The Flamethrowers is an immersive novel about art and motorcycles. Fans of Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids will be drawn to this story of an emerging artist in a scene that swallows the reader whole.
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Tasha Alexander's mystery series features an unconventional Victorian widow, Lady Emily Ashton. In this, the third book in the series, a murder investigation leads Emily to the cafes and glittering ballrooms of 1890s Vienna.
Global Jane Austen is a collection of essays that examines the relationship between Austen’s admirers and her works, all over the world. It includes articles about websites and works of fan fiction devoted to her and her characters, adaptations of her works, the tourist industry in the places where she lived, and responses to her novels in non-English speaking countries.
The Nation Book Award Shortlist, announced today, recognizes the year's top 20 works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult literature.
A beautifully-written historical novel, with some fantasy elements, about a young man, born in the bell tower of a Swiss mountain village in the eighteenth century, who grows up with a beautiful singing voice and an extraordinary sense of hearing. He falls in love with a young woman from a wealthy family, but he has a secret he keeps from the woman he loves.