A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby. Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics...
- Author:Irby, SamanthaSummary:
- Author:Hodgman, JohnSummary:
Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed...
- Author:Frye, StevenSummary:
Named by Harold Bloom as one of the most significant American novelists of our time, Cormac McCarthy has been honored with the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses, the James Tait...
- Author:Kidd, Sue MonkSummary:
The authors describe their introspective journeys to Greece and France, during which they reconnected while Sue grappled with midlife challenges and writer's block and Ann struggled with heartbreak and post-college career questions.
- Author:Fleischmann, T.Summary:
How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies? T Fleischmann uses Felix Gonzáles-Torres's artwork-piles of candy, stacks of paper, puzzles-as a path through...
- Author:Paulsen, GarySummary:
The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure. Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who...
- Author:Kingston, Maxine HongSummary:
- Author:Dicker, JoëlSummary:
August 30, 1975. Fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears. Thirty years later, a young American writer becomes determined to clear his mentor's name, and find the inspiration for...
- Author:Anderson, William, Wilder, Laura IngallsSummary:
These letters illuminate the revered American author's thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and relationships as never before, serving as a sequel to her beloved books and a snapshot of pioneer life.
- Author:Queen, EllerySummary:
Martha Lawrence came to Ellery Queen claiming that her husband's jealousy was putting her in danger. But did the man have grounds for his rage? When unsigned letters begin to arrive, Ellery is dragged all over New York in search of the...
- Author:Delany, Samuel R.Summary:
- Author:Oates, Joyce CarolSummary:
Joyce Carol Oates chronicles her hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State.
- Author:Smith, LeeSummary:
Recounts the last summer of innocence for nine-year-old Susan, who witnesses the disintegration of her parent's marriage, and learns of people's cruelty from the visiting nephew of a neighbor.
- Author:Crary, DuncanSummary:
James Howard Kunstler is best known for his unflinching commentary on the collapse of the American dream in the face of the reality of Peak Oil. Written as a long-form conversational interview, The KunstlerCast explores urban planning,...
- Author:HARRISON, KathrynSummary:
In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman's life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that began when...
- Author:Bernstein, HarrySummary:
An invisible wall ran down the center of the street, dividing the Jewish families from the Christians. This is the enchanting true story of a forbidden love affair that would break down those social walls.
- Author:Bush, Harold K.Summary:
The allure of literary letters and rare first editions captures the imaginations of three professors of English literature and leads to tragedy in the wake of the Great Kobe Earthquake of 1995.
- Author:McCullough, David G.Summary:
Through this inspiring history, McCullough offers an account of ambitious Americans who traveled to Paris between 1830 and 1900 to make their greatest accomplishments.
- Author:Solnit, RebeccaSummary:
A companion to "A Field Guide for Getting Lost." Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories--...
- Author:Hautzig, Esther RudominSummary:
During World War II, when she was eleven years old, the author and her family were arrested in Poland by the Russians as political enemies and exiled to Siberia. She recounts here the trials of the following five years spent on the...