Category: Fiction

Download E-books Gain: A Novel PDF

By Richard Powers

Gain braids jointly tales on very diverse scales. in a single, Laura physique, divorced mom of 2 and a real-estate agent within the small city of Lacewood, Illinois, plunges right into a new lifestyles while she learns that she has ovarian melanoma. within the different, Clare & corporation, a cleaning soap producer all started by means of 3 brothers in nineteenth-century Boston, grows over the process a century and a part into a global buyer items conglomerate dependent in Laura's place of origin. Clare's wonderful development displays the kaleidoscopic historical past of the United States; Laura Body's lifestyles is modified perpetually via Clare. The novel's wonderful end unearths the numerous invisible connections among the biggest firms and the smallest lives.

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Download E-books The Financier PDF

The 1st quantity in Dreiser’s celebrated Trilogy of hope, The Financier tells the tale of Frank Cowperwood, the son of a banker whose forays into the realm of finance convey him outstanding loss and fortune. Set in the course of the aftermath of the yankee Civil conflict, Frank’s exploits reason him to get involved in different awesome historic occasions, together with the good Chicago hearth and the Panic of 1973. Modeled after magnate Charles Yerkes, Frank is still a compelling personality whose monetary mess ups and successes nonetheless satisfaction readers to today.

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Download E-books Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph PDF

By Jennifer Pharr Davis

Heritage: In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis turned the general checklist holder at the Appalachian path. via climbing 2,181 miles in forty six days - an ordinary of forty seven miles according to day - she turned the 1st woman to ever set that mark. yet this isn't a publication approximately documents or numbers; it is a publication approximately patience and religion, and such a lot of all love. the main striking a part of this tale isn't really chanced on on the end, yet is found in the course of the many demanding situations, classes and relationships that current themselves alongside the path. this is often Jennifer's tale, in her personal phrases, approximately how she all started this trip with a love for mountain climbing and extra considerably a love for her husband Brew. jointly, they have been capable of conquer rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and a hundred measure warmth, shin-splints and health problems. They made new neighbors and established previous friendships; they shared jointly laughter, and tears - loads of tears. yet, via all of it, they fell extra in love with each other and with the barren region.   by way of finishing this awesome novice feat, Jennifer rose above the tradition of multi-million buck activities contracts that's marked via shortcuts and steroids. this can be the tale of a true individual doing whatever extraordinary. Jennifer Pharr Davis is a latest role-model for ladies, and males. She is an genuine hero.

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Download E-books Le Port des brumes PDF

Quand on avait quitté Paris, vers trois heures, los angeles foule s’agitait encore dans un frileux soleil d’arrière-saison. Puis, vers Mantes, les lampes du compartiment s’étaient allumées. Dès Evreux, tout était noir dehors. Et maintenant, à travers les vitres où ruisselaient des gouttes de buée, on voyait un épais brouillard qui feutrait d’un halo les lumières de l. a. voie. Bien calé dans son coin, l. a. nuque sur le rebord de l. a. banquette, Maigret, les yeux mi-clos, observait toujours, machinalement, les deux personnages, si différents l’un de l’autre, qu’il avait devant lui. Le capitaine Joris dormait, l. a. perruque de travers sur son fameux crâne, le complet fripé. Et Julie, les deux mains sur son sac en imitation de crocodile, fixait un aspect quelconque de l’espace, en essayant de garder, malgré sa fatigue, une perspective réfléchie. Joris ! Julie !

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Download E-books The Healer's War PDF

By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Even if might be top identified for her frivolously funny fantasies and collaborations with Anne McCaffrey at the Petaybee sequence and the Acorna sequence, Elizabeth Anne Scarborough has additionally written Healer's conflict, a vintage novel of the Vietnam struggle, enriched with a paranormal, mystical twist, which gained the 1989 Nebula Award for top Novel of 1988. The Minneapolis superstar Tribune referred to as it "a brutal and lovely book." Scarborough herself was once a nurse in Vietnam throughout the warfare, and he or she attracts on her personal own reviews to create the critical personality, Lieutenant Kitty McCulley. McCulley, a tender and green nurse tossed right into a annoying and chaotic scenario, is having a tricky time reconciling her responsibility to aid and heal with the indifference and overt racism of a few of her colleagues, and with the horrendously broken squaddies and Vietnamese civilians whom she encounters in the course of her provider on the China seashore clinical amenities. She is without warning helped by means of the mysterious and inexplicable homes of an amulet, given to her through certainly one of her sufferers, an aged, demise Vietnamese holy guy, which permits her to determine different people's "auras" and to appreciate extra approximately them for that reason. This ultimately results in an odd, virtually surrealistic trip in the course of the jungle, observed through a one‑legged boy and a battle‑seasoned yet crazed soldier, and, by means of the top of the adventure, McCulley has discovered herself and the way to dwell and live on during the insanity and destruction.

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Download E-books Tom Swift and His Sky Racer; Or, The Quickest Flight on Record PDF

"Is this Tom quick, the inventor of a number of airships?" the fellow who had rung the bell glanced on the adolescence who spoke back his summons. "Yes, i am Tom Swift," was once the answer. "Did you must see me?" "I do. i am Mr. James Gunmore, secretary of the Eagle Park Aviation organization. I had a few correspondence with you a couple of prize contest we'll carry. I believe—"

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Download E-books The Tides of Kregen (Dray Prescot, Book 12; Krozair Cycle, Book 1) PDF

By Alan Burt Akers

Of the entire honours that Dray Prescot, Earthman, had gained in the course of his wonderful adventures on Kregen, none have been valued through him greater than his club within the Order of the Krozairs of Zy. The Krozairs are the top order of chivalry on that turbulent planet, committed males, warriors of stern convictions and unflinching hearts. And Prescot were ordained a Krozair again on the sunrise of his occupation. therefore while the Krozairs of their hour of desire known as on all their far-flung participants for relief, he must have long past. yet he couldn't. His go back from Earth used to be blocked via the anger of the mysterious famous person Lords. prior to Dray Prescot might in attaining redemption, he had armies against him, warring kingdoms naming him outlaw, and in basic terms the tides of the seven moons as a weapon...

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