Drift House The First Voyage

New York-based author and teacher Dale Peck was inspired to write this amazing story after the events of September 11, 2001. The three Oakenfeld children—Susan, Charles and...

Modern Scholar, A: From Jesus to Christianity A History of the Early Church

Entrusting the apostles to continue the work he had started by instructing them to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,...

Casey at the Bat A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888

"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; the score stood four to two with but one inning more to play." Thus begins one of the most famous poems in American...

The Story of My Disappearence

Known for his vivid imagery, provocative subjects, and charged prose, Paul Watkins has emerged as one of the most gifted writers of his generation. This powerful novel shimmers...

Raw Bone

On a cold morning in early spring, the body of a young woman is found trapped in the ice of Dundurn Bay. The next day at dawn, a homeless man discovers an unconscious school...

Becoming George Orwell Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy

The remarkable transformation of Orwell from journeyman writer to towering iconIs George Orwell the most influential writer who ever lived? Yes, according to John Rodden's...

Underworld

Reading Group Discussion Points "Underworld" can refer to many different facets of this book, such as the labyrinthine subways that wind beneath New York City, or the underground...

The Animals

Bill Reed manages a wildlife sanctuary in rural Idaho, caring for injured animals—raptors, a wolf, and his beloved bear, Majer, among them—that are unable to survive in the...

Suttree

No discussion of great modern authors is complete without mention of Cormac McCarthy, whose rare and blazing talent makes his every work a true literary event. A grand addition to...

The Coldest Night

The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Heartland Prize for his fiction, Robert Olmstead crafts riveting prose about love, war, and the human condition. Set in 1950, The...

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