The Dakota Winters

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Author : Tom Barbash
Detail : “By turns screaming and poignant, The Dakota Winters may be a family drama, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a important moment within the history of latest dynasty town within the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination.
`Conjures a gritty, populous, lovesome portrait of 1979 the big apple City’ Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach

It’s the fall of 1979 once 23-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of protozoal infection, returns to his childhood point the Dakota Building in the big apple town. Anton’s father, the far-famed late-night host crony Winter is there to greet him, himself sick from a breakdown. almost immediately Anton is sweptwing up in an endeavor to light Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of latest dynasty, to the slopes of the Lake Placid athletic competition, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the area, and brings him into shut quarters with the likes of Rebel Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a oceangoing rock star.

But the additional Anton finds himself intermeshed in his father’s skilled and non secular reinvention, the additional he queries his own path, and fissures within the Winter family begin to threaten their shut bond.

“The initial nice novel of 2019” GQ

“The Dakota Winters illuminates the transience and tragedies of these UN agency win fame.’ Spectator

`Deft, funny, touching, and sharply ascertained, a marvel of tone, and a skillful evocation of a dark passage within the history of latest dynasty town, once all the fearful ironies of the planet we have a tendency to board currently initial came stalking into view’ Michael Chabon, author of Moonglow’It spins and dazzles. And holds on doggedly to the human heart.’ Providence Journal

‘In Tom Barbash’s The Dakota Winters, you’ll much hear Lennon’s signature cackle, feel the tickle of his ponytailed hair, smell the salt air.’ The Washington Post

`This may be a dementedly charming novel … I needed to start a brand new life in these pages, with these characters. I needed to trade worlds with them. this is often a wise and seductive story that feels more true than true, as solely the terribly finest fiction does’Walter Kirn, author of Up within the Air

“Seamlessly mingling historical figures with unreal ones, Tom Barbash conjures a gritty, populous, lovesome portrait of 1979 the big apple City: the positioning of his subtly fascinating paean to filial love.” (Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach )

`A stimulating container… if you were an exponent of TV’s Mad Men, you would possibly fine love this novel the maximum amount as I did’ tomfool Lamb, author of She’s come back Undone

“Excellent…. At its heart, this is often a story regarding family bonds and a important time in the big apple.” (Rolling Stone)

“Set in Manhattan within the late Seventies, this charming coming-of-age tale is bound to be catmint for pop-culture professionals…. Gossipy, unhappy gold.” (People)

“A keen and unpretentious examination of however the vagaries of celebrity life touch a father-son relationship.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

“In this family heroic tale set in 1980 in the big apple City’s Dakota building, a young man tries to assist his father revive his TV career whereas mingling with far-famed of us like rock star.” (USA Today)

“Punctuated by clever dialogue and crisp social critiques, Barbash’s incisive, funny, and poignant portrait of proficient folks and a town in flux illuminates the risks of celebrity and therefore the struggle to become one’s true self.” (Booklist (starred review))

“A lovely, mindful novel of family devotion, celebrity, downfall, and survival, framed by the political and cultural upheavals of America on the cusp of a brand new decade. overpoweringly tender.” (Library Journal)

“Suffused with heat reminiscences of punk clubs, the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic squad, young romance, and therefore the A-list residents at the storied Dakota flats…. deliciously loveable for anybody with a soft spot for popular culture, Annie Hall-era Manhattan, and 20-somethingdom at its most freewheeling.”

The Dakota Winters :

Fiction

Author - Tom Barbash
Publisher - HarperCollins
Pages - 336
ISBN - 1443420360


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Detail - An evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon. But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family saga, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City and the country at large.

The Dakota Winters :

Fiction

Author - Tom Barbash
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1471128415


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Detail - By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family drama, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination. ‘Conjures a gritty, populous, affectionate portrait of 1979 New York City’ Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach It’s the fall of 1979 when 23-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota Building in New York City. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon. But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. "The first great novel of 2019"? GQ ‘Deft, funny, touching, and sharply observed, a marvel of tone, and a skillful evocation of a dark passage in the history of New York City, when all the fearful ironies of the world we live in now first came stalking into view’ Michael Chabon, author of Moonglow 'It spins and dazzles. And holds on tenaciously to the human heart.' Providence Journal 'In Tom Barbash’s The Dakota Winters, you can practically hear Lennon’s signature cackle, feel the tickle of his ponytailed hair, smell the salt air.' The Washington Post ‘This is a crazily charming novel … I wanted to begin a new life in these pages, with these characters. I wanted to trade worlds with them. This is a wise and seductive story that feels truer than true, as only the very finest fiction does’ Walter Kirn, author of Up in the Air “Seamlessly mingling historical figures with invented ones, Tom Barbash conjures a gritty, populous, affectionate portrait of 1979 New York City: the site of his subtly captivating paean to filial love.” (Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach )? “Excellent…. At its heart, this is a story about family bonds and a pivotal time in New York.” (Rolling Stone)

The Dakota Winters : A Novel

Fiction

Author - Tom Barbash
Publisher - HarperCollins
Pages - 336
ISBN - 0062258230


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Detail - An evocative and wildly absorbing novel about the Winters, a family living in New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s assassination It’s the fall of 1979 in New York City when twenty-three-year-old Anton Winter, back from the Peace Corps and on the mend from a nasty bout of malaria, returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that takes him from the gritty streets of New York, to the slopes of the Lake Placid Olympics, to the Hollywood Hills, to the blue waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon. But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond. By turns hilarious and poignant, The Dakota Winters is a family saga, a page-turning social novel, and a tale of a critical moment in the history of New York City and the country at large.

Stay Up With Me :

Fiction

Author - Tom Barbash
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 400
ISBN - 1471128458


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Detail - 'Stay Up With Me belongs to the tradition of the classic American story and, like John Cheever, Barbash dramatizes the messy lives of New Yorkers' Independent on Sunday A newly single mother wrestles with the evidence of her son's love life during his Christmas vacation; an anxious husband persists in playing the host at his annual drinks party even though his marriage is in trouble and his wife mysteriously absent; a young man watches his widowed father become the toast of Manhattan's midlife dating scene while he struggles to find his own footing in life . . . The characters in Tom Barbash's acclaimed, Folio Prize-nominated collection explore the myriad ways we seek to connect with each other and the sometimes cruel world around us. In the classic tradition of John Cheever or Tobias Wolff, Barbash laces his narratives with sharp wit, psychological acuity and pathos, so that they pierce the heart and linger in the imagination. 'One of the most satisfying cover-to-cover short story collections I can remember' Dave Eggers 'Tom Barbash's wise and bittersweet stories map the gulfs between us, and the unexpected connections. I tried to keep track of my favorite one, but it was always the story I'd just finished'David Mitchell 'Is there such a thing as the Great American Story Collection? Yes, and this is it' Justin Cronin

Prairie Winter :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Bonnie Geisert
Publisher - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages - 224
ISBN - 0547427530


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Detail - The Cresbard school means a lot to sixth grader Rachel Johnson. It means classes with a beloved teacher, important band rehearsals for the upcoming concert in Chicago, and time to hang out with Winnie and Darren and the rest of the town kids. For a twelve year-old living on a remote prairie farm with no phone, school means connection. And that connection is about to be severed. The most dangerous winter that Rachel has ever known is about to descend on Cresbard, marooning her on the farm and keeping her from the school she so desperately loves. Then, in a surprising turn of events, Rachel’s dad agrees to fly his three oldest daughters to town so they can continue the school year. Rachel will be boarding in a hotel with no parents, no rules, and no chores. Her choice of desserts every night, two-stepping with Darren Baxter at the school dance . . .will Rachel ever be able to return to farm life after this?

The Long Winter :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher - HarperCollins
Pages - 352
ISBN - 0062484087


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Detail - The sixth book in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s treasured Little House series, and the recipient of a Newbery Honor—now available as an ebook! This digital version features Garth Williams’s classic illustrations, which appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. The town of De Smet in the Dakota Territory is hit with terrible blizzards in the hard winter of 1880-81, and the Ingalls family must ration their food and coal. When the supply train doesn’t arrive, all supplies are cut off from the outside. Soon there is almost no food left, so young Almanzo Wilder and a friend must make a dangerous trip in search of provisions. The nine Little House books are inspired by Laura’s own childhood and have been cherished by generations of readers as both a unique glimpse into America’s frontier history and as heartwarming, unforgettable stories.

15 Months of Winter : My Year in North Dakota

Crosby (N.D.)

Author - John Bayer
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 208
ISBN - 9780615938813


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Detail - In July 2012, John Bayer left Los Angeles and moved to North Dakota. He moved there with a dream in his heart - the dream was to not live in Los Angeles anymore. John quickly discovered that North Dakota is the most "not Los Angeles" place in the world. Fifteen Months of Winter: My Year in North Dakota contains John's reflections and musing about living in the Dakota that doesn't have Mount Rushmore. Many of the essays in this book come directly from his award winning O! Pioneer newspaper column (ND Newspaper Association - 2012 First Place Humor column - weeklies 2000+ circulation). Also contained in this book are all of the random thoughts, notes and writings that just simply weren't good enough to be put into print. Until now!

On Behalf of the Wolf and the First Peoples :

Literary Collections

Author - Joe Marshall
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 235
ISBN - 9781878610454


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Detail - A collection of essays by a Native American reflect on the history and philosophy of his people as he describes his experiences traveling across the country

Life at the Dakota : New York's Most Unusual Address

History

Author - Stephen Birmingham
Publisher - Syracuse University Press
Pages - 243
ISBN - 9780815603382


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Detail - This social history describes the lives of the rich and trendy who have lived at the Dakota, a New York apartment house daringly erected in 1884, too far up and on the wrong side of town. The book covers tenants such as the Gustav Schirmers, Boris Karloff, Judy Holliday and Lauren Bacall.

Downtown Owl : A Novel

Fiction

Author - Chuck Klosterman
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1416580654


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Detail - New York Times Bestselling Author Chuck Klosterman's First Novel Somewhere in North Dakota, there is a town called Owl that isn't there. Disco is over, but punk never happened. They don't have cable. They don't really have pop culture, unless you count grain prices and alcoholism. People work hard and then they die. They hate the government and impregnate teenage girls. But that's not nearly as awful as it sounds; in fact, sometimes it's perfect. Mitch Hrlicka lives in Owl. He plays high school football and worries about his weirdness, or lack thereof. Julia Rabia just moved to Owl. She gets free booze and falls in love with a self-loathing bison farmer who listens to Goats Head Soup. Horace Jones has resided in Owl for seventy-three years. He consumes a lot of coffee, thinks about his dead wife, and understands the truth. They all know each other completely, except that they've never met. Like a colder, Reagan-era version of The Last Picture Show fused with Friday Night Lights, Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl is the unpretentious, darkly comedic story of how it feels to exist in a community where rural mythology and violent reality are pretty much the same thing. Loaded with detail and unified by a (very real) blizzard, it's technically about certain people in a certain place at a certain time...but it's really about a problem. And the problem is this: What does it mean to be a normal person? And there is no answer. But in Downtown Owl, what matters more is how you ask the question.

The Long Winter :

Blizzards

Author - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher - James Clarke & Co.
Pages - 334
ISBN - 9780718805203


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Detail - After an October blizzard, Laura's family moves from the claim shanty into town for the winter, a winter that an Indian has predicted will be seven months of bad weather.

The Last Good Chance : A Novel

Fiction

Author - Tom Barbash
Publisher - HarperCollins
Pages - 448
ISBN - 0062355325


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Detail - In this captivating first novel, a young man’s plan to revitalize his hometown leads four of its inhabitants down alternating paths of desire and deceit When the charismatic Jack Lambeau returns to his hometown along Lake Ontario with an eye toward revitalizing its fading post-industrial waterfront into a tasteful commercial development for tourists and yuppies, the town of Lakeland quickly gets on board. At first glance, Jack seems to have it all: a successful urban planner, he’s also brought home his fiancée, Anne, a talented artist with whom he’s fiercely in love. But it doesn’t take long for cracks to appear in Jack’s idyllic life Enter Steven Turner – exiled New Yorker, local reporter looking for a scoop, and Jack’s best friend in Lakeland. Between the two of them come Anne, who Steven grows close to, and Jack’s floundering brother Harris, who spends his nights breaking the law to bury the mistakes of the past that might derail Jack’s plans. As Steven’s personal and professional incursion into Jack’s life intensifies, all four characters find themselves starting to unravel. Moving, poignant, and rife with humor, The Last Good Chance is a powerful debut novel about the moral compromises we make in the name of loyalty, ambition, and love.

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