Along with her best friend, the fourteen-year-old narrator navigates a 1970s American girlhood, including challenges from popular girls and the first hints of womanhood.
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Miss., three women — an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend (also a maid) and a recently graduated white woman — team up for a clandestine project.
In a novel where the setting moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the nineteenth century, an African slave and concubine is determined to claim her own destiny against impossible odds.
Reimagines the life of Jesus based on considerations of his dual nature, key Gospel stories, and the formulation of Church tenets.
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen
A powerful historical novel chronicles a year in the life of celebrated American artist Rockwell Kent who, in 1914, decides to leave urban New York for the rugged wilds of Brigus, Newfoundland, but as the Great War escalates, he becomes a polarizing object of suspicion in the tiny, impoverished community. 25,000 first printing.
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.
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.
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.