As two factions at the Department of Elevator Inspectors—the Empiricists and the Intuitionists—wage war on each other, Intuitionist Lila Mae, the first black elevator inspector, faces bedlam when an elevator freefalls on her watch and the mysterious notebooks from the founder of Intuitionism suddenly appear. Reprint.
As an ordinary German family flees advancing Russian troops in 1945, they leave behind their first son, Arnold, a loss that has a profound impact on their younger son's life as his parents become obsessed with finding their lost child. A first novel. Reprint.
Astrid, Juli, and Thisbe, three fifteen-year-old girls who attend the last all-girls' Catholic school in Milwaukee and who are known as the "Whores on the Hill," spend their time at the mall, at parties, and in casual sex, until a series of dangerous and deadly pranks turns their world upside down. Original. 35,000 first printing.
An interracial relationship between a Union soldier from Vermont and a runaway slave at the end of the Civil War initiates a haunting family legacy of war, racism, and secrets that follow three generations from the Civil War to the Great Depression.
A new translation of the late-tenth-century Persian epic follows its story of pre-Islamic Iran's mythic time of Creation through the seventh-century Arab invasion, tracing ancient Persia's incorporation into an expanding Islamic empire. 15,000 first printing.
When the cousin of L.A. crime boss Hugo Poole is found shot to death, the man's missing girlfriend, Tanya Starling, becomes the prime suspect, but as Portland homicide detective Catherine Hobbes investigates the crime, she discovers that her search has become complicated by the parallel probe of P.I. Joe Pitt and by a deceptive killer who is becoming more efficient and elusive with each murder. 40,000 first printing.
During the late 1980s, fourteen-year-old Lee Fiora leaves behind her close-knit, middle-class Indiana family to enroll in an elite co-ed boarding school in Massachusetts, becoming a shrewd observer of, and eventually a participant in, their rituals and mores. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Former secret agent Cotton Malone and Stephanie Nelle, a U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, must solve the mystery of fourteenth-century Templar riches and secrets before Raymond de Roquefort and his murderous allies prevail.
When the opening gala of a Vatican exhibit attended by archaeologist Tess Chaykin is stormed by four horsemen dressed as Templar Knights who steal an artifact, FBI anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly and Tess team up for an investigation.
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and French cryptologist Sophie Neveu work to solve the murder of an elderly curator of the Louvre, a case which leads to clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci and a centuries-old secret society.
An inventive new novel by the author of Bear v. Shark chronicles the serial resurrection and assassination of muckraker Upton Sinclair, who is repeatedly brought back to risk his life for the Socialist revolution, only to end up dead at the hands of those seeking fame, fortune, and American business. Original. 20,000 first printing.