engaging first novel tells the story of a sympathetic
woman who challenges her fate and imagines a life full of passion
Antonio Lobo. The
of consciousness, Antunes gets to the heart and soul of the
’s Salazar dictatorship through the lives that were affected.
The diary of
a writer, spy, and lover takes the reader on an amazing and
intimate journey through the major events of the twentieth
friendship of social opposites and the strong father-son
relationship of two Afghan émigrés form the heart of this story
at peace and war.
Edward P. The
cancer that takes many forms, is the source of complex
relationships in this story of black slaveholders in antebellum
Haddon, Mark. The
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
teenage autistic savant narrates his search for the killer of his
neighbor’s dog, which leads to discoveries about his own life.
Fortress of Solitude
Life is hell
for Dylan, a white kid in a rundown
neighborhood, until he makes friends with Mingus, the son of an
addicted R & B star.
present rivalries dominate this haunting tale of the feuding women
connected to the late owner of a once-flourishing hotel for the
of the Sea
regret, and hope lurk on every deck, from steerage to first class,
of an 1847 ship full of Irish immigrants desperate for a new life
Packer’s first collection of short stories, about the African
American experience, misfits living on the fringes of society face
allegorical tale juxtaposes a rural existence with artificial
modern life and examines love, relationships, and family.