Jane Mendelsohn - American Music

Jane Mendelsohn is one of those rare writers who can make even the darkest themes shine through brightly with her poetic narratives. In AMERICAN MUSIC, Mendelsohn layers time through the love story of an Iraq war veteran and his physical therapist. Each time they touch during their sessions, they are somehow thrown into the lives of a man from the 1930s and a woman in the 1960s. Through experiencing these people's stories, love grows in the most difficult of circumstances for them all. You will not put this book down and it will stay with you long after it's finished.

Jane Mendelsohn, with her poetic narratives, makes even the darkest theme shine bright. In American Music (Vintage, $15) Mendelsohn layers time through the story of an Iraq-war veteran and his physical therapist. Each time they touch during their sessions, they are somehow thrown into the lives of a man from the 1930s and a woman in the 1960s. As they experience these strangers’ stories, love grows despite the difficult circumstances. 

American Music (Vintage Contemporaries) By Jane Mendelsohn Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307473974
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Published: Vintage - June 14th, 2011

The Wave - Susan Casey

Make fast your mooring lines, THE WAVE by Susan Casey is a wild ride. Sometimes frightening, always fascinating, it is a completely engrossing look into the world of big waves. Freak, or rogue, waves measuring one hundred feet tall have long been the stuff of legend, but with new technology the existence of these giant waves has been confirmed. Casey immerses herself in the hunt for these waves as she not only follows big wave surfers as they journey around the globe seeking a monster ride but also joins scientists searching for the cause of the damaging giants. With engaging prose, Casey takes us to places few of us will ever go. The beauty and skill of extreme surfers and the dedication and ingenuity of the scientists who devote their lives to understanding our changing planet combine for a captivating read.

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean By Susan Casey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767928854
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Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2011

Ten Thousand Saints - Eleanor Henderson

Straight edge, the youth-oriented subculture characterized by hardcore punk rock music, vegetarianism, celibacy, and Hare Krishna in the mid to late 1980’s, forms the backdrop of Ten Thousand Saints. After his best friend Teddy dies from a tragic drug overdose, teenaged Jude leaves his working class Vermont neighborhood to live with his father in New York City’s East Village. There he meets up with Teddy’s older brother and is caught up in the “straight edge” scene. Author Eleanor Henderson’s portrayal of this way of life captures the earnestness, creativity, and oftentimes naivety of the young people caught up in it. At its core, it’s a gripping story about alienation, identity, and self discovery.

Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel By Eleanor Henderson Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062021021
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Published: Ecco - June 7th, 2011

Ten Thousand Saints: A Novel By Eleanor Henderson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062021212
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Published: Ecco - September 12th, 2017

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