Larger Than Life (Novella) (Kindle Single)

By Jodi Picoult

From Jodi Picoult, number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper, comes a gripping and fantastically written novella, now on hand solely as an book. Set within the wilds of Africa, Larger Than Life introduces Alice, the unforgettable personality on the heart of Picoult’s expected new novel, Leaving Time.
A researcher learning reminiscence in elephants, Alice is desirous about the bonds among mom and calf—the mother’s strong protecting instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. residing on a online game reserve in Botswana, Alice is ready to view the animals of their usual habitat—while following an enormous rule: She needs to in basic terms detect and not intervene. Then she reveals an orphaned younger elephant within the bush and can't undergo to go away the helpless child at the back of. pondering again on her personal formative years, and on her moving courting along with her mom, Alice hazards her occupation to take care of the calf. but what she involves comprehend is the intensity of a parent’s love.
Praise for Jodi Picoult
“Picoult is a talented wordsmith, and he or she fantastically creates events that not just impress the brain yet contact the incorrect souls in all of us.”—The Boston Globe
“Picoult is an extraordinary author who promises publication after publication, a profitable mixture of the literary and the commercial.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Jodi Picoult’s novels don't assemble dirt at the bedside desk. they're devoured up quick and the readers wish more.”—Los Angeles Times

Show description

Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence

By Susan Schneider

That includes quite a few updates and improvements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2d Edition, offers a suite of readings that make the most of innovations built from technological know-how fiction to discover various vintage and modern philosophical issues.

  • Uses technological know-how fiction to handle a chain of vintage and modern philosophical matters, together with many raised by means of fresh clinical developments
  • Explores questions in terms of transhumanism, mind enhancement, time commute, the character of the self, and the ethics of man-made intelligence
  • Features a number of updates to the preferred and hugely acclaimed first variation, together with new chapters addressing the state-of-the-art subject of the technological singularity
  • Draws on a large diversity of technological know-how fiction’s extra common novels, movies, and television sequence, together with I, Robot, The starvation Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World
  • Provides a gateway into vintage philosophical puzzles and issues proficient by way of the newest technology

Show description

Can I Get an Amen?

By Sarah Healy

When the very last thing you will have is the only factor you wish, you have to have a bit faith....

Growing up, Ellen Carlisle used to be a Christian: She went to Jesus camp, downed stale Nilla Wafers at Sunday tuition, and not, ever performed with Ouija forums. Now, years later, whilst infertility prevents her from giving her formidable legal professional husband a relations, she reveals herself on the point of divorce, unemployed, and residing together with her right-wing, born-again Christian mom and dad in her suburban New Jersey hometown. There the universities are inner most, the prior is public, and benefits are available lump sums.

Then Ellen meets a guy to whom she believes she will open her center, and he or she starts to imagine that perhaps it’s real that every little thing occurs for a reason—until all that used to be going good starts off going very badly and Ellen is finally compelled to dig deep to discover her personal model of faith.

Show description

The Corpse Washer (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)

By Sinan Antoon

In the course of the struggles of a unmarried determined kin, Sinan Antoon's novel exhibits us the guts of Iraq's complicated and violent contemporary background. Descending into the underworld the place the borders among existence and loss of life are blurred and the place there's no safe haven from never-ending nightmares, Antoon limns an international of serious sorrows, an international the place the winds wail.

Show description

The Word Exchange: A Novel

By Alena Graedon

A dystopian novel for the electronic age, The note trade offers a creative, suspenseful, and decidedly unique imaginative and prescient of the hazards of know-how and of the iconic power of the broadcast word.

In the not-so-distant destiny, the forecasted “death of print” has turn into a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers, and magazines are things of the previous, and we spend our time glued to handheld units referred to as Memes that not just keep us in consistent communique but additionally have become so intuitive that they hail us cabs earlier than we depart our offices, order takeout on the first growl of a hungry stomach, or even create and promote language itself in a industry referred to as the be aware Exchange.
     Anana Johnson works along with her father, Doug, on the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), the place Doug is tough at paintings at the final version that might ever be revealed. Doug is a staunchly anti-Meme, anti-tech highbrow who fondly recalls the times whilst humans used e-mail (everything now's textual content or videoconference) to communicate—or even really spoke to each other, for that subject. One night, Doug disappears from the NADEL places of work, leaving a unmarried written clue: ALICE. It’s a code note he devised to sign if he ever fell into harm’s manner. And hence starts off Anana’s trip down the proverbial rabbit gap . . .
     Joined by means of Bart, her bookish NADEL colleague, Anana’s look for Doug will take her into darkish  basements and subterranean passageways; the stacks and interpreting rooms of the Mercantile Library; and secret conferences of the underground resistance, the Diachronic Society. As Anana penetrates the secret of her father’s disappearance and a deadly disease of decaying language known as “word flu” spreads, The Word alternate becomes a cautionary story that's right now a technological mystery and a meditation on the excessive cultural expenses of electronic technology.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description


By Hugo Wilcken

From the writer of the existential mystery ‘The Execution’ comes ‘Colony’, a singular set in French Guiana because the age of Empire attracts to an in depth and anarchy beckons. The yr is 1928. Sabir – petty legal, drifter, struggle veteran – is on a jail send certain for a infamous penal colony within the French tropics. quickly after his arrival within the bagne, as it's identified, Sabir is distributed out to a piece camp deep within the South American jungle yet quick involves the realisation that his previous lifestyles is lifeless, and go back to France an impossibility. but, if he's to outlive in any respect, he needs to break out the brutality of the bagne. Posing as a qualified gardener, Sabir wins the arrogance and safety of the camp's naïve, idealistic Commandant. With a bunch of like-minded convicts – together with the secretive, enigmatic Edouard, a comrade from the trenches of WW1 – he quickly launches his break out bid, around the seas in a stolen boat. undesirable climate forces the lads ashore, condemning them to a dark, hallucinatory tramp during the jungle. As starvation and competition tear the gang aside, Sabir knows he has scant probability of escaping into one other existence. partly , Manne – deserter, itinerant exile – involves the Colony looking for his deported pal, a similar Edouard from half One. With a fake id and canopy tale, Manne installs himself as a visitor on the Commandant's condo. There, he falls into an affair along with his host's spouse. in the meantime, the Commandant is slowly unravelling, turning out to be ever extra suspicious of who Manne is and what he's doing within the Colony. Manne finally ends up trapped like every person else within the bagne, and realises that he too needs to break out. The novel's plot threads start to merge – obstacles among dream and truth blur, bringing a surreal tinge to the dramatic climax. either a page-turning event tale, and a daring novel of rules, Colony takes an historic heritage established to readers of Henri Charrière's ‘Papillon’, and twists it right into a metaphysical trip. Brilliantly evoking an environment of colonial decline within the tropics, the unconventional explores the moving natures of identification, reminiscence and truth.

Show description

A Strangeness in My Mind: A novel (Vintage International)

Arriving in Istanbul as a boy, Mevlut Karataş is enthralled via either the outdated urban that's disappearing and the hot person who is quickly being equipped. He turns into a road seller, like his father, hoping to strike it wealthy, yet success by no means seems on Mevlut’s part. He spends 3 years writing love letters to a lady he has obvious only once, in basic terms to elope by means of mistake together with her sister. even supposing he grows to cherish his spouse and the kin they've got jointly, Mevlut stumbles towards center age as each person round him looks reaping some great benefits of a speedily modernizing Turkey. informed in the course of the eyes of a various solid of characters, in A Strangeness in My Mind Nobel-prize-winning writer Orhan Pamuk paints an excellent tableau of lifestyles one of the beginners who've replaced the face of Istanbul over the last fifty years.

Show description


By Ann Cummins

For her acclaimed selection of tales, pink Ant condominium, Joyce Carol Oates hailed Ann Cummins as “a grasp storyteller.” The San Francisco Chronicle referred to as her “startlingly original.” Now, in her debut novel, Cummins stakes declare to wealthy new literary territory with a narrative of straddling cultures and dishonest destiny within the American Southwest.
Yellowcake introduces us to 2 unforgettable families—one Navajo, one Anglo—some thirty years after the final of the uranium mill close to which they as soon as made their houses. while little Becky Atcitty exhibits up at the Mahoneys’ doorstep all grown up, the prior comes crashing in on Ryland and his energetic brood. Becky, the daughter of 1 of the Navajo mill employees Ryland had supervised, is now excited by a gaggle looking damages for these harmed via the radioactive airborne dirt and dust that infected their global. yet Ryland wishes no a part of dredging up their past—or acknowledging his destiny. while his spouse joins the reason, the messy, glossy lives of this eclectic solid of characters collide once more, trying out their mettle, stretching their religion, and reconnecting previous and found in unforeseen new ways.

Finely crafted, deeply felt, and bursting with heartache and hilarity, Yellowcake is a relocating tale of ways daily humans kind their approach via existence, with all its hidden hazards.

Show description

Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

By Lital Levy

A Palestinian-Israeli poet proclaims a brand new nation whose language, "Homelandic," is a mixture of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli writer imagines a "language plague" that infects younger Hebrew audio system with previous global accents, and sends the narrator looking for his Arabic historical past. In Poetic Trespass, Lital Levy brings jointly such startling visions to supply the 1st in-depth examine of the connection among Hebrew and Arabic within the literature and tradition of Israel/Palestine. greater than that, she offers a charming portrait of the literary imagination's energy to transgress political obstacles and remodel principles approximately language and belonging.

Blending heritage and literature, Poetic Trespass lines the interwoven lifetime of Arabic and Hebrew in Israel/Palestine from the flip of the 20th century to the current, exposing the 2 languages' intimate entanglements in modern works of prose, poetry, movie, and visible paintings by way of either Palestinian and Jewish electorate of Israel. In a context the place excessive political and social pressures paintings to spot Jews with Hebrew and Palestinians with Arabic, Levy unearths writers who've boldly crossed over this divide to create literature within the language in their "other," in addition to writers who carry the 2 languages into discussion to rewrite them from within.

Exploring such acts of poetic trespass, Levy introduces new readings of canonical and lesser-known authors, together with Emile Habiby, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Anton Shammas, Saul Tchernichowsky, Samir Naqqash, Ronit Matalon, Salman Masalha, A. B. Yehoshua, and Almog Behar. by means of revealing unusual visions of what it capacity to put in writing in Arabic and Hebrew, Poetic Trespass will swap the way in which we comprehend literature and tradition within the shadow of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Show description