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Tarkington was a widely read and prolific multiple Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and dramatist.
The story uses a tale of two families following different trajectories but linked by romance to provide a glimpse of the changes induced by industrialization and urbanization.
An epic novel set against the construction of the Union-Pacific Railroad between 1864 and 1869 and the introduction of the telegraph.
Full of wonderfully drawn characters and a central romantic thread.
This story is excerpted from Kadrey's second novel Kamikaze L'Amour. The novel is described by Mac Tonnies' Cyberpunk/Postmodern Book Reviews as "mesmerizing...a surreal (and distinctly Ballardian) account of synesthesia and mutant desire set in the jungle-choked ruins of L.A."
A tragicomedy that recounts the conflict between Catherine, a dull but sweet daughter, and her brilliant domineering father as Catherine slowly develops maturity and independence. "Everybody likes Washington Square, even the denigrators of Henry James," wrote critic Donald Hall.
The books tells the true story of attacks by man-eating lions on the Uganda railway in Tsavo Kenya in 1898.
Over one hundred people were killed in under a year. The attacks stopped only after the all the lions had been tracked down and killed by Patterson.
In the 1996 film The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer played Patterson.
The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems of Homer. The action takes place after Homer's Iliad and details the journey home of the Greek hero Odysseus (Ulysses). The journey takes years, in part due to the Gods' disagreements over his eventual fate, and it is only when he is finally home that his troubles really begin.
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