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Ashes

Author : mala mukherji
ISBN : 149037468X
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ASHES is a memoir by the first-born child of Bengali immigrants from Calcutta, India, which brings forth universal life lessons that transcend ethnicity. With raw honesty and simple prose, Ms. Mukherji depicts her childhood of cultural confusion, schoolyard bullies and the demands of her brilliant, abusive, alcoholic father. She offers her mother's stoic wisdom and love for all to share. By her early twenties, Ms. Mukherji seeks clarity instead of pity and details her search for herself through psychotherapy and spiritual studies. The result of that search costs her everything. The suicide of her mother leaves Ms. Mukherji in the thick darkness of grief and sorrow. Both propel her into destructive yet illuminating choices. In time, she gathers her experiences and uses them to transform her life into the one she wants and the one she may claim in her mother's absence. ASHES shows the reader that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can look within themselves to survive and grow from life's precious and painful surprises.

The Patrick Melrose Novels

Author : Edward St. Aubyn
ISBN : 9781466840294
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER An Atlantic Magazine Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year "The Melrose Novels are a masterwork for the twenty-first century, written by one of the great prose stylists in England." —Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones For more than twenty years, acclaimed author Edward St. Aubyn has chronicled the life of Patrick Melrose, painting an extraordinary portrait of the beleaguered and self-loathing world of privilege. This single volume collects the first four novels—Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk, a Man Booker finalist—to coincide with the publication of At Last, the final installment of this unique novel cycle. By turns harrowing and hilarious, these beautifully written novels dissect the English upper class as we follow Patrick Melrose's story from child abuse to heroin addiction and recovery. Never Mind, the first novel, unfolds over a day and an evening at the family's chateaux in the south of France, where the sadistic and terrifying figure of David Melrose dominates the lives of his five-year-old son, Patrick, and his rich and unhappy American mother, Eleanor. From abuse to addiction, the second novel, Bad News opens as the twenty-two-year-old Patrick sets off to collect his father's ashes from New York, where he will spend a drug-crazed twenty-four hours. And back in England, the third novel, Some Hope, offers a sober and clean Patrick the possibility of recovery. The fourth novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mother's Milk, returns to the family chateau, where Patrick, now married and a father himself, struggles with child rearing, adultery, his mother's desire for assisted suicide, and the loss of the family home to a New Age foundation. Edward St. Aubyn offers a window into a world of utter decadence, amorality, greed, snobbery, and cruelty—welcome to the declining British aristocracy.

Ten Stories About Smoking

Author : Stuart Evers
ISBN : 9781447200635
Genre : Fiction
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‘Touching, true and shocking. Here is a book that not only makes more sense of life, it delights the mind’ Irish Times These stories find dignity in quiet lives and beauty in dark corners. They tell of allure, betrayal, nostalgia, solitude, seduction, damage and desire. They are stories of youth mislaid and love lost, and of recovery. They go to the heart of things. ‘Original and quietly devastating’ Daily Telegraph ‘Raymond Carver and Alice Munro echo throughout. Exquisite’ New Statesman ‘Brilliantly restrained and emotionally mature’ Scotland on Sunday ‘Writing sequined with sparkling descriptions’ Independent on Sunday ‘Inhaling each story is a hauntingly wonderful experience’ Easy Living ‘Reminds us that the short story is perfect for bringing some colour and imagination into a day’ Guardian

Patrick Melrose Volume 1

Author : Edward St Aubyn
ISBN : 9781509897674
Genre : Fiction
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Patrick Melrose Volume 1 contains the first three novels in Edward St Aubyn's semi-autobiographical series, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as aristocratic Patrick. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose is on a mission to escape himself. But the drugs don’t make him forget his past, and the glittering parties offer him no redemption . . . Searingly funny and deeply humane, Patrick Melrose Volume 1 contains the first three novels in the Patrick Melrose series, Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope. Patrick Melrose Volume 2 is also available, containing the final two novels in the series, Mother’s Milk and At Last.

Some Hope

Author : Edward St. Aubyn
ISBN : UOM:39015058207013
Genre : Fiction
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Some Hope marks the U.S. debut of Edward St. Aubyn, highly acclaimed in the U.K. as one of the most original, intelligent, and acerbically witty voices of our time. From Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, through the savageries of a childhood with a tyrannical father and an alcoholic mother, to a young childhood fraught with drug addiction, we follow Patrick Melrose's search for redemption amidst a crowd of glittering social dragonflies whose vapidity is the subject of his most stinging and memorable barbs. A story of abuse, addiction, and recovery, the trilogy is a haunting yet hilarious depiction of a journey to and from the farthest limits of the human experience.

Histories Of The Dead And Other Stories

Author : Math Bird
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In this striking collection of noir short stories Welsh writer Math Bird gives us tales of the haunted and the lost. Set in the borderlands of northeast Wales, among a landscape of forests and hills, small coastal towns, and the Dee estuary, these are the stories of lonely boys and grief stricken men, ill-fated lovers, tough women, distant fathers and disillusioned sons. Many of them hell-bent on revenge, battling with both the present and the past. Bird writes about men and women and the social and geographical borders they cross. Throughout these tales runs the influence of place, and how the land and its ghosts can redeem us.

Cloned Lives

Author : Pamela Sargent
ISBN : 9780575125612
Genre : Fiction
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The famous astrophysicist Paul Swenson creates five perfect clones in his own image. The Swenson clones are the targets of criticism, hostility and abuse from a frightened public that does not understand their strange existence. However, they must survive, for Paul Swenson has cloned them in order to accomplish an important task. This is the story of their loves and battles, triumphs and terrors, as they struggle to save their futures and the collective destiny they were created for...

The Last Goodbye And Other Short Stories

Author : R.W. Scott
ISBN : 1456860828
Genre : Fiction
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The Last Goodbye and Other Short Stories by the writer R W Scott are based on some of his life experiences, stories told to him from his childhood, and from the lives of others. The stories will delight the reader with their variety and easy to read language. Stories of a man ́s love for his wife, a young man ́s trials during the civil war, a struggle for life between a moonshiner and a squirrel, stories of love lost, found, discovered, the humor of the daily live´s of every day people in the work place and in their homes. Stories written not to impress but to bring enjoyment to the reader.

Stanford Short Stories

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ISBN : UOM:39015048910833
Genre : Short stories, American
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Texas Quarterly

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ISBN : MINN:31951001248102J
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