Fiction - General
by Jan Ellison
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE • With the emotional complexity of Everything I Never Told You and the psychological suspense of The Girl on the Train, O. Henry Prize winner Jan Ellison delivers a brilliantly paced, beautifully written debut novel about one woman’s reckoning with a youthful mistake.
With the brilliant pacing and emotional precision that won Jan Ellison an O. Henry Prize for her first published story, A Small Indiscretion announces a major new voice in suspense fiction as it unfolds a story of denial, obsession, love, forgiveness -- and one woman's reckoning with her own fateful mistakes.
From New York Times bestselling author Anna Godbersen comes a whip-smart re-imagining of the life of Marilyn Monroe, set in a world of silver screen glamour and political intrigue. Part biography, part love story and part thriller, The Blonde is a vivid tableau of American celebrity, sex, love, violence, power, and paranoia.
Spanning centuries and continents, Mamet uses war and its players to explore, among other themes, redemption and forgiveness as they unfold in the context of conflict in the form of three novellas. Finely wrought, Mamet eloquently depicts the psychological brutality conflict raises in the landscape of the mind.
Welcome to Hope Street, where literary ghosts give advice to the living, hot chocolate contains magical properties and hope is something you can hold in your hands. Discover a mysterious house where women come to hide their secrets, heal their broken hearts and risk everything to change their lives forever…
A fresh, funny, and wisely observed debut novel about marriage - about the love, longing and ambivalence exposed when a husband takes the baby on a highly unusual outing. Told through alternating points of view, The Sunshine When She's Gone explores the life-changing impact of parenthood on a couple as individuals and as partners.
In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdom's mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. In this tale - her autobiography - Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.
A moving and timely novel about human trafficking—from the author of the acclaimed debut Lipstick in Afganistan. A highly emotional and powerful story, The Bracelet expertly navigates readers through the rich and complex Middle Eastern cultural landscape and is an absorbing and satisfying read.
Sean Doran has spent twenty years as a nurse in Third World war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing what he'd always felt was his life's mission. But when burnout sets in, Sean is reluctantly drawn home to Belham, Massachusetts, the setting of Fay's bestselling first novel, SHELTER ME. There he discovers that his steely aunt, dramatic sister and quirky nephew are having a little natural disaster of their own and that the bonds of love and loyalty might just rewrite what he once thought he knew about his purpose in life.
Annie Adams thinks she has it all. Her longtime boyfriend, Nick, is on the verge of becoming a successful film director, her travel column is nationally syndicated, and they've got a great dog. Her life finally feels like it is falling into place. Until, out of nowhere, Nick announces that he's reconnected with a woman from his past and he's moving out.
An astute chronicler of everything that makes us human, Beth Gutcheon delivers her most powerful and emotionally devastating novel to date. Gossip is a tale of intimacy and betrayal, trust and fidelity, friendship, competition, and motherhood that explores the myriad ways we use and abuse "information" about others -- be it true, false, or imagined -- to sustain, and occasionally destroy, one another.
Anna, a fiery tomboy, disguised as a boy, was sold to shepherds and captured by a secret society of women. She wants to escape but then finds that the sisterhood's teachings and healing abilities, wrapped in an ancient philosophy they call "The Way," have unleashed an unexpected power within her. Danger befalls on them and Anna embarks on a hazardous mission to preserve the wisdom of her mentors by proclaiming it among ordinary people. A compelling mix of history, myth, and fantasy, The Way is a fascinating exploration of the foundations and possibilities of human spirituality.