Judging a Book By Its Lover

A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere
Author: Lauren Leto
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062070150
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
View: 7328
“Leto is as funny as she is well-read; a delight for bibliophiles and wannabes alike.” —Wylie Overstreet, author of The History of the World According to Facebook Lauren Leto, humor blogger and co-author of Texts from Last Night, now offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere. Judging a Book by Its Lover is like a literary Sh*t My Dad Says—an unrelentingly witty and delightfully irreverent guide to the intricate world of passionate literary debate, at once skewering and celebrating great writers, from Dostoevsky to Ayn Rand to Jonathan Franzen, and all the people who read them. This provocative, smart, and addictively funny tome arose out of Leto’s popular “book porn” blog posts, and it will delight and outrage literature fans, readers of Stuff White People Like and I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar—people obsessed with literary culture and people fed up with literary culture—in equal measure.

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction
Author: Nickianne Moody
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351924672
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
View: 2117
How do books attract their readers? This collection takes a closer look at book covers and their role in promoting sales and shaping readers' responses. Judging a Book by Its Cover brings together leading scholars, many with experience in the publishing industry, who examine the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, and grounding their discussions historically and methodologically, the contributors address key themes in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business studies related to globalisation, the correlation between text and image, identity politics, and reader reception. Topics include book covers and the internet bookstore; the links between books, the music industry, and film; literary prizes and the selling of books; subcultures and sales of young adult fiction; the cover as a signifier of literary value; and the marketing of ethnicity and lesbian pulp fiction. This exciting collection opens a new field of enquiry for scholars of book history, literature, media and communication studies, marketing, and cultural studies.

Modern Dating: A Field Guide

Author: Chiara Atik
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460312066
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 208
View: 8132
From the creators of the popular online dating site HowAboutWe.com comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world. The single woman is having a moment. In the worlds of work, personal finances, and education, women are more successful than ever before. When it comes to dating, they're happy to take their time exploring lots of different relationships before deciding if they want to settle down. Women today, like the generations of women before them, want to fall in love. But they want it to happen organically, at its own pace, and with the right person. Rather than listing a set of "rules," Modern Dating offers advice on modern challenges, like how to send a relatively unembarrassing sext, how to create a failproof first date idea, and how to make sure you're getting into a relationship for the right reasons. Instead of telling you How to Win a Husband in Just 3 Easy Steps!, it will gently guide you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like, from one-night stands, to confusing texts and emails, to your first online date. Frank, funny, and totally relatable, this is a book that really gets at how women are dating today—the ideal travel companion for your dating life. The only rule is that there are no rules, but this book will be there for guidance, or just for laughs, every step of the way.


A Novel
Author: Jamie Kornegay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476750904
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 6096
In this darkly comic, “promising debut from an assured new voice in Southern fiction” (Library Journal), an idealistic young farmer moves his family to a Mississippi flood basin, suffers financial ruin—and becomes increasingly paranoid he’s being framed for murder. It all begins with a simple dream. An ambitious young environmental scientist hopes to establish a sustainable farm on a small patch of land nestled among the Mississippi hills. Jay Mize convinces his wife Sandy to move their six-year-old son away from town and to a rich and lush parcel where Jacob could run free and Jay could pursue the dream of a new and progressive agriculture for the twenty-first century. Within a year he’d be ruined. When the corpse appears on his family’s property, Jay is convinced he’s being set up. And so beings a journey into a maze of misperceptions and personal obsessions, as the farmer, his now-estranged wife, a predatory deputy, and a backwoods wanderer, all try to uphold a personal sense of honor. By turns hilarious and darkly disturbing, Soil traces one man’s apocalypse to its epic showdown in the Mississippi mudflats. “The Coen brothers meets Flannery O’Connor. It’s definitely Gothic, it’s definitely dark, but at the same time, it is hilarious and heartbreaking” (Kyle Jones, NPR). Drawing on elements of classic Southern noir, dark comedy, and modern dysfunction, Jamie Kornegay’s novel is about the gravitational pull of one man’s apocalypse and the hope that maybe, just maybe, he can be reeled in from the brink. “Dig your hands into this Soil to find gutty and peppery writing, an almost recklessly bold imagination, audacious empathy, and a story so twisty and volatile that nearly every turn feels electrifyingly unexpected” (Jonathan Miles, award-winning author of Want Not and Dear American Airlines).

Everyone Has a Story to Tell . . .

Author: Carlethia Williams
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479722235
Category: Poetry
Page: 253
View: 4715
Whats Your Story? Have you ever told someone something that youve never told anyone? Have you or someone youve known ever discussed something youve heard about someone else? Have you ever loved, hurt or experienced something that seemed to have caught you by surprise? Did you answer yes to any of these questions? Of course you did. Well, this is a poetic composition based on life occurrences that you may have either gone through, or know of someone who can relate to at least one page. An easy read that will catch you with its appeal, then again it may be hard to swallow. Enclosed with deception, truth, betrayal, hardship and triumph ... take your pick. A collection of rhythmic tales of situations and circumstances that will entertain, amuse, inspire and touch its readers. Enjoy!

The Making of a Bestseller

From Author to Reader
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786406630
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
View: 6636
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's career itself is a metaphor for the vagaries of book publishing. If Fitzgerald would have had his way, we would today refer to The Great Gatsby as either Gold-Hatted Gatsby, Trimalchio in West Egg, or The High-Bouncing Lover. A few years before Gatsby, Fitzgerald had become a literary sensation at the age of 23; Helen Hooven Santmyer, a contemporary of Fitzgerald's, would not have a successful novel published until she was 88 and living in a nursing home. In this book, the author explores that mysterious place in publishing where art and commerce can either clash, mesh, or both. Along the way, a wide range of authors--from the literary greats to today's commercial superstars--editors, agents and publishers share their thoughts, insights and experiences: What inspires writers? (John Steinbeck, for example, wrote every novel as if it were his last, as if death were imminent.) Why are some books successful and appreciated, while others fall into oblivion? The answers are often elusive, never absolute, but the stories and anecdotes are always fascinating.

La última carta de amor

Author: Jojo Moyes
ISBN: 8491293000
Category: Fiction
Page: 504
View: 3765
Una cautivadora novela para románticos que evoca una década llena de encanto y elegancia, por la autora de Yo antes de ti. En 1960, Jennifer se despierta en un hospital de Londres. No recuerda nada. Ni el accidente de coche que la ha llevado allí, ni a su marido, ni su propio nombre. Hasta que regresa a casa y por azar encuentra una carta escondida. Así comienza a recordar al amante por el que estaba dispuesta a arriesgarlo todo. En 2003, Ellie busca entre los archivos del periódico para el que trabaja inspiración para una nueva historia. Pero lo que descubre es una carta escrita cuarenta años antes en la que un hombre le pide a su amante que abandone a su marido. Ellie no puede evitar sentirse atrapada por la intriga de este romance del pasado, a pesar o quizá a causa de que ella misma está viviendo una aventura con un hombre casado. Está decidida a conocer la suerte que corrió esta historia de amor, secretamente confiando en que inspire su propio final feliz. Porque el poder de unas palabras puede acabar con un romance... o reavivar un amor perdido. La crítica ha dicho: «Una novela fabulosa, emotiva y evocadora, y perfecta para amantes de Mad Men.» Sophie Kinsella, autora de Loca por las compras «Una historia de amor de conexiones perdidas y recompensas tardías que es puro romance... Magistral.» Kirkus Reviews «Una novela totalmente absorbente y deliciosamente romántica.» Daily Telegraph «Una cautivadora historia de amor en dos tiempos... La última carta de amor es en sí misma una carta de amor al desaparecido arte de los mensajes escritos a mano.» Bookpage «Una novela maravillosamente romántica que se convertirá en una lectura compulsiva.» Independent on Sunday «Esta historia de pasión y oportunidades perdidas (con un giro que le da una nueva perspectiva cuarenta años después)es deslumbrante.» Parade «Con personajes reales y complicados y una trama emocionalmente compleja La última carta de amor es absolutamente romántica y esperanzadora.» Chicago Tribune «Cargada de emociones reales... Una historia genuinamente cautivadora que tiene mucho que decir en este mundo actual más acelerado y menos elegante.» Publishers Weekly

Education; or, Elizabeth, her Lover and Husband. A tale for 1817, etc

Author: Eliza TAYLOR
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6948

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions: August 2007 Issue

Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org).
Author: David South, Writer
Publisher: DSConsulting
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 8
View: 984
Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006.

Noche de humo

Author: Eve Bunting,Gloria Andújar
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152019464
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
View: 2518
When the Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the value of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality.


Author: San Agustín
Publisher: Ediciones Brontes
ISBN: 8415999178
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 333
Obra escrita en latín por San Agustín hacia el año 400. Se trata de una de las mejores autobiografías “íntimas” de todos los tiempos, cuyo despliegue muestra la ascensión del espíritu del autor en su peregrinar por la vida, desde su infancia, hasta su conversión al cristianismo en el 387. Su originalidad y grandeza expositiva son admirables, así como su autopenetración psicológica hasta el punto de mostrarse el más humano de todos los santos.

Scufflers' Anonymous

Author: Monet Delano McEachin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595293638
Category: Fiction
Page: 364
View: 1078
A masterpiece cinematic saga of two brothers and their vivid trek on theirs destined paths. Deshaun: young, intelligent, poetic and focused on his chose of college referrals. He is bitten by the love bug. And torn between two girls his infatuation puts him up against a crosstown rival that would decide whether or not he enters a university of chose or an early grave pushing up daisies. Moses Megeche: a twenty-five year old kingpin who controls the most feared street crew in the city. He is the most highly respected dealer in the area with a dope connection that stem all the way from Miami, Florida. Pursed by two persistent FBI agents for a drug related murder, he get incarcerated due to a consequence diamond robbery after a task force raid turn up an illegal hand gun. The lessons he learns in prison is the lessons that will decide his fate.

The Book-lover

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 483

The Analytical Review, Or History of Literature, Domestic and Foreign, on an Enlarged Plan

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 4110
Containing scientific abstracts of important and interesting works, published in English; a general account of such as are of less consequence, with short characters; notices, or reviews of valuable foreign books; criticisms on new pieces of music and works of art; and the literary intelligence of Europe, &c.

Judging Obscenity

A Critical History of Expert Evidence
Author: Christopher Nowlin
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773525181
Category: Law
Page: 285
View: 5697
In Judging Obscenity Christopher Nowlin examines expert evidence in North American obscenity trials and reveals how little consensus there is among those who purport to know best about the nature of artistic representation, human sexuality, and the psychological and behavioral effects of reading, writing, or watching explicit sexual narratives and imagery.

Días sin final

Author: Barry, Sebastian
Publisher: Grupo Editorial Patria
ISBN: 6075500634
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 280
View: 2175
Thomas McNulty, un jovencito irlandés víctima de la hambruna que azota su país, viaja a Estados Unidos y se une al ejército que combatirá a los nativos americanos y a negros en cruentas guerras, como la de Secesión. La narración de McNulty está llena de detalles violentos y mantiene una marcada empatía con los aborígenes, pero también se escucha el eco de su voz que reclama un espacio para él y el amor de su vida: John Cole. Días sin final se puede considerar como la construcción de una particular idea de familia, que muchos considerarían disfuncional pero que Barry describe como algo natural y armonioso, perfectamente plausible. El que Thomas y John Cole adopten a una niña sioux a mediados del siglo XIX y en el salvaje Oeste nos sirve para entender que se oponían a adaptarse a las convenciones de su época, como si ambos hubieran aprendido que vivir es un acto de resistencia.

Italian Post-Neorealist Cinema

Author: Luca Barattoni
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748650938
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 288
View: 2875
This book brings to the surface the lines of experimentation and artistic renewal appearing after the exhaustion of Neorealism, mapping complex areas of interest such as the emergence of ethical concerns, the relationship between ideology and representati

Medio sol amarillo (edición especial limitada)

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
ISBN: 843972859X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 5664
Medio sol amarillo es una novela épica y magistral, que cuestiona el colonialismo, las alianzas étnicas y la responsabilidad moral de un conflicto, el de Nigeria, apoyado por las potencias mundiales. -Edición especial limitada con prólogo de Lina Meruane- Medio sol amarillo recrea un período de la historia contemporánea de África: la lucha de Biafra por conseguir una república independiente de Nigeria, y la consecuente guerra civil que segó la vida de miles de personas. Con gran empatía y la naturalidad de una narradora comprometida, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recrea la vida de tres personajes atrapados en las turbulencias de la década: el joven Ugwu, empleado de la casa de un profesor universitario de ideas revolucionarias; Olanna, la hermosa mujer del profesor, que por amor ha abandonado su privilegiada vida en Lagos para residir en una polvorienta ciudad, y Richard, un joven y tímido inglés que está enamorado de la hermana de Olanna, una mujer misteriosa que renuncia a comprometerse con nadie. A medida que las tropas nigerianas avanzan, los protagonistas de esta historia deben defender sus creencias y reafirmar sus lealtades. Reseñas: «Una novela extraordinaria.» J.M. Coetzee «Una novela importante, con muchos logros a nivel estilístico y una maestría indiscutible a la hora de recrear una guerra. Es una lección de historia en forma de novela, evocativa y absorbente.» Publishers Weekly «Adichie dota a sus personajes de vida y de profundidad en el marco de una guerra cruel. En manos de una escritora de esta talla, se convierte en una lección de historia inolvidable.» The Arizona Republic «Medio sol amarillo es la segunda novela de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, escritora que todavía no tiene treinta años y promete ser una de las grandes. Es difícil resumir todos sus logros en pocas palabras; la prosa es admirable, con una capacidad decimonónica de recrear una historia en todo su esplendor, con inteligencia para manejar el tema de la guerra y el amor sin que la novela se descomponga ni en una sola página. Lo que hace esta escritora es literatura clásica, en el mejor de los sentidos.» Will Blythe, Elle

New England Stationer and Printer

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Stationery
Page: N.A
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The Book of Kane

Author: Karl Edward Wagner
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057509639X
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 7175
Collects five occult tales about Kane, red-haired and left-handed mighty being: • Reflections for the Winter of My Soul (1973) • Misericorde (1983) • The Other One (1977) • Sing a Last Song of Valdese (1976) • Raven's Eyrie (1977)