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Conversations with Friends: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<b>“[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br /><b>WINNER OF THE <i>SUNDAY TIMES </i>(UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>VOGUE </i>AND <i>SLATE </i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>BUZZFEED </i>AND <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’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy.<br /><br />Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, <i>Conversations with Friends</i> 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 />“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”<b>—Celeste Ng, “Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast”</b><br /><br />“The 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’re suspenseful.”<b>—Curtis Sittenfeld, <i>The Week</i></b><br /><br />“Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.”<b>—<i>New York</i></b><br /><br />“A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney’s 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.”<b>—Alexandra Schwartz,</b> <b><i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />“This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”<b>—Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)</b>
What is Meant for Me Won't Miss Me: A Book of Poetry
by Lisa Wilson

Language

English

Pages

38

Publication Date

June 12, 2019

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A short book of free verse poems of love, loss and triumph over adversity.
Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life
by Humble the Poet

Language

English

Pages

310

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<p>The internationally bestselling self-empowerment book from influencer, rapper, and spoken word artist Humble the Poet, now available in a new edition with a new foreword by the author. <em>Unlearn</em> offers short, accessible, and counterintuitive lessons for reaching our full potential.<br /><br />Beloved for his sincerity, playfulness, and sage advice, globally famous rapper, spoken word artist, poet, blogger, and influencer Humble the Poet has traditionally shared his message of self-discovery, creativity, and empowerment with his fans through music and written word. That message has now been extended to this empowering book, offering insights and wisdom that challenge conventional thinking and help you tap into your best, most authentic self. </p><p>Humble sees life with unique clarity. In <em>Unlearn,</em> he opens our eyes to our own lives, helping us to recognize the possibilities that await us and the challenges that prevent us from realizing our dreams. With his characteristic honesty and forthrightness, he helps us shed the problematic lessons we’ve learned throughout our lives that limit us, from sabotaging habits, to fixed mindsets, to past regrets, and relearn new, unconventional ways of moving through life. Among his 101 lessons are:</p><ul><li>Fitting In Is a Pointless Activity</li><li>Don’t Trust Everything You Feel</li><li>Killing Expectations Births Happiness</li><li>Comparisons are Killer</li><li>Baby Steps Add Up</li><li>You Decide Your Worth</li></ul><p>Profound in its simplicity, <em>Unlearn</em> is the perfect invitation to a new beginning and to pursue a life of fulfillment.</p>
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’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline 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 “complicated” 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’s <em>Odyssey</em> sings with a voice that echoes Homer’s music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer’s swift, smooth pace.</p><br /><p>A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem’s 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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<DIV>The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. <I>Milk 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.</DIV>
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

70

Publication Date

May 23, 2016

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<div><p><B>Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award</p><p>One of <I>Publishers Weekly</I>'s "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"</p><p></B><p><B>One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April"</B></p><p>“Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion.”—<I>The New Yorker</I></p><p><I>"Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I> establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."—<I>Buzzfeed</I>'s "Most Exciting New Books of 2016"</p><p><p>"This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.”—2016 Whiting Award citation</p><p>"<I>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I> is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."—<I>LitHub</I></p><p>"Vuong’s powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity—all with a tremendous humanity."—<I>Slate</I><p>“In his impressive debut collection, Vuong, a 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, writes beauty into—and culls from—individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity. Managing this balance becomes the crux of the collection, as when he writes, ‘Your father is only your father/ until one of you forgets. Like how the spine/ won’t remember its wings/ no matter how many times our knees/ kiss the pavement.’”—<I>Publishers Weekly</I></p><p>"What a treasure [Ocean Vuong] is to us. What a perfume he's crushed and rendered of his heart and soul. What a gift this book is."—Li-Young Lee</p></p><p><B>Torso of Air</B></p><p><I>Suppose you do change your life.<BR>& the body is more than</I></p><p><I>a portion of night—sealed<BR>with bruises. Suppose you woke</I></p><p><I>& found your shadow replaced<BR>by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful </I></p><p><I>& gone. So you take the knife to the wall<BR>instead. You carve & carve</I></p><p><I>until a coin of light appears<BR>& you get to look in, at last,</I></p><p><I>on happiness. The eye<BR>staring back from the other side—</I></p><p><I>waiting.</I></p><p>Born in Saigon, Vietnam, <B>Ocean Vuong </B>attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, <I>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</I>. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City, New York.</p><BR></div>
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
by Mary Oliver

Language

English

Pages

477

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.</b><br /><br />Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.<br /><br />Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, <i>No Voyage and Other Poems</i>, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, <i>Felicity</i>, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.
Paris, 7 A.M.
by Liza Wieland

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>The acclaimed, award-winning author of <i>A Watch of Nightingales</i> imagines in a sweeping and stunning novel what happened to the poet Elizabeth Bishop during three life-changing weeks she spent in Paris amidst the imminent threat of World War II.</b><BR><BR>June 1937. Elizabeth Bishop, still only a young woman and not yet one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, arrives in France with her college roommates. They are in search of an escape, and inspiration, far from the protective world of Vassar College where they were expected to find an impressive husband, a quiet life, and act accordingly. But the world is changing, and as they explore the City of Light, the larger threats of fascism and occupation are looming. There, they meet a community of upper-crust expatriates who not only bring them along on a life-changing adventure, but also into an underground world of rebellion that will quietly alter the course of Elizabeth’s life forever.<BR> <BR><i>Paris, 7 A.M.</i> imagines 1937—the only year Elizabeth, a meticulous keeper of journals, didn’t fully chronicle—in vivid detail and brings us from Paris to Normandy where Elizabeth becomes involved with a group rescuing Jewish “orphans” and delivering them to convents where they will be baptized as Catholics and saved from the impending horror their parents will face.<BR> <BR>Poignant and captivating, Liza Wieland’s <i>Paris, 7 A.M.</i> is a beautifully rendered take on the formative years of one of America’s most celebrated—and mythologized—female poets.
The Ways of White Folks: Stories (Vintage Classics)
by Langston Hughes

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

September 07, 2011

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In these acrid and poignant stories, Hughes depicted black people colliding--sometimes humorously, more often tragically--with whites in the 1920s and '30s.
The Holy Spirit Whispered in My Ear: A Collection of Poems to Ins...
by J. Carter

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

May 22, 2019

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Do you need encouragement? Are you in search of good news for a change? <br /><br />If so, then this book is the one for you! <br /><br />Spanning several decades of time, these poems were written during many and varied seasons of the author's life. The compelling words of personal testimony capture both joy and heartache, laughter and tears. But most of all, these poems demonstrate how faith and love are stronger than any storm that life can throw your way! <br /><br />This priceless collection of Christian poetry focuses on faith, family and freedom. Get ready to laugh, cry, and thank God for His many amazing gifts freely given to us.<br /> <br />Let the Holy Spirit whisper through these anointed, inspired words and encourage you today!

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