In The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes the reader to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills.—From amazon.com.
The story of Dr. Apelles, a Native American translator of ancient texts, and his romance with a co-worker is intertwined with that of the mythological tale that he is working on that recounts the saga of two orphans from different tribes who fall in love with each other. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
In early 1970s Riggold, Georgia, Catherine Grace Cline, the daughter of the local Baptist preacher, spends her Saturday afternoons at the Dairy Queen, dreaming of escaping her small town for Atlanta, but after her dream becomes a reality, a return to her hometown following a tragedy transforms her perspective. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.
After eleven years of solitude working on his New England mountain as a writer, Nathan Zuckerman returns to New York to confront a turbulent city in the wake of September 11, as well as the aging Amy Bellette, one-time muse to his first literary hero, E.I. Lonoff.
The rise and fall of the American Dream provide the backdrop for the story of Swede Levov, a prosperous New Jersey man and grandson of immigrants, whose fanatical daughter bombs a post office in 1968. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Turkish teen Asya is coming of age under the wing of her tattoo-parlor owner mother and her three aunts, befriending a cousin from America, and discovering a secret that links her family to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres.
Exploring the secrets and complexities lying at the heart of family life and relationships, a collection of eight stories includes the title work, about a young mother in a new city whose father tends her garden while hiding a secret love affair.
Taking a job tutoring an amnesia victim whose conscience has disappeared with her memory, failed philosopher Mason Ambrose is amazed when his pupil thoroughly studies his morality curriculum and then sets out to remake the world in her own image.
Nathaniel Mason, a graduate student in upstate New York, is drawn into a tangle of relationships with the people around him—alluring but elusive Theresa, fickle Jamie, and Jerome Coolberg, an enigmatic figure who seems to have appropriated parts of Nathaniel's past.
With his personal life in turmoil, irascible Dublin pathologist Quirke gets in over his head once again when an old acquaintance asks him to investigate the apparent suicide of his young wife, Deirdre Hunt, and Quirke uncovers some dangerous secrets that had been better off hidden and that pose a grave danger to his loved ones. By the author of Christine Falls. 100,000 first printing.
On a hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother while his father is away on business, except that he is sure he has just seen his father, standing across the street in a pair of dark glasses, the first portent of grave danger and a sinister, previously unsuspected world. 45,000 first printing.