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Millennials at Large: Fiction and Nonfiction for an Infamous Generation

Battleborn by Claire Vaye Watkins
A debut collection of ten short works reimagines the mythology of the American West and includes stories of a foreigner's arrival at a prostitution ranch, a hermit's attempt to rescue an abused teen, and a woman's role in a friend's degrading Vegas encounter.

Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli
A multi-layered story told by two narrators: a 21st-century Emily Dickinson living in Mexico City who relates to the world vicariously through her children and a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a dying poet living in a run-down apartment in Philadelphia in the 1950s. While she tells the story of her past as a young editor in New York City desperately trying to convince a publisher to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen-an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence constantly haunts her in the subway-she also relates the slow but inevitable disintegration of her present family life.

Kids These Days : Human Capital and the Making of Millennials by Malcolm Harris
Millennials have been called lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature, but when you push aside the stereotypes, what actually unites this generation? The short answer: They've been had. Millennials are the hardest working and most educated generation in American history. They have poured unprecedented amounts of time and money into preparing themselves for the twenty-first-century workforce. Yet they are poorer, more medicated, more precariously employed, and have less of a social safety net than their parents or grandparents.

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently.

Oh, the Meetings You'll Go To! by Dr Suits
A parody of the graduation classic offers tongue-in-cheek inspiration to millennials facing the daunting task of entering and navigating entry-level workforce arenas, celebrating everything from endless meetings and tough bosses to opening a 401(k) and paying off student loans.

Post Grad : Five Women and Their First Year Out of College by Caroline Kitchener
What really happens in the first year out of college? When Caroline Kitchener graduated from Princeton, she began shadowing four of her female classmates, interviewing them as they started to navigate the murky waters of post-collegiate life. Weaving together her own experience as a writer with the experiences of these other women--a documentarian, a singer, a programmer, and an aspiring doctor--Kitchener delves deeply into the personal and professional opportunities offered to female college graduates, and how the world perceives them.

The Luminaries : A Novel by Eleanor Catton
Arriving in New Zealand in 1866 to seek his fortune in the goldfields, Walter Moody finds himself drawn into a series of unsolved crimes and complex mysteries.

The Theft of a Decade : How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials' Economic Future by Joseph C Sternberg
A Wall Street Journal columnist delivers a brilliant narrative of the mugging of the millennial generation-- how the Baby Boomers have stolen the millennials' future in order to ensure themselves a comfortable present.

Unchristian : What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity-- and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman
Ground-breaking research presented in the bestselling book, unChristian, reveals that 16-29 year olds perceive Christianity to be anti-homosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, too political, sheltered, and proselytizing. This DVD curriculum kit developed by the Fermi Project moves the conversation forward by providing key insight into how Christians can change these perceptions when we become more like Jesus.

 

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