A collection of short works includes the tales of a group of friends whose efforts to acquire a luxurious Manhattan sublet are halted by the September 11 attacks, a teacher's Roman holiday in the wake of her husband's life-threatening illness, and a brother's painful love for his schizophrenic sister.
Living on the edge of the Adirondack wilderness with his wife, Susan, and two sons, Gary David and Kevin, Gary Hazen, a respected hunter and forester has raised survival to an artform, until a hunting trip into the woods transforms life forever for the three Hazen men. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.
Chronicles the lives of diverse characters—including Luke McGavock, a man searching for a sense of purpose in life; Corrine Calloway, a mother of twins; and her husband, Russell—whose world is transformed by the catastrophic events of September 11th, 2001.
Rev. Jonah Dove returns home to World War II-era Harlem, troubled by his history of passing as a white man in college, and finds his life colliding with that of Malcolm Little, a teenage hustler from Michigan who is destined to rename himself Malcolm X.
In 1959, as the first wave of Cuban exiles arrives in the United States, Emma Gant, finally free of her stifling family and bullying stepfather, embarks on a career as a reporter for The Miami Star and begins to thrive in the sultry world of Miami, confronting conflicting loyalties, shady dealings, and personal and professional setbacks as she pursues her goals. 50,000 first printing.
Set against the backdrop of the British Empire, an intriguing novel by the author of Flaubert's Parrot chronicles the lives of two boys—George, the son of a Midlands vicar, and Arthur, growing up in Edinburgh—one who is forgotten by history, and one who becomes the creator of the world's most famous detective, as they pursue their separate destinies until they meet in a remarkable alliance. 100,000 first printing.
Despite the catastrophes and misadventures that befall him around the world, X continues his optimistic pursuit of love and the Good Life, in a satirical farce modeled after Candide that takes on the follies and foibles of modern-day life. 15,000 first printing.
The quintessential tortured artist, Vincent Spinetti falls prey to poverty, illness, alienation, parental neglect, alcoholism, nervous breakdowns, and unrequited love, unaware that these torments are caused by the secret manipulations of New Renaissance, an organization testing the idea that art results from suffering. By the author of Anomalies.
In September 1943, fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum and her father flee across the Alps into Italy with thousands of other Jewish refugees seeking safety, only to find an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allied forces, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italians struggling to survive the harsh realities of World War II. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Former spy Jack Teller finds himself back in the world of espionage, when, just days before President John F. Kennedy is scheduled to visit the city, a mysterious contact claims to have important information, and he wants to share it with Jack. 50,000 first printing.
Having resisted her family's music-centered lifestyle in her pursuit of fame, Phoenix Smalls, the daughter of a jazz club-owner mother and a touring band manager father, becomes uncharacteristically intrigued by an old piano in a back room of her mother's jazz club, with ominous consequences. By the author of The Good House. 40,000 first printing.
When his tanker is denied entry into San Francisco harbor, Harold Snow's scheme to secure chemicals for a contact in West Africa unravels and he is faced with a deranged chief mate, a mutinous crew, a beautiful young woman, and a hurricane.