Popular Fiction Novels by Best Selling Author Dave Eggers

  Popular Fiction Novels by Best Selling Author Dave Eggers

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Title: The Circle

Hired to work for the world's most powerful Internet company, Mae Holland questions her luck as life beyond her job grows distant, an encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, and her role at the company becomes increasingly public.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780345807298
Pages: 497
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Title: A Hologram for the King

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay 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.

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780307947512
Pages: 352
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Title: Heroes of the Frontier

“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 run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. Josie and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation: They see bears and bison, they eat hot dogs cooked on a bonfire, and they spend nights parked along icy cold rivers in dark forests. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization. A tremendous new novel from the best-selling author of The Circle, Heroes of the Frontier is the darkly comic story of a mother and her two young children on a journey through an Alaskan wilderness plagued by wildfires and a uniquely American madness.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9781524711047
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Title: Zeitoun

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In this startling and deeply humane work of nonfiction, readers will witness our country's worst natural disaster through new eyes, encountering all the hope and contradiction of a unique moment in American history.

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780307387943
Pages: 368
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Title: What Is the What

A gripping, best-selling narrative based on one refugee's story of escape from war-torn Sudan.

In a heartrending and astonishing novel, 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. Valentino's travels bring him in contact with government soldiers, janjaweed-like militias, liberation rebels, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation-and unexpected romances. In this audiobook, written with expansive humanity and surprising humor, we come to understand the nature of the conflicts in Sudan, the refugee experience in America, the dreams of the Dinka people, and the challenge one man faces in a world collapsing around him.

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780307385901
Pages: 560
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Title: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

The author chronicles his life after the deaths of his parents, when he was responsible for the care and upbringing of his eight-year-old brother, and offers a new appendix clarifying, amending, and expanding the original work.
Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780375725784
Pages: 485
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Title: You Shall Know Our Velocity!

In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

The book has an unorthodox design. There are no endplates, no title pages, and the text starts on the front cover. It has no dustjacket, and the plain cardboard covers are bound by black cloth, with the title embossed on the spine. The cover line reads, in all caps: "Everything within takes place after Jack died and before my Mom and I drowned in a burning ferry in the cool--tannin-tinted Guaviare River, in East-central Colombia with forty-two locals we hadn't yet met." The endpapers are red and contain the copyright page, various thank yous and a dedication to Eggers' sister Beth, who died last year.
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Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9781400033546
Pages: 368
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Title: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780544105508
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Title: How We Are Hungry

"Another"

"What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Him in the Dust"

"The Only Meaning of the Oil-Wet Water"

"On Wanting to Have Three Walls Up Before She Gets Home"

"Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance"

"She Waits, Seething, Blooming"

"Quiet"

"Your Mother and I"

"Naveed"

"Notes for a Story of a Man Who Will Not Die Alone"

"About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her"

"Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"

"After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned"

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9781400095568
Pages: 224
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Title: The Wild Things

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 becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780307475466
Pages: 304
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Title: Short Short Stories (Pocket Penguins)

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780141023083
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Title: Away We Go: A Screenplay

The first original screenplay by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, Away We Go is the new movie direcetd by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

Longtime couple Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) are expecting a baby, and the impending child's only living grandparents are moving to—where else—Belgium. So Burt and Verona head out on the road, across America, looking for the right place to call home. Along the way they encounter a succession of strange and hilarious friends and relatives (played by a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Catherine O’Hara, Maggie Gyllenhall, Josh Hamilton, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan), most of whom have no idea what they’re doing. In the end—with and despite the help of those they meet on their journey—Burt and Verona come closer to an understanding of their own definition of home and family.

Author(s): Dave Eggers
ISBN 13: 9780307475886
Pages: 208
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