With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Lucia Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians.
When astronaut Mark Watney finds himself stranded alone on Mars, he must rely on his resourcefulness --- not to mention his rapid-fire sense of humor --- to overcome the impossible odds against him.
A controversial, intelligent and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous living literary figure who poses essential questions of our time.
With keen intelligence and wit, Alex Mar illuminates the world of witchcraft while grappling in fresh and unexpected ways with the question underlying every faith: Why do we choose to believe in anything at all?
Judy Carrier of the Rosato & Associates law firm investigates the murder of an undocumented immigrant in this epic legal thriller.
The bestselling author of THE PARIS WIFE is back with the story of the fearless and captivating Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator living in the heart of Kenya in the 1920s.
Told with piercing empathy and heartbreaking realism, THE HUMMINGBIRD is a masterful story of loving commitment, service to country, and absolution through wisdom and forgiveness.
When a husband convinces his wife to join him in a tryst with another woman, there are unintended consequences in this sharply observed erotic tale about the challenges of modern marriage.
From one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, comes this ravishing and generous-hearted novel about Elena and Lila, two girls who learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, as their friendship, beautifully and meticulously rendered, becomes a not always perfect shelter from hardship.
The stories in this animal's-eye-view of humans is a remarkable literary achievement --- the souls of 10 animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century and connected to both famous and little-known writers in surprising ways tell their astonishing stories of life and death.