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CIRCE
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

April 10, 2018

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<div><b>"A</b><b> bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, <i>The New York Times</i>).</b><br /><br /></div><div>In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.</div><div><br /><div>Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.</div><div><br /></div><div><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER--NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY<i> NPR, The Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon,</i> <i>Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, </i>the <i>A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor </i>and <i>Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider</i></b><br /> </div> </div>
Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

892

Publication Date

August 26, 2003

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<b>Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time<b>—<b>nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b>.</b></b><br /><br />Set on the desert planet Arrakis, <i>Dune</i> is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for....<br /><br />When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. <br /><br />A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, <i>Dune</i> won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
Children of Dune
by Frank Herbert

Language

English

Pages

420

Publication Date

June 03, 2008

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<b>Book Three in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time<br /></b><br />The Children of Dune are twin siblings Leto and Ghanima Atreides, whose father, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, disappeared in the desert wastelands of Arrakis nine years ago. Like their father, the twins possess supernormal abilities—making them valuable to their manipulative aunt Alia, who rules the Empire in the name of House Atreides.<br /><br />Facing treason and rebellion on two fronts, Alia’s rule is not absolute. The displaced House Corrino is plotting to regain the throne while the fanatical Fremen are being provoked into open revolt by the enigmatic figure known only as The Preacher. Alia believes that by obtaining the secrets of the twins’ prophetic visions, she can maintain control over her dynasty.<br /><br />But Leto and Ghanima have their own plans for their visions—and their destinies....
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p><strong>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred</strong></p><p>One of the most cherished stories of all time, <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em> has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.</p>
Highlander's Lionheart: A Scottish Medieval Historical Romance
by Alisa Adams

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>Chased by a mad man, love was the last thing on their mind! </b><br /><br />Four Scots orphans flee their home of Castle Fionnaghall to <b>escape the wicked schemes</b> of their <b>mad uncle....</b><br /> <br />The eldest sister, Godet Ross, believes their best chance of survival lies in her childhood betrothal to the neighbouring Laird's son -- Gordon MacDonnell. <br /><b>A sudden spark</b> ignites <b>when their eyes meet!</b><br /><br />Since youth, Godet has blossomed into a buxom beauty and Gordon has risen to become a <b>burly and fearsome warrior.</b><br /><br />Unbeknownst to Godet, however, Gordon has been <b>promised to another:</b> Lady Bridga MacTavish.<br /> <br />Fearing for their safety from their brutish uncle, Gordon allows the Ross sisters to <b>seek refuge in his castle,</b> much to Bridga's chagrin. <br /><br />Their uncle Mungan isn't so easy to thwart, however. He plans to marry Godet and seize Fionnaghall for himself once and for all and he believes <b>no one can stop him</b>-- not even Laird Gordon MacDonell.<br /><br />Confined by their circumstances, the <b>heated connection</b> between the fiery Godet and the indomitable Gordon continues to flourish despite the <b>chaos surrounding them.</b><br /><br />When they are offered the help of <b>the most unlikely of allies,</b> will Gordon and Godet finally have <b>any hope</b> of being able to <b>break free</b> from the <b>chains that bind them?</b><br /><br /><b>"Highlander's Lionheart" has over 80,000 words packed with romance, plot twists, and emotion, set on the beautiful backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. Get your copy TODAY for 99c OR FREE With Kindle Unlimited!<br /><br />Enjoy!</b>
Lolita (Vintage International)
by Vladimir Nabokov

Language

English

Pages

229

Publication Date

July 23, 2010

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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in <b>Lolita</b>, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. <b>Lolita</b> is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
The Quiet American
by Graham Greene

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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<DIV><B>A “masterful . . . brilliantly constructed novel” of love and chaos in 1950s Vietnam (Zadie Smith, <I>The Guardian</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> It’s 1955 and British journalist Thomas Fowler has been in Vietnam for two years covering the insurgency against French colonial rule. But it’s not just a political tangle that’s kept him tethered to the country. There’s also his lover, Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman who clings to Fowler for protection. Then comes Alden Pyle, an idealistic American working in service of the CIA. Devotedly, disastrously patriotic, he believes neither communism nor colonialism is what’s best for Southeast Asia, but rather a “Third Force”: American democracy by any means necessary. His ideas of conquest include Phuong, to whom he promises a sweet life in the states. But as Pyle’s blind moral conviction wreaks havoc upon innocent lives, it’s ultimately his romantic compulsions that will play a role in his own undoing.<BR />  <BR /> Although criticized upon publication as anti-American, Graham Greene’s “complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue” would, in a few short years, prove prescient in its own condemnation of American interventionism (<I>The New York Times</I>).<BR />  <BR />  </DIV>
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
by Carson McCullers

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English

Pages

371

Publication Date

August 01, 2010

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<DIV>With the publication of her first novel, <I>The Heart is a Lonely Hunter</I>, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.<BR /><BR /> Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the <I>New York Times</I>. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. <I>The Heart is a Lonely Hunter</I> is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.</DIV>
Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
by Stephanie Storey

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 01, 2016

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In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.<BR><BR>Michelangelo is a virtual unknown when he returns to Florence and wins the commission to carve what will become one of the most famous sculptures of all time: David. Even though his impoverished family shuns him for being an artist, he is desperate to support them. Living at the foot of his misshapen block of marble, Michelangelo struggles until the stone finally begins to speak. Working against an impossible deadline, he begins his feverish carving.<BR><BR>Meanwhile, Leonardo's life is falling apart: he loses the hoped-for David commission; he can't seem to finish any project; he is obsessed with his ungainly flying machine; he almost dies in war; his engineering designs disastrously fail; and he is haunted by a woman he has seen in the market--a merchant's wife, whom he is finally commissioned to paint. Her name is Lisa, and she becomes his muse.<BR><BR>Leonardo despises Michelangelo for his youth and lack of sophistication. Michelangelo both loathes and worships Leonardo's genius.<BR><BR><I>Oil and Marble</I> is the story of their nearly forgotten rivalry. <BR><BR>Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <I>New York Times</I> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 20, 2011

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<DIV><B>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.<BR /><BR /> A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</B><BR /><BR /> Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.<BR />  <BR /> In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all.<BR />  <BR /><I>The Color Purple</I> has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (<I>The Nation</I>), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers.<BR /><BR /><I>This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</I><BR /><BR /> The Color Purple <I>is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes </I>The Temple of My Familiar<I> and</I> Possessing the Secret of Joy.<BR />  </DIV>

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