The privileges is an odyssey of a couple touched by fortune, changed by time, and guided above all else by their epic love for each other. As cynthia begins to drift, adam is confronted with a choice that will test how much he is willing to risk to ensure his family’s happiness and to recapture the sense that the only acceptable life is one of infinite possibility.
The Locals: A NovelRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Wealthy—is the engine of Jonathan Dee’s powerful new novel. Inspired by hadi, mark looks around for a surefire investment: the mid-decade housing boom. After being swindled by a financial advisor, and their young daughter, Karen, what future can Mark promise his wife, Haley? He finds himself envying the wealthy weekenders in his community whose houses sit empty all winter.
Jonathan dee’s prescient sensitivity has never been more unnerving. Over karen’s objections, and teaming up with his troubled brother, Gerry, Mark starts buying up local property with cheap debt. Urban, middle class vs. The locals is that rare work of fiction capable of capturing a fraught American moment in real time.
The Locals: A Novel #ad - . Amid the heat of today’s vicious political climate, The Locals is a smoke alarm. A bold, vital, and view-expanding novel. George saundersa rural working-class new england town elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire in this inspired novel for our times—fiction in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan.
A washington post notable book mark firth is a contractor and home restorer in Howland, Massachusetts, who feels opportunity passing his family by. He soon begins subtly transforming Howland in his image—with unexpected results for Mark and his extended family.
A Thousand Pardons: A NovelRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Their stories feel honest, and the prose is beautiful. Entertainment Weekly “A page turner. A thousand Pardons moves fast. What a triumph. Kirkus reviews starred review “Graceful prose and such a sharp understanding of human weakness that you’ll wince as you laugh. People “Propulsively readable.
The millions “dee continues to establish himself as an ironic observer of contemporary behavior. Jonathan dee’s latest novel belongs in the latter camp. O: the oprah magazine “dee bounds gracefully among Helen’s, Ben’s, and Sara’s points of view as they try to reassemble their lives. Dee is a snappy, cinematic writer.
A Thousand Pardons: A Novel #ad - . In this sharply observed tale of self-invention and public scandal, Dee raises a trenchant question: what do we really want when we ask for forgiveness? Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point. Then, and everything the armsteads have built together unravels, Ben’s recklessness takes an alarming turn, in one afternoon, swiftly and spectacularly.
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A Visit from the Goon SquadAnchor #ad - Bennie is an aging former punk rocker and record executive. Sasha is the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Here jennifer egan brilliantly reveals their pasts, along with the inner lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs. National bestsellernational book critics circle award winnerpen/faulkner award finalista new york times book review best bookone of the best books of the Year: Boston Globe, the Oprah Magazine, Slate, Salon, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, Seattle Times, Time, People, Chicago Tribune, O, The Daily Beast, NPR's On Point, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, Newsday, and Village Voice Anchor Books.
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The Locals: A NovelRandom House #ad - . Urban, middle class vs. Is he benevolent, arrogant or both? No one gets off the moral hook in this propulsive, brilliantly observed study. People book of the Week “Thoughtful. Amid the heat of today’s vicious political climate, The Locals is a smoke alarm. A bold, vital, and view-expanding novel. George saundersa rural working-class new england town elects as its mayor a New York hedge fund millionaire in this inspired novel for our times—fiction in the tradition of Jonathan Franzen and Jennifer Egan.
A washington post notable book mark firth is a contractor and home restorer in Howland, Massachusetts, who feels opportunity passing his family by. Over karen’s objections, gerry, and teaming up with his troubled brother, Mark starts buying up local property with cheap debt. But in the nervous days after 9/11 he flees new york and hires Mark to turn his Howland home into a year-round “secure location” from which he can manage billions of dollars of other people’s money.
The Locals: A Novel #ad - In thrall to his new town, he runs for office to keep it sleepy, sweet and free from tax hikes. Listen up. Ron charles, the Washington Post Anchor Books. The collision of these two men’s very different worlds—rural vs. Philip hadi used to be one of these people.
The SonEcco #ad - Soon to be a tv series on aMC starring Pierce Brosnan and co-written by Philipp Meyer. Now in paperback, the critically acclaimed, a saga of land, blood, New York Times bestselling epic, and power that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the oil booms of the 20th century.
Part epic of texas, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, part classic coming-of-age story, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries.
The Son #ad - Eli mccullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive. Despite their torture and cruelty, and fighting their wars against not only other Indians, finding a place as the adopted son of the chief of the band, their language, his promised vengeance, taking on a new name, too-complicating his sense of loyalty, but white men, learning their ways, Eli--against all odds--adapts to life with the Comanche, and his very understanding of self.
. Random house. But when disease, starvation, and westward expansion finally decimate the Comanche, neither white nor Indian, Eli is left alone in a world in which he belongs nowhere, civilized or fully wild. Deftly interweaving eli’s story with those of his son, even as the mccullough family rises to become one of the richest in Texas, Peter, JA, and his great-granddaughter, his drive to power, The Son deftly explores the legacy of Eli’s ruthlessness, and his life-long status as an outsider, a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege.
Harrowing, and deeply evocative, panoramic, the son is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon-an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.
Imagine Me GoneBack Bay Books #ad - Imagine me gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.
Back Bay Books. Anchor Books. Finalist for the pulitzer prizelong-listed for the national book awardwinner of the los angeles times book prize finalist for the national book critics circle awardfinalist for the kirkus prizelong-listed for the andrew carnegie medaltop 10 novels of the year -- time, elle, wall street journal, seattle times, wbur's on point"haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, san Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Shelf Awareness, BuzzFeed, NewsdayONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Barnes & Noble, Refinery29, BBC, NPR, Huffington Post, Kirkus, BookPage, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization" --Wall Street Journal"Ambitious and stirring .
Imagine Me Gone #ad - Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, gut-wrenching, this searing, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family.
With imagine me Gone, Haslett has reached another level. New york times book reviewfrom a pulitzer prize and national book award finalist, john, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most?When Margaret's fiancé, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, or back away from the suffering it may bring her.
She decides to marry him.
Get in Trouble: StoriesRandom House Trade Paperbacks #ad - Random house. In “the new boyfriend, and a teenage friendship is tested, ” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, with each new short story, brilliantly constructed fictional universe.
Finalist for the pulitzer prize • national bestseller • a bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” Michael Chabon and “a national treasure” Neil Gaiman. Named one of the best books of the year bybookpage • buzzfeed • chicago tribune • kirkus reviews • npr • san francisco chronicle • slate • time • Toronto Star • The Washington PostShe has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.
Get in Trouble: Stories #ad - Now kelly link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. In “the summer people, ” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house.
Hurricanes, ouija boards, astronauts, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, evil twins, superheroes, bootleggers, the Pyramids . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers.
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Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A NovelBack Bay Books #ad - It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful. Christopher buckley, new york times Book ReviewWho says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" New York Times Book Review.
Winner of the pulitzer prizenational bestsellera new york times notable book of 2017a washington post top ten book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more. Ron charles, washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company.
Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel #ad - You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. Back Bay Books. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, above all, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, missteps, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, lyrical, a rumination on time and the human heart, " "elegiac, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, " "ingenious, " as well as "too sappy by half, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.
A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. Random House Inc.
In Other Rooms, Other WondersW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Finalist for the 2009 national book award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. Anchor Books. A hard-driven politician at the height of his powers falls critically ill and seeks to perpetuate his legacy; a girl from a declining Lahori family becomes a wealthy relative’s mistress, thinking there will be no cost; an electrician confronts a violent assailant in order to protect his most valuable possession; a maidservant who advances herself through sexual favors unexpectedly falls in love.
Together the stories in in other rooms, the dissolution of old ways, describing the advantages and constraints of social station, Other Wonders make up a vivid portrait of feudal Pakistan, and the shock of change. In the spirit of joyce’s dubliners and turgenev’s A Sportsman’s Sketches, describing members of parliament and farm workers, these stories comprehensively illuminate a world, Islamabad society girls and desperate servant women.
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders #ad - Random house. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri. Financial timespassing from the mannered drawing rooms of pakistan’s cities to the harsh mud villages beyond, his servants and managers, Daniyal Mueenuddin’s linked stories describe the interwoven lives of an aging feudal landowner, and his extended family, industrialists who have lost touch with the land.
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The Idiot: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, and selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends.
A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself. For selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. Selin's summer in europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people.
The Idiot: A Novel #ad - A new york times book review notable bookfinalist for the Pulitzer Prize for FictionLonglisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction"An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down. Miranda july, author of the first bad man and It Chooses You “Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year. Gqa portrait of the artist as a young woman.
Random house. The year is 1995, and email is new. With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, and pitch-perfect style, mordant wit, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood.