Tag archieven: Scribner Books

Rachel Lyon – Fruit of the Dead

Rachel Lyon Fruit of the Dead recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de Amerikaanse debuutroman. Op 5 maart 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books de eerste roman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Rachel Lyon. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van de roman, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Rachel Lyon Fruit of the Dead recensie

  • “In lush, hallucinatory prose, Lyon narrates from the perspectives of both mother and daughter and evokes the classic myth without distracting readers from the striking contemporary setting and subject matter.” (Booklist, Starred Review)
  • “Irresistible… brilliantly told… an affecting, engrossing, and resonant tale about lost innocence and the enduring bond between a mother and daughter.” (Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review)
  • “Lyon’s skillful and luscious prose encourages empathy… an affecting novel with touches of the fantastical, weaving explorations of power, youth, wealth, and familial love.” (Kirkus, Starred Review)

Rachel Lyon Fruit of the Dead

Fruit of the Dead

  • Auteur: Rachel Lyon (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse debuutroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 5 maart 2024
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $28.00 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Bol / Libris

Flaptekst van de eerste roman van Rachel Lyon

An electric contemporary reimagining of the myth of Persephone and Demeter set over the course of one summer on a lush private island, about addiction and sex, family and independence, and who holds the power in a modern underworld.

Camp counselor Cory Ansel, eighteen and aimless, afraid to face her high-strung single mother in New York, is no longer sure where home is when the father of one of her campers offers an alternative. The CEO of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, Rolo Picazo is middle-aged, divorced, magnetic. He is also intoxicated by Cory. When Rolo proffers a childcare job (and an NDA), Cory quiets an internal warning and allows herself to be ferried to his private island. Plied with luxury and opiates manufactured by his company, she continues to tell herself she’s in charge. Her mother, Emer, head of a teetering agricultural NGO, senses otherwise. With her daughter seemingly vanished, Emer crosses land and sea to heed a cry for help she alone is convinced she hears.

Alternating between the two women’s perspectives, Rachel Lyon’s Fruit of the Dead incorporates its mythic inspiration with a light touch and devastating precision. The result is a tale that explores love, control, obliteration, and America’s own late capitalist mythos. Lyon’s reinvention of Persephone and Demeter’s story makes for a haunting and ecstatic novel that vibrates with lush abandon. Readers will not soon forget it.

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James L. Swanson – The Deerfield Massacre

James L. Swanson The Deerfield Massacre recensie en informatie boek over een bloedige strijd tussen indianen en kolonisten in Amerika in 1704. Op 27 februari 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner het boek The Deerfield Massacre van de Amerikaanse historicus en schrijver James L. Swanson. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijver en over de uitgave. Er is is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het geschiedenisboek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

James L. Swanson The Deerfield Massacre recensie

  • “A meticulous account of the eponymous 18th–century massacre . . . Swanson’s narrative pivots ingeniously from the event itself . . . to trace the massacre’s afterlife … The result is a rewarding close look at the process of history-making.” (Publishers Weekly)
  • “A briskly told history of death, resilience, and recovery in the American past.” (Kirkus Reviews)

James L. Swanson The Deerfield Massacre

The Deerfield Massacre

A Surprise Attack, a Forces March, and the Fight for Survival in Early America

  • Auteur: James L. Swanson (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse geschiedenis
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner
  • Verschijnt: 27 februari 2024
  • Omvang: 336 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $30.00 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Bol / Libris

Flaptekst van het boek over een confrontatie tussen Indianen en kolonisten in 1704

In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a spellbinding account of a forgotten chapter in American history: the deadly confrontation between Indians and colonists in Massachusetts in 1704 and the tragic saga that unfolded, written by acclaimed historian James Swanson.

Once it was one of the most infamous events in early American history. Today, it has been nearly forgotten.

In an obscure, two-hundred-year-old museum in a little town in western Massachusetts there stands what once was the most revered relic from the history of early New England: the massive, tomahawk-scarred door that came to symbolize the notorious Deerfield Massacre of 1704. This impregnable barricade—known to early Americans as “The Old Indian Door”—constructed from double-thick planks of Massachusetts oak and studded with hand-wrought iron nails to repel the tomahawk blades wielded by several attacking Native tribes, is the sole surviving artifact from one of the most dramatic moments in colonial American history: In the leap year of 1704, on the cold, snowy night of February 29, hundreds of Indians and their French allies swept down on an isolated frontier outpost to slaughter or capture its inhabitants.

The sacking of Deerfield led to one of the greatest sagas of survival, sacrifice, family, and faith ever told in North America. One hundred and twelve survivors, including their fearless minister, the Reverend John Williams, were captured and forced to march three hundred miles north into enemy territory in Canada. Any captive who faltered or became too weak to continue the journey—including Williams’s own wife—fell under the tomahawk or war club.

Survivors of the march willed themselves to live and endured captivity. Ransomed by the royal governor of Massachusetts, the captives later returned home to Deerfield, rebuilt their town and, for the rest of their lives, told the incredible tale. The memoir of Rev. Williams, The Redeemed Captive, published soon after his liberation, became one of the first bestselling books in American history and remains a literary classic. The Old Indian Door is a touchstone that conjures up one of the most dramatic and inspiring stories of colonial America—and now, at last, this legendary event is brought to vivid life by popular historian James Swanson.

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Ian Russell-Hsieh – I’m New Here

Ian Russell-Hsieh I’m New Here. Op 1 februari 2024 verschijnt bij bij uitgeverij Scribner Books de debuutroman van de Taiwanees-Britse schrijver Ian Russell-Hsieh. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van de roman, de schrijver en over de uitgave. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd. 

Ian Russell-Hsieh I’m New Here recensie

Ook is er aandacht voor de boekbesprekingen en recensie van de roman I’m New Here, geschreven door Ian Russel-Hsieh. zodra deze in de media verschijnen.

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Ian Russell-Hsieh is een Taiwanees-Britse journalist en schrijver. Met regelmaat publiceert hij artikelen in de gerenommeerde krant The Guardian. Tegenwoordig is hij woonachtig in Cornwall, Engeland. I’m New Here is zijn debuutroman waarvan het nog onbekend is of er een Nederlandse vertaling van zal verschijnen.

Ian Russell-Hsieh I'm New Here

I’m New Here

  • Auteur: Ian Russell-Hsieh (Taiwan, Engeland)
  • Soort boek; debuutroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 1 februari 2024
  • Omvang: 240 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: paperback / ebook
  • Prijs: £14.99 / £7.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Libris

Flaptekst van de eerste roman Ian Russell-Hsieh

Fired from his job and dumped by his girlfriend, Taiwanese-British photographer Sean flies to Taipei to seek oblivion. Lost in the neon heat of his parents’ homeland, though, all he finds is alienation. He spends his days sleeping feverishly in a bleak hotel bedroom, and his nights alternating between casual sex and a crappy striplit doughnut bar. Whatever he thought Taiwan would give him, it hasn’t worked: he feels as distanced and resentful of his heritage as he ever has.

Then, a chance encounter with a mysterious older man draws him into a friendship where the terms of engagement are quickly, ominously blurred. For every tentative step towards connection, Sean’s grasp on reality unravels, as the demands of the past and the present begin to take their toll. As events draw to a disturbing head, Sean’s mind spirals, until he’s not sure what’s left of him at all.

Appealing to fans of Boy Parts and Luster, I’m New Here is a thrilling, hallucinatory debut and masterclass in unreliable narration that positions Ian Russell-Hsieh as one of the most exciting new authors in the UK.

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Marion Gibson – Witchcraft

Marion Gibson Witchcraft. Op 16 januari 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner het boek over heksenvervolging wereldwijd, geschreven door de Britse historicus en schrijfster Marion Gibson. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijfster en over de uitgave.

Marion Gibson Witchcraft recensie

  • “It is wonderful to come across a book that breathes such fresh life and energy into a well-worked subject, covering a huge range of time and space with a unified, passionate and convincing message. Any expert is going to learn something new from it, any newcomer to be enthralled and motivated.” (Ronald Hutton, author of The Witch
  • “These stories of witchcraft, true and vividly told, demonstrate the potent reality of belief in evil and how in any era or place fear can be weaponised and marginal people, mostly women, labelled as wicked and dangerous. Together they comprise not just a history of witchcraft but a cautionary tale of the uncomfortably human habits of paranoia and persecution.” (Malcom Gaskill, author of The Ruin of All Witches)

Marion Gibson informatie en boeken

Marion Gibson is geboren op het eiland Wight in het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Ze heeft geschiedenis gestudeerd en is nu professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures aan de University van Exeter in Devon, Engeland. Ze heeft een flink aantal boeken over heksenvervolging en magie geschreven. Tot nu toe is geen van haar boeken in Nederlandse vertaling verschenen.

Marion Gibson Witchcraft

Witchcraft

A History in Thirteen Trials

  • Auteur: Marion Gibson (Engeland)
  • Soort boek: geschiedenisboek over heksen
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner
  • Verschijnt: 16 januari 2024
  • Omvang: 320 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: $28.00 / $14.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol 

Flaptekst boeken over heksenvervolging van Marion Gibson

A fascinating, vivid global history of witch trials across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, told through thirteen distinct trials that illuminate the pattern of demonization and conspiratorial thinking that has profoundly shaped human history.

Witchcraft is a dramatic journey through thirteen witch trials across history, some famous—like the Salem witch trials—and some lesser-known: on Vardø island, Norway, in the 1620s, where an indigenous Sami woman was accused of murder; in France in 1731, during the country’s last witch trial, where a young woman was pitted against her confessor and cult leader; in Pennsylvania in 1929 where a magical healer was labelled a “witch”; in Lesotho in 1948, where British colonial authorities executed local leaders. Exploring how witchcraft became feared, decriminalized, reimagined, and eventually reframed as gendered persecution, Witchcraft takes on the intersections between gender and power, indigenous spirituality and colonial rule, and political conspiracy and individual resistance.

Offering a striking, dramatic story, unspooling through centuries, about the men and women who were accused—some of whom survived their trials, and some who did not—Witchcraft empowers the people who were and are victimized and marginalized, giving a voice to those who were silenced by history.

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Dick Harrison HeksenjachtDick Harrison (Zweden) – Heksenjacht
Een geschiedenis over angst, repressie en vrouwenhaat
geschiedenisboek
Uitgever: Omniboek
Verschijnt: 12 januari 2024

Alice Hoffman – The Invisible Hour

Alice Hoffman The Invisible Hour review en informatie over de inhoud van de nieuwe roman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster. Op 17 augustus 2023 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner de nieuwe roman van Alice Hoffman. Of en wanneer de Nederlandse vertaling verschijnt is nog niet bekend.

Alice Hoffman The Invisible Hour review en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman The Invisible Hour. Het boek is geschreven door Alice Hoffman. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de nieuwe roman van de Amerikaanse schrijfster Alice Hoffman.

Alice Hoffman The Invisible Hour review

The Invisible Hour

  • Auteur: Alice Hoffman (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner Books
  • Verschijnt: 17 augustus 2023
  • Omvang: 288 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Adviesprijs:  £ 16,99 /  £ 9,99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van de nieuwe roman van Alice Hoffman

Sixteen-year-old Ivy is pregnant and alone. Cast out by her family, she runs away and finds safety in the arms of Joel Davis. He offers a simpler life than the one she had in Boston, a quiet, rural life of rules, peace and community. Little does she realise, Joel is the charismatic leader of a cult known as the Community, and all is not quite as it seems.

Daughter Mia has only known the claustrophobic life of the Community. While out serving the Community one weekend, she secretly commits a transgression – reading. Discovering a world beyond the edges of the Community’s property is intoxicating. But breaking rules carries serious consequences, and sends Mia on a path she could never have imagined.

With two fiercely wonderful heroines, The Invisible Hour is a heart-breaking and hopeful novel of family, redemption and the power of love.

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Constance Wu – Making a Scene

Constance Wu Making a Scene recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de memoir van de Amerikaanse actrice met ouders die van Taiwan afkomstig zijn.  Op 4 oktober 2022 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Knopf het memoir Making a Scene van de Amerikaanse filmactrice Constance Wu. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Constance Wu Making a Scene recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de memoir Making a Scene.  Het boek is geschreven door Constance Wu. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de het boek van filmactrice Constance Wu.

Constance Wu Making a Scene Memoir

Making a Scene

  • Schrijfster: Constance Wu (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: memoir
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner
  • Verschijnt: 4 oktober 2022
  • Omvang: 336 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook

Recensie en waardering van het boek

  • “A portrait of a young woman’s life and of a young artist, struggling to find her way…poignant…frank and intimate.” (The New York Times)
  • “Candid and relatable…Her voice is forthright and clear as she delves into experiences of sexual assault, racial discrimination, and heartbreak.” (Time)

Flaptekst van de memoir van actrice Contance Wu

A powerful and poignant new book by Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh off the Boat star Constance Wu about family, romance, sex, shame, trauma, and how she found her voice on the stage.

Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu was often scolded for having big feelings or strong reactions. “Good girls don’t make scenes,” people warned her. And while she spent most of her childhood suppressing her bold, emotional nature, she found an early outlet in local community theater—it was the one place where big feelings were okay—were good, even. Acting became her refuge, her touchstone, and eventually her vocation. At eighteen she moved to New York, where she’d spend the next ten years of her life auditioning, waiting tables, and struggling to make rent before her two big breaks: the TV sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and the hit film Crazy Rich Asians.

Through raw and relatable essays, Constance shares private memories of childhood, young love and heartbreak, sexual assault and harassment, and how she “made it” in Hollywood. Her stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at being Asian American in the entertainment industry and the continuing evolution of her identity and influence in the public eye. Making a Scene is an intimate portrait of pressures and pleasures of existing in today’s world.

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Sidik Fofana – Stories from the Tenants Downstairs

Sidik Fofana Stories from the Tenants Downstairs recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de debuutroman van de Afro-Amerikaanse schrijver die is gesitueerd in Harlem, New York. Er is nog geen Nederlandse vertaling van de roman verkrijgbaar op aangekondigd.

Sidik Fofana Stories from the Tenants Downstairs recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de roman Stories from the Tenants Downstairs. Het boek is geschreven door Sidik Fofana. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van de eerste roman van de Amerikaanse schrijver Sidik Fofana.

Sidik Fofana Stories from the Tenants Downstairs

Stories from the Tenants Downstairs

  • Schrijver: Sidik Fofana (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Afro-Amerikaanse roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner
  • Verschijnt: 16 augustus 2022
  • Omvang: 224 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van de eerste roman van Sidik Fofana

Set in a Harlem high rise, a stunning debut about a tight-knit cast of characters grappling with their own personal challenges while the forces of gentrification threaten to upend life as they know it.

Like Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, Sidik Fofana’s electrifying collection of eight interconnected stories showcases the strengths, struggles, and hopes of one residential community in a powerful storytelling experience.

Each short story follows a tenant in the Banneker Homes, a low-income high rise in Harlem where gentrification weighs on everyone’s mind. There is Swan in apartment 6B, whose excitement about his friend’s release from prison jeopardizes the life he’s been trying to lead. Mimi, in apartment 14D, who hustles to raise the child she had with Swan, waitressing at Roscoe’s and doing hair on the side. And Quanneisha B. Miles, a former gymnast with a good education who wishes she could leave Banneker for good, but can’t seem to escape the building’s gravitational pull. We root for these characters and more as they weave in and out of each other’s lives, endeavoring to escape from their pasts and blaze new paths forward for themselves and the people they love.

Stories from the Tenants Downstairs brilliantly captures the joy and pain of the human experience and heralds the arrival of a uniquely talented writer.

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Stephen King – Fairy Tail

Stephen King Fairy Tail recensie en informatie over de inhoud van het nieuwe boek van de Amerikaanse meesterverteller. Op 6 september 2022 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Scribner Books, Fairy Tail, de nieuwe thriller van Stephen King. Wanneer de Nederlandse vertaling verschijnt wordt later bekend gemaakt.

Stephen King Fairy Tail recensie en informatie

Als de redactie het boek leest, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van de thriller Fairy Tail. Het boek is geschreven door Stpehen King. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden te vinden. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie over de inhoud van de nieuwe thriller van de Amerikaanse meesterverteller Stephen King.

Stephen King Fairy Tail Recensie

Fairy Tail

  • Schrijver: Stephen King (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: Amerikaanse thriller
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Scribner
  • Verschijnt: 6 september 2022
  • Omvang: 608 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Boek bestellen bij: Boekhandel / Bol

Flaptekst van de nieuwe thriller van Stephen King

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes deep into the well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for their world or ours.

Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was ten, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. Then, when Charlie is 17, he meets a dog named Radar and his aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.

Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale about another world than ours, in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy – and his dog – must lead the battle.

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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.

Tony Oppedisano Sinatra and Me Boek over Frank Sinatra

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.

Ly Tran House of Sticks Recensie

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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