Khirbet Khizeh: A Novel by Yaacob Dweck, S. Yizhar, Nicholas de Lange

By Yaacob Dweck, S. Yizhar, Nicholas de Lange

"Exhilarating . . . How frequently are you able to say a few harrowing, unquiet ebook that it makes you strive against together with your soul?" —Neel Mukherjee, the days (London)

It’s 1948 and the Arab villagers of Khirbet Khizeh are approximately to be violently expelled from their houses. a tender Israeli soldier who's on responsibility that day unearths himself combating on fronts: with the villagers and, eventually, together with his personal conscience.

Published simply months after the founding of the kingdom of Israel and the tip of the 1948 warfare, the novella Khirbet Khizeh used to be an instantaneous sensation whilst it first seemed. on account that then, the ebook has endured to problem and disturb, even discovering its approach onto the college curriculum in Israel. many of the debates it has triggered could themselves make Khirbet Khizeh worthy interpreting, however the novella is way greater than an important ancient record: it's also an exceptional murals. Yizhar’s haunting, lyrical kind and charged view of the panorama are in lots of methods as startling as his wrenchingly sincere view of recent Israel’s primal scene.

Considered a contemporary Hebrew masterpiece, Khirbet Khizeh is a rare and heartbreaking ebook that's destined to be a vintage of worldwide literature.

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: A critical review of the 1996 literature preceded by two by G.W. Gribble and T.L. Gilchrist (Eds.)

By G.W. Gribble and T.L. Gilchrist (Eds.)

Includes edited lawsuits of ECHET96 digital convention, together with 10 keynote articles, eighty three contributed articles and posters, three articles describing how the chemical content material of the convention was once assembled and accessed, and email discussions. additionally comprises decisions from CLIC better Chemical Communications venture, Chemical Markup Language documentation, an instance of using Hyperwave for dependent record collections, and examples of the presentation of 3D molecular info utilizing internet applied sciences. learn more... summary: includes edited complaints of ECHET96 digital convention, together with 10 keynote articles, eighty three contributed articles and posters, three articles describing how the chemical content material of the convention was once assembled and accessed, and email discussions. additionally contains decisions from CLIC improved Chemical Communications undertaking, Chemical Markup Language documentation, an instance of using Hyperwave for dependent record collections, and examples of the presentation of 3D molecular details utilizing net applied sciences

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Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book by Ray Bradbury, Sean Manning

By Ray Bradbury, Sean Manning

Fanatics of the broadcast booklet, come up! Thirty of today’s most sensible writers are the following to inform you you’re no longer alone.

In certain to final, an awesome array of authors involves the passionate protection of the broadcast ebook with lively, never-before-published essays celebrating the hardcover or paperback they carry so much dear—not unavoidably due to its contents, yet as a result of its importance as a specific, irreplaceable item. even if concentrating on the situations at the back of how a selected publication used to be received, or the way it has develop into endlessly “bound up” with a particular individual, time, or position, every piece accrued the following confirms—poignantly, delightfully, irrefutably—that each booklet tells a narrative a ways past the single stumbled on inside of its pages.

In addition to a foreword through Ray Bradbury, sure to final positive aspects unique contributions by:
Chris Abani, Rabih Alameddine, Anthony Doerr, Louis Ferrante, Nick Flynn, Karen pleasure Fowler, Julia Glass, Karen eco-friendly, David Hajdu, Terrence Holt, Jim Knipfel, Shahriar Mandanipour, Sarah Manguso, Sean Manning, Joyce Maynard, Philipp Meyer, Jonathan Miles, Sigrid Nunez, Ed Park, Victoria Patterson, Francine Prose, Michael Ruhlman, Elissa Schappell, Christine Schutt, Jim Shepard, Susan immediately, J. Courtney Sullivan, Anthony Swofford, Danielle Trussoni, and Xu Xiaobin

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South of Superior by Ellen Airgood

By Ellen Airgood

A debut novel jam-packed with middle, within which love, friendship, and charity train a tender lady to dwell a much bigger life.

When Madeline Stone walks clear of Chicago and strikes miles north to the coast of Lake more suitable, in Michigan's higher Peninsula, she isn't ready for a way a lot her lifestyles will change.

Charged with taking care of an getting older kinfolk good friend, Madeline reveals herself in the midst of appealing nowhere with Gladys and Arbutus, octogenarian sisters-one sharp and obdurate, the opposite sweeter than sunshine. As Madeline starts to event the methods of the small, tight-knit city, she is drawn into the lives and dramas of its citizens. It's a spot the place instances are tricky and accounts run deep, yet friendship, group, and compassion run deeper. because the tale hurtles along—featuring a misplaced baby, a dashed love, a automobile twist of fate, a marriage, a hearth, and a romantic reunion—Gladys, Arbutus, and the remainder of town train Madeline extra approximately lifestyles, love, and goodwill than she's discovered in a lifetime.

A heartwarming novel, South of Superior explores the deep gift in taking care of others, and indicates how one that is negative in pocket might be wealthy in such a lot of alternative ways, and the way little it frequently takes to make an individual satisfied.

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Cicero 'Haruspex': Political Prognostication and the Viscera by Maridien Schneider

By Maridien Schneider

This monograph explores Marcus Tullius Cicero's expertise and interpretation of latest political occasions as mirrored in his inner most correspondence over the last years of either the Roman republic and his personal existence. Cicero's correspondence provides an in depth view of present political occasions in Rome and constitutes, including Caesar's writings, our significant modern proof for the conditions of the civil warfare of forty nine BC. The theoretical enter of Cicero's predecessors, their perceptions of constitutional improvement (in specific of Roman politics) in addition to Cicero's conception in their political theories are scrutinized to figure out the level of Cicero's expertise of a bigger trend of political occasions.

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Daniel Martin by John Fowles

By John Fowles

A brand new exchange paperback variation of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the one author in English who has the ability, variety, wisdom, and knowledge of a Tolstoy or James" (John Gardner, Saturday Review).

The eponymous hero of John Fowles's greatest and richest novel is an English playwright became Hollywood screenwriter who has started to question his personal values. Summoned domestic to England to go to an ill good friend, Daniel Martin reveals himself again within the corporation of people that as soon as knew him good, pressured to confront his buried previous, and propelled towards a trip of self-discovery by which he eventually creates for himself a extra gratifying life. A brilliantly imagined novel infused with a profound knowing of human nature, Daniel Martin is John Fowles on the top of his literary powers.

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The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs

By Susan Wiggs

"Sometimes you stumble throughout a treasure whilst you're searching for whatever else entirely."
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Susan Wiggs brings readers to the plush abundance of Sonoma County in a singular of sisters, friendship and the way stories are woven like a spell round us.
Tess Delaney makes a dwelling restoring stolen treasures to their rightful vendors. humans like Annelise Winther, who refuses to promote her long-gone mother's loved necklace—despite Tess's recommendation. To Annelise, the jewel's price is in its memories.
But Tess's personal historical past is full of gaps: a father she by no means met, a mom who spent extra time touring than together with her daughter. So Tess is stunned while she discovers the grandfather she by no means knew is in a coma. And that she has been named in his will to inherit 1/2 Bella Vista, a hundred-acre apple orchard within the magical Sonoma city known as Archangel.
The leisure is willed to Isabel Johansen. A part sister she's by no means heard of.
Against the wealthy panorama of Bella Vista, Tess starts off to find an international packed with the easy pleasures of meals and relatives, of the nice and cozy earth underneath her naked toes. a global the place relatives comes first and the roots of historical past run deep. a spot the place falling in love is not just attainable, yet inevitable.
And in a season packed with new studies, Tess starts off to work out the reality in anything Annelise as soon as informed her: in the event you don't think stories are worthy greater than funds, then might be you've no longer made the correct of memories.
From one in every of America's so much liked writers, The Apple Orchard is a narrative of kinfolk ties—both previous and new—and of the moments that attach our hearts.

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O Moleque Ricardo by José Lins do Rego

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of movies that had distribution within the English talking global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it obtained praised by way of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Nascido no Engenho Santa Rosa, no inside de Pernambuco, o “moleque de eito” Ricardo tinha poucas perspectivas de ascender na vida. Aos sixteen anos, inconformado com seu destino, ele make a decision fugir para Recife e começar uma nova vida longe da roça.

Na capital pernambucana, Ricardo consegue encontrar um emprego. Porém mais do que trabalhar em troca de um salário, suas novas experiências incluem a descoberta do amor e da militância política. No entanto, o que parecia uma porta para a liberdade acaba em tragédia, com a prisão do rapaz na Ilha de Fernando de Noronha.

Primeiro romance de José Lins do Rêgo escrito em terceira pessoa, O moleque Ricardo tem um strong point cunho político. A trajetória do negro de engenho que busca uma nova vida na cidade, sem sucesso, reflete a lógica da cultura nordestina de que o trabalhador “alugado” tem melhor condições de vida do que o proletário urbano.

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Rodmoor by John Cowper Powys

By John Cowper Powys

Rodmoor is, strangely for a John Cowper Powys novel, set in East Anglia, Rodmoor itself being a coastal village. The protagonist, Adrian Sorio, is a commonly Powys-like hero, highly-strung with in basic terms precarious psychological balance. he's in love with ladies - Nance Herrick and the extra unconventional Phillipa Renshaw. This was once Powys moment novel, released in 1916. It deploys a wealthy and noteworthy solid of characters.

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