Drawing on newly discovered personal letters and diaries, Amy Gary reveals the eccentric and exceptional life of Margaret Wise Brown, author of the popular children's books Goodnight Moon and The...
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Author: Jackson, ShirleySummary:
Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods live together in pleasant isolation, which they ensure through an idiosyncratic system of rules and...
Author: Manning, ChandraSummary:
By the end of the Civil War, nearly half a million slaves had taken refuge behind Union lines in what became known as "contraband camps." This book probes what the camps were like and how former...
Author: Hoffman, AliceSummary:
The matriarch of a Long Island clan with a suicidal son and a defiant granddaughter, Esther has hired a Russian landscaper to watch over the family and the grounds of their waterfront estate. But...Genre: Domestic fiction
Author: Langer, Ellen J.Summary:
With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless develop habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, allows free rein to intuition and...
Author: Berlin, LuciaSummary:
Compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts...Genre: Short stories
Author: Atwood, MargaretSummary:
Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house,...
With this anthology, bestselling author Brad Meltzer introduces twenty-one original stories from today's most prominent mystery writers. These sometimes terrifying, sometimes funny, and always...