Download E-books Happy Any Day Now PDF

By Toby Devens

Every 5 years my mom had her fortune learn through Lulu Cho, proprietor of the Golden Lotus therapeutic massage membership for males. Now it used to be my flip. And Lulu expected one typhoon of a destiny for me!

Judith Soo Jin Raphael’s youth used to be formed via her hardworking immigrant mom, her father who left them, and her struggles to slot in as a half-Korean, half-Jewish child in a tricky city local. yet tune classes gave her a goal and fervour. Now, as Judith’s 50th birthday nears, she has lucrative paintings as a cellist with the Maryland Philharmonic, an enthusiastic if uncommitted lover, and a unusual yet shut dating along with her mother.

Then chaos moves: Judith’s old flame, who dumped her many years in the past, returns to dazzle her together with his golden pedigree and great occupation. Her long-absent father arrives abruptly with a snazzy vehicle and a con man’s patter, turning her mom right into a love-struck flirt whom Judith slightly acknowledges. All this whereas her mentor on the orchestra falls heavily ailing. No ask yourself Judith develops a paralyzing case of degree fright.

Judith unearths herself feeling—and occasionally acting—slightly unhinged, yet she’s confident that happiness will arrive any day now. She’s simply bought to carry on tight in this midlife shake-up...and declare the prize that existence definitely has in shop for her.

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Download E-books Shakespeare and the Dawn of Modern Science PDF

By Peter D. Usher

In Shakespeare and the sunrise of contemporary technological know-how, popular astronomy professional Peter Usher expands upon his allegorical interpretation of Hamlet and analyzes 4 extra performs, Love's Labour's misplaced, Cymbeline, The service provider of Venice, and The Winter's story. With painstaking thoroughness, he dissects the performs and divulges that, opposite to present trust, Shakespeare used to be good conscious of the clinical revolutions of his time. additionally, Shakespeare imbeds within the allegorical subtext info at the appearances of the sunlight, Moon, planets, and stars that he couldn't have recognized with out telescopic reduction, but those performs seemed coeval with or ahead of the generally authorised date of 1610 for the discovery and primary use of the astronomical telescope. Dr. Usher argues that an early telescope, the so-called standpoint glass, used to be the most likely ability for the purchase of those info. This machine used to be invented via the mathematician Leonard Digges, whose grandson of an analogous identify contributed poems to the 1st and moment Folio variants of Shakespeare's performs. Shakespeare and the sunrise of recent technology is a vital addition to literature, historical past, and technology collections in addition to to non-public libraries.

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Download E-books Reason and Imagination in Chaucer, the Perle-poet, and the Cloud-author: Seeing from the Center (The New Middle Ages) PDF

This assortment makes the compelling argument that Chaucer, the Perle -poet, and The Cloud of Unknowing writer, exploited analogue and metaphor for marking out the pedagogical hole among technological know-how and the mind's eye. the following, revered individuals upload definition to arguments that experience our cognizance and energies within the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books By Nightfall: A Novel PDF

By Michael Cunningham

A New York Times Bestseller

Peter and Rebecca Harris, midforties, are wealthy denizens of new york. he is an paintings broker, she's an editor. They reside good. they've got their troubles―their ebbing passions, their wayward daughter, and likely doubts approximately their careers―but they believe as if they are chuffed. satisfied adequate. until eventually Rebecca's a lot more youthful, look-alike brother, Ethan (known within the relatives as Mizzy, brief for the Mistake), involves stopover at. And after he arrives, not anything will ever be an identical again.

This poetic and compelling masterpiece is a heartbreaking examine a wedding and how we now dwell. packed with shocks and aftershocks, By Nightfall is a singular concerning the makes use of and that means of attractiveness, and where of affection in our lives.

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Download E-books Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works PDF

Although Francesco Petrarca (1304–74) is better recognized this day for cementing the sonnet’s position in literary historical past, he was once additionally a thinker, historian, orator, and one of many leading classical students of his age. Petrarch: A serious advisor to the entire Works is the one complete, single-volume resource to which anyone—scholar, pupil, or common reader—can flip for info on each one of Petrarch’s works, its position within the poet’s oeuvre, and a serious exposition of its defining features.
            a worldly yet available guide that illuminates Petrarch’s love of  classical tradition, his religious Christianity, his public star, and his fight for internal peace, this encyclopedic quantity covers either Petrarch’s Italian and Latin writings and many of the genres during which he excelled: poem, tract, discussion, oration, and letter. A biographical advent and chronology anchor the e-book, making Petrarch an priceless source for experts in Italian, comparative literature, heritage, classics, spiritual reviews, the center a while, and the Renaissance.

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Download E-books Fatal Bargain (The Vampire's Promise, Book 3) PDF

By Caroline B. Cooney

Trapped by way of a vampire in an attic tower, six acquaintances are pressured to make a deadly choice.
There is a creepy, shuttered attic tower within the town's run-down, outdated, deserted mansion, and it's the precise position to have a spooky occasion. not less than, that's what Randy thinks whilst he invitations his 5 buddies for an evening of frightening enjoyable. however the evening will get extra terrifying than an individual expected while Roxanne feels an extended sharp fingernail brushing her naked neck, without one close to sufficient to the touch her. Then Randy sees a shadow gathering—a cape with no individual within. Lacey instantly senses the presence of a vampire within the tower. She doesn't know how, yet she is aware it in her bones, in her soul, as though from one other existence in an old time: Vampire. within the chilling finale to Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, six buddies are trapped in a nightmare, and are compelled to make a poor selection. in simple terms 5 could leave—and one needs to remain in the back of to stand the vampire alone.

This booklet positive factors an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files from the author's own assortment.

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Download E-books Girl Through Glass: A Novel PDF

By Sari Wilson

An spell binding literary debut that tells the tale of a tender girl’s coming of age within the cutthroat international of latest York urban ballet—a tale of obsession and the hunt for perfection, belief and betrayal, good looks and misplaced innocence.

In the roiling summer time of 1977, eleven-year-old Mira is an aspiring ballerina within the romantic, hugely aggressive global of latest York urban ballet. Enduring the mess of her parent’s divorce, she unearths get away in dance—the rigorous hours of perform, the beautiful attractiveness, the precision of flow, the obsessive perfectionism. Ballet bargains her keep an eye on, energy, and the promise of glory. It additionally introduces her to forty-seven-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who turns into her mentor.

Over the process 3 years, Mira is authorised into the celebrated university of yankee Ballet run through the mythical George Balanchine, and at last turns into one in every of “Mr. B’s girls”—a dancer of infrequent expertise selected for greatness. As she ascends greater within the ballet global, her dating with Maurice intensifies, touching darkish locations inside herself and sparking unforeseen wishes that would upend either their lives.

In the current day, Kate, a professor of dance at a Midwestern collage, embarks on a dicy affair with a pupil that threatens to obliterate her profession and capsizes the hot existence she has painstakingly created for her reinvented self. whilst she gets a letter from a guy she’s lengthy concept useless, Kate is hurled again into the dramas of a previous she inspiration she had left behind.

Told in interweaving narratives that circulation among previous and current, Girl via Glass illuminates the prices of ambition, secrets and techniques, and the will for attractiveness, and divulges how the sacrifices we make for an excellent can destroy—or save—us.

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Download E-books Focus PDF

By Arthur Miller

Written in 1945, Focus was once Arthur Miller's first novel and one of many first books to at once confront American anti-Semitism. It is still as chilling and incisive this present day because it was once on the time of its debatable debut. As global conflict II attracts to a detailed, anti-Semitism is alive and good in Brooklyn, long island. right here, Newman, an American of English descent, floats via a global of multiethnic neighborhoods detached to the racism round him. that's, until eventually he starts off to put on glasses that render him "Jewish" within the eyes of others, making him the objective of anti-Semitic prosecution. As he and his spouse locate friendship and help from a Jewish immigrant, Newman slowly starts off to appreciate the racial hatreds that encompass him.

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Download E-books The Sweetness of Forgetting PDF

By Kristin Harmel

A baker in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, needs to go back and forth to Paris to discover a kin mystery for her death grandmother—and what she learns may possibly switch every thing. The Sweetness of Forgetting is the publication that made Kristin Harmel a global bestseller.

At thirty-six, desire McKenna-Smith isn't any stranger to undesirable information. She misplaced her mom to melanoma, her husband left her for a twenty-two yr outdated, and her checking account is sort of depleted. Her personal goals of turning into a legal professional gone, she’s working a failing family members bakery on Cape Cod and elevating a bothered preteen.

Now, Hope’s loved French-born grandmother Mamie, who wowed the Cape together with her exceptional pastries for greater than fifty years, is drifting away right into a haze of Alzheimer’s. yet in an extraordinary second of readability, Mamie realizes that until she tells desire concerning the earlier, the secrets and techniques she has hung on to for thus a long time will quickly be misplaced without end. Tantalizingly, she finds mysterious snippets of a sad background in Paris. after which, arming her with a scrawled record of names, she sends wish to France to discover a seventy-year-old mystery.

Hope’s emotional trip takes her during the bakeries of Paris and 3 non secular traditions, all guided via Mamie’s fairy stories and the candy tastes of domestic. As wish items jointly her family’s background, she reveals bad Holocaust tales combined with strong tales of her family’s will to outlive in a global long past mad. And to reunite fanatics torn aside by means of terror, all she’ll desire is a splash of braveness, and the assumption that God exists all over, even in cake...

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