A posthumous novel traces the events of the 20th century through the experiences of Sicilian-born Modesta, who defies the conventions of her fascist, patriarchal society to rise from poverty and marry an aristocrat without compromising her deeply held values.
Possessing a Harvard education and all of the accoutrements of a privileged life, Winn Van Meter attends the wedding of his eldest daughter, which is scandalized by the bride's advancing pregnancy, her sister's broken heart and the seductive machinations of wedding party members.
Bogota resident Antonio Yammara reflects on a mid-20th-century uprising between Pablo Escobar's drug cartel and government forces that trapped Pablo's community in a nightmarish existence and culminated in a friend's murder.
Set in the Canadian towns around Lake Huron, this collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life — from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.
Federal agent Nick Cooper draws on his supernatural ability to eliminate terrorists to hunt down a dangerous man who committed a horrific massacre on Wall Street that left hundreds dead and injured.
Inspired by the woman known as Typhoid Mary, Fever traces the efforts of a headstrong Irish immigrant whose tenacity and talent for cooking gains her entry into upper-class kitchens. Then one day, the discovery that she's a disease carrier forces her into an isolation that she eventually defies with horrific results.
When members of a prominent coal-mining family go missing, Scotland Yard's Murder Squad teammates Inspector Walter Day and Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith, aided by newly arrived forensics pioneer Dr. Bernard Kingsley, investigate dark secrets and realize that the family's village is slowly sinking into underground mines.
After running away from home, Angel Woolsack, a preacher's son, settles on the rough frontier of West Florida where he is swept up in a violent new world as would-be revolutionaries plot to break away from the young United States and create a new country under the leadership of renegade Aaron Burr.
Close to aging out of the foster care system, Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer takes a community service position helping an elderly woman named Vivian clean out her home. Molly discovers that she and Vivian are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past.
In belle epoque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie's ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter.
A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucrezia and Cesare traces the notorious family's rise in Renaissance Italy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague and the family's reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister.
A famous reclusive writer and his three sons find their bond tested by the weight of long-held secrets and a cumbersome legacy shaped by boarding school, Hollywood and the elite circles of the publishing world.
Eighth grader Nikki Maxwell chronicles the trials and tribulations of being the new kid in school. She tackles the conundrums of friends, flirting, family and more in her funny descriptions of her "not-so-fabulous life."
Hanna Pylvainen's debut novel follows a large Michigan family that belongs to a small religious sect, called Laestadianism, which calls for very strictly regulated behavior — think Amish, with possible overtones of Lutheran, purified by a schism or two. All nine children struggle with identity and the question of whether to stay in the church.