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In The End, It Was All About Love

By Musa Okwonga
  • ISBN Code: : 1912722976
  • Publisher : Rough Trade Books
  • Pages : 116
  • Category : Fiction
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The narrator arrives in Berlin, a place famed for its hedonism, to find peace and maybe love; only to discover that the problems which have long haunted him have arrived there too, and are more present than ever. As he approaches his fortieth birthday, nearing the age where his father was killed in a brutal revolution, he drifts through this endlessly addictive and sometimes mystical city, through its slow days and bottomless nights, wondering whether he will ever escape the damage left by his father’s death. With the world as a whole more uncertain, as both the far-right and global temperatures rise at frightening speed, he finds himself fighting a fierce inner battle against his turbulent past, for a future free of his fear of failure, of persecution, and of intimacy. In The End, It Was All About Love is a journey of loss and self-acceptance that takes its nameless narrator all the way through bustling Berlin to his roots, a quiet village on the Uganda-Sudan border. It is a bracingly honest story of love, sexuality and spirituality, of racism, dating, and alienation; of fleeing the greatest possible pain, and of the hopeful road home.

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  • Book Code : 0991558804
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: say-you-love-her.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A beautiful southern belle brings this bad-boy billionaire to his knees. But is Charlie Lord ready for the relationship he never saw coming? Indulge in this spicy romance read today! Say You Love Her: An LA Love Story is the third novel in the steamy LOVE in the USA Contemporary Romance Series by author Z.L. Arkadie.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

By Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062942964
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 729
  • Pdf File: the-love-songs-of-w-e-b-du-bois.pdf

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021 AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION FINALIST FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION • A FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION • SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • A NOMINEE FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD A New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year • A Time Must-Read Book of the Year • A Washington Post 10 Best Books of the Year • A Oprah Daily Top 20 Books of the Year • A People 10 Best Books of the Year • A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year • A BookPage Best Fiction Book of the Year • A Booklist 10 Best First Novels of the Year • A Kirkus 100 Best Novels of the Year • An Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10 Best Southern Books of the Year • A Parade Pick • A Chicago Public Library Top 10 Best Books of the Year • A KCRW Top 10 Books of the Year An Instant Washington Post, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller "Epic…. I was just enraptured by the lineage and the story of this modern African-American family…. A combination of historical and modern story—I’ve never read anything quite like it. It just consumed me." —Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Book Club Pick An Indie Next Pick • A New York Times Book Everyone Will Be Talking About • A People 5 Best Books of the Summer • A Good Morning America 15 Summer Book Club Picks • An Essence Best Book of the Summer • A Washington Post 10 Books of the Month • A CNN Best Book of the Month • A Time 11 Best Books of the Month • A Ms. Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A BookPage Writer to Watch • A USA Today Book Not to Miss • A Chicago Tribune Summer Must-Read • An Observer Best Summer Book • A Millions Most Anticipated Book • A Ms. Book of the Month • A Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick • A BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Literary Book of the Summer • A Deep South Best Book of the Summer • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award The 2020 NAACP Image Award-winning poet makes her fiction debut with this National Book Award-longlisted, magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of Homegoing; Sing, Unburied, Sing; and The Water Dancer—that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era. The great scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, once wrote about the Problem of race in America, and what he called “Double Consciousness,” a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. Since childhood, Ailey Pearl Garfield has understood Du Bois’s words all too well. Bearing the names of two formidable Black Americans—the revered choreographer Alvin Ailey and her great grandmother Pearl, the descendant of enslaved Georgians and tenant farmers—Ailey carries Du Bois’s Problem on her shoulders. Ailey is reared in the north in the City but spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother’s family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging that’s made all the more difficult by a hovering trauma, as well as the whispers of women—her mother, Belle, her sister, Lydia, and a maternal line reaching back two centuries—that urge Ailey to succeed in their stead. To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family’s past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors—Indigenous, Black, and white—in the deep South. In doing so Ailey must learn to embrace her full heritage, a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story—and the song—of America itself.

Tropic of Cancer

By Henry Miller
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  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Book Code : 155584698X
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: tropic-of-cancer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Henry Miller’s famously banned book is “a matter-of-fact celebration of chucking one’s dreary life and following your heart to Paris” (Richard Price). Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller’s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller’s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, “one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.”

I'm A Fan

By Sheena Patel
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  • Publisher : Rough Trade Books
  • Book Code : 191423619X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: i-m-a-fan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In I'm A Fan a single speaker uses the story of their experience in a seemingly unequal, unfaithful relationship as a prism through which to examine the complicated hold we each have on one another. With a clear and unforgiving eye, the narrator unpicks the behaviour of all involved, herself included, and makes startling connections between the power struggles at the heart of human relationships and those of the wider world, in turn offering a devastating critique of access, social media, patriarchal heteronormative relationships, and our cultural obsession with status and how that status is conveyed. In this incredible debut, Sheena Patel announces herself as a vital new voice in literature, capable of rendering a range of emotions and visceral experiences on the page. Sex, violence, politics, tenderness, humour—Patel handles them all with both originality and dexterity of voice.

Everyone, and the Rest

By Damian Barrett
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1796000124
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: everyone-and-the-rest.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A human (Jim Wilson) can transport spirits back to earth to fulfil their one last wish. Paul Constantini is returned from hell back to earth as an invisible being to fulfil everyone’s deeds. Jim Wilson and his wife, Till, have a son named Tommy, who is born with a very special purpose and also very unique abilities.

Queenie Malone's Paradise Hotel

By Ruth Hogan
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  • Publisher : Two Roads
  • Book Code : 1473669049
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: queenie-malone-s-paradise-hotel.pdf

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WINNER OF THE ROMANTIC NOVELISTS' ASSOCIATION AWARD 2020 PICKED FOR WORLD BOOK NIGHT 2020 A PRIMA BOOK OF THE YEAR An uplifting novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and the astonishing power of friendship, from the wildly popular bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things. 'As lovely as a burst of bright bluebells' Sunday Express 'Technicolour' Daily Mail 'A moving exploration of the complex relationship between mothers and daughters' Observer 'A poignant tale of love and family' Good Housekeeping 'Enchanting . . . divine' Prima 'Beautifully written - astute and funny' Daily Express 'This book really shines . . . laugh-out-loud funny' Stylist Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who liked playing with ghosts and matches. She loved fizzy drinks, swear words, fish fingers and Catholic churches, but most of all she loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone's magnificent Paradise Hotel with its endearing and loving family of misfits. But Tilly's childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away from the only home she'd ever loved to boarding school with little explanation and no warning. Now an adult, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother's unaccountable cruelty. Wary of people, her only friend is her dog, Eli. But when her mother dies, Tilda returns to Brighton and with the help of her beloved Queenie sets about unravelling the mystery of her exile from The Paradise Hotel, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all ... Mothers and daughters ... their story can be complicated ... but it can also turn out to have a happy ending. 'A tender tale' Woman & Home 'Absorbing, tender and heartfelt' Mike Gayle, author of The Man I Think I Know 'Her best novel yet' Hannah Beckerman, author of If Only I Could Tell You 'Exuberant and full of zest' Nina Pottell

Saint

By Ted Dekker
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418537136
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 181
  • Pdf File: saint.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"We call you Saint." The name ignited a light in Carl's mind. Saint. He'd been covertly recruited for Black Ops and given his life to the most brutal kind of training any man or woman could endure. He was here because he belonged here. To the X Group. An assassin. The most effective killer in the world. And yet . . . Carl Strople struggles to retain fleeting memories that betray an even more ominous reality. He's been told part of the truthùbut what's the rest? Invasive techniques have stripped him of his identity and made him someone newùfor this he is grateful. But there are some things they can't take from him. The love of a woman, unbroken loyalties to his past, the need for survival. From the deep woods of Hungary to the streets of New York, Saint takes you on a journey of betrayal in a world of government cover-ups, political intrigue, and one man's search for the truth. In the end, that truth will be his undoing.

A Path to Peace

By George Sifri MD
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480834068
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: a-path-to-peace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Path to Peace is a book that focuses on matters of the heart and spirit. Through approximately eighty true stories one meets a God who is gentle and inviting; a God who fosters self love and awareness; a God who inspires growth and empowerment; a God who is best heard when the mind is quiet and the heart is open. We invite you to join us on this journey: a journey into the unseen, a journey into the mystical, a journey into the miracle of love.

Bay of Secrets

By Rosanna Ley
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  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787471675
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 224
  • Pdf File: bay-of-secrets.pdf

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The #1 Kindle Bestseller returns with a gorgeous summer read about romance, family and the secrets we keep from those we love. 'The perfect holiday companion' - Heat 'The ultimate feel-good read' - Candis 'Sun-soaked escapism' - Best ********** Spain, 1939 Following the wishes of her parents to keep her safe during the war, a young girl, Julia, enters a convent in Barcelona. Looking for a way to maintain her links to the outside world, she volunteers to help in a maternity clinic. But worrying adoption practices in the clinic force Sister Julia to decide how far she will go to help those placed in her care. England, 2011 Six months after her parents' shocking death, 34-year-old journalist and jazz enthusiast Ruby Rae has finally found the strength to pack away their possessions and sell the family home. But as she does so, she unearths a devastating secret that her parents, Vivien and Tom, had kept from her all her life. ******** SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT ROSANNA LEY: 'An impeccably researched and deftly written narrative that kept me hooked until the end' - Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter 'Loved it from start to finish. A brilliant holiday read' - Amazon reviewer 'Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Victoria Hislop and Leah Fleming' - Candis 'On so many levels a fantastic read' - Amazon reviewer 'A fascinating story with engaging themes' - Dinah Jefferies, bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife 'Warm, enthralling, one of my favourite authors' - Amazon reviewer

Sitopia

By Carolyn Steel
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448190754
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 346
  • Pdf File: sitopia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'A visionary look at how quality food should replace money as the new world currency' Tim Spector 'Hugely ambitious and beautifully written...destined to become a modern classic' Bee Wilson How we search for, make and consume food has defined human history. It transforms our bodies and homes, our politics and our trade, our landscapes and our climate. But by forgetting our culinary heritage and relying on cheap, intensively produced food, we have drifted into a way of life that threatens our planet and ourselves. What if there were a more sustainable way to eat and live? Drawing on many disciplines, as well as stories of the farmers, designers and economists who are remaking our relationship with food, this inspiring and deeply thoughtful book gives us a provocative and exhilarating vision for change, and points the way to a better future. 'Utterly brilliant' Thomasina Miers WINNER OF THE 2021 GUILD FOOD OF WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST FOOD BOOK *Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize 2020*

Creative Demons and How to Slay Them

By Richard Holman
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  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Book Code : 0500777233
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 742
  • Pdf File: creative-demons-and-how-to-slay-them.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An inspirational guide to help creatives overcome obstacles and find success—filled with tips, anecdotes, and encouragement for anyone whose working life depends on imaginative thinking. If you have ever embarked on a creative endeavor then there’s a good chance that at some point during your journey you will have been paralyzed by the demons of self-doubt, fear of failure, or just lack of inspiration. Enter Creative Demons and How to Slay Them, where you will learn how to banish your mind-forged monsters, one by one, no matter how grotesque or scary they may seem to be. Creativity expert Richard Holman draws on inspirational anecdotes from science, art, history, philosophy, nature, music, and contemporary culture to provide you with your very own mental armor for every stage of the creative process. Discover how to fight off the demons of procrastination, the blank canvas, and distraction through the experiences of Leonardo da Vinci, John Steinbeck, Sister Corita Kent, Dr. Seuss, Yayoi Kusama, and many others. Then, once you have started, there are tips on how to avoid the issues that plague all creatives, from self-doubt or “playing it safe” to lack of resources. Using Hokusai, Alfred Hitchcock, and Herbie Hancock as case studies, Holman presents the necessary tools to handle criticism, disappointment, and any other bumps along the creative road. Say goodbye to your demons and make your next creative project better than you could have imagined.