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  • Dave Eggers

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture, The Circleis the exhilarating novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author ofHeroes of the Frontier.When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    In 'Quiet,' Tom visits Erin-a friend and former coworker living overseas. Despite wanting a deeper relationship, Tom restrains his amorous feelings. But when Tom learns that two of his male coworkers have been intimate with Erin, his patience evaporates-and he commits an act he can never take back. As editor of literary journal McSweeney's, Dave Eggers has been partly responsible for a rejuvenation of short fiction in the USA. At the same time he has also developed his own unique, funny, endlessly inventive take on the short story...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    At the age of 22, David Eggers became both an orphan and a "single mother" when his parents died within five months of one another of unrelated cancers. David is appointed unofficial guardian of his eight-year-old brother, Christopher. The two live together in semi-squalor, decaying food and sports equipment scattered about, while Eggers worries obsessively about child-welfare authorities, molesting babysitters and his own...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King Deeply affecting. Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A captivating, often hilarious novel of family and wilderness from the bestselling author of The Circle, this is a powerful examination of our contemporary life and a rousing story of adventure. Josie and her children's father have split up, she's been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she's grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée's family, Josie makes a...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    In The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water, two old friends, Pilar and Hand, reunite in Costa Rica for a kind of loveless love affair. Pilar takes two planes from Champaign, Illinois to San José, rents a car, and meets Hand in Playa Alta on the Pacific coast because she wants to sleep with Hand and Hand wants to...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public... 'Tremendous. Inventive, big hearted and very funny. Prepare to be addicted' DAILY...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    The best-selling author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers announced himself as a literary force with this striking debut. It is the tale of two friends on a globe-trekking quest'at turns hilarious, frustrating, and heartbreaking'to give away money while grieving a painful loss. 'Headlong, heartsick and footsore ' Frisbee sentences that sail, spin, hover, circle and come back to the reader like gifts of gravity and grace ' Nobody writes better than Dave Eggers about young men '''New York Times Book...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    Dave Eggers scored a worldwide phenomenon with this memoir that topped national best-seller lists and has since become a staple for summer reading and book clubs. A compelling voice for Generation X, Eggers here recounts his early 20s, caring for his younger brother after their parents' unexpected deaths and his endeavors in a variety of media. 'Not just for the MTV-fan age group, this is a very entertaining, well-written...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    In his new nonfiction book, Zeitoun, New York Times best-selling author Dave Eggers tells a Hurricane Katrina story unlike any written before. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun'a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four'chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers's riveting work, three years in the making, follows Zeitoun back to his childhood in Syria and around the world during his years as a...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    This science-fiction classic has been reimagined by Dave Eggers in modern times. Fourteen-year-old Consuelo and the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax set sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster. But they discover an even stranger truth: the 'sea-monster' is in fact a submarine, captained by Nemo! Consuelo and Arronax join Nemo on the submarine, and so begin their exciting...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    In a heartrending and astonishing novel, Dave Eggers illuminates the history of the civil war in Sudan through the eyes of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee now living in the United States. We follow his life as he's driven from his home as a boy and walks, with thousands of orphans, to Ethiopia, where he finds safety -- for a time. Valentino's travels, truly Biblical in scope, bring him in contact with government soldiers, janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation -- and a string of unexpected romances. Ultimately, Valentino finds safety in Kenya and, just after the millennium, is finally resettled in the United States, from where this novel is...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment-and a moving story of how we got...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    Valentino Achak Deng is just a boy when conflict separates him from his family and forces him to leave his small Sudanese village, joining thousands of other orphans on their long, long walk to Ethiopia, where they find safety for a time. Along the way Valentino encounters enemy soldiers, liberation rebels and deadly militias, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation. But there are experiences ahead that will test his spirit in even greater ways than...read more

  • Dave Eggers

    The Wild Things - based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze - is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can't always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he...read more