The Divers' Game depicts an unsettlingly familiar society that has renounced equality, where state-sanctioned abuses shape the final moments of a woman's life against a backdrop of two violent festivals.
Annabelle Archer, the brilliant but destitute daughter of a country vicar, has earned herself a place among the first cohort of female students at the renowned University of Oxford. In return for her scholarship, she must support the rising women's suffrage movement. Her charge: recruit men of influence to champion their cause. Her target: Sebastian Devereux, the cold and calculating Duke of Montgomery who steers Britain's politics at the Queen's command. Her challenge: not to give in to the powerful attraction she can't deny for the man who opposes everything she stands for.
Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Md., for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?
Literary editor Antonia Harper had it all — the career, the man, the future. That was then. Now Antonia is jobless, alone and at a crossroads. What better time to travel the world? A solo honeymoon on the Emerald Isle will be like hitting the reset button. No distractions, no drama.
Aiden Byrnes may be a literature professor, but words fail him when he meets the woman staying in the cottage next door. Tully Cross is meant to be a sleepy little village, and he's meant to be on a working holiday — not a vacation, and most definitely not with his beautiful neighbor.
When the van door slammed on Handmaid Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her — freedom, prison or death.
Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
A tale of spycraft, love and sacrifice inspired by the true story of Doctor Zhivago follows the efforts of two CIA agents to help publish Boris Pasternak's censored masterpiece against a backdrop of Cold War politics in Moscow.
Bea is on the run. And then, she runs into Lou.
This chance encounter sends them on a journey through West Texas, where strange things follow them wherever they go. The landscape morphs into an unsettling world, a mysterious cat joins them, and they are haunted by a group of threatening men. To stay safe, Bea and Lou must trust each other as they are driven to confront buried truths. The two women share their stories of loss and heartbreak — and a startling revelation about sexual assault — culminating in an exquisite example of human connection.
Forging an unexpected connection after a chance meeting, a Brooklyn graveyard-shift deli worker and an overwhelmed social-media star help each other discover who they are and who they want to be outside the expectations of family and fans.
Quichotte, an aging traveling salesman obsessed with the "unreal real" of TV, falls in impossible love with a queen of the screen; while obsessively writing her love letters, he wishes an imaginary son, Sancho, into existence. Together they set off across America in Quichotte's trusty Chevy Cruze to find her and convince her of his love. Meanwhile, Quichotte's tragicomic story is being told by the author who created him: Brother, a mediocre spy novelist in the midst of a midlife crisis.
Told in epistolary style through letters, articles, emails and diary entries, a debut novel by sister authors follows the experiences of a Haitian American teen who is sent to work in a Haitian nonprofit, where she learns about local culture and her family heritage.
The Grammarians are Laurel and Daphne Wolfe, identical, inseparable redheaded twins who share an obsession with words. They speak a secret "twin" tongue of their own as toddlers; as adults making their way in 1980s Manhattan, their verbal infatuation continues, but this love, which has always bound them together, begins instead to push them apart.
Etgar Keret's stories take place at the crossroads of the fantastical, searing, and hilarious. His characters grapple with parenthood and family, war and games, marijuana and cake, memory and love. These stories never go to the expected place, but always surprise, entertain, and move.
A man from a Malaysian fishing village who has completed a sentence for murder and a privileged young journalist whose life has taken an unexpected turn confront the systems of power, race and class that drove the former into violence.
Palestine + 100 poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: What might your country look like in the year 2048, a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba?
A collection of stories about community, family and love; about the forces that pull us together or drive us apart — a book rich with vividly imagined characters, hard-won wisdom, and humanity. Vividly set in places from Miami to Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, these stories showcase Edwige Danticat at her absolute best.