Through it all, readers will root for this irresistible innocent who never truly loses heart and whose quest for the mailman leads him to an unexpected home.
New PeopleRiverhead Books #ad - Disturbing and delicious. People"you’ll gulp senna’s novel in a single sitting—but then mull over it for days. Entertainment Weekly"Everyone should read it. Voguefrom the bestselling author of Caucasia, a subversive and engrossing novel of race, class and manners in contemporary America. They are the perfect couple, "King and Queen of the Racially Nebulous Prom.
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New People #ad - . Part dark comedy, part surreal morality tale. Everything maria knows she should want lies before her--yet she can't stop daydreaming about another man, a poet she barely knows. Named a best book of the year by the new york times book review, vogue, time magazine, npr and the rootnamed a 2017 best summer read byvogue • elle • harper's bazaar • glamour • Buzzfeed • In Style • Men's Journal • Bustle • Ms.
As fantasy escalates to fixation, it dredges up secrets from the past and threatens to unravel not only Maria's perfect new life but her very persona. As the twentieth century draws to a close, Maria is at the start of a life she never thought possible.
The Lonely Polygamist: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - His construction business is failing, his family has grown into an overpopulated mini-dukedom beset with insurrection and rivalry, and he is done in with grief: due to the accidental death of a daughter and the stillbirth of a son, he has come to doubt the capacity of his own heart. A new york times bestseller: "Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans.
San francisco chroniclegolden Richards, father to twenty-eight children, husband to four wives, is having the mother of all midlife crises. Like john irving and richard yates, love, Udall creates characters that engage us to the fullest as they grapple with the nature of need, and belonging. Beautifully written, keenly observed, the lonely Polygamist is an unforgettable story of an American family—with its inevitable dysfunctionality, heartbreak, and ultimately redemptive, and comedy—pushed to its outer limits.
The Lonely Polygamist: A Novel #ad - Brady udall, crippled by grief and the demands of work and family, tells a tragicomic story of a deeply faithful man who, one of our finest American fiction writers, becomes entangled in an affair that threatens to destroy his family’s future.
Another Roadside Attraction: A NovelBantam #ad - The sentiments of brautigan and the joyously compassionate omniscience of Fielding dance through the pages garbed colorfully in the language of Joyce. Rolling Stone. Written with a style and humor that haven’t been seen since Mark Twain. Los angeles timeswhat if the second coming didn’t quite come off as advertised? what if “the corpse” on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is—what does that portend for the future of western civilization? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as popular entertainment and fertility worship as the principal religious form of our high-tech age? Another Roadside Attraction answers those questions and a lot more.
It tell us, what the sixties were truly all about, not by reporting on the psychedelic decade but by recreating it, for example, from the inside out. In the process, this stunningly original seriocomic thriller is fully capable of simultaneously eating a literary hot dog and eroding the borders of the mind.
Another Roadside Attraction: A Novel #ad - Hard to put down because of the sheer brilliance and fun of the writing.
Goodnight, Nebraska Vintage ContemporariesVintage #ad - This is goodnight, a place so ingrown and provincial that Randall calls it "Sludgeville"-until he starts thinking of it as home. At the age of 17, randall hunsacker shoots his mother's boyfriend, steals a car and comes close to killing himself. In randall, mcneal creates an outcast whose redemption lies in Goodnight, small, but ultimately embracing community where Randall will inspire fear and adulation, a strange, win the love of a beautiful girl and nearly throw it all away.
His second chance lies in a small nebraska farm town, where the landmarks include McKibben's Mobil Station, Frmka's Superette, and a sign that says The Wages of Sin is Hell. In this pitch-perfect novel, passion, Tom McNeal explores the currents of hope, and cruelty beneath the surface of the American heartland.
How to Behave in a Crowd: A NovelTim Duggan Books #ad - He doesn't quite fit in. Berenice, aurore, and Leonard are on track to have doctorates by age twenty-four. With how to behave in a crowd, camille bordas immerses readers in the interior life of a boy puzzled by adulthood and beginning to realize that the adults around him are just as lost. But he notices things the others don't, and asks questions they fear to ask.
A witty, heartfelt novel that brilliantly evokes the confusions of adolescence and marks the arrival of an extraordinary young talent. Isidore mazal is eleven years old, the youngest of six siblings living in a small French town. So when tragedy strikes the mazal family, isidore is the only one to recognize how everyone is struggling with their grief, and perhaps the only one who can help them—if he doesn't run away from home first.
How to Behave in a Crowd: A Novel #ad - Isidore’s unstinting empathy, makes for a complex character study, combined with his simmering anger, in which the elegiac and comedic build toward a heartbreaking conclusion. The only time they leave their rooms is to gather on the old, stained couch and dissect prime-time television dramas in light of Aristotle's Poetics.
Isidore has never skipped a grade or written a dissertation. Jeremie performs with a symphony, older than Isidore by eighteen months, and Simone, expects a great career as a novelist—she's already put Isidore to work on her biography.
Letting Loose the Hounds: StoriesW. W. Norton & Company #ad - These are sad and sweet stories, moving from the familiar to surprising destinations. A fierce new voice of the American West. Outsideexploding with an unsettling exuberance, Brady Udall’s stories traverse a geography of lost love, fragmented lives, and satisfying revenge. But even when disaster looms, Udall's fine comic sense sustains his men and women in their sometimes extravagant efforts to connect and cope.
Plunged in the moment, these stories have velocity; they spray gravel as they take off. Funny, unpredictable, and abounding with strange beauty. From the night a six-foot-three apache indian holding a goat steps into a moonlit Arizona backyard in "Midnight Raid" to the pivotal moment when a man, delirious from a dental extraction, gets rescued by a stranger in the title story, Udall injects his stories and characters with equal parts darkness and humor.
The Call: A NovelHarper Perennial #ad - Acclaimed author yannick murphy’s intimate narrative style and lovely prosewill enthrall readers of Rivka Galchen, Padgett Powell, and Murphy’s own Signed, Mata Hari. The call is a “triumph of quiet humorand understated beauty” Publishers Weekly, starred review from anauthor that the New York Times Book Review calls “an extraordinarilygifted fabulist.
”. Yannick murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure. Dave eggersthewarm, hope, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England family enduring a moving trial of loyalty, wry, andfaith after they are confronted with an unthinkable crisis.
A Severed Wasp: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate. Now in her seventies, née forrester, Katherine Vigneras, has returned to New York City after a successful career touring as a concert pianist in Europe. A retired musician returns to performing in this “soul-satisfying” novel from the award-winning author of A Wrinkle in Time Norman Lear.
But when she encounters an old face from her youth in Greenwich Village, Katherine finds herself agreeing to perform at the Cathedral of St. John the divine, an endeavor that proves to be unexpectedly rewarding—and challenging. . Much has changed for katherine: She is widowed and retired, and has lived through the harrowing years of World War II.
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Clover BlueA John Scognamiglio Book #ad - As secrets slowly unfurl, blue’s beliefs—about Goji, the guidelines that govern their seemingly idyllic lives, and the nature of family itself—begin to shift. With each revelation about a heartbreaking past he never imagined, Blue faces a choice between those he’s always trusted, and an uncertain future where he must risk everything in his quest for the truth.
Part coming-of-age tale, part love story, part mystery, Clover Blue tenderly explores an unconventional but no less complex family that resonates with our deep-rooted yearning for home. But despite his loyalty to the commune and its guru-like founder Goji, Blue grapples with invisible ties toward another family—the one he doesn’t remember.
With the urging of his fearless and funny best friend, Harmony, Clover Blue begins to ask questions. Set against the backdrop of a 1970s commune in Northern California, Clover Blue is a compelling, beautifully written story of a young boy’s search for identity. There are many things twelve-year-old clover Blue isn’t sure of: his exact date of birth, his name before he was adopted into the Saffron Freedom Community, or who his first parents were.
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Among the Lesser Gods: A NovelArcade #ad - Perhaps there she can just hide in her grandmother's isolated cabin and wait for something–anything–to make her next choice for her. But instead of escape, she finds reminders of her own troubles reflected from every side–the recent widower and his two children adrift in a changed world, Elena's own mysterious family history, and the interwoven lives within the town itself.
. Leave them alone long enough, and it gets real hard to tell them apart. Elena alvarez is living a cursed life. For fans of authors like Barbara Kingsolver and Leif Enger, a stunning new voice in contemporary literary fiction. Tragedy and blessing. It's only at the prospect of fresh loss and blame that she will discover the truth of the terrible burdens we take upon ourselves, the way tragedy and redemption are inevitably bound together–and how curses can sometimes lead to blessings, however disguised.
Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel #ad - From the deadly fire she accidentally set as a child, and now to an unwanted pregnancy, to her mother's abandonment, she knows better than most that small actions can have terrible consequences. Driven to the high mountains surrounding Leadville, Colorado by her latest bad decision, she's intent on putting off the future.
Bit by bit, elena begins to reconsider her role in the tragedies she's held on to and the wounds she's refused to let heal. But then, in a single afternoon, when threads of cause and effect tangle, Elena's fragile new peace is torn apart.