The author of crostics for The New York Times and Harper's magazine has created a collection of 50 new challenges for his many devoted followers--and for anyone discovering the intriguing appeal of crostics.
Full of twists and turns, "Everything You Want Me to Be" reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town s darkest secrets come to the forefront...and she inches closer and closer to her death. High school senior Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good citizen. When she s found brutally stabbed to death on the opening night of her high school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of her small town community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a family friend of the Hoffmans, vows to find her killer, but trying to solve her murder yields more questions than answers. It seems that Hattie s acting talents ran far beyond the stage. Told from three points of view Del, Hattie, and the new English teacher whose marriage is crumbling "Everything You Want Me to Be" weaves the story of Hattie s last school year and the events that drew her ever closer to her death. Evocative and razor-sharp, "Everything You Want Me to Be "challenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery or destruction?"
In his remarkable memoir, at once frank, audacious, canny, and revealing, Michael Korda, the author of Charmed Lives and Queenie, does for the world of books what Moss Hart did for the theater in Act One, and succeeds triumphantly in making publishing seem as exciting (and as full of great characters) as the stage. Another Life is not just an adventure--the engaging and often hilarious story of a young man making his career--but the insider's story of how a cottage industry metamorphosed into a big business, with sometimes alarming results for all concerned. Korda writes with grace, humor, and a shrewd eye, not only about himself and his rise from a lowly (but not humble) assistant editor re...
The creator of crostics for The New York Times and Harper's introduces a dazzling collection of 75 crostic favorites from out-of-print puzzle books. These scintillating brainteasers will challenge even the most skillful crostics fanatics. Spiral-bound.
This classic crossword series returns with 300 never-before-published puzzles! Simon & Schuster published the first-ever crossword puzzle book in 1924. Now, more than ninety years later, the tradition continues with a brand-new collection of 300 difficult crosswords from expert puzzle constructor, John M. Samson. The Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #15 is designed with convenience in mind and features perforated pages so you can tear out puzzles individually and work on them on-the-go. This new super-sized book will delight both existing fans and new puzzle enthusiasts as they discover this timeless and unique collection of entertainment. These Thursday- to Sunday-size puzzles are designed to keep you challenged and engaged, so sharpen your pencils and get ready!