LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE Enrique Vila-Matas's new novel is perhaps his greatest: 'playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists' Colm Tóibín Sixty-something Mac is not writing a novel.
Author: Enrique Vila-Matas
Publisher: Random House
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE Enrique Vila-Matas's new novel is perhaps his greatest: 'playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists' Colm Tóibín Sixty-something Mac is not writing a novel. He is writing a diary, which no one will ever read. His wife, Carmen, thinks he is wasting his time. But Mac persists, diligently recording his daily walks through the neighbourhood during the hottest summer Barcelona has seen in over a century. But soon he notices that life is exhibiting strange literary overtones, and in the sweltering heat, he becomes ever more immersed in literature - a literature haunted by death but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing. Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His Problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature. 'So deeply comical on the one hand, and so deeply poignant on the other, that you just have to give yourself up to it because you're in the hands of a master' Paul Auster '[Vila-Matas] chooses humour in a way that allows him to have big ideas while relentlessly making fun of them' Sunday Telegraph
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Author: Standish Hayes O'Grady
A collection of hagiology, legend, Ossianic lore, and fiction.
Sublimely indifferent to his peer group, Little Mac would hitch up his diapers and ... Paul's brow seemed furrowed perpetually over some insoluble problem .
Author: Arthur Jean Cox
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
I’m pleased to continue our Science Fiction Novel MEGAPACK® series with another collection of great SF novels, published originally between 1959 and 2011. Fans of classic science fiction with enjoy this set. A highlight is The Asteroid Murder Case, by the late Arthur Jean Cox, which is based on a story by Ross Rocklin. (See Jean’s introduction for more information). Also included are: Not in Solitude, by Kenneth F. Gantz First on the Moon, by Jeff Sutton The Organ Farm, by John Boyd. If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
When Mr. Mac reached out his hand to shake mine, I transferred the hundred-dollar bills that I had cupped in the palm of my hand into Mr. Mac's hand.
Author: Saint Andrews
"Houston Has A Problem" is a story that presents an uncensored look into the world of child molestation, drug abuse, the music business, homophobia, racism, and class wars in America. Written from the perspective of a gay black man born in the racist South of the 1960s, whose father was an evangelical minister and Vietnam War Veteran. It presents a compelling story centred around severe topics in a non-threatening humorous style, that draws the reader in right from the very first sentence. The book is filled with shocking true-life conversations with former rockstars, and executives in the entertainment industry. It presents racism in all its forms, black and white with a more profound look at the current controversial "me too generation" media topic. "Houston Has A Problem" presents a rag to riches story followed by a sharp fall from grace, that ultimately leads to the author's miraculous recovery and happiness.
Well, that's his problem, not mine.” Mary Jane slid over, and Mac drove the Buick back to Kaitlin's. “Now get some sleep.” “Don't you want to know why I was ...
Author: Lesley A. Diehl
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Kaitlin Singer needs time off-from a philandering husband, from a writing career stalled on a buzzard as a main character, and from the stash of chocolate in her lingerie drawer. Her decision to return to her childhood home might seem like the perfect way to get her life back together were it not for her mother foisting two visitors on her, guests who claim to be guardian angels. Perhaps not all is lost, for the angels might just be the companions she needs to help her solve the murder of a local newspaper columnist. To uncover clues to the crime, Kaitlin takes over the dead woman's work, writing the column as well as volunteering in the senior center, moves that put her in the path of the killer. She and her guests will need assistance from a pot-bellied pig and some pool skills to bring the murderer down.
What's your problem? ... His trouble had started early that morning with the ringing of the phone, his private line. It seldom rang.
Author: Sandra Chastain
Cherished author Sandra Chastain offers readers a searing story of love and promise, danger and desire. Dr. Nikolai Sandor has sworn off caring for patients. It’s all research, all the time for him now. But after taking a call he can’t ignore, Niko finds himself at the bedside of a woman who had attempted to take her own life . . . and now refuses to wake from her twilight state. Niko is drawn to the angelic woman, to her peaceful face. When he touches her hand and whispers to her of love and passion, he senses she is aware of his presence. He must wake her—even if it means believing in a romance that might never begin. Karen Miller doesn’t want to wake up. She wants to be alone with her pain, in the darkness of her deepest sleep. But she can’t ignore that voice, low and seductive. Who is this man, this tempter at her bedside? Is he real? His sensual whispering has penetrated Karen’s safe haven, creating an intimacy she’d never known before. But if she opens her eyes, will she ever be safe again? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Flirting with Disaster, Taking Shots, and Long Simmering Spring.
“Mac —” He gives me a look that brooks no argument, stern and commanding. ... I consider following him, asking him what the hell his problem is.
Author: Jane Henry
Publisher: Jane Henry
Bryn Aitkens is the daughter of my enemy. And my enemies must pay. Vengeance for the wrong done my family has driven me. Consumed me. And collateral damage means nothing. So I’ll charm the innocent girl. Seduce her. Win her over, heart and body. Ruin her for anyone but me. And then strike the Aitkens family when they least suspect it. For no enemy of the Cowen Clan goes unpunished… Including her.
A major problem with dictation occurs where things foreign and unfamiliar, especially place names and military terms, are transcribed.
Author: William S. Brockington, Jr.
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
The most complete memoir or primary account in English of two of the most important phases of the Thirty Years' War, Monro's Expedition is a regimental history, a guide to would-be mercenary officers, a social history, and a window into an earlier era. Although the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) ended three and a half centuries ago, it continues to intrigue readers as one of the most devastating wars in modern European history. Initially a religious/political confrontation, the conflict soon expanded into a continent-wide series of wars. Monro's account of his experiences is one of the most important primary sources of the period. From the creation of new tactical formations to improved military technology, the sheer magnitude of the crisis required new methods of waging war. Firsthand accounts by the combatants themselves are virtually non-existent, as rank and file soldiers were rarely literate, and their officers were only slightly more educated. Monro was a Scot who wrote proudly of his Scottish regiment and of his Scottish soldiers. Brockington's account retains the original spelling and punctuation and includes the original pagination within the new text for the benefit of readers searching for information cited elsewhere. Glossaries provide ready reference for place names, proper names, and archaic terms.
position Mac had earlier—her back against a peeling banyan trunk, legs crossed at the ... Nodding to the two fishermen, Mac folded his legs and made himself ...
Author: Merline Lovelace
USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers two fan-favorite stories of soldiers on a mission. The Right Stuff Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control. A Question of Intent U.S. Army Major Jill Bradshaw is used to giving orders, not taking them—so when she met brusque Commander Cody Richardson, the medical officer in charge of her top secret mission, she was a little taken aback. Of course she’s also taken with him—a problem, because despite his sterling credentials, she wasn’t exactly sure who he was. Cody had always maintained protocol at all costs—it’s all for the best, because he has secrets to keep—and Jill is best kept at a distance....
Mac had asked for trouble when he'd bought into Gray's mutinous rhetoric. It wasn't David's problem nor his cause. “Just until things quiet down,” Mac ...
Author: Alexa Egan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The complete collection of Alexa Egan’s “not-to-be-missed” (Romantic Times) Imnada Brotherhood novellas—a dark and sexy series about a clan of shape-shifters living secretly as humans. Awaken the Curse University student James Farraday and professor’s daughter Katherine Lacey embark on a curse-ridden quest to find Katherine’s father, who vanished while studying a mysterious ancient obelisk. As they unravel the mystery, legends point to the existence of the Imnada, a race of shape-shifters said to have died off a thousand years ago. Or is the professor’s disappearance the result of a very human villain? Soon James and Kate’s search for the truth means fighting for their lives. Yet every hour they spend together exploring the past leads them to a very present and irresistible temptation… Unleash the Curse Neither actress Sarah Haye nor London’s most eligible bachelor, Sebastian Commin, the Earl of Deane has ever forgotten their scandalous night of white hot passion—and the differences that make a future together impossible. Yet they find themselves back together as they try to solve the mystery of a brutal attack on an Imnada shape-shifter and a sinister entity known as the Naxos. When the Naxos strike again, Sarah realizes she’s willing to risk a little scandal to save the world…and the man she loves. Vanquish the Curse Lady Estelle Swann didn’t come to London in search of a husband. Instead she’s here hunting for one of the magical Keys of Gylferion in hopes of preventing a war between Fey-blood and shape-shifter. So when the notorious scoundrel Lt. Jack Ramsay turns his dangerous charms her way, she’s more than a little suspicious. But he’s after something else—something that leads the couple on a mission both complicated and deadly. Soon Estelle and Jack find themselves fighting not only unseen enemies but their own very dangerous attraction…
Simply select the features that work for you, or use all of them—No Problem! Moving from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7? No Problem! We designed this book so that you can easily build upon your existing knowledge quickly.
Author: Dwight Silverman
Switch from a PC to Mac with no problem! Experienced using Microsoft but now switching over to a Mac? No Problem! With this book you can build upon the knowledge you have In a rush to get going on a Mac? No Problem! For a quick path, you can choose to read only the highlighted text for just what you need to know Prefer to take notes while you learn? No Problem! We've sprinkled loads of notes and quick tips throughout the book, and left you plenty of room to take your own Need a detailed step-by-step guide to switching from Microsoft to Apple software? No Problem! Combine all the learning paths for a comprehensive workshop
Mabel said that Mac was very sick. He had gone to a clinic because he was having problems with his legs. The doctor took one look at him and without any ...
Author: Njoki McElroy
Publisher: Dr. Njoki McElroy
1012 Natchez is the memoir of Njoki McElroy, growing up in Texas during the Jim Crow years, coming of age in New Orleans, and migrating to Chicago during the Great Migration period. Her grandparents¿ house at 1012 Natchez, the source of childhood nurturing and adult refuge, connects past and present, North and South, Sherman and Chicago, as well as the three major female characters.