In a dystopian near future America, the government has classified love as a disease. All citizens, once they turn 18, receive a government operation to cure the unwanted emotion. Lena looks forward to her operation and a safe, predictable and happy life — until, just a few months before her 18th birthday, she meets the mysterious Alex and falls in love.
Six short works by the National Book Award-winning author of Homer & Langley include the stories of a couple who become estranged after a mysterious man claims he grew up in their house and a Russian bus boy who is entangled in an organized crime ring.
In San Francisco during the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper must deal with a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover. By the best-selling author of Rise the Euphrates. 75,000 first printing.
Kicked out of the crumbling Brooklyn home that he thought was a happy one, poet Harry Quirk struggles to make sense of his literary, marital, financial, and parental failures while trying to get back into his estranged wife's good graces.
Taken under the wing of an expat teacher for her ambition and talent, Anjali Bose hopes to escape unfavorable prospects and falls in with a crowd of young people in Bangalore, where she endeavors to confront her past and reinvent herself. By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of India: In Word and Image. 25,000 first printing.
World War I veteran Henry Bright grieves over the death of his young wife while he struggles to care for their new infant and travels a fire-stricken landscape accompanied by a guardian angel and a cantankerous goat.
Enjoying small everyday pleasures before his home city erupts into war, William seeks to escape the region with his young daughter until an old friend appears with information about William's wife, who was taken away when the violence started. By the author of The Way Through Doors. Original. 25,000 first printing.
In 1980s Atlanta, two teenage girls become friends, with only one knowing that they are in fact both daughters of the same bigamist father, and as their friendship develops their father's secret begins to unravel.
Canvasses the secret lives and dark moral philosophies of people from all walks of life, from an overweight man's late-night supermarket run for cookies to an exiled dictator's rebellious act on U.S. embassy ground.
Since the dawn of recorded history, the Klallam Indians have thrived upon the bounty of the Elwha River. In 1889, on the eve of Washington's statehood, the Olympic Peninsula remains America's last frontier. But not for long. As northwestern expansion reaches its feverish crescendo, the clock is ticking...
After the burned body of mixed-blood boy Johnnie Sanders is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, part-time policeman Wyatt Earp enlists the help of his professional-gambler friend Doc Holliday.
A researcher at a pharmaceutical company, Marina Singh must step out of her comfort zone when she is sent into the heart of the Amazonian delta to check on a field team that has been silent for two years — a dangerous assignment that forces Marina to confront the ghosts of her past.
Swedish Detective Inspector Joona Linna investigates the murders of three family members whose killing was witnessed by a fourth intended victim, a traumatized child whose shock Linna hopes to penetrate through hypnotism.
Eight stories from the author of the best-selling Caucasia depict identity as defined by race, class and gender, including a tale about a biracial couple whose son is accepted to a private school he applied to on a lark. Original.
This collection of short stories from the writer named as one of the "10 great Irish writers of all time" on Oprah.com depicts vivid tales of restless, searching people set in Dublin, London and New York. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The life of six-year-old Aasha Rajasekharan and those of her prosperous family are turned upside down by the death of her grandmother, the dismissal of the family's rubber plantation servant girl, and the departure of her older sister, Uma, for Columbia University, in the saga of one Malaysian Indian immigrant family's secrets and lies. A first novel. Reprint.
Set along the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the 1800s and the 1970s, the novel follows Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr, who by many accounts was captured by pirates and lived out the rest of her life on a remote island, and the island's descendants hundreds of years later.
Newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.
A single-volume collection of the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning graphic fantasy series follows the modern fable of an abandoned castle and its eccentric inhabitants, in an anthology that includes such pieces as "The Curse of Brambly Hedge," "The Lucky Road," and "Solicitine."
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her, so when Xander appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate — until Ky Markham's face appears for an instant before the screen fades to black.
When his ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates paranormal crimes, Probationary Constable Peter Grant is drawn into a world where an ancient evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of murder and dark magic. Original.
A volume of short tales by the National Book Award-finalist author of Like You'd Understand, Anyway features such protagonists as the inventor of the Godzilla epics and an operative who discloses his wife's secrets when he cannot share his own.