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Leonora in the Morning Light

One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Novels That Will Sweep You Away” and LitHub’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2021.” For fans of Amy Bloom’s White Houses and Colm Tóibín’s The Master, a page turning novel about Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and the art, drama, and romance that defined her coming of age during World War II.1940. A train carrying exiled German prisoners from a labor camp arrives in southern France. Within moments, word spreads that Nazi capture is imminent, and the men flee for the woods, desperate to disappear across the Spanish border. One stays behind, determined to ride the train until he reaches home, to find a woman he refers to simply as “her.” 1937. Leonora Carrington is a twenty year old British socialite and painter dreaming of independence when she meets Max Ernst, an older, married artist whose work has captivated Europe. She follows him to Paris, into the vibrant revolutionary world of studios and cafes where rising visionaries of the Surrealist movement like Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller, Man Ray, and Salvador Dali are challenging conventional approaches to art and life. Inspired by their freedom, Leonora begins to experiment with her own work, translating vivid stories of her youth onto canvas and gaining recognition under her own name. It is a bright and glorious age of enlightenment—until the shadow of war looms over Europe and headlines emerge denouncing Max and his circle as “degenerates,” leading to his arrest and imprisonment. Left along as occupation spreads throughout the countryside, Leonora battles terrifying circumstances to survive, reawakening past demons that threaten to consume her. As Leonora and Max embark on remarkable journeys together and apart, the full story of their tumultuous and passionate love affair unfolds, spanning time and borders as they seek to reunite and reclaim their creative power in a world shattered by war. When their paths cross with Peggy Guggenheim, an art collector and socialite working to help artists escape to America, nothing will be the same. Based on true events and historical figures, Leonora in the Morning Light is an unforgettable story of love, art, and destiny that restores a twentieth century heroine to her rightful place in our collective imagination.

Supreme Betrayal (A Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Book 6)

Award winning author Mark M. Bello presents another headline inspired Zachary Blake legal thriller.

Hayley Larson isn’t a party girl, but she is tired of always doing everything her parents say. She decides to finally attend a Wilkinson party and see what all the hype is about.

It isn’t long before fellow classmates are in various states of inebriation throughout the lakefront mansion in West Bloomfield. Hayley contemplates leaving but decides to find a bathroom first. Upon exiting the master bath, the only one she could find available, Hayley is startled to see Oliver Wilkinson standing at the door, blocking her exit.

“You scared the hell out of me! How long have you been standing there?”

Barely coherent, incredibly drunk, stoned, or high, Wilkinson replies: “Hey, baby. Want to party?”

The assault that night has tormented Hayley for twenty years.

Now, Oliver Wilkinson is the President’s nominee for a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, the position he has coveted his entire career. Hayley Larson can’t let that happen.

“Oliver Wilkinson on the Supreme Court? That is a bridge too far! He’s a criminal and should be in prison! He should never have been granted a law license .”

But Wilkinson will stop at nothing for a seat on the court . NOTHING!

Only Hayley stands in his way. With attorney Zachary Blake's help, can Hayley prevent a sexual predator from being elevated to the highest court in the land?

Supreme Betrayal is a gut wrenching, powerful legal thriller told from alternating points of view by the award winning author of Betrayal of Faith.

Still Crazy

A loving, strong and passionate wife discovers a handwritten note that has the power to either destroy her or make her stronger yet.

Still Crazy is the story of one woman's journey through pain, betrayal, and forgiveness as she learns to hold onto her faith and, for the first time in her life trust in herself. Julie Holliday has always had a dream – to be the perfect wife. After she gives her heart to the love of her life, all she wants is for Dan to adore her the way she adores him. With only a high school equivalency in one hand and a fist full of ambition in the other, together they build a million dollar empire. It seems Julie and Dan have a fairytale life – that is, until the day she realizes her love is not enough to stop Dan from having what she suspects is numerous affairs.

Uplifting for a topic that is not, Still Crazy is an awakening for all couples. A gripping debut novel for women and the men who love them.

Women's Contemporary Fiction. Age 23 and up. Audience: Women, Men, Book Clubs and Reading Groups.

Blind Pony: As True A Story As I Can Tell

WINNER of the 2021 Los Angeles Book Festival Wild Card

Hart's powerful debut, a gritty memoir rife with graphic details of abuse and triumph over it, will break hearts. Publisher's Weekly

When your mother names you after your father's affair, you might wish you were living someone else's life.

For Samantha Hart, growing up on a farm in rural Pennsylvania had been no childhood idyll but rather a violent, surreal nightmare. A twisted vision of pastoral life part Faulkner part Dante. At fourteen years old, she ran away in search of her father, a character she only knew as Wild Bill. Discovering he wasn't the hero she dreamt he'd be, she was on her own.

Arriving in Los Angeles at the peak of LA's decadence where money, drugs, and good times flowed, she floated through a strange new world of champagne soaked parties, high stakes backgammon tournaments, and a whirlwind of international escapades flogging nude photographs. When a wealthy playboy mistakes her Pittsburgh accent for being British, it begins a spiral of white lies leading Sam to question everything she thought she knew about herself and who she could be.

Blind Pony is a story of healing and hope, a coming of age narrative intersecting themes of recovery, redemption, forgiveness, and the struggle it takes to define life on your terms.

Five Ways to Fall Out of Love

This whip smart rom com explores the risks and rewards of letting love in, for fans of Jennifer E. Smith, Julie Buxbaum, and Sandhya Menon.How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways…Aubrey Cash learned the hard way not to rely on love. After all, Webster Casey, the new boy next door she’d been falling for all summer, stood her up at homecoming in front of everyone with no explanation. Proving her theory that love never lasts seems easy when she’s faced with parents whose marriage is falling apart and a best friend who thinks every boy she dates is “the one.” But when sparks fly with a boy who turns out to be Webster’s cousin, and then Webster himself becomes her lab partner for the rest of senior year, Aubrey finds her theory—and her commitment to stay single—put to the test.As she navigates the breakdown of her family, the consequences her cynicism has on her relationship with her best friend, and her own confusing but undeniable feelings for Webster, Aubrey has to ask herself: What really happened the night Webster stood her up? And if there are five ways to fall out of love…could there perhaps be even ways to fall back in?

The House Uptown

For fans of Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman, Melissa Ginsburg's The House Uptown is an emotional coming of age novel about a young girl who goes to live with her eccentric grandmother in New Orleans after the death of her mother.

Ava, 14 years old and totally on her own, has still not fully processed her mother's death when she finds herself on a train heading to New Orleans, going to stay with Lane, her grandmother whom she's never met.

Lane is a well known artist in the New Orleans art scene. She spends most of her days in a pot smoke haze, sipping iced coffee, and working on the mural that has been her singular focus for years. Her grip on reality is shaky at best, but her work provides a comfort.

Ava's arrival unsettles Lane. The girl bears an uncanny resemblance to her daughter, whom she was estranged from before her death. Now her presence is dredging up painful and disturbing memories, which forces Lane to retreat even further into her own mind. Ava, meanwhile, is entranced and frightened by her grandmother. She wants to be included in her eccentric life, but can't quite navigate Lane's tempestuous moods.

Attempting to keep the peace is Oliver, Lane's assistant and confidant. As this unlikely trio attempts to find their way and form a bond, the oppressive heat and history of New Orleans bears down on them, forcing them to a reckoning none of them is ready for.

In the Shadow of Ruin

King Jide Adelani has ruled the lands of the Yoruba in West Africa for many peaceful years, but now his kingdom is in turmoil and the cold grasp of death's embrace is closing in around everything he holds dear.

Jide spent years garnering the respect and loyalty of the tribes in the hopes of uniting them into one cohesive empire when his half brother, Prince Olise, returns from banishment to claim the throne as his own.

The offspring of a union between the late King Adeosi and the evil enchantress Ekaete, the bitter Olise has devoted the last decade to one purpose; to seize the throne and rule the kingdom. If he fails, he risks his name being erased from the history of the tribes.

With the support of his mother, a powerful witch whose name is whispered in fear across the lands of the tribes, the outcast Olise now seems unstoppable in achieving his goal.

Facing overwhelming military might and dark forces that he cannot comprehend, Jide must either choose to ignore the warnings of the gods, and seek help from those who also practice dark arts; or risk losing his kingdom.

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Five stars for roadside picnic I ave to admit I d much rather watch the Tarkovsky film based on this novel Stalker it s really excellent Disclaimer I read a different edition so all of this review is just about Tale of the TroikaTale of the Troika in my opinion was even better than Monday Begins on Saturday which I also adore I read it pretty much in two days It is concise and linear in its storytelling the world is coherent and the entire story line is freaking The Temple of Death hilarious with a whole crew of lovable characters I don t knowow well it would translate for readers not from an ex Soviet country although most of the satire on bureaucracy fits pretty well into current systems as well as academia Most people can relate TO A COMMITTEE LIKE THIS FROM SOME POINT IN a committee like this from some point in career One member who wants to screw you over one that Venus Blueprint has no idea whate is talking about one that wants to sound very important one that is powerfully dumb and one that sleeps through the entire thing It is a fun read very poignant satire and a place I wish I could return to The only problem with this book is the disturbing lack of further seuels didn t get very far into the second story but roadside picnic is so good that it didn t matter I ve Shame On Her Volume 3 heard about this story for years I knew Tarkovsky s Stalker was loosely based on this book and a few days ago a friend comes in and gives me a copy to give to my co worker but instead of doing that I read it for myself So I m working two jobsave a guest in town and am supposed to be dealing with all kinds of other crap but all I did with all my available free time was read Roadside Picnic It s a fast smart sci fi story and I might come back in a month and boost it up to the full five stars I Bisk CPA Review have to go out now I ll finish writing this later Roadside Picnic 3 Stars an Okay story I thought it was going toave a dated feel to it but surprisingly it didn t I wasn t real A Crazy Kind of Love happy with the ending though big build up then left meanging I really wanted to know what that Golden Ball Was All ball was all Tale of the Troika I gave up on 20 pages in It seemed somewhat Alice in Wonderland ish just not my cup of tea Russian science fiction may not not be my thing Although this book contains both Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika this review is only of the latter shorter story Roadside Picnic isn t really worth re. Part of the Soviet Science Fiction Series with an introduction by Theodore SturgeonRed Schuhart is a stalker one of those strange misfits compelled to venture illegally into the Zone and collect the strange artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered there His whole life even the nature of is daughter is determined by the ZoneEn la Unión Soviética como en los Estados Unidos la fascinación por las posibilidades de Roadside PicnicTale of the TroikaAding If you re curious about my review of that one see The Road Beyond Ruin hereThink of Tale of the Troika as kind of a twisted Lewis Carroll esue fantasy of the Soviet bureaucracy but not nearly as good as Lewis Carroll wouldave doneLuckily it is short because it is Backlash hit and miss with the emphasis on miss Still there are some delightful sections The argument between the bedbug and abominable snowman about whether theuman race was any better than other species is probably the Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, highlight but there are others scattered amidst the drossNear the end there was one paragraph that will ring true for anyone tired of the attack on science common in the United States today Is evolution true Is climate changeappening The Soviets knew the power of ideological denial How s Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, he on perjury Feofil asked the goat Never she replied He always believes every worde says Really what is a lie said Farfurkis A lie is a denial or a distortion of a fact But What Is A Fact Can We Speak Of Facts In is a fact Can we speak of facts in increasingly complex life A fact is a phenomenon or action that is verified by witnesses But

Eyewitnesses Can Be Prejudiced 
can be prejudiced interested or simply ignorant Or a fact is a phenomenon or action that is verified by documents But documents can be forged or tampered with Or finally a fact is a phenomenon or action that is determined by me personally However my sensations can be dulled or even completely deceived under certain circumstances Thus it is evident that a fact is something ephemeral nebulous and unverifiable and the elimination of the concept becomes necessary But in that case falsehood and truth become primitive concepts indefinable through any other general categories There exist only the Great Truth and its antipode the Great Lie The Great Truth is so great and its validity so obvious to any normal man such as myself that it is totally futile to try to refute or distort it that is to lie Tale of the Troika was a slow and boring read and I ONLY TRUDGED THROUGH IT BECAUSE I FELT AS only trudged through it because I felt as somehow it would drag its In Defense of Food heavy corpse up out of the ditch it was wallowing in and rejoin the rest of usere on dry land Sadly it did not Roadside Picnic is a fantastic tale centering on the concept of umanity Not a single character in this work of fiction is immune from the examination The setting dialogue and environment within which this inspection takes pl. A ciencia y la tecnología produjo una larga y rica tradición de ciencia ficción Los ermanos Strugatsky son sin duda las primeras figuras del género en su pais Las dos novelas cortas ue integran este volumen tienen una introducción de Theodore Sturgeon Picnic extraterrestre trata de una fugaz visita de seres de otro planeta ue dejan en la Tierra algunos desperdicios algo así como los restos de un picnic Estos producto. Ace is like a wond Roadside Picnic is an excellent tale depicting the effects on one village after the leftovers from an alien visit are discovered on one village after the leftovers from an alien visit are discovered the most part life continues as normal with all the greed bureaucracy and petty attempts at survival one wouldn t expect from such a cataclysmic event The excellent film Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky was based on this novella though the two share little in common other than the Same Setting Both Are Eually setting Both are eually in my opinion and the story Roadside Picnic could be considered background information into understanding the film The novella Tale of the Troika was slow reading for me It is a satirical story involving investigators of a paranormal bureaucracy taking part in the maddening minutia of another bureaucracy the Troika The Troika exists on the seventy sixth level of an apparently endless warehouse of bureaucracy piled on bureaucracy It s a light Black and White hearted attack on such structures and the monolith of bureaucracy that was the Soviet Union For some reason I found it pretty boring for most of the way through perhaps because I couldn t tell the characters apart foralf of it Antonina W Bouis translation is excellent The Color of Water however somehowe was able translate bad Russian puns into EnglishFor further reading I would suggest Stanislaw Lem s excellent critical essay on Roadside Picnic found in is collection of essays Microworlds I ave loved both the Roadside Picnic and the Monday starts on a Saturday I ve specifically tracked this edition for the Tale of Troika to see what else the wizardsscientists at NITWIT were up to next and I loved itThis Cake Pops has to be one of the most scolding satires of the Soviet bureaucracy especially their tendency to make a committee for everything Iave recognized so many people from both my experience and from stories from other people I know in these characters that it as taken
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four or five as long to read through this short story simply because I just couldn t stop laughing at times and ad to take breaksThe ceremonial launch of the elevator and the reuest for a purple Extraterrestrial with four eyes and four arms to prove that The Name of the Rose he is in fact not from Earth really got me youave no ideaI do not wish to reveal for I will only spoil the jokes If you liked Monday starts on a Saturday there is a good chance you will love this story eve. S son de una tecnología extraña ponen en juego toda suerte de ambiciones umanasLeyendas de la Troika es una sátira sobre un futuro lejano en el ue el mundo se divide en innumerables pisos conectados por ascensores ue nunca funcionan Clara denuncia a la irracionalidad burocrática Leyendas de la Troika es absolutamente diferente de Picnic Extraterrestre lo ue prueba la extraordinaria versatilidad de los ermanos Strugats. ,

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