Attending the elite Seoul National University in 1970s South Korea during the final years of a repressive and transformative regime, a tycoon's daughter and her impoverished best friend are drawn to a social-climbing boy who would find his place in a cutthroat world. A first novel.
Unexpectedly falling in love on the eve of World War II, a Suffolk pianist, wife and mother finds herself cut off and accompanies her lover, a documentary and propaganda filmmaker, during the harrowing years of the Blitz. Penguin Readers guide available online. By the author of Ashenden. Original.
Reluctant to return to work after the birth of her twins, Melanie takes on a client eager to sell a historic Charleston home only to find herself approached by ghost informants who have been long silent. By the best-selling author of Spinning the Moon.
An unfashionable and intelligent spinster in the 1920s gets married to a charismatic gentleman while hiding the secret that she will die in childbirth after bearing another man's baby. By the award-winning author of Wicked Women.
Electing to have a child by surrogate rather than pass on the genes that caused her mother's mental illness, heart surgeon Suzette believes that she has achieved her ultimate dreams before unexpectedly falling in love in ways that change her perceptions about motherhood. By the best-selling author of The Same Sky.
Traces the author's struggles with her teen decision to have an abortion, describing her healing explorations of such activities as a Buddhist water baby birth, a Roman Catholic retreat for abortion, a Jewish "wild woman" celebration and more. 50,000 first printing.
A unique Chaim Soutine work of art connects the lives and fates of two different women, generations apart, in a debut novel that moves from World War II Vienna to contemporary Los Angeles. By the author of Lost Tribe: Jewish Fiction from the Edge. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.
An amnesiac learns about his history from his best friend, teen girlfriend and estranged stepfather, whose testimonies and perspective struggles make it difficult for the young man to decide what is true. A U.S. release by an award-winning writer from Norway. Original.
A collection of short stories combines elements from ancient history and modern times and includes tales about the United Nations moving to an orbiting space hotel after Manhattan is destroyed, and the marauding army of Genghis Khan.
"Kate and Gillian are stepsiblings, each bearing two generations' worth of mental illness and cruelty. One is an obsessive-compulsive baker, the other an oversexed hyper-intellectual. Emotionally stunted adults, they live separate, brittle lives. But they converge when Jonah, Gillian's beloved brother and a murder suspect, introduces himself to Kate. As Jonah continues his unannounced visits, and a string of murders plagues the county, Kate can't seem to stop wondering which sibling her mother loved most."
Ending a marriage to an abusive man sentenced to prison, Lindsey starts over with a new business while raising a traumatized daughter who she is challenged to protect when her ex is released and someone begins stalking through their new hometown. By the award-winning author of Still Missing.
A television journalist and an ex-Navy SEAL place their lives at risk during a perilous assignment involving a corrupt Vice President and his connections to the revered widow of a visionary, assassinated scion of a powerful political family.
When her husband, who left her for a younger woman, returns home for the sake of the children, a woman, forced to carry on as if nothing ever came between them, wonders if she has the strength to overcome the betrayal or the courage to start over. Original.
An evocative first work of long fiction by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright traces the experiences of a man who is overwhelmed by memories of his early years, marked by filmmaking, his late father, war and a haunting affair.
An anthology of 10 stories by the author of The Book of Aron reflects the personal and political challenges of protagonists ranging from English Arctic explorers during one of history's most nightmarish expeditions to 18th-century French balloonists who would invent manned flight.
Explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations.
Transferred to a famous asylum after being arrested for his wife's murder at the end of the 19th century, a man with an eidetic memory is investigated by a doctor and a police officer who discover links between the bizarre crime and the highest and lowest establishments in France. By the Edgar Allan Poe Award-winning author of A Love Like Blood.
Hired by an artist and the beautiful woman he painted, who want to reclaim a portrait from the woman's husband to keep it from being deliberately destroyed, a naïve young lawyer in Frankfurt becomes embroiled in an unexpectedly toxic case marked by a disappearance, a natural disaster and a past betrayal.
A public prosecutor, skilled in MMA, tries to uncover the identity of the mastermind of a long-time, Swedish narcotics-trafficking ring known as The Old Man, in the second novel of the series following Marked for Life. 100,000 first printing.
A long-awaited first novel by the National Book Award-nominated, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December traces a night of solitary mourning and reflection as experienced by the 16th President after the death of his 11-year-old son at the dawn of the Civil War.
Hired by the President to vet a nominee for the Supreme Court, fixer Peter Rena and his partner, Randi Brooks, scour the candidate's past and outmaneuver ambitious adversaries, only to discover that a killer is murdering random victims to cover up an assassination plot. A first novel. 40,000 first printing.
The suspicious deaths of two members of an elite undercover military team are investigated by Special Ops legend Captain John Hayes, who is horrified to discover that his protégé, a brilliant assassin, is the prime suspect. By the best-selling author of The 500. 35,000 first printing.
The renowned Hollywood screenwriter behind such productions as The Manchurian Candidate presents an anthology of three interconnected novellas about crime and corruption in Southern California's underworld.
With the aid of trapper Alex Armistead, widow Grace Martindale uses her midwifery skills to help the natives in the untamed Oregon Country, but not everyone welcomes her presence, and she finds herself in more danger than she could have imagined
After spending nine months in jail awaiting trial for her involvement in a mass shooting that took the lives of her boyfriend and best friend in a prep school in Stockholm’s richest suburb, Maja finally reveals the circumstances that brought her there.
When a popular middle-school girl is abducted in broad daylight by a masked man, the victim's rival, Meredith, struggles with terror while their community organizes vigils and searches. By the author of The Broken Places.
A first novel by the award-winning author of Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing is set in World War I Tennessee, where two flawed yet endearing grifters pursue women, wealth and the lucrative mule business for military clients in Europe. 40,000 first printing.
A devoted Chicago cop from a family of career detectives miraculously survives an attack that kills his partner but that he cannot remember himself, an event that causes him to be charged with double murder and tasked with uncovering what really happened to clear his name. By the authors of The Murder House. 500,000 first printing.
When their children are abducted by a man who blackmails them to follow instructions at the risk of the children's lives, a judge and his wife endure a terrorizing ordeal of no-holds-barred deceit and bond-breaking suspicions. By the award-winning author of The Player.
Sharing an intersecting life in Columbia during the ongoing civil war, a prismatic group of characters forge unexpected common ground, providing a lens on the intensity of life in Columbia during the violent years of guerrilla insurgencies and corruption. A first novel.
A young woman with a rare and debilitating allergy to other humans is forced to venture out into the world after the death of her abandoning mother before forging an unusual bond with a struggling single dad. Book-club materials available online. By the award-winning author of Before I Go
Returning with his first collection of stories since being named a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Man Booker International Prize, a short story writer, novelist and essayist explores themes of violence and exile set in and around the Bosnian War. By the author of Shopping for a Better Country. Original.
Tormented by disturbingly real sightings of Rosa, his girlfriend who committed suicide, Jarlath Costello, after Rosa’s aunt gives him her diary, embarks on a frantic quest to finally make sense of the highly suspicious circumstances surrounding her death, which plunges him into a dark underworld that threatens his own life. Original. 100,000 first printing.
In 1988 Belfast, a man is killed with a crossbow in front of his own house, and uncovering who is responsible for the murder will take Detective Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on a high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. Original.
The return of his overbearing mother and other local dramas compel Bertie to consider moving away from Scotland Street, where newfound love, an estranged marriage and a high-profile guest render his grandmother's home a tempting alternative. Original.
"Olivier Bertin is at the height of his career as a painter. After making his name with his Cleopatra, he went on to establish himself as "the chosen painter of the Parisiennes, the most adroit and ingenious artist to reveal their grace, their figures, and their souls." And though his hair may be white, he remains a handsome, vigorous, and engaging bachelor, a prized guest at every table and salon.
Moving away from her oppressive parents in hopes of taking charge of her own life, Beth takes a job as a school music teacher and initially resists her attraction to a tattooed mechanic who is the epitome of everything her conservative parents fear. By the best-selling author of A Girl's Guide to Moving On.
A mid-level executive who has been taken hostage in Karachi interacts exclusively with a mysterious woman who confronts him about his murdered daughter before engaging him in a nightly storytelling ritual imagining how his life might have unfolded had the girl not been killed. A first novel.
An obsessive bibliophile and Holy Grail fanatic combs through centuries of history to uncover a long-lost secret about the medieval Barchester Cathedral library at the side of a young American charged with digitizing the library's manuscripts. By the New York Times best-selling author of The Bookman's Tale.
Hiding her role as the true leader of a small gang in South Central Los Angeles, Lola pretends to be the submissive girlfriend of the gang's purported boss while her intelligence and leadership are increasingly tested by high-stakes betrayals and escalating violence between rival drug cartels. A first novel.
A grieving little boy who had been cared for by his late grandmother during his mother's dysfunctional episodes becomes an at-risk youth in the New Jersey Pine Barrens home of an unsettlingly attentive adult who harbors dubious intentions.
After the loss of their loved ones in a fire, three survivors, Lydia Gruber, Jessica Holtz, and Liz Cannon, form a friendship and work together to keep a knitting and quilting business open, helping each other to deal with the tragedy and prepare for thefuture
Stumbling on the cold case of a murdered and forgotten runaway, Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint FBI-BCA violent crime force uncover the work of a serial killer who has been targeting young women drifters who were unlikely to be missed.
Brings together the origins of the author's popular Texan crime-fighting duo, showing once and for all how two angry young men became one heck of a bad-ass team, in a book that is part of the series that inspired the Sundance original TV series. By the best-selling author of Savage Season. Original. TV tie-in.
A tale inspired by the scandals, secrets and pulp fiction of H. P. Lovecraft and his literary circle follows the experiences of a psychiatrist whose husband goes missing during his obsessive investigation into the story of H. P. Lovecraft's unspoken relationship with a gay teen fan. By the award-winning author of Luminous Airplanes.
Two ambitious young musicians—one shy, the other a glamorous heir—are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the ghosts of a repressive past and the fallout of a scam involving one's claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is the long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.
"This canonical work of Polish reportage is a terse, unexpected human lesson born of an occupation-era love story. Based on a true story, the raw interplay of history and fictionalization spans the Warsaw Ghetto, the war-torn countryside, and the nightmare of Auschwitz. This is the book's first US publication. Hanna Krall was born in 1935 in Poland and survived the Holocaust by hiding in a cupboard. She has received numerous Polish and international awards, such as the Polish PEN Club Prize and the German Wurth Preis for European Literature 2012, and has been translated into seventeen languages"
Fleeing the Russian military at the height of the Hungarian Revolution, brothers Robert and Attila Beck grapple with incalculable losses while encountering mysterious fellow travelers in real and imagined journeys from a Parisian family townhouse. By the award-winning author of Gratitude. 35,000 first printing.
Wrongly targeted for her husband's shattering murder, Fran struggles with isolation and paranoia while their claustrophobic community is increasingly unraveled by dark secrets. By the author of The Crooked House.
A high school misfit who desperately wants to fit in, notices a strange, sinister-looking man stalking the most popular girl in the school, and develops a relationship with him despite her resolution to use him to become a hero. 100,000 first printing.
"Soon to be a movie starring Christopher Plummer, Lily James, and Jai Courtney, this "wonderfully satisfying, sophisticated novel" (Daily Telegraph) follows the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm, the young Nazi officer assigned to guard him, and the Jewish maid who unwittingly comes between them. It is 1940 and the exiled monarch Kaiser Wilhelm is living in his Dutch chateau, Huis Doorn.
Unable to re-acclimate after a traumatic service in Afghanistan, combat veteran Thad Broom becomes estranged from his haunted mother and finds support from a fellow drug-using friend before the murder of their drug dealer leaves them with a fortune in cash and drugs. By the author of Where All Light Tends to Go.
A conclusion to the best-selling trilogy that includes The Bone Tree finds a shattered Penn Cage shut out by his once-revered Southern doctor father, who is about to be tried for murder in the wake of revelations about a mixed-race child and KKK associations. 400,000 first printing.
Auditioning for the first-ever mission to Mars, three astronauts share experiences that push the boundary between the real and surreal while irrevocably changing their relationships and familial bonds.
Investigating a string of accidents in a North Carolina city, Hollis; her telepath partner, Reese; and their Special Crimes Unit team uncover the work of an evil, methodical killer. By the New York Times best-selling author of Fear the Dark.
Fleeing a traumatic upbringing and settling in the home of an unconventional British couple, a young American woman endures homelessness, addiction and under-the-table jobs before the death of one of her hosts links her to an act of terrorism. By the author of Be Safe I Love You.
Describes how the Russian author best known for The Master and Margarita got his inspiration to write his masterpiece while under investigation by the secret police in 1933 and his infatuation with an outspoken, idealistic and dangerous woman. Original.
A tale told from the perspective of Henry James' fictional typist finds her struggling to live up to the fame and challenges of the celebrated author before finding herself at the center of an intrigue that tests her character and loyalties. Discussion guide available online. By the award-winning author of Lost Ground.
In addition to worrying about his grandfather’s seemingly growing senility, River Cartwright and the agents of Slough House must figure out who set off a bomb in a busy shopping area in the latest addition to the series following Real Tigers.
A dying single mother reaches out to her oncology nurse and social worker for help protecting her troubled teen daughter, forging a unit that bonds the four women together and challenges them to confront their sharpest fears and secrets. By the best-selling author of The Things We Keep.
Establishing an excellent record as a missing-persons tracker who specializes in reuniting families to make amends for a loss in her own past, Celine searches for a presumed-dead photographer in Yellowstone only to be targeted by a shadowy figure who would keep the case unsolved. By the best-selling author of The Dog Stars.
A debut novel by an award-winning writer follows the darkly comic experiences of a precocious 12-year-old girl named Elvis who worries about her troubled family and tries to figure out her place in the world in the aftermath of her mother's accidental death. Original.
A U.S. release of an award-winning, controversial best-seller from South Korea follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.
The internationally best-selling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
Fleeing the scene after accidentally running down an African migrant whose widow makes an impossible demand for his silence, a neurosurgeon with a seemingly idyllic life resorts to extreme lengths to save his family and reputation. A first U.S. novel. 35,000 first printing.
An Israeli comedian a bit past his prime conveys with semi-questionable humor anecdotes from his violence-stricken youth during a night of standup, while a judge in the audience wrestles with his own part in the comedian's losses. By the author of To the End of the Land.
When an old school friend's wife is accused of murdering the man who had assaulted her, Jack Swyteck finds the case unexpectedly complicated, in a thriller based on true events. By the New York Times best-selling author of Gone Again. 40,000 first printing.
A young woman and her family are forced to move from their bustling Amish town to a new community to escape a threatening stalker who challenges her faith and makes her afraid to trust her growing feelings for a kindhearted neighbor. 25,000 first printing.
A debut entry in a new series set in the world of The Sword of Truth finds fan-favorite warrior woman Nicci leaving the stabilized kingdom of Richard and Kahlan to embark on new adventures, including a job keeping an unworldly prophet out of trouble. By the best-selling author of The Omen Machine.
Befriending a fearless newcomer who helps him work through the challenges of being frequently bullied, Robert works at his friend's side during a summer at his family's amusement park and uncovers harsh truths about personal secrets and revenge. Reading-group guide online. By the author of A Good American.
Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn't like coincidences, so when a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco—during which seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks—Frost looks for a connection that leads him to controversial psychiatrist Francesca Stein.
Providing a unique, highly illegal service giving new identities to at-risk individuals and relocating them across Europe, Nick, a man who spent years under an assumed name, prevents a murder attempt on a witness in hiding, triggering a chain of events that threatens everyone he protects. By the best-selling author of Safe House.
Returning to her family's Kansas estate in the hopes of discovering the fate of her missing cousin, Lane reconnects with a young man from her past and is confronted by dark family secrets that prompted her to flee years earlier. A first adult novel by the author of The Book of Ivy.
In the wake of the death of her infant brother in 18th-century Georgian London, 19-year-old Anne Jaccob is determined to marry a butcher's apprentice, no matter what her ailing mother and uncaring father think.
Protecting her husband, New York City judge William Lonergan, after an accident leaves him mentally impaired, Barbara, who doubles as his confidential secretary, must make a tough decision when a court officer looks into a decades-old courthouse murder, which causes the judge to be attacked.
Facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason, done with being agreeable, strikes a devil’s bargain with the most dangerous man she knows and soon they find salvation—and passion—in each other’s arms. By the USA Today best-selling author of Lady Be Good and Luck Be a Lady. Original.
When his cold and treacherous son, Cesare, grows out of control, Pope Alexander VI struggles to balance the demands of his thrice-married daughter and becomes a pawn in the schemes of her latest paramour before the family's increasing sovereignty compels Rome to send envoy spies to their Italian city-state region. By the author of Blood and Beauty.
Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, a latest Jack McColl British spy thriller finds him accepting a sabotage mission in German-influenced central Asia, while his suffragette journalist girlfriend risks her life to cover the revolution from a first-person perspective. By the author of One Man’s Flag.
Hired to find a young woman who ran away from home to become an actress in 1911, Chief Investigator Isaac Bell begins a manhunt that is complicated by the acts of a serial killer whose victims resemble the missing girl. By the authors of Gangster.
Recently appointed Covert Eyes team heads Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine tackle a dangerous first case when an artifact is stolen from Istanbul and they receive a warning that a series of fatal Gobi sandstorms are actually manmade phenomena.
As single, childless, partially employed 32-year-old Helen Moran searches her childhood home and attempts to uncover why her half-brother would kill himself, she will face her estranged family, her brother’s few friends and the overzealous grief counselor, Chad Lambo; and she may also discover what it truly means to be alive. A first novel.
In the author's interpretation of what happened after Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Huck joins the Pony Express, scouts for both sides in the Civil War, joins a bandit gang, locates an ill-fated pal in a Lakota tribe and finds himself in the Black Hills just ahead of the 1876 Gold Rush, in a book that sees the return of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Jim.
A sequel to The Childhood of Jesus finds young David enrolling in the Academy of Dance in Estrella, where he learns to call down numbers from the sky and makes troubling discoveries about the capabilities of grownups. By a Nobel Prize-winning author.
In a novel told through multiple narrators—including a homicidal actor, a dominatrix and Joseph Stalin’s daughter—the author traces the rise and fall of Jerzy Kosinski, a great enigma of post-WWII literature who, after winning major literary awards, is exposed as a ruthless social climber, sexual libertine and chronic liar who may have plagiarized his own works. Original.
A psychologist is unwittingly embroiled in two spectacular unsolved murders, three decades apart, when the foster brother convicted of killing their family years earlier is exonerated, making him question the testimony that led to the conviction. By the award-winning author of Among the Missing.
"A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world. Gripped by the tale of a Messiah whose blood we drink and body we eat, the genre-defying author Emmanuel Carrère revisits the story of the early Church inhis latest work. With an idiosyncratic and at times iconoclastic take on the charms and foibles of the Church fathers, Carrère ferries readers through his "doors" into the biblical narrative.
Sharing a hardy and resourceful life on a mid-20th-century island off the coast of Ireland, sisters Rose and Emer meet American newcomer Brigid, who has recently inherited a family estate on the island and would find a secret holy well rumored to grant miracles. By the award-winning author of The Mermaids Singing. Original. 25,000 first printing.
A tale inspired by true events from an isolated Iowa mining town in the 1970s traces the experiences of a handful of survivors after a disastrous fire and how they struggled to endure wrenching losses while rebuilding and pursuing dreams rendered harder by the tragedy.
When a high school acquaintance asks for help, and then is murdered, Philadelphia journalist Danny Ryan discovers that other members of their class have suffered the same fate after receiving threatening text messages and must put together memories from one fateful party all those years ago to catch a killer. By the author of The 8th Circle. 12,000 first printing.
A nurse by day, but a fallen woman and a spy by night, Imogen Pritchard is thrown back together with the Duke of Trenwyth, the man who seduced her on the job years ago, and is forced to play a dangerous game for both her heart—and her life. Original.
A scarred Vietnam veteran and successful businessman reflects on his teen years as a social outcast and friend to a popular youth during a summer camp reunion marked by selflessness and an unthinkable event involving his friend's family members. By the award-winning author of Shotgun Lovesongs.
Imprisoned on an island off the coast of Norway, Police Inspector Odd Singsaker wakes up with a gun in his hand next to a dead body and tries to reconstruct what happened and how it may be related to his estranged wife, a corrupt Oslo cop, a drug-stealing college student and a hit man. By the author of Where Monsters Dwell. A #1 international best-seller.
Rescuing his daughters from the violent Cates family, game warden Joe Pickett realizes that his new adversaries have plotted revenge against his entire family before teaming up with his friend, Nate, to take defensive steps. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Off the Grid.
World War II arrives at the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate and MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with investigating at the same time one of the daughters takes a secret job at Bletchley Park.
A prize-winning novel from Australia follows the haunting tale of three sisters and their friend, who confront Faustian bargains while coming of age on the outskirts of their parents' glamorous bohemian lifestyle. 50,000 first printing.
Embarking on her freshman year at Harvard in the early tech days of the 1990s, a young artist and daughter of Turkish immigrants begins a correspondence with an older mathematics student from Hungary while struggling with her changing sense of self, first love and a daunting career prospect.
Hiding the truth about her unhappiness and struggles with anxiety from everyone including her family, best friend and therapist, an alcoholic designer joins her loved ones in a reevaluation of family strength in the wake of a newborn's heartbreaking ailment. By the best-selling author of The Middlesteins. 30,000 first printing.
A first novel by a rising Nigerian author, lightly informed by the life of music superstar Fela Kuti, follows the experiences of musician Taduno, who returns from exile to his homeland only to discover that he has been forgotten and his girlfriend has been abducted by government agents.
A coming-of-age novel inspired by Hollywood icon Ingrid Bergman describes how the daughter of a PR executive helps make Berman a star in the face of the illegitimate child the actress has with Robert Rossellini, the heated era of McCarthyism and family secrets that challenge her father's health.
Five interconnected tales exploring the contradictory power of love follow the romantic endeavors of Paul, who experiences consuming passion for a girl he meets repeatedly through the years while enduring a spectrum of hopes, denials, fears and regrets. By the author of Call Me By Your Name.