A legendary opera singer tries to discover who betrayed her secret past as a courtesan when she is offering her a chance at immortality through a libretto that tells her tale in the new novel from the author of Edinburgh.
After turning her back on a position most people could only dream of, General Turyin Mulaghesh, one of the most powerful people in all the Saypur empire, is sent to a backwater posting to investigate a discovery only she's qualified to make sense of, one that could change the world - or destroy it.
An aimless amateur translator struggling under the thumb of an oppressive parent and an ambitious medical researcher from a hippie family endure tests to their bond and question their priorities as their wedding approaches.
Reunited as adults, childhood friends Patricia Delfine, who is magically gifted, and Laurence Armstead, an engineering genius, discover that something bigger than either of them has brought them together to either save the world, or plunge it into a new Dark Ages.
This work of literary speculative fiction by the author of Troll: A Love Story is set in an alternate-world extreme welfare state, and follows the experiences of a woman whose addiction to illegal chili peppers pits her against state-controlled love, sex and free will.
Told through interweaving narratives that move between past and present, a debut novel follows a young ballerina of rare talent whose life is upended when she falls in love with her much-older mentor, and a professor of dance at a Midwestern college who has a risky affair with a student that threatens to destroy everything she has worked so hard for.
When Tim Sundblade escapes from prison, his sole possession is an infallible plan for the ultimate heist — but it's a two-person job. When he meets Virginia, a curiously well-spoken "ten-dollar tramp" and discovers that the only thing that she has a passion for is "drifts of money, lumps of it," he knows he's found his partner as well as his match. There's no telling whether this lavender-eyed angel will be Sunblade's making or his damnation.
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
In 1859, 11-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American South, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.
In a world where the only art form is sticky blobs of ectoplasm retrieved from lucid dreams, a professional thief makes his living stealing from jewelry stores and museums, turning loot into art for cash, until one of his dream heists goes horribly wrong.
Seven different people, including a marijuana dealer and his estranged police chief father, have their lives altered one afternoon in Seattle during the WTO protests that tried to shut the city down in 1999.
Assembling at their country house one final time before it is sold, four siblings and their children share past memories, hidden passions and devastating secrets that threaten to overwhelm them.