House of Dreams by Pauline Gedge

By Pauline Gedge

Within the tiny hamlet of Aswat, a ways to the south of the royal capital, a gorgeous younger woman wishes greater than the meagre clients her village deals. made up our minds and creative, she is quickly to jump upon a chance while the nice seer Hui, who's additionally health practitioner to Pharaoh, visits Aswat to commune with its god, Wepwawet. Taken below Hui’s wing to turn into a healer, she has no proposal of his genuine plans for her—plans that may deliver her as regards to Pharaoh as his favorite concubine, yet will eventually enmesh her in courtroom intrigue of the main harmful style. apartment of goals is a strong tale of ardour and jealousy, wealthy with the main points of historical Egyptian lifestyles.

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Love Stories in This Town by Amanda Eyre Ward

By Amanda Eyre Ward

From San Francisco to Savannah, Montana to Texas, Amanda Eyre Ward’s characters are united of their fervent seek to discover a spot the place they honestly belong. Annie, a librarian in a small mining city, needs to choose from the one domestic she’s ever recognized and the potential of a brand new destiny. Casey, a suburban New Yorker with a wry humorousness, braves the relationship scene after wasting her husband. And in six associated tales spanning a decade of her existence, Lola Wilkerson navigates elopement, motherhood, and lingering questions about who she desires to be whilst she grows up. even if exploring the fierceness of a mother’s love or the consolations of marriage, Amanda Eyre Ward’s tales are imbued with humor, clear-eyed perception, and emotional richness.

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The Event: Literature and Theory by Ilai Rowner

By Ilai Rowner

What is an occasion? From a philosophical standpoint, occasions are abnormal occurrences—moments of switch and interruption—categorized through human belief, language, and inspiration. whereas philosophers have pored over the topic of occasions widely in recent times, The occasion: Literature and Theory seeks to flooring it: what's literature’s method of the development? How does literature produce and provides testimony to events?
Ilai Rowner’s research not just revisits essentially the most vital thinkers of our time, together with Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, and Martin Heidegger, it additionally develops a severe method of literature that questions the that means of the literary occasion via examinations of literary works via Marcel Proust, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and T. S. Eliot.
Rowner deals a brand new approach to considering the actual features of the development inside of literary works and defines the artistic price of literature because the aspiration towards the un-happening in the happening. during this learn the adventure of literature—as an act of either writing and reading—becomes the fight to seize the over the top stream of the development whereas additionally revealing the artistic strength inside of that paintings of literature.


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Sweet Ember by Barbara Delinsky

By Barbara Delinsky

A vintage love tale through long island occasions bestselling writer Barbara Delinsky, again in print for the 1st time in years and warranted to please her fanatics, outdated and new.Stephanie Wright used to be simply 19 the 1st time she ran, heartbroken and indignant, out of Douglas Weston's existence. She and Douglas, a devastatingly good-looking tennis camp teacher, shared a summer season marked by way of a gradual love, capped through one evening of sensuous ardour -- via a negative, unforgivable betrayal that despatched her fleeing. 8 years later, upon her go back to the camp, Stephanie needs to struggle the sentiments that first drew him to her And now there's Melissa, her appealing seven-year-old daughter; who smiles up at her tennis instructor with grey eyes that replicate his personal.

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Hot Flash Holidays (Hot Flash Club, Book 3) by Nancy Thayer

By Nancy Thayer

The intrepid ladies of the new Flash membership are again for the vacations, soothing jingled nerves and under pressure consumers of their specific spa and celebrating the thrill of the season. In her witty and delightfully wisecracking prose, Nancy Thayer tells a heartwarming story choked with enjoyable, secrets and techniques, romance–and an abundant dose of fine cheer.

When the recent Flash buddies assemble on the spa to trim the Christmas tree, they percentage steaming mugs of sizzling chocolate, a couple of laughs, and a vow to make this vacation one to recollect. And it is–but no longer within the joyful, ho-ho-ho means they anticipated. as a substitute, Christmas brings kin conflicts, loved ones injuries, airplane delays–and that’s simply the beginning.

After a damaging vacation season, the ladies make resolutions that they intend to maintain . . . in an ideal global. yet life–and their associates and relatives–cause issues. Shirley lends monetary aid to her boyfriend’s schemes, which infuriates Alice, whose personal son commits an act she’s unsure she will be able to settle for. Marilyn travels to Scotland and falls in love, yet her octogenarian mom wishes her at domestic. And whilst Polly and Faye locate themselves pitted opposed to one another by means of a more youthful lady, an they triumph over this conflict to make a brand new, entrepreneurial dream come actual? Then genuine catastrophe moves, bringing new demanding situations and miraculous revelations.

Just as each month of the yr throws new difficulties at us all, so too does the top of the 12 months provide us the opportunity to reunite and placed those difficulties
into their right point of view. And while the recent Flash 5 celebration for the vacations, we should always anticipate not anything lower than the unforeseen.

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Rules for a Pretty Woman by Suzette Francis

By Suzette Francis

Dr. Lenny Faulkner, a unmarried, African American health professional resides a charmed existence in Atlanta; in comparison to the negative youth she skilled turning out to be up in Madoosa County, a small southeast component of Georgia that reeks of the neighborhood field production plant. Lenny is devoted to the care and therapy of her woman sufferers. Lenny has been profitable in attaining all her pursuits other than one: She yearns to marry her live-in love Ralph and begin a family.

in truth, the alarm on Lenny's organic clock is ringing loud and clear---she's turning thirty-five, yet Ralph, does not pay attention it. rather than featuring, he all at once ends their nine-year dating, empties their joint checking account and runs off with one other lady. including to Lenny's distress, she learns that her mom is demise of melanoma, with just a couple of months to live.

Feeling completely defeated, she discovers her 5th grade diary, which incorporates a listing of principles she had created to dwell by way of. interpreting them after such a lot of years, Lenny realizes that she has someway buried the depth she confirmed in her adolescence that helped her get out of Madoosa County.

The diary turns into the impetus Lenny must commence taking entire cost of her lifestyles back. She discovers that Ralph leaving isn't really any such loss and that her newfound power has opened the door to new chances, together with love.

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Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense by Diane Mott Davidson

By Diane Mott Davidson

Caterer and sleuth extraordinaire Goldy Schulz returns in one other tasty and suspenseful experience from manhattan instances bestselling writer Diane Mott Davidson Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz chefs up large hassle as she attempts to aid her longtime pal and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. whilst the condo apartment shared via Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed via arson, the pair movement in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. yet then Ernest is shot lifeless and his home is set on hearth, approximately killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and 9 beagle domestic dogs that Ernest had lately rescued from a dog mill. involved for her pals, Goldy invitations them to stick with her whereas the sheriff’s division investigates. but even Goldy’s condominium isn’t secure, and after a failed break-in by way of an unknown intruder a cop is distributed to maintain an eye fixed on issues. Then a moment physique is located. Swapping her chef’s hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy steps up the research. yet she’s obtained to maneuver quickly. It’s crunch time to shut in on a killer, prior to he can shut in on her. jam-packed with probability in addition to laughs, tremendous foodstuff, and delicious recipes, Crunch Time is a scrumptious indulgence bound to fulfill all of Goldy’s fanatics.

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