Each chapter springs from one of these songs. She assembles an album of greatest hits – the songs that mean the most to her, songs that she wrote during the brightest and darkest times in her life. By the time she has selected the final song, Cass is confronted with one last choice: whether she can find the strength within herself to open her heart once more.
Greatest Hits #ad - Greatest hits is an enchanting novel that will capture and delight anyone who has discovered the rewards of music, or who has found strength and meaning in art. The beloved singer-songwriter Cass Wheeler has abandoned retirement for one last chapter in her musical career.
The Versions of UsMariner Books #ad - 1 uk bestseller “A joy. Guardian “Enchanting. People “Triumphant. Sunday telegraph“Stunningly crafted and constantly surprising. An utterly convincing love story about two people destined to be together somehow, no matter what. Times “one Day meets Sliding Doors. Ellea dazzling novel about the ways the smallest decisions give shape to our lives, The Versions of Us charts a relationship through three possible futures.
Late for class, eva Edelstein swerves to miss a dog and crashes her bike. Theversions of Us is a tour de force of storytelling. In that brief moment, three outcomes are born for Eva and Jim. Cambridge, 1958. Barnett renders an irresistible concept in sweet, cool prose — a bit like a choose-your-own-adventure book in which you don’t have to choose.
The Versions of Us #ad - Observer “one of the most engrossing novels either of us has read in years. Richard madeley, richard and Judy Book Club “I simply adored this wonderful novel. Jessie burton, author of The Muse and The Miniaturist . As the strands of their lives weave together and apart across the decades from college through wildly different successes and disappointments, seductions and betrayals, births and funerals, joys and sorrows, the only constant is the power of their connection.
The Electric Hotel: A NovelSarah Crichton Books #ad - A french pioneer of silent films who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging for mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back.
A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and love. For more than thirty years, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments in desperate need of restoration, as well as Claude’s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him.
The Electric Hotel: A Novel #ad - The electric hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema.
The Grammarians: A NovelSarah Crichton Books #ad - A dazzling comedy of sisterly and linguistic manners, a revelation of the delights and stresses of intimacy, The Grammarians is the work of one of our great comic novelists at her very best. Their fraying twinship finally shreds completely when the sisters go to war, absurdly but passionately, over custody of their most prized family heirloom: Merriam Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition.
Daphne, copy editor and grammar columnist, devotes herself to preserving the dignity and elegance of Standard English. Laurel, instead, who gives up teaching kindergarten to write poetry, is drawn, to the polymorphous, chameleon nature of the written and spoken word. They speak a secret “twin” tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, which has always bound them together, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, begins instead to push them apart.
The Grammarians: A Novel #ad - Cathleen schine has written a playful and joyful celebration of the interplay of language and life. An enchanting, comic love letter to sibling rivalry and the English language. From the author compared to nora ephron and Nancy Mitford, not to mention Jane Austen, comes a new novel celebrating the beauty, mischief, and occasional treachery of language.
The grammarians are laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words.
How Could She: A NovelViking #ad - Named a best book of 2019 by esquire and a best Book of 2019 So Far by Real Simple and Glamour"Bitingly funny and often painfully realistic. Entertainment Weekly"Brilliant. Her two old friends, left ages ago for new york, handsome husbands, where they've landed good jobs, Sunny and Rachel, and unfairly glamorous lives or at least so it appears to Geraldine.
. And rachel is trying to keep it together as a new mom, why are sunny and rachel--who've always been suspicious of each other--suddenly hanging out without Geraldine?Hilarious and fiercely observed, and wife--how is it that she was more confident and successful at twenty-five than in her mid-thirties? Perhaps worst of all, writer, How Could She is an essential novel of female friendship, an insider's look into the cutthroat world of New York media--from print to podcasting--and a witty exploration of the ways we can and cannot escape our pasts.
How Could She: A Novel #ad - Sick of watching from the sidelines, Geraldine decides to force the universe to give her the big break she knows she deserves, and moves to New York City. Meanwhile, sunny's life as an It Girl watercolorist is not nearly as charmed as it seemed to Geraldine from Toronto. As she zigzags her way through the downtown art scene and rooftop party circuit, she discovers how hard it is to find her footing in a world of influencers and media darlings.
Devastating, reliably hilarious. Nylon"a compulsively readable page-turner.
The Body in Question: A NovelPantheon #ad - During deliberations the lovers learn that they are on opposing sides of the case. I loved every page” —ann patchett, act of god “a feat of literary magic”—Booklist and, with Amy Hempel, elegant page-turner” —Vanity Fair, The Hand That Feeds You “An unnerving, a spare, masterful novel. New york times 100 notable books of the year ***from the author of Heroic Measures “Smart and funny and completely surprising.
After the verdict, hannah returns home to her much older husband, powerful, but the case ignites once again and Hannah’s “one last dalliance before she is too old” takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences as The Body in Question moves to its affecting, and surprising conclusion. Both are sequestered she, juror c-2; he, F-17 along with the other jurors at the Econo Lodge off I-75.
The situation: a sensational murder trial, set in a courthouse more Soviet than Le Corbusier; a rich, white teenage girl—a twin—on trial for murdering her toddler brother. Suddenly they look at one another through an altogether different lens, as things become more complicated. As the shocking and numbing details of the crime are revealed during a string of days and courtroom hours, and the nights play out in a series of court-financed meals at Outback Steak House the state isn’t paying for their drinks and Red Lobster, Hannah and Graham fall into a furtive affair, keeping their oath as jurors never to discuss the trial.
The Body in Question: A Novel #ad - Two of the jurors: hannah, a married fifty-two-year-old former Rolling Stone and Interview Magazine photographer of rock stars and socialites she began to photograph animals when she realized she saw people “as a species”, and Graham, a forty-one-year-old anatomy professor. The place: central Florida.
The Most Fun We Ever Had: A NovelDoubleday #ad - An instant new york times bestseller"ambitious and brilliantly written. Jane smiley, The Washington Post"Outstanding. The literary love child of Jonathan Franzen and Anne Tyler. The guardian"everything about this brilliant debut cuts deep: the humor, the wisdom, the pathos. By 2016, soothes herself with booze and younger men; violet, widowed young, a litigator-turned-stay-at-home-mom, finds herself pregnant with a baby she's not sure she wants by a man she's not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, battles anxiety and self-doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects.
In painting this luminous portrait of a family's becoming, Lombardo joins the ranks of writers such as Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout, and Jonathan Franzen as visionary chroniclers of our modern lives. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents'.
. Claire lombardo writes like she's been doing it for a hundred years, and like she's been alive for a thousand. Rebecca makkai, author of the great believersWhen Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that's to come. As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah Bendt--given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption fifteen years before--we are shown the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons' past: years marred by adolescence, and resentment, infidelity, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.
The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel #ad - Spanning nearly half a century, resistance, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, abhorrence, and set against the quintessential American backdrop of Chicago and its prospering suburbs, Lombardo's debut explores the triumphs and burdens of love, and the baffling mixture of affection, and submission we feel for those closest to us.
Strangers and Cousins: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - With strangers and cousins, and introduces a winsome, hopefulness and growth, Leah Hager Cohen delivers a story of pageantry and performance, unforgettable cast of characters whose lives are forever changed by events that unfold and reverberate across generations. What she doesn't know is that by the end, effervescent college friends, everyone will have roles to play in this richly imagined ceremony of familial connection-a brood of quirky relatives, ghosts emerging from the past, a determined little mouse, and even the very group of new neighbors whose presence has shaken Rundle Junction to its core.
. One of the washington post's ten best books of the yearone of christian science monitor's best FICTION OF 2019 "Funny and tender but also provocative and wise. Clever, passionate, artistic Clem has her own agenda. A marriage ceremony at their beloved, rambling home should be the happiest of occasions, but Walter and Bennie have a secret.
Strangers and Cousins: A Novel #ad - A new community has moved to rundle Junction, threatening the social order and forcing Bennie and Walter to confront uncomfortable truths about the lengths they would go to to maintain harmony. Meanwhile, aunt glad, the oldest member of the family, arrives for the wedding plagued by long-buried memories of a scarring event that occurred when she was a girl in Rundle Junction.
As she uncovers details about her role in this event, the family begins to realize that Clem's wedding may not be exactly what it seemed. In the seemingly idyllic town of Rundle Junction, Bennie and Walter are preparing to host the wedding of their eldest daughter Clem.
She Was Like That: New and Selected StoriesScribner #ad - In these twelve deft, acutely funny and often heartbreaking stories, Kate Walbert delves into the hearts and minds of women. Her characters are searchers, uneasy in one way or another. In the riveting opening story “m&m world, ” a woman is plunged into panic when she briefly loses one of her daughters at the vast and over-stimulating Times Square store.
A new york times 100 notable books of 2019 selection from kate walbert, national book Award nominee, comes a dazzling, the highly acclaimed, career-spanning collection of new and selected stories. And in the poignant, “a mother is someone Who Tells Jokes, ” a mother reflects on the nursery school project that preceded her son’s autism diagnosis.
She Was Like That: New and Selected Stories #ad - In “slow the heart, ” a single mother tries to ease tension at the dinner table with Roses and Thorns, the game she knows the Obamas played in the White House. In “radical feminists, ” a woman skating with her two children encounters the man who derailed her career years earlier. They question the definitions assigned to them as wives, mothers, and often isolating, reveling in small, and daughters; they seek their own way within isolated, circumstances, everyday epiphanies and moments of clarity.
They yearn for connection. This is a deeply moving, resonant collection from a writer “rightly celebrated for her ability to capture the variety and vulnerability of women’s lives with a combination of lyricism and brawn” NPR.
Older BrotherEuropa Editions #ad - Guven alternates between an ironic take on contemporary society and the gravity of terrorist threats. When younger brother returns home, he has changed. He explores with equal poignancy the lives of “Uberized” workers and actors in the global jihad. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family.
But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother who wonder what his real motivations were. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors.
Older Brother #ad - Superb. Older brother accomplishes what the best kind of reporting can do: wade into questions that resist simple answers, while restoring dignity to its characters. The new york times books reviewolder brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn’t offer them many opportunities.
The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria.
Fleishman Is in Trouble: A NovelRandom House #ad - The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. As toby tries to figure out where rachel went, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation.
Not until its explosive final pages are you fully aware of its cunning ferocity. Taffy brodesser-akner’s debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page-turner with heft. Maria Semple. But if toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place.
Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel #ad - He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. Now this. A searing, unsettling, utterly unvarnished debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an insightful, often hilarious exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope.
Alma’s best jewish novel of the year “blisteringly funny, heartbreaking, and true, feverishly smart, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an essential read for anyone who’s wondered how to navigate loving and hating the people we choose. Cynthia d’aprix sweeney, fleishman is in trouble is shrewdly observed, brimming with wisdom, author of The Nest“From its opening pages, and utterly of this moment.
New york times bestseller • national book award longlist • “a feminist jeremiad nested inside a brilliant comic novel—a book that makes you laugh so hard you don’t notice till later that your eyebrows have been singed off.