Tag: Literary

Wetware

As a programmer for Galapagos Wetware, Hal Briggs is responsible for writing the genetic code for simple, efficient creatures to be employed in menial jobs–sweeping streets or washing dishes. But the demands for “wetware” are changing, and Briggs is given a project that calls for more sophisticated models: clients are demanding more human appearance and behavior. As the project progres... »

We Are Taking Only What We Need: Stories

In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their controlThe ten stories in this resonant collection deal with both the ties that bind and the gulf that separates generations, from children confronting the fallibility of their own parents for the first time to adult... »

The Informer: A Novel

Berlin in 1930 is a city of dark paranoia and covert power struggles, where violence can erupt at any moment. The Brownshirts dominate the streets, but the Red Front is building its insurgence.Gaelle, a beautiful but desperate young prostitute with a scar across one side of her face, trades in something far more powerful-and dangerous-than sex: information. To possess her, men will do more than pa... »

The Devil in the Valley: A Novel

By the author of the acclaimed novel Go With Me, which has now been adapted to a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles, a modern reimagining of Doctor Faustus, set in Castle Freeman Jr.’s trademark depiction of rural Vermont. In his quiet Vermont home, a man named Taft sits and wonders what’s missing from his life. He’s at a loss until a strange voice startles him from t... »

The Constant Heart

What does it mean to be a decent man? To love well, with fidelity and constancy? These are the lessons that Jake’s father, a wildlife biologist, tries to impart to his son, often on fishing trips to their beloved Furnace Creek. Bound up in the laws of Einstein’s theories, these lessons will ultimately influence Jake’s own career as an astronomer. Out on the creek, both father and... »

Gone to the Forest: A Novel

*San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012 Financial Times* Best Book of 2012 New Yorker* Best Book of 2012 FROM THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LONGSHOT comes this gripping saga about the destruction of a family, a home, and a way of life. Set on a struggling farm in a colonial country teetering on the brink of civil war, Gone to the Forest is a tale of family drama and political turmoil i... »

All the Dead Yale Men: A Novel

Originally published in 1982 to wide acclaim, The Good Son remains Craig Nova’s undisputed masterpiece. This classic explored the complicated entanglements of fathers and sons -expressed in the story of nouvue-riche father Pop Mackinnon, who used his wealth to manipulate his son Chip into the ‘right’ kind of marriage upon the young man’s return from World War II.Chip eventu... »

The Wives of Beverly Row

Desperate Housewives but naughtier! Sex and the City with more sex! The Wives of Beverly Row is the exciting new series from acclaimed author, Abby Weeks. It follows the journey of four rich, suburban women as they explore the deepest parts of their own sexuality and struggle to live in a world where their fantasies can get them in more trouble than they know how to handle. This is a series that i... »

Peace

Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy rain falls, unabated, for days. Three American soldiers set out on the gruelling ascent of a perilous Italian mountainside in the murky closing days of the Second World War. Haunted by their sergeant’s cold-blooded murder of a young girl, and with only an old man of uncertain loyalties as their guide, they truge on in a state of ... »

The Pirate Queen

Treasure is found in the most unlikely places. The envy of all her friends, wife and mother Saphora Warren is the model of southern gentility and accomplishment. She lives in a beautiful Lake Norman home, and has raised three capable adult children. Her husband is a successful plastic surgeon–and a philanderer. It is for that reason that, after hosting a garden party for Southern Living maga... »