Mark Fremgen

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The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Twain<p>This comprehensive volume of all of Twain's shorter works is representative of his vast humor and wit. "The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain" includes the following tales: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Story of the Bad Little Boy, Cannibalism in the Cars, …

A Confederacy of Dunces

• <b>Author:</b> John Kennedy Toole<p>A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole's hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of …

The Dud Avocado

• <b>Author:</b> Elaine Dundy & Terry Teachout<p><i>The Dud Avocado</i> follows the romantic and comedic adventures of a young American who heads overseas to conquer Paris in the late 1950s. Edith Wharton and Henry James wrote about the American girl abroad, but it was Elaine Dundy’s Sally Jay Gorce who told us what …

Updike

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Begley<p>Updike is Adam Begley’s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike—a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work.<p>In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley …

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> …

The Silkworm

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Galbraith<p><b>Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.</b><p>When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks …

Sunset in the Alps

Mist with the beginning sunset

13 Refreshing and Fruity Sangria Recipes

What’s one of the best ways to celebrate summer? If you ask us, it’s with a glass of sangria in hand. First introduced to the United States at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the punch has been around for centuries. And with all that history (you can read more about it here), come hundreds of …

Stonefruit

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Bermuda: The Cure for East Coast Vacation Deprivation

Vacation Deprivation: Chances are you or someone you know is suffering from it right now. According to a 2012 survey by Expedia, Americans earn fewer …

Gastronomic B&B Getaways Along Maine's Coast

The historic lighthouses and quaint seaside villages of Maine's storied coastline have always drawn visitors far and wide. But now they have another reason for escaping to the region. Its plentiful farmers' markets, craft beer scene, innumerable eateries and ocean-to-table seafood are attracting …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Home Decorating

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

I Heart My City: Julia’s Glasgow

<b>Julia Forrest</b> is from Scotland’s largest metropolis and has been blogging about places you won’t find in the regular tourist guides for Spotted by Locals Glasgow since 2012. “The shopping, nightlife, and the beautiful walkways make this city a great place to live in,” she says. “I couldn’t see …

2013 Tours of a Lifetime

National Parks

Trashed: A messy journey into the bowels of modern civilization

There’s a reason nobody plans a trip to the world’s greatest waste disposal sites.<p>Well, nobody but Jeremy Irons. In his new documentary film Trashed, …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

Saudi Arabia's tourism challenge: Strict religious principles dominate discussion

Life has taken me to Saudi Arabia a lot this year. Together with my fellow Hotelier columnist, Martin Kubler, I was a judge on the Saudi Commission …

Summer Cottage, Spain

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

Best places to heal a broken heart

Whether an Italian cycling tour or a Bahamas beach break better suits your fancy, these five destinations are the perfect cure for the relationship blues.

Tunisia police clash with Salafists over meeting ban

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524828533_f4ee3b88fae3b301c0817bc6c9f60308<p><b>Tunisian police have clashed with hundreds of hardline Islamists after the authorities banned a Salafist group from holding its annual meeting.</b><p>At least …

Prominent North Korean Defector Arrested For Spying After Sister Testifies Against Him

"I don't know why my sister has done this," Yoo Woo-sung, 32, told The Post, adding that he feels "totally helpless."<p>Court documents reveal Yoo's sister told South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) that Yoo, a Chinese citizen who was born in North Korea, was working for the North's secret …

Paul Ryan: “I don’t know” if there was a Benghazi cover-up

“We just need to investigate this for the sake of good government,” he added<p>Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said on this week's episode of Fox News Sunday that he does not know whether there was a "cover-up" related to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, but the investigation needs to run its …

Eric Schmidt: Kim Jong Un Could Turn On North Korea's Internet If He Wanted

There is literally a switch that could give the hermit nation the Web, Google's chairman said.<p>As you might expect, North Korea's "Internet" mirrors North Korea itself: Sad, secluded, and limited to just a handful of propagandistic sites.<p>There's a country-wide intranet, and the content consists of …

Alaska volcano shoots huge ash plumes into the air

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of Alaska's most restless volcanoes shot an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air Friday in an ongoing eruption that is visible for miles.<p>An air traffic controller in the region said small planes have flown around the plumes from Pavlof Volcano. Ash would have to rise tens …

Obama Commencement Address at Morehouse Turns Into Controversy

It was a rough week for Obama. IRS. Benghazi. The AP. Morehouse, too? Allison Samuels reports.<p>“It has been a tough week for President Obama but …