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Restless

Restless

2007 ·
·3.85·10,423 Ratings ·336 Pages
“ You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ” ― Michael Jordan
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    ·3.9·215 Ratings
    One of Katherine Mansfield's most important works, Prelude established her reputation as a master of short fiction. It is accompanied here by its continuation pieces At the Bay and The Doll's House. A large, seemingly loving family, the Burnells lead an i
  • A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary

    1996·
    ·3.78·136 Ratings
    In May 1994, Ken Saro-Wiwa, together with eight others, was arrested in Nigeria for the murder of four men who had been killed during a riot following a political rally. Though there was overwhelming evidence of his innocence, Saro-Wiwa was imprisoned for
  • Her Privates We

    1999·
    ·3.94·591 Ratings
    First published in 1930, 'Her Privates We' is the great book of World War I written from the ordinary soldier's point of view. Called the "book of books" by Lawrence of Arabia, 'Her Privates We' is an expressionist classic that magnificently captures the
  • Brazzaville Beach

    1995·
    ·3.93·3,406 Ratings
    In the heart of a civil war-torn African nation, primate researcher Hope Clearwater made a shocking discovery about apes and man . . .Young, alone, and far from her family in Britain, Hope Clearwater contemplates the extraordinary events that left her was
  • A Good Man in Africa

    2003·
    ·3.85·2,742 Ratings
    In the small African republic of Kinjanja, British diplomat Morgan Leafy bumbles heavily through his job. His love of women, his fondness for drink, and his loathing for the country prove formidable obstacles on his road to any kind of success. But when h
  • The New Confessions

    2000·
    ·4.1·1,396 Ratings
    In this extraordinary novel, William Boyd presents the autobiography of John James Todd, whose uncanny and exhilarating life as one of the most unappreciated geniuses of the twentieth century is equal parts Laurence Stern, Charles Dickens, Robertson Davie
  • Armadillo

    1998·
    ·3.56·1,709 Ratings
    One cold winter's morning, Lorimer Black -- insurance adjuster, young, good-looking, on the rise -- goes out on a perfectly ordinary business appointment, finds a hanged man and realizes that his life is about to be turned upside down. The elements at pla
  • The Blue Afternoon

    1995·
    ·3.75·1,514 Ratings
    Boyd, the author of A Good Man in Africa and Brazzaville Beach, here gives us something entirely new, part suspense, part romance, all grand storytelling.A young woman, waylaid by an old man who claims to be her father, hears his story of corruption and i
  • On the Yankee Station: Stories

    2001·
    ·3.55·213 Ratings
    Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a world populated by weary souls who turn to fanta
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