Download This Book Will Save Your Life by A. M. Homes PDF

By A. M. Homes

Considering her debut in 1989, A. M. houses has been one of the boldest and most unusual voices of her iteration, acclaimed for the mental accuracy and unnerving emotional depth of her storytelling. Her skill to discover how outstanding the standard may be is on the middle of her touching and humorous new novel, her first in six years. This booklet Will keep Your Life is a shiny, uplifting, and revealing tale approximately compassion, transformation, and what can ensue when you are prepared to lose your self and confide in the area round you.

Show description

Read or Download This Book Will Save Your Life PDF

Best contemporary literature books

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st Century Bestiary

From Axolotl to Zebrafish, meet an international of 'barely imagined beings': genuine creatures which are frequently stranger and extra extraordinary than something dreamt within the pages of a medieval bestiary. starting from the depths of the sea to the main arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the sweetness and bizarreness of the numerous dwelling varieties we suggestion we knew and a few shall we by no means have reflected, and invitations us to higher think the area round us.

The Last Best Kiss

Anna Eliot is uninterested in caring approximately what other folks imagine. finally, that used to be how she misplaced the one man she ever particularly loved, Finn Westbrook.

Now, 3 years after she broke his middle, the person who acquired away is again in her life.

All Anna desires is an opportunity to relive their final kiss back (and back and again). yet Finn evidently hasn’t forgotten how she taken care of him, and he’s made it transparent he has little interest in having whatever to do with her.

Anna retains attempting to convince herself that she doesn’t care approximately Finn both, yet even supposing they’ve either replaced due to the fact they first met, deep down she is aware he’s the man for her. Now if in simple terms she will get him to think that, too. .. .

With her signature wit and expertly real teenager voice, Claire LaZebnik (the writer of fan favorites Epic Fail and the difficulty with Flirting) once more breathes new lifestyles right into a perennially well known love tale. enthusiasts of Polly Shulman, Maureen Johnson, and, in fact, Jane Austen will love this irresistibly humorous and romantic story of first loves and moment probabilities.

A Way in the World: A Novel

In his long-awaited, enormously leading edge new novel, Naipaul, "one of literature's nice travelers" (Los Angles Times), spans continents and centuries to create what's immediately an autobiography and a fictional archaeology of colonialism. "Dickensian . . . a super new prism during which to view (Naipaul's) lifestyles and paintings.

At the Bay: Short Story (HarperPerennial Classics)

With their annual holiday coming to an finish, the Burnells and the Trouts spend the day on the seashore. whereas the youngsters dig for treasures within the sand, the adults give some thought to the fleeting nature of existence and tips to live.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in e-book creation and celebrating studying in all its kinds. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

Additional info for This Book Will Save Your Life

Example text

You’re valid, for one hour,” 48 a. m. h o m e s she says, handing the ticket back. ” She leads him into a room, weighs him, takes his blood pressure and tempera­ ture, and tells him to hop up onto the table. “Go ahead and make yourself comfortable. ” “I’m OK,” he says. ” She winks. ” Dr. Lusardi asks, sweeping into the room, his white coat following him. “I was in pain, incredible pain. ” “Fine. I feel fine, and then I remember the pain. ” Lusardi flips through his chart. ” The doctor gestures for him to take off his shirt.

He takes out a five and a few ones and slaps them into the man’s hand. ” the dining-room hostess asks. ” the hostess asks again. He nods. “This way,” she says, leading him into the empty dining room. Someone hands him a menu, someone else pours him a glass of water, another puts a dinner roll on his bread plate and some butter beside it. He immediately eats the roll. He hasn’t been eating bread—it’s not part of his program. The roll is 52 a. m. h o m e s warm, yeasty sourdough. He eats it with cold butter—he closes his eyes—good.

M. h o m e s atmosphere, hinting at the day to come. He sat in the back, with the windows down, his head into the breeze like a dog. The driver babbled like a bad bartender, talking about everything, anything, nothing. ” He didn’t answer; the last thing he wanted was a confes­ sional conversation with the cab driver. “Fine, keep it a secret, see if I care. Everyone thinks they’re entitled to keep it to themselves. What do they know? That’s how you get sick, really sick—ulcers, colitis, cancer. I tell people everything, what do I need to keep secrets for?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 19 votes