මහගත්කරු මාර්ටින් වික්රමසිංහ මහතාගේ කතා රීතියේ විකාශනය පිළිබිඹු කෙරෙන ‘කතා අහුර’ සිංහල සාහිත්ය උගන්වන ගුරුභවතුන්ට හා එය හදාරන සිසුන්ට විශේෂයෙන් ප්රයෝජනවත් වන ග්රන්ථයකි. 1924 වර්ෂයේ එළි දුටු පළමු ලාංකික යථාර්ථවාදි කෙටිකතා සංග්රහය වන ‘ගැහැනියක්’ ග්රන්ථයේ පටන් තිස් වසරක් තුළ වික්රමසිංහයන් අතින් ලියැවුණු කතා දහනවයක් මෙම කතා එකතුවේ අඩංගු වෙයි. මඩොල් දූව. අපේ ගම, රෝහිණී යන ග්රන්ථයන්හි එන රසභාව පූර්ණ කතාංග කිහිපයක් ද එක් වීම නිසා මේ කෙටිකතා සංග්රහය විචිත්ර බවින් අනූන ය. ‘කතා අහුර’ සංග්රහ කළ ලාල් ප්රේමනාත් ද මැල් මහතා විසින් වික්රමසිංහ සාහිත්ය මෙහෙවර අරභයා ලියන ලද අනගි පෙරවදන ද මේ පොතට ඇතළත් ය.
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
A woman; a war; a child that changed everything. Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, we must be brave is a luminous and profoundly moving novel about the people we rescue and the ways in which they rescue us back. She was fast asleep on the back seat of the bus. Curled up, thumb in mouth. Four, maybe five years old. I turned around. The last few passengers were shuffling away from me down the aisle to the doors. ‘whose is this child?’ i called. Nobody looked back.
About the bookdeception point is a story that revolves around the discovery of an extremely rare object that is buried deep inside layers of arctic ice when this rare find is discovered by a nasa satellite, the world thinks it to be a path-breaking find, while the space agency declares it to be a huge victory that could lead to many more victories in the days to come this find could have strong…
Arjie is a ‘funny boy’ who prefers dressing as a girl. This novel follows the life of his family through arjie’s eyes as he struggles to come to terms both with his own homosexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives. In the north of sri lanka there’s a war going on between the army and the tamil tigers, and gradually it begins to encroach on the family’s comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full-scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy.
When tess durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy d’urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her ‘cousin’ alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, angel clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future.
Cassandra bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets.
After angering his father, zeus, the god apollo is cast down from olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in new york city as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain zeus’ favor.
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than mc. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Inexorably poisoned against the woman he loves by his trusted friend iago, shakespeare’s othello is a timeless tragic figure. This penguin shakespeare edition is edited by kenneth muir with an introduction by tom mcalindon. ‘O! Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ a popular soldier and newly married man, othello seems to be in an enviable position
Beloved author elizabeth gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the new york city theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), city of girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
A mother of ten, was abducted from her home in belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of the brutal crime and a whole society in northern ireland for decades. Through the unsolved case of jean mcconville’s abduction, patrick radden keefe tells the larger story of the troubles, investigating dolours price, the first woman to join the ira, who bombed the old bailey; gerry adams, the politician who helped end the fighting but denied his ira past; and brendan hughes, an ira commander who broke their code of silence.
After saving olympus from the evil titan lord, kronos, percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved camp half-blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own: