Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone
Author: Adam Haslett
Publsiher: Hamish Hamilton
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 9780241972885
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine Me Gone Book Excerpt:

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017 Universal and essential, the heart-breaking story of an ordinary American family shaped by tragedy Michael is a precocious kid, smart and funny, obsessed with books and music. His sister Celia is the sensible one in the family: tougher than the boys, unshakeably certain about how the world works. And then there's Alec, the most ambitious and also the most sensitive, growing up in the shadow of his older siblings. While all three are still young, the course of their lives is changed forever. In a family marked by tragedy, Michael, Celia and Alec struggle for years to save one another from the destructive legacy of guilt. Weaving together the voices of five family members, Adam Haslett imagines how a single event can define many lives, unfolding a rich and painful novel that has all the makings of an American classic.

Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone
Author: Adam Haslett
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 031626136X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine Me Gone Book Excerpt:

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret's fiancée, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father's pain in the life of a family. With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives. "Haslett is one of the country's most talented writers, equipped with a sixth sense for characterization"-Wall Street Journal "Ambitious and stirring . . . With Imagine Me Gone , Haslett has reached another level."-New York Times Book Review

Imagine Me Gone

Imagine Me Gone
Author: Adam Haslett
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2016-08-03
ISBN: 9781410492296
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine Me Gone Book Excerpt:

When Margaret's fiancae, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings-the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec-struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.

An Actual Life

An Actual Life
Author: Abigail Thomas
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1997-11-04
ISBN: 068483751X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Actual Life Book Excerpt:

In 1960, two young people, Buddy and Virginia, who married because of an unexpected pregnancy, struggle to cope with financial strain, parenthood, and their own relationship during the second summer after their wedding

Losing Arthur

Losing Arthur
Author: Paul A. Mendelson
Publsiher: Book Guild Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 1912362236
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Arthur Book Excerpt:

In Hackney, London, Zack Farmer – quirky, imaginative but bullied at school – has only one true friend in the world: Arthur. The trouble is, only Zack can see him, and one day Zack’s mum gets fed up, grabs Arthur, stuffs the handful of what she thinks is thin air into a box and posts it to Zack’s long-departed and vanished Scottish father, Stuart. In Cape Fury, Scotland, a farmer called Stuart opens the mysterious box. It contains something only his wee eight-year old girl, Kirstie can see: a befuddled, odd-looking little creature. A shiny green chap with an extra eye in the back of his head. A streetwise, Cockney ‘lad’, calling himself Arthur. But there’s one big problem – Arthur, so far from home and Zack, is fading fast. Quick-thinking Arthur has left a valuable part of himself behind in London. A tiny, green disc – a clue to save his life. So now loner Zack, usually so timid, has to set off on a perilous journey to rescue his imaginary friend before he fades away forever. But there’s one massive problem. Someone or something out there is trying to stop Zack… Paul A. Mendelson is a British writer known for his work on television and radio. His comedy series include the long-running, BAFTA-nominated BBC series May to December as well as So Haunt Me and My Hero. He wrote Losing It, a film for ITV starring Martin Clunes, which was nominated for the Televisual Best Writing Award and has been broadcast worldwide. Paul wrote the Radio 4 plays I am I said, Fireworks at the Villa Lucia and A Meeting In Seville. He has adapted the latter into a screenplay, which is currently in development. Recent radio dramas have included six adaptations of Joyce Porter’s crime novels about the appalling Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover and the highly-acclaimed CS Forester dramatisations, CS Forester’s London Noir. Paul created the cult series Neighbors From Hell, broadcast in the US. He has written two new US pilots and three movies with LA screenwriter Alan Moscowitz and is also developing comedy and drama projects elsewhere.

Union Atlantic

Union Atlantic
Author: Adam Haslett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN: 0307388298
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Union Atlantic Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Me Gone and the Pulitzer Prize finalist You Are Not A Stranger Here, a stunning, masterful portrait of our modern gilded age. At the heart of Union Atlantic lies a test of wills between a retired history teacher, Charlotte Graves—who has suddenly begun to hear her two dogs speaking to her in the voices of Cotton Mather and Malcolm X—and an ambitious young banker, Doug Fanning, who is building an ostentatious mansion on what was once Charlotte’s family land. Drawn into the conflict is Nate Fuller, a troubled high-school student who stirs powerful emotions in both of them. What emerges is a riveting story of financial power, the defense of tradition, and the distortions of desire these forces create. With remarkable scope and precision, Union Atlantic delivers a striking vision of the violent, anxious world we’ve come to inhabit.

The Qualitative Inquiry Reader

The Qualitative Inquiry Reader
Author: Norman K. Denzin,Yvonna S Lincoln
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780761924920
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qualitative Inquiry Reader Book Excerpt:

The Qualitative Inquiry Reader offers a selection of landmark articles from the SAGE journal Qualitative Inquiry. These works introduce framework that will allow scholars and students to interpret cutting edge work in the field of qualitative inquiry.

Passion and Peril

Passion and Peril
Author: Suzanne Brockmann,Jill Sorenson
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 0373778201
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passion and Peril Book Excerpt:

Collects two romantic suspense stories, including "Scenes of Passion," wherein Maggie's childhood friend Michael persuades her to take some risks in her quiet life, and, as she is ready to marry him, she discovers the secret he has been hiding.

Scenes of Passion

Scenes of Passion
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2019-01-14
ISBN: 1488051526
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenes of Passion Book Excerpt:

An enthralling story of danger and desire, first published in 2003. Safe and steady pretty much sums up Maggie Stanton’s life. But a chance encounter stirs long-buried desires and urges her to do the unimaginable—take a risk. Shockingly, the man who convinces her to forsake predictability for passion is the full-grown version of her childhood best friend. Only, this Matthew Stone wants more and Maggie almost believes that their whirlwind romance is meant to be. Then she learns that Matthew is keeping a secret and the consequences could change everything…

Prisoners of Chance

Prisoners of Chance
Author: Randall Parrish
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2022-09-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prisoners of Chance Book Excerpt:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Prisoners of Chance" (The Story of What Befell Geoffrey Benteen, Borderman, through His Love for a Lady of France) by Randall Parrish. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Imagine Me and You

Imagine Me and You
Author: Billy Mernit
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN: 0307407322
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagine Me and You Book Excerpt:

After four years of marriage, Jordan believes that he and his beloved Italian wife, Isabella, have found their happy ending. True, he’s not exactly winning over Hollywood with his screenplays, and to make ends meet he’s had to take a job teaching writing, but he’s certain his big break is just around the corner. So when Isabella suddenly leaves him and returns to her native Rome, Jordan refuses to accept that their marriage is over. Raised on romantic comedies and fed a steady diet of Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, Jordan has always believed that there is a simple formula for love–and it follows the rhythm of the classic romantic comedy. Seizing on Isabella’s jealous nature, Jordan decides that in order to get her back, he must date another woman. But since he can’t imagine actually dating anyone else, he makes someone up. Her name is Naomi, and she’s based on a very attractive, very French former student of Jordan’s. To make their pretend relationship believable, Jordan “goes out” with Naomi in his imagination–providing her with dialogue, fleshing out her personality, even dressing her. All is going swimmingly–and the ruse seems to be working on Isabella–when Jordan realizes that Naomi has taken on a life of her own. She shows up everywhere, though only he can see her, and she seems to have a muselike agenda for the bewildered writer. Strangely, the phantom Naomi seems to provide the inspiration that Jordan’s screenwriting has been missing for so long. But be careful what you wish for. Just when it looks as if Isabella may consider coming back, life with Naomi becomes even more bizarrely complicated, and soon Jordan is desperate to make her disappear. He’s learning the hard way that once Pandora’s box is opened, it’s a bitch to close.

You Are Not a Stranger Here

You Are Not a Stranger Here
Author: Adam Haslett
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2003-08-12
ISBN: 0385720726
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are Not a Stranger Here Book Excerpt:

In these unforgettable stories, the acclaimed author of Imagine Me Gone explores lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. The impact is at once harrowing and thrilling. An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son. A bereaved boy draws a thuggish classmate into a relationship of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged woman, a long-time resident of a psychiatric hospital, becomes the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. Told with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, and conveying both the sorrow of life and the courage with which people rise to meet it, You Are Not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling.

Bonaparte

Bonaparte
Author: Fritz von Unruh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1928
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Going Blind

Going Blind
Author: Jonathan Penner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Southern Literary Messenger

Southern Literary Messenger
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Literary Messenger Book Excerpt:

The Southern literary messenger

The Southern literary messenger
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 974
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Southern literary messenger Book Excerpt:

West Coast Plays

West Coast Plays
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 750
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Resolutions

The Resolutions
Author: Brady Hammes
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN: 1984818058
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resolutions Book Excerpt:

Three accomplished, globe trotting siblings in crisis take refuge in the last place they would ever expect—back home in Chicago, with one another—in this razor-sharp debut for readers of The Nest, Commonwealth, and Imagine Me Gone “A vivid literary thrill ride . . . Take the journey. The pages will fly by.”—Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook The three Brennan siblings are well on their way in the world. Samantha, the youngest, is a ballerina who recently joined the ranks of a Russian dance company; her brother Jonah is a grad student studying elephants in the rainforest of Gabon; and the eldest, Gavin, has stayed closer to home, living in Los Angeles and acting in a television series. But as the holidays draw near, all three find themselves in profoundly troubling, though distinctly different, predicaments. Samantha is losing the battle to keep her drug addiction from ruining her career; Jonah, in his attempts to protect his elephants, gets in way too deep with a gang of ivory poachers; and Gavin’s TV show is canceled the same day his girlfriend moves out. With their lives run aground, they reunite in their parents’ home for the holidays, where they discover that the bonds between siblings are unshakable. But with their personal problems threatening to derail their nascent careers and possibly their very survival, the three embark on a trip to West Africa in a perilous attempt to right their crooked paths. The Resolutions is a contemporary look at three young people in the defining moments of their lives, by a talented author just getting started on a promising literary career.

Landslide

Landslide
Author: Minna Proctor
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1936787628
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landslide Book Excerpt:

“Landslide is that rare book that somehow succeeds in being both knowing and open–hearted, both formally sly and emotionally direct. Its timeless subjects—grief, storytelling, the giving up of childish things—are rendered in ways that are as movingly honest as they are probing and unfamiliar. A swift, compelling read.” —Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone Minna Zallman Proctor's Landslide is a captivating collection of interconnected personal essays. These “true stories” explore the author’s complicated relationship with her mother—who was diagnosed with cancer at age fifty–seven and died fifteen years later—and the ways in which their connection was long the “prime mover” of Proctor’s life, the subtle force coursing beneath her adulthood. As such, these vibrant essays also narrate the trials and triumphs of Proctor’s own life—shifting between America and Italy (and loving “being a foreigner, the constant sense of unfamiliarity that supplanted all of my expectations and disappointments”), her bumpy first marriage, the profound pleasure she takes in motherhood, and the confounding experience of trying to arrange a Jewish burial for her “Jewish, not quite Jewish” mother. Proctor has an integrity and humor that is never extinguished despite life’s mounting difficulties. She also slyly questions her own narrative throughout. “Not having told this story before means I never fixed many details in my memory,” she writes. “[I] have to rely on flashes, the transparent stills that hang in my mind, made of smell, the way the light casts, the wind on skin.” The essays in this book are a sharply intelligent exploration of what happens when death and divorce unmoor you from certainties, and about the unreliable stories we tell ourselves, and others, in order to live.

Picture Me Gone

Picture Me Gone
Author: Meg Rosoff
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 0141344059
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picture Me Gone Book Excerpt:

Picture Me Gone is the compelling new novel by the author of How I Live Now, Meg Rosoff Mila is on a roadtrip across the USA with her father. They are looking for his best friend but Mila discovers a more important truth. Sometimes the act of searching reveals more than the final discovery can. Adults do not have all the answers. It all depends what questions you ask. A brilliantly atmospheric exploration of someone on the brink of adulthood, from prizewinning author Meg Rosoff, author of HOW I LIVE NOW. This is a compelling read in the tradition of Meg's acclaimed novels such as WHAT I WAS and JUST IN CASE. 'Completely, completely wonderful' - Lucy Mangan, Guardian 'Nobody describes the strengths and pain of being young quite like Meg Rosoff . . . she excels at blending tragic events, comedy, philosophical concepts and love into unexpected and engaging fictions' - The Times 'The only predictable thing about Meg Rosoff is that each book will be entirely different from the last . . . Picture Me Gone is a delightfully authentic slice of life' - Daily Mail 'Picture Me Gone charts the tiny shifts in allegiance and unexpected situations through which the heroine discovers that the stories she lives by will not be enough for the pitiless, messy, adult world. In this finely tuned minimalist work, every detail counts' - Guardian 'Printz Award-winning author Meg Rosoff's latest novel is a gorgeous and unforgettable page-turner about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss' - goodreads.com 'A great read' - Mizz 'Rosoff's talent is in writing believable, many-layered characters, and Picture Me Gone is a neat, beautiful little novel that unravels the ties that bind' - Stylist (Stylist's Top 10 Must-Reads) Meg Rosoff became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. What I Was was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy'. Meg was born and grew up in Boston, USA, worked in advertising in New York and has lived in London for the last 20 years. She is married to an artist and they have one daughter.