The Pretend Wife by Bridget Asher

By Bridget Asher

What may existence be like with the one that received away? From the writer of My Husband’s Sweethearts—hailed as “a laugh-and-cry novel” that’s “whip-smart, tender…an undiluted pleasure to read”—comes this bighearted, humorous, fiercely perceptive story a few fortunately married girl and the little white lie that modified everything.…

For Gwen service provider, love has continuously been doled out in little packets—from her father, a marine biologist who buried himself in paintings after her mother’s dying; and from her husband, Peter, who’s consistently been decent and secure. but if an previous university boyfriend, the irrepressible Elliot Hull, invitations himself again into Gwen’s lifestyles, she starts off to recollect a time while love was once an ocean.

What does Elliot wish? in truth, he has a slightly fabulous proposition: he desires Gwen to develop into his spouse. His faux spouse. only for a number of days. To accompany him to his family’s lake condo for the weekend in order that he can satisfy his death mother’s final want. Reluctantly Gwen concurs to play along—with her husband Peter’s complete aid. It’s only one weekend—what damage might come of it?

But as Gwen is drawn into Elliot’s quirky, remarkable family—his astonishingly clever and open mom, his hot and alluring sister, and his lovely, precocious niece—she starts off wondering every thing she’s ever anticipated from love. And as she starts off to discover a number of secrets and techniques approximately her circle of relatives, it unexpectedly appears like a fake dating simply may perhaps become the main genuine factor she’s ever identified.

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On the Beach by Nevil Shute

By Nevil Shute

Following the warfare, a radioactive cloud starts off to brush southwards poisoning every little thing in its course. An American submarine captain is likely one of the survivors left sheltering in Australia, getting ready with the locals for the inevitable. regardless of his thoughts of his spouse, he turns into as regards to a tender girl suffering to simply accept the tough realities in their scenario. Then a Morse code sign is picked up and the submarine needs to set sail throughout the bleak ocean to look for indicators of existence.

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The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey

By Peter Carey

An automaton, a guy and a girl who can by no means meet, tales of love—all are delivered to incandescent existence during this hauntingly relocating novel from one of many most interesting writers of our time. 

London 2010: Catherine Gehrig, conservator on the Swinburne museum, learns of the surprising loss of life of her colleague and lover of 13 years. because the mistress of a married guy, she needs to fight to maintain the intensity of her suffering to herself. the single different one that is aware Catherine’s secret—her boss—arranges for her to take delivery of a different venture clear of prying eyes within the museum’s Annexe. frequently managed and rational, yet now mad with grief, Catherine reluctantly unpacks a rare, eerie automaton that she has been charged with bringing again to lifestyles.
As she starts to piece jointly the clockwork puzzle, she additionally uncovers a chain of notebooks written via the mechanical creature’s unique proprietor: a nineteenth-century Englishman, Henry Brandling, who traveled to Germany to fee it as a paranormal entertainment for his consumptive son. however it is Catherine, approximately 2 hundred years later, who will locate convenience and sweetness in Henry’s tale. And it's the automaton, in its attractive, uncanny imitation of existence, that would hyperlink strangers faced with the mysteries of construction, the miracle and disaster of human invention, and the body’s striking chemistry of affection and feeling.

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The First Rule (Joe Pike, Book 2) by Robert Crais

By Robert Crais

While Frank Meyer and his relatives are accomplished of their domestic, the police commence investigating the key lifestyles they're convinced Meyer had. Joe Pike's on a hunt of his personal: to transparent his friend's identify, and to punish the folks who murdered him. What begins out as an easy path will get twisted quickly through previous grudges, double crosses, blood vengeance, and a criminal offense so bad even Pike and his accomplice Elvis Cole haven't any option to degree it.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein

By Garth Stein

If you've ever questioned what your puppy is considering, Stein's 3rd novel bargains a solution. Enzo is a lab terrier combine plucked from a farm open air Seattle to journey shotgun with race motor vehicle motive force Denny quick as he pursues good fortune at the music and stale. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and hazards his rate reductions and his existence to make it at the specialist racing circuit. Enzo, pissed off through his lack of ability to talk and his loss of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's previous racing video clips, cash koanlike aphorisms that follow to either using and existence, and hopes for the day whilst his lifestyles as a puppy can be over and he might be reborn a guy. whilst Denny hits a longer tough patch, Enzo is still his so much steadfast if silent supporter.

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The Renegades of Pern (Dragonriders of Pern Series) by Anne McCaffrey

By Anne McCaffrey

So long as the folk of Pern might take into accout, the Holds had secure them from Thread, the lethal silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land. In alternate for sanctuary within the large stone fortresses, the folk tithed to their Lord Holders, who in flip supported the Weyrs, whose dragons have been Pern's maximum weapon opposed to Thread.

But no longer every body on Pern used to be a part of that approach of mutual care and safety, really those that were rendered holdless as punishment for wrongdoing. And there have been a few, like Jayge's dealer extended family, who easily most well-liked the liberty of the roads to the protection of a carry. Others, like Aramina's kinfolk, had misplaced their holds via injustice and cruelty. For the entire holdless, existence was once a continuing fight for survival.

Then, from the ranks of the criminals and the disaffected, rose a band of renegades, led through the woman Thella. not anyone used to be secure from Thella's depredations, and now her quarry was once Aramina, reputed to have a telepathic hyperlink with dragons. but if Thella mistakenly vented her rage on Jayge's kin, she made a deadly mistake. For Jayge used to be bent on revenge . . . and he might by no means allow her have the lady who heard dragons!

From the Hardcover edition.

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Losing You by Susan Lewis

By Susan Lewis

The robust new novel from the Sunday occasions bestselling writer of Missing.

Lauren Scott is shiny, proficient and gorgeous. At eighteen, she has her entire existence sooner than her. and she or he is every little thing to her mom, Emma. Oliver Lomax is a tender guy packed with promise, regardless of the shadow his personal, deeply afflicted, mom casts over him. either their lives are jam-packed with hopes and goals; their days with a decision to make whatever of themselves.

Until one fateful evening, while Oliver decides that tears their worlds aside. Lauren and Oliver had by no means met, yet now they turn into heavily sure jointly within the such a lot tragic of how, their households compelled to confront truths they was hoping they'd by no means need to face, secrets and techniques they'd by no means even imagined. And for Emma it truly is like a dwelling nightmare. One she is terrified she'll be trapped in for ever.

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Wilt in Nowhere (Wilt, Book 4) by Tom Sharpe

By Tom Sharpe

In Tom Sharpe’s fourth uproarious Wilt novel, the indefatigable Henry Wilt embarks at the voyage of a life-time — a cross-country journey via England, with no map or compass, wearing little greater than a backpack and the boots on his ft. every week later sees him inebriated and subconscious at the back of an arsonist’s pickup truck. His journey is going even additional downhill from there till he revives within the health center, not able to determine how he may be able to stand accused of arson, assassination and robbery.

Meanwhile, Eva has taken the quads to go to Uncle Wally and Aunt Joan in Tennessee. With the 4 women leaving their known path of madness and destruction anywhere they pass, let alone a mob of embittered drug enforcement brokers, Eva’s trip has additionally spiralled out of control.

Bitingly humorous, Wilt in Nowhere pits Wilt opposed to the intricacies of police persecution and the underbelly of Britain’s clinical amenities, brilliantly exposing the farcical realities of small-town England and America.

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The Lilac House: A Novel by Anita Nair

By Anita Nair

Meera is fortunately submerged within the function of company spouse and cookbook author. Then, sooner or later, her husband fails to come back domestic. in a single day, Meera, disoriented and emotionally fragile, turns into liable not only for her young children, but in addition her mom, grandmother and the working of Lilac residence, their rambling outdated relatives domestic in Bangalore.

A few streets away, Professor J.A. Krishnamurthy or Jak, cyclone reports professional, has lately again from Florida, to deal with his nineteen-year-old daughter, the victim of a sad accident. What occurred on her vacation in a small beachside village? The police won't aid, Smriti’s associates have vanished, and a wall of silence and worry surrounds the incident. yet Jak can't rest until he will get to the truth.

Meera and of Jak's paths intertwine as they discover the reality in regards to the secrets and techniques in their pasts and the promise of the long run. The Lilac condominium is a sweeping tale of redemption, forgiveness and moment probabilities.

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