The best-selling author of But What If We're Wrong? presents an anthology of high-concept stories, including one in which an obscure pop band grapples with fame when its song becomes a white supremacist anthem.
A follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead's new novel follows the harrowing experiences of two African-American teens at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
A parent receives a panicked phone call from a stranger who reveals that both of their children have been kidnapped by someone who demands that they abduct another child to prevent the murders of their own.
At a chance encounter at a Berlin soiree in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous — then, infamous. From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives.
Three Summers is the story of three sisters growing up in the countryside near Athens before World War II. Over three summers, the girls share and keep secrets, fall in and out of love, try to figure out their parents and other members of the tribe of adults, take note of the weird ways of friends and neighbors, worry about and wonder who they are.
A group of misfit kids shares an unforgettable summer investigating ghost stories, conspiracy theories and urban legends in their 1980s Niagara Falls community, uncovering unexpected local secrets along the way.
Monstress is Marjorie Liu's Eisner Award-nominated tale of a young girl struggling to survive war in a richly-imagined alternate Asia.
A hardworking high-school senior who longs to attend college struggles against the belief systems of his white-supremacist father, who is about to be released from prison after a violent encounter with two black college students.
From the acclaimed author of The Red Car, a comic novel of race, money, sex, liberalism, and bad behavior in the post-Obama era, featuring a wealthy Connecticut divorcee, her college-age daughter, and the famous Pakistani-American novelist who seduces them both.
When her good intentions are misinterpreted as blackmail, Clara Montgomery, unemployed and living on her young brother's couch, finds herself swept up in a "pretend" relationship with a famous English actor that turns into something all too real. Original.
A 30-year-old math whiz with Asperger's tries to make her love life as rich as her career by hiring an escort to help her with her lack of knowledge and experience in the dating department.
Resolving to achieve professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against cold and efficient nemesis Joshua, a rivalry that is impossibly complicated by her growing attraction to him.
Leaving Harvard to complete her dissertation on the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian in England, Eloise Kelly discovers lost historical information that reveals the secret life of the most elusive spy of all time, a figure who single-handedly saved England from Napoleon's invasion.
The students and parents of a tight-knit community find their bonds nearly destroyed by competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens nearby, in a story told from both adult and child perspectives.
Shana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady: She appears to be sleepwalking. She cannot talk and cannot be woken up. And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows. But Shana and are sister are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And on their journey, they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence, where this apocalyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it.
Fresh from medical school, teenage genius Saira takes a job treating childhood cancer, and must prove herself to skeptical adult coworkers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes and falling for one of her patients.