A saga of three generations of the indomitable Cleary family begins in the early 1900s when Paddy Cleary, a poor New Zealand farm laborer, moves his wife and children to the Australian sheep station owned by his wealthy sister.
This collection of short stories from the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise depicts the forgotten lives of women who almost achieved fame and notoriety, including Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's niece and Edna St. Vincent Milay's sister. 30,000 first printing.
While writing the biography of a cyber criminal whose virus allowed hundreds of asylum seekers and prisoners to escape, journalist Felix Moore struggles to convey the hacker's intentions as a political protest against Australia's relationship with the United States.
While overcoming their respective pasts to audition for showgirl roles at an exclusive San Francisco nightclub, three Asian-American girls rely on each other for survival until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor causes one of them to be betrayed and sent to an internment camp.
In 1547, as the Scots prepare for war against England, a ship arrives from Campvere with an illicit cargo and Francis Crawford of Lymond, a dangerous nobleman, accused of treason and hunted by friend and foe alike, who leads a company of outlaws in his struggle to redeem his reputation. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-resistance tracker struggle with their respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.
Addie, 85, tells the story of her life to her 22-year-old granddaughter, beginning in 1915, the year she found her voice and made friends who would help shape the course of her life. From the one-room tenement apartment she shared with her parents and two sisters, to the library group for girls she joins at a neighborhood settlement house, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie recalls her adventures with a sense of humor and compassion for the naive girl she was.
A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers and ghosts against a backdrop of social and political turmoil.
When she unexpectedly encounters the only man she ever loved — and the only man to ever betray her — Catherine Blade, a fierce beauty whose strength matches any man's, is forced to place her trust in him as she is plunged into a world of espionage and danger.