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Macmillan Readers Literature Collections Twentieth Century Stories Advanced level

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This book is perfect for literature lovers who want to expand their reading list. It offers a collection of short stories from various authors of the 20th century, allowing readers to experience a diverse range of writing styles. The additional activities included will also help readers deepen their understanding and appreciation of the stories.

The Hundred Secret Senses

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If you've ever felt caught between worlds or wrestled with sibling dynamics, "The Hundred Secret Senses" by Amy Tan could resonate deeply with you. It's a tale that merges the supernatural with the very real journey of self-discovery, filtering the complexities of family through the lens of a mystic tapestry. The story invites you to explore how past and present can shape our identities and relationships in ways we never imagined.
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The Line of Beauty

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If you're captivated by narratives that beautifully intertwine personal awakenings with the pulse of a political era, "The Line of Beauty" could be your next favorite read. You'll traverse the complexities of 1980s Britain through Nick Guest's eyes, whose journey is as much about exploring his identity as it is an incisive critique of the times – all penned with Hollinghurst's elegant prose that won the Booker Prize. This novel isn't just a story; it's a vivid tableau of a pivotal moment in history.

Everyman

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"Everyman" is a rich, contemplative dive into the human condition. Philip Roth's skilled prose guides you through a man's life, offering a lens to examine our own mortality and the universal inevitability of age and death. It's a story that's relevant to anyone who has pondered the meaning of their existence or grappled with the impermanence of life. If you're in the mood for a profound narrative that resonates with our deepest fears and truths, "Everyman" could be a truly captivating read.
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The Death of Bunny Munro

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This book could be a good read for someone craving a deep and haunting exploration of the intricate dynamics between a father and his son. Through the lens of Bunny Munro's downward spiral, Nick Cave weaves together a tale that is both darkly humorous and deeply touching. The unique appeal of this book lies in its ability to captivate readers with its enigmatic storytelling and haunting themes, making it a must-read for those seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally charged narrative.

Red Lotus

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If you're drawn to stories rich in cultural detail and human spirit, Red Lotus will captivate you. It transports you into a world bound by tradition, yet bubbling with the strength of a young girl's resolve to break free. Li-Xia's journey from a farmer's commodity to an agent of her own destiny beautifully chronicles hope and change amidst China's historical backdrop.
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Security

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"Security is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good crime mystery. Amidon weaves together a gripping tale of a seemingly perfect community tainted by scandal. The most unique feature of the book is the moral complexities of the characters, making the reader question their own sense of judgment. The story will keep you guessing until the very end, with unexpected twists and turns. Highly recommended for fans of the genre."
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Sembawang: A Novel

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This book could be a good read for anyone interested in exploring the rich history and culture of Singapore. Through the lens of the Sembawang community, the author brilliantly captures the essence of resilience and transformation. The vivid descriptions and authentic characters make it an engaging and enlightening read, transporting the reader to a bygone era.
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Dead Man's Walk

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Recommended for fans of Western adventure, action, and historical fiction. McCurtry's vivid portrayal of the Old West through the eyes of Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call brings this era to life, with its untamed landscapes, harsh realities, and violent encounters. The book offers an action-packed and thrilling ride, as the two young Texas Rangers face deadly dangers and unexpected challenges while trying to survive in a hostile and unforgiving land. Readers will be drawn to the complex and compelling characters, the vivid descriptions of the world around them, and the pulse-pounding action sequences that keep the story moving at a brisk pace. Overall, a must-read for fans of cowboy adventures and anyone interested in the history and mythology of the American West.
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Christmas Carol

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"A Christmas Carol" isn't just for the holiday season—it's a timeless narrative of transformation and hope. Dickens’ mastery at painting the human condition and the possibility of redemption makes it a poignant read. You might find yourself rooting for Scrooge, a character who reflects our own potential for change, no matter how ingrained our ways seem to be. It's a story that warms the heart.
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The Stepmother's Diary

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"The Stepmother's Diary" is a perfect read for those interested in family dynamics and relationships. Fay Weldon has written a relatable and engaging novel that explores the challenges of blending families. Readers will love the interesting and complex characters, the touching moments, and the surprising twists and turns in this unique family drama. Weldon's writing is insightful and captivating, and this book is perfect for anyone looking for an emotionally rich and thought-provoking read.

Asking for Trouble: Tales of Saffy and Amanda

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Dive into "Asking for Trouble" to discover the hilarious and sometimes poignant life lessons that come with sharing a small space with big personalities. Between Saffy's love misadventures and Amanda's brazen encounters, Jason Hahn delivers a story that's steeped in the comedic side of everyday struggles. If you enjoy witnessing a mix of bittersweet reality with a good dose of whimsy, this book's take on the mundane turned extraordinary will certainly entertain.
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Tenth of December

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George Saunders' "Tenth of December" offers a raw, yet compassionate lens through which to view the human experience. Each story serves as a testament to his ability to blend humor with profound insight, making you ponder life's complexities long after you turn the last page. His remarkable gift for storytelling is sure to draw you into the world of each character, making it a great read for those seeking a deep and satisfying literary journey.

Love and Summer

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"Love and Summer" is a perfect literary getaway if you're looking to immerse yourself in the complexities of a small Irish town's life. Trevor's writing has a delicate touch that brings out the intensity of quiet lives, secret loves, and the subtle unraveling of the status quo. As you witness seemingly trivial events take on profound significance, you're likely to appreciate the nuanced craft of storytelling and the gentle nudge to reflect on the possibility of new beginnings.

Abraham's Promise

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"Abraham's Promise" might just resonate with you if you're intrigued by personal narratives woven into historical backdrops. In the eyes of Abraham Isaac, you'll experience an intimate portrayal of post-war Singapore, and feel the weight of a life spent grappling with the shifting tides of political idealism and personal responsibilities. The book's nuanced look at aging, memory, and disenchantment could be particularly profound if you appreciate rich character studies set against the tapestry of societal changes.

Lincoln in the Bardo : WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

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This is a deeply moving and unconventional novel that brilliantly blends historical fiction with the supernatural. Through a kaleidoscope of voices, George Saunders creates a rich tapestry of emotions, humor, and poignancy as Abraham Lincoln navigates the grief of losing his young son during the tumultuous time of the Civil War. The vividly imagined world of the bardo, a transitional realm between life and death, adds a thrilling and thought-provoking element to this unforgettable story. With its beautifully crafted prose and exploration of the human condition, Lincoln in the Bardo is a must-read for those seeking a unique and profound literary experience.

Fury

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If you're captivated by the raw, untamed aspects of human emotion, "Fury" might just be the novel that resonates with you. Malik Solanka's flight to New York and the city's own frenetic pulse create a perfect storm where personal demons and societal madness dance together. It's a deep dive into the psychological whirlwinds that can possess us and a stark mirror reflecting the unvarnished truths of our nature. Expect to be enthralled, challenged, and possibly a bit disturbed.

The Sellout

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty is perfect for those who enjoy edgy and thought-provoking literature. The author skillfully weaves satire and absurdist humor to raise issues on race and identity in American society. Readers will appreciate the candid social commentary and unique storytelling style, making it a must-read for those seeking a fresh and funny perspective on modern times.
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Serena

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This book is a stunning portrayal of the complexities of love and power set against the backdrop of the rugged Appalachian mountains. Rash's vivid storytelling and compelling characters will transport you into a world where love, ambition, and betrayal collide. Experience the raw power of Serena, a captivating novel that will leave you breathless and questioning the lengths one will go for their desires.

Cloud Atlas : A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick - Booker Prize Shortlisted

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"Cloud Atlas" is like a literary mosaic. Its intricate narrative weaves through centuries, connecting characters and their stories in a way that's both thought-provoking and breathtaking. You'll find yourself marvelling at Mitchell's craftsmanship as genres blend and stories fold into one another, creating a reading experience that lingers long after the last page. It's a book that defies the ordinary, rewarding its readers with a profound exploration of humanity.

The English Patient - A Novel

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If you're drawn to the sheer beauty of words and depth of human connection, "The English Patient" delivers exquisitely. The novel weaves the intimate stories of four disparate lives against the backdrop of war-ravaged Italy. Its lyrical prose and profound exploration of love, loss, and identity linger long after the last page.

Collected Short Stories: Volume 3 - Classic, 20Th-Century, Penguin

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Maugham's stories offer a blend of elegance and dark realism that few others can match, especially with his first-hand knowledge of intelligence work during World War I. If you enjoy tales that explore the intricacies and the moral ambiguities of secret service work, dipping into this collection will likely provide you with a treasure trove of insights, wrapped up in skillful storytelling. Its historical significance, combined with Maugham's narrative prowess, makes it a compelling read for anyone fascinated by espionage or the complexities of human nature under duress.
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The Inlet

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The Inlet is a beautifully written novel that explores the complexities of family relationships, tragic loss, and the power of redemption. Set against the backdrop of a small coastal town in Australia, the novel follows the lives of three generations of women as they each grapple with their own pain and struggles. While the story is at times heart-wrenching, the author's lyrical prose and deeply nuanced characterizations make for a truly captivating read. In the end, The Inlet is a poignant tale of love, loss, and the enduring power of human connection.

Ever After

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"Ever After" could resonate with your soul on a deeply personal level. Swift masterfully interlaces different stories, prompting moments of profound self-recognition. If you appreciate novels that gently draw you in and then surprise you with the depth of emotion and insight they evoke, this might just be your next favorite read. The critics rave about its intelligence and emotional depth, suggesting it could stir thoughts and feelings you thought were uniquely yours.
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Vernon Subutex, 2

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This book could be a good read for someone who enjoys unconventional storytelling with a diverse cast of characters. The most distinctive feature of "Vernon Subutex, 2" is its ability to intricately weave together multiple storylines, delving into the lives of individuals connected by their quest to uncover the truth behind a rock star's secret. With a blend of dark humor, social commentary, and unexpected turns, this gripping sequel offers a compelling exploration of identity, redemption, and the complexities of human relationships.

Abraham's Promise

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If you've ever felt the pull of nostalgia or the weight of time, "Abraham's Promise" can speak to you. It's not just a voyage through Singapore's formative years; it's an intimate exploration of personal growth, loss, and redemption. Abraham Isaac's journey will resonate with anyone who's looked back on life's turning points with both fondness and regret. Engaging with history on a deeply human level, this story might just redefine how you view progress, be it personal or societal.
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Love Me

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Recommendation: "Love Me" is a heart-warming tale of a writer's journey to get back on track with his passion for writing. The protagonist's transition to a newspaper column gives the reader humor and an interesting twist, making it a great read for anyone who is looking for a light, romantic comedy with a unique plot.
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A New Penguin Leunig

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This collection of Michael Leunig's works showcases his unique ability to bring together thought-provoking prose and charming illustrations. Suitable for anyone looking for a delightful and insightful read.

Gravity's Rainbow

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Imagine diving into a kaleidoscope of post-modern prose where each turn bewilders with intricate connections between wartime Europe and one man's bizarre experiences. "Gravity's Rainbow" isn't just a novel; it's an intellectual challenge, a puzzle wrapped in enigmas, powered by Pynchon's unparalleled linguistic prowess. If you're up for literary gymnastics and a narrative that pushes the boundaries of traditional storytelling, this book's rich tapestry of themes will reward your perseverance with an unforgettable reading adventure.
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Mr Potter

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Recommended for those seeking a rich cultural experience through vivid, descriptive storytelling. The book immerses readers in the sights, smells, and emotions of life in Antigua through the eyes of an ordinary man.