A novel about how one lie can change everything, when a teenaged girl’s scream, and the false assumption that comes from it, radiates through a street, a neighborhood, and a city, and turns lives upside down.
away to 1941 Paris when Berlin becomes too dangerous for Jewish families, a
young girl bonds with her protective mystical golem; while her friend, a
rabbi’s daughter, becomes a defender of their people.
A science fiction
love story that intertwines disparate lives into an exploration of transhumanism,
artificial intelligence, queer love, and controversial experiments impacting
cryogenics and the sex trade.
The award-winning star of MarieTV and
host of “The Marie Forleo Podcast” outlines a simple mindset that significantly
increases the odds of pursuing goals successfully, sharing advice on how to
manage self-doubt, haters and making high-risk decisions.
Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought
it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had
made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country.
But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and
his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical
rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman’s body but to heal his
mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job,
and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He’d heard about burro
racing–a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back
to mining days–and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship
confirmed introvert finds her simple life upended when the father she never
knew passes away, revealing an enormous extended family that overwhelms her
budding relationship with a fellow trivia buff.
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who
traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she
arrives, however, she finds that Amy’s funeral has just ended. Luckily, the
townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered tourist–even if they
don’t understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that’s
almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend’s memory.
All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel
and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she
makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the
open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey
Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore
owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and
associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his
A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.
anthology of essays, stories, and expressions of gratitude by dozens of famous
authors describes the pleasure, guidance, and support that their favorite
bookstores and booksellers have provided throughout their careers.
A secretly heartbroken woman who prefers
books to people finds her world upended by the arrivals of a poet, a lover and
three suspicious deliveries that reveal that someone has found out about her
and fascinating memoir of Bythell’s experiences at the helm of The Bookshop,
Scotland’s largest second hand bookstore–and the delightfully unusual staff
members, eccentric customers, odd townsfolk and surreal buying trips that make
up his life there.
Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a
barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his
intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and
souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself;
he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him
with only a letter, which he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted
to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of
France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story.
Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu
travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books,
showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal
spends plenty of time at The Bridge–the oldest bookstore in historic downtown
Franklin, Tennessee–remembering the times he and Molly Allen–who moved to
Portland–once spent there, and now, with the bookstore in deep financial
trouble, it will take a miracle to keep tragedy from unfolding.
Mitchell captured Esme’s heart with his stunning good looks and a penchant for all things erotic. Life seems truly glorious… but before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he suddenly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all. Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore, finding solace in George, the laconic owner addicted to spirulina, and Luke, the taciturn, guitar-playing night manager. When Mitchell recants his criticism, his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she lose more than she can handle?
Eighteen years old and completely alone,
Rosemary arrives in New York from Tasmania with little more than a love of
books and eagerness to explore the city she’s read so much about. She begins
her search for independence with appealing enthusiasm, and the moment she steps
into the Arcade bookstore, she knows she has found a home. The gruff owner, Mr.
Pike, gives her a job sorting through piles of books and helping the rest of
the staff, a group as odd as the characters in a Dickens novel. But when a
letter arrives from someone seeking to “place” a lost manuscript by
Herman Melville, the simmering ambitions and rivalries of the Arcade staff rise
to a boiling point.
Starting his fifth school in five years, Osei
Kokote, a diplomat’s son, hoping to survive his first day becomes friends with
Dee, the most popular girl in school, but Ian is determined to destroy the
budding friendship. (Othello)
horror classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the
perspective of the monster, through his hazy knowledge of the back streets of
Victorian London, the missing girls and the evidence that amounts against him.
In this modern
retelling of Austen’s classic, bookish minister’s daughter Cat Morland joins
her well-to-do friends in Edinburgh and falls for an up-and-coming lawyer who
may harbor unsettling secrets. (Northanger Abbey)
the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts
with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful
Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals. (The
reimagining of the Snow White fairy tale follows the experiences of a
woman who marries a Massachusetts single father and succumbs to vanity when the
birth of her baby reveals her husband to be a light-skinned African American.
her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York
magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts her younger sisters’ football fangirl
antics, a creepy cousin’s unwanted attentions, and the infuriating standoffish
manners of a handsome neurosurgeon. (Pride & Prejudice)
retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew” follows the experiences of a
preschool teacher who alienates others by speaking her mind and who is expected
by her eccentric father to marry his assistant to prevent the young man’s
Arriving in Tangier with her new husband only
to encounter the estranged best friend she has not seen in more than a year,
Alice allows her friend to introduce her to the rhythms and culture of Morocco,
only to be quickly stifled by the woman’s controlling nature, a situation that
turns sinister when her husband goes missing. (The Talented Mr. Ripley)
A modern retelling of Macbeth is set in a
run-down industrial town in the 1970s and follows the efforts of a popular but
increasingly corrupt police officer and his calculating casino owner girlfriend
to work with a powerful local drug dealer to murder a professional rival and
set up his best friend. (Macbeth)
A reimagining of the classic fairy tale,
presented from the stepmother’s perspective, traces her escape from a life of
harsh servitude before single motherhood forces her to take a job as a
nursemaid to an otherworldly infant, who eventually becomes her stepdaughter
and a princess celebrated for her beauty. (Cinderella)
The awkward middle child of five, Mary Bennet,
who loses herself in the secret pleasures of reading and writing in
19th-century England, soon discovers that her fictional creations are no match
for the very real scandal, tragedy and romance that come into her life. (Pride
reimagining of Les Misérables tells the story of three teens from very
different backgrounds who are thrown together amidst the looming threat of
revolution on the French planet-colony of Laterre. (Les Misérables)
Larry Cook, an Iowan farmer who has worked a thousand-acre
plot owned by his family for generations, abruptly decides to leave his farm to
his three daughters and retire. His two eldest daughters are pleased with the decision,
but his youngest daughter has been cut out by her father and is angry. As the
daughters’ activity on the land progresses, they notice a change in their
father. Events begin to unfold that will threaten and destroy the family and
their farm. (King Lear)
When her widower father drowns at sea, Gemma Hardy
is taken from her native Iceland to Scotland to live with her kind uncle and
his family. But the death of her doting guardian leaves Gemma under the care of
her resentful aunt, and it soon becomes clear that she is nothing more than an
unwelcome guest at Yew House. (Jane Eyre)
A tale reminiscent of “Hamlet” that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father’s death. (Hamlet)