Gathering Of Old Men (Vintage Contemporaries) Ernest J. Gaines
[ By Gaines, Ernest J. ( Author ) A GATHERING OF OLD MEN Jun-30-1992 Paperback ]
Language : English
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Vintage Contemporaries) Ayana Mathis
Pub Date :2013-10-08 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Random House US A New York Times Notable BookAn NPR Best Book of the YearA Buzzfeed Best Book of the YearIn 1923. fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd. swept up by the tides of the Great Migration. flees Georgia and heads north. Full of hope. she settles in Philadelphia to build a better life. Instead she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment. and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins are lost to an illness that a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children. whom she raises with grit. mettle. and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them to meet a world that will not be kind . Their lives. captured here in twelve luminous threads. tell the story of a mother s monumental courage-and a nations tumultuous journey.
Language : English
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Mark Haddon
Narrated by a 15-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.
Language : English
In a book which put South America on the map, Marquez tells the story of a community lost in the depths of that mighty continent where time passes slowly. The book s magic realism is its distinguishing feature.
Haddawy, Husain. [Translator]. The Arabian Nights. Based on the text of the Fourteenth-Century Syrian Manuscript edited by Muhsin Mahdi. New York / Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. 13 x 21cm. (34), 428 pages. Original clothbound hardcover with silk page marker. Spine sunned and boards partially sunned, otherwise excellent condition with binding firm and text clean and bright. Inscription on front free endpaper. [Everyman s Library, No. 87]. The stories of The Arabian Nights(and stories within stories, and stories within stories within stories) are famously told by the Princess Shahrazad, under the threat of death should the king lose interest in her tale. Collected over the centuries from India, Persia, and Arabia, and ranging from adventure fantasies, vivacious erotica, and animal fables, to pointed Sufi tales, these stories provided the daily entertainment of the medieval Islamic world at the height of its glory. No one knows exactly when a given story originated, and many circulated orally for centuries before being written down; but in the process of telling and retelling, they were modified to reflect the general life and customs of the Arab society that adapted them-a distinctive synthesis that marks the cultural and artistic history of Islam. This translation is of the complete text of the Mahdi edition, the definitive Arabic edition of a fourteenth-century Syrian manuscript, which is the oldest surviving version of the tales and considered to be the most authentic. [From publisher s note]
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