Your Own, Sylvia draws on Plath’s writing and
extensive nonfiction sources, chronicling Hemphill’s
interpretation of Plath’s life from infancy to her death by
suicide at age 30. The poems are arranged chronologically and each
conveys an experience in Plath’s life told via the voice and
perspective of family members, friends, doctors, fellow writers,
Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, his
revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas
involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution
continues to create tension between the scientific and religious
He is a boy dressed in silks and white wigs and given the best of
classical educations. Raised by a mysterious group of rational
philosophers known only by numbers, the boy and his mother–a
princess in exile from a faraway land–are the only people in
their household assigned names.
From her first moment at Merryweather High, Melinda Sordino knows
she's an outcast. She busted an end-of-summer party by calling the
cops — a major infraction in high-school society — so
her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't know
glare at her.
By the author of the #1 New York Times
bestseller The Book Thief, this is a cryptic journey
filled with laughter, fists, and love.
Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's
pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend,
Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the
Not only is Turner Buckminster the son of the new minister in a
small Maine town, he is shunned for playing baseball differently
than the local boys. Then he befriends smart and lively Lizzie
Bright Griffin, a girl from Malaga Island, a poor community founded
by former slaves.
In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer desperate
for adventure, college cash, and a way out of a dead-end job. For
ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a
sixty-foot yacht loaded with hashish from the Virgin Islands to New
York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal
agents finally caught up to them in a bust at the Chelsea Hotel.
Troy Billings, at six-foot-one, 296 pounds, is standing at the edge
of a subway platform, seriously contemplating suicide, when he
meets Curt MacCrae - and emaciated, semi-homeless punk guitar
genius who also happens to be a dropout legend at Troy's high
school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
All of Mattie Lyon's hopes and dreams are riding on her summer job
at the Glennmore Hotel. She'll make enough money to go to college
in the fall. She'll prove to her father that she is responsible.
She'll learn how to survive in the sophisticated world beyond her
dad's brokeback farm.
Ellen loves Link and James. Her older brother and his best friend
are the only company she ever wants. She knows they fight, but she
makes it a policy never to take sides. She loves her brother, the
math genius and track star. She is totally, madly in love with
James, his face full of long eyelashes and hidden smiles.