In the near future, four people—an art-school drop out, AIDS baby, RPG-obsessed blogger and a tech-activist—live in world where their online identity is as important as their physical one—and getting disconnected is a punishment worse than death. Original.
After being interrogated by the Department of Homeland Security after a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, Marcus is released into what is now a police state and uses his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
Warned about the womanizing activities of Professor Nicholas Brodeur before her arrival at his prestigious university, graduate student Regina Gottlieb is nevertheless captured by his charisma and good looks before falling prey to his volatile wife.
Eighteen-year-old Kit is weird: big, strange, and socially disabled. He and his father Guy live together in a decaying country house on the unstable brink of a vast quarry. Guy is dying, and old friends are gather for one last time, while Kit tries to find out who his mother is.
After discovering the body of a man buried deep in the Arctic ice, Dr. Kate Philo and her team, bringing him back to life in their Boston lab, ignite a media firestorm and massive protests of religious fundamentalists, forcing them to decide how far they are willing to go to protect their experiment.
Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force set out to uncover the truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery going back to the birth of Christianity, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.
When she discovers her new place of employment is a front for a dangerous drug dealing business, college student Allie Dodgson, in possession of a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine, flees to Los Angeles with a hit man on her tail.
The Tree of Forgetfulness kicks off in South Carolina in the autumn of 1926, as a New York City newspaperman arrives to investigate a lynching. Nearly two decades later, the last witness to that lynching lies dying, haunted by his presence. It's a powerful portrayal of an ugly era in American history.
An early short story collection by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea explores the depths of family dysfunction, insanity and death and includes the stories of a couple being torn apart by wealth and an elderly man's descent into nature and madness.
Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love as students in Nigeria, when the country is under military rule and those with the means to leave the country do. Ifemelu goes to America to study and prospers there. But Obinze can't get into to America and winds up living in London under assumed names. When they're reunited in their homeland 15 years later, they face the toughest decisions of their lives.
Clarke, a 19th-century English naturalist, roams the pampas in search of that most elusive and rare animal: the Legibrerian hare, whose defining quality seems to be its ability to fly. The Hare offers reflections on love, Victorian-era colonialism, and the many ambiguities of language.
When her parents move away from their close-knit central Chicago neighborhood and thus her dance classes, Marisol — a lively 10-year-old who loves to dance — realizes that she can keep her passion for dancing no matter where she lives.
Three young women in Israel are conscripted into the army and struggle to stay friends as they see their lives change in unpredictable ways.
Facing a creative dilemma after a failed marriage, Sheila gathers inspiration from a depraved and free-spirited artist who becomes her lover. Based on incidents from the author's true life, this fictional tale combines literary observations, self-help advice and unstinting confessions.
Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs....
Surviving a near-fatal car wreck and cruising the streets of the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the late 1960s, Easy Rawlins investigates the disappearance of a young African-American, a case that is complicated by Rawlins's changing perspectives. By the O. Henry Award-winning author of the Socrates Fortlow series.
The 1951 debut of "strange stories" master Robert Aickman, co-written with novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. Contains six stories: "The Trains," "The View" and "The Insufficient Answer" are by Aickman, while "Three Miles Up," "Left Luggage" and "Perfect Love" are by Howard.
Longing to return to the days when her sister had more time and her best friendship with Frankie was less complicated, Glory, of 1964 Mississippi, meets a new girl from the North who riles up a community debate about whether or not to keep the segregated public pool open.