喀尔巴阡古堡 法国著名科幻小说家 儒勒·凡尔纳 的名著。 奥地利帝国的特兰西瓦尼亚地区，牧羊人福利科发现荒芜多年的喀尔巴阡古堡突然又冒烟了，他恐怖得叫了起来。福利科被当作巫师，人们说他有呼神唤怪的能耐，他看到妖魔鬼怪了吗？本书作者以惊人的丰富的想象力和独特的艺术构思，描写了一座既神秘又恐怖的古堡。作者通过描写弗朗兹这一传奇式人物不畏艰险地对古堡进行探索，揭示了古堡的奥秘。这个故事富于浪漫的传奇色彩，但绝非无聊的杜撰。 古堡的主人是一个古怪的老人，年轻时，他非常喜欢一位红极一时的女高音歌唱家，而这位歌唱家却与青年伯爵弗朗兹相爱了。在歌唱家的告别演出上，古堡的主人可怕的面容活活吓死了可怜的歌唱家。而性情孤僻的古堡主人却以为是弗朗兹害死了自己的梦中情人，并对他展开了报复。
Ayn Rand /
Boomer Books /
SUMMARY: The year 2005 marks Ayn Rand's Centennial Year. Ayn Rand's classic tale of a future dark age of the great ?We??a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values?anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. (下面內容來自豆瓣) 安·兰德是美国当代最有影响的作家、思想家和公共知识分子之一。 安·兰德宣扬极端个人主义精神，是理性利已主义的倡导者，与利他主义和自我牺牲的伦理学形成最为尖锐的对抗。 在美国，她的作品的销量仅次于《圣经》。 有人说不了解安·兰德就无法理解美国精神。许多大名鼎鼎的人物，包括美联储主席格林斯潘、甲骨文CEO埃里森都是安·兰德哲学的拥趸。
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle /
"The Sign of the Four" is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's follow-up to his immensely successful "A Study in Scarlet," where we first meet one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes. "The Sign of the Four" is the mystery surrounding the disappearance Miss Mary Morstan's father. Every year on the anniversary of Miss Morstan's father's disappearance, Mary receives an anonymous gift of a priceless pearl. Miss Morstan solicits the help of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to unravel the identity and motive of her anonymous benefactor.
Sara Gruen /
Algonquin Books /
An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons . When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, drifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her. Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place. It tells a story of a love between two people that overcomes incredible odds in a world in which even love is a luxury that few can afford.