Vaughn Williams and his girlfriend, Greta, are invited to move in with Vaughn's ex-girlfriend, Gail, after she is assaulted by her hot-tempered new boyfriend, and soon complications follow, including the untimely arrival of Vaughn's annoyingly successful brother.
Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.
A sophisticated and provocative collection of stories examines women in their thirties, educated and successful, who nevertheless struggle to keep their footing in lives their mothers never prepared them for, featuring Annabel's Mother, The Red Coat, and Taroudant.
A young boy living in China at the outbreak of World War II is separated from his wealthy parents, forced to forage for survival in Shanghai's foreign quarter, interned in a Japanese prison camp, and, eventually, reunited with his family, in a new edition of the award-winning autobiographical novel. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
A collection of stories unfolding against the backdrop of of American life over the last thirty years and reflecting the profound enrichment of life experience, featuring "College Town 1980," "The Little Boy," and "Mirrorball" in which a young man steals a girl's soul during a one-night stand.
In 1983 Wallingford, New Jersey, feckless teenager Edward Zanni is enjoying a carefree summer, until his father remarries and refuses to pay for him to study acting at Juilliard, and joins forces with his loyal misfit friends to assist him in stealing the tuition money from his father while practicing for a high-school production of Grease. A first novel. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Despite her dreams of literary success, Lola Somerville is disturbed that her novel has barely made a ripple in the publishing world, until she finds her author friend Mimi McKee with her throat slashed at a book party, just the first in a series of murders targeting the popular chick lit authors around her. Original.
Possessing paranoid schizophrenic beliefs that he can save the planet from climate change by cooling down his own overheated body, sixteen-year-old New York youth Will Heller pursues a terrifying and delusional odyssey through the city's tunnels and back alleys.