Still living on the Lower East Side and waiting tables, thirty-five-year-old Eric Cash has every reason to be jealous of Ike Marcus, an ambitious young man on the way to the top, until he is supposedly gunned down by street thugs while walking one night with Eric.
When 17-year-old Bella Swan leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school, for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction, and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Accepting the limitations of her musical ability, a violinist seeks fulfillment by instilling her passion for music in others, in which role she encounters Hallie, a young girl of prodigious talent, but in her goal to shape Hallie into the artist she cannot be, she makes a terrible mistake that forces her to reevaluate her entire life.
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.
An imaginative array of concise vignettes and tales offers speculation about the future that awaits us in the wake of death, presenting diverse versions of human purpose that range from experimental subjects for gods trying to understand emotional attachment to mobile robots for cosmic mapmakers. A first collection. 25,000 first printing.
Struggling for survival in a Washington frontier community after buying their freedom, Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, operate a tailor shop and laundry while battling with their former owner, assisting escaped slaves, and preparing for imminent war. By the author of River, Cross My Heart.
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to World War II internment camps are uncovered during renovations at Seattle's Panama Hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a personal quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment, and of Keiko, a Japanese girl whose love transcended cultures and generations.
Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the 1950s, a novel about family, the repercussions of war, and the bonds that sustain personal relationships focuses on a single family—Lark, her brother Termite, their mother Lola, and Termite's soldier father, Robert Leavitt.