An employee at The Complaint Line who spends hours listening to anonymous callers air their random grievances, Lucinda Hoekke falls madly in love with one of her frequent callers, but her romance has unexpected complications for Lucinda and her fellow members of an alternative rock band in which she plays bass. 100,000 first printing.
Imprisoned in solitary confinement to serve out a twenty-year sentence after being arrested by the Burmese secret police, Teza, an activist who used his music to protest the repressive dictatorship, is unaware that his life has a profound influence on those around him, from his authoritarian jailers to a young orphan who has grown up inside the jail. 30,000 first printing.
In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addicted chess prodigy.
Recently freed from slavery at the end of the seventeenth century, Jasper Merian leaves Virginia for the uncharted territory to the west, where he plans to carve out a new life for himself, leaving behind two sons, one free and one a slave, in a novel that chronicles the lives of three generations of an African-American family in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Reprint.
Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, incurring losses over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.
In the wake of numerous failed relationships and a setback in his university teaching career, Paul Trilby begins to realize how bad things have become when he reaches out to the office's foul-mouthed mail girl and notices strange occurrences in his town. By the author of The Lecturer's Tale and Publish and Perish. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
A follow-up collection to Stranger Things Happen celebrates the intersection between the worlds of reality and the supernatural, in an anthology that features such topics as a haunted convenience store and a weekly apocalyptic poker party. Reprint.
Eight former housewives from the 1950s, having divorced and seen their children grow up, band together for support in a shared search for purpose, love, and identity in a modern world in which their roles are no longer clear.
Determined to beat Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in a race to the Pacific Ocean, Vermont schoolmaster, inventor, playwright, and explorer True Teague Kinneson and his nephew Ticonderoga head west, eincountering Daniel Boone and his lusty spinster daughter, an army of Spaniards and Anasazi, Sacajawea's Shoshone relatives, and other unusual adventures along the way. Reprint.
In a fictional memoir, popular girl detective Nancy Drew Nickerson sets the record straight about her life and her investigative exploits, revealing that Carolyn Keene, Nancy's college roommate, shamelessly plagiarized her tales from Nancy's real-life adventures, and offers startling revelations about the Hardy Boys, nurse Cherry Ames, Bess, George, and her husband, Ned. 25,000 first printing.
Struggling to get back on her feet in the wake of her husband's premature death and stunned by a paternity suit against her husband's estate, food writer Maggie McElroy plans a trip to China to investigate the claim and to profile rising chef Sam Liang.