In 1941, Lina and her family are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers.
Dispatched to the influential Japanese port of Dejima in 1799, ambitious clerk Jacob de Zoet resolves to earn enough money to deserve his wealthy fiancâee, an effort that is challenged by his relationship with the midwife daughter of a samurai.
Raised by a carpet merchant father and resentful stepmother after a prophesied birth, Eleonora is recognized as a prodigy before stowing away to Stamboul, where she charms the eccentric Sultan Abdulhamid II and changes the course of history.
The author of the best-selling I Don't Know How She Does It follows the experiences of a middle-aged woman and her best friend, who discover more than 20 years after the fact that they won a contest and an all-expense-paid trip to meet the celebrity they worshipped as teens.
Follows a century in the port town of Marstal on an island off the coast of Denmark, whose citizens' lives are indelibly shaped by forces ranging from wars and shipwrecks to taboo survival practices and forbidden passions. Translated by Charlotte Barslund.
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.
Powerful and brilliant consul Marcus Cicero has been elected by the people of Rome, but still faces political opposition from the heads of the patricians and populists, as he suspects that a rising senator, Julius Caesar, is behind a plot to assassinate him.
A novel set in 1937 Europe tells the story of three Hungarian Jewish brothers bound by history and love, of a marriage tested by disaster, of a Jewish family's struggle against annihilation by the Nazis, and of the dangerous power of art in the time of war.
A tale loosely inspired by the life of Alexis de Tocqueville is set in the early nineteenth century and follows an unlikely friendship between a survivor of the French Revolution and an itinerant English engraver's son.
Given as a Christmas present to Marilyn Monroe, Maf the dog provides keen insight into the world of the Hollywood starlet during the last two years of her life.
In a first installment of a new series of historical novels by the author of The Queen of the South, wounded seventeenth-century Spanish soldier Alatriste works as a swordsman-for-hire in Madrid, but when his latest job takes an unexpectedly deadly turn, he realizes he is in the employ of one of the Spanish Inquisition's most dangerous figures. Reprint.