Popular American Fiction
Hardcover ISBN: 0060199652
Wildlife biologist Deanna is caught off guard by an intrusive young hunter, while bookish city wife Lusa finds herself facing a difficult identity choice, and elderly neighbors find attraction at the height of a long-standing feud.
Paperback ISBN: 031242051x
Louis Holland falls in love with a seismologist who discovers that recent Boston earthquakes had human causes, in a novel that deals with such issues as environmental pollution, religious fundamentalism, abortion, and the threat of the apocalypse. Reprint.
You Shall Know Our Velocity!
Paperback ISBN: 1400033543
After acquiring $32,000, Will and Hand, devastated over the death of their closest friend, travel around the world giving away the money, in a rowdy debut novel from the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
Reasons to Live
Paperback ISBN: 0060976721
This collection of fifteen stories deals with the strategies of emotional survival and offers sharp, brittle, and intelligent looks at staying alive, at how to manage a life truly one's own, and how to resist becoming a victim
Paperback ISBN: 0738708925
After being tortured, mutilated, and cast into the desert for falling in love with the king's daughter, Abdul, who is renamed Alhazred, begins his descent into wickedness, embarking on a quest to restore his body and reunite with his true love. By the author of Necronomicon. Original. 25,000 first printing.
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Paperback ISBN: 0307477479
Working side-by-side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the post-war future.
Flowers for Algernon
Paperback ISBN: 015603008x
With more than five million copies sold, Flowers for Algernon is the beloved, classic story of a mentally disabled man whose experimental quest for intelligence mirrors that of Algernon, an extraordinary lab mouse. In poignant diary entries, Charlie tells how a brain operation increases his IQ and changes his life. As the experimental procedure takes effect, Charlie's intelligence expands until it surpasses that of the doctors who engineered his metamorphosis. The experiment seems to be a scientific breakthrough of paramount importance--until Algernon begins his sudden, unexpected deterioration. Will the same happen to Charlie? An American classic that inspired the award-winning movie Charly.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Paperback ISBN: 0385341008
January 1946: writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name.