August by Romina Paula Book Summary:
Traveling home to rural Patagonia, a young woman grapples with herself as she makes the journey to scatter the ashes of her friend Andrea. Twenty-one-year-old Emilia might still be living, but she’s jaded by her studies and discontent with her boyfriend, and apathetic toward the idea of moving on. Despite the admiration she receives for having relocated to Buenos Aires, in reality, cosmopolitanism and a career seem like empty scams. Instead, she finds her life pathetic.Once home, Emilia stays with Andrea’s parents, wearing the dead girl’s clothes, sleeping in her bed, and befriending her cat. Her life put on hold, she loses herself to days wondering how if what had happenedleaving an ex, leaving Patagonia, Andrea leaving herhadn’t happened.Both a reverse coming-of-age story and a tangled homecoming tale, this frank confession to a deceased confidante. A keen portrait of a young generation stagnating in an increasingly globalized Argentina, August considers the banality of life against the sudden changes that accompany death.Romina Paula is one of the most interesting figures under forty currently active on the Argentine literary scene: a playwright, novelist, director, and actor. This is her first book to be translated into English.Jennifer Croft is a writer, translator, and critic. She is the recipient of Fulbright, PEN, and National Endowment for the Arts grants, as well as the Michael Henry Heim Prize.
Next August (August Series Book 1) by Kelly Moore Book Summary:
He's harboring more than just secrets.She's only interested in the truth.Billionaire businessman, August Rylan has more money than he knows what to do with--and more secrets than he can keep. As a public figure without a personal life, August is no stranger to scrutiny and gossip. Enduring a life of tragedy and setbacks, he's finally found a life he can cope with. But when he meets a sassy and kind-hearted nurse, August realizes that he needs--and wants--more. Country girl Nashville Jacoby would do anything for anyone. When August requests her care for his father, she can't possibly turn her back on an invalid old man. As Nash and August grow closer, they can't resist the passion that ignites between them. But Nash is not willing to embrace August's lifestyle or secrets. As the truth comes barreling forth, August's past and secrets threaten everything. Suddenly, more is at stake. Will August learn that the one thing money can't buy is the one thing worth fighting for?
August: Osage County (TCG Edition) by Tracy Letts Book Summary:
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2008 Tony Award for Best New Play. Now a major motion picture!"A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people." TimeOut New York"Tracy Letts' August: Osage County is what O'Neill would be writing in 2007. Letts has recaptured the nobility of American drama's mid-century heyday while still creating something entirely original." New York magazineI don’t care if August: Osage County is three-and-a-half hours long. I wanted more.” Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer"This original and corrosive black comedy deserves a seat at the table with the great American family plays."TimeOne of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finestand absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. The three-act, three-and-a-half-hour mammoth of a play combines epic tragedy with black comedy, dramatizing three generations of unfulfilled dreams and leaving not one of its thirteen characters unscathed.August: Osage County has been produced in more than twenty countries worldwide and is now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Juliette Lewis, and Ewan McGregor.Tracy Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, and Man from Nebraska, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His plays have been performed throughout the country and internationally. A performer as well as a playwright, Letts is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where August: Osage County premiered.
The Queen of the Damned: A Novel (Vampire Chronicles) by Rice, Anne(August 12, 2014) Paperback by Anne Rice Book Summary:
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Catalogue of Books in the Mercantile Library, of the City of New York: With a Supplement to August 1, 1856 (Classic Reprint) by New York Mercantile Library Association Book Summary:
Excerpt from Catalogue of Books in the Mercantile Library, of the City of New York: With a Supplement to August 1, 1856 Art. 8. The President, vice-president, Secretaries, Treasurer, and Directors shall consti tute a Board of Direction, with full powers to appropriate funds, enact by-laws, and conduct the affairs of the Association. The Board shall meet at least once in each month, for the trans action of business; and at the annual meeting, report its proceedings for the last year, and the state of the Association. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.