The Club is a blistering, timely, and gripping novel set at Cambridge University, centering around an all-male dining club for the most privileged and wealthy young men at Cambridge and following an outsider who exposes the dark secrets of this group, the Pitt Club.
Spanning New York, Paris, Boston, St. Louis, and a small desert outpost in Zimbabwe, The Altruists is a darkly funny — and ultimately tender — family saga that confronts the divide between baby boomers and their millennial offspring. It's a novel about money, privilege, politics, campus culture, dating, talk therapy, rural sanitation, infidelity, kink, the American beer industry, and what it means to be a good person.
One morning in the autumn of 1793, watchman Mikel Cardell is awakened from his drunken slumber by reports of a body in a lake. Efforts to identify the bizarrely mutilated corpse are entrusted to incorruptible lawyer Cecil Winge, who enlists Cardell's help to solve the case. But time is short: Winge's health is failing, the monarchy is in shambles, and whispered conspiracies and paranoia abound.
Somewhat matured, international jet-setter Mark Renton and psychotic artist Frank Begbie accidentally reunite with Sick Boy and Spud in Scotland for one last scheme involving organ harvesting, in the final installment of the Trainspotting series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stranded for eighteen years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.