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For women who don’t take life lying down<br>... Read more<p>ELLE is the biggest selling fashion magazine brand in the world; bold, brave and zeitgeisty with …

Spotlight TEDx Talk: Photos that show how income affects the way people live around the globe

Photos of families around the world, grouped by income (Credit: Anna Rosling Rönnlund, TEDxStockholm)<p><b>Designer Anna Rosling Rönnlund is obsessed with</b> …

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The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Love in the Time of Cholera

• <b>Author:</b> Gabriel García Márquez<p><b>AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK!</b><p>In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career …

Brave New World

• <b>Author:</b> Aldous Huxley<p>Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece ... one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" (Wall Street Journal) must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world"<p>Aldous …

The Grapes of Wrath

• <b>Author:</b> John Steinbeck & Robert DeMott<p><b>The Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, a book that galvanized—and sometimes outraged—millions of readers.</b><p>First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s …

The Poisonwood Bible

• <b>Author:</b> Barbara Kingsolver<p>The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all …

A Christmas Carol

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Dickens<p>This edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, <i>A Christmas Carol</i>, includes the original color illustrations by John Leech, as well as another 20 woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed …

The Things They Carried

• <b>Author:</b> Tim O'Brien<p>A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, <i>The Things They Carried</i> is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. <i><br>The Things They Carried</i> depicts …

Slaughterhouse-Five

• <b>Author:</b> Kurt Vonnegut<p><b>Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time</b><p><i>Slaughterhouse-Five,</i> an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our …

The Help

• <b>Author:</b> Kathryn Stockett<p><b>ominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.</b><p>Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now …

The Secret Life of Bees

• <b>Author:</b> Sue Monk Kidd<p><b>The multi-million bestselling novel about a young girl's journey towards healing and the transforming power of love, from the award-winning author of The Invention of Wings</b><br>Set in South Carolina in 1964, <i>The Secret Life of Bees</i> tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been …

The Stranger

• <b>Author:</b> Albert Camus<p>Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

To Kill a Mockingbird

• <b>Author:</b> Harper Lee<p>Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred<p>One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more …

1984

• <b>Author:</b> George Orwell<p>George Orwell’s <i>1984</i> takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.<p>“Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—<i>The New Yorker</i> <br>In 1984, …

Life of Pi

• <b>Author:</b> Yann Martel<p>MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION COPIES SOLD<p>The beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, <i>Life of Pi</i>.<p><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller * <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Bestseller * <i>Washington Post</i> Bestseller * <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> Bestseller * <i>Chicago Tribune</i> Bestseller<p>"A story to make you …

The Children Act

• <b>Author:</b> Ian McEwan<p>Fiona Maye is a leading High Court judge who presides over cases in the family court. She is renowned for her fierce intelligence, exactitude, and sensitivity. But her professional success belies private sorrow and domestic strife. There is the lingering regret of her …

Lord of the Flies

• <b>Author:</b> William Golding and Others<p><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b> <br>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer …

Animal Farm

• <b>Author:</b> George Orwell<p>George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

The Crucible

• <b>Author:</b> Arthur Miller & Christopher W. E. Bigsby<p><b>A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community</b> <br>The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But …

The Road

• <b>Author:</b> Cormac McCarthy<p><b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><b><br>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE</b><p><b>The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.</b><p>A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …