New Arrivals - Fiction
After an accident, renowned translator Hanne Schubert loses the ability to speak her native language. Speaking only Japanese, she leaves for Japan where she is forced to reexamine her life, including her estranged relationship with her daughter, after a Japanese novelist accuses her of sabotaging his work.
Sharing a long-time best friendship with a married sex addict, Charlie, a mild-mannered children's book author and faithful husband, tentatively asks his friend to introduce him to a more exciting life and triggers a profound sequence of events.
Lady Serena Carlow's eccentric father has left her guardianship to the Marquis of Rotherham, who has complete control over her. She is displeased to say the least, but when she spends time with the Marquis, she can't help but wonder if her feelings are those of sheer aggravation or if they are of a more tender nature.
Hope Tantry and her friends, Anna Page and Julie, discover astonishing secrets about Hope's identity while perusing coded journals, puzzle boxes, and other artifacts in a Lake District cabin Hope's mother used as a literary retreat.
Fantastically funny, fresh and utterly relatable, Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty-something friends?Pia, Angie, Julia, Coco and Madeleine?sharing a brownstone in hip, downtown Brooklyn, and discovering the ups and downs and ins and outs of their ?semi-adult? lives.
Sleeping on the couch for a decade after her husband's hoarding gets out of control, unfulfilled university employee Paula rescues a dying man's beloved dog and embarks on a life-changing journey that compels a new vocation at a wildlife rehabilitation center.
When Issy Randal is laid off from her desk job, she decides to open up her own little cafe. But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster.
A famous reclusive writer and his three sons find their bond tested by the weight of long-held secrets and a cumbersome legacy shaped by boarding school, Hollywood, and the elite circles of the publishing world.
"James Kelman, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of How Late It Was, How Late, tells the story of Helen--a sister, a mother, a daughter--a very ordinary young woman. Her boyfriend said she was quirky but she is much more than that. Trust, love, relationships; parents, children, lovers; death, wealth, home: these are the ordinary parts of the everyday that become extraordinary when you think of them as Helen does, each waking hour. Mo Said She Was Quirky begins on Helen's way home from work, with the strangest of moments when a skinny, down-at-heel man crosses the road in front of her and appears to be her lost brother. What follows is an inspired and absorbing story of twenty-four hours in the life of a young woman"-- Provided by publisher.
Historical reimaginings are cleverly intertwined with contemporary stories to reveal startling truths about human nature across the centuries in this stunning debut collection that brings to life ancient cities and fallen empires.
Journalist Gemma Hendricks is sure that scoring an interview with Colin Firth will save her lagging career and rocky marriage. Yet with her bittersweet secret, a heart-tugging local story about women, family ties, love, and loss, captures her heart and changes everything. The story concerns Bea Crane, a floundering twenty-two-year old who learns in a deathbed confession letter that she was adopted at birth. Bea is in Boothbay Harbor to surreptitiously observe her biological mother, Veronica Russo, something of a legend in town, who Bea might not be ready to meet, after all. Veronica, a thirty-eight-year-old diner waitress famous for her "healing" pies, has come home to Maine to face her past. But when she's hired as an extra on the bustling movie set, she wonders if she hiding from the truth and perhaps the opportunity of a real life Mr. Darcy. These three women will discover more than they ever imagined in this coastal Maine town, buzzing with hopes of Colin Firth. Even the conjecture of his arrival inspires daydreams, amplifies complicated lives, and gives incentive to find their own romantic endings.
Traces the journey of Yohan, who defects from his country at the end of the Korean War, leaving his friends and family behind to seek a new life in Brazil. Throughout his years there, four people slip in and out of his life: Kiyoshi, the Japanese tailor for whom he works; Peixe, the groundskeeper at the town church; and two vagrant children named Santi and Bia. Yohan longs to connect with these people but to do so he must let go of his traumatic past.
Living in a tiny 1950s Carpathian mountains village isolated from the communism of Eastern Europe, Pavel Botev attends a school taught by an exiled alcoholic who quietly orders him to kill the new Party Secretary, an event that changes the course of the boy's life.
Tracks a woman's journey from the horrors of Charles Taylor's Liberia to abject poverty and self-exile on a Greek island, where she must grapple with a haunted past and find a way back into human society.
After his ill-fated pursuit of the American dream, Bob Dubois finds employment on a fishing boat off the Florida Keys where he becomes involved in a plot to smuggle two Haitians into Florida.
A mother must make a choice between her husband and her son.
Cecilia Fitzpatrick has achieved it all: she's an incredibly successful businesswoman, a pillar of her small community, and a devoted wife and mother. Her life is as ordinary and spotless as her home. But a letter is about to change everything, and not just for her: Rachel and Tess barely know Cecilia, or each other, but they too are about to feel the earth-shattering repercussions of her husband's secret.
In 1959 Paris, a CIA agent mystified by Parisian girls, a beautiful young witch, a police detective turned into a flea while investigating a murder, and a fun-loving American in way over his head find their paths crossing in unusual ways.
A young woman leaves her comfortable North Carolina home to teach school in the poverty-stricken Smoky Mountains. Upon her arrival at Cutter Gap, Tennessee, Christy is stunned by the destitution and ignorance of the mountain people and overwhelmed at her task of teaching 67 children.
After a successful thirty-year career as a novelist, terminally ill Jimmy returns to his hometown in Wyoming and reconnects with three former bandmates from his high-school years.
Investment banker Geri Molloy is shaken from a breakup-related malaise by an eccentric hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who embroils Geri in a high-stakes takeover that places her future at risk.
The characters' lives are linked to each other by acts of generosity or cruelty. A daughter in early 20th century Chicago; a hobo during the Great Depression; an office girl in 1950s Manhattan; the young man reveling in 1960s San Francisco, then later tends to dying friends as the AIDS pandemic hits; as the new century opens, a man who has lost his way finds a measure of peace in a photograph he discovers in an old box-an image of pure and simple joy that unites the themes of this work.
"Ralph Simon is once again whisked-off to work in conjunction with the agency and occupation he's detested for over thirty-years. This time it's to aid a friend in need and to help the man who's taken his place within the agency in battling the mighty drug cartels from Columbia to Mexico, not to mention every American crime family involved with distribution of their illegal and dangerous products; starting with the ever-popular drug, Mexican Ice. In doing so, Ralph develops a rekindled sense of patriotism and angers the woman of his dreams, as well as the cartels, creating contention at home and threats on both their lives. Disgruntled players enmeshed with the cartels have kidnapped the lovely environmentalist geochemist Dr. Samantha Boyer upon discovering Ralph s involvement to curtail their smuggling operations. Can he complete the mission and rescue the woman he loves more than life itself before total disaster strikes home, country and the emanate death of Sam herself?"--From publisher description.
"Bounty hunter and lycanthrope Cedar Hunt vowed to track down all seven pieces of the Holder--a strange device capable of deadly destruction. And, accompanied by witch Mae Lindson and the capricious Madder brothers, he sets out to do just that. But the crew is forced to take refuge in the frontier town of Des Moines, Iowa, when a glacial storm stops them in their tracks. The town, under mayor Killian Vosbrough, is ruled with an iron fist--and plagued by the steely Strange, creatures that pour through the streets like the unshuttered wind. But Cedar soon learns that Vosbrough is mining cold copper for the cataclysmic generators he's manufacturing deep beneath Des Moines, bringing the search for the Holder to a halt. Chipping through ice, snow, and bone-chilling bewitchment to expose a dangerous plot, Cedar must stop Vosbrough and his scheme to rule the land and sky..."-- Provided by publisher.