Raised by a carpet merchant father and resentful stepmother after a prophesied birth, Eleonora is recognized as a prodigy before stowing away to Stamboul, where she charms the eccentric Sultan Abdulhamid II and changes the course of history.
A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate and the president's daughter.
A latest entry in the series by the producer of the Bones television hit finds forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan investigating a possible FBI cover-up with ties to the disappearance of a NASCAR crew member's sister, a right-wing extremist group and a secret substance.
Returning home to mark the fifth anniversary of a close friend's murder, travel writer Fantine Antoine desperately follows her friend's grieving son to Louisiana to stop his criminal ambitions, an effort also shaped by her father's revelations. By the National Book Award finalist author of Highwire Moon.
When a bizarre phenomenon causes the cataclysmic disappearances of numerous people all over the world, Kevin Garvey, the new mayor of a once-comfortable suburban community, struggles to help his neighbors heal while enduring the fanatical religious conversions of his wife and son.
The National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke presents the story of early 20th century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival against a backdrop of radical historical changes.
Follows the fates of five interrelated families — American, German, Russian, English and Welsh — as they move through the dramas of World War I, the Russian Revolution and the struggle for women's suffrage.