America The Beautiful A Novel
America Throne's relationship with her boyfriend Jasper was heading for a happy ending: I thought, my God, soon we will probably be married ... I imagined our children, a boy and a girl each with his long limbs and caffeine-free groundedness and maybe my hair and aesthetic. But it wasn't to be. Jasper ended the relationship by fax while on a business trip to San Francisco: "Please don't call me.
An eminent British writer returns to the resort hotel in the Japanese mountains where he once spent a beautiful, snowed-in winter. It was there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing America of being in denial about the horrific aftermath of the Tokyo firebombings and the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The last novel from the unsurpassed master of American detective fiction, Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man is a genre-defining mystery novel, published in Penguin Modern Classics. Ex-detective Nick Charles plans to spend a quiet Christmas holed up in a hotel suite with his glamorous wife Nora, their pet Schnauzer and a case of good Scotch. But then a bullet-riddled corpse and a missing inventor (not to mention the attentions of a beautiful young woman) force him out of retirement and back into business.
The critically acclaimed bestseller from the number one bestselling author of The Moment and A Special Relationship. A powerful romantic novel set in the tumultuous world of post-war America. New York, 1945 - Sara Smythe, a young, beautiful and intelligent woman, ready to make her own way in the big city, attends her brother's Thanksgiving Eve party.
A Heart's Journey: To Quench a Thirsty Soul is an emotionally charged, contemporary romance novel that captivates readers from beginning to end. This sexy, tale of love and passion centers around a young woman on the fast track in corporate America. Shes smart, beautiful, and career oriented, but haunted by heartache and disappointment. This compelling story unfolds her struggles and triumphs with her lovers, family, and friends.
Paperback. Pub Date: 2012. Pages: 528 in Publisher: HarperLuxe the According toMaya legend December 21. 2012 will mark the end of the worldas we know it. Is it myth ... or will theirprediction become reality Archaeologist Lina Taylor has devoted her life to studying ancientMaya artifacts. splitting her time between digs in South America and the classroomteaching college students.
Sidney Sheldon's eighth novel, repackaged to accompany his memoirs, 'The Other Side of Me'. The world is on the brink of mutual destruction between the East and the West and Mary Ashley, beautiful, talented, intelligent, has been chosen to represent America as Ambassador to Romania. Thrust from her comforting, homely life in Kansas, she finds herself lost amongst the political turmoil in a foreign country where she is seen as the enemy and no-one is to be trusted.
The 50 states of America presented by Phil Yeh's famous Patrick Rabbit and his Dinosaur friends in full colour. One of the most popular comic books from Cartoonists Across America is now a beautiful exciting educational graphic novel and a fun way to learn about America's 50 states.
Here is what it was like to grow up in the 1950s in the years of ponytails, pajama parties, proms, and parking, when to be popular was important and when, if you were a girl, being important meant being a cheerleader. THE CHEERLEADER is a best-selling novel about the loss of innocence, the growth of passion, and the awakening of ambition.A classic-PUBLISHERS WEEKLYOne of the truest portraits of an American girl ever written-DETROIT FREE PRESSIt's heartbreaking at times, hilarious at others, and she's got it all down beautifully-PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERIf future historians and sociologists are ever impelled to find out what it was like to be a high school student in America at mid 20th century, they will need go no farther than THE CHEERLEADER for documentation and enlightenment.
Fueled by coffee and pea soup, Jack Kerouac speed-typed "On the Road" in just three weeks in April 1951. He'd been traveling America for the past ten years and now, at last, the furious energy of his experiences flowed through his fingertips in a mad rush, pealing forth on a makeshift scroll that he laboriously taped together. The "On the Road scroll" has since become literary legend, and now "Burning Furiously Beautiful" sets the record straight, uncovering, among other things, the true story behind one of America's greatest novels.
The best Appalachian novelist of his generation. Ron Rash, author of Serena and The Cove "The Dark Corner is one of the most riveting and beautifully written novels that I have ever read. Trouble drives the story, as it does in all great fiction, but grace, that feeling of mercy that all men hunger for, is the ultimate subject, and that's just part of the reason that Mark Powell is one of America's most brilliant writers.
In this electric on-the-road novel, orphan-hero Matt hitchhikes across the surreal landscape of America in the 80s. Searching for the lost bliss of childhood he falls in with and longs for the dangerously beautiful but amoral Jimmy, a fellow orphan. As they crisscross the country, encountering homeless rock stars, suicidal teenagers, Jesus freaks, and other souls on the edge, Matt moves toward adulthood and his own sexual identity.
The Bluest Eye is one of Toni Morrison's most powerful novels. The Nobel Laureate's debut is the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. This book presents an impressive collection of updated critical essays and an insightful introduction by editor Harold Bloom that will enrich students' insight into this heartbreaking classic that tackles the crucial themes of race and identity.