What can truly interest someone whose only job is to always look interested? One day Elizabeth II discovers a book in her library by a writer she remembers meeting: Ivy Compton-Burnett. Years earlier she had given her a minor noble title and she remembered her singular hair-do. Then she luckily disc..
Vienna,1936. A high ranking member of the ministry receives a letter and freezes when they recognize the sender's writing. It was a request for help moving a boy of eighteen to a Viennese school. This letter explains the history of the humble beginning of a love of many years / Viena 1936. Un alto ..
In 1943, LSD is synthesized in Basel. Two decades later, a coterie of grad students at Harvard are gradually drawn into the inner circle of renowned psychologist and psychedelic drug enthusiast Timothy Leary. Fitzhugh Loney, a psychology Ph.D. student and his wife, Joanie, become entranced by the dr..
Lady Saura of Roget lived a lonely life. Her fortune was controlled by her unscrupulous stepfather, until she was sumoned to the castle of Sir William of Miraval. They came together in a blaze of passion. Danger awaited them just beyond the castle walls; they soon found themselves fighting for their..
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. / E..
In order to write fiction, said the feminist icon Virginia Woolf, a woman needs money and a room of her own. Without that economic independence, there is no possibility of enjoying a physical and symbolic space from which she can express her own voice. Using the powerful metaphor of Virginia Woolf, ..
This is a story about John Kennedy Toole, an author of a very special novel in 20th century American literature: A Confederacy of Dunces. Cory Maclauchlin has written the biography that this genius writer deserves, going deep into the details of his life, constructing the story from the historical ..
A Curious Mind offers a peek into the conversations that inspired B. Grazer to create some of the world’s most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity fueled his rise as one of Hollywood’s leading creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel it to lead more rewarding lives...
Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra, to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called “The Work.” A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a new perspective on life and d..
What is the price of affection and in what currency do you pay for it? In the end, it is inevitable that we discover that some currencies weigh much more than what we have been given in exchange. This brave novel speaks of our urgency in search of affection and how we have learned to find it. / ¿C..
Beautiful and feisty Henrietta Barrett has never followed the dictates of society. She manages her elderly guardian's estate, prefers to wear breeches rather than dresses, and answers to the unlikely name of Henry. But when her guardian passes away, her beloved home falls into the hands of a distant..
Jetta’s family is famed as the most talented troupe of shadow players in the land. With Jetta behind the scrim, their puppets seem to move without string or stick—a trade secret, they say. In truth, Jetta can see the souls of the recently departed and bind them to the puppets with her blood. / La..