The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book.
Stoner by John Williams
John Williams’ luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection.
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Anne Elliot has grieved for seven years over the loss of her first and only love, Captain Frederick Wentworth. When their paths finally cross again, Anne finds herself slighted and all traces of their former intimacy gone.
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis’s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their “100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century.”
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
Synopsis Hailed by Thomas Jefferson as “the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written”, The Federalist Papers is a collection of eighty-five essays published by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay from 1787 to 1788, as a means to persuade the public to ratify the Constitution of the…
The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen, Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Synopsis In the middle of the wood is a little fir tree who thinks of one thing only – growing bigger. He takes no pleasure from life because he always thinks about how he is not as big as the other fir trees. So, when the little fir tree finally grows up, Christmas approaches and…
The Seaman’s Guide: How to Live Comfortably at Sea by John Cochrane
How to live comfortably at sea… complete directions for baking bread.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A luminous and haunting novel.
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
With it’s startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first opening, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs.