Left destitute following her mother's death, a teenage Anne Bonny exchanges her petticoats and heads for the Bahamas, masquerading as a man named Bonn to take a job as a sailor under the command of Calico Jack Rackham, a notorious pirate, in a lyrical fictional portrait of the legendary exploits of the eighteenth-century, Irish-born woman pirate. Reader's Guide included. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Hoping to build new lives for herself and her troubled young daughter, Dinah, Tessie, a young widow, returns to Florida and to the place where she and her late husband had spent their honeymoon, building an all-new family from the people living at the crossroads, the designated rest stop for the passenger train connecting New York with Miami.
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief uses the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.
Presents a fictionalized account of the travels of Benjamin, a Jewish man from Tudela, Spain, who, in 1159, set out on a fourteen-year-long journey that took him to Italy, Greece, Palestine, Persia, China, Egypt, and Sicily.
When evil strikes the land six thousand years ago, twelve-year-old Tourak and his faithful wolf-cub are forced into a perilous journey to take on the destructive force and, with the help and guidance of strange characters along the way, find a way to change the horrific outcome the world seemed destined to endure.
When the war hits her hometown in Cherbourg, France, Suzanne David is faced with a dose of reality and so while training and traveling in her attempt to become an opera singer, she decides to take on the role as a secret courier for the French Resistance to help put an end to the war and invasion of her nation.
Sadie, the abandoned wife of the slave Jim from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," details her life with Jim, his decision to run away with a white boy named Huck Finn, and the bleak repercussions of that decision for her.
An epic tale-within-a-tale based on the history of Ireland finds a traditional wandering Storyteller revealing his life experiences while forging a poignant new relationship in the home of an eight-year-old boy. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.