Seventeen-year-old Lacey Burke responds to the failure of her school's abstinence-only sexual education curriculum by handing out advice and contraceptives in the girls' bathroom, even as her own life gets complicated.
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan finds a practical-minded teacher from a family of sisters evaluating her resolve never to marry after encountering a brusque but compelling man during a series of lavish wedding parties.
Leaving a thriving medical practice in Paris to raise pigs in Israel, a Jewish cardiologist disconnects himself from modern technology, forcing his gay playwright son, heartbroken daughter and cancer-stricken wife to correspond strictly through written letters.
From the author of the short story that went viral, "Cat Person," comes a collection of short stories that includes the popular tale, as well as others that explore the complex—and often darkly funny — connections between gender, sex and power across genres.
A work of daring invention about young life in Greenland. Niviaq Korneliussen brilliantly weaves together the coming of age of five young people in the capital city, Nuuk. In a collection of blurry nights and bleary mornings after, Korneliussen creates a Greenlandic literature unlike any we have known before — young, urbane, stream-of-consciousness, studded with textspeak and delirious with nightlife.
Spending her father's vacations at an Iron Age reenactment anthropology field site that requires participants to use period tools and knowledge to survive, Silvie begins to envision her own future before a spiritual ritual involving human sacrifice raises disturbing questions.
Raised on an isolated island where they are ritualistically taught to fear men, three sisters engage in a psychologically and sexually charged game of cat-and-mouse with three strangers who wash ashore during a blistering summer week. A first novel.
Jack's quest to find answers for those who are haunted by the past leads him deeper into the shadows. The more cases Jack solves, the closer he slips into the darkness. His only solace is Winter Meadows, a meditation therapist. After particularly grisly cases, Winter can lead Jack back to peace. But as long as bad guy Quinton Zane is alive, Jack will not be at peace for long.
A Chinese teenager watches in amazement as all his neighbors, instead of preparing for bed, walk around in a dream state acting out the desires they've suppressed while they were awake, and vows to save his village before sunrise.
Becoming a governess to escape her family, Abigail Linton encounters the man who betrayed her years earlier — the Duke of Rothwell — and discovers that a misunderstanding has kept them separated all these years but could bring them back together again.
Nashville songwriter Louie Francis is ready for another life and she's going to make it happen. Record company employee Heather King dreams of starting her own label. When they meet at the Bluebird Café, sparks fly. But Heather knows what being an out lesbian in Nashville would do to her career — and Louie isn't willing to be anything other than exactly who she is. Thrust together to work with country royalty, they must figure out how to be Music City dreamers without losing themselves and, ultimately, each other.
A first English-language collection of stories by the Man Booker International Prize-finalist author of Fever Dream incorporates themes of high suspense, psychological tension, unearthly restlessness and distortions in reality.
Amsterdam has the amenities and, to a certain extent, the feel of a major world city, but one of its most attractive features is its relatively small size. Crime is low, and it's easy to get around by bike or canal.
Like any other metropolis, though, Amsterdam also has its dark side, its shadowy corners — in other words, there is also an Amsterdam noir
In 1989, Jodi McCarty is 17 years old when she's sentenced to life in prison. When she's released 18 years later, she finds herself at a Greyhound bus stop, reeling from the shock of unexpected freedom but determined to chart a better course for herself. Not yet able to return to her lost home in the Appalachian Mountains, she heads south in search of someone she left behind, as a way of finally making amends.
The eldest of three sisters in a land where being the eldest is considered a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice — until a witch turns her into an old woman, and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
This is the way the world ends for the last time ...
A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.
This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.