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Steve Almond - Julianna Baggott - Which Brings Me to You
Two rambunctious, romantic flameouts. One boring wedding. One heated embrace in a quiet coatroom. This is not exactly the recipe for true love. John and Jane's lusty encounter at a friend's wedding isn't really the beginning of anything with any weight to it; even they know that. When they manage to pull back, it occurs to them that they might start this whole thing over properly. They might try getting to know one another first, through letters. What follows is a series of traded confessions--of their messy histories, their past errors, their big loves, their flaws, and their passions. Each love affair, confessed as honestly as possible, reveals the ways in which Jane and John have grown and changed--or not changed--over the years; the people they've hurt, the ones still bruised. The ones who bruised them. Where all of this soul-baring will take them is the burning question behind every letter--a question that can only be answered when they meet again, finally, in the flesh.
Julianna Baggott - Lizzie Borden in Love
Women’s voices offering an intimate view into women’s lives Lizzie Borden in Love, a collection of poems by national bestselling author Julianna Baggott, offers poignant commentary in the voices of women as varied as Mary Todd Lincoln and Monica Lewinsky. The poems often focus on a particular moment in life: Katherine Hepburn discovers the dead body of her brother in an attic, or painter Mary Cassatt mourns the failure of her eyesight. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes ecstatic, the poems in this collection never fail the trust of the subjects of their intimate portrayals.
Julianna Baggott - Oheň
Vyvrcholení série Čistý! Po otcově smrti se Partridge ujímá vlády v Dómu, jednom z posledních útočišť v jinak zničené pustině, jíž se Země stala. Původně si mladý muž předsevzal, že Čistým odhalí všechny otcovy lži, svrhne nelítostný řád Dómu a sjednotí jeho obyvatele se znetvořenými Starými žijícími za jeho silnými zdmi. Jenomže s ohromnou mocí, kterou má nyní v rukou, je vše mnohem složitější a potenciálně nebezpečnější, než si kdy vůbec dokázal představit
Julianna Baggott - Girl Talk
Lissy Jablonski was fifteen during the summer of 1985. That was the summer her father, a soft-spoken gynecologist, up and left her mother for a redheaded bank teller. The same summer Lissy and her mother disappeared from their quiet New Hampshire lives to have an adventure of their own amid a cast of unlikely characters, including a Valium-addicted ex-debutante and a suspected mobster. The summer the reliably comforting "girl talks" with her mother began to reveal startling secrets. Now an almost-thirty-year-old advertising executive in Manhattan, faced with her father's imminent death and newly pregnant by her married ex-lover, an unmoored Lissy finds herself looking back across the years. Contending with her affections for an old flame and his doomed marriage to a Korean stripper named Kitty Hawk, as well as the tangible legacies of that unmentionable summer with her mother, she realizes that she has become more like her mother than she ever could have imagined.
Julianna Baggott - Puro
Pressia apenas se acuerda de las Detonaciones y menos todavía de cómo era la vida en el Antes. En el armario donde duerme, entre los escombros de una antigua barbería piensa en cómo el mundo se transformó en ceniza, polvo, cicatrices, quemaduras y cuerpos dañados, fundidos con objetos extraños. Están aquellos que se escaparon del Apocalipsis sin daño alguno, los Puros. Viven a salvo, dentro de la Cúpula que protege sus vidas, seres superiores y sanos. Pero Perdiz, cuyo padre es uno de las personas más influyentes de la Cúpula, se siente aislado y solo. Cuando por casualidad escucha unas palabras que le indican que su madre podría continuar viva, Perdiz lo arriesga todo, incluida su vida para salir a buscarla. Y ahí es cuando se topará con Pressia?
Julianna Baggott - The Ever Breath
Follow the secret passageway . . . and discover the magic! In a world where locust fairies flutter and firebreathers burst from snowbanks, two children are having the adventure of their lives. Truman and his twin sister, Camille, have just met their grandmother . . . and she’s a little strange. She whispers a tale about something called the Ever Breath, an amber orb that maintains the balance between our world and a dreamy one of imagination—and evil. Soon Truman and Camille find themselves in the Breath World, a magical place where ogres clash and a mouse holds the key to a mystery. Some creatures want to help them—and some want them D-E-A-D. That’s because the Ever Breath has been stolen, and an epic battle is raging to bring it safely back. Can the twins save not only one world—but two?
Julianna Baggott - The Miss America Family
Pixie Kitchy was once Miss New Jersey. Now she's married to a dentist, an ex-quarterback in turtled golf pants. Her ten-year-old daughter, Mitzie, wears Bo-peep pincurls and twirls baton. Her sixteen-year-old son, Ezra, the person who knows her best, is caught up in his fling with the podiatrist's daughter. And Pixie is consumed by the past. She confides, "I was a housewife, and I became dangerous. Sometimes it's the only way possible to regain footing in the world." In this high-wire mixture of absurdity and pathos, hilarity and darkness, one American family finds out that there is no such thing as the perfect American family, and, for better or for worse, they come together and start anew.
Julianna Baggott - The Prince of Fenway Park
1919 The Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. And with that act, the Curse—and the lives of the Cursed Creatures—begins. Oscar Egg believes he is cursed, just like his favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. Oscar's real parents didn't want him, and now his adopted mom has dumped him off to live with her estranged husband—Oscar's strange and sickly adoptive father. But Oscar's dad has a secret. He lives deep below Fenway Park, and is one of a number of strange magical souls called the Cursed Creatures, a group that has been doomed to live out their existence below Fenway until the Curse is broken. What no one could have predicted is that Oscar is the key to breaking the curse. But someone wants Oscar to fail—and the Curse to remain. Forever.
Julianna Baggott - The Madam
West Virginia, 1924: Alma works in a hosiery mill where the percussive roar of machinery has far too long muffled the engine that is her heart. When Alma's husband decides that they should set out to find their fortune in Florida, Alma has little choice but to leave her three children and ailing mother behind. But when Alma is then abandoned at a Miami dock, she is suddenly forced to make her own way in the world. With the help of a gentle giantess and an opium-addicted prostitute, Alma reclaims her children from the orphanage and forges ahead with an altogether new sort of family. As an act of survival, she chooses to run a house of prostitution, a harvest that relies on lust and weakness in men, of which "the world has a generous, unending supply." The Madam is the story of a house of sin. It is here where Alma's children will learn everything there is to know about "love and loss, sex and betrayal." Based on the real life of the author's grandmother, The Madam is a tale of epic proportions, one that will haunt readers long after its stunning conclusion.
Julianna Baggott - Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders
A brilliantly crafted saga about three generations of women and their secrets, including the discovery of a final unpublished book by the family matriarch, a revered and reclusive author. Harriet Wolf has a final confession. It can be found only in the final book of the series that made her a famous writer. But does that book exist? This absorbing novel spans the entire twentieth century, telling the moving story of a mother, her daughter, and two granddaughters, one of whom is the only person alive who knows the whereabouts of Harriet's final book. When a hospitalization brings the family back together, the mystery not only of Harriet's last book, but also of her life, hangs in the balance. Will the truth ever be known, or is Harriet's story gone forever? A multi-generational tale of long-lost love, motherhood, and family secrets, this is Baggott's most sweeping and mesmerizing novel yet.
Julianna Baggott - Burn
The fate of the world is more fragile than ever as Pures battle Wretches and former allies become potential enemies. Inside the Dome Patridge has taken his father's place as leader of the Pures. His intent had been to bring down the Dome from the inside with the help of the secret resistance force led by Partridge's former teacher Glassings. But from his new position of power, things don't seem quite as clear. Perhaps his father had been right. Perhaps if the world is to survive it needs the Dome--and Partridge--to rule it. Outside the Dome Pressia and Bradwell continue piecing together the clues left to them by their parents from the time before the detonations. Soon they will be able to help heal the Wretches, freeing them from their monstrous fusings and the Dome's oppression once and for all. But their success also depends on Partridge. Can they still trust their friend and ally to see their plan through? Or will a new war begin?
Julianna Baggott - Tiszták
Pressia hétéves volt a Robbanások idején, amikor az egész addigi világ megsemmisült. Már nem emlékszik sem a szüleire, sem születésnapi ajándékokra. A nagyapjával él egy romos üzlethelyiség hátsó raktárában, és csak a porig égett házakat, a kétségbeesetten túlélni próbáló embereket, a levegőben kavargó hamut és port, a mutánsokkal vívott harcot ismeri. Éjszakánként egy szekrényben elbújva arról ábrándozik, hogy egyszer talán visszatér a régi világ, vagy legalább valahogy bejuthat a Kupolába, ahol a szerencsés kevesek, a Tiszták élhetnek, akik sebhelyek nélkül vészelték át a világ pusztulását. Eközben a Kupolában Partridge, a Kupola egyik legbefolyásosabb vezetőjének fia úgy érzi, megfojtja a szigorú új rend, ráadásul hiányzik neki az édesanyja, aki sohasem jutott be a Kupolába. Így, amikor rájön, hogy az anyja esetleg még életben lehet, elhatározza, hogy az életét kockáztatva megszökik, hogy megtalálja. A romok között négy fiatal vívja élethalálharcát a szörnyetegek és egy gonosz, embertelen hatalom ellen. Miközben feltárul előttük a múltjuk, minden erejükre és bátorságukra szükségük van ahhoz, hogy életben maradjanak és megmaradjanak embernek.
Julianna Baggott - Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees
A collection of poems in the tradition of Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, except written on poetry’s own terms, in a book of poems. “…Julianna Baggott’s buoyant tour-de-force on the subject of poetry, addresses poem themselves, readers, critics, other poets, and her own creative life. Witty and surprising, surprisingly serious, this collection has perfect pitch.” — Susan Ludvigson “Part primer, part credo, part arm-swinging gambol, this wonderful book is resonant with wit and insight.” – Linda Bierds
Julianna Baggott - Fuse
After a young Wretch is abducted by the Dome and "cleansed" of her fusings and imperfections, she is only able to repeat the Dome's latest message: "We want our son returned. This girl is proof that we can save you all. If you ignore our plea, we will kill our hostages one at a time." Willux will go to any lengths to get his son Partridge back, including murder. Partridge sacrifices himself and returns, in the hope of taking over the Dome from within, only to uncover more of his father's chilling, dark secrets. Outside the Dome, Pressia, Bradwell, and El Capitan are decoding the secrets from the past—tucked away in one of the Black Boxes—to uncover the truth that might set the wretches free of their fusings forever. Those fighting Willux will be pushed over boundaries, both land and sea, heart and mind, in their quest—further than they ever imagined.
Julianna Baggott - Pure
We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run. Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . . There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.
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