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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><strong>Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by <em>Vulture</em>, <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>, Buzzfeed, <em>Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe</em>, Oprah.com,<em> Huffington Post,</em> The A.V. Club, <em>Nylon,</em> The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, <em>The Guardian, Publishers Weekly,</em> and more<br /><br />Poet Ocean Vuong鈥檚 debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling</strong><br /><br /><em>On Earth We鈥檙e Briefly Gorgeous</em> is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family鈥檚 history that began before he was born 鈥?a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam 鈥?and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, <em>On Earth We鈥檙e Briefly Gorgeous</em> is as much about the power of telling one鈥檚 own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. <br /><br />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. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.</p>
Conversations with Friends: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<b>鈥淸A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br />聽<br /><b>SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE 2019聽<i>TIME</i>聽100 NEXT LIST 鈥⒙燱INNER OF THE聽<i>SUNDAY TIMES聽</i>(UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 鈥?ONE OF <i>BUZZFEED</i>鈥橲 BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>VOGUE聽</i>AND聽<i>SLATE聽</i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>BUZZFEED聽</i>AND聽<i>ELLE</i></b><br /><br />Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman鈥檚 sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick鈥檚 flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange鈥攁nd then painful鈥攊ntimacy.<br /><br />Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor,聽<i>Conversations with Friends</i>聽is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.<br /><br /><b>SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD</b><br /><br />鈥淪harp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they鈥檙e figuring out how to be adults.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟eleste Ng, 鈥淟ate Night with Seth Meyers Podcast鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />鈥淭he dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they鈥檙e suspenseful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟urtis Sittenfeld,聽<i>The Week</i></b><br /><br />鈥淩ooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>New York</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎 writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney鈥檚 consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney鈥檚 natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.鈥?lt;b>鈥擜lexandra Schwartz,</b>聽<b><i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭his book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I鈥檓 not alone.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲arah Jessica Parker (Instagram)</b>
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott

Language

English

Pages

503

Publication Date

February 17, 2020

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Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there鈥檚 tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there鈥檚 Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters. Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures 鈥?including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.<br />Based on Louisa May Alcott鈥檚 childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.<br /><br />A wonderful story... As a child, I strongly identified with Jo because she is a writer. 鈥擩acqueline Wilson<br />The American female myth. 鈥擬adelon Bedell<br />It is an essential American novel, perhaps the essential American novel for girls鈥?Girls come to it on their own. 鈥擩ane Smiley<br />In 鈥淟ittle Women鈥? Alcott anticipated realism by twenty or thirty years. 鈥擥. K. Chesterton
How to Read Poetry Like a Professor: A Quippy and Sonorous Guide ...
by Thomas C. Foster

Language

English

Pages

218

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<p>From the bestselling author of <em>How to Read Literature Like a Professor </em>comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.</p><p>No literary form is as admired and feared as poetry. Admired for its lengthy pedigree鈥攁 line of poets extending back to a time before recorded history鈥攁nd a ubiquitous presence in virtually all cultures, poetry is also revered for its great beauty and the powerful emotions it evokes. But the form has also instilled trepidation in its many admirers mainly because of a lack of familiarity and knowledge. <br /><br />Poetry demands more from readers鈥攊ntellectually, emotionally, and spiritually鈥攖han other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our reading shifted to prose and later when we encountered poetry again, we had no recent experience to make it feel familiar. But reading poetry doesn鈥檛 need to be so overwhelming. In an entertaining and engaging voice, Thomas C. Foster shows readers how to overcome their fear of poetry and learn to enjoy it once more. </p><p>From classic poets such as Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Edna St. Vincent Millay to later poets such as E.E. Cummings, Billy Collins, and Seamus Heaney, <em>How to Read Poetry Like a Professor</em> examines a wide array of poems and teaches readers:</p><ul><li>How to read a poem to understand its primary meaning.</li><li>The different technical elements of poetry such as meter, diction, rhyme, line structures, length, order, regularity, and how to learn to see these elements as allies rather than adversaries.</li><li>How to listen for a poem鈥檚 secondary meaning by paying attention to the echoes that the language of poetry summons up.</li><li>How to hear the music in poems鈥攁nd the poetry in songs!</li></ul><p>With <em>How to Read Poetry Like a Professor</em>, readers can rediscover poetry and reap its many rewards. <br /><br /><br /></p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><p><strong></strong>聽</p><strong></strong><p><strong></strong>聽</p>
Ashes of Her Love
by , Jada Hawkins

Language

English

Pages

73

Publication Date

August 21, 2019

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After the burning blaze of a failed relationship, she is often left alone to deal with the smoking aftermath. Best-selling author Pierre Alex Jeanty helps to bring clarity and understanding to the countless women who are faced with the reality of heartbreak. Ashes of Her Love exposes the fire for what it truly was, and encourages women to drown out the embers that threaten to reignite. <br /><br />With this book, women are inspired to free themselves from the weight of dead relationships, find freedom in walking away, and are empowered to stay away and avoid the reoccurring cycle of heartache. <br /><br />If you鈥檙e in a dying relationship, walking away from a terrible love story, learning to put what is no longer good in the past, Ashes of Her love is the fire you need to turn the pages and start writing a new love story. The ending is just the beginning鈥?/div>
HER
by Pierre Alex Jeanty

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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"Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."
The Odyssey
by Homer

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book of 2018<br /><br /><br /><br />"Wilson鈥檚 language is fresh, unpretentious and lean鈥t is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." 鈥擬adeline Miller, author of <em>Circe</em></strong></p><br /><p>Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, <em>The Odyssey</em> is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.</p><br /><p>This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the 鈥渃omplicated鈥?hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.</p><br /><p>Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson鈥檚 <em>Odyssey</em> sings with a voice that echoes Homer鈥檚 music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer鈥檚 swift, smooth pace.</p><br /><p>A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem鈥檚 major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an <em>Odyssey</em> that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.</p>
Milk and Honey
by Rupi Kaur

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. <i>m</i><i>ilk and honey</i> takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
We Hope This Reaches You in Time
by , Samantha King Holmes

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b>A revised and expanded paperback edition of聽<i>We Hope This Reaches You in Time</i>聽by Samantha King Holmes and r.h. Sin with all-new bonus material from the authors.</b><br />Ideas, poetry, and prose from bestselling authors Samantha King Holmes & r.h. Sin.
Legionary: Dark Eagle (Legionary 8)
by Gordon Doherty

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

February 05, 2020

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<h2>A tale of vengeance and high adventure set in the war-torn late Roman Empire</h2><br /><br /><b>What hope has one forgotten soldier of bringing an emperor to justice?</b><br /><br />Winter, 382 AD. The Gothic War is over. After years of bloodshed, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Goths have struck a deal for peace. Imperial heralds crow about the treaty as if it were a triumph. Feasts and celebrations take place across the Eastern provinces. Every hero of the war is honoured and acclaimed... except one.<br /><br />Tribunus Pavo languishes in exile, haunted by a dark truth: that it was Gratian, Emperor of the West 鈥?the most powerful man alive 鈥?who caused the war and manipulated its every turn. Tormented by memories of loved ones lost during the great conflict, one word tolls endlessly through Pavo鈥檚 mind: <i>Justice!</i><br /><br />But in this great game of empire, justice rarely comes without a grave cost鈥?/div>

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