Station Eleven

Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 1443434884
ISBN 13: 9781443434881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Station Eleven Book Review:

National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine Day One The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet." Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10: 1447269004
ISBN 13: 9781447269007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Station Eleven Book Review:

'Best novel. The big one . . . stands above all the others . . . beautifully written, and wonderfully elegiac, a book that I will long remember, and return to.' – George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones. The New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award Longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction National Book Awards Finalist PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a bold vision of a dystopian future, frighteningly real, perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. What was lost in the collapse: almost everything, almost everyone, but there is still such beauty. One snowy night in Toronto famous actor Arthur Leander dies on stage whilst performing the role of a lifetime. That same evening a deadly virus touches down in North America. The world will never be the same again. Twenty years later Kirsten, an actress in the Travelling Symphony, performs Shakespeare in the settlements that have grown up since the collapse. But then her newly hopeful world is threatened. If civilization was lost, what would you preserve? And how far would you go to protect it?

Station Eleven

Station Eleven
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 0385353316
ISBN 13: 9780385353311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Station Eleven Book Review:

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. A National Book Award Finalist A PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band’s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed. Look for Emily St. John Mandel's new novel, The Glass Hotel, available now.

The Singer s Gun

The Singer s Gun
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN 10: 1936071886
ISBN 13: 9781936071883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singer s Gun Book Review:

Everyone Anton Walker grew up with is corrupt. His parents dealt in stolen goods, and he was a successful purveyor of forged documents until he abandoned it all in his early twenties, determined to live a normal life, complete with career, apartment, and a fiancée who knows nothing of his criminal beginnings. He’s on the verge of finally getting married when Aria—his cousin and former partner in crime—blackmails him into helping her with one last job. Anton considers the task a small price for future freedom. But as he sets off for an Italian honeymoon, it soon becomes clear that the ghosts of his past can't be left behind so easily, and that the task Aria requires will cost him more than he could ever imagine.

The Lola Quartet

The Lola Quartet
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: McArthur & Co
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1770872000
ISBN 13: 9781770872004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lola Quartet Book Review:

The Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 1443455741
ISBN 13: 9781443455749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Hotel Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE #1 national bestseller New York Times bestseller From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later, Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

Last Night in Montreal

Last Night in Montreal
Author: Emily St. John Mandel
Publsiher: Unbridled Books
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1932961682
ISBN 13: 9781932961683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Night in Montreal Book Review:

Eli searches for his ex-lover Lilia after she disappears one morning from his Brooklyn apartment, but he discovers surprises about her childhood after going to Montreal on a tip from a source who says that Lilia may be there.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0544034600
ISBN 13: 9780544034600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Mystery Stories 2013 Book Review:

A collection of top-selected mystery writing from the past year is culled from a variety of respected sources and offers insight into evolving genre trends.

The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars
Author: Peter Heller
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307950476
ISBN 13: 9780307950475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dog Stars Book Review:

Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors. A first novel by the author of The Whale Warriors. Reprint.

In the Quick

In the Quick
Author: Kate Hope Day
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0525511253
ISBN 13: 9780525511250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Quick Book Review:

"n the Quick is the story of June, a brilliant but difficult girl, unloved by her adoptive family, with a gift for mechanical invention, who leaves home to begin a grueling astronaut training program. Six years later, she has gained a coveted post as an engineer on a space station, but is haunted by the mystery of Inquiry, a revolutionary spacecraft powered by her beloved late uncle's fuel cells. The spacecraft went missing when June was twelve years old, and while the rest of the world has forgotten them, June alone has evidence that makes her believe the crew is still alive. She seeks out James, her uncle's former protégée, also brilliant, also difficult, who has been trying to discover why Inquiry's fuel cells failed. James and June forge an intense intellectual bond that becomes an electric attraction. But the love that develops between them as they work to solve the fuel cell's fatal flaw threatens to destroy everything they've worked so hard to create--and any chance of bringing the Inquiry crew home alive. Equal parts gripping narrative of scientific discovery and charged love story, In the Quick is an exploration of the strength--and limits--of human ability in the face of hardship, and the costs of human ingenuity. Its beating heart is its two central characters, June and James, whose love for each other is eclipsed only by their drive to conquer the challenges of space travel"--

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel Summary Analysis

Station Eleven  by Emily St  John Mandel   Summary   Analysis
Author: Elite Summaries
Publsiher: Elite Summaries
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1535364947
ISBN 13: 9781535364942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel Summary Analysis Book Review:

A radiant book. Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel Station Eleven is a phenomenon-riveting novel about the survival of human culture after apocalypse hits on civilization and wiped majority of the population. Published in 2014, the novel won Arthur C. Clarke Award, Toronto Book Award literature awards in 2015. Book was nominated for National Book award as well as PEN/Faulkner Award. The book’s film adaption is under development. Station Eleven beautifully highlights the contrast between current life and life before a fictional deadly flu collapsed the world. If you are Ayn Rand’s fan, then it is very likely that upon completion of this book, Emily would also be among your favorite authors. You would love the part of the book, where survivals rush out to listen to Beethoven and emotions flood out in the form of tears. This kind of instances stirs string in you to think what truly makes us alive. Decisions and choices one makes today eventually becomes one’s character and later defines civilizations and humanity. Unlike so many survivalist stories, the novel Station Eleven is not just about how people managing in the adverse situation, it is beyond just survival. Although can be classified as sci-fi, the novel has a philosophy humanitarian touch. Well written, critically acclaimed and Mandel’s modest yet powerful style of writing makes this book a must-read for everyone. Buy a copy today itself to understand humanity, to revere human relations and gratify the life we all are blessed today.

Made for Love

Made for Love
Author: Alissa Nutting
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 0062280570
ISBN 13: 9780062280572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Made for Love Book Review:

Soon to be an HBO Max series starring Ray Romano and Cristin Milioti From one of our most exciting and provocative young writers, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go to escape it. Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane—his extremely lifelike sex doll—as her roommates. Life with Hazel’s father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker. She’s just run out on her marriage to Byron Gogol, CEO and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. For over a decade, Hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human “mind-meld,” Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. The world she escapes into is a far cry from the dry and clinical bubble she’s been living in, a world populated with a whole host of deviant oddballs. As Hazel tries to carve out a new life for herself in this uncharted territory, Byron is using the most sophisticated tools at his disposal to find her and bring her home. His threats become more and more sinister, and Hazel is forced to take drastic measures in order to find a home of her own and free herself from Byron’s virtual clutches once and for all. Perceptive and compulsively readable, Made for Love is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family.

Asylum

Asylum
Author: Jill Bialosky
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 052565710X
ISBN 13: 9780525657101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asylum Book Review:

**Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award** This book-length sequence by the critically acclaimed poet is a seeker's story, revealing personal and historical traumas and how we search for understanding and meaning in their wake. In Asylum, poet Jill Bialosky embarks on a Virgilian journey, building a narrative sequence from 103 elegant poems and prose sections that cohere in their intensity and their need to explore darkness and sustenance both. Taken together, these piercing pieces--about her nascent calling as a writer; her sister's suicide and its still unfolding aftermath; the horror unleashed by World War II; the life cycle of the monarch butterfly; and the woods where she seeks asylum--form a moving story, powerfully braiding despair, survival, and hope. Bialosky considers the oppositions that govern us: our reason and unreason, our need to preserve and destruct. "What are words when they meet the action of what they attempt to modify?" she asks, exploring the possible salve of language in the face of pain and grief. What Asylum delivers is a form of hard-won grace and an awareness of the cost of extreme violence, inexplicable loss, and the miraculous cycles of life, in work that carries Bialosky's art to a new level of urgency and achievement.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Review:

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. It is considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and it is likely Hurston's best known work.

Wool

Wool
Author: Hugh Howey
Publsiher: John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0358447836
ISBN 13: 9780358447832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wool Book Review:

The first book in the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling trilogy, Wool is the story of a community living in an underground silo completely unaware of the fate of the outside world. When the silo's sheriff asks to leave the silo, a series of events unravels the very fabric of their fragile lives. In a world where all commodities are precious and running out, truth and hope may be the most rare...and the most needed.

Severance

Severance
Author: Ling Ma
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 0374717117
ISBN 13: 9780374717117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Severance Book Review:

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic satire, Severance. "A stunning, audacious book with a fresh take on both office politics and what the apocalypse might bring." —Michael Schaub, NPR.org “A satirical spin on the end times-- kind of like The Office meets The Leftovers.” --Estelle Tang, Elle NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR * The New Yorker ("Books We Loved") * Elle * Marie Claire * Amazon Editors * The Paris Review (Staff Favorites) * Refinery29 * Bustle * Buzzfeed * BookPage * Bookish * Mental Floss * Chicago Review of Books * HuffPost * Electric Literature * A.V. Club * Jezebel * Vulture * Literary Hub * Flavorwire Winner of the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award * Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction * Winner of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award * Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel * A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 * An Indie Next Selection Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies cease operations. The subways screech to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-05
ISBN 10: 140882485X
ISBN 13: 9781408824856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kite Runner Book Review:

Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

California

California
Author: Edan Lepucki
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0316250821
ISBN 13: 9780316250825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

California Book Review:

The highly acclaimed, instant New York Times bestseller that "shows the moment-by-moment reality of a painful possible future, the price we may have to pay for our passionate devotion to all of the wrong things." --Sarah Stone, San Francisco Chronicle The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant. Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust. A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

The Regional Office Is Under Attack

The Regional Office Is Under Attack
Author: Manuel Gonzales
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0698139364
ISBN 13: 9780698139367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Regional Office Is Under Attack Book Review:

Read it!” —Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins "[R]ollicking good fun.” —New York Times Book Review "A tour-de-force." —Laura Miller, Slate In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization—the Regional Office—and its coterie of super-powered female assassins protects the globe from annihilation. At its helm, the mysterious Oyemi and her oracles seek out new recruits and root out evil plots. Then a prophecy suggests that someone from inside might bring about its downfall. And now, the Regional Office is under attack. Recruited by a defector from within, Rose is a young assassin leading the attack, eager to stretch into her powers and prove herself on her first mission. Defending the Regional Office is Sarah—who may or may not have a mechanical arm—fiercely devoted to the organization that took her in as a young woman in the wake of her mother’s sudden disappearance. On the day that the Regional Office is attacked, Rose’s and Sarah’s stories will overlap, their lives will collide, and the world as they know it just might end. Weaving in a brilliantly conceived mythology, fantastical magical powers, teenage crushes, and kinetic fight scenes, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! is a seismically entertaining debut novel about revenge and allegiance and love.

Migrations

Migrations
Author: Charlotte McConaghy
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 1250204011
ISBN 13: 9781250204011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migrations Book Review:

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK (Entertainment Weekly, Vogue, Vulture, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Library Journal, Maclean's, and more) "As beautiful and as wrenching as anything I've ever read...Extraordinary." —Emily St. John Mandel "I recommend Migrations with my whole heart." —Geraldine Brooks For fans of Flight Behavior and Station Eleven, a novel set on the brink of catastrophe, as a young woman chases the world’s last birds—and her own final chance for redemption. Franny Stone has always been a wanderer. By following the ocean’s tides and the birds that soar above, she can forget the losses that have haunted her life. But when the wild she loves begins to disappear, Franny can no longer wander without a destination. She arrives in remote Greenland with one purpose: to find the world’s last flock of Arctic terns and track their final migration. She convinces Ennis Malone, captain of the Saghani, to take her onboard, winning over his eccentric crew with promises that the birds will lead them to fish. As the Saghani fights its way south, Franny’s dark history begins to unspool. Battered by night terrors, accumulating a pile of unsent letters, and obsessed with pursuing the terns at any cost, Franny is full of secrets. When her quest threatens the safety of the entire crew, Franny must ask herself what she is really running toward—and running from. Propelled by a narrator as fierce and fragile as the terns she is following, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is both an ode to our threatened world and a breathtaking page-turner about the lengths we will go for the people we love.