The misfit youngest child of a large French family of overachievers makes quiet observations about his world and becomes the only family member brave enough to help the others through their grief in the wake of a devastating tragedy.
Struggling to adjust to her empty nest when her only child departs for college, a middle-aged divorcee receives an erotic message from a secret admirer and becomes obsessed with a fantasy porn site for women; while miles away at college, her son encounters challenges to his outmoded ideas of sex. By the best-selling author of Little Children.
The suspicious death of a literary critic in 1980 Paris reveals the madcap secret history of the French intelligentsia, plunging a hapless police detective into the depths of literary theory as it was documented in a famed linguist's lost manuscript. By the award-winning author of HHhH.
Taking in a young Arab man who is suffering from exposure on the Greek island of Hydra, the daughter of a wealthy art collector and her friend, an American vacationer, discover the man's story before their act of altruism takes a dangerous turn.
Raised in America, the multiracial daughter of a mother from Johannesburg struggles with her mother's terminal cancer and her own need to find love and a place to belong, quests shaped by losses, changes in her sense of identity and unexpected motherhood.
When a mysterious man shows up at the countinghouse in 1746 New York with an order for a huge sum of money, the local colonial merchants can't decide if they should trust him, befriend him, arrest him or seduce him.
Moving to a senior citizen trailer park with her father and his lifelike sex doll, Hazel, the estranged wife of a monolithic corporate CEO who demanded she install a brain chip so that they could be constantly connected, tries to carve out a new life while her ex uses sophisticated technology to stalk her.
As Alison Donnelly wakes up in Northern Ireland, the day after her second wedding, to a past that her new husband has kept secret, her sister, Liz, is engaged in a battle of wills with a charismatic cult leader in Papua New Guinea. By the author of Glover's Mistake.
The unsettling presence of an unwelcome stranger in a nearly abandoned high plains Colorado community changes the fates of its citizens, including a young couple who must choose between following their dreams and staying where they are against all reason.
Three young men and a woman journey together from India to England to build a better future while hiding painful secrets from the past and struggling with financial limitations and the punishing realities of immigrant life.
Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere, wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate, Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk.
Resolving to commit to marriage and parenthood unlike the father who abandoned him, Apollo Kagwa, who suffers from bizarre dreams, is shocked when his wife commits an act of astounding violence before disappearing, compelling Apollo's odyssey through a world he barely understands.
A disarming chalk artist who thinks nothing of erasing his dazzling work and an idealistic teacher who believes that things are meant to last forge an unlikely romance marked by her powerful father's virtual reality company and a brilliant but unstable student who is obsessed with video games.
In late-19th century England, intellectually minded young widow Cora Seaborne and pious vicar William Ransome investigate rumors about a mythical sea creature that has been blamed for a death in coastal Essex.
When she realizes that the final chapter of mystery writer Alan Conway's latest manuscript is missing and Alan later turns up dead, editor Susan Ryeland follows clues buried in the text to investigate the author's suspicious death.
Unable move on from an affair he had with a young watercolorist 10 years ago, Kevin Pace, who is working on a painting he won't let anyone see, finds events of his past intersecting with the present as he struggles to justify the sacrifices he made for his art and the secrets he kept from his wife.