By Terry Kay
Sam Peek's young ones are nervous. seeing that that "saddest day" whilst Cora, his liked spouse of fifty-seven stable years, died, nobody is aware how he'll continue to exist. How can this aged guy stay on my own on his farm? How can he maintain riding his dilapidated truck all the way down to the fields to deal with his few rows of pecan bushes? And whilst Sam starts telling his kids a few puppy as white because the natural pushed snow -- that turns out invisible to every person yet him -- his young ones imagine that grief and previous age have eventually taken their toll.
yet even if the puppy is genuine or now not, Sam Peek -- "one of the neatest males within the South in terms of timber" -- outsmarts all of them. Sam and the White puppy will dance from the pages of this bittersweet novel and into your middle, as they proportion the secret of existence, and start jointly a hot and relocating ultimate ceremony of passage.
Winner of the Southeastern Library Association's remarkable writer Award.
By Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe, the grasp social novelist of our time, the spot-on chronicler of all issues modern and cultural, provides a sensational new novel approximately lifestyles, love, and learning--or the shortcoming of it--amid trendy American colleges.
Our tale unfolds at fictional Dupont college: these Olympian halls of scholarship housing the cream of America's adolescence, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with culture . . . Or so it seems that to attractive, tremendous Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina. yet Charlotte quickly learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, intercourse, cool, and kegs trump educational success each time.
As Charlotte encounters the paragons of Dupont's privileged elite--her roommate, Beverly, a Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse gamers; Jojo Johanssen, the one white beginning participant on Dupont's godlike basketball group, whose place is threatened via a hotshot black freshman from the initiatives; the younger Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose heady feel of entitlement and social domination is clinched through his unintentional brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Geller, one of many Millennial Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who think of themselves the final bastion of highbrow pastime at the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus--she is seduced via the heady glamour of reputation, betraying either her values and upbringing earlier than she grasps the facility of being different--and the unique attract of her personal innocence.
With his trademark satirical wit and famously sharp eye for telling element, Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons draws on large observations at campuses around the state to immortalize the early-21st-century college-going experience.
By Kristin Hannah
Years in the past, Nora Bridge walked out on her marriage and left her daughters at the back of. Now she is a well-known speak exhibit host. Her daughter Ruby is a suffering comedienne. the 2 haven’t spoken in additional than a decade. Then a scandal from Nora’s prior is uncovered, and Ruby is accessible a fortune to put in writing a tell-all approximately her mom. Reluctantly, she returns to the kinfolk residence on summer time Island, a house choked with frayed stories of pleasure and heartache. Confronting a previous that features a never-forgotten love, a in poor health ally, and a mom who has harbored negative relations secrets and techniques, Ruby ultimately starts to appreciate the advanced ties that bind a mom and daughter—and the therapeutic that incorporates forgiveness.
From the Paperback edition.
By Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Katie Connell is a high-strung legal professional whose sloppy consuming conduct and stunted love lifestyles collide hilariously in a doomed megastar case in Dallas. while she flees Texas for the Caribbean, Katie escapes expert humiliation, a damaged center, and a depraved Bloody Mary behavior, yet she trades one set of difficulties for an additional while she starts to enquire the suspicious deaths of her mom and dad at the island of St. Marcos. She’s bewitched through the voodoo spirit of an deserted apartment within the rainforest and discovers that she’s as a lot a hazard to herself because the island’s undesirable men are. because the worst of her worlds collide, Katie drags herself again to the courthouse to guard her new good friend Ava, an island neighborhood accused of stabbing the senator she’s been sound asleep with.
Pamela Fagan Hutchins, a former legal professional and local Texan, lived within the U.S. Virgin Islands for almost ten years. She refuses to confess to taking notes for this novel in the course of that point.
By J. P. Donleavy
By Anna Enquist
Als sort schon fühlte sich Wanda Wiericke in der Musik vollkommen aufgehoben. Später, als gefeierte Konzertpianistin, vermisste sie nichts und niemanden, auch nicht ihren Mann. Jetzt, in einem Dorf in den französischen Pyrenäen, spielt sie nur noch für sich. Und doch ist ihr, als fehlte etwas, als habe ihr geliebter Klavierlehrer Max de Leon, der eines Tages für immer verschwand und ihr einen Koffer voller Noten hinterließ, ein Geheimnis mit sich genommen, das alles erklären könnte …
By Terry Kay
At the twenty fifth anniversary of its first ebook, here's the definitive variation of the booklet Archbishop Desmond Tutu referred to as “a hauntingly attractive tale approximately love, kinfolk, and relationships,” now with a brand new preface from the author.
Sam Peek’s liked spouse of fifty-seven years, Cora, has died. His childrens are apprehensive. not anyone understands how Sam will live on. How can this aged guy reside by myself? How can he run a farm? How can he retain using his dilapidated truck right down to the fields the place he cares for a number of rows of pecan timber? while Sam starts off telling his youngsters a few puppy that's white as a fresh-fallen snow yet who's invisible to all people else, good, his teenagers are yes that grief and previous age have ultimately conquer their father.
But no matter if the puppy is genuine or now not, Sam Peek, “one of the neatest males within the South by way of trees,” outsmarts each person. Sam and the White puppy dance from the pages of this bittersweet novel and immediately into the reader’s middle because the proportion the secret of existence and start jointly a hot and relocating ultimate ceremony of passage as existence attracts to a close.
By David Lubar
An sincere and humorous follow-up to the popular Sleeping learners by no means Lie
Scott Hudson has in some way controlled to outlive Freshman 12 months. yet with a brand new child brother in the home and a complete host of adventures expecting him in school, Sophomore yr provides to be whatever yet boring.
Award-winning writer David Lubar pens a story that completely captures the ridiculous, tumultuous, and occasionally heartbreaking truths approximately highschool.
By Milton Hatoum
Apos um longo periodo de ausencia, uma mulher regressa a Manaus, cidade de sua infancia. Deseja encontrar Emilie, a extraordinaria matriarca de uma familia libanesa ha muito radicada ali. Encontra a casa desfeita - como desfeitas para sempre estao as casas da infancia. Situado entre o Oriente e o Amazonas, este relato e a busca de um mundo perdido, que se reconstroi nas falas alternadas das personagens, longinquos ecos da tradicao oral dos narradores orientais.
By Susan Wiggs
As an outstanding woman looking forward to her probability to be undesirable, Grace McAllen felt misplaced and discontented. yet all that modified at some point whilst a stunning stranger with ocean blue eyes rode into tiny Edenville, Texas, on a Harley. Grace knew in her middle that the opportunity assembly used to be just the start of a grand new adventure....