Author : Dana Spiotta
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Hachette UK
ISBN : 9780349016405
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'Furious and addictive' New York Times 'Urgent, deeply moving, wholly original' GEORGE SAUNDERS 'A dazzling lightning bolt of a novel' JENNY OFFILL 'Fiercely funny and deliciously subversive' YIYUN LI 'Wayward reads like a burning fever dream. A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW '***** If there's any justice in the world, Spiotta's firecracker of a novel, Wayward, will bring her the attention she very much deserves' Lucy Scholes, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Samantha Raymond's life has begun to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and she finds herself staring into 'the Mids' - hours of supreme wakefulness when women of a certain age contemplate their lives. For Sam, this means motherhood, mortality and the state of an unravelling nation. When Sam falls in love with a decrepit Arts and Crafts house on the wrong side of town, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life, attempting to find beauty in the ruins. 'One of the most wildly talented writers in America. This is Spiotta's best book yet' GEORGE SAUNDERS 'A slyly funny, clever and compelling story about the righteous (and rarely irrational) rage of women of a certain age' SARRA MANNING, RED magazine 'A piercing novel about what we lose and gain by when we step out of life's deepest worn grooves' VOGUE 'She writes with sly humour and utter seriousness; a rare articulation of midlife now' CLAIRE MESSUD 'What begins as a vertiginous leap into hilarious rabbit holes ends as a brilliant meditation on mortality and time. How does she do it? Only Dana Spiotta knows. I'm just happy to see her work her magic' JENNY OFFILL

Author : Chuck Wendig
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Del Rey
ISBN : 9780593158784
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“If King had written a sequel to The Stand, it might look something like this monumental epic of a story.”—James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Kingdom of Bones “As great as Wanderers was, Wayward is better.”—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones Five years ago, ordinary Americans fell under the grip of a strange new malady that caused them to sleepwalk across the country to a destination only they knew. They were followed on their quest by the shepherds: friends and family who gave up everything to protect them. Their secret destination: Ouray, a small town in Colorado that would become one of the last outposts of civilization. Because the sleepwalking epidemic was only the first in a chain of events that led to the end of the world—and the birth of a new one. The survivors, sleepwalkers and shepherds alike, have a dream of rebuilding human society. Among them are Benji, the scientist struggling through grief to lead the town; Marcy, the former police officer who wants only to look after the people she loves; and Shana, the teenage girl who became the first shepherd—and an unlikely hero whose courage will be needed again. Because the people of Ouray are not the only survivors, and the world they are building is fragile. The forces of cruelty and brutality are amassing under the leadership of self-proclaimed president Ed Creel. And in the very heart of Ouray, the most powerful survivor of all is plotting its own vision for the new world: Black Swan, the A.I. who imagined the apocalypse. Against these threats, Benji, Marcy, Shana, and the rest have only one hope: one another. Because the only way to survive the end of the world is together.

Author : Chris Burkard
Genre : Photography
Publisher : Abrams
ISBN : 9781647001872
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Breathtaking photographs and deeply personal stories from a leading surfing and nature photographer, conservation advocate, and social media force Wayward is a collection of striking photographs and the revealing personal stories behind them by one of the leading surf, nature, and adventure photographers of our time. At remote beaches and locales in places like Russia, Norway, Iceland, and the Aleutian Islands, Chris Burkard succumbed to hypothermia, destroyed thousands of dollars' worth of camera gear, and spent a few nights in jail. But in the process, he captured amazing and iconic images that have defined his life’s work. And while millions have seen his photographs in magazines, marketing campaigns for Patagonia, Sony, and others, and via his social media, Burkard has never given a full account of these journeys--until now. With never-before-seen images and the stories behind them, Burkard crafts an original narrative that combines the page-turning drama of a great explorer’s adventure story and the immediacy and power of unforgettable photographs. Chronicling both the failures and the successes he has experienced in building a career, Burkard shares an infectious passion for photography, surfing, and chasing dreams in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring places.

Author : Holly Wardlow
Genre : History
Publisher : Univ of California Press
ISBN : 9780520245594
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Analyzes female agency, gendered violence, and transactional sex in contemporary Papua New Guinea. Focusing on Huli "passenger women," this work explores the socio-economic factors that push women into the practice of transactional sex, and asks how these transactions might be an expression of resistance, or even revenge.

Author : Ronald Warren Walker
Genre : Religion
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN : 0252067053
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A story that includes spiritualist seances, conspiracy, and an important church trial, Wayward Saints chronicles the 1870s challenge of a group of British Mormon intellectuals to Brigham Young's leadership and authority. William S. Godbe and his associates revolted because they disliked Young's authoritarian community and resented what they perceived as the church's intrusion into matters of personal choice. Expelled from the church, they established the "New Movement," which eventually faltered. Both a study in intellectual history and an investigation of religious dissent, Wayward Saints explores nineteenth-century American spiritualism as well as the ideas and institutional structure of first- and second-generation Mormonism.

Author : Graciela S. Daichman
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
ISBN : 0815623798
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Rice).

Author : Michael Innes
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : House of Stratus
ISBN : 9780755118205
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Colonel Ffolliot Petticate's predicament begins when his novelist wife, Sonia, drowns during a sailing trip in the English Channel. A dramatic cover-up ensues in a tale full of humour, irony and devastating suspense.

Author : Tristan Jones
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN : 0924486805
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That great storyteller of the sea, Tristan Jones, returns with a new collection of yarns, reminiscences, and adventures never before published in book form. Jones carries readers to the sleepy Spanish ports of the 1950s, the pleasures of Buenos Aires in the last days of Peron, and the damp forests of Southeast Asia. He recounts encounters with Bernard Moitessier and pioneering female sailor Clare Francis, as well as a panoply of memorable characters - among them a sailor who owes his life to a disconnected floodlight and a shadowy crewmember whom Jones unwittingly smuggles into Spain.

Author : Dana Spiotta
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN : 9780593312490
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A “furious and addictive new novel” (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life. “Exhilarating ... reads like a burning fever dream. A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad.” —The New York Times Book Review Samantha Raymond's life has begun to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into "the Mids"—that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life—and her family—as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female complexity in contemporary America. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird times, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins.

Author : Jim Zub
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Publisher : Image Comics
ISBN : PKEY:SEP150583
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The new gods of Japan rise in Tokyo and the world will never be the same. Will the old myths survive? NEW STORY ARC. "This book is proof positive that Image really is the home for cutting edge storytelling." -Reading With a Flight Ring