Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where she becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. She is the sole provider for her mother and her severely disabled sister. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished.
Heiress Mae Malveaux strikes a deal with Valiant Jackson where the reward for seducing her young, virginal cousin, Cecily, would be a night in her own bedroom, in a reimagining of the classic French novel Dangerous Liaisons set in 1947 Harlem.
A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early 20th-century Catholic Brooklyn.
Set in the South during the Great Depression, The Twelve-Mile Straight takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes — race, heredity, inequality, shame — in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence.
In this delightful return the bygone world of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, staunch Mole, sociable Water Rat, severe Badger, and troublesome and ebullient Toad of Toad Hall are joined by a young mole lady, Beryl, and her dear friend, Rabbit.
Fleeing Ireland for New York City after stealing a small fortune from the IRA, three brothers immerse themselves in the cultural and political tensions of 1939, only to find their lives falling apart when they are tracked down by a hired assassin.
When Lady Ingram, the wife of her benefactor, asks for her help tracking down a missing former love, Charlotte Holmes, a brilliant Victorian-era detective operating under a male alias, is shocked to learn that the man in question is her own illegitimate half-brother, Myron Finch.
After years of committed service, Captain William "Bump" Quinn has finally taken the helm of the pirate ship Scarlet Night. But when rough waters send the Night off course, William winds up shipwrecked and alone on enemy shores — and prisoner to China's most powerful pirate queen, Jian Jun.
After years apart, old friends Lady Kate Whelan and Evan Rhys reunite at a horse race. They've been masking their feelings for each other for years, but when Evan must protect Kate from her late husband's secrets, he may not be able to resist her any longer.
When a mysterious man shows up at the countinghouse in 1746 New York with an order for a huge sum of money, the local colonial merchants can't decide if they should trust him, befriend him, arrest him or seduce him.