Publisher’s weekly called ethan canin’s for kings and Planets “Masterful … a classic parable of the human condition, ” and the same can be said about Carry Me Across the Water. At the defining moments that reveal character and shape fate — a shocking encounter with a japanese soldier in a cave during World War II, during which his beloved wife mysteriously wanders off, a vacation in Barbados, the audacious decision to start a brewery in Pittsburgh and a violent reaction against threats to its independent success, the birth of his grandson — August’s instincts are determinative in a way that illuminates how lives unfold at the deepest levels.
For Kings and Planets: A NovelRandom House - Ethan canin is one of America's finest writers. He has been called "brilliant" by the los Angeles Times, "a tremendous talent" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "dazzling" by Walker Percy. The bestselling author of the palace Thief and Emperor of the Air now gives us this stunning new novel, For Kings and Planets.
Years later, orno tarcher would think of his days in New York as a seduction. A seduction and a near miss, the taxicabs, a time when his memory of the world around him --the shining stone stairwells, the sea of nighttime lights--was glinting and of heroic proportion. Like a dream. So begins this remarkable novel about the lives of two young men and the women they love.
Orno tarcher arrives in new york City from a small town in Missouri, feeling unsophisticated and disadvantaged by his family's bedrock values. He meets marshall emerson, the charismatic gem of a worldly family, a seductive and brilliant New Yorker who is revealed, as time passes, to be bent on destruction.
For Kings and Planets: A Novel - The novel explores with depth and sophistication the conflicts of character at the heart of every life, the tension between rivalry and friendship, fathers and sons, the desire for grandeur and the lure of normalcy, love and betrayal. For kings and planets is the story of a man who thinks of himself as moral, deception, who tests his character against power, and seduction.
It is also the story of a friendship fractured by love. For kings and planets is a remarkable achievement, another fiction classic by the writer who has been called "a worthy successor to.
America America: A NovelRandom House - In the early 1970s, corey sifter, the son of working-class parents, becomes a yard boy on the grand estate of the powerful Metarey family. Before long, corey finds himself involved with one of the Metarey daughters as well, and he begins to leave behind the world of his upbringing. As the bonwiller campaign gains momentum, and gratitude conflict with morality, politics, love, Corey finds himself caught up in a complex web of events in which loyalty, sex, and the truth.
Ethan canin’s stunning novel is about America as it was and is, a remarkable exploration of how vanity, greatness, and tragedy combine to change history and fate. Soon, through the family’s generosity, he is a student at a private boarding school and an aide to the great New York senator Henry Bonwiller, who is running for president.
OhioSimon & Schuster - Set over the course of a single evening, Ohio toggles between the perspectives of these unforgettable characters as they unearth dark secrets, revisit old regrets and uncover—and compound—bitter betrayals. There’s bill ashcraft, drug-abusing young activist whose flailing ambitions have taken him from cambodia to zuccotti park to post-bp new orleans, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he’s tried desperately to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, and now back home with a mysterious package strapped to the undercarriage of his truck; Stacey Moore, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, whose disappearance spurs the mystery at the heart of the novel; Dan Eaton, a passionate, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting her family and the mother of her best friend and first love, whose rendezvous with the washed-up captain of the football team triggers the novel’s shocking climax.
. Extraordinary. Beautifully precise. An earnestly ambitious debut. The new york times book review “A wild, angry, and devastating masterpiece of a book.
Emperor of the Air: StoriesMariner Books - Dazzling. . . The award-winning, bestselling debut collection of “beautifully crafted stories” from the acclaimed author of The Doubter’s Almanac Chicago Sun-Times. Capturing a wide range of vivid characters and their unforgettable moments of ache, epiphany, humor, and wisdom, Canin would go on to prove himself as “the most mature and accomplished novelist of his generation” NPR.
At times breathtaking, at other times heartbreaking. Walker percy “A glowing first book. . . An engrossing and unified collection. Matthew gilbert, The Boston Globe. Full of life, rich with personal history, and revelation, plot, the stories in Emperor of the Air are the work of an extraordinarily gifted young writer.
Emperor of the Air: Stories - Highly acclaimed and wildly successful upon its debut, and a rare maturity of observation, humor, Ethan Canin’s now classic collection of nine stories combines exquisite precision, capturing those miraculous moments when life opens up and presents itself to us.
A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache NovelMinotaur Books - In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. What would you do if your child’s killer walked free? And in the tumult, mistakes are made. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned.
But with a daughter of his own, and perhaps unwise, he finds himself developing a profound, empathy for her distraught father. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. Flood waters are rising across the province. Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel…, he resumes the search.
A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel - In the next novel in this “constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves” New York Times Book Review, Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question. It’s gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir.
Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.
City of LightThe Dial Press - The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes “city of light” even more repute. Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls.
Protected by its powerful all-male board, “Miss Barrett” is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. A new york times notable book it is 1901 and buffalo, new york, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. Lulled by her unique relationship with these titans of business, until a mysterious death at the power plant triggers a sequence of events that forces her to return to a past she has struggled to conceal, Louisa feels secure in her position, and to question everything and everyone she holds dear.
City of Light - Both observer and participant, where wealthy “negroes” fight for recognition and equality, Louisa Barrett guides the reader through the culture and conflicts of a time and place where immigrant factory workers and nature conservationists protest violently against industrialists, where presidents broker politics, and where women struggle to thrive in a system that allows them little freedom.
Wrought with remarkable depth and intelligence, City of Light remains a work completely of its own era, and of ours as well. A stirring literary accomplishment, Lauren Belfer's first novel marks the debut of a fresh voice for the new millennium and heralds a major publishing event.
American Spy: A NovelRandom House - . Challenging boundaries is what brave fiction does. The new york times“So much fun. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a sister, a lover, and a good American. Her career has stalled out, she’s overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork.
She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. American spy updates the espionage thriller with blazing originality. Entertainment Weekly“Gutsy. Yes, even though she is still grieving the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place.
American Spy: A Novel - Packed with unforgettable characters, it’s a stunning book, timely as it is timeless. Paul beatty, man booker Prizewinning author of The Sellout. So when she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes.
Like the best of john le Carré, it’s extremely tough to put down. Nprnamed one of the best books of 2019 so far by esquire • vogue • real simplewhat if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI.
In the year that follows, seduce him, Marie will observe Sankara, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. This is a face of the cold War you’ve never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice.
A Doubter's Almanac: A NovelRandom House - New york times bestseller • in this mesmerizing novel, ethan canin, ambition, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the nature of genius, rivalry, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family. Milo andret is born with an unusual mind. He alternately treats math like elegant poetry or infuses it with crackling energy.
The christian science Monitor “Math made beautiful. You come away from the book wanting to reevaluate your choices and your relationships. The delicate networks of emotion and connection that make up a family are illuminated, as if by magic, via his prose. Slate“alternately explosive and deeply interior.
A Doubter's Almanac: A Novel - New york “eight books you Need to Read” “A blazingly intelligent novel. Los angeles times “A beautifully written novel. The new york times book review Editors’ Choice “A book that raises the bar for novelists. Literary hub “no knowledge of proofs or theorems is required to enjoy Ethan Canin’s excellent eighth novel.
. It is a story of how the flame of genius both lights and scorches every generation it touches.
Transcription: A NovelLittle, Brown and Company - A dramatic story of wwii espionage, and loyalty, betrayal, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After LifeIn 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of mi5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying.
Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past.
Transcription: A Novel - But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time.
4 3 2 1: A NovelHenry Holt and Co. - 4 3 2 1 is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force. Family fortunes diverge. Four identical fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Meanwhile, readers will take in each ferguson’s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson’s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson’s life rushes on.
As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. Shortlisted for the man booker prize * * *named a best book of the year by the washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, The Globe and Mail, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, Huffington Post, and The Spectator UK“An epic bildungsroman .
4 3 2 1: A Novel - . Original and complex. A monumental assemblage of competing and complementary fictions, a novel that contains multitudes. Tom perrotta, the new york times Book Review“A stunningly ambitious novel, and a pleasure to read.