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Henry is experiencing a bizarre phenomenon - he has access to the thoughts of Suriya Asagao, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing who died a few months later. A thought provoking, inventive and lyrical debut novel.
When Martin Pearce, an Englishman nearly dead from thirst, staggers out of the desert and into the life of Hassanali, a shop seller in a village south of Mombasa, he sets in motion events and themes which echo throughout the novel.
With her singular mix of surrealism, musical prose, and keenly felt emotions, Aimee Bender's returns with more sublime, beguiling, and breathtakingly original stories of love, sex, heartbreak, and potato babies.
The twisted relationship between a jockey and the horse jumper who becomes the object of his obsession frames Francis's dark, brooding debut, which traces the path of the would-be lovers as they pursue careers in 1950s East Coast horse culture.
The Lums, the Chinese-American family Chieng writes about, have a peculiar history. Too many of them suffer an untimely demise. Chieng with his deadpan wit and sense of irony, has made an auspicious debut.
Oyeyemi has created a psychological horror novel which dares to be different, incorporating a clash of cultures and parallels with the Icarus legend in this memorable debut novel.
Clare Fergusson, an Episcopal priest, and Russ Van Alstyne, the Police Chief of Millers Kill, witness the terrible events that occur in a small Adirondack town when a conglomerate called Global Wood Products is poised to purchase thousands of acres of timberland.
Women served as snipers for both Bosnian and Serbian forces during the siege of Sarajevo; Simon, a prize-winning correspondent and NPR Weekend Edition host, interviewed one of them and has masterfully imagined her life.
In his first novel since Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire.
Baddiel takes a little-known fact of WWII history—the internment of refugees on the Isle of Man—as inspiration for his compelling novel about a German-Jewish couple who escape the Nazis only to be wrenched apart by the British government.
A bus load of individuals secretly abandon their everyday life to enter an agreement to go to a writer’s retreat in which they will have no distractions to prevent them from writing that novel, screenplay, poem, etc. that they know is within them. This is truly ingenious, original, inventive writing, though macabre.
South African crime writer Meyer features an ex-cop Zapotek "Zet" van Heerden who has seven days to solve a seemingly unsolvable crime.
Holm captures the ephemeral nature of relationships, and the multitude of emotions ignited when a partnership/romance ends. A quirky tale of people whose lives are in flux, and who are able to handle their changed status creatively.
Seven years after Cities of the Plain brought his acclaimed Border Trilogy to a close, McCarthy returns with a suspenseful modern-day western.
In this poignant story of loss and longing, first-time novelist Bánk sensitively portrays the barren world of 1950s Hungary through a child's eyes.
Thursday is the head of Jurisfiction, the policing agency that "safeguards the stability of the written word" in literature. However, she is tiring of her hectic, stressful, and often dangerous job and she needs a break. She returns to her home town of Swindon, England, determined to bring back her "eradicated" husband, Landen Parke-Lane.
Scott Finn, an orphan from Southie who worked his way out of juvenile detention and into a job at a prestigious Boston law firm, is devastated when his colleague and former lover, Natalie Caldwell, turns up dead on the Southie waterfront.
A wealthy businessman, Rafael Vega, and his wife, Lucia, are found dead in their luxurious home. At first glance, it looks like a straightforward case of murder/suicide, but Inspector Jefe Javier Falcon has his doubts.
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Shamus-winner Spiegelman's intricate, intelligent second thriller to feature all-too-human New York PI John March, explores skulduggery in the world of high finance.
Boston-based scientist Daisy Hubbard is driven to find a cure for the rare genetic disease that claimed the life of her brother. But her progress is interrupted when she learns her unstable sister Anna has gone missing from her California home.
Originally written in 1993 under the pseudonym Jack Harvey, this combo police procedural and spy thriller features an ingenious female assassin.
In 1991, President George H. W. Bush called Ambassador Joseph Wilson a "True American Hero." In 2003, senior officials in President George W. Bush’s White House tried to intimidate critics and punish Wilson for what he knew—and finally made public—about the administration’s lies before the invasion of Iraq.