A follow-up to Lock In finds the near-future world reveling in a violent but seemingly harmless, robot-bodied sport until a star athlete dies unexpectedly on the field, prompting an investigation by two FBI agents into the game's increasingly lucrative competition. By the award-winning author of Redshirts.
The Overstory presents an impassioned novel of activism and natural-world power that is comprised of interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent's few remaining acres of virgin forest.
"From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, a novel about a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman who is already there, a love story shot through with sheer beauty, profound sadness, and deep truth. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged nineteen, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Mcleod, a fine player who's forty-eight, confident, ironic, andmarried, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and theabusive Mr. Mcleod. Decades later, with Susan now dead, Paul looks back at how they fell in love, how he freed her from a sterile marriage, and how — gradually, relentlessly — everything falling apart, as she succumbed to depression and worse while he struggled to understand the intricacy and depth of the human heart. It's a piercing account of helpless devotion, and of how memory can confound us and fail us and surprise us (sometimes all at once), of how, as Paul puts it, "first love fixes a life forever"—
Setting out to prove that the beautiful Princess Aurore of Chanay is actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before, spymaster Baron Fulkham instead uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could destroy his career and ruin the woman he loves.
When her simple fling with Jeremy Taylor, the man on whom she has had a secret crush for years, turns into something more, threatening everything they've both worked for, librarian Rosa Fernandez must decide what is more important — her career or a love to last a lifetime.
Lord Randolph Cavanaugh is loyal and devoted — but only to family. To the rest of the world, he's aloof and untouchable, a respected and driven entrepreneur. But Rand yearns for more in life, and when he travels to Buckinghamshire to review a recent investment, he discovers a passionate woman who will challenge his rigid self-control.
Reimagines Shakespeare's "Macbeth," set in a rundown industrial town, Hekate, a drug dealer tells Inspector Macbeth he will replace the chief of police Duncan and his lover Lady plots to make it happen.
A shy college freshman finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women's movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend. By the best-selling author of The Interestings.
A highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning The Song of Achilles follows the banished witch daughter of Titans as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals. 75,000 first printing.
Forced by limited prospects to marry much-older widower Jefferson Davis, teenaged Varina Howell finds her expectations as the wife of a Mississippi landowner upended by his appointment as the leader of the Confederacy, a situation that renders her and her children fugitives in a divided and increasingly hostile nation. 500,000 first printing.
Translated for the first time in English, a second novel from a notable 20th-century Brazilian writer consists almost entirely of interior monologues that draw readers into the world of Virginia, a woman who leads an isolated life and seeks freedom via the clay figurines she sculpts.
Harboring a secret crush on her big brother's friend, who happens to be the son of her family's housekeeper, heiress Evangeline Chandler, forbidden to date the help, follows her heart when a wedding party forces them into tight quarters, a situation that becomes the start of something special until long-buried secrets threaten to tear them apart.
Returning home 10 years after being accused of a crime he did not commit, Jackson Kane helps his brother's widow, the only woman he has ever loved, with the café she's inherited, and must decide if he is strong enough to face the past in order to have a future with this woman he cannot live without.
Meeting once a year for a single, illicit night of pleasure, parting ways before dawn, sworn enemies Nicholas Chandler and Olivia Tanaka cannot stop wanting each other as secrets from the past threaten to come to light.
An Italian youth raised to revere the genius artist father who abandoned their family strives to become worthy of his father's attentions through a series of failed career pursuits before he hatches a scheme to secure his father's legacy.
Did Anastasia Romanov survive the Russian Revolution, or was Anna Anderson, the woman who notoriously claimed her identity, an impostor? The question of who this woman is and what actually happened to Anastasia creates a saga that spans 50 years and three continents.
A collection of nine stories follows a diverse set of protagonists who struggle with fate, from a steel mill worker who is transformed by the brutal power of the furnaces he works with, to a fisherman who succumbs to an obsession while sailing through overfished waters.
Reconnecting with his group of childhood friends after one of them committed suicide, thirty-year-old Mikey needs to confront dark secrets from his past involving his father to assess how they may be impacting his current emotional stupor.