In 1944, the residents of a northern Alabama town are tested in a way they’ve never been before. Where some of the challenges and secrets are what men are made of, others embody a destruction that will mark the souls of the townsfolk.
[easyazon_link identifier=”0802132758″ locale=”US” tag=”rabidreaders-20″]Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead[/easyazon_link] is a comedy that features two minor characters from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”
In From Afar by Frank Scozzari, Morgan Stanfield travels from Santa Barbara, California to Saint Petersburg, Russia in pursuit of a soulmate. For a man not so lucky in love is love from afar the answer?
In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, Oskar Schell is a nine-year-old on a mission that will take him all over New York City. He has a key left by his father who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. As he travels from borough to borough, he explores new ways to keep those he loves safe.
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is a short story by Shirley Jackson first published in the New Yorker on June 26, 1948. The story chronicles an annual tradition in a small, contemporary, American town called The Lottery in which families pull marked stones and the winning family pulls individual stones to determine which member will have the honor of making the ultimate sacrifice for a perceived greater good.
In Thieves in the Night by Brendan Ball, Dan, a reformed criminal, and Bron, a jaded musician, are brought together by a love of music. As Bron sinks into Dan’s world can he find an escape with the beautiful Cal?
In Mazie Baby by Julie Frayn, Mazie Reynolds married one man but is living with another. She covers herself head to toe to hide the bruises and has a plan to escape knowing that each outburst has the potential to be the last she endures. When Cullen turns his anger toward their young daughter, Mazie knows it’s time to run. Can she keep ahead of Cullen and save herself and her young daughter?
In The Traveller by Garrett Addison, a man who has been beaten down in his life and job transforms while on a trip for work. Suddenly instead of the man to be stepped on, he is a rising star unable to do wrong. When a person rises so high they will certainly fall so will this magical ride last or will the Traveller find himself back where he started?