This Is How You Lose Her

Riverhead Books - At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses. In prose that is endlessly energetic, tender, and funny, inventive, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.

Finalist for the 2012 national book awarda time and people top 10 book of 2012finalist for the 2012 story prizeChosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times,  Entertainment Weekly, Barnes & Noble, the iTunes bookstore, Amazon,  The LA Times,  Newsday, and many more. Electrifying.

This Is How You Lose Her - The new york times book review “exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize… Díaz’s prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic. O magazinefrom the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders.

They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever. ”. In a new jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove.





Drown

Riverhead Books - Here is the soulful, unsparing book that made Díaz a literary sensation. From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, a spellbinding saga of a family’s journey through the New World. A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power, Drown introduced the world to Junot Díaz's exhilarating talents.

 . It also introduced an unforgettable narrator— yunior, brilliant young man who tracks his family’s precarious journey from the barrios of Santo Domingo to the tenements of industrial New Jersey, the haunted, and their epic passage from hope to loss to something like love.





The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Riverhead Books - But oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. Winner of: the pulitzer prize the national Book Critics Circle Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award The Jon Sargent, Sr.

First novel prize a time magazine #1 fiction book of the year one of the best books of 2007 according to: the new york times, baltimore city paper, entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, Time Out New York, Salon, New York Magazine, People, The Boston Globe, Booklist,  San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor,  New York Public Library, The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, and many more.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - . Encapsulating dominican-american history, the brief wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere—and risk it all—in the name of love. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by pbs’s the great American ReadOscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.





Men Without Women: Stories

Vintage - Here are lovesick doctors, actors, students, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, ex-boyfriends, brought together to tell stories that speak to us all. Across seven tales, haruki murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone.

In men without women murakami has crafted another contemporary classic, marked by the same wry humor and pathos that have defined his entire body of work.





What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Vintage Contemporaries

Vintage - In his second collection, and companionship, including the iconic and much-referenced title story featured in the Academy Award-winning film Birdman, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—a haunting meditation on love, loss, and finding one’s way through the dark.





The Elephant Vanishes: Stories Vintage International

Vintage - By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "barn burning" which is now the basis for the major motion picture BurningIn the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.

In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.





Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel

Lee Boudreaux Books - A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. And there is his last. Because, misunderstandings and mistakes, despite all these mishaps, missteps, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, " as well as "too sappy by half, lyrical, a rumination on time and the human heart, " "elegiac, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, " "ingenious, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.

I could not love LESS more. Ron charles, the washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful. Christopher buckley, The New York Times Book Review.

Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel - Through it all, there is his first love. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: how do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? arthur less will almost fall in love in paris, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, accidentally book himself as the only writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, and encounter, the last person on Earth he wants to face.

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" The New York Times Book Review.





Bad Feminist: Essays

Harper Perennial - The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. New york times bestsellera collection of essays spanning politics, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, criticism, Roxane Gay. Pink is my favorite color. If i have an accessory, it is probably pink.

Bad Feminist: Essays - . I read vogue, and i’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue. In these funny and insightful essays, roxane gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman Sweet Valley High of color The Help while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years Girls, Django in Chains and commenting on the state of feminism today abortion, Chris Brown.





Americanah Ala Notable Books for Adults

Anchor - The bestselling novel—and one of barack obama’s summer reading picks—from the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland.  . Quiet, but with post-9/11 america closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, undocumented life in London.

From one of the world’s great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U. S. Beautiful, self-assured ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. And the uk, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, raising universal questions of race and belonging, and the search for identity and a home.

Americanah Ala Notable Books for Adults - Barack obama nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIfemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West.





White Teeth Vintage International

Vintage - Zadie smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. Set against london’ s racial and cultural tapestry, confounding expectations, flirting with disaster, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

A second marriage to clara bowden, jamaican half his age, albeit tooth-challenged, a beautiful, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name Jamaican for “no problem”. Hapless veterans of world war II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation.

White Teeth Vintage International - Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage he had to wait for his bride to be born, and a renewed, if selective, produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, submission to his Islamic faith. But the truth is that zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.

Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal.





The Question of Bruno: Stories Vintage International

Vintage - These heartrending stories bear the unmistakable mark of an important new international writer. Love letters from war torn Sarajevo navigate the art of getting from point A to point B without being shot. An exiled writer, working in a sandwich shop in Chicago, adjusts to the absurdities of his life. With a surefooted sense of detail and life-saving humor, Aleksandar Hemon examines the overwhelming events of history and the effect they have on individual lives.

In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour de force-the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's-Aleksander Hemon writes of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination that are breathtaking. A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye as the Archduke Ferdinand watches his wife succumb to an assassin's bullet.