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The Light of Paris
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Ace Atkins is the author of nineteen books, including six Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which, The Ranger and The Lost Ones, were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he also has a third Edgar nomination for his short story “Last Fair Deal Gone Down”). In addition, he is the author of four New York Times–bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series.
A funny, wise romantic comedy set in Manhattan,
is a story of tangled relationships, friendships, and dogs. Rosoff’s novel is for anyone wondering what to be when they grow up, and how on earth to get there.
From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us, an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and ’70s that suddenly loses its fortune—and its bearings.
Hope Is the Thing With Feathers
A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds
14 May 2009
A prizewinning poet and nature writer weaves together natural history, biology, sociology, and personal narrative to tell the story of the lives, habitats, and deaths of six extinct bird species.
“This story-of the ghost species still haunting this continent-is full of power and mystery.”
-Bill McKibben, author of
The End of Nature
“A eulogy, a call to conservation, and a careful history.”
“Cokinos balances the emotional impact of the last days of six species with tales of heroic efforts to save them by a handful of bird-lovers.”
“Lovingly persistent detective work brings back flashes of color, bits of song, and curious lore. This book deserves a wide and devoted readership.”
-Sheila Nickerson, author of
Disappearance: A Map
“A marvelous book, beautifully written and filled with a poetry of evocative detail.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Eloquent and moving . . . a charming narrative that is both personal and historically meticulous.”
The Washington Post Book World
“Resounds with excitement.”
The Boston Globe