An agreement to lease mineral rights to frackers causes unexpected complications in the life of farmer Rich Devilin, his family members, and his neighbors throughout the fading coal mining town of Bakerton, Pennsylvania.
"Certain Dark Things" combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey.
A collection of stories written annually at Christmas by the best-selling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? include tales of trees with magical powers, a tinsel baby that talks, flying dogs, philosophical fairies and a haunted house.
After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, she is anxious for her new classmates to like her, so to find a name they can more easily pronounce, they decide to help her by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. Reprint.
Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. To Marisol, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.
Initiating small changes that she hopes will reverse negative patterns in her life, Eleanor Flood is derailed by her family members' unethical practices before an encounter with a former colleague triggers dramas that reveal a buried secret.
A tale inspired by long-buried family history imparts the deathbed revelation of an ancestor's involvement in a mail-order novelty company famed for ads in mid-20th-century periodicals and the family's experiences around World War II and the space program in culturally divided regions of America.
Two dark-skinned dancers with very different talents share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in early adulthood in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa. By the author of "On Beauty."