Score: 4.5
From 419 Ratings

The Vanishing Half


  • Author: Brit Bennett
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 1457466 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal “A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….” – Entertainment Weekly From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and o...

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


  • Author: DailysBooks
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • File Size: Bytes


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 Vanishing Half
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Vanishing Half


  • Author : Brit Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525536970


The Vanishing Half Book Description :

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick! “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal “This is sure to be one of 2020’s best and boldest . . . Bennett’s next masterpiece is a triumph of character-driven narrative.” —Elle From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just...

Ordinary People
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Ordinary People


  • Author : Diana Evans
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385692137


Ordinary People Book Description :

Evoking the sharp insight of Little Fires Everywhere and the sweep of NW, an incisive portrait of the bliss and torment of domestic love. Hailed as "one of the most thrilling writers at work today" (Huffington Post), Diana Evans reaches new heights with her searing depiction of two couples struggling through a year of marital crisis. In a crooked house in South London, Melissa feels increasingly that she's defined solely by motherhood, while Michael mourns the former thrill of their romance. In the suburbs, Stephanie's aspirations for bliss on the commuter belt, coupled with her white middle-class upbringing, compound Damian's itch for a bigger life catalyzed by the death of his activist father. Longtime friends from the years when passion seemed per...

LaRose
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

LaRose


  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062277046


LaRose Book Description :

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction Finalist for the 2017 PEN Faulkner Award In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture. North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence—but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he’s hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers...

Future Home of the Living God
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Future Home of the Living God


  • Author : Louise Erdrich
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062694072


Future Home of the Living God Book Description :

A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event. The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on earth. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. Twenty-six-year-old Cedar Hawk Songmaker, adopted daughter of a pair of big-hearted, open-minded Minneapolis liberals, is as disturbed and uncertain as the rest of America around her. But for...

Fight of the Century
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Fight of the Century


  • Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501190421


Fight of the Century Book Description :

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year hist...

Under the Rainbow
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Under the Rainbow


  • Author : Celia Laskey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525536185


Under the Rainbow Book Description :

When a group of social activists arrive in a small town, the lives and beliefs of residents and outsiders alike are upended, in this wry, embracing novel. Big Burr, Kansas, is the kind of place where everyone seems to know everyone, and everyone shares the same values-or keeps their opinions to themselves. But when a national nonprofit labels Big Burr "the most homophobic town in the US" and sends in a task force of queer volunteers as an experiment-they'll live and work in the community for two years in an attempt to broaden hearts and minds-no one is truly prepared for what will ensue. Furious at being uprooted from her life in Los Angeles and desperate to fit in at her new high school, Avery fears that it's only a matter of time before her "gay cr...

Agency
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Agency


  • Author : William Gibson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101986950


Agency Book Description :

“ONE OF THE MOST VISIONARY, ORIGINAL, AND QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL WRITERS CURRENTLY WORKING”* returns with a sharply imagined sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral. William Gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Cory Doctorow raved that The Peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.” Now Gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, ac...

Temporary
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Temporary


  • Author : Hilary Leichter
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781566895743


Temporary Book Description :

In Temporary, a young woman’s workplace is the size of the world. She fills increasingly bizarre placements in search of steadiness, connection, and something, at last, to call her own. Whether it’s shining an endless closet of shoes, swabbing the deck of a pirate ship, assisting an assassin, or filling in for the Chairman of the Board, for the mythical Temporary, “there is nothing more personal than doing your job.” This riveting quest, at once hilarious and profound, will resonate with anyone who has ever done their best at work, even when the work is only temporary....

The Dark Half

The Dark Half


  • Author : Stephen King
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501141140


The Dark Half Book Description :

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine A “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) tale of terror and #1 national bestseller about a writer’s pseudonym that comes alive and destroys everyone on the path that leads to the man who created him. Thad Beaumont is a writer, and for a dozen years he has secretly published violent bestsellers under the name of George Stark. But Thad is a healthier and happier man now, the father of infant twins, and starting to write as himself again. He no longer needs George Stark and so, with nationwide publicity, the pseudonym is retired. But George Stark won’t go willingly. And now Thad would like to say he is innocent. He’d like to say he has nothing to do with the twisted imagination that produce...

Like Flies from Afar

Like Flies from Afar


  • Author : K. Ferrari
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374718831


Like Flies from Afar Book Description :

"This novel should come not with blurbs but with a hazardous-material warning: There's bone and gristle here, be ready for that taste in your mouth you can't spit out. First words to last, it's strong stuff." —James Sallis, author of Drive The first novel to appear in English by the "subway janitor by night, novelist by day," who began his writing career while an undocumented immigrant in the United States, Like Flies from Afar will demonstrate why K. Ferrari is already an award-winning star of international crime fiction. A hardboiled noir thriller, a whodunit, a black comedy, and a filthy catalog of the excesses of wealth, this is a Jim Thompson novel for the globalized world. Mr. Luis Machi is an unforgettably loathsome and hilarious Argentinian...