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📒There There ✍ Tommy Orange
✏There There Book Summary : ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic.
📒No There There ✍ Chris Rhomberg
✏No There There Book Summary : Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the '20s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the '40s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the '60s, Oakland, California, seems to encapsulate in one city the broad and varied sweep of urban social movements in twentieth-century America. Taking Oakland as a case study of urban politics and society in the United States, Chris Rhomberg examines the city's successive episodes of popular insurgency for what they can tell us about critical discontinuities in the American experience of urban political community.
📒There S A Lion In My Cornflakes ✍ Michelle Robinson
✏There s a Lion in My Cornflakes Book Summary : Have you ever collected coupons from a cereal box? Maybe you were saving them up for a book or a toy. Well, when Dan and his brother decide to collect 100 coupons so that they can have their very own lion, they assume the task will be easy enough. How wrong can you be?! A wildly wacky story where anything can happen, There's a Lion in My Cornflakes brings together bestselling author Michelle Robinson and award-winning illustrator Jim Field for the very first time, with hilarious results. Brilliantly read by Lenny Henry. Please note that audio is not supported by all devices, please consult your user manual for confirmation.
📒Shakespeare Lexicon And Quotation Dictionary ✍ Alexander Schmidt
✏Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary Book Summary : Provides definitions and locations of every word Shakespeare used in his writings. Also includes exact quotations from some of Shakespeare's most famous works.
📒Great Apes ✍ Will Self
✏Great Apes Book Summary : Some people lost their sense of proportion, others their sense of scale, but Simon Dykes, a middle-aged, successful London painter, has lost his sense of perspective in a most disturbing fashion. After a night of routine, pedestrian debauchery, traipsing from toilet to toilet, and imbibing a host of narcotics on the way, Simon wakes up cuddled in his girlfriend’s loving arms. Much to his dismay, however, his girlfriend has turned into a chimpanzee. To add insult to injury, the psychiatric crash team sent to deal with him as he flips his lid is also comprised of chimps. Indeed, the entire city is overrun by clever primates, who, when they are not jostling for position, grooming themselves, or mating some of the females, can be found driving Volvos, hanging out on street corners, and running the world. Nonetheless convinced that he is still a human, Simon is confined to the emergency psychiatric ward of Charing Cross Hospital, where he becomes the patient of Dr. Zack Busner, clinical psychologist, medical doctor, anti-psychiatrist, and former television personality—an expert at the height of his reign as alpha male. As Busner attempts to convince him that “everyone who is fully sentient in this world are chimpanzees,” Simon struggles with the horrifying delusion that he is really a human trapped in a chimp’s body. Written with the same brilliant satiric wit that has distinguised Self’s earlier fiction, Great Apes is a hilarious, often disturbing, and absolutely original take on man’s place in the evolutionary chain. In a strange and twisted tale that recalls Jonathan Swift and Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Will Self’s comic genius is impossible to ignore.
📒Monsters ✍ Niklas Rådström
✏Monsters Book Summary : ‘None of this should ever have happened. Somebody should have given us a different life.’ Two ten year olds are brought in for questioning. A third boy has gone missing. The investigator is gentle. The boys begin to talk. 1993. A play about the killing of James Bulger. Stripped to the bone, faithful to the facts. Unflinching.
📒Up There ✍ Susan Combs
✏Up There Book Summary : A horseback ride on a summer day becomes the adventure of a lifetime for two friends in a post apocalyptic world. Spared from nuclear devastation, but stranded high in the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho, the two must deal with their grief as they struggle to survive alone in the wilderness. Wil, an egotistical, middle-aged doctor loves a challenge and has the skills to keep them alive. Kayla, a young wife and mother is devastated by the loss of her family and has never spent more than a few nights in the great outdoors. Can they learn to understand and depend on each other as they ride through the mountains to what they hope will be a new beginning? This is a story about loss and courage, hurt and healing. It follows Wil and Kayla as they discover the strength to piece together their shattered lives and open their hearts to each other. Most of all, it is proof that a loving God will not abandon His children in their time of need, and that faith conquers all.
📒Miaow There ✍ Sheila Collins
✏Miaow There Book Summary : Following on from the success of her previous book, All at Sea with Truffles, Sheila Collins continues on the theme of cruising, with the story being picked up by her mischievous grey and white cat, Misty. In this fictional account, Misty takes us on a journey on board ship, as we experience life at sea through the eyes of a cat. Being an independent kind of animal, Misty naturally seeks out different adventures to her predecessor, Truffles, with hilarious consequences. With a foreword by former MP and cat lover Ann Widdecombe, Miaow There! It’s Misty at Sea provides the reader with a humorous insight into the mind of a cat. From the many different sights, sounds and smells to the strange and wonderful people she encounters, Misty will give you a tantalising taste of life on board a cruise ship as she travels with her best friend and owner, Sheila. This charming tale will appeal to anyone who has ever been on a cruise, or has thought about going on one, and to all cat lovers everywhere.
📒You Are Already There ✍ Robert Gregory
✏You Are Already There Book Summary : You Are Already There YOU CAN NEVER BE ANYWHERE ELSE There are so many chasing this so-called enlightenment, when all along they are already there, but because this is too simple they just don't want to believe it. They are after something harder, something that makes them feel they have deserved this reward of enlightenment. This is my story of my own inner experience in this so-called enlightenment. I have shared what I disappeared into and came out laughing because I have realised that this so-called enlightenment is simply who we all are; we are there, we have always been there, and we can be nowhere else but there. I'll share with you my own experience and what brought me to this experience of so-called enlightenment and how you can also experience what I and many more have experienced. You will learn that there is no big deal to this experience, and it's so simple that you will be laughing at how simple it is, and you may wonder why you never realised this before. It's all fun, so don't take anything I say seriously. In fact, never take anything seriously about enlightenment. After all, You Are Already There.
📒Getting There ✍ Charles Shere
✏Getting There Book Summary : Growing up in Berkeley, 1935-1945, and on a hardscrabble farm in Sonoma county, 1945-1952; college in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berkeley; early marriage and children; beginning to learn about Modernism, writing, and the composition of music. The first thirty years, 1935-1964. 212 pages; b&w photos.