Left destitute following her mother's death, a teenage Anne Bonny exchanges her petticoats and heads for the Bahamas, masquerading as a man named Bonn to take a job as a sailor under the command of Calico Jack Rackham, a notorious pirate, in a lyrical fictional portrait of the legendary exploits of the eighteenth-century, Irish-born woman pirate. Reader's Guide included. Original. 40,000 first printing.
The daughter of a British father and a Nigerian mother, Jessamy "Jess" Harrison is growing up feeling that she is caught between two different worlds, until she is sent to visit relatives in Nigeria, where she comes face to face with a mysterious new friend who apparently remains invisible to those around her. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.
Joking that he has been gaining and losing the same thirty-five pounds since junior high, Shulman, a chubby, middle-aged stationary store owner from New Jersey, is stunned when he actually meets this doppelganger Shulman, a successful man who made all the choices that the original Shulman had spurned.
Struggling with her divorce and an alcoholic mother while working at a Long Beach baby store, former child pageant contender Diana McBride works to overcome her OCD symptoms and becomes involved with a pregnant teen who wants to give her baby up for adoption. By the Pushcart Prize-winning author of Tell Me. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.
Traces the unlikely friendship of Amir, a wealthy Afghanistani youth, and a servant's son, in a tale that spans the final days of the nation's monarchy through the atrocities of the present day. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
Jackie Ishida, a young Japanese American woman living in Los Angeles, learns of the deaths of four young men in her grandfather's store during the 1965 Watts riot, and sets out to discover the truth about their deaths, along the way uncovering some long-buried family secrets as well.
The author of The View from Here and Walking through Mirrors serves up a refreshing novel of life in Harlem during the second Renaissance as it follows Mason Randolph, a black preppie of impecable Southern pedigree headed for Stanford Law School, who moves to Harlem with the intention of living with "real black people." Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
After the death of his father, an alcoholic and abusive jazz musician, Abel Crofton leaves his home in Harlem to journey to the Netherlands to the town of Haarlem in search of the Dutch mother he has never known, joining forces with Sopie, a Dutch-Caribbean waitress, to uncover startling secrets about his family and his father's past. Original. 12,500 first printing.
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.