AUTHOR : M.L. Stedman
PUBLISHER : Scribner
PRICE($) : 17
GENRE : Literature & Fiction
The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is “irresistible…seductive…with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page” (O, The Oprah Magazine) - soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg’s Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance.
After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world.
AUTHOR : Sophia Amoruso
PUBLISHER : G.P. Putnam’s Sons
PRICE($) : 37
GENRE : Arts & Photography
From Sophia Amoruso, the New York Times?bestselling author of “#GIRLBOSS”, a lushly illustrated embodiment of the collective spirit of the Nasty Gal brand, Sophia’s own personal brand, and girlbosses everywhere, with a foreword by Courtney Love. Warning: this is not a style book. It’s not about how to mix prints - it’s about how to leave yours on everything you touch.
Highly graphic and visual, filled with illustrations, photos and short essays, “Nasty Galaxy” is part scrapbook, part inspo-journey, with moments of frivolity scattered throughout. Tactical and entertaining, envelope-pushing and conventional, surprising and refreshingly straightforward, “Nasty Galaxy” is a dive into Sophia’s philosophies on work, relationships, balance, friendships, and more. It is a celebration of her roots in vintage clothing, punk attitude, fringe characters, and leadership.
“Nasty Galaxy” is Amoruso’s newest life bible, approaching style, music, philosophy, and advice in the same way “#GIRLBOSS” approached business - unconventionally.
AUTHOR : Jonathan Safran Foer
PUBLISHER : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
PRICE($) : 16
GENRE : Literature & Fiction
A monumental new novel from the bestselling author of “Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.”
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” before ordering him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” before asking him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I am.”
How do we fulfill our conflicting duties as father, husband, and son; wife and mother; child and adult? How can we claim our own identities when our lives are linked so closely to others’? These are the questions at the heart of Jonathan Safran Foer’s first novel in eleven years - a work of extraordinary scope and heartbreaking intimacy.
Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., “Here I Am” is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home - and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.
Showcasing the same high-energy inventiveness, hilarious irreverence, and emotional urgency that readers loved in his earlier work, “Here I Am” is Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet. It not only confirms Foster’s stature as a literary talent but reveals a novelist who has fully come into his own as one of our most important writers.
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