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Celeste Ng is an American writer and novelist. She has released many short stories that have been published in a variety of literary journals. Ng's first novel, Everything I Never Told You, was released on June 26, 2014 and has won many awards, such as Amazon Book of the Year as well as praise from critics.
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Deaf Republic
Poems
Ilya Kaminsky - Mar 05, 2019 (first published in 2011)
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Ilya Kaminsky's astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story f...
Celeste Ng
Mar 30, 2020
Oh YAY!! This book is phenomenal. Just astoundingly good.     source
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Fleishman Is in Trouble
A Novel
Taffy Brodesser-Akner - Jun 18, 2019
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Recently separated Toby Fleishman is suddenly, somehow--and at age forty-one, short as ever--surrounded by women who want him: women who are self-actualized, women who are smart and interesting, women who don't mind his height, women who are eager to take him for a test drive with just the swipe of an app. Toby doesn't mind being used in this way; ...
Celeste Ng
Sep 05, 2019
Wow. Just wow. One of the best books about marriage—and middle age—I’ve ever read, and the last 10pp in particular are simultaneously eviscerating and soaringly cathartic. (Dammit, @taffyakner, I stayed up until 1am finishing this, and if I fall off my bike today I blame you!)     source
Bowlaway
A Novel
Elizabeth McCracken - Nov 05, 2019
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A sweeping and enchanting new novel from the widely beloved, award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken about three generations of an unconventional New England family who own and operate a candlepin bowling alleyFrom the day she is discovered unconscious in a New England cemetery at the turn of the twentieth centurynothing but a bowling ball, a cand...
Celeste Ng
Feb 19, 2019
This book is so good I’m swooning literally at each page.     source
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E.L. Konigsburg - Sep 25, 2007 (first published in 1967)
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After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless nove...
Celeste Ng
Feb 10, 2019
Love, love, love this book (one of my all-time favorites) and love this piece on its origins.     source
300 Arguments
Essays
Sarah Manguso - Feb 07, 2017
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A brilliant and exhilarating sequence of aphorisms from one of our greatest essayistsThere will come a time when people decide youve had enough of your grief, and theyll try to take it away from you. Bad art is from no one to no one. Am I happy? Damned if I know, but give me a few minutes and Ill tell you whether you are. Thank heaven I dont have m...
Celeste Ng
Jul 23, 2018
What are your favorite books (esp. novels) composed of small fragments? Ex: BLUETS by Maggie Nelson DEPT OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES &etc. by Lucy Corin MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum What else?     source
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One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
Lucy Corin - Oct 11, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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Lucy Corin's "eye popping, enlightening read" (Publishers Weekly), now in paperbackAt the heart of Lucy Corins dazzling collection are one hundred apocalypses: visions of loss and destruction, vexation and crisis, revelation and revolution, sometimes only a few lines long. In these haunting and wickedly funny stories, an apocalypse might come in th...
Celeste Ng
Jul 23, 2018
What are your favorite books (esp. novels) composed of small fragments? Ex: BLUETS by Maggie Nelson DEPT OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES &etc. by Lucy Corin MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum What else?     source
Dept. of Speculation
Jenny Offill - Oct 07, 2014
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Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply "the wife," once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. of Speculation,...
Celeste Ng
Jul 23, 2018
What are your favorite books (esp. novels) composed of small fragments? Ex: BLUETS by Maggie Nelson DEPT OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES &etc. by Lucy Corin MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum What else?     source
Bluets
Maggie Nelson - Oct 01, 2009
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Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color...A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.Maggie Nelson is the author of numerou...
Celeste Ng
Jul 23, 2018
What are your favorite books (esp. novels) composed of small fragments? Ex: BLUETS by Maggie Nelson DEPT OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES &etc. by Lucy Corin MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum What else?     source
Madeleine Is Sleeping
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum - Nov 01, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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When a girl falls into a deep and impenetrable sleep, the borders between her provincial French village and the peculiar, beguiling realm of her dreams begin to disappear: A fat woman sprouts delicate wings and takes flight; a failed photographer stumbles into the role of pornographer; a beautiful young wife grows to resemble her husband's viol. An...
Celeste Ng
Jul 23, 2018
What are your favorite books (esp. novels) composed of small fragments? Ex: BLUETS by Maggie Nelson DEPT OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill 300 ARGUMENTS by Sarah Manguso ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES &etc. by Lucy Corin MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum What else?     source