Books about Wistful

  1. The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

    by Ernest Hemingway
    Collection of short stories depicting the human experience in all its complexities.

    THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as ... (Goodreads)

  2. In Our Time

    by Ernest Hemingway
    A collection of short stories exploring themes of war, nature, and human relationships.

    First published in 1925, earning Hemingway praise as a promising American writer. Contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories. This volume introduces readers to ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Catcher in the Rye

    by J.D. Salinger
    A teenage boy's journey of self-discovery, navigating complexities of the adult world.

    An angry, depressed 16-year-old (Holden Caulfield) lives in an unspecified institution in California after the end of World War II . After his discharge within a month, he intends to go live with his ... (Wikipedia)

  4. A Separate Peace

    by John Knowles
    A coming-of-age story about two boys and their complex friendship set during World War II.

    Gene Forrester returns to his old prep school, Devon (a thinly veiled portrayal of Knowles's alma mater, Phillips Exeter Academy ), , 15 years after he graduated, to visit two places he regards as ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    by C.S. Lewis
    Four siblings embark on an epic journey, discovering a magical kingdom and their destinies.

    Narnia… the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter, a magical country waiting to be set free. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's ... (Goodreads)

  6. A Soldier of the Great War

    by Mark Helprin
    An old man recounts his life as a soldier in World War I, reflecting on love, loss, and the human condition.

    From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin, a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war. Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of ... (Goodreads)

  7. Angela's Ashes

    by Frank McCourt
    A memoir of poverty and hardship in 1930s Ireland, and a family's struggle to survive.

    Imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion. This is a glorious book that bears all the marks of a classic. "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to ... (Goodreads)

  8. Emily of New Moon

    by L.M. Montgomery
    A young girl's coming of age story, learning to embrace her unique imagination and identity.

    Similar to her earlier and more famous, Anne of Green Gables, series, the Emily novels depicted life through the eyes of a young orphan girl, Emily Starr , who is raised by her relatives after her ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Small Island

    by Andrea Levy
    A story of post-WWII immigration, exploring themes of identity, belonging, and racism.

    Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received ... (Goodreads)

  10. Oedipus at Colonus

    by Sophocles
    An aging Oedipus, on his final journey, finds solace and redemption.

    Led by Antigone, Oedipus enters the village of Colonus and sits down on a stone. They are approached by a villager, who demands that they leave, because that ground is sacred to the Furies , or ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Play It As It Lays

    by Joan Didion
    A woman's search for identity amidst the glamour and emptiness of 1960s Hollywood.

    The novel begins with an internal monologue by the 31-year-old Maria Wyeth, followed by short reminiscences of her friend Helene, and ex-husband, film producer Carter Lang. The further narration is ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Poetry of Robert Frost

    by Robert Frost
    Collection of masterfully crafted poems examining the beauty, challenges and complexities of life.

    A feast for lovers of American literature-the work of our greatest poet, redesigned and relaunched for a new generation of readers No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. From "The ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. Embers

    by Sándor Márai
    A story of a lifelong friendship between two men that is tested by secrets and betrayal.

    Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a ... (Goodreads)

  14. Silk

    by Alessandro Baricco
    Adventure of a 19th century French trader who travels to Japan to find rare silkworm eggs.

    The novel tells the story of a French silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler named Hervé Joncour in 19th century France who travels to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Labyrinths: Selected Stories & Other Writings

    by Jorge Luis Borges
    A collection of metaphysical tales and philosophical musings exploring the nature of reality.

    Although his work has been restricted to the short story, the essay, and poetry, Jorge Luis Borges of Argentina is recognized all over the world as one of the most original and significant figures in ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Last Battle

    by C.S. Lewis
    Epic conclusion to the Chronicles of Narnia, with a battle between good and evil.

    In the north of Narnia, a clever and greedy ape named Shift persuades a well-meaning but simple-minded donkey called Puzzle to dress in a lion's skin (an echo from Aesop's story of The Ass in the ... (Wikipedia)

  17. An Unnecessary Woman

    by Rabih Alameddine
    An aging woman's reflections on life, love, and literature.

    One of Beirut’s most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati , with a heartrending novel that celebrates the singular life of an obsessive introvert, ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

    by Robert Frost
    Collection of poems exploring the power of choice, the passage of time, and the beauty of nature.

    "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." These deceptively simple lines from the title poem of this collection suggest Robert ... (Goodreads)

  19. A Month in the Country

    by J.L. Carr
    A man's journey of personal and spiritual redemption, set in rural England during WWI.

    In J. L. Carr's deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently ... (Goodreads)

  20. Buchmendel

    by Stefan Zweig

    في هاتين القصتين يرسم زفايغ بلغة الفن أثر الحرب حتى في من لم يشارك فيها من خلال شخصيتين فريتين كلتاهما حبيسة عالم خاص بها وحدها ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Leopard

    by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    Epic story of a Sicilian nobleman's struggle to preserve his family and their way of life in a rapidly changing world.

    Most of the novel is set during the time of the, Risorgimento, , specifically during the period when Giuseppe Garibaldi , the hero of Italian unification, swept through Sicily with his forces, known ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Snow Child

    by Eowyn Ivey
    A couple's dream of a child comes true in the Alaskan wilderness, but with unexpected consequences.

    Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she ... (Goodreads)

  23. Summer Blonde

    by Adrian Tomine
    A collection of short stories exploring the complexities of modern relationships and the human condition.

    Adrian Tomine's cult comix series Optic Nerve is finally collected into one sharp-looking hardcover volume. Described as the Raymond Carver of comix, Tomine constructs tales of emotional ... (Goodreads)

  24. A Moveable Feast

    by Ernest Hemingway
    A memoir of Hemingway's life in 1920s Paris, exploring its rich bohemian culture.

    Hemingway's memories of his life as an unknown writer living in Paris in the twenties are deeply personal, warmly affectionate, and full of wit. Looking back not only at his own much younger self, ... (Goodreads)

  25. Some Rain Must Fall

    by Karl Ove Knausgård

    Femte bind av den selvbiografiske romanen Min kamp er skrevet med voldsom kraft og oppriktighet. Karl Ove flytter til Bergen for å gå på Skrivekunstakademiet. Det blir en gedigen skuffelse; han vil ... (Goodreads)

  26. Sag Harbor

    by Colson Whitehead
    A coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1985, following a group of African American teenagers in Sag Harbor, Long Island.

    School's finally out for the summer and the return to Sag Harbor is in full swing. Teenage brothers Benji and Reggie Cooper escape their majority white preparatory academy in Manhattan. Still clad in ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Stone Angel

    by Margaret Laurence
    An elderly woman reflects on her life and relationships with family, friends, and society.

    In a series of vignettes , The Stone Angel tells the story of Hagar Shipley, a 90-year-old woman struggling to come to grips with a life of intransigence and loss. The themes of pride and the ... (Wikipedia)

  28. The Big Rock Candy Mountain

    by Wallace Stegner
    The story of the Mason family's struggles and hardships as they move from place to place in search of a better life.

    Elsa leaves her family home after breaking with her widowed father when he becomes remarried to Elsa's best friend. She moves to North Dakota where she meets Bo Mason, who runs an illegal saloon or ... (Wikipedia)

  29. The Blue Castle

    by L.M. Montgomery
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery, learning to take control of her life and find true happiness.

    Valancy Stirling is twenty-nine, unmarried (and thus considered an " old maid "), and has lived her entire life with her nagging mother and gossip-minded extended family who actively discourage ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Time Regulation Institute

    by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
    A story of change, struggle and nostalgia in a rapidly modernizing Istanbul.

    The main character is Hayri İrdal, who narrates the novel and presents it like a memoir. , The novel discusses his and other people's formation of the Time Regulation Institute, which changes the ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Paroles: Selected Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, #9)

    by Jacques Prévert

    Rappelle-toi Barbara Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest ce jour là Et tu marchais souriante Épanouie ravie ruisselante Sous la pluie Rappelle-toi Barbara... Oh Barbara Quelle connerie la guerre ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Good Soldier

    by Ford Madox Ford
    A chronicle of the lives of two couples, weaving together tragedy, deceit, and self-deception.

    The Good Soldier is narrated by the character John Dowell, half of one of the couples whose dissolving relationships form the subject of the novel. Dowell tells the story of those dissolutions, plus ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Crossing to Safety

    by Wallace Stegner
    An exploration of friendship, the power of love, and the nature of life's transitions.

    Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Tie That Binds

    by Kent Haruf
    A family saga set in rural Colorado, exploring the ties that bind us together and the secrets that tear us apart.

    The story opens with the narrator, Sanders Roscoe, defending his neighbor Edith Goodnough to a reporter trying to dig up dirt on her. She has been accused of murdering her brother Lyman. Sanders ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Disney's Beauty and the Beast

    by Teddy Slater
    A powerful story of bravery and self-sacrifice, in which a young woman falls in love with a Beast.

    Come be our guest in the Beast’s castle where teapots talk, spoons dance, and beautiful Belle discovers that things are never quite as they seem. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is retold in the ... (Goodreads)

  36. Under the Volcano

    by Malcolm Lowry
    A day in the life of an alcoholic British consul in Mexico, struggling with his inner demons and relationships.

    Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's ... (Goodreads)

  37. Dear Life

    by Alice Munro
    A collection of stories of ordinary people facing extraordinary moments of change and transformation.

    Suffused with Munro's clarity of vision and her unparalleled gift for storytelling, these tales about departures and beginnings, accidents and dangers, and outgoings and homecomings both imagined and ... (Goodreads)

  38. Johnny Got His Gun

    by Dalton Trumbo
    A young soldier's harrowing journey through physical and psychological trauma of WWI.

    Joe Bonham, a young American soldier serving in World War I , awakens in a hospital bed after being caught in the blast of an exploding artillery shell . He gradually realizes that he has lost his ... (Wikipedia)

  39. The Stories of John Cheever

    by John Cheever
    A collection of short stories that explore the human condition in the modern era.

    Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Machine Stops

    by E.M. Forster
    A dystopian tale of a society reliant on technology, and the consequences of over-dependence.

    The story describes a world in which most of the human population has lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. Each individual now lives in isolation below ground in a standard room, ... (Wikipedia)

  41. Cities of the Plain

    by Cormac McCarthy
    Two cowboys in love struggle to survive in a changing world. Their bond is tested when they encounter a violent pimp and his young prostitute.

    The story opens in 1952. John Grady Cole (the protagonist of, All the Pretty Horses, ) and Billy Parham (the protagonist of, The Crossing, ) work together on a cattle ranch south of Alamogordo , New ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniatures

    by Stefan Zweig

    Éste es probablemente el libro más famoso de Stefan Zweig. En él lleva a su cima el arte de la miniatura histórica y literaria. Muy variados son los acontecimientos que reúne bajo el título de ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    A man's journey through life in reverse, exploring the meaning of life and death.

    In 1860 Baltimore , Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, already capable of speech. His father Roger invites neighborhood boys to play with him and orders him to play ... (Wikipedia)

  44. A Quiet Life in the Country

    by T.E. Kinsey
    A detective's investigation into mysterious events that threaten a quiet rural community.

    Revised edition: This edition of, A Quiet Life In The Country, includes editorial revisions. Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and ... (Goodreads)

  45. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

    by José Saramago
    A poet's journey of self-discovery in Portugal during the dictatorship of António de Oliveira Salazar.

    The world's threats are universal like the sun but Ricardo Reis takes shelter under his own shadow. Back in Lisbon after sixteen years practicing medicine in Brazil, Ricardo Reis wanders the ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Dream Songs

    by John Berryman
    A collection of 385 poems, narrated by a character named Henry, exploring themes of love, loss, and mental illness.

    This edition combines, The Dream Songs, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965, and, His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1969 and contains all 385 ... (Goodreads)

  47. Out of Mind

    by J. Bernlef
    A man's journey to regain his memories and his identity.

    Maarten Klein verliest langzaam maar zeker zijn greep op de werkelijkheid. Hij kan heden en verleden niet meer onderscheiden, wil plotseling weer naar zijn werk en ziet zijn echtgenote voor een ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Wapshot Chronicle

    by John Cheever
    The Wapshot family's decline from wealth and prestige to dysfunction and despair in a small New England town.

    Meet the Wapshots of St Botolphs. There is Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea-dog and would-be suicide; his licentious older son, Moses; and Moses's adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. ... (Goodreads)

  49. The General in His Labyrinth

    by Gabriel García Márquez
    An aging general embarks on a journey to the end of his life, reflecting on his past and the legacy he will leave behind.

    The novel is written in the third-person with flashbacks to specific events in the life of Simón Bolívar, "the General". It begins on May 8, 1830 in Santa Fe de Bogotá . The General is preparing for ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The Buried Giant

    by Kazuo Ishiguro
    An elderly couple's journey through a mythical land, confronting the forgotten secrets of the past.

    Following the death of King Arthur , Saxons and Britons live in harmony. Along with everyone else in their community, Axl and Beatrice, an elderly Briton couple, suffer from severe selective amnesia ... (Wikipedia)

  51. The World of Yesterday

    by Stefan Zweig
    Autobiography of a Jewish writer, describing the intellectual and social life of fin de siècle Europe.

    The World of Yesterday, mailed to his publisher a few days before Stefan Zweig took his life in 1942, has become a classic of the memoir genre. Originally titled “Three Lives,” the memoir describes ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Dying Animal

    by Philip Roth
    A professor reflects on mortality, grappling with romantic relationships and the fear of death.

    Kepesh is fascinated by the beautiful young Consuela Castillo, a student in one of his courses. An erotic liaison is formed between the two; Kepesh becomes obsessively enamored of his lover's ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Chronicles of Avonlea

    by L.M. Montgomery
    A collection of short stories set in the fictional town of Avonlea, featuring charming characters and heartwarming tales.

    On Prince Edward Island, where Anne Shirley grew up in the sea-sprayed town of Avonlea, there was no shortage of wonderful stories. There was the case of Ludovic Speed, who wouldn't propose to the ... (Goodreads)

  54. En attendant Bojangles

    by Olivier Bourdeaut

    Sous le regard émerveillé de leur fils, ils dansent sur Mr. Bojangles de Nina Simone. Leur amour est magique, vertigineux, une fête perpétuelle. Chez eux, il n'y a de place que pour le plaisir, la ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Blue Bistro

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    Adrienne lands a job at a popular Nantucket restaurant, but her boss is a mystery. As she falls in love, she uncovers secrets about the restaurant's past.

    Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club , invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling new novel. Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years ... (Goodreads)

  56. English Creek

    by Ivan Doig
    A coming-of-age story set in Montana during the 1930s, exploring the complexities of family, love, and loss.

    In this prize-winning portrait of a time and place—Montana in the 1930s—that at once inspires and fulfills a longing for an explicable past, Ivan Doig has created one of the most captivating families ... (Goodreads)

  57. Harvest

    by Jim Crace
    A small English village is disrupted by the arrival of outsiders, leading to a struggle for survival and a loss of innocence.

    Harvest tells the story of a remote English village as economic progress disrupts pastoral idyll following the Enclosure Act . The protagonist, Walter Thirsk, tells the story from his perspective, ... (Wikipedia)

  58. How Green Was My Valley

    by Richard Llewellyn
    A Welsh family struggles with the destruction of their ancestral home and a changing way of life.

    The novel is set in South Wales during the reign of Queen Victoria . It tells the story of the Morgans, a respectable mining family of the South Wales Valleys , through the eyes of one of the sons, ... (Wikipedia)

  59. The Life Before Us

    by Romain Gary

    زندگی در پیش‌رو، داستان زندگی پسری چهارده‌ساله است به نام «محمد» که مومو خوانده می‌شود. مادر مومو فاحشه بوده، و فاحشه‌ها در فرانسه حق پرورش فرزند خویش را ندارند، مومو نزد «مادام رُزا» زندگی می‌کند. ... (Goodreads)

  60. The Magnificent Ambersons

    by Booth Tarkington
    The story of a family's rise and fall, and the changing landscape of a small town.

    The story is set in a largely fictionalized version of Indianapolis, and much of it was inspired by the neighborhood of Woodruff Place . , , The novel and trilogy trace the growth of the United ... (Wikipedia)

  61. Faces in the Crowd

    by Valeria Luiselli
    A fragmented narrative of a Mexican woman living in New York City, exploring the complexities of identity and language.

    In Mexico City, a young mother is writing a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. In Harlem, a translator is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet. ... (Goodreads)

  62. We Live in Water

    by Jess Walter
    A collection of short stories that explore the lives of ordinary people in the Pacific Northwest.

    ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2019 From the, New York Times, bestselling author of, Beautiful Ruins, the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter—a suite of diverse and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  63. Farewell Waltz

    by Milan Kundera
    A man reflects on love, life and loss, as he slowly moves away from his youth.

    The book is split up into five sections, each corresponding to a day. On the first day, Klíma the trumpeter receives a phone call from Růžena who claims that she is pregnant from the time Klíma and ... (Wikipedia)

  64. It's Not Summer Without You

    by Jenny Han
    A teenage girl's summer of romance, friendship, and family secrets.

    Belly finds out what comes after falling in love in this follow-up to, The Summer I Turned Pretty, from the, New York Times, bestselling author of, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, (now a major ... (Barnes & Noble)

  65. The Course of Love

    by Alain de Botton
    A realistic portrayal of a couple's relationship, from the initial infatuation to the challenges of long-term commitment.

    “An engrossing tale [that] provides plenty of food for thought” ( People , Best New Books pick), this playful, wise, and profoundly moving second novel from the internationally bestselling author of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  66. Uncle Vanya

    by Anton Chekhov
    A study of the ennui and monotony of rural life, with characters struggling with their place in the world.

    A garden in Professor Serebryakov's country estate. Astrov and Marina discuss how old Astrov has grown, and his boredom with his life as a country doctor. Vanya enters, and complains of the ... (Wikipedia)

  67. Miles to Go

    by Richard Paul Evans
    A man's journey of healing and self-discovery, learning to let go of the past.

    Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Grass Harp, Including A Tree of Night and Other Stories

    by Truman Capote
    A collection of three stories, including the titular "The Grass Harp," exploring the complexities of human relationships and emotions.

    Set on the outskirts of a small Southern town, The Grass Harp tells the story of three endearing misfits–an orphaned boy and two whimsical old ladies--who one day take up residence in a tree house. ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Cookbook Collector

    by Allegra Goodman
    Two sisters navigate love, work, and life in the early days of the dot-com boom, one running a bookstore and the other a startup.

    Heralded as “a modern day Jane Austen” by USA Today , National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman has compelled and delighted hundreds of thousands of readers. ... (Goodreads)

  70. İçimizdeki Şeytan

    by Sabahattin Ali
    A young man's experience of life and love in a repressive society.

    "İçimizdeki Şeytan", Sabahattin Ali'nin 1940 yılında yayımladığı bir romandır. Roman, Macide ve Ömer isimli iki önemli karakterin aşkını içerir. Eserde kişilerin iç konuşmaları ve kendileri ile ... (Barnes & Noble)

  71. Book of Longing

    by Leonard Cohen
    A collection of poetry and drawings exploring love, loss, and spirituality. Cohen's signature wit and melancholy shine through.

    Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly ... (Goodreads)

  72. Oblomov

    by Ivan Goncharov
    A story of a man's struggle to break free from his life of stagnation and inactivity.

    The novel focuses on the life of the main character, Ilya Ilyich Oblomov. Oblomov is a member of the upper middle class and the son of a member of Russia's nineteenth-century landed gentry. Oblomov's ... (Wikipedia)

  73. Moominpappa's Memoirs

    by Tove Jansson
    Moominpappa recounts his adventurous youth, from running away to sea to founding a utopian society.

    Moominpappa has written his autobiography of his amazing life, and he tells it to his son Moomintroll , and to Moomintroll's friends, Sniff and Snufkin . In his tale, he at first was left at an ... (Wikipedia)

  74. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

    by Walter Mosley
    An elderly man with dementia is given a chance to regain his memories and seek revenge. A poignant exploration of memory, love, and redemption.

    A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. Ptolemy Grey is ninety-one years old and has been all but forgotten-by his family, his ... (Goodreads)

  75. Collected Poems

    by Philip Larkin
    A collection of Philip Larkin's poems, exploring themes of love, death, and the human condition with a sharp wit and melancholic tone.

    One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of his poems published during his lifetime. Collected Poems brings together not only ... (Goodreads)

  76. First Frost

    by Sarah Addison Allen
    A magical story of a family rediscovering its true identity and the power of love.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves.. It's October in Bascom, ... (Goodreads)

  77. The Radetzky March

    by Joseph Roth
    The decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is chronicled through the story of three generations of the Trotta family.

    Radetzky March relates the stories of three generations of the Trotta family, professional Austro-Hungarian soldiers and career bureaucrats of Slovenian origin — from their zenith during the empire ... (Wikipedia)

  78. Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog

    by Garth Stein
    A heartwarming tale of a dog named Enzo, who believes in the power of love and the human spirit.

    Now a family friendly major motion picture from Fox 2000 Studios—featuring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo the dog! In this young readers’ edition of the, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  79. The Midnight Rose

    by Lucinda Riley
    A dual narrative of a young Indian girl and a British actress, connected by a mysterious rose. A tale of love, loss, and family secrets.

    Spanning four generations,, The Midnight Rose, sweeps from the glittering palaces of the great maharajas of India to the majestic stately homes of England, following the extraordinary life of a ... (Goodreads)

  80. Light of the World

    by James Lee Burke
    Detective Dave Robicheaux investigates a series of murders while dealing with his own personal demons in the Louisiana bayou.

    James Lee Burke introduces his most evil character yet in the twentieth thriller in the bestselling Dave Robicheaux series., A New York Times bestselling author many times over, James Lee Burke is a ... (Goodreads)

  81. Fair and Tender Ladies

    by Lee Smith
    A series of letters from Ivy Rowe, a woman from the Appalachian Mountains, detailing her life, loves, and struggles.

    From Ivy Rowe's birth on Blue Star Mountain, her life is full of passion and longing as she writes letters to family and friends. Ivy's talent as a budding writer is recognized early on, but just as ... (Goodreads)

  82. Men Without Women

    by Ernest Hemingway
    Collection of short stories exploring the lives of men and their struggles with love, loss, and loneliness.

    CLASSIC SHORT STORIES FROM THE MASTER OF AMERICAN FICTION First published in 1927, Men Without Women represents some of Hemingway's most important and compelling early writing. In these fourteen ... (Goodreads)

  83. On the Heights of Despair

    by Emil M. Cioran
    A philosophical exploration of the human condition, despair, and the meaninglessness of existence.

    Born of a terrible insomnia—"a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell"—this book presents the youthful Emil Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his ... (Goodreads)

  84. The Night of the Iguana

    by Tennessee Williams
    A defrocked priest, a group of women, and a tour guide collide in a Mexican hotel. A story of love, lust, and redemption.

    At a shabby hotel in Mexico, c 1940, various American tourists, including a defrocked minister and a moody spinster, are unsettled, body and soul, by the bawdy broad who's running the joint. Sensual ... (Goodreads)

  85. How Not To Be a Boy

    by Robert Webb
    A humorous yet poignant look at the expectations of men and the search for self-acceptance.

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