Contemporary Literature

Every Soul A Star

By Wendy Mass

And as streams of sunshine fan out at the back of the darkened sunlight just like the wings of a butterfly, I discover that I by no means observed genuine good looks until eventually now.

At Moon Shadow, an remoted campground, hundreds of thousands have amassed to trap a glimpse of an extraordinary and outstanding overall eclipse of the solar. 3 lives are approximately to be replaced forever:

Ally likes the straightforward issues in life-labyrinths, star-gazing, and comet-hunting. Her domestic, the moon shadow campground, is part of who she is. She refuses to visualize it the other way.

Popular, attractive (everybody says so), a destiny homecoming queen evidently. Bree wears her good looks like a go well with of armor. yet what's she attempting to hide?

Overweight and awkward, jack is used to spending loads of time by myself. but if chance knocks, he unearths himself in occasions he by no means may have imagined.

Told from 3 detailed voices and views, Wendy Mass weaves an complicated and compelling tale approximately strangers coming jointly, not likely friendships, and discovering one's position within the universe.

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Famous in Love

By Rebecca Serle

Soon to be a sequence on Freeform, previously ABC relatives, starring Bella Thorne.

"A must-read for an individual all for existence and love in the back of the scenes."--Bella Thorne, actor and writer of Autumn Falls

When Paige Townsen will get plucked from highschool obscurity to celebrity within the motion picture model of a blockbuster publication sequence, her existence alterations virtually in a single day. inside of a month, Paige has traded the quiet streets of her homeland for a bustling movie set at the seashores of Maui, and she or he is spending caliber time together with her costar Rainer Devon, one in every of People's Sexiest males Alive. but if big name Jordan Wilder lands the function of the opposite aspect within the movie's well-known love triangle, Paige's loopy new lifestyles starts to resemble her character's.
In this interesting story of romance and drama, either on-and offscreen, Paige needs to comply with a loopy new lifestyles with out the day-by-day aid of her family and friends, whereas realizing who she is--and who she wants--as the total global watches.

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By Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks is on the most sensible of his YA online game during this "provocative, suspenseful" (Booklist) novel. Now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks repackaging!

When Joe meets sweet, it kind of feels like a standard boy-meets-girl situation. They chat over espresso, she provides him her quantity, and he writes her a track. yet then Joe is drawn into Candy's global --- an international of gear, violence, and desperation. because the darkish fact approximately Candy's existence emerges, Joe unearths himself dealing with actual risk at each twist and switch. quickly Joe's conflicting feelings start to replicate Candy's, and he is aware that falling in love simply may be worthy the fight. This intoxicating story of heartache, threat, and desire will enthrall teenager readers.

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Glimpse (Zellie Wells, Book 1)

By Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Zellie Wells has a devastating overwhelm on Avery Adams, the son of her mom's highschool sweetheart. At her 16th birthday celebration, held within the basement of her dad's church, she eventually reveals the braveness to speak to him. seems, the devastating weigh down is mutual. As Avery takes her hand and leads her out onto the makeshift dance ground, Zellie is crushed by way of her first imaginative and prescient of his loss of life; surprising simply because not just are they either lined in his blood, yet they're previous, like 35, and he or she is pregnant. Afraid to inform someone in regards to the imaginative and prescient, (she'd simply be categorized a freaky black magic witch, right?) Zellie retains the information of Avery's destiny to herself and attempts to behave like several different youngster in love. once they get stuck on their method to a mystery rendezvous via her mother and his dad, they're forbidden to determine one another. confident that their mom and dad are freaking out unnecessarily, Avery and Zellie vow to be jointly it doesn't matter what. They proceed their courting in mystery till Zellie learns that their mom and dad are only attempting to hinder her and Avery from pain like they did. The visions are hereditary, they're harmful, and in the event that they remain jointly the visions will come precise. Now Zellie needs to make a choice from severing all ties with Avery, like her mother did to avoid his father's loss of life, and discovering how to swap Avery's destiny

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The Philosopher's Apprentice: A Novel

By James Morrow

A incredible thinker with a expertise for self-destruction, Mason Ambrose gratefully accepts a suggestion no ravenous ethicist may possibly refuse. He needs to trip to a personal tropical island and teach Londa Sabacthani, a stunning, really good adolescent who has misplaced either her reminiscence and her judgment of right and wrong in a freak twist of fate. Londa's soul is an empty vessel—and Mason's activity can be to fill it.

But all isn't because it turns out on Isla de Sangre. Londa's reclusive mom is secretly sheltering a moment baby whose moral sense is a clean slate. while the secret deepens, Mason confronts a daunting query: what's going to ensue while Londa, her head filled with lofty beliefs and her checking account crammed to bursting, ventures out to remake our fallen global in her personal image?

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The Writing Circle

By Corinne Demas

"You locate you just cannot positioned it down. this can be a remarkable booklet, stressful, enticing, and hugely recommended."
--Karen pleasure Fowler, writer of The Jane Austen e-book Club

"The exurbanite tradition and cultured pals Demas conjures up have a charmed staying power."
--Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating . . . offers readers a seat within the writing world."
--Sacramento publication Review

"An amazingly shrewdpermanent novel with intensity, drama, and warmth."
--Anita Shreve, writer of The Pilot's Wife

They name themselves the Leopardi Circle--six contributors of a writing team who proportion even more than their works in growth.

When Nancy, whose such a lot lately released paintings is a clinical e-newsletter, is requested to affix a writing crew made of verified writers, she accepts, warily. She's in no way definite that her novel is nice adequate for the corporate she'll be preserving. Her novel is a topic very as regards to her center, and she or he isn't really convinced she desires to percentage it with others, not to mention the area. yet Nancy quickly reveals herself as stuck up within the group's own lives as she is with their writing. She learns that nothing--love, kin, loyalty--is sacred or sure.

In the circle there is Gillian, a stunning, scheming, world-famous poet; Bernard, a pompous yet lovely biographer; Virginia, a revered historian and the peacemaker of the crowd, who additionally occurs to be Bernard's ex-wife; Chris, a divorced father and winning mystery author; and Adam, the youngest of the crowd, an aspiring novelist who's infatuated with Gillian. after which there is Nancy, an unassuming fiction author embarking on a brand new bankruptcy in her personal existence. They meet to learn their paintings aloud and provide suggestions. Over the process a 12 months, marriages are demonstrated, affairs start, and belief is damaged.

Through their complex relationships, those eccentric characters percentage their households, their beds, and their histories, and shortly locate that buried secrets and techniques have a manner of coming to gentle. Hearts holiday and feelings are driven to the restrict during this richly attractive story of affection, betrayal, and literature.

"Delicious reading!"

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The Trustworthy Redhead (Thorndike Press Large Print Famous Authors Series)

By Iris Johansen

Billionaire Alex Ben Raschid can’t keep in mind the final time he heard the observe “no.” As Houston’s fiscal powerhouse and inheritor to an enormous, oil-rich center jap sheikdom, Alex is used to getting what he desires. And whilst he lays eyes on Sabrina, the sensuous redhead employed to abdominal dance for his celebration, he desires her . . . and instantly units out to own her ― center and soul. however it is apparent that his virile and smug demeanour won't ever win him Sabrina’s center. may possibly Alex ever be humble sufficient to sway her? From an early age, Sabrina Courtney has needed to fend for herself. And ever because the guy who has consistently been like a brother to her suffered a clinical tragedy, she’s been taking good care of him, too. Paying the accounts along with her NoveltyGram activity, retaining them either afloat ― that’s what concerns to the reliable redhead. So while Alex starts off to ferociously pursue her, Sabrina is unimpressed. She’s sure that the mansion, the Italian activities automobile, and the smoldering eyes get him every little thing he wishes and extra from different girls, yet Sabrina isn't really like different girls. She can't even think falling for the billionaire ― till she does.

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How to Read the Air

By Dinaw Mengestu

A "beautifully written"* (New York occasions ebook Review) novel of redemption by means of a prize-winning foreign literary star.

From the acclaimed writer of The attractive issues that Heaven Bears comes a heartbreaking literary masterwork approximately love, kin, and the facility of imagination.

Following the dying of his father Yosef, Jonas Woldemariam feels forced to make feel of the unstable generational and cultural ties that experience solid him. forsaking his marriage and task in manhattan, he units out to retrace his mom and father's honeymoon as younger Ethiopian immigrants and weave jointly a kinfolk background that may take him from the war-torn nation of his mom and dad' formative years to a brighter imaginative and prescient of his lifestyles in the United States at the present time. In so doing, he crafts a narrative- actual or invented-that holds the opportunity of reconciliation and redemption.

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Wenn Schmetterlinge Loopings fliegen: Roman (allgemeine Reihe) (German Edition)

By Petra Hülsmann

Na, das kann ja heiter werden! Als Karo ihre neue Stelle bei einem großen Hamburger Fußballverein antritt, muss sie feststellen, dass sie nicht wie geplant im gehobenen administration anfangen wird, sondern sich ausschließlich um den Spitzenspieler des Vereins kümmern soll - als Chauffeurin und Anstandsdame. Denn Patrick ist zwar ein Riesentalent, steckt seine Energie aber momentan lieber ins ausschweifende Nachtleben als ins education.

Von der ersten Begegnung an ist klar, dass Patrick und Karo sich nicht ausstehen können. Doch irgendwann riskieren die beiden einen zweiten Blick - und das Gefühlschaos geht erst richtig los...

Witzig, charmant und unbeschwert - ein Roman zum Verlieben!

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The Little Red Chairs

By Edna O'Brien

A fiercely appealing novel approximately one woman's fight to reclaim a lifestyles shattered through betrayal, from one of many maximum storytellers of our time

One evening, within the useless of wintry weather, a mysterious stranger arrives within the small Irish city of Cloonoila. Broodingly good-looking, worldly, and charismatic, Dr. Vladimir Dragan is a poet, a self-proclaimed holistic healer, and a welcome disruption to the monotony of village existence. ahead of lengthy, the attractive black-haired Fidelma McBride falls below his spell and, defying the shackles of wedlock and conference, turns to him to treatment her of her inner most pains.

Then, one morning, the semblance is unexpectedly shattered. whereas en path to pay tribute at Yeats's grave, Dr. Vlad is arrested and printed to be a infamous battle legal and mass assassin. The Cloonoila group is devastated through this revelation, and not anyone greater than Fidelma, who's made to pay for her deviance and hope. In shame and totally on my own, she embarks on a trip that may deliver either profound complication and, finally, the chance of redemption.

Moving from eire to London after which to The Hague, THE LITTLE pink CHAIRS is Edna O'Brien's first novel in ten years -- a brilliant and unflinching exploration of humanity's potential for evil and artifice in addition to the bravest form of love.

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