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.
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2011 A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America’s... More Info
The independent corporate freehold of Pitouie is a fleck of rock in the South Pacific. It has no industry, no economy, and no natural resources. What it does have is a volcano, a glossy brochure, and a list of industrial waste producers, whose executives are about to descend on the island's... 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