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From the nationally bestselling author of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls comes a story of 1950s Texas socialites and the one irresistible, controversial woman at the bright, hot center of it all.
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Alex Grecian is the nationally bestselling author of The Yard, The Black Country and The Devil’s Workshop, as well as of the long-running and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Proof and new series Rasputin.
New York Times
bestselling author Joseph Finder’s breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep–and the danger of their discovery.
A wry and astute debut about a young Manhattanite whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city.
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