Download E-books Alma PDF

By William Bell

Award-winning YA writer William Bell's Alma is the alluring tale of a quiet lady who builds a friendship with a reclusive stranger.

Times were tricky for the reason that Alma's father died and he or she and her mom needed to quit their farm and movement into city. fortunately, Alma can regularly retreat into the books of her favorite writer, R.R. Hawkins.

When Alma's instructor notices her attractive handwriting, she recommends Alma for a role transcribing letters for "Miss Lily," a reclusive previous girl who has simply arrived from Boston. ultimately, their mutual love of studying creates a robust friendship. leave out Lily lends Alma a few of her favorite books, introduces her to calligraphy, and encourages her ardour to jot down stories.

But who's this tough and solitary outdated lady who reminds Alma of Dickens' omit Havisham? And why is she so secretive concerning the a part of her lifestyles she refuses to percentage? may well she be, as Alma starts to suspect, R.R. Hawkins herself? Alma is decided to discover out.

This touching tale explores the connection among a blossoming author and her mentor, and delves into the complex dynamics of friendship and belief.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Peace on Earth (Ijon Tichy, Book 4) PDF

By Stanisław Lem, Michael Kandel, Elinor Ford

Ijon Tichy is the one human who understands evidently even if the self-programming robots at the moon are plotting a terrestrial invasion. yet a hugely centred ray severs his corpus collosum. Now his left mind can’t be mindful the key and his uncooperative correct mind won’t inform. Tichy struggles for keep an eye on of the misplaced reminiscence and of his personal warring facets.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Sun of Suns: Book One of Virga PDF

By Karl Schroeder

It is the far-off destiny. the area referred to as Virga is a fullerene balloon 3 thousand kilometers in diameter, packed with air, water, and aimlessly floating chunks of rock. The people who reside during this tremendous setting needs to construct their very own fusion suns and "towns" which are within the form of large wooden and twine wheels which are spun for gravity.

Young, healthy, sour, and friendless, Hayden Griffin is a truly risky guy. he is come to town of Rush within the state of Slipstream with something in brain: to take murderous revenge for the deaths of his mom and dad six years in the past. His objective is Admiral Chaison Fanning, head of the fleet of Slipstream, which conquered Hayden's country of Aerie years in the past. And the truth that Hayden's spent his early life residing with pirates does not bode good for Fanning's chances.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Skulduggery Pleasant: Books 4 - 6 PDF

By Derek Landy

Jointly for the 1st time, books four, five and six within the greatest, funniest, so much exciting comedy-horror-adventure sequence within the universe!

Book four: Skulduggery friendly is long gone, sucked right into a parallel size. there isn't any authentic, Sanctuary-approved plan to avoid wasting him. yet Valkyrie’s by no means had a lot time for plans…

Book five: With Valkyrie suffering to guard her darkish mystery, Skulduggery and the group are extra weak than ever, simply as a deadly disease of body-snatching Remnants are published upon the world…

Book 6: The demise Bringer has risen. Skulduggery and Valkyrie have seven days to discover the Necromancers’ mystery prior to it’s too past due. The clock is ticking. Lord Vile is unfastened. And after this one, not anything will ever be a similar back.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Prelude to Foundation (Foundation, Book 1) PDF

By Isaac Asimov

It's the yr 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily at the Imperial throne of Trantor. right here within the nice multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, 40 billion humans have created a civilization of unbelievable technological and cultural complexity. but Cleon understands there are those that may see him fall - these whom he might ruin if purely he may well learn the future.

Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to carry his paper on psychohistory, his impressive thought of prediction. Little does the younger Outworld mathematician be aware of that he has already sealed his destiny and the destiny of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic strength that makes him the main sought after guy within the Empire... the fellow who holds the foremost to the long run - an apocalyptic energy to be understand perpetually after because the origin.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books The Fortunate Pilgrim PDF

By Mario Puzo

Efore The Godfather and The final Don, there has been Puzo's vintage tale concerning the loves, crimes and struggles faced by means of one kinfolk of latest York urban immigrants dwelling in Hell's Kitchen. clean from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to carry her kin jointly in an odd land. At turns poignant, comedian and violent, and with a brand new preface via the writer, The lucky Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Rosie Thomas Collection 1: The White Dove, The Potter’s House, Celebration, White PDF

By Rosie Thomas

A suite of 4 attractive ebooks from the writer of the runaway bestseller, The Kashmir Shawl.

The White Dove: Born an aristocrat, appealing Amy Lovell leads a whirlwind lifetime of extravagant events and balls. yet Amy is ill-suited to a lifetime of indulgence, and eagerly embraces a nursing occupation, the place she is drawn into the unconventional politics of the day. because the spectre of struggle looms, Amy's bittersweet love for the proud miner Nick Penry leads them to the clash in Spain, the place love and discomfort develop into inseparable agonies.

The Potter's House: Olivia Giorgiadis has left her English roots at the back of to continue to exist a tiny Greek island, married to a neighborhood guy, mom to 2 small sons. but if an earthquake devastates the island, a stranger appears to be like within the aftermath: an Englishwoman, destitute yet for the garments she wears. As she melts into the kin and the village group, so Olivia starts to experience that her mysterious customer threatens all she holds dear…

Celebration: For Bell Farrer, emerging wine journalist, it was once the holiday of her occupation. To interview either reclusive Baron Charles de Gillesmont of castle Reynard and company genius Valentine Gordon of California's Dry Stone Wineries. yet unexpectedly Bell's profession is the very last thing on her brain. simply because Charles and Valentine aren't simply opposites yet enemies, locked in deadly competition via their simply universal bond, the ladies they decide to love. as soon as, Charles's spouse; now Bell. How can Bell, loving one, nonetheless consider the draw of the other?

White: One Love. One probability. as soon as Sacrifice. For Sam McGrath, a quick come upon with a tender girl alterations his lifestyles. On impulse, he vows to keep on with her – the entire method to Nepal. Finch Buchanan, flying out as surgeon, reaches the Himalayas merely to be reunited with a guy she hasn't ever been in a position to omit. Al Hood has made a promise: as soon as he has conquered this final height, he'll depart the mountains in the back of perpetually. And the passionate dating among Finch, Al and Sam – males pushed via their very own demons, and a girl with a dream of her personal – starts to play itself out, with tragic consequences…

Show description

Read more

Download E-books The Spectre of Alexander Wolf (Pushkin Collection) PDF

By Gaito Gazdanov

Of all my stories, of all my life's innumerable sensations, the main exhausting was once that of the only homicide I had committed.'
A guy comes throughout a quick tale which recounts in minute aspect his killing of a soldier, some time past - from the victim's standpoint. it is a tale that are supposed to no longer exist, and whose writer can merely be a lifeless guy. So starts the unusual quest for the elusive author 'Alexander Wolf'. a novel vintage, The Spectre of Alexander Wolf is a mental mystery and existential inquiry into guilt and redemption, twist of fate and destiny, love and death.

Pushkin assortment versions function a spare, dependent sequence kind and enhanced, sturdy elements.  The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top rate White Paper and notch-bound via the independently owned printer TJ foreign in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are published on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and woodland Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

Show description

Read more

Download E-books Dark Orbit PDF

By Carolyn Ives Gilman

From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carol Ive Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel that includes alien touch, secret, and homicide.

Reports of an odd, new liveable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. whilst a crew of scientists is assembled to enquire this global, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to maintain an eye fixed on an risky crewmate. Thora was a member of the interplanetary elite, yet given that her prophetic delusions helped mobilize a rebellion on Orem, she's been banished to the farthest reaches of area, as a result hazard that her very presence may perhaps revive unrest.

Upon arrival, the crew unearths a unprecedented crystalline planet, weighted down with darkish topic. Then a workforce member is murdered and Thora mysteriously disappears. considered uninhabited, the planet is actually domestic to a blind, sentient species whose contributors navigate their international with a strange vocabulary and extrasensory perceptions.

Lost within the deep crevasses of the planet between those humans, Thora needs to conflict her demons and discover ways to understand the local population to be able to locate her crewmates and warn them of an approaching chance. yet her so much tough activity could lie in persuading the group that a few powers lie past the limits of science.

Show description

Read more