A sweeping generational story, set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, follows fathers and daughters, mother and son, and master and slave as they search for redemption during a time of war, servitude, and love.
A quiet academic living in Istanbul receives a message from a mysterious organization telling him that he's a descendant of the last Byzantine emperor, and posing a series of tests to determine whether he's a worthy successor. Translated by Clifford Endres and Selhan Endres.
Haunted by the death of his wife while attending to injured soldiers at a World War II Japanese POW camp, surgeon Dorrigo Evans receives a letter that shapes the subsequent decades of his life in Australia.
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.