Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country
In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
Four cousins spending their summer vacation in a city apartment find an ancient coin and enjoy a series of fantastic adventures when they learn the coin is "half magic." Cheerful drawings by N.M. Bodecker illustrate the sometimes unexpected results of the children's wishes.
When a group of angry, laser-beaming whales who march upon stilts are set loose on the world by a vengeful madman, only Jasper Dash and Katie Mulligan have the experience and courage to put an end to the evil creatures who are certain to bring destruction and death wherever they roam.
Primrose Pumpkin, who always tries to be helpful, and her dog Dirk, who is very smelly, try to locate the owner of a nose they find on a park bench. By the author of Swollobog.
When her husband is incarcerated for his involvement in a tragic home invasion, Patty Dickerson must raise their newborn child in a community that is sometimes hostile to her, all the while struggling to maintain her dignity.
Her dreams haunted by a mysterious masked figure who offers her reinventions of her oppressed past, theater memorabilia seller Camilla Archer discovers that the man in her dreams is connected to a legendary Russian director who was killed during Stalin's regime. By the author of The Archivist.
Running the area's most impressive Chinese silk factory in the Malaysian region throughout the first half of the twentieth century, admired war veteran Johnny Lim finds his life complicated by his son's belief that Johnny is a collaborator who uses the factory as a front for illegal businesses. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
A disparate group of men and women confronts their own indivudual moral crises, fears, and physical dangers as they work to alleviate the hardships and suffering caused by civil war and famine in contemporary Sudan.