Karen russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In“bog girl”, a revelatory story about first love, a young man falls in love with a two thousand year old girl that he’s extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog.
Orange World and Other Stories #ad - In “the prospectors, ” two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant’s safety strikes a diabolical deal, hilarious title story, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection.
. Orange world is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master.
Lost and Wanted: A novelKnopf #ad - New york times best sellernamed a best book of 2019 by vogue and NPR's Maureen Corrigan"Freudenberger's brilliant and compassionate novel takes on the big questions of the universe and proves, again, that she is one of America's greatest writers. Andrew sean greer, suspenseful new novel from the best-selling author, romantic love, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of LessAn emotionally engaging, told in the voice of a renowned physicist: an exploration of female friendship, and parenthood--bonds that show their power in surprising ways.
Helen clapp's breakthrough work on five-dimensional spacetime landed her a tenured professorship at MIT; her popular books explain physics in plain terms. Helen disdains notions of the supernatural in favor of rational thought and proven ideas. But as the years passed, Charlie became more elusive, and her calls came less and less often.
Lost and Wanted: A novel #ad - . And now she's permanently, tragically gone. The two women had once confided in each other about everything--in college, Charlie's as a black screenwriter in Hollywood, Helen's struggles as a young woman in science, the unwanted advances Charlie received from a star literature professor; after graduation, their shared challenges as parents.
So it's perhaps especially vexing for her when, on an otherwise unremarkable Wednesday in June, she gets a phone call from a friend who has just died. That friend was Charlotte Boyce, Helen's roommate at Harvard. Suspenseful, deeply affecting, lost and found, Lost and Wanted is a story of friends and lovers, perceptive, at the most defining moments of their lives.
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - Cluba washington post notable bookAn NPR Great Read of 2013 Vintage Books. From the author of the novel swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—comes a magical and uniquely daring collection of stories that showcases the author’s gifts at their inimitable best. Within these pages, a community of girls held captive in a japanese silk factory slowly transmute into human silkworms and plot revolution; a group of boys stumble upon a mutilated scarecrow that bears an uncanny resemblance to a missing classmate that they used to torment; a family’s disastrous quest for land in the American West has grave consequences; and in the marvelous title story, two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try to slake their thirst for blood and come to terms with their immortal relationship.
Named a best book of the year by:The Boston GlobeO, The Oprah MagazineHuffington PostThe A. V.
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - Here is the debut short story collection from the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Swamplandia! and the New York Times bestselling Vampires in the Lemon Grove. In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author Orange World and Other Stories takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades.
Lucy's home for girls Raised by Wolves is the dazzling debut of a blazingly original voice. Vintage Books. Vintage Books USA. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells. Filled with inventiveness and heart, St.
Swamplandia! Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - But when illness fells ava’s mother, and her brilliant big brother, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, the park’s indomitable headliner, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. Vintage Books.
. New york Times Best Seller. A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book. The new york timesthirteen-year-old ava bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. New york times bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist"Ms. Fiction. Russell is one in a million.
Swamplandia! Vintage Contemporaries #ad - Swamplandia. As ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality. Vintage Books USA. Karen Russell.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A NovelPenguin Press #ad - Karen Russell. Vintage Books. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. Written when the speaker, little dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.
Club, the rumpus, publishers weekly, Nylon, The Week, The Guardian, The Millions, and more. A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning. Ron charles, a first love, the washington postpoet ocean vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, and the redemptive power of storytellingOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel #ad - Asking questions central to our american moment, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. An instant new york times bestseller! named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.
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Trust Exercise: A NovelHenry Holt and Co. #ad - Paperback. Kingsley. Vintage Books. It takes until the book’s stunning coda for the final piece of the puzzle to fall into place―revealing truths that will resonate long after the final sentence. New york Times Best Seller. Swamplandia. Winner of the 2019 national book award for fiction“electrifying” people • “masterly” the guardian • “dramatic and memorable” the new yorker • “magic” time • “ingenious” the financial times • "a gonzo literary performance” entertainment weekly • “Rare and splendid” The Boston Globe • “Remarkable” USA Today • “Delicious” The New York Times • “Book groups, ambitiously pursuing music, students at a highly competitive performing arts high school struggle and thrive in a rarified bubble, and, movement, Shakespeare, particularly, meet your next selection" NPRIn an American suburb in the early 1980s, their acting classes.
Karen Russell. Vintage Books USA. Fiction. When within this striving “brotherhood of the arts, especially not by their charismatic acting teacher, David and Sarah, ” two freshmen, their passion does not go unnoticed―or untoyed with―by anyone, fall headlong into love, Mr. The outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and of their future adult lives, fails to penetrate this school’s walls―until it does, in a shocking spiral of events that catapults the action forward in time and flips the premise upside-down.
Trust Exercise: A Novel #ad - What the reader believes to have happened to David and Sarah and their friends is not entirely true―though it’s not false, either. As captivating and tender as it is surprising, and about friendships and loyalties, Susan Choi's Trust Exercise will incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, and will leave readers with wiser understandings of the true capacities of adolescents and of the powers and responsibilities of adults.
The Dutch House: A NovelHarper #ad - Signed First Edition. Paperback. The story is told by cyril’s son danny, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, as he and his older sister, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia.
Vintage Books. Swamplandia. A read with jenna today show book club pick! from the new york times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.
The Dutch House: A Novel #ad - The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, love and forgiveness, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Karen Russell. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.
. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.
How We Fight for Our Lives: A MemoirSimon & Schuster #ad - Karen Russell. Jones tells the story of a young, desires, within his country, within his family, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his own hopes, and fears. The ‘i’ it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, ‘I am no longer yours. Haunted and haunting, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir.
Signed First Edition. An award-winning poet, a blues, jones has developed a style that’s as beautiful as it is powerful—a voice that’s by turns a river, and a nightscape set ablaze. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. How we fight for our lives is a one-of-a-kind memoir and a book that cements Saeed Jones as an essential writer for our time.
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir #ad - Fiction. We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. Winner of the 2019 kirkus prize in nonfiction a new york times 100 notable books of 2019 selection one of the most anticipated books of fall 2019—as selected by O, The Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire; Entertainment Weekly; Time; The Millions; Refinery29; Good Housekeeping; and many more.
Swamplandia. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, into passing flings with lovers, friends, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence—into tumultuous relationships with his family, and strangers. A moving, bracingly honest memoir that reads like fevered poetry.
The Yellow House: A Memoir 2019 National Book Award WinnerGrove Press #ad - Paperback. Swamplandia. Fiction. Located in the gap between the “big easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, race, the seeping rot of inequality, class, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, and the internalized shame that often follows. New york Times Best Seller.
Signed First Edition. But after simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most unruly child. Broom’s the yellow house tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities.
It was the height of the space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant―the postwar optimism seemed assured. A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Winner of the 2019 national book award for nonfictiona new york times bestsellernamed a notable book of the year by the new york times book reviewnamed one of the “10 best books of 2019” by the new york times book Review, BookPage, NPR’s Book Concierge, Chicago Public Library, New York Public Library, NPR’s Fresh Air, the Chicago Tribune, and Shelf AwarenessNamed a Best Memoir of the Decade by LitHubA brilliant, Seattle Times, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, the Guardian, and SlateNamed a Best Book of 2019 by the Washington Post, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.
The Yellow House: A Memoir 2019 National Book Award Winner #ad - In 1961, sarah M. Widowed, ivory mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. The yellow house expands the map of new orleans to include the stories of its lesser-known natives, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, and familial love resist and defy erasure.
The Nickel Boys: A NovelDoubleday #ad - Vintage Books USA. Fiction. But for a black boy in the jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. New york Times Best Seller. Vintage Books. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men.
In reality, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back. Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr.
The Nickel Boys: A Novel #ad - King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you. His friend turner thinks elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. Paperback. Karen Russell. Swamplandia. New york times bestsellerone of time magazine's 10 best fiction books of the decadewinner of the kirkus prizelonglisted for the national book award in this bravura follow-up to the pulitzer prize, and national book award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
As the civil rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr.