A Long Way Gone

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. At sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, he learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and, finally, to heal. This is an extraordinary and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Product Details:

Genre Book Biography & Autobiography
Author Ishmael Beah
File Download 240 Pages
ISBN-10 9780143190363
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Radiance Of Tomorrow

When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature,” has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the centre of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to file back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the pain of their past and the uncertainty of their future. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Ishmael Beah.

Product Details:

Genre Book Fiction
Author Ishmael Beah
File Download 256 Pages
ISBN-10 9780143191728
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Long Way Gone

USA TODAY bestseller from the author of The Mountain Between Us, now a major motion picture! “No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home.” At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish. Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith. When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it himself. A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

Product Details:

Genre Book Fiction
Author Charles Martin
File Download 320 Pages
ISBN-10 9780718084721
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Little Family

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of A Long Way Gone. A powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with the one they have created together. Hidden away from a harsh outside world, five young people have improvised a home in an abandoned airplane, a relic of their country’s tumultuous past. Elimane, the bookworm, is as street-smart as he is wise. Clever Khoudiemata maneuvers to keep the younger kids—athletic, pragmatic Ndevui, thoughtful Kpindi, and especially their newest member, Namsa—safe and fed. When Elimane makes himself of service to the shadowy William Handkerchief, it seems as if the little family may be able to keep the world at bay and their household intact. But when Khoudi comes under the spell of the “beautiful people”—the fortunate sons and daughters of the elite—the desire to resume an interrupted coming of age and follow her own destiny proves impossible to resist. A profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we’re dealt, Little Family marks the further blossoming of a unique global voice.

Product Details:

Genre Book Fiction
Author Ishmael Beah
File Download 272 Pages
ISBN-10 9780735211797
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

A Death In Belmont

A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

Product Details:

Genre Book True Crime
Author Sebastian Junger
File Download 288 Pages
ISBN-10 0393077373
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Spud Exit Pursued By A Bear

SPUD - EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR - the hilarious final instalment in Spud Milton's turbulent teenage years by comedian John van de Ruit.. 'Dare I say it... for the first time in my life I feel like I'm on a bit of a roll.' Spud Milton is in his final year at boarding school. Now a prefect and on the cusp of adulthood, he thinks this may be his best year yet. But soon his life is as chaotic as ever as he wages a battle for his room, directs a play in which the actors refuse to learn their lines and (most terrifyingly of all) attempts to find a date for the matric dance. For the last time, armed once again with his wits and his diary, Spud invites us to share the agonies, the victories and the sheer absurdities of growing up.

Product Details:

Genre Book Juvenile Fiction
Author John van de Ruit
File Download 432 Pages
ISBN-10 9780141348407
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Black Man S Grave

Was it really all about diamonds? Sierra Leone was ripe for revolution; the Revolutionary United Front just didn't know how to pull it off. Meet the greedy politicians who hijacked Sierra Leone's fledgling democracy, the rebels who brought them down, and the villagers of Fadugu who struggled to survive the country's chaotic descent into civil war.

Product Details:

Genre Book History
Author Gary Stewart
File Download 223 Pages
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124079463
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

Displacement Memory And Travel In Contemporary Migrant Writing

This book examines contemporary literary representations of global mobility. It pays particular attention to refugee writing and displacement, migration and memory, and new European identities, and revises the field of postcolonial studies.

Product Details:

Genre Book Literary Criticism
Author Jopi Nyman
File Download 260 Pages
ISBN-10 9789004342064
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

A Long Way From Chicago

A Newbery Honor Book A summer they'll never forget. Each summer Joey and his sister, Mary Alice—two city slickers from Chicago—visit Grandma Dowdel's seemingly sleepy Illinois town. Soon enough, they find that it's far from sleepy...and Grandma is far from your typical grandmother. From seeing their first corpse (and he isn't resting easy) to helping Grandma trespass, catch the sheriff in his underwear, and feed the hungry—all in one day—Joey and Mary Alice have nine summers they'll never forget! "A rollicking celebration of an eccentric grandmother and childhood memories." —School Library Journal, starred review "Each tale is a small masterpiece of storytelling." —The Horn Book, starred review "Grandma Dowdel embodies not only the heart of a small town but the spirit of an era gone by...Remarkable and fine." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Newbery Honor Book A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details:

Genre Book Juvenile Fiction
Author Richard Peck
File Download 176 Pages
ISBN-10 9781101664360
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German

The Iliad Of Homer

Product Details:

Genre Book
Author Homer
File Download 534 Pages
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0061295135
Price FREE

Great on [Pdf] [ePub] [Mobi] [Audiobooks]. Available Languages: English, French and German