Anti-Beach Reads


  • The Aeneid

    By Virgil

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679729525
    • Publisher: Vintage Classics
    • Published: June 1990
    Robert Fitzgerald has managed, by a sensitive use of faintly archaic vocabulary and a keen ear for sound and rhythm, to suggest the solemnity and the movement of Virgil's poem of Aeneas' fateful journey as no previous translator has done (including John Dryden). Brief Glossary. 443p.
  • The Goldfinch

    By Donna Tartt

    Our Price: $10.00 - $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316055444
    • Publisher: Back Bay Books
    • Published: April 2015
    "The author of the classic bestsellers The Secret History and The Little Friend returns with a brilliant, highly anticipated new novel. A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives an accident that takes the life of his mother. Aloneand abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by a friend's family and struggles to make sense of his new life. In the years that follow, he becomes entranced by one of the few things that reminds him of his mother: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the art underworld. Composed with the skills of a master, The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America, and a drama of almost unbearable acuity and power. It is a story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art"--
  • Truman

    By David McCullough

    Our Price: $7.95 - $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780671869205
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: June 1993
    Fair and balanced biography of one of the more controversial Presidents. Though heavily criticized while in office, Truman's stature has grown with the passage of time. 1,117p. Pap.