Netsuke: A Novel

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Coffee House Press #ad - Highly recommended for literate readers. Library journal   “an enticing, fast-moving exploration of one man’s obsession with his calculated power and unhinged desires. Booklist   “this story has some fascinating insights and noholds-barred language. New york journal of books   “It has important things to say, embedded in the deadly beautiful prose.

 .  .  . A finalist for the national book critics circle award, ” where “sex and psychosis are indistinguishable” and “the plot is impossible to resist” Publishers Weekly, Ducornet has fashioned a brilliant novel “as fascinating as it is dirty and dark, starred review. Readers owe it to themselves to encounter this slim but complex novel on its own terms.

Netsuke: A Novel #ad - Jeff Vandermeer. Ducornet makes her characters real and scary beneath the ruminative, quietly observant prose. Ducornet is a novelist of ambition and scope. Ruled by his hunger for erotic encounters, a deeply wounded psychoanalyst seduces both patients and strangers with equal heat. Driven to compartmentalize his life, the doctor attempts to order and contain his lovers as he does his collection of rare netsuke, the precious miniature sculptures gifted to him by his wife.

One is grateful for what she’s accomplished here. New york times   “an unflinching meditation on the twinned drives of lust and destruction .

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Secret Dreams: A Novel

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Arcade Publishing #ad - When her parents abandon young sabine schanderein at the Burgholzli Institute, raging like a banshee, she’s swathed like a mummy in filthy rags, a mental hospital in Zurich, and violently repelled by the imminence of strangers. Together, they work to put together the pieces of Sabine’s past. Atavistic dream visions and the mysteries of abnormal psychology come vividly to life in this captivating fictionalized account” of one of Carl Jung’s most celebrated true cases—one of love, and the mysteries of the mind at the dawn of psychoanalysis Publishers Weekly, betrayal, redemption, starred review.

Confounded by her erotic digressions and compulsions, Jung contacts his mentor, Sigmund Freud, for consultation. Carl jung, she is hopeless. More than intrigued by his enigmatic patient, Jung believes he can cure her. To all but psychiatrist and anthropologist Dr. But in unwrapping the first layer of the mystery, Jung becomes enmeshed in Sabine’s primal dreams that reach back to the ancient fertility rituals of Western civilization.

Secret Dreams: A Novel #ad - Jung and freud join minds to cure a woman’s madness in this “fascinating” novel based on a true historic case—“an elaborate psychological detective story” The New York Times Book Review. Though unprepared for where the harrowing, Jung willingly, sensually charged road to Sabine’s recovery will take him, helplessly, and obsessively follows it.

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Incest: From "A Journal of Love": The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1932-1934 Harvest Book

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Mariner Books #ad - And, she was worshipped by some, like all truly unique talents, hated by many, and misunderstood by most .  .  . However, said anaïs, most consuming of all is novelist Henry Miller—a man whose genius, was so demonic it could drive people insane. Like many great .  .  . Yet even that comparison undercuts the strangeness and bravery of her work, for Nin was the first of her kind.

Before lena dunham there was Anaïs Nin. Here too, recounted in extraordinary detail, is the sexual affair she had with her father. A woman who’d spent decades on the bleeding edge of American intellectual life, a woman who had been a respected colleague of male writers who pushed the boundaries of acceptable sex writing.

Incest: From "A Journal of Love": The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1932-1934 Harvest Book #ad - At once loving, exciting, and vengeful, it was the ultimate social transgression for which Anaïs would eventually seek absolution from her analysts. Like dunham, sociopathy, she’s been accused of narcissism, and sexual perversion time and again. The trailblazing memoirist and author of Henry & June recounts her relationships with Henry Miller and others—including her own father.

Anaïs nin wrote in her uncensored diaries like they were a broad-minded confidante with whom she shared the liberating psychosexual dramas of her life. Experimentalists, she wrote for a world that did not yet exist, and so helped to bring it into being. The guardian  includes an introduction by Rupert Pole.

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Night Train to Lisbon

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Grove Press #ad - That same night, he takes the train to lisbon to research the book’s phantom author, Amadeu de Prado, a renowned physician whose principles led him to confront Salazar’s dictatorship. Allusive and thought-provoking, intellectually curious and yet heartbreakingly jaded, ” and inexorably propelled by the haunting mystery at its heart The Providence Journal.

Then, an enigmatic portuguese woman stirs his interest in an obscure, and mind-expanding book of philosophy that opens the possibility of changing Raimund’s existence. The closer raimund comes to the truth of prado’s life, an extraordinary tale takes shape amid the labyrinthine memories of Prado’s intimate circle of family and friends, working in utmost secrecy to fight dictatorship, and eventual fate, and the betrayals that threaten to expose them.

Night Train to Lisbon #ad - One of the best books I have read in a long time” Isabel Allende. Night train to lisbon was adapted into bille august’s award-winning 2013 film starring Jeremy Irons, Christopher Lee, Lena Olin, and Charlotte Rampling. Among them: his eighty-year-old sister, who maintains her brother’s house as if it were a museum; an elderly cleric and torture survivor confined to a nursing home; and Prado’s childhood friend and eventual partner in the Resistance.

Raimund gregorius, a professor of dead languages at a Swiss secondary school, lives a life governed by routine. Raimund, now obsessed with unlocking the mystery behind the man, is determined to meet all those on whom Prado left an indelible mark. The bestselling novel of love and sacrifice under fascist rule, and “a treat for the mind.

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Accidents of Providence: A Novel

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Mariner Books #ad - A seventeenth-century heroine for our times” could face death for her dangerous affair with an English revolutionary O, The Oprah Magazine. At once a remarkable love story and a breathtaking thriller based on true events, Accidents of Providence is “heart-poundingly vivid and intellectually provocative .

 .  . Historical fiction at its best” Kirkus Reviews, starred review. But when rachel’s “bastard” infant is found hidden in the woods, Rachel is arrested. A delightfully seditious heroine .  .  . Proof that a historical novel can be educational and entertaining. O, the oprah magazine   “wonderfully detailed and keenly researched, it is a moving portrait of a courageous woman caught between a disastrous affair with a charismatic revolutionary and the draconian laws of the land that would put her to death because of it.

Accidents of Providence: A Novel #ad - Kathleen kent, author of The Traitor’s Wife. No one disputes that the young mother buried her beloved daughter. The question that has brought rachel to trial for murder is: why?   now drawn into rachel’s circle is the married lover she is loathe to reveal; a fiercely compassionate mother who lost her own children to smallpox; a prosecutor hell-bent on making an example of Rachel; and the criminal investigator, increasingly reluctant to build his case against the condemned young woman—all of them brought to reckon for this one life.

King charles has been beheaded for treason; cromwell is in power; paranoia and self-righteousness rule; and glove maker Rachel Lockyer has been engaged in a secret affair with William Walwyn, a Leveler who advocates for independence and tolerance.

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Depths: A Novel

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The New Press #ad - October, 1914. The master of scandinavian crime fiction spins a dark tale of passion and deceit set during World War I: “A memorable and shocking psychological study” Publishers Weekly. Lars soon learns that Sara, living in near-total isolation, is unaware that the world is at war. A man of control and precision, a total contrast to his reserved, illiterate Sara, Lars is overwhelmed by his attraction to the half-wild, elegant wife.

Swedish naval officer lars Tobiasson-Svartman is charged with a secret mission to take depth readings around the Stockholm archipelago. It seems utterly inhabitable, yet Halsskär is home to the young widow Sara Fredrika. In the course of his work, he lands on the rocky isle of Halsskär. Henning mankell, author of the internationally bestselling Kurt Wallander Mysteries and the critically acclaimed Chronicler of the Winds, once again proves himself a master of the novel with this arresting, disquieting story of obsession.

Depths: A Novel #ad - Giving in to the worst of his impulses, lars turns into a far more dangerous man—one ready to trade in lies and even death to get closer to the lonely woman without losing hold of his wife. All thoughts of shame, fidelity, and duty are swept to sea as he struggles to maintain his parallel lives, with devastating consequences for the women who love him.

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The Auerbach Will: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - And now, the result of the ugly, she must contend with blackmail and heartless legal assaults coming at her from all sides, as she nears the end of her life, persisting greed of her own children and grandchildren. In this new york times bestseller, introduces three generations of a singular family as it moves from poverty to privilege over the course of a cataclysmic century, Stephen Birmingham, acclaimed chronicler of the lives of the super-rich and author of “Our Crowd”, led by one of the most endearing and unforgettable heroines in modern American fiction.

. But money could never buy the affection of family or compensate for the true love Essie let slip away. Together with her husband, collecting priceless art, Essie amassed a fortune that dwarfed their wildest dreams: She was living in a grand mansion on Park Avenue, even conferring with a US president. A poignant and unforgettable rags-to-riches family saga following three generations of a remarkable clan from downtown ghetto to Park Avenue opulence   Marrying Jack Auerbach was Essie Litsky’s salvation, enabling her to break free of her strict Russian-Jewish immigrant parents and escape New York’s poor, dirty, overcrowded Lower East Side.

The Auerbach Will: A Novel #ad - But essie is not dead yet, and those who underestimate the remarkable old woman are in for a shocking and powerful surprise.

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The Doctor's Wife: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - It’s more than a sexual awakening. Shortlisted for the man booker prize: a married woman begins an impulsive affair in Paris in this novel of “brilliant insight” The Times, London. All the while, sheila’s concerned husband and brother are retracing her steps, following her on a cathartic and devastating journey that’s far from over.

 . It’s a chance to see her ordinary life from a distance—her dutiful role as mother and wife, her lost sense of self, her sacrifices, and the realization that she’s already been vanishing little by little for quite some time. In a matter of days, they’ll be celebrating a second honeymoon after sixteen years of marriage.

The Doctor's Wife: A Novel #ad - Sheila redden, a devoted mother and reserved wife of a busy Belfast surgeon, is awaiting the arrival of her husband at a Paris hotel. But sheila never could’ve imagined the chance encounter with Tom, a handsome and attentive American student—or that in one inexplicable moment, she’d abandon everything she knows to disappear into the unknown with an irresistible stranger.

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Agincourt, 1415: Field of Blood

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Greenhill Books #ad - Based on chronicles of the times, agincourt 1415: Field of Blood is a dramatic, minute-by-minute retelling of the battle as seen through the eyes of the commanders and soldiers on both sides. This is a brutal, bloody, and captivating retelling of a major British victory written by a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

If you look for a book to read on a chair next to the fireplace holding a glass of whiskey, this book is highly recommendable. Historic Battlefield Tours. This work sets a new standard for historical fiction. What took place that day became one of the greatest moments of the Hundred Years’ War and English history.

Agincourt, 1415: Field of Blood #ad - A gripping fictionalized account of the landmark battle that turned the tide of history. On october 25, 1415, a trapped and vastly outnumbered force of exhausted and demoralized English archers and men-at-arms faced a colossal army of French knights on a desolate field in northern France.

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Annabel: A Novel

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Black Cat #ad - Shortlisted for the orange prize in fiction, this “enchanting” literary gem explores the courage to unveil one’s true self in a culture that shuns contradiction The New Yorker. The changes that follow are momentous not just for him, but for the three adults who have guarded his secret. An “absorbing .

 .  . Beautifully written” debut about the trials of growing up unique in a restrictive environment The New York Times Book Review.  . As wayne approaches adulthood, and its emotional and physical demands, the woman inside him begins to cry out. Only three people share the secret: the baby’s parents and a trusted neighbor.

Annabel: A Novel #ad - Together, the adults make the difficult choice of deciding the gender for themselves, and raise the child as a boy named Wayne. But as wayne grows up, a girl he thinks of as “Annabel, his shadow-self, ” is never entirely extinguished, and indeed is secretly nurtured by the women in his life. In 1968, in a remote part of canada, a child is born—a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at once.

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The Ginger Man

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Grove Press #ad - Donleavy’s debut novel has since been recognized around the world as the masterful portrait of a charming and shameless American abroad. A picaresque novel to stop them all. In the words of sean o’reilly, “this man has granted himself the appalling right to say and think whatever the hell he likes. You cannot help yourself enjoying his outrageous company” The Irish Times.

Silver-tongued seducer, fantasist and drunk, violent marauder, thief, hoaxer, he’s a Yank into the bargain, the rank outsider and ‘great gas’ altogether. P. Awaiting news of his father’s death and the substantial inheritance to follow, avoids bill collectors, Sebastian barely has time for his studies as he chases women, and tries to survive without having to descend into the bottomless pit of steady work.

The Ginger Man #ad - Lusty, it is a rigadoon of rascality, violent, wildly funny, a bawled-out comic song of sex. Dorothy parker, and originally banned in the United States and Ireland, Esquire   First published in Paris in 1955, J. Meet sebastian dangerfield: husband, father, and American law student at Trinity College in Dublin.

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