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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018
Abstract: Described as the moral heir to George Saunders, Tommy Orange is writing from the urban Native American community in Oakland, California. There There takes us into this community as its characters prepare a celebration of their culture in the face of poverty, violence, addiction and lack of representation. The story is told from the points of view of a dozen different characters involved in putting together a powwow in the city stadium. Early in the book we intuit that something terrible will happen there. Much of the novel's emotional power comes from reading against this intuition, and connecting with the unique voices - male and female, old and young - from around the community as the clock ticks down. Like the best fiction, this is vivid and real in its setting but universal enough to be speaking about a disenfranchised community anywhere. It could not be more timely.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2018
Abstract: In this charming sequel to Bunny Slopes, Bunny needs help picking apples for mama's apple pie. Young readers will delight in using the included red ribbon to help Bunny reach new heights and pick those tasty apples. Children will have fun as they rock the book back and forth and turn it around and around for a unique roller-coaster adventure on Bunny's way home. Filled with puns and Claudia's Rueda's warm sense of humor, this book has jokes for readers young and old, and will have the whole family giggling. Adorable illustrations, interactive narration, an unexpected plot, and a cozy and reassuring ending make this a favorite of adults as well as kids.
New York ; Boston : Grand Central, 2018
Abstract: In the early hours of a quiet, weekend morning in Manhattan's Diamond District, a brutal triple murder shocks the city. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs quickly take the case. Curiously, the killer has left behind a half-million dollars' worth of gems at the murder scene, a jewelry store on 47th street. As more crimes follow, it becomes clear that the killer's target is not gems, but engaged couples themselves. The Promisor vows to take the lives of men and women during their most precious moments--midway through the purchase of an engagement ring, after a meeting with a wedding planner, trying on the perfect gown for a day that will never come. The Promisor arrives silently, armed with knife or gun, and a time of bliss is transformed, in an instant, to one of horror...
New York : New directions paperbook, 2017
Abstract: “I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love.” Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fiercely battles to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riviera and recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”
London : Macmillan Collector's Library, 2016
New York[etc] : Doubleday, 2016
Abstract: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Abstract: In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, "Abraham!" before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, "Here I am." Later, when Isaac calls out, "My father!" before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, "Here I am." How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? Jew and American? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer's first novel in eleven years - a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home - and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, Here I Am is Foer's most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foer's stature as a dazzling literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
[New York... etc.] : Pulse, 2016
Abstract: Henry Denton è periodicamente rapito dagli alieni. Alieni che, adesso, gli hanno dato un ultimatum: il mondo finirà tra 144 giorni e tutto quello che Henry deve fare per fermare l’apocalisse è premere un grande pulsante rosso. Solo, lui non è sicuro di volerlo fare. Dopotutto la vita non è stata giusta con Henry. Sua madre è una cameriera che è tenuta insieme da un sottile strato di fumo di sigaretta, suo fratello è un disoccupato che ha lasciato il college dopo aver messo incinta la sua ragazza e sua nonna sta perdendo la battaglia contro l’Alzheimer. E Henry sta ancora affrontando il dolore per il suicidio del suo ragazzo. Passare un colpo di spugna non gli sembra poi una cattiva idea. Ma Henry è uno scienziato e decide di affrontare la cosa con logica, e allora comincia a pesare il dolore e la gioia che lo circondano, e a lui è lasciata l’ultima parola: premere il pulsante e salvare il pianeta e tutti i suoi abitanti… o lasciare il mondo – e il suo dolore – sparire per sempre.
New York : Penguin books, 2016
Abstract: A ventisei anni, Louisa Clark sa tante cose. Sa esattamente quanti passi ci sono tra la fermata dell'autobus e casa sua. Sa che le piace fare la cameriera in un locale senza troppe pretese nella piccola località turistica dove è nata e da cui non si è mai mossa, e probabilmente, nel profondo del suo cuore, sa anche di non essere davvero innamorata di Patrick, il ragazzo con cui è fidanzata da quasi sette anni. Quello che invece ignora è che sta per perdere il lavoro e che, per la prima volta, tutte le sue certezze saranno messe in discussione. A trentacinque anni, Will Traynor sa che il terribile incidente di cui è rimasto vittima gli ha tolto la voglia di vivere. Sa che niente può più essere come prima, e sa esattamente come porre fine a questa sofferenza. Quello che invece ignora è che Lou sta per irrompere prepotentemente nella sua vita portando con sé un'esplosione di giovinezza, stravaganza e abiti variopinti. E nessuno dei due sa che sta per cambiare l'altro per sempre. Io prima di te è la storia di un incontro. L'incontro fra una ragazza che ha scelto di vivere in un mondo piccolo, sicuro, senza sorprese e senza rischi, e un uomo che ha conosciuto il successo, la ricchezza e la felicità, e all'improvviso li ha visti dissolversi, ritrovandosi inchiodato su una sedia a rotelle. Due persone profondamente diverse, che imparano a conoscersi senza però rinunciare a se stesse, insegnando l'una all'altra a mettersi in gioco.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Abstract: A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Better Half tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors.
New York : Scholastic, 2016
Raven cycle ; 4
Abstract: Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
New York : Doubleday, 2016
Abstract: Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands—a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life - and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles - a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few - everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on . . .
New York : Thomas dunne books, 2015
Abstract: Henry, Lee, Kip and Ronny grew up together in rural Wisconsin. Friends since childhood, their lives all began the same way, but have since taken different paths. Henry stayed on the family farm and married his first love, whilst the others left in search of something more. Ronnie became a rodeo star, Kip made his fortune in the city, and musician Lee found fame – but heartbreak, too. Now all four are back in town for a wedding, each of them hoping to recapture their old closeness but unable to escape how much has changed. Amid the happiness of reunion and celebration, old rivalries resurface and a wife’s secret threatens to tear both a marriage and a friendship apart . . . This is a novel about the things that matter – love and loyalty, the power of music and the beauty of nature – told in a uniquely beautiful, warm-hearted and profound way and exploring the age-old question of whether we can ever truly come home.
New York : Plume, 2015
Abstract: Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBC's Late Night with David Letterman, has spent his enire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being "euphorically antisocial" and "sick in the head," he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays. Overwrought by odd obsessions and traumatized by life in general, Resnick dismisses burdensome chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, adhering to his own steadfast rule: "I refuse to do anything I don't want to do."