Still Here

  • Filename: still-here.
  • ISBN: 9781101905531
  • Release Date: 2016-08-02
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Lara Vapnyar
  • Publisher: Hogarth

A profound and dazzlingly entertaining novel from the writer Louis Menand calls "Jane Austen with a Russian soul" In her warm, absorbing and keenly observed new novel, Lara Vapnyar follows the intertwined lives of four immigrants in New York City as they grapple with love and tumult, the challenges of a new home, and the absurdities of the digital age. Vica, Vadik, Sergey and Regina met in Russia in their school days, but remained in touch and now have very different American lives. Sergey cycles through jobs as an analyst, hoping his idea for an app will finally bring him success. His wife Vica, a medical technician struggling to keep her family afloat, hungers for a better life. Sergey’s former girlfriend Regina, once a famous translator is married to a wealthy startup owner, spends her days at home grieving over a recent loss. Sergey’s best friend Vadik, a programmer ever in search of perfection, keeps trying on different women and different neighborhoods, all while pining for the one who got away. As Sergey develops his app—calling it "Virtual Grave," a program to preserve a person's online presence after death—a formidable debate begins in the group, spurring questions about the changing perception of death in the modern world and the future of our virtual selves. How do our online personas define us in our daily lives, and what will they say about us when we're gone? — New York Times Book Review, 100 Notable Books of 2016

Anna is Still Here

  • Filename: anna-is-still-here.
  • ISBN: 0395653681
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Author: Ida Vos
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Thirteen-year-old Anna, who was a "hidden child" in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II, gradually learns to deal with the realities of being a survivor.

Still Here

  • Filename: still-here.
  • ISBN: 9781101661604
  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ram Dass
  • Publisher: Penguin

More than thirty years ago, an entire generation sought a new way of life, looking for fulfillment and meaning in a way no one had before. Leaving his teaching job at Harvard, Ram Dass embodied the role of spiritual seeker, showing others how to find peace within themselves in one of the greatest spiritual classics of the twentieth century, the two-million-copy bestseller Be Here Now. As many of that generation enter the autumn of their years, the big questions of peace and of purpose have returned demanding answers. And once again, Ram Dass blazes a new trail, inviting all to join him on the next stage of the journey.

Still Here

  • Filename: still-here.
  • ISBN: 9780748112357
  • Release Date: 2009-06-04
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Linda Grant
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Alix, arrogant, middle-aged and angry comes home to the derelict port of Liverpool as her mother lies dying. Irritably resigned to living alone for the rest of her life she suddenly finds herself erotically attracted to a stranger. Joseph is an American architect who has come to the city to build a hotel. Refusing to accept that his wife has left him or the trauma of a war he once fought in, the question is whether these survivors of the battles of the Seventies are meant for each other or not. And what happened to a factory in Dresden which long ago made the perfect face cream . . . 'Perhaps her most accessible novel to date ... Grant's prose is blunt, honest, yet often beautiful and bitingly funny. Equally comfortable discussing concepts of justice and grooming routinme, the voices Grant creates are striking and authentic. Her characters are irascible, witty, fierce, and full of the contradictions and blind spots that make them wholly human. This is a compelling and satisfying novel' Rachel Seiffert, author of The Dark Room

Still Alice

  • Filename: still-alice.
  • ISBN: 9781439170045
  • Release Date: 2009-12-29
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Lisa Genova
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Lisa Genova's bestselling novel Still Alice tracks the tragic decline of a 50-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer's, and the impact on her family.

Still Here Kickin

  • Filename: still-here-kickin.
  • ISBN: 9781592994557
  • Release Date: 2009-11
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Carl Dixon
  • Publisher: First Books

Still Here Kickin' was written for all cancer patients and caregivers to hopefully help others by telling my story. My family and friends have told me that my attitude and honesty regarding my cancer should be written down and shared with others. Thus, Still Here Kickin' was born. When I was first diagnosed, I never said "Why me, Lord?" I never got mad at anyone or at God. I wasn't scared. And as I always do, I started figuring out my Plans. I came up with Plans A-G. When A doesn't work, we move to Plan B, and if that stops working - on to Plan C and so on. When facing an incurable cancer, a "positive attitude" is the #1 factor for overcoming and living with this disease. I think this book is needed to help other cancer survivors maintain that positive attitude and learn to live with their problem and maintain that happy and fulfilling life. It is OK to laugh - all is not lost. Remember - you ARE A SURVIVOR starting with the date of your diagnosis. May GOD bless you and keep you throughout YOUR "Journey."

Women of the Dawn

  • Filename: women-of-the-dawn.
  • ISBN: 080328277X
  • Release Date: 2001-09-01
  • Number of pages: 152
  • Author: Bunny McBride
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Four Wabanaki women from four centuries of tribal history recall the long, tragic history of initial European contact and subsequent disease, warfare, and displacement.

There Are Jews in My House

  • Filename: there-are-jews-in-my-house.
  • ISBN: 9780307429698
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Lara Vapnyar
  • Publisher: Anchor

There Are Jews in My House is one of the most striking debuts of recent years. Tracing the lives and aspirations of Russians living in Moscow and Brooklyn, these poignant, sad and funny stories create a luminous new literary world. In the title story, set during the Second World War, Galina, a gentile, offers refuge to a Jewish friend and her daughter, only to find herself increasingly resentful of their presence in her home. In “Mistress,” a nine-year-old boy, new to America, escorts his grandmother to her weekly doctors’ appointments to interpret her myriad complaints. At the same time, he becomes aware that his grandfather may be involved with another woman. And in “Love Lessons–Mondays, 9 A.M.” a young math teacher assigned to teach a sex education class becomes all too aware that her students are more experienced than she is. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Look Who s Back

  • Filename: look-who-s-back.
  • ISBN: 9781623653347
  • Release Date: 2015-05-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Timur Vermes
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press

"What would happen if Adolf Hitler woke up in modern-day Berlin? In a bestselling satirical novel, he'd end up a TV comedy star . . . [Look Who's Back] has unsurprisingly sparked debate in a country that has grappled for decades with Hitler's unconscionable legacy."-Time Timur Vermes' record-breaking bestseller, Look Who's Back, is a satirical novel that imagines what would happen if Hilter reawakened in present-day Germany. The book was a massive success in Germany, selling more than 1.5 million copies. Janet Maslin of The New York Times called Look Who's Back"desperately funny . . . an ingenious comedy of errors." In the novel, Adolf Hitler wakes up in 2011 from a 66-year sleep in his subterranean Berlin bunker to find the Germany he knew entirely changed: Internet-driven media spreads ideas in minutes and fumes celebrity obsession; immigration has produced multicultural neighborhoods bringing together people of varying race, ethnicity, and religion; and the most powerful person in government is a woman. Hitler is immediately recognized . . . as an impersonator of uncommon skill. The public assumes the fulminating leader of the Nazi party is a performer who is always in character, and soon his inevitable viral appeal begets YouTube stardom, begets television celebrity on a Turkish-born comedian's show. His bigoted rants are mistaken for a theatrical satire-exposing prejudice and misrepresentation-and his media success emboldens Hitler to start his own political party, and set the country he finds a shambles back to rights. With daring and dark humor, Look Who's Back skewers the absurdity and depravity of the cult of personality in modern media culture.

I m Still Here

  • Filename: i-m-still-here.
  • ISBN: 9781463483173
  • Release Date: 2005-06-01
  • Number of pages: 132
  • Author: Tracy Rae Elliott
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse

In the 1970's, a Soviet Union space probe brought back a living Venusian child. Now, the Venusians want it back. They send a deadly seeker, a tall humanoid creature, to find and retrieve the infant, but a navigational error lands the spacecraft in Montana where the seeker goes on a killing spree of both men and livestock. Mike Jenner, Idaho rancher and ex-Army Officer, is determined to destroy the seeker after finding a hired hand hideously killed and then the merciless death of his girlfriend's father. This novel takes you one step beyond the Soviet Union's actual landing of Vernera 13 on Venus and its stealthed return vehicle to what the Russians are doing today with the material they retrieved. It takes you with Mike Jenner's fight to overcome his chronic anger and express his love for Ellen Townsend; Air Force Major John Sullivan's attempt to communicate with the Venus space ship and locate and return the Venusian child, a reptilian-like being, from Russia: and Mike and Ellen's battle and annihilation of the deadly seeker.

Here I Am

  • Filename: here-i-am.
  • ISBN: 9780241966372
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The New York Times bestselling new novel about modern family lives -- from the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jacob and Julia Bloch have a problem - several problems, in fact. While they've been coaxing Jacob's grandfather into a retirement home, bracing themselves for a family reunion, and struggling to keep their eldest son from being expelled, a discovery is made that risks destroying their marriage. As domestic crises multiply in the foreground, a global disaster is looming on the horizon. The Bloch family is collapsing and so is the Middle East where a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict - and every man, woman and child must decide where they will stand. Here I Am marks an ambitious new departure for Jonathan Safran Foer, achieving extraordinary scope and emotional resonance while maintaining the trademark inventiveness and irreverence of his much-loved previous novels. Confronting the enduring question of what it means to be human, Here I Am is a great American novel for our times, a masterpiece about how we live now.

Still the One

  • Filename: still-the-one.
  • ISBN: 9781101638460
  • Release Date: 2015-04-07
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Jill Shalvis
  • Publisher: Penguin

Love is a dare in the sexy new romance by the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of the Animal Magnetism novels and the Lucky Harbor series... Darcy Stone is game for anything—except sexy Navy vet and physical therapist AJ Colten, the guy who’d rejected her when she’d needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately Darcy can’t refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers. AJ admits it—Darcy is irresistible. But he’s already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he’s not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they’d ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What’s the real thing? And where does it go from here?

The Leftovers

  • Filename: the-leftovers.
  • ISBN: 9780007453108
  • Release Date: 2012-01-05
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Tom Perrotta
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

From the author of ‘Little Children’ and now a major new TV series, ‘The Leftovers’ asks what if one day some of us simply vanished? And some were left behind?

It Can t Happen Here

  • Filename: it-can-t-happen-here.
  • ISBN: 9786050459913
  • Release Date: 2016-06-18
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Sinclair Lewis
  • Publisher:

It Can't Happen Here is a semi-satirical political novel by Sinclair Lewis published in 1935. It features newspaperman Doremus Jessup struggling against the fascist regime of President Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, who resembles Gerald B. Winrod, the Kansas evangelist whose far-right views earned him the nickname "The Jayhawk Nazi". It serves as a warning that political movements akin to Nazism can come to power in countries such as the United States when people blindly support their leaders.

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