NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A novel to
cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal . . . a delightful story
about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the
everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small
Winner of the 1973 National Book Award, Gravity's Rainbow is
a postmodern epic, a work as exhaustively significant to the second
half of the twentieth century as Joyce's Ulysses was to the
first. Its sprawling, encyclopedic narrative and penetrating
analysis of the impact of technology on society make it an
intellectual tour de force.
Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller
Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the
heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic
Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his
extraordinary new historical epic, The Century Trilogy, was an
international sensation, acclaimed as “sweeping and
fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks”
(USA Today) and “grippingly told and readable to the
end” (The New York Times Book Review).
Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic
begins as five interrelated families move through the
momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution,
and the struggle for women’s suffrage.
A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man’s world in the
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The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth
and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the
Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their
hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have
learned that it is not at all what they thought it was–and
its true nature could change the modern world.
When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This"
in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes
on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he
expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably
shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five years of sex, drugs,
and haute cuisine.
When it was published in 1955, Lolita immediately became
a cause célèbre because of the freedom and
sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic
predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise,
ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the
twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its
material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a
love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness.
Barcelona, 1945—just after the war, a great world city lies
in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his
eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his
mother’s face. To console his only child, Daniel’s
widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the
secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by
Barcelona’s guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for
books forgotten by the world, waiting for someone who will care
about them again.
Diane Johnson returns with another expatriate comedy of manners in
this tale of a young dot-com executive from California who sets off
for Europe to find culture, her roots, and maybe a cause to devote
her considerable fortune to. When Amy checks into one of the finest
small hotels in the French Alps - a hotel noted for skiing and for
cooking lessons - she encounters a memorable cast of Euro trash
aristocrats and ski enthusiasts.