There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

Love tales, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the good Russian writer’s New York occasions bestselling frightening fairy tales

By turns sly and candy, burlesque and heartbreaking, those realist fables of ladies searching for love are the tales that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been in comparison to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, or even Stephen King—is most sensible recognized for in Russia.

Here are makes an attempt at human connection, either wicked and stylish, by way of humans around the lifestyles span: one-night stands in communal flats, poignantly awkward couplings, place of work trysts, schoolgirl crushes, elopements, tentative courtships, and rampant infidelity, shot via with lurid violence, romantic phantasm, and awesome tenderness. With the satirical eye of Cindy Sherman, Petrushevskaya blends macabre spectacle with transformative moments of grace and indicates simply why she is Russia’s preeminent modern fiction writer.

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Poles Apart

Eve of Equality, a brand new feminist web publication, turns into an in a single day sensation whilst a wildly renowned speak exhibit host stumbles upon it, tweets approximately it, and promotes it on her exhibit. The nameless weblog is clever, considerate, and ambitious, overtly taking up quite a few injustices within the lives of ladies. yet it’s the blogger Eve’s publish in regards to the debatable entrepreneur in the back of XY, a brand new chain of top of the range strip golf equipment beginning up around the state, that units off a firestorm. In a question of hours, the location crashes, its Twitter count number jumps from a paltry 19 fans to almost 250,000, and Eve is abruptly lauded because the new voice of recent feminism.
              yet who, precisely, is the Eve at the back of Eve of Equality? good . . . no longer who it's possible you'll imagine. Meet Everett Kane, aspiring author and fervent feminist. He writes his erudite weblog in his new residence, at his kitchen desk, and his existence is set to alter forever.
              Hilarious and shrewdpermanent, and delivering well timed statement on a topic that's flooding our headlines, newsfeeds, Twitter streams, and conversations, Poles Apart is Terry Fallis at his most sensible, confirming his prestige as a king of CanLit comedy.

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Night Watch: A Novel of Discworld

By Terry Pratchett

Sir Sam Vimes will get knocked again in time thirty years during this rollicking experience in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld® series

One second Sir Sam Vimes is in his old-patrolman shape, chasing a sweet-talking psychopath around the rooftops of Ankh-Morpork. the subsequent, he is mendacity bare on the street, having been despatched again thirty years, courtesy of a gaggle of time-manipulating clergymen who will not go away well-enough on my own. This Discworld is a depressing position that Vimes recalls all too well—three a long time ahead of his identify, fortune, liked spouse, and baby at the method. Worse nonetheless, the assassin he is pursuing has been transported again with him. And on best of that—it's the eve of a fabled road uprising that killed a couple of stable (and now not so solid) males. Sam Vimes understands his responsibility, and through altering heritage he could simply avoid wasting useful necks—though it may expense him his personal own destiny. Plus there is a likelihood to guide a amateur watchman instantly and train him a invaluable factor or 3 approximately policing—an impressionable younger copper named Sam Vimes.

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Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans

By Keith Olbermann

An impossible to resist new assortment from the New York Times bestselling writer and host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

In his specific wit and magnificence, Keith Olbermann skewers politicians, celebrities, and folks behaving badly each weeknight on MSNBC's more and more well known Countdown with Keith Olbermann. This ebook starts off correct after President Obama's election and collects all of Olbermann's acclaimed ""Special Comments,"" some of his ""Quick Comments,"" all yet one among his function ""WTF,"" decisions of ""Bushed"" and ""Still Bushed,"" and, after all, a hearty dose of ""The Worst individual within the World.""

  • Covers every little thing from homosexual marriage to Sarah Palin and the Bush legacy—plus Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and, after all, Bill-O
  • Olbermann is a common poster to the preferred web site DailyKos, the place his viewers has proven itself as fervid and hugely supportive
  • New from the New York Times bestselling writer of The Worst individual of the World and Truth and Consequences

Showcasing Olbermann at his such a lot debatable, outspoken, and pleasing, Pitchforks and Torches cuts to the reality in an international of lies.

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Lobster Is the Best Medicine: A Collection of Comics About Friendship

By Liz Climo

Fans have fallen in love with Liz Climo’s charmingly quirky animal nation, which used to be first featured in The Little international of Liz Climo—a position the place porcupines, anteaters, and grizzly bears all grapple with daily life with wit and humor. Now Liz returns with a ebook dedicated to friendship. bankruptcy issues comprise “Old Friends,” “New Friends,” “Unlikely Friends,” and “Friends with Benefits.” It’s the proper reward for a unique good friend.

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Lords and Ladies (Discworld)

By Terry Pratchett

It's a dreamy midsummer's evening within the nation of Lancre. yet tune and romance aren't the single issues filling the air. Magic and mischief are afoot, threatening to damage the royal marriage ceremony of King Verence and his favourite witch, Magrat Garlick. Invaded by way of a few Fairie Trash, quickly it will not be in simple terms champagne that is flowing throughout the streets . . .

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Only Joking: What's So Funny About Making People Laugh?

By Jimmy Carr

Britain’s preferred younger comic provides a heavily humorous, up-close examine joking matters—from the social origins of laughter, to the paintings and craft of humor, to why we will be able to by no means take into accout the punch line—featuring over three hundred jokes.

because the host of the hit online game convey Distraction (now in its 3rd season on Comedy imperative) and one of many most effective stand-up acts operating this day, award-winning comic Jimmy Carr has received over hundreds of thousands of lovers all over the world together with his trademark rapier wit, laced with "exquisitely cost-effective and completely timed one-liners" (The Guardian). For this publication he groups up with buddy and fellow comedy author Lucy Greeves to take an in-depth examine the place humor comes from and the way it really works, via exploring its purest shape: the shaggy dog story.

Only Joking starts off with the mechanism of laughter—how it occurs and why even babies do it—then delves into the facility of the punch line, exploring the fundamentals of all jokes, from the use of concern and shock to complex stand-up concepts resembling the "pull-back/reveal." Carr and Greeves pass directly to discover taboo humor, jokes that bomb, and the psychology of discovering whatever humorous. they appear into the long-standing connection among politics and humor, and speak about the survival customers for contentious jokes within the present political weather. during the booklet they conjure up a assisting solid of colourful funny story fans, from Sigmund Freud to Lenny Bruce, and speak about their impression at the jokes we inform this present day. Surveying throughout nationwide, ethnic, and gender divides, this rollicking research of why joking will consistently be on the subject of the human middle is an impossible to resist exploration of humor that makes transparent why we'd like a superb chortle now greater than ever.

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Reaper Man (Discworld)

By Terry Pratchett

They say there are just belongings you can expect. yet that used to be prior to demise begun puzzling over the existential. Of course,the final thing a person wishes is a squeamish Grim Reaper and shortly his Discworld bosses have despatched him off with most sensible needs anda well-earned gold watch. Now Deathis having the time of his lifestyles, findinggreener pastures the place he can positioned hisscythe to an entire new use.

But like all cutback in an importantpublic carrier, Death's death quickly results in chaos and unrest—literally, for these whose time used to be imagined to be up, like Windle Poons. The oldest geezer within the whole school of Unseen University—home of magic, wizardry, and large dinners—Windle used to be looking ahead to a superb afterlife,not this dull been-there-done-that regimen. To get the clean commence he deserves,Windle and the remainder of Ankh-Morpork's undead and underemployed trigger to discover loss of life and retailer the realm for the living(and each person else, of course).

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Mo' Urban Dictionary: Ridonkulous Street Slang Defined

By Aaron Peckham

I have visible the way forward for slang dictionaries, and its identify is --Times (London)

* flow over Merriam-Webster, Oxford, and American history; your model of truthiness has hit the marble ceiling.

Compiled from the wildly renowned site, Mo' city Dictionary: Ridonkulous highway Slang Defined contains greater than 2,000 of the newest modern slang entries.

* because the site's founding in 1999, greater than 2.5 million definitions were submitted. millions of recent phrases and definitions are extra every one day.

* every one alphabetized access encompasses a observe, a definition, and a pattern sentence.

Applejacked: Having your Apple iPod stolen. Dude, at the educate final evening I absolutely acquired Applejacked!

bacon bit: A rent-a-cop; now not good/important sufficient to be often called a pig or bacon. i assumed we would be in difficulty while the 5-0 begun rollin' up, yet then i noticed it used to be simply the bacon bits--mall security.

cruiser spoon: To park police cruisers with the drivers' aspects adjoining in order that the officials can speak during the open windows. greater decelerate, the po-po are cruiser spooning within the car parking zone ahead.

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