Download E-books Comfort and Joy PDF

By Cathy Lamb, Marie Bostwick

The top presents Are Given From The Heart

When lively Maeve O'Malley stumbles upon an subconscious guy one snowy evening in December, she does not think carefully ahead of coming to his rescue. yet her stable intentions are not any fit for her brother's experience of propriety, and earlier than lengthy Maeve is married to the nameless--and irresistibly attractive--stranger. it's not relevant who he's, simply because she is sure that he is a present from above. . .one she skill to maintain.

When his reminiscence returns, Charles Rycroft, an artwork collector from considered one of Boston's oldest and wealthiest households, is astounded to benefit that he is a married man--and that his attractive Irish spouse is one in every of Boston's serving category. proceeding basically to provide Maeve a little bit polish ahead of finishing their hasty union, Charles's fundamental crisis is discovering the dear cartoon of St. Nicholas that used to be stolen while he used to be assaulted. but Maeve's presence in his house is a blinding ray of sunshine, and as Christmas nears, he suspects her love should be his maximum pleasure.

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Download E-books Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) PDF

By Hans Christian Andersen

This booklet comprises the whole Andersen's 127 fairy stories and tales within the chronological order in their unique ebook. Hans Christian Andersen used to be a Danish writer and poet. even though a prolific author of performs, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is healthier remembered for his fairy stories, a literary style he so mastered that he himself has turn into as legendary because the stories he wrote. Andersen's recognition isn't really restricted to little ones; his stories—called eventyrs, or "fantastic tales"—express issues that go beyond age and nationality. in the course of his lifetime he used to be acclaimed for having thrilled childrens around the world and used to be feted through royalty. Andersen's fairy stories, that have been translated into greater than one hundred twenty five languages, became culturally embedded within the West's collective realization, with no trouble available to young ones, yet offering classes of advantage and resilience within the face of adversity for mature readers in addition. they've got encouraged movies, performs, ballets, and lively movies.

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Download E-books The Black American Short Story in the 20th Century: A Collection of Critical Essays PDF

This quantity is a set of essays on black brief tales written among 1998 and 1976. It goals to claim whatever in regards to the black brief tale as a style and the improvement of the racial scenario in the United States in addition. the first target is to introduce the reader to this lengthy ignored style of black fiction. not like the black novel, the quick tale has hardly ever been given broad feedback, not to mention severe awareness. the person essays of this assortment target at providing new issues of serious orientation within the wish of reviving and fostering extra discussions. they supply various techniques, and a good range of severe issues of view.

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Download E-books The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse) PDF

By William Trevor

Eire has been known as a state of story-tellers. "Stories of 1 sort or one other have a fashion of urgent themselves into Irish dialog, either as leisure and as a sort of communication," writes William Trevor. "For centuries they've been provided to strangers, nearly as hospitality is: tall tales, easy tales, tales of outstanding deeds, of mysteries and wonders, of gentleness, love, cruelty, and violence." Himself an complete brief tale author, Trevor has amassed the following a set of reports that characterize not just the simplest of Irish brief tale writing, however the better of the genre.
Spanning the whole heritage of the Irish brief tale, from folk-tales to fashionable writing, this is often the main broad-ranging anthology on hand. integrated are such masters as James Joyce and Elizabeth Bowen, who tested eire on the vanguard of the trendy brief tale, in addition to Frank O'Connor and Sean O'Faolain, the 2 most vital writers in view that Joyce and Bowen. Trevor has chosen tales via Bernard McLaverty and Desmond Hogan to symbolize the recent new release of writers. yet, as Elizabeth Bowen saw, the trendy brief tale in eire is "a younger art," and it truly is opposed to the nation's deeply rooted oral culture that it needs to be thought of. towards this finish, The Oxford e-book of Irish brief Stories comprises seven people stories translated from the Irish via Sean O'Sullivan, and Seamus MacManus's re-telling of an Irish fairy tale.
William Trevor is one among state-of-the-art most renowned and revered Irish writers. (His paintings is represented the following by means of the quick tale "Death in Jerusalem.") The forty five tales he has chosen for this anthology, for which he has written a beneficiant advent, hide a 250-year interval and works by means of 35 authors. jointly they show the advance of the quick tale in eire, a land the place an inherent ability for storytelling has "become a countrywide characteristic."

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Download E-books More Than Words, Vol. 4 PDF

By Linda Lael Miller, Jennifer Archer, Kathleen O'Brien

You may meet them on the espresso store, the grocer, or strolling down the road. they're ladies throughout North the USA dedicated to attaining out and altering lives one solid deed at a time. 5 of those unheard of ladies were chosen as this year's recipients of Harlequin's greater than phrases award. And once more 5 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors have kindly provided their creativity to jot down unique brief tales encouraged through those real-life heroines.

We desire greater than phrases will contact your center and encourage the heroine dwelling inside of you.

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Download E-books The Vow: A Novel PDF

By Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray, Mitzi Miller

In this runaway hit novel, 3 most sensible buddies come jointly for his or her sorority sister's glitzy marriage ceremony in Atlanta and make a vow to get married inside of 365 days. As they embark on their seek to discover their soul buddies, they navigate the full-contact game referred to as being a SSBFLA (successful, unmarried, black, lady in L.A.) and negotiate the shark-infested waters of constructing a reputation for themselves professionally in Hollywood.

Can Trista, the hyper-driven big name agent, locate the time to time table a significant romance? Will Amaya, the horny starlet, persuade the married hip hop-label exec she has been seeing to depart his spouse, or will the NBA celebrity thieve her center within the ultimate seconds? After present process a whole makeover, will Vivian, the jaded gossip columnist, win again the daddy of her child?

As seductive because it is empowering, The Vow is a page-turner that might continue you cheering for those ladies as they detect that their wish to discover a husband is not as vital as discovering themselves.

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Download E-books Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (Golden Deer Classics) PDF

Looking for misplaced Time (French: À l. a. recherche du temps perdu)— formerly additionally translated as Remembrance of items prior, is a singular in seven volumes, written via Marcel Proust (1871–1922). it really is thought of to be his so much admired paintings, identified either for its size and its subject of involuntary reminiscence, the main recognized instance being the "episode of the madeleine" which happens early within the first quantity. It received status in English in translations through C. okay. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin as Remembrance of items prior, however the identify looking for misplaced Time, a literal rendering of the French, has received utilization because D. J. Enright followed it for his revised translation released in 1992.

The novel started to take form in 1909. Proust endured to paintings on it until eventually his ultimate disease within the autumn of 1922 pressured him to damage off. Proust confirmed the constitution early on, yet even after volumes have been before everything accomplished he stored including new fabric and edited one quantity after one other for booklet. The final 3 of the seven volumes comprise oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages, as they existed simply in draft shape on the loss of life of the writer; the ebook of those components used to be overseen by means of his brother Robert.

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Download E-books Lone Star Sleuths: An Anthology of Texas Crime Fiction (Southwestern Writers Collection Series) PDF

Texas has constantly staked a wide declare at the nation's mind's eye, and its secret literature isn't any exception. 1000's of crime novels are set in the nation, such a lot of that have been released within the final two decades. From the top aspect atop the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas to the Piney Woods of East Texas, from the excessive Plains of the Panhandle to the subtropical weather of the decrease Rio Grande Valley, secret writers have coated each element of Texas's terribly different geography.

The first publication to stress the wealth of Texas's secret writers and the photographs they impart of the state's wide variety of areas and cultures, Lone celebrity Sleuths is a noteworthy advent not just to the literary style but additionally to a feeling of Texas as a spot in fiction. Celebrating a style that has extended to incorporate girls and an expanding variety of cultures, the e-book good points choices from the works of such luminaries as Kinky Friedman and Mary Willis Walker, lesser-known stars within the making, or even a few outsiders like Nevada Barr and Carolyn Hart who've succumbed to the attract of the state's climate, geography, and colourful history.

Lone megastar Sleuths captures the feel of position that distinguishes a lot of the good literature set in Texas, and is a must-read for secret lovers.

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Download E-books Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writing PDF

By Dr. Patrick Moser

A thousand years after Hawaiians first paddled lengthy wood forums into the sea, smooth surfers have persevered this tradition, which has lately been remodeled right into a international undefined. Pacific Passages brings jointly 4 centuries of writing approximately browsing, the main entire number of Polynesian and Western views at the historical past and tradition of a activity at the moment loved by means of hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. The tales commence with Hawaiian legends and chants and are through the journals of explorers; the trip narratives of missionaries and luminaries similar to Herman Melville, Mark Twain, and Jack London; and the modern observations of Tom Wolfe, William Finnegan, Susan Orlean, and Bob Shacochis.

Readers stick with the old transformation of surfing’s photo during the centuries: from Polynesian myths of affection to Western bills of horror and exoticism within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, to fashionable representations of browsing as a character-building job in pre-World-War II California and the indispensable expression of disaffected early life. They discover the sport’s most up-to-date tendencies through writers and cultural critics, whose insights into know-how, pageant, gender, background, and globalism display how browsing affects a few of today’s so much urgent social concerns.

Aided by means of informative introductions, the writings in Pacific Passages offer perception into the values and beliefs of Polynesian and Western cultures, revealing how every one has altered and been altered via surfing―and how the game itself has proven an awesome skill during the centuries to outlive, adapt, and prosper.

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