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The Wayward Bus

The Wayward Bus

Author: John Steinbeck The Wayward Bus: In his first novel to follow the publication of his enormous success, The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck’s vision comes to life in this imaginative and unsentimental chronicle of a bus traveling California’s back roads, transporting the lost and the lonely, the good and the greedy, the stupid and the scheming, the…

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV

The Short Reign of Pippin IV

Author: John Steinbeck The Short Reign of Pippin IV: Steinbeck’s only work of political satire turns the French Revolution on its head, as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted in to rule the unruly French. Enchanting comedy ensues as Steinbeck creates the most hilarious royal court ever around the brief, bold reign of the corduroy-clad…

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The Long Valley

The Long Valley

Author: John Steinbeck The Long Valley: This classic collection of short stories serves as the ideal introduction to Steinbeck’s work. Set in the idyllic Salinas Valley in California, where simple people farm the land and struggle to find a place for themselves in the world, these stories reflect many of the concerns key to Steinbeck…

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The Pastures of Heaven

The Pastures of Heaven

Author: John Steinbeck The Pastures of Heaven: Each of these delightful interconnected tales is devoted to a family living in a fertile valley on the outskirts of Monterey, California, and the effects that one particular family has on them all. Steinbeck tackles two important literary traditions here; American naturalism, with its focus on the conflict…

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Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday

Author: John Steinbeck Sweet Thursday: In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row, the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to…

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Cup of Gold

Cup of Gold

Author: John Steinbeck Cup of Gold: From the mid-1650s through the 1660s, Henry Morgan, a pirate and outlaw of legendary viciousness, ruled the Spanish Main. He ravaged the coasts of Cuba and America, striking terror wherever he went. Morgan was obsessive. He had two driving ambitions: to possess the beautiful woman called La Santa Roja…

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Elephants Can Remember

Elephants Can Remember

Author: Agatha Christie Elephants Can Remember (Hercule Poirot #40): Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. For here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident – the broken body of a woman was discovered on the rocks at the foot of the cliff. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies…

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Dumb Witness

Dumb Witness

Author: Agatha Christie Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot #16): Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her. On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in…

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Double Sin and Other Stories

Double Sin and Other Stories

Author: Agatha Christie Double Sin and Other Stories: A superb collection of treats for mystery lovers, featuring both the indomitable English gentlewoman, Miss Marple, and the inimitable Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. -goodreads Download Double Sin and Other Stories by Agatha Christie free and read on your PC, Mobile, Tablets, or Amazon Kindle from Readers Section.  Happy…

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Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

Author: Agatha Christie Destination Unknown: In Agatha Christie’s gripping international thriller Destination Unknown, a woman at the end of her rope chooses a more exciting way to die when she embarks upon an almost certain suicide mission to find a missing scientist. When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the…

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