Who Is Vera Kelly   A Vera Kelly Story
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Who Is Vera Kelly A Vera Kelly Story


  • Author : Rosalie Knecht
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781947793026


Who Is Vera Kelly A Vera Kelly Story Book Description :

An NPR Best Book of the Year "Gripping, subtle, magnificently written." —The New York Times Book Review "A delectable page-turner . . . Vera Kelly introduces a fascinating new spy to literature’s mystery canon—one we hope sticks around long beyond this snappy, intimate debut." —Entertainment Weekly New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself. An exhilarating page-turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

Who Is Vera Kelly
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Who Is Vera Kelly


  • Author : Rosalie Knecht
  • Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
  • Release Date : 2018-07-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1432853937


Who Is Vera Kelly Book Description :

A Most Anticipated Book of 2018 atThe Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bustle, Autostraddle, and more.

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery  A Vera Kelly Story

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery A Vera Kelly Story


  • Author : Rosalie Knecht
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781947793897


Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery A Vera Kelly Story Book Description :

The “splendid genre-pushing” (People) Vera Kelly series returns in full force as our recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine finds herself traveling from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator. When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape. Before it’s over, she’ll chase a lost child through foster care and follow a trail of Dominican exiles to the Caribbean. Forever looking over her shoulder, she nearly misses what’s right in front of her: her own desire for home, connection, and a new romance at the local bar. In this exciting second installment of the Vera Kelly series, Rosalie Knecht challenges and deepens the Vera we love: a woman of sparkling wit, deep moral fiber, and martini-dry humor who knows how to follow a case even as she struggles to follow her heart.

Relief Map
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Relief Map


  • Author : Rosalie Knecht
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2016-03-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941040232


Relief Map Book Description :

A small town swept up in a manhunt for a fugitive from foreign soil and a teenage girl struggling to make the right choices with little information and less time. In the heat of a stifling summer in her sixteenth year, Livy Marko spends her days in the rust-belt town of Lomath, Pennsylvania, babysitting, hanging out with her best friend, Nelson, and waiting for a bigger life to begin. These simple routines are disrupted when the electricity is cut off and the bridges are closed by a horde of police and FBI agents. A fugitive from the Republic of Georgia, on the run from an extradition order, has taken refuge in nearby hills and no one is able to leave or enter Lomath until he is found.As the police fail to find the wanted man and hours stretch into days, the town of Lomath begins to buckle under the strain. Like Russian dolls, each hostage seems to be harboring a captive of their own. Even Livy’s parents may have something to conceal, and Livy must learn that the source of danger is not always what it appears.Rosalie Knecht’s wise and suspenseful debut evokes the classics while conjuring the contemporary paranoia of the post-terrorist age. Relief Map doesn’t loosen its grip until the consequences of this catastrophic summer, and the ways in which a quiet girl’s fate can be rerouted and forever changed, are made fully apparent.

The Seamstress and the Wind
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Seamstress and the Wind


  • Author : César Aira
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811219129


The Seamstress and the Wind Book Description :

As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.

True History of the Kelly Gang
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

True History of the Kelly Gang


  • Author : Peter Carey
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307368652


True History of the Kelly Gang Book Description :

The international bestseller and winner of the 2001 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book. Out of 19th century Australia rides a hero of his people and a man for all nations: Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish immigrants, viewed by the authorities as a thief (especially of horses) and, as a cold-blooded killer. To the people, though, he was a patriot hounded unfairly by rich English landlords and their stooges. In the end, Kelly and his so-called gang (his younger brother and two friends) led a massive police manhunt on a wild goose chase that lasted twenty months, in which Ned’s talents as a bushman were augmented by bank robberies and the support of nearly everyone not in a uniform. His one demand – for which he would have surrendered himself was his jailed mother’s freedom. Executed by hanging more than a century ago, speaking as if from the grave, Kelly still resonates as the most potent legend in the land down under. From the Trade Paperback edition.

American Spy

American Spy


  • Author : Lauren Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988284


American Spy Book Description :

"It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she's overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she's given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Sankara is doing for his country. Yes, even though she is still grieving the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place. Yes, even though a furious part of her suspects she's being offered the job because of her appearance and not her talent. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Sankara, seduce him, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American. "--Provided by publisher.

Gravity is Heartless

Gravity is Heartless


  • Author : Sarah Lahey
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631528736


Gravity is Heartless Book Description :

What will the world look like in thirty years’ time? How will humanity survive the oncoming effects of climate change? Set in the near future and inspired by the world around us, Gravity Is Heartless is a romantic adventure that imagines a world on the cusp of climate catastrophe. The year is 2050: automated cities, vehicles, and homes are now standard, artificial Intelligence, CRISPR gene editing, and quantum computing have become a reality, and climate change is in full swing—sea levels are rising, clouds have disappeared, and the planet is heating up. Quinn Buyers is a climate scientist who'd rather be studying the clouds than getting ready for her wedding day. But when an unexpected tragedy causes her to lose everything, including her famous scientist mother, she embarks upon a quest for answers that takes her across the globe—and she uncovers friends, loss and love in the most unexpected of places along the way. Gravity Is Heartless is bold, speculative fiction that sheds a hard light on the treatment of our planet even as it offers a breathtaking sense of hope for the future.

Savage Girl
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Savage Girl


  • Author : Jean Zimmerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101616321


Savage Girl Book Description :

“An over-the-top romp through 1870s America . . . compulsively readable.” —Oprah.com Jean Zimmerman’s spectacular follow-up to The Orphanmaster has it all: Gilded Age romance, robber baron excess, detective story suspense, and a compelling female protagonist whom readers will fall in love with. In 1875, the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple on a tour of the American West, seek out a sideshow attraction called “Savage Girl.” Her handlers avow that the wild, seemingly mute Bronwyn has been raised by wolves. Presented with the perfect blank slate to explore the power of civilized nurture, the Delegates take her back east to be introduced into high society. Cleaned up, Bronwyn is blazingly smart and darkly beautiful; as she takes steps toward her grand debut, a series of suitors find her irresistible—and begin to turn up murdered.

The Militant Kurds

The Militant Kurds


  • Author : Vera Eccarius-Kelly
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313364686


The Militant Kurds Book Description :

This extensive examination of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the EU focuses on the history and development of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and its impact on transnational security, human rights, and democratization. * Quotes from numerous sources reflect the many different perspectives on how to resolve the conflict with the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) * Offers a glossary of Turkish language terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, such as KRG (Kurdish Regional Government) * Includes a brief Turkish pronunciation guide