Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in an atmosphere of uncertainty, as the magical world begins to face the fact that the evil wizard Voldemort is alive and active once again.
In 1952, after the unhappy breakup of her engagement, twenty-year-old Caroline Bender starts her first job as a secretary in the typing pool of Fabian Publications in New York City, where she joins four other young employees, each with their individual goals and dreams, at the New York publishing company. Reprint.
The perfect wife and mother of three grown children, Marilyn Grimes copes with the problems of midlife as she struggles to recall some of her own postponed dreams and reinvent her marriage, friendships, family, and herself.
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.
Norton Juster's classic fantasy — with wry illustrations by Jules Feiffer — follows bored young boy Milo after he receives a mysterious gift: a tollbooth that allows him entrance to the magical "Lands Beyond." Milo and his traveling companion, Tock the watchdog, restore the princesses Rhyme and Reason to the Kingdom of Wisdom — and in the process Milo discovers the real world has its own charms.
A man looks back at growing up in the post-World War II suburbs of Washington, D.C., in a family dominated by his much loved mother after the death of his father when he is eleven years old and his struggle to escape the complex relationships of family to build a life of his own. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.
Having turned her family upside-down with her extravagant wedding plans and her rich white fiancé, Aisha Branch unexpectedly falls in love with another man, an event that triggers memories for her mother and grandmother, rekindles family tensions, and forces Aisha to make a difficult choice. By the author of Good Hair and The Itch. 35,000 first printing.
Three Latin-American women in their late twenties, including an actress, a suburban mother, and a music manager, take Los Angeles by storm in their shared quest to find healthy relationships and success in a cutthroat city. By the author of The Dirty Girls Social Club. 250,000 first printing.
Thinking the guys at work are playing an absurd joke on him, Nick Cominsky accepts a dinner invitation with Jesus Christ, and soon finds himself deep in conversation about family, religion, and faith, and confronting his doubts.
A reunion with two childhood friends—Ruth and Tommy—draws Kath and her companions on a nostalgic odyssey into the supposedly idyllic years of their lives at Hailsham, an isolated private school in the serene English countryside, and a dramatic confrontation with the truth about their childhoods and about their lives in the present. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.