Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age
Author : Kiley Reid
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2020-01-07
ISBN 10 : 9781526612175
ISBN 13 : 1526612178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Such a Fun Age Book Description:

'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize A Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan Book of the Year When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ 'Essential. This year's hit debut' Guardian 'A biting tale of race and class' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto. You really should read it, ASAP' Stylist 'About power dynamics, race, social commentary, and also why and how we are the woman we are' Pandora Sykes 'An extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour' Daily Mail 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day A Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick A Sunday Times, Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, i, Daily Telegraph, Grazia and Evening Standard Summer Read

Memorial

Memorial
Author : Bryan Washington
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Total Pages : 306
Release : 2021-01-07
ISBN 10 : 9781838950095
ISBN 13 : 1838950095
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memorial Book Description:

'This feels like a vision for the 21st-century novel... It made me happy' Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous 'Brilliantly details the smallest moments that mean the absolute most, the heartbreakingly human limitations of how we love one another' Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age Benson and Mike are two young guys who have been together for a few years - good years - but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. There's the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other. But when Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation, discovering the truth about his family and his past, while back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together as unconventional roommates, an absurd domestic situation that ends up meaning more to each of them than they ever could have predicted... Funny and profound, Memorial is about family in all its strange forms, becoming who you're supposed to be and the outer limits of love. NAMED A BOOK TO WATCH IN 2021 BY: SUNDAY TIMES | THE TIMES | DAILY MAIL | THE TELEGRAPH | RADIO 4 | IRISH TIMES

Betty Leicester

Betty Leicester
Author : Sarah Orne Jewett
Publisher :
Total Pages : 287
Release : 1890
ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101068599602
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Betty Leicester Book Description:

This work of juvenile fiction tells the story of a girl who goes to spend a summer in New England.

Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind
Author : Rumaan Alam
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN 10 : 9781526633118
ISBN 13 : 1526633116
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leave the World Behind Book Description:

'Easily the best thing I have read all year' KILEY REID, AUTHOR OF SUCH A FUN AGE 'Intense, incisive, I loved this and have still not quite shaken off the unease' DAVID NICHOLLS 'Simply breathtaking . . . An extraordinary book, at once smart, gripping and hallucinatory' OBSERVER ***THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong Amanda and Clay head to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a holiday: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they've rented for the week. But with a late-night knock on the door, the spell is broken. Ruth and G. H., an older couple who claim to own the home, have arrived there in a panic. These strangers say that a sudden power outage has swept the city, and - with nowhere else to turn - they have come to the country in search of shelter. But with the TV and internet down, and no phone service, the facts are unknowable. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple - and vice versa? What has happened back in New York? Is the holiday home, isolated from civilisation, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one another? _______ SOON TO BE A MAJOR GLOBAL NETFLIX ADAPTATION STARRING DENZEL WASHINGTON AND JULIA ROBERTS FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2020 A DAILY TELEGRAPH, GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, IRISH TIMES AND TIME BOOK OF THE YEAR Everyone is talking about LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND 'You will probably need to read it in as close to one sitting as possible' Sunday Times 'A page-turner taking in themes of isolation, race and class' Guardian 'A book that could have been tailor-made for our times' The Times 'A literary page-turner that will keep you awake even after it ends' Mail on Sunday 'An exceptional examination of race and class and what the world looks like when it's ending' Roxane Gay 'A thrilling book - one that will speak to readers who have felt the terror of isolation in these recent months and one that will simultaneously, as great books do, lift them out of it' Vogue 'Explores complex ideas about privilege and fate with miraculous wit and grace' Jenny Offill 'For the reader, the invisible terror outside in Leave the World Behind echoes the sense of disquiet today in a world convulsed by the pandemic' Financial Times 'Alam's achievement is to see that his genre's traditional arc, which relies on the idea of aftermath, no longer makes sense. Today, disaster novels call for something different' New Yorker 'Read it with the lights on' Jenna Bush Hager, October Book Club pick

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1890
ISBN 10 : UVA:X030216379
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Age Book Description:

Living Age

Living Age
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1876
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105010212426
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Age Book Description:

Isn t This Fun

Isn t This Fun
Author : Michael Foley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2016-06-30
ISBN 10 : 9781471154836
ISBN 13 : 1471154831
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isn t This Fun Book Description:

Michael Foley wants to understand why he doesn't appear to be experiencing as much 'fun' as everyone else. So, with characteristic wit and humour, he sets out to understand what fun really means, examining its heritage, its cultural significance and the various activities we associate with fun. He investigates pursuits such as dancing, sex, holidays, sport, gaming, and comedy, and concludes that fun is not easy, simple and fixed, as many seem to believe, but elusive, complex and constantly changing. In fact, fun is a profoundly serious business, a range of new group rituals evolving in response to cultural developments, often motivated as much by spirituality as hedonism. Also, while fun is a modern phenomenon it turns out to have recreated many of the elements of early ritual. His findings will invigorate you with insights, make you laugh at life, and quite possibly help you to understand why the post-post-modern is actually the pre-pre-modern.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1908
ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924057460069
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Age Book Description:

The Present Age

The Present Age
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1882
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080204848
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Littell s Living Age

Littell s Living Age
Author : Eliakim Littell
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1895
ISBN 10 : IOWA:31858021775394
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Littell s Living Age Book Description: