A classic has a certain universal appeal. Great works of literature touch us to our very core beings--partly because they integrate themes that are understood by readers from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. Themes of love, hate, death, life, and faith touch upon some of our most basic emotional responses.
by Gregory David Roberts
Gregory David Robert’s epic debut novel, Shantaram, introduced millions of readers to t…more
Gregory David Robert’s epic debut novel, Shantaram, introduced millions of readers to the heart of India and the hidden heart of Bombay through Lin, an Australian fugitive, working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. In The Mountain Shadow , the long-awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a different generation of mafia dons playing by a different set of rules.
It has been two years since the events in Shantaram and since Lin lost two people he had come to love: his father figure, Khaderbhai, and his soul mate, Karla, married to a handsome Indian media tycoon. Lin returns from a smuggling trip to a city that seems to have changed too much, too soon. Many of his old friends are long gone, his girlfriend—the radiant American Lisa—is spending more and more time with her partners at her art gallery, and the new mafia leadership has become entangled in increasingly violent and dangerous intrigues. But Lin can’t leave the Island City: Karla, and one final mission, won’t let him go.
A love story of hope, humor, and the philosophical quest for the wisdom of our common humanity, The Mountain Shadow is a sublime, all-consuming novel of our extraordinary human struggle for love and faith, truth and redemption. [close]
by T.E. Antonino (Goodreads Author)
Stink Warts is the monster who might live under Fannie’s bed. She feeds him leftovers at night in case he exists.
One horrible week, Fannie learns the school is having a sock hop. If she doesn’t talk to Frank now, nasty Priscilla Nettles will. To make matters worse, Fannie’s parents are taking a trip, which means Buz will bully her all weekend.
Scared, Fannie accidently calls upon the great powers of the universe, which send Fritz Fombie. This young zombie helps Fannie confront her worst fears—starting with his pet, a monster named Stink Warts.
A lighthearted tale of facing your fears, Fritz FomBie Have No Fear mixes suspense and humor to keep eight- to thirteen-year-olds laughing and on the edge of their seats.
by M. Patton (Goodreads Author)
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