Refugees - Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer
presents a new collection of stories, written over a 20-year period, which explores questions of home, family, immigration, the American experience and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives.
Living with his grandparents and toddler sister on a Gulf Coast farm, Jojo navigates the challenges of his tormented mother's addictions and his grandmother's terminal cancer before the release of his father from prison prompts a road trip of danger and hope. By the National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones
Needing money to treat her chronic disease, Mary, a young woman living in New York, agrees to be part of an eccentric actor's experiment to use different women to create the perfect relationship and agrees to be the "Emotional Girlfriend," with unforeseen consequences.
A debut 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.
After a series of endless wars sends most humans to live on a mysterious platform known as CIEL, the remaining earthlings, who have mutated, become galvanized by a child-warrior named Joan who possesses a mysterious power and can commune with the earth.
Resolving to commit to marriage and parenthood unlike the father who abandoned him, Apollo Kagwa, who suffers from bizarre dreams, is shocked when his wife commits an act of astounding violence before disappearing, compelling Apollo's odyssey through a world he barely understands.
An American debut of an award-winning book from England is set in the late-19th century and follows the experiences of an intellectually minded young widow and a pious vicar who investigate rumors about a mythical sea creature that has been blamed for a death in coastal Essex.
Embarking on her freshman year at Harvard in 1995, Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, begins a correspondence with an older mathematics student from Hungary while struggling with her changing sense of self, first love, and a daunting career prospect.
A provocative love story by the award-winning author of The God of Small Things
meanders through a spectrum of powerful emotions experienced by diverse protagonists, including a grieving father who writes a letter profiling the people who came to his 5-year-old daughter's funeral and two longtime friends at a guest house who sleep wrapped around each other like newlyweds.
A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.
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.
A conclusion to the Hugo Award-winning, post-apocalyptic trilogy that began with The Fifth Season
reveals how the powers and agendas of two women determine the fate of humankind in the wake of a returning Moon.
Moving to London with her two young sons in the wake of a family collapse, a writer endures personal, moral, artistic and practical transitions while confronting difficult questions about her vulnerability and power. By the author of Aftermath
A debut collection by a prize-winning writer explores the ties that bind people to each other and their homes as reflected in stories featuring generations of women haunted by the ghosts of war, a daughter who is outraged by the return of her believed-dead mother and a decimated refugee world where resolutions have unforeseen consequences.
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Two ambitious young musicians—one shy, the other a glamorous heir—are drawn into the dark underworld of blues-record collecting while navigating the ghosts of a repressive past and the fallout of a scam involving one's claim that a viral video of an unknown singer is the long-lost recording of a famous blues musician.