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  • J.R.R. Tolkien

    A Biography

    The authorized biography of the creator of Middle-earth. In the decades since his death in September 1973, millions have read THE HOBBIT, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books. Born in South Africa in January 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near-poverty. He served in the first World ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021

    series The Best American Series ®
    The best science fiction and fantasy stories of 2021, selected by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Veronica Roth.This year’s selection of science fiction and fantasy stories, chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and bestselling author of the Divergent series Veronica Roth, showcases a crop of authors that are willing to experiment and tantalize readers with new takes on ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Half Way Home

    by Hugh Howey ...
    From the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Wool and the Molly Fyde saga comes a story of teenage colonists marooned on a distant planet.WE WOKE IN FIREFive hundred colonists have been sent across the stars to settle an alien planet. Vat-grown in a dream-like state, they are educated through simulations by an artificial intelligence and should awaken at thirty years old, fully ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Road to Wigan Pier

    by George Orwell ...
    Before he authored the dystopian 1984 and the allegorical Animal Farm, George Orwell was a journalist, reporting on England's working class ??—?? an investigation that led him to examine democratic socialism. In the 1930s, the Left Book Club, a socialist group in England, sent George Orwell to investigate the poverty and mass unemployment in the industrial north of England. Once there, he went ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Wanderers

    A Novel

    by Richard Price ...
    The “extraordinary” novel of a teenage gang in the 1960s Bronx, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Clockers and The Whites (Newsweek).The basis for the feature film, The Wanderers tells the story of teenagers on the streets of New York City, coming of age and drifting apart. Tormented by cold-hearted girls and cold-blooded ten-year-olds, maniacal rivals and murderous parents, they are ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2021

    series The Best American Series ®
    New York Times best-selling author and renowned science journalist Ed Yong compiles the best science and nature writing published in 2020.“The stories I have chosen reflect where I feel the field of science and nature writing has landed, and where it could go,” Ed Yong writes in his introduction. “They are often full of tragedy, sometimes laced with wonder, but always deeply aware that science ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Blue Flower

    In eighteenth-century Germany, the impetuous student of philosophy who will later gain fame as the Romantic poet Novalis seeks his father's permission to wed his true philosophy -- a plain, simple child named Sophie. The attachment shocks his family and friends. This brilliant young man, betrothed to a twelve-year-old dullard! How can it be? A literary sensation and a bestseller in England and the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Thrush Green

    A Novel

    by Miss Read ...
    series The Beloved Thrush Green Series #1
    Discover the little English village that neighbors Fairacre, in a novel that’s “enchanting, lovely, gentle, pointed, and charming” (Minneapolis Sunday Tribune).Miss Read's charming chronicles of English small-town life have achieved legendary popularity, providing a welcome return to a gentler time with “wit, humor, and wisdom in equal measure” (The Plain Dealer).Welcome to Thrush Green, the ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Figures in a Landscape

    People and Places

    by Paul Theroux ...
    "A portrait of an optimist with curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms."**—**The New York Times Book Review"Theroux is at the top of his game with his third collection of essays, a magisterial grouping of intimate remembrances, globe-trotting adventures, and incisive literary critiques."**—**Publishers Weekly, Starred Review***"***Theroux's observations are so keen and writerly ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Marcovaldo

    Or, The Seasons in the City

    by Italo Calvino ...
    A charming portrait of one man’s dreams and schemes, by “the greatest Italian writer of the twentieth century” (The Guardian).In this enchanting book of linked stories, Italo Calvino charts the disastrous schemes of an Italian peasant, an unskilled worker in a drab northern industrial city in the 1950s and ’60s, struggling to reconcile his old country habits with his current urban life.Marcovaldo ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • The Courage Consort

    by Michel Faber ...
    Three novellas filled with “gallows humor and a sense of real peril,” by the acclaimed author of The Book of Strange New Things (The New York Times).The bestselling author of The Crimson Petal and the White “draws his characters with assured comic efficiency” (The Guardian), using “evocative language” to offer up “intriguing glimpses of unfamiliar worlds” (Los Angeles Times), in these acclaimed ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Bible Stories for Adults

    by James Morrow ...
    Short fiction of biblical proportions—and bent—from the science fiction satirist and author of The Godhead Trilogy.James Morrow, “the most provocative satiric voice in science fiction,” unabashedly delves into matters both sacred and secular in this collection of short stories buoyed by his deliciously irreverent wit (The Washington Post). Among the dozen selections is the Nebula Award–winning ... Read more

    $14.39 USD