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📒Imagine Me Gone ✍ Adam Haslett
📝Imagine Me Gone Book Synopsis : FINALIST for the PULITZER PRIZE LONG-LISTED for the NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER of the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST for the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST for the KIRKUS PRIZE LONG-LISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL TOP 10 NOVELS OF THE YEAR -- TIME, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, BBC, Newsday ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Barnes & Noble, BookPage, BuzzFeed, Elle, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Kirkus, NPR, Refinery29, Seattle Times, Shelf Awareness, WBUR's On Point "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 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 fiancé, 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.
📒Union Atlantic ✍ Adam Haslett
📝Union Atlantic Book Synopsis : 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.
📒An Actual Life ✍ Abigail Thomas
📝An Actual Life Book Synopsis : An “entirely wonderful” novel about an unplanned pregnancy, and an unwanted marriage, in early-1960s New Jersey—“hilarious and deeply touching” (Anne Lamott). Virginia and Buddy “had to get married.” Their daughter, Madeline, was conceived the first time they “did it” in Buddy’s room at college. Virginia’s school asked her to leave, and her parents put on a wedding. And now? Well, as Virginia puts it, “now that we know each other a little better it turns out we are actually strangers.” In this second summer of Virginia and Buddy’s marriage, there is no money, no love, and no foreseeable future. Virginia, all of nineteen, is determined to either make it work or find a way out, especially after Buddy starts hanging around with an old girlfriend. But it won’t be easy, in this “masterful” tale of a less-than-perfect journey into adulthood that puts a surprising twist on what happily-ever-after can mean (Newsday). From the New York Times–bestselling author of A Three Dog Life and What Comes Next and How to Like It, this is “a coming-of-age story with a twist . . . wryly funny . . . bittersweet, nostalgic, magical” (Georgia Times-Union).
📒Losing Arthur ✍ Paul A. Mendelson
📝Losing Arthur Book Synopsis : 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.
📒You Are Not A Stranger Here ✍ Adam Haslett
📝You Are Not a Stranger Here Book Synopsis : 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.
📒Other People S Countries ✍ Patrick McGuinness
📝Other People s Countries Book Synopsis : Winner of the 2014 Duff Cooper Prize Winner of the 2015 Welsh Book of the Year Award Shortlisted for the 2015 James Tait Black Memorial Prize Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Ackerley prize Longlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize Let me take you down the thin cobblestoned streets of the Belgian border town of Bouillon. Let me take you down the alleys that lead into its past. To a town peopled with eccentrics, full of charm, menace and wonder. To the days before television, to Marie Bodard’s sweetshop, to the Nazi occupation and unexpected collaborators. To a place where one neighbour murders another over the misfortune of pigs and potatoes. To the hotel where the French poet Verlaine his lover Rimbaud, holed up whilst on the run from family, creditors and the law. This exquisite meditation on place, time and memory is an illicit peek into other people’s countries, into the spaces they have populated with their memories, and might just make you revisit your own in a new and surprising way.
📒Imagine Me And You ✍ Billy Mernit
📝Imagine Me and You Book Synopsis : 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. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The Voyages And Adventures Of Captain Robert Boyle The Eighth Edition ✍ Robert BOYLE (Captain.)
📝The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Robert Boyle The eighth edition Book Synopsis :
📒Imagine Me ✍ Brenda Fantroy-Johnson
📝Imagine Me Book Synopsis : Imagine Me is a riveting story of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the early ’60s. The setting is Detroit where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of-age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit River, a time of developing and discovering identity. The memoir gives a detailed accounting of how a self-described “good girl” copes with the early tragedies of childhood loss and abandonment. Growing from a child having children to the becoming of a woman who refuses to let herself quit, this is a story of strength and commitment to fulfill her mother’s directive, proving to herself—even through domestic violence, drugs, and alcohol abuse—that faith can get you out and enough faith can overcome fear. This is a journey of hope and dreams fulfilled.
📒Cognition Language And Consciousness ✍ Gary Greenberg
📝Cognition Language and Consciousness Book Synopsis : First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.