His Favorites

His Favorites

A “tense, taut, and thrilling” (Marie Claire) novel about a teenage girl, a predatory teacher, and a school’s complicity from the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of ...

Author: Kate Walbert

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781476799407

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 420

A “tense, taut, and thrilling” (Marie Claire) novel about a teenage girl, a predatory teacher, and a school’s complicity from the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women—“riveting, terrifying, exactly the book for our times” (Ann Patchett). They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens at night on a “borrowed” golf cart, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents’ rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident. “Devastatingly relevant” (Vogue) and “fueled by gorgeous writing” (NPR), His Favorites reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story coolly describes a series of shattering events and a school that failed to protect her. “Before things turn treacherous, there’s a moment when predation can feel dangerously like kindness…Walbert understands this…His Favorites begs to be read” (Time).
Categories: Fiction

Our Kind

Our Kind

In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the dreams and reality of a group of women who came into the quick rush of adulthood, marriage, and child-bearing during the 1950s.

Author: Kate Walbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416586449

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 245

From the award-winning author of The Gardens of Kyoto comes this witty and incisive novel about the lives and attitudes of a group of women—once country-club housewives; today divorced, independent, and breaking the rules. In Our Kind, Kate Walbert masterfully conveys the dreams and reality of a group of women who came into the quick rush of adulthood, marriage, and child-bearing during the 1950s. Narrating from the heart of ten companions, Walbert subtly depicts all the anger, disappointment, vulnerability, and pride of her characters: "Years ago we were led down the primrose lane, then abandoned somewhere near the carp pond." Now alone, with their own daughters grown, they are finally free—and ready to take charge: from staging an intervention for the town deity to protesting the slaughter of the country club's fairway geese, to dialing former lovers in the dead of night. Walbert's writing is quick-witted and wry, just like her characters, but also, in its cumulative effect, moving and sad. Our Kind is a brilliant, thought-provoking novel that opens a window into the world of a generation and class of women caught in a cultural limbo.
Categories: Fiction

The Gardens of Kyoto

The Gardens of Kyoto

A coming-of-age story set during wartime retraces one woman's struggles with romance as her favorite cousin Randall is called away to the battlefields of the South Pacific.

Author: Kate Walbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684869490

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 338

A coming-of-age story set during wartime retraces one woman's struggles with romance as her favorite cousin Randall is called away to the battlefields of the South Pacific.
Categories: Fiction

The Sunken Cathedral

The Sunken Cathedral

From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award nominee, a “funny…beautiful…audacious…masterful” (J. Courtney Sullivan, The Boston Globe) novel about the way memory haunts and shapes the present.

Author: Kate Walbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476799377

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 991

From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award nominee, a “funny…beautiful…audacious…masterful” (J. Courtney Sullivan, The Boston Globe) novel about the way memory haunts and shapes the present. Marie and Simone, friends for decades, were once immigrants to the city, survivors of World War II in Europe. Now widows living alone in Chelsea, they remain robust, engaged, and adventurous, even as the vistas from their past interrupt their present. Helen is an art historian who takes a painting class with Marie and Simone. Sid Morris, their instructor, presides over a dusty studio in a tenement slated for condo conversion; he awakes the interest of both Simone and Marie. Elizabeth is Marie’s upstairs tenant, a woman convinced that others have a secret way of being, a confidence and certainty she lacks. She is increasingly unmoored—baffled by her teenage son, her husband, and the roles she is meant to play. In a chorus of voices, Kate Walbert, a “wickedly smart, gorgeous writer” (The New York Times Book Review), explores the growing disconnect between the world of action her characters inhabit and the longings, desires, and doubts they experience. Interweaving long narrative footnotes, Walbert paints portraits of marriage, of friendship, and of love in its many facets, always limning the inner life, the place of deepest yearning and anxiety. The Sunken Cathedral is a stunningly beautiful, profoundly wise novel about the way we live now—“fascinating, moving, and significant” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post).
Categories: Fiction

A Short History of Women

A Short History of Women

Inspired by a suffragist ancestor who starved herself to promote the integration of Cambridge University, Evie refuses to marry and Dorothy defies a ban on photographing the bodies of her dead Iraq War soldier sons, a choice that ...

Author: Kate Walbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416594994

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 970

Inspired by a suffragist ancestor who starved herself to promote the integration of Cambridge University, Evie refuses to marry and Dorothy defies a ban on photographing the bodies of her dead Iraq War soldier sons, a choice that embarrasses Dorothy's daughters. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Categories: Fiction

Heaven Has No Favorites

Heaven Has No Favorites

From one of the twentieth century’s master novelists, the author of the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, comes Heaven Has No Favorites, a bittersweet story of unconventional love that sweeps across Europe.

Author: Erich Maria Remarque

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812985634

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 328

From one of the twentieth century’s master novelists, the author of the classic All Quiet on the Western Front, comes Heaven Has No Favorites, a bittersweet story of unconventional love that sweeps across Europe. Lillian is charming, beautiful . . . and slowly dying of consumption. But she doesn’t wish to end her days in a hospital in the Alps. She wants to see Paris again, then Venice—to live frivolously for as long as possible. She might die on the road, she might not, but before she goes, she wants a chance at life. Clerfayt, a race-car driver, tempts fate every time he’s behind the wheel. A man with no illusions about chance, he is powerfully drawn to a woman who can look death in the eye and laugh. Together, he and Lillian make an unusual pair, living only for the moment, without regard for the future. It’s a perfect arrangement—until one of them begins to fall in love. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review
Categories: Fiction

Garden of Eve A Novel

Garden of Eve   A Novel

The horses were undoubtedly some of his favorites. After all, the Good Book says there are winged horses living in Heaven, and who knows? Maybe He picked his favorites from Earth and gave them wings and immortality.

Author: Brian Stewart

Publisher: Boat Angel Outreach Center

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page:

View: 738

What a wonderful tale of romance adventure and wonder. God made Adam and Eve and wants us still to walk with him and be his friends. This is an amazing story for young adults.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

The Virtue of Giving Up

The Virtue of Giving Up

His favorite French philosopher was Voltaire, from whom he learned the importance of arriving at reasoned conclusions by ... including a copy of the first English translation of Les Miserables, which was his favorite Hugo novel.

Author: Judith Anne Dent

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504376792

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 594

This is the story of Judith Dent, a girl growing up in the middle of the last century, completely blind as well as autistic, at a time when few people had even heard of autism. Judy, in her own words, was a child who could lie on the floor and scream until she turned blue from the sheer desperation of realizing she was different, not only from sighted children, but from other blind children. Her familyincluding a mother suffering from paranoid schizophreniawas unequipped and overwhelmed. Schools had no idea how to deal with her. How is it possible that Judith survived her early years, multiple suicide attempts and hospitalizations, finally achieving successas a woman and wife living in her own home and as a PhD graduate? She lacked sight, but she brought to her writings here an extraordinary eye and memory for detail that make it almost possible for the reader to experience her world and understand how she did it.
Categories: Social Science

In Pawn

In Pawn

He read dime novels and a certain “Lives of the Saints.” He had a pile of three hundred or more dime novels and some of his favorites he had read so often that they were mere rags. The “Lives of the Saints” was a later favorite.

Author: Ellis Parker Butler

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066218188

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

View: 356

"In Pawn" by Ellis Parker Butler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

Routledge Library Editions Lord Byron

Routledge Library Editions  Lord Byron

to the Waverley Novels -- his admiration of Scott's generous frank heart , and his gratitude for the way Scott had ... 74 The great eighteenth century novels were his favorites next to Scott , and represented to him the peak in English ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317198765

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1864

View: 283

This set reissues 7 books on the Romantic poet Lord Byron originally published between 1957 and 2005. The volumes examine Byron’s poetry, his poetic development, and his social and private life. Lord Byron’s epic satiric poem Don Juan is examined by some of the leading scholars of Romanticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism