Grace Willingdon s blissful life is rudely interrupted when her estranged son calls from New York City. Grace soon finds herself the temporary guardian of her self-absorbed granddaughter, Melissa. Trapped between a past she s been struggling to resolve and a present that keeps her on her toes,... More Info
Immersing herself in a fantasy life inspired by the Seattle aquarium, a preadolescent girl living in subsidized housing befriends an elderly fellow enthusiast before making a shattering discovery about a family secret. By the award-winning author ofLegend of a Suicide. Illustrations.
Padgett Powell's third collection, Cries for Help, Various, includes forty-four stories, some very short, that follow his mentor Donald Barthelme's advice that 'the wacky mode must break readers' hearts.' The surrealistic and comical terrain of most of the stories is grounded in their real... More Info
In 1920s Jerusalem, civic advisor and architect Charles Ashton has an ambitious (and crazy) project to redesign the Holy City by importing English parks to the desert and knocking down Ottoman minarets. He employs William Harrington, a British pilot, to take aerial photographs of the city and... More Info
In 1864, the British writer James Redding Ware, under the pseudonym Andrew Forrester, published The Female Detective, introducing readers to the first professional female detective character, Mrs. Gladden, and paving the way for the more famous female detectives of the early twentieth century,... More Info