Cocktails and Cockpics - A Grinder Love Story by Chris Tracey

By Chris Tracey

How do gays locate love while intercourse is as effortless as choosing a guy from an iPhone app?

Is there extra to homosexual lifestyles in London than cocktails and cockpics?

Handsome yet shy Peter and his ally Blake imagine it'll be as effortless as G A Y to discover boyfriends utilizing the iPhone app Grindr. yet carried agay by way of the unending offer of guys and the remarkable excitements of London's homosexual scene they locate it's now not as effortless as they'd was hoping to discover love (though the boys are more straightforward than they dreamed).

Endless nights of grinding, partying and informal intercourse can take their toll even on health club toned Peter and younger, dumb and entire of cum Blake. Will both guy snag a boy with out wasting their liver, themselves and their friendship within the process?

'For ninety nine cents, what the heck? And it became out to be a romance worthy reading... in an effort to obtain a enjoyable learn to your trip, i like to recommend it.' LAMBDA LITERARY March 2012

'At final a unique that captures the reality concerning the highs and lows of the homosexual scene in 2012 London!'

'Now we all know what occurs to gays within the end!'

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Someone by Robert Pinget

By Robert Pinget

Translated via Barbara Wright

Someone, a benign and self accusing presence, "a good fellow on a slightly small scale," "a rainy blanket", strikes throughout the rooms, corridors, and backyard of a visitor apartment, looking for a ball of paper, notes taken whereas "herborizing". throughout the seek we come to understand the population and somebody, himself; "I shall by no means have the ability to speak about their affairs...without scrutinizing myself"

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Brimstone (Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, Book 3) by Robert B. Parker

By Robert B. Parker

Cole and Hitch are again in a brand new Western classic...

The guns-for-hire brought in Robert B. Parker's Appaloosa are back...

When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch tune down the lady who stole Virgil's middle, they discover a dispirited prostitute instead of the blameless good looks she as soon as used to be. Now they have to shop her, no matter if homicide is the cost of redemption.

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A Room with a View & Howard's End by E. M. Forster

By E. M. Forster

'To me,' D. H. Lawerence as soon as wrote to E. M. forster, 'you are the final Englishman.' certainly, Forster's novels provide modern readers transparent, bright photographs of lifestyles in Edwardian England. released in 1908 to either severe and well known acclaim, A Room with a View is a fanciful comedy of manners that owes extra to Jane Austen that maybe the other of his works. The relevant personality is a muddled younger lady named Lucy Honeychurch, who runs clear of the fellow who stirs her feelings, ultimate engaged to a wealthy snob. Forster thought of it his 'nicest' novel, and this present day it continues to be most likely his most well-liked. Its ethical is totally uncomplicated. Throw away your etiquette e-book and hear your center. however it used to be Forster's subsequent publication, Howards finish, a narrative approximately who could inhabit a captivating outdated state condo (and who, in a bigger feel, may inherit England), that earned him popularity as a tremendous author. headquartered round the clash among the rich, materialistic Wilcox kin and the classy, idealistic Schlegel sisters-and educated through Forester's recognized dictum 'Only connect'-it is stuffed with tenderness in the direction of favourite characters. 'Howards finish is a vintage English novel . . . really good and entirely cherishable . . . one who admirers don't have any difficulty studying again and again again,' acknowledged Alfred Kazin.

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Lost Paradise by Cees Nooteboom

By Cees Nooteboom

Almut and Alma, younger Brazilian ladies, set out from Sao Paulo and finish up in Australia. Alma is recuperating from a aggravating assault. She has continually enjoyed the artwork of the Renaissance. in particular, she is captivated by way of angels - the way in which they fly, their stillness, what they may sound like, how they're represented. yet what the ladies percentage is a fascination for Australia and its historical peoples; their ceremonies, sand drawings and physique work. the following, Alma starts off an affair with an Aboriginal guy, an artist, although he tells her that it could actually basically final per week. He needs to presently go back to his humans. the ladies get involved with the Angel undertaking in Perth, the place actors dressed as angels are hid round the urban for the general public to trace down. The angels needs to stay nonetheless and silent, no matter what reaction they galvanize within the viewer. In a probably unconnected tale, a guy staying at a distant Alpine spa all of sudden meets a girl he encountered years prior to and with whom he shared a unmarried evening. It was once in a far flung urban and he or she was once dressed as an angel. "Lost Paradise" is a story of significant appeal and brilliance from one in every of Europe's maximum writers.

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The Namesake by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Steven Parlato

By Jacquelyn Mitchard, Steven Parlato

Talented artist? Standout scholar? All his academics are certain sure that Evan Galloway may be the graduate who brings glory to small, usual St. Sebastian's university. As for Evan, notwithstanding, he can't be afflicted anymore. because the surprise of his younger father's suicide final spring, Evan not cares concerning the destiny. in reality, he believes that he spent the 1st fifteen years of his lifestyles dwelling a lie. regardless of his mother's encouragement and the steadfast companionship of his ally, Alexis, Evan is mired in rage and bitterness. solid thoughts look ludicrous while the current holds no desire. Then Evan's grandmother arms him the key--literally, a key--to a locked trunk that his father concealed whilst he was once an analogous age as Evan is now. Digging into the trunk and the small-town secrets and techniques it uncovers, Evan can start to face who his father relatively used to be, and why even the affection of his son couldn't shop him.

In a voice that resonates with the authenticity of grief, Steven Parlato tells a distinct form of coming-of-age tale, a couple of boy thrust into maturity too quickly, in the course of the hall of disgrace, disbelief, and finally...compassion.

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The Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel by Sam Torode

By Sam Torode

<span><b>Semifinalist for the Amazon leap forward Novel Award</span></b><span></span>
</b>The soiled elements of the Bible is a funny novel set in the course of the nice Depression---a rollicking story of affection and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, guaranteed to entice enthusiasts of Water for Elephants, O Brother the place artwork Thou?, Mark Twain, and Johnny Cash.

<b>Publishers Weekly says: 
<span><span>"While the name indicates a raunchy learn, this wealthy and soulful novel is de facto a slightly well-done bildungsroman [coming-of-age tale] steeped in wanderlust and whimsy that from time to time recollects The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and at others a tamer On the Road. the tale starts off in 1936 as 19-year-old Tobias is thumbing his approach from Remus, Mich., to his uncle's farm in Glen Rose, Tex., to discover a hidden bag of cash, after his father, a Baptist pastor, drunkenly slams his automobile into the church and is faraway from the parsonage. the writer does a great activity in making well-charted territory (riding the rails; scavenged campfire food below the celebs) appear bright and new. Snippets of scripture, Southern spirituals, and people ballads lend context and style to the textual content. such a lot amazing are the jangly discussion and the characters' precise voices, that are real and earthy yet now not remotely hoary. while Tobias ultimately arrives at his uncle's, the surprises that anticipate him are good enough to maintain his--and readers'--interests piqued." (Review from the Amazon leap forward Novel Award) </span></span><span>

"I totally enjoyed The soiled components of the Bible.... [It's] a grown-up Mark Twain-type experience with plenty of spirit and humor." --Reader Views
"[It] has plenty of laughs and some tears, and characters which are natural joy." --Front highway Reviews
"A enjoyable read" --The Nashville Scene

Companion quantity now available:<span></span> The publication of Craw: A Hobo's Testament</span>

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Paris Trance: A Romance by Geoff Dyer

By Geoff Dyer

In Paris, shape an intimacy that may switch their lives without end. As they realize the golf equipment and cafés of the 11th arrondissement, the 4 develop into inseparable, united through deeply held convictions approximately relationship thoughts, tunnelling in P.O.W. motion pictures and, crucially, the position of the Styrofoam cup in American thrillers. Experiencing the exhilarating highs of Ecstasy and intercourse, they achieve a top of rapture - however the come-down is unforeseen and devastating. Dyer fixes a dream of happiness - and its aftermath. Erotic and elegiac, humorous and romantic, Paris Trance confirms Dyer as one in every of Britain's most unique and gifted writers.

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The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

By Nell Freudenberger

A strong, humorous, richly saw journey de strength by means of one in all America’s such a lot acclaimed younger writers: a narrative of affection and marriage, secrets and techniques and betrayals, that takes us from the backyards of the US to the again alleys and villages of Bangladesh.

In The Newlyweds, we stick to the tale of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four strikes from Bangladesh to Rochester, long island, for romance. 100 years in the past, Amina might were known as a mail-order bride. yet this can be an prepared marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by—and woos—George Stillman online. 
For Amina, George deals an opportunity for a brand new existence and a unique type of happiness than she may locate again domestic. For George, Amina is a lady who doesn’t play video games. yet every one of them is hiding whatever: somebody from the earlier they inspiration they can depart at the back of. it's only once they placed an ocean among them—and Amina returns to Bangladesh—that she and George discover if their secrets and techniques will tear them aside, or in the event that they can construct a destiny jointly.

The Newlyweds is a shocking, suspenseful tale concerning the exhilarations—and real-life complications—of getting, and staying, married. It stretches throughout continents, generations, and plains of emotion. What has constantly set Nell Freudenberger aside is the sly, gimlet eye she activates collisions of all kinds—sexual, cultural, familial. With The Newlyweds, she has came upon her excellent topic for that imaginative and prescient, and characters to check. She finds Amina’s middle and brain, taking pictures either her new American fact and the house she can't put out of your mind, with seamless authenticity, empathy, and style. without delay revelatory and affecting, The Newlyweds is a gorgeous achievement.

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