Returning to her Washington, D.C. hometown to care for her ailing father, a depressed Hollywood employee struggles with memories of her family's involvement in the scandalous Iran-Contra affair and reassesses the choices that led to the estrangements of her loved ones.
When a woman's severed leg is delivered to Robin Ellacott, her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, looks into his past to determine who is responsible.
Continues the disparate and dynamic lives of nine characters whose experiences begin to intersect in inexplicable ways as they orbit around a 12-year-old who develops an increasing awareness of a mysterious world opening around her.
Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of 24 years.
The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by downtown's nascent punk scene; an obsessive magazine reporter; his spunky, West Coast-transplant neighbor; and the detective trying to figure out what they all have to do with a shooting in Central Park.
From post-Vietnam youth culture to the fiscal crisis, from a lushly appointed townhouse on Sutton Place to a derelict squat on East 3rd Street, this city on fire is at once recognizable and completely unexpected. And when the infamous blackout of July 13th, 1977 plunges into darkness, each of these entangled lives will be changed, irrevocably.
In 2022 France, a conservative Islamic party comes to power, and Franðcois, a porn-loving professor who sleeps with his students, is confronted with a life-changing choice — whether or not to take an irresistible academic advancement on one important condition: that he converts to Islam.
Selling Turkish spirits on the street and dreaming of becoming rich in a rapidly developing Istanbul, street youth Mevlut Karataş elopes with the wrong woman and builds a family over decades marked by a series of dead-end jobs and an enduring sense of his unique destiny. By the Nobel Prize-winning, best-selling author of Snow.
A story collection includes the title novella, in which an octogenarian retired judge's musings on his life are interrupted by police updates about his murder later that afternoon.
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" moves from London after the 2008 financial crisis to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia, in a story of the destructive effect of jealousy and the redemptive power of love.
The award-winning author of Lullabies for Little Criminals presents a collection of outlandish fairy tales that incorporate her inventive use of metaphor and include the stories of a teen cult follower who justifies a crime and a grandmother's fantastical spin about where babies come from.
A collection of interwoven tales exploring themes of family, sacrifice, war and the redemptive power of art.