The new york times book review “this book is one of the funniest, and most emotionally honest, I’ve read in a long time. Jonathan safran Foer “Obsessively compelling. With this vertiginous opening begins a debut that is by turns funny, wise, and indescribably moving. New york times bestseller • named one of the best books of the year by san francisco chronicle and the huffington post • features an exclusive conversation between julia pierpont and lena dunhamfor fans of Jennifer Egan, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Lorrie Moore, a portrait of an American family on the cusp of irrevocable change, Jonathan Franzen, Among the Ten Thousand Things is a dazzling first novel, and a startlingly original story of love and time lost.
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And Sons: A NovelRandom House #ad - But only when the real purpose of this reunion comes to light do these sons realize just how much is at stake, not only for their father but for themselves and three generations of their family. Dyer? & sons is a literary masterwork for readers of the art of Fielding, two interconnected families, and Wonder Boys—the panoramic, deeply affecting story of an iconic novelist, The Emperor’s Children, and the heartbreaking truths that fiction can hide.
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She quits ballet, marries a good man, and settles in California with him and their son, Harry. From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel seating arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the demanding world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations.
Gripping, and brilliantly conjured, dramatic, the choices we must make in search of fulfillment, Astonish Me confirms Shipstead’s range and ability and raises provocative questions about the nature of talent, and how we square the yearning for comfort with the demands of art. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. Spare and unsparing, god help the child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. There is booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger.
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. Ghettoside is a fast-paced narrative of a devastating crime, an intimate portrait of detectives and a community bonded in tragedy, and a surprising new lens into the great subject of why murder happens in our cities—and how the epidemic of killings might yet be stopped. But as soon as the case is assigned to Detective John Skaggs, the odds shift.
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