Henri works in Napoleon Bonaparte’s kitchen posted in Russia during a miserable winter where disease infiltrates soldiers of the camp. Villanelle is Venetian who dresses as a man at night to gamble in casinos of Venice. The two meet in a story that the Sunday Times called “As moving and funny as it is skilful, and reflects the author’s formidable appetite for life.”
Mario Balzic and Lt. Harry Minyon of the state police are hunting pheasant at the Rocksburg Rod and Gun Club when, after Minyon's dog bites Balzic, the dog uncovers a piece of human bone that shows signs of having been hacked apart.
Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known in English as Remembrance of Things Past) is a monumental, seven-volume novel that Edmund White calls, "the most respected novel of the twentieth century." Whether you've been too intimidated to begin the novel, already wrestled with Proust's dense prose, or know the joys of savoring his work, you'll find something of value in reading it with an expert guide.
After the death of his wife Anna, retired art historian Max Morden is returns to the Irish seaside town where he spent summer holidays as a child. Max faces memories of Anna’s final days, the Grace family, and events of his childhood.