A haitian american woman survives a brutal kidnapping in this “commanding debut novel” from the New York Times–bestselling author of Bad Feminist The New Yorker. Mireille duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. As her father’s standoff with the kidnappers stretches out into days, Mireille must endure the torments of a man who despises everything she represents.
An Untamed State: A Novel #ad - Author and essayist roxane gay is celebrated for her incisive commentary on identity and culture, as well as for her bestselling nonfiction and short story collections. An untamed state is a “breathless, disturbing and original” story of a willful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was, artful, and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings.
But the fairy tale ends when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, just outside the estate walls.
AyitiGrove Press #ad - A young woman procures a voodoo love potion to ensnare a childhood classmate. Originally published by a small press, this Grove Press paperback will make Gay’s debut widely available for the first time, including several new stories. From new york times -bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience.
. In ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. These early stories showcase Gay’s prowess as one of the voices of our age” National Post, Canada. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood.
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the PlaguePenguin Books #ad - As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders. Inspired by the true story of eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Through anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition.
As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" The Wall Street Journal, Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague #ad - An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer.
Sourdough: A NovelMCD #ad - But then, an alternative emerges: a secret market that aims to fuse food and technology. She must keep it alive, they tell her—feed it daily, play it music, and learn to bake with it. The brothers close up shop, and fast. When lois comes before the jury that decides who sells what at Bay Area markets, she encounters a close-knit club with no appetite for new members.
Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstorelois Clary is a software engineer at General Dexterity, a San Francisco robotics company with world-changing ambitions. Then, disaster! Visa issues. But they have one last delivery for Lois: their culture, the sourdough starter used to bake their bread. Soon, not only is she eating her own homemade bread, she’s providing loaves daily to the General Dexterity cafeteria.
Sourdough: A Novel #ad - Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore such a sensation, while taking on even more satisfying challenges, Sourdough marks the triumphant return of a unique and beloved young writer. The company chef urges her to take her product to the farmer’s market, and a whole new world opens up. She codes all day and collapses at night, her human contact limited to the two brothers who run the neighborhood hole-in-the-wall from which she orders dinner every evening.
But who are these people, exactly? Leavened by the same infectious intelligence that made Robin Sloan’s Mr. Lois is no baker, but she could use a roommate, even if it is a needy colony of microorganisms. One of amazon's 20 best books of 2017*named one of the best books of 2017 by npr, barnes & Noble, San Francisco Chronicle, and Southern LivingIn his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr.
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: StoriesRandom House #ad - Twenty-five years after jesus’ son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, the new york times • maureen corrigan, from national book award winner and two-time pulitzer prize finalist Denis JohnsonNATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Dwight Garner, NPR’s Fresh Air • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • New York • AV Club • Publishers Weekly“Ranks with the best fiction published by any American writer during this short century.
New york“A posthumous masterpiece. Entertainment weeklynamed one of the best books of the year by the new york times book review • the washington post • npr • the Boston Globe • New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • BloombergThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson.
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories #ad - . Johnson’s gift is to extract the beauty in all that brokenness. The wall street journal “Nobody ever wrote like Denis Johnson. Nobody ever came close. We’re just left with this miraculous book, these perfect stories, the last words from one of the world’s greatest writers.
Castle of Water: A NovelThomas Dunne Books #ad - Stranded hundreds of miles from civilization, on an island the size of a large city block, the two castaways must reconcile their differences and learn to draw on one another's strengths if they are to have any hope of making it home. Told in mesmerizing prose, with charm and rhythm entirely its own, Dane Huckelbridge's Castle of Water is more than just a reimagining of the classic castaway story.
For barry bleecker, the same trip was meant to mark a new beginning. Turning away from his dreary existence in manhattan finance, Barry had set his sights on fine art, seeking creative inspiration on the other side of the world—just like his idol, Paul Gauguin. A unique, inventive exploration of love, loss, and survival.
Castle of Water: A Novel #ad - Kristin hannah, harrowing, #1 new York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale"A moving, and downright literary novel. Michelle gable, new york times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment"Brilliant, riveting—pick your adjective, clever, they all apply. Thomas christopher greene, bestselling author of The Headmaster's WifeTwo very different people, one very small island.
For sophie ducel, her honeymoon in French Polynesia was intended as a celebration of life. But when their small plane is downed in the middle of the South Pacific, the sole survivors of the wreck are left with one common goal: to survive. The proud owner of a thriving parisian architecture firm, Sophie had much to look forward to—including a visit to the island home of her favorite singer, co-founded with her brilliant new husband, Jacques Brel.
A Doubter's Almanac: A NovelRandom House #ad - Dazzling. It is a story of how the flame of genius both lights and scorches every generation it touches. New york times bestseller • in this mesmerizing novel, ethan canin, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, ambition, rivalry, explores the nature of genius, and love among multiple generations of a gifted family.
Milo andret is born with an unusual mind. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life. Devastating and wonderful. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent.
A Doubter's Almanac: A Novel #ad - . You come away from the book wanting to reevaluate your choices and your relationships. It’s a rare book that can do that, and it’s a rare joy to discover such a book. Esquire“canin is at the top of his form, immersive, fluent, confident. For milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.
The Mothers: A NovelRiverhead Books #ad - It begins with a secret. All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, plucked too soon, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, stolen and passed around before its season. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty.
If, to the communities that have parented us, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, as time passes, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever. As nadia hides her secret from everyone, her God-fearing best friend, including Aubrey, the years move quickly.
. Luke sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. New york times bestseller “bittersweet, sexy, morally fraught. The new york times book review"Luminous… engrossing and poignant, this is one not to miss. People, pick of the week "Fantastic… a book that feels alive on the page.
The Mothers: A Novel #ad - The washington posta dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community—and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Soon, luke, and dogged by the constant, and aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, Nadia, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.
Truth, by OmissionBlackstone Publishing #ad - But is it too late for the truth to matter? And which version of the truth can save him? The first casualty … is truth. A heart-wrenching saga set on three continents, Truth, over four decades, by Omission seamlessly intertwines factual events of recent times in Africa with a compelling set of contemporary fictional circumstances.
After surviving a desperate childhood of lawlessness and violence, Alfred Olyontombo makes his way to a refugee camp while Rwanda’s genocide rages behind him. Seizing the chance, he moves forward, embracing the American dream and becoming a respected physician married to a successful lawyer in Colorado.
Truth, by Omission #ad - However, his new life comes to a screeching halt when the transgressions of his youth come back to haunt him. With his future hanging in the balance, Alfred is forced to face the misdeeds—and the nemesis—he’d hoped time had buried forever. His knowledge of local languages catches the attention of an idealistic young doctor who opens the door to a whole new life for Alfred.
Picnic at Hanging Rock Penguin ClassicsPenguin Books #ad - . Everyone at appleyard college for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. A beguiling landmark of australian literature, daphne du maurier’s Rebecca, it stands with Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides as a masterpiece of intrigue.
Mysterious and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. Now a six-part tv series starring natalie dormer, from amazon prime*a 50th-anniversary edition of the landmark novel about three “gone girls” that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film, featuring a foreword by Maile Meloy, author of Do Not Become Alarmed It was a cloudless summer day in the year 1900.
Picnic at Hanging Rock Penguin Classics #ad - After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of the secluded volcanic outcropping. Farther, higher, until at last they disappeared. They never returned.
Moon Palace: A Novel Penguin Ink Contemporary American FictionPenguin Books #ad - As marco journeys from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction. Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit.
Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination. From new york times-bestselling author Paul Auster The New York Trilogy. The “beautiful and haunting” san francisco chronicle tale of an orphan’s search for love, and for the key to the elusive riddle of his fate, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, from the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1: A NovelMarco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, for his unknown father, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate.