Heroes Of The Frontier

Book Title : Heroes of the Frontier
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2016-07-26
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780451493811
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Heroes of the Frontier Summary : “A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King… Deeply affecting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Book Title : Heroes of the Frontier
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release Date : 2016-07-26
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780735272460
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Heroes of the Frontier Summary : A captivating, often hilarious novel of family, loss, wilderness, and the curse of a violent America, Dave Eggers’s Heroes of the Frontier is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the bestselling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.

Book Title : Heroes of the Frontier
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2016-07-26
Pages : 383
ISBN : 9780241979051
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Heroes of the Frontier Summary : THE NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER 'The mirror image of Eggers's brilliantly dystopian The Circle... [A] state of the nation novel, cleansing the spirit and lifting the heart' Guardian A hilarious and heart-warming misadventure through modern America: it's time for the family vacation... Josie's life is falling apart - lawsuits raining down, her business down the drain and a feckless husband long gone - so she gathers up her two kids and lights out for the wilderness. The Alaskan wilderness, to be specific. This is a story about the trip of a lifetime. It involves one battered old RV, one highly sensitive eight year old boy, one fearless and hyperactive five year old girl, several forest fires, a large supply of pinot noir, and a deeply misguided sense of optimism. It may well be that things don't turn out quite as Josie expected - but then again, some of the best places in the world are found at the end of a road you didn't mean to take... Heroes of the Frontier is an uproariously funny portrait of modern America and the modern family, an entirely contemporary novel gleaming with Dave Eggers' trademark intelligence and originality.

đź“’Heroes Of The Age by David B. Edwards

Book Title : Heroes of the Age
Author : David B. Edwards
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 307
ISBN : 0520200640
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Heroes of the Age Summary : Edwards contends that Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself.

đź“’The Parade by Dave Eggers

Book Title : The Parade
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Knopf
Release Date : 2019-03-19
Pages : 192
ISBN : 9780525655312
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Parade Summary : From the bestselling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners' role in a nation's fragile peace. An unnamed country is leaving the darkness of a decade at war, and to commemorate the armistice the government commissions a new road connecting two halves of the state. Two men, foreign contractors from the same company, are sent to finish the highway. While one is flighty and adventurous, wanting to experience the nightlife and people, the other wants only to do the work and go home. But both men must eventually face the absurdities of their positions, and the dire consequences of their presence. With echoes of J. M. Coetzee and Graham Greene, this timeless novel questions whether we can ever understand another nation's war, and what role we have in forging anyone's peace.

Book Title : You Shall Know Our Velocity
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release Date : 2011-05-25
Pages : 368
ISBN : 9780307366429
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

You Shall Know Our Velocity Summary : In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2014-06-17
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9780307947543
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Your Fathers Where Are They And the Prophets Do They Live Forever Summary : From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions.

đź“’Black Frontiers by Lillian Schlissel

Book Title : Black Frontiers
Author : Lillian Schlissel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2000-02-01
Pages : 80
ISBN : 9780689833151
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Black Frontiers Summary : Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.

Book Title : The Monk of Mokha
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2018-01-30
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781101947326
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Monk of Mokha Summary : The Monk of Mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people.

Book Title : What Can a Citizen Do
Author : Dave Eggers
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release Date : 2018-09-11
Pages : 40
ISBN : 9781452176338
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

What Can a Citizen Do Summary : "Obligatory reading for future informed citizens." —The New York Times "[This] charming book provides examples and sends the message that citizens aren't born but are made by actions taken to help others and the world they live in." –The Washington Post Empowering and timeless, What Can a Citizen Do? is the latest collaboration from the acclaimed duo behind the bestselling Her Right Foot: Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris. This is a book for today's youngest readers about what it means to be a citizen. This is a book about what citizenship—good citizenship—means to you, and to us all.