Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran

By Pamela Redmond Satran

A narrative of proposal and transformation for the particularly determined housewife—now a television sequence from the writer of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!
She’s sufficiently old to be his mother.

Alice has continuously regarded younger for her age, in spite of her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife kind. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long past and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined desire of an entire new existence. So she shall we her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, rework her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, due to the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice seems really younger, as one evening in a ny bar confirms. at the hours of darkness, she kisses a boy who used to be in diapers while she used to be in excessive school.

She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.

The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her considering that if not anyone asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a role she had in short ahead of turning into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply manner cooler than women his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time on account that she used to be twenty-nine, or in all probability ever, Alice feels that existence is ripe with probability. regrettably one hazard is that she’s gonna get caught.

hard the adage that the reality will set you unfastened, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re purely as younger as you're feeling.

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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

By Khaled Hosseini

An unforgettable novel approximately discovering a misplaced piece of your self in a person else.

Khaled Hosseini, the number 1 New York Times–bestselling writer of The Kite Runner and A Thousand ideal Suns, has written a brand new novel approximately how we adore, how we look after each other, and the way the alternatives we make resonate via generations. during this story revolving round not only mom and dad and kids yet brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the various ways that households nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for each other; and the way usually we're shocked through the activities of these closest to us, on the occasions that topic so much. Following its characters and the ramifications in their lives and offerings and loves round the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the tale expands steadily outward, turning into extra emotionally advanced and robust with every one turning web page.

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Homeric Questions by Gregory Nagy

By Gregory Nagy

The "Homeric Question" has vexed Classicists for generations. was once the writer of the Iliad and the Odyssey a unmarried person who created the poems at a selected second in background? Or does the identify "Homer" disguise the shaping impression of the epic culture in the course of a protracted interval of oral composition and transmission?
In this cutting edge research, Gregory Nagy applies the insights of comparative linguistics and anthropology to provide a brand new historic version for knowing how, whilst, the place, and why the Iliad and the Odyssey have been finally preserved as written texts that may be passed down over millennia. His version attracts at the comparative facts supplied by means of dwelling oral epic traditions, within which every one functionality of a track frequently comprises a recomposition of the narrative.
This facts means that the written texts emerged from an evolutionary approach within which composition, functionality, and diffusion interacted to create the epics we all know because the Iliad and the Odyssey. bound to problem orthodox perspectives and galvanize full of life debate, Nagy's publication may be crucial examining for all scholars of oral traditions.

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Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period (The

Initially released in 1983, The Cambridge historical past of Arabic Literature used to be the 1st normal survey of the sector to were released in English for over fifty years and the 1st tried in such element in a multi-volume shape. The volumes of the background offer a useful resource of reference and figuring out of the highbrow, literary and spiritual history of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic global. This quantity starts off its assurance with the oral verse of the 6th century advert, and ends with the autumn of the Umayyad dynasty centuries later. inside this era fall significant occasions: the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, the founding of the Islamic faith, the good Arab Islamic conquests of territories open air the Arabian Peninsula, and their assembly, as overlords, with the Byzantine and Sasanian global. participants to this quantity speak about an array of themes together with the affects of Greeks, Persians and Syrians on early Arabic literature.

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The Woman and the Ape: A Novel by Peter Høeg, Barbara Haveland

By Peter Høeg, Barbara Haveland

The lady and the Ape is the tale of a different and unforgettable couple—Madelene and Erasmus. Madelene—a sound asleep attractiveness napping lightly in an alcoholic stupor—is the attractive and disappointed spouse of Adam Burden, a wonderful habit scientist. Erasmus—the not likely prince—is a 300-pound ape.

Erasmus is dropped at the Burdens' London domestic after escaping from animal smugglers. In him Adam Burden believes he has came across a hitherto unknown mammal, a extremely smart anthropoid ape, the nearest factor but to a individual. If he's correct, Erasmus becomes the jewel of Burden's new zoo. yet Madelene comes to a decision to save lots of Erasmus, making an investment in her efforts the entire single-mindedness she earlier has reserved for consuming. the 2 fall in love—a love affair as emotionally and erotically charged as any female-male dating may well ever be. yet Erasmus has come to England with a goal, and at last the couple needs to face the realm they've got sought to flee.

A myth for our time, the girl and the Ape poses looking out questions about the character of affection, freedom, and humanity

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The Unsettled Dust by Robert Aickman

By Robert Aickman

Aickman's 'strange stories' (his most well-liked time period) are built immaculately, the neuroses of his characters painted in sophisticated colors. He builds dread by means of the regular accrual of practical aspect, until eventually the reader realises that the protagonist is heading in the direction of their doom as though in a dream.

The Unsettled Dust was once first released as a set in 1990. Aickman obtained the British fable Award for 'The Stains'.

'We are all capability sufferers of the powers Aickman so skilfully conjures and commands.' Robert Bloch

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Perla by Carolina De Robertis

By Carolina De Robertis

A coming-of-age tale, according to a up to date stunning bankruptcy of Argentine heritage, a couple of younger lady who makes a devastating discovery approximately her origins with the aid of an enigmatic houseguest.

Perla Correa grew up a privileged in simple terms baby in Buenos Aires, with a chilly, polished mom and a straitlaced naval officer father, whose occupation she discovered early on to not expose in a rustic nonetheless reeling from the abuses perpetrated by way of the deposed army dictatorship. Perla is familiar with that her mom and dad have been at the flawed facet of the clash, yet her love for her papá is unconditional. but if Perla is startled by way of an uninvited customer, she starts off a trip that might strength her to confront the unease she has suppressed all her existence, and to make a wrenching determination approximately who she is, and who she's going to become.

This booklet variation contains a studying crew consultant.

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Marguerite de la nuit; suivi de À l'hôpital Marie-Madeleine by Pierre Mac Orlan

By Pierre Mac Orlan

Montmartre en 1924. Dans un meublé de l. a. position du Tertre, un vieillard achève tristement sa vie. mais il s'appelle Faust - Georges Faust - et ce nom, entre tous, est fait pour donner de l'espoir aux vieux messieurs.

Avec marguerite de l. a. nuit, où le fantastique du mythe s'insère merveilleusement dans le Paris des années vingt, Pierre Mac Orlan a écrit l'un des plus célèbres de ces contes insolites où excelle son génie poétique.

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