The Tender Land: A Family Love Story

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Unforgettable in its restraint and quiet beauty, ” The Tender Land is a testament to the always-complicated ways in which we love one another Publishers Weekly. An extraordinary memoir of a family haunted by tragedy: “I’ve read very few contemporary novels that can rival Finneran’s nonfiction. Jonathan franzen a superb portrait of family life, this “absorbing and thoughtful” memoir is a love story unlike any other Library Journal.

The Tender Land: A Family Love Story #ad - In doing so, she “reminds us of how complicated, unique, and fragile an organism the family is” The Boston Globe. In quietly luminous language, and physical terrain of family life—its closeness and disconnection, Kathleen Finneran renders the emotional, its intimacy and estrangement—and pays tribute to the love between parents and children, spiritual, brothers and sisters.

Louis post-Dispatch . Masterfully, the book interweaves past and present, showing how inseparable the Finnerans are, and how the long accumulation of love and memory helps them survive their terrible loss. Kathleen Finneran fits in this niche.


This Tender Land: A Novel

Atria Books #ad - Instant new york times bestseller! “if you liked where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land. This story is as big-hearted as they come. Parade a magnificent novel about four orphans on a life-changing odyssey during the Great Depression, from the bestselling author of Ordinary Grace. 1932, forcibly separated from their parents, Minnesota—the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, are sent to be educated.

With the feel of a modern classic, haunts our dreams, big-hearted epic that shows how the magnificent American landscape connects us all, This Tender Land is an en­thralling, and makes us whole. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, these four orphans will journey into the unknown and cross paths with others who are adrift, from struggling farmers and traveling faith healers to displaced families and lost souls of all kinds.

This Tender Land: A Novel #ad - . Forced to flee, he and his brother albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O’Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent’s wrath.


Margaret the First: A Novel

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As one of the queen’s attendants and the daughter of prominent Royalists, she was exiled to France when King Charles I was overthrown. Yet margaret was also the first woman to be invited to the Royal Society of London—a mainstay of the Scientific Revolution—and the last for another two hundred years.

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Thenew york Times Book Review. The eccentric margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, feminist plays, philosophy, and utopian science fiction at a time when being a writer was not an option open to women. The duchess herself would be delighted at her resurrection in Margaret the Firs .  .  .


The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order

Mariner Books #ad - National book award finalist: “Wickersham has journeyed into the dark underworld inside her father and herself and emerged with a powerful, gripping story. The boston globe   one winter morning in 1991, Joan Wickersham’s father shot himself in the head. His death made a mystery of his entire life. Who was he? why did he do it? and what was the impact of his death on the people who loved him? Using an index—the most formal and orderly of structures—Wickersham explores this chaotic and incomprehensible reality.

The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order #ad - Every bit of family history, doctors, and other survivors, every encounter with friends, exposes another facet of elusive truth. Dark, finally, funny, and gripping, at once a philosophical and a deeply personal exploration, sad, The Suicide Index is, a daughter’s anguished, loving elegy to her father.

The father she loved would never have killed himself, and yet he had.


The History of the Future: American Essays

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Rebecca Traister. What does it mean to think about dallas, the city where JFK was shot, in relationship to Dallas, the show that just seventeen years later made “Who shot J. R. A national catchphrase?   this collection of essays looks at seven diverse American places and reexamines them in the light of history, experience, and myth.

The History of the Future: American Essays #ad - In doing so, he zeros in on the manner in which cultural representation and the pull of nostalgia skewer our self-image at this critical juncture in American history, too often steering us away from our most pressing concerns. Essays on america’s changing environment from an author who is “funny and searching—a joy to read” Elizabeth Kolbert.

Taking on topics from private streets, racism, and the St. Louis world’s fair to fracking for oil and digging for dinosaurs in North Dakota boomtowns, this book both warns about the dangers we face as a nation and “explores America in all its beauty and strangeness” Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction.


Machinal NHB Classic Plays Royal National Theatre

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Machinal NHB Classic Plays Royal National Theatre #ad - A powerful expressionist drama from the 1920s about the dependent status of women in an increasingly mechanised society, based on the true story of Ruth Snyder. Barlow. Among her assignments was the sensational murder involving Snyder, who with her lover, Judd Gray, had murdered her husband and gone to the electric chair.


Kiyo's Story: A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream

Soho Press #ad - First generation japanese-american Sato chronicles the tribulations her family endured in America through the Great Depression and WWII. Sato’s memoir is a poignant, eye-opening testament to the worst impulses of a nation in fear, and the power of family to heal the most painful wounds. Publishers Weekly  .

This is the “unforgettable” memoir of a family’s journey from Japan to California—and through multiple internment camps during World War II Sacramento News & Review. Her anecdotes regarding the family’s devotion to one another despite their meager lifestyle her father mending a little brother’s shoe with rubber sliced from a discarded tire gain cumulative weight, especially when hard times turn tragic: in the wake of Pearl Harbor, the Satos find themselves swept up by U.

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The Dutch House: A Novel

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The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia.

The Dutch House: A Novel #ad - It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. The dutch house is the story of a paradise lost, love and forgiveness, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the second world war, cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth.

Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.


The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine

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He has been a hospital surgeon, an air-ambulance doctor, a ship’s physician, and a trauma surgeon. Kaplan explores the great challenge of his career—to maintain his humanity in the face of incredible pain and suffering The New York Times Book Review. In his “eloquent .  .  . Kaplan gives us a remarkable self-portrait of the war junkie.

The new Yorker. From treating the casualties of apartheid in cape town to operating on Kurdish guerrillas in Northern Iraq at the end of the Gulf War, Jonathan Kaplan has saved and lost lives in the remotest corners of the world in the most extreme conditions. Beautifully written” memoir of unforgettable adventure and tragedy, Dr.

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Tender: Stories

Small Beer Press #ad - She lives in Virginia. There are strains here too of Jane Austen and something wilder. Publishers weekly starred review“Like an alchemist, Sofia Samatar spins golden landscapes and dazzling sentences. Shelf awareness starred review“Beauty, wonder, and a soaring paean to the power of story. Jason heller, NPR“Highly recommended.

N. Some of samatar’s weird and tender fabulations spring from her life and her literary studies; some spring from the world, some from the void. Praise for sofia samatar’s books:“the excerpt from Sofia Samatar’s compelling novel A Stranger in Olondria should be enough to make you run out and buy the book.

Tender: Stories #ad - The first collection of short fiction from a rising star whose stories have been anthologized in the first two volumes of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series and nominated for many awards. Tempest bradford, poetic, NPR“An imaginative, and dark meditation on how history gets made. Hello beautiful“Pleasantly startling and unexpected.

Jemisin, new york times book reviewSofia Samatar is the author of the novels A Stranger in Olondria and The Winged Histories. Just don’t overlook her short ‘selkie Stories Are for Losers, ’ the best story about loss and love and selkies I’ve read in years. K.


A Man Called Smith: A gripping and emotional historical family saga

Rippling Effects #ad - A disillusioned daughter. Can john survive the consequences of war on the home front? Can Calla find the strength to rediscover the meaning of family? A Man Called Smith is the heartwarming and heart wrenching story following the life of John Smith. Forced to care for her younger siblings with a list of household demands larger than she is tall, Calla knows it’s only a matter of time until she can escape the abuse and begin anew at college.

A battle-scarred father. If you like courageous characters and narratives told over multiple generations, then you’ll love Tanya E. Buy a man called smith to witness a dramatic family saga today! But in the desperation to provide for his two small children, he is manipulated into an unsuitable marriage by a young woman with a dark neurosis.

A Man Called Smith: A gripping and emotional historical family saga #ad - Tormented by his own grief and the ravages of war, John is blind to his children’s turmoil and pain. Washington State, 1964. John’s sixteen-year-old daughter Calla dreams of a life beyond her vindictive stepmother. Williams’ emotional tale. Wwii veteran john smith longs for the life he lost after the tragic death of his wife during childbirth.

As john fears he is too late to stop the war within his home, Calla vows to build a new life worth living. Can a grieving widower rebuild his splintered family to find peace at last? South Dakota, 1949.