The Sunset Limited: A Novel in Dramatic Form

By Cormac McCarthy

A startling come across on a brand new York subway platform leads strangers to a run-down tenement the place a existence or loss of life selection has to be made.

In that small condominium, “Black” and “White,” because the males are recognized, start a talk that leads every one again via his personal heritage, mining the origins of 2 essentially opposing global perspectives. White is a professor whose probably enviable lifestyles of relative ease has left him still in depression. Black, an ex-con and ex-addict, is the extra hopeful of the men–though he's simply as wanting to persuade White of the ability of religion as White is eager to deny it.

Their target is not any lower than this: to find the that means of life.

Deft, spare, and whole of crafty stress, The sundown Limited is a fantastically crafted, regularly thought-provoking, and deceptively intimate paintings by way of probably the most insightful writers of our time.

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The Reeducation of Cherry Truong: A Novel

By Aimee Phan

"The Reeducation of Cherry Truong transcends ethnicity and tradition and dives headlong into the plight of being human….Aimee Phan's prose is fantastically complicated but strong in what it finds and exposes."---Jennie Shortridge, writer of Eating Heaven

Cherry Truong's mom and dad have exiled her wayward older brother from their Southern California domestic, sending him to Vietnam to dwell with far away kinfolk. decided to convey him again, twenty-one-year-old Cherry travels to her family's local state and unearths herself on a trip to discover decades-old secrets---hidden loves, determined offerings, and lives ripped aside by way of the march of warfare and the currents of history.
The Reeducation of Cherry Truong is the sweeping tale of 2 lively and unforgettable families---the Truongs and the Vos---and their craving for reconciliation, redemption, and a spot to name home.

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A Way in the World: A Novel

By V. S. Naipaul

In his long-awaited, significantly cutting edge new novel, Naipaul, "one of literature's nice tourists" (Los Angles Times), spans continents and centuries to create what's without delay an autobiography and a fictional archaeology of colonialism. "Dickensian . . . an excellent new prism wherein to view (Naipaul's) existence and work."--New York instances.

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My Way: Speeches and Poems

By Charles Bernstein

"Verse is born unfastened yet in every single place in chains. it's been my venture to rattle the chains." (from "The Revenge of the Poet-Critic")

In My Way, (in)famous language poet and critic Charles Bernstein deploys a wide selection of interlinked forms—speeches and poems, interviews and essays—to discover where of poetry in American tradition and within the collage. occasionally comedian, occasionally darkish, Bernstein's writing is irreverent yet constantly suitable, "not structurally challenged, yet structurally challenging."

Addressing many interrelated matters, Bernstein strikes from the position of the general public highbrow to the poetics of scholarly prose, from vernacular modernism to idiosyncratic postmodernism, from id politics to the resurgence of the cultured, from cultural reports to poetry as a functionality artwork, from the small press move to the net. alongside the way in which he presents "close listening" to such poets as Charles Reznikoff, Laura driving, Susan Howe, Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, and Gertrude Stein, in addition to a clean viewpoint on L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, the journal he coedited that grew to become a fulcrum for a brand new wave of North American writing.

In his passionate safety of an activist, leading edge poetry, Bernstein by no means departs from the culturally engaged, linguistically complicated, but frequently very humorous writing that has characterised his new angle to poetry for over two decades. providing a few of his so much bold paintings yet—essays in poetic traces, prose with poetic motifs, interviews miming speech, speeches veering into song—Charles Bernstein's My Way illuminates the latest advancements in modern poetry with its personal contributions to them.

"The results of [Bernstein's] provocative groping is extra stimulating than many books of both poetry or feedback were in fresh years."—Molly McQuade, Washington put up booklet World

"This e-book, for all of its centrifugal task, is a unique but globally appropriate point of view at the literary arts and their associations, provided in reliable religion, but cranky and poignant adequate not to be simply ignored."—Publishers Weekly

"Bernstein has emerged as postmodern poetry's sous-chef of insouciance. My Way is one other of his wealthy concoctions, fortified with mind and pro with laughter."—Timothy grey, American Literature

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The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story

By Theodora Goss

One mesmerizing romance. fanatics preserving secrets and techniques. And a uniquely crafted e-book that binds their tales forever.

When Evelyn Morgan walked into the village bookshop, she didn’t recognize she might meet the affection of her existence. whilst Brendan Thorne passed her a medieval romance, he didn’t are aware of it may swap the process his destiny. It used to be virtually as though they have been the cursed fanatics within the outdated publication itself . . .

The Thorn and the Blossom
 is a awesome literary artifact: you could open the publication in both course to determine even if you’ll first learn Brendan’s, or Evelyn’s account of the mysterious love affair. opt for an aspect, learn it like a customary novel—and in the event you get to the tip, you’ll end up at a complete new starting.

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The Philosopher's Apprentice: A Novel

By James Morrow

A really good thinker with a expertise for self-destruction, Mason Ambrose gratefully accepts a suggestion no ravenous ethicist might refuse. He needs to go back and forth to a personal tropical island and show Londa Sabacthani, a gorgeous, superb adolescent who has misplaced either her reminiscence and her sense of right and wrong in a freak twist of fate. Londa's soul is an empty vessel—and Mason's activity might be to fill it.

But all isn't really because it turns out on Isla de Sangre. Londa's reclusive mom is secretly sheltering a moment baby whose sense of right and wrong is a clean slate. while the secret deepens, Mason confronts a daunting query: what's going to occur whilst Londa, her head full of lofty beliefs and her checking account crammed to bursting, ventures out to remake our fallen global in her personal image?

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The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

By Mitch Albom

“A fantastically rendered story of religion and redemption that makes us imagine, suppose, and hope—and then doubt after which think, as simply Mitch Albom could make us do.”—Garth Stein, writer of The artwork of Racing within the Rain

One morning within the small city of Coldwater, Michigan, the telephones commence ringing. The voices say they're calling from heaven. Is it the best miracle ever? Or a few merciless hoax? As information of those unusual calls spreads, outsiders flock to Coldwater to join it.

At a similar time, a disgraced pilot named Sully Harding returns to Coldwater from legal to find his homeland gripped via “miracle fever.” Even his younger son contains a toy mobilephone, hoping to listen to from his mom in heaven.

As the calls elevate, and facts of an afterlife starts to floor, the town—and the world—transforms. basically Sully, confident there's not anything past this unhappy existence, digs into the phenomenon, decided to disprove it for his baby and his personal damaged heart.

Moving seamlessly among the discovery of the phone in 1876 and a global passionate about the subsequent point of communique, Mitch Albom takes readers on a panoramic journey of frenzied hope.

“Beautiful and clever. probably the main stirring and transcendent heaven tale given that box of Dreams.” —Matthew Quick,  writer of The reliable success of correct Now

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My Life and My Life in the Nineties (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

By Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian is without doubt one of the such a lot admired of up to date American poets. Her poem My lifestyles has garnered accolades and fanatics in and out academia. First released in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My lifestyles is now firmly tested within the postmodern canon. This Wesleyan variation contains the 45-part prose poem series in addition to a heavily similar ten-part paintings titled My existence within the Nineties. An experimental intervention into the autobiographical style, My lifestyles explores the numerous ways that language—the issues humans say and the methods they are saying them—shapes not just their identification, but in addition the very global round them.

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The Collective: A Novel

By Don Lee

“Heartbreaking, attractive, and regularly funny.”―Stephan Lee, Entertainment Weekly

In 1988, Eric Cho, an aspiring author, arrives at Macalester university. On his first day he meets a stunning fledgling painter, Jessica Tsai, and one other would-be novelist, the larger-than-life Joshua Yoon. superb, bawdy, beneficiant, and manipulative, Joshua alters the process their lives, rallying them jointly after they face a teen act of racism. As adults in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the 3 buddies reunite because the 3AC, the Asian American Artists Collective―together negotiating the calls for of artwork, love, trade, and idealism till one other racially tinged controversy hits the headlines, this time with some distance higher outcomes. lengthy after the 3AC has disbanded, Eric displays on those occasions as he attempts to make feel of Joshua’s contemporary suicide.

With wit, humor, and compassion, The Collective explores the dream of turning into an artist, and questions even if the truth is well worth the sacrifice.

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The Mistletoe Effect (One and Only Texas)

By Melissa Cutler

It'll be a Christmas to recollect while inn heiress Carina Briscoe is roped right into a fake marriage with cowboy James Decker, the undesirable boy good supervisor of her family's Texas resort. The marriage should be a sham however the sparks among them are whatever yet. nonetheless, with a bit support from the heroine's interfering relations, they could turn out with the best Christmas reward of all: actual love.

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