When a violent death rocks her close-knit gymnastics community weeks before an important competition, the mother of an Olympics hopeful works frantically to hold her family together in spite of being irresistibly drawn to the crime. By the award-winning author of The Fever.
In medieval Japan a future lord is dispossessed of his birthright, a mountain sorcerer imbues a mask with the spirit of a great stag, a stubborn father forces his son to give up his wife, and a powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne.
Burying the ashes of loved ones and resolving to start over in a near-future world that is succumbing to an ice age, Dylan unexpectedly transforms the lives of a survivalist and her twelve-year-old daughter, who prepare for a record-breaking winter in a freezing caravan park.
After millions of people around the world vanish in one moment, in what many claim to be the Rapture, Rayford Steele begins a search for the truth amidst global chaos.
Written in the form of a standardized test, Multiple Choice invites the reader to respond to virtuoso language exercises and short narrative passages through multiple-choice questions that are thought-provoking, usually unanswerable, and often absurd. It offers a new kind of reading experience, one in which the reader participates directly in the creation of meaning, and the nature of storytelling itself is called into question.
A debut novel set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and the last days of Steinbeck's Cannery Row follows the 1940 arrival of 15-year-old artist Margot, who is seduced by the world of biologist Ed Ricketts while her father embarks on a controversial project.
A journey through Daniel Sullivan's many lives told in his voice and the voices of those who have made him the man he is: the American son and daughter he has not seen for many years; the family he has made with Claudette; and irrepressible, irreverent Claudette herself.
Refusing to age quietly, take antidepressants or accept the inevitable loss of her longtime husband, Joy Bergman shocks her children when, after becoming a widow, she reconnects with a former flame from her college days, turning as willful and rebellious as the younger members of their family.
Detective Manon Bradshaw is listening to her police radio late one night when she hears an alert that draws her into a strange case: the disappearance of Edith Hind, a beautiful, upper-class graduate student at Cambridge University with ties to the Royal Family.