It's the 1970s in New York, and the art world is a rollicking, raucous place full of odd characters and exciting ideas. A young woman, unnamed, though nicknamed Reno for her place of origin, arrives into this scene hoping for a creative career in SoHo. But she falls in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and follows him back to Italy, where she gets embroiled in a radical social movement.
Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, two brothers confront painful issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their lives.
The award-winning author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum follows the experiences of a woman who, after being born on a snowy night in 1910, repeatedly dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and, ultimately, save the world.
Fola raised her four children while her husband, Kweku, worked as a gifted surgeon. But their picture-perfect life comes tumbling down when Kweku leaves the family and Fola is faced with raising the children by herself on a florist's salary. Years later, Kweku's death reunites the family in Accra, Ghana, where truths are uncovered and betrayals are exposed.
Growing out of a piece of fan fiction that recast Twilight's Bella and Edward in sexier scenarios, Fifty Shades of Grey tells the steamy affair of a student journalist and an intriguing young entrepreneur.
A woman who moves from Boston to be near the grave of her lover; the widow of a judge who keeps a scrapbook of murder and crime; an 85-year-old who has always seen the sunnier side of life; an old man feigning dementia. These are the residents of Pine Haven retirement center. Author Jill McCorkle balances humor and sorrow as her characters, together and separately, face the ends of their lives.
Forced back into the working world after her lawyer husband's downfall, Helen discovers a talent for public relations and is tempted away from her dysfunctional family by her childhood crush, who needs her professional assistance.
The Interestings follows six artistic friends who meet as teenagers one pivotal summer at a camp called Spirit-in-the-Woods. Over the next 40 years, they grow up to find some of their talents developing into grand success, while others don't.
This novel's unreliable narrator is an aspiring author haunted by the successes of a long-time rival and unable to let go of his love for a woman who got away. Names and identities shift in this elaborate tale, but the narrator's competition with his friend and love for the woman remain constant. Determined to discover and tell the truth about the trio's falling out, Jansma's narrator travels the world, writing and losing manuscripts as he struggles to untangle a complicated web of lies.
For recently retired Harold Fry, little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives from a woman he hasn't heard from in 20 years: Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. With no warning or planning, Harold heads to Queenie's bedside, walking all the way from the very southernmost part of England to the very northernmost part.
Inspired by the marriage of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, this tale follows their union in and Zelda's scandalous transformation into a Jazz Age celebrity in the literary party scenes of New York, Paris and the French Riviera.