The nightmare no parent could endure. The case no detective could solve. The twist no reader could predict.
For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.
In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout.
Herman Melville's masterpiece, one of the greatest works of imagination in literary history
The first collection from a Whiting Writers Award winner whose work has become a fixture of The Paris Review and n+1
It is 2001 in New York City, in the lull between the collapse of the dot-com boom and the terrible events of September 11th. Silicon Alley is a ghost town, Web 1.0 is having adolescent angst, Google has yet to IPO, Microsoft is still considered the Evil Empire.
Helen DeWitt's 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was -destined to become a cult classic- (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so -Why not just, 'destined to become a classic?'- (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise?
Poetry. "To enter into these poems one must be fully committed, as the poet is, to seeing this world as it is, to staying with it, moment by moment, day by day. Yet these poems hold a dark promise: this is how you can do it, but you must be fully engaged, which means you must be fully awake, you must wake up inside it.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
The Virginity of Famous Men, award-winning story writer Christine Sneed's deeply perceptive collection on the human condition, features protagonists attempting to make peace with the choices--both personal and professional--they have so far made.
Seattle Times, Minnesota Star Tribune, Huffington Post, andPublishers Weekly. From quite possibly America's best living writer of short stories (NPR), Ninety-Nine Stories of God finds Joy Williams reeling between the sublime and the surreal, knocking down the barriers between the workaday and the divine.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals--and most misunderstood presidents
Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize
The legendary writer's first collection in more than ten years and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.
General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.
Read like a play, you cant help but play it out in your head. The characters are a volatile pack of renegades that kind of are enchanting in their own, although slightly messed up way.
This is a book for the person who is so tired of reality. Rules for Werewolves, although not my "typical" pick was a much needed escape. It was actually fantastic to be able to level with characters who were not wrapped up in a logical thought processes.
A book about getting lost, tearing it up, and not apologizing for it.
A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of America's most enduring authors
"Kagami jerks a thumb toward the Morman temple. The folks in that building, he says, believe America was first settled by a lost tribe of Israel. Your dad thinks that white people were create by an evil scientist. You never know what somebody's going to grab onto when he starts to sink, kid. Don't be too sure you know where Stanley's coming from these days."Fantastic. It's huge, but it's researched to an indescribable measure. You will think about it while you sleep. You will dream about it all day long. Most days I could not wait to get back to reading it. This is a book that really consumes your thoughts, while on the time transcending journey within, it keeps your mind running. Martin Seay tells this story with inexplicable greatness and resounding depth. A fantastic debut novel. Anxious to see what is to come. Martin Seay is in my opinion, one of the next greats. I can't tell you what I was doing when I was reading this book, because I was not around to notice my own surroundings.
An NYRB Classics Original
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
A man questions everything--his faith, his morality, his country--as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq; an unprecedented memoir and "an act of incredible bravery" (Phil Klay)
A beautiful book of stories that tore me apart and put me back together in the span of a night in which it became impossible to put down. Unforgettable.
The Witches is completely fascinating. All history buffs will relish in it. The sheer amount of research she had to sift through, then with the added bonus of being fragmented and inconspicous; It was really hard work. Stacy Schiff tackles this completely misrepresnted era in womens and American history that was so nauseatingly, inaccurately portrayed by pop culture. Persecution is never pretty, it is ugly and kind of terrifying. She brilliantly examines " the witchhunt" mentality. Interesting and thorough.
-I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire. . . . I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it. Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought.
ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
Do you every just want to hop on your horse and take off for Mexico? If I had a dollar for every time I did, I could take like hundreds of horses to Mexico. Sigh, ok maybe not present day Mexico. I read this and re-read this when I forget what the word adventure means and forget what it means to love someone. I am a pretty romantic guy and let me tell you, if John Grady Cole came riding to me on horseback, we would be riding off into the sunset. No doubt about it. Lyrical and beautiful, deep and soulful. It will make you aware of things about yourself you had no idea of. It is a breath of fresh air, in a book.
Nick Flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.
In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.
"Annihilation "is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, "Authority "is the second, and "Acceptance" is the third.
Maybe the coolest photography exhibit ever. Its a close call.