There There
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

There There


  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771073021


There There Book Description :

Here is a voice we have never heard--a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Here is a story of several people, each of whom has private reasons for travelling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work at the powwow to honour his uncle's memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking, There There is a relentlessly paced multi-generational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. An unforgettable debut.

There There
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

There There


  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525520382


There There Book Description :

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW WINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly). As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. It’s “masterful . . . white-hot . . . devastating” (The Washington Post) at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a c

There There
Score: 4
From 68 Ratings

There There


  • Author : Tommy Orange
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473553392


There There Book Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A thunderclap’ Marlon James ‘Astonishing’ Margaret Atwood, via Twitter ‘Pure soaring beauty’ Colm Tóibín ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018 A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK 2018 AN OPRAH MAGAZINE TOP 15 BEST BOOK 2018 FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2019 WINNER OF THE WRITER’S CENTER FIRST NOVEL 2018 AWARD Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and hoping to reconnect with her estranged family. That’s why she is there. Dene is there because he has been collecting stories to honour his uncle’s death, while Edwin is looking for his true father and Opal came to watch her boy Orvil dance. All of them are connected by bonds they may not yet understand. All of them are here for the celebration that is the Big Oakland Powwow. But Tony Loneman is also there. And Tony has come to the Powow with darker intentions. ‘An exhilarating, polyphonic debut novel... Dazzling’ Daily Telegraph ‘Lyrical and playful, shaking and shimmering with energy... Orange creates beauty out of tragedy’ Guardian ‘Bold and engrossing... Orange has got under his characters’ skins, allowing them to speak for themselves’ Financial Times

Asymmetry
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Asymmetry


  • Author : Lisa Halliday
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783783618


Asymmetry Book Description :

'A scorchingly intelligent first novel' New York Times 'Spellbinding' New Yorker 'Thrilling' Guardian In New York, Alice, a young editor, begins an affair with Ezra Blazer, a world-famous, much older writer. At Heathrow airport, Amar, an Iraqi-American economist en route to Kurdistan, is detained by immigration. Somehow their lives are connected, in this unconventional love story that has things to say about all of contemporary life.

There  There
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

There There


  • Author : Sam McBratney
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763667023


There There Book Description :

A day of stumbles, tumbles and boo-boos are soothed for cub Little Hansie Bear by his comforting dad, who imparts reassurance and hugs that help make everything all right again. By the creators of Just You and Me.

Everybody s Autobiography

Everybody s Autobiography


  • Author : Gertrude Stein
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-03-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307829771


Everybody s Autobiography Book Description :

“Alice B. Toklas wrote hers and now everybody will write theirs.” In 1933 Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas skyrocketed to the top of the bestseller lists, and the author found herself a celebrity. Everybody’s Autobiography is the very Steinian account of her soul-satisfying next five years in France, England, and America, where she made a triumphant tour of the country. Here are Stein’s devastating analyses of some of the major figures of the day whom she met—among them Dashiell Hammett, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marianne Moore, Mrs. Roosevelt, and Sherwood Anderson—and also of her own life and work.

No There There

No There There


  • Author : Chris Rhomberg
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520940888


No There There Book Description :

Challenged by Ku Klux Klan action in the '20s, labor protests culminating in a general strike in the '40s, and the rise of the civil rights and black power struggles of the '60s, Oakland, California, seems to encapsulate in one city the broad and varied sweep of urban social movements in twentieth-century America. Taking Oakland as a case study of urban politics and society in the United States, Chris Rhomberg examines the city's successive episodes of popular insurgency for what they can tell us about critical discontinuities in the American experience of urban political community.

There  There

There There


  • Author : Taro Miura
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-02-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1406366048


There There Book Description :

Cow goes moo moo! Dog goes woof woof! But - uh-oh! - what can we do when Baby goes wah wah? Give Baby a lovely, big cuddle and say, 'There, there'.

There  There
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

There There


  • Author : Tim Beiser
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770497542


There There Book Description :

For fans of Penguin Problems and A Birthday for Bear, the story of a whiny rabbit pushing a patient bear to the end of his tether and learning a lesson in looking on the bright side. Do you ever feel like everything is terrible? Like nothing is ever right and you just want to hide under your pillow? Well Rabbit does, and he's not shy about sharing it. He whines, he complains, he moans, he grumps... until Bear has had enough and decides it's time for Rabbit to learn to appreciate what he has. Using nothing but the lowly common earthworm as an example, he teaches Rabbit a lesson about taking things for granted. Something the worm knows all about... Written in charming verse and featuring a delightfully domestic bear and a very surly rabbit, There, There is a fantastic tongue-in-cheek riff on the idea that "it could be worse..."

The Other Americans
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Other Americans


  • Author : Laila Lalami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436034


The Other Americans Book Description :

Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui--father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant--is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer returning to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; her mother, Maryam, who still pines for her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora's and an Iraqi War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters--deeply divided by race, religion, and class--tell their stories, each in their own voice, connections among them emerge. Driss's family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love--messy and unpredictable--is born. Timely, riveting, and unforgettable, The Other Americans is at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.