When the seventh child of the Peace family, named Perfect, turns eight, her mother, Emma Jean, tells her bewildered daughter, "You was born a boy. I made you a girl. But that ain't what you was supposed to be. So from now on, you gon' be a boy. It'll be a little strange at first, but you'll get used to it, and this'll be over after while." From this point forward, his life becomes a bizarre kaleidoscope of events. Meanwhile, the Peace family is forced to question everything they thought they knew about gender, sexuality, unconditional love, and fulfillment.
"What a great book!"
Visiting from Chicago, 14-year-old Clement is unfamiliar with the social customs of the tiny town of Money. Striding into a general store, he offends the white store clerk by not placing his nickel in her hand. This seemingly innocuous act leads to a horrific murder and a conflict drawn along racial lines.
"Compared to perfect peace, I give this a 2."
The time has come: Hell's gates shall be thrown wide and the power of creation shall run rampant upon the Earth. In this, the first audiobook of the Saga of the New Gods, a group of young college students bring about Armageddon in the most literal sense of the word. With a simple wish upon a unique wedding band given to him by his love, Michelle, Adam unleashes a power that could - if left to reign unchecked - destroy the entire world.…
This is the final novel of the Saga of the New Gods. This trilogy will be followed by two additional trilogies set in the same world, as well as several stand-alone books, though you may see a familiar face here and there, now and then.
"There but not quite there. A little dissapointing"
Mjölnir hit the creature dead at the base of the tail, and it raised its head, shrieking soundlessly in agony at the strike. The rider, unprepared for the sudden motion, tried to maintain his perch on the creature's neck. Legion tugged hard on his tether. The rider fell back, shouting with his own soundless voice as he crashed over and rolled down the beast's back, being struck a tremendous blow by his mount's uncontrollably thrashing tail.
When Michael spoke to Five Thirty Eight's founder Nate Silver, he highly recommended Daniel Kahneman's groundbreaking book Thinking Fast and Slow. Now, Michael talks to Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning author and founder of behavioral economics, in a rare interview, in which he not only discusses his best-selling book, but also shares personal stories about growing up Jewish in Nazi-occupied Paris.