Sweet Land Stories

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Random House #ad - L. Composed in a variety of moods and voices, these remarkable portrayals of the American spiritual landscape show a modern master at the height of his powers. Two of these stories have already won awards as the best fiction of the year published in American periodicals, and two have been chosen for annual best-story anthologies.

One of america’s premier writers, billy bathgate, the book of Daniel, the bestselling author of Ragtime, and World’s Fair turns his astonishing narrative powers to the short story in five dazzling explorations of who we are as a people and how we live. Ranging over the American continent from Alaska to Washington, D.

Sweet Land Stories #ad - C. These superb short works are crafted with all the weight and resonance of the novels for which E. You will find yourself set down in a mysterious redbrick townhouse in rural illinois “a house on the plains”, working things out with a baby-kidnapping couple in California “Baby Wilson”, living on a religious-cult commune in Kansas “Walter John Harmon”, and sharing the heartrending cross-country journey of a young woman navigating her way through three bad marriages to a kind of bruised but resolute independence “Jolene: A Life”.

Doctorow is famous. And in the stunning “child, dead, in the rose garden, ” you will witness a special agent of the FBI finding himself at a personal crossroads while investigating a grave breach of White House security.

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Pigeon Feathers: And Other Stories

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Random House #ad - . Updike’s fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, out of a simple delight in motion, however gracefully, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight. ”. When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic and like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself.

The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. Pigeon feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr.

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Music for Wartime: Stories

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Penguin Books #ad - Just after the fall of the berlin wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as her own relationship falls apart. In an unnamed country, a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction.

When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead, the small-town minister tasked with burying its remains comes to question his own faith. Named a must-read by the chicago tribune, o magazine,  buzzfeed,  the huffington Post,  Minneapolis Star-Tribune,  and The L MagazineRebecca Makkai's The Great Believers will be available in summer 2018.

Music for Wartime: Stories #ad - Rebecca makkai’s first two novels, the Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, returns with a highly anticipated collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence, wit, the award-winning writer, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, and heart.

These transporting, deeply moving stories—some inspired by her own family history—amply demonstrate Makkai’s extraordinary range as a storyteller, and confirm her as a master of the short story form. Richly imagined. Chicago tribune   “Impressive. O, the oprah magazine   “Engrossing.

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Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Seeking to understand the Muslim world that had been reduced to scaremongering headlines, she moved to Istanbul. Hansen arrived in istanbul with romantic ideas about a mythical city perched between East and West, and with a naïve sense of the Islamic world beyond. Increasingly, though, the disconnect between the chaos of world events and the response at home took on pressing urgency for her.

It is a powerful journey of self-discovery and revelation—a profound reckoning with what it means to be American in a moment of grave national and global turmoil. It is, hansen writes, “a broken heart. It would take leaving her home to discover what she came to think of as the two Americas: the country and its people, and the experience of American power around the world.

Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World #ad - Winner of the overseas press club of america's cornelius ryan award • finalist for the pulitzer Prize in NonfictionA New York Times Book Review Notable Book • Named a Best Book of the Year by New York Magazine and The Progressive"A deeply honest and brave portrait of of an individual sensibility reckoning with her country's violent role in the world.

Hisham matar, the new york times Book ReviewIn the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U. S. Led invasion of iraq, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, Suzy Hansen, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile New York newspaper. But the greatest, most unsettling surprise would be what she learned about her own country—and herself, an American abroad in the era of American decline.

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Arch of Triumph: A Novel

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Random House #ad - Forbidden to return to his own country, and dodging the everyday dangers of jail and deportation, Ravic manages to hang on—all the while searching for the Nazi who tortured him back in Germany. The evocative story of a man without a country, Arch of Triumph is a World War II–era classic from the author of All Quiet on the Western Front.

Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure. The new york Times Book Review. The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. It is 1939. Despite a law banning him from performing surgery, ravic—a German doctor and refugee living in Paris—has been treating some of the city’s most elite citizens for two years on the behalf of two less-than-skillful French physicians.

Arch of Triumph: A Novel #ad - And though he’s given up on the possibility of love, life has a curious way of taking a turn for the romantic, even during the worst of times.

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The Complete Stories of Truman Capote Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Ranging from the gothic south to the chic east coast, in stories as elegant as they are heartfelt, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre are here, as haunting as they are compassionate. Reading them reminds us of the miraculous gifts of a beloved American original.

. A landmark collection that brings together truman capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love, ” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story.

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Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are the classics of our time. Carver's stories can. With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Few wriers can match Raymond Carver's entiwining style and language.

The dallas Morning News . Be counted among the masterpieces of American Literature. The new york times book review"One of the great short story writers of our time--of any time. The  philadelhpia Inquirer"The whole collection is a knock out.

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Lie Down in Darkness

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Open Road Media #ad - Written in masterful prose that “achieves real beauty” The Washington Post, William Styron’s debut novel offers unflinching insight into the ineradicable bonds of place and family. The story of milton, helen, and their children reveals much about life’s losses and disappointments. The story, told through a series of flashbacks on the day of Peyton’s funeral, is a powerful depiction of a family doomed by its failure to forget and its inability to love.

A finalist for the national book award, Lie Down in Darkness centers on the Loftis family—Milton and Helen and their daughters, Peyton and Maudie. Lie down in darkness, poignant and compelling, is a classic of modern american literature from the author who went on to earn high critical acclaim—with a Pulitzer Prize for The Confessions of Nat Turner and a National Book Award for Sophie’s Choice—and a place at the top of the New York Times bestseller list.

Lie Down in Darkness #ad - This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives. This portrait of a southern family’s downfall was the literary debut of the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie’s Choice.

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The Stories of John Cheever Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - National bestsellerwinner of the pulitzer prizewinner of the national Book AwardWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.

Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation. From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "the enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer, " Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life.

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The Optimist's Daughter Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - This pulitzer prize–winning novel tells the story of Laurel McKelva Hand, to New Orleans, years later, a young woman who has left the South and returns, where her father is dying. Along in the old house, herself, Laurel finally comes to an understanding of the past, and her parents. After his death, she and her silly young stepmother go back still farther, to the small Mississippi town where she grew up.

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Missing Mom: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Nikki eaton, thirty-one, single, sexually liberated, and economically self-supporting, has never particularly thought of herself as a daughter. Yet, illumination, following the unexpected loss of her mother, sorrow, wisdom, she undergoes a remarkable transformation during a tumultuous year that brings stunning horror, and even—from an unexpected source—a nurturing love.

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