๐Ÿ“’ Author : Michael O'Brien
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Ignatius Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-06-14
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 280
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781681497136
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Set in present day Manhattan, The Fool of New York City is the tale of two souls who are considered to be "fools" and "idiots" in the eyes of most people they encounter. One is a literal giant, the other an amnesiac who believes he is the seventeenth-century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, hundreds of years old, aging more slowly than the rest of the human race. Billy the giant briefly suffered from amnesia years ago, and he understands the anguish of those who have lost their identity. He is an apparently simple person, a failed basketball player with an enormous good heart, who takes Francisco under his wing after they meet through a seeming coincidence. Together they undertake the search to discover Francisco's true past. The quest leads them on numerous adventures and into the shrouded realm of hidden memories and the mysterious dimensions of the mind. It is a journey into the ironies and the complexities of human character and destiny.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Michael O'Brien
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Ignatius Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 280
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781621640738
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Set in present day Manhattan, The Fool of New York City is the tale of two souls who are considered to be "fools" and "idiots" in the eyes of most people they encounter. One is a literal giant, the other an amnesiac who believes he is the 17th century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, hundreds of years old, aging more slowly than the rest of the human race. Billy the giant has also briefly suffered from amnesia years ago, and he understands the anguish of those who have lost their identity. He is an apparently simple person, a failed basketball player with an enormous good heart who takes Francisco under his wing after they meet through a seeming coincidence. Together they undertake a laborious search to discover Francisco's true past. The trail leads them to numerous adventures, into the shrouded realm of hidden memories, the ironies and complexities of human character and destiny, of catastrophic evil and of redemption. It is a journey into the mysterious dimensions of the mind. It is about trauma and remembrance in America.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Richard Russo
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Vintage
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011-11-09
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 560
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307809926
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New Yorkโ€”and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty yearsโ€”is a classic American story. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous. Nobodyโ€™s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Julie Satow
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Twelve
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2019-06-04
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 384
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781455566662
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Journalist Julie Satow's thrilling, unforgettable history of how one illustrious hotel has defined our understanding of money and glamour, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to today's Billionaire Row. From the moment in 1907 when New York millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt strode through the Plaza Hotel's revolving doors to become its first guest, to the afternoon in 2007 when a mysterious Russian oligarch paid a record price for the hotel's largest penthouse, the eighteen-story white marble edifice at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street has radiated wealth and luxury. For some, the hotel evokes images of F. Scott Fitzgerald frolicking in the Pulitzer Fountain, or Eloise, the impish young guest who pours water down the mail chute. But the true stories captured in THE PLAZA also include dark, hidden secrets: the cold-blooded murder perpetrated by the construction workers in charge of building the hotel, how Donald J. Trump came to be the only owner to ever bankrupt the Plaza, and the tale of the disgraced Indian tycoon who ran the hotel from a maximum-security prison cell, 7,000 miles away in Delhi. In this definitive history, award-winning journalist Julie Satow not only pulls back the curtain on Truman Capote's Black and White Ball and The Beatles' first stateside visit-she also follows the money trail. THE PLAZA reveals how a handful of rich, dowager widows were the financial lifeline that saved the hotel during the Great Depression, and how, today, foreign money and anonymous shell companies have transformed iconic guest rooms into condominiums that shield ill-gotten gains-hollowing out parts of the hotel as well as the city around it. THE PLAZA is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting New York's place at the center of the country's cultural narrative for over a century.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : John Rothchild
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1998-03-30
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 251
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0471251380
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : The author shares his humorous observations on the stock market, investment counselors, commodities, and brokers


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Richard Russo
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Vintage
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-03
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 496
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781101946961
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : A New York Times 2016 Notable Book An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls. Richard Russo returns to North Bathโ€”โ€œa town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazyโ€ (The New York Times)โ€”and the characters who made Nobodyโ€™s Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybodyโ€™s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you canโ€™t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human. Everybodyโ€™s Fool picks up roughly a decade since we were last with Miss Beryl and Sully on New Year's Eve 1984. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologistโ€™s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and itโ€™s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years . . . the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully arenโ€™t still best friends . . . Sullyโ€™s son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one). We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police whoโ€™s obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife mightโ€™ve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident . . . Bathโ€™s mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even more pressing . . . and then thereโ€™s Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin. And finally, thereโ€™s Charice Bondโ€”a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymerโ€™s officeโ€”as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be the train barreling into the station. A crowning achievementโ€”โ€œlike hopping on the last empty barstool surrounded by old friendsโ€ (Entertainment Weekly)โ€”from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Josh Frank
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2007-04-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 336
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781429904438
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : It's the 1980s and the rock landscape is littered with massive hair, synthesizers, and monster riffs, but there is an alternative being born in the sleepy East of America-we just don't know it yet. Before the Internet, MTV, and iPods provided far-off music fans with information and communities-and before Nirvana-kids across the world grew up in relative isolation, dependent on mix tapes and self-created art to slowly spread scenes and trends. It was under these conditions that four young musicians found one another in Boston, Massachusetts, and started a band called Pixies. During their initial seven-year career, Pixies would play some of Europe's most gigantic festivals, keep the press guessing, and cultivate a fervid international fan base hungry for more and more of their unique surf punk. The band worked fast, cranking out four albums at a breakneck pace, but ultimately pressures and personality clashes took their toll: Pixies broke up just as bands were singing their praises as the rock'n'roll innovators. For twelve years, a Pixies reunion seemed impossible, but a sudden announcement in 2004 proclaimed the unthinkable-Pixies were getting back together. Their extremely successful reunion tour finally gave the group something they'd always lacked in their homeland: proof that their bone-rattling music had left an indelible impact. Fool the World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band members to studio owners, from A&R executives, producers, and visual artists who worked with them to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harvey, Beck, and Perry Farrell. With new cartoons by Trompe Le Monde illustrator Steven Appleby, Fool the World is a complete journey through the life, death, and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

Lot


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Bryan Washington
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Penguin
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2019-03-19
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 240
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780525533696
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : "Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals "Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Nylon, Huffington Post, AV Club, The Millions In the city of Houston - a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America - the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He's working at his family's restaurant, weathering his brother's blows, resenting his older sister's absence. And discovering he likes boys. Around him, others live and thrive and die in Houston's myriad neighborhoods: a young woman whose affair detonates across an apartment complex, a ragtag baseball team, a group of young hustlers, hurricane survivors, a local drug dealer who takes a Guatemalan teen under his wing, a reluctant chupacabra. Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Derek Krueger
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Univ of California Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1996-01-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 196
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0520089111
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : This first English translation of Leontius of Neapolis's Life of Symeon the Fool brings to life one of the most colorful of early Christian saints. In this study of a major hagiographer at work, Krueger fleshes out a broad picture of the religious, intellectual, and social environment in which the Life was created and opens a window onto the Christian religious imagination at the end of Late Antiquity. He explores the concept of holy folly by relating Symeon's life to the gospels, to earlier hagiography, and to anecdotes about Diogenes the Cynic. The Life is one of the strangest works of the Late Antique hagiography. Symeon seemed a bizarre choice for sanctification, since it was through very peculiar antics that he converted heretics and reformed sinners. Symeon acted like a fool, walked about naked, ate enormous quantities of beans, and defecated in the streets. When he arrived in Emesa, Symeon tied a dead dog he found on a dunghill to his belt and entered the city gate, dragging the dog behind him. Krueger presents a provocative interpretation of how these bizarre antics came to be instructive examples to everyday Christians.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Robert Trivers
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Basic Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2011
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 397
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780465027552
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : Explores the author's theorized evolutionary basis for self-deception, which he says is tied to group conflict, courtship, neurophysiology, and immunology, but can be negated by awareness of it and its results.