We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2014-03-06
ISBN 10 : 9781782830207
ISBN 13 : 1782830200
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Book Description:

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 The Million Copy Best-Seller Rosemary's young, just at college, and she's decided not to tell anyone a thing about her family. So we're not going to tell you too much either: you'll have to find out for yourselves, round about page 77, what it is that makes her unhappy family unlike any other. Rosemary is now an only child, but she used to have a sister the same age as her, and an older brother. Both are now gone - vanished from her life. There's something unique about Rosemary's sister, Fern. And it was this decision, made by her parents, to give Rosemary a sister like no other, that began all of Rosemary's trouble. So now she's telling her story: full of hilarious asides and brilliantly spiky lines, it's a looping narrative that begins towards the end, and then goes back to the beginning. Twice. It's funny, clever, intimate, honest, analytical and swirling with ideas that will come back to bite you. We hope you enjoy it, and if, when you're telling a friend about it, you do decide to spill the beans about Fern - it's pretty hard to resist - don't worry. One of the few studies Rosemary doesn't quote says that spoilers actually enhance reading.

Karen Joy Fowler s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Karen Joy Fowler s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2020
ISBN 10 : 1922378046
ISBN 13 : 9781922378040
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karen Joy Fowler s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Book Description:

The Insight Text Guide on We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is a comprehensive guide to the novel for senior secondary students of English. It provides detailed notes on context and background, genre, structure and language, as well as an analysis of each chapter. Characters and themes are covered in depth. Essay topics, guidelines on responding to a topic and a complete sample essay give students invaluable support for their own assessment tasks.

The Memory Garden

The Memory Garden
Author : Mary Rickert
Publisher : Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Garden Book Description:

Bay Singer has bigger secrets than most. Not that she knows about them. Her mother, Nan, is sure that the burden of those secrets would be to much, and that's why she's never told anyone the truth, not even Bay. There's a lot that Nan's kept quiet over the years, especially those times with Mavis and Ruthie -- times that were dark and full of guilt. But some secrets have a power all their own, and Nan realizes she needs Mavis and Ruthie now more than ever. When the three meet again in Nan's garden, their reunion has spellbinding effects that none of them could have imagined, least of all Bay ...

Brood

Brood
Author : Jackie Polzin
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages :
Release : 2021-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781529055269
ISBN 13 : 1529055261
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brood Book Description:

'Completely original, full of surprise, humor, grief, and wisdom.' Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves 'Darkly funny and poignant' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train '[Polzin] writes beautifully about everything' New York Times Meet Gloria, Gam Gam, Darkness, Miss Hennepin County, and their unlikely owner. Over the course of a single year, our nameless narrator heroically tries to keep her small brood of four chickens alive despite the seemingly endless challenges that caring for another creature entails. From the freezing nights of a brutal winter to a sweltering summer which brings a surprise tornado, she battles predators, bad luck, and the uncertainty of a future that may not look anything like the one she always imagined. Brood by Jackie Polzin is a darkly witty, deeply moving and startling original debut novel of motherhood and grief, full of sorrow, joy and unrelenting hope. Perfect for fans of Jenny Offill and Elizabeth Strout.

The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club
Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2015-03-12
ISBN 10 : 9780241973707
ISBN 13 : 0241973708
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jane Austen Book Club Book Description:

A moving, wise and delightfully modern comedy of manners from the bestselling, Man Booker shortlisted author Karen Joy Fowler. Six people - five women and a man - meet once a month in California's Central Valley to discuss Jane Austen's novels. They are ordinary people, neither happy nor unhappy, but each of them is wounded in different ways, they are all mixed up about their lives and relationships. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable - under the guiding eye of Jane Austen a couple of them even fall in love... 'A thoroughly delightful comedy of contemporary manners' Entertainment Weekly Karen Joy Fowler is the Man Booker shortlisted, bestselling author of Sister Noon (a PEN/Faulkner prize finalist), Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, The Jane Austen Book Club, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and the story collection Black Glass. She is a PEN/Faulkner Prize finalist and lives in Davis and Santa Cruz, California.

Sister Noon

Sister Noon
Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Total Pages :
Release : 2015-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9781782832089
ISBN 13 : 1782832084
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sister Noon Book Description:

'Words were invented so lies could be told' Mary Ellen Pleasant San Francisco in the 1890s is a town of contradictions, home to a respectable middle class, but with the Wild West lingering in the imagination, and even the behaviour, of some residents. Lizzie Hayes, a seemingly docile, middle-aged spinster, is praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies' Relief and Protection Society Home, or the Brown Ark. She doesn't know it, but she's waiting for the spark that will liberate her from convention. When the wealthy and well-connected but ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark with an orphan in tow, Lizzie is drawn to them both. It is the beautiful Mrs Pleasant, object of suspicion because of her mysterious past and rumoured voodoo practise, who holds the key to freeing Lizzie's rebellious nature. Based on real historical figures, San Francisco in the gilded age is brought vibrantly to life in Karen Joy Fowler's entertaining, evocative and sinister novel.

Build Your House Around My Body

Build Your House Around My Body
Author : Violet Kupersmith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2021-07-08
ISBN 10 : 9780861541003
ISBN 13 : 0861541006
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Your House Around My Body Book Description:

'Gorgeous, completely original, and quite disturbing, usually all three at the same time. Beware! This book might swallow you up.' Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Two young women go missing decades apart. Both are fearless, both are lost. And both will have their revenge. 1986: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Vietnamese family gets lost in an abandoned rubber plantation while fleeing her angry father, and is forever changed by the experience. 2011: Twenty-five years later, a young, unhappy Vietnamese-American named Winnie disappears from her new home in Saigon without a trace. The fates of these two women are inescapably linked, bound together by past generations, by ghosts and ancestors, by the history of possessed bodies and possessed lands. Barrelling through the sweaty nightclubs of Saigon to ramshackle zoos, colonial mansions and haunted forests, Violet Kupersmith's heart-pounding fever dream of a novel deftly combines Vietnamese history and folklore to create an immersive, playful, utterly unforgettable debut.

Betty

Betty
Author : Tiffany McDaniel
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN 10 : 1474617530
ISBN 13 : 9781474617536
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Betty Book Description:

'NOT A STORY YOU WILL SOON FORGET' Karen Joy Fowler, author of Man Booker Prize finalist We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves'A girl comes of age against the knife.' So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of poverty and violence - both from outside the family and also, devastatingly, from within. When her family's darkest secrets are brought to light, Betty has no choice but to reckon with the brutal history hiding in the hills, as well as the heart-wrenching cruelties and incredible characters she encounters in her rural town of Breathed, Ohio.Despite the hardship she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters and her father's brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all she bears witness to, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write.A heartbreaking yet magical story, BETTY is a punch-in-the-gut of a novel - full of the crushing cruelty of human nature and the redemptive power of words.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016
Author : Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2016-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9780544555211
ISBN 13 : 054455521X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 Book Description:

From quiet, elegiac, contemporary tales to far-future, deep-space sagas, the stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Karen Joy Fowler for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 demonstrate the vast spectrum of what science fiction and fantasy aims to illuminate, displaying the full gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears—of not just what we can accomplish or destroy as a person, but what we can accomplish or destroy as a people—and throwing us into strange new worlds that can only be explored when we shed the shackles of reality. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 includes Rachel Swirsky, Sofia Samatar, Charlie Jane Anders, Ted Chiang, Kelly Link, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kij Johnson, Catherynne M. Valente, Dexter Palmer and others KAREN JOY FOWLER, guest editor, is the author of six novels and four short story collections, including We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. She is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, and has won numerous Nebula and World Fantasy awards. JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, series editor, is the best-selling editor of more than two dozen anthologies, including Brave New Worlds and Wastelands. He is the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare and is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a new science fiction/fantasy novel imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Wild Life

Wild Life
Author : Molly Gloss
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2019-02-05
ISBN 10 : 9781534403109
ISBN 13 : 1534403108
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Life Book Description:

In 1905, a cigar-smoking, feminist writer of popular adventure novels for women encounters Bigfoot in Molly Gloss’s best loved novel—­­“never has there been a more authentic, persuasive, or moving evocation of this elusive legend: a masterpiece” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Set among lava sinkholes and logging camps at the fringe of the Northwest frontier in the early 1900s, Wild Life is the story—both real and imagined—of the free-thinking, cigar-smoking, trouser-wearing Charlotte Bridger Drummond, who pens dime-store women’s adventure stories. One day, when a little girl gets lost in the woods, Charlotte anxiously joins the search. When she becomes lost in the dark and tangled woods, she finds herself face to face with a mysterious band of mountain giants…or more commonly known as Sasquatch. With great assurance and skill, Molly Gloss blends “heady cerebral satisfactions, gorgeous prose, and page-turning adventure” (Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves), and puts a new spin on a classic piece of American folklore.