Contemporary Literature

Unfaded Glory

By Sara Arden

In Glory, Kansas, a fairy-tale marriage ceremony has neighborhood tongues wagging. yet via this fake engagement, can a wounded warrior and the lady he is holding locate precise love?

Byron Hawkins does not are looking to be accountable for a person ever back. the previous Black Ops soldier is healthier at taking lives than saving them. yet on a venture in Tunisia to convey a package deal to security, Byron is dismayed to discover that the valuable shipment is really a hostage rescue, and that his orders are to take Damara Petrakis again to US soil and conceal her in undeniable sight–as his newlywed wife.

Back in Byron's place of birth of Glory, Kansas, petite, fierce Damara retains outstanding him; she could be royalty, yet she's totally informed in martial arts and should sacrifice whatever for her state. because the city rallies round the returning hero and his bride-to-be, he is discovering that it is means too effortless to play the half, and after the hell he has obvious, that terrifies him. Byron did not want one other lifestyles to avoid wasting, however the passionate attractiveness he is sworn to guard may perhaps simply flip the tables and store him instead.

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Capture the Rainbow (Sedikhan)

By Iris Johansen

From number 1 New York Times bestselling writer Iris Johansen comes a vintage story of pleasure, chance, and romance, as humans make a connection so unforeseen and so intimate, it can have outcomes for a lifetime.

Gorgeous Hollywood stunt double Kendra Michaels is vying for the task of her life—a high-paying, high-risk bounce that would transparent the debt on her brother’s scientific money owed. Casey Michaels was once a stuntman himself until eventually a task went tragically mistaken. Now Kendra is ready to take a similar likelihood. There’s only one guy status in her method, a guy whose impossible to resist magnetism seduced her in methods she’d by no means experienced—and by no means prior to surrendered to....

Director Joel Damon will get what he wishes. And he desires Kendra. however the explosive allure he feels on the mere sight of her is totally new to him, and it hasn’t disappeared, now not on account that their one unforgettable evening together—and no longer on the grounds that Joel found she wasn’t the skilled starlet he’d fallacious her for. Now he’s decided to increase that evening into many extra. yet he’ll need to continue Kendra alive to do it, no matter if it ruins her profession. For he has higher plans in brain for her than she ever imagined.

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Atlas (The Atlas Series Book 1)

By Becca C Smith

Each 4 days. devote one act of atrocity. continue the stability or the planet dies.

​Thrown right into a fact she by no means may have imagined, Kala Hicks is pitted opposed to the forces of excellent and evil. She needs to pick out no matter if to save lots of the area through doing the unthinkable, or chill out and permit it burn. and 4 days later, she’ll need to do it back.

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The Good Thief: A Novel

By Hannah Tinti

Winner of the 2008 John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize * A Washington Post most sensible booklet of 2008 * A Kirkus Reviews most sensible publication of 2008

Richly imagined and gothically spooky, The solid Thief introduces some of the most beautiful younger heroes in modern fiction and ratifies Hannah Tinti as one in all our most fun abilities writing this present day.

Twelve year-old Ren is lacking his left hand. the way it used to be misplaced is a secret that Ren has been attempting to clear up for his whole existence, in addition to who his mom and dad are, and why he was once deserted as an little one at Saint Anthony’s Orphanage for boys. while a tender guy named Benjamin Nab seems to be, claiming to be Ren’s long-lost brother, his convincing story of ways Ren misplaced his hand persuades the priests on the orphanage to liberate the boy and to offer Ren a few desire. yet is Benjamin particularly who he says he's? As Ren is brought to a lifetime of hardscrabble experience full of outrageous rip-off artists, grave robbers, and petty thieves, he starts off to suspect that Benjamin not just holds the main to his destiny, yet to his previous as well….

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You Don't Love This Man: A Novel

By Dan DeWeese

You do not like This guy is a lovely puzzle….Which is extra stunning, extra pleasing right here, the tale itself, or the language DeWeese makes use of to inform it?” —Mary Rechner, writer of Nine easy styles for classy Women

Set within the Pacific Northwest, Dan Deweese’s debut novel offers a witty, heartfelt, and keenly saw day-in-the-life of 1 father of the bride, casting luminous perception into marriage, fatherhood, and financial institution theft. Readers of Benjamin Kunkel, Joshua Ferris, and Kevin Wilson, in addition to enthusiasts of up to date American masters like Philip Roth and Tobias Wolff, could be enthralled by way of Deweese’s evocative, literary exploration of an everyman protagonist’s quiet struggles and soft joys on probably the most huge days in his life.

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Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Jenny Offill

ONE OF THE 10 most sensible BOOKS OF THE 12 months - THE NEW YORK instances publication REVIEW

A top ebook of the 12 months: The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Minneapolis big name Tribune,, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed

In the start, it was once effortless to visualize their destiny. They have been younger and giddy, convinced of themselves and in their love for every different. “Dept. of hypothesis” used to be their code identify for all of the exciting uncertainties that lay forward. Then they received married, had a toddler and navigated the widely used calamities of kinfolk life—a colicky child, a faltering dating, stalled pursuits.
         When their marriage reaches a unexpected verge of collapse, the spouse attempts to retrace the stairs that experience led them to this position, invoking every thing from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what's misplaced and what is still. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story—a novel to learn in a single sitting, while its piercing meditations linger lengthy after the final web page.

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Barely Breathing (The Breathing Series)

By Rebecca Donovan

"I've spent so much of my lifestyles attempting to make it to a destiny that also hasn't occurred, or keep away from a prior that may not permit me pass. i do not take note whilst i have ever simply stopped to reside within the current, to carry directly to the seconds i am in."

Emma Thomas’s fight with an abusive domestic existence got here to a heart-pounding end within the ultimate chapters of Reason to Breathe, the 1st installment of The respiring Series— Rebecca Donovan’s bestselling romantic-thriller (USA Today). Now her mystery existence has been uncovered, and her tormentor can’t harm her anymore. but a few are nonetheless haunted via that evening. The bruises can have light, yet scars and fears, stay. How will she reclaim her existence while she's slightly breathing?

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Attraction: Elements of Chemistry (Hypothesis) (Volume 1)

By Penny Reid

Components of Chemistry: allure is the 1st half in a 3 half sequence; it's 45k phrases; and it ends with a cliffhanger. half 1 (ATTRACTION) can be published April nine, 2015 half 2 (HEAT) should be published April 30, 2015. half three (CAPTURE) can be published might sixteen, 2015. One week. deepest seashore. Invisible lady. Jerk-faced bully. What’s the worst that can occur? Kaitlyn Parker has no challenge being the invisible lady, that is why she unearths herself hiding in a variety of cupboards and closets in all places her collage campus. regardless of her most sensible efforts, she can’t get away the attention of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s most well-liked, wealthiest, and so much unobtainable bachelor—who additionally occurs to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab associate. Kaitlyn will be the one lady who isn’t attracted to exploiting his gorgeous rower’s construct, chiseled good points, and family's billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wishes Martin for his mind, particularly to tabulate findings of hint parts in floor water. whilst Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin makes use of the chance to push Kaitlyn out of her convenience area: spring holiday, one week, apartment events, bathing matches, and suntan lotion. Can she conquer her aversion to being spotted? Will he have the ability develop past his self-centered nature? Or, regardless of their noticeable chemistry, will Martin be the single to force Kaitlyn into the technology cupboard of obscurity for sturdy?

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The Best American Short Stories 2012

The simplest American sequence is the preferable annual show off for the country’s most interesting brief fiction and nonfiction. every one volume’s sequence editor selects extraordinary works from enormous quantities of magazines, journals, and internet sites. a distinct visitor editor, a number one author within the box, then chooses the easiest twenty or so items to submit. This designated approach has made the easiest American sequence the main revered — and hottest — of its kind.

The top American brief tales 2012 includes

Nathan Englander, Mary Gaitskill, Roxane homosexual, Jennifer Haigh,
Steven Millhauser, Alice Munro, Lawrence Osborne, Eric Puchner,
George Saunders, Kate Walbert, and others


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Carter's Big Break

By Brent Crawford

After surviving freshman yr (just barely), Carter is yearning his summer time holiday. regrettably, whilst he and his female friend, Abby, half methods, it seems to be as if summer season simply may well holiday him. issues begin to search for whilst he’s suddenly forged in an self reliant movie contrary the world’s greatest tween sensation, Hilary Idaho. With Hollywood knocking on his door, Carter will get a flavor of the great lifestyles. yet because the movie spirals uncontrolled, he starts to worry that he’s now not the “somebody” he thinks he's and extra the “nobody” he’s certain he regularly has been. discover if Carter is going Hollywood…or Hollywood is going Carter.

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