The Girl of the Sea of Cortez: A Novel

By Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley’s fascination with the ocean and its marvelous population encouraged such vintage novels as Jaws and The Deep, making him the preeminent writer of ocean experience and suspense. The Girl of the ocean of Cortez was once his so much heartfelt, loved tale of the connection among guy and the ocean, either those who reside in it and those that love it. 
 
On an island within the Gulf of California, an intrepid younger lady named Paloma contains a different legacy from her father—a deep realizing of the ocean and a 6th feel in regards to the have to defend it.
 
on a daily basis, Paloma paddles her tiny boat into the sea and anchors over a seamount—a submerged volcanic height sixty toes underwater that's clustered with mind-blowing sea animals and a wondrous internet of marine life.
 
it really is there that an excellent occasion happens, whilst on one among her dives Paloma is shadowed by means of a manta ray—an animal so huge it blocks the sunlight. She develops a rare courting with this luminous, mild creature, yet instinctively is familiar with its life is a mystery she needs to fiercely shield.
 
Benchley’s novel paints a poignant photo of humanity’s precarious dating with the sea, which unfolds along a heartrending tale of familial bonds, frequently revealing that the lack of expertise of guy is much extra risky than the ocean. jam-packed with attractiveness, risk, and experience, The lady of the ocean of Cortez is triumphant—a novel to fall in love with.
 
Praise for The lady of the ocean of Cortez
 
“It’s challenging to not examine Benchley’s story . . . with Hemingway’s vintage The outdated guy and the Sea.”—The Christian technology Monitor
 
“Charming.”—The big apple occasions booklet Review
 
“For a scorching summer’s day, The woman of the ocean of Cortez is the subsequent smartest thing to searching through a transparent face masks into blue water swimming with fish.”—United Press foreign

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Narcissus and Goldmund

By Hermann Hesse

Hesse's novel of 2 medieval males, one quietly  content along with his faith and monastic existence, the  other in fervent seek of extra worldly salvation.  This clash among flesh and spirit, between  emotional and contemplative guy, used to be a existence examine for  Hesse. it's a topic that transcends all time.  The Hesse Phenomenon "has became a vogue,  the fashion right into a torrent. . .He has appealed both  to. . . an underground and to an institution. .  .and to the dissatisfied younger sharing his contempt  for our industrial  civilization."--The ny instances ebook Review

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Claudine en ménage

By Colette, Willy

L. a. extraordinary comédie que fut le jour de mon mariage ! Trois semaines de fiançailles, los angeles présence fréquente de ce Renaud que j’aime à l’affolement, ses yeux gênants, et ses gestes (contenus cependant) plus gênants encore, ses lèvres toujours en quête d’un bout de moi me firent pour ce jeudi-là une mine aiguë de chatte brûlante. Je ne compris rien à sa réserve, à son abstention, dans ce temps-là ! J’aurais été toute à lui, dès qu’il eût voulu ; il le sentait bien.

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People Park

By Pasha Malla

It's the Silver Jubilee of individuals Park, an city test conceived through an intensive mayor and zealously policed by means of the testosterone-powered New Fraternal League of fellows. To have fun, the insular island urban has engaged the illustrator Raven, who can provide to convey the main wonderful spectacle its citizens have ever obvious. because the whole island comes jointly for the development, we meet an unforgettable cross-section of its population, from activists to nihilists, paintings stars to athletes, households to inveterate loners. quickly, despite the fact that, what has promised to be a triumph of civic concord starts to bare its shadow part. And whilst Raven's representation exceeds even the main severe of expectancies, the island is plunged right into a sequence of unnatural failures that strength humans to confront what they're fairly made of.

People Park is a journey de strength of eerily prescient, gruesome, and hilarious statement and a story of gripping, unrelenting suspense. Malla writes as though the dual demons of Stephen King and Flannery O'Connor have been resting on his shoulders. you might have by no means learn whatever fairly like People Park.

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Nothing to Fear

By Karen Rose

As director of an inner-city woman's safeguard, Dana Dupinsky safeguards many secrets and techniques. a few are new identities; a few are new addresses; and a few are even hidden truths approximately herself. Passionately devoted to Hanover residence and the ladies she protects, Dana has consistently been reluctant to seem for romance. yet now, simply as a case places her and a baby in mortal threat, it sounds as if love has come trying to find her.

Security professional Ethan Buchanan discovered to stalk males within the Afghan wasteland. Now he vows to trace down the ruthless lady who abducted his godson-and falling for Dana isn't within the plan. but her very presence turns out to thrust back the ghosts that hang-out him, and her skillful evasion of non-public questions increases his looking instincts. For there's a dangerous new mystery at Hanover residence. A brutal killer is weaving an internet of revenge with a stolen boy at its middle. And Dana is the subsequent sufferer at the list...

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n+1, Issue 3: Reality Principle (Fall 2005)

From Wiki:

n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political statement, essays, paintings, poetry, e-book studies, and brief fiction. it's released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its site numerous instances every one week. every one print factor averages round two hundred pages in length.

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This add is a part of an ongoing venture. I'm engaged on making .pdfs of each factor that's been published. the web site doesn't have the articles to be had as .pdfs, so I'm making those from scratch.

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Read this journal should you like: leftist politics and something literary.

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Issue 3 - truth precept, Fall 2005: 143 pgs

The ’90s bubble. On “Dating.” The con of the “reading crisis.” James wooden at the job of the critic, Walter Benn Michaels on neoliberalism and the unconventional, Mark Greif on truth television and Radiohead, and Elif Batuman on Franco Moretti.

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Please enable me understand while you are attracted to having me proceed this venture. The extra help i am getting, the extra encouraged I'll believe completing this.

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To the End of the Land (Vintage International)

By David Grossman

ONE OF the easiest BOOKS OF THE yr: The Christian technological know-how display screen, The Economist, the hot Republic, the recent Yorker, The Washington submit, and The Pittsburgh publish Gazette
 
A NEW YORK occasions NOTABLE BOOK
 
Just sooner than his unlock from provider within the Israeli military, Ora’s son Ofer is shipped again to front for a huge offensive. In a healthy of preemptive grief and magical considering, in order that no undesirable information can achieve her, Ora units out on an epic hike within the Galilee. She is joined through an not likely companion—Avram, a former good friend and lover with a past—and as they sleep out within the hills, Ora starts to conjure her son. Ofer’s tale, as informed by way of Ora, turns into a stunning balm either for her and for Avram—and a mother’s robust meditation on battle and family.

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Agua Viva

By Clarice Lispector, Stefan Tobler

Lispector at her so much philosophically radical.

A meditation at the nature of existence and time, Água Viva (1973) indicates Lispector researching a brand new technique of writing approximately herself, extra deeply reworking her person adventure right into a common poetry. In a physique of labor as emotionally robust, officially cutting edge, and philosophically profound as Clarice Lispector’s, Água Viva stands proud as a specific triumph.

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La mala hora (Spanish Edition)

En La mala hora, Gabriel García Márquez construye una inolvidable fábula sobre l. a. violencia colectiva. Al pueblo ha llegado los angeles mala hora de los campesinos, los angeles hora de l. a. desgracia. los angeles comarca ha sido “pacificada” después de una guerra civil. Han ganado los conservadores, que se dedican a perseguir merciless y pertinazmente a sus adversarios liberales. Al alba de una mañana, mientras el padre Ángel se dispone a celebrar l. a. misa, suena un disparo en el pueblo. Un comerciante de ganado, advertido por un pasquín pegado a los angeles puerta de su casa de l. a. infidelidad de su mujer, acaba de matar al presunto amante de ésta. Es uno más de los pasquines anónimos clavados en las puertas de las casas, que no son panfletos políticos, sino simples denuncias sobre los angeles vida privada de los ciudadanos. Pero no revelan nada que no se supiera de antemano: son los viejos rumores que ahora se han hecho públicos; y a partir de ellos estalla l. a. violencia subyacente bajo una luz tórrida, espesa, cansada y pegajosa, en una serie de escenas encadenadas de inolvidable belleza.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane

By William Peter Blatty

First released 1961

Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor within the deep woods is heart Eighteen, a mystery army “rest camp” at present housing twenty-seven inmates, all officials who've succumbed to a surprising outbreak of psychological ailment. Have the lads actually misplaced their minds, are they simply pretending to be insane to prevent strive against, or is a few extra sinister conspiracy at work?

Desperate for solutions, the Pentagon has positioned a super Marine psychiatrist answerable for the bottom and its deranged occupants. a guy of deep religion and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to discover the basis of the men’s strange obsessions. yet as middle Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane reveals the best problem might be his personal buried demons. . . .

The foundation of an acclaimed 1980 movie (also often called Twinkle, Twinkle, “Killer” Kane), William Peter Blatty's The 9th Configuration is a thought-provoking, blackly comedian trip into the guts of madness—and the outer limits of trust.

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