After he inherits a roofless, half-renovated mansion in black Philadelphia, and subsequently discovers a daughter he never knew he had, Warren Duffy and his daughter search for a new life as they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love.
As the fates of nations hang in the balance, Annique Williers, an elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, meets her match in British spymaster Robert Grey, the one man she cannot outwit, when they, captured and thrown into prison, form an uneasy alliance in order to survive.
On the island of Kavekana, Kai builds gods to order, then hands them to others to maintain. When Kai sees one of her creations dying and tries to save her, she's grievously injured — then sidelined from the business entirely. But when Kai starts digging into the reasons her creations die, she uncovers a conspiracy of silence and fear. Part of Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence.
The tensions beneath the surface of Claire and Don Lowry's seemingly contented marriage explode in the bedrooms and backyards of a small town over the course of a long, hot summer, as they discover that married life is not what they had predicted.
A novel based on the life of the artist Robert Seymour—the caricaturist behind The Pickwick Papers, and the extraordinary events surrounding the birth of Charles Dickens' first novel—departs from the accepted origin of Pickwick put forward by Dickens and his publisher, Edward Chapman.
He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling's memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa's casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
A collection of short stories depicts the Filipino experience, including a man who smuggles pharmaceuticals from New York to Manila for his sick father, and a struggling writer and college student who is jealous of her brother's exciting life.
The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.