As the wars that have ravaged Britain fade into the past, Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, set out on a journey to find the son they have not seen in years, and are joined in their travels by a Saxon warrior, his orphaned charge and a knight.
When his farewell departure for World War II is shattered by an act of violence involving an escaped German soldier, bombardier Frankie Washburn witnesses the unfolding of consequences that reverberate for several years.
Loving the beautiful but damaged Ruby all of his life, Ephram is torn between his dutiful sister and a chance for a life with Ruby when the latter returns to their small East Texas hometown and confronts the dark forces that traumatized her early years.
Joy, a loner who works the graveyard shift at a grocery store, finds herself immune to a strange and fatal virus that is sweeping the United States and sets off across the devastated country in search of her birth mother.
Enduring a nomadic existence in the aftermath of a disease that kills all humans once they reach the age of twenty, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star risks her freedom and life to travel dangerous territory in search of a cure.
Struggling with culture shock after leaving his tiny old-Dixie town to attend UC Berkeley, D'aron makes friends with three idiosyncratic characters who challenge him to protest his home community's annual Civil War reenactment. Reading-group guide. By the author of Hold It 'Til It Hurts.
As a teen in Mexico City, Meche and her friends discover how to cast spells using music with hopes of changing their social status and fixing their broken families. 20 years later, Meche returns to her hometown for her estranged father's funeral, reviving old childhood memories.
A collection of short stories featuring tales of a young girl who plays caretaker to mysterious guests at the cottage behind her house and a former teen idol who becomes involved in a bizarre reality show.
An artistic, quirky group of friends struggle with the entrapments of the standards of beauty while trying to attract romantic partners, make a living and figure out which one of them is a murderer.
When cow Elsie Bovary sneaks out of her pasture, she makes a discovery that shakes her very world to its core, forcing her, along with a motley crew of fellow animals, to escape to a better, safer world in search of mutual understanding and acceptance.
An innovative novel captures 10 conversations involving the narrator, a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during one oppressively hot summer in Athens.