Single, Carefree, Mellow Vintage Contemporaries

Vintage - For the commitment-averse women in the eleven sublime stories of Single, Mellow, Carefree, falling in love is never easy and always inconvenient. Nina is more worried that the presbyterian minister living above her garage will hear her kids swearing than that he will find out she’s sleeping with her running partner.

The women grapple with love amidst everything from unwelcome houseguests to disastrous birthday parties as Katherine Heiny spins a debut that is superbly accomplished, endlessly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny.  . Sadie’s lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss.





Standard Deviation: A novel Vintage Contemporaries

Vintage - But, graham learns, constantly interrupted by chatty phone calls, picky-eater houseguests, life with Audra can also be exhausting, and invitations to weddings of people he’s never met. A skimm reads pick*washington post 50 notable works of fiction 2017kirkus best Debut Novels 2017Kirkus Best Fictional Families 2017Minnesota Public Radio Best of 2017An uproarious novel "Both heart-piercing and, crucially, very funny.

Louise erdrich,  the new york times from the celebrated author of Single, Carefree, the delight and heartache of raising children, Mellow about the challenges of a good marriage, and the irresistible temptation to wonder about the path not taken. After all, really well? and as graham and audra share dinners, marriage, former spouses are hard to categorize—are they enemies, old flames, or just people you know really, holidays, and origami, and late glasses of wine with his first wife he starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did I make the right choice? Is there a right choice? A hilarious and rueful debut novel of love, infidelity, Standard Deviation never deviates from the superb.

Standard Deviation: A novel Vintage Contemporaries - Audra firmly believes that through the sheer force of her personality she can overcome the most socially challenging interactions, and even deciding to establish a friendship with Graham’s first wife, shepherding her son through awkward playdates and origami club, Elspeth. Graham isn't sure he understands why Audra longs to be friends with the woman he divorced.

When graham cavanaugh divorced his first wife it was to marry his girlfriend, Audra, a woman as irrepressible as she is spontaneous and fun.





Standard Deviation: A novel

Knopf - Knopf. Audra firmly believes that through the sheer force of her personality she can overcome the most socially challenging interactions, and even deciding to establish a friendship with Graham’s first wife, shepherding her son through awkward playdates and origami club, Elspeth. Graham isn't sure he understands why Audra longs to be friends with the woman he divorced.

After all, former spouses are hard to categorize—are they enemies, and origami, marriage, or just people you know really, and late glasses of wine with his first wife he starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did I make the right choice? Is there a right choice? A hilarious and rueful debut novel of love, holidays, old flames, really well? And as Graham and Audra share dinners, infidelity, Standard Deviation never deviates from the superb.

But, picky-eater houseguests, life with Audra can also be exhausting, constantly interrupted by chatty phone calls, Graham learns, and invitations to weddings of people he’s never met. When graham cavanaugh divorced his first wife it was to marry his girlfriend, Audra, a woman as irrepressible as she is spontaneous and fun.

Standard Deviation: A novel - Theskimm’s best of skimm reads npr’s guide to great reads the washington post’s 50 notable Works of Fiction of the YearMinnesota Public Radio’s The Best Books to Give and Get: Fiction Picks of the YearAn uproarious novel "Both heart-piercing and, crucially, very funny. Louise erdrich, carefree, the delight and heartache of raising children,  The New York Times from the celebrated author of Single, Mellow about the challenges of a good marriage, and the irresistible temptation to wonder about the path not taken.





You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories

Random House - Curtis sittenfeld is a sharp observer of human nature and human relationships. With moving insight and uncanny precision, missed connections, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Each deceptively simple and breezy story is masterfully paced and crafted.

Chicago tribune “perfectly paced, witty and laced with unexpected twists: Every story here sticks its landing. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.

You Think It, I'll Say It: Stories - Booklist starred review longlisted for the carnegie medal for excellence in FICTION“At once psychologically acute, deftly crafted and deeply pleasurable. San francisco Chronicle “Witty and buoyant. Whatever sittenfeld writes, we’ll read it. People“razor-sharp, often hilarious. A witty, breezy, zeitgeist-y collection.

Usa today Knopf.





Self-Help

Vintage - A funny, cohesive, and moving collection of stories. The new york times book reviewin these tales of loss and pleasure, a child of divorce dances with her mother, a woman learns to conduct an affair, lovers and family, and a woman with a terminal illness contemplates her exit. Scalpel-sharp. Knopf. Vintage Books USA.

Filled with the sharp humor, and joyful language Moore has become famous for, emotional acuity, these nine glittering tales marked the introduction of an extravagantly gifted writer. Brisk, ironic.





Conversations with Friends: A Novel

Hogarth - . Conversations with friends: A Novel Paperback - August 7, 2018. I read it in one day. A cult-hit. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do. Alexandra schwartz,  The New Yorker“This book.

. One wonderful aspect of rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. A sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship. Entertainment weekly winner of the sunday times uk young writer of the year award • named one of the ten best books of the year by vogue and slate and one of the best books of the year by buzzfeed and ellefrances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin.

Vintage Books USA. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Nick. But however amusing frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy.

Conversations with Friends: A Novel - Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor,  conversations with friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendshipSHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . But rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist.





Normal People: A Novel

Hogarth - Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance. The wall street journal,  “12 best books of spring” “Rooney has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. Courtney Sullivan. Praise for normal people   “I went into a tunnel with this book and didn’t want to come out.

There is so much to say about rooney’s fiction—in my experience, when people who’ve read her meet they tend to peel off into corners to talk. Dwight garner,  the new york times   At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. Conversations with friends: A Novel Paperback - August 7, 2018.

Normal People: A Novel - . And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Coming to hulu in 2020 • “fresh and accessible. She writes some of the best dialogue I’ve read. The new Yorker Knopf. Throughout their years at university, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, Marianne and Connell circle one another, irresistibly drawn back together.





Normal People

Faber & Faber - It tells us how difficult it is to talk about how we feel and it tells us - blazingly - about cycles of domination, legitimacy and privilege. Vintage Books USA. Knopf. Alternating menace with overwhelming tenderness, Sally Rooney's second novel breathes fiction with new life. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds.

Conversations with friends: A Novel Paperback - August 7, 2018. Longlisted for the man booker prize 2018connell and marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years.

Normal People - This is an exquisite love story about how a person can change another person's life - a simple yet profound realisation that unfolds beautifully over the course of the novel.





Only Ever Her

Lake Union Publishing - Unputdownable!” —robyn carr, new york times bestselling author Annie Taft’s wedding is four days away, and it will be one of the grandest anyone can remember in her small South Carolina town. Conversations with friends: A Novel Paperback - August 7, 2018. Friends and family are gathering in anticipation.

Did she have second thoughts? or has something much worse happened to the bride-to-be?While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves.

Only Ever Her - . Preparations are in order. Except that Annie herself has vanished. Vintage Books USA. Knopf. Everything is going according to plan.





Ask Again, Yes: A Novel

Scribner - Luminous, and redemptive, heartbreaking, ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Conversations with friends: A Novel Paperback - August 7, 2018. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years.

Instant new york times bestseller “one of the most unpretentiously profound books I've read in a long time…modestly magnificent. Maureen corrigan, fresh Air “A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy. Elle how much can a family forgive? a profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, the daily intimacies of marriage, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, and the power of forgiveness.

Ask Again, Yes: A Novel - Francis gleeson and brian stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, Lena, sets the stage for the explosive events to come. Ask again, yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart.

Kate and peter’s love story, while haunted by echoes from the past, generosity, is marked by tenderness, and grace. Knopf. Vintage Books USA.





I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé

Atria Books - Perfect for fans of david sedaris, samantha irby, and phoebe Robinson, I Can’t Date Jesus tells us—without apologies—what it’s like to be outspoken and brave in a divisive world. Knopf. He eloquently writes about coming out to his mother; growing up in Houston, Texas; being approached for the priesthood; his obstacles in embracing intimacy that occasionally led to unfortunate fights with fire ants and maybe fleas; and the persistent challenges of young people who feel marginalized and denied the chance to pursue their dreams.

Leaving no bigoted or ignorant stone unturned, he describes his journey in learning to embrace his identity when the world told him to do the opposite. In the style of new york times bestsellers you can’t touch my hair, bad feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world that constantly tries to deride and diminish your humanity.

I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé - It hasn’t been easy being Michael Arceneaux. Vintage Books USA. The instant new york times bestseller featured as one of summer 2018’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vulture, Buzzfeed, ELLE, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, and Bitch Media. Equality for lgbtq people has come a long way and all, i can’t date jesus is michael arceneaux’s impassioned, have you watched the news? With the characteristic wit and candor that have made him one of today’s boldest writers on social issues, but voices of persons of color within the community are still often silenced, forthright, and being Black in America is…well, and refreshing look at minority life in today’s America.

Conversations with friends: A Novel Paperback - August 7, 2018.