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A True Novel

A True Novel Author Minae Mizumura
ISBN-10 9781590515761
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 800
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A remaking of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual rise to wealth and success—despite racial and class prejudice—and an obsession with a girl from an affluent family that has haunted him all his life. A True Novel then widens into an examination of Japan’s westernization and the emergence of a middle class. The winner of Japan’s prestigious Yomiuri Literature Prize, Mizumura has written a beautiful novel, with love at its core, that reveals, above all, the power of storytelling.

The True Story of the Novel

The True Story of the Novel Author Margaret Anne Doody
ISBN-10 0813524539
Release 1997
Pages 610
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Twentieth-century historians and critics defending the novel have emphasized its role as superseding something else, as a sort of legitimate usurper that deposed the Epic, a replacement of myth, or religious narrative. To say that the Age of Early Christianity was really also the Age of the Novel rumples such historical tidiness––but so it was. From the outset of her discussion, Doody rejects the conventional Anglo-Saxon distinction between Romance and Novel. This eighteenth-century distinction, she maintains, served both to keep the foreign––dark-skinned peoples, strange speakers, Muslims, and others––largely out of literature, and to obscure the diverse nature of the novel itself. This deeply informed and truly comparative work is staggering in its breadth. Doody treats not only recognized classics, but also works of usually unacknowledged subgenres––new readings of novels like The Pickwick Papers, Puddn'head Wilson, L'Assommoir, Death in Venice, and Beloved are accompanied by insights into Death on the Nile or The Wind in the Willows. Non-Western writers like Chinua Achebe and Witi Ihimaera are also included. In her last section, Doody goes on to show that Chinese and Japanese novels, early and late, bear a strong and not incidental affinity to their Western counterparts. Collectively, these readings offer the basis for a serious reassessment of the history and the nature of the novel. The True Story of the Novel marks the beginning of the twenty-first century's understanding of fiction and of culture. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in literature.

Ruffo in Calabria

Ruffo in Calabria Author Peter Nichols
ISBN-10 UOM:39015048701174
Release 1977
Pages 222
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Based on the life of Fabrizio Ruffo.

True Crime

True Crime Author Andrew Klavan
ISBN-10 9780307791214
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 400
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In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Tempo, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss's wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit. In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good-bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours—if Steve Everett can't find the evidence to stop it—a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum's skin. The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is ticking down and the race is on—between the reporter and his demons, between the system and its lethal flaws, between the last innocent man and society's ultimate crime. . . .

Journal of a Sufi Odyssey

Journal of a Sufi Odyssey Author Shaykh Tariq Knecht
ISBN-10 9781450554398
Release 2010-01-25
Pages 566
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With respect to things which can be said, this trilogy is one of the most revealing excursions into the nature of the Sufi path that has been written in the last 736 years. There are seven kinds of people ... within and without. There are those who know and know that they know. These rare dimensions of the Self are spiritually realized, and one should seek them out and learn from them. There are those who know but don't know that they know. These individuals are asleep and should be woken up. There are those who don't know and know that they don't know. These souls are able to learn and should be taught. There are those who don't know and don't know that they don't know. There are the ignorant ones, and they should be avoided. There are those who know that they don't know but who, for a variety of reasons, attempt to induce seekers of truth to believe that the former know what they do not. These are the charlatans ... and there are many of them amongst us. There are those people who even when they are shown the truth cannot bear to live with the implications of what has been disclosed and choose to live their lives in various states of denial that become the doorways through which further evil enters into their lives. There are those who seek the truth and try, to the best of their ability, to act judiciously with respect to what has been realized no matter where such truth may take them ... and who, therefore, also are prepared to accept the possibility that truth may be other - in part or in whole -- than what they believe it to be and, therefore, make accommodation for this possibility through their thought and behavior.

True History of the Kelly Gang

True History of the Kelly Gang Author Peter Carey
ISBN-10 9780571267071
Release 2011-02-03
Pages 368
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'I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...' To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. But to his fellow ordinary Australians, Kelly is their own Robin Hood. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the famous bushranger wildly and passionately to life.

True Believers

True Believers Author Kurt Andersen
ISBN-10 9781400067206
Release 2012
Pages 431
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Withdrawing herself from consideration for Supreme Court Judgeship, distinguished judge Karen Hollander reflects on the reasons for her decision while remembering her coming of age in 1960s America, during which she experienced a formative event that reverberates in the cultural landscape of her present-day life. By the best-selling author of Heyday. 40,000 first printing.

The True History of Paradise

The True History of Paradise Author Margaret Cezair-Thompson
ISBN-10 9780307755599
Release 2010-05-12
Pages 368
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It is 1981. Jean Landing secretly plans to flee her beloved Jamaica–the only home her family has ever known, a place now rife with political turmoil. But before she can make her final preparations, she receives devastating news: Lana, her sister, is dead. The country’s state of emergency leaves no time to arrange a proper funeral. Even Jean’s mother, Monica, who hadn’t spoken to Lana in more than a decade, cannot fully embrace her grief. The tragedy only underscores Jean’s need to leave an island that holds no promise of a future. Her harrowing journey to freedom across a battered landscape takes Jean through a terrain of memories: of her childhood, with a detached mother at odds with an adoring father, of her complex bond with Lana, and of the friends and lovers who have shaped and shared her days. Epic in scope, The True History of Paradise poignantly portrays the complexities of family and racial identity in a troubled Eden.


Lawless Author Matt Bondurant
ISBN-10 9781451699708
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 336
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With a Foreword by Director John Hillcoat Based on the true story of Matt Bondurant’s grandfather and two granduncles, Lawless is a gripping tale of brotherhood, greed, and murder. The Bondurant Boys were a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition and in the years after. When Sherwood Anderson, the journalist and author of Winesburg, Ohio, was covering a story there, he christened it the “wettest county in the world.” Anderson finds himself driving along dusty red roads, piecing together the clues linking the brothers to “The Great Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy,” and breaking open the silence that shrouds Franklin County. In vivid, muscular prose, Matt Bondurant brings these men—their dark deeds, their long silences, their deep desires—to life. His understanding of the passion, violence, and desperation at the center of this world is both heartbreaking and magnificent.

Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story Author Delphine de Vigan
ISBN-10 9781408878835
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 384
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'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L. L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine's identity and her safety.

Curse of the Coloring Book

Curse of the Coloring Book Author Howard L. Hibbard
ISBN-10 0985634464
Release 2016-12-12
Pages 384
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A novel with double narrative: one about an attorney fighting a legal-malpractice lawsuit, a curse, and Post-Traumatic Stress. The other, flashbacks to when a combat lieutenant in Vietnam War, achieving military goals, commanding stressed odd balls in battle, and humorous states. Bonus: Lawrence Ferlinghetti poems; vet PTSD resources; and photos.


Room Author Emma Donoghue
ISBN-10 9781786821775
Release 2017-05-07
Pages 96
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‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

The Cartel

The Cartel Author Don Winslow
ISBN-10 9780525436515
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 768
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A sequel to "The Power of the Dog" finds a drug lord's prison transfer to Mexico upsetting a precarious balance of peace and forcing a DEA agent to come out of retirement to stop the ensuing violence.

I Married A Moron

I Married A Moron Author Candace Klieman
ISBN-10 9781418456375
Release 2004-10
Pages 192
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Almost anywhere you look today, in business, politics, sports, education and yes ministry, there is a resounding cry for leadership! Today more than ever there is a need for leaders who exemplify a high standard of moral excellence. This was one of the primary reasons for me writing this book. It is my hope that I can bring some light to a very serious predicament the church finds itself in; a lack of true servant leaders. The first step in changing our current church culture of leadership is to begin changing how we view leadership. Our current perception of leadership has too often been skewered by societal definitions. The church and its leaders must undergo a mental makeover that will ultimately give us an accurate understanding of what it means to be a servant leader. Anyone can place the title of Bishop, Pastor, Elder, Deacon, Apostle, Evangelist, Minister, Reverend, etcetera, beside their name; but God didn't call us to have titles. God called us to be servants! And the mantra of a servant is always, "Lord not my will, but your will be done." Romans 9:17-- "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth." To be what you tell others to be, you must be the first to walk in a daily life of self-discipline. You must be willing to do what others either will not, or cannot, and live a life of passionate commitment to Christ. If you fail, even though you were capable, are YOU truly fit to be called a Leader?

Woes of the True Policeman

Woes of the True Policeman Author Roberto Bolaño
ISBN-10 9781466827738
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 256
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Begun in the 1980s and worked on until the author's death in 2003, Woes of the True Policeman is Roberto Bolaño's last, unfinished novel. The novel follows Óscar Amalfitano—an exiled Chilean university professor and widower—through the maze of his revolutionary past, his relationship with his teenage daughter, Rosa, his passion for a former student, and his retreat from scandal in Barcelona. Forced to leave Barcelona for Santa Teresa, a Mexican city close to the U.S. border where women are being killed in unprecedented numbers, Amalfitano soon begins an affair with Castillo, a young forger of Larry Rivers paintings. Meanwhile, Rosa, Amalfitano's daughter, engages in her own epistolary romance with a basketball player from Barcelona, while still trying to cope with her mother's early death and her father's secrets. After finding Castillo in bed with her father, Rosa is forced to confront her own crisis. What follows is an intimate police investigation of Amalfitano that involves a series of dark twists, culminating in a finale full of euphoria and heartbreak. Featuring characters and stories from his other books, Woes of the True Policeman invites the reader more than ever into the world of Roberto Bolaño. It is an exciting, kaleidoscopic novel, lyrical and intense, yet darkly humorous. Exploring the roots of memory and the limits of art, Woes of the True Policeman marks the culmination of one of the great careers of world literature.

Lunch Bucket Paradise

Lunch Bucket Paradise Author Fred Setterberg
ISBN-10 1597141666
Release 2011
Pages 245
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Fictional portrait of a not well-understood era rolling into the 60s. Set in San Leandro, California, a working-class suburb of Oakland, not San Francisco, it creates feel of an era authentically

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Author Sherman Alexie
ISBN-10 9780316219303
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 272
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.