A young Irish drama student in 1990s London makes new friends, establishes a place for herself, and seeks to shed her plain-girl identity before entering a whirlwind affair with an older man who changes her in unexpected ways.
An influential political cartoonist is paid an unexpected visit by a young woman who upends his sense of personal history and forces him to reevaluate his life, work and position in the world. By the award-winning author of The Sound of Things Falling.
Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life.
In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty; of Africa, and hymns, and our threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as William Blake's eternal holy city. Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, Alan Moore's epic novel, Jerusalem, is the tale of Everything, told from a vanished gutter.
After he inherits a roofless, half-renovated mansion in black Philadelphia, and subsequently discovers a daughter he never knew he had, Warren Duffy and his daughter search for a new life as they struggle with an unwanted house and its ghosts, fall in with a utopian mixed-race cult and inspire a riot on Loving Day, the unsung holiday that celebrates interracial love.
A painfully overlooked, academically gifted Harvard freshman resigns himself to anonymity before falling head-over-heels for a beautiful Manhattan glamour girl who compels him to compromise his moral standards and get in touch with his true identity.
A collection of short stories takes place in an unsettling future where humanity's growing dependence on new technologies results in social media implants, memory manufacturers, harmfully immersive virtual reality games, and disturbingly intuitive robots.
Catrina and her family have moved to the coast of Northern California for the sake of her little sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis — and Cat is even less happy about the move when she is told that her new town is inhabited by ghosts, and Maya sets her heart on meeting one.
Inhabiting four lives, a railroad baron's valet who unwittingly ignites an explosion in Chinese labor, Hollywood's first Chinese movie star, a hate-crime victim whose death mobilizes Asian Americans and a biracial writer visiting China for an adoption, the author of The Welsh Girl captures and capsizes over a century of U.S. history.
A tale told over four tumultuous weeks in Washington, D.C., traces the fracturing of a family in crisis when the three sons of Jacob and Julia confront the paradoxes between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living.
Involved in a car accident with a scam artist, a man helplessly watches his life spiral out of control following subsequent interactions with a sand-stealing company, a mafia capo, a reality show accordionist, and other eccentric characters.