My advice on this book: do not read any reviews, blurbs, synopses, or even the back cover (or front, for that matter)! Just read the book! It's one of those rare books that you need to approach blind; just dive in and experience it. The less you know... (read more)
In order to traverse a city where identity is tagged by accent, Rosine, Gail Scott's part-Indigenous protagonist, performs an ever-shifting amalgam, ventriloquizing often suspect voices, both contemporaneous and ancestral. Her inability to claim a legacy... (read more)
Congratulations to Natasha Trethewey, our 19th U.S. poet laureate!
Trethewey is the nation's first laureate to hail from the South since 1986, when Robert Penn Warren was named the first U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress. She is also Mississippi's top poet and will be the first person to serve simultaneously as poet laureate for a state and for the nation at large. Natasha's collection of poems Native Guard won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007.
New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Knox writes contemporary romance that’s sexy, witty, and angsty—sometimes all three at once. Her debut novel, Ride with Me, is probably the only existing cross-country bicycling love story. She... (read more)
The story of Helen of Troy has its origins in ancient Greek epic and didactic poetry, more than 2500 years ago, but it remains one of the world's most galvanizing myths about the destructive power of beauty. Much like the ancient Greeks, our own... (read more)
The year was 1865. With the close of the Civil War, there began for the South, an era of even greater turmoil. In The Clansman, his controversial 1905 novel, later the basis of the motion picture The Birth of a Nation, Thomas Dixon, describes the social,... (read more)
SHE'D DO ANYTHING TO SAVE HER SISTER'S LIFE. . . .Rachel Kirby is a computer genius whose personal life is falling apart. Even as she stands on the brink of a stunning technological breakthrough, her beloved younger sister is plagued by a rare chronic... (read more)
The second in the intensely erotic Avalon seriesthat started with Destined to Play. Perfect for anyone who was seduced by 50 Shades of Grey. Psychologist Alexandra Blake has been awakened sexually by her lover, Jeremy Quinn. Their erotic journey has seen... (read more)
As this final volume of The Berrybender Narratives opens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his... (read more)
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