Taken in by a wealthy family friend after surviving an accident that killed his mother, 13-year-old Theo Decker tries to adjust to life on Park Avenue.
Matilda is the story of an exceptionally gifted girl who outsmarts her cruel parents and the brutish school headmistress Miss Trunchbull with the help of her magical abilities and her kind teacher Miss Honey. Illustrated with vivacious drawings by Quentin Blake.
Falling in love on an exquisite island off the coast of Kenya, a free-spirited American woman and a Swahili Muslim man share a life of privacy and intimacy until the plans for their wedding force them to confront the violent and tragic realities of mainland life on the eve of the Persian Gulf War.
Over dinner at an Amsterdam restaurant, two couples — brothers and their wives — discuss a terrible crime most likely committed by their sons. The crime is not yet public, but grainy video footage exists — and both sets of parents know it depicts their offspring. As the conversation deepens, one wrenching question gets clearer and more pressing by the moment: How far will each family go to protect those it loves?
Jilted by her fiance, Quaker Honor Bright leaves the comfort of her native England for the harsh frontier farmland of 1850 Ohio. Among strangers and feeling the pressures of an alien world, Honor struggles to ford a cultural divide wider than the Atlantic she just crossed. And soon a new urgency takes hold: Honor joins the Underground Railroad, aiding runaway slaves in their escape to freedom.
Alice Nutter fights for justice when a group of women are accused of witchcraft during the reign of England's James I — when being Catholic is considered an act of treason and the Latin High Mass is comparable to the satanic Black Mass.
Feeling unfulfilled in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, South American youth Nelson lands a starring role in a revival of a legendary play by his hero and confronts the realities of civil war while touring unfamiliar landscapes. At Night We Walk In Circles was written by the award-winning author of Lost City Radio.
The creator of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness presents a full-length, lavishly illustrated adaptation that explores the hubris of the mad scientist, the innocence of his monstrous creation and the dark desires reflected by Mary Shelley's themes.
Collects parallel stories of China's Boxer Rebellion. Inspired by visions of Chinese gods, Little Bao joins up with an army of rebels to fight against Western influence and religion; meanwhile Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her first true home with Christian missionaries.
A young mother sets sail from Ireland to meet her husband in Canada; prospectors hope to strike gold in the frozen Yukon; a slave poisons his master and escapes with the master's wife. In 14 stories inspired by history, the author of Room presents wanderers, immigrants and other boundary-crossers.
In a new phase of Bridget's life in contemporary London, she faces the challenge of maintaining her sex appeal, engages in drunken texting and despairs about fitting into skinny jeans.
This book includes the original novel featuring the troubled English missionary Mr. Fortune — Mr. Fortune's Maggot — as well as the follow-up novella, The Salutation. Both take readers deep into the heart of a man in search of his own soul.