The Catcher in the Rye
The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days.The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices -- but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England. *Author: Alcott, Louisa May/ Cheever, Susan (INT) *Series Title: Modern Library Classics *Publication Date: 2001/01/01 *Number of Pages: 506 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
Will was not only one of the greatest writers in the English language, he was also a necromancer. In exchange for a front row seat to history, Will supplied zombie armies. Sure, hes sorry now. Hey, hes refused to raise a shuffling, shambling corpse for years. And the talent--which comes only to a necromancer whos become a vampire--is extremely rare. So why are there so many zombies strolling around London? Will needs to find out. *Author: Handeland, Lori *Publication Date: 2010/06/08 *Number of Pages: 320 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
The Probable Future
Struggling to cope with her unwanted ability to see the future, Stella is forced to confront her mystical legacy when her father is jailed, wrongly accused of homicide, and Stella joins forces with her long-lost grandmother, a woman who possesses the power to detect lies, and mother, who can see peoples dreams, to uncover the truth. Readers Guide included. Reprint. *Author: Hoffman, Alice *Series Title: Ballantine Readers Circle *Publication Date: 2004/06/01 *Number of Pages: 336 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
Modern classic tells the compelling story of Rima, a strange birdlike girl of the jungle, and Abel, the European who falls in love with her. The book owes much of its popularity to the mystic, near-religious feeling that pervades the story and the beauty of Rima's halting, poetic expressions.