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The French Executioner: A Novel

by C.C. Humphreys

The last thing Jean Rombaud expects upon being summoned to behead Anne Boleyn is to dedicate his life to her. But the ill-fated queen has a mysterious request for her executioner: that after taking her life...


The Prophet (Annotated)

by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known...


My Stratford Friend

by Dominick Reyntiens

'My Stratford friend' tells the story of Tom Wickham; A stable boy and son of a livery steward, who's mother dies during his birth. Mary Shakespeare, feeding a new-born William, brings her free breast to the...


The Reluctant Commander

by Richard Patton

Twenty-two-year-old George Washington was pleased by his promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and quite content to be the second-in-command of Governor Robert Dinwiddie's expedition to remove the French...


His Majesty's Envoy

by Richard Patton

When Governor Robert Dinwiddie appointed George Washington to the post of Adjutant General of Virginia in 1753, the twenty-one year old militia major eagerly anticipated a great adventure. What he got were hardship,...


Khalil's Journey

by Ashraf Kagee

Khalil, ‘the Companion’, is given his name by The One Above at his birth in 1903. Despite evidence of this divine interest, Khalil’s eighty-odd years of life remain fairly ordinary – even though many of...


The Road Chosen

by T.A. Bratcher

The road a person has chosen can turn in mysterious and mournful ways. So how can one woman be sure that her path is promising? The Road Chosen is the deeply felt novel that shares the heartrending journey of...


To the Highlands

by Jon Doust

It is 1968 and all around the world people are marching, protesting, and fighting for freedom. Jack Muir arrives in Papua New Guinea a failure, a virgin, and a reluctant employee of the Colonial Bank of Australia....


The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson's landmark novel is an emotionally gripping and poignant look into race relations. The protagonist, a half-white half-black man of very light complexion, known only as an ex-colored man,...


Cervantes Street

by Jaime Manrique

A mesmerizing fictional biography of Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quixote) that Junot Diaz calls a "masterpiece."


Savage Coast

by Muriel Rukeyser & Rowena Kennedy-Epstein

Never before published, this autobiographical novel captures the politics and passion of the Spanish Civil War.


The Crack-Up

by F. Scott Fitgerald

The Crack-Up is a collection of three essays by the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. These essays were originally written for the Esquire magazine during 1936. Fearing that he would never again be able to write,...


Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe that was first published in 1719. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character—a...


A Devil in Paradise (New Directions Bibelot)

by Henry Miller

“A perfect expression of Miller’s moral perspective as well as one of his outstanding demonstrations of narrative skill. It provides a wonderful cinematic view of two indomitable egotists in deadly conflict.”...


Joan of Arc

by Samuel Willinsky & Jr. William B. Jones

Nicknamed "The Maid of Orleans", Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France who claimed divine guidance. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which...


Gifted

by Patrick Evans

One day in 1955, the “father of New Zealand fiction” finds a young woman on his doorstep. A writer herself, she has recently emerged from a lengthy stay in the hospital for mental health problems and is seeking...


I Never Came to You in White: A Novel About Emily Dickinson

by Judith Farr

In 1847 Edward Dickinson’s daughter Emily was seventeen, a student at Mary Lyon’s female seminary (now Mount Holyoke College) in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Thrilled by the challenges of her education,...


My Struggle: Book 3

My Struggle #3

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series

A family of four—mother, father, and two boys—move to the south coast...


The Imprinted Legacy Series: Out of the Garden: Book 1

by Susan Steen Ciolek

For centuries, this legacy has rubbed shoulders with the present in the battle of good versus evil by way of Irish Folk Tales and Lore. But now Bridget Gaffney, a poor Irish servant to British Royalty, enters...


The Length of Shadows

by Britton

Wilma snagged three pieces on my pen. Her story covers her life from 1915 to 1993. Dark secrets whisper, and mysteries unfold; except for the one Wilma Carlyle-Worthington chose to die rather than tell. Her...