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The Yiddish Policemen S Union

Author : Michael Chabon
ISBN : 9780062124586
Genre : Fiction
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For sixty years Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. The Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. But now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end. Homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. And in the cheap hotel where Landsman has washed up, someone has just committed a murder—right under his nose. When he begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy, word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, and Landsman finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, evil, and salvation that are his heritage. At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.
Category: Fiction

Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

Author : Michael Chabon
ISBN : 9780060790592
Genre : Fiction
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By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Category: Fiction

My Custom Van

Author : Michael Ian Black
ISBN : 1416968032
Genre : Humor
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Get ready for the read of your life. Never before has a single book combined awesome vans, unicorns, Billy Joel, and erotic fiction in such a potent combination. A writing tour de force? Perhaps. A reading experience that will sear itself into your consciousness like a red-hot branding iron? Without question. Comedian and basic cable superstar Michael Ian Black unleashes the full fury of his astonishing intellect in this collection of short comic essays. My Custom Van is a no-holds-barred assault to the funny bone that will literally beat you into submission with hilarity*. How did he do it? How did he create such a fine anthology? Answer: With love. Michael opened his heart and used the magical power of love to write more than fifty thought-provoking essays like, "Why I Used a Day-Glo Magic Marker to Color My Dick Yellow," and "An Open Letter to the Hair Stylist Who Somehow Convinced Me to Get a Perm When I Was in Sixth Grade." Maybe you think love is not a substitute for "good writing skills" and "spell check." Bull pucky! When it comes to writing books, love is the most powerful word processor of all. Sounds pretty great, right? And yet...something is still holding you back from paying the full purchase price of this book. What is it? Perhaps you secretly believe you do not deserve a book this good. Nonsense -- you deserve this book and so much more. In fact, if Michael could have written you all the stars in the sky, that's what he would have done. But he couldn't do that, due to his lack of knowledge in the area of astronomy. So he wrote this book instead. And this flap copy. Enjoy. * Michael Ian Black is not responsible for any actual injuries caused by reading this book.
Category: Humor

Manhood For Amateurs

Author : Michael Chabon
ISBN : 9780062124593
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Best Book Of The Year Time • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Kansas City Star San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Seattle Times A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers addresses with his characteristic warmth and lyric wit the all-important question: What does it mean to be a man today?
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rejection And Disaffiliation In Twenty First Century American Immigration Narratives

Author : Katie Daily
ISBN : 9783319921297
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Rejection and Disaffiliation in Twenty-First Century American Immigration Narratives examines changing attitudes about national sovereignty and affiliation. Katie Daily delinks twenty-first century American immigration narratives from 9/11, examining genre alterations within a scope of literary analysis that is wider than what “post-9/11” allows. What emerges is an understanding of the speed at which the rhetoric and aims of many twenty-first century immigration narratives significantly depart from the traditions established post-1900. Daily investigates a recent trend in which novelists and filmmakers question what it means to be an immigrant in contemporary America and explores how these “disaffiliation” narratives challenge some of the most fundamental traditions in American literature and society.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Mammoth Book Of Best New Sf 22

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781849015271
Genre : Fiction
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Widely acclaimed as the benchmark annual anthology for science fiction fans, The Mammoth Book of Best New SF is now in its 22nd successful year. Best SF 22 comprises over two dozen fantastic new pieces from the world's best writers of science fiction. This collection encompasses every aspect of the genre: soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military, and adventure. As ever, a bonus extra is an insightful review of the year's best books and an extensive list of recommended reading. Gardner Dozois is the world's leading SF anthologist, and has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times.
Category: Fiction

Vanity Fair

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132670626
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Author : Andrea Simon
ISBN : 1578064813
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Haunted by her grandmother's tales of the Holocaust, an American Jew heads to Eastern Europe in search of evidence to back up the stories, and of the Jewish culture that has virtually disappeared from this region of the world. (History)
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Of Remembrance

Author : Wolfgang Scheffler
ISBN : UOM:39015058205272
Genre : Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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Das Buch der Erinnerung enhält ca. 31.400 Namen der zwischen 1941 und 1945 ins Baltikum -- nach Riga, Kowno und Reval -- verschleppten deutschen, österreichischen und tschechoslowakischen Juden. Die Namen, mit Angabe des Geburtsnamens, -datums und -orts, der letzten Adresse und des letzten Lebenzeichens oder des Todesdatums, sind nach den aus den verschiedenen Städten abgegangenen Transporten aufgeführt. Jedem Transport ist ein deutsch- und englischsprachiger Text mit der Beschreibung der jeweiligen örtlichen Situation der jüdischen Bevölkerung vorangestellt. Soweit es die noch existierenden Materialien der einzelnen Gedenkstätten zuließen, sind auch die Wege der einzelnen Menschen nachvollzogen. In einem zweisprachigen Einleitungsteil gibt Wolfgang Scheffler einen Überblick über das Schicksal der Deportierten im Rigaer Ghetto, in Jungfernhof, Salaspils und den vielen Zwangsarbeitsstätten und Konzentrationslagern.
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)