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  • Details about The Eyre affair : a novel

    The Eyre affair : a novel

    Jasper Fforde.

    Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man In the World, stea……more

  • Details about The City of Dreaming Books

    The City of Dreaming Books

    by Optimus Yarnspinner ; translated from the Zamonian and illustrated by Walter Moers, whose German text was translated into English by John Brownjohn.

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  • Details about The reading group : a novel

    The reading group : a novel

    by Elizabeth Noble.

    The Reading Group follows the trials and tribulations of a group of women who meet regularly to read and discuss books.Over the course of a year, each of these women become intertwined, both in the books they read and within each other's lives. Inspired by a shared desire for conversation, a good book and a glass of wine-Clare, Harriet, Nicole, Polly, and Susan undergo startling revelations and transformations despite their differences in background, age and respective dilemmas. What starts……more

  • Details about The ladies' lending library : a novel

    The ladies' lending library : a novel

    Janice Kulyk Keefer.

    Richly evocative and beautifully told, "The Ladies' Lending Library" features voices that are instantly believable, desires that are familiar and values that are shifting under the sands of summer ("Owen Sound Sun Times" [Ontario]).…more

  • Details about Haroun and the sea of stories

    Haroun and the sea of stories

    Salman Rushdie.

    Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories inhabits the same imaginative space as Gulliver's Travels , Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz . In this captivating adaptation for the stage, Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.…more

  • Details about Literacy and longing  in L.A.

    Literacy and longing in L.A.

    Jennifer Kaufman and Karen Mack.

    Bibliophiles have reason to rejoice in this delightful debut about a woman's quest to find the perfect read for every imperfect moment in her life.…more

  • Details about The camel bookmobile : [a novel]

    The camel bookmobile : [a novel]

    Masha Hamilton.

    Reminiscent of "Reading Lolita in Tehran, The Camel Bookmobile" is a captivating novel about a young American woman who leaves her everyday life behind, to bring the joy of reading to a small African village.…more

  • Details about People of the book : a novel

    People of the book : a novel

    Geraldine Brooks.

    "In 1996, a rare book expert is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of a mysterious, beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain and recently saved from destruction during the shelling of Sarajevo's libraries. When Hanna Heath, a caustic Aussie loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the book's ancient binding - an insect-wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - she begins to unlock the myst……more

  • Details about Inkheart

    Inkheart

    Cornelia Funke ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

    One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called "Inkheart," and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books.…more

  • Details about The book thief: a novel

    The book thief: a novel

    by Markus Zusak

    It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, sh……more

  • Details about The thirteenth tale : a novel

    The thirteenth tale : a novel

    Diane Setterfield.

    When Margaret Lea opened the door to the past, what she confronted was her destiny.All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fort……more

  • Details about Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books

    Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books

    Azar Nafisi.

    We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive an……more

  • Details about The Jane Austen book club

    The Jane Austen book club

    Karen Joy Fowler.

    The Extraordinary "New York Times" Bestseller In California's central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens. With her eye for the frailties of human behavior and her ear for the absurdities of social intercourse, Karen Joy Fowler has never been wittier nor her characters more appealing. The result is a delicious dissection of modern ……more

  • Details about The history of love

    The history of love

    Nicole Krauss

    Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he's still alive. But it wasn't always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book. . . . Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax ……more

  • Details about The night bookmobile

    The night bookmobile

    Audrey Niffenegger.

    Audrey Niffenegger, the New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry , has crafted her first graphic novel after the success of her two critically acclaimed "novels-in-pictures ." First serialized as a weekly column in the UK's Guardian newspaper, The Night Bookmobile tells the story of a wistful woman who one night encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read. Seeing her history and most intimate self……more

  • Details about The Nostradamus prophecies

    The Nostradamus prophecies

    Mario Reading.

    An ancient secret...A deadly conspiracy. For reader's of Raymond Khoury's The Last Templar, or the works of Dan Brown, this high-octane commercial thriller tells of a hunt for the lost prophecies of Nostradamus and the two men who will do anything to discover their secrets. Nostradamus wrote a thousand prophecies. Only 942 have survived. What happened to the missing quatrains? What secrets did they contain to make it necessary for them to remain hidden? And why did Nostradamus leave his daughter……more

  • Details about Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books

    Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books

    Azar Nafisi.

    We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. Some came from conservative and religious families, others were progressive an……more

  • Details about People of the book : a novel

    People of the book : a novel

    Geraldine Brooks.

    "In 1996, a rare book expert is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of a mysterious, beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain and recently saved from destruction during the shelling of Sarajevo's libraries. When Hanna Heath, a caustic Aussie loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in the book's ancient binding - an insect-wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - she begins to unlock the myst……more