Bryn Mawr Authors

Boomer1

$27.99

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"Torday is a singular American writer with a big heart and a real love for the world. He has the rare gift for writing dynamic action scenes while being genuinely funny." --George Saunders

Bluegrass musician, former journalist and editor, and now PhD in English, Mark Brumfeld has arrived at his thirties with significant debt and no steady prospects. His girlfriend Cassie--a punk bassist in an all-female band, who fled her Midwestern childhood for a new identity--finds work at a "new media" company. When Cassie refuses his marriage proposal, Mark leaves New York and returns to the basement of his childhood home in the Baltimore suburbs.

Desperate and humiliated, Mark begins to post a series of online video monologues that critique Baby Boomers and their powerful hold on the job market. But as his videos go viral, and while Cassie starts to build her career, Mark loses control of what he began--with consequences that ensnare them in a matter of national security.

Told through the perspectives of Mark, Cassie, and Mark's mother, Julia, a child of the '60s whose life is more conventional than she ever imagined, Boomer1 is timely, suspenseful, and in every line alert to the siren song of endless opportunity that beckons and beguiles all of us.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781250191793
Publication Date: 
September 18, 2018
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If, Then

$26.00

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"A must-read--a gorgeous literary novel that asks us to imagine all the possible versions of ourselves that might exist."--J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions

The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family-driven suspense of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists.

In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in Ginny's own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage. Ginny's husband, Mark, a wildlife scientist, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid, threatening the safety of his wife and son. Samara, a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and questioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease, witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her parents may have kept from her. Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood, catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again, just as she's on the brink of returning to the project that could define her career.

At first the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing--and, in some cases, frightening. When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same.

Startling, deeply imagined, and compulsively readable, Kate Hope Day's debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies--the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we've entered another reality.

Praise for If, Then

"Hope Day has a lot of sly, stealthy fun with time-bending and parallel universes, but she also has serious things to say on urban paranoia, climate change and the atomized nature of modern life."--Daily Mail

"If, Then has the narrative propulsion of a television show . . . [It's] a whirlwind of a story."--Chicago Review of Books

"Effortlessly meshing the dreamlike and the realistic, [Kate Hope] Day's well-crafted mix of literary and speculative fiction is an enthralling meditation on the interconnectedness of all things."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

ISBN/SKU: 
9780525511229
Publication Date: 
March 12, 2019
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Offerings to Athena: 125 Years at Bryn Mawr College

$29.99

A vibrant account of Bryn Mawr’s history, Offerings to Athena, looks back at the last 125 years from the perspective of students. Treating topics as richly diverse as debates about oral examinations, mandatory dress codes, and social protest, this behind-the-scenes account will bring you back to your college days. Revisit the Denbigh back smoker and scale the heights of the Thomas tower with this 400-page, full-color, oversized volume. Hundreds of vintage and contemporary photographs, student profiles of alumnae, The College News clippings, and newly uncovered manuscript material will help you remember Bryn Mawr of yesterday and prepare you for the college of tomorrow.

ISBN/SKU: 
2800615398688