84, Charing Cross Road pdf

84, Charing Cross Road  pdf

Title: 84, Charing Cross Road pdf

Author: Helene Hanff

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Writing,Books About Books,Autobiography,Memoir,Classics

Pages: 97 pages

84, Charing Cross Road pdf

This charming classic, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that will grab your heart and not let go.

 

The Thirteenth Tale pdf

The Thirteenth Tale  pdf

Title: The Thirteenth Tale pdf

Author: Diane Setterfield

Genre: ,Fiction,Mystery,Historical,Historical Fiction,Gothic,Writing,Books About Books,Adult,Historical,Book Club,Adult Fiction,Fantasy

Pages: 406 pages

The Thirteenth Tale pdf

All children mythologize their birth…So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter’s collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist. ,The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself — all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter’s story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission. ,As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. ,Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida’s storytelling but remains suspicious of the author’s sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves. ,The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children. Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing, make you wonder, move you to tears and laughter and, in the end, deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday life.

 

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society pdf

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  pdf

Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society pdf

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer,

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Romance,War,World War II,Book Club,War,Adult Fiction,Adult,Writing,Books About Books

Pages: 291 pages

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society pdf

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX – A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. ,”I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…,As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.,Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.,Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

 

The Shadow of the Wind pdf

The Shadow of the Wind  pdf

Title: The Shadow of the Wind pdf

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón,

Genre: ,Fiction,Historical,Historical Fiction,Mystery,Fantasy,Writing,Books About Books,Historical,Cultural,Spain,European Literature,Spanish Literature,Gothic,Magical Realism

Pages: 487 pages

The Shadow of the Wind pdf

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.,–back cover

 

The Woman Who Died a Lot pdf

The Woman Who Died a Lot  pdf

Title: The Woman Who Died a Lot pdf

Author: Jasper Fforde

Genre: ,Fantasy,Fiction,Mystery,Humor,Science Fiction,Writing,Books About Books

Pages: 384 pages

The Woman Who Died a Lot pdf

The BookWorld’s leading enforcement officer Thursday Next is four months into an enforced semi-retirement following an assassination attempt. She returns home to Swindon for what you’d expect to be a time of recuperation. If only life were that simple.,Thursday is faced with an array of family problems – son Friday’s lack of focus since his career in the Chronoguard was relegated to a might-have-been, daughter Tuesday’s difficulty perfecting the Anti-Smote shield needed to thwart an angry Deity’s promise to wipe Swindon off the face of the earth, and Jenny, who doesn’t exist.,And that’s not all. With Goliath attempting to replace Thursday at every opportunity with synthetic Thursdays, the prediction that Friday’s Destiny-Aware colleagues will die in mysterious circumstances, and a looming meteorite that could destroy all human life on earth, Thursday’s retirement is going to be anything but easy.

 

Enter Title Here pdf

Enter Title Here  pdf

Title: Enter Title Here pdf

Author: Rahul Kanakia

Genre: ,Young Adult,Contemporary,Realistic Fiction,Fiction,Young Adult,Young Adult Contemporary,Romance,Young Adult,High School,Writing,Books About Books,Academic,College,Young Adult,Teen

Pages: 343 pages

Enter Title Here pdf

I’m your protagonist—Reshma Kapoor—and if you have the free time to read this book, then you’re probably nothing like me.,Reshma is a college counselor’s dream. She’s the top-ranked senior at her ultra-competitive Silicon Valley high school, with a spotless academic record and a long roster of extracurriculars. But there are plenty of perfect students in the country, and if Reshma wants to get into Stanford, and into med school after that, she needs the hook to beat them all.,What’s a habitual over-achiever to do? Land herself a literary agent, of course. Which is exactly what Reshma does after agent Linda Montrose spots an article she wrote for Huffington Post. Linda wants to represent Reshma, and, with her new agent’s help scoring a book deal, Reshma knows she’ll finally have the key to Stanford.,But she’s convinced no one would want to read a novel about a study machine like her. To make herself a more relatable protagonist, she must start doing all the regular American girl stuff she normally ignores. For starters, she has to make a friend, then get a boyfriend. And she’s already planned the perfect ending: after struggling for three hundred pages with her own perfectionism, Reshma will learn that meaningful relationships can be more important than success—a character arc librarians and critics alike will enjoy.,Of course, even with a mastermind like Reshma in charge, things can’t always go as planned. And when the valedictorian spot begins to slip from her grasp, she’ll have to decide just how far she’ll go for that satisfying ending. (Note: It’s pretty far.)

 

The Book Jumper pdf

The Book Jumper  pdf

Title: The Book Jumper pdf

Author: Mechthild Gläser

Genre: ,Fantasy,Young Adult,Romance,Writing,Books About Books,Fiction

Pages: 371 pages

The Book Jumper pdf

Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.,Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

 

An Informal History of the Hugos pdf

An Informal History of the Hugos  pdf

Title: An Informal History of the Hugos pdf

Author: Jo Walton

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Writing,Books About Books,Writing,Essays,History

Pages: 576 pages

An Informal History of the Hugos pdf

The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been given out since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious award in science fiction.,Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award’s inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year’s full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time.,Walton’s cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field’s historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and the late David G. Hartwell.,Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, this is a book for the many who enjoyed Walton’s previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great.

 

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves pdf

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves  pdf

Title: Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves pdf

Author: Glory Edim (Editor, Introduction),

Genre: ,Nonfiction,Writing,Essays,Feminism,Writing,Books About Books,Race,Short Stories

Pages: 272 pages

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves pdf

An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.,Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging can stick with readers the rest of their lives–but it doesn’t come around as frequently for all of us. In this timely anthology, “well-read black girl” Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black female writers and creative voices to shine a light on how we search for ourselves in literature, and how important it is that everyone–no matter their gender, race, religion, or abilities–can find themselves there. Whether it’s learning about the complexities of femalehood from Their Eyes Were Watching God, seeing a new type of love in The Color Purple, or using mythology to craft an alternative black future, each essay reminds us why we turn to books in times of both struggle and relaxation. As she has done with her incredible book-club-turned-online-community Well-Read Black Girl, in this book, Edim has created a space where black women’s writing and knowledge and life experiences are lifted up, to be shared with all readers who value the power of a story to help us understand the world, and ourselves.,Contributors include: Jesmyn Ward (Sing Unburied Sing), Lynn Nottage (Sweat), Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn), Gabourey Sidibe (This Is Just My Face), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Zinzi Clemmons (What We Lose), N. K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage), Nicole Dennis-Benn (Here Comes the Sun), Rebecca Walker (Black, White and Jewish), and more.

 

The Bookshop of Yesterdays pdf

The Bookshop of Yesterdays  pdf

Title: The Bookshop of Yesterdays pdf

Author: Amy Meyerson

Genre: ,Fiction,Writing,Books About Books,Mystery,Contemporary

Pages: 368 pages

The Bookshop of Yesterdays pdf

A woman inherits a beloved bookstore and sets forth on a journey of self-discovery in this poignant debut about family, forgiveness and a love of reading.,Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric Uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s twelfth birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear from him again until sixteen years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy—and one final scavenger hunt.