Having served as Great Britain's longest-enduring prime minister, Adam Lang accepts a large cash advance to write a tell-all memoir of his life and controversial political career, an effort for which he hires a ghostwriter who uncovers dangerous secrets about the former leader's term. 250,000 first printing.
In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains, in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become embroiled in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince with a mysterious secret.
A collection of novellas by four of today's most popular African-American writers includes Tracy Price-Thompson's award-winning Other People's Skin, TaRessa Stovall's My People, My People, Desiree Cooper's New Birth, and Elizabeth Atkins's Take It Off. Original.
Presents a rhyming couplet featuring each letter of the alphabet, with such characters as David the dog-faced boy, who dons a derby despite being dirty, and Victor, whose frequent victories have made him vainglorious.
The monumental Russian classic reflecting the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic Wars comes to life in a compelling new translation that is faithful to the original text and accompanied by an index of historical figures, textual annotations, a chapter summary, and an informative introduction. 50,000 first printing.
Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness.
Detached from the rest of the country on the eve of World War I, the tuberculosis-stricken residents of an Adirondack lakeside sanatorium are housed in accordance with their economic status and languish in their isolation before an enterprising patient initiates a weekly discussion group. By the National Book Award-winning author of Ship Fever. 60,000 first printing.
Having set aside her own life in her support of her parents, husband, and children, Helen Knightly confronts the realities of the choices that were imposed upon her during a harrowing twenty-four-hour period of death and revelation. By the author of The Lovely Bones. 750,000 first printing.
Astonished to learn that her impeccable mother led a secret life marked by her passionate love for a Las Vegas man and a private commitment to pleasure, Barbara elects to end destructive patterns in her own life while honoring her mother's final wishes.
After sixty years of living in the upstate New York town of Thomaston, Louis Charles and his wife of forty years, Sarah, prepare for a trip to Italy to visit Louis' childhood friend, an artist who had fled his hometown many years earlier.
The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood, in a new edition—which includes an author biography and publication history—of a novel originally published in 1962. Original.