Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe
  • Title : Circe
  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0316556335
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.


The Outline of Literature by John Drinkwater

The Outline of Literature
  • Title : The Outline of Literature
  • Author : John Drinkwater
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe
  • Title : Circe
  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : almohreraladbi
  • ISBN Code : 2123514586
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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“Circe” is a story of love, loss, heartbreak, and unbreakable bonds. This novel is written by Madeline Miller. This is a gorgeous story about how life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to, but if we’re willing, we can still make it a great life. It is a good compelling story, engaging and easy to read. This is the perfect holiday novel, you can pick it up and get straight back into the story. The novel “Circe ” is an enjoyable story that moves along at a good pace. It is not too quickly, but at a pace that keeps the reader engaged waiting to discover the outcome. It has a satisfactory ending which is a little predictable but ties up all the loose ends. Some of the male characters are a little too good to be true but that doesn’t spoil any part of the story.


Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

Heart Berries
  • Title : Heart Berries
  • Author : Terese Marie Mailhot
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • ISBN Code : 1619024233
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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A powerful, poetic memoir of an Indigenous woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest—this New York Times bestseller and Emma Watson Book Club pick is “an illuminating account of grief, abuse and the complex nature of the Native experience . . . at once raw and achingly beautiful (NPR) Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder, Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father―an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist―who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain, and what we can bring ourselves to accept. Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story, and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people, and to her place in the world.


Galatea by Madeline Miller

Galatea
  • Title : Galatea
  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408848147
  • Pages : 20
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost... From the Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles, this short story is a dazzling retelling of the myth of Galatea.


"Come up Hither" . . . . Revelation 4:1 by Timothy E. Miller

  • Title : "Come up Hither" . . . . Revelation 4:1
  • Author : Timothy E. Miller
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 1728321352
  • Pages : 106
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This e-book answers four questions about the rapture of the church: 1. What is the Rapture? 2. Why is there a Rapture? 3. When will it occur? 4. What time is it now?


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles
  • Title : The Song of Achilles
  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408816032
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Profoundly moving and breathtakingly original, this rendering of the epic Trojan War is a dazzling feat of the imagination, a devastating love story, and an almighty battle between gods and kings, peace and glory, immortal fame and the human heart.


Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

Autobiography of Red
  • Title : Autobiography of Red
  • Author : Anne Carson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0345807014
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is. A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today." --Michael Ondaatje "This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing." --Alice Munro "A profound love story . . . sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender." --The New York Times Book Review "A deeply odd and immensely engaging book. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday." --The Village Voice


An Odyssey by Daniel Mendelsohn

An Odyssey
  • Title : An Odyssey
  • Author : Daniel Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 9780345806215
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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A timeless and inspiring gift for Father's Day. Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday A Kirkus Best Memoir of 2017 Shortlisted for the 2017 Baillie Gifford Prize From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost: a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading--and reliving--Homer's epic masterpiece. When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth--and, even more, a final opportunity to more fully understand his son, a writer and classicist. But through the sometimes uncomfortable months that the two men explore Homer's great work together--first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus's famous voyages--it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to echo the Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel and the meaning of home. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most triumphant entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.


XO Orpheus by Kate Bernheimer

XO Orpheus
  • Title : XO Orpheus
  • Author : Kate Bernheimer
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN Code : 0143122428
  • Pages : 546
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Fifty leading writers retell myths from around the world in this dazzling follow-up to the bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me Icarus flies once more. Aztec jaguar gods again stalk the earth. An American soldier designs a new kindof Trojan horse-his cremains in a bullet. Here, in compelling guise, are your favorite mythological figures-Narcissus and Echo, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion and Galatea, even Argos, Odysseus's faithful dog-alongside characters from Indian, Punjabi, Inuit, and other traditions. Featuring talkative goats, a cat lady, a bird woman, a beer-drinking ogre, and a squid who falls in love with the sun, these are stories of boundless wonder and invention. If "xo" signals a goodbye, then xo Orpheus is a goodbyeto an old way of mythmaking, a book that boldly heralds a new beginning for one of the world's oldest literary traditions"--


Circe -- Free Preview -- The First 3 Chapters by Madeline Miller

Circe -- Free Preview -- The First 3 Chapters
  • Title : Circe -- Free Preview -- The First 3 Chapters
  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • ISBN Code : 0316421146
  • Pages : 36
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Song of Achilles One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 "An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." - Ann Patchett In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.


City of Hate by Timothy S. Miller

City of Hate
  • Title : City of Hate
  • Author : Timothy S. Miller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780998555447
  • Pages : 236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Recovering alcoholic, lover of secrets, and quickly approaching middle-age, Scott discovered his best friend dead in his downtown Dallas apartment. And all fingers point to Scott as the murderer.


A Beautiful, Terrible Thing by Jen Waite

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
  • Title : A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
  • Author : Jen Waite
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0735216509
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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A woman discovers her marriage is built on an illusion in this harrowing and ultimately inspiring memoir. “Be forewarned: You won’t sleep until you finish the last page.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World One night. One email. Two realities... Before: Jen Waite has met the partner of her dreams. A handsome, loving man who becomes part of her family, evolving into her husband, her best friend, and the father of her infant daughter. After: A disturbing email sparks suspicion, leading to an investigation of who this man really is and what was really happening in their marriage. In alternating Before and After chapters, Waite obsessively analyzes her relationship, trying to find a single moment form the past five years that isn't part of the long con of lies and manipulation. Instead, she finds more lies, infidelity, and betrayal than she could have imagined. With the pacing and twists of a psychological thriller, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing looks at how a fairy tale can become a nightmare and what happens when “it could never happen to me” actually does.


A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum

A Bend in the Stars
  • Title : A Bend in the Stars
  • Author : Rachel Barenbaum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1538746271
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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All the Light We Cannot See meets The Nightingale in this literary WWI-era novel and epic love story of a brilliant young doctor who races against Einstein to solve one of the universe's great mysteries. In Russia, in the summer of 1914, as war with Germany looms and the Czar's army tightens its grip on the local Jewish community, Miri Abramov and her brilliant physicist brother, Vanya, are facing an impossible decision. Since their parents drowned fleeing to America, Miri and Vanya have been raised by their babushka, a famous matchmaker who has taught them to protect themselves at all costs: to fight, to kill if necessary, and always to have an escape plan. But now, with fierce, headstrong Miri on the verge of becoming one of Russia's only female surgeons, and Vanya hoping to solve the final puzzles of Einstein's elusive theory of relativity, can they bear to leave the homeland that has given them so much? Before they have time to make their choice, war is declared and Vanya goes missing, along with Miri's fiancé. Miri braves the firing squad to go looking for them both. As the eclipse that will change history darkens skies across Russia, not only the safety of Miri's own family but the future of science itself hangs in the balance. Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heart-stopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.


Study Guide for Book Clubs: Circe by Kathryn Cope

Study Guide for Book Clubs: Circe
  • Title : Study Guide for Book Clubs: Circe
  • Author : Kathryn Cope
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781798189993
  • Pages : 91
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An essential tool for all reading groups - a detailed guide to the bestselling novel, 'Circe'! A comprehensive guide to Madeline Miller's remarkable novel 'Circe', this discussion aid includes a wealth of information and resources: twenty-eight thought-provoking discussion questions; useful literary and historical context; an author biography; a plot summary; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz.This companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a rich and rewarding text.


Hush by James Patterson,Candice Fox

Hush
  • Title : Hush
  • Author : James Patterson,Candice Fox
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1538751151
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Top cop, devoted sister, and now Inmate 3329: even prison bars won't stop Harriet Blue from seeking justice for the murder of her brother. Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop -- as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis. So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside. But Woods is not there to gloat. His daughter Tonya and her two-year-old child have gone missing. He's ready to offer Harriet a deal: find his family to buy her freedom . . .


DIY Skoolie Guide by Missy Miller,Jeff Miller

DIY Skoolie Guide
  • Title : DIY Skoolie Guide
  • Author : Missy Miller,Jeff Miller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781734397604
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Do you have what it takes to convert your own bus into the living space of your dreams?If so, this book is written for you-the ambitious DIY dreamer.Jeff and Missy Miller have converted numerous buses into motorhomes, tiny homes, mobile stores, and food trucks from the ground up with their Skoolie Homes team. In this comprehensive DIY skoolie guide, they share all of their proven strategies and experiences with you so that you don't have to waste your time and money figuring it out alone. You will learn how to:* Purchase your bus with confidence* Design the right floor plan for your unique lifestyle* Gut your bus and create your foundation* Build the interior from the ground up* Maximize your living and storage spaces * Install your own plumbing and electrical systems* Prep, prime and paint the exterior* Save money on your conversion without cutting corners* Get your skoolie dream on the reality road This DIY Skoolie Guide is your comprehensive road map-giving you a clear plan on how to convert your bus from start to finish. From basic planning to completion, this book walks you through each step of the conversion process so that you can create your dream and get it on the road.


The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott

The Rain Heron
  • Title : The Rain Heron
  • Author : Robbie Arnott
  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • ISBN Code : 0374722897
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Astonishing...With the intensity of a perfect balance between the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning and twisting, taking you to unexpected places. A deeply emotional and satisfying read. Beautifully written." --Jeff VanderMeer, author of Borne. One of LitHub's Most Anticipated Books of 2021. A gripping novel of myth, environment, adventure, and an unlikely friendship, from an award-winning Australian author Ren lives alone on the remote frontier of a country devastated by a coup d'état. High on the forested slopes, she survives by hunting, farming, trading, and forgetting the contours of what was once a normal life. But her quiet stability is disrupted when an army unit, led by a young female soldier, comes to the mountains on government orders in search of a legendary creature called the rain heron—a mythical, dangerous, form-shifting bird with the ability to change the weather. Ren insists that the bird is simply a story, yet the soldier will not be deterred, forcing them both into a gruelling quest. Spellbinding and immersive, Robbie Arnott’s The Rain Heron is an astounding, mythical exploration of human resilience, female friendship, and humankind’s precarious relationship to nature. As Ren and the soldier hunt for the heron, a bond between them forms, and the painful details of Ren’s former life emerge—a life punctuated by loss, trauma, and a second, equally magical and dangerous creature. Slowly, Ren's and the soldier’s lives entwine, unravel, and ultimately erupt in a masterfully crafted ending in which both women are forced to confront their biggest fears—and regrets. Robbie Arnott, one of Australia’s most acclaimed young novelists, sews magic into reality with a steady, confident hand. Bubbling with rare imagination and ambition, The Rain Heron is an emotionally charged and dazzling novel, one that asks timely yet eternal questions about environment, friendship, nationality, and the myths that bind us.


Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

Girl Meets Boy
  • Title : Girl Meets Boy
  • Author : Ali Smith
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1921834447
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith reinterprets the Myth of Iphis, the girl who became a boy, as a brilliant hybrid of satire and romantic comedy. Anthea works at Pure, helping men with shaved heads think up brand names for water: call it Affluent, she suggests. Or Main Stream. She is not, truth be told, completely focused. Until she sees the boy up the ladder, spray-painting the company billboard: WATER IS A HUMAN RIGHT, she reads. SELLING IT IS MORALLY WRONG. The boy up the ladder, dressed in a kilt and sporran. A bright red tartan; a black waistcoat. Frilly cuffs. He is the most beautiful boy Anthea has ever seen in her life. No, look again. She is the most beautiful boy Anthea has ever seen in her life. This is a warm, funny, subversive romp through the murky hinterland of corporate perfidy, by an author the Scotsman has described as 'one of our greatest imaginative writers'. Girl Meets Boy is Ali Smith's contribution to the International Myths Series. Ali Smith's first book, Free Love, won the Saltire First Book Award. She has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Man Booker, and won the Encore Award and the Whitbread Novel of the Year. 'An extremely readable, easy-flowing writer, and one of the subtlest and most intelligent around.' Independent 'Ali Smith has got style, ideas and punch. Read her.' Jeanette Winterson 'A typically exuberant anti-consumerist tale, which has something of Ovid's erotic lilt to it...This slender, sweet natured, lyrical tale not only nods but also winks and grins at the many books it could not have been written without.' Guardian 'Those familiar with Smith's playfully inventive fictions will not be disappointed by this light-as-air retelling of Ovid's tale...The latest in a series retelling myths from classical literature, this jolly jeu d'espirit wears its heart defiantly on its sleeve.' The Times


The Drama of Celebrity by Sharon Marcus

The Drama of Celebrity
  • Title : The Drama of Celebrity
  • Author : Sharon Marcus
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691210187
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A bold new account of how celebrity works Why do we care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? Do celebrities deserve the outsized attention they receive? Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Drawing on scrapbooks, diaries, and vintage fan mail, she traces celebrity culture back to its nineteenth-century roots, when people the world over found themselves captivated by celebrity chefs, bad-boy poets, and actors such as the "divine" Sarah Bernhardt, as famous in her day as the Beatles in theirs. The Drama of Celebrity reveals how journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans, resulting in a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.


One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

One True Loves
  • Title : One True Loves
  • Author : Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476776903
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life


The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

The Children's Blizzard
  • Title : The Children's Blizzard
  • Author : Melanie Benjamin
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • ISBN Code : 0399182284
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"They came on boats, on trains, great unceasing waves of them-the poor, the disenfranchised, the seekers, the dreamers. Second and third generations of farmers eking out an existence on scraps of farms divided up among too many sons. Political agitators no longer welcome in their homelands. Young men fleeing conscription in a king's army. Married couples starting out. Bachelors from towns with few women. The poor in tenements with air so stifling and foul there was no room to breathe, let alone dream. Come to Nebraska! Dakota Territory! Minnesota! Come to the Great Plains of America!"--


Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin

Mary Reilly
  • Title : Mary Reilly
  • Author : Valerie Martin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 0307833879
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the acclaimed author of the bestselling Italian Fever and award winning Property, comes a fresh twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, a novel told from the perspective of Mary Reilly, Dr. Jekyll's dutiful and intelligent housemaid. Faithfully weaving in details from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic, Martin introduces an original and captivating character: Mary is a survivor–scarred but still strong–familiar with evil, yet brimming with devotion and love. As a bond grows between Mary and her tortured employer, she is sent on errands to unsavory districts of London and entrusted with secrets she would rather not know. Unable to confront her hideous suspicions about Dr. Jekyll, Mary ultimately proves the lengths to which she'll go to protect him. Through her astute reflections, we hear the rest of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story, and this familiar tale is made more terrifying than we remember it, more complex than we imagined possible.


A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Ships
  • Title : A Thousand Ships
  • Author : Natalie Haynes
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 006306541X
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“With her trademark passion, wit, and fierce feminism, Natalie Haynes gives much-needed voice to the silenced women of the Trojan War.”—Madeline Miller, author of Circe Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences—for fans of Madeline Miller. This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn . . . This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . . In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen. From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war. A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever told.


I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Condé,Richard Philcox

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
  • Title : I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
  • Author : Maryse Condé,Richard Philcox
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780813927671
  • Pages : 227
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later. Maryse Condé brings Tituba out of historical silence and creates for her a fictional childhood, adolescence, and old age. She turns her into what she calls "a sort of female hero, an epic heroine, like the legendary ‘Nanny of the maroons,’" who, schooled in the sorcery and magical ritual of obeah, is arrested for healing members of the family that owns her. CARAF Books:Caribbean and African Literature Translated from French This book has been supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agencY.


America for Beginners by Leah Franqui

America for Beginners
  • Title : America for Beginners
  • Author : Leah Franqui
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062668773
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Recalling contemporary classics such as Americanah, Behold the Dreamers, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a funny, poignant, and insightful debut novel that explores the complexities of family, immigration, prejudice, and the American Dream through meaningful and unlikely friendships forged in unusual circumstances. Pival Sengupta has done something she never expected: she has booked a trip with the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company. But unlike other upper-class Indians on a foreign holiday, the recently widowed Pival is not interested in sightseeing. She is traveling thousands of miles from Kolkata to New York on a cross-country journey to California, where she hopes to uncover the truth about her beloved son, Rahi. A year ago Rahi devastated his very traditional parents when he told them he was gay. Then, Pival’s husband, Ram, told her that their son had died suddenly—heartbreaking news she still refuses to accept. Now, with Ram gone, she is going to America to find Rahi, alive and whole or dead and gone, and come to terms with her own life. Arriving in New York, the tour proves to be more complicated than anticipated. Planned by the company’s indefatigable owner, Ronnie Munshi—a hard-working immigrant and entrepreneur hungry for his own taste of the American dream—it is a work of haphazard improvisation. Pival’s guide is the company’s new hire, the guileless and wonderfully resourceful Satya, who has been in America for one year—and has never actually left the five boroughs. For modesty’s sake Pival and Satya will be accompanied by Rebecca Elliot, an aspiring young actress. Eager for a paying gig, she’s along for the ride, because how hard can a two-week "working" vacation traveling across America be? Slowly making her way from coast to coast with her unlikely companions, Pival finds that her understanding of her son—and her hopes of a reunion with him—are challenged by her growing knowledge of his adoptive country. As the bonds between this odd trio deepens, Pival, Satya, and Rebecca learn to see America—and themselves—in different and profound new ways. A bittersweet and bighearted tale of forgiveness, hope, and acceptance, America for Beginners illuminates the unexpected enchantments life can hold, and reminds us that our most precious connections aren’t always the ones we seek.


Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella

Ghosts of Harvard
  • Title : Ghosts of Harvard
  • Author : Francesca Serritella
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0525510370
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother’s suicide. Then she starts hearing voices. “A rich, intricately plotted thriller . . . Serritella, who is a Harvard grad herself, writes about the campus with an insider’s savvy.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post “Every time I thought I knew where Ghosts of Harvard was heading, I turned out to be wrong. Part mystery, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this novel is all entertainment.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult Cadence Archer arrives on Harvard’s campus desperate to understand why her brother, Eric, a genius who developed paranoid schizophrenia took his own life there the year before. Losing Eric has left a black hole in Cady’s life, and while her decision to follow in her brother’s footsteps threatens to break her family apart, she is haunted by questions of what she might have missed. And there’s only one place to find answers. As Cady struggles under the enormous pressure at Harvard, she investigates her brother’s final year, armed only with a blue notebook of Eric’s cryptic scribblings. She knew he had been struggling with paranoia, delusions, and illusory enemies—but what tipped him over the edge? Voices fill her head, seemingly belonging to three ghosts who passed through the university in life, or death, and whose voices, dreams, and terrors still echo the halls. Among them is a person whose name has been buried for centuries, and another whose name mankind will never forget. Does she share Eric’s illness, or is she tapping into something else? Cady doesn’t know how or why these ghosts are contacting her, but as she is drawn deeper into their worlds, she believes they’re moving her closer to the truth about Eric, even as keeping them secret isolates her further. Will listening to these voices lead her to the one voice she craves—her brother’s—or will she follow them down a path to her own destruction?


Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune
  • Title : Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune
  • Author : Roselle Lim
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008361843
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An uplifting and magical debut about food, coming together and finding family in the most unexpected places. For fans of Jenny Colgan!


Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Conversations with Friends
  • Title : Conversations with Friends
  • Author : Sally Rooney
  • Publisher : Hogarth Press
  • ISBN Code : 0451499050
  • Pages : 309
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Limited, 2017.


The King Must Die by Mary Renault

The King Must Die
  • Title : The King Must Die
  • Author : Mary Renault
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1480432881
  • Pages : 338
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New York Times Bestseller: This retelling of the Greek myth of Theseus, king of Athens, is “one of the truly fine historical novels of modern times” (The New York Times). In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. What the founder-hero might have been in real life is another question, brilliantly explored in The King Must Die. Drawing on modern scholarship and archaeological findings at Knossos, Mary Renault’s Theseus is an utterly lifelike figure—a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy. The story follows Theseus’s adventures from Troizen to Eleusis, where the death in the book’s title is to take place, and from Athens to Crete, where he learns to jump bulls and is named king of the victims. Richly imbued with the spirit of its time, this is a page-turner as well as a daring act of imagination. Renault’s story of Theseus continues with the sequel The Bull from the Sea. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.


How to Get a Museum Job by Steven Miller

How to Get a Museum Job
  • Title : How to Get a Museum Job
  • Author : Steven Miller
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1538121115
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Finding a museum job is a highly competitive endeavor today. The unprecedented international growth of museums combined with a similar growth in programs to train staff for these unique institutions has vastly increased the number of qualified applicants for positions of all sorts. Finding work in museums now requires a broad understanding of how employees are sought and hired. This is especially true for those in the early stages of their careers. How to Get a Museum Job provides a detailed look at hiring in the museum job market today. It offers practical inside advice by a museum professional with nearly fifty years in the museum field - as both a seeker and provider of employment. Designed for those just entering or new to the museum field, those seeking to switch jobs or move up the ladder will also find valuable tips


A Perfect Mother by Katri Skala

A Perfect Mother
  • Title : A Perfect Mother
  • Author : Katri Skala
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780995647879
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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During a visit to Trieste in Northern Italy to research his long lost great-grandfather, Jacob meets Charlotte and Jane, and the three are forced to confront their individual and shared histories. Their sense of themselves is challenged and they must piece together a future none of them saw coming. A Perfect Mother asks big questions: What do we inherit from the broken histories of our parents and our grandparents and how does this shape our own sense of identity? Can we ever escape the past? Are stories, the ones we are told and the ones we tell, integral to how we know each other and how we love? What does it mean to be a good parent, let alone the perfect mother?


Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora

Fragile Remedy
  • Title : Fragile Remedy
  • Author : Maria Ingrande Mora
  • Publisher : Flux
  • ISBN Code : 9781635830569
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The only way sixteen-year-old Nate, a Genetically Engineered Metatissue, can get life-saving medication is to work for a shadowy terrorist organization, which would mean leaving the boy he loves.


The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

The Dreamers
  • Title : The Dreamers
  • Author : Karen Thompson Walker
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0812994175
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • An ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep in this mesmerizing novel from the bestselling author of The Age of Miracles. “Stunning.”—Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven • “A startling, beautiful portrait of a community in peril.”—Entertainment Weekly One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. When a second girl falls asleep, and then a third, Mei finds herself thrust together with an eccentric classmate as panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. A young couple tries to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. Two sisters turn to each other for comfort as their survivalist father prepares for disaster. Those affected by the illness, doctors discover, are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, higher than has ever been recorded before. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what? Written in luminous prose, The Dreamers is a breathtaking and beautiful novel, startling and provocative, about the possibilities contained within a human life—if only we are awakened to them. Praise for The Dreamers “Walker’s roving fictive eye by turns probes characters’ innermost feelings and zooms out to coolly parse topics like reality versus delusion. . . . [It has] the perfect ambiguous frame for a tense and layered plot.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[Walker’s] gripping, provocative novel should come with a warning: may cause insomnia.”—People (Book of the Week) “Powerful and moving . . . written with symphonic sweep.”—The New York Times Book Review “2019’s first must-read novel . . . Alternately terrifying and moving . . . The Dreamers is overflowing with humanity.”—Jezebel “This is an exquisite work of intimacy. Walker’s sentences are smooth, emotionally arresting—of a true, ethereal beauty. . . . This book achieves [a] dazzling, aching humanity.”—Entertainment Weekly


Deaccessioning Today by Steven Miller

Deaccessioning Today
  • Title : Deaccessioning Today
  • Author : Steven Miller
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781538112625
  • Pages : 117
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Deaccessioning Today: Theory and Practice is a comprehensive international overview of deaccessioning. Author Steven Miller covers reasons for removing items from collections, looks at how and why deaccessioning occurs in museums around the world, and discusses recommended disposition procedures. Collections make museums unique. Getting and keeping physical evidence of the human and natural world, and doing so for the long term, is not done by any other organizations, entities, agencies, etc. This characteristic is essential to accept and understand regardless of a museum's operations. It is especially important when considering what to subtract from collections. Features include: -In-depth coverage of reasons for deaccessioning including ownership disputes, untenable conservation, redundancy, fakes and forgeries, source of income, safety reasons; -Processes for both museum-initiated and externally-initiated deaccessions; -Disposition options including sale, gift, exchange, demotion, destruction, and return; -Controversies surrounding deaccessions; Deaccessioning Today is for museum professionals, those who are responsible for museums (such as trustees, volunteers, elected officials, and donors), as well as the general public with an interest in how museums operate and why.


Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan

Shackleton's Stowaway
  • Title : Shackleton's Stowaway
  • Author : Victoria McKernan
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • ISBN Code : 9780307545664
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck to watch the city fade away. All but one. Eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow hid below in a locker. But the thrill of stowing away with the legendary explorer would soon turn to fear. Within months, the Endurance, trapped and crushed by ice, sank. And even Perce, the youngest member of the stranded crew, knew there was no hope of rescue. If the men were to survive in the most hostile place on earth, they would have to do it on their own. Victoria McKernan deftly weaves the hard-to-fathom facts of this famous voyage into an epic, edge-of-your-seat survival novel. From the Hardcover edition.


Rescuing Penny Jane by Amy Sutherland

Rescuing Penny Jane
  • Title : Rescuing Penny Jane
  • Author : Amy Sutherland
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062377264
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What shelter dogs need is obvious—a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer work and beyond. The result is an unforgettable and inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them. Rescuing Penny Jane introduces readers to dogs like Alfred, a loony, gorilla-sized Goldendoodle, intent on jumping on absolutely everyone at the shelter; Rugby, the crippled pit bull—mix puppy who was found abandoned on a roadside; and Brody, an overly exuberant and misunderstood German shepherd mix. Then there are the author’s own adopted dogs: Penny Jane, the terribly skittish stray from a Maine farm who repeatedly pushes Amy’s patience to its limits; and Walter Joe, who acts like a rabid dog in the shelter only to become a marshmallow in his new home. She also delves into the history of rescue dogs, like Sido, the sheltie mix who inspired the no-kill movement; Sadie, the Civil War dog who braved Gettysburg; and Bummer and Lazarus, San Francisco’s famous nineteenth-century stray dogs. Through conversations with leading shelter directors, researchers, trainers, adoption counselors, and caretakers across the country, Sutherland offers a nuanced, fully informed picture of the rescue world, along with its challenges, champions, and triumphs. Rich, moving, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Rescuing Penny Jane ultimately explores what it is to be a Canis lupus familiaris and what it is to be a Homo sapien.


The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
  • Title : The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
  • Author : Sue Monk Kidd
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 006199796X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A masterpiece of women’s wisdom."—Christiane Northrup, M.D. "The journey to capture her feminine soul and live authentically . . . makes a fascinating, well-researched and well-written story."—Publishers Weekly In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of its publication, a newly reissued edition of the bestselling author’s classic work of feminine spiritual discovery, with a new introduction by the author. "I was amazed to find that I had no idea how to unfold my spiritual life in a feminine way. I was surprised, and, in fact, a little terrified, when I found myself in the middle of a feminist spiritual reawakening."—Sue Monk Kidd For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women—one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women’s experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life—her marriage, her career, and her religion.


Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace

Sons of Achilles
  • Title : Sons of Achilles
  • Author : Nabila Lovelace
  • Publisher : Yesyes Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781936919512
  • Pages : 80
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Poetry. SONS OF ACHILLES questions what it means to be in and of a linage of violence. In this collection, Nabila Lovelace attempts to examine the liminal space between violence and intimacy. From the mythical characters that depict and pass down a progeny of violence through their canonization, to the witnessing of violence, Lovelace interrogates the ways violence enters and inhabits a life.


Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis

Axiom's End
  • Title : Axiom's End
  • Author : Lindsay Ellis
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • ISBN Code : 9781250798138
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The alternate history first contact adventure Axiom's End is an extraordinary debut from Hugo finalist and video essayist Lindsay Ellis. Truth is a human right. It’s fall 2007. A well-timed leak has revealed that the US government might have engaged in first contact. Cora Sabino is doing everything she can to avoid the whole mess, since the force driving the controversy is her whistleblower father. Even though Cora hasn’t spoken to him in years, his celebrity has caught the attention of the press, the Internet, the paparazzi, and the government—and with him in hiding, that attention is on her. She neither knows nor cares whether her father’s leaks are a hoax, and wants nothing to do with him—until she learns just how deeply entrenched her family is in the cover-up, and that an extraterrestrial presence has been on Earth for decades. Realizing the extent to which both she and the public have been lied to, she sets out to gather as much information as she can, and finds that the best way for her to uncover the truth is not as a whistleblower, but as an intermediary. The alien presence has been completely uncommunicative until she convinces one of them that she can act as their interpreter, becoming the first and only human vessel of communication. Their otherworldly connection will change everything she thought she knew about being human—and could unleash a force more sinister than she ever imagined.