Book List:18 titles
  • The black geese have been seen flying over the village, stealing children for the witch Baba Yaga, so Elena should be looking after her baby brother. But instead she runs off to play with her friends, leaving the baby alone on the grass. Jessica Souh...


  • Alan Mackenzie's bad back is ruining both his and his wife Jane's lives. After years of happy marriage, these two attractive and intelligent people have stopped making love and are starting to resent each other. However, the arrival of a new couple i...


  • Sleeping beauties? Not Clever Gretchen or Kate Crackernuts or Manka or any of the other young heroines in this wonderful collection of folktales. Active, witty, brave, and resourceful, these girls and young women can fight and hunt, defeat giants, an...


  • In sixteen spirited essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alison Lurie, who is also one of our wittiest and most astute cultural commentators, explores the world of children's literature--from Lewis Carroll to Dr. Seuss, Mark Twain to Beatrix Potte...


  • The stories of magic and transformation that we call fairy tales are one of the oldest known forms of literature, and also one of the most popular and enduring. While most people think of the fairy tale as having come into existence almost magically ...




  • Sixteen legends of the constellations and how they got their names, taken from such varied sources as ancient Greece, Babylon, Egypt, Sumeria, the Bible, Norway, the Balkans, Indonesia, and the American Indians....


  • Ghostly hauntings, both literal and metaphorical, are the subject of this delightful Halloween treat by one of America's wittiest and most literate novelists. An irresistible blend of realism, satire and fantasy, each story is delightfully spooky and...






  • Faculty wife Emily Stockwell Turner is beautiful, rich, and principled. However, five years in a marriage devoid of passion is enough to propel Emmy, despite her principles, into an affair with silver-tongued Will Thomas, a self-confessed libertine. ...


  • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Foreign Affairs, here's a devastatingly funny look at the foibles of modern times. Two sociology professors take up the study of a small religious cult, and the ensuing chaos wreaks havoc on the two men's liv...


  • Polly Alter, a single parent and compassionate feminist, researches the untimely death of painter Lorin Jones, only to be exposed to fast-paced worlds beyond her experience and her own difficult questions...





  • On a run-down farm in 1935, over the July 4th weekend, two couples, their two little girls, and the headmistress of the girls' progressive school each face a crisis, revelation, or turning point through a network of understandings and misunderstandin...



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