Syrian Brides pdf

Syrian Brides  pdf

Title: Syrian Brides pdf

Author: Anna Halabi

Genre: ,Short Stories,Fiction,Contemporary,Cultural,Literary Fiction

Pages: 134 pages

Syrian Brides pdf

This delightful collection of short stories offers insight into the lives of Syrian women, both the married and the brides-to-be. It reveals the warmth and humor as well as the oppression in the Syrian society. The stories make the reader laugh while addressing serious issues such as domestic violence.,Um Hussam can’t find a suitable bride for her son, testing each candidate’s sight, hearing and reading skills, occasionally cobbing a feel. Jamila’s husband Hassan can’t forget his deceased wife, until she makes sure he never mentions her again. Rami can’t help but wonder whether his new bride is a natural beauty or a talented surgeon’s masterpiece. Khadija’s maid stabs her in the back while Rana’s husband Muafak can’t find the right excuse to avoid a fight.


The Book of Laughter and Forgetting pdf

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting  pdf

Title: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting pdf

Author: Milan Kundera,

Genre: ,Fiction,European Literature,Czech Literature,Literature,Philosophy,Classics,Novels,Short Stories,Contemporary,Magical Realism,Literary Fiction

Pages: 313 pages

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting pdf

Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970’s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than just its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed and experienced.


After Forever Ends pdf

After Forever Ends  pdf

Title: After Forever Ends pdf

Author: Melodie Ramone

Genre: ,Romance,Contemporary,Fiction,Fantasy,Womens Fiction,Chick Lit,Young Adult,Coming Of Age,Literary Fiction,Romance,Contemporary Romance,Young Adult,Womens Fiction

Pages: 564 pages

After Forever Ends pdf

Orphaned by her mother and brushed off by her dad, fifteen year old Silvia Cotton had lived a lonely life. That is until 1985 when her father moved the family from the Highlands of Scotland to the Midlands of Wales. It is there she was enrolled in Bennington, a private boarding school, met the charming and rebellious Dickinson twins, Oliver and Alexander, and her regrettable life was changed forever. ,Locked into a fierce friendship with Alexander and lost to a whirlwind romance with Oliver, Silvia found herself torn away from everything she thought she knew. Married too soon, she moved with Oliver to a rustic cabin deep in a Welsh wood and embarked upon a life she’d never planned for, surviving on hope she never knew existed and faith she never knew she had. She made her way through university and onto a career, only to surrender her ambition to raising her children and living a life that was strikingly “normal”. But what is normal? Certainly not what ensued in the wood.,True love, faeries, friendship, loves lost and gained. Old magic, fate, doubt, strength and courage, Silvia’s story could belong to anyone, but it is her own. Simple yet extraordinary, told in retrospect with wit and candor, Silvia recalls a life of joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. As she unravels the tangled web of her days, she reveals the secrets that exist in an ancient wood, how hearts given freely can become the stuff of magic, and how true happiness was never any further than her own back garden.


Down and Rising pdf

Down and Rising  pdf

Title: Down and Rising pdf

Author: Rohith S. Katbamna

Genre: ,Apocalyptic,Post Apocalyptic,Literary Fiction,Science Fiction,Dystopia,Science Fiction

Pages: 676 pages

Down and Rising pdf

The debut novel from award-winning filmmaker Rohith S. Katbamna, tells the powerful story of a brave few who venture for truth in the aftermath of a global uprising.,In the year 2027, society has fallen. Mass revolts and warring nations have claimed countless lives and destroyed vast lands. Forced into a dark slumber, the world now draws fewer breaths and hosts infinite graveyards.,In England, ten survivors who have journeyed many miles are on a path ready to converge. With histories soaked in the blood of betrayal, lies and deceit, one common thread binds them. The human instinct to seek a greater truth.,Over six days, these ten souls will come to find that the ruined world around them is reawakening. As a presence emerges, bringing with it a merciless intention to eliminate any and all beating bodies, this company of strangers will confront a series of hardships in a tale of underdogs, oppressors and the human condition.,Down and Rising is an immersive reading experience. An imaginative multi-story arc intricately woven together by striking imagery, reference materials and finely crafted characters.


Wolf Hall pdf

Wolf Hall  pdf

Title: Wolf Hall pdf

Author: Hilary Mantel

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,European Literature,British Literature,Audiobook,Unfinished,Literature,Literary Fiction,Novels,English History,Tudor Period

Pages: 604 pages

Wolf Hall pdf

WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZE,WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION,A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER,,England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph?,In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall is “a darkly brilliant reimagining of life under Henry VIII. . . . Magnificent.” (The Boston Globe).


The Brothers K pdf

The Brothers K  pdf

Title: The Brothers K pdf

Author: David James Duncan

Genre: ,Fiction,Sports,Baseball,Historical,Historical Fiction,Sports,Sports,Novels,Literary Fiction,Family,Literature,Classics,Contemporary

Pages: 645 pages

The Brothers K pdf

Duncan took almost 10 years to follow up the publication of his much-praised first novel, The River Why, but this massive second effort is well worth the wait. It is a stunning work: a complex tapestry of family tensions, baseball, politics and religion, by turns hilariously funny and agonizingly sad. Highly inventive formally, the novel is mainly narrated by Kincaid Chance, the youngest son in a family of four boys and identical twin girls, the children of Hugh Chance, a discouraged minor-league ballplayer whose once-promising career was curtained by an industrial accident, and his wife Laura, an increasingly fanatical Seventh-Day Adventist. The plot traces the working-out of the family’s fate from the beginning of the Eisenhower years through the traumas of Vietnam.


Cat’s Eye pdf

Cat's Eye  pdf

Title: Cat’s Eye pdf

Author: Margaret Atwood

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Canada,Contemporary,Literary Fiction

Pages: 462 pages

Cat’s Eye pdf

Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, and artist, and woman—but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat’s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knots of her life.


The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

The Winter of Our Discontent  pdf

Title: The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

Author: John Steinbeck,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Literature,American,Novels,Literary Fiction,Classics,Classic Literature,Literature,20th Century,Nobel Prize,The United States Of America

Pages: 336 pages

The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck’s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.,Set in Steinbeck’s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty that today ranks it alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This edition features an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.


The Accidental Tourist pdf

The Accidental Tourist  pdf

Title: The Accidental Tourist pdf

Author: Anne Tyler

Genre: ,Fiction,Contemporary,Romance,Literary Fiction

Pages: 352 pages

The Accidental Tourist pdf

Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon’s insular world–and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life.


Zorba the Greek pdf

Zorba the Greek  pdf

Title: Zorba the Greek pdf

Author: Nikos Kazantzakis,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Philosophy,Novels,Literature,Cultural,Greece,Historical,Historical Fiction,Literature,20th Century,Literary Fiction,Roman

Pages: 335 pages

Zorba the Greek pdf

The classic novel, international sensation, and inspiration for the film starring Anthony Quinn explores the struggle between the aesthetic and the rational, the inner life and the life of the mind.,The classic novel Zorba the Greek is the story of two men, their incredible friendship, and the importance of living life to the fullest. Zorba, a Greek working man, is a larger-than-life character, energetic and unpredictable. He accompanies the unnamed narrator to Crete to work in the narrator’s lignite mine, and the pair develops a singular relationship. The two men couldn’t be further apart: The narrator is cerebral, modest, and reserved; Zorba is unfettered, spirited, and beyond the reins of civility. Over the course of their journey, he becomes the narrator’s greatest friend and inspiration and helps him to appreciate the joy of living.,Zorba has been acclaimed as one of the most remarkable figures in literature; he is a character in the great tradition of Sinbad the Sailor, Falstaff, and Sancho Panza. He responds to all that life offers him with passion, whether he’s supervising laborers at a mine, confronting mad monks in a mountain monastery, embellishing the tales of his past adventures, or making love. Zorba the Greek explores the beauty and pain of existence, inviting readers to reevaluate the most important aspects of their lives and live to the fullest.