Download E-books The Quarry PDF

By Damon Galgut

A exciting parable of demise and deception from the Booker-shortlisted Galgut. On a lonely stretch of highway a guy choices up a hitchhiker. the motive force is a minister on his solution to a brand new rural congregation. The passenger, a fugitive. whilst the minister realizes this, the fugitive kills him. He assumes his vestments and identification, merely to find that certainly one of his first tasks because the new minister is to preside over his victim's funeral. because the fugitive and the neighborhood police leader play a stressful video game of cat and mouse, culminating in a pursuit around the desolate veldt, Damon Galgut provides us a spare, devastating wrestle for man’s such a lot prized characteristic: freedom.

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Download E-books In the Balance & Tilting the Balance (Worldwar Series) PDF

By Harry Turtledove

From Pearl Harbor to panzers rolling via Paris to the Siege of Leningrad and the conflict of halfway, conflict seethed around the planet because the flames of destruction rose greater and hotter.

And then, abruptly, the true enemy came.

The invaders appeared unstoppable, their expertise some distance past human achieve. and not earlier than had males been extra divided. For Jew to unite with Nazi, American with jap, and Russian with German was once unthinkable.

But the choice used to be even worse.

As the destiny of the area hung within the stability, slowly, painfully, humankind took up the stunning problem . . .

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Download E-books Cross Bones (A Temperance Brennan Novel) PDF

By Kathy Reichs

The key to a latest homicide lies within the sands of history.

reading a badly decomposed corpse is de rigueur for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. yet perplexing harm at the physique of a taking pictures sufferer, an Orthodox Jewish guy, indicates this can be no traditional Montreal homicide. while a stranger slips Tempe a photo of a skeleton unearthed at an archaeological web site, Tempe uncovers chilling ties among the useless guy and secrets and techniques lengthy buried within the airborne dirt and dust of Israel. touring there with Detective Andrew Ryan, Tempe plunges into a world secret as outdated as Jesus, and founded at the debatable discovery of Christ's tomb. Has a mastermind lured her into an difficult hoax? If now not, Tempe can be near to rewriting thousand years of background -- if she will be able to continue to exist the foes useless set on burying her.

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Download E-books The Weight of Silence PDF

By Heather Gudenkauf

It occurs quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering gentle drenches the humid Iowa air, households wake up to discover their little women have long past lacking within the night.

Seven-year-old Calli Clark is good, mild, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism attributable to tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.

Calli's mom, Antonia, attempted to be the easiest mom she may well in the confines of marriage to a more often than not absent, usually indignant husband. Now, although she denies that her husband will be taken with the prospective abductions, she fears her choice to stick in her marriage has fee her greater than her daughter's voice.

Petra Gregory is Calli's ally, her soul mate and her voice. yet neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from due to the fact their disappearance was once came across. eager to locate his baby, Martin Gregory is pressured to confront an aspect of himself he didn't comprehend existed underneath his highbrow, professorial demeanor.

Now those households are tied through the query of what occurred to their childrens. And the answer's trapped within the silence of unstated kin secrets.

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Download E-books Secrets of the Tudor Court PDF

By D. L. Bogdan

While younger Mary Howard gets the inside track that she is going to be leaving her domestic for the grand courtroom of King Henry VIII, to wait his mistress Anne Boleyn, she is ecstatic. every little thing Anne touches turns out to show to gold, and Mary is sure Anne will sooner or later turn into Queen. yet Mary has additionally obvious the King's fickle nature and the way simply he discards those that have been as soon as just about him...Discovering that she is a pawn in a gently orchestrated plot devised through her father, the duke of Norfolk, Mary dare now not disobey him. but regardless of all of her efforts to thrill him, she too falls prey to his chilly wrath. no longer until eventually she turns into betrothed to Harry Fitzroy, the Duke of Richmond and son to King Henry VIII, does Mary unearths the affection and approval she's been looking. yet simply whilst Mary believes she is ultimately freed from her father, the tides flip. Now Mary needs to discover ways to play her half good in a deadly chess video game which could switch her existence - and the process heritage.

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Download E-books A Grain of Wheat (Penguin African Writers) PDF

The best-known novel by means of the good Kenyan writer

Set within the wake of the Mau Mau uprising and at the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a gaggle of villagers whose lives were remodeled by means of the 1952–1960 Emergency. on the heart of all of it is the reticent Mugo, the village's selected hero and a guy haunted by means of a bad mystery. As we research of the villagers' tangled histories in a story interwoven with fable and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, together with Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly tale unfolds within which compromises are pressured, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous by way of introductions and notes by means of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Tea with Milk PDF

By Allen Say

At domestic in San Francisco, may perhaps speaks jap and the relations eats rice and miso soup and beverages eco-friendly tea. while she visits her buddies' houses, she eats fried fowl and spaghetti. may possibly plans sometime to visit university and stay in an condominium of her personal. but if her kin strikes again to Japan, she quickly feels misplaced and homesick for the US. In Japan everybody calls her by way of her jap identify, Masako. She has to put on kimonos and take a seat at the ground. negative may possibly is bound that she's going to by no means think at domestic during this nation. finally could is anticipated to marry and a matchmaker is employed. Outraged on the proposal, may perhaps units out to discover her personal manner within the giant urban of Osaka. With based watercolors comparable to Grandfather's trip, Allen Say has created a relocating tribute to his mom and dad and their route to researching the place domestic particularly is. The accompanying tale of his mom and her trip as a tender girl is heartfelt. Vividly portraying the sleek formality of Japan, Tea with Milk successfully captures th

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Download E-books Killer Elite (previously published as The Feather Men): A Novel (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) PDF

By Ranulph Fiennes

The “enthralling page-turner” (Library Journal) now a tremendous movie starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro

Here is a gripping novel, encouraged through real-life occasions, a few deepest crew of British vigilantes that units out to cast off a gang of cold-blooded agreement killers. From 1977 to 1990, 4 former British infantrymen die, one after the other, supposedly because of twist of fate or ailment. yet quickly a hyperlink is demonstrated among the sufferers: a shared undertaking within the barren region state of Oman, the place they fought for a sultan opposed to insurgents and ruined the lifetime of a rival sheikh, who in flip has despatched a band of assassins to methodically slay the warriors and salvage his satisfaction. Now those smart assassins are at the run from an underground team of SAS vets with not anything to lose, no time to waste, and a wish to dispense their very own type of justice—no topic the cost.

Previously released as The Feather Men

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Download E-books The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey PDF

By Walter Mosley

A significant literary event-nothing in need of a "tour de strength" (New York Times) via the acclaimed and cherished writer.

Marooned in an residence that overflows with mementos from the previous, 91-year-old Ptolemy gray is all yet forgotten through his kinfolk and the global. but if an unforeseen chance arrives, every little thing alterations for Ptolemy in methods as stunning and unanticipated as they're poignant and profound.

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Download E-books Vile Bodies PDF

By Evelyn Waugh

Within the years following the 1st global conflict a brand new iteration emerged, wistful and susceptible underneath the glitter. the intense younger issues of Nineteen Twenties London, with their paradoxical mixture of innocence and class, exercised their creative minds and vile our bodies in all types of capricious escapade. In those pages a bright collection of characters, between them the suffering author Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt quickly and furiously for ever higher sensations and the hedonistic success in their wishes. Evelyn Waugh's acidly humorous satire finds the darkness and vulnerability underneath the glowing floor of the excessive existence.

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