The Valley of the Wolves
Author: Laura Gallego García, Margaret Sayers Peden
Publisher: Arthur a Levine
Chosen to study at an academy of high sorcery known as the Tower, ten-year-old Dana finds herself, as her apprenticeship in magic progresses, growing increasingly curious about the history of the Tower and the true nature of her invisible best friend Kai.
Three Trapped Tigers
Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Donald Gardner, Suzanne Jill Levine
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Centering around the recollections of a man separated both from his country and his youth, Cabrera Infante creates a vision of life and the many colorful characters found in steamy Havana's pre-Castro cabaret society.
The first English translation of a Catalan science fiction masterpiece
The Cole Trilogy
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
Noah Gordon’s acclaimed trilogy, spanning one thousand years in the lives of one uncommonly gifted family In The Physician, an orphan in eleventh-century London, Robert Cole, becomes a fast-talking swindler. As he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but by claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. Cole’s journey and love for a woman who must struggle against her only rival—medicine—make The Physician a riveting modern classic. In Shaman, Dr. Robert Judson Cole, nineteenth-century descendent of the first Robert Cole, travels from his ravaged Scottish homeland, through the operating rooms of antebellum Boston, to the cabins of frontier Illinois. In the wilderness he befriends the starving remnants of the Sauk tribe, who have fled their reservation. In the process, he absorbs their culture and learns native remedies that enrich his classical medical education. He marries a remarkable settler woman he had saved from illness. The Cole family is drawn into the bloody vortex of the Civil War, and their determination to survive in the midst of wilderness and violence will stay with the reader long after the final page. In Matters of Choice, Roberta Jeanne d’Arc Cole is the latest first-born descendant of Dr. Robert Cole. Favored to be named associate chief of medicine at a Boston hospital, she is married to a surgeon and owns a trophy residence in Cambridge as well as a summer house. But everything melts away. Her gender and her work at an abortion clinic cost her the hospital appointment. Her marriage fails. Crushed, she goes to her farmhouse in western Massachusetts, thinking to sell it, and finds an unexpected life. How she continues to fight for every woman’s right to choose, while acknowledging her own ticking clock and maternal yearning, makes this prize-winning third story of the Cole trilogy relevant and unforgettable.
Features full page fashion illustrations throughout (on color devices, these are viewable in rich four color!) What if a beautiful dress could take you back in time? Fashion-obsessed Louise Lambert knows everything about the late-great clothing designers and anything vintage. When she receives a mysterious invitation to the Traveling Fashionista Vintage Sale, Louise is so there! Marla and Glenda, two eerie salesladies, convince Louise to don a glittering evening gown, and poof! she finds herself transported onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. Louise relishes the glamorous life and decadent closets of this opulent era until she realizes- she's on the Titanic! Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or is she destined to go down with the ship?
The Big Big Big Book of Tashi
Author: Anna Fienberg, Barbara Fienberg, Kim Gamble
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
The first seven Tashi books all together in one big, fat volume. Fourteen fabulous Tashi stories!;
Author: Alfonso Zapico
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
A dazzling, prize-winning graphic biography of one of the world's most revered writers. Winner of Spain's National Comic Prize and published to acclaim in Ireland, here is an extraordinary graphic biography of James Joyce that offers a fresh take on his tumultuous life. With evocative anecdotes and hundreds of ink-wash drawings, Alfonso Zapico invites the reader to share Joyce's journey, from his earliest days in Dublin to his life with his great love, Nora Barnacle, and their children, and his struggles and triumphs as an artist. Joyce experienced poverty, rejection, censorship, charges of blasphemy and obscenity, war, and crippling ill-health. A rebel and nonconformist in Dublin and a harsh critic of Irish society, he left Ireland in self-imposed exile with Nora, moving to Paris, Pola, Trieste, Rome, London, and finally Zurich. He overcame monumental challenges in creating and publishing Dubliners, Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegan's Wake. Along the way, he encountered a colorful cast of characters, from the Irish nationalists Charles Parnell and Michael Collins to literary greats Yeats, Proust, Hemingway, and Beckett, and the likes of Carl Jung and Vladimir Lenin.