When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a six-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own.After being left brain damaged following a bicycle accident, Madeline, Aaron Maciver's young wife, is cared for by Aaron and his second wife along with two children of their own, in a novel that follows the Maciver family through four decades.
In the fall of 2000, with the results of the presidential election still hanging in the balance, Frank Bascombe confronts the perils of Thanksgiving as he contends with health, marital, and family issues and works as a realtor at the Jersey shore.
Broke and down-on-his luck, recently divorced psychiatrist Bob Wells is assigned to assist a paranoid patient, Emile Bardan, who is convinced that someone is out to steal his most prized possession, a priceless mask, but when Bob decides to steal the mask for himself, he is plunged into a dark world from which there may be no escape. 25,000 first printing.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning master storyteller presents a collection of sixty-two stories, each exactly 240 words in length, that reveal the thoughts and feelings of individuals whose heads have been severed from their bodies, including such characters as Medusa, Anne Boleyn, a chicken, and a man decapitated on the job in 2008.
Drawn to sixteen-year-old Lucia during a visit to Madrid's Prado museum, art historian Manuel draws parallels between Lucia's exotic beauty and the physical features of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabelle's daughter Juana the Mad, whose story Lucia and Manuel find themselves replaying in the modern world. 50,000 first printing.
Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, long-suffering art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon. By the author of White Teeth. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
This thirteenth—and final—installment quite possibly reveals to readers if Count Olaf prevails, if the Baudelaires survive, and if the series actually ends happily - or unfortunately.