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And She Was

Publisher Wm Morrow, February 2006 Fusing past and present, a fierce new novelist pens a remarkable debut novel of courage across time and culture, set amid the stark beauty of the Aleutian Islands – an heir to the classics Clan of the Cave Bear and Shipping News, but with a female protagonist as …Read More >

The Arrangement

Publisher Viking/Penguin, February 9, 2016 She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone. Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances is young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France. … Read More >

The Atlas of Forgotten Places

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin, July 11, 2017 With empathy and political intrigue, this is a gripping story of two women from different worlds who become inextricably bound in a quest to save their loved ones. The Atlas of Forgotten Places is that rare novel that delivers an exquisite portrait of …Read More >

Ballroom

Publisher Harper Collins, September 9, 2014 A novel set in 1999 in New York City about people whose lives revolve around the rhythms of a soon-to-be-demolished ballroom. Each believes that something special is waiting: Seen from the shadows, those on the dance floor appear as shimmering stars … Read More >

Becoming Mrs. Lewis

Publisher Thomas Nelson, October 2, 2018 Based on the real life love story between poet and author Joy Davidman and literary icon C.S. Lewis, Patti Callahan’s latest novel, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS, is the story of a woman, who, until now, has been overlooked by history, but who was Lewis’s best friend, … Read More >

Breakfast with Buddha

Publisher Algonquin, October 2, 2007 Otto Ringling is a straightlaced publishing executive with two kids, a lovely wife, a fine home in a fancy New York suburb, and a nagging suspicion that something’s missing. How, then, does he end up on traveling through Middle America with a berobed Mongolian … Read More >

The Camel Bookmobile

Publisher Harper Collins, April 2007 In THE CAMEL BOOKMOBILE, Masha Hamilton tells the story of a restless American librarian searching for more meaning in her life who travels to Africa to help start a library carrying books to remote settlements on the backs of camels. The bookmobile divides the … Read More >

Dinner with Buddha

Publisher Algonquin, June 2015 Algonquin’s long-awaited follow-up to Breakfast with Buddha–one of our best-loved “word of mouth” bestsellers (with 200,000 copies in print)–finds Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche on another unexpected road trip of discovery. In Roland Merullo’s … Read More >

Ellington Boulevard

Publisher Spiegel & Grau/Doubleday, January 2008 When Langer’s debut novel Crossing California was published in 2004, Publishers Weekly heralded it as “brilliant” and dozens of other critics followed suit, with the Los Angeles Times calling it “…extraordinary…a rich saga worthy of Philip Roth … Read More >

The Emancipation of Evan Walls

Publisher Koehler Books,  2019 Evan Walls has been married to his wife Izzy for thirteen years, yet she knows nothing about half of his life. That part of him he put away long ago and they have lived peacefully alongside the dead spot it has left in their love. However, the birth of their first … Read More >

Envious Moon

Published by William Morrow May 1st 2007 ENVIOUS MOON is a harrowing tale of the sometimes dark obsession, and often sensual beauty that accompanies young love. With a nod to Romeo and Juliet and reminiscent of Endless Love, Greene tells the story of two young lovers and their journey to find … Read More >

The Falling Woman

Publisher Algonquin Press, 2019 The Falling Woman weaves the interconnecting stories of Charlie Radford, an ambitious airline accident investigator but a failed pilot, and Erin Geraghty, the rumored but real survivor of airline disaster who disappears after miraculously surviving a fall from a … Read More >

The Girl in the Garden

Publisher Grand Central/Hachette, June 15, 2011 At once a powerful family saga and compelling personal odyssey, Kamala Nair’s debut novel tells the story of a haunted young woman who, in an effort to seek clarity about her impending marriage, confronts one fateful summer from her childhood. When … Read More >

Girl on the Leeside

Publisher Nan  A. Talese Books/Knopf, Penguin Random House, June 20, 2017 Siobhan Doyle grew up with her Uncle Kee at their family pub, the Leeside, in rural Ireland. Kee has been staunchly overprotective of Siobhan ever since her mother’s death in an IRA bombing, but now that she’s an adult, it’s … Read More >

Golfing With God

Publisher Algonquin Books, October 2005 In a previous life, Herman “Hank” Fins-Winston had been a golf pro—an excellent teacher of the game who never quite made it on the circuit, having missed his one real shot at greatness. He now lives in a lovely condominium on the thirteenth fairway of one of … Read More >

If Wishes Were Horses

Publisher William Morrow, February 2011 IF WISHES WERE HORSES, a modern day love story, explores a terrible loss and the extraordinary ability of one man to find love again. We believe that this novel will appeal to the millions of readers who enjoy fiction by writers such as Nicholas Sparks. Five … Read More >

If I Forget You

Publisher Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin Press, June 1, 2016 IF I FORGET YOU unfurls the story of two formers lovers who—twenty-one years after they were driven apart by circumstances beyond their control—have a chance encounter on a Manhattan street. Through altering points of view, Greene … Read More >

Lives of the Artists

Publisher HarperCollins Canada, May 2005 Mary and Alex have attained the pot of gold at the end of the dot-com rainbow. Wealthy beyond their wildest dreams, the thirtysomething Seattle couple is now free to do whatever they wish. That means pursuing the artistic vocations they always felt more suite … Read More >

More Than Words Can Say

Publisher Wm. Morrow, January 2012 From the author of If Wishes Were Horses comes a novel of long-buried secrets and self-discovery, showing us that sometimes what goes unsaid is more powerful than words. . . Chelsea Enright never expected to inherit her grandmother’s lakeside cottage deep in the … Read More >

The Night of the Comet

Publisher Ballantine, July 30, 2013 Reminiscent of The Wonder Years, a sensitive and insightful coming-of-age story by the author of Letter to My Daughter, who Pat Conroy hailed as a “novelist to keep your eye on.” It’s the summer of 1973 and 14-year-old Alan Broussard is navigating the chaotic and … Read More >

The Ninth Wife

Publisher Harper Collins, May 10, 2011 Thirty-five-year-old folklorist and amateur martial artist Bess Gray is a single woman living in Washington, D.C., who falls in love with Rory, a charming Irish musician with a secret. When Rory asks her to marry him, Bess, who had nearly given up hope of marry … Read More >

The Perfect Love Song

Publisher Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins,  October 2019 Can one song change the course of a life? Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life doing what they love: touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But Jack’s recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas … Read More >

The Promised World

Publisher Atria Books, September 2009 Lisa Tucker captures the hidden heart of the modern family. In her widely acclaimed novels, she has established her unique gift for depicting the bewildering nature of love, the poignant quest to belong, and the deep desire for a place to call home. Now from the … Read More >

Roland Merullo Backlist

Rights to Roland Merullo backlist are available from Marly Rusoff Literary Agency (some restrictions might apply) A LITTLE LOVE STORY Publisher Shaye Areheart Books, August 2005 In A Little Love Story, Roland Merullo—winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the Maria Thomas Fiction Award—has … Read More >

The Song Is You

Publisher Random House, April 2009 Julian Donahue is in love with his iPod. Each song that shuffles through “that greatest of all human inventions” triggers a memory. There are songs for the girls from when he was single; there’s the one for the day he met his wife-to-be, and another for the day his … Read More >

Surprise Me

Publisher Knopf/Nan A. Talese, June 1, 2016 An unconventional love story about two writers who see more in each other than they see in themselves, and how that faith transforms them. The fragile dream of becoming a writer takes hold during Isabelle Rothman’s senior year of college. Against all … Read More >

The Talk Funny Girl

Publisher Crown/Random, July 5, 2011 Marjorie Richards–now a wife and mother–tells the story of her rescue from a bizarre, abusive childhood. By turns dark with a peculiar breed of insanity and bright with love and resilience, The Talk-Funny Girl is a testament to one young woman’s courage and the … Read More >

The Tragedy of Arthur

Publisher Random House, April 19, 2011 The Tragedy of Arthur is an emotional and elaborately constructed tour de force from bestselling and critically acclaimed novelist Arthur Phillips, “one of the best writers in America” (The Washington Post). Its doomed hero is Arthur Phillips, a young man … Read More >

Vatican Waltz

Publisher Crown/Random House, December 1, 2013 The new novel from the award-winning author of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the story of a young catholic woman jolted from a quietly devout life in pursuit of a mysterious calling. Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming … Read More >

The Wasp Eater

Publisher Houghton Mifflin, August 2004 THE WASP EATER is a love story about a boy’s quest to bring his mother and father back together again. He sets out to do this by running away to redeem a family ring at a pawn shop, as if his whole world was but one gesture away from life, as if all of his … Read More >

What Changes Everything

Publisher Unbridled Books, July 4, 2013 After Todd Barbery, director of a humanitarian organization working with refugees, is assaulted and kidnapped on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan nothing remains the same. How could it? What Changes Everything is the story of Todd’s wife, Clarissa, who tries … Read More >

When The World Was Young

Publisher Harper Collins, June 2007 Chicago, 1957. Italian-American immigrants Angela Rosa and Agostino Peccatori still cling to their old ways even as they cope with raising a family in an unfamiliar land. Angela Rosa has devoted her entire adult life to her children, while Agostino runs the corner … Read More >

Widow’s Walk

Publisher Harper Collins/Wm. Morrow, April 9, 2014 In the spirit of The Notebook and The Time Traveller’s Wife comes Robert Barclay’s haunting and romantic novel of passion, destiny, loss and an eternal love that will bring two people together across time. A love beyond time and as deep as the sea … Read More >

The Winters in Bloom

Publisher Simon and Schuster, September 13, 2011 Together for over a decade, Kyra and David Winter are happier than they ever thought they could be. They have a comfortable home, stable careers, and a young son, Michael, who they love more than anything. Yet because of their complicated histories, … Read More >

All The Numbers

Publisher Random/Ballantine, August 2006 In ALL THE NUMBERS, author Judy Merrill Larsen skillfully takes us through every parent’s worst nightmare as she brilliantly explores, through fiction, how love makes us vulnerable and how very isolating yet very human is the desire for revenge. A trial takes … Read More >

The Arrangement

Publisher Viking/Penguin, February 9, 2016 She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone. Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances is young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France. …Read More >

Cancel The Wedding

Publisher Harper Collins, August 8, 2014 A heartfelt tale of one woman’s journey to discover the secrets of her mother’s hidden past—and confront her own uncertain future—for fans of Emily Giffin’s Southern charm and Jennifer Weiner’s compelling, emotionally resonant novels about the frustrations of … Read More >

A Cup of Friendship

Publisher Random House, January 25, 2011 From the author of the “big-hearted…inspiring” (Vogue) New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School comes a fiction debut as compelling as real life: the story of a remarkable coffee shop in the heart of Kabul, and the women who meet there–each with a … Read More >

The Cure for Modern Life

Atria/Simon and Schuster, April 2008 Matthew and Amelia were once in love and planning to raise a family together, but a decade later, they have become professional enemies. To Amelia, who has dedicated her life to medical ethics, Matthew’s job as a high-powered pharmaceutical executive has turned … Read More >

The Distance Between Us

Publisher Unbridled Books, November 2004 Caddie Blair is an American journalist who has been covering the Middle East conflict for years. She knows the scent of teargas and the sound of tank fire, and has had to step over bodies to get the story. But when her lover dies beside her on the way to the …Read More >

Dorothy on the Rocks

Publisher Algonquin Books, July 2008 In Maggie Barlow’s world, reality is overrated. So what if her singing career has hit a sour note or she’s no longer the ingénue that she used to be? So what if she drinks and smokes a bit too much or likes to chat with a fairy godperson who appears to her from …Read More >

The Favorite Daughter

Publisher Berkley/Penguin Random House, June 4, 2019 New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry returns to the Lowcountry setting of The Bookshop at Water’s End with a novel of one woman’s homecoming–and the family memories that have shaped her life…  On her wedding day ten years ago, … Read More >

The Four Ms. Bradwells

Publisher Ballantine, March 22, 2011 Meg Waite Clayton’s national bestseller The Wednesday Sisters was a word-of-mouth sensation and book club favorite. In THE FOURS MS. BRADWELLS Clayton delivers an affecting page-turner that explores the secrets we keep—even from those we love most—and celebrates … Read More >

Hotel Moscow

Publisher Morrow/Harper Collins, June 2, 2015 A thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of a daughter of Holocaust survivors who travels to Russia on business shortly after the fall of communism and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy that could irrevocably destroy …Read More >

If Today Be Sweet

Publisher Harper Collins, June 2007 IF TODAY BE SWEET, a novel, deals with the personal story behind one of the hot political issues of our time–immigration. It is the story of Tehmina Sethna, a middle-aged widow who faces the agonizing decision of which place to call home — India or America, the … Read More >

I Gave My Heart To Know This

Publisher Random House, August 2, 2011 A big-hearted, sweeping twentieth-century saga about the strength of women’s friendships, by the beloved author of Keeping the House. In 1944, Grace Anderson, Lena Maki, and Lena’s mother, Violet, are working for the war effort at the local shipyard. Grace … Read More >

Island of the Doves

Publisher Berkley/Viking, April, 1 2014 Vivid and enthralling, Island of the Doves tells the story of two women in early nineteenth century America—one typical of her time, one extraordinary for it—who transform each other’s lives. Susannah Fraser lives in one of Buffalo’s finest mansions, but her … Read More >

Jerusalem Maiden

Publisher Harper Perennial, June 1, 2011 In the vein of The Red Tent and A Thousand Splendid Suns comes a novel of a young woman in early 20th-century Jerusalem who must choose between her faith and her passion. Esther Kaminski knows that her duty is to marry young and have many sons while awaiting … Read More >

Keep Me Posted

Publisher Berkley/Viking, April 5, 2016 What would happen if the intimate secrets you shared with your sister suddenly went viral? Sisters Cassie and Sid Sunday have not done a bang-up job of keeping in touch. In their defense, it hasn’t been easy: life veered in sharply different directions for the …Read More >

Keeping the House

Publisher Random House, July 2007 A newly wed housewife in the conformist 1950s falls in love with a grand abandoned house in town, and begins to unravel a family’s dark secrets. When Dolly Magnuson moves to 1950s Pine Rapids, Wisconsin, she discovers all too soon that making marriage work is harder … Read More >

Lady Vernon and her Daughter

Publisher Crown, October 2009 A delightful interpretation of Jane Austen’s early novella Lady Susan–a treat for fans of literature’s most beloved woman of letters, as well as historical fiction readers. Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan was written during the same period in which she produced … Read More >

Letter to My Daughter

Publisher Ballantine, February 16, 2010 When Liz runs away from her Baton Rouge home on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her guilt-ridden mother, Laura, writes her a letter about her own adolescence, hoping to give Liz insight into her mother as a woman who has enough of her own precarious history … Read More >

Midori by Moonlight

Publisher St. Martin, September 2007 When a young Japanese woman’s American fiancé jilts her in San Francisco with no visa, no money and nowhere to go, she resolves to find the “American dream” on her own Midori Saito’s dream seems about to come true. Too independent for Japanese society, she is … Read More >

A Model Summer

Publisher Hyperion, April 2007 An incisive, beautifully-written first novel by a former supermodel exploring the glamorous, gritty, and sometimes ghastly world she inhabited Only a handful of women in the world have experienced what Paulina Porizkova has—being whisked away to model in Paris while … Read More >

Proof of Angels

Publisher Wm. Morrow/Harper Collins, November 4, 2014 From the critically acclaimed author of Proof of Heaven comes an unforgettable novel about hope, renewal, and the gift of angels among us—friends, family, lovers . . . and even mystical others—sure to touch your heart. Sean Magee is a firefighter … Read More >

Proof of Heaven

Publisher Wm. Morrow/Harper Collins, August 23, 2011 A mother’s faith, a child’s bravery, and a doctor’s search for healing come together in this moving and thought-provoking fiction debut that explores the meaning of family, faith, and love. This compelling and heartfelt novel will appeal to reader … Read More >

Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul

Publisher Random House Books AU – March 28, 2016, Little Brown UK – March 24, 2016 From the streets of Kabul to the shores of the Pacific, we all need to find our place in the world Long-awaited sequel to THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL Six women, on opposite sides of the earth, yet forever joined … Read More >

Shout Down The Moon

Publisher Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, April 2004 Her acclaimed debut, THE SONG READER, won her praise as a “brilliant new literary talent” (The Albuquerque Tribune). Now, Lisa Tucker returns with a starkly lyrical novel of page-turning intensity and rare emotional power. Patty Taylor can … Read More >

The Song Reader

Publisher Pocket Books/Simon & Schuster, May 2003 Can the lyrics to a song reveal the secrets of the heart… ? In this sparkling debut, Lisa Tucker takes a fascinating premise–the possibility of reading the future through songs–and uses it to tell the absorbing story of two sisters, … Read More >

The Space Between Us

Publisher Wm. Morrow, January 2006 Devastating in its power, remarkable in its achievement, here is a searing, addictively readable novel that vividly captures the delicate balance of class and gender in contemporary India—witnessed through the lives of two compelling women Set in Bombay, The Space … Read More >

The Story Hour

Publisher Harper Collins, August 19, 2014 From the critically beloved, bestselling author of The World We Found and The Space Between Us, whom the New York Times Book review calls a “perceptive and…piercing writer,” comes a profound, heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, … Read More >

The Sunday Wife

Publisher Hyperion, September 2002 In the tradition of Patricia Gaffney’s Saving Graces — a captivating novel about one woman’s journey toward independence and the life-changing friendship that guides her there. Married for 20 years to the Reverend Benjamin Lynch, a handsome, ambitious minister of … Read More >

The Turtle Warrior

Publisher Penguin/Putnam, February 2004 THE TURTLE WARRIOR is a work of fiction created from the layers of life in a surprisingly isolated region, a landscape of multiple ethnicities forgotten by most of America. In her gorgeous writing of the natural world, Ellis illuminates through fiction her … Read More >

The Two Family House

Publisher St. Martin, March 8, 2016 In the midst of a blizzard, in a two-family brownstone, two babies are born, minutes apart. The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, who wants nothing more than to please her demanding husband; and warm, generous Helen, the exhausted mother of … Read More >

The Wednesday Sisters

Publisher Ballantine, July 2008 Meg Waite Clayton might have titled her novel “The Wednesday Sisters Writing Society,” except that it is as much about shared lives—children and laughter, illness and eccentricity, miscarriage and divorce—as it is about shared literary dreams.  THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS … Read More >

The Wednesday Daughters

Publisher Ballantine, July 16, 2013 Meg Clayton’s eagerly awaited new novel is a compassionate, wise, and enthralling story of mothers and daughters, the best friends who become family, and the secrets and dreams passed down through generations. It is early evening when Hope Tantry arrives at the … Read More >

The Weight of Heaven

Publisher Harper Collins, April 2009 From the bestselling author of The Space Between Us comes an emotionally charged story of life, death, despair, and hope, and the lengths we will go to in the name of love. When Frank and Ellie Benton lose their only child, seven-year-old Benny, to a sudden … Read More >

The Zanzibar Wife

Publisher Random House Books, AU and Little Brown, UK – October 30, 2017 The Zanzibar Wife is a bewitching novel of clashing cultures and conflicting beliefs, of secrets and revelations, of mystery and magic, by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. Set both in … Read More >

Above the Waterfall

Publisher Ecco/Harper, October 1, 2015 In this poetic and haunting tale set in contemporary Appalachia, New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash illuminates lives shaped by violence and a powerful connection to the land Les, a long-time sheriff just three-weeks from retirement, contends with the …Read More >

American Ghost

Publisher Scribner/Simon and Schuster, October 9, 2012 AMERICAN GHOST is a complex and compulsively readable novel about love and identity. Jolie Hoyt is a small town girl living in panhandle Florida. Her father is a Pentecostal preacher who sells insurance on the side and her best friend is a … Read More >

The Bookshop at Water’s End

Publisher Berkley/Penguin Random House, July 11, 2017 The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it… Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, … Read More >

Burning Bright

Publisher Ecco/Harper Collins, March 2010 The acclaimed Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times best-selling author of Serena captures the eerie beauty, stark violence, and rugged character of Appalachia in stories that span the Civil War to present day. Few writers know the heart and soul of a … Read More >

Chemistry and Other Stories

Publisher Henry Holt, April 2007 Ron Rash is the poet laureate of Appalachia, a writer whose insight and empathy have illuminated this terrain in three transcendent novels, stories and collections of poems. In his latest volume of stories, spanning the entire twentieth century in this region, Rash … Read More >

Dollbaby

Publisher Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, July 1, 2014 A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in Civil Rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets, and laughter. When Ibby Bell’s father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her … Read More >

The Healing

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Knopf-Doubleday, February 21, 2012 The pre-Civil War South comes brilliantly to life in this masterfully written novel about a mysterious and charismatic healer readers won’t soon forget. Plantation Mistress Amanda Satterfield’s grief over the loss of her daughter crosses the … Read More >

Making Waves

Publisher Hyperion, April 2004 In a small Alabama town in Zion County, life is finally looking up for 20-year-old Donnette Sullivan. Having just inherited her aunt’s old house and beauty shop, she’s taken over the business. Her husband Tim, recently crippled in an accident, is beginning to cope not … Read More >

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Publisher Maiden Lane Press, February 4, 2015 Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, … Read More >

Moonrise

Publisher Maiden Lane Press,  September 3, 2013 Helen Honeycutt is just getting her life back on track after a bitter divorce when she meets Emmet Justice, an attractive widower still grieving for his late wife, Rosalyn. Their sudden marriage sets off a maelstrom of resentment and ill-will among … Read More >

One Foot In Eden

A richly textured story of love and murder, ONE FOOT IN EDEN is the first novel from acclaimed poet and short-fiction writer Ron Rash. In beautifully crafted language, ONE FOOT IN EDEN unfolds through the distinctive voices of a small-town sheriff, a young married couple, and those who share in … Read More >

Queen of Broken Hearts

Publisher Hyperion, March 2007 It’s not easy being the Queen of Broken Hearts. Just ask Clare, who has willingly assumed the mantle while her career as a divorce coach thrives. Now she’s preparing to open a permanent home for the retreats she leads, on a slice of breathtaking property on the Alabama … Read More >

The Risen

Publisher Ecco/Harper Collins, September 6, 2016 New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer—and one bewitching young woman—and the … Read More >

Saints At The River

Publisher Henry Holt, August 2004 In SAINTS AT THE RIVER, the drowning of a thirteen-year-old girl, swept away in a whitewater river while on vacation, divides a small Appalachian town. This tragedy brings a young woman journalist to the community of her childhood, and on a trip back home that … Read More >

The Same Sweet Girls

Publisher Hyperion, January 2005 None of the Same Sweet Girls are really girls anymore and none of them have actually ever been sweet. But this spirited group of Southern women, who have been holding biannual reunions ever since they were together in college, are nothing short of compelling. There’s … Read More >

Serena

Publisher Ecco/Harper Collins, October 2008 The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton arrive from Boston in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the … Read More >

South of Broad

Publisher Doubleday, August 2009 Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, SOUTH OF BROAD gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is … Read More >

The World Made Straight

Publisher Henry Holt, March 2006 In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past. Travis Shelton is seventeen the summer he wanders onto a neighbor’s property in the woods, … Read More >

I Always Loved You

Publisher Viking, February 4 2014 Paris, 1926. An aging Mary Cassatt, eyesight failing, searches through the clutter of her art studio for a bundle of lost letters. The sight of them—bound in silk ribbon, fading and difficult to make out—takes her back to her fateful introduction to Edgar Degas and … Read More >

The Anatomy Lesson

Publisher Nan A. Talese Books/Knopf/Doubleday, March 11, 2014 Set in the Dutch Golden Age, an engrossing historical novel that brilliantly imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes … Read More >

Angelica

Publisher Random House, April 2007 From the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author comes a brilliant, completely original new novel that is part Victorian ghost story, part murder mystery, part psychological puzzle. When Constance, a lowly clerk in a London stationery, married … Read More >

The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter

Publisher Bloomsbury, October 18, 2016 The Blind Astronomer’s Daughter is a dazzling new historical novel, by the author of Woodsburner, about one woman’s life in a time of stunning scientific advancement and violent rebellion. In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, Arthur Ainsworth and his adopted … Read More >

Bristol House

Publisher Viking, April 4, 2013 Annie Kendall arrives at London’s Bristol House to research ancient artifacts from the Holy Land. Her flat has two remarkable features: a stunning black-and-white mural of London scenes, and—apparently—the ghost of a Carthusian monk who leaves mysterious traces and … Read More >

The Canterbury Papers

Publisher William Morrow, February 2004 This  historical novel opens in the year 1200. Alais Capet, once in line for the throne, is a middle-aged spinster, an aging Princess of France who lives in Paris at the mercy of her brother and his court. Her youthful betrothal to Richard the Lionheart, King … Read More >

The Cove

THE COVE by Ron Rash Publisher Ecco/Harper Collins, April 2012 Laurel Shelton and her brother Hank are living out on farmland the locals say is cursed. And maybe it is. Laurel is born with a large birthmark that neighbors take as a sign of witchery. Hank loses an arm while serving overseas in WW I. … Read More >

The Egyptologist

Publisher Random House, September 2004 From the critically-acclaimed, best-selling author of PRAGUE comes a witty, inventive, brilliantly constructed novel about an Egyptologist obsessed with finding the tomb of an apocryphal king. This darkly comic labyrinth of a novel opens on the desert plains of … Read More >

The Golden Hour

Publisher NAL/Putnam, February 2012 A young Italian woman risks her life to defy the injustice surrounding her in this touching novel of forbidden love in war-torn Italy. It is autumn of 1943 when German forces invade the peaceful vineyards and olive groves of Giovanna Bellini’s village in Tuscany. … Read More >

Haunting Paris

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Knopf, June 18, 2019 A timeless story of love and loss is transformed when a bereaved pianist discovers a mysterious letter among her late lover’s possessions, launching her headlong into a decades-old search for a child who vanished in the turbulence of wartime Paris.  In … Read More >

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires

Publisher Thomas Dunn Books/St. Martin,  August 29, 2017 A novel rooted in the remarkable, but little-known, true history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line. When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary Willis must ward off Confederate guerrillas and … Read More >

The Inheritance

Publisher St. Martin Press, April 13, 2010 A complex mystery of deception and betrayal that follows the court case of a young man set to hang for the murder of his father When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night, all evidence points to his son, Stephen. About to be … Read More >

The Jewel Trader of Pegu

Publisher Wm. Morrow/Harper, January 2008 Adventure, treasure, and forbidden love are interwoven in this beautiful and original debut novel set in the lush land of 16th-century Southeast Asia In the fall of 1598, Abraham, a young Jewish jewel trader, leaves behind the comforts and familiarity of … Read More >

The Kitchen Boy

Publisher Viking/Penguin, February 2003 Is it possible to penetrate the enigmatic Russian soul? Yes, if for many years you lovingly study Russia, her people, her history and culture. In my opinion, Robert Alexander has brilliantly accomplished this task in his book, THE KITCHEN BOY. As told by the … Read More >

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

Publisher Amy Einhorn Books, April 1, 2010 Few novels play a more prominent role in American girlhood than Little Women. Since it was first published in 1868, millions of girls have cheered on the spunky Jo March as she proved girls could be tough, funny, and as smart as any boy. But Little Women … Read More >

The Madonnas Of Leningrad

Publisher Wm. Morrow, March 2006 A wonderfully spare and elegant novel in which the 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II is echoed by the destructive siege against the mind and memory of an elderly Russian woman suffering from Alzheimer’s. The novel shifts between two settings: 1941 … Read More >

Marley

Publisher Simon and Schuster/Atria, October 2019 From the acclaimed author of the “marvel of a novel” (Entertainment Weekly) Finn comes a masterful return to the world of of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol in this darkly entertaining and moving exploration of the twisted relationship … Read More >

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

Publisher Doubleday, March 1, 2012 An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of … Read More >

The Miracles of Prato

Published by Wm. Morrow, February 2009 Celebrating the art, passion, and culture of fifteenth-century Italy, THE MIRACLES OF PRATO brings to life the romantic story of the famed painter-monk Fra Filippo Lippi and the beautiful Florentine nun who was to become his muse, lover, and the mother of his … Read More >

The Mirrored World

Publisher Harper Collins, August 28, 2012 The bestselling author of the critically acclaimed The Madonnas of Leningrad, returns with a breathtaking historical novel, set against the unparalleled extravagance and artifice of the royal court in eighteenth century St. Petersburg-a world of ice palaces, … Read More >

My Name Is Mary Sutter

Publisher Viking, May 2010 In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine—and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak—Mary leaves home and … Read More >

In Need of a Good Wife

Publisher Berkley/Putnam, October 1, 2012 Richly detailed, vivid, and unforgettable, this is an extraordinary novel about three women challenging the American West—and unpredictable fate—for a future only the most daring can secure… For Clara Bixby, brokering mail-order brides is a golden business … Read More >

No Man’s Land

Publisher Nan A. Talese Books/Knopf, January 24, 2017 Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided …Read More >

The Oriental Wife

Publisher Other Press, July 19, 2011 The Oriental Wife is the story of two assimilated Jewish children from Nuremberg who flee Hitler’s Germany and struggle to put down roots elsewhere. When they meet up again in New York, they fall in love both with each other and America, believing they have found … Read More >

Prague

Publisher Random House, July 2002 PRAGUE depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune — financial, romantic, and spiritual — in an exotic city newly opened to the West. They harbor the vague suspicion … Read More >

The Race for Paris

Publisher Harper Collins, August 11, 2015 This most ambitious novel yet by bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton was inspired by the actual “Race for Paris” and the extraordinary women who were some of the first journalists to report from the liberated city in August 1944. For the readers of historic … Read More >

Rasputin’s Daughter

Publisher Viking/Penguin, January 2006 In this enthralling new novel, Russia’s most famous poet, Aleksander Blok, summons Maria Rasputin to appear before a revolutionary tribunal to tell the story of her infamous father. Taking us back to the week before her father’s murder in December 1916, Maria … Read More >

The Rebel Princess

Publisher Wm. Morrow, July 2009 Paris, October 1207. There is nothing that Alais, princess of France, wants more than to settle down with her lover, William of Caen, and to reveal to his ward Francis that she is his mother. But intrigue is afoot in the palace: two monks have arrived from Rome on a … Read More >

The Romanov Bride

Publisher Viking/Penguin, May 2008 As the Russia of Nicholas and Alexandra rushes toward catastrophe, the Grand Duchess Elisavyeta is ensconced in the lavish and magnificent Romanov court. In the same city, but world apart, Pavel is a simple village man in search of a better life. When his young … Read More >

The Scribe of Siena

Publisher Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, publication May 16, 2017 Equal parts transporting love story and gripping historical conspiracy—think The Girl with a Pearl Earring meets Outlander—debut author Melodie Winawer takes readers deep into medieval Italy, where the past and present blur and a … Read More >

Trouble the Water

Set in the crucible of the civil war and based on the inspiring true story of an unsung hero, Trouble the Water is an ambitious, layered, and ultimately satisfying journey of yearning, love, loss, friendship, and hope. Robert Smalls, born enslaved and witness to both great privilege and great suffering, grows up alongside his owner’s daughter and the dangerous son of a firebrand secessionist… Read More>

The Wartime Sisters

Publisher St. Martin Press, January 22, 2019 “It was easy sometimes to forget about the war. . . It was easy, much too easy to think only of herself and the smaller war that waited on the other side of her sister’s front door.” Ruth and Millie have never been close—not as toddlers sharing a bedroom … Read More >

Wash

Publisher Atlantic/Grove, February 5, 2013 In this luminous and spirited debut, Margaret Wrinkle takes us on an unforgettable journey across continents and through time, from the burgeoning American South to West Africa and deep into the ancestral stories that reside in the soul. Wash introduces a … Read More >

Watermark

Publisher Avon/Morrow, April 13, 2010 The year is 1320 in France, and writing, reading, and the supply of costly parchment are under complete control by an increasingly corrupted Church. When Auda, the daughter of a papermaker in the small town of Narbonne, is born albino, she falls victim to an … Read More >

The Witch’s Trinity

Publisher Crown/Random House, September 2007 Amidst terrible famine a woman who has strange visions is accused of witchcraft by her daughter-in-law. Is she guilty or is her mind simply failing her? A widow, Güde lives with her son and his wife, Irmeltrud, and their children. Irmeltrud resents her … Read More >

Woodsburner

Publisher Nan A. Talese, May 2009 In the spring of 1844, American naturalist Henry David Thoreau accidentally set fire to 300 acres of woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. The consequences of this fire, told through the lives of four main characters, form the narrative heart of this wonderful … Read More >

31 Bond Street

31 BOND STREET by Ellen Horan Publisher Harper Collins, March 30, 2010 The sensational murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell in his lower Manhattan home made front-page news across the United States in 1857. “Who killed Dr. Burdell?” was a question that gripped our nation. 31 BOND STREET, a debut novel by … Read More >

31 Hours

Publisher Unbridled Books, September 2009 A woman in New York awakens knowing, as deeply as a mother s blood can know, that her grown son is in danger. She has not heard from him in weeks. His name is Jonas. His girlfriend, Vic, doesn’t know what she has done wrong, but Jonas won t answer his cell … Read More >

The Atlas of Forgotten Places

Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin, July 11, 2017 With empathy and political intrigue, this is a gripping story of two women from different worlds who become inextricably bound in a quest to save their loved ones. The Atlas of Forgotten Places is that rare novel that delivers an exquisite portrait of … Read More >

Avenged

This is Book number 3 in The Aranaud Legacy Series Publisher Kensington – February 28, 2017 Long ago I was a servant girl at the great manor house in the quiet English village of Grenshire. My mistress, Madame Arnaud, proved cruel, and many died at her hands.To stop her, I tried to kill her. I … Read More >

A Carrion Death: A Detective Kubu Mystery

Publisher Harper Collins, April 2008 In this mesmerizing thriller, Michael Stanley penetrates Africa’s exotic façade to share an authentic look at a modern land caught between tribal culture and globalism, colonial paternalism and independence; a beautiful and wild continent teeming with poachers, … Read More >

Children of the Street

Publisher Random House, July 12, 2011 Kwei Quartey’s debut novel Wife of the Gods charmed reviewers and readers alike. With his protagonist Inspector Darko Dawson, literary fans found a new keen-eyed and all too human detective to root for. In CHILDREN OF THE STREET Dawson returns to solve an even … Read More >

Death Overdue

Publisher Simon and Schuster, November 2013 Ropes, revolvers, daggers, arsenic. . . . They are the classic, go-to murder weapons, from Christie to Clue. But death by bookcase? With one good shove, a crafty killer can keep investigators guessing: did it fall or was it pushed? That’s what sassy … Read More >

Death of the Mantis

Publisher Harper Collins, September 6, 2011 The Kalahari: a place where men go to die. When a Kalahari ranger is found dead in a dry ravine, his corpse surrounded by three Bushmen, the local police arrest the nomads. Botswana’s Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu investigates the case and is reunited with his … Read More >

Death by His Grace

Publisher Soho Press, August 29, 2017 Atmospherically set in Accra, Ghana, Chief Inspector Darko Dawson investigates the brutal murder of a high-society bride. In order to expose the truth, Darko must confront the pivotal role religion plays in Ghana—and wrestle with his old demons the investigation …Read More >

Fidel’s Last Days

Shaye Arehart Books, December 2008 A sophisticated thriller that takes readers on a wild ride through a clandestine plot to assassinate Fidel Castro. Former CIA agent Carolina Perez has spent five years working deep undercover for a very secret and very powerful organization. Their mission is to … Read More >

Gold of our Fathers

Publisher Soho Press, March 3, 2017 Darko Dawson, Chief Inspector in the Ghana police service, returns in this atmospheric crime series often compared to Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels.  Darko Dawson has just been promoted to Chief Inspector in the Ghana Police … Read More >

The Good Detective

Publisher Putnam, March 19, 2019 Detective P.T. Marsh is up against the toughest case of his career. And he’s pretty sure he killed the prime suspect. P.T. was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia–until his wife and young son died in an accident. Since that night, he’s lost the … Read More >

The Headmaster’s Wife

Publisher Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin Press, March 1, 2014 An immensely talented writer whose work has been described as “incandescent” (Kirkus Reviews) and “poetic” (Booklist), Thomas Christopher Greene turns in a more literary direction with The Headmaster’s Wife, his most ambitious work to date … Read More >

The Inheritance

Publisher St. Martin Press, April 13, 2010 A complex mystery of deception and betrayal that follows the court case of a young man set to hang for the murder of his father When a famed Oxford historian is found dead in his study one night, all evidence points to his son, Stephen. About to be … Read More >

Killer Librarian

Publisher Gallery Books/Simon and Schuster, December 2012 First in a new series! File “M” for Murder… Champion of the mystery section in a Minnesota library, Karen Nash is embarking on a dream trip to London. But she’s clueless why the love of her mid-life, Dave, would dump her hours before … Read More >

The King of Diamonds

Publisher St. Martin Press, March 2011 It’s 1960, and David Swan is two years into his life sentence for murdering the lover of his ex-girlfriend, Katya Osman. In the dead of night, David escapes from prison, and that same night Katya is found murdered in her uncle’s home, Blackwater Hall. Inspector … Read More >

Murder At Cape Three Points

Publisher Soho Press, March 18, 2014 At Cape Three Points on the beautiful Ghanaian coast, a canoe washes up at an oil rig site. In the canoe are the bodies of a prominent, wealthy, middle-aged couple, Charles and Fiona Smith-Aidoo, who have been ritualistically murdered. The Smith-Aidoos, pillars … Read More >

Natural Selection

Publisher Hyperion, June 2006 A shocking biological discovery. A previously unknown predatory species. Evolving just like the dinosaurs. Now. Today. Being forced out of its world and into man’s for a violent first encounter. Weaving science and thriller in a way not seen since Jurassic Park, Natural … Read More >

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Publisher Ecco/Harper Collins, February 19, 2013 Ron Rash dazzles readers with his gift for evocative and luminous prose and his piercing insight into the human heart’s duality–a yearning for nobility often overshadowed by our dark, primal nature. In the title story, two drug-addicted friends …Read More >

Once Upon A Day

Publisher Atria Books, April 2006 Nineteen years ago, a famous man disappeared from L.A., taking his two children to a rocky, desolate corner of New Mexico where he raised them in complete isolation in a utopian “Sanctuary,” away from the decadence of America. Now, Dorothea, the man’s … Read More >

Orders from Berlin

Publisher St. Martin Press, December 11, 2012 A compelling thriller laced with Simon Tolkien’s signature writing style, praised by the LA Times as “half Christie and half Grisham”. With the publication of The Inheritance, Simon Tolkien was lauded as a naturally gifted storyteller who possesses a …Read More >

The Perfect Liar

Publisher St. Martin’s Press, January 15, 2019 In the vein of domestic psychological thrillers like The Woman in the Window and The Girl on the Train, Thomas Christopher Greene’s THE PERFECT LIAR is a riveting and suspenseful story about a newly married young couple who finds their perfect lives … Read More >

Reconstructing Amelia

Publisher Harper Collins, April 2, 2013 When Kate, single mother and law firm partner, gets an urgent phone call from her daughter’s exclusive private school summoning her to, she’s shocked. Amelia has been suspended for cheating. It’s completely out of character for her over-achieving, well-behaved … Read More >

The Salinger Contract

Publisher Open Road, September 17, 2013 An enthralling literary mystery that connects some of the world’s most famous authors—from Norman Mailer and Truman Capote to B. Traven and J. D. Salinger—to a sinister collector in Chicago Adam Langer, the narrator of this deft and wide-ranging novel by the … Read More >

The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu

Publisher Harper Collins, June 2009 In this second detective Kubu mystery, Michael Stanley’s memorable, large detective faces another challenging case that mixes murder and smuggling in politically-charged northern Botswana. When a guest is founded murdered at a tourist camp on the lovely Linyanti … Read More >

Where They Found Her

Publisher Harper Collins, April 14, 2015 WHERE THEY FOUND HER, a riveting domestic thriller by New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight, offers a searing portrait of motherhood, marriage, class distinctions and the damage wrought by betrayal, forcing us to consider how well we can ever … Read More >

Wife of the Gods

Publisher Random House, July 2009 For fans of Alexander McCall Smith, a debut mystery novel set in West Africa that introduces a marvelous detective and a fascinatingly rich community Set in Ghana, with the action moving back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the … Read More >

Winter Sisters

Publisher Viking, February 27, 2018 From the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter comes a rich and compelling historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard, and what happens after their fate is discovered New York, 1879: After an epic … Read More >

Avenged

This is Book number 3 in The Aranaud Legacy Series Publisher Kensington – February 28, 2017 Long ago I was a servant girl at the great manor house in the quiet English village of Grenshire. My mistress, Madame Arnaud, proved cruel, and many died at her hands.To stop her, I tried to kill her. I … Read More >

Betrayed

This is Book number 2 in The Aranaud Legacy Series Publisher Kensington – February 23, 2016 When Phoebe Irving moved from San Francisco to my English country village, we discovered how much we have in common. We also realized that her family’s home, the Arnaud Manor, has a twisted history that goes … Read More >

The Collide – #3 in The Outliers trilogy

Publisher Harper Collins, July 3, 2018 Book number 3 in The Outliers trilogy KEEP YOUR ENEMIES CLOSE. Wylie is finally out of the detention center, but that doesn’t mean she’s safe. As much as she wants to forget everything that’s happened and return to her normal life, Wylie knows that true freedom … Read More >

Come November

Publisher Scholastic, October 30, 2018 The idea for COME NOVEMBER, the debut teen novel by Katrin van Dam, took root after she read a newspaper article about an old-school radio prophet who predicted the world would end on May 23, 2011. Many of his listeners believed him, and dedicated their lives … Read More >

Damselfly

Think of a multicultural Lord of the Flies with the addition of girls. Their survival is in their own hands… Samantha Mishra opens her eyes and discovers she’s alone and injured in the thick of a jungle. She has no idea where she is, or what happened to the plane taking her and the rest of the …Read More >

Haunted

This is Book Number 1 in The Arnaud Legacy series Publisher Kensington – February 24, 2015 Moving to my stepfather’s English country mansion sounded so promising. But the Arnaud Manor is neglected and unwelcoming, and I get the feeling it isn’t exactly uninhabited. Something wants to hurt us … Read More >

The Outliers – #1 in The Outliers trilogy

Publisher Harper Collins, May 10, 2016 Book number 1 in THE OUTLIERS trilogy. It’s been a while since Wylie and Cassie have been best friends. But when Wylie gets a cryptic text from Cassie asking for help, she sets off with Jasper (Cassie’s questionable boyfriend) to save her ex-best friend from … Read More >

The Scattering – #2 in The Outliers trilogy

Publisher Harper Collins, May 2, 2017 Book number 2 of The Outliers trilogy New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of the heart-pounding Outliers trilogy, a uniquely speculative story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of …Read More >

American Savior

Publisher Algonquin Books, August 2008 What if Jesus suddenly appeared and announced that he planned to run for President of the United States? Yes, that Jesus. And what if a well-meaning but utterly inexperienced band of disciples not only helped him mount a seat-of-the-pants campaign but ran it we … Read More >

Breakfast with Buddha

Publisher Algonquin, October 2, 2007 Otto Ringling is a straightlaced publishing executive with two kids, a lovely wife, a fine home in a fancy New York suburb, and a nagging suspicion that something’s missing. How, then, does he end up on traveling through Middle America with a berobed Mongolian … Read More >

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Publisher Dutton, August 2007 In this Jane Austen–inspired comedy, love story, and exploration of identity and destiny, a modern LA girl wakes up as an Englishwoman in Austen’s time. After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself … Read More >

Crossing California

Publisher Riverhead/Putnam, June 2004 Hilarious and poignant, ambitious and tremendously fun, CROSSING CALIFORNIA is a novel about two generations of family and friendship in Chicago in the 1970s. In 1979, California Avenue, in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood, separates the upper middle-class … Read More >

Design Flaws of the Human Condition

Publisher Broadway/Doubleday, June 2007 Set in Manhattan–the conniption capital of the world–a riotously funny and fresh debut novel about anger, infidelity, and friendship. Through a hilarious series of events, two strangers find themselves railroaded into an anger management class where they soon … Read More >

My Holocaust

Publisher Harper Collins, April 2007 Maurice and Norman Messer, father-and-son business partners, know a good product when they see it. That product is the Holocaust, and Maurice, a Holocaust survivor with an inflated personal history, and Norman, enjoying vicarious victimhood as a participant in … Read More >

Last One In

Publisher Ecco/Harper, July 2007 In LAST ONE IN by Nick Kulish, a young gossip columnist for a New York City tabloid arrives at work one day and learns that the newspaper’s war correspondent has been hit by a delivery truck, just as he was preparing to leave to cover the war in Iraq. With the war …Read More >

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict

Publisher Dutton, June 2009 The eagerly anticipated sequel/parallel story to Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict Laurie Viera Rigler’s debut novel, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, was a hit with fans and critics, and a BookSense and Los Angeles Times bestseller. Its open-to-interpretation … Read More >

The Thieves of Manhattan

Publisher Spiegel & Grau, July 2010 Adam Langer, the wickedly funny author of the novels Crossing California, The Washington Story, and Ellington Boulevard, has written a book that is at once a comical literary caper, an exploration of authenticity and fakery, and a tribute to books. THE THIEVES … Read More >

The Washington Story

Publisher Riverhead/Putnam, August 2005 “But Muley was walking fast now on the slippery sidewalk and Jill would have to cross California quickly if she wanted to catch him…” (From Crossing California, January 20, 1981) More than a year and a half has passed since Jill Wasserstrom tried to catch up … Read More >

The Architect of Flowers

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 23, 2011 The stories in William Lychack’s dazzling new collection, The Architect of Flowers, explore the dear and inevitable distance between people in loving relationships and find hope in dark situations. With tiny, precise details, Lychack observes the …Read More >

Confessions of a Falling Woman

Publisher Harper Collins, February 2008 The author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD returns with a collection of stories by turns tender, comic, and devastating. Debra Dean, author of the bestselling THE MADONNAS OF LENINGRAD, has been writing award-winning short … Read More >

If You Eat You Never Die

Publisher Harper Collins, January 2009 In a masterful evocation of time and place, Tony Romano introduces readers to the Comingos, a first generation Italian-American family living in a small neighborhood outside of 1950s Chicago. The evocative stories in this collection shed light on the inner … Read More >

Something Rich and Strange

Publisher Ecco/Harper, November 1, 2014 From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty-four of his finest short stories, collected in one volume No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and … Read More >

Tell Me One Thing

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Knopf/Doubleday, April 22, 2014 A collection of unforgettable short stories that explore the wondrous transformation between grief and hope, a journey often marked by moments of unexpected grace. Set in California, Tell Me One Thing and Other Stories is an uplifting and … Read More >

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365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Gratitude Changed My Life

Publisher Hyperion, December 28, 2010 An inspiring memoir about how the seemingly ordinary act of writing thank you notes led a middle-aged man out of hopelessness and into the fulfillment of lifelong dreams. At age 53, John Kralik was about to begin the new year at a personal nadir—confronted with … Read More >

The Art of the Wasted Day

Publisher Viking/Penguin Random House, April 3, 2018 A spirited inquiry into the lost value of daydream and ease, and the primacy of the imagination. Modern life only seems to become increasingly hectic and stressful, as we try to cram more into each day. In her sparkling new book, acclaimed author … Read More >

The Blue Sweater

Bridging The Gap Between Rich And Poor In An Interconnected World Publisher Rodale, February 2009 Part coming-of-age story, part blueprint for effecting real change, this engrossing narrative explores what it means to create meaningful solutions to global poverty and release human potential in …Read More >

Blue Arabesque

A Search For The Sublime Publisher Harcourt, December 2006 Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting she saw in the Chicago Art Institute: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a mysterious Moroccan screen behind her. This woman seemed a welcome secular version … Read More >

Clay Water Brick

Publisher Spiegel and Grau/Random House, June 23, 2015 As a young child, Jessica Jackley had a simple desire — to help those less fortunate than herself. She started as so many of us often do, donating money to various charitable organizations, but she always wished that there could be something …Read More >

The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, October 29, 2013 In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last. Pat Conroy’s father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering … Read More >

Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

Viking/Penguin Random House, July 19, 2016 (Initially publish by Think Piece Publishing) At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York … Read More >

First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood

Publisher Harper Collins, November 2008 From the best selling author of The Space Between Us comes a sensitive, beautifully written memoir of Thrity Umrigar’s youth in India In this incredibly poignant memoir, Thrity Umrigar traces the arc of her Bombay childhood and adolescence—from her earliest me … Read More >

The Florist’s Daughter

Publisher Harcourt, November 2007 One of our most masterful memoirists has written her most personal, yet most universal book to date. During the long farewell of her mother’s dying, Patricia Hampl revisits her Midwestern girlhood. Daughter of a debonair Czech father whose floral work gave him … Read More >

Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan

Publisher Maiden Lane Press, March 26, 2015 FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN is a remarkable first-hand account by Aram Haigaz, an Armenian author and youthful survivor of the Armenian genocide of 1915. This memoir has been made available in English in time for national publicity surrounding … Read More >

Fumbling

Publisher Doubleday, September 2004 I was a pilgrim the summer I was twenty-five. It was a year after my father died, and I was halfway through Harvard Divinity School. As I walked through the forests and fields of northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago, with Alex, my self-proclaimed protector and … Read More >

The Good, The Bad, And Me

Publisher Harcourt Brace, May 2005 The sparkling memoir of a movie icon’s life in the footlights and on camera, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND ME tells the extraordinary story of Eli Wallach’s many years dedicated to his craft. Beginning with his early days in Brooklyn and his college years in Texas, where … Read More >

Kabul Beauty School

Publisher Random House, April 2007 In the tradition of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a look at the lives of women in Afghanistan through the lens of The Kabul Beauty School. Most Westerners now working in Afghanistan spend their time tucked inside the wall of a military compound or embassy. Deborah … Read More >

Leap Days

Chronicles of a Midlife Move Publisher Springboard/Warner Books, October 2006 An insightful collection of essays about starting over in midlife from a fresh and funny new voice. Katherine Lanpher officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job … Read More >

Margarita Wednesdays

Publisher Gallery/Simon and Schuster, June 10, 2014 In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir, Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea. Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly … Read More >

Mister Owita’s Guide To Gardening

Publisher Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, March 4, 2014 A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she … Read More >

My Losing Season

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, October 2002 In 1954, in Orlando, Florida, nine-year-old Pat Conroy discovered the game of basketball. Orlando was another new hometown for a military kid who had spent his life transferring from one home to another. He was yet again among strangers, still looking … Read More >

The Orchard

Publisher Grand Central/Hachette, September 21, 2011 THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after … Read More >

The Pulpwood Queens

The Pulpwood Queens Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing, Guide To Life Publisher Grand Central, January 2008 When licensed cosmetologist turned publisher’s rep Kathy Patrick lost her job due to industry cutbacks, she wasn’t deterred. One year later, she opened Beauty and the Book, the world’s only … Read More >

My Reading Life

Publisher Doubleday, November 2, 2010 Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the furthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of … Read More >

Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence

Publisher Rodale, June 2006 Matt Sanford’s life and body were irrevocably changed at age thirteen on a snowy Iowa road. On that day, his family’s car skidded off an overpass, killing Matt’s father and sister and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair. His mother and … Read More >

Waking the Spirit: A Musician’s Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul

Publisher Picador/St. Martin, August 2, 2016 The astounding story of a critically ill musician, who is saved by music and returns to the same hospital to help heal others. Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. … Read More >

Yeh Yeh’s House

Publisher Diane Reverand/Saint Martin, December 2004 A beautifully written memoir that describes Chao’s belated journey to her family’s home in Beijing in search of a connection to her heritage. Throughout Evelina’s childhood, blue aerogramme would arrive from China, addressed to her. These letters … Read More >

A Century of Wisdom

Publisher Spiegel and Grau/Random House, April 2012 An inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism–the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor, and the pianist who was the subject of an inspiring You Tube video that moved millions of viewers. At … Read More >

Dreaming in French

The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis Publisher University of Chicago Press, March 2012 A year in Paris… since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in … Read More >

The Eternal Nazi

From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim Publisher Knopf/Doubleday, March 25, 2014 From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the … Read More >

The Gift Of Valor

A War Story Publisher Broadway Books, June 2005 Based on a front page Wall Street Journal article that readers called “extraordinary,” “profound,” and “gripping,” this is a powerfully affecting chronicle of a young Marine who sacrificed his life for his comrades-and became the first American … Read More >

The Interpreter

Publisher Free Press, September 2005 Award-winning and critically acclaimed author Alice Kaplan tells a war story unlike any other-a riveting look at American’s tragically failed attempt to uphold justice in liberated France at the end of World War II As American forces liberated towns in Normandy … Read More >

Looking for the Stranger

Publisher University of Chicago Press, September 16, 2016 No matter how many books and articles are written about The Stranger—and there are hundreds of them—the power of this little novel remains a mystery. Yet with all of the accolades heaped upon this work and the analyses of its literary, … Read More >

Man on Fire

Publisher Nan A. Talese Books/Knopf, 2019 Pat Conroy once observed that Thomas Wolfe, one of his early literary heroes, “writes like a man on fire who does not have a clue how not to be on fire.”  It’s a wonderful line, a visceral description of a performance in which the writer risks … Read More >

My Father’s Bonus March

Publisher Spiegel & Grau, October 20, 2009 To his friends, Seymour Langer was one of the brightest kids to emerge from Chicago’s Depression-era Jewish West Side. To his family, he was a driven and dedicated physician, a devoted father and husband. But to his youngest son, Langer was also an … Read More >

The Philosophers’ Quarrel

Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding Publisher Yale University Press, February 2009 The rise and spectacular fall of the friendship between the two great philosophers of the eighteenth century, barely six months after they first met, reverberated on both sides of the Channel. As the … Read More >

Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie

ANATOMY OF A SECRET LIFE: The Psychology of Living a Lie by Gail Saltz, MD Publisher Morgan Road Books/Broadway, April 2006 Everyone has a part of himself that no one else knows about. In a teenager, it’s a healthy move towards becoming independent. In an adult, it can keep the spark of romance … Read More >

Becoming Real

Defeating The Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back Publisher Riverhead/Putnam, May 2004 The key to fulfilling relationships, a satisfying work life, being authentic, confident and comfortable with yourself is simple, says Gail Saltz, MD. The stories we told ourselves as children to make sense … Read More >

Freud’s Requiem

Publisher Riverhead/Putnam, July 2005 Freudian Matthew von Unwerth’s FREUD REQUIEM places Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, on the couch and reinterprets psychoanalysis as “a science of mourning,” while he explores the redemptive possibilities of storytelling, memory, and the creative … Read More >

The Must-Have Mom Manual

Publisher Ballantine, May 2009 From two parenting experts as well as in the trenches moms comes a book no new mother will want to be without. Organized chronologically and indexed for easy reference, The Must Have Mom manual covers every aspect of mother and child’s life from birth to around first … Read More >

NO: Why Kids Of All Ages Need To Hear It And…

Why Kids Of All Ages Need To Hear It And Way Parents Can Say It Publisher Simon and Schuster/Free Press, January 2007 Bestselling author of WHY Do They Act That Way? Dr. David Walsh writes the book his readers have been asking him for: how and when to say no to your kids—and make it stick. No. It’s … Read More >

Objects Of Our Desire: Exploring Our Intimate Connections to the Things Around Us

Publisher Shaye Areheart/Crown Books, August 2005 You can’t take it with you, of course, but we certainly do value and treasure our precious things while we’re here. Salman Akhtar’s beautiful book is a fascinating historical, cultural, and psychological exploration of the objects that occupy our … Read More >

On Living

Publisher Riverhead Books, October 25, 2016 As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan never offered sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Rather than talk, she listened to their stories—stories of hope and regret, … Read More >

The Ripple Effect

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: How Better Sex Can Lead To A Better Life by Gail Saltz, M.D. Publisher Rodale Books, April 2009 We’ve all seen the sort of woman who can walk into a room and pow! Everyone feels a pull toward her, a great gravitational tug. She’s confident. She’s dynamic. She’s comfortable in her … Read More >

Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids…

The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier Publisher Free Press/Simon and Schuster, June 2011 Every week new discoveries about the brain make the news, often promising parents the latest “right” way to nurture their kids’ developing brains and behavior. And … Read More >

Why Do They Act That Way

A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain For You And Your Teen Publisher Free Press/Simon & Schuster, August 2004 Even smart kids do stupid things. It’s a simple fact of life. No one makes it through the teenage years unscathed-not the teens and not their parents. But now there’s expert help for … Read More >

Give A Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World

Publisher Hyperion, September 2009 This book will unveil a little known but critical truth: small donations from everyday Americans can create tremendous positive change throughout the world. Philanthropy is everywhere in American media today. Unfortunately, most of it focuses on the biggest … Read More >

The International Bank of Bob

Publisher Walker/McMillan, March 1, 2013 The inspiring memoir of an ordinary American who turned his brief brush with opulence into a joyful adventure of investing in the world’s working poor. Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on earth, and then inspired … Read More >

Patience With God: The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing In Us

Published by Doubleday Religion April 14th 2009 For all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today’s world—and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other— Tomáš Halík teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to … Read More >

The Power of Purpose: Living Well By Doing Good

Publisher Harmony/Random House, publication March 2006 THE POWER OF PURPOSE begins with a simple but remarkable statement: “The more you focus on helping others, the more you will succeed in reaching your own goals.” Peter S. Temes builds on this fundamental insight to share a simple plan for living … Read More >

The Same Sweet Girls Guide To Life

Publisher Maiden Lane Press, May 1, 2014 Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life by Cassandra King offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. In this small book you will find … Read More >

Stalking the Divine

Publisher Hyperion, August 2003 In STALKING THE DIVINE, a Cleveland woman attends Christmas Mass at an old city church seeking holiday cheer and comfort in the trappings of a faith she abandoned more than 30 years ago. Instead, she finds a tiny threadbare congregation and a nearly forgotten group of … Read More >

Summer: A User’s Guide

Publisher Artisan/Workman Publishing, May 2007 Summer: A User’s Guide offers evocative musings to stir warm, magical memories of summers past, and reawaken the essential spirit of the season. Whether you have a few weeks off, or just the weekend, Suzanne Brown’s one-stop summer reference will make … Read More >

Waking the Spirit: A Musician’s Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul

Publisher Picador/St. Martin, August 2, 2016 The astounding story of a critically ill musician, who is saved by music and returns to the same hospital to help heal others. Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. …Read More >

Dark Water

Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces Publisher Doubleday, October 2008 DARK WATER reminds us why Florence, with its ancient, corrupt, and dangerous beauty, remains a cultural wellspring and the home of everyone who loves beauty. On November 4, 1966, seven centuries of art met the … Read More >

Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal

Publisher WW Norton, May 23, 2017 A shocking exposé of Volkswagen’s fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world’s largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had … Read More >

A Lowcountry Heart

Publisher Knopf/Nan A. Talese, October 25, 2016 Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends. This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together so … Read More >

The Philosophers’ Quarrel

Rousseau, Hume, and the Limits of Human Understanding Publisher Yale University Press, February 2009 The rise and spectacular fall of the friendship between the two great philosophers of the eighteenth century, barely six months after they first met, reverberated on both sides of the Channel. As the … Read More >

Shutting Out The Sun

SHUTTING OUT THE SUN: How Japan Created Its Own Lost Generation by Michael Zielenziger Publisher Nan Talese/Doubleday, Current Affairs, September 2006 An insider’s view of modern-day Japan that explores its unique, disturbing social trends, which have not before been analyzed in an English-language … Read More >

The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World

Windows on the World, the Twin Towers and the Restoration of New York Publisher Abrams Books, 2019 On the streets of Manhattan, you see it around you; the people who move briskly with purpose and the ones who can barely take a step; it is a city of exploding manholes, miles of scaffolding and cracks … Read More >

Ten Degrees of Reckoning

Publisher Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, February 2009 In 1993, Judith and Michael Sleavin and their two children set out to live their dream: to sail around the world. But one night, a freighter off the coast of New Zealand altered its course by a mere ten degrees. And changed everything. After … Read More >

The Good Caregiver

Publisher Avery/Putnam, March 1, 2011 A One-of-a-Kind Compassionate Resource for Anyone Caring for an Aging Loved One Caregiving is hard work. Few are prepared to take it on. The Good Caregiver is a survival guide with an insider’s perspective, for the millions of people who find themselves in a … Read More >

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – May 1, 2018 An illuminating, entertaining tour of the physical imperfections—from faulty knees to junk DNA—that make us human We humans like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are supposedly evolution’s greatest creation, why do we have … Read More >

Waking the Spirit: A Musician’s Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul

Publisher Picador/St. Martin, August 2, 2016 The astounding story of a critically ill musician, who is saved by music and returns to the same hospital to help heal others. Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. … Read More >

The Italian Summer

Publisher Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, April 2009 Fore, bella! From the author of the critically acclaimed Golfing with God comes a charming narrative of hole-in-one trip through Italy—a glorious summer of golfing, eating, and learning how to slow down and enjoy life. The best-selling author of … Read More >

A Book of Ages

An Eccentric Miscellany of Great Moments in the Lives of the Famous and Infamous, Ages 1 to 100 Publisher Harmony/Crown, September 2008 Everyone keeps score, whether we admit it or not. The day we turn thirty-one, we become contemporaries with everyone who has ever been thirty-one, and it becomes … Read More >

The Cracker Kitchen

A Cookbook in Celebration of Cornbread-Fed, Down-Home Family Stories and Cuisine Publisher Scribner, February 2009 More than 150 recipes plus family remembrances and cultural history make up this irresistible salute to Cracker heritage – with an Introduction by Pat Conroy. Crackers, rednecks, … Read More >

The International Bank of Bob

Publisher Walker/McMillan, March 1, 2013 The inspiring memoir of an ordinary American who turned his brief brush with opulence into a joyful adventure of investing in the world’s working poor. Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on earth, and then inspired … Read More >

Prisoner of Trebekistan

Publisher Crown/Random House, September 2006 Welcome to a world where obscure information is crucial to survival, vast sums of cash are at stake, and mere milliseconds can change not just a game, but the course of your life. Prisoner of Trebekistan is Bob Harris’s hilarious, insightful account of on … Read More >

Who Hates Whom

Well-Armed Fanatics, Intractable Conflicts, and Various Things Blowing Up – A woefully Incomplete Guide Publisher Crown/Random, September 25, 2007 WHO HATES WHOM is a simple book of maps and accompanying text providing a country-by-country breakdown of who hates whom in ethnic, religious, economic, … Read More >

The Cracker Kitchen

A Cookbook in Celebration of Cornbread-Fed, Down-Home Family Stories and Cuisine Publisher Scribner, February 2009 More than 150 recipes plus family remembrances and cultural history make up this irresistible salute to Cracker heritage – with an Introduction by Pat Conroy. Crackers, rednecks, … Read More >

The Diet Code

Revolutionary Secrets of DaVinci and the Golden Ratio Publisher Warner Books, April 2006 As a master baker, painter and woodworker, Stephen Lanzalotta has been using the mathematical principles of The Golden Ratio (an integral plot element in The Da Vinci Code) for more than 30 years. His … Read More >

The Pat Conroy Cookbook

Publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, November 2004 American’s favorite storyteller is back-this time with a cookbook that is also a memoir of good food and good company from his beloved South and beyond. Pat Conroy is well known to his readers as a lover of good food, but what may surprise them is … Read More >

The Whole Fromage

Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese Publisher Broadway Books/Random House, June 25, 2013 The French, san doute, love their fromages. And there’s much to love: hundreds of gloriously pungent varieties-crumbly, creamy, buttery, even shot through with bottle-green mold. So many … Read More >