Liz reviews THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson, reading here 5/22.
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The Family Fang (Kevin Wilson) Pretty good story..unique premise - you will NOT believe these parents and what they put their kids through for ART
#booktofilm The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson What it's about: Two siblings from a family of performance artists have to learn to live in the real world. Who's starring: Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman are playing the siblings, with Bateman directing.
The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson The Family Fang is as close as anyone has ever gotten to writing a Wes Anderson movie in novel form, which should sell you right off the bat. The book follows the children of two conceptual performance artists (who have, to the best of their abilities, turned their entire lives into works of art) searching for their missing parents, who may or may not have disappeared on purpose.
Kevin Wilson's novel, "The Family Fang" is similar to The Royal Tenenbaums in that it's a tale about a quirky, flawed family. Both parents are performance artists who will do anything in the name of art, even subject their children to become art pieces. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/08/138898032/a-delightful-portrait-of-the-screwball-family-fang / “Conventional lives are the perfect refuge if you are a terrible artist.” http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780061579035/kevin-wilson/family-fang
2012: The Family Fang, by Kevin Wilson. We all think our families are weird but meeting the Family Fang will put things in perspective. Camille and Caleb Fang are performance artists who have been incorporating their long-suffering children Annie and Buster into their work. There’s little wonder that Child A (Annie) and B (Buster) are a bit screwed up in adulthood. The two younger Fangs are thrown together again when their parents go missing. Is this just another one of their stunts?
The Family Fang - Kevin Wilson. If you liked The Royal Tenenbaums, give this a try.
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The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives Historical fiction but Louise Brooks is a real person who became a silent film star.
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty is on my summer reading list. Actually, my summer listening list. (I have the audiobook) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594487014/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UA5cqb1TG4BA6
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. Historical fiction about a woman who was chaperone to dancer/movie actress Louise Brooks. I can't wait to read this. Reviewers say if you liked Rules of Civility you will like this.
"The Chaperone," Laura Moriarty. Lovely book; quick read but thought-provoking regarding social issues in the '20s and today.
'The Chaperone' by Laura Moriarty: A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives.
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty Historical fiction about a woman who was chaperone to dancer/movie actress Louise Brooks. Well written, and an interesting look at how women were expected to behave in that time period.
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. Possible book club selection. . .
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"For those of you who are wary of a graphic novel, let me put you at ease: Alison Bechdel’s tragicomic is for the truest of literary lovers, as she explains her relationship with her father through their mutual love of books and the art of storytelling. This book is first and foremost a daughter’s retelling of history, with Bechdel’s illustrations as complement and guide." - Lauren Araujo
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Fun House by Alison Bechdel - I have never read a lot of comic books, but this one I could not let go of. It is a very good (and in some way touching) autobiography.
A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
One of the books on the required reading list for my feminist literary theory class in grad school - Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic: Alison Bechdel - an autobiographical graphic memoir of the author's relationship with her dad. As an added bonus the author had just come out as a lesbian when her father stole her thunder by admitting he was also gay...then he died. Equal parts raw, funny, and poignant. A surprising like for me. I'm now on the hunt for anything else she has written. (read 2013)
Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic / Alison Bechdel. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian house, a third-generation funeral home director, a high school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with male students and a family babysitter. Graphic Novel/Bechdel. 2007. Nonfiction Winner - 2007.
Article about the controversy sparked by the appearance of graphic novelist Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" in incoming freshmen's reading lists at the College of Charleston (SC). The South Carolina House of Representatives cut funding to the school because the novel displays same-sex relationships. Link here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/61201-bechdel-reacts-to-fun-home-controversy-in-so-carolina.html
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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel (graphic novel) One of the best graphic novels ever. "In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve."
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The only time i get a chance to read is when I'm on the airplane. When I go on work trips I swear I pack half my suitcase with new books. Read this one on my way to Fl and loved it b/c it reminds me of my family TheShoemakers Wife....Adriana Trigiani
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The Shoemaker's Wife-Haven't read, but love this author, it will go on my "to read" list!!
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani - one of my favorite authors. A great read
The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani, Incredible read!!
The Shoemaker's Wife, Adriana Trigiani Such a great read!
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A poignant and stirring debut about family, grief and guilt.
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx. My favorite nonfiction book ever.
One of my favorite books ever. -"Random Family" is a look at a part of our country we would like to think does not exist. But, it does and the awareness of it sears."
For my uni sts: Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0743254430/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_OfW4qb15T47PS
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November 2013's eccentric pick: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
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Random Family... book club read. Indifferent. No happy ending, real life.
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This is a great book if you are looking for ideas on how to connect with your kids or just become closer as a family.
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Gone Girl | IndieBound One of my favorites this year, a dark, twisted, wildly entertaining look inside a marriage.
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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn will have your book club at the edge of their seat! Check it our here at Prince Books!
Gone Girl - read this and Sharp Objects this weekend. Couldn't put either down and now I have a headache. Never have I read a book that left me feeling as unsatisfyingly satisfied as Gone Girl.
Gone Girl - Loved it. Union Ave. Books has it!
definitely on my to read list
Gone Girl- reading this now!
America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money: Your Guide to Living Better, Spending Less, and Cashing in on Your Dreams
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Great Book with Money Saving Tips ~ Each chapter has a different money-saving theme, which means you can easily find what you’re looking for.
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America's Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides. I'm not sure where I saw this book recommended, but I got it out of the library thinking it'd be another one of those books/articles that proclaims you'll find 25 new ways to save money - when all it tells you is to clip coupons and buy things on sale (things I already do). However, I was very pleasantly surprised to find new ideas and many things that would never have occurred to me. I think anyone can learn from this book.
"On Chesil Beach is the story of a wedding night stripped of contrivances and idealism. Florence and Edward, both virgins, approach the consummation with brilliantly written anxieties toward what they are expected to do, how they are expected to do it, and how the hell they are to get to it in the first place. The build-up, a hilarious and painful tapestry of awkward "I love you"s and much bush-beating, leads to one of the more unforgettable endings in English literature." - Tristan Hickey
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A young couple on their honeymoon is the basis for this story by the author of Atonement. Oh that they could go back and do things differently - it would change the rest of their lives.
On Chesil Beach; Ian Mcewan. He is so good about addressing taboos and is always terribly engaging and intimate.
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307386171/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ozEftb17Y87MQ39K Mentioned in the book, "The End of Your Life Book Club"
A recollection of a young couple on the disastrous first night of their marriage. They are both virgins and, in equal parts, excited and terrified of what will follow. McEwan is the master of the millisecond that changes one's life.
A sad, sad story....not a favorite, yet I'll never forget it! On Chesil Beach: Ian McEwan: 9780307386175: Amazon.com: Books
Love his books, but always need a lighter read following one! http://www.amazon.com/On-Chesil-Beach-Ian-McEwan/dp/0307386171/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8=1336773004=8-8
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, first mentioned on page 16 of The End of Your Life Book Club (sex?!)
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"It took eighteen years for Ben Fountain to publish this PEN/Hemingway Award-winning collection of short stories. In that time, he made more than 30 trips to Haiti (where three of his stories take place), and also set himself to a disciplined creative process that honed a singular talent we won't soon forget. Do me a favor: Grab a copy and one of our chairs and read the first story (or as much of it as you've time to). Then see if you can put it back." - Tristan Hickey
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Brief Encounters with Che Guevara - Kindle edition by Ben Fountain. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught -- to both disastrous and hilarious effect -- in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them.
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Wonderful short-story collection by Ben Fountain.
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"Jon Ronson is the funniest name in nonfiction today. His ability to gain rapport with some of the strangest, scariest, loveliest people in the world is simply amazing, and the stories that grow from these relationships are filled with such humorous, piercing insight as has not been seen since Mencken (though Ronson is much sweeter)." - Tristan Hickey
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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries by Jon Ronson http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MG1GAW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_anqSvb057BZZN
Ronson investigates the strange things we are willing to believe in, from lifelike robots programmed with the personalities of our loved ones to indigo children to hyper successful spiritual healers. He looks at ordinary lives that take on extraordinary perspectives, for instance a pop singer whose greatest passion is the coming alien invasion, and the scientist designated to greet those aliens when they arrive.
The book cover displayed here is a simplistic graphic design that stimulates the viewer’s perception of the narrative folded within. This is effective as it communicates both the title of the story and the imagery harmoniously through pieces of ephemeral objects. The use of unaligned paper creates ocean motion, using a soft palette of colours to represent layers of circumstances, emotions and characteristics suggesting a softer nature to the book then meets the eye.
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"This is an important point: I would not have thought that a book about the slums of Mumbai would engage me to the point that I would be oblivious to the possibility of my own death. Boo gets deep into the personalities of the people she follows. She paints a story of poverty, humanity, limitless corruption, and yet somehow manages to keep her touch light enough to make it bearable." - Ann Patchett
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Katherine Boo spent more than three years (from late 2007 to early 2011) observing life in the slum of Annawadi. First book of 2013. This will be my book club read in August. What others are saying: What is remarkable about Behind the Beautiful Forevers is how invisible Katherine Boo is from the narrative.
Katherine Boo wrote the National Book Award Winner Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity after three years of reporting. The narrative nonfiction piece reveals insights into the lives of Mumbai families, plus the inequality that's shaped their reality.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers. "Winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction. In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human."
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity--2012 National Book Award for Best Non-Fiction
I am excited to see that Behind the Beautiful Forevers has won the 2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction! My book club is currently reading this.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. Getting my 2013 reading list together.
Beyond the Beautiful Forevers-Katherine Boo-2012 National Book Award for Nonfiction
behind the beautiful forevers. on my to-read list.
In my pile of books to read ASAP!
"Wright's book does what great nonfiction should do -- it tells a story better than fiction. If you're looking for another bash book, look elsewhere, but if you want an interesting subset of American religion looked at in fairness and detail, you will not be able to put down GOING CLEAR." - Tristan Hickey
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Nonfiction Book Review: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. Knopf, $28.95 (432p) ISBN 978-0-30...
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright FEB 2014 - Hyde Park Book Club Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists
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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief - by Lawrence Wright. Based on more than 200 personal interviews with current and former Scientologists and years of archival research, Wright uncovers the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
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Book review: ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief’ by Lawrence Wright - The Washington Post
Going Clear A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack, the Looming Tower. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists
Going Clear: SCIENTOLOGY hollywood, and the Prison of Belief -A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack, the Looming Tower. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief / Lawrence Wright ~ A clear-sighted revelation and penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack. Based 200+ personal interviews w/current & former Scientologists--famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Wright uses his investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
"A writer's style and energy are one. When the latter runs out, the newest masterpiece/classic/whatever is a tour-de-force of torture, and closing the dud's pages comes just short of coaxing a sigh from the book itself. I'm pleased to report that Junot Diaz is not one of those writers, and THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER is not one of those books." - Tristan Hickey
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This is How You Loser Her by Junot Diaz "Yunior, the macho, love-seeking protagonist from Drown returns in the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s new short story collection. In unapologetic, sizzling prose that reads like poetry, Diaz explores the irresistible, ferocious, and enduring power of love." (LJ 7/15/12)—Shelley Diaz Assistant Editor, School Library Journal book review
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz - "the stories in This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. A Pulitzer Prize winner turns his prodigious talent to the haunting, impossible power of love. Hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts.
From Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz, This is How You Lose Her, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as a notable book of 2012, is available at Queens Library. #books #libraries
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This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz. This is the 02/13 book club pick. Excited!
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz is my new favorite book. He's so talented!
This Is How You Lose Her By Junot Diaz Saw this on an Autumn book list today!
on the TO READ list!! Junot Diaz
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