The devastating effects of work, adultery, rebellion, and selfdeception slowly destroy the once successful marriage of Frank and April Wheeler, a suburban American couple. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
In tranquil Branscombe, New Hampshire, for the holidays, private investigator Regan Reilly and amateur sleuth Alvirah Meehan investigate shenanigans involving the local mega lottery in the midst of preparations for a local festival.
Entwines the classic fairy tale of the little match girl with a story of Frederik, whose mother is seamstress to the queen and who spends many evenings crafting a village in the attic of their small, cold home.
Struggling to survive amid India's complicated civil service, Rakesh Ahuja, Delhi's minister of urban development, is the head of an ever-expanding family of thirteen children, which includes his rebellious oldest son, Arjun. A first novel. Original. 30,000 first printing.
A widower transplanted from India with two Americanized daughters, Sonny Roopini, an alderman in Chicago's city government, finds himself thrust into the limelight thanks to the sudden death of the mayor.
A definitive compilation of short fiction by the Nobel Laureate spans more than two decades of her long career and includes such diverse and seminal works as "To Room Nineteen," "One off the Short List," and "The Habit of Loving," as well as two classic novellas—The Temptation of Jack Orkney and The Other Woman. 17,500 first printing.
A collection of short works is comprised of pieces that previously appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney's, in a volume that includes such tales as "The Gingerbread Girl" and "N."
A definitive selection of the finest short fiction by contemporary American authors brings together stories by Russell Banks, John Updike, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Chabon, Louise Erdrich, Lorrie Moore, Denis Johnson, Juno Diaz, Mary Gaitskill, and other notable writers. Original. 30,000 first printing.
Traveling to the wedding of his estranged daughter and left stranded in O'Hare Airport when his flight is cancelled, Bennie Ford, a fifty-three-year-old failed poet and translator, begins writing a letter of complaint to the airline that evolves into a painful lament for a life that has gone badly awry. A first novel.
When a prominent local is attacked in his home and left for dead, big-city detective Joe Cashin, shaken by a personal scrape with death and posted to a quiet town, is thrust into what becomes a high-profile murder investigation. A Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award Winner. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Living a solitary life in a remote valley along the Tumen River separating North Korea and China, a Chinese ginseng hunter is little aware of what is happening in the outside world, until figures hiding in the fields, corpses floating in the river, rumors of violence and murder, and a fateful meeting with a young North Korean prostitute intrude on his solitude. 20,000 first printing.
The world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher in a small coastal town in Maine, is revealed in stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, her stoic husband and her own resentful son.