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Last Words: A Novel
by Shari J. Ryan

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 07, 2017

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<b> #1 Bestselling Novel</b>, Last Words, is where reality meets Fiction, and the lines in between are blurred by forbidden love.<br /><br />Amelia - 1942:<br /><br />The inside of my closet held the last bit of my freedom before I was torn from my home and shoved onto a dark train.<br /><br />Our destination was even darker. "Women and children to the right. Men to the left," they shouted at us.<br /><br />Everything was taken from me, leaving only the smoke filled air, piercing screams, and soul-burning cries.<br /><br />I was slowly starved and weakened to the bone, but there was a man--a Nazi--who brought me extra food. He called himself a prisoner too, but he scared me, and I wondered if he was the enemy I should fear the most.<br /><br />Emma - Current Day:<br /><br />My grandmother hid her past in an old diary under her bed. The tattered, brown leather book sat there for years until she asked me to find it and read her unspoken words. Now, her stories and secrets are consuming every moment of my life.<br /><br />She's dying ... and asking for a man no one in our family has ever heard of.<br /><br />I never imagined a hand-written book could change my entire life, but it has. It opened my eyes to a new beginning, and I learned that love is not the unsaid word my grandmother has refused to speak. It's an action--it's longevity, taboo and sometimes forbidden. Do we fight for what's wrong, or do we spend our lives searching for what's right?<br /><br />Last words were never spoken because love doesn't stop until a heart is no longer beating.
Breaking Bad 101: The Complete Critical Companion
by , Damon Lindelof

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<div>AMC’s <I>Breaking Bad </I>is among the most beloved, critically acclaimed American television series of our time. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series charts the transformation of high school science teacher Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) into a cold, calculating meth kingpin. <I>Breaking Bad 101 </I>collects esteemed critic Alan Sepinwall’s (<I>Uproxx</I>) popular <I>Breaking Bad </I>recaps in book form, featuring new, exclusive essays and completely revised and updated commentary—as well as insights from and interviews with the creative masterminds behind <I>Breaking Bad</I>. The ultimate critical companion for one of the greatest television dramas of all time, <I>Breaking Bad 101 </I>offers fans Sepinwall’s smart, funny, and incisive analysis of the psychology and filmmaking craft behind each episode and celebrates the series’ unique place in pop-culture history.<BR>  </div>
Blue Nights
by Joan Didion

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

November 01, 2011

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book and National Bestseller</b></p><p>From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.</p><p>Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness and growing old.</p><p>As she reflects on her daughter’s life and on her role as a parent, Didion grapples with the candid questions that all parents face, and contemplates her age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. <i>Blue Nights</i>—the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, “the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning”—like <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profound.<br /><br />"Incantory....A beautiful condolance note to humanity about some of the painful realities of the human condition." --<i>The Washington Post<br /></i><br /><br /> </p>
River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative (Volume 19)
by , Anne Barngrover

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English

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Publication Date

October 12, 2017

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Featuring writing by Ann Hood, Jessica Lind Peterson, Ana Maria Spagna, Ted Gup, Sarah Curtis Graziano, Amy Peterson, Nicholas Dighiera, Cecele Kraus, Joan Frank, Marilyn Moriarty, Anne Barngrover, and Mary Haug.
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
by Amy Tan

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>In <em>Where the Past Begins</em>, bestselling author of <em>The Joy Luck Club</em> and <em>The Valley of Amazement</em> Amy Tan reveals herself in a way she never has before, delving into her childhood, adolescence, family history, beginnings as a writer and professional life to explore the answers to questions of purpose and meaning that we all ask ourselves as we get older. </p><p>Moving from her childhood in Oakland and growing up with her Chinese parents through her success as a novelist, Amy Tan delves into her creative interests in music, the paralysis of beginning a new project, journal-writing and travelling. <em>Where the Past Begins</em> chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist’s fiction. Interspersed with direct correspondence between the author and her editor, the book will give fans and critics unparalleled insight into the author’s process, her thoughts on the literary enterprise, and her singularly warm, intelligent mind. </p>
The Best American Essays 2017 (The Best American Series ®)
by Mariner Books

Language

English

Pages

335

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV>"Jamison has done an exceptional job curating this volume, selecting essayists who are diverse in ideas and experiences, and essays that are challenging, passionate, sobering, and clever."<BR /> --<I><B>Publishers Weekly</B></I><BR /><BR /> “The essay is political—and politically useful, by which I mean humanizing and provocative—because of its commitment to nuance, its explorations of contingency, its spirit of unrest, its glee at overturned assumptions; because of the double helix of awe and distrust—faith and doubt—that structures its DNA,” writes guest editor Leslie Jamison in her introduction. From the Iraqi desert to an East Jerusalem refugee camp, from the beginnings of the universe to the aftermath of a suicide attempt, the genetic makeup of the eclectic and electric selections in <I>The Best American Essays 2017</I> “thrill toward complexity.”<BR />  <BR /><I>The Best American Essays 2017</I> includes<BR /> RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH, LAWRENCE JACKSON,<BR />  RACHEL KUSHNER, ALAN LIGHTMAN, BERNARD FARAI MATAMBO,<BR /> WESLEY MORRIS, HEATHER SELLERS, ANDREA STUART<BR /><I>and others</I></DIV>
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's Amer...
by , Kate Harding

Language

English

Pages

250

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><b>Twenty-Three Leading Feminist Writers on Protest and Solidarity</b></p><p>When 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.</p><p>Featuring essays by <b>REBECCA SOLNIT</b> on Trump and his “misogyny army,” <b>CHERYL STRAYED</b> on grappling with the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s loss, <b>SARAH HEPOLA</b> on resisting the urge to drink after the election, <b>NICOLE CHUNG</b>on family and friends who support Trump, <b>KATHA POLLITT</b> on the state of reproductive rights and what we do next, <b>JILL FILIPOVIC</b> on Trump’s policies and the life of a young woman in West Africa, <b>SAMANTHA IRBY </b>on racism and living as a queer black woman in rural America, <b>RANDA JARRAR</b> on traveling across the country as a queer Muslim American, <b>SARAH HOLLENBECK</b> on Trump’s cruelty toward the disabled, <b>MEREDITH TALUSAN</b> on feminism and the transgender community, and <b>SARAH JAFFE</b> on the labor movement and active and effective resistance, <b>among others</b>.</p>
The Fire Next Time (Vintage International)
by James Baldwin

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, <b>The Fire Next Time</b> galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.
The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and L...
by , Gloria Vanderbilt

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

January 31, 2017

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<p>Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS<em> </em>affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.</p><p>Both a son’s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom’s life lessons for her grown son, <em>The Rainbow Comes and Goes</em> offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories, including their tragedies and triumphs. In these often humorous and moving exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. In their words their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism.</p>An appealing memoir with inspirational advice, <em>The Rainbow Comes and Goes</em> is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child, and a thoughtful reflection on life, reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared, no matter our age.
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
by David McCullough

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><BR> <BR>A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that reminds us of fundamental American principles.<BR><BR>Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. <i>The American Spirit</i> reminds us of core American values to which we all subscribe, regardless of which region we live in, which political party we identify with, or our ethnic background. This is a book about America for all Americans that reminds us who we are and helps to guide us as we find our way forward.

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