A personalized recommendation consultant observes how her work and the experiences of those around her, including her perpetually malcontented teen son, reflect respective beliefs about happiness. A first adult novel by the author of The Space Between Trees.
The devastated mother of two young girls who have gone missing hires enigmatic bounty hunter Alice Vega. Vega is rebuffed by the overextended local police and partners with disgraced former cop, Max Caplan on a case involving a dangerous web of lies, false leads and complex relationships.
A Japanese woman who has been working at a convenience store for 18 years, much to the disappointment of her family, finds friendship with an alienated, cynical and bitter young man who becomes her coworker.
A grieving musician is attacked in his Mediterranean villa by an intruder that seems neither human nor animal and sets the townspeople abuzz with nearly-forgotten tales of an ancient race of people who legend says lived in the surrounding forest.
A novel that grapples with the complex history and identity of Native Americans follows 12 characters, each of whom has private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.
Mary Shelley's chilling portrait of a scientist obsessed with creating life (whose eventual success comes at too great a cost) was among the first works of science fiction ever produced. Its potent allegorical power, compelling ethical and philosophical themes, and its sheer creepiness have ensured it remains one of the most enduring and influential as well.
The critically acclaimed author of Sea of Rust reimagines demons, zombies and other fantastical monsters in a collection that includes the pieces, "The Soul Thief's Son," "Hell Creek" and "The Town that Wasn't Anymore."
To uncover the identity of the beautiful, yet mysterious subject of the Siren collection, prim and proper Art Professor Brenna Anderson is forced to team up with her enemy who unexpectedly opens her up to a whole new world of art, culture, passion and love.
Once upon a time, circus artist Trix Lane was the best around. Her spark vanished with her confidence, though, and reclaiming either has proved ... difficult.
Leo Magasiva: disgraced wizard of special effects. He of the beautiful voice and impressive beard. Complete jerk and — in an unexpected twist — an enragingly good kisser. They've barely been able to spend two minutes together for years, and now he can't get enough of her.
The award-winning author of The Mistress' Daughter explores the disparity between who we are and who we want to be in a collection of stories that includes the tales "A Prize for Every Player," "Hello Everybody" and "She Got Away."
"New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself. An exhilarating page turner and perceptivecoming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? is a novel that introduces an original, wry and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century"—