The First Time She Drowned

Author by : Kerry Kletter
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain Cassie O'Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution—dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and more important, whose life she must save. A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward. Praise for The First Time She Drowned: "Lyrical, emotional...resonant." —Entertainment Weekly, MUST LIST "Beautiful and passionate . . . [Kletter is] a writer of great distinction and infinite promise." —Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad "[A] lovely and haunting keep-you-up-all-night heart-wrencher that is both beautiful and raw, painful and uplifting. It’s utterly amazing. An incredible read." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places "Sentence by sentence . . . one of the most lyrical novels I’ve ever read. Haunting and exquisite." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything "The First Time She Drowned is an exquisite and masterful dive, a brave exploration into the complexities of family, and the saving grace of friendship. Kletter’s writing is hypnotic, her characters alive, her story tragic, beautiful, hopeful. Simply put, this book is stunning." —David Arnold, critically acclaimed author of Mosquitoland "[A] beautiful, gut-wrenching ache of a story. If you are at all interested in books, this is required reading." —Becky Albertalli, author of the Morris Award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda "The best writers are able to tell the most difficult stories with the most empathy, and that’s just what Kletter does in this haunting debut. Complex, affirming, and beautifully written." —Stephanie Kuehn, author of the Morris Award-winning Charm & Strange "Gorgeous, sumptuously lyrical, luminous…a feast for lovers of language. The First Time She Drowned singlehandedly shatters every argument that YA books aren't fit fare for adults." —Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King * "[An] excellent debut novel....heart-wrenching....Readers who enjoy the suspense of unreliable narrators, as in Adele Griffin’s Loud Awake and Lost or Stephanie Kuehn’s Complicit, will appreciate this one." —Booklist *STARRED REVIEW* "This heartfelt, lyrical debut will strike a chord with older teens who appreciate contemporary fiction." —Kirkus Reviews "An absorbing read." —VOYA "Kletter’s exploration of a dysfunctional family...is raw with emotion…a sophisticated read.” —School Library Journal "Emotionally devastating...a complex novel that ultimately uplifts." —Publishers Weekly


East Coast Girls

Author by : Kerry Kletter
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIRA
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Description : “Gorgeous writing and page-turning suspense.”—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Surfside Sisters “Readers of Elin Hilderbrand and J. Courtney Sullivan will devour this book.”—Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of One Perfect Summer They share countless perfect memories—and one they wish they could forget. Childhood friends Hannah, Maya, Blue and Renee share a bond that feels more like family. Growing up, they had difficult home lives, and the summers they spent together in Montauk were the happiest memories they ever made. Then, the summer after graduation, one terrible night changed everything. Twelve years have passed since that fateful incident, and their sisterhood has drifted apart, each woman haunted by her own lost innocence. But just as they reunite in Montauk for one last summer, hoping to find happiness once more, tragedy strikes again. This time it’ll test them like never before, forcing them to confront decisions they’ve each had to live with and old secrets that refuse to stay buried. “Poignant…a book whose pages demand to be both snuck in under the covers late into the night and savored.”—Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network


Fiction

Author by : R. S. Gwynn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Watson-Guptill Publications
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Description : This compact anthology begins with an introduction to the short-story genre, then presents works by past and present masters, including Hawthorne, Poe, Maupassant, Chekhov, Wharton, Joyce, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, O'Connor, Lessing, Updike, Oates, Garcia Marquez, Cheever, Atwood, and Walker.


Esquire

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The Weekly Reporter

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Literature

Author by : Laurie G. Kirszner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harcourt College Pub
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Description : [The editors's] practice is to place [nontraditional or contemporary] works where they belong, alongside the "classics": to integrate new with old, familiar with unfamiliar, inviting students to discover new works and to see familiar works in new contexts. Thus, [their] goal in this anthology remains what is has been from the start: not just to expand the literary canon, but also to expand the personal canons of both students and instructors ... [The goal is] to encourage students both to appreciate works representing diverse literary subjects, styles, and perspectives and to recognize their own roles in bringing these diverse works into their personal literary canons by reading, reacting to, and writing about them.-Pref.


An Introduction To Literature

Author by : Sylvan Barnet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pearson Scott Foresman
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Bomb

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Languange : en
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The Gamefulness Of American Postmodernism

Author by : Steven D. Scott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
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Description : Game provides limits, boundaries, and borders to play, thereby both limiting and, paradoxically, enabling meaningful play. This study does not claim that literature is a game in the strong sense, it chooses instead to concentrate on the gamelike shape - the "gamefulness" - that literary postmodernism assumes.


Witches Brew

Author by : Yvonne Jocks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Berkley
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Description : Capturing the world of the witch in her various guises as wicked sorceress, pagan priestess, seductive enchantress, and more, this collection of fiction and poetry features contributions by Ursula K. Le Guin, Dean Koontz, William Shakespeare, Harlan Ellison, Arthur Conan Doyle, Ben Franklin, Mercedes Lackey, H. P Lovecraft, and other notable authors, past and present. Original.


Four Quarters

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Esquire S Big Book Of Fiction

Author by : Adrienne Miller
Languange : en
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Description : An anthology of short fiction from the pages of "Esquire" magazine from the early 1930s to the late 1990s showcases contributions by such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac, Flannery O'Connor, and Saul Bellow.


Time

Author by : Edmund Hodgson Yates
Languange : en
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What Violent Violets Want

Author by : Elizabeth M. Cannon
Languange : en
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Journal Of Narrative Theory

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Languange : en
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Description : "Cultural studies, critical theory, poststructuralism, feminist theory, new historicism".


Outing

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1941

Author by : William K. Klingaman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harpercollins
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Description : Captures the turbulence of a historic year that saw Germany poised on the brink of victory, Roosevelt negotiating with the Japanese, the publication of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," and DiMaggio's fifty-six-game hitting streak


New Times

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Literature

Author by : Sylvan Barnet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Longman Publishing Group
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Total Read : 81
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Bitter Bread

Author by : Ronald Cecil Hamlyn McKie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sydney : Collins
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Total Read : 76
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How It Feels To Float

Author by : Helena Fox
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of the Year "Profoundly moving . . . Will take your breath away." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces A stunningly gorgeous and deeply hopeful portrayal of living with mental illness and grief, from an exceptional new voice. Biz knows how to float. She has her people, her posse, her mom and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn't be here but is. So Biz doesn't tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn't tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface--normal okay regular fine. But after what happens on the beach--first in the ocean, and then in the sand--the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away? Or maybe stay a little longer, find her father, bring him back to her. Or maybe--maybe maybe maybe--there's a third way Biz just can't see yet. Debut author Helena Fox tells a story about love and grief, about inter-generational mental illness, and how living with it is both a bridge to someone loved and lost and, also, a chasm. She explores the hard and beautiful places loss can take us, and honors those who hold us tightly when the current wants to tug us out to sea. "Give this to all your...friends immediately." --Cosmopolitan.com "I haven't been so dazzled by a YA in ages." --Jandy Nelson, author of I'll Give You the Sun (via SLJ) "Mesmerizing and timely." --Bustle "Nothing short of exquisite." --PopSugar "Immensely satisfying" --Girls' Life * "Lyrical and profoundly affecting." --Kirkus (starred review) * "Masterful...Just beautiful." --Booklist (starred review) * "Intimate...Unexpected." --PW (starred review) * "Fox writes with superb understanding and tenderness." --BCCB (starred review) * "Frank [and] beautifully crafted."--BookPage (starred review) "This book will explode you into atoms." --Margo Lanagan, author of Tender Morsels "Helena Fox's novel delivers. Read it." --Cath Crowley, author of Words in Deep Blue "This is not a book; it is a work of art." --Kerry Kletter, author of The First Time She Drowned "Perfect...Readers will be deeply moved." --Books+Publishing


Outing And The Wheelman

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Reckless Appetites

Author by : Jacqueline Deval
Languange : en
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Description : Pomme is a beautiful young woman and a passionate cook in this blend of fiction and literary and culinary anecdote which includes recipes for Charles Dickens' champagne punch, Emily Dickinson's gingerbread, and Victor Hugo's favorite biscuits Tortoni.


With Rapture Bound

Author by : Mary Kay Simmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Pocket Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
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Total Read : 20
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Yatra

Author by : Nina Sibal
Languange : en
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Yi Kwang Su And Modern Korean Literature Muj Ng

Author by : Ann Sung-hi Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell East Asia Series
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Description : Yi Kwang-su (1892-1950) was one of the pioneers of modern Korean literature. When the serialization of Mujong (The Heartless) began in 1917, it was an immediate sensation, and it occupies a prominent place in the Korean literary canon. The Heartless is the story of a love triangle among three youths during the Japanese occupation. Yi Hyōng-sik is a young man in his mid-twenties who is teaching English at a middle school in Seoul. Brilliant but also shy and indecisive, he is torn between two women. Kim Sōn-hyōng is from a wealthy Christian family; she has just graduated from a modern, Western-style school and is planning on continuing her studies in the United States. Pak Yōng-ch'ae is a musically gifted young woman who was raised in a traditional Confucian manner; due to family misfortune, she has become a kisaeng but remains devoted to Hyōng-sik whom she knew as a child. The Heartless goes beyond the level of romantic melodrama and uses these characters to depict Korea's struggles with modern culture and national identity. A long critical introduction discusses Yi Kwang-su's life and work from his birth in 1892 to the publication of his first novel The Heartless in 1917. It contains in-depth analyses of the novel, Yi Kwang-su's literary theory, and early short stories.


Three Times Three

Author by : Howard Haycraft
Languange : en
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Description : For contents, see Author Catalog.