In the Dream House Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

In the Dream House


  • Author : Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher : Strange Light
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771094514

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In the Dream House Excerpt :

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties. In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it's that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope--haunted houses, erotica, bildungsroman--in which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations about the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships. Machado's dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, Star Trek and Disney villains, fairy tales, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

In the Dream House Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

In the Dream House


  • Author : Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher : Serpent's Tale
  • Release Date : 2020-10
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1788162250

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In the Dream House Excerpt :

In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing experience with a charismatic but volatile woman, this is a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Each chapter views the relationship through a different narrative lens, as Machado holds events up to the light and examines them from distinct angles. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction, infusing all with her characteristic wit, playfulness and openness to enquiry. The result is a powerful book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

In the Dream House Book
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings

In the Dream House


  • Author : Carmen Maria Machado
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644451021

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In the Dream House Excerpt :

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming. And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships. Machado’s dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, Star Trek, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.

Dream House Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Dream House


  • Author : Marzia Bisognin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501135279

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Dream House Excerpt :

From YouTube sensation Marzia “CutiePieMarzia” Bisognin, an eerie thriller about a girl whose dream house quickly becomes a terrifying nightmare. When Amethyst stumbles upon the house of her dreams, she can’t help but be enchanted by it, even if there’s something a little…off about the place. It’s everything she’s ever wanted in a home, so when the owners, the Blooms, invite her to stay the night to avoid an impending storm, she instantly accepts. Yet when she awakes the next morning, alone, Amethyst comes face-to-face with unexpected twists and turns—like Alfred, the creepy gardener; Avery, the handsome but secretive neighbor; and a little girl who keeps appearing and vanishing within the house. As Amethyst searches for the Blooms and tries to unravel the truth, her connection to the house only grows stronger. Will she be able to break free of the house’s allure, or will its secrets keep her trapped forever?

The Dream House Book

The Dream House


  • Author : Craig Higginson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-04
  • Genre: English fiction
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 1770104895

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The Dream House Excerpt :

A farmhouse is being reproduced a dozen times, with slight variations, throughout a valley. Three small graves have been dug in the front garden, the middle one lying empty. A woman in a wheelchair sorts through boxes while her husband clambers around the old demolished buildings, wondering where the animals have gone. A young woman - called 'the barren one' behind her back - dreams of love, while an ageing headmaster contemplates the end of his life. At the entrance to the long dirt driveway, a car appears and pauses - pointed towards the house like a silver bullet, ticking with heat. So begins The Dream House, Craig Higginson's riveting and unforgettable novel set in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Written with dark wit, a stark poetic style and extraordinary tenderness, this is a story about the state of a nation and a deep meditation on memory, ageing, meaning, family, love and loss. This updated 2016 edition contains new content, with Craig Higginson exploring the background to The Dream House, his varied experiences in a farmhouse in KwaZulu-Natal and the subsequent and poignant motivations for this moving novel.

The Dream House Book

The Dream House


  • Author : Jess Ryder
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2019-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786819703

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The Dream House Excerpt :

‘One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long long time.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Just brilliant, loved every page, every twist and turn’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Sunk its claws into me from page one and didn’t let go until the end’⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Be prepared to be glued to this story!...Absolutely all the stars!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Set aside everything that you have to do… This book will grip you from the very first pages… I loved it.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ When I first set eyes on Westhill House with its breath-taking views of the sea I knew it was the perfect place for a fresh start. The place may be falling apart, but it can be fixed with some tender loving care. And as Jack and I work to repair this beautiful building, maybe we can repair our relationship too. Maybe we can make Westhill House a refuge from all the tragedies that came before. Lori has come to Westhill House for shelter too. She says it used to be a place where women went for safety. How can I turn her away, when violence waits for her outside these high walls? But the longer Lori stays, the more time Jack spends away. And the more she helps me restore the house, the more secrets start to be revealed. Like the children’s drawings under the wallpaper in the back bedroom. The hidden papers underneath the floorboards in the turret room. But why does Lori know so much about Westhill House, if she’s never been here before? What does she really need protection from? And now I’ve invited her into my dream house, is there any escape for either of us? A gripping, spine-chilling read brimming with secrets and lies. If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us or The Woman in the Window then this dark, twisting psychological thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Jess Ryder is guaranteed to have you gripped. What readers are saying about The Dream House: ‘Wow, what an amazing thrilling, chilling book that sunk its claws into me from page one and didn’t let go until t

The New Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The New Me


  • Author : Halle Butler
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525505402

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The New Me Excerpt :

"[A] definitive work of millennial literature . . . wretchedly riveting." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker “Girls + Office Space + My Year of Rest and Relaxation + anxious sweating = The New Me.” —Entertainment Weekly I'm still trying to make the dream possible: still might finish my cleaning project, still might sign up for that yoga class, still might, still might. I step into the shower and almost faint, an image of taking the day by the throat and bashing its head against the wall floating in my mind. Thirty-year-old Millie just can't pull it together. She spends her days working a thankless temp job and her nights alone in her apartment, fixating on all the ways she might change her situation--her job, her attitude, her appearance, her life. Then she watches TV until she falls asleep, and the cycle begins again. When the possibility of a full-time job offer arises, it seems to bring the better life she's envisioning within reach. But with it also comes the paralyzing realization, lurking just beneath the surface, of how hollow that vision has become. "Wretchedly riveting" (The New Yorker) and "masterfully cringe-inducing" (Chicago Tribune), The New Me is the must-read new novel by National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and Granta Best Young American novelist Halle Butler. Named a Best Book of the Decade by Vox, and a Best Book of 2019 by Vanity Fair, Vulture, Chicago Tribune, Mashable, Bustle, and NPR

Welcome to the Dreamhouse Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Welcome to the Dreamhouse


  • Author : Lynn Spigel
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 0822326965

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Welcome to the Dreamhouse Excerpt :

DIVHistorical and theoretical essays on television and media culture by a leading feminist studies scholar./div

Marco Frascari s Dream House Book

Marco Frascari s Dream House


  • Author : Marco Frascari
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317280156

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Marco Frascari s Dream House Excerpt :

This previously unpublished work is essential reading for anyone who has followed Marco Frascari’s scholarship and teachings over the last three decades. It also provides the perfect introduction for anyone new to his writings. As ever, Frascari does not offer prescriptive tools and frameworks to enact his theories of drawing and imagination; instead, he teaches how to build one’s own through individual practice. An illuminating introduction places the text in a wider context, providing the reader with a fascinating and important context and understanding to this posthumous work. Frascari's sketchbooks are reproduced faithfully in full colour to provide the reader with a remarkable insight into the design process of this influential mind.

Dream House Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Dream House


  • Author : Valerie Laken
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061853678

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Dream House Excerpt :

“The perfect haunted house story for these unnerving times.” —New York Times Dream House, the riveting debut novel from Pushcart Prize-winning author Valerie Laken, tells the story of one troubled house—the site of a domestic drama that will forever change the lives of two families. Embracing volatile issues such as race, class, and gentrification, while seamlessly mixing genres as diverse as crime fiction, suspense, and home renovation, Dream House is a “sexy, sharp-eyed, deeply haunted, [and] wonderful book.” (Charles Baxter, author of the National Book Award finalist The Feast of Love)

The Dream House Book

The Dream House


  • Author : Laura Dockrill
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1848129459

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Homesick for Another World Book
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Homesick for Another World


  • Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399562891

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Homesick for Another World Excerpt :

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time "I can’t recall the last time I laughed this hard at a book. Simultaneously, I’m shocked and scandalized. She’s brilliant, this young woman."—David Sedaris Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel. And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big m

Happy Birthday  Chelsea  Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Happy Birthday Chelsea


  • Author : Random House
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-07-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385371209

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Happy Birthday Chelsea Excerpt :

Fans are sure to have fun reading this leveled reader based on Barbie's latest Webisodes of "Barbie: Life in the Dream House." Full color.

The Dream House Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Dream House


  • Author : Rachel Hore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471127168

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The Dream House Excerpt :

From the million-copy Sunday Times bestseller comes a gripping and moving story about one woman's move to the house of her dreams. Everyone has a dream of their perfect house - in the heart of the countryside, or perhaps a stately residence in the middle of a wonderful city? For Kate Hutchinson, the move to Suffolk from the tiny, noisy London terrace she shares with her husband Simon and their two young children was almost enough to make her dreams come true. Space, peace, a measured, rural pace of life have a far greater pull for Kate than the constantly overflowing in-tray on her desk at work. Moving in with her mother-in-law must surely be only a temporary measure before the estate agent's details of the perfect house fall through the letterbox. But when Kate, out walking one evening, stumbles upon the house of her dreams, a beautiful place, full of memories, it is tantalizingly out of her reach. Its owner is the frail elderly Agnes, whose story - as it unravels - echoes so much of Kate's own. And Kate comes to realize how uncertain and unsettling even a life built on dreams can be - wherever you are, at whatever time you are living and whoever you are with. Praise for Rachel Hore's novels: ‘A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious’ JUDY FINNIGAN ‘An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets’ Telegraph ‘A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war’ Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror 'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian 'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE 'A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family' CATHY KELLY

Rabbit Hole Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Rabbit Hole


  • Author : David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458781345

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Rabbit Hole Excerpt :

A story of loss, heartbreak and forgiveness - told through daily moments and emotional hurdles - as a family moves on after the accidental death of their 4-year-old. After a critically acclaimed Broadway premier, Rabbit Hole has been hailed as an artistic breakthrough for the highly regarded Lindsay-Abaire. A drama of what comes after tragedy, it captures ''the awkwardness and pain of thinking people faced with an unthinkable situation - and eventually, their capacity for survival.'' -USA Today