Category: Fiction

By Austin Grossman

"A razor-sharp comedy and a sensible meditation at the nature of gaming." --Boston Globe

When Russell joins Black Arts video games, brainchild of 2 visionary designers who have been as soon as his closest buddies, he reunites with an eccentric team of nerds hacking the frontiers of either know-how and leisure. partially, he is eventually given up chasing the normal course that has consistently appeared simply out of achieve. yet typically, he must be aware of what occurred to Simon, his strangest and such a lot proficient good friend, who died below mysterious conditions quickly after Black Arts' breakout hit.

As the company's innovative next-gen online game is threatened by means of a software program glitch, Russell unearths himself in a race to avoid wasting his task, Black Arts' legacy, and the folks he has grown to care approximately. The deeper Russell digs, the extra harmful the glitch appears--and quickly, Russell involves become aware of there is even more is at stake than simply one software program company's backside line.

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By Robert Cormier

It's the summer season of 1938 while younger Paul Moreaux discovers he can “fade.” First bewildered, then overjoyed with the facility of invisibility, Paul experiments. yet his “gift” quickly indicates him stunning secrets and techniques and drives him towards a chilling act.

“Imagine what may possibly occur if Holden Caufield stepped into H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, and you’ll have an concept how strong Fade is. . . . i used to be totally riveted.”—Stephen King

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An Orange Prize Finalist
A guy Booker Prize Nominee
Winner of the 2009 Betty Trask Prize
A mum or dad First ebook Award Nominee

Jake is within the tailspin of previous age. His spouse has gave up the ghost, his son is in criminal, and now he's approximately to lose his earlier to Alzheimer’s. because the ailment takes carry of him, Jake’s thoughts develop into more and more unreliable. What occurred to his daughter? Is she alive, or lengthy useless? Why is his son imprisoned? And why can’t he shake the reminiscence of a yellow costume and one lonely, echoing gunshot?
 
Like Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, The desert holds us in its grip from the 1st sentence to the last with the sheer fantastic thing about its language and its ruminations on love and loss.

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By Jules Renard

The wildlife in all its richness, glimpsed variously in the home, the barnyard, and the backyard, in ponds and streams, and at huge within the woods and the fields, together with previous acquaintances just like the puppy, the cat, the cow, and the pig, in addition to more odd and infrequently alarming characters akin to the weasel, the dragonfly, snakes of numerous varieties, or even a whale, let alone ants of their seeming infinitude and a unmarried humble potato—all those and extra are the topics of what might be the main deft and pleasant ebook of literary miniatures ever written. In Jules Renard’s global, vegetation and animals not just consider yet converse (one species, the swallow, looks to jot down Hebrew), and but, for the entire anthropomorphic wit and whimsy the writer indulges in, they protect their secret too. Sly, humorous, and touching, Nature Stories, the following superbly rendered into English by way of Douglas Parmée and observed by means of the glorious ink-brush pictures of Pierre Bonnard with which the ebook was once initially released, is a literary vintage of inexhaustible freshness.

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By Cristy Watson

In such a lot methods, Poe is just like the different children in his tuition. He thinks approximately ladies and attempts to prevent an excessive amount of touch with academics. He has a loving father who is helping him together with his homework. yet Poe has a mystery, and virtually each day a few small act threatens to show him. He does not have a mobile quantity to provide to pals. He does not have an handle. Poe and his father live in a tent on urban land. whilst the town clears the land to construct housing, Poe concerns that they may not be capable to locate one other website close to his tuition. Will Poe need to reveal his mystery to get support for himself and his father?

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Provided the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore used to be India’s major litterateur of the early 20th century. Tagore used to be one of many country’s pioneering novelists, prepared to scan with shape and ambitious in his number of matters. His novels are remembered for his or her cutting edge narrative constructions, profound insights into human relationships, and evocatively lyrical language. This collector’s version of Rabindranath Tagore’s novels in English translation brings jointly the writer’s best-known novels in omnibus volumes. the 1st quantity beneficial properties 3 novels—Chokher Bali, Ghare Baire and Yogayog—and novellas: Chaturanga and Malancha.
Chokher Bali (A Grain of Sand) is a vintage exposition of an extramarital affair that occurs in the confines of a joint kinfolk. Asha, the easy, demure spouse of the wealthy, flamboyant Mahendra, befriends Binodini, a vivacious younger widow who involves dwell with them; yet either Mahendra and Binodini betray Asha’s belief and elope, leaving the wedding in ruins.

Set opposed to the backdrop of the Partition of Bengal by means of the British in 1905, Ghare Baire (Home and the realm) is additionally the story of a triangular courting: among the liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his knowledgeable and delicate spouse Bimala, and Sandip, Nikhilesh’s good friend, a charismatic progressive who Bimala turns into attracted to.

Chaturanga (Quartet) lines the philosophical and emotional advancements among Sachish, an excellent younger atheist who turns ascetic after the premature demise of his mentor, his pal Sribilash, and Damini, a tender widow sheltered by means of the guru Lilananda, who Sachish and Sribilash develop into devotees of.

Set within the old context of the decline of the landed aristocracy in Bengal and the emergence of the entrepreneur classification, Yogayog (Nexus) is the story of Kumudini, the daughter of a classy family members that has fallen on undesirable occasions, who's torn among her loyalties to Madhusudan, her crass and self-serving husband, and Bipradas, her creative and compassionate brother, as she struggles desperately to discover an id for herself.

Finally, Malancha (The backyard) positive aspects the loving yet childless couple Aditya and Neerja whose calm family global is shattered whilst Neerja is struck down by means of affliction and suspects Sarala, Aditya’s early life pal, of usurping her position either in Aditya’s center and of their cherished garden.

Written in Tagore’s inimitable sort and whole of unusual turns of plot and unforgettable experiences of the human psyche, every one of those novels, to be had the following in glossy, lucid translations, will satisfaction all fans of vintage fiction.

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By Franklin W. Dixon

An task shape their well-known detective father to trace down a hoop of credit-card counterfeiters takes Frank and Joe Hardy on a thrilling tenting journey to the Rocky Mountains. however the cross-country trek with their buddies Chet Morton and Biff Hooper is jinxed from the first actual day. unusual happenings on a virtually impassable mountain trap Frank, Joe, Chet, and Biff to nearly definite loss of life prior to they realize the sinister explanation for the chance on Vampire path.

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By Judy Blume

Celebrating forty years of a Judy Blume vintage!

Millions of fanatics old and young were entertained via the short wit of Peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischevious Fudge, and the unbreakable self assurance of know-it-all Sheila Tubman in Judy Blume's 5 Fudge books. And now, Puffin Books honors 40 years of the ebook that began all of it, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, with a unique edition--featuring a brand new advent from Judy--to rejoice this perennial favorite.

“As a child, Judy Blume used to be my favourite writer, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favourite book.”—Jeff Kinney, writer of the bestselling Wimpy child sequence

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By Michael Thomas Ford

Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day to discover himself within the health center. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. by no means brain the bandages on his wrists, essentially this can be all a tremendous mistake. Jeff is completely wonderful, completely normal—not just like the different young children within the medical institution with him. They’ve bought difficulties. yet a humorous factor occurs as Jeff’s forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies begin to appear much less loopy. . . .

Compelling, witty, and refreshingly actual, Suicide Notes is a darkly comedian novel that examines that fuzzy line among “normal” and the remainder of us.

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By Jonathan Lethem

A boozy ex-military captain trapped in a mysterious vessel searches for his runaway son, an getting older superhero settles into academia, and a pro "dystopianist" gets a trip from a suicidal sheep. Men and Cartoons contains 11 fantastical, a laugh, and relocating tales written in a dizzying array of types that indicates the amazing diversity and tool of Lethem's imaginative and prescient. occasionally firmly grounded in fact, and different instances spinning off into totally unique imaginary worlds, this booklet brings jointly tremendous characters with incisive social remark and suggestion scary allegories. 

      A visionary and artistic assortment that merely Jonathan Lethem can have produced, the classic variation good points tales no longer released within the hardcover variation, "The form we are In" and "Interview with the Crab. 

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