The Taking of Peggy Martin pdf

The Taking of Peggy Martin  pdf

Title: The Taking of Peggy Martin pdf

Author: Karen Glista

Genre: ,Thriller,Mystery,New Adult,Young Adult,Fiction,Adult,Drama,Contemporary,Novels,Literature,21st Century

Pages: 243 pages

The Taking of Peggy Martin pdf

The setting is East Texas, where Peggy, a young nurse, works at an institution for the criminally insane. After her husband Danny is mysteriously killed in a car accident, she convinces herself that it was murder… and she knows the murderer by name… Jasper Johnson. When she gets notice from Marbelle Johnson, Jasper’s mother, requesting an impromptu meeting, she discovers that the filthy rich oil baroness believes Danny to have been the bastard child of her deceased husband, Charles Johnson. ,Peggy, irreparably damaged from childhood by religious fanaticism, reluctantly agrees to exhume Danny’s body. Reeling with doubt, all the while fearing betrayal by the Johnsons, she finds herself bordering on insanity. ,Shackled in darkness, Peggy throws herself into her work only to find herself face to face with a blonde haired, blue eyed schizophrenic in a straitjacket. Quite by circumstance she discovers that this patient, Morgan Dubois, who as a child was found burrowed in the ground in the Piney Wood Thicket, has a link not only to her late husband, but also to the aberrations of her mind. ,As secrets are revealed and it becomes apparent that something or someone wants to silence their tongues, Peggy is forced to seek refuge with the Johnsons. Together, as death finds them, one by one, they set upon a perilous journey in search of truth. Deep in the heart of the Piney Wood Thicket, they stumble upon Cypress Creek and discover an existence older than time itself. Peggy, caught in a maelstrom of emotions, torn between two worlds, finds herself in a desperate battle, not only for her life, but for that of all of mankind.

 

Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories pdf

Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories  pdf

Title: Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories pdf

Author: Raymond Carver

Genre: ,Short Stories,Fiction,Literature,Classics,Literature,American

Pages: 544 pages

Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories pdf

By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the greatest practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers. ,’Where I’m Calling From’, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from ‘Cathedral’, ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previosly unpublished in book form. ,Together, these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver’s life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled.

 

The Age of Reason pdf

The Age of Reason  pdf

Title: The Age of Reason pdf

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Genre: ,Philosophy,Fiction,Classics,Cultural,France,Literature

Pages: 408 pages

The Age of Reason pdf

Set in France during the days immediately before World War II, this is the story of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy obsessed with the idea of freedom. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton.

 

Here Be Dragons pdf

Here Be Dragons  pdf

Title: Here Be Dragons pdf

Author: Sharon Kay Penman

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Historical,Historical,Medieval,Fantasy,European Literature,British Literature,Romance,Romance,Historical Romance,Literature,13th Century,Adult

Pages: 704 pages

Here Be Dragons pdf

Thirteenth-century Wales is a divided country, ever at the mercy of England’s ruthless, power-hungry King John. Then Llewelyn, Prince of North Wales, secures an uneasy truce with England by marrying the English king’s beloved, illegitimate daughter, Joanna. Reluctant to wed her father’s bitter enemy, Joanna slowly grows to love her charismatic and courageous husband who dreams of uniting Wales. But as John’s attentions turn again and again to subduing Wales–and Llewelyn–Joanna must decide to which of these powerful men she owes her loyalty and love.,A sweeping novel of power and passion, loyalty and lives, this is the book that began the trilogy that includes FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONING.

 

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.

 

History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

History of the Peloponnesian War  pdf

Title: History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

Author: Thucydides,

Genre: ,History,Classics,Nonfiction,War,History,Ancient History,Politics,Cultural,Greece,War,Military Fiction,Literature,Ancient,Military,Military History

Pages: 648 pages

History of the Peloponnesian War pdf

Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life-and-death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author’s ambitious claim. Thucydides himself (c.460-400 BC) was an Athenian and achieved the rank of general in the earlier stages of the war. He applied thereafter a passion for accuracy and a contempt for myth and romance in compiling this factual record of a disastrous conflict.

 

High-Rise pdf

High-Rise  pdf

Title: High-Rise pdf

Author: J.G. Ballard

Genre: ,Fiction,Science Fiction,Science Fiction,Dystopia,Thriller,Classics,Audiobook,Horror,Novels,European Literature,British Literature,Literature

Pages: 208 pages

High-Rise pdf

When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on “enemy” floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.

 

Farewell, My Lovely pdf

Farewell, My Lovely  pdf

Title: Farewell, My Lovely pdf

Author: Raymond Chandler

Genre: ,Mystery,Fiction,Mystery,Crime,Mystery,Noir,Classics,Mystery,Detective,Literature,American,Thriller,Mystery Thriller,Thriller,Novels

Pages: 292 pages

Farewell, My Lovely pdf

Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.

 

Winter’s Tale pdf

Winter's Tale  pdf

Title: Winter’s Tale pdf

Author: Mark Helprin

Genre: ,Fiction,Fantasy,Historical,Historical Fiction,Magical Realism,Romance,Historical,New York,Unfinished,Science Fiction,Steampunk,Literature

Pages: 748 pages

Winter’s Tale pdf

New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake, orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side.,Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter Lake, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn, a young girl, who is dying.,Peter Lake, a simple, uneducated man, because of a love that, at first he does not fully understand, is driven to stop time and bring back the dead. His great struggle, in a city ever alight with its own energy and besieged by unprecedented winters, is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary stories of American literature.

 

Of Love and Other Demons pdf

Of Love and Other Demons  pdf

Title: Of Love and Other Demons pdf

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Genre: ,Fiction,Magical Realism,Classics,Historical,Historical Fiction,Literature

Pages: 160 pages

Of Love and Other Demons pdf

On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria, the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport, is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. He has fallen in love, and it isn’t long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery. ,Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man.