Uprooted from their New Orleans homes by Hurricane Katrina, the Donaldson and Williams families—one black, the other white—make their way to Houston and share disparate experiences trying to rebuild their lives. By the author of Why New Orleans Matters. 50,000 first printing.
Returning home to Thalia, Texas, to recover from a heart attack, Duane Moore is charmed by K.K. Slater, a billionairess who intends to open a nature reserve for the endangered black rhinoceros, but Homer Carmichael complicates Duane's romantic intentions.
By winning the Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.
More than twenty years after the 1984 national miners' strike in Scotland, Cold Case Review Team Inspector Karen Pirie stumbles across new evidence that links the cases of a missing strikebreaker and a kidnapping gone wrong.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is propelled into a mystery when a man is murdered on the grounds of her family's decaying English mansion and Flavia's father becomes the main suspect.
Chosen as one of 1997's best books by The Los Angeles Times Book Review, a comic fable follows an uncommonly erudite grizzly bear's struggles with the difficulties of manhood, romance, and jazz improvisation. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Making his life among the New York City homeless, former family man and Julliard-trained musician Romulus Ledbetter wages a personal war against an imaginary powerbroker whom he pretends is responsible for all of society's ills. Reprint. (A Universal Pictures/Jersey Films production, releasing Spring 2001, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Collm Fiore, & Ann Magnuson) (Suspense)
Gregor Demarkian investigates the murders of several local women, who had filed a lawsuit against the town school board for including the theory of Intelligent Design in the school curriculum, evaluating both creationists and evolutionists as possible suspects.
When a headless corpse turns up on a Tibetan mountainside, veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun is released from prison to investigate the crime, and he quickly uncovers a conspiracy involving American mining interests, corrupt Party officials, and Tibetan sorcerers. Winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Unexpectedly promoted to detective when his predecessor goes missing and a supervisor is killed, agency clerk Charles Unwin struggles with inexperience and nerves during a case in which he encounters bizarre clues and is framed for murder.
Neil Banks provided the biological material needed for his former college girlfriend, Jenny Callahan to conceive a child. But at that time becoming a father was not part of the deal, and he signed away all paternity rights. Two years later he turns up unexpected and unauthorized for the baby's christening.
The linked stories of "Love and Obstacles" center around a young man from Yugosalvia who immigrates to America. In dazzling prose, Hemon (himself an immigrant from Yugoslavia) portrays the complications, "the obstacles," of growing up in a Communist but cosmopolitan country, and the disintegration of that country and the consequent uprooting and move to America in young adulthood.