The Snow Queen

Luminous Literary Fiction

The Snow Queen

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham?s latest novel, The Snow Queen, tells the fable-like story of two New York brothers whose lives have failed to live up to their potential. Younger brother Barrett lives with his brother Tyler and Tyler's dying fiancÚ, Beth. Barrett is an intelligent, late 30 year old gay man who has recently been dumped and has an ethereal experience with "a pale aqua light, translucent, a swatch of veil" while walking through Central Park at night. This spiritual experience sends him on a search for deeper meaning. Tyler, a musician, struggles with cocaine addiction as he seeks creativity and inspiration to write the perfect song for his wedding to Beth. Both brothers are seekers on different paths in this beautifully written novel.

Read more by Michael Cunningham

Books Picked For You

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

by Rob Elliott

Young readers will have a blast sharing this collection of hundreds of one-liners, knock-knock jokes, tongue twisters, and more with their friends and family. Original.

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

by Michael A Singer

Who are you? In this remarkable book, author and spiritual guide Michael Singer explores this fundamental question, seeking the very root of consciousness in order to help readers learn how to dwell ... Read More

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

The Itsy Bitsy Bunny

by Jeffrey Burton, Sanja Rescek (Illustrator)

A fun and playful holiday twist on "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for Easter! The itsy bitsy bunny was hopping up the trail Down fell the baskets past his tiny ... Read More

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls

by Martha Hall Kelly

"On a September day in Manhattan in 1939, twenty-something Caroline Ferriday is consumed by her efforts to secure the perfect boutonniere for an important French diplomat and resisting the romantic ... Read More

Monster Manual

Monster Manual

by Wizards RPG Team

This second in the series of rulebooks presents more than 300 official monsters for all levels of D&D play. Each monster is illustrated and comes with complete game statistics and tips for the ... Read More

Llama Llama Easter Egg

Llama Llama Easter Egg

by Anna Dewdney

With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they're ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable ... Read More

1984

1984 (1950)

by George Orwell

George Orwell's novel about the perils of totalitarian rule remains relevant more than 60 years after its 1949 publication. 1984 paints the bleak picture of a society in which all information is ... Read More

Player's Handbook

Player's Handbook

by Wizards RPG Team

An essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer, this text contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and ... Read More

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

by Neil Gaiman

Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text. A modern masterpiece from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. First published in 2001, American ... Read More

Easter

Easter

by Roger Priddy

This is an ideal first word and picture board book to share with baby or toddler as a first step to discovering Easter traditions. The pages feature bright pictures of chocolate eggs, Easter baskets, ... Read More

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

by Thomas L. Friedman

The new international bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The World is Flat - this is an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century. 'As a ... Read More

The Going to Bed Book

The Going to Bed Book

by Sandra Boynton

No child likes going to bed and as every parent knows, their little treasures will try and delay it for as long as possible! Discover all the antics children get up to before going to bed, in this ... Read More