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American Gods is a Hugo and Nebula Award -winning [ 1 ] novel by Neil Gaiman . The novel is a blend of Americana , fantasy , and various strands of ancient and modern mythology , all centering on the mysterious and taciturn Shadow. It is Gaiman's fourth prose novel, preceded by Good Omens (a collaboration with Terry Pratchett ), Neverwhere , and Stardust . Several of the themes touched upon in the book were previously glimpsed in The Sandman graphic novels .
Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins Clark Conheeney, best known as Mary Higgins Clark, (b December 24, 1927 in the Bronx, New York) is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her twenty-four suspense novels has been a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remain in print as of 2007, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are The Children, in its seventy-fifth printing. Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor, Clark spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family.
Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. At her first signing, held during a lunch break from the morgue, Patricia sold no copies of Postmortem and fielded exactly one question – an elderly woman asked her where she could find the cookbooks. Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure prize – the first book ever to claim them all these distinctions in a single year. To date, Cornwell’s books have sold some 100 million copies in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries.
Janet Evanovich (born Janet Schneider ; April 22, 1943) is an American writer . She began her career writing short contemporary romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall , but gained fame authoring a series of contemporary mysteries featuring Stephanie Plum , a lingerie buyer from Trenton, New Jersey , who becomes a bounty hunter to make ends meet after losing her job. The 19 novels in this series consistently top the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists, most recently with Notorious Nineteen . [ edit ] Early years Evanovich is a second-generation American. [ 1 ] She was born and raised in South River, New Jersey to a machinist and housewife. [ 2 ] Evanovich attended South River High School . [ 3 ] She became the first in her family to attend college when she enrolled at Douglass College , part of Rutgers University , to study art. [ 1 ] [ 4 ]
Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels , best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists , blend elements found in mystery and romance novels . [ edit ] Background Stolarz grew up in Salem, Massachusetts , a city widely known for the Salem witch trials of 1692, the influence of which can be seen in the magical and witchcraft / Wiccan elements of her books. [ 1 ] She attended Merrimack College and later Emerson College , both in Massachusetts . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Career Stolarz found sales success with her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares , and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic , Silver is for Secrets , and Red is for Remembrance .
Michele Sharon Jaffe [ 1 ] [ 2 ] (born March 20, 1970) [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] is an American writer. She has authored novels in several genres, including historical romance , suspense thrillers, and novels for young adults. [ edit ] Early life and education Jaffe was born in Los Angeles , California . [ 3 ] She is a 1991 graduate of Harvard University , where she earned a B.A. degree. [ 2 ] Jaffe worked at the Huntington Library , an educational and research institution in San Marino, California .
Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain 's posthumously published works. The essays were written during a difficult time in Twain's life; he was deep in debt and had lost his wife and one of his daughters. [ 1 ] Initially, his daughter, Clara Clemens , objected to its publication in March 1939, [ 1 ] probably because of its controversial and iconoclastic views on religion, claiming it presented a "distorted" [ 2 ] view of her father. Henry Nash Smith helped change her position in 1960. [ 2 ] Clara explained her change of heart in 1962 saying that "Mark Twain belonged to the world" and that public opinion had become more tolerant. [ 1 ] [ 3 ] She was also influenced to release the papers due to her annoyance with Soviet propaganda charges that her father's ideas were being suppressed in the United States. [ 1 ] The papers were edited in 1939 by Bernard DeVoto . [ 1 ] The book consists of a series of short stories, many of which deal with God and Christianity .
If you’re a fervent reader and nerd like I am, you’ve probably encountered quite a lot of writing online. However, most of them are either absolute garbage or entirely illegal. It’s hard to find good, legal reads online – unless you know where to look.
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America ( Crown Publishers , ISBN 0-609-60844-4 ) is a 2003 non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a novelistic style. The book is based on real characters and events. Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the film rights in 2010. [ 1 ]
The Lives of the Mayfair Witches is a series of novels written by the horror author Anne Rice . They feature the Mayfairs, a New Orleans family of witches and their connection to a spirit named Lasher, spanning several generations. The primary novels of the series are The Witching Hour , Lasher , and Taltos , though characters and plot lines continue into other novels, most notably Blood Canticle .
The Hollows series (also called the Rachel Morgan series ) is a series of eleven mystery novels, six short stories , one graphic novel , and one compendium resource by Kim Harrison , published by HarperCollins Publishers , in an urban fantasy alternate history universe and set primarily in the city of Cincinnati and its suburbs. The alternate history is built upon two premises: the recent open existence of magical and supernatural species , primarily witches , vampires , and werewolves , with the human population; and the historical investment of Cold War military spending in genetic engineering as opposed to the Space Race , which resulted in the accidental release of a virus via a genetically modified tomato in the 1960s that killed a significant portion of the human population. The series is set approximately forty years after this plague, referred to as 'The Turn' within the series.