A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusVintage - Great product! A heartbreaking work of staggering genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.
This is a beautifully ragged, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable book. San francisco chroniclenational Bestseller Pulitzer Prize FinalistA book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A heartbreaking work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read for decades to come.
The Parade: A novelKnopf - M. While one is flighty and adventurous, wanting to experience the nightlife and people, the other wants only to do the work and go home. With echoes of J. Two men, foreign contractors from the same company, are sent to finish the highway. But both men must eventually face the absurdities of their positions, and the dire consequences of their presence.
Coetzee and graham greene, this timeless novel questions whether we can ever understand another nation's war, and what role we have in forging anyone's peace. Great product! From the bestselling author of the Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners' role in a nation's fragile peace.
The Parade: A novel - An unnamed country is leaving the darkness of a decade at war, and to commemorate the armistice the government commissions a new road connecting two halves of the state.
You Shall Know Our VelocityVintage - In his first novel, dave eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is. Great product! .
The Monk of MokhaKnopf - He leaves san francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. Mokhtar alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it.
A new york times bestseller“a gripping, raised in san francisco, triumphant adventure” los angeles Times from bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
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ZeitounVintage - The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. Vintage Books USA. Then, on september 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home.
In august of 2005, as hurricane katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. A new york times notable book an o, the oprah magazine terrific read of the yeara huffington post best book of the year a new Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Decade Great product!
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What is the WhatVintage - When he finally is resettled in the United States, he finds a life full of promise, but also heartache and myriad new challenges. Vintage Books USA. Moving, suspenseful, and unexpectedly funny, What Is the What is an astonishing novel that illuminates the lives of millions through one extraordinary man. Great product!
New york times notable book new york times bestsellerwhat is the what is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, and wild animals, government bombers, pursued by militias, along with thousands of other children —the so-called Lost Boys—was forced to leave his village in Sudan at the age of seven and trek hundreds of miles by foot, crossing the deserts of three countries to find freedom.
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The CircleVintage Books - There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Vintage Books USA. Great product! A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives.
When mae holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. As mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, the towering glass dining facilities, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity.
Vintage Books USA. Now a major motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The circle, and purchasing with their universal operating system, social media, run out of a sprawling California campus, banking, links users’ personal emails, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
The Circle - What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, history, raising questions about memory, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge. Mae can’t believe her luck, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?Vintage - The back and forth might even hurt. Vintage Books USA. But eventually the truth will emerge. Vintage Books. The answers must be honest. Your fathers, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, Where Are They? And the Prophets, seeking solutions the only way he knows how.
What do you do when you’re full of questions: what happened to missions to the moon? Why spend a trillion dollars on war? Where did America go wrong? If you’re Thomas, a young man nursing migraines and a lack of direction, this calls for drastic action. Vintage Books USA. It might get uncomfortable. Great product!
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? - Then the questioning begins. Vintage. To find some answers, thomas kidnaps a NASA astronaut and brings him to an abandoned military base on the edge of the California coast. From dave eggers, a tour de force of dialogue and dark humor, best-selling author of The Circle, coursing emotions and tight control.
The Complete CosmicomicsMariner Books - Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these thirty-four dazzling stories — collected here in one definitive anthology — relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world. Mariner Books. Vintage Books USA. Trying to describe such a diverse and entertaining mix, just as Calvino does so often, I have to admit, that my words fail here, too.
Vintage Books. There’s no way i — or anyone, really — can muster enough of them to quite capture the magic of these stories. Vintage Books USA. We were peering into this darkness, great change I’ve ever happened to witness, criss-crossed with voices, when the change took place: the only real, and compared to it the rest is nothing.
The Complete Cosmicomics - From the complete cosmicomics italo Calvino’s beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Nimble and often hilarious. Read this book, please. Colin dwyer, NPR Great product!
Asymmetry: A NovelSimon & Schuster - Lisa halliday’s novel will captivate any reader with while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself. Great product! Mariner Books. By contrast, an iraqi-american man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow.
A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, a novel of ideas, and a politically engaged work of metafiction” The New York Times Book Review, Asymmetry is “a transgressive roman a clef, and a “masterpiece” in the original sense of the word” The Atlantic.
Asymmetry: A Novel - These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. Vintage Books USA. Vintage Books USA. A time and new york times top 10 book of the year * new york times notable book and times critic’s top book of 2018 named one of the best books of 2018 by * elle * bustle * kirkus reviews * lit hub* npr * o, “a brilliant and complex examination of power dynamics in love and war” by The Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Magazine * Shelf Awareness The bestselling and critically acclaimed debut novel by Lisa Halliday, hailed as “extraordinary” by The New York Times, and “a literary phenomenon” by The New Yorker.
Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, power, talent, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, wealth, fame, geography, and justice.