Das Backofenkind ist die Lebensgeschichte einer Frau aus einem kleinen Dorf im Hochspessart. Am Ende des Ersten Weltkrieges geboren, wird Lenes Leben nicht nur durch ihre Herkunft und die Traditionen des Dorfes geprägt. Das Weltgeschehen mit zwei... (read more)
Plot Summary Tereza and Tomas, Tomas and Sabina, Sabina and Franz, Franz and Marie-Claude--four people, four relationships. Milan Kundera's masterful novel, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), tells the interlocking stories of these four... (read more)
Chapter 1 Olivia Grayson sat in the chairman’s seat at the board meeting, listening intently to the presentations, her intense blue eyes taking in each member of the board. Her eyes were quick and sharp. She was totally still, wearing a well-cut... (read more)
Ayn Rand's epochal novel, first published in 1957, has been a bestseller for more than four decades as well as an intellectual landmark. It is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did. Was he a destroyer or the... (read more)
This powerful and inspiring debut invites us into a landscape populated with young people whose lives have been irreversibly changed by misfortune but whose voices resound with resilience, courage, and humor. Inside the halls of ILLC, an institution for... (read more)
Doghead is a highly imaginative, exuberant saga that follows three generations of a wildly dysfunctional Norwegian family. When Asger, the narrator, visits his dying grandma, he learns that contrary to popular belief, Grandpa was not a war hero... (read more)
Luis Alberto Urrea
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Edgar Allan Poe
This lavish hardcover compilation features the best of Poe's verse, including "The Raven," "Annabel Lee," "To Helen," "The Conqueror Worm," and other favorites. The poems are enhanced by 28 color plates and numerous black-and-white images... (read more)