Receiving news that a company plans to dig up the area where her mother is buried, supposedly with a cache of jewels belonging her lover, Dill Smiles, Billy Beede, poor and pregnant with an illegitimate child, heads for Arizona with her aunt and uncle to not only rescue her mother's body but search for the jewels they hope will bring them a new life. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable secrets about the family of preachers. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
A sequel to Mario Puzo's novel, "The Godfather," continues the saga of the Corleone family, beginning in 1955 and recounting the events that occurred between the end of the original novel and the episodes chronicled in Coppola's movie sequels.
Eight former housewives from the 1950s, having divorced and seen their children grow up, band together for support in a shared search for purpose, love, and identity in a modern world in which their roles are no longer clear.
With characteristic detail and aplomb Wolfe offers a portrait of modern college life through the story of the innocent but intelligent Charlotte Simmons and her times and travails in the halls and dorms of Dupont University.
Illustrations and brief text describe all kinds of differences that are "okay," such as "It's Okay to be a different color," "It's Okay to need some help," "It's Okay to be adopted," and "It's Okay to have a different nose." 50,000 first printing.
In a thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel, teenager Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school. He deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs and the pain of losing a close friend and favorite aunt.
Sixteen stories feature such characters as a British paratrooper on a mission behind enemy lines, a teenage Hasidic Jew who joins the 1958 Yankees, and a September 11th widow who receives a gift from the contractor working on her apartment.
Born into a moderate Muslim family in the San Francisco Bay area, Raouf, a young Arab American in the midst of a spiritual crisis, becomes involved with an Islamic fundamentalist group and becomes embroiled in plotting a terrorist attack, in a powerful study of the conflict between two cultures.
Chester the cat begins to notice something odd about his family's new pet rabbit. Fangs, capelike markings and a nocturnal disposition harden Chester's conviction: The sweet baby bunny is actually a vampire. James Howe's creepy, furry tale is illustrated by Alan Daniel.
Chronicles the odyssey of Dr. May Chinn from aspiring musician, through her struggles against racism to become a doctor, to her friendships with Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, to her accomplishments in 1920s New York City.
In sixteenth-century Istanbul, a furor erupts when the Sultan hires a group of artists to illuminate a great book in the European style at a time in which all figurative art is considered Islamic heresy, but the situation becomes worse when one of the miniaturists vanishes.
Losing touch with his creative nature by years of lonely political exile, Turkish poet Ka returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral and learns about a series of suicides among pious girls forbidden to wear headscarves, a story that brings him face-to-face with militant Islam, a new romance, and his own atheism. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Moving into the attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy, politically connected Fedden family in 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest becomes caught up in the rising fortunes of this glamorous family and finds his own life forever altered by his association during the boom years of the 1980s. By the author of The Swimming-Pool Library. 30,000 first printing.