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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<p><strong>Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by <em>Vulture</em>, <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>, Buzzfeed, <em>Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe</em>, Oprah.com,<em> Huffington Post,</em> The A.V. Club, <em>Nylon,</em> The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, <em>The Guardian, Publishers Weekly,</em> and more<br /><br />Poet Ocean Vuong鈥檚 debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling</strong><br /><br /><em>On Earth We鈥檙e Briefly Gorgeous</em> is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family鈥檚 history that began before he was born 鈥?a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam 鈥?and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, <em>On Earth We鈥檙e Briefly Gorgeous</em> is as much about the power of telling one鈥檚 own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. <br /><br />With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.</p>
Conversations with Friends: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<b>鈥淸A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br />聽<br /><b>WINNER OF THE聽<i>SUNDAY TIMES </i>(UK)聽YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>VOGUE聽</i>AND聽<i>SLATE聽</i>AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY聽<i>BUZZFEED聽</i>AND聽<i>ELLE</i></b><br /><br />Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman鈥檚 sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick鈥檚 flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange鈥攁nd then painful鈥攊ntimacy.<br /><br />Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor,聽<i>Conversations with Friends</i>聽is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship<br /><br /><b>SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD</b><br /><br />鈥淪harp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they鈥檙e figuring out how to be adults.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟eleste Ng, 鈥淟ate Night with Seth Meyers Podcast鈥?lt;/b><br /><br />鈥淭he dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they鈥檙e suspenseful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擟urtis Sittenfeld,聽<i>The Week</i></b><br /><br />鈥淩ooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>New York</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎 writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney鈥檚 consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney鈥檚 natural power is as a psychological portraitist. 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.鈥?lt;b>鈥擜lexandra Schwartz,</b>聽<b><i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭his book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I鈥檓 not alone.鈥?lt;b>鈥擲arah Jessica Parker (Instagram)</b>
HER
by Pierre Alex Jeanty

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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"Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
by Francesco Marciuliano

Language

English

Pages

113

Publication Date

August 03, 2012

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Cat lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of housecats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip <em>Sally Forth</em> helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans. With titles like "Who Is That on Your Lap?," "This Is My Chair," "Kneel Before Me," "Nudge," and "Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs," the poems collected in <em>I Could Pee on This</em> perfectly capture the inner workings of the cat psyche. With photos of the cat authors throughout, this whimsical volume reveals kitties at their wackiest, and most exasperating (but always lovable). Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.
Louisiana Hotshot: A New Orleans Murder Mystery; Talba Wallis #1 ...
by Julie Smith

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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<p>NOW AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK</p><p>"Can鈥檛 wait for the next Evanovich? Louisiana Hotshot's Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin鈥?鈥?-The Clarion Ledger </p><p>The FIRST book in the Talba Wallis series by Edgar-Award winning author Julie Smith </p><p>WANTED: HOTSHOT P.I. WITH NEAR SUPER-HUMAN SKILLS.</p><p>Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad. Hotshot twenty-something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it.</p><p>And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives鈥攐ne cynical, sixty-five-year-old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright-eyed, Twenty-First century African-American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire. Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.</p><p>In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who's molested the fourteen-year-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet member.</p><p>But both detectives have unfinished business from the past鈥攊n Eddie's case, something he deeply regrets; in Talba's, a personal mystery, one so frightening no one will help her investigate. But she knows she won't sleep till she solves it鈥攁nd the truth will change her forever.</p><p> </p><p>"Smith generates plenty of tension as the savvy veteran and the eager novice combine their talents. But it is Smith's evocation of her beloved New Orleans and her deft exploration of her characters' intimate relationships that will lure readers to this series." -Publishers Weekly</p>
The Odyssey
by Homer

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><strong>A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book of 2018<br /><br /><br /><br />"Wilson鈥檚 language is fresh, unpretentious and lean鈥t is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." 鈥擬adeline Miller, author of <em>Circe</em></strong></p><br /><p>Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, <em>The Odyssey</em> is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.</p><br /><p>This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the 鈥渃omplicated鈥?hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.</p><br /><p>Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson鈥檚 <em>Odyssey</em> sings with a voice that echoes Homer鈥檚 music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer鈥檚 swift, smooth pace.</p><br /><p>A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem鈥檚 major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an <em>Odyssey</em> that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.</p>
Milk and Honey
by Rupi Kaur

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. <i>Milk and Honey</i> takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Inward
by Yung Pueblo

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo, comes a collection of poetry and prose that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we truly try to know ourselves. It serves as a reminder to the reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.
Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Chang...
by Cleo Wade

Language

English

Pages

190

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Cleo Wade鈥檚 second anthology of heartfelt poetry and prose builds on the wisdom of her bestselling book <i>Heart Talk</i>, encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your personal power to bring positive change into our world.</b><br /><br /><i>Where to Begin</i> is perfect for those who are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality.<br /> <br /> From Cleo Wade:<br /> <br /> <i>Where to Begin</i> is a collection of the ideas, mantras, and poems I turn to when I feel like I am losing it. I wrote this so that I could put them all in one place when I felt overwhelmed by worry, fear, anxiety, or helplessness.<br /> <br /> The words in this book are what stop me from walking away from the problems of the world during tough times. They also help me stay connected to hope during difficult moments and remind me that even on the days that feel the most daunting, I still have the power to show up and do something, somewhere, in some way.<br /> <br /> Change-making comes in all sizes. It doesn鈥檛 always have to be one big gesture or nothing. As my friend Jenna often says, 鈥淭he big stuff is the small stuff.鈥?Your big life is made up of a collection of all of your small moments. Our big world is a made up of a collection of all of our small actions. This book is about where to begin.
Scarlet Shadows
by Scylla Grand

Language

English

Pages

38

Publication Date

September 19, 2019

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<i>Scarlet Shadows</i> is a chapbook of meticulously polished poetry describing a journey: from ignorance and pain to insight and hope. The poems use a combination of rhyme, meter, alliteration, assonance, and other literary techniques.

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