Rendered an orphan at a young age, Not Sidney Poitier bears an uncanny resemblance to the actor who inspired his name, grows up in the home of a less-than-watchful foster father, and struggles to balance his considerable fortune with the inherent disadvantages of his skin color. Original.
Tells of the life and transformation of Frankie Landau-Banks who began her teenage years as a quiet member of the Debate Club and grew to become a sixteen-year-old criminal mastermind with an attitude to match.
Married unhappily to a prominent member of her tight-knit Russian immigrant community, vivacious Anna K. engages in a reckless affair with an outsider on whom she has pinned fleeting hopes for freedom.
Jack Torrance sees his stint as winter caretaker of a Colorado hotel as a way back from failure, his wife sees it as a chance to preserve their family, and their five-year-old son sees the evil waiting just for them.
Author Harper Lee explores racial tensions in the fictional "tired old town" of Maycomb, Ala., through the eyes of 6-year-old Scout Finch. As her lawyer father, Atticus, defends a black man accused of rape, Scout and her friends learn about the unjust treatment of African-Americans — and their mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley.
A debut collection of stories features a cast of mundane and fantastic characters in such stories as "Grand Stand-In," narrated by an employee of a company that supplies replacements for families with, ill, deceased, or mean grandparents.
After financier and arms dealer John Stone dies falling out of a window at his London home, a quest begins to uncover the truth behind his death, played out against the backdrop of high-stakes international finance and the start of the twentieth century's arms race.
A strange relationship blossoms between a brilliant math professor suffering from short-term memory problems following a traumatic head injury and the young housekeeper, the mother of a ten-year-old son, hired to care for him, in an enchanting novel that explores what it means to live in the present and to be part of a family, albeit an unusual one. Original. 35,000 first printing.