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Students at University of Evansville and Arizona State University are reading Justin Cronin’s The Passage

This just in! Students at University of Evansville and Arizona State University are reading Justin Cronin’s The Passage.

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse. (more…)

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November 13, 2010 at 9:28 pm Leave a comment

Three Modern Library Books Get Taught at The College of Saint Rose

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charlotteequianoThree books from Random House’s Modern Library acclaimed collection has been selected for English courses at The College of Saint Rose–The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: or, Gustavus Vassa, the African (Olaudah Equiano), The Algerine Captive: or, The Life and Adventures of Doctor Updike Underhill (Royall Tyler), and Charlotte Temple (Susanna Rowson).

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August 25, 2009 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

The National Book Award Winner, Let the Great World Spin Selected at Southwest Minnesota State University and Marymount Manhattan College

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Winner, 2009 National Book Award for Fiction
A 2009 New York Times Notable Book
A 2009 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection 

Let the Great World Spin is a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s, written by acclaimed, award-winning author Colum McCann.  The book has been selected for Southwest Minnesota State University’s American Literature Survey course and Marymount Manhattan College’s Writing New York course.

For more information on the book and author appearances, click here.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Order an examination copy here.

July 29, 2009 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment

Santa Monica College’s English Dept. Chooses The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Santa Monica College’s English Dept. has selected The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow for its Fall course named “Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition.”

A Library Journal Best Book of 2008

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July 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment


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