Poignant and humane, sunday’s on the Phone to Monday is a deft exploration of the tender ties that bind families together, even as they threaten to tear them apart. D. The royal Tenenbaums meets J.
The Light of the World: A MemoirGrand Central Publishing #ad - For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, The Light of the World is required reading. Louis dispact best book pick* first lady michelle obama's favorite book of 2015* new york times book Review Editor's Choice* An Amazon's Best Book of the Month* #1 Indie Next Pick In The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband.
. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss.
The Light of the World: A Memoir #ad - Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, Alexander tells a love story that is, lucid price, itself, a story of loss. The light of the world is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, art, family, and community. A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost that is at once "remarkably uplifting" Washington Post and "crushing, lovely, painful, and above all powerful" New York Journal of Books, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander.
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Poor Your Soul: A MemoirSoho Press #ad - At twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. A kirkus reviews best book of the year: this memoir “examines love, family and personhood with clear eyes and an open heart” Emma Straub, grief, New York Times–bestselling author of Modern Lovers. . Mira was given three options: terminate the pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry.
In this “rich and vivid” memoir, who emigrated from poland to the United States, Mira’s story is paired with that of her mother, and who also experienced grievous loss when her only son was killed by a drunk driver Lily King. But five months later, an ultrasound revealed that her child would be born with a constellation of birth defects and no chance of survival outside the womb.
Poor Your Soul: A Memoir #ad - Though it was unplanned, she embraced the idea of starting a family and became engaged to Andrew, the father. These deftly interwoven stories offer a picture of mother and daughter finding strength in themselves and each other in the face of tragedy.
My Name Is Lucy Barton: A NovelRandom House #ad - Louis post-dispatch Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Smart and cagey in every way. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. It evokes these connections in a style so spare, so pure and so profound the book almost seems to be a kind of scripture or sutra, if a very down-to-earth and unpretentious one.
Newsday“Spectacular. Gentle gossip about people from lucy’s childhood in amgash, illinois, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, seems to reconnect them, her marriage, her love for her two daughters.
. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human, and truly unforgettable. Praise for my name is lucy barton “A quiet, sublimely merciful contemporary novel about love, yearning, and resilience in a family damaged beyond words.
My Name Is Lucy Barton: A Novel #ad - The boston globe“it is lucy’s gentle honesty, complex relationship with her husband, and nuanced response to her mother’s shortcomings that make this novel so subtly powerful. San francisco chronicle“a short novel about love, but also simpler, particularly the complicated love between mothers and daughters, more sudden bonds .
Gold Fame Citrus: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - The couple’s fragile love somehow blooms in this arid place, and for the moment, it seems enough. Immensely moving, and mind-blowingly original, profoundly disquieting, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, Watkins’s novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own.
In los angeles’ laurel canyon, once a poster child for the bureau of Conservation and its enemies, and Ray, two young Mojavs—Luz, a veteran of the “forever war” turned surfer—squat in a starlet’s abandoned mansion. Named a best book of the year by the washington post, powells, lit hub, ploughshares, book riot, los angeles magazine, refinery 29, Vanity Fair, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, NPR, Men's Journal, LA Times, The Atlantic, BookPage and Kirkus Reviews The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning “5 Under 35” fiction writer.
But when they cross paths with a mysterious child, the thirst for a better future begins. Now this young writer, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, returns with a first novel that harnesses the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set in a devastatingly imagined near future: Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape.
Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel #ad - With the central valley barren, ” prevented by both armed vigilantes and an indifferent bureaucracy from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, and Sierra snowpack entirely depleted, underground aquifer drained, most “Mojavs, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. Holdouts, scavenge, they subsist on rationed cola and whatever they can loot, and improvise.
Ghosting after them are rumors of a visionary dowser—a diviner for water—and his followers, who whispers say have formed a colony at the edge of a mysterious sea of dunes.
The Last Book PartyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts’ artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Henry Grey’s research assistant and an invitation to Henry and Tillie’s exclusive and famed "Book Party"— where attendees dress as literary characters. A july 2019 indie next list great read* *one of parade's most anticipated books of summer 2019* *an O Magazine Best Beach Read of 2019**A New York Post Best Beach Read of 2019* “The Last Book Party is a delight.
. A page-turning, written with a lyrical sense of place and a profound appreciation for the sustaining power of books, coming-of-age story, Karen Dukess's The Last Book Party shows what happens when youth and experience collide and what it takes to find your own voice. Karen dukess has rendered a wonderful world to spend time in.
Taylor jenkins reid, new york times bestselling author of daisy Jones & The Six A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old eve rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, unable to shake the shadow of growing up with her brilliant brother.
The Last Book Party #ad - Reading this story of a young woman trying to find herself while surrounded by the bohemian literary scene during a summer on the Cape in the late '80s, I found myself nodding along in so many moments and dreading the last page. But by the night of the party, eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and understands that the literary world she so desperately wanted to be a part of is not at all what it seems.
With her professional ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend an early summer gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie.
Red at the Bone: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - As it explores sexual desire and identity, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, gentrification, class and status, education, ambition, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.
Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. Unfurling the history of melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history.
But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone.
Red at the Bone: A Novel #ad - . An instant new york times bestsellerone of oprah magazine’s "best books of 2019"a new york times notable book of the year"an exquisite tale of family legacy…. The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison. People "in less than 200 sparsely filled pages, education, sexual desire and orientation, ambition, this book manages to encompass issues of class, racial prejudice, mother-daughter relationships, identity, parenthood and loss….
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Then Bernadette vanishes. But bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle -- and people in general -- has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A misanthropic matriarch leaves her eccentric family in crisis when she mysteriously disappears in this "whip-smart and divinely funny" novel that inspired the movie starring Cate Blanchett New York Times.
It all began when bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. To find her mother, official documents, bee compiles email messages, and secret correspondence -- creating a compulsively readable and surprisingly touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel #ad - Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a revolutionary architect; and to 15-year-old Bee, simply, she is her best friend and, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, Mom. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
StepsisterScholastic Press #ad - Shatter it. Isabelle should be blissfully happy-she's about to win the handsome prince. More like Cinderella. She cut away pieces of herself in order to become pretty. She's the ugly stepsister who cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella's shoe. Which is now filling with blood. Isabelle tried to fit in. And a new definition of beauty.
. But that only made her mean, jealous, and hollow. Except isabelle isn't the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince's heart. Sweet. Now she has a chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly stepsisters have always known: it takes more than heartache to break a girl. Evoking the darker, and uses jennifer donnelly's trademark wit and wisdom to send an overlooked character on a journey toward empowerment, Stepsister shows us that ugly is in the eye of the beholder, original version of the Cinderella story, redemption .
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A Nearly Normal Family: A NovelCeladon Books #ad - ". A compulsively readable tour de force. The wall street journalNew York Times Book Review recommends M. T. What reason could she have to know a shady businessman, and mother, find their moral compasses tested as they defend their daughter, let alone to kill him?Stella’s father, a pastor, a criminal defense attorney, while struggling to understand why she is a suspect.
Edvardsson’s a nearly normal family is a gripping legal thriller that forces the reader to consider: How far would you go to protect the ones you love? In this twisted narrative of love and murder, a horrific crime makes a seemingly normal family question everything they thought they knew about their life—and one another.
A Nearly Normal Family: A Novel #ad - Eighteen-year-old stella Sandell stands accused of the brutal murder of a man almost fifteen years her senior. Edvardsson’s a nearly normal family and lauds it as a “page-turner” that forces the reader to confront “the compromises we make with ourselves to be the people we believe our beloveds expect.
Nytimes book review Summer Reading IssueM. T. Told in an unusual three-part structure, a Nearly Normal Family asks the questions: How well do you know your own children? How far would you go to protect them? She is an ordinary teenager from an upstanding local family.
Those Who Save UsMariner Books #ad - Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame. Her daughter, trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota.
. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, now a professor of German history, Trudy, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother's life. For fifty years, anna schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald.