Popular English Fiction
The Blackwater Lightship
Paperback ISBN: 0743203313
With AIDS about to claim a well-loved young man, three generations of his family are reunited at his bedside in Ireland, in a novel that explores the nature of love and the complex interrelationships among family members.
The Blackwater Lightship
Hardcover ISBN: 0684873893
With AIDS about to claim a well-loved young man, three generations of his family are reunited at his bedside in Ireland, in a poignant and evocative novel that explores the nature of love and the complex interrelationships among family members. By the author of The Story of the Night.
Blessed Are The Cheesemakers
Paperback ISBN: 0446693014
Estranged from her family since childhood, Abby lands on a small Irish dairy farm where she encounters down-on-his-luck New York stockbroker Kit, who with Abby helps a pair of elderly cheese makers save their farm and help a range of troubled souls. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
The Book of Lost Things
Paperback ISBN: 074329890x
Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. Reprint.
Bridget Jones's Diary
Hardcover ISBN: 0670880728
A hilarious journal chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirty-something woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life. 80,000 first printing. BOMC Dual Main. QPB Alt. Tour.
Paperback ISBN: 0679736891
Enduring the peculiarities and brutalities of plantation life in the nineteenth-century West Indies, the morally blind Englishwoman Emily Cartwright finds her life touched by the experiences of Cambridge, a devoutly Christian slave. Reprint.
Hardcover ISBN: 0670881791
A timeless novel of the small French village of Lansquenet's awakening to joy and sensuality tells the story of how bewitching newcomer Vianne Rocher and her chocolate shop arrive and begin to play havoc with everyone's Lenten vows. A first novel. 22,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 067976397x
A fifty-year epic follows the lives of the residents of the Greek island Cephallonia, exploring their peaceful, remote experiences before the onset of the Second World War. Reissue. 150,000 first printing. (A Universal/Miramax film entitled Captain Corelli's Mandolin, directed by John Madden, premiering Fall 2001, starring Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, & John Hurt) (Historical Fiction)
Paperback ISBN: 1590170067
Corrigan is at once a mordant comedy of manners and a very modern morality play. Since her husband's death, the increasingly frail Mrs. Blunt has had only her trips to his grave to look forward to. Her raucous housekeeper's conversation, and cooking, are best forgotten. Nadine, her daughter, is an infrequent, uneasy visitor. Then one day a charming, wheelchair-bound Irishman shows up at Mrs. Blunt's door in search of charitable contributions. Corrigan is an arch manipulator, Mrs. Blunt is his mark, and before long we realize that they are made for each other. As the two grow ever more entrenched, Nadine fears for her mother's safety (or is it for her own inheritance?). With Corrigan Caroline Blackwood takes a long, hard look at our dearly beloved notions of saints and sinners, victims and villains, patrimony and present pleasure—and winks.