Diary takes the form of a "coma diary" kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in a hospital after a suicide attempt. It is a dark, hilarious, and poignant act of storytelling from America's favorite, most inventive nihilist.
"The uninitiated need not apply"
This Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play is the tale of a baby-boomer's long hard road from 1960s confusion to 1990s self-made woman...or so she hopes.
"Great to Finally Hear!"
A beautiful, startling, and candid memoir about growing up without boundaries, in which Ariel Leve recalls with candor and sensitivity the turbulent time she endured as the only child of an unstable poet for a mother and a beloved but largely absent father, and explores the consequences of a psychologically harrowing childhood as she seeks refuge from the past and recovers what was lost.
"It's a pretty good book. Not the best not the worst."
A captivating exploration of human love, marriage, and the illusions upon which it is founded, Mrs. Kimble presents a fascinating psychological portrait of a mesmerizing opportunist and the women who believe in him. Beautifully wrought, stunningly original, Jennifer Haigh's sparkling debut marks the arrival of a remarkable new talent.
"Enjoyable and interesting"
After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and her grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.
This collection features three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: "The Heidi Chronicles", "The Young Man from Atlanta", and "Anna Christie".
These classic stories, taken directly from the text of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, will delight and inspire children before bedtime or on the go.
Now that Rosa's grandma is sick, Rosa and her friends play music for her after school. She says their playing makes her feel like a girl dancing at a party - and that gives Rosa an idea. She organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her grandma's illness.
Alice McDermott's masterful new novel is a vivd portrait of an American family caught at the crossroads of the tumultuous middle decades of the 20th century. Witty, compassionate, and wry, After This evokes the social, political, and spiritual upheavals of its time through the experiences of a working-class couple, John and Mary Keane, their four children, and the changes radiating through their Catholic community on Long Island.
"A Jewel of a Book"
The money jar that Rosa, Mama, and Grandma filled with their coins will be emptied to buy Rosa whatever she wants for her birthday. But what can Rosa choose that special enough-unless it's a gift they can all enjoy!
A funny book that makes you cry. A sad book that makes you laugh. A book about two sisters and their family that makes you wish you were part of it--and grateful that you are not. In short, this book is one surprise after another. The only thing that is not a surprise is that Vera B. Williams has created a wholly unforgettable, absolutely wonderful portrait of Amber, Essie, and their world. Open the book. You will never be the same again.
Follow the red canoe from moment to moment as it journeys down river carrying the family on a camping tour. It's the next best thing to paddling it yourself.
When Bidemmi starts to draw, her imagination takes off. Enter her world and watch her stories grow and grow. You will never forget her.
Listen to four stories about Rosa and her family: "A Chair for My Mother" (A Caldecott Honor Book); "Something Special for Me"; "Music, Music for Everyone"; and "A Chair for Always". This collection also includes "Cherries and Cherry Pits" and an interview with the author.
There are some things that Rosa just knows. She knows that she can't wait to meet her new baby cousin, due to be born at any minute right upstairs. She knows that she will grow up and move away and maybe go to college, and perhaps even become the president of the United States. And she knows that the chair, that wonderful, beautiful, beloved chair, the chair for her mother, will always be there.
One rainy night in New York City, law student Chloe Larson is savagely violated in her own bedroom. It is a nightmare crime for which no one is brought to justice. Twelve years later, she is working in the Miami Dade State Attorney's Office while a vicious serial killer, nicknamed Cupid, terrorizes Florida. When the police capture the man they think is responsible, it is Chloe's task to prosecute the suspect. But she soon realizes that this case will be far from easy.
"Would've preferred unabridged version."