By Elizabeth Evans
Pynch Lake is quiet 9 months of the yr yet bursts into existence each one summer season whilst the tourists arrive. in the summertime of 1965, year-round citizens Harold and Peg Wahl locate the realm that when belonged to them is now being taken over by way of their older daughters, again from collage for the summer time. Cool and self-possessed Rosamund is receiving the eye of the relatives pal who previously courted Peg. Martie is filling the home with events and houseguests of her personal. not anyone within the relatives is paying a lot recognition to the precocious thirteen-year-old Franny, who units out to discover a lifetime of her personal and, within the technique, turns the Wahl family members upside down.
In wealthy and lyrical language, Elizabeth Evans, writer of the significantly acclaimed novels Carter Clay and The Blue Hour, has created either a profound meditation and a haunting tale concerning the offers and betrayals of affection. And in Franny Wahl, Evans has created essentially the most memorable and endearing characters in fresh fiction.
By Guy Vanderhaeghe
By Robbie McLaughlan
Maps the fin de siècle project to open up the 'Dark Continent.' even if nineteenth-century map-makers imposed topographic definition upon a perceived geographical void, writers of event fiction, and different colonial writers, endured to nourish the assumption of a cartographic absence of their paintings. This learn explores the results of this epistemological blankness in fin de siècle literature, and its effect upon early Modernist tradition, throughout the rising self-discipline of psychoanalysis and the debt that Freud owed to African exploration. The chapters study: representations of Black Africa in missionary writing and Rider Haggard's narratives on Africa; cartographic culture in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Jung's Memories, desires, Reflections; and mesmeric fiction, equivalent to Richard Marsh's The Beetle, Robert Buchanan's The Charlatan and George du Maurier's Trilby. As Robbie McLaughlan demonstrates, it used to be the overdue Victorian 'best-seller' which merged an arcane valuable African imagery with an curiosity in psychic phenomena.
By José Lins do Rego
About the writer (from Goodreads):
José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) used to be a Brazilian novelist such a lot recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing global. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in response to Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised by way of the critics.
Sobre o livro:
Escrito em 1939, o livro conta a história de amor entre sueca e um nativo de uma fictícia cidade litorânea de Alagoas. O improvável romance é alvo de recriminações por parte da comunidade estrangeira e dos moradores do vilarejo, e acaba transformando a vida de todos.
Mais do que uma difícil história de amor, José Lins do Rêgo ilustra o deadlock político e econômico da época. A bela sueca representa o investimento estrangeiro no petróleo brasileiro e o nativo, o interesse nacional.
By Nathalie Quintane
Los angeles littérature pas plus que l. a. philosophie ne sont déprofessionnalisées, pas plus que los angeles connaissance sexuelle : si l. a. connaissance sexuelle étaient enfin totalement déprofessionnalisée, Brigitte ne s'acharnerait pas deux heures par jour tous les jours sauf le week-end. Oui mais los angeles littérature peut être lue par tous et non par un, et tous écoutent l'émission et comprennent. Crâne chaud parle d'amour, non au sens de j'aime les vacances ou j'aime mon chat, mais au sens plus précis de sentiment sexuel. Comme le style n'est jamais uncomplicated à dire, on pourrait avancer que ce livre est une fantaisie, ou plutôt une fantaisie réaliste, ou encore une fantaisie réaliste critique.
By Margaret Drabble
Jessica Speight, an anthropologist in Nineteen Sixties London, is first and foremost of a promising educational profession whilst an affair leaves her a unmarried mom. Anna is delightful—a 24-karat gold child. yet because it turns into transparent that Anna isn't really a standard baby, the ebook circles questions of accountability, strength, even age, with Margaret Drabble’s attribute intelligence and wit. instructed from the perspective of Jess's fellow moms, The 24-karat gold Baby is a movingly intimate examine the unforeseen variations on the middle of motherhood.
By Tanis Rideout
A New York occasions Editor's Choice
1924. George Mallory is arguably the final nice British explorer, having two times tried—and failed—to triumph over Mount Everest. The mountain has haunted him, yet his makes an attempt have captivated the hearts of a kingdom eager to repair its former glory after international battle I. but George has sworn to his spouse, Ruth, that he'll no longer mount a 3rd try. he'll stay together with her and their 3 kids rather than back demanding the unreachable peak.
Then, one afternoon, Ruth reads a telegram addressed to George: “Glad to have you ever aboard again.” And with this one sentence, the lives of the Mallorys, and the face of the country, are irrevocably changed.
A superbly rendered tale concerning the desire for redemption and the hunt for glory, Above All Things is an enthralling mixture of ancient truth and resourceful fiction. it's a heartbreaking story of obsession, sacrifice, and what we do for romance and honor.
By Margaret Atwood
A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the tale of Rennie Wilford, a tender journalist whose lifestyles has all started to shatter round the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recover, and at the tiny island of St. Antoine she is faced via a global the place her principles for survival now not apply. By turns comedian, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is eventually an exploration of the lust for energy, either sexual and political, and the necessity for compassion that is going past what we generally suggest by way of love.
Margaret Atwood is the writer of over twenty-five books, together with fiction, poetry, and essays. Among her newest works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and straightforward Murders. She lives in Toronto.
By James Conroyd Martin
A wide ranging and epic novel within the grand romantic sort, PUSH now not THE RIVER is the wealthy tale of Poland within the past due 1700s--a time of heartache and turmoil because the country's as soon as peaceable everyone is being torn aside by way of neighboring international locations and divided loyalties. it really is then, on the younger and weak age of seventeen, while woman Anna Maria Berezowska loses either one of her mom and dad and needs to depart the single domestic she has ever known.
With Empress Catherine's Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is readily thrust right into a international of affection and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, existence and loss of life. Even style Aunt Stella, Anna's new mother or father who quickly involves personify Poland's braveness and spirit, cannot shield Anna from the doubtful way forward for the country.
Anna, a toddler now not, turns to like and luxury within the type of Jan, a courageous patriot and architect of democracy, unaware that her attractive and enigmatic cousin Zofia has already set her points of interest at the good-looking younger fighter. therefore Anna walks unwittingly into Zofia's jealous wrath and darkly sinister intentions. compelled to outlive numerous tragic occasions, lots of them orchestrated by way of the artful Zofia, a bolstered Anna starts off to profit to put herself within the means of destiny--for love and for nation. Heeding the proud spirit of her past due father, Anna turns into a huge participant within the struggle opposed to the nations who come to partition her liked Poland.
PUSH now not THE RIVER is predicated at the precise eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived throughout the upward thrust and fall of the ancient 3rd of may perhaps structure. brilliant, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable tale of the metamorphosis of a nation--and of a proud and resilient younger girl.