Precious is a 16-year-old who has never left Harlem. Her story is one of neglect and abuse and a fierce determination to acquire an education. Pregnant by her own father, she is forced to leave school. Her defences and her world unravel as she struggles to gain control of her own life.
Russell's attentions turn to the New Temple of God and its leader, a suffragette and mystic. When four bluestockings from the Temple die after changing their wills, could sins of a capital nature be afoot? What's more, Russel's most baffling mystery may now involve the burgeoning of a deeper affection between herself and the retired Holmes.
Agnes is up to her neck in books. Having been asked to help sort out the library of the Order in Bermondsey before the building is sold, she is trawling through piles of Victoriana and mawkish lives of the saints. However, the 17-century Hawker archive, a collection of books on spells and magic as well as hand-written journals, does catch her eye.
This essential anthology--collecting pieces from the National Magazine Award-nominated journal "The Believer"--features the best in creative nonfiction, literary journalism, and the best writing in English from the beginning of the 21st century.
A work from "McSweeney's" that has won multiple literary awards, including two "US National Magazine" Awards for fiction, and has had numerous stories appear in "The Best American Magazine Writing", the O Henry Awards anthologies, and The Best American Short Stories.
A monthly magazine where length is no object. Presented in recycled acid-free heavy stock paper, it features long articles, interviews, and book reviews, as well as poems, comics, and a two-page vertically-oriented Schema spread, more or less unreproduceable on the web.
Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head. "McSweeney's" has won multiple literary awards and has had numerous stories appear in annual "best of" anthologies.
The Believer is a monthly magazine where length is no object. There are book reviews that are not necessarily timely, and that are very often long. There are also interviews that are very long. Focusing on writers and books they like, The Believer gives people and books the benefit of the doubt. The working title of this magazine was The Optimist.
A "New York Times"-bestselling picture-book author presents a sweet, simple story of a young child's typical day, from morning to bedtime. Each scene is described in three-word ABC phrases and secret scenes hidden throughout the artwork encourage multiple readings. Full color.
Each issue of the quarterly is completely redesigned. There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head.
A story of the troubled life of an introspective historian, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. It chronicles Antoine's struggle with the realisation that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning.
This is the story of three women from three parallel universes. Joanna's world is quite like our own, whereas Jeannine's world is a poorer, grungier version of Earth. And then there's Janet, who comes from a world where men have died off, a world without the "poisonous binary" of gender.
Claymore Straker returns in a stunning new thriller. Alone. Betrayed. Is there anyone he can trust? Sequel to The Abrupt Physics of Dying, shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger
A missing boy. A missing book. A missing husband. A woman who must find them all to find herself... Exquisitely written and deeply touching, The Mountain in My Shoe is both a gripping psychological thriller and a powerful and emotive examination of the meaning of family ... and just how far we're willing to go for the people we love.
The fourth mystery in the beloved and critically acclaimed Detective Kubu series tracks a series of murders and the mysterious witch doctor whose nefarious potions might hold the key to a web of missing persons.