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First Glimpse of Don DeLillo’s Slim New Novel

pointomega_preview.jpgScribner’s Spring 2010 catalog gives literary fans a sneak peek at Don DeLillo‘s new novel, “Point Omega.” The 128-page novel comes out in February 2010.

The website Don DeLillo’s America recorded the novel’s description and captured that cover image. The book focuses on a war strategist who lives in the desert, his peace broken by a visit from a filmmaker and his daughter–a combination that causes a “devastating event.”

Here’s part of the catalog description, from the site: “[I]n Point Omega, he takes on the secret strategist in America’s war machine. In the middle of a desert “somewhere south of nowhere,” to a forlorn house made of metal and clapboard, a secret war advisor has gone in search of space and time. Richard Elster, seventy-three, was a scholar – an outsider – when he was called to a meeting with government war planners. They asked Elster to conceptualize their efforts – to form an intellectual framework for their troop deployments, counterinsurgency, orders for rendition…At the end of his service, Elster retreats to the desert, where he is joined by a filmmaker intent on documenting his experience.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.