Temptation of Unholy Maria

Author: Elena Zhuravleva

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: October 17, 2018

Deal ends: October 18, 2018

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An ancient monastery patronizes a clinic, which treats girls who have experienced abuse in their childhoods. One of them, as a child, chose her father herself, a respectable professor from France. He adopted her. At first, life was beautiful, but a relationship with her adoptive father and her neighbor’s close attention changed everything…Then her father died. Years passed, and her father’s face appear on the video on the Internet, where they both were dancing a very indecent tango. What else would the unknown show? Was it blackmail? If so, why did the blackmailer demand nothing? To find the answers, the heroine goes to te small French town where she had spent her childhood, and then to her homeland, in the heart of ancient Kiev. The search leads her to the underground caves of the ancient monastery.
Trapped, alone with death, the heroine will not surrender. It seems that is where she’ll find the answer to the question of why her relatives abandoned her as a baby…

The Greater Fool

Author: Joseph Hannay

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: October 16, 2018

Deal ends: October 31, 2018

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Real-estate hotshot Reynard Xavier has it all: fantastically wealthy; an enviable professional reputation; the trappings of power and privilege. But he's also deeply flawed, narcissistic, and delusional.

As his addictions to drugs, alcohol and sex spiral out of control, his business hits stormy waters. Its collapse would be catastrophic for him and his investors - and for the wider economy. Opportunities for redemption present themselves, but Reynard's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational. Will he make the right choices?

A contemporary tale of self-deception and hubris that is both entertaining and insightful, The Greater Fool charts Reynard's dramatic fall from grace.

Edmund Persuader

Author: Stuart Shotwell

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: October 15, 2018

Deal ends: October 15, 2018

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This novel is subtitled "A Romance," but in the preface the author explains: "I use the term [romance] playfully in one of its several older senses, particularly that of a story of action with a heroic protagonist and a strong love interest. . . . I might cite as a model for my own use of the word the haunting classic of a later period, R. D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone, which is in fact subtitled A Romance of Exmoor. The present book, then, could be called A Romance of Hampshire." The book is set in Antigua and England, 1810-1814. The jacket copy reads: "An epic, a romance, and a mystery, Edmund Persuader is the tale of a man both blessed and cursed by his powers of persuasion. Those powers seem to perform the greatest wonders when they work him ill, yet fail when he needs them most-until he can emerge from the depths of moral error and climb toward the exaltation of redeeming love." Highly recommended to those who love Jane Austen's works, though it is not a clone or a sequel. Readers find it more readable than Austen but equally satisfying."I look forward to re-reading it many times and gaining more from it each time. It is bursting with wisdom and some passages are so beautifully written they nearly moved me to tears. . . . I shudder to think what I would have missed if I had not read this book. It is . . . a spiritual feast."

The Glass Butterfly

Author: Louise Marley

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: October 14, 2018

Deal ends: October 14, 2018

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Slipping back and forth from the present day to nineteenth-century Italy, this is “a gripping novel about obsession and its consequences” (The Seattle Times).   A new life. A new name. A complete break with the past. It’s the only way therapist Victoria Lake can think to protect her college-age son—and herself—from a case turned deadly. As painful as it may be, it’s better he believe she’s dead than let her enemies suspect that she’s not.   Jack could never stand his mother’s insistence that sometimes intuition told her things facts couldn’t. But he has a strange feeling that she’s alive, despite the meticulous police investigation and the somber funeral. Of course, Jack is reconsidering several things his mother said, now that she’s gone.   To survive, Victoria knows she has to reinvent herself completely. She can’t even listen to her beloved Puccini operas. But without the music in her ears, eerie dreams invade her sleep. Lush with the sights and sounds of nineteenth-century Tuscany, they’re also loaded with a very real warning she can’t afford to ignore . . .   Known for blending suspense and fantasy, Louise Marley is the author of The Brahms Deception, praised by RT Book Reviews as a novel that “will keep readers with a love for books like Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife and A. S. Byatt’s Possession on the edge of their seats.” In The Glass Butterfly, she once again displays her talent for understanding the power and magic that lurks just under the surface of our lives.

Mother Night

Author: Kurt Vonnegut

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: October 13, 2018

Deal ends: October 13, 2018

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“Vonnegut is George Orwell, Dr. Caligari and Flash Gordon compounded into one writer . . . a zany but moral mad scientist.”—TimeMother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.“A great artist.”—Cincinnati Enquirer “A shaking up in the kaleidoscope of laughter . . . Reading Vonnegut is addictive!”—Commonweal

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope

Author: Rhonda Riley

Category: Literary Fiction

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Deal starts: October 12, 2018

Deal ends: October 12, 2018

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The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope is an unconventional and passionately romantic love story that is as breathtaking and wondrous as The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Story of Edgar Sawtelle.During WWII, teenager Evelyn Roe is sent to manage the family farm in rural North Carolina, where she finds what she takes to be a badly burned soldier on their property. She rescues him, and it quickly becomes clear he is not a man…and not one of us. The rescued body recovers at an unnatural speed, and just as fast, Evelyn and Adam fall deeply in love.In The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, Rhonda Riley reveals the exhilarating, terrifying mystery inherent in all relationships: No matter how deeply we love someone, and no matter how much we will sacrifice for them, we can only know them so well…