Unable to express himself socially but possessing a savant-like knack for investigating crimes, a teenage boy with Asperger's Syndrome is wrongly accused of killing his tutor when the police mistake his autistic tics for guilty behavior. By the author of My Sister's Keeper. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Preoccupied by personal challenges while running a struggling newspaper in Rome, an obituary writer confronts mortality, an eccentric publisher obsesses over his dog, and other staff members uncover the paper's founding by an impulsive millionaire.
In a novel where the setting moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the nineteenth century, an African slave and concubine is determined to claim her own destiny against impossible odds.
Hoping to escape her past when she escapes her religiously conservative family and moves to Hollywood, Birdie all but despairs of an acting career nine years later and meets a naïve young actor whose self-destructive impulses parallel her own. Original.
Ensconced in the attic of their grandparent's fabulous mansion by their abusive grandmother and dangerously selfish mother, Cathy, Chris, and their two siblings endure years of torment and become desperate to escape, in a special twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the chilling novel. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
A planned week of debauchery at the beach for recent Washington, D.C., high-school graduate Jordan and her friends proves more precarious than anticipated in the face of her parents' marital tensions, a house that is not selling, and a growing stack of bills.
Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically gifted, autistic boy, decides to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secrets about his mother.
After a meeting with his only neighbor, sixty-seven-year-old Trond is forced to reflect upon a long-ago incident that marks the beginning of a series of losses for Trond and his childhood friend, Jon.
In a novel set in an indefinite, futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, a father and his young son make their way through the ruins of a devastated American landscape, struggling to survive and preserve the last remnants of their own humanity.
In a mountainside castle in Italy, during the long, hot summer of 1970, Keith Nearing struggles to twist feminism and women's ascendency toward his own ends, leading him to actions that have repercussions that catch up to him in the twenty-first century.
A tale loosely inspired by the life of Alexis de Tocqueville is set in the early nineteenth century and follows an unlikely friendship between a survivor of the French Revolution and an itinerant English engraver's son.
When the members of a peace symposium are abducted by armed terrorists, Jungian psychologist and team leader Sonia Laghari struggles to keep the hostages alive by posing confounding interpretations of the kidnappers' dreams, while her ex-soldier son works to find and free her. By the best-selling author of The Book of Air and Shadows. Reprint.
The last two years have been monstrously unpleasant for high-society journalist Gus Bailey. His propensity for gossip has finally gotten him into trouble?$11 million worth. His problems begin when he falls hook, line, and sinker for a fake story from an unreliable source and repeats it on a radio program. As a result of his flip comments, Gus becomes embroiled in a nasty slander suit brought by Kyle Cramden, the powerful congressman he accuses of being involved in the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, and he fears it could mean the end of him.The stress of the lawsuit makes it difficult for Gus to focus on the novel he has been contracted to write, which is based on the suspicious death of billionaire Konstantin Zacharias. It is a story that hasdominated the party conversations of Manhattan's chattering classes for more than two years. The convicted murderer is behind bars, but Gus is not convinced that justice was served. There are too many unanswered questions, such as why a paranoid man who was usually accompanied by bodyguards was without protection the very night he perished in a tragic fire.Konstantin's hot-tempered widow, Perla, is obsessed with climbing the social ladder and, as a result, she will do anything to suppress this potentially damaging story. Gus is convinced she is the only thing standing between him and the truth. Dominick Dunne revives the world he first introduced in his mega-bestselling novel People Like Us, and he brings readers up to date on favorite characters such asRuby and Elias Renthal, Lil Altemus, and, of course, the beloved Gus Bailey. Once again, he invites us to pull up a seat at the most important tables at Swifty's, get past the doormen at esteemed social clubs like The Butterfield, and venture into the innermost chambers of the Upper East Side's most sumptuous mansions.Too Much Money is a satisfying, mischievous, and compulsively readable tale by the most brilliant society chronicler of our time?the man who knew all the secrets and wasn't afraid to share them.
Having obsessed about his beloved wife's possible death throughout the course of their relationship, video game designer David is charged with her eventual murder by three investigators who harbor their own experiences with marital problems and murder.
In the spring of 1846, Tamsen Donner, her husband, George, their five daughters, and eighty other pioneers headed to California on the California-Oregon Trail in eager anticipation of new lives out West. Everything that could go wrong did, and an American legend was born.
In the aftermath of the 2006 massacre of nineteen people in a Swedish village, Judge Birgitta Roslin, a granddaughter of two of the victims, discovers the nineteenth-century diary of a gang leader that reveals the case's eerie connections to the abuse of Chinese slave workers.
Best-selling novelist Octavia prepares to submit a remarkable manuscript that rewrites final chapters from her earlier works only to learn that her estranged rock-star son has been arrested for murder, an event that compels Olivia to examine their shared past for answers.
When someone shoots Horatio Leavenworth, a wealthy retired merchant, through the head in his library late one night, the evidence at the inquest indicates that no one could have left the victim's locked Manhattan mansion before the discovery of the body the next morning. Suspicion thus falls on members of the household, specifically the dead man's nieces, Mary and Eleanore, only one of whom stands to benefit from their uncle's death. Everett Raymond, a junior partner in a New York law firm that had Leavenworth as a client, teams with unassuming official investigator Ebenezer Gryce to seek the truth.
Twenty years after being embroiled in the Nazi regime of 1934 Berlin, detective Bernie Gunther pursues a quieter life in Havana but is thwarted by an encounter with a vicious killer from his past who is murdered at the same time a former lover reappears. By the author of A Quiet Flame.