The Pilgrims of Rayne By D.J. MacHale

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The Pilgrims of Rayne By D.J. MacHale
When Bobby Pendragon first arrives on the tropical world of Ibara, he finds paradise. There is beauty all around and the people of Ibara are blissfully happy. It's not long before Bobby discovers, however, that they are also blissfully...oblivious. The leadErs of Ibara are keeping a devastating secret from their people, one that gives Saint Dane all the opportunity he needs to launch his final assault on Halla. While Bobby struggles to learn the truth in time to thwart Saint Dane, Courtney Chetwynde desperately searches for Mark Diamond. On the heels of a shocking tragedy, Mark has disappeared. Worse, he seems to be under Saint Dane's influence. It's up to Courtney to find Mark and stop him from making a grave mistake that could change the future of all existence

Reading My Father By Alexandra Styron

Reading My Father By Alexandra Styron
Reading My Father By Alexandra Styron

PART MEMOIR AND PART ELEGY, READING MY FATHER IS THE STORY OF A DAUGHTER COMING TO KNOW HER FATHER AT LAST? A GIANT AMONG TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN NOVELISTS AND A MAN WHOSE DEVASTATING DEPRESSION DARKENED THE FAMILY LANDSCAPE. In Reading My Father, William Styron?s youngest child explores the life of a fascinating and difficult man whose own memoir, Darkness Visible, so searingly chronicled his battle with major depression. Alexandra Styron?s parents?the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Sophie?s

Choice and his political activist wife, Rose?were, for half a century, leading players on the world?s cultural stage. Alexandra was raised under both the halo of her father?s brilliance and the long shadow of his troubled mind. A drinker, a carouser, and above all ?a high priest at the altar of fiction,? Styron helped define the concept of The Big Male Writer that gave so much of twentieth-century American fiction a muscular, glamorous aura. In constant pursuit of The Great Novel, he and his work were the dominant force in his family?s life, his turbulent moods the weather in their ecosystem. From Styron?s Tidewater, Virginia, youth and precocious literary debut to the triumphs of his best-known books and on through his spiral into depression, Reading My Father portrays the epic sweep of an American artist?s life, offering a ringside seat on a great literary generation?s friendships and their dramas. It is also a tale of filial love, beautifully written, with humor, compassion, and grace.


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