A Heaven of Others

By Joshua Cohen

"Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that's terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. for my part, it firmly areas the writer at the comparable point as Kafka."—Michael Disend, writer of Stomping the Goyim

"The concept that there are a number of heavens, correct ones and unsuitable ones, white ones and black ones, is driven to its fantastical limits by means of Brooklyn author Joshua Cohen in his dream-world novel of the afterlife. . . . Heaven is a hard yet profitable learn on thematic and formal levels."—The Brooklyn Rail

"A breathless flight of managed delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous journey of an afterlife the place earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the mind-blowing and overturns the area to return. . . . it is a courageous publication that are meant to earn its younger writer the reader's profound and enduring admiration."—Steve Stern, writer of The Frozen Rabbi

When a ten-year-old Jewish boy is exploded on a Jerusalem road by way of a ten-year-old Palestinian boy, he wakes up in a heaven not anyone in his culture ready him for, a heaven of others. Joshua Cohen's novel stands on the crossroads of a conflicted urban and wordplay that either celebrates and dismantles tradition.

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Back When We Were Grownups: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By Anne Tyler

“A fantastic NOVEL . . . Tyler’s eye and ear for familial supply and take is unerring, her humanity impossible to resist. You’ll are looking to flip again to the 1st bankruptcy the instant you end the last.”
People (Page-Turner of the Week)

“STUNNING . . . ‘Once upon a time,’ the tale starts off, ‘there was once a girl who stumbled on she had changed into the inaccurate person.’ . . . With Rebecca Davitch, Tyler has created a personality who's courageous sufficient to appear again on her existence and to visualize herself making other kinds of decisions. courageous adequate to ask yourself what honesty seems like, even if there's ever fairly a unmarried distillation of self that's unshakable and precise. . . . Anne Tyler has a expertise for spinning out characters . . . who pass on dwelling lengthy after their tales end.”
–The Baltimore Sun

“Her characters endear themselves to the reader with their candor and their wit and their basic decency. . . . The appeal of an Anne Tyler novel lies within the readability of her prose and the knowledge of her observations.”
–The Washington submit ebook World

“RESEMBLES JANE AUSTEN’S PERSUASION IN THAT IT’S a singular approximately moment percentages . . . the stress that retains the narrative alive is our hope for Rebecca to get the popularity and admire that we all know she merits from her kin, and from herself. It’s consistently solid to have a personality to root for.”
–San Jose Mercury News

“Maybe there’s whatever wonderful to be acknowledged, in spite of everything, for companionship, universal reason, and sanctuary. And what there's to assert, Anne Tyler has been asserting for many years, with gravity and grace.”
–The long island occasions e-book Review

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The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Combining scholarship overlaying a hundred and fifty years of novel writing within the united states, newly commissioned essays learn 80 African American novels. They contain recognized works in addition to writings lately recovered or stated. the gathering positive factors essays at the slave narrative, coming of age, vernacular modernism, and the post-colonial novel to assist readers achieve a greater appreciation of the African American novel's range and complexity.

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Une chanson douce

By Mary Higgins Clark

Kate gît, inconsciente et grièvement brûlée, sur un lit d'hôpital. l. a. jeune femme a réussi à échapper aux flammes qui ont ravagé, en pleine nuit, l. a. manufacture familiale de meubles anciens et le bâtiment attenant où étaient stockées de précieuses antiquités.

Simple twist of fate ? Pour los angeles police qui enquête sur l. a. l'explosion à l'origine de l'incendie, Kate est suspecte : que faisait-elle là à une heure si tardive, elle qui travaille aujourd'hui pour une des plus grandes sociétés d'audit ? Pour innocenter sa soeur, Hannah est décidée à aller chercher sous les cendres los angeles clé de cette inquiétante énigme. Au risque de découvrir un dangereux mystery. los angeles douce mélodie du passé devient vite entêtante quand los angeles reine du suspense nous entraîne au coeur d'un fascinant mystère familial, hanté par un tueur sans scrupules.

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My Ántonia (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Willa Cather

My Ántonia inspires the Nebraska prairie lifetime of Willa Cather's early life, and commemorates the spirit and braveness of immigrant pioneers in the US. one in all Cather's earliest novels, written in 1918, it's the tale of Ántonia Shimerda, who arrives at the Nebraska frontier as a part of a relations of Bohemian emigrants. Her tale is instructed throughout the eyes of Jim Burden, a neighbor who will befriend Ántonia, educate her English, and persist with the striking tale of her life.
Working within the fields of waving grass and tall corn that dot the nice Plains, Ántonia forges the sturdy spirit that would hold her during the demanding situations she faces whilst she strikes to town. yet basically while she returns to the prairie does she recuperate her energy and regain a feeling of goal in lifestyles. within the quiet, probing intensity of Willa Cather's artwork, Ántonia's tale turns into a mobbing elegy to these whose endurance and power helped construct the yankee frontier.

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The Federalist (Barnes & Noble Classics)

By Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay

The Federalist, through Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, is a part of the Barnes & Noble vintage sequence, which deals caliber versions at cheap costs to the scholar and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras.

A vintage of yank political idea, The Federalist is a sequence of eighty-five essays by way of 3 authors— Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay —the function of which used to be to achieve help for the proposed new structure of the us, a record that many thought of too radical. lots of the “papers” have been released in periodicals because the vote on approving it drew close to. with no the aid of those powerfully persuasive essays, the structure probably don't have been ratified and the United States would possibly not have survived as a nation.

Beginning with an attack upon the country’s first structure, the Articles of Confederation, the authors of The Federalist current a masterly safety of the recent procedure. Hamilton, Madison, and Jay—three of our such a lot influential founders—comment brilliantly on factor after factor, even if it's the correct dimension and scope of presidency, taxation, or impeachment. this present day lawmakers and politicians often invoke those commentaries, greater than 2 hundred years when they first appeared.

Written in haste and through a time of significant difficulty within the new American executive, the articles weren't anticipated to accomplish immortality. at the present time, in spite of the fact that, many historians give some thought to The Federalist because the 3rd most crucial political rfile in American heritage, simply in the back of the statement of Independence and the structure itself. they've got develop into the benchmark of yank political philosophy, and the easiest rationalization of what the Founding Fathers have been attempting to achieve.

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