A follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead's new novel follows the harrowing experiences of two African-American teens at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.
At a chance encounter at a Berlin soiree in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous — then, infamous. From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives.
A hardworking high-school senior who longs to attend college struggles against the belief systems of his white-supremacist father, who is about to be released from prison after a violent encounter with two black college students.
The students and parents of a tight-knit community find their bonds nearly destroyed by competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens nearby, in a story told from both adult and child perspectives.
A multi-generational novel in which the four adult daughters of a Chicago couple — still madly in love after 40 years — match wits, harbor grudges and recklessly ignite old rivalries until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they've built.
The creator of BoJack Horseman presents a debut collection of offbeat love stories that includes the tales of a wedding that is disrupted by mandated goat sacrifices and an up-and-coming rock band that manifests superpowers while drunk.
"From "one of the great American writers of our time" (Los Angeles Times Book Review)—a brilliant historical crime novel, a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles and Mexico in the wake in Pearl Harbor. New Year's Eve 1941,war has been declared and the Japanese internment is in full swing. Los Angeles is gripped by war fever and racial hatred. Sergeant Dudley Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department is now Army Captain Smith and a budding war profiteer. He's shacked up with Claire De Haven in Baja, Mexico, and spends his time sniffing out fifth column elements and hunting down a missing Japanese Naval Attache. Hideo Ashida is cashing LAPD paychecks and working in the crime lab, but he knows he can't avoid internment forever. Newly arrived Navy Lieutenant Joan Conville winds up in jail accused of vehicular homicide, but Captain William H. Parker squashes the charges and puts her on Ashida's team. Elmer Jackson, who is assigned to the alien squad and to bodyguard Ashida, begins to develop an obsession with Kay Lake, the unconsummated object of Captain Parker's desire. Now, Conville and Ashida become obsessed with finding the identity of a body discovered in a mudslide. It's a murder victim linked to an unsolved gold heist from '31, and they want the gold. And things really heat up when two detectives are found murdered in a notorious dope fiend hang-out"—
Divorcing his hostile wife when he concludes he could find genuine happiness elsewhere, Dr. Toby Fleishman is astonished when his ex abruptly disappears, leaving him unable to move on without acknowledging painful truths about his marriage.
As a rich, white teenage twin stands trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, two sequestered jurors fall into a furtive affair that has wide-ranging repercussions amidst public outrage over the verdict.