By Pamela Redmond Satran

A narrative of proposal and transformation for the fairly determined housewife—now a television sequence from the author of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!

She’s the right age to be his mother.

Alice has constantly regarded younger for her age, in spite of her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife type. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long past and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined want of a complete new lifestyles. So she shall we her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, remodel her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, because of the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice seems really younger, as one evening in a long island bar confirms. in the dark, she kisses a boy who used to be in diapers whilst she used to be in excessive school.

She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.

The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her pondering that if not anyone asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a task she had in brief ahead of changing into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply approach cooler than women his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time in view that she was once twenty-nine, or potentially ever, Alice feels that lifestyles is ripe with threat. regrettably one chance is that she’s gonna get caught.

hard the adage that the reality will set you loose, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re in simple terms as younger as you're feeling.

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Still Midnight (Alex Morrow, Book 1) (Alex Morrow Novels)

By Denise Mina

Existence needs to be easy for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She's now not new to the police force--or to crime--but none of that concerns as she's assigned to the case which may make her career.

The case contains a possible random assault on a relations in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. 3 armed males slipped from a van right into a apartment, challenging a guy who's no longer, and hasn't ever been, contained in the entrance door. within the confusion that ensues, one friend is shot and one other abducted, the assailants not easy an very unlikely ransom. is that this an novice crime long gone horribly flawed, or anything even more unforeseen?

As Alex falls additional into the main demanding case of her occupation, she needs to deal with the problems of police strength politics, and a wedding each piece as tangled because the case she's attempting to resolve. wealthy with darkish humor and robust storytelling, nonetheless nighttime indicates back why Denise Mina's mysteries have earned compliment as among the finest on this planet.

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What Casanova Told Me: A Novel

By Susan Swan

A dazzlingly imagined novel that embraces centuries, younger ladies, a long-lost magazine, and the secret of the mythical Casanova's final nice love.

It's 1797, and an getting older Casanova has back to Venice in conceal to elude the specialists. There he meets requested For Adams, the niece of yank president John Adams, who's accompanying her father on a alternate undertaking, simply as Napoleon's military invades, throwing town into chaos. Casanova convinces requested For to desert her destiny because the spouse of a Yankee farmer and set out with him on a perilous experience via post-Byzantine Greece to Istanbul, which she files in intimate element in her shuttle journal-until the account ends suddenly.

Two hundred years later this magazine comes into the ownership of Luce Adams, requested For's twenty-first-century descendant, a clumsy and shy younger archivist grieving her mother's dying. En path to her mother's memorial provider in Crete, followed by way of her mother's lover, and entrusted with supplying priceless letters via Casanova to the Venetian library, she falls less than the spell of the 2 adventurers and turns into decided to determine what occurred to them.

As their tales interweave, either younger women are touched via the spirit of Casanova, a guy whose urge for food for all times and beneficiant spirit ignites chance in all places he is going. by way of the top, Luce uncovers the destiny not just of requested For yet of her personal mom, and she or he reveals herself let loose through what she learns approximately shuttle, self-invention, loss, recognition, and, in fact, love.

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Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross (Penguin Classics)

By Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally

Kristin Lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and non secular heritage with the day-by-day facets of relations lifestyles to create a colourful, richly targeted tapestry of Norway in the course of the fourteenth-century. The trilogy, besides the fact that, is greater than a trip into the earlier. Undset's personal life—her familiarity with Norse sagas and folklore and with quite a lot of medieval literature, her studies as a daughter, spouse, and mom, and her deep non secular faith—profoundly inspired her writing. Her seize of the connections among earlier and current and of human nature itself, mixed with the extreme caliber of her writing, units her works a long way above the style of "historical novels." This new translation by means of Tina Nunnally—the first English model given that Charles Archer's translation within the 1920s—captures Undset's strengths as a stylist. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, keeps the traditional conversation and lyrical movement of the unique Norwegian, with its echoes of previous Norse legends, whereas deftly fending off the stilted language and fake archaisms of Archer's translation. moreover, she restores key passages skipped over of that edition.

Undset's skill to provide a meticulously exact old portrait with out sacrificing the poetry and narrative force of masterful storytelling was once quite major in her place of birth. Granted independence in 1905 after years of international domination, Norway was once desirous to reclaim its nationwide background and tradition. Kristin Lavransdatter became a touchstone for Undset's contemporaries, and is still greatly learn by way of Norwegians this present day. within the greater than seventy five years because it was once first released, it has additionally turn into a favourite during the world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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The High Mountains of Portugal

"NEW YORK occasions "BESTSELLER Fifteen years after "The lifetime of Pi, " Yann Martel is taking us on one other lengthy trip. enthusiasts of his guy Booker Prize profitable novel will realize wide-spread issues from that seafaring phenomenon, however the itinerary during this imaginitive new ebook is completely clean. . . . Martel s writing hasn't ever been extra fascinating. Ron Charles, "The Washington Post
In Lisbon in 1904, a tender guy named Tomas discovers an outdated magazine. It tricks on the lifestyles of a unprecedented artifact that if he can locate it's going to redefine historical past. touring in a single of Europe s earliest vehicles, he units out looking for this unusual treasure.
Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist dedicated to the homicide mysteries of Agatha Christie reveals himself on the middle of a secret of his personal and drawn into the results of Tomas s quest.
Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes shelter in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the lack of his liked spouse. yet he arrives with an strange spouse: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unforeseen end.
"The excessive Mountains of Portugal" half quest, half ghost tale, half modern myth deals a haunting exploration of significant love and nice loss. jam-packed with tenderness, humor, and unending shock, it takes the reader on a street journey via Portugal within the final century and during the human soul.
Praise for "The excessive Mountains of Portugal"
simply as bold, simply as smart, simply as existential and non secular [as "Life of Pi"] . . . a booklet that rewards your awareness . . . an outstanding ebook membership selection. "San Francisco Chronicle"
There s no denying the easy pleasures available in "The excessive Mountains of Portugal." "Chicago Tribune"
captivating . . . such a lot Martellian is the boundless means for parable. . . . Martel is familiar with his strengths: passages in regards to the chimpanzee and his proprietor brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness. "The New Yorker"
A wealthy and worthwhile adventure . . . [Martel] spins his magic thread of desire and depression, comedy and pathos. "USA Today
I took away indelible photos from "High Mountains, "enchanting and stressful even as. . . . As whimsical as Martel s magic realism might be, grief informs each step of the booklet s 3 trips. during the novel we burrow ever extra into the center of an ape, natural and dangerous immediately, our precursor, ourselves. NPR
clean, outstanding and full of gleaming moments of humor and perception. "The Dallas Morning information"
We re lucky to have terrific writers utilizing their fiction to meditate on a paradox we want urgently to contemplate the unbridgeable hole and the unbreakable bond among human and animal, our very unlikely self-alienation from our international. . . . [Martel s] semi-surreal, semi-absurdist mode is definitely fitted to exploring the anomaly. the ethical and non secular implications of his story have, in spite of everything, a top quality of haunting tenderness. Ursula ok. Le Guin, "The father or mother"
[Martel packs] his creative novel with beguiling principles. What connects a clumsy curator to a haunted pathologist to a smitten flesh presser throughout greater than seventy-five years is the writer s skill to conjure up anything uncanny on the finish. "The Boston Globe"
a great domestic, and tale, within which to discover oneself. Minneapolis "Star Tribune"

"From the Hardcover edition.""

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My Education: A Book of Dreams

With My schooling: A ebook of desires William S. Burroughs pushes on into new territory, once more committing the unspeakable crime of wondering the truth constitution. goals have continually been a wealthy resource of images in Burroughs' paintings. during this e-book they're a direct and strong strength. 1000s of goals - severe, brilliant, visionary - shape the spiraling center of a different and haunting trip into belief. Exploring and embodying Burroughs' provocative principles on writing, portray, realization and creativity, My schooling is profoundly own, and will be as just about a memoir as we'll see.

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Correction: A Novel (Vintage International)

By Thomas Bernhard

The scientist Roithamer has committed the final six years of his lifestyles to “the Cone,” an edifice of mathematically designated building that he has erected within the heart of his family’s property in honor of his liked sister. now not lengthy after its crowning glory, he's taking his personal existence. As an unnamed pal items together—literally, from hundreds of thousands of slips of papers and one troubling manuscript—the puzzle of Rotheimer’s breakdown, what emerges is the tale of a genius endlessly forced to right and refine his perceptions till the single logical end is the negation of his personal soul.
Considered via many critics to be Thomas Bernhard’s masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation at the pressure among the need for perfection and the data that it's not possible.

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Le temps sensible

By Julia Kristeva

Le temps proustien croise celui de l'histoire : les mutations sociales, l'Affaire Dreyfus, l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, l'antisémitisme, l'identité nationale. Juif et catholique, ni l'un ni l'autre, Proust écrit en moraliste une des fresques les plus complexes de cet univers qui kind de l. a. Bruyère, Sévigné et Saint-Simon pour basculer déjà dans l. a. société de l'éphémère. Mais c'est un moraliste insolite, qui éclaire d'une impitoyable ironie nos vices les plus dérobés, nos amours les plus infantiles.

Tissé de perceptions et de fantasmes, ce temps proustien - qui n'est ni celui de Bergson ni celui de Heidegger - devient good. À l'imaginaire avide du lecteur, le narrateur offre l'appât savoureux de ses personnages : Swann et Odette, Bloch, Oriane, Verdurin, Albertine, Charlus, dont cet essai aide à retrouver les caractères mêlés aux paysages, églises, dalles et aubépines.

Pourtant, dans les plis de longues words, dans le cumul des brouillons et des lettres, dans l. a. cruauté et le ridicule des passions, l'insignifiance des amours et le néant des êtres brusquement s'imposent. Les personnages se contaminent et se brouillent, une profondeur secrète les clothes. Telle l. a. madeleine trempée dans le thé, ils perdent leur contour absorbé par le kind. Ces héros, ces visions, end result d'une mind's eye dont Proust disait qu'elle était son seul organe pour jouir de l. a. beauté, finissent par nous laisser un goût, un seul, âcre et tonique : le goût de l'expérience littéraire. Du roman comme thérapie, comme transsubstantiation.

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n+1, Issue 6: Mainstream (Winter 2008)

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n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political remark, essays, artwork, poetry, e-book studies, and brief fiction. it really is released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its web site numerous occasions every one week. each one print factor averages round 2 hundred pages in length.


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Issue Six - Mainstream, iciness 2008: 194 pgs

The “hype cycle” because the emotional lifetime of capitalism, the dying and lifetime of ebook reviewing. Is worldwide warming a “politics of fear”? Cho Seung-Hui. Gawker. Caleb Crain’s novella, Helen DeWitt’s new novel.


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