This Catalan classic explores the life of a Pyreneen village girl over the course of a century. With death approaching, the elderly Conxa sits down in Barcelona and looks back on a life in which she lost everything — except her spirit.
This delightfully wicked twist on traditional classics takes a satirical look at modern society through a cast of familiar characters including: Jack and the Weedstalk, the Crack Piper of Camden, and Sleep-In-Beauty with her love of fairydust.
Fifty-two and facing an empty nest and midlife fatigue, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley began ‘The 52/52 Project’ — one new weekly experience per week for a year. From visiting a nudist beach with her elderly mother to exfoliating a rhinoceros, this hilarious account is an inspiration to anyone looking to shake up their life.
Strangled with the lead of her terrier Tuppy, disagreeable spinster Euphemia Pongleton is found dead on the stairs at Belsize Park Tube Station. Can a boarding house of halfwits solve the mysterious murder of their fellow resident? First published in 1934.
Their older siblings were high school sweethearts who died by suicide seven years ago. So when bookish Daphne Bowman finds their bucket list of places to visit before they die, she contacts football mascot Oliver — the one person who might understand her desire to complete the list on her sister’s behalf.
Assuming the personas of various famous Chicagoans, acclaimed Wrigley Field beer vendor and author, Michael Czyzniejewski, presents forty fictional monologues capturing the wonder and woes of the Windy City.
Composer Gideon is smitten. So he accepts an invitation from the woman who lives below him to visit Europe to escape her husband and start a passionate affair. But nothing in Kate’s world is what it seems and neither is Kate…