The Grip of It

Author: Jac Jemc
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 9780374716073
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Fiction

One of Nylon's "50 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017" One of Chicago Reader's "Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017" A chilling literary horror novel about a young couple haunted by their newly purchased home Jac Jemc’s The Grip of It tells the eerie story of a young couple haunted by their new home. Julie and James settle into a house in a small town outside the city where they met. The move—prompted by James’s penchant for gambling, his inability to keep his impulses in check—is quick and seamless; both Julie and James are happy to leave behind their usual haunts and start afresh. But this house, which sits between lake and forest, has plans for the unsuspecting couple. As Julie and James try to settle into their home and their relationship, the house and its surrounding terrain become the locus of increasingly strange happenings. The architecture—claustrophobic, riddled with hidden rooms within rooms—becomes unrecognizable, decaying before their eyes. Stains are animated on the wall—contracting, expanding—and map themselves onto Julie’s body in the form of bruises; mold spores taint the water that James pours from the sink. Together the couple embark on a panicked search for the source of their mutual torment, a journey that mires them in the history of their peculiar neighbors and the mysterious residents who lived in the house before Julie and James. Written in creepy, potent prose, The Grip of It is an enthralling, psychologically intense novel that deals in questions of home: how we make it and how it in turn makes us, inhabiting the bodies and the relationships we cherish.

It

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501175466
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Fiction

It began -- and ended -- in 1958 when seven children searched in the drains beneath Derry for an evil creature, but in 1985, Mike, once one of those children, makes six phone calls and disinters an unremembered promise that sets off the ultimate terror.

Projekt Phoenix

Author: Gene Kim
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 9783960100676
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Computers

Bill ist IT-Manager bei Parts Unlimited. An einem Dienstagmorgen erhält er auf der Fahrt zur Arbeit einen Anruf seines CEO. Die neue IT-Initiative der Firma mit dem Codenamen Projekt Phoenix ist entscheidend für die Zukunft von Parts Unlimited, aber das Projekt hat Budget und Zeitplan massiv überzogen. Der CEO will, dass Bill direkt an ihn berichtet und das ganze Chaos in neunzig Tagen aufräumt, denn sonst wird Bills gesamte Abteilung outgesourct. Mit der Hilfe eines Vorstandsmitglieds und dessen mysteriöser Philosophie der Drei Wege wird Bill klar, dass IT-Arbeit mehr mit dem Fertigungsbereich in einer Fabrik zu tun hat als er sich je vorstellen konnte. Die Zeit drängt: Bill muss dafür sorgen, dass der Arbeitsfluss auch zwischen den Abteilungen deutlich besser läuft und das Business-Funktionalität zuverlässig bereitgestellt wird. Drei Koryphäen der DevOps-Bewegung liefern hier die rasante und unterhaltsame Story, in der sich jeder, der im IT-Bereich arbeitet, wiederfinden wird. Sie erfahren nicht nur, wie Sie Ihre eigene IT-Organisation verbessern können - nach der Lektüre dieses Buchs werden Sie IT auch nie wieder so sehen wie zuvor.

Losing It

Author: Emma Rathbone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698408760
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Genre: Fiction

"Wise and witty... Losing It is cringingly insightful about sex and dating and all the ways we tie ourselves into knots over both." --The New York Times Book Review A hilarious novel that Maggie Shipstead calls "charming... witty and insightful," about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of twenty-six, and the summer she's determined to lose it—and find herself. Julia Greenfield has a problem: she's twenty-six years old and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But, without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change. To re-route herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret—her 58 year old aunt is a virgin too. In the unrelenting heat of the southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have lead to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate. For readers of Rainbow Rowell and Maria Semple, and filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. might. never. meet. anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love, and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions—and non-decisions—we make that can end up shaping a life.

Now That You Mention It

Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 9781488029264
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Fiction

"The kind of book I enjoy the most—sparkling characters, fast-moving plot and laugh-out-loud dialogue. A winner!" —New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on If You Only Knew New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter of Scupper Island responsible for small-town drama and big-time disappointments. With a tough islander mother who’s always been distant, a wild-child sister in jail and a withdrawn teenage niece as eager to ditch the island as Nora once was, Nora has her work cut out for her if she’s going to take what might be her last chance to mend the family. Balancing loss and opportunity, dark events from her past with hope for the future, Nora will discover that tackling old pain makes room for promise…and the chance to begin again.

The Trick of It

Author: Michael Frayn
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312421443
Release Date: 2002-12-16
Genre: Fiction

In a novel about the creative process, a series of letters reveals the relationship between a celebrated female novelist and her less-than-humble disciple. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

It s a Crime

Author: Jacqueline Carey
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345507396
Release Date: 2008-08-12
Genre: Fiction

Pat Foy leads a charmed life. She has a close-knit family, an expensive home, a passion for mystery novels, and a satisfying career as a landscape designer. But then her husband, Frank, is arrested for accounting fraud at the telecommunications firm that employs him. “How could anything that boring be illegal?” she wonders. The scandal threatens to drain the Foys’ bank account, send Frank to prison, and tear the family apart. Attempting to understand the suffering caused by the company’s bankruptcy, Pat decides to search out the victims—and finds more twists and turns than in any of the whodunits she has read.

The All of It

Author: Jeannette Haien
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061978135
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Genre: Fiction

JeannetteHaien’s award-winning first novel relates theseemingly simple tale of a parishioner confiding in her priest, but the tangledconfession brings secrets to light that provoke a moral quandary for not onlythe clergyman, but the reader as well. Set in a small town in Ireland, Haien’s intimate novel of conversations anddilemmas—perfect for readers of Paul Harding’s Tinkers, Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, and Flannery O’Connor’sWise Blood—is “an elegantly written, compact and often subtle tale ofmorality and passion that gives voice to an age-old concern in a fresh way” (NewYork Times Book Review).Harper Perennial breathes new life into this 1986 classic in a new edition withan introduction by Ann Patchett.

The End Of It A Novel

Author: Mitchell Goodman
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 9781786258120
Release Date: 2016-01-18
Genre: History

2nd Lieut. Mitchell Goodman’s experiences form the basis for this vivid 1961 anti-war novel. The story focuses on an American artillery lieutenant, assimilated into the massive Allied invasion force, who is forced to re-examine his life and his beliefs by his experiences in beautiful but war-torn Italy.

Leave it to Cleavage

Author: Wendy Wax
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553901061
Release Date: 2004-08-03
Genre: Fiction

Miranda Smith isn't surprised to discover a cache of racy photographs in her husband's desk--after all, he is the president of Ballantyne Bras. But she's more than shocked to realize it's his buff, burly body encased in the red satin bustier and matching bikini panties...and he's nowhere to be found. Neither is their life savings nor the company coffers. Thus begins Miranda's hilarious, frantic scramble to unravel the mystery behind her husband's disappearance, illegal accounting practices, and penchant for wearing silky teddies and kitten heels. From the Paperback edition.

O How the Wheel Becomes It

Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226132792
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Fiction

The first novel Anthony Powell published following the completion of his epic A Dance to the Music of Time, O, How the Wheel Becomes It! fulfills perhaps every author’s fantasy as it skewers a conceited, lazy, and dishonest critic. A writer who avoids serving in World War II and veers in and out of marriage, G. F. H. Shadbold ultimately falls victim to the title’s spinning—and righteous—emblem of chance. Sophisticated and a bit cruel, Wheel’s tale of posthumous vengeance is, nonetheless, irresistible. Written at the peak of the late British master’s extraordinary literary career, this novel offers profound insight into the mind of a great artist whose unequaled style, ear for dialogue, and eye for irony will delight devotees and new readers alike.

He She and It

Author: Marge Piercy
Publisher: Fawcett
ISBN: 9780307775221
Release Date: 2010-11-24
Genre: Fiction

"A triumph of the imagination. Rich, complex, impossible to put down."—Alice Hoffman In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions—and the ability to kill. . . . From the imagination of Marge Piercy comes yet another stunning novel of morality and courage, a bold adventure of women, men, and the world of tomorrow.

Das Leben ist kein Flickenteppich

Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 9783955768133
Release Date: 2018-09-03
Genre: Fiction

Von einem Wagen angefahren, vom Verlobten verlassen - das Leben meint es gerade nicht gut mit Nora Stuart. Darum will sie Kraft sammeln, am einzigen Ort, der ihr einfällt: zu Hause auf Scupper Island. Nach fünfzehn Jahren wird sie jedoch immer noch wie das schwarze Schaf der Kleinstadt-Gemeinschaft behandelt. Während ihre Mutter so kühl ist wie früher, spürt Nora, für wen sie jetzt da sein will: für ihre rebellische Nichte Poe. Gemeinsam mit ihr, einem Mann aus Noras Vergangenheit und ihrem Bernhardiner Boomer zeigt sie allen, was Familie wirklich heißt.

Stir It Up A Novel

Author: Ramin Ganeshram
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545389356
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A Trinidadian-American girl’s dream is challenged by her family Thirteen-year-old Anjali's life is rich with the smell of curry from her parents' roti shop and an absolute passion for food. More than anything, Anjali wants to be a chef who competes on a kids' cooking reality TV show. But Anjali must keep her wish a secret from her family, who thinks Anjali's passions are beneath her. Thank goodness for Deema, Anjali's grandmother, whose insight and love can push past even the oldest family beliefs. Woven with recipes that cook up emotions and actual culinary recipes that make food, this novel is as delicious as it is satisfying.

Now You See It

Author: Allison Lynn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743270052
Release Date: 2004-07-26
Genre: Fiction

David and Jessica have almost everything they could want: he is an accomplished journalist, she teaches at an elite private school, and they travel in a circle of alluring friends. Theirs is an enviable life -- until one night when David returns from a business trip. Jessica's wallet and keys are in their usual place, but she is gone. As months pass without her, David's certainty "that she is going to walk in that door tonight" slowly diminishes. At the heart of this unnerving story is David's search for his wife -- which takes him far from his Manhattan neighborhood and deep inside himself. At once heartbreaking and wry, Now You See It is a remarkable debut novel about the impossibility of fully knowing someone -- and what happens to the past when we have a second chance at the future. Now You See It presages a thrilling career for a fresh and gifted author.