By Ann Thwaite
By Ann Thwaite
By Danielle Trussoni
The seriously acclaimed, bestselling writer of Falling throughout the Earth and Angelology returns with this much-anticipated memoir of affection and transformation in France. The Fortress is Peter Mayle meets Eat, Pray, Love, a gorgeously written account of 1 woman’s trip to the opposite facet of the romantic fairytale.
"If I were one other girl, i would were skeptical. yet I wasn’t one other girl. i used to be a lady able to be swept away. i used to be a lady prepared for her tale to start. As a author, tale used to be all that mattered. emerging motion, dramatic problem, heroes and villains and darkish plots. i assumed i used to be the writer of my existence, that I managed the narration."
From their first kiss, twenty-seven-year-old author Danielle Trussoni is spellbound by way of a novelist from Bulgaria. the 2 proportion a love of jazz and books and shuttle, passions that accentuate their whirlwind romance.
Eight years later, hopeful to resume their marriage, Danielle and her husband move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village within the Languedoc. it really is right here, in a haunted stone castle equipped via the Knights Templar, that she involves comprehend the darkish, subterranean forces which were following her all alongside.
While Danielle and her husband ultimately half, Danielle's time within the fort brings useful knowledge approximately existence and love that she couldn't have realized in a different way. finally, she unearths the power to beat her illusions, and begin again.
An incisive examine romantic love, The Fortress is one woman’s struggle to appreciate the complexities of her personal middle, advised via the best writers of her generation.
By A. M. Homes
The acclaimed author A. M. houses used to be given up for adoption ahead of she used to be born. Her organic mom was once a twenty-two-year-old unmarried girl who used to be having an affair with a far older married guy with a kin of his personal. The Mistress's Daughter is the ruthlessly sincere account of what occurred whilst, thirty years later, her start mom and dad got here trying to find her. houses relates how they at first made touch and what occurred afterwards, and digs in the course of the family members historical past of either units of her mom and dad in a twenty-first-century digital look for self. bold, heartbreaking, and startlingly humorous, Homes's memoir is a courageous and profoundly relocating attention of identification and family.
"A compelling, devastating, and furiously reliable booklet written with an honesty few people may risk." —Zadie Smith
"I fell in love with it from the 1st web page and skim compulsively to the end." —Amy Tan
By Anaïs Nin
By Diane Johnson
By Flannery O'Connor
Winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle particular Award
"I have come to imagine that the genuine likeness of Flannery O'Connor could be painted through herself, a self-portrait in phrases, to be present in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her personal phrases: calm, gradual, humorous, courteous, either modest and intensely definite of herself, severe, sharply penetrating, religious yet by no means pietistic, downright, sometimes fierce, and sincere in a manner that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction
In 1844 his “Monte Cristo” seemed, and excited extra common curiosity than any romance seeing that “Robinson Crusoe” and “Waverly.” the intense colour, the never-flagging spirit, the never-ending surprises, and the normal air that he casts over the main extravagant occasions make a really outstanding e-book, soaking up in curiosity yet dangerous in tone, intriguing that extreme feverish situation that leaves the reader morally disappointed, and nervously undone. “The 3 Musketeers” undefined. either one of those books got here out bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy within the newspapers. It used to be the triumphs completed from those books that made him reckless within the construction of others by means of collaboration. Maquet, his most respected assistant, claimed that the best a part of the credits was once due him, yet afterwards while he attempted his powers by myself the allure was once lacking.
By Nancy Peacock
For the twice-published novelist, studying a piece of writing approximately herself within the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: cleansing girl Is an Acclaimed Author"—was greater than a surprise. It was once an inspiration.
In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was once chosen by means of the New York Times as a remarkable booklet of the 12 months, explores with heat, wit, and candor what it capability to be a author. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, regardless of how they make a residing, Peacock's ebook presents worthwhile insights and suggestion on motivation, craft, and feedback whereas delivering hilarious anecdotes concerning the homes she cleans.
By Malcolm Jones
For Malcolm Jones, his mom and dad’ disintegrating marriage used to be on the heart of lifestyles in North Carolina within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s. His father, fascinating yet careless, was once frequently under the influence of alcohol and clear of domestic; his mom, a schoolteacher and pale Southern belle, clung to the previous and hungered for respectability. In Little Boy Lost, Jones—one of our so much favourite cultural observers—recalls a adolescence during which this dating performed out opposed to the bigger cracks of society: the convulsions of desegregation and a well-liked tradition that threatens the church-centered lifetime of his kin. He richly inspires a time and position with infrequent intensity and candor, giving us the elemental tales of a life—where he comes from, who he used to be, who he has become.
From the alternate Paperback edition.