Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling writer of the Perfect Chemistry sequence

ONE OF THE BOYS

What woman does not are looking to be surrounded by means of wonderful jocks day in and day trip? Jordan Woods is not only surrounded by means of scorching men, though–she leads them because the captain and quarterback of her highschool soccer workforce. all of them see her as one of many men and that is simply superb. so long as she will get her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But every little thing she's ever labored for is threatened while Ty eco-friendly strikes to her institution. not just is he an awesome QB, yet he is additionally amazingly sizzling. And for the 1st time, Jordan's feeling susceptible. Can she continue her head within the online game whereas her heart's at the line?

"A appealing novel with a true and eye-catching depiction of highschool relationships, Catching Jordan exhibits an identical reverence for the human middle that it does for the sport of football." ―Karsten Knight, writer of Wildefire

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