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Sag Harbor

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 9781446477656
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of the Man Booker longlisted The Underground Railroad Benji spends most of the year as one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, going to roller disco bar mitzvahs, desperately trying to find his place in the social hierarchy. Then he spends his summers in the African-American community of Sag Harbor on Long Island, and is just as confused. He's way behind on the latest handshakes, baffled by new slang, and his attempts to be cool and meet girls are constantly thwarted by his extremely awkward inner geek, braces and a badly cut Afro. It's the summer of 1985 and Benji is determined that this is the summer when things will change and he'll fit in. For starters, he'll be reinvented as 'Ben'. When that doesn't catch on, it's another summer of the perpetual mortification that is teenage existence.
Category: Fiction

100 Great American Novels You Ve Probably Never Read

Author : Karl Bridges
ISBN : 1591581656
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents a synopsis, author sketch, and critical commentary for each of one hundred novels which were published during the 20th century and which today remain largely unknown.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Killer Come Hither

Author : Louis Begley
ISBN : 9780385539159
Genre : Fiction
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From the master observer of upper-crust New York life comes a taut thriller that takes readers from the office suites of Manhattan to the tidy elegance of Sag Harbor and the rough-and-tumble western plains of Brazil. Find your next book club pick, read special features, and more. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle. Jack Dana, a star student at Yale, joins the military after 9/11—only to have sniper fire cut short his career as a Marine Corps infantry officer. While recovering at Walter Reed Hospital, he begins to write a novel about his wartime experience. Jack’s uncle Harry, a surrogate father to him, as well as a partner at a leading New York law firm, helps Jack secure a publisher. Jack is thrilled when his book becomes a huge success, but after a celebratory trip to South America, Jack returns home to shocking news: Uncle Harry is dead, found hanged in his summer home. Horrified and incredulous, Jack digs into the facts surrounding the tragedy and comes to believe that his uncle’s death was no suicide. Delays of law are not for Jack, so he takes matters into his own hands—embarking on a dangerous journey of justice and revenge. Praise for Killer, Come Hither “A stealthy, page-turning thriller.”—Booklist “Louis Begley’s award-winning fiction usually takes on bad behavior among the well-bred and prosperous. Killer, Come Hither ratchets up the intrigue—and the evil.”—The Wall Street Journal “Begley writes clean, crisp, graceful prose, the kind that’s always rare and ever a blessing.”—The Washington Post “Killer, Come Hither beckons.”—Vanity Fair “Combines unexpected plot twists and narrative tension with Begley’s trademark elegant prose.”—Shelf Awareness From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Dare To Dream Mills Boon Kimani Arabesque Sag Harbor Village Book 1

Author : Donna Hill
ISBN : 9781472018601
Genre : Fiction
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Gallery owner and artist Desiree Armstrong is lucky to be alive after a fire destroyed her SoHo studio. Since then, she's been unable to paint. With the pressure of an upcoming art exhibit looming, she's in a panic and getting nowhere fast...
Category: Fiction

John Henry Days

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 0307486672
Genre : Fiction
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men , and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come.
Category: Fiction

Sag Harbor Is

Author : Maryann Calendrille
ISBN : 9781932916249
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sag Harbor Is an inspired collection of pieces from the past and present - from Melville to Steinbeck, James Fenimore Cooper to Betty Friedan to Spalding Gray - that celebrate the many eras and facets of the town of Sag Harbor, a literary mecca for 200 years. With dozens of striking photographs by Kathryn Szoka.
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Kingdom Of The Kid The

Author : Geoff Gehman
ISBN : 9781438447834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recalls a childhood on Long Island as the counterculture sixties were sliding into the seventies and the Hamptons were still a middle-class sanctuary.

The Kingdom of the Kid is a memorable portrait of an indelible childhood on Long Island’s South Fork from 1967 to 1972, when the Hamptons were still a middle-class paradise. In six short years, journalist Geoff Gehman was changed forever by a host of remarkable characters, including Carl Yastrzemski, his first baseball hero; Truman Capote, his first literary role model; race car champion Mark Donohue, who conquered a wicked track nicknamed “The Bridge”; Henry Austin “Austie” Clark Jr., fabled proprietor of a candy store of vintage vehicles; and Norman Jaffe, the notorious architect who designed a house seemingly built by masons from outer space. Gehman’s childhood kingdom was ruled by his father, a boozing, schmoozing social bulldozer, who taught his son how to pitch, how to sing barbershop harmony, and how to mix with potato farmers and power brokers. Then, burdened by manic depression and bad investments, he abruptly ended his son’s reign on the East End by selling the family house in Wainscott without his wife’s permission.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

True Stories Of Old Sag Harbor

Author : Jim Marquardt
ISBN : 9780974020198
Genre : History
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Under the title LOOKING BACK in a series of columns over many years,Jim Marquardt has delved into the colorful history of Sag Harbor, from the colonists who came ashore at Conscience Point in 1645 to the intrepid whaling captains who ventured into unknown Arctic waters. Did you know that at one time whaling was the third largest industry in the United States? Or that a few Sag Harbor sailors jumped ship and became kings of South Seas islands? Or that Sag Harbor wives sometimes sailed with their husbands on three­and four-year voyages? Here are the stories of the Native Americans who lived here long before the colonists, the friendship of Chief Wyandanch and Lion Gardiner, the first Custom House established in our young country, the Black sailors who crewed the whale ships, saboteurs who landed in Amagansett in WW 11, mutinies, shipwrecks, steamboats, and people like John Steinbeck who wrote that Sag Harbor made him happy.This is a rich collection of more than 70 stories by a writer who has dug deeply to tell us why so many people visit, linger in, and love Sag Harbor.
Category: History