My Life in France
This memoir of Julia’s years in Paris, Marseille, and Provence opens with Paul and Julia disembarking in Le Havre, and ends with Julia winning the heart of America as “The French Chef.”
Tender Is the Night
The tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A profound study of the romantic concept of character, Tender Is the Night is lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.
The Mosquito Coast
In a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they’ve left.
The Naked and the Dead
Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an army platoon of foot soldiers who are fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei.
The Poisonwood Bible
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
The Portrait of a Lady
When Isabel Archer, a beautiful, spirited American, is brought to Europe by her wealthy Aunt Touchett, it is expected that she will soon marry. A story of intense poignancy, Isabel’s tale of love and betrayal still resonates with modern audiences.
The Right Stuff
Certainly The Right Stuff is the best, the funniest, and the most vivid book ever written about America’s manned space program.
The Sun Also Rises
The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates.