Redeployment by Phil Klay Phil Klay's" Redeployment "takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
Ruth Ozeki's 'A Tale for the Time Being' is a diary, a puzzle, a novel
**Nonfiction - Shortlist** Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate.
Walter Kirn - Blood Will Out - A cunning fabulist known as Clark Rockefeller, after many years of tall tales, abandoned aliases and unpaid checks, is unmasked and convicted of murder. Rather than probing the liar’s deadly psyche, Kirn dwells on the power of celebrity to provide cover for dangerous behavior. In a well-written book that left me wanting to know more, we see how few people, even the author, could resist this consummate grifter - Amy Henry, aka Amy Cabernet Quilts
Jack, 12, tells the gripping story of Joseph, 14, who joins his family as a foster child. Damaged in prison, Joseph wants nothing more than to find his baby daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen. When Joseph has begun to believe he'll have a future, he is confronted by demons from his past that force a tragic sacrifice. - the publisher
Not only can you get your literary passport stamped twice with Hemingway's romp through Paris and Pamplona, but you can enjoy an immersive mood piece about the highs and lows of drunken, rambling youth.