Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Gabrielle Zevin
  • ISBN : 0735243352
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 5044

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. "Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is one of the best books I've ever read." —John Green On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts. Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Tom Sweterlitsch
  • ISBN : 0698142705
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 3146

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this “wild mash-up of Raymond Chandler, Philip K. Dick, and William S. Burroughs”*, a man who uses virtual reality to escape the horror of his dystopian world becomes obsessed with a mystery that could drive him mad. Pittsburgh is John Dominic Blaxton’s home even though the city has been uninhabitable ruin and ash for the past decade. The Pittsburgh Dominic lives in is the Archive, an immersive virtual reconstruction of the city’s buildings, parks, and landmarks, as well as the people who once lived there. Including Dominic’s wife and unborn child. When he’s not reliving every recorded moment with his wife in an endless cycle of desperation and despair, Dominic investigates mysterious deaths preserved in the Archive before Pittsburgh’s destruction. His latest cold case is the apparent murder of a woman whose every appearance is deliberately being deleted from the Archive. Obsessed with uncovering this woman’s identity and what happened to her, Dominic follows a trail from the virtual world into reality. But finding the truth buried deep within an illusion means risking his sanity and his very existence... “Tomorrow and Tomorrow is many things: a near-future cyberpunk thriller in the tradition of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling; a funny, gloomy meditation on technology and mental illness in the tradition of Phillip K. Dick and J.G. Ballard; a cynically outrageous mystery less in the tradition of Chandler than that of James Ellroy. A bleak, gorgeous romp through a pornographic and political American id. If books like this are the future of fiction, I'm not afraid for books at all.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette *Stewart O'Nan

Tomorrow

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Nadine Kaadan
  • ISBN : 1913747158
  • Publisher : Lantana Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 8229

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Yazan no longer goes to the park to play, and he no longer sees his friend who lives next door. Everything around him is changing. His parents sit in front of the television with the news turned up LOUD and Yazan's little red bike leans forgotten against the wall. Will he ever be able to go outside and play? An uplifting story about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict, and the strength of family love.

Elsewhere

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Gabrielle Zevin
  • ISBN : 9781429956253
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 8154

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It's quiet and peaceful. You can't get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere's museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe's psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she's dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn't want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin is a 2006 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

So Long, See You Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Maxwell
  • ISBN : 030778987X
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 4205

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who has the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss.

The World of Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Brendan Mathews
  • ISBN : 0316382205
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 9311

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal following three brothers through teeming prewar New York in this "entertaining . . . outsized . . . big, expressive debut" (Wall Street Journal) "A masterfully crafted novel . . . Comic, violent, and moving in equal measure." --John Irving "As rich and raucous as the city it celebrates." --O., The Oprah Magazine "Admirably fearless . . . Mathews has talent in buckets." --New York Times Book Review June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother, Michael, are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past. When Tom Cronin, an erstwhile assassin forced into one last job, tracks the brothers down, their lives begin to fracture. Francis must surrender to blackmail or have his family suffer fatal consequences. Michael, lost and wandering alone, turns to Lilly Bloch, a heartsick artist, to recover his decimated memory. And Martin and his wife, Rosemary, try to salvage their marriage and, ultimately, the lives of the other Dempseys. Meanwhile, with the Depression receding, all of New York is suffused with an electric feeling of hope, caught up in the fervor of the World's Fair and eager for good times after a decade of deprivation. From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the opulent Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of vagabonds and artists in the Bowery to the backroom warrens and shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings the prewar metropolis to vivid, pulsing life. The sweeping, intricate, and ambitious storytelling throughout this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow."

Tomorrow I'll Be Kind

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jessica Hische
  • ISBN : 152478706X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 8116

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In a follow-up to Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her lovely hand-lettering and adorable illustrations. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind. Tomorrow I'll be everything I strive to be each day And even when it's difficult I'll work to find a way. Immerse yourself in the beautifully hand-lettered words of widsom, hope, and positivity alongside adorable illustrations of love and caring. This book is a reminder to all readers, young and old, that the smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in the world--we just have to remember to be kind to one another. Praise for Tomorrow I'll Be Kind "As an introduction to personality characteristics, beneficial behaviors, and social-emotional skills, this is a solid choice, and fans of the previous volume are likely to embrace this one as well. 'I'll dream of all the good that comes / when we all just do our best,' the text explains--a sentiment that's hard to rebut. Gently encourages empathy, compassion, and consideration." -- Kirkus Reviews "A welcome call to tenderness." -- PW Reviews Praise for Tomorrow I'll Be Brave "Jessica Hische, one of the great designers and typographers, now shows herself equally adept at creating gorgeous and immersive images for young readers. This is a joyous burst of color."--Dave Eggers, author of Her Right Foot

Tomorrow Most Likely

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • ISBN : 1452176272
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 8796

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Every night we say goodnight. But tonight we also ask, "What will tomorrow bring? An odd-sounding song? A worried-looking bug? A mysterious rock?" Most likely, all of the above. In a modern take on the classic goodnight book, rather than focusing on going to bed, this little boy contemplates the next day and all of the wonderful, dreamy, and silly things that are to come. Whimsical, poignant, and hopeful, this sweet book from bestselling author Dave Eggers and award-winning illustrator Lane Smith is a bedtime story for tomorrow ever after.

Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Damian Dibben
  • ISBN : 1488080550
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 4716

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A grand sweep of adventure and travel, war and romance—along with a generous amount of face licking—that will have dog lovers enthralled.… Tomorrow offers a rich exploration of love, life and loyalty, in a world whose sensory atmosphere is irresistible.” —NPR A winter’s night, Venice, 1815. A 217-year-old dog is searching for his lost master. So begins the journey of Tomorrow, a dog who must travel through the courts and battlefields of Europe—and through the centuries—in search of the man who granted him immortality. His adventures take him to the London Frost Fair, the strange court of King Charles I, the wars of the Spanish succession, Versailles, the golden age of Amsterdam and to nineteenth-century Venice. His is a story of loyalty and determination, as Tomorrow befriends both animals and humans, falls in love (only once), marvels at the human ability to make music, despairs at their capacity for war and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit. But Tomorrow’s journey is also a race against time. Danger stalks his path, and in the shadows lurks an old enemy. Tomorrow must find his master before their pursuer can reach him and his master disappears forever. A spellbinding story of hope in the face of despair, Tomorrow draws us into a century-spanning tale of humanity and the unbreakable bond between two souls. After all, what is lost can surely be found…

Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Brian Fies
  • ISBN : 1613122691
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 3646

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, the long-awaited follow-up to Mom's Cancer, is a unique graphic novel that tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with his father. Spanning the period from the 1939 New York World's Fair to the last Apollo space mission in 1975, it is told through the eyes of a boy as he grows up in an era that was optimistic and ambitious, fueled by industry, engines, electricity, rockets, and the atom bomb. An insightful look at relationships and the promise of the future, award-winning author Brian Fies presents his story in a way that only comics and graphic novels can. Interspersed with the comic book adventures of Commander Cap Crater (created by Fies to mirror the styles of the comics and the time periods he is depicting), and mixing art and historical photographs, this groundbreaking graphic novel is a lively trip through a half century of technological evolution. It is also a perceptive look at the changing moods of our nation-and the enduring promise of the future. Praise for Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? “A graphic novel that looks like TV’s “Futurama” bred with The Golden Age of Comic Books, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? is at times charming, at times sad and foreboding, and always thought provoking.” —Air & Space Smithsonian "A hopelessly optimistic moon-age daydream"—The Village Voice “An exceptional and highly engaging experience.” —The Miami Herald "Whatever Happened To The World Of Tomorrow is a very special book that will speak to you on so many levels. And at the end of it, when you sit there and think on what you’ve just read, it may even make you, like it did me, realise that Fies’ vision of our past and his hope for the future is something we can all share in. Quite brilliant."—Richard Bruton, forbiddenplanet.co.uk F&P level: Y

Yesterday's Tomorrow

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Bini Adamczak
  • ISBN : 0262361930
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Number of Pages : 184
  • Readers : 1634

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: How the communist revolution failed, presented in a series of catastrophes. The communist project in the twentieth century grew out of utopian desires to oppose oppression and abolish class structures, to give individual lives collective meaning. The attempts to realize these ideals became a series of colossal failures. In Yesterday's Tomorrow, Bini Adamczak examines these catastrophes, proceeding in reverse chronological order from 1939 to 1917: the Hitler-Stalin Pact, the Great Terror of 1937, the failure of the European Left to prevent National Socialism, Stalin's rise to power, and the bloody rebellion at Kronstadt. In the process, she seeks a future that never happened.

Radiance of Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ishmael Beah
  • ISBN : 0143191721
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1642

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic: a harrowing account of Sierra Leone’s civil war and the fate of child soldiers that “everyone in the world should read” (The Washington Post). Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature,” has returned with his first novel, an affecting, tender parable about postwar life in Sierra Leone. At the centre of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to file back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the pain of their past and the uncertainty of their future. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Ishmael Beah.

Build for Tomorrow

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Jason Feifer
  • ISBN : 0593235398
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 6743

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The moments of greatest change can also be the moments of greatest opportunity. Adapt more quickly and use the power of change to your advantage with this guide from the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine and host of the Build for Tomorrow podcast. We experience change in four phases. The first is panic. Then we adapt. Then we find a new normal. And then, finally, we reach the phase we could not have imagined in the beginning, the moment when we realize that we wouldn’t go back. Build for Tomorrow is designed to accelerate that process—to help you lessen your panic, adapt faster, define the new normal, and thrive going forward. And it arrives as we all, in some way, have felt a shift in our lives. The pandemic forced a moment of collective change, and we are still being forced to make new plans and adjustments to our lives, families, and careers. Many of us will never go back, continuing to work from home, demanding higher wages, or starting new businesses. To help people along this journey, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer offers stories, lessons, and concrete exercises from the most potent sources of change in our world. He speaks to the world’s most successful changemakers—from global celebrities like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Maria Sharapova to innovative CEOs and Main Street heroes—to learn how they decide what to protect, what to discard, and how to move forward without fear. He also draws lessons from history, looking at how massive changes across time can help us better understand the opportunities of today. For example, he finds guidance for our post-pandemic realities inside the power shifts that occurred after the Bubonic Plague, and he reveals how the history of innovations like the elevator and even the teddy bear can teach anyone to be more forward-thinking. We cannot anticipate tomorrow’s needs, but it shouldn’t take a crisis to push us forward. This book will show you how to make change on your own terms.

This Time Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Emma Straub
  • ISBN : 0525539026
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 321
  • Readers : 1381

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."—Ann Patchett “The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional."—Emily Henry "Delightful"—Boston Globe "Poignant"—New York Times What if you could take a vacation to your past? With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story. On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?

Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • ISBN : 0241252202
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 3960

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'And when I shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars.' This collection of Shakespeare's soliloquies, including both old favourites and lesser-known pieces, shows him at his dazzling best. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Is This Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Caroline Leavitt
  • ISBN : 1616201258
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 4413

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mom. She finds her neighbors less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighborhood—in the throes of Cold War paranoia—seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son. Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?

Today Tonight Tomorrow

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Lynn Solomon
  • ISBN : 1534440267
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 8959

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Brilliant, hilarious, and oh-so-romantic.” —BuzzFeed “Swoony, steamy.” —Entertainment Weekly The Hating Game meets Booksmart by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours. Today, she hates him. It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time. Tonight, she puts up with him. When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other. As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams. Tomorrow…maybe she’s already fallen for him.

Tomorrow Will Be Better

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Betty Smith
  • ISBN : 0062988697
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 311
  • Readers : 2671

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "A rediscovered treasure." — Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post From Betty Smith, author of the beloved classic A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, comes a poignant story of love, marriage, poverty, and hope set in 1920s Brooklyn. Tomorrow Will Be Better tells the story of Margy Shannon, a shy but joyfully optimistic young woman just out of school who lives with her parents and witnesses how a lifetime of hard work, poverty, and pain has worn them down. Her mother's resentment toward being a housewife and her father's inability to express his emotions result in a tense home life where Margy has no voice. Unable to speak up against her overbearing mother, Margy takes refuge in her dreams of a better life. Her goals are simple—to find a husband, have children, and live in a nice home—one where her children will never know the terror of want or the need to hide from quarreling parents. When she meets Frankie Malone, she thinks her dreams might be fulfilled, but a devastating loss rattles her to her core and challenges her life-long optimism. As she struggles to come to terms with the unexpected path her life has taken, Margy must decide whether to accept things as they are or move firmly in the direction of what she truly wants. Rich with the flavor of its Brooklyn background, and filled with the joys and heartbreak of family life, Tomorrow Will Be Better is told with a simplicity, tenderness, and warmhearted humor that only Betty Smith could write.

The Book of Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Cecelia Ahern
  • ISBN : 0007290063
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 4560

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lose yourself in the magical and mesmerising story from Cecelia Ahern of how tomorrow can change what happens today.

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Elaine Sommers Rich
  • ISBN : 1498218989
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 94
  • Readers : 2021

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "I wanted to tell a story about adolescents who knew what they were doing and why." Elaine Sommers Rich gives this as a reason for having written this book. Along with Esther Miller, a Voluntary Service unit member, Rich takes us onto the receiving ward of a state mental hospital in the summer of 1948 following her freshman year in college. The charge attendant on Esther's ward has a "treat 'em rough" attitude toward the mentally ill, an attitude which immediately poses serious problems for Esther. Her emotional life is further complicated when she becomes infatuated with tall, blond Philip Landis "from the East." One of Esther's dreams comes true when she gets to set up an art project for patients as part of a therapy program initiated by the VS unit. Christian idealists will like this story of a young girl's love affair with life.

Child of My Heart

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Alice McDermott
  • ISBN : 0374706069
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3851

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A young girl's astonishing, poignant first look into the turbulent heart of things "I had in my care that summer four dogs, three cats, the Moran kids, Daisy, my eight-year-old cousin, and Flora, the toddler child of a local artist. There was also, for a while, a litter of wild rabbits, three of them, that had been left under our back steps.... " Alice McDermott's haunting and enchanting new work of fiction--her first since the bestselling Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award--is narrated by a woman who was born beautiful. Her parents decided that her best chance in life was to marry a wealthy man, so she was raised on the east end of Long Island, among the country houses of the rich. On the cusp of fifteen, she is the town's most sought-after babysitter--cheerful, beloved, a wonder with children and animals, but also a solitary soul with an already complex understanding of human nature--when her favorite cousin, Daisy, comes to spend the summer. The narrator's witty, piquant, deeply etched evocation of all that was really transpiring under the surface during that seemingly idyllic season gives her wry tale--infused with suppressed passion, disappointment, and enduring hope--its remarkable vividness and impact. Once again, Alice McDermott explores the mysterious depths of what seems like everyday life with unforgettable insight and resonant emotional power.

Earth Has No Tomorrow

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Norman Ball
  • ISBN : 1598581171
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Readers : 4523

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Poems to Live Your Life By

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  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Author : Chris Riddell
  • ISBN : 1509814396
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 2628

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Poems to Live Your Life By, Chris Riddell, political cartoonist for the Observer, has selected his very favourite classic and modern poems about life, death and everything in between. This gorgeously illustrated collection includes forty-six poems and is divided into sections covering: musings, youth, family, love, imaginings, nature, war and endings. Chris Riddell brings them to life with his exquisite, intricate artwork in this beautiful anthology. This perfect gift features famous poems, old and new, and a few surprises. Classic verses from William Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, W. B. Yeats and Christina Rossetti sit alongside poems from Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Carol Ann Duffy, Neil Gaiman and Roger McGough to create the ultimate collection.

Tomorrow

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Nick Gifford
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : infinity plus
  • Number of Pages : 238
  • Readers : 5336

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Tomorrow: a future only you can see; a future only you can save... When fifteen-year-old Luke's father dies, his eccentric family threatens to descend into chaos. Luke distracts himself by helping to sort through his father's belongings, a painful process which takes on an entirely new dimension when he discovers that his father had somehow had knowledge of events in his own future. This prescience is connected in some way to a recent spate of terrorist attacks, which would explain why security forces - and others - start to take an interest in Luke's discovery. Just what had his father known, and why are Luke and his friends suddenly at the centre of it all? Tomorrow: an emotion- and time-tangled thriller set in the War Against Chronological Terror. Tomorrow: when three teenagers may have the power to save or destroy a world that is yet to be. Praise for Nick Gifford's work: 'The king of children's horror' - Sunday Express "Another great teen thriller." Spot On "Ingenious ... this chilling story reads with all the power and demented logic of a thoroughly bad dream." The Independent "A contemporary thriller with overtones of Orwell and Huxley about it." Rhyl Journal "A story that genuinely chills and chafes at ethical and moral certainty... Erased is a real romp of a read. That it equips readers with an awareness of the mechanics of inhumanity must be a step towards ensuring history's mistakes are not repeated." Achukareviews

Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Roslyn Weaver
  • ISBN : 0786484659
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 4872

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Australia has been a frequent choice of location for narratives about the end of the world in science fiction and speculative works, ranging from pre-colonial apocalyptic maps to key literary works from the last fifty years. This critical work explores the role of Australia in both apocalyptic literature and film. Works and genres covered include Nevil Shute’s popular novel On the Beach, Mad Max, children’s literature, Indigenous writing, and cyberpunk. The text examines ways in which apocalypse is used to undermine complacency, foretell environmental disasters, critique colonization, and to serve as a means of protest for minority groups. Australian apocalypse imagines Australia at the ends of the world, geographically and psychologically, but also proposes spaces of hope for the future.

Assorted Poems (With Nuts)

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  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Jerrel Dean Parent
  • ISBN : 1440116180
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Readers : 1037

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The poems selected for this volume are politically incorrect, spiritual, whimsical, clever, and charming. What else would one expect from the youngest of ten siblings who lived in holey-roofed houses, picked spinach and cotton, and rode stick horses; or from a man who jumped out of airplanes wanting to be a hero, survived a car wreck which rearranged his face and body, quit drinking at age fifty, divorced and remarried, learned to play the piano, took up drawing and oil painting, and delved into the works of Carl Jung, resulting in an acute psychotic episode and an early retirement. He is currently dealing with memory loss and autumn leaves. Jerrel has written thousands of poems that reflect the disparity of his nature and interests. In arranging this book for him an assortment of topics and moods fell naturally into place. As it says in his poem, “The Writer:” Words tumbled from his pen like rocks in an avalanche, The only obvious meaning is something came loose higher up...

Lessons from the Bible

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Debra Moody Bass Ph.D
  • ISBN : 1973675528
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Number of Pages : 294
  • Readers : 5925

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Lessons from the Bible contains 39 meditations that begin with Genesis and ends with the last prophet listed in the Old Testament, Malachi. The book focuses on the relationship between the original audience and the present reader. It is written to inspire and challenge conservative teaching that would support division in the pew and the pulpit.

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Lhundub Sopa
  • ISBN : 0861717732
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Readers : 7647

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge. Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

Family Reading Time

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Dr. Ernest Cronin
  • ISBN : 3986461248
  • Publisher : XinXii
  • Number of Pages : 122
  • Readers : 6322

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Strong Bonds - Strong Families It has been said that "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents and grandparents." Dedicated, regular time for reading is essential in creating strong family ties and demonstrating to children the tremendous value of reading. This is a time when you talk, laugh, connect, and most importantly bond with your family. Dr. Ernest Cronin has compiled his favorite recitations in this poetry book which contains: - Poems and prose that have stood the test of time - Inspirational and educational passages - Thought-provoking quotes from famous leaders - Lyrics from a few familiar songs - Patriotic selections Inspire your children and grandchildren as you read and learn together. Give them the gift of words, context and understanding. Allow your dinner table to be a place of fun and relaxation, while building a strong connection with your family through reading.

Social Style/Management Style

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Robert Bolton,Dorothy Grover Bolton
  • ISBN : 0814424384
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 6378

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What is social style, and how can you make it work for you in a business situation? Your success at any management level depends largely on your ability to deal with other people. In this business-oriented approach to interpersonal relationships, management experts Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton show you how to assess various behavior patterns and how to use that knowledge to capitalize on your strengths, minimize your weaknesses, and get the results you want from others.Are you predominantly an Amiable, an Analytical, an Expressive, or a Driver? Nearly everyone, according to Boltons' extensive research, uses on of the four basic social styles more often than the others. No style is better than any other, but each does bring with it a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. This book shows you not only how to recognize your particular style but also how to use that knowledge to manage others more effectively, set appropriate life goals and career paths, plan a sound self-improvement plan, increase your creativity, and more. Te best managers, claim the Boltons, excel at being what they are rather than at trying to be what they are not.If you feel that your effectiveness at work could be increased by better interpersonal skills but are tired of theories that want you to overhaul yourself to fit some uncomfortable, impersonal ""management style,"" then let Social Style/Management Style improve your dealings with others and still let you be yourself.

Falling Stars

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : V.C. Andrews
  • ISBN : 074342168X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 6542

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: All The World's A Stage -- but What If The Play Doesn't Go As Planned? Four talented girls from vastly different pasts share a dream of stardom: Cinnamon, the edgy actress; Ice, the phenomenal vocalist; Rose, the beautiful dancer; and Honey, the first-rate violinist. The four meet at the prestigious Senetsky School of the Performing Arts -- housed in an ornate New York City mansion -- and become instant friends as they take off on a dazzling whirlwind of intense classes, theater outings, and celebrity-studded parties. And together they bend the strict house rules of Madame Senetsky, a famous actress who guarantees success for students under her tutelage. But they soon realize this is no ordinary school. Madame Senetsky pushes the girls' studies beyond reason. She controls their social lives. And they get the strange feeling someone is watching them. But who...and why? Cinnamon, Ice, Rose, and Honey set out to untangle a shadowy web of Senetsky family secrets. As they explore dark corners and hidden rooms, every creak and moan of the old mansion tells a story too frightening to repeat. A devastating story that can destroy their dreams...

Unsight Chance

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J. B. Stallworth
  • ISBN : 0984013806
  • Publisher : JB Stallworth
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 4405

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Fashioned after Mary Higgins Clarke's with an urban contemporary spin, J.B. Stallworth's pocketbook thriller serial 'Fear Me Not' is back dropped against the colorful and often corrupt world of the powerful and elite in historic Baltimore, Maryland. The series begins with part one... Unsight Chance. Returning home is never easy. Especially if every sordid, embarrassing detail of your Hollywood coupling gone-bad is headlined on all the celebrity magazines, entertainment TV shows and gossip blogs. That's what Nicole Harkem faces as she sheepishly returns home to Baltimore after ending her eight-year marriage to famed rap star Gynesis. Nicole soon realizes that going back means confronting her past and mending unkempt relationships with family, old friends and enemies alike; making starting over a challenge. However, thing gets even more complicated for the brokenhearted Nicole when a popular transgender nightclub performer is found murdered. Ironically, the trail leads to Nicole's former high school chum and mayoral candidate, Councilman Madison Shelly. Unexpectedly, she finds herself caught up in a web of secrets, corruption and lies as she and her buddy-stylist, Jared race to clear Madison's name in time... before they too end up in the morgue. Unsight Chance is full of colorful, engaging characters, plot twist and turns that serves up enough wit and suspense while leaving readers hungry for more in the follow-up installment... When It Rains, It Pours.

Bought by the Blood

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Robert G. Lee
  • ISBN : 1546918515
  • Publisher : Solid Christian Books
  • Number of Pages : 168
  • Readers : 3870

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Twice Upon a Kiss

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jane Susann MacCarter
  • ISBN : 1623421942
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 330
  • Readers : 8722

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: College senior Stella Denton has very few prospects and even fewer suitors i.e. none when a gunshot wound to the head catapults her from 21st century Minneapolis to Jarmo, a real-life hunter-gatherer society circa 7000 BCE. Although Stella starts 'living sequentially' in both realities, she thrives far more in her ancient life. However, an impending war could also get her people slaughtered unless she takes immediate action to save herself and her tribe. During her dual-life journey, Stella draws the interest of Dr. Vale, an unappreciated, thirty-something professor of paleoanthropology, charismatic Chieftain Hari of the Jarmo tribe, and young Ashur, a prehistoric teenager in need of lessons in love. But when the time comes to make an irrevocable choice between the two, will Stella choose down-to-earth reality or the allure of the unknown?

Raced to Death in 1920s Hawai i

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Jonathan Y Okamura
  • ISBN : 0252051440
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Number of Pages : 252
  • Readers : 2024

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: On September 18, 1928, Myles Yutaka Fukunaga kidnapped and brutally murdered ten-year-old George Gill Jamieson in Waikîkî. Fukunaga, a nineteen-year-old nisei, or second-generation Japanese American, confessed to the crime. Within three weeks, authorities had convicted him and sentenced him to hang, despite questions about Fukunaga's sanity and a deeply flawed defense by his court-appointed attorneys. Jonathan Y. Okamura argues that officials "raced" Fukunaga to death—first viewing the accused only as Japanese despite the law supposedly being colorblind, and then hurrying to satisfy the Haole (white) community's demand for revenge. Okamura sets the case against an analysis of the racial hierarchy that undergirded Hawai‘ian society, which was dominated by Haoles who saw themselves most threatened by the islands' sizable Japanese American community. The Fukunaga case and others like it in the 1920s reinforced Haole supremacy and maintained the racial boundary that separated Haoles from non-Haoles, particularly through racial injustice. As Okamura challenges the representation of Hawai i as a racial paradise, he reveals the ways Haoles usurped the criminal justice system and reevaluates the tense history of anti-Japanese racism in Hawai i.

Włodzimierz Staniewski and the Phenomenon of “Gardzienice”

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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Author : S. E. Gontarski,Tomasz Wiśniewski,Katarzyna Kręglewska
  • ISBN : 1000477533
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 428
  • Readers : 2288

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers a broad overview of the contemporary state of the Gardzienice theatrical company and its evolution. Their most recent production, The Wedding, is taken as a focal point for a retrospective discussion on the company’s development. Premiered at the festival celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company, The Wedding echoes most of the major achievements of Staniewski’s stage language and his capacity of exploring and developing the performative potential of liveness. This study consists of essays by prominent practitioners and theoreticians of theatre, director’s notes, conversations with Staniewski and other company members, selected archival materials and substantial visual coverage. It promises to be of great interest to students and scholars across the fields of theatre and performance studies.

Never Lay Down Before Anybody…

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Birister Sharma
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Birister Sharma
  • Number of Pages : 50
  • Readers : 3576

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Your success is within you! You need to search within you. You can’t get success without knowing yourself. You must know your strong points and weak points. Then only you can venture on the road of success. You’ve to awake yourself! You’ve to arise yourself! Success is your birthright. You’re born to become successful in this world. Don’t waste your valuable time. Don’t waste your valuable life. Know your strength. Believe yourself. You can do anything in your life, if you wish. Never give up in your life. Success and failure are not permanent. Your success is within you! Awake it! Arise it! ***

Shakespeare in Swahililand: Adventures with the Ever-Living Poet

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Edward Wilson-Lee
  • ISBN : 0008146209
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 8165

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Investigating the literary culture of the early interaction between European countries and East Africa, Edward Wilson-Lee uncovers an extraordinary sequence of stories in which explorers, railway labourers, decadent émigrés, freedom fighters, and pioneering African leaders made Shakespeare their own in this alien land.

How We Are Hungry

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • ISBN : 0307369064
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 6236

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical and soulful collection of stories from the acclaimed author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Ranging from a doomed Irish setter’s tales of running and jumping (“After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned”) to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship (“Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance”), and from the Egyptian desert to the asphalt of Interstate 5, these stories are Eggers at his finest. By turns devastating, clear-eyed and funn – incredibly funny – this collection is a marvel.

Capital

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  • Category : Art
  • Author : Kenneth Goldsmith
  • ISBN : 1784781576
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Number of Pages : 928
  • Readers : 8232

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Acclaimed artist Kenneth Goldsmith’s thousand-page homage to New York City Here is a kaleidoscopic assemblage and poetic history of New York: an unparalleled and original homage to the city, composed entirely of quotations. Drawn from a huge array of sources—histories, memoirs, newspaper articles, novels, government documents, emails—and organized into interpretive categories that reveal the philosophical architecture of the city, Capital is the ne plus ultra of books on the ultimate megalopolis. It is also a book of experimental literature that transposes Walter Benjamin’s unfinished magnum opus of literary montage on the modern city, The Arcades Project, from nineteenth-century Paris to twentieth-century New York, bringing the streets and its inhabitants to life in categories such as “Sex,” “Central Park,” “Commodity,” “Loneliness,” “Gentrification,” “Advertising,” and “Mapplethorpe.” Capital is a book designed to fascinate and to fail—for can a megalopolis truly ever be captured in words? Can a history, no matter how extensive, ever be comprehensive? Each reading of this book, and of New York, is a unique and impossible project.