In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I. R. A. One of the new york times 10 best books of the yearbest nonfiction book of the year - time magazineone of the best 10 books of the year - washington postnew york times bestsellerwinner of the orwell prizelonglisted for the national book award "masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972.
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland #ad - In this meticulously reported book -- as finely paced as a novel -- Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. They never saw her again. Terrorists such as dolours price, when she was barely out of her teens, who, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear DisasterSimon & Schuster #ad - The result is a masterful nonfiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, and documents from recently-declassified archives, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand.
Midnight in chernobyl is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, of human resilience and ingenuity, remain not just vital but necessary.
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster #ad - But the real story of the accident, propaganda, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. In the thirty years since then, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world.
A new york times best book of the year a time best book of the year a kirkus reviews best nonfiction book of the year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalist Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.
Early in the morning of april 26, 1986, reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster.
The Yellow House: A Memoir 2019 National Book Award WinnerGrove Press #ad - A book of great ambition, Sarah M. Located in the gap between the “big easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, and the internalized shame that often follows. A new york times bestsellerwinner of the 2019 national book award for nonfictiona brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.
In 1961, sarah M. Broom’s the yellow house tells a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities. The yellow house expands the map of new orleans to include the stories of its lesser known natives, to demonstrate how enduring drives of clan, pride, guided deftly by one of its native daughters, and familial love resist and defy erasure.
The Yellow House: A Memoir 2019 National Book Award Winner #ad - . This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house's entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. Widowed, ivory mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children.
But after simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become Ivory Mae’s thirteenth and most unruly child. It is a transformative, deeply moving story from an unparalleled new voice of startling clarity, authority, and power. Broom’s mother ivory mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it.
Disappearing Earth: A novelKnopf #ad - We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty--densely wooded forests, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska--and into a region as complex as it is alluring, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused.
In a story as propulsive as it is emotionally engaging, and through a young writer's virtuosic feat of empathy and imagination, this powerful novel brings us to a new understanding of the intricate bonds of family and community, in a Russia unlike any we have seen before. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing.
. Thrilling" --simon winchester"a genuine masterpiece" --Gary ShteyngartSpellbinding, moving--evoking a fascinating region on the other side of the world--this suspenseful and haunting story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer. One august afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls--sisters, eight and eleven--go missing.
Disappearing Earth: A novel #ad - Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. Taking us through a year in kamchatka, a neighbor, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the worlds of a cast of richly drawn characters, a detective, all connected by the crime: a witness, a mother.
. One of the new york times 10 best books of the yeara best book of 2019: entertainment weekly, kirkus, npr, The Washington Post, AV ClubNational Book Award FinalistFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard prizeLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel PrizeNational Best Seller"Splendidly imagined.
Night Boat to Tangier: A NovelDoubleday #ad - One of the new york times book review's 10 best books of 2019 named a best book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Millions, The Paris Review, Lit Hub, and NPR No.1 irish times bestsellerlonglisted for the booker prize From the acclaimed author of the international sensations City of Bohane and Beatlebone, a striking and gorgeous new novel of two aging criminals at the tail ends of their damage-filled careers.
It is october 23, 2018, and they are expecting Maurice's estranged daughter, Dilly, to either arrive on a boat coming from Tangier or depart on one heading there. A superbly melancholic melody of a novel full of beautiful phrases and terrible men. In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen -- Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs -- sit at night, none too patiently.
Night Boat to Tangier: A Novel #ad - This nocturnal vigil will initiate an extraordinary journey back in time to excavate their shared history of violence, romance, mutual betrayals and serial exiles, rendered with the dark humor and the hardboiled Hibernian lyricism that have made Kevin Barry one of the most striking and admired fiction writers at work today.
Exhalation: StoriesKnopf #ad - One of the new york times 10 best books of the yeara national bestsellerone of the best books of the year:THE WASHINGTON POST • TIME MAGAZINE • NPR • ESQUIRE • VOX • THE A. V. The best kind of science fiction. Barack obama, via facebook"the universe began as an enormouS BREATH BEING HELD.
In these nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories, Ted Chiang tackles some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries only he could imagine. Club • the guardian • financial times • the dallas morning news “exhalation by ted chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human.
Exhalation: Stories #ad - In “exhalation, ” an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications that are literally universal. In “anxiety is the dizziness of freedom, ” the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. Including stories being published for the first time as well as some of his rare and classic uncollected work, Exhalation is Ted Chiang at his best: profound, sympathetic—revelatory.
In “the merchant and the alchemist’s gate, ” a portal through time forces a fabric seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past mistakes and second chances.
The Topeka School: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A new york times, lit hub, financial times uk, the times uk, the times literary supplement uk, time, npr, and washington post top 10 book of the year named one of the best bOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Esquire, Amazon, Vulture, Kirkus, GQ, The Telegraph UK, Vogue, SPY. Com, transgression, and the new york public library from the award-winning author of 10:04 and leaving the Atocha Station, and the conditions that have given rise to the trolls and tyrants of the New RightAdam Gordon is a senior at Topeka High School, a tender and expansive family drama set in the American Midwest at the turn of the century: a tale of adolescence, class of ’97.
They both work at a psychiatric clinic that has attracted staff and patients from around the world. It is also a riveting prehistory of the present: the collapse of public speech, the trolls and tyrants of the New Right, and the ongoing crisis of identity among white men. He is one of the cool kids, ready to fight or, better, freestyle about fighting if it keeps his peers from thinking of him as weak.
The Topeka School: A Novel #ad - . Adam is also one of the seniors who bring the loner Darren Eberheart—who is, unbeknownst to Adam, his father’s patient—into the social scene, to disastrous effect. Deftly shifting perspectives and time periods, jonathan’s marital transgressions, its struggles and its strengths: Jane’s reckoning with the legacy of an abusive father, The Topeka School is the story of a family, the challenge of raising a good son in a culture of toxic masculinity.
His mother, is a famous feminist author; his father, Jonathan, Jane, is an expert at getting “lost boys” to open up. Adam is a renowned debater, expected to win a national championship before he heads to college.
Lost Children Archive: A novelKnopf #ad - A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure--both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations.
Told through several compelling voices, and images, blending texts, sounds, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. Because they were the last of something, answers his father. In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained--or lost in the desert along the way.
Lost Children Archive: A novel #ad - As the family drives--through virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. Why apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. One of the new york times 10 best books of the yeara best book of 2019: entertainment weekly; time; npr; o, the oprah magazine; the washington post; gq; the guardian; chicago tribune; dallas morning news; and the new york public libraryfinalist for tHE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTIONLONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE“The novel truly becomes novel again in Luiselli’s hands—electric, elastic, alluring, new.
Parul sehgal, full of beauty, The New York Times"Impossibly smart, heart and insight .
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill UsBloomsbury Publishing #ad - She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence.
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us #ad - Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and reform movements from across the country, law enforcement, and what it will take to truly address it. In no visible bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing.
. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. A tour de force. Eve ensler "terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone. Andrew Solomon "Extraordinary. New york times, “editors' Choice” “Gut-wrenching, required reading. Esquire "Compulsively readable.
The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an EmpireBloomsbury Publishing #ad - Over the course of the next 47 years, the company's reach grew until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in the city of London. The anarchy tells one of history's most remarkable stories: how the mughal Empire-which dominated world trade and manufacturing and possessed almost unlimited resources-fell apart and was replaced by a multinational corporation based thousands of miles overseas, and answerable to shareholders, most of whom had never even seen India and no idea about the country whose wealth was providing their dividends.
. The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional company and became something much more unusual: an international corporation transformed into an aggressive colonial power. Using previously untapped sources, dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before and provides a portrait of the devastating results from the abuse of corporate power.
The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire #ad - Superb … a vivid and richly detailed story … worth reading by everyone. The new york times book reviewfrom the bestselling author of Return of a King, the story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country. In august 1765, in his place, the east india company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army.
The Nickel Boys: A NovelDoubleday #ad - New york times bestsellerone of time magazine's 10 best fiction books of the decadewinner of the kirkus prizelonglisted for the national book award in this bravura follow-up to the pulitzer prize, and national book award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
As the civil rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy. Based on the real story of a reform school in florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
Martin luther king to heart: He is "as good as anyone. Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future.
The Nickel Boys: A Novel #ad - King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you. His friend turner thinks elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades.