Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers


  • Author : J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525520597


Friends and Strangers Book Description :

"From the best-selling author of Maine, a gorgeous, compulsively-readable novel that tells the story of the complex relationship between two women, Elisabeth, a privileged new mother and writer attempting to find her footing after childbirth, and Sam, the idealistic, working-class college student she hires to nanny her young son"--...

The Engagements
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Engagements


  • Author : J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307958723


The Engagements Book Description :

From the New York Times best-selling author of Commencement and Maine comes a gorgeous, sprawling novel about marriage—about those who marry in a white heat of passion, those who marry for partnership and comfort, and those who live together, love each other, and have absolutely no intention of ruining it all with a wedding. Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years—forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love—the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it’s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife’s family thinks she could have done better; while Kate, partnered with Dan for a ...

Saving Graces
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Saving Graces


  • Author : Elizabeth Edwards
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767925389


Saving Graces Book Description :

Describes the role of community in the author's life, from her experiences on the campaign trail with her husband, presidential candidate John Edwards, to the 1996 death of their teenage son and her battle with breast cancer....

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers  A Novel
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers A Novel


  • Author : Larry McMurtry
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631493584


All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers A Novel Book Description :

A young writer hits the dusty Texas highway for the California coast in this “brilliant . . . funny and dangerously tender” (Time) tale of art and sacrifice. Hailed as one of “the best novels ever set in America’s fourth largest city” (Douglas Brinkley, New York Times Book Review), All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a powerful demonstration of Larry McMurtry’s “comic genius, his ability to render a sense of landscape, and interior intellection tension” (Jim Harrison, New York Times Book Review). Desperate to break from the “mundane happiness” of Houston, budding writer Danny Deck hops in his car, “El Chevy,” bound for the West Coast on a road trip filled with broken hearts and bleak realities of the artistic life. A c...

Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers


  • Author : John Smolenski
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812207248


Friends and Strangers Book Description :

In its early years, William Penn's "Peaceable Kingdom" was anything but. Pennsylvania's governing institutions were faced with daunting challenges: Native Americans proved far less docile than Penn had hoped, the colony's non-English settlers were loath to accept Quaker authority, and Friends themselves were divided by grievous factional struggles. Yet out of this chaos emerged a colony hailed by contemporary and modern observers alike as the most liberal, tolerant, and harmonious in British America. In Friends and Strangers, John Smolenski argues that Pennsylvania's early history can best be understood through the lens of creolization—the process by which Old World habits, values, and practices were transformed in a New World setting. Unable simpl...

Friends and Strangers

Friends and Strangers


  • Author : John Smolenski
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812207248


Friends and Strangers Book Description :

In its early years, William Penn's "Peaceable Kingdom" was anything but. Pennsylvania's governing institutions were faced with daunting challenges: Native Americans proved far less docile than Penn had hoped, the colony's non-English settlers were loath to accept Quaker authority, and Friends themselves were divided by grievous factional struggles. Yet out of this chaos emerged a colony hailed by contemporary and modern observers alike as the most liberal, tolerant, and harmonious in British America. In Friends and Strangers, John Smolenski argues that Pennsylvania's early history can best be understood through the lens of creolization—the process by which Old World habits, values, and practices were transformed in a New World setting. Unable simpl...

I Want to Be Her

I Want to Be Her


  • Author : Andrea Linett
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2012-09-15
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613123881


I Want to Be Her Book Description :

I Want to Be Her! is part memoir and part illustrated fashion guide, written by one of fashion’s most accessible, trusted, and inspiring writers. Andrea Linett, the cofounder of Lucky magazine, shares her personal story of growing up and finding her way to fashion, and the figures who guided her along the way. Through short descriptions and memories, we meet 50 women across five eras of her life—some passing strangers, some casual friends, some close confidantes—who each made a lasting impression and helped her form her own personal style. In addition, each woman is captured in an illustration by Linett’s longtime collaborator, Anne Johnston Albert, and fashion tips accompany each entry. Praise for I Want to Be Her!: “The book is beautiful....

Commencement
Score: 3
From 31 Ratings

Commencement


  • Author : J. Courtney Sullivan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307454966


Commencement Book Description :

Celia, Bree, Sally, and April first meet as college freshmen and over a period of six years experience both happiness and disappointment as they to find fulfilling love relationships, deal with changes within their families, and pursue successful careers....

Talking to Strangers
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Talking to Strangers


  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241351581


Talking to Strangers Book Description :

The #1 New York Times and top ten Sunday Times bestseller 'I love this book . . . reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news - the world. Reading this book changed me' Oprah Winfrey The highly anticipated new book from Malcolm Gladwell, international bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw and David and Goliath The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psy...