"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"—
Five women—including a high school teacher, a pregnant teenager, and a forest-dwelling homeopath—struggle with changes in a near-future America where abortion and assisted fertility have been outlawed and where the homeopath is targeted by a modern-daywitch hunt.
Years after three friends from an idyllic hamlet 90 miles north of New York City are bound and then separated by a devastating, seemingly senseless crime, the trio revisits their painful pasts in even more traumatizing ways. By the award-winning author of Black Chalk.
A posthumous story collection by the National Book Award-winning author of Jesus' Son contemplates subjects ranging from old age and mortality to the unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe manifest, depicting haunted characters who would atone for the past, remember departed loved ones or come to terms with lifelong obsessions.
Sneaking out to get readings from a traveling psychic reputed to be able to tell customers when they will die, four adolescent siblings from New York City's 1969 Lower East Side hide what they learn from each other before embarking on five decades of respective experiences shaped by their determination to control fate. By an award-winning author.
A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives.
Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons' golden-armed quarterback, is universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out hasn't harmed his reputation in the least — except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo.
When animosity between the two players reaches a boiling point on the field, they're both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service.
With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he's always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB ...
Stricken with a rare illness, Indian woman of privilege Kimaya grows up isolated in an ivory tower, until she builds a relationship with window washer Rahul Savant, whom she inspires to join the police force. But when Rahul uncovers a gang-run organ ring — at the same time Kimaya gets a chance at a life-changing heart transplant — their world gets turned upside down.
Imprisoned in the Russian Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal cavalry battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis, but as he and his comrades set out on a suicide mission in July 1942, they wonder if there is a traitor among them.
Hired by a preppy college dropout to discern the fate of a four-year-old girl who disappeared more than twenty years earlier, Kinsey Millhone investigates the young man's sketchy memories about a burial scene he believes he discovered at the age of six.
Struggling with bullying in his largely segregated, working-class neighborhood in 1992 Boston, Dave, a white boy at a mostly black middle school, befriends a youth who lives in public housing and who confounds Dave's assumptions about black culture before their bond is tested by girls, family secrets and national violence. A first novel.
An omnibus edition containing the first three novels in the best-selling fantasy series, The Malloreon, follows the adventures and exploits of Garion and his companions in Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, and Demon Lord of Karanda.
This first volume compilation presents three of five previously published novels in the epic saga which begins with the theft of the protective Orb from Riva. Volume one of two in The Belgariad collection.
In a novel of speculative fiction, an award-winning author contemplates a world where teenage girls now have immense physical power—they can cause agonizing pain and even death, drastically resetting the balance of the world. By the author of The Liars' Gospel. 25,000 first printing.