A richly textured historical novel chronicles the life and times of St. Paul, the Roman Jewish citizen who transformed the history of the Western world, following the man, the scholar, the adventurer, the prosecutor for the Jewish high court, the orator, and the writer who brought Christianity to a pagan world. 30,000 first printing.
Embracing the conservative and discriminatory belief systems of her Southern hometown, Tab witnesses profound changes in the attitudes of her friends and family throughout the course of a 1960s gubernatorial campaign, which is marked by the establishment of a voting school for church members. By the author of Out of the Night That Covers Me.
Making a pact to stay together after the suicide of their mother, Junan and her sister, Yinan, find their vow challenged when Junan is separated from her husband by the Japanese invasion of China and decides to send Yinan after him to the wartime capital. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
While dealing with death and destruction for the first time, Malao, the youngest of the Five Ancestors and the master of the monkey fighting style, is adopted by a troop of monkeys led by a one-eyed albino and hears rumors of a mysterious recluse called the Monkey King who looks and acts like him.
In a story inspired by the father character in Little Women and drawn from the journals and letters of Louisa May Alcott's father Bronson, a man leaves behind his family to serve in the Civil War and finds his marriage and beliefs profoundly challenged by his experiences. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Young Anna Frith, a vicar's maid, is faced with the loss of her family, the disintegration of her local community, and a passionate, illicit love as she and her village confront the horrors of the plague, in a historical novel based on real-life events in seventeenth-century England. A first novel. Reprint.
Having stowed away on famed explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, before it set sail for the Antarctic, eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow's exciting journey becomes a life-and-death experience after the ship is sank by the crushing force of the ice and the surviving crew is forced to use all their combined wit, skill, and courage to stay alive.
With the knights of England headed to the Holy Land to fight King Richard's Crusade, Will and his trusty stead, Hosanna, leave behind Ellie to fight, but only time will tell if Will has what it takes to become a brave and noble knight.
Left destitute following her mother's death, a teenage Anne Bonny exchanges her petticoats and heads for the Bahamas, masquerading as a man named Bonn to take a job as a sailor under the command of Calico Jack Rackham, a notorious pirate, in a lyrical fictional portrait of the legendary exploits of the eighteenth-century, Irish-born woman pirate. Reader's Guide included. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Hoping to build new lives for herself and her troubled young daughter, Dinah, Tessie, a young widow, returns to Florida and to the place where she and her late husband had spent their honeymoon, building an all-new family from the people living at the crossroads, the designated rest stop for the passenger train connecting New York with Miami.
In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief uses the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.