A single-volume compilation of the National Book Award finalist's short stories includes Break It Down and Varieties of Disturbance. 20,000 first printing.
Junior Thibodeau, who was encoded at birth with a prophecy about the world ending in thirty-six years, grapples with the question of whether or not anything he does matters.
Fascinated by the Mexican father she never knew, Carla heads for Mexico to find her true identity, landing on the doorstep of her ex-boyfriend and falling in with a gang of small-time drug dealers and would-be revolutionaries.
In 1974 Manhattan, a radical young Irish monk struggles with personal demons while making his home among Bronx prostitutes, a group of mothers shares grief over their lost Vietnam soldier sons, and a young grandmother attempts to prove her worth.
English Captain Charles Hunter and his crew of ruffians sail from colonial Jamaica to infiltrate a Spanish-controlled island, commandeering the galleon El Trinidad and its fortune in gold after a bloody battle, but Hunter and his crew have plenty of danger and adventure ahead of them, in this 17th-century swashbuckling tale found among the late author's files after his passing. 1.25 million first printing.
An anthology by the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting contains intricately detailed pieces illuminating the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America, from a lonely composer who takes comfort in a parakeet's song to a group of children who want to change their names. Reprint. A reading-group title.
Ten new short works include the stories of a grieving mother who is aided by a surprising source, a woman's response to a humiliating seduction, and a nineteenth-century Russian âemigrâe's winter journey to the Riviera.
Presents a diverse volume of short tales by leading genre authors from the latter half of the twentieth century that includes entries by such names as Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King.
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, an innkeeper and her son find a treasure map that leads them across the Spanish Main to a notorious pirate's treasure. This classic novel introduced the world to the dreaded Long John Silver.
Collects all ninety-two of the late author's stories—including "Prima Belladonna," "Dead Time," and "The Index"— which span five decades and explore everything from musical orchids to human cannibalism to the secret history of World War III.
Collects a novella and seven stories in a genre-spanning anthology that includes tales of a New England town ravaged by a humanity-threatening plague and an Egyptologist's obsessive quest for a tomb and the secrets to immortality.
Twin brothers born from a secret love affair between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Addis Ababa, Marion and Shiva Stone come of age in Ethiopia, where their love for the same woman drives them apart.
After an invisible force field seals off Chester's Mill, Maine, from the rest of the world, it is up to Dale Barbara, an Iraq veteran, and a select group of citizens to save the town, if they can get past Big Jim Rennie, a murderous politician, and his son, who hides a horrible secret in his dark pantry.
A tale spanning the end of the Victorian era through World War I finds famous children's book author Olive Wellwood taking in a runaway and exposing the boy to dark truths about her family's summer bacchanals at their rambling country house.
Alik Strelnikov, a veteran of the Russian Chechen War, works as an enforcer for the Russian mob and is involved with Marina, a part-time prostitute, with whom he devises a desperate plan of escape that will put them between warring mobs and span a century.