Emerald City: Stories - Jennifer Egan

Egan has won the Pulitzer Prize for A Visit From The Goon Squad and is now considered a great modern American novelist. However, if you go back fifteen years or so you’ll find Emerald City, a collection of short stories that showcases her talent and foretells her success. The eleven stories involve themes of shifting identity, beauty, travel, family trauma, and emerging adulthood that occupy many of her novels. If you ever wanted to find out if you like one the best writers currently working, this is a great way to start.

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ISBN: 9780307387530
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Published: Anchor - October 9th, 2007

West of Here - Jonathan Evison

Past and present merge in Jonathan Evison’s fictional town of Pont Bonita. West of Here tells two parallel stories set about a century apart, one the formation of Pont Bointa as a thriving community and the other its present day slide into irrelevance. Compelling characters from both periods must decide how their lives will develop and evolve as the place they call home changes around them. Evison’s two narratives feed off each other and create a wonderful whole.
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ISBN: 9781616200824
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 31st, 2012

The Terror of Living - Urban Waite

Urban Waite's debut The Terror of Living blends ruminations on personal history and choices with moments of thrilling action. When Phil Hunt agrees to transport a drug shipment through the woods of Washington State and is discovered by Deputy Sheriff Drake, Hunt finds himself on the run from the law and from the criminals he has disappointed. As Drake tries to find Hunt before the drug cartel does, he discovers his connection to Hunt goes back much farther than this deadly chase.