Marie Mitchell, a Cold War FBI intelligence officer, joins an undercover task force to undermine Thomas Sankara, the revolutionary Communist president of Burkina Faso, who she secretly admires and comes to love, in a novel inspired by true events.
A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. On the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained — or lost in the desert along the way. And as the family drives — through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas — we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own.
Lord Alexander Pyne-ffoulkes, the younger son of the Duke of Ilvar, holds a bitter grudge against his wealthy father. The Duke intends to give his Duchess a priceless diamond parure on their wedding anniversary — so Alec hires Jerry Crozier to steal it.
But Jerry is a dangerous man: controlling, remote, and devastating. He effortlessly teases out the lonely young nobleman's most secret desires, and soon he's got Alec in his bed — and the palm of his hand.
It's 1919, a time when traveling medicine shows can still find audiences eager to buy miracle "cures" and watch old-fashioned variety acts onstage. Stephanie Allen's novel follows one such troupe, Doc Bell's Miracles and Mirth Medicine Show.
Speculative stories by such writers as Violet Allen, Charlie Jane Anders, Ashok K. Banker, Tobias S. Buckell and Omar El Akkad imagine the future of America, with the collection featuring tales of both dystopias and utopias.
A vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy who would protect his late master's soul.
Two young poets adrift in Mexico City pursue ambitions of revolution, notoriety and sexual adventure before the realities of city life ensconce one in an insular world of dreams and the other on hedonist adventures in the labyrinthine underworld.
Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that follows the boy's trail through ancient cities and into dense forests, and encounter creatures intent on destroying them.
Written in the months following her son's death, this powerful book takes readers intimately and unforgettably into Yiyun Li's grief, even as she transforms the pain into imaginary conversations of great beauty, humor, sadness and love.
An unconventional New England family faces scandal, inheritance battles and questions of paternities as viewed through three generations of their owning and operating a candlepin bowling alley in Salford, Massachusetts.