Book: Jack


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Virago Press
  • Release : 08 June 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 0349011796

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Book: Lila Oprah s Book Club


Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award National Book Award Finalist A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to ...

  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 07 October 2014
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9780374709082

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Score: 4
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Lila Oprah s Book Club Book Summary :

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award National Book Award Finalist A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security. Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll, a canny young drifter, and brought up by her in a hardscrabble childhood. Together they crafted a life on the run, living hand to mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond and a ragged blade to protect them. Despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life was laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to reconcile the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship with the gentle Christian worldview of her husband which paradoxically judges those she loves. Revisiting the beloved characters and setting of Robinson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead and Home, a National Book Award finalist, Lila is a moving expression of the mysteries of existence that is destined to become an American classic.

Book: Cadillac Jack A Novel


Cadillac Jack does exactly that, inviting readers into the passenger seat of a pearl-colored Caddy with peach velour–covered seats, joining a rodeo-bulldogger-turned-antique- scout at the wheel. “Superbly comic” (Newsday), this ...

  • Author : Larry McMurtry
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release : 15 January 2019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9781631495106

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Score: 3
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Cadillac Jack A Novel Book Summary :

From dusty flea markets in Texas to parties in Washington, DC, crawling with political hacks, Cadillac Jack is a classic American novel, timelier than ever. Larry McMurtry’s “big hearted” fiction has been lauded for “taking us places we hadn’t known existed” (Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books). Cadillac Jack does exactly that, inviting readers into the passenger seat of a pearl-colored Caddy with peach velour–covered seats, joining a rodeo-bulldogger-turned-antique- scout at the wheel. “Superbly comic” (Newsday), this rollicking tale echoes the cultural climate of America today, with the cagey yet charming Jack grappling with the capitol’s pretentious elite. As he cruises through relationships with distinctively appealing women—including socialite boutique owner Cindy and discreet mother-of-two Jean—Jack realizes home for him will always be simply barreling down freeways in his Cadillac, wandering the country in search of another obscure treasure. Bolstered with its cast of unforgettable characters, Cadillac Jack entices with the prospect of undiscovered riches around that next bend in the road.

Book: Finding Jack


Based on the actual existence and abandonment of canine units in Vietnam, Gareth Crocker's Finding Jack is a novel of friendship and love under desperate circumstances that will grab your heart and won't let go.

  • Author : Gareth Crocker
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 15 February 2011
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 1429994797

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Score: 4.5
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When the war ends, how do you leave your best friend behind? After losing his young family in a tragic accident, Fletcher Carson joins the flagging war effort in Vietnam. Deeply depressed, he plans to die in the war. But during one of his early missions, Fletcher rescues a critically wounded yellow Lab whom he nurses back to health and names Jack. As Fletcher and Jack patrol and survive the forests of Vietnam, Fletcher slowly regains the will to live. At the end of the war, the U.S. Government announces that due to the cost of withdrawal, all U.S. dogs serving in the war have been declared "surplus military equipment" and will not be transported home. For the hundreds of dog handlers throughout Vietnam, whose dogs had saved countless lives, the news is greeted with shock and disbelief. For Fletcher, he knows that if he abandons Jack, then he too will be lost. Ordered to leave Jack behind, he refuses—and so begins their journey. Based on the actual existence and abandonment of canine units in Vietnam, Gareth Crocker's Finding Jack is a novel of friendship and love under desperate circumstances that will grab your heart and won't let go.

Book: Jack Maggs


The year is 1837 and a stranger is prowling London. He is Jack Maggs, an illegal returnee from the prison island of Australia.

  • Author : Peter Carey
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 December 2007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307426444

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Score: 4
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Jack Maggs Book Summary :

The Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda returns to the nineteenth century in an utterly captivating mystery. The year is 1837 and a stranger is prowling London. He is Jack Maggs, an illegal returnee from the prison island of Australia. He has the demeanor of a savage and the skills of a hardened criminal, and he is risking his life on seeking vengeance and reconciliation. Installing himself within the household of the genteel grocer Percy Buckle, Maggs soon attracts the attention of a cross section of London society. Saucy Mercy Larkin wants him for a mate. The writer Tobias Oates wants to possess his soul through hypnosis. But Maggs is obsessed with a plan of his own. And as all the various schemes converge, Maggs rises into the center, a dark looming figure, at once frightening, mysterious, and compelling. Not since Caleb Carr's The Alienist have the shadowy city streets of the nineteenth century lit up with such mystery and romance.

Book: Jack Oprah s Book Club


In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher.

  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 29 September 2020
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 9780374719654

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Jack Oprah s Book Club Book Summary :

A New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of 2020 by the Australian Book Review, AV Club, Books-a-Million, Electric Literature, Esquire, the Financial Times, Good Housekeeping (UK), The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, Literary Hub, the New Statesman, the New York Public Library, NPR, the Star Tribune, and TIME Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, returns to the world of Gilead with Jack, the latest novel in one of the great works of contemporary American fiction Marilynne Robinson’s mythical world of Gilead, Iowa—the setting of her novels Gilead, Home, and Lila, and now Jack—and its beloved characters have illuminated and interrogated the complexities of American history, the power of our emotions, and the wonders of a sacred world. Jack is Robinson’s fourth novel in this now-classic series. In it, Robinson tells the story of John Ames Boughton, the prodigal son of Gilead’s Presbyterian minister, and his romance with Della Miles, a high school teacher who is also the child of a preacher. Their deeply felt, tormented, star-crossed interracial romance resonates with all the paradoxes of American life, then and now. Robinson’s Gilead novels, which have won one Pulitzer Prize and two National Book Critics Circle Awards, are a vital contribution to contemporary American literature and a revelation of our national character and humanity.

Book: Baby Jack


From this point on, Baby Jack tells the story of the family Jack leaves behind, of his parents trying to survive as their marriage shatters, of Todd's own breakdown and after-the-fact attempt to understand his son's life — and of Jessica ...

  • Author : Frank Schaeffer
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release : 01 October 2007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 13 : 0786720212

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Score: 5
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Baby Jack Book Summary :

Having disowned his youngest son for the latter's decision to join the Marines and marry a girl from the city, successful Massachusetts painter Todd is devastated by his son's death in Iraq, after which he struggles to understand his son's life and anticipates a fatherless grandchild's birth.

Book: Josie and Jack


In Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet gives us a deliciously dark, suspenseful debut novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith.

  • Author : Kelly Braffet
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 05 June 2012
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780544052871

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In Josie and Jack, Kelly Braffet gives us a deliciously dark, suspenseful debut novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith. Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie and Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existence in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior finally drives them away. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, eroticism, and betrayal. His sociopathic tendencies emerge, and soon Josie must decide which is stronger: the love and devotion she feels for her brother or her will to survive. From its opening page to its shocking climax, this contemporary Hansel and Gretel story is compulsively readable and hugely entertaining.

Book: The Summer I Met Jack


The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a ...

  • Author : Michelle Gable
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 29 May 2018
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250103260

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"[The Summer I Met Jack] offers an alternate Kennedy family history that will leave readers wondering whether America knew the real JFK at all." --Kirkus Reviews New York Times bestselling author imagines the affair between John F. Kennedy and Alicia Corning Clark - and the child they may have had. Based on a real story - in 1950, a young, beautiful Polish refugee arrives in Hyannisport, Massachusetts to work as a maid for one of the wealthiest families in America. Alicia is at once dazzled by the large and charismatic family, in particular the oldest son, a rising politician named Jack. Alicia and Jack are soon engaged, but his domineering father forbids the marriage. And so, Alicia trades Hyannisport for Hollywood, and eventually Rome. She dates famous actors and athletes and royalty, including Gary Cooper, Kirk Douglas, and Katharine Hepburn, all the while staying close with Jack. A decade after they meet, on the eve of Jack’s inauguration as the thirty-fifth President of the United States, the two must confront what they mean to each other. The Summer I Met Jack by Michelle Gable is based on the fascinating real life of Alicia Corning Clark, a woman who J. Edgar Hoover insisted was paid by the Kennedys to keep quiet, not only about her romance with Jack Kennedy, but also a baby they may have had together.

Book: Jack Absolute


Arriving in England in 1777 after four months at sea, Jack Absolute is stunned by his notoriety as a character in Sheridan's comedy The Rivals, especially when he finds himself fighting a duel, fleeing for his life after winning the fight, ...

  • Author : C.C. Humphreys
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 21 August 2007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 13 : 0312374844

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Jack Absolute Book Summary :

Arriving in England in 1777 after four months at sea, Jack Absolute is stunned by his notoriety as a character in Sheridan's comedy The Rivals, especially when he finds himself fighting a duel, fleeing for his life after winning the fight, and becoming a spy in America's war of Independence, in the first novel in a historical adventure series. Reprint.

Book: Jack Fish


A man from Atlantis, an amphibian secret agent, is sent to New York City to assassinate a rogue agent.

  • Author : J. Milligan
  • Publisher : Soho PressInc
  • Release : 06 May 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015059286453

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Jack Fish Book Summary :

A man from Atlantis, an amphibian secret agent, is sent to New York City to assassinate a rogue agent.