A frenzied competition for a major British literary award pits several colorful characters against one another, and is complicated by an accidental entry, a scandal involving a judge and a vengeful reject.
Presents eleven scenarios in which people survive, persevere, and even triumph over forces beyond their control, from a teenager joining in the search for survivors after a tornado to a woman taking control over her fate, which is her greatest act of courage.
In 1514 Hungary, peasants who rose up against the nobility rise again – from the grave. In 1633 Al-Shouf, a mother keeps demons at bay with the combined power of grief and music. In 1838 Georgia, a pregnant woman's desperate escape from slavery comes with a terrible price. Long Hidden speaks with the voices of those whose lives have been pushed to the margins of history.
The author of The Giant's House—a National Book Award finalist—presents a stunning collection of stories that navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness, including the title story in which a family finds their lives irrevocably changed by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. 15,000 first printing.
All The Light We Cannot See tells the story of a blind French girl on the run from the German occupation who crosses paths with a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker.
An English-language debut by an award-winning Taiwanese writer is set on a mythical island from where a young man is sent out alone into the Pacific as a sacrifice to the Sea God only to discover a vast island made out of trash that collides with the coastal home of a suicidal Taiwanese professor.