Archive For The “Humor Satire” Category
By Susan Gregg Gilmore
Occasionally you'll want to go back to where the place you begun, to reach on the position the place you belong.It’s the early Nineteen Seventies. town of Ringgold, Georgia, has a inhabitants of 1,923, one site visitors gentle, one Dairy Queen, and one Catherine Grace Cline. The daughter of Ringgold’s third-generation Baptist preacher, Catherine Grace is quick-witted, greater than a bit obdurate, and demise to flee her small-town life.Every Saturday afternoon, she sits on the Dairy Queen, consuming Dilly Bars and plotting her getaway to the large urban of Atlanta. And whilst, with assistance from a kinfolk pal, the dream turns into a truth, Catherine Grace instantly packs her baggage, leaving her relations and the boy she likes to declare the lifestyles she’s continually imagined. yet prior to issues have even started to get off the floor in Atlanta, tragedy brings her again domestic. As a chain of amazing occasions alters her perspective–and sweeping alterations come to Ringgold itself–Catherine Grace starts off to wonder whether her position on the earth may very well be, opposed to all odds, correct the place she started.
By John Irving
'Imagine a tender guy on his approach to a less-than-thirty-second occasion - the lack of his left hand, lengthy sooner than he reached heart age.' whereas reporting a narrative from India, a brand new York tv journalist has his left hand eaten by means of a lion; thousands of television audience witness the coincidence. In Boston, a popular hand health professional awaits the chance to accomplish the nation's first hand transplant. A married lady in Wisconsin desires to supply the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand, that's, after her husband dies. however the husband is alive, fairly younger, and healthy...
By Neve Maslakovic
On a foggy Monday in 1986, the universe unexpectedly, all of sudden, bifurcated. Fast-forward to 35 years later: Felix Sayers is a culinary author dwelling in San Francisco of Universe A who spends his days lunching at Coconut Cafe and dreaming of penning an Agatha Christie-style secret. yet every thing alterations while his Aunt Henrietta dies, leaving Felix a photo of his father and himself--dated ten days sooner than Felix used to be born. it could actually in basic terms suggest something: Felix has an 'alter' in Universe B. Panicked that his secret novel might already exist, Felix crosses to San Francisco B and proceeds to flagrantly violate the foundations of either worlds through snooping round his alter's lifestyles. but if he narrowly escapes a hit-and-run, it turns into transparent that somebody understands he is crossed over... and whoever it's is not satisfied approximately it. Now Felix needs to discover the reality approximately his regulate, the occasions of 1 Monday, and a wayward rubber duck ahead of his time in both worlds runs out.
By J. Alison Noble
By Malcolm Bradbury
Howard Kirk is the trendiest of radical tutors at a modern college. Timid Vice-Chancellors light earlier than his threats of disruption. Reactionary colleagues are overwhelmed underneath his cruel Marxist good judgment. lady are drawn through his promiscuity. A self-appointed innovative hero, Howard regularly comes out on most sensible.
By Anna Maxted
A hopeless unromantic will get a crash direction in love within the fourth hilarious novel from bestselling writer Anna Maxted
After her catastrophe of a wedding ends while she is simply twenty, Hannah is confident you need to be from your brain (or determined) to tie the knot. And lifestyles with no husband at thirty-one is simply wonderful, thanks a great deal. She has a gradual activity operating as a personal investigator (albeit a mediocre one); a loyal boyfriend of 5 years, Jason; and an excellent dating along with her dad (it's a disgrace her mom is any such misplaced cause). Then, on a romantic weekend retreat to a faux-ancient fortress, Jason proposes marriage, leaving Hannah with out selection however the visible: to show him down cold.
Much to her horror, 4 weeks later, Jason turns into engaged to his next-door neighbor, a very good baker and ''proficient seamstress.'' Has Hannah blown her final probability at a fantastic courting as her family members claims? Jason is of the same opinion to offer her one other likelihood -- yet provided that she meets his phrases, between them a promise to airborne dirt and dust off the various skeletons in her closet.
Brimming together with her attribute mixture of humor and heartache, Anna Maxted's Being Committed is a perceptive examine intimacy (and its substitutes), dedication phobia, and the ability others have over us.
By Roald Dahl
(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)The merely hardcover version of Roald Dahl’s tales for adults, the gathered tales amply showcases his singular presents as a fabulist and a born storyteller.Later recognized for his immortal children’s books, together with Charlie and the Chocolate manufacturing unit, James and the large Peach, and The BFG, Dahl additionally had a genius for grownup brief fiction, which he wrote all through his existence. no matter if fictionalizing his dramatic exploits as a Royal Air strength pilot in the course of international struggle II or concocting the ingeniously plotted fables that have been dramatized on tv as stories of the unforeseen, Dahl used to be fabulous at frightening in his readers the overpowering wish to be aware of what occurs next—and at gratifying that hope in ways in which believe either marvelous and inevitable.Filled with devilish plot twists, his stories exhibit a tantalizing mix of macabre humor and the absurdly ugly. From “The Landlady,” approximately an strange boardinghouse that includes a small yet very everlasting purchasers, to “Pig,” a brutally humorous examine vegetarianism, to “Man from the South,” within which a fanatical gambler does his having a bet with hammer, nails, and a butcher’s knife, Dahl’s creations amuse and surprise us in equivalent degree, gleefully reminding us of what may well lurk underneath the outside of the standard.
By Terry Pratchett
By Diana Peterfreund
In a wonderful mixture of the bestselling traditions of Prep and The satan Wears Prada, mystery Society woman takes us into the guts of the Ivy League’s ultraexclusive mystery societies while a tender girl is invited to affix as one among their first girl participants. Elite Eli college junior Amy Haskel by no means anticipated to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s so much powerful—and notorious—secret society. She isn’t wealthy, politically attached, or…well, male. So whilst Amy gets the distinct black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. may well they honestly suggest her? Whisked off into an initiation ceremony that’s a mix of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens tomorrow to a brand new truth and a complete new set of “friends”—from the beautiful son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society identify is Thorndike. And that’s whilst Amy starts off to find the reality approximately getting what you need for. simply because Rose & Grave is instantly taking her clear of her generic global of periods and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a really promising friendship with advantages. And that’s sooner than Amy unearths out that her first accountability as a member of Rose & Grave is to tackle a conspiracy of cash and gear that can, rather probably, damage her entire life.A shrewdpermanent, horny advent to the lifestyles and instances of a tender lady in excess of her head, mystery Society woman is an enthralling and witty debut from a author who is familiar with her turf—and isn’t afraid to inform all....From the Hardcover version.
By Malcolm D. Welshman