London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers--including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford--England's young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Songs are heard across London--catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the end of England's kings--and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination...
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith: Jon Krakauer **This book takes you behind the curtain of the fundamentalist Mormon sect. They defy the legal authorities and the Mormon establishment. It documents their killing of an innocent woman and her child because God told them to. Raises questions of religious beliefs. Very well documented story
The Woman Who Lost Her Soul Renowned through four award-winning books for his gritty and revelatory visions of the Caribbean, Bob Shacochis returns to occupied Haiti in The Woman Who Lost Her Soul before sweeping across time and continents to unravel tangled knots of romance, espionage, and vengeance. In riveting prose, Shacochis builds a complex and disturbing story about the coming of age of America in a pre-9/11 world.
One day, Susannah woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed. A wristband marked her as a “flight risk.” Her medical records chronicled a month-long hospital stay for hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability - of which she has no memory at all. Weeks earlier she was a gifted student with a promising future. Who was the stranger who had taken over her body? What was happening to her mind?
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Salman Rushdie’s classic fantasy novel is set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals. It is a delight of language, whimsy, and the power of children to see through to the heart of a matter