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Download e-book for iPad: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

By David Eagleman

ISBN-10: 0307377342

ISBN-13: 9780307377340

ISBN-10: 0307389936

ISBN-13: 9780307389930

ISBN-10: 1491503629

ISBN-13: 9781491503621

without delay humorous, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a stunning exploration of unforeseen afterlives—each awarded as a vignette that gives a beautiful lens in which to work out ourselves within the the following and now.  in a single afterlife, you could locate that God is the scale of a microbe and ignorant of your life. In one other model, you're employed as a history personality in different people’s desires. otherwise you might locate that God is a married couple, or that the universe is operating backward, or that you're compelled to reside out your afterlife with stressful models of who you have been.  With a probing mind's eye and deep realizing of the human situation, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman deals splendidly imagined stories that shine an excellent gentle at the the following and now.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download e-book for kindle: Hunting Unicorns by Bella Pollen

By Bella Pollen

ISBN-10: 0802142087

ISBN-13: 9780802142085

ISBN-10: 1405088397

ISBN-13: 9781405088398

Hunting Unicorns is a classy, screamingly humorous, razor-sharp examine the British aristocracy in decline, from Bella Pollen.

Adrift in a swiftly altering international, the Bevans dangle to culture whereas wrestling with taxes, tree blight, and the necessity to retain the relatives skeleton firmly within the cupboard.

The Earl and Countess of Bevan--charming, mad, and emotionally abbreviated. Daniel, their eldest son--funny, shrewdpermanent, yet a hopeless alcoholic. Rory, his more youthful brother--sometimes moody, usually move, yet quite often furious.

Enter Maggie, an opinionated and sometimes ferocious American journalist for CBS's hard-hitting present affairs express Newsline. a long way happier sending again dispatches from the trenches of war-torn at any place, Maggie is none too happy at being pressured to analyze a documentary at the decline and fall of England's higher sessions.

When those worlds collide, not anyone is ready for the fallout.

The tale of 2 brothers with inextricable attachments and one lady without any, Hunting Unicorns is an not likely romantic comedy that explores loyalty and loss and, finally, having the braveness to danger every little thing within the pursuit of what quite counts.

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Whale Season: A Novel by N. M. Kelby PDF

By N. M. Kelby

ISBN-10: 0307336778

ISBN-13: 9780307336774

ISBN-10: 0307336786

ISBN-13: 9780307336781

One Christmas Eve, Whale Harbor is visited by way of a guy who thinks he’s Jesus and claims to be trying to find a online game of poker. yet, as traditional, issues usually are not really what they appear. Having a few model of the Lord on the town for his birthday creates an odd impact at the locals: not likely are breaking apart and making up and making out; a luxurious cellular domestic that belonged to an aged couple from New Jersey (until they disappeared after a run-in with “the Lord”) is received through a down-on-his-luck gambler in an out of this world hand of poker; the area’s such a lot famous and long-forgotten vacationer appeal is emerging up from a gap within the floor; and a gun not anyone has utilized in years is without notice in scorching call for. within the steamy climes of southern Florida, you're taking your miracles the place you may get them—and if that suggests being resulted in salvation via a schizophrenic with a rap sheet, so be it.

In the rollicking culture of Carl Hiaasen’s Tourist Season, with the center of Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon, and peopled through the type of colourful characters who will be relatively at domestic in any Tom Robbins novel, N. M. Kelby’s Whale Season is a pointy and humorous novel made of equivalent elements comedian event and serial-killer encouraged mayhem.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Get Democracy (Vintage International) PDF

By Joan Didion

ISBN-10: 0671419773

ISBN-13: 9780671419776

ISBN-10: 0679754857

ISBN-13: 9780679754855

ISBN-10: 1531805493

ISBN-13: 9781531805494

Inez Victor understands that the foremost casualty of the political lifestyles is reminiscence. however the humans round Inez have made careers out of wasting music. Her senator husband desires to disregard the failure of his final bid for the presidency. Her husband's handler would favor the clicking to disregard that Inez's father is a assassin. And, in 1975, the yr during which a lot of this bitterly humorous novel is determined, the USA is doing its most sensible to lose tune of its one-time shopper, the lethally hemorrhaging republic of South Vietnam.As conceived via Joan Didion, those personages and occasions represent the terminal fallout of democracy, a fallout that still comprises fact-finding junkets, senatorial groupies, the overseas fingers industry, and the Orwellian newspeak of the political category. relocating deftly from Honolulu to Jakarta, among romance, farce, and tragedy, Democracy is a travel de strength from a author who can dissect a complete society with a unmarried phrase.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood: A Novel (FSG Classics) PDF

By Flannery O'Connor

ISBN-10: 0374530637

ISBN-13: 9780374530631

ISBN-10: 0571179134

ISBN-13: 9780571179138

ISBN-10: 1441753702

ISBN-13: 9781441753700

Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's incredible and haunting first novel, is a vintage of twentieth-century literature. fascinated about the tale of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old stuck in an endless fight opposed to his innate, determined destiny, this story of redemption, retribution, fake prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms provides us some of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.

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Download PDF by Norman Rush: Subtle Bodies (Vintage International)

By Norman Rush

ISBN-10: 1400077133

ISBN-13: 9781400077137

ISBN-10: 1611739985

ISBN-13: 9781611739985

In his long-awaited new novel, Norman Rush, writer of 3 immensely praised books set in Africa, together with the best-selling vintage and nationwide publication Award-winner Mating, returns domestic, giving us a worldly, frequently comical, romp throughout the specific joys and tribulations of marriage, and the dilemmas of friendship, as a gaggle of faculty pals reunites in upstate manhattan twenty-some years after commencement.

When Douglas, the ringleader of a clique of self-styled wits of “superior sensibility” dies all at once, his 4 final buddies are summoned to his luxe property excessive within the Catskills to memorialize his existence and mourn his passing. Responding to an imprecise feel of emergency within the name, Ned, our hero, flies in from San Francisco (where he's the most organizer of a march opposed to the approaching Iraq war), pursued immediately via his livid spouse, Nina: they’re at a severe element of their try and get Nina pregnant, and she’s ovulating! it really is Nina who offers us a pointed, irreverent observation because the acquaintances start to meet up with each other. She isn't really above poking enjoyable at a few of their prior exploits and the issues they held pricey, and she’s fairly demanding at the departed Douglas, who she thinks undervalued her Ned. Ned is attempting manfully to figure what it was once that made this seize of souls his neighbors to start with, ahead of time, intercourse, paintings, and the brutal quirks of background formed them into who they're now––and, concurrently, to wager at what is going to come next.

Subtle Bodies is full of unforeseen, humorous, telling aperçus, along a deeper, relocating exploration of the meanings of lifestyles. a singular of humor, small pleasures, deep feelings. a unique to take pleasure in and to ponder.

This book variation incorporates a examining staff consultant.  

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Download e-book for iPad: Happy Death (Vintage International) by Albert Camus

By Albert Camus

ISBN-10: 0394472624

ISBN-13: 9780394472621

ISBN-10: 0679764003

ISBN-13: 9780679764007

In his first novel, a contented demise, written while he was once in his early twenties and retrieved from his inner most papers following his dying in I960, Albert Camus laid the basis for The Stranger, focusing in either works on an Algerian clerk who kills a guy in chilly blood. yet he additionally published himself to an quantity that he by no means could in his later fiction. For if a contented dying is the learn of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his lifestyles, it's also a remarkably candid portrait of its writer as a tender man.

As the unconventional follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's condo -- after which, fleeing, in a trip that takes him via levels of exile, hedonism, privation, and demise -it offers us a glimpse into the mind's eye of 1 of the good writers of the 20th century. For this is the younger Camus himself, in love with the ocean and solar, enraptured via ladies but disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of motion and ethical accountability that may make him primary to the concept of our time.

Translated from the French via Richard Howard

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Big Guns: A Novel by Steve Israel PDF

By Steve Israel

ISBN-10: 1501118021

ISBN-13: 9781501118029

ISBN-10: 1508263833

ISBN-13: 9781508263838

ISBN-10: 1788544293

ISBN-13: 9781788544290

From Steve Israel, the congressman-turned-novelist who writes “in the full-tilt type of Carl Hiaasen” (The Washington Post), comes a comic book story concerning the amazing firearm undefined, a small ny city, and Washington politics.

When Chicago’s Mayor Michael Rodriguez begins a countrywide crusade to prohibit handguns from America’s towns, cities, and villages, Otis Cogsworth, the rich chairman and CEO of Cogsworth foreign fingers concerns concerning the results on his corporation. In reaction he and lobbyist Sunny McCarthy persuade an Arkansas congressman to introduce federal laws mandating that each American needs to personal a firearm. occasions quickly escalate.

Asabogue’s Mayor Lois Leibowitz passes an ordinance to prohibit weapons within the town—right in Otis Cogsworth’s yard. Otis retaliates by way of orchestrating a bear in mind election opposed to Lois and Jack Steele, a wealthy city resident, runs opposed to her. even if the election is for the mayor of a village on manhattan, Steele brings within the great weapons of yank politics to defeat Lois: political specialists, tremendous PACs, and celebrities. quickly, hundreds of thousands of pro-gun and anti-gun partisans descend on Asabogue, besides an collection of seriously armed rightwing militias and the nationwide information media. Bucolic Asabogue turns into a tinderbox. in the meantime, Washington politicians in either events are stuck among a amazing gun foyer whose help they want for reelection and the absurdity of requiring that each American with waivers for kids below age 4 hold a gun. What ensues is a discomfiting, hilarious indictment of the kingdom of yankee politics.

Former ny Congressman, Steve Israel has firsthand wisdom of the cynicism and corruption on the center of our political procedure. Big Guns will make you snort, will make you indignant, and should make you're thinking that as you turn the pages quicker and quicker to determine what occurs next.

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New PDF release: The Sweetness of Honey: A Novel of Vengeance, Honor, and

By Petronius Jablonski

ISBN-10: 1719530866

ISBN-13: 9781719530866

whilst a skirmish of functional jokes escalates, 3 males study the boundary setting apart pranks from vengeance is drawn in airborne dirt and dust. an eye fixed for a watch turns into a valueless consultant as soon as they’re lashing out blindly. stuck within the crossfire in their reprisals, Vicki, a sarcastic hairstylist, needs to make a decision no matter if to take aspects in a conflict or play Gandhi to madmen.

The bullied turns into the bully whilst Nelson can pay Duncan and Tyler again for youth torments. Such rankings by no means remain settled. Duncan, an obsessive bobblehead collector, sees sensible jokes as artwork. To Tyler it’s all approximately honor. once they retaliate, the sleep of forgiveness brings forth monsters: a blitzkrieg the place suspicion dissolves alliances, jointly guaranteed destruction isn't any deterrent, and accidental effects mock all conflict plans.

With warfare comes collateral harm. Hypnotized by means of a bobble-wielding Duncan, Vicki perpetrates a merciless prank opposed to Tyler. Upon understanding she’s getting used as a human IED, the enemy of her enemy turns into her boyfriend. Unknown is whether or not she’s selected definitely the right aspect, or if there's one.

Fantasies of Revenge are indigenous to a shadowy land the place nightmares, archetypes, and bestial yearnings vie for dominion. the beauty OF HONEY charts this territory, providing the forbidden fruit of schadenfreude. “Revenge is sweeter some distance than flowing honey,” stated Homer. Bears aren’t the one species keen to undergo worry for a taste.

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Get Coincidence Engine PDF

By Sam Leith

ISBN-10: 0307716422

ISBN-13: 9780307716422

“A large novel—droll, savvy, unique. An invigorating blast of fiction.”
—William Boyd
, writer of Any Human Heart and Restless.”
A typhoon sweeps off the Gulf of Mexico and, within the again nation of Alabama, assembles a passenger jet out of outdated bean cans and junkyard waste. This piques the curiosity of the enigmatic Directorate of the tremendous unbelievable. Their fascination with this random occasion units into movement a madcap caper that would assemble a hilarious forged of characters, together with: an eccentric mathematician, final heard of investigating the physics of loose will; a lovelorn Cambridge postgraduate who has trigger to the US with a hoop in his pocket and desire in his middle; and a member of the Directorate with out means for imagination.  What ensues is a chaotic chase throughout a completely learned, hyper-real the USA, haunted via insanity, homicide, flawed id, and conspiracy.  The twist of fate Engine is a full of life, boisterous debut that heralds the coming of a massive new talent.

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