The country is America; the woman is Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent young Swedish immigrant girl who inherits her father's farm in Nebraska. A model of emotional strength, courage, and resolve, Alexandra fights long and hard to transform her father's patch of raw, wind-blasted prairie into a highly profitable business. A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the hardships of prairie life.
"Cather writes like Wyeth paints."
Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness.
"Black Humor, Sarcasm, Wit, Revisionist"
Psychotherapist Arlene Matthews Uhl offers the most effective strategies for dealing with difficult people - from strangers and co-workers to friends and family - by characterizing the four major types and revealing specific methods to cope with them in every aspect of life.
"A good tool"
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Reached by Ally Condie, read by Matt Burns, Jack Riccobono and Kate Simses. After leaving the society and desperately searching for each other - and the Rising - Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for but at the cost of losing each other yet again. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts, and things shift once again.