So Long, See You Tomorrow Vintage International #ad - And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss.
. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois.
They Came Like Swallows Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - To eight-year old bunny Morison, his mother is an angelic comforter in whose absence nothing is real or alive. To his older brother, especially since the deadly, Robert, his mother is someone he must protect, influenza epidemic of 1918 is ravaging their small Midwestern town. To james morison, elizabeth, his wife, is the center of a life that would disintegrate all too suddenly were she to disappear.
Through the eyes of these characters, William Maxwell creates a sensitive portrait of an American family and of the complex woman who is its emotional pillar. Beautifully observed, deftly rendering the civilities and constraints of a vanished era, They Came Like Swallows measures the subterranean currents of love and need that run through all our lives.
They Came Like Swallows Vintage International #ad - The result confirms Maxwell's reputation as one of the finest writers we have.
All the Days and Nights: The Collected Stories Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - From the american book award-winning author of ancestors and Time Will Darken comes a masterful collection of stories, spanning more than 50 years--a tour of a world that engages readers entirely, and whose characters command the deepest loyalty and tenderness.
The Association of Small Bombs: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - National book award finalistwinner of the new york public library young lions fiction awardwinner of the american academy of arts & letters rosenthal family foundation awardwinner of the anisfield-wolf awardwinner of the bard fiction prizeone of the new york times book review’s Ten Best Books of the YearOne of Granta’s Best Young American NovelistsA Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the YearPEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist for FictionSimpson Family Literary Prize FinalistShortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Longlisted for the FT/Oppenheimer Emerging Voices AwardNamed a Best Book of the Year by: Buzzfeed, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Esquire, The Fader, New York magazine, Book Riot, Good magazine, The AV Club, Bustle, Electric Literature, PureWow, Redbook, and PopSugar“Wonderful.
Woven among the story of the khuranas and the Ahmeds is the gripping tale of Shockie, a Kashmiri bomb maker who has forsaken his own life for the independence of his homeland. Smart, devastating, unpredictable. I suggest you go out and buy this one. Post haste. Fiona maazel, the new York Times Book Review“Brilliant.
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Wanderlust: A History of WalkingPenguin Books #ad - Solnit argues for the necessity of preserving the time and space in which to walk in our ever more car-dependent and accelerated world. A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, of treadmills and labyrinths, from the author of Men Explain Things to Me Drawing together many histories--of anatomical evolution and city design, of walking clubs and sexual mores--Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking.
She profiles some of the most significant walkers in history and fiction--from Wordsworth to Gary Snyder, from Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennet to Andre Breton's Nadja--finding a profound relationship between walking and thinking and walking and culture. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, Solnit focuses on the walkers whose everyday and extreme acts have shaped our culture, and social meaning, from philosophers to poets to mountaineers.
The Barracks ThiefEcco #ad - The Barracks Thief #ad - The barracks thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence.
Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed. This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur.
The Fifth Child Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - As he grows older and more terrifying, Harriet finds she cannot love him, David cannot bring himself to touch him, and their four older children are afraid of him. While around them crime and unrest surge, the Lovatts are certain that their old-fashioned contentment can protect them from the world outside—until the birth of their fifth baby.
Understanding that he will never be accepted anywhere, Harriet and David are torn between their instincts as parents and their shocked reaction to this fierce and unlovable child whose existence shatters their belief in a benign world. Gruesomely goblin-like in appearance, abnormally strong and violent, insatiably hungry, Ben has nothing innocent or infant-like about him.
The Fifth Child Vintage International #ad - Doris lessing's contemporary gothic horror story—centered on the birth of a baby who seems less than human—probes society's unwillingness to recognize its own brutality. Harriet and david lovatt, parents of four children, have created an idyll of domestic bliss in defiance of the social trends of late 1960s England.
Train Dreams: A NovellaFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Suffused with the history and landscapes of the american west—its otherworldly flora and fauna, its rugged loggers and bridge builders—the new novella by the National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke captures the disappearance of a distinctly American way of life. Buffeted by the loss of his family, Grainer struggles to make sense of this strange new world.
As his story unfolds, we witness both his shocking personal defeats and the radical changes that transform America in his lifetime. A new york times notable book for 2011 one of the economist's 2011 books of the Year One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011 Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant fictions.
Train Dreams: A Novella #ad - Robert grainer is a day laborer in the American West at the start of the twentieth century—an ordinary man in extraordinary times.
A Doll's House and Other Plays Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - Ibsen's even more radical follow-up, ghosts, exposes family secrets and sexual double-dealing, while Pillars of the Community and An Enemy of the People both explore the hypocrisy and the dark tensions at the heart of society. A doll's house/ghosts/pillars of the Community/An Enemy of the People'Our home has never been anything other than a play-house.
A doll's house scandalized audiences with its free-thinking heroine Nora. This new translation, the first to be based on the latest critical edition of Ibsen's works, offers the best version available in English. A new translation by deborah dawkin and erik skuggevik with an introduction by TORE REM General Editor TORE REM.
A Doll's House and Other Plays Penguin Classics #ad - I've been your doll-wife here, just as at home I was Daddy's doll-child'These four plays established Ibsen as the leading figure in the theatre of his day, sending shockwaves throughout Europe and beyond.
A Month in the Country New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, tom birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, and hopeful, attachment to life.
A Month in the Country New York Review Books Classics #ad - Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost. A short, spellbinding novel about a wWI veteran finding a way to re-enter—and fully embrace—normal life while spending the summer in an idyllic English village.
In J. L. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave.
Sweet Talk: StoriesOther Press #ad - Sweet Talk: Stories #ad - Stephanie vaughn is a writer’s writer, Sweet Talk, one whose debut collection of stories, was published more than two decades ago to critical acclaim. Readers have come to these stories over the years through word of mouth, posting glowing reviews to their Goodreads pages and on their blogs—unanimously agreeing that this collection is a modern classic that deserves to be in print.
Crafted in graceful, honest prose, Vaughn’s stories go straight to the heart of how people live, grow and survive.