Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Last Flight of Poxl West


  • Author: Daniel Torday
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 2107722 Bytes


Poxl West fled the Nazis' onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Blitz's rubble. He wooed intoxicating, unconventional beauties. He rained fire on Germany from his RAF bomber.Poxl West is the epitome of manhood and something of an idol to his teenage nephew, Eli Goldstein, who reveres him as a brave, singular, Jewish war hero. Poxl fills Eli's head with electric accounts of his derring-do, adventures and romances, as he collects the best episodes from his storied life into a memoir.He publishes that memoir, Skylock, to great acclaim, and its success takes him on the road, and out of Eli's life. With his uncle gone, Eli throws himself into reading his opus and becomes fixated on all things...

The Last Flight of Poxl West
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Last Flight of Poxl West


  • Author : Daniel Torday
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466871816


The Last Flight of Poxl West Book Description :

Poxl West fled the Nazis' onslaught in Czechoslovakia. He escaped their clutches again in Holland. He pulled Londoners from the Blitz's rubble. He wooed intoxicating, unconventional beauties. He rained fire on Germany from his RAF bomber. Poxl West is the epitome of manhood and something of an idol to his teenage nephew, Eli Goldstein, who reveres him as a brave, singular, Jewish war hero. Poxl fills Eli's head with electric accounts of his derring-do, adventures and romances, as he collects the best episodes from his storied life into a memoir. He publishes that memoir, Skylock, to great acclaim, and its success takes him on the road, and out of Eli's life. With his uncle gone, Eli throws himself into reading his opus and becomes fixated on all thin...

Boomer1
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Boomer1


  • Author : Daniel Torday
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250191809


Boomer1 Book Description :

"Torday is a singular American writer with a big heart and a real love for the world. He has the rare gift for writing dynamic action scenes while being genuinely funny." —George Saunders Bluegrass musician, former journalist and editor, and now PhD in English, Mark Brumfeld has arrived at his thirties with significant debt and no steady prospects. His girlfriend Cassie—a punk bassist in an all-female band, who fled her Midwestern childhood for a new identity—finds work at a “new media” company. When Cassie refuses his marriage proposal, Mark leaves New York and returns to the basement of his childhood home in the Baltimore suburbs. Desperate and humiliated, Mark begins to post a series of online video monologues that critique Baby Boomers ...

The Sensualist

The Sensualist


  • Author : Daniel Torday
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0983658544


The Sensualist Book Description :

Fiction. Jewish Studies. Winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. Raised in Baltimore in the '90s, 17-year-old Samuel Gerson is ready to be rid of his high school baseball team, his protective upbringing, and the tight-knit Jewish community in which he's spent his whole life. But when he befriends enigmatic Dmitri Zilber, a recent Russian Jewish immigrant who is obsessed with the works of Dostoevsky, Samuel's world begins to shift. In the wake of his grandfather's suicide, as his life increasingly entangles with that of Dmitri and his beautiful sister Yelizaveta, it sets in motion a series of events that culminates in a disturbing act of violence. A quietly devastating portrait of late adolescence, THE SENSUALIST e...

Sensation Machines

Sensation Machines


  • Author : Adam Wilson
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781641291668


Sensation Machines Book Description :

A razor-sharp, darkly funny, and deeply human rendering of a Post-Trump America in economic free fall Michael and Wendy Mixner are a Brooklyn-based couple whose marriage is failing in the wake of a personal tragedy. Michael, a Wall Street trader, is meanwhile keeping a secret: he lost the couple’s life savings when a tanking economy caused a major market crash. And Wendy, a digital marketing strategist, has been hired onto a data-mining project of epic scale, whose mysterious creator has ambitions to solve a national crisis of mass unemployment and reshape America’s social and political landscapes. When Michael’s best friend is murdered, the evidence leads back to Wendy’s client, setting off a dangerous chain of events that will profoundly ch...

Third Generation Holocaust Narratives

Third Generation Holocaust Narratives


  • Author : Victoria Aarons
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498517171


Third Generation Holocaust Narratives Book Description :

This collection introduces the reader to third-generation Holocaust narratives, exploring the unique perspective of third-generation writers and demonstrating the ways in which Holocaust memory and trauma extend into the future....

Goodnight Stranger
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Goodnight Stranger


  • Author : Miciah Bay Gault
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488051012


Goodnight Stranger Book Description :

A compulsive debut of literary suspense, Goodnight Stranger follows one young woman held captive by her past and the stranger whose arrival unearths long-buried family secrets. Lydia and Lucas Moore are in their late twenties when a stranger enters their small world on Wolf Island. Lydia, the responsible sister, has cared for her pathologically shy brother, Lucas, ever since their mom’s death a decade before. They live together, comfortable yet confined, in their family house by the sea, shadowed by events from their childhood. When Lydia sees the stranger step off the ferry, she feels an immediate connection to him. Lucas is convinced the man, Cole Anthony, is the reincarnation of their baby brother, who died when they were young. Cole knows their...

Edgar and Lucy
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Edgar and Lucy


  • Author : Victor Lodato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250097002


Edgar and Lucy Book Description :

"On every page Lodato's prose sings with a robust, openhearted wit, making Edgar & Lucy a delight to read...Lodato keeps us in his thrall because his grip on the tiller stays reassuringly firm. Not to mention the supporting cast he's gathered, a group so eclectic and beguiling that many of them could carry an entire novel of their own. A riveting and exuberant ride." - Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney, The New York Times Book Review "Wonder-filled and magisterial...Lodato's skill as a poet manifests itself on every page, delighting with such elegant similes and incisive descriptions...His skill as a playwright shines in every piece of dialogue...And his skill as a fiction writer displays itself in his virtuoso command of point of view. The book pushes the bou...

Elijah of Buxton
Score: 4.5
From 52 Ratings

Elijah of Buxton


  • Author : Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545281195


Elijah of Buxton Book Description :

Master storyteller Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Honor novel, featuring his trademark humor, unique narrative voice, and new cover art--now in paperback! Eleven-year-old Elijah lives in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves near the American border. He's the first child in town to be born free, and he ought to be famous just for that. Unfortunately, all that most people see is a "fra-gile" boy who's scared of snakes and talks too much. But everything changes when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Now it's up to Elijah to track down the thief--and his dangerous journey just might make a hero out of him, if only he can find the courage to get back home....

Everything Is Borrowed

Everything Is Borrowed


  • Author : Nathaniel Popkin
  • Publisher : New Door Books
  • Release Date : 2018-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 099955011X


Everything Is Borrowed Book Description :

Acclaimed architect Nicholas Moscowitz lands a major commission, but his drive suddenly falters. The site of the new project awakens guilty memories, and when he digs into the place's history, he uncovers a 19th-century Moskowitz whose life offers strange parallels to his own. As Nicholas grows obsessed with this shadow man, the dual narratives of Moskowitz and Moscowitz, the city's past and present, blend in unexpected and poignant ways. Ultimately Nicholas must face certain truths that don't change over time--and use them to rebuild his own life....

The Yid
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Yid


  • Author : Paul Goldberg
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250079046


The Yid Book Description :

A DEBUT NOVEL OF DARING ORIGINALITY, THE YID GUARANTEES THAT YOU WILL NEVER THINK OF STALINIST RUSSIA, SHAKESPEARE, THEATER, YIDDISH, OR HISTORY THE SAME WAY AGAIN Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin's death, his final pogrom, "one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin," is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor from the defunct State Jewish Theater. But Levinson, though an old man, is a veteran of past wars, and his shocking response to the intruders sets in motion a series of events both zany and deadly as he proceeds to assemble a ragtag group to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant. While the setting is Soviet Russ...