Love Bomb

Author: Lisa Zeidner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374192715
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As Tess is about to get married in her childhood home in Haddonfield, New Jersey, an uninvited guest wearing a wedding dress and gas mask holds the ensemble hostage, triggering hilarious chaos among the unusual cast of characters. By the author of Layover.

Layover

Author: Lisa Zeidner
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 1466825359
Size: 27.75 MB
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"Subtle, astute . . . With Layover, Zeidner joins the ranks of Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood and Fay Weldon." —Karen Karbo, The New York Times Book Review Claire Newbold has watched her life collapse: her only child has died, her husband has been unfaithful, and she's just learned that she's infertile. She tries, dutifully, to go through the motions of her daily routine, but then she walks out of work on a whim, and soon she's living out of hotels—not always with the intention of paying for them—and confronting loss. As Claire indulges in a pattern of seduction and deception, she begins to feel that she is clairvoyant, capable of "reading" strangers without knowing them. As she struggles to find redemption in her marriage and her life, she finds herself wondering: Is she erratic or just full-on deranged? Lisa Zeidner's Layover is a provocative, affecting, and confident novel. As The New Yorker said, "Zeidner's writing is like her heroine: taut, intelligent, and seductive."

The Physics Of Sunset

Author: Jane Vandenburgh
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582431000
Size: 16.28 MB
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Two very different people--a poet at the end of an exhausting and bitter divorce and a celebrated architect whose wife is pulled away from their home by an increasing ambition--are drawn together in an unexpected, erotic, and doomed love affair that will profoundly affect both their lives. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Catastrophist

Author: Lawrence Douglas
Publisher: Other PressLlc
ISBN: 9781590512197
Size: 47.13 MB
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Morbidly pessimistic about the future in spite of his successful marriage and career, art historian Daniel Wellington suffers an existential crisis when he learns he is going to be a father, a breakdown after which he engages in a series of haphazard, self-sabotaging behaviors.

Missing Women Others

Author: June Spence
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101663952
Size: 78.59 MB
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Selected by E. Annie Proulx for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of 1997, and winner of the Willa Cather Award, June Spence is one of the most original new voices in fiction today. In her collection of short stories, Spence offers us rare glimpses into the hidden lives of so-called ordinary people, those people we think we know: our neighbors, our co-workers, our relatives, ourselves?

P S

Author: Helen Schulman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1582342083
Size: 16.93 MB
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What would you do for a second chance at your first love? Schulman's exuberant, sexy novel is the thinking woman's summer romance as 38-year-old Louise Harrington meets the doppelganger of the boy who broke her 18-year-old heart.

Sympathy

Author: Olivia Sudjic
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544836626
Size: 35.94 MB
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“Packed with tension, pathos, and vitality . . . This is a potent first novel from a formidable talent.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune “The best fictional account I’ve read of the way the internet has shaped our inner lives.” — Guardian (UK) At twenty-three Alice Hare, a loner, arrives in New York with only the vaguest of plans: to find a city to call home. Instead she discovers the online profile of a Japanese writer called Mizuko Himura, whose stories blur the line between autobiography and fiction. Alice becomes infatuated with Mizuko from afar, convinced this stranger’s life holds a mirror to her own. Realities multiply as Alice closes in on her “internet twin,” staging a chance encounter and inserting herself into his orbit. When Mizuko disappears, Alice is alone and adrift again. Tortured by her silence, Alice uses the only tool at her disposal, writing herself back into Mizuko’s story, with disastrous consequences. “A smart and lyrical evocation of that murky emotional terrain between our online and offline selves.” — Vice (UK) “At once a riveting mystery and a literary tour de force, Sympathy had me spellbound from the first page to the last.” — Emily Gould, author of Friendship

The Enlightenment Of Nina Findlay

Author: Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 159051730X
Size: 42.72 MB
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What happens when you can’t see that the man you married is actually the one you love? For her whole life Nina Findlay has been in a love triangle with two Italian brothers, Paolo, whom she married, and Luca, with whom she was always in love and who remained her best friend throughout her marriage. Now Nina faces the future alone—estranged from Luca and separated from Paolo, she escapes to the tiny Greek island where she honeymooned twenty-five years earlier. After an accident she finds herself in the hospital telling her life story to an eagerly attentive doctor. As their conversations unfold she comes to understand the twists and turns of her romantic life and the unconscious influence of her parents’ marriage on her own.

The Underminer

Author: Mike Albo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917071
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Successful, gorgeous, and beloved by everyone you know, the Underminer remembers your every foolish ambition and humiliating mistake-and never fails to remind you. The Underminer makes you feel suicidal. But the Underminer is your friend. Mike Albo and Virginia Heffernan do us all a public service by capturing the elusive evils of an age-old archetype. To understand and resist your toxic friend, you need The Underminer. Who is the Underminer? "An insincere, name-dropping predator with a rise so meteoric that you feel like crawling into your sad little apartment and eating gallons of ice cream right out of the carton while sniffling over reruns of old Bette Davis movies."-New York Times Book Review "A character that is so malicious, so insensitive and sadistic, that we can only gape horror-struck as every venomous phrase rolls off her tongue."-Rocky Mountain News "A psychological predator of the highest order. A viper cloaked in velvet. The Shaquille O'Neal of schadenfreude."-Boston Globe "An ego-skewering, passive-aggressive blowhard of indeterminate gender, surfing annoyingly along the breaking waves of pop and consumer culture-from dot-com to New Age, from hip-hop to a yurt in Afghanistan-always on top and armed with a put-down."-New York Times "The 'friend' who somehow manages to turn every compliment into an incredibly subtle insult, thus making you wonder whether you are truly the most neurotic person in all of Manhattan-or if your friend is just, well, evil."-New York Post

Ladder Of Years

Author: Anne Tyler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143196324
Size: 17.67 MB
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"UTTERLY COMPELLING . . . WONDERFULLY SATISFYING . . . VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS." --Chicago Tribune BALTIMORE WOMAN DISAPPEARS DURING FAMILY VACATION, declares the headline. Forty-year-old Delia Grinstead is last seen strolling down the Delaware shore, wearing nothing more than a bathing suit and carrying a beach tote with five hundred dollars tucked inside. To her husband and three almost-grown children, she has vanished without trace or reason. But for Delia, who feels like a tiny gnat buzzing around her family's edges, "walking away from it all" is not a premeditated act but an impulse that will lead her into a new, exciting, and unimagined life. . . . "TYLER DETAILS DELIA'S ADVENTURE WITH GREAT SKILL. . . . As so often in her earlier fiction, [she] creates distinct characters caught in poignantly funny situations. . . . Tyler writes with a clarity that makes the commonplace seem fresh and the pathetic touching." --The New York Times