Adapted from the author's "Children Stories Made Horrific" series, a collection of darkly whimsical stories based on classic fairy tales updates familiar favorites with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity and feminist mischief. By the best-selling author of Texts from Jane Eyre. Original.
"A multi-generational story of fathers and sons during the second half of the twentieth century in England"—
Learning that a painting that was stolen from his family during World War II has been found, Hungarian native Matt Santos is challenged to repair complicated relationships, uncover important family history and restore his own connection to Judaism in order to recover the artwork. By the author of Harry, Revised.
The 12-year-old daughter of a refugee family forced to flee their home in the aftermath of the 1947 separation of Pakistan and India embarks on a treacherous journey that she records in a series of letters written to her late mother.
When he is asked to extricate the Earl of St. Maur's daughter, Lady Juliana, from the orphanage she runs, Major Neil Wraxall, the illegitimate son of a nobleman, thinks it will be easy — until passion and danger enter the picture.
To avoid her bridezilla best friend, bridesmaid Jane Denning agrees to babysit the groom's troublemaker brother before the wedding, which is no easy task since he's a sarcastic former soldier who is 100% hot — and 100% off-limits.
Learning that he does not have long to live and will need to figure out how to provide for his developmentally disabled adult son, a widower signs up as a census taker for a mysterious government bureau and leaves town with his son on a cross-country journey.
Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel "Big Angel" De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore.
The story that's been hailed as China's answer to The Lord of the Rings. It's 1200 A.D.: The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Guo Jing, son of a murdered Song patriot, grew up with Genghis Khan's army. Guided by The Seven Heroes of the South, Guo Jing must return to China to fulfil his destiny. But in a divided land riven by war and betrayal, his courage and his loyalties will be tested at every turn.
"A big shouldered, big trouble thriller set in mobbed up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of THE UNTOUCHABLES and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS"—