With Europe convulsed in wars over religion, a young theology student finds himself siding with heretics and the disenfranchised while confronting an agent of the Vatican who is determined to hunt down and destroy enemies of the faith, in a meticulously rendered historical thriller set against the... 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.
While restoring a fifteenth-century masterpiece, Julia, a young art expert in Madrid, stumbles upon a real-life mystery as she sets out to find the killer responsible for a five-hundred-year-old murder and becomes the target of modern-day intrigue, betrayal, and death. Reprint. 50,000 first... More Info
Makes correlations between success and geography, explaining how such rising centers of innovation as San Francisco and Austin are likely to offer influential opportunities and shape the national and global economies.
In Kublai Khan's garden, at sunset, the young Marco Polo diverts the aged emperor from his obsession with the impending end of his empire with tales of countless cities past, present, and future
The hardships, tragedy, and devastating starvation that confronted the Donner party, which became trapped by winter snows in the Sierra Nevadas before they can make their way into California, are seen through the eyes of James Frazier Reed and his eight-year-old daughter, Patty. By the author of... More Info
Culls top-selected cartoon stories from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics and other sources in an annual anthology that features up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith and Dash Shaw. 25,000 first printing.
"One of Mr. Saramago's last books, and one of his most touching," (New York Times), this posthumous memoir of his childhood, written with characteristic wit and honesty, traces the formation of an individual into an artist who emerged against all odds as one of the world's most respected writers.
In the last days of Salazar's dictatorship, H., a second-rate artist, is commissioned by a wealthy client, S., to paint his portrait. H. begins to work, but he has conflicted feelings about doing yet another flattering, bland depiction. He resents his client's success and confidence, he envies him... More Info
Losing their considerable prospects in the wake of the economic recession and an unexpected pregnancy, James and Kate turn to drug trafficking to make ends meet and participate in increasingly risky ventures, from a kidnapping to a shootout, to maximize their profits. Original.
Our kids are becoming consumers at an alarmingly young age. Many children are already asking for products by brand name at age two. Toy and media corporations have long manipulated the insecurities of parents to move their products, but Buy, Buy Baby unveils the chilling fact that these companies... More Info