Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing on the human condition and the needs of mankind. He suggests that, perhaps, what we see...
Author: Lightman, Alan P.Summary:
Author: Beagle, Peter S.Summary:
Claudio Bianchi has lived alone for many years on a hillside in Southern Italy's scenic Calabria. Set in his ways and suspicious of outsiders, Claudio has always resisted change, preferring...Genre: Fantasy fiction
Author: Robinson, Kim StanleySummary:
History teaches us that a third of Europe's population was destroyed by the Black Death. But what if the plague had killed 99 percent of the population instead? Robinson rewrites history and...
Author: Collier, James Lincoln, Collier, ChristopherSummary:
Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world: the Constitution. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with...
Author: Binet, LaurentSummary:
Paris, 1980. The literary critic Roland Barthes dies--struck by a laundry van--after lunch with the presidential candidate François Mitterand. But was it an accident or murder?
Author: Moers, WalterSummary:
Rumo is a little Wolperting, a creature somewhere between a deer and a dog, who will one day become a great hero. Armed with his talking sword, he must fight his way through the Overworld and the...Genre: Fantasy fiction
Author: Stutzman, JonathanSummary:
Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you. He also loves cake, and that's where our story begins. On Monday,...
Author: Reid, AimeeSummary:
Heartwarming picture book that celebrates the work of Mister Rogers and carries on his legacy of kindness Mister Rogers is one of the most beloved television personalities, but before he was the...
Author: Burk, RachelleSummary:
In 1953, Esref Armagan was born completely blind to a poor family in Istanbul, Turkey. He received no formal education and spent his childhood days in his father's shop, where he developed the...
Author: Dubus, AndreSummary:
This volume brings together Andre Dubus' third and fourth collections of short stories and novellas--Finding a Girl in America and The Times Are Never So Bad--with a thought-provoking new...Genre: Short stories
Author: Morton, AndrewSummary:
At first glance, Angelina Jolie might seem to be someone without any secrets, talking openly about her love life, drug use, etc. Yet mysteries remain: What went on in her brief, impulsive...
Author: Lovecraft, H. P.Summary:
H. P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when first published. This tome brings together all of...
The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have enthralled generations of readers--and writers. Now Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger have assembled a stellar group of contemporary...