One of Britain's best-known screenwriters and dramatists presents a vibrant and account of becoming a writer amid the enormous flux of postwar England, taking readers through his university days at Cambridge all the way up to his success as a playwright.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and author of Eden's Outcasts augments a beloved classic with historical perspectives, archival information about the Alcott family and more than 220 curated illustrations, classic images and film stills.
Five different people disappear through a mysterious door in an unassuming alleyway to visit the Slade House and vanish completely from the outside world.
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of 24 years.
A tale inspired by Lewis Carroll's beloved classic follows the experiences of Alice's friend, Ada, who, upon tumbling down the same rabbit hole, embarks on an odyssey to find and reclaim her friend from a surreal world.
Mary Shelley's chilling portrait of a scientist obsessed with creating life (whose eventual success comes at too great a cost) was among the first works of science fiction ever produced. Its potent allegorical power, compelling ethical and philosophical themes, and its sheer creepiness have ensured it remains one of the most enduring and influential as well.
Handed a message by a mysterious man, a young pawn shop owner embarks on a psychologically dangerous mystery that entangles her in the life of the local PTA treasurer, who helplessly watches her son's growing obsession with his absent father. The novel is based on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale.
The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what they all have to do with a shooting in Central Park.
From post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from a lushly appointed townhouse on Sutton Place to a derelict squat on East 3rd Street, this city on fire is at once recognizable and completely unexpected. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 1977 plunges into darkness, each of these entangled lives will be changed, irrevocably.
When a woman's severed leg is delivered to Robin Ellacott, her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, looks into his past to determine who is responsible.
In 2022 France, a conservative Islamic party comes to power, and Franðcois, a porn-loving professor who sleeps with his students, is confronted with a life-changing choice — whether or not to take an irresistible academic advancement on one important condition: that he converts to Islam.