A Sudden Light
A 14-year-old boy’s efforts to save his parents’ troubled marriage and uphold his dementia-afflicted grandfather’s final wishes are shaped by a ghost who cannot rest until past debts are paid.
Obsession is a familiar subject for McEwan. This time the theme is a touchstone in a novel exploring a man’s fixation on having an open marriage, a boy’s fascination with the judge who will decide his fate, and a couple’s determination to follow the strictures of their religion no matter the cost.
In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences.
A heartfelt and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets–and of one’s own nature–when he returns home.
Steve Harvey—bestselling author, nationally syndicated television and radio host, accomplished entrepreneur, and esteemed philanthropist—shares his personal principles of success, in this enlightening work that will guide you to a life of riches.