Written with wit and wisdom, James Van Ness' exploration of the revolutionary era should be required for anyone claiming a connection to the incident in Boston in 1773, and for anyone who hopes to understand the present state of politics in America.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing …
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life. Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.Praise for Still Life with Bread CrumbsThere comes a moment in every novelists career when she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, thats utterly her own. Anna Quindlens marvelous romantic comedy of manners is just such a book. . . . Taken as a whole, Quindlens writings represent a generous and moving interrogation of womens experience across the lines of class and race. [Still Life with Bread Crumbs] proves all the more moving because of its light, sophisticated humor. Quindlens least overtly political novel, it packs perhaps the most serious punch. . . . Quindlen has delivered a novel that will have staying power all its own.The New York Times Book Review[A] wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life.MinneapolisStar TribuneQuindlens astute observations . . . are the sorts of details every writer and reader lives for.Chicago Tribune[Anna] Quindlens seventh novel offers the literary equivalent of comfort food. . . . She still has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of her generation.NPREnchanting . . . [The protagonists] photographs are celebrated for turning the minutiae of womens lives into unforgettable images, and Quindlen does the same here with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.PeopleCharming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure.USA TodayWith spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen]crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.Library Journal Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.Publishers Weekly Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that its never too late to embrace lifes second chances.Booklist Profound . . . engaging.Kirkus Reviews
This novel of international espionage begins with a bizarre terrorist attack meant to discredit a secret society that has been attempting to steer historical events for more than a century. Join Jay Brandon to learn more about this riveting read.
The Legendary Life of Bee Ho Gray is a new biography about one of the most versatile and interesting figures in the history of Western performance. Join Clark to learn more about his once-famous American legend.
A bittersweet masterpiece filled with longing and hope, Jennie Shortridges emotional novel explores the raw, tender complexities of relationships and personal identity. Who is Lucie Walker? Even Lucie herself cant answer that question after she comes to, confused and up to her knees in the chilly …
A bittersweet masterpiece filled with longing and hope, Jennie Shortridges emotional novel explores the raw, tender complexities of relationships and personal identity. Who is Lucie Walker? Even Lucie herself cant answer that question after she comes to, confused and up to her knees in the chilly San Francisco Bay. Back home in Seattle, she adjusts to life with amnesia, growing unsettled by the clues she finds to the selfish, carefully guarded person she used to be. Will she ever fall in love with her handsome, kindhearted fianc, Grady? Can he devote himself to the vulnerable, easygoing Lucie 2.0, who is so unlike her controlling former self? When Lucie learns that Grady has been hiding some very painful secrets that could change the course of their relationship, she musters the courage to search for the shocking, long-repressed childhood memories that will finally set her free.
Join us in celebrating the winners of the Texas Association of Authors’ fourth annual Book Awards Contest. We’ll have readings and book signings with the winners of the Fiction and Poetry categories.