Preparing to fight China's nineteenth-century Opium Wars, a motley assortment of sailors and passengers, including a bankrupt rajah, a widowed tribeswoman, and a free-spirited French orphan, comes to experience family-like ties that eventually span continents, races, and generations.
Chronicles the families of three siblings who survived a shipwreck off the Virgin Islands in 1916 and raised three generations on the islands, adapting to the unique language, rhythm, and magic of island life over sixty years.
On a historic estate that once housed an artist's colony, the husband and wife living there make a discovery that leads them into a thrilling journey into the past. The more that they investigate, the more the secrets of the house and the people who lived there are revealed.
Kezia struggles to keep her ordered life from unraveling after her husband enlists to fight for his country, while Thea — her best friend, sister-in-law and suffragette — is drawn reluctantly to the battlefield.
David Warburg, the new director of the U.S. War Refugee Board, arrives in Rome at war's end and is determined to bring aid to the destitute European Jews. However, he becomes disillusioned when he discovers the Vatican ratline, an escape route maintained by church offices for Nazi war criminals.
Brought into being by the lamentations of three Caribbean slave women, a powerful deity begins a desperate search to discover herself and inhabits the minds of such women as a the seductive mistress of nineteenth-century poet Charles Baudelaire and a Nubian prostitute on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 300 A.D.