Abruptly placed in a boy's boarding school in Maine after his mother's death at the end of World War II, Kansas youth Jack Baker befriends Early Auden, an unusual boy with whom Jack embarks on a quest along the Appalachian Trail in search of a legendary great black bear. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Moon Over Manifest.
A father and son embark on a road trip to a distant animal shelter to save a homeless border collie puppy. By the author of Crush; Paintings from the Cave; Flat Broke; Liar, Liar; Masters of Disaster; Lawn Boy Returns; Woods Runner; Notes from the Dog; Mudshark; and Lawn Boy.
10-year-old Zimbabwe native Darling escapes the closed schools and paramilitary police control of her homeland in search of opportunity and freedom with an aunt in America.
A tale spanning 150 years and two continents re-imagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women.
In a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.
Pepys Road was once an ordinary London block, but housing prices have skyrocketed and the homes in the neighborhood are suddenly shockingly valuable. The neighborhood has an assortment of residents — a banker, a graffiti artist, Pakistani shop owners, a refugee meter maid — and they're all receiving odd, anonymous postcards demanding "We Want What You Have." Novelist John Lanchester takes readers back to 2008, at the peak of the housing crisis and global financial meltdown.
The sequel to A Discovery of Witches finds Yale professor and reluctant witch Diana Bishop, together with the hunky vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, traveling back in time to Elizabethan London. There, Diana studies at Oxford and seeks a magical tutor while Matthew is forced to confront his past. But when an evil cabal steals a mysterious book, the witch-vampire duo set off on a search across Europe to find it.
This epic tale is told through several generations of the McCullough family, beginning with Eli McCullough, the first male child born in the Republic of Texas. At 13, Eli is kidnapped by the Comanche, who kill his mother and his siblings. He lives with the Comanche for years, becoming a respected member of the tribe until the community is decimated by armed Americans.
With their husbands away fighting in the war in January 1943, Rita Vincenzo and Glory Whitehall have only their cross-country correspondence to keep them going.
Set to inherit half of Bella Vista, a one hundred-acre apple orchard in a town called Archangel, along with a half-sister she's never heard of, Tess Delaney, who makes a living restoring stolen treasures to their rightful owners, discovers a world filledwith the simple pleasures of food and family.
Scientist Kitty Kincaid, U.S. Army major J. R. Cassidy, pilot Charlotte Morrison, small-town Texan Red Walker, and British Royal Air Force ace George "Skip" Inskip find danger, adventure, and passion during World War II.
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.
New York lawyer Alexander Portnoy, a young man dominated by a demanding Jewish mother, plays out a sexual revenge in fact and fantasy, in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the popular novel. Reprint.
In war-torn Chechnya, a doctor watches as Russian soldiers abduct his neighbor, who has been accused of aiding Chechen rebels. He later rescues the neighbor's 8-year-old daughter, then colludes with another doctor to form an unlikely family amid the daily violence.
Nigerian writer A. Igoni Barrett delivers a collection of short stories, including "The Worst Thing That Happened," in which a pensioner with numerous children struggles to find someone to pick her up from cataract surgery.