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|Author||: Dana Spiotta|
A "furious and addictive new novel" (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life, from the renowned author of Stone Arabia and Eat the Document "An urgent, deeply moving, wholly original novel by one of the most wildly talented writers in America. --George Saunders On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into the Mids--that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life--and her family--as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female difficulty--female complexity--in the age of Trump. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird, off-kilter America, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins. Tremendous new work from one of the most gifted writers of her generation.
|Author||: Dana Spiotta|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Idealistic activists Bobby and Mary find the course of their lives irrevocably changed when a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War goes wrong, a situation that forces them to separate and culminates years later in painful memories.
|Author||: Dana Spiotta|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Sharing a close bond that supersedes other relationships, Nic, a fiercely reclusive musician; and Denise, his dedicated sister and solitary audience member, become increasingly isolated in the wake of Nic's obsessive work, a situation that grows vulnerable as the siblings age. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Eat the Document.
|Author||: Rainbow Rowell|
|Editor||: Wednesday Books|
THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER CARRY ON Simon Snow is back and he's coming to America! The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after... So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light. That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place. With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter. Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.
|Author||: Gloria Chao|
|Editor||: Simon Pulse|
“A story that’s sure to stick with you for a long time.” —BuzzFeed “More than a coming-of-age novel.” —School Library Journal “[An] inventive, deeply heartfelt love story that explores connections of many kinds.” —Booklist A teen outcast is simultaneously swept up in a whirlwind romance and down a rabbit hole of dark family secrets when another Taiwanese family moves to her small, predominantly white midwestern town in this remarkable novel from the critically acclaimed author of American Panda. Seventeen-year-old Ali Chu knows that as the only Asian person at her school in middle-of-nowhere Indiana, she must be bland as white toast to survive. This means swapping her congee lunch for PB&Js, ignoring the clueless racism from her classmates and teachers, and keeping her mouth shut when people wrongly call her Allie instead of her actual name, pronounced Āh-lěe, after the mountain in Taiwan. Her autopilot existence is disrupted when she finds out that Chase Yu, the new kid in school, is also Taiwanese. Despite some initial resistance due to the “they belong together” whispers, Ali and Chase soon spark a chemistry rooted in competitive martial arts, joking in two languages, and, most importantly, pushing back against the discrimination they face. But when Ali’s mom finds out about the relationship, she forces Ali to end it. As Ali covertly digs into the why behind her mother’s disapproval, she uncovers secrets about her family and Chase that force her to question everything she thought she knew about life, love, and her unknowable future. Snippets of a love story from 19th-century China (a retelling of the Chinese folktale The Butterfly Lovers) are interspersed with Ali’s narrative and intertwined with her fate.
|Author||: Alice Greczyn|
|Editor||: Greenleaf Book Group|
The Glass Castle meets Educated When Alice Greczyn’s parents felt called by God to exchange worldly employment for heavenly provision, they followed their faith into homelessness with five children and a cat in tow. Homeschooled and avowed never to kiss a man until her wedding day, Alice had plans to escape the instability by becoming a missionary nurse—plans that were put on hold with the opening of an unexpected door: the opportunity to be an actress in Hollywood. What followed was a test of faith unlike any she had prepared for, an arranged betrothal she never saw coming, and a psychological shattering that forced her to learn how to survive without the only framework for life she had ever known. This unique coming-of-age story takes place within a Christian subculture that teaches children to be martyrs and women to be silent. Revelatory, vulnerable, and offering catharsis for your own journey through faith and doubt, Wayward is a deeply intelligent memoir of soul-searching—and finding the courage to live in your own truth.
|Author||: Chris Burkard|
Breathtaking photographs and deeply personal stories from a leading surfing and nature photographer, conservation advocate, and social media force Wayward is a collection of striking photographs and the revealing personal stories behind them by one of the leading surf, nature, and adventure photographers of our time. At remote beaches and locales in places like Russia, Norway, Iceland, and the Aleutian Islands, Chris Burkard succumbed to hypothermia, destroyed thousands of dollars' worth of camera gear, and spent a few nights in jail. But in the process, he captured amazing and iconic images that have defined his life's work. And while millions have seen his photographs in magazines, marketing campaigns for Patagonia, Sony, and others, and via his social media, Burkard has never given a full account of these journeys--until now. With never-before-seen images and the stories behind them, Burkard crafts an original narrative that combines the page-turning drama of a great explorer's adventure story and the immediacy and power of unforgettable photographs. Chronicling both the failures and the successes he has experienced in building a career, Burkard shares an infectious passion for photography, surfing, and chasing dreams in some of the world's most awe-inspiring places.
|Author||: Jim Zub|
Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can she unlock the secrets of her power before it's too late? Jim Zub (Conan-Red Sonja) and Steve Cummings (Deadshot) create a supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of shows like Buffy with Japan's engaging culture and mythic monsters.
|Author||: Elizabeth Hickey|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Raised in the slums of Oxford, seventeen-year-old Jane Burden is discovered by the charismatic and irreverent painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, with whom she falls madly in love before circumstances prompt her marriage to the shy craftsman William Morris.
|Author||: Angela Carter|
This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners Here are subversive tales - by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others - all have one thing in common: the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.
|Author||: Kate S. Stark|
|Editor||: BoD – Books on Demand|
Willkommen in der Nachtwelt! Mach dich gefasst auf hinterhältige Hexen, blutrünstige Kreaturen und allerhand magische Gefahren! Wie lange kannst du überleben? Isa Finchley hat es nicht leicht im Leben. Ihre Mutter ist die gefragteste Wahrsagerin der Reichen und Schönen Londons und ihr Vater arbeitet als Professor für Paranormales-Irgendwas für das ominöse INSTITUT. Und beide wollen sie, dass Isa in ihre Fußstapfen tritt. Aber das Schicksal hat ein anderes Leben für sie vorgesehen, viel gefährlicher, als Isa jemals ahnen könnte. Denn in ihr schlummern Kräfte, von denen Hipster-Hexen und Möchtegernmagier nur träumen können. Als diese an ihrem Geburtstag ohne Vorwarnung aus ihr hervorbrechen, verwandelt sie ihre Umgebung in ein wahres Schlachtfeld. Was sich im ersten Moment wie ein Befreiungsschlag anfühlt, wird bitterer Ernst, als dabei jemand zu Schaden kommt, den sie liebt ... Doch nicht nur diese Kräfte könnten ihr und ihrer Familie zum Verhängnis werden. Die Welt der Hexen und Nachtwesen ist grausam und voller Intrigen, und Isa umgibt ein Geheimnis, das sie das Leben kosten könnte, sollten die falschen Leute davon erfahren. Wird sie es schaffen, ihre Kräfte zu kontrollieren? Oder wird sie der Nachtwelt und ihren bedrohlichen Bewohnern zum Opfer fallen? Da hilft nur eines: Jetzt lesen und herausfinden! Wayward Witches ist der erste Band von Witch ́s World, der neuen Dark-Fantasy-Serie von Kate S. Stark mit gnadenlosen Nachtwesen, unerwarteten Wendungen und enormem Suchtfaktor. Alle Bände der Witch ́s-World-Serie Wayward Witches (Band 1) Natural Witches (Band 2) Wicked Witches (Band 3) Weitere Bände sind in Vorbereitung.
|Author||: Jim Zub|
"The wayward are reunited at last, but is it too late? The Yokai have prepared a sacrifice that could change everything. This is war and Tokyo is the final battleground."--Publisher's description.
|Author||: Stijn Huijts|
|Editor||: Um Yeah Press|
"Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs by Ed Templeton (born 1972), chosen from his archives spanning 20 years. For this volume, Templeton selected photographs that do not fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject ... Wayward Cognitions represents the in-between moments that arise when shooting in the streets without theme or subject. "It's about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day," says Templeton. When those moments are removed from the context in which they were shot, dynamic stories can be told or imagined in book form. The photographs in Wayward Cognitions were printed by Templeton in his darkroom; he then created the layout and design himself, building the book from scratch in his home studio."--Publisher's website.
|Author||: Blake Crouch|
|Editor||: Center Point|
Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. The town is a modern-day Eden ... except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He's sheriff, and one of the few who knows the truth-- Wayward Pines isn't just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is a nightmare beyond anyone's imagining ...
|Author||: Sandra Marton,Yu Kohaku|
|Editor||: Harlequin / SB Creative|
Layla has been cursed with terrible luck ever since she decided to fly to the desert nation of Al Ankhara in search of the father she never knew. After their reunion, her father tricks her, locks her up in his estate and gives her away, as if she’s an object, to be married to an unknown enemy! But it’s not like Layla to give up easily. She manages to escape her guard and make a run for it, until she’s spotted by none other than the handsome and haughty Sheikh Halil.
Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls Troublesome Women and Queer Radicals
|Author||: Saidiya Hartman|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
Winner of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism "Exhilarating…A rich resurrection of a forgotten history." —Parul Sehgal, New York Times Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. In wrestling with the question of what a free life is, many young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship indifferent to the dictates of respectability and outside the bounds of law. They cleaved to and cast off lovers, exchanged sex to subsist, and revised the meaning of marriage. Longing and desire fueled their experiments in how to live. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Here, for the first time, these women are credited with shaping a cultural movement that transformed the urban landscape. Through a melding of history and literary imagination, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments recovers these women’s radical aspirations and insurgent desires.
|Author||: Mike Lawrence|
|Editor||: Brooklands Books Limited|
Mike Lawrence shows how Chapman operated in a fast-moving, highly pressurized world of international racing and car making that generated huge rewards and temptations. The crunch came when he became involved with the ill-fated Delorean car company.