Condemned by sixteenth-century demands for lucrative dowries in order to marry, young Serafina is ripped from an illicit love affair and confined in an Italian convent, a situation against which she passionately rebels and reminds the convent's doctor of her own unhappy early years.
In the height of enemy bombing during World War II, a series of human dramas unfolds as the BBC transforms its concert hall into a dormitory for men and women, conflict erupts between two departmental directors, and sixteen-year-old Annie falls hopelessly in love. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Inspired by a suffragist ancestor who starved herself to promote the integration of Cambridge University, Evie refuses to marry and Dorothy defies a ban on photographing the bodies of her dead Iraq War soldier sons, a choice that embarrasses Dorothy's daughters.
Limited and persecuted by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Miss., three women — an African-American maid, her sassy and chronically unemployed friend (also a maid) and a recently graduated white woman — team up for a clandestine project.
After financier and arms dealer John Stone dies falling out of a window at his London home, a quest begins to uncover the truth behind his death, played out against the backdrop of high-stakes international finance and the start of the twentieth century's arms race.
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.
Hiding his past as a Nazi officer while living the life of an entrepreneur and family man in northern France, Dr. Max Aue remembers horrifying graphic acts of violence he committed during World War II, including contributions to the Battle of Stalingrad and the final days of the Nazi regime in Berlin.
Struggling for survival in a Washington frontier community after buying their freedom, Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, operate a tailor shop and laundry while battling with their former owner, assisting escaped slaves, and preparing for imminent war. By the author of River, Cross My Heart.
When artifacts from Japanese families sent to World War II internment camps are uncovered during renovations at Seattle's Panama Hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a personal quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment, and of Keiko, a Japanese girl whose love transcended cultures and generations.