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  • Requiem, Mass.: A Novel by John Dufresne

    By John Dufresne

    Within the tragicomic mode of his best-selling Louisiana energy & gentle, a hilarious and tenderhearted novel a few son's makes an attempt to avoid wasting his family.

    John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Mass., middle of the Commonwealth, the place Johnny's mother, Frances, is riding within the breakdown lane once more. She thinks Johnny and his little sister Audrey were changed through extraterrestrial beings; she's certain of it, and she's beautiful definite that she herself is already useless, or she wouldn't have to disguise the stink of her rotting flesh with Jean Naté Apres Bain. Dad, truck motive force and pathological liar, is down South someplace dwelling his mystery existence. And Audrey, whilst she's now not jogging her cat Deluxe in a toddler stroller, spends her time locked in a closet telling herself tales. Johnny, in the meantime, is hell-bent on saving the relatives from itself.

    In his "truly unique voice" (Miami usher in) and with the "miraculous great thing about his tale-telling" (New York instances publication Review), Dufresne brings his remarkable eye for the tragic and the absurd to the dysfunctions and joys of kin during this strong new novel.

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  • Mustang Moon (Phantom Stallion #2) by Terri Farley

    By Terri Farley

    Whilst 13-year-old Samantha returns domestic to her family?s farm animals ranch in Nevada, she?s fearful. She moved away years in the past to get over a nasty fall off her loved mustang, Blackie, and she?s nonetheless unsure she will be able to come again within the saddle. Her new colt doesn?t appear to like her, and the opposite ranchers deal with her just like the boss?s spoiled daughter, and Blackie has been lacking on account that that fateful day. yet that?s just the start. whilst Sam all of sudden unearths the destiny of a mysterious mustang who may possibly or will not be the lacking Blackie resting in her arms, she has to benefit to be a true cowgirl, prepared or now not. The vintage subject matter of a woman and her horse is decided opposed to a backdrop of mustangs, tumbleweeds, and a West that?s nonetheless Wild. Phantom Stallion #2: Mustang Moon A rogue mustang is stealing mares, however the Phantom is taking the blame. It?s as much as Sam to shield his innocence and his existence. a long time 10+

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  • Good Night, God Bless (Henry Holt Young Readers) by Susan Heyboer Okeefe, Hideko Takahashi

    By Susan Heyboer Okeefe, Hideko Takahashi

    Goodnight, God blessOur city at rest,Which counts every one personAs a guest.At the shut of the day, the air cools, lighting dim, and animals sizeable and small cool down to sleep. within homes, kids practice night rituals sooner than snuggling up in mattress to assert their prayers.Susan Heyboer O'Keefe's mild textual content, including Hideko Takahashi's soft images, go through the various widely used locations and faces of a kid's global, blessing each for one more day. With an emphasis at the protection of domestic, it is a photograph ebook that celebrates the affection of family members and belonging with sleek simplicity.

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  • Ian McEwan by Sebastian Groes (ed.)

    By Sebastian Groes (ed.)

    Ian McEwan is without doubt one of the most important, and arguable, British novelists operating this present day. His books are either severely - and academically - acclaimed and embraced through readers the world over. even supposing essentially a novelist, he has additionally written brief tales, tv performs, a libretto, a kid's publication and a movie model. throughout those many kinds his paintings keeps a particular personality that explores questions of morality, position and heritage, nationhood, sexuality and gender.

    Now absolutely up to date for its moment version, this advisor brings jointly a set of latest severe views on McEwan's oeuvre, not just protecting the early works and his writing for the reveal but in addition incorporating exact and unique analyses of the later paintings, together with new readings of his newest books, Solar and Sweet Tooth. With an up to date and prolonged consultant to extra serious studying on McEwan, the ebook additionally contains an interview with the writer himself, a chronology of his lifestyles, paintings and occasions and the entire textual content of a misplaced early McEwan brief story.

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