The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
A Book

by Andrew Sean Greer

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 057129541X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is 1985, and Greta Wells wishes she lived in any time but this one: she has lost her brother to AIDS, her lover Nathan to another woman, and can not seem to go on alone. To ease her sadness, her doctor suggest an unusual procedure, one that opens doors of insight into the relationships in her life, her conflicting affections, and the limitations put on a woman's life. Throughout, Greta glimpses versions of war, history, herself, and the people she loves, and as the procedures come to an end, she realizes she must make a choice: one which will close every door but one, forever.

The Story of a Marriage

The Story of a Marriage
A Book

by Andrew Sean Greer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780571245673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century
Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases

by Viet Thanh Nguyen,Jacqueline woodson,Ann Patchett,Brit Bennett,Steven Okazaki,David Handler,Geraldine Brooks,Yaa Gyasi,Sergio De La Pava,Dave Eggers,Timothy Egan,Li Yiyun,Meg Wolitzer,Hector Tobar,Aleksandar Hemon,Elizabeth Strout,Rabih Alameddine,Moriel Rothman-Zecher,Jonathan Lethem,Salman Rushdie,Lauren Groff,Jennifer Egan,Scott Turow,Morgan Parker,Victor Lavalle,Michael Cunningham,Neil Gaiman,Jesmyn Ward,Moses Sumney,George Saunders,Marlon James,William Finnegan,Anthony Doerr,C.J. Anders,Brenda J. Childs,Andrew Sean Greer,Louise Erdrich,Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 2020-01-21
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1501190407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.

Dear Reader

Dear Reader
The Comfort and Joy of Books

by Cathy Rentzenbrink

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2020-09-17
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1509891536
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'I loved this book . . . I’m so desperate for you all to share in its wonder' - Elizabeth Day, author of How To Fail. Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another. For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help. From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Last Act of Love. 'A love letter to stories and reading . . . a book to cherish' - Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina

The Human Body

The Human Body
A Book

by Paolo Giordano

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-10-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1101631694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of Heaven and Earth, a searing novel of the journey from youth into manhood A heartrending, at times darkly comic but ultimately redemptive novel, Paolo Giordano’s The Human Body is an exploration of brotherhood and family, of modern war and the wars we wage within ourselves. It is a novel that reminds us of what it means to be human. A platoon of young men and a single woman leave Italy for one of the most dangerous places on earth. At their forward operating base in Afghanistan—an exposed sandpit scorched by inescapable sunlight and mortar fire—this band of inexperienced soldiers navigates the irreversible journey from youth to adulthood. But when a much-debated mission goes devastatingly awry, their lives are changed in an instant. And on their return home, they will confront the most difficult challenge of all: to create a life worth living.

House of Cry

House of Cry
A Book

by Linda Bleser

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-04-18
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0062677349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this page-turning magical adventure in the spirit of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, a secret room in a new house transports a woman to alternate realities of her life—spiritual voyages of discovery that offer unexpected answers about her family, herself, and her true destiny. On Jenna Hall’s thirteen birthday, her mother committed suicide, a tragedy that continues to haunt the young woman twenty years later. Now, on her thirty-third birthday, Jenna’s pain over her mother’s death and abandonment is tempered by her hopes for a brighter future—of a happier life in the new home she’s buying with her beloved sister, Cassie. While touring the house, Jenna finds a secret room—a portal that magically transports her to an alternate reality in which her mother is still alive. It is the first of many alternate existences Jenna will experience in which she discovers a different version of herself and the people she knows, both the living and the dead. Accompanying her on these mystical journeys is her ever-present guardian angel. Traveling through these alternate realities, Jenna uncovers a long lost sibling, learns about her mother's past, reconnects with a childhood best friend, and meets her soul mate. Ultimately, she discovers newfound courage, confidence, forgiveness, and love—for herself, those around her, and those who are gone. Enchanting and thoughtful, House of Cry explores the consequences of our daily choices and the power they have to shape our lives, reaffirming our faith in restoration and the possibility of personal transformation.

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize)

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize)
A Novel

by Andrew Sean Greer

  • Publisher : Lee Boudreaux Books
  • Release : 2018-07-17
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780316529105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 PRIZE National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 A Washington Post Top Ten Book of 2017 A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017 Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more."--Ron Charles, Washington Post "Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful."--Christopher Buckley, New York Times Book Review Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. 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, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

Writing the Intimate Character

Writing the Intimate Character
Create Unique, Compelling Characters Through Mastery of Point of View

by Jordan Rosenfeld

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1440346100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Craft Vibrant Characters and an Intimate Reading Experience The key to excellent fiction lies in its characters: the unforgettable protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters who populate the world of your story. Understanding and effectively using point of view allows you to write a powerful narrative that draws readers in and engages them with characters in a meaningful way. Through a blend of practical instruction, useful examples, and helpful exercises, Writing the Intimate Character shows you how to create the experience of living through a character rather than just reading about one. Inside, you'll learn: • The functions and benefits of first-person, third-person intimate, omniscient, and second-person points of view. • How to apply character cues--specific behaviors, sensory perceptions, dialogue, and visual imagery--to develop a realistic protagonist and secondary cast. • The surface and subset feelings that get to the root of your character’s emotions. • How different viewpoints affect the story you want to tell. Writing the Intimate Character helps you craft a novel in which readers can experience your characters' senses, dive inside their minds, and truly feel their emotions. "Writing the Intimate Character, the latest engaging guide by Jordan Rosenfeld, is a rich resource we'll all be learning from for the rest of our lives. 'Does the term point of view seem too dull and dry?' she asks. 'Try intimacy instead.' And then she shows us how, with diverse examples and wise observation. Now that I have Jordan's take on how to create a character from the inside out, I'm eager to get to it. You, too, will find this book that inspiring." --Rebecca Lawton, author of Sacrament: Homage to a River and other books "Writing the Intimate Character provides insights, examples, and exercises that will be useful not only to those who are new to writing fiction but to those, like myself, who are coming back to it after a break. Jordan Rosenfeld's explanation of how narrative voice works with point of view and other literary elements to create characters that readers care deeply about is clear and revelatory. The book can be worked through methodically or dipped into as needed. It's a useful tool for getting the gears of imagination working or for jump-starting and fine-tuning a work in process." --Zoe Zolbrod, author of the novel Currency and the memoir The Telling "Jordan Rosenfeld has a keen insight into how to construct characters who are truly lived-in. With intelligence and wit, she walks you through every element of powerful characterization, from selecting your POV to demonstrating character growth throughout your story. Whether you're new to fiction or a more experienced writer, put your trust in Jordan Rosenfeld; she'll help you tell a better story." --Laura Bogart, freelance writer and novelist

Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs
A Book

by Pennsylvania. Department of Internal Affairs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Monthly Bulletin

Monthly Bulletin
A Book

by Pennsylvania. Dept. of Internal Affairs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cultivator & Country Gentleman

The Cultivator & Country Gentleman
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Academy and Literature

The Academy and Literature
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Academy

The Academy
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1884
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever

Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever
A Book

by Jim Craddock

  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 1742
  • ISBN : 9780787689803
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

AB Bookman's Weekly

AB Bookman's Weekly
For the Specialist Book World

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The London Review and Weekly Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, & Society

The London Review and Weekly Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, & Society
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Literary Digest

The Literary Digest
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Railway Signal

Railway Signal
Or, Lights Along the Line

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1914
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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London Theatre Record

London Theatre Record
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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