The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #6), Carolyn Keene

One-Sentence Summary: A bottle of perfume which reluctantly being sold to Bess leads to the adventure of capturing a counterfeit syndicate. When waiting for the train to return to River Heights, Nancy is contemplating their encounter with the mysterious woman in the Oriental perfume shop. She still feels suspicious with…

Moby-Dick, Herman Melville

One-Sentence Summary: Ishmael joins the adventure of hunting whales but almost lost his own life due to Captain Ahab's obsession of hunting the white whale (Moby Dick) which he had lost his leg to it. "Call me Ishmael." The narrator introduces himself as Ishmael. He recalls his life…

An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser

"The difference between the attitudes of these two girls - Sondra with everything offering all - asking nothing of him; Roberta, with nothing, asking all." Clyde Griffiths is raised by poor and devoutly religious parents to help in their street missionary work. Clyde always struggles with the inferiority…

The Stand, Stephen King

"I will fear no evil" While Charlie Campion is on night duty, a deadly virus escapes the military complex he is monitoring. He manages to flee with his wife and baby daughter before the base enters lockdown. When they reached the East Texas town of Arnette, Charlie's car…