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You Know When the Men Are Gone

By Siobhan Fallon
  • ISBN Code: : 1101486147
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 415
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“Gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families. . . simple, tough, and true.”—The New York Times “Prose that's brave and honest.”—People “Terrific. . . and terrifically illuminating.”—The Washington Post An award-winning story collection from the author of The Confusion of Languages. Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. soldiers prepare to fight, and where their families are left to cope after the men are gone. They’ll meet a wife who discovers unsettling secrets when she hacks into her husband’s email, and a teenager who disappears as her mother fights cancer. There is the foreign born wife who has tongues wagging over her late hours, and the military intelligence officer who plans a covert mission against his own home. Powerful, singular, and unforgettable, these stories will resonate deeply with readers and mark the debut of a talent of tremendous note.

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: i-ll-stand.pdf

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"This may be the book that changes your life."—Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone “The saint of Staten Island” (People magazine) shares the inspirational story of how she’s changing the world, one child at a time. Over a decade ago, Elissa Montanti was reeling from the loss of several loved ones when she decided to work past her grief by collecting school supplies for Bosnian children. Then a U.N. ambassador showed her a photo of Kenan, a young boy who had lost both arms and one leg to a landmine. Elissa invited Kenan and his mother into her home, arranging free airfare, prosthetics, and medical care. Operating out of her apartment’s walk-in closet, Elissa’s Global Medical Relief Fund has since helped more than one hundred and fifty children from twenty-two countries injured in war zones and natural disasters around the world. I’ll Stand by You recounts Elissa’s remarkable story and how—in helping these children—she healed herself.

Pieces of Me: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2018

By Natalie Hart
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  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Book Code : 1787198022
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: pieces-of-me.pdf

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Shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read AwardShortlisted for Costa First Novel Award 2018Prima Magazine Best Books of the YearThe Reading Agency Top Debuts of 2018‘An important and timely story that explores the ongoing impact of war and how it’s often left to the women to pick up the pieces. The way Hart has made a mosaic of different women’s experiences, be they British, American or Iraqi, is profoundly moving. Pieces of Me is a love story that will leave you in tatters and yet there is an enduring sense of women making, mending and creating that gives this book a radiance. I will never forget it’ —Tor Udall, author of A Thousand Paper BirdsEmma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other.Under the secret shadow of trauma, Emma decides to leave Iraq and joins Adam to settle in Colorado. But isolation and fear find her, once again, when Adam is re-deployed. Torn between a deep fear for Adam’s safety and a desire to be back there herself, Emma copes by throwing herself into a new role mentoring an Iraqi refugee family.But when Adam comes home, he brings the conflict back with him. Emma had considered the possibility that her husband might not come home from war. She had not considered that he might return a stranger.REVIEWS‘An astounding debut, Pieces of Me is a beautiful book written with emotion and compassion and will stay with me for a long time. It’s characters and story tugged at my heart with every turning page' —Nina Pottell, Books Editor, Prima Magazine‘Heart-wrenching and heart-warming in equal measure, Pieces of Me is an incredibly moving tale of love and conflict. A compelling and accomplished debut, Natalie writes with the skill and confidence of a writer who's been published for years. I couldn't put it down' —Harper's Bazaar'Pieces of Me is a brilliantly observed and nuanced look at the war in Iraq and how conflict impacts on the lives of everyone involved' —Laura Kaye, author of English Animals'I devoured this book, and I feel like I'll carry Emma and Adam with me for a long time. Hart tells this devastating story beautifully' —Laura Pearson, author of Missing Pieces‘Pieces of Me churns with love and rage and hope and terror, as only the best war books can. Natalie Hart writes like a born storyteller, and she uses that gift here to explore how the Iraq War lingers in the dark corners of souls desperate to move on from it. Readers are in for a ride' —Matt Gallagher, author of Youngblood‘Pieces of Me is a quietly powerful exploration of the complex effects of the Iraq war...The novel builds in power and speaks authoritatively on the polarisation of the lives changed forever by conflict’ —Zoe Lambert‘Natalie Hart’s brilliant Pieces of Me is—like Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair—a love story set amid the ruins of war. As a British civilian who meets her American husband in Iraq, the narrator, Emma McLaughlin, is a first-hand witness to the ways armed conflict breaks soldiers and non-combatants alike. Her testimony, and this novel, is unforgettably complex and devastating—as it should be’ —Whitney Terrell, author of The Good Lieutenant‘Natalie Hart’s vivid novel, Pieces of Me, examines the lives of deployed soldiers’ families and displaced Iraqi civilians, eloquently revealing how even the most tightly knit relationships can unravel under the stress of war’ —Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone and The Confusion of Languages‘Beautiful, moving love story. Set amid the Iraq war, it is quietly impactful, courageous and sublime’—Fiona Mitchell, author of The Swap and The Maid’s Room

The Hell of War Comes Home

By Owen W. Gilman Jr.
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496815777
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: the-hell-of-war-comes-home.pdf

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Owen W. Gilman Jr. stresses the US experience of war in the twenty-first century and argues that wherever and whenever there is war, there will be imaginative responses to it, especially the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since the trauma of September 11, the experience of Americans at war has been rendered honestly and fully in a wide range of texts--creative nonfiction and journalism, film, poetry, and fiction. These responses, Gilman contends, have packed a lot of power and measure up even to World War II's literature and film. Like few other books, Gilman's volume studies these new texts-- among them Kevin Powers's debut novel The Yellow Birds and Phil Klay's short stories Redeployment, along with the films The Hurt Locker, American Sniper, and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. For perspective, Gilman also looks at some touchstones from the Vietnam War. Compared to a few of the big Vietnam books and films, this new material has mostly been read and watched by small audiences and generated less discussion. Gilman exposes the circumstances in American culture currently preventing literature and film of our recent wars from making a significant impact. He contends that Americans' inclination to demand distraction limits learning from these compelling responses to war in the past decade. According to Gilman, where there should be clarity and depth of knowledge, we instead face misunderstanding and the anguish endured by veterans betrayed by war and our lack of understanding.

Implementing Virtual Reference Services

By Beth Thomsett-Scott
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 1555709516
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: implementing-virtual-reference-services.pdf

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Social web technologies present an often confusing array of options for answering user reference questions. Applying 20 years’ experience as a reference librarian working through the development of virtual reference and the integration of new tools and technologies into the industry, Thomsett-Scott lays out how libraries are using vendor...

Black River

By S. M. Hulse
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0544309294
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 538
  • Pdf File: black-river.pdf

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This novel of sorrow and suspense, set in rural Montana, is “a complex and powerful story—put Black River on the must-read list” (The Seattle Times). Wes Carver returns to his hometown—Black River, Montana—with two things: his wife’s ashes and a letter from the parole board. The convict who once held him hostage during a prison riot is up for release. For years, Wes earned his living as a correction officer and found his joy playing the fiddle. But the uprising shook Wes’s faith and robbed him of his music; now he must decide if his attacker should walk free. With “lovely rhythms, spare language, tenderness, and flashes of rage,” S. M. Hulse shows us the heart and darkness of an American town, and one man’s struggle to find forgiveness in the wake of evil (Los Angeles Review of Books).

The Routledge Companion to Masculinity in American Literature and Culture

By Lydia R. Cooper
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000504956
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 345
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Recently, the U.S. has seen a rise in misogynistic and race-based violence perpetrated by men expressing a sense of grievance, from "incels" to alt-right activists. Grounding sociological, historical, political, and economic analyses of masculinity through the lens of cultural narratives in many forms and expressions, The Routledge Companion to Masculinity in American Literature and Culture suggests that how we examine the stories that shape us in turn shapes our understanding of our current reality and gives us language for imagining better futures. Masculinity is more than a description of traits associated with particular performances of gender. It is more than a study of gender and social power. It is an examination of the ways in which gender affects our capacity to engage ethically with each other in complex human societies. This volume offers essays from a range of established, global experts in American masculinity as well as new and upcoming scholars in order to explore not just what masculinity once meant, has come to mean, and may mean in the future in the U.S.; it also articulates what is at stake with our conceptions of masculinity.

Soldier Girls

By Helen Thorpe
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1451668120
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: soldier-girls.pdf

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“A raw, intimate look at the impact of combat and the healing power of friendship” (People): the lives of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the effect of their military service on their personal lives and families—named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly. “In the tradition of Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Richard Rhodes, and other masters of literary journalism, Soldier Girls is utterly absorbing, gorgeously written, and unforgettable” (The Boston Globe). Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home…and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again. Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is “a breakthrough work...What Thorpe accomplishes in Soldier Girls is something far greater than describing the experience of women in the military. The book is a solid chunk of American history...Thorpe triumphs” (The New York Times Book Review).

Shout Her Lovely Name

By Natalie Serber
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547634579
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 610
  • Pdf File: shout-her-lovely-name.pdf

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Short stories that are “achingly true to life when it comes to the many ways mothers and daughters grow together and apart, over and over again” (O, The Oprah Magazine). “Mothers and daughters go at it in the way only mothers and daughters can, with full hearts and claws out, in Natalie Serber’s funny, bittersweet collection” of short fiction named a New York Times Notable Book (Vanity Fair). In a battle between a teenager and her mother, wheat bread and plain yogurt become weapons. An aimless college student, married to her much older professor, sneaks cigarettes while caring for their newborn son. On the eve of her husband’s fiftieth birthday, a pilfered fifth of rum, an unexpected tattoo, and rogue teenagers leave a woman questioning her place. And in a suite of stories, we follow capricious, ambitious single mother Ruby and her cautious, steadfast daughter, Nora, through their tumultuous life—stray men, stray cats, and psychedelic drugs—in 1970s California. “The characters are irresistible . . . Serber writes with exquisite patience and sensitivity, and is an expert in the many ways that love throws people together and splits them apart, often at the same time.” —TheWall Street Journal “From its first page, Serber’s debut collection plunges us into the humid heat and lightning of a perfect storm: that of American mothers and daughters struggling for power, love, meaning, and identity. . . . Serber’s writing sparkles: practical, strong, brazenly modern, marbled with superb descriptions.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Mothers and daughters burst from these pages in stories about food, boyfriends, birthdays, husbands and more.” —Houston Chronicle “In the tradition of Lorrie Moore and Tobias Wolff, Natalie Serber’s stories uncover the secret hearts of seemingly ordinary people. Funny, heart-felt, and keenly perceptive, this is a book worth shouting about.” —Dan Chaon, author of If I Loved You I Would Tell You This

I'd Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them

By Jesse Goolsby
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0544381025
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: i-d-walk-with-my-friends-if-i-could-find-them.pdf

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A “powerful” novel of young soldiers in Afghanistan and on the home front (Esquire). A Florida Book Awards Gold Medalist Longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Winner of the Military Writers Association of America Bronze Medal Wintric Ellis joins the army as soon as he graduates from high school, saying goodbye to his girlfriend, Kristen, and to the backwoods California town whose borders have always been the limits of his horizon. Deployed for two years in Afghanistan in a directionless war, he struggles to find his bearings in a place where allies could at any second turn out to be foes. Two career soldiers, Dax and Torres, take Wintric under their wing. Together, these three men will face an impossible choice: risk death or commit a harrowing act of war. The aftershocks echo long after each returns home to a transfigured world, where a veteran’s own children may fear to touch him and his nightmares still hold sway. Moving backward and forward in time to track these unforgettable characters from childhood to parenthood, from redwood forests to open desert roads to the streets of Kabul, I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them is a work of disarming eloquence and heart-wrenching wisdom from “one of the very rare authors who writes with authoritative insight into the warfare of the twenty-first century” (Robert Olen Butler). “Bracing, riveting.” —Siobhan Fallon, author of You Know When the Men Are Gone “Add Jesse Goolsby to the list of promising military-experienced writers including Phil Klay.” —Military Times “One of the best works of literature to come from these wars.” —storySouth

The Routledge Introduction to American War Literature

By Jennifer Haytock
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317422627
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 573
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-introduction-to-american-war-literature.pdf

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War and violence have arguably been some of the strongest influences on literature, but the relation is complex: more than just a subject for story-telling, war tends to reshape literature and culture. Modern war literature necessarily engages with national ideologies, and this volume looks at the specificity of how American literature deals with the emotional, intellectual, social, political, and economic contradictions that evolve into and out of war. Raising questions about how American ideals of independence and gender affect representations of war while also considering how specifically American experiences of race and class interweave with representations of combat, this book is a rich and coherent introduction to these texts and critical debates.