Falling Together

Falling Together

Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions ...

Author: Marisa de los Santos

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 006167088X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“Her writing is both vividly descriptive and surprisingly insightful.” —Boston Globe “It’s the three-dimensional men, women, and children who populate her fiction that I’ll remember for a very long time.” —Nancy Pearl’s Picks Following the phenomenal success of her novels Love Walked In and Belong to Me, New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos returns with Falling Together, an emotionally resonant, powerfully moving, and pitch perfect novel about friends, family, and love. Truly modern women’s fiction at its finest, this is the unforgettable tale of a remarkable friendship that ended abruptly, only to be resurrected in great need years later at a college reunion, launching three formerly devoted companions and reluctant family members alike on a sobering, enlightening journey across the world and through the past. Brimming with the author’s trademark wit, vivid prose, and captivating characterizations, Falling Together brilliantly explores our deepest human connections and confirms Marisa de los Santos as one of America’s most exciting contemporary novelists.
Categories: Fiction

9 11 Fiction Empathy and Otherness

9 11 Fiction  Empathy  and Otherness

As the novel progresses, then, it becomes increasingly difficult to determine whether the protagonist's empathic ... The novel certainly suggests a melding of sorts: “They were falling together forever down the black hole inside her ...

Author: Tim Gauthier

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739193464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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9/11 Fiction, Empathy, and Otherness analyzes recent works of fiction whose principal subject is the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Novel Machine

The Novel Machine

But for the reading public, the market whose demands Trollope is always eager to meet, the sensation novel and the Trollopian novel were parallel phenomena, rising into success within the same few years and falling together into ...

Author: Walter Kendrick

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421434018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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Kendrick's reading is a departure from the usual method of criticizing Trollope—surveying the whole of his work a novel at a time, saying a little about every novel and always too little about each.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The History of Us

The History of Us

“Leah Stewart's brilliantly written novel Husband and Wife is a deeply human book: funny, tender, smart, self-aware. ... Marisa de los Santos, author of Falling Together “Stewart's book does what real life doesn't always allow: It.

Author: Leah Stewart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451672633

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

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Two decades after the tragic accident that killed their father, Theodora, Josh and Claire return to their childhood home to confront painful realities about their incapable mother and the devoted aunt who raised them. By the author of The Myth of You and Me.
Categories: Fiction

I d Give Anything

I d Give Anything

Includes P.S. section about the author, about the book, and an excerpt from another of her books.

Author: Marisa De Los Santos

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0062844490

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Love Walked In and Belong to Me comes a profound and heart-rending story about a horrific tragedy that marks one woman and her hometown and about the explosive secrets that come to light twenty years later. Ginny Beale is eighteen, irreverent, funny, and brave, with a brother she adores and a circle of friends for whom she would do anything. Because of one terrible night, she loses them all--and her adventurous spirit--seemingly forever. While the town cheers on the high school football team, someone sets the school's auditorium ablaze. Ginny's best friend Gray Marsden's father, a fire fighter, dies in the blaze. While many in the town believe a notoriously troubled local teen set the fire, Ginny makes a shattering discovery that casts blame on the person she trusts most in the world. Ginny tells no one, but the secret isolates her, looming between her and her friends and ruining their friendship. Over the next two decades, Ginny puts aside her wanderlust and her dreams. Moving back to her hometown, she distances herself from the past and from nearly everyone in it. She marries a quiet man, raises their daughter, Avery, and cares for her tyrannical, ailing mother, Adela. But when Ginny's husband, Harris, becomes embroiled in a scandal, Ginny's carefully controlled life crumbles, and, just when she believes she is regaining her bearings, the secret she's kept for twenty years emerges and threatens to destroy her hopes for the future. With the help of fifteen-year-old Avery and of friends both old and new, Ginny must summon the courage to confront old lies and hard truths and to free herself and the people she loves from the mistakes and regrets that have burdened them for so long.
Categories: Fiction

Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature

Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature

The film is also one of two Peck's pictures mentioned or alluded to in Michael Malone's novel The Four Corners of the Sky (2009). In the following excerpt, however, ... A minor reference to the film appears in Falling Together ...

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781648893391

Category: Art

Page: 373

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This book focuses on the perception of the names, personae, performances and films of three Hollywood megastars, Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum and William Holden, as presented in the references and allusions encountered in American and foreign literature. Its secondary aim is to establish the ‘impact factor’ of the three actors and their major films and provide extensive data for further studies on the complex and bilateral relationships between film and literature. The pertinent quotations in ‘Three Hollywood Stalwarts in Literature: A Study in Film Perception Through References to Peck, Mitchum and Holden’ have been extracted from nearly 220 works by about 140 authors. The majority of the works were written by acclaimed authors; amongst them are some well-known American mainstream writers such as John Updike, John Irving, Fannie Flagg and Anne Tyler; some leaders of the mystery genre include Martha Grimes, Stuart Kaminsky, Elmore Leonard, Sara Paretsky; and a few masters of other popular genres, such as Stephen King and Dean Koontz. The global flavor of the citations is provided by international authors (e.g., Julio Cortázar, Elizabeth Hay, Henri Charrière, Sebastien Japrisot) and authors born to first-generation U.S. immigrants (e.g., Oscar Hijuelos). Almost seventy films referenced in world literature are discussed in the book, and those mentioned in the biggest number of works include ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘The Wild Bunch’, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, ‘Roman Holiday’, ‘Spellbound’, ‘The Guns of Navarone’, and ‘Duel in the Sun’, among others. This book will appeal to college professors and students interested in film studies, specifically film analysis and criticism, film perception, and film genres. It will also hold interest for the general reader interested in biographies of movie personalities and the careers of the three actors, movie and stage actors, and fans of the western, film noir, and war genres.
Categories: Art

And De Fun Don t Done A Les Norton Novel 7

And De Fun Don t Done  A Les Norton Novel 7

But the whole thing was falling together right in front of Norton's eyes. Holding Street. An apt name if ever there was one. That's what those old buildings across the road were. Holding pens for slaves. Prisons.

Author: Robert G. Barrett

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781743548967

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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NOW AN ABC TELEVISION DRAMA STARRING DAVID WENHAM AND REBEL WILSON They don't call him Lucky Les for nothing. A ticket in a raffle and Norton was off to see to US of A-Siestasota, Florida, where it turned out hot, red hot, and it wasn't just the weather.Night club brawls, mafia hitmen, too many girls called Lori, gun crazed Americans and the whole lot washed along in a sea of margaritas. Even for Les Norton it was just too hot to handle. So it was off to 'greener' pastures-the Caribbean-for reggae, rum and Rastafarians, not to mention Sultry Delta, sweet-lipped Esme, and Millwood Downie, schoolteacher, historian and would-be stand-up comic, who helps Les trace his family tree and possibly uncover the biggest earn ever. The world is finally Norton's oyster. All he has to do is get the shell open.
Categories: Fiction

Flesh Coloured Dominoes

Flesh Coloured Dominoes

those concluding sections in which the plot lines come together, and it becomes clear why the novel jumps between and ... In this falling together of apparently unrelated connections, Skujinš was applying a creative principle he had ...

Author: Zigmunds Skujins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781909807655

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Extraordinary and unforgettable characters" WORLD LITERATURE TODAY "Rich and many layered . . . fascinating" CHRISTOPHER MOSELEY When Baroness Valtraute von Bruegen's officer husband's body is severed in two she is delighted to find that the lower half has been sewn onto the upper body of the humble local Captain Ulste. She conceives a child only to see the return of her husband in one piece. What happens next is both indescribably funny and darkly painful. A beautifully written Surrealist novel-cum-political allegory, Flesh-Coloured Dominoes transports the reader between 18th-century Baltic gentry and the narrator's life in the modern world. The connection between the two narratives gradually becomes clear in a mesmerising fantasy of love, lust, and loss as Skijuns creates a work of sublime art that is funny, moving, enlightening and philosophical in equal measure. Translated from the Latvian by Kaija Straumanis
Categories: Fiction

Love Walked in

Love Walked in

Harboring romantic notions about golden-age Hollywood film stars, thirty-one-year-old Philadelphia café manager Cornelia Brown embarks on a too-good-to-be-true relationship with the debonair Martin Grace, while across town, an eleven-year ...

Author: Marisa De los Santos

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: UVA:X004956803

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

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Harboring romantic notions about golden-age Hollywood film stars, thirty-one-year-old Philadelphia café manager Cornelia Brown embarks on a too-good-to-be-true relationship with the debonair Martin Grace, while across town, an eleven-year-old abandoned girl seeks out her estranged father. 40,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

Grailpages

Grailpages

Like Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great novel One Hundred Years of Solitude and its somnambulant village out of time, Gilbert Hernandez ... the book told the meandering tale of two bisexuals and their falling together/falling apart romance, ...

Author: Steven Payne

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781605490151

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 142

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Grailpages brings to light the burgeoning hobby of collecting the original, hand-drawn art that was used to create comic books! Beginning more as a novelty, the hobby of collecting original comic art has expanded to a point where some of the seminal pages commonly run more than $20,000 each! Author Steven Alan Payne allows you to meet collectors from around the globe and hear their passion in their own words, as they detail collections ranging from a few key pages, to broad, encompassing collections of literally hundreds of pages of original comic art by such artists as Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr., and others! Balancing out the narratives are incisive interviews with industry pros, including writers Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart, and Roy Thomas, and exclusive perspectives from Silver Age artists Dick Giordano, Bob McLeod, Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga, and the unparalleled great, Gene Colan! Completing the book is a diverse sampling of breathtakingly beautiful original comic art, some lavishly presented in full-page spreads, including pages not seen publicly for decades!
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles