Flowers for Algernon

Mariner Books - Oscar-winning film charly starring Cliff Robertson and Claire Bloom-a mentally challenged man receives an operation that turns him into a genius. And introduces him to heartache.





Upside Down

- The last thing he needs is one more. Jordan o’neill isn’t a fan of labels, considering he has a few. But when he realises adding the label asexual might explain a lot, it turns his world upside down. Hennessy lang moved to Surry Hills after splitting with his boyfriend. Leaving his north shore support group behind, he starts his own in Surry Hills, where he meets first-time-attendee Jordan.

A little bewildered and scared, but completely adorable, Hennessy is struck by this guy who’s trying to find where he belongs. Maybe hennessy can convince jordan that his world hasn’t been turned upside down at all, but maybe it’s now—for the first time in his life—the right way up. Gay, an introvert, geek, librarian, a nervous rambler, socially awkward, an outsider.

Upside Down - His being asexual had seen the end of a lot of his romances, but he’s determined to stay true to himself.





Flowers for Algernon SparkNotes Literature Guide SparkNotes Literature Guide Series

SparkNotes - Flowers for algernon sparknotes literature guide by Daniel Keyes Making the reading experience fun! Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, sparkNotes provides:chapter-by-chapter analysis explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols a review quiz and essay topics Lively and accessible, these guides are perfect for late-night studying and writing papers.





Fahrenheit 451: A Novel

Simon & Schuster - Guy montag is a fireman. Ray bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.

Ray bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. When mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Fahrenheit 451: A Novel - Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, Mildred, returning each day to his bland life and wife, who spends all day with her television “family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.





Lord of the Flies

Penguin Books - Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.

At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. Anything. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler. At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys.





East of Eden

Penguin Classics - A masterpiece of biblical scope, and the magnum opus of one of america’s most enduring authors, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck called East of Eden "the first book, in a commemorative hardcover edition In his journal, " and indeed it has the primordial power and simplicity of myth. Adapted for the 1955 film directed by elia kazan introducing James Dean, and read by thousands as the book that brought Oprah’s Book Club back, East of Eden has remained vitally present in American culture for over half a century.

Set in the rich farmland of california's salinas valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. The masterpiece of steinbeck’s later years, the inexplicability of love, East of Eden is a work in which Steinbeck created his most mesmerizing characters and explored his most enduring themes: the mystery of identity, and the murderous consequences of love's absence.





All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel

Random House - They become soldiers with youthful enthusiasm. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. If only he can come out of the war alive. Look for special features inside. This is the testament of paul Bäumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army during World War I.

But the world of duty, culture, and progress they had been taught breaks in pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. Through years of vivid horror, paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principle of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against one another.

All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel - Join the random house Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. Considered by many the greatest war novel of all time, All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s masterpiece of the German experience during World War I. I am young, death, i am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow.

. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure. The new york Times Book Review.





Foundation

Spectra - Only hari seldon, barbarism, can see into the future—a dark age of ignorance, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire.

Now it is dying. He calls this sanctuary the Foundation. And mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and live as slaves—or take a stand for freedom and risk total destruction. To preserve knowledge and save humanity, seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations.

Foundation - The story of our future begins with the Foundation. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme.





Family Camp Daddy Dearest Book 1

Pinkerton Road LLC - The four of them just fit. But will this be a summer romance? or can they find a way to be a family long after Family Camp is over?About the Daddy Dearest seriesThe Daddy Dearest series will consist of stand-alone contemporary novels focusing on single gay dads who find hot romance. What he doesn’t anticipate is the prickly and gorgeous camp counselor who constantly comes to his rescue.

Travis spends a week every year at Camp Evermore, the camp his adoptive parents own. Having been a foster kid himself, Travis is drawn to Geo’s sincerity and big heart and to his kids. He has one rule: never, ever mess around with anyone at camp. As a pro baseball player, his presence guarantees a full campground and excited campers.

Family Camp Daddy Dearest Book 1 - His profession demands he stay in the closet. But one sweet and funny new dad is about to test all his resolve. Sparks fly for geo and Travis, and not because of the nightly campfire. Expect laughs, sweet and sexy slow-burn romance, and lots of family feels! He’s tried to become a dad for so long, and he hopes the three of them can be the family he’s always wanted.

When geo signs up for family camp, and a chance to win over his recalcitrant new foster kids, he envisions nature hikes, s’mores, Jayden and Lucy.





1984

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Lionel trilling said of orwell’s masterpiece, terrifying, “1984 is a profound, and wholly fascinating book. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Winston smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. George orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.

It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present. Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party.

1984 - It is, above all, a way of asserting power. The new yorker   in 1984, london is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions.





Brave New World

Harper Perennial - Now more than ever: Aldous Huxley's enduring "masterpiece. Written in the shadow of the rise of fascism during the 1930s, the arts of persuasion, technology, Brave New World likewise speaks to a 21st-century world dominated by mass-entertainment, medicine and pharmaceuticals, and the hidden influence of elites.

Aldous huxley is the greatest 20th century writer in English. Chicago Tribune. A genius who who spent his life decrying the onward march of the Machine” The New Yorker, a spiritual seeker, Huxley was a man of incomparable talents: equally an artist, and one of history’s keenest observers of human nature and civilization.

Brave New World - One of the most prophetic dystopian works of the 20th century" wall street journal must be read and understood by anyone concerned with preserving the human spirit in the face of our "brave new world"Aldous Huxley's profoundly important classic of world literature,  Brave New World is a searching vision of an unequal, socially indoctrinated, technologically-advanced future where humans are genetically bred, full humanity,  and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively uphold an authoritarian ruling order--all at the cost of our freedom, and perhaps also our souls.

Brave new world, has enthralled and terrified millions of readers, his masterpiece, and retains its urgent relevance to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying work of literature.