In a novel where the setting moves from the sugar plantations of Saint-Domingue to the lavish parlors of New Orleans at the turn of the nineteenth century, an African slave and concubine is determined to claim her own destiny against impossible odds.
Fifty years after an unconventional reporter of genteel origins becomes a single mother, present-day London painter Elina navigates the first weeks of motherhood upon surviving a dangerous labor and learns that her life is disconcertingly linked to the woman from the past.
A tale based on the life of novelist Pearl S. Buck follows her as she grows up in late-nineteenth-century China; befriends Willow, a Chinese peasant girl; and with Willow shares life's joys and sorrows, despite the Communist revolution.
The stories of a Cape Cod postmistress and an American radio reporter stationed in London collide on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, a meeting shaped by a broken promise to deliver a letter.
Powerful and brilliant consul Marcus Cicero has been elected by the people of Rome, but still faces political opposition from the heads of the patricians and populists, as he suspects that a rising senator, Julius Caesar, is behind a plot to assassinate him.
After career soldier Hal Treherne is transferred to the British colony of Cyprus, his wife, Clara, and two daughters follow, but Clara becomes fearful of her increasingly distant husband and the atrocities that take him further from her. By the award-winning author of The Outcast. 25,000 first printing.
Divorcâee Lavender attempts to flee World War II London and organize an amateur orchestra that includes a talented Polish refugee who rekindles long-buried feelings.
Ralph Truitt, a wealthy businessman with a troubled past who lives in a remote nineteenth-century Wisconsin town, has advertised for a reliable wife; and his ad is answered by Catherine Land, a woman who makes every effort to hide her own dark secrets.
Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, Military Intelligence MPs, investigate the identity of a dead soldier after a Korean fortune teller reports being "bothered" by a dead American soldier who wants his bones found and buried.