Genres: Fiction, Classics, Cooking & Nature
Favorite Books: East of Eden, The Wall, Harry Potter, Weekend Baker, Chez Panisse Fruits and Veggies, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Anne of Green Gables
A loving and hilarious if occasionally spiky valentine to Bill Bryson's adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodesof unseemly laughter.
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The blind shaman called Listening Woman speaks of witches and restless spirits, of supernatural evil unleashed. But Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police is sure the monster who savagely slaughtered an old man and a teenage girl was human. The solution to a horrific crime is buried somewhere in a dead man's secrets and in the shocking events of a hundred years past.
Marking the twentieth anniversary of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the complex political landscape of Russia and its unique place in the modern world.
J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice.
-The definitive work on the West's water crisis.- --Newsweek
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
A dense but enaging tour of North American geology in five sections, each dealing with its own region. McPhee's "Coming into the Country," about his experiences in Alaska in the 1970s, is also worth a look.
An edge of your seat page-turner, surprisingly thought-provoking, and shocking, even when you know the ending. No matter what you think of Krakauer himself, it's hard to argue that he's not a good writer.
Morbid but fascinating stories of all the terrible things that happen to people who make terrible decisions when they visit America's first National Park. And trust me, when I say terrible, I mean terrible.
Another winner from Stegner.
Great topo maps.