By Joel Thomas Hynes “Scrappy tough guy and three-time loser Johnny Keough is going a little stir-crazy awaiting trial for an alleged assault charge involving his girlfriend, Madonna, and a teapot. Facing three to five years in a maximum-security prison, Johnny knows this might just be the end of the road. But when Madonna doesn’t show […]
By Shirley Barrett An impassioned, charming, and hilarious debut novel about a young woman’s coming-of-age, during one of the harshest whaling seasons in the history of New South Wales. 1908: It’s the year that proves to be life-changing for our teenage narrator, Mary Davidson, tasked with providing support to her father’s boisterous whaling crews while […]
By Thornton Wilder “The Bridge of San Luis Rey is American author Thornton Wilder’s second novel, first published in 1927 to worldwide acclaim. It tells the story of several interrelated people who die in the collapse of an Inca rope bridge in Peru, and the events that lead up to their being on the bridge. […]
By Carson McCullers “With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters’ inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers’ finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton […]
By Wayne Johnston | From one of Canada’s most acclaimed, beloved storytellers: The Son of a Certain Woman is Wayne Johnston’s funniest, sexiest novel yet, controversial in its issues, wise, generous and then some in its depiction of humanity. Percy Joyce, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the fifties is an outsider from childhood, set apart by a congenital […]
by Jonas Jonasson – “After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health.
by John Meyer “Zack Curtis truly dreads his thirtieth birthday. Estranged from his family and friends, he hopes his trip to Italy will lift his spirits and trigger the inspiration for a happier life.
by Mark Twain “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book by Mark Twain first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Considered as one of the Great American Novels the work is among the first in major American Literature to be written in the veracular, characterized by local […]
by Linden MacIntyre “Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the ‘Exorcist’ – an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward clergy and suppress potential scandal. Hidden in a small rural parish to avoid an impending public controversy, Duncan must now confront the consequences of his past. Pushed to the breaking […]
by Percy Janes “Most of the events of the novel take place within the ugly and sprawling house, just as the Stone family itself is held spiritually and mentally there, in unwilling bondage to one another. Juju, the narrator, is the only Stone to leave…” Overview by Google Books
by D.H. Lawrence “Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. The first edition was printed in Florence, Italy; it could not be published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960.The book soon became notorious for its story of the physical relationship between a working-class man and an aristocratic […]
by Sidney Poiter The acclaimed actor reveals the passion, spirituality, and intellectual fervor that have driven his life and career, citing the elements of his childhood that gave him his sense of worth and ethics.” Overview by Google