The School on Heart's Content Road
Paperback ISBN: 0802144152
Mickey Gammon, a fifteen-year-old dropout kicked out of his Maine home by his half-brother, is introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement, a rural cooperative run by The Prophet, where he encounters another deserted child, six-year-old Jane, as well as the mounting unrest that leads to disaster. Reprint.
The Stones of Summer
Paperback ISBN: 1585675172
Originally published to glowing reviews in 1972, Dow Mossman's extraordinary debut is a sweeping coming-of-age tale that developed a passionate cult following. It recently inspired the award-winning documentary film Stone Reader, described by Peter Rainer of New York magazine as Â“a marvelous literary thriller that gets at the way books can stay with people forever.Â
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Paperback ISBN: 0061374237
A best-selling selection in Oprah's Book Club celebrates the ancient alliance between humans and dogs and follows the coming-of-age of speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubger Dinghy in a Big Ocean
Paperback ISBN: 1101972939
ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The Lofoten islands in Norway are as isolated and forbidding as they are majestic. In this true story, two friends, the author and the eccentric artist Hugo Aasjord, set out onto the icy waters surrounding the islands. Their quest: to pursue the infamous Greenland shark—a massive creature that can grow to twenty-six feet in length and more than a ton in weight—from a tiny rubber boat. But the shark is not known for its size alone: its meat contains a toxin that, when consumed, has been known to make people drunk and hallucinatory. Together, the two men tackle existential questions, survive the world’s most powerful maelstrom, and, yes, get drunk, as they attempt to understand the ocean from every possible angle, drawing on poetry, science, history, ecology, mythology, and their own, sometimes intoxicated, observations.
The Collector's Apprentice
Hardcover ISBN: 1616203587
Abandoned in 1922 Paris when she is wrongly accused of theft, 19-year-old Paulien changes her identity and is swept up in the expatriate art world of Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse while working to recover her father's stolen collection. By the author of The Art Forger.