Northern LightsBroadway Books #ad - Northern Lights #ad - As the two brothers struggle against an unexpected blizzard in Minnesota's remote north woods, what they discover about themselves and each other will change both of them for ever. A classic from the new york times bestselling author of the things they carriedoriginally published in 1975, tim o'brien's debut novel demonstrates the emotional complexity and enthralling narrative tension that later earned him the National Book Award.
At its core is the relationship between two brothers: one who went to Vietnam and one who stayed at home.
Going After CacciatoBroadway Books #ad - Winner of the 1979 national book award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris.
Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all. Now with extra libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel.
Going After Cacciato #ad - A classic from the new york times bestselling author of the things they carried"to call going after cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales. So wrote the new york times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam.
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me HomeBroadway Books #ad - A classic from the new york times bestselling author of The Things They Carried "One of the best, most disturbing, and most powerful books about the shame that was / is Vietnam. Minneapolis star and tribunebefore writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam.
If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home #ad - The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre.
Now with extra libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content.
Some Girls: A PlayFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - This edition includes a deleted scene. Some girls is the latest work from Neil Labute, American theater's great agent provocateur. In grand labute fashion, this by turns outrageously funny and deadly serious portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself.
Some Girls: A Play #ad - And so begins a single man's odyssey through four hotel rooms as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman that he's already broken up with. Your career as a writer is blossoming, if you're a man, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side—so what is your natural reaction? Well, it's probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends.
July, July: A NovelMariner Books #ad - The three decades since graduation have brought marriage and divorce, children and careers, hopes deferred and replaced. A symphony of American life. All things considered, NPR . From a national book award winner who’s been called “the best american writer of his generation” San Francisco Examiner, and now reunite for a summer weekend of dancing, July, drinking, July tells the story of ten old friends who attended Darton Hall College together back in 1969, flirting, reminiscing—and regretting.
A “perceptive, affectionate, and often very funny” novel about old college friends at a thirty-year reunion, by the author of The Things They Carried Boston Herald. This witty, a new york times notable book, heart-rending novel about men and women who came into adulthood at a moment when American ideals and innocence began to fade, is “deeply satisfying” O, the Oprah Magazine and “almost impossible to put down” Austin American-Statesman.
The Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain's Short StoriesSignet #ad - This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly imaginative fable “Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven. Compiled by pulitzer prize–winning Twain scholar and biographer, Justin Kaplan, this collection represents some of Mark Twain’s wittiest and most insightful writing.
. For nearly two decades before mark twain published his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he was refining his craft and winning tremendous popularity with his short stories and sketches.
Dad's Maybe BookHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Maybe some scattered glimpses of their rapidly aging father, a man they might never really know. For the next fifteen years, as if they were adults, the author talked to his sons on paper, imagining what they might want to hear from a father who was no longer among the living. The result is dad’s maybe book, a funny, wise, tender, and enduring literary achievement that will squeeze the reader’s heart with joy and recognition.
Best-selling author tim o’brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, humor, and the challenges, lessons learned in wartime, and rewards of raising two sons. We are all writing our maybe books full of maybe tomorrows, and each maybe tomorrow brings another maybe tomorrow, and then another, until the last line of the last page receives its period.
Dad's Maybe Book #ad - In 2003, national book award–winning novelist tim o’brien resolved to give his young sons what he wished his own father had given to him—a few scraps of paper signed “Love, already an older father, Dad. Maybe a word of advice. Maybe a sentence or two about some long-ago Christmas Eve. O’brien traverses the great variety of human experience and emotion, from alcoholism to magic shows to history lessons to bittersweet bedtime stories, moving from soccer games to warfare to risqué lullabies, but always returning to a father’s soul-saving love for his sons.
The Things They CarriedMariner Books #ad - A classic work of american literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, imagination, memory, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The things they carried depicts the men of alpha company: jimmy cross, rat kiley, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, Henry Dobbins, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three.
Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The things they carried won france's prestigious prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Ethan Frome AmazonClassics EditionAmazonClassics #ad - When zeena’s cousin mattie arrives to help with the farm, the ethereal, gentle-natured beauty brings a light and a fugitive affection into Ethan’s life. Yet for ethan and mattie, daring to be happy—and together—will have its consequences. Exploring the costs of living life according to social mores, Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome is a masterwork of doomed love.
Amazonclassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. His duties are to his wife, Zeena—an ungrateful, soul-sick hypochondriac as frigid as the New England winter. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.
Ethan Frome AmazonClassics Edition #ad - Revised edition: previously published as Ethan Frome, this edition of Ethan Frome AmazonClassics Edition includes editorial revisions. In the dead gray cold of Starkfield, Massachusetts, farmer Ethan Frome is struggling to scrape out a living.
Tomcat in LoveBroadway Books #ad - Thomas chippering, is a man torn between two obsessions: the desperate need to win back his former wife, the faithless Lorna Sue, a 6'6" professor of linguistics, and a craving to test his erotic charms on every woman he meets. But there are complications, with whom she has an all-too-close relationship, including Lorna Sue's brother, and the considerable charms of Chippering's new love, Herbie, the attractive, and of course already married, Mrs.
By turns hilarious, outrageous, romantic, and deeply moving, this is one of the most talked about novels in years: a novel for this and every age. A classic from the new york times bestselling author of the things they carriedin this wildly funny, brilliantly inventive novel, Tim O'Brien has created the ultimate character for our times.
Tomcat in Love #ad - Robert kooshof, who may at last satisfy Chippering's longing for intimacy. In tomcat in love, tim O'Brien takes on the battle of the sexes with astonishing results.