Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by , as “brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times,” , opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art. In the second volume they move to London in a whirl of marriage and adulteries, fashions and frivolities, personal triumphs and failures. These books “provide an unsurpassed picture, at once gay and melancholy, of social and artistic life in Britain between the wars” (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.). The third volume follows Nick into army life and evokes London during the blitz. In the climactic final volume, England has won the war and must now count the losses.,Four very different young men on the threshold of manhood dominate this opening volume of ,. The narrator, Jenkins???a budding writer???shares a room with Templer, already a passionate womanizer, and Stringham, aristocratic and reckless. Widermerpool, as hopelessly awkward as he is intensely ambitious, lurks on the periphery of their world. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, these four gain their initiations into sex, society, business, and art. Considered a masterpiece of modern fiction, Powell’s epic creates a rich panorama of life in England between the wars.
Barack Obama, via Facebook: ???A compelling story of how the transformative events of history weigh on individual lives and relationships.???,The Nobel Prize???nominated Kenyan writer???s best-known novel.,Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya’s independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952???1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village’s chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers’ tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested.
WINNER OF THE 2015 MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION From the acclaimed author of , comes a masterfully written novel that explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.,On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years.,Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters???assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts???, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 70s, to the crack wars in 80s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 90s. Brilliantly inventive and stunningly ambitious, this novel is a revealing modern epic that will secure Marlon James??? place among the great literary talents of his generation.
On the Moon, an enigma is uncovered.,So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar system.,But long before their destination is reached, things begin to go horribly, inexplicably wrong…,One of the greatest-selling science fiction novels of our time, this classic book will grip you to the very end.
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Don???t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin???s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter,Dubbed ???the American Tolkien??? by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the 1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series???as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.,A DANCE WITH DRAGONS ,In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance???beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.,Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys???s claim to Westeros forever.,Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone???a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night???s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.,From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.
Fully illustrated, unabridged edition of A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens with classic drawings throughout by Arthur Rackham. The tale was written in October 1843 to help supplement Charles Dickens???s income and ???strike a sledgehammer blow??? for the poor.,It is the tale of a miser given a second chance. From an author needing to get out of debt. A story of redemption and forgiveness. It is the story of Christmas.
From the acclaimed author of such novels as “Blood and Grits” and “Childhood” comes a wildly weird and breathtakingly original visit to the rural South that reveals the exotic subculture that erupts in all its glory at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Mystic, Georgia. “No number of adjectives in the thesaurus can do full justice to the dazzlingly bizarre nature of Crews’ creations”– “Washington Post Book World”