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Author : Michael Chabon
Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-05-30
Page : 448
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1443448443
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A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories. Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today’s most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation. Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today’s most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Madeleine Thien, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.


Author : Michael Chabon
Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2017-05-30
Page : 448
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0008229201
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Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride, Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.


Author : Michael Chabon
Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-05-30
Page : 448
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 006243179X
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A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories. Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today’s most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.


Author : Colum McCann
Toibin Colm
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 448
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780008236304
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Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Release : 2009
Page : 213
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 0385527934
Description :


Examines current expectations of motherhood through anecdotes and examples, explaining that no one can be a perfect mother, and that what some would call bad mothers are actually pretty good.


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2017-01-10
Page : 256
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0451494105
Description :


The true story of how a renowned writer’s struggle with mood storms led her to try a remedy as drastic as it is forbidden: microdoses of LSD. Her revealing, fascinating journey provides a window into one family and the complex world of a once-infamous drug seen through new eyes. When a small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her moods have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she opens the vial, places two drops on her tongue, and joins the ranks of an underground but increasingly vocal group of scientists and civilians successfully using therapeutic microdoses of LSD. As Waldman charts her experience over the course of a month--bursts of productivity, sleepless nights, a newfound sense of equanimity--she also explores the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research into the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Drawing on her experience as a federal public defender, and as the mother of teenagers, and her research into the therapeutic value of psychedelics, Waldman has produced a book that is eye-opening, often hilarious, and utterly enthralling.


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release : 2015
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307739570
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A tale inspired by the World War II Hungarian Gold Train follows the 1945 American capture of a locomotive filled with riches and the efforts of a Jewish-American lieutenant's granddaughter to track down a mysterious woman 70 years later. By the author of Red Hook Road. 60,000 first printing.


Author : Gershon Shafir
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2017
Page : 296
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0520293509
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"The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most polarizing and long-lived confrontations in the world. Tearing communities apart in Israel and Occupied Palestine, with repercussions across the globe, Israel's "temporary" occupation turns a half century old in 2017. This timely and provocative book offers a background history and context for general readers and covers the major turning points of the conflict. Expertly detailing the political, diplomatic, and legal dimensions of the struggle, Gershon Shafir examines the effect of the colonization of occupied territories on Israel's democracy and offers compelling reasons and possibilities for ending the occupation now."--Provided by publisher.


Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Jacqueline woodson
Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Release : 2021-01-19
Page : 336
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1501190415
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The American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in this “forceful, beautifully written” (Associated Press) collection that brings together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays “full of struggle, emotion, fear, resilience, hope, and triumph” (Los Angeles Review of Books) about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
Release : 2006
Page : 454
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0739325728
Description :


Harvard Law graduate Emilia Greenleaf's perfect life with her beloved Jack is turned upside down by her new preschool-age stepson, William, a situation that is further complicated when she loses her own newborn daughter, but it is through William that she begins to heal and to discover what family really means. (General Fiction)


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2011
Page : 343
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307275825
Description :


Two families living on the Maine coast find their way through grief together after a tragic accident takes the lives of a young, newly-married couple, which results in a broken marriage, a bonding between bereaved siblings, and healing in the form of an adopted girl's prodigious violin talent.


Author : Michael Chabon
Publisher : William Morrow & Company
Release : 1991
Page : 207
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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A collection of short stories includes "A Model World," "Millionaires," and a series of tales about a young boy experiencing the pain of his parents' imminent divorce


Author : Michael Chabon
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2008
Page : 206
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345502078
Description :


In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains, in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become embroiled in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince with a mysterious secret. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.


Author : Michael Chabon
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-06-12
Page : 704
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0812993675
Description :


WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, beloved novel of two boy geniuses dreaming up superheroes in New York’s Golden Age of comics, now with special bonus material by the author—soon to be a Showtime limited series “It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal—smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read.”—The Washington Post Book World Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly • Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2014
Page : 334
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780385533546
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A tale inspired by the World War II Hungarian Gold Train follows the 1945 American capture of a locomotive filled with riches and the efforts of a Jewish-American lieutenant's granddaughter to track down a mysterious woman 70 years later. By the author of Red Hook Road. 60,000 first printing.


Author : Michael Chabon
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1999
Page : 212
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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A collection of short fiction includes the story of a boy's attempt to help a troubled classmate, a couple's bizarre visit to a real estate broker, and a young archaeologist's research in an American town


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Berkley Hardcover
Release : 2003
Page : 314
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780425190142
Description :


Former public defender Juliet Applebaum escapes the trials of being a stay-at-home mother when her old friend, actress Lily Green, asks for her assistance to help clear her brother's name after he is accused of killing their stepmother.


Author : Michael Chabon
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2008
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0812979214
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In a story exploring the theme of the artist's isolation, Grady Tripp, an obese, aging writer who has lost his way, and debauched editor Terry Crabtree struggle to rekindle their friendship, a sense of adventure, and purpose in their lives. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.


Author : Michael Chabon
Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page : 680
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780786251438
Description :


Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.


Author : Ayelet Waldman
Publisher : Sourcebooks Incorporated Landmark
Release : 2003
Page : 335
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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When Olivia falls victim to the maelstrom surrounding the war on drugs, she and her self-sufficient mother, Elaine, find themselves embroiled in a courtroom drama. 50,000 first printing.