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Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival About the experience of violence abuse love loss and femininity The book is divided into four chapters and each chapter serves a different purpose Deals with a different pain Heals a different heartache Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look
The National Book Award Winner and 1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora an outcast even among her fellow Africans she is coming into womanhood where even greater pain awaits When Caesar a recent arrival from Virginia tells her about the Underground Railroad they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape Matters do not go as planned Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her Though they manage to find a station and head north they are being hunted In Whitehead s ingenious conception the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil Cora and Caesar s first stop is South Carolina in a city that initially seems like a haven But the city s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens And even worse Ridgeway the relentless slave catcher is close on their heels Forced to flee again Cora embarks on a harrowing flight state by state seeking true freedom... Like the protagonist of Gulliver s Travels Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey hers is an odyssey through time as well as space As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre Civil War era his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering powerful meditation on the history we all share more
The Princess Diarist is Carrie Fisher s intimate hilarious and revealing recollection of what happened behind the scenes on one of the most famous film sets of all time the first Star Wars movie Named a PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Fall 2016 A New York Times Bestseller Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds premieres on HBO in January 2017 When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie she was astonished to see what they had preserved plaintive love poems unbridled musings with youthful naivet and a vulnerability that she barely recognized Today her fame as an author actress and pop-culture icon is indisputable but in 1977 Carrie Fisher was just a teenager with an all-consuming crush on her costar Harrison Ford With these excerpts from her handwritten notebooks The Princess Diarist is Fisher s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all time and what developed behind the scenes Fisher also ponders the joys and insanity of celebrity and the absurdity of a life spawned by Hollywood royalty only to be surpassed by her own outer-space royalty Laugh-out-loud hilarious and endlessly quotable The Princess... Diarist brims with the candor and introspection of a diary while offering shrewd insight into the type of stardom that few will ever experience more
Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm Meet Ove He s a curmudgeon the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window He has staunch principles strict routines and a short fuse People call him the bitter neighbor from hell But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove s mailbox it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats unexpected friendship and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents association to their very foundations A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew s Last Stand Fredrik Backman s novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others If there was an award for Most Charming Book of the Year this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down... Booklist starred review more
The Eighth Story Nineteen Years Later Based on an original new story by J K Rowling Jack Thorne and John Tiffany a new play by Jack Thorne Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage The play will receive its world premiere in London s West End on July 30 2016 It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic a husband and father of three school-age children While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted As past and present fuse ominously both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege power and race Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult Picoult offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today both overt and subtle Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical moving book Booklist starred review Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years experience During her shift Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn only to be told a few minutes later that she s been reassigned to another patient The parents are white supremacists and don t want Ruth who is African American to touch their child The hospital complies with their request but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery Does she obey orders or does she intervene Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime Kennedy McQuarrie a white public defender takes her case but gives unexpected advice Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy Conflicted by Kennedy s... counsel Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family especially her teenage son as the case becomes a media sensation As the trial moves forward Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other s trust and come to see that what they ve been taught their whole lives about others and themselves might be wrong With incredible empathy intelligence and candor Jodi Picoult tackles race privilege prejudice justice and compassion and doesn t offer easy answers Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game Praise for Small Great Things Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written It will challenge her readers and expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice The Washington Post A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today a fantastic read from beginning to end as can always be expected from Picoult this novel maintains a steady page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down San Francisco Book Review A gripping courtroom drama Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out Roxane Gay The New York Times Book Review I couldn t put it down Her best yet New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman A compelling can t-put-it-down drama with a trademark Jodi Picoult twist Good Housekeeping It s Jodi Picoult the prime provider of literary soul food This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice Redbook Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics and in Small Great Things she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go This page-turner is perfect for book clubs Popsugar more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWall Street Journal s Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year An NPR Best Book of the Year A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year A Slate Best Book of the Year A Christian Monitor Top 15 Fiction Book of the Year A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year This book is beautiful A O Scott New York Times Book Review cover reviewFollowing on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece a novel of truth and lies family legends and existential adventure and the forces that work to destroy us In 1989 fresh from the publication of his first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Michael Chabon traveled to his mother s home in Oakland California to visit his terminally ill grandfather Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers memory stirred by the imminence of death Chabon s grandfather shared recollections and told stories the younger man had never heard before uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten That dreamlike week of revelations forms the basis... for the novel Moonglow the latest feat of legerdemain from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as my grandfather It is a tale of madness of war and adventure of sex and marriage and desire of existential doubt and model rocketry of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury and above all of the destructive impact and the creative power of keeping secrets and telling lies It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator s grandfather and his grandmother an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York s Wallkill prison from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the American Century the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week A lie that tells the truth a work of fictional nonfiction an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive more
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho Combining magic mysticism wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery The Alchemist has become a modern classic selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations Paulo Coelho s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure His quest will lead him to riches far different and far more satisfying than he ever imagined Santiago s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life s path and most importantly to follow our dreams
1 New York Times BestsellerThe acclaimed bestselling author winner of the PEN Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families lives One Sunday afternoon in Southern California Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating s christening party uninvited Before evening falls he has kissed Franny s mother Beverly thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families Spanning five decades Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved Spending summers together in Virginia the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them When in her twenties Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses their guilt and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another Told with equal measures of humor and... heartbreak Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration interpretation and the ownership of stories It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together more
A Dog s Purpose the 1 New York Times bestseller is heading to the big screen Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W Bruce Cameron A Dog s Purpose from director Lasse Hallstr m The Cider House Rules Dear John The 100-Foot Journey shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog voiced by Josh Gad who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love The family film told from the dog s perspective also stars Britt Robertson KJ Apa John Ortiz Peggy Lipton Juliet Rylance Luke Kirby Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid A Dog s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone Zombieland TV s Gilmore Girls The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures Screenplay by W Bruce Cameron Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells and Maya Forbes Wally Wolodarsky Heartwarming insightful and often laugh-out-loud funny A Dog s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog s many lives but also a dog s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man s best friend This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies that our true friends are always with us and that every creature on earth is born... with a purpose Bailey s story continues in A Dog s Journey the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog s Purpose A Dog s Purpose Series 1 A Dog s Purpose 2 A Dog s JourneyOther A Dog s Purpose BooksEllie s Story A Dog s Purpose NovelBailey s Story A Dog s Purpose NovelMolly s Story A Dog s Purpose Novel forthcoming The Rudy McCann SeriesThe Midnight Plan of the Repo ManRepo MadnessOther BooksA Dog s Way Home forthcoming The Dog MasterThe Dogs of ChristmasEmory s Giftmore