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  • Jenny Zhang

    A sly debut story collection that conjures the experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City—for readers of Zadie Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, and Junot Díaz A fresh new voice emerges with the arrival of Sour Heart, establishing Jenny Zhang as a frank and subversive interpreter of the immigrant experience in America. Her stories cut across generations and continents, moving from the fraught halls of a public school in Flushing, Queens, to the tumultuous streets of Shanghai, China, during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. In the absence of grown-ups, latchkey kids experiment on each other until one day the experiments turn...read more

  • Jamie Ford

    From the bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair. “An evocative, heartfelt, beautifully crafted story that shines a light on a fascinating, tragic bit of forgotten history.”—Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale For twelve-year-old Ernest Young, a charity student at a boarding school, the chance to go to the World’s Fair feels like a gift. But only once he’s there, amid the exotic exhibits, fireworks, and Ferris wheels, does he discover that he is the one who is actually the prize. The...read more

  • Amy Butcher

    With echoes of Darin Strauss' Half a Life and Cheryl Strayed's Wild comes a beautifully written, riveting memoir that examines thecomplexities of friendship in the aftermath of a tragedy. Four weeks before their college graduation,twenty-one-year-old Kevin Schaeffer walked Amy Butcher to her home in theircollege town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Hours after parting ways with Amy, hefatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend, Emily Silverstein. While he awaited trial,psychiatrists concluded he had suffered an acute psychotic break. Amy wasseverely affected by Kevin's crime but remained devoted to him as a friend.Over time she became obsessed-determined to discover the narrative thatexplained what...read more

  • Peter Cawdron

    Tunguska, Roswell, the Bermuda Triangle, the Mary Celeste... For hundreds of years, the danger posed by colliding worlds has been ignored as a crackpot theory, until now, and now it's too...read more

  • Lin Zhe

    Lin Zhe, one of China’s most prolific writers, paints an unforgettable picture of an ordinary family caught up in the maelstrom that was China's most recent century. Her narrative ranges across the entire length of China, to California and back again, to the battlefields of the Anti-Japanese War of Resistance and the brutal “struggle' sessions of the Cultural Revolution. But it always returns to this family's home in Old Town, that archetypical, old- fashioned, and vanishing place steeped in the traditions of South China. Ms. Lin examines the inner strength that sustains people's lives in their darkest hours, when religious and political faith falter. And yet, a...read more

  • Judy Chicurel

    For fans of PamHouston's Cowboys Are My Weakness-a novel in stories about a young womanand her town in the early 1970s It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turnedeighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie ofadulthood, Elephant Beach of gentrification-but not yet. Elephant Beach isstill gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking anddrinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who'sstill fighting a battle Katie can't understand. Impeccably crafted and hugely affectionate, this novel instories is a vivid portrait of a place whose conflicts-between mothers anddaughters, men and women, haves and...read more

  • Diane Wei Liang

    In Beijing, Mei Wang is a unique entity-the first successful female private detective. An outsider in her culture, she is independent and solitary. Now she faces her toughest challenge yet. When beloved Chinese popstar Kaili disappears, Wang must unravel a mystery filled with family secrets and the shadowy truth behind China's labor camps. Following her trail of clues, Wang takes readers on a spectacular and sensual tour of China's magnificent capital...read more

  • Kelli Estes

    The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets. Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt’s island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara’s life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core―and force her to make an impossible choice. Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes’ brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing, and the...read more

  • Chevy Stevens

    Lifehas never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Danilive on a remote ranch in western Canada where they work hard and try to stayout of the way of their father's fists. One night, a fight gets out of hand, andthe sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worsenightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. Events spiral out ofcontrol, and a chance encounter with the wrong people leaves them in a horrificand desperate situation. They are left with no choice but to change their namesand create new lives. Eighteenyears later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer when oneof the sisters goes missing and they are...read more

  • Laura Van Den Berg

    Things I will never forget: my name, my made-up birthday…The dark of the Hospital at night. My mother’s face, when she was young. Things other people will forget: where they come from, how old they are, the faces of the people they love. The right words for bowl and sunshine…What is a beginning and what is an end. Joy spends her days working the graveyard shift at a store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with silver blisters and memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. At once a hauntingly...read more

  • Molly Tanzer

    From British Fantasy Award nominee Molly Tanzer comes her debut novel, Vermilion, a spirited weird Western adventure that puts the punk back into steampunk. Gunslinging, chain-smoking, and Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise “Lou” Merriwether might not be a normal nineteen year old, but she’s too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that. It’s an important job, though most folks consider it downright spooky. Some have even accused Lou of being more comfortable with the dead than the living, and, well … they’re not wrong. When Lou hears that a bunch of Chinatown boys have gone missing somewhere deep in the Colorado...read more

  • Kyung-Sook Shin

    The highly anticipated release of the most personal novel by Kyung-sook Shin, who first burst onto the literary scene with the New York Times bestseller Please Look after Mom Homesick and alone, a teenage girl has just arrived in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is too impoverished to keep sending her to school, so she works long, sunless days on a stereo assembly line, struggling through night school every evening in order to achieve her dream of becoming a writer. Korea’s brightest literary star sets this complex and nuanced coming-of-age story against the backdrop of Korea’s industrial sweatshops of the 1970s and takes on the extreme...read more

  • Eileen Chang

    From one of twentieth-century China's greatest writers and the author of Lust, Caution comes an unforgettable story of a love affair set in 1930s Shanghai. Manzhen is a young worker in a Shanghai factory where she meets Shijun, the son of wealthy merchants. Despite family complications, they fall in love and begin to dream of a shared life together-until circumstances force them apart. When they are reunited after many years, can they start their relationship again? Or is it destined to be the romance of only half a lifetime? This affectionate and captivating novel tells the moving story of an enduring love affair and offers a fascinating window onto Chinese life in the first half of...read more

  • Grady Hendrix

    A heartwarming story of friendship and demonic possession The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since the fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act … different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil? Like an unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist, My Best Friend’s...read more

  • Tetsuya Honda

    When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered by the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lieutenant Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was slaughtered brutally—his wounds are bizarre, and no one can figure out the “what” or the “why” of this crime. At age twenty-nine, Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police’s Homicide Division is young to have been made lieutenant, particularly because she lacks any kind of political or family connections. Despite barriers created by age, gender, and lack of connections, she is mentally tough, oblivious to danger, and has an impressive ability to solve crimes. Reiko...read more

  • Cao Wenxuan

    A beautifully written, timeless tale by Cao Wenxuan, bestselling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn’t spoken a word...read more

  • Esther K. Choy

    For millennia, people have used stories to simplify a complex world, make facts and events memorable, and stir action. Today, storytelling has emerged as a strategic skill that every business leader must master. Yet few use storytelling to its full capacity. Stories work beyond telling how a company overcame competitors, or the rags-to-riches background of a founder; these are classic plot devices, and they're frequently layered into corporate messages. But stories can also operate more subtly. By adapting proven story structures and conventions, you can transform forgettable presentations into truly compelling ones, and make lasting impressions with every interaction. Let the Story...read more

  • Ryan Kirk

    In a thrilling fantasy series from the author of the Nightblade novels, revenge becomes a quest for a young female warrior. In a feudal land, a Kingdom is at risk. With no heir to the fragile throne, its future rests with the powerful members of the dying king's Council, including Minori, a nightblade warrior, and Kiyoshi, a dayblade healer. The two men are bound by the sword but divided by two opposing principles: rule the land, or serve it. In their challenge for supremacy, a spark has been lit. Her name is Asa. Her creed is revenge. A fierce nightblade warrior, she's spent a decade in pursuit of the enigmatic general who killed her father in a violent revolt-then mysteriously...read more

  • Ellen Pao

    NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY ELLE AND BUSTLE In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse Silicon Valley venture capital firm, calling out workplace discrimination and retaliation against women and other underrepresented groups. Her suit rocked the tech world—and exposed its toxic culture and its homogeneity. Her message overcame negative PR attacks that took aim at her professional conduct and her personal life, and she won widespread public support—Time hailed her as “the face of change.” Though Pao lost her suit, she revolutionized the conversation at tech offices, in the media, and around the world. In Reset, she tells her full story for the first time. The...read more

  • Jon Bonne

    Matt Kramer, author and columnist for Wine Spectator, calls The New California Wine some of the most insightful wine writing you'll read anywhere, claiming it offers the real skinny on cutting-edge California wine. Hugh Johnson, the author of The World Atlas of Wine, agrees, finding Jon Bonne's clear-eyed perspective to offer a fresh look at a mature wine culture [that's] heading in surprising directions. Both recognize not only Bonne's expertise-according to Kramer, he's somebody who's on the ground, knows his stuff, and couldn't care less about offending the Establishment-but also how easily he distills that knowledge into what Johnson recognizes as essential, pithy" lessons, such as...read more