During the late 1990s, humanitarian lawyer Tom Harrington travels to Haiti to investigate the murder of a beautiful photojournalist named Jackie Scott during a time of brutal guerrilla warfare and civilian kidnappings.
Mustachioed Vish Puri, a respectable family man who styles himself as India's forefront private investigator, runs background checks for prospective brides and grooms until more sensational cases take him into India's increasingly divergent communities.
Indian detective Vish Puri sends an undercover operative to the sacred town of Haridwar when a notorious debunker is found dead and a high-profile Hindu ascetic is implicated.
"To be young, in France, and in love: fourteen-year-old Dâesirâee can't believe her good fortune. Her fiance, the dashing and ambitious Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised for battlefield success, and no longer will she be just a French merchant's daughter. She could not have known the twisting path her role in history would take, nearly breaking her vibrant heart but sweeping her into a life rich in passion and desire"—P.  of cover.
When a vibrant 7-year-old disappears from her Haitian community at the same time her father agonizingly decides to give her up so that she can have a better life, an ensuing search reveals the stories of neighbors whose lives the child touched.
A companion to The Keeping Quilt describes how young Anna, a girl from an early 20th-century Russian Jewish family, moves to America and brings a beautiful china tea set that symbolizes God's blessings, family history and a plentiful life.
This volume of tales features characters who pursue connections through love, sex and family, including a golden-haired girl who appears in an orchard to apple-eating attendants and a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a fantasy with her husband.
Joining the war effort as nurses in 1915, two spirited Australian sisters, carrying a guilty secret, become the friends they never were at home. They find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger as they serve alongside remarkable women during the first World War.
Henry is a young slave living in the mid-19th-century Kansas Territory whose life takes a major turn when he meets the legendary abolitionist John Brown — who mistakes Henry for a girl. Henry continues to hide his true identity for his own safety as he travels with Brown's militia, through the historic 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry.
When the daughter of an enigmatic cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death. He finds himself drawn into the director's eerie world in this new novel by the author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics.