You were my first. Not just sex, although that was part of it, but the first to look past everything else into me. Some of the names and places have been changed, but the story is true. It’s all here because one day this will be the past, and i don’t want to forget what i went through, what i thought, what i felt, who i was. I don’t want to forget you. But most of all, i don’t want to forget me.
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Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)
Charles dickens’s great expectations charts the course of orphan pip pirrip’s life as it is transformed by a vast, mysterious inheritance. A terrifying encounter with the escaped convict abel magwitch in a graveyard on the wild kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decrepit miss havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward estella at satis house
We Must Be Brave
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.
The Giver of Stars
Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’ england, late 1930s, and alice wright – restless, stifled – make an impulsive decision to marry wealthy american bennett van cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving baileyville, kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
Heroes of Olympus Mark of Athena
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she’s about to be reunited with percy – after six months of being apart, thanks to hera – it looks like camp jupiter is preparing for war. As annabeth and her friends jason, piper, and leo fly in on the argo ii, she can’t blame the roman demigods for thinking the ship is a greek weapon
Nectar In A Sieve
The protagonist, rukmani, talks about about her arranged marriage to nathan in first person in this book. The story pans across from the time she was twelve, when she got married, until the death of her husband many years later. Although the book avoids particulars about the time period in which and the exact places where the story is set, clues in the context suggest that the story was set in the author’s contemporary india.
Life of Pi
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.
Turtles All The Way Down (Soft Cover)
Aza holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire russell pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her best and most fearless friend, daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from pickett’s son davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
Adultery, written by one of the most revered authors of the world, paulo coelho, is a story of a woman who is faced with an inevitable, life-altering choice when she chooses to break the monotony of her life.linda is in her thirties and is facing a crisis mentally and emotionally. She begins to question the void that was growing in her, the mundane, predictable days of her life. Although her life seemed perfect in everybody s eyes a contented marriage, adorable children and a successful career – she feels a keen sense of emptiness and displeasure.
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.
The Girl You Left Behind
Another new york times bestseller by the author of me before you and one plus one?a spellbinding story of two women united in their fight for what they love most jojo moyes’s word-of-mouth bestseller, me before you, catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and struck a chord with a wide range of readers everywhere
Tess Of The D`Urbervilles (Penguin Classics)
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.
The Flight Attendant
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.
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