When Jane Levitsky, an expert in the field of nineteenth-century Russian literature, stumbles upon evidence that Masha Karkova, the wife of novelist Grigory Karkov, may have been more than a muse to her famed husband, she has no idea that her discovery will set in motion a chain of events that could unravel her own marriage and career. Reader's Guide available.
Caring for her ill husband and son in 1953 San Francisco, dutiful housewife Pearlie questions everything she has ever believed about her husband after the appearance of a stranger who mysteriously offers her a considerable sum of money.
In 1946, writer Juliet Ashton finds inspiration for her next book in her correspondence with a native of Guernsey, who tells her about the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club born as an alibi during German occupation.
In The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes the reader to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near seven hills.—From amazon.com.
Turkish teen Asya is coming of age under the wing of her tattoo-parlor owner mother and her three aunts, befriending a cousin from America, and discovering a secret that links her family to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres.
With his personal life in turmoil, irascible Dublin pathologist Quirke gets in over his head once again when an old acquaintance asks him to investigate the apparent suicide of his young wife, Deirdre Hunt, and Quirke uncovers some dangerous secrets that had been better off hidden and that pose a grave danger to his loved ones. By the author of Christine Falls. 100,000 first printing.
In the 1960s on the eve of the Cultural Revolution, Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen undertakes a spiritual journey into the world of the nomadic Mongols, a dying culture that honors the endangered Mongolian wolf and follows a philosophy about maintaining a balance with nature.
Young double agent John Stocking searches for clues about his mysterious birth while outmaneuvering both the British and George Washington, and finds himself falling in love with Manhattan's most coveted harlot.
A second volume in the author's series of novels chronicling the life of Christ begins prior to his baptism in the Jordan River and concludes with the miracle at Cana, as he leaves his everyday life in Nazareth to confront his destiny, the Devil's temptations, and the call to be Israel's liberator from Roman occupation. 500,000 first printing.
In the winter of 1917, with many of his regular hands off fighting in World War I, George Bliss hires young Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer, to help gentle wild horses, and as she demonstrates her unique talent for dealing with damaged horses, gentles a horse for a dying man's son, and clashes with an abusive hired hand, she finds a sense of family and belonging.