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Zora Neale Hurston: Novels & Stories (LOA #74)View Catalog Entry
This Library of America volume, with its companion, brings together for the first time all of Zora Neale Hurston’s best writing in one authoritative set. When she died in poverty and obscurity in 1960, all of her books were out of print. Today Hurston’s groundbreaking works, suffused with the culture and traditions of African Americans and the poetry of black speech, have won her recognition as one of the most significant modern American writers.
Year of WondersView Catalog Entry
Eighteen-year-old Anna Frith tells the story of her remote English village, Eyam, which was infected by the plague in 1666 and where, persuaded by their vicar, the townspeople decided to quarantine themselves.
Running with ScissorsView Catalog Entry
The author describes his bizarre coming-of-age years after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers.
The House of the SpiritsView Catalog Entry
The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973.
China DreamView Catalog Entry
Blending fact and fiction, this darkly comic fable “may be the purest distillation yet of Mr. Ma’s talent for probing the country’s darkest corners and exposing what he regards as the Communist Party’s moral failings” (Mike Ives, The New York Times). Called “Red Guards meet Kurt Vonnegut . . . powerful!" by Margaret Atwood on Twitter, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism. Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, is feeling pleased with himself. He has an impressive office, three properties, and multiple mistresses who text him day and night.
Bless Me, UltimaView Catalog Entry
Chronicles the story of an alienated New Mexico boy who seeks an answer to his questions about life in his relationship with Ultima, a magical healer, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic novel, which comes complete with a special reading group guide. Reprint.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseView Catalog Entry
Oskar Schell, the 9-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a key his father left behind. Reissue.
Native SonView Catalog Entry
Traces the fall of a young black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman.
The Handmaid's TaleView Catalog Entry
A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. Reissue.
Little WomenView Catalog Entry
Open your heart to the unforgettable March sisters . . . Sensible Meg, hot-headed Jo, quiet Beth, and pretty Amy might be sisters, but they're not alike, and they don't always get along. But when the going gets tough, they know they always have each other. Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged drama of Little Women, but also help you discover a whole new world of heart-warming, fun stories, with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.