The Good Luck of Right Now: A Novel

By Matthew Quick

From Matthew speedy, the New York Times bestselling writer of The Silver Linings Playbook, comes The reliable good fortune of correct Now, a humorous and delicate tale approximately kin, friendship, grief, recognition, and Richard Gere—an wonderful and encouraging story that might depart you puzzling over the rhythms of the universe and marveling on the energy of kindness and love.

For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived together with his mom. while she will get unwell and dies, he has no notion the way to be on his personal. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he must locate his flock and depart the nest. yet how does a guy whose complete existence has been grounded in his mother, Saturday mass, and the library find out how to fly?

Bartholomew thinks he’s discovered a clue whilst he discovers a “Free Tibet” letter from Richard Gere hidden in his mother’s undies drawer. In her ultimate days, mother referred to as him Richard—there needs to be a cosmic connection. Believing that the actor is intended to assist him, Bartholomew awkwardly starts off his new existence, writing Richard Gere a chain of hugely intimate letters. Jung and the Dalai Lama, philosophy and religion, alien abduction and cat telepathy, the Catholic Church and the secret of ladies are all explored in his soul-baring epistles. yet generally the letters exhibit one man’s heartbreakingly earnest try to gather a kin of his own.

A suffering priest, a “Girlbrarian,” her feline-loving, foul-mouthed brother, and the spirit of Richard Gere subscribe to the hunt to aid Bartholomew. In a rented Ford concentration, they commute to Canada to work out the cat Parliament and locate his organic father . . . and detect loads more.

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Nobody's Son

By Sean Stewart

The mystical story of the sorrowful issues that occur to a hero after "happily ever after".

Suddenly Shielder's Mark resides a fairy story come actual. A commoner's son, he has damaged the spell of purple hold. Now he can acquire the hero's present promised by means of the king--whatever Mark names. Smitten, he names the king's daughter.

That's the place his fairy story ends.

The hero's sword he claimed at pink hold is taken from him. He reveals himself scorned and hated by way of the king's court docket. And notwithstanding he's allowed to marry the attractive princess, she is probably not one of these prize after all.

A hero's lifestyles and 'happily ever after' are much tougher than they look.

A Canadian Library organization top younger grownup Novel.

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Await Your Reply: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

By Dan Chaon

The lives of 3 strangers interconnect in unexpected ways–and with unforeseen consequences–in acclaimed writer Dan Chaon’s gripping, brilliantly written new novel.

Longing to get on together with his existence, Miles Cheshire however can’t cease looking for his afflicted dual brother, Hayden, who has been lacking for ten years. Hayden has coated his tracks skillfully, relocating stealthily from position to put, dealing with alongside the right way to carry down numerous jobs and appear, to the folk he meets, solely general. yet a few model of if truth be told consistently concealed.

A few days after graduating from highschool, Lucy Lattimore sneaks clear of the small city of Pompey, Ohio, together with her charismatic former heritage instructor. they come in Nebraska, in the midst of nowhere, at a long-deserted hotel subsequent to a dried-up reservoir, to determine the next step on their route to a brand new lifestyles. yet quickly Lucy starts to suppose quietly uneasy.

My complete lifestyles is a lie, thinks Ryan Schuyler, who has lately realized a few stunning information. In reaction, he walks off the Northwestern college campus, hops on a bus, and breaks free from his lifestyles, which all at once turns out summary and tenuous. Presumed lifeless, Ryan makes a decision to remake himself–through unconventional and precarious means.

Await Your Reply
is a literary masterwork with the momentum of a mystery, an unforgettable novel within which pasts are invented and reinvented and the longer term is either seductively uncharted and perilously unmoored.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Yellow Dog

By Martin Amis

Magnificent, painful, awesome, and humorous as hell, Yellow Dog is Martin Amis’ hugely expected first novel in seven years and a beautiful go back to the fictitious form.

When “dream husband” Xan Meo is vengefully assaulted within the backyard of a London pub, he suffers head harm, and character swap. Like a religious convert, the familial paragon turns into an anti-husband, an anti-father. He submits to an alien ethical approach -- one amongst many to be present in those pages. we're brought to the inverted worlds of the “yellow” journalist, Clint Smoker; the excessive priest of hardmen, Joseph Andrews; and the porno rich person, Cora Susan. in the meantime, we discover the entanglements of Henry England: his incapacitated spouse, Pamela; his chinese language mistress, He Zhezun; his fifteen-year-old daughter, Victoria, the sufferer of a filmed “intrusion” that rivets the realm -- simply because she is the longer term Queen of britain, and her father, Henry IX, is its King. The connections among those characters give you the development and force of Yellow Dog.

If, within the twenty first century, the ethical fact is altering, then the radical is altering too, no matter if it likes it or now not. Yellow puppy is a version of ways the unconventional, or extra fairly the comedian novel, can reply to this transformation.

But Martin Amis can also be involved right here with what's changeless and maybe unchangeable. Patriarchy, and the full edifice of masculinity; the large category-error of violence, bobbing up among guy and guy; the tortuous alliances among women and men; and the vanished dream (probably regularly an phantasm, yet now a transparent myth) that we will be able to guard our destiny and our progeny.

Meo heard no footsteps; what he heard used to be the sleek, the shingly soft-shoe of the hefted sap. Then the pointy two-finger prod on his shoulder. It wasn’t intended to occur like this. They anticipated him to show and he didn’t flip -- he half-turned, then veered and ducked. So the blow meant simply to damage his cheekbone or his jawbone was once in its place acquired through the skull, that spacey bulge (in this example nonetheless relatively marriageably forested) the place such a lot of smooth and critical powers are so trustingly encased.

He crashed, he crunched to his knees, in obliterating defeat. . . . -- from Yellow Dog

From the Hardcover edition.

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Euphoria

By Lily King

A long island occasions Bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize

Winner of the 2014 New England publication Award for Fiction

A Finalist for the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award

A most sensible publication of the 12 months for:

New York occasions booklet Review, Time, NPR, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Vogue, New York Magazine, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall road Journal, Boston Globe, The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, Amazon, Publishers Weekly, Our guy in Boston, Oprah.com, Salon

Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of 3 younger, proficient anthropologists of the ‘30’s stuck in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, finally, their lives. encouraged by means of occasions within the lifetime of progressive anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is "dazzling ... suspenseful ... brilliant...an exhilarating novel.”—Boston Globe

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As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth

By Lynne Rae Perkins

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The teach used to be relocating. Ry may rarely inform at the start, yet now he knew. It used to be gaining pace, and he wasn't quick adequate to capture it. He had in simple terms gotten off for a minute, simply to make a cellphone call—and now it was once long past. He used to be in the course of nowhere, by myself.

Maybe it used to be the center of nowhere, yet to Ry, it felt just like the starting of anything. anything that will take him in automobiles, planes, boats . . . over an ocean and again. anything like an experience.

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The Watcher in the Shadows

It used to be an unforgettable summer....

When fourteen-year-old Irene Sauvelle strikes along with her family members to Cape condominium at the coast of Normandy, she's instantly taken by means of the wonderful thing about the place--its expansive cliffs, coasts, and harbors. There, she meets an area boy named Ishmael, and the 2 quickly fall in love. yet a depressing secret is set to spread, regarding a reclusive toymaker who lives in a huge mansion choked with mechanical beings and shadows of the past.

As unusual lighting shine during the fog surrounding a small, barren island, Irene's more youthful brother goals of a dismal creature hidden deep within the woodland. And whilst a tender woman is located murdered, her physique on the finish of a direction torn in the course of the woods by way of a colossal, inhuman strength, Irene and Ishmael wonder--has a demonic presence been unleashed at the population of Cape apartment? jointly, they will need to continue to exist the main terrifying summer time in their lives, as they struggle to piece jointly the numerous mysteries and secrets and techniques hidden in a city torn aside through tragedy, amidst a labyrinth of lighting and shadows.

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Demon Hunts (The Walker Papers, Book 5)

By C.E. Murphy

Seattle police detective Joanne Walker all started the yr in most cases lifeless, and she's finishing it attempting to not be fed on through evil. Literally.

She's confirmed she will deal with the gods and the strolling lifeless. yet a cannibalistic serial killer? that is greater than even she bargained for. what is worse, the brutal demon can simply be tracked a method. If Joanne is to forestall its crusade of terror, she'll need to hunt it the place it lives: the reduce global, a shamanistic aircraft of magic and spirits.

Trouble is, Joanne's abilities are not any fit for the hazards she's approximately to face—and her on-the-job education might end up deadly to the folks she's sworn to protect….

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Clock Without Hands

By Carson McCullers

Set in Georgia at the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock with out palms includes McCullers's such a lot poignant assertion on race, classification, and justice. A small-town druggist demise of leukemia calls himself and his group to account during this story of swap and changelessness, of loss of life and the death-in-life that's hate. it's a story, as McCullers herself wrote, of "response and responsibility--of guy towards his personal livingness."

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