The Sojourn

10 best books like The Sojourn (Andrew Krivak): Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, Valentine: A Novel, Lord of Misrule, Long Division, The Place of the Lion, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America, American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood, The Witness of Preaching, This Storm, Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition

AuthorDanielle Evans
Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self offers a bold new perspective on the experience of being young and African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America. In each of her stories, Danielle Evans explores the non-white American experience with honesty, wisdom, and humor. They are striking in...
Valentine: A Novel
AuthorElizabeth Wetmore
Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.

Mercy is hard in a place like this . . .

It’s February 1976,...
AuthorJaimy Gordon
A brilliant novel that captures the dusty, dark, and beautiful world of small-time horse racing, where trainers, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little luck is offered at a run-down West Virginia track .

Tommy Hansel has a plan: run four horses, all better than they look on paper,...
AuthorKiese Laymon
Kiese Laymon’s debut novel is a Twain-esque exploration of celebrity, authorship, violence, religion, and coming of age in Post-Katrina Mississippi, written in a voice that’s alternately funny, lacerating, and wise. The book contains two interwoven stories. In the first, it’s 2013: after...
AuthorCharles Williams
As an author, Charles Williams writes stiffly, his stories are strange enough to be nearly inaccessible, and his characters who find clarity start speaking in a way which makes The Fairie Queene look folksy. All that being true, I love this man. After finishing this one I slept not just better, but more...
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
AuthorJared Cohen

The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects...
American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
AuthorMarie Arana
In her father’s Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother’s American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated...
AuthorThomas G. Long
This thorough and detailed revision of The Witness of Preaching is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. He continues to critically...
This Storm
AuthorJames Ellroy
From "one of the great American writers of our time" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)--a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor.

New Year's Eve 1941, war has been declared and the Japanese...
Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition
AuthorJames K.A. Smith
Who would have guessed that something as austere as Calvinism would become a hot topic in today's postmodern culture? At the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, new generations have discovered and embraced a "New Calvinism," finding in the Reformed tradition a rich theological vision. In fact,...
Waltzing the Cat
AuthorPam Houston
Now, in eleven linked fictions featuring a peripatetic photographer named Lucy O'Rourke, author Pam Houston once again serves up her charismatic blend of relationships and adventure. This is the story of one woman's struggle for balance in a world that keeps pitching and rolling under her feet. Dislocated...
How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction
AuthorAnne Curzan
This accessible introduction to the structure of English, general theories in linguistics, and important issues in sociolinguistics, is the first text written specifically for English and Education majors. This engaging introductory language/linguistics textbook provides more extensive...
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