Infused by a hard-won, edgy wisdom, Vida introduces a sensational new literary voice. In lucho, ” sabina’s familyalready foreigners in a town of blancos”is shunned by the community when a relative commits an unspeakable act of violence, but she is in turn befriended by the town bad boy who has a secret of his own; in Desaliento, ” Sabina surrounds herself with other young drifters who spend their time looking for love and then fleeing from ituntil reality catches up with one of them; and in Vida, ” the urgency of Sabina’s self-imposed exile in Miami fades when she meets an enigmatic Colombian woman with a tragic past.
Patricia engel maps landscapes both actual and interior in this stunning debut, witty, and the constant throughout is Sabinaserious, alternately cautious and reckless, open to transformation yet skeptical of its lasting power. Fresh, vida marks the debut of Patricia Engel, and fearless, accomplished, a young author of immense talent and promise.
. Vida follows a single narrator, sabina, as she navigates her shifting identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora and struggles to find her place within and beyond the net of her strong, protective, but embattled family.
Eat the Document: A Novel
An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, and sacrifice, passion, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. A national book award finalist, eat the Document is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years.
Metamorphoses Penguin Classics
Penguin Books. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Scribner. Ovid’s sensuous and witty poem, in an accessible translation by david RaeburnIn Metamophoses, Ovid brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings.
With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Perseus and Andromeda, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, and the fall of Troy.
Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic and yet playful, Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
Swamplandia! Vintage Contemporaries
Swamplandia. Penguin Books. Russell is one in a million. New york times bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist"Ms. A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book. The new york timesthirteen-year-old ava bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades.
But when illness fells ava’s mother, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, and her brilliant big brother, the park’s indomitable headliner, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. New york Times Best Seller.
As ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality. Karen Russell. Paperback. Scribner. Fiction.
This Is Not My Beautiful Life: A Memoir
Penguin Books. Scribner. Fiction. One of publishers weekly's ten most anticipated memoirs of the season and a refinery29 best book of the yearif you think it sucks to live with your parents when you’re thirty-six and nine months pregnant, just wait till the dea comes knocking with the irs in tow: WELCOME TO VICTORIA FEDDEN’S LIFE.
When a squad of federal agents burst through her parents’ front door, Victoria Fedden felt ill-prepared to meet them: She was weeks away from her due date and her T-shirt wasn’t long enough to hide her maternity undies. No one ever said motherhood would be easy, when each one is named for a stage in the lifecycle of a f*cking butterfly―she’s also forced to ask herself whether a jump-suit might actually complement her mom’s platinum-blonde extensions and fend off the cast of shady, but as she struggles to change diapers, install car seats, and find the right drop-off line at pre-school―no easy task, stranger-than-fiction characters like the recovering addict who scored a reality show when he started an escort service for women who populated her parents’ world.
A real-life arrested development that could only unfold in southern Florida, This Is Not My Beautiful Life is a hilariously funny and unexpectedly moving memoir of a just-functional family you’ll never forget. Karen Russell. As for the question of how to raise a child when you’ve just discovered that your mother and stepfather have allegedly masterminded a pump-and-dump scheme? She was pretty sure that wasn’t covered in What to Expect When You’re Expecting―and she really hoped that Bradford Cohen, the noted criminal defense attorney who famously waived his exemption on The Apprentice, would prove them innocent.
This is not my beautiful life is the story of how Victoria lost her parents to prison and nearly lost her mind. Swamplandia.
The Hour of the Star Second Edition
New york Times Best Seller. New directions Publishing Corporation. Fiction. In her last book she takes readers close to the true mystery of life and leave us deep in Lispector territory indeed. A new edition of clarice lispector’s final masterpiece, now with a vivid introduction by Colm Tóibín. Lispector employs her pathetic heroine against her urbane, empty narrator―edge of despair to edge of despair―and, working them like a pair of scissors, identity, she cuts away the reader's preconceived notions about poverty, love and the art of fiction.
. Paperback. Rodrigo recoils from her wretchedness, and yet he cannot avoid the realization that for all her outward misery, Macabéa is inwardly free/She doesn't seem to know how unhappy she should be. Penguin Books. Scribner. Karen Russell. Living in the slums of rio and eking out a poor living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Colas, but she is ugly, and her rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, underfed, sickly and unloved.
Swamplandia. Narrated by the cosmopolitan Rodrigo S. M. And haunting tale is the story of Macabéa, strange, this brief, one of life's unfortunates.
The Yearling Aladdin Classics
New york Times Best Seller. Paperback. But life in the florida backwoods is harsh, bears, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, as his family fights off wolves, and so, and even alligators, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. There has been a film and even a musical based on this moving story, a fine work of great American literature.
New directions Publishing Corporation. Scribner. Karen Russell. An american classic—and Pulitzer Prize–winning story—that shows the ultimate bond between child and pet. No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than The Yearling. Swamplandia. Aladdin. Penguin Books. Fiction. Young jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend.
Passing Penguin Classics
Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. After frequenting african american-centric gatherings together in Harlem, Clare’s interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for Irene’s black identity that she abandoned and can never embrace again, and she is forced to grapple with her decision to pass for white in a way that is both tragic and telling.
New directions Publishing Corporation. A new york times editors’ Choice Clare Kendry is living on the edge. Nella larsen's powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today. This edition features a new introduction by Emily Bernard and notes by Thadious M.
Penguin Books. Scribner. Aladdin. Clare’s childhood friend, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, Irene Redfield, and is simultaneously allured and repelled by Clare’s risky decision to engage in racial masquerade for personal and societal gain. Penguin Books.
Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: Level XII Latin Edition
You'll give students practice determining the meanings of words from their contexts. Exercises for each lesson require students to use each new word several times in different contexts, prefixes, use their knowledge of roots, and suffixes to define new words from context, answer multiple-choice questions after reading short passages, and much more.
Note from the publisher: we offer a Teacher's Edition of this book, but we don't sell it to students. Fiction. Penguin Books. Karen Russell. Swamplandia. Used book in Good Condition. Aladdin. Call us at 800-932-4593 to order. It shows students how thousands of words share common elements: roots, prefixes, and suffixes derived from Latin and Greek.
Scribner. Formerly known as vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots: Book VI. If students understand what these common elements mean, they'll be better equipped to understand unfamiliar words at first sight. Vocabulary from Latin and Greek Roots helps you give your students this advantage. Paperback.
The Last Novel
New york Times Best Seller. Swamplandia. Used book in Good Condition. Paperback. Used book in Good Condition. Aladdin. Karen Russell. In this new work, the last novel, an elderly author referred to only as Novelist” announces that since this will be his final effort, he has carte blanche to do anything he damned well pleases.
Pressed by solitude and age, novelist's preoccupations inevitably turn to the stories of other artists their genius, their lack of recognition, and their deaths. Penguin Books. Penguin Books. Scribner. Through these startling, sometimes comic, but often tragic anecdotes we unexpectedly discern the entire shape of a man's life.
New directions Publishing Corporation. In recent novels, which have been called hypnotic, ” and exhilarating, ” stunning, ” David Markson has created his own personal genre. Keeping his personal history out of the story as much as possible, writers, Novelist creates an incantatory stream of fascinating triumphs and failures from the lives of famous and not-so-famous painters, sports figures, musicians, and scientists.
As novelist moves through his last years, a minimalist self-portrait emerges, becoming an intricate masterpiece from David Markson's astonishing imagination. Fiction.
Last Tower to Heaven
Used book in Good Condition. Paperback. Used book in Good Condition. Ultimately, that struggle forces J to learn how to build a story out of love, for his love. Yid world, as, until finally, is obviously a failure, are all of J's attempts to connect to his awesome and awful legacy, seemingly, which ends up being a Lithuanian-shtetl theme park, J embarks on one last epic attempt to build the means by which to confront his dreamer.
New york Times Best Seller. Days before his thirty-third birthday, jacob paul, an ordinary New Yorker, learns that his life is the dream of a man being slowly gassed in the back of a box truck headed from the Chelmno extermination camp to a mass grave in the Polish woods. Fiction. Jewish Studies. Swamplandia.
New directions Publishing Corporation. Karen Russell. Thus begins a 500-page, 18-years-long, Quixotic, often comic, picaresque. Aladdin. Scribner. Fiction.