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The Monsters of Templeton

By Lauren Groff
  • ISBN Code: : 1401395597
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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"The day I returned to Templeton steeped in disgrace, the fifty-foot corpse of a monster surfaced in Lake Glimmerglass." So begins The Monsters of Templeton, a novel spanning two centuries: part a contemporary story of a girl's search for her father, part historical novel, and part ghost story. In the wake of a disastrous love affair with her older, married archaeology professor at Stanford, brilliant Wilhelmina Cooper arrives back at the doorstep of her hippie mother-turned-born-again-Christian's house in Templeton, NY, a storybook town her ancestors founded that sits on the shores of Lake Glimmerglass. Upon her arrival, a prehistoric monster surfaces in the lake bringing a feeding frenzy to the quiet town, and Willie learns she has a mystery father her mother kept secret Willie's entire life. The beautiful, broody Willie is told that the key to her biological father's identity lies somewhere in her family's history, so she buries herself in the research of her twisted family tree and finds more than she bargained for as a chorus of voices from the town's past -- some sinister, all fascinating -- rise up around her to tell their side of the story. In the end, dark secrets come to light, past and present day are blurred, and old mysteries are finally put to rest. The Monsters of Templeton is a fresh, virtuoso performance that has placed Lauren Groff among the best writers of today.

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  • Pdf File: unfollow-me.pdf

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An intimate, impertinent, and incisive collection about race, progress, and hypocrisy from Jill Louise Busby, aka Jillisblack. Jill Louise Busby spent years in the nonprofit sector specializing in Diversity & Inclusion. She spoke at academic institutions, businesses, and detention centers on the topics of Race, Power, and Privilege and delivered over two-hundred workshops to nonprofit organizations all over the California Bay Area. In 2016, fed up with what passed as progressive in the Pacific Northwest, Busby uploaded a one-minute video about race, white institutions, and faux liberalism to Instagram. The video received millions of views across social platforms. As her pithy persona Jillisblack became an "it-voice" weighing in on all things race-based, Jill began to notice parallels between her performance of "diversity" in the white corporate world and her performance of "wokeness" for her followers. Both, she realized, were scripted. Unfollow Me is a memoir-in-essays about these scripts; it's about tokenism, micro-fame, and inhabiting spaces-real and virtual, black and white-where complicity is the price of entry. Busby's social commentary manages to be both wryly funny and achingly open-hearted as she recounts her shape-shifting moves among the subtle hierarchies of progressive communities. Unfollow Me is a sharply personal and self-questioning critique of white fragility (and other words for racism), respectability politics (and other words for shame), and all the places where fear masquerades as progress.

The Invention of Everything Else

By Samantha Hunt
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0547347049
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 403
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Nikola Tesla spends the last days of his extraordinary life at the Hotel New Yorker “in this surreal historical novel [that] dazzles in the details” (The New Yorker). It is 1943, and legendary inventor Nikola Tesla occupies a forbidden room on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker, stealing electricity. Broke, forgotten, and suffering from a weak heart, his only consolations are his memories and his daily walks to Bryant Park. Louisa, a young hotel chambermaid, is determined to befriend him. And as she helps him on his daily walks, she wins his affection through a shared love of pigeons. Little by little, he confides in her the tragic and tremendous story of his life. Meanwhile, Louisa’s father is embarking on an unlikely mission to travel back in time to find his beloved late wife. A “sophisticated pastiche of science fiction, fantasy, melodrama, and historical anecdote,” The Invention of Everything Else is both a heartfelt story of love and death and an homage to one of history's most visionary scientists (Elle).

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013

By
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0345803264
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: the-o-henry-prize-stories-2013.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in New Delhi, a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat, and the ghost-haunted rubble of a Turkish girls’ school. Also included are the editor’s introduction, essays from the jurors (Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and Jim Shepard) on their favorite stories, observations from the winners on what inspired them, and an extensive resource list of magazines.

Matrix

By Lauren Groff
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698405137
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 106
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2022 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2021 Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, NPR, The Financial Times, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Vulture, Marie Claire, Vox, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and more! “A relentless exhibition of Groff’s freakish talent. In just over 250 pages, she gives us a character study to rival Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell .” – USA Today “An electric reimagining . . . feminist, sensual . . . unforgettable.” – O, The Oprah Magazine “Thrilling and heartbreaking.” –Time Magazine “[A] page-by-page pleasure as we soar with her.” –New York Times One of our best American writers, Lauren Groff returns with her exhilarating first new novel since the groundbreaking Fates and Furies. Cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. At first taken aback by the severity of her new life, Marie finds focus and love in collective life with her singular and mercurial sisters. In this crucible, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters, and a conviction in her own divine visions. Marie, born the last in a long line of women warriors and crusaders, is determined to chart a bold new course for the women she now leads and protects. But in a world that is shifting and corroding in frightening ways, one that can never reconcile itself with her existence, will the sheer force of Marie’s vision be bulwark enough? Equally alive to the sacred and the profane, Matrix gathers currents of violence, sensuality, and religious ecstasy in a mesmerizing portrait of consuming passion, aberrant faith, and a woman that history moves both through and around. Lauren Groff’s new novel, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world.

Perfidia

By Judith Rossner
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476774838
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 829
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Mr. Goodbar—the troubling story of a mother and daughter whose hostility and co-dependence may result in their deaths. In Perfidia, Maddy yearns desperately for the approval and love of her glamorous and wild mother, Anita. But Anita is more interested in men, alcohol, and her new baby boy. When Anita’s most recent boyfriend dies of a drug overdose, their Santa Fe home becomes a deadly war zone.

The Woman Who Borrowed Memories

By Tove Jansson
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  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Book Code : 1590177932
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: the-woman-who-borrowed-memories.pdf

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An NYRB Classics Original Tove Jansson was a master of brevity, unfolding worlds at a touch. Her art flourished in small settings, as can be seen in her bestselling novel The Summer Book and in her internationally celebrated cartoon strips and books about the Moomins. It is only natural, then, that throughout her life she turned again and again to the short story. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories is the first extensive selection of Jansson’s stories to appear in English. Many of the stories collected here are pure Jansson, touching on island solitude and the dangerous pull of the artistic impulse: in “The Squirrel” the equanimity of the only inhabitant of a remote island is thrown by a visitor, in “The Summer Child” an unlovable boy is marooned along with his lively host family, in “The Cartoonist” an artist takes over a comic strip that has run for decades, and in “The Doll’s House” a man’s hobby threatens to overwhelm his life. Others explore unexpected territory: “Shopping” has a post-apocalyptic setting, “The Locomotive” centers on a railway-obsessed loner with murderous fantasies, and “The Woman Who Borrowed Memories” presents a case of disturbing transference. Unsentimental, yet always humane, Jansson’s stories complement and enlarge our understanding of a singular figure in world literature.

Night and Day

By Virginia Woolf
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  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Book Code : 1632060329
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 975
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En la novela carnavalesca Super extra grande el maestro cubano de la ciencia ficción YOSS, ganador del codiciado premio UPC de Ciencia Ficción en 2010, nos ofrece una ópera narrativa donde el humor adquiere proporciones intergalácticas. En un futuro lejano, los seres humanos convivirán con criaturas de inmensa variedad: amebas que cubren mundos enteros, hembras sensuales que se alimentan de sustancias procedentes de los sistemas reproductivos de los machos de su raza, reptiles parlantes y otras creaciones extraídas de los clásicos de la ficción ciencia cubana e internacional. Jan Amos Sangan Dongo, el protagonista de Super extra grande, es un veterinario especializado en el tratamiento de animales sobredimensionados en las partes más recónditas de la galaxia. En una tarea casi sobrehumana, Dongo tiene como desafío penetrar las profundidades intestinales de una de estas bestias inmensas para proteger su humanidad y la nuestra. En esta cómica novela, YOSS une su extenso conocimiento de biología con su vasta curiosidad y su imaginación salvaje dándonos un ejemplo incomparable de la tradición paródica dentro de la CF cubana. Nacido en La Habana en 1988, el escritor José Miguel Sánchez Gómez adopta el nombre de pluma YOSS luego de ganar el prestigioso Premio David de Ciencia Ficción por su libro de cuentos Timshel. Se graduó con un título en Biología en 1991 y formó parte del curso inaugural sobre técnicas narrativas en el Centro de Jorge Cardoso Onelio de Formación Literaria en 1999. Yoss, que se destaca tanto por su estética de rockero como por su pasión por la ciencia y la mitología, es autor de obras de ficción realista así como de CF. Escribe novela, ensayo y crítica y es promotor de talleres literarios.

21st-Century Gothic

By Danel Olson
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 9780810877290
  • Total of Pages : 710
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 955
  • Pdf File: 21st-century-gothic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.

Weird Tales 351

By Ann VanderMeer
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434450325
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 575
  • Pdf File: weird-tales-351.pdf

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FEATURES: The weird animation of Bill Plympton; Viktor Koen's biomechanical visions; Exclusive excerpt: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia. INTERNATIONAL FICTION SPOTLIGHT: "First Photograph" by Zoran Zivkovic; "The Gong" by Sara Genge; "The Dream of the Blue Man" by Nir Yaniv; "The Wordeaters" by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz; "Out of Sacred Water" by Juraj Cervenak; "Time and the Orpheus" by chiles samaniego; more. POETRY: "The Monster With the Shape of Me" by Brian J. Hatcher. NONFICTION: The Library: Elizabeth Genco talks with author Lauren Groff about writing The Monsters of Templeton; The Bazaar: Jessica Joslin's crazy steampunk critters; Weirdism: Robert Isenberg on the cinema's latest obsession with apocalyptic futures; Lost in Lovecraft: Kenneth Hite dives literarily into the Pacific Ocean and pulls up H.P. Lovecraft; Harvey Pelican & Co.: special offers from the esoterica king.

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes]

By Linda De Roche
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440853592
  • Total of Pages : 1348
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 874
  • Pdf File: twentieth-century-and-contemporary-american-literature-in-context-4-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

The Book of Awesome Women Writers

By Becca Anderson
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  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642501239
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-awesome-women-writers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A testament to the relationship and contributions of women writers, lest we forget their impact and inspiration . . . [an] amazing journey.” —Ntozake Shange, author of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf From the first recorded writer to current bestsellers, Becca Anderson takes us through time and highlights women who have left their mark on the literary world. This expansive compilation of women writers is a chance to delve deeper into the lives and works of renowned authors and learn about some lesser-known greats, as well. Some of the many women writers you will love learning about are: Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Judy Blume, Rachel Carson, Nadine Gordimer, Margaret Mead, Joyce Carol Oates, and many, many more. This feminist book is a beacon of brilliance and a celebration of the journeys and accomplishments of women who have worked to have their voices heard in black and white letters across the world. Open The Book of Awesome Women Writers today, and you will find: Engaging chapters such as “Prolific Pens,” “Mystics, Memoirists, and Madwomen,” and “Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested” A plethora of necessary new additions to your reading list Confirmation that the female voice is not only awesome, but an essential part of literary culture “So go on, do some guilt-free indulging in the pages of Becca Anderson’s basket of literary bonbons. She has gathered a wealth of delectable stories in which to immerse ourselves, a bit at a time. Let’s hear it for bibliophiles and book ladies—our richest yet most non-fattening vice.” —Vicki León, author of Uppity Women of Ancient Times

The Heaven of Animals

By David James Poissant
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476729980
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 573
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Named one of Amazon’s Best Short Story Collections of 2014 One of Atlanta Journal Constitution’s 9 Best Books of 2014 Best Short Story Collection of the Year, Tweed's Magazine Winner of GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction 2014 LA Times Book Prize Finalist Winner of the Florida Book Awards Silver Medal for Fiction Nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction “A debut collection of unsparing yet warmly empathetic stories…akin to both Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver in humane spirit and technical mastery” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). The Heaven of Animals, award-winning young writer David James Poissant’s stunning debut, has been one of the most-praised story collections of the year. Named one of Amazon’s Best Short Story Collections of 2014, compared to the work of Richard Ford and Amy Hemple in the Los Angeles Review of Books, to Anton Chekhov, Raymond Carver, and George Saunders in the New York Post, and the subject of a full-page rave by Clyde Edgerton in Garden & Gun, this “collection of vicious and heartbreaking vignettes” (The Orlando Sentinel) is a must-read for any fiction lover. In each of the stories in this remarkable debut, Poissant explores the tenuous bonds of family—fathers and sons, husbands and wives—as they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Standing at the brink, each must make a choice: Leap, or look away? Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin writes that Poissant forces us “to face the people we are when we’re alone in the dark.” From two friends racing to save the life an alligator in “Lizard Man” to a girl helping her boyfriend face his greatest fears in “The End of Aaron,” from a man who stalks death on an Atlanta street corner to a brother’s surprise at the surreal, improbable beauty of a late night encounter with a wolf, Poissant creates worlds that shine with honesty and dark complexity, but also with a profound compassion. These are stories hell-bent on hope. Fresh, smart, lively, and wickedly funny, The Heaven of Animals is startlingly original and compulsively readable. As bestselling author Kevin Wilson puts it, “Poissant is a writer who knows us with such clarity that we wonder how he found his way so easily into our hearts and souls.”

Images of Traumatic Memories

By Anja Meyer
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  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Book Code : 3847011634
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 349
  • Pdf File: images-of-traumatic-memories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By employing the lens of the most recent critical studies on intermediality, the author analyses the interaction between literature and photography in three contemporary hybrid novels ( Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, 2011, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, 2005, and The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert, 2001) sharing the narration of traumatic historical events. The intermedial dimension realised by the confluence of the two media devices offers new ways to create meaning and to reflect upon the nature of collective and individual trauma, by re-enacting the distortion and the inaccessibility to the memories of those experiences. In this context, the reader emerges as an active participant in the process of fiction-making, as the act of reading becomes a renewed act of witnessing.

Handbook of Intermediality

By Gabriele Rippl
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110311070
  • Total of Pages : 701
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-intermediality.pdf

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This handbook offers students and researchers compact orientation in their study of intermedial phenomena in Anglophone literary texts and cultures by introducing them to current academic debates, theoretical concepts and methodologies. By combining theory with text analysis and contextual anchoring, it introduces students and scholars alike to a vast field of research which encompasses concepts such as intermediality, multi- and plurimediality, intermedial reference, transmediality, ekphrasis, as well as related concepts such as visual culture, remediation, adaptation, and multimodality, which are all discussed in connection with literary examples. Hence each of the 30 contributions spans both a theoretical approach and concrete analysis of literary texts from different centuries and different Anglophone cultures.