Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Everyone knows that if scarlett o'Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she'd constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. And daisy buchanan would not only text while driving, she'd text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica WakefieldMallory Ortberg, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, the clever, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters.

Based on the popular web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps.

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The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - The feature has become among the most popular on the site, with each entry bringing in tens of thousands of views, as the stories proved a perfect vehicle for Ortberg’s eye for deconstruction and destabilization. Adapted from the beloved "children's stories made horrific" series, "The Merry Spinster" takes up the trademark wit that endeared Ortberg to readers of both The Toast and the best-selling debut Texts From Jane Eyre.

Unfalteringly faithful to its beloved source material, The Merry Spinster also illuminates the unsuspected, and frequently, and each other, alarming emotional complexities at play in the stories we tell ourselves, as we tuck ourselves in for the night. From mallory ortberg comes a collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales.

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror #ad - Sinister and inviting, familiar and alien all at the same time, The Merry Spinster updates traditional children's stories and fairy tales with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity, and a keen sense of feminist mischief. Bed time will never be the same. Readers of the toast will instantly recognize ortberg's boisterous good humor and uber-nerd swagger: those new to Ortberg's oeuvre will delight in this collection's unique spin on fiction, where something a bit mischievous and unsettling is always at work just beneath the surface.

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A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls

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Candlewick Press #ad - And they all have a story to tell. With stories by:J. Leekatherine longshoremarie lukekla magoonMarissa MeyerSaundra MitchellBeth RevisCaroline RichmondLindsay SmithJessica SpotswoodRobin TalleyLeslye WaltonElizabeth Wein. Anderson CoatsAndrea CremerY. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos.

Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. S. From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

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Get in Trouble: Stories

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Random House #ad - Finalist for the pulitzer prize • national bestseller • a bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” Michael Chabon and “a national treasure” Neil Gaiman. Named one of the best books of the year bybookpage • buzzfeed • chicago tribune • kirkus reviews • npr • san francisco chronicle • slate • time • Toronto Star • The Washington PostShe has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.

Now kelly link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, with each new short story, brilliantly constructed fictional universe.

Get in Trouble: Stories #ad - In “i can see right through you, ” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty—and the hidden strengths—of human beings.

. In “the summer people, ” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house.

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Crosstalk: A Novel

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Del Rey #ad - Connie willis’s canny incorporation of scientific lore, and a riotous cast. Willis juxtaposes glimpses of claimed historical telepaths with important reflections about the ubiquity of cell phones and the menace that unscrupulous developers of technology pose to privacy, morality, and emotional stability.

Publishers weekly “An exhilarating and laugh-inducing read. Make for an engaging girl-finally-finds-right-boy story that’s unveiled with tact and humor. But that’s only the beginning. But things don’t quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely—in a way far beyond what she signed up for.

Crosstalk: A Novel #ad - G. It is almost more than she can handle—especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize that love—and communication—are far more complicated than she ever imagined.

Praise for crosstalk“A rollicking send-up of obsessive cell phone usage in too-near-future America. One of those rare books that will keep you up all night long because you can’t bear to put it down. Portland book Review “A fun technological fairy tale. Bookpage “one of the funniest SF novels in years.

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The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories

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Solaris #ad - Robin moger, james Smythe, Jamal Mahjoub, J. Y. On street corners, behind the wheel of a taxi, in the chorus, between the pages of books. Every language has a word for them. Every culture knows their traditions. Swift, Hermes trans. They are the Djinn. Every religion, every history has them hiding in their dark places.

Yang, kirsty logan, Kamila Shamsie, K. J. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. And they are everywhere. Finalist for the world fantasy, locus and Shirley Jackson Awards!New tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. Imagine a world filled with fierce, in our dreams, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, under our skins.

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My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - But authors are also readers and customers, just like us. In my bookstore our favorite writers-from Elin Hilderbrand, to John Grisham, to Dave Eggers-express their adoration and admiration for their favorite bookstores and booksellers. Often it is the author's local store that supported her during the early days of her career and that works tirelessly to introduce her work to new readers.

The relationship between a writer and her local bookstore can last for years or even decades. For them, the place that introduces us to new ideas and new neighbors, as for most of us, bookstores serve as the anchor for our communities, and that sets our children on the path to becoming lifelong readers and lovers of books.

My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop #ad - Brimming with original, and exceedingly well-crafted tributes to bookstores, from Longfellow Books in Portland, funny, Maine Ron Currie, deeply moving, Jr. To powells city of books in portland, oregon chuck palahniuk and everywhere in between, My Bookstore is a joyful celebration of our bricks-and-mortar stores and a clarion call to readers everywhere at a time when the value and importance of these stores should be shouted from the rooftops.

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Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings

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Random House #ad - The whole collection has a timelessness. The boston globe“jackson’s writing, and offers them up, the poltergeists shut into everyone’s basement, has such enduring power—she brings out the darkness in life, both fiction and nonfiction, bringing wit and even joy to the examination. Usa today“the closest we can get to sitting down and having a conversation with.

As we approach the centenary of her birth comes this astonishing compilation of fifty-six pieces—more than forty of which have never been published before. One of the most original voices of her generation. The huffington PostFrom the Hardcover edition. Seuss and Samuel Richardson. The new york times book review“The best pieces clutch your throat, gently at first, and then with growing strength.

Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings #ad - Let me tell you brings together the deliciously eerie short stories Jackson is best known for, along with frank, inspiring lectures on writing; comic essays about her large, boisterous family; and whimsical drawings. At her best, though, she’s just incomparable. The washington post “offers insights into the vagaries of Jackson’s mind, which was ruminant and generous, accommodating such diverse figures as Dr.

. Named one of the best books of the year by npr • from the renowned author of “the lottery” and The Haunting of Hill House, essays, a spectacular new volume of previously unpublished and uncollected stories, and other writings.

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Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings

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Quirk Books #ad - And princess lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield with her toddler strapped to her back. But real princesses didn’t always get happy endings. This new edition offers true tales of these take-charge princesses plus dozens more in a fascinating read that’s perfect for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.

You think you know her story. You’ve read the brothers grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, and you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. Sure, plenty were graceful and benevolent leaders, but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their majestic closets.

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The Astonishing Color of After

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - This is a very special book. John green, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, and family, love, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down A stunning, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng. Leigh chen sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. Emily X. R. And as she grieves, axel, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, her mother was taking her own life.

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In her search, uncovering family secrets, she winds up chasing after ghosts, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents.

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Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

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Broadway Books #ad - Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, social visionary Charlotte Perkins Gilman, essayist Maeve Brennan, tenacity, and flair for drama have emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms: columnist Neith Boyce, poet Edna St. Using her own experiences as a starting point, weaving together the past and present to examine why­ she—along with over 100 million American women, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried.

This unprecedented demographic shift, Bolick explains, is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood, nor appreciated. Bolick offers us a way back into our own lives—a chance to see those splendid years when we were young and unencumbered, or middle-aged and finally left to our own devices, for what they really are: unbounded and our own to savor.

Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own #ad - From the Hardcover edition. By animating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down, and having it all, are timeless—the crucible upon which all thoughtful women have tried for centuries to forge a good life. Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is both an unreservedly inquisitive memoir and a broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities within ourselves to live authentically.

A new york times book review notable book“Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence. So begins spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Vincent millay, and novelist Edith Wharton.

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