A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

By Madeleine L'Engle

This is e-book 1 of the Time Quintet Series

It used to be a dismal and stormy evening; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mom had come right down to the kitchen for a dead night snack once they have been disappointed by way of the coming of a most annoying stranger.

"Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger advised them. "I simply received stuck in a downdraft and blown off target. permit me take a seat for a second, after which i will be on my means. conversing of the way, incidentally, there's this type of factor as a tesseract."

A tesseract (in case the reader does not understand) is a wrinkle in time. to inform extra may rob the reader of the joy of pass over L'Engle's strange publication. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the tale of the adventures in house and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, scholar, and some of the most renowned boys in excessive school). they're looking for Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared whereas engaged in mystery paintings for the govt. at the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

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A Companion to Livy (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A spouse to Livy contains a choice of essays representing the main updated foreign scholarship at the lifestyles and works of the Roman historian Livy.

  • Features contributions from most sensible Livian students from round the world
  • Presents for the 1st time a brand new interpretation of Livy's historic philosophy, which represents a key to an total interpretation of Livy's physique of work
  • Includes reviews of Livy's paintings from an Indo-European comparative aspect
  • Provides the main smooth reviews on literary archetypes for Livy's narrative of the historical past of early Rome

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Doom of the Darksword (The Darksword Trilogy, Vol. 2)

By Margaret Weis

Born with out magic, Joram used to be one of many useless, denied the throne of Merilon. For years, he lived  among outlaws, surviving by way of wit and  sleight-of-hand. Now, wielding the robust, magic absorbing  Darksword, Joram retums to the enchanted nation that  once was once his domestic to win revenge and declare his  birthright. right here he'll try Bishop Vanya and his  fierce military of Duuk-tsarith in a conflict in contrast to any  their global has recognized. Joined via the scholarly catalyst Saryon, the younger mage Mosiah, and the  trickster Simkin, Jorma confronts the shattering  secret of his previous and discovers the traditional prophecy  that places the destiny of the realm in his hands--the arms that cast the Darksword.

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Free City

"Free urban" is grasp storyteller Joao Almino's 3rd novel to target the town of Bras?lia, the social swirl of its early years, while contractors, company profiteers, idealists, politicians, mystical sects, or even celebrities mingled--including Aldous Huxley, Fidel Castro, Andre Malraux, John Dos Passos, Elizabeth Bishop, and so on. placing prior and current into direct clash, the tale takes the shape of a web publication, even incorporating reviews from different bloggers, every one with their vested pursuits, every one with new purposes for spinning fictions in their own.

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How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel

By Meg Donohue

"A gleaming, witty tale approximately an not going, but redemptive, friendship....Grab this kind of in your ally and browse it together--preferably with a plate of Meyer Lemon cupcakes nearby."
--Katie Crouch, bestselling writer of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs

"Beautifully written and quietly clever, Meg Donohue's How to consume a Cupcake is an achingly sincere portrayal of the numerous layers of friendship--a tale so vividly instructed, you could (almost) flavor the buttercream." (Sarah Jio, bestselling writer of The Violets of March and The Bungalow )


Author Meg Donohue has cooked up a fully delicious debut novel, How to devour a Cupcake, that explores what occurs whilst formative years associates, Annie and Julia, reconnect as adults and choose to open a cupcakery. yet luck of their new baking enterprise enterprise will depend on their overcoming outdated betrayals, first loves, and an unforeseen and relatively risky hazard. Donohue's How to consume a Cupcake is modern women's fiction at its smartest, sweetest, and so much pleasing, becoming a member of the ranks of The Recipe Club, The tuition for crucial Ingredients, and Joanne Harris's vintage Chocolat
by way of proving once more that fiction and nutrients make an unbeatable blend.

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Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples: With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall (Oxford World's Classics)

By Charles Dickens

Praised through acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin as "young Dickens at his so much playful," this pleasant quantity showcases collections of little-known sketches by means of Dickens, charmingly illustrated via Phiz. Whimsical, satirical, witty and exuberant, the sketches ridicule the habit in their topics with ideal comedian impression, supplying attention-grabbing proof of a author studying his craft and refining his type. In his advent, Dickens student Paul Schlicke discusses the recognition of the caricature mode, and the particular traits of those examples. This targeted variation contains Edward Caswall's Sketches of younger Ladies, whose good fortune caused Dickens to write down his personal sketches.

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Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday

“The precise subject of the nineteenth-century terrific story is the truth of what we see: to think or to not think in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse one other global, enchanted or infernal, at the back of daily appearances.” — from Calvino’s creation to Fantastic Tales
 
Vampires, ghosts, and different horrors abound during this number of nineteenth-century brilliant literature, chosen and edited by way of Italo Calvino, a twentieth-century grasp of the speculative. This posthumously released anthology of captivating, uncanny, terrifying, and immortally interesting brief tales contains E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman,” Nikolai Gogol’s “The Nose,” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Bottle Imp,” and lots of extra, every one with an creation via Calvino. Fantastic Tales is a pride for the brain and a ceremonial dinner for the senses.

“Impressive and completely enjoyable . . . every one tale [Calvino] choices is soaking up, detailed, and always surprising.” — Los Angeles Times

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Vernon Downs

By Jaime Clarke

Charlie Martens is determined for balance in an in a different way peripatetic existence. An explosion that killed his mom and dad whilst he used to be younger robbed him of normalcy and he used to be shuttled from relative to relative, left by myself to decipher the realm he encountered so one can cobble jointly a solution as to how he could stay. Ever the outcast, Charlie acknowledges in Olivia, a global pupil from London, the experience of otherness he feels and their dating turns out to vow salvation. but if Olivia abandons him, his determined brain fixates on her favourite author, Vernon Downs, who turns into a symbol for reunion with Olivia. Charlie's quest takes him from Phoenix to big apple urban and whilst likelihood brings him into proximity to Vernon Downs, he speedy ingratiates himself into Downs's international. Proximity invitations convinced temptations, although, and it is not lengthy prior to Charlie strikes dangerously from fandom to apprentice to outright ownership.

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Ficciones

By Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan

The seventeen items in Ficciones show the whirlwind of Borges’s genius and reflect the precision and efficiency of his mind and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fable. Borges sends us on a trip right into a compelling, weird and wonderful, and profoundly resonant realm; we input the nervous sphere of Pascal’s abyss, the surreal and literal labyrinth of books, and the iconography of everlasting go back. to go into the worlds in Ficciones is to go into the brain of Jorge Luis Borges, in which lies Heaven, Hell, and every little thing in between.

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Magical Realism and Deleuze: The Indiscernibility of Difference in Postcolonial Literature (Continuum Literary Studies)

By Eva Aldea

Since the luck of Gabriel García Márquez's 1967 novel 100 Years of Solitude, and the subsequent Latin American literary 'boom' of the past due sixties and seventies, magical realism has had a gentle following, a global impact and develop into tested as a literary style. but its definition has remained vague.

Through the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, this examine rethinks magical realism, making a controversy for utilizing Deleuzian readings of literature commonly whereas facing the results of a brand new process for ordinary postcolonial experiences in particular.

With 100 Years of Solitude used as a version, Eva Aldea takes a Deleuzian method of significant anglophone works through Rushdie, Okri, Morrison, and Ghosh. She indicates how the ability of magical realism lies now not, as is often held, in its subversion of the true and the paranormal, yet in permitting the 2 to stay considerably various and but indiscernible while, demanding current readings of the genre.

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