Exit West: A Novel

Riverhead Books - They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. Exit west follows these remarkable characters as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.

Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors—doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. Profoundly intimate and powerfully inventive, loyalty, it tells an unforgettable story of love, and courage that is both completely of our time and for all time.

Exit West: A Novel - As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Winner of the 2018 los angeles times book prize for fiction and the aspen words literary prize ten best books of 2017, new york times book review   “a breathtaking novel…that arrives at an urgent time. Npr   “it was as if hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future… At once terrifying and … oddly hopeful.

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Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel

Back Bay Books - On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: how do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? arthur less will almost fall in love in paris, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, almost fall to his death in Berlin, accidentally book himself as the only writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, and encounter, the last person on Earth he wants to face.

. Through it all, there is his first love. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. And there is his last. Because, misunderstandings and mistakes, above all, missteps, Less is, despite all these mishaps, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, " "ingenious, " "elegiac, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, lyrical, " as well as "too sappy by half, a rumination on time and the human heart, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel - You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" New York Times Book Review. Winner of the pulitzer prizenational bestsellera new york times notable book of 2017a washington post top ten book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel

Scribner - She wants to be a better mother but can’t put her children above her own needs, especially her drug use. Rich with ward’s distinctive, unburied, sing, lyrical language, Sing is a majestic and unforgettable family story and “an odyssey through rural Mississippi’s past and present” The Philadelphia Inquirer.

She is black and her children’s father is White. She is an imperfect mother in constant conflict with herself and those around her. At parchman, there is another thirteen-year-old boy, the ghost of a dead inmate who carries all of the ugly history of the South with him in his wandering. He too has something to teach Jojo about fathers and sons, about violence, about legacies, about love.

Ward’s writing throbs with life, grief, and love… this book is the kind that makes you ache to return to it” Buzzfeed. Winner of the national book award and a new york times top 10 best book of the year a finalist for the kirkus prize, the story of a family on a journey through rural mississippi, and a New York Times bestseller, stirring, this majestic, Aspen Words Literary Prize, is a “tour de force” O, and widely praised novel from two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, Andrew Carnegie Medal, the Oprah Magazine and a timeless work of fiction that is destined to become a classic.

Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel - Jesmyn ward’s historic second national book award–winner is “perfectly poised for the moment” The New York Times, an intimate portrait of three generations of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle. Simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she’s high, Leonie is embattled in ways that reflect the brutal reality of her circumstances.

When the children’s father is released from prison, Leonie packs her kids and a friend into her car and drives north to the heart of Mississippi and Parchman Farm, the State Penitentiary.

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Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

Grand Central Publishing - He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. National book award finalist * a new york times book review top ten of the year * new york times notable book of 2017 *a usa today top ten of 2017 * july pick for the pbs newshour-new york times book club now read thisroxane gay's favorite book of 2017, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, Washington PostNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLERIn this gorgeous, exiled from a home they never knew.

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Autumn: A Novel Seasonal Quartet

Anchor - Man booker prize finalistlong-listed for the gordon burn prizeone of the new york times 10 best books of the year a washington post notable book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Chicago Tribune, Dwight Garner/The New York Times, Martha Kearney/The Guardian, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,  Southern Living, Slate,  The Morning News, Kirkus Reviews Autumn.

Wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, Autumn is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love—and stories themselves. Two old friends—daniel, and elisabeth, a centenarian, born in 1984—look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands divided by a historic, once-in-a-generation summer.

Autumn: A Novel Seasonal Quartet - Love is won, love is lost. The seasons roll round, as ever. Hope is hand-in-hand with hopelessness. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. A luminous meditation on the meaning of richness and harvest and worth, keatsian melancholy, and it casts an eye over our own time: Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearean jeu d’esprit, Autumn is the first installment of Ali Smith’s Seasonal quartet, the sheer bright energy of 1960s pop art.

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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Vintage - Great product! First published in 1976, female, chinese, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, American. As a girl, kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.

The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts - In her award-winning book the woman warrior, of world and self, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of hot rage and cool analysis. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own.

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Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul. Lincoln in the bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Meanwhile, lies upstairs in the White House, Willie, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, gravely ill.

The civil war is less than one year old. My poor boy, he was too good for this earth, ” the president says at the time. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us.

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel - God has called him home. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, george Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying.

. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?“A luminous feat of generosity and humanism. Colson whitehead, the New York Times Book Review “A masterpiece.

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The Moor's Account

Vintage - Within a year, Estebanico is one of only four crew members to survive. His tale illuminates the ways in which our narratives can transmigrate into history—and how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival. Vintage. As he journeys across america with his spanish companions, the Old World roles of slave and master fall away, a healer, and Estebanico remakes himself as an equal, and a remarkable storyteller.

The slave of a spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes, as part of a danger-laden expedition to Florida. Pulitzer prize finalist****nominated for the man booker prize****winner of the american book award**a new york times notable booka wall street journal top 10 book of the yearan npr great read of 2014A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico.

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Harvest Books - As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter. A resounding success. Village voice at a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. Now a major motion picture short-listed for the man booker prize a new York Times bestseller A Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Book “Extreme times call for extreme reactions, extreme writing.

At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. And changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, power, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, and maybe even love. Great product! He thrives on the energy of new york, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - But in the wake of september 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel. Washington post “one of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a reader.

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel

Scribner - She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. Manhattan beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, divers, and union men in a dazzling, bankers, of America and the world.

Great product! New york times bestseller • new york’s “one book, one new york” pick winner of the andrew carnegie medal for Excellence in Fiction The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author. Vintage. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men.

Great product! . One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. Anna works at the brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. Named one of the best books of the year by npr, esquire, accompanies her father to visit dexter styles, uSA TODAY, Vogue, Time • A New York Times Notable Book Anna Kerrigan, she gleans, The Washington Post, The Guardian, a man who, nearly twelve years old, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family.

Manhattan Beach: A Novel - Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” The Boston Globe, “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” Elle.

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The Leavers National Book Award Finalist: A Novel

Algonquin Books - Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another. Set in new york and china, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It’s a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past.

Lisa ko’s fiction has appeared in best american Short Stories 2016, Narrative, Apogee Journal, the Asian Pacific American Journal, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She was born in New York City, where she now lives. Finalist for the 2017 national book award for fiction named a best book of 2017 by npr, bustle, buzzfeed,  and moving, ambitious, entertainment weekly, and electric literature “There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, the Los Angeles Times, The Leavers is required reading.

The Leavers National Book Award Finalist: A Novel - Ann patchett, the leavers,  is the winner of the 2016 pen/bellwether Prize for Fiction,   author of Commonwealth Lisa Ko’s powerful debut, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. But far from all he’s ever known, daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind.

Told from the perspective of both daniel—as he grows into a directionless young man—and Polly, Ko’s novel gives us one of fiction’s most singular mothers. Great product! Visit her at lisa-ko.

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