MARTYR! is electrifying, profound, brazen, profane and even funny as it follows as young man guided by artists, poets and kings. His mother was in a plane shot down over the skies of the Persian Gulf and his uncle rode through Iranian battlefields dressed as the angel of death. This book sees into every corner of the...
|At Night We Walk in Circles||Daniel Alarcon||
AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES has been praised by critics across the globe for its crisp characters and gripping storyline. Based on fact, the tale concerns a group of traveling actors who perform in small cities across an unnamed South American country putting on a play that is not kind to the government. This is a...
|The Japanese Lover||Isabel Allende||
THE JAPANESE LOVER is a touching love story with an extraordinary secret that has endured for decades. The backdrop concerns internment camps that sprung up with the beginning of World War Two.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Isabel Allende on a page that was...
|A Long Petal of the Sea||Isabel Allende||
A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA is a heartfelt story about two of the hundreds of thousands of refugees forced to flee their home in Spain after facist General Francisco Franco emerged victorious in the Spanish Civil War. A pregnant widow and her deceased husband's Army doctor brother are forced into a marriage of convenience...
BAUMGARTNER is a story of memory and reminiscence filled with compassion and wit. It is a delightful glimpse of why we remember certain moments and forget others.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed by Paul Auster on a page bound into the book. It is a new, unread,...
|The Winners||Fredrik Backman||
THE WINNERS beautifully captures the complexities of daily life in a small minor league hockey town. Readers can relate to the impact the team would have in a similar situation, regardless of the sport, and wether it is professional or amateur. Winning, losing and forgiving are all experienced. The storyline features...
|A Permanent Member of the Family||Russell Banks||
A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE FAMILY is a collection of twelve new stories that exhibit Russell Banks' absolute mastery of this particular genre of storytelling. Be sure to check out the dark thoughts in Christmas Party.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand s...
|Mrs. Osmond||John Banville||
MRS. OSMOND continues the story of Isabel Archer, the protagonist of Henry James' classic novel The Portrait of a Lady, retelling the tale and then taking it further, all with Banville's characteristically thoughtful and arresting prosody, as well as a clever sense of humor.
THIS COPY (...
|The Only Story||Julian Barnes||
THE ONLY STORY is the story of a young college student and a married older woman who fall in love after being paired together in a tennis tournament, and how their relationship evolved over the years.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed on the title page by Julian Barnes in...
|Far As The Eye Can See||Robert Bausch||
FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE is a literary journey across the western part of America immediately following the Civil War. The protagonist captures the reader with his search for survival with a woman who believes she can save him and a Crow brave who shows him the real meaning of freedom and strength.