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The Song of Achilles: A Novel
by Madeline Miller

Language

English

Pages

389

Publication Date

March 06, 2012

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<p>“At once a scholar’s homage to <em>The Iliad</em> and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”<br />—Ann Patchett</p><p>“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of <em>Room</em>, referring to <em>The Song of Achilles</em>, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, <em>The Song of Achilles</em> is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, <em>The Iliad</em>. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.<br /></p>
Another Country (Vintage International)
by James Baldwin

Language

English

Pages

452

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b><br /><br />Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, <i>Another Country</i> is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.
Iris & Lily: The Complete Series
by , Julie Scipioni

Language

English

Pages

586

Publication Date

June 07, 2014

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Inseparable sisters growing up in the '60s and '70s, Iris and Lily are the youngest daughters in a family of fourteen, struggling to survive in the chaotic Capotosti household. The rage of their hot-blooded Italian-American father, the demands and dictates of the Catholic church, the abuse and intimidation meted out by half a dozen domineering brothers, and the oppression of poverty pave their lives, forcing them to tackle physical and emotional feats beyond their comprehension and power. <br /><br />During childhood, Iris and Lily lock arms to care for and protect one another, but as they grow, outside forces begin to drive a wedge between them. The blatant favoritism of an aunt, the shame of sexual abuse, socioeconomic shifts, and the eruption of the women’s movement become the catalysts that transform their childhood camaraderie into conflict and their affection into alienation. <br /><br />Desperate for love, validation, physical care, and freedom they each run headlong into marriage when they are barely out of their teens. When Iris’ marriage transplants her to Italy, the physical and the emotional distance between the young women seems irreconcilable. Each time the sisters are reunited to celebrate a holiday or grieve the death of a family member, the unresolved conflicts resurface to confront them, challenging their perceptions of the past and the devotion they once knew.<br /><br />Through their alternating voices and points of view, the two sisters Iris and Lily draw readers into their personal sagas within the Capotosti family relationships, making them relive the romance and expectations of young love, the disappointing realities of adulthood, and the complex dynamics at play between siblings with indomitable spirits who, despite their differences, share a deep sisterly love.<br /><br />But is the love between two sisters strong enough to survive the truth they have avoided for so long? Can the deeply ingrained dynamic that governs their relationship – and their destinies – be altered?<br /><br />Praised as "beyond excellent", "raw, real and slightly unnerving", "delightful, touching, deep and wise", this three-book series about two sisters is a compelling work of contemporary classic literature, a coming of age novel "you won't want to end". <br /><br />The ebook edition contains all three books in the series. A trade paperback edition is available for each separate book of the "Iris & Lily" series, as Book One, Book Two and Book Three.
Fahrenheit 451: A Novel
by Ray Bradbury

Language

English

Pages

119

Publication Date

November 29, 2011

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<B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel <I>Fahrenheit 451</I> is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR><B>Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. </B><BR><BR>Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. <BR><BR>Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. <BR><BR>When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.
Don't Close Your Eyes: A Bad Boy Rancher Love Story (The Dawson B...
by Ali Parker

Language

English

Pages

239

Publication Date

July 06, 2018

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<i>From USA Today Best Selling Author Ali Parker</i> <br /><br /><b>I’m a country boy. We get messy for fun.</b><br /><br />The good times are over, though. Hard work, long days, and the heat of the sun have calloused my hands and my heart. <br /><br />My brother split, and my folks headed out for a trip, leaving me and my pup to manage the ranch. <br /><br />Between family coming to help, training the new guys, and dealing with a sexy little dog trainer my Pa hired, I’m going nuts.<br /> <br />I need to focus on the crops for next year, but the only thing on my mind is her. <br /><br />She’s everything I want in my life, but love is complicated. <br /><br />Any man would love to have this loudmouth, sexy little tart.<br /><br />Especially me. <br /><br />I could use a safe place to land, but her daddy ain’t too keen on my father. <br /><br />There’s bad blood between our families. <br /><br />But that’s our fathers’ beef. Not ours. <br /><br />Regardless of why she’s here, this girl is after my heart, and she’s not shy about it. <br /><br />Time to show her who’s in charge of the ranch and her. <br /><br /><b>I am, and I’ll always be.</b><br /><br /><i>Don't Close Your Eyes is an 80,000 word novel with an HEA. It's book 4 of a standalone series about the Dawson brothers.</i><br />
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>—n<b>ominated 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—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to 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.
Don Quixote
by , Edith Grossman

Language

English

Pages

981

Publication Date

January 29, 2009

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<p><strong>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</strong></p><p><strong>Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition</strong></p><p>Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, <em>Don Quixote</em> chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced <em>Don Quixote</em> in English until you've read this masterful translation.</p><p>This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.</p>
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
by Harper Lee

Language

English

Pages

348

Publication Date

July 08, 2014

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<p><strong>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <em>The Great American Read</em></strong></p><p>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</p><p>One of the best-loved 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>
The Prince Charming Groom: Texas Titan Romances: The Lost Ones
by Taylor Hart

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 05, 2018

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An ex-Navy SEAL, a headstrong redhead, and the raffle date that could make or break them.<br /><br />The Lost Ones...are for all those who want to know what happened to the other guy or girl who got away. This Lost One is about Kyle Bones--the guy in The Second Chance Groom---who was captured and presumed dead. --But he's not dead. Oh no! <br /><br />Kyle Bones, ex Navy SEAL, doesn't want to be raffled off for a date at a radio station. He certainly doesn’t want to attend a swanky party where his ex fiancé will be there, and he really doesn’t want to take someone he doesn’t know with him. But when a beautiful red head wins the date, suddenly it doesn't seem so bad.<br />Kennedy Dawson, doesn't believe in Prince Charming. After losing both of her parents when she was sixteen to a car accident, her life hasn't been easy. When her roommate enters her in a radio contest, she never imagined she would win a date to Jackson, Wyoming with Kyle Bones. Sure, the guy's a hot, millionaire, but he’s super cocky and a bit stalker-ish. Definitely not her type.<br />After flying to Jackson, staying at Kyle's new house, helicoptering over Jackson Mountain, and getting a glimpse of his tough, yet tender side, she starts to like this man...more than she ever thought possible.<br />When misgivings and misunderstandings rise to the surface, Kennedy has a choice to make--give love another chance or let Prince Charming walk away.
The Ides of March: A Novel
by Thornton Wilder

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

February 25, 2014

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<p>Drawing on such unique sources as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and selections from the extensive annotations Wilder made years later in the margins of the book, Tappan Wilder's Afterword adds a special dimension to the reissue of this internationally acclaimed novel.</p><p><em>The Ides of March</em>, first published in 1948, is a brilliant epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome. Thornton Wilder called it "a fantasia on certain events and persons of the last days of the Roman republic." Through vividly imagined letters and documents, Wilder brings to life a dramatic period of world history and one of history's most magnetic, elusive personalities.</p><p>In this inventive narrative, the Caesar of history becomes Caesar the human being. Wilder also resurrects the controversial figures surrounding Caesar -- Cleopatra, Catullus, Cicero, and others. All Rome comes crowding through these pages -- the Rome of villas and slums, beautiful women and brawling youths, spies and assassins.</p>

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