Anna and the French Kiss

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Stephanie Perkins
  • ISBN : 1101445491
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3353

Read Anna and the French Kiss book online. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” -Rainbow Rowell, #1 New York Times bestselling author Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she’s less than thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?

Isla and the Happily Ever After

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Stephanie Perkins
  • ISBN : 0142426261
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 8676

Read Isla and the Happily Ever After book online. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Stephanie Perkins’s characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good.” —Rainbow Rowell, Award-winning, bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl A New York Times Bestseller Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last? Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.

There's Someone Inside Your House

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Stephanie Perkins
  • ISBN : 1101590025
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 4759

Read There's Someone Inside Your House book online. There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now a Netflix Feature Film! “A heart-pounding page-turner with an outstanding cast of characters, a deliciously creepy setting, and an absolutely merciless body count.” –Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie and The Project A New York Times bestseller It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother and she’s still adjusting to her new life in rural Nebraska. Then, one by one, students at her high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the body count rises and the terror grows closer, can Makani survive the killer’s twisted plan?

Kisses and Croissants

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
  • ISBN : 0593173597
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 2837

Read Kisses and Croissants book online. Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: As sweet as a macaron from Laduree, this romantic novel set in Paris about an American ballerina and a charming French boy is parfait for fans of American Royals and Netflix's Emily in Paris. Mia Jenrow has always known she's destined to be a professional ballerina. In fact, it’s in her blood—according to family legend, her too-many-greats-to-count-grandmother once danced for the Paris Opera and was painted by Degas himself! Her parents say it’s just a fantasy, but to Mia it’s so much more than that. It’s her fate. Mia is planning to spend a magical summer in France pursuing her dream, but as she pirou-ettes into Paris, she soon realizes it may be a bit more complicated than she hoped. For starters, there’s her rival, Audrey, who will stop at nothing to show her up. There’s her ballet instructor, whose impossibly high standards push her to the breaking point. And then . . . there’s Louis. Devastatingly, distractingly charming Louis. He’s eager to show Mia his city—and Mia is more than happy to hop on his Vespa and wrap her arms around him as they pass the gleaming lights of the Eiffel Tower. Mia’s summer was supposed to be about ballet—but there’s a reason Paris is called the City of Love. . . .

Anna Dressed in Blood

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Kendare Blake
  • ISBN : 1429982810
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 3861

Read Anna Dressed in Blood book online. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. But she, for whatever reason, spares Cas's life. Kendare Blake's Anna Dressed in Blood is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of NPR's Top 5 Young Adult Novels of 2011. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Out of My Mind

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • ISBN : 1416980458
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 6434

Read Out of My Mind book online. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Juvenile Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

After

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anna Todd
  • ISBN : 1476792542
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 592
  • Readers : 4974

Read After book online. After by Anna Todd, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now a major motion picture! Experience the internet's most talked-about book from Anna Todd, the writer Cosmopolitan called “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation”—now with new exclusive material! There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER... Life will never be the same. #Hessa Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to. But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before. He'll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper. Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin's prejudice about nice girls like her? Unless...could this be love?

The Glass Castle

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 3342

Read The Glass Castle book online. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, the book is categorize as Biography & Autobiography book. Read More »

Category: Biography & Autobiography Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Myracle
  • ISBN : 1101057157
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 2835

Read Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks book online. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy—and authenticity—of her sister, Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do. With warmth, insight, and an unparalleled gift for finding humor even in stormy situations, beloved author Lauren Myracle dives into the tumultuous waters of sisterhood and shows that even very different sisters can learn to help each other stay afloat.

Anna Karenina (Illustrated)

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Books
  • Author : Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy
  • ISBN : 1908478624
  • Publisher : The Planet
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 5907

Read Anna Karenina (Illustrated) book online. Anna Karenina (Illustrated) by Count Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy,Leo Tolstoy, the book is categorize as Books book. Read More »

Category: Books Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Anna Karenina was the next major novel of Tolstoy after his War and Peace. "In order for a work to be good, one must love its main basic idea. In Anna Karenina I love the family idea while in War and Peace I loved the national idea," Tolstoy said once to his wife.

The Hook Up

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristen Callihan
  • ISBN : 0990715701
  • Publisher : Plain Jane Books
  • Number of Pages : 390
  • Readers : 6915

Read The Hook Up book online. The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love. Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right? Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule… Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely. That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning. All’s fair in love and football…Game on.

Hello (From Here)

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Chandler Baker,Wesley King
  • ISBN : 059332613X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 3719

Read Hello (From Here) book online. Hello (From Here) by Chandler Baker,Wesley King, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: A heartfelt, witty, and thought-provoking YA love story about two teens who fall for each other while forced apart during quarantine, written by two New York Times bestselling authors, and for fans of Five Feet Apart, Anna and the French Kiss, and My Life Next Door Maxine and Jonah meet in the canned goods aisle just as California is going into lockdown. Max’s part-time job as a personal grocery shopper is about to transform into a hellish gauntlet. Jonah’s preexisting anxiety is about to become an epic daily struggle. As Max and Jonah get to know each other through FaceTime dates, socially distanced playground hangs, and the escalating heartbreaks of the pandemic, they’re pushed apart by what they don’t share and pulled closer by what they do. As thoughtful, probing, and informed as it is buoyant, romantic, and funny, Hello (From Here) cuts across differences in class, privilege, and mental health, all thrown into stark relief by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a novel that looks at the first two months of the quarantine, and adds falling in love to the mess. "Hello (From Here) isn't just a book about the pandemic." —PopSugar "It's also a funny, poignant romcom about the unpredictability of love in chaotic times. . . . Excellent." —BCCB * "Satisfyingly banter-filled." —PW, starred review “Sweet . . . Effectively rendered.” —Kirkus "Realistic." —SLJ "Not your typical romantic comedy, [it's] a timely update of the genre." —Booklist "Witty, entertaining . . . endearing and relatable.” —Common Sense Media "An unputdownable story that YA readers will adore.” —Brightly “Funny, romantic, and eerily familiar.” —author Kelly Loy Gilbert “Witty, hilarious, heart-filled, and romantic.” —author Jeff Zentner "In a category of its own. . . . Wonderful.” —Postmedia

Summer Days and Summer Nights

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Stephanie Perkins
  • ISBN : 1466891750
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9030

Read Summer Days and Summer Nights book online. Summer Days and Summer Nights by Stephanie Perkins, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

The Woods Are Always Watching

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Stephanie Perkins
  • ISBN : 1101590041
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 6347

Read The Woods Are Always Watching book online. The Woods Are Always Watching by Stephanie Perkins, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: New from bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, and the perfect companion to her New York Times bestseller There's Someone Inside Your House, available now on Netflix! “The scares here are authentic, and the details meticulous, driven by a smart, distinct narrative voice. Hand this to fans of the film Midsommar who will delight in the eerie world building, the disintegration and rebuilding of interpersonal relationships, and the unseen forces of evil that threaten to break two friends apart.” –Booklist Bears aren’t the only predators in these woods. Best friends Neena and Josie spent high school as outsiders, but at least they had each other. Now, with college and a two-thousand-mile separation looming on the horizon, they have one last chance to be together—a three-day hike deep into the woods of the Pisgah National Forest. Simmering tensions lead to a detour off the trail and straight into a waking nightmare … and then into something far worse. Something that will test them in horrifying ways. Stephanie Perkins, the bestselling author of There’s Someone Inside Your House, returns with a heart-stopping, gut-wrenching novel about friendship, survival, and navigating unmarked paths even as evil watches from the shadows.

Furysong

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rosaria Munda
  • ISBN : 0525518282
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 9349

Read Furysong book online. Furysong by Rosaria Munda, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this explosive conclusion to the epic trilogy that began with Fireborne, Annie and Lee are fighting for their lives—and for each other—as invading dragonfire threatens to burn their home to the ground. A new revolution is underway, and nobody will emerge unscathed. In New Pythos, Griff is facing an execution by the dragonborn, who are furious at his betrayal. He has allies on both sides seeking to defy his fate, but the price of his freedom might come at a dear cost. And Delo will have to make a choice: follow his family, or finally surrender to his conscience. Meanwhile, Annie must race home to hatch a plan to save her Guardians and their dragons. With Callipolis on the brink of collapse and the triarchy set to be reinstated, she may be the one person who can save the city—if she can overcome her own doubts about her future. Lee is a revolutionary at heart, but now he’ll have to find a way to fight with diplomacy. Going up against the dragonborn court and a foreign princess, he faces a test of loyalty that sets his head against his heart. As the fate of Callipolis darkens, Annie and Lee must determine what they are willing to sacrifice in order to save each other, defeat their enemies, and reclaim their home.

Kiss Crush Collide

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Christina Meredith
  • ISBN : 0062062263
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 2400

Read Kiss Crush Collide book online. Kiss Crush Collide by Christina Meredith, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Kiss What Leah did—only she really shouldn’t have—one hot night at a country club party. Crush What Leah has—only she really shouldn’t have—on the guy with the green eyes, the guy who is not her perfect boyfriend, the guy who does not fit in her picture-perfect life, the guy her sisters will only mock and her mother will never approve of. Not in a million years. Collide What happens when everything you always thought you wanted—having cool friends, being class valedictorian and homecoming queen—runs smack into everything it turns out you really do want. Kiss. Crush. Collide. For Leah and Porter, summer is only the beginning.

The Everything Essential French Book

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : Bruce Sallee,David Hebert
  • ISBN : 1440576920
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 1553

Read The Everything Essential French Book book online. The Everything Essential French Book by Bruce Sallee,David Hebert, the book is categorize as Foreign Language Study book. Read More »

Category: Foreign Language Study Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: All the basics of French--fast and easy! Whether you are planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential French Book is your perfect introduction to the French language. With easy-to-follow instructions and simple explanations, this portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The French alphabet, accents, and translation. Common French phrases and greetings. Everyday questions and answers. Verb tenses and sentence structure. How to place an order and give commands. The Everything Essential French Book has all you need to get from bonjour to au revoir in no time!

Paris for Two

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Phoebe Stone
  • ISBN : 0545634083
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 2792

Read Paris for Two book online. Paris for Two by Phoebe Stone, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Juvenile Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The best cure for a terrible crush on someone like Windel Watson is a trip across the ocean. That's what twelve-year-old Petunia Beanly thinks, until she hears where her family is moving. Not Paris. Not France. Anywhere would be better. Because that's where Windel will be, too. When the Beanly family gets to Paris, Pet's older sister seems right at home. Ava swans around looking beautiful, and making Pet feel even smaller and more awkward. It feels like Paris has a place for everyone except Pet. All she wants to do is hide in a dark room with the pillows over her head. But it turns out Paris has plans for Petunia Beanly. There are three bouquets awaiting her. If Pet can only find her courage, each bouquet will open a door and bring with it a sparkle that will change everything. And the person behind it? That will be Paris's biggest surprise of all.

Sophie's World

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • ISBN : 1466804270
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 4265

Read Sophie's World book online. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

All the Light We Cannot See

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Anthony Doerr
  • ISBN : 1476746605
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 2973

Read All the Light We Cannot See book online. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about 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. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

Internment

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Samira Ahmed
  • ISBN : 031652266X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7954

Read Internment book online. Internment by Samira Ahmed, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: An instant New York Times bestseller! "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Love from A to Z

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : S. K. Ali
  • ISBN : 153444274X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2863

Read Love from A to Z book online. Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: “The bighearted, wildly charming, painfully real love story I’ve been waiting for.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda “Heartfelt and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is The Sun Is Also a Star meets Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip. A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are. But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry. When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt’s house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break. Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, “nicer” version of herself in a place where no one knows her. Then her path crosses with Adam’s. Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam’s stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister. Adam’s also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father. Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until a marvel and an oddity occurs… Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting. Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

The Book of Lost Things

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : John Connolly
  • ISBN : 1416542752
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2179

Read The Book of Lost Things book online. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Judy Blume
  • ISBN : 1101564075
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 144
  • Readers : 7507

Read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing book online. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Juvenile Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing smashed potatoes on walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter's homework, he's never far from trouble. He's a two-year-old terror who gets away with everything—and Peter's had enough. When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter's pet turtle, it's the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge too long. How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change?

WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation)

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Leo Tolstoy
  • ISBN : 8027234700
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Number of Pages : 1456
  • Readers : 8582

Read WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation) book online. WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation) by Leo Tolstoy, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This eBook edition of "WAR AND PEACE (Aylmer & Louise Maude's Translation)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. War and Peace is regarded as one of the central works of world literature and was first published in its entirety in 1869. The novel charts the history of the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, through the stories of five Russian aristocratic families. Time magazine ranked War and Peace third in its poll of the 10 greatest books of all time. This complete English version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement. This edition includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue along with reminiscences. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy or Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877) which are often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays.

Three Weddings and a Kiss

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas,Catherine Anderson,Loretta Chase
  • ISBN : 0061754021
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7356

Read Three Weddings and a Kiss book online. Three Weddings and a Kiss by Lisa Kleypas,Catherine Anderson,Loretta Chase, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Everyone loves a wedding... Nothing lifts our hearts like the joyous peal of wedding bells. Or the sight of a happy couple being showered with confetti and good wishes. Now the most exciting new names in romantic fiction and the bestselling author who started it all—escort you down the aisle to a place of honor at four glorious celebrations of everlasting love: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss reintroduces us to the beloved characters from The Flame and the Flower including Jeff Birmingham, who seals an impetuous proposal with one brief, precious and passionate kiss. Catherine Anderson calls us to meet a tempestuous pair of wild western hearts, in a tale of a frontier revenge that backfires. Loretta Chase melts our hearts with a story of an unconventional young woman's offer of marriage to a "mad" and presumed dying earl. Lisa Klepas shows us how true love will always win in a romance about one stubborn lady—and the persistent suitor who opens her heart. So come join the celebration and experience Three Weddings and a Kiss. Love for now...and always.

April Raintree

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Beatrice Mosionier
  • ISBN : 1553796659
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Number of Pages : 159
  • Readers : 2113

Read April Raintree book online. April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Memories. Some memories are elusive, fleeting, like a butterfly that touches down and is free until it is caught. Others are haunting. You'd rather forget them, but they won't be forgotten. And some are always there. No matter where you are, they are there, too. In this moving story of legacy and reclamation, two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless in a broken system, April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as their decisions threaten to divide them emotionally, culturally, and geographically. As one sister embraces her Métis identity, the other tries to leave it behind. Will the sisters’ bond survive as they struggle to make their way in a society that is often indifferent, hostile, and violent? Based on the adult novel In Search of April Raintree, this edition has been revised specifically for students in grades 9 through 12. Great ideas for using this book in your classroom can be found in the Teacher’s Guide for In Search of April Raintree and April Raintree. A FREE copy of the guide is available for download on the Portage & Main Press website.

Love and Leftovers

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Tregay
  • ISBN : 0062099353
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 5249

Read Love and Leftovers book online. Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Romantic and bittersweet, Love and Leftovers captures one girl's experience with family, friends, and love. Dragged to New Hampshire for the summer, Marcie soon realizes that her mom has no plans for them to return to Marcie's father in Idaho. As Marcie starts at a new school, without her ragtag group of friends called the Leftovers, a new romance heats up, but she struggles to understand what love really means. Perfect for fans of romances like Anna and the French Kiss and those by Sarah Dessen as well as readers of poetry, Love and Leftovers is a beautiful and fresh take on love.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • ISBN : 8194790891
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 9412

Read How to Win Friends and Influence People book online. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, the book is categorize as Self-Help book. Read More »

Category: Self-Help Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

Frankly in Love

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : David Yoon
  • ISBN : 1984812211
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 3988

Read Frankly in Love book online. Frankly in Love by David Yoon, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: An Instant New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller! A William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist An Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong? Frank Li has two names. There's Frank Li, his American name. Then there's Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California. Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl--which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white. As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he's forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don't leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he's found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he's left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love—or himself—at all. In this moving debut novel—featuring striking blue stained edges and beautiful original endpaper art by the author—David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable.

The Brothers Karamazov

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
  • ISBN : 3985516723
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 577
  • Readers : 8710

Read The Brothers Karamazov book online. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky - The Brothers Karamazov is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered the culmination of his life's work. Dostoevsky spent nearly two years writing The Brothers Karamazov, which was published as a serial in The Russian Messenger and completed in November 1880. Dostoevsky intended it to be the first part in an epic story titled The Life of a Great Sinner, but he died less than four months after its publication. The book portrays a parricide in which each of the murdered man's sons share a varying degree of complicity. On a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, reason, free will and modern Russia. Dostoevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel.

New Year's Kiss

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lee Matthews
  • ISBN : 0593179862
  • Publisher : Underlined
  • Number of Pages : 258
  • Readers : 4208

Read New Year's Kiss book online. New Year's Kiss by Lee Matthews, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: If your New Year's resolution was to find the perfect upbeat romance read...this is it! Tess is ready to ring in the new year--will she have a new boy by her side? Tess and her opinionated older sister Lauren are spending the week after Christmas at the snowy Evergreen Lodge in Vermont--and they aren't happy about it. Their stern grandmother, who owns the holiday resort, is not known for her warmth and good humor. But when shy, straight-laced Tess meets Christopher in the lobby, things are suddenly looking up. Then, Tess decides to get out of her comfort zone and create a bucket list of things to accomplish before the New Year-like singing in public and skiing a black-diamond slope. And Christopher is happy to help, even as he keeps a secret that could turn everything upside down. When the ball drops, will Tess and Christopher share a magical kiss-or will Tess start the new year off alone? And if you love Hallmark movies and cozy holiday magic, don't miss 11 Paper Hearts by Kelsey Hartwell!

The Brain That Changes Itself

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • ISBN : 1101147113
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 5562

Read The Brain That Changes Itself book online. The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »

Category: Psychology Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Then She Was Gone

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • ISBN : 1501154664
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3782

Read Then She Was Gone book online. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed family drama” (People) that delves into the lingering aftermath of a young girl’s disappearance. Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. Beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers, and half of a teenaged golden couple. Ellie was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her. And then she was gone. Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away. Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?

The Diary of a Young Girl

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Anne Frank
  • ISBN : 0307776204
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 4636

Read The Diary of a Young Girl book online. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, the book is categorize as Biography & Autobiography book. Read More »

Category: Biography & Autobiography Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: THE DEFINITIVE EDITION • Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Diary’s first publication with a new introduction by Nobel Prize–winner Nadia Murad “The single most compelling personal account of the Holocaust ... remains astonishing and excruciating.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the “Secret Annex” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sarah Mlynowski
  • ISBN : 0062084615
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1455

Read Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) book online. Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Praised by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle as “hilarious, moving and flat-out fun,” and Kirkus as a “pitch-perfect rendering…of the teen experience,” Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) has captured the hearts of critics and readers alike. Fans of Sarah Dessen, E. Lockhart, and Maureen Johnson will love this hilarious and heartwarming tale of a girl on her own for the first time. If given the opportunity, what sixteen-year-old wouldn’t jump at the chance to move in with a friend and live parent-free? Although maybe “opportunity” isn’t the right word, since April had to tell her dad a tiny little untruth to make it happen (see #1: “Lied to Our Parents”). But she and her housemate Vi are totally responsible and able to take care of themselves. How they ended up “Skipping School” (#3), “Buying a Hot Tub” (#4), and, um, “Harboring a Fugitive” (#7) is a mystery to them. To get through the year, April will have to juggle a love triangle, learn to do her own laundry, and accept that her carefully constructed world just might be falling apart . . . one thing-she-shouldn’t-have-done at a time.

You & Me at the End of the World

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Brianna Bourne
  • ISBN : 1338712640
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 8296

Read You & Me at the End of the World book online. You & Me at the End of the World by Brianna Bourne, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Young Adult Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is no ordinary apocalypse... Hannah Ashton wakes up to silence. The entire city around her is empty, except for one other person: Leo Sterling. Leo might be hottest boy ever (and not just because he's the only one left), but he's also too charming, too selfish, and too much of a disaster for his own good, let alone Hannah's. Stuck with only each other, they explore a world with no parents, no friends, and no school and realize that they can be themselves instead of playing the parts everyone expects of them. Hannah doesn't have to be just an overachieving, music-box-perfect ballerina, and Leo can be more than a slacker, 80s-glam-metal-obsessed guitarist. Leo is a burst of honesty and fun that draws Hannah out, and Hannah's got Leo thinking about someone other than himself for the first time. Together, they search for answers amid crushing isolation. But while their empty world may appear harmless . . . it's not. Because nothing is quite as it seems, and if Hannah and Leo don't figure out what's going on, they might just be torn apart forever.

The Trial

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Franz Kafka
  • ISBN : 9780191579851
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 7719

Read The Trial book online. The Trial by Franz Kafka, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K. for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.' A successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see? Kafka's unfinished novel has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom; he offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. This new edition includes the fragmentary chapters that were omitted from the main text, in a translation that is both natural and exact, and an introduction that illuminates the novel and its author. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Tiger

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : John Vaillant
  • ISBN : 0307375277
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 1474

Read The Tiger book online. The Tiger by John Vaillant, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »

Category: Political Science Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's December 1997 and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia's Far East. The tiger isn't just killing people, it's annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. To their horrified astonishment it emerges that the attacks are not random: the tiger is engaged in a vendetta. Injured and starving, it must be found before it strikes again, and the story becomes a battle for survival between the two main characters: Yuri Trush, the lead tracker, and the tiger itself. As John Vaillant vividly recreates the extraordinary events of that winter, he also gives us an unforgettable portrait of a spectacularly beautiful region where plants and animals exist that are found nowhere else on earth, and where the once great Siberian Tiger - the largest of its species, which can weigh over 600 lbs at more than 10 feet long - ranges daily over vast territories of forest and mountain, its numbers diminished to a fraction of what they once were. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers - even sharing their kills with them - in a natural balance. We witness the first arrival of settlers, soldiers and hunters in the tiger's territory in the 19th century and 20th century, many fleeing Stalinism. And we come to know the Russians of today - such as the poacher Vladimir Markov - who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching for the corrupt, high-paying Chinese markets. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters and how early Homo sapiens may have once fit seamlessly into the tiger's ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator, and the grave threat it faces as logging and poaching reduce its habitat and numbers - and force it to turn at bay. Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger is a gripping tale of man and nature in collision, that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the Siberian forest.

The Golden House

READ ONLINE
  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN : 0735273588
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2712

Read The Golden House book online. The Golden House by Salman Rushdie, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »

Category: Fiction Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: One of the truly great writers of the century reaches beyond the very top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel. In quality and compelling scope, this is Rushdie's The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby--an unparalleled modern-day American thriller, with wonderful, moving characters and a grippingly entertaining story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.