An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Master of humor and heart, Nick Hornby curated this hilarious and
heart-wrenching collection of short stories as a benefit for
TreeHouse, a UK school for severely autistic kids--one of whom is
Hornby's son. These pieces come together in a satisfyingly on-
point blend of wit and tenderness, from some of today's most
admired voices in fiction.
This book has it all—lovely queer Victorian heroines and a series
of misunderstandings convoluted enough to rival Shakespeare.
Susan agrees to pose as Maud's maid to steal her substantial
inheritance, but develops affection, and then something deeper, for
her target. Then disaster strikes as one girl is held captive while the
other is sent to a madhouse. A breathless read.
Aerin, the king's daughter, can't seem to perform magic and isn’t
suited to court and castle life. So she takes her father's old war
horse and some fireproof ointment, and decides to become a
dragon-slayer. The way her personal story effortlessly unfolds
alongside that of the kingdom's greater struggle against evil is a
mark of McKinley's divine storytelling.
I ran a book discussion group for fifteen years. When the members
voted for their favorite book over that stretch, this was the winner.
Set in India, it’s one of those amazing novels that is both about
specific, deeply rendered human beings, and about an entire nation
and culture. Think Dickens, think Tolstoy. It’s that good. I don’t
cry at the end of books; I did at the end of this one.
It's fin de siècle Paris. The Eiffel Tower graces the skyline,
intelligentsia grace the cafes, and Toulouse-Latrec graces the
brothels—as do most artists. Baker Lucien Lessard longs to be one
of them! Soon, however, his painting and, of course, a girl, lead
him into a mystery of art and human nature that stretches from Van
Gogh's suicide to the dawn of civilization.
1973. The Cold War. Velvet Templeton is secretary to the director
of MI6, always with a smile (and sometimes more) for the agents
passing her desk. None of them suspect the classified, deadly skills
she's kept retired for years—until a former lover is killed under
suspicious circumstances, and Velvet finds herself framed as a
Admit it: you're intrigued. Follow that impulse. Because not only
is this book funny, fun, and, yes, sexy, it gives you a story original
and yet wholly familiar. In spite of the unlikeliest of (spoiler alert!)
superpowers, real people battle that greatest terror of thinking we
are strange and alone, and the most painful hope when we find
someone who makes us think maybe we aren't.
Set in the bleak British years following WWI, where the poor are
starving in the streets of London, an anonymous anarchist sends
bombs to the quiescent rich and powerful. FBI agent Harris
Stuyvesant and the mysterious, troubled UK veteran, Bennett
Grey, find themselves in unlikely partnership, desperately stalking
a suspect lying close to Grey's heart.
This is a book of fantasy—of monsters and miracles. A
mystery—of recent murder and old assassinations. An adventure
story—of spies racing through the dark ruins of a crumbling city,
deathly fights, and the glorious ache of unexpectedly finding old
lovers. Most importantly this is a book with truth at its heart, and
the gods we hold in our hearts.
The story starts with a young woman walking along a highway,
covered in blood. The acolyte of a mysterious man known only as
Father, she was orphaned at a young age along with several other
children, each of whom was trained by Father as a librarian with
different specialties—Language, War, Futures That Might Have
Been. The best book I have read in quite some time.