books by Avon Books
In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action
Avon Books, 1992
We The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury. Using the dramatic true stories of people whose lives have been deeply affected by such issues as the death penalty and the right to privacy, attorneys Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy reveal how the majestic priciples of the Bill of Rights have taken shape in the lives of ordinary people, as ...
The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
Avon Books, 1996
In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of ...
Avon Books, 2008
New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough re-creates an extraordinary epoch before the mighty Republic belonged to Julius Caesar—when Rome's noblewomen were his greatest conquest. His victories were legend—in battle and bedchamber alike. Love was a political weapon he wielded cunningly and ruthlessly in his private war against enemies in the forum. Genius, general, patrician, Gaius Julius Caesar was history. His wives bought him ...
Watership Down A Novel
Avon Books, 1975
Watership Down A Novel
For Love of Evil (Book Six of Incarnations of Immortality)
Avon Books, 1990
The Man Who Would Be Satan Parry was a gifted musician and an apprentice in the arts of White Magic. But his life of sweet promise went disastrously awry following the sudden, violent death of his beloved Jolie. Led down the twisted path of wickedness and depravity by Lilah the harlot demoness, Parry thrived -- first as a sorceror, then as a monk, and finally as a feared inquisitor. But it wasn't until his mortal flame was extinguished that ...
Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life
Avon Books, 1988
With the publication of Living A Beautiful Life, Alexandra Stoddard originated the idea of creating an atmosphere of beauty and tranquility with simple touches that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. As a world-famous interior decorator, she has worked her magic on interiors large and small, from mansions and embassies to cottages and studio apartments. Through her writing and lectures, she has encouraged millions to brighten their ...
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Avon Books (P), 1991
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, internationaly acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, give advice on how to talk productively with children in the interest of harmony and cooperation.
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (Matthew Scudder)
Avon Books, 2000
There is no accolade or major mystery award that has not already been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are asintelligent, provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense. And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudder books -- masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonist rich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity ...
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Avon Books, 1992
White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
One Grave at a Time: A Night Huntress Novel
Avon Books, 2011
Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving-leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit. "Cat and Bones are combustible together." #1 bestselling author Charlaine Harris. "The Frost name guarantees quality!" Romantic ...
Arthur (Pendragon Cycle)
Stephen R. Lawhead
Avon Books, 1990
In a forgotten age of darkness a magnificent king arose to light the world. They called him unfit to rule—a lowborn, callow boy, Uther's bastard. But his coming had been foretold in the songs of the bard Taliesin. He had learned the uses of power from his guide and protector, Merlin. He was Arthur, Pendragon of the Island of the Mighty—who would rise to legendary greatness in a Britain torn by violence, greed and war; the Lord of Summer ...
Father Melancholy's Daughter
Avon Books, 1997
The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics--evocative, powerfully affecting, beautifully crafted fiction alive with endearing, unforgettable characters. Her critically acclaimed work has placed her among the ranks of Eudora Welty, Pat Conroy, and Carson McCullers, firmly establishing Godwin as a Southern literary novelist for the ages. Father Melancholy's Daughter, is widely recognized as one of the author's most poignant and ...
The Indian in the Cupboard, The Return of the Indian,The Secret of the Indian, The Mystery of the Cupboard : ...
Lynne Reid Banks
Avon Books,1982., 1982
In this classic, a young man receives two presents that will change his life: a plastic miniature Indian that magically comes to life inside a mysterious old cupboard.
Love Only Once: A Malory Novel
Avon Books, 2005
The exquisite niece of Lord Edward and Lady Charlotte Malory, Regina Ashton is outraged over her abduction by the arrogant, devilishly handsome Nicholas Eden—and is determined to make the rogue pay . . . with his heart. A golden-haired seducer, Nicholas has been hardened by a painful secret in his past. And now that he has besmirched Reggie's good name, the hot-tempered lady has vowed to wed him. Her fiery beauty stirs Nicholas as no woman ...
Fatso: Football When Men Were Really Men
Arthur J. Donovan
Avon Books, 1988
Avon Books, 1999
Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new ...
Avon Books (P), 1984
Over all a beautiful set of this 4-volume collection. ISBN 0-380-69933-8. The tetralogy, composed of The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1971), and A Division of the Spoils (1975), is set in India during the years leading up to that country's independence from the British raj (sovereignty). The story examines the role of the British in India and the effect of their presence in the country ...
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Avon Books, 1970
One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and ...
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
Avon Books, 1974
Product Details Paperback: 407 pages Publisher: Avon Books; Reissue edition (March 1974) Language: English
Beyond Our Selves
Avon Books, 1976
In the HODDER CHRISTIAN ESSENTIAL series and originally published in 1962. The author uses personal experiences and biblical reflection to explain how exchanging self-will for God's will is like exchanging a mask for the real self which will lead to a more direct relationship with God and a more meaningful faith.
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