A richly textured historical novel chronicles the life and times of St. Paul, the Roman Jewish citizen who transformed the history of the Western world, following the man, the scholar, the adventurer, the prosecutor for the Jewish high court, the orator, and the writer who brought Christianity to a pagan world. 30,000 first printing.
Gathers six of the humorist's funniest holiday stories, including "The SantaLand Diaries," the National Public Radio commentator's acclaimed account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. By the author of Naked. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
A reunion with two childhood friends—Ruth and Tommy—draws Kath and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the serene English countryside, and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Discovering a medieval book and a cache of letters, a motherless American girl becomes the latest in a series of historians, including her late father, who investigates the possible surviving legacy of Vlad the Impaler, a quest that takes her across Europe and into the pasts of her father and his mentor. A first novel. 300,000 first printing.
Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
The unexpected friendship between two very different women—Alison, a beautiful young woman struggling to recover from her ruined career as a fashion model, and Veronica, an older eccentric and proofreader—survives both Alison's reentry into the world of fashion and Veronica's battle with AIDS as it has a profound influence on both women's lives. 40,000 first printing.
Beginning his witness-protection job at a doughnut restaurant in the week before the 1980 presidential election, small-time thief Vince Camden finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a local politician's troubles, involved in a credit-card scam, and torn between relationships with a beautiful law clerk and a neurotic prostitute. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Embracing the conservative and discriminatory belief systems of her Southern hometown, Tab witnesses profound changes in the attitudes of her friends and family throughout the course of a 1960s gubernatorial campaign, which is marked by the establishment of a voting school for church members. By the author of Out of the Night That Covers Me.
As lawyer Charlie Arglist prepares to leave Witchita, Kansas, with a suitcase full of stolen money, he sets out to revisit the scenes of his used up life—his angry ex-wife, ex-lovers, cops on the take, and empty bars and clubs filled with secrets that others will do anything to hide. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.
Two generations of women—Serafina, a Mexican-Indian girl who emigrates illegally to California, and her daughter, Elvia, separated from her mother when Serafina is deported—struggle to maintain their dignity amidst the frequently brutal world of migrant farm labor. By the author of Aquaboogie. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Making a pact to stay together after the suicide of their mother, Junan and her sister, Yinan, find their vow challenged when Junan is separated from her husband by the Japanese invasion of China and decides to send Yinan after him to the wartime capital. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
When her husband is incarcerated for his involvement in a tragic home invasion, Patty Dickerson must raise their newborn child in a community that is sometimes hostile to her, all the while struggling to maintain her dignity.
After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Teacher's Guide available.
In the third volume of the Destiny's Children trilogy, which began with Coalescent and Exultant, human beings from half a million years in the future come back in time to make contact with a near future generation of humankind. 10,000 first printing.
Falling into a deep and impenetrable sleep, young Madeleine leaves behind the tangible world of her provincial French village, joins a gypsy circus, and sees in her dreams people experiencing profound and mystical transformations. A first novel.