NakedRoommate

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1.
Harlan Cohen
The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College

For 10 years (and counting), The Naked Roommate has been the go-to guide for your very best college experience!

From sharing a bathroom with 40 strangers to sharing lecture notes, The Naked Roommate is your behind-the-scenes look at EVERYTHING you need to know about college (but never knew you needed to know).

This essential, fully updated edition is packed with real-life advice on everything from making friends to managing stress. Hilarious, outrageous, and telling stories from students on over 100 college campuses cover the basics, and then some, including topics on

College Living
•Dorm dos, don’ts, and dramas
•Lying, noisy, nasty roommates

Finding People, Places, & Patience
•Social network dos and don’ts
•Friend today, gone tomorrow

Classes
•To go or not to go?
•How to get an A, C, or F

Dating
•17 kinds of college hookups
•Long distance = BIG concerns

The Party Scene
•The punch in the “fruit punch”
•Sex, drugs, and safety first

Money
•Grants, loans, and loose change
•Credit cards and campus jobs

In college, there’s a surprise around every corner. Luckily, The Naked Roommate has you covered!

2.
Marion Durnin
Sketches of Irish Character: by Mrs S C Hall (Chawton House Library: Women’s Novels)

Born in Dublin into the Anglo-Irish gentry, Anna Maria Hall moved to London when she was fifteen where she became famous for her books, plays and travel writing. It was her book, Sketches of Irish Character (1829) which made her a household name. This modern critical edition is based on Hall’s third, revised edition of 1844.

3.
Heidi Pitlor, T.C. Boyle
The Best American Short Stories 2015

In his introduction to this one hundredth volume of the beloved Best American Short Stories, guest editor T. C. Boyle writes, “The Model T gave way to the Model A and to the Ferrari and the Prius . . . modernism to postmodernism and post-postmodernism. We advance. We progress. We move on. But we are part of a tradition.”

Boyle’s choices of stories reflect a vibrant range of characters, from a numb wife who feels alive only in the presence of violence to a new widower coming to terms with his sudden freedom, from a missing child to a champion speedboat racer. These stories will grab hold and surprise, which according to Boyle is “what the best fiction offers, and there was no shortage of such in this year’s selections.”

Mulling over the question of character likability, series editor Heidi Pitlor asks, “Did I like these characters? I very much liked reading their stories, as did T. C. Boyle.” Here are characters who “are living, breathing people who screw up terribly and want and need and think uneasy thoughts.”

T. C. BOYLE, guest editor, has published fifteen novels and ten collections of short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for his novel World’s End and the Prix Médicis étranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995, as well as the 2014 Henry David Thoreau Prize for excellence in nature writing. His most recent book is the novel The Harder They Come.

HEIDI PITLOR, series editor, is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage.

4.
N. K. Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth)

This is the way the world ends, for the last time.

The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.

Essun, once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger, has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request. But if Essun does what he asks, it would seal the fate of the Stillness forever.

Far away, her daughter Nassun is growing in power – and her choices will break the world.

5.
Shane Peacock
The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

Edgar Brim is a sensitive orphan who, exposed to horror stories from his father as a young child, is afraid of almost everything and suffers from nightly terrors. His stern new guardian, Mr. Thorne, sends the boy to a gloomy school in Scotland where his dark demons only seem to worsen and he is bullied and ridiculed for his fears. But years later, when sixteen-year-old Edgar finds a journal belonging to his novelist father, he becomes determined to confront his nightmares and the bullies who taunt him. After the horrific death of a schoolmate, Edgar becomes involved with an eccentric society at the urging of a mysterious professor who believes that monsters from famous works of literature are real and whose mandate is to find and destroy these creatures.

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