After Darkness by Christine Piper Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF reader, 1.4 MB Overview: Winner of The 2014 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award.
It is early 1942 and Australia is in the midst of war.
While working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome, Dr Ibaraki is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia. There, he learns to live among a group of men divided by culture and allegiance.
As tensions at the isolated camp escalate, the doctor’s long-held beliefs are thrown into question and he is forced to confront his dark past: the promise he made in Japan and its devastating consequences. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
The Works of Ivan Turgenev by Ivan Turgenev [Delphi Classics] Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.11MB Overview: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (October 28 1818 – September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian Realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
Russia’s famous novelist receives the scholarly Delphi treatment! This eBook offers readers ALL of Turgenev’s major works and a wealth of other material too. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Features: * annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works * illustrated with many images relating to Turgenev’s life, works and film adaptations * ALL 6 novels and 11 novellas, each with their own contents table * almost ALL of the short stories and novellas, with excellent formatting * almost all of the plays – enjoy 8 Turgenev plays – available now for the first time in digital print! * SPECIAL criticism section, with BONUS texts by writers such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad, examining Turgenev’s work * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * includes a front MASTER table of contents, allowing easy navigation around Turgenev’s oeuvre * even includes Edward Garnett’s scholarly biography – explore Turgenev’s artistic life!
The Novels RUDIN A HOUSE OF GENTLEFOLK ON THE EVE FATHERS AND SONS SMOKE VIRGIN SOIL
The Novellas THE DIARY OF A SUPERFLUOUS MAN YAKOV PASINKOV FAUST ACIA FIRST LOVE A LEAR OF THE STEPPES TORRENTS OF SPRING THE SONG OF TRIUMPHANT LOVE CLARA MILITCH PHANTOMS THE DREAM
The Short Stories A SPORTSMAN’S SKETCHES A TOUR IN THE FOREST ANDREI KOLOSOV A CORRESPONDENCE THE DISTRICT DOCTOR MUMU THE JEW AN UNHAPPY GIRL THE DUELLIST THREE PORTRAITS ENOUGH A DESPERATE CHARACTER A STRANGE STORY PUNIN AND BABURIN OLD PORTRAITS THE BRIGADIER PYETUSHKOV KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK THE INN LIEUTENANT YERGUNOV’S STORY THE DOG THE WATCH THE RENDEZVOUS A RECKLESS CHARACTER FATHER ALEXYÉI’S STORY POEMS IN PROSE
The Plays A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY A PROVINCIAL LADY A POOR GENTLEMAN CARELESS BROKE WHERE IT IS THIN, THERE IT BREAKS THE FAMILY CHARGE THE BACHELOR
The Criticism AN ESSAY ON TURGENEV (1903) BY HENRY JAMES TURGENEV: LIBRARY OF THE WORLD’S BEST LITERATURE BY HENRY JAMES TURGENIEFF: FRENCH NOVELISTS AND POETS (1878) BY HENRY JAMES TURGENEV: ESSAYS ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS BY WILLIAM LYON PHELPS A LETTER: TURGENEV (1917) – BY JOSEPH CONRAD
The Barbaric Yawp by Walt Whitman Requirements: .ePUB, .PDF, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.5 Mb Overview: The Barbaric Yawp: A Collection of Walt Whitman Poetry Curated by Brooklyn Public Library Published in 2019 by Brooklyn Public Library for Whitman 200, a celebration of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. All poems were written by Walt Whitman and are in the public domain. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
For All of Us, One Today by Richard Blanco Requirements: .ePUB reader, 403 kb Overview: For All of Us, One Today is a fluid, poetic story anchored by Richard Blanco’s experiences as the inaugural poet in 2013, and beyond. In this brief and evocative narrative, he shares for the first time his journey as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, “One Today,” as well as two other poems commissioned for the occasion (“Mother Country” and “What We Know of Country”), published here for the first time ever, alongside translations of all three of those poems into his native Spanish. Finally, Blanco reflects on his life-changing role as a public voice since the inauguration, his spiritual embrace of Americans everywhere, and his vision for poetry’s new role in our nation’s consciousness. Like the inaugural poem itself, For All of Us, One Today speaks to what makes this country and its people great, marking a historic moment of hope and promise in our evolving American landscape. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics Poetry
Sensation Machines by Adam Wilson Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.2MB | Retail Overview: A razor-sharp, darkly funny, and deeply human rendering of a Post-Trump America in economic free fall
Michael and Wendy Mixner are a Brooklyn-based couple whose marriage is failing in the wake of a personal tragedy. Michael, a Wall Street trader, is meanwhile keeping a secret: he lost the couple’s life savings when a tanking economy caused a major market crash. And Wendy, a digital marketing strategist, has been hired onto a data-mining project of epic scale, whose mysterious creator has ambitions to solve a national crisis of mass unemployment and reshape America’s social and political landscapes. When Michael’s best friend is murdered, the evidence leads back to Wendy’s client, setting off a dangerous chain of events that will profoundly change the couple-and the country.
Set in an economic dystopia that’s just around the corner, Sensation Machines is both an endlessly twisty novel of big ideas, and a brilliantly observed human drama that grapples with greed, automation, universal basic income, wearable tech, revolutionary desires, and a broken justice system. Adam Wilson implicates not only the powerbrokers gaming the system and getting rich at the intersection of Wall Street, Madison Avenue, Silicon Valley, and Capitol Hill, but all of us: each one of us playing our parts, however willingly or unwillingly, in the vast systems that define and control our lives. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Don’t Think of a Monkey: And Other Stories My Guru Told Me by Swami Prakashananda Requirements: .MOBI reader, 1.5 MB Overview: This is the first collection of 108 stories the author heard from his Guru, Baba Muktananda over the many years he lived with him. His Guru was a master story teller whose spiritual talks were sprinkled with such stories. They served as a teaching vehicle, sometimes in a humorous way, to convey certain spiritual truths, as well as the follies and antics of humanity.
Many of these stories have been narrated for thousands of years in India, as well as other parts of the Middle East, often modified by the narrator according to the needs of the moment. Muktananda loved stories from all traditions.
Some of Baba’s favorite stories were those relating to the comical character of Mullah Nasrudin. As Nasrudin is known to be a great traveler, we find that he is variously known as the ‘Hodja’, the ‘Mullah’, or simply ‘Nasrudin’ throughout the Middle-East, from the Mediterranean to India. He is referred to as either very stupid, or very wise, clever, and improbable in his exploits. I have therefore included a number of his tales scattered throughout this book. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Artifact by Arlene Heyman Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.8MB | Retail Overview: A sweeping debut novel about love, sex, motherhood, and ambition that follows a gifted and subversive scientist’s struggle to reach beyond cultural constraints for the life she wants.
From practicing psychiatrist and critically acclaimed of Scary Old Sex, Artifact is the dazzling, half-century-spanning story of biologist Lottie Kristin. Born in Michigan in the early 1940s to a taciturn mother and embittered father, Lottie is independent from the start, fascinated with the mysteries of nature and the human body. By age sixteen, she and her sweetheart, cheerful high school sports hero Charlie Hart, have been through a devastatingly traumatic pregnancy. When an injury ends Charlie’s football career four years later, the two move to Texas hoping for a fresh start.
There, torn between the vitality of the antiwar movement and her family’s traditional values, Lottie discovers the joys of motherhood, and reconnects with her interest in biology and experimentation, taking a job as a lab technician. While Charlie’s depression pervades their home, Lottie’s instinct is toward life; though every step is a struggle, she opts for single motherhood, graduate school, a career, and eventually, a marriage that makes space for all that she is.
Bravely and wisely written, Artifact is an intimate and propulsive portrait of a whole woman, a celebration of her refusal to be defined by others’ imaginations, and a meditation on the glorious chaos of biological life. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Pillage by Brantly Martin Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.7MB | Retail Overview: The love child of Charles Bukowski and Bret Easton Ellis, Brantly Martin provides a brutal yet hilarious look at the lives of Manhattan’s downtown elite at the dawn of the new millennium in Pillage, his first novel.
Detailing the decadent descent of Cracula and his crew, Martin lures us into the shadowy ambiguities of addiction-a world where desire meets destruction and the perversity of this pathos is often laughable. Be it urban wildebeest Aeronymous, the wigga with a taste for BAPE sweaters and iced coffees; the Fireman, the overgrown adolescent who knows the quickest way to your ex-girlfriend’s bed; or the Reverend, who rejected the sins of his brothers to save the Africans from themselves, the entitled creatures of this novel plunder what remains of a once-vibrant culture and reap the spoils of our languorous generation.
Between eight balls of cocaine and pints of Patrón Cracula fluctuates between reality and fantasy, hyper-aware of the façades, formulas, and falsehoods that encircle his existence, but unable to gain an advantage. Pillage reveals the inherent hypocrisy of America’s social and economic achievements, as they are made manifest in the city that never sleeps, slyly implying that triumph is a trap in itself-and the only way out? Just ask Kurt Cobain… Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Scorpionfish by Natalie Bakopoulos Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3MB | Retail Overview: A captivating and transporting travel novel, Scorpionfish reveals how what we leave behind may be exactly what we’ve been looking for all along.
After the unexpected deaths of her parents, academic Mira returns to her childhood home in Athens. On her first night back, she encounters a new neighbor, a longtime ship captain who has found himself, for the first time in years, no longer at sea. As one summer night tumbles into another, Mira and the Captain’s voices drift across the balconies of their apartments, disclosing details and stories: of careers, of families, of love.
For Mira, love has so often meant Aris, an ex-boyfriend and rising Greek politician who has recently become engaged to a movie star. There is, too, her love for her dear friend Nefeli-a well-known artist who came of age during the military dictatorship-as well as Dimitra and Fady, a couple caring for a young refugee boy. Undergirding each relationship is the love that these characters have for Athens, a beautiful but complicated city that is equal parts lushness and sharp edges.
Scorpionfish is a map of how and where we find our true selves: in the pull of the sea; the sway of late-night bar music; the risk and promise of art; and in the sparkling, electric, summertime charge of endless possibility. Award-winning author Natalie Bakopoulos braids a story of vulnerability, desire, and bittersweet truth, unraveling old ways of living and, in the end, creating something new. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Other Moons: Vietnamese Short Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath by Quan Manh Ha, Joseph Babcock Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.6MB | Retail Overview: In this anthology, Vietnamese writers describe their experience of what they call the American War and its lasting legacy through the lens of their own vital artistic visions. A North Vietnamese soldier forms a bond with an abandoned puppy. Cousins find their lives upended by the revelation that their fathers fought on opposite sides of the war. Two lonely veterans in Hanoi meet years after the war has ended through a newspaper dating service. A psychic assists the search for the body of a long-vanished soldier. The father of a girl suffering from dioxin poisoning struggles with corrupt local officials.
The twenty short stories collected in Other Moons range from the intensely personal to narratives that deal with larger questions of remembrance, trauma, and healing. By a diverse set of authors, including many veterans, they span styles from social realism to tales of the fantastic. Yet whether describing the effects of Agent Orange exposure or telling ghost stories, all speak to the unresolved legacy of a conflict that still haunts Vietnam. Among the most widely anthologized and popular pieces of short fiction about the war in Vietnam, these works appear here for the first time in English. Other Moons offers Anglophone audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience how the Vietnamese think and write about the conflict that consumed their country from 1954 to 1975-a perspective still largely missing from American narratives. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics