Monday, November 15, 2010

Tuesday Tomorrow

Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
Published by: University of California Press
Publication Date: November 16th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 760 Pages
To Buy
The official patter:
"Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.) Eschewing chronology and organization, Twain simply meanders from observation to anecdote and between past and present. There are gorgeous reminiscences from his youth of landscapes, rural idylls, and Tom Sawyeresque japes; acid-etched profiles of friends and enemies, from his "fiendish" Florentine landlady to the fatuous and "grotesque" Rockefellers; a searing polemic on a 1906 American massacre of Filipino insurgents; a hilarious screed against a hapless editor who dared tweak his prose; and countless tales of the author's own bamboozlement, unto bankruptcy, by publishers, business partners, doctors, miscellaneous moochers; he was even outsmarted by a wild turkey. Laced with Twain's unique blend of humor and vitriol, the haphazard narrative is engrossing, hugely funny, and deeply revealing of its author's mind. His is a world where every piety conceals fraud and every arcadia a trace of violence; he relishes the human comedy and reveres true nobility, yet as he tolls the bell for friends and family--most tenderly in an elegy for his daughter Susy, who died in her early 20s of meningitis--he feels that life is a pointless charade. Twain's memoirs are a pointillist masterpiece from which his vision of America--half paradise, half swindle--emerges with indelible force. 66 photos and line illus."

Well this should be interesting... seeing as it's been held back for so long and is already on best sellers lists. Of course I've been hearing it's kind of stale and boring.

Night Star by Alyson Noel
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 16th, 2010
Format: Hardcover, 320 Pages
 Night Star
The official patter:
"With 2 million copies of her Immortals series in print, Alyson Noël is one of the hottest paranormal teen authors writing today.  Night Star continues the epic love story that has enchanted readers across the world.  In this installment, Ever and Damen face down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears—all in the hope of being together forever.  Night Star is guaranteed to mesmerize fans and leave them breathlessly awaiting the sixth and final book!"

Hmm, now that this series is getting to the end, perhaps it's time for some marathon reading!


I want the Twain book too. I am on the list at the library. I think I am way down on the list as Nevada was once his home. If you read about Virgina City and see pictures, believe me when I say it has not changed a bit! I have seen his newspaper office and places he liked to visit. I look forward to hearing his words on this area.

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