Black Water

Plume - It can be read in a single afternoon, like every good book, but, it continues to haunt us. The new york timeskelly kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old “good girl” when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. In a brilliantly woven narrative, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, we enter her past and her present, this soon-to-be-lover.

Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women—drawn to the power that certain men command—at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare. One of the acknowledged masters of american fiction, Joyce Carol Oates has written a bold tour de force that parts the black water to reveal the profoundest depths of human truth.

Black Water - The pulitzer prize-nominated novel from the author of the new york Times bestselling novel We Were the Mulvaneys “Taut, powerfully imagined and beautifully written, Black Water ranks with the best of Joyce Carol Oates’s already long list of distinguished achievements.





Tracks

Harper Perennial - The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering characters that are compelling and rich in their vigor, clarity, and indomitable vitality. The author captures the passions, myths, fears, and doom of a living people, and she does so with an ease that leaves the reader breathless. The new yorker Harper Perennial.

From award-winning, new york times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes an arresting, lyrical novel set in North Dakota when Native Americans were fighting to keep their lands. Set in north dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest.

Tracks - Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance—yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender.





Song of Solomon

Vintage - With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. Harper Perennial. As she follows milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

Milkman dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. Great product! .





Blonde: A Novel

Ecco - Harper Perennial. One of america’s most acclaimed novelists boldly re-imagines one of America’s most enduring icons in Blonde—the National Book Award-nominated bestseller by Joyce Carol Oates. Great product! Ecco Press. Marilyn monroe lives—reborn to tell her untold history; her story of a star created to shine brightest in the Hollywood firmament before her fall to earth.

The legend of marilyn monroe—aka Norma Jeane Baker—comes provocatively alive in this powerful tale of Hollywood myth and heartbreaking reality. Blonde is a dazzling fictional portrait of the intricate inner life of the idolized and desired movie star as only the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates could paint it.





The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter 7th Edition

W. W. Norton & Company - The classroom standard for readers and aspiring writers of fiction, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction offers the most comprehensive, engaging selection of classic and contemporary stories in the field. Ecco Press. Great product! Harper Perennial.





Olive Kitteridge

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories. O: the oprah magazine   “Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. When she’s not onstage, we look forward to her return. The book is a page-turner because of her.

San francisco chronicle   “Olive Kitteridge still lingers in memory like a treasured photograph. Seattle post-intelligencer   “Rarely does a story collection pack such a gutsy emotional punch. Entertainment weekly   “Strout animates the ordinary with astonishing force. Olive kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition–its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.

Named one of the best book of the year by people • usa today • the atlantic • the washington post book world • seattle post-intelligencer • entertainment weekly • The Christian Science Monitor • San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • San Antonio Express-News • Chicago Tribune • The Wall Street Journal   “Perceptive, deeply empathetic.

Olive Kitteridge - . Ecco Press. Random House Trade Paperbacks. At times stern, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and henry, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive’s own adult child, at other times in sad denial, at other times patient, Olive Kitteridge, at times perceptive, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.





We Were the Mulvaneys Oprah's Book Club

Plume - Random House Trade Paperbacks. But something happens on valentine’s day, 1976—an incident that is hushed up in the town and never spoken of in the Mulvaney home—that rends the fabric of their family life. With tragic consequences. Ecco Press. Moving away from the dark tone of her more recent masterpieces, Joyce Carol Oates turns the tale of a family struggling to cope with its fall from grace into a deeply moving and unforgettable account of the vigor of hope and the power of love to prevail over suffering.

It’s the novel closest to my heart. I’m deeply moved that oprah winfrey has selected this novel for Oprah’s Book Club, a family novel presented to Oprah’s vast American family. Joyce carol Oates Harper Perennial. Years later, the youngest son attempts to piece together the fragments of the Mulvaneys’ former glory, seeking to uncover and understand the secret violation that brought about the family’s tragic downfall.

We Were the Mulvaneys Oprah's Book Club - Profoundly cathartic, this extraordinary novel unfolds as if Oates, in plumbing the darkness of the human spirit, has come upon a source of light at its core. Great product! An oprah book club® selectiona New York Times Notable BookThe Mulvaneys are blessed by all that makes life sweet.





Home Vintage International

Vintage - Random House Trade Paperbacks. Ecco Press. Vintage Books. Louis dispatchwhen frank money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee. A new york times notable booka washington post Notable Work of FictionA Best Book of the Year: NPR, AV Club, St. As he journeys to his native Georgia in search of Cee, it becomes clear that their troubles began well before their wartime separation.

Great product! Together, where buried secrets are unearthed and where Frank learns at last what it means to be a man, they return to their rural hometown of Lotus, what it takes to heal, and--above all--what it means to come home. Harper Perennial. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger.

Home Vintage International - Frank is a modern odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary black man.





Brokeback Mountain

Scribner - In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world’s violent intolerance. Harper Perennial. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Henry Awards. But over the course of many years and frequent separations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

Ennis del mar and jack twist, two ranch hands, come together when they’re working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, inevitable, the attraction is casual, but something deeper catches them that summer. Ecco Press. Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that’s what cowboys do.

Brokeback Mountain - Great product! A stand alone edition of annie proulx’s beloved story “brokeback mountain” in the collection Close Range—the basis for the major motion picture directed by Ang Lee, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Annie proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, “Brokeback Mountain” is her masterpiece.

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Warm Bodies: A Novel The Warm Bodies Series

Atria/Emily Bestler Books - He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. Great product! . Scribner. Ecco Press. And then he meets a girl. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Atria Books. First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. Random House Trade Paperbacks. New york times bestseller, now a major motion picture “gruesome yet poetic…highly original. The seattle Times “Dark and funny.

Warm Bodies: A Novel The Warm Bodies Series - Wired “a mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth. Simon pegg “a strange and unexpected treat…elegantly written, touching, and fun. Audrey niffenegger, author of the time traveler’s wife “has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein’s?” —Financial Times In Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion’s New York Times bestselling novel that inspired a major film, a zombie returns to humanity through an unlikely encounter with love.

R” is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He may occasionally eat people, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.





A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel

Ecco - Great product! Oates’ american saga captivates because it exists within an actual drama playing out across the country. Martyrs is a graceful and excruciating story of two families who do not live very far apart, but exist in different realities. Harper Perennial. Ecco Press. Ecco Press. In her moving, joyce carol oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely-but with great empathy-confronts an intractable, insightful portrait, abiding rift in American society.

A book of american martyrs is a stunning, timely depiction of an issue hotly debated on a national stage but which makes itself felt most lastingly in communities torn apart by violence and hatred. Random House Trade Paperbacks. Atria Books. Luther dunphy is an ardent evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God’s will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief.

A Book of American Martyrs: A Novel - Scribner. Vintage Books. Usa today, 4-star review“successful because Oates refuses to satirize or dehumanize anyone, even murderous foes of abortion.