Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese, half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world. Her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.
When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.
Told in alternating voices, this novel follows Anna Oh, a middle-aged wife, mother and artist. After 27 years of marriage, she divorces her husband to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.
Subhash and Udayan are brothers, and to say that they're close doesn't begin to describe their relationship. But their lives follow very different paths as Udayan marries young and becomes a radical in India's Communist Naxalite movement, while Subhash leaves his home country for school in Rhode Island.
Mae Holland begins to question her luck after she's hired to work for the world's most powerful Internet company. As life beyond her job grows distant, a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken and her role at the company becomes increasingly public.
A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. S. is a multilayered work from the Emmy Award-winning producer of Lost and Fringe and the author of Alive in Necropolis.
Assisting the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, Mma Ramotswe begins to suspect that a saboteur is behind a string of unfortunate mishaps. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi prepares for the birth of her child in spite of difficult family controversies.
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of The Shining with the story of a middle-aged Dan Torrance. Now an itinerant alcoholic himself, Dan uses his remnant powers to help a 12-year-old girl who is being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.
The author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café presents a new mystery that — spanning decades, generations and America in the 1940s and today — centers around five women who worked in a Phillips 66 gas station during World War II.
Harry Hole seemingly has his hands tied when the police seek his help finding a killer who has murdered Oslo police officers with unsolved cases.
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