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Foreign Affairs

By Alison Lurie
  • ISBN Code: : 1480422495
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
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This Pulitzer Prize–winning novel follows two American academics in London—a young man and a middle-aged woman—as they each fall into unexpected romances. In her early fifties, Vinnie Miner is the sort of woman no one ever notices, despite her career as an Ivy League professor. She doubts she could get a man’s attention if she waved a brightly colored object in front of him. And though she loves her work, her specialty—children’s folk rhymes—earns little respect from her fellow scholars. Then, alone on a flight to London for a research trip, she sits next to a man she would never have viewed as a potential romantic partner. In a Western-cut suit and a rawhide tie, he is a sanitary engineer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on a group tour. He’s the very opposite of her type, but before Vinnie knows it, she’s spending more and more time with him. Also in London is Vinnie’s colleague, a young, handsome English professor whose marriage and self-esteem are both on the rocks. But Fred Turner is also about to find consolation—in the arms of the most beautiful actress in England. Stylish and highborn, she introduces Fred to a glamorous, yet eccentric, London scene that he never expected to encounter. The course of these two relationships makes up the story of Foreign Affairs—a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award as well as a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an entertaining, poignant tale from the author of The War Between the Tates and The Last Resort, “one of this country’s most able and witty novelists” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alison Lurie including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1461746949
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 556
  • Pdf File: insiders-guide-to-memphis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is Memphis on your list of possible places to relocate or visit? You'll find this practical guide an essential resource for comprehensive information about this fast-growing city. Local author Rebecca Finlayson offers an unbiased perspective of Memphis and the area around it. Four maps and 30 black-and-white photographs complete the coverage.

Kangaroo's Visitor Gets a Surprise

By Peter Taylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Writers Exchange E-Publishing
  • Book Code : 1920972056
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: kangaroo-s-visitor-gets-a-surprise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is this invention all the other animals are talking about? Koala decides to find out...but will he ever be the same again? What a surprise! What a laugh! A picture storybook for children aged 2-8.

Peter Taylor: Complete Stories 1960-1992 (LOA #299)

By Peter Taylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Book Code : 1598535692
  • Total of Pages : 733
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 615
  • Pdf File: peter-taylor.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For the first time, the complete stories of the master chronicler of tradition and transformation in the twentieth-century South. Born and raised in Tennessee, Peter Taylor was the great chronicler of the American Upper South, capturing its gossip and secrets, its divided loyalties and morally complicated legacies in tales of pure-distilled brilliance. Now, for his centennial year, the Library of America and acclaimed short story writer Ann Beattie present an unprecedented two-volume edition of Taylor’s complete short fiction, all fifty-nine of the stories published in his lifetime in the order in which they were composed. This second volume presents thirty stories including many of his most ambitious works, among them “Dean of Men,” a monologue delivered by a middle-aged father to his long-haired son about the limits of idealism; “In the Miro District,” a parable of the Old South’s enduring persistence in the New; and “The Old Forest,” one of Taylor’s most celebrated works, the story of a young man who jeopardizes his impending marriage by consorting with a girl deemed beneath his station. Here too are all five of Taylor’s remarkable prose poems, stories in free verse that demonstrate that great fiction is, at its highest pitch, a line-by-line, image-by-image high-wire act. Two of the stories in this volume, “A Cheerful Disposition” and “The Megalopolitans,” are collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Modern Library

By Carmen Callil,Colm Toibin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Book Code : 1849018170
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: the-modern-library.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For Colm Toibin and Carmen Callil there is no difference between literary and commercial writing - there is only the good novel: engrossing, inspirational, compelling. In their selection of the best 200 novels written since 1950, the editors make a case for the best and the best-loved works and argue why each should be considered a modern classic. Enlightening, often unexpected, and always engaging this tour through the world of fiction is full of surprises, forgotten masterpieces and a valuable guide to what to read next. Authors include: Agatha Christie, Henry Green, Frank Hardy, Georgette Heyer, J. D. Salinger, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway, Bernard Malamud, R. K. Narayan, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, Evelyn Waugh, Mulk Raj Anand, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, L. P. Hartley, Rosamund Lehmann, Amos Tutuola, Kingsley Amis, William Golding, Elizabeth Jenkins, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Samuel Beckett, Patricia Highsmith, Vladimir Nabokov, Janet Frame, Jack Kerouac, Elizabeth Taylor, Rebecca West, Chinua Achebe, Olivia Manning, John Updike, P. G. Wodehouse, Joseph Heller, V. S. Naipaul, Muriel Spark, Patrick White, Maureen Duffy, William Faulkner, Doris Lessing, Edna O'Brien, Katherine Anne Porter, Elizabeth Bowen, John Le CarrÈ, Mary McCarthy, Sylvia Plath, Wilson Harris, Hubert Selby Jr., Frank Sargeson, Wole Soyinka, Margaret Laurence, Jean Rhys, Paul Scott, John Fowles, Christina Stead, William Styron, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, William H. Gass,Iris Murdoch, B. S. Johnson, Mary Lavin, Mario Puzo, Robertson Davies, Patrick O'Brian, Eudora Welty, J. G. Farrell, Thomas Pynchon, E. L. Doctorow, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, David Lodge, Alistair MacLeod, Graham Greene, Roy A. K. Heath, Ian McEwan, Thomas Flanagan, Martin Amis, J. G. Ballard, Julian Barnes, Anita Desai, Balraj Khanna, Cormac McCarthy, Raymond Carver, Frank Moorhouse, Bapsi Sidhwa, Anne Tyler, Tom Wolfe, John Banville, Oscar Hijuelos, Amy Tan, A. S. Byatt, J. M. Coetzee, Micheal Cunningham, Roddy Doyle, David Malouf, Alice Munro, Pat Barker, Angela Carter, Amit Chaudhuri, Bret Easton Ellis, Timothy Mo, Norman Rush, Iain Sinclair, Patrick McCabe, Donna Tartt, Jeffrey Eugenides, Gita Mehta, E. Annie Proulx, Will Self, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks, Vikram Seth, Jonathan Coe, Louis de BerniËres, Alan Hollinghurst, P. D. James, James Kelman, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Penelope Fitzgerald, Rohinton Mistry, Margaret Atwood, Patrick McGrath, Graham Swift, Tobias Wolff, Jim Crace, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth.

A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South

By Trish Foxwell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Book Code : 1581577133
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: a-visitor-s-guide-to-the-literary-south.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover and explore the most fabled venues in American letters. Follow in the footsteps of some of American literature’s most renowned writers: See the hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby. Step inside the Asheville, North Carolina, home that became the model for Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel. Visit the Florida lighthouse whose beacon Stephen Crane followed after his shipwreck. Wander along the West Lawn at the University o Virginia and see the house where Edgar Allan Poe lived. This literary journey will bring you to these sites and more as you travel throughout the American South. From Virginia to Louisiana, you will experience the haunts, havens, and homesteads of important writers who lived in, visited, or were inspired by the South’s fertile soil.

Major Characters In American Fiction

By Jack Salzman,Pamela Wilkinson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1466881933
  • Total of Pages : 952
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 450
  • Pdf File: major-characters-in-american-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Major Characters in American Fiction is the perfect companion for everyone who loves literature--students, book-group members, and serious readers at every level. Developed at Columbia University's Center for American Culture Studies, Major Characters in American Fiction offers in-depth essays on the "lives" of more than 1,500 characters, figures as varied in ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and experience as we are. Inhabiting fictional works written from 1790 to 1991, the characters are presented in biographical essays that tell each one's life story. They are drawn from novels and short stories that represent ever era, genre, and style of American fiction writing--Natty Bumppo of The Leatherstocking Tales, Celie of The Color Purple, and everyone in between.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

By Maureen O'Connor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691466
  • Total of Pages : 723
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 794
  • Pdf File: life-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Loyalists

By Peter Taylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408854937
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 479
  • Pdf File: loyalists.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Based on a series of frank interviews with both the paramilitary leaders who lead loyalist strategy and the gunmen who carried out the bombings. There are also interviews with loyalist and unionist politicians who operated centre-stage, with an account of the violence of the paramilitaries. There are no images in this edition.

A Companion to the American Novel

By Alfred Bendixen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118220358
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 321
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-the-american-novel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Featuring 37 essays by distinguished literary scholars, A Companion to the American Novel provides a comprehensive single-volume treatment of the development of the novel in the United States from the late 18th century to the present day. Represents the most comprehensive single-volume introduction to this popular literary form currently available Features 37 contributions from a wide range of distinguished literary scholars Includes essays on topics and genres, historical overviews, and key individual works, including The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, The Great Gatsby, Beloved, and many more.

Novel / Fiction Awards 1917-1994

By Heinz-D. Fischer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110972115
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: novel-fiction-awards-1917-1994.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.

The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell

By Peter Taylor,Michael Finer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Book Code : 1908474335
  • Total of Pages : 83
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 615
  • Pdf File: the-lazy-project-manager-and-the-project-from-hell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell, Peter Taylor applies the lazy project management technique introduced in his Kindle bestsellers The Lazy Project Manager and The Lazy Winner to a project that has gone seriously wrong. Based on a workshop Peter has been delivering for several years, the information provided allows you and your team to undertake your own Project from Hell workshop where you analyze the problems and prepare an improvement plan that will be the basis for rescuing the project. The authors provide substantial information about ‘The Project from Hell’, including its background, start-up, progress and events. Although the workshop is based around an IT project the issues discussed and lessons learned are applicable across a wide range of projects: it could be a marketing campaign, new product introduction or other project-based activity. By engaging with this fascinating case study you and your team will equip yourselves to escape from project hell and find the path to project heaven. The authors have between them more than 25 years of project management experience. Peter Taylor is a dynamic professional who has achieved notable success in business. He is also an accomplished communicator, leader and professional speaker, popular around the world for keynotes and as an event host. The Lazy Project Manager was a Kindle bestseller and a page one bestseller in the business category on amazon.com. With Infinite Ideas he also published its follow-up, The Lazy Winner. More information can be found at his website, www.thelazyprojectmanager.com, and through his free podcasts in iTunes. Michael Finer is founder and managing director of Dylanmae, a training, mentoring, education, consulting and support operation with a focus on project intelligence and Corporate Performance Management.

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

By Dinah Birch,Katy Hooper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191036749
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: the-concise-oxford-companion-to-english-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

Back to the Best Books

By Marilyn Green Faulkner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453508104
  • Total of Pages : 259
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 697
  • Pdf File: back-to-the-best-books.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Improve your reading - Improve your life. Are you bored by bestsellers you can't remember a week later? Is your book group ready for more meaningful discussions? Have TV and movies got your brain on autopilot? Back to the Best Books explores 36 great works of literature, some that you know (Twain, Bronte) and some you might not (Undset, Cronin) that will bring you new insights about your own life. Inside you'll find:- Jane Austen - Looking for love in all the wrong places- Betty Smith - Recession lessons from the depression- William Faulkner - Road trips and self-discovery- Anne Tyler - Putting the fun into dysfunctional- Charles Dickens - Changing the world one child at a timeThe perfect guide for book groups, students, and casual readers who are ready to take it up a notch! If you're feeling the need to get your brain in gear, your relationships in order and your life on track, then it's time to get Back to the Best Books.