Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Irresistible boys wish sly smiles and dangerous intentions. White lies, dark secret, and scandalous hookups. This is Manhattan, 1899....
Etta is tired of dealing with all the labels and categories that seem so important to everyone else in her small Nebraska hometown.
In his first collection of short stories John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill.
These letters are timeless. Rilke said himself that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon subjects and ideas we recognize as characteristic in his poetry.
We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the plague years.
The sleeper hit of 2008, A Dog Named Christmas became a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie a year later, seen by more than twelve million people in the United States alone. Now, in Christmas with Tucker, Greg Kincaid brings back one of that book's most endearing characters, sharing the moving story of George, a young boy dealing with the loss of his father, and the dog that comes into his life to offer him hope and a touch of courage.
Amelia's notebooks entertain readers with great stories about the ups and downs of growing up, told from the perspective of an inquisitive, insightful 10-year-old girl. What's more, her witty words and whimsical doodles encourage girls to express their creativity by drawing and writing about their own lives. Amelia can't wait for Nadia's next letter. When it finally comes, Nadia needs help! Can Amelia find the answer to Nadia's problem -- and to her own family secret?
Contains spine-tingling stories of ghostly encounters from the Battlefield at Gettysburg. Several photos take the reader visually to where each encounter occurred! The 'Bonus Section' contains tales from selected other sites.
A mouth-watering debut novel about self-discovery and shortbread...and a magical talent, both bitter and sweet.
Brave New World is a brilliantly satiric novel about life six centuries from now (in "632 After Ford"), the Utopian era in which science has, with juggernaut indifference, triumphed. It is an era of perfect stability, control, conformity. There are, for example, no mothers or fathers because babies are mass-produced from chemical solutions in laboratory bottles; children are completely conditioned for their designated roles as adults in a precisely ordered society. Into this incredible world comes Bernard Marx, hatched in an excessively alcoholic prenatal solution, with ideas worthy of the primitive twentieth century.
Inspired by the real-life events in Pennsylvania, where devastating coal mine fires irrevocably changed the lives of residents in Centralia and Carbondale, The Hollow Ground is a compelling, powerful debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative as heartbreakingly captivating as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life. As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, this strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy tales, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.