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A Tale for the Time Being

By Ruth Ozeki
  • ISBN Code: : 0143188445
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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A brilliant, unforgettable, and long-awaited novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”

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  • Pdf File: sea-monsters.pdf

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Winner of the 2020 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, this intoxicating story of a teenage girl who trades her a middle–class upbringing for a quest for meaning in 1980s Mexico is “a surreal, captivating tale about the power of a youthful imagination, the lure of teenage transgression, and its inevitable disappointments” (Los Angeles Review of Books) One autumn afternoon in Mexico City, seventeen–year–old Luisa does not return home from school. Instead, she boards a bus to the Pacific coast with Tomás, a boy she barely knows. He seems to represent everything her life is lacking―recklessness, impulse, independence. Tomás may also help Luisa fulfill an unusual obsession: she wants to track down a traveling troupe of Ukrainian dwarfs. According to newspaper reports, the dwarfs recently escaped a Soviet circus touring Mexico. The imagined fates of these performers fill Luisa’s surreal dreams as she settles in a beach community in Oaxaca. Surrounded by hippies, nudists, beachcombers, and eccentric storytellers, Luisa searches for someone, anyone, who will “promise, no matter what, to remain a mystery.” It is a quest more easily envisioned than accomplished. As she wanders the shoreline and visits the local bar, Luisa begins to disappear dangerously into the lives of strangers on Zipolite, the “Beach of the Dead.” Meanwhile, her father has set out to find his missing daughter. A mesmeric portrait of transgression and disenchantment unfolds. Set to a pulsing soundtrack of Joy Division, Nick Cave, and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sea Monsters is a brilliantly playful and supple novel about the moments and mysteries that shape us. "Aridjis is deft at conjuring the teenage swooniness that apprehends meaning below every surface. Like Sebald’s or Cusk’s, her haunted writing patrols its own omissions . . . The figure of the shipwreck looms large for Aridjis. It becomes a useful lens through which to see this book, which is self–contained, inscrutable, and weirdly captivating, like a salvaged object that wants to return to the sea." ―Katy Waldman, The New Yorker

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror

By Becky Siegel Spratford
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  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838911129
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: the-readers-advisory-guide-to-horror.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and ghoulies: there are more things going bump in the night than ever. So how do you wend your way through all of them to find the ones that interest a particular reader? RA expert Spratford updates her advisory to include the latest in monsters and the macabre.

The Tiger in the House

By Jacqueline Sheehan
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 1617738999
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: the-tiger-in-the-house.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The case of a lost little girl forces a child services worker to confront her own past in the New York Times bestselling author’s “compelling page-turner” (Publishers Weekly). Though she loves her job at Portland, Maine’s child services agency, Delia Lamont is feeling burned out. In fact, it’s gotten bad enough that she’s ready to leave the job and start a seaside bakery with her sister. But then a call comes in: a five-year-old girl has been found at the side of the road. The girl reveals that her first name is Hayley, but little more. The only clues to her family lead to a shadowy web of danger that reaches unsettlingly close to Delia’s own life. As she seeks to discover where Hayley belongs, Delia is forced to reexamine her own painful history. With no guide but her own flawed instincts, Delia must decide how deeply she can afford to venture into Hayley’s case as it threatens to lead her into dark corners of her own soul. “The Tiger in the House is teeming with excitement and heart-stirring emotion. A natural storyteller, Sheehan will draw you in with her finely crafted characters and hold you tight until the very end.” —Heather Gudenkauf

What Is Zen?

By Norman Fischer,Susan Moon
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Book Code : 0834840049
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: what-is-zen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique introduction to Zen teaching and practice takes the remarkably accessible form of question-and-answer—making it a most useful reference for looking things up. But whether you're a neophyte or a seasoned practitioner, you'll want to read the whole thing. The questioner (Susan Moon) and the answerer (Norman Fischer) are old friends, each with a unique gift for articulation, and their friendly conversation covers not only the basics but a range of issues unique to Zen in America in the twenty-first century, including: • What is zazen and how do you do it? • Where did Zen start and where did it come from? • Will I have an enlightenment experience? • What is the law of karma in a nutshell? • What do Zen Buddhists say about rebirth? • How do you recognize a good, solid Zen teacher?

Buddhism After Patriarchy

By Rita M. Gross
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438405138
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: buddhism-after-patriarchy.pdf

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This book surveys both the part women have played in Buddhism historically and what Buddhism might become in its post-patriarchal future. The author completes the Buddhist historical record by discussing women, usually absent from histories of Buddhism, and she provides the first feminist analysis of the major concepts found in Buddhist religion. Gross demonstrates that the core teachings of Buddhism promote gender equity rather than male dominance, despite the often sexist practices found in Buddhist institutions throughout history.

Click

By Linda Sue Park,David Almond,Eoin Colfer,Deborah Ellis,Nick Hornby,Roddy Doyle,Tim Wynne-Jones,Ruth L. Ozeki,Margo Lanagan,Gregory Maguire
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545230004
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: click.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This well-received novel from a cast of acclaimed authors is now available in paperback!A video message from a dead person. A larcenous teenager. A man who can stick his left toe behind his head and in his ear. An epileptic girl seeking answers in a fairy tale. A boy who loses everything in World War II, and his brother who loses even more. And a family with a secret so big that it changes everything.The world's best beloved authors each contribute a chapter in the life of the mysterious George "Gee" Keane, photographer, soldier, adventurer, and enigma. Under different pens, a startling portrait emerges of a man, his family, and his gloriously complicated tangle of a life.

Don't Call Us Dead

By Danez Smith
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  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Book Code : 1555979777
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: don-t-call-us-dead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The highly anticipated second collection by Danez Smith—“Hallelujah is an understatement” (Patricia Smith) Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America—“Dear White America”—where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

Horseman

By Christina Henry
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593199790
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: horseman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this atmospheric, terrifying novel that draws strongly from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," the author of Alice and The Girl in Red works her trademark magic, spinning an engaging and frightening new story from a classic tale. Everyone in Sleepy Hollow knows about the Horseman, but no one really believes in him. Not even Ben Van Brunt's grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when it was said the Horseman chased the upstart Crane out of town. Brom says that's just legend, the village gossips talking. More than thirty years after those storied events, the village is a quiet place. Fourteen-year-old Ben loves to play "Sleepy Hollow boys," reenacting the events Brom once lived through. But then Ben and a friend stumble across the headless body of a child in the woods near the village, and the discovery makes Ben question everything the adults in Sleepy Hollow have ever said. Could the Horseman be real after all? Or does something even more sinister stalk the woods?

Ecocriticism and Asian American Literature

By Begoña Simal-González
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030356183
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: ecocriticism-and-asian-american-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ecocriticism and Asian American Literature: Gold Mountains, Weedflowers, and Murky Globes offers an ecocritical reinterpretation of Asian American literature. The book considers more than a century of Asian American writing, from Eaton’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance (1912) to Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being (2013), through an ecocritical lens. The volume explores the most relevant landmarks in Asian American literature: the first-contact narratives written by Bulosan, Kingston, Mukherjee, and Jen; the controversial texts published by Sui Sin Far (Edith Eaton) at the time of the Yellow Peril; the rise of cultural nationalism in the 1970s and 1980s, illustrated by Wong’s Homebase and Kingston’s China Men; old and recent examples of “internment literature” dealing with the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII (Sone, Houston, Miyake, Kadohata); and the new trends in Asian American literature since the 1990s, exemplified by Yamashita’s and Ozeki’s novels, which explore the challenges of our transnational, transnatural era. Begoña Simal-González’s ecocritical readings of these texts provide crucial interdisciplinary insights, addressing and analyzing important narratives within Asian American culture and literature.

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives

By Jan Alber,Alice Bell
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 100038845X
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: fact-and-fiction-in-contemporary-narratives.pdf

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This book explores the complex interrelationship between fact and fiction in narratives of the twenty-first century. Current cultural theory observes a cultural shift away from postmodernism to new forms of expression. Rather than a radical break from the postmodern, however, postmodernist techniques are repurposed to express a new sincerity, a purposeful self-reflexivity, a contemporary sense of togetherness and an associated commitment to reality. In what the editors consider to be one manifestation of this general tendency, this book explores the ways in which contemporary texts across different media play with the boundary between fact and fiction. This includes the examination of novels, autobiography, autofiction, film, television, mockumentary, digital fiction, advertising campaigns and media hoaxes. The chapters engage with theories of what comes after postmodernism and analyse the narratological, stylistic and/or semiotic devices on which such texts rely. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.

The Books That Changed My Life

By Bethanne Patrick
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1942872291
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 300
  • Pdf File: the-books-that-changed-my-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today. Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere. Regan Arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book’s proceeds to provide students ages 6–18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Contributors include Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Emma Straub, Eric Idle, Fay Weldon, Fran Lebowitz, Gillian Flynn, Gregory Maguire, Jeff Kinney, Jim Shepard, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik, Nelson DeMille, Rosanne Cash, Susan Orlean, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.

The New Literary Middlebrow

By B. Driscoll
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113740292X
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: the-new-literary-middlebrow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon.