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  • Mind of Winter
    Mind of Winter (Paperback) Laura Kasischke

    A chilling and dark psychological drama. On a snowy Christmas morning Holly awakens with the fragments of a nightmare. 13 years ago, she and her husband adopted baby Tatty from a Russian orphanage, and she has now become disturbingly erratic. As the blizzard rages outside, Holly and Tatiana are alone, and with each passing hour Tatiana's mood darkens...

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  • The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (English, Paperback) L. Frank Baum, John Shelley

    From the creator of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes a hilarious and entertaining tale taking us back to the fantastical origins of so many of our Christmas traditions, as well as the humble origins of Santa Claus himself...

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  • Lady Susan
    Lady Susan (English, Paperback) Jane Austen

    Inspired by Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and written in a similar epistolary form, Lady Susan is one of Jane Austen's earliest finished works. In it, she reveals all the caustic wit and brilliant social satire of her later novellas. The victim of a vicious scandal, the impoverished Lady Susan is obliged to take up residence with her brother-in-law and his family. Refusing to resign herself to the...

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  • The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness
    The Ladies' Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness (English, Paperback) Florence Hartley

    Florence Hartley's insightful etiquette guide was first published in 1860, and yet her witty and useful advice on behaving like a lady often still rings true down the ages...

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  • Wakolda
    Wakolda (English, Paperback) Lucia Puenzo

    Now a major motion picture, this is a story of obsession, loyalty, and control as one man with dark intentions charms his way into the lives of an innocent, unsuspecting family, based on the true exile of Nazi doctor Josef Mengele to South AmericaPatagonia, 1960. José is on the run. Having fled from his homeland of Germany, he has come to South America to continue his work as a doctor seeking to...

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  • The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness
    The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness (English, Paperback) Cecil B. Hartley

    From advice on how to treat ladies, how to behave at a party, and rules for traveling abroad, this handy 19th-century guidebook will provide entertaining nuggets of wisdom...

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  • The Palestine Papers
    The Palestine Papers (English, Paperback) Clayton E. Swisher

    Documents from the classified papers leaked to Al-Jazeera in January give the clearest account yet of what really goes on in Middle East peace talks, including revealing off-the-record remarks made by Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Mahmoud Abbas, and other key players In January 2011, Al-Jazeera television published 1,600 pages of confidential papers and memoranda from the last five years of peace...

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  • On Reading
    On Reading (English, Paperback) Marcel Proust, John Ruskin

    "To understand a profound thought is to have, at the moment one understands it, a profound thought oneself; and this demands some effort, a genuine descent to the heart of oneself . . . Only desire and love give us the strength to make this effort. The only books that we truly absorb are those we read with real appetite, after having worked hard to get them, so great had been our need of them."...

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  • On Deception
    On Deception (English, Paperback) Harry Houdini

    On Deception presents the highlights of Houdini's writings on illusions, revealing him to have been a remarkably prescient champion of rationalism and an ardent opponent of the duping of susceptible individuals. Throughout his life, the world's most famous escapologist strove to expose the methods and tricks of illusionists and sham spiritualists. Studying entertainers and criminals alike, Houdini...

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  • Notes from the Underground
    Notes from the Underground (English, Paperback) F. M. Dostoevsky

    Dostoevsky's Underground Man is a composite of the tormented clerk and the frustrated dreamer of his earlier stories, but his Notes from the Underground is a precursor of his great later novels and their central concern with the nature of free will. Initially musing on his ?sickness" and the detested notion of self-interest, the maladjusted and willful Underground Man turns to a series of...

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  • The People of the Abyss
    The People of the Abyss (English, Paperback) Jack London

    In 1902, Jack London purchased some secondhand clothes, rented a room in the East End, and set out to discover how the London poor lived. His research makes shocking reading. Moving through the slums as one of the poor; eating, drinking, and socializing with the underclass; lining up to get into a flophouse, London was scandalized and brutalized by the experience of living rough in Britain's...

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  • We
    We (English, Paperback) Yevgeny Zamyatin

    Inside its glass dome the One State is a place of mathematical precision, a community where everything belongs to everyone, and integrity, clarity, and unerring loyalty reign over all. D-503, Builder of the Integral, is an honest Cipher, ashamed of the hairy hands that link him to a barbaric ancestry. And yet he is tormented by the figure v-1, that impenetrable x, the legacy that makes him lust,...

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  • Tales from the Queen of the Desert
    Tales from the Queen of the Desert (English, Paperback) Gertrude Bell

    Extracts from two of Bell's most compelling works of travel writing, Persian Pictures andSyria: The Desert and the Sown, as well as some of her most fascinating letters...

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  • Alphabet House
    Alphabet House (Paperback) Jussi Adler-Olsen

    A gripping psychological war thriller from the bestselling author of the "Department Q" series. Never before published in English, this is the Dane's first novel, from 1997. The disguise of 2 English pilots shot down behind enemy lines in WW2 Germany proves too convincing.

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  • Good Wives
    Good Wives (English, Paperback) Louisa May Alcott

    The sequel to Little Women sees the March sisters grow up and experience great love and tragedy in their lives...

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  • Pollyanna Grows Up
    Pollyanna Grows Up (English, Paperback) Eleanor H. Porter

    In this sequel to the children's classic Pollyanna, our beloved heroine continues to cheer up everyone around her with her sunny personality and relentless good humor...

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  • Puck of Pook's Hill
    Puck of Pook's Hill (English, Paperback) Rudyard Kipling

    From the author of The Jungle Book comes a magical fantasy story, rich in historical detail and filled with intrigue and excitement...

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  • Black Noise
    Black Noise (English, Paperback) Pekka Hiltunen

    The second installment in the Studio series is an intelligent crime thriller pitting unlikely heroines against London's dark crime underworld...

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  • 12 Years a Slave
    12 Years a Slave (English, Paperback) Solomon Northup

    The astonishing memoir of a free man who was sold into slavery in Louisiana where he was kept for 12 years?a powerful, riveting condemnation of slavery, and a story soon to be introduced to a new audience through a major film...

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  • The Coral Island
    The Coral Island (English, Paperback) R. M. Ballantyne

    Adventure and peril abound in a classic tale of shipwreck and survival...

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