Based on the author's short story titled "The Foaling Season," the tale of rancher's daughter Alice Winston finds her helping to support the family business by boarding the horses of rich neighbors and leaving behind the innocence of her youth.
Omar Yussef, a history teacher at a UN school in the West Bank, manages to stay away from all the violence surrounding him, until a former pupil, George Saba, a Palestinian Christian accused of collaborating with the Israelis, is charged with murder, and Omar, unable to believe in his guilt, decides to investigate the case for himself. A first novel. Reprint.
When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
In the wake of the brutal murders of two Tokyo prostitutes, Yuriko and Kazue, Yuriko's older sister describes the three women's youth and education at a prestigious girls' high school, where a strict social hierarchy and rigid societal conventions determine the courses of their lives. 60,000 first printing.
Interviewing a distressed and disoriented woman who has fled the scene of an accident, Baltimore County police department detective Kevin Infante is amazed when she claims to be the younger of a pair of sisters who were abducted thirty years earlier.
A down-on-his-luck Roman army doctor, Gaius Petreius Ruso has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in one of the inclement outposts of the Roman Empire, journeying to the far reaches of Britannia, where he rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from her abusive owner, an ill-advised decision that leads to nothing but trouble. 35,000 first printing.
Obsessed by the power of death, psychiatrist Dr. David McBride remains haunted by the violent accident that claimed his brother's life, feelings that are exacerbated by his new patient, Elizabeth Cruikshank, a failed suicide, with whom he explores the painful secrets of the past, in a novel that explores the theme of the redemptive power of love and art. Reader's Guide available.
An employee at The Complaint Line who spends hours listening to anonymous callers air their random grievances, Lucinda Hoekke falls madly in love with one of her frequent callers, but her romance has unexpected complications for Lucinda and her fellow members of an alternative rock band in which she plays bass. 100,000 first printing.
A tale told from the parallel perspectives of two possible timelines considers the life of American expatriate Irena McGovern, who in one reality stays faithful to her disciplined American intellectual partner, and in the other runs off with an exuberant British long-time friend. By the author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. (General Fiction)
Having had little interest in being pampered, snuggled, and cared for by his owners, the adventurous Mr. Pusskins heads out into the world to seek what he really craves, but after getting involved with the wrong group of cats, Mr. Pusskins begins to long for the loving family he left behind.
An incisive portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life, in a debut novel that spans three decades, two continents, and two generations. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Reprint.
Introduced to the Dead Fathers Club of murdered men by the ghost of his late father, eleven-year-old Philip Noble learns that his uncle, who has designs on Philip's mother, murdered Philip's father in order to get his hands on the family pub.
When his mother leaves to live with another man, nine-year-old Jeremy faces his own pain and loss, his father's depression and sister's distance, the pity of friends and strangers, and his father's remarriage two years later, finding solace in fishing and his artwork.