Download E-books The Master of Go PDF

By Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker

Move is a online game of approach during which gamers try and encompass each one other’s black or white stones. easy in its basics, infinitely complicated in its execution, pass is an important expression of the japanese spirit. And in his fictional chronicle of a fit performed among a respected and heretofore invincible grasp and a more youthful, extra smooth challenger, Yasunari Kawabata captured the instant within which the immutable traditions of imperial Japan met the onslaught of the 20 th century.

The pageant among the grasp of move and his opponent, Otaké, is waged over a number of months and layered in rite. yet underneath the game’s decorum lie tensions that devour not just the gamers themselves yet their households and retainers—tensions that flip this actual contest right into a duel which can in basic terms result in loss of life. Luminous in its aspect, either suspenseful and serene, The grasp of cross is an elegy for a complete society, written with the poetic economic system and mental acumen that introduced Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Translated from the japanese by means of Edward G. Seidensticker

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Download E-books New Irish Short Stories PDF

Edited through Joseph O'Connor (author of Star of the Sea and Ghost Light) New Irish brief tales is a gorgeous assortment from a desirable number of writers, either new and verified. that includes, between many others, William Trevor and Roddy Doyle, Rebecca Miller and Richard Ford, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Colm Toibin, it exhibits the quick tale to be a colourful, thriving shape and one who should still remain celebrated and encouraged.

This assortment follows the 2 acclaimed versions David Marcus edited for Faber in 2004-5 and 2006-7.

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Download E-books Low Expectations PDF

By Elizabeth Aaron

Georgie has a glamorous profession in fashion.

Her boss doesn’t be aware of her identify, yet operating for a genius pays off in the future. She hopes.

She additionally has nice friends.

Granted, they’re occasionally a section superficial, yet who desires to talk about a world concern on a Friday night?

And she’s having fun with her unmarried life.

Eighteen months of celibacy, and never a sizzling prospect in sight.

Perhaps life’s now not particularly what she hoped for…

But how can she switch it, and what does she really need? caught someplace among a quarter-life quandary and self-fulfillment, Georgie is set that this 12 months, every thing might be diversified. Armed simply together with her experience of humour, a few black eyeliner and her top try at ‘charming’, she’s at the manner. yet simply how lengthy will the hot stronger Georgie last?

Low expectancies is a great, raunchy, laugh-out-loud novel approximately what it skill to be a ‘Real Woman’ this present day

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Download E-books Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture PDF

By Douglas Coupland

Generation X is Douglas Coupland's acclaimed salute to the iteration born within the overdue Nineteen Fifties and 1960s--a iteration identified vaguely as much as then as "twentysomething."

Andy, Claire, and Dag, every one of their twenties, have surrender "pointless jobs performed grudgingly to little applause" of their respective hometowns and reduce themselves adrift at the California barren region. looking for the drastic adjustments that may lend aspiring to their lives, they have mired themselves within the detritus of yankee cultural reminiscence. Refugees from heritage, the 3 enhance an ascetic regime of story-telling, boozing, and dealing McJobs--"low-pay, low-prestige, low-benefit, no-future jobs within the provider industry." they convey smooth fables of affection and loss of life one of the plastic surgery parlors and cocktail bars of Palm Springs, disturbingly humorous stories of nuclear waste, ancient overdosing, and mall culture.

A darkish photograph of the trio's hugely fortressed internal international fast emerges--landscapes peopled with useless television indicates, "Elvis moments," and semi-disposable Swedish furnishings. And from those landscapes, deeper graphics emerge, these of fanatically self reliant participants, pathologically ambivalent concerning the destiny and brimming with unhappy longings for permanence, for romance, and for his or her own residence. Andy, Dag, and Claire are underemployed, overeducated, intensely inner most, and unpredictable. just like the team they replicate, they've got nowhere to appease their fears, and no tradition to interchange their anomie.

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Download E-books Straßen von gestern (German Edition) PDF

By Silvia Tennenbaum

Dort, wo heute in Frankfurt die Doppeltürme der Deutschen financial institution aufragen, kommt 1903 Lene Wertheim zur Welt. Die Wertheims sind eine alteingesessene jüdische Familie mit festen Grundsätzen: guy feiert Weihnachten als prunkvolles Familienfest - zum Entsetzen der orthodoxen Verwandtschaft. "Die Juden sind wie alle anderen, und wenn sie es nicht sind, sollten sie es sein", erklärt Eduard Wertheim, Bankier, Kunstsammler und Mäzen, seinen Nichten und Neffen. Lene erhält 1938 in Paris für sich, ihren zweiten Mann und ihre Tochter Ausreisevisa für die united states. Aber nicht alle Wertheims haben das Glück, sich rechtzeitig vor den Nazis in Sicherheit bringen zu können.

Silvia Tennenbaum berichtet in kraftvollen Bildern vom Aufstieg einer jüdischen Familie im Kaiserreich, begleitet ihre verschlungenen Wege durch die Weimarer Republik und lässt uns Leser Flucht und Tod im "Dritten Reich", Vertreibung und Rettung eindringlich miterleben. Ein großer, epischer Roman unserer Zeit.

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Download E-books Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai PDF

Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai, written through Madhuri Banerjee, is a narrative approximately sincere and courageous housewives in Mumbai. those girls are looking for love and are unafraid to stick with their hearts blindfolded through rejecting their current lives. existence in Mumbai is beautiful traumatic and specially, it really is monotonous now and then, specifically with humans operating like a desktop. the tale within the booklet, Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai, revolves rather round a residential sector in Mumbai referred to as the Sapphire Towers, which is analogous to the other position in Mumbai. a few high-profile humans of Mumbai reside right here. The e-book brings to limelight the lives of housewives and their day-by-day regimen actions. This paintings is conducted with precision, rather a lot in order that you will alter their watch in line with their paintings. yet this is often simply the outer conceal and as one digs deeper, a few graciously hidden secrets and techniques are exposed. the writer has given examples approximately this monotonous existence and reasons why those illegitimate actions are conducted. Scandalous Housewives: Mumbai provides us an instance of Gita, a mom of 2 younger daughters, who's uninterested in her day-by-day monotonous approach to life and is wanting to get away from it. The e-book additionally describes a Gujarati housewife, who's a mom yet can be hooked on intercourse and is even able to pay for it.

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Download E-books The Fall of Shane MacKade (The MacKade Brothers) PDF

By Nora Roberts

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Nora Roberts returns with the vintage stories of the MacKade brothers―their rebellions, their passions and their loves.

Shane MacKade loved every thing approximately women―the glance of them, the scent of them, the style of them. So the very last thing he anticipated was once to turn into a one-woman guy. or even extra marvelous is that it is the Ph.D.-toting educational Rebecca McKnight who has him headed for a fall. may possibly Shane's days as a bachelor be coming to an end?

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Download E-books She Belongs to Me: A Southern Romantic-Suspense Novel - Charlotte - Book One PDF

By Carmen DeSousa

A passionate romantic-suspense of affection, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me can have you falling in love and pondering should you can belief someone correct as much as the final page.

Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being on top of things. Ever because his father died, he has supplied for his mom and sisters or even employed his brothers-in-law to assist run his winning development corporation. On an opportunity business journey, even though, he meets the only one that throws his existence right into a whirlwind--Jaynee.

Jaynee has lived a sad existence and has sworn off all males. that's until eventually a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating quarter, refusing to take no for a solution. From the instant they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her ft, assuring her that happiness exists. yet can she fairly get away her past?

Five years later, Jordan reveals Jaynee on their again porch with a gunshot wound to the pinnacle. whereas Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to return to their starting and work out what went incorrect. Did he push his spouse to the sting, or has her previous get back to hang-out them?

Although She Belongs to Me is a part of the Southern Romantic-Suspense assortment, it's a stand-alone tale that may be learn by itself. it is a cliffhanger-free area right here, associates!

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Download E-books The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Rose Harbor Novel PDF

By Debbie Macomber

From number one New York Times bestselling writer Debbie Macomber comes the 1st e-book in a sequence set within the liked Pacific Northwest city of Cedar Cove.

Jo Marie Rose first arrives in Cedar Cove looking a clean begin. a tender widow dealing with the loss of life of her husband, she purchases a neighborhood bed-and-breakfast—the newly christened Rose Harbor Inn—ready to start her lifestyles anew. Her first visitor is Joshua Weaver, who has come domestic to take care of his sick stepfather. the 2 have by no means obvious eye to eye, and Joshua has little wish that they could reconcile their ameliorations. Jo Marie’s different visitor is Abby Kincaid, who has again to Cedar Cove to wait her brother’s marriage ceremony. again for the 1st time in two decades, she virtually needs she hadn’t come, the picturesque city harboring painful thoughts. And as Abby and Joshua attempt to heal from their pasts, and Jo Marie desires of the probabilities ahead of her, all of them detect that lifestyles strikes in just one direction—forward.

Praise for Debbie Macomber and The resort at Rose Harbor

“No one tugs at readers’ heartstrings particularly as successfully as [Debbie] Macomber.”—Chicago Tribune

“Debbie Macomber is the reigning queen of women’s fiction.”—The Sacramento Bee
“Charming . . . hot and serene . . . an excellent novel.”—Bookreporter

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