• The cover of the book The Turn of the Screw

    The Turn of the Screw

    This ghostly novella is chilling and suspenseful. A governess takes a new position and discovers that the spirits of past employees stalk the estate. Even more sinister, the ghosts seem to show special interest in the children she looks after, who in turn become secretive. What could they be hiding?

     
  • The cover of the book Ethan Frome

    Ethan Frome

    Told as an extended flashback, this story explores a scandal that unfolds in a small New England town. Ethan Frome gets caught in a love triangle between his sickly wife and her cousin, who arrives to help care for her. When his wife gets suspicious, Frome must suffer the consequences.

     
  • The cover of the book The House on Mango Street

    The House on Mango Street

    Linked vignettes tell the story of Esperanza, a Latina girl growing up in a poor neighborhood of Chicago. Esperanza must reconcile her desire to escape to a better life with her love for her family and culture. Lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and compelling characters come together in this timeless classic.

     
  • The cover of the book The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition

    This 1960s novel follows two rival teenage gangs. Tension builds after a series of misunderstandings, and violence erupts. Written by a teenager, this edgy coming-of-age story has a palpable authenticity; the relatable characters seek to figure out their place in the world, sometimes with disastrous results.

     
  • The cover of the book The Sense of an Ending

    The Sense of an Ending

    A middle-aged man must reflect on his life and legacy after he receives a mysterious inheritance. Two long-lost friends from his past resurface—one from beyond the grave—disrupting his peaceful retirement. Carefully plotted, suspenseful, and surprising.

     
  • The cover of the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    After a young bride is returned to her family for not being a virgin on her wedding day, the family vows to exact revenge on the man who disgraced her. The murder is examined from several angles and perspectives, told in Márquez’s distinctive magical realist style.

     
  • The cover of the book Bark

    Bark

    A collection of short stories that are brilliant, precise character studies. Moore’s sharp observations of human behavior reveal the uncomfortable truths we would never say out loud. Ordinary tragedies and everyday disappointments are elevated by her careful prose, cut through with a dark sense of humor.