Private detective Jackson Brodie finds his own need for resolution sparked by three investigations including those of two sisters who discover a shocking clue to the disappearance of their third sister thirty years earlier, a lawyer whose life is turned upside-down when his daughter joins the firm, and a woman whose past mistakes and demanding family life culminate in a violent escape. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
When her six-year-old neighbor falls to his death, and no one is willing to suspect foul play, Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson finds her own investigation taking her into the files of a Danish company. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
A relatively impoverished student at a New England college falls in with an exclusive clique of rich, worldly Greek scholars — and soon learns the dreadful secret that keeps them together.
When Jane Levitsky, an expert in the field of nineteenth-century Russian literature, stumbles upon evidence that Masha Karkova, the wife of novelist Grigory Karkov, may have been more than a muse to her famed husband, she has no idea that her discovery will set in motion a chain of events that could unravel her own marriage and career. Reader's Guide available.
A debut collection of short fiction by a recipient of the O. Henry Award is populated by characters—mostly displaced women—who, despite the odds and challenges in their lives, continue to hold out hope that the love in their lives will make everything all right. 30,000 first printing.
Ranging from the Colombian slums to New York City, from the streets of Tehran to a boat in the South China Sea, an inventive collection of short fiction explores the complexities of human relationships and the challenges we face, in a volume that includes the title story, in which refugees aboard a crowded fishing trawler confront a harrowing choice. A first collection. 50,000 first printing.
Nine-year-old Morris Bird III, with his baby sister and little red wagon in tow, embarks on a remarkable odyssey across Cleveland, in a novel set against the East Ohio Gas explosion of 1944, a disaster that killed some 130 people and leveled a square mile area on Cleveland's east side, in a new edition of a classic novel first published in 1965. Reprint. 40,000 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.
Caring for her ill husband and son in 1953 San Francisco, dutiful housewife Pearlie questions everything she has ever believed about her husband after the appearance of a stranger who mysteriously offers her a considerable sum of money.