A woman in mid-20th-century rural North Carolina, determined to live on her own terms in spite of community gossip, finds unexpected support from a veteran fixer who struggles with an inability to correct his own troubled past.
Inheriting her grandmother's restaurant in a crumbling San Francisco Chinatown neighborhood, Natalie Tan is advised by the local seer to prepare three recipes from her grandmother's cookbook to help their struggling community.
When singer Daisy Jones meets Billy Dunne of the band The Six, the two rising 70s rock-and-roll artists are catapulted into stardom when a producer puts them together, a decision that is complicated by a pregnancy and the seductions of fame.
Constantly compared to her white middle-class peers, a young Jamaican-British woman in London makes a series of questionable decisions in the aftermath of a messy breakup before challenging herself to figure out who she wants to be
A smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places--and be true to themselves--in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history--and herstory--as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives.
Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird.
A poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.
Inheriting the ruins of a Barbados sugar plantation, a young woman from Victorian Bristol is seduced by the region's dark tropical beauty at the same time her new neighbors take steps to acquire the property for themselves.
When Patsy finally gets a U.S. travel visa, she is so sure that she is not a good mother she leaves her young daughter, Tru, behind in Jamaica. There's something pulling Patsy. The promise of reunion with her best friend turned lover, Cicely, who left Jamaica a decade ago. But things quickly fall apart when Patsy arrives in Brooklyn to a less-welcoming situation than Cicely suggested in her letters.
The moment Lucy met her husband's mother, she knew she wasn't the wife Diana had envisioned for her son. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead. A suicide note found. But the autopsy finds traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed to disinherit her children? And what does it mean that Lucy isn't exactly sad she's gone?
Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her sister Ami is an eternal champion... she even managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a slew of contests. Unfortunately for Olive, the only thing worse than constant bad luck is having to spend the wedding day with the best man (and her nemesis), Ethan Thomas.
Taking over her family's failing taxidermy shop in the wake of her father's suicide, a grief-stricken woman pursues less-than-legal ways of generating income while struggling to figure out her place among her eccentric loved ones.
With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage--its intricacies, comforts, and complications.
Faye's best Holmes tales, including two new works, are brought together in a stunning collection that spans Holmes's career, from self-taught young upstart to publicly lauded detective, both before and after his faked death over a Swiss waterfall in 1894.
In her classic style, Tyler follows a woman, Willa Drake, through various formative stages of her life. She relates how Willa’s views of the world change as she ages - but also how the world itself has changed. Poignant and relatable. - Sue
A journalist, after a chance encounter with an obscure vintage made near Jerusalem, embarks on a journey around the world to discover the multicultural roots of wine and encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.
Loveday Cardew is an introvert bookworm working in a secondhand bookshop. A secretly heartbroken woman who prefers books to people, she finds her world upended by the arrivals of a poet, a lover and three suspicious deliveries that reveal that someone has found out about her mysterious past. Readers who want to get lost in a world of literature, love, and companionship in a story about breaking out of the past to create a new life will fall in love with this book. Truly a book for book lovers.
When his wife dies, Harry Crane leaves his old life behind and takes up residence in the woods behind a single mother house. She and her daughter have suffered a tragedy of their own and Harry reluctantly agrees to help the little girl in a scheme to escape his past, which just might change his life.
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling science-fiction masterpiece now in graphic novel format. Dana, a black woman, finds herself repeatedly transported to the antebellum South, where she must make sure that the plantation owner's son, survives to father Dana's ancestor.
CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast's popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou--as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow
When Coulter quit drinking, she started noticing things. Like when you give up a debilitating habit, it leaves a space, one that can't easily be filled. Her debut collection reveals a portrait of a life in transition, by turns hilarious and heartrending. It will make you laugh at and think critically about the booze-soaked world we live in. Perfect for fans of Sloane Crosley, David Sedaris and Cheryl Strayed.
A minor traffic accident becomes a catalyst for an unexpected bond among a human rights scholar, his Chilean lecturer tenant and an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who explore firsthand the difficulties of immigrants and refugees in today's world.
Rediscover a lost Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams (author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
In it, the Fourth Doctor and his companion Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic dance with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen from gaining the key to escaping their prison and raining fiery retribution on the cosmos.
Jack Sheppard and Edgeworth Bess were the most notorious thieves, jailbreakers, and lovers of eighteenth-century London. Yet no one knows the true story; their confessions have never been found. Until now. A scholar named Dr. Voth discovers a long-lost manuscript--a gender-defying exposé of Jack and Bess's adventures, but is it an authentic autobiography or a hoax?
The popular actress shares funny, insightful, and profound stories. View a portrait of Drew's life as she looks at the heartfelt memories from her past and present, ranging from her emancipation in her mid-teens, to the unique farewell she shared with her father, and her experiences as a mother.
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, Celestial takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned.
When the body of a college friend is discovered 20 years after her disappearance, Judith Carrigan, the only witness who can testify to the innocence of the chief suspect, is forced to confront secrets from her past that compromise the healthy life she has built for her family. This atmospheric thriller weaves back and forth between 1980 and today, and explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love.
When high school student Hana stands in for her sister at an arranged marriage meeting with Takane, the heir to a business fortune, it is an unexpected pairing of opposites who can't help trying to outwit each other every chance they get.
An edge-of-your-seat thriller set in upstate New York about an eerie sequence of seemingly unrelated events that leaves five cheerleaders dead. One of the surviving sisters discovers that it may not have been an accident, but something more sinister…
The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
After accepting the post of royal tutor at the court of the king of Granzreich, Heine Wittgenstein must deal with four mischievous and rebellious princes, each with a distinct personality. Does their diminutive new instructor have what it takes to lay down some learning? It's a comedy of educational proportions!
Nick thinks her sister Dara is just playing around when she disappears on her birthday. But when nine-year-old Madeline Snow disappears shortly after, Nick thinks there might be a connection in this compelling novel of intrigue, loss, and suspicion.
Prince Sebastian’s secret weapon is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes he wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness. How long can she defer her dreams to protect a prince?
When popular Lizzie Lovett goes missing, seventeen-year-old Hawthorne, a lonely misfit, finds herself becoming obsessed with solving the mystery. She’s convinced Lizzie will turn up at any moment – which means the time for speculation is now. Told with a unique voice that’s both hilarious and heart-wrenching, Hawthorn’s quest for proof of her theory may uncover the greatest truth is within herself.
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident
Mei tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, and she is dating a Japanese boy.
Don't water the lawn, don't fill up your pool, don't take long showers. Then, the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa's quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water.
This science fiction/fantasy mash-up -- set on a plague-ravaged future Earth -- retells the stories of four oppressed, but empowered, fairy tale heroines. New characters are woven into each book creating a separate but layered story connected to Cinder, a cyborg version of Cinderella. The stakes are high as each heroine fights for a happy, and romantic, ever after.
Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.
Pink is for boys . . . and girls . . . and everyone! This timely and beautiful picture book rethinks and reframes the stereotypical blue/pink gender binary and empowers kids-and their grown-ups-to express themselves in every color of the rainbow.
Olive "clicks" with everyone in the fifth grade - until one day she doesn't. When a school variety show leaves Olive stranded without an act to join, she begins to panic, wondering why all her friends have already formed their own groups without her.
Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word.
For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background?