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The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel
by Margaret Atwood

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before</b>.<i><br /><br />Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.</i><br />  <br /> Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
by Thi Bui

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<DIV><B>National bestseller</B><BR /><B>2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist<BR /> ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection<BR /> Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection<BR /> ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection<BR /><BR /> An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui</B>.<BR />  <BR /> This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.<BR />  <BR /> At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.<BR />  <BR /> In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” <I>The Best We Could Do</I> brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.</DIV>
The Complete Harvard Classics and Shelf of Fiction (A to Z Classi...
by , A to Z Classics

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English

Pages

40335

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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( newly updated TOC )<br /><br />The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.<br /><br />Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result.<br /><br />Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400–450 pages, and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies." The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's and elsewhere, with great success.<br /><br />Eight years later Eliot added a further 20 volumes as a sub-collection titled 'The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction', offering some of the greatest novels and short stories of world literature. The exhaustive anthology of the 'The Harvard Classics' comprises every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject up to the twentieth century.
Brandon Sanderson's White Sand Vol. 1
by , Rik Hoskin

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

June 29, 2016

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A brand new saga of magic and adventure by #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson! On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss -- a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own.
Shazam!: Origins (Shazam! (2018-))
by Geoff Johns

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity, Billy Batson is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shouting the wizard’s name—Shazam!—the young teen is mystically transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities that make him Earth’s Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero? Or will he succumb to the poor choices of youth—and the villainous Black Adam?<br /><br /> Collects Justice League #0 and 21 and backup stories from issues #7-11, 14-16 and 18-20 with a photo cover from the upcoming Warner Bros. film starring Zachary Levi!
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

June 05, 2007

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<DIV>In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.<BR /><BR /> Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.</DIV>
The Complete Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
by , Reading Time

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English

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Publication Date

January 21, 2019

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Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)<br /><br /><br />The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.
Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, an...
by , Tim Heidecker

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>This lushly illustrated graphic novel re-creates a lost Marx Brothers script written by modern art icon Salvador Dali. </b><br /><br />Grab some popcorn and take a seat...The curtain is about to rise on a film like no other! But first, the real-life backstory: Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dali, who’d befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. Author and lost-film buff Josh Frank unearthed the original script, and Dali’s notes and sketches for the project, tucked away in museum archives. With comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, he’s re-created the film as a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory. In the story, a businessman named Jimmy (played by Harpo) is drawn to the mysterious Surrealist Woman, whose very presence changes humdrum reality into Dali-esque fantasy. With the help of Groucho and Chico, Jimmy seeks to join her fantastical world—but forces of normalcy threaten to end their romance. Includes new Marx Brothers songs and antics, plus the real-world story behind the historic collaboration.
Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations
by Mira Jacob

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of </b><i><b>The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.</b><br /></i><br /><b>“By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”—Celeste Ng</b><br /><i><i><br />“</i>How brown is too brown?<i>”</i></i><br /><i><i>“</i>Can Indians be racist?<i>”</i></i><br /><i><i>“</i>What does real love between really different people look like?<i>”<br /></i></i><br />Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about <i>everything</i>. At first they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and, of course, love. <br /> <br />Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation—and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for </b><i><b>Good Talk</b></i><br /><br />“Vibrant, inventive, and vulnerable, Mira Jacob's graphic memoir <i>Good Talk</i> addresses head-on the complexities of being fully American while also being fully Jewish, fully Indian, fully mixed, fully whatever in the era of Trump. . . . <i>Good Talk </i>attempts to answer, with humor and heart, some of the most difficult questions of all.”<b><i>—Bustle</i></b><br /><br />“[A] breezy but poignant graphic memoir that takes on racism, love, and the election of President Trump. . . . The collage effect creates an odd, immediate intimacy. [Mira Jacob] employs pages of narrative prose sparingly but hauntingly. . . . The ‘talks’ Jacob relates are painful, often hilarious, and sometimes absurd, but her memoir makes a fierce case for continuing to have them.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b><br /><br />“A beautiful and eye-opening account of what it means to mother a brown boy and what it means to live in this country post–9/11, as a person of color, as a woman, as an artist . . . In Jacob’s brilliant hands, we are gifted with a narrative that is sometimes hysterically funny, always honest, and ultimately healing.”<b>—Jacqueline Woodson, <b>National Book Award–winning </b>author of <i>Another Brooklyn<br /><br /></i></b> “Mira Jacob just made me toss everything I thought was possible in a book-as-art-object into the garbage. Her new book changes everything.”<b>—Kiese Laymon, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Heavy</i></b>
Fangirling Armitage: Four Years in the Richard Armitage Fandom
by Abby Vegas

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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Ever feel like you’re fangirling a little too hard over a celebrity? You’re not alone. In this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud memoir, Abby Vegas dives head-first into the fandom of handsome British actor Richard Armitage (who starred in “The Hobbit,” “North & South,” and “Ocean’s 8”). It’s one crazy ride—but will she achieve her goal of meeting him face to face?

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