Starting a rumor about an assassination plot targeting the Dalai Lama as part of an effort to gain support for a secret weapons system, lobbyist Bird McIntyre and Neo-Con Angel Templeton provoke Washington crises that bring the United States and China to the brink of war. [...]
It was on Superman's muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight.Tye takes us back to Superman's birth at the hands of his young, nerdy creators. He introduces readers to the cast of characters who played a role in the superhero's [...]
After four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot. Escorted by national guard soldiers from murder scene to murder scene, Harry and his [...]
Beth Marriot is fighting demons: a catastrophic series of events has undermined all prospect of happiness. Trauma leaves her no alternative but to bury herself in the austere asceticism of a community that wakes at 4am, doesn't permit eye contact, let alone speech, and [...]
The aloof and enigmatic Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan. At a literary party she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior. Intoxicated by her chilly beauty, Sidney pursues the young woman with restless determination and soon proposes [...]
From the bestselling author of Lempriere's Dictionary. John Saturnall's Feast is a novel of 17th century life, love and war. It's the story of an orphan who becomes the greatest cook of his time. With the magic of Patrick Suskind's Perfume and the setting of Hilary Mantel's [...]
Global democracy is at a crossroads and David Graeber, one of the most influential scholars and activists of recent decades, here offers the perfect book to address this historical moment: a short, provocative exploration of the idea of democracy, its current crisis, and [...]
DS Catrin Price is on administrative duty recovering from the trauma of her last case, when she receives a series of cryptic messages from an old school friend. She tracks him down to an isolated town in the wilds of the Brecon Beacons.
An exploration of four cities that reflect a blend of Eastern and Western cultures traces the historical threads connecting St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai while discussing their conflicted embrace of modernity.
Mo Hayder has for years been a master of chilling, seamlessly-plotted thrillers that keep the reader glued to the page long after lights out, and fresh off of winning the Edgar Award for Best Novel for Gone, Hayder is at the top of her game. Her latest novel, Poppet, is [...]
The premise is simple: What would you do if, out of the blue, a billionaire industrialist decided to make you the CEO of his company? No prior business experience necessary. There is only one catch: you need to pass seven tests from the "textbook of life". This is the offer [...]
A man and a boy arrive in a new land. The man catches sight of a woman he is certain is the boys mother, and persuades her to assume the role. The boy is an exceptional child, but the school authorities insist he be sent to a special school far away, so the trio flees [...]
A big, moving, contemporary novel for readers of Zadie Smith and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story of the Sai family, whose good life crumbles in an evening, torn apart by lies, reunited by grief. A rich and moving drama of separation and reunion, spanning generations and [...]
Discusses the array of herbs, flowers, fungi, trees, and fruits that have been used in alcoholic beverages over time, detailing their history and etymology while presenting growing tips for gardeners and over fifty drink recipes.