A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book
Score: 3
From 4,015 Ratings

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0606206957

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3
From 4,015 Ratings

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 2001-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 1417632240

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 3
From 4,015 Ratings

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-04-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 1435236696

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Excerpt :

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.

What Is the What Book
Score: 4
From 91 Ratings

What Is the What


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371379

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What Is the What Excerpt :

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.

You Shall Know Our Velocity Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

You Shall Know Our Velocity


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-05-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307366429

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You Shall Know Our Velocity Excerpt :

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.

How We Are Hungry Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

How We Are Hungry


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307369062

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How We Are Hungry Excerpt :

How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical and soulful collection of stories from the acclaimed author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Ranging from a doomed Irish setter’s tales of running and jumping (“After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned”) to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship (“Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance”), and from the Egyptian desert to the asphalt of Interstate 5, these stories are Eggers at his finest. By turns devastating, clear-eyed and funn – incredibly funny – this collection is a marvel.

A Hologram for the King Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

A Hologram for the King


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938073311

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A Hologram for the King Excerpt :

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.

The Parade Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Parade


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735277533

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The Parade Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Lifters


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2019-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524764197

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The Lifters Excerpt :

Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle-grade adventure from the bestselling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and Her Right Foot. What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana? What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders? Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out. When Gran's friend, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave, and that he will have no choice but to follow her, and help her save the town (and the known world). With luck on their side, and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, they might just emerge as heroes. In The Lifters, critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire readers of any age.

Heroes of the Frontier Book
Score: 3.5
From 91 Ratings

Heroes of the Frontier


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735272460

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Heroes of the Frontier Excerpt :

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.

The Circle Book
Score: 3
From 196 Ratings

The Circle


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808608

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The Circle Excerpt :

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.

Running with Scissors Book
Score: 3
From 3,918 Ratings

Running with Scissors


  • Author : Augusten Burroughs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429902523

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Running with Scissors Excerpt :

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.

We Became Jaguars Book

We Became Jaguars


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452184180

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We Became Jaguars Excerpt :

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

The Monk of Mokha Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Monk of Mokha


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101947326

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The Monk of Mokha Excerpt :

The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating 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 is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City Book

Another Bullshit Night in Suck City


  • Author : Nick Flynn
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571265411

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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City Excerpt :

Nick Flynn met his father when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this mystery father - self-proclaimed poet (and greatest American novelist since Mark Twain), descendant of the Romanov dynasty, alcoholic, and con-man doing time for bank robbery - but there had been no contact. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (a phrase Flynn senior uses to describe his life on the streets) tells the story of the eerie trajectory that led Nick and his father into that homeless shelter, onto those streets, and finally to each other. With a raw authenticity, telling honesty and a dark but necessary humour, Nick Flynn's memoir breathes new life and vigour into the form. In passionate and playful prose Another Bullshit Night in Suck City illuminates the emotional and physical consequences of a relationship between father and son that exists, if at all, in a void.