Relocating to the Florida Keys after a devastating breakup, Bree refuses to evacuate during a Category 5 hurricane before finding herself scrambling to protect the pets her neighbors were forced to leave behind.
Facing limited prospects after the loss of her loved ones during World War I, a woman joins a circle of embroiderers continuing a centuries-long tradition at the Winchester Cathedral.
Rusty Brown is a fully interactive, full-color articulation of the time-space interrelationships of six complete consciousnesses on a single midwestern American day, and the tiny piece of human grit about which they involuntarily orbit.
A highly anticipated follow-up to The Perks of Being a Wallflower finds a single mother's desperate efforts to escape an abusive relationship thrown into turmoil by her son's disappearance and reappearance days later with an imaginary friend.
"Now I am going to tell the story of something that happened one night years ago, and the events of the morning and afternoon that followed."
The Incompletes begins with this simple promise. But to try to get at the complete meaning of the day's events, the narrator must first take us on an international tour. The result is a novel disturbed by half-knowledge, haunted by the fact that any complete version of events is always just outside our reach.
"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage—and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child—but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from thecorrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind—but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss. This is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by the author's bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into the interior lives of his brilliantly rendered characters, The Water Dancer is the story of America's oldest struggle—the struggle to tell the truth—from one of our most exciting thinkers and beautiful writers"—
1992: After a confrontation at a riot grrl concert, 17-year-old Beth finds herself in a car with her friend's abusive boyfriend dead in the backseat, agreeing to help her friends hide the body. This murder sets Beth and her friends on a path of escalating violence and vengeance as they realize many other young women in the world need protecting too.
2022: Determined to use time travel to create a safer future, Tess has dedicated her life to visiting key moments in history and fighting for change. But rewriting the timeline isn't as simple as editing one person or event. And just when Tess believes she's found a way to make an edit that actually sticks, she encounters a group of dangerous travelers bent on stopping her at any cost.
In incandescent, lyrical prose, Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line during Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, shaping a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.
A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.
For fifteen-year-old Shamiso, hope is nothing but a leap into darkness. Grief-stricken and confused after her father's mysterious death in a car crash, Shamiso moves with her mother from England to Zimbabwe in order to pick up the pieces — returning to an extended family and a world she hardly remembers. For Tanyaradzwa, a classmate whose life has been turned upside down by a cancer diagnosis, hope is the only reason to keep fighting.