Jennifer Lawrence is a versatile actress known for her roles in 'Winter’s Bone,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'X-Men' and 'Joy.' She won an Oscar for her role in 'Silver Linings Playbook.'
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A historical fiction novel about two sisters vying for the love of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn is enamored by the king's attention, but quickly realizes her family's manipulations when her sister, Anne, takes her place. Amidst love, ambition, and intrigue, Mary must defy her family and the king to carve out her own fate. A captivating story of determination and desire set in one of Europe's most lavish courts.
Gregory is one of my favorite authors. I've always loved history, and she makes it...salacious. – source
This coming-of-age novel follows Holden Caulfield, a complex and conflicted teenager from New York, as he navigates his way through society, grappling with love, fear, and uncertainty. J.D. Salinger's masterpiece has been widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, and for good reason. With poignant and introspective prose, The Catcher in the Rye explores themes of rebellion, angst, and the struggle to communicate in a rapidly changing world. This classic novel continues to captivate readers, sparking discussions of societal norms and the complexity of adolescence.
I'm so drawn to Salinger's view of society back then, and to his sarcasm. – source
Two novellas set seventeen years apart explore the enigmatic life of Seymour Glass, the eldest son of Salinger's fictional Glass family. Recalled by his brother Buddy, these stories shine a light on one of the most fully realized and unforgettable families in all of fiction. A poignant and heartfelt exploration of identity, relationships, and the complexities of family dynamics.
I don't think there's ever been anything like these characters in American literature. – source
A timeless classic, Anna Karenina is a captivating novel that covers themes of love, family, and society in nineteenth-century Russia. Written by Leo Tolstoy and hailed by famous authors such as Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, and Faulkner, the novel tells the story of a woman torn between her passion for a man who is not her husband and her desire to maintain social expectations. Tolstoy's unrivaled prose and attention to detail make this novel a must-read for lovers of literary fiction.
I really wasn't expecting to like it. I thought I wouldn't want to finish an 800-page book, but then I started slowing down and reading the same chapters over and over. You fall in love with the characters; you grow up with. – source
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