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Shipping: Free Within U. And, as parts of herself she had long forgotten return to her in this new world, Marainne learns it's never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday is the May book choice, a singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art. Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice.
The first section, "Folly," tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer, which also suggests an aspiring novelist's coming-of-age. By contrast, "Madness," is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stores gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected code.
Love a little, die a little, and break the law. Trey Milligan did them all in one summer, and before his 14th birthday. Trey lives in Southern California, but is spending the summer with his grandmother in a small Tennessee town.
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The South becomes home to Trey and also represents the freedom that every child associates with summer. Three of Trey's friends come to personify love, death, and the criminal element, challenges every child must, at some point, confront. Together, the three build an unasked-for bridge to adulthood for Trey. However, none of the transformative events of this fateful summer, prepare Trey for what's about to happen.
In this book, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; and a tough London girl from a tricky family. In short, something for everyone. But then a vital force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonizing pain and even death.
With this, the world dramatically resets. Teddy Telemachus is a charming con man with a gift for sleight of hand and some shady underground associates. In need of cash, he tricks his way into a classified government study about telekinesis. There he meets Maureen McKinnon, and it's not just her piercing blue eyes that leaves Teddy forever charmed, but her mind - Maureen is a psychic of immense and mysterious power. After a whirlwind courtship, they marry, have three strangely gifted children, and become the Amazing Telemachus Family, performing astounding feats across the country.
Then one night, tragedy leaves the family shattered. Decades later, the Telemachuses are not so amazing. Life for these people has not been that good, their powers notwithstanding. Sometimes a gift can be a curse. To make matters worse, the CIA has come knocking, looking to see if there's any magic left in the Telemachus clan. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world's forests: " Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoy In the late 17th century two young Frenchmen arrive in New France now Canada.
Bound to a feudal lord for three years, they become wood-cutters - barkskins. One suffers extraordinary hardship, the other runs away and becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of their descendants over three hundred years and their travels across North America to Europe, China, and New Zealand.
It's an electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she'll go to protect him. The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few minutes of playtime. They are happy and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours - the entire scope of the novel - she keeps on running trying to stay one step ahead of danger.
Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore is a wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself. Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to "get it right.
Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9, chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn't make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her and she is literally his reason for living! Based on a true story, Small Great Things tells the story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the father requested that no African-American nurses tend to the baby.
In the fictional version, Ruth, the African-American nurse finds herself on trial for events related to the same request made by the father. In this book, Picoult examines multiple facets of racism. This month's selection is a provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days. This is Who is Rich? Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town.
A warped and exhilarating tale of love and lust, Who is Rich?
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Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman: The Danes, the band once known as the "Darlings Of Detroit" - are washed up and desperate for inspiration, eager to once again have a number one hit. That is, until an agent from the US Army approaches them. Will they travel to an African desert and track down the source of a mysterious and malevolent sound?
They will. Meanwhile, in a nondescript Midwestern hospital, a nurse named Ellen tends to a patient recovering from a near-fatal accident.
The circumstances that led to his injures are mysterious - and his body heals at a remarkable rate. Ellen will do the impossible for this enigmatic patient, who reveals more about his accident each passing day. The book takes place in the underground city of Caverna, where the world's most skilled craftsmen toil in the darkness to create delicacies beyond compare - wines that remove memories, cheeses that make you hallucinate, and perfumes that convince you to trust the wearer, even as they slit your throat. On the surface, the people of Caverna seem ordinary, except for one thing: their faces are as blank as untouched snow.
Expressions must be learned, and only the famous Facesmiths can teach a person to express or fake joy. Thus the wealthy can call on a large variety of Faces to express and conceal their thoughts, while the poor are taught only faces that the wealthy want to see: those of cheerful subservience and quiet deference.
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Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, retribution and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own. Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of a theatre festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other Or that was the plan. He is living in exile after an unexpected act of treachery. Now twelve years later, revenge appears in the unlikeliest of places - a prison. Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkle is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods for 27 years, making this dream a reality - not out of anger for the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. This was a breathtaking book to read and many weeks later I am still thinking about the implications for our society and - by extension - for my own life.
Author John Irving The World According to Garp, The Cider House Rules , and many more has this to say about the book: " The Nix is a mother-son psycho-drama with ghosts and politics, but it's also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America Nathan Hill is a maestro. NPR's Jason Sheehan writes: " The Nix is about a lot of things - about politics and online gaming, about the tenuous friendships of adult men and the Democratic Convention.
It is a vicious, black-hearted and beautiful satire of youth and middle-age, feminine hygiene products, frozen food and social media. But more than anything, it is a treatise on the ways that the past molds us and breaks us and never lets us go. How it haunts us all. In this book, Thomas turns the story of the renowned Sherlock Holmes upside down With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.
When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and father, she is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She'll have help, but in the end it will be up to her, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society's expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind. It's the beginning of a lazy summer in at the sleepy English village of Bishop's Lacey. Up at the great house of Buckshaw, aspiring chemist Flavia de Luce passes the time tinkering in the laboratory she inherited from her deceased mother and an eccentric great uncle.
When Flavia discovers a murdered stranger in the cucumber patch outside her bedroom window one morning, she decides to leave aside the flasks and Bunsen burners to solve the crime herself, much to the chagrin of the local authorities.