A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2001-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781417632244
ISBN 13: 1417632240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Review:

The moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2008-04-03
ISBN 10: 9781435236691
ISBN 13: 1435236696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Review:

The author chronicles his life after the deaths of his parents, when he was responsible for the care and upbringing of his eight-year-old brother, and offers a new appendix clarifying, amending, and expanding the original work.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780329809263
ISBN 13: 0329809261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Review:

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780375725784
ISBN 13: 0375725784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Review:

The author chronicles his life after the deaths of his parents, when he was responsible for the care and upbringing of his eight-year-old brother, and offers a new appendix clarifying, amending, and expanding the original work.

You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN 10: 0307366421
ISBN 13: 9780307366429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Shall Know Our Velocity Book Review:

In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

What Is the What

What Is the What
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 0307371379
ISBN 13: 9780307371379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is the What Book Review:

What Is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)–the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins. Based closely on true experiences, What Is the What is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph.

How We Are Hungry

How We Are Hungry
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307426300
ISBN 13: 9780307426307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Are Hungry Book Review:

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.” —San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books—demonstrates his mastery of the short story. "Another" "What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Him in the Dust" "The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water" "On Wanting to Have Three Walls Up Before She Gets Home" "Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance" "She Waits, Seething, Blooming" "Quiet" "Your Mother and I" "Naveed" "Notes for a Story of a Man Who Will Not Die Alone" "About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her" "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly" "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned"

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 034580760X
ISBN 13: 9780345807601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hologram for the King Book Review:

A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the decline of American industry from one of the most important, socially-aware novelists of our time. In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment--and a moving story of how we got here.

The Parade

The Parade
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 0735277532
ISBN 13: 9780735277533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parade Book Review:

From a beloved author, a spare, powerful story of two men, Western contractors sent to work far from home, tasked with paving a road to the capital in a dangerous and largely lawless country. Four and Five are partners, working for the same company, sent without passports to a nation recovering from ten years of civil war. Together, operating under pseudonyms and anonymous to potential kidnappers, they are given a new machine, the RS-90, and tasked with building a highway that connects the country's far-flung villages with the capital. Four, nicknamed "The Clock," is one of the highway's most experienced operators, never falling short of his assigned schedule. He drives the RS-90, stopping only to sleep and eat the food provided by the company. But Five is an agent of chaos: speeding ahead on his vehicle, chatting and joking with locals, eating at nearby bars and roadside food stands, he threatens the schedule, breaks protocol, and endangers the work that they must complete in time for a planned government parade. His every action draws Four's ire, but when illness, corruption, and theft compromise their high-stakes mission, Four and Five discover danger far greater than anything they could pose to one another.

The Lifters

The Lifters
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1524764191
ISBN 13: 9781524764197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lifters Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Gran and his new friend, Catalina, journey underground to defeat a strange force that threatens their town, Carousel.

Ungrateful Mammals

Ungrateful Mammals
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 1683350243
ISBN 13: 9781683350248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ungrateful Mammals Book Review:

Eggers is one of the most notable writers of his generation, recognized for such bestselling and critically acclaimed books as A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Circle. Before he embarked on his writing career, Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spent many years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer before turning to writing full-time. More recently, in order to raise money for ScholarMatch, his college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art, and the results have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country. Usually involving the pairing of an animal with humorous or biblical text, the results are wry, oddly anthropomorphic tableaus that create a very entertaining and eccentric body of work from one of today’s leading culture makers.

Heroes of the Frontier

Heroes of the Frontier
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 0735272468
ISBN 13: 9780735272460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heroes of the Frontier Book Review:

A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Running with Scissors

Running with Scissors
Author: Augusten Burroughs
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781429902526
ISBN 13: 1429902523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running with Scissors Book Review:

Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder, a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living in a dilapidated Victorian in perfect squalor. The doctor's bizarre family, a few patients, and a pedophile living in the backyard shed completed the tableau. Here, there were no rules, there was no school. The Christmas tree stayed up until summer, and Valium was eaten like Pez. And when things got dull, there was always the vintage electroshock therapy machine under the stairs.... Running with Scissors is at turns foul and harrowing, compelling and maniacally funny. But above all, it chronicles an ordinary boy's survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

The Circle

The Circle
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 0345808606
ISBN 13: 9780345808608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Circle Book Review:

LONGLISTED 2015 – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, bestselling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 0735274509
ISBN 13: 9780735274501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Monk of Mokha Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him negotiating with dueling political factions and twice kidnapped at gunpoint. With no other options, he hires a skiff to take him, and his coffee samples, across the Red Sea. A heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a US citizen--following the most American of dreams.

We Became Jaguars

We Became Jaguars
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1452184186
ISBN 13: 9781452184180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Became Jaguars Book Review:

Revel in the breathtaking fantasticality of We Became Jaguars—a picture book from bestselling author Dave Eggers. When Grandma comes to visit and a young boy's parents leave, the rules of the house—and the world—change: grandson and grandmother transform into jaguars! Readers follow their journey into the undiscovered world of nature, experience true freedom, and lose themselves in an exhilarating adventure. After a day of playing, running, and climbing through sumptuous landscapes, the ending will leave you wondering what's real and what's imagined. • A captivating, unusual story about a child and his grandmother • Full of lush illustrations of the natural world • Celebrates the power of love and storytelling Breathtaking and bold, We Became Jaguars is sure to give readers beautiful dreams. • Children's books for kids age 5–8 • Perfect for fans of Dave Eggers • Great for environmentally conscious families

Happiness A Memoir

Happiness  A Memoir
Author: Heather Harpham
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 125013157X
ISBN 13: 9781250131577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness A Memoir Book Review:

Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s April 2018 book pick A shirt-grabbing, page-turning love story that follows a one-of-a-kind family through twists of fate that require nearly unimaginable choices. Happiness begins with a charming courtship between hopelessly attracted opposites: Heather, a world-roaming California girl, and Brian, an intellectual, homebody writer, kind and slyly funny, but loath to leave his Upper West Side studio. Their magical interlude ends, full stop, when Heather becomes pregnant—Brian is sure he loves her, only he doesn't want kids. Heather returns to California to deliver their daughter alone, buoyed by family and friends. Mere hours after Gracie's arrival, Heather's bliss is interrupted when a nurse wakes her, "Get dressed, your baby is in trouble." This is not how Heather had imagined new motherhood – alone, heartsick, an unexpectedly solo caretaker of a baby who smelled "like sliced apples and salted pretzels" but might be perilously ill. Brian reappears as Gracie's condition grows dire; together Heather and Brian have to decide what they are willing to risk to ensure their girl sees adulthood. The grace and humor that ripple through Harpham's writing transform the dross of heartbreak and parental fears into a clear-eyed, warm-hearted view of the world. Profoundly moving and subtly written, Happiness radiates in many directions--new, romantic love; gratitude for a beautiful, inscrutable world; deep, abiding friendship; the passion a parent has for a child; and the many unlikely ways to build a family. Ultimately it's a story about love and happiness, in their many crooked configurations.

Conversations with Dave Eggers

Conversations with Dave Eggers
Author: Scott F. Parker
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2022-01-17
ISBN 10: 1496837878
ISBN 13: 9781496837875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Dave Eggers Book Review:

It’s been barely twenty years since Dave Eggers (b. 1970) burst onto the American literary scene with the publication of his memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. In that time, he has gone on to publish several books of fiction, a few more books of nonfiction, a dozen books for children, and many harder-to-classify works. In addition to his authorship, Eggers has established himself as an influential publisher, editor, and designer. He has also founded a publishing company, McSweeney’s; two magazines, Might and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern; and several nonprofit organizations. This whirlwind of productivity, within publishing and beyond, gives Eggers a unique standing among American writers: jack of all trades, master of same. The interviews contained in Conversations with Dave Eggers suggest the range of Eggers’s pursuits—a range that is reflected in the variety of the interviews themselves. In addition to the expected interviews with major publications, Eggers engages here with obscure magazines and blogs, trade publications, international publications, student publications, and children from a mentoring program run by one of his nonprofits. To read the interviews in sequence is to witness Eggers’s rapid evolution. The cultural hysteria around Eggers’s memoir and his complicated relationship with celebrity are clear in many of the earlier interviews. From there, as the buzz around him mellows, Eggers responds in kind, allowing writing and his other endeavors to come to the fore of his conversations. Together, these interviews provide valuable insight into a driving force in contemporary American literature.

The Captain and the Glory

The Captain and the Glory
Author: Dave Eggers
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN 10: 0525659099
ISBN 13: 9780525659099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Captain and the Glory Book Review:

A savage satire of the United States in the throes of insanity, this blisteringly funny novel tells the story of a noble ship, the Glory, and the loud, clownish, and foul Captain who steers it to the brink of disaster. When the decorated Captain of a great ship descends the gangplank for the final time, a new leader, a man with a yellow feather in his hair, vows to step forward. Though he has no experience, no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law, and though he has often remarked he doesn't much like boats, he solemnly swears to shake things up. Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain thrills his passengers, writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria wipe-away board, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing overboard anyone who displeases him. Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looked without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . . Absurd, hilarious, and all too recognizable, The Captain and the Glory is a wicked farce of contemporary America only Dave Eggers could dream up.

What Just Happened

What Just Happened
Author: Charles Finch
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0593319079
ISBN 13: 9780593319079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Just Happened Book Review:

"A writer and literary critic's diary of the year 2020, beginning with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and spanning the protests for racial justice and the chaos of the U.S. presidential election"--