Last Woman Standing

Last Woman Standing
Author: Amy Gentry
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780544962538
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In Amy Gentry's follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Good As Gone, two assaulted women make a pact to kill each other's tormentor. But in the fallout, their paranoia grows until neither is sure whom she can trust. At what cost will their vengeance come?"--

The Last Woman Standing

The Last Woman Standing
Author: Thelma Adams
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1683242947
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Release: 2017
Editor: Center Point
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Two decades after the Civil War, Josephine Marcus, the teenage daughter of Jewish immigrants, is lured to Tombstone, Arizona, with the promise of marriage to Johnny Behan, one of Arizona's famous lawmen. When the silver-tongued Behan proves unreliable, Wyatt Earp who emerges as Josephine's match and ignites a rivalry destined for the history books"--

Last Standing Woman

Last Standing Woman
Author: Winona LaDuke
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0896584526
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Release: 1999-10-01
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful and poignant novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (O)bwe/Chippewa).'...an impressive fiction debut....skillfully intertwines social history. oral myth and character study...." Publishers Weekly.

Last Standing Woman

Last Standing Woman
Author: Winona LaDuke
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0896584526
Available:
Release: 1999-10-01
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful and poignant novel tracing the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (O)bwe/Chippewa).'...an impressive fiction debut....skillfully intertwines social history. oral myth and character study...." Publishers Weekly.

Good as Gone

Good as Gone
Author: Amy Gentry
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544916074
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "So gripping you might start to question your own family’s past." —Entertainment Weekly “[One] of the most anticipated summer thrillers . . . Gentry's novel isn't primarily about the version of the self that comes from a name and a family of origin; instead, it draws our attention to the self that's forged from sheer survival, and from the clarifying call to vengeance.” —New York Times Book Review Anna’s daughter Julie was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie’s story. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she is forced to wonder if this young woman is even her daughter at all. And if she isn’t Julie, what is it that she wants? “So much about this novel is fresh and insightful and decidedly not like every other thriller . . . Good as Gone ranks as an outstanding debut, well worth reading. This is no mere Gone Girl wannabe.” —Dallas Morning News

Bad Habits

Bad Habits
Author: Amy Gentry
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780358125051
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A whip-smart psychological thriller from the author of Good as Gone (a New York Times Notable Book), in which a grad student becomes embroiled in a deadly rivalry that changes her into someone unrecognizable to her struggling family, her ambitious academic friends, and even herself Claire "Mac" Woods--a professor enjoying her newfound hotshot status at an academic conference--finally has the acceptance and admiration she has long craved. But at the conference's hotel bar, Mac is surprised to run into a face from a past she'd rather forget: the moneyed, effortlessly perfect Gwendolyn Whitney, Mac's foil, rival, and former best friend. When Gwen moved to town in high school, Claire--then known as Mac, a poor kid from a troubled family who had too much on her plate--saw what it meantto have. Money, sophistication, culture, the very blueprints to success. Mac had almost nothing, except the will to change. Change she did, habitually grinding herself to work as hard as straight-A Gwen, even eventually getting admitted into the same elite graduate program as Gwen. But then Mac and Gwen become entangled with the department’s power-couple professors and compete head-to-head for a life changing fellowship. The more twisted the track toward success becomes, the more Mac has to contort herself to stay one step ahead—which deception signals the point of no return? Jack-knifing between Mac's world-expanding graduate days and the crucible of the hotel and its unexpected guests, Bad Habits follows Mac's reckoning between her hardscrabble past and tenuous present. What, exactly, did Mac do to get what she has today? And what will she do to keep it? With taut, powerful prose, Amy Gentry asks how far we'll go to get what we want--and whether we can ever truly leave the past behind.

Last Tang Standing

Last Tang Standing
Author: Lauren Ho
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780593187821
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one's thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love. At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: She has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving friends who are always in the know about Singapore's hottest clubs. All she has to do is make law partner, and her life will be perfect. And if she's about to become the lone unmarried member of her generation in the Tang clan--a disappointment her meddling Chinese-Malaysian family won't let her forget--well, she doesn't need a man to complete her. Yet when a chance encounter with charming, wealthy entrepreneur Eric Deng offers her a glimpse of an exciting, limitless future, Andrea decides to give Mr. Right-for-her-family a chance. Too bad Suresh Aditparan, her office rival and the last man her family would approve of, keeps throwing a wrench in her plans. Now Andrea can't help but wonder: In the endless tug-of-war between pleasing others and pleasing herself, is there room for everyone to win?

Last Woman Standing

Last Woman Standing
Author: Amy Gentry
Pages: 373
ISBN: 0008215669
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Release: 2019-08
Editor: HQ
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A twisty and engrossing thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.' Karin Slaughter, International Bestselling Author

Final Girls

Final Girls
Author: Riley Sager
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101985373
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Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll like this.”—Stephen King Ten years ago, six friends went on vacation. One made it out alive…. In that instant, college student Quincy Carpenter became a member of a very exclusive club—a group of survivors the press dubbed “The Final Girls”: Lisa, who lost nine sorority sisters to a college dropout's knife; Sam, who endured the Sack Man during her shift at the Nightlight Inn; and now Quincy, who ran bleeding through the woods to escape the massacre at Pine Cottage. Despite the media's attempts, the three girls have never met. Now, Quincy is doing well—maybe even great, thanks to her Xanax prescription. She has a caring almost-fiancé; a popular baking blog; a beautiful apartment; and a therapeutic presence in Coop, the police officer who saved her life. Her mind won’t let her recall the events of that night; the past is in the past…until the first Final Girl is found dead in her bathtub and the second Final Girl appears on Quincy's doorstep. Blowing through Quincy's life like a hurricane, Sam seems intent on making her relive the trauma of her ordeal. When disturbing details about Lisa's death emerge, Quincy desperately tries to unravel Sam's truths from her lies while evading both the police and bloodthirsty reporters. Quincy knows that in order to survive she has to remember what really happened at Pine Cottage. Because the only thing worse than being a Final Girl is being a dead one. WINNER OF THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FOR BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Last Girl Standing

Last Girl Standing
Author: Lisa Jackson,Nancy Bush
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781420136166
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Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling Sisters of Suspense join forces for a gripping standalone novel about a clique of popular girls whose high school friendship is marked by a tragedy that continues to haunt them decades later. Jackson and Bush take the reader’s hand and twist them through this shocking tale of suspense. “An increasingly tense race to find who’s doing the killing—and who’s going to survive.” —The Oregonian First they were five. Then they were four. Whose turn will it be next? At Bristol High they were an elite clique known as the Five Firsts: Amanda, Bailey, Carmen, Delta and Zora . . . ABCD & Z. They could have accepted their classmate, Emmy, as "E", but with her bookish disposition and her embarrassing status of scholarship student to boot, they rejected her and chose wealthy Zora instead. At a pre-graduation party just before the end of senior year, Lance Ventura, the hottest guy in school, falls down an embankment toward the river and is barely rescued in time to save his life. One of the Five Firsts, Carman, rushes to save him, but isn't so lucky. Her sudden death causes a community to mourn and rumors of foul play to swirl, but the tragedy is ruled an accident. Fast forward ten years and the classmates all meet again at the high school reunion. Some of them have had good fortune in their lives. Others, not so much. PRAISE FOR LISA JACKSON AND NANCY BUSH “Superb . . . a masterpiece of romantic suspense.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Something Wicked “A chilling thriller with enough false leads to keep readers enthralled to the finish.” —Library Journal on One Last Breath

The Swallowed Man

The Swallowed Man
Author: Edward Carey
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780593188897
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Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE “A strange and tender parable . . . All of Edward Carey's work is profound and delightful.” – Max Porter, author of Lanny The ingenious storyteller Edward Carey returns to reimagine a time-honored fable: the story of an impatient father, a rebellious son, and a watery path to forgiveness for the young man known as Pinocchio In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for the companionship of a son. One day, “as if the wood commanded me,” Giuseppe—better known as Geppetto—carves for himself a pinewood boy, a marionette he hopes to take on tour worldwide. But when his handsome new creation comes magically to life, Geppetto screams . . . and the boy, Pinocchio, leaps from his arms and escapes into the night. Though he returns the next day, the wily boy torments his father, challenging his authority and making up stories—whereupon his nose, the very nose his father carved, grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor to the coast and out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish—and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature’s belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away. With all the charm, atmosphere, and emotional depth for which Edward Carey is known—and featuring his trademark fantastical illustrations—The Swallowed Man is a parable of parenthood, loss, and letting go, from a creative mind on a par with Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton.

The Yellow Wall Paper

The Yellow Wall Paper
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780141397436
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Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The color is hideous enough, and unreliable enough, and infuriating enough, but the pattern is torturing.' Written with barely controlled fury after she was confined to her room for 'nerves' and forbidden to write, Gilman's pioneering feminist horror story scandalized nineteenth-century readers with its portrayal of a woman who loses her mind because she has literally nothing to do. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935). Gilman's work is available in Penguin Classics in The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland and Selected Writings.

Citizen

Citizen
Author: Claudia Rankine
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781555973483
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.

The Lottery

The Lottery
Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 32
ISBN: 158341584X
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Release: 2008
Editor: The Creative Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Anonim
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780857861016
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Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Severance

Severance
Author: Ling Ma
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780374717117
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Release: 2018-08-14
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. "A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org “A satirical spin on the end times-- kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers.” --Estelle Tang, Elle NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR * The New Yorker ("Books We Loved") * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V. Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * Flavorwire Winner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award * Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award * Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel * A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * An Indie Next Selection Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.

End of History and the Last Man

End of History and the Last Man
Author: Francis Fukuyama
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781416531784
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Release: 2006-03-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

She s the Last Model Standing

She s the Last Model Standing
Author: Wendy Kaplan,David Wallace
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1502583550
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Release: 2015-01-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dubbed by her friends "the Kathy Griffin of fashion", Wendy's hilarious, occasionally poignant story of how she became - and has remained for 30 years - one of the most successful "fit" models in the country (that size 8 you're wearing might very well be based on Wendy Stuart Kaplan's figure), is told with a Griffin-esque sense of humor untarnished by malice. From studying voodoo in Nigeria through years of taking mind-numbing jobs just to pay the rent, to her success in the present day where she can say of the women's underwear sold at Wal-Mart, modeled on her size eight body, "I cover the asses of the masses." SHE'S THE LAST MODEL STANDING is an "only-in-New-York" tale and an addictive page-turner. Wendy's humor, intelligence and unique analysis of the fashion/entertainment industry make this memoir a true stand-out in the field.

The Story of the Good Little Boy

The Story of the Good Little Boy
Author: Mark Twain
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781613100103
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781465527592
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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