Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure


  • Author: Dorothy Allison
  • Release Date : 1995-08-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 2548909 Bytes


Bastard Out of Carolina, nominated for the 1992 National Book Award for fiction, introduced Dorothy Allison as one of the most passionate and gifted writers of her generation. Now, in Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, she takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women -- sister...

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure


  • Author : Dorothy Allison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101127988


Two or Three Things I Know for Sure Book Description :

Bastard Out of Carolina, nominated for the 1992 National Book Award for fiction, introduced Dorothy Allison as one of the most passionate and gifted writers of her generation. Now, in Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, she takes a probing look at her family's history to give us a lyrical, complex memoir that explores how the gossip of one generation can become legends for the next. Illustrated with photographs from the author's personal collection, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure tells the story of the Gibson women -- sisters, cousins, daughters, and aunts -- and the men who loved them, often abused them, and, nonetheless, shared their destinies. With luminous clarity, Allison explores how desire surprises and what power feels like to a young g...

Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure


  • Author : Dorothy Allison
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0452273404


Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure Book Description :

An autobiographical work written for the stage explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred, while illuminating the rural poverty of the South...

Bastard Out of Carolina
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

Bastard Out of Carolina


  • Author : Dorothy Allison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101007176


Bastard Out of Carolina Book Description :

The Classic work of fiction that dramatically illuminates the lives described in current nonfiction bestsellers like J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy and Nancy Isenberg's White Trash The modern literary classic that has been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye "As close to flawless as any reader could ask for." —The New York Times Book Review The publication of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event. The novel's profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight. Critics have likened Allison to William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the liv...

Cavedweller
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Cavedweller


  • Author : Dorothy Allison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1999-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101127600


Cavedweller Book Description :

From the author of the "flawless" (The New York Times Book Review) classic Bastard Out of Carolina comes Cavedweller, once again demonstrating Allison's umatched strengths as a storyteller. Reading "like a thematic sequel" (The New Yorker) to her first novel, Cavedweller tackles questions of forgiveness, mother-daughter bonds, and the strength of the human spirit. When Delia Byrd packs up her old Datsun and her daughter Cissy and gets on the Santa Monica Freeway heading south and east, she is leaving everything she has known for ten years: the tinsel glitter of the rock 'n' roll world; her dreams of singing and songwriting; and a life lived on credit cards and whiskey with a man who made promises he couldn't keep. Delia Byrd is going back to Cayro, G...

I Know This Much Is True

I Know This Much Is True


  • Author : Wally Lamb
  • Publisher : Harper
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0060391626


I Know This Much Is True Book Description :

With his stunning debut novel, She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb won the adulation of critics and readers with his mesmerizing tale of one woman's painful yet triumphant journey of self-discovery. Now, this brilliantly talented writer returns with I Know This Much Is True, a heartbreaking and poignant multigenerational saga of the reproductive bonds of destruction and the powerful force of forgiveness. A masterpiece that breathtakingly tells a story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal--this novel is a contemporary retelling of an ancient Hindu myth. A proud king must confront his demons to achieve salvation. Change yourself, the myth instructs, and you will inhabit a renovated world. When you're the same brother of a sc...

Tell Me Three Things
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Tell Me Three Things


  • Author : Julie Buxbaum
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Dating (Social customs)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553535679


Tell Me Three Things Book Description :

Includes an excerpt from What to say next....

Three Things About Elsie
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Three Things About Elsie


  • Author : Joanna Cannon
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501187391


Three Things About Elsie Book Description :

The bestselling author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep delivers a suspenseful and emotionally satisfying novel “infused with warmth and humor” (People) about a lifelong friendship, a devastating secret, and the small acts of kindness that bring people together. There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she’s my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing…might take a bit more explaining. Eighty-four-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she thinks about her friend Elsie and wonders if a terrible secret from their past is about to come to light. If the charming new resident is wh...

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You


  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062110497


Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You Book Description :

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You is renowned author Joyce Carol Oates's newest novel for teens. Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Wintergirls and Speak, said that "the painful honesty of this book will crack open your heart." Senior year, their last year together, Merissa and Nadia need their best friend Tink more than they ever did before. They have secrets they can share with no one but her, toxic secrets that threaten to unravel their friendship—and themselves. Tink had a secret, too, a big one, but no one knows what it was. And now she's gone. . . . In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews described Joyce Carol Oates as "a master at portraying the inner lives of teens." In Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You, she's created a ...

The City of Ember
Score: 3.5
From 254 Ratings

The City of Ember


  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2003-05-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375890802


The City of Ember Book Description :

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors...

How to Read a Book
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

How to Read a Book


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1439144834


How to Read a Book Book Description :

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the te...