Tarka the Otter (Penguin Modern Classics)

Within the wild there is not any defense. The otter cub Tarka grows up along with his mom and sisters, studying to swim, capture fish - and to worry the cry of the hunter and the flash of the steel catch. quickly he needs to fend for himself, vacationing via rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, occasionally with the feminine otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, continuously at the run. finally, chased by means of a pack of hounds, he meets his nemesis, the fearsome puppy impasse, and needs to struggle for his existence.

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The Moons of Jupiter

By Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In those piercingly gorgeous and eternally unbelievable tales by way of essentially the most acclaimed present practitioners of the artwork of fiction, many stuff ensue: there are betrayals and reconciliations, amorous affairs consummated and mourned. however the precise occasions in The Moons Of Jupiter are the ways that the characters are remodeled over the years, coming to view their prior selves with an anger, remorse, and endless compassion that speak themselves to us with electrifying strength.

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Angel Falls: A Novel

By Kristin Hannah

Whilst Mikaela Campbell, liked spouse and mom, falls right into a coma, it truly is as much as her husband, Liam, to carry the kinfolk jointly and deal with their grieving, nervous kids. medical professionals inform Liam to not count on a restoration, yet he believes that love can accomplish what clinical technology can't. day-by-day he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her tales of the valuable lifestyles they've got outfitted jointly, hoping opposed to desire that she's going to get up. yet then he discovers proof of his wife’s mystery earlier: a hidden first marriage to celeb Julian True.
 
wanting to deliver Mikaela again at any price, Liam is aware that he needs to flip to Julian for support. yet will that selection price Liam his spouse, his relations, and every little thing he holds pricey? considered one of Kristin Hannah’s so much relocating novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and dedication, of a normal guy who dares to probability every little thing within the identify of affection.
 
Praise for Angel Falls
 
“A tearjerker . . . concerning the triumphs of family.”—Detroit unfastened Press
 
“An all-night studying affair—you won’t manage to placed it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you chuckle and cry.”—New York Post
 
 “A jewel . . . Hannah has carried out her premise completely and plumbed its implications for each ounce of feeling.”San Jose Mercury News
 
“Hannah writes of affection with compassion and conviction.”—Luanne Rice

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Cold Killing: A Novel

By Luke Delaney

Luke Delaney takes the mystery style to new heights together with his debut crime novel, Cold Killing—an unforgettable and haunting duel among a pro detective and an excellent serial killer.

Detective Inspector Sean Corrigan unearths the physique of a brutally murdered younger guy in his personal South London flat. Corrigan takes the case and shortly unearths himself embroiled in a dangerous cat-and-mouse video game with a ruthless and smart serial killer who adjustments his modus operandi whenever he kills, leaving no useable forensic facts behind...

Former London homicide squad detective Luke Delaney has created a solid of memorable and intricate characters during this darkish and mental page-turner.

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The Virgin Suicides: A Novel

By Jeffrey Eugenides

First released in 1993, The Virgin Suicides introduced the coming of a massive new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the 5 Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by way of the local boys--commit suicide one after the other over the process a unmarried 12 months. because the boys detect them from afar, transfixed, they piece jointly the secret of the family's deadly depression, during this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and demise. Jeffrey Eugenides inspires the feelings of sweet sixteen with haunting sensitivity and darkish humor and creates a coming-of-age tale in contrast to any of our time. tailored right into a seriously acclaimed movie through Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a latest vintage, a lyrical and undying story of intercourse and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

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Blonde Roots

By Bernardine Evaristo

The such a lot provocative debut novel of the yr, "a dizzying satire" (The New Yorker) that "boldly turns heritage on its head" (Elle).

What if the heritage of the transatlantic slave exchange were reversed and Africans had enslaved Europeans? How could that experience replaced the ways in which humans justified their inhuman habit? How would it not tell our cultural attitudes and the insidious racism that also lingers at the present time? We see this tragicomic international grew to become the wrong way up in the course of the eyes of Doris, an Englishwoman enslaved and brought to the hot international, movingly recounting reviews of super difficulty and the goals of the folks she has left in the back of, all whereas traveling towards an break out into freedom.

A poignant and dramatic tale grounded in provocative principles, Blonde Roots is a really unique, profoundly inventive novel.

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Captain Saturday

By Robert Inman

Will Baggett, television weatherman, is Raleigh, North Carolina’s largest star. With adoring fanatics, a pleasant condo, a son in clinical college, and a stunning spouse who's one of many town’s most sensible real-estate agents, Will’s existence is pretty well the best way he wishes it. yet his well-ordered global comes crashing down while a heartless conglomerate buys the television station and comes to a decision that might is a relic of the prior. attempting to get his activity again, he will get himself arrested and injures either his knee and his satisfaction. That’s while Will starts off to gain that greater than his occupation is in jeopardy: his marriage is coming aside and his son doesn’t like him greatly. simply whilst he thinks he’s hit backside, the earlier he idea he had escaped comes calling, and there are a few long-neglected money owed to be settled. How Will involves time period together with his heritage, resolves his difficulty with the legislation, will get to grasp his son – and himself – and attempts to recapture the magic of his marriage is the topic of Robert Inman’s swish, poignant, and comedian novel. it's also a narrative approximately how the recent South, with its booming financial system and sprawling towns, is stamping out the previous South and within the technique wasting a feeling of culture and id.

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The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale (Penguin Classics)

Joseph Conrad's darkish satire on English society

within the basically novel Conrad set in London, The mystery Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. the tale is woven round an assault at the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded through Verloc, a Russian secret agent operating for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist crew in Soho. His masters show him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating style, and whilst his evil plan is going horribly awry, Verloc needs to take care of the repercussions of his activities. whereas rooted within the Edwardian interval, Conrad's story is still strikingly modern, with its depiction of Londoners gripped through worry of the terrorists dwelling of their midst.

This version of The undercover agent contains a chronology, additional analyzing, notes and maps of London and Greenwich. In his advent, Michael Newton discusses London's real-life global of political anarchy, and Conrad's portrayal of the Verlocs' marriage.

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 easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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