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And with an eerie presentiment of evil tightening her heart, the second Mrs. Renee D. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read.

She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge.

But all of that is gone now Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. Shaz H. Here are some of the remarkable Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.

It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. Fianna R. Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, had a fervent love of stories and practices not only within his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. Alas, the ship sinks--and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a pound Bengal tiger.

Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can Pi and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they do? Heather M. A classic novel of hte s, this powerful story about life in a mental hospital is told by a half-Indian patient called Chief Bromden. The Chief will not talk, and he has deceived the staff into thinking him deaf and dumb; but through his self-imposed protective fog he is an acute observer.

To him the head of the ward, known as Big Nurse, is the very source of evil, destroying men's wills and reducing them to mindless obedience. Soon a lustful, brawling, life-loving new inmate, Randle Patrick McMurphy, alights in this cuckoo's nest. Horrified by the rule of Big Nurse, McMurphy resolves to oppose her. What happens when she is forced to us her ultimate weapon against him provides the story's shocking climax. When orphaned Mary Lennox, lonely and sad, comes to live at her uncle's great house on the Yorkshire moors, she finds it full of secrets.

At night, she hears the sound of crying down one of the long corridors.

Outside, she meets Dickon, a magical boy who can charm and talk to animals. Then, one day, with the help of a friendly robin, Mary discovers the most mysterious wonder of all--a secret garden, walled and locked, which has been completely forgotten for years and years. Is everything in the garden dead, or can Mary bring it back to life? Charity S. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Farhenheit by Ray Bardbury. Holes by Louis Sachar. 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 been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep.

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There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment -- and redemption. Don't panic! You're not timetripping! It's the tenth anniversary of the publication of Douglas Adams's zany, best-selling novel, and to celebrate Harmony is reissuing a special edition of this cult classic!

By now the story is legendary. Arthur Dent, mild-mannered, out-to-lunch earth-ling, is Arthur Dent, mild-mannered, out-to-lunch earth-ling, is plucked from his planet by his friend Ford Prefect just seconds before it was demolished to make way for a hyper-space bypass. Ford, posing as an out-of-work actor, is a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together the gruesome twosome begin their now-famous inter-galactic journey through time, space and best-sellerdom.

For Hitchhiker fanatics you know who you are! The Green Mile by Stephen King. Read this history-making serial novel -- from cliffhanger to cliffhanger -- in its entirety. When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list -- simultaneously When it first appeared, one volume per month, Stephen King's The Green Mile was an unprecedented publishing triumph: all six volumes ended up on the New York Times bestseller list -- simultaneously -- and delighted millions of fans the world over.

Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working the Mile. But he's never seen anyone like John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity.

In this place of ultimate retribution, Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it.

District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss. The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem.

To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, the bestselling author of "The Kite Runner" shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.

First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights -- the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners -- Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis in grueling hours of meditation, struggling to still her churning mind. Finally, a balancing act in Bali, where Gilbert tries for equipoise "betwixt and between" realms, studies with a merry medicine man and plunges into a charged love affair. Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year's cultural and emotional tapestry -- conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor -- as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote and impression.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Romeo is forced to approach Juliet in secret because of the impassioned rivalry between his family, the Montagues--and Romeo is forced to approach Juliet in secret because of the impassioned rivalry between his family, the Montagues--and Juliet's, the Capulets. Despite the intensity of their family's mutual disdain, the young lovers strive to marry. However, fate intervenes to keep them apart, and, when the Montagues and Capulets discover the folly of their ways, it's too late for Romeo and Juliet.

Ronnie G. Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever.

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Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Newbery Medal Winner Laura E. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house.

At first, no one believes her when she tells At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever. Wendy R. January London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject.

Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends -- and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society -- born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island -- boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives.

Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Allie B. Watership Down by Richard Adams. One of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams's Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyond our cities and towns.

It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community Amanda H. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallmomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder.

But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly up. In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.

At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She's Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price. Sherry G.

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Shervivor - ,. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous. First published in , GO ASK ALICE was presented as the diary of a real teenaged girl whose descent into drug addition ushered her into a dark world of debauchery, abuse, and prostitution that eventually led to her death. Riding on the coattails of the s, this provocative recipe of peer Riding on the coattails of the s, this provocative recipe of peer pressure, sexual experimentation, and crazed drug use reflected America's increasing curiosity regarding drugs and addiction--particularly among the middle class.

The first entries tell of Alice's trials and tribulations as a typical high school student fretting over boys, her looks, friends, and her relationship with her parents. Then, while attending a party, Alice is unknowingly given a drink spiked with LSD. Although confused by the experience, she is also liberated by the lack of inhibition she feels on acid, and eagerly begins experimenting with various drugs. The diary follows Alice's ever-increasing drug dependence, her deteriorating relationship with her family, and her life on the streets after she repeatedly runs away from home.

Throughout, Alice faces many difficult, dark experiences and makes several attempts to free herself from her addiction.

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There has been a great deal of debate over whether or not there was a real Alice or if the character is actually a composite based on the experiences of several people. Editor Beatrice Sparks is said to have significantly embellished many details. Regardless of its authenticity, Alice's harrowing experiences continue to fascinate and intrigue teenagers because the story delivers a stern lecture about drugs within the format of a "real" teen's diary. Set against the turbulent years of the Napoleonic era, Alexandre Dumas's thrilling adventure story is one of the most widely read romantic novels of all time.

The story of his long, intolerable years in captivity, his miraculous escape, and his carefully wrought revenge creates a dramatic tale of mystery and intrigue and paints a vision of France -- a dazzling, dueling, exuberant France -- that has become immortal. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley's mighty novel of a soulless, streamlined Eden is the twentieth century's most brilliant profound and terrifying evocation of the future our civilization may be creating.

Brave New World is Huxley's prophetic vision of natural man in an unnatural world, where freedom Brave New World is Huxley's prophetic vision of natural man in an unnatural world, where freedom lies dead and all our concepts of morality are forgotten - an open-eyed, shocking look at a frighteningly possible tomorrow. Denise S. Dargent -.

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Paris, July Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel d'Hiv roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May Paris, May On Vel d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past.

Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv, to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life. Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.

Keitha M. An alluring tour de force: a brilliant debut novel told with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism as the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love, always elusive, is scorned as illusion.

Sayuri's story begins in a poor fishing village in , when, as a nine-year-old with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Through her eyes, we see the decadent heart of Gion--the geisha district of Kyoto--with its marvelous teahouses and theaters, narrow back alleys, ornate temples, and artists' streets.

And we witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. But as World War II erupts and the geisha houses are forced to close, Sayuri, with little money and even less food, must reinvent herself all over again to find a rare kind of freedom on her own terms.

Memoirs of a Geisha is a book of nuances and vivid metaphor, of memorable characters rendered with humor and pathos. And though the story is rich with detail and a vast knowledge of history, it is the transparent, seductive voice of Sayuri that the reader remembers. A dazzling literary achievement of empathy and grace by an extraordinary new writer. Erin A. At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.

White Oleander by Janet Fitch. Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brillant, obsessed poet who wields her luminous beauty to intimidate and manipulate men. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery - but their idyll is shattered when Astrid's mother falls Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery - but their idyll is shattered when Astrid's mother falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, Ingrid murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison.

Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be learned. With determination and humor, Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty, and strives to learn who a motherless child in an indifferent world can become. Tough, irrepressible, funny, and warm, Astrid is one of the most indelible characters in recent fiction.

Written with exquisite beauty and grace, this is a compelling debut by an author poised to join the ranks of today's most gifted novelists. The Road by Cormac McCarthy. At once brutal and tender, despairing and rashly hopeful, spare of language and profoundly moving, this work is a fierce and haunting meditation on the tenuous divide between civilization and savagery, and the essential, sometimes terrifying power of filial love.

The Princess Bride by William Goldman. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Lisa H. FlouncePony - ,. Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes. It received further acclaim as a memorable television drama, and as a motion picture production. The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough. Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life. This newly illustrated edition of Island of the Blue This newly illustrated edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins, a Newbery Award-winning novel published in , includes fourteen full-color paintings by a master watercolorist.

Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's future by killing herself, and where a woman can live on, knowing she has lost her entire life.

The daughters know one side of their mothers, but they don't know about their earlier, never-spoken-of, lives in China. The mothers want love and obedience from their daughters, but they don't know the gifts that the daughters keep to themselves. Heartwarming and bittersweet, this is a novel for mothers, daughters, and those that love them. This "bold And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

When Alex Haley was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called "the African" who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex Haley spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him.

In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of "the African"--Kunta Kinte, as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in While Haley created certain unknown details of his family history, ROOTS is definitely based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people--slaves and freedmen, farmers and lawyers, an architect, teacher--and one acclaimed author--descended from Kunte Kinte.

But with this book, Haley did more than recapture the history of his own family. He popularized genealogy for people of all races and colors; and in so doing, wrote one of the most important and beloved books of all time, a true Modern Classic. Kathy F. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine.

Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut-—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

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Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders.

His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister. Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long.

Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives. Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story.

Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title—offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. They fled to London, seeking safety, and found each other--Dr.


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Manette, falsely imprisoned for decades; his daughter, Lucie, whose stunning beauty was matched by her loyalty and grace; and Charles Darnay, who abandoned a royal title he hated to risk being called a traitor in France, a spy in England. Together, their love touched the hearts of even stodgy banker Mr.

Lorry and cynical, jaded lawyer Sydney Carton But in Paris, the fires of revolution exploded in uncontrollable fury. The noble goals of freedom fighters became the crazed bloodbath called the Reign of Terror. And when three exiles returned home on an errand of mercy, they were trapped in a nightmare of mock trials and made rage. Once in Paris, nothing could save Darnay, Lucie, or Manette Except a miracle.

Laura M. It by Stephen King. They were just kids when they stumbled upon the hidden horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. History and fiction merge seamlessly in this luminous novel about artistic vision and sensual awakening. Girl with a Pearl Earring tells the story of sixteen-year-old Griet, whose life is transformed by her brief encounter with genius The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.

From the Paperback edition. Two sisters competing for the greatest prize: the love of a king When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen.

However, she soon However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family? Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands. A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart.

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. One of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished American in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

Sorely wounded and Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, Inman, a Confederate soldier, decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and to Ada, the woman he loved there years before. His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign.

At the same time, Ada is trying to revive her father's derelict farm and learn to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away. As it interweaves their stories, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic American Odyssey--hugely powerful, majestically lovely, and keenly moving. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. In it, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a Grosse Pointe girls' school in , finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry blond classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls.

In fact, "Cal" is not really a girl at all, and he tries to determine his true identity as he traces the rare gene responsible for his condition through his Detroit Greek family, back to the grandparents who fled to America after the Turks sacked Smyrna in Jeffrey Eugenides' novel is a grand fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, difficult promptings of desire. Middlesex begins as a generous, tragi-comic family chronicle of immigration and assimilation, becomes along the way a social novel about Detroit, perhaps the most symbolic of American cities, and incorporates a heart-breaking tale of growing up awkward and lonely in '70s suburbia.

It's a big, affectionate, often hilarious book. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This is the story of young Victor Frankenstein, who longed to seek out the answers to life and death. Day and night he worked to create something that the world had never seen. But he did not know that one day his efforts would destroy him and everything he had.

Sara H. Travelling across America in search of who you are -- now they do it on cycles, in cars, by bus or in the time-honored tradition of foot and thumb. The wanderers of today may wear their hair long and speak a different jargon, but their trip is one that men and women have taken for as long as The wanderers of today may wear their hair long and speak a different jargon, but their trip is one that men and women have taken for as long as this country has been pushing at its frontiers.

This beautiful, timeless novel speaks of the love that men can feel for each other -- one inarticulate, dumb, sometimes violent in his need; the other clever, hopeful, and tied to a responsibility he thinks he doesn't want. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey.

But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence. Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.

Cheryl pagebypage - ,. The Chicago World's Fair is the setting for this true account of two very different men: the celebrated architect Daniel H. Burnham who designed and supervised the construction of the "White City" around which the fair was built, and H. Holmes born Herman Webster Mudgett , a fiendishly Holmes born Herman Webster Mudgett , a fiendishly clever serial killer posing as a doctor who murdered scores of people, mostly young women, in his World's Fair Hotel, which contained a gas chamber and a handy crematorium for disposing of his victims. Telling their entwined stories in alternating points of view, Erik Larson illuminates the lives of these two men, but provides insightful commentary on the changes that were taking place in American society that allowed both phenomena--a grandiose World's Fair and a string of unsolved murders--to take place.

The book contains cameo appearances by such lateth-century celebrities as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Edison. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is It is also the story of Dr. Topol played Tevye in the film of the same name and has played the role more times than any other actor. Barrie who finds inspiration in widow Sylvia and the make believe adventures of her four young sons.

A nostalgic fantasy, Neverland invites us to keep the inner child spirit alive, getting older but never growing up. Renowned animal trainer and rescuer Bill Berloni trained the two dogs Sammy and Bailey who played and understudied as J. This musical was the most recent stage adaptation of the hit film Flashdance that defined a generation.

Dysfunctional family relationships resonate with audiences in this comedic, tragic, and ultimately honest coming-of-age tale. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea. Go Diego, Go Live! Grease is the word! The story follows Danny and Sandy as they fall in love at Rydell High and test their personal core values against intense peer pressure.

The five-show engagement was perfect family entertainment for its PPAC audience. Audiences followed the stories of each character as they surfed the tricky tides of high school, defied expectations, and took chances on their dreams. This show included a live orchestra, a cast of 34 talented theatrical performers, and amazing sets and costumes that brought the show to life!

A family holiday classic, Dr. This multiple Tony Award-winning musical took the stage in Providence in Dallas-based playwright Laterras R. Whitfield's play delved into the lives of seven individuals as they confront their own "issues" concerning marriage, fidelity, money, and parenthood. Tony Award-nominated Constantine Maroulis starred as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. This is the true story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sound and sold million records worldwide - all before they were thirty.

Considered a groundbreaking and controversial work when it debuted in , it has proven to be an enduring and popular musical, and is now considered a classic. The catchy music and lighthearted story line have made this musical a favorite for children and adults alike.

Packed with lighthearted entertainment, Legally Blonde delighted audiences around the country after launching at PPAC in The intense story follows several characters during the French Revolution who are made to question love and loyalty in their actions. The production premiered in Paris in and has run continuously in London since Michael Flatley, creator of both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, challenged the bounds of Irish dance with this produciton.

The show broke numerous box office records and wowed Providence audiences for two nights in Unfulfilled and yearning for his lost love Christine, the Phantom lures the renowned soprano to New York to sing in his opera house and realize their haunting romance. An extremely popular "feel-good" show, Mamma Mia!

The musical is set to the music of the ABBA album. Indirectly inspired by the classic novel Don Quixote , Man of La Mancha follows Cervantes and fellow prisoners as they perform a play within a play about the infamous knight, Don Quixote. National touring productions have visited Providence several times. The original Broadway production won five Tony Awards. The song "Impossible Dream" has become a Broadway standard. Other songs include "Man of La Mancha" and "Dulcinea. Based on P. Mary Poppins arrives at the Banks' household and subsequently creates a loving bond with young Jane and Michael.

With bits of magic around every corner, this show captured audiences in Providence in Amica sponsored Mary Poppins. Memphis is a high-energy critically acclaimed musical. The seven performances of My Little Pony Live! These minute shows were part of a two-year tour, which stopped at 80 cities. The plot centered on a family trying to take care of themselves and each other. With an outstanding cast and great score, it proved to be a unique, deeply-touching theatrical experience.

The British show Oliver! Audiences follow the lonely boy pickpocketer Oliver through various adventures. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It's an unforgettable story about going for your dreams On Your Feet! This inspiring show is not just about a powerful couple- it is about powerful dreams. Peter and the StarCatcher is a prequel to the Peter Pan story. Based on the novel, the play was written by Rick Elice.

Peter won 5 Tony Awards in The play was the first on Broadway to have a "green" set by Dongale Werle; Werle used all recycled iems to construct the set, the same was true of the National Touring set. Audiences felt the desire to "never grow up" when watching the Peter Pan tour as it stopped in Providence. The story follows the three Darling children and their adventures in Neverland led by the fearless Peter Pan.

Phineas, Ferb, and the whole tri-state area gang embark on a bold escape jumping out from behind your TV and onto the stage in a live action adventure — right in your hometown! It tells the story of a group of young artists struggling to survive in New York City in the late s. Larson died suddenly at the age of 36 the day before RENT's first preview performance.


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  • Riverdance is an Irish dancing spectacular that has held critics' acclaim for numerous years. The success of Riverdance has led the show to become an international phenomenon. A record breaker in Dublin, the show had an extremely positive response from audiences in America, and the North American tour continued for over sixteen years!

    Multiple times at PPAC! Under the direction of Tony Award-nominee Kristin Hanggi, this show truly "rocked" the building, and left the audience with memories of a unique theatrical "concert" experience. A Christmas tradition for many, the Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular dazzled Providence audiences with the Rockettes' famous high-kicking, high- energy performance.

    This iconic show included a variety of holiday vignettes and a live nativity scene. Saturday Night Fever is a family musical adapted from the eponymous film, which starred John Travolta. Saturday Night Fever features music and lyrics by the Bee Gees.