A near-future family saga spanning eighteen tumultuous years that redefine the nature of the United States explores the aftershocks of an economically devastating debt default and its impact on a once-prosperous American family.
One of the last cowboys, Calvin Sidey, a steely, hardened man with his own personal code who lives off the grid in a trailer on the prairie, agrees to help his adult son out and stay with his grandchildren for a week during which he solves problems the Old West way, which has a powerful effect on those around him. Discussion guide available online.
When her fourteen-year-old son disappears, Elizabeth learns that the boy and his friends had been hanging out near a reputedly cursed landmark, a situation that turns eerie when neighbors spot his ghostly shadow throughout the town.
Working as woodcutters under a feudal lord in 17th-century New France, two impoverished young Frenchmen follow separate journeys, one of extraordinary hardship, the other of wealth and craftiness, that shape their families throughout three centuries.
Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park she perceives as enjoying a life of free and careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie Boyd becomes obsessed with gaining acceptance into their circle, only to find herself drawn into a cult and seduced by its charismatic leader.
Traces the way original ideals about romance change in the face of real-world challenges, exploring the relationship of Rabih and Kirsten, who endure life-affirming philosophical and psychological compromises after marrying and having children.
A choose-your-own-path adaptation of Shakespeare's classic imagines riotous "what if" scenarios, inviting readers to explore the alternate stories of the star-crossed lovers as they fall for other partners, pursue unconventional interests and team up to take over Verona in robot suits.
Shock Pao is the best — in the virtual world of the Slip, there's nothing he can't steal for the right price. Outside of the Slip, though, it's a different story: No degree, no job. So when his ex offers him a job breaking into a corporate databank, he accepts.
Two decades and two major elections after a powerful search engine monopoly pioneers the switch from warring nation-states to a global microdemocracy, three high-ranking political insiders struggle to advance their agendas in the face of increasingly corrupt adversaries.
Refusing to age quietly, take antidepressants or accept the inevitable loss of her longtime husband, Joy Bergman shocks her children when, after becoming a widow, she reconnects with a former flame from her college days, turning as willful and rebellious as the younger members of their family.