The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home

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Scribner #ad - Run-down yet romantic, the big house stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer’s ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the century-old family summer house on cape cod where he had spent forty-two summers, George Howe Colt recounts returning for one last stay with his wife and children in this stunning memoir that was a National Book Award Finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

This poignant tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, divorces, breakdowns, deaths, anniversaries, and dormers that watched over weddings, birthdays, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt’s final visit with memories of a lifetime of summers.

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To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

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Atlantic Monthly Press #ad - It was perfect. A national book critics circle award finalist   In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’s in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard.  . Though improvements were made, the ethos remained the same: no heat, television, or telephone. To the new owners is madeleine Blais’s “witty and charming .

 .  . A little more than two miles down a dirt road, the roof leaked, it had no electricity or modern plumbing, and mice had invaded the walls. Elegiac sweetness” Kirkus Reviews. The pulitzer prize–winning journalist “gives a familial face to the mystique of Martha’s Vineyard” in a memoir with “gentle humor and .

To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir #ad -  .  . Deeply felt memoir” of this house, the quirky charms and customs, from the history of the island and its famous visitors, and of the Vineyard itself, to the ferry, the pie shops, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place—a retreat that held the intimate history of her family The National Book Review.

Instead, until, there were countless hours at the beach, in 2014, nights talking under the stars, meals cooked and savored with friends, the house was sold. Sitting on tisbury great pond—well-stocked with delicious oysters and crab—the house faced the ocean and the sky.

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Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - But then, in the '60s, their fortunes began to fall. For centuries, Wasps like his ancestors dominated American life. Part memoir, and part cultural study of the long swoon of the American Wasp, part family history, Cheerful Money is a captivating examination of a cultural crack-up and a man trying to escape its wreckage.

Auden -- to Sylvia Plath. As a young man, for all its glories, depressives, was full of alcoholics, Tad noticed that his family tree, and reckless eccentrics. Tad friend's family is nothing if not illustrious: his father was president of College, and at Smith his mother came in second in a poetry contest judged by W.

Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor #ad - H. Yet his identity had already been shaped by the family's age-old traditions and expectations.

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The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

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Scribner #ad - The charles of the painting was young—too young to be king—and yet also too young to be painted by the Flemish painter to whom the piece was attributed. A thrilling investigation into the complex meaning of authenticity and the unshakable determination that drives both artists and collectors of their work, politics, of tragic mishaps and mistaken identities, of class, The Vanishing Velázquez is a “brilliant” The Atlantic tale of mystery and detection, and almost farcical accident that reveals how one historic masterpiece was crafted and lost, crime, snobbery, and how far one man would go to redeem it.

But in making his theory public, like Velázquez himself, Snare was ostracized and forced to choose, between art and family. Velázquez 1599–1660 was the official painter of the Madrid court, during the time the Spanish Empire teetered on the edge of collapse. Laura cumming’s book is “sumptuous. A gleaming work of someone at the peak of her craft” The New York Times.

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece #ad - New york times bestseller a wall street journal top 10 nonfiction book of 2016 “as compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” The Economist, the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.

When john snare, a nineteenth century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he found a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. When prince charles of england—a man wealthy enough to help turn Spain’s fortunes—proposed a marriage with a Spanish princess, he allowed just a few hours to sit for his portrait, and Snare believed only Velázquez could have been the artist of choice.

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The Elizas: A Novel

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Atria Books #ad - The elizas is a heart-pounding, false memories, lies, Hitchcockian double narrative composed of secrets, and an unreliable narrator you’ll never forget. The dividing line between fact and fiction seems to be dissolving, and even Eliza is becoming uncertain about where her protagonist’s story ends and hers begins.

The problem is she remembers little of that night, a result of the large quantity of alcohol she consumed and a worsening struggle with memory loss due to a brain tumor. Watson, suppressed memories, and Ruth Ware” Entertainment Weekly filled with half-truths, and ingenious twists. When eliza fontaine is rescued from the bottom of a hotel pool just a few weeks before her first novel is going to be published, her family assumes that it’s another failed suicide attempt.

She glimpses a shadowy presence hovering nearby, a mirror image of herself…but is it all in her head or is there really someone following her, wishing to do her harm? Perhaps the answers to all her questions already exist in the pages of her novel, studying her, if only she could put the pieces together in the right way.

The Elizas: A Novel #ad - But eliza swears she was pushed. As she searches for answers, something very peculiar begins to happen: The people closest to her start to confuse the events in her novel with those in her real life. Harper’s bazaar | 10 new books to add to your reading list in 2018 cosmopolitan | best april ever roundup bustle | 35 most anticipated fiction books of 2018 popsugar | 10 of the most anticipated books in 2018 buzzfeed | 5 best thrillers of Spring BookBub | 17 Great New Books Coming in 2018 She Reads | Most Anticipated Books of April 2018 Bookish | April 2018 Book Club Picks Real Simple | The Best Books of 2018 So Far Town & Country | The Best Books to Read This April From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series comes a thriller “blending Hitchcock, S.

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The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968

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Scribner #ad - To some of the players, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. The final score was 29-29. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, and, looming over everything, campus takeovers, the war in Vietnam. There was a guard named Tommy Lee Jones, and fullback who dated a young Meryl Streep.

They played side by side and together forged a moment of startling grace in the midst of the storm. There was one nfl prospect who quit to devote his time to black altruism; another who went on to be Pro-Bowler Calvin Hill. George howe colt’s the game is the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it.

One player had recently returned from Vietnam. A new york times notable book* *a kirkus reviews best book of the year* from the bestselling national book award finalist and author of The Big House comes “a well-blended narrative packed with top-notch reporting and relevance for our own time” The Boston Globe about the young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of 1968 amidst the sweeping currents of one of the most transformative years in American history.

The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 #ad - On november 23, 1968, there was a turbulent and memorable football game: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side’s miraculous comeback in the game’s final forty-two seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F.

Two were members of the radical antiwar group SDS.

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Hello, Sunshine: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Best books of summer selection by people, PopSugar, Redbook, Elle, Domino Magazine, US Weekly, PureWow, InStyle. Com, WMagazine. Com, HarpersBazaar. Com, SouthernLiving. Com, arizona republic, and tallahassee democrat epicurious best foodie reads selection library reads pick “A clever beach bag must-have” People from Laura Dave—the author of the “addictive” Us Weekly and critically acclaimed bestseller Eight Hundred Grapes—“a smart, fun read about trying to live an authentic life in the age of social media overload” PopSugar.

Sunshine mackenzie has it all…until her secrets come to light. She loses her husband, her show, the fans, and her apartment. Sunshine mackenzie has it all…until she gets hacked. A delightfully addictive page-turner” WMagazine. Com that takes place in a world where celebrity is a careful construct, Hello, Sunshine is “wickedly funny and gorgeously entertaining…there is no chance you won’t consume this golden summer read in one sitting” Redbook.

Hello, Sunshine: A Novel #ad - Com. When sunshine’s secrets are revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. Sunshine is living the dream—she’s a culinary star with millions of fans, a line of #1 bestselling cookbooks, and a devoted husband happy to support her every endeavor. But what sunshine does amid the ashes of her own destruction may well save her life.

She’s forced to return to the childhood home—and the estranged sister—she’s tried hard to forget.

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Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History

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Scribner #ad - Colt’s magnificent book is a testament to the abiding power of fraternal love. How vincent van gogh would never have survived without the financial and emotional support of his younger brother, Theo, in a claustrophobic relationship that both defined and confined them. How henry david thoreau’s life was shadowed by the early death of his older brother, John, who haunted and inspired his writing.

G e o r g e h ow e c o l t ’ s the big house is, an investigation of nostalgia, as the new yorker said, a brief history of the Cape, “full of surprises and contains more than seems possible: a family memoir, a study of class, and a meditation on the privileges and burdens of the past. Colt’s new book, brothers, is an equally idiosyncratic and masterful blend of memoir and history featuring both the author’s three brothers and iconic brothers in history—the Booths, the Kelloggs, the Marx Brothers, the Van Goghs, and the Thoreaus.

. How will kellogg worked for his overbearing older brother John Harvey as a subservient yes-man for two decades until he finally broke free and launched the cereal empire that outlasted all his brother’s enterprises. Illuminating and affecting, this book will be revelatory for any parent of sons, any sibling, anyone curious about how a man’s life can be molded by his brothers.

Brothers: On His Brothers and Brothers in History #ad - And how the marx brothers collaborated on the screen but competed offstage for women, money, and fame. Colt believes he would be a different man had he not grown up in a family of four brothers. He movingly recounts the adoration, and compassion in their shifting relationships from childhood through middle age, affection, envy, resentment, also rendering a volatile decade in American life: the 1960s.

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The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - Henry beston had originally planned to spend just two weeks in his seaside home, but was so possessed by the mysterious beauty of his surroundings that he found he "could not go. Instead, he sat down to try and capture in words the wonders of the magical landscape he found himself in thrall to: the migrations of seabirds, the rhythms of the tide, the windblown dunes, and the scatter of stars in the changing summer sky.

Beston argued that, "the world today is sick to its thin blood for the lack of elemental things, for water, for fire before the hands, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot. Seventy-five years after they were first published, Beston's words are more true than ever. The seventy-fifth anniversary edition of the classic book about cape Cod, sympathy, and beauty" New York Herald TribuneA chronicle of a solitary year spent on a Cape Cod beach, "written with simplicity, The Outermost House has long been recognized as a classic of American nature writing.

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Little Broken Things: A Novel

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Atria Books #ad - But when a haunted nora shows up at the lake near Quinn's house just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever. When quinn cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. Nora hands her over to quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone, especially not their buttoned-up mother who seems determined to pretend everything is perfect.

But before quinn can ask even one of the million questions swirling around her head, Nora disappears, and Quinn finds herself the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy. But quinn’s worries are nothing compared to the firestorm that Nora is facing. It’s a matter of life and death, of family and freedom, and ultimately, about the lengths a woman will go to protect the ones she loves.

Little Broken Things: A Novel #ad - . If you liked big little lies, you’ll want to crack open this new novel by Nicole Baart. Southern living “steeped in menace, Baart’s latest is a race-to-the-finish family drama. People an engrossing and suspenseful novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Amy Hatvany about an affluent suburban family whose carefully constructed facade starts to come apart with the unexpected arrival of an endangered young girl.

I have something for you. While quinn struggles to honor her sister’s desperate request and care for the lost, scared Lucy, she fears that Nora may have gotten involved in something way over her head—something that will threaten them all.

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November of the Soul: The Enigma of Suicide

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Scribner #ad - Written with the same graceful narrative voice that made his bestselling National Book Award finalist The Big House such a success, thought-provoking, compelling, George Howe Colt's November of the Soul is a compassionate, and exhaustive investigation into the subject of suicide. Presented with deep compassion and humanity, November of the Soul is an invaluable contribution not only to our understanding of suicide but also of the human condition.

Drawing on hundreds of in-depth interviews and a fascinating survey of current knowledge, the latest biological and psychological research, Colt provides moving case studies to offer insight into all aspects of suicide -- its cultural history, the possibilities of prevention, the complexities of the right-to-die movement, and the effects on suicide's survivors.

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