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The Tender Bar

Author : J. R. Moehringer
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 531 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2005-09-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781401383411

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Now a major Amazon film directed by George Clooney and starring Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Lily Rabe, and Christopher Lloyd, a raucous, poignant, luminously written memoir about a boy striving to become a man, and his romance with a bar, in the tradition of This Boy’s Life and The Liar’s Club—with a new Afterword. J.R. Moehringer grew up captivated by a voice. It was the voice of his father, a New York City disc jockey who vanished before J.R. spoke his first word. Sitting on the stoop, pressing an ear to the radio, J.R. would strain to hear in that plummy baritone the secrets of masculinity and identity. Though J.R.'s mother was his world, his rock, he craved something more, something faintly and hauntingly audible only in The Voice. At eight years old, suddenly unable to find The Voice on the radio, J.R. turned in desperation to the bar on the corner, where he found a rousing chorus of new voices. The alphas along the bar—including J.R.'s Uncle Charlie, a Humphrey Bogart look-alike; Colt, a Yogi Bear sound-alike; and Joey D, a softhearted brawler—took J.R. to the beach, to ballgames, and ultimately into their circle. They taught J.R., tended him, and provided a kind of fathering-by-committee. Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for J.R. to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak—and eventually from reality. In the grand tradition of landmark memoirs, The Tender Bar is suspenseful, wrenching, and achingly funny. A classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, it's also a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, at heart, lost boys. Named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, NPR's "Fresh Air," and New York Magazine A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Booksense, and Library Journal Bestseller Booksense Pick Borders New Voices Finalist Winner of the Books for a Better Life First Book Award

Sutton

Author : J.R. Moehringer
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2012-09-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781401304775

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"Electrifying." --Booklist (starred) Willie Sutton was born in the Irish slums of Brooklyn in 1901, and he came of age at a time when banks were out of control. Sutton saw only one way out and only one way to win the girl of his dreams. So began the career of America's most successful bank robber. During three decades Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, the FBI put him on its first-ever Most Wanted List. But the public rooted for the criminal who never fired a shot, and when Sutton was finally caught for good, crowds at the jail chanted his name. In J.R. Moehringer's retelling, it was more than need or rage that drove Sutton. It was his first love. And when he finally walked free--a surprise pardon on Christmas Eve, 1969--he immediately set out to find her. "What Hilary Mantel did for Thomas Cromwell and Paula McLain for Hadley Hemingway . . . J.R. Moehringer now does for bank robber Willie Sutton." --Newsday "Thoroughly absorbing. . . . Filled with vibrant and colorful re-creations of not one but several times in the American past." --Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row "[J.R. Moehringer] has found an historical subject equal to his vivid imagination, gimlet journalistic eye, and pitch-perfect ear for dialogue. By turns suspenseful, funny, romantic, and sad--in short, a book you won't be able to put down." --John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road and The Commoner

The Yellow Birds

Author : Kevin Powers
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2012-09-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316219358

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Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq. "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

Drinking with Men

Author : Rosie Schaap
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2013-01-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101603123

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NPR “Best Books of 2013” BookPage Best Books of 2013 Library Journal Best Books of 2013: Memoir Flavorwire 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2013 A vivid, funny, and poignant memoir that celebrates the distinct lure of the camaraderie and community one finds drinking in bars. Rosie Schaap has always loved bars: the wood and brass and jukeboxes, the knowing bartenders, and especially the sometimes surprising but always comforting company of regulars. Starting with her misspent youth in the bar car of a regional railroad, where at fifteen she told commuters’ fortunes in exchange for beer, and continuing today as she slings cocktails at a neighborhood joint in Brooklyn, Schaap has learned her way around both sides of a bar and come to realize how powerful the fellowship among regular patrons can be. In Drinking with Men, Schaap shares her unending quest for the perfect local haunt, which takes her from a dive outside Los Angeles to a Dublin pub full of poets, and from small-town New England taverns to a character-filled bar in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. Drinking alongside artists and expats, ironworkers and soccer fanatics, she finds these places offer a safe haven, a respite, and a place to feel most like herself. In rich, colorful prose, Schaap brings to life these seedy, warm, and wonderful rooms. Drinking with Men is a love letter to the bars, pubs, and taverns that have been Schaap’s refuge, and a celebration of the uniquely civilizing source of community that is bar culture at its best.

Sunny's Nights

Author : Tim Sultan
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Page : 290 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 2018-03-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780812978995

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Imagine that Alice had walked into a bar instead of falling down the rabbit hole. In the tradition of J. R. Moehringer’s The Tender Bar and the classic reportage of Joseph Mitchell, here is an indelible portrait of what is quite possibly the greatest bar in the world—and the mercurial, magnificent man behind it. The first time he saw Sunny’s Bar, in 1995, Tim Sultan was lost, thirsty for a drink, and intrigued by the single bar sign among the forlorn warehouses lining the Brooklyn waterfront. Inside, he found a dimly lit room crammed with maritime artifacts, a dozen well-seasoned drinkers, and, strangely, a projector playing a classic Martha Graham dance performance. Sultan knew he had stumbled upon someplace special. What he didn’t know was that he had just found his new home. Soon enough, Sultan has quit his office job to bartend full-time for Sunny Balzano, the bar’s owner. A wild-haired Tony Bennett lookalike with a fondness for quoting Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett, Sunny is truly one of a kind. Born next to the saloon that has been in his family for one hundred years, Sunny has over the years partied with Andy Warhol, spent time in India at the feet of a guru, and painted abstract expressionist originals. But his masterpiece is the bar itself, a place where a sublime mix of artists, mobsters, honky-tonk musicians, neighborhood drunks, nuns, longshoremen, and assorted eccentrics rub elbows. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly transforming city, Sunny’s Nights is a loving and singular portrait of the dream experience we’re all searching for every time we walk into a bar, and an enchanting memoir of an unlikely and abiding friendship. Praise for Sunny’s Nights “Fantastic . . . [Sultan takes] material that might seem familiar and [mixes] a perfect, insightful cocktail: full-bodied, multitextured and delicious. . . . Simply beautiful.”—The New York Times Book Review “Sultan’s love of Red Hook shines through, and it’s hard not to be swept along on the ebb and flow of his emotions. . . . Sultan’s book is, among other things, a meditation on the fragility of the moment and the passage of time. . . . Wistful, funny and biting, Sunny’s Nights rewards you with its evocation of a certain place in time and, as Sultan calls him, ‘the most original man I have ever met.’”—Newsday “An affectionate portrait of the idiosyncratic Sunny’s Bar.”—USA Today “Sultan finds Sunny . . . a real character, a poet, a cinephile, a philosopher, bluegrass maestro and (Rheingold) beer server.”—New York Post (“Required Reading”) “Captivating . . . a classic story about a local bar.”—The Buffalo News “An enchanting memoir, a profound meditation on place and a beautiful story of an unlikely and abiding friendship.”—Brooklyn Daily Eagle “[A] polished, affecting look at remarkable barkeep Sunny Balzano . . . In elegant prose, Sultan deploys laconic humor, an instinct for telling details, a taste for eccentricity, and above all, clear-eyed compassion for our all-too-human failings.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Beautifully wrought . . . an indelible portrait of an unusual man and a nearly forgotten part of NYC.”—Booklist “More than an elegy for a bar and a neighborhood—it’s also a vivid and loving portrait of the larger-than-life eccentric who gave the bar its name and its spirit.”—Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers

Tender at the Bone

Author : Ruth Reichl
Publisher : Random House
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2010-05-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780679604204

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An absolute delight to read . . . How lucky we are that [Ruth Reichl] had the courage to follow her appetite.”—Newsday At an early age, Ruth Reichl discovered that “food could be a way of making sense of the world. If you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were.” Her deliciously crafted memoir Tender at the Bone is the story of a life defined, determined, and enhanced in equal measure by a passion for food, by unforgettable people, and by the love of tales well told. Beginning with her mother, the notorious food-poisoner known as the Queen of Mold, Reichl introduces us to the fascinating characters who shaped her world and tastes, from the gourmand Monsieur du Croix, who served Reichl her first foie gras, to those at her politically correct table in Berkeley who championed the organic food revolution in the 1970s. Spiced with Reichl’s infectious humor and sprinkled with her favorite recipes, Tender at the Bone is a witty and compelling chronicle of a culinary sensualist’s coming-of-age. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Ruth Reichl's Delicious! Praise for Tender at the Bone “A poignant, yet hilarious, collection of stories about people [Reichl] has known and loved, and who, knowingly or unknowingly, steered her on the path to fulfill her destiny as one of the world’s leading food writers.”—Chicago Sun-Times “While all good food writers are humorous . . . few are so riotously, effortlessly entertaining as Ruth Reichl.”—The New York Times Book Review “Reading Ruth Reichl on food is almost as good as eating it. . . . Reichl makes the reader feel present with her, sharing the experience.”—Washington Post Book World “[In] this lovely memoir . . . we find young Ruth desperately trying to steer her manic mother's unwary guests toward something edible. It's a job she does now . . . in her columns, and whose intimate imperatives she illuminates in this graceful book.”—The New Yorker “A savory memoir of [Reichl’s] apprentice years . . . Reichl describes [her] experiences with infectious humor. . . . The descriptions of each sublime taste are mouthwateringly precise. . . . A perfectly balanced stew of memories.”—Kirkus Reviews

Reading Group Choices

Author : Reading Group Choices
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0975974475

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Burning the Days

Author : James Salter
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 404 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 033044882X

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‘The true chronicler of my life, a tall, soft-looking man with watery eyes, came up to me at the gathering and said, as if he had been waiting a long time to tell me, that he knew everything. I had never seen him before.’ This is the brilliant memoir of a man who starts out in Manhattan and comes of age in the skies over Korea, before emerging as one of America’s finest authors in the New York of the 1960s. Burning the Days showcases Salter’s uniquely beautiful style with some of the most evocative pages about flying ever written, together with portraits of the actors, directors and authors who later influenced him. It is an unforgettable book about passion, ambition and what it means to live and to write.

A Monk Swimming

Author : Malachy McCourt
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2024-03-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781504093446

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In this darkly humorous New York Times–bestselling memoir, the Irish American writer and actor shares charming stories from his first decade in the US. Malachy McCourt left behind a childhood of poverty and painful memories of his father and mother in Limerick, Ireland, when he followed his brother, Frank, to America in 1952. In A Monk Swimming, McCourt recounts the decade that followed. With not much else to his name other than his sharp wit and knack for storytelling, McCourt was unsure what he would do after arriving in New York City. He worked as a longshoreman on the Brooklyn docks, became the first celebrity bartender in a Manhattan saloon, performed on stage with the Irish Players, and told tales to Jack Paar on The Tonight Show. Although McCourt gained success, money, women, and, eventually, children of his own, he still carried memories of the past with him. So, he fled again. He found himself in the Manhattan Detention Complex, otherwise known as the Tombs. He was arrested several times: poolside in Beverly Hills, in Zurich with gold-smugglers, and again in Calcutta with sex workers. McCourt’s journey also took him to Paris, Rome, and even Limerick again, until finally he was forced to grapple with his past. Praise for A Monk Swimming “[A] funny, oddly winning book.” —The New York Times “A rollicking good read that, as the Irish say, would make a dead man laugh.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “Malachy McCourt, who has habitually regurgitated English in glorious colors to his fellow Irishmen and New Yorkers, here makes his vivid, whimsical, raucous, murderous joy and voice available to the rest of us in tales of riot and glory which build on the story of the McCourts’ early life so dazzlingly told in Angela’s Ashes by his brother Frank.” —Thomas Keneally, author of the international bestseller Schindler’s List

Jerry Thomas' Bartenders Guide

Author : Jerry Thomas
Publisher : Ravenio Books
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2024-05-19
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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This 1862 classic includes the following recipes: Hints and Rules for Bartenders Cocktails Brandy Cocktail Improved Brandy Cocktail Whiskey Cocktail Improved Whiskey Cocktail Gin Cocktail Old Tom Gin Cocktail Improved Gin Cocktail Bottle Cocktail Champagne Cocktail Coffee Cocktail Vermouth Cocktail Fancy Vermouth Cocktail Absinthe Cocktail Japanese Cocktail Manhattan Cocktail Jersey Cocktail Soda Cocktail Saratoga Cocktail Martinez Cocktail Morning Glory Cocktail Crustas Brandy Crusta Whiskey Crusta Gin Crusta Daisies Brandy Daisy Whiskey Daisy Santa Cruz Rum Daisy Gin Daisy Juleps Mint Julep Gin Julep Whiskey Julep Pineapple Julep The Real Georgia Mint Julep Smashes Brandy Smash Gin Smash Whiskey Smash Fixes Brandy Fix Gin Fix Santa Cruz Fix Whiskey Fix Brandy Drinks Brandy Straight Pony Brandy Brandy and Soda Brandy and Ginger Ale Split Soda and Brandy Brandy and Gum Cobblers Sherry Cobbler Champagne Cobbler Catawba Cobbler Hock Cobbler Claret Cobbler Sauterne Cobbler Whiskey Cobbler Saratoga Brace Up Knickerbocker Pousse l’Amour Cafes Santina’s Pousse Cafe Parisian Pousse Cafe Faivre’s Pousse Cafe Saratoga Pousse Cafe Brandy Scaffa Brandy Champerelle West India Couperee White Lion Sours Santa Cruz Sour Gin Sour Whiskey Sour Brandy Sour Jersey Sour Egg Sour Toddies Apple Toddy Cold Brandy Toddy Hot Brandy Toddy Cold Gin Toddy Hot Gin Toddy Cold Whiskey Toddy Cold Irish Whiskey Toddy Egg Noggs Egg Nogg Hot Egg Nogg Egg Nogg for a Party Sherry Egg Nogg General Harrison’s Egg Nogg Baltimore Egg Nogg Fizzes Santa Cruz Fiz Whiskey Fiz Brandy Fiz Gin Fiz Silver Fiz Golden Fiz Slings Brandy Sling Hot Brandy Sling Gin Sling Hot Gin Sling Whiskey Sling Hot Whiskey Sling Rum Drinks Hot Spiced Rum Hot Rum Blue Blazer Tom and Jerry How to Serve Tom and Jerry Copenhagen Skins Scotch Whiskey Skin Irish Whiskey Skin Columbia Skin Tom Collins Whiskey Tom Collins Brandy Tom Collins Gin Flips Hot Brandy Flip Hot Rum Flip Hot Whiskey Flip Hot Gin Flip Cold Brandy Flip Cold Rum Flip Cold Gin Flip Cold Whiskey Flip Port Wine Flip Sherry Wine Flip Mulled Drinks Mulled Wine, with Eggs Mulled Cider Mulled Wine Mulled Wine without Eggs Sangarees Port Wine Sangaree Sherry Sangaree Brandy Sangaree Gin Sangaree Ale Sangaree Porter Sangaree Porteree Negus Port Wine Negus Port Wine Negus Soda Negus Bishops Bishop English Bishop Quince Liqueur Shrubs Currant Shrub Raspberry Shrub Brandy Shrub Rum Shrub Brandy Punch Punches Brandy and Rum Punch Gin Punch Medford Rum Punch Santa Cruz Rum Punch Hot Irish Whiskey Punch Hot Scotch Whiskey Punch Cold Whiskey Punch.* Milk Punch Hot Milk Punch Manhattan Milk Punch Egg Milk Punch El Dorado Punch Claret Punch Sauterne Punch Vanilla Punch Sherry Punch Orgeat Punch Curaçao Punch Roman Punch St. Charles’ Punch Seventh Regiment National Guard Punch Sixty-Ninth Regiment Punch Punch Grassot Maraschino Punch Champagne Punch Mississippi Punch Imperial Brandy Punch Hot Brandy and Rum Punch Rocky Mountain Punch Imperial Punch Thirty-Second Regiment or Victoria Punch Light Guard Punch Philadelphia Fish-House Punch La Patria Punch The Spread Eagle Punch Rochester Punch Non-Such Punch Canadian Punch Tip-Top Brandy Bimbo Punch Cold Ruby Punch Soyer’s Gin Punch Arrack Punch Nuremburg Punch Imperial Arrack Punch * United Service Punch Pineapple Punch Royal Punch Century Club Punch California Milk Punch English Milk Punch Oxford Punch Punch à la Romaine Duke of Norfolk Punch Tea Punch Gothic Punch Punch à la Ford Punch Jelly Dry Punch Regent’s Punch Nectar Punch Orange Punch Wedding Punch West Indian Punch Barbadoes Punch Apple Punch Ale Punch Cider Punch Hot Flips Hot English Rum Flip Hot English Ale Flip Sleeper White Tiger’s Milk Locomotive Sherry Drinks Sherry and Bitters Sherry and Egg Sherry and Ice Shandy Gaff Half and Half “Arf and Arf.” Absinthe and Water French Method of Serving Absinthe Gin and Wormwood Rhine Wine and Seltzer Water White Plush Rock and Rye Stone Fence Boonekamp and Whiskey Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters Burnt Brandy and Peach Black Stripe Peach and Honey Gin and Pine Gin and Tansy Temperance Drinks Milk and Seltzer Saratoga Cooler Plain Lemonade Soda Lemonade Egg Lemonade Orgeat Lemonade Fine Lemonade for Parties Soda Nectar Nectar for Dog Days Soda Cocktail English Fancy Drinks Claret Cup, à la Brunow Champagne Cup, à la Brunow Balaklava Nectar Crimean Cup, à la Marmora Crimean Cup, à la Wyndham Rumfustian Claret Cup Porter Cup Claret Cup, à la Lord Saltoun Mulled Claret, à la Lord Saltoun Italian Lemonade Bishop à la Prusse Bottled Velvet English Curaçao Syrups, Essences, Tinctures, Colorings, etc Plain Syrup Gum Syrup Lemon Syrup Essence of Lemon Essence of Cognac Solferino Coloring Caramel Tincture of Orange Peel Tincture of Lemon Peel Tincture of Cloves Tincture of Cinnamon Tincture of Allspice Tincture of Gentian Capillaire Capillaire Ratafia Aromatic Tincture Prepared Punch and Punch Essences Essence of Roman Punch for Bottling Essence of Kirschwasser Punch for Bottling Essence of Brandy Punch for Bottling Essence of Bourbon Whiskey Punch Essence of Rum Punch Essence of St. Domingo Punch for Bottling Essence of Punch D’Orsay for Bottling Empire City Punch for Bottling Imperial Raspberry Whiskey Punch for Bottling Duke of Norfolk Punch for Bottling Essence of Rum Punch for Bottling Essence of Arrack Punch for Bottling Essence of Wine Punch for Bottling Essence of Claret Wine Punch for Bottling Essence of Regent Punch for Bottling Prepared Cocktails for Bottling Brandy Cocktail for Bottling Brandy Cocktail for Bottling Gin Cocktail for Bottling Bourbon Cocktail for Bottling

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2010-07-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307477729

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

The Liars' Club

Author : Mary Karr
Publisher : Penguin Group
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Families
ISBN : 0140179836

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The author, a poet, recounts her difficult childhood growing up in a Texas oil town.

The Risk Pool

Author : Richard Russo
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 492 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2011-11-09
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307809933

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls comes a wonderfully funny novel set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. "Superbly original and maliciously funny." —The New York Times Book Review His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving. Look for Richard Russo's new book, Somebody's Fool, coming soon.

This Is How You Lose the Time War

Author : Amal El-Mohtar,Max Gladstone
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2019-07-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781534431010

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* HUGO AWARD WINNER: BEST NOVELLA * NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINNER: BEST NOVELLA * “[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) From award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone comes an enthralling, romantic novel spanning time and space about two time-traveling rivals who fall in love and must change the past to ensure their future. Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandment finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That’s how war works, right? Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

Little Chapel on the River

Author : Gwendolyn Bounds
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : History
ISBN : 9780061846991

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Forced from her downtown Manhattan apartment by the terrorist attack of September 11, journalist Wendy Bounds was delivered to Guinan's doorstep -- a legendary Irish drinking hole and country store nestled along the banks of the Hudson River in the small town of Garrison, New York -- by a friend. Captivated by the bar's charismatic but ailing owner and his charming, motley clientele, Bounds uprooted herself permanently and moved to tiny Garrison, the picturesque river town they all call home. There she became one of the rare female regulars at the old pub and was quickly swept up into its rhythm, heartbeat, and grand history -- as related by Jim Guinan himself, the stubborn high priest of this little chapel. Surrounded by a crew of endearing, delightfully colorful characters who were now her neighbors and friends, she slowly finds her own way home. Beautifully written, deeply personal, and brilliantly insightful, Little Chapel on the River is a love story about a place -- and the people who bring it to life.