Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire First published in 1968, Desert Solitaire is one of Edward Abbey s most critically acclaimed works and marks his first foray into the world of nonfiction writing Written while Abbey was working as a ranger at Arches National Park outside of Moab, Utah, Desert Solitaire is a rare view of one man s

Holes (Holes, #1)

Holes (Holes, #1) Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Stanley Yelnats is under a curse A curse that began with his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats Now Stanley has

The English Patient

The English Patient With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje s Booker Prize winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II Hana, the exhausted nurse the maimed thief, Caravaggio the wary sapper, Kip each is haunted by the riddle

The Alchemist

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and soul stirring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried

The Blue Sword (Damar, #1)

The Blue Sword (Damar, #1) This is the story of Corlath, golden eyed king of the Free Hillfolk, son of the sons of the Lady Aerin And this is the story of Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl who became Harimad sol, King s Rider, and heir to the Blue Sword, Gonturan, that no woman had wielded since the Lady Aerin herself

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Stolen: A Letter to My Captor It happened like this I was stolen from an airport Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger And he expected me to love him This is my story A letter from nowhere Sixteen year old Gemma is kidnapped from Bangkok airport and taken to the

The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa, The Sheltering Sky is at once

Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, #2)

Dune Messiah (Dune Chronicles, #2) Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known and feared as the man christened Muad Dib As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses power than a single man was ever meant

Nobody Hugs a Cactus

Nobody Hugs a Cactus Celebrated artist and lead character designer of Brave, Ratatouille, and Despicable Me, Carter Goodrich, shows that sometimes, even the prickliest people or the crankiest cacti need a little love Hank is the prickliest cactus in the entire world He sits in a pot in a window that faces the empty