Download E-books Secret Whispers PDF

By V.C. Andrews

Samantha is in her final 12 months of highschool at a truly particular all-girls tuition in upstate long island. it's been 4 years because she gave beginning to her daughter and because the dying of her sister, Cassie.

One day, Samantha’s roommate, Ellie, convinces her to wait a fraternity get together. There Samantha meets a good-looking younger guy named Ethan. the 2 boost a romantic dating, yet Samantha’s stories of her rape hinder her from consummating their union, and he or she confesses to Ethan that she has a daughter.

He is shocked, yet gives you to wait her commencement and meet her father and uncle. but if Ethan brings her again, Samantha discovers a wild social gathering happening in her room, and her girlfriends, together with her roommate, Ellie, mock Samantha. considering she’s additionally misplaced Ethan, Samantha walks out, unaware that conditions will quickly culminate in a stunning sequence of events—including insanity, betrayal, and homicide.

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Download E-books How To Get Into the Twin Palms PDF

By Karolina Waclawiak

"Just as Anya reinvents herself, Waclawiak's novel (her first) reinvents
the immigration story...At its so much illuminating, How to Get Into the
Twin Palms
 movingly portrays a protagonist cause on either developing and
destroying herself, on burning brightly at the same time she is going up in smoke."
-New York instances e-book Review

"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel How to Get into the dual Palms is a quietly gorgeous exploration of assimilation and private identity."
- David Gutkowski, Largehearted Boy's favourite Novels of 2012

"Karolina Waclawiak's debut novel with the spunky little greenback Radio press successfully upends the immigrant-novel formulation (more vodka, much less upwardly cellular striving), yet she's additionally performed an outstanding activity at depicting the determined measures that really lonely humans can take up an try to belong. Her complex antiheroine, Anya, consists of this moody tale correct to its disastrous end."
- Jennifer Croll, Georgia directly top Books of the Year

"Twin hands has resonance, humor laid over a pulsing knot of emotion,
and a transparent, fresh voice that you will want to learn extra of in the
- Insatiable Booksluts, Read This Book!

"Waclawiak writes approximately loneliness, isolation, and backbone in a fresh and quirky way."
- Michele Filgate, New York Magazine

"Waclawiak's mixture of unhappy, darkish humor is compelling and creates an
other-ness that is challenging to shake. in any case, taking the bus alongside with
Anya-now car-less-we suppose, like our narrator, a bit singed and
covered in ash. yet heck, perhaps that is not a foul method to begin over?"
- Larissa Zimberoff, The Rumpus

"The immigrant novel is a hallowed literary culture, but
Believer deputy editor Waclawiak's clean and peculiar reboot makes us
want to learn 1000000 more."
- Emily Temple, Flavorwire's 10 New needs to Reads for July

"A taut debut... [that] moves with the creeping suddenness of a broom fire."
-Publishers Weekly (*starred*)

"Waclawiak takes the immigrant novel and spins it on its head. a very good addition to 1.5 new release literature, fantastically written, humorous and touching."
-Gary Shteyngart

How to Get Into the dual Palms is the tale of Anya, a tender girl dwelling by myself in a Russian local in la, who struggles to hold her mom and dad' Polish tradition whereas attempting to assimilate into her newly followed community.

Anya stalks the within sight dual fingers nightclub, the head of exclusivity within the Russian neighborhood. determined not just to achieve front into the membership yet to belong there, Anya starts a deadly pursuit for Lev, a Russian gangster who frequents the possible impenetrable global of the dual Palms.

Karolina Waclawiak received her MFA in Fiction from Columbia college. She is Deputy Editor of The Believer and lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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Download E-books How I Lost You PDF

By Janet Gurtler

"I continuously notion we would be pals to the end."

Grace and Kya continually do every little thing jointly, and not anything can get within the approach in their friendship. they've got a pact: Sisters prior to Misters. Buds earlier than Studs.

Only Grace is familiar with what Kya's been via, or how a lot she wishes anyone to stay via her. it doesn't matter what. along with, Kya retains existence exciting―pulling Grace into issues she'd by no means dare to do on her personal. yet inch via inch, bold is commencing to flip risky. and style must make a decision how a long way she will visit store her friendship with Kya...before she finally ends up wasting every little thing else.

"Fascinating and unique."―Jennifer Brown, writer of Hate List, on Who I Kissed

"Gurtler handles complicated problems with friendship and constancy with laugh-out-loud humor and interesting frankness."―RT ebook Reviews, on If I Tell

"Gurtler's writing unfurls with the beautiful grace of a flower."―Sarah Ockler, bestselling writer of Fixing Delilah and Twenty Boy Summer on I'm no longer Her

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Download E-books The Whore of Babylon, A Memoir: A Novel PDF

By Katrina Prado

Katrina Prado is the writer of a number of novels, together with a secret sequence in addition to many literary brief tales. She has had fabric released in Woman's international, Potpourri, The Chrysalis Reader, The Santa Clara overview, Lite, and lady. Ms. Prado's reviews have additionally seemed in Yoga magazine. She has been a contract author for Woman's international journal and her paintings has aired on Public Radio's Valley Writers learn. She used to be a two-time panelist on the Sacramento Reads! ebook competition. Her brief tale Twig Doll gained first position within the 2000 Lite Circle Literary Contest. Her novel bins OF YEARS (March 27, 2002, emerging Tide Press) is accessible in any respect bookstores, in addition to from She lives along with her husband in northern California.

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Download E-books Hazing Meri Sugarman PDF

By M. Apostolina

Poor, expensive Cindy Bixby is a complete loser. Has been all her lifestyles. yet now as she enters collage, Cindy hopes to shed her loser methods -- get a few acquaintances and even perhaps (dare she imagine it?) get a boyfriend. Her first circulate out of loserdom: pledge Alpha Beta Delta.

There Cindy meets Meri Sugarman. Meri is not just appealing, she controls the sorority, a place that offers Meri extra strength than...well, perhaps now not God, yet definitely any individual inside of a one-hundred-mile radius. (How, you ask? give some thought to modern-day expertise and what you may do with it should you have been so (illegally) prone. Get the image? ;-) )

Meri teaches Cindy that she, too, will be ideal. she will be able to be attractive, attractive, and renowned, effect lecturers and politicians, or even have a boyfriend!

But whilst the recent Cindy crosses into Meri-only territory (hint: the place there is difficulty, search for boy), new -- very frightening -- Meri emerges. And Cindy realizes that at the back of all that good looks is an evil beast that needs to be stopped.

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Download E-books The Godforsaken Daughter PDF

By Christina McKenna

When Ruby Clare's father was once alive, they toiled jointly fortunately on their dairy farm in Northern eire. given that his dying, Ruby—thirty-three, plump yet comely—has been compelled interior and made a household drudge for Martha, her ceaselessly serious mom, and her prettier more youthful sisters, could and June.

But every thing adjustments while Ruby reveals her overdue grandmother's previous case within the attic. between its unusual contents: a curious, home made quantity known as The publication of Light.

As Ruby delves into its mysterious pages, she's enticed right into a such a lot beguiling international, whose attract and magnetic energy she unearths impossible to resist.

Martha, confident that her newly empowered daughter goes loopy, enlists the aid of the kindly parish priest, after which psychiatrist Henry Shevlin. Henry seems to be imperturbable, but is inwardly reeling from his wife's unexplained disappearance the former 12 months.

As Ruby undergoes treatment, she meets neighborhood bachelor farmer Jamie McCloone. via their shared loneliness and isolation the 2 locate the braveness to attach. yet will Ruby's mom let her daughter the happiness she so richly merits?

The Godforsaken Daughter is an unforgettable peek into small-town existence in Ireland's fresh prior. it is a excellent successor to McKenna's first “Tailorstown” novels, The Misremembered Man and The disappointed Widow.

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Download E-books Eleven Minutes: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes is the tale of Maria, a tender lady from a Brazilian village, whose first blameless brushes with love depart her heartbroken. At a young age, she turns into confident that she is going to by no means locate real love, in its place believing that “love is a poor factor that might make you endure. . . .” an opportunity assembly in Rio takes her to Geneva, the place she desires of discovering repute and fortune.

Maria’s despairing view of affection is placed to the try while she meets a good-looking younger painter. during this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to select from pursuing a direction of darkness—sexual excitement for its personal sake—or risking every thing to discover her personal “inner gentle” and the potential for sacred intercourse, intercourse within the context of affection.

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Download E-books And Yesterday Is Gone PDF

An epic coming-of-age novel concerning the bonds and historical past among males that intertwine their households together—for larger and for worse.

Steve is a seventeen-year-old runaway while he meets, Juan, the son of a fugitive drug lord. the 2 interact, deep within the Calaveras Mountains of California, on a wide marijuana-growing operation run via Juan’s father. Their friendship is fueled by way of the brutal stipulations and bad occasions that outline their day by day lives.

The utter loneliness in their international creates an enduring bond, and the lads ultimately get away. Steve is familiar with the 2 can be acquaintances for all times; Juan hopes they are going to be whatever extra. once they develop to manhood, Juan’s love for Steve endures. Steve marries, has childrens, and fulfills his dream of turning into a journalist for San Francisco’s best newspaper. Juan turns into a well-known artist who loves Steve’s son as if the boy used to be his personal, confessing to Steve that, “He is the one a part of you that i will ever claim.”

By turns heartbreaking, emotional, and provocative, And the day gone by Is Gone is a must-read novel concerning the changes—unexpected, unacceptable, and life-threatening—that can regulate our lives over the a long time.

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Download E-books The Scarlet Letter PDF

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

Like any of Hawthorne's novels, "The Scarlet Letter" has yet a narrow plot and yet few characters with a power at the improvement of the tale. Its nice dramatic strength relies fullyyt at the psychological states of the actors and their kin to each other, —relations of judgment of right and wrong, — kinfolk among wronged and wrongers. Its nice burden is the burden of unacknowledged sin as visible within the regret and cowardice and pain of the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale. Contrasted along with his hid soreness is the consistent confession, conveyed by means of the letter, that's compelled upon Hester, and has a double impression, — a healthy one, operating beneficently, and making her precious and benevolent, tolerant and considerate ; and an unhealthful one, which through the nice emphasis put on her transgression, the protecting her eternally below its ban and keeping apart her from her fellows, prepares her to damage clear of the lengthy repression and lapse back into sin whilst she plans her flight. Roger Chillingworth is an embodiment of sophisticated and subtle revenge. the main impressive state of affairs is likely to be "The Minister's Vigil," in bankruptcy xii. The e-book, notwithstanding corresponding in its tone and burden to a couple of the shorter tales, had a extra startling and dramatic personality, and a strangeness, which without delay took carry of a bigger public than any of these had attracted. although imperfectly comprehended, or even misunderstood in a few quarters, it used to be noticeable to have a brand new and exact caliber; and Hawthorne's acceptance grew to become nationwide.

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Download E-books Keeping Her: A LOSING IT Novella PDF

By Cora Carmack

Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards controlled to discover their happily-ever-after regardless of a slightly . . . ahem . . . advanced begin. via comparability, assembly the oldsters will be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the instant the pair lands in London, new snags simply continue cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, a couple of (mostly) minor mishap, and the conclusion that maybe they are not really as prepared for his or her destiny as they thought.

As it seems, the single factor tougher than discovering love is holding it.

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