The Nix

A novel

Author: Nathan Hill

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946628

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book A Slate Top Ten Book NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it’s also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America. . . . Nathan Hill is a maestro.” —John Irving From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores—with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness—the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change. It’s 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson—college professor, stalled writer—has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn’t seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she’s re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she’s facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel’s help. To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye’s losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.

The Nix

Author: Nathan Hill

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509807861

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' - John Irving Nathan Hill's brilliant debut takes the reader from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during Occupy Wall Street; from Chicago in 1968, to wartime Norway: home of the mysterious Nix. Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided America. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help. As Samuel begins to excavate his mother's - and his country's - history, he will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about her - a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she has kept hidden from the world.

The Nix

Author: Nathan Hill

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1925483886

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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The dazzling New York Times bestseller "Nathan Hill is a maestro" John Irving "Sparkling, sweeping debut novel that takes in a large swath of recent American history and pop culture ... A grand entertainment" Kirkus Meet Samuel Andresen-Anderson - stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically-motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain - she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help. As Samuel begins to excavate his mother's - and his country's - history, the story moves from the rural Midwest of the 1960s, to New York City during the Great Recession and the Occupy Wall Street movement, and back to the infamous riots at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention. Finally, the trail leads him to wartime Norway, home of the mysterious Nix that his mother told him about as a child, a spirit that can take the shape of a white horse, luring children to their deaths. And in these places, Samuel will unexpectedly find that he has to rethink everything he ever knew about his mother - a woman with an epic story of her own, a story she has kept hidden from the world. PRAISE FOR THE NIX "The Nix will go down as one of the best debut books of the year." Dallas Morning News "Hill skillfully blends humor and darkness, imagery and observation. ... [a] rich, lively take on American social conflict, real and invented, over the last half-century." Publishers Weekly "This looks to be the debut of an important new writer, able to variously make readers laugh out loud while providing a melancholy, resonant tale." USA Today "Pay attention. This is what a Great American Novel looks like. ... Nathan Hill is a literary powerhouse who will deservedly earn many comparisons to John Irving and Jonathan Franzen." Benjamin Percy, author of Red Moon and The Wilding "Once in a while a novel arrives at the perfect moment to reflect, skewer, and provide context for the world as we know it. This-now-is that novel." Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

Summary of the Nix

By Nathan Hill - Includes Key Takeaways and Analysis

Author: Fastreads

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540347169

Category:

Page: 44

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"Samuel thought how his father married to his mother was like a spoon married to a garbage disposal." - Nathan Hill "Seeing ourselves clearly is the project of a lifetime." - Nathan Hill "He longs for someone in the crowd to see the haunted expression he's sure is playing all over his face right now and come up to him and say, You seem to be experiencing overwhelming pain, how can I help you?" - Nathan Hill "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." - Nathan Hill ***Don't Miss Nathan Hill's sharp and fierce novel, "The Nix." Explore issues of family, of love, and of personal growth in this decade-spanning tale of the things that haunt us.*** Book Summary Overview It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson - an embittered professor at a small Chicago university - is battling dragons on his computer screen and unrequited love in his heart. He has not seen his mother since she abandoned her family twenty-three years ago, and now she is all over the news after committing a peculiar political crime. She has been his Nix all these years, but he must save her from a begrudged judge and, in the process, save himself from a lawsuit that threatens to take away everything he has. "The Nix" follows Samuel as he uncovers the life of a mother he hardly knew. As he unearths his mother's dark secrets, he must confront the lies of his own life and embrace betrayal and the things that hurt him most. It is a tale of scarred childhoods and enduring love, of false starts and missed opportunities. Nathan Hill captures the turmoil of the 1960s and the absurdity of contemporary culture with surprising ease. He finds humor in the most unlikely places and weaves an intricate series of events into a unified plot that is as entertaining as it is astonishing. Click Buy now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!

A New Fight

(Sequel to the Nix)

Author: Abbey C. Frommer

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781448979592

Category:

Page: 118

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Four years after they took down the first dome city, Malone and his crew still struggle to fight the Nix and save their people. With a new crew full of aliens and a Coralian threatening to take Arissa away from him, Malone's hands are full. The news of a Nix weapon that destroys planets brings the group closer as they try to find a way to save Earth. But with Janiera pushed to the edge and willing to do whatever it takes to kill Malone and his crew, with a stronger fleet, and a stronger weapon how will the boys manage to survive? What will happen with his new crew and, more importantly, what will happen between Malone and Arissa?

Frogkisser!

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338052101

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land-and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness of a well-placed pucker, and the finding of friends in places both high and low. With Frogkisser!, acclaimed bestselling author Garth Nix has conjured a fantastical tale for all ages, full of laughs and danger, surprises and delights, and an immense population of frogs. It's 50% fairy tale, 50% fantasy, and 100% pure enjoyment from start to finish.

Wicked Nix

Author: Lena Coakley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352467

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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A visually stunning, middle-grade classic in the making about Wicked Nix, the foulest of the fairies Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans. When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix’s skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But when his efforts don’t go quite according to plan, it becomes clear that this intruder—and this sprite—may not be at all what they seem. This gorgeous new fairytale by acclaimed author Lena Coakley, with illustrations by rising illustration star Jaime Zollars, explores the timeless bonds of family and the joy of finding home in unexpected places. “Wicked Nix is like any other fairy food—it is delightful; it will cut you to the core. With humor and heartbreak, devastating loss and the hope of connection, Wicked Nix is a meditation on the lies we tell ourselves to protect ourselves, and the unexpected ways we might build a family. A sharp, startling, wondrous story.” —Kelly Barnhill, Newbery medalist for The Girl Who Drank the Moon “Sheer delight.” —Kathy Stinson, author of Red Is Best and The Man with the Violin “Wicked Nix is a rare and enchanting book. Equal parts mischievous and poignant—this story is destined to linger in the hearts of all readers lucky enough to discover its magic. Easily the best fairy story I’ve read in years.”—Jonathan Auxier, NYT bestselling author of The Night Gardener

A Confusion of Princes

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062213563

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Keys to the Kingdom series and Shade’s Children, combines space opera with a coming-of-age story in his YA novel A Confusion of Princes. Superhuman. Immortal. Prince in a Galactic Empire. There has to be a catch…. Khemri learns the minute he becomes a Prince that princes need to be hard to kill—for they are always in danger. Their greatest threat? Other Princes. Every Prince wants to become Emperor and the surest way to do so is to kill, dishonor, or sideline any potential competitor. There are rules, but as Khemri discovers, rules can be bent and even broken. There are also mysteries. Khemri is drawn into the hidden workings of the Empire and is dispatched on a secret mission. In the ruins of space battle, he meets a young woman, called Raine, who challenges his view of the Empire, of Princes, and of himself. But Khemri is a Prince, and even if he wanted to leave the Empire behind, there are forces there that have very definite plans for his future.

Fury of a Phoenix

Author: Shannon Mayer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545370001

Category: Assassins

Page: 326

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I knew the sins of my past would call to collect what was left of my soul. If I'd known the price I'd pay, I would've sacrificed more to stay hidden from the magic. In the middle of Wyoming-away from the abnormals of the world-I thought I was free and clear. I started a new life. Found a love I'd never known in a husband, and a son who was my everything. And in a blinding instant, that life was stolen from me. The rage of a grieving mother is an ugly beast. More so when she has the skills and killer instinct to back up the wrath and the knowledge that an accident was anything but. Once more, I will pick up my guns. This time to hunt those who took my husband's and son's lives. Let them see the assassin, trained to kill abnormals, stalk the shadows again. Let them see the Phoenix rise from the fragments of a broken life as she burns with a fury that cannot be contained. Let the killing games begin.

A Conversation in Blood

An Egil & Nix Novel

Author: Paul S. Kemp

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0553392018

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The hard-fighting, harder-drinking fortune hunters of The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel are back to test their mettle and tempt fickle fate. Fantasy fiction has long welcomed adventurous rogues: Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, George R. R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg, and Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen have all made their mark. In his Egil & Nix series, New York Times bestselling author Paul S. Kemp introduces a daring new duo to the ranks of fantasy fame—or is it infamy? Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together, they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them—even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change. All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear—including their beloved tavern—in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself. Praise for A Conversation in Blood “An adventure perfect for fantasy fans and action-movie lovers. It will take readers on a wild ride with heart-pounding fights, harebrained schemes, and several laugh-out-loud moments.”—Booklist “If you enjoy storytelling with the content sensibilities of Game of Thrones, then imagine George R. R. Martin forced to write while strapped to the front of a War Boys’ car going 100 mph, pumped full of Jolt Cola and Pixy Sticks with Metallica blaring from the speakers and you approximate the full Egil & Nix experience that [Paul S.] Kemp delivers.”—Rebels Report Praise for Paul S. Kemp’s thrilling Egil & Nix novels “Most heroes work up to killing demons. Egil and Nix start there and pick up the pace.”—Elaine Cunningham, author of Honor Among Thieves “Kemp delivers sword and sorcery at its rollicking best, after the fashion of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser.”—Library Journal “Egil and Nix might not be the safest guys to go adventuring with, but they’re sure good company.”—Ed Greenwood, bestselling creator of Forgotten Realms “Did I mention how much fun Egil and Nix are? So. Much. Damn. Fun.”—Tor.com

The Lesser Bohemians

A Novel

Author: Eimear McBride

Publisher: Hogarth

ISBN: 110190349X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction Shortlisted for the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize Shortlisted for the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Eason Novel of the Year The breathtaking new novel from Eimear McBride, about an extraordinary, all-consuming love affair Eimear McBride’s debut novel A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING was published in 2013 to an avalanche of praise: nominated for a host of literary awards, winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and the inaugural Goldsmith’s Prize, declared by Vanity Fair to be "One of the most groundbreaking pieces of literature to come from Ireland, or anywhere, in recent years," McBride’s bold, wholly original prose immediately established her as a literary force. Now, she brings her singular voice to an unlikely love story. One night an eighteen-year-old Irish girl, recently arrived in London to attend drama school, meets an older man – a well-regarded actor in his own right. While she is naive and thrilled by life in the big city, he is haunted by more than a few demons, and the clamorous relationship that ensues risks undoing them both. A captivating story of passion and innocence, joy and discovery set against the vibrant atmosphere of 1990s London over the course of a single year, THE LESSER BOHEMIANS glows with the eddies and anxieties of growing up, and the transformative intensity of a powerful new love.

The Good Skin Solution

Natural Healing for Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Acne

Author: Shann Jones

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 178180883X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Eczema is the most common skin disorder in the industrialized world, followed closely by psoriasis, rosacea and acne. However, conventional medicine still offers no permanent solution to these conditions.In this book, natural health author Shann Nix Jones tells the incredible story of how she discovered a chemical-free method to help treat these conditions, during her struggle to heal her son’s eczema and save her husband from a life-threatening MRSA superbug infection. Shann’s staggering discovery is that eczema is not actually a skin condition – it’s an autoimmune disorder. Your skin is simply a map of your gut; in order to heal the skin, you must first heal the gut.Shann reveals the latest scientific research about the ‘microbiome’ – the vast ecosystem of microorganisms that lives inside us. In simple, easy-to- understand language, she explains the gut-skin connection: what eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and acne really are; why they’re often accompanied by hay fever, asthma, IBS and food allergies; and how adopting the kefir-based Good Skin Solution can help to treat both the symptoms and the underlying causes of your skin condition.If you, or anyone you know, are suffering from an on-going skin condition, this book could be the lifeline you’ve been waiting for.

In the Beauty of the Lilies

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0449911217

Category: Fiction

Page: 491

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A critically acclaimed novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer traces one family's profound journey over four generations and across the spiritual landscape of twentieth-century America. Reprint.

Across the Wall

A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061975117

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall, back to the Old Kingdom. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies there, along with all those he cares for. But here in Ancelstierre, far south of the Wall, the Charter is dormant, and among the obstacles Nick faces is one that is not entirely human, and which has a strange power that seems to come from Nicholas himself. With "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case," Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of The Abhorsen Trilogy. In additional short stories that range from classic fantasy -- two widely different takes on the Merlin myth -- to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel, to an unusual take on the role of nature in matters of love, and to a heartbreaking story of children and war, Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that have made him one of today's leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages.

To the Hilt

Author: Dick Francis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101007242

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From the acclaimed master of mystery and suspense comes the story of a self-imposed outcast who must refresh his detection skills in order to save himself and his family.

Nixland

Author: Tom Nix

Publisher: Businessghost

ISBN: 9780988415102

Category:

Page: 254

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Tom Nix fought his way from the streets of San Pedro to create the biggest check cashing chain in Southern California. His company, Nix Check Cashing, became a valued and trusted institution among the underserved communities of South Central Los Angeles. To build the business, Nix had to overcome armed robberies, cutthroat competition, the L.A. Riots, and an assassination threat by the Chicago Mob. His commitment to fairness and his tireless drive to succeed made Nix Check Cashing an integral part of the communities he served, and helped to transform the check cashing industry everywhere This book tells a great story through a series of true tales that are sometimes funny and sometimes gripping and shares the many lessons he learned along the way.

Sabriel

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061975134

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Game of Thrones fans will love the New York Times bestselling Abhorsen series. Sabriel, the first installment in the trilogy, launched critically acclaimed author Garth Nix onto the fantasy scene as a rising star. Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . . .

Lord Sunday

Author: Garth Nix

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439436605

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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As Arthur Penhaligon seeks to find the seventh key, complete his quest to save the kingdom to which he is heir, and learn his true identity, he discovers that he has a greater purpose than he could have imagined.