In the first, hilarious volume of Adams' Hitchhiker's series, reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent gets swept up in some literally Earth-shattering events involving aliens, sperm whales, a depressed robot, mice who are more than they seem, and some really, really bad poetry.
Enjoying an unusually close relationship with her daughter, Phoebe, Catherine Sanderson has kept only one secret—the identity of Phoebe's father—until Phoebe embarks on her own search for her paternity, bringing her real father, B. J., an investigative reporter working on a story involving Catherine's newest client, back into their lives. 50,000 first printing.
A mystery inspired by ancient transcripts documenting the "Harem Conspiracy of Ramses III" finds investigations clerk Semerket of ancient Egypt exploring clues pertaining to the murder of a minor Theban princess and discovering a dangerous link to a web of corruption that threatens the life of Pharaoh Ramses III. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.
When Walter Rothschild, an American Egyptologist, is entrusted by the British Museum with the task of deciphering the real-life mystery of the Stela of Paser, an ancient funerary stone, he finds himself stepping into a world of conspiracy, cults, and danger. A first novel.
Sadie, the abandoned wife of the slave Jim from Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," details her life with Jim, his decision to run away with a white boy named Huck Finn, and the bleak repercussions of that decision for her.
A successful, happily married neurosurgeon, Henry Perowne is drawn into a confrontation with Baxter, a small-time thug, following a minor motor vehicle accident, an encounter that has savage consequences.
As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable secrets about the family of preachers. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow, the head of a human rights foundation, is baffled by the entreaties of Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi who inadvertently transforms the lives of other people in his attempts to change his own life. By the author of The Lives of the Muses.
A newly translated collection of familiar and unfamiliar tales from Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen includes notes and an essay introducing the author and his times. author and his times.
A collection of stories set in modern-day Thailand depicts this Asian country on the crossroads between the ancient and the modern, focusing on issues of family relations, romance, generational conflicts, and cultural changes. A first collection. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.