A Raisin in the Sun

“infobox Book “ name A Raisin in the Sun image image caption Random House cover author Lorraine Hansberry country America language English language genre(s) Social issues publisher Random House release date 1959 media type Paperback pages 162 isbn 0375508333 A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in […]

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises is the first major novel by Ernest Hemingway. Published in 1926, the plot centers on a group of expatriate Americans in Europe during the 1920s. The book’s title, selected by Hemingway (at the recommendation of his publisher) is taken from Ecclesiastes 1:5: “the sun also ariseth.” Hemingway’s original title for the […]

The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique is a 1963 book written by Betty Friedan which attacked the popular notion that women of that time could only find fulfillment through childbearing and homemaking. According to The New York Times obituary of Friedan in 2006, it “ignited the contemporary women’s movement in 1963 and as a result permanently transformed the […]

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a frequently anthologized short story written by Joyce Carol Oates. It was inspired by three Tucson, Arizona murders committed by Charles Schmid, which were profiled in Life magazine in an article written by Don Moser on March 4, 1966. Oates said that she dedicated the story […]

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker is a cycle of 20th century dramatic works derived from Helen Keller’s autobiography The Story of My Life. Each of the various dramas describe the relationship between Keller — a deafblind and initially almost feral child — and Anne Sullivan, the teacher who introduced her to education, activism, and international celebrity. Its […]

The next great globalization

A GREAT book on a GREAT issue As the final word, Mishkin says: “…the next great globalization should be financial. I hope this book provides some guidance on how it can be done right.” It sure did. (Since my review is somewhat long, I’ll present the outline first.) I’ve scrutinized the book with much care, […]

Heart of Darkness

“Book” Title Heart of Darkness Link http://www.enotes.com/heart-of-darkness Author Conrad, Joseph   Heart of Darkness is a novella written by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski). Before its 1902 publication, it appeared as a three-part series (1899) in Blackwood’s Magazine. It is widely regarded as a significant work of English literature and part of […]

A Doll’s House

“infobox Book “ name A Doll’s House original title Et dukkehjem image image caption Student edition author Henrik Ibsen translator Michael Meyer country Norway language Original: Norwegian Translated: English genre(s) Social issues publisher Hard Press release date 1879 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 122 isbn 1406914835 A Doll’s House (literally translated A Doll’s Home, […]

The Raven

“The Raven” is a narrative poem by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in January 1845. It is noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the latter’s slow descent into madness. The lover, often identified as being a […]

The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba) is a play by the Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca. Along with Blood Wedding and Yerma it forms Lorca’s ‘Rural Trilogy’. Lorca’s last play, it was completed on June 19, 1936, several months before Lorca’s execution, and first performed in 1945. The play centers on […]

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy is Mark Mathabane’s 1986 autobiography about life under the South African apartheid regime. It focuses on the brutality of the apartheid system and how he escaped from it, and from the township Alexandra, to become a well-known tennis player. He also depicted how the young black children dealt with racism and stereotypes External […]

Young Goodman Brown

“infobox Book “ name Young Goodman Brown and Other Stories image image caption Dover Thrift Editions cover author Nathaniel Hawthorne country America language English language genre(s) Short Stories publisher Dover Thrift Editions release date 1835 media type Paperback pages 111 isbn 0486270602 Young Goodman Brown is a short story by American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne. The […]

Top Girls

Top Girls is a 1982 play by Caryl Churchill. It depicts the life of Marlene, a hard-bitten career woman who is employed at the ‘Top Girls’ employment agency, and her interactions with her family she left behind. Marlene left her working class background to pursue financial success, leaving her illegitimate child with her apparently infertile […]

The Rover

The Rover is the last complete novel by Joseph Conrad, written between 1921 and 1922, The novel was first published in 1923. Plot Summary The story takes place in the south of France, against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Napoleon’s rise to power and the French/English rivalry in the Mediterranean. Peyrol (a master-gunner in […]

Tis Pity She’s a Whore

Tis Pity She’s a Whore‘ is a tragedy written by John Ford. It was likely first performed between 1629 and 1633, by Queen Henrietta’s Men at the Cockpit Theatre. The play was first published in 1633, in a quarto printed by Nicholas Okes for the bookseller Richard Collins. Ford dedicated the play to John Mordaunt, […]

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a 1993 collection of interconnected short stories by Sherman Alexie. The characters and stories in the book, particularly “This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona” provided the basis of Alexie’s screenplay for the film Smoke Signals. The collection was originally released in 1993; it […]

Sonny’s Blues

“Sonny’s Blues” (1957) is a short story by James Baldwin. It later appeared in the 1965 short story collection, Going to Meet the Man. Plot summary The narrator reads about his brother’s being caught in heroin-peddling action in the newspaper. He goes through his day’s work as a teacher, and is met by a friend […]

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone is a play by August Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. The original working title of the play was Mill Hand’s Lunch Bucket, the title of a painting by Romare Bearden. It’s the second installment of his decade-by-decade chronicle, often called the Pittsburgh Cycle, of the African-American experience. Set in […]

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night, Or What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, based on the short story “Of Apolonius and Silla” by Barnabe Riche. It is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The main title is believed […]

A Good Man is Hard to Find

“infobox Book “ name A Good Man is Hard to Find image image caption Harcourt Brace Modern Classics Edition author Flannery O’Connor country America language English language genre(s) Short story publisher Harcourt Brace Jovanovich release date 1955 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 252 isbn 0151365040 A Good Man Is Hard To Find is a […]

The Souls of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W.E.B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. The book, published in 1903, contains several essays on race, some of which had been previously published in Atlantic Monthly magazine. Du […]

The Most Dangerous Game

“infobox Book “ name The Most Dangerous Game image image caption Filiquarian Edition author Richard Connell country America language English language genre(s) Short story publisher Filiquarian Publishing release date 1924 media type Paperback pages 48 isbn 1599869691 The Most Dangerous Game or The Hounds of Zaroff (1924) is a short story by Richard Connell. Widely […]

The Cask of Amontillado

“infobox Book “ name The Cask of Amontillado image image caption BookSurge Classics cover author Edgar Allen Poe country America language English genre Gothic publisher BookSurge Classics release date 1846 media type Short Story, Paperback pages 20 isbn 1594561869 “The Cask of Amontillado” (sometimes spelled “The Casque of Amontillado”) is a short story written by Edgar Allan […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, written sometime in the 1590s. It portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta, and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is […]

A Rose for Emily

“infobox Book “ name A Rose For Emily image image caption Tale Blazers Edition author William Faulkner country America language English genre(s) Southern Gothic publisher TaleBlazers release date 1930 media type Short Story pages 36 isbn 1563127881 ‘A Rose for Emily’ is a short story written by William Faulkner and first published in 1930. The […]

The Amber Spyglass

Mrs. Coulter is keeping Lyra in a cave in the Himalayas of Lyra’s own world. She feeds Lyra a sleeping potion to keep her unconscious. A little servant girl named Ama decides to figure out a way to wake Lyra up. She gets a special powder from a local magician and brings it to the […]

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials is a trilogy of fantasy novels by award winning author Philip Pullman. The novels which includes The Golden Compass,The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. The golden Compass Lyra is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordon College, with her daemonfamiliar always by her side. But the arrival of her […]

Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game

“infobox Book “ name Hardball: How Politics is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game image image caption Free Press Edition author Chris Matthews country America language English language genre(s) Non-fiction publisher Free Press release date 1988 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 240 isbn 0684845598 Chapter Summaries Chapter One: It’s Not Who You […]

The Iliad

“infobox Book” name The Iliad image image caption Cover of the Fagles translation orig title Ἰλιάς author Homer translator Robert Fagles country Ancient Greece language Original: Homeric Greek Translated: English genre(s) Epic Poem publisher Penguin release date Original: <800 BC Translation: 1999 media type Epic poem pages 683 isbn 0140275363 The Greek epic written by […]

The Journey to the East

Interwiki: IncompleteJourney to the Eastdate=June 2008++ Interwiki: MissinginfoJourney to the Eastdate=June 2008++ The novel begins as H.H. is trying to tell the story of his travel with the League, a semi-religious group, that is looking for a place called the Home of Light. He writes about several different events including their stop at Bremgarten, where […]

Peter Høgh

Peter Høgh (Hoegh) – danish author, most renowned for Miss Smillas sense of snow. He is pårobably the most recognized contemporary Danish writer on the international literary scene. Miss Smilla was his third novel, and it was sold to publishers in more than thirty countries. In the United States the novel spent twenty-six weeks on […]

La reina de America

La reina de América, novela del escritor uruguayo Jorge Majfud trata de una familia inmigrante de España en los años sesenta y de las peripecias de una de las narradoras principales, Consuelo, la hija de la prostituta a la que alude el título. Se desarrolla principalmente en Montevideo y Buenos Aires, en medio del clima […]

From Java to Ruby

From Java to Ruby Things Every Manager Should Know by Bruce Tate copyright 2006 The Pragmatic Programmers LLC Book Summary by Paul Klipp Table of Contents From Java to Ruby …………………………………………………………………………………………………….1 Chapter 1 – Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………….3 New major programming languages emerge every decade:………………………………………….3 How to migrate to Ruby:…………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Risks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3 Chapter Two – Pain…………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 What’s good about […]

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

“infobox Book “ name Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia image image caption 10th Anniversary Edition author Elizabeth Gilbert country America language English language genre(s) Memoir publisher Riverhead Books release date 2006 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 368 isbn 0143038419 How liberating it would be to just […]

The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back

Overview The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back instead takes the opposite tack, focusing in on behaviors that impede a career rather than focusing on behaviors that accelerate it. As a result, this book speaks directly to a group often overlooked in other career development books – instead of teaching how to press […]

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Infobox Book” name What Got You Here Won’t Get You There image image caption 2007 Hyperion cover author Marshall Goldsmith country US language English subject Business genre Business publisher Hyperion release date 2007 media type Hardcover & Paperback pages 256 isbn 1401301304 What Got You Here Won’t Get You There holds the basic premise that […]

The Millionaire Next Door

“Infobox Book” name The Millionaire Next Door image image caption 1998 cover author Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko country US language English subject Business genre Business publisher Hyperion release date 1 edition (October 5, 1996) media type Paperback pages 256 isbn 9781563523304 The Millionaire Next Door (by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. […]

The 4-Hour Workweek

“infobox Book “ name The 4-Hour Workweek image image caption Harmony Books cover author Timothy Ferriss country America language English language genre(s) Self-Help publisher Harmony Books release date 2007 media type Paperback pages 308 isbn 0307353133 After college, Ferriss took a soul-sucking sales job at a tech firm. He left to start a soul-sucking business […]

The total money makeover

At the core of The Total Money Makeover are Ramsey’s seven “baby steps” to financial freedom. By following these in order — and not moving on to the next until the current step is complete — readers gradually progress from debt to wealth. Here’s Ramsey’s plan: Step one: Save $1,000 cash as a starter emergency […]

An Incomplete Truth

An Incomplete Truth is the fifth novel in the Maisie Dobbs msytery series by Jacqueline Winspear. Characters Maisie Dobbs – a psychologist and detective operating her own agency in London between the wars James Compton – son of Maisie’s mentors and former employers Sir Julian and Lady Rowan Compton. Billy Beale – Maisie’s assistant Priscilla […]

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Interwiki: Incompletedate=June 2008++ Interwiki: Missinginfodate=June 2008++ Overview Douglas Adams originally created this book series as a radio series for BBC radio. The series was begun in 1978, and was first published as a book in 1979. Despite the fact that Adams always referred to the Hitchhiker books as a “trilogy”, it ended up being a […]

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood This is the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the dystopian society called the Republic of Gilead, which has replaced the United States of America. Although the story begins after Gilead has been formed, flashbacks allows readers to learn about how it was formed and what Offred’s life was […]

Bridge to terabithia

Plot Summary This young adult novel by Katherine Patterson tells the story of two friends, social outsiders, who find solace, identity, and self-confidence in each other and in their combined imagination. The protagonist of the story is Jesse Aarons, the only boy in a family of five children, mostly ignored by the rest of the […]

A Long Way Down

Interwiki: Infomissingdate=July 2008++ Interwiki: Incompletedate=July 2008++ Summary In this novel by British author, Nick Hornby, who also wrote High Fidelity, four strangers meet on New Year’s Eve when they all choose the same building roof in London from which to jump. Martin, Jess, Maureen and JJ come from very different backgrounds and lead very different […]

Dreams From My Father

“Dreams from my Father : A Story of Race and Inheritance” was written by Barack Obama, the praised candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. This moving memoir is a picture of Obama as a young black American in search of his identity, a belonging, in a white American community. This […]

The Tempest

“infobox Book “ name The Tempest title_orig translator image image_caption author William Shakespeare illustrator cover_artist country England language English languageEnglish genre Drama, Play publisher release_date pages isbn “The Tempest”, written by William Shakespeare, embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World. Prospero, […]

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is a series of novels created by Cecily Von Ziesgar, which talks about the true lives of “Manhattan’s elite”: a bunch of rich teenagers who have much too much of everything. The main characters are Blair Waldorf, Serena van der Woodsen, Nate Archibald, Dan Humphrey, Jenny Humphrey and Vanessa Abrams – the teens […]

The Pact

“The Pact” was written by author Jodi Picoult, an American award-winning noverlist. It tells the story of Chris and Emily, two childhood friends who ultimately fall in love in their teenage years. When Emily was shot dead, Chris claims they had made a suicide pact and admits to shooting her in the head. The police […]

Friday Night Lights

“Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team and a Dream” by H.G. Bissinger tells the story of Permian Panthers of Odessa – the most successful high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is a typical southern small town. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate […]

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

“infobox Book “ name A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier image image caption 2007 Hardcover Edition author Ishmael Beah country United States language English language genre(s) Memoir publisher Sarah Crichton Books release date 2007 media type Hardcover pages 229 isbn 0374105235 A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier is a […]

The Hot Zone

“The Hot Zone, A Terrifying True Story” by Richard Preston is a non-fiction thriller that tells that true story of the sudden appearance of a highly infectious and deadly virus in the central African rain forest. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” […]

The Unredeemed Captive

John Deemos’ “The Unredeemed Captive” deals with the adoption of Eunice Williams by Indians at a time when the Puritan settlers of New England Colonies did not get on with their neighboring Indians. It discusses the Puritan’s stereotype views of the Indians and how the only way to ‘redeem’ oneself if captured was by escape […]

The Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the RingFrom WikiSummaries, free book summaries In this first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, an aging Bilbo Baggins decides to leave the Shire and spend his remaining days at Rivendell. He leaves all his worldly possessions to his nephew, Frodo, including the magic ring he found on his earlier […]

The Return of The King

The Return of The King picks up where The Two Towers leaves off. Saruman has been defeated and now the remaining members of the Fellowship turn their attention back to Morder. Aragorn, Stider, Legolas, and Merry remain with the Riders of Rohan as they muster their forces to head east to the aid of Gondor. […]

Founding Brothers

In retrospect, it seems as if the American Revolution was inevitable. But was it? In Brothers, Joseph J. Ellis reveals that many of those truths we hold to be self-evident were actually fiercely contested in the early days of the republic. “Founding Brothers” examines the American Revolution is seen through the points of view of […]

My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev is the story of cultural conflict as well as a story of the forces that threaten to tear a family apart. Asher Lev first shows artistic genius as a young child. In many families his gift would be looked upon as just that, a great gift. However Asher’s family are […]

The Two Towers

The Two Towers is the second book of J.R.R.Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and picks up where The Fellowship of the Ring leaves off. The book begins as Froso and Sam have left for Morder and Merry and Pippen have been carried off by Orcs. Srider (Aragorn), Gimli, and Legolas go after Merry and […]

Confessions

St. Augustine might have written his “Confessions” during the fifth century (AD) but the tale of his journey to Christ might have been written today. Like many young men across the ages, Augustine was born to a Christian mother and a pagan, or non-Christian father. He was given a good upbringing for his time and […]

Dragonflight

Imagine that your planet is faced with imminent destruction from space. Not from a sentient or malicious attack, but from a mindless threadlike worm falling from the sky to devour any carbon based material in it’s path. The only thing that can protect Pern from the devastation Thread brings are fire breathing dragons especially bred […]

Lincoln

When Gore Vidal wrote Lincoln, he blurred the lines between fiction and history. The story begins as Lincoln arrives in Washington and ends after his assassination. Lincoln is portrayed as a three dimensional human being through the eyes of those around him: his friends, family, rivals, and those who plot to kill him. Threats to […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events is the story of the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Claus and Sunny. The books are narrated by Lemony Snicket, a mysterious man who follows the story through clues passed on through a secret organization known only as the V.F.D. The series begins with the three children losing their parents in […]

La Morte D’Arthur

Stories of King Arthur have been enchanting audiences since Geoffery of Monmouth published his account of Arthur in the twelfth century and his work was based in some earlier tales. However, the tales of Arthur took their most romantic form in this work by Sir Thomas Malory.It is this work that T.H. White used when […]

The Last Battle

In this final installment of the Narnia tales, C.S. Lewis brings all of the characters of Narnia together to witness the end of the world they love. The story begins generations after the rule of Rilian, the son of Caspian. Narnia has enjoyed generations of peace and prosperity. Tirian is the present king of Narnia […]

A Morbid Taste for Bones

Medieval man believed in the power of bones. The bones of saints were revered, collected and even fought over by churches and monasteries because they were believed to effect miracles. A church or monastery which had the relics (bones or other remnants) of saints could expect to collect much money in the way of alms […]

The Last Days of Socrates

“infobox Book “ name The Last Days of Socrates original title Εὐθύφρων, Απολογία Σωκράτους, Κρίτων, Φαίδων image image caption Penguin Classics cover author Plato Translator Hugh Tedennick, Harold Tarrant country Ancient Greece language Ancient Greek (original) English language (translated) genre(s) Philosophy publisher Penguin release date <400 BC media type Paperback pages 256 isbn 0140449280 The […]

No se lo digas a nadie

‘No se lo digas a nadie Jaime Bayly‘ Primera Parte El esclavo La historia está basada en una familia burguesa que vive en Lima, Perú. La familia está compuesta por Luis Felipe, Maricucha, Joaquín, Xiména y Fernando. Maricucha decide cambiar a su hijo Joaquín del Inmaculado Corazón para enviarlo al Markham que es un mejor […]

The Horse and His Boy

“infobox Book “ name The Horse and His Boy image image caption Scholastic Edition author C.S. Lewis country England language English language genre(s) Young adult, fantasy publisher Scholastic release date 1954 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 224 isbn 0439861365 The Horse and His Boy is the fifth of the Narnia books as C.S. Lewis […]

The Consolation of Philosophy

Boethius may have written his book, The Consolation of Philosophy, from prison in the year 524 AD, but the issues he addresses are every bit as relevant to modern life as they were to life in the 6th century. A philosopher, statesman, and theologian, Boethius was imprisoned by Germanic King Theoderick on trumped up charges. […]

My Side of the Mountian

“infobox Book “ name My Side of the Mountain image image caption Puffin Modern Classics cover author Jean Craighead George country America language English language genre(s) Young-adult publisher Puffin release date 1959 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 192 isbn 0142401110 My Side of the Mountain is a 1959 book by Jean Craighead George. It […]

The Magician’s Nephew

“infobox Book “ name The Magician’s Nephew image image caption 2005 HarperCollins Edition author C.S. Lewis country England language English language genre(s) Young adult, fantasy publisher HarperCollins release date 1955 media type Paperback pages 221 isbn 0060764902 Narnia is one of many magical worlds. C.S. Lewis wrote this story of the genesis of Narnia in […]

The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair is the fourth of the Narnia tales (in the order that they were written) and tells the story of the rescue of Prince Rilian, King Caspian’s son, from an evil “Lady” who is in truth an evil serpent. The story features Eustace who readers of the series met in the Voyage of […]

The Waste Land

T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922) was written in the wake of World War I, supposedly the “war to end all wars.” But what Eliot saw in the peace that followed was pain and disunity, fragmentation and false hope. He presented the world as “a heap of broken images.” Critic Edmund Wilson, perhaps the first […]

The Fellowship of the Ring

In this first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, an aging Bilbo Baggins decides to leave the Shire and spend his remaining days at Rivendell. He leaves all his worldly possessions to his nephew, Frodo, including the magic ring he found on his earlier travels (see The Hobbit). Gandalf, the wizard, who has […]

The Song of Roland

“infobox Book “ name The Song of Roland original title La Chanson de Roland image image caption Penguin cover author Anonymous Translator Dorothy L. Sayers country England language French (original) English (translated) genre(s) Dystopia, Science Fiction, Social Issues publisher Chatto and Windus release date 1100 (original) 1957 (translated) media type Paperback pages 208 isbn 0140440755 […]

Monkeyluv

Monkeluv: And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals is a witty, insightful collection of essays by Robert M. Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University. The essays originally appeared as articles in journals such as Natural History, Scientific American, and Discover. If you are curious about behavioral biology, that is, why we […]

Dr tatiana’s sex advice to all creation

If you are interested in biology, sociology, or any life science but don’t have the wherewithal to take on a dry scientific text, Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation is the book for you. Dr. Tatiana, aka Olivia Hudson, holds a doctorate from Oxford and is a research fellow at the Imperial College of […]

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

In the adventurous third installment of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia tales, the two younger Pevensie children return to Narnia with their unwilling cousin Eustace (should have been named “Useless”) and travel with the now adult King Caspian on a high sea adventure. The story begins with the two younger Pevensie children, Lucy and Edmund, being sent […]

Wuthering Heights

“infobox Book “ name Wuthering Heights image image caption Cover of Penguin Popular Classics edition author Emily Bronte country England language English language genre(s) tragedy, Gothic publisher Penguin release date 1847 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 279 isbn 0140620125 Against the wild stormy background of the Northern English Moors, the passion of Heathcliff and […]

Prince Caspian

When the Pevensie children go to Narnia for the second time it is as if King Arthur had come back to England today. This story takes place a year after the children had gone to Narnia the first time, but they find that hundreds of years had passed in Narnian time. During that time Narnia […]

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

“infobox Book “ name The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe image image caption HarperCollins cover author C. S. Lewis country England language English language genre(s) Young adult, fantasy publisher HarperCollins release date 1950 media type Hardback and Paperback pages 206 isbn 0064471047 When the Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are sent out […]

The Upstairs Room

This is the story of an “Anne Frank” who survived the war. Although the story is fictionalized it is based on the true experiences of Reiss herself. When the Germans occupied Holland, eight year old Annie de Leeuw, and her family were in grave danger because they were Jews. Like Ann Frank’s family, Annie’s family […]

Antigone

“infobox Book” name Antigone image image caption Cover of Fagles translation orig title Ἀντιγόνη author Sophocles translator Robert Fagles country Greece language Original: Ancient Greece Translated: English series The Three Theban Plays genre(s) Greek Tragedy publisher Penguin release date Original: <441 BC Translation: 1984 media type Play pages 432 isbn 9780140444254 preceded_by Oedipus at Colonus […]

Tale of Two Cities

Can a wasted life be redeemed by one final act of selflessness? According to Charles Dickens, the answer is a resounding “Yes”! Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens tells a tale of love and redemption as Sidney Carton, a hard drinking London Barrister, gives his life to save the life of the husband […]

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of 1949 is widely considered to a cornerstone of American letters. A caustic attack on the “American Dream” of materialism, Death of a Salesman is a three-act play (two acts and a “requiem”), centering on the main character, Willy Loman. At age sixty-three, Willy has been a traveling salesman […]

Snow

“Infobox Book “ name Snow title_orig Kar translator Maureen Freely image image_caption Cover of Paperback (UK) author Orhan Pamuk illustrator Webistan/Corbis and Natalie Forbes/Corbis cover_artist country Turkey language Turkish series subject genre Tragedy, Love, Political Unrest publisher İletişim release_date 2002 english_release_date 2004 , Faber & Faber Ltd. media_type Print (Hardcover,Hardback & Paperback) pages 436 isbn […]

Getting to Yes

“infobox Book “ name Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In image image caption Cover of Getting to Yes author Roger Fisher, William Ury (and William Paton in the 2nd Edition) country USA language English genre Business, Negotiation publisher Penguin release date 1981 (Second edition 1991) media type Print (hardback and paperback) pages 224 […]

Tangerine

Tangerine (1997) is a young adult novel by Edward Bloor. “infobox Book “ name Tangerine title_orig translator image image_caption author Edward Bloor illustrator cover_artist Cliff Nielsen country United States language English languageEnglish genre Young adult novel publisher Scholastic pub_date 1997 pages 294 pp isbn ISBN 0-439-28603-4 External Links Tangerine Summary Tangerine Lesson Plan :Incomplete :Published […]

Common Sense Economics

“infobox Book “ name Common Sense Economics title_orig image author James Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Dwight R. Lee cover_artist country USA language English languageEnglish series genre Non-Fiction publisher St. Martin’s Press release_date 2005 media_type pages 208p. (first edition, hardback) isbn ISBN 031233818X (first edition, hardback) preceded_by followed_by Chapter Summaries Part I: The Key Elements of […]

Tuesdays With Morrie

“Infobox Book” name Tuesdays with Morrie image image_caption author Mitch Albom country United StatesU.S. language English languageEnglish genre Philosophy publisher Random House release_date 1997 media_type Print Hardcover & Paperback pages isbn ISBN 0-385-48451-8 Tuesdays with Morrie is a bestselling nonfiction, by American writer Mitch Albom, published in 1997 (ISBN 0-385-48451-8). It tells the true story […]

The Wave

“infobox Book “ name The Wave image image caption Cover of The Wave author Todd Strasser country America language English language genre(s) Social Issues publisher Laurel Leaf Books release date 1981 media type Paperback pages 138 isbn 0440993717 Character Summaries Laurie Saunders Laurie is the editor-in-chief of The Gordon Grapevine. She is small, petite, and […]

The Mind of Wall Street

“Infobox Book “ name The Mind of Wall Street title_orig translator image image_caption author Leon Levy illustrator cover_artist country USA language English series subject Finance genre publisher release_date 2002 english_release_date media_type pages isbn ISBN 1586481037 preceded_by followed_by Chapter summaries Introduction The author states that he has two loves in his life: the stock market and […]

Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London (1933) is one of George Orwell’s first published works, an autobiographical account (or perhaps only a semiautobiographical account, depending on which reviewer/critic you read) of being destitute in Paris and London. The book opens in Paris with a description of the hotel and neighborhood where Orwell is lodging. […]

Holes

Stanley Yelnats the 4th is accused of stealing a pair of sneakers donated to charity by a famous athlete, Clyde Livingston. He is sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake, a boys’ juvenile detention center in Texas. There, each boy must spend his day in the desert, which contained a lake during the 1800s, […]

Uglies

characters: Tally: is the main character and in the beggining turns out to be an ugly Shay: is another character that Tally barely meets after making a jump at a party David: he is one of Shay’s friends or contacts that is not from the rusties but a city called the smoke Croy: is another […]

The midnight’s children

Saleem Sinai, the narrator of Midnight’s Children, opens the novel by explaining that he was born on midnight, August 15, 1947, at the exact moment India gained its independence from British rule. Now nearing his thirty-first birthday, Saleem believes that his body is beginning to crack and fall apart. Fearing that his death is imminent, […]

My Year of Meats

Interwiki: Incompletedate=June 2008++ “Infobox Book “ name My Year of Meats title_orig translator image image_caption author Ruth L. Ozeki illustrator cover_artist country USA language English series subject genre publisher Penguin Books release_date 1998 english_release_date media_type pages isbn ISBN 0-670-87904-5, ISBN 978-0-14-028046-3 preceded_by followed_by A book written by Ruth L. Ozeki. Characters Blank :Fiction :Ruth L. […]

Virgin’s Lover

“Infobox Book” name The Virgin’s Lover title_orig translator image image_caption author Philippa Gregory illustrator cover_artist country United States language English series subject Historical Fiction genre publisher Simon & Schuster release_date November 2004 english_release_date media_type Print (Hardcover) pages 448 isbn ISBN 9780743256155 preceded_by followed_by Executive Summary Amy Dudley is the ignored wife of Robert Dudley. While […]

Dune

“Book” Title Dune External Link http://www.enotes.com/dune Author Herbert, Frank   The first novel by Frank Herbert sets the year as 10,190 After Guild; a period in our distant future at a time where much historical knowledge of humanity’s past has been lost, although some cultural and religious traditions remain. The calendar used in this time […]

The Second World

“Infobox Book “ name The Second World image image_caption author Parag Khanna illustrator cover_artist country USA language English genre International Relations publisher Random House release_date March 4, 2008 media_type Print (Hardback & Paperback) pages 496 isbn The Second World is a book written by Parag Khanna that explores the future of the world, and the […]

Mountains Beyond Mountains

The book is written from the point of view of author Tracy Kidder. The book is set mainly in Haiti and Boston, Massachusetts. Kidder first met his subject, Dr. Paul Farmer, in Haiti in 1994. At the time, Kidder was researching a story about American soldiers sent to reinstate Haiti’s democratically elected government led by […]