The first volume in a new annual series celebrating the contributions of African-American authors features short stories and novel excerpts by Michael Thomas, Walter Dean Myers, Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, Z. Z. Packer, Edward P. Jones, Stephen Carter, and Christopher Paul Curtis, among others. Simultaneous. 25,000 first printing.
Reared by ghosts, werewolves and other residents of the hillside cemetery he calls home, an orphan named Nobody Owens wonders how he will manage to survive among the living having learned all his lessons from the dead. And the man Jack — who killed the rest of Nobody's family — is itching to finish the job. Illustrations by Dave McKean.
In this thriller set in the Middle East of 1914, Somerville, a British archaeologist, and his team are excavating a long-buried Assyrian palace when an American geologist from an oil company posing as an archaeologist arrives one day and insinuates himself into Somerville's group. But he's not the only one working undercover to stake a claim on Iraq's rich oil fields.
Often described as "the Aeneid of rabbits," this is the story of young rabbit Fiver and his brother Hazel, who set out on an epic journey to find a new home after their own warren is destroyed. Watership Down began as a series of improvised stories author Richard Adams told his young daughters during car trips. Adams also invented the language, Lapine, spoken by Hazel and Fiver.
When journalist Sarah Page uncovers the secrets of a powerful lobbying firm, she finds her life at risk, while President Susan Cameron must choose between her political future and the nation's well-being after learning of Sarah's discoveries.
Preparing to fight China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, a motley assortment of sailors and passengers, including a bankrupt rajah, a widowed tribeswoman, and a free-spirited French orphan, comes to experience family-like ties that eventually span continents, races, and generations.
Set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the 1950s, a novel about family, the repercussions of war, and the bonds that sustain personal relationships focuses on a single family—Lark, her brother Termite, their mother Lola, and Termite's soldier father, Robert Leavitt.
Reluctantly agreeing to allow his gang to appear in a reality television cop show that promises a lucrative payout and legal protection, luckless thief John Dortmunder and his partner, Kelp, devise a secondary plot to deceive case-cracking television viewers. By a three-time Edgar Award winner.