All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 309
ISBN: 0330510932
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Release: 2010
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.

The Border Trilogy

The Border Trilogy
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509852031
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Release: 2018-07-12
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by novelist Rachel Kushner In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 301
ISBN: 9780679744399
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Release: 1993
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cut off from the life of ranching he has come to love by his grandfather's death, John Grady Cole flees to Mexico, where he and his two companions embark on a rugged and cruelly idyllic adventure

The Index of Self Destructive Acts

The Index of Self Destructive Acts
Author: Christopher Beha
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781947793927
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Tin House Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A significant novel, beautifully crafted and deeply felt. Beha creates a high bonfire of our era's vanities. . . .This is a novel to savor.”- Colum McCann Through baseball, finance, media, and religion, Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. What makes a life, Sam Waxworth sometimes wondered—self or circumstance? On the day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for the Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A data journalist and recent media celebrity—he correctly forecast every outcome of the 2008 election—Sam knows a few things about predicting the future. But when projection meets reality, life gets complicated. His first assignment for the Interviewer is a profile of disgraced political columnist Frank Doyle, known to Sam for the sentimental works of baseball lore that first sparked his love of the game. When Sam meets Frank at Citi Field for the Mets’ home opener, he finds himself unexpectedly ushered into Doyle’s crumbling family empire. Kit, the matriarch, lost her investment bank to the financial crisis; Eddie, their son, hasn’t been the same since his second combat tour in Iraq; Eddie’s best friend from childhood, the fantastically successful hedge funder Justin Price, is starting to see cracks in his spotless public image. And then there’s Frank’s daughter, Margo, with whom Sam becomes involved—just as his wife, Lucy, arrives from Wisconsin. While their lives seem inextricable, none of them know how close they are to losing everything, including each other. Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball season, Christopher Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha’s characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307481306
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Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
Author: Sara Spurgeon
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781441193001
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Release: 2011-06-02
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of original, stimulating interpretations of key texts by Cormac McCarthy, designed for students and edited and written by leading scholars in the field.

The Border Trilogy

The Border Trilogy
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 291
ISBN: 1857152611
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Release: 2008
Editor: Everyman Paperback Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This handsome edition of McCarthy's completed Border Trilogy in one volume gives the reader one of the most important works of American fiction of the last decades. McCarthy's work is far more than a western, but crosses the borders between fiction and philosophy, the real and the world of dream. With influences ranging from the traditional western; the coming-of-age story; the courtly romance; classical tragedy; and magical realism, McCarthy's masterpiece is a work to be read and read again. This new volume containing all three of the novels, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain, is a welcome addition to the canon of McCarthy's works in print.

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Susan Jeffers
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0590713914
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Release: 1987
Editor: Scholastic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lulled to sleep by her mother's singing of the traditional lullaby, a little girl dreams of all sorts of horses.

Cities of the Plain

Cities of the Plain
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 291
ISBN: 9780679423904
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Release: 1998
Editor: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The conclusion of the Border trilogy describes the friendship of John Grady Cole and Billy Parham, two cowboys working on a New Mexico ranch in the 1950s

Sweet Harmony

Sweet Harmony
Author: Claire North
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9780316498876
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Release: 2020-09-22
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K, a darkly inventive novella about the dangers of pursuing perfection. Harmony is tired. Tired of working so hard, tired of the way she looks, tired of being average. But all that changes when she decides to splash out and upgrade her nanos. And why not? Everyone's doing it now. With a simple in-app purchase, you can update the tech in your bloodstream to transform yourself - get enhanced brain power, the perfect body or a dazzling smile. Suddenly, everything starts going right for her. She's finally becoming the person she always wanted to be. But as Harmony will find out, there's a limit to how many upgrades a body can take . . . Previous books by Claire North:The First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustTouchThe Sudden Appearance of HopeThe End of the Day84K By the same author, writing as Kate Griffin:A Madness of AngelsThe Midnight MayorThe Neon CourtThe Minority CouncilThe Glass GodStray Souls

Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses

Cormac McCarthy s All the Pretty Horses
Author: Stephen Tatum
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0826452469
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Release: 2002-01-11
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

The Crossing

The Crossing
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780330474931
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Release: 2010-12-10
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Crossing forms second part of Cormac McCarthy's critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, that began with All the Pretty Horses and concludes with The Cities of the Plain. Set on the south-western ranches in the years before the Second World War, Cormac McCarthy's The Crossing follows the fortunes of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham and his younger brother Boyd. Fascinated by an elusive wolf that has been marauding his family's property, Billy captures the animal - but rather than kill it, sets out impulsively for the mountains of Mexico to return it to where it came from. When Billy comes back to his own home he finds himself and his world irrevocably changed. His loss of innocence has come at a price, and once again the border beckons with its desolate beauty and cruel promise.

The Stonemason

The Stonemason
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9780679762805
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Release: 1995
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From a writer hailed as an American original -- and the author of the national bestsellers All the Pretty Horses and The Crossing -- comes a taut, expansively imagined drama about four generations of an African American family. The setting is Louisville, Kentucky, in the 1970s. The Telfairs are stonemasons and have been for generations. Ben Telfair has given up his education to apprentice himself to his grandfather, Papaw, a man who knows that "true masonry is not held together by cement but...by the warp of the world." Out of the love that binds these two men and the gulf that separates them from the Telfairs who have forsaken -- or dishonored -- the family trade, Cormac McCarthy has crafted a drama that bears all the hallmarks of his great fiction: precise observation of the physical world; language that has the bite of common speech and the force of Biblical prose; and a breathtaking command of the art of storytelling.

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
Author: Sara Spurgeon
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780826438201
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Release: 2011-08-04
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

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Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307762528
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Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 301
ISBN: 0330325310
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To 16-årige drenges møde med en barsk og uretfærdig verden, da de i 1948 bryder op fra Texas for at søge lykken i Mexico

All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781447220701
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Release: 2012-02-02
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All the Pretty Horses, the first novel of the Border Trilogy, published in 1992, was an international bestseller, winning both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It tells the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself the last bewildered survivor of generations of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he ever imagined. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. In 2012 Picador celebrated its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more at picador.com/40

A Week at the Shore

A Week at the Shore
Author: Barbara Delinsky
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781250119506
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Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors,” (The Boston Globe), Barbara Delinsky presents a captivating new novel about a woman whose unexpected reunion with her estranged family forces her to confront a devastating past in A Week at the Shore. One phone call is all it takes to lure Mallory Aldiss back to her family’s Rhode Island beach home. It's been twenty years since she's been gone—running from the scandal that destroyed her parents' marriage, drove her and her two sisters apart, and crushed her relationship with the love of her life, Jack Sabathian. Twenty years during which she lived in New York, building her career as a photographer and raising her now teenage daughter Joy. But that phone call makes it clear that something has brought the past forward again—something involving Mallory’s father. Compelled by concern for her family and by Joy’s wish to visit her mother’s childhood home, Mallory returns to Bay Bluff, where conflicting loyalties will be faced and painful truths revealed. In just seven watershed days at the Rhode Island shore, she will test the bonds of friendship and family—and discover the role that love plays in defining their lives.

American Contemporaries

American Contemporaries
Author: Joan Didion,Cormac McCarthy,Toni Morrison,John Updike,Richard Yates
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0307700844
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Release: 2010
Editor: Everymans Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of beautiful, enduring hardcover editions features modern American masterpieces, including works by Nobel Prize and National Book Award winners. With elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers, these classics are an essential for any home library. Titles included: Beloved by Toni Morrison The Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy Rabbit Angstrom by John Updike Revolutionary Road; The Easter Parade; Eleven Kinds of Loneliness by Richard Yates We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion

The Border Trilogy

The Border Trilogy
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0375407936
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Everyman's Library Classics &
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A trio of novel--All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain--that chronicles the lives and fates of two young men coming of age in the American Southwest and Mexico are combined in a single volume. 20,000 first printing.