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Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

by Curtis Sittenfeld

Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, "Eligible" both honors and updates Jane Austen s "Pride and Prejudice." Tackling gender, class, courtship, and family, Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as ... Read More

The Nest

The Nest

by Cynthia D Sweeney

A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives. Every family has its problems. But ... Read More

The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

The Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle

by Rick Riordan

How do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage ... Read More

Red River

Red River (1948)

directed by Howard Hawks
featuring John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray

John Wayne -- showing off a darker side to his screen persona than we'd previously seen -- portrays Thomas Dunson, a frontiersman who, with his longtime partner Nadine Groot (Walter Brennan), ... Read More

Spirit

Spirit (1968)

by Spirit

Spirit's debut unveiled a band that seemed determine to out-eclecticize everybody else on the California psychedelic scene, with its melange of rock, jazz, blues, folk-rock, and even a bit of ... Read More

'Earth Day, Every Day: It starts with you!'

Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration, not just for the human spirit but for nature as well. A time to begin anew? As you take a look around, ask yourself what you can do to make your environment and the planet a better and healthier place to live.[…] Read More

'Precious Stones: The Art of the Short Story'

Think of bood red rubies, depthless emeralds, knife- sharp obsidian: these set into carefully worked settings, a filigree of delicate silver, a cup of gold, a band of carved wood. Much like the aching and precise work that goes into making a unique bed for a polished stone, the short[…] Read More

'Gardening Books for Fun and Profit'

Gardening seems to have been around since 10,000 BC.  That?s when historians believe people first started to enclose outdoor spaces to keep out animals and marauders.  Today we may only have to enclose our gardens from pets and the mail man but we are still gardening.  I remember when I[…] Read More