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    FREEDOM
    By Jonathan Franzen.
    Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28.
    The author of “The Corrections” is back, not quite a decade later, with an even richer and deeper work — a vividly realized narrative set during the Bush years, when the creedal legacy of “personal liberties” assumed new and sometimes ominous proportions. Franzen captures this through the tribulations of a Midwestern family, the ¬Berglunds, whose successes, failures and appetite for self-invention reflect the larger story of millennial America.

    THE NEW YORKER STORIES
    By Ann Beattie.
    Scribner, $30.
    As these 48 stories published in The New Yorker from 1974 through 2006 demonstrate, Beattie, even as she chronicled and satirized her post-1960s generation, also became its defining voice. She punctures her characters’ pretensions and jadedness with an economy and effortless dialogue that writers have been trying to emulate for three decades, though few, if any, have matched her seamless combination of biting wit and mordant humor, precise irony and consummate cool.

    ROOM
    By Emma Donoghue.
    Little, Brown & Company, $24.99.
    Donoghue has created one of the pure triumphs of recent fiction: an ebullient child narrator, held captive with his mother in an 11-by-11-foot room, through whom we encounter the blurry, often complicated space between closeness and autonomy. In a narrative at once delicate and vigorous — rich in psychological, sociological and political meaning — Donoghue reveals how joy and terror often dwell side by side.

    SELECTED STORIES
    By William Trevor.
    Viking, $35.
    Gathering work from Trevor’s previous four collections, this volume shows why his deceptively spare fiction has haunted and moved readers for generations. Set mainly in Ireland and England, Trevor’s tales are eloquent even in their silences, documenting the way the present is consumed by the past, the way ancient patterns shape the future. Neither modernist nor antique, his stories are timeless.

    A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
    By Jennifer Egan.
    Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95.
    Time is the “goon squad” in this virtuosic rock ’n’ roll novel about a cynical record producer and the people who intersect his world. Ranging across some 40 years and inhabiting 13 different characters, each with his own story and perspective, Egan makes these disparate parts cohere into an artful whole, irradiated by a Proustian feel for loss, regret and the ravages of love.
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    APOLLO’S ANGELS: A History of Ballet
    By Jennifer Homans.
    Random House, $35.
    Here is the only truly definitive history of classical ballet. Spanning more than four centuries, from the French Renaissance to American and Soviet stages during the cold war, Homans shows how the art has been central to the social and cultural identity of nations. She meticulously reconstructs entire eras, describing the evolution of ballet technique while coaxing long-lost dances back to life. And she raises a crucial question: In the 21st century, can ballet survive?

    CLEOPATRA: A Life
    By Stacy Schiff.
    Little, Brown & Company, $29.99.
    With her signature blend of wit, intelligence and superb prose, Schiff strips away 2,000 years of prejudices and propaganda in her elegant reimagining of the Egyptian queen who, even in her own day, was mythologized and misrepresented.

    THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer
    By Siddhartha Mukherjee.
    Scribner, $30.
    Mukherjee’s magisterial “biography” of the most dreaded of modern afflictions. He excavates the deep history of the “war” on cancer, weaving haunting tales of his own clinical experience with sharp sketches of the sometimes heroic, sometimes misguided scientists who have preceded him in the fight.

    FINISHING THE HAT: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
    By Stephen Sondheim.
    Alfred A. Knopf, $39.95.
    The theater’s pre-eminent living songwriter offers a master class in how to write a musical, covering some of the greatest shows, from “West Side Story”  to “Sweeney Todd.” Sondheim’s analysis of his and others’ lyrics is insightful and candid, and his anecdotes are telling and often very funny.

    THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
    By Isabel Wilkerson.
    Random House, $30.
    Wilkerson, a former national correspondent for The Times, has written a masterly and engrossing account of the Great Migration, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South between 1915 and 1970. The book centers on the journeys of three black migrants, each representing a different decade and a different destination.

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    FREEDOM
    By Jonathan Franzen

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    Tựa sách: FREEDOM
    Tên (các) tác giả: Jonathan Franzen
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
    Năm xuất bản: August 31, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 0374158460
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family

    Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

    But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz - outré rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival - still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become 'a very different kind of neighbor,' an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes?

    In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

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    THE NEW YORKER STORIES
    By Ann Beattie

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    Tựa sách: THE NEW YORKER STORIES
    Tên (các) tác giả: Ann Beattie
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Scribner
    Năm xuất bản: November 16, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 9781439168745
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters' drift and narcissism, that she was instantly celebrated as a voice of her generation. Her name became an adjective: Beattiesque. Subtle, wry, and unnerving, she is a master observer of the unraveling of the American family, and also of the myriad small occurrences and affinities that unite us. Her characters, over nearly four decades, have moved from lives of fickle desire to the burdens and inhibitions of adulthood and on to failed aspirations, sloppy divorces, and sometimes enlightenment, even grace.

    Each Beattie story, says Margaret Atwood, is "like a fresh bulletin from the front: we snatch it up, eager to know what's happening out there on the edge of that shifting and dubious no-man's-land known as interpersonal relations." With an unparalleled gift for dialogue and laser wit, she delivers flash reports on the cultural landscape of her time. Ann Beattie: The New Yorker Stories is the perfect initiation for readers new to this iconic American writer and a glorious return for those who have known and loved her work for decades.

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    ROOM
    By Emma Donoghue

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    Tựa sách: ROOM
    Tên (các) tác giả: Emma Donoghue
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Little, Brown & Company
    Năm xuất bản: September 13, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 0316098337
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    It's Jack's birthday, and he's excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 12 feet by 12 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real - only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside ...Told in Jack's voice, "Room" is the story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible. Unsentimental and sometimes funny, devastating yet uplifting, "Room" is a novel like no other.


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    SELECTED STORIES
    By William Trevor.

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    Tựa sách: SELECTED STORIES
    Tên (các) tác giả: William Trevor
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Viking Adult
    Năm xuất bản: November 4, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 0670022063
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    Gathering work from Trevor’s previous four collections, this volume shows why his deceptively spare fiction has haunted and moved readers for generations. Set mainly in Ireland and England, Trevor’s tales are eloquent even in their silences, documenting the way the present is consumed by the past, the way ancient patterns shape the future. Neither modernist nor antique, his stories are timeless.


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    A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
    By Jennifer Egan.

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    Tựa sách: A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD
    Tên (các) tác giả: Jennifer Egan
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Alfred A. Knopf
    Năm xuất bản: June 8, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 0307592839
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    Jennifer Egan's spellbinding new work circles Bennie Salazar, an aging former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, but the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other people whose paths intersect with theirs in the San Francisco 1970s music scene, the demimonde of Naples, New York at many points along the way from the pre-Internet nineties to a postwar future, and on a catastrophic safari into the heart of Africa. We meet Lou, Bennie's charismatic, careless mentor; Scotty, the young musician who slipped off the grid; the uncle facing a failed marriage who goes in search of seventeen-year-old Sasha when she disappears into Italy; and the therapist on whose couch she dissects darker compulsions.

    A Visit from the Goon Squad is a book about time, survival, and the electrifying sparks ignited at the seams of our lives by colliding destinies. Sly, surprising, exhilarating work from one of our boldest writers.


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    APOLLO'S ANGELS
    By Jennifer Homans

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    Tựa sách: APOLLO’S ANGELS: A History of Ballet
    Tên (các) tác giả: Jennifer Homans
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Random House
    Năm xuất bản: November 2, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 9781400060603
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    Here is the only truly definitive history of classical ballet. Spanning more than four centuries, from the French Renaissance to American and Soviet stages during the cold war, Homans shows how the art has been central to the social and cultural identity of nations. She meticulously reconstructs entire eras, describing the evolution of ballet technique while coaxing long-lost dances back to life. And she raises a crucial question: In the 21st century, can ballet survive?

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    CLEOPATRA: A Life
    By Stacy Schiff.


    Tựa sách: CLEOPATRA: A Life
    Tên (các) tác giả: Stacy Schiff
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Little, Brown and Company
    Năm xuất bản: November 1, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 9780316001922
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator.

    Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispensed with an ambitious sister as well; incest and assassination were family specialties. Cleopatra appears to have had sex with only two men. They happen, however, to have been Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, among the most prominent Romans of the day. Both were married to other women. Cleopatra had a child with Caesar and--after his murder--three more with his protégé. Already she was the wealthiest ruler in the Mediterranean; the relationship with Antony confirmed her status as the most influential woman of the age. The two would together attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled their ends. Cleopatra has lodged herself in our imaginations ever since.

    Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down in history for all the wrong reasons. Shakespeare and Shaw put words in her mouth. Michelangelo, Tiepolo, and Elizabeth Taylor put a face to her name. Along the way, Cleopatra's supple personality and the drama of her circumstances have been lost. In a masterly return to the classical sources, Stacy Schiff here boldly separates fact from fiction to rescue the magnetic queen whose death ushered in a new world order. Rich in detail, epic in scope, Schiff 's is a luminous, deeply original reconstruction of a dazzling life.


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    THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer
    By Siddhartha Mukherjee


    Tựa sách: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A Biography of Cancer
    Tên (các) tác giả: Siddhartha Mukherjee
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Scribner
    Năm xuất bản: November 16, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 1439107955
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    Mukherjee’s magisterial “biography” of the most dreaded of modern afflictions. He excavates the deep history of the “war” on cancer, weaving haunting tales of his own clinical experience with sharp sketches of the sometimes heroic, sometimes misguided scientists who have preceded him in the fight.

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    THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
    By Isabel Wilkerson.

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    Tựa sách: THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
    Tên (các) tác giả: Isabel Wilkerson
    Tên (các) dịch giả:
    Nhà xuất bản: Random House
    Năm xuất bản: September 7, 2010
    Mã số xuất bản (ISBN): 9780679444329
    Tóm tắt nội dung:
    Wilkerson, a former national correspondent for The Times, has written a masterly and engrossing account of the Great Migration, in which six million African-Americans abandoned the South between 1915 and 1970. The book centers on the journeys of three black migrants, each representing a different decade and a different destination.

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    FINISHING THE HAT: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes
    By Stephen Sondheim

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    The theater’s pre-eminent living songwriter offers a master class in how to write a musical, covering some of the greatest shows, from “West Side Story”  to “Sweeney Todd.” Sondheim’s analysis of his and others’ lyrics is insightful and candid, and his anecdotes are telling and often very funny.

    Chưa có ebook.

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