Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend, and Myth

By W. B. Yeats

This assortment brings jointly all of W. B. Yeats' released prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and delusion, with items on topics together with ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, old tribes, invaluable stones and Gaelic love songs. via his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats tried to create a flow in literature that was once enriched via and rooted in an important local culture. during this quantity, Yeats' essays, introductions and sketches are provided chronologically, giving a transparent photograph of ways his research built, expanding in its intensity and complexity in his quest to create an eire of the mind's eye.

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By Blood: A Novel

By Ellen Ullman

A New York Times extraordinary e-book of the Year

San Francisco, the Seventies. A disgraced professor takes an place of work in an previous downtown development to devise his go back. yet he's distracted through the sounds coming from the following room, the place of work of a psychiatrist. He overhears the remedy periods of a tender lesbian who's looking for her adoptive relations. Enraptured through the sound of her voice and keen about her tale, the professor takes up the patient's quest as his personal and discovers the stressful fact approximately her origins. As he sends every one new revelation to the patient---disguised as correspondence from an adoption agency---she is energized through the knowledge, yet reveals herself unmoored from every little thing she proposal she knew approximately herself. With ferocious intelligence and spell binding, magnetic prose, Ellen Ullman's By Blood is a gloomy and tremendous novel approximately connection, id, heritage, and the bad wish to effect one other life.

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Shylock's Daughter: A Novel of Love in Venice

A modern day actress unearths herself transported again in historical past and into the fingers of a passionate younger bard in Erica Jong’s sensuous spin on Shakespeare’s The service provider of Venice
A glamorous Hollywood movie famous person, Jessica Pruitt fears the simplest days of her occupation are at the back of her. Arriving in Italy quickly after wasting custody of her younger daughter, she hopes to omit her woes via serving as a pass judgement on on the Venice movie competition and immersing herself in arrangements for her starring position in a brand new cinematic take on The service provider of Venice. For the getting older yet nonetheless attractive actress, this old, crumbling urban of canals is the fitting get away, enthralling her with its historical past, its magic, and its mystery.
Then in the future, whereas walking throughout the previous Jewish area, she unearths herself in a really diversified Venice—one that hasn’t existed for 5 hundred years—as the heroine of a brand new theatrical recreation by means of an enigmatic younger playwright named Will Shakespeare. unexpectedly, impossibly, Jessica has discovered a brand new starting, a brand new audience—and, within the fingers of a genius fledgling bard, a love affair extra stimulating, pleasurable, and freeing than any she is going to ever comprehend, even 5 centuries on.
Originally released as Serenissima, Erica Jong’s Shylock’s Daughter is a paranormal story set in a mystical city—a splendidly inventive and delightfully uninhibited love tale that transcends time.
This book gains an illustrated biography of Erica Jong together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection.

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The Unwitting: A Novel

In CIA parlance, those that knew have been “witting.” everybody else was once one of the “unwitting.”  
On a vibrant November day in 1963, President Kennedy is shot. that very same day, Nell Benjamin gets a cell name with information approximately her husband, the influential younger editor of a literary journal. because the kingdom mourns its public loss, Nell has her inner most grief to reckon with, in addition to a revelation approximately Charlie that turns her figuring out of her marriage on its head, besides the realm she concept she knew.
With the chilly conflict looming ominously over the lives of americans in a conflict of the unfastened global opposed to the Communist powers, the blurry traces among what's actual, what's reliable, and what's correct tangle with problems with loyalty and love. because the truths Nell discovers approximately her liked husband upend the narrative of her lifestyles, she needs to query her personal allegiance: to her profession as a journalist, to her kingdom, yet so much of all to the folk she loves.
Set within the literary ny of the Nineteen Fifties, at a magazine very similar to the Paris assessment, The Unwitting inspires a bygone period of burgeoning sexual expertise and intrigue and an exuberance of rules that had the ability to alter the area. Resonant, illuminating, and totally soaking up, The Unwitting is ready the lies we inform, the secrets and techniques we preserve, and the ability of affection within the face of both.
Praise for The Unwitting
“Much of the joys comes from the literary cameos (think: Mary McCarthy, Richard Wright and Robert Lowell), yet it’s [Ellen Feldman’s] haunting portrait of a wedding that make this chilly struggle novel so resonant for readers of any period of time, together with our own.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“The first extraordinary factor approximately this booklet is the narrator’s voice: it really is snappish, convinced, argumentative, literate. I fell for it from the start. . . . The Unwitting is shiny, sassy, informative, a page-turner, soaking up, and quick. i'm a lady, so perhaps it's a women’s ebook, yet I heavily doubt it, and wish that male readers will supply it a shot. definitely they too will take pleasure in the examine that went into it. definitely they too may be enthusiastic about its daring and thorough overview of the yank 20th century.”—Kelly Cherry, The l. a. evaluation of Books
“Compelling adequate to take its position with the easiest of crime fiction, Feldman’s language is loving, shiny and sharp whereas her storytelling talents are unquestionable. . . . The Unwitting cuts us into an engaging time, then ramps issues up. . . . Feldman is obviously a author who's going areas, [and] The Unwitting brings that domestic: it’s a great book.”January Magazine

“A tale of affection and intrigue in the course of the chilly conflict, The Unwitting plumbs not just the secrets and techniques of spies, yet these of the human middle. relocating, witty, and carefully clever, it truly is an soaking up and deeply gratifying read.”—Kevin Baker, writer of The sizeable Crowd
“Unforgettable . . . The Unwitting forced me from the 1st web page and during each unforeseen twist and switch. This check out the darkish locations in human nature cries out to be learn, re-ead, and discussed.”—Lynn Cullen, writer of the nationwide bestseller Mrs. Poe
“Through the lens of a passionate, advanced marriage, Ellen Feldman brings the chilly battle again to existence. The Unwitting is a smart and impossible to resist portrait of attention-grabbing humans in a tumultuous time.”—Roger Straus III, former coping with director, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Motorcycle Man (The Dream Man Series Book 4)

By Kristen Ashley

Caught in a drab global, Tyra Masters comes to a decision to chuck her previous lifestyles and begins looking for whatever. She doesn’t comprehend what it's until eventually she meets her dream guy. The goateed, tattooed, muscled, gravelly voiced motorbike guy who plies her with tequila and provides her the easiest intercourse of her existence. yet she understands it isn’t the tequila and intercourse speaking. He’s it. He’s who she’s been having a pipe dream approximately on the grounds that she might remember.

Until he makes it transparent she isn’t who he’s having a look for.

Tyra slinks clear of his mattress, humiliated. the matter is, he’s her new boss. She simply may possibly or won't have forgotten to inform him that part.

Kane “Tack” Allen has a rule. He doesn’t hire an individual he’s slept with. And he shall we Tyra be aware of that during his bike guy approach. Tyra fights for her task and wins it utilizing sass and a technicality. Tack demanding situations her that if she hits his mattress yet one more time, she loses her job.

Tyra is set to maintain her activity and steer clear of Tack. yet she makes an incredible mistake. in the course of their head-to-heads, she we could all of it hang around and indicates Tack she is who he’s trying to find. And Tack has had an excellent girl slip via his arms, he’s no longer approximately to permit that occur again.

Although Tack shades Tyra’s global with a vibrancy that’s blinding, being with him capability she has to reside in his motorbike membership international. complete on, no holds barred. and because Tack’s international, let alone Tack, is a bit frightening, Tyra isn’t so sure.

It's Tack's task to persuade her.

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Only You Can Save Mankind (Johnny Maxwell Trilogy)

By Terry Pratchett

It's only a video game . . . is not it?

The alien spaceship is in his attractions. His finger is at the fireplace button. Johnny Maxwell is ready to set the recent excessive rating at the machine video game Only it can save you Mankind.

Suddenly, a message appears:
We desire to speak. We surrender.

But the extraterrestrial beings should not alleged to surrender—they're presupposed to die!

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Some Luck

By Jane Smiley

National ebook Award Nominee

A most sensible e-book of the yr: The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, San Francisco ChronicleFinancial Times, The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage

1920, Denby, Iowa: Rosanna and Walter Langdon have simply welcomed their firstborn son, Frank, into their relatives farm. he'll be the oldest of 5.
Each bankruptcy during this remarkable novel covers a unmarried yr, encompassing the sweep of background because the Langdons abide through everyday values and move them directly to their kids. With the rustic at the cusp of large social and fiscal change through the early Fifties, we watch because the own and the historic merge seamlessly: one second electrical energy is simply commencing to strength the farm, and the following a son is volunteering to struggle the Nazis. Later nonetheless, a woman we’d noticeable starting to be up now has a bit woman of her own.   
The first quantity of an epic trilogy from a loved author on the top of her powers, Some Luck starts off us on a literary experience via cycles of delivery and loss of life, ardour and betrayal that would span a century in America.

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The Glittering World

By Robert Levy


whatever ELSE got here BACK.

within the culture of Neil Gaiman (The Ocean on the finish of the Lane), Scott Smith (The Ruins), and Jason Mott (The Returned), award-winning playwright Robert Levy spins a gloomy story of alienation and belonging, the wide-spread and the surreal, kin secrets and techniques and the quest for fact in his debut supernatural thriller.

When up-and-coming chef Michael “Blue” Whitley returns with 3 acquaintances to the distant Canadian group of his beginning, it sounds as if to be the precise getaway from manhattan. He quickly discovers, although, that every little thing he notion he knew approximately himself is a delicately orchestrated lie. although he had no recollection of the development, as a tender boy, Blue and one other baby went lacking for weeks within the idyllic, mysterious woods of Starling Cove. quickly thereafter, his mom all at once fled with him to the United States, their native land left behind.

yet then Blue starts to recollect. And as soon as the stunning fact starts off bleeding again into his lifestyles, his closest friends—Elisa, his former companion in crime; her stalwart husband, Jason; and Gabe, Blue’s younger and admiring coworker—must resolve the secrets and techniques of Starling Cove and the artists’ colony it as soon as harbored. All 4 will face their bothered pasts, their so much deepest demons, and a mysterious race of beings that inhabits the land, spoken of via the locals purely because the different Kind...

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A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a beautiful new hide through the famed clothier Peter Mendelsund 

Vertigo is the very good first novel by means of W.G. Sebald: "The most fun, and such a lot mysteriously elegant, of latest ecu writers" (James Wood, The New Republic). An unnamed narrator, beset by means of frightened illnesses, trips throughout Europe to Vienna, Venice, Verona, Riva, and at last to his adolescence domestic in a small Bavarian village. he's additionally touring into the previous. touring within the footsteps of Stendhal, Casanova, and Kafka, the narrator attracts the reader line through line right into a dizzying internet of heritage, biography, autobiography, legends, literature, and―most perilously―memories.

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Lawn Mower Magic (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

By Lynne Jonell

   With a POP! and a pant of smoke, the Willows' garden mower calls it quits. a brand new mower will expense their mom and dad some huge cash, funds Derek had was hoping to borrow for a educate price tag to go to a chum. fortunately Derek and his brother and sisters discover a rusty push mower tucked away within the shed. It does not seem like a lot, however it seems that it has been absorbing magic for years. And it is hungry for grass!

   Can Derek earn his price tag? might be . . . if he, Abner, Tate, and Celia can maintain the magic mower below control!

   Lynne Jonell follows up her Junior Library Guild choice, Hamster Magic, with a moment tale of the Willow family's rowdy run-ins with mixed-up magic.

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