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Monthly Archive for February, 2014

Download The Quick and the Dead by Joy Williams – I Was Born In The Desert I Been Down For YearsPDF Summary:Dont read Joy Williams if youre looking for Oprah-style stories of redemption–stories in which the human spirit triumphs And dont look to her for a mirror of reality with this author theres never the [...]

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Download The Practical Heart Four Novellas by Allan Gurganus – Praise From An Impractical HeartPDF Summary:Allan Gurganus documents the daily dreams that sustain us In the title novella of his extraordinary new collection IThe Practical HeartI the narrator tells how his Aunt Muriel a dour genteel-poor Scottish immigrant came to be painted by John Singer [...]

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Download History of the Present Essays Sketches and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s by Timothy Garton Ash – For EurophilesPDF Summary:In the 1980s Timothy Garton Ash was a respected Central Europe reporter his books IThe Magic LanternI IThe Uses of AdversityI and IThe Polish RevolutionI required reading on the area still very much a [...]

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Download Paradise Reclaimed by Halldor Laxness – Steinars Quixotic Journey Through A Treacherous WorldPDF Summary:IAn idealistic Icelandic farmer journeys to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise in this captivating novel by Nobel Prizewinner Halldor LaxnessbrThe quixotic hero of this long-lost classic is Steinar of Hlidar a generous but very poor man who lives [...]

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Download World Light by Halldor Laxness – Too Beautiful For WordsPDF Summary:As an unloved foster child on a farm in rural Iceland Olaf Karason has only one consolation the belief that one day he will be a great poet The indifference and contempt of most of the people around him only reinforces his sense of [...]

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Download House of Sand and Fog Oprahs Book Club Vintage Contemporaries – Mesmerising Page TurnerPDF Summary:bOprah Book Club Selection November 2000b Andre Dubus III wastes no time in capturing the dark side of the immigrant experience in America at the end of the 20th century IHouse of Sand and FogI opens with a highway crew [...]

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Download The Wisdom of John Paul II The Pope on Lifes Most Vital Questions by Pope John Paul II – Experience The WisdomPDF Summary:The essential thoughts of Pope John Paul II on matters of belief and conscience have been culled from his encyclicals speeches homilies and statements to fellow bishops and collected in one volumebrbrThroughout [...]

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Download Mona and Other Tales by Reinaldo Arenas – One Of The Best Writers I Have ReadPDF Summary:Mona and Other Talesi icovers Reinaldo Arenass entire career his recently rediscovered debut which got him a job at the Biblioteca Nacional in Havana stories written in a political prison and some of his last works written in [...]

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Download Searching for El Dorado A Journey into the South American Rainforest on the Tail of the Worlds Largest Gold Rush by Marc Herman – Informative And Interesting ReadPDF Summary:When we think of the Amazonian rain forest the term gold rush does not immediately spring to mind nor does the latter summon up thoughts of [...]

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Download Passage of Arms by Eric Ambler – Creating Wealth Under ColonialismPDF Summary:In this classic thriller two American tourists find more adventure than they bargained for when they get involved with Chinese gun smugglers and Muslim revolutionaries learning first hand about the intrigue of the post-colonial worldbrbrGreg and Dorothy Nilsen had wanted to go on [...]

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