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A young governess is employed to look after two orphaned children in a grand country house. Isolated and inexperienced, she is at first charmed by her young charges but gradually she suspects that they may not be as innocent as they seem. And do the ... Read more about The Turn of the Screw


B is for Brontë. A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre dazzles and shocks readers with its passionate depiction of a woman's search for equality and freedom. Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures ... Read more about Jane Eyre


Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from... Read more about A Reliable Wife


What do readers say about The Narrow Road to the Deep North?

strange and wonderful

brutal and graphic

war and love

hard and luminous

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

"Nothing since Cormac McCarthy's The Road has shaken me like this." -The Washington Post

In The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan displays the gifts that have made him one of the most acclaimed writers of ... Read more about The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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