In response to efforts to ban handguns in America's cities, the CEO of an arms company, worried about his bottom line, introduces federal legislation that would require every American own a gun, in a darkly comic novel by a former U.S. Congressman.
After a mysterious fatal car accident kills his predecessor, Congressman Charlie Marder struggles to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, D.C., where he finds an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a conspiracy at the highest levels of the government.
Presents a collection of ten short stories that feature both new and previously published pieces, including "The World Has Many Butterflies," in which married acquaintances play an intimate game, with devastating consequences.
A follow-up to Lock In finds the near-future world reveling in a violent but seemingly harmless, robot-bodied sport until a star athlete dies unexpectedly on the field, prompting an investigation by two FBI agents into the game's increasingly lucrative competition. By the award-winning author of Redshirts.
The Overstory presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who is already there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, andmarried, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and theabusive Mr. Mcleod. Decades later, with Susan now dead, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage, and how — gradually, relentlessly — everything falling apart, as she succumbed to depression and worse while he struggled to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us (sometimes all at once), of how, as Paul puts it, "first love fixes a life forever"—
Setting out to prove that the beautiful Princess Aurore of Chanay is actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before, spymaster Baron Fulkham instead uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could destroy his career and ruin the woman he loves.
When her simple fling with Jeremy Taylor, the man on whom she has had a secret crush for years, turns into something more, threatening everything they've both worked for, librarian Rosa Fernandez must decide what is more important — her career or a love to last a lifetime.
Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted — but only to family. To the rest of the world, he's aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control.
Reimagines Shakespeare's "Macbeth," set in a rundown industrial town, Hekate, a drug dealer tells Inspector Macbeth he will replace the chief of police Duncan and his lover Lady plots to make it happen.
A shy college freshman finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women's movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend. By the best-selling author of The Interestings.
A highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning The Song of Achilles follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.
Contemporary and darkly humorous stories push boundaries and illuminate the simmering tensions and precariousness of black citizenship and concept of black identity in a post-racial era.
Forced by limited prospects to marry much-older widower Jefferson Davis, teenage Varina Howell finds her expectations as the wife of a Mississippi landowner upended by his appointment as the leader of the Confederacy, a situation that renders her and her children fugitives in a divided and increasingly hostile nation.