Summer Secrets: A Novel

By Jane Green


When a surprising kin key is published, twentysomething journalist Cat Coombs reveals herself falling right into a darkish spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the following day turn into her norm, resulting in a negative mistake one evening whereas vacationing relations in the United States, at the island of Nantucket. It’s a mistake for which she can’t forgive herself. whilst she returns domestic, she confronts the unavoidable fact of her existence and understands it’s time to develop up. yet she doesn’t recognize if she’ll ever be capable of earn the forgiveness of the folks she damage.

As the years move, Cat grows into her forties, a suffering unmarried mom, dealing with a newfound sobriety, and made up our minds to eventually make amends. touring again to her earlier, to the kin she left at the back of on Nantucket all these years in the past, she are able to earn their forgiveness, yet in doing so she might hazard wasting the very humans she loves the main.

Told with Jane Green’s prepared eye for detailing the emotional panorama of the center, Summer secrets and techniques is instantaneously a compelling drama and a superbly rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals, and forgiveness, approximately accepting the issues we won't switch, discovering the braveness to alter the issues we will be able to, and being robust sufficient to climate to storms.

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Sweet Bird of Youth

By Tennessee Williams

The acclaimed vintage in a brand new variation, now with an insightful new advent, the author's unique foreword, and the one-act play, The Enemy: Time, on which Sweet chook of Youth used to be based.

Sometime actor and full-time male hustler probability Wayne returns to the Gulf Coast city of St. Cloud in an try and retrieve his misplaced innocence by means of reuniting together with his highschool female friend, Heavenly Finley. yet probability arrives there along with his present service provider, the drug-addicted, over-the- hill superstar, Alexandra Del Lago, who makes use of likelihood, teaches him to exploit others, and doesn't intend to permit him move. likelihood learns that after he left St. Cloud years ahead of, he left Heavenly with a crippling venereal disorder. Heavenly's brother and her father—the robust Boss Finley, a political candidate who has been answerable for neighborhood lynchings—have marked probability as "a legal degenerate" and plan to castrate him. Williams knew the right way to inform a very good story, and this gritty and wrenching play additionally finds the darkish part of the yank desires of teenage and popularity through implicating small city injustice, systemic racism, and the intensity of pain that effects from own and public corruption.

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The Precariat (Oberon Modern Plays)

By Chris Dunkley

‘I can see this lifestyles for precisely what it's. i will now, besides. We’re walkin’ a knife part. One slip, one tiny slip an’ we fall. An’ there’s a fuck of far to fall…even for us. An’ we’re saved there…on the knife edge…because they could inform yer which means t’go. ahead or down.’

Fin’s brilliant. a few might say proficient. yet university isn’t going good. whereas he's busy dealing with his mum’s melancholy and his more youthful brother’s drug challenge, he can believe his destiny slipping away. The few jobs which are on hand in North London are part-time or transitority, and Fin is familiar with his destiny might be a lifetime of volatile pay, minimum social safety merits, no pension and eroding future health care. he's the uture of the rising significant classification – residing precarious lives on the mercy of the only percentage: The Precariat. together with his international collapsing slowly round him, Fin reveals wish and charm with the lady on the fried chook drive-through window. yet even she can’t supply him a manner out. Fin makes one ultimate determined bid to take keep watch over over the long run – by means of giving his brother the opportunity to show his lifestyles round…

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Pericles (Modern Library Classics)

By William Shakespeare

“This international to me is yet a ceaseless storm
Whirring me from my friends.”
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean new version of this vintage tragicomedy of excellent and evil in lots of guises.
THIS quantity additionally comprises greater than 100 PAGES OF particular FEATURES:
• an unique advent to Pericles
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with important proof in regards to the work
• observation on earlier and present productions in response to interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an outline of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
excellent for college kids, theater execs, and normal readers, those glossy and obtainable versions from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new commonplace in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Ideal (Penguin Modern Classics)

By Ayn Rand


In print for the 1st time ever, writer and thinker Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal.

Originally conceived as a singular yet then remodeled right into a play by means of Ayn Rand, Ideal is the tale of gorgeous yet tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of homicide, she is at the run, and he or she turns for support to 6 enthusiasts who've written letters to her, each one telling her that she represents their ideal—a good relatives guy, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a misplaced soul. every one reacts to her plight in his personal approach, their reactions a glimpse into their mystery selves and their precise values. in any case their responses to her pleas provide Kay the solutions she has been seeking.

Ideal was written in 1934 as a unique, yet Ayn Rand idea the subject matter of the piece will be higher learned as a play and positioned the radical apart. Now, either models of Ideal are on hand for the 1st time ever to the hundreds of thousands of Ayn Rand enthusiasts all over the world, giving them a different chance to discover the artistic strategy of Rand as she wrote first a publication, then a play, and the diversities among the two.

WITH AN advent by way of LEONARD PEIKOFF

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Buried Child: A Play

By Sam Shepard

A newly revised version of an American vintage, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize successful Buried Child is as fierce and unforgettable because it was once while it used to be first produced greater than twenty-five years ago.

A scene of insanity greets Vince and his female friend as they come on the squalid farmhouse of Vince's hard-drinking grandparents, who appear to have no suggestion who he's. Nor does his father, Tilden, a hulking former All-American footballer, or his uncle, who has misplaced certainly one of his legs to a sequence observed. basically the reminiscence of an undesirable baby, buried in an undisclosed position, can wish to bring this family members.

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Glengarry Glen Ross

By David Mamet

Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is ready small-time, cutthroat actual esate salesmen attempting to grind out a dwelling by way of pushing plots of land on reluctant purchasers in a unending scramble for his or her fair proportion of the yank dream. this is Mamet at his best possible, writing with brutal strength concerning the tricky lifetime of tricky characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a section of the motion — the place ultimate a sale can suggest a new cadillac yet wasting you can suggest wasting all of it. This masterpiece of yank drama is now a big movie starring Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Alex Baldwain, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris, and Kevin Spacey.

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The Midwife's Confession

By Diane Chamberlain

Dear Anna,
What i must let you know is hard to jot down, yet i do know will probably be way more tricky that you should pay attention, and i am so sorry…

The unfinished letter is the one clue Tara and Emerson need to the explanation at the back of their shut good friend Noelle's suicide. every thing they knew approximately Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her ardour for factors, her love for her buddies and family—described a girl who embraced life.

Yet there has been loads they didn't know.

With the invention of the letter and its heartbreaking mystery, Noelle's associates start to discover the reality approximately this complicated girl who touched every one in their lives—and the lifetime of a determined stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 17) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.


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