With an epidemic of "white blindness" sweeping New York City, the criminal element stalks the city, robbing and raping, while one eyewitness leads a group of seven strangers through the afflicted city streets to safety.
Octogenarian Alice, who as a child inspired Lewis Carroll's famous Wonderland character, looks back on a life marked by an implacable mother, her halcyon days in Oxford, and the sons who went off to war.
When they are trapped together after an earthquake, nine disparate characters take turns telling "one amazing thing" about his or her life, in a novel by the American Book Award-winning author of The Palace of Illusions. Reprint.
After a god-like spirit punishes a town for flying by making it perpetually live out its days in the month of February, children go missing and adults fall into deep depression, but a small contingent of townsfolk fight back, waging war on February.
Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Victor Aaron cherishes memories of his idyllic marriage to his late wife, but suffers doubts about his carefully organized life and beliefs about memory when he discovers his wife's contradictory notes.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect.
Unexpectedly promoted to detective when his predecessor goes missing and a supervisor is killed, agency clerk Charles Unwin struggles with inexperience and nerves during a case in which he encounters bizarre clues and is framed for murder.
In a first installment of a new series of historical novels by the author of The Queen of the South, wounded seventeenth-century Spanish soldier Alatriste works as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid, but when his latest job takes an unexpectedly deadly turn, he realizes he is in the employ of one of the Spanish Inquisition's most dangerous figures. Reprint.
When an esteemed author is murdered, protégé Miguel seeks both answers and the whereabouts of a missing manuscript written to expose corruption among the Philippines' wealthy ruling families, an effort for which Miguel examines his mentor's life and writings. A first novel.
A collection of stories brings to life the rich levels of Chinese-American and Chinese experience in stories like "Prison," in which a Chinese-American woman travels to rural China to choose a surrogate mother for her child.
Working side by side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the postwar future.
An unnamed narrator, charged with protecting a valuable load of cargo, seeks the help of sixteen-year-old sailor Topher to help him keep the mysterious cargo secure when his latest hideout is attacked and he must flee by boat from the riverfront city of "B."
Fending for himself after the death of his young mother, wild youth Jama of 1935 Yemen dedicates his scant resources to tracking down the father he never met, a one thousand-mile trek toward Egypt that subjects him to the perils and adventures of the open road.
Follows a single narrator, Sabina, as she navigates her shifting identity as a daughter of the Colombian diaspora and struggles to find her place within and beyond the net of her strong and protective, yet embattled, family. A first novel. Original.
Jim Finley, a young filmmaker, attempts to convince Richard Elster, a former secret war advisor, to tell his story on film, an endeavor complicated by the arrival of Richard's daughter, Jessie, from New York and a devastating event that throws everything into question. By the National Book Award-winning author of White Noise. Reprint.
Struggling as a freelance translator in southern France, heartbroken Georg Polger hopes for an improvement in his circumstances when he inherits a potentially dangerous project translating military construction plans, a job that is complicated by the suspicious actions of a beautiful woman and Georg's discovery that he is being followed. Original. 15,000 first printing.
While Claire Shipley is reporting on the doctors working with penicillin at the outset of World War II, she falls in love with physician James Stanton, and when James's sister, another doctor, dies under suspicious circumstances, Claire wonders if her estranged father, an entrepreneur interested in the institute's research, is involved. By the best-selling author of City of Light. 75,000 first printing.
Forced to infiltrate 1932 Germany's seedy underworld in order to gather clues about a bizarre string of murders, Detective Willi Kraus makes precarious alliances upon the establishment of the Third Reich before he is confronted by top-level Nazi leaders.
Severing his ties with the Office to care for his traumatized wife after a violent showdown with Ivan Kharkov, Gabriel is reluctantly drawn into a case involving a murdered art restorer and discovers unsettling links between the killers and a recently discovered Rembrandt. 150,000 first printing.
Planning to run away with his girlfriend to London in the hopes of escaping poverty, Frank concludes he has been dumped when Rosie fails to join him and is astonished when Rosie's suitcase and evidence of foul play are discovered more than 20 years later.
In a mid-twenty-first-century nation devastated by civil war, botanist professor Paulie Panther researches strange plants at the high school of an experimental forest town and discovers its telepathic properties, a finding that singles him out as a brash individualist in a community of conformists.
The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus.
Literary researcher and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Harold White is shocked when a scholar who recently discovered Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's missing diary is found murdered, while in 1890s London, Conan Doyle hunts a serial killer to prove his superiority to his famous character. A first novel.
His innocence shattered when his parents are massacred by the soldiers of Iran's new shah, a young boy is taken in by the same army that killed his family, hides the truth about his Kurdish origins, and is instructed to kill his own people when he is deployed to his native Zagros Mountains.
The son of Ethopian immigrants decides to retrace the journey his parents took just after they moved to America, but before he was born, in order to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. By the author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.
This debut collection of stories features the tales of a potential home renter who is sucked into a strangely inappropriate correspondence with her landlord, and a teacher obsessed with a student who comes to school with scratches on his face.
The author of the best-selling Trainspotting introduces a drug-addled, gastrointestinally afflicted, compulsively philandering Edinburgh detective who sees in a racially motivated murder case the chance to win a promotion. Original. 50,000 first printing. Tour.