The D-day landings—the fate of 2.5 million men, three thousand landing craft and the entire future of Europe depend on the right weather conditions on the English Channel on a single day. A team of Allied scientists is charged with agreeing on an accurate forecast five days in advance. But is it even possible to predict the weather so far ahead? Wallace Ryman has devised a system that comprehends all of this—but he is a reclusive pacifist who stubbornly refuses to divulge his secrets. Henry Meadows, a young math prodigy, is sent to Scotland to uncover Ryman's system and apply it to the Normandy landings. But turbulence proves more elusive than anyone could have imagined. When Henry meets Gill, Ryman's beautiful wife, events, like the weather, begin to spiral out of control.—From publisher description.
The idyllic lives of civic-minded environmentalists Patty and Walter Berglund come into question when their son moves in with aggressive Republican neighbors, green lawyer Walter takes a job with Big Coal, and go-getter Patty becomes increasingly unstable and enraged.
The producer of Bones and best-selling author of 206 Bones presents a latest work in which the intrepid forensic anthropologist investigates the death of a man who appears to have died while engaged in a bizarre sexual act and who was originally declared dead four decades earlier.
The latest test subject in a covert government experiment, abandoned six-year-old Amy is rescued by an FBI agent who hides them in the Oregon hills, from which Amy emerges a century later to save the human race from a terrifying virus.
Dispatched to the influential Japanese port of Dejima in 1799, ambitious clerk Jacob de Zoet resolves to earn enough money to deserve his wealthy fiancâee, an effort that is challenged by his relationship with the midwife daughter of a samurai.
Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Victor Aaron cherishes memories of his idyllic marriage to his late wife, but suffers doubts about his carefully organized life and beliefs about memory when he discovers his wife's contradictory notes.
Struggling with her television writer husband's long hours and her own lack of childcare experience, composer Claire hires Lola, a Filipino mother of five who would finance her children's educations and who becomes privately devoted to her employers. By the award-winning author of Anywhere but Here.
T.S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotion to his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, find their lives surrounded by an assortment of people including teachers, whores, and radicals
While executive Emily questions her choices about her career and a long-distance relationship with a successful man, her environmental activist sister, Jessamine, struggles with her own doubts about her beliefs and love affair.
Although Yetta the chicken manages to escape the butcher's knife, she finds herself lost on the streets of Brooklyn until she befriends the wild parrots there, in a text which has some Yiddish and Spanish phrases.
In the small African republic of Kinjanja, Morgan Leafy, a carefree British civil servant perennially in search of sexual adventure, must deal with Harvard-educated tribal chiefs, unalterably genteel Englishwomen, and a cursed lightning-struck corpse. Winner of the Whitbread Award. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.