By Amy Sohn
In Amy Sohn’s shrewdpermanent, attractive, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of Prospect Park West, the lives of for ladies come jointly in the course of one lengthy, scorching Brooklyn summer season. annoyed Oscar-winning actress Melora Leigh desirous to relieve the pressures of elevating her followed boy or girl, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, lacking her previously strong intercourse lifestyles, starts off a deadly flirtation with good-looking local megastar Lizzi O’Donnell, former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders what attracts her to ladies regardless of her horny husband and cute child; and Karen Bryan Shapiro consumes herself with a robust obsession—snagging the final word three-bedroom condominium in a well-maintained, P.S. 321–zoned co-op development. because the women’s paths intertwined (an occasionally collide), each one needs to fight to maintain her guy, her sanity . . and her playdates.
By Tamar Cohen
Think marriage capacity happily-ever-after? imagine again…
Selina and Lottie are whole opposites. the place Selina is poised yet prudish, Lottie is quirky and emotional. Selina is the dutiful mom of 3 young ones and capable supervisor in their fashionable suburban domestic. Lottie lives along with her eccentric teenage daughter in a small urban condo healthy to bursting with colour and chuffed chaos. yet those girls even have one stunning similarity: they are married to an identical man…and they have simply figured out he is dead.
Selina has been married to Simon Busfield for twenty-eight years, Lottie for seventeen. Neither understands a specific thing in regards to the different until eventually the day of Simon's funeral, the place the scandalous fact is published in entrance of everybody they understand. one other spouse, one other kinfolk… And they have onlyjust scratched the skin of Simon's really good betrayal.
With darkish humor and razor-sharp wit, Cohen expertly unravels a narrative of deception and betrayal, the place very varied households will discover they are entwined in ways in which will swap all of them forever.
"Witty, ludicrously melodramatic and psychologically perceptive."
"A cracking debut…. deadly charm with a smart twist on the finish. Addictive."
—The Bookseller at the Mistress's Revenge
By Wolfgang Koeppen
This is an English translation of a post-war German vintage. The occasions of the unconventional occur through the process a unmarried day in an unnamed urban in occupied Germany the place the never-ending drone of allied planes overhead raises the already heightened rigidity. all through this strong narrative, the characters' studies eventually demonstrate how and at what rate Germans within the Nineteen Fifties, by way of failing to confront their contemporary previous, blinded themselves to its after results.
By Joe Hill
Little Gail London and her pal Joel Quarrel are out on a chilly and lonely morning on the finish of summer season, after they make the locate of the century: a lifeless plesiosaur, the scale of a two-ton truck, washed up at the sand. With the fog swirling approximately them, they make their plans, struggle to shield their discovery, and face for the 1st time the enormity of mortality itself... all ignorant of what else may be available in the market within the silver water of Lake Champlain.
By Pamela Redmond Satran
A narrative of suggestion and transformation for the particularly determined housewife—now a television sequence from the writer of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!
She’s the right age to be his mother.
Alice has regularly regarded younger for her age, in spite of her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife kind. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long past and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined desire of a complete new existence. So she we could her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, rework her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, due to the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice appears to be like really younger, as one evening in a big apple bar confirms. in the dead of night, she kisses a boy who was once in diapers whilst she was once in excessive school.
She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.
The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her considering that if not anyone asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a role she had in brief prior to changing into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply manner cooler than women his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time considering she was once twenty-nine, or very likely ever, Alice feels that existence is ripe with chance. regrettably one hazard is that she’s gonna get caught.
demanding the adage that the reality will set you unfastened, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re simply as younger as you are feeling.
By Jonathan Franzen
Winner of the 2001 nationwide publication Award for Fiction
After virtually fifty years as a spouse and mom, Enid Lambert is able to have a few enjoyable. regrettably, her husband, Alfred, is wasting his sanity to Parkinson's illness, and their young ones have lengthy considering the fact that flown the kinfolk nest to the catastrophes in their personal lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio supervisor and kinfolk guy, is attempting to persuade his spouse and himself, regardless of transparent indicators on the contrary, that he's now not clinically depressed. the center baby, Chip, has misplaced his probably safe educational task and is failing spectacularly at his new line of labor. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage in simple terms to pour her adolescence and sweetness down the drain of an affair with a married man-or so her mom fears. determined for a few excitement to appear ahead to, Enid has set her center on an elusive aim: bringing her relatives jointly for one final Christmas at home.
By Jonathan Franzen
Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes at the North Shore) and bizarre success: the 1st one kills his grandmother. Louis attempts to keep up his independence, yet falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries in regards to the earthquakes' reason complicate everything.
By Richard Rorty
During this e-book, significant American thinker Richard Rorty argues that thinkers resembling Nietzsche, Freud, and Wittgenstein have enabled societies to determine themselves as historic contingencies, instead of as expressions of underlying, ahistorical human nature, or as realizations of suprahistorical objectives. This ironic standpoint at the human is efficacious however it can't develop Liberalism's social and political targets. in truth, Rorty believes that it's literature and never philosophy which could do that, via selling a real experience of human unity. in particular, it really is novelists comparable to Orwell and Nabokov who achieve awakening us to the cruelty of specific social practices and person attitudes. hence, a really liberal tradition could fuse the non-public, person freedom of the ironic, philosophical viewpoint with the general public venture of human harmony because it is engendered during the insights and sensibilities of significant writers. Rorty makes use of quite a lot of references--from philosophy to social idea to literary criticism--to elucidate his ideals.
By James Conroyd Martin
~~WINNER: 2015 Chaucer Awards FIRST position class Fiction~~
Engaging and luxurious, THE WARSAW CONSPIRACY unfolds as a family members saga set opposed to the November emerging (1830-1831), partitioned Poland's bold problem to the Russian Empire. Brilliantly illustrating the psyche of a humans made up our minds to reclaim independence within the face of enormous odds, the tale portrays brothers and their fates in love and struggle. Michał is a pro veteran soldier, wary of the evolving conspiracy; Józef, his a lot more youthful brother and impassioned cadet, reveals himself stuck up within the vortex of a bold plot to abduct the Grand Duke of Russia. With Siberia or emigration to France looming as heart-rending contingencies, matriarchs Anna and Zofia remain steadfast of their get to the bottom of to guide the extended family via ever-muddying waters.
By James Wilcox
The witty 6th novel by means of the writer of Polite Sex follows a bunch of latest Yorkers who, at the verge of center age, are suffering with the obvious vacancy in their lives. by means of the writer of Sort of Rich. nationwide ad/promo.