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He’s a melancholic, tormented genius who seems determined to make them grasp the very essence of philosophical thought. But Peters—a Northerner surprised to find himself among the elite—soon discovers that there’s no place for logic in a Cambridge overrun by posh boys and picnicking tourists, as England’s greatest university is collapsing under market pressures. Such a place calls for a derangement of the senses, best achieved by lethal homemade cocktails consumed on Cambridge rooftops.
Peters joins his fellows as they attempt to forget about the void awaiting them after graduation, challenge one another to think so hard they die, and dream about impressing Wittgenstein Jr with one single, noble thought. “Stunning. “Superbly done … Iyer wins on laughs.” The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones. A family is hunted by a centuries-old monster: a man with a relentless obsession who can take on any identity.
The String Diaries opens with Hannah frantically driving through the night—her daughter asleep in the back, her husband bleeding out in the seat beside her. In the trunk of the car rests a cache of diaries dating back 200 years, tied and retied with strings through generations. The diaries carry the rules for survival that have been handed down from mother to daughter since the 19th century. But how can Hannah escape a shapeshifter with the ability to look and sound like the people she loves? Stephen Lloyd Jones’s debut novel is a sweeping thriller that extends from the present day, to Oxford in the 1970s, to Hungary at the turn of the 19th century, all tracing back to a man from an ancient royal family with a consuming passion—a boy who can change his shape, insert himself into the intimate lives of his victims, and destroy them. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall - Will Chancellor - Hardcover. About the Book A beautiful and compulsively readable literary debut that introduces Owen Burr—an Olympian whose dreams of greatness are dashed and then transformed by an epic journey—and his father, Professor Joseph Burr, who must travel the world to find his son.
After his athletic career ends abruptly, Owen flees the country to become an artist. He lands in Berlin where he meets a group of art monsters living in the Teutonic equivalent of Warhol’s Factory. After his son’s abrupt disappearance, Burr dusts off his more speculative ideas in a last-ditch effort to command both Owen’s and the world's attention. The Iceland by Sakutaro Hagiwara at New Directions. Jeff VanderMeer. The Vacationers by Emma Straub.
Official Publisher Page. You 1 YOU walk into the bookstore and you keep your hand on the door to make sure it doesn’t slam.
You smile, embarrassed to be a nice girl, and your nails are bare and your V-neck sweater is beige and it’s impossible to know if you’re wearing a bra but I don’t think that you are. You’re so clean that you’re dirty and you murmur your first word to me—hello—when most people would just pass by, but not you, in your loose pink jeans, a pink spun from Charlotte’s Web and where did you come from? You are classic and compact, my own little Natalie Portman circa the end of the movie Closer, when she’s fresh-faced and done with the bad British guys and going home to America.
You’ve come home to me, delivered at last, on a Tuesday, 10:06 A.M. Every day I commute to this shop on the Lower East Side from my place in Bed-Stuy. Yes. You giggle and holler back, you horny girl, “You too, buddy.” Wolf in White Van. Grove Atlantic. Grove Press is a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Grove Press was founded on Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1947. But its true beginning came in 1951 when twenty-eight-year-old Barney Rossett, Jr. bought the company and turned it into one of the most influential publishers of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing. Silence Once Begun by Jesse Ball. About the Book The questions for discussion contained in this guide are designed to enhance your reading group’s discussion of Silence Once Begun.
The themes in this novel are varied and complex. If there are time constraints to your discussion, you may want to focus on one particular theme. About the Guide Jesse Ball solidifies his growing reputation as a significant and gifted novelist in his major hardcover fiction debut. All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld. About the Book This guide is designed to enhance your reading group’s focus on some of the main concepts in this book and to enable readers to explore and share different perspectives.
Feel free to wander in your discussions, and use this as a guideline only. Nobody Is Ever Missing. Never Have I Ever - Hachette Book Group. "I've been single for my entire life.
Not one boyfriend. Not one short-term dating situation. Not one person with whom I regularly hung out and kissed on the face. " So begins Katie Heaney's memoir of her years spent looking for love, but never quite finding it. By age 25, equipped with a college degree, a load of friends, and a happy family life, she still has never had a boyfriend...and she's barely even been on a second date. Throughout this laugh-out-loud funny book, you will meet Katie's loyal group of girlfriends, including flirtatious and outgoing Rylee, the wild child to Katie's shrinking violet, as well as a whole roster of Katie's ill-fated crushes.
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Review: "Devastatingly funny and sublime. . . a new classic.andquot;— The Seattle Stranger. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (P.S.) by Michael Chabon. Staff Pick Pulitzer Prize-winner Chabon's first novel (written for his master's thesis at UC Irvine) was published when he was twenty-five, and quickly became a bestseller. Set in the steel ciy, this hilarious coming-of-age story tells the tale of Art Bechstein's first summer after college. Themes, such as confused sexuality, identity crises, and displaced ambitions, and vivid characters (a father who is a Jewish mobster, a capricious librarian named Phlox) combine to form an uproarious and lyrical narrative.
Strong characterizations and resplendent prose mark Chabon's debut, an unforgettable book that is both charming and poignant. Recommended by Jeremy, Powells.com Synopses & Reviews. The End of the Story by Lydia Davis. Mislabeled boxes, problems with visiting nurses, confusing notes, an outing to the county fair--such are the obstacles in the way of the unnamed narrator of The End of the Story as she attempts to organize her memories of a love affair into a novel. With compassion, wit, and what appears to be candor, she seeks to determine what she actually knows about herself and her past, but we begin to suspect, along with her, that given the elusiveness of memory and understanding, any tale retrieved from the past must be fiction.
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