This Cake Is for the Party: Stories by Sarah Selecky

By Sarah Selecky

Sarah Selecky's first e-book takes useless objective at a tender iteration of guys and ladies who usually set out with the easiest of intentions, purely to have plans thwarted or hopes betrayed.

These are tales approximately friendships and relationships careworn through unsettling tensions effervescent underneath the skin. a lady who plans to conceive leads to the hands of her husband's ally; a guy who baby-sits a overlooked four-year-old finally ends up wondering his personal dysfunctional courting; an opportunity come across at a gala occasion reasons a lady to recollect whilst she volunteered for a nightmarish drug-testing medical institution; one other girl discovers that her ally who's approximately to get married has simply had an affair; a tender teen attempts to flee from her controlling father and reveals an unforeseen lover on a bus experience domestic; a spouse attempts to beat her loss of life mother-in-law's resistance to her marriage by way of revealing to her personal unusual aural stigmata; a chum attempts to speak one other buddy out of courting her dishonest ex-boyfriend; and a superstitious candle-maker confesses to a tempestuous dating that implodes spectacularly.

Sarah Selecky is a skilled younger author who inspires a iteration teetering at the shoals of consumerism and ambiguous mores. resembling early Atwood, with echoes of Lisa Moore and Barbara Gowdy, those soaking up tales are approximately love and longing, tales that contact us in a myriad of sophisticated and affecting methods.

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Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler

By Janet Gurtler

Janet Gurtler's books were hailed as "just correct for enthusiasts of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult" (Booklist) and "reminiscent of Judy Blume" (RT booklet Reviews). Her most up-to-date modern YA novel is via turns gripping, heart-wrenching, and joyous as one teenager lady has to discover the braveness to hold on after a devastating tragedy.

She by no means notion a kiss may possibly kill...

As the recent lady on the town, Samantha simply desires to slot in. Being invited to a celebration by means of her fellow swim crew participants is her massive chance...especially due to the fact Zee might be there. He hasn't made a mystery of checking her out on the pool. Sam didn't determine on Alex being there too. She slightly even is aware him. and he or she definitely didn't plan to kiss him. It simply form of occurred.

And then Alex dies—right in her arms...

Consumed by means of guilt and grief, Sam has no inspiration what to do or the place to show whilst every person in school blames her. What follows is Sam's sincere, uncooked, and unforgettable trip to forgive herself and locate balance—maybe even love—in a lifestyles that all at once looks spinning uncontrolled.

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Every Day Is a Holiday by George Mahood

By George Mahood

George Mahood had a pleasant, effortless, cozy lifestyles. He had a task, a home, a spouse and children. yet whatever was once lacking. He used to be caught in a regimen of operating, altering nappies and cleansing up cat in poor health. He felt like he used to be lacking out on loads of what the realm needed to provide.

He then came upon that it used to be Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was once nationwide Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that used to be Inane Answering laptop Message Day. in reality, the calendar is stuffed with those quirky, extraordinary occasions. He realised that someone someplace had created those vacation trips, believing that they have been vital sufficient to warrant their very own respectable day. definitely he may still hence be extra appreciative in their life? So he determined to aim and have a good time all of them. As you do. He was hoping that on the finish of the problem he will be reworked right into a happier, extra clever and extra content material individual.

Follow George on his hilarious, existence altering experience as he attempts to stability his general existence with a wealth of latest reports, humans, evidence and ridiculous occasions. It’s a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller-coaster of a experience, the place each day is a vacation.

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Finding Us (True Love, Book 2) by Harper Bentley

By Harper Bentley

They sought after forever... yet does without end deserve a moment chance?

Jag Jensen and Ellen Love have been top associates their entire lives until eventually he became 13 and commenced noticing ladies his personal age, yet that doesn't suggest he stopped observing out for eleven-year-old Ellen. by way of his senior 12 months in highschool, baseball had taken front seat in his existence, with a scholarship to varsity and a professional profession looming at the horizon, while sophomore Ellen catches his recognition they usually strike up their friendship back. even though Ellen wishes extra, Jag doesn't are looking to drag her into what he is aware will be a loopy existence, yet love has a manner of finding out one's destiny, and finally they turn into a pair. Ellen follows him to California as he starts his professional occupation, yet his wild and disturbing way of life screws every thing up.

Now Jag is misplaced, knowing he's by no means been with out his ally in his existence. studying to stay with no Ellen doesn't settle good with him, so whereas attempting to stay on the best of his profession, he additionally desires to get his lady again, which proves to be more challenging than he suggestion it'd be. Will Ellen provide him one other probability or does that kind of factor simply ensue within the sappy romance novels she regularly used to learn? Jag hopes she's prepared to attempt back as he places his middle at the line for the lady he understands will continually be his ceaselessly and an afternoon.

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Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber

By Bernard Werber

Here's the lovely overseas bestseller within the culture of Watership Down yet with a gloomy, unique twist. special, bold, and unforgettable, it tells the tale of a standard relations who by accident threaten the protection of a hidden civilization as clever as our own--a colony of ants decided to outlive at any cost....

Jonathan Wells and his younger family members have come to the Paris flat at three, rue des Sybarites during the bequest of his eccentric overdue uncle Edmond. Inheriting the dusty condo, the Wells family members are left with just one caution: Never cross down into the cellar.

But while the relations puppy disappears down the basement steps, Jonathan follows--and quickly his spouse, his son, and diverse would-be rescuers vanish into its mysterious depths.

Meanwhile, in a pine stump in a close-by park, an enormous civilization is in turmoil. right here a tender lady from the russet ant kingdom of Bel-o-kan learns unusual new weapon has been killing off her comrades. to determine why, she enlists assistance from a warrior ant, and the 2 trigger on separate trips right into a harsh and violent international. it's a international the place dying takes many forms--savage birds and voracious lizards, warlike dwarf ants and rapacious termites, toxic beetles and, so much weird and wonderful of all, the speedy, murderous, enormous guardians of the sting of the realm: cars.

Yet the tip of the female's determined quest could be the eerie mystery within the cellar at three, rue des Sybarites--a secret she needs to remedy as a way to satisfy her unique future because the new queen of her personal nice empire. yet to take action she needs to first make unthinkable communion with the main barbaric creatures of all.

Empire of the Ants is an excellent evocation of a hidden civilization as advanced as our personal and much extra old. it's a interesting realm the place boats are equipped of leaves and greenflies are domesticated and milked like cows, the place voters lock antennae in "absolute communication" and struggle wars with accurately coordinated armies utilizing sprays of glue and acids that could dissolve a snail. now not on the grounds that Watership Down has a singular so vividly captured the lives and struggles of a fellow species and the dear classes they need to train us.

From the Hardcover edition.

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2 States: The Story of My Marriage by Chetan Bhagat

By Chetan Bhagat

Love marriages worldwide are basic: Boy loves woman. lady loves boy. They get married. In India, there are a couple of extra steps: Boy loves woman. lady loves Boy. Girl's relations has to like boy. Boy's family members has to like woman. Girl's family members has to like Boy's family members. Boy's kinfolk has to like girl's family members. lady and Boy nonetheless love one another. They get married. Welcome to two States, a narrative approximately Krish and Ananya. they're from diverse states of India, deeply in love and need to get married. in fact, their mom and dad don t agree. to transform their love tale right into a love marriage, the couple have a difficult conflict in entrance of them. For one could struggle and insurgent, however it is way tougher to persuade. Will they make it? From the writer of blockbusters 5 aspect a person, One evening @ the decision middle and the three errors of My existence, comes one other witty story approximately inter-community marriages in sleek india.

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My Clingy Girlfriend by Madhuri Banerjee

By Madhuri Banerjee

What's a clingy girlfriend?
A clingy female friend will struggle through your phone.
She will ruin the touch numbers of each different girl
on your phone.
She will delete your fb profile.
And provide you with forty-five ignored calls within the sixty minutes
you placed your cell on silent for an office presentation.
A clingy female friend will say:
‘Carry units of totally charged cellular batteries so you
can be involved with me. Always.’
‘In my dream, you have been flirting with another lady and
then ended up in mattress. desires are a manifestation of some
act that's conducted in lifestyle. Are you dishonest on
me?’
‘You have concerns. you must get treatment. Are you cheating
on me?’
And the worst one:
‘Why aren’t we married yet?’
Obrokranti Banerjee’s female friend ticks all of those, and
more. stuck among desirous to get a divorce, and the
fear that he’ll by no means find one other female friend if he does,
Obrokranti finds himself doing issues he by no means imagined:
watching Shah Rukh Khan videos, having to quick with
her on karva chauth, and maybe worst of all, having his
girlfriend subscribe to him on a boys’ evening out!
Bestselling writer Madhuri Banerjee brings to you an
uproariously howl-arious account of an easy Bengali boy
in Mumbai who copes, mopes and hopes to find common sense and
reasoning along with his clingy female friend. It’s writing Madhuri’s
never performed sooner than and can provide to alter her identify if you
don’t giggle no less than five occasions whereas analyzing this book!
You recognize you've gotten one too. this is often your tale. My Clingy
Girlfriend.

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Ten Days by Janet Gilsdorf

By Janet Gilsdorf

In a riveting debut novel infused with unusual perception, Janet Gilsdorf attracts readers into an unforgettable tale of affection, heartache, kinfolk, and renewal.

After six years of marriage, Anna and Jake Campbell have settled right into a regimen of day-by-day accountability and regular comforts. The calls for of elevating small children—three-year-old Chris and child Eddie—take a toll, specially mixed with Jake’s time table as an orthopedic medical professional. yet jointly, wary Anna and calm, positive Jake negotiate, occasionally gracefully, occasionally no longer quite a bit, each main issue that comes their approach. until eventually the evening Eddie will get sick.

When Anna telephones Jake at paintings to hunt recommendation, he reassures her that Eddie has simply stuck her chilly. yet with the morning gentle comes the bad attention that her child is heavily unwell. Guilt-ridden, deeply offended, and shell-shocked, Anna spends bottomless hours on my own within the ICU the place Eddie teeters on among lifestyles and loss of life. within the days that persist with Eddie’s analysis, grief provides strategy to recrimination and accusations. Anna, concentrated merely on her more youthful son, ignores Chris’s want for awareness, whereas Jake is interested in an outdated temptation. And the six regular years Anna and Jake have spent together—years of provide and take, wish and difficulty, inside of jokes and shared memories—seem by surprise fragile and fleeting.

Ten Days is a fantastically written and compelling tale of the straightforward, short-term offerings that come to form our lives, of affection validated to the restrict, and of the myriad small triumphs which may turn into our best joys.

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Das Photo: Roman by Penelope Lively

By Penelope Lively

»Was mich interessiert, ist das Gedächtnis, die paintings und Weise, wie Menschen und Landschaften aus Erinnerungen zusammengesetzt sind.« Penelope Lively

Nach dem Tod seiner bildschönen Frau findet Glyn ein altes picture von ihr, auf dem sie mit einem anderen Mann Händchen hält. Wann und wo wurde das photograph gemacht? Dieser Nachweis der Untreue – für lange Jahre versteckt – lässt Glyn nicht ruhen. Ganze Lebensentwürfe gehen bei seinen Nachforschungen in die Brüche. Kann er die Wahrheit über Kath herausfinden?

Penelope full of life entwickelt hier mit wunderbarer Leichtigkeit das Bild einer Frau, die ganz anders struggle, als ihr Mann ein Leben lang dachte. Der neue Roman der »Booker«-Preisträgerin: klug und mit feinstem englischen Humor.

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