The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir

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Random House #ad - And she deploys prose to match, raw and agile. It was so engrossing that I read it in a day. The new york times book review “levy’s wise and poignant memoir is the voice of a new generation of women, pathos, truth, full of grit, and inspiration. This book is haunting; it is smart and engaging. As a young woman, she decided that becoming a writer would perfectly channel her strength and desire.

In telling her story, of the shifting forces in American culture, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of what has changed and what has remained. Being in her presence is energizing and ennobling. You’ll laugh, ugly cry, and finish it before the weekend’s over. Theskimm. And of how to begin again. But when she experiences unthinkable heartbreak, Levy is forced to surrender her illusion of control.

The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir #ad - She plumbs the commotion deep within and takes the measure of her have-it-all generation. The atlantic“cheryl Strayed meets a Nora Ephron movie. New york times bestseller •  “this year’s must-read memoir” w magazine about the choices a young woman makes in her search for adventure, ariel levy was told that she was too fervent, meaning, and love NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Vogue • Time • Esquire • Entertainment Weekly • The Guardian • Harper’s Bazaar • Library Journal • NPR  All her life, too forceful, too much.

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The Animators: A Novel

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Random House #ad - Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Suffused with humor, tragedy and deep insights about art and friendship. People“A stunning debut. Variety “a compulsively readable portrait of women as incandescent artists and intimate collaborators.

Elle. But with their success come doubt and destruction, cracks in their relationship threatening the delicate balance of their partnership. It was enough to indebt me to her forever. The toast of the indie film scene, they stand at the cusp of making it big. A wildly original novel that pulses with heart and truth.

The Animators: A Novel #ad - Sharon and mel will stay with me for a very long time. Cynthia d’aprix sweeney, kirkus reviews, author of the nestone of the best debut novels of the year—entertainment weeklyone OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NPR, BookPageShe was the first person to see me as I had always wanted to be seen. In the male-dominated field of animation, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, brash and unapologetic, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, always the life of the party.

Drawing: mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether. Now, the two are finally celebrating the release of their first full-length feature, after a decade of striving, which transforms Mel’s difficult childhood into a provocative and visually daring work of art.

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You Will Know Me: A Novel

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - What she uncovers--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself--forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream. From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" Janet Maslin, You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.

As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. One of the best books of 2016--npr, time out new york, publishers weekly, the boston globe, the washington post, Men's Journal, The Wall Street Journal, Thrillist, award-winning author of The Fever, Elle, Self and KirkusThe audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" Grantland and bestselling, Megan Abbott.

You Will Know Me: A Novel #ad - How far will you go to achieve a dream? that's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk.

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Dept. of Speculation Vintage Contemporaries

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Vintage #ad - Dept. Then they got married, had a child and navigated the familiar calamities of family life—a colicky baby, a faltering relationship, stalled ambitions. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story—a novel to read in one sitting, even as its piercing meditations linger long after the last page.

When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point, the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place, invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains. Of speculation” was their code name for all the thrilling uncertainties that lay ahead.

Dept. of Speculation Vintage Contemporaries #ad - From the acclaimed author of last things comes a slim, stunning portrait of a marriage--a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, faith, knowledge, trust, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. One of the 10 best books of the year - the new york times book reviewa best book of the Year: The New Yorker, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Boston Globe, Vogue.

Com, electric literature, BuzzfeedIn the beginning, it was easy to imagine their future. They were young and giddy, sure of themselves and of their love for each other.

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel

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Riverhead Books #ad - In los angeles’ laurel canyon, two young mojavs—luz, once a poster child for the Bureau of Conservation and its enemies, and Ray, a veteran of the “forever war” turned surfer—squat in a starlet’s abandoned mansion. The couple’s fragile love somehow blooms in this arid place, and for the moment, it seems enough.

Immensely moving, watkins’s novel explores the myths we believe about others and tell about ourselves, the double-edged power of our most cherished relationships, profoundly disquieting, and mind-blowingly original, and the shape of hope in a precarious future that may be our own. From the Hardcover edition.

With the central valley barren, most “mojavs, underground aquifer drained, ” prevented by both armed vigilantes and an indifferent bureaucracy from freely crossing borders to lusher regions, and Sierra snowpack entirely depleted, have allowed themselves to be evacuated to internment camps. In 2012, claire vaye watkins’s story collection, Battleborn, swept nearly every award for short fiction.

Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel #ad - . Named a best book of the year by the washington post,  vanity fair, huffington post, san francisco chronicle, npr, the atlantic, Men's Journal, Refinery 29, Powells, LA Times, Book Riot, Los Angeles Magazine, Ploughshares, Lit Hub, BookPage and Kirkus Reviews The much-anticipated first novel from a Story Prize-winning “5 Under 35” fiction writer.

Holdouts, they subsist on rationed cola and whatever they can loot, scavenge, and improvise. Ghosting after them are rumors of a visionary dowser—a diviner for water—and his followers, who whispers say have formed a colony at the edge of a mysterious sea of dunes. Now this young writer, returns with a first novel that harnesses the sweeping vision and deep heart that made her debut so arresting to a love story set in a devastatingly imagined near future: Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, widely heralded as a once-in-a-generation talent, phantasmagoric landscape.

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NW: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - In private houses and public parks, as beautiful as it is brutal, at work and at play, these Londoners inhabit a complicated place, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone—familiar to city-dwellers everywhere—NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself.

One of the new york times book review's 10 best books of 2012 set in northwest london, Felix, and Nathan—as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, Natalie, Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals—Leah, the council estate of their childhood.

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My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Fans of sloane crosley and chelsea handler will absolutely adore Hancock’s charming and outrageous chronicle of her courageous endeavor and delight in her poignant and inspiring personal growth. I honestly loved this book. Jim norton, first and foremost, new york Times bestselling author of I Hate Your Guts“Eleanor taught Noelle that, Courage Takes Practice.

Her yearlong quest to face her terrors, great and small, enriching, is moving, and hilarious—we readers are lucky to be along for the ride. Julie powell, bestselling author of julie & juliain the tradition of my year of living Biblically and Eat Pray Love comes My Year with Eleanor, Noelle Hancock’s hilarious tale of her decision to heed the advice of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and do one thing a day that scares her in the year before her 30th birthday.

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Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France

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Penguin Books #ad - Between 1998 and 2000, sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. An introspective and beautiful dual memoir by the #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and her daughter. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel.

As this modern-day demeter and persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and personal meaning of an array of inspiring figures and sites, they also each give voice to that most protean of connections: the bond of mother and daughter. Ann, heartbroken and benumbed by the classic question about what to do with her life, just graduated from college, grapples with a painful depression.

Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greece, Turkey, and France #ad - Look out for ann kidd taylor's new novel, The Shark Club, which will be published in June 2017. Sue monk kidd has touched millions of readers with her novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and with her acclaimed nonfiction. A wise and involving book about feminine thresholds, spiritual growth, and renewal, Traveling with Pomegranates is both a revealing self-portrait by a beloved author and her daughter, a writer in the making, and a momentous story that will resonate with women everywhere.

In this intimate dual memoir, ann, offer distinct perspectives as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, she and her daughter, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other.

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The Flamethrowers: A Novel

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Scribner #ad - Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, Reno is a fiercely memorable observer, superbly realized by Rachel Kushner. Reno is submitted to a sentimental education of sorts—by dreamers, poseurs, and raconteurs in New York and by radicals in Italy, where she goes with her lover to meet his estranged and formidable family.

National book award finalist * named one of the ten best books by the new york times book review * new york magazine’s #1 book of the year * best book of 2013 by: the wall street journal; vogue; o, the oprah Magazine; Los Angeles Times; The San Francisco Chronicle; The New Yorker; Time; Flavorwire; Salon; Slate; The Daily Beast“Superb…Scintillatingly alive…A pure explosion of now.

The Flamethrowers: A Novel #ad - The new yorker reno, so-called because of the place of her birth, comes to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity—artists colonize a deserted and industrial SoHo, stage actions in the East Village, blur the line between life and art.

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Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India

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Random House #ad - Living in delhi for more than five years, love affairs, and finding a city pulsing with possibility and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture—and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family.

Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, Sideways on a Scooter is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation. From the Hardcover edition. What she quickly learns in delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman—it’s next to impossible—and the proper way for women in India to ride scooters—perched sideways—are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she’d counted on.

In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India’s globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women’s lives have scarcely changed for centuries. When twentysomething reporter miranda kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country.

Sideways on a Scooter: Life and Love in India #ad - Along the way, including her charismatic friend geeta—a self-described “modern girl” who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, Kennedy is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family.

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The Storm at the Door: A Novel

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Random House #ad - For two months, just before frederick left to fight in World War II, Katharine received his total attentiveness, his limitless charms, his astonishing range of intellect and wit. But the project is failing. Increasingly, amplified by alcohol, Frederick’s erratic behavior, distresses Katharine and their four daughters and gives his friends and family cause to worry for his sanity.

. Along the way, one can still wage a silent, secret, Stefan Merrill Block stunningly illuminates an age-old truth: even if one’s daily life appears ordinary, extraordinary war. From the Hardcover edition. When, katharine makes a fateful decision: she commits Frederick to Mayflower Home, a cocktail party ends with her husband in handcuffs, in the summer of 1962, America’s most revered mental asylum.

There, and madmen, frederick tries to transform his incarceration into a creative exercise, on the grounds of the opulent hospital populated by great poets, intellectuals, to take each meaningless passing moment and find the art within it. Over the years, katharine has covered for him, as frederick’s behavior and moods have darkened, however, trying to rein in his great manic passions and bridge his deep wells of sadness: an unending project of keeping up appearances and hoping for the best.

The Storm at the Door: A Novel #ad - Under the faltering guidance of a self-obsessed psychiatrist, Frederick and his fellow patients must try to navigate their way through a gray zone of depression, addiction, and insanity. Meanwhile, as she struggles to raise four young daughters, Katharine tries to find her way back to Frederick through her own ambiguities, delusions, and the damages done by her rose-colored belief in a life she no longer lives.

But as he lies on his room’s single mattress, a husband, Frederick wonders how he ever managed to be all that he once was: a father, a business executive.

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