A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards

By Yvvette Edwards

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize

A Kirkus most sensible e-book of the Year

suffering from guilt, paralyzed by means of disgrace, Jinx has spent the years due to the fact her mother's loss of life by myself, estranged from her husband, withdrawn from her son, and entrenched in a adolescence domestic packed with fierce and violent thoughts. whilst Lemon, an outdated family members pal, seems unbidden on the door, he seduces Jinx with a heady mixture of robust storytelling and delicate care. What follows is a annoying and passionate weekend, because the subscribe to forces to solve the tragedy that binds them. Jinx has lengthy carried the load of the previous; now, she needs to relive her mother's final days, confront her grief head-on, and communicate the reality as simply she is familiar with it.

Expertly woven and completely paced, a cabinet filled with Coats is either a heartbreaking relations drama and a riveting secret, with a solid of characters who linger within the brain and the guts lengthy after the final web page has been became.

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Nexus (Nexus, Book 1) by Ramez Naam

By Ramez Naam

Mankind will get an upgrade

In the close to destiny, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can hyperlink people jointly, brain to brain. There are a few who are looking to enhance it. There are a few who are looking to remove it. And there are others who simply are looking to make the most it.

When a tender scientist is stuck enhancing Nexus, he's thrust over his head right into a global of chance and foreign espionage - for there's way more at stake than somebody realizes.

From the halls of academe to the halls of energy, from the headquarters of an elite US organization in Washington DC to a mystery lab underneath a best college in Shanghai, from the underground events of San Francisco to the unlawful biotech markets of Bangkok, from a world neuroscience convention to a distant monastery within the mountains of Thailand - Nexus is a thrill trip via a destiny near to explosion.

File Under: Science Fiction [ Humanity 2.0 | brain issues | Hive | this may ensue ]

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The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

By Gavin Extence

An extraordinary meteorite struck Alex Woods while he was once ten years previous, leaving scars and staining him for a unprecedented destiny. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and a straightforward goal for bullies, Alex hasn't had the best early life.
but if he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he reveals an not likely buddy. somebody who teaches him that that you just merely get one shot at lifestyles. you want to make it count number.
So whilst, elderly seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn packed with ashes at the entrance seat, and a complete state in uproar, he's relatively yes he's performed the fitting factor ...
Introducing a brilliant younger voice destined to appeal the world, The Universe as opposed to Alex Woods is a party of curious incidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unforeseen connections that shape our global.

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Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson

By Craig Ferguson

Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically humorous, and assured to offend despite faith, race, nationwide beginning, sexual orientation, or career Between the Bridge and the River is the debut novel through Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's The past due past due Show. youth neighbors from Scotland and illegitimate half-brothers from the yankee South undergo and revel in all demeanour of surprising reviews which, because it seems, are one way or the other interconnected and, unusually adequate, significant. An eclectic solid of characters comprises Carl Jung, Fatty Arbuckle, Virgil, Marat, Socrates, and Tony Randall. Love, greed, wish, revenge, geared up faith, and Hollywood are alternately tickled and throttled. very unlikely to summarize and most unlikely to forestall interpreting, this can be a romantic comedian odyssey that truly supplies and rewards.

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Seiobo There Below by László Krasznahorkai

By László Krasznahorkai

The most modern novel from “the modern Hungarian grasp of the apocalypse” (Susan Sontag)

Seiobo — a eastern goddess — has a peach tree in her backyard that blossoms as soon as each 3 thousand years: its fruit brings immortality. In Seiobo There Below, we see her returning repeatedly to mortal nation-states, looking for a glimpse of perfection. good looks, in Krasznahorkai’s new novel, displays, although fleetingly, the sacred — whether we're regularly not able to endure it. Seiobo indicates us an historical Buddha being restored; Perugino handling his workshop; a eastern Noh actor rehearsing; a enthusiast of Baroque track lecturing a handful of previous villagers; travelers intruding into the rituals of Japan’s such a lot sacred shrine; a heron hunting.… Over those scenes and extra — established by way of the Fibonacci series — Seiobo hovers, observing all of it.

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The Siege of Krishnapur (Empire Trilogy, Book 2) by J. G. Farrell

By J. G. Farrell

Winner of The Booker Prize.

 

India, 1857—the yr of the nice Mutiny, while Muslim squaddies grew to become in bloody uprising on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the topic of J. G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur, extensively thought of one of the best British novels of the final fifty years.

 

Farrell's tale is determined in an remoted Victorian outpost at the subcontinent. Rumors of strife clear out in from afar, and but the individuals of the colonial group stay convinced in their army and, principally, ethical superiority. but if they locate themselves lower than real siege, the real personality in their dominion—at as soon as brutal, blundering, and wistful—is quickly published. The Siege of Krishnapur is a better half to Troubles, in regards to the Easter 1916 uprising in eire, and The Singapore Grip, which occurs in advance of international conflict II, because the sunlight starts off to set upon the British Empire. jointly those 3 novels provide an unequaled photo of the follies of empire.

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Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers is Dickens' first novel and greatly considered as one of many significant classics of comedian writing in English. initially serialised in per thirty days instalments, it speedy grew to become a tremendous well known luck with revenues attaining 40,000 through the ultimate half. within the century and a part because its first visual appeal, the characters of Mr Pickwick, Sam Weller and the complete of the Pickwickian staff have entered the awareness of all who love English literature ordinarily, and the works of Dickens particularly.

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Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (Spenser, Book 42) by Ace Atkins

By Ace Atkins

Henry Cimoli and Spenser were pals for years, but the outdated boxing coach hasn't ever requested the personal eye for a want. in the past. A heavy-handed developer is attempting to shop for up Henry's condominium on Revere seashore and sends thugs to maneuver the method alongside. quickly Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, discover a path resulting in a mysterious and lovely lady, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to show to a bit of land north of Boston right into a sprawling on line casino. sour opponents emerge, alliances flip, and the uglier items of the Boston political laptop glance to place an finish to Spenser's investigation.
Aspiration, greed, and twisted goals all concentrate on the outdated Wonderland puppy tune the place the recognized enjoyment park as soon as fronted the sea. For Spenser and Z, this straightforward choose to Henry becomes the struggle in their lives.

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