Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal

In this striking literary debut, Carol Rifka Brunt unfolds a moving story of love, grief, and renewal as two lonely people become the unlikeliest of friends and find that sometimes you don’t know you’ve lost someone until you’ve found them.

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED A FAVORITE READ BY GILLIAN FLYNN • WINNER OF THE ALEX AWARD

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.

Praise for Tell the Wolves I’m Home

“A dazzling debut novel.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“This compassionate and vital novel will rivet readers until the very end. . . . The narrative is as tender and raw as an exposed nerve, pulsing with the sharpest agonies and ecstasies of the human condition.”BookPage

“Tremendously moving.”The Wall Street Journal

“Transcendent . . . Peopled by characters who will live in readers’ imaginations long after the final page is turned, Brunt’s novel is a beautifully bittersweet mixture of heartbreak and hope.”Booklist (starred review)

“Carol Rifka Brunt establishes herself as an emerging author to watch.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Touching and ultimately hopeful.”People



The Eyes of the Dragon

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“It is just not possible to stop turning the pages” (The Washington Post) of this bestselling classic tale—an epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it.

“Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons….”

Thus begins one of the most unique tales that master storyteller Stephen King has ever written—a sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment, and the most terrible of secrets….



The Broken Apple: New York City in the 1980s

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On the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s, New York City has been restored as a center of economic and cultural vitality in the 1980s. But it has also become an increasingly brutal place, where incivility reigns, drugs lace the streets, and crime is so pervasive that most New Yorkers now consider it a permanent fixture, like gray skies and impossible traffic. What is it that continues to draw people to this city of contradictions?

Born and educated in New York, Herbert London knows this city of dreams as few do. The Broken Apple is based on his keen observations of New York’s social, political, and cultural life over the critical decade of the 1980s. London examines the city’s continuing failures, including a city administration unable to meet the most basic citizen needs or to assure safety and security. He sees schools that have become mean-spirited, with teachers unable to teach, administrators unable to maintain order, and students unable to learn. He describes the new slaves of New York as those in search of a place to live, in a city where housing is in shorter supply than in any other major city in the nation. London asks why, despite all this, everything is bigger than life in New York, and finds the answer in New York’s role as the nation’s communications hub and the measuring rod by which other cities are judged.

London writes with knowledgeable affection about this very special place, where the mundane is freely converted into the metaphorical. His book is an excursion, a guide to what is good, what is bad, and what is awful in the city. It is a montage of the years of Mayor Koch, the period many have described as the city’s fin de siecle. But it is also a perscriptive book, pointing out what can be done in practical ways to improve life.

The Broken Apple will be of interest to urban specialists as well as those for whom New York is an aspiration or a reality. Like the city itself, the book has something for everyone, from visions of political corruption to acts of redemption. Above all, it captures the pulsating rhythm of this unique city



Blaze: A Novel

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Master storyteller Stephen King (writing as Richard Bachman) presents this gripping and remarkable New York Times bestselling crime novel about a damaged young man who embarks on an ill-advised kidnapping plot—a work as taut and riveting as anything he has ever written.

Once upon a time, a fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze on an Olivetti typewriter, then turned the machine over to Stephen King, who used it to write Carrie. Bachman died in 1985 (“cancer of the pseudonym”), but this last gripping Bachman novel resurfaced after being hidden away for decades—an unforgettable crime story tinged with sadness and suspense.

Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., was always a small-time delinquent. None too bright either, thanks to the beatings he got as a kid. Then Blaze met George Rackley, a seasoned pro with a hundred cons and one big idea. The kidnapping should go off without a hitch, with George as the brains behind their dangerous scheme. But there’s only one problem: by the time the deal goes down, Blaze’s partner in crime is dead. Or is he?



New York Times: The Times of the Eighties: The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade

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From our nation’s best source of in-depth daily reporting comes this sweeping retrospective of the news, culture, and personalities of the decade of the 1980s, as told through hundreds of handselected articles and compelling original commentary in this unique and fascinating book.

There is no better record of history than the archives of The New York Times. Now, more than 200 articles from the great decade of the 1980s are culled from these archives and carefully curated, by editor and Times writer William Grimes, to create one complete, compelling, historical and nostalgic collection.

Organized by sections such as politics, business, science & health, sports, arts & entertainment, food, obituaries, and more, The Times of the Eighties covers the biggest stories that shaped the 1980s. Articles include coverage of historic events like Wall Street’s “Black Monday,” the Iran-Contra scandal, Tiananmen Square, the Challenger disaster, the Human Genome Project, the collapse of communism, and the introduction of the personal computer by IBM; cultural highlights like the launch of MTV, Ted Turner’s establishment of CNN, the Cabbage Patch doll craze, reviews of movies like E.T., Terminator, Raging Bull, and Tootsie, and features on musicians like Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, U2, Wham, Blondie, and more; plus pieces on personalities like Mikhail Gorbachev, Princess Diana, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Pete Rose, Bill Cosby, and more.

The stories are penned by well-known Times writers like William Safire, Frank Rich, Anna Quindlen, Serge Schmemann, Russell Baker, Nan C. Robertson, Thomas L. Friedman, Linda Greenhouse, Bill Keller, Clyde Haberman, Paul Goldberger, Francis X. Clines, John Noble Wilford, Nicholas Kristof, Fox Butterfield, John Rockwell, Anthony Lewis, and many more.

Grimes guides readers through the articles he’s selected with commentary that puts the stories into historical context and explores the impact that these events and individuals eventually had on the future.

Hundreds of color photographs from the Times and other sources illuminate the stories throughout.

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AND JUSTICE FOR ONE: A Novel of Revenge (Jack Devlin “One” Series Book 1)

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If someone you loved were savagely beaten and left in a coma,
how far would you go to find justice?

How far could you go if those responsible for the crime were protected by power, money, and corrupt police?

For most of us, not too far. For Jack Devlin, as far as it takes to get justice, even if it means descending into the lawless underworld of New York after-hours clubs where sex and drugs fuel the madness, and the men behind the criminal enterprise kill without hesitation.

AND JUSTICE FOR ONE is set in 1980’s New York City during a time when many New Yorkers put their heads down, accepted the unacceptable, and hoped they’d come out okay.

Perhaps not so different from today.

That’s why AND JUSTICE FOR ONE is such a satisfying and compelling page-turner. The reader gets to walk with a man who has the guts, brains, and determination fight for what’s right – no matter what.

This is the second edition of the complex, thoroughly-researched, and highly acclaimed debut novel in the Jack Devlin “One” Series re-edited by the author, John Clarkson.

If you missed Clarkson’s AND JUSTICE FOR ONE the first time around, do not miss it this time.

Praise for the debut novel of the Jack Devlin “ONE” Series:

“Packs a savage punch!” – The New York Times

“The Death Wish of the ‘90s. Brutally real, fast as a heavyweight champion’s left hook. Unforgettable impact.” – William J. Caunitz

“Clarkson’s debut delivers what it promises with smooth authority.” – Publishers Weekly

“The writing is supercharged as Clarkson keeps the reader on edge with a constant stream of action.” – Orlando Sentinel

“Dark, sexy, tough, and fast.” – Kirkus Reviews

“A powerful writer.” – Loren D. Estleman



Slice of Life – An Autobiographical Reflection of New York City’s SoHo, East-Village, and Wall Street in the 1980s

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A budding artist comes to New York City in 1980 after having just-graduated at 19. Upon arriving and eventually getting an art-delivery job in the then-thriving SoHo art-district, he goes-on to live-in and simultaneously renovate his own East Village tenement apartment from scratch.

Rather-than living Thoreau-like on Walden-Pond, life takes-on a “Separate Reality” of “Life During Wartime” after he leaves his SoHo crating-shop/art-delivery job and becomes engrossed with East Village Landlords, Landlord-Tenant Court, block-controlling drug-dealers, and a host of survivalist-characters whose personalities determine who they are, or are derived from how they live.

Tumultuous borderline-survival in the East Village takes its toll and to exit his Dante’s Inferno-like environment – into Purgatory and hopefully Paradise – he opts to work on an even more promising up-and-coming Wall Street career, where his creative-side again allows him to deal with an entirely new spectrum of characters. His aesthetic temperament moves him forward as a disparate-careerist amidst the whirlwind of late 1980s M & A takeovers.

Comparisons are made as to how what started in the 80’s may have gotten us here in 2010 and how focusing on what matters most – healthy-relationships as opposed to exploitative ones – might get us out.



City Kid: A Writer’s Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success

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City Kid is perhaps one of the seven greatest books ever written. It has the realness of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the warmth of The Color Purple, and the page count of Tuesdays with Morrie. It’s a must read.”-Chris Rock

From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, “The Get Down, an affecting memoir of his coming of age.

Nelson George was the nerd of his ghetto neighborhood; the kid who devoured Captain America comics, Ernest Hemingway novels, and album liner notes. City Kid describes how George evolved into an award-winning journalist and filmmaker, becoming a key figure in framing hip hop for the rest of us. The story begins with a fractured family life-an absent father, a struggling single mother, and a sister who falls victim to the streets-but ends in triumph all around.

George overcomes both his own nerdiness, as well as the odds against him, to become a godfather of the hip hop movement-he was there at the beginning, and in City Kid he tells us what it was really like.

Writing with emotion, but without false sentiment, George creates an insightful and inspirational portrait of an emerging success, as well as the triumphant rise of hip hop culture and black artists in the 80s and 90s.

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Escape From New York Snake Plissken Version 1 in Jacket Action Figure

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Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken from the 1980s action flick Escape from New York gets the ReAction treatment! Standing 3 3/4-inches tall, this articulated figure of the former Special Forces operator in his brown jacket is the perfect size for desk display at work or at home. The Escape from New York Snake Plissken with Jacket ReAction Retro Action Figure from Super7 and Funko comes with machine gun and pistol accessories. It makes a solid collectible for any fan of the John Carpenter classic!.Snake Plissken Action Figure, in retro Kenner style!
Poseable 3 3/4-inch ReAction figure from Escape from New York!
Includes machine gun and pistol accessories!