A Depression-era Appalachian farm wife is branded as a witch by her fundamentalist husband when she bonds with a USDA agent who has traveled to the North Carolina mountains to instruct regional families on how to modernize their homes and farms.
Years after waking up dozens of feet below the ground on the palm of what seems to be a mysterious giant metal hand, a top-level physicist leads a team of people to discover the nature of the hand, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity.
The Volunteer, a nineteenth-century Yorkshire whaling ship, becomes the stage for a confrontation between brutal harpooner Henry Drax and ex-army surgeon Patrick Sumner, the ship's medic, during a violent, ill-fated voyage to the Arctic.
Half a century after reluctantly painting a forgery of the only surviving work by a seventeenth-century female Dutch artist, Ellie Shipley curates an exhibit of women Dutch painters and risks exposure when both the original and her forgery arrive.
In a world where you can lead multiple lives simultaneously, have constant, perfect companionship and never die, two best friends—Chance and Leap—discover that this miracle is hiding unspeakable horrors from the world and embark on a quest for answers and survival after they are targeted by a remorseless killer.
Returning to his childhood home when his father is diagnosed with cancer, aspiring writer Ted discovers that his father's health fails whenever the Red Sox lose, a finding that leads a group of supporters to orchestrate the illusion of a Sox winning streak.
Sharing what she believes will be a last tryst with a longtime secret lover on the eve of his marriage, a woman reflects on the years they have spent together and her journey of self-discovery against a backdrop of 20th-century history. By the award-winning author of Waterland.
Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds while outmaneuvering a drama queen and a saboteur who become her unlikely friends and allies during a painful challenge. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux.
Writing about a moth consumed by a candle flame, a girl burned in an airplane accident, and a baptism on a cold beach, Dillard bears witness to the violent incursions of the Absolute into the wreck of space, and her vision of the power-play of holy fire.
When she returns with her sister Jane to their Ohio hometown after their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts her younger sisters' football fan girl antics, a creepy cousin's unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon.
Disgraced when her village's mysterious healer, who she loved and begged to help her have a child, is arrested as a war criminal, Fidelma flees to England to take migrant work only to confront her nemesis at a tribunal.
When a prophecy suggests that an insider might bring about the downfall of a powerful underground organization, devoted recruit Sarah and young assassin Rose find their respective lives clashing in a dispute that threatens everything they know.
An intelligent and dynamic woman who attracts attention wherever she goes and enjoys life with her husband and newborn daughter is astounded by her cancer diagnosis, which pits her family against a difficult healthcare system, well-meant intentions and other stressors that threaten her health and marriage.
The first official publication of a previously unknown work follows the story of a hapless orphan who swears revenge on the dark magician responsible for the death of his father, in a volume complemented by author drafts, notes, and lecture essays.
Sent away to a home for children who have tumbled into fantastical other worlds and are looking for ways to return, Nancy triggers dark changes among her fellow schoolmates and resolves to expose the truth when a child dies under suspicious magical circumstances.
A historical tale inspired by the decades-long relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings details their first encounters in late-eighteenth-century Paris and the inconsistent values that shaped their affair.