Free literary fiction Kindle books for 09 Dec 18

Suddenly Susan: HILARIOUS Chick Lit! (Susan Wade Saga Book 1)

by Virginia Gray

Bestselling Author Virginia Gray brings you a pee-in-your-pants comedy, rife with nutty roommates, questionable fashion choices, and an epic search for the perfect cup of coffee…

Twenty-two-year-old Susan Wade’s dream of a glamorous, high-powered career is the only thing that’s gotten her through the past four years of college. But now that she’s graduating, her future isn’t looking quite as bright as she’d hoped. She’s discovering the hard way that Corporate America values something she doesn’t have: experience. With only five dollars left to her name, Susan is left with two unappealing options: follow her semi-boyfriend to the bowels of Texas or manage a dilapidated diner in her small town. She’s got to convince someone to take a chance on her. But how?

Let’s face it. Ben’s not exactly relationship material. Awkward and geeky, his ideal job is designing computer software while hyped up on energy drinks. Best friends with Susan for far too long, he’s ready to take their relationship to the next level, but she keeps shutting him down. Until one night…

Will Susan get the break of a lifetime before she makes a huge mistake? Will Ben finally get his fantasy girl? Or will they both end up in caffeine rehab? Find out in what readers are calling a surprisingly quirky, completely wonderful story!



Oeuvres Complètes (French Edition)

by Marcel Proust

Contenu de la collection:

Ã? LA RECHERCHE DU TEMPS PERDU
Du côté de chez Swann (1913)
Ã? l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919)
Le côté de Guermantes (1920-21)
Sodome et Gomorrhe (1921-22)
La prisonnière (1923)
Albertine disparue (La fugitive) (1925)
Le temps retrouvé (1927)

Les plaisirs et les jours (1896)
John Ruskin: La bible d’Amiens, translated by Proust (1904)
John Ruskin: Sésame et les lys, translated by Proust (1906)
Pastiches et mélanges (1919)
Chroniques (1927)
Jean Santeuil (1952, 1971) (see update v.3.0)
Contre Sainte-Beuve (1954)
Articles et préfaces (1885-1921)



Alabama Stories

by John Isaac Jones

Set in Alabama over a period of fifty years beginning in the late 1940s, this exquisite collection of fifteen short stories provides snapshots into the lives of different characters.

The link between the stories is Billy, AKA William Vernon Johnson. Though they can be read as stand-alone stories, the collection chronicles the life of young Billy from a young boy to a man enjoying his role as a grandfather. Billy/William narrates several stories, but many of the stories are told in the third person, allowing for human experience to be revealed from several different perspectives.

Author John Isaac Jones writes with elegant simplicity, yet his narrative is rich with detail and the keen observation of the human character. Jones’s easy-going and familiar story-telling voice and descriptions place the reader in the heart of each story. The stories are simply told yet contains a paradox, an irony, a heartfelt lesson in love and life.

There are many stories painting the portraits of the diverse people in William’s life, but the final story, GRANDFATHERS, brings the collections to a heartwarming close. William draws parallels between his experiences with his grandfather, and his experiences as a grandfather with his own grandson, and brings the collection to a satisfying and heartwarming conclusion:

“Both knew instinctively that nothing could stop the eternal transition from the old to the new. The forward movement of the big wheel was an undeniable certainty.”

ALABAMA STORIES provides a beautifully understated and compelling glimpse into human experience. — Reviewer Maya Fleischmann for IndieReader



Gesammelte Werke: Romane + Erzählungen + Gedichte in Prosa (83 Titel in einem Buch – Vollständige deutsche Ausgaben): Väter und Söhne + Aufzeichnungen … + Gespenster und viel mehr (German Edition)

by Ivan Turgenev

Iwan Sergejewitsch Turgenew war ein russischer Schriftsteller. Turgenew war einer der Ersten in der russischen Literatur, die die alltäglichen Nöte und �ngste der russischen Gesellschaft thematisierten.

Inhalt:

Porträt des Dichters.

Aufzeichnungen eines Jägers.
Rudin.
Das adlige Nest.
Helene.
Väter und Söhne.
Dunst.
König Lear der Steppe.
Drei Begegnungen.
Mumu.
Faust. Erzählung in neun Briefen.
Die erste Liebe.
Erscheinungen. (Eine Phantasie.)
Der Hund.
Das Abenteuer des Leutnant Jergunow.
Eine wunderliche Geschichte.
Neu-Land.

Der Raufbold.
Drei Portraits.
Tagebuch eines �berflüssigen.
Das Wirthshaus an der HeerstraÃ?e.
Zwei Freunde.
Stilleben.
Jakob Passinkow.
Ein Briefwechsel.
Assja.
Ein Ausflug in die Walregion.
Die Unglückliche.
Der Fatalist.
Der Oberst.
Frühlingsfluthen.
Die lebende Mumie.
Punin und Baburin.
Die Uhr. Erzählung eines alten Mannes.
Ein Traum.
Das Lied der triumphierenden Liebe.
Klara Militsch.
Die Wachtel. Kinder-Eindrücke.
Der Verzweifelte.
Sonderlinge.
Die letzte Nacht Traupmanns.
Der Faktor.
Die Geschichte des Vaters Alexéi
Hamlet und Don Quichotte.
Gedichte in Prosa.



L’ultimo sognatore (Italian Edition)

by Cristian Martini

Un romanzo di formazione. La storia di un ragazzo che, al termine della scuola media, ha come unica prospettiva quella di aiutare il padre nel lavoro dei campi. L’incontro, all’inizio furtivo, con un viaggiatore, un uomo vissuto “venuto da fuori” e schivo verso la comunità, gli aprirà nuovi orizzonti, di pensiero e di speranze. “Ho realizzato i più bei sogni che la mia mente abbia concepito. Ho sentito la libertà scorrermi nelle vene, pompata da un cuore felice. Ho vissuto al massimo, abbeverandomi da ogni sorgente di esperienza. Ora non mi rimane più nulla da fare qui”.

L’autore:
Cristian Martini nasce a Parma il 27 novembre 1979. Trascorre infanzia e adolescenza tra due posti completamente diversi: un tranquillo e isolato paese di collina sull’Appennino tosco-emiliano e la rumorosa e caotica Milano.
A vent’anni inizia il suo vagabondaggio cimentandosi in viaggi in giro per il mondo che gli fanno scoprire la passione per la fotografia e la scrittura. I suoi romanzi sono pubblicati dalla Casa Editrice “La Memoria del Mondo” e numerose sue fotografie sono comparse su riviste e libri distribuiti a livello nazionale. Dello stesso autore “Occhi profondo mare” , “E venne sera” , “Raggio di sole”.
Sito ufficiale dello scrittore: www.martinicristian.it

Dal CORRIERE DELLA SERA:
“Il mondo si divide tra due realtà che s’incontrano e si scontrano. Un’acerba premonizione di vita già consolidata contro l’immaginario di un uomo che la vita l’ha già consumata facendola a pezzi senza trovare un nesso tra le sue speranze e il tono reale del giorno che racconta il prossimo”.

Maurizio Bonassina.

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