Written by Shaughnessy, Brenda
"Shaughnessy's particular genius . . . is utterly poetic, but essayistic in scope.""The New Yorker""Brenda Shaughnessy's work is a good place to start for any passionate woman feeling daunted by poetry." "Cosmopolitan""Shaughnessy's voice is smart, sexy, self-aware, hip . . . consistently wry, and ever savvy.""Harvard Review"
Written by Hesse, Hermann
Nobel prize-winning author Hermann Hesse imagined life inIndia during the lifetime of the Buddha to create this memorable tale about a restless seeker of enlightenment. First published in 1922, Siddhartha employs powerful symbolism to impart its timeless teachings.
With fearlessness and grace, Bough Down reports from deep inside the maelstrom of grief. In this profoundly beautiful and intensely moving lament, artist and writer Karen Green conjures the inscrutable space of love and loss, clarity and contradiction, sense and madness.
Written by Gafla, Ofir Touche
As an epilogist, Ben Mendelssohn appreciates an unexpected ending. But when that denouement is the untimely demise of his beloved wife, Ben is incapable of coping. Marian was more than his life partner; she was the fiber that held together all that he is. And Ben is willing to do anything, even enter the unknown beyond, if it means a chance to be with her again.
Written by Pastor, Marc
In 1917, Barcelona's infamous Raval district is alive with outlandish rumours. A monster is abducting and murdering young children. The police are either powerless to prevent his terrible crimes, or indifferent to them, since they concern only the sons and daughters of prostitutes. But Inspector Moises Corvo is determined to stop the outrages, and punish their perpetrator.
Written by Pla, Josep
A book of stories, or "narrations," by the finest Catalan writer of his generation. In this beautiful work, translated into English for the first time, Pla transcribes his witnessings of basic truths: the waves of the sea, the hardness of rolled tobacco. The reader feels tangibly the pleasure with which Pla puts the sensual and real on paper.
Written by Miralles, Francesc
A feel-good novel for fans of A Man Called Ove andThe Rosie Project, about an eccentric, language-loving bachelor and the cat that opens his eyes to life s little pleasures The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick:
Written by Hemingway, Ernest
Set in Venice at the close of World War II, "Across the River and into the Trees" is the bittersweet story of a middle-aged American colonel, scarred by war and in failing health, who finds love with a young Italian countess at the very moment when his life is becoming a physical hardship to him.