In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.
A graphic tribute to the African-American blues experience traces the story of the fictional Lem Taylor and Ironwood Malcott, who tour the juke joints and cornfields of Depression-era Arkansas, where they take self-compromising risks and perform blues music to earn their food.
Caring for her ill husband and son in 1953 San Francisco, dutiful housewife Pearlie questions everything she has ever believed about her husband after the appearance of a stranger who mysteriously offers her a considerable sum of money.
Louisa, a young chambermaid at the Hotel New Yorker, forms an unlikely friendship—based on a mutual fascination with pigeons—with the hotel's most famous resident, eccentric and pioneering inventor Nikola Tesla, during his final days.
When Jane Levitsky, an expert in the field of nineteenth-century Russian literature, stumbles upon evidence that Masha Karkova, the wife of novelist Grigory Karkov, may have been more than a muse to her famed husband, she has no idea that her discovery will set in motion a chain of events that could unravel her own marriage and career. Reader's Guide available.
In The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes the reader to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills.—From amazon.com.