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My Reading Life

by Pat Conroy
ISBN:9780385533577

The author reviews a lifetime of reading, acknowledging the books that shaped his literary life and sharing anecdotes about how reading saw him through his most challenging periods and helped him to retain his grasp on sanity.

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Displaced Persons

by Ghita Schwarz
ISBN:9780061881909

Forging a family together after surviving World War II concentration camp brutality, Pavel, Fela, and Chaim relocate to America, where throughout subsequent decades they raise families while struggling to find peace and adjust to a culture that unexpectedly embraces their tragedies.

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Talking to Girls about Duran Duran

by Rob Sheffield
ISBN:9780525951568

The author traces his adolescence in the 1980s, a journey during which pop culture trends marked his transformation from a reclusive geek to an independent young man with his first girlfriend.

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salvage the bones

by Jesmyn Ward
ISBN:9781608195220

Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

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The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern
ISBN:9780385534635

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

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