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The Author’s Bookshelf: R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine is a novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor, best known for his horror books aimed at young readers. R.L. Stine says he has a great job: “My job is to give kids the CREEPS!”

R.L.'s books are read all over the world. So far, he has sold over 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children's authors in history. Authoring the Fear Street series, the best-selling young adult book series in history, and Goosebumps, the international hit translated into 32 languages, R.L. became a worldwide publishing celebrity.

Among his accolades, R.L. has been awarded the 2002 Champion of Reading Award from the Free Public Library of Philadelphia, the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award in 2007, and the Horror Writers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Other book creations include: Ghosts of Fear Street, Give Yourself Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room (also a TV series), Mostly Ghostly, and Beware!, a collection of all his favorite stories, poems, comics and illustrations. These days, R.L. is busier than ever. He's working on many books, including the Goosebumps HorrorLand series. He lives in New York City with his wife Jane and his dog Minnie.

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  • The Way We Live Now (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Anthony Trollope

    Our Price: $14.36
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780198705031
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 2016
  • Misery

    By Stephen King

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501143106
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: January 2016
    The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal. One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA TODAY).Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.“Terrifying” (San Francisco Chronicle), “dazzlingly well-written” (The Indianapolis Star), and “truly gripping” (Publishers Weekly),Misery is “classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense” (TheBoston Globe).
  • A Kiss Before Dying

    By Ira Levin

    Our Price: $6.00 - $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849015912
    • Publisher: Corsair
    • Published: June 2011
  • Sparkling Cyanide

    By Agatha Christie

    Our Price: $13.49
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062074386
    • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2012
    A year after Rosemary's death, six people, her long-suffering husband, her devoted secretary, her lovers, and a betrayed wife, think about her murder, but only one is responsible for her death.
  • The A.B.C. Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    By Agatha Christie

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062073587
    • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
    • Published: February 2011
    There’s a serial killer on the loose, working his way through the alphabet and the whole country is in a state of panic. A is for Mrs. Ascher in Andover, B is for Betty Bernard in Bexhill, C is for Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston. With each murder, the killer is getting more confident – but leaving a trail of deliberate clues to taunt the proud Hercule Poirot might just prove to be the first, and fatal, mistake. 252p.
  • The Kitchen God's Wife

    By Amy Tan

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038108
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: September 2006
    Winnie and Helen, lifelong friends, have kept each other's secrets for more than fifty years. When Helen decides it's time to reveal the truth, Winnie knows that she must first tell her daughter, Pearl, about her past - including something terrible that even Helen does not know. And so begins the story of Winnie's journey - from a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, across a ravaged China during WWII, and eventually to the United States. A striking portrait of a courageous woman and a tale that celebrates the bond between mother and daughter. 415p.
  • Maus I, A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

    By Art Spiegelman

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394747231
    • Publisher: Random House Inc
    • Published: September 1986
    The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
  • Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

    By Art Spiegelman

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679729778
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: September 1992
    A narrative sequel to Maus captures the experience of the Holocaust as it chronicles the continuing story of Vladek, who survives Auschwitz, is reuited with his beloved Anja, and sires young Art. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
  • Martin Chuzzlewit (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $10.76
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199554003
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: May 2009
    At the center of Martin Chuzzlewit is Martin himself, very old, very rich, very much on his guard. What he suspects (with good reason) is that every one of his close and distant relations, now converging in droves on the country inn where they believe he is dying, will stop at nothing to become the inheritor of his great fortune. Having unjustly disinherited his grandson, young Martin, the old fellow now trusts no one but Mary Graham, the pretty girl hired as his companion. Though she has been made to understand she will not inherit a penny, she remains old Chuzzlewit's only ally. As the viperish relations and hangers-on close in on him, we meet some of Dickens's most marvelous characters - among them Mr. Pecksniff (whose name has entered the language asa synonym for ultimate hypocrisy and self-importance): the fabulously evil Jonas Chuzzlewit: the strutting reptile Tigg Montague: and the ridiculous, terrible, comical Sairey Gamp.
  • The House of Mirth

    By Edith Wharton

    Our Price: $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140187298
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 1993
    "Uniquely authentic among American novels of manners." --Louis Auchincloss The House of Mirth is the novel that first established the literary reputation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Edith Wharton. In it, she honed her devastating acerbic style, created one of her most memorable heroines in Lily Bart, and discovered her defining theme: the vulgarity, greed, human frailty, and false social values that form the true foundation of New York society.
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

    By Erik Larson

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375725609
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2004
    Chicago circa 1893 surges to vivid life in this spellbinding bestseller of the intertwining tale of two men - the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. 9 B&W illus. Index. 447p.
  • The Name Above the Title: An Autobiography

    By Frank Capra

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306807718
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 1997
    Although Frank Capra (1897-1991) is best known as the director of It Happened One Night, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Arsenic and Old Lace, and It's a Wonderful Life, he was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a behind-the-scenes force in the Director's Guild, the Motion Picture Academy, and the Producer's Guild. He worked with or knew socially everyone in the movie business from Mack Sennett, Chaplin, and Keaton in the silent era, through the illustrious names of the golden age. He directed Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, Bette Davis, and others. Reading his autobiography is like having Capra sitting in your living room, regaling you with his anecdotes. In The Name Above the Title he reveals the deeply personal story of how, despite winning six Academy Awards, he struggled throughout his life against the glamors, vagaries, and frustrations of Hollywood for the creative freedom to make some of the most memorable films of all time.
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060883287
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: February 2006
    An Oprah's Book Club selection. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics). The brilliant, surreal story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family...and, the invention of ice. One of the most influential novels written in the past half-century. From the Nobel Prize winner. 417p.
  • Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143116110
    • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    • Published: June 2009
    Having transformed the annual Fourth of July parade into a Lake Wobegon extravaganza, steadfast mechanic Clint Bunsen attracts the attention of the governor and the media before announcing his intention to run for Congress, an endeavor that is compromised by his drinking and rumors of an affair. A best-selling novel. Reprint.
  • Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)

    By Harlan Coben

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780345542229
    • Publisher: Dell
    • Published: April 2013
    Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move.

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