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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

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Author: Adam Johnson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544579291
Size: 57.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Book Description: For the past year, a group of high school students met at a publishing house in San Francisco every Monday night to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. This committee was assisted by a group of students that met in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Together, and under the guidance of guest editor Adam Johnson, these high schoolers selected the contents of The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The writing in this book is very essential, if not required, like visiting the Louvre if you’re in Paris. In any case, nothing in this book takes place in Paris, as far as we can recall, but it does feature an elephant hunt, the fall of a reality-TV star, a walk through Ethiopia, and much more of what Johnson calls “the most important examinations in life.” The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 includes LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, DANIEL ALARCÓN, BOX BROWN, REBECCA CURTIS, VICTOR LODATO, CLAUDIA RANKINE, PAUL SALOPEK, PAUL TOUGH, WELLS TOWER and others Adam Johnson, guest editor, teaches creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of Fortune Smiles, Emporium, Parasites Likes Us, and The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He has received a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. His work has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, GQ, the Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, the New York Times, and The Best American Short Stories.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

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Author: Adam Johnson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544569636
Size: 10.93 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning "The Orphan Master s Son, " works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year s best newfiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up. "


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

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Author: Rachel Kushner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544812182
Size: 66.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the past year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, and countless articles. They had some good times. There was a whiteboard in the conference room, and often cartoons were drawn on this whiteboard. The cartoons were of varying quality. By the end of the year, with the help of a similar committee of high school students in Ann Arbor, and their guest editor, Rachel Kushner, they selected the contents of this anthology. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 features stories about Bulgarian spaceships, psychedelic mushroom therapy, and a cyclorama in Iowa. If you don’t know what a cyclorama is, you aren’t alone. Read on to find out. The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 includes N. R. KLEINFIELD, ANNA KOVATCHEVA, DAN HOY, ANTHONY MARRA, MICHAEL POLLAN, MARILYNNE ROBINSON, DANA SPIOTTA, ADRIAN TOMINE, INARA VERZEMNIEKS and others Rachel Kushner, guest editor, is the author of The Flamethrowers, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award and one of the New York Times’s top five novels of 2013. Kushner’s debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, a winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018

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Author: Sheila Heti
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 1328465810
Size: 70.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Author Sheila Heti works with a group of high school students to select the year's best new fiction, journalism, poetry, essays, and comics aimed at readers age fifteen and up.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019

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Author: Edan Lepucki
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0358093163
Size: 70.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: An eclectic collection of fiction, essays, poetry, and graphic work selected by high school students with the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki. Over the past year, fifteen Bay Area high school students have gathered each week in the basement of an independent publishing house to pore over online and print literary journals, magazines, books, plays, and graphic novels. They read things they couldn't shake and engaged in deep conversations about how good writing brings people together, no matter what else is happening around the world. With the help of New York Times best-selling author Edan Lepucki they have compiled The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019.


The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

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Author: Sarah Vowell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328663809
Size: 52.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.


An Inventory

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Author: Joan Wickersham
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101973927
Size: 20.83 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 24
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Book Description: A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection In this witty and moving work of short fiction, “you” recall the romantic interests you had once pined for, crushed on from afar, kissed, and never forgot. Exploring the forces of attraction as well as the tender reaches of the heart, Joan Wickersham chronicles these brief episodes from a young woman’s history, from Boy 1 in the block corner of a kindergarten classroom to Boy 23. Originally published by One Story and chosen for The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015, this selection is a generous meditation on the varieties and endurance of love. An ebook short.


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Author: Януш Корчак
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212040
Size: 46.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages :
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Book Description: Кожне слово цієї праці випромінює любов до дітей! Книжка, яку повинні прочитати всі батьки або ті, хто лише планують ними стати! Головна ідея педагогіки Корчака – повага до дитини, до її думок і бажань, усвідомлення, що всі діти різні, що вони мають право вибору. Вдумливий психолог відкриває мотиви переживань і вчинків дітей, пояснює складні процеси формування особистості. У книжці немає догматичних наказів та суворих рекомендацій, але є відповідь на запитання, які ставлять собі всі батьки, – що значить любити дитину та як це робити.


Borb

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Author: Jason Little
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941250020
Size: 48.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Book Description: The complete collection of Jason Little's horrifying, hilarious and controversial comic strip about Borb: an unfortunate and alcoholic vagabond.


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Author: Чарльз Мартін
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171239895
Size: 18.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : uk
Pages :
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Book Description: У Солт-Лейк-Ситі вирує негода. В аеропорту скасували всі рейси, а пасажири опинились у полоні снігової бурі. Журналістка Ешлі Нокс, яка має встигнути на свою передвесільну вечерю, та хірург Бен Пейн, що поспішає на важливу операцію, вирішують летіти на невеликому приватному літаку. На Ешлі вдома чекає наречений, Бен сумує за коханою дружиною. Під час польоту пілот помирає від серцевого нападу, і літак зазнає катастрофи в одному з найбільш віддалених куточків США на висоті понад 3000 метрів. Пасажири, двоє ледь знайомих людей, залишилися сам на сам посеред засніжених гір. Допомоги чекати нізвідки. Вони повинні негайно вибратися звідси. Але для цього потрібні неймовірні зусилля…


Sharks In The Time Of Saviors

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Author: Kawai Strong Washburn
Publisher: MCD
ISBN: 0374720770
Size: 54.22 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: A finalist for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by the New York Times (#30), the Guardian, the Boston Globe, Amazon, Oprah Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, BBC Culture, Good Housekeeping, LitHub, Spectrum Culture, Third Place Books, Powell's Books, and Barnes and Noble. One of Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2020. Sharks in the Time of Saviors is a groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawaiian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation from Kawai Strong Washburn. “Old myths clash with new realities, love is in a ride or die with grief, faith rubs hard against magic, and comic flips with tragic so much they meld into something new. All told with daredevil lyricism to burn. A ferocious debut.” —MARLON JAMES, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf “So good it hurts and hurts to where it heals. It is revelatory and unputdownable. Washburn is an extraordinarily brilliant new talent.” —TOMMY ORANGE, author of There There A Barnes & Noble Discover, and Amazon Editors’ Pick for March 2020. Named one of the most anticipated novels for 2020 by the Guardian and Paste Magazine. One of Book Riot’s Best Books to Give as Gifts in 2020. In 1995 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on a rare family vacation, seven-year-old Nainoa Flores falls overboard a cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean. When a shiver of sharks appears in the water, everyone fears for the worst. But instead, Noa is gingerly delivered to his mother in the jaws of a shark, marking his story as the stuff of legends. Nainoa’s family, struggling amidst the collapse of the sugarcane industry, hails his rescue as a sign of favor from ancient Hawaiian gods—a belief that appears validated after he exhibits puzzling new abilities. But as time passes, this supposed divine favor begins to drive the family apart: Nainoa, working now as a paramedic on the streets of Portland, struggles to fathom the full measure of his expanding abilities; further north in Washington, his older brother Dean hurtles into the world of elite college athletics, obsessed with wealth and fame; while in California, risk-obsessed younger sister Kaui navigates an unforgiving academic workload in an attempt to forge her independence from the family’s legacy. When supernatural events revisit the Flores family in Hawai’i—with tragic consequences—they are all forced to reckon with the bonds of family, the meaning of heritage, and the cost of survival.


The Peculiar State

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Author: Patricio Pron
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110197043X
Size: 75.87 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 24
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Book Description: A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t read a single book in the last three months; she decides to make up a game. The rules of the game are these: the two of them travel to a European city, separately, and try to find each other. They make no calls, leave no messages. They wander through Madrid, Munich, Coimbra. When they meet, they return home. But what happens if they don’t? “The Peculiar State” is a haunting, mischievous new story from Patricio Pron, one of Granta’s Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists and the author of My Fathers’ Ghost Is Climbing in the Rain. A thought-provoking, city-hopping story from one of South America’s most important new writers. An eBook short.