A father is murdered in a brutal home invasion and a daughter's boyfriend is jailed for the crime. Is the daughter also involved? Can family loyalty go too far? This gripping novel explores these and other questions.
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A live conversation with author John Benditt about his new novel, THE BOATMAKER, that took place at BookCulture on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A man builds a boat and sails away from his isolated island to explore the greater world in this fable-like story.
The author of the wildly successful Lemony Snicket children's books takes on an adult tale of 3 teens, a man with Alzheimer's and a nursing home orderly who steal a pirate ship and take to the high seas in San Fransisco Bay ... or so they think.
Dinaw Mengestu's novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears was the choice for The Big Read, a program where readers in a community read and discuss a particular book together. I had the opportunity to talk with Dinaw about the book, and our community, at the kickoff event.
Only his father’s death could get tough guy James Hart back to his rundown hometown of Crystal Springs, Florida. When he arrives, he learns that he has missed his father’s funeral, but is just in time to get tangled up in his brother’s life of petty, and not so petty, crime. A Tree Born Crooked is the story of James’s return to the life and family he finds he can never really leave.