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Ray Bradbury collection

Ray Bradbury collection Fahrenheit 451 The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound […]

Arthur Ransome: Swallows and Amazons series

Arthur Ransome: Swallows and Amazons series The first title in Arthur Ransome’s classic series, originally published in 1930: for children, for grownups, for anyone captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Swallows and Amazons introduces the lovable Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat island, the able-bodied catboat Swallow, and the two intrepid Amazons, […]

L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables Series

L.M. Montgomery: Anne of Green Gables Series Anne of Green Gables: As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expected—a skinny […]

Agatha Christie collection

Agatha Christie collection First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to […]

Pearl S. Buck collection

Pearl S. Buck collection The Good Earth: This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the […]

Ian McEwan collection

Ian McEwan collection Atonement: Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. On a hot summer day in 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between […]

John Knowles: A Separate Peace

John Knowles: A Separate Peace An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys boarding school in New England during the early years of […]

Peter S. Beagle collection

Peter S. Beagle collection In 1968 Peter S. Beagle published his second novel, an oddly magical creation that was a heartbreaking quest, a fairy tale, and a spoof on fairy tales all at the same time. It is now recognized as a timeless classic of fantasy on par with THE LORD OF THE RINGS, ALICE […]

Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

Truman Capote: In Cold Blood On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs […]

Philip Roth collection

Philip Roth collection American Pastoral: Pulitzer Prize Winner (1998) In American Pastoral, Philip Roth gives us a novel of unqualified greatness that is an elegy for all the twentieth century’s promises of prosperity, civic order, and domestic bliss. Roth’s protagonist is Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov – a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a […]

E. Phillips Oppenheim collection

E. Phillips Oppenheim collection The Great Impersonation: The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of smoke, urged his pony to a last despairing effort and came crashing […]

C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia Series

C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia Series They open a door and enter a world NARNIA…the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy…the place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor’s mysterious old house. At first, […]