Between his absences, a father teaches his son and daughter to forage, hunt and feel safe in the home he built for them in the woods. Until greedy men provoke the father, who does anything to defend what is his, for the sake of the children. Atmospheric and unsettling Elmet is a lyrical commentary on contemporary society and one family's precarious place in it, as well as an exploration of how deep the bond between father and child can go.
A mystery that starts as a sad homecoming quickly turns into a can't-put-down thriller about family, friends and forensic accounting. Long-buried secrets surface under the blistering sun of Australia. Soooo good!
Both delicate and menacing, this story summons up childhood magic and adventure while connecting the reader through the realism of our experiences.
“The Ocean at the End of the Lane is fun to read, filled with his trademarked blend of sinister whimsy. Gaiman’s writing is like dangerous candy—you’re certain there’s ground glass somewhere, but it just tastes so good!”
When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this fiendishly clever novel. What did Joey know? Amd what does it have to do with Lydia? As Lydia untangles the mystery of Joey’s suicide, she unearths a long buried memory from her own violent childhood. Details from that one tragic night begin to circle back.
Ginny is 14, plays the flute, plays basketball and reads Robert Frost. But she is autistic and trying to blend with her latest foster family, looking for a "forever home." She was taken from her abusive birth mother, but strangely wants to reunite wiht her. She will steal and lie to get back what's missing from her life. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking. Her quest for a safe home leads her to discover her own strong voice.
Nineteenth Century Paris, the Great French Masters and a meditation on Blue. "A Comedy d'Art," it's part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter who joins Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed suidice of Vincent van Gogh.
An intriguing and mysterious story told in a stream of conciousness manner. Incredible details about the setting, relationships and human behavior. A chilling study of nature vs. nurture...
Set in the 1930's jazz scene of Manhattan, this story involves how random chance can determine the rest of our lives. From secretarial pools and jazz dives to Gatsby-esque parties and suites at The Plaza, a look at NYC in a most intriguing era with engaging and enchanting characters.
Set in the jazz era of the 1920s, the story of Ermest Hemingway and his wife as they discover their passion for each other, for his writing and a drive to find a place for themselves among other socialites of the generation. A test of love and loyalty between emotionaly complex characters in the delightful setting of Paris.
Funny, tender with just enough edge to it, this clever how-I-survived-high-school novel tells of Steve Yorks triumphant and traumatic junior year. From forming a club for fellow outsiders, to fumbling through first love, to finding his place with his rigid father, Steve grows past his rebellion in this entertaining YA novel.
It's hard to believe SE Hinton was only 16 when she wrote this coming-of-age story told in first person narrative of ponyboy Curtis. It tells of the differences, and brings to light the connections between the greasers and the socs. Even with rumbles and run-ins with the law, there there is a strong message of staying young, accepting chane and the importance of friendship. "Stay Gold Ponyboy".