In 1941, Lina and her family are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers.
As a famous actress and director descend on the town of 1950s Bakersfield, California, to work on a suspense film at a roadside motel, the townspeople are unaware that local lovers Teresa and Dan's ill-fated affair is about to give any Hollywood film a run for its money.
Born in the 1950s in the Canadian Arctic, Victoria grows up among the nomadic Inuit until, at the age of ten, diagnosed with TB, she is sent to a southern sanitarium, where she discovers the wonders of the modern world, knowledge that makes her a stranger to her own family and culture when she returns home six years later. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Internal-affairs detective Malcolm Fox finds an investigation into fellow cop Jamie Breck becoming even more dangerous when a murder takes place far too close to home. By the author of the Inspector Rebus mysteries. 60,000 first printing.
Working side by side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the postwar future.
A volume of short tales by the National Book Award-finalist author of Like You'd Understand, Anyway features such protagonists as the inventor of the Godzilla epics and an operative who discloses his wife's secrets when he cannot share his own.
A year after the death of her husband, Emily Maxwell summons her family to their vacation house on Lake Chautauqua in western New York state, bringing together three generations for one last reunion before selling the home.
A debut collection features stark tales set in brutal landscapes, depicting such protagonists as a grief-stricken farmer who takes to walking after running over his son and a female sheriff who covers up a murder in a flood-stricken town.
A contemporary fantasy set in present-day London finds people flocking to a British Museum exhibit of a giant squid that is stolen by magical criminals, a crime that propels young curator Billy into a supernatural underworld. By the Arthur C. Clarke- and Locus-winning author of Perdido Street Station. Reprint.
Dispatched to the influential Japanese port of Dejima in 1799, ambitious clerk Jacob de Zoet resolves to earn enough money to deserve his wealthy fiancâee, an effort that is challenged by his relationship with the midwife daughter of a samurai.
Struggling in vain to make a meaningful connection with his preoccupied family members and friends, Maxwell Sim quits his job to make a promotional sales delivery to the remote Shetland Islands, a car journey that forces him to confront events from his past.
Tea Obreht's debut novel takes place in an unnamed Balkan country similar to the former Yugoslavia. Natalia, a young medical student, is on her way to an orphanage in enemy territory when she learns that her beloved grandfather has died. As his confidante, Natalia was not only aware of his cancer; she was also privy to his many incredible adventures, the two most fantastic being his stories of the Deathless Man and the Tiger's Wife.
A dark tale inspired by a true case encountered by the author as a police beat reporter follows the experiences of a young victim of domestic violence whose memory is further compromised by community perceptions. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.
Clara Lugo leaves her rough-and-tumble Dominican neighborhood to marry a white man and raise a family in the suburbs, a life she is seemingly content with, until Tito, her high school boyfriend from the old neighborhood, shows up and her life starts to unravel. A first novel.