A Sudden Light
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

A Sudden Light


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439187050


A Sudden Light Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling “witty, atmospheric” (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: “A captivating page-turner” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990, Trevor Riddell recalls the events surrounding his fourteenth birthday, when he gets his first glimpse of the infamous Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant whole trees and is set on a huge estate overlooking Seattle’s Puget Sound. Trevor’s bankrupt parents have separated, and his father, Jones Riddell, has brought Trevor to Riddell House with a goal: to join forces with Aun...

A Sudden Light
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

A Sudden Light


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857205780


A Sudden Light Book Description :

From the author of the million-copy bestselling The Art of Racing in the Raincomes the breathtaking and long-awaited new novel. This novel centres on four generations of a once terribly wealthy and influential timber family who have fallen from grace; a mysterious yet majestic mansion, crumbling slowy into the bluff overlooking Puget Sound in Seattle; a love affair so powerful it reaches across the planes of existence; and a young man who simply wants his parents to once again experience the moment they fell in love, hoping that if can feel that emotion again, maybe they won't get divorced after all....

The War of Sudden Light

The War of Sudden Light


  • Author : W. D. Tucker
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2005-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595357277


The War of Sudden Light Book Description :

King Ryence of Ordal fought the Faeries diligently. His people are ashamed of his efforts especially when he surrenders. At the treaty signing, the King of the Faeries discovers disturbing information and flees. Emory longs to be a knight. He is soon swept into adventure when a knight offers him apprenticeship. The King and Emory face questions: What is the mysterious prophesy that caused the Faerie King not to sign the surrender treaty? Why has the heir to the throne been taken? On what mission has Emory been sent? And who is the sorceress who pledged her life to defend the realm of Men?...

City of Light
Score: 3
From 59 Ratings

City of Light


  • Author : Lauren Belfer
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307764028


City of Light Book Description :

It is 1901 and Buffalo, New York, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes "city of light" even more repute. Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls. Protected by its powerful all-male board, "Miss Barrett" is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. Lulled by her unique relationship with these titans of business, Louisa feels secure in her position, until a mysterious death at the power plant triggers a sequence of events that forces her to ret...

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Score: 4
From 72 Ratings

The Art of Racing in the Rain


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061738093


The Art of Racing in the Rain Book Description :

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. “Splendid.” —People “The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn’t only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I’m lucky enough to read a novel I can’t stop thinking about: this is one of them.” —Jodi Picoult “It’s ...

Autumn Light

Autumn Light


  • Author : Pico Iyer
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780451493941


Autumn Light Book Description :

Returning to his longtime home in Japan after his father-in-law’s sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office and engaging in furious games of ping-pong every evening. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honoring the dead, he comes to reflect on changelessness in ways that anyone can relate to: parents age, children scatter, and Iyer and his wife turn to whatever can sustain them as everything falls away. As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat begins to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before, where the transparent and the mysterious are held in a delicate balance, and where autumn reminds us to take nothing for granted....

The American Heritage College Thesaurus

The American Heritage College Thesaurus


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0618402195


The American Heritage College Thesaurus Book Description :

Presents synonyms and antonyms for thousands of slang and regional words along with the more stable lexicon of English words, all in an A-to-Z format....

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets


  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569474983


How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets Book Description :

When his son's mother dies and leaves him a single parent to Dean, a fourteen-year-old boy he has never met, Evan Wallace is forced to confront his music career and his epilepsy....