On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? (Goodreads)
In luminous prose Lan Samantha Chang weaves the forces of war and magic, food and desire, ghosts and family, into haunting tales that signal the arrival of an exciting new writer (Goodreads)
An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love (Goodreads)
Don Tillman, genetics professor, is getting married. Or he will be, when his sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey yield as candidate (see: the Wife Project). Designed to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the vegans, the late arrivers, Don's questionnaire is, for this socially challenged academic, the most logical method to find the perfect partner.
Munro has the ability to bring storytelling beyond telling stories. She intricately design the plot to flows realistically, never redundant, with drama related to the story line. Through her writings Munro reminds us the importance of life. She encourages us to introspectively look into our decisions, actions, and relationships.
Vintage Munro includes stories throughout her career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; “Differently,” from Selected Stories, and “Carried Away,” from Open Secrets. (Goodreads)
Kyoto is known as the historical former capital of Japan which has over a thousand years history. There remain a hundred Maiko, apprentice Geisha, and 200 Geiko, matured Geisha (Only in Japan). Geisha, Kabuki theater, and Sado tea ceremony have been Japanese authentic arts and entertainments since the 18th century.
A literary sensation, Memoirs of a Geisha is a novel about a simple fisherman's daughter Chiyo who grew into a beautiful Gion butterfly. In the era of World War II, Chiyo struggled to surpass her rivals, pass dangerous times, and reach for her dream. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable. This is a must-read book about transformation and spirit of life.