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Tony Oppedisano – Sinatra and Me

Tony Oppedisano Sinatra and Me recensie en informatie van dit boek over Frank Sinatra. Op 8 juni 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books dit nieuwe boek over de Amerikaanse zanger Frank Sinatra. Het boek is geschreven door Tony Oppedisano. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Tony Oppedisano Sinatra and Me recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van Sinatra and Me, In the Wee Small Hours. Het boek is geschreven door Tony Oppedisano. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit portret van de Amerikaanse crooner en een van de beroemdste zangers ooit, Frank Sinatra, geschreven door Tony Oppedisano.

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Sinatra and Me

In the Wee Small Hours

  • Schrijver: Tony Oppedisano (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: portret
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner
  • Verschijnt: 8 juni 2021
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook

Recensie en waardering van het boek over Frank Sinatra

  • “Revealing…A must-read for Sinatra fans, this lovingly written, sweetly devoted account may even solve some pop-culture mysteries.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Flaptekst van het boek over Frank Sinatra van Tony Oppedisano

An intimate, revealing portrait of Frank Sinatra—from the man closest to the famous singer during the last decade of his life.

More than a hundred books have been written about legendary crooner and actor Frank Sinatra. Every detail of his life seems to captivate: his career, his romantic relationships, his personality, his businesses, his style. But a hard-to-pin-down quality has always clung to him—a certain elusiveness that emerges again and again in retrospective depictions. Until now.

From Sinatra’s closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, comes an extraordinarily intimate look at the singing idol. Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converse—about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures and disappointments, the lives they’d led, the lives they wished they’d led. In these full-disclosure conversations, Sinatra spoke of his close yet complex relationship with his father, his conflicts with record companies, his carousing in Vegas, his love affairs with some of the most beautiful women of his era, his triumphs on some of the world’s biggest stages, his complicated relationships with his talented children, and, most important, his dedication to his craft.

Toward the end, no one was closer to the singer than Oppedisano, who kept his own rooms at the Sinatra residences for many years, often brokered difficult conversations between family members, and held the superstar entertainer’s hand when he drew his last breath.

Featuring never-before-seen photos and offering startlingly fresh anecdotes and new revelations that center on some of the most famous people of the past fifty years—including Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Giancana, Madonna, and Bono—Sinatra and Me pulls back the curtain to reveal a man whom history has, in many ways, gotten wrong.

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Ly Tran – House of Sticks

Ly Tran House of Sticks recensie en informatie autobiografische verhalen van de Vietnamees-Amerikaanse schrijfster. Op 1 juni 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books dit eerste boek met de memoires van de Amerikaans-Vietnamese schrijfster Ly Tran. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Ly Tran House of Sticks recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de House of Sticks. Het boek is geschreven door Ly Tran. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de eerste boek van de Vietnamees- Amerikaanse schrijfster Ly Tran.

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House of Sticks

A Memoir

  • Schrijfster: Ly Tran (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: autobiografische verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 1 juni 2021
  • Omvang: 384 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek

Flaptekst van het boek van Ly Tran

An intimate, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir recounting a young girl’s journey from war-torn Vietnam to Ridgewood, Queens, and her struggle to find her voice amid clashing cultural expectations.

Ly Tran is just a toddler in 1993 when she and her family immigrate from a small town along the Mekong river in Vietnam to a two-bedroom railroad apartment in Queens. Ly’s father, a former lieutenant in the South Vietnamese army, spent nearly a decade as a POW, and their resettlement is made possible through a humanitarian program run by the US government. Soon after they arrive, Ly joins her parents and three older brothers sewing ties and cummerbunds piece-meal on their living room floor to make ends meet.

As they navigate this new landscape, Ly finds herself torn between two worlds. She knows she must honor her parents’ Buddhist faith and contribute to the family livelihood, working long hours at home and eventually as a manicurist alongside her mother at a nail salon in Brownsville, Brooklyn, that her parents take over. But at school, Ly feels the mounting pressure to blend in.

A growing inability to see the blackboard presents new challenges, especially when her father forbids her from getting glasses, calling her diagnosis of poor vision a government conspiracy. His frightening temper and paranoia leave an indelible mark on Ly’s sense of self. Who is she outside of everything her family expects of her?

Told in a spare, evocative voice that, with flashes of humor, weaves together her family’s immigration experience with her own fraught and courageous coming of age, House of Sticks is a timely and powerful portrait of one girl’s struggle to reckon with her heritage and forge her own path.

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Kiese Laymon – Long Division

Kiese Laymon Long Division recensie en informatie Afro-Amerikaanse roman. Op 1 juni 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books de heruitgave van de roman uit 2013 van de Afro-Amerikaanse schrijver Kiese Laymon.

Kiese Laymon Long Division recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Long Division. Het boek is geschreven door Kiese Laymon. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de roman uit 2013 van de Afro-Amerikaanse schrijver Kiese Laymon.

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Long Division

  • Schrijver: Kiese Laymon (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Afro-Amerikaanse roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Eerste druk: 2013
  • Uitgever heruitgave: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 1 juni 2021
  • Uitgave: paperback / ebook

Recensie en waardering van de roman van Kiese Laymon

  • “A revised version of Laymon’s elliptical, time-folding work of metafiction about Southern racism… is effectively two novels, both potent yet often funny character studies. In style and structure, Laymon’s novel is an inheritor to Black postmodern literature of the 1960s and ’70s–Toni Morrison most famously but also Leon Forrest, Gayl Jones, and William Melvin Kelley. A sui generis.” (Kirkus)
  • “In a multilayered, allusion-packed, time-traveling plot set in Mississippi, Long Division takes us, nesting-doll-style, from 2013 to 1985, 1964, and back, engaging complex questions of race, violence, gender, sexuality, and our relationship to history. More than anything, Laymon shows with surprising lucidity how American racialized inequality is persistent but mutable, that the past is not the present, but isn’t, either, entirely past.” (The Boston Review)

Flaptekst van de roman van Kiese Laymon

From Kiese Laymon, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Heavy, comes a “funny, astute, searching” (The Wall Street Journal) debut novel about Black teenagers that is a satirical exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in post-Katrina Mississippi.

Written in a voice that’s alternately humorous, lacerating, and wise, Long Division features two interwoven stories. In the first, it’s 2013: after an on-stage meltdown during a nationally televised quiz contest, fourteen-year-old Citoyen “City” Coldson becomes an overnight YouTube celebrity. The next day, he’s sent to stay with his grandmother in the small coastal community of Melahatchie, where a young girl named Baize Shephard has recently disappeared.

Before leaving, City is given a strange book without an author called Long Division. He learns that one of the book’s main characters is also named City Coldson–but Long Division is set in 1985. This 1985-version of City, along with his friend and love interest, Shalaya Crump, discovers a way to travel into the future, and steals a laptop and cellphone from an orphaned teenage rapper called…Baize Shephard. They ultimately take these items with them all the way back to 1964, to help another time-traveler they meet to protect his family from the Ku Klux Klan.

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John Edgar Wideman – Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone

John Edgar Wideman Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone recensie en informatie boek met nieuwe verhalen. Op 9 november 2021 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books het nieuwe boek met verhalen van de Afro-Amerikaanse schrijver John Edgar Wideman. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

John Edgar Wideman Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de verhalenbundel Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone. Het boek is geschreven door John Edgar Wideman. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe boek met verhalen van de Afro- Amerikaanse schrijver John Edgar Wideman.

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Look for Me and I’ll Be Gone

  • Schrijver: John Edgar Wideman (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: verhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 9 november 2021
  • Omvang: 192 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook

Flaptekst van het nieuwe boek van John Edgar Wideman

Forty years after John Edgar Wideman’s first collection of stories was published, he continues to produce new stories of the highest caliber and relevancy. Here, in his sixth story collection, he revisits themes that have infused his work for the duration of his career: family, loss, the penal system, Pittsburgh, physical and emotional life, art, and memory.

Stories include “Separation,” which begins with a boy standing alone beside his grandfather’s coffin, progressing to a scene with the narrator’s grandmother paying the funeral director weekly installments for the price of the casket. “Arizona,” which appeared in The New Yorker, is written in the form of a letter to singer Freddie Jackson, whose song “You Are My Lady,” enters the story through a car radio—a car that conveys the narrator’s son and his lawyers to a prison cell in Arizona. “Atlanta Murders” contemplates James Baldwin’s Evidence of Things Not Seen, written about the Atlanta child murders from 1979 to 1981, beginning with a riff on a “why-did-the chicken-cross-the-road” joke that takes a dark turn.

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Sarah Smarsh – She Come By It Natural

Sarah Smarsh She Come By It Natural Dolly Parton biografie recensie en informatie.  Op 13 oktober 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Scribner Books deze Dolly Parton biografie geschreven door Sarah Smarsh. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de biografie verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Sarah Smarsh She Come By It Natural Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de biografie She Comes By It Natural, Dolly Parton and the Wonan WHo Lived Her songs.  Het boek is geschreven door Sarah Smarsh. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van deze Dolly Parton biografie van Sarah Smarsh.

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She Come By It Natural

Dolly Parton and the Woman Who Lived Her Songs

  • Schrijfster: Sarah Smarsh (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: biografie, muziekboek
  • Taal : Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 13 oktober 2020
  • Omvang: 208 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek

Flaptekst van het boek over Dolly Parton

The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton.

Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities–and strengths–of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, “country music was foremost a language among women. It’s how we talked to each other in a place where feelings aren’t discussed.” And no one provided that language better than Dolly Parton.

Smarsh challenged a typically male vision of the rural working class with her first book, Heartland, starring the bold, hard-luck women who raised her. Now, in She Come By It Natural, originally published in a four-part series for The Journal of Roots MusicNo Depression, Smarsh explores the overlooked contributions to social progress by such women–including those averse to the term “feminism”–as exemplified by Dolly Parton’s life and art.

Far beyond the recently resurrected “Jolene” or quintessential “9 to 5,” Parton’s songs for decades have validated women who go unheard: the poor woman, the pregnant teenager, the struggling mother disparaged as “trailer trash.” Parton’s broader career–from singing on the front porch of her family’s cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains to achieving stardom in Nashville and Hollywood, from “girl singer” managed by powerful men to leader of a self-made business and philanthropy empire–offers a springboard to examining the intersections of gender, class, and culture.

Infused with Smarsh’s trademark insight, intelligence, and humanity, She Come By It Natural is a sympathetic tribute to the icon Dolly Parton and–call it whatever you like–the organic feminism she embodies.

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Colin O’Brady – The Impossible First

Colin O’Brady The Impossible First recensie en informatie over de inhoud van dit boek met avontuurlijke Antarctica reisverhalen. Op 12 januari 2020 verscheen bij Uitgeverij Scribner Books dit boek met reisverhalen van de Amerikaanse avonturier Colin O’Brady. Van de roman is geen Nederlandse vertaling aangekondigd.

Colin O’Brady The Impossible First Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van The Impossible First, het boek met avontuurlijke Antarctica reisverhalen van Colin O’Brady. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van dit nieuwe boek van de Amerikaanse avonturier Colin O’Brady.

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The Impossible First

From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone

  • Schrijver: Colin O’Brady (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Antarctica reisverhalen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschenen: 14 januari 2020
  • Omvang: 304 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek / Ebook / Luisterboek

Flaptekst van het boek van Colin O’Brady met Antarctica reisverhalen

Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O’Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he’d ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge.

O’Brady’s pursuit of a goal that had eluded many others was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar explorer Captain Louis Rudd—also striving to be “the first.” Enduring Antarctica’s sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds—in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters—O’Brady persevered.

Alone with his thoughts for nearly two months in the vastness of the frozen continent—gripped by fear and doubt—he reflected on his past, seeking courage and inspiration in the relationships and experiences that had shaped his life.

Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability—and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica—The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.

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