Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled
himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of
his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly
imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story
as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García
The epic grandeur of Dante’s masterpiece has inspired readers
for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the
further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a
rich understanding and enjoyment of the poem depends on
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history. Biafra's
impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in
southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this
tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters.
Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and
bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly
Everything, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most
intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to
answer. It’s a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a
lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand
everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of
In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world
with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel
set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a
cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected.
A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM begins in the infernal coal mines of
the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where
twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking
hours. Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with
an insatiable desire to escape.
Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry
Potter—but did you know he really lived. And he might
still be alive today.Discover the truth in Michael
Scott’s New York Times bestselling series the Secrets
of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel with The Alchemyst, book
“Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating
characters with a few short strokes.”—New York Times
Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative
non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of
Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story
set during Hitler’s rise to power.
In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were
both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who
attended college. one at Princeton, the other at Columbia.and
studied law. Both were young staff officers under General George
Washington, and both became war heroes.
Willa Cather's best known novel is an epic--almost mythic--story of
a single human life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern
desert. In 1851 Father Jean Marie Latour comes to serve as the
Apostolic Vicar to New Mexico. What he finds is a vast territory of
red hills and tortuous arroyos, American by law but Mexican and
Indian in custom and belief.
A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of
the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.
Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of
the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of
Columbus’s landing had crossed the Bering Strait twelve
thousand years ago; existed mainly in small, nomadic bands; and
lived so lightly on the land that the Americas was, for all
practical purposes, still a vast wilderness.