At Home in the World by Joyce Maynard. $0.01. Publisher: Picador; 1st edition (August 15, 1998). Author: Joyce Maynard. Publication: August 15, 1998. 352 pages Book Club, Memoirs Paperback, Worth Reading, Wonder Writers, At Home, Memoirs Joyce, Book Worth, Joyce Maynard, The World
Its the summer of 1979, and a dry, hot, northern California school vacation stretches ahead for Rachel and her younger sister Patty-the daughters a larger-than-life, irresistibly handsome and chronically unfaithful detective father who loves to make women happy, and the mother whose heart he broke. Left to their own devices, the inseparable sisters spend their days studying record jackets, concocting elaborate fantasies about the life of the mysterious neighbor who moves in down the street,
The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World by Nathaniel Philbrick. $8.99. Reading level: Ages 10 and up. Author: Nathaniel Philbrick. Publisher: Puffin; Reprint edition (October 15, 2009)
The World According to Garp.Garp grows up, becoming interested in sex, wrestling, and writing fiction—three topics in which his mother has little interest. After his graduation in 1961, his mother takes him to Vienna where he writes his first novella. His mother, too, starts writing, - her autobiography. She becomes an iconic feminist; he struggles with marriage, family. Great read.