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  • The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind

    The Sixth Extinction: Patterns of Life and the Future of Humankind
    av Richard E. Leakey

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385468091

    Chronicling five times in the history of the earth in which more than half of all living species disappeared in a geological instant, a geological study states that we are on the brink of a sixth mass extinction and presents supporting evidence. Rep…

  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built

    Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
    av Alexander McCall Smith

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307277473

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi--nav…

  • An Invisible Sign of My Own

    An Invisible Sign of My Own
    av Aimee Bender

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385492249

    Aimee Bender's stunning debut collection, The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, proved her to be one of the freshest voices in American fiction. Now, in her first novel, she builds on that early promise. Mona Gray was ten when her father contracted a my…

  • I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother

    I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
    av Allison Pearson

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375713750

    Meet Kate Reddy, fund manager and mother of two. She can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed and dressed and out of the house in half an hour. A victim of time famine, Kate counts sec…

  • Calamity and Other Stories

    Calamity and Other Stories
    av Daphne Kalotay

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781400078486

    Twelve interlinked stories explore the lives of ordinary people struggling to cope with the trials and challenges of everyday life, the frustrations of unrealized dreams, and the complexities of human relationships. A first collection. Reprint.

  • The Wolves of Midwinter: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (2)

    The Wolves of Midwinter: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (2)
    av Anne Rice

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780345805546

    It is winter at Nideck Point. Oak fires burn in the stately flickering hearths, and the community organizes its annual celebration of music and pageantry. But for Reuben Golding, now infused with the Wolf Gift, this promises to be a season like no o…

  • Prophecy: A Thriller

    Prophecy: A Thriller
    av S. J. Parris

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780767932530

    It is the year of the Great Conjunction, the year the powerful planets of Saturn and Jupiter align to herald the end of one age and the dawn of another, and the streets of London are abuzz with predictions of Queen Elizabeth's death. When one of the…

  • History: The Home Movie: A Novel in Verse

    History: The Home Movie: A Novel in Verse
    av Craig Raine

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385476607

    A thoughtful and masterful novel in verse by an innovative 20th-century poet. One of England's foremost poets, Craig Raine offers a "bold, ambitious chronicle of life" (New York Times Review) told through the stories of two families, the Pasternaks…

  • Ten Letters: The American People in the Obama Years

    Ten Letters: The American People in the Obama Years
    av Eli Saslow

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307742551

    Every day, President Obama read ten of the letters he received from citizens across America. Here are ten of those letters, along with President Obama's responses and the stories behind them. The letters come from people of all ages, walks of life,…

  • Escape

    Escape
    av Barbara Delinsky

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307475978

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A luminous novel exploring a woman's desire to abandon the endless obligations of work and marriage--and the idea that the most passionate romance can be found with the person you know best. From the author of Not My Daug…

  • Antigua and My Life Before

    Antigua and My Life Before
    av Margaret Sayers Peden

    Pocket - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385498029

    Josefa Ferrer, a famous Chilean singer and star, awakens one morning to read in the Santiago newspaper that her best friend, Violeta, has been involved in a brutal act of violence. Overwhelmed with regret and plagued with guilt for not having forese…

  • The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress

    The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress
    av Ariel Lawhon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780345805966

    From the New York Times bestselling author of I Was Anastasia comes a "genuinely surprising whodunit" (USA Today) that tantalizingly reimagines a scandalous murder mystery that rocked the nation. One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps i…

  • Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

    Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo
    av Anjan Sundaram

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780345806321

    Book of the Year, The Royal African Society (UK) In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuoeci ski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world's unhappiest countries.…

  • Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth

    Hissing Cousins: The Lifelong Rivalry of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    av Marc Peyser, Timothy Dwyer

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781101971628

    A Richmond Times-Dispatch Best Book of the Year When Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901, his beautiful and flamboyant daughter was transformed into "Princess Alice," arguably the century's first global celebrity. Thirty-two years later, Ali…

  • The Invisible Circus

    The Invisible Circus
    av Jennifer Egan

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307387523

    In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sist…

  • Some People, Some Other Place

    Some People, Some Other Place
    av J. California Cooper

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385496834

    For generations Eula Too's family has been making a journey North, year after year, step by painful step; and she's determined to be the one to make it all the way to Chicago. In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, s…

  • In Between the Sheets

    In Between the Sheets
    av Ian McEwan

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780679749837

    Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the…

  • A Dark Matter

    A Dark Matter
    av Peter Straub

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781400096725

    An electric, chilling, and unpredictable novel from the master of modern horror. On a Midwestern campus in the 1960s, a charismatic guru and his young acolytes perform a secret ritual in a local meadow. What happens is a mystery--all that remains is…

  • Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

    Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant
    av Joel Golby

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525562771

    *National Bestseller* This is a funny and beautiful book. What a little bastard. --Russell Brand Every paragraph is like doing a shot with a friend. A double. --Caitlin Moran Joel Golby's writing for Vice and The Guardian, with its wry observatio…

  • The Jazz Palace

    The Jazz Palace
    av Mary Morris

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781101872864

    Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Boomtown Chicago, 1920s--a world of gangsters, musicians, and clubs. Young Benny Lehrman, born into a Jewish hat-making family, is expected to take over his father's business, but his true passion is piano--es…

  • Thames: The Biography

    Thames: The Biography
    av Peter Ackroyd

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307389848

    In this perfect companion to London: The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river's endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biogr…

  • Benjamin's Crossing

    Benjamin's Crossing
    av Jay Parini

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525562757

    The acclaimed and now-classic biographical novel of Walter Benjamin's last days--adapted into screenplay by Jay Parini. It is 1940. For the past decade, Walter Benjamin--the German-Jewish critic and philosopher--has been writing his masterpiece in…

  • Awakening Intuition

    Awakening Intuition
    av Frances E. Vaughan

    Pocket - 1978 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385133715

    The Awakening Intuition guides the reader to the greater realization of his or her own intuitive powers through specific exercises, which are combined with an examination of the role of intuition in such processes as creativity and problem solving.…

  • The Glorious American Essay

    The Glorious American Essay

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525436270

    A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith. The essay form is an especially democratic one, and many of the essays Phillip Lopate has…

  • The Yankee Years

    The Yankee Years
    av Joe Torre

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780767930420

  • When Truth Is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted

    When Truth Is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted
    av Jim McCloskey, Philip Lerman

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525566823

    "A riveting and infuriating examination of criminal prosecutions, revealing how easy it is to convict the wrong person and how nearly impossible it is to undo the error." --Washington Post No one has illuminated this problem more thoughtfully and p…

  • Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

    Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World
    av Nell Stevens

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781101972861

    When she was twenty-seven, Nell Stevens--a lifelong aspiring novelist--won an all-expenses-paid fellowship to go anywhere in the world to write. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Not exactly. Nell pick…

  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock
    av Peter Ackroyd

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525434795

    Alfred Hitchcock rigorously controlled his public image, drawing certain carefully selected childhood anecdotes into full focus and blurring out all others. In this gripping short biography, Peter Ackroyd wrests the director's chair back from the ma…

  • The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

    The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
    av Alexander McCall Smith

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307473004

    Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi--nav…

  • Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

    Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
    av Anne Lamott

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781400079094

    A single mother and writer grappling alone with the problems of a newborn baby presents a vivid account of the confusion, joys, sorrows, and struggles of the first year in her son's life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

  • Rhadopis of Nubia

    Rhadopis of Nubia
    av Naguib Mahfouz

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781400076680

    Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homeland s ancient past in "R"hadopis of Nubia," "an unforgettable love story set against the high politics of Egypt s Sixth Dynasty. While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon l…

  • Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound
    av John Tytell

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385198707

    Unlike other biographical portraits of Ezra Pound, John Tytell's brilliant and ambitious work offers an interpretive study that boldly confronts the emotional truths and psychological drama that formed this complex and controversial American poet. N…

  • Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and

    Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and
    av David Rakoff

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780767916035

    A collection of trenchant and insightful essays by the author of Fraud provides an eye-opening glimpse of the pervasive greed, selfishness, vapidity, and vanity of contemporary America's culture of excess. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

  • The Epicure's Lament

    The Epicure's Lament
    av Kate Christensen

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385720984

    Disenchanted with life and losing his cherished solitude in the wake of returning estranged family members, wealthy bachelor Hugo Whittier deliberately overindulges in tobacco use against the recommendations of his doctor and involves himself in the…

  • Waiting for Columbus

    Waiting for Columbus
    av Thomas Trofimuk

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307456199

  • The Innocent

    The Innocent
    av Ian McEwan

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385494335

    A member of a British-American surveillance team in Cold War Berlin finds himself in too deep in this masterful work from the author of Atonement. Twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham's intelligence work--tunneling under a Russian communications cen…

  • Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian

    Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
    av Avi Steinberg

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780767931311

    Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to attend Harvard, he has nothing but a senior thesis on Bugs Bunny to show for himself. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, Steinberg remains stuck at a crossroads, his "roma…

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
    av Kate Bernheimer

    Pocket - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385486811

    Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall brings together twenty-five of our foremost contemporary women writers to discuss, in poetic narratives, evocative personal histories, and philosophical inquiries, how the tales included here affected their thinking about…

  • The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage

    The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
    av Anthony Brandt

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307276568

    After the triumphant end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the sixteenth century: find the fabled Northwest Passage. For the next thirty-five years the British…

  • The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic

    The Forgetting: Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic
    av David Shenk

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385498388

    A study of the devastating impact of Alzheimer's disease combines portraits of patients, their families, and caregivers with an analysis of the signs, symptoms, and implications of the disease and a close-up look at the search for a cure.

  • The Risen

    The Risen
    av David Anthony Durham

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307948557

    It is one of the most storied uprisings of classical times. Spartacus, the visionary captive and gladiator, used his toughness and charisma turn a prison break into a revolt that would threaten the Roman empire. Now, with verve and intelligence, Da…

  • I Ask the Impossible: Poems

    I Ask the Impossible: Poems
    av Ana Castillo

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385720731

    An Anchor Books Original Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as una storyteller de primera, and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as impossible to resist, returns to her first l…

  • Crawfish Dreams

    Crawfish Dreams
    av Nancy Rawles

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385722131

    For forty years Camille Broussard has cooked for other people. As a young bride she moved from Louisiana to Los Angeles and settled in the thriving community of Watts; but many of her hopes went up in the flames of the 1965 riots. Now it's 1984--and…

  • Trains of Thought: Paris to Omaha Beach, Memories of a Wartime Youth

    Trains of Thought: Paris to Omaha Beach, Memories of a Wartime Youth
    av Victor Brombert

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781400034031

    In an unforgettable addition to the literature of memoir, one of America's preeminent literary scholars tells his story of coming of age in France during the buildup to the Second World War. As a Jewish youth in France during the 1930s, Victor Bromb…

  • The Stand (Movie Tie-In Edition)

    The Stand (Movie Tie-In Edition)
    av Stephen King

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780593313886

    The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain o…

  • Age of Consent

    Age of Consent
    av Marti Leimbach

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781101971376

    Thirty years ago, June was a young widow with a hopeless crush on Craig Kirtz, a disc jockey at a local rock station. To her surprise, he struck up a friendship with her that seemed headed for something more. But it was June's thirteen-year-old daug…

  • A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story

    A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story
    av Brenda Ashford

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307951298

    Brenda Ashford was a real-life Mary Poppins. Caring for over one hundred children during her lifetime as a nanny, her charges ranged from the pampered sons and daughters of grand estates or the tough offspring of WWII evacuees in London's East End.…

  • Hotel World

    Hotel World
    av Ali Smith

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780385722100

    BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST - Forget room service: this is a riotous elegy, a deadpan celebration of colliding worlds, and a spirited defense of love. Blending incisive wit with surprising compassion, Hotel World is a wonderfully invigorating, life-affirm…

  • Sleeping Giant: The Untapped Economic and Political Power of America's New Working Class

    Sleeping Giant: The Untapped Economic and Political Power of America's New Working Class
    av Tamara Draut

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781101873069

    REVISED AND UPDATED WITH A NEW PREFACE Today's working class is a sleeping giant. And as Tamara Draut makes abundantly clear, it is just now waking up to its untapped political power. Sleeping Giant is the first major examination of the new working…

  • Playing with the Grown-Ups

    Playing with the Grown-Ups
    av Sophie Dahl

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780307388353

    Kitty loves living at the isolated Hay House with her doting grandparents, but it cannot provide the adventure and excitement that her restless, bohemian mother Marina craves. When a guru sees Marina's future in New York, Kitty is torn from her home…