The four grand duchesses of Russia captivated the world from the moment of their births, and still today the tragic story of the four beautiful doomed sisters fascinates; Helen Rappaport captures the real sisters, their hopes and dreams, fears and frailties, and in her immensely readable book The Romanov Sisters.
Under the big top children screamed with excitement – Lions! Clowns! Trapeze Artists! Tragically, the screams of excitement would all too soon turn to terror…
An unsentimental memoir of the beauty and harshness of the farming life on the High Plains.
Culled from our Lost in the Stacks blog, here’s a best-of list that will have you turning pages ’til your fingers hurt. Give these often-overlooked books a try; they might just surprise you.
First it was gentle hints, then it was concerned talks, finally it was outright threats of dismissal: lose the weight or lose your job. And that’s how Jenifer Ringer ended up an overweight, out of work, deeply depressed, ex-ballerina.
When he was eight years old Eric Poole hit upon the perfect antidote to his childhood woes: magic. With an old chenille bedspread as a cape, some complicated hand maneuvers borrowed from Endora of Bewitched, and a hefty dose of magical thinking – poof! ¬¬his troubles would be gone. From a crazy, ranting, obsessive-compulsive cleaning […]