Pachinko National Book Award Finalist

Autor: Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455563919
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 *A USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017 * JULY PICK FOR THE PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB NOW READ THIS * FINALIST FOR THE 2018 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE Roxane Gay's Favorite Book of 2017, Washington Post NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER * USA TODAY BESTSELLER * WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER * WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew. "There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones." In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son's powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations. Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan's finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee's complex and passionate characters--strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis--survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history. *Includes reading group guide*

Free Food For Millionaires

Autor: Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446504386
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST PACHINKO New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceNPR Fresh Air Top Ten Books of the YearUSA Today Top Ten Books of the YearThe Times (London) Top Ten Books of the Year In her critically acclaimed debut, National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee introduces the indelible Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants who is addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she cannot afford. Fresh out of Princeton with an economics degree, no job, and a popular white boyfriend, Casey is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world she craves-but at what cost? Lee's bestselling, sharp-eyed, sweeping epic of love, greed, and hunger-set in a landscape where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept-is an addictively readable, startlingly sympathetic portrait of intergenerational strife and immigrant struggle, exposing the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.

The Leavers National Book Award Finalist

Autor: Lisa Ko
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616207132
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FINALIST FOR THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, BuzzFeed, Bustle, and Electric Literature “There was a time I would have called Lisa Ko’s novel beautifully written, ambitious, and moving, and all of that is true, but it’s more than that now: if you want to understand a forgotten and essential part of the world we live in, The Leavers is required reading.” —Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth Lisa Ko’s powerful debut, The Leavers, is the winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, Polly, an undocumented Chinese immigrant, goes to her job at a nail salon—and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left mystified and bereft. Eventually adopted by a pair of well-meaning white professors, Deming is moved from the Bronx to a small town upstate and renamed Daniel Wilkinson. But far from all he’s ever known, Daniel struggles to reconcile his adoptive parents’ desire that he assimilate with his memories of his mother and the community he left behind. Told from the perspective of both Daniel—as he grows into a directionless young man—and Polly, Ko’s novel gives us one of fiction’s most singular mothers. Loving and selfish, determined and frightened, Polly is forced to make one heartwrenching choice after another. Set in New York and China, The Leavers is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It’s a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past. Lisa Ko’s fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, Apogee Journal, Narrative, Copper Nickel, the Asian Pacific American Journal, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Writers OMI at Ledig House, the Jerome Foundation, and Blue Mountain Center, among others. She was born in New York City, where she now lives. Visit her at lisa-ko.com.

Dark At The Crossing

Autor: Elliot Ackerman
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101947373
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In a love story set on the Turkish border of Syria, an Arab American with a conflicted past attempts to join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime before the plight of his host family reshapes his loyalties.

Sing Unburied Sing

Autor: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501126067
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"A searing and profound Southern odyssey through Mississippi's past and present"--

In The Distance

Autor: Hernan Diaz
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894972
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Finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. Driven back again and again, he meets naturalists, criminals, religious fanatics, swindlers, Indians, and lawmen, and his exploits turn him into a legend. Diaz defies the conventions of historical fiction and genre, offering a probing look at the stereotypes that populate our past and a portrait of radical foreignness. Hernan Diaz is the author of Borges, Between History and Eternity (Bloomsbury 2012), managing editor of RHM, and associate director of the Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. He lives in New York.

Korea

Autor: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061978256
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In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land. Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare book that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us with a treasury of enchanting and informed insight on the culture, language, history, and politics of this little-known corner of Asia. With a new introduction by the author, Korea is a beautiful journey through a mysterious country and a memorable addition to the many adventures of Simon Winchester.

Half A Life

Autor: Darin Strauss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679643821
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In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey—graduating high school, going away to college, starting his writing career, falling in love with his future wife, becoming a father. Along the way, he takes a hard look at loss and guilt, maturity and accountability, hope and, at last, acceptance. The result is a staggering, uplifting tour de force. Look for special features inside, including an interview with Colum McCann. Join the Circle for author chats and more. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

Montpelier Parade

Autor: Karl Geary
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1936787539
File Size: 31,89 MB
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Praise for MONTPELIER PARADE “[An] accomplished debut. . . . The novel is narrated entirely in the second person, a stylistic choice that produces moments of intense intimacy.” —The New Yorker “Geary enters the literary arena with a bang: this debut about an unconventional love affair between a teenage boy and an older woman is unassuming but gorgeously rendered.” —Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review “A relentlessly downbeat but often poignant novel about flawed and despairing lovers testing—and transgressing—border walls of various kinds.” —Kirkus Reviews “Fast paced and highly engrossing, Geary’s debut perfectly balances dreary romance with sharp teen angst.” —Booklist “One of the most quietly devastating Irish novels in recent memory.” —Literary Hub, "Literary Hub's Favorite Books of 2017" “Montpelier Parade . . . presents us with the fraught experience of first love, told in beautifully doleful prose that sometimes exhibits Salinger-esque sparseness.” —Zyzzyva “Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me.” —Sunjeev Sahota, Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Year of the Runaways "A groundbreaking debut. Montpelier Parade is a taut, riveting, beautifully sparse coming of age tale from a fearless new talent." — Téa Obreht, National Book Award Finalist & New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife “Few novelist debut with a masterpiece, but Geary has done just that. Stunning.” —Daily Mail “Pitch-perfect.” —The Guardian “Geary is the latest player in a recent resurgence of Irish literary talent, which also includes Jess Kidd (Himself) and Lisa McInerney (The Glorious Heresies). In Montpelier Parade, he delivers an unforgettable love story in writing that is often exceptional . . . Geary captures time and place startlingly well . . . Montpelier Parade is reminiscent of Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave — that 1960s classic of social realism — in its depiction of a youngster trapped by deprivation. But what is Geary’s, and Geary’s alone, is the desperately moving romantic entanglement at its heart.” — Financial Times (UK) “Geary — who has previously worked as an actor and scriptwriter — is a genuine talent. The sense of intimacy created by the second-person narrative is brilliantly sustained and the dialogue throughout is pitch perfect, seeming almost audibly to slice the always pregnant, often suffocatingly toxic atmosphere.” —Daily Mail (UK) “Geary's acute observations perfectly capture the essence of boyhood bewilderment and bravado . . . This is an unusually vivid novel that presents life how it is, rather than how Hollywood scriptwriters might like it to be.” —Press Association (UK) “Intensely powerful.” —Sunday Mirror (UK) “A class act, Montpelier Parade is an assured and moving debut from a writer confident in his voice and his unusual approach to storytelling.” —Sunday Business Post (UK) “A bittersweet love story. . . . Geary’s depiction of his home town is so visceral you can almost feel the dreich air seeping into your bones as you read. . . . Geary’s acute observations perfectly capture the essence of boyhood bewilderment and bravado. . . . An unusually vivid novel that present life how it is.” —The Herald (UK) “Luminous ... brilliantly paced, full of tension and tenderness.” —Irish Times “The work of a deft, fearless writer ... evoking the subtly dark comedy of Patrick McCabe, and the delicious lyricism of Peter Murphy, Geary has a keen recollection of the folly and hunger of youth. Add in a gut-spinning plot twist, and it's safe to describe Montpelier Parade as one of the first significant releases of 2017.” —Irish Independent “A class act...Montpelier Parade is an assured and moving debut from a writer confident in his voice and his unusual approach to storytelling.” — Sunday Business Post (Ireland) “Beautiful and tender ... a wonderful read whose tender story will stay with you long after turning the last page.” — RTE (Ireland Public Radio) “Captivating ... a luminous, moving story that is full of heart.” —Image Magazine “I adored this unconventional love story. It’s tender, with luminous language, and should catapult the author to literary fame.” —Irish Examiner “Intensely powerful.” —Irish Sunday Mirror