“Hilarious, always inventive, this is a book for all, especially uptight English teachers, bardolaters, and ministerial students.”
—Dallas Morning News
Fool—the bawdy and outrageous New York Times bestseller from the unstoppable Christopher Moore—is a hilarious new take on William Shakespeare’s King Lear…as seen through the eyes of the foolish... Read more »
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic
Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's... Read more »
The Gap of Time
William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Retold: A Novel
The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s “late plays.” It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother... Read more »
Shylock Is My Name
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold: A Novel
Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern re-imagining of one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters: Shylock
Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of... Read more »
William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew Retold: A Novel
“Tyler's latest offering is part of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project, in which Shakespeare's works are retold by contemporary authors. In this retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, Kate Battista keeps house for her scientist father and her younger sister, Bunny. When Dr. Battista's lab assistant, Pyotr, is in danger of being deported, a plan is hatched to marry him to Kate so he can stay in the country. The story that follows is a thought-provoking look at the role of women in society, with questions that are just as relevant today as they were more than 400 years ago, all addressed with the same insightful humor that readers have come to expect from Tyler.”Sharon Nagel, Boswell Book Company
William Shakespeare's King Lear Retold: A Novel
A reimagining of one of Shakespeare's most well-read tragedies, by the contemporary, critically acclaimed master of domestic drama
Henry Dunbar, the once all-powerful head of a global media corporation, is not having a good day. In his dotage he hands over care of the corporation to his two eldest daughters, Abby and Megan, but as relations sour... Read more »
William Shakespeare's Macbeth Retold: A Novel
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018
Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play retold in a heart-pounding New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst.
Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo's Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem. Duncan, chief... Read more »
If You Come Softly
Twentieth Anniversary Edition
“Told in two voices, this is a teen love story filled with quiet innocence, careful wording, and strong questions. When a young Black boy and Jewish girl meet at school, emotions blossom and these star-crossed lovers will show the world that more comes from love than hate. This beautiful cover matches the narration in tone, timeless.”Jessica, Once Upon A Time
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved author of The Handmaid’s Tale reimagines Shakespeare’s final, great play, The Tempest, in a gripping and emotionally rich novel of passion and revenge.
“A marvel of gorgeous yet economical prose, in the service of a story that’s utterly heartbreaking yet pierced by humor, with a plot that retains... Read more »
Foul is Fair
“If you liked the movie “Heathers” and you’re fascinated by Lady Macbeth, then this book is for you! Visceral, vivid writing tells the tale of a young girl who is drugged and raped at a prep school party and seeks revenge on the “golden boys” who did it. With the help of her coven of girlfriends, she gets it. It’s dark and disturbing, a topic that is horrifying in reality, but the reading is like a wave you can’t escape and pulls you to the end. Perfectly narrated by Emily Lawrence.”Kristine, Buttonwood Books and Toys
A Thousand Acres
Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Jane Smiley’s spellbinding novel also headed best-seller lists for many months. A Thousand Acres is the powerful, mythic story of an American farm family and the land that nourishes and consumes its members. Three daughters and their husbands are pulled into a tangle... Read more »
Enter Three Witches
Acclaimed children's author Caroline B. Cooney is well-known for her engaging, sophisticated novels for young adults. Here she transports listeners into the world of Shakespeare's Macbeth through the eyes of a young girl named Mary. As a ward of the royal court, Mary has a behind-the- scenes view of the madness taking hold of the warrior and... Read more »
Now an ABC TV show from producer Shonda Rhimes!
Discover what happened after the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.
In fair Verona, enemies still walk the streets.
Two news hearts. Same two families.
The fight to the altar is about to... Read more »
William Shakespeare's Othello Retold: A Novel
Tracy Chevalier brings Shakespeare’s Othello—a harrowing drama of jealousy and revenge—to a 1970s era elementary school playground.
Arriving at his fifth school in as many years, diplomat’s son Osei Kokote knows he needs an ally if he is to survive his first day—so he’s lucky to hit it off with Dee, the most popular girl in school. But one... Read more »
The critically acclaimed author of The Fool's Tale, Nicole Galland now approaches William Shakespeare's classic drama of jealousy, betrayal, and murder from the opposite side. I, Iago is an ingenious, brilliantly crafted novel that allows one of literature's greatest villains—the deceitful schemer Iago, from the Bard's immortal tragedy,... Read more »