A charmingly simple story of a child whose playground is a gritty urban cityscape. With no parent in sight, the boy wanders the sidewalks to find a yellow construction hat that quickly becomes his favorite belonging, earning him many compliments from strangers on nearby stoops. Eventually the boy meets the owner of the hat and must return it, leading him to make his own yellow hat.
Depicts the 1970s music scene through fictional singer-songwriter, Cass Wheeler, who pauses retirement to compile an album of songs that mean the most to her as she describes what was going on in her life when she wrote each. Original.
A writer begins keeping a notebook of handwriting exercises hoping that, if he is able to improve his penmanship, his character will improve too. What begins as a mere physical exercise is filled involuntarily with reflections and anecdotes about living, writing, and the sense — or nonsense — of existence.
One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls — sisters, eight and 11 — go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women.
A companion to the best-selling When Dimple Met Rishi finds a brokenhearted Indian-American teen agreeing to allow his parents to set him up on culturally approved dates with a talented track athlete, who is tired of being nagged by her traditionally minded family about her plus-sized body.
When a seemingly-innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to a parallel universe, three California teens find themselves taken on a million mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat-up, purple '80s wagon — with a dark-energy motor, graphene tires and quantum shocks, of course. Their goal? To stop carnivorous flying saucers from invading Earth. And, just maybe, to find love along the way.
After an international incident affects U.S. and British relations, the president's son Alex and Prince Henry must pretend to be best friends, but as they spend time together, the two begin a secret romance that could derail a presidential campaign.
As the war escalates in Europe, the Henry clan, a family of American naval heroes, finds itself drawn into the center of the conflict and must send its patriarch and several sons into the fray. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
A talented but reclusive gardener is inspired by her love of classic literature to embark on an odyssey to reconnect with her four once-close friends through simple activities and digital encounters that unexpectedly catapult her into viral fame.
Grounded in real history — and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 — A Bend in the Stars offers a heartstopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia.
Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories.