From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases...
Author: Russell, KarenSummary:
What's better than one Who Was ? book ? Six Who Was ? books! Who Is Bob Dylan? By Jim O'Connor; read by MacLeod Andrews. Listen to find out more about a boy named Bobby Zimmerman from Hibbing,...
This collection of seventeen classic mystery stories, dating from 1837 to 1914, traces the earliest history of popular detective fiction.Genre: Short stories
Author: Steel, DanielleSummary:
Everything is falling to pieces for Francesca Thayer. Her relationship with Todd collapses and he moves out. Her leaky house needs total restoration; yet, as the owner of a struggling art gallery...
Author: Rubenstein, JoshuaSummary:
This book takes us back to 1952, when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin's murderous regime. Rubenstein vividly describes Stalin's mysterious, sudden death and the unfolding of Soviet...
Author: Francis, PopeSummary:
In this uplifting and practical book, written in collaboration with his biographer, Austen Ivereigh, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must—and how we can—make the world safer,...
Author: McBride, JamesSummary:
"A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best." —New York Times Book Review
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Author: Hewitt, BenSummary:
This is the captivating story of a small town coming back to life. Hardwick, Vermont, has jump-started its economy through a local, self-sustaining food system, surviving with its network of...
Author: Pinker, StevenSummary:
Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite...
Author: Bayles, DavidSummary:
What is your art really about? Where is it going? What stands in the way of getting it there?These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development-and they...
Author: McCoy, Alfred W.Summary:
In a new analysis, prizewinning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power--from the 1890s through the Cold War--and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-...
Author: Gould, Stephen Jay.Summary:
When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and...
Author: El-Hai, JackSummary:
In a devastated Europe at the end of World War II, the improbable relationship between fallen tyrant Hermann Göring and rising US Army physician Douglas Kelley becomes a hazardous quest into the...
Author: Taylor, FlintSummary:
With his colleagues at the People's Law Office (PLO), Flint Taylor has argued landmark civil-rights cases that have exposed corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department (CPD...
Author: Pearlman, JeffSummary:
Focusing on the players, American sports writer Jeff Pearlman presents a biography of the NFL dynasty that won the Super Bowl three times during the 1990s: the Dallas Cowboys.