A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger. And so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.
Cassie Robichaud’s life has been filled with regret and loneliness since the death of her husband. But when she discovers a notebook left behind by a mysterious woman at the café where she works, Cassie’s world is forever changed. The notebook’s stunningly explicit confessions shock and fascinate Cassie, and eventually lead her to S∙E∙C∙R∙E∙T, an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, most intimate sexual fantasies.
In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Two skeptical friends of his vow to discover the truth about his untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th-century Paris.
London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love.
This nonfiction book documents journalist Joe Sacco's four trips in late 1995 and early 1996 to Goražde, a United Nations–designated safe area in eastern Bosnia. Its Muslim population suffered many losses during the Bosnian War --- both in lives and an incredible amount of property destroyed --- but the town was the only one in eastern Bosnia to hold out while the Bosnian Serb forces carried out an "ethnic cleansing" of the region.
This gripping tale of love and survival begins with Katie, a young woman working as a waitress in the North Carolina town of Southport.
A loving wife, facing an almost unbearable impending tragedy, returns with her husband and son to Lowfield, North Carolina --- and to a cabin high up in the trees --- where she must contend with, and somehow make peace with, an infuriatingly eccentric mother-in-law.
Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. The adventure begins in a spectacular double-sized first issue, with 44 pages of story with no ads.
Mermaids and sirens are allegories for any of the obsessions and addictions that drag us down, that take root in our minds and don’t let go, and Mark Siegel utilizes that theme in a multitude of ways, sometimes comic, sometimes dark and tragic, in Sailor Twain.
SAILOR TWAIN, OR: THE MERMAID IN THE HUDSON is a webcomic by Mark Siegel. A new page posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in an unfolding graphic tale, serializing online ahead of book publication (October 2, 2012) in the tradition of the old 19th century novel.
Step back then, to 1887, and board the steamboat Lorelei for mystery, intrigue and romance on the Hudson in the Gilded Age.
Gene Luen Yang tells two sides of the story in his two new books. Saints is the tale of a young girl growing up unwanted in late 19th-century China. She’s so unwanted, and considered so unlucky, that she isn’t even given a proper name…she’s simply called Four-Girl (because she is the fourth child). In Boxers, a young man named Bao is frustrated with the constant onslaught of foreign missionaries who proclaim to be teaching religion but instead are thieves and bullies. They mercilessly rob and threaten Bao’s peasant countrymen and show no remorse.
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