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All The Ugly And Wonderful Things

Author : Bryn Greenwood
ISBN : 9781466885806
Genre : Fiction
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- A New York Times and USA Today bestseller - Book of the Month Club 2016 Book of the Year - Second Place Goodreads Best Fiction of 2016 A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives. As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It's safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold. By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy's family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood's All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love. 31 Books Bringing the Heat this Summer —Bustle Top Ten Hottest Reads of 2016 —New York Daily News Best Books of 2016 —St. Louis Post Dispatch
Category: Fiction

Black Swan Rising

Author : Lisa Brackmann
ISBN : 9780738759920
Genre : Fiction
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Sarah Price wants a career in politics. But she has a secret past that won't stay past, threatening her job on a San Diego congressman's reelection campaign. Casey Cheng wants a story. An ambitious local television reporter, Casey needs to get her career back on track after being seriously injured in a mass shooting. When she investigates the man who nearly killed her, she finds a connection to a group of online harassers called #TrueMen—and realizes her shooter may not be the only killer they have inspired. Casey's investigation and Sarah's secret put them both in the crosshairs of a hate group that targets anyone they've deemed to be against their cause, including Sarah's boss, the congressman. Now Sarah and Casey have a choice to make—do they hide? Or do they fight back? Praise: "Riveting thriller...Readers will furiously turn the pages to see how it all ends."—Publishers Weekly "An absorbing and apocalyptic vision of American politics that leaves the reader hoping it will never come to this."—Booklist "Lisa Brackmann's Black Swan Rising is a savvy, riveting thriller that's also deeply human, with characters who are as authentic as they are compelling."—Lou Berney, Edgar Award–winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone "Lisa Brackmann writes with passion, guts, and heart. Black Swan Rising is more than just a thrilling read—it's also an unflinching examination of the corrosive effects of racism and misogyny on American culture."—Chris Holm, Anthony Award–winning author of The Killing Kind "A raw and masterful mystery thriller that explores the real darkness of the human soul."—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Glimpse "Black Swan Rising is more than the sum of its parts...In this gripping novel, Lisa Brackmann tells not just the harrowing story of two women impacted by a mass shooting but the story of America's deadly love affair with guns."—Bryn Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author of All the Ugly and Wonderful Things "Reading Black Swan Rising is like peering into a dark mirror that perfectly captures the societal turmoil and fractures of our time. Thrilling and provocative, this is Lisa Brackmann at the top of her game."—Hilary Davidson, Anthony Award–winning author of One Small Sacrifice "Fierce, fearsome, and distressingly relevant."—Elizabeth Little, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Dear Daughter "At the intersection of current issues and events, Black Swan Rising is a gripping story that rockets forward with action and suspense."—Jamie Mason, author of Monday's Lie "An important book that looks at where our currently divided political climate could take us, and where it already has."—Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of The Good Liar "A smart thriller that captures the heat of our country's moral and civic battles."—Kim Fay, author of The Map of Lost Memories "A terrifying novel that focuses on a political campaign plagued by gun violence and misogyny. It cuts deep in a way that is all too distressingly believable, but Brackmann's smart prose and winning female protagonists go a long way towards fighting the darkness."—Steph Cha, author of Dead Soon Enough "Black Swan Rising is a must-read for everyone who cares about what's happening in our country."—Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Set the Night on Fire "Reflects the turbulent times of today and, in doing so, provides an entertaining and thought-provoking tale."—Suspense Magazine
Category: Fiction

100 First Pages

Author : Donald P. H. Eaton
ISBN : 9781430313557
Genre : Fiction
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This book is called 100 First Pages because that's what it is. Each page in the book is 'supposed' to be the first page of a novel. Next to that page, on the left, are my comments about how the novel might go, along with some of my personal thoughts on the 'subject'. That's the best part, because it is a mini-encyclopedia, almanac, journal and, to some extent, a blog. The book covers a large array of topics and genres. When you buy the book and read it, you can go to my website listed in the back and vote for your favorite BEGINNING. You can also suggest a title for the book. I promise that I will write the novel which receives the most votes for publication AND if you are the person who suggests the Best Title, i.e. the one I will use, you will get a cover credit, an entire page inside to write anything you like and one dollar for every copy sold! Check out the preview and give it a try.
Category: Fiction

A A Novel

Author : Andy Warhol
ISBN : 9780802195227
Genre : Fiction
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Conceptually unique, hilarious and frightening, referred to as “pornography” in The New York Times Book Review’s original review and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: A Novel is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility. In the late sixties Warhol set out to turn a trade book into a piece of pop art, and the result was this astonishing account of the famously influential group of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the Factory milieu. Created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory, a: A Novel begins with the fabulous Ondine popping several amphetamines and then follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swaths through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s Manhattan.
Category: Fiction

The Gender And Consumer Culture Reader

Author : Jennifer Scanlon
ISBN : 9780814781319
Genre : Business & Economics
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From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial voyeurs to the exhibition of the flesh. Jose Quiroga flips the stereotype upside down: he shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desire, Quiroga reads hesitant Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out. Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, and influenced by masters like Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and a rich tradition of Latin American stylists, Quiroga argues for a politics that denies biological determinism and cannibalizes cultural stereotypes for the sake of political action.
Category: Business & Economics

Odd Girls And Twilight Lovers

Author : Lillian Faderman
ISBN : 9780231530743
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As Lillian Faderman writes, there are "no constants with regard to lesbianism," except that lesbians prefer women. In this groundbreaking book, she reclaims the history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to more recent diverse lifestyles. She draws from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and oral histories by lesbians of all ages and backgrounds, uncovering a narrative of uncommon depth and originality.
Category: Literary Criticism

All That Was Possible

Author : Howard Overing Sturgis
ISBN : 9781595691293
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Howard Sturgis' "All That Was Possible" is a successful psychologic study. Here is one "Mrs." Sibyl Crofts, who discreetly retires to a Welsh countryside after her London "past." She meets Robert Henshaw, a rigidly conventional squireen belonging to the neighborhood. At first he shows open hostility to Sibyl, a beautiful and charming woman, yet, as in time they become closely acquainted, Henshaw, though knowing her history, falls to her fascinations ... (The American Monthly Review of Reviews) --- Howard Overing Sturgis has has handled his subject with great skill and delicacy and with a remorseless logic that compels the reader to recognize the outcome as inevitable. The story is told in the form of letters, which can be used by a clever writer with excellent results. The letters, all written by Sibyl, are used as a vehicle for conveying facts, not as a medium for revealing character. The book is extremely interesting. It is so devoid of any preaching, yet so logical in its conclusions, that no thoughtful person can read it without acquiescing in the lesson it so quietly inculcates.(M. K. Ford; The Critic)
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Saturday Review

Author : Bernard Augustine De Voto
ISBN : UVA:X000021891
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Immortal Count

Author : Arthur Lennig
ISBN : 9780813143767
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Bela Lugosi won immediate fame for his portrayal of the immortal count in the 1931 film Dracula. After a decade of trying vainly to broaden his range and secure parts to challenge his acting abilities, Lugosi resigned himself to a career as the world's most recognizable vampire. His last years were spent as a forgotten and rather tragic figure. When he died in 1956, Lugosi could not have known that vindication of his talent would come -- his face would adorn theaters, his image would appear on greeting cards and postage stamps, his film memorabilia would sell for more than he earned in his entire career, and his Hungarian accent would be instantly recognized by millions of people. Martin Landau's Oscar-winning role as Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood added an ironic twist to a career that had ended in oblivion. In 1974, devoted Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig published a highly regarded biography of the unsung actor. More than twice the length of the original and completely rewritten, The Immortal Count provides deeper insights into Lugosi's films and personality. Drawing upon personal interviews, studio memos, shooting scripts, research in Romania and Hungary, and his own recollections, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography