On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his luck painter-- depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors ar Scott Burroughs--the painter-- and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of an immensley wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.
The story of two young women- one in America's Gilded Age, one in scrappy modern day California- whose lives are linked by as single tragic afternoon in history.
The improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.
A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation. The novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley as they journey from the wild nightlife of the 1920's Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain.
Lydia is dead. From the first sentence of Celeste Ng's stunning debut novel, we know that the oldest daughter of the Chinese-American Lee family has died. What follows is a novel that explores alienation, achievement, race, gender, family and identity, as the police must unravel what has happened to Lydia, the Lee family must uncover the sister and daughter they hardly knew.
This Pulitzer Prize winning novel tells the story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Growing up in Bexley, Ohio, Bob Greene and his four friends were inseparable. Of the four, Jack was Bob's very best friend, a bond they forged the moment they met in kindergarten. Then the fateful call came: Jack was dying. And in this hour of need, as the closest of friends will do, they all put aside the demands of their own lives and saw Jack through the end of his journey.
Meet Ove. He's a crumudgeon- the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.