Автор: McCracken Elizabeth Название: Thunderstruck & Other Stories ISBN: 0812987675 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812987676 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE - LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post -San Francisco Chronicle - O: The Oprah Magazine - The Miami Herald - Publishers Weekly - Kirkus Reviews
Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House--finalist for the National Book Award--comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken's fiction to be hailed as "exquisite" (The New York Times Book Review), "funny and heartbreaking" (The Boston Globe), and "a true marvel" (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In "Property," selected by Geraldine Brooks for The Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In "Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey," the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In "The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston," the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy--an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent--that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive. Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers. Praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories "Restorative, unforgettable . . . a powerful testament to the scratchy humor and warm intelligence of McCracken's writing."--Sylvia Brownrigg, The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) " A] bewitching and wise collection . . . playful, even joyful."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Stunningly beautiful . . . brilliantly moving . . . Moments of joy and pure magic flicker and pitch-perfect humor acts as a furtive SOS signal through the fog of loss."--Los Angeles Times "Each of Thunderstruck's nine stories is a storm: delightful and destructive, packed with electricity, fascinating to watch unfold."--Salon "The stories here are brilliant, funny and heartbreaking. . . . Elizabeth McCracken is a national treasure."--Paul Harding, The Wall Street Journal "Pure delight: one lyrical, impeccably constructed sentence after another."--Chicago Tribune "Beautifully wrought . . . As painstaking as a watchmaker, McCracken disassembles life down to its smallest parts."--The Boston Globe
Автор: McCracken Timothy Название: Dumfriesshire in the Great War ISBN: 1473823072 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781473823075 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1194 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Describes impacts of the Great War on a region of Southern Scotland. The study contributes to the understanding of the impact of the First World War on country areas. Thematic chapters explore areas such as recruitment, voluntary medical service and commemoration.
Автор: McCracken Elizabeth Название: Thunderstruck & Other Stories ISBN: 0224099523 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780224099523 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1442 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A story collection that navigates the fragile space between love and loneliness. It includes `Property`, wherein, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord`s possessions.
Автор: Dowd, Llewellyn, McCracken, Phil Название: Jokes for Blokes ISBN: 0091940443 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091940447 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1103 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A collection of jokes.
Автор: McCracken Elizabeth Название: Thunderstruck & Other Stories ISBN: 0099592975 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099592976 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 763 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Features nine stories that navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In this title, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord`s possessions.
Автор: Mccracken, Elizabeth Название: The Giant`s House ISBN: 0385340893 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385340892 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The year is 1950, and in a small town on Cape Cod twenty-six-year-old librarian Peggy Cort feels like love and life have stood her up. Until the day James Carlson Sweatt-the "over-tall" eleven-year-old boy who's the talk of the town-walks into her library and changes her life forever. Two misfits whose lonely paths cross at the circulation desk, Peggy and James are odd candidates for friendship, but nevertheless they soon find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted. In James, Peggy discovers the one person who's ever really understood her, and as he grows-six foot five at age twelve, then seven feet, then eight-so does her heart and their most singular romance.
Автор: Mccracken, Elizabeth Название: Niagara Falls All Over Again ISBN: 0385336489 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385336482 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: By turns graceful and knowing, funny and moving, Niagara Falls All Over Again is the latest masterwork by National Book Award finalist and author of The Giant's House, Elizabeth McCracken. Spanning the waning years of vaudeville and the golden age of Hollywood, Niagara Falls All Over Again chronicles a flawed, passionate friendship over thirty years, weaving a powerful story of family and love, grief and loss. In it, McCracken introduces her most singular and affecting hero: Mose Sharp--son, brother, husband, father, friend ... and straight man to the fat guy in baggy pants who utterly transforms his life. To the paying public, Mose Sharp was the arch, colorless half of the comedy team Carter and Sharp. To his partner, he was charmed and charming, a confirmed bachelor who never failed at love and romance. To his father and sisters, Mose was a prodigal son. And in his own heart and soul, he would always be a boy who once had a chance to save a girl's life--a girl who would be his first, and greatest, loss. Born into a Jewish family in small-town Iowa, the only boy among six sisters, Mose Sharp couldn't leave home soon enough. By sixteen Mose had already joined the vaudeville circuit. But he knew one thing from the start: "I needed a partner," he recalls. "I had always needed a partner." Then, an ebullient, self-destructive comedian named Rocky Carter came crashing into his life--and a thirty-year partnership was born. But as the comedy team of Carter and Sharp thrived from the vaudeville backwaters to Broadway to Hollywood, a funny thing happened amid the laughter: It was Mose who had all the best lines offstage. Rocky would go through money, women, and wives in his restless search for love; Mose would settle down to a family life marked by fragile joy and wrenching tragedy. And soon, cracks were appearing in their complex relationship ... until one unforgivable act leads to another and a partnership begins to unravel. In a novel as daring as it is compassionate, Elizabeth McCracken introduces an indelibly drawn cast of characters--from Mose's Iowa family to the vagabond friends, lovers, and competitors who share his dizzying journey--as she deftly explores the fragile structures that underlie love affairs and friendships, partnerships and families. An elegiac and uniquely American novel, Niagara Falls All Over Again is storytelling at its finest--and powerful proof that Elizabeth McCracken is one of the most dynamic and wholly original voices of her generation.
Автор: Mccracken, Ann Название: How to get back your mojo ISBN: 1911425064 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781911425069 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1194 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Scientist Ann McCracken believes she has found a way to get your MoJo back on Monday morning, or indeed any other day of the week. In this inventive new book, she brings her scientific and medical research background to simplify recent leaps in knowledge of Neuroscience which have clarified the mind-body connection.
Автор: Kinoshita, Sharon Mccracken, Peggy Название: Marie de france: a critical companion ISBN: 1843843730 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843843733 Издательство: Boydell & Brewer Рейтинг: Цена: 2491 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Marie de France is the author of some of the most influential and important works to survive from the middle ages; arguably best-known for her Lais, she also translated Aesop's Fables (the Ysopë), and wrote the Espurgatoire seint Patriz (St Patrick's Purgatory), based on a Latin text. The aim of this Companion is both to provide information on what can be gleaned of her life, and on her poetry, and to rethink standard questions of interpretation, through topics with special relevance to medieval literature and culture. The variety of perspectives used highlights both the unity of Marie's oeuvre and the distinctiveness of the individual texts. After situating her writings in their Anglo-Norman political, linguistic, and literary context, this volume considers her treatment of questions of literary composition in relation to the circulation, transmission, and interpretation of her works. Her social and historical engagements are illuminated by the prominence of feudal vocabulary, while her representation of movement across different geographical and imaginary spaces opens a window on plot construction. Repetition and variation are considered as a narrative technique within Marie's work, and as a cultural practice linking her texts to a network of twelfth-century textual traditions. The Conclusion, on the posterity of her oeuvre, combines a consideration of manuscript context with the ways in which later authors rewrote Marie's works. Sharon Kinoshita is Professor of Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz; Peggy McCracken is Professor of French, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Автор: Mccracken, John Название: History of malawi ISBN: 1847010644 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847010643 Издательство: Boydell & Brewer Рейтинг: Цена: 2491 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the first comprehensive history of Malawi during the colonial period. Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources, John McCracken places the history of Malawi within the context of its pre-colonial past. The book examines the way in which British people, starting with David Livingstone, followed by the pioneer Scottish Presbyterian missionaries and including soldiers, speculators, colonial officials and politicians, played an influential part in shaping Malawi. But even more important is the story of how Malawian people responded to the intrusion of colonialism and imperialism and the role they played in the dissolution of the colonial state. There is much here on resistance to colonial occupation, including religious-inspired revolt, on the shaping of the colonial economy, on the influence of Christian missions and on the growth of a powerful popular nationalism that contained within it the seeds of a new authoritarianism. But space is also given to less mainstream activities: the creation of dance societies, the eruption of witchcraft eradication movements and the emergence of football as a popular national sport. In particular, the book seeks to demonstrate the interrelationship between environmental and economic change and the impact these forces had on a poverty-stricken yet resilient Malawian peasantry. John McCracken is Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Stirling University. He has taught at University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, University College of Dar es Salaam and was Professor and Head of the Department of History at Chancellor College, University of Malawi from 1980-83 and returned as Visiting Professor in 2009. John McCracken was awarded ASAUK's Distinguished Africanist Award in 2008.
Автор: Mccracken, Kristin Название: 101 Things To Do Before You Tu ISBN: 0425202364 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780425202364 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mccracken, Elizabeth Название: Giant`s house ISBN: 0099739917 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099739913 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 763 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Set in a small town on Cape Cod in 1950, this tells of the relationship between Peggy Cort, a 28-year-old librarian, and James Carlson Sweatt, an "over-tall" 11-year-old. They are odd candidates for friendship, but they still find their lives entwined in ways that neither one could have predicted.
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