"Rumors had been whispered for more than a year. Outrages that had
been accumulating all along took shape as evidence. A mother was
knocked down the stairs by her cold-eyed daughter. Four damaged
infants were born in one family. Daughters refused to get out of
Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled
himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of
his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly
imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story
as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García
With effortless grace, celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
illuminates a seminal moment in modern African history. Biafra's
impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in
southeastern Nigeria during the late 1960s. We experience this
tumultuous decade alongside five unforgettable characters.
In 1989, Ken Follett astonished the literary world
with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel
set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a
cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected.
Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women—past and
present—in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of
Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from
the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese
Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone
Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French
"Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close
the choir. And precisely when we need it most."
As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music
professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of
Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's
stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men
and instead "carry on singing.
A PLACE CALLED FREEDOM begins in the infernal coal mines of
the Jamisson family, in the Scottish highlands, where
twenty-one-year-old Mack McAsh spends most of his waking
hours. Bound to his employer for life, Mack burns with
an insatiable desire to escape.
The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of
December. a moving and original father-son story featuring none
other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of
supporting characters, living and dead, historical and
Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family
separated at the start of World War II, determined to
survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is
a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a
tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds “Love in the face of global adversity.