Lost in the CityHarperCollins e-books - Lost in the city received the pen/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction and was a National Book Award Finalist. Original and arresting…. Jones’s stories will touch chords of empathy and recognition in all readers. Washington post “these 14 stories of African-American life…affirm humanity as only good literature can.
Los angeles timesa magnificent collection of short fiction focusing on the lives of African-American men and women in Washington, D. C. Lost in the city is the book that first brought author Edward P. Jones to national attention. Winner of the pulitzer prize, the national book critics circle Award, and numerous other honors for his novel The Known World, Jones made his literary debut with these powerful tales of ordinary people who live in the shadows in this metropolis of great monuments and rich history.
Lost in the City - This beautiful 20th anniversary edition features a new introduction by the author, and is a wonderful companion piece to Jones’s masterful novel and his second acclaimed collection of stories, All Aunt Hagar’s Children.
Each Vagabond by NameUniversity of New Orleans Press - As tensions between shelk residents and the newcomers rise, Stella and Ramsy must decide whether they will remain isolated from the world around them--or reach for a life of new possibilities. After spending many years in new York City, and Northern California, Barcelona, she now lives in New Jersey with her family.
Each vagabond by name is the 2016 winner of the University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize. Margo orlando littell grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and received an MFA from Columbia. A piercing tale of isolation, redemption, and belonging, Each Vagabond By Name is a powerful exploration of loss by a commanding new literary voice.
Each Vagabond by Name - This is her first novel. Meanwhile, ramsy's former love, Stella Vale, believes that her long-lost daughter might be among those who begin to rob townspeople's homes. When a group of traveling people descends on the sleepy town of Shelk, Zaccariah Ramsy, Pennsylvania, owner of the local bar, finds himself drawn into their world after a hungry man turns up on his doorstep.
The Queen of Palmyra: A Novel P.S.William Morrow Paperbacks - The most powerful and also the most lyrical novel about race, racism, and denial in the American South since To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee smith, author of on agate hill “Exquisitely beautiful… The novel grips the reader from its first page and relentlessly drives us to its conclusion. William ferris, author of give my poor heart ease: voices of the mississippi blues An atmospheric debut novel about growing up in the changing South in 1960s Mississippi in the tradition of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and Kathryn Stockett’s The Help.
In the words of jill mccorkle going away shoes, “Minrose Gwin is an extremely gifted writer and The Queen of Palmyra is a brilliant and compelling novel. ”.
Wonderland The Wonderland Quartet Book 4Modern Library - Hailed by library journal as “the greatest of Oates’s novels, ” Wonderland is the capstone of a magnificent literary excursion that plunges beneath the glossy surface of American life. Orphaned after watching his father murder his entire family, Jesse embarks on a personal odyssey that takes him from a Dickensian foster home to college and graduate school to the pinnacle of the medical profession.
The books that complete this acclaimed series, A Garden of Earthly Delights, Expensive People, and them, are also available from the Modern Library. As an adult, jesse must summon the strength to reach across the “generation gap” and rescue his endangered teenaged daughter, who has fallen into the drug-infused 1960s counterculture.
Wonderland The Wonderland Quartet Book 4 - Wonderland is the final novel in Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet. Spanning from the great depression to the turbulent Vietnam War era, Wonderland is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerged from a family tragedy with his life spared but his world torn apart. Joyce carol oates’s wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans.
Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short FictionDelacorte Press - It’s impossible to imagine any of these pieces flowing from the pen of another writer; each in its own way is unmistakably, quintessentially Vonnegut. Here are tales both cautionary and hopeful, each brimming with Vonnegut’s trademark humor and profound humanism. A quack psychiatrist turned “murder counselor” concocts a novel new outlet for his paranoid patients.
Relentlessly fun to read. Dave eggers • a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fictionIn this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, wise, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, and funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, moral ambiguity, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and unprecedented affluence.
Look at the Birdie: Unpublished Short Fiction - Featuring a foreword by author and longtime vonnegut confidant sidney offit and illustrated with Vonnegut’s characteristically insouciant line drawings, Look at the Birdie is an unexpected gift for readers who thought his unique voice had been stilled forever—and serves as a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.
Includes these never-before-published stories:“confido” “fubar” “shout about it from the housetops” “ed luby’s key club” “a song for selma” “hall of mirrors” “the nice little people” “hello, red” “Little Drops of Water” “The Petrified Ants” “The Honor of a Newsboy” “Look at the Birdie” “King and Queen of the Universe” “The Good Explainer”“Look at the Birdie brings us the late writer’s young voice as he skewers—sometimes gently, always lethally—post World War II America.
The boston Globe. A family learns the downside of confiding their deepest secrets into a magical invention. While these stories reflect the anxieties of the postwar era that Vonnegut was so adept at capturing—and provide insight into the development of his early style—collectively, they have a timeless quality that makes them just as relevant today as when they were written.
The Last Ballad: A NovelWilliam Morrow - Lyrical, and haunting, heartbreaking, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice, Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day, with the emotional power of Ron Rash’s Serena, and the unforgettable films Norma Rae and Silkwood.
Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, for the first time, she reveals, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.
Intertwining myriad voices, wiley cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America—and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers. To maintain their control, including bloodshed, the owners will use every means in their power, to prevent workers from banding together.
The Last Ballad: A Novel - 2 in bessemer City, North Carolina. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe.
Winner of the southern book prize for literary fictionnamed a best Book of 2017 by the Chicago Public Library and the American Library Association“Wiley Cash reveals the dignity and humanity of people asking for a fair shot in an unfair world.
Orphan #8: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks - Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research. She realizes that a person’s fate—to be one who inflicts harm or one who heals—is not always set in stone. Lush in historical detail, orphan #8 is a powerful, rich in atmosphere and based on true events, affecting novel of the unexpected choices we are compelled to make that can shape our destinies.
Solomon. Solomon acknowledge, and pay for, her wrongdoing. In this stunning new historical novel inspired by true events, Kim van Alkemade tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before.
Orphan #8: A Novel - In 1919, rachel rabinowitz is a vivacious four-year-old living with her family in a crowded tenement on New York City’s Lower Eastside. Subjected to x-ray treatments that leave her disfigured, Rachel suffers years of cruel harassment from the other orphans. But when she turns fifteen, she runs away to Colorado hoping to find the brother she lost and discovers a family she never knew she had.
Though rachel believes she’s shut out her painful childhood memories, years later she is confronted with her dark past when she becomes a nurse at Manhattan’s Old Hebrews Home and her patient is none other than the elderly, cancer-stricken Dr. When tragedy strikes, rachel is separated from her brother Sam and sent to a Jewish orphanage where Dr.
But each passing hour Rachel spends with the old doctor reveal to Rachel the complexities of her own nature.
Oscar and Lucinda: movie tie-in edition Vintage InternationalVintage - The booker prize-winning novel--now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures. This sweeping, is a romance, irrepressibly inventive novel, but a romance of the sort that could only take place in nineteenth-century Australia. For only on that sprawling continent--a haven for misfits of both the animal and human kingdoms--could a nervous Anglican minister who gambles on the instructions of the Divine become allied with a teenaged heiress who buys a glassworks to help liberate her sex.
And only the prodigious imagination of peter Carey could implicate Oscar and Lucinda in a narrative of love and commerce, religion and colonialism, that culminates in a half-mad expedition to transport a glass church across the Outback.
Nothing Gold Can Stay: StoriesEcco - From ron rash, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence and tenderness, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, hope and fear—spanning the Civil War to the present day. The darkness of ron rash’s work contrasts with its unexpected sensitivity and stark beauty in a manner that could only be accomplished by this master of the short story form.
Nothing gold can stay includes 14 stories, including Rash’s “The Trusty, ” which first appeared in The New Yorker.
TransAtlantic: A NovelRandom House - Reading McCann is a rare joy. The seattle times “Entrancing. Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, where it has fallen to him, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, the son of an Irish-American father and a Lebanese mother, to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion.
On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, as famine ravages the countryside, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause—despite the fact that, the poor suffer from hardships that are astonishing even to an American slave. The most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller, TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on identity and history in a wide world that grows somehow smaller and more wondrous with each passing year.
TransAtlantic: A Novel - Look for special features inside. Dublin, 1845 and ’46. Two aviators—jack alcock and arthur brown—set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, placing their trust in a modified bomber to heal the wounds of the Great War. New york, 1998. Newfoundland, 1919. Reminiscent of the finest work of Michael Ondaatje and Michael Cunningham, TransAtlantic is Colum McCann’s most penetrating novel yet.
O: the oprah magazine “one of the greatest pleasures of TransAtlantic is how provisional it makes history feel, how intimate, and intensely real.