Two characters from A Ship Made of Paper , Kate Ellis and her daughter, Ruby, meet a wandering adventurer and offer him stability if he is willing to forgo his deep convictions and make compromises to get along with others. 50,000 first printing.
A collection of top-selected short fictional works by the Nobel Prize-winning writer offers insight into her use of rich language to convey themes ranging from politics and sexuality to race and family life, in a volume that includes such pieces as "Friday's Footprint" and "Something Out There."
Collects stories originally published in The New Yorker by authors selected by the magazine as promising young scribes under the age of forty, in a book that includes works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Karen Russell.
Fearless, funny, and ultimately tender, Evans's stories offer a bold new perspective on the experience of being young and African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America.
Lacey Yeager takes New York City's art world by storm, charming men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness, and experiencing the highs and lows of the art world from the late 1990s into the present day. By the author of Shopgirl.
Presents the story of ten-year-old Gurion Maccabee, who throughout the course of four days is ejected from his latest Jewish day-school for acts of terrorist violence and messianic tendencies and launches the start of a revolution inside of a lockdown institution.
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she goes reluctantly — and meets the amazing Etienne St. Clair. Will their year of near-misses lead to love?
When his popular older brother Boaz returns from a three-year tour of duty in an incomprehensible war, Levi, who wearies of being compared to his superstar brother, instantly realizes that Boaz has been dramatically changed by his experiences. By the author of Harmless. 10,000 first printing.
Popular, thoughtless Samantha dies in a fiery car crash — but wakes up the next morning, and ends up living out her last day alive seven times in a row, until she finally unravels the mystery of her death.
In Romania at the height of Ceausescu's reign, several young people leave the impoverished provinces for the city in search of better prospects, but they must face betrayal, suicide, and the reality that even the strongest must bend to the oppressors or resist and die.
Psychology professor Cass Seltzer finds his relationship challenged by a former girlfriend's invitation to join her biochemistry experiment in immortality, an effort that is complicated by his ongoing quest to understand religion.
The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job with Big Coal, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.
After his wife is diagnosed with cancer, Shep Knacker sees his dream of retiring to a developing country slip away, along with all the money in his once-plentiful bank account, as he tries to navigate America's labyrinthine health-care system. By the best-selling author of The Post-Birthday World. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
A 5-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years — since she was a teenager.
A historical novel is based on the Penobscot Expedition of the American Revolution, during which colonial ships and infantry were decimated by a small Scottish force, a battle that propelled the career of 18-year-old Scottish lieutenant John Moore and led to an unsuccessful court-martial for Paul Revere. By the best-selling author of Agincourt 200,000 first printing.
In the early 1970s, trainer Tommy Hansel attempts a horse racing scam at a small, backwoods track in West Virginia, but nothing goes according to his plan when the horses refuse to cooperate and nearly everyone at the track seems to know his scheme.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Beginning in 1968, a motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs from San Francisco's Chinatown make their way through the history of the day, becoming caught in a riptide of politics and passion, clashing ideologies, and personal turmoil that culminate in their effort to save the International Hotel—epicenter of the Yellow Power Movement.
The lives of four strangers — including an antiques dealer in Jerusalem, a man in London and an American novelist — are thrown into chaos over an enormous, stolen desk.
A tale loosely inspired by the life of Alexis de Tocqueville is set in the early nineteenth century and follows an unlikely friendship between a survivor of the French Revolution and an itinerant English engraver's son.
Very short stories of twenty-five words or less appear in this collection from authors including Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, and Ha Jin and run the gamut from playful to tragic and conservative to experimental.
Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro revisit the case that troubled them the most when the missing girl they found twelve years earlier—only to see her returned to a neglectful mother and a broken home—goes missing again.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel — a young German girl whose book-stealing and storytelling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
When she is tricked by her stepfather and sold into prostitution, thirteen-year-old Lakshmi becomes submerged in a nightmare where her only comfort is the friendship she forms with the other girls, which helps her survive—and eventually escape. Reader's Guide available.