The Reprisal: A Novel

By Laudomia Bonanni, Susan Stewart

In the bitterly chilly iciness of 1943, the Italian geographical region is torn aside by means of violence as partisans salary a guerilla battle opposed to the occupying German military and their neighborhood fascist allies. in the course of this clash, a ragtag team of fascist supporters captures a girl within the past due phases of being pregnant. Suspecting her of being in league with the partisans, they swiftly positioned her on “trial” by means of improvising a struggle tribunal one evening within the choir stalls of the deserted monastery that serves as their hide-out. This sham courtroom convicts the lady and sentences her to die—but no longer until eventually her baby has been born. whilst a tender seminarian visits the monastery and attempts to dissuade the fascist band from executing their sentence, the absurd tragedy of the woman’s destiny is forged in stark aid. The child’s start techniques, an unnerving anticipation unfolds, and rigidity mounts ominously one of the characters and inside their person psyches.          
Based on a couple of incidents that happened in Abruzzo in the course of the battle, Laudomia Bonanni’s compact and tragic novel explores the overpowering conflicts among ideology and neighborhood, justice and vengeance. the tale is embedded within the merciless truth of Italian fascism, yet its subject matters of revenge, sacrifice, and violence end up common, brought in prose that's straight away lyrical and brutal.
In her local Italy, Bonanni, a author of journalism and significant prose in addition to fiction, is hailed as one of many most powerful proponents of post-war realism, and this is often the 1st of her novels to be made to be had to Anglophone readers. Translators Susan Stewart and Sara Teardo render Bonanni’s singular style—both sparse and emotive, frank and poetic—into readable, evocative English.

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Cage on the Sea

By Kaoru Ohno

In past due 1944, 3 jap army offer ships close to the tiny South Pacific island of Anatahan got here lower than American air assault. The ships have been sunk and their crews left stranded at the island. The survivors-ignorant that the conflict was once lengthy over-were forgotten till 1950, while the americans started making severe rescue makes an attempt. within the Fifties, the tale of the Anatahan holdouts grew to become the root for a number of motion pictures, books, and lurid yellow journalism. Why? as the Anatahan tale includes an fascinating twist within the kind of a lone woman-Kazuko Higa-among the handfuls of army survivors. Inspiring rivalries, fights, or even homicide, it used to be her presence that made the holdouts reluctant to head domestic. Cage at the Sea is a unique in line with painstaking examine by way of writer Kaoru Ohno, a journalist and nonfiction writer. It is going way past stereotypes to discover the psychology of either victors and the vanquished. Kirkus stories calls Cage at the Sea a "crisp translation" and "an beautiful old novel of global conflict II"

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Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto: A Novel

By Maile Chapman

Sunny Taylor is an American nurse who hides at the back of a masks of crisp professionalism at a Finnish convalescent health center known as Suvanto. On a late-summer day, a brand new sufferer arrives on Sunny's ward, and shortly Suvanto's trustworthy calm starts off to teach indicators of pressure. As summer time turns to fall, and fall to an extended, darkish iciness, the escalating threat of Your Presence Is asked at Suvanto - Maile Chapman's awesome debut novel - builds to a terrifying end.

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The Truth of Valor (Confederation Novels (Paperback))

By Tanya Huff

Having left the Marine Corps, former Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr is trying to construct a brand new existence with salvage operator Craig Ryder. Turns out, civilian lifestyles is lots rougher than she'd imagined. Torin is left for useless whilst pirates assault their spaceship and take Craig prisoner. yet "left for lifeless" hasn't ever stopped Torin. made up our minds to rescue Craig, she calls in her Marines. and that is whilst her project expands to preventing the pirates from altering the stability of energy in recognized area.

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Requiem for the Conqueror (Forbidden Borders Book 1)

In a case of flawed identification, Staffa kar Therma, the Lord Commander of partners, the mightiest mercenary commander in identified area, is taken captive and offered right into a barren region slave gang. There he needs to face the worst results of his negative profession. Skyla Lyma, his moment in command, unleashes the partners in a determined seek to discover him. in the meantime the younger conscript Sinklar Fist demonstrates uncanny management and armed forces acumen as he advances throughout the ranks. As empires scramble for ever reducing assets, backstage, the magazine Comm, a mysterious machine, pulls the strings of energy that would go away a civilization reeling. in spite of everything, as empires collide, Staffa needs to face the reality of his id, and a coming showdown along with his misplaced son.

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Birth of Our Power (Spectre)

By Victor Serge

Birth of Our Power is an epic novel set in Spain, France, and Russia through the heady innovative years 1917–1919. Serge’s story starts within the spring of 1917, the 3rd yr of mass slaughter within the blood-and-rain-soaked trenches of global struggle I, whilst the flames of revolution abruptly erupt in Russia and Spain. even though the Spanish rebellion finally fizzles, in Russia the employees, peasants, and customary squaddies may be able to take energy and carry it. Serge’s “tale of 2 towns” is created from the competition among Barcelona, town “we” couldn't take, and Petrograd, the ravenous, beleaguered capital of the Russian Revolution besieged by way of counter-revolutionary Whites. among the romanticism of radicalized staff awakening to their very own strength in a sun-drenched Spanish city to the awful fact of staff clinging to strength in Russia’s darkish, frozen innovative outpost. the radical was once composed a decade after the revolution in Leningrad, the place Serge was once dwelling in semicaptivity due to his declared competition to Stalin’s dictatorship over the revolution.

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The Witch of Portobello: A Novel (P.S.)

By Paulo Coelho

How can we locate the braveness to continuously be real to ourselves—even if we're uncertain of who we are?

That is the relevant query of overseas bestselling writer Paulo Coelho’s profound new paintings, The Witch of Portobello. it's the tale of a mysterious girl named Athena, advised by way of the numerous who knew her well—or rarely in any respect. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the type of tale that would remodel the way in which readers take into consideration love, ardour, pleasure, and sacrifice.

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Drop Dead Beautiful

By Jackie Collins

The bestselling writer of Lovers & gamers returns together with her twenty fifth brilliant novel and her so much loved personality, fortunate Santangelo. prepare for the scandalously scintillating learn basically Jackie Collins can deliver!

Like mom, like daughter. No more true phrases for fortunate Santangelo's sixteen-year-old Max, who is going searching for hassle while she hooks up with a few man she met on the web. quickly the attractive, willful Max unearths herself in deeper waters than she will be able to think as she turns into a pawn in a better scheme that leads again to fortunate and Billy Melina, the studly movie-star boyfriend of Lucky's ally, celebrity Venus.

If Max's issues were not adequate, fortunate has her multi-billion-dollar Las Vegas resort complicated to deal with . . . in addition to Anthony Bonar, the illegitimate grandson of her one-time Godfather and deadly enemy, Enzio Bonnati. So starts a continuous thrill experience as fortunate builds her dream resort-and gambles with all she holds pricey. Max, too, is following her desires, and as her high-flying triumphs end up, she's greater than a bit of Lucky.

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Noveller

By Marcel Proust

"Françoise de Breyves tvekade länge den kvällen innan hon kunde bestämma om hon skulle gå until soarén som gavs av Elisabeth A., until Operan eller until familjen Livrays komedi."

Prousts länge förbisedda novellistik rymmer en intensitet, ett allvar, en poetisk begåvning, en livserfarenhet och en psykologisk skarpblick, som är ytterst sällsynta. Även människorna i den slutna aristokratiska krets, varifrån han hämtar sina motiv, längtar, plågas, njuter, hoppas och förtvivlar, så som människor i alla tider gjort.

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) föddes i Auteuil och växte upp i en förnäm, borgerlig miljö. Han studerade juridik och filosofi, reste en hel del och umgicks i de intellektuella och aristokratiska salongerna i Paris. 1906 tvang honom hans dåliga hälsa att dra sig tillbaka, och slutet av sitt liv ägnade han helt åt den stora romancykeln På spaning efter den tid som flytt.

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Yeats Is Dead!: A Mystery by 15 Irish Writers

By Joseph O'Connor

Roddy Doyle, Conor McPherson, Gene Kerrigan, Gina Moxley, Marian Keyes, Anthony Cronin, Owen O’Neill, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O’Connor, Tom Humphries, Pauline McLynn, Charlie O’Neill, Donal O’Kelly, Gerard Stembridge, and Frank McCourt

Fifteen of Ireland’s brightest and so much enjoyable authors got here jointly to learn Amnesty International–resulting during this raucous, raunchy, and diabolically unique mulligan stew of a singular.

Yeats is Dead! is an intricate secret based round the look for anything extra useful and invaluable than the rest in Ireland–an unpublished manuscript by way of James Joyce. A madcap chase ensues, spiced with the shenanigans of a stunning array of characters: a sadistic sergeant with the not likely identify of Andy Andrews; a urinal paddy salesman; and the unforgettable Mrs. Bloom, a lady “who had attempted every little thing yet drew the road at honesty.” Gratuitously violent and fully hilarious, Yeats is useless! is an out-of-control story of lust and literature that packs immense laughs and a bigger physique count number.

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