A tale inspired by the true experiences of the author's grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I traces how an impoverished youth endures the loss of his mother and brutality in a Scarsdale mining community before falling in love, winning a scholarship to Oxford and seeing everything he longs for threatened by World War I.
A novel inspired by Russian fairy tales follows the experiences of a wild young girl who taps the mysterious powers of a precious necklace given to her father years earlier to save her village from dark and dangerous forces.
A previously unpublished Margaret Wise Brown story, illustrated by a Geisel Award winner, follows the journey of a little bird who flies to the north, south, east and west before returning home again.
Falling in love as Yale students and moving to New York City in 2008, hedge fund employee Evan is embroiled in a deal that risks everything he has worked for, while nonprofit employee Julia reconnects with someone from her past who represents a different kind of life.
In a love story set on the Turkish border of Syria, an Arab American with a conflicted past attempts to join the fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime before the plight of his host family reshapes his loyalties.
Fearing her dream of becoming a galaxy-traveling starship pilot will never come true when she is sent to Earth's Galileo Academy, Polly teams up with her popular brother to investigate dangerous coincidences centered on their high-profile classmates.
A first English translation by an award-winning Spanish author follows the nightmarish experiences of a dying woman and a boy beside her hospital bed, who explore the dynamics of broken souls, toxic relationships and the power and desperation of family.
A young woman defies her fate and escapes to the city and all it holds for her — be it love, danger, or destiny. Surviving by her wits alone, Lotus charges headlong into the neon lights of Shenzhen, determined to pull herself out of the gutter and decide her own fate.
Soli is 18 and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the U.S.-Mexico border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, Calif., dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. Kavya is a mostly contented chef at a UC-Berkeley sorority house when the unexpected desire to have a child descends like a cyclone. When Soli is detained, her infant son comes under Kavya's care. As Kavya learns to be a mother, she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child.
A collection of contemporary short stories from the author of Bird: A Novel draws from her previous story collections, including Swim for the Little One First and features 25 never before published tales.
A short sequel to the best-selling Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn trilogy is set before the events of the trilogy's epilogue and traces how a newly crowned King Simon and Queen Miramele drive the antagonistic fae Norns back to their mountain stronghold.
Living with her parents in a nearly abandoned counterculture commune, 14-year-old Linda finds her perspectives and desires changed by the scandal-marked arrest of a teacher and the secrets of a new neighbor family as she wrestles with the consequences of actions and failures in the name of love.