Set in the South during the Great Depression, The Twelve-Mile Straight takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes — race, heredity, inequality, shame — in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence.
Giving away all of his personal possessions after retiring, a once-ambitious man embarks on a journey to honor his parents in Israel, where a blocked writer is drawn into a mystery that alters her life in unimaginable ways.
Judith "Jack" Chen, a scientist-turned-drug pirate, travels the world in a submarine to bring cheap medicine to the poor, but when her latest drug hack results in a trail of lethal overdoses, she is pursued by a jaded military agent and his robotic partner.
Picking up immediately after the events of The Last Ever After, the latest entry in "The School for Good and Evil" series follows favorite characters Sophie, Tedros and Agatha as they leave the castles and embark on assigned quests for glory. Illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.
A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And the General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander weaves a portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined.
Sierra and her friends love their new lives as shadowshapers, making art and creating change with the spirits of Brooklyn. Then Sierra receives a strange card depicting a beast called the Hound of Light — an image from the enigmatic, influential Deck of Worlds. The shadowshapers know their next battle has arrived.
In this delightful return the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit.
Forced by duty to return to his racially divided East Texas hometown, an African-American Texas Ranger risks his job and reputation to investigate a highly charged double-murder case involving a black Chicago lawyer and a local white woman.
When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.
This collection of Victorian tales that imagined futures full of strange science and technologies surprisingly includes the familiar themes of modern science fiction, like time travel and robots, in stories from Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and Alice Fuller. Original.
A second collection of enduring fables and fairy tales invites readers into worlds of whimsical fantasy, deep empathy and playful humor where the perspectives of an unforgettable cast of characters are often surprising. By the author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day. Original.
Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.
Living with his grandparents and sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his mother's addictions and his grandmother's cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope.
When the aristocratic Golden family moves into a self contained pocket of New York City, a park in Greenwich Village called The Gardens, their past is an absolute mystery. Our fearless narrator is an aspiring filmmaker who decides the Golden family will be his subject. He gains the trust of this strange family, even as their secrets gradually unfold — love affairs and betrayals, questions of belonging and identity, a murder, an apocalyptic terror attack, a magical, stolen baby, all set against a whirling background in which an insane Presidential Candidate known only as The Joker grows stronger and stronger.
Peter Guillam and other former members of the British Secret Service face charges for decades-old intelligence operations by a generation that is unfamiliar with the dynamics of the Cold War.