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  • Details about The poisonwood Bible : a novel

    The poisonwood Bible : a novel

    Barbara Kingsolver.

      The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in ……more

  • Details about The Orphan's Tale

    The Orphan's Tale

    Pam Jenoff

    A New York Times bestseller! "Readers who enjoyed Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale and Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants will embrace this novel. " --Library Journal "Secrets, lies, treachery, and passion.... I read this novel in a headlong rush." --Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice……more

  • Details about Breathing Lessons

    Breathing Lessons

    Anne Tyler

    Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years¿and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other¿s eccentricities. Maggie, a kooky, lovable meddler and an irrepressible optimist, wants nothing more than to fix her son¿s broken marriage. Ira is infuriatingly practical, a man ¿who should have married Ann Landers.¿ And what begins as a day trip to a funeral becomes an adventure in the unexpect……more

  • Details about Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

    Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

    John Waters

    A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about, the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?      Before h……more

  • Details about Telegraph Avenue

    Telegraph Avenue

    Michael Chabon.

    As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there--longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeleyand Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, two semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart--half tavern, half temple--stands Brokeland. When ex-N……more

  • Details about Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    "For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him -- most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear. What were they afraid of? In Tremble for My Country, Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings -- moments when he discovered some new truth about ou……more

  • Details about The next always

    The next always

    Nora Roberts.

    "America's favorite writer" ( The New Yorker ) begins an all-new trilogy-inspired by the inn she owns and the town she loves. The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett's social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there's another project he's got his eye on: the girl he's bee……more

  • Details about Tales of the Macabre

    Tales of the Macabre

    Edgar Allen Poe; Benjamin Lacombe (Illustrator)

    A unique luxury edition of some of Edgar Allan Poe's famous short stories, Tales of the Macabre takes the reader into the heart of a dozen stories, including The Fall of The House of Usher, Berenice, and The Black Cat...all beautifully illustrated by Benjamin Lacombe. Includes Charles Baudelaire's essay on Poe's life and works.…more

  • Details about Secrets She Kept

    Secrets She Kept

    Cathy Gohlke

    All her life, Hannah Sterling longed for a close relationship with her estranged mother. Following Lieselotte's death, Hannah determines to unlock the secrets of her mother's mysterious past and is shocked to discover a grandfather living in Germany. Thirty years earlier, Lieselotte's father is quickly ascending the ranks of the Nazi party, and a proper marriage for his daughter could help advance his career. Lieselotte is in love?but her beloved Lukas is far from an ideal match, as he secretly ……more

  • Details about Ardennes Sniper: a World War II Thriller

    Ardennes Sniper: a World War II Thriller

    David Healey

    December 1944. As German forces launch a massive surprise attack through the frozen Ardennes Forest, two snipers find themselves aiming for a rematch. Caje Cole is a backwoods hunter from the Appalachian Mountains of the American South, while Kurt Von Stenger is the deadly German "Ghost Sniper." Having been in each other's crosshairs before, they fight a final duel during Germany's desperate attempt to turn the tide of war in what will come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge. Can the hunter ……more