For fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes this landmark novel about autism, memory, and, ultimately, redemption.
Sent to a “therapeutic community” for autism at the age of eleven, Todd Aaron, now in his fifties, is the “Old Fox” of Payton LivingCenter. A joyous man who rereads the encyclopedia compulsively, he is unnerved by the sudden arrivals of a menacing new staffer and a disruptive, brain-injured roommate. His equilibrium is further worsened by Martine, a one-eyed new resident who has romantic intentions and convinces him to go off his meds to feel “normal”
Self-deception and betrayal are Elizabeth Taylor’s
great subjects, and in A View of the Harbour she
turns her unsparing gaze on the emotional and
sexual politics of a seedy seaside town that’s been
left behind by modernity. Tory, recently divorced,
depends more and more on the company of her
neighbors Robert, a doctor, and Beth, a busy author
of melodramatic novels. Prudence, Robert and
Beth’s daughter, disapproves of the intimacy that has grown between her
parents and Tory and the gossip it has awakened in their little community.
In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages.
Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscripted into the Tsar’s army, the other taken as a servant in the house of the local landowner. Her mother is dying, slowly, in their tiny cabin. And there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg —
The 20th anniversary edition of Edwidge Danticat’s
groundbreaking debut—now an established
classic—revised and with a new introduction
by the author, and including extensive bonus
At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from
her impoverished Haitian village to New York to
be reunited with a mother she barely remembers.
There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of
shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti—to the women
who first reared her.
Greta is a Duchess and Crown Princess—and a
hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if
you want to rule, you must give one of your children
as a hostage. And you must keep the peace; start a
war and your hostage dies.
Greta will be free if she can survive until her
eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to
die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes
when a new hostage arrives, a boy who refuses to play by the rules,
A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green Gables
In the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California.
When she first arrives, Ana can’t tell a tomato plant from a blackberry bush,