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
Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Orphan Master's Son, " works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.
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
1. The English patient 'whispers again, dragging the listening heart of the young nurse beside him to wherever his mind is, into that well of memory he kept plunging into during those months before he died' [p. 4]. Why does the patient consider himself to have 'died'? Does he undergo any kind of... More Info