The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett: Conversation Starters


  • Author: DailysBooks
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
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The Vanishing Half: A Novel by Brit Bennett: Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside:    EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,  and the characters and its world still live on.  Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on.    These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:   • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before   Disclaimer: This b...

The Mothers
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The Mothers


  • Author : Brit Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184536


The Mothers Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught.” –The New York Times Book Review "Luminous… engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss." –People, Pick of the Week "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page." –The Washington Post The beloved New York Times-bestselling novel about young love and a big secret in a small community, from the author of The Vanishing Half. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourne...

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...

They Called Us Enemy
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

They Called Us Enemy


  • Author : George Takei
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-07-17
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684067510


They Called Us Enemy Book Description :

George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's--and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In a stunning graphic memoir, Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of over 100,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon--and America itself--in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love....

Topics of Conversation
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Topics of Conversation


  • Author : Miranda Popkey
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525656296


Topics of Conversation Book Description :

For readers of Rachel Cusk, Lydia Davis, and Jenny Offill--a compact tour de force about sex, violence, and self-loathing from a ferociously talented new voice in fiction Miranda Popkey's first novel is about desire, disgust, motherhood, loneliness, art, pain, feminism, anger, envy, guilt--written in language that sizzles with intelligence and eroticism. The novel is composed almost exclusively of conversations between women--the stories they tell each other, and the stories they tell themselves, about shame and love, infidelity and self-sabotage--and careens through twenty years in the life of an unnamed narrator hungry for experience and bent on upending her life. Edgy, wry, shot through with rage and despair, Topics of Conversation introduces an a...

Well Read Black Girl
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

Well Read Black Girl


  • Author : Glory Edim
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525619789


Well Read Black Girl Book Description :

An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. “A brilliant collection of essential American reading . . . smart, powerful, and complete.”—Min Jin Lee, author of the National Book Award finalist Pachinko Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives—but not everyone regularly sees themselves in the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardles...

Conversations with James Baldwin
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Conversations with James Baldwin


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0878053891


Conversations with James Baldwin Book Description :

Selected interviews with the American writer shares his observations on his life and career, politics, Civil Rights, and the role of the artist...

Barking to the Choir
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Barking to the Choir


  • Author : Gregory Boyle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476726175


Barking to the Choir Book Description :

In a moving example of unconditional love in dif­ficult times, Gregory Boyle, the Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an “astounding literary and spiritual feat” (Publishers Weekly) that is “destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times). Now, after the suc­cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with...

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Difficult Conversations

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Difficult Conversations


  • Author : Gretchen Hirsch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-09-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440626128


The Complete Idiot s Guide to Difficult Conversations Book Description :

How to tackle sensitive subjects. Covering both professional and personal situations, this guide examines ways to approach and handle conversations that are often put off or avoided altogether. The most comprehensive book of its kind, it provides all the information you need to approach difficult conversations with confidence, avoid blaming, overcome defensiveness, and make better decisions. -The only book on the market covering difficult conversations in both the workplace and one's personal life -Can be read cover to cover or used as a quick reference guide -Reviewed and approved by the Program Chair of Organizational Communication at Franklin University and former professor of Applied Linguistics at Harvard University...

The Reservoir Tapes

The Reservoir Tapes


  • Author : Jon McGregor
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936787920


The Reservoir Tapes Book Description :

“A companion piece to his Man Booker-longlisted Reservoir 13, McGregor’s latest works perfectly well as a standalone, offering an alternately sweet and suspenseful depiction of a community as it reacts, person by person, to the disappearance of a teenage girl.” —Entertainment Weekly A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called upon to join the search. And now an interviewer arrives, intent on capturing the community’s unstable stories about life in the weeks and months before Becky Shaw vanished. Each villager has a memory to share or a secret to conceal, a connection to Becky that they are trying to make or break. A young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, and another seeks a means of surviving with...

Make It Scream  Make It Burn
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Make It Scream Make It Burn


  • Author : Leslie Jamison
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316259668


Make It Scream Make It Burn Book Description :

From the "astounding" (!--~i~--Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (!--~i~--The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (!--~i~--Los Angeles Times) author of the !--~i~--New York Times bestsellers !--~i~--The Recovering and !--~i~--The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive new book. ONE OF THE FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS: Time, Entertainment Weekly, O, Oprah Magazine, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Seattle Times, BuzzFeed, BookPage, The Millions, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Lit Hub, Women's Day, AV Club, Nylon, Bustle, Goop, Goodreads, Book Riot, Yahoo! Lifestyle, Pacific Standard, The Week, and Romper. With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which Leslie Jamison has b...